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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Walter Hardy Mills, Jr.

3/28/1922 ~ 03/18/2018

Services will be held: 04/14/2018

Wright Hardy

Wright Lupton Hardy

3/19/1923 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/25/2018

Lois Strickland obit photo

Lois K. Strickland

11/11/1944 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/27/2018

Stacy Penny

Stacy B. Penny

08/01/1931 ~ 03/20/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

W. Adams Obit Photo

Wilbert Wright “Gabe” Adams

10/12/1929 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018


Cecil R. Brown

03/13/1940 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

William Jones

William “Billy” Jones

01/18/1937 ~ 03/17/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

David Eugene Simpkins

12/18/1955 ~ 03/13/2018

Services will be held: 03/18/2018

Kathy M. Overton


08/24/1954 ~ 04/13/2017

Kathy M. Overton, 62, passed away on Thursday.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Clayton.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Kathy was daughter to the late Clarence and Vallie Messer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Overton and brother, Don Messer.

She is survived by her daughter, Tracie Creech and husband, Lynn; three grandchildren and a large and loving extended family.



6-8 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner,NC



11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner
1200 Benson Road Garner,NC


  1. Vickie Boykin

    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jane Goodwin

    Kathy was one of the “good guys”. I knew her from our days at the Dept. of Community Colleges. We shared a lot of laughs and and she was one person that was always upbeat and happy. She will be missed by all that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family now.

  3. Roxanne W Davenport

    Kathy was one of my co-workers for many years. She was a hard worker and took great pride in cataloging materials for the many libraries of the community college system. Tracie, she was so proud of you! I know she leaves a big void in the lives of you and your family, but I trust in the Lord that she is enjoying a new Easter with Charles, Don Ray and her parents. My sincere condolences to you, and I will continue to keep you lifted up in prayer.

  4. College Turnage

    I worked with Kathy at the system office. She and her husband came to my rescue during that crazy winter storm in 2004-2005. I was new to the job and knew no one in Raleigh. I rode the bus to and from work, and found myself stranded downtown. Kathy and her husband came out in that crazy weather, and gave me a ride home. I will never forget her kindness. I didn’t know Kathy long, but I know she loved and adored her family. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

  5. Irene Laube

    Kathy was Durham Tech’s cataloger for many years. She was always kind, gracious, and pleasant. My condolences to her family. I know that she was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

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