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Lucille K. Cash, 86

WAKE FOREST — Lucille Keith Cash, 86, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 from complications with Parkinson’s disease peacefully surrounded by family in her second home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law in Clinton, N.C. Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2817 Durham Road, Wake Forest, located off of Hwy. 98 West. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday following visitation at the church. Lucille was born Jan. 5, 1927 in Wake Forest, N.C. to Elie Bryant Keith and Annie Louvenia Lowery Keith. She was a 1944 graduate of Wake Forest High School, where she was elected senior class president and student body president. She also received her high school diploma in piano. Lucille retired from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission after 34 years of service. She worked in data processing until chosen and trained to supervise the commission’s first computer operation. She was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine for her loyalty and service to the state. Lucille is a charter member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, where she lovingly served as church organist, Girl’s Auxiliary leader, Sunday School teacher and church clerk. Lucille was married to her soul mate, Pittard Grissom (P.G.) Cash for 55 years. They both enjoyed blessing others by sharing the fruits of their labor from their vegetable and flower garden and baked and canned goods from their kitchen. Many have enjoyed her famous pound cakes, chocolate pies, sweet pickles, potato salad, barbecue chicken, preserves, jellies and ham biscuits. She is survived by her daughter, Shannan Lucille Cash Benton and husband Stan Benton of Clinton, N.C. and grandson, John Nathan Benton of Wake Forest, N.C. and many loved ones who adopted her as a second mother. She will be missed by family, co-workers and close friends. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to her faithful and loving caregivers, Betty Smith, Brenda McAuley, Lois Bell and Helen Blue, Community Home Care and Hospice and Sampson Home Health. Memorial gifts can be made to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, UNC Public Television, the American Heart Association, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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