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Phares Steavens Nye

April 27, 1934 ~ Nov. 12, 2019

Services will be held:

James Benton Hollingsworth

October 3, 1942 ~ November 8, 2019

Services will be held: November 15, 2019

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James Benton Nordan

March 22, 1928 ~ November 10, 2019

Services will be held: November 14, 2019

Richard Henry Gulley

11/13/1935 ~ November 8, 2019

Services will be held: November 11, 2019

Alan Bruce Clark

March 7, 1957 ~ November 8, 2019

Services will be held: November 12, 2019

Marvin Lewis Jones

February 10, 1937 ~ November 8, 2019

Services will be held: November 12, 2019

James David Smith

01/15/1934 ~ November 7, 2019

Services will be held: November 11, 2019

Ricky Lynn Matthews

November 12, 1953 ~ November 6, 2019

Services will be held: November 9, 2019

Richard Paul Shires

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

December 31, 1963 ~ September 10, 2019

In loving memory of Richard “Paul” Shires, 55, who passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Born in Raleigh on December 31, 1963 to William Archer and Katherine Myers Shires, Paul was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 6. After years of radiation and chemo he went into remission, relapsing only once. In July, Paul was diagnosed with glioblastoma. He had completed his first treatment of radiation and chemo Monday.

Paul was an avid Tarheel fan. He loved music from Allison Krause to LED Zeppelin. During the majority of his career as a CAD Technician, he helped design airports and began a love of airplanes.

Paul was predeceased by his parents William Archer Shires and Katherine Shires Bussa. He is survived by his step-mother, Nancy Shires of Greenville; brother, Kenneth (Terri) of Hillsborough; sister, Beth Knight (Bill) of Allen, TX; nephew, Brandon Knight; nieces, Sarah Holmes (Chris) and Jessica Bunn (Eric); and his longtime love, Elizabeth Huber.

Visitation will be held at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 14, 2019. Memorial service will follow visitation at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home chapel at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.


September 14, 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC


September 14, 2019

2:00 pm

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


  1. Tom Quinn

    Paul Rest In Peace!!

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Harriet and Caleb Cates

    Prayers and love to the family.

  3. Brett Allan

    Rest In Peace Paul, you will be missed. I am extremely privileged to have know you.

  4. Melanie , Michael Fabbiano

    Paul was a beautiful person. Caring and loving. He’s now one of God’s Angels, out of pain and suffering. Rest in peace.

  5. Dain Riley

    Paul worked with our group planning and designing Airports. He was a dependable and hard working person. He was once the Employee of the Year for our firm. I’m very glad I got to know and work with Paul.

  6. David and Lauren Fromwiller

    Paul was a kind man who always greeted us with a smile and a hug. He will be greatly missed.

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