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William “W. C.” Hudson, Jr.

05/23/1967 ~ June 14, 2019

Services will be held: June 18, 2019

William Ray Hart

September 25, 1932 ~ June 13, 2019

Services will be held: June 17, 2019

Eric C. Levesque

09/13/1973 ~ June 9, 2019

Services will be held: June 17, 2019

Alex Nathaniel Truelove

06/23/1993 ~ June 11, 2019

Services will be held: June 16, 2019

Joseph Bennett Rucker

October 26, 1954 ~ June 11, 2019

Services will be held: June 15, 2019

Thomas Richard Barbour

November 23, 1925 ~ June 10, 2019

Services will be held: June 14, 2019

Jo-Anne Lineback McAllister

September 23, 1930 ~ June 10, 2019

Services will be held: June 14, 2019

Janet D. Hickman

12/04/1953 ~ 06/30/2018

Services will be held: June 29, 2019

Howard Ray Stephens

09/07/1938 ~ 01/10/2019

FUQUAY-VARINA – Howard Ray Stephens, 80, formerly of Raleigh, N.C. went to heaven to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Howard faithfully served his country and retired from the United States Army with 23 years of military service, including his service in the Vietnam War.

Howard enjoyed fishing, particularly with his sons and grand-children. He also enjoyed farming, gardening, and working with wood in his shop. His greatest interest was his commitment to Jesus and his church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Agnes Woodall Stephens; his brother, Henry Stephens; and his sister, Mary Belle Branch.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Faye Stephens; his son Tony (wife Michelle); his son Chris (wife Anne), and his son Michael (wife Amy.) Howard had nine grand-children: Hannah (husband Michael), Amanda, Lyndsey, Connor, Sierra, Caleb, Brandon, Cassidy, and Elizabeth: two great grand-children Addisyn and Carson; and his only sister, Ellen S. Austin.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 6:00 PM at Garner Church of God. Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, prior to the service. Burial will be Monday, January 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh accompanied by full military honors.



5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Garner Church of God

Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.



6:00 PM

Garner Church of God


  1. Bryant Woodall

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Praying for God’s comfort for your family.


    With much regret I compose this reply.
    Howard and I were born and raised up together on Campbell Road, and spent many joyful days and nights together. We fished Swift Creek from Holly Springs Road to Lake Wheeler Road many time, and squirrel hunted all the woods within a 10 mile radius of our home. I will forever remember those wonderful days.
    You were my best friend during those times, and I look forward to seeing you again in another fishing world.
    Your friend forever, Rommy Campbell

  3. Eddie Branch

    My uncle Howard will be remembered for his kind and gentle manner, his devotion to family, his love for God and his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, and his many years of honorable military service. My memories of Howard go back to my early childhood when I, as well as all the nephews and nieces, looked up to him as our hero. As my mother’s baby brother, he was very special to all of us, and continued to be throughout his life. Our prayers are with his beloved wife, Faye, his sons, Tony, Chris, and Michael, and their families. He will certainly be missed, but we take comfort in knowing that he has now heard his Lord say “Well done, good and faithful servant.” I won’t say good bye, uncle Howard, but “see you later.”

  4. William and Carrie Lammonds

    Prayers and thoughts for the family.

  5. Melissa Locklear

    Bro Howard will be missed. He is only taking a trip and is waiting for our flight to take off so we can be with him and sooooo many loved ones who are also waiting. We love you Sis Faye and your family.

    Melissa and Shirley

  6. Jennifer Stephens.

    I will miss my uncle Howard so much he was a kind and sweet man and he will be missed so much. I love you uncle Howard.

  7. Sharon Skipper

    Prayers and thoughts for the family

  8. Angela Thornton

    Uncle Howard was a kind, patient,and a loving man. When I was very very little he hand made me a little wooden rocking chair (that I still have). He used to raise rabbits when we were growing up. He taught me how to take care of them. He will be missed by all of his friends and family. Fly high uncle Howard. Love you

  9. Betty Lou Hardison Stone

    Chris, so sorry about the loss of your Dad, You and Ann have had a hard time lately. Comfort in the fact you will see them again one day.

  10. Ruby Loughman

    I share in your grief and sadness. I pray that each member of the family feels comforted by the love around you! May our Heavenly Father continue to give you strength and peace in the days to come. Much love, you are in my thoughts and prayers!~

  11. Ronald Austin

    My Uncle Howard was a man that loved his family dearly. He was not only my uncle he was my friend. I will miss him so much. I know that he has gone home to be with the Lord. We love you Uncle Howard always!

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