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James Clifton Moon

November 10, 1937 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Darryl James Heuser

Dec. 1, 1953 ~ Aug. 21, 2019

Services will be held:

Betty Z. Cowing

August 15, 1922 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 23, 2019

Oral Wise

March 1, 1952 ~ August 19, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Joseph Rickey “Rick” French

August 28, 1945 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: August 28, 2019

Martin “Matt” Willoughby

Feb. 9, 1950 ~ Aug. 6, 2019

Services will be held: September 6, 2019

Jean Carroll Kaplan

October 23, 1933 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: At a later date

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Brenda Kay Ward

September 3, 1945 ~ August 16, 2019

Services will be held: August 19, 2019

Janice Norris Sais

10/30/1943 ~ 02/11/2019

RALEIGH– Janice Norris Sais, 75, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at Rex Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, February 15, 2019 at Vandora Springs Free Will Baptist Church. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner and at other times at the Sais home.

Janice was born in Erwin, NC on October 30, 1943 to the late James and Esther Norris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Sais; brothers, Avant, John, Robert and Wilbert “Shorty” Norris; and by her sisters, Lovenia Hamilton, Christine Norris, Katherine Searcy and Ruth Beasley.

She is survived by her son Anthony Norris and wife, Susan; grandson, Collin; brother, Aaron Norris of Goldsboro; sisters, Ruby Baker of Angier, Betty Norris of Raleigh and Mary Owens of Cumming, GA; sister-in-law, Mercy Padgett of Florida; and a host of extended family.

Janice was mother to many and loved by all. Her Christmas Eve open house was a tradition that will be remembered by everyone. She loved sharing her Christmas baking with her family and friends. She was a great “Southern Cook”, with chicken pastry being her specialty with Collin’s rolling pin help. She enjoyed Facebook; playing games; Words with Friends, especially with Ersel and Caitlin. Janice dearly loved all her family, friends, and church family.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Vandora Springs Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 133 Garner, NC 27529.



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner



11:00 AM

Vandora Springs Free Will Baptist Church, Garner


  1. Julia

    My loving Aunt, we will forever remember you and miss you on earth.

  2. Mary Renee

    Oh but our flesh is weak and we are of such a selfish nature to have wanted to keep you here with us. You were Mom to so many of us. For that we all thank you. I will one day see you at the river you so longed to see your Daddy at. I Love and miss you always and forever. I’m so glad I got to spend time with you and tell you. We are all so broken hearted, but happy in your rejoicing in Heaven. After all, that was your one true wish and He was able to grant that for you. No more pain and suffering for each breath you took, but you now have the breath of everlasting life. Anthony, Susan and Collin…we are here for and love you all ❤️

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