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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

Violet Mooneyham Stevens

June 14, 1932 ~ May 16, 2019

CLAYTON – Violet Mooneyham Stevens, 86, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner; and other times at the home of Vonda and Robert Lindsay.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 am in Maplewood Cemetery, Clayton.

Violet was born in Johnston County on June 14, 1932 to the late Ivan and Luna Mooneyham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Stevens; sisters, Elsie Benson, Evelyn Jones; and brother, Willard Mooneyham.

She is survived by her daughters, Tonia Stevens of Clayton, Vonda Lindsay and husband, Robert of Clayton; grandchildren, Tyler Lindsay, Nash Lindsay; sisters, Mable Howard of Clayton, Dorothy Boykin of Zebulon; special nephew, Anthony Jones of Benson; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.


May 20, 2019

6-8:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529


May 21, 2019

11:00 am

Graveside Service
Maplewood Cemetery Clayton, NC


  1. Faye Strickland

    So sorry Tonia and Vonda! Violet was a special lady…Prayers are with you and your family.
    Faye and Grady Strickland

  2. Shirley Stevens Walker

    Love and prayers 🙏 are with you. Aunt Violet was a fun lady and so sweet we will miss her. God Bless all of you Tonia and Vonda and family.

  3. Gerry Overton

    We are so sorry. I thought the world of Mrs. Violet. We all go back a long long way and I have fond memories of your family and being your next door neighbor. We will be praying for all of you. Gerry and Sharron

  4. Valerie j perhealth

    Condolences to Tonia/Vonda and Family, By Boots was a Beautiful Special Lady, I know there is some rejoicing in Heaven going on. Prayers for family.

  5. Lynn Till

    Tonia & Vonda, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Byboots was a very special person, full of
    Love and laughter! Will truly be missed!
    Prayers for you both and your family’s.

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