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Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Services will be held: To Be Determined

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Wayne E. Hubbard. Sr.

Nov. 16, 1955 ~ August 3, 2020

Services will be held:

Alice Dudley Marshall

Dec, 31, 1934 ~ Aug, 4, 2020

Services will be held: Aug. 10, 2020

Robert Curtis “Bob” Friese, Sr.

June 23, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020

Services will be held:

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held:

Elwood R. Bartley, Jr.

December 20, 1962 ~ July 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Ezraleen Matthews Thaxton

December 15, 1929 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held: August 2, 2020

Reapa Morgan McDaniel

October 12, 1932 ~ July 29, 2020

Services will be held: August 5, 2020

Thomas “Randy” Creech

Dec. 17, 1945 ~ July 26, 2020

Randy Creech, 74 of Garner, passed away Sunday at Rex Hospital. A native of Johnston Co. he was the son of the late Thomas Odell and Lucille Jones Creech. He was the owner of Randy’s RV’s in Clayton for several years and a faithful member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church for over 50 years where he loved to sing in the choir. Randy was an Auctioneer for Johnson Properties for many years. His greatest passion was showing quarter -horses for AQHA and NRHA. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. There will be a Graveside service at 1 PM Wednesday July 29, 2020 at Montlawn Memorial Park, Mausoleum, with Military Honors. (due to Covid-19 it is requested that masks be worn) Along with his parents Randy was preceded in death by his sister; Linda Barber and a brother Joseph Odell Creech.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years; Frances Duncan Creech; son, Shay Creech and wife Leigh Anne; brother, Rex Creech and wife Peggy; sister-in-law, Phyllis Creech and grandson, Brack Creech. Randy will lie in state Tuesday from 12-5 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner for anyone wishing to pay their respects. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to either St. Andrews United Methodist Church 1201 Maxwell Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603 or The American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Tx. 75231.(no family present).


12 Noon - 5 PM

Randy will lie in state Tuesday July 28, 2020 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Garner for anyone wishing to pay their respects. (no family present) from 12 noon - 5 PM


July 29, 2020


Montlawn Memorial Park- Mausoleum
With Military Honors. Due to COVID-19 please consider wearing a mask and social distancing.


  1. Sherry Hollingsworth

    Frances, I was so sorry to learn of Randy’s death. Please know that I will be thinking of all of you during these hard, hard times.

    Love, Sherry

  2. Virginia Carroll

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences are extended to you Frances and to all of your family.

  3. CarolynByrd

    Frances we’ve kept you both in our prayers so very long
    Our hearts go out to you and the family
    You have been Randys angel in every way possible. Vic and I will so miss sitting behind him at church. We love you and God be with you to bring you comfort.
    In Christian love
    Carolyn and Vic

  4. Linda Bryant

    Dear Frances,
    I am so sorry to hear this news and I am wishing you peace during this difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hopefully we can get together in a few weeks to share our thoughts and love .
    God bless you and your family always.
    Love, Linda Bryant

  5. Grace Pearce

    I am so sad to hear of the loss of my friend Randy. I helped him and France with their booths from time to time at a lot of horse shows. Such a great person. My prayers go out to Frances and Shay. God Bless. Grace and Zeb Pearce.

  6. Allison Scott

    Ms. Frances, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Randy will truly be missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Allison, Cora and George Scott

  7. Donna Smith Johnson

    Frances, We were so very sorry to learn of Randy’s death. We are praying for you and your family. May the Holy Spirit comfort you during the sad times ahead. Love in Christ, Donna Smith Johnson

  8. Donnie Harrison

    God has a plan for all of us and He will be with you during these difficult times. Randy will be missed but you will always have his beautiful memories. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Donnie Harrison and Jodi

  9. David McMurrer

    Rest in Peace my friend

    David McMurrer

  10. Shirley Lombardo

    I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for the loss of Randy. He was a wonderful person and totally enjoyed visiting with him at the shows. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Shirley

  11. Elaine P Jenkins

    Dear Frances and family,
    Randy was such a blessing to all of us. Always generous, welcoming, loving, Randy made everyone feel accepted and good. We send our love, prayers, and thoughts as you all honor and grieve your loss. It is a loss for all of us. With love in Christ, Claude and Elaine Jenkins

  12. Wanda Brewer

    Dear Frances I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s death. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. Love, Wanda

  13. John & Karen Turner

    Frances, Shay and the entire family – It’s been 20 years since Randy’s first heart attack and all this time God has been faithful. Our hearts hurt – Randy was one of the dearest and kindest people we have ever met. We and the rest of this earth will notice his absence and sorely miss him. You are precious to us. If we can help with anything, please let us know.

  14. Bobby & Nancy Barbour

    Randy will be missed by everyone that knows him. He loved doing things for St. Andrews and singing in the choir.
    Frances, you have been by his side throughout all of his health issues. You always had a special smile for Randy and everyone else. May God be with you always.

  15. Cathette Plumer

    Barbara, Shea and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Randy. He was a great man and I always love to talk to him at horse events. He will be truly missed in the horse world and every where he may have traveled in the past.

  16. Tim Jennings

    So long partner. It was great honor to share a little bit of the ride.

  17. Hartwell Hall

    Randy was good friend to all that ever met him.
    Peggy & Hartwell Hall

  18. Ron Morrow

    God got a good one. I was so blessed to get to know you. Know matter how he felt he all ways ask how I was. Loved him very much. you will be miss by me and your church family and anyone who knew you.

  19. Margaret Byrs

    Frances/Shay Randy will be missed in the quarter horse world My prayers are with you.

  20. Rickie Horn

    Dearest Ms Francis
    So sorry to hear about Randy
    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and family
    Love you🙏❤️

  21. Linda Mangum Wood

    I am sorry to learn of your loss. He sounds like a wonderfully kind man. May God hold you and your family.
    Linda Mangum Wood

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