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Julian Parrish obit photo

Julian “Mitch” Parrish

10/10/1943 ~ 11/13/2018

Services will be held: 11/18/2018

Faye Crenshaw obit pic

Faye McLamb Crenshaw

09/23/1939 ~ 11/12/2018

Services will be held: 11/15/2018

Robert Jones

Robert (Bob) Leon Jones

01/31/1941 ~ 11/10/2018

Services will be held: 11/15/2018


Marcus Leonard Gaffney, III

02/06/1946 ~ 11/08/2018

Services will be held: 11/13/2018

Robert Strazzullo

Robert John Strazzullo

08/30/1986 ~ 11/05/2018

Services will be held:

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Carmen Abarca

03/16/1946 ~ 11/06/2018

Services will be held: 11/11/2018

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Verlene G. Campbell

09/01/1933 ~ 11/06/2018

Services will be held: 11/10/2018

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Jean West Carson-Parker

05/26/1933 ~ 11/02/2018

Services will be held:

Deborah Doroshenko Shay

Deborah Shay

02/26/1956 ~ 07/10/2018

GARNER, N.C. – Deborah Doroshenko Shay, 62, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Garner with Rev. Matt Carter officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church; and other times at the home of Kim and Kenny Wallace.

Deborah was born in Madison County, New York on February 26, 1956 to the late John Doroshenko, Sr. and Joyce D. Doroshenko. She was raised and lived half of her life in Morrisville, New York. She married her beloved husband, Samson and together they raised a large and loving family which included her natural and “adopted” children. Deborah was the matriarch of her family and a perpetual caregiver. She enjoyed many pastimes which included bowling, traveling to the beach, and any time simply spent with her family.

Her love for family was only surpassed by her love for the Lord. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Garner. Deborah has spent the last 20 years in North Carolina where she and Samson have formed many bonds with friends and neighbors. This devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend will be dearly missed by all in the days ahead.

In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by a son, Paul Edward Shay; brother-in-law, Frank McKinstry; and sister-in-law, Kim Doroshenko.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving family which includes her husband of 43 years, Samson L. Shay; daughter, Kim Wallace and husband, Kenny of Garner, NC; sons, Michael Shay and wife, Melissa of McMinnville, TN, Justin Shay and wife, Kimberly of Fuquay-Varina, NC; step-mother, Dorothy Doroshenko of Morrisville, NY; step-fahter, Harold Dick of Morrisville, NY; grandchildren, Kassiedee Wallace, Kaycee Wallace, Keylee Wallace, Brittany Loftis, Crue Shay and wife, Hannah, Samson Shay, Austin Shay, Julianna Chriss, Lukas Shay, Logan Shay; great grandchildren, Jaclyn Farley, Hadlyn Farley, Allison Lee, Adyson Shay, Gabriella Shay, Clint Cantrell, Kora Shay, Charlotte Shay; sisters, Cindy Bartlett and husband, Mike of Erieville, NY, Trish Baten of Morrisville, NY, Penny McKinstry of Morrisville, NY; brothers, John Doroshenko, Jr. and wife, Linda of Bellingham, WA, Jerry Doroshenko of Erieville, NY; Paul Doroshenko and wife, Barb of Morrisville, NY, Jim Doroshenko of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Chris Doroshenko and wife, Nikki of Morrisville, NY; close nieces, Nicole Klein and husband, D.J. and their children, Madyson Jones, Elijah Klein, Ken Ken Klein, and Ashley Doroshenko and her daughter, Emma Doroshenko; and a host of extended family and friends.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Community of Hope Ministries: 601 Saint Mary’s St., Garner, NC 27529.

Funeral arrangements in New York will be handled by Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Hamilton, NY.

Funeral arrangements in North Carolina are by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, NC. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

First Baptist Church
601 Saint Mary's St., Garner, NC 27529



2:00 PM

First Baptist Church
601 Saint Mary's St., Garner, NC 27529

Arrangements in New York will be handled by Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Hamilton, NY.


  1. Jennifer Bryan

    Words cannot express how sorry I am. I know that she is no longer in pain and she is with Jesus in you tomorrow.Heaven. If y’all need anything do not hesitate to call me. We love you and we will see you tomorrow.

  2. ROD AND Nelda Cook

    PRAYERS FOR the FAMILY I loved her much she was our flower girl at our wedding. We love you all.

  3. William & Lisa Maloy

    We are so sorry for your loss,prayers for your family.

  4. Robin Hardy Collins

    Memories are all we have now but they will last a lifetime. From your generosity and your beautiful smile to your love of family, you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Another piece of the family has gained their wings and will watch over us from above. Fly high for you are free from pain and are an angel now…until we meet again. Love, Robin Hardy Collins

  5. Debra Tucker

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all thru this very difficult time… Deb Tucker

  6. Beckie North

    Our family’s prayers are with you,we are saddened by your family’s loss.

  7. Gwendolyn Smith

    Sam, Kim & Kenny sending you prayers of strength and peace . Deb was a great and loving neighbor, She will be missed but never forgotten. I cherish the knowledge of her being pain free.

  8. Joan Resnick Whitley

    Our condolences to the Dorshenkos and extended family.

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