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

Marie Ann LaMontagne Abbene Sayre

December 6, 1945 - May 23, 2017

Marie Ann LaMontagne Abbene Sayre, 71, passed away May 23, 2017.She is survived by her husband, Larry Sayre; children, John Abbene, Sharon West (Brent), David Abbene (Debbie), Deborah Bunting (Jason); grandchildren, Kristin Abbene, Lauren and Nicholas West, Charlie Abbene, and Jacob and Peyton Bunting; father, Bentley LaMontagne; and brothers, Ben (Barbara) and Richard LaMontagne.She was preceded...
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Rose Lambert Dehart

July 26, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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George Raymond Stilwell

August 16, 1927 - May 17, 2017

George Raymond Stilwell Jr., 89, of Raleigh, NC, died May 17, 2017. He was born on August 16, 1927 in New Jersey to Grace Elizabeth (Tuthill) and George Raymond Stilwell.Ray retired from IBM after 40 years of service as an Electrical Engineer. He was an avid horticulturalist and supporter of JC Raulston Arboretum.Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rose Ann Stilwell; children, David...
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Cindy Ann Cox

February 20, 1955 - May 14, 2017

Visitation 11:30am Monday, May 22, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, with funeral mass following at 12:30pm.
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John Richard Franklin

February 7, 1943 - May 14, 2017

John Richard Franklin, 74, of Wake Forest, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Beloved husband of Lynne (Daugherty Klatt), Richard loved his family and was grateful for all the blessings the Lord provided. A life-long resident of this area, he grew up in the Swift Creek community and was a graduate of Cary High School, Class of 1961.Richard lived to...
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Edward Hunt Duffield

March 9, 1943 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Terry Donnell Denning

August 18, 1993 - May 11, 2017

Terry Donnell Denning, II, (T.J.) 23, of Charlotte, NC passed away on May 11, 2017.He was born August 18, 1993 to Terry and Erika Denning in Raleigh, NC. He attended public schools in Charlotte and Raleigh NC, and after graduation from high school, Terry decided to enlist in the United States Navy. Terry served 5 ½ years aboard Navy submarine, the U.S.S. Jacksonville, based in Pearl Harbor...
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Nella Galardi

September 15, 1916 - May 8, 2017

Nella Galardi, 100, passed away May 8, 2017. She was born in Revere, Massachusetts on September 15, 1916 to Micheal and Victoria Napolitana Vetere.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mateo; son, Guy; and grandson, Christopher. She is survived by her son, Martin and his wife, Nancy; grandson, Jerehmy; granddaughter, Mehryn; sisters, Marie and Florence; niece,...
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Dwight Moody Stanley

October 14, 1937 - May 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Nicholas Demetrios Eliopoulos

August 25, 1925 - May 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Carolyn Honeycutt Sherron

April 11, 1934 - May 7, 2017

Carolyn Honeycutt Sherron, 83, passed away on May 7, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born on April 11, 1934 on a farm in Sampson County, the daughter of Stacy and Janette (Nettie) Honeycutt. Carolyn graduated from Salemburg High School in 1952, where she was a member of the basketball team and Beta Club. She graduated from Pineland College in 1954, where she played basketball. Following...
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Shirley Sherron Bowling

December 14, 1935 - May 3, 2017

Shirley Sherron Bowling, 81, passed away on May 3, 2017. She was born in Fuquay Springs, NC on December 14, 1935 to the late Jim and Maggie Sherron. Shirley graduated from Meredith College and worked for the NC Dept. of Agriculture for 30 years.Shirley had a huge heart for those she loved and was happiest when her family was together. She loved fishing and spending time at the coast.She is...
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Doris Ann Price

November 2, 1946 - May 2, 2017

Doris Ann lived her life with inimitable style, expressed through her carefully chosen words and pictures, her signature quirky/funky attire, and her ever-present bright red "Lady Danger" lipstick. She painted that sparkle and color everywhere she went. and she wanted to go everywhere!An adventurer from childhood, Doris Ann started out as a young gymnast and diver; she continued her lifelong...
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Charles William Kaufman

May 14, 1930 - May 2, 2017

Charles W. Kaufman, 86, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on May 2, 2017.He was born in Philadelphia, PA, on May 14, 1930, son of the late Isaac and Anna Kaufman. He is survived by his spouse, Naomi Sharpe Kaufman; daughter, Leah; son, Edward; and son, Philip; daughter-in-law, Cindi Spiegel Kaufman; and two grand-children, Ayla and Ari Kaufman.Charles graduated from Lafayette College with a B.Sc. in...
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Evelyn Carrington Chesson

May 4, 1926 - April 30, 2017

The family will receive friends Sunday evening, May 7th, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home (1701 E. Millbrook Road ~ Raleigh, North Carolina). The funeral service will take place in the Chapel of Brown-Wynne on Monday the 8th at 9:30 am.Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Ira Joseph Blum

February 16, 1929 - April 29, 2017

Ira Joseph Blum, 88, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on April 29, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 16, 1929 and also resided in Manhasset, New York and Boynton Beach, Florida.He is survived by his wife, Sydell, daughter Susan, daughter and son-in-law Eileen and Richard Nardin, grandsons Gabriel and Joshua, his wife Ana Lisa and their son Collier. A private service...
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Winsome Oakley

February 10, 1957 - April 27, 2017

Winsome Oakley, 60, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on April 27, 2017. She was born in Manhattan, NY on February 10, 1957. Winsome was a beloved wife, mother, and soon to be grandmother, who cared for those around her more than she cared for herself. She was a woman who was dedicated to her family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Connie Watkins; children; Kyra Evelyn Kim ...
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Marjory Graff McGuire

March 8, 1919 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Douglas Charles Leet

March 1, 1949 - April 24, 2017

Douglas C. Leet, MD, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2017, at home with his family by his side. He had been bravely battling colon cancer for over 4 years. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara; son, Alexander Leet; daughter, Kathryn Leet Goolsby and husband, Joshua; father, Gerald Leet; brother, Duane Leet and wife, Christine; and sister, Linda Luoma and husband, David. Doug...
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Margaret Mary Hankee Kissinger

July 3, 1963 - April 23, 2017

Margaret "Meg" Kissinger, née Hankee, 53, passed away April 23, 2017. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 3, 1963 to Margaret "Peg" Mooney Hankee and James Hankee. In addition to her parents, Meg is survived by her husband, Jack Kissinger; brother, James "Jimmy" Hankee and wife, Diane; nephews and niece, Ryan, Daniel, and Brigid.Meg was graduated from...
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Vanessa Sherrill Goss

January 19, 1968 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Peggy Marcie Pledger

December 25, 1947 - April 21, 2017

Peggy Marcie Pledger was born on December 25, 1947 in Washington D.C. to John & Lila Pledger. Peggy fell asleep in death on Friday evening, April 21, 2017 at Wake Med Health & Hospitals. All of those who knew Peggy, knew she had a deep love for learning & knowledge. Peggy was primarily educated in North Carolina. Peggy attended Laurinburg Institute for high school; Saint Augustine's...
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Marguerite Brantley Howell

July 17, 1927 - April 18, 2017

Alice Marguerite Brantley Howell ("Grannie"), 89, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born on July 17, 1927 in Zebulon, NC to the late Robert Earley Brantley and wife, Sally V. Baker Brantley. She was a graduate of Tryon High School and NC Baptist Hospital School of Nursing (class of 1948) after which she had a 50 year career as...
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Frances Mae Metzner

April 20, 1925 - April 17, 2017

Frances Mae Metzner of Raleigh, NC, born April 20, 1925, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017. She was born in Dayton, OH, and lived in Austin, TX, Inola, OK, and Raleigh, NC. She lived an active life and had many hobbies and interests. She loved spending time with her family and was passionate about her pet dogs. She enjoyed dancing, bowling, quilting, knitting, ceramics, sewing, cooking...
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Pereen Miyoba Bubala

February 1, 1979 - April 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Seymour Bederman

January 10, 1924 - April 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Jack Norman Shuman

June 26, 1938 - April 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Weston Solon King

October 28, 1930 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Halina Franciosi

January 31, 1923 - April 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Peggy Ann Morris

March 24, 1954 - April 5, 2017

Peggy Ann Morris, 63, of Raleigh, NC, passed away April 5, 2017. She was born in Camden, SC on March 24, 1954.Peggy is survived by her husband of 31 years, Bill Morris; mother, Minnie Hawkins of Raleigh, NC; sisters, Teresa Whitt (Dennis) of Pelzer, SC and Nancy Long (Paul) of Portsmouth, VA; step-son, Steve Morris (Valerie) of Amelia, VA; step-granddaughters, Hannah Morris and Makayla Morris,...
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Marcia Kay Gardner

October 24, 1943 - April 2, 2017

Marcia Kay Gardner of Sarasota, FL, Chicago, IL and Wheaton, IL, passed away on April 2, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. She was born October 24, 1943 in Des Moines, IA to the late Daniel Cook and Edith "Hope" Cook.Marcia is survived by her sons, Greg Becker (Audrey) and Brent Becker (Sara); grandchildren, Austin, Kaitlyn, Olivia and Jeremy; and siblings, Vance Cook, Linda Kersey and Andrew Cook.She was...
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Edgar James Casteen

October 26, 1918 - April 2, 2017

Edgar James Casteen Jr., 98, died April 2, 2017. He was born in Pender County, NC on October 26, 1918. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy; children, Jeanne Jeffreys, Jim, Phyllis, Meg LaPointe, and Matt; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends starting at 11am Wednesday, April 5th at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road, with a service at 12...
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Perry Edwin Ratliff

August 25, 1937 - April 1, 2017

Perry Edwin Ratliff passed from this earth peacefully on April 1, 2017 at 79 years of age. "P. E." or "Ed" was born in Montague County just outside of Dallas Texas to William Clayton and Audrey (Yarbrough) Ratliff on August 25, 1937.He moved with his family to the Borger area when he was in first grade and graduated from Borger High School in 1955. In 1956, he began working for Sante Fe Railroad...
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Roy Holly Dearstyne

August 16, 1923 - March 28, 2017

Roy Holly Dearstyne, 93, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his residence at Springmoor Retirement Community. Roy was born in Raleigh on August 16, 1923. He enjoyed growing up in Raleigh. He was in the last graduating class of Hugh Morison High School. After high school, he joined the Air Force. He was stationed in England with...
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Balfourt Zapler

December 14, 1930 - March 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Abdulmeen Mozan Hasan Al Saedi

July 1, 1944 - March 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Maybelle Edna Carrington

December 15, 1934 - March 27, 2017

Maybelle 'Edna' CarringtonEdna Carrington, 82, of Brookdale, North Raleigh, NC (formerly of Arlington, VA) passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017. Edna was born to Glen and Maybelle Maines on December 15, 1934 and grew up in the Washington D.C./Arlington, VA area with her eight siblings.In her early career, she worked as a secretary at the Pentagon, then took a break to raise her two sons...
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Mary Frances Quesenberry Kell

January 22, 1932 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Carolyn Mayo Holloway

July 24, 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 S. Witte

May 14, 1919 - March 18, 2017

Mozella "Mo" S. Witte, 97, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on March 18, 2017. She was born May 14, 1919 in Madison Heights, VA to the late William Walter Spivey and Bessie Kessler Spivey.Mozella was baptized into Christ February 3, 1974 at Kempsville Christian Church. She faithfully attended the church and volunteered whenever she could until her health forced her to...
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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

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Shuk Ying Siew

April 12, 1920 - March 14, 2017

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

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

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

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