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Diane L. Howell

October 5, 1965 ~ May 19, 2019

Services will be held: May 23, 2019

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Jean Olive Plymale

February 18, 1920 ~ April 20, 2019

Services will be held: May 24, 2019

Janet D. Hickman

12/04/1953 ~ 06/30/2018

Services will be held: June 29, 2019

Curtis “Curt” Lloyd Price, Sr.

December 23, 1938 ~ May 17, 2019

Services will be held: May 20, 2019

Eston Taylor

March 28, 1930 ~ May 16, 2019

Services will be held: May 21, 2019

Mabel Dodd Woodall

02/11/1926 ~ May 17, 2019

Services will be held: May 20, 2019

Violet Mooneyham Stevens

June 14, 1932 ~ May 16, 2019

Services will be held: May 21, 2019

Johannes (John) Peter Boehm

November 19, 1939 ~ May 15, 2019

Services will be held: May 18, 2019

Frederick (Freddie) Charles Horton

08/21/1936 ~ 05/10/2018

Frederick (Freddie) Charles Horton, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, N.C.  He was born on August 21, 1936 in Raleigh, N.C. to Ernest and Lola (Tweetie) Horton. He was a graduate of Hugh Morson High School in 1954. After graduation, he served our country in the Navy while stationed in Hawaii. He then attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia to further his education.

Freddie was happily married to Julia Belcher for 48 years. Together, they raised two sons, David and Jeff. He spent many years as a dedicated employee for Bolton Heating and Air. He became known as the “Master of Controls” when he successfully opened and operated his own business (Mechanical Controls) for 50 plus years. He took great pride in his second business, Longview Grocery Store, where his wife, Julia, served the best hot dogs in town.  Julia was loved and admired by all the neighborhood kids for her generosity of rewarding the children with a free Pepsi for good grades.

Freddie truly lived life to the fullest acknowledging always his gratitude for a wonderful and blessed life. He had a charismatic, compassionate and generous personality that fostered the vast circle of personal friends who admired his irresistible “wit” and positive approach to life. For years, he had his pilot’s license and he owned 3 planes which he flew to Myrtle Beach to dance to shag beach music in the sand. He also had a passion for classical music. His dream career was to be an English professor and Shakespeare was his favorite. He was also a History buff who enjoyed travel and adventure. His absolute favorite hobby was watching the good “ole” Western movies. In 2006, he joined the William G. Hill Masonic Lodge in Raleigh. He was very actively involved and admired by his brotherhood.

Freddie was predeceased by his wife, Julia. He is survived by his sister, Pat McClain, his brother-in-law, Harold McClain, his son David Horton, his son, Jeff Horton, and his grandson, Ryan Horton.

Family, friends and all whose lives were touched by Freddie are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m. at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, N.C. A Celebration of Life ceremony will follow immediately after the visitation at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Freddie’s memory to the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield.



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC



2:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC


  1. Brian Alford

    David and Jeff, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  2. Bobby and Betsy Nelson

    David and Jeff, we want each of you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May each of you feel God’s comforting love surround you as you move forward from this time. May precious loving memories of your parents fill your heart always.

  3. Rayford and Clara Bunn

    Thank you for being our good friend. We will miss you at Gate Way for breakfast. We will remember that smile you always gave to us all.

  4. Jane Mylum Gardner

    I know that my cousin, Judy Carroll, will deeply miss your kind and compassionate spirit. Thanks for your special bond of friendship … You were a one of a kind, Fred.

  5. Earl McKoy

    A man’s word is his bond, Fred was my friend for many years, whatever he said he was going to do, you could consider it done!! He wiill be missed and remembered by all who knew him. RIP my Brother!!!

  6. Pamela Mckoy

    Freddy was definitely a man of his word one of a kind and he will truly be missed!!

  7. Ernest "Duck" Spence

    I will always remember Freddie for his joy and his smile.

  8. Sue Freeman

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. I’ll always remember Freddie as very caring and giving. He always had a smile and could always make you laugh. He lived life to the fullest. RIP Freddie.

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