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Flavia Sorbo

January 1, 1926 ~ January 22, 2021

Services will be held: Private

Faye Buffaloe Warren

December 25, 1940 ~ January 22, 2021

Services will be held: January 26, 2021

Wesley Max Denning, Jr.

June 14, 1951 ~ January 20, 2021

Services will be held: January 24, 2021

Harold Dean Linkous

July 23, 1939 ~ Jan. 20, 2021

Services will be held: January 24, 2021

Mary Dillon

February 19, 1933 ~ January 19, 2021

Services will be held: January 22, 2021

Rose Purta

January 30, 1933 ~ January 18, 2021

Services will be held: January 23, 2021

Jean Hathaway Hinton

Aug. 10, 1932 ~ January 19, 2021

Services will be held: January 22, 2021

Claire F. Small

June 26, 1937 ~ January 19, 2021

Services will be held:

Jake Vincent

July 22, 1991 ~ January 6, 2021

GARNER – Jake Vincent, 29, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Jake was a gifted and talented musician and guitarist. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill class of 2013. He worked as a technology sales support specialist. Jake enjoyed world travel, golfing, fishing, and cooking. He lived life to the fullest and he will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Jake was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, David Rickman.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory a loving family, which includes his mother, Melissa Rickman Cumber and step-dad, Mike of Garner; father, Ron Vincent and step-mom, Lisa of Sherrills Ford; sister, Caitlin Vincent and husband, Frederic Coeman of Zurich, Switzerland; step-sister, Stephanie Kihlstrom and husband, Tim of Hillsborough; maternal grandmother, Lynda Davis and husband, Wade of Raleigh; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Joan Vincent of State College, Pennsylvania; niece, Evelyn Kihlstrom; nephews, Theodore and Raphael Coeman; and his partner, Rachel Quindlen.

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





    Jake said he collected memories, not things. We all have a collection of memories of Jake, of his great smile, his musical talents and adventurous nature. One great memory was a family beach trip, that Jake said was his best beach trip EVER! He was taken from us to soon and we will forever cherish our precious memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all who love Jake, “Auntie M”, Maritta Freeman.

  2. Terrey Hatcher

    Jake’s loving spirit will shine on in all who love him. Wishing you comfort in your memories of his sweet smile and nature.

  3. Tony and Laura Capranica

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

  4. Sarah Clinard

    I met Jake my freshman year at UNC. He was always smiling or laughing and was such a fun spirit to be around! Loved hearing him play guitar at his frat. Sending love and light to his family ❤️

  5. Max Kohn

    I met Jake at UNC through a few friends and he had a profound impact on my life. We worked together in our first jobs out of college at Cisco and regularly went to get lunch and hung out outside work. I was so happy to cheer him on as he moved to San Francisco, and he was a strong influencer to get me to do the same. Jake went on to live life to the fullest – exploring San Francisco, New York, Thailand, Cambodia, and more as he was always one to look at every experience he had as a way of growing and finding what he loved. Jake had many friends who’s lives he had an effect on forever more and I know that many of his old friends and colleagues are just as sad to see this news as we all are. I wish that I could send more than my condolences to his family as Jake changed mine and many others lives for the better and I will continue to keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers. 💔

  6. Zach Meyer

    Jake was my roommate freshman year and has remained one of my best friends ever since. I always loved how much love and fun he brought to every situation. So many memories of playing music together, joking around, and just always having a joyous time in his company. Will be missed heavily and can’t wait to join you up on that big stage in the sky one day. Love you Jake. Wishing all of you love and comfort.

  7. Brandon N

    I met Jake soon after moving to San Francisco and we instantly became good friends. Although our time together was short his tenacity for music and living life to the fullest will live within us all forever. He did everything he could to see the world and be the best version of himself. I’ll never forget how he lit up the stage with his band with the crowd cheering for him. He was a great friend and left a lasting impression with many.

  8. Nate Wimberly

    Jake and I were best friends in high school he truly was like a brother to me!! We shared so many great memories together from making the golf team
    freshman year to getting our first girlfriends and some awesome beach trips along the way and late night parties we probably should have never been at. I am gonna miss you buddy hold it down for me up there

  9. Holly Cook

    I have so many great memories of Jake in high school. We played guitar often and even performed together once at the Lions Club by Balls Creek Elementary. He’ll be greatly missed by many. Sending love and condolences to all. ❤️

  10. Mattis H

    Jake was a source of light, joy and love for everyone around him. His enthusiasm for life was infectious, and his sense of adventure too. He touched so many lives in such a positive way – Jake, you will be missed brother.

  11. Sam Hughes

    Jake was one of my best friends in college. I will always cherish our friendship from the little adventures running between Hinton James & Ehringhaus dorms (and throwing a whistling nerf football on the quad under Carolina blue skies & on the football field in Kenan stadium in the snow) to the brief time when we were both in the Bay area. Even though we shared so many memorable experiences—going to the beach, golfing, or camping (or belting out Two Princes at karaoke night), graduating or starting jobs or relationships—the memories I’ll hold onto most are the contented afternoons we spent on one of our back porches in front of the grill, in the kitchen chopping vegetables, and sitting in the sunshine talking about life, the world, and our place in it (or talking about nothing much at all—as only 19-year-old guys can). His spirit and energy brought light to my life and the lives of so many people in every community he found himself connected to. That ability to comfortably navigate into any group of people, and, not just fit in with them, but spread his infectious energy and joy was so rare and special. Along with luck, fate, or good instincts in dorm selection and a couple of sparks of friendship, that ability improbably led Jake into being a fixture in Jewish social life in Chapel Hill for a little while. More times than I can count, I remember hearing ‘Is Jake Jewish too?’ and thinking no, but he’s my brother in spirit regardless. He loved the idea that his goal, his drive sailing through life was to ‘collect memories, not things.’ I hope and I think he would appreciate the Jewish way of honoring our beloved departed: Jake Vincent z’’l—May his memory be a blessing.

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