In memory of
William Louis Stines
William Louis Stines Wilmington - William L. Stines, 86, of Wilmington, NC, went home to be with the Lord, March 11, 2017. William was born July 23, 1930 in the Walnut Community of Madison County to his late parents, Berry and Lina Stines. He served in the US Air Force and retired from the National Weather Service in 1984. After retirement, he volunteered with the National Park Service, Port Authority Service and the Baptist Men's Ministry where he helped coordinate mission trips to Beckley, West Virginia to build churches and collect and distribute food and clothing to poverty stricken areas. He was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Honeycutt Stines, of the home; two daughters, Wynelle Kovach (Dennis) of Wilmington, NC and Terena Burke (Tracy) of Valley, AL; four grandchildren, Justin Fulton-Kovach (Maggie) of Brooklyn, NY, Jessica Kovach of Carrboro, NC, Abby Luke (Matthew) of Wilmington, NC, and Stephen Burke (Crystal) of Valley, AL; two great granddaughters, Hallie Nicole Luke of Wilmington, NC and Emma Neva Burke of Valley, AL; brother, Edwin Stines (Connie) of Madison, NC and numerous nieces and nephews. William was very devoted to his church, his family and serving the Lord. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Station Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10 - 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Madison Funeral Services. www.MadisonFH.com
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