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Stephen Nielson

Aug 10, 1970 - Nov 08, 2023

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Fuquay Varina, NC

Stephen Harvey Garner Nielson of Fuquay Varina, NC, died unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2023. He was 53 years young. Born on Aug. 10, 1970, in Geneva, NY, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Nielson. As a child, he was a Cub Scout and earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award for Cub Scouts. His family eventually moved to Cary, NC, a town whose name is actually an acronym for "Concentrated Area of Relocated Yankees". While Steve was unable to develop a southern accent, he did appreciate ev...Read More

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Alanna Capps

Nov 20, 2012 - Feb 20, 2024

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Fuquay-Varina, NC

Fuquay-Varina - Heaven received an amazing angel on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Alanna was 11 years old. She was born on November 20, 2012, in Wake County, to Michelle and Michael Capps.Alanna attended 5th grade at Hilltop Christion School which she loved with all her heart. She enjoyed attending GA’s and the Club 56 program at Piney Grove Baptist Church where she attended. She loved being outside, playing especially with her dog Bruno, going fishing with her family, feeding the birds, doing crafts, making mints, and reading the Christmas book at Aunt Dianne’s and Uncle Randy’s each Christmas morning. She loved all her many school/church friends and her stuffed animals. She especially loved okra, squash, crushed ice, ice cream, grilled cheese sandwiches, and helping her granny cook. She touched the lives of all who knew her with her infectious smile, and kind, loving, sassy, and giving spirit, and will be greatly missed by her family, many friends, and all of those she touched throughout her short life. She was a child of incredible Christian faith who could light up any room.She loved all of her family with all her heart, especially her parents, brother, and sister. Surviving to cherish her memory are her mother, Michelle Thomason Capps (Kyle); sister, Anna Capps; brother, Andrew Capps; father, Michael Capps; uncle, Jason Thomason (Amanda); grandparents, Rhonda and Wayne Thomason, Mike and Cathy Capps, and Donna Kaufmann; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her very special puppy, Bruno, fish, Moon Pie, and her guinea pigs, Smore and Gizmo.The family will receive friends from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25th at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 300 E. McIver Street, Angier, NC; and at other times at the home of Rhonda and Wayne Thomason, 3404 Piney Grove Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. A celebration of life service will be held at Hilltop Church on Monday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held at a later date.Flowers are welcome, but memorial contributions may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 3217 Piney Grove Wilbon Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526, or Hilltop Christian School (Alanna Capps Memorial Scholarship fund in care of Hilltop Christian School) 10212 Fayetteville Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526.The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Fuquay Peds (Dr. Gary Dupuy), UNC doctors, nurses, and staff, UNC Rex in Holly Springs, the flight team of UNC Carolina Air Care, her Piney Grove Church family, Hilltop Christian School family, Garner Florist, Rebecca Neagle, Gwen Underwood, Doris Underwood, Linda Stephens, and the thousands of people who prayed for her during her brief illness, and acts of kindness shown to our family during this devastating time."Alanna left us today to join her other loved ones in heaven…Our family will never be the same without her infectious smile. She left us with wonderful memories and will live in our hearts forever.” Fly high our precious little one.

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Robert E. Ussery

Died : Feb 20, 2024

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Fuquay-Varina, NC

Robert E. Ussery, 71 of Fuquay-Varina, NC passed on February 20, 2024, at his home.Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Ruby Carpenter

Mar 03, 1934 - Dec 29, 2023

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Fuquay Varina, NC

Ruby Carpenter, 89, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, born to the late Charlie and Lora Ballard passed away peacefully on December 29, 2023. She married the love of her life, Richard "Dick" Carpenter, in 1952 and they adopted their only child, Chris, in 1964. Ruby became a successful Realtor in Nashville Tennessee. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf and later a good game of dominoes. Ruby is survived by her son, Chris and wife Carla of North Carolina and grandsons, Emmett and Elliot. In addition to her parents Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and a sister. Ruby struggled with dementia in the closing years of her life. Donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/

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Clarice Jones

Jun 25, 1934 - Jan 05, 2024

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Fuquay Varina, NC

Mrs. Jones died on January 5, 2024 after a long illness. At the time of her death, she was a resident at Universal Health Care in Fuquay Varina NC. Clarice was preceded in death by Herbert Jones, her husband of more than 50 years. They resided a 2918 Crestline Avenue in Raleigh NC. Clarice retired from Southeastern Radio and Electronics where she worked in accounting. The visitation will be a 12 noon on Tuesday, January 16,2024. Funeral services will be held at Montlawn Memorial Park Chapel, located at 2911 South Wilmington Street in Raleigh. Funeral services will be in the Chapel at 1:00 PM.

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Jerry Lee Gibson

Jan 27, 1934 - Jan 27, 2024

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Fuquay-Varina, NC

Jerry Lee Gibson, 90 of Fuquay-Varina, passed away on January 27, 2024 on his 90th birthday. Jerry was born on January 27, 1934 in Mt. Vernon, IL to the late Everett and Ruth Gibson. He spent his childhood there and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1952. He planned to become a professional musician after high school because of his love of music, having been first chair violinist in his large high school orchestra; however, his strong academic record along with his sports and leadership activities led to an appointment at the US Naval Academy that changed his life. When Jerry was five years old, a Ford Trimotor sold short flights around town for 50 cents using a grass field runway near the city park. Jerry had his first ride. That hooked him on flying for the rest of his life. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1956, he was commissioned as a 2/Lt in the US Air Force. He completed primary and basic pilot training near Tucson, Arizona then Big Spring, Texas. He logged over 19,500 hours within a 15-year flying career. He was sent to Malmstrom AFB, Montana for a customized graduate school in aerospace engineering while also being a combat crew commander (MCCC) for the brand-new Minuteman Missiles. He was the MCCC who stood the very first watch for a Minuteman Missile on strategic alert ready to fire during the peak of the Cuban Missile Crisis in DEFCON 3. As an Apollo astronaut candidate, he made it through all the cuts up to the very last one when 16 of the last 30 were selected. All of them had more than 2500 hours in supersonic airplanes while Jerry had flown slower training airplanes. He then participated in a back to the cockpit effort by the Air Force and became a T-38 flight instructor at Reese AFB, Texas. Jerry’s last Air Force position was as a check pilot with students qualifying for wings in the T-38s. He always said that was by far the most enjoyable job he ever had. In 1965, United Airlines made him an offer he couldn’t refuse as a Captain and flight instructor in their Denver training center. After leaving United, he then went into the Motivational Speaking and Sales training business. He later joined the telecommunications industry and was the founding Director of Government Systems for MCI which brought him to the Washington DC area in 1980. He retired in 1994 and spent most of his retired years in Fuquay-Varina, NC. After retiring, he served several years in his last career as an ordained minister in his church. Recently he said that his most important career was being a professional grandpa and his most important legacy was his family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his two oldest children Michael Allen Gibson, Christopher Lee Gibson and his sister Karen Chesebro. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Carol Gibson; his children Steve Gibson, Linda (Bruce) Peabody, Robin (Carroll) Moseley, Tammy (James) Edgemond, Jamie (Michelle) Gibson, Keith (Tracy) Gibson, Susan GIbson; his 3 step-children Cynthia (John) Thompson, Deborah (Chris) Bardeen, Don (Brittney) Chesworth; his 19 Grandchildren Hayley, Thomas, Brennan, Summer, Brittany, Jordan, Tara, Sawyer Megan, Cameron, Kalley, Amanda, Ryan, Cory, Haydon, Savannah, Gracie, Noey, Jac; his 10 great-grandchildren Payson, Jackson, Rowan, Lincoln, Lexi, Sutton, Halston, Bear, Koa and Crew. Family will receive friends and guests on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A memorial service in honor of Jerry will immediately follow at 4:00 PM at Fuquay Varina United Methodist Church, 100 S Judd Pkwy SE, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. In lieu of flowers, the family invites gifts in memory of Jerry which will be used to support the R3 Centrum Ramp project. Helping people with limited mobility have access to the centrum stage was important to Jerry as he loved to sing in the choir. Memorial donations may be made online at fvumc.org/give. Please designate Jerry Gibson in the Notes field. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared below within “Add a Memory” for the Gibson family.

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Becky Arnold Harris

Mar 17, 1945 - Jan 25, 2024

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Fuquay Varina, NC

Fuquay Varina- Becky Arnold Harris, 78, passed away on January 25, 2024. An 2:00 pm graveside service will be held on Monday, February 5 at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh. The family will have a Celebration of Life Ceremony at Wilkinson Funeral Home on Sunday, February 4, at 3:00 pm Becky was born in Wake County on March 17, 1945. She was the daughter of Oris Odell and Margaret Johnson Arnold. Ms. Harris is survived by her sister Sue Currin of Raleigh; her daughter, Jami Cianfrani (Kam) of Holly Springs; son, Todd Harris (Pam) of Charlotte; significant other of 12 years, Morris Tart; nine grandchildren, McKenzie, Braelyn, Zeke, Zach, Zane, Danielle, Jon-Paul, Keyle, and Maggie and great granddaughter, Lena. Memorials may be made to Autism Society of North Carolina Attn: Donations Coordinator 5121 Kingdom Way, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27607.

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James Douglas Mayfield

Jan 02, 1943 - Jan 21, 2024

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Fuquay-Varina, NC

James Douglas Mayfield, age 81, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024. A memorial service for James will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W Williams St, Apex, NC 27502, followed by a visitation from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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Ella Annette L'Homme

Died : Jan 20, 2024

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Fuquay Varina, NC

"Ella Annette L\u0027Homme, 91, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, passed away on January 20, 2024. Full obituary details are forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, Ella wishes for people to make donations to their favorite charities. Ella’s favorite charities are Food for the Poor, Meals on Wheels.”"

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Robert George Doan

May 23, 1939 - Jan 21, 2024

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Fuquay Varina, NC

Robert George Doan, age 84, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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Donald Ray Jeffries

Died : Jan 19, 2024

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Fuquay-Varina, NC

FUQUAY-VARINA – Donald Ray Jeffries, 79, passed away Friday at Rex Hospital. A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late Dwight Jeffries and Erie Smith Jeffries.A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 23rd at Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 22nd from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier.Donald is survived by his sons, Gary R. Jeffries (Jamie), and Stephen D. Jeffries (Kim); grandchildren, Kelly Johnson (Kyle), Tyler Jeffries, Dylan Jeffries (Elizabeth), Paige Jeffries, Trevor Jeffries, Lauren Jeffries, Coltyn Morland (Stephanie), and Camryn Bodino (Dylan); four great-grandchildren, Haley, MaKayla, Karson, Paislee, and Graysen Johnson.In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Linda B. Jeffries in 2018; a sister, Peggy Jeffries Smith; and a brother, Bobby Jeffries.

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