Alice McArtan Wilder



Alice McArtan Wilder, age 87, of Bunnlevel passed to her heavenly home on March 24, 2018 while in the home of her daughter, Vickie Wilder. She was born in Harnett County on May 4, 1930 to the late Angus and Myrtle Shaw McArtan. She was a lifelong member of Flat Branch Presbyterian Church. Alice was preceded in death by her great aunts Flora McCormick and Jane McCormick Marsh (who she lived with during her childhood), husband Joe Wilder, sister Alma Kennedy, and brother Fred McArtan.

Mrs. Wilder was a graduate of Anderson Creek School and Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh, working briefly in Civil Service work before becoming a full time home maker. Mrs. Wilder was a devoted and loved wife, mother, and grandmother. She especially enjoyed caring for her family, but also enjoyed shopping, gardening, and yard work .

Survivors include her son Mike Wilder and wife Angie of Harrisburg NC; daughter, Vickie Wilder of Lillington; grandchildren Kyle Wilder and Courtney Wilder; sisters, Catherine Barnes, Jean Brown and husband Leon, Evelyn Bordeaux; and brother, John McArtan and friend Ericka Shroeder.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:45 PM with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Flat Branch Covenant Presbyterian Church in Bunnlevel with Rev. Dr. Mike Armistead officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Flat Branch Covenant Presbyterian Church, 130 Darroch Road, Bunnlevel, NC 28323.

The Wilder family would especially like to thank extended family, the Flat Branch community and Church, the Anderson Creek Senior Center, and the Harnett County Van Service that provided care and activities for many years during Mrs. Wilder's recent years of blindness; also, thank you to the people of Community Home Care and Hospice that enabled Mrs. Wilder to spend all of her last days in the loving home of her daughter Vickie surrounded by family.