09/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Billy Carwile

Billy P. Carwile
(d. 18 Sept 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   As difficult as it seems to believe, we have still more sad news. Billy Carwile, husband of Bonnie Oldfield Carwile, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Fayetteville, NC on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at around 12:30 PM.   Bonnie is the younger sister of Johnny Oldfield of VA, and of Nancy Oldfield Joiner ('59) of GA..

From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 09/19/07 - "Info from Johnny Oldfield":

Just got this tragic news from Alice, Johnny's wife. Please pass on to all you know who knew Johnny.  Know Nancy Oldfield Joiner ('59) lives down in GA.  When I get more info, will pass on.  Bonnie was Johnny's younger sister.

Karrin Williams Frankie

   Thank you for letting us know this, Karrin.

From Alice Oldfield of VA to Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 09/19/07 - "Tuesday":

Good morning Karrin,

Just a note to let you know that John's sister Bonnie's husband was killed on his Harley yesterday afternoon.  An eighteen year old girl ran a red light, hit him, and threw him over her car in the air. His neck evidently snapped then and killed him instantly.  This happened in Fayetteville, NC where they live.  

We are preparing to go tomorrow morning. I wanted to let you know this. You probably remember Bonnie; she was the baby, ten years younger than John.  We are so saddened by this news.  We had spent the Labor Day weekend there with them and had a wonderful time.  


   We are so very sorry to learn of this tragic news, Alice.  Our deepest condolences are extended to you and Johnny and the entire family.

From the Fayetteville Observer - 09/19/07:

  Published on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Motorcyclist killed in midday collision

A staff report

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a car on Santa Fe Drive, police said.

The wreck occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection with Glenrock Drive, between Yadkin Road and the All American Freeway. Police said a Chevrolet Cavalier drove into the path of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, Billy P. Carwile, 59, of the 800 block of Myra Road, Raeford, was pronounced dead at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

A police officer examines the motorcycle Billy P. Carwile
was riding when he was struck by a Chevrolet Cavalier
at Santa Fe Drive near Glenrock Drive on Tuesday.

Staff photo by Stephanie Bruce 

The driver of the Cavalier, Leslie R. Neasbitt, 18, of the 5800 block of Chason Ridge Drive, did not have injuries requiring treatment.

No charges had been filed late Tuesday.

The wreck caused extensive slowdowns on Santa Fe Drive, with traffic reduced to one lane in both directions.

From Nancy Oldfield Joiner ('59) of GA to Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 09/19/07 - "More info":

Thank you, Frankie,

My sister just called me from the funeral home.  They are planning a 1:00 funeral on Friday at the JFK Chapel on Fort Bragg.  No visitation or viewing as Billy's mom and sisters wanted to remember him as he was.  Bonnie and Tami didn't particularly want to do that either.....  She said the military stepped in and told her everything she needed to do and Billy's boss was at the funeral home with her and was helping her handle all the details.  We would not have known what to do in this situation.

At any rate, now I will have to try and work things out here about getting there in time..... We or I would have to leave tomorrow afternoon or evening and spend the night on the road in order to get by Bonnie's house early enough to follow them on base to the funeral.....

Oh well, it will work out.

Thanks so much for your prayers and yes - please tell your friends to be very careful on their bikes and to look out for other drivers who sometimes do crazy things.


   Thank you, Nancy.

From the Fayetteville Observer - 09/20/07:

          Billy P. Carwile

RAEFORD Retired Master Sgt. Billy Price Carwile, 59, of 800 Myra Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.

Mr. Carwile was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War with more than 20 years of service, including 15 years with the 7th Special Forces Airborne Group. He was the recipient of many medals and commendations.

Services: Funeral with full military honors, 1 p.m. Friday in JFK Chapel on Fort Bragg.

Survived by: Wife, Bonnie; daughter, Tamilyn Thirkill; son, Christopher; mother, Elva; sisters, Star Algermissen and Sandra; and a grandson.

Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

Published in the Fayetteville Observer on 9/20/2007.



My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Billy was a great guy and an honor to work with. Rest in Peace, Billy.
Christie - Friday, September 21, 2007
Tami is a co-worker of mine here in Lexington, SC. I would like to give my condolences to the entire Carwile family. I was so sad to hear about Tamilyn's dad this week. I pray for her and her family at this that they would know the Lord's peace.
Ron Suber (Lexington, SC) - Friday, September 21, 2007

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Carwile and Oldfield families at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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