Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memoria

With its beginning on the corner of Morgan and Wilmington Street, Mitchell Funeral Home is the successor to several funeral establishments in the Raleigh-Wake County area.

Erasmus D. Haynes, carpenter and cabinet maker, opened his business on that corner in downtown Raleigh in 1874. He continued to operate at this location making furniture, cabinets, and custom-made coffins. As a maker of coffins, he became the undertaker - the person called upon to "undertake the task of the burial of the dead."

In 1885, Lorenzo C. Bagwell opened a furniture store and undertaking shop at 12 East Martin Street. Mr. Bagwell had learned the undertaking trade as an employee of Johnson and Barber, a general store that had an undertaking department. In 1890 he moved the business to 220 East Martin Street and merged his business with that of Mr. Haynes. After about two years Mr. Haynes left the business to devote time to the crafting of fine furniture. Mr. Bagwell continued the undertaking parlor under the name of L.C. Bagwell Undertaker.

In 1894, George A (Gus) Strickland, a Raleigh city policeman, decided to become involved in undertaking. He purchased Mr. Bagwell's business and changed the name to the Raleigh Casket Company. In 1895, Mr. Strickland moved his business to 126 South Wilmington Street, operating there until 1910 when he relocated to 130 East Morgan Street. Still needing more space to operate he then moved the business to 19 West Hargett Street. Mr. Strickland incorporated under the laws of North Carolina, changing the name to Strickland Undertaking Company, and began selling shares of the company to friends and other businessmen in the community. One year later they moved to 127 West Hargett Street and was renamed Wake Undertaking Company. The major stockholders of the company were Mr. T.E. Green, Mr. W.F. Moody, and Mr. A.H. Mooneyham.

Nearing retirement age, Mr. Strickland's firm moved to his home on Elm Street, and the corporation employed Mr. Joseph H. Mitchell as the firm's funeral director and embalmer. A large home across from Nash Square was purchased in 1923, and the company moved again, to 222 West Hargett Street. The name was changed for the final time to Mitchell Funeral Home. This was the first time since the business was established that it occupied an actual dwelling, so the terminology "funeral home" was used instead of "undertaking parlor."

In 1926, Joseph Mitchell left the employment of the corporation and was replaced as manager by Moncure native Harlowe W. Mims. Mr. Mims continued to manage the company and acquired shares of its stock from the minor shareholders until his death in 1955. During these many years, he became the major shareholder and under his leadership, the enterprise prospered and became one of the leading funeral establishments in North Carolina.

With the growth of the business, a larger building was needed to provide adequate facilities for the families being served by Mitchell Funeral Home. A parcel of land was purchased on Saint Mary's Street; a 14,500 square foot building was erected, and the facility opened in February 1953. The new Mitchell Funeral Home was proclaimed to be the most modern of that time in North Carolina. After Mr. Mims death, the business continued under the direction of his widow, Nora Park Mims, with the assistance from her son-in-law, Thel G. Boyette, and brother-in-law, Joseph H. (Tom) Mims. In 1958, the Mims' eldest daughter Cornelia Mims Whyte, came to work as corporate secretary. Two years later, Mr. Boyette resigned, and Raleigh native T. Wrey Watkins was appointed manager. The company continued to flourish and conduct funerals for people of walks of life in the most dignified and caring fashion.

In 1974 the building at 600 Saint Mary's Street was completely renovated and the parking lot enlarged, in 1993 Mitchell Funeral Home built a second location at 7209 Glenwood Ave. next to Raleigh Memorial Park where it operates today as Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park. Later in 2007 the Saint Mary's Street location was closed.

Mitchell Funeral Home today is operated by local funeral directors and staff with a total of over 130 years of experience and caring in the funeral industry. We are committed to maintaining the high level of tradition and excellence in service which you've come to expect. In 2006 both Mitchell Funeral Home and Raleigh Memorial Park became part of the Dignity Memorial Network in Raleigh which also includes the Brown-Wynne Funeral Homes.


Our Obituaries

John Wayne Weber

June 23, 1942 - December 8, 2017

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Evelyn Marie Becker Buettner

November 12, 1923 - December 8, 2017

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James Fintan O'Sullivan

October 14, 1936 - December 6, 2017

James Fintan O'Sullivan, 81, passed away on December 6, 2017. He was born in New York, New York to the late Thomas and Mary O'Sullivan. He was a member of the Elks Lodge until his illness. Jim was a loving, kind and decent man; he loved God and his family very much. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas O'Sullivan.Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Regina; and members of...
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John Robert Haywood

February 26, 1936 - December 5, 2017

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Randolph James Hill

March 9, 1962 - December 3, 2017

Randolph James Hill, 55, of Raleigh, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 3, 2017. He was born March 9, 1962 in Bath, NY.Randy grew up in Bath, NY and attended Haverling High School. While he enjoyed classes, nothing made him happier than playing baseball - especially when he hit a homerun at the Red Wing stadium in Rochester, NY.He went on to attend Notre Dame University as ROTC Army for...
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Caroline Nicole Fallon

June 27, 1996 - December 2, 2017

Caroline Nicole Fallon, 21, passed away in her sleep in her home on December 2, 2017. Caroline was beautiful and artistic on both the inside and out. Growing up, she received many awards of academic excellence, and people would so often comment that she had intelligence beyond her years. She graduated among the top of her class from Sanderson High School and attended college at Cape Fear...
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Ruth D. Haferkorn

October 31, 1920 - December 2, 2017

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James F. Sheehan

April 30, 1929 - December 2, 2017

James F. Sheehan, 88, formally of Newburgh, NY, entered into rest this December 2, 2017. He was born in Roseton, NY on April 30, 1929 to the late George and Katherine (Caul) Sheehan. Jim served in the US Army from 1950-1952 in Germany. He retired from Verizon in 1989 after 34 years. Jim was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, an avid NY Yankees fan, loved animals and wood working. He was...
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Shah Waly Darwichzada

February 5, 1959 - December 1, 2017

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Rebecca G. Heebner

December 31, 1948 - November 27, 2017

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Rebecca G. Heebner

December 31, 1948 - November 27, 2017

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Ayad Mansi Bekheit

October 8, 1938 - November 27, 2017

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Sung Sik Min

August 15, 1936 - November 27, 2017

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Olivia Maddrey McNeill

December 10, 1925 - November 27, 2017

Olivia Maddrey McNeill, of Raleigh, NC, 91, died November 27, 2017. Olivia was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She always faced the challenges in her life head on, with a strong faith and a "can do" attitude. She had a passion for gardening, travel and genealogy.Olivia McNeill is preceded in death by her husband James Archie McNeill, her grandson Dylan McNeill and her brother...
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Peter Reginald Laizik

March 5, 1935 - November 26, 2017

Peter Reginald Laizik, 82, formerly of Pinehurst, NC, a decorated Army veteran and loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully on November 26, 2017, at UNC Rex Healthcare of complications from a stroke. Born on March 5, 1935, in Berlin, Germany, Peter immigrated to the United States with his family in 1954. He earned a bachelor's degree from Auburn University and a master's degree...
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John Henry Pope

April 9, 1945 - November 26, 2017

John Henry Pope, Jr. passed away on Sunday November 26, 2017 at Transition House surrounded by his loving family. Henry was born on April 9, 1945, to the late John Henry Pope, Sr., and Flossie Warren Pope of Dunn. A graduate of Dunn High School, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from Campbell University. Henry served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970...
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Esther Moore Lutrick

January 18, 1927 - November 25, 2017

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Joann Vroom Austin

August 13, 1934 - November 24, 2017

Joann Austin, 83, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2017. Born on August 13, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Johanna Vroom and wife of the late Jerry L. Austin.Joann lived a full and vibrant life from the start. She attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she met her husband Jerry and later moved to the Northeast before finally...
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Rodney Wayne Boyer

July 10, 1954 - November 23, 2017

I would like to let you know that at 10:20 pm on Thanksgiving evening, after courageously enduring the ravages of kidney cancer, Rod went to be comforted by the Lord. Rod left us in an almost perfect way. After a day at the ocean, he was home in bed surrounded by his friends and loved ones who sang him hymns and let him know how much he was loved. We saw him take his last breath and peacefully go...
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Jean M. Bratton

December 9, 1923 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Florence Avonelle Wheeler

June 8, 1931 - November 19, 2017

Florence Avonelle Wheeler, 86, passed away on November 19, 2017. She was born in Dubois, Pennsylvania to the late Curtis and Alverda Harris; as a young girl she could not wait to get to the big city of Pittsburgh. Avie was a fundraising manager for the Eastern Chapter of the MS Society. She enjoyed BINGO and playing cards with her friends but most of all she loved her family. Avie was caring,...
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Adys Corrine Buroker

August 14, 1934 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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William Walter Jordan

August 13, 1927 - November 17, 2017

William W Jordan Sr, 90, passed away on November 17, 2017. He served his country during the Korean War and was a graduate of UNC Pharmacy School. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Dillon and Helen Jordan; and two loving wives, Jennings Jordan and Nancy Jordan.Left to cherish his memory is two children, Kim Jordan and Walt Jordan both of Raleigh; two step-daughters, Laura and Julie; grandson...
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Robert Scott Schmidt

April 24, 1956 - November 15, 2017

Dr. Robert Scott Schmidt, 61, passed away on November 15, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio after complications from surgery. Born on April 24, 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he was the son of the late Robert J. and Elaine Skelton Schmidt.Scott, as his Wisconsin friends and family know him, graduated from Custer High School and went on to briefly attend Carroll College in Waukesha,...
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Nancy Hickman Stout

March 4, 1935 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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John Vermont Watson

November 24, 1948 - November 14, 2017

John Vermont Watson, 68, passed away on November 14, 2017. He was born in Spartanburg, SC to the late John E. and Wynette Watson. John was the owner and operator of the tire and retread store located off interstate 95 in Benson, NC.Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Amy Carter and husband James of Richlands; best friend of 22 years, Ann Thornley of Garner; brother Charles Watson of...
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Lilia Marie Beauchamp

March 11, 1931 - November 12, 2017

Lilia Marie Beauchamp, 86, passed away on November 12, 2017 at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. Born on March 11, 1931 in Bronx, NY; she was the only child of the late Eurico and Cecile Beauchamp. Lilia graduated from Fordham University and St. John's University, both in New York. She enjoyed a life-long career as a Chemist within the Pharmaceutical Industry and was recognized for her work. She...
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James Mason Sempsrott

September 1, 1954 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Lena Blackwell Brownd

November 27, 1922 - November 7, 2017

Lena Mae Blackwell Brownd, 94, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Harnett Woods Healthcare in Dunn, NC. Born on November 27, 1922 in Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Bertie Parham Blackwell and wife of the late Elton Elric "Bud" Brownd.Lena loved her Lord. As a member of Ephesus Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school, missions, studied the Bible and was a...
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Clifford Ray Grosvenor

February 26, 1926 - November 5, 2017

Clifford Ray Grosvenor, 91, passed away on November 5, 2017. He was the son of the late Robert Parker Grosvenor and Edna Bertha Grosvenor of Chester, IL. Mr. Grosvenor served in the Army Engineers in World War II. He was a retired mechanical engineer and sales executive, receiving his education at the Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA, Jefferson College and Washington University, St. Louis,...
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Robert Claude Younce

September 20, 1926 - November 3, 2017

Robert Claude "Bob" Younce, Sr. died on November 3, 2017. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 20, 1926, to Rev. William Claude Younce and Hannah Scheu Younce. The family moved to Mount Vernon, KY where Bob grew up.During World War II he joined the Navy Seabees, serving in the South Pacific. After returning from the war, he owned a Lincoln Mercury dealership in Richmond, KY until...
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Lester Bernard Walters

April 27, 1923 - October 30, 2017

Lester B. Walters, 94, of Raleigh, died Monday, October 30, 2017 at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield NC. Born April 27, 1923, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary F. Walters, parents Henry and Amy Walters, several siblings, his son-in-law Frank Cameron, and his great granddaughter McKenna Ward. He was one of 7 children and retired from Southern Builders and Koppers as a wood working...
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Marjorie Joy Ghobrial

December 11, 1952 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Evelyn West Dixon

February 4, 1930 - October 23, 2017

Evelyn West Dixon, 87, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Born on February 4, 1930 in Rocky Mount; she was one of six children to the late Milton Dupree West and Cora Register West and wife of the late Walter Everette Dixon, Sr.Evelyn and Walter were active members of Raleigh First Assembly prior to their health restrictions. She was an office manager and bookkeeper...
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Linda Corbett Paschall

May 8, 1946 - October 19, 2017

Linda Corbett Paschall, 71, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh. Born on May 8, 1946 in Raleigh; she was the daughter of the late James Corbett Sr. and Lou Ester Rhodes Corbett. Linda loved her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 53 years: Robert M. Paschall, Sr.; son: Robert M. Paschall Jr. and...
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Connie Faye Robinson

April 8, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Connie H. Robinson, 69, passed away on October 17, 2017. She was born in Chattanooga, TN to the late Ben Hudson and Myrtle Lewis. Connie was a residential Real Estate Agent in the late 1970's and maintained a broker license for 47 years. She co-founded R.L Robinson and Associates and retired in 2012. Connie was a member of Christ Baptist Church and the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. ...
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Rebecca Lea Thrift-Parliman

September 21, 1950 - October 15, 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Lea Thrift-Parliman passed peacefully on October 15, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. Born on September 21, 1950; she was the second of four daughters to Clem Rayborn and Virginia Lea Thrift. She is survived by her loving husband: Andrew Parliman, of Wake Forest; her father: Clem Thrift and his wife Kathryn, of Dallas, Texas; two sisters: Claudia Thrift and Deborah Hester, of Raleigh; two...
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Willie Honeycutt Kelly

June 12, 1927 - October 15, 2017

Willie Honeycutt Kelly, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Rosewood Health Center at The Cypress in Raleigh. Born on June 12, 1927 in Raleigh; she was the daughter of the late Otis Linwood Honeycutt, Sr. and Lizzie Cooley Honeycutt and wife of the late Quinton Joseph Kelly.Willie and Quinton were married on February 17, 1951 and were about to celebrate their 50th Wedding...
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Roy Leston Stamper

April 8, 1921 - October 14, 2017

Roy Leston Stamper, 96, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. Born on April 8, 1921 in Comers Rock, Virginia, Roy was the son of the late Lee Peyton Stamper and Dollie Cornett Stamper. As a young boy, he walked two miles from the family farm to the one room Bethel School, and then graduated from Elk Creek High School. During World War II, Roy served as...
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Y. Yoh Rahlan

March 27, 1950 - October 9, 2017

Y Yoh Rahlan, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the home of his daughter Hluen Siu (Bun) in Raleigh. He was born on March 27, 1950 in Vietnam. His time in Vietnam was very short. He fled Vietnam for the security of his family in 1975 to the jungles of Cambodia. He joined the group (FURLO), a French acronym for the United Liberation Front for the Oppressed Races, a group...
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William Maxwell Kiger

September 7, 1927 - October 9, 2017

William "Bill" Kiger, of Springmoor Drive in Raleigh, passed away peacefully on October 9. He was predeceased by his wife of over 45 years, Ann Crabtree Kiger.Bill served in the U S Army for two years as a special agent in the Counter Intelligence Corps in Korea. He returned from the service and attended Duke University where he graduated in 1952, and then began a lifelong career in...
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Shirley O'dell Murray

July 17, 1934 - October 7, 2017

Shirley O'dell Murray, 83, passed away on October 7, 2017 at WakeMed in Raleigh. Born on July 17, 1934 in Roanoke Rapids, NC; she was the daughter of John Claude O'dell and Sallie West O'dell. Moving to Raleigh, Shirley worked with Wachovia and married William George Murray. She enjoyed being a homemaker until his death in 1983.Active as a volunteer with her children's schools and with her...
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Cornelia Crabtree Tilley

July 24, 1927 - October 6, 2017

Cornelia (Jenny) Crabtree Tilley, 90, of Raleigh, passed away October 6, 2017. She was born in Durham County, NC to the late Robert and Nanny Crabtree on July 24, 1927.Jenny was the loving and devoted wife of the late George (Buck) Tilley. She is survived by her loving children; Jerry (Patsy) Tilley and David (Nancy) Tilley. Jenny is also survived by 6 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren as...
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Joy Mills Lynn

September 20, 1935 - October 4, 2017

Joy M. Lynn was born in Raleigh, NC to Robert and Hazel Mills on September 20, 1935. She is survived by her husband Victor Lynn who currently resides in Wake Forest. Her children are Terry Thomas of Wake Forest, and Dr. Russell Thomas who lives in Willard, NC with his wife Karen; also step-children Kay Bailey and her husband Dean who live in Raleigh and Vic Lynn Jr. with wife Cindy live in...
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Walter Wiley Lynn

January 7, 1946 - September 28, 2017

Walter Wiley "Sam" Lynn, of Raleigh, passed away surrounded by family at his home, Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born at Rex hospital in Raleigh to the late Walter (Jack) Lynn Jr. and Aline Alma (Poole) Lynn.Sam attended Cary High School before joining the United States Army, in which he spent 20 years serving before retiring. San worked for various companies as a driver including Thurston...
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Joy Hicks Miller

April 16, 1955 - September 27, 2017

My Dearest mother, Joy Hicks Miller, 62 of Raleigh, went home on September 27, 2017 after her battle with cancer. My mother was born to the late James and Lois Hicks on April 16, 1955 in Lee County. My mom began blessing the world with her grace and unconditional love. Her smile brought joy and warmth to your heart and soul. My grandparents James & Lois Hicks raised a very independent,...
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Jose Orestes Cesar

March 10, 1925 - September 27, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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George Anthony Snead

August 25, 1926 - September 25, 2017

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Janet Weir Null

April 17, 1921 - September 25, 2017

Janet Weir Null, 96, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 25 at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, NC. She was born to Frank Wilmer and Ethel Weir on April 17, 1921 on a farm in Ivyland, Bucks County, Pa., the fourth of six children. Janet was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Frank Whitey Null . She...
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Frances Inez Woodlief

February 11, 1928 - September 24, 2017

Frances Inez Newton Woodlief, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 24, 2017 after a brief illness. She was a loving mother, grandma, and great-banny to her family.She is survived by a daughter, Judy Woodlief Heath of Raleigh, NC, a sister, Barbara Perkins of Winter Haven, FL, two grandchildren, Teresa W. Miller (Barry) of Creedmoor, NC, and Derek Wheeler of Raleigh, NC. She...
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Ruth Mary Smith

December 21, 1930 - September 24, 2017

Ruth Mary Smith, 86, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 24, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Ruth was born to the late Franklin and Frieda Brethauer in Pittsburgh, PA on December 21, 1930. She attended Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh and worked in...
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Billie Jo Bray

November 13, 1933 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Christopher G. Carter

September 8, 1967 - September 20, 2017

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Jean Bryland

October 24, 1945 - September 20, 2017

Jean Bryland of Raleigh, NC passed away on September 20, 2017, after a courageous six month battle with cancer. Born on October 24, 1945 in Orlando, Florida; She was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Land and Margaret Land Sauls.Jean dearly enjoyed music, dancing, golf and tending to her furry pets. Jean also enjoyed spending time at her lake house and time with friends and family. Jean was...
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Felonese Bowie Anderson

June 11, 1925 - September 16, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Clayton Thomas Golden

August 31, 1930 - September 16, 2017

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James Gordon Ajac

October 15, 1935 - September 16, 2017

James Gordon Ajac, age 81, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 with family by his side. He was born October 15, 1935 in Hanover, PA to Dr. John Clarence Ajac and Lily Wilson Ajac. He grew up in Miami FL and in 1970 moved to Raleigh, NC. He graduated from Coral Gables High School (1954), attended University of Miami and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He served in the US Air Force...
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Leonard Earl Sanders

November 20, 1951 - September 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Aesha Hussaini

May 4, 1937 - September 14, 2017

Family will receive friends on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 11:00 am until 12 Noon at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue). A formal procession to the Graveside Service will be begin at 12 Noon to Raleigh Memorial Park, adjoining the funeral home.A Funeral Service will then be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Mitchell Funeral Home, with a reception to follow until 5:00...
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Murrell Kenneth Parker

December 8, 1931 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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William Carl Penci

November 5, 2000 - September 13, 2017

William Carl "Will" Penci, 16, passed away on September 13, 2017 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born on November 5, 2000 in Newport News, Virginia; he was the cherished son of Richard William Penci and Patricia Morrissette Penci, of Raleigh. Will attended York Elementary School, Daniels Middle School, Leesville Road Middle School and currently was a Junior at Leesville Road High School. He...
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Cathryne Price Richbourg

November 9, 1921 - September 12, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Patricia Smith Powell

October 28, 1932 - September 11, 2017

Patricia Smith Powell went home to be with the Lord on September 11, 2017. She was born on October 28, 1932 in Newport, Rhode Island to the late Clyde and Emily Smith, of Hickory, North Carolina. Pat is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jack Stallings Powell; a daughter, Jacqueline Sue Powell; a daughter-in-law, Lynette Jennings Powell; and by a brother, Clyde Smith, Jr.Left to...
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Joan E. Slater Alward

October 9, 1939 - September 9, 2017

Joan E. Alward (Slater), 77, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully at her home, after a long illness, surrounded by her family on September 9, 2017. Joan was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother.She was born in Kingston, NY to the late Robert A. Slater and Edith Slater Clark. Joan was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1957. After graduating she moved to New York City...
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Crystal Harris Sollinger

October 27, 1969 - September 8, 2017

Crystal Faith Harris Sollinger, 47, died Friday, September 8, 2017 doing what she loved - caring for her patients on board Duke Life Flight as their nurse. Born on October 27, 1969 in Wake County; she was the daughter of the late Henry Matthew Harris and Carolyn Joyce Hardy Harris. Crystal graduated from Garner High School and earned her BS in Nursing from Atlantic Christian College. She began...
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Della Deloris Woods

June 2, 1943 - September 8, 2017

Della Deloris WoodsJune 2, 1943 - September 8, 2017Surrounded by family at her bedside, Della Deloris Woods, age 74, passed away on September 8, 2017, when the single kidney she was born with failed. She is survived by: her sister, June Joseph; by her husband of 52 years, Gerald Woods; by her son, Charles G. Woods with his wife Marsha Woods; by her daughter, Kathryn Fogg with her husband, Paul...
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Laurence Michael Giacobbe

October 13, 1946 - September 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Inez Elliott Fuller

January 18, 1924 - September 6, 2017

Inez Elliott Fuller, 93, died September 6, 2017. She was born on January 18, 1924 in Charlotte, the daughter of the late Luther Onslow Elliott and Belle Nixon Elliott. She was a graduate of Rex Hospital School of Nursing where she trained as a U.S. Cadet Nurse during WWII. As a registered nurse, her career was primarily one of private duty in association with several hospitals and office nursing...
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Min Zhou

March 5, 1957 - September 4, 2017

Michael Min Zhou, 60, of Cary, NC, passed away on September 4, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion Hospice Home in Durham. He was born on March 5, 1957 in China to Jing Yu Zhou and De Ying Li. Michael graduated from HuGuang Middle and High School and graduated with a BS in Analytical Chemistry from East China University of Sciences & Technology, all in Shanghai, China. Michael worked as a Chief...
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Effie Jones Bunn

January 27, 1923 - September 1, 2017

Effie Jones Bunn, 94, passed away on September 1, 2017 in the comfort of her home. Born on January 27, 1923 in Wayne County; she was the daughter of the late George and Estelle Sasser Jones and wife of the late Marvin Bunn.Effie was known as a true southern lady, a talented seamstress with Royals Reweaving and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.She is lovingly remembered by her daughter:...
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John W. Herron

April 17, 1940 - August 31, 2017

John W. Herron, 77, of Raleigh, NC, died Thursday August 31st at home. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 17th, 1940 to Mildred (Shaw) Herron and Donald Wilson Herron. John graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, and then graduated with a BS in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. John worked at Westinghouse Electric in the early 1960s, and then left to attend...
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William Francis Webber

October 8, 1943 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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George Dyer McCoy

November 28, 1947 - August 23, 2017

George Dyer McCoy, 69, passed away on August 23, 2017 in Raleigh, NC, after fighting pancreatic cancer. George was born on November 28, 1947 to Sam and Anna McCoy in Orlando, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents and an older brother, Richard.He is survived by his husband, Phillip R. Poovey; sisters Emily (Skip) Wilson and Carol Lockett; sisters-in-law Diane McCoy Moore and Susan Lake (Bob)...
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Ronald E. Jones

November 3, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Ronald "Ron" Everette Jones, 77, of Raleigh, went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness. He was born in Johnston County, NC to the late Everette and Bernice (Starling) Jones.Ron is survived by Judith Carr, his devoted wife of 29 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.The family will receive friends on...
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Firooz Frank Bordbar

August 3, 1928 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Lester Oneil Lindley

June 11, 1934 - August 22, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Nada McBeth Galletta

March 15, 1933 - August 21, 2017

Nada McBeth Galletta, 84, died on August 21, 2017 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, North Carolina.She was born in Payson, Utah, the daughter of Charles Elmer McBeth and Gay Thomas McBeth. Mrs. Galletta was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Gene John Galletta, and by her sister, Gail Stewart. Mrs. Galletta is survived by her daughter Rosanne Galletta of Laurel, Maryland, and her son...
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Rebecca Jones Massey

October 17, 1938 - August 19, 2017

Rebecca (Becky) Jones Massey was here one minute and then suddenly in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived her life as a testimony of her immense love for Him and was unashamed to share her faith with anyone who would allow her to do so. She was a faithful member of North Ridge Bible Chapel for many years. A native of Raleigh, Becky was a 1956 graduate of Broughton High School and...
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John Norris Miller

September 27, 1930 - August 18, 2017

John Norris Miller, 86, passed away after a brief illness on August 18, 2017. Born on September 27, 1930 in Salisbury, NC; he was the son of the late Clyde Luther Miller and Maude Norris Miller. John graduated from Boyden High School, attended Catawba College and served honorably in the US Army. He owned and operated Buffalo Tire & Automotive and Tires-n-Parts for over 40 years in downtown...
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Charles Calvin Blanschan

September 5, 1942 - August 15, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Calvin Blanschan, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2017 at Springbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton. Born on September 5, 1942 in Kingston, NY; he was the son of the late Charles Calvin Blanschan and Mary Robinson Blanschan and brother of the late Virginia Hamilton.After high school graduation, Chuck married Carolyn Brutowski. They enjoyed 58 years...
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McKay Lee Pettus

March 14, 1934 - August 14, 2017

McKay "Mick" Lee Pettus, Jr., 83, passed away peacefully and in the comfort of his home on Monday morning, August 14, 2017. Born on March 14, 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas; he was the son of the late McKay L. Pettus Sr. and Zelda Carmichael Pettus. Following his high school graduation, Mick joined the US Marine Corps and served honorably during the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart Medal...
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Gaither Cramer Davis

January 25, 1932 - August 12, 2017

G.C. Davis Jr.January 25, 1932-August 12, 2017Gaither Cramer (G.C.) Davis died August 12, 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 85.G.C. grew up in Winston-Salem, graduating from Reynolds High School in 1950. He attended Appalachian State Teachers College, earning academic distinctions, serving as vice president of student government and working as sports editor of the newspaper....
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Thomas Newton Hobgood

September 28, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Thomas N. Hobgood, Jr., 89, passed away on August 12, 2017. He was born in Granville Co., NC to the late Thomas N. Hobgood and Josephine Daniel Hobgood. Tom will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Tom served in both the Navy and Army, including active duty in Korea. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from NC State University, and his PhD from Florida...
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Daniel Edward Proctor

October 22, 1943 - August 11, 2017

Daniel E. Proctor, age 73, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving wife on August 11, 2017. He is the son of the late Earl E. and Evelyn B. Proctor of Wood River, Illinois.He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Vonna M. (Lawrence) Proctor. Loving father of Barbara P. Morgan and husband Loren D. Morgan, Shannon M. Nystrom and husband Erik D. Nystrom, and godfather to Jackie...
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Rodger Jerry Sage

October 5, 1971 - August 10, 2017

Rodger Jerry Sage, 45, passed away on August 10, 2017. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia on October 5, 1971; son of Gloria Stutler, of Roanoke, VA and the late Roger Jerry Sage. Rodger was raised in Southern California, along with his brother, James Sage, of Roanoke, VA and served honorably in the US Army, as infantry. He worked within the restaurant business for many years prior to earning his...
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Rose Stephenson Hollingsworth

January 27, 1924 - August 10, 2017

Maytle Rose Stephenson Hollingsworth, 93, went home to be with the Lord on August 10, 2017. She was born near McGee's Crossroads in Johnston County on January 27, 1924 to the late William Paul Sr., and Maytle Johnson Stephenson, and is survived by her loving husband, "Holly," of nearly 67 years, Leon M. Hollingsworth; daughter, Paula Williams (Richard); son, Gary Hollingsworth (Linda); daughter,...
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Michelle Angela Zavala

August 12, 2015 - August 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
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Brian Paul Carle

January 24, 1962 - August 4, 2017

Our beloved brother Brian Paul Carle, 55, passed away quietly in his home in Denver, N.C. on August 4, 2017, after a long battle with illness. He was born Jan. 24th, 1962 in Johnson City, New York, to the late Kenneth V. Carle and Florence A. Carle. Brian graduated from Athens Drive High School, Raleigh, N.C. and attended East Carolina State University. He was a construction field manager and...
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Leon G. Westbrook

August 8, 1925 - July 30, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Nancy Brown Stroud

March 6, 1945 - July 30, 2017

Nancy Stroud, entered the Church Triumphant on Sunday morning, July 30, surrounded by loved ones. With sure and certain hope in the resurrection, we commend Nancy to the eternal care of God and give thanks for her life. Nancy was in Sales for 37 years working for Grey and Creech, Ikon, Tereck Office Solutions, Canon Solutions America and finally Accent Imaging. Nancy retired in May of this year....
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Stephen Douglas King

July 5, 1961 - July 29, 2017

Stephen D. King, of Raleigh NC left us on July 29th, 2017. He passed at home, just steps away from his prized garden full of tomatoes and cucumbers. Steve was a man of many talents and passions. Making and appreciating music was a particular mainstay in his too short life. Creative since childhood, Steve was an award winning graphic designer and gifted photographer. He loved art, a cold craft...
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Michael Leonard Harris

June 19, 1976 - July 26, 2017

Michael Leonard Harris, 41, passed away on July 26, 2017. Born on June 19, 1976 in Roanoke, VA, he was the son of Leonard and Peggy Harris. Michael graduated from Radford University with a degree in Business Administration.Michael enjoyed fishing, hiking and bike riding. He was employed as a sales representative with DHL Global Forwarding. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jessica Harris...
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Deva J. Buttram

December 11, 1943 - July 26, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Robert Glenn Thomas

April 21, 1955 - July 26, 2017

Robert Glenn Thomas, 62, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017 in Marietta, GA. Born on April 21, 1955 in Shreveport, LA, he was the son of the late Harry Jones Thomas and Claire Alexander Thomas. Rob attended Jordan High School in Durham, NC. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid UNC Tar Heels fan. He was employed for ten years with Harris Incorporated of Durham where he received Salesman...
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Edna Johnson Wilson

July 1, 1921 - July 25, 2017

Our sweet mother was the glue that held our large extended family together. On July 25, 2017, twenty four days after celebrating her 96th birthday, she lost her grip and peacefully slipped away. One of nine children, Edna Johnson Wilson grew up on a small farm in Sampson County, NC in a close-knit family that pulled together and survived the Great Depression. Always frugal but eternally...
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Norma Warren Davis

September 21, 1937 - July 24, 2017

Norma Warren Davis, 79, peacefully passed away on July 24, 2017 into the presence of her Lord and Savior. She was born on September 21, 1937 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to her parents, Walter and Beatrice Warren. Norma was devoted to her family. She was the glue which kept everyone together, especially all the phone calls to the relatives. She loved to cook, read and enjoyed all of her animals. She...
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Curtis Anthony Gallaway

February 6, 1960 - July 23, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Curtis Anthony Gallaway

February 6, 1960 - July 23, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home.
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Pauline Reavis Keggereis

July 14, 1924 - July 23, 2017

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LuAnn Robinson Self

December 19, 1956 - July 23, 2017

MEMORIAL DONATIONS:In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations on behalf of LuAnn Self to: http://raleighlungeforward.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1173244&lis=0&kntae1173244=26D820EDB1DE45AFA5309D9684B508F0&team=6951881LuAnn Robinson Self, or Nanny as she was known to her 12 grandchildren, bravely fought a very aggressive form of lung cancer over the last 2...
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