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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Gregory Eugene “Greg” Ziles

09/11/1953 ~ 01/09/2019

HOLLY SPRINGS – Gregory Eugene Ziles, 65, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Greg was raised in Geneseo, Illinois. He graduated from J.D. Darnell High School with a perfect ACT score and was a National Merit Scholar and later attended Blackhawk College in Moline, Illinois. Greg honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, deploying to Germany during his service (and loved it!).

Following his military service, Greg returned to Geneseo and began a respectable career with the Geneseo Telephone Company, from which he later transferred to Nortel and was currently employed with Ribbon Telecommunications as a Senior Engineer.

Greg enjoyed many pastimes such as fishing, golfing, traveling, and road trips to Fort Myers Beach, Florida. However his favorite pastime was his family. Greg liked to socialize and could regularly be found enjoying the company of his family and friends. He also enjoyed yardwork and simply experiencing nature.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Ziles; father, Gene Ziles; and a brother, John Ziles.

Greg is survived by his wife of 37 years, Noell Ziles; daughters, Lindsey Goldberg and husband, Josh of Raleigh, Elizabeth Riley of Atlanta, Georgia; son, Brett Gripp and wife, Jane of Rock Island, Illinois; grandchildren, Mya, Levi, Jarrett, Jamie, Jeff, Jay; canine companions, Maggie and Bella; and a host of extended family and friends. In addition, Greg fondly loved his late brother’s family, which includes Greg’s sister-in-law, LuAnn; nephew, Adam; and nieces, Abbie and Angela.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.



4:00 - 5:00 pm

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



5:00 pm

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


  1. Jeff and Deb Toppert

    So very sorry for your loss. In our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Matthew Beyers

    We’ll see you on Sunday please let me know if there’s anything I can do

  3. Dale and Sara Unmisig

    So , so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you, Noell, and the entire family. God Bless all of you. Loved the time we spent together here in G-town and he will be truly missed by all.

  4. Sue Sutton

    OMG! Greg was one of my “little paper boys” when I worked at the Dispatch! He was great!! I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. David and Sherri Edwards

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. We will be at the service tomorrow. Greg was truly great man and wonderful friend and colleague. He will be sorely missed by many.

  6. Yvonne Favre

    Greg was my “thorn” in grade school…if I got a 95, he got a 96! Once in awhile, I got him….but not too often, which just made me try harder…thanks Greg! If your dad told you how well be did in school, every word was true. May you be lucky & have a Greg Ziles to challenge you….

  7. Cathy Goble

    Very sorry for your loss❤️

  8. Tracy Anderson

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to your family!

  9. Lisa Westlin

    So sorry we have lost him. Prayers to your family.

  10. Alvin Ezuka

    Goodbye my fellow Nortel colleague. It was fun working with you. Condolences to the loved he leaves behind.

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