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

Jerry Wayne Emory

June 15, 1948 - July 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Janet Diana Hunt

July 27, 1936 - July 21, 2017

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Patrick Joseph Carlin

October 2, 1942 - July 19, 2017

Patrick Joseph Carlin, 74, joined his late wife Jane Maria Gramling Carlin in Heaven on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Patrick was born on October 2, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He lived in Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, London and North Carolina during his 74 years. Patrick served the Air Force Reserves and then graduated from Marquette with a BA in Business Administration. Patrick spent most of...
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Alene Freeman Wilkins

August 18, 1934 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Charles Monroe Hardy

September 16, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Margaret Ayers White

March 10, 1925 - July 17, 2017

Margaret Ayers White, 92, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017. She was born in Washington, NC on March 10, 1925 to the late Edwin W. and Laura Stedman Ayers. Margaret grew up in Raleigh and proudly attended Hugh Morrison High School. After graduating, she and several of her friends went to work for Western Union - a job which enabled her to work and travel during the war. On June 15, 1947, she...
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Kathleen Woody Nash

June 8, 1924 - July 17, 2017

Kathleen Woody Nash went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 17th after a brief illness, surrounded by loving family. She leaves behind a devoted daughter, Charlene, granddaughter Julianne and grandson Philip and many loving nieces, nephews and other family members. A Durham native, Kathleen graduated from Bragtown High School and later Watts Hospital School of Nursing. She completed graduate...
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James Almond Merritt,

September 25, 1956 - July 12, 2017

James Merritt, 60 James "Jim" Almond Merritt, Jr. passed away at his home in Raleigh on July 12, 2017. Born September 25, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina, he was the son of Elizabeth "Libby" Lackey Merritt and the late James Almond Merritt, Sr. Jim is survived by his wife Dana Young Merritt and their children, Zachary, Riley, Connor, Samuel and Carson Merritt. Jim is also survived by a...
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Lewis Ford Robertson

October 23, 1934 - July 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Nicholas Russell Bobbie

May 13, 1988 - July 9, 2017

Nicholas Russell Bobbie 5/13/1988-7/9/2017 Joy came to Ron and JoAnn Bobbie when they learned that this precious blue-eyed blond baby would start their family. They soon learned that Caroline was waiting in the wings for Nick, and she was born the following year. Preceded in death by JoAnn Blue Bobbie, Nick is survived by his father, Ronald John Bobbie, mother Frances Dayton Bobbie, brothers...
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Annie Ruth Jones

May 11, 1957 - July 8, 2017

Annie Ruth Jones or "Baby" as she was lovingly called, was born on May 11, 1957 to the proud parents of Herbert Leroy Jones and Mamie Ruth Jones in Fountain, NC and attended South Edgecombe High School in Pinetops, NC. She then obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Administration from Ashford University. Annie loved Jesus! As a young girl, she would read and teach children about the...
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George Dale Smith

July 26, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Julia Parker Earp

July 15, 1946 - July 5, 2017

Julia "Judy" Parker Earp, age 70 of Raleigh, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born to Hermon McDonald Parker and Louise Lassiter Parker on July 15, 1946. She attended Enloe High School and continued her education at East Carolina University. Judy worked at State Employees Credit Union for almost 50 years. She greeted each member that passed through the doors with a smile and...
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Imogene Gover Jones

November 15, 1929 - July 5, 2017

Imogene Gover Jones of Raleigh, North Carolina, died on July 5th, 2017, following an unexpected illness. Imogene's birth parents were Ethel Mae Carlisle and William Ford Timmons of Western Kentucky. She was given the name, Ford Imogene Timmons, after her father. She was later adopted by the Gover family in Ferguson, Kentucky, where she lived until early adulthood. Imogene was preceded in...
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Aloma Penny Thomas

December 26, 1931 - July 4, 2017

Aloma Penny Thomas, 85, formerly of Charlotte, passed away on July 4, 2017. Born on December 26, 1931 in Wake County; she was the daughter of the late Walter T. Thomas, Sr. and Rosalie Penny Thomas and sister of the late Walter T. Thomas, Jr., of Raleigh and Eloise (Frank) Alexander, of Monroe.Aloma was the office administrator at Belk's home office, primarily for John Belk for over 30 years...
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Jerald Davis Thach

May 23, 1934 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Martha McKay Hills

April 10, 1944 - July 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Miriam Averitte Hobgood

July 21, 1925 - July 2, 2017

Miriam "Tommie" Averitte Hobgood, 91, passed away on July 2, 2017. She was born in Cumberland County, NC to the late Thomas B. Averitte and Viola Harris Averitte. Tommie will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and G'ma. She taught Business and English for 10 years. She was head of the Bill Typing Department of the NC General Assembly for 20 years. She will be...
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Louis Albert Mitta

August 25, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Arlene Moss

November 7, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Arlene Moss, 87, passed away on July 2, 2017. Born in Bronx, New York on November 7, 1929 to the late Samuel Perlowitz and Elizabeth Kavinsky Perlowitz.Arlene is survived by her daughters; Judith Resnick and husband, Steven, Roberta Wyde and husband, Steven, son, Shelley Moss and wife, Wendy, 12 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Moss, and...
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Linda Joanne Graven

March 14, 1949 - June 29, 2017

Well s**t, Frank! In typical Linda fashion, she left us with instructions on how she wanted her obituary: it is not to be boring and needs to be "more her." As she herself would say, "Seriously?!" She was an incredible woman with a one-of-a-kind personality, so these instructions, while clear, are far from easy to carry out. But we will give it our best shot. Linda was a woman with remarkable...
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Frank Marvin Anderson

June 20, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Services are being held in Delaware and are being handled by Cranston Funeral Home - 300 N. Shipley Street - Seaford, DE 19973 (302) 629-9237
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Jianhua Qin

December 12, 1961 - June 28, 2017

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

November 20, 1986 - June 28, 2017

Brian, a kind, gentle, caring and supportive soul was taken from us far too soon to start his final journey. Dr. Brian Arthur Riviere was born on November 20, 1986 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is the son of Drs. Jim RIviere and Nancy Moteiro - Riviere, both Emeritus Professors at North Carolina State University. He is survived by his older brother Christopher Riviere who lives in San Francisco...
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Margie Grey Hodges Beacham

October 30, 1927 - June 25, 2017

Margie Grey Hodges Beacham, 89, passed away June 25, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Born on October 30, 1927 in Pitt County, NC; she was one of seven children to the late James Robert Hodges and Lillie Heath Hodges.Margie retired from Sears in retail sales after 33 years. She was a long time member of Longview Baptist Church in Raleigh.She is survived by her husband of 67 years: Cecil James...
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Sharmila Gogusetti

July 24, 1967 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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George Medina

March 24, 1930 - June 25, 2017

George Medina, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, June 25, 2017 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. He was born on March 24, 1930 in Littlefield, TX to the late Leon and Ruth Gomez Medina. George served honorably in the US Air Force, enlisting in 1949. He was stationed to Ft. Warren in Wyoming from 1949-1951, Far East Command (Japan) from 1951-1954, and Deep Creek Air Base in Washington State...
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Patricia Lorraine Kronlein

February 23, 1929 - June 21, 2017

Patricia L. Kronlein, age 88, formerly of Ludington, MI, died peacefully on June 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by Jack, her husband of 45 years, whom she will join for inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery. Pat and Jack raised 4 loving daughters; Karen Stapp (Jerome III) of Greensboro, GA, Kathryn Klepack (Steven) of Minneapolis, MN, Karolee Burton (Rick), of Scott Depot,...
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Madeleine Celine Teetsell

December 19, 1919 - June 14, 2017

Madeleine Celine Teetsell, 97, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017 at Signature Healthcare in Chapel Hill. She was born on December 19, 1919 in New York, New York. She is survived by her 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2718 Overbrook Drive), with interment to...
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Edna Serene Sundet Lindberg

April 24, 1921 - June 13, 2017

Edna Serene Sundet Lindberg was born April 24, 1921 to Olaf and Gunvor Sundet in Poplar, WI.  She went home to heaven on June 13th, 2017 at the age of 96.  Edna grew up on a dairy farm in NE WI near Superior.  She married Harold after WWII on April 24th, 1947.   Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her 4 siblings and her beloved Harold.  She is survived by her...
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Ralph Thomas Nevils

April 13, 1935 - June 13, 2017

Ralph Thomas Nevils, Jr., 82, went to be with his Lord on June 13, 2017. Ralph was born in Creedmoor, NC on April 13, 1935, the only son of Helen Washington Nevils and Ralph Thomas Nevils. Ralph was a devoted and loving husband and father. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his strong personality, integrity, dignity, and his love for the Lord.He enlisted the Navy in 1955 and...
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Betty King Smith

January 6, 1941 - June 11, 2017

No one today needs to be reminded about who are Betty's children and step children, so I will dispense with that. Betty was a passionate and caring person who always let you know where she stood. She would defend those she loved and God forbid someone crossed her or someone she loved. I believe that she and her sister are straightening out what they believe is wrong with heaven and I am sure...
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Robert George Wilson

October 26, 1929 - June 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Max Calvin Wiggs

December 23, 1934 - June 8, 2017

Max Calvin Wiggs, Sr., 82, passed away on June 8, 2017 at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn after a brief illness. Born on December 23, 1934 in Bailey, NC; he was the youngest of seven children. Max was a long distance and dump truck driver.He is survived by his fiancé, Vivian Ellington Adkins, of Cary; three sons: Max Calvin Wiggs, Jr. and wife Lindsey, of Matthew, John Patrick Wiggs, of New...
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Taylor Frederick Sferruzzo

March 27, 1989 - June 6, 2017

Taylor F. Sferruzzo, 28, passed away on June 6, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com
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Frances Beatrice Mullins

December 3, 1929 - May 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Douglas Octavius Fisher

July 2, 1934 - May 30, 2017

Having been here since 1934, Douglas Fisher departed this dimension on May 30, 2017. In a disagreement he always said, "In MY dimension, THIS is the way it is." He leaves in our dimension his wife, Josi (nee Gibson); his daughter, Erika Lietzan (Karl), mother of his granddaughters, Sophie and Effie (FE to him); sister, Joanne (Riad); brother, Gerald (Rudy) and his Gibson family who...
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Peggy Drawdy Floyd

April 19, 1939 - May 29, 2017

Peggy Drawdy Floyd, 78, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2017. She was born in Robeson County, NC on April 19, 1939 to the late Arnold J. Drawdy and Rena Price Drawdy. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Floyd and sister, Mary Jo Bullock, brother, David Drawdy. Peggy is survived by her loving daughters; Terry Anderson and husband, Ronnie, Sherry Stubbs, and husband, Bob, brothers;...
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Anne Ann Gentry

April 21, 1932 - May 28, 2017

Anne Gentry, 85, passed away in the comfort of her home on May 28, 2017. Born on April 21, 1932 in Havre De Grace, Maryland; she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Virginia Barker Gentry. Throughout her career with Bell Atlantic, Anne lived and worked in New York, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. In 1979, Anne took care of her mother and moved back to Maryland. She retired from the...
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Josephine Onofrietti

February 8, 1918 - May 28, 2017

Josephine Onofrietti, 99, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at her home in Raleigh, NC; where she has resided for the last ten years. She was born February 8, 1918 in Newark, NJ to Joseph DeRobertis and Maria Archangela (Angelina) Rotunda DeRobertis, the 6th of 11 children. She was a strong and independent woman who loved her family more than life. Josephine spent most of her adult life living...
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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

Patricia "Patti" Talik Hale, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to the late Frank and Belle Talik, Patti attended Guardian Angel Elementary School and Dominican High School. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Patti met Richard Hale...
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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, Sr.

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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Daniel Gaddy DeBLASIO

June 1, 1969 - April 29, 2017

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