Mrs. Sarah ‘Dollie’ Whitford Bunting, age 86 died peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, March 20, 2011. Mrs. Bunting was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scotland Neck. She was married to Leonard Bunting in 1974. She worked alongside her husband for many years as they owned and operated several businesses in Scotland Neck. Mrs. Bunting was very dedicated to her family and was also very devoted to the town of Scotland Neck; working with various civic organizations throughout the years.
Preceding her in death are her mother and father, Ella Hoell Whitford and John Whitford and her son Allen Ray Morris and two brothers; Pete and John Whitford.
Survivors include her husband Leonard J. Bunting of the home, one stepdaughter, Kathy Leggett and her husband Art of Washington, North Carolina, one brother, Billy Whitford and his wife Martha of Vanceboro, North Carolina, one daughter-in-law, Jenny Morris of Fremont, North Carolina, widow of the late Allen Ray Morris. Also surviving are four grandchildren; Sarah Beth Warren and her husband Ronnie and Jeff Morris and his wife Sarah, Joel Leggett and his wife Penny and Katherine Davis and her husband Dixon; six great grandchildren; Blythe and Braxton Morris, Seth and Savannah Leggett, Lilly Ann and Elanor Davis.
We were sadden to hear of the passing of Dollie. Our sympathy and [prayers go out to the family. Dollie was a pillar and lovely person of the community.
Mrs. Bunting will be greatly missed. She was such a sweet person and wonderful to children at Halloween and other times. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna, Bobby, Timmy and Chris Bell
Dollie was a wonderful person you will ever meet she will be miss very much
On behalf of the family of Minor Wiggins.I would like to express our deepest sympathy,we have shared some great times with “Ms Dollie”. She will surely be missed. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Dollie was a very good friend to me. She was very involved with community events. She will be missed by the community and all of her friends. May she rest in peace. Donna May
Leonard and family,
My condolences are extended to you in the passing of your beloved wife and family member. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dollie certainly left her mark on Scotland Neck with all the good work she did and her devotion to the town. I always enjoyed the times I would write something for the local newspaper for a project Dollie was involved in for the town. She was a very special person.eo
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers in the loss of your dear sweet loved one. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around each of you in the days ahead.
Mahlon & Donna Hux
MRS. BUNTING YOU WILL GREATLY BE MISSED YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATEST WOMEN THAT I HAVE EVER KNOWN,YOU MADE EVERONE OF US SO HAPPY,OUR LIVES WILL NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU IN THEM,I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ALL OF THE MEMORIES I HAVE WITH YOU AND MR.B EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL,I WILL DEEPLY MISS YOU,I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE BUT IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME HERE WITHOUT YOU,I LOVE YOU ALWAYS APRIL!
Will miss my “backdoor” neighbor. No one could have had a better neighbor and friend. Always willing to go beyond the call of duty to help others. May you rest in peace.