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Lawrence George Martin

04/17/1927 ~ 01/17/2019

Services will be held: 01/22/2019

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David “Jack” Shuttleworth

10/18/1933 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held:

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Leona “Lee” Ball Timm

12/12/1930 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held: 01/18/2019

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Fulton Cooper

06/12/1927 ~ 01/13/2019

Services will be held: 01/17/2019

Howard Stephens

Howard Ray Stephens

09/07/1938 ~ 01/10/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Gregory Eugene “Greg” Ziles

09/11/1953 ~ 01/09/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Melinda Pleasant Earp Nava-Rios

04/10/1968 ~ 01/05/2019

Services will be held: 01/12/2019


Norman “Scott” Bartrom

10/16/1961 ~ 12/13/2018

Services will be held: 01/10/2019

Elizabeth Carroll Gray

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11/17/1930 ~ 05/03/2018

Elizabeth (Betsy) Gray, of Garner, NC died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 3, 2018. Betsy was born in Angier, NC, on November 17, 1930, and spent her early years there. She attended both Meredith College and East Carolina Teachers College from which she received her degree in 1953. She then worked as a primary school and kindergarten teacher at various schools in Wilmington, Fuquay-Varina, and Garner.

After her marriage in 1957, Betsy raised her family in Garner where she was an active member in the First Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, member of the Women’s Missionary Union and weekly bible study groups. An avid bridge player, Betsy enjoyed playing and socializing in numerous bridge clubs. After her retirement from teaching, Betsy enjoyed taking courses in history and cultures at the McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University. She enjoyed spending time with her family and vacationing at their cottage on Ocracoke Island.

Betsy was predeceased in 2007 by her husband of fifty years, John B. Gray and her sister Ruth Carroll. She is survived by her daughter, Carroll Gray-Preston (Andrew) of Morrisville and Anna Gray Stark (Greg) of Tarboro.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Garner at 11:00 am on Monday, May 7, 2018 with the Graveside interment immediately following at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4.00-6:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Garner or the SPCA of Wake County. Condolences may be made at bryan-leefuneralhome.com



4:00 - 6:00 PM

Bryan--Lee Funeral Home-Garner
1200 Benson Rd. Garner, NC 27529



11:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Garner


  1. Jimi Anne Valsame Gibson

    Carroll and Anna, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. Your home was like my second home growing up and I have so many wonderful memories of your whole family. Your Mom and Ruthie always made me laugh. I always had fun at your house and your parents made me feel like part of the family. Your Mom was my kindergarten teacher and I have such wonderful memories of her that year. I’m remembering all the fun we had going to the beach. And how could I forget those trips to school in the Grenada on almost an empty tank of gas. We had a lot of fun and your Mom was a big part of that. I know how much you are going to miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your families. Love you both!

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