LOUISBURG - Gloria Jean Ward King, 58, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at Louisburg Nursing Center. Funeral services were Tuesday in the chapel of Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services in Louisburg, with Derrick Cooke officiating. Burial followed in Falls Community Cemetery in Wakefield.

Surviving: daughters, Denise Marie Cooke (Mark) of Louisburg and Bobbie Jean Reese (Mike) of Raleigh; brothers, Larry Byrd (Marilyn) of Virginia Beach, Va., John Wade Stencer of Hertford; sisters, Judy Watkins (Gordon) and Jinny Byrd, all of Smithfield, Marie Faye Hassell (J.P.) of Moyock and Louis Forbs of Angier; and three grandchildren. Online condolences may be made to