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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

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Lindsay H. Rush

August 19, 1927 ~ June 26, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Clarence Poole

October 13, 1924 ~ April 30, 2019

Clarence Poole passed away on April 30, 2019 at the age of 94. He was born and raised in Raleigh and lived here all his life except for his service in the US Air Force during World War II. Clarence along with his father and brother owned and operated Poole Plumbing Company in Raleigh until 1993. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge in Raleigh and a member of the Shriners.

Clarence is preceded in death by his mother and father, Marvin and Florence Poole, his wife, Catherine Caviness, his sister Dorothy Orrell, his brother James A. Poole and his long time lady friend, Lola Horton.

Survivors include his sisters Betty Lou Odham and Ann Poole and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation with the family is scheduled for 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

A grave side service will be held Thursday May 2, 2019 at 2pm at Montlawn Cemetery, 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Carolina at 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC 27513. Please include a note that your donation is being made to honor the life of Clarence.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal”


May 2, 2019

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road, raleigh


May 2, 2019

2:00 pm

Montlawn Memorial Park
2911 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC 27603

Graveside Service


  1. Marie Stegall

    To Betty Lou and Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. My
    Prayers go out to you and the family. My regrets that
    I will not be there Thursday but my thoughts are with
    You both. God Bless.

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