North Carolina Deceased Tournament Players from 70's - To Date

Last Name First Name

City Address

Allen   W. E. "Ed" age 89  d: 2005 Durham, later Ahoskie, NC
Alexander   M. (Played in 1948 NC State Tournament) Charlotte, NC
Amos HW "Howard" age 96 b: 12/20/1908  d: 1/17/2005  (retired Painting Contractor) Greensboro, NC
Anderson George C.  age: 50 b:1879  d:7/23/1929  (Former NC State & Southern States Champion) Salisbury, NC 
Anderson H. S. "Harry" b: 3/18/00 d: 9/5/90 (Played 1st organized & sanctioned NC Ty in 1918 at age18) Winston-Salem, NC
Andrews Donald G. age 70 b: 8/4/1940  d: 12/20/2010 (barber) Raleigh, NC
Armstrong Robert A. "Bob"   age 88  b: 1916  d: 11/20/2004  (retired Fireman and Fire Chief) Milledgeville, GA later Mount Airy, NC  
Auman  Morris E.   age 78  b: 1/171940  d: 1/14/2019 (he needed 3 days to 79) Sophia, NC
Askew   D. L. Colerain, NC
Atkins James "Jimmy" Robert  Age: 58 b: 1/29/54  d: 8/13/12  (worked for NC DOT, Guilford Co) Julian, NC
Badgett G. E.  Gilbert   Broadway, NC
Balderson Lester Allen "Les" age 79 b: 5/9/1926 d: 7/28/2005 (Merchant Marine, Sea Captain) Richmond, VA  
Baldree Hubert Ottis “H.O.” Baldree Age: 98, b: 9/5/1916 d: 2/14/2015 (Well Driller) Farmville, NC
Bailey Ronald "Ron" age: 64     b: 10/20/1946 d: 12/01/2010 Graham, NC
Bare Ned d:1983 operated his barbershop across State Theater in Burlington  (always a game there) Burlington, NC
Barton Clarence "Waldo"  b: 5/29/1916 d: 2/17/2011  Age: 94 years and 8˝ months Greensboro, NC
Bean  George High Point, NC
Bennett Harry W. d:1980 (Insurance Executive, who held regular checker sessions at him home)   Winston-Salem, NC
Bennett C. C. (daughter sold his library in 1988)   Wilmington, NC
Braxton Robert G. "Rob"  age: 82    b: 6/20/1937  d: 6/04/1998   Siler City, NC
Brooks Ray  d:1988   (Pharmacist) Sanford, NC
Brookbank "Professor" Harvey d:1984   (retired Teacher & Chatham Co High School Principal) Chatham Co. NC
Brown Phil B. age 80 b: 1/25/1909 d: 8/10/1989 Gastonia, later Elizabeth City, NC 
Burnett William "Bill" Leslie. age 88 b: 1/9/1929 d: 7/5/2017 Greensboro,NC 
Church Lonnie Fred   age: 82    b: 7/16/1924  d: 4/22/2007   (retired from AT&T) Winston-Salem, later Clemmons, NC
Church Marshall  d: 1984 Winston-Salem, NC
Clayton Wallace B.  age:72 b: 10/3/1938  d: 10/22/2010  (played at Durham Checker Club) Durham, NC
Cobb Ivey Z. "Bud"  age:76   b:10/31/1932   d: 12/17/2008 Farmville, NC
Cole Glenn L.  age: 83 b: 2/17/1923  d: 1/3/2006  Won the 1957 NC Championship High Point, NC
Cox George D. age: 85, born: 3/30/1932 died: 2/27/2018 Ruffin,NC
Cox Lonnie F.  age: 82, born: 4/13/1912 died: 6/30/1993 director of D4 in Statesville Ramada Inn Mooresville, NC
Creasman Cecil F.  age: 82    b: 2/12/1912   d: 9/13/2001 Asheville, NC
Creech Roger  age: 84  b: 6/29/1930   d: 8/28/2014 Ayden, NC
Creech Rudolph  age: 80    b: 9/8/1925   d: 1/5/2006 Goldsboro, NC
Crump Robert   Maxton, NC
Crutchfield Jesse  d:1963   (Owner of Crutchfield's General Store - best checkers in Chatham Co.) Siler City, NC
Dial Larry   Hampstead, NC
Davis Joe   (Owner Davis' country store in Cliffside - best checkers in Rutherford+Cleveland Co.) Cliffside, NC
Davis Ted  d:1988 Greensboro, NC
Deal Cecil M.    age: 79, born: 7/30/1921 died: 11/05/2000   Hickory, NC
Dew W. E. "Pete"   d: 2000  Sanford, NC
Dingler Paul Lee      age 60  b: 6/26/1945   d: 11/29/2005 (owner of Stop-N-Save Mooresville) Mooresville, NC
Duncan Billy   NC
Dunn Richard L. "Ricky"  age: 63  b: 10/31/1945  d: 8/28/2009 Greensboro, NC
East Quinton T. age: 90  b: 5/17/1917  d:1/24/2008 Oak Ridge, TN
Efird Curtis L. d:1961  (Top player in NC and owner of Efird's Cafe where players gathered nightly) Albemarle, NC
Elliott Raymond V. d: 12/29/2007  (player in Len Stokes' Boone Checker Tys) West Jefferson, NC
Ellis Henry  d:1980 Sanford, NC
Eubank W. M. "Bill"  (NC co-champion with R.W. Garris in 1947)  Played 1948 NC State Tournament Wilmington, NC
Faulk Homer  Sanford, NC  
Ferrell Wade T.  d: 7/12/2009 age: 90  (played at Durham Checker Club)  Durham, NC  
Freshwater A. T. "Arthur" Mebane, NC
Fogleman J. T. Snow Camp, NC  
Foust A. T. "Albert"  Spring Lake, NC  
Garris Tank    d: 1999   Seven Springs, NC  
Garris R.W.  (won three NC State Championships & Southern States Champion)   
Gardner J. B. "Jesse"    d: 1993   Jamestown, NC later Greensboro, NC 
Gardner Walter E. age: 90   d: 8/10/2010   Greensboro, NC 
Garvey Michael J. "Mike" Sr. age 70 b: 9/25/1938   d: 6/21/2009   (retired NYC Banker) West End, NC  
Glass William G. "WG"    age 73  d: 4/2006 Siler City, NC  
Goodwin Frank   (play checkers at his welding shop across Sprinkles Gas, E Market Street, brother Bill) Greensboro, NC  
Grandjean William "Burke or WB"  age: 81   b:12/03/1917 d: 8/12/1999 Baton Rouge, LA later Raleigh, NC  
Grant H. B. "Hoover"   Forest City, NC
Grant J.D.    Kannapolis, NC 
Grant W. H. "Harold"    Kannapolis, NC 
Griffin William Harvey age: 82 b: 7/22/1927  d: 3/29/2010   Nashville, NC
Hinson Ira Lee  d: 1997  (Route Salesman & Lancaster Ty Director) Lancaster, SC  
Headinger Henry Adam age 81 b: 5/21/1923 d: 1/16/2005 Greensboro, NC later Salisbury, NC  
Holder Wade Hampton   age 83  b: 12/12/1927 d: 3/22/2011 Fayetteville, NC  
Holderby Ross (Played in 1948 NC State Tournament) Reidsville, NC
Horton M.L. (Played in 1948 NC State Tournament) Asheville, NC
Hutto Duane   d: 2003 Robbinsville, NC
Ipock O.L. (Played in 1948 NC State Tournament) Goldsboro, NC  
Jackson H. M. b:1890 d:1988 age: 98 (Attorney & Businessman, supported tourney checkers) 92in1982 Sanford, NC  
Johnson J.E.  (Played in 1948 NC State Tournament) Henderson, NC
Johnson Raleigh Eldridge age 90, b: July 12, 1924  d: August 19, 2014  Murfreesboro, NC
Jones B. W. "Belton"  age 93  d: 2002 (retired fireman)  Gastonia, NC
Jones B. P. Benjamin Perry age 92 1/10/1921 - 7/3/2013 (controller for Gerber Foods)  Flat Rock later Hubert, NC
Jones B. T.  (Attorney) prior President of NCCA  83 in1982   Died 1994 Forest City, NC  
Jones Luther   (retired barber, farmer, checker player)  age 78  b: 3/1/1898 - d: 9/13/1976 Burlington, NC
Kelly B. E.  "Bernice"  (Third Ward Alderman of Sanford) Sanford, NC
Kelly Dee   d:2001  (former Johnston Co. Champion) Smithfield, NC
Kelly Sion H. (Lee Co. Clerk of Court) Broadway, NC
Kurfees John Winston-Salem, NC
Lanier J. R. "Jim"  was a building contractor   (1953 & 62 NC State Champion) Gastonia, NC
Lawrence Robert "Bob" High Point, NC
Lewis James Paul  (1950 NC State Champion) Lumberton, NC
Lindsay Steven Eugene "Gene" age 52   b: 5/14/55 - d: 9/6/2007 Morristown, TN
Lovett Larry C.  age 70  b: 11/8/1941 - d: 9/4/2012 (owned two Lovett's Mobil Marts) Jamestown, NC   
Lowe Cecil C.  age 92  b: 8/30/18 - d:11/8/2010  (NCCA President 1987-2010) Colerain, NC   
Lowrance Robert Charles "Charlie" age 93 b: 5/8/1903 d: 5/31/1996 (own barbershop on 7th Avenue) Hendersonville, NC   
Lowder Elbert L. age 74 b:3/3/32 - d:12/14/2006 (Owner/Partner "The Piano House") (43 State Titles) Sanford, NC   
Little J.C.   age: 80  d: 1997 Hudson, NC later (Oakboro) Albemarle, NC  
Luffman R. E. "Earl"  (killed in a 1995 auto accident) Ringgold, VA   
Mason Ben (Barber in Sanford) Sanford, NC
McAllister Max  "Dobber" painter who move here from SC     Greensboro, NC
McCann Warren W.   Raleigh, NC
McClintock Billy R. age 79 b:11/18/1932 - d:10/6/2012 )  (NCCA Treasurer) and (NC State Majors Champ) Greensboro, NC
McDowell Clifton "Cliff"  (sponsored tournaments in Sylvia - 70-80's) Sylvia, NC
McIver Joe  Broadway, NC, Lee Co.
McPherson George   NC
McQueen E.G. "Everett" (SC State 15 yrs straight & VA Champ) Pacolet, SC later High Point, NC
Meacham Warren C. age: 89 d: 3/3/ 2011  (grew up in Rockingham, NC)  Rockingham, NC later Santa Monica, CA
Memory Jasper   (retired Professor from Wake Forest)  Winston-Salem, NC
Miller Charles "Charlie"  (carpenter and bathroom tile layer) Greensboro, NC
Moon Junior   NC
Moser D. H. "Darrel" Homer Moser  (supporter/director of Graham & Burlington Tys in 50-60's)  Graham, NC
Muncus Tony Winston-Salem, NC
Murphy George Wilson  age: 99 b: 6/28/1915 d: 6/209/2015 Youngsville, NC
Murray Bill Ronald  age 74   b:10/22/1934  d: 10/20/2009 Altamahaw, NC
Newbern Lloyd   (run a country store where once known for best checkers in Bertie Co.) Colerain, NC
Newsom Lawrence Walter age: 93 b: b: 9/6/1921  d: 4/1/ 2015 Winston-Salem, NC
Nuckles Jim Colfax, NC
Odom Herman "Buzzy"   Aulander, NC
Paschal Randy   Sanford, NC
Pearson Doyle N. d: 1988  Morganton, NC later Lenoir, NC
Perkins Harold L.   Sanford, NC
Pickard Clinton C. age: 91 b: 11/30/1924  d: 6/22/2016 Sanford, NC
Pickard Worth F. age: 87 b: 2/13/1929  d: 11/17/2015 Sanford, NC
Pierce Leslie Wayne age: 67 b: 6/22/1951  d: 11/27/2018 Hayesville, NC
Poore Elmer F.   Ridgecrest, NC
Powell Robert S. Kannapolis, NC
Rayle Gene  Sandy Ridge, NC (Greensboro)
Quidley Bill  age: 81  d: 5/5/2007  Jacksonville, NC
Robinson Granville C.  b: 1/22/1934  d: 12/13/2011  age: 78 Greensboro, NC
Rollins G. G. Raleigh, NC
Ross Bernard  Lesley "Bernie"    d: Oct 30, 1988 Lexington, NC
Ruff James  Kannapolis, NC
Ruff George     (said that George was a little better than brother James) Hickory, NC
Saul, Jr. A. Y.  Age 68  b: 1/11/38  d: 12/8/2006 Elon, NC
Scheidt Ed  Age 90 b: 1903 d: 12/9/1992  (Played 1st organized & sanctioned NC Ty in 1918 at age15) NYC, Chapel Hill, NC ' 50's later Reston, VA ' 77 then Arlington, VA
Self Gene   (worked for W-S Journal, officer in YMCA WS chess&checker club)  Winston-Salem, NC
Shoaf Ira G.   Winston Salem, NC
Shook Clifford   (died on the phone) Taylorsville, NC
Simpson Angus M.  age 87  b: 8/25/1917  d: 1/20/2005 Danville, VA, Charlotte, NC in ' 77 & last 28 yrs Greensboro
Simpson Boyd Allen "Cowboy" age 74 b:1930  d: 6/12/2004 Burlington, NC
Simpson Floyd W.   age 74  b: 7/2/1928   d:5/27/2002 Sanford, NC
Sipe James H.  "Sawmill"  He & Ira Shoaf were Ty travel buddies Taylorsville, NC
Sloan Max d:1957 (worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, officer in WS chess & checker club)  S. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC
Smith Bryan A.  Fleetwood, NC
Smith C. Glenn   Reidsville, NC
Smith Herschel b:12/21/1919 Durham, NC later Petal, MS, then Ames, IA
Sparrow L. W.  Chapel Hill, NC
Stanfield Harry & (Father) Buck (checkers Sun. afternoon at Stanfield's store, US 70 & Buffalo Creek) Forks of Burlington Rd/US 70 & Buffalo Creek
Stanley Tilton “Bill” William age: 93 b: 7/22/1921 d: 6/29/2015 Greensboro, NC
Stansel Charles B. age: 92 b: 10/20/1919 d: 8/05/2009 Lumberton, NC
Steele J. D.  Hiddenites, NC
Stokes Hansel  age: 88  b: 3/15/1916  d: 4/10/2004 Chilhowie, VA
Stokes Landon   b: 8/5/1931  d: 11/11/2011  age: 81 Lexington, NC
Stokes Ralph  age: 88  b: 1923  d: 2/28/2011.  Chilhowie, VA
Swinney Grover C. "GC"  Age: 87   b: 6/17/1893  d: 4/16/1980 Draper, NC
Talbert W. A.  (The Talbert brothers held local tournaments & regular practice sessions) Troutman, NC
Tanner O. J.   Flat Rock, NC
Terry Harold   NC
Thigpen Orzo S.   d: June 1998 Beulaville, NC
Thomas Eddie F. d: October 9, 1985 Rocky Mount, NC
Tice Charles Lee  Age: 79  b: 8/12/28  d: 12/20/2007 Wadesboro, last 50 years St. Augustine, FL
Trivette Donald Gray "Don"  age 51  b: 8/8/50  d: 12/6/2001 Union Grove, NC
Vaughan Merle C. age 75 d: 7/27/01  (Magistrate of Hertford County) Ahoskie, NC
Walls Frank   Broadway, NC
Ward R.B.  (Pres. of NCCA in 1952)   Goldsboro, NC
Westmoreland Eugene R. age 73 b: 8/6/27 d: 4/22/2001 (held the Mooresville practice sessions) Mooresville, NC
White   Joseph R. Colerain, NC
White   McCoy Colerain, NC
Whitley R. G. "Robert"  (Robert , Cecil Lowe, and Raleigh Johnson traveled tourney together) Woodland, NC (Colerain)
Williams K.D. "King" (one arm man) Charlotte, NC
Wilson  Alton G. Colerain, NC
Winborne   Stanley Colerain, NC
Worrell Carl     age 94  b: 1/12/1912   d: 11/3/2006 Rocky Mount, NC last years Greensboro, NC

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