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James Clifton Moon

November 10, 1937 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Darryl James Heuser

Dec. 1, 1953 ~ Aug. 21, 2019

Services will be held:

Betty Z. Cowing

August 15, 1922 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 23, 2019

Oral Wise

March 1, 1952 ~ August 19, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Joseph Rickey “Rick” French

August 28, 1945 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: August 28, 2019

Martin “Matt” Willoughby

Feb. 9, 1950 ~ Aug. 6, 2019

Services will be held: September 6, 2019

Jean Carroll Kaplan

October 23, 1933 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: At a later date

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Brenda Kay Ward

September 3, 1945 ~ August 16, 2019

Services will be held: August 19, 2019

William Loraine Gaddess

10/15/1950 ~ 02/08/2019

CLAYTON – William L. Gaddess, 68, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Saint Mary Mother of the Church in Garner. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Clayton.

William was born in Oil City, PA to the late Robert and Helen Clark Gaddess.

He is survived by a loving family which includes his wife of 28 years, Karen Josephine Gaddess; daughter, Stephanie Lambert and husband, Andrew of Emlenton, PA; grandchildren, Allison Lambert and Benjamin Lambert; brothers, Dennis Gaddess and wife, Patricia of St. Louis, MO, Kevin Gaddess and wife, Jina of Oil City, PA; and his nieces.

William joined the Army Reserves for 6 years in 1969. He worked at Pennzoil Refinery from the early 1970’s until its closing in 1999. In 2001 William moved to Raleigh, NC and was employed by the Department of Agriculture and Motor Fuels, from which he retired in 2011.

William was a member of the Pulaski Club in Oil City, PA. In his spare time, William could be found enjoying a variety of activities; He was an avid golfer, and also enjoyed NASCAR, jogging, and collecting and restoring antique clocks and pocket watches. William was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be dearly missed in the days ahead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions Life Care Hospice: 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607; or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.




11:00 AM

Saint Mary Mother of the Church
1008 Vandora Springs Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Clayton.


  1. Ashley Howard

    So sorry for your loss Karen! Thinking of you during time.

  2. Gary and Sher Bechtold

    Keeping you in our prayers of strength and peace. You WILL get through this!

  3. Julie Grehl

    So sorry Karen sending prayers

  4. Eric and Dana DeBuhr

    Bill was always one of the first people we’d see arriving for Holy Mass. He was always busy welcoming everyone and making all the preparations. He was loved by all and will be missed greatly. Karen, sending you love and prayers!

  5. Christine & Joe smith

    Praying for strength for you, to
    GROW stronger each day . Bill was a great guy & glad God brought us together through church!

  6. Sheree Brody

    I’m so sorry, Karen. Paul and I are sending many prayers of comfort to you and all of Bill’s family.

  7. Michael Pazdyk

    I’m hurting for you and you family!

  8. Betty England

    We liked Bill the moment we met hm. Karen, may God hold you i n the Palm of His Hand during this difficult time. God Bless. You are covered in Prayer

  9. Joan Hartle

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband. You’re in my thoughts and prayers and may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
    Grief is the last gift of love we to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief there was great love.

  10. Cas Karnish

    So Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for sympathy and condolences.

  11. Sandy Boyd Tucker

    Karen and Gaddess family, sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs.

  12. Carol Masiello Harris

    I am so sorry Karen for your loss of Bill …. take care and know you are loved and comforted by our lord …

  13. Pam Bowersox

    Denny, Kevin…. I’m so sad to read this! Bill was such a sweet, kind and caring person. My prayers for your families. I miss the days of playing, visiting, and living near cousins. I will forever remember seeing Bill walk by the house and stopping to chat. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Bill.

  14. Mogie Karnish

    My deepest sympathy, Karen. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Tammi and Jerry Montgomery

    Karen and Gaddess Family. Jerry and I both worked at Pennzoil and remember Bill well. He was always cheerful and outgoing, and inquisitive about everything. You have our sympathy for your loss and prayers for peace of mind.

  16. Ted Serafin

    R.I.P. Bill. A SIVERLY BOY!

  17. Joe and Lerena DeMelo

    Our sincerest sympathy Karen at this difficult time

  18. Bob and Sandy(Gaddess) Reardon

    Karen…. Denny and Kevin. Sending our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Christine Garmong

    Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Many blessings.

  20. Vince Rudzki

    Like others have said- Bill was always able to come to your aid if needed I was blessed to
    have been able to serve as an EM with Bill I will miss him, but know he is not suffering any longer

  21. Alyssa Zlotnicki

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Mrs. Gaddess. You and your family are in my prayers. I hope you can find healing in this difficult time.

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