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

John Kerwin Baumer

April 4, 1939 - April 21, 2017

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Robert James Nichols

October 5, 1983 - April 20, 2017

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Robert Leslie Layton

August 31, 1931 - April 18, 2017

Robert Leslie Layton, 85, of Apex died on April 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan F. Layton, his parents, Frank and Tennie Mae Layton, and two siblings. Robert attended Texas A&M and graduated with a bachelor's degree. Following his schooling, he joined the Army, and was stationed in Washington D.C. He made his career in marketing, holding many high positions with companies...
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Lee Dickerson Tankard

December 25, 1964 - April 18, 2017

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Mary Frances Johnson Shepherd

December 26, 1922 - April 17, 2017

Mary Frances Johnson Shepherd, 94, wife of the late Dorsey Smith Shepherd Jr., passed away in Sanford, NC on April 17, 2017.Mary is survived by two children, Gail Kwee and husband, Ben, and Dorsey Smith Shepherd III and wife, Peggy; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two grandchildren.Funeral services are being conducted by...
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Richard Joseph Chauvaux

December 30, 1934 - April 16, 2017

Richard "Dick" Joseph Chauvaux, 82, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Sunday April 16, 2017.Dick is survived by his beloved wife Hazel JoAnne of 63 years and his two children: daughter Karen Sue Chauvaux and son and daughter-in-law Kevin Richard Chauvaux and Karen A. Chauvaux. He is also survived by three brothers: Raymond Bernard Chauvaux of Columbus...
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Lawson Robert Almand

February 5, 1953 - April 16, 2017

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Margaret Carroll Wilkinson

November 20, 1947 - April 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Bertha Pleasants Daniel

November 25, 1915 - April 15, 2017

Bertha "Bertie" Pleasants Daniel passed away on April 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. A Cary native, she was the daughter of Alphius Harrison Pleasants and Ida Cook Pleasants. She graduated from Cary High School in 1932 as the valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at State College (now NCSU) and The Raleigh School of Commerce. She retired from the NC Highway Commission...
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Melba Strother Mitchell

October 10, 1926 - April 15, 2017

Melba Strother Mitchell, 90, of Raleigh died on April 15, 2017. She was born and raised in Wake County, NC to the late Frank and Lula Strother. Melba was the proud owner and operator of Melba's Country Kitchen in Cary for 22 years. Before that, she worked as a seamstress and in interior design. She was a very hard worker, and always remained very independent. Melba was an excellent cook, but she...
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Scott Byron Worden

November 14, 1971 - April 14, 2017

Scott B. Worden, age 45 died suddenly on April 14, 2017. Scott was born on November 14, 1971 in Binghamton, NY to Jack and Darlene Benjamin Worden III. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Dorothy and Byron Benjamin, paternal grandfather Henry J. Worden, Jr. and Uncle Gary R. Worden.Scott graduated from Chenango Forks High School and attended SUNY Broome Community College in...
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Thomas Dickson

April 24, 1936 - April 14, 2017

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

August 9, 1934 - April 14, 2017

Robert "Bob" A. Vaughn, 82, of Cary passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson 's disease. Bob worked for IBM as an Executive Director of Technology before taking an early retirement and moving to Raleigh with his wife to be near family. He was a member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary, where he served as a deacon and was involved in many things such as building projects....
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Sushila Desai

April 8, 1933 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Barry James Doyle

April 9, 1953 - April 14, 2017

Barry James Doyle, loving husband, father, brother and friend passed away on April 14, 2017. Barry was a man after God's heart and always made sure to take care of others. He was the founder and owner of Barry's Café in Cary, which opened in 1992 and continues to serve the community. Barry was also the founder of Feed the Firefighters Foundation, which has fed emergency personnel and first...
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Bonnie Buie Carter

May 28, 1925 - April 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Doreen Yates Duncan

February 11, 1929 - April 12, 2017

Doreen "Doe" Yates Duncan, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Raleigh, NC on 4/12/17 surrounded by the love of her family. She was born February 11, 1929 in Thorold, Ontario, Canada to Tom and Eleanor Yates. Doe moved to the US in the early 1950's, and made her home in Cary/Raleigh NC for more than 60 years. She retired from NC State University in 1992.Doe was an accomplished artist,...
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Alice Lilley Taylor

November 11, 1945 - April 11, 2017

Alice Lilley Taylor, 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 11th. She was predeceased by her son, David Taylor; parents, Hoyt and Hilda Lilley; and brother, David Lilley. Alice is survived by her husband, Christopher; daughter, Christy Bierema and her husband, David; and grandson, Stephen Lainhart.Alice graduated from UNC Pembroke and retired from NC Health and Human Services as a Budget Officer...
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Virginia R. Oakley

May 11, 1925 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Rudolf Joseph Salganik

June 12, 1923 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Arthur Richard Nowicki

September 23, 1931 - April 9, 2017

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Henry Ford Campbell

February 26, 1926 - April 9, 2017

Henry Ford Campbell, 91 of Raleigh passed away on Sunday, April 9. Born on February 26, 1926, he was preceded in death by his parents Connie and Lela Campbell; brothers, Raymond, Tommy, Carlton, and Connie, Jr. Campbell and sister, Virginia Harrison. Henry is survived by his wife Macy of 71 years; sons Donald (Belinda) Campbell and Rodney (Pam) Campbell; daughter, Sandra (Scott) Hansen; sister,...
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Irene Turner Dayberry

June 24, 1924 - April 7, 2017

Irene Dayberry, 92 passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles D. Dayberry. Irene is survived by her three sons Jerry, Kenneth and Michael Dayberry. She was a longtime member of the Swift Creek Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at 11:00 am at Swift Creek Baptist Church, 9300 Penny Road, Raleigh. Arrangements for the...
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David Wallace Enright

November 15, 1934 - April 7, 2017

David Wallace Enright, age 82 died on April 7, 2017 surrounded by his family. Wally was born on November 15, 1934 in Chicago, IL to the late Patrick and Alice David Enright.Wally is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Matkey) Enright, his four children Michael Enright, Colleen (Enright) Baker, Patrick Enright, Lisa (Enright) Luciano and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters...
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Kathleen Jordan Shepard

January 31, 1928 - April 6, 2017

Kathleen Jordan Shepard, 89, of Cary, NC passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Waltonwood Senior Living Community in Cary, NC. Born January 31, 1928 in Richwood, WV, to the late Lloyd Jordan and Esta Harris Jordan, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean S. Shepard and her siblings, Lloyd Garfield Jordan, Lulladean Jordan Craft and Thomas Cray Jordan. Kathleen worked for many years with...
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John Davisson Perry

August 1, 1933 - April 6, 2017

John Davisson Perry, 83 of Cary passed away on April 6th after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The family will have a private service and they ask for donations to be made to Transitions LifeCare transitionslifecareorg. The Perry family is under the care of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary. Online condolences may be...
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James Kenneth Frazier

June 1, 1924 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Scott Elliot Sutton

November 10, 1960 - April 5, 2017

Scott Elliot Sutton, 56 of Cary passed away on Wednesday, April 5th. Born on November 10, 1960, he is predeceased by his parents William L. and Florence L. Sutton and survived by his son, William and sister, Laura Thomas and her husband, Anthony J. Thomas.Scott retired from almost 30 years of work in the software and engineering industry.He enjoyed dancing, working in the wood shop, spending...
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Carolyn Ackerman Ingles

October 20, 1942 - April 4, 2017

Carolyn Ackerman Ingles went to be with the Lord on April 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at Wake Med Hospital in Cary surrounded by her family.Born on October 20, 1942 in Washington, Pennsylvania, Carolyn graduated from Trinity High School. Carolyn then moved to Huntington, West Virginia where she met and married her husband, Harrison Ingles in 1963. Carolyn...
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Gloria May Schwarz

May 2, 1926 - April 2, 2017

BornMay 2, 1926Chicago, IllinoisDiedApril 2, 2017Cary, North CarolinaMemorial ServiceBrown-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel200 SE Maynard RoadCary, North CarolinaSunday ~ April 9, 20174:00 pmThe family will greet friends following the service.
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Edna M. Long

August 15, 1920 - April 2, 2017

Edna M. Long, age 96, died Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2017 at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary. She was born August 15, 1920 in Warren County, NC the daughter of the late Henry Carroll and Jane (Limer) Montgomery. She is a graduate of Louisburg College and East Carolina Teachers College. On February 21, 1945 she married Mendall H. Long in Warrenton, NC. She was a school teacher for several...
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Carole Rosamond Bonney

April 2, 1936 - April 2, 2017

Carole Rosamond Bonney passed away on April, 2, 2017 which happened to be her 81st Birthday, after a long and difficult struggle with Alzheimers Disease. There is peace knowing she is once again healthy, happy, and whole again in heaven.Carole was a compassionate, loving and generous lady who made a difference in this world with her kindness and love. She was born April, 2, 1936 in Norfolk,...
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Thelma Elizabeth Zaytoun

December 20, 1920 - April 2, 2017

Thelma Elizabeth Knuckley ZaytounBorn December 20, 1920Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Volunteer, Best Friend"It's not where you live, but how." THANK YOU, GOD, FOR A "GREAT LIFE"**********************Thelma K. Zaytoun passed away peacefully at Rex Healthcare in the early morning hours of April 2, 2017. Thelma was 96 years "young." Her family will cherish the...
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Robert Edward Jenkins

July 2, 1929 - April 2, 2017

Robert Edward Jenkins passed away peacefully in his sleep at his apartment in Woodland Terrace Retirement Community on April 2, 2017. Bob was born in Morristown, NJ on July 2, 1929 to the late Harry and Pauline (Schwarz) Jenkins. He grew up in Denville, NJ, graduated from Mountain Lakes High School and then served honorably in the US Marine Corps and the US Navy. After his discharge, he attended...
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John Darragh Mitchell

June 29, 1957 - April 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Eunice Anita Kumorek

September 9, 1925 - March 30, 2017

Eunice A. Kumorek, age 91, of Cary, NC passed away peacefully, of natural causes, with family at her side on March 30, 2017 at 8:45 PM at Transitions Hospice Home in Raleigh, North Carolina.Born in Holyoke, MA, daughter of George Richard Bonneville and Hertha Evelyn Geissler-Bonneville, she was a graduate of South Hadley High School. She resided in South Hadley until moving to Dalton, MA in 1954...
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James Edward Abney

August 5, 1933 - March 30, 2017

James "Jim" Edward Abney, 83, of Raleigh died on March 30, 2017. Jim was born and raised in Alabama, the youngest of five children to his parents, the late John and Berta Abney. He began his career working for NASA in the space program in Huntsville, Alabama. Soon after, he began working at IBM. When the IBM location in Huntsville closed, he relocated with his family to Raleigh where he...
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Delores Carroll Cotten

August 29, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Delores was born to William and Beatrice Carroll on August 29, 1931 in Durham, NC. As an adult she worked at Muirhead Construction in Durham a few years and then went on to be the secretary at Northwoods Elementary School in Cary for 26 years.Delores married E.L.(Buck) Cotten, Jr. in November 1948 and were together until Buck's passing in January 1997.Delores enjoyed going to Emerald Isle for...
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Joyce Roberson Cooper

September 16, 1925 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Rhoda Ann Wildey

December 26, 1946 - March 25, 2017

Rhoda Ann Wildey, 70, of Dover, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2017. Rhoda is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Jack Wildey, her children, Esther King and husband Carlos, Sharon Calle and husband Leo, and Miriam Wildey and partner Steve; granddaughters Diamond King and Patience King, three sisters, Ella Howell, Beth Rein, and Margaret Thiel, and one brother Joe Rein,...
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Darline Gibson Conley

November 10, 1928 - March 24, 2017

DARLINE GIBSON CONLEYNov 10, 1928 - Mar 24, 2017On the afternoon of Mar 24, 2017, Darline Gibson Conley passed peacefully while in loving care of staff at Woodland Terrace, Cary, NC. Born Nov 10, 1928, in Wellsville, MO, Darline married J. D. Conley April 14, 1951. J.D.'s work took them from MO to PA to MI then to Fulton, MO, with many special, lifelong friendships formed along the way.The...
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Richard Michael Santino

May 7, 1944 - March 23, 2017

Richard Michael SantinoMay 07, 1944 - March 23, 2017Born in Boston to Alice "Gert" & Michael Santino, Rich, a loving husband, father of two, grandfather of three, a brother, and friend of many took his last breath surrounded by those who cherished him most.Graduating from Malden High '62 Bridgeton Academy '63, and Northeastern University, Rich met the love of his life Marie Mclellan...
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Jack Ervin Bryson

November 26, 1925 - March 23, 2017

Jack Ervin Bryson passed away peacefully March 23, 2017 at Transitions LifeCare Hospice Home with family by his side.Born November 26, 1925 Jack was the oldest of 5 children born to Mary Alice & Doyle Bryson in the Fairfield Community near Walhalla, SC.Jack is survived by his four children, Wanda Bryson Wells, husband Joe, sons Aaron and Stuart of Raleigh; Paul Bryson, wife Lisa Wallace, son...
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Robert Raymond Rose

June 11, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Robert Raymond Rose, 88, of Morrisville, NC, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Transitions Life Care Center in Raleigh, NC.Robert is survived by his 4 daughters, Amy (Glenn) True of Lucama, NC; Betsy (Ron) Lamay of Conway, SC; Kiki (James) Gill of Collegeville, PA; Ellie (Greg) Archer of Cary, NC; his sister Patricia Cohen of Jacksonville, FL; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren....
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William Glen Studt

March 6, 1933 - March 19, 2017

William Glen Studt, 84 passed away on Sunday, March 19th at Transitions Lifecare in Raleigh. Born on March 6, 1933 in Beloit, Wisconsin, William served in the US Navy followed by a 35 ½ year career with IBM as a Field Engineer and was a longtime member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary. He was predeceased by his parents Carl and Ruth (Osmond) Studt.William is survived by his wife of...
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Patty Lindley Warner

August 1, 1931 - March 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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James Norris Hamilton

September 9, 1927 - March 19, 2017

James N. (Jim) Hamilton, Sgt. Maj., U.S. Army, Ret. Passed away on Mar. 19, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Born on September 9, 1927 in Mercer Co. PA to Donald and Margaret Hamilton, one of seven children, preceded in death by brothers Bill, Jack and Joe and sisters Betty and Doris, survived by his youngest brother, Dick. He is also survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ruth A. (Helsel...
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Hazel Hayes Hatley

March 4, 1934 - March 18, 2017

Hazel Hayes Hatley, 83, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was born March 4, 1934 in Raleigh to the late Gurthan and Elizabeth Hayes. Hazel worked with AMP and Wake County Public Schools. Hazel is survived by her daughters, Rebecca White (Donald) of Benson and Brenda Johnson (Kenneth) of Knightdale; sister, Kay Branch of Apex; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a very special...
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Ray Gregory Smith

March 19, 1956 - March 17, 2017

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

April 18, 1924 - March 16, 2017

Francis Raymond Welles (Frank) died peacefully on March 16 at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, NC. Frank was born in New York City in 1924, the son of Paul Welles and Elizabeth Galt Welles. The fourth of five children, Frank grew up in Lexington, Virginia, where his father was a professor at VMI. He graduated from Episcopal HS in Alexandria, Virginia in 1942 and was drafted into the US Army...
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Eileen Scanlon Crafts

September 3, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Eileen Scanlon Crafts, of Cary, North Carolina (formerly of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Smithtown NY), passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 13, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Clifford. Loving mother of Kathy (Tim) Belair, Late John (Judy) Crafts, Peter (Lauren) Crafts, Kevin (Glenn) Crafts, Mark (Madelyn) Crafts, Tim (Denise) Crafts. Cherished grandmother of 10, and great...
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Charles Ray Pierce

July 14, 1945 - March 12, 2017

Charles Ray Pierce passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 following a brief illness. Charles, a lifetime Cary native was the youngest of 10 children. After working on the family's dairy farm on Kildaire Farm Road as a child, he served his country in the US Air Force serving overseas in Korea. After being honorably discharged he worked at IBM for over 30 years. After retirement he devoted his time to...
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Joseph Anthony Fernandez

April 2, 1932 - March 10, 2017

Joseph Anthony Fernandez passed away on March 10, 2017 at the age of 84. He was a long-time resident of Cary, NC. He was born April 2, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended high school of Art and design in NY. Joe retired from Oxford University Press.He loved his God and was an active member of St. Michael's the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary. He loved to paint, was very active at the senior...
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Richard Scott Robinson

June 5, 1926 - March 10, 2017

Our loving Dad, Richard S. (Dick) Robinson of Cary, North Carolina passed away in his sleep on March 10, 2017, at his beloved winter home at Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida. Born on June 5, 1926, he was 90 years old.Dick grew up in Irwin, Pennsylvania graduating from Norwin High School in 1944.After graduation, he enlisted and served his country during WWII in the United States Army Air Corp as a...
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Juan Ramon Martinez

November 23, 1939 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Ronald Hughes Vickery

June 24, 1937 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Sophie Elizabeth Blanton

August 6, 1930 - March 7, 2017

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Patricia Marie Boltin Basham

March 8, 1939 - March 4, 2017

Patricia Marie Boltin Basham, 78 of Cary, NC passed into heaven on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Rex Rehab and Nursing Care Center of Apex. Pat was born in Orangeburg, SC to Raymond and Agnes (Croft) Boltin. Pat graduated from North Charleston High School in 1957 and from Palm Beach College RN program in 1976. She enjoyed a successful and satisfying 25 year nursing Career at Rex Hospital in the...
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Howard Maxell Sandidge

May 10, 1936 - March 2, 2017

Howard M. Sandidge passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones in Cary, North Carolina on Thursday, March 2, at the age of 80. Howard is survived by his wife Jannie Sandidge of Cary, North Carolina; and his children Steven Sandidge and his wife Kelly of Fort Worth, Texas; Janna Fisler and her husband Brian, and Stacey Sandidge of Cary, North Carolina. He is also survived by his grandchildren...
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Beverly Jean Wright

January 13, 1927 - February 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Jerry Atwell Dry

May 31, 1949 - February 28, 2017

Jerry Atwell Dry, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, 67, of Cary died on February 28, 2017. Jerry was a native to the area, being born in Lexington, NC and raised in Durham, NC. He graduated from Southern High School, and went on to attend vocational schools for Electrical Engineering and Business Management. After school, Jerry opened his own TV repair shop. He went on to begin a 15+ year...
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Robert Lee Harless

December 27, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Robert "Bob" Lee Harless, age 83 died on February 28, 2017 at home. Bob was born on December 27, 1933 in West Virginia to the late Ray and Edna Midkiff Harless.He was in the US Army from 1953 to 1956. He served in Company B, 42nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 2nd Armored Division from 1953 to 1956.Bob was a chemist employed by the Environmental Protection Agency. He enjoyed fishing, travelling...
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Nellie Lytvinenko

August 16, 1953 - February 27, 2017

Nellie Lytvinenko passed away on Monday February 27 2017, at home in the arms of her husband surrounded by her children.A celebration of life service for Nellie will be held at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) at 409 West Martin street in downtown Raleigh, March 26, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Contemporary Art Museum...
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Suong Ngoc Bui

June 12, 1924 - February 27, 2017

Suong Ngoc Bui, 92, died on February 27, 2017. She was born in Vietnam and resided in Cary, North Carolina. Suong was a devoted Buddhist all of her life, having a Buddhist given name of Quang Tuyet. She was a teacher and then principal at the Do Chieu Elementary School in VietnamSuong is survived by her four children and their families, son, Hon Tran and wife, Son Chu and grandson Don Hoa Tran;...
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Lynn Elizabeth McCleneghen

December 24, 1960 - February 27, 2017

Lynn Elizabeth McCleneghen, 56, of Cary passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2017.Lynn was born on December 24, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of George E. and Linda Pearson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and had a passion for the outdoors. She was on the Board of the North Carolina Landscape Contractors and a Bible Study leader at...
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Mary Elizabeth Robbins Johnson

August 11, 1914 - February 26, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Robbins Johnson died on Sunday, February 26th at the age of 102. She was born on August 11, 1914 in China Grove, NC, the oldest daughter, and fourth of six children of the Reverend Henry Haywood Robbins and Mrs. Mary Reinhardt Correll Robbins. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Burt Powers Johnson. She is survived by her children; Dr. Burt P. Johnson, Jr. of Wilmington, NC...
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Jerry Scott Watson

June 28, 1945 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Jack William Stewart

September 2, 1934 - February 24, 2017

Jack William Stewart, age 82 died on February 24, 2017 at his home. Jack was born on September 2, 1934 to the late Jack and Alma Stewart.Jack graduated high school in Munfordville, KY and later graduated from Western Kentucky State College. He served in the US Navy for 3 years as an Aviation Electronics Technician, and was awarded The Good Conduct Medal and The National Defense Service Medal....
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Jeffrey Lloyd Kraushaar

September 6, 1952 - February 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Virginia Lee Platt

February 27, 1960 - February 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Patricia Copeman Stubenrauch

January 31, 1937 - February 20, 2017

On February 20, 2017, Patricia Copeman Stubenrauch was called home by our loving God the Father. Her husband and two daughters were with her, at the time.Pat was born on January 31, 1937 in Queens, New York City. Upon graduating High School in 1954, Pat took a secretarial position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Manhattan. After an exciting 4 year career there, she wed Ed...
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Nancy Carolyn Callaway

October 22, 1930 - February 20, 2017

Nancy Williams Callaway, age 86, completed her adventure through the circle of life on February 20, 2017. The adventure began in Davenport, Iowa born to parents Wayne and Carolyn Williams in 1930, but she spent her formative years in Belleville, Illinois which she considered her home town. She attended Duke University while in her late teens and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from UNC-G...
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Margaret Caroline Liebelt

July 12, 1928 - February 18, 2017

Margaret Caroline Liebelt, 88, of Raleigh died on February 18, 2017. A visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM, on Thursday, February 23, 2017, with a funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Interment will take place in Tacoma, Washington. Condolences may be made online at www.BrownWynneCary.com
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Francis Harold Smith

May 3, 1918 - February 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Beverly Ada Nortonen

December 12, 1923 - February 16, 2017

Beverly A. Nortonen passed away on February 16, 2017 in Cary, NC, at the age of 93.Our mother was a beautiful woman, a gentle, kind, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved family and was a true homebody. Her love affair with her husband, George, was a storybook romance of 66 years, setting an example for us all.A prolific doll collector, she loved working doll shows and negotiating to...
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Jean Haley Stanfield

November 22, 1924 - February 15, 2017

Jean Haley Stanfield, 92 passed away February 15, 2017. She was born on November 22, 1924 in Cary, NC to Walter Clarence and Bessie Seymour Haley.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carl Elias Stanfield.Jean attended Duke and Kings Business College and pursued a career in business ownership. Jean is survived by her children, a son Walter Stanfield, two daughters...
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James Thomas Harward

December 23, 1946 - February 14, 2017

James Thomas Harward, 70, of Raleigh, died on February 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Beth Harward and his parents, J.C. and Lucille Harward. Thomas was a hard worker, volunteering as a fireman for 22 years while also making a living as a dairy farmer and working with heavy machinery in construction grading. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his 4 wheeler on the farm,...
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James Perry Curl

April 24, 1935 - February 13, 2017

James (Jim) Perry Curl, 81, of Cary passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2017. He was born on April 24, 1935 in Granville County to the late Mary Perry Curl and James Pegram Curl.Jim worked for the North Carolina National Guard as an Instrument Repair Technician, and retired with 40 years of service. Jim exhibited an incredible sense of humor. He loved his family, neighbors, working outside, and...
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Jarett Charles Brigham

June 7, 1985 - February 12, 2017

Jarett Charles Brigham. We named him Jarett just because we liked the name and Charles after his grandfather. His sunrise was June 7, 1985 at 11:47 PM and his sunset was February 12, 2017 at 2:20 PM. He was welcomed into this life by mom, dad and his big brother, Jason. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, mom, Willa and dad, Ronald, his brother Jason (Dubai), his son Jeremih Rudolph Brigham,...
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Bill Ronnie Kirkpatrick

September 1, 1928 - February 12, 2017

Bill Ronnie Kirkpatrick, age 88, died peacefully in the arms of his daughter on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Irene Messrah Kirkpatrick, sons- Steve Kirkpatrick (Deborah), John Kirkpatrick (Pilar), daughter- Debbie Radcliff (Connell), grandchildren- Elizabeth Petree (Austin), Michael Kirkpatrick (Brittany), James Kirkpatrick, Corey Radcliff, Cathlene...
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Jonlyn Galloway Wilkins

September 30, 1966 - February 10, 2017

Jonlyn Galloway Wilkins passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 due to an extended illness. She was at home surrounded by family, friends, and love when she peacefully passed. Jonlyn was born in Brevard, N.C. on September 30, 1966. She graduated from Brevard High School in 1984 and went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she graduated with honors and earned a...
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Edward Linus O'Sullivan

November 7, 1969 - February 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Ralph Bacon Payne

April 9, 1931 - February 7, 2017

Ralph Bacon Payne, Jr., 85, of Cary, died on February 7, 2017. Ralph is survived by his wife, Audrey Marge Payne; children, Ellen Payne Calos, and her husband Perry, and Charles Henry Payne, and his wife, Kaye; and two grandsons, Charles Henry Payne, Jr., and Andrew James Payne, and his wife, JJ Joyce Baylosis-Payne. He was preceded in death by his brother, Stuart Payne. After working forty years...
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Elaine White Gilbert

January 3, 1948 - February 5, 2017

Elaine White Gilbert, 69, passed away, surrounded by her family, after a long and brave battle against cancer on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Elaine was born January 3, 1948 to William Robinette White and Ida Pauline Bell White in Statesville, NC. A graduate of Statesville High School, she attended Coker College in Hartsville, SC on academic scholarship. Generous and exceedingly kind, Elaine was a...
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Joanne P. Schiltz

January 21, 1930 - February 3, 2017

Joanne "Johnnie" Schiltz, born January 21, 1930, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 with her loved ones by her side.Johnnie was the daughter of the late Garland and Eunice (Orndoff) Potts, of Wilmington, DE. She was also predeceased by her husband of 62 years, P.Charles Schiltz and her sister, Jeanne (Potts)Goldey, of Allentown, PA. Johnnie was loved by all, especially her daughters,...
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Susanne Ferrandino

September 9, 1953 - February 3, 2017

Susanne Ferrandino of Cary passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. She was born on September 9, 1953 in Queens, New York and is predeceased by her parents Louis Ferrandino and Rose Santaniello Ferrandino and sister-in-law Mary Gibbs.Susanne is survived by her beloved husband, Dennis Gibbs; daughters, Brianna and Kira Anderson; granddaughter, Avery Jury; sisters,...
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Sandra Spier Scrivner

October 5, 1939 - February 1, 2017

Sandra Spier Scrivner, 77, of Cary, NC passed away on February 1, 2017. No formal services will be scheduled. Sandi was able to have a final celebration with her family and closest friends in her final days, just as she wanted. Sandi was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and later settled in Cary, North Carolina. She was impeccably organized and an undeniable...
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Delores Ann Walker Langley

May 19, 1950 - January 31, 2017

Delores Ann Walker Langley, 66, of Cary, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.Delores was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She met and married David "Bill" Langley and raised their children in nearby Cary. She was a devoted wife and has cared for Bill religiously these past three years. She brought love and joy to each person she met and will be dearly missed...
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Petra Gomez Green

April 29, 1935 - January 31, 2017

Petra Gomez Green, 81, is resting in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Pat was born in Laredo, TX to the late Jose M. Gomez and Martina Medina Gomez. After growing up in San Antonio, TX, Pat earned a Licensed Practical Nurse degree and was a nurse in her...
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Sarah Lauren Williams

November 30, 1982 - January 30, 2017

Sarah "Lauren" Ware Williams, 34, of Raleigh, formerly of Cary and Boone, N.C., passed away peacefully on Monday, January 30, 2017. Lauren was born in Rome, GA; and grew up in Cary, where she was a graduate of Apex High School. Her life was marked by a love for the arts as she studied Art History and Printmaking at Appalachian State University, then Culinary Arts at Wake Technical...
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Norma Marie Hutson

August 28, 1929 - January 29, 2017

CARY-Norma Marie Richards Hutson, age 87 passed to be with her Lord and Savior at Cary Health and Rehab on January 29, 2017 after extended illness. Norma was born on August 28, 1929 in Florence, Alabama to the late James Franklin 'Frank' and Maggie Lou Dorminey Richards. She had one brother, Jennings Phipps Richards.'Normarie', as she was known by her close relatives, moved to Miami, Florida as...
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Constance Brooks Cross

November 17, 1927 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Constance Boyd Cross

November 17, 1927 - January 28, 2017

Constance (Connie) Boyd Cross passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Cary, NC. She was born on November 17, 1927 in Ashland, Ohio to Sidney and Georgia (Gillogly) Boyd. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1945 and from Muskingum College (now Muskingum University, New Concord, OH) in 1949 as a speech and communications major. She married Harry J. Cross, also of Ashland, OH in 1949...
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Harry A. Heuts

March 9, 1924 - January 22, 2017

Henricus "Harry" Alidus Heuts, 92, formerly of Sanford, passed away on January 22, 2017 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh following a brief illness. Born on March 9, 1924 in Amsterdam; Harry was the son of the late Piet and Gertruida Jacobs Heuts. He was drawn to the sea at an early age, attended the Maritime Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands completing a degree in Master Shipping and Transport. Upon...
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Betty Jean Fogleman Medlin

February 25, 1935 - January 21, 2017

Betty Jean Fogleman Medlin, born February 25, 1935, to Floyd Glenn Fogleman and Nellie Gray Wilson, in Durham, NC, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, January 21, 2017. She is survived by her husband James H. Medlin, Jr. of Apex, NC; her son Gregory Moore Proctor and his wife Brenda Lynn Proctor and their two sons Dalton Moore Proctor and Jordan Moore Proctor, of Jensen...
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Gail Robinson McLean

November 18, 1949 - January 17, 2017

Gail Robinson McLean, 67, of Raleigh, NC, lost her courageous battle with cancer on January 17, 2017. The daughter of Benjamin Oliver and Sarah Parker Blue Robinson, Gail graduated from Fayetteville High School (NC) in 1968. That same year, Gail proudly participated in the Miss North Carolina Pageant as Miss Fayetteville. She graduated from East Carolina University in 1971 with a Bachelor's...
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Lewis Clinton Hawes

June 8, 1919 - January 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Mary Phyllis Norwood

December 11, 1952 - January 16, 2017

Mary "Phyllis" Williamson Norwood, of Cary, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017.Phyllis was born on December 11, 1952 to John William "Red" Williamson, son of Charlie Williamson and Allie Shaw Williamson of Duplin County and Emily Brendle Williamson, daughter of John and Martha Brendle of Yadkin County. She was raised in Yadkinville, North Carolina. She was a loving mother and...
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Harold Graham Shook

April 25, 1920 - January 16, 2017

Col. (Ret.) Harold Graham Shook,96, passed away on January 16, 2017. Hal began to realize his childhood dream of flying when, on his 21st birthday, he entered flight training for the Army Air Corp. He graduated just days after Pearl Harbor and remained in the states as an instructor pilot, further sharpening his flying skills. He was a career Air Force pilot and commander. As the D-Day invasion...
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Matthew David Stone

June 25, 1979 - January 14, 2017

Matthew Stone, 37, of Cary, formerly of Manchester, NH, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly after a short yet beautiful life. Matt was a caring, compassionate young man who would take care of his friends and family before himself. He was extremely caring, giving, and kind.Matthew was born on June 25, 1979 to David Allan and Mary Lou (Jenkins) Stone in Manchester, NH. Matthew spent his childhood...
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