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William Mitchell “Bill” Wall

10/12/1925 ~ 5/21/2018

Services will be held: 05/24/2018


Geraldine W. Myatt

10/07/1927 ~ 05/21/2018

Services will be held: 05/24/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Alana Joy Corey

05/18/2018 ~ 05/18/2018

Services will be held: 05/25/2018

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John O. Davis

07/15/1931 ~ 05/16/2018

Services will be held:

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Ann Laura Firminger Howard

03/20/1945 ~ 05/14/2018

Services will be held: 05/18/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Frances E. Brantley

06/02/1940 ~ 05/15/2018

Services will be held: 05/19/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Loueen Slaughter Fogel

12/24/1947 ~ 05/14/2018

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Peggy Lou Ford Beane

03/07/1942 ~ 05/12/2018

Services will be held: 05/17/2018

William Grant Flowers “Fat Man”

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02/20/1938 ~ 04/17/2017

2 Timothy 4:7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

William Grant Flowers was born February 20, 1938 in Kenly, NC to William Addie and Effie Flowers. Graduating high school from Edwards Military Institute, he acquired the name “Fat Man” and discovered the Carolina Shag Dance. The name and love of shaggin’ followed him to East Carolina University where he met the love of his life, Barbara whom he wed in 1958. Following graduation, he entered the business world and introduced himself to new acquaintances as Bill; however, the name Fat Man lived on forever. He is survived by his wife Barbara of 58 years, two daughters, Julie Foley and her husband Charles of Durham, NC, daughter Suzanne Flowers of Jacksonville, FL and four grandchildren: Katherine Foley, Kevin Foley, Davis Janolino and Madison Janolino.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11 AM at Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC. Prior to the service, the family will receive visitors from 10-11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church or Transitions LifeCare formerly Hospice of Wake County.



10:00 am - 11:00 am

Trinity Baptist Church
4815 Six Forks Road Raleigh

In lieu of Flowers, donations to Trinity Baptist Church or Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County)



11:00 am

Trinity Baptist Church
4815 Six Forks Road Raleigh


  1. Milton Nowell

    So sad to hear of Fat Man’s death. He was a true eastern North Carolina dancer and one of my favorites ever. All if us who knew him loved him will surely miss him. Rest in Peace, son. Your legacy will carry on.

  2. Bob Myrick

    Being from Eastern NC, I knew the legend of” Fat Man” Flowers since I was barely in high school and long before I had the pleasure of meeting him years later. He was a true Southern Gentleman, loved the shag, the music, and especially his friends. We who knew him will all miss him but the “Fat Man”‘s legend will never die.

  3. Ann Chavis

    Sorry for your loss. May the memories you have help
    you doing this time. May God’s love comfort you. With deepest sympathy,
    Ann Chavis

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