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William Mitchell “Bill” Wall

10/12/1925 ~ 5/21/2018

Services will be held: 05/24/2018


Geraldine W. Myatt

10/07/1927 ~ 05/21/2018

Services will be held: 05/24/2018

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Alana Joy Corey

05/18/2018 ~ 05/18/2018

Services will be held: 05/25/2018

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John O. Davis

07/15/1931 ~ 05/16/2018

Services will be held:

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Ann Laura Firminger Howard

03/20/1945 ~ 05/14/2018

Services will be held: 05/18/2018

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Frances E. Brantley

06/02/1940 ~ 05/15/2018

Services will be held: 05/19/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Loueen Slaughter Fogel

12/24/1947 ~ 05/14/2018

Services will be held:

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Peggy Lou Ford Beane

03/07/1942 ~ 05/12/2018

Services will be held: 05/17/2018

Betsy Riddle Dowd

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11/10/1922 ~ 05/09/2017

Betsy Barton Riddle Dowd, 94, died Tuesday. A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late George and Katherine Riddle. She grew up in Historic Oakwood in Raleigh and attended Hugh Morson High School. She retired from the US Postal Service and was a longtime member of the Eastern Star.

The family will receive friends from 1-1:45 pm Friday prior to the service at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include her children, Rodney-Ann Ashworth, Gerry Dowd, Kathy Wiggins and Marty Rooney; grandchildren, Jeff and Scott Woodlief, Austin and Jackson Dowd, Shawn and Kevin Rooney, as well as 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dowd was preceded in death by her husband, Furman Dowd; siblings, Mary Brown, Dorothy Womble, Katherine Tharp, George Riddle and Richard Riddle; grandsons, Mark Woodlief and Patrick Rooney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Raleigh Salvation Army.



1-1:45 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home



2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529

Inurnment Montlawn Memorial Park


  1. Linda powell

    So sorry for your loss,our prayers will be you during this time.

  2. Sherry Drake Hollingsworth

    Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  3. Terry Anderson Skeen

    Gerry I am sorry to hear of your loss but may your memories sustain you and your family.

  4. Roger Norman

    Gerry, I am sorry for the loss of your mother. No matter how long they live, it is still hard to see them go.

  5. Boyd D. Cathey

    Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you (and Kay). Your mom, Betsy, was a wonderful and special person, whom I loved very much. I always enjoyed seeing her and talking with her—usually about family history and old Raleigh—on holidays and special days. I will miss her infectious smile and the goodness she always showed. She leaves behind many indelible memories which you will always have. Boyd

  6. Virginia Carroll

    My condolences to you and your family on the death of your mother.

  7. Linda Mangum Wood

    Thinking of you and your family at this time.
    Linda M. Wood

  8. Krisan Gregson

    Gerry and Kay,
    We owe so much to our mothers,
    and it is always hard to have them leave us.
    Sending you my love, Krisan

  9. Anita Brock-Carter

    Marty and Kathy,
    I was so sad to hear about your mom. She was always loving to me when we were crazy teenagers. She was a kind and gentle soul. Love to you and your family.

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