Wilson Lane 'Tootie Fruity' Bourke passes at 81 (Update: Remembered)

Tootie Fruity in the 201 Christmas parade.

Update: On Friday Bourke was remembered at a funeral at the Grace Chapel AME Church and The Island Packet offers a feature on the local legend.

First reporting: Beaufort icon Wilson Lane “Tootie Fruity” Bourke was often seen throughout downtown Beaufort during the last several decades helping out or joining parades, he died Saturday at the age of 81.

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