Ernest "Toby" Ayscue Bunce, Jr.

October 13, 1932 ~ December 26, 2019 (age 87)



Mr. Ernest "Toby" Ayscue Bunce, Jr., 87 passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.


Funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Magnolia Baptist Church, officiating will be Rev. Jerry Parsons and Rev. Travis Hoke.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:45pm Sunday at the church prior to the service.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Askew Bunce, Sr. and Mary Jones Bunce; sisters, Douglas Bunce, Myrtle Autry, Alreta Culbreth and Mattie Clayton; a brother, Layton Bunce: and a son-in-law, Johnny Jackson.


Toby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.  He loved his family, his church and also loved doing many different kinds of projects.  He was owner and operator of Bunce Builders where he remodeled  many houses and built many churches in the area that include, Magnolia Baptist Church, which he was a member of, Cedar Falls Baptist Church, Autryville Baptist Church, the first Northwood Temple, remodeling of Concord Baptist Church and a playhouse for his great-granddaughter. 


He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth Bunce; daughters, Martha Faircloth & husband, Terry and Jill Jackson; grandchildren, Randall Faircloth & wife, Candace and Johnathan Jackson & wife, Sarah; great-granddaughter, Ellie Jackson; and sisters, Cornelia Stewart and Maxine Carpenter.


In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Toby's honor to Magnolia Baptist Church, 1021 Magnolia Baptist Church Road, Stedman, NC  28391 or to Concord Baptist Church, 7591 Concord Church Road, Autryville, NC  28318.


Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home of Stedman.

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December 29, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Magnolia Baptist Church
1021 Magnolia Church Road
Stedman, NC 28391

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