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Rex Dean pic

Rex Marvin Dean

07/22/1922 ~ 08/11/2018

Services will be held: 08/18/2018


Louise Smith Willey

05/04/1930 ~ 08/12/2018

Services will be held: 08/15/2018

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Steven Lee Dayton

07/16/1956 ~ 07/03/2018

Services will be held:

Shirley Lee

Shirley Fish Lee

09/24/1930 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/15/2018

Robert Smith Obit Photo

Robert Lynn Smith, Jr.

04/11/1935 ~ 08/10/2018

Services will be held: 08/12/2018

Wayne Carr obit photo

Wayne H. Carr

06/03/1934 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/14/2018

Alfred Smith Obit Photo

Alfred C. Smith

03/25/1923 ~ 08/09/2018

Services will be held: 08/13/2018

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Robert “Bob” Vonn

02/03/1934 ~ 08/06/2018

Services will be held:

Thomas Phillip Ficklin, Jr.

Ficklin photo obit

9/11/1952 ~ 05/30/2018

Thomas Phillip Ficklin, Jr., better known as “Phil,” joined “The Good Lord” on May 30, 2018. He was 65 years old and was preceded in death by his mother and father, Sue and Thomas Ficklin, and niece, Dawn Drinkard.

Phil was a person who opened his heart and home to those who needed a helping hand, he never ran away from a challenging situation, and he was his happiest when he was in the presence of loved ones. Phil was a humble man who simply made the world a better place through his actions of love, laughter, strength, and resilience.

Part of Phil’s legacy was that he was a man who believed that part of being a good man was being a great father, but merely saying he was either of the two would be an understatement that would not give him proper justice or even halfway define the true depth of his character. A man of true benevolence and sacrifice, Phil gave everything he could to help his children and others succeed in this world. A man of kindness and permanence, Phil would do everything in his power to demonstrate that, for his children and grandchildren, they would never be alone.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. Friends may visit with the family following the service. Phil is survived by his son, Brandon Ficklin, daughter Jessica Ficklin, and two grandchildren, Camden Ficklin and Colby Ficklin.

In lieu of sending flowers, the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or to Tender Touch Family Care Home, P.O. Box 41442, Raleigh, NC 27629.



Following Memorial Service

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road, Ralegh

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or to Tender Touch Family Care Home, PO Box 41442, Raleigh, NC 27629



2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or to Tender Touch Family Care Home, P.O. Box 41442, Raleigh, NC 27629.


  1. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  2. Alma Sumler

    I was sorry to read about the loss of your dear loved one. The bible gives us hope of seeing them again in the coming resurrection according to these scriptures [Acts 24:15]– [John 5:28-29] and [John 11

  3. Judy

    Millie, Jane, Phil’s children and family, this is a beautiful tribute to Phillip and his life here on earth. I am sending each of you my condolences and prayers. Be comforted in that his earthy pain is gone and he is once again reunited with his family gone before him.

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