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William Mitchell “Bill” Wall

10/12/1925 ~ 5/21/2018

Services will be held: 05/24/2018


Geraldine W. Myatt

10/07/1927 ~ 05/21/2018

Services will be held: 05/24/2018

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Alana Joy Corey

05/18/2018 ~ 05/18/2018

Services will be held: 05/25/2018

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John O. Davis

07/15/1931 ~ 05/16/2018

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Ann Laura Firminger Howard

03/20/1945 ~ 05/14/2018

Services will be held: 05/18/2018

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Frances E. Brantley

06/02/1940 ~ 05/15/2018

Services will be held: 05/19/2018

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Loueen Slaughter Fogel

12/24/1947 ~ 05/14/2018

Services will be held:

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Peggy Lou Ford Beane

03/07/1942 ~ 05/12/2018

Services will be held: 05/17/2018

Thressa Crowell McCullough

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03/01/1937 ~ 05/17/2017

Thressa Crowell McCullough, 80, of Raleigh, beloved wife, mother, and friend died Wednesday.  Tessie was a native of Stanley County, NC and the daughter of the late Earl B. and Sallie L. Crowell.  She attended Presbyterian Nursing School in Charlotte and was a Registered Nurse, working at Dorothea Dix Hospital for 30 years.

Tessie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crafting, and cooking.  She loved watching NCSU and UNC basketball and, more than anything, spending time with her cherished grandson. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John E. McCullough, her parents, and her brother Kenneth Crowell.

She is survived by her daughter Hope M. Benziger and her husband Tim and grandson Henry of Raleigh; her daughter Heather McCullough and her husband Martin Harris of Troutman, NC; her sister Tillie Hall and her husband Dave of Belmont, NC; and her brother Mike Crowell and his wife Pam of Salisbury, NC.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2PM at the Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel, 831 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tessie’s name to the SPCA of Wake County or the American Cancer Society.





Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604

Memorial contributions to SPCA of Wake County or American Cancer Society.


  1. Ray Boling

    Ray and the Boling family do and will miss Tessie for a long time to come. Ray will remember how much she helped in spirit and hard work as she contributed to the care of Dot and Vernon Boling. Her beautiful spirit brought much cheer and support. Please know we wish the best for all her family.

  2. Patricia Frederick

    I worked for Thressa for almost 2 years she was the most precious loving caring beautiful person you would ever want to know. We had lots of things in common and shared many laughs she will always remain in my whole life and she will be missed we have lost a treasure

  3. Linda Glasby

    Jessie was one of the most precious women I ever met.

  4. Tracy Rock

    Heather – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care during this difficult time.
    Love, Tracy

  5. sue ellen johnson

    We will miss Tess’s cheerful, calm, gentle presence here in our neighborhood, especially on our daily walks.
    How fortunate to have been able to spend time with her; even so briefly…

  6. Anita Daye

    It was such a pleasure to have met Tess and to know her as such a sweet and kind lady. I will definitely miss seeing and talking with her, especially about different shows she watched on tv. May God continue to provide strength to Heather and Hope, as well as all of the family and friends.

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