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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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  • Vernon Haskins Rochelle, 81, Morehead City, Aug. 15, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Dale Patton Johnson, 76, Clinton, Aug. 11 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Sims Erwin, 74, Raleigh, Aug. 9, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Joseph Edward Anthony, 71, Durham, Aug. 7, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Jonathan Lee Hipps, 48, Charlotte, Aug. 6, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Judge Thomas Jarrell Jr., 56, High Point, Aug. 3, 2019 (Obituary; Article)
  • Christopher Powell Brewer, 70, Raleigh, Aug. 3, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Janet Marie Lyles, 69, Beaufort, July 20, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Horace William Palmer Jr., 62, Charlotte, July 21, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Steven Edward Philo, 76, Franklin, July 21, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Cynthia Leigh Wittmer, 66, Raleigh, July 20, 2019. (Obituary)
  • William Laurence Haigh, 75, Wake Forest, July 14, 2019 (Obituary)
  • James Thomas Bowen III, 76, Lincolnton, July 7, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Bruce T. Cunningham Jr., 71, Southern Pines, July 5, 2019 (; Article)
  • Henry Curtis Babb Jr., 74, Wilson, June 24, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Carroll Reuben Lowder, Wingate, 87, June 22, 2019 (Obituary)
  • E. Richard Jones Jr., Raleigh, 86, June 19, 2019 (Obituary)
  • William Vann McPherson Jr., Durham, 77, June 17, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Frederick Lee Johnson, 75, Carolina Lakes, June 12, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Gaston Hemphill Gage Sr., 88, Charlotte, June 10, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Kenneth Newton Glover, 58, Swansboro, June 7, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Lloyd Norris Jr., 85, Raleigh, May 31, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Konrad O’Donnell Schoen, 62, Durham, May 28, 2019 (Obituary)
  • George Dalton Dove, 94, Goldsboro, May 24, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Walter Brian Howell, 76, Raleigh, May 20, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Willis Donald Brown, 89, Wilmington, May 10, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Judge Pretlow Winborne, 96, Atlantic, May 9, 2019 (Obituary)
  • H. William “Bill” Palmer Sr., 88, Gastonia, May 9, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Thomas F. Loflin III, 76, Durham, May 5, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Richard McKenzie Wiggins, 86, Fayetteville, May 4, 2019 (Obituary; Article)
  • Benjamin S. Horack, 101, Charlotte, May 3, 3019 (Obituary)
  • Charles Royal Tedder, 84, Greensboro, May 2, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Debra J. Clark, 60, Charlotte, May 1, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Judge John J. Covolo, 68, Wilson, April 28, 2019 (Obituary; Article)
  • John S. “Jack” Stevens, 85, Asheville, April 23, 2019 (Obituary; Article)
  • Paul Allan Sheridan, 54, Fuquay-Varina, April 12, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Theaoseus Theaboyd “T.T” Clayton Sr., 88, Warrenton, April 4, 2019 (Obituary)
  • James Donald Cowan Jr., 75, Raleigh, April 1, 2019 (Obituary)
  • George W. Kane III, 69, Raleigh, March 21, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Paul Alan Rodgman, 68, Raleigh, March 16, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Ross Hall Richardson, 52, Charlotte, March 8, 2019 (Obituary)
  • James Murrel Cooper, 86, Fayetteville, March 7, 2019 (Obituary; Article)
  • Sherwood Johnson Carter Jr., 76, Hickory, March 3, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Alexander Hall Barnes, 87, Durham, Feb. 23, 2019 (Obituary)
  • R. Gene Edmundson, 82, Oxford, Feb. 18, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Norman Vincent Schaich, 65, Black Mountain, Feb. 15, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Judge John Rodwell (Rod) Penry Jr., 73, Lexington, Feb. 14, 2019 (Obituary)
  • William Johnson Waggoner, 90, Davidson, Feb. 14, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Susan Pfleeger Andre, 74, Holly Springs, Feb. 14, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Charles H. Harp II, 74, Lexington, Feb. 12, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Arthur Eugene Morehead IV, 47, Charlotte, Feb. 8, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Karrah Griffin Leary, 32, Greenville, S.C., 32, Feb. 8, 2019 (Obituary)
  • N. Hunter Wyche Jr., Raleigh, 67, Feb. 7, 2019 (Obituary)
  • John B. McMillan, 76, Raleigh, Feb. 6, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Robert William Wilson, 79, Edwardsville, Ill., Feb. 5, 2019 (Obituary)
  • David Scott Melin, 43, Huntersville, Feb. 1, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Susan Elizabeth Rhodes, 67, Gastonia, Jan. 31, 2019 (Obituary)
  • George William Coan Mountcastle, 86, Winston-Salem, Jan. 23, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Kathy Shields Barnhill, 70, Clover, S.C., Jan. 22, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Donald Lee Beci, 64, Apex, Jan. 21, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Eugene Moore Anderson Jr., 88, Davidson, Jan. 16, 2019 (Obituary)
  • James Hunter "Jimmy" Wade, 64, Charlotte, Jan. 11, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Addison Vann Irvin, 67, Elizabeth City, Jan. 10, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Dr. J. Stanley McQuade, 89, Raleigh, Jan. 10, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Melanie Kincaid, 65, Knightdale, Jan. 11, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Frederick (Fred) Chapin Meekins Sr., 89, Belmont, Jan. 5, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Mary Adelaide Austell Craver, 76, Shelby, Jan. 4, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Charles L. Bateman Jr., 54, Chapel Hill, Jan. 1, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Stephen Agapion, 86, Cary, Dec. 30, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Bernard Benjamin Hollowell, 96, Bayboro, Dec. 26, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Hamlin Landis "Ham" Wade, 88, Charlotte, Dec. 22, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Louis Augustus Burney Sr., 86, Wilmington, Dec.19, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Thomas Haywood Stark, 63, Durham, Dec. 17, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Ralph C. Harris Jr., 74, Charlotte, Dec. 13, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Wiley Porter Wooten, Burlington, 75, Dec. 8, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Kyra LaChelle Lowry, 28, Pembroke, Dec. 8, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Paul Edgar Castelloe, 74, Raleigh, Dec. 8, 2018 (Obituary)
  • James Jim Lynwood Wilson, 77, Liberty/Siler City, Dec. 7, 2018 (Obituary)
  • Lacy Wilson Blue, 93, Charlotte, Dec. 5, 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)
  • George F. Givens, 72, Cary, 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)
  • Kathryn "Kaity" Elizabeth Kasper (Matta), 40, Richmond, Va., Oct. 23, 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)