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

Elizabeth S. CARTER

February 16, 1935 - May 25, 2017

Elizabeth S. Carter went home to her Lord on May 25, 2017.She was born February 16, 1935 in Ansonville, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Ila Simmons Ballard and T.C. Ballard.After raising her four children, Elizabeth went to work for K-Mart. After retiring from there as a Pharmacy Technician, she took the same position with Kerr Drug until her retirement.Elizabeth became known as Mema to...
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Hong Chang Baker

May 1, 1970 - May 25, 2017

Hong Chang Baker, 47, of Apex passed away at her home on May 25, 2017. She was born in Beijing, China a daughter of Zhenwei and Rongzhen Chang.Hong moved to the US in June of 2000 and married James Brent Baker on August 5, 2000. She graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, May 9, 2003 with a Masters of Business Administration with Distinction.January 24, 2006 Hong gave birth to her...
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Catherine Anne Loth

May 19, 1943 - May 24, 2017

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Kenith Rogerson

September 18, 1928 - May 23, 2017

Kenith "Billy" Rogerson, 88, of Cary, NC died on May 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Helen Rogerson and his brother, Rudolph Rogerson. Billy proudly served our country in the United States Navy after high school. He went on to attend and graduate with a degree from East Carolina University. He worked for over thirty years in the Insurance Services Office before his...
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Eleanor Gertrude Blohm

April 17, 1941 - May 22, 2017

Eleanor Gertude Blohm, 76, of Cary entered into rest on May 22, 2017. Eleanor was born March 17th, 1941 in New York City and moved to Cary, NC in 1979. She loved her family, enjoyed camping with her children at Kerr Lake, cooking, and also traveling with her husband. Eleanor is survived by her mother, Emma Voigt, husband John Blohm, son Gary Blohm (Claire), daughter Janet Bradley (Mike), daughter...
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Artistide Vittorio Ostinelli

May 2, 1943 - May 21, 2017

Ari Ostinelli died May 21, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Como Italy to Luigi and Eligia Ostinelli. After graduating from university in Bergamo he joined the Italian Air Force. Later he joined IBM where he worked as a programmer for many years. He later joined Bed Bath and Beyond in their programming department. He is survived by his loving wife Janet, daughter and son in law Terry...
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Jesse Thomas Durham

February 22, 1931 - May 20, 2017

Mr. Jesse Thomas Durham, 86, died peacefully Saturday, May 20, 2017, at his home.A private graveside service will be held on Saturday May 27 at Bethel Cemetery in Wadesboro, NC with Rev. Davi Trotti officiating. The family will gather around noon at Bob and Lisa Blalock's house at 405 West Wade Street, Wadesboro, NC to celebrate Jesse's life. Jesse was born February 22, 1931, in Summertown, TN....
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Darlene Marie Mindock

February 6, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Darlene Marie Mindock, 88, of Cary, NC passed away on May 20, 2017. She was previously a long-time resident of Oglesby, IL. Her husband John Mindock and her daughters Gloria and Kelli were by her side.Darlene was born in Oglesby in 1929. She was an artist and owner of J & D Rare Books. Darlene was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Apex, NC and formerly of Holy Family Parish in...
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Iva Lea Santry

July 14, 1924 - May 15, 2017

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Joan Louise Wolcott

April 10, 1938 - May 14, 2017

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Minnette Harkrider Carter

June 16, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Minnette Carter passed away May 14th comfortably and quietly to join her Creator and her husband. Minnette was born June 16, 1927 in Marshall, Texas to Mike Harkrider and Ruth Whaley Harkrider. In high school Minnette was a majorette, a talent and energy she later channeled into her adult passions. While at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA, she joined Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and met the love...
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Terence Edward Brest

March 15, 1946 - May 13, 2017

On the morning of May 13, 2017, Terry Brest, age 71, passed peacefully to Heaven to be reunited with his parents, Mary Bishop Brest and Edward Louis Brest, as well as his brother, Christopher Brest Bishop."A Wonderful Man" Terry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Regina "Gina" Miller Brest and two loving daughters, Jennifer Brest (Dave) and Kimberly Ledbetter (Joel). Terry's three grandchildren...
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Susan Marie Brummitt Roth

July 19, 1944 - May 12, 2017

Susan Marie Brummitt Roth, age 72, died peacefully at her home in Cary, NC on May 12, 2017. She was surrounded by many of her family. She was born in Denver, CO to Leroy David Brummitt, a career U.S. Army officer, and Mary Adeline Brummitt, born O'Connor. She spent her entire life travelling all over the world, first as an Army dependent, and then as the wife of a career Marine Corps officer. She...
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Catherine Gardner Regan

August 21, 1959 - May 11, 2017

Catherine Fay Gardner Regan passed away on May 11, 2017. Cathy was born on August 21, 1959 in Roswell, New Mexico to Earl and Louise Gardner.She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family deeply and especially her husband, Jay. She dedicated her career to Chesapeake Regional Hospital where she loyally served them nearly 40 years. She served in many...
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Donald Francis Mertz

May 31, 1936 - May 10, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10th, with my head on his chest, I heard the final beat of Don's heart. And felt mine break. Don was not "the love of my life" - He was the "ONLY love of my life". As big hearted in spirit as he was, after almost four months of hospitalizations and rehab facilities, his oft-repaired heart and lungs were no longer able to sustain his larger-than-life persona. Since January, my ...
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Lucinda Belle Roberts

October 21, 1942 - May 9, 2017

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William Dean Leggitt

October 31, 1934 - May 5, 2017

William "Bill" Dean Leggitt, 82, of Raleigh, died on May 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae and Emmitt Leggitt; and sisters Elsie Faber and Ellen Leggitt.Bill was a retired Certified Public Accountant, having worked in Iowa and Wisconsin. He moved to the Raleigh area almost five years ago to be closer to his daughter and her family. Bill loved doing anything outdoors: walking,...
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Patricia Davidson Whiteford

October 18, 1926 - May 5, 2017

Patricia Davidson Whiteford, 90, passed away on May 5, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. She was born October 18, 1926 in Washington, DC. Survivors include her husband, Thomas C. Whiteford, 4 daughters: Anne W. Kelly, Katharine W. Schneider, Margaret W. Townsend, and Mary W. Morgan; 3 sons-in-law: John F. Kelly, David A. Schneider, and James A.C. Townsend; 9 grandchildren: Patrick, Brendan, and Brigid Kelly;...
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Eleanor Mildred Dey

September 28, 1917 - May 1, 2017

ELEANOR M. DEY Born September 28, 1917 in South Amboy, NJ Died May 1, 2017 (age 99) at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh, NC From childhood, Eleanor suffered from fainting spells and fairly early from arthritis pain. Over time she had many severe illnesses, falls and surgeries, but weathered them all. Eventually, she received the 1st of 4 pacemakers, each lasting about 9 years. They changed her life,...
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Richard Charles Morauer

October 22, 1951 - April 30, 2017

Richard Charles Morauer, Jr., age 65, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 peacefully at his home. Born on October 22, 1951 in Washington D.C. he was the son of the late Richard C. Morauer and Jeanne T. Morauer. Richard was a resident of Cary for 12 years. Richard founded and is managing member of Pegasus Resources, LLC, based in Cary North Carolina. Pegasus is involved...
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Florence Louise Juliana

March 26, 1918 - April 30, 2017

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Amy Lovell Stiles

November 13, 1955 - April 30, 2017

Amy Sue Lovell Stiles of Raleigh, NC passed away on April 30, 2017 at the age of 61. She was born in Knoxville, TN on November 13, 1955. Amy graduated from Carter High School in 1973 and from the University Of Tennessee School Of Radiologic Technology in 1975, then worked in that field for 5 years. In 1984, she completed her BA in Accounting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and moved...
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Leonard Nadel

September 20, 1924 - April 30, 2017

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Sergio Arturo Noziglia

December 7, 1950 - April 29, 2017

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Sergio Arturo Noziglia

December 7, 1950 - April 29, 2017

Papi, "Jehová mismo lo sustento sobre un diván de enfermedad, ciertamente cambió toda su cama durante su enfermedad.Jehová lo llamara y usted mismo responderá. Jehová siente anhelo por las obras de sus manos. Pronto Jehová limpiara toda lagrimas de nuestros ojos y la muerte no será más, ni existirá ya mas lamento, ni clamor, ni dolor. Las...
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Dorothy Lewis Poole

August 18, 1945 - April 29, 2017

Dorothy Pearl "Dot" Poole, 71, passed away peacefully at Transitions LifeCare on April 29, 2017 after a 7 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer and lung cancer. Dot was born on August 18, 1945 in Wake County to William Holt Lewis and Dollye Britt Lewis. She was a graduate of Cary High School.Dot is survived by her husband of 34 years, Kenneth "Ken" Poole of the home; daughter, Lisa Rogers...
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Elwood Marlin McAllister

April 5, 1925 - April 29, 2017

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Nicholas Joseph Borrello

December 13, 1934 - April 28, 2017

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Jeffrey Louis Worth

May 25, 1943 - April 28, 2017

Jeffrey Louis Worth, 73, passed away peacefully in his home after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer after having survived mantle cell lymphoma and a stem cell implant. Jeff was born in London, England, to George W. Worth and Maud Salt Worth on May 25, 1943. He came to America at the age of 18 months aboard the Queen Mary. Jeff served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Newport News prior to...
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John Wilson

January 28, 1957 - April 27, 2017

John Kevin Wilson, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away suddenly on April 27, 2017 at age 60. Kevin was born on January 28, 1957 in Thomasville, NC to Furman Charles Wilson and Ruth Heim Wilson. Kevin graduated from Cary High School and attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC where he met his wife Azita. He worked as a software programmer for 25 years at...
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John Kevin Wilson

January 28, 1957 - April 27, 2017

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Thomas Matthew Breslin

December 28, 1955 - April 27, 2017

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Mary-Jo Barnes Scott

November 13, 1955 - April 27, 2017

Mary-Jo is known for consecrating her life to bettering lives, selflessly putting all others before her. She is known for making a lasting first impression, fulfilling all with joy. She made her impact on one encounter and on a constant basis, easily "gabbing" with a sales clerk for 5-10 minutes on end. She is known for her thick and animated Staten Island accent that never faded - even after...
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Marsha Ann Connelly

December 17, 1937 - April 23, 2017

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Mary Jane Fisler

April 20, 1927 - April 21, 2017

Mary Jane Stewart Fisler passed away the early evening of April 21, 2017, a day following the celebration of her 90th birthday, at Glenaire Retirement Community. She was born April 20, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Edna Barth and Millard Fillmore Leslie Stewart, Sr. Beginning her college education at Penn State University, she married the late Chester Alexander Fisler...
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John Kerwin Baumer

April 4, 1939 - April 21, 2017

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Robert James Nichols

October 5, 1983 - April 20, 2017

Robert James Nichols passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson and friend. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and was fiercely Canadian his whole life, in spite of living in the United States for most of it. He and his family lived in Tokyo, Japan, for 3 years during his childhood, which helped to foster a lifelong passion for international cultures and...
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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, two siblings, and son Thomas D. Layton.Robert attended Texas A&M where graduated with a bachelor's degree. Following college, he joined the Army, and was stationed in Washington D.C. He made his career in marketing, holding many top level...
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Lee Dickerson Tankard

December 25, 1964 - April 18, 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rudolf Joseph Salganik

June 12, 1923 - April 10, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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