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Barefoot, Emily Weeks - Cary  
EMILY WEEKS BAREFOOT Emily Weeks Barefoot, wife of 48 years to the late Honorable Napoleon (Poli) Bonaparte Barefoot, was born in Enfield, NC on November 5, 1932 and died July 28, 2016. Mrs. Barefoot is survived by her three children, Napoleon (Poli) Bonaparte Barefoot, Jr. and wife Kelly, Nan Barefoot Clark and husband Neil, William Player Barefoot and wife Romy; her eight grandchildren, Lauren Christie and husband Jon, Bruce Clark and wife Molly, Anna Barefoot, Wesley Clark, Haley Barefoot, Will Barefoot, Mary Boyd Barefoot and Slater Barefoot; her brother Tommy Weeks and wife Carol, her sister Catherine Weeks Pope and husband Wade; and her sisters-in-law, Becky Barefoot, Roxana Miller, Betty Barefoot, Edna Weeks, Norma Weeks, Jackie Weeks, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Barefoot was a longtime member of Saint Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was devoted to the members of the Friendship Bible Class, taught Sunday School, and had been an Elder and a Deacon. She retired in 1987 as a Business Instructor at Cape Fear Technical Institute. Her favorite pastime became duplicate bridge were she achieved "Life Master" status. Mrs. Barefoot attended Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now, UNC at Greensboro) from 1951-1953, and graduated from Wake Forest University in 1955. She worked as Secretary to the Dean of Wake Forest for three years while her husband attended Wake Forest Law School. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401 and to CureHHT, P.O. Box 329, Monkton, Maryland 21111 or online at www.curehht.org Visitation will be at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street on Saturday, July 30th from 5 - 7 pm. Service will be at St Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 31st at 2 pm.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 29, 2016
Bate Jr., John Leslie - 1. New Hanover  
JOHN LESLIE BATE, JR. John (Jack) Leslie Bate, Jr. died on July 24, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife Karen, and children John (Rose), Michael (Trude), Jenny Keim (Paul); 10 grandchildren, Hannah (Richie), Elisa (Josh), Naomi, Sarah, Michaela, Jay, Tim, Erika, Stephen, and Kali; and 2 great-grandchildren, Silas and Desmond. He is also survived by his two sisters, Marcia of Bainbridge Island, WA and Eleanor of San Mateo, CA. Jack was born Dec 4, 1930, in Tenafly, New Jersey, to John and Eleanor Bate. With his family, he moved to Oregon in 1945. He graduated from Lakeside Prep School in Seattle, then attended Pomona University and University of Oregon. Forty-five years later, he finished a degree in history from the State University of New York. After attending college, Jack began working with his grandfather (John Herbert Bate) to manage the Bate Lumber Company in Portland, Oregon. In 1954, they journeyed to England together on vacation. Returning to the US in October, 1954, Jack met a beautiful Danish woman Karen Gørtz on the cruise ship, Kungsholm. Karen was on her way to begin a nursing job in a Detroit hospital. Jack fell in love immediately. It took Karen awhile because Jack was so seasick due to the wild Hurricane Hazel which chased that ship across the Atlantic! They married in the Episcopal Cathedral in Portland Oregon on Sept 3, 1955. Jack and Karen have lived in various places: Arcata, CA, Palo Alto, CA (where son John was born), Portland OR (where Michael and Jenny were born), and Wallowa OR; Prince George, Kamloops, and Vancouver, in British Columbia; Grants Pass OR; Jacksonville OR; Wrightsville Beach, and finally Wilmington NC. Jack and Karen raised their three children, and taught them to ski, fish, row boats, camp, hike, swim, drive, cook, bike, and woodwork- one of his favorite hobbies. In 1968 he bought a condemned building in historic Jacksonville, Oregon, much to Karen's surprise. He made it into a very nice restaurant with 8 hotel rooms, the Jacksonville Inn. Today is a 5 star restaurant. In 1978 he sold the business and branched out into various other projects, including insurance sales, stock brokering, and construction. He continued this after their move to Wrightsville Beach in 1984. This move was to be closer to his uncle Harold Bate. In North Carolina he worked as a stock broker. He had many hobbies, like building small wooden boats, and working on his home, often as surprises to Karen. He also participated in many triathlons and bikes rides. He was an inventor, leaving his family with many treasured mementos and pieces of furniture he designed. Jack was proud of his service in the US Air Force during the Korean conflict, in the US Army reserves, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and later in the Oregon National Guard military branches, and also in the Wilmington Civitan's Club. He was a member of the Carolina Yacht Club. The family will be celebrating Jack's life in the future with family and close friends. In lieu of sending flowers, please make donations to the Cure Alzheimer Fund at http://curealz.org/in-memory/john-jack-bate or to Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, MI. https://secure.hillsdale.edu/ To share memories or condolences to the family, visit www.wilmingtoncares.com . Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from July 26 to July 28, 2016
Bradley, Susan Marie - 3. Brunswick  
SUSAN MARIE BRADLEY 72, of Supply died Monday. Mass at 10:00 AM Friday at St. Brendan's. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 27, 2016
Brock Jr., David L. - 3. Brunswick  
DAVID L. BROCK, JR. 54, of Leland, died Tuesday. Services Saturday 4 pm. at New Hope Baptist Church, Leland. 910.791.9099 www.wilmingtoncares.com .
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 28, 2016
Brown, Louise Hunter - 5. Duplin  
LOUISE HUNTER BROWN, MRS. Louise Brown died on July 25, 2016. Funeral service is July 28 at 2:00 PM at Community Funeral Home, Beulaville, NC.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 27, 2016
Bryson, Jack - Wilmington  
JACK BRYSON Jack Medford Bryson died in his home, cared for by his family and hospice, on July 20, 2016 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 84 years old. Jack will be remembered for his devotion to his wife Carol and five daughters. Friends will miss his gentle demeanor, sense of humor, and boundless generosity. Jack was born to the late Lucy Medford, April 18, 1932, in Waynesville, NC. He enlisted in the Army Infantry in 1952 and attended the Officer Basic Course in 1953, earning his commission in the Ordnance Corps. He was sent to Germany in 1954 where he discovered his love of sports cars. He bought the Porsche factory racing car and joined the Hesse Motor Sports Car Club. He won many events, including the largest amateur event in Germany at the time. Jack attended many military schools including The Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He commanded the 191st Ammunition Battalion in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. He served with distinction for 28 years. His work ethic and leadership in logistics management positions earned him great respect from all who served with him. Highly decorated, his awards include the Legion of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army of Occupation Medal from his service in Germany and Viet Nam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. After retirement from the Army Jack worked for Vinnell Corporation in a series of logistical positions in Saudi Arabia, Virginia, Baltimore, Georgia and Turkey. His last assignment with the corporation was in Wilmington, NC where he and Carol retired in 1997. Jack had a score of accomplishments in his life. A career soldier for 28 years, he also gave to the community through charities and for over 10 years was a weekly volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program. He was also a golf enthusiast who remained competitive in his senior years. He lived his life true to ideals that most men strive to achieve: honor, humbleness, integrity and a passionate patriotism. Perhaps his most enduring legacy was his marriage to his bride of 62 years, Carol, whom he met as a newly commissioned Lieutenant while assigned at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Theirs was an everlasting love very few can ever hope to attain. He was an ideal role model and father to the five daughters whom he dearly loved. Jack is survived by his wife Carol; daughter Linda Spargur and husband Rick of Brandywine, Md.; daughter Cynthia Bryson of Campo, Calif.; daughter Diane Rush and husband Rick of Jackson, Neb.; daughter Lisa Noia and husband Phil of Greenville, Calif.; daughter Karen Davidson and husband Mark of Chesterfield, Va.; brother Loyal Johnson of Washougal, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be in Havre de Grace, Md. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 24, 2016
Buffkin, Rocky - 4. Columbus  
ROCKY BUFFKIN 67 of Cerro Gordo, NC Died 07/21/2016. Service 07/25/2016 @ 2pm McKenzie's Mortuary. Visitation:1pm-1:45pm Prior.McKenzie Mortuary.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 23, 2016
Bunch, Arthur Ray - 4. Columbus  
ARTHUR RAY BUNCH of Bolton, age 59, Service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 26, 2016
Burker, William George - 1. New Hanover  
WILLIAM GEORGE BURKER 92, of Wilmington, died Sun, July 24 at LCFH. Services to be held at a later date. Atlantic Cremation Service
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 26, 2016
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