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James Clifton Moon

November 10, 1937 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Darryl James Heuser

Dec. 1, 1953 ~ Aug. 21, 2019

Services will be held:

Betty Z. Cowing

August 15, 1922 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 23, 2019

Oral Wise

March 1, 1952 ~ August 19, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Joseph Rickey “Rick” French

August 28, 1945 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: August 28, 2019

Martin “Matt” Willoughby

Feb. 9, 1950 ~ Aug. 6, 2019

Services will be held: September 6, 2019

Jean Carroll Kaplan

October 23, 1933 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: At a later date

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Brenda Kay Ward

September 3, 1945 ~ August 16, 2019

Services will be held: August 19, 2019

Roger Leon Baker

April 12, 1941 ~ August 14, 2019

RALEIGH – Roger Leon Baker, 78, died Wednesday at Transitions LifeCare after an 8 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Harnett County, he was the son of the late Leon Early Baker and Vera Mozelle Mills Baker.

He was well loved and respected by his family and community. He enjoyed helping others, whether he was cutting grass for widows or donating his time in any way he could.

The funeral service will be 1:30 pm Friday at Hilltop Church, where he was a devoted member. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday at the church from 12:30 -1:15, prior to the service.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Britt Baker; son, Rodney Baker (Wendy); sisters, Shirley Dean and Marjorie Martin; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a loving extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tony Baker; sister, Peggy O’Quinn and daughter, Catina Baker McIntyre.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.


August 16, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Hilltop Church, Fuquay-Varina


August 16, 2019

1:30 PM

Hilltop Church, Fuquay-Varina


  1. Rodney and Wendy

    He was a man of God with a special heart. A dad, a ‘papa’ and a friend!! We will miss you but we are so happy you are healed!

  2. Jerry Matthews

    My heart goes out to Lucille for she has stood by him all the way when days were tough. To Rodney , Wendy and the girls I miss seeing you at Church. I remember meeting Roger at church the first time. We became friends and later became cooking partners for our men’s prayer breakfast on Sunday mornings before the bus workers went out. The years soon past and Roger health came into question. Alzheimer’s then took away a side from us that we all missed. Thankfully God’s grace is sufficient and we shall see him in Heaven.

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