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Joseph “Joe” McGinnis

09/18/1943 ~ 09/18/2018

Services will be held: 09/22/2018

Joan Montague

Joan Holder Montague

02/03/1933 ~ 09/10/2018

Services will be held: 09/21/2018

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John Richard Taylor

7/11/1971 ~ 09/14/2018

Services will be held: 09/21/2018


Naomi Stokes Crumpler

05/15/1929 ~ 09/16/2018

Services will be held: 09/19/2018


Augustus Marion Jones, Jr.

02/27/1932 ~ 09/12/2018

Services will be held: 09/18/2018

Thomas Conyers

Thomas Dylan Conyers

06/23/1991 ~ 09/10/2018

Services will be held: 09/19/2018

Thomas Dillon

Thomas “Bud” Dillon

02/25/1930 ~ 09/10/2018

Services will be held: 09/16/2018

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Carrie P. Carter

12/14/1921 ~ 09/10/2018

Services will be held: 09/12/2018

Yvonne Southerland Griffin

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9/2/1938 ~ 11/11/2017

Raleigh – Yvonne Southerland Griffin, 79, died peacefully on Saturday at the William Dunlap Hospice Center surrounded by her family.

In 1995, Yvonne retired from Bell South (Southern Bell) where she had worked for 38 years.  She was a very loving and devoted wife and sibling who enjoyed the time she spent with her family.  She was an active member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church where she shared her strong faith with others.

Yvonne is survived by her husband of 52 years, Earl Griffin; brothers, James B. Southerland and wife Jackie of Tarboro, and Danny Southerland and wife Frances of Nashville; sister, Jan Southerland Hoffman of Bristol, TN.  She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm Monday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Monday.  Entombment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 200 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 7600 Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC  27615.



11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mount Vernon Baptist Church
7600 Falls of the Neuse Road Raleigh, NC 27615



1:00 pm

Mount Vernon Baptist Church
7600 Falls of the Neuse Road Raleigh, NC 27615


  1. Terry Hackney

    Earl, my prayers are with you and the family during this time of grief in your life. Yvonne is now in the presence of her Lord and free from all suffering and the support of so many friends will be with you in the days ahead. Thanks be to God for her life.

  2. Charlotte Edwards

    I worked with Yvonne at BellSouth. She was a very sweet lady. She truly was always caring and kind to me. Deepest sympathies to the family.

  3. Bobby and Martha Stovall

    Our sincere prayers and sympathies to Earl and the family. Yvonne was one of the most kind and gracious ladies we have ever know. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

  4. S. Williamson

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your dear loved one. I hope and pray that the God of comfort will strengthen you and your family during this time of sorrow. 1 Corinthians Chapter 1, verses 3 and 4.

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