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Robert “Earl” Stephens

April 22, 1943 ~ September 17, 2020

Services will be held: September 20, 2020

Lisa Penny Taylor

June 30, 1951 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Archie Cairns Miller

October 28, 1930 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

MSgt. Roger Lee Teasley, USAF (Ret.)

February 8, 1949 ~ August 27, 2020

Services will be held: September 18, 2020

James Keith Partin

April 11, 1957 ~ September 15, 2020

Services will be held:

Rosemarie Perrotta

July 15, 1940 ~ September 14, 2020

Services will be held: September 21, 2020

Gerald Owen Patterson

October 2, 1940 ~ September 10, 2020

Services will be held: September 15, 2020

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Willard Ray Owen

October 8, 1934 ~ September 13, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

On May 19th, 2020, Ted Darrell Austin, loving husband of 72 years, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 90.
Ted was born on February 17, 1930 to Mallie Arey Austin and Clyde Lumas Austin in Albemarle, N.C. He graduated from Albemarle High School and Pfeiffer College with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Business Education. On March 14, 1948, Ted married Betty Ruth Frick. They had three children, Mark, Denise and Todd. He loved his country and served in the Air Force in the Korean War, and remained in the Air National Guard, 263 Squadron, in Badin, N.C. for twenty-two years and retired with honors.
Ted loved the Lord and enjoyed teaching his men’s Sunday School class. He served as a deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Albemarle, N.C., First Baptist in Aberdeen, N.C.,Temple Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist in Raleigh, N.C.
Ted was active in his children’s education and served as President or Vice-President of PTA’s at Powell Elementary, Aycock Junior High and Enloe High School.
He taught high school in Randleman N.C. before joining the Right-Of-Way Division with the N.C. Department of Transportation in Aberdeen, N.C. The family moved to Raleigh, N.C. when Ted joined the Personnel Department with the Department of Transportation. He created the Training Department and trained newly recruited engineers and classes for supervisors. He was a lifelong member of the National Management Association and received many awards from the Association. Ted retired from the Department of Transportation of N.C. in 1991 with 34 years of service.
Ted loved spending time with his children, especially taking them to museums in downtown Raleigh. He also loved his grandchildren very much and enjoyed spending time with all the family at the beach.
Ted is survived by his wife, Betty Ruth Frick Austin of Wake Forest, N.C.; his three children, Mark Austin (Cathy) of Aiken, S.C., Denise Austin Rogers (Wayne) of Wake Forest, N.C., Todd Austin (Charla) of Cary, N.C.; his grandchildren, Brittney Austin of Greenville S.C., Trenton Austin of Raleigh, N.C., step-grandson Troy Majors (Tatyana) of Aiken, S.C.; cousins in Albemarle, N.C. and of Marietta, Georgia; also, his buddy and best friend for many years, Cloyce Alford of Raleigh, N.C.
The family wants to thank the many caregivers over the last two years especially, Jackie, Andi, Coral, and the staff at Cadence in Wake Forest, N.C. as well as Transitions LifeCare.
A graveside service will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Raleigh Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ted, can be given to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Raleigh and Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh. A service of Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.



May 23, 2020

3:00 pm

Raleigh Memorial Park
7501 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, North Carolina

This is a graveside service only


  1. Coral Deaver

    Me Ted has a very special place in my heart. I enjoyed in helping with the care for him and Miss Betty. My heart aches for her. Heaven has a new Angel. Much love and prayers to the family. Sincerely Coral Deaver

  2. Buddy and Elizabeth Crowder

    Mark, we’re praying for you and your family. I’m sure your Dad is rejoicing with the King! God Bless!

  3. Jo Burris McGalliard

    Ted was my first cousin and very loved by our family. He was the kindest most gentle spirited man anyone has ever known. He and our other cousin Bob Bowers were just a few months apart in age and were the best of friends. Ted and Betty were so much a part of my growing up years. I always looked forward to hearing of their latest adventure. Ted’s mother was my Mother’s favorite sister so she kept us up to date on Ted’s life milestones. I have enjoyed getting to know him personally since I moved back to the south. He had such depth of thought and wide interests. A real pleasure to explore his latest interests with him. He was a wonderful son.husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed so much. I look forward to seeing him again when the Lord comes.

  4. Al Parker, Concord, NC

    I served with Ted in the North Carolina Air National Guard in the late 60s and early 70s. Ted was my mentor and was a pleasure to work with. My only regret is that after he retired, I never saw him again. My condolences go out for the family for this great man. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.

  5. JACK R McKinney

    Betty,Mark,Denise and Tood, We learned of Ted”s homing going today. We send you each our condolences. Our prayers will be with each of you during this time .I enjoyed working with Ted at Temple Baptist Church and appreciated his wisdom and insight about church matters. May God Bless and comfort you during this time of loses.

  6. JACK R McKinney

    Betty, Mark, Denise and Tood, We learned of Ted’s home going today. we send you each our condolences. I enjoyed working with Ted at Temple Baptist. church and serving with him on the deacon board and in Sunday school and other commitee’s. He was a man with wisdom and fore thought. May God Bless and comfort each of you during this time of celeberation.

  7. Debra Mauldin Erk

    May God comfort each of you during your loss. What a loss of such a kind, loving, humble man. It has been a long time since I have seen you all, but you have never been forgotten. My prayers will be with each of you. Love, Debbie Mauldin Erk (Albemarle, NC)

  8. Ann Nance Daniels

    I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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