Chief John W. Hodges

1935-2019

 

 

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.

Click here for his obituary

Click here for an article in the Fayetteville Observer

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert "Bob" H. Gainey

1928-2019

 

 

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.

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Barbara Wyle

1931-2018

 

 

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

Click here for a Bill Kirby article in tihe Observer

Click here for her obituary

 

 

 

 

Gene Reynolds

1939-2017

 

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

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Al Smith

1933-2017

 

 

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!

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Steven L. Benjamin

1955-1916

 

 

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!

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Victoria "Vickie" Castro

1947-1916

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!

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Ruth J. Wolfe

1917-2015

 

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!

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Jacque S. McCall

1932-2014

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.

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William I. "Bill" West

1944-2013

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.

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Charles H. "Chuck" Wedge

1939-2012

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!

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Marietta G. Gilliland

1924 - 2011

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Joseph J. "Mickey" Farrington

1920 - 2011

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Nat Robertson

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.

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