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 13, 2022
    Reverend Eric and Cherita Williams Puryear says:
    Our sincere condolences and prayers are extended to Mrs Delphia and her family during this difficult season. We know there are so many fond memories to cherish of your husband and wonderful times you shared together. May God's richest blessings be with you this hour. Blessings and love

  • August 13, 2022
    Rhonda Varnam says:
    Mr Avon was like a member of the family. He will truly be missed. He was a mighty man of valour. We love you all and are praying

  • August 09, 2022
    James Rowell says:
    To the George Family, I am so sorry for your loss.I worked with Avon as a young driver with Kenan Transport fresh out of the Military in 1979. As a senior driver Avon was always a joy to be around . Always remember Our Loss Is Heaven’s again.

  • August 07, 2022
    Kymberly Sue Wilson says:
    Praying for all!

  • August 07, 2022
    Susan Lanier says:
    Sending our love and prayers. Dean and Susan Lanier