Litchfield Theatres' Ulmer Eaddy dies at 94

Cinemas News

Exhibition industry leader Ulmer S. Eaddy, Jr. of Wilmington, NC, 94, passed away on Oct. 26. Eaddy was very active in the National Theatre Owners Association and served on the board of the North and South Carolina Theatre Owners Association for many years. He was president of Exhibitors Service Corporation of Charlotte and executive VP and CEO of Litchfield Theatres.

Eaddy received many awards, among them the Statesman Award presented by the National Theatre Owners of Georgia. Most importantly, he was known for his thoughtfulness, generosity, and loving concern for others.

Ulmer Eaddy is survived by his wife, Daniel Hinson Eaddy (“Bill”); a daughter, Pamela Eaddy Marlowe of Roxboro, NC; a son, Ulmer S. Eaddy III (Dan), and his wife Sheila Hill Eaddy of Wilmington, NC; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a daughter, Jo S. Eaddy of Myrtle Beach, and a grandson, George L. Wasson III (Trey). He was also predeceased by sisters Lynette E. Payne of Florida and Elizabeth E. Wyndham of Laramie, WY; brothers Livingston L. Eaddy of TN and George Taylor Eaddy of Hemingway. He is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Eaddy King of SC and Dorothy E. Stone of VA.

A memorial service will be held in the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel at 1535 South 41st St, Wilmington, NC 28403 on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, Veterans Day, at 3 pm.

Memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church or their Men’s Fellowship, 180 St. Paul’s Place, Pawley’s Island, SC, 29585.—Chris Dammann, National Association of Concessionaires