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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held:

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Audrey Charles Maben, Jr.

December 19, 1953 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held:

Laland McMaster Allen

December 31, 1925 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held: July 13, 2020

Thomas G. “Tommy” Rich, Jr.

03/6/1942 ~ 03/29/2019

GARNER-Thomas G. ”Tommy” Rich, Jr., a retired Raleigh Fireman, died Friday. A native of Wake Co., he was the son of the late Thomas G. Rich and Mattie Anderson Rich. He was a retired volunteer fireman with the Garner Fire Department and has been a member of the Vandora Masonic Lodge since 1980 and a member of Amran Shrine Temple, Garner Shrine and
Amran Wrecking Crew.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Highland Baptist Church. Burial, Montlawn Memorial Park with Masonic rites.
Surviving: his wife of 57 years, Kay Eddins Rich; children, Lesa R. Denning (Scott) of Benson, T.G. Rich (Kristie) of Garner and Beth R. Setzer (Mike) of Garner; grandchildren, Ashley Denning Dunn (Wayne), Connor Denning, and Ryan Denning, all of Benson, Bennett Rich, Rylie Setzer and Colby Setzer, all of Garner; great-grandchildren, Waylon and Mayley Dunn.
The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner and at other times at 1005 Edgewater Dr., Garner .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children c/o Amran Shriners, 11101 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27614



6:00-8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner



2:00 PM

Highland Baptist Church
8524 Crowder Road Raleigh, NC


  1. Michael Callam

    Miss Kay and family, I am extremely sorry for your loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Tommy and I were very close friends and there was nothing that either one of us wouldn’t do fro each either of us needed help.

    Words can not express the feelings that I have four your loss.

  2. Doris Jennings

    My sincere sympathy to the Rich family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God. This gives us the hope of seeing our loved ones again.–Acts 24:15.

  3. Ruth Ann Barnes

    My thoughts and prayers are with Kay, Lesa, Beth, TG and the entire Rich family. He was a wonderful addition to our Eddins clan. If you ever needed anything he was there. He will be truly missed. Love to you all.
    Ruth Ann

  4. Stan Ferrell

    Tommy and I have been friends for 65 years. He is one of the finest men I know of. His family, his friends, Garner and the world has lost a good person. I’m am so very sad. Good by Tommy, Rest in Peace… EMI Battalion 5

  5. Helen H Stutts and family

    Your family has lived down the street from us for many many years. Mr. Rich will be missed – seeing him on his lawnmower. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  6. Wilson Ferrell

    My sincere condolences on your loss. Tommy and I became friends when I joined the Masons 10 years ago. He will be greatly missed..

  7. Jackie Walker

    Thoughts and prayers are with you. Tommy will be missed. He was kind and thoughtful to all he met.

  8. Donald Sykes, retired RFD

    Condolences to the entire family of “Tommy”. We were food friends more many years. He will be missed by many.

  9. Walter Martin

    It was such a pleasure to know and work with Tommy at the State Fair for many years and enjoy his yearly steak meals while working at the Fair.
    I offer sympathy to family that Tommy loved so much , we will all miss Tommy.

    Captain retired Walter Martin Wake Co. Sheriff Office
    State Fair Gate Operations.

  10. Linwood G Finch

    Kay and family,
    A note to let you know you are in my prayers.

  11. Raymond J Hoeger

    I’m so shocked. I can’t believe he is gone. He has been a great friend. Tommy would do anything for any body. Mater of fact he would do more for you then his own self. Really going to miss him. All the road trips we took together and the cook outs. That’s all I have left is the great memory’s. 73s to a silent key and a great person. My prayer’s go out to the family. So long Tink from the Black Sheep. Your friend forever Raymond. W4RLH

  12. Scotty Williams

    From our family to yours, our condolences for your loss and may God comfort you and your loved ones during a difficult time.

  13. Ronnie & Janice Casey

    Condolences to the Family. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Tommy was a great friend, Firefighting Brother, Amateur Radio buddy and would do anything for you. We had a lot of fun and fellowship over the many years and we share the sadness with Family and friends at this time of loss. Ron, K4JDR; Retired Captain, Cary Fire-Rescue

  14. Norman Karr

    Theresa and I send our condolences to Kay. Tommy was a great friend and we will miss him. So glad we had a chance to see him and John Paul here in Florida 10 weeks ago. It was a really great visit. Shocked at this loss.

  15. Bob and Shirley Jenkins

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tommy was a friend and will be missed.
    I was shocked and sad to hear of his passing.

  16. Glenda Dowd

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace during this sad time.

  17. Rebecca & David Vaughn

    Kay, you and your family are in our daily thoughts. Tommy was such a loving and generous man–the Eddins family was better for having been fortunate to call him one of our own for so many years. He will be sorely missed. Sending you much love in this most difficult time.

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