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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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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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Eileen E. Franza

January 25, 1948 - February 26, 2017

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

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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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Emilia Piedad Ysidron

August 1, 1921 - January 13, 2017

Emilia Ysidron died peacefully Friday afternoon January 13th at Pruitt health of Raleigh at the age of 95. Emilia was married to Ricardo Ysidron in 1940 in Tampa, Florida. They had two sons. After Ricardo passed away she came to live with her sons in Cary, NC in 1989. Survivors include sons Robert Ysidron and wife Cheryl of Cary and Ruben Ysidron and wife Bonnie of Cary; Four grandchildren, 12...
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Douglas Michael Kelly

June 28, 1946 - January 11, 2017

Douglas Michael Kelly, Sr, 70, of Cary, NC passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was born in New Bern, NC on June 28, 1946 to Joseph and Margaret Highsmith Kelly. Doug was a 1964 graduate of Rose High School in Greenville, NC. He married his high school sweetheart, Gail Gardner, on June 25, 1965. In addition to Gail, he is survived by son Mike (Valerie) Kelly, daughter Christy Kelly,...
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Robert William Barnard

October 2, 1934 - January 8, 2017

CARY-Robert W. Barnard, 82, of Cary, NC died Sunday January 8, 2017 due to complications from Alzheimer's.Bob was drafted in 1957 and served in Germany with the US Army. After discharge he started working for Pacific Bell and retired with 40 years of service.Bob and his wife Valorie moved from Bonita, CA after 37 years to Cary, NC to be close to family. They regularly attended Peace Presbyterian...
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Frank Albert Dubé

June 6, 1933 - January 7, 2017

Frank Albert Dubé, age 83 died on January 7, 2017 at the Hock Family Pavilion. Frank was born on June 6, 1933 in Van Buren, ME to the late Albert and Mariette Godbout Dubé.He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy, his six children & spouses, Suzanne & Bill Clark, Nicole, Larry, Charles, Danielle & Eddie Renken and J.P. & Emilee and 19 grandchildren.Frank...
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Joe Dan Gardner

June 21, 1933 - January 6, 2017

Joe Dan Gardner, age 83 died on January 6, 2017.He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Dixie); daughter Nancy Kenney and husband Jon; two grandchildren Rachel and Stephen; sisters Betty Mullen and Jerrie Presley and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and long-time friends.A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Raleigh Memorial Park, Mausoleum Chapel....
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Mary Cornelia Broome Mize

January 14, 1926 - January 5, 2017

Mary Cornelia Broome Mize, age 90, passed away in Cary, NC on January 5, 2017. Cornelia was born on January 14, 1926 to Henry and Alma Smith Broome. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Mize and her grandson, Alan Mize.She grew up in Aurora, NC and later married Paul L. Mize, Jr. of Bonner Springs, Kansas. During their 64 years of marriage they relocated to...
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Jordan Benson Russ

February 22, 1986 - January 4, 2017

Jordan Benson Russ, 30, of Cary, passed away on January 4th, 2017.Jordan was born on February 22nd, 1986, in Pensacola, FL, to Samuel Scott and Tammy Lynn Benson Russ. He was a forward thinking, passionate, creative young man that developed into an entrepreneurial spirit. Jordan was an "idea " person, who could envision turning his dreams into reality. He designed a tattoo that was on his back...
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Robert J. Arnold

September 27, 1938 - January 4, 2017

Robert Jay Arnold (Bob), 78, of Cary, NC, passed away from kidney failure on January 4th, 2017 at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC.Bob was born on September 27th, 1938, to the late Jay and Ethel Arnold. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from St. Ignatius High School. Later he attended Xavier University and University of Detroit, graduating with a master's degree.From an early age, Bob loved...
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Nicholas Jerome Montuori

July 7, 1927 - January 3, 2017

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice of Durham at 3414 N. Duke Street, Suite 201 Durham, NC 27704.Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Fioretta Marie Scolaro Klebbe

November 13, 1929 - January 2, 2017

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

April 6, 1935 - January 1, 2017

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

March 2, 1987 - December 30, 2016

Scott passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 30, 2016. He was born on March 2, 1987 in San Rafael, California. He attended Sun Valley Elementary School in San Rafael and Davis Drive Elementary and Middle Schools in Cary after moving to North Carolina in 1994. He graduated from Green Hope High School and attended Appalachian State University. Scott was a gentle soul who played piano...
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Kelly Alexander Thompson

September 5, 1973 - December 29, 2016

Kelly Alexander Thompson, 43, of Cary, passed away on December 29, 2016. He was born on September 5, 1973 in Greensboro, NC to William and Charlotte McGinty Thompson. Kelly was preceded in death by his mother Charlotte. Kelly and Kristin Rooney married in May 2014. Surviving are Kristin Rooney and his father William "Bill" Thompson.A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January...
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Billie Jean Haney

November 12, 1922 - December 24, 2016

Billie Jean Haney, 94, died on Saturday, December 24th in Morrisville, NC. Mrs. Haney was born on November 12, 1922 in Berwyn, OK to Charles and Betty Gillespie. She was predeceased in 1987 by her husband of 47 years, RJ Haney. Mrs. Haney lived her adult life in Oklahoma City and worked for the McKesson Drug Company for 40 years. She is survived by her sister, Charlene Harvey, of Wichita Falls,...
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John Joseph Sen

January 16, 1920 - December 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Paul Lawrence Fourie

January 17, 1947 - December 22, 2016

Paul Lawrence Fourie, 69, lifelong resident of the Cary area, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was a dedicated son, loyal brother, loving father, doting grandfather, and well-respected Realtor.Paul graduated from Cary High School in 1965 and North Carolina State University in 1969. He began a career in sales which very briefly took him to Tennessee. Paul's...
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Donald Edward Boesch

October 23, 1930 - December 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Jonathan P. Stein

April 25, 1935 - December 21, 2016

Reverend Jonathan P. Stein was called home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2016 at the age of 81 years, 7 months. Pastor Stein served his Savior for 56 years as an ordained Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastor shepherding congregations in Michigan, Nebraska and Missouri. He then accepted the position as the first ever campus Chaplain in the 167-year history of Concordia Seminary in...
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James Harmon Byrd

March 12, 1933 - December 20, 2016

James Harmon Byrd, 83, of Cary, passed away from illness on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. He was surrounded in love by his family at his time of passing.A Service of Worship will be held at 11am Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Apex United Methodist Church, 100 South Hughes Street, in Apex, NC. Pastor Tim Catlett and Mr. Byrd's grandson Daniel Northrup will conduct the service. The family will...
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William David Perkinson

July 31, 1939 - December 20, 2016

William David Perkinson died peacefully at his home in Cary on Dec. 20, 2016, surrounded by his beloved family. He was an exemplary son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, neighbor, community member and blessed the lives of his family and friends. David was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., on July 31, 1939, to William Horace and Lora Gladys (Myrick) Perkinson. He graduated from Norlina...
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Betsy Jo Zuccarello Freeman

March 26, 1940 - December 19, 2016

Betsy Jo Freeman, of Raleigh NC, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 19th, 2016.Betsy Jo was born on March 26th, 1940 in Shadyside, Ohio to the late Charles Paul and Frances May Zuccarello (Brooks). In 1958 she graduated from Bellaire High School in Ohio and went on to Baldwin-Wallace College, where she and Ralph Freeman met and later married on August 28, 1960....
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David Royal Buchanan

March 28, 1934 - December 18, 2016

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

November 9, 1926 - December 18, 2016

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

May 7, 1953 - December 18, 2016

Katherine Stewart Rickard, 63, of Cary, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at her home in Cary. Katherine was born May 7, 1953 in New Bern, NC to late Ferdinand and Carrie Lee Dennis Stewart. She was a graduate Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Katherine was a member of White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary. Katherine is survived by her husband of 42 years, Micah Eugene Rickard; son, Jason...
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Pearl Heacox Burt

October 18, 1926 - December 17, 2016

Pearl Heacox Burt, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed from this life after ninety years of sharing love, generosity and optimism to all who knew her. Funeral services will be on Thursday, December 22nd at 1:00 pm at Longview Baptist Church, 2308 New Hope Road in Raleigh. The visitation with the family will precede the service, starting at 12:00 noon. Pearl was born...
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Frederick Paul Nagle

July 11, 1934 - December 14, 2016

Frederick Paul "Woody" Nagle, 82, of Chapel Hill, NC died peacefully at his home December 14, 2016 surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.Fred was born July 11, 1934 of humble beginnings in Boston, MA to Helen Carey Nagle and Thomas William Nagle. As a teenager he worked a variety of jobs including delivering eggs, soda jerk, and stacking books...
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Karel Jaroslav Husa

August 7, 1921 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Bryan G. Frahm

January 9, 1949 - December 13, 2016

Bryan G. Frahm, lover of life and laughter, of family and friends, left us too soon on December 13th, 2016.Born in Lansing, MI, on January 9th, 1949 to Barbara and Arthur Frahm, Bryan graduated from Sexton High School and studied construction management at Michigan State University. As a young man, his adventurous personality guided him to seek rewarding opportunities. His gift of gab on a...
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Ruth Elaine Guild Rought

November 30, 1949 - December 13, 2016

Ruth Elaine Guild Rought, 67, of Cary, N.C., passed away on Dec. 13, 2016. By her own admission, she lived a wonderful life. She was born on Nov. 30, 1949, in Yerington, Nev., to the late William H. and Carole E. Guild. She grew up on a ranch, high in the desert mountains by Pyramid Lake, outside of Reno, Nev., where she learned to love wide open spaces with cattle and wild horses. From the west,...
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Herbert Singh

April 11, 1937 - December 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Helena Gloria Cincotta Montano

June 17, 1925 - December 13, 2016

Helen C. Montano, 91, of Cary, NC, formerly a 66 year resident of Eatontown, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Helen was born in Ridgefield Park, NJ to Antonio and Concetta (Bann) Cincotta. She was employed as a pricing specialist at Electronic Associates in West Long Branch, NJ, retiring in 1985 after 34 years of service. She was a graduate of Ridgefield Park High...
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Thomas Joseph Meaders

May 12, 1944 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Michele Kennington Williams

January 8, 1965 - December 9, 2016

Michele Kennington Williams, 51, of Cary, passed away on December 9th, 2016.Michele was born on January 8th, 1965 in Lancaster, SC. She was a beloved Kindergarten teacher at Timber Drive Elementary School in Garner. She was a loving, devoted mother who would do anything for those she cared about.Michele is survived by her daughter, Allison Patricia Williams; her parents, Patricia and Robert Greer...
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Frances Youngquist

May 17, 1929 - December 9, 2016

Frances Youngquist, age 87, died Friday, December 9th at her home in Cary. Born in Paint Rock, Texas in 1929, Frances pursued a variety of interests with great passion. Whether singing on the radio with her sisters, creating beautifully crocheted dolls and ornaments, playing first chair cello in the San Angelo Orchestra, earning numerous medals in tennis at the Senior Games, painting beautiful...
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Jean Pope Everett

April 7, 1924 - December 8, 2016

Jean Pope Everett, 92, of Cary, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Rex Nursing and Care Center of Apex. Jean was born on April 7, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Leo and Margaret Webb Pope. She was raised in the upper peninsula of Michigan and later moved and spent most of her life in Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Everett; sisters, Ann Little, Lottie Aho...
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M. Loomis Kurlak

November 1, 1924 - December 7, 2016

M. Loomis (Fetzer) Kurlak, 92, a resident at Waltonwood in Cary, NC, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Transitions Life Care Hospice in Cary. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and lived in the Coraopolis area and, for the last 35 years, lived in Cary, NC. Her working years included clerical and administrative positions at US Airlines and the Dravo Corporation. After moving to Cary as...
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Ralph Irvin Daehnke

June 16, 1923 - November 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, North Carolina.
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Matthew Ryan Oberst

January 3, 1974 - November 27, 2016

Matthew Ryan Oberst died peacefuly in his home on November 27, 2016 in Cary, NC. He was 42. Matt was born on January 3, 1974 in Omaha, NE. He is survived by his children, John and Annabelle, parents Matthew and Nancy, Omaha, NE and brothers and sisters-in-law, Justin and Mackenzie Oberst, Washington, DC and Conor Oberst and Corina Figueroa of Omaha, NE.Matt was a long-time teacher at Sterling...
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Janet Lee Morton

July 25, 1948 - November 25, 2016

Janet Lee Morton, 68, of Cary, NC, passed away on November 25, 2016. Janet was a nurse practitioner and worked as a parish nurse at Union Baptist Church in Durham, NC. Janet was born on July 25, 1948, in St. Paul, MN, to the late Herbert Charles Morton and Doris Liebenberg Morton. Janet attended the University of Wisconsin and received a PhD at North Carolina State University.Janet is survived by...
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Austen Connor Becker

September 16, 1992 - November 24, 2016

Austen Connor Becker, 24, of Cary, passed away on November 24th, 2016. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was the light of his family's life. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, at 11:00 am, at Hope Community Church in Raleigh.
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Stanley A. Bauder

March 9, 1929 - November 24, 2016

Stanley A. Bauder, 87, has gone to that big fishing lake in the sky. He left us on Thursday, Nov. 24, following a brief illness -- steadfast to the last in his good humor, his grace, and his fidelity to our country.Stan was preceded in death by his wife, Frances. Surviving him are his son, Lawrence; his daughters, Lorraine, Mary, Margaret, and Kathy; his sister, Barbara; a coterie of nephews,...
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Raymond John Kuss

March 18, 1966 - November 22, 2016

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