Virginia Painter Pearce, 86

Virginia Painter Pearce, 86, of Wake Forest, born June 25, 1928, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, after a 10-year battle with cancer. Virginia, lovingly known as Granny Gin, was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She selflessly cared for her husband, Ralph...

Samir Bassiouni, 33

Samir Bassiouni, 33, of Wake Forest, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Samir grew up in Mocksville, N.C., the son of Ahmed and Cathy Bassiouni. He later attended UNC Wilmington, receiving a degree in finance and management. It was there that he met his...

Sid Harold Richards, 70

Sid Harold Richards, 70, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Transitions Life Center, with his daughters by his side. He was born in Nash County, the son of Annie Gray Mitchell Richards and the late Fletcher Richards Jr. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 13,...

Diane Mason, 65

Beverly Diane Mason, 65, of Benson, ascended to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of Bessie Campbell Fulcher and the late Reubin Fulcher, and was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and...

Gloria Ann Cooke, 66

Gloria Ann Cooke, 66, of Louisburg, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Robert Phil Cooke, of Louisburg; daughter, Judy Ann Cooke, of Nashville, N.C.; sons, John Kennedy “Kenny” Steward, of Louisburg, and William Curtis Cooke, of Nashville; sisters, Hattie...

Wilson Williams, 74

Wilson “Captain” Williams, 74, of Louisburg, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. He is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Daniel and Annie Mitchell, both of Louisburg, and Eula Cannady, of Franklinton, and one special niece, Angela Dunn, of Louisburg. Funeral services were held Monday,...

Braden S. Rock

Braden Stanton Rock, 15, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on his way to school after leaving a church-sponsored youth scripture study group he attended daily. He was born in Bingham County, Idaho, and was a...

Joseph M. Edwards, 89

Joseph M. Edwards, 89, of Bunn, died Oct. 5, 2014, at home. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Bronze Star. He was a farmer and store owner. Edwards was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Armstrong Edwards and son-in-law, Wallace. He is survived by...

Lula Wiggins, 99

Lula Corinna Annie Gray Wiggins, 99, of Youngsville, died Sept. 28, 2014, at her home. She was born June 6, 1915, in Wake County, to the late Oneter Preddy Winston and Henry Winston. She was married to the late Curtis Soloman Wiggins, and joined Woodland Chapel Baptist Church at...

Timothy D. Wall, 66

Timothy D. Wall, 66, of Elon, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Duke Hospice in Durham. Tim was born Dec. 12, 1947, to Eleanor F. Wall and R. P. Wall, Jr. of Wake Forest, both now deceased. He was a 1975 graduate of the UNC School of Pharmacy, and served his clients...

Ernestine J. Richardson, 74

Ernestine J. Richardson, 74, of Louisburg, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Merle L. Richardson; daughters Ruby Hinton, of Raleigh, Dwendolyn Floyd (James), of Youngsville, Carlissa and Georgina Raye, both of Zebulon, Sylvia Raye, of Kittrell, and...

McArthur Leon Young, 47

McArthur Leon Young, 47, of Wake Forest, died Sept. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1967, in Wake County, to Julia Jones Young and the late Arthur Young. He is survived by his wife, Chimease Smith, of Wake Forest; children, Darius, Desiree and McKailah Young; two...