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John Frank Kornegay, Jr

2/14/1925 ~ 8/18/2017

Services will be held: 08/26/2017

Jackie Culliton Bulletin

Jackie Nelms Culliton

11/01/1959 ~ 08/18/2017

Services will be held: 08/23/2017

Dwight Broadwell Bulletin

Dwight Louis Broadwell

09/03/1934 ~ 08/16/2017

Services will be held: 08/19/2017

Jeremy Lee Murfin

Jeremy Lee Murfin

03/01/1983 ~ 08/15/2017

Services will be held: 08/19/2017

Finch Obit Photo

Harriette Ratcliffe Finch

02/03/1936 ~ 08/17/2017

Services will be held: 08/20/2017

Jesse Knight pic

Jessie Lee Stutts Knight

08/08/1929 ~ 08/14/2017

Services will be held: 08/16/2017

Ronald Allen Gibson obit photo for website

Ronald Allen Gibson

08/17/1953 ~ 08/13/2017

Services will be held: 08/17/2017

Gordon Lockhart Matthews

Gordon L. Matthews

06/03/1926 ~ 08/13/2017

Services will be held: 08/16/2017

Melba Caudle Lauver

Melba Lauver obit photo

09/23/1938 ~ 07/28/2017

GARNER – Melba C. Lauver, born September 23, 1938, went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of Friday, July 28, 2017.

Melba accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior during a revival at Friendship Baptist Church in Elkin, North Carolina in the summer of 1948. Melba attended Garner Free Will Baptist Church for many years; in recent years her attendance was limited due to health reasons.

Melba was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Lee Caudle and Necie Baldwin Caudle; son, Barry W. Martin of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers, Herbert Caudle, Benny Caudle, Barry Caudle; and by her sisters, Jackie Long, Sarah Caudle and Shirley McCoin.

Surviving are her husband, Henry F. Lauver of Garner, NC; daughters, Linda Ladd and husband, Steve of Martinsburg, WV, Cheryl Moore and husband, Mike of Mechanicsville, MD, Sue Koss and husband, Mark of Seymour, TN; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Kim Martin; and by her brother-in-law, Robert H. Lauver and wife, Sue of Selinsgrove, PA.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Garner Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church from 10:00 until 11:00 am at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Melba’s memory to: Free Will Baptist Home Missions Department: PO Box 5002, Antioch, TN 37011; Christian Life Home: PO Box 31705, Raleigh, NC 27622; or Garner Free Will Baptist Church Benevolent Fund: PO Box 326, Garner, NC 27529.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

Condolences may be made to: bryan-leefuneralhome.com



10:00 - 11:00 AM

Garner Free Will Baptist Church
1133 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529



11:00 AM

Garner Free Will Baptist Church
1133 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Burial to follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.


  1. Charlie Hoffman

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Hang in there.

  2. Wendy Pope

    Prayers for the family.

  3. Al Sabow

    Our family is praying for you and yours.

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