Our Obituaries

Doris Haley Franks

July 26, 1927 - November 17, 2017

Doris Haley Franks went to heaven to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on Friday. Sherwood Franks, her loving husband of 71 years, along with her daughters; Dianne Bode, Gail Bridgers, Mary Rose Eason, and Darlene Smith, were at her bedside. She was a caring, loving, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother of nine, great grandmother of eleven, and great great grandmother of two. All of whom...
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Estefania Castellanos

March 2, 1919 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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David Andrew Walker

January 10, 1958 - November 12, 2017

David Andrew Walker, 59, of Cary, formerly of Alexandria, VA, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home in Cary. David was born on January 10, 1958 in Alexandria, VA. He lived in northern Virginia for several years and served in the United States Air Force. David is survived by his son, Matthew Walker, daughter-in-law Mary Beth and their son Jackson; daughter, Kaitlin Walker; parents Peyton...
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Jerrall Lee Spencer

November 21, 1933 - November 7, 2017

Jerrall Lee Spencer, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather passed away on November 7, 2017 at the age of 83. Jerrall was born to the late Johnny Spencer and Audrey Spencer Pleasants on November 21, 1933 in Person Co., NC. He is survived by his loving Wife of 61 years, Wyvette Brown Spencer; Daughter, Elaine Tucker and husband, Ricky; Son, Mike Spencer and wife, Diana; Sister,...
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Una Rose Powell

May 1, 1947 - November 6, 2017

Una Rose Powell, age 70, of Sanford, NC passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Una was born May 1, 1947 in New York, New York; she was the daughter of the late Opal Curry.She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Carmen D. Powell, Sr.; three children, Lezana Ingram, Carmen D. Powell, Jr. and Dawn Rogers; a brother, Ron James of Teaneck, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Jared, Cheyenne,...
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James Donald Walling

April 11, 1958 - November 6, 2017

James, "Jim", Walling passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2017. Jim was a loving and devoted husband, a wonderful father and an unabashed proud grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. After growing up in Mount Holly, NJ and other places across the US, Jim attended Elizabethtown College, where he majored in Business Administration. After graduating, Jim went to work for IBM in...
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Michael Eugene Johnson

August 19, 1953 - November 4, 2017

Michael Eugene Johnson of Apex, NC, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at the age of 64, surrounded by his loving family and friends.Michael was born in Erwin, North Carolina in 1953. The beloved older brother of four children, he attended high school in Shelton, Washington. Mike lived a life full of adventures. In 1986, Michael enrolled in Eastern Carolina University, where...
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John Calvin King

November 21, 1947 - November 2, 2017

John "Calvin" King, 69, of Raleigh, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, November 2, 2017 surrounded by family and friends at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Calvin was born November 21, 1947 in Rocky Mount, NC. He was a graduate of Red Oak High School, Pitt Community College and was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was employed as a Product Engineer with Alcatel-Lucent and in the...
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Alford Joseph Squires

September 14, 1937 - November 2, 2017

Alford Joseph "Joe" Squires, Sr., 80, of Newport, NC, passed away peacefully at home on November 2, 2017. He was born on September 14, 1937 in Apex, NC to the late Harvey McClellan Squires and the late Ruby Mae King Squires. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad in 1984 after 18 years of service. He was also a Seaman Recruit in the US Navy Ready Reserves from 1958-1962. Most people remember...
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Dawn Marie Nagel

July 29, 1971 - November 1, 2017

Dawn Marie Nagel, 46, of Cary, formerly of Buffalo, NY died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her home in Cary after a long illness.Dawn was born July 29, 1971 in Buffalo, NY. She was a graduate of D'Youville College and was employed as a physical therapist for Erie County Medical Center and most recently the Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dawn's passion was loving and raising her two boys. She was a...
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Ann Beckwith Goodwin

December 23, 1938 - October 31, 2017

Ann Beckwith Goodwin, 78, passed away on October 31, 2017. Ann was born to the late Rastus Beckwith and Laura Upchurch Beckwith in Chatham Co., NC on December 23, 1938.A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 2 p.m., Ebenezer UMC Cemetery, 724 Beaver Creek Rd., Apex, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ebenezer UMC...
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Rosemarie Bailey

June 5, 1932 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Gerald Erwin Scheetz

November 28, 1932 - October 29, 2017

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Lois Wesley Ventura

August 13, 1923 - October 28, 2017

Lois Wesley Johnson Ventura, 94, of Morrisville, NC, formerly of Thomasville, GA died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Morningside of Raleigh. Lois was born in Wake County, NC to the late Wesley Brock Johnson and Georgia Wood Johnson. She was employed with Woolworth retiring with over 40 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ventura; and seven siblings, Leone, Gladys,...
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Justin Blake Batdorff

January 27, 1981 - October 28, 2017

On October 28, 2017, Justin Blake Batdorff passed away suddenly at the age of 36 years. Justin, a beloved son, brother, father, grandson, and friend, will be lovingly remembered by all of those who were blessed to have known and loved him during his life. Justin's caring heart, generous spirit, loving soul, and infectious laugh will never be forgotten and will always be cherished by his family...
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Lucien Paul Boucher

March 30, 1952 - October 26, 2017

Lucien (Lou) Paul Boucher, 65, of Holly Springs, NC, formerly of Palm Springs, CA, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his home in Holly Springs, NC. Lou was born March 30, 1952 in Manchester, NH to the late Roger Gerard Boucher and Laurianne Malo Boucher. Lou is survived by his wife of 40 years, Juliette Francoise Beaudoin Boucher; son, Michael Ducharme and wife Pam; daughter, Nancy Ann and...
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Grace Meredith Pooley Lisk

April 13, 1976 - October 24, 2017

Grace Meredith Pooley Lisk, 41, of Fuquay Varina, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at her home in Fuquay Varina. Grace was born on April 13, 1976 in Raleigh. She was a graduate of Apex High School and attended Western Carolina University and East Carolina University. She was co-founder and sales manager of Contract Carpets. Grace is survived by her son, Johnathan Pooley; parents, John Eugene...
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Leonard Stilo

September 30, 1925 - October 24, 2017

Leonard "Len" Stilo, age 92, of Apex, North Carolina, formally of South Plainfield, NJ, passed away Tuesday October 24, 2017 at Brittany Place of Searstone Retirement Community. Mr. Stilo was born on September 30th, 1925 in Perth Amboy, NJ and was the son of the late Dominic Stilo and Julia DeFillipo Stilo. Len was raised in South Plainfield, NJ where he graduated from North Plainfield High...
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Raymond Troy Doty

October 17, 1924 - October 24, 2017

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Dorothy Mae Horton

March 4, 1935 - October 23, 2017

Dorothy Mae Horton, 82, of Apex, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Dorothy was born March 4, 1935 in Jasper County, SC to the late Andrew and Lilly Lamb Mosley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoil Lee Horton; many brothers and sisters; and extended granddaughter, Jessie Johnson. Dorothy is survived by her son, Joey Horton and wife, Claudia; daughter, Nicole...
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Casville Marion Callahan

July 8, 1925 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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William Currie

December 19, 1957 - October 20, 2017

William Currie, 59, passed away on October 20, 2017. William was born to the late Calvin Currie and Thelma Byrd Currie in Wake Co, NC on December 19, 1957. William will be dearly missed. His love for fishing, hunting, and cooking will carry on in his memory with his family and friends. William's smile will not leave our hearts, because it showed his joy of life. He is survived by his loving...
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Mary Helen Nemecek

August 22, 1937 - October 19, 2017

Mary Helen Nemecek, 80, died on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born to Andrew and Kathleen (McKenna) Smith on August 22, 1937 in Athy, County Kildare, Ireland, the fifth of six children. After a happy childhood, she left Ireland at age 20 to join her two older sisters in New York City. It was there that she met the love of her life, Dominik "Don" Nemecek, who had...
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Virginia Carmela Locke

May 4, 1936 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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John Walton Crawford

November 4, 1957 - October 19, 2017

There are a few things in life you just don't ever want to do; grab a toy dinosaur out of a dirty toilet, eat a cheerio out of a child's diaper, and write the obituary of the man who made me who I am today. This past weekend, we were blessed with a weekend at the beach, a beach trip full of memories, of fun, of laugher, and of Dad reeling in a "monster fish" as described by his favorite...
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Kylo Agustin Balan

October 12, 1994 - October 19, 2017

Kylo Agustin Balan, 23, of Apex, passed away on October 19, 2017 after a life long battle with heart disease. He was born on October 12, 1994 to Roberto and Aileen (Agustin) Balan.Kylo was a graduate of Holly Springs High School Class of 2012 then pursued his Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance at UNC-Chapel Hill . He loved music and made it his career by teaching others. More importantly...
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Linda Joyce Horton

August 22, 1945 - October 16, 2017

Linda Joyce Olive Horton, 72, of Apex, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Linda was born in Lee County, NC to Robert and Elizabeth Harris Olive. She was a graduate of Apex High School and was employed as a loan officer with Suntrust Bank for over 42 years. Linda was a member of Apex Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Olive. Linda is survived...
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Howard Ronald Scott

November 5, 1946 - October 16, 2017

Born November 5th 1946, Howard Ronald Scott was the middle son of Bernice Roane Scott and Russell Finley Scott. He was raised in Richmond, VA with his brothers and many relatives. Howard attended Maggie Walker High School where he played baseball and football. After high school, he attended Norfolk State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in industrial engineering.Howard taught...
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Geraldine Werner

August 21, 1937 - October 11, 2017

Geraldine Werner, 80, passed away on October 11, 2017. She was born in Queens, New York.She is survived by sons, Joseph Werner and wife Laura, of Cary, NC and James Werner and wife Barbara, of Westwood, NJ; daughter, Jacqueline Werner of Allamuchy, NJ; grandchildren, Jack and Timothy Werner, Erik and Jamie Werner and Michael and Nicholas Macaione; She was preceded in death by her beloved husband,...
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Thurman Prince

September 14, 1923 - October 9, 2017

Thurman "Tom" Prince September 14, 1923 - October 9, 2017Thurman "Tom" Prince was born September 14, 1923 to Charlie and Geneva Prince in Varina, NC.Tom was a kind and gentle man who never met a stranger. He loved to fish and spend time outside. Tom was a friendly man who loved to joke around and always had a smile that matched his personality. He especially enjoyed his time spent with his...
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Joyce E. Jones

July 8, 1934 - October 9, 2017

Joyce E. Jones, 83, of Apex, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Joyce was born July 8, 1934 to the late Ernest Jones and Flossie Morgan Jones. She was a graduate of Apex High School and worked for Liggett & Myers retiring with over 30 years of service. Joyce was also involved in farming for a majority of her life. Joyce was preceded in death by her sister, Doris Jones...
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Robert Michael Lowery

May 22, 1959 - October 8, 2017

Robert Michael Lowery, 58, of New Hill, died tragically on Saturday, October 8, 2017.Robert was born May 22, 1959 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was a graduate of Apex High School and owner of R&J Mechanical and Welding Service in Apex for over 32 years. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Rossie "Bud" Lowery. He is survived by his wife, Laralyn Hodges Lowery; mother, Eva...
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Kerry Wynne Sullivan

September 16, 1965 - October 7, 2017

Kerry Wynne Sullivan, 52, of Cary, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Wilmington, NC. Kerry was born September 16, 1965 in Denver, CO to David William O'Boyle, III and Harryl Hyman O'Boyle. She was a graduate of Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CO and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She began her career as a Professional Chemical Engineer working in environmental remediation...
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Edita Isaac

June 20, 1927 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Michael John McCarthy

December 17, 1954 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Glenn Steven Lundberg

December 16, 1951 - October 4, 2017

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Mary N. Knott

September 17, 1940 - October 4, 2017

Mary N. Knott, 77, of Apex, NC left her earthly life to enter her Eternal life on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017. Mary leaves behind her loving husband of 57 years, Robert "Bob" Knott of the home; daughter Pam Hallyburton and husband, Sam of Marion; son David Knott and wife, Nancy of Wilmington; granddaughter Bailey Chu and husband Doug Wilson of Greensboro; granddaughter Lauren Patin and husband...
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Jose Orestes Cesar

March 10, 1925 - September 27, 2017

Jose Orestes Cesar, 92, of Apex, formerly of Miami, FL, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Rex Nursing and Care Center of Apex. Jose was born March 10, 1925 in Cuba. He fled for refuge to the United States when Fidel Castro regime came into power. Jose became a proud citizen of the United States of America. He was a diligent worker and knew the value of hard work. Jose worked most of his...
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John Charles Pittard

August 16, 1933 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Clara Merle Platt

December 27, 1915 - September 26, 2017

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Laurie Anne Brookshire

June 21, 1945 - September 22, 2017

Laurie Anne Brookshire passed away on September 22, 2017 while surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Born on June 21, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond V. and Patricia L. White. She graduated from Gar-Field Senior High School and attended Michigan State University. Laurie spent the majority of her years in Northern Virginia and called North...
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Mark Dufresne

February 21, 1962 - September 20, 2017

Mark Sosthen (or Sosthene, as Mark occasionally spelled it, according to his mood), Dufresne, loving husband and brother and wonderful friend, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from a sudden ventricular cardiac arrest. A co-worker at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) was nearby, and Mark received quick attention but could not be revived. The story of Mark's life began in Orleans...
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John Quincy Cotten

February 9, 1923 - September 20, 2017

John Q. Cotten, 94 of Raleigh passed away September 20, 2017. He was a decorated WW II Veteran. Visitation will be held at Christian Chapel Christian Church, New Hill from 1 p.m.-2p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017. A graveside service with military honors will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the church or to any veteran's organization of choice. Online...
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Bethany Helen Przestrzelski

May 23, 1964 - September 18, 2017

Bethany Helen Przestrzelski, 53, of Durham, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at her home in Durham. Bethany was born May 23, 1964 in Ilion, NY. She was a graduate of Oneonta High School in Oneonta, NY and attended Utica School of Commerce in Utica, NY. Bethany was employed with Curtis Media Group for over 10 years. She was loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and sister. She was...
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Thomas Kelachandra

January 15, 1929 - September 17, 2017

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Brian Bruce Carter

July 12, 1961 - September 12, 2017

Brian Bruce Carter, 56, passed away on September 12, 2017 at Transitions Life Care, Raleigh following complications from Alzheimer's. Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian I. Carter. He is survived by his father, Thomas A. Carter and sisters, Jennifer Credle and Jocelyn Pease. Brian was born on July 12, 1961 in Lancaster, PA. He was born with Down's Syndrome and lived a...
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Carrie Jo Burrell Whitley

July 15, 1933 - September 10, 2017

Carrie Whitley, 84, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2017. Always a force to be reckoned with, Carrie was born in Sylva, NC on July 15, 1933. She grew up there with her siblings until moving to Charlotte, where she met her husband Joseph Whitley Sr. They shared many decades of life together and lived locally in Apex since 1979. Her husband sadly preceded her in death in 2004. Carrie...
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Richard Howell Evans

May 15, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Richard "Dick" Evans entered eternal life on Saturday, September 9, 2017. His engaging spirit is carried on by his loving family, friends, and an extended family of former students and colleagues from Syracuse University, where he taught in the school of management for 27 years and retired with distinction as professor emeritus. We all are blessed to have learned many valuable lessons from Dick...
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Carl Cecil Morris

June 7, 1923 - September 7, 2017

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Joseph Arthur Morawski

January 8, 1952 - September 4, 2017

Joseph Arthur Morawski died on September 4, 2017, at his home in Chatham County with his daughter by his side. Born on January 8, 1952 in Concord, New Hampshire, he grew up in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Joe graduated from Broughton High School and NC State University. He worked as a farrier for several years and then as an engineering technician at Froeling & Robertson,...
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Bernice Kelman Provost

January 9, 1928 - September 1, 2017

Bernice Kelman Provost, 89, passed away on September 1, 2017. Bernice was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, loved to travel the world, enjoyed playing Rummycube with her friends at Waltonwood. Bernice is survived by her daughter, Nancy Provost and friend, Deb Shockley, stepson, Robert Provost and wife, Tina , granddaughter, Jennie Kowaleski and RJ, grandson, David Root and Jodi, several great...
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Elmer Nederhoff

August 27, 1947 - August 31, 2017

Elmer Allyn Nederhoff Jr., 70, passed away on August 31, 2017. Elmer was a man of strong Christian faith and he dearly loved his family. He was born in Winona, Minnesota on August 27, 1947. Elmer worked as an assembler for IBM for many years. He also worked for the News and Observer, along side his family, handling a paper route for over twenty years. Elmer had many things that he enjoyed...
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Hinton McGee Meyer

September 6, 2006 - August 30, 2017

Hinton McGee MeyerSeptember 16, 2006 - August 30, 2017Hinton McGee Meyer, 10, passed away on August 30, 2017.He is survived by his loving parents, Kevin and Melissa Meyer, sister, Elsbeth Meyer, brother, Lane Meyer, maternal grandparents, George and Debbie McGee, paternal grandparents, Larry and Ute Meyer, Uncle, Mark McGee and wife, Danielle, Aunt, Holly Meyer, cousins, Avery and Anna McGee, and...
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Edna Louise Williams

September 2, 1925 - August 27, 2017

On a bright September morning in 1925, Amos Wilson and Esther Michael welcomed the birth of their charming daughter, Edna Louise. She grew up as a fine young woman residing in Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Jamaica. Thereafter she met Harold Williams and they joined in holy matrimony. From that union, eight children were born: Howard, Winston, Wilbert, Logan, Trevor, Audley, Glendon, and Patrick....
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Jaya Shankar,

August 31, 1941 - August 26, 2017

Dr. Jaya Yajaman Shankar passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 26, 2017. Dr. Shankar was born on August 31, 1941 in Bangalore, India. He completed his education in India and eventually earned his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College. After graduating from medical school he furthered his medical training in England. Dr. Shankar then immigrated to the United States...
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David Tascione

August 30, 1961 - August 24, 2017

David Tascione, 55, passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 24, 2017. He was born to Andrew and Rosemary Tascione in Rochester, NY on August 30, 1961.He is survived by his loving wife, Nicole Tascione, children; Jeremy Tascione, Jonathan Tascione, Vaughn Geiss, Addison Geiss, and Jayden Tascione, brothers; Andrew Tascione, Steven Tascione, and Michael Tascione, sister, Kathy Serna...
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Ronald Leslie Kay

January 22, 1941 - August 23, 2017

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Dominic Thomas Sciacca

April 24, 1998 - August 19, 2017

Dominic Thomas Sciacca, 19, of Apex, formerly of Fulton, NY, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at his home in Apex. Dominic was born April 24, 1998 in Anne Arundle County, MD. He attended G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, NY and Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC. Dominic was an avid lacrosse and soccer player. He was a genuine, kind, and compassionate young man with an appetite for...
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Patricia Ruffner Sutton

March 5, 1938 - August 18, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Patricia Ruffner Sutton died on Friday, August 18, 2017. She was born March 5, 1938, in Fresno, CA. Pat was the only child of Charles Wade and Thelma Kidd Ruffner. Her family was from Kentucky and Tennessee, but since her father was a golf professional, his first job as such was in Fresno. Due to her father's job, they were...
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Kristie Renae Godwin Rolan

September 3, 1970 - August 16, 2017

Kristie Renae Godwin Rolan, 46, of Cary, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham after a 2 ½ year battle with breast cancer, and was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with her loving family by her side. Kristie was born September 3, 1970 in Durham, NC to Ken and Johnnie Godwin. She was preceded in death by her...
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Virginia Ruth CARUSO

August 11, 1924 - August 16, 2017

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Douglas Wayland Lynn

April 17, 1940 - August 10, 2017

Douglas Wayland Lynn, Sr., he lost his battle with cancer after multiple doses of chemo. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. He was an electrician in North Carolina for many years.He is survived by his children: son, Douglas Wayland Lynn, Jr., daughter, Robin Lynn Rhodes and husband, Cameron Rhodes, grandchildren: Kimber Rene Lynn, Cody Wayland Lynn, Caylee Cheyenne...
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Jishen Wang

September 26, 1950 - August 8, 2017

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Israel Saulo Graveran

November 26, 1980 - August 8, 2017

Israel Saulo Graveran, 36, of Apex, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Israel was born in Lima, Peru on November 26, 1980 to Vincente Graveran Estrada and Maria Sulca Graveran. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Sonja Lopez; son, Israel Adrain Graveran; daughter, Adrianna Isabel Graveran; two brothers and two sisters. ...
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Ann Dorothy Lockwood

July 6, 1928 - August 7, 2017

Ann Dorothy (Quinn) Lockwood came from strong stock and it showed. She was the product of a melding of German Baptist farmers, Northern Irish Catholics and Anglican Brits who were all seeking a new life on the frontiers of western Ontario in the early 1800's. Seeking warmth and a new life together, Dr. Karl Quinn and his wife Evelyn moved from Kingston, Ontario to Belchertown, Massachusetts in...
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James William Barry

December 19, 1934 - August 4, 2017

James William Barry, Jr., 82, of Apex, formerly of Brewster, NY, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice in Raleigh. James was born December 19, 1934 in Manhattan, NY to the late Anne and James William Barry, Sr. He was a Korean War veteran of the US Navy. James was a volunteer for many organizations throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jay...
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Luralyn Montecillo

August 2, 1963 - July 29, 2017

Luralyn Montecillo, 53, passed away on July 29, 2017.The family will receive guests on Tuesday, August 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 54 years to the date, her family was blessed with her birth, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 804 High House Rd., Cary, NC. Online...
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Richard Palmer Dean

September 3, 1932 - July 29, 2017

Richard Palmer Dean, 84, of Apex, formerly of East Stroudsburgh, PA, died Saturday, July 29, 2017. Richard was born September 3, 1932 in Yonkers, NY to the late Guy P. and Mabel P. Dean. He was a Korean War veteran of the US Army and a member of the East Stroudsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Richard enjoyed going to Myrtle Beach with his grandchildren. He had a passion for fixing up and...
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Lelane Richardson O'Brien

June 21, 1929 - July 27, 2017

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Fredrick William James

September 5, 1945 - July 26, 2017

Fredrick William James I, was sometimes called "Rick" and often called "Jesse" but cannot be described by just a name. His generosity was legendary, starting at an early age. As a teenager, he taught Special Needs children how to swim. He played ball until he was old enough to teach younger kids how to play ball. And this continued throughout his life as he served his country...
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Dorothy Catherine Williams

March 8, 1930 - July 21, 2017

Dorothy Catherine Williams, 87, of Cary, died July 21, 2017 at Longleaf Nursing Care Center in Wilson, N.C.Dorothy was born March 8, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Walter Stanley Winters and Helen Marie Turner Winters. She was a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex.Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Earl Williams; son, John Walter Williams;...
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Edward Herman

February 1, 1940 - July 18, 2017

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Helen E. McDermott

August 25, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Helen Elaine McDermott, 76, of Cary, passed away on July 18, 2017. A private service to celebrate Helen's life will be held at a later date.
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Philip S. Caputo

January 21, 1926 - July 18, 2017

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Robert Lee Coward

January 23, 1950 - July 17, 2017

The curtain of life opened for Robert Lee Coward on January 23, 1950. The child of the Annabille and Leon Coward. Preceding him in death is the late Annabille Ford-Coward. In like manner, life's curtains closed for Robert on July 17, 2017at home, which lead him to fighting crime with a criminal named Cancer. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he spent most of his childhood on Long Island ...
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Rosaleen Sauls Brady

September 21, 1924 - July 17, 2017

Rosaleen S. Brady, 92, of Cary passed away July 17, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 21, 1924 in Wake County a daughter of the late Sally Stephenson Sauls and Robert Arthur Sauls. Rosaleen worked at the NC Department of Agriculture for 27 years and retired at age 65. She loved being at home and was a wonderful homemaker and an excellent cook. She never allowed dust or dirt to settle...
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James H. Woodall

July 21, 1932 - July 16, 2017

Jim went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on July 16, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born on July 21, 1932 to the late Vadar C. and Lola M. Woodall.Jim served in the Korean War. After service, he worked for the News and Observer for 25 years. He also owned his own company, Specialty Printing Company, Inc. which he later sold and went to work for the federal government, from...
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George Douglas Cashell

July 30, 1927 - July 14, 2017

George Douglas "Doug" Cashell passed peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017. The youngest child of Wallace and Hilda Cashell, he was born in Olney Maryland on July 30, 1927. Doug lived in Maryland until his retirement, when he then moved to the Carolinas. During his career he worked and held management positions in the dairy industry, power industry, and banking. One of Doug's greatest joys in life...
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Evelyn Smith King

March 8, 1925 - July 13, 2017

Evelyn Smith King, age 92, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017. A life-long North Carolinian, she was born in Chatham County on March 8, 1925, to Charlie and Eler Smith.Evelyn was married to the love of her life, Wallace R. King (predeceased), for 74 years. They were blessed with four children, Carol King Bordeaux, Linda King Towson (predeceased), Gary...
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Laraine Matus

June 9, 1941 - July 10, 2017

Laraine M. Matus, 76, of Apex passed away Monday July 10, 2017 at Duke Medical Center in Durham. She was born June 9, 1941 in Coraopolis, PA a daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Egley) Kozar. Laraine and her husband Jerry owned and operated a restaurant called the Village Dairy in Moon Township, PA. She also worked as a secretary in real estate and automotive business' before her...
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Howard G. Hall

April 21, 1942 - July 4, 2017

Mr. Howard "Gray" Hall, born April 21, 1942, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard William Hall, Alice Buchanan Hall and stepfather Lonnie Gordon Harmon. He is survived by his son Warren Gray Hall, his daughter Debbie Hall Harbin and her husband Bobby and three grandchildren Kaytlin, Haley, and Colby whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by...
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Wallace Reid King

April 21, 1923 - June 30, 2017

Wallace R. King, age 94, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017. A life-long North Carolinian, he was born April 21, 1923, to Wiley and Pearl King on the property which is now known as Umstead State Park. Wallace was married to the love of his life, Evelyn Smith King, for 74 years. They were blessed with four children, Carol King Bordeaux, Linda King Towson ...
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Janine Darnell Baldwin

May 3, 1969 - June 29, 2017

Janine Baldwin 48, passed away suddenly on June 29, 2017. She was born in Charlotte, NC on May 3, 1969.She is survived by her mother, Linda Pryor and husband, Arthur, of Cary and brother, Troy Baldwin of Cary; father, Wayne Baldwin and wife Ann, of Kernersville, NC; and her beloved Aunt Virginia Ledford and husband, Jim of Wendell, and their son, Gregory Smith of Garland, Texas.She shared her...
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Helen Irene Riddle

April 4, 1943 - June 28, 2017

Helen Irene Riddle, 74, was born on April 4, 1943 in Marion, N.C. She went to be with Jesus on June 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Thelma Gurley. She was also preceded in death by brothers Howard, John Jr., Roy, and James, as well as her best friend and sister-in-law Fanny Riddle.Helen was a pre-school teacher at SAS. She retired in 2003.She is survived by...
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David Glenn McDonald

February 14, 1967 - June 25, 2017

David Glenn McDonald, 50, of Apex, passed away peacefully while overlooking one of his favorite places on earth on Sunday, June 25, 2017. David was born on February 14, 1967. He graduated from Cary High School. He worked with Right of Way Equipment in Raleigh where he has been for many years with the folks there being like an extended family to him. He was a real people person who never...
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Roy Gilbert

August 6, 1922 - June 25, 2017

Roy Gilbert, 94, of Apex, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, June 25, 2017.Roy was born on August 6, 1922 in Onaway, Michigan. Roy loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He enjoyed puzzles and playing cards and liked to have a project to be working on. He had a twinkle in his eye that kept us on our toes. Roy was preceded in death by his...
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Ann Copelan Pierce

December 14, 1930 - June 24, 2017

Ann Copelan Pierce, 86, of Apex, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 24, 2017.Ann enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, and loved her Children and Grand Children and will be greatly missed. Ann was preceded in death by parents, Marcus and Kitty Copelan, Eugene and Leona Keys, siblings, Mark Copelan.She is survived by her spouse, Herbert Lewis Pierce; children, Gail Lamm (Glenn) and Sandy...
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Jean Craft Mahoney

January 21, 1951 - June 24, 2017

Mrs. Jean Craft Mahoney, born on January 21, 1951, entered into heaven on Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ethel Craft. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, John Steven Mahoney, son Kent Mahoney and wife Maria, sisters Carol Mae Howell, Betty Jo Wooten and husband Jimmy, Jane Hudgins and husband Robert, and brother Stephen Craft and wife Loria...
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Deanna Wells Dougherty

July 4, 1964 - June 24, 2017

Deanna Wells Dougherty, 52, of Holly Springs, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017.Deanna was loving and devoted mother and wife. She built an impressive career in the nursing and occupational care industries.She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Wallace.Deanna is survived by her husband, James "Jim" Dougherty; sons, Christopher Wells of Chicago, IL and Joshua Wells of...
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Carolyn M. Austin

October 6, 1930 - June 18, 2017

Carolyn M. Austin, 86, of Apex, died peacefully on June 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, daughter of the late Franklin B. McArver and Margaret Knox McArver.Carolyn was a strong Christian and a member of Apex United Methodist Church. She received her Bachelor's degree in Primary Education from Lenoir Rhyne College. She taught elementary...
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Paul Stephen Brackett

August 11, 1958 - June 17, 2017

Paul Stephen Brackett, loving husband and father, was reunited with his Savior on June 17, 2017 after a sudden illness. He was born to Norma and Dickson Brackett on August 11, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky.He moved to Oneonta, NY at the age of seven. He was raised in a Bible-believing family of many generations. At age 15, Paul asked Jesus into his heart. He was baptized when he was 18.He...
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Jeff Alan Kuhfahl

December 7, 1954 - June 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Theresa Josephine Hoskins

April 27, 1945 - June 15, 2017

Theresa Josephine Hoskins, 72, of Apex passed at her home June 15, 2017. She was born in Germany a daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Kusz) Kuleta. Theresa moved to North Carolina from Wayne, NJ in 1988 with her husband Harold and their sons. She worked for Hoffman and Larouche as a secretary and also for Fast Chart as a medical transcriptionist. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and most of...
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Nancy Ann Nashawaty

August 8, 1942 - June 11, 2017

Nancy Ann (Wisialko) Nashawaty, 75, of Cary, formerly of Dedham, MA died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at her home in Cary.Nancy was born in Chelsea, MA on August 8, 1942 to the late Albert and Jeanette Zinchuk Wisialko.She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Paul Joseph Nashawaty. She is survived by her son, Paul Nashawaty (Kelli); daughters, Jean Bakes (Rand) and Karen Brogan (Sean);...
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William Odell Yates

June 6, 1938 - June 9, 2017

William "Odell" Yates, 79, of Apex passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. Odell was a self-employed land surveyor for over 26 years.He is preceded in death by his parents, Casey and Lola Yates, and one sister, Jeanette Cash.He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Kay P. Yates; two daughters, Joanna Y. Palmer (Mark) and Donna Y. Cornette (Jackie); and three granddaughters,...
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Robert Evert

November 26, 1930 - June 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Renate Lotte Teuschler

October 15, 1970 - June 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Apex Funeral Home, Apex, North Carolina.
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Wilson F. White

November 26, 1961 - June 3, 2017

Wilson F. White, 55, of New Hill, died June 3, 2017. He was born and raised in Rocky Mount, a son of the late Walter C. White Sr. and Joyce (Gillars) White.Wil lived in New Hill for the last 6 years. He had a love of music, people and the outdoors. He was a lead bassist in the band Impact Players.He is survived by his companion Cindy Kerley, his brother Walter C. White Jr and his wife Sonja.A...
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Martha T. Psarras

September 21, 1926 - June 2, 2017

Martha T. Psarras, 90, of Apex passed away on Friday June 2, 2017 in Cary. She was born September 21, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois the the daughter of the late Henry Koplewski and Michalina (Samoska) Koplewski.Martha graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. degree in Political Science. She practiced as an occupational therapist at Menninger's Clinic in Topeka, KS and also worked abroad in...
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Glenda Champion Luther

June 9, 1954 - June 2, 2017

Glenda Champion Luther, 62, of Apex, died at her home on Friday June 2, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 11 am Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Apex Funeral Home 550 W. William St, Apex, NC 27502. The family will receive following the service. Please visit www.ApexFuneral.net to share condolences to the Luther family.
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