Earlene Teasley Merritt, 87

Earlene Teasley Merritt, 87, of Raleigh, died May 27, 2014, in Bladenburg, Md. She was born October 22, 1926, in Raleigh, and was adopted by the late Pompie and Minnie Teasley. She accepted Christ at an early age while attending Corinth United Church of Christ in Youngsville, and...

Karen Diane Schindler, 68

Karen Diane Schindler, 68, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring, after a long battle with cancer. Karen was born in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Charles Peter George Ditsch and Hattie Evelyn Bade Ditsch, and was...

Rawlings L. Denson Sr., 81

Rawlings Leon Denson Sr., 81, of Franklinton, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Maria Parham Medical Center. He was born in Lynchburg, Va., the son of the late Otha William Denson and Helen Louise Burnette Denson, and was retired from IBM as a senior scientist after 23 years...

Ruth Pearce Bailey, 71

Ruth Pearce Bailey, 71, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Rex Hospital. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Alva Allen Pearce and James Daniel Pearce, and was a member of Stony Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Bailey was retired from Carolina Sportswear in Creedmoor....

Raymond Edwin Wasser Jr., 89

Raymond Edwin Wasser Jr., 89, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Franklin Manor in Youngsville. He was born in Mercer, Penn., the son of the late Georgine McClure Wasser and Raymond Edwin Wasser Sr., and was a World War II veteran having served in the...

Albert H. Maxwell Jr., 77

Albert Herr (Al) Maxwell, Jr. of Rolesville, died suddenly Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born February 21, 1937, in Asheville, and was son of the late Albert H. Maxwell Sr. and Nelda Wilson Maxwell. He grew up in Morganton, and attended N.C. State University, receiving a...

Doris E. Ryan, 91

Doris E. Ryan, 91, of Raleigh, died Monday, June 2, 2014. She was born June 7, 1922, to the late Joseph and Louise Zimmer. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 6, at 11 a.m., at Raleigh Memorial Park, with the Rev. Steven Davis officiating. She is survived by her daughter...

Joe Willard Eddins Jr., 65

Joe “Buddy” Eddins Jr., 65, of Rolesville, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Transitions Life Care Center in Raleigh. He was born in Wake County, son of the late Lillian Alice Weathers Eddins and Joe Willard Eddins Sr. Buddy was the owner and operator of the Rolesville Market until...

Robert Michael Gay, 48

Mike Gay, 48, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. A graveside service was held Friday, May 23, at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest. The Rev. Gary McNair officiated, and fond memories were shared by Mike’s nephew,...

Mattie Richardson Mitchell, 98

Mattie Richardson Mitchell, 98, of Louisburg, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Gwendolyn Freeman, of Castalia, and Fay Moore, of Wake Forest; two sons, John Mitchell, of Newport News, Va., and Horace Mitchell, of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother,...

Mildred “Millie” Carter, 69

Mildred “Millie” Bowden Carter, 69, of Youngsville, died peacefully Friday, May 23, 2014, at the William Dunlap Center for Caring. She was born in Edgecombe County, the daughter of the late Olive Truckner Bowden and Marvin Wesley Bowden, and was preceded in death by her husband,...