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Patrick Anderson pic

Patrick John Anderson

01/15/2000 ~ 02/15/2019

Services will be held: 02/19/2019


Carolyn Prince Buffaloe

10/16/1937 ~ 02/15/2019

Services will be held: 02/20/2019


Jeanne Dupree Johnson

08/30/1934 ~ 02/16/2019

Services will be held: 02/23/2019

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Lillian Corvi Barbour

02/20/1928 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

Fred Elliot pic

Fred “Freddy” Allen Elliott, Jr.

03/07/1962 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Sherry Wilson Midgette

08/07/1949 ~ 02/12/2019

Services will be held: 02/15/2019

Shirley Clinger

Shirley Lee Clinger

03/28/1946 ~ 01/25/2019

Services will be held: 02/16/2019

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Janice Norris Sais

10/30/1943 ~ 02/11/2019

Services will be held: 02/15/2019

Addie Mylinda Young Dorman

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes


Garner – On March 20, 2012, Addie Mylinda Young Dorman was welcomed into the loving arms of God and the Church Triumphant following a brief illness at WakeMed in Raleigh. As she began her eternal life and heard the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant,” she was surrounded by those she loved most. Mylinda was known for her positive outlook on life, her giving spirit, her intense love for family and friends, and her deep faith in her Lord and Savior who guided and sustained her earthly life. Mylinda never met a stranger and was always on the lookout for ways that she could help others. She created many smiles as she would show up with a home-cooked meal or cookies for those who were sick. Mylinda also gave her life to service by making blankets for the ‘Linus Project,’ by altering clothes for wounded and disabled soldiers through ‘Sew-Much-Comfort,’ by volunteering at local soup kitchens, and on ‘Appalachian Service Project’ mission trips. Mylinda and her husband, Don, loved to travel especially to Disney World, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, and Minnesota to visit family, as well as to the mountains and beach. She was a master cook, and she and her husband often entertained family, friends, or the whole neighborhood. Mylinda was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Raleigh where she has served as a youth leader, Sunday School teacher, Bible School director, choir member, and nursery coordinator. Mylinda had an intense love for all of her friends at St. Andrews as well as all of her family. Her nieces and nephews couldn’t wait for ‘Cousins Day’ where Aunt Mylinda orchestrated a day of sewing, cooking, games, adventures, and laughter. Her two-year-old granddaughter, Mackenzie, loved her ‘Gee’ so very much, and Mylinda was all-smiles as she had picnics, tea parties, pj parties, and singing fests with her. She was eagerly anticipating the birth of her grandson and left this life knowing his name, which she held in her hand.

Mylinda was born in Newton, North Carolina and graduated as Valedictorian from Bandys High School. During her high school years, she was the organist at her home church, St. James Lutheran and was an active member of 4-H. Following high school, Mylinda attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a BS degree in home economics and a minor in math. Mylinda’s major focus during her children’s growing up years was to be a loving and nurturing stay-at-home mother and wife. As her children got older, Mylinda headed into the workforce and was the Director of Ernest Myatt Child Development Center, and later a substitute teacher in Wake County Schools. She retired from being a home economics teacher at East Garner Middle School and North Garner Junior High School. Mylinda had a passion for teaching and kept things ‘hopping’ in her classroom. She influenced and touched the lives of many, many children.

Mylinda is preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Becky Young, her mother-in-law, Ethel Arledge, her paternal grandparents, Carmie and Mary Mylinda Young (‘Mama’ Young), her maternal grandparents, Emmett and Eslie Sigmon, her sister, Joyce Young Deese, her brother-in-law, Kelly Patrick Humphries, her nephew, Carmie Glenn Hullette, and her aunt, Doris Young Yount. Mylinda is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Donald Dorman of Garner, her beloved children and grandchildren, Ronald, Katie and Baby Dorman of Garner (who is scheduled to arrive any day); as well as Emily and Dr. Alex Brennan, and their daughter MacKenzie of Cary. In addition, Mylinda is survived by her brother, George Young and his wife, Mary Beth, and children, Amanda and Ben of Newton; her sister, Gina Young Humphries, and daughters, Ashleigh and Lydia, of Newton; her brother-in-law Ray Deese and children, Rev. Tommy Hullette, and wife Eve, and their children, Ruthie, Tobias, Oakley, and Connor of Newton, and Angel Hullette Willis and husband, Rev. Doug Willis, and their children, Ethan and Gracie of Spruce Pine; and sister-in-law, Brenda Slater and her husband Dick and their children, Scott Slater and his wife Brenda, and their son Jack, of Alexandria, Virginia, as well as Jill Slater and her sons Joey and Joel of San Diego, California; and a cousin/sister Eugenia Yount Stockman and her husband Wade, and children, Addie, Joshua, Joey, and Darsie of Minnesota. Other special family members include Willard and Eloise Brinker of Ohio and cousins, Linda and Eslie.

Mylinda’s family will receive friends on Friday evening, March 23 from 6:00-8:00PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. A celebration of Mylinda’s life will be held Saturday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Raleigh at 2PM with the burial and service of committal being held at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be shared with: St. Andrews UMC, 1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Mylinda’s family is so very grateful for all of the prayers, love, and encouragement shown to them over the past few days by family, friends, and medical staff. Mylinda was truly a person who was blessed to be a blessing to others. Just hours and minutes before she had the fatal stroke following minor surgery, she called all of her family and many of her friends to let them know that she was feeling great and how she loved them so much. Mylinda’s life will continue to shine through the gift of her organs to recipients near and far.

‘A Friend is Someone Who Reaches for Your Hand but Takes Your Heart’




  1. Edna Reynolds

    Don we at Garner UMC are just devastated by the news of Mylinda’s passing! You both are so loved by all of us who are involved with H.O.P.E. and we shall miss her sorely!I pray that our Lord will hold you and the entire family very very close during the next days weeks and months as you mourn her absence here with you. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. Just remember that you are loved by many of us at H.O.P.E.

  2. Sheila Scott

    I’ve know Mylinda since 1966 when we were at UNCG. Such a special person even my parents were impressed and always asking how she was doing. We each spent a weekend at the other’s home and she was in my wedding. We’ve kept in touch and tried to get together whenever I went to NC. Thank heavens for email where we both shared pictures of our favorite grandchildren. I know how much she loved her granddaughter and was so anticipating the birth of her new grandson. Love of family and friends and service to others were fruits of her sweet sprit grounded in the Lord. We miss her terribly but are comforted now by His promises and know we will meet again.

  3. Gayle F. Hines

    Don we are so sorry to hear of Mylinda’s death and mourn with you. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers in the days to come.Ricky and Gayle Hines

  4. Richard and Donna Landes

    DonnieOur thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I will always remember her warm smile and kind words.She will be missed but look at what she left all of us.We will never know the difference she made in many lives.Richard

  5. Rodney and Carla Green

    To Don Emily and Ron and all your family:We were very saddened to hear about Mylinda’s death. You were all so special to us the 2 years we were your neighbors in Garner. Mylinda was such a great friend to this once-young couple 20 years ago and we were glad to be able to reconnect with her recently at the wellness center. We will continue to pray for you all in the coming days.

  6. Gra and Tracey Singleton

    Mr. Dorman and Family: We are saddened by the news of Mrs. Dorman’s passing. I got to know her when I worked at Hudson’s Hardware and she was so positive and pleasant and always smiling. I know she so enjoyed her work in her church and also her many years of teaching students. She taught our daughter at North Garner and was a positive influence on her. Rachel now has a passion for sewing and making clothes and her influence was Mrs. Dorman. May God be with you in the days and weeks ahead.

  7. Tammy Yancey Putz

    Mr. Don and Family I was so shocked and saddened upon learning about Ms. Mylinda’s death. She was a wonderful person and had such a special way of making you feel like you were the only person she cared about when she was talking to you. Her kindred spirit drew so many people close to her and she always had a way of making you smile. Her love for others and her faith and devotion to serving the Lord were so evident every time you saw her. She will be greatly missed but heaven will be a brighter place because they have received a true angel! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and may God bring you comfort and peace during this time.

  8. Patrick and Michelle Byrd

    The world lost a great and influential woman. But now we hold a lesson in life she left behind that we all should strive to achieve. Always be cheerful. Always help where you can. Always think of others. She did it so naturally. We will pass it on. Our sincerest love and condolences to her family and friends and all who were touched by her kindness.

  9. Charles and Helen Cochrane

    Mylinda was a long-time friend of ours–she will be missed. we send our love and sympathy to her husband and family.

  10. Diana Young Cline

    We are so sorry for the loss of another beloved cousin.Our payers go out to you and all your family.Diana Young Cline & Sebastian &Howard Young

  11. Ken and Teresa Bailey; Isaac Bailey family; Megan Bailey McGranahan family

    Donnie Ron Emily and families…this still seems surreal to us all up here in NW Ohio. It just seems like a few weeks ago that Mylinda was checking on my motherEloise about her health. Mylinda is a ‘shining star’ and left a legacy with all those who have had the privilege of knowing her. We so have enjoyed the times you both came ‘north’ to Ohio and spent with our families especially Eloise and Willard (Donnie’s cousin and husband). Mylinda’s infectious smile and joy for life was widespread. All the students’ lives she touched and helped learn basic life skills will live on. Her love of family friends and the Lord Jesus was evident as she was a helping hand to all. Becoming a grandmother was such a blessing to her. She always shared what MacKenzie was doing to us on the phone and looking forward to baby Dorman. Mylinda will not be forgotten by us and neither will you all. May the Lord hold you close. We love you. Ken and Teresa Bailey Isaac Bailey and family and Megan Bailey McGranahan and family

  12. Bobby Caudle

    Mrs Dorman i will miss you. I always knew you were special you always ask me how my mom was doing every time i saw you walking up the street. This such a shock for me i beleive in my heart you have to be the sweetest person i have ever known. I pray for the familyin this time of need may you be joyous with god now.

  13. Kathy & Larry Tankersley

    Don Ron Emilyand All of Mylinda’s Family: We are so sorry for your great loss. Mylinda was a super wife mother & grandmother as well as a very impressionable school teacher among the many other roles she filled! Our grown children still remember her fondly and we are glad to have known her over the years through St. Andrews UMC. It would be hard to find a more giving caring and compassionate person that touched so many lives in such a positive way. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time in your lives. God bless you all!

  14. Jo and Donnie Dorman

    Donnie and I are saddened by your loss. I was always proud to be confused with her because of our husband’s name. She was an example to us all.

  15. Richard K. Scheibe

    Dear Donnie Please accept Dianne’s and my sincere condolencesfor the loss of your wife. I never met her; however all I ever heard of her was good. May God’s presence and the love of our lord Jesus Christ see you and yours through the days ahead.

  16. Wynn Jan Rebecca and Wesley Brinker

    Our thoughs and prayers will be with you for sometime. It is sad news to hear of the passing of such a wonderful person Mylinda touched all of our lives in such a positive way and she will be missed greatly. We will all miss those mid summer visits and all the joy she brought to Ohio. God Bless.Sincerely The Brinkers

  17. Steven L. Sigmon

    I only knew Mylinda for a few years at Bandys. But everything I knew about her is described in her life activities and achievements her family and her life of giving and loving as described in her obituary and in the comments of friends who knew her well. There is congruence agreement and affirmation that she was really the person she was becoming in our presence at such an early age. There was no pretense in her. I am sorry she is gone too soon but delighted that her influence and spirit will live on in her family and friends.

  18. Bob and Sharyl Monkovich

    We were so sorry to hear about Mylinda. Our paths crossed in several places over the years. We first became acquainted with Mylinda through St. Andrews UMC when she would contact me as she lined up the nursery volunteers. Our daughter Michelle had her for a home economics teacher at East Garner Middle School and I remember visiting her classroom. And recently I would see Mylinda at Rex Wellness when we were there to exercise. I will miss seeing the sweet smile she always wore. May many wonderful memories carry the family through this difficult time.

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