Viola Pearce Rigsbee, 89, of Wake Forest, formerly of Durham, died Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2013. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Clavenia Wilkes Pearce and George Pearce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duma Rigsbee; two sons, Robert and Tommy and by a daughter, Brenda.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Rigsbee is survived by her children, Dorothy Johnson of Durham, Hallie Harp of Wake Forest, Bea McGhee and husband, Buster, of Butner, and George Rigsbee and wife, Erma, of Raleigh; a sister, Katie Allen of Stem; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.