Andy Burgon “Buddy” Falls, III

September 3, 1946 - April 22, 2015
Andy Burgon “Buddy” Falls, III


Andy Burgon “Buddy” Falls, III age 68 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

He was born on September 3, 1946. Buddy was a graduate of Hobbton High School and Methodist University in Fayetteville. Buddy spent his career in the mortgage banking business working for several mortgage lending companies in the area. He enjoyed playing golf at many golf courses in our area and was certified with two hole in one occasions. Buddy was a member of BPO Elks Club #532 and a founding member of the Elks Club Round Table group. He was a passionate Duke University fan and a Jimmy Buffett music fan.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Sandy Falls; sisters, Kay Falls Burgess and husband, John Maclain Burgess of Raleigh, NC; and sister, Robin Falls Burnette and husband, R.G. Burnette, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; nephews, Scott Maclain Burgess and wife Melanie Crawley Burgess of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and, John Graham Burgess and wife, Diane Macneilage Burgess of Raleigh, NC; great nieces Elizabeth Kaye Burgess and Elaine Gray Burgess; and great nephews Dylan and Bransen Burgess. Sister-in-law Kristi McGee Frazier and her fiancé Patrick Duffy; nephew Stephen Frazier; and nieces, Michaela Frazier and Victoria Frazier.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 2 pm Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by Rev. Rob Strickland. The family will see friends an hour prior to the services.

To honor the memory of Buddy please consider a memorial donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • April 27, 2015
    Pat Wright Anderson says:
    To all the Falls and Burgess. Buddy was a part of my life for many years and I still thought fondly of him. Sandy, I'm so sorry for this sad time for you. I wish you love and support to sustain you though this most difficult time. Hold tight to the memories of your life with Buddy.

  • April 27, 2015
    Evelyn Wright Barnes says:
    I was so sorry to hear about Buddy's death. My sister Pat Wright Anderson told me just this morning. Buddy was my brother-in-law and High School Teacher when he was married to Pat. We all lived in Yanceyville at the time; so many years ago. I will always remember Buddy's fun loving personality, and his mischievous smile! My thoughts ad prayers are with the family. Evelyn Wright Barnes

  • April 23, 2015
    Mike Warren says:
    Buddy and I were childhood and high school friends and classmates. We attended Mount Olive Junior College together and played on the first ever Hobbton High School football team. He scored the first touchdown in school history in September of 1963. May he rest in peace!

  • April 23, 2015
    Hurley Tart says:
    Buddy and I were high school friends and played football together at Hobbton High School. I first met him when his Dad was appointed Pastor at Newton Grove United Methodist Church. We have remained friends since then. Buddy was a great friend and will be missed by all that knew him.

  • April 23, 2015
    Michaela Frazier says:
    My Uncle Buddy was my absolute world. He was the most caring man I knew. He was quick to joke and always knew how to make people laugh. You will forever and always be in my heart and will always be the best uncle I've ever had. During your time here thank you for making me feel loved your truly my role model. I'll love you forever and always. Rest in peace uncle but but..