James M. "Jim" Insley lost a long and brave battle with cancer at home on Sunday, January 24, 1999. He leaves behind a loving family and many friends,  all  who will miss his happy smile and warm touch.

   Mr. Insley was born in Brookview, MD, on February 14, 1931, the son of the late James Maxwell Insley and Katie Spruill Insley.

   Mr. Insley was a veteran of the United States Navy and was past president of M.B.I. Inc. Construction and Real Estate Development.

   Surviving are his children, Mark E. Insley of Wilmington, N.C., Paul G. Insley and wife, Fran of Cary, N.C. and James M. Insley and fiance, Deborah Connor of Chadbourn, N.C, Miss Julia Jean Insley of Durham, N.C., Mrs. Melissa Insley Winslow and husband, Scott of Matthews, N.C., Ms. Janet Insley Carter of Wilmington, N.C., and Mrs. Suzy Insley Nisbet and husband, Stuart of Cary, N.C.;  six grandchildren, Shannon Murrell, Alicia and Adam Insley, Tiffany Insley and Nicole and Rachel Nisbet; a brother, Martin Insley and wife, Aldean of New Bern,  N.C.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Marie Caddy and Mrs. Rosa Muse; and companion, Judith R. Mayhew of Wilmington, N.C.

   A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at the First Christian Church, 2035 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, by the Rev. Kathy Reinger. 

   Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Insley may be made to the New Hanover County Humane Society, 2405 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Courtesy of John Meyer, Managing Editor, Wilmington Morning Star.


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