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clark pic for obit

Herman Odell “Tink” Clark

8/20/1927 ~ 11/21/2017

Services will be held: 11/25/2017


Benjamin Byrd Cannon

9/15/1987 ~ 11/19/2017

Services will be held: 11/25/2017

Kathy Creech obit photo

Kathy Lynn Creech

08/29/1956 ~ 11/19/2017

Services will be held: 11/22/2017

Shelton Price obit, blanket and bulletin photo

Shelton Leroy Price

07/06/1923 ~ 11/17/2017

Services will be held: 11/21/2017

51Al and Marilyn's Wedding

Dr. Alfio Romano

09/16/1930 ~ 11/16/2017

Services will be held: 11/18/2017

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Jonathan Luke Patino

06/06/1997 ~ 11/14/2017

Services will be held: 11/20/2017

William Partin obit photo

Perrin Partin

07/05/1932 ~ 11/12/2017

Services will be held: 11/18/2017

Joyce Higgins obit photo

Joyce E. Higgins

12/14/1935 ~ 11/13/2017

Services will be held: 11/16/2017

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.



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.



1:00 pm

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

Burial will follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens


  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!

    Adrian Panter

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