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Bill Carone, Dealer

At Bill Carone Cars we work extra hard just to earn an opportunity for your business. We are local people. Our sales and service staffs go above and beyond to earn and keep your business.We are a hometown dealership that exemplifies commitment to customer service and community. We will do almost anything within reason to earn and keep your business. All that we ask is that next time you are looking to purchase a vehicle that you give us an opportunity to earn your business. "Give us a chance....we'll give you a deal!"

Bill Carone founded Warsaw Motor Co. in 1997, and opened Bill Carone Chevrolet GMC Buick in Wallace in June 2010. He has been a Rotarian since 1997, and in 2016, he was awarded the Harry "Toots" Carlton award by Wallace civic organizations for his years of community service.Bill enjoys mentoring and supporting programs that involve the youth in our community. He employs several youth at the dealership and teaches them how to be productive and responsible employees. He is an avid hunter and fisherman.

Fred Lanier, Ford New Car Manager

Hi, my name is Fred Lanier, General Manager at Bill Carone Ford, I was born nearly a half a century ago in Lyman, NC. We moved to Chinquapin when I was five and I'm now 4 miles from where i spent my childhood. I love where I live and I've had some great people that have influenced my life growing up. Many of those people have gone on to glory now but the lessons I've learned I believe help me to impact the lives of others I meet on a day to day basis.

My wife and I have a total of five children and two grandchildren and one on the way. We attend Sandy Plain FWB church and we have an awesome church family that we love dearly.

I'm a HUGE Tarheel fan as anybody who knows me can tell you. I have loved devoting my time to the booster club at East Duplin High School, my Alma Mater, where I have served as president for the last four years. Our student athletes in our county need our support so desperately and I'm glad to have been a help in any way possible.

Many told me that the automobile business was not going to work for me but I have to say that in my 15 years I've met some of the best people in the world. We've made great friends, went to dinner, went to church, or just sit and talk for hours. Many told me Wallace was too small of a town to be successful in this business but I learned early on that it wasn't where you were, it's who you are that makes all the difference in your life.

With that in mind, there isn't a better place for our customers to do business that right here in Wallace, NC. Bill Carone himself has been a great blessing to my family and I and he works hard to be a vital part of our county and all of our local communities. Like Bill says, you give us a chance and we'll give you a deal!

Terry Futrell, GM New Car Manager

Hi, I'm Terry Futrell- and I've been a part of the Duplin County's car dealerships since Warsaw Motors! As a new car manager, I spend most of my time ordering or finding the perfect vehicles for us to have on the lot.

Both of my children are teachers here in the county...but the apple of my eyes these days is my grandson!

When I'm not working- it is all about the beach! Fishing, boating or just hanging out with friends and family!

Blake Lanier, Sales Professional


I'm Blake Lanier, the newest member of the Bill Carone Ford Sales team. I am an East Duplin and Methodist University graduate. I was on the soccer and tennis team in high school, but my passion was basketball where I played both point & shooting guard positions. 
I was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to Methodist University, where I also continued my basketball career. I continue to be involved in youth athletics as a coach for the East Duplin varsity basketball team. The leadership and communication skills I learned through my sports participation are equally valuable to me today in the automotive industry.
I am honored and excited to be following in my father's footsteps, and to be learning the automotive industry from him! Fred has 17 years of experience- and a vast amount of knowledge to share with me.
Call or come by and let me help you find your perfect new ride!
Blake Lanier

Steve Davis, Sales Professional

Steve is a Chinquapin native and Retires US Marine.

Gerald Cooper , Sales Professional

Hello!. I am Gerald H, Cooper, I was born and raised right here in Duplin County. I have over 30 years of retail automotive sales experience originating and continuing right here in Wallace, NC, I am a true professional that you can depend on for honesty and integrity. If you want to be treated with respect, truthfulness and courtesy by a professional, please ask for me. When you are ready to make one of the most important decisions of your lifetime, you will want to be assisted by someone with the appropriate experience to guide you through the process,

Carlton Lanier, Sales Professional

Hi, I'm Carlton Lanier. I was born in Duplin County, and for 25 years I was the owner and operator of a farm supply business in Beulaville. I've been married to Marissa Quinn Lanier for 37 years, and we have 2 children- Brandon and Cassie. We attend the Pathway Church in Beulaville.

You'll find me at most every BBQ cook-off in the eastern part the county- especially if it is being held to benefit our firefighters! 

Michael Smith, Campus Sales Representative

Hello! My name is Michael Smith. I'm from Rose Hill, North Carolina. I am 21 years old, and am currently a junior at North Carolina Wesleyn College where I am majoring in business and also play baseball there.

I have worked at Bill Carone Cars since I was 17 years old. If you contact me I will work my hardest to make your dream car a reality! Have a great and blessed day.

Joseph Phaneuf, Campus Sales Representative

My name is Joseph Phaneuf. I am 21 years old and am a junior at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. During my time at UNCW I am pursuing a major in Business with a minor in Leadership Skills. I am also a member of the UNCW Baseball team.

I have been working at Bill Carone Cars since I was 16 years old, and have a passion for cars! If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Marlane Carcopo, Marketing Director




Larry Brown, Fixed Operations Manager

Keith Klink, Senior Master Technician

Robert Burns, Service Technician

Ryan Wolfe, Service Technician



Legrande Hewitt, Detail Manager

Ivery Boykin, Detail Professional

Melvin Edwards, Detail Professional

Darius Fennell, Detail Professional

Malcolm Boney, Detail Professional



Brittany Guptill, Parts Associate