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Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Services will be held: To Be Determined

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Wayne E. Hubbard. Sr.

Nov. 16, 1955 ~ August 3, 2020

Services will be held:

Alice Dudley Marshall

Dec, 31, 1934 ~ Aug, 4, 2020

Services will be held: Aug. 10, 2020

Robert Curtis “Bob” Friese, Sr.

June 23, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020

Services will be held:

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held:

Elwood R. Bartley, Jr.

December 20, 1962 ~ July 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Ezraleen Matthews Thaxton

December 15, 1929 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held: August 2, 2020

Reapa Morgan McDaniel

October 12, 1932 ~ July 29, 2020

Services will be held: August 5, 2020

Louis Parker Stevens

January 27, 1931 ~ July 29, 2020

Garner – Louis Parker Stevens passed away peacefully in his home on July 29, 2020.

Funeral services will be 11:30 am Friday at Garner United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Sauls Stevens; daughters, Bonnie Stevens (Sharon) and Kim Stevens (Curtis); grandchildren , Hilary Wilson (Adam) and Lauren White (Nathan); great-grandchildren, Macey Wilson and Hailey White; sisters, Betty Sorrell, Hazel Lee and Linda Ingram. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Ellington and his brother, James Stevens.

He was born in Garner, NC to Robert and Lena Stevens. He grew up on a farm in Wake County outside of Garner. He graduated high school and attended Wake Forest College until he joined the US Army. He served most of his Army years at Myrtle Beach, SC. While in the Army, he married Carolyn. After leaving the service, he and Carolyn returned to Garner where they made their home.

He was a longtime member of Garner United Methodist Church and served several years as President of the Men’s Bible Class. He was a charter member of the Garner Civitan Club and was honored as Civitan of the Year.
He served several years on both the Garner Town Recreation and the Wake County Advisory Committees.

Memorials may be sent to the Scholarship Fund, Men’s Bible Class, Garner United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2179, Garner, NC 27529 or to Transitions Hospice Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

The family requests that masks be worn and social distancing be observed during the funeral and graveside services.


July 30, 2020

1-5:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home

Mr. Stevens will lie in state for visitors to pay respects and sign the register book. The family will not be present.


July 31, 2020

11:30 am

Garner United Methodist Church
201 Methodist Drive Garner, NC 27529

Burial following at Montlawn Memorial Park


  1. Martha Joyner

    Carolyn, Bonnie, Kim and family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Much love and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and comfort.

  2. leolia hensley

    my grandchildren spoke of mr lewis and loved him and the cook out at thanksgiving. may god be with you and keep you safe .my grand children Logan Sierra and Micah .our prayers are with you and the family.

  3. Becky

    Wonderful tribute through pictures. You all are in my prayers.

  4. Gra Singleton

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Carolyn and all of the family.

  5. Laura Misner

    What a great tribute to a wonderful son, brother, husband, dad and uncle! I’ll always remember Uncle Louis for his world famous barbeque chicken on the grill. Nobody could ever do it better! To this day, although mine isn’t nearly as good, I’ll call everyone to the table with “We’re having Uncle Louis barbeque sauce!” He will be missed!

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