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March 3, 2013

DR. HOWARD S. HUSSEY, JR.

WILMINGTON — WILMINGTON — Dr. Howard S. Hussey, Jr.  95 died Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Davis Health Care Center in Wilmington.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tarboro with the Rev. Mark Diehl officiating.  

Dr. Hussey was born in Edgecombe County to the late Howard S. Hussey and Margaret Pennington Hussey and was reared by his stepmother, Susan Wooten Hussey. His first wife, Jean Miller Hussey and a brother, Charles E. Hussey, preceded him in death.

Howard was a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  He served as a doctor in the United States Army during World War II with his tour of duty being the European Theater. Dr. Hussey practiced medicine with the Tarboro Clinic for 35 years.  He moved to Wilmington after his retirement and was a member of St. Andrews’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church in Wilmington.

Dr. Hussey is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice Leigh Hargrove Hussey; a daughter, Jean Hussey Adams and husband Jim of Bonlee, N.C.; three sons:  Howard  S. Hussey, III and wife Peggy, of Greenville: James “Jim” Hussey and wife Gail, of Tarboro and William J. “Bill” Hussey and wife Trish, of  Durham; three stepsons”  Dr.  Clark  Hargrove of  Haverford, Pa., Alex Hargrove and wife Nora, of Wilmington and Brian Hargrove and partner, David Hyde Pierce, of  New York City; grandchildren: Mary-Margaret Hussey Finch, Ryan Hussey, Gwen Hussey, Jim Hussey, Cali Hussey, Ben Hussey, Megan Adams Trogdon, Ashley Adams Whitley, Jayme Adams, Jean Adams, Nelson Hargrove, Nicholas Hargrove, Saskia Hargrove, Alice Hargrove and Alex Hargrove; great-grandchildren: Ethan Finch, Reid Finch, Annastyn Trogdon, Emmalin Whitley and Parker Hussey.

Being an avid fisherman, He also leaves behind many good friends at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach.

We give special thanks to all at the Davis Health Care Center, who have become almost like family to us, and also to the staff at Cape Fear Hospital.

The family will receive friends Saturday at Carlisle Funeral Home and greeted friends in the Fellowship Hall at Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church following the service.

Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice or Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, Wilmington.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., Tarboro.

Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting  www.carlislefuneralhome.com

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