Howard Southerland Boney, Jr.

April 14, 2011 

Mr. Howard Southerland Boney, Jr. died at his home on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. He was 63. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 15, 2011, at St. James United Methodist Church in Tarboro, NC, lead by the Rev. Jim Wilson and Caswell Shaw. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro, NC on Thursday evening, April 14, 2011 form 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Mr. Boney was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Vivian Boney.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Jane Boney Stagg and her husband, Ken, nephews, Kenny Stagg and wife Heather, Bill Stagg and fiancée Michelle Hall.

Mr. Boney was born in Tarboro, NC on April 19, 1947 and graduated from Tarboro High School. He received his undergraduate and law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in Law School, he served at Attorney General for the University of North Carolina Law School. He practiced law as member of the Fountain, Goodwyn & Boney Law Firm in Tarboro. He became an assistant District Attorney in 1978 and later appointed by Governor Jim Hunt to serve as District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District. He served with distinction in that position for twenty-eight years before his retirement in 2009. Mr. Boney is an active member of St. James United Methodist Church. He will be long remembered for his compassion, generosity, loyalty, and love of people. He was missed as District Attorney and will be missed in life.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 211 E. St. James Street, Tarboro, NC 27886.

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