Avon Elliott George

February 22, 1936 - August 1, 2022
Avon Elliott George

Avon Elliott George, 86, passed away August 1, 2022, at his home. He was born to Bradley and Annie Mac (Farrow) George on February 22, 1936, of Masonboro Sound. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 1 sister and his loving German Shepard “Christmas.”

He is survived by his beloved wife Delphia, two sons Ronnie Sr.(Joanne), Brad (Audrea) and two daughters Denise Page (Mike) and Missy Allen (Troy). Grandchildren: Joan Marie Aguirre (Rogelio), Christy Cain, Ronnie George Jr. (Holly), Jonathan (Bianca), Josh Page, Tyler (Chloe), Mason, Mallory George, Sydney and Kassidy Allen, great-grandchildren: Madelyn, Gabriel, Garrett George, Roland, Javi Aguirre, Kendall Jokhan, Karlea, Landon, Lawson Cain, Maverick George, Ruthie Lou George and several nieces and nephews.

Avon was a hard-working truck driver for 50 years and was known by his CB handle “Catfish.” He loved being on the water, fishing, clamming, and oystering when he was
able as well as sitting and talking with his buddies at Hardee’s in Hampstead. He was the best husband, daddy, pop, grand-daddy, pawpaw, father-in-law, uncle, and friend a
family could have ever been blessed to have. He loved his family, gave the best hugs, had the biggest grin, enjoyed telling jokes and sharing stories of the experiences he
had driving his tanker. He genuinely loved everyone and never met a stranger. He will be dearly missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.

The family would like to also acknowledge special people who touched Avon’s life, his“dear neighbor” and “adopted son” Johnny King, “special friends” Sheila Lea, Nadine
Millis and “adopted daughter” Stephanie Lea Randall.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Pender EMS and Fire Department as well as Pender County Sheriff’s Department for their quick response
and care shown to us during this difficult time. Also, his Cardiologist who cared for him and became part of our family over these last 20 years, Dr. William Buchanan and Dr. James Forrester Jr., they are truly angels on Earth.

A memorial and celebration of life will be held August 20, 2022, 3:00 p.m. at Hampstead Baptist Church. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Hampstead Baptist Church or Pender EMS and Fire Department.

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  • August 06, 2022
    Brian Keith millis says:
    I've known him all my life. God has gotten another great angel but don't have to tell him that . I remember him driver his tanker he loved to do and remember he loved all his family. He loved oysters and loved life to the fullest. You will be missed but not forgotten

  • August 05, 2022
    Cynthia Sipple says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Just know that he is now fishing those heavenly waters with all the fishing friends that went before him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincere condolences, The Jimmy Cain "Flatfish" Family ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • August 05, 2022
    Karen Lea says:
    He was a sweet sweet man! He always had a smile and kind word for me.

  • August 05, 2022
    Betty Cole says:
    My condolences for the family. I'm sure you will truly miss him. I will be praying for all the family. Betty Cole

  • August 05, 2022
    Dawn R Buchanan says:
    It was a pleasure to meet Mr. George and his wife. They were so kind to me every time I came to help take care of him. I hope his family can find peace at this sad time.