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 Obituaries

Carolyn Mayo Holloway

July 30, 1939 - March 20, 2017

Carolyn Mayo Holloway, 77, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on March 20, 2017. She was born July 24, 1939 in New Bern, NC to the late Oris Edwin and Mae Mayo Holloway.She graduated from UNC Nursing School and ECU College of Nursing. Having received 4 graduate degrees, she was an avid learner. She received Honor Society of Nursing and Great 100 Nurses accolades. She worked as a Director at Rex...
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Vernon Oswald Harris

March 1, 1945 - March 20, 2017

Vernon Oswald Harris, Jr. passed away on March 20, 2017. He was born March 1, 1945 and grew up in Washington, NC. Vernon graduated from NC State with both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering. Since 2002, he worked at the USDA Rural Development Office as a State Engineer. Vernon served in the United States Army, including service in Vietnam as a Combat Engineer. Vernon was a...
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Mozella Catherine Spivey Witte

May 14, 1919 - March 18, 2017

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Peter Isaac Leonard

November 20, 1935 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Andrew John Campbell

December 23, 1928 - March 16, 2017

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Shuk Ying Siew

April 12, 1920 - March 14, 2017

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Billy Glen Watson

August 20, 1933 - March 14, 2017

Billy Glen Watson, 83, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on March 14, 2017 at Wake Medical Center.Billy was born in Kenly, NC on August 20, 1933 to the late Roland Baxter and Dixie Virginia Balance Watson. He was married for 56 years to the late Phyllis Gwen Godwin Watson. He graduated from Kenly High School. He retired from AT&T in 1986 and AFL in 2010. He is part of the Telephone Pioneers. He...
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Edward H. Klein

April 1, 1925 - March 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Lorraine Marie Pratt Gelo

April 23, 1946 - March 11, 2017

Lorraine Marie Pratt Gelo, age 70, died peacefully on March 11, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and her faithful rescue dog Duke as she entered into the eternal kingdom of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Tim 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Lorraine was born on April 23, 1946 in...
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Gerald Hoppe Brueggeman

February 5, 1933 - March 9, 2017

Gerald Hoppe "Jerry" Brueggeman, born February 5th, 1933 passed away March 9th, 2017. Jerry, a native of Cherokee, Iowa, was the son of Walter Edward and Ella Louise (née Hoppe) Brueggeman. He graduated from Ocheyeden High School, along with fifteen other students, in May 1951. That fall after graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and after boot camp, and was stationed at...
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Rhoda Joy Rosenstock Weiss

May 19, 1933 - March 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Cu Gia Phung

December 28, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Services will be held at Brown-Wynne (Millbrook) Funeral Home, 1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC. Visitation on Saturday, March 11 6-9pm with a service to follow on Sunday, March 12 8-11am.
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Beulah Pipes Peek

August 23, 1912 - March 4, 2017

Beulah Pipes Peek, 104, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017, at her home. She was born on August 23, 1912 in Peachtree, NC, beloved daughter of J.C. Pipes and Bessie Gregory Pipes.Her first college experience was at Asheville Normal and Teacher's College. She then became a teacher. Years later, she received her BA degree from East Carolina University. She retired from Wake County Public...
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Susan Rae Levy

December 12, 1952 - March 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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John Churchill Gorham

October 1, 1946 - March 2, 2017

John Churchill Gorham, Jr., 70, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on March 2, 2017. He was born October 1, 1946 in Washington, NC to John Churchill Gorham, Sr. and Edna Ross Gorham.John is survived by his wife, Sandra Evans Gorham; daughters, Merideth Gorham and Salllie Barber (Stephen); and brother, Steve Gorham (Sandra Cochran).The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at...
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Ellis Britt Taylor

August 1, 1959 - March 2, 2017

Ellis Britt "Butch" Taylor, Jr., 57, of Raleigh, NC, passed away at home unexpectedly Thursday, March 2, 2017. Butch was born August 1, 1959 in Sanford, NC. He was a Field Operations Senior Manager at Forerunner Technologies. The majority of his working career was spent in technology supervision in the telecommunications industry. He was honorably discharged from the US Coast Guard, serving 3...
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James A. Hunter

June 18, 1938 - February 28, 2017

James A. Hunter, 78, of Knightdale, NC, formerly of Angier, NC, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 18, 1938 in Kentucky. He is the husband of Beth Hunter. Jim was employed with Best Distributing for the past 17 years.A memorial service will be held 3pm Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E....
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Samuel Benton Jernigan

August 4, 1935 - February 28, 2017

Reverend Samuel Benton "Ben" Jernigan, Jr., age 81 years, of Hampstead passed peaceably from this earth to his heavenly home on February 28, 2017. He was born in Spartanburg, SC to the late S. Ben Jernigan and Naomi Grace Raney Jernigan. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Brush Jernigan, and his sister Ruth Marie Jernigan Brush. He is survived by his daughter Rene' Jernigan...
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Vyrettie W. Sherron

May 18, 1937 - February 27, 2017

Vyrettie W. Sherron, 79, died February 27, 2017 at Duke Raleigh Hospital.Vyrettie was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Sherron. She is survived by her children, Jerry Sherron (Anne), Timothy Sherron (Teresa), Gail Allen (Tim), and Robbie Sherron; grandchildren, Jerry, Emily, Duncan, Chani, Cody, Anthony, and Michael; great grandson, Zoen; and sister, Janet Williams.The family will receive...
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William Holt Lewis

May 29, 1934 - February 27, 2017

William Holt "Bill" Lewis, Jr., 82, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at home after a brief illness. Bill was born May 29, 1934 to William Holt Lewis and Dollye Britt Lewis. He was a graduate of Hugh Morson High School. He fulfilled a lifetime dream by following in his father and uncle's footsteps becoming a Marine.Bill was an avid sports fan. He loved the Tarheels, pulling for them all the...
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Vyrettie Honeycutt Wrench Sherron

May 18, 1937 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Artie Pearson Miller

February 28, 1940 - February 26, 2017

Artie Pearson Miller, 76, died February 26, 2017 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest.The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by a short service. Following the service, the family will receive guests, and appetizers will be served.Artie was born in Dale, TX on her parents' farm...
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Percy Arents Ford

September 6, 1941 - February 26, 2017

Percy "Pat" Ford (September 6, 1941 February 26, 2017)Pat died at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Pat is now resting in the arms of Jesus after a battle with leukemia!Born in Richmond, VA, Pat enjoyed his exceptionally loving family and a vocation of over 40 years with IBM. He was preceded in death by his father Percy Arents and mother Virginia Caroline Ford of Richmond, VA. He is survived by his wife of...
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Nell Hamilton Ward

October 2, 1933 - February 24, 2017

Nell Roberta Hamilton Ward, born on October 2, 1933 in Durham, NC to Marion Davis Hamilton, and Richard Charles Hamilton, passed peacefully on Friday, February 24. She is preceded in death by her all time love of her life, Howard Sherron Ward. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Richard Charles Hamilton Jr, and her sister, Connie Hamilton Holzbach.She is survived by her children; Bebe ...
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Susan Eileen Holley

April 27, 1952 - February 23, 2017

Mrs. Susan Eileen McCandless Holley, 64, of Raleigh, NC, and previously Jamestown, NewYork, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday February 23, 2017 at Rex Hospital. Shewas a devoted daughter, wife, mother, nana, coworker, and friend.Affectionately known as "Sue" to all her friends and family. She dedicated her life to the Nursingprofession, and retired from Rex Rehabilitation Center in...
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Joel Michael Rado

April 18, 1947 - February 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Stanley Joseph Terrill

October 9, 1926 - February 22, 2017

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Philip Keith Lupo

September 22, 1954 - February 21, 2017

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Matthew David Cook

July 5, 1959 - February 20, 2017

On February 20, Matthew David Cook was lifted into the loving arms of his heavenly Father after a nearly five-month battle against a rare autoimmune disease. He was surrounded by his wife and daughters. Matt will be remembered as a loving husband, supportive father, compassionate friend, and kind and generous man.Matt is survived by his best friend and wife of 30 years, Holly; daughters Colleen...
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Kay Kay Nipper

June 6, 1954 - February 18, 2017

Kay Nipper, 62, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017. Kay was born in Raleigh, NC on June 6, 1954 to John B. Nipper Sr. and Grace M. Daughtery. She graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh and worked at St. Augustine's University in the Finance Department. Kay was a die-hard Barry Manilow fan, a "Barry Girl", who saw Barry perform at many different venues. She travelled...
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John Wesley Munns

January 23, 1960 - February 16, 2017

John Wesley "Wes" Munns II, 57, passed away February 16, 2017. Wes was born in Raleigh on January 23, 1960 to John Wesley Munns and Margaret Ann Ellen Munns.In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Ellen Hatfield of Macon, GA; nephew, Chris Andrakin of Macon, GA; niece, Katherine Andrakin of Duluth, GA; grand niece and nephews, Alivia Flexon, Branden Andrakin, and...
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John V. Eidson

October 26, 1924 - February 16, 2017

John V. and Lillian S. Eidson, have passed away. John V. Eidson died February 16, 2017. He was born October 26, 1924. Lillian S. Eidson died February 23, 2016. She was born September 21, 1925. Graveside services for John and Lillian will be held in Winston-Salem at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM. They are survived by their children, Susan E. Seastrunk (Cliff) and...
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Alexander L. Zubarev

March 2, 1943 - February 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Agnes Byrum Perry

September 8, 1937 - February 8, 2017

Agnes Byrum Perry, 79, went to be with Jesus on February 8, 2017 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on September 8, 1937 in Ahoskie, NC to A.T. Byrum Sr. and Nettie Byrum.Agnes was a NC State Employee for 45 years, 37 of those years were spent with the NC General Assembly. She received the Governor's Long Leaf Pine Award. Agnes enjoyed playing bridge and growing plants and...
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Alice Mahaffey Bell

November 15, 1931 - February 8, 2017

Alice M. Bell died Wednesday, February 8, 2017. She was born in North Wilkesboro, NC on November 15, 1931 to Zedric Mahaffey and Eda Lou Pope Mahaffey.The family will receive friends from 11am-1pm on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC. Graveside services will follow at 2pm in Durham, NC at Maplewood Cemetery.She is survived by sons,...
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Claude Edward Caldwell

October 25, 1918 - February 8, 2017

Claude Caldwell died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 8, 2017 in Raleigh, NC at the age of 98.Claude is survived by his wife Mary; children Claudia DeMarco(Bill), Lamar Caldwell (Sandra), Weston Caldwell (Rhonda), Beth Porter (Bill) and Nancy Butler (Richard), two sisters - Martha Power and Barbara Perrow; seven grandchildren - Ben, Olivia, Kate, Alex, Austin, Andy, and...
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Evelyn Holland Greenberg

January 5, 1929 - February 7, 2017

Evelyn Holland Greenberg (Tidball), 88, passed away February 7, 2017. She was born on January 5, 1929, to Edward and Katherine Marcus Holland in Brooklyn, NY. She lived in Ellenville, NY, for 35 years, and then moved to Raleigh, NC. Evelyn enjoyed traveling, especially to NY to see her grandchildren, dining out, and collecting stuffed bears. In her later years, she loved sitting on her front...
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Ronald Lee Garland

March 10, 1947 - February 5, 2017

Ronald Lee Garland of Raleigh died Sunday, February 5, 2017, of complications due to Parkinson's. Ron was born on March 10, 1947, in Hartsville, SC to Hubert and Betty (deceased) Garland. Ron spent most of his youth in Tampa, FL on the water fishing and soaking up sunshine. After time in the Air Force, he met Rebecca Jo Bass of Dunn. The couple, married 41 years, enjoyed rock climbing in Scotland...
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Barbara Nancy Torgersen

November 13, 1926 - February 1, 2017

Barbara Nancy Torgersen passed away on February 1, 2017 after a short illness. She is survived by her son Grayson Torgersen, her daughter Karen Tewell, son-in-law, Daryl Tewell, along with her granddaughter, Nancy Shultz, and grandson Ivan Tewell.Barbara grew up in Phoebus, VA (which became part of Hampton, VA), graduated from Hampton High School, and subsequently worked at the Army Base Fort...
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Ethel Patricia De Flavio Buduo

October 6, 1919 - January 31, 2017

Ethel Patricia De Flavio Buduo, 97, died on January 31, 2017, at Transitions LifeCare - Dunlap Center Hospice Home in Raleigh, NC, with her family surrounding her. Ethel was born October 6, 1919, to Congetta and David DeFlavio in Shrewsbury, MA. Her father named her after the legendary movie star, Ethel Barrymore. She graduated from Commerce High School Worcester, MA in 1939. She was the...
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Natalie Podolsky Sherman

July 3, 1932 - January 31, 2017

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Martha Opaline Jones

October 17, 1931 - January 28, 2017

Martha Opaline Jones, 85, passed away peacefully at Elmcroft of Northridge on Saturday, January 28, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Opaline was born on October 17, 1931 in Copperhill, TN to Ezra D. Owens and Eula Bell Stockton Owens. She was one of eight children. She grew up in Cookeville, TN and graduated from Cookeville High School.Opaline married the love of her life,...
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David Carroll Bradshaw

February 9, 1969 - January 27, 2017

David Carroll "Hammy" Bradshaw, 47, passed away at home on January 27, 2017.A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Knightdale, 7312 Forestville Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.David enjoyed playing poker, watching Dallas Cowboys football and spending time with friends and family. He was a fun-loving guy who...
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Mary Anne Creech McIntire

November 29, 1947 - January 27, 2017

Raleigh - Mary Anne McIntire, age 69, passed away on January 27th, 2017 at her home in Raleigh following a battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 5, 2017 in the chapel of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on Millbrook Road with a reception following.Mrs. McIntire was born Mary Anne Creech on November 29, 1947 in High Point, NC., where she was raised by a loving...
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Etta Lou Simpkins Kimbrell

August 5, 1933 - January 27, 2017

Mrs. Etta Lou Simpkins Kimbrell, 83, of Raleigh, NC, was promoted to Heaven on January 27, 2017, at Ahoskie House in Ahoskie, NC, where she spent the last year of her life.Mrs. Kimbrell was born August 5, 1933, in Wake County to the late David W. Simpkins and Juanita S. Stephenson of Raleigh. She graduated from Cary High School after which she became a Certified Professional Secretary. She...
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Lena Mae Strickland Lewis

August 11, 1925 - January 25, 2017

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Olga Hores Palka

October 22, 1925 - January 24, 2017

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Carole Ann Dunlap Tarbox

March 19, 1944 - January 24, 2017

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John Francis Bradley

October 6, 1931 - January 24, 2017

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Joanne Dodson Cates

July 13, 1942 - January 23, 2017

Joanne Dodson Cates, 74, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. She was born in Ringgold, VA on July 13, 1942 to Jr. and Thelma Dodson. Joanne was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church. Her favorite past time was spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Carla Marrero, Joey Neal, and Sherri Reeves and their spouses, Roy Marrero, Laura Neal, and Mike Reeves; 7 grandchildren,...
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Susan Kay Rollins Tennant

September 1, 1955 - January 22, 2017

In the early hours on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at her home in Raleigh, North Carolina, Susan succumbed to her fight with ovarian cancer with her family by her side. She was 61 years old. Susan was born on September 1, 1955 in Springdale, Arkansas. She was the second child and first daughter to Lorene and Tom Rollins. Susan spent her childhood in Springdale with a loving family. She was an avid...
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James Augustus Propst

December 16, 1942 - January 20, 2017

James Augustus Propst, 74, was called to Heaven on Friday morning, January 20, 2017. Jim, as he preferred, was born December 16, 1942 in Morganton, North Carolina to Pearl and Henessee Propst. His passing came after a brief battle with throat and lung cancer.Jim was raised primarily by his mother as he lost his father at the early age of two. His father died in 1944 from wounds received in the...
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Mary Bridget Flanagan

August 22, 1918 - January 15, 2017

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Max Ray Williams

April 18, 1934 - January 15, 2017

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Jerard Lustig

August 23, 1944 - January 13, 2017

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Rene Keever

December 28, 1964 - January 11, 2017

Rene "Cathy" Catherine Keever was born in Huntsville, Alabama on December 28, 1964. She claimed Raleigh, North Carolina as her home. Cathy was a spitfire and full of adventure! After graduating from Sanderson High School in 1983, she owned a pizza parlor, drove a school bus, worked at the NC State Fair, and completed her bachelor's in accounting at Meredith College. Recently, she was...
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Ephraim Schecter

June 17, 1955 - January 7, 2017

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Robert Louis Fuerst

July 22, 1948 - January 6, 2017

Robert Louis Fuerst of Raleigh passed on January 6, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 22, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest son of Lila Dale Rosenbloom Fuerst and Herbert Fuerst. He moved to Rocky Mount as an infant and grew up there. He graduated with a B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill in 1969, after only 3 years of study. During that year he also met his wife, Claudia, also a...
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Sarah Truitt Kirby

April 26, 1934 - January 2, 2017

Sarah Truitt Kirby (Sally), of 2423 Springmoor Circle, Raleigh, died suddenly on January 2, 2017. Sally was born on April 26, 1934 in Hamilton, Ohio, the only child of John Kenton Truitt and Mary Brown Truitt.Sally is predeceased by ex-husband James Robert Kirby (Jim), survived by her daughter Elizabeth (Beth) K. Hartley (Chuck), her grandson Robert James Bear, her granddaughter Sarah Bear...
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Norma Krier

January 20, 1931 - January 1, 2017

Norma Krier, 85, passed away on January 1, 2017. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh, and an avid bridge player and golfer, playing any golf course she could.She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mabel Lee Chinander; sons, Thomas, Eric, and Paul Krier; and 2 siblings.She is survived by her husband, Joe Krier; son, Mark Krier and wife, Janette Batten-Krier;...
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Marian King Pollard

August 19, 1929 - December 30, 2016

Marian King Pollard, 87, of Raleigh, died peacefully in her sleep at Universal Healthcare- North Raleigh on December 30, 2016. She was born August 19, 1929 in Vance County to the late Courtney and Doris King. Marian was preceeded in death by her husband Joe Pollard; their marriage blessed to last 51 years. She was also preceeded in death by a brother, Aubrey King and a sister, Mildred King.Marian...
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Jeffrey Carson Wooten

February 22, 1961 - December 28, 2016

Jeffrey Carson "Coach Woo'' Wooten passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28. He was 55. Mr. Wooten was the son of J.D. Wooten and Shelby Wooten. He was retired after a long career at Millbrook High School as an instructional assistant and coach. He was currently employed as a driver's education instructor with Jordan Driving School.A member of Grace Community Church, Mr. Wooten was an active youth...
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Mary Smith McDaniel

May 11, 1954 - December 27, 2016

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Lynnette Murphy Owen

February 20, 1933 - December 27, 2016

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Lewis Alan Kaye

May 21, 1932 - December 25, 2016

Lewis Alan KayeMay 21, 1932 - December 25, 2016Lewis Kaye, 84 of Raleigh, passed away suddenly on December 25th. Lewis's passions involved golf, fishing, reading, music, spending time with his children, cooking, his beloved dogs, traveling with friends and family, investing and following Duke sports. Lewis was known to his friends as enjoying a good joke, living an iconoclastic life, and...
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Kathleen Dail Fail

August 26, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Kathleen Dail Fail, a native of Mount Olive, NC passed away after a battle with cancer Sunday, December 25, 2016. Kathleen resided in Raleigh, NC since 1962, after moving from Goldsboro, NC. She was previously a member of Millbrook Baptist Church and currently a member of Bay Leaf Baptist Church. She retired from Ravenscroft School after over 20 years of service.Kathleen was a devoted wife,...
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Peter Stanley Horvitz

April 26, 1945 - December 24, 2016

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Michael Michael Willett

May 2, 1945 - December 24, 2016

Michael Willett, 71, died December 24, 2016. He was born in Louisville, KY on May 2, 1945 to Richard Wilburn Willett and Joella Hall Willett, both deceased. He is a member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Saleeby Willett; sons, Nathan (Jill) and Evan (Katie) Willett; grandchildren, Smith, June, Connor, and Eleanor Willett; siblings, Donna...
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Lee Collier Kidd

August 3, 1982 - December 23, 2016

God called Lee home as he stood at the peak of a mountain taking in one of the most spectacular views of the snow-covered Teton Mountains in all their splendor. From the moment of his birth, he brought joy and laughter to the lives of everyone. An avid outdoorsman, Lee found joy in nature and the many adventures this world offers. He was mesmerized by the beauty of Earth from the mountains...
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Mary Jane Davis

January 31, 1931 - December 23, 2016

Mary Jane Davis, 85 of Wake Forest, NC (formerly of Raleigh, NC) passed away on December 23, 2016.She was born on January 31, 1931 in Johnson City, NY to the late Albert and Bernice Beurket. She was the eldest of 5 children. She spent her childhood in Johnson City, graduated from Johnson City High School in 1949. She graduated from St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg, MD in 1953 with a...
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Martha Waldman Lackey

February 22, 1942 - December 20, 2016

Martha W. Lackey, fondly known as "Chippy", died Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Born in Charlottesville, VA, she lived most of her adult life in Alexandria, VA, Crofton, MD, and McLean, VA, before moving to Cary, NC in 2015. She attended St. Anne's School in Charlottesville, VA, and Salem College in Winston Salem, NC. She was an avid and excellent duplicate bridge player. Her passion was for...
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William Harry Onley

June 18, 1952 - December 19, 2016

William "Bill" Harry Onley Jr., 64, died December 19, 2016. He was the second child born to William Harry Onley Sr. and Weeta Christenbury Onley of Rock Hill, SC.Bill is survived by his wife of 38 years, Faye Maness Onley; son, Brian Matthew Onley of Raleigh, NC; brother, Ray Baron Onley of Fort Mill, SC; seven nephews and two nieces.Bill was a 1970 graduate of Rock Hill High School, and a 1974...
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Roy Lamar Holley

June 1, 1919 - December 19, 2016

Roy Lamar Holley, 97, was welcomed into Heaven from this world on Monday, December 19, 2016. He was a man who devoted his life to his family, friends, faith in God, and in service to his country. He was born in Samson, AL on June 1, 1919 to Hosea Vervee Holley and Alma Pearl Phillips Holley. He graduated from the University of Texas and George Washington University. Roy retired from the US...
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Ruth Regina Newland

July 13, 1922 - December 18, 2016

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Helen Bengtson

July 1, 1911 - December 15, 2016

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Audrey Eleanor DeMai

October 10, 1919 - December 14, 2016

Audrey Eleanor Boone DeMai, a resident of the Springmoor Retirement Community of Raleigh, NC passed away at Rex Hospital in Raleigh on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the age of 97. Audrey was born October 10, 1919 to the late Richard Elwood Boone and Sally Ann Goodson Boone in Rocky Mount, NC where she spent her youth. After graduating from Rocky Mount High School in 1938 Audrey worked for...
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Helen Marie McIlwain

March 24, 1931 - December 14, 2016

Helen M. McIlwain, of Raleigh, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on December 14, 2016. Helen was born on March 24, 1931 in Philadelphia to the late James and Emily Smith. Helen and her husband of fifty-eight years, Robert McIlwain, moved to Raleigh, NC in 1981. In addition to her husband, she is survived by, son Michael Mcilwain (Ann) of Ft. Wayne, In. , daughter Kathleen...
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Sylvia Hochfield Holtzman

September 1, 1927 - December 12, 2016

Sylvia Holtzman, 89, of Raleigh, died at her home on Monday, December 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Abraham Holtzman, her sister Rose LaVine and her brother Abraham Hochfield. She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Joshua and Janet of Garner, Adam and Maria of Raleigh, and Seth and Lisa of Salisbury, by five grandchildren and four great...
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Shirley Delena Swope Glantz

April 5, 1927 - December 12, 2016

Shirley Delena Glantz, age 89, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died early Monday, December 12, 2016 at her residence. She was born April 5, 1927 in Turtle Creek, PA, daughter of the late Clarence and Myra (Delaplain) Swope. On May 5, 1947 she married Eugene M. Glantz, who predeceased her in 1994.She is survived by her six children, Douglas Glantz (Darla) of Doylestown PA; Larry Glantz (Marti Blair)...
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Catherine Louise Austell Dearstyne

August 3, 1924 - December 10, 2016

Catherine Austell Dearstyne passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Springmoor Retirement Community. She fought her illness with courage and grace, and inspired all of us in her passing as she did in her life.Katie was born in Raleigh, NC on August 3, 1924 to Brad and Alice Walton Bradley. Her father passed away when she was 2. Her mother remarried to Colonel Michael H. Austell, who adopted...
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Kathleen Burnette Roy

April 21, 1944 - December 7, 2016

Kathleen Burnette Roy (Kay), born April 21, 1944 in Franklinton, Virginia to the late John and Susie Burnette, passed away on December 7, 2016 after a courageous 10 year battle with dementia. Her devoted husband of 54 years, Ronald C Roy, always by her side, was with her as she entered the gates of Heaven. Kay is survived by her son Ronald C. Roy, Jr., his wife Rhonda and grandson Henry of...
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Esther Wake Hollowell Kidd

December 22, 1926 - December 5, 2016

Esther H. Kidd, 89, of Raleigh went home to the open arms of her husband, mother, father and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She passed away peacefully on December 5 surrounded by family and friends. Esther grew up in Edenton, NC and was the only child of Esther Shearon and William Henry Hollowell. Graduating from Meredith College and earning a degree in Voice with a minor in Piano, Esther...
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Nancy Ann Sepko

August 9, 1933 - December 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Kenneth George Stead

April 23, 1931 - December 4, 2016

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Judith Cofer Mudd

November 22, 1939 - December 4, 2016

Mrs. Judith Cofer Mudd died unexpectedly on December 4th, 2016 in Raleigh, NC at the age of 77.Judy is survived by her children, Jeffrey Mudd (Amy) and Angela Warner (Tim) of Raleigh, Michael Mudd (Rei) of Chattanooga, TN; and sister, Brenda Dennis (Phil) of Winston Salem, NC. She is preceded in death by her husband, Brent Mudd, parents Albert Cofer and Louise Cofer Lumley, and sister, Nancy...
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Julia Norman Lowrimore

January 14, 1934 - December 2, 2016

Julia Norman Lowrimore sadly passed away December 2nd 2016. She is survived by her husband Gene Ray Lowrimore, children Gene Lowrimore Jr, Kerry and Susan Lowrimore, Jill and Rick Schott, and Amy Lowrimore and her loved grandchildren, Jordan, Hayden, Riley, Trevor, Lucas, Avery, Leyton and Rayne. Julia, the 8th of 9 children was born and raised by dairy farmers in Forsyth County, Winston-Salem,...
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Vernon Nelson Whetzel

September 16, 1934 - November 28, 2016

Vernon Nelson "Pat" Whetzel, Sr., 82, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 28, 2016. He was born on September 16, 1934 to Nelson and Ada Whetzel. Pat served in the US Air Force and retired from IBM. He enjoyed playing guitar, being a band member, and Friday morning coffee with his fellow retired IBMers. He was a "gadget guy" with a love for technology, but his...
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Robert M. Thornburg

October 5, 1927 - November 26, 2016

"Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body. Therefore . . . stand firm in the Lord, dear friends! " (Philippians 3:20-4:1)Graveside service will be at Mt. Vernon Baptist Cemetery, Durant Road,...
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Michael Paul Schwab

May 22, 1948 - November 21, 2016

Michael Paul Schwab died unexpectedly at Rex Hospital on November 21, 2016, in Raleigh, NC at the age of 68. Michael is survived by his wife Janie Shepherd Schwab, son Justin and his wife Missy, dearest daughter Dana and her husband John Richards, grandchildren Lauren and Matthew Schwab and Ryan Richards. Also surviving is his sister Judy Dixon of Dallas, NC. He is preceded in death by parents...
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Diane Jaramillo Wade

September 10, 1956 - November 19, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we lost Diane Christine Jaramillo Wade on Saturday morning, November 19, 2016. While a joyous reunion is going on in the great by-and-by with her parents, grandparents and friends already lost, we are left behind to deeply mourn her sudden passing.Diane was born on Monday, September 10, 1956 to Belen and Joe Jaramillo of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The youngest of...
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Patricia M. Sheriff

January 28, 1944 - November 18, 2016

Patricia M. "Patti" Sheriff, 72, quietly passed away at home on her 27th wedding anniversary, on Friday, November 18, 2016, after a five year battle with cancer. She was born in White Plains, NY, on January 28, 1944, the daughter of Edward J. and Edna M. Sullivan. Patti is survived by her husband, Stephen M. Sheriff of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Amy E. Collins and husband, Navy Capt....
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Dianna Watkins Burroughs

February 16, 1943 - November 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Cynthia Alford Vestal

October 13, 1967 - November 14, 2016

Wake Forest, NC - Cindy Alford Vestal passed away in her sleep after a long battle with a neurological disease on Monday, November 14, 2016. She is the daughter of Bobby Alford and Linda Alford Port. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant daughter, Casey Elise. She is survived by her husband, John; son, Charlie; dad, Robert (RL) Port of Hemingway, SC; sister, Kimberley...
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Gerald William Adair

January 5, 1949 - November 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Bobbie Jean Joyner Frazier

February 3, 1934 - November 13, 2016

Bobbie Jean Joyner Frazier, 82, passed away on November 13, 2016. She was born in Nash County, NC on February 3, 1934 to the late George F. and Katie Joyner. Bobbie retired from Westinghouse after many years of service.She is survived by her son, William Kirby Frazier, Jr.; brother, Wayne Joyner and wife, Gwen; sister-in-law, Margaret Joyner; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in...
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Robert Kenneth Shankland

December 30, 1930 - November 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Maxine Virginia Senf

May 6, 1920 - November 12, 2016

We are celebrating the long and wonderful life of Maxine Virginia Senf, 96, of Raleigh, NC and formerly of St. Louis, MO, who departed us to be with God on November 12, 2016. She was many things to all us, including wife to Leroy H. Senf for 74 years (who preceded her in death 17 years ago); mother to Steve (Sandra); grandmother to Rebecca Lee Bass (Brian) and departed grandson, Michael Wallace...
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Elaine Schneyer

March 6, 1927 - November 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Virginia Turlington Byrd

April 27, 1938 - November 8, 2016

Virginia Turlington Byrd of Raleigh died peacefully Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the age of 78 after an over ten year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Virginia was born in Fayetteville, NC to Dr. Henry Cleveland Turlington and Iris Chappelle Turlington. She lost her father at a young age and grew up in Dunn, NC with her mother and older brother Everett, all of whom have proceeded her in death...
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Jacquelyn Johnson Brown

December 10, 1945 - November 7, 2016

Jacquelyn Johnson Brown, 70, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away Monday, November 7 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jacquelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Albert and Sarah Drexel Johnson and her beloved brother, James Albert Johnson. She is survived by her daughters Crystal Laurie Kane (and husband Todd) of Raleigh; Holly Danelle Watkins (and husband Kevin) of Rockwell. Grandson...
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