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Hosey “HB” Brinston Todd: Tabor City

1924 – 2021

     Hosey “HB” Brinston Todd of Tabor City died Friday, June 11, in Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. He was 97.

     Born May 25, 1924 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Walter and Rutha Garrell Todd and the widower of Mary Esther Ward Todd.

     He is survived by one son, Terry Todd and his wife Sandy of Raleigh; one daughter, Sonja Todd Norris of Clarendon; two brothers, Elton Todd of Greer and Rev. David Todd of Brunswick; a sister, Mary Williams of Clarendon; seven grandchildren, Todd Norris, Kellie Bunn, Kristen Todd, Michael Suggs, Sean Suggs, Andrea Eckhardt, and Marisa Johnson; and eleven great-grandchildren.

     In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Meredith Suggs; one son-in-law, James Homer Norris; and one grandson, James Kevin Norris.

     HB served our great Country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was President Emeritus of Carolina Insurers. He was also a faithful member of Iron Hill Baptist Church, past president of the Tabor City Chamber of Commerce, and a member and past Lt. Governor of Tabor City Civitan.

     Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 14, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Iron Hill Baptist Church, in honor of Sunday School, 22247 Peacock Road, Tabor City, NC 28463.

     A guest register is available here.