E. Wallace Pridgen, 82, passed away February 23, 2014. Born in Wilson, NC, came to New Smyrna Beach, FL in 1998, coming from Greene County, NC. He graduated from the University of North Ca rolina. He was a Marine Corps. Veteran of four years active duty and served an additional 18 years in organized Marine Corps. reserve, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He was a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse and Qualex Corp. Wallace is survived by his wife, Betty Reese, of 60 years, daughters Pamela Benham, Patricia Wickey, Sharon Goss (deceased), and son Edmond Wallace, Jr., four grandchildren, three great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia / Flagler. A memorial service to celebrate Wallace's life will be held March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 509 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach, FL.