Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

The H. J. Brown Coffin House was founded in Raleigh in 1836 by H. J. Brown. Five generations have left nothing undone to make Brown-Wynne Funeral Home one of the most complete mortuary establishments in the South.

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home is North Carolina's oldest funeral home, as well as the oldest continuous business in Raleigh. Founded in 1836, it dates back to when Andrew Jackson was President of the United States.

There has always been a strong connection between Brown-Wynne and the city of Raleigh. In 1868, Henry Brown assisted in the transfer of 267 confederate soldiers from the Rock Quarry Cemetery to what is now Oakwood Cemetery.

Henry Brown died in 1879, leaving care of the firm to his son, John W. Brown, who also became the first president of the North Carolina Funeral Directors' Association.

In 1915, Henry Brown's grandson, Fab Brown, began using motor-driven hearses for funerals. This pattern of continuous progress is a hallmark of the business, and continues today.

Brown-Wynne has grown along with Raleigh and the surrounding cities. The original building site was at the corner of Dawson and Morgan Streets. The home moved to the corner of Hargett and Salisbury in 1889, then in 1928 moved again to Hillsborough Street. In 1954, Robert W. Wynne, Jr. built a new home on the corner of St. Mary's and North Street. He also had the foresight to expand to Cary, in 1969, and the Millbrook community, in 1973. In 1991, Brown-Wynne proudly became part of Dignity Network, the largest network of funeral care providers in North America.

Our History at Mitchell Funeral Homes
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

Suzanne Whitehouse

August 24, 1929 - January 22, 2018

Suzanne Zeune Whitehouse, 88 of Raleigh, died Jan 22, 2018 at Rex Hospital. Suzanne was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on Aug 24, 1929. She retired from CP&L with 30 years of service, that she dearly loved.Suzanne was the most loving, supportive wife and mother; she was a compassionate and caring person to all, and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.She was preceded in death by per...
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Emily Grace Muth

July 6, 2011 - January 19, 2018


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Sarah Joyce McKinley

January 27, 1987 - January 19, 2018


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Daphne Adams Ashworth

November 27, 1932 - January 19, 2018

Daphne Adams Ashworth passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's, on Friday, January 19, 2018, with her husband, Ralph, by her side. Daphne was predeceased by her parents, T. Floyd and Pauline Adams; and her brothers, James, Rod, and Tom, and sister, Dahlia Lautares. Daphne was born on November 27, 1932 in Willow Springs, NC. She attended Women's College (UNC-G)...
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Marie Rose Tozzi

February 12, 1928 - January 18, 2018


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James Robert Beach

November 26, 1930 - January 18, 2018


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Rosalie Marie Gothard

May 4, 1933 - January 16, 2018


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Rachel Rachel Tucker

December 19, 1923 - January 16, 2018

Rachel Tucker, 94, of Cary, passed away peacefully leaving behind a legacy of love for family, faith, music, teaching, and sewing. She was dedicated to her church, First Baptist Church of Raleigh, volunteering for years in the church office and Clothing Ministry. For over 30 years, Rachel was an elementary school teacher at Cary Elementary and Briarcliff Elementary. She enjoyed giving piano...
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Albert Constantine SALIBA

March 17, 1924 - January 14, 2018


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Jo Ann McIver

June 28, 1940 - January 14, 2018

Jo Ann Howard McIver, 77, a long-time resident of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, January 14th, after fighting a long and courageous battle with complications due to rheumatoid arthritis. Jo Ann was born in Monroe, NC, but soon moved to Wagram, where she played on the basketball team and her father was the school principal. She often expressed fond memories of her childhood there, spending time with...
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Joyce L. Henderson

September 14, 1926 - January 9, 2018

Joyce L. Henderson, age 91, of Glenhope Court, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018.Mrs. Henderson was born in Nash County, NC on September 14, 1926. She was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Annie May Leonard. Mrs. Henderson was a lifelong member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Henderson Jr.Survivors include her sons, David...
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Dorothy Brisson Saunders

June 29, 1928 - January 9, 2018

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Isabel Britt Stephens

October 13, 1925 - January 8, 2018

Mrs. Isabel Britt Stephens, 92, passed away on January 8, 2018 at Sunrise of Cary. Born on October 13, 1925 in Candor, NC; she was the daughter of the late Burney and Elizabeth Pearl Britt and wife of the late Tommie Norris Stephens.She graduated from Cary High School in 1942 and went on to graduate from Meredith College. She enjoyed 42 years as a High School Chemistry teacher, beginning in...
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William Charles REYNOLDS

June 28, 1957 - January 7, 2018

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Harriett Bryan Beck

December 31, 1926 - January 7, 2018

Harriett Bryan Beck, age 91, of Searstone Drive, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Transitions LifeCare Hospice House.Born in Nash County, NC she was a daughter of the late Edward and Virginia Bryan. She was a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a member of DAR, and the Magna Carta. Mrs. Beck was also a member of the First Families of NC, Cary Garden Club, Cary Extensions and the Cary...
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Calvin Cecil Pope

July 19, 1951 - January 7, 2018

Calvin "Cecil" Pope, age 66, of Cedar Creek Drive, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his residence.Born in Dunn, NC he was the son of the late Calvin and Grace Noble Pope. Mr. Pope was a very talented musician and an extraordinary entertainer. He was the co-founder of Cary Clean Team, Inc. and was well respected as a business owner in the community. He will be greatly missed by his fellow...
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Karla Mae Jacobus

July 8, 1959 - January 6, 2018

Karla Mae Jacobus, aged 58, peacefully went to be with her Lord at her home in Cary, North Carolina, on January 6, 2018. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Karla graduated from East Grand Rapids High School (1977), graduated with honors from Duke University School of Nursing (BSN 1981) in Durham, North Carolina, and completed an MSN in Medical Surgical Nursing from the University of...
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Esther Louise Burdett

April 21, 1929 - January 6, 2018

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Jean Ketcham Wetmore

May 23, 1929 - January 3, 2018

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Florence M. Keller

July 22, 1925 - January 3, 2018

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Julia R. Hines

February 11, 1924 - January 2, 2018

Julia Reade Hines "Peggy", 93, born in Greenville, SC, February 11,1924, passed away January 2, 2018, in Cary, NC. The daughter of the late John Moore Reade and Julia MacArthur Reade was predeceasedby her brothers John and William Reade, and loving husband of 68years, John William Hines "Bill". She is survived by four children: John W. Hines, Jr. (Anne, H.), Thomas R. Hines (Inez, E.), Julia H....
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Brian Keith CONNORS

December 7, 1966 - January 1, 2018

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Marianne E. Blanke

June 29, 1953 - December 30, 2017

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Franklin E. Kreisher

June 18, 1920 - December 29, 2017

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Constance Jamison

October 21, 1939 - December 28, 2017

Constance Ackerman Jamison went to her eternal home on December 28.2017. She was a victim of Alzheimer's for many years. The family cared for her at home and she died peacefully without any pain. Born in New Jersey and raised in South America she attended Duke University School of Nursing and graduate from Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing. She is survived by Carol Randy Jamison, husband of...
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Gulabrao Shankar Bhalerao

January 10, 1954 - December 27, 2017

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Mary Penrose

January 17, 1923 - December 25, 2017

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Barry Bennett Cooper

September 22, 1938 - December 24, 2017

Barry Bennett Cooper passed away on Sunday, December 24th, 2017. Born on September 22nd, 1938 in Greensboro, NC, Barry was raised in Fayetteville, NC and was the son of the late Ellis Gilbert Cooper and Agnes Mae Bennett Cooper.Barry attended North Carolina State College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics in 1963. It was during that time that he met the love of his...
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Evelyn Barron Robinson

September 6, 1938 - December 23, 2017

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Charles Laurence Leroy FOSTER

October 20, 1933 - December 23, 2017

Cary Charles L. Foster, age 84, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at his residence.Born in San Diego, CA he was the son of the late Charles and Bernice Foster. Mr. Foster is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Roberta Foster.Survivors include his son, Wade Foster and his wife, Kathy; and his daughter, Roxanne Foshee and her husband, David.Service will be private.Online condolences...
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Jorg ROGOWSKI

May 4, 1960 - December 22, 2017

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Margaret Kosel PHILLIPPI

May 1, 1931 - December 21, 2017

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Joan Marie Chiklis

January 27, 1933 - December 21, 2017

Joan Marie DeSimone Chiklis, 84, died peacefully at her home with her family by her side after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Joan was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1933 to Felicia and Nicholas DeSimone who preceded her in death. She was the eldest of three children and is survived by her brothers Robert DeSimone and wife Patricia, and Richard DeSimone and wife Nancy. Joan is also...
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Robert William Eldridge

August 2, 1948 - December 19, 2017

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Neal Alan Furr

June 27, 1950 - December 17, 2017

Neal Alan Furr, 67, passed away at UNCRex in Raleigh, NC in December 17, 2017 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheri Garnett Furr of Raleigh, his Mother, Helen Houck Furr Smith of Chapel Hill, his brother Michael James Furr of Siler City, daughter Amanda Furr Jordan and her husband Jon Robert Jordan and three young grandchildren, Jackson Ryland Jordan, Eva Elizabeth...
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Louise Colman Hallisey

August 24, 1936 - December 17, 2017

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Stephen Ward Merritt

December 14, 1947 - December 17, 2017

Stephen Ward Merritt, 70, of Raleigh passed away Sunday, December 17th, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends.Steve was born December 14th, 1947 in Rose Hill, North Carolina. He graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington in 1966, earning the distinction of Eagle Scout during this time. Steve graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970.After one tour in...
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Catherine P. Dunbar

December 4, 1935 - December 16, 2017

Catherine P. Dunbar, of Raleigh, passed away at REX Hospital on December 16, 2017. She was born in New Hanover County December 4, 1935 a daughter of the late Borden and Gertie (Harts) Conway. Catherine loved to travel, collecting glass figures, gardening and most of all spending time with her great-grandchildren. Catherine was predeceased by her husband in 2008 Roger J. Dunbar, Sr, and her sister...
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Dorothy Ann Mathews Casino

December 14, 1918 - December 16, 2017

Dorothy Ann Mathews Casino, 99, of Cary, NC, passed away Dec. 16 at Jordan Oaks retirement community, Cary, of natural causes. She is survived by son Steven P. Mathews (Jo Ann) of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; daughter-in-law Carol Mathews of Cary; stepdaughter Shelley Cogswell (David) of Murphy, TX; stepson Mark Casino of Kankakee, IL; four grandchildren, Steven J. Mathews (Meghan) of Virginia Beach, VA...
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Donald Kalinowski

February 18, 1947 - December 16, 2017

Donald Kalinowski died December 16, 2017 after a yearlong battle with metastatic lung cancer. He was born in Rockville Centre, NY February 18, 1947, son of the late Chester and Ann (Hoban) Kalinowski. Served in US Army from 1965-1969 in the army security agency during the Vietnam era, Stationed in Peshawar, Pakistan and "SINOP", Northern Turkey as E-5 non-morse intercept specialist monitoring...
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Charles Eugene Branscomb

October 8, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Charles Eugene Branscomb, 90, loving husband, father and grandfather died Saturday, December 16, 2017, of complications from a gallbladder infection. Charles was born in Carroll County, Virginia, in 1927. He is survived by two daughters Debbie Branscomb (Rick Johnson) of Bethesda, MD, and Nancy Branscomb of Holly Springs, NC, son Chuck Branscomb (Tia) of Raleigh, NC, and 4 grandchildren: Kate...
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Thomas Jerome Stevens

June 15, 1940 - December 14, 2017


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Roxanne Elizabeth Allford

November 29, 1956 - December 9, 2017

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John Ramon Contrael

December 6, 1946 - December 9, 2017

John Ramon Contrael, Jr., 71, of Cary, died December 9, 2017 at The Covington in Raleigh. John was born December 6, 1946 in Butler County, PA to the late John Contrael Sr. and Effie Hillard Contrael. He was a graduate of Ford City High School and the Allegheny County Valley Hospital School. John attended LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S. in Business and received his master's degree...
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Janice Kay Sprink

November 30, 1940 - December 9, 2017

Janice Kay Sprink, 77, passed away on December 9, 2017. She was born on November 30, 1940 in Lancaster, New York to the late Kenneth and Florence Vaughan. Janice is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John "Jack" Sprink, daughter, Jill Putze and husband, Robert, sons; John Sprink, II and wife, Joy and Jeff Sprink and wife, Renee, brothers; Gerry Vaughan and Jim Vaughan, sisters; Carol...
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Ann Alice Weaver

September 9, 1922 - December 8, 2017

Ann Alice Weaver, 95, passed away on December 8, 2017. Ann was born in Connecticut on September 9, 1922 to the late Joseph Colella and Mary Colella.She is survived by her daughter, Judy Garrett and husband, Clark, son, David Weaver and wife, Jo, grandchildren; Jonathan Garrett and wife, Hillary, Jason Garrett and wife, Gretchen, and Seth Garrett and wife, Meredith, one great-grandchild, Isabelle...
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Barbara Mae Wadsworth Shea

March 1, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Barbara Wadsworth Shea, 90, of Cary, died December 7, 2017 at Oaks of Mayview in Raleigh. Barbara was born March 1, 1927 Metheun, MA. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and made friends where ever she went. She worked for the federal government with the National Center for Health Statistics for over 30 years. Barbara was a member of the Edith Chapter of the Eastern Star. ...
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Carol Ann Derosier

July 5, 1939 - December 6, 2017

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Emilie Mary Jones

February 13, 1924 - December 3, 2017

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Lorraine B. Burgess

September 20, 1944 - December 1, 2017

Lorraine B. Burgess, 73, of Cary passed away in Raleigh December 1, 2017. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida September 20, 1944 a daughter of the late Henry and Florence Bellavance. Lorraine was a loving mother. She will be remembered for her dependable nature, hardworking and beautiful spirit. Lorraine worked at Springmoor Retirement Center in Raleigh. She was predeceased by one brother,...
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Robert G. Hinkley

April 24, 1940 - November 29, 2017

Robin Hinkley, 77, departed this earthly life peacefully on November 29, 2017 at home in his cottage at the Woodland Terrace senior community in Cary, NC, with this wife, Gloria Hinkley, at his bedside. Physicians in the UNC healthcare system, including REX hospital, were unable to heal the progress of his heart disease. Robin was born in Gardiner, Maine. He met Gloria, the love of his life...
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Geoffrey Emil Wiggins

April 19, 1953 - November 29, 2017

Geoffrey Emil Wiggins, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend left this earthly life to be in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ on November 29, 2017. "Well done good and faithful servant."Geof was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late W. Frank Wiggins Jr. and late Lois J. Zurbuchan Wiggins on April 19, 1953. He later moved to Paris, Illinois where he was a member of the championship...
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Marguerite Duke Bunn

June 10, 1929 - November 29, 2017

Marguerite Duke Bunn, 88, passed away peacefully after a long illness on November 29, 2017. There will be a viewing at First Baptist Church in Cary on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 12:45- 1:45 pm. The funeral service will follow at 1:45. Officiating will be Dr. Chris Haire. Burial will follow at the Old Zebulon Cemetery. Marguerite was born June 10, 1929 in Zebulon to the late Willie Mansfield...
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Charles Robert Fisher

June 28, 1951 - November 29, 2017

Charles Robert Fisher of Cary passed away at his home November 29, 2017. He was born in Virginia June 28, 1951 a son of Robert Lee Fisher and Betty Katherine Mitchell. Bob loved many and was loved by many. Remembered for his sense of humor and strong foundational faith that never faltered. He was always kind and supportive to others and maintained those qualities throughout his courageous battle...
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William Thomas Pulz

January 22, 1960 - November 27, 2017

William Thomas Pulz, 57, of Cary, formerly of Coldenham, NY, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home in Cary. William was born January 22, 1960 in Newburgh, NY. He was employed as an engineering technician with CREE in Durham, NC. William met his wife at IBM East Fishkill, NY where he worked for many years prior to relocating to the warmer climate of North Carolina. William enjoyed sports...
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Paul Preston Viehman

August 20, 1935 - November 27, 2017

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Edward Beck

April 9, 1943 - November 24, 2017

Edward Beck, 74, of Apex, N.C., passed away on November 24, 2017. He was born on April 9, 1943 to the late Albert Joseph and Florence Klauss Beck in Philadelphia, PA. Edward graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1965 and obtained his Master's degree from Towson State University in 1972. Affectionately called Bear by family and friends, he began his teaching at Joppatowne Elementary and then...
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John Diedrich Blohm

August 30, 1937 - November 23, 2017

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Conchita Sylvia Karnavas

January 19, 1934 - November 22, 2017

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Maxine Blanchard Skaggs

March 3, 1936 - November 21, 2017

Maxine Blanchard Skaggs, of Cary passed away November 21, 2017 in Raleigh. She was born March 3, 1936 in Kilsyth, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Edward and Ethel (Wees) Blanchard.Maxine was a member of White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary. She enjoyed yard work and her flower garden. Maxine and Jack would travel to the beach and back to their home area of West Virginia, a time she...
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Millicent P. Sofley

May 17, 1935 - November 21, 2017

Millicent Parsons Sofley, 82, of Cary, NC passed away on November 21, 2017.Millicent was born on May 17, 1935 to the late Weldon Thomas and Fannie Belle Parsons. In addition to her parents, Millicent was preceded in death by her husband Carl and her brothers Tommy (Weldon Thomas Jr.) and Glen.She grew up in Charleston, SC, a place that remained dear to her heart. After graduating from Catawba...
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Nancy Hartsfield Aleksic

November 14, 1937 - November 19, 2017

Nancy Hartsfield Aleksic passed away on November 19, 2017 at her residence in Cary. She was born November 14, 1937 a daughter of the late Raymond Hartsfield and Sadie (Hansley) Hartsfield. Nancy was a graduate of Dickson High School in Holly Ridge, NC. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Alekis in 1984.Nancy leaves behind her two children, Rick Aleksic and Andrea Rheault, one granddaughter...
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Rosamond Critcher Sexton

September 13, 1924 - November 19, 2017

Rosamond Critcher Sexton of Raleigh, North Carolina moved to her Eternal Home with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, November 19, 2017.A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 26th, at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, North Carolina. The family will receive friends following the service in the Christian Life Center. Interment will be private for the...
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Sharon T. Brantley

June 24, 1966 - November 16, 2017

Sharon Tracy "Trena" Brantley, 51, passed away peacefully in her Raleigh home surrounded by her family on November 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with clear cell ovarian cancer. Sharon was born on June 24, 1966 in Raleigh to Mabel and Ray Brantley. She graduated from Southern Nash High School in 1984, Barton College in 1991 with a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature, and North...
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Westley John Williamson

March 17, 1927 - November 14, 2017

Westley J. Williamson, 90, of Cary passed away November 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Cornwall, NY a son of the late Kenneth Williamson and Margaretta Kinsley Williamson. Westley was a member of the US Navy serving in Korea and WWII. He was a past commander in the VFW post 692 and also past commander of the American Legion Post 151. He attended Orange County Community College and was...
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William Anthony Pate

August 22, 1942 - November 14, 2017

William Anthony Pate "Tony" born Aug 22 1942 in Lauringburg NCpassed away November 14, 2017 in Cary NC.He graduated high school in 1960 from Clinton High School in Clinton NC.Tony served in the US Army for three years including a tour in Vietnam where he received a purple heart. After his military service, he worked for many years with First Union National Bank as a loan officer. He became a...
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Thelma Arlene Ort

December 2, 1918 - November 11, 2017

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Anthony George Blando

February 29, 1936 - November 11, 2017

Dr. Anthony George Blando, 81, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away on November 11. He was born in 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri to parents Rose (Presta) and Giovanni Blando.He lived in Kansas City for over 60 years, and grew up among a large and loving Italian family. Dr. Blando attended Manual High School and graduated from the University of Kansas City (now UMKC). He obtained his medical...
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Amber Maxwell

December 31, 1980 - November 10, 2017

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John Hunter White

January 31, 1927 - November 10, 2017

John Hunter White January 31, 1927 - November 10, 2017John was born near Philadelphia and attended the Haverford School and earned a degree in English at Yale University.John served in the US Navy in World War II and the US Navy reserves and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant.He married Dorothy Ann Warren in 1950 and worked for IBM, a job which took them from New York to...
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Madeline White Melton

September 19, 1929 - November 10, 2017

Madeline White Melton, 88, of Holly Springs, NC, formerly of Poca, WV, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017, with her daughters at her side. She was born in Kentucky on September 19, 1929.She is survived by James Melton, her beloved husband of 66 years; her son, Dave Melton, and wife, Jean, and grandson, Evan of Sugar Grove, PA; her daughter, Helena, and husband, Mike Mazzella of Holly...
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Mabel Brunswick Boone

September 17, 1925 - November 7, 2017

Mabel Brunswick Boone, 92, of Cary, passed away on November 7, 2017. She was born on September 17, 1925 to the late Carl and Anna (Tracy) Brunswick in Milwaukee, WIMabel grew up in Seadrift, Texas. She met Ed, her husband of 63 years, in Madison, Wisconsin. They were married at Chanute Field, Illinois. Ed and Mabel later moved to Raleigh and then to Cary where they raised their three children....
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Paul Michael Spirovich

October 2, 1961 - November 6, 2017


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Samuel Henry Sugarman

January 30, 1928 - November 4, 2017

OBITUARY FOR SAMUEL HENRY SUGARMAN, November 3, 2017 Sam Sugarman was born in Patterson, NJ, on Jan. 30, 1928 to Frank and Rose Sugarman. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gloria, his sons Joel, and Neal, with daughter in laws Debbie and Denyce, all of whom live in the Raleigh, NC area , son Eliot of Orlando Fl, and four grandchildren, Sarah, 22, Lauren 21, Eric, 20 and Ryan, 19. Sam moved...
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Suresh Kumar Desu

June 2, 1976 - November 3, 2017

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Lily D. Lacson

September 21, 1923 - November 2, 2017

When I AM GoneWhen I am gone, release me - let me goI have so many things to see and do.You must not tie yourself to me with tearsBe happy that we had so many years I gave you love,You can only guess, how much you gave me in happiness.I thank you for the love each have shown,But for now it is time I traveled alone.So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,Then let your grief be comforted by...
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Polly Long Mulholland

April 27, 1926 - October 31, 2017

Polly Long Mulholland, 91, of Cary, NC passed away on October 31, 2017. She was born on a farm in Lincoln County, NC on April 27, 1926, the youngest of 14 children born to Oliver Forney Long and Ella Lippard Long. Polly was preceded in death by her parents, 12 of her siblings, her husband of almost 50 years, Floyd Mulholland, and her daughter, Veronica "Roni" Mulholland Fourie. She is survived...
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Frederica Joice DuMortier

July 29, 1935 - October 30, 2017

Frederica "Freddi" DuMortier, of Cary, passed away peacefully with her family present on October 30, 2017 at Wake Med Cary. Born July 29, 1935 in Franklin, NY, She was the daughter of the late Eva and Orville Hanson. Frederica graduated from Franklin Central School and Delhi Tech.Frederica is lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years of happiness, Robert "Bob" DuMortier. Freddi was a stay at...
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Robert G. Friar

August 1, 1928 - October 30, 2017

Robert "Bob" Graham Friar, 89, died on October 30, 2017. The family will receive visitors from 4-6PM on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 Southeast Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare.Born in Montmorenci, SC, he was the son of the late Nita and Jesse Friar. He was a graduate of Aiken High School and Clemson College....
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Donald Eugene Corwin

December 23, 1931 - October 30, 2017

Donald "Don" Eugene Corwin, 85 of Cary, NC passed away Oct. 30th at UNC/Rex Rehabilitation Center in Apex, NC.Don is survived by his loving wife Ann of 62 years. Son Todd (Marilyn) Corwin, Son David (Tracy) Corwin, Daughter Donna (Alvin) Reed, Brother Doyle (Joyce) Corwin, Grandchildren Eric Corwin, David (Elizabeth) Corwin, Christina Corwin, Jacob Reed, Rebekah Corwin , April Corwin, Jerry Reed,...
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Margaret White Sallenger

August 1, 1943 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Margaret White Sallenger

August 1, 1943 - October 29, 2017

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Bradley Dean Bowling

September 12, 1974 - October 26, 2017

Bradley Dean Bowling, 43, of Cary passed away October 26, 2017. He was born September 12, 1974 to Harold and Virgina Bowling in Burlington, NC. A graduate of Walter Williams High School, Class is '92, Bradley went on to receive a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a minor in Business Management from North Carolina State University. For the past 17 years, he was employed by Priest, Craven, and...
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Myles George Dolan

July 9, 1938 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Robert H. Chidester

September 13, 1926 - October 20, 2017

Robert (Bob) H. Chidester, a resident of Cary, NC passed to heaven's glory on Friday October 20, 2017. He was born September 13, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio to La Claire and Florence Teal Chidester. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanne, his beloved second wife Gladys, and by his parents. He is survived by four children from the first marriage, all who live in the Milwaukee, WI area: son...
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Willie B. Squire

June 8, 1936 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Zhi Ying Li

April 10, 1923 - October 20, 2017

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Gerald W. Layden

March 18, 1933 - October 19, 2017

On October 19, 2017, Gerald W. Layden, 84, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness. He was born March 18, 1933 to Reva and Herman Layden of Tyner, NC. Gerald attended Chowan County Schools graduating in 1951. He attended Business School before joining the Air Force serving four years, one year in Seoul, Korea during the war. After the service he joined First Citizens Bank in Raleigh. He...
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Beth A. Heidel

November 9, 1930 - October 18, 2017

Beth Ann (Paronto) Heidel of Cary, quietly passed away in her Carolina Preserve home from heart failure on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 with her loving husband of 52 years, Maurice (Duane) Heidel by her side. The youngest of five children of the late Edmond and Blanch Paronto, Beth was born on April 9, 1930 in Miltonville, KS, graduated in 1948 from Washington Senior High School (Salina, KS), was...
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Arnold Boyd Barefoot

December 6, 1955 - October 17, 2017

Dr. Arnold Boyd Barefoot Jr., 61, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully October 17, 2017. He was born December 6, 1955 to Arnold Boyd Barefoot Sr. and Elizabeth (Tew) Barefoot in Dunn, NC. In 1986, he was married to Terri (Weigle) Barefoot inPittsboro, NC. Together they had three sons.A graduate of Dunn High School, Class of'74, Dr. Barefoot went on to receive a B.S. in Chemistry from The...
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Mary Elizabeth McGlennon

April 20, 1922 - October 17, 2017

Mary Elizabeth O'Brien McGlennon, 95 years old, passed peacefully on October 17, 2017, at her home in Cary, North Carolina. Mary was the daughter of Dr. John D. O'Brien and Florence McCrea, and raised in Canton, OH. Mary graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ, in 1944. Mary's mother, Florence McCrea, had also attended the College of St. Elizabeth, where she was a good...
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Ruby Dennis Skinner

August 8, 1922 - October 16, 2017

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Sherie Ann Gross

March 27, 1959 - October 15, 2017

Sherie studied at American University in Washington D.C. and studied abroad at Aux En Provence, France and also her MBA from University of Phoenix. She worked as a project manager for DHHS. Sherie loved and valued her family and friends. She had a very special place in her heart for her niece Elle. Everyone knew her love for her cats and all animals. She loved water sports and biking. Sherie...
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Robert Christian Adams

January 21, 1971 - October 14, 2017

Robert "Chris" Christian Adams, 46, passed away on October 14, 2017.He is survived by his wife, Kelli Adams, daughter, Kathryn Adams, parents, Anderson and Susan Floyd, sister, Courtney Adams and husband, Spencer Noble, brother, Ryan Adams, step-sister, Mary Hamilton, and step-brother, Alexander Floyd.Chris could easily be spotted on the golf course, a game that he enjoyed immensely. He was a...
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Diane Marie Bonchonsky

October 26, 1947 - October 14, 2017

Diane Marie( Palladino ) Bonchonsky,69 , died Saturday October 14, 2017 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. She was born in Pottstown , Pa, the daughter of the late Frank A. and Estelle I. (Quercetti) Palladino. Diane was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Charlotte, N.C., and was a former member of St. Aloysius R.C.C. in Pottstown, Pa . Diane was a graduate of St.Pius X high...
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James William Whetston

December 8, 1934 - October 13, 2017

James "Jim" William Whetston, 82, of Cary, passed away on October 13, 2017 after a 6 year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born on December 8, 1934 to the late William Walter Whetston and Mary Laura (O'Connor) Whetston in Morton, Minnesota.Jim began his communications career in the Army on active duty where he received his initial training. He put his military time on hold while working...
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Kum Ae Kim

May 13, 1921 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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L. Raymond Camp

September 25, 1935 - October 12, 2017

L. Raymond Camp, 82, of Cary, NC passed away at home on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Ray grew up in Gibbon, Nebraska, the son of Leon and Edna Camp. He received a B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, an M.A. from Indiana University, and a PhD from Penn State University. Ray was a Professor in the Department of Communication at NCSU for 30 years and is the author and editor of...
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Patricia Doan

May 1, 1939 - October 10, 2017

Patricia Deaner Doan, 78, of Fuquay Varina, NC passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Atlantic City, NJ on May 1, 1939 to the late Alice and Lawrence Anderson of Southampton, PA.Patricia graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia, PA in 1956 and Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. In 1959, she married Robert...
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Francis Xavier Dunleavy

February 4, 1951 - October 10, 2017

Francis X. Dunleavy Jr., 66, of Cary, passed away on October 10, 2017. Born on February 4, 1951 to the late Francis X. Dunleavy Sr. and Mary (O'Keefe) Dunleavy. He attended Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA and graduated from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family and all sports. He loved watching his children play sports and attended all of...
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