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

Sharon T. Taylor

June 26, 1957 - December 15, 2017

Sheri Taylor passed away peacefully Friday morning after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born in Lexington, North Carolina to Stan and Louise Tate. A member of the First Baptist Church, she graduated salutatorian of the Lexington High School class of 1975. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her BS degree in Nursing in May 1979. She then began...
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Iona Eleanor DeGroat

May 6, 1930 - December 12, 2017

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Thomas Joseph O'Toole

January 10, 1929 - December 12, 2017

Thomas J. O'Toole, age 88, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, surrounded by family while listening to his favorite music.He was born on January 10, 1929 in Barrelville, MD to Charles O'Toole and Neva Catherine (Keegan) O'Toole. He graduated from La Salle High School in Cumberland, MD in 1947, where he was a star player for the football team. He also...
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James Robert Taylor

January 17, 1949 - December 10, 2017

James (Jim) Taylor, 68, of Raleigh, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 unexpectedly at his home. He was born in Three Rivers, MI to Joseph G. Taylor and Marion E. Taylor. They relocated to New Bern, NC in 1946 where he enjoyed softball, swimming in the river, and surfing. He enlisted in the Army after graduating high-school in October of 1968 where he served as a personnel clerk and...
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David William Thompson

August 31, 1939 - December 9, 2017

David William Thompson, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his home in Raleigh.He was born on August 31, 1939 in Flint, Michigan to the late Curtis Victor and Marion Sellers Thompson. After graduating high school in Flint, he completed training in broadcasting in Chicago and spent several years working in radio. However, the longest part of his career was in sales...
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Myrna Lee Smith Eyre

August 26, 1926 - December 8, 2017

Myrna Smith Eyre, age 91 of Raleigh, passed away Friday, December 8 in her home surrounded by her family. Myrna was survived by her husband of 69 years, Carvel Eyre; her brother Gary Smith of Slidell, Texas; her daughters, Patti (Tom Fitzpatrick) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Marjorie Eyre of Sylva, North Carolina, Sally Sigan of Lake Zurich, Illinois and Nancy Eyre of Raleigh; beloved grandchildren,...
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Corey Lynn Lowenstein

January 19, 1968 - December 7, 2017

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

August 22, 1944 - December 6, 2017

Jack Hillman Scott, Jr., 73, of Raleigh, NC, husband of Mary Justice Scott entered into eternal rest Wednesday, December 6, 2017. His Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Millbrook Baptist Church, 1519 E Millbrook Rd. Raleigh, NC 27609. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00, with a service immediately following at 12:00. Jack was born August 22, 1944 in...
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Sarig Agasi

September 29, 1962 - December 4, 2017

Sarig Agasi was raised on Kibbutz Rosh Hanikra on the northwestern coast of Israel, where he developed a lifelong love for fresh food, the outdoors, the ocean and his Israeli identity. He served proudly in the elite search and rescue unit 669 of the Israeli Defense Forces from 1982-1985 in both Israel and Lebanon.After marrying Nancy Sturz in 1988, he came to the United States, and lived in New...
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Ruth Elaine Minemyer Henze

March 29, 1924 - December 1, 2017

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

February 6, 2017 - November 30, 2017

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William Fay Durham

April 19, 1922 - November 28, 2017

William Fay Durham, 95, died November 28, 2017. He was born on April 19, 1922 in Cedartown, GA to George Fay Durham and Lucille Pennington Durham. He grew up and attended public schools in Cedartown where he was co-valedictorian of his high school class in 1939. He received a two year scholarship to Emory at Oxford before transferring to Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 1943. Bill was a member...
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Dorothy Jean Best

December 25, 1926 - November 28, 2017

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

August 18, 1933 - November 28, 2017

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James Richard Leonard

July 15, 1937 - November 27, 2017

James Richard Leonard, 80, died peacefully at his home in Raleigh on November 27, 2017. He was born on July 15, 1937 in Greensboro, NC. He previously lived in Gibsonton, FL for several years, and was a lifetime member of IISA Showmen's Club. He served in the US Navy on the USS Hank, as a torpedoman, and was honorably discharged in 1959.James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia; one son,...
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Douglas William Andre

January 12, 1944 - November 26, 2017

Douglas William Andre, 73, of Raleigh NC passed away on November 26, 2017 after a 13 1/2 year battle with Alzheimer's. Douglas was born January 12, 1944 in New Bedford, MA to the late Manuel R. Andre and Yvette F. (Payette) Andre. He leaves behind his wife Carole (Keighley) Andre to whom he had been married to for 49 years, daughter Martha Andre and her children Michael and Lola Ortiz, son...
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Hubert David Kornegay

December 25, 1928 - November 25, 2017

Hubert was born December 25th, 1928 to Leslie & Alda Nicholson Kornegay in Magnolia, NC. He was the oldest of 12 children & lived a full life. He passed away peacefully on November 25, 2017 at the age of 88.Hubert had the rare opportunity to have two (2) loves of his life. He was married to Rae Quinn Kornegay for 43 years & she preceded him in death in 1997. To their union two children were born;...
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Bert Herman Kosobud

March 26, 1952 - November 25, 2017

Bert Herman Kosobud, Jr. was born on March 26, 1952 to Adeline Kroulik Kosobud and Bert Kosobud, Sr. in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Bert graduated from Michigan (ND) High School in 1970. He attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton ND. In 1971, he enlisted in the US Army. He spent a year in Vietnam, and was then stationed in Washington DC until he was honorably discharged in 1973....
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Cliff M. Biram

March 9, 1952 - November 21, 2017

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Robert James Uhl

September 22, 1931 - November 21, 2017

Robert (Bob) Uhl, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on November 21, 2017.Bob was born in Kingston, NY, and lived there until moving to Raleigh in 1966. He was the son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Uhl. On December 25, 1952, he married Pauline Hohenberger, his high school sweetheart, and spent the next 64 plus years together in a blessed and wonderful...
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Bernice Mary Rich Hamm

May 30, 1926 - November 20, 2017

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

June 4, 1923 - November 17, 2017

Monell Breckenridge Bostick went to be with her Lord on the evening of November 17, 2017 after a long illness. Monell was a devout Christian and devoted member of Bayleaf Baptist Church, which she attended for many years. Hailing originally from Mississippi, she had lived in Raleigh since the late 1960s when she and her late husband moved from Alabama for his job at IBM.She was preceded in death...
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James Andrew Gefre

September 19, 1936 - November 13, 2017

James Andrew Gefre, age 81, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2017, as he was surrounded by his family. Known to many as "Jim", he was loved by all those who were graced with his presence. Jim was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Marcella Kunz Gefre and Fred Andrew Gefre.He is preceded in death by his parents: Marcella Kunz and Fred Gefre, brothers: Edwin (Ed) and William (Bill) and sister...
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Cliff Nolan Vaughan

October 31, 1944 - November 13, 2017

Clifford Nolan Vaughan, 73, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. He was born October 31, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to Scotty and Joella Vaughan, both deceased. He is survived by his wife, Sue, of 50 years; sister, Jerilyn Rock (Thomas) of WV; brother, Gary Vaughan (Yoli) of CA; mother-in-law, Mavis Sharpe of Lecanto, FL; 8 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins.A...
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Robert Owens Beauchamp

January 25, 1925 - November 11, 2017

Robert Owens Beauchamp, Jr., 92, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2017. He was born January 25, 1925 in Nashville, TN to Dr. R.O. and Ruby Beauchamp. Robert served his country during World War II from 1943 until being honorably discharged in 1946 as a Technical Corporal. He married Mary Louise Gaines on June 24, 1948. He attended Peabody Demonstration School, George Peabody College for...
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Sharon Sue Palmer

April 26, 1943 - November 11, 2017

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

July 28, 1992 - November 9, 2017

Jonathan Claude Beaulieu, 25, died November 9, 2017. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 28, 1992. Jon is survived by his mother, Gemma Beaulieu, sister, Crystal Beaulieu, and many others who also love him dearly.Visitation will be from 10-10:45am on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Crossroads Fellowship, 2721 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, immediately followed by a service at 11am. A...
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Nick Pete Caporal

August 28, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Nick was a wonderful Father to his 4 children and Husband to his wife of 59 years. Nick is survived by his wife Virginia, his children Pete, Gus ,Ted & Georgiana Caporal and his 3 grandchildren Nick, Alex & John Caporal. His wake will be held on Tuesday Nov 7th at 5pm to 7pm at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church in Raleigh. Funeral will be Wednesday at 11am. In lieu of flowers please donate...
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Dana Royce Kirshner

January 19, 1954 - November 1, 2017

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

September 21, 1941 - October 28, 2017

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Karl Robert Hamann

August 24, 1956 - October 27, 2017

Karl Robert Hamann 61, died Friday, October 27th 2017 at his home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Karl was the son of the late Hans Kermit Hamann. Karl was born in Tribune, Kansas on August 24th 1956 and while he lived many years in Raleigh, North Carolina his heart always remained in Kansas. He is survived by his son, Justin Hamann mother, Kathleen von Hagel and sister, Kristin Lea Hamann Knott as...
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Brady J. Stanley

October 1, 1974 - October 25, 2017

Brady J. Stanley, 43, died October 25, 2017. Brady is survived by his son, William and William's mom, Carson; mother, Debra Stanley; father, Randy J. Stanley and wife, Sharon; sisters, Maria Stanley and Finesse Luna; and extended family and friends. A memorial gathering to celebrate Brady's life will be held from 4-5pm on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook...
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Nancy Lee Alley

May 26, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Nancy Holland Alley, 85, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017. She was born in Stokesdale, NC to Bertha and Leonard Holland. She is predeceased by her parents and four sisters, Gladys Vaughn, Bonnie Hill, Linda Burchette and Jean Freeman.Nancy was a very private person, however she loved to travel. Nancy would always accompany Dewey on his many business trips around the world. They always...
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Ruth Kirkman Elrod

June 24, 1917 - October 21, 2017

Ruth Kirkman Elrod of Raleigh passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family's love, on October 21st at Transition's Hospice Home in Raleigh, NC. She was born on June 24, 1917 in a log cabin in Greensboro, NC and became a loving wife, Mother and Nana. Her happiest times were when she was surrounded by her family and friends. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Brookdale North with 280...
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James Michael McIntyre

March 10, 1947 - October 21, 2017

James Michael "Mike" McIntyre, 70, of Raleigh, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born in Raleigh, at the old Rex Hospital, March 10, 1947 to the late James and Sibyl McIntyre.Mike is survived by his wife, B.J. McIntyreHis family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E....
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Mary Sue Davis

August 18, 1937 - October 21, 2017

Mary Sue Stephenson Davis of Raleigh, North Carolina, died Saturday evening, October 21, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00AM to 1:00 PM at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Funeral services will occur at the same location immediately after the visitation, and interment will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood...
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Kenneth Stanley Bluestone

September 24, 1934 - October 20, 2017

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

September 28, 1944 - October 20, 2017

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Carol Louise Nemitz

November 2, 1936 - October 20, 2017

Carol Louise Zimmer Nemitz died October 20, 2017 in Raleigh. She and her twin brother Edward Anton Zimmer were born November 2, 1936 in Pierre, South Dakota to Frederick R. Zimmer and Antoinette Fischer Zimmer. Her parents and her siblings, Edward and Joan Zimmer Frerichs preceded her in death.She attended Duchesne College and Marquette University where she earned a degree in journalism. She...
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Domenica Cavera Norfleet

October 15, 1940 - October 19, 2017

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Mary Elizabeth Ayers Edens

March 12, 1940 - October 17, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Ayers Edens, 77, today, passed through death's thin veil to enter Heaven and be received in the loving arms of Jesus Christ. She no longer suffers from neurological diseases by which she had been handicapped for decades. She fought a courageous battle for her life, having faced numerous near death experiences over her last years. She never succumbed to despair but lived in the...
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Robert W. Walters

August 4, 1936 - October 14, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert William Walters of Cary, NC (Raleigh 38 years previous) announces his passing on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 81 years. "Bob" will be lovingly remembered by MaryAnn, his wife of 60 years, and his children, Bob (Peggy), Linda (Norman), and Kris (Mark), as well as his brother Ronald Walters and sister Barbara Walters, both of San Diego...
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Frank Dare Slingland

August 25, 1928 - October 12, 2017

Frank Dare Slingland, 89, of Lusby, MD and most recently, Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center. Born in Washington, DC to John and Elsie Virginia (nee Dare), he lived most of his life in Washington.Frank is lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Betty. He was a loving and proud father of his three children, Ginger Merkle (Rick...
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Mair Morgan

March 14, 1930 - October 12, 2017

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Joseph Mortin Ellis Jayson

January 17, 1955 - October 9, 2017

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Carter Douglas Kiser

September 21, 1986 - October 7, 2017

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Rudolph John Huber

October 26, 1940 - October 4, 2017

Dr. R. John Huber passed away surrounded by family on October 4, 2017. Known by most as Jack or Doc, he leaves his greatest mark on the world through the deep relationships he built in each arena of his life. He was a loving husband to Polly; an attentive father to Jenny, Beth, and Emily; a compassionate friend to neighbors, fraternity brothers, colleagues, or just a total stranger he met while...
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Shirley Davis Norwood

November 3, 1935 - October 4, 2017

Shirley Davis Norwood, 81, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was born November 3, 1935 in Lakeview, SC to John Benjamin Davis and Eula Hayes Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Dollie and Edna, and brothers, Paul, Benjamin, Ray and Vaughn. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hubert Norwood and sister-in-law, Mary Leatha Norwood, both of...
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Marvin Edwin Warner

January 28, 1937 - October 3, 2017

Marvin Warner's big, beautiful heart gave us 80 wonderful years with him before it gave out on October 3, 2017. But his real heart never weakened and it never ever wavered. He was laser focused on his family for his whole life, especially his wife Pat. Since her stroke and disability eight years ago, he said time and again that it was his privilege to care for her, and he did so with loving...
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Patricia Elizabeth Bininger

July 30, 1938 - October 2, 2017

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

May 25, 1975 - October 1, 2017

Slater Smith, Jr. of Raleigh, NC and formerly of Sherborn and Sudbury, MA died peacefully in the presence of his mother, father and sister on October 1, 2017.While living with the challenges of cerebral palsy and being wheelchair bound all of his life, Slater brought a special kind of joy and humor into the lives of those lucky enough to be touched by him. At the forefront of special education...
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Debra Conyers Fearing

September 16, 1951 - October 1, 2017

Debra Conyers Fearing, 66, died Sunday, October 1, 2017 following a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was born September 16, 1951 in Raleigh to Stanton Aaron Conyers and Janie Smith Conyers. In addition to her parents, Debra is survived by her daughter, Tricia Fearing Kolb and husband, Erich; sisters, Sandra "Sandi" Conyers Anderson and husband, Tommy, and Teresa "Terri"...
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Joan Marie Henf Brazier

August 11, 1933 - September 29, 2017

Joan Marie Brazier, 84, of Raleigh, and formerly of Northern Virginia, died Friday, September 29, 2017. She was born August 11, 1933 in New York. Joan was widowed twice, to two wonderful men who loved her dearly, Russell Brazier and George Schnitzer, and she had the blessing to marry again to a very loving and kind man named Dave. She leaves behind her husband, Dave Kimble; son, Jeff and his wife...
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Ruth N. Durham

July 13, 1917 - September 26, 2017

There is an hour, just after sunset, when all nature seems to be preparing for rest; when the heavens are telling, in the rich coloring of the dying day, the story of the great Light which never wanes! We watch the majesty of all this, and realize the swiftness with which our lives are ending. Then, oh then, the loved ones, absent from us, come into affectionate remembrance; and those, too,...
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Rose Ann Horn Stilwell

June 14, 1930 - September 26, 2017

Rose Ann Horn Stilwell, 87, of Raleigh, NC, died September 26, 2017. She was born on June 14, 1930 in Akim City, OH to Wanda Lucille (Baughman) and Ross F. Horn.Rose Ann was a homemaker, and accomplished in several artistic endeavors including being a florist and interior decorator. She was President of the Raleigh Garden Club and an active member of the Raleigh Woman's Club. Rose Ann was...
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Lawrence W. Lanphere

August 13, 1933 - September 25, 2017

RALEIGH, NC - After a long struggle, devoted husband, beloved father and "Pop-Pop" passed peacefully on September 25th, 2017. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife Joan, his parents Leslie and Eloise Lanphere, and his siblings, Janice Lanphere, Ken (Lois) Lanphere, and Myrna (Don) Nickler. He leaves behind children Jim Lanphere, John and Sue Lanphere, Laurie Spahalski, and Susan and...
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Sophie Ann Misshula

April 19, 1996 - September 24, 2017

It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Sophie Ann Misshula announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, September 24, 2017.Beloved by all who met her, Sophie lived to be a person for others. She brought love, joy, and happiness to her family and friends from the day she was born in New York, New York on April 19, 1996. Since then, Sophie relayed magic, strength, possibility, and love to...
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James Feathers

June 14, 1919 - September 24, 2017

Mr. James Feathers, 98, of Raleigh died Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at home. He was born on June 14th, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY to the late James Feathers and Rose DeRoever Feathers. He was a member of the St. Raphael Catholic Church.He is survived by: a son, Gordon Feathers of Danbury, CT; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Dalton of Raleigh, NC; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was...
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Bernard T. Engel

April 18, 1928 - September 22, 2017

Dr. Bernard T. Engel died peacefully at age 89 with his family at his side on September 22, 2017 after a year-long decline from pancreatic cancer. After serving two years in the Army after the Korean War, Bernie received his Ph.D. in psychology at UCLA in 1956 which launched his 40-year career in the field of psychosomatic medicine. His mentors at UCLA were interested in how the yoga...
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Raelyn Skye Prescott

September 19, 2017 - September 21, 2017

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Alissa Schultz

September 24, 1948 - September 20, 2017

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Teri Gayle Frank Schwartz

December 23, 1945 - September 20, 2017

Teri Gayle Schwartz, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully at home on September 20, 2017 at the age of 71.Teri was born in Paterson, NJ on December 23, 1945 to Nathan and Essie Frank. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Teri spent many years working at AT&T, although her real passion was baking. Teri will be remembered for her fabulous Thanksgiving parties, rice pudding and family...
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Albert Bernice Congleton

March 7, 1930 - September 20, 2017

Albert Bernice (A.B.) Congleton, 87, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, on the 65th anniversary of his marriage to the love of his life, Betty Irvine Congleton.A.B. was born in Johnston County, NC on March 7, 1930, the son of the late James Henry and Polly Ann Richardson Congleton of Wendell, NC. He was one of five children, and was preceded in death by his sister, Rosa C. O'Neal and...
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Mary Borcherding Whiting

January 3, 1925 - September 20, 2017

Mary Borcherding Whiting 92, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.Mary was born in Laurel, MS on January 3, 1925 to Oliver R. and Carrie Patrick Borcherding. She was raised in Indianapolis, IN. and attended Indiana University. Her family moved to the Washington, D.C. area, where she married and lived for many years. In 1968, Mary and her husband Jim relocated to the Raleigh area to be...
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Kelly Davis Isaacs

April 2, 1963 - September 17, 2017

Kelly Davis Isaacs, 54, of Holly Springs, NC passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Kelly grew up in Raleigh, NC and graduated from Millbrook High School and East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Following college, Kelly taught special needs elementary children in Virginia for several years. Afterwards she returned to Raleigh and worked various jobs until she married and had two...
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Lawrence William Akers

September 18, 1928 - September 15, 2017

Lawrence (Larry) William Akers died Friday, September 15 encompassed by love from family,friends, and care takers. He is survived by daughter Kelly Johnson and her husband Vass, sonChip Akers and his wife Marcie, son Wes Akers and his former wife Julie; grandchildren EricJohnson and his wife Aly, Alex Johnson, Saige Akers, Izzee Akers, Luke Akers, and greatgranddaughter Elliot Johnson.Red, as he...
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William Coulter Bailey

May 15, 1927 - September 13, 2017

William Coulter Bailey, known to many as "Bill", 90, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at home with family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie, sons Bradley of FL and wife Wendy, Michael and wife Gwen of Wake Forest, NC, and grandchildren Alexander, Nicholas, Lauren, Rebekah, Robert, Gabriel, Hannah and Naomi of Raleigh, NC and sister Dorothy Rhoades of Riverside,...
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Murray Gott

September 22, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Murray Gott of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Boynton Beach, FL and Staten Island, NY, died Tuesday, September 13, 2017. Murray was a veteran of the US Air Force and then went on to become a dentist in Staten Island, where he enjoyed a successful practice for 30 years. During that time, he dedicated a great deal of his time to the Second District Dental Society of NY, an organization that represented...
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Sue Hilliard Hicks

September 18, 1946 - September 13, 2017

Sue Hicks went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on September 13, 2017 after a 31 month battle with leukemia. She was born Reva Susette Hilliard in Greensboro on September 18, 1946 to parents Newby and Neva Hilliard. Sue is survived by her husband Greg Hicks, son Nathan Hicks and daughter Cari Hicks Warren and her husband Dr. Eric Warren with granddaughters Finley and Murphy Warren of Charlotte....
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William George Sherk

October 16, 1936 - September 11, 2017

William George Sherk, the youngest of four children, was born in Spencer, Iowa to the parents of Cecil and Mary (Wasser) Sherk on October 16, 1936. Growing up on the family farm located between Lake Park and Montgomery, Iowa, Bill and his siblings, Cecily, Fred, and Sally, learned the meaning of hard work early in life. Bill graduated from high school with honors and went on to attend Iowa...
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Mary Ita Daley

September 10, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Mom, Mary, Granny, Great Granny, friend, nurse, pharma/biotech professional. Mom wore many hats and wore each of them well. Born in Bradford, PA and raised in Oil City PA, the daughter of Hiram and Mary Smith. Her Dad worked an oil lease and her mom was a telephone operator. Her parents taught her the value of hard work and not to skimp on quality (ONLY BUY THE VERY BEST). Mom had 9 children...
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Beulah Waters Harris

September 16, 1923 - September 8, 2017

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Carole Anne Lamont

April 5, 1943 - September 5, 2017

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Frank C. Buccherie

July 18, 1929 - September 4, 2017

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Albert Thomas Clayton

November 30, 1937 - September 4, 2017

Tom Clayton, 79, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on Sept. 4, at his home, surrounded by his wife, Linda, and daughters Kristin Jeanne Clayton and Robin Clayton Ring (husband, Marty). Born and raised in Oxford, NC, Tom was the son of Levi and Helen Clayton. A strong, life-long work ethic was instilled early when he started laboring in his grandfather's tobacco fields at age 4. As a teen, he...
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Morris Glass

April 3, 1927 - September 2, 2017

Raleigh, NC resident and Holocaust Survivor Morris Glass passed away in the early morning hours of September 2, 2017. He was surrounded by his family and passed peacefully.Morris was born in Pabianice, Poland on April 3, 1927. He endured the hardships of life in the Jewish ghettos and the horrors of Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau. After liberation from the Nazis...
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Violet Killian Youngblood

April 16, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Violet Killian Youngblood, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 1, 2017. Violet was born in Cabarrus County on April 16, 1931 to Lloyd and Grace Killian. She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing and continued her education earning a Registered Psychiatric Nurse certification. Violet was a Nurse Supervisor at the Veterans Hospital in Salisbury when she met and married Robert E....
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Mania Starodubskaya Stark

December 17, 1920 - August 24, 2017

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Gary Clark Briney

May 29, 1940 - August 23, 2017

Gary Clark Briney, 77, died August 23, 2017, at his home in Raleigh. He was born in Canton, IL, on May 29, 1940, to Grover Woodrow and Meryle Rose Briney. After earning his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Iowa, Gary worked for DuPont as a research scientist for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emily, daughters Amanda Innes of CT and Rebecca Briney of NY,...
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William Gaston Allen

December 11, 1938 - August 22, 2017

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

February 7, 1976 - August 20, 2017

Curt Michael Floyd, 41, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on August 20, 2017 in his home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on August 28, 2017 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Curt was born in Jacksonville, Illinois on February 7, 1976 to Carol Griffin and Kevin Floyd. Curt was married to Carol Park on May 29, 2010...
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Ann Snead Walowich

February 3, 1947 - August 20, 2017

Ann Snead Walowich, 70, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She will always be remembered for being a loving wife, mother, sister, friend, and most importantly, Baba.Ann was born in Raleigh, NC to Champ and Mildred Snead on February 3, 1947. She graduated from Garner High School in 1966. She married Michael "Butch" Walowich, Jr. on June 5, 1966. She...
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Antoinette Marie Bender Chidsey

March 31, 1943 - August 20, 2017

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

May 2, 1938 - August 18, 2017

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

August 27, 1939 - August 15, 2017

Harold Austin Solomon, 77, of Raleigh, NC passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. Harold was born in Worcester, MA on August 27, 1939 to the late Hilmer and Christine (Franson) Solomon. He is preceded in death by three brothers, Thurston, Bradford, and Philip, and sister, Marjorie Solomon.Harold is survived by his wife of 55 years, Juliann M. (Sjogren) Solomon;...
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John Crockett Higginbotham

December 1, 1922 - August 14, 2017

John Crockett Higginbotham III, 94, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Raleigh, NC, surrounded by family.John was born December 1, 1922 in Portsmouth, Ohio to John C. Higginbotham II and Chloe Addair Higginbotham but spent much of his childhood and early years near Iaeger, West Virginia. During WWII, he served with the 14th Field Artillery Battalion, seeing action throughout Northern France,...
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Peter John Heckel

November 21, 1949 - August 13, 2017

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

March 6, 1936 - August 11, 2017

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

January 31, 1959 - August 10, 2017

Etch M. Blessing (born Elsie M. Lichenstein), 58, of Raleigh, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Etch was born January 31, 1959 in Cleveland, OH to the late Stanley B. Lichenstein, of Raleigh, who passed away in March of 2016 and Evelyn Hayes Lichenstein, who also preceded Etch in death in October of 2012.Etch has resided in Raleigh, NC for almost 40 years. She was a communicant of St....
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Heart D. and Virgil D. Raygon

August 7, 2017 - August 7, 2017

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

December 7, 1928 - August 7, 2017

Doris Allen Peterson, daughter of the late Aza and Bebe Allen died on August 7, 2017. She was born on December 7, 1928 in New Albany, PA. She is survived by her husband Charles Peterson, daughter Diane, son Glenn, grandson Billy and sisters Ruth and June. She was preceded in death by brothers Charles and Barton, and sister Grace. She went to cosmetology school in Elmira NY, and had her own...
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Andrew Joseph Barrett

October 19, 1930 - August 4, 2017

Andrew Joseph "Bud" Barrett, 86, of Raleigh, NC passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born October 19, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Elizabeth O'Connell Barrett and John Thomas Barrett. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Bonnie Buck Barrett and his three children; Linda Barrett (John), Kim Barrett Mederos (Miguel) and Jack Barrett (Gail). His 9 grandchildren, Jack, Andrew, Aedan,...
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Salvatore DelliBovi

July 28, 1929 - August 4, 2017

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

July 17, 1928 - August 4, 2017

Elmore Russell Snead, 89, of Raleigh, NC, died Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born in Lynchburg, VA on July 17, 1928 to Bill and Mildred Snead. Elmore served as a Marine Corps Sergeant during the Korean War. He worked in management and supervision with Kraft Foods Company for 28 years.He is survived by his wife, Brenda; 6 children, Alan Snead and wife, Jane, Deborah Johnson, Lisa Luke, Cynthia...
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Kimberly Joseph Lockerbie

December 8, 1960 - August 2, 2017

Kimberly Joseph Lockerbie, 56, died August 2, 2017. "Twilight rays of the sun caressed her rich auburn hair.Sandy foam danced around their feet and a zephyr chilled the air.Brilliant sails dotted the horizon and seagulls hovered above.Walking hand and hand with the man, she knew this must be love.35 years ago they met and somehow the trials they can't forget,But the love surrounds embraces the...
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Hugh Shaw

June 30, 1920 - August 2, 2017

Hugh Shaw, 97, of Raleigh, NC, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was greeted by his Mama and Daddy, his sister Mary, brothers Joe and James, and his beloved wife of 63 years Maude.Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Monday August 7, 2017 at Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. The family will receive friends 12:30-1:45 pm at the church prior to...
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Harry Walter Metzner

July 22, 1919 - August 2, 2017

Harry Walter Metzner of Raleigh, NC, born July 22,1919, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2017. He was born in Dayton, OH and lived in Austin, TX, Inola, OK and Raleigh, NC. He was proud of his service in the Army during World War II, and retired from the National Cash Register Company in Dayton, OH, and the Austin American Statesman. He was a great story-teller and had many adventures in...
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William Otho Cox

July 23, 1941 - August 1, 2017

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

June 26, 1931 - July 31, 2017

Paul Alan Kenline, 86, died Monday, July 31, 2017. He was a native of Buffalo, NY and the son of Walter and Emma Kenline.Paul is survived by his four children: Jeff Kenline and wife Liz, Karen Fatheree and husband Larry, Laura Parks and husband Hugh, and John Kenline and wife Mary Ellen.He is also survived by his 14 beloved grandchildren: Ashley Park and husband Eric, Sarah Law and husband Blake...
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Anne Huntington Taulbee

September 27, 1930 - July 31, 2017

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