James Hunter III & Tractor
James M. Hunter, III
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 4, 1934
  • Date of passing: Sep 18, 2017
Let the memory of James be with us forever

James M. Hunter, III, age 83, of 111 Ridge Road, Butner, NC, died September 18, 2017, following a short battle with cancer. He was the eldest son of the late James M. Hunter, Jr. and Louise Brooks Hunter.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy Hartis Hunter, and one brother, Douglas Hunter. He is survived by his four sisters, Lou Bouldin (Gene) of High Point, NC; Mary Owen (Jim) of Semora, NC; Margaret Malpass (Mitch) of Turkey, NC; and Susan Hunter of Greensboro; nine nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends in and around Butner and his hometown of Turkey, NC.

He was a graduate of High Point College (now High Point University) and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Jim was a career employee of the State of North Carolina, retiring with the Food Distribution Division of the Department of Agriculture.

In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, raising cattle, and keeping bees with his nephew.

His family is particularly grateful to his loyal friends, Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Joyner, who were especially caring during his final illness.

Family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor. Burial will be a private family service at South Granville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of one’s choice.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brenda Black on 22nd September 2017

"We were so saddened to hear this news.  We have many years of wonderful memories of Mr. Hunter and offer our condolences to all family and friends, he was a great man and friend and will be surely missed.  Buddy and Trudy Black, Oxford, NC"

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