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Blonnie Bunn Wyche: RIP

Blonnie Bunn Wyche
Blonnie Bunn Wyche

Sad news from Wilmington resident Georgia Mullen, on behalf of the Sea Quills writing group, our Cape Fear Coast regional reps:

Wilmington author Blonnie Bunn Wyche, 79, a longtime member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, died Wednesday May 2, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

A retired teacher, Blonnie authored two historical novels, The Anchor: P. Moore Proprietor and Cecilia’s Harvest: A Novel of the Revolution. She was an award-winning short story writer and at one time edited a children’s magazine.

Blonnie was active in several writers’ groups, including the Sea Quills, NCWN’s regional representatives.

“Blonnie loved two things: her family and writing. Anyone who spent time in her writing den knew she was consumed by storytelling,” commented friend and fellow writer Georgia Mullen. “It was packed with files and those files were filled with stories. Most importantly, Blonnie shared her talent and worked hard to turn us all into better writers.”

The funeral service will be Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41 St., in Wilmington. Burial will follow in the Maple Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisburg, NC at 4:30 pm. Visitation will be Saturday, 10:00-10:45 am, prior to the service at the Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear in Wilmington, NC or the New Hanover County Library.

Our condolences go out to the Sea Quills, Blonnie’s former students, and all who were touched by her love of books.