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Harry Thomas Bright

Harry Thomas Bright, 92, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Roanoke Rapids, NC, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019.

He was born in Halifax County, to the late Joe Cecil Bright, Sr. and Harriett B. Boylan. Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Vaughan Bright, and his daughter, Gail Bright Strickland.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp, and retired from Big Star Grocery Store after 44 years of service, and then went to work part-time for the Gaston Red and White for 21 years. He was a member of Stanley White Presbyterian Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC where he was an Elder and Sunday School Superintendent for over 40 years. He was a past president of the Roanoke Rapids Exchange Club. In addition, Harry was also a former Commander of the American Legion of Roanoke Rapids, NC, a volunteer fireman with the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department for 20 years, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and as a ministry he visited many shut-ins.

Harry is survived by his daughter, Harriett Boylan and her husband, Terry, of Raleigh, NC; his son-in-law, Jimmy Strickland, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his brother, Bobby Bright and his wife, Joann, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his four grandchildren, Trey Strickland, Ashley S. Griffies and her husband, Brody, Eva Elizabeth and Mary Lindsey; his two great-grandchildren, Lala Griffies and Lillian Griffies; and his nephew, Joey Bright, of Pinehurst, NC.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 7, 2019, from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Meals on Wheels, 2522 Ross Rd., Durham, NC 27703 or Angel's Closet, 47 US-158, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

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