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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Donna Moore

Jan. 27, 1960 ~ Nov. 20, 2020

Services will be held: December 5, 2020

William Thomas Roberson

July 6, 1924 ~ November 24, 2020

Services will be held:

Larry Clifton Fountain

January 6, 1946 ~ November 23, 2020

Services will be held:

Casey Elizabeth Snead

March 06, 1980 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Marvin Sherrill Barefoot

February 2, 1935 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held: November 24, 2020

Stephan (Steve) Gabriel Barat

August 1, 1946 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held: November 24, 2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Cornelia Crane Plyler

November 25, 1931 ~ November 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Lavinia Mae Britt

August 6, 1939 ~ December 16, 2020

Services will be held: November 21, 2020

Allyson Nicole Puskar

September 20, 1980 ~ October 25, 2020

Garner – Allyson Puskar passed away while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC, one of her favorite places to visit.

A funeral mass will be held 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, 200 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27603. The family will receive friends following the service outside the church.

A private family inurnment will be held at St. Raphael the Archangel Memorial Garden & Columbarium.

Upon graduating Sanderson High School in 1998, Allyson received her B.A. in Education from Appalachian State University, where she proudly became a Mountaineer. Additionally, Allyson obtained several medical certifications from Miller-Motte College. In addition to the Mountaineers, she was an avid fan of the N.C. State Wolfpack, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Her true love in the sporting world was tailgating with her family at N.C. State football games and traveling about with her brother, Eric to many games and sporting events.

After teaching High School English, she made a career change, entering the healthcare profession. Allyson was a certified phlebotomist and an EKG technician. Most recently she developed a strong passion for taking care of the elderly as an In-Home Nursing Aide.

Allyson had a love for all things musical, from treasured trips with her mom to attend Broadway Musicals and theater, to her involvement in numerous choirs and chorales. Most recently, she sang with the Johnston County Chorale.

Her extensive travels took her all over world to places including Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, the Galapagos Islands and the Holy Land.

She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Zabkar Puskar; brother, Eric Puskar (Laura); niece, Nastya Puskar; nephew, Alexander Battaglia and uncles, Larry Zabkar (Carol) and Allen Zabkar (Joyce).

Preceding her in death were her father, Joseph Eugene Puskar; paternal grandparents, Steve and Irene Puskar; maternal grandparents, Louis and Madge Zabkar.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that a donation be made in Allyson’s honor to your local Organ Procurement Organization. Many lives have been blessed by Allyson being an organ donor.


The family will receive friends outside the church, following the service.


November 7, 2020

12 noon

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
200 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27603


  1. Robin Deal

    Carolyn and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace be with you.

  2. Sarah Reeke

    The Reeke family sends their deepest sympathy to the Puskar family. As a teacher at Sanderson I remember her beautiful smile and sunny disposition. So very sorry for your loss

  3. Sherry Greene

    Carolyn… my heart hurts for you! So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers…

  4. MaryLou DAntonio

    Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Remembering all the goods times with your family.
    Love to all,
    MaryLou & Michael D’Antonio

  5. Karen Foote

    Oh my sweet Carolyn I just can’t believe this. We just chatted on Instagram. I have moved but will try to make the funeral. I will keep y’all in my prayers. I have so many memories with her and your family I am so sorry.

  6. Cathy Gabig

    Carolyn, so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter, Allyson, I am devastated for you. She is the same age as my daughter. My deepest sympathy.
    Cathy Gabig

  7. Laura

    We all love you and will miss you forever.
    RIP sweet Sistacookie…..

  8. Carolyn McDougald

    SJHS A sweet Lady!🥰🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹💕

  9. Marilyn Costic

    Sending Heartfelt Sympathy and Love Carolyn to you and your family . Blessings for Strength from your PA Neighbors from Century Farms, Jim and Marilyn Costic and Family. Our hearts are sharing your loss.

  10. Paula J. Rosky

    Dearest Carolyn,
    Sending many prayers to you and Eric and family.
    Allyson will forever be that precocious little preschooler that I babysat so many years ago!!!

    Love always,
    Paula and Jules

  11. Thomas William Evans

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your daughter and sister. May your thoughts be on the wonderful person Allyson was and the joy she brought you both. Tom and Huong Evans

  12. Alyce Holmes

    Prayers for your family at this heartbreaking time. I enjoyed seeing posts of the two of you spending precious time together. May the Lord hold you tightly at this time as He welcomes Allyson into His arms.

  13. Donna Jensen

    Dear Carolyn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Pam Guthrie

    Dear Carolyn,
    So sorry for your loss. Allyson was a family member in our last JOCO concert. I am lifting your family in continuing prayer.

  15. Janis Howard

    Carolyn, I know what to say except my heart aches for you and your family! She sat behind Connie and me at Chorale rehearsals so we often chatted with her. She had a lovely voice and she will be missed. Love, Janis

  16. Kitty Spillman

    I am so sorry. Praying for you.

  17. Connie L Johnson

    Carolyn, I am so sad about Allyson, she was such a good singer and always remembered every thing said that if we missed hearing something, she was our go to girl. Janis and I were lucky to be in the family groups together with her and was so proud of her recent solos, and quartet singing in the Jo Co Chorale. We also enjoyed the years that you were able to sing with us. My heart goes out to you and your family. I’m sure that God is using her talents in heaven.
    Love, Connie Johnson

  18. Jewel Woodard

    Mrs. Puskar and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Allyson she was such a dear friend to me and my family. My heart is so broken but I know it nothing that measures to your loss. Allyson and became very close as we worked together at SJHS and continued our friendship. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. I pray that God give you peace, comfort and strength now and the coming days. God bless you and I love you all.
    Jewel Woodard and Family

  19. Juliette Dalton

    Puskar Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you strength and peace you find in the memories.
    Julie Gunther

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