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Leroy Fulton Kenan, Jr.

January 3, 1958 ~ July 11, 2020

Services will be held: July 14, 2020

Marjorie Louise Cook

October 22, 1918 ~ April 6, 2020

Services will be held: 07/18/2020

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Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held: July 15, 2020

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

Virginia Merritt Yates

October 22, 1942 ~ March 26, 2020

Virginia Merritt Yates, 77, died Wednesday at her residence. She was a graduate of Cary High School, attended East Carolina University and graduated from NC State University in 1986. She retired from the NC Legislature as an administrative assistant.
Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” C. Yates; daughters, Kamela Yates-Niemyski (Paul) of Dallas, TX and Tanisia Yates of Raleigh; brother, Braxton Merritt (Edee) of Greensboro; grandchildren, Sophia, Briana, Kasia and Brock.
A private service will be held in the chapel mausoleum at Raleigh Memorial Park on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to Church of the Good Shepherd, 121 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.



March 28, 2020

2:00 pm

Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum

Due to the Coronovirus, the service will be PRIVATE and by invitation only


  1. Peggy Robinson

    Bob I am so sorry for your loss Virginia is in a better place than we are may God bless you and I hope you will get some rest

  2. Peggy Robinson

    Bob my thoughts and prayers are with you thinking of you !!!

  3. Terry Hackney

    Bob and family it is with our deepest sympathy to learn of the death of Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you in this time of grief.
    Terry and Barbara Hackney

  4. Lynn Barbari

    To a lady I was honored to call a friend. She was always the kindest person I knew. I’ll treasure our fun times together the past 15 years.
    May she Rest In Peace.

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