Hattie Ayscue Moore, 83

Hattie Ayscue Moore, 83, of Franklinton, passed away on Aug. 20, 2013 in Greensboro.  She was born on February 11, 1930 to the late Charles and Ida Ball Ayscue. She was the last surviving of their twelve children. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in...

Patricia “Pat” Annette Yoakum, 74

Patricia Annette Yoakum, 74, of Raleigh passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. According to her request, Yoakum’s immediate family will be celebrating her life in a beachside memorial this Fall. Born in Owego, N.Y.,  she attended Harding University and completed her education...

Diane Berkman Duquette, 52

Diane Berkman Duquette, 52, of Wake Forest, died Friday July 26, 2013 at Hospice of Wake County after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Duke Duquette; brother, David Berkman of Concord; nephew, Ashley Berkman of Charlotte;  and...

Marian Lucille “Mimi” Peacock, 55

Marian Lucille “Mimi” Peacock, 55, of Youngsville, passed away Monday Aug. 19, 2013 at her home. She was born in New Castle, Pa. and was a business analyst with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday Sept. 7, at Oviedo...

James Michael Griggs, 57

James Michael Griggs of Youngsville, passed away Monday Aug. 19, 2013. He was born in Camden, S.C. on March 13, 1956, the son of Wilma and Hewitt Griggs. Griggs graduated from Newberry College and earned a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a member of...

Caryl Jane Willis Gunsalus, 85

Caryl Jane Willis Gunsalus, 85, of Raleigh, passed away Saturday  Aug. 24, 2013 at The Oaks at Mayview. She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Frederick Charles Willis and Wava Arletta Poole Willis. Gunsalus attended college at St. Lawrence in Canton, N.Y. where...

Aline Williams, 90

Aline Williams, 90, of Wake Forest, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Aline was a talented writer and had compiled the story of her life. Aline enjoyed cooking, quilting and spending time with her family. A celebration of her life was held Aug. 28, at Wake Forest Baptist...

Doris Young Baldwin, 87

Doris Young Baldwin, 87, of Louisburg, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Baldwin is survived by three daughters, Linda Baldwin Herring of Lansing, Mich. and Lesia Baldwin Brandon and Brenda Baldwin of Durham. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 23, 1 p.m., at St. Paul Presbyterian...

William “Bill” Runyon, 64

William Alan “Bill” Runyon, 64, of Raleigh, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Parkersburg, W. Va. and was a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Runyon was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed tennis and...

Benjamin Donald Smeller, 22

Benjamin Donald Smeller, 22, of Raleigh, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at WakeMed. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a 2009 graduate of Wakefield High School and a chef with Milton’s Pizza and Pasta. Funeral services were held Aug. 17, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright...

Freda Jeffreys, 91

Freda Jeffreys, 91, of Wake Forest, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at REX Healthcare, Raleigh. She was born to the late Henderson and Alberata Jeffreys. The funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m., at New Bethel Baptist Church in Rolesville. Burial will followed in...

Jacqueline “Jackie” Wilkins, 47

Jacquline “Jackie” Wilkins, 47, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. The funeral was held Aug. 15, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Dunston officiating. Wilkins is survived by her daughter, Lakesha Wilkins; sisters, Judy Dunston and Barbara Grissom of...