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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

Robert Allan Alexander

Allan Alexander Obit Photo

10/05/1947 ~ 06/07/2018

RALEIGH – Robert “Allan” Alexander, 70, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday June 7th. He was born in 1947 in Raleigh, NC to Joseph and Betty Alexander. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, and worked at Dorothea Dix Hospital in the Physical Plant Department for 30 years.

Allan is survived by his wife of 40 years, Regina Young Alexander and five children, Vio Tapu and wife Gina of Bucharest, Romania, Irina Burlacu and husband Bogdan of Fort Collins, Colorado, Elena Alexander-Alvarez and husband Arturo “Al” Alvarez, Adam “Benone” Alexander and Dennis Alexander; grandchildren Alexandra Tapu, Aiden Alexander, Addison Alexander, Melanie Ramirez and Derek Ramirez; brother David Alexander and wife Judy from Goldsboro and sister Carolyn Truelove and husband Jack of Sparta, NC; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Braxton Alexander.

Allan enjoyed his retirement years “piddling” around the house always working on that Honey Do list, and making his daily rounds to Lowes, Home Depot and various neighbor’s houses. He was an active ruling elder at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church where he was also responsible for the building and grounds. But the job he loved most at church was his role as the “official hugger”. He and Regina enjoyed the last three years traveling. They had just returned from a month long visit to Italy 8 days before his death.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 13 at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1420 Carolina Pines Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603.

The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 1:15 pm and they will receive friends at their home at other times.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to the general fund of St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church.



1:15 - 1:45 pm

at the church prior to the service



2:00 pm

St. Barnabus Presbyterian Church
1420 Carolina Pines Ave. Raleigh, NC 27603


  1. Edna Reynolds

    Regina, my heart hurts for you and your family! I pray the Lord will bring you comfort and peace.

  2. John Milner

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the wonderful memories and times you shared and allow God to bring you peace.

  3. Alma Sumler

    I was sorry to read about your loss. In expressing my condolences I would like to share these encouraging scriptures that promises a resurrection of the dead. [Acts 24:15]–[John 5:28-29]. and [John 11:24-25]. I hope they will bring you some comfort.
    With Deep Sympathy.

  4. Wanda Martinez

    Regina, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.

  5. Linda Boeka

    Dear Regina, Dan and I are so sorry for your loss. One could easily see how much you both loved each other. We had such a good time with you and Allan in Italy. It will be a special vacation to remember. All our love, Dan and Linda Boeka

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