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09/11/1953 ~ 01/09/2019
Services will be held: 01/13/2019
04/10/1968 ~ 01/05/2019
Services will be held: 01/12/2019
10/16/1961 ~ 12/13/2018
Services will be held: 01/10/2019
Raleigh – A. L. (AL) Honeycutt, Jr. was born in Spring Hope, Nash County, NC, the only child of Ava Linwood and Bettie Valentine Honeycutt. He received an AB degree in history from Duke University in 1955. He continued graduate work in the field of history at Duke University and received an MA degree. In 1958, he joined the staff of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History and was responsible for the development of the Alamance Battleground and Fort Fisher State Historic Sites.
From 1963 to 2002, Mr. Honeycutt served as restoration supervisor with the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. He worked with restoration projects throughout the state including the State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and a number of important house museums. He and his staff of restoration specialists, and a consulting architect advised on thousands of projects statewide under the state and federal grants-in-aid programs, the federal rehabilitation tax credit program, and the environmental review program, as well as reviewing plans for state-owned buildings and providing local consultation services for buildings owned by state and local governments and private individuals.
In 1973, he received the Ruth Coltrane Cannon Cup presented by Preservation/North Carolina; on April 12, 1994 he received the Historic Halifax Preservation Award; in September, 1994 he received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in State Government; in June, 1999 he received the Anthemion Award from Capital Area Preservation for preservation leadership; and upon his retirement, Governor Mike Easley conferred him with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine on June 28, 2002.
After his retirement from state government, he engaged full time in his avocation of antiques, exhibiting at antique shows and malls in the Carolina’s and Virginia. He was a member of the Order of the First Families of North Carolina, Edenton Historical Commission, Stein Collectors International, Carolina Steiners and Sertoma Club of Raleigh.
He is survived by several cousins, including two special cousins Bill Taylor and Anne Crawford of Raleigh, and a special friend, John Lacy Kelly of Lillington.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 15, at 3 pm at Spring Hope Baptist Church in Spring Hope, NC. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Spring Hope. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 14, from 6 until 8 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.
Memorial contributions may be made to a historic preservation charity of one’s choice.
Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
Spring Hope Baptist Church
111 North Walnut Street, Spring Hope, NC 27882