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Robert “Earl” Stephens

April 22, 1943 ~ September 17, 2020

Services will be held: September 20, 2020

Lisa Penny Taylor

June 30, 1951 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Archie Cairns Miller

October 28, 1930 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

MSgt. Roger Lee Teasley, USAF (Ret.)

February 8, 1949 ~ August 27, 2020

Services will be held: September 18, 2020

James Keith Partin

April 11, 1957 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Rosemarie Perrotta

July 15, 1940 ~ September 14, 2020

Services will be held: September 21, 2020

Gerald Owen Patterson

October 2, 1940 ~ September 10, 2020

Services will be held: September 15, 2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Willard Ray Owen

October 8, 1934 ~ September 13, 2020

Services will be held:

Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Frederick Ernest Bridges, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Born in Johnston County, he was the son of the late Fred and Ava Honeycutt Bridges. Ernest was a longtime Raleigh and Garner firefighter, spending more than 25 years serving his community. He was also in the National Guard for 6 years, where he enjoyed serving his country. During his time in Garner, Ernest was an active member of the Freemasons, Shriners, and The Eastern Star. He and his wife Joyce, of 58 years, both had servant’s hearts and will be greatly missed by all they knew. They both loved their family a great deal and will be deeply missed.
There will be a private burial at Montlawn Memorial Park for the family. Due to the current situation and restrictions, a celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date.
Survivors include his daughter, Audrey Harty; grandson, Scott Harty; sister, Bessie Williams; and a niece, Bonnie Goad.
In addition to his parents, Ernest was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Williford Bridges; son in law, Todd Harty; brother and sister in law, John “Jeff” and Catherine Bridges; and a brother in law, Delmas Williams.



To Be Determined


  1. Martha Poole Joyner

    Audrey and Scott, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can only imagine the sweet reunion with your Mom when he got to Heaven. Love and prayers to you and your family.


    Audrey, Scott and Bessie Prayers are lifted during this time and my sympathy is with you all. Ernest was a kind man and I enjoyed the friendship he made with me through his service with Civitan.

  3. Tim Montgomery

    Audrey, your dad was a great man. He was truly a kind person and we will miss him. Still have a picture of my son at his house on my frig
    Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

  4. Sherry O’Neal

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. Your dad was so important and involved in the Garner community. Sending prayers for peace.

  5. Bobby caudle

    Prayers for you Audrey. I still live below you fathers house and will miss seeing him in his yard. He surely loved keeping his yard beautiful and always waved. I have great golfing memories as well, yes he was loved by many.
    Bobby caudle

  6. Gra Singleton

    Audrey and Scott, Ernest did a lot of voluteer work over the years with his volunteer service at GFRD and also his many years with the Shriners. He helped out a lot of people with those countless hours of volunteering and serving. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  7. Dave Biggerstaff

    Prayers for the Family. Ernest was a great guy and will be missed. I always looked for him in the yard as I went home down Avery Street. RIP Ernest !!

  8. Steve Moore

    Audrey, I certainly have fond memories living on Powell Drive and getting to know Mr. Ernest. Sending my prayers and sympathy to you and the family.

  9. Beth Bennett

    Praying for your family with the loss of such a wonderful man. I loved seeing him around Garner while he was involved in all his volunteering activities. He loved his family and was so proud of them. I’ll miss his laugh and hugs.

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