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Shirlow Powell

Alfred Shirlowe Powell

04/22/1933 ~ 06/20/2018

Services will be held: 06/24/2018

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Timothy Wayne Bartholomew

12/11/1951 ~ 06/20/2018

Services will be held: 06/24/2018

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Betty Jane Jordan

04/23/1927 ~ 06/20/2018

Services will be held: 06/23/2018


Bobby Stuart Ferrell

06/15/1956 ~ 06/19/2018

Services will be held: 06/22/2018


Michael Todd Coleman

04/16/1964 ~ 06/18/2018

Services will be held: 06/26/2018

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Cindy Marie Allen

03/11/1958 ~ 06/18/2018

Services will be held: 06/21/2018

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Ronnie Burton Coats

02/12/1950 ~ 06/15/2018

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Linda Mayo

05/10/1943 ~ 06/15/2018

Services will be held: 06/19/2018

Chester Lue Groves

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03/22/1944 ~ 09/06/2017

Raleigh – Chester Lue Groves, a long-time Raleigh resident, passed away on September 6, 2017 at the age of 73.

Chester was born on March 22, 1944 in Person county. She graduated from Berea High School. She worked as a hairdresser in Raleigh for more than 40 years.

An avid book reader, gardener, and bird watcher, Chester is remembered for her excellent southern cooking (pork chops aside), her wicked sense of humor, her love of a good joke, and her belief that life could always be improved (and accessorized) with a little sparkle and shine. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Chester is survived by her son, Dwight Meadows; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Kelly Gay, and daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Frank Rhodes; her brother and sister in law Leon and Pat Fogleman, and her sister and brother in law Dulcie Dawn and Donnie Philips; and her five grandchildren; Benjamin Meadows, Audrey and James Gay, and Adeline and Teresa Rhodes.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Chester Arthur Fogleman.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on September 14 at Bryan-Lee Funeral home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh NC 27604 with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Terry Ashe will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 15 at Person Memorial Cemetery, 3250 Durham Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573.



10:00 - 11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604



11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604


  1. Bob and Cindy Brown Lanford

    Leon – We regret to hear of the loss of your sister. Wrap your arms around all the wonderful memories and hold them close to your heart. Prayers and hugs to your family. C&B

  2. Deloris s williams

    Sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  3. Marti Kane

    I loved Chester; what a great lady she was! She told me wonderful stories about Dr. Annie Wilkerson and about her adventures as a hairdresser to so many in Raleigh. We shared gardening tips and a love of birds. Wilkerson Nature Preserve seems empty without Chester’s presence here. I am sorry we lost her so soon. She will always remain in my heart.

  4. Jason Glover

    I’ll miss Chester dearly, she was a great neighbor and always had a smile and a story to share. She was generous and kind to my boys, even when they were surely being very loud! We shared a love of gardening and wildlife. I recall very fondly a long hike we took around her property, looking at different ferns and rock formations. Goodbye Miss Chester, from the entire Glover family.

  5. Bill Garrett

    I am so sorry that Chester left this world too soon! I will miss her quick wit and the laughs we shared over the phone.

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