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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Walter Hardy Mills, Jr.

3/28/1922 ~ 03/18/2018

Services will be held: 04/14/2018

Wright Hardy

Wright Lupton Hardy

3/19/1923 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/25/2018

Lois Strickland obit photo

Lois K. Strickland

11/11/1944 ~ 03/21/2018

Services will be held: 03/27/2018

Stacy Penny

Stacy B. Penny

08/01/1931 ~ 03/20/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

W. Adams Obit Photo

Wilbert Wright “Gabe” Adams

10/12/1929 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018


Cecil R. Brown

03/13/1940 ~ 03/19/2018

Services will be held: 03/23/2018

William Jones

William “Billy” Jones

01/18/1937 ~ 03/17/2018

Services will be held: 03/22/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

David Eugene Simpkins

12/18/1955 ~ 03/13/2018

Services will be held: 03/18/2018

Vicki Beaman Austin

Vicki Austin obit photo

12/23/1957 ~ 11/09/2017

SMITHFIELD – Vicki Beaman Austin, 59, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday at Wake Med, Cary. She worked with Swift Creek Nursery for over 25 years.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Sunday at Oakland Presbyterian Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall following the service.

Survivors include her husband, Joe David Austin; son, Adam Austin and wife, Nicole of Garner; mother, Maverine Taylor and step-father, Charlie Taylor; sister, Beverly Adams and husband, Mike; brother-in-law, David Andrews (Shirley), sister-in-law, Ann Ferrell (Jesse) and brothers-in-law, Jimmy Austin (Debbie) and Jack Austin (Phyllis); step siblings, Ronnie Taylor, Gail Higdon, and Dean Taylor, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Nicholas Earl Beaman and her sister, Brenda Beaman Andrews.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 8927 Cleveland Rd., Clayton, NC 27520.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Mark Graham II and staff of Waverly Hematology/ Oncology for the care provided for Vicki during her battle with cancer.


Following services at the church



2:00 pm

Oakland Presbyterian Church
8927 Cleveland Road Clayton, NC 27520


  1. Jimmy Garner

    Our prayers are Joe David and all the family during this time. Miss Vicki was a sweet lady, always very friendly every where you seen her. Will miss seeing her walk to the mailbox, mow the yard when she felt like it. Many prayers for the family daily.

  2. Sharon Van Vechten

    Deepest condolences Beverly. Losing any sibling is life altering as important witness to our ife memories. . Holding you in my heart at this time and sending healing thoughts. .

  3. Lanny & Helen

    We are so sorry. We are praying for comfort & peace for your family. We will always remember Vicki’s gentle spirit and tender heart.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Lanny & Helen

  4. Brenda J. Thornton

    Joe David – I very sorry for the loss of your wife. Prayers for comfort and peace in the future for you and the family. Vicki was a sweet person.

  5. Barbara Matthews Williams

    Bev,,, I’m so sorry for the lost of your sister!!!
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Love and miss you…..Barbara Matthews Williams

  6. Joe David Ausin


    You pray for me and I will pray for you!


  7. David and Sandra Bjorling

    Jo David,
    Even though we are 3,000 miles away, right now, please know our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.
    Blessings, David and Sandra

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