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Ernest W. “Buddy” Wilson: Tabor City

    Ernest Windell “Buddy” Wilson Jr. of Clarendon died Thursday, Feb. 12 in Duke University Hospital, Durham. He was 72.
    Born May 5, 1942 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Ernest Windell Wilson Sr. and Rosa Belle Ward Wilson.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and wife Nellie Jane Wilson.
    He is survived by his wife, Margaret B. Fowler Wilson of the home; one son: Sparky Wilson and wife Renae of Nakina; one daughter, Helen Wright and husband David of Nakina; four step children, Donald Fowler of Clarendon, Tammy Ann Fowler of Clarendon, Rhonda Sue Ezzell of Nakina, Jamie Lynn Fowler of Tabor City; one sister, Willadean Fowler of Clarendon; one half sister, Ernestine Squires of Florida; two grandchildren, Justin Wilson, and Brandi Wilson.
    Visitation planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
    Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Pine Level Freewill Baptist Church, Nakina, with burial following in Ward Cemetery, Nakina.
    A guest register is available here.

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