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Clyde Ferrell obit photo

Clyde R. Ferrell

10/24/1925 ~ 09/18/2017

Services will be held: 09/22/2017

William Bill Casterton obit photo

William “Bill” Casterton

12/23/1942 ~ 09/17/2017

Services will be held: 09/21/2017

Ruth Stephenson obit photo

Ruth Revels Stephenson

11/24/1930 ~ 09/17/2017

Services will be held: 09/20/2017

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Kenneth Michael Wells

09/24/1968 ~ 09/14/2017

Services will be held: 09/18/2017

Donald Johnson website

Donald Howard Johnson

05/14/1961 ~ 09/14/2017

Services will be held: 09/18/2017

Jean Smith obit photo

Jean H. Smith

09/05/1936 ~ 09/13/2017

Services will be held: 09/16/2017

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Cathryne Price Richbourg

11/9/1921 ~ 09/12/2017

Services will be held: 09/19/2017

Caylin M Lacey- Thomas in heaven

Caylin Marie Lacy-Thomas

07/24/2017 ~ 09/08/2017

Services will be held: 09/16/2017

Mary Joan Johnston

Mary Johnston

06/24/1964 ~ 07/07/2017

Mary Joan Johnston, 53, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, passed away after a long illness on July 7, 2017.

Born June 24, 1964, in Warren, Ohio, Mary was the daughter of the late Joan & John Dudiak.  She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Barry Johnston & Mikal Stapleton.

She leaves behind to mourn her four sons, Ryan Stapleton, Patrick Stapleton, Connor Johnston & Jordan Johnston.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by her brothers, Jon & Steve Dudiak, & sister, Nancy Hibbs, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Mary was a 1982 graduate of Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Maryland.  She worked for several years in the hospitality industry, where she made many cherished friends who will mourn her deeply.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 23rd, at 3:00 PM, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to FurBabies Rescue of NC, P.O. Box 883, Benson, NC 27504, or the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700. NY, NY 10006.



Following Memorial Service

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604



3:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604


  1. Christine Ambrose

    Mary was a delight to know, we were friends for over 10yrs and have worked together at numerous places. She will be missed, she had a lot of spirit. My prayers go out to the family.

  2. Joanne Camacho

    So sorry to hear about Mary. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. Elisa Finster Opel

    So sorry to hear this
    Mary was a very close family friend and neighbor in Cumberland MD

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