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Services

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Jimmy Daniel Wilkins

04/19/1937 ~ 02/21/2018

Services will be held: 02/23/2018

Sewell for website

George Douglas Sewell

07/23/1941 ~ 02/14/2018

Services will be held: 02/22/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Gregory Alan Leach

01/29/1962 ~ 02/17/2018

Services will be held: 02/21/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Hannah Senter Messer

12/22/1931 ~ 02/16/2018

Services will be held: 02/19/2018

Donald Mascia prayer card

Donald Anthony Mascia

09/07/1974 ~ 02/14/2018

Services will be held: 02/21/2018

Elaine Price obit photo

Elaine Dupree Price

03/31/1951 ~ 02/15/2018

Services will be held: 02/18/2018

Donald Hudson Online Pic

Donald “Don” Miller Hudson

10/01/1956 ~ 02/16/2018

Services will be held: 02/19/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Gladys Pope Tippett

06/12/1923 ~ 02/11/2018

Services will be held: 02/16/2018

Russell L. Watkins



Russell Watkins obit photo

9/4/1930 ~ 09/01/2017

Russell L. Watkins was born on September 4, 1930 and died on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Otha and Thelma Barlow Watkins, and his wife, Audrey Watkins. He graduated from Millbrook High School in 1950. Afterwards, he began a 54 year career as a truck driver.

He will be remembered as a devoted son, father, husband, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was always a hard worker and was known for saying “anything worth doing is worth doing right.”

Mr. Watkins is survived by his daughter, Ginger Eaton (husband, David); grandchildren Zachary, Jesse and Aerynn Eaton; and brother, Johnny Watkins (wife, Janie).

Funeral service will be held at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 Noon to 1:00. Burial will follow the service at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Watkins requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wake Co. SPCA, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.


Visitation

09/06/2017

Noon - 1:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, 27604

Mr. Watkins requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wake Co. SPCA, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Service

09/06/2017

1:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, 27604

Burial will follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens

Guestbook

  1. Pat and Harry Walton, Bobby Poole

    Russell was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He will be missed.

  2. Jean Ayscue Nipper

    A family friend for seventy years, always smiling and willing to help in any situation. A honor to have known Russell and his family. May God bless each family member and Russell’s friends. Rest in peace, my friend.

  3. Adrian Hagwood Panter

    You were an amazing person, who will be dearly missed. I can remember the days of being in your house growing up and you always made me feel like I was one of your own. Thank you so much for being my 2nd dad and being there when Ginger and I needed you!

    Love,
    Adrian Panter

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