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OBITUARIES, WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2012

Frances McGraw Bunting

Frances McGraw Bunting of Wilmington, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at her residence.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial followed in Calvary Memorial Cemetery.  An angel came by on Sunday morning, at 10:50 a.m., 4421 Jason Court, Wilmington, NC, and took one of the sweetest flowers that you could ever imagine.  The name of this flower was Mrs. Frances L. McGraw Bunting.  Frances, born on January 14, 1953, was the youngest of eleven children born to the late Mrs. Francena A. McGraw and the late Lonnie McGraw, Sr., in Wilmington, North Carolina.  She was one of those special children who got anything she wanted from her parents and others. Frances gave her life to Christ at an early age, joining Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, during the pastoralship of Rev. O.C. Burney.  Frances was the First Lady of Temple of Praise Christian Church, where she stood by her husband’s side, spreading the word of God.  Frances served on the Jr. Usher Board and the Jr. Choir.  She graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in the Class of 1971.  Frances also attended Miller Motte Business School for four years.  She was employed at Coca Cola Bottling Company for nine years and seventeen years at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where she started out in distribution, and then moved on to purchasing.  Frances retired in April of 2012.  She was a member of the Gospel Train Rider and the R.V. Cancer Support Group.  Frances married Reverend Leroy Bunting, Sr. on September 24, 1993.  Reverend Bunting was a good provider for Frances, her two girls and her grandchildren; whom he loved very much.  In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by two brothers, Anderson and Benny McGraw and one sister, Mary Fields.  Frances leaves to cherish many memories: a devoted husband, Rev. Leroy Bunting, Sr. of the home; two daughters, Michele Summers of Raleigh, NC and Adria Summers of the home; two grandchildren she cherished and loved dearly, Azariah Summers and Ahlaiah Summers; four sisters, Hattie M. Stelly of Phoenix, AZ, Sadie Willis (Levern) of Wilmington, NC, Ernestine Willis of Hinesville, GA and Jestine McGraw of Brunswick, GA; three brothers, Robert McGraw of Autumn Care Nursing Home, Lonnie McGraw, Jr. (Mildred) of Wilmington, NC and Herbert McGraw (Florence) of Brooklyn, NY; a niece she loved that grew up with her as a sister, Lenita M. Williams of Wilmington, NC; three stepsons, Leroy Bunting, Jr. (Iesha), Leroy Jerome Bunting and Michael Quintel Bunting, all of Wilmington, NC; sisters-in-law, Katherine Bunting, Lucille Taylor (James), and Juanita Bennett (Melvin), all of Brooklyn, NY; brother-in-law, Robert Bunting (Emma) of Brooklyn, NY; a dear friend Julia Murphy, who has been by Frances for the last twenty plus years, helping her with the children and now her grandchildren; Monique Rowell, one of her care-givers, the Temple of Praise Christian Church; co-workers, Pam Bollinger and Lyn Palumbo; many more relatives and friends. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.

William Donnell Foy

William Donnell Foy of the Scotts Hill Community died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at his residence.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Stephen AME Church, Scotts Hill.  Burial followed in the Pollock Cemetery.  William, affectionately called “Shoot” or “The Rook”, was born February 18, 1958 in Wilmington, North Carolina to the Rev. David and Mattie Foy.  He was educated in the New Hanover County School System.  His passion was landscaping.  William had many customers that he served on a day to day basis, who became loving friends instead of customers.  He was a lover of Chinese food and he loved to eat.  He was a loved friend to many and a stranger to none.  William leaves to cherish his fond memories:  loving parents, Rev. David and Mattie Foy, whom he called “Sapphire” and “Shortie”, pet names he gave to them; one daughter, Shamara Spicer; one granddaughter, Shamiya Spicer; four sisters, Louise Foy of the Scotts Hill Community; Brenda Nixon (Eddie) of New York, Trina Foy and Kim of the Scotts Hill Community; two brothers, Jerry Green (Gertrude) of Louisiana and David Foy, III (Selma) of Dunn, North Carolina; three aunts, Gladys Grady of Wilmington, NC, Hazel Brown of New York and Maggie Robinson of Castle Hayne, NC; one uncle, Edward Simpson of New York; his canine best friend, son, “My Buddy”, “Jack”; special friends, Robert Lee, Lisa Kaye and Joyce; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.

Charles Hands

Charles Hands of Wilmington died Tuesday, August 14, 2012, in Atlanta, GA.  Funeral services were held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at St. Andrew AME Zion Church.  Burial followed in Calvary Memorial Cemetery.  Charles Hands, son of the late Charles Leonard and Blanche Hands was born November 30, 1957, in Wilmington, North Carolina.  He was summoned to eternal rest on August 15, 2012, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Charles received his education in the New Hanover County Public School and graduated from John T. Hoggard High School, in the Class of 1976.  He matriculated at Winston Salem State University and met the love of his life, Sandra Brinkley.  On June 21, 1980, he was united in holy matrimony to Sandra Brinkley Hands.  They shared thirty-two wonderful years.  Charles was blessed with three beautiful children.  After graduating as a “Ram”, he was commissioned in the United States Army for seventeen years.  Charles taught at Wake Forest University while still active in the United States Army.  He retired from the Army as a Major in 1996.  Charles was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and good friend, who will always be remembered and dearly missed.  He was an amazing cook.  Charles was a man who enjoyed life’s simple pleasures and was an avid golfer and fisherman. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.

William Howard Jones

William Howard Jones, “Jiggs”, 65, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the I.L.A. Hall, 211 W. 10th Street, Southport, NC. Burial followed in Northwood Cemetery, Southport. His warmest memories will forever be cherished by: his loving mother:  Ms. Elnora McNeil, Southport, NC;  children: Constance (Kim) Brewington, Charlotte, NC, Sean Jones (Cheryl) Wilmington, NC, William Jones, Jr. Texas, Tamedra Jones, Texas, Paige Jones, Texas and William Jones, III, Bolivia, NC; grandsons: Demetrius Brewington, Wilmington, NC and Keshon Jones, Wilmington, NC; great-grand: Maddox Brewington, Wilmington, NC; sisters: Linda Diane Evans, Bolivia, NC, Donnie Williams (Kevin), Texas, Bridgette Bolton (Evwin), Texas; Songoa Isibore (Bryan), Texas, Joan Smith (Claude), Texas,  Felecia Robinson (Jerome), Texas and Lillie Jones Williams, Louisiana; brothers: Edward Jones (Myrna), Southport, NC, Thomas McNeil (Peggy), Southport, NC, Kendrick Jones, Texas and Juan Jones, Texas; special friends: Danny “Danny Boy” Davis, Southport, NC and Darrell (Frog) Brown, Southport, NC; A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   A Davis Funeral Home service.

Angelica Bentley Clinton

Angelica Bentley Clinton, 43, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Wilmington Health & Rehabilitation Center. Memorial services were held  Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 3701 Princess Place Drive.   A Davis Funeral Home Service.

Janice Frink Brown

Janice Frink Brown, 55, of Washington DC, formerly of Southport, NC died Monday, August 20, 2012 at Washington National Hospital, Washington, DC. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Mt. Carmel AME Church, 507 N. Lord Street  Southport, NC.  Burial will follow in Northwood Cemetery, Southport, NC. A Davis Funeral Home service.  A Davis Funeral Home Service.

Edna Loyce Randolph

Edna Loyce Randolph, 60, of Bolivia, NC died Sunday, August 20, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 45 N. Piney Grove

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