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Lawrence George Martin

04/17/1927 ~ 01/17/2019

Services will be held: 01/22/2019

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David “Jack” Shuttleworth

10/18/1933 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held:

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Leona “Lee” Ball Timm

12/12/1930 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held: 01/18/2019

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Fulton Cooper

06/12/1927 ~ 01/13/2019

Services will be held: 01/17/2019

Howard Stephens

Howard Ray Stephens

09/07/1938 ~ 01/10/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Gregory Eugene “Greg” Ziles

09/11/1953 ~ 01/09/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Melinda Pleasant Earp Nava-Rios

04/10/1968 ~ 01/05/2019

Services will be held: 01/12/2019


Norman “Scott” Bartrom

10/16/1961 ~ 12/13/2018

Services will be held: 01/10/2019

Leroy “Roy” Holmes, Sr.

Leroy Holmes

08/25/1933 ~ 01/10/2018

Leroy Holmes Sr. “Roy,” 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2018. Born in Coats in 1933, Roy spent most of his life in Garner where he was the longtime owner of Sapp’s Welding & Radiator, Inc. He was a loving father and husband of 64 years to his wife Janie, who preceded him in death in March of 2017. He was a hard-worker that committed his life to serving his community and his family. A devout Christian, Roy regularly attended services at Hayes Chapel Christian Church.

Roy was a friend to everyone that knew him and was loved by many. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed frequent trips to Lake Gaston where he often fished with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Roy was known for his big heart and loving nature, regularly conducting acts of kindness for family, friends and strangers alike.

Roy was preceded in death by his three brothers; Mack Holmes, Ronzi Holmes, and Thomas Holmes and sister Jean Norris. Roy is survived by his two sisters, Verlene Barbour and Diane Matthews. He leaves behind his only son, Leroy Holmes “Junior” and daughter-in-law Jane. He is survived by his grandchildren Leslie Holmes Ives (Brandon Ives) and Jason Holmes (Trinity Holmes) and his five great-children.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, January 12 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.  A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at Hayes Chapel Christian Church on Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Devotional Gardens, Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hayes Chapel Christian Church, 315 E. Garner Rd. Garner, NC 27529.



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner
1200 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529.



11:00 AM

Hayes Chapel Christian Church
315 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529.

Burial will follow in Harnett Devotional Gardens, Dunn, North Carolina.


  1. Ricky Pearce

    Roy Holmes, Mister Holmes to me, was as fine a man as I have ever known. He was a true Southern Gentleman with a work ethic that few men of his generation could equal. He will surely be missed here on this earth by those who knew and loved him. Heaven has gained a hard working soul.

  2. Judy Bridgers

    ” Pa”, Mr Holmes, you were kind and such a gentleman. You heart was good and the love for family was astounding. You’re sitting at the feet of Jesus where you laid your many crowns of Glory and Righteousness. Where there is no more pain or suffering. You will be missed so much not only from your precious family but all who had the privilege of knowing you. You are resting now and enjoying seeing all your loved ones and united again with your bride. We love you

  3. Donna Muncus

    Uncle Roy I will really miss you. You were always very very special to me. Love you always! Will see you one day in our eternal home

  4. Rhonda Nevill

    I am so heartbroken. My very being ache’s with sorrow. Leroy was more than an employer to me, he was my dear friend that always seemed more like family. My dear Junior, please know that I am with you and your family spiritually if not physically. Lot’s of heartfelt hugs to you. Much Love, Cannonball

  5. Julia "Judy" Taylor Gregory

    I am so sorry to have missed his services, but I just learned of this today.

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