Doris Brown Jolly


LILLINGTON – Doris Brown Jolly, 85, passed away Sunday at Rex Hospital.  A native of Harnett County, Doris was the daughter of the late Thurman Brown and Evie B. Capps.

A private graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery.

Along with her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, James H. Johnson, Jr. and her second husband Bill Jolly; three brothers; Billy Brown, Rudy Brown and Sonny Brown.

Doris is survived by her sons, Jamey Johnson (Arlene) and Dan Johnson (Tammy); brothers, Jimmy Capps (Susan), Joe Capps (Kay); grandchildren, Brooke Granger (Levi), Brittney Lee (Jason), Brandi Johnson, Christopher Johnson (Jennifer), Lori Whitlow (Dallas) and Jeromy Johnson (Crystal); 10 great-grandchildren; and one more on the way; also survived by a sister-in-law; Carol Brown and a large extended family.

Doris was available for public viewing on Wednesday, July 8, from 12-5 p.m. at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier. (no family will be present).

Condolences may be made to the family at


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