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Donald F. “Ducky” Paris of Hampstead, NC passed away peacefully on May 30, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter after a brave battle with cancer and complications.

He was born on December 16, 1942 in Watertown, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald H. and Mary J. Mahon Paris; brothers, Robert T. and Gerald A. Paris and sisters, Beverly J. Monroe and Jeanette M. Feisthamel.

Donald attended Watertown public schools and was drafted into the US Army, and served as a sergeant in the 479th Engineers, at Fort Devens, MA. He owned and operated Interstate Mobile in Watertown.

Upon moving to Hampstead, he attended and graduated from the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point. He owned and operated Ducky’s Auctions and Antiques on Hwy 210 for 20 yrs.

After retirement, Donald enjoyed golf at Castle Bay and was involved in many civic and community activities.

Surviving are his loving wife, Donna J. Murphy Paris; daughters, Jodie Cronk (Earl), Kelly Adams (Tom), Wendy Phillips (Charles) of up-state NY and Amy Robertson of Roanoke, VA; nine grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and his extended family Ryan and Jennifer Murphy of IL. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Vernon Monroe of Wilmington, NC and sisters, Gloria McCoy of Tylerville, NY, Carol Beltz of Menifre, CA, Mary Low Fayette (Joseph), Diane Paris and Donna McGregor (Mark) all of Watertown, NY.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm, Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Topsail Presbyterian Church. Visitation and reception will immediately follow the service. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Topsail Presbyterian Church, Hampstead Lions Club or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

A memorial will be held at a later date in Watertown, NY.

The family extends a sincere thank you to all who have been so supportive and helpful. God bless.

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