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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

Wayne Beale Lewter, Sr.

July 20, 1939 ~ October 27, 2020

Wayne Beale Lewter, Sr. 81, devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 after an adventuresome full life. Born in Roanoke Rapids, he was a son of the late Julian Ray Lewter and Mary Elizabeth Beale.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years Diane Parker Lewter and two sons, Wayne Lewter, Jr of Cary and Steve Lewter and his wife Brenda of Clayton. He also has two grandsons, Parker Lewter and Dylan Lewter that were his pride and joy. He leaves a sister, Elizabeth Wilton and her husband Charles, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ray Lewter.
Wayne was employed at ConAgra for 43 years, having served in various management positions throughout his career. His career started when the company was known as the Jesse Jones Sausage Company and his first assignment was to establish a quality control program. When General Mills took over in the mid 60’s, he was made plant superintendent, Production Manager. When he retired in 2002, he held the distinction of having the most seniority of all 84,000+ employees. After graduating high school, Wayne attended East Carolina College and King’s Business College after graduating from Woodland Olney High School in 1957. He was involved in many civic and business organizations, serving as presidents of many including the NC Meat Processors Association. An avid hunter, he and his family started the local chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and worked many years for the preservation of wildlife habitat throughout the country. His grandsons were his pride and joy as well as the home and farmland in Potecasi, NC where he grew up.
He loved to spend time with his sons and grandsons, be it chasing elk in the Rockies or duck hunting on our coast or deer and turkey hunting in Potecasi.
Wayne has been a member of First Baptist Church of Garner since 1960. He taught a Sunday School Class in early years and served as a church deacon as well.
Funeral service will be at 11:00am Saturday Oct. 31, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Garner, burial to follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no formal visitation, however, Wayne will lie in state Friday from 12 noon until 6 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner for those wishing to pay their respects and sign the guest book, no family will be present.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church, E3:20, 601 St. Mary’s St. Garner, NC 27529


Wayne will lie in state Friday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner from 12-6 PM. No family will be present. Please observe social distancing and wear a mask.


October 31, 2020

11:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Garner
Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. Please observe social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.


  1. Catherine Montague

    Diane and family are in my thoughts and
    Prayers. Love to all

  2. Judy Mayo Wilkins

    Diane and family,
    So very sorry to hear about Wayne…please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love…. Your Cousin, Judy Wilkins

  3. Mike Stainback

    Wayne Jr. I’m so sorry to hear the news. He was a wonderful man and friend. The RMEF nation will his contributions. So sorry I won’t be able to be there for I had my knee replacement Monday

  4. Ronnie and Kaye Moore

    We have you in our prayers. So sorry for your

  5. Derrick and Bobbie Taylor

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lewter was always such a kind man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.


    Diane and family so very sorry to hear about Wayne you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

  7. Richard Vaughan

    I enjoyed the many years of Wayne and I’s business relationship. He was a great guy to work with. My condolences to the family.

  8. Leta Grey Williams

    Thoughts of sympathy and prayers for family. Love, Leta and Steve Williams

  9. Margaret Williford

    Diane and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Dan and I really thought a lot of Wayne. He was really a good man. You are in our thoughts.
    Dan and Margaret Williford

  10. Lois Stephenson

    I hope you will find comfort in the love and memories you hold in your heart.

  11. Pat Augustine

    W.ayne, I hope you are resting high in that deer stand.

  12. Barry Dunn

    Sorry to hear about your loss of a great man I still remember when he took me hunting and I killed my first deer 🦌 and I enjoyed being around him and your family praying for you all

  13. Penny Lewter

    Diane, Wayne Jr., Steve and Brenda and boys, Libbie and Charlie and all the family,
    I love you all and you are in my prayers. I want you to know Wayne will be sorely missed as one of the elders of the Lewter family. We will miss him at the family reunions when we resume them. Wayne had a full and blessed life. He was a blessing to our family.

    It is with a heavy heart that I am unable to be there for the service. Please know I am thinking about you all. Love and hugs . Penny

  14. Joe and Janet Boone

    Diane we are so sorry to hear about Wayne. You two meant a lot to us especially our early years in Garner. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Joe and Janet Boone

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