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William H. “Bill” Johnson

February 23, 1930 ~ August 6, 2020

Services will be held: August 8, 2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Services will be held: To Be Determined

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Wayne E. Hubbard. Sr.

Nov. 16, 1955 ~ August 3, 2020

Services will be held:

Alice Dudley Marshall

Dec, 31, 1934 ~ Aug, 4, 2020

Services will be held: Aug. 10, 2020

Robert Curtis “Bob” Friese, Sr.

June 23, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020

Services will be held:

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held:

Elwood R. Bartley, Jr.

December 20, 1962 ~ July 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Ezraleen Matthews Thaxton

December 15, 1929 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held: August 2, 2020

Donald Braxton


RALEIGH – Donald Braxton passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Transitions Lifecare Hospice.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn; son Donel and his wife, Terrie; granddaughters, Katie and her husband, Alex,  Anna and Emily; 2 great-grandchildren, Hannah and Braxton; a brother, Dillard; and sister, Ida Pearl; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy.
One of four children, he was raised in Rocky Mount, NC and the Kennedy Home in Kinston, NC. He served in the US Army and worked on helicopters at the base in Frankfurt, Germany. After returning from Germany, he
worked for the Railroad in Rocky Mount, NC. Later, he learned he had a passion for the food service and worked as a district manager at Hardee’s for 25 years.

Donald loved to play golf, spend time with family, fish, and eat shrimp burgers at the Big Oak Drive-In. He also loved his dogs, especially Goldie. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and enjoyed his Sunday
School class and singing in the choir with his wife.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Transitions LifeCare Hospice
https://transitionslifecare.org/donate/ or to your favorite charity in his memory.




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