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

Jean Bryland

October 24, 1945 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Felonese Bowie Anderson

June 11, 1925 - September 16, 2017

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

August 31, 1930 - September 16, 2017

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

October 15, 1935 - September 16, 2017

James Gordon Ajac, age 81, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 with family by his side. He was born October 15, 1935 in Hanover, PA to Dr. John Clarence Ajac and Lily Wilson Ajac. He grew up in Miami FL and in 1970 moved to Raleigh, NC. He graduated from Coral Gables High School (1954), attended University of Miami and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He served in the US Air Force...
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Leonard Earl Sanders

November 20, 1951 - September 15, 2017

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

May 4, 1937 - September 14, 2017

Family will receive friends on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 11:00 am until 12 Noon at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue). A formal procession to the Graveside Service will be begin at 12 Noon to Raleigh Memorial Park, adjoining the funeral home.A Funeral Service will then be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home, with a reception to follow until 5:00...
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Murrell Kenneth Parker

December 8, 1931 - September 14, 2017

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

November 5, 2000 - September 13, 2017

William Carl "Will" Penci, 16, passed away on September 13, 2017 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born on November 5, 2000 in Newport News, Virginia; he was the cherished son of Richard William Penci and Patricia Morrissette Penci, of Raleigh. Will attended York Elementary School, Daniels Middle School, Leesville Road Middle School and currently was a Junior at Leesville Road High School. He...
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Cathryne Price Richbourg

November 9, 1921 - September 12, 2017

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

October 28, 1932 - September 11, 2017

Patricia Smith Powell went home to be with the Lord on September 11, 2017. She was born on October 28, 1932 in Newport, Rhode Island to the late Clyde and Emily Smith, of Hickory, North Carolina. Pat is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jack Stallings Powell; a daughter, Jacqueline Sue Powell; a daughter-in-law, Lynette Jennings Powell; and by a brother, Clyde Smith, Jr.Left to...
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Joan E. Slater Alward

October 9, 1939 - September 9, 2017

Joan E. Alward (Slater), 77, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully at her home, after a long illness, surrounded by her family on September 9, 2017. Joan was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother.She was born in Kingston, NY to the late Robert A. Slater and Edith Slater Clark. Joan was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1957. After graduating she moved to New York City...
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Crystal Harris Sollinger

October 27, 1969 - September 8, 2017

Crystal Faith Harris Sollinger, 47, died Friday, September 8, 2017 doing what she loved - caring for her patients on board Duke Life Flight as their nurse. Born on October 27, 1969 in Wake County; she was the daughter of the late Henry Matthew Harris and Carolyn Joyce Hardy Harris. Crystal graduated from Garner High School and earned her BS in Nursing from Atlantic Christian College. She began...
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Della Deloris Woods

June 2, 1943 - September 8, 2017

Della Deloris WoodsJune 2, 1943 - September 8, 2017Surrounded by family at her bedside, Della Deloris Woods, age 74, passed away on September 8, 2017, when the single kidney she was born with failed. She is survived by: her sister, June Joseph; by her husband of 52 years, Gerald Woods; by her son, Charles G. Woods with his wife Marsha Woods; by her daughter, Kathryn Fogg with her husband, Paul...
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Laurence Michael Giacobbe

October 13, 1946 - September 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Inez Elliott Fuller

January 18, 1924 - September 6, 2017

Inez Elliott Fuller, 93, died September 6, 2017. She was born on January 18, 1924 in Charlotte, the daughter of the late Luther Onslow Elliott and Belle Nixon Elliott. She was a graduate of Rex Hospital School of Nursing where she trained as a U.S. Cadet Nurse during WWII. As a registered nurse, her career was primarily one of private duty in association with several hospitals and office nursing...
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Min Zhou

March 5, 1957 - September 4, 2017

Michael Min Zhou, 60, of Cary, NC, passed away on September 4, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion Hospice Home in Durham. He was born on March 5, 1957 in China to Jing Yu Zhou and De Ying Li. Michael graduated from HuGuang Middle and High School and graduated with a BS in Analytical Chemistry from East China University of Sciences & Technology, all in Shanghai, China. Michael worked as a Chief...
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Effie Jones Bunn

January 27, 1923 - September 1, 2017

Effie Jones Bunn, 94, passed away on September 1, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Born on January 27, 1923 in Wayne County; she was the daughter of the late George and Estelle Sasser Jones and wife of the late Marvin Bunn.Effie was known as a true southern lady, a talented seamstress with Royals Reweaving and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.She is lovingly remembered by her daughter:...
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John W. Herron

April 17, 1940 - August 31, 2017

John W. Herron, 77, of Raleigh, NC, died Thursday August 31st at home. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 17th, 1940 to Mildred (Shaw) Herron and Donald Wilson Herron. John graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, and then graduated with a BS in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. John worked at Westinghouse Electric in the early 1960s, and then left to attend...
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William Francis Webber

October 8, 1943 - August 23, 2017

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

November 28, 1947 - August 23, 2017

George Dyer McCoy, 69, passed away on August 23, 2017 in Raleigh, NC, after fighting pancreatic cancer. George was born on November 28, 1947 to Sam and Anna McCoy in Orlando, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents and an older brother, Richard.He is survived by his husband, Phillip R. Poovey; sisters Emily (Skip) Wilson and Carol Lockett; sisters-in-law Diane McCoy Moore and Susan Lake (Bob)...
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Ronald E. Jones

November 3, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Ronald "Ron" Everette Jones, 77, of Raleigh, went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness. He was born in Johnston County, NC to the late Everette and Bernice (Starling) Jones.Ron is survived by Judith Carr, his devoted wife of 29 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.The family will receive friends on...
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Firooz Frank Bordbar

August 3, 1928 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Lester Oneil Lindley

June 11, 1934 - August 22, 2017

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

March 15, 1933 - August 21, 2017

Nada McBeth Galletta, 84, died on August 21, 2017 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, North Carolina.She was born in Payson, Utah, the daughter of Charles Elmer McBeth and Gay Thomas McBeth. Mrs. Galletta was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Gene John Galletta, and by her sister, Gail Stewart. Mrs. Galletta is survived by her daughter Rosanne Galletta of Laurel, Maryland, and her son...
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Rebecca Jones Massey

October 17, 1938 - August 19, 2017

Rebecca (Becky) Jones Massey was here one minute and then suddenly in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived her life as a testimony of her immense love for Him and was unashamed to share her faith with anyone who would allow her to do so. She was a faithful member of North Ridge Bible Chapel for many years. A native of Raleigh, Becky was a 1956 graduate of Broughton High School and...
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John Norris Miller

September 27, 1930 - August 18, 2017

John Norris Miller, 86, passed away after a brief illness on August 18, 2017. Born on September 27, 1930 in Salisbury, NC; he was the son of the late Clyde Luther Miller and Maude Norris Miller. John graduated from Boyden High School, attended Catawba College and served honorably in the US Army. He owned and operated Buffalo Tire & Automotive and Tires-n-Parts for over 40 years in downtown...
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Charles Calvin Blanschan

September 5, 1942 - August 15, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Calvin Blanschan, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2017 at Springbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton. Born on September 5, 1942 in Kingston, NY; he was the son of the late Charles Calvin Blanschan and Mary Robinson Blanschan and brother of the late Virginia Hamilton.After high school graduation, Chuck married Carolyn Brutowski. They enjoyed 58 years...
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McKay Lee Pettus

March 14, 1934 - August 14, 2017

McKay "Mick" Lee Pettus, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully and in the comfort of his home on Monday morning, August 14, 2017. Born on March 14, 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas; he was the son of the late McKay L. Pettus Sr. and Zelda Carmichael Pettus. Following his high school graduation, Mick joined the US Marine Corps and served honorably during the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart Medal...
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Gaither Cramer Davis

January 25, 1932 - August 12, 2017

G.C. Davis Jr.January 25, 1932-August 12, 2017Gaither Cramer (G.C.) Davis died August 12, 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 85.G.C. grew up in Winston-Salem, graduating from Reynolds High School in 1950. He attended Appalachian State Teachers College, earning academic distinctions, serving as vice president of student government and working as sports editor of the newspaper....
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Thomas Newton Hobgood

September 28, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Thomas N. Hobgood, Jr., 89, passed away on August 12, 2017. He was born in Granville Co., NC to the late Thomas N. Hobgood and Josephine Daniel Hobgood. Tom will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Tom served in both the Navy and Army, including active duty in Korea. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from NC State University, and his PhD from Florida...
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Daniel Edward Proctor

October 22, 1943 - August 11, 2017

Daniel E. Proctor, age 73, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving wife on August 11, 2017. He is the son of the late Earl E. and Evelyn B. Proctor of Wood River, Illinois.He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Vonna M. (Lawrence) Proctor. Loving father of Barbara P. Morgan and husband Loren D. Morgan, Shannon M. Nystrom and husband Erik D. Nystrom, and godfather to Jackie...
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Rodger Jerry Sage

October 5, 1971 - August 10, 2017

Rodger Jerry Sage, 45, passed away on August 10, 2017. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia on October 5, 1971; son of Gloria Stutler, of Roanoke, VA and the late Roger Jerry Sage. Rodger was raised in Southern California, along with his brother, James Sage, of Roanoke, VA and served honorably in the US Army, as infantry. He worked within the restaurant business for many years prior to earning his...
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Rose Stephenson Hollingsworth

January 27, 1924 - August 10, 2017

Maytle Rose Stephenson Hollingsworth, 93, went home to be with the Lord on August 10, 2017. She was born near McGee's Crossroads in Johnston County on January 27, 1924 to the late William Paul Sr., and Maytle Johnson Stephenson, and is survived by her loving husband, "Holly," of nearly 67 years, Leon M. Hollingsworth; daughter, Paula Williams (Richard); son, Gary Hollingsworth (Linda); daughter,...
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Michelle Angela Zavala

August 12, 2015 - August 5, 2017

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

January 24, 1962 - August 4, 2017

Our beloved brother Brian Paul Carle, 55, passed away quietly in his home in Denver, N.C. on August 4, 2017, after a long battle with illness. He was born Jan. 24th, 1962 in Johnson City, New York, to the late Kenneth V. Carle and Florence A. Carle. Brian graduated from Athens Drive High School, Raleigh, N.C. and attended East Carolina State University. He was a construction field manager and...
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Leon G. Westbrook

August 8, 1925 - July 30, 2017

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

March 6, 1945 - July 30, 2017

Nancy Stroud, entered the Church Triumphant on Sunday morning, July 30, surrounded by loved ones. With sure and certain hope in the resurrection, we commend Nancy to the eternal care of God and give thanks for her life. Nancy was in Sales for 37 years working for Grey and Creech, Ikon, Tereck Office Solutions, Canon Solutions America and finally Accent Imaging. Nancy retired in May of this year....
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Stephen Douglas King

July 5, 1961 - July 29, 2017

Stephen D. King, of Raleigh NC left us on July 29th, 2017. He passed at home, just steps away from his prized garden full of tomatoes and cucumbers. Steve was a man of many talents and passions. Making and appreciating music was a particular mainstay in his too short life. Creative since childhood, Steve was an award winning graphic designer and gifted photographer. He loved art, a cold craft...
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Michael Leonard Harris

June 19, 1976 - July 26, 2017

Michael Leonard Harris, 41, passed away on July 26, 2017. Born on June 19, 1976 in Roanoke, VA, he was the son of Leonard and Peggy Harris. Michael graduated from Radford University with a degree in Business Administration.Michael enjoyed fishing, hiking and bike riding. He was employed as a sales representative with DHL Global Forwarding. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jessica Harris...
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Deva J. Buttram

December 11, 1943 - July 26, 2017

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

April 21, 1955 - July 26, 2017

Robert Glenn Thomas, 62, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017 in Marietta, GA. Born on April 21, 1955 in Shreveport, LA, he was the son of the late Harry Jones Thomas and Claire Alexander Thomas. Rob attended Jordan High School in Durham, NC. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid UNC Tar Heels fan. He was employed for ten years with Harris Incorporated of Durham where he received Salesman...
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Edna Johnson Wilson

July 1, 1921 - July 25, 2017

Our sweet mother was the glue that held our large extended family together. On July 25, 2017, twenty four days after celebrating her 96th birthday, she lost her grip and peacefully slipped away. One of nine children, Edna Johnson Wilson grew up on a small farm in Sampson County, NC in a close-knit family that pulled together and survived the Great Depression. Always frugal but eternally...
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Norma Warren Davis

September 21, 1937 - July 24, 2017

Norma Warren Davis, 79, peacefully passed away on July 24, 2017 into the presence of her Lord and Savior. She was born on September 21, 1937 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to her parents, Walter and Beatrice Warren. Norma was devoted to her family. She was the glue which kept everyone together, especially all the phone calls to the relatives. She loved to cook, read and enjoyed all of her animals. She...
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Curtis Anthony Gallaway

February 6, 1960 - July 23, 2017

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

February 6, 1960 - July 23, 2017

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

July 14, 1924 - July 23, 2017

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LuAnn Robinson Self

December 19, 1956 - July 23, 2017

MEMORIAL DONATIONS:In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations on behalf of LuAnn Self to: http://raleighlungeforward.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1173244&lis=0&kntae1173244=26D820EDB1DE45AFA5309D9684B508F0&team=6951881LuAnn Robinson Self, or Nanny as she was known to her 12 grandchildren, bravely fought a very aggressive form of lung cancer over the last 2...
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Robert Hennelly

September 23, 1934 - July 23, 2017

Robert Hennelly, 82, passed away on July 23, 2017 following a brief illness. Born on September 23, 1934 in Oak Park, IL; he was the son the late Robert Joseph Hennelly and Irma Fisher Hennelly. Robert graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park and received a full scholarship to the Citadel. He served honorably in the US Army and received his Master's Degree from the University of Illinois...
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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

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