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Edna Matthews Talley

February 9, 1936 ~ February 25, 2020

Services will be held: February 29, 2020

Phyllis Jean Coats

July 26, 1944 ~ February 25, 2020

Services will be held: February 28, 2020

Nicole Rene Graupner

February 15, 1983 ~ February 22, 2020

Services will be held: February 29, 2020

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William “Bill” B. Buffaloe, Jr.

February 12, 1938 ~ February 24, 2020

Services will be held: March 3, 2020

Edna Helen Kluge Haberkamp

February 20,1936 ~ February 24, 2020

Services will be held: March 2, 2020

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J.D. Umstead

January 21, 1927 ~ February 24, 2020

Services will be held: February 28, 2020

Virginia Carol Sommese

May 29, 1936 ~ February 23, 2020

Services will be held: February 27, 2020

Roy C. Harris

October 15, 1928 ~ February 22, 2020

Services will be held: February 26, 2020

Annie Ruth Strickland

11/10/1935 ~ March 3, 2019

Annie Ruth Strickland, 83, died Sunday at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh.
Those of us who knew Annie Ruth best and loved her most, know what a generous and very kind person she was. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh. Interment will follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence Strickland and Jimmy Strickland and her sister, Elouise Byrd.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Carson E. Strickland; daughters, Cathy Bohannon of Garner, Caron Mitchell of Raleigh and Lynette Colson and husband, Charles of Youngsville; sisters, Lydia Perry, Nancy Wall and Emma Ollie Young all of Raleigh; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at funeral home from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Alliance Church of Raleigh, 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, NC 27616.


March 7, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604


March 8, 2019

11:00 am

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home


  1. Shondell Brown

    My deepest condolences to the family. May God bring you all peace and comfort during this time. Wonderful memories will live on forever. God bless you all.

  2. Candy Sweeney

    My thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences Cathy and the entire family. Your mom was a true lady and had a heart of gold. She will be deeply missed. May God bless and guide you during this difficult time.

  3. Linda Strickland Pauley

    From “that pretty little girl” as Uncle Carson says Aunt Ruth there are alot of your nieces and nephews that will miss you . I can see you and my mama Marie talking away in my mind as you two seemed to be buddies who married brothers comparing notes. God knows how many loved you and will never forget you. However Uncle Carson and your children will miss you more than ever. Sympathy goes to each one and may you feel Gods loving arms and peace surround you.
    Sincerely and Love, Linda Joe

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