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Diane L. Howell

October 5, 1965 ~ May 19, 2019

Services will be held: May 23, 2019

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Jean Olive Plymale

February 18, 1920 ~ April 20, 2019

Services will be held: May 24, 2019

Janet D. Hickman

12/04/1953 ~ 06/30/2018

Services will be held: June 29, 2019

Curtis “Curt” Lloyd Price, Sr.

December 23, 1938 ~ May 17, 2019

Services will be held: May 20, 2019

Eston Taylor

March 28, 1930 ~ May 16, 2019

Services will be held: May 21, 2019

Mabel Dodd Woodall

02/11/1926 ~ May 17, 2019

Services will be held: May 20, 2019

Violet Mooneyham Stevens

June 14, 1932 ~ May 16, 2019

Services will be held: May 21, 2019

Johannes (John) Peter Boehm

November 19, 1939 ~ May 15, 2019

Services will be held: May 18, 2019

James “Rayford” Tart

August 10, 1931 ~ April 29, 2019

GARNER ā€“ Rayford Tart, 87, of Garner passed away at his home on Monday.

He served 10 years in the US Air Force, worked for 20 years at Central Prison and worked the family farm. He enjoyed the outdoors and won many awards at field trials.

Rayford is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janice Penny Tart; daughters, Ellen Tart Jensen and husband, Art; Donna Tart Dyer and husband, Allen and their two daughters, Laura Dyer Luster and husband, Hugh and daughter Makenna, Carmen Dyer Turnbull and husband, Jonathan and son Zachary; and brother Victor Tart; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary McGee Tart Clifton and Colon Tart; step-father, Dalma Clifton; brothers, Frank Tart and George-Lee Clifton; and sister, Mary Ruth Clifton Penny.

The family would like to extend a sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Centerpiece Home Health and Heartland Hospice for their loving care of Rayford during his time of illness.

Visitation will be at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2 pm at Mount Zion UMC Garner with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Mount Zion UMC Building Fund, Garner, NC; and Horse and Buddy Therapeutic Riding Program of New Hill, NC.

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


May 1, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 PM

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


May 2, 2019

2:00 PM

Mount Zion United Methodist Church
15772 NC-50, Garner, NC 27529

Burial to follow in the church cemetery.


  1. Mary Watkins Stephenson

    Donna , I’m so sorry for your loss..My prayers are with you and your family

  2. Brenda Evans

    Iā€™m so sorry. You and your sweet family are in my prayers. Love you Donna. šŸ’œ

  3. Wanda Hayes

    Your family is mighty special and “Mr. Raeford” will sure be missed. God bless each of you as you journey through this grief. Much love….

  4. Betsy Williams

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family. May he Rest In Peace.

    Ronnie & Betsy Williams

  5. Linda & David Stepp

    Condolences to the family and our dear sweet Ellen, we love you so much.
    Love Linda & David Stepp

  6. Birgit Brusletto

    Dear Ellen, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and Art .

  7. William M. Jeffries

    Our loving condolences to Janice, daughters Ellen and Donna and their whole family.

    Bill and Jo Anne Jeffries

  8. Dr.Peter Guhl & Collin Scott

    Our condolences to Ellen, Art and your family. Love Collin and Peter Guhl

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