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Robert “Earl” Stephens

April 22, 1943 ~ September 17, 2020

Services will be held: September 20, 2020

Lisa Penny Taylor

June 30, 1951 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Archie Cairns Miller

October 28, 1930 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

MSgt. Roger Lee Teasley, USAF (Ret.)

February 8, 1949 ~ August 27, 2020

Services will be held: September 18, 2020

James Keith Partin

April 11, 1957 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Rosemarie Perrotta

July 15, 1940 ~ September 14, 2020

Services will be held: September 21, 2020

Gerald Owen Patterson

October 2, 1940 ~ September 10, 2020

Services will be held: September 15, 2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Willard Ray Owen

October 8, 1934 ~ September 13, 2020

Services will be held:

Julia Starling Bowling

December 2, 1943 ~ September 11, 2020

Julia Bowling of Raleigh, NC went home to be with her Lord on September 11, 2020. She was born in Wake County on December 2, 1943 to the late Norman and Venie Hicks Starling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Lee J. (Sonny) Bowling; Son, Randy J. Bowling; Grandson, Christopher J. Bowling; Brother & Sister in Law, Jimmy & Hazel Starling; Sister, Betty Starling Sanchez.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 2:00PM at Wooten’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church 9825 Sauls Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603. While the family will not be present, Mrs. Bowling will lie in state on Sunday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.
She is survived by her Son, Richard Bowling and his wife, April of Benson; Three Grandsons, Randy Michael Bowling of Washington, NC, Lee Jackson Bowling II, and David Wyatt Bowling both of Benson; Two Granddaughters, Angela Davis and her husband, Billy of Marshall, NC and Cheyenne Bowling-Alford of Knightdale; Five Great Grandchildren; Special Niece, Linda Starling Jones; and Special friend and caregiver, Kenneth Bowling.
Julia and her husband farmed for 30 years as well as owned a custom cabinet shop where beautiful furniture was created. She enjoyed farm life, working in her yard, and tending to her vegetable garden. Farm life suited her and she loved working alongside her husband and sons, and later teaching her grandchildren how to grow nourishing food from God’s earth. Her kitchen was always open to anyone who came by and if you left hungry, it was your own fault.
She was a member of Wooten’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church for 57 years. It is a place she dearly loved. It’s where she gave her heart to God, where she and Sonny were married, where her sons were baptized, and where most of her loved ones were laid to rest.
She was a loving care giver to many in her family, especially to her mother and husband during their final journey on this earth. She never hesitated to be a beacon of light for her family, friends, and neighbors and wouldn’t hesitate to help anyone in need. Her kind heart and strong work ethic was passed on to her children and grandchildren and will forever be a part of the legacy she leaves behind.
In lieu of flowers, Julia requested that contributions be made to Wooten’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.


September 13, 2020

(Lie in State) 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

**** The family will not be present during this time****


Septmeber 14,

2:00 PM

Wooten's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
9825 Saul's Road Raleigh, NC 27603


  1. Linda Bowling Godwin

    Julia was a loving wife to my brother Sonny,she was also a hard worker.I never heard her complain about working in tobacco or freezing and canning vegetables.I know she will be missed by many.

  2. Pauli Smith Haynes

    Sending our condolences to Ms. Julia’s family. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. My husband always enjoyed her baked goods and sweet nature. Praying for strength and comfort during this time.
    May her memory be a blessing.
    With love,
    Pauli and Lee Haynes ( Mary Smith’s daughter and son-in-law)

  3. Debra Stewart

    My heart and prayers go out to the family. What a precious soul she was. May God give you peace.

  4. James & Lillian Stanley

    Everyone will miss Julia as a dedicated & working member of Wooten’s Chapel. I recall painting a Sunday school room with Julia. She always helped in the church & in the community.

    She used to bring us yams, & other vegetables, from her own garden. She was one of the kindest people!

    A willing worker!

    A friend to many people!

    Love & prayers will continue for the family!

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