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Anna Pabst Matthews

Sept. 8, 1948 ~ July 9, 2019

Services will be held: July 20, 2019

Wiley Max Altman, Sr.

September 14, 1932 ~ July 14, 2019

Services will be held: July 18, 2019

Mark Wilson

August 30, 1960 ~ July 13, 2019

Services will be held: July 17, 2019

Lloyd Douglas Jones

March 17, 1945 ~ July 12, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Martha “Anne” Garner

May 11, 1943 ~ July 11, 2019

Services will be held: July 14, 2019

Linda Golden Brown

November 29, 1944 ~ July 10, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Edward “Ed” Wesley Padfield, Jr.

July 29, 1942 ~ July 8, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

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Lindsay H. Rush

August 19, 1927 ~ June 26, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Julia Ruth Norris Beasley

07/29/1930 ~ 10/07/2018

RALEIGH – Julia Ruth Norris Beasley, 88, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at home in Wake County.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the funeral home; and other times at the home of Janice Sais.

Ruth was born in Angier, NC on July 29, 1930 to the late James and Esther Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Beasley; brothers, Avant, John, Robert and Wilbert “Shorty” Norris; and by her sisters, Lovenia Hamilton, Christine Norris, and Katherine Searcy.

She is survived by her brothers, Aaron Norris of Goldsboro; twin sister, Ruby Baker of Angier; sisters, Betty Norris, Janice Sais both of Raleigh, Mary Owens of Cumming, GA; and a host of extended family.

Ruth never birthed a child but was mother to many and loved by all. Her Christmas Eve open house was a tradition that will be remembered by everyone. She loved to give silver dollars to the children. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at Kennels Beach. She dearly loved all her family, friends, and church family

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Online condolences may be made to www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner
1200 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529



11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner
1200 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529

Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.


  1. Dawn Johnson Hufton

    RIP Ms Ruth.. I always loved your beautiful smile and kind manner.
    Prayers for peace and comfort for family.. Especially your twin Ms. Ruby.

  2. Kaye Duncan

    Prayers for all the family she was a beautiful person inside and out, and her sweet sister Ruby too

  3. Judie Brock

    Such a special sweet lady, thank you for all the wonderful memories. Sending prayers to all of her family.

  4. Melvin and Mamie

    Deep sympathy to the family in the loss of Ruth.I spent many f u n days at her home in Caraleigh with my good friend and sister of Ruth, Katherine. Mamie Hughes

  5. Crystal Hamilton

    I love you and will miss you Aunt Ruth. I will always treasure the special times we shared at the beauty shop and our conversations about the family and the good ole days. You were always an inspiration to me!!! When you see Ma-Ma and Grand-daddy be sure and give them a big hug for me and I look forward to the day that we all are reunited again. Rest in Peace!!!

  6. Paul Martin

    Aunt Ruth is already missed dearly. Love to all the family and God bless.

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