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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Marcus Leonard Gaffney, III

02/06/1946 ~ 11/08/2018

RALEIGH – Marcus Leonard Gaffney, III, 72, passed away at home. Marcus worked as a welder for Morris and Associates. Born in Augusta, GA, he was the son of the late Marcus Leonard Gaffney, Jr. and Pantha Pirkey.
In addition to his parents, Marcus was preceded in death by two sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda, to whom he was married 48 years; Son, Michael L. Gaffney (Mary Beth) of Charleston, SC; Two brothers, John Mac Gaffney (Tina) of Raleigh, and Stephen Victor Gaffney (Debbie) also of Raleigh; his dogs, whom he loved dearly.



Tue. 11 AM - 11:45 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC



Tue. 12 Noon

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC

Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.


  1. Jamie Batchelor

    My Uncle Marcus was one of the kindest men I’ve ever known. I loved him so. He will always have a special place in my heart. One of my fondest and scariest memories of him involved me standing on his hands when I was only 4 or5 years old while he lifted me up. It was so scary, but I knew my uncle would always catch me if I were to fall. I’ll miss him…the world will miss him. And the staff at Carolina Barbeque will miss him too. My deepest sympathies go out to my Aunt Brenda and my Cousin Michael.

  2. Linda Wallace

    Dear Brenda and Michael, My thoughts and prayers are with you. So many memories of Marcus and all the times over the years. Brenda I am only a call away if you need anything. Love you, Linda Smith Wallace

  3. Deborah Jeffries McCollum

    So very sorry, sending love and Prayers for happy memories.

  4. Rebecca Daugherty

    Brenda, You and Michael are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you luv and hugs my Friend.

  5. Lanny & Betty Jo Watkins

    You and your family remain in our
    Thoughts and Prayers!
    Love in His Name

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