Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road Raleigh, NC 27609


  • Joel E Branch

    General Manager

    Joel E. Branch is a native of the Swift Creek community of Wake County, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Athens Drive High School, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Campbell University. Across decades of service in the funeral business, Joel has acted on a passion for serving his community, providing compassionate assistance to those suffering the loss of a loved one. He is currently location manager of Apex Funeral Home, and general manager for all Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes in Raleigh, North Carolina. Joel and his wife reside in Apex with their 3 daughters.
  • Kenneth Walker Hagan


    Kenneth is a location manager and funeral director for the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home at Millbrook Road. He has been a resident of the North Raleigh community for over 4 decades, graduating from Ravenscroft and then receiving a double major in business management and economics from North Carolina State University.

    The child of a minister, Kenneth had the opportunity to witness his father’s compassion while working with families who had lost a loved one. This experience is what led him to the funeral service industry. Kenneth says of his own ministry, “I can’t carry the load for our families, but I can help shoulder the load during the first few days of their loss.”

    Kenneth is a family man, happily married to his wife since the early 1990s and has 3 wonderful children. He is active in his church, teaching Sunday school. Kenneth really enjoys cooking on his back deck on one of his many grills.