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Anna Pabst Matthews

Sept. 8, 1948 ~ July 9, 2019

Services will be held: July 20, 2019

Wiley Max Altman, Sr.

September 14, 1932 ~ July 14, 2019

Services will be held: July 18, 2019

Mark Wilson

August 30, 1960 ~ July 13, 2019

Services will be held: July 17, 2019

Lloyd Douglas Jones

March 17, 1945 ~ July 12, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Martha “Anne” Garner

May 11, 1943 ~ July 11, 2019

Services will be held: July 14, 2019

Linda Golden Brown

November 29, 1944 ~ July 10, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Edward “Ed” Wesley Padfield, Jr.

July 29, 1942 ~ July 8, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Lindsay H. Rush

August 19, 1927 ~ June 26, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Vera Ratcliffe Harrison

December 14, 1929 ~ June 29, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. – Vera Ratcliffe Harrison, 89, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Vera Benfield Ratcliffe of Methuen, MA; husband of fifty-four years, Nick Ray Harrison; three brothers and three sisters; and one grandchild.

She is survived by her children: Nick Harrison, Jr. (Sylvia) of Raleigh, NC, Peggy Elliott (George) of Bath, NC, Philip Harrison (Susan) of New Castle, PA, Eddie Harrison (Linda) of Four Oaks, NC, and Andy Harrison of Louisburg, NC. She is also survived by: two brothers; one sister; sixteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.


July 1, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner
1200 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529


July 1, 2019

11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner
1200 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529

Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.


  1. Carolyn g Ratcliffe-vargas

    Aunt Vera you loved unconditionally . Your heart was gold . I’ll always remember all the fond memories I had as family . Our trips from one of the boys sleeping in front of the hotel door in fear id run off. Rest well Aunt Vera a job well done.

  2. Robert Stanley

    Mrs. Harrison was the most wonderful lady. She raised great children and I always enjoyed being at her house. Prayers for everyone and much love.

  3. Sharon Reaves Heath

    I will always treasure all of the family time we shared. I loved your gift of “gab”. You will be missed by so many, myself as well. Thanks for the sweet memories

  4. Melissa Wooten McGahey

    I will be lifting your family up in prayer. Cherish the moments you shared together and know that the love you shared will bring you strength in this difficult time.

  5. Wanda langston

    Vera, your wish finally came true. While you will be greatly missed, you are whole again. Go now with God ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Virginia Carroll

    My sympathy and condolences are extended to all of the family.

  7. Kyle Honeycutt

    I am saddened to hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Ava A maldonado

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Vera was a wonderful lady and will be missed. She was a great mentor to me in the early years of my marriage. Praying for her family as you adjust to her going home.

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