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

Page Davis Brown

September 26, 1918 - September 20, 2017

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Nancy Jean Moser

September 17, 1937 - September 19, 2017

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Louise Wooten Talley

March 9, 1935 - September 19, 2017

Louise Trotter Wooten TalleyMarch 9, 1935-September 19, 2017RaleighLouise Trotter Wooten Talley, 82, of Raleigh, North Carolina died September 19, 2017. She was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 9, 1935 to Sterling Dillon and Louise Trotter Wooten. She grew up in Goldsboro, NC. She attended Goldsboro High School and graduated from St. Mary's School in Raleigh. She received an AB in English...
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Kathryn Ann Herdrich

October 16, 1950 - September 16, 2017

Born October 16, 1950 in Chicago, to Richard and Therese (nee Lange), Kathy passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, September 16, 2017 In Raleigh, North Carolina. Kathy was a graduate of Sacred Heart of Mary High School and the University of Illinois. Kathy worked at her Uncle Med's floral shop, The Crest of Fine Flowers in Wilmette, IL, for many years before...
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William Quinton Maynard

December 9, 1978 - September 15, 2017

William Quinton Carlyle Maynard died on Friday, September 15 after living a life that amazed people on a daily basis, and touched people in countless ways. He was, as always, surrounded by loved ones, and spent his last night laughing and joking, asking the nursing staff how their night was going, and looking ahead to his next treatment with hope and optimism.Quinton was born in Raleigh, and...
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Polly Ong Ingram

January 15, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Polly Ong Ingram, 88, of Raleigh, NC died September 14, 2017. She was born in Rio Tinto, Spain on January 15, 1929 to John Nathan and Lucille Bristol Ong. She grew up in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa. At age eight, she was sent away to boarding school in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and then at twelve to school in Johannesburg. She graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA with a...
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Harvey William James

December 26, 1931 - September 12, 2017

Harvey William "Bud" Jamesborn 12-26-1931died 9-12-2017Devoted husband and father, Bud is survived by his wife Marianna; adoring dog Happy; daughter Lyn; son Clay (m. Cindy), grandchildren Will, Patrick, Matthew, and David James; daughter Melissa Jackson (m. Drew), grandchildren Tyler, Sarah, and Cassidy Jackson; sister Mary Andrews, nephew James Andrews and niece Ellen Andrews; and nephews...
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Carol Coghlan Allen

January 12, 1928 - September 10, 2017

Carol Coghlan Allen, 89, died peacefully of natural causes on Sunday morning, September 10, at Stewart Health Center at Springmoor in North Raleigh. Mrs. Allen was born in New York City on January 12, 1928. She was the daughter of Walter and Florence Coghlan, of New York, NY, Fort Lauderdale FL, and Hendersonville, NC. Mrs. Allen graduated from Florida State College for Women with a Bachelor of...
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Matilda McDonald Parker

December 18, 1926 - September 9, 2017

Matilda McDonald Parker was born in Raleigh on December 18, 1926. She was raised among the six sprawling greenhouses belonging to her parents, Matilda Steinmetz McDonald and Eugene McDonald. The business, known as Steinmetz Florist, was the first florist in the state. It was established by her grandparents, Emma Louise and Henry Steinmetz. Reportedly Steinmetz's first greenhouses were on Nash...
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Mary Babb Frazier

March 6, 1961 - September 8, 2017

Mary "Sissy" Babb Frazier, 56, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017. She was a graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and attended Halifax Community College. She was a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She worked for Drugco Discount Pharmacy in Roanoke Rapids for many years. Mary was a strong independent woman who always saw the good in everyone. She loved to travel and experience new...
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Nurry Ann Nixon Dodge

September 20, 1928 - September 7, 2017

Nurry Ann Nixon Dodge, 88, passed away peacefully in her home in the presence of her family on September 7th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Robert Jacqueline Dodge, her parents Nurry and Leland Nixon and daughter in law Christine Miller Dodge. Everyone that knew her will miss her ever present, infectious smile, her loving ways, and generous spirit. Nurry...
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LaVerne Dereasette Holt Bell

April 27, 1931 - August 31, 2017

LaVerne Dereasette Holt Bell was born in Harlem, New York on April 27, 1931 to parents Lawrence R. Holt and Sudie Haynes Holt. After Sudie's untimely passing, Emily Lambert married Lawrence Holt and seamlessly assumed the role of mother. LaVerne graduated from Morris High School, Washington Business Institute and received her Associate's degree from Suffolk County Community College in 1988....
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John Herman Stroebel

July 29, 1937 - August 29, 2017

John Herman Stroebel, 80, of Raleigh died Tuesday, August 29, 2017. John was born July 29, 1937 in Northfield, Minnesota to Charles and Eleanor Stroebel and was the second oldest of five children. A 1955 graduate of Rochester High School, John attended Carleton College and the University of Minnesota, where he earned a degree in engineering in 1959. He spent his entire career working for IBM...
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Norman George

May 14, 1930 - August 28, 2017

Norman Langford George Jr. departed to be with his Lord on Monday, August 28, 2017. He was born in Charlotte, NC, lived in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA, and spent his teenage years in Wilmington, NC. After graduation from Virginia Military Institute and commissioned service in the U.S. Army artillery in Korea, Mr. George pursued a career spanning thirty-five years in commercial real estate...
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Doris Morgan Barnes

September 8, 1926 - August 28, 2017

Doris Morgan Barnes, 90, of Raleigh, died on August 29, 2017. She was born on September 8, 1926 in High Point, NC to the late Barney and Elise Carrick Morgan.Doris graduated from Trinity High School in 1944. She proudly served in the United States Nurse Cadet Corp from 1944-1947. During that time, she graduated with her nursing degree in 1945 from Children Hospital School of Nursing in Washington...
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Lynda Richert McConnell

February 3, 1941 - August 27, 2017

Lynda Richert McConnell, 76, passed away, Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in Lansing, MI on February 3, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Chandler Wysor Gordon and Dorothy Thomas Richert. She is survived by her husband, John Daniel McConnell, Jr.; daughter, Beth Welsh (Jim); son, Johnny (Katie); son, David (Dowling); the ten grandchildren that were the love of her life; Jim, Maggie, Chandler...
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Rebekah Whiteley Payne

March 7, 1926 - August 25, 2017

Rebekah "Becky" Frances Whiteley Payne, 91, of Raleigh, died on August 25, 2017. She was born on March 7, 1926 in Greensboro, NC, the daughter of the late Harry and Frances Whiteley. Rebekah attended Mitchell College, which is where she met her husband, William Harold "Hal" Payne, who passed away in 2005. Rebekah was a devout Christian and a longtime member of Forest Hills Baptist Church, her...
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John Bowles Knox

January 12, 1932 - August 24, 2017

John Bowles Knox died peacefully Thursday, August 24, 2017. Born January 12, 1932, in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the son of the late John Brewer Knox III and May Coggin Knox. He was also the adopted son of his stepfather, the late Carl Leon Smith, and was known as John Knox Smith from 1939 to 1985. In 1985 he resumed his birth name.He attended Auburn University and transferred to Birmingham...
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Joseph John Coletti

February 4, 1929 - August 23, 2017

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Ava Ann Reynolds Haines

April 10, 1950 - August 20, 2017

Ava Haines passed away Sunday August 20 after a short but intense bout with pancreatic cancer. She was born April 10, 1950 in Sampson County, N.C. to Napoleon Almon Reynolds and Bevie Daughtry Reynolds. Ava is survived by her husband, Hudson Hamilton Haines, Jr. and children Hudson Hamilton Haines III and Ava Christine Haines as well as grandchildren Violet Glass and Thomas Glass. Also surviving...
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Gerald Lane Bass

December 27, 1933 - August 20, 2017

Gerald Lane Bass, 83, of Raleigh, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017.Born in Wilson County, NC, he was the son of the late Harvey and Velma Bass. He was preceded in death by brothers Mike and Royce; sisters Joyce Bass and Beverly Hardison.Gerald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ann Hodnett Bass; daughters Alisa Bass Heverly (Kenneth) of Wilmington; Marianna Wynn Bass of Raleigh;...
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Bessie Tunstall Powell

November 22, 1934 - August 19, 2017

Bessie Aycock Tunstall Powell went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at age 82. She was in her home, surrounded by her children as she was received into her new heavenly home. Bessie was one of six daughters born to the late Gabriel and Myrtie Aycock on November 22, 1934 in Kenly, North Carolina. She loved talking about times on the farm with her sisters...
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Nancy McLaurin Shannon Drew

April 29, 1934 - August 16, 2017

Nancy McLaurin Shannon Drew, age 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Morningside Assisted Living in Raleigh. She was born on April 29, 1934 in Meridian, Mississippi to Julian and Emma (Sanders) Shannon. Nancy was a graduate of Furman University with a degree in English and minors in music and education. On February 11, 1956 she married Thomas C. Drew III.Nancy worked in...
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William Beacham Pearce

May 23, 1927 - August 15, 2017

William Beacham Pearce ("Bill") passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017 at the age of 90 after a series of illnesses over the preceding 3 months. He is survived by his three children Elizabeth Rand Pearce of Boynton Beach, FL, William Beacham Pearce, Jr. ("Will") of Raleigh, and Anne Cline Pearce Watkins of Charlotte, by his five grandchildren Melinda McKee of Raleigh, Justin ("Jedd") Pearce of...
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John Edward Page

February 16, 1961 - August 14, 2017

John Edward Page, Jr. passed away on Monday, 14 August, 2017. John was born 16 February, 1961 in Orange County, NC, and grew up in Hillsborough, NC. He graduated from Orange High School in 1979. John then joined the US Navy in 1981 and served abroad on the USS INCHON, new Beirut, Lebanon. As a Radio Seaman in Lebanon, he communicated with the elite Seal Team Six. He also served at Naval Air...
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Ronald Stevens Gravely

August 30, 1952 - August 12, 2017

Ronald Stevens GravelyChapel HillSteve Gravely of Chapel Hill, North Carolina died of a heart attack at home on Saturday, August 12. Born in Rocky Mount, Steve was the son of the late Lloyd Lee Gravely, Jr. and the late Lee Stevens Gravely. He was named for his mother's father. Steve is survived by his three siblings who adored him - Frances Gravely, of Chapel Hill, NC; Susan Gravely and her...
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Robert Seay Havely

January 11, 1952 - August 9, 2017

Robert S. Havely, 65, a native of Alton, IL, and resident of North Carolina since 1981, died August 9, 2017. His father, Theodore Ward Havely, of Houston, TX, and his mother, Patricia Mendenhall, preceded him in death. He is survived by his step-mother, Rebecca; his siblings, Anne, Andrew, Katherine, Laura and Heidi; his nieces and nephews: Michael, Jennifer, Kaia, Reagan, Brenna, Quinn, Connor...
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Ruth Emma Hartig Day

July 30, 1927 - August 7, 2017

Ruth Emma Day, 90, died peacefully Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC, surrounded by her children. She had just enjoyed the 29th annual Day Family reunion at the beach celebrating her 90th birthday with children, grandchildren and her first great grandchild before becoming ill. Mrs. Day was born July 30, 1927 in Evansville, IN to Henry William Hartig and Marie W. Reineke...
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Stuart Alan Wallace

July 17, 1937 - August 2, 2017

Stuart Alan Wallace died August 2, 2017 after a full life of seeking, searching and exploring the natural world and striving to make the communities he touched more aware of achievable social justice. He was a rare combination -- a humble and noble soul.Born in Evanston, IL and raised in Glencoe, IL on the North Shore of Lake Michigan, he received his formal education at New Trier High School ...
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Frank Mansfield

September 12, 1921 - August 1, 2017

Frank Mansfield, age 95, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.Frank will be forever remembered by his daughter, Frances Mercer, son, Thomas Mansfield, stepdaughter, Clara Lehman, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and countless friends. Frank is preceded in death by Sara Mansfield, his first wife, Frances Sherron, stepson, James Blow, stepdaughter, Jackie Davis,...
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Laura Smith Kotchmar

June 16, 1944 - August 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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William Boyd Rogers

August 17, 1933 - July 31, 2017

William Boyd Rogers (Bill) 83, most recently of Raleigh, NC, completed his journey home on July 31, 2017 to the welcoming words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."Born on August 17, 1933 in Tabor City, NC, as the third of four sons, Bill graduated from Tabor City High School in 1951, where he was basketball captain, football quarterback, and catcher of the baseball team. Many years he...
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Efthymia X. Capetanos

March 3, 1933 - July 30, 2017

"Mitsa" fell asleep in the Lord's hands on Sunday, July 30, 2017. This faithful, good-hearted and feisty lady was born on March 3, 1933 in Mousga, Greece. From a very young age, Mitsa loved her Greek Orthodox faith and heritage. While other children were out playing, she would socialize and sit with the elderly in her village and enjoy listening to their life stories. During WWII and the...
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George Lincoln Hall

February 18, 1926 - July 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Joseph Wellborn Burroughs

August 3, 1959 - July 26, 2017

Joseph Wellborn Burroughs, 57, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at home in Raleigh. A Raleigh native, Joe was born August 3, 1959, the loving son of Herbert "Iggy" Wellborn Burroughs, Jr. and the late Sara Chalmers Burroughs. Joe graduated from Sanderson High School in 1977. He earned his degree from Vanderbilt University in 1981, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He is...
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Doris Grace Azzam Zarzar

November 18, 1937 - July 25, 2017

Doris Grace Azzam Zarzar passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of July 25, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 18, 1937 to Costandi and Rose Haddad Azzam in Haifa, Palestine. She grew up in the family home on top of Mount Carmel, climbing trees, picking wildflowers, and sneaking peeks at dancing in a local nightclub. Her family moved to Beirut, Lebanon in 1948,...
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Donald Joseph Hansen

June 14, 1932 - July 23, 2017

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Peggy Jean Malpass

November 3, 1966 - July 22, 2017

Peggy Jean MalpassPeggy passed away Saturday, July 22 at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, after a year and a half of fighting colon cancer. She was born November 3, 1966 to Jackie Malpass and the late Carl Edwin Malpass. Peggy grew up in Wilmington, NC and was actively involved in school and church activities. She was a member of the New Hanover High School graduating class of 1985 and...
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John Robert Alford

October 18, 1932 - July 21, 2017

John Robert Alford "Bobby", 84, died July 21st, 2017 at UNC Rex Hospital. Bobby is survived by his wife Claire Lowery Alford; daughter Susan Alford Allen, husband Blaine, children Alexa and Aaron Allen; daughter Janice Alford Sherron, children John Dorsey and Jamie Sherron and his girlfriend Erica Paulosky; sister Margaret Badders Barnes; and nephew Glenn Badders and wife Brenda. Bobby was born...
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LaVerne Horner Brown

April 5, 1927 - July 18, 2017

LaVerne Horner Brown, 90, unexpectedly, but peacefully joined the Lord Tuesday, July 18th, at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh. She was born on April 5, 1927 to the late Paul Horner and Naomi High Horner in Bailey, NC. She graduated from Bailey High School, and King's Business College in Raleigh. She was married to the love of her life, James E. Brown, also from Bailey, for 66 years....
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Allen Cantey Millar

April 2, 1940 - July 17, 2017

Allen Cantey Millar, 77, of Raleigh, peacefully died Monday, July 17 with family after a battle with Alzheimer's with an abrupt decline in recent weeks. Allen was born in Charleston, SC on April 2, 1940 to the late William Lawrence Millar, Jr. and Floride Richbourg Millar Dunlap. He was a graduate of the Class of 1958 at Needham Broughton High School where he met his future wife, Brenda Payne...
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Harold Vernon Carraway

May 28, 1928 - July 17, 2017

Harold Vernon Carraway, 89, died Monday, July 17, 2017. Born in Greene County, NC, he was the youngest son of Raeford and Lillie Slater Carraway. Harold served our country in the US Army in Germany during the time of the Korean Conflict for two years and then as a USPS letter carrier and postal clerk for thirty-six years. Upon retirement, he worked for Proctor and Gamble (formerly Noxell...
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Lois Elizabeth Frazier

June 20, 1920 - July 15, 2017

Lois Elizabeth Frazier claimed the promise of resurrection, July 15, 2017. For 97 years she devoted her life to her church, her family and her students. Lois was the daughter of Joseph and Viola Frazier. Her sisters, Lottie and Virginia, her brother Joseph and niece Elizabeth preceded her in death. She is survived by nine nieces and nephews: Steve Hundley and his wife Barbara, William Frazier...
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Alice DuBose Reagan

October 18, 1925 - July 15, 2017

Alice DuBose Reagan, 91 died at her home on Saturday, July 15, 2017. She was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, the daughter of Bernard C. and Alice Edwards DuBose. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Owen Walker Reagan, Jr, and her brother Albert Louis DuBose. Alice graduated from Selma High School and then attended Pfeiffer College and High Point College earning a Bachelor of Arts...
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Henry Otis Lineberger

January 5, 1927 - July 11, 2017

Henry O. Lineberger, Jr., was born on January 5, 1927, and died peacefully on July 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. His parents were the late Anne Simpson Lineberger and Henry O. Lineberger, Sr. of Raleigh. He attended Myrtle Underwood and Broughton High School, graduating in 1944 as president of the Senior Class. Upon graduation from Broughton, he was honored to serve in the Navy as...
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Hemalata Hemchandra Pandit

March 12, 1926 - July 10, 2017

Hemalata Hemchandra Pandit"Shyamala H. Pandit"Shyamala was born in Satara, Maharashtra, India to a barrister, Kashinath Ramchandra Majgaonkar, and his wife, Yamuna. She went to Pune for college where she earned a BA in mathematics and Sanskrit. She later became a teacher at the Kanya Shala (Girl's School) in Satara. She married Hemchandra Moreshwar Pandit on December 27, 1952. After...
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Catherine Suzanne Pruett

October 11, 1956 - July 10, 2017

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Nagarathnamma Mattur Sharma

January 21, 1936 - July 9, 2017

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Martha Mae Barker

October 29, 1924 - July 1, 2017

Martha Mae Barker, of Morehead City, NC, formerly a resident of Raleigh, completed her life journey and has gone to her eternal heavenly home. She passed while surrounded by her family and friends. Martha was one of 12 siblings born to Bill and Rachel Stocks of Whiteville and she was predeceased by all of them. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lanette and Jerry Garner of...
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Ethel Louise Byrd

June 11, 1939 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Mary Elizabeth Roberts

August 5, 1939 - June 29, 2017

Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Roberts (August 5, 1939 - June 29, 2017)Betsy was the only child of Lillian Stephenson Roberts and Charles P. Roberts. She grew up in Raleigh and spent many of her summers at Atlantic Beach where she developed a love for collecting shells. She was a member of the North Carolina Shell Club. Betsy also enjoyed volunteering her time, especially during "...
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C. Doug Van de Zande

April 17, 1954 - June 28, 2017

Charles Douglas (Doug) Van de Zande, 63, passed from this life on June 28, 2017, after a nearly seven-year, head-on fight with colorectal cancer. Doug was born to Charles Henry (Chuck) Van de Zande and Paulette Chambers Van de Zande in Hampton, Va., and he nurtured his gift of photography at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. On January 4, 1992, Doug married the love of his life and...
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Douglass Tharrington Chandler

August 24, 1924 - June 28, 2017

Douglass Tharrington Chandler, 92, of Raleigh, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.Born on August 24, 1924 in Durham, NC, Douglass was the daughter of the late Perry R. and Jessie P. Tharrington. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Drury B. Chandler and her sister, Nadine T. Jones. Douglass was loved by her sons Jimmy and...
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Mary Woodley Dicus

March 4, 1952 - June 28, 2017

Mary Woodley Dicus, known as Woody to family and friends, died in Raleigh, NC on June 28, 2017, following a brief illness. Woody was born on March 4, 1952, in Beaufort, SC, as the second daughter of the late Dorothy May Liles Dicus and Col. William Anderson Dicus, Jr. In addition to her parents, Woody was preceded in death by her sister Martha Browning Dicus of Charleston, SC, and nephew,...
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Joseph Early Morgan

May 24, 1929 - June 25, 2017

My dear husband, Joe, went home to be with the Lord in his Heavenly home Sunday morning, June 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother Velma, his father Jim; his brother, Bobby; his baby sister, Jane; and his sons, Gary and Patrick. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 67 1/2 years; his son Douglas, his son Michael and wife Kristy; and adopted daughter, Cindy Belcher and family. Joe is...
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Amanda Parsley Worth

March 12, 1924 - June 24, 2017

Amanda Parsley Worth, 93, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Brighton Gardens of Raleigh, with her family at her side.Amanda was born on March 12, 1924, in Charlotte, NC, to the late Margaret McDaniel Parsley and William Murdoch Parsley III. She graduated from high school in Charlotte and attended Sweetbriar College.On December 3, 1948, she married George Williams Worth, and moved to...
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Ruby Lee Holmes Strother

August 24, 1930 - June 23, 2017

Ruby Lee Holmes Strother of Raleigh died June 23, 2017 at Raleigh Rehabilitation Center. She was born Saturday, August 24, 1930 in Franklin County but lived in Raleigh most of her life. She worked in the textile industry in quality control for many years. She was a long time faithful member of Pilot Baptist Church in the historic area known as " Pilot Mill Hill ", in Raleigh. Ruby was...
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Arthur Lehrman

April 19, 1930 - June 23, 2017

Arthur Lehrman, M.D., 87, of Raleigh, NC, son of Louis and Ruth (Kouchel) Lehrman, and brother of Renee Lehrman Hertz (predeceased), passed away suddenly in his sleep on June 23, 2017. Raised in Forest Hills, NY, he graduated from Hofstra College in 1951. He continued his education at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands through 1955. In 1958, Arthur graduated Albany Medical College. He...
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Margaret Tucker Boylan Gaddy

August 23, 1934 - June 22, 2017

Margaret Tucker Boylan Gaddy , 82, of Raleigh died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 23, 1934 in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Juanita Stuart Justus and Rufus Tucker Boylan. She married Robert Edwin Gaddy, Jr. in 1958. Margaret attended St. Anne's in Charlottesville, Virginia and Peace College in Raleigh where she was May Queen.Margaret...
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Gloria Patricia Russell

January 23, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Gloria Patricia Russell, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She was born in New York, NY, the daughter of the late William Daniel and Christina Guina Ward. She was predeceased by her son, Paul Joseph Russell and husband, Daniel Joseph Russell. She is survived by daughters; Gail Russell Austin (Joe) and Janet Lee Russell (Mike); son, Daniel William...
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Elliott Paul Murnick

June 15, 1942 - June 19, 2017

Elliott Paul Murnick, of Raleigh, died Monday, June 19th 2017 in Raleigh. He was born June 15, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia. He grew up in Charlotte, NC where he graduated from Myer's Park High School. In 1964, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.While attending UNC, he was a basketball manager for Dean Smith's first team. Throughout his life, he loved to attend all UNC...
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Melanie Dawn Morrison

July 11, 1964 - June 18, 2017

Melanie Dawn Morrison, 52, of Rockville, Maryland, passed away on June 18, 2017 while in Mexico. At the time of her death Melanie was a food technologist with the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA in Washington, D.C. She earned a B.S. in Food Science at North Carolina State University and also had an MBA degree in marketing. Melanie worked for nearly 30 years both in private industry...
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Doris McDade Andrews Marshall

October 16, 1926 - June 18, 2017

Doris McDade Andrews Marshall, 90, of Raleigh, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Doris was born October 16, 1926 in Raleigh to the late John Arthur McDade and Thelma Lovey Moody McDade. She was a graduate of Rolesville High School and attended Virginia Community College. Doris was very active in her community as a volunteer with Jaycees, the Junior Women's Club, and the NC...
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F. Sterling Davis

September 7, 1962 - June 16, 2017

Frederick Sterling Davis IV, 54, of Raleigh, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Duke Raleigh Hospital.Sterling was born September 7, 1962, in Germany to the late Dr. F. Sterling Davis, Jr. and Mrs. Sylvia Atwell Davis of Richmond, Virginia. Sterling was predeceased by his parents and nephew Collin Thomas McNamara. Sterling is survived by his sisters, Cathleen Davis Smith and her husband Randy of...
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Elsie Figueroa Johnson

August 15, 1925 - June 15, 2017

Elsie F. Johnson, 91, of Raleigh, peacefully entered into Eternal Rest with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico to Gilbert and Maria Figueroa from Castile, Spain, Elsie spent much of her childhood in New York, returning to Puerto Rico during World War II as a young adult. While working at the Roosevelt...
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Charles Garman Watkins

September 15, 1931 - June 12, 2017

Charles Garman Watkins, age 85, died peacefully Monday, June 12th in his home. He was born in Durham County to the late Irvine Beaufort Watkins and Treva Garman Watkins. Charles is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Currin Watkins, daughters Ava Watkins of New York City and Treva Tyson, son-in-law David Tyson, and grandchildren Treva and Hannah Tyson all of Raleigh He was predeceased by his...
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James Harry Prevette

September 10, 1924 - June 10, 2017

James Harry Prevette, Sr. was born September 10, 1924 in Statesville NC and passed away in Raleigh on June 10, 2017.He was a graduate of Scotts High School and then served in WWII with the US Army for 2 years.He then graduated from NC State, worked for the NC extension service and finished his career at Pine State Creamery, where he worked for over 40 years. He was an active member of Ridge Road...
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Edward Drummond Alexander

January 31, 1975 - June 8, 2017

With much sadness Claire and Ed Alexander of Raleigh announce the death on June 8th of their son EDWARD DRUMMOND ALEXANDER, 42, of Raleigh. He grew up in Raleigh, graduated from Broughton High School, attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia for his freshman year, then transferred to NC State University where he earned his B.A. degree. While at State he was elected Treasurer and then...
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Lucy Ward Adair

October 3, 1917 - June 8, 2017

Lucy Blake Ward Adair, the youngest of three daughters of Annie Laurie Blake and Edward Benjamin Ward, was born in Onslow County, NC, October 3, 1917. She attended Woman's College, now UNC-G, and returned to Wilmington employed as a legal secretary. While visiting her mother at James Walker Hospital, she met an intern, William Adair. They married on October 5, 1940 and soon moved to Erwin....
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Ruth Perry Hagwood

May 2, 1921 - June 6, 2017

Ruth Perry Hagwood, 96, of Raleigh died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Raleigh Rehab. Ruth was a native and life long resident of Raleigh, she was the daughter of the late, Peat and Clara Perry. For many years she worked as a meat wrapper for Winn Dixie and Jimmy's Downtown Market. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Compton M. Hagwood; a sister, Lottie Mae...
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Robert Primrose Noble

June 1, 1933 - June 5, 2017

Robert P. Noble, III, 84, of Raleigh passed away June 5, 2017 in Sunset Beach, NC. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne Marie Noble (Hendricks) and parents Robert P. Noble, Jr. and Madge Brigman Noble. A lifelong North Carolinian, Bob spent his childhood years in Goldsboro, later living in Edenton, Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Winston-Salem throughout his tenure with Wachovia where he...
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Margaret Alexander Robb McWilton

July 16, 1928 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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John Saunders Morrison

April 24, 1927 - June 2, 2017

John Saunders Morrison, 90, of Raleigh, formerly of Charlotte, NC, died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Morningside Assisted Living in Raleigh. John was born in Greensboro, NC to the late John Hezekiah Morrison and Rachel Saunders Morrison. He was a veteran of the US Navy and member of Myers Park United Methodist Church. John was a graduate of Wake Forest College and was employed in the banking...
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Rita Madeline Kaufman

December 4, 1929 - June 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Robert Stanton Forman

August 28, 1957 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Mohinder Walia

November 19, 1934 - May 29, 2017

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

February 15, 1931 - May 29, 2017

Margaret Gibbs Dunn Toms, daughter of the late Margaret Gibbs and John Guion Dunn, Jr., was born on February 15, 1931 in New Bern, NC and died on May 29, 2017. She was a graduate of New Bern High School, Saint Mary's Junior College, and Duke University. After graduation she taught high school English in Farmville, NC and New Bern, NC and then spent two years working in the Library of...
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Laura Viken Wiik

March 4, 1929 - May 28, 2017

Laura Wiik passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28 in Raleigh NC after complications from a short illness and a long journey with Alzheimer's. She was surrounded by her husband of 58 years, Erik, and her children Siri Wiik of Raleigh NC, Jens Wiik of St Albans WV, and Greta Edwards also of Raleigh and two grandchildren Kirsten Wiik and Lauren Edwards.After marrying Erik Wiik, of Oslo, Norway...
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Samuel Kindley Frazier

October 14, 1936 - May 26, 2017

Samuel Kindley Frazier, age 80, died on May 26, 2017. He was born on October 14, 1936 to the late Samuel Kindley Frazier and Mabel Bryant Frazier of HighPoint, North Carolina.He is survived by his life partner of 27 years, Arthur Raymond Johnson and two younger brothers, David Camden Frazier and MichaelBryant Frazier. He is also survived by two sons, Christopher Andrew Kindley Frazier and David...
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Sandra Kay Harrell

September 12, 1944 - May 26, 2017

Sandra Harrell, 72, of Clayton, went to be with her Lord peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017.Sandra loved her family and her church above all else.Sandra is survived by her son, Lee Scott and wife, Lori; granddaughter, Abigail; and nephews, Phillip (Edith), Greg, and Richard (Bonnie) Murray.A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Everett Chapel Freewill Baptist Church...
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A. P. Carlton

August 27, 1947 - May 25, 2017

Alfred Pershing Carlton, Jr.RaleighOn Thursday, May 25, 2017, Alfred Pershing Carlton Jr., best known as "A.P.", died peacefully in his home. A.P. was born in Raleigh on August 27, 1947, and soon moved to Greensboro, where he grew up and attended public schools. Before graduating from Grimsley High School, A.P. was active in scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and was a star on...
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Robert L. Peace

December 17, 1941 - May 24, 2017

Robert L. (Bob) Peace of Raleigh, NC, Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University, has died due to complications from ALS.. Bob was born on December 17, 1941 in Mount Lebanon, PA to Maine and Virginia (nee Rogan) Peace, and was the second of three sons (brothers Maine, Jr. and James, along with his parents, predecease him). He attended Pennsylvania State University where he received...
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Herman F. Bailey

May 11, 1944 - May 24, 2017

Herman F. Bailey left this world on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to be with his Lord and Savior. Though we grieve the loss of his presence, we know he will remain in our hearts and his ever smiling face will never be forgotten. Herman was born in Bumpus Cove, Tennessee on May 11, 1944 to Kate Hensley and Isaac Bailey. He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers and two sisters: E. J. "Spider...
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Lucius Turner

June 9, 1937 - May 24, 2017

Lucius "Luke" Turner, 79, of Raleigh, transitioned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Lucius was born in Johnston County, NC on June 9, 1937 to the late Hubert and Emma Belle Rhodes Turner. He began his career in funeral service with Pennington-Smith Funeral Home which later merged with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home. Lucius was a valued...
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John Newton Holding

June 15, 1926 - May 23, 2017

John Newton (Tootsie) Holding died on May 23, 2017 at UNC Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Raleigh. Born June 15,1926 at Rex Hospital to the late Willis Askew Holding and Louise Frierson Holding."Tootsie" grew up in the Cameron Park neighborhood of Raleigh and, as a charter member of the Ole Raleigh Boy's Club, he enjoyed sharing stories about friendships formed during his youth....
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Laura Robbins Johnston

March 9, 1947 - May 21, 2017

Laura Lee Robbins Johnston, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was born March 9, 1947 to the late George Colbert Robbins and Laura Cook Robbins of Lenoir, NC. Laura attended Lenoir High School and played the bass clarinet in Captain James Harper's Lenoir High School Band. She later attended North Carolina State University where she met her husband, Russ, and also played in...
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William Wade Adams

August 23, 1935 - May 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Eleanor Marie Kennedy

August 30, 1935 - May 19, 2017

Eleanor Kinsinger Kennedy departed this life peacefully in her home on May 19, 2017. She was born in Peoria, IL on August 30, 1935 to Marie Louise Eisele Kinsinger and D. Paul Kinsinger and grew up in Winston Salem, NC. Eleanor attended R.J. Reynolds High School and during her youth was professionally trained in voice and opera. Her caring and nurturing love for people led her to a life in...
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Florence Ruth Gargis Weathers

September 8, 1933 - May 18, 2017

Florence Ruth Gargis Weathers, 83, of Cary formerly a life-long resident of Raleigh, died Thursday, May 18th at her home. Ruth was born in Raleigh on September 8, 1933; she was the daughter of the late, Joseph Norman Gargis and Janie Holder Gargis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis D. Weathers; her son, David Scott Weathers; son-in-law, Bill Ray; brothers, Buddy Gargis, JD Gargis;...
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Dorothy Allen Swain Meares

October 14, 1925 - May 13, 2017

Dorothy Swain Meares, 91, died peacefully at home in the early morning of Saturday, May 13th. She was born on October 10, 1925 to the late John Paris Swain and Mary Allen Swain of Raleigh, NC. She graduated from Broughton High School in 1943, Peace College in 1945 and received a BA in Journalism from UNC in 1947. Dot lived a full and wonderful life of service to her family, her community, her...
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Patricia Anne Crowe Goodheart

September 24, 1941 - May 13, 2017

Patricia Anne Crowe Goodheart died at Wake Medical Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the age of 75. Anne was born in Raleigh, NC to Richard Don and Virginia Crowe. Her father worked as a salesman for Swift and Co. and as a result her family moved frequently within NC with a brief time spent in Baltimore, Maryland. While in Baltimore she met her husband, John Goodheart. Upon returning to NC...
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Charles Franklin George

June 4, 1929 - May 11, 2017

Charles Franklin George, Jr. went to heaven to be with Jesus Christ, on May 11, 2017. His life verse was Isaiah 41:10: "Fear not, for I AM with you; be not dismayed, for I AM your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand". Now his Lord has lifted him home, and his faith has become sight!He was born in Raleigh to the late Charles Franklin...
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Corinne Sweeten Stewart

December 29, 1920 - May 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Micou Metcalf Browne

December 8, 1950 - May 4, 2017

Loving husband, brother and friend, Micou Metcalf Browne passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.  He was born on December 8, 1950 in Raleigh.  He was the son of Micou Farrar Browne and Katherine Metcalf Browne and was preceded in death by his parents.  Surviving are his wife Mary Anne, his sister Martha Luella Browne, his brother-in-law Lee O. Gregory III, and his many beloved cousins...
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Dario Duvermont

October 22, 1968 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Vivian Pearson Smith

August 24, 1928 - May 3, 2017

Vivian Pearson Smith, 88 died on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Duke Raleigh Hospital.She was born in Orangeburg, SC on August 24, 1928 to the late Johnny Jefferson Pearson and Mary Julia Winn Pearson.Vivian worked for more than 20 years at W.T. Grants in Raleigh and also retired in August of 1993 from the NC DMV. She is survived by her sons, David W. Smith and John L. Tart of Raleigh; daughter, Mary...
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Renee Poulos Costa

December 20, 1932 - May 2, 2017

Renee Poulos Costa, 85, of Raleigh died Tuesday, May 2nd. Renee was born in Kalamata, Greece and has lived in Raleigh for over 70 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Costa and 2 siblings.She was a long time member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. For many years she worked at the Capital Room at Hudson Belk and the cafeteria at the NC Legislature.Surviving are her three...
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Vernon Fountain Smith

May 23, 1925 - May 1, 2017

Vernon Fountain Smith, 91, died at her home at Whitaker Glenn on Monday, May 1, 2017. She was born in Edgecombe County, NC on May 23, 1925. She was the daughter of prominent attorney Vinton Fountain and the niece of Congressman L. H. Fountain, both of Tarboro, NC. Her mother was Annie Ruth Britt Fountain of Lumberton, NC. She was married to Willis Smith, junior, son of United States Senator...
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Mark Gerald Binker

December 29, 1973 - April 29, 2017

Veteran statehouse journalist and former WRAL News multimedia investigative reporter Mark Binker died unexpectedly at his home early Saturday. He was 43. Binker leaves behind his beloved wife, Marla, and sons Mason and Max. He also is survived by his parents, Gerald and Barbara Binker; mother- and father-in-law, Fran and Bob Smith; and brothers-in-law Richard Smith and David Smith. Mark graduated...
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Jeanne Lawson Burrows

November 18, 1936 - April 29, 2017

When one thinks of Jeanne Lawson Burrows one thinks "beautiful", "gracious", "lovely", "loving", "loyal", "vibrant" and "funny". She embodied these attributes as a mother and a grandmother and a loving friend to many. While Jeanne was crowned a beauty queen many times over, those that know her best know that her beauty extended...
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