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Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held:

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Audrey Charles Maben, Jr.

December 19, 1953 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held:

Laland McMaster Allen

December 31, 1925 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held: July 13, 2020

J. W. Boney

March 6, 1928 ~ August 9, 2019

J. W. Boney passed away with faith and courage, August 9, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Raleigh, and graduated from Hugh Morson High School where he played trumpet in the school band. J.W. attended Louisburg and Wake Forest Colleges.

J.W. was in the Korean War where he was Chief Morning Report Clerk with the Personnel Department in HQ and HQ at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. While there, he enjoyed playing trumpet in the Base Orchestra. He also enjoyed his hobby of Antique and Classic Cars. Through the years he was employed by Blue Line Chemical Company as a Drug Rep., Greyhound Corporation, and Real Estate Broker in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

J.W. was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents J.J. and Mary Lou Boney. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife, Carol H. Boney; his children and their spouses, son John Boney (Heather), daughter Cynthia Reddish (Ernie), and granddaughters, Morgan Cobbler (Nathan) and Mary Ehrenberger. J.W.’s family is grateful for his legacy of Christian love, responsibility, strength, kindness and sweet gentle manner.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 12, 2019 beginning at 1:00-2:00 pm with the Service to follow at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road. Burial will follow the Service at Historic Oakwood Mausoleum, 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh. Flowers are appreciated or in lieu donations to Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh.


August 12, 2019

1:00-2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh


August 12, 2019

2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh

Burial to follow at Historic Oakwood Mausoleum


  1. Wes Snead

    My deepest sympathy for all of J. W.’s family. My prayers are with you all!

  2. Sheila Acosta

    Dear Cindy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  3. Joe Wise

    Cindy & John, my thoughts and prayers are with you and you family, a parent is a very special person in our lives, go with peace with great memoirs

  4. Fay Phillips

    John and Cindy,
    What a Dear and Special man! Heaven will definitely receive him with open arms. I will always remember his beautiful smile and calming nature My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Teresa

    I wish I could be there as support and love but know I am thinking about you all.

    Much love and prayers,

  6. Tati & Patrick McAlister

    Cindy, our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers for you and your family. Peace be with you. May the love of those who love you comfort you.

  7. Dana Gondek

    My Dear Cindy ,
    My heart is breaking for you and your family . May you all have peace and wonderful memories of this wonderful man , your father .
    Love you

  8. beckie pulse

    Cindy , our hearts and prayers are with you and your whole family . We hope you can find comfort in the strong memories that you all share .

    Steve and Beckie Pulse

  9. Woody Shearin

    JW was a wonderful ,kind & gentle soul. My thoughts & prayers go out to the Boney family during this time .

  10. Kay Jean Wilson

    We are heartbroken for your loss. No words can sooth your pain, but know that we love you very much. From your arms to God’s
    Bob and Kay Jean Wilson

  11. Mark Howe

    I met Mr. Boney, years ago. Such a Great Man,
    And Faithfully Believer. God, comfort the
    Family, and Thankyou Lord, for Blessing our

  12. Kim Williams

    My deepest condolences, Cindy. Sending love to you and your family.

  13. Ramonita Rodríguez begley

    Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time in the death of your beloved father. May his memories bring peace and comfort Stephen and Ramonita

  14. Allen & Marcia Miedema

    JW was our next-door neighbor for almost 18 years. He was always kind, thoughtful and respectful–a true gentleman. We were very fortunate to know him and know that his entire family will miss him very much. We share our sincerest condolences,

  15. Melanie Carter Higley

    What a lovely man that raised a lovely family .
    May fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    Wish I could hug all of you .

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