Cedric Errol Ottaway, 79, remembered as kind, gentle, attentive

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Cedric Errol Ottaway
Cedric Errol Ottaway

Cedric Errol Ottaway, of Bolivia, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at home. He was 79.

Cedric was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Onslow County, son of the late Theodore Ottaway and Lenola Midgett Ottaway. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Ottaway was a kind, gentle man and an attentive and loving husband, father, brother and friend. He helped everyone he knew and even those he just met.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Martha Ottaway; sons, Mike Ottaway (Marquita), of Wilson, Ricky Ottaway (Amy), of Oak Island and David Ottaway (Darlene), of Morrisville; grandchildren, Daniel Ottaway, Amanda Ottaway, Eric Ottaway (Kaitlyn), Lindsey Kretchman (Doug), Jeremy Ottaway and Nicole Ottaway; and Fessie, his cat.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Andrews Hampstead Chapel. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Ottaway Family Cemetery, Highway 17, Holly Ridge (next to Liberty Baptist Church).

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Cedric’s memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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