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Lawrence George Martin

04/17/1927 ~ 01/17/2019

Services will be held: 01/22/2019

David Shuttleworth obit photo

David “Jack” Shuttleworth

10/18/1933 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held:

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Leona “Lee” Ball Timm

12/12/1930 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held: 01/18/2019

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Fulton Cooper

06/12/1927 ~ 01/13/2019

Services will be held: 01/17/2019

Howard Stephens

Howard Ray Stephens

09/07/1938 ~ 01/10/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

Ziles Obit Photo

Gregory Eugene “Greg” Ziles

09/11/1953 ~ 01/09/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Melinda Pleasant Earp Nava-Rios

04/10/1968 ~ 01/05/2019

Services will be held: 01/12/2019


Norman “Scott” Bartrom

10/16/1961 ~ 12/13/2018

Services will be held: 01/10/2019

George William “Bill” Alderman

George Alderman obit pic

05/18/1931 ~ 04/29/2018

GARNER- George William Goodwin (“Bill”) Alderman passed from this earth Sunday, April 29, 2018 and will rest with his maker. Bill, as he was known, was born May 18, 1931 to Jacob Leroy and Mary Goodwin Alderman in the small town of St. Paul’s, NC. The family moved from St. Paul’s to Rolesville and then Garner, where he graduated from Garner High School in 1949. He was a standout football player with scholarship offers from Wake Forest and South Carolina, but he was and has always been a Tar Heel. He attended UNC from 1949-1951 and then 1955-1956, where he played freshman soccer. In the years in between, he served honorably in the US Air Force.

After UNC, Bill remained in Chapel Hill and worked at Western Electric, then Hakan-Best and finally at Knott and Roberts Engineers until his retirement.   He was responsible for the electrical and plumbing drawings for many of the Duke University buildings and for the expansion of the RDU Airport.

He married Frances Rogers of Roseville on July 10, 1960 and then Marie Betts of Garner on June 12, 1995. Bill and Marie loved dancing, fishing and golfing while living in Morehead City and Garner, and throughout his life, Bill had the most amazing touch with all plants. He spent hours “piddling” in his gardens, which gave him such joy and rewarded everyone who had the chance to view his work with the glorious and delicious results.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, his siblings, Mary Elizabeth Hufham and Jacob Leroy Alderman, Jr. and wife, Marie Betts Alderman. He is survived by his sister – Lucy “Sunshine” Bunch of Edenton, sons – Neil (Holly) Alderman and Scott (Suzanne) Alderman of Chapel Hill, step-daughter Donna Betts of Wilson, grandchildren Morgan, Joshua, Clayton, and Jessica and 5 nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him dearly.

A Memorial service will be held at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner, NC May 10, 2018 at 10:30 am with a visitation from 9:30-10:15.



9:30-10:15 am

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home

prior to the service



10:30 am

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529


  1. Carol

    My love to you all and to Bill as he transcends his worldly bonds to earth. He shall always be special & treasured in my heart as he has been for about 60 yrs.

  2. Steve Thomas

    When I fitst met Bill (& Marie) they welcomed me into their home. It was the best welcome I’ve ever had. In the short time that I knew Bill, I came to have great respect for him and his talents, especially in his garden.

    He treated me as a friend and that’s how I’ll remember him – a friend and a gentleman.

  3. Jim Pearce

    Jake sorry to hear about your brother death although I never knew him sounds like he was able to live life to it fullest. Our condolences to you and family

  4. Sue O'Brien

    Bill was a very special man with many talents…he will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with Frances, Neil, Scott and their families>

  5. Willette Leach

    Please know,Donna,that I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your stepfather. You are in my thoughts and I will include you and the family in my prayers. Be blessed.

  6. Dr. B.C. Raynor & Margaret Raynor and Staff

    We are sorry to hear of George’s death. He was a very nice person and a good patient in our office from 2006 until his death. He spoke often of his days living in Chapel Hill and the Carolina Tarheel teams. George will be missed by all that knew him.
    Our condolences to George’s family.

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