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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

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Brenda Kay Ward

September 3, 1945 ~ August 16, 2019

Services will be held: August 19, 2019

Mabel Dodd Woodall

02/11/1926 ~ May 17, 2019

Mrs. Mabel Dodd Woodall, 93, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at home.
Born to the late John and Thelma Lee Dodd, she graduated from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in 1946 with honors. She was a lifelong devoted teacher, having taught in elementary schools in both Wake and Johnston counties. After retiring as a teacher, she served as a librarian and a Sunday School teacher at Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church where she was an active member and awarded an Honorary Life Membership from Presbyterian Women.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday May 20 at Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Woodall was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joseph “J.C.” Woodall, Jr. and her sister, Jean Hambright and her brother, Marvin Dodd.
She is survived by her three children; Steve and Kay Woodall of Garner; Sue Cole of Greensboro and Pam and Ronald Hodges of Greenville, NC. She is also survived by six grandchildren Adrienne Shortridge, Suzanne Yavor, Tina Holder, Amanda Aycock, Jacob Hodges and Ryan Hodges and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and relatives Monday May 20th from 1 – 2 PM at the church -1-hour prior to the service. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Transitions Hospice and Centerpeace Home HealthCare.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church 4926 Fayetteville Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603.


May 20, 2019

1;00 - 2:00 PM

Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church
Fayetteville Rd. Raleigh


May 20, 2019

2:00 PM

Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church
Burial to follow at Montlawn Memorial Park


  1. The Shaw Family

    We would like to express our deepest condolences on the loss of your dearly beloved mother. Rest in heaven Mrs. Mable.

    The Shaw Family

  2. Hilda Williford

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Aunt Mable.My condolences go out to the her beautiful family.
    SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY INSIDE AND OUT. I truly Loved Aunt Mable and Uncle JC and all the Woodall family. May God give u all peace and comfort to get through this difficult time. REST IN PEACE AUNT MABLE!!
    LOVE U GUY’S!!🙏🙏💞💞😂😂🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️

  3. Brenda Buffaloe

    You have lived a beautiful life and been a blessing to many people, students, family and friends. Thank you for being such a Christ like symbol to all of us. Thank you for being my friend. My deepest sympathy especially to the family in this loss.

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