DUNN — Mr. James Bradley Willard, 38, of 7456 Timothy Road, died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Butler Funeral Home with Mr. Bryan Strickland officiating. Burial will follow at the Roseboro Cemetery.
Mr. Willard was born on Oct. 26, 1973 and was a native of Sampson County. He is preceded in death by his father, James Olen Willard; his maternal grandparents, W.C. and Hettie Benton; and his paternal grandparents, E.O. and Mary Willard. He worked as a carpenter.
He is survived by his mother, Debbie Benton White of the home; his sister, Christy Peterson and husband, Mike of Garland; one nephew, Dalton Hall of Dunn; two nieces, Kristy Cashwell of Garland and Ashley Singley of Roseboro; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special life-long friend, Mary Jean Dabbs of Garland.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro and other times at the home of his sister, 2535 Greensbridge Road, Garland.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Freedom Baptist Church, P.O. Box 338, Salemburg, NC 28385; or to Carolina Donor Services, 909 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858, Attn: CEO Lloyd Jordan.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro St., Roseboro.