Our Obituaries

Ida Frances Cotten Robertson

January 26, 1925 - March 19, 2017

Ida "Frances" Cotten Robertson, 92, of Morrisville, passed away after a long, beautiful life on Sunday, March 19, 2017.Frances was born January 26, 1925, in Morrisville, NC to the late Exie Lee and Julia Wicker Cotten. She spent her entire life living in Morrisville. She was married to her husband of 59 years, Johnnie H. Robertson and together they raised four children. She was a homemaker and...
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Kim Serchen Serchen-Ritchey

July 6, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Kim Serchen-RitcheyFound eternal peace March 17th, 2017, age 60. Beloved wife of Brian. Cherished daughter to Bill and Ginny. Sister to Mike (Mary Lou), Luann (Randy) Dibb, Jim (Marie), Jill (Steve) Douglas, Jeff (Kelli). Step-mother to Chad (Jenny) and Gina (Bill). Momo to Xander and Alyshia (Dave) and family. And loving aunt to many. Also loved by other relatives and friends. Will be greatly...
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Travis Sterling Volpe

March 30, 1986 - March 17, 2017

Travis Sterling Volpe, 30, of Holly Springs, formerly of Cary, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.Travis was born March 30, 1986, to Robert W. and Tiffin Lichfield Volpe in Provo, Utah on an Easter Sunday. He lived in Connecticut until the age of 6, and spent the rest of his childhood in Cary, NC. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 31. He served an LDS Mission to Winnipeg,...
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Emily Ann Lanni

March 8, 2004 - March 16, 2017

Emily Ann Lanni, 13, of Holly Springs, left this world all too soon on Thursday, March 16, 2017 after a short yet beautiful life.Emily was born March 8, 2004 to Frank and Christina Lanni. As the youngest of four children Emily attended Holly Springs Elementary and Holly Ridge Middle School. She loved dancing, tumbling, spending time with friends and doing her make-up.She is remembered by her...
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Kyu Nam Pang

January 13, 1927 - March 15, 2017

Former Cary resident Kyu Nam Pang, 90, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at her daughter, Mimi Lamb's, residence in Cornelius, NC.Born in Ulchin, South Korea on January 13, 1927, she was a devoted mother and raised a family of six daughters and two sons. She was the mainstay of the family. During the Korean War, she was forced to flee to a mountain hideout with two young children while her...
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Jacquline Fay Tingen

June 15, 1936 - March 15, 2017

Jacquline Holmes Tingen passed away peacefully after a long illness. She was born in Sanford and lived most of her life in Apex. She is predeceased by her parents, Connie and Mozelle Holmes of Apex and son Tracy Wilkerson. She is survived by her husband Eugene Tingen of Apex, daughters Cecelia Pesicek (Dale), and Donna Johnson of Cary, sons Guy Wilkerson (Fritzi) of Pittsboro and Lee Myers of...
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Kenneth Hollie Barker

April 5, 1943 - March 12, 2017

Kenneth Hollie Barker, 73, of New Hill, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 12, 2017.A gentle and nurturing man committed to his family, community, and church, Kenneth was a friend who was always willing to lift a hammer, a child, or a spirit.Kenneth was born in New Hill on April 5, 1943, one of two children born to the late John Hollie and Vila Belle Melton Barker. Kenneth's sister,...
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Randall Scott Miller

July 5, 1980 - March 11, 2017

Randall "Randy Scott" Miller, 36, of Apex, passed away, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home in Apex, NC.Randy Scott was born July 5, 1980 in Highland, NY. He was a graduate of Apex High School class of 1999 and was employed with Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac of Cary. Randy loved performance cars, fishing, animals and enjoyed life to the fullest with his many friends and family. Randy...
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Nadadur Vedantham

June 2, 1930 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Bruce C. Jordan

September 14, 1936 - March 8, 2017

Bruce C. Jordan, 80, of Cary, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 following a plane crash in Apex, NC.Bruce was born September 14, 1936 in Henderson, NC to the late Bruce and Natalie Seaman Jordan. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and was employed with the EPA for over 25 years. Bruce had a passion for flying and built several small airplanes. Bruce was a faithful servant and member of Salem...
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John Edwin MacNaughton

January 1, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Jerry Duane Howell

May 19, 1945 - March 5, 2017

Jerry Duane Howell, 71, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, passed away, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his home. Jerry was born May 19, 1945 in Norfolk, VA to the late Bethel and Bertha Green Howell. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a business owner specializing in furniture upholstery.He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sue Howell Hancock and Sylvia Howell Womack.Jerry is survived by his wife of...
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Donald Frederick Lemaire

October 13, 1953 - March 4, 2017

Donald "Don" Frederick Lemaire, 63, of Apex, formerly of Lewistown, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 after a brief and unexpected battle with cancer.He was born to the late Donald J. and Joyce M. Kauffman Lemaire on October 13, 1953 in Red Bank, NJ. Don graduated from Penn Highlands High School in 1971. After serving in the Air Force, he studied at Penn State and later became...
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Gene Paul Kuechler

June 9, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Gene Paul Kuechler passed away peacefully early morning in Apex, North Carolina on March 3, 2017. Gene was born in St. Louis, Missouri June 9, 1928. His parents were Emil Kuechler and Pauline Michler Kuechler. He was preceded in death by his siblings Neoma Kuechler, Emil Kuechler, and Alvin Kuechler. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter Paula Kuechler. Gene is survived by his...
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Mary W. Wolfe

December 11, 1959 - March 2, 2017

Mary Susan Wolfe Perez, 57, died Thursday morning, March 2, 2017 at Alamance Healthcare Center.She was born December 11, 1959 in Chatham County, NC. She was the daughter of her late parents, Arthur and Louise Wolfe. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by three of her sisters, Jane, Brenda and Joyce, her brother, Thelbert. Surviving, she has three sisters, Pat Truelove, Peggy...
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Kenneth Richard Lund

January 26, 1936 - February 28, 2017

After living a full life, Kenneth Richard Lund, 81, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017. He was a resident of Apex, N.C., at the time of his passing. Kenneth was born to the late Ruth (Marston) and Gustave Lund in Bedford, N.H., and graduated from Manchester West High School in 1954. He completed a two-year automotive course at the New Hampshire Technical Institute...
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Margaret Joan Smith Mall

May 31, 1935 - February 27, 2017

Margaret Mall, resident of Cambridge Village of Apex since 2013, passed away in her sleep on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:15 in the afternoon at Wake Med Hospital of Cary after an extended illness due to complications from a fall. She is survived by older sister Donna Jean, sons and their wives Douglas (Carrie) and Jacob (Kristy), and five grandchildren (Cassandra (Zak), David, Nathaniel,...
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Debra Lee Mertes Whitehurst

November 18, 1959 - February 27, 2017

Debra Lee Mertes Whitehurst, 57, of Raleigh formerly of Coral Springs, FL, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2017 at WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. Debra was born November 18, 1959 in Kingston, NY to the late John and Nilda Colon Mertes. She was a graduate of Kingston High School and worked as a bookkeeper for over 20 years. Debra was also owner of Nortex Electric Services Inc. She loved animals...
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Joan Marie Monahan

April 16, 1925 - February 24, 2017

Joan Marie Delaney Monahan, 91, of Apex, formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY and Miami, FL, went to meet our Lord Friday, February 24, 2017 at her home in Apex. Joan was born April 16, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, NY to the late Lawrence and Josephine Heideman Delaney. She was a graduate of Dutchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Joan was employed with AT&T retiring with over 31 years of...
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Helen Mae Weaver Markham

October 2, 1934 - February 22, 2017

Helen Mae Weaver Markham, 82, of Apex, passed away, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Helen was born October 2, 1934 in Wake County, NC to the late Charlie and Hattie Adams Weaver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Markham; two sisters and six brothers. Helen is survived by her daughters, Cathy Bailey (Durwood), Jessie Brown (Billy) and...
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Nathan Caddy

June 3, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Nathan Vernon Caddy Jr., 73, of Cary, formerly of Elizabeth City NC passed away after a life of service to both his country and the state of North Carolina. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Nathan was married to Margaret Roberta Caddy for 48 years. He was a dedicated family man and provider. he was a man that any son or daughter would be proud to call "father". When it...
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Mary Elizabeth Rabenius

July 3, 1929 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Cheryle Dane Christian Holland

October 11, 1943 - February 20, 2017

Mrs. Cheryle Dane Christian Holland, 73 a resident of the Brian Center passed away Monday, February 20, 2017. She was born October 11, 1943 in Durham County, NC daughter of the late Robert Leon Christian and Mary Rose Jones Christian. Mrs. Holland owned and operated a commercial cleaning business for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Judi Price, and a...
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Dolores Ann Stach

July 26, 1955 - February 19, 2017

Dolores Ann Stach, 61, of Willow Spring, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was born July 26, 1955 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to George and Carmela Consiglio Rusciano. One of three children, she loved all animals, children, everything Disney, the British Royal Family, NASCAR, and true crime dramas. Dolores is survived by her loving husband...
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John Edward Yarborough

October 7, 1955 - February 18, 2017

John Edward Yarborough II, 61, of Apex, formerly of Greenfield, MA, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. John wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed the Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series win, long days of fishing and time well spent with his beloved family and friends. John was born...
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LeRoy Robert Ward

November 8, 1940 - February 17, 2017

LeRoy (Lee) Ward, 75, returned to The Lord Friday, February 17, 2017, following courageous battles with heart disease and cancer. Lee was born November 8, 1940 in Suisun, CA, growing up there and later in the state of Washington. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert LeRoy and Beatrice LaDue Ward. Lee's remarkable career in the U.S. Navy spanned 25 years, from 1958 until 1982, where he...
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Morris Todd Purdy

November 20, 1967 - February 15, 2017

Morris "Todd" Purdy, 49, of Cary, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.Todd was born on November 20, 1967 to Peggy Lane Pruitt and Morris F. Purdy. Todd was brought into this world to be his older sister, Paige's, best friend. He always held a deep love for animals and children and they returned that affection. Todd had a lifelong gift to fix anything which served him in his work as a...
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Gennaro DiCostanzo

October 29, 1953 - February 15, 2017

Gennaro "Jerry" DiCostanzo, 63, of Apex, formerly of Staten Island, NY, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 after a lengthy illness.The oldest of three children, Jerry was born on October 29, 1953 in Staten Island, NY to Antoinette Conte and Anthony DiCostanzo. Jerry was a skilled carpenter who took great pride in his work. His children, grandchildren, and beloved pup held a...
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Clyde Morrison Cummings

December 21, 1946 - February 15, 2017

Clyde "Buddy" Morrison Cummings, Jr., died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Buddy was born December 21, 1946 in Lee County, NC to the late Clyde Morrison Cummings Sr. and Maggie Love Cole Cummings. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School class of 1965 and served with the NC State Highway Patrol retiring in 1989 with over 20 years of service. ...
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Paul Joseph Nashawaty

November 8, 1938 - February 11, 2017

Paul Joseph Nashawaty, 78, of Cary, formerly of Boston, MA, died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home in Cary.Paul was born in Boston, MA on November 8, 1938 to the late Thomas and Mary Copponi Nashawaty. Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Nashawaty.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Ann Wisialko Nashawaty; son, Paul Nashawaty (Kelli); daughters, Jean Carr (Rand...
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Eleanor Merbler

April 5, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Eleanor Merbler (nee Hahn) formerly of Union, New Jersey and Perkasie, Pennsylvania, crossed over the river to be with her Lord on February 8, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Merbler, mother of Lynne Pradke (Erwin) and Gayle Hosonitz (Michael), grandmother of Lauren Kallert (Steve), Kaitlin Presinzano (Martin), Jason Hosonitz (Kelly) and Jessica Gohn (Barak), great...
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Angela Clemencia Lopez

May 18, 1923 - February 4, 2017

Arrangements with Apex Funeral Home (550 W. Williams Street ~ Apex, North Carolina)
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Susan Raht Lawrence

July 19, 1941 - February 2, 2017

Susan Raht Lawrence, 75, of Apex, NC formerly of Annandale, VA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017. A native of Waukesha, WI Susan graduated from the University of Denver in 1963 and went on to get her Masters in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Susan was also selected to participate in an educational studies program at Yale University. As an Air force wife, Susan lived in...
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Lynda Ann Blackmon Barger

September 10, 1943 - January 30, 2017

Lynda Blackmon Barger, 73, of Cary, NC, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2017.The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Wake Memorial Park in Cary. Kathy Kirkpatrick of Massey's Chapel UMC will be officiating. Visitation will be held at 6pm - 8pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Apex Funeral Home.Lynda was born on September 10, 1943. She graduated from...
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Timothy John Kelaher

October 6, 1959 - January 25, 2017

Timothy John Kelaher (b. 1959) passed into eternal life on January 25, 2017, after nearly six decades helping and loving others. He will be missed by all the countless people whose lives he touched.Tim was born in Glen Ridge NJ, lived in nearby Belleville for a few years but spent most of his life in New Providence NJ. After graduating from New Providence High School, he earned an Associate's...
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Mildred Genevieve Bishop

December 3, 1923 - January 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Larry Allan Rickard

March 25, 1940 - January 25, 2017

Larry Allan Rickard, 76, of Apex, NC formerly of Jamestown, NY, and McKean, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.Larry was born on March 25, 1940 in Jamestown, the son of Walter and Rosalind Stewart Rickard.He was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Rickard, and a sister Shelia Massey. He was a 1958 graduate of Jamestown High School and served in the Air Force. He was an...
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Marian Virginia Maddox Oswald

March 31, 1926 - January 25, 2017

Marian Virginia Maddox Oswald, 90, of Apex, formerly of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, after a long, beautiful life. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Richard W. Oswald, and her two daughters, Nancy Oswald and Elizabeth "Betty" Smith, and son-in-law Douglas Smith. Marian is survived by her daughter, Virginia...
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Louis John DeOld

February 21, 1946 - January 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Edmund Elno Mastin

December 22, 1930 - January 21, 2017

Edmund "Ed" Elno Mastin, 86, passed peacefully to his Heavenly Home on January 21, 2017. Ed was born in Rochester, NY, on December 22, 1930 to the late Carlton W. and Effie Boyd Mastin. He leaves behind his loving wife Anne P. Mastin, 2 sons, David L. Mastin and wife Lisa, Mark J. Mastin and wife Susie, and grandson, Daniel McDonald, brother, William C. Mastin and wife Vickie of Nunda, NY;...
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Garrett Thomas Morrison

October 21, 1947 - January 20, 2017

Garrett Thomas Morrison, 69, of Cary, passed away, Friday, January 20, 2017 at his home in Cary, NC surrounded by his children and family. Garrett was born October 21, 1947 in Yonkers, NY to the late Edward and Florence Hvisc Morrison. He was a veteran of the US Navy and retiring as a police sergeant in Westchester County, NY with over 20 years of service. Garrett was a member of Saint Michael...
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Anthony Keenan Cozzolino

February 5, 1995 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Marisa Ann LaSpaluto

January 27, 1995 - January 14, 2017

Marisa Ann LaSpaluto, passed on from her family and friends Saturday, January 14. Known to family as Sissy or Sister Bear all her life, even when it embarrassed her to be called such, she was given the nickname by her beloved Nana, Flora LaSpaluto, when she was born on January 27, 1995 as the younger sister of Nick. Close in age, Nicholas and Marisa never fought unless it was over who was looking...
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Joseph Benjamin Paolillo

November 15, 1937 - January 14, 2017

Joseph Benjamin Paolillo, 79, of Apex, formerly of Coconut Creek, Florida, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Joseph was born November 15, 1937 to the late Amedeo and Mattea Greco Paolillo. He was preceded in death by wife, Anna Theresa Randazzo Paolillo.Joseph is survived by his sons, Marco Paolillo and wife Cydne, and Anthony Paolillo; daughter, Joanne...
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Eva Marie Richard

May 27, 1919 - January 11, 2017

Eva M. (Pineau) Richard, 97, formerly of 12 South St., Ballston Spa, died January 11th, 2017 in Cary, NC, where she had lived with her daughter Ann and family for the past 5 years. Born in the French Canadian village of Acadieville, New Brunswick on May 27th, 1919, she had an independent streak and a spirit for adventure, ahead of her time. She lived in NYC, Lowell, MA, Goose Bay, Labrador,...
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Dorothy Louise Wilson Barnhill

November 8, 1933 - January 9, 2017

Dorothy Louise Wilson Barnhill, 83, of Carrboro, died Monday, January 9, 2016 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Dorothy was born November 8, 1933 in Wake County, NC to the late Heber Alvin Wilson and Louvenia Holland Wilson. She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Louise Griffith and husband, Fred; grandchildren, Mike Griffith and wife, Brooke, Caleb Griffith and wife, Catherine, Sarah Bristow...
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Gary Eugene Huskey

March 24, 1956 - January 8, 2017

Gary Eugene Huskey, 60, of Apex, passed away after a courageous fight with small cell lung cancer, Sunday, January 8, 2017 at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Gary was born March 24, 1956 in Haywood County, NC to William "Bill" Anderson Huskey and Louise Wright Huskey. He was a graduate of Pisgah High School class of 1974. He began his career in 1974 with Carolina Power and Light / Progress...
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Michale Thomas Jaimeyfield

February 18, 1962 - January 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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James Milton Meyer

March 26, 1941 - January 6, 2017

James (Jim) Milton Meyer of Cary, formerly of Winsted, CT passed away Friday January 6, 2017 peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 75.Jim was born to parents Edward and Helen Meyer on March 26, 1941 in East Otto, NY. He was the middle of three children and graduated from Cattaraugus High School in 1959. Jim began his forty plus year career in the furniture manufacturing business at...
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Devin Arlo Seaverson

June 10, 1997 - January 5, 2017

Devin Arlo Seaverson, 19, of Fuquay-Varina, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 after living an eventful, but short life where his good heart touched many others, probably more than we know. He will live on within us and we will always cherish his vibrant and loving personality. Devin was born June 10, 1997 to Jason and Lori Seaverson. The oldest of 3 children, he was always a unique individual...
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Kathy White Qualls

May 14, 1949 - January 4, 2017

Kathy White Qualls, 67, went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2017.Born May 14, 1949 in Norfolk, VA to the late Max White Sr. and Katherine White, Kathy was the youngest of three children. She grew up in Portsmouth, VA having graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1967 receiving the distinguished honor of homecoming queen during her senior year.She worked in the NC public school...
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Frances May Cameron

August 4, 1923 - January 1, 2017

Frances May Cameron, 93, of Raleigh, formerly of Newark, NJ, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Frances was born August 4, 1923 in Newark, NJ to the late May Svenson.She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Albert Earl Cameron, Sr. and her sister Eileen Warner.Frances is survived by her sons, Albert Earl Cameron, Jr. and Thomas Earl Cameron and...
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Constantine Louis Christie

December 3, 1931 - January 1, 2017

***WEATHER UPDATE: The Service Has Been Changed to Monday, January 9th at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service.Constantine "Gus" Louis Christie, 85, of Apex, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home in Apex, NC. Gus was born December 3, 1931 in Chicago, IL to the late Louis Evangelos and Efemia Filios Christie. He was a Korean War...
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Preston D. Jones

January 24, 1925 - December 30, 2016

Preston D. Jones, 91, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at his home in Apex.Preston was born January 24, 1925 in Saratoga, NC to the late Henry and Daisy Bell Jones. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army. He spent many years in the monument business and retired from Stay Right Tank Co.Preston was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.He is survived by his wife of 69 years...
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Stewart Gulyes

February 29, 1988 - December 27, 2016

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beautiful 28 year old son Stewart Gulyes. Born leap year February 29, 1988 in Evanston Illinois, Stu passed away December 27, 2016 from a drug overdose. We will forever miss his easy going laugh and laid back personality. Stu battled hard against the disease of addiction and was drug free for the past three years. He really looked to have turned...
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Elizabeth Peters Nyman

October 4, 1930 - December 25, 2016

Elizabeth Peters Nyman, 86, of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Clinton MD, passed away, Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Carillon Assisted Living of Fuquay-Varina. Elizabeth was born October 4, 1930 to the late John Earl and Clara Peters in Bluefield, West Virginia.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Darwin "Bruce" Nyman. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Gail...
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Marie Ann Riguardi

February 22, 1927 - December 23, 2016

Marie Ann Riguardi, 89, died Friday morning in her home in Cary, NC.Born February 22, 1927 in Brooklyn NY to John and Josephine Busacca, Marie was one of four children. She was a long-time resident of Brooklyn, NY, but also took residence in Manhattan, St. Petersburg, FL, Toms River, NJ and most recently, Carolina Preserve, in Cary NC.Marie married Frank Riguardi in 1945.  Early in...
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Sammie O. Bell

June 17, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Sammie O. Bell, 92, of Cary, died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at his home in Cary. Sammie was born June 17, 1924 to the late William Preston Bell and Margaret Taylor Bell. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army and 70 year union member of Pipefitters Local 597. Sammie was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Cary where he served as deacon and handyman. He...
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Marilyn Elise Wisch

October 22, 1947 - December 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Freddie Gibson Tingen

October 24, 1931 - December 16, 2016

Freddie Gibson Tingen, 85, of Apex, died Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Rex Nursing and Care Center of Apex. Freddie was born October 24, 1931 in New Hill, NC to the late Herman and Elizabeth Yates Tingen. He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War and was employed with Ferrell Grading Company for many years. Fred is survived by his daughter, Tammy Tingen; sons, Mike (Christine), Jim (Pam),...
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Charles Lee Cotten

February 25, 1936 - December 15, 2016

Charles Lee Cotten, Sr., 80, of Apex, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Durham.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Christine Sandlin Cotten. Charlie is survived by his sons, Charles Lee "C.L.", Jr. and David; two daughters, Wanda Cotten and Phyllis Rogers; and 11 grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm...
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Ora Lee Allshouse

February 4, 1924 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Lanny Joseph Ilg

February 12, 1997 - December 12, 2016

A memorial service will be held in Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Vera May Casey

May 26, 1923 - December 10, 2016

Vera May Klima Casey, 93, of Cary, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Heartfields Assisted Living in Cary. Vera was born May 26, 1923 in St. Louis, MO to the late Joseph and Vera Klima. She had a brother, Calvin Kilma; sister Carol Lindsay; and brother. Joe Kilma. She was a 1941 graduate of Cleveland High School.She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Glennon Michael Casey.Vera...
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Gene Paul Parrish

March 25, 1939 - December 7, 2016

Gene Paul Parrish, 77, of Apex, formerly of Durham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucious and Edna Parrish.Gene is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Beverly Morgan Parrish; sons, Gene Jr. and Steve and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Jamie, April, Chase, and Lauren; brother-in-law, Jimmy Morgan of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Debra...
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William Michael George

May 22, 1943 - December 6, 2016

William Michael George, 73, of Holly Springs, formerly of Greensboro, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016."Mike" is survived by his loving wife of over 23 years, Vilma George; his daughter, Hannah George; and other loving relatives.The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Apex Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am in the chapel....
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Janet Plass Portzer

August 28, 1951 - December 2, 2016

Janet Plass Portzer, 65, of Apex, formerly of Pleasant Valley, NY, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at her home in Apex, NC. Janet was born August 28, 1951 in Poughkeepsie, NY to Robert William Plass and the late Helen Palmer Plass. One of four, she grew up with her late brother Bob and her two younger sisters, Martha and Lorraine. After attending Arlington High School, she graduated from Cornell...
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John Douglas Roberts

September 18, 1964 - December 1, 2016

John Douglas Roberts, 52, passed away December 1, 2016, with family by his side in Cary, NC. John was born September 18, 1964 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Ernest and Ryoko Roberts. His family moved often when he was small until his father retired from the Army and they settled in Spring Lake, NC. As a child, John loved to fish and to ride his bike with the neighborhood kids. He especially loved...
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Joseph Baxter Goldston

June 15, 1953 - December 1, 2016

Joseph Baxter Goldston III, 63,died on December 1, 2016 after an extended illness. He is survived by his loving family. Joey retired from working with the state of North Carolina for 35 years. He lived in Goldston, NC.As his family reflects and grieves, they know they are in your thoughts and prayers. A memorial service will be announced for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations...
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Alyson Michelle Hennessee

January 25, 1984 - November 29, 2016

Alyson Michelle Hennessee, 32, of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Boone, NC, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.She is survived by her parents, Cheryl S. Crabtree and Philip Edward Hennessee; and children, Alicia Michelle Cornett (12), Baylee Skye Hennessee (2 1/2), and Jamison Kenneth Gromley (14 months).A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 at Apex Funeral Home...
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Peter Joseph Shelfo

August 24, 1930 - November 29, 2016

Peter Joseph Shelfo, 86, of Cary, NC, formerly of Smithtown, NY, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at his home in Cary, NC. Peter was born August 24, 1930 in Corona, NY to the late Joseph Peter Shelfo and Anna Triola Shelfo. He was a Korean War veteran of the US Navy and graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. Peter was employed as a teacher in Long Island, NY...
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Martin Luftig

May 2, 1926 - November 29, 2016

Martin Luftig, 90, of Cary, formerly of Commack, NY, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Elmcroft of Northridge in Raleigh. Martin was born May 2, 1926 in Bronx, NY to the late Irving and Estell Cassin Luftig. He was a veteran of the US Navy and was employed as an optician retiring with over 51 years of service. Martin was preceded in death by his parents Irving and Estell Luftig and his sister...
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Ryan Forester Raymer

March 11, 1976 - November 27, 2016

Ryan Raymer was killed in a single car auto accident early Sunday morning. In an instant he was removed from this world and transformed in the spirit to join his late brother Carson in the presence of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He leaves behind his son, Kaden, parents David and Sharon, his older brother Chris and younger brother David and wife Lauren and children.Ryan was deeply...
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Carl Infantino

November 20, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Carl Infantino, 86, of Apex, formerly of Bronx, NY, died Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. Carl was born November 20, 1930 to the late Carlo and Lucille Infantino. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. Carl was a past master of the Mt. Arab Masonic Lodge #847 in Tupper Lake, NY. He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Eric Infantino.Carl is survived by...
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Winnie Elizabeth Riggs

January 24, 1933 - November 27, 2016

Winnie Elizabeth Riggs, 83, of Apex, passed away, Sunday, November 27, 2016 at home after an extended illness. Elizabeth was born on January, 24, 1933 in Morgan County, AL to the late John Paul Lindsey and Ova Suit Lindsey. Elizabeth was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, basket weaving, ceramics, and painting among other crafts. Elizabeth was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister and...
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Gerald Wayne Cross

November 2, 1944 - November 26, 2016

Gerald Wayne Cross, 72, passed away after a period of declining health on November 26, 2016. Born on November 2, 1944 in Durham County; he was the son of the late Battle Houston and Thelma Ferguson Cross."Wayne" married Dorinda on March 26, 1967. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and members of his church family. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter: Andrea Batten...
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James Albert Bridger

August 17, 1954 - November 24, 2016

James Albert Bridger III, 62, of Apex, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. James "Jimmy" Albert Bridger III was born August 17, 1954 in Valdosta, GA to the late James Albert Jr. and June Morris Bridger. Well loved by his extensive network of family and friends, Jimmy started every conversation with "I'm not bothering you am I?" and he never was. Jimmy liked to stay busy, which led to his...
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Carey Michael Bowman

September 17, 1988 - November 24, 2016

Carey Michael Bowman, 28, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, November 24th, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by abundant love as he moved on to his eternal home in Heaven. Carey was born September 17th, 1988 to Rex and Jennifer Kahn Bowman. He went on to graduate Salutatorian from his High School class, and joined the Air Force as a young man. During...
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Sebastian Fitzgerald Holcomb

June 17, 1967 - November 22, 2016

Sebastian Fitzgerald Holcomb, 49, of Apex, formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Sebastian was born June 17, 1967 to Curtis and Emma Jean Pace Holcomb. Sebastian served his country proudly as a Marine, during which he was awarded many decorations and medals. Family was very important to him as well as his relationship to our Heavenly Father. He will be remembered for...
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James Andrew Hogan

September 2, 1934 - November 19, 2016

James Andrew Hogan, Sr., 82, of Cary, formerly of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Sunrise of Cary Assisted Living. "Jim" was born September 2, 1934 to the late James E. Hogan and Hazel A. Todd Hogan. A graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA, and Drexel University in Philadelphia, he held Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering, and Engineering...
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Robert Ray Pittard

October 21, 1934 - November 18, 2016

Robert "Bobby" Ray Pittard, 82, of Cary, died Friday, November 18, 2016 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Bobby was born October 21, 1934 in the Carpenter Community of Wake County to the late Henry M. Pittard and Ceola Hurst Pittard. He was a graduate of Apex High School and NC State University. Bobby was a veteran of the NC Army National Guard. He started his career at Moncure High School...
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Andrew Davis Shook

December 14, 1985 - November 18, 2016

Andrew Davis Shook, 30, passed away on November 18, 2016 at UNC Rex Hospital surrounded by family. He was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to Robert Andrew Shook and Christie Haynie Shook on December 14, 1985. He attended North Gwinnett High School in Suwanne, Georgia and Clover High School in Clover, South Carolina. Andrew was an avid science-lover and dreamed of being a theoretical physicist. He...
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John Franklin White

December 30, 1950 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Patsy Neal Allen

April 9, 1931 - November 17, 2016

Patsy Neal Allen, 85, of Apex, NC, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, November 17, 2016, following a lengthy illness.Patsy was born April 9, 1931 in Burlington, NC to the late Oscar and Mary Wells Neal. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Donna Marie Neal and Bettie Sue Neal, brother Billy Earle Neal, and husbands Leon Bethea May and Zebulon Vance Allen...
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Catherine Ann Batchelor

June 9, 1978 - November 16, 2016

Catherine Ann Batchelor, 38, of Cary, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.Cathy was a long time resident of Green Level, where she lived since childhood. She was a great cook and loved to entertain, making everyone feel at home. She was the life of the party and lived life to the fullest. She always made you laugh with her witty sense of humor and constant jokes. Cathy was a nurturer...
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Dorothy Mae Boatwright-Wilson

November 6, 1936 - November 15, 2016

Dorothy Mae Boatwright-Wilson, 80, of Raleigh, formerly of Rockbridge County, VA, passed away peacefully after a long, beautiful life on this earth on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.Dorothy was born on November 6, 1936 in Rockbridge County, VA to the late Charlie Beverly and Nettie Burley Cash.Dorothy was preceded in death by her late husbands, G. Lee Boatwright and Donald Biggerstaff; and her...
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Jean Fletcher Kendrick

August 25, 1937 - November 14, 2016

Jean Fletcher Kendrick, 79, of Beckley, WV, formerly of Apex, NC, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 after a long illness. Jean was born and raised in Grundy, VA and also lived in Welch, WV, Beckley, WV and Apex, NC before returning to Beckley. She had been a member of both Calloway Heights Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Beckley as well as Green level Baptist Church in Cary, NC. She...
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Arthur Palfrey Bode

October 12, 1953 - November 11, 2016

Dr. Arthur Palfrey Bode, 63, of Cary, formerly of Greenville, NC, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 11, 2016. Arthur was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He dedicated his life to medical research.He is survived by his three loving sons, Christopher (Amy), Scott, and Joshua; his devoted fiancee, Irene; brother, Mark; and...
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Geneva Patricia Olive Height

May 3, 1942 - November 10, 2016

Geneva Patricia Olive Height, 74, of Raleigh, passed away after a lengthy illness on Thursday, November 10, 2016.She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elsie Olive; husband, Johnny Mack Height; son, Robert Brynn Jackson; grandson, Joseph Calvin Jackson; granddaughter, Jenny Lynn Prince; sisters, Peggy, Juanita, and Lucille; and brother, Connie.Jenny is survived by her daughter,...
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Florine Langston Savage

April 12, 1912 - November 9, 2016

After 104 years of working in her Lord Jesus' vineyards, Florine Savage passed away peacefully to be with Him on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by just about everyone - 20+ siblings and siblings-in-law, but most importantly, her adoring husband, Brinson Savage, whom she was married to for 53 years until his passing. Florine leaves a devoted daughter, granddaughter, and...
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Woo Up Kim

September 16, 1943 - November 7, 2016

Woo Up "Danny" Kim went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2016 at Duke Regional Medical Center in Durham, NC. He was born on September 16, 1943 in Imsil, South Korea. He was the eighth of nine children of Young Sang Kim and Hyo Nyo Kwak. Woo Up studied Industrial Engineering at Han Yang University in Seoul, Korea. He immigrated to the United States in November of 1969 to study Computer Science....
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James Marcus Coats

April 18, 1943 - November 3, 2016

James (Jimmy) Marcus Coats Sr. 73, of Holly Ridge, North Carolina went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November 3, 2016 at 10:41 pm. He was a loving husband, father and friend. Jimmy will be remembered for his outgoing personality and love for the Lord. Jimmy had a great desire to witness and share Jesus with all that he came in contact with. Jimmy knew Jesus Christ was his personal Savior...
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Ruby Lee Andrews Jones

June 25, 1928 - October 30, 2016

Ruby Andrews Jones, 88, of Cary, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 30, 2016. Ruby was born on June 25, 1928, one of five children, to the late Callie and Beatrice Andrews. Ruby was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 20 years, Morris Jones, as well as her parents, and brothers, Billy and Terry Andrews.She is survived by her daughters, Joy Wirt and Jean Johnson; sons, Jimmy Betts and...
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John Franklin Ferguson

August 27, 1929 - October 28, 2016

John F. Ferguson, Sr., 87, of Cary, NC passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born on August 27, 1929 in Tyler, TX to James Edward and Bernice Dukes Ferguson. John is survived by his devoted and loving partner, Dr. Mary Beach and her family.* John's surviving children are John Jr. (Charlotte) of Houston, TX; James (Connie) of College Station, TX; Teresa Auten (Rick) of...
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Joyce Fryer Bish

February 17, 1930 - October 28, 2016

Joyce Fryer Bish, age 86, of Cary, NC formally of Summerville, PA died October 28, 2016 in Cary, NC. Born February 17, 1930 in Fairmount City, PA she was the daughter of David William Harrison Yoder and Ida May Smith Yoder. She was married June 27, 1950 to William D. Fryer of Limestone Township, PA. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1987. She lived for many years in Summerville, PA. She...
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Frank Bronte

February 27, 1937 - October 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Phene Doughty Martin

December 20, 1930 - October 27, 2016

Phene Doughty Martin, 85, of Cary, formerly of Avon Lakes, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. Phene was born in Craddockville, Virginia on December 20, 1930 to the late Josephine Melson and George Wilson Doughty. She was raised by her Aunt & Uncle Fred and Sarah Ponder from the age of five. Phene was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Edwin Roy Martin, as well as her...
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Bernice Ledbetter Savage

January 8, 1930 - October 24, 2016

Bernice "Bernie" Ledbetter Savage, 86, gentle and loving mother and grandmother and wife of Robert L. Savage of Apex, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at Heartfields Memory Care in Cary after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Born January 8, 1930, in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Glen & Ada Ledbetter. Bernie grew up in the mountains of North Carolina in a...
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David Gerard Taylor

August 13, 1952 - October 24, 2016

David Gerard Taylor, 64, of Apex, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016.He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Stella; son, Chris; nieces, Natalie and Victoria; and nephews, Graham and Mark.The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Apex Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the cancer charity of your...
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Nancy Currin Hinnant

January 8, 1939 - October 24, 2016

Nancy Currin Hinnant, 77, of Apex, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 24, 2016.Nancy was born January 8, 1939 in Fuquay Varina to the late Ida Esther Champion and Robert Jackson Currin. Nancy was preceded in death by loving husband of 27 years, Hugh Lee Hinnant, as well as her parents.She is survived by her son, Russell; daughter, Rhonda Jones (Donnie); siblings, Reta...
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