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

Jack Hastings Adams

May 16, 1998 - July 20, 2017

Jack Hastings Adams met his Lord and Maker tragically due to a motor vehicle accident early in the morning of July 20, 2017. Jack graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in May of 2016. Jack recently completed his freshman year at the University of Kentucky and planned a career in business. Jack was an avid Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan from birth due to the influence from his dad, Craig...
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Dori June Pelz-Sherman

June 1, 1960 - July 13, 2017

Dori Pelz-Sherman, PhD, 57, died after a 15 month battle with ovarian cancer on July 13, 2017. She was born in LaPorte, IN on June 1, 1960. She was a brilliant, passionate artist who transformed herself into a teacher, then a multimedia producer, a devoted and nurturing mother, and finally a clinical psychologist. She earned degrees from Indiana University (Art and English), San Diego State ...
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Santo Joseph Scarzafava

July 18, 1933 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC.
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Jose Ruben Acosta Manzano

September 14, 1936 - July 10, 2017

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

March 29, 1921 - July 5, 2017

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

January 26, 1963 - July 4, 2017

Services to be held in Pennsylvania. Memorial celebration in Raleigh to be announced.
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Eileen M. O'Sullivan

February 20, 1927 - July 2, 2017

Eileen Mary O'Sullivan passed away on July 2, 2017 at her home with her daughters by her side. Eileen was born to Joseph and Evelyn Parsons in Brooklyn, NY. She was raised there along with her two brothers, Kenneth and Brian and her sister, Claire. Eileen married John P. O'Sullivan and settled in Worcester, Massachusetts to raise their seven children. Eileen spent her entire life...
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Dorothy Bilanich Gaona

December 19, 1932 - July 1, 2017

Dorothy Gaona, 84, passed away July 1, 2017 at Brighton Gardens in Raleigh.Dorothy was born and raised in Ambridge, PA. She married Bob Gaona in 1951. They lived in Wake Forest, NC in the married student apartments while Bob played football for Wake Forest College. They lived a various locations as Bob played in the NFL, playing for the Steelers and Eagles They relocated their family to Canoga...
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Elliott Stewart Marks

July 14, 1947 - June 30, 2017

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

December 11, 1939 - June 27, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Lyle Hulsey, 77, of Raleigh, died Tuesday (6/27/2017) at his home. Tom was born in Moline, Illinois on December 11, 1939, to the late Lester Newton Hulsey and Mildred Isabelle Waller Hulsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Tolle. Tom graduated from Moline High School in 1957. He joined the Navy in 1957, was stationed at...
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Barbara Ann Miller Futrell

February 3, 1942 - June 23, 2017

Barbara Ann Miller Futrell, 75, of Zebulon, NC, was born February 3, 1942 in Raleigh, NC. She was the first daughter born to Margaret Lucille Hopkins Miller Jordan and James Thomas Miller. Barbara passed away at WakeMed Hospital Main Campus on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. She married Charles Lewis Futrell, Sr. in North Hampton County, NC on July 11, 1966. She retired from working at AMF...
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Leland W. Sheley

November 16, 1926 - June 23, 2017

Leland (Lee) W. Sheley, 90, of Kinston, NC and formerly of Raleigh, NC, passed away on June 23, 2017 at UNC-Lenoir Health Care in Kinston, NC. He was born in O'Brien County, Iowa on November 16, 1926.He served in the United States Air Force during and shortly after World War II. He retired from North Carolina Box in 1996 and was President of KLO consultants until 2012.He enjoyed playing golf,...
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Harriet J. Camak

March 16, 1931 - June 20, 2017

Harriet J. Camak, 86, died June 20, 2017. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she is survived by her children, Steve Camak and Cynthia Johnson and Cynthia's husband, Robert; granddaughters, Stefanie Troop and husband, Tom, and Laura Sveen and husband, Jackson; and four beautiful great-grandchildren, Carson, McRae, Ruby, and Harper. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Charles Lewis Futrell

August 16, 1945 - June 19, 2017

Charles Lewis Futrell, Sr. 71 of Zebulon was born August 16, 1945 as the second son to Floyd and Neta Futrell in Jackson, North Carolina. Charles passed away at Transitions LifeCare Hospice on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. In November of 1963, he enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged in October of 1964. He married Barbara Ann Miller in North Hampton County, North...
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Anita Rudd Henich

March 23, 1928 - June 19, 2017

Anita Henich passed away June 19 at age 89. We who love her mourn her loss, but find comfort in knowing that she is at peace, and that she is once again beside her beloved husband. Manny and Anita are together again.There will be a graveside service at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery at 2:00pm on Thursday, June 22. Shiva will be observed Thursday evening at the home of Gail and Wayne Turner.In lieu of...
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Cecile Hudson Grant

November 9, 1938 - June 17, 2017

Cecile Hudson Grant, 78, of Raleigh passed away Saturday morning, June 17, 2017. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00 PM with Mass of Christian Burial following at 3:00 PM at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5801 Fall of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.Cecile or Ceci/Cec/Ceil depending on what stage you entered her life, was the daughter of the late William Thomas Hudson Sr....
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Evelyn Chava Rabinovitch Milak

July 7, 1932 - June 14, 2017

Evelyn Chava Rabinovitch Milak, 84, of Raleigh NC, passed away on June 14, 2017 after a fearless and feisty battle with cancer. She was at home, with her two daughters. Evelyn was born in Brooklyn, NY to Sonia and William Rabinovitch on July 7, 1932. Beloved and loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend to so many, Evelyn's presence will live on in our hearts. She was an advanced certified...
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Patricia A. Fitzgerald

May 16, 1933 - June 12, 2017

Patricia Fitzgerald of Raleigh, NC passed away on June 12 at the age of 84. Pat was preceded in death by her mother Genevieve Mulcahy, father Daniel Mulcahy, and stepmother Mary Mulcahy. Pat is survived by her brother Dan, (wife Dee), sister Rita, and her loving husband of 60 years, Kenneth Fitzgerald. They were married in New York on Thanksgiving Day 1956. She is lovingly remembered by her...
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Howard Dennis Smith

August 2, 1951 - June 12, 2017

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

February 21, 1935 - June 11, 2017

Eleanor Flowers Upton was united with her Lord and Savior and reunited with her beloved husband in heaven on Sunday, June 11, 2017, following an unexpected illness. Eleanor was born to the late Hardie Allen Flowers and Lois Thorne Flowers on February 21, 1935 in Wake County. She resided in Red Oak and later Rocky Mount, where she met and married the late Robert McLean Upton, the love of her life,...
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Ronald D. Beach

October 26, 1921 - June 10, 2017

Ronald D. Beach, 95, passed away June 10, 2017. He was born in Ionia, MI on October 26, 1921. He spent the majority of his life in Ionia, except for when he served with the Coast Guard during WWII. In 2012 he came to Raleigh to live with his daughter and be near her family, after his beloved wife of 67 years, Dorothy Marie Beach, passed away.Ronald is the father of Judy (Paul) Hoffman of Raleigh...
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Frances Hope Brown Sessoms

March 21, 1918 - June 10, 2017

Frances Hope Brown Sessoms was born in Erwin, NC on March 21, 1918, and was the youngest of four children born to Annie Ward and Milton Cross Brown. She was educated in the public schools of Erwin. In 1931, she married Charlie H. Caldwell, and they had two sons, Charles Brown and Edward Hasque Caldwell. She later married Curwood Sessoms, and together they had two children, Barbara Ann and...
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Oscar Bryan Upchurch

March 16, 1933 - June 6, 2017

Oscar Bryan Upchurch, 84, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 6, 2017. Born in New Hill, NC to the late Dennis P. Upchurch and Alon L. Howard, Bryan was drafted into the military in 1953 and participated in Operation Castle atomic test at Eniwetok Proving Ground, Marshall Island in 1954. After serving his country, he returned home to establish his building and real...
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Michael Paul Hailperin

October 18, 1948 - June 3, 2017

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

January 1, 1945 - May 30, 2017

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

January 24, 1932 - May 25, 2017

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

A Memorial Gathering will be held 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Thomas C. Crowder Woodland Center at Lake Johnson. Receiving of friends will follow the service. The center is located behind Athens Drive High School, near the Lake Johnson Pool, at 5611 Jaguar Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606. For GPS directions, it would work best to enter "Lake Johnson Pool". In lieu of flowers, the family...
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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

While still functioning as a devoted community volunteer to the end, Dwight died of cancer at the age of 79. Dwight's passing has extinguished a spirit few will ever meet again in a lifetime!He graduated from high school in Loris, SC in 1955 and continued his business education at college level. He served in the US Army before launching his business career. First, he started up employment...
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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

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