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James Clifton Moon

November 10, 1937 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Darryl James Heuser

Dec. 1, 1953 ~ Aug. 21, 2019

Services will be held:

Betty Z. Cowing

August 15, 1922 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 23, 2019

Oral Wise

March 1, 1952 ~ August 19, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Joseph Rickey “Rick” French

August 28, 1945 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: August 28, 2019

Martin “Matt” Willoughby

Feb. 9, 1950 ~ Aug. 6, 2019

Services will be held: September 6, 2019

Jean Carroll Kaplan

October 23, 1933 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: At a later date

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Brenda Kay Ward

September 3, 1945 ~ August 16, 2019

Services will be held: August 19, 2019

Bruce Albert Nichols

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

December 28, 1940 ~ July 22, 2019

Bruce Albert Nichols was born on December 28, 1940, and died July 22, 2019, at his home in Raleigh. He was the son of Wyatt Albert Nichols and Virginia Ruth Nichols, and the brother of Donald Nichols, all of whom predeceased him. Bruce is survived by his partner James Lee Burney and by his nephew Gregory Nichols of Wilmington, NC.

Bruce was a graduate of Millbrook School and earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was passionate about UNC sports. He was a career employee of Hudson-Belk in Raleigh, was well-known and highly regarded in retail circles, and retired from Hudson Belk in 1999 as a Vice-President.

Bruce was a long-time resident of the close-knit Five Points, McCarthy Street community, and he and James Lee welcomed newcomers and joyfully shared their home and garden expertise with their neighbors. His interests were wide ranging and included the arts, especially music, and cooking. His love of travel took him to Florence, Italy, where he graduated from Giuliano Bugialli ‘s cooking school.

A graveside service, which friends are invited to attend, will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC. Memorials can be made to Pullen Memorial Baptist Church Music Fund or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh.



July 31, 2019

11:00 am

Historic Oakwood Cemetery
701 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh

Memorials to Pullen Memorial Baptist Church Music Fund or a Charity of your choice.


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