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Shirley Johnson

Shirley Goss Johnson

11/26/1935 ~ 04/25/2018

Services will be held: 04/28/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Carole K. Mathis

09/28/1940 ~ 04/24/2018

Services will be held: 04/28/2018

Peggy Massey Obit Photo

Peggy Ann Massey

08/16/1957 ~ 04/23/2018

Services will be held:

Whitehead obit photo

Josiah Royce Whitehead

9/25/1932 ~ 04/20/2018

Services will be held: 04/28/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

James Reese Collins

12/14/1938 ~ 04/20/2018

Services will be held: 04/24/2018

Sharon Korb Obit Photo

Sharon Ann Korb

08/20/1948 ~ 04/19/2018

Services will be held: 04/23/2018

Betty Lee obit photo

Betty Lou Lee

06/08/1942 ~ 04/17/2018

Services will be held: 04/19/2018

john compos photo

John Alex Compos

11/25/1940 ~ 04/15/2018

Services will be held: 04/19/2018

Stanley Leon ” Skip” Caton

Stanley Caton obit photo

08/23/1926 ~ 05/18/2017

RALEIGH – Stanley Leon Caton (“Skip”) passed away on May 18, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born on August 23, 1926 to Walter Lee Caton and Brennie Workman Caton. Skip was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in World War II, where he was stationed in Rome, Italy, and in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jean Ruth Caton.

Skip was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society of North Carolina, the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, the National Society of the Sons of the Revolution, and a charter member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Jim Hunt in 1989 for his work on the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Skip was a talented artist, who excelled at both drawing and photography. He also enjoyed Italian food from his and his late wife Jean’s favorite restaurant, Casa Carbone, and was more technologically savvy than most of his children and some of his grandchildren. Skip’s warmth, charm, and sense of humor were magnetic – he never met a stranger. More than anything, he relished spending time with his growing family. We could not ask for a better father or grandfather.

Skip is survived by his children, Stan Caton, Jr. (wife Debbie), Asheville, NC; Sally Melissa Caton Doster (husband Roy), Raleigh, NC; Mark Caton, McGee’s Crossroads, NC; Ethan Caton (wife Rashmi), Fuquay-Varina, NC; granddaughters Elspeth Hobbs, Anastasia Caton (husband Jarrod Rainey), Caroline Caton (Mark Dillon), Lara Caton, and Supriya Caton; and great grandchildren Elaina Jean Caton, Ashton Dillon, Mark Dillon III, and Mary-Elizabeth Dillon.

Graveside service is at 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., and American Heart Association of Eastern North Carolina.




1:30 pm

Graveside Historic Oakwood Cemetery
701 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27601


  1. Rusty Humphries

    So sorry to hear of your loss as I consider Mr. Caton a friend and mentor.
    My regards to everyone.

  2. Thomas S. Robinson

    My condolences at the loss of a valued fellow warrior in the Society of Colonial Wars in NC.

  3. Wanda Hensdale

    I will miss seeing Mr Caton in the lobby of Olde School Commons. He always had a smile and friendly words. May he rest in peace. Prayers for all of his family and friends.

  4. Jeanne and David Smoot

    David and I knew Skip for many years and also knew his wife Jean. An affable gentleman and a devoted husband and father, we are glad he lived a good, long life and had so many worthwhile and varied interests. We extend sincere condolences to the loved ones of this good man and patriot.

    David and Jeanne Smoot
    Wake Forest, NC

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