Re: Captain Alvin J. Page (ILM)
Margie S Kye
Date: February 23, 2002 11:57PM
Obituary reads as follows:
"Alvin James Page of Wilmington, NC passed away Thursday, Feb 15, 2001, after a short illness.
He was born in Wilmington on Sept 11, 1925, the son of the late Eva Montrose Simms and Stephen Franklin Page, and was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, stephen Franklin Page, jr; Montrose Page; Walter Harris Page; Cooper Simms Page; and Annie Mae Page Alderman.
Mr. Page retired from Piedmont Airlines as Captain after 36 years of service. He was a Special Deputy with New Hanover County Sheriff's Dept for 27 years and was a founding member of the Sheriff's Rifle Team that developed into the Emergency Response Team. In the early 90's, his leadership in firearms training was so appreciated that the range was dedicated in his honor and named The Alvin J. Page Range. He unselfishly dedicated many hours of service to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Dept. Mr. Page was also instrumental in the establishment and training of the Sheriff's Boat Patrol and participated in numerous search and rescue missions. He was a volunteer with the Ogden Rescue Squad, and was a Scout Master of Winter Park Baptist Church Troop 205. Mr. Page was a veteran of the US Navy having served in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Bette Buck Page of the home; four children: Robin Page Rogers and husband Bill of Charleston, SC; Alvin James Page, jr and his wife Carol; Judy Page Morrow; and Randy Page and his wife Virginia, all of Wilmington. His grandchildren include Jessica and Melissa Rovnak, Martin and David Page, Audrey and Austin Morrow, and Lee and Caroline Page. Also survivng are his sister, Mary Francis Page Morphis and husband Rev Luther H. Morphis of Winston-Salem, NC; a brother, George Weldon Page and wife Janet of O'Fallon, IL, and his mother-in-law, Bertha Hale Buck.
Funeral services will be conducted at Winter Park Baptist Church at 2:00 pm, Saturday, 17 Feb 2001, by Rev Michael Tutterow and Rev Luther Morphis. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers and Honor Guard will be the Emergency Response Team.
Family will receive friends from 6:30 - 8:30 pm Friday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel."