Another loss in the Wake Forest family 

August, 8, 2008
• Wake Forest associate coach Jeff Battle read from the Bible during a memorial mass for his former close mentor, the late Skip Prosser, at Disney's Milk House on July 27. Prosser died of a heart attack at 56 on July 26, 2007.

Battle, like his fellow Wake Forest colleagues, was vividly moved by the Mass. But not many knew the private pain Battle was enduring that day, too. On Wednesday, Battle lost his wife, Joyce, to lung cancer at the young age of 44. Joyce (Vaughn) Battle had been dealing with the disease for some time. Jeff is left to raise their 14-year-old son Jordan.