Chief John W. Hodges
Husband, father, soldier, lawman, patriot, leader,
gentleman, friend, neighbor, ballroom dancer.
Chief of Police for Hope Mills for 23 years.
John danced his way into our hearts and lives.
Dr. Robert "Bob" H. Gainey
A true gentleman and servant leader,
Bob approached all things with grace and thoughtfulness.
A leader in his church, his community, and his profession.
Bob and Jeanne shared their love of dancing with us for years.
Soft spoken, slightly built, a true Southern belle
Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
A woman of faith, prayer, and wisdom
As beautiful as the flowers she tended in her gardens
Past President of Cape Fear Ballroom Dancers
Father, soldier, dance instructor, leader
Gene and Janet were the king and queen of our club
Wonderful friend and companion
Quiet, gracious, and fun-loving
Al always had something positive to add to the evening
Al and Dorothy graced our dance floor for years
We will miss him!
Steven L. Benjamin
Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, biker, dancer, and friend.
Steve and his wife Mary danced into our hearts several years ago.
Health issues with Mary took them off the dance floor . . .
but not out of our hearts!
Victoria "Vickie" Castro
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Always smiling and involved in many community activities
Vickie loved to travel, garden, and dance.
We will miss her!
Ruth J. Wolfe
Tiny, gracious, always the perfect lady,
Ruthie was one of the original twelve members who in 1993 formed the
Ballroom Dance Society of Fayetteville (today's Cape Fear Ballroom Dancers)
She loved her dancing friends, and she loved to dance!
Jacque S. McCall
Smart, beautiful, talented, athletic, and self-taught musician
One of the earliest members and officers of the Cape Fear Ballroom Dancers
Long time dance partner with Bill West, with whom she is dancing again
Literally "went out with her dancing shoes on" as her last night was
Dancing at a Fayetteville Area Shag Association event to honor Bill West.
William I. "Bill" West
Proud soldier, elegant equestrian, classically trained musician,
Outstanding dance instructor and competitor, and faithful friend,
Bill West was an integral part of the Cape Fear Ballroom Dancers for many years,
Always ready with a big smile and a kind word for everyone he met.
Charles H. "Chuck" Wedge
Founding President of our dance club, Chuck will be missed by all of us.
Husband, father, soldier, pilot, and wonderful dancer,
Chuck brought a cheerful spirit to all of life's opportunities and challenges.
In 1993 he had a vision for a ballroom dance club in Fayetteville,
and we've been dancing ever since.
Thank you, Chuck!
Marietta G. Gilliland
1924 - 2011
Joseph J. "Mickey" Farrington
1920 - 2011
1917 - 2010
From New York to Ohio to Florida,
Nat found his life's home in Fayetteville, and we're glad he did.
Soldier, jeweler, Rotarian, church member, faithful husband, and loving father,
Nat danced his way into our hearts, and we miss him.