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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Brian Lee Lenz

08/06/1960 ~ 01/04/2019

Brian Lee Lenz, age 58 passed away on January 4, 2019. A native of Alliance, Ohio, Brian moved to Raleigh in 1984, to begin his career with IBM. Despite (or thanks to) chemotherapy and surgery Brian lived with a brain tumor since 1993.

Brian was a 1978 graduate of Alliance High School, where he was co-valedictorian and a National Merit and Ohio Board of Regents scholarship recipient. He graduated in 1982 from Mount Union College, summa cum laude, with majors in mathematics and applied computer science. In 1984 Brian earned an MBA at the University of Michigan, graduating ‘with great distinction’.

Brian was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Raleigh. He and his sons were active in the YMCA Guides program.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Virginia Lenz, both of Alliance. He is survived by his wife, LuAnn (Riffe), and sons David Brian Lenz and his wife Samantha of Arlington, Virginia and Adam Lee Lenz of Raleigh. Brian also leaves an older brother, Bruce, and his wife Lillian, of Canton, Ohio, one aunt and uncle, Robert and Jean (Maldoven) Hannah of Alliance and two first cousins, Carol (Hannah) King and James Hannah. Brian is also survived by his mother-in-law, Norma (Allen) Riffe of Raleigh.

The memorial service is scheduled for January 12, 2019 at 2:30 with visitation an hour before at 1:30 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

The family would like to express special thanks to the members of Brian’s team at the Duke Brain Tumor Center especially Dr. Allan Friedman, Dr. Annick Desjardins, and Dr. Renee Raynor. Brian was also grateful for the support of members of his yoga class, and instructor Julie, and caregivers Michelle and Elizabeth from Twins Loving Care.

Those interested in making a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Camp LiMRod Scholarship Fund, First United Presbyterian Church, 265 W. Beech St., Alliance, OH 44601 (check payable to First United Presbyterian Church, memo line. Brian Lenz Memorial, Camp Fund).



1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Asbury United Methodist Church



2:30 pm

Ashbury United Methodist Church
6612 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613


  1. Tammy Augsburger

    Luanne, Adam and family,

    Prayers for each of you at this difficult and sad time in your lives.
    May you have peace and comfort knowing others care.

    In Christ,

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