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Ester Dianne Secrest

5/19/1947 ~ 6/22/2018

Services will be held: 06/26/2018

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Rena Anne Nowell

02/11/1942 ~ 06/21/2018

Services will be held: 06/25/2018

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Doris Ann Cannady

11/17/1945 ~ 06/22/2018

Services will be held:

Shirlow Powell

Alfred Shirlowe Powell

04/22/1933 ~ 06/20/2018

Services will be held: 06/24/2018

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Timothy Wayne Bartholomew

12/11/1951 ~ 06/20/2018

Services will be held: 06/24/2018

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Betty Jane Jordan

04/23/1927 ~ 06/20/2018

Services will be held: 06/23/2018


Bobby Stuart Ferrell

06/15/1956 ~ 06/19/2018

Services will be held: 06/22/2018


Michael Todd Coleman

04/16/1964 ~ 06/18/2018

Services will be held: 06/26/2018

John Edward Bryant


08/06/1956 ~ 09/13/2017

John Edward Bryant, 61, of Raleigh, NC., passed away on September 13, 2017. John was born on an Army base in Germany. He was a 1974 graduate of Oneonta High School and a 1980 graduate of Auburn University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. After college he went to work as a Systems Analyst for PPG in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Later he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to work for EDS, also as a Systems Analyst. When the opportunity came, he took a position as a Senior Systems Analyst with Glaxo, Smith and Kline which later became Glaxo Welcome. After John retired from Glaxco Welcome he did consulting for the federal government where he worked until his sudden passing. John was an avid reader and a person of varied interests. He loved to travel, both in the United States and internationally. He enjoyed photography and took many beautiful pictures of his travels. He was a member of several caring organizations. He was kind and he loved people. He was a wonderful son, brother and a loyal and loving friend. John had a brilliant mind and a loving and humble spirit. He will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from the Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Raleigh at 1 PM with a memorial service to follow at 2 PM with Minister Ric Taylor officiating in Raleigh, North Carolina.





1:00-2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home

Prior to the service



2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604


  1. Jan Wynns

    TREIA is where I met John. I would see him at meetings and, as I think back, I remember his warmth and his pleasant smile. He always made me feel like he was glad to see me. Such an approachable and gentle spirit. You left a positive impression, John. I feel grateful to have known you.

  2. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

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