Hufham, James Watous

Male 1922 - 2011  (89 years)

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  • Name Hufham, James Watous 
    Born 21 Sep 1922  Wilmington NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 2011  Wilmington NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James W. Hufham, Sr., 89, of Bolton, NC, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.

      He was born in Wilmington, NC, on September 21, 1922, son of the late William Manchester Hufham and Lessie Sanders Hufham. His wife, Patricia Croom Hufham preceded him in death in 1992.

      Mr. Hufham was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II on an ammunitions ship stationed in the Philippines, and was an Honorary Admiral of the USS North Carolina in Wilmington.

      He was the first elected mayor of Boiling Spring Lakes and founder of First Baptist Church of Boiling Spring Lakes. He was most recently a member and past deacon of Riegelwood Baptist Church. Early on, Mr. Hufham was a timber dealer and later founded Boiling Spring Lakes Construction Company.

      He was a world traveler accompanied many times with his friend, Dr.Tan. Some of his favorite destinations included Acapulco, Mexico, Africa, the Philippines, Europe, and Asia. He was known to have "swam in the seven oceans." Mr. Hufham is remembered by his family as a good and loving husband and father.

      Mr. Hufham is survived by a very special friend, Louise Mills; two daughters, Frances Willetts and husband Gene of Wilmington, and Sharon Rose of Wilmington; a son, James W. Hufham, Jr. and wife Kathy of Bolton; grandchildren, Patricia (Jamie) Griffith and husband Craig, Fred Rose and wife Caroline, Sarah Squires and husband Jackie, David Hufham and wife Danielle, and Joey Hufham; great-grandchildren, David Griffith, Dean Griffith, James Rose, Fred Rose, Jr., Abigail Squires, Marcie Squires, Anna Hufham, and Ashlyn Hufham; brother, Billy Hufham and wife Doris of Delco; sister, Wanda Edwards and husband Durwood of Wilmington; sister-in-law, Marie Hufham of Wilmington; and many extended family members and friends. A brother, Floyd Hufham (husband of Marie) preceded him in death.

      The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at Riegelwood Baptist Church, 103 Hwy. 87, Riegelwood, NC, 28456, (phone 910-655-3347).

      A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Riegelwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Hester, the Rev. Calvin Malpass, and Chaplain Walter Dinkins officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery adjacent to the church.

      Serving as pallbearers will be Jackie Squires, Fred Rose, David Hufham, David Griffith, Dean Griffith, and Joey Hufham.
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    Person ID I6774  Hougham
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 

    Father Hufham, William Manchester
              b. 1 Oct 1891, Bolton Nc Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Oct 1974  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F2639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Croom, Patricia May
              b. 28 Mar 1924
              d. 22 Jun 1992, Wilmington,New Hanover,North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
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    Family ID F2638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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