Mr. Ernest Ray Willoughby

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R.I.P. Papa! I love you & miss you more & more each day! your forever in my heart and with me everyday in everything I do! I'll always be your babygirl.


Posted by: Kayla Parker - Bladenboro, NC - Granddaughter   Dec 27, 2013

My heart, my hero, my rock, MY PAPA!! Everyday I miss u more and more. I know they say time heals but everyday gets harder, but I guess easier at the same time just knowing that everyday that passes I'm that much closer to u. U were and still are the biggest influence of my life. I hope to make u proud in everything I do. I remember being told that once I was born u laid down cigs and

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Posted by: Maranda Parker - Bladenboro , NC - 1st granddaughter    Sep 20, 2013

My dad is and will always be my hero. I think of you on a daily basis and as your birthday is only 2 days away I can't help but to think of you more than usual. I am the person I am today because if him. I hope to carry on your legacy of a big burly man with a soft heart. Love you dad now and forever. Your son Michael Ray Willoughby


Posted by: Michael willoughby - Whiteville, NC - Son   Jul 20, 2013

I miss you more every day. I just want to hear your laugh. See your smile. But, I know your in Heaven and I would not ask you to come here to this place.


Posted by: Angela WilloughbyAngela - Lumberton, NC - Dad   Mar 29, 2013

Linda so sorry to hear of Earnest passing, but I know he has took a trip we all have to take, I hope to see him again. I am working so hard to someday see my Lord and Savior. We will all be together one day in that family with your mother, my mother aunt Sally and Betty, I think about that and we are going to be whole again, we will sing with them and praise God all the

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Posted by: Betty Nardi - Bladenboro, NC - Married my cousin Linda   Feb 01, 2013

My Dad was the best Daddy! He loved working on cars, driving cars, and motor cycles. He had a 1500 motor cycle. I wanted to ride his bike. Keep in mind, I am in my 30's. He said if you can hold it up, then you can ride it. I held the bike up so he said I could ride it. He showed me how to shift the gears. He said go real slow. I gave the bike some gas

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Posted by: Angie Willoughby - Lumberton, NC - Daughter   Jan 26, 2013

My Dad was the best Daddy! He loved working on cars, driving cars, and motor cycles. He had a 1500 motor cycle. I wanted to ride his bike. Keep in mind, I am in my 30's. He said if you can hold it up, then you can ride it. I held the bike up so he said I could ride it. He showed me how to shift the gears. He said go real slow. I gave the bike some gas

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Posted by: Angie Willoughby - Lumberton, NC - Daughter   Jan 26, 2013

Uncle Ernest was, as Donna said, a big, brawley man!! His voice was just as big. His heart, even bigger. He was always there willing to help with anything that may go wrong with your car AND he always had the tools to get the job done. On several occassions, I was priviledged to have had a Coke and a smile with him and Aunt Linda at their kitchen table. Our love and prayers go out to each of you.
Amy, LiLeigh and Tyler


Posted by: Amy Smith Anderson - Bladenboro, NC - Niece-in-law   Jan 25, 2013

What I remember most about Uncle Ernest is the big brawly man who was gentle as a kitten. I loved that he took life with stride. I have so many memories of him. He has been in my life for as long as I can remember. Mama always tells the story of the night she delivered my sister Becky. Daddy was away. Mama was staying with Grandma and Grandpa. Mama went into labor and they called Uncle Ernest. Grandma and

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Posted by: Donna Blackmon Hardee - Lumberton, NC - Niece   Jan 25, 2013

So sorry about the passing of your husband, Linda - we are from the old day's and remember Earnest Ray well. May God hold and keep you in his love during this time and may your family grow closer from this time of sadness to hold each other up when needed. God IS our strength.


Posted by: all of the wright family, Manley, Bobby, Obie, Mary Pidgeon and - Bladenboro , NC - friend   Jan 25, 2013