Cary News: Obituaries

January 12, 2014

Michael Craig Poythress

Michael Craig Poythress, 32, of Holly Springs, passed away, Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home.

Craig was born February 19, 1981 in Wake County, NC. He attended Apex High School and was a 1999 graduate of Cary High School. Craig was also a graduate of NC State University and was employed as a project manager with Poythress Commercial Contractors. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John C. Poythress and Harold and Gloria Sellars; and his wife’s grandparents, Arnold and Marilyn Borg.

Craig is survived by his wife, Heather Poythress; son, Grayson Poythress; parents, Terry and Carol Poythress; grandmother, Joanne Poythress; brother, Steve Poythress; nephew, Cody Poythress; niece, Riley Poythress; in-laws, Steve and Debbie Zajac; and numerous supporting aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held 2 pm Monday, January 6, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Cary, 117 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511. Burial will follow the service at Wake Memorial Park, 7002 Green Hope School Road, Cary, NC 27519. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his son, Grayson Poythress College Fund, c/o any State Employees Credit Union or mail to P.O. Box 863, Cary, NC 27512.

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