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Franklin D. Bailey, Sr.

Nov. 22, 1932 ~ Oct. 19, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Howard Thomas Jones, Sr.

April 2, 1930 ~ October 18, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Sarah Louise Adams Coates

October 17, 1918 ~ October 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

Norris Ray Yates

Jan. 26, 1935 ~ Oct. 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Della Louise Franks

February 17, 1939 ~ October 11, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Peggy Ipock Parrish

November 13, 1930 ~ October 13, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

E. Millard Johnson

September 24, 1931 ~ October 12, 2019

Services will be held: October 17, 2019

Marland Overton Denton

October 31, 1941 ~ October 10, 2019

Services will be held:

Thomas Everette Blake

Aug. 24, 1946 ~ September 23, 2019

Thomas E. Blake, 73, of Raleigh, passed away suddenly at Wake Medical Center Monday Sept. 23, surrounded by his loving family. A native of Wake County, he was the son of Irma Morris Blake and the late Robert Blake. Thomas retired from WRAL-TV after more than 30 years of service.

The family will receive friends and relatives Thursday Sept. 26, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Along with his father, Thomas was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Blake.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Lawrence Blake; daughters, Kim Parrish and husband, Vernon and Donna Blake; sons, Thomas Blake, Jr., George Benjamin Blake, Sr. and Scott West; mother, Irma Morris Blake; sisters, Patricia Sanders and Becky Rogers; brothers, Wilber Blake and wife, Ellen, and William Blake; eight grandchildren, Breanna Blake, Benji Blake and wife, Courtney, Jacob Blake, Ashley Rodriguez, Sarah West, Cameron West, Dustin Wilson and Shannon Wilson, as well as eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his former daughter-in-law, Angie Mikus. In Lieu of flowers please send donations to Linda Blake at 725 Locust Ln. Raleigh, NC 27603.


September 26, 2019

6:00-8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner


No formal service


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