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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Lawrence George Martin

04/17/1927 ~ 01/17/2019

Services will be held: 01/22/2019

David Shuttleworth obit photo

David “Jack” Shuttleworth

10/18/1933 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Leona “Lee” Ball Timm

12/12/1930 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held: 01/18/2019

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Fulton Cooper

06/12/1927 ~ 01/13/2019

Services will be held: 01/17/2019

Howard Stephens

Howard Ray Stephens

09/07/1938 ~ 01/10/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

Ziles Obit Photo

Gregory Eugene “Greg” Ziles

09/11/1953 ~ 01/09/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Melinda Pleasant Earp Nava-Rios

04/10/1968 ~ 01/05/2019

Services will be held: 01/12/2019


Norman “Scott” Bartrom

10/16/1961 ~ 12/13/2018

Services will be held: 01/10/2019

Billy Howell Lewis


08/10/1939 ~ 02/05/2018

RALEIGH- Billy Howell Lewis, 78, died Monday at his home. A native of Sampson County, he was the son of the late William Vestal and Lugenia Barnhill Lewis. He served in the Army and the reserves for 6 years. He met his wife, Ann, in 1961. They were married in 1963 and moved to Raleigh.

Billy worked at Dorothea Dix Hospital and Triangle Correctional Center and retired after 30 years of service. He became handicap in 2005 but still enjoyed his grandchildren, church, watching Tarheel basketball, and travel – including several cruises. He was an active member of Garner Advent Christian Church where he served as a Deacon as well as various other positions. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and granddad and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday at Garner Advent Christian Church. Entombment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Lewis; sons, Dennis Lewis and Darren Lewis (Sarah), all of Garner; sisters; Betty Tart (Jimmy)of Cary and Katie Stafford (Garfield) of Clinton; brothers, Vestal Lewis (Nancy) of Hampton, VA and Joseph Lewis (Annette) of Dunn; three grandchildren, Haley, Natalie and Kelli.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.



6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Garner Advent Christian Church, Garner



11:00 AM

Garner Advent Christian Church, Garner


  1. Liz Breedlove

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family.

  2. Sherwood & Johnnie Lee

    Ann, sorry for your loss. Billy as just a super guy. Johnnie has thought many times of when they worked together and how much she loved him. He was a favorite hers. Prayers are with your family. He will be missed but what a special angel he will be, always watching over you guys.

  3. Jo Ann B Johnson

    My thoughts & prayers for your family unceasing!

  4. Wayne and Brenda Miller

    Ann, Wayne and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  5. Billy and Ruth tart

    Sorry for your loss he.was a. Good man.

  6. Billy and Ruth tart

    Sorry for your loss he was.a good man.

  7. Edith Bowling

    Please know that I rejoice with you and your family that Billy is in heaven, but share in the sadness. My heart goes out to you in sympathy and friendship.

  8. Stephanie Young Robidoux

    Deepest of sympathies to the whole family. I’m just a phone call away if you need anything.

  9. Lillie Holding and family

    Ann I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time.

  10. Jimmy and Karan Barnhill

    Billy was such an easy going fellow. Well like and very gracious to everyone. He truly leaves a legacy to live up to. We could not attend the celebration of his home going due to sickness in our family, but wanted to express to Anne and all the family our deepest sympathy.

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