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In Memoriam provides NCBA members with information regarding the deaths of fellow lawyers, paralegals and law students. Death notices (name, age, city, date of death) are posted as they are made available and confirmed by NCBA staff. When available, links to full obituaries and news articles are also provided.

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  • William Andrew Copenhaver, 70, Winston-Salem, Oct. 12, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Berlin H. Carpenter Jr., 90, Gastonia, Sept. 28, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judge William Douglas Parsons, 66, Clinton, Sept. 24, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Edward Shelton Holmes, 87, Chapel Hill, Sept. 19, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Allen Holt Gwyn, 68, Greensboro, Sept. 18, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Henry C. Boshamer, 85, Morehead City, Sept. 16, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Haywood Vernon Norwood Jr., 78, Charlotte, Sept. 12, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Karl Straus, 96, Asheville, Sept. 6, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Darl Leonard Fowler, 83, Greensboro, Sept. 3, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Gerald W. "Jerry" Wilson, 67, Boone, Sept. 2, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Cyrus D. Hogue Jr., 95, Wilmington, Sept. 1, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John Walter Herron, 77, Raleigh, Aug. 31, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Howard Chalk Broughton, 87, Southern Pines, Aug. 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Craig A. Slagle, 41, Pinehurst, Aug. 28, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judge James Dickson Phillips Jr., 94, Chapel Hill, Aug. 27, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Donald “Don” Perry, 77, Indian Trail, Aug. 25, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Gerald Lane Bass, 83, Raleigh, Aug. 20, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Andrew Cookson, 49, Raleigh, Aug. 16, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Henry Monroe Whitesides, 88, Gastonia, Aug. 12, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Ernest "Mike" DeLaney, 69, Charlotte, Aug. 7, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judge James Monroe Long, 80, Blanch, Aug. 5, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John M. Bahner Jr., 72, Albemarle, July 31, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Donna Elaine Bennick, 58, Chapel Hill, July 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Joseph Francis McNulty Jr., 70, Greensboro, July 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Frederick Luke Musselwhite, 78, Lumberton, July 28, 2017 (Obituary)
  • James Dennis Rash, 77, Charlotte, July 25, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Ferd Leary Davis Jr., 75, Wendell, July 20, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Jamie Wilkerson, Warrenton, July 17, 2017 (Obituary)
  • James "Jim" Almond Merritt Jr., 60, Raleigh, July 12, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Richard Byron Hager, 64, Sanford, July 11, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John “Don” Scarlett, 93, Winston-Salem, July 10, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Brenda Elyse Gibbs, 71, Orlando, Fla., July 4, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Dwight Hernard Wheless, 76, Columbia, June 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Russell Jarvis Lanier Jr., 72, Wallace/Beulaville, June 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Terry Craig Wright, 67, Whiteville, June 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John Warren Hardy Sr., 91, Greensboro, June 28, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Alfred E. Cleveland, 81, Fayetteville, June 27, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Donald Ray House, 76, Bermuda Run, June 25, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Larry Thomas “Tom” McLean Jr., 45, Charlotte, June 21, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Benjamin Ross Wrenn, 84, Reidsville, June 7, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Robert Bruce Jervis, 70, Durham, June 7, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Martin Hunter, 58, Charlotte, June 7, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Robert Newton Page III, 94, Aberdeen, June 6, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Charles Hill Yarborough Jr., 83, Louisburg, May 26, 201 (Obituary)
  • Alfred Pershing Carlton Jr., 69, Raleigh, May 25, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Lope Max Diaz II, 40, Charlotte, May 24, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Robert L. (Bob) Peace, 75, Raleigh, May 24, 2017 (Obituary)
  • J. Reed Johnston Jr., 73, Greensboro, May 20, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Theofanis Xenophon Nixon, 65, Charlotte, May 10, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Samuel Anderson McConkey Jr., 79, Morehead City, May 5, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Martha T. "Marti" Parson, 49, Trent Woods, May 2, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Charles W. "Charley" Barkley, 63, Charlotte, April 28, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judge Robert “Bob” Ross Blackwell, 89, Blanch, April 27, 2017 (Obituary)
  • B. Frederick Buchan Jr., Davidson, 77, April 27, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Edmund (Eddie) Louis Gaines, 71, Statesville, April 23, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Marilyn R. Bissell, 89, Aiken, S.C., April 17, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Daniel Alan Devay, 65, Raleigh, April 15, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Wilton Rankin, 89, Charlotte, April 12, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Henry "Monroe" Whitesides Jr., 58, Belmont, April 11, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Wallace Ashley Jr., 88, Smithfield, April 4, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Porter B. Byrum, 96, Charlotte, March 27, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • J. Allen “Al” Adams, 85, Raleigh, March 24, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Robert Clarence “Bob” Cone, 65, Greensboro, March 18, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Russell W. DeMent Jr., 77, Knightdale, March 17, 2017 (Obituary)
  • William Ashe Bason, 92, Raleigh, March 14, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Elizabeth Meachum Stanaland, 58, Greensboro, March 12, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Charles Kenyon Hubbard, 52, Kings Mountain, March 10, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judith Ann Minnes McLeod, 69, Weddington, March 1, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Edward “Ed” Roger Green Sr., 81, Winston-Salem, Feb. 27, 2017 (Obituary)
  • James R. Rogers III, 75, Raleigh, Feb. 11, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Noland Randolph (Randy) Mattocks Jr., 72, Bermuda Run, Feb. 8, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John Bernard Clayton, 87, Pinehurst, Feb. 4, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judge Robert Leland Cecil, 80, High Point, Feb. 2, 2017 (Obituary)
  • E. James "Jim" Moore, 90, N. Wilkesboro, Feb. 1, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judge Edwin Maurice Braswell Sr., 94, Fayetteville, Jan. 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • I. B. Hudson, 87, Raleigh, Jan. 29, 2017 (Obituary)
  • George John Miller, 90, Charlotte, Jan. 28, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Robert Anthony "Tony" Mineo, 68, Raleigh, Jan. 23, 2017 (Obituary)
  • William Henry McCullough, 82, Raleigh, Jan. 22, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Paul Buckner Bell, 94, Charlotte, Jan. 19, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Robert Louis Fuerst, 68, Raleigh, Jan. 6, 2017 (Obituary)
  • James R. Trotter Jr., 93, Raleigh, Dec. 23, 2016 (; Article)
  • Fred Elvin Lewis III, 73, Mount Airy, Dec. 22, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Ronald Gene Braswell, 74, Goldsboro, Dec. 21, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Reid Garrett Hinson, 60, Charlotte, Dec. 20, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Fred Folger Jr., 90, Mount Airy, Dec. 13, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Matthew David Kilgus, 27, Charlotte, Dec. 4, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Judge J. B. Allen Jr., 78, Burlington, Nov. 27, 2016 (Obituary; Article)
  • Gary Lewis Loflin, 54, Charlotte, Nov. 25, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Thomas David Zweigart, 69, Raleigh, Nov. 23, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Edwin Burtis "Burt" Aycock Jr., 74, Greenville, Nov. 10, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Judge Knox Vaughan Jenkins Jr., 81, Four Oaks, Nov. 9, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Max S. Busby, 71, Edenton, Nov. 8, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Dr. Robert J. Miller Jr., 83, Raleigh, Oct. 26, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Samuel E. Aycock, 69, Morganton, Oct. 25, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Harrell Powell Jr., 81, Bermuda Run, Oct. 25, 2016 (Obituary)
  • James Robert "Jim" Bruner, 84, Greenville, Oct. 22, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Terri Lynn Young, 55, Charlotte/Weldon Oct. 19, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Amanda Marie Patty, 38, Greensboro, Oct. 18, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Daniel Stephen Jones, 91, Clinton, Oct. 12, 2016 (Obituary)
  • William Ayden "Bill" Creech, 91, Raleigh, Oct. 10, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Reginald Lee Yates, 73, Charlotte, Oct. 3, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Richard "Dick" Lucey, 74, Charlotte, Oct. 2, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Beverly Hall Johnston White, 58, Garner, Sept. 29, 2016 (Obituary)
  • William "Bill" Fletcher Womble, 99, Winston-Salem, Sept. 16, 2016 (Obituary; Article)
  • Edwin Harrison "Bucky" Blackwell III, Greensboro, Sept. 10, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Rion Charles Brady, 70, Trinity, Sept. 10, 2016 (Obituary)
  • William Stuart "Bill" Bost III, 52, Raleigh, Sept. 4, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Randall Carey Scarborough, 62, Raleigh, Aug. 30, 2016 (Obituary)
  • David Robert Crawford, 61, Mooresville, Aug. 27, 2016 (Obituary)
  • James Allen Vinson III, Goldsboro, 71, Aug. 26, 2016 (Obituary)
  • William Daniel Herring, 83, High Point, Aug. 16, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Judge James Albert Harrill Jr., Winston-Salem, 79, Aug. 14, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Gary K. Joyner, 59, Raleigh, Aug. 8, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Anne Taylor Reeves, 38, Matthews, Aug. 8, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Glenn William Brown, 90, Waynesville, July 28, 2016 (Obituary)
  • James Rudolph "Jimmy" Streeter, 72, Greenville, July 27, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Ellen Earle Hunter, 49, Belmont, July 21, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Robert Burren Morgan, 90, Lillington, July 16, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Judge William Louis Daisy, 73, Winston-Salem, July 15, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Ben Oshel Bridgers, 76, Sylva, July 9, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Gustavus Latham Donnelly Sr., 75, Mount Airy, July 6, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Charles Dennis Dixon, 89, Hickory, July 5, 2016 (Obituary)
  • David B. Stevens Sr., 93, Greenville, July 4, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Stephen Francis "Steve" Horne II, 68, Greenville, June 28, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Robert Harrison "Tripp" Owen III, 53, Asheville, June 28, 2016 (Obituary)
  • John Meredith Simms, 93, Daleville, Va., June 26, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Judge William Gaston Holland, 86, Dallas, June 14, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Jeffrey Martin Acker, 46, Winston-Salem, June 12, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Everett Jackson Bowman, 63, Charlotte, June 12, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Anthony John Pijerov, 35, Fort Mill, S.C., June 8, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Robert D. (D.J.) Mason Jr., 41, Winston-Salem (Obituary)
  • Tracy Chappell Curtner, 48, Raleigh, June 5, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Ralph Nichols Strayhorn Jr., 93, Winston-Salem, June 4, 2016 (Obituary)
  • John R. Milliken, 84, Monroe, June 4, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Larry S. Overton, 63, Ahoskie, May 28, 2016 (Obituary)
  • A.J. Howard Clement III, 82, Durham, May 25, 2016 (; Article)
  • Regan Hungerford Rozier, 39, Wilmington, May 23, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Kenneth Richard Hoyle Sr., 89, Sanford, May 15, 2016 (; Article)
  • Lynne Ann Rupp, 52, Durham, May 7, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Billy R. Craig, 82, Winston-Salem, May 2, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Alfred Luther Purrington III, 82, Raleigh, April 29, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Thomas E Wagg III, 79, Greensboro, April 29, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Douglas Fraser McIntosh, 56, Wilmington, April 29, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Carl Edison "Wally" Wallace Jr., 71, Burlington, April 24, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Douglas Milton Holmes, 73, Chapel Hill, April 23, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Jerry S. Alvis Sr., 81, Raleigh, April 11, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Lindsay Carter Warren Jr., 91, Goldsboro, April 11, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Timothy Matthew Mullinax, 37, Green River, April 9, 2016 (Obituary)
  • L. Philip Covington, 79, Garner, April 9, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Joe Freeman Britt Sr., 80, Lumberton, April 6, 2016 (Obituary; Article)
  • Ryan F. Tennant, 42, Columbus, April 2, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Judge Charles Cadmus Lamm Jr., 71, Terrell, March 27, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Billy Rallings Jr., 63, Charlotte, March 26, 2016 (Obituary)
  • James Young Preston, Charlotte, 78, March 21, 2016 (Obituary)
  • David W. Norville, 52, Charlotte, March 14, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Mark Stanton Thomas, 63, Raleigh, March 14, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Ronnie Lee Jessup, 63, Mount Airy, March 12, 2016 (Obituary)
  • John Richard Jordan Jr., 95, Raleigh, March 9, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Blackwell Markham Brogden Jr., 65, Raleigh, Feb. 21, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Earl T. Brown, 64, Greenville, Feb. 20, 2016 (; Article)
  • Robert White Wilson Jr., 76 Emerald Isle, Feb. 18, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Willis Robert Casey Jr., 69, Raleigh, Feb. 12, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Vernon Leland "Lee" Bounds, 97, Chapel Hill, Feb. 10, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Neil F. Sandler, 80, Charlotte, Feb. 8, 2016 (Obituary)
  • John Fulton Pendergrass, 67, Chapel Hill, Feb. 5, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Charles Edward Lyons II, 55, Mooresville, Feb. 4, 2016 (Obituary)
  • John DeWitt Phillips, 50, Charlotte, Feb. 4, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Marion Jackson Foster, 90, Raleigh, Feb. 3, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Wayne Quay Justesen Jr., 69, Greenwood, S.C., Feb. 3, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Lester Grant Carter Jr., 90, Fayetteville, Feb. 2, 2016 (Obituary)
  • David Ray Guin, 57, Raleigh, Feb. 1, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Samuel "Sammy" Stephenson, 83, Angier, Jan. 30, 2016 (Obituary)
  • John T. (Jack) Hall, 77, Raleigh, Jan. 29, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Cleveland Price Cherry, 74, Rocky Mount, Jan. 28, 2016 (Obituary)
  • H. Earl “Bud” Singletary Jr., 59, Albemarle, Jan. 25, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Richard A. Phillips, 55, Statesville, Feb. 25, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Joan Elizabeth Hedahl, 63, Fayetteville, Jan. 18, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Ronald Arthur Henson, 75, Raleigh, Jan. 12, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Richard "Dick" Charles Forman, 86, Greensboro, Jan. 7, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Harold Mills Edwards, 85, Charlotte, Jan. 6, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Frank Jefferson "Jeff" Ward Jr., 73, Sanford, Jan. 2, 2016 (Obituary)
  • Barbara Stockton Perry, 89, Kinston, Dec. 31, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Leroy Robinson, 93, Charlotte, Dec. 30, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Claud R. Wheatly Jr., 97, Beaufort, Dec. 24, 2015 (Obituary; Article)
  • Robert Dick Douglas Jr., 103, Greensboro, Dec. 23, 2015 (Obituary; Article)
  • Harvey Lindenthal Cosper Jr., 67, Charlotte, Dec. 19, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Janette Soles Nelson, 51, Raleigh, Dec. 18, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Joe Earl Biesecker, 77, Lexington, Dec. 6, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Norwood Bruce Boney Jr., 91, Charlotte, Dec. 6, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Louis Carr Allen Jr., 90, Burlington, Dec. 1, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Roberts Cannon, 75, Raleigh, Nov. 28, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Sidney Harrington, 89, Eden, Nov. 28, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Henson Perrymoore Barnes, 81, Raleigh, Nov. 22, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Horace E. Stacy Jr., 86, Lumberton, Nov. 21, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Gary Bryan Crocker Jr., 44, Charlotte, Nov. 16, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Itimous Thaddeus Valentine Jr., 89, Nashville, Nov. 10, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Jerry A. Campbell, 82, Taylorsville, Nov. 10, 2015 (Obituary)
  • William Dennis Branham, 88, Greensboro, Nov. 10, 2015 (Obituary)
  • William L. Richards, 63, Bryson City, Nov. 7, 2015 (Obituary)
  • Howard Coble, 84, Greensboro, Nov. 3, 2015 (Obituary; Article)