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Novella “Novie” Faith Claiborn

Nov. 15, 1996 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

John Thomas “J.T.” Honeycutt

May 23, 1938 ~ May 23, 2020

Services will be held: May 29, 2020

Pansy Greer Wood

October 16, 1935 ~ May 26, 2020

Services will be held:

Alma A. Fuquay

October 29, 1926 ~ May 22, 2020

Services will be held: May 25, 2020

Delores Irene Caskey

July 1, 1939 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Lyman Danziel Gregory

January 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held: May 27, 2020

Linda Grice Byrd

July 7, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Martin F. Plute

09/19/1946 ~ 03/27/2020

Martin F. Plute, 73, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020. He was the son of the late Truman (Wright) and Martin F. Plute, Sr. Born in Cooper, Texas, he was a long time resident of Clayton, NC. Marty was involved in manufacturing for more than 30 years. He was an entrepreneur, innovator and author as well as a primary leader of tool management system development since 1979.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn (Rolph); children, Kathy Wilkens, Chris (Angela) Plute, Mark Plute and Allison (Michael) Wasle; grandchildren, Maggie Wilkens, Kim, Keith, Zack and Alyssa Plute and Wiley and Ada Wasle; brother, Doug Plute.

In addition to his parents, Marty was predeceased by his daughter, Nicole Marie McCloy.

A special thank you to Dr.’s Pleasants and Korrapati, Transitions LifeCare home nurse, Cody Grabowski, Dr. Thompson and the wonderful staff on Wing B at Transitions LifeCare and the MPCU Dr.’s and nurses at UNC Memorial Hospital at Chapel Hill. Your excellent care and concern for Marty is deeply appreciated.

A private service will be held by the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or Black Dog Club,1000 Freedom Road, Smithfield, NC 27577.




Private family service


  1. Cynthia Earl

    My condolences to the family–You were one of a kind cousin–Only got to talk to you once in a while and so wish we could of reconnected in person–I am sure you were welcomed by many into the happy hunting ground..

  2. Mary Stein Kaspar

    Rest in peace, dear cousin. Thoughts and prayers for your loved ones who remain behind. We are hopeful that we will all be reunited some day. Can just imagine that big Plute reunion in the sky!!!!

  3. Phyllis Palmer

    Carolyn and family,

    I shall keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Phyllis Palmer

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