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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

Kathleen Humphries Franks

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

August 15, 1924 ~ May 8, 2019

RALEIGH – Our Mama, Kathleen Humphries Franks, 94, passed away May 8, 2019 after a hard fought three month illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Franks, who passed away 26 years ago. They had been married 50 years at the time of his death. She was also preceded in death by her eight siblings, Victor, Elbert, Lee, Junie, Christine, Dolly, Barney and Donald.

She is survived by her three children, Michael Franks (Janet), Jennifer Green and Dennis Franks (Kiana); her grandchildren, Lisa Dolan, Scott Franks, Nicole Kohut (Matt), Danielle Shuirman (Ryan) Bella Franks and Ashley Jarvis (Tim); her great grandchildren ,Connor Kohut, Sean Dolan, Brett Dolan, Eli Shuirman, Emma Franks, Harper Shuirman, Virginia Shuirman, Kaylee Jarvis and Lilli Jarvis.

Service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, May 13, 2019 at Hollands United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors prior to the service from 12:30-1:45.Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hollands Methodist Church or to Wake County SPCA. Mama loved animals.


May 13, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Holland's United Methodist Church, Raleigh


May 13, 2019

2:00 PM

Holland United Methodist Church, Raleigh


  1. Trudy Franks

    We will be in prayer for the family. Connie Mack and Trudy Franks.

  2. Curtis and the rest of the Scales family

    May God bless and help your family on such a difficult day.

  3. Brenda Haney

    Prayers of comfort and peace for ALL….very sad news. I certainly thought a lot of her….sweet lady.

  4. Chrystal Ake

    Sad to hear about “Aunt Kathleen” as my mother called her. My grandmother was Christine Lloyd. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

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