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Frederick Ernest Bridges

March 22, 1938 ~ August 5, 2020

Services will be held: To Be Determined

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Wayne E. Hubbard. Sr.

Nov. 16, 1955 ~ August 3, 2020

Services will be held:

Alice Dudley Marshall

Dec, 31, 1934 ~ Aug, 4, 2020

Services will be held: Aug. 10, 2020

Robert Curtis “Bob” Friese, Sr.

June 23, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020

Services will be held:

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held:

Elwood R. Bartley, Jr.

December 20, 1962 ~ July 25, 2020

Services will be held:

Ezraleen Matthews Thaxton

December 15, 1929 ~ July 30, 2020

Services will be held: August 2, 2020

Reapa Morgan McDaniel

October 12, 1932 ~ July 29, 2020

Services will be held: August 5, 2020

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Howard Winston Candler, 91, born August, 7th, 1928, to Orpha Frances and Emery Painter Candler of West Virginia stepped into his heavenly home early Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020 in his residence with his loving wife beside him in Raleigh, North Carolina.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Louise Candler of Raleigh, NC ; his three daughters, Debbie Carr of Mint Hill, NC, Janet Fowler of Cameron, NC, and Cathryn Pickett of Knightdale, NC; his five grandchildren, Tamara Tillett, Daniel Fowler, Ali Miriello, Shelby Faulk, and Heather Pickett; and his three sisters, Lucille Heine, Jackie Hicks, and Nancy Love; and one brother Johnny Candler.

Howard was a long time, active member of Longview Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC. He was also a member of Trinity United Methodist in Raleigh, NC. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University, and a retiree from International Telephone and Telegraph as an industrial engineer. He loved his sports and was an avid supporter of the NCSU Wolfpack. Because of his ingenuity at ITT he received many awards. He was also a contributor to his community. He was part of a task force who started the cleaning efforts of Crabtree Creek. These efforts paved the way for the Raleigh Greenway.

Howard contracted Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes at 13 years old and due to his long life, was invited and visited Joslin Diabetes Center, where he made contributions to their research. His organs have been donated to the Joslin Center in hopes to further the gains in eradicating this condition.

We are thankful for his life and contributions he made to his family, community and society as a whole.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Bryan – Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604 with Reverend Margaret Sanford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, www.joslin.org



July 12, 2020

2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604

Interment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park


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