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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Walter Hardy Mills, Jr.

3/28/1922 ~ 03/18/2018

Services will be held: 04/14/2018

Wright Hardy

Wright Lupton Hardy

3/19/1923 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/25/2018

Lois Strickland obit photo

Lois K. Strickland

11/11/1944 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/27/2018

Stacy Penny

Stacy B. Penny

08/01/1931 ~ 03/20/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

W. Adams Obit Photo

Wilbert Wright “Gabe” Adams

10/12/1929 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018


Cecil R. Brown

03/13/1940 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

William Jones

William “Billy” Jones

01/18/1937 ~ 03/17/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

David Eugene Simpkins

12/18/1955 ~ 03/13/2018

Services will be held: 03/18/2018

Maxine S. Oliphant

Maxine Oliphant

07/14/1929 ~ 04/11/2017

Maxine Steadman Oliphant, 87, died Tuesday at Rex Rehab Center.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Friday at First Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Durham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Oliphant.

Surviving are her daughter, Shirley Andrews and husband David of Raleigh; son, Dennis Oliphant and fiancée, Pamela Lunsford of Oxford; six grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Friday prior to the service.



12:00 - 1:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Garner



1:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Garner
Burial to follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Durham, NC


  1. Jean Ham

    Thinking about all of you during this time of loss. Losing a grandmother is difficult, but, losing your mother is life changing. Love to all of you.

  2. Jane Peel Meekhof

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Shirley’s mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Kacie and Jane

  3. Vanna cook

    Prayers for all. She will always be in our hearts.Rest in peace Aunt Maxine.

  4. Terry & Betty Moss

    Praying for you.

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