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Dwight Gay

Dwight “Buddy” Gay

06/11/1956 ~ 10/09/2018

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Betty Jean King

09/18/1933 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held:

Naomi Lee obit pic

Naomi Sommerville Lee

05/29/1920 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Betty Hudson obit pic

Betty Thomas Hudson

08/03/1937 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/12/2018

Joyce Pollard obit photo

Joyce D. Pollard

02/01/1947 ~ 10/08/2018

Services will be held: 10/11/2018

Richard Liles obit pic

Ricky Liles

11/15/1954 ~ 10/06/2018

Services will be held: 10/13/2018


Harriet S. Martin

09/26/1949 ~ 10/06/2018

Services will be held: 10/09/2018

Ruth Beasley Obit Photo

Julia Ruth Norris Beasley

07/29/1930 ~ 10/07/2018

Services will be held: 10/09/2018

Rheta Russell Wood

Rheta Wood photo

8/31/1935 ~ 6/8/2018

Rheta Russell Wood went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2018. She was born on August 31, 1935 in her home town of Clarksville, Virginia, where she met her devoted husband, Billy.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bill; son David; daughter, Kelly Wood Currin and husband Perry; and three granddaughters, Cameron, Casey, and Paige. She is also survived by a brother-in-law, three nephews, and many cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Evelyn Russell and a sister, Joanne Martin.

Rheta graduated from Longwood College in Virginia in 1956 with a degree in education and was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. She taught in public schools at Henrico County and George Washington High School, both in Virginia, before moving to Georgia where she continued her teaching while helping her husband obtain a degree in pharmacy.

She is a long time member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church and an active member of United Methodist Women, having served on its board and as vice president. She was a member of the Wesleyan Sunday school class.

Rheta spent the last years of her life devoting her time and energy to the love of her life, her three granddaughters. They all loved their “MeMe”. She enjoyed family trips to the beach, reading, a good game of bridge and long walks in the neighborhood where she met countless neighbors who became life-long friends. She always had a hug or smile for everyone and a dog treat in her pocket for her furry friends.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 2:00 PM with visitation following the service at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church.

The family requests flowers be omitted and if desired, donations be made to Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608-2240 or The American Diabetes Association.



Following the Service

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
2209 Fairview Road Raleigh, NC



2:00 PM

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
2209 Fairview Road Raleigh, NC


  1. Alma Sumler

    I was sorry to read about the loss of your dear loved one. The bible gives us hope of seeing them again in the promised resurrection according to [Acts 24:15]–[John 5:28-29] and [John chapter 11:24-25]. Isaiah 25:8 says that Jehovah God will swallow up death forever. I hope you will find some comfort in these scriptures.
    With Deep Sympathy.

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