James Alvin Wilson
Published in The News & Observer on August 6, 2011
Wilson, 87, died August 4, 2011.
A grave side service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011
at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck.
Alvin was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He graduated from
Scotland Neck High School going on to North Carolina State where he graduated
in 1946. He played baseball at N.C. State and was known by his friends
as Jimmy Wilson and later played semi pro baseball with the Sanford Spinners.
After baseball he returned to Scotland Neck where he was known as Alvin
and worked the family farm with his father and his sons until his retirement.
He was the first president of Scotfield Country Club. He and his wife
Billie were very active in the church community having friends from the
beach to Lake Gaston.
Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Lewis Wilson and Birdie
Dickens Wilson; his wife, Billie Cherry Wilson; his brother, Odell Wilson;
and his sisters, Hilda Wilson Rogister, and Mae Wilson Hux.
Alvin is survived by a daughter, Ellen W. Panella of Apex; two sons, Jimmy
Wilson and his wife Joan, Bill Wilson and his wife Susan of Scotland Neck;
eight grandchildren, David Panella, Michael Panella, Lauren Panella, Tim
Wilson, Rod Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Katy Wilson Hunter, and Dan Wilson;
three great grandchildren, Mary Charlotte Wilson, Mary Blake Hunter, and
William Atworth Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8p.m. Saturday August 6, 2011
at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red
Cross 326 S. Franklin Street Rocky Mount, NC 27804.
Internet condolences may be made at www.letchworthfuneral home.com
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland