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Edna Matthews Talley

February 9, 1936 ~ February 25, 2020

Services will be held: February 29, 2020

Phyllis Jean Coats

July 26, 1944 ~ February 25, 2020

Services will be held: February 28, 2020

Nicole Rene Graupner

February 15, 1983 ~ February 22, 2020

Services will be held: February 29, 2020

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William “Bill” B. Buffaloe, Jr.

February 12, 1938 ~ February 24, 2020

Services will be held: March 3, 2020

Edna Helen Kluge Haberkamp

February 20,1936 ~ February 24, 2020

Services will be held: March 2, 2020

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J.D. Umstead

January 21, 1927 ~ February 24, 2020

Services will be held: February 28, 2020

Virginia Carol Sommese

May 29, 1936 ~ February 23, 2020

Services will be held: February 27, 2020

Roy C. Harris

October 15, 1928 ~ February 22, 2020

Services will be held: February 26, 2020

Joseph A. Sammons

November 28, 1955 ~ April 28, 2019

Angier, NC- Joseph (Jody) Sammons, 63, passed away on Sunday, April 28th in Raleigh, NC. He was born in Atlanta, Ga, son of the late Joseph and Jewell Sammons. He is survived by his son, Joseph L (Jay) Sammons of Lillington; brother Edward Sammons (Nancy) of Raleigh; sister, Karen Hindman (Kevin) of Wake Forest and many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School in 1974 where he was President of the senior class, Tri- Captain of the football team and member of the tennis and baseball teams. He was a graduate of Appalachian State University in 1978 and worked for Progress Energy and KCI Technologies where he designed power grids and coordinated storm power restoration. He always volunteered to help those in need including leading power crews into New Orleans following hurricane Katrina. He was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Angier. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Jenkins Sammons.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th at Bryan Lee Funeral Home in Angier, NC. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Masonic Children’s Home in Oxford, NC MHC-Oxford.org.



May 5, 2019

3:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
300 E. McIver St. Angier, NC 27501


  1. Cindy Matthews

    My deepest sympathy for your family. I had the opportunity to work with Joe at KCI last year and he was one of the nicest co-workers I have ever met. He immediately welcomed me, helped me and pitched in on our project. He was a true pleasure to work with and will be missed by many. Please take comfort in the fact that people like me, who may have only briefly met Joe, were touched by his kindness and will never forget him.

  2. Donnie Pritt

    Deepest condolences. I worked with Joe at Progress Energy. He was always very kind, would do anything he could to help a friend, and always had a smile on his face. He spoke of his son often with love and pride. Sending prayers for peace. God Bless.

  3. Bryan Rogers

    Much in Prayer for The Family, So Sorry For Your Loss. Joe Was A Great Man And Great Friend. Dear Jay, Words Cannot Express The Ache In My Heart For You. Just Know That I Am Here For You, Any Day, Any Night, Any Time. May The Good Lord Bless You And Your Entire Family. BE BLESSED 🙏

  4. Linda Young

    Jay, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I had no idea until today. You know you will always have a special place in my heart and family. Prayers with you today and the days to follow.

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