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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Donna Moore

Jan. 27, 1960 ~ Nov. 20, 2020

Services will be held: December 5, 2020

William Thomas Roberson

July 6, 1924 ~ November 24, 2020

Services will be held:

Larry Clifton Fountain

January 6, 1946 ~ November 23, 2020

Services will be held:

Casey Elizabeth Snead

March 06, 1980 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Marvin Sherrill Barefoot

February 2, 1935 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held: November 24, 2020

Stephan (Steve) Gabriel Barat

August 1, 1946 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held: November 24, 2020

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Cornelia Crane Plyler

November 25, 1931 ~ November 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Lavinia Mae Britt

August 6, 1939 ~ December 16, 2020

Services will be held: November 21, 2020

Vara Hayes Fish

September 22, 1930 ~ October 27, 2020

Willow Spring- Vara Hayes Fish ,90, passed away Tuesday at her home. Born in Johnston county, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Susie Hayes. She married Arthur Ray Fish, Jr. on February 3, 1950; they were married 30 years before his passing in January 1980.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 30th at 11:00 AM at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends at other times at Vara’s home.

She is survived by two sons, Nelson R. Fish and wife, Robin of Willow Spring, Homer L. Fish of Willow Spring; grandchildren, Rob Fish (Laura), Amber Johnson (Scott), Alicia May (Kevin) and Ray Fish (Tara); 12 loved and cherished great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Vara was preceded in death by an infant brother, Sherrill Hayes.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Lilies of Hope Care Agency and their caregivers. A special thank-you to her life-long friend, Barbara Porter, who faithfully visited weekly and brought her delicious desserts.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607.



October 30, 2020

11:00 AM

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
1621 NC 55 Highway Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

At the graveside service mentioned above it is requested that everyone observe social distancing and wear a face covering.


  1. Jackie Ransdell

    “Miss Vara” was a sweet and lovely lady who especially loved her two sons and spoke of them often. I know both of her boys and their families will miss her immensely.


    Vara was a precious friend. Susie, Vara & I shared laughable memories over the years. New Hope was dear to our maturing years in Christ. God bless til we meet again!

  3. Bridget Steider

    my sincere condolences to all of you

  4. Regina Kinton

    Dear family,
    James, Kyle, Adam, and I want you to know that our memories of Mrs. Vara are sweet and from many years spent with her at New Hope Church.
    We know you will miss her but we also rejoice with you at her Home-going.
    Thank You JESUS!

    Regina Kinton

  5. Janet Winstead

    I met Vara at Pullen Aquatics in Raleigh several years ago. We became very good friends there. I send my condolences to her family whom she loved dearly.
    RIP, my friend.

  6. Darlene VanAtta Sprayberry

    Vera was my cousin. Since she was 17 years older than me. I called her Aunt. Ana since I could not say Vera Lee. I called her Aunt Diddle Dee. Sincere condolences to the boys & family. Will see you in Heaven when my time comes . Love you Diddle Dee.

  7. Barbara Shaw

    Vara Lee and my daddy, Robert Taylor were cousins. He always spoke fondly of her. We got to know her at our family reunions. I loved to hear her talk.
    She was a sweetheart. My sincere condolences to your family,

    Barbara Taylor Shaw

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