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Franklin D. Bailey, Sr.

Nov. 22, 1932 ~ Oct. 19, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Howard Thomas Jones, Sr.

April 2, 1930 ~ October 18, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Sarah Louise Adams Coates

October 17, 1918 ~ October 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

Norris Ray Yates

Jan. 26, 1935 ~ Oct. 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Della Louise Franks

February 17, 1939 ~ October 11, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Peggy Ipock Parrish

November 13, 1930 ~ October 13, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

E. Millard Johnson

September 24, 1931 ~ October 12, 2019

Services will be held: October 17, 2019

Marland Overton Denton

October 31, 1941 ~ October 10, 2019

Services will be held:

Ellen Stephens Austin

September 26, 1925 ~ July 4, 2019

Raleigh – Ellen Stephens Austin, 93, was called to her heavenly home on July 4, 2019. She was born in Wake County to the late Claude and Agnes Stephens. Ellen was employed by Johnson’s Jewelers in Raleigh for twenty years and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am, July 8, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Garner, NC with burial to follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 am until 11:30 am, prior to the service.
In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, J.A. Austin (1988), her daughter, Bonnie A. Weaver (1969) who is survived by her husband, Glen Weaver and family; brothers, Howard Ray Stephens and Henry Lee Stephens; sister, Mary Belle Stephens Branch.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby H. Austin and wife, Candy, Ronald L. Austin and wife, Gina, all of Raleigh; grandchildren, Bobby H. “Robbie” Austin, Jr. and Christopher John Austin; great-grandchildren, Amber, Ashley and Julius; sister’s-in-law, Faye Stephens, Alma Fuquay and grand-dog, Kallah.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 7101 Creedmoor Rd. suite #130 Raleigh, NC 27613 or to the charity of one’s choice.


July 8, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner


July 8, 2019


Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner


  1. Gail Miller

    Dear Austin family,
    I met your mother years ago when she came to visit my mother Juanita Mann. I saw her numerous times after that first meeting. She was so friendly and funny. I enjoyed listening to her stories and recollections of her childhood. She was such a sweet person and I know you will miss her. You will be in my thoughts.

  2. Wendy Lancaster

    Love this sweet lady💕! She had the biggest heart and was a beautiful lady inside and out!! I grew up with her around in my life. My mom Wanda Stewart was her hairdresser.

  3. George Davis

    Bobby,Ronald,and family,I am sorry for your loss.God bless.

  4. Wanda Stewart

    She was a special lady in my life loved her an in my family’s life too . She was like family too us .I did her hair for 32 years I will cherish her memories forever more. Rest in peace we love you !

  5. Nita and Harold Cotten

    🌹 Our Sweet Aunt Ellen 🌹
    We will miss you so very much….💔
    You are so sweet, cute and a hoot at times and we will miss coming to hang out with you. You were that special Aunt for Harold when he was growing up and then when I met you I fell in love with you too! Josh has cherished childhood memories with you as well as Blayden when you would come to his pool parties. We will miss you dearly but knowing that you are now pain free and with your Saviour helps our sadness. You and your family have a special place in our hearts and we pray for God to comfort them during their sadness. We truly celebrate knowing and loving you..❤

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