William Arlee Todd, 83, Army veteran and tug boat captain

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William Arlee Todd, 83, of Shallotte, died Saturday, July 9, 2016, at his home.

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                         William Arlee Todd

He was born May 3, 1933, in Brunswick County, a son of the late Samuel and Gertrude Stanley Todd.

Mr. Todd was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard. He retired from Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal as an assistant Army tug engineer. He also was a Mason, a Shriner and a licensed tug boat captain.

Surviving are his wife, of 60 years, Loretta Hewett Todd; son, Mitch Todd (Phyllis); daughter, Karen Stanley (Craig), all of Shallotte; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Micah, Savannah, Heather and Maryann; and five great-grandchildren, Kendall, Kara, Sydney, Taylor and Austin.

Funeral services led by the Rev. Jonathan Shelor and the Rev. Jason L. Benton will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016, in the Jennies Branch Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member and deacon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors and Masonic rites. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral services at the church. Casket-bearers will be Jimmy Stanley, Odell Benton, Homer Lyles, Miller Caison, Gene Sellers and Mack Long.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to Liberty Hospice, P.O. Box 200, Supply, NC 28462 or a charity of one’s choice.

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