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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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  • James Jim Lynwood Wilson, 77, Liberty/Siler City, Dec. 7, 2018 (Obituary)
  • William Blair "Bill" Lucas, 93, Raleigh, Nov. 29, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Charles L. "Charlie" Fulton, 90, Raleigh, Nov. 29, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Carlos Mark Baldwin, 67, Jacksonville, Nov. 27, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Staten Langbourne Wilcox Jr., 71, Charlotte, Nov. 25, 2018 (Obituary)
  • William Gane "Bill" Robinson, 81, Charlotte, Nov. 25, 2018 (Obituary)
  • John Samuel Freeman, 74, Charlotte, Nov. 22, 2018 (Obituary)
  • David Tutherly Watters, 61, Raleigh, Nov. 21, 2018 (Obituary)
  • William A. "Billy" Marsh Jr., 91, Durham (Obituary; Article)
  • William "Bill" Kellam, Charlotte, 80, Nov. 12, 2018 (Obituary)
  • David Godwin Crockett, 73, Lakeview, Oct. 27, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James Taylor Hedrick, 90, Durham, Oct. 24, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Richard von Biberstein Jr., 82, Burgaw, Oct. 24, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Lee Castle, 81, Durham, Oct. 21, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Susan Roberta Franklin Fulton, 69, Chapel Hill, Oct. 20, 2018 (Obituary)
  • John Maclachlan (Mac) Boxley, 76, Raleigh, Oct. 17, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James "Jimmy" Floors, 82, Smithfield, Oct. 16, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Rhonda K. Moorefield, 63, Asheville, Oct. 13, 2018 ()
  • Robert A. "Tony" Yancey, 67, Marion, Oct. 11, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Joseph Duane Gilliam, 87, Fayetteville, Oct. 9, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Scarlett VanStory Levinson, 29, Benson, Oct. 2, 2018 (; Article)
  • Joseph (Joe) Edmiston Bruner, 70, Greensboro, Sept. 30, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Johnson Ashcraft, 66, Charlotte, Sept. 25, 2018 (Obituary; Article)
  • Deborah Alice Casey, 57, Boone, Sept. 21, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Frederick A. Burke, 79, Raleigh, Sept. 18, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Laura Elizabeth Stubbing Pocock, 61, Rutherfordton, Sept. 15, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Stephen Gray Calaway, 78, Winston-Salem, Sept. 4, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James T. “Jim” Williams Jr., 78, Greensboro, Sept. 3, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James J. Coman, 75, Raleigh, Aug. 30, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Frederick Clay Ernest “Rick” Murray, 70, Reidsville, Aug. 26, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Albert Lee Willis, 81, Durham, Aug. 18, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Michael Brian Pross, 52, Mooresville, Aug. 16 (Obituary)
  • William Harrell Everett Jr., 83, Goldsboro, Aug. 16, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Diane Martin Pomper, 71, Raleigh, Aug. 15, 2018 (Obituary)
  • David Hagood Bryson Jr., 76, Sylva, Aug. 15, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Charles Johnson Nooe, 88, Eden, Aug. 11, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Larry Truman Reida, 82, Waynesville, Aug. 10, 2018 (Obituary)
  • William "Bill" Frank Maready, 85, Winston-Salem, Aug. 9, 2018 (Obituary; Article)
  • William Edward "Eddie" Poe Jr., 68, Charlotte, Aug. 9, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Stacy Clyde Eggers Jr., 94, Boone, Aug. 7, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Freda Bowman Black, 57, Durham, July 29, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Kara Brooke (Strickland) Ottesen, 48, Cary, July 27, 2018 (Obituary)
  • J. Kenneth Lee, 94, Greensboro, July 22, 2018 (; Article)
  • Harper Johnston "Jack" Elam III, 91, Greensboro, July 18, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Francis Ellis, 97, Raleigh, July 12, 2018 (Obituary)
  • John "Jack" August Mraz, 86, Asheville, July 11, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Richard W. (Dick) Ellis, 76, Asheville, July 9, 2018 ()
  • William Paul Holt Jr., Sylva, 88, June 28, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Harvey A. Jonas Jr., 99, Lincolnton, June 23, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Gerald "Jerry" Swartzberg, 61, Winston-Salem, June 19, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Chester Elmer Whittle Jr., Boone, 74, June 18, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Charles Edgar Dobbin Sr., 90, Lenoir, June 15, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Joe Henderson Morris, 90, Fayetteville, June 8, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Paul R. Vancil, 66, Chapel Hill, June 8, 2018 (Obituary)
  • William “Billy” Henry Romm Jr., 69, Moyock, June 5, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Harold Dean Downing, 84, Fayetteville, June 4, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Patrick Adam Pait, 34, Lumberton, June 3, 2018 (Obituary; Article)
  • James A. "Jimmy" Reno, 66, Garner, May 31, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Theodore "Ted" Reaves Reynolds, 85, Raleigh, May 28, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Ernest Cummings, 77, Charlotte, May 28, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James Russell “Jim” Sugg, 86, Cary, May 26, 2018 (Obituary)
  • William B. "Bill" Morgan Jr., 75, Marshville, May 23, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Robert J. Phares, 74, Raleigh, May 21, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Jeffrey Bennett Hargett, 53, Charlotte, May 19, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Judge Robert Leslie Turner, 56, Pink Hill, May 17, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Arthur Wayne Yancey, 54, Durham, May 15, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Grady S. Patterson Jr., 90, Raleigh, May 13, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Samuel Martin Millette, 94, Charlotte, May 12, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Paul "Bud" Jones Raisig Jr., 85, Durham, May 9, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Judge Charles Watkins Wilkinson Jr., 76, Oxford, May 6, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Minette Conrad Trosch, 75, Charlotte, April 27, 2018 (Obituary; Article)
  • John Edwin Duke, 88, Cary, April 26, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Susan Elizabeth Davis Crooks, 67, Buies Creek, April 25, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Faye Dalton Ivey, 67, Greensboro, April 23, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Hoyt Patrick "Pat" Taylor Jr., 94, Wadesboro, April 22, 2018 (Obituary; Article)
  • David S. Dunkle, Homewood, Ala., April 17, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Michael Gregory Ferguson, Waynesville, 54, April 16, 2018 (Obituary)
  • C. Douglas Fisher, 67, Durham, April 13, 2018 (Obituary)
  • William Evan Hall, 93, Mocksville, April 11, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Lonnie B. Williams, 89, Wilmington, April 11, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Robert Morris Clay, 82, Raleigh, April 10, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Albert William "Bill" Kennon, 77, Durham, April 7, 2018 (Obituary)
  • George Wilson Martin, 90, Mocksville, April 3, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Edward Thornhill III, 84, Asheville, March 31, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Roy G. Hall Jr., 91, Pfafftown, March 30, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Giles Meacham Jr., 66, Raleigh, March 28, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Robert W. Kilroy, 79, Hampstead, March 28, 2018 ()
  • Raymond Mason Taylor, 85, Raleigh, March 26, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Thomas McLean “Buck” Faw Sr., 93, Mount Airy, March 24, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Peter Joseph Sarda, 72, Raleigh, March 17, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Robert Henry Sapp, 87, Winston-Salem, March 14, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Broxie Jay Nelson, 79, Raleigh, March 6, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Russell Houston III, 77, Grifton, March 5, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Timothy Scott Hovis Gobern, 55, Raleigh, March 4, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Gerald Franklin White Sr., 91, Elizabeth City, Feb. 24, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Konrad Karl Fish, 82, Greensboro, Feb. 21, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Robert Preston Worth, 67, Greensboro, Feb. 21, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Norman Lee Sloan, 70, Clemmons, Feb. 18, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Allan B. Head, 73, Raleigh, Feb. 17, 2018 (Obituary; Article)
  • Douglas Michael Strout, 53, Jacksonville, Feb. 17, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Edmund Ivan Adams, 84, Sparta, Feb. 16, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Forrest E. Campbell, 88, Greensboro, Feb. 15, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Jack Franklin Canady, 95, Winston-Salem, Feb. 12, 2018 (Obituary)
  • John Robert Ingle, 85, Charlotte, Feb. 12, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Robert Marcus Lodge, 71, Raleigh, Feb. 6, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Joseph William Moss, 76, Greensboro, Jan. 31, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James E. "Jim" Martin Jr., 83, Charlotte, Jan. 29, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Rebecca Ann Phillips, 31, Greensboro, Jan. 27, 2018 (Obituary; Article)
  • Robert Lars Andersen, 81, Charlotte, Jan. 22, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Bynum Merritt Hunter, 92, Greensboro, Jan. 18, 2018 (Obituary)
  • O. Lloyd Darter Jr., 94, Durham, Jan. 18, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Barbara Dale Hollingsworth, 72, Harrisburg, Jan. 15, 2018 (Obituary)
  • George Larry Fletcher, 70, Wilmington, Jan. 8, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Judge Robert Dobbins Lewis, 88, Asheville, Jan. 4, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James Fredrick "Jim" Wood III, 61, Charlotte, Jan. 2, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Josiah Stockton Murray III, 82, Durham, Jan. 1, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Henri Ronald Mazzoli, 81, Greensboro, Dec. 31, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Robert Layne Hillman, 66, Raleigh, Dec. 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Arnold Terry Wood, 81, Greensboro, Dec. 20, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John Alexander MacKethan III, 75, Raleigh, Dec. 19, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John Brent Godwin Sr., 68, Selma, Dec. 18, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Al Colanero, 71, Greensboro, Dec. 16, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Michael David Lea, 77, Thomasville, Dec. 15, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Daniel "Dan" Wayne Sweat, 54, Greenville, Dec. 14, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Barbara Ann Davis, 64, Asheville, Dec. 9, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Robert W. “Bob” Spearman, 74, Raleigh, Dec. 3, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Randolph James Hill, 55, Raleigh, Dec. 3, 2017 (Obituary)
  • William Lindsey Stafford, Salisbury, Nov. 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Bobby Gray "B.G." Martin, 83, Winston-Salem, Nov. 30, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Rufus F. Walker Jr., 71, Hickory, Nov. 27, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Dr. Thelma Marie Hill, 64, Raleigh, Nov. 26, 2017 ()
  • Wendell Clay Moseley, 79, Littleton, Nov. 24, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Charles Edward Hubbard, 81, Roxboro, Nov. 24, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Michael James Denny, 49, Charlotte, Nov. 22, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Farris Allen Duncan, 73, Goldsboro, Nov. 14, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Judge Marvin K. Gray, 86, Charlotte, Nov. 7, 2017 (Obituary; Article)
  • Walter Rand III, 81, Apex, Nov. 1, 2017 (Obituary)
  • James R. Melvin, 74, Elizabethtown, Oct. 31, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Maurice Alvin Cawn, 75, Greensboro, Oct. 27, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Michael Ward Mewborn, 36, Swansboro, Oct. 25, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Jeffrey Neil Robinson, 59, Union County, Oct. 25, 2017 (Obituary)
  • John Wishart Campbell, 94, Lumberton, Oct. 24, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Susan V. "Susu" Anderson, 37, Boone, Oct. 23, 2017 (Obituary)
  • Samuel H. Johnson, 90, Raleigh, Oct. 18, 2017 (Obituary)
  • 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)