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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:

Carmen Abarca

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

03/16/1946 ~ 11/06/2018

Clayton – Carmen Abarca, 72, passed away on Tuesday.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM at Generation Church, Clayton. Burial will follow on Tuesday at 9:00 AM at Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury.

Carmen, formerly of New York by way of Caguas, Puerto Rico, would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge mansion with a chef’s dream kitchen, and a reunion with her husband, parents, and other family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Her new job is her dream job and her job security is exactly 110 percent. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing salsa, cooking, speaking fast with her Puerto Rican accent, and worshiping her Lord to her heart’s content. She will especially love that her singing will make the angels jealous. Great music, heartfelt laughter and fulfilling love are guaranteed. The food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her seven children, 26 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren to celebrate life, to cherish each other, to follow the Lord, and to stay true to the family identity she worked hard to forge through consistent effort and stubborn persistence. Low adherence to these instructions will not be tolerated.”





2:00 PM

Generation Church
NC 195 Highway 42 East, Clayton, NC 27527


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