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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:

Emma Helene Moore Hutzler

Nov. 1, 1930 ~ July 2, 2019

Emma Moore Hutzler passed away peacefully at age 88 at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh. She was born November 1st, 1930 to Albert Lee Moore and Clara Rice. She married Robert Martin Hutzler, a Marine and WWII Veteran, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Together they raised three children: Robert Jr, Ralph, and Michael.
Emma was one of the first women entrepreneurs in Raleigh, starting two successful businesses which received press in numerous publications over their 40+ years in operation. Emma’s first business was a florist she opened in her home on Mordecai Drive in 1968, which eventually grew into a brick and mortar store, Mordecai Florist on 709 N. Person St. Emma noticed an opportunity when many of her customers were purchasing flowers for weddings, and she decided to open a second business. In partnership with her husband who took over the florist, Emma opened Mordecai Bridal, which expanded the florist to include the bridal shop, expanding to an additional 4000 square feet. Mordecai Bridal grew to become the largest bridal business in Eastern North Carolina.
In addition to her entrepreneurial background, Emma was known for her dedication to her family. She had a story book love with her husband Bob. She recounted numerous times the story of when she and Bob first met, and they remained inseparable for 57 years of marriage until his passing. Emma is survived by her three children, Robert Jr, Ralph and wife Patti, and Michael, her five grandchildren Robert M Hutzler III and wife Paige, Kristen Hutzler, Brad Hutzler, Jay Hutzler, Dara Hutzler-Cline and husband John Cline, and her four great grandchildren, Mary Grace, Miller, Briggs, and a great granddaughter on the way. Emma is also survived by sisters Faye Booth and Annette Buchan, and brother George Moore, and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Raleigh. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.


July 6, 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC


July 6, 2019

12:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC

Interment will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park


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