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Anna Pabst Matthews

Sept. 8, 1948 ~ July 9, 2019

Services will be held: July 20, 2019

Wiley Max Altman, Sr.

September 14, 1932 ~ July 14, 2019

Services will be held: July 18, 2019

Mark Wilson

August 30, 1960 ~ July 13, 2019

Services will be held: July 17, 2019

Lloyd Douglas Jones

March 17, 1945 ~ July 12, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Martha “Anne” Garner

May 11, 1943 ~ July 11, 2019

Services will be held: July 14, 2019

Linda Golden Brown

November 29, 1944 ~ July 10, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Edward “Ed” Wesley Padfield, Jr.

July 29, 1942 ~ July 8, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Lindsay H. Rush

August 19, 1927 ~ June 26, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Christopher Lea Coats

April 6, 1987 ~ April 3, 2019

Christopher Lea Coats, 31 of Apex passed away April 3, 2019. A native of Wake Co. he was the son of the late Ronnie Coats and Linda Coats. Chris graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and had been working in Human Resources for the last 8 years. Chris is survived by his loving wife Laura Jean Coats and their beloved dogs Clarence, Landon and Scarlett; mother, Linda Sally Coats; brother, Burt Coats and wife Sara, along with nephew and niece, Hayes and Austin. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Coats. Chris enjoyed the simple things in life, spending time with his wife and dogs, motorcycles, hiking, breweries and tattoos. He was always the life of the party and had no filter. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday April 11, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.


April 11, 2019

6:00-8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner


No formal service


  1. Erica

    I am so sorry for your lost. We look forward to the time when we can say with confidence, “Death is swallowed up forever. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:54, 55

  2. Trevor McCants

    Sending thoughts and prayers during this time of grieving.

  3. Phil Layton

    Words can’t express how saddened I am to hear about Chris. Hold tight to the fond memories you shared with him. Please accept my sincere condolences. My prayers and thoughts are with Laura Jean and the Coats family.

  4. Chris and Robin Moore

    Burt, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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