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Carlie G. Carter

March 22, 1935 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Robert John Creed

October 12, 1929 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 29, 2019

Nina Marie Russo

March 15, 1944 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held:

Opal Cassidy Vick

April 24, 1925 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Steve Allen Wiggins

August 15, 1957 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Jerry Odwood Nance

July 20, 1942 ~ April 21, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Gina (Mary Virginia) Kirkland

July 4, 1954 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

William “Bill” Langley, Jr.

March 27, 1948 ~ April 18, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

A. L. (Al) Honeycutt, Jr.

09/08/1932 ~ 02/11/2018

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.



6 until 8 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604



3 pm

Spring Hope Baptist Church
111 North Walnut Street, Spring Hope, NC 27882


  1. Bj

    My sympathy to the family of your loss, Al.

  2. Ann Dumas

    John, So very sorry to hear of the loss of Al. He will certainly be missed by many people that met him throughout the years in various capacities. Ann

  3. Ravi and Pratibha Patel

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of Al. A fellow stein collector, Al was a gentle man who shared his knowledge. With deepest sympathy to his family and friends -Ravi and Pratibha

  4. Linda and Rufus Edmisten

    While we will miss AL, we have many happy memories of working with him on historic preservation efforts across the state, as well as seeking his opinions during our hunts for antiques. We feel very fortunate to have had him as a friend, and are glad that we see reminders of his good works and civic contributions across the state.

    Linda and Rufus

  5. Fred & Joann Ellis

    Our deepest and. AL will be missed. He was a great fella.

  6. Roy P Kellogg

    Always enjoyed interacting with Al at Stein Collectors functions. An interesting man! He will be missed!

  7. Walt Vogdes

    I’ve missed Al’s penetrating intellect and quiet demeanor in recent years, his deasth brings sorrow to all who knew him.

  8. Deloris s williams

    So sorry for your loss.The Bible says at 1Corinthians 15:26 and the last enemy,death is to be brought to nothing.Hope reading this scripture will bring you and your family some comfort.For Bible questions please visit http://www.jw.org

  9. Walter Swett

    Sorry for your loss. Al will be missed by all who knew him.

  10. Chris Fonvielle

    Al Honeycutt influenced my life more than he probably knew. In the early days of the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, he took me, then only a boy, under his wing, guiding me around the old fort on several occasions to teach me about its great history and the men of both the blue and the gray who served and fought there. Al was responsible in large part for my becoming an academic historian whose field of study and publications focus on the Civil War in southeastern North Carolina., especially Fort Fisher. I will remember him with much fondness and appreciation. You were the man, Al.

  11. Michelle

    To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your family member personally. However I do understand losing a loved one in death can be very hard. You may wonder why does this happen, and if there will be a time when death will cease to exist. I’d like to share with you a scripture I was comforted by when i experienced a death of a loved one. Revelation 21:4: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I hope you find comfort in this scripture like I did.

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