Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memoria

With its beginning on the corner of Morgan and Wilmington Street, Mitchell Funeral Home is the successor to several funeral establishments in the Raleigh-Wake County area.

Erasmus D. Haynes, carpenter and cabinet maker, opened his business on that corner in downtown Raleigh in 1874. He continued to operate at this location making furniture, cabinets, and custom-made coffins. As a maker of coffins, he became the undertaker - the person called upon to "undertake the task of the burial of the dead."

In 1885, Lorenzo C. Bagwell opened a furniture store and undertaking shop at 12 East Martin Street. Mr. Bagwell had learned the undertaking trade as an employee of Johnson and Barber, a general store that had an undertaking department. In 1890 he moved the business to 220 East Martin Street and merged his business with that of Mr. Haynes. After about two years Mr. Haynes left the business to devote time to the crafting of fine furniture. Mr. Bagwell continued the undertaking parlor under the name of L.C. Bagwell Undertaker.

In 1894, George A (Gus) Strickland, a Raleigh city policeman, decided to become involved in undertaking. He purchased Mr. Bagwell's business and changed the name to the Raleigh Casket Company. In 1895, Mr. Strickland moved his business to 126 South Wilmington Street, operating there until 1910 when he relocated to 130 East Morgan Street. Still needing more space to operate he then moved the business to 19 West Hargett Street. Mr. Strickland incorporated under the laws of North Carolina, changing the name to Strickland Undertaking Company, and began selling shares of the company to friends and other businessmen in the community. One year later they moved to 127 West Hargett Street and was renamed Wake Undertaking Company. The major stockholders of the company were Mr. T.E. Green, Mr. W.F. Moody, and Mr. A.H. Mooneyham.

Nearing retirement age, Mr. Strickland's firm moved to his home on Elm Street, and the corporation employed Mr. Joseph H. Mitchell as the firm's funeral director and embalmer. A large home across from Nash Square was purchased in 1923, and the company moved again, to 222 West Hargett Street. The name was changed for the final time to Mitchell Funeral Home. This was the first time since the business was established that it occupied an actual dwelling, so the terminology "funeral home" was used instead of "undertaking parlor."

In 1926, Joseph Mitchell left the employment of the corporation and was replaced as manager by Moncure native Harlowe W. Mims. Mr. Mims continued to manage the company and acquired shares of its stock from the minor shareholders until his death in 1955. During these many years, he became the major shareholder and under his leadership, the enterprise prospered and became one of the leading funeral establishments in North Carolina.

With the growth of the business, a larger building was needed to provide adequate facilities for the families being served by Mitchell Funeral Home. A parcel of land was purchased on Saint Mary's Street; a 14,500 square foot building was erected, and the facility opened in February 1953. The new Mitchell Funeral Home was proclaimed to be the most modern of that time in North Carolina. After Mr. Mims death, the business continued under the direction of his widow, Nora Park Mims, with the assistance from her son-in-law, Thel G. Boyette, and brother-in-law, Joseph H. (Tom) Mims. In 1958, the Mims' eldest daughter Cornelia Mims Whyte, came to work as corporate secretary. Two years later, Mr. Boyette resigned, and Raleigh native T. Wrey Watkins was appointed manager. The company continued to flourish and conduct funerals for people of walks of life in the most dignified and caring fashion.

In 1974 the building at 600 Saint Mary's Street was completely renovated and the parking lot enlarged, in 1993 Mitchell Funeral Home built a second location at 7209 Glenwood Ave. next to Raleigh Memorial Park where it operates today as Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park. Later in 2007 the Saint Mary's Street location was closed.

Mitchell Funeral Home today is operated by local funeral directors and staff with a total of over 130 years of experience and caring in the funeral industry. We are committed to maintaining the high level of tradition and excellence in service which you've come to expect. In 2006 both Mitchell Funeral Home and Raleigh Memorial Park became part of the Dignity Memorial Network in Raleigh which also includes the Brown-Wynne Funeral Homes.


Our Obituaries

Darrell Grey Peoples

March 24, 1935 - May 25, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Patricia Talik Hale

April 18, 1931 - May 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Phyllis Reavis Russell

July 1, 1925 - May 23, 2017

Phyllis Reavis Russell, 91, passed away on May 23, 2017 at Rex Healthcare. On July 1, 1925 in Statesville, NC, Burton F. and Ola Mae Gilleland Reavis were presented with a three pound baby girl. The doctor refused to put a name on the birth certificate because she was not expected to survive. However, Phyllis Reavis proved them wrong and in fact became a very healthy and vigorous girl and woman...
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Earl Edward Burton

July 29, 1917 - May 22, 2017

Earl Edward "Pete" Burton, Sr., 99, a resident at Brighton Gardens, passed away in the comfort of his home on May 22, 2017. Born on July 29, 1917 in Danville, Virginia; he was the son of the late Joseph Max Burton and Mary Etta Nash Burton. He grew up in Spencer, NC. After attending Elon University, he took a job with IBM and received his electrical engineering degree from Bliss Electrical School...
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Sarah Lou Champion

August 20, 1939 - May 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Wayne Eldon Cohoe

October 29, 1957 - May 20, 2017

Wayne Cohoe soared on the wings of God's angels into Heaven on May 20, 2017. He is lovingly remembered by his wife and soul mate, Darlene, adored grandson, Bobby Inscoe, loyal pet, Gracie and endlessly caring & steadfast friends.Wayne leaves to cherish his memory two sisters, Cindy Spohn and Lora Ruffner.Wayne was a precious husband, a loving Poppi, a nurturing, selfless, tenderhearted,...
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Nghiem Van Tran

April 2, 1938 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Stephen Paul Henderson

May 9, 1942 - May 17, 2017

Stephen P. Henderson May 9, 1942 - May 17, 2017 Due to complications of pancreatic cancer, Stephen Paul Henderson decided it was time to "drop his body" and continue his soul's journey to the other side on May 17, 2017. He was born May 9, 1942 in Oklahoma City, OK, and enjoyed living in eleven different locations across the country as he grew up. This frequent change of home base generated a love...
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Betty Gentry Dyer Senter

February 8, 1928 - May 15, 2017

A Memorial Gathering Celebrating the Life of Betty Gentry Dyer Senter, 89, a resident of Raleigh, will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 2-4 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC).Mrs. Senter passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 under hospice care at her daughter Marcie and Randy Garris' home. Betty Gentry was born February 8, 1928 in Asheville, the daughter of Jones...
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Marjorie Alice Baker

December 5, 1925 - May 14, 2017

Marjorie passed away on May 14,2017 at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh, NC. She was born December 5, 1925 in Buffalo, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles, her parents, Clifford and Ruth Lane, and her brother, Richard Lane.Marjorie had two children, Robert Baker and Linda Spencer. She was a homemaker and loving wife and mother who did volunteer work at Kenmore Mercy...
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William Vincent Wolfe

July 19, 1925 - May 13, 2017

William Vincent Wolfe, 91, known as "Bill," passed away on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. Born on July 19th, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana; he was the son of Dr. Frederick Jacob Wolfe and Elizabeth Bernard Wolfe. Bill graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans before receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Engineering from the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. He served in the...
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Doris Geraldine Wall Blackwood

April 24, 1931 - May 11, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Wall Blackwood, 86, of Raleigh NC, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Rex Hospital after a brief illness. She was Born in Johnston County, NC to Calvin and Vira Wall. She moved to Raleigh at an early age and graduated Salutatorian from Hugh Morrison HS. She loved people--all ages, all sizes, all colors, all economic levels. She had a good sense of humor. In fact,...
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Mark LeRoy Bradford

October 22, 1955 - May 10, 2017

Mark Bradford, 61, passed away on May 10, 2017. Born in Wisconsin on October 22, 1955 to Harold Lloyd Bradford and Shirley Blom Bradford.Mark is survived by his husband, Perico "Perry" Arcedo, mother, Shirley B. Dehning, brother, Robert Bradford and wife, Jayne, sister, Kathy Tibbett and husband, John. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Bradford, brother, Jon Bradford and...
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Richard Martin Welch

November 4, 1933 - May 7, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Richard Martin Welch

November 4, 1933 - May 7, 2017

Dr. Richard Martin Welch, 83, passed away on Sunday evening, May 7, 2017. Born on November 4, 1933 in Queens, NY; he was the son of the late Martin and Anne Maresca Welch.Richard had a successful career as a research scientist with Burroughs Wellcome, retiring in 1996 at GlaxoWellcome. He specialized in drug metabolism, published over 50 scientific papers and was instrumental in the development...
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Doris Tatum Johnson

January 2, 1936 - May 6, 2017

Doris Tatum Johnson, 81, passed away on May 6, 2017. Doris was born to the late Ralph Tatum and Eva Tatum on January 2, 1936 in Bladen County, North Carolina. Doris was a longtime member of Westover United Methodist Church. She retired from Sears after 43 years of service as an auditor. She is survived by her loving husband, James Johnson, two nephews and two great nieces. A funeral service...
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Saurel Placide

January 2, 1929 - May 5, 2017

Dr. Saurel Placide, son of Dieuveuille Placide and Leoni Larrieux Placide, was born in Aux Cayes, Haiti, West Indies on January 2, 1929. As a young man, he pursued a career in teaching. Then he decided to become a physician and entered medical school in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He graduated Magna Cum Laude then went on to a general surgery internship in Montreal, Canada. In 1964, he traveled to...
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Julia Schulz Bagwell

February 23, 1933 - May 4, 2017

Julia Schulz Bagwell, 84, passed away on May 4, 2017. Julia was born on February 23, 1933 in Pennsylvania to the late Frank M. Schulz and Florence Fitzgerald Schulz. Preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Bagwell. She was a retired Wake County School Teacher and the President of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. She is survived by her children; James A. Buehler (Carol), Jeffrey M. Buehler, Lisa...
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James Curtis Ragland, Sr.

September 27, 1926 - May 4, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Debbie-Jo Guarglia

December 4, 1954 - May 2, 2017

Debbie-Jo Guarglia, 62, passed away on May 2, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Born on December 4, 1954 in Staten Island, New York; she was the daughter of Joseph R. Guarglia, Sr. and the late Barbara Bennett Guarglia. Debbie-Jo graduated from Haverling High School Class of 1973, Gamma PHI sorority, Paul Deans Beauty Salon and Barber School, Elmira NY.Known to shop till she dropped and ramming the...
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Nicholas Scott Jenkins

June 18, 1993 - April 30, 2017

Nicholas Scott Jenkins, 23, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born on June 18, 1993 in Davenport, Iowa; he was the son of Kristina Harms and John Jenkins II. Nick was a loving brother and son and enjoyed cooking, caring for animals, visiting his grandma and grandpa in Iowa and building things, including a garden he created for his sister Lauren. Through all of his trials and tribulations,...
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Claire Angela Aulbach

January 16, 1928 - April 28, 2017

Claire A. Aulbach, 89, formerly of Mineola, NY, passed away on April 28, 2017 in Raleigh, NC after a lengthy illness.The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh. Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island at a later time.Claire was born in Queens Village, NY on January 16, 1928. She graduated from Andrew...
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Cathy Faye Davis

May 15, 1956 - April 28, 2017

Cathy Faye Davis, 60, died peacefully at home on April 28, 2017. Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Bennett Davis. She is survived by her mother, Bobbie Davis; sister and brother-in-law: Debbie and Donald Wilder; brother and sister-in-law: Mike and Nancy Aeschliman; brother and special friend; Joey Davis and Darlene Rodriguez; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends...
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Felix Joseph Subervi

June 16, 1920 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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William Arnold Knapp

October 4, 1925 - April 25, 2017

Dr. William Arnold Knapp Jr. (Bill) passed away peacefully April 25, 2017 after a long illness. He was born October 4, 1925 in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late William A. Knapp Sr. and Nellie Bricken Knapp and was preceded in death by his only sibling, Donald J. Knapp. Bill served in World War II, South Pacific Theater, in Army Intelligence with anti-aircraft units and the 5th Air Force from 1943...
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Deanna Michele Strapp

September 25, 1947 - April 23, 2017

Deanna Michele 'Mikie' Strapp was called home Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was born to Wayne and Georgenette Casey in Chula Vista, CA on September 25, 1947. After spending her upbringing enjoying life in the Southern California Sun, she fell in love with a sailor who would spend the upcoming 48 years of his life with the greatest woman to have ever graced this Earth with her presence. Mikie did a...
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Jeffrey Thomas Dale

March 31, 1962 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Barbara Henry Harris

March 22, 1925 - April 19, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Stanley Orin Barefoot

March 21, 1925 - April 19, 2017

Stanley Orin Barefoot died on April 19, 2017 surrounded by family. Born on March 21, 1925 in Sampson County, North Carolina, he was the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sellie Barefoot. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Ann Nolen Barefoot. After graduating from Plain View High School in Dunn in 1942, he entered NC State. He interrupted his studies to enlist in the US Navy...
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Nedra Leonard Monger

April 4, 1926 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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James Ed Glover

September 21, 1930 - April 17, 2017

James "Ed" Glover, 86 went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017, after an illness. He was a faithful husband, amazing father, and the world's best "Granddaddy." Most of all, he was a child of God and a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ed was born on September 21, 1930, in Johnston County, to the late Aaron & Zula Glover. He was educated in the public school's of Johnston County,...
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Edward John McGloin

July 10, 1926 - April 15, 2017

On Holy Saturday, the McGloin family said goodbye to their patriarch who died in Raleigh, N.C. following a prolonged illness. A native of Kinlough, County Leitrim, Ireland, Eddie, 90, was the second of Patrick and Kay McGloin's five children. Like his late wife, Margaret "Peggy" Kelly, Eddie crossed the Atlantic in 1956 docking in New York City.Eddie and Peggy were married in New...
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Mary Lois Stroud

September 16, 1928 - April 15, 2017

Mary Lois Stroud, age 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, April 15, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Born in Wayne County, NC on September 16, 1928; she was one of nine children of the late William Arthur Crawford and Bettie Cooke Crawford. Mary Lois received her degree from Southwestern University in Oklahoma City and Holmes Bible College in Greenville, SC. She retired from the NC...
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Stephen Henry Boulay

August 18, 1951 - April 13, 2017

Stephen Henry Boulay, 65, of Raleigh, passed away on April 13.Stephen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Mary (Bauers) and James Austin Boulay on August 18, 1951. He attended Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota and earned a master's degree in humanities from the California State University Dominguez Hills. In 1975, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and retired after 20 years. He...
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Nancy Holland Baines

November 25, 1933 - April 11, 2017

Nancy Joyce Holland Baines, 83, passed away peacefully April 11, 2017 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William (Mickey) Baines. She is survived by sons Martin (Kristen) and Kevin (Cathie), daughters Valerie (Jim Malatesta) and Tracey Singleton (Gra), six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Born and raised in Chuckatuck, Virginia,...
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Linda O'Briant Harper

April 11, 1945 - April 8, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Kenneth Harvey Beaird

June 25, 1945 - April 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Julia Tart Nienow

May 3, 1932 - April 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Larry Bryan Midgette

August 19, 1937 - April 3, 2017

Larry Bryan Midgette, 79, passed away on April 3, 2017. Born on August 19, 1937 in Belhaven, NC; he was the son of the late Elwood and Mary Buttry Midgette. Throughout his career, Larry was a Sales Representative, most recently for a Lighting Manufacturer.He is survived by his soul mate, Mary Stewart, of Raleigh; son: Bryan Midgette and daughter-in-law, Brooke; and grandsons: Breck and Bryson,...
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Gayle Hoffman O'Keefe

October 27, 1940 - April 3, 2017

Gayle Hoffman O'Keefe, 76, died April 3, 2017 at Rex Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Throughout her life Gayle was a devoted mother of six daughters with her late husband Paul Hoffman. She found love for the second time in 2005 with Jack O'Keefe, and at that time her family doubled.Gayle was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, but has called Raleigh home for the past 30 years. Gayle...
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Beatrice Omolodun

May 23, 1949 - April 2, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Carl William Wright

September 14, 1922 - March 31, 2017

Carl Wright passed away in Raleigh, NC on March 31, 2017 at the age of 94 years. He was born in South Heights, PA on September 14, 1922 to the late George and Helen Suttelle Wright. He graduated from Ambridge High School in 1941 and entered the Army Air Corps, serving for four years. He worked for Jones and Laughtin Steel Corporation in Aliquippa, PA for 40 years, retiring in 1985. Carl and his...
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Eddie Edward West

May 25, 1988 - March 30, 2017

William Edward "Eddie" West, 28, the beloved son of Wanda and Danny West, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He is lovingly remembered by his parents; paternal grandmother: Sue West, of Raleigh; uncle: Sandy West and wife, Tonya, of Wilson; cousins: Adam and Lauren, of Wilson; godparents: Wanda and Tony Barbour, of Raleigh; and godsister: Jess, of Raleigh. He was preceded in death...
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Beatrice Kearney Gray

December 3, 1940 - March 28, 2017

Mrs. Beatrice Kearney Gray, 76, departed this life on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at her daughter's home in Raleigh, North Carolina after a long illness.Known as "Bebe" to family and "Bea" to friends, Mrs. Gray was born on December 3, 1940 in Franklinton, NC to Beaddie and Ruth Kearney. She spent her early childhood in Franklinton, and later moved to Philadelphia, PA where she graduated from high...
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Daryl Warren Cady

July 22, 1946 - March 27, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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William Timothy Batts

October 10, 1966 - March 26, 2017

William Timothy "Tim" Batts, 50, passed away on March 26, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The family will receive guests immediately following the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com.
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Sara Lee Jones

September 26, 1950 - March 24, 2017

Sara Lee Jones Capozzoli, 66, was the daughter of Anthony and Aida Capozzoli. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Shay Gatto. Sara is survived by her sister Ann Capozzoli, her daughters Chelsea Lee Jones and Nikki Vly, and her two grandchildren. Sara worked for IBM for nearly 20 years, retiring in the early 2000s. She loved the Beatles, technology, pandas, pets, exercise, good...
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Bong Ki Richards

May 16, 1946 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Thomas Joseph McMillan

August 6, 1946 - March 19, 2017

Thomas "Tommy" Joseph McMillan, Jr., 70, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born on August 6, 1946 in Raleigh; he was the son of the late Thomas Joseph McMillan, Sr. and Ruby Kitts McMillan. Tommy graduated from Broughton High School and served honorably in the US Army. He retired after 30 years from the Postal Service and operated McMillian Concessions. Tommy enjoyed hunting and...
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Douglas Gilliam Millan

June 15, 1956 - March 17, 2017

Douglas Gilliam Millan was born in Carle Place, NY on June 15, 1956. Douglas joined the Durham Police Department in 1978 and served with distinction for 20 years, earning the ranks of Master Officer and Corporal. During his time he also served as an investigator with the Organized Crime and Drug Division. He received both the Veterans of Foreign Wars Police Officer of the Year Award and the Law...
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Harald R. Hansen

August 10, 1931 - March 16, 2017

Harald R. Hansen (Pucho), a respected and admired gentleman, businessman, civic leader, and philanthropist passed away, peacefully, at the age of 85 on March 16, 2017, attended by his devoted son and daughter. Harald was born in Durham, NC on August 10, 1931, to Dr. Oscar Hansen-Pruss and Frances Hansen-Pruss. He was a graduate of The Asheville School and Duke University. It was at Duke that he...
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Mary Ellen Amanda Dupree Snyder

October 18, 1944 - March 15, 2017

Mary Ellen Amanda Dupree SnyderMary Ellen Amanda Dupree was born October 18, 1944 to Charles Allen Dupree and Ellen Amanda Morris at the Virginian Hospital in Suffolk, Nansemond, Virginia. She was married to James Milton Snyder on July 17, 1971 at the High Street Methodist Church in Franklin, Virginia. She died on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.She was preceded in death...
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Anne Dillard Ferguson

October 25, 1939 - March 14, 2017

Anne Dillard Ferguson, 77, passed away on March 14, 2017 at Elmcroft of Northridge. Born on October 25, 1939 in Raleigh; she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Dillard and Alice Ferrell Dillard and sister of the late Willie Daniel and Phyllis Black.Anne was an active member of Ebenezer Community Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She is remembered by her husband of...
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James Edward Murphy

June 15, 1918 - March 13, 2017

James (Jim) Edward Murphy, age 98, died at Woodland Terrace Senior Community, Cary, NC, on Monday, March 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and Hospice Care. Jim was born on June 15, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up on Bard Avenue in Staten Island, NY, won a scholarship to Regis High School in Manhattan and later won a four year scholarship to Fordham University. He graduated cum laude...
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Cynthia Louise Williams

September 18, 1967 - March 13, 2017

Cynthia "Cyndi" Louise Williams, 49, of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on March 13, 2017 from cancer.Cyndi was born in Hampton, Virginia on September 18, 1967. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 and worked at SAS as a CPA and software tester.Cyndi was married to Jerry Matthew Williams, Jr. on January 20, 1996; they were happily married for 21 years and...
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Nancy Ornick

July 16, 1929 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Belquis Azimi Naim

September 12, 1919 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Clarence Lee Babb

April 21, 1957 - March 12, 2017

Clarence Lee Babb, Jr., 59 , passed away on March 12, 2017. Born to the late Clarence Babb and Shirley Smith Babb in Suffolk Co., VA on April 21, 1957.He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Babb, sons; Christopher Babb (Amy), Joshua Gibson, Zachary Gibson (Bridget), daughters; April Adkison (David), and Courtney Swope (Casey), sister, Teresa Roberson, and 13 grandchildren. The "title"...
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Dorothy Goodwin Taylor

December 3, 1924 - March 11, 2017

Dorothy G. Taylor passed away on March 11, 2017. She was born to the late Hallie G. & E. Lawson Goodwin on December 3, 1924. She is preceded in death by her husband, James C. Taylor and son, James Edward Taylor, parents, brothers, Wallace, Harold, Leon and Wilbur Goodwin. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Hirschi, grandchildren, Stephanie Pomeroy (Chad), Lindsay Pierce, Brandon Poole,...
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Thomas Michael Keever

October 4, 1950 - March 11, 2017

Thomas Michael Keever went to be with his heavenly father after a long battle with chronic illness. He was the son of the late Thomas W. "Bud" and Navada W. Keever of Hickory, North Carolina. Mike received his Bachelor of Science from Mars Hill College and his Master's Degree from Virginia Tech. He served with distinction in the U.S. Navy, first as an enlisted seaman and later as an officer. Mike...
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Ann Finley Bradley

February 10, 1955 - March 8, 2017

Ann Finley Bradley, 62, passed away March 8, 2017 at UNC Cancer Hospital. Ann was born in Columbia, SC on February 10, 1955 to Carmelle Watkins and Joseph Leroy Finley. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Food Science. She married William (Bill) Cutchin Bradley in February 1980 and they had three sons, Joseph Cutchin Bradley, Samuel Finley Bradley and William David...
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Abanoub Emad Bascelios

March 2, 1991 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Kenneth Arthur Jolemore

June 28, 1928 - March 5, 2017

Major General Kenneth A. Jolemore (Ken), US ARMY (Ret.), passed away peacefully in Raleigh, NC, surrounded by his family Sunday, March 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Gabrielle R. Jolemore; his son, Kenneth A. Jolemore Jr.; and sisters, Shirley Massetti (Ralph, surviving), and Fay Sandy (Gene); and parents, Claire Stoneman Muller and Alden G. Muller.He is...
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Elaine Uchuck LaPasha

August 5, 1924 - March 4, 2017

Services being handled with Miller-Dippel Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206. (410) 426-7171The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 1723 E Fairmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231
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Paul Barber White

April 10, 1924 - March 4, 2017

Paul Barber White, 92, died on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary. He was born at Pittman Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina on April 10, 1924 to the late Paul Merrimon and Lena Barber White.Paul grew up in Clinton, North Carolina where his parents had moved from Roseboro shortly after his birth. He attended the public schools of Clinton and the private Annie...
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Ana McGregor Thorpe

February 7, 1969 - March 3, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Betty Hall Cook

September 24, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Cris David Putnam

June 15, 1965 - March 1, 2017

Cris David Putnam, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, evening March 1, 2017. Born on June 15, 1965 in Albuquerque, New Mexico; he was the son of Majel Leonhardt Putnam and the late David Putnam. He attained his Masters Degree from Liberty University and was a published Christian author.He is survived by his wife: Michelle Huisman Putnam, of Raleigh; mother: Majel Putnam, of Raleigh;...
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John Hunter Carrington

October 25, 1934 - February 28, 2017

John Hunter Carrington, 82, of Wake Forest, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born October 25, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to William and Doretta Carrington, the eighth of nine children. Prior to finishing high school he enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War, serving as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division from 1953 to 1955. Following his military service he earned his...
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Betty Lou LeMay Forehand

April 10, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Betty Lou LeMay Forehand, 83, passed away on Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Born on April 10, 1933 in Ft. Wayne, IN; she was the daughter of the late Arvil and Violet Meyer LeMay, sister of the late Rosemarie White and wife of the late George Lewis Forehand. Betty was an active member at Christ Covenant Church in Raleigh and loved her family and church family. She...
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Kevin Thomas Jones

August 13, 1943 - February 27, 2017

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Kevin was retired from IBM as a computer programmer and also retired from the Carolina Hurricanes. He is survived by his two sons: Brian Jones, of Smithfield and Kevin Jones and wife Lynn, of Holly Springs; two grandchildren: Luke and Callie; brother: Ricky (Laurel) Jones, of Raleigh; and by other family and friends.He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen in 2012 and...
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Garnetta Virginia Norris

June 28, 1948 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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David Donald Sasser

January 19, 1943 - February 24, 2017

David Donald Sasser, 74, of Raleigh, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017.  He was born in New Bern, NC on January 19, 1943 to Robert Harrison Sasser and Cora Earle Sasser and grew up in New Bern. He was predeceased by his brother Douglas S. Sasser, sisters Dorothy Bengel Warwick and Betsy Davis, and infant brother Thomas Neil Sasser.  He is survived by his brother Robert H....
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Rita Claire McKee

November 20, 1929 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Andrew Prokopets

August 22, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Janet Wallace Haff

January 1, 1951 - February 18, 2017

Janet Wallace Haff of Raleigh, formerly of Kingston, NY quietly passed while napping, on Saturday February 18, 2017. She was 66. The oldest daughter of Jerri and Lew Wallace, Janet graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with a BA in French and went on to work for IBM for 30 years, retiring as a Market Analyst. She was an avid reader and music lover. She was Oma (Grandmother) to many...
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Saanvi Kunal Thakare

February 8, 2017 - February 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Jeanne S. Munson

December 21, 1931 - February 18, 2017

Carol "Jeanne" Schmidt Munson was born in Baltimore, MD in 1931 to Charles and Grace Moxley Schmidt. Jeanne graduated high school at the age of 16, having advanced two grades in public school, and went on to Townson University, then Towson State College, and obtained a degree in elementary education, graduating in 1951. Jeanne met her husband, Floyd, in 1950 and they were married in 1953. Jeanne...
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Lidia Balaj

March 26, 1959 - February 15, 2017

Lidia Balaj, at the age of 57, was called home by her heavenly Father on Febuary 15, 2017. Lidia was born on March 26, 1959 in Sannicolau Mare to parents, Ioan & Ana Gavojdean. On September 22, 1985 she married the love of her life, Joseph Balaj, and together they celebrated 32 years of marriage and had three beautiful children: Olivian, Aura, and Flavia. She was gifted with 3 grandchildren...
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George Caskey Megill

August 14, 1927 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Tony Edward Page

October 6, 1956 - February 10, 2017

Tony Edward Page Sr. passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Wake Med Hospital. Tony worked as an electrician at the N.C. State Fairgrounds for over 20 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Violet Page. He is survived by Sue Page and their son Eddie; stepson, Brian O'Neal; stepdaughter, Jennifer O'Neal; four grandchildren; and his two brothers Harold Lee...
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Floyd Nestor Munson

November 18, 1926 - February 10, 2017

Floyd Nestor Munson, 90, was born in Jamestown, NY in 1926 to Nestor and Julia Lager Munson. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1944 and immediately enlisted in the US Navy, where he served in Naples, Italy during WWII. After WWII, Floyd returned home to help his parents and studied for a semester at Alfred University. He was then offered a fleet appointment to the Naval Academy, from...
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Audrey McDowell Gardner

May 26, 1926 - February 7, 2017

Audrey McDowell Gardner, 90, passed away on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at Elsie's Place in Raleigh, NC after several years of battling Alzheimer's disease. Audrey was born May 26, 1926 in Princeton, Maine to Harry and Mary McDowell. She grew up in Princeton and graduated from Westbrook College in Portland, Maine. In Princeton, Audrey's family owned the town grocery store. She learned the value...
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John Charles Sullivan

March 14, 1939 - February 7, 2017

John C. Sullivan passed into the loving hands of God on February 7, 2017 due to ALS. He approached this journey with grace, dignity, and a strong Irish will that would not give up.John was born in North Arlington, NJ to the late Helen Clark Sullivan and Martin Sullivan on March 13, 1939. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Judith Sullivan Hamilton and his first wife, the mother of his...
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John Walter Jost

August 15, 1944 - February 6, 2017

John Jost, 72, was born in Germany on August 15, 1944. He moved to the United States when he was 6 with his mother, Annaliese. John went to Columbia University for his Bachelor's degree in 1966. He proceeded to receive his Ph.D. from Stonybrook University in 1971. He was the Executive Director of IUPAC before retiring. John and Kim married on June 27, 1969. He is survived by his loving wife;...
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Edna Currin Erickson

January 23, 1935 - February 5, 2017

Edna Currin Erickson, 82, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Born in Marion Co., SC on January 23, 1935; she was the daughter of the late Trupe and Ruby Weaver Currin, spending the majority of her life in Granville Co., NC. She retired from PYA Monarch in 1994 after over 30 years of working in the food distribution industry. Edna was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed...
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Burt Howard Poole

July 9, 1937 - February 3, 2017

Burt Howard "B.H." Poole, 79, passed away at home, in Garner, on February 3, 2017. Born on July 9, 1937 in Raleigh, he was the son of Clarence and Erma Poole. B.H. worked as a semi truck driver. In his spare time, you could find him at Wake County Speedway. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Zudie Poole Gardner, of Garner; grandchildren: Crystal and husband Jeff, Dewayne, J.D. and wife...
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Douglas B.K. Ding

November 28, 1933 - February 1, 2017

Douglas B.K. Ding was born on November 28, 1933 to the late Douglas and Yitwo (Chan) Ding in Canton, China. He received his angel wings on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Washington, District of Columbia.In 1951, Douglas traveled from Canton to Portland, Oregon on a student visa to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Prior to enrolling at a local university in Portland,...
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Judy Jones Burgess

January 8, 1942 - February 1, 2017

Judy Jones Burgess passed away in Raleigh on February 1, 2017 at the age of 75.Judy was born in Raleigh, NC in 1942 to parents Haywood and Ethel Jones. She graduated from Cary High School and went on to receive her degree from Peace College. She dedicated her life's work to serving the State Department of Mental Health in Human Resources where she was often overheard saying, "Beats working in...
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Clara Lamm Woods

February 8, 1944 - January 30, 2017

Clara Anne Lamm was born on February 8, 1944 to Paul and Edna Lamm, farmers in Nash County, NC. As a farmer's daughter, she, along with her sister and brother, Minnie and Earl, she learned the value of hard work and the value of God's provision. After high school, Clara moved to Raleigh, NC to attend cosmetology school. Upon completion of her training, she moved to Carrboro, NC, where she...
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Robert James Hoskins

September 22, 1924 - January 26, 2017

Robert James Hoskins, 92, passed away at home under Hospice Care and the care of his family at 9:30 a.m. on January 26, 2017. Cause of death was heart failure. Robert also suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The family will receive guests prior to service from 11...
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Barbara Ann Harbinson

April 30, 1948 - January 24, 2017

Barbara Ann Harbinson passed to her lord and savior on January 24, 2017. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on April 30, 1948. Her father was John Skelly and her mother was Sue (D'Amore) Skelly. She graduated from East Side High School in Newark.Barbara was a career airline employee. She began her airline career with Allegheny Airlines in 1968, working there until her son Christopher was born...
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Jean Ellis Drye

September 22, 1947 - January 24, 2017

Jean Ellis Drye, 69, passed away on January 24, 2017. She was born on September 22, 1947 in Bristol, VA to the late Charles F. Ellis and Nancy Ellis.Jean is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Don Drye, daughter, Brittany and son, Bryan and several loving family members and friends. She served as a preschool teacher for the past several years at Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a...
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Marjorie Anne Eberlin

October 14, 1919 - January 22, 2017

Marjorie Anne Eberlin died in her home at Magnolia Glen on Sunday, January 22, 2017. She was born on October 14, 1919 in Manhattan, New York to Stephen and Mary O'Grady Kelly and grew up in Queens, New York. It was there that she met the love of her life, Monroe M. Eberlin. They were married in Trinidad, BWI in 1941. The couple made their home in New Rochelle, New York. Marge worked...
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Mary Angela Courtney Luddy

October 8, 1918 - January 22, 2017

Mary Angela Courtney Luddy died peacefully on January 22, 2017, at Brookdale North Raleigh at the age of 98.Angie was born on October 8, 1918, in Altoona, PA, to Frank and Edith Courtney. She was one of nine children. She attended Altoona Catholic High School and Traphagen School of Fashion in New York, NY. Angie was profoundly impacted by her experience in New York City and the opportunity to...
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James Howard Nichols

February 12, 1944 - January 21, 2017

James Howard Nichols, 72, passed away on January 21, 2017 at Wake Medical Center. He was born on February 12, 1944 in Raleigh; the son of the late Ruby and Garland Nichols.Jim graduated from Cary High School in 1963 where he played football and basketball. He served in the National Guard from 1964-1970 and worked at Alfred Williams for 23 years. He was a former member of Lynn's Crossroad Ruritan...
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Bertha H. Hand

May 16, 1914 - January 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Lillie Juanita Rudolph

March 26, 1951 - January 17, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Harold Bell Fuller

August 13, 1923 - January 16, 2017

Harold Bell Fuller, 93, died January 16, 2017. The son of the late George Robinson Fuller, Sr. and Belle Parker Fuller, he was a graduate of Wake Forest University and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. A retired NC State Employee; he served three departments during his career, including revenue, public instruction and insurance. He authored the original guidelines and standards for...
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James Paul Harrington

November 30, 1929 - January 15, 2017

James Paul Harrington, formerly of Bethlehem, PA, died January 15, 2017. Jim was born November 30, 1929 on Staten Island, NY. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 29 years as Manager of Payroll and Employee Benefits. After moving to Raleigh in 1985, he enjoyed playing golf, pottery, and his passion tennis, in which he won both local and state titles.He was predeceased by his wife, Marion...
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