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Leroy Fulton Kenan, Jr.

January 3, 1958 ~ July 11, 2020

Services will be held: July 14, 2020

Marjorie Louise Cook

October 22, 1918 ~ April 6, 2020

Services will be held: 07/18/2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held: July 15, 2020

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

Stephen Lee Hester

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes


Stephen Lee Hester, 78, passed away on Wednesday. A native of Durham NC, he was the son of the late Frank and Jessamine Bullock Hester.

A graveside service will be 11:00 am Friday at Raleigh Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Murdoch Developmental Center in Butner, NC.

Stephen is survived by his brothers, Reece Hester and wife, Becky, Larry Hester and wife, Jerry, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care provided to Steve by the staff of Murdoch Developmental Center.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Murdoch Developmental Center, Attention: Parkview Cottage, PO Box 3000, 1600 East C Street, Butner, NC 27509



September 13, 2019

11:00 AM

Graveside - Raleigh Memorial Park
7209 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27612


  1. Sharon E Starnes

    Thinking about you at this difficult time with fond memories of visiting with Steve over the years. He was such a sweet fellow. Makes me smile to remember how people always “reminded him of (somebody),” his love of Elvis and his “letters.”
    Most sincerely,
    Sharon (aka Loretta Lynn:)

  2. Kathy Sommerfeld

    Reese, your whole family are in my loving thoughts. I did not know your brother but Sharon’s note helped me catch a glimpse of what a good soul he was.
    With love,
    Kathy Sommerfeld

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