Board of Trustees

2019 Board Members

BOARD CHAIR:
Benjamin N. Thompson
Attorney, Wyrick, Robbin, Yates & Ponton
Dunn, N.C.

BOARD VICE CHAIR:
Dr. Leah Devlin
NC State Health Director
Raleigh, N.C.

Terrence M. Bagley
Attorney/Partner, McGuire Woods
Midlothian, V.A.

Robert J. Barker, Sr.
Bob Barker Company
Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Guilford W. Bass (Lifetime Trustee)
President/Holden Beach Fishing Pier
Holden Beach, N.C.

Travis Burt
Transportation Impact, LLC
Emerald Isle, N.C.

Ed Byrd (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired Land Developer
Sanford, N.C.

Teddy James Byrd
Teddy J. Byrd Agency, Inc.
Coats, N.C.

Dr. R. Henry Capps, Jr.
Physician
Huntersville, N.C.

David K. Clark
President, Clark Brothers Inc.
Elizabethtown, N.C.

Allison C. Cobb
Pharmacist/Homemaker
Stanley, N.C.

David T. Courie, Sr.
Attorney
Fayetteville, N.C.

Helen Currin (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired farm owner/operator
Wilmington, N.C.

Annabelle L. Fetterman (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired Business Executive
Clinton, N.C.

Dexter E. Floyd
Piggly Wiggly Grocery Stores
Kinston, N.C.

Dr. Don Yates Gordon
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Hickory 
Hickory, N.C.

Joseph C. Hall, Jr.
Retired Businessman
Salisbury, N.C.

Oscar N. Harris
O. Harris Group, LLC, CPA
Dunn, N.C.

Dr. David J. Hailey
Pastor, Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Raleigh, N.C.

Molly Held
Businesswoman
Clinton, N.C.

Ester H. Howard (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired educator
Lillington, N.C.

Anna Drew Kirk
Homemaker
Wake Forest, N.C.

James Eugene (Gene) Lewis, III
SVP, First Citizens Bank, Trust & Fiduciary Ser.
Angier, N.C.

Elaine Marshall
North Carolina Secretary of State
Raleigh, N.C.

Mack McLamb, Jr.
President & CEO, Carlie C’s IGA
Dunn, N.C.

Bernard F. McLeod, Jr. (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired businessman
Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Jerry D. Milton
President, Southeastern Interiors
Lillington, N.C.

Sadie Neel (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired Educator
Goldsboro, N.C.

Jim Evan Perry
Retired Professional Baseball
New London, N.C.

William Pully
Senior Counsel for Nexsen/Pruet
Raleigh, N.C.

Robert Ransdell
Southern Seeds, Inc.
Angier, N.C.

Willard D. Small (Lifetime Trustee)
President, 3 Auto Dealerships
Fair Bluff, N.C.

Henry L. Smith
Owner & President, Carolina Medical
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Luther D. Starling, Jr.
Attorney, Daughtry Woodard Lawrence & Starling
Smithfield, N.C.

Frederick H. Taylor
Troy Lumber Company
Troy, N.C.

Barbara Walker
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Kure Beach, N.C.

Robert P. Wellons
Wellons Realty, Inc.
Dunn, N.C.

Harold B. Wells, Jr.
Real Estate Developer
Wilmington, N.C.

David Wharton
Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Advance, N.C.

Robert L. Whiteman, Jr.
Retired Businessman
Raleigh, N.C.

Mary W. Willis
President & CEO Fidelity Bank
Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Luby E. Wood
Businessman
Raleigh, N.C.