June 2009 Obituaries





Ackers, Benita Belle Robertson  
 
79, of Castle Hayne, died Friday, June 5, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements by Fiocchi-Jenson Funeral Home, Princeton, Ill., and Coble Ward-Smith Funeral 
Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Albertson, Sandra Marie

Sandra Marie Albertson, 53, of Beulahville, NC, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009 at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center.

She was born in New Hanover County, September 16, 1955, daughter Eustice George Blake of Leland 
and the late Marie Childers Blake.

Surviving in addition to her father are two children, Alan Langston, Jr. and Angie Langston; a brother, 
Eustice Glen Blake (Tuffy); a sister Pamela B. Reynolds; and three grandchildren, Ella Dare Langston, 
Tresa Montgomery Langston, and Morgan Page.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 pm Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m Thursday in Prospect Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  


 
Allen, L. Gleason

L. Gleason Allen passed away at his home June 1, 2009. 

A native Wilmingtonian, he was born June 8, 1925, the son of Leonard and Mildred Allen, brother of 
Lousie Lee and Barbara Darden. His life was one of service to his church, where he served as an elder 
and deacon, to his community (Salvation Army, Literacy Council, former chairman of the Democratic 
Party, Azalea Festival board, Rotary Club), to his state (Battleship Commission, Board of Navigation 
and Pilotage) and to his country (US Navy and Naval Reserve). He practiced law for 50 years and retired
 from Allen, McDonald and Davis. His passions and interests were many and varied: reading, traveling, 
UNC sports, gardening, bluebirds, playing bridge, tennis and more. 

He was loved and cherished by his wife of 56 years, Nellie, and their four sons Greg, Doug, Andy and 
Michael, grandchildren Katie, Kelsey, Noah, Raelena, and Will and their mothers, Jennifer, Carrie, Elise 
and RoseAnn, as well as his extended family and many friends from over the years. 

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on June 5, 2009 at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church 
by Reverend Rob Lapp.

Memorials may be made to Barium Springs Home for Children, PO Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010, 
www.bariumsprings.org or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, 
NC 28401 www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org .

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com.

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  

 
Allen, Norma  
 
died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 514 S. College Road. Burial will be at Latter-day Saints Church cemetery, 
Hampstead. Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Anders, Annie Mae Horrell  
 
90, of Ivanhoe, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. 
Thursday at Harmony Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Quinn-McGowen 
Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Armstrong, Arthur Robert  
 
died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Southport. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at 
Southport Presbyterian Church. Peacock-Newnam White Funeral Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


  
 
Ash, Stanley  
 
died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at home in Oak Island. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday 
at the chapel of Peacock-Newman & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  
 
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Baggett, William I. "Bill"

William I. "Bill" Baggett, 64, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, June 
2009.

Bill was the son of the late Harry A. and Adell S. Baggett. He is survived by his wife Emma Sue 
Byrd, sister Evelyn Justice and husband Jimmy, brother Jesse A. Baggett and wife Joyce, 3 step 
children, 7 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. We were blessed to have him in 
our lives.

Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 to 11 am Thursday at Andrews Mortuary.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  


 
Baker, Callie Sumner  
 
88, of Pink Hill, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. A graveside 
service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sandy Plain Cemetery, Pink Hill. Serenity Funeral Home, 
Beulaville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/8/2009  


 
Baldwin, Charles Henry  
 
56, of Whiteville, died Tuesday May 26, 2009. The funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday 
at Smith 
Funeral Home Chapel, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  

 


 
Barnhill, Ruby M.

Ruby Marley Monroe Barnhill, 79, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center.

Ruby was born February 24, 1930 in Marion, SC, daughter of the late Robert Kemp Marley and Blannie 
Wheeler Marley. Her daughter, Linda M. Monroe, three brothers, George D. Marley, R. Paul Marley, 
and Ivey K. Marley, and a sister-in-law, Betty J. Marley, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Barnhill was a member of Wrightsville Avenue Church of God. She was formerly employed by 
France Neckwear.

She is survived by two sons, Terry Monroe (Donita) and Michael Monroe (Susan Willis); two daughters, 
Carolyn Hardy (Ron) and Linda Moore (John), all of Wilmington; eight grandchildren, Brian, Scott, and 
Doug Monroe, Michael Floyd, Shawn Blanton, Derek Hardy, Jody Vernon, and Amy Moore; seven 
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel M. Mills of Chesapeake, VA, and Eunice Small (Jeff) of 
Wilmington; four brothers, J.R. Marley of Advance, NC, Isaac C. Marley (Faye) of Currie, NC, Clyde L. 
Marley of Richmond, VA, and J.T. Marley (Pat) of Castle Hayne, NC; a sister-in-law, Margaret E. Marley 
of Waxhaw, NC; and many other special extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4pm to 6pm Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Andrews Market Street 
Chapel.

A funeral service will be 11am Monday, June 8, 2009, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with Rev. 
Marvin T. Gwinn officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market St Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Batson, Hiram Howard

Surrounded at home by family and friends, Hiram Howard Batson of Hampstead, NC, went to be with 
our Lord and Savior on June 6, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Admiral Cruiso and 
Emily Andrews Batson; sister, Thelma Wray Hardee; two brothers, James F. Batson and Harlee 
Batson; and granddaughter, Pandora (Pandy) Rochelle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mamie Jarman Batson; two daughters, Emily Rochelle 
and husband, Carl and Nancy Coston and husband, Bill; one son, Ray Batson and wife, Debbie, nine 
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He retired from the Onslow County Board of Education after 29 1/2 years of service as a school bus 
mechanic. He was also a member of the Stump Sound Masonic Lodge #733. After retiring, he enjoyed 
flounder fishing, gardening, bee keeping, and sharing his goods with others.

As a member of Barlow Vista Baptist Church, he served as a deacon, was chairman of the building and 
grounds and cemetery committees, and was a trustee for many years. He loved his church and serving 
the Lord. He enjoyed life and people. He had a vast number of friends and neighbors who will miss him 
dearly.

Visitation will be held at Andrews Chapel in Hampstead, NC from 6pm -8pm Tuesday June 9th. Funeral 
services and internment will be held at Barlow Vista Baptist Church in Hampstead at 2pm Wednesday 
June 10th. 

A special thanks for all your prayers, visits and acts of kindness during these difficult times.

Memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and/or Barlow Vista Baptist Church 
Building Fund or to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Hampstead Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/8/2009  


 
Batts, Patricia  
 
of 3 Lodge Court, Castle Hayne, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, 
Md. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Phillip AME Church, 815 North 8th St. Wilmington. 
Burial will follow at Nixon Cemetery, Hampstead. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Bell, Addie Leona  
 
80, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Brunswick Community Hospital. Arrangements by 
Smith Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Bellamy, Herbert Lee  
 
59, of Chadbourn, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at 
Brunswick-Waccamaw Baptist Building, Whiteville. Burial will be at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/8/2009  


 
Berlin, Wilfred "Wes"

Wilfred "Wes" Clark Berlin, 65, of Wilmington, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center.

Wes was born May 4, 1944 in Plainfield, NJ, son of the late Paul Berlin and Willetta Ord Berlin. His 
brother, George Ellis, preceded him in death.

Mr. Berlin was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a former Deacon and Elder at First 
Presbyterian Church of Mendham, NJ. He grew up in Normandy Beach, NJ, where he was a lifeguard, 
director of lifeguards, and all-around water enthusiast. Wes was a retired Sales Executive from IBM 
after 30 years of service. After moving to Wilmington, he was an Executive in Residence at UNCW 
Cameron School of Business where he taught Sales & Marketing, but his true passion and expertise 
was mentoring and developing young students. He was also a former Member of the Board of Directors 
for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) in Wilmington.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rita Berlin, and his son, Jeffrey Paul Berlin of Half Moon Bay, 
CA.

A memorial service will be 2pm Sunday, June 7, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC, 
with Dr. Ernest T. Thompson, III officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to UNCW Cameron School of Business, 601 
South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, to establish a student scholarship fund.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Berlin, Wilfred Clark "Wes"  
 
65, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A memorial service 
will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/7/2009  
 


Britt, Patricia "Patty"  
 
56, of Supply, died Friday, June 5, 2009. No services are planned. Peacock-Newnam & White, 
Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/7/2009  


 
Brock, Vera Wallace  
 
88, of Highland Village, Texas, formerly of Davis, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009. The funeral will be 
at 3 p.m. Saturday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace. Burial will be at the Brock family 
cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Brown, Margaret Fowler

Ms. Margaret Fowler Brown of 1209 Meares Street died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at her residence. 
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM at St. Andrews AME Zion 
Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on the evening of Tuesday, June 2, 2009 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
at Adkins Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street.

Adkins Drain Funeral Service, South 8th Street.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/2/2009  


 
Brown, Thelma Marie Croom  
 
78, of Seminole, Fla., formerly of Burgaw, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Belleair Beach, Fla. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Friendly Community Baptist Church. Burial will 
follow at Riverview Memorial Park. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Brunjes, Robert Herman

Robert Herman Brunjes of Fayetteville, NC died in his home after an extended illness. 

He was born in Wilmington, NC on November 26, 1931 to Martin and Virginia Williamson Brunjes. 
His wife Ethel Walker Brunjes is also recently deceased. 

He is survived by two sisters Mildred B. Littlejohn of Sanford, NC and Iris Simmons (husband Leo) 
of Williston, SC and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC and attended the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served four years in the United States Air Force and retired 
after a long civil service career from Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg. Robert and Ethel were 
married on June 11, 1988 at the First Baptist Church in Fayetteville and remained completely 
devoted to each other.

Visitation will be at 10:00 Tuesday morning June 16 at the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville, 
201 Anderson Street, Fayetteville followed by a memorial service at 10:30. 

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 Tuesday afternoon in Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 
Shipyard Boulevard in Wilmington, NC. Reverend Ed Beddingfield of the First Baptist Church 
will conduct both services. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial offerings to the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville, 
201 Anderson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 910-482-0477.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  

 
 
Campbell, Helen  
 
87, of Brightmore Assisted Living Center, formerly of East Yacht Drive, Oak Island, died Friday, 
May 29, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday 
at First Baptist Church, Oak Island. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Oleander Memorial Park, Wilmington. 
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  



 
Carlisle, William "Dean"

William "Dean" Carlisle, 60 of Burgaw passed away June 3, 2009 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Juanita Carlisle.

Dean is survived by his wife of 10 years Deanna M. Carlisle, children Deanna Faircloth and 
husband Larry, Katrina Carlisle, Joseph and Jackie Karam, sister Lynn Carlisle, grandchildren 
Alexis and Patrick Faircloth, Trinity and Destiny Smith, nephew Richie Danford and wife Carrie 
and great niece Rachel Danford. He loved hunting and fishing and was a wonderful loving 
husband, father, our best friend and will be greatly missed.

Memorial service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Friendly Baptist Church located 
at 1730 US Hwy 117N in Burgaw.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 
Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Carr, Katherine  
 
46, died Thursday, May 28, 2009. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's on 
the Sound. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Cartrette, Rosa Nell  
 
of Tabor City, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Loris Healthcare. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. 
Friday at Tabor City Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City. Inman 
Funeral Home of Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Clifton, Inez Andrews

Faison-Inez Andrews Clifton, 96, of Faison died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Sampson Regional 
Medical Center in Clinton.

Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Tuesday at Miller's Chapel Church, Hwy 403 W. Faison. 
Visitation will follow the service at the church. Burial will be Wednesday at 11: 00 am at the 
Faison Cemetery.

Mrs. Clifton is survived by children, Linda C. Batts and husband, Bobby of Warsaw and Wilbur 
H. Clifton, Jr. and wife Elaine of Carlisle, PA; sister Louise Todd of Delway; four grandchildren 
and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Miller's Chapel Church 10441 Faison 
Hwy-Hwy 403, Faison, NC 28341.

Arrangements by Community Funeral Home of Warsaw.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Cook, Wayne

Wayne Cook, 63, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Welch, WV, on September 10, 1945, the son of Clarice Bird Cook of Martinsville, 
VA and the late Lionel Keith Cook. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Quesenberry 
Cook and an infant son, Phillip Neil Cook.

Mr. Cook earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from VA Polytechnic Institute and was employed 
by NC DENR as a Regional Supervisor for Air Quality Control.

In addition to his mother, survivors include; a daughter, Heather Dawn Cook of Wilmington, NC; 
two sisters, Sandra Sue Scott of Brandon, FL and Joyce Cook Young of Martinsville, VA; three 
nieces, Michelle Scott McLamb of Durham, NC, Lori Scott (Mielnik) of State College, PA, and 
Jessica Young Nigh of Martinsville, VA; two great nieces, Lindsay Nicole McLamb and Caitlin 
Mary McLamb, both of Durham, NC.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary 
Market Street Chapel.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Highland Memory Gardens 
in Dublin, VA.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/10/2009  


 
Corbett, Linwood  
 
68, of 7890 Slocum Trail, Atkinson, died Thursday, May 4, 2009, in Richmond, Va. The funeral will be 
at noon Tuesday at W.S. Watkins Chapel, Richmond, Va. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 
Richmond, Va. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Creech, Kathy

Mrs. Kathy Creech died June 04, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Creech was born April 05, 1951 in 
Forsyth Co., NC, the daughter of the late Troy Dudney of Fair Bluff, NC, and Rosa Jones Allen 
of Bolivia, NC.

Mrs. Creech worked for the Brunswick County School System for many years. She also was one 
of the founders of "All About Kids Day Care" in Bolivia, and was very proud and honored to be 
called "GRANNY KATHY" by so many wonderful children. Kathy touched so many lives while 
here with us. 

Kathy is survived by her husband of 40 wonderful years Glen Creech; Son Jimmy Creech and wife
 Tracy of Bolivia; Daughter Glenda Creech Wright and husband Woody of Leland; 4 Grandchildren 
who were her world ... Kristin, Chase, Alyssa and Cody; Sister Faye Howard and husband Timmy 
of Bolivia; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, cousins and extended family. 

Kathy fought a very courageous battle with cancer. Her contagious laugh and beautiful smile with 
remain in all of our hearts forever.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 6-9 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service in Supply, NC. 
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Faith Baptist Church Bolivia, NC. 
The Reverends Leo Cannon, Wayne Sanderson and Anthony Clemmons officiating. Interment will 
be in Forest Lawn Cemetery Bolivia NC.

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply, NC

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Davis, Elbert  
 
72, of Whiteville, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Whiteville. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Cypress Creek Original Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will 
be at Shiloh United Methodist Church cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Davis, Marguerite Parker

STEM -- Mrs. Marguerite Parker Davis, 97, of 1687 Line Lane, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

Mrs. Davis was a native of Onslow County and had lived in Stem for the past 13 years. She 
was the daughter of the late George Daniel Parker and Sallie Yopp Parker. She retired from 
Century Mills. 

She is survived by her daughter, Leatrice Hilliard, of Stem; one sister, Esther Pearl Wiggs, of 
Wilmington; grandchildren, Beverly Hilliard, Douglas Hilliard and great-grandchildren, Douglas 
Hilliard III, Carla Hilliard, Hunter Hilliard and Jessica Butler.

A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the home of her sister, 

Esther Wiggs, 1920 Monroe Street, Wilmington, NC 27401. 

Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Wilmington. Flowers are acceptable.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  

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Davis Sr., Ralph Elroy

Ralph Elroy Davis, Sr., age 99, of Wilmington and formerly of Whiteville, died Sunday, June 
7, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born September 3, 1909, in Whiteville, the son of the late Roy and Lula Taylor Davis. 
He was also predeceased by his wife, Elneta Ikner Davis; grandsons, Ralph "Ralphy" Davis 
and Timothy Benton; and son-in-law, Ken Bursell.

Surviving are his children, Ralph Davis, Jr. (Diane) of Burgaw, Betty D. Barotti (Jim) of 
Merritt Island, FL, Martha D. Bursell of Whiteville and Nancy D. Britt (Clayton) of Leland; 
9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Chapel Hill Cemetery, 
Shallotte, with the Rev. Danny Fairfax and the Rev. Douglas Fairfax officiating.

Condolences may be sent to www.quinnmcgowen.com

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  


 
Dyer, Rebecca  
 
44, of Wilmington, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. 
The funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at College Acres Baptist Church. Wilmington Burial 
and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  

 


Ellington, Charles

Charles Linwood Ellington, lifelong performer, music educator & church musician, died June 2, 
2009, of complications due to diabetes & heart disease. He is survived by his wife of 53 yeas,
 JoMae Ellington of Southport; 3 children, David (Cheryl) Ellington of Covington, Kentucky, 
Geoffrey Ellington of Pennsville, New Jersey, and Jodi (Jonathan) Olsen of Springboro, Ohio; and 7 
grandchildren.

Charles Ellington, born to Charles & Jennie, divided his early childhood years between Pollocksville 
& Topsail Beach, NC. He attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, receiving his 
Bachelor's & Master's degrees in church music & conducting. He continued with studies in church 
music at Southern Seminary, Louisville & a Doctorate from Florida State University, Tallahassee. 
With a career spanning 33 years in the academic community, he held university positions in 
Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Ohio, retiring as a Professor Emeritus. He 
mentored his students in voice instruction, conducting, oratorio, teaching methods & music history. 
In addition to collegiate teaching, Ellington was also passionate about church music ministry which 
found outlets in full and part-time church staff positions. Beginning at age 21, he directed church 
music for Baptist, Methodist, and Independent congregations in New Jersey, Kentucky, Virginia, 
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South & North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan until 2007.

Dr Ellington always found opportunities throughout his life to perform with various theater, opera, 
oratorio & community music companies including rolls in The Lost Colony, The Stephen Foster 
Story, Ohio Lyric Opera, Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Southport Sea Notes.

Since 1993, Charlie & his wife, JoMae, have enjoyed their retirement in the community of 
Southport. Ellington continued his commitment to the Lord in serving as a deacon with the 
Southport Baptist Church. This husband, father, grandfather, good neighbor and man of faith 
will be missed by many. A service of celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13,
 at the Southport Baptist Church, 200 N Howe St, Southport, NC, 28461. In lieu of flowers, 
memorials may be sent to the church's Music Ministry or to the Sea Notes Choral Society; 
c/o Carol Willetts, 810 McCay Rd SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.

You may offer condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  



 
Ellis, Elizabeth O'Brien "Libby"

Elizabeth (Libby) O'Brien Ellis, 82, a long-time resident of Southport, died on Monday, May 25 at 
Dosher Memorial Hospital after being hospitalized with pneumonia. 

She was born in Ellerbe, N.C., August 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Prince and Ida Mae Matthews 
O'Brien. The family moved to Southport in 1938, and Mrs. Ellis spent most of the rest of her life in the 
community she loved so much. She was preceded in death by her husband George Ellis in 2006, her 
brother Eugene O'Brien in 1996 and her nephew Fabius O'Brien in 1993.

She was a graduate of Southport High School and attended Greensboro College and was a member 
of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Southport. "Miss Libby" served as a grade mother, substitute 
teacher and friend to the Southport High Class of '66 from the first grade to their graduation. 

Mrs. Ellis is survived by a son, W. Jackson Keith and wife Susan; two grandchildren, Nicholas Keith 
and Mrs. Jennifer Hord (Wes); one great-grandson, Liam Hord, all of Whiteville; one brother, Frank 
P. O'Brien and wife Sarah of Wilmington, and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in 
Southport with Father Barry P. Kubler officiating. Visitation will follow the service.

The family expresses special thanks to the members and staff of St. Philip's for their love, loyalty 
and support during her last years and to Coastal Companion Care and the Ocean Trail and Dosher 
Nursing Centers for their wonderful care in her last months.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Philip's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 10476, 
Southport, NC 28461

You may offer condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009
 


 
Ely, Thelma Lucile

Thelma Lucile Ely passed away Friday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. after a long illness. Mrs. Ely was 99 
years old and lived at 115 Whitman Ave. with her middle son, Larry Ely and family. Lucile was born 
in Rockport, Tennessee on January 30, 1910. Her parents were Conrad and Susie Gregory Hutchins. 
Her maternal family was among the first settlers of Cades Cove, Tennessee. She loved the tales of 
her grandfather, "Preacher" Andy Gregory and was proud of her mountain heritage. Lucile married 
"Dick" Walter Raymond Ely in 1929 in Gate City, Virginia. 

She retired from the Star News as a proofreader of many years. She was a member of the United 
Advent Christian Church, South College Road, Wilmington. She will be remembered for her painting, 
music and her humor. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling.

Lucile is survived by her sons, Ronald Ely and Larry Ely; daughters-in-law, Mary Forrest Ely, 
Jackie Lloyd Ely and Judy Gideon Davis; grandchildren, Steve Ely, Ray Ely, Frances Bing, 
Karen Register, Kim Neal, Larna Griffin, Jerri Lynn Smith; siblings, Walter Alex Hutchins and 
Connie Sue Burke; nine great -grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is survived by 
her beloved friends Randi Foster, Nan Gore, Amelia and Toby.

She was predeceased by her husband of over fifty years, "Dick" Walter Raymond Ely; one son, 
Jerry Steve Ely; her parents , Conrad and Susie Gregory Hutchins, and her brother "Buck" Emory 
Curtis Hutchins.

Ronald Ely will officiate at the graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. June 
9, 2009, after which the family will greet visitors at Lucile's house on 41st street. 

The family want to thank the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their support which allowed them to 
keep Lucile at home, as she wished. They would also like to thank her dear neighbors on 41st 
for all of their support and love through the years and Joyce Bowden and her church family for 
their support.

Memorial donations may be made to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians 
Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  


 
Ender, Gerald  
 
71, of Leland, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at home. Arrangements will be announced by 
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Evenson, Norman

Norman "Mr. City" Evenson, 87, beloved husband of 56 1/2 years of Janet Rabunsky Evenson, died 
Monday, June 8, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

Born June 30, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York to Sam and Rebecca Wolfe

Evenson, his family moved to Wilmington, when he was 9 years of age.

Norman graduated form New Hanover High School and attended UNC, Chapel Hill. With his parents 
he owned City Furniture Company. Norman operated the store until his retirement at age 79 in 1998. 
He was adored by generations of customers, not only for his fair business practices, but helping 
many people in times of crises or need.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Jack, and nephew Alan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters; Roselle Evenson Margolis of Wilmington, Debra 
Evenson of Durham, son-in-law, Robert Margolis, grandchildren, Gabriel, Rachel, Michael and other
 relatives.

Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 11:00 A.M. at B'Nai Israel Synagogue 
by Rabbi Robert Waxman. The interment will follow in B'Nai Israel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Margolis, Gabriel Margolis, Steve Stein, George Karidis, Jim Lieberman 
and Dr. Bruce Chapman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Reitblatt, Michael Evenson and Bernard Rabunsky.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to B'Nai Israel Synagogue, General 
Fund, 2601 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28405 or to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 
Cardiac Rehab, 2131 S. 17th. Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel. 791-4444.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  


 
Flowers, Aletha Mae Stanley  
 
of Longwood, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Brunswick Community Hospital. The funeral will be 
at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Longwood. Burial will be at the church cemetery. 
Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Fogg, Mary Jane Wood

Mary Jane Wood Fogg of Wilmington, North Carolina went home to be with her Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 31, 2009 following her courageous battle with cancer. 

Mary Jane was born in Elk Neck, Maryland, on April 29, 1923 to Thomas S. Wood and Jane P. 
Wood. She graduated from North East High School and Salisbury State Teachers College (now 
Salisbury University) and later was awarded her Master's Degree from the University of Delaware. 
Mary Jane began her teaching career in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and then taught at North 
East Elementary School and North East Junior/Senior High School. She served as Principal of 
Cecil Manor School, as a Supervisor of Elementary Education and finally Coordinator of Elementary 
Schools in Cecil County, Maryland. She retired in 1979 with more than 30 years service in public 
education. She loved teaching and even though she was "officially" retired, she never really stopped.

Mary Jane married Bruce W. Fogg in 1947 and they had one daughter, Suellen. In order to be closer 
to their only daughter and grandchildren, the retired couple moved to Wilmington in 1985. She was 
an active member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church and adored her Circle ladies, Sunday 
School Class and many other friends there. She also loved flowers and gardening and was a member 
of Pine Valley Garden Club. Mary Jane was always busy with her knitting, sewing, quilting, reading, 
and at age 80 she even smocked handmade dresses for her newest granddaughters. Her hands were 
never idle. She and her husband also enjoyed traveling and had many wonderful memories of trips 
organized by In Travel.

Mary Jane is predeceased by her husband, Bruce, her three brothers, John S. Wood, Thomas S 
Wood, Jr, and Allan C. Wood and her mother, Jane P. Wood, who passed away earlier this year 
at age 104.

She is survived by her three sisters, Nancy Ball; Shirley Worden and husband, Dexter; Catherine 
Pickens and husband, Neil; daughter, Suellen Yates and husband, Steve; grandsons, Erik Herstine, 
Brent Herstine and wife, Carrie, and great grandson, Bogan; two granddaughters, Savannah and Li 
Dan Yates; two step-granddaughters, Sally Stidham and Katherine Harley; and two 
step-great-grandchildren, Carl and Annie Stidham. To all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren 
she will always be "Oma".

A memorial service is being held at Pine Valley United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 4, 2009 
at 3pm with a reception following at the church. In lieu of flowers Mary Jane requested that donations 
be made to the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, the American Lung Association or a charity of 
your choice.

The family wishes to thank the loving care given by all her physicians and nurses and all the prayers 
and cards and phone calls from her friends and family.

Tributes and condolences may be sent to the family at www.mem.com. 

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  



Fowler, Wade William  
 
80, died Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, Whiteville. A 
graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Myrtle Green Cemetery, Tabor City. Inman 
Funeral Home, Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/8/2009  
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Fox, James  
 
74, of Burgaw, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Huntington Health Care, Burgaw. Arrangements 
by Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Freeman, Thelma Elizabeth  
 
71, of 5442 Hallsboro Road, Clarkton, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rehobeth AME Zion Church, 475 
Rehobeth Church Road, Clarkton. Burial will be at Mitchell Field Cemetery. Peoples Funeral 
Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Fussell, Boyce Best  
 
93, of Delco, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Carolina East Hospice Care Center, Kenansville. A 
graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fussell Cemetery. Community Funeral Home, Rose 
Hill.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Goerges, Edna Mae

Edna Mae Goerges of Wilmington, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center.

She was born February 3, 1932, in Oak Park, Illinois daughter of the late Elwood Becker and 
Katherine Sparrer Becker.

Surviving is her daughter Teri Harding and husband Larry of Hampstead, grandchildren Courtney 
Harding and Tyler Harding both of Hampstead, brothers, Elwood "Woody" Becker of Arizona and 
Tom Becker of California.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street 
Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Anita Trivette Heart Fund, 4520-101 Tesla Park 
Dr., Wilmington NC 28412.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/10/2009  


 
Grizzle Sr., Hubert Santford

Hubert Santford Grizzle, Sr., 82, of Castle Hayne, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family and many friends.

Hubert was born on May 7, 1927 in Dahlonega, GA, son of the late Arthur and Ollie Grizzle. He is 
survived by his wife of 65 years, Hazel Pankey Grizzle. In addition to his parents, Hubert was 
preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Lynn Britt, two brothers and one sister.

Hubert retired from the lumber business after serving as plant manager for many years for the Corbett 
Lumber Company. He was active in his church, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and 
great-grandfather.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by five children, Hubert Grizzle, Jr. and significant other, 
Marni Owens, of Cleveland, GA; Doris DeVane and husband, Doug, and son, George Grizzle, both 
of Castle Hayne; Barbara Daniel and husband, Edward, of Rocky Point; and Jeff Grizzle and wife, 
Sheila, of Watha. He is also survived by son-in-law, Glenn Britt of Castle Hayne, 11 grandchildren, 
12 great-grandchildren, one sister, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at Wrightsboro Baptist Church, 
2736 Castle Hayne Rd., officiated by Rev. Keith Hollar. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. 
prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 

Hubert's six grandsons, Ed Daniel, Bert Daniel, Sandy Grizzle, Brandon Grizzle, Zack Grizzle and 
Daniel Clawson, will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and the 3rd floor nursing staff 
at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for the loving care and devotion they showed Hubert in 
his final weeks.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from 6/8/2009 - 6/9/2009  


 
Hackbarth, Lillian Wistrand  
 
98, of Rock Hill, S.C., died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at White Oak Manor, Rock Hill, S.C. A memorial 
service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at White Oak Manor, 1915 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C. Greene 
Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Harrelson, Cora Lee  
 
88, of Cerro Gordo, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Liberty Commons, Whiteville. The funeral 
will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial will be at Chadbourn 
Memorial Cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  
 


 
Harrington, Joanne Schenck

JoAnne Schenck Harrington, 82, of Wilmington, passed away on June 4, 2009. She was born on 
August 22, 1926, in Morgantown, WV, to the late Carl and Blanche Cole Schenck. 

JoAnne spent most of her life employed in the telecommunications industry in a variety of 
capacities and geographic regions. Prior to her retirement in 1988, she had been a senior radio 
and television writer/producer for the NC Agency for Public Telecommunications in Raleigh since 
1977. Prior to her government employment, she had over twenty years of experience in the field 
of commercial broadcasting and programming employed by several radio stations including: 
WJNC/WRCM-Jacksonville, NC, WNEW-New York, NY, WHIO-Dayton, OH, WHLL-Wheeling, 
WV, and WAJR-Morgantown, WV.

She is survived by one son, R. Cole Harrington and two cousins, Doris Hallanan and Bill Black.

A brief funeral service will be held at 7:00PM, Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at St. Andrews on 
the Sound. Burial will take place in Morgantown, WV.

The family may be contacted at 910-264-5480.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  


 
Hatcher, Ronnie  
 
59, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will 
be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Beulaville. Burial will be held at 
11 a.m. Tuesday at East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville. Community Funeral Home, 
Beulaville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  
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Heath, Nancy Bordeaux

Nancy Bordeaux Heath, 75, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away at 2:35 a.m., Sunday, June 7th 2009. 
She is survived by her husband Forrest of the home, Forrest Heath Jr. and family (wife-Kandis, son-
Forrest III, daughter-Fallon) of Chapel Hill, N.C., son Randy and family (wife-Mary Martha, daughter-
Lindsayann, son-Nicholas, son-Michael, son-Andrew) of Chapel Hill, N.C.. 

She is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 
Longleaf Baptist Church, 317 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, N.C., with time of fellowship afterwards.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday June 20, 2009 at Carrboro Cemetery on the 
corner of Davie and Fidelity Streets in Carrboro, N.C. with a time of fellowship afterward in the 
Fellowship Hall at Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsboro Rd, Carrboro N.C..

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the charity of ones choice.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  


 
Henning, Nadene Royal

BOILING SPRING LAKES -- Mrs. Naden Royal Henning, age 80, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died 
Tuesday June 9, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Mrs. Henning was born in Sampson County on April 6, 1929, and was the daughter of the late 
Harvey and Norene Butler Royal. She was a Ward Clerk for many years at Dosher Memorial 
Hospital in Southport. Mrs. Henning was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Olivia Gooden and husband Kenneth of Winnabow; her 
granddaughter, Jonette Howard and husband Mike of Boiling Spring Lakes; great-grandchildren, 
Acacia, Kye, Olivia Nadene Howard; a sister, Margie Dozier-Tomei and husband John of Boiling 
Spring Lakes; two brothers, H.B. Royal and wife Pat of Faison , Junious "Sam" Royal of Sunset 
Harbor; nieces, Angela Bolduc, Daphne Carr, Brenda Fielder; nephews, Duane Royal, Brett 
Royal, Craig Royal, Jay Royal, Michael Burke.

Funeral services will be Friday June 12, 2009, at 5:00 pm at Mill Creek Baptist Church 
with Reverend Robert McClean officiating.

Burial will follow Saturday June 13, 2009, at 1 pm at Grandview Memorial Gardens, US 
Highway 421, Clinton, NC.

The family will receive friends following the service at Mill Creek Baptist Church Fellowship 
Hall.

You may offer condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Herndon, Harriet  
 
of Fayetteville, formerly of the Northwest community, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Cape 
Fear Valley Hospital, Fayetteville. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Perkinsville 
Baptist Church, Northwest community. Burial will be at the church cemetery. John H. 
Shaw's Son Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  
 

Heward, Melissa Ann Ganey

LELAND -- Melissa Ann Ganey Heward, age 31, of Leland, NC, died June 5, 2009. She was born 
on March 23, 1978.

She is survived by Daniel Ganey and three children, Alyssa, Christopher, and Zackary Ganey; 
also her mother, Julie Lawson; mother- and father-in-law, Juanita and Dickie Ganey; Grandparents, 
Thomas and Ellen Heward; Aunts and Uncles, Andrea and James Hydock, Stephanie and David 
Heward, Eileen Redmond and lots of loving family.

A memorial service will be held Saturday June 13, 2009, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1361 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland, NC 28451.

You may offer condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  


 
Hickman, Edith

Edith Jenrette Hickman, 88, of Calabash, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Grand Strand 
Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. She was born May 13, 1921, in Brunswick County, 
a daughter of the late Lorentus and Florie McLamb Jenrette. She retired after twenty years of 
service as a bookkeeper with The Dew Company in North Myrtle Beach. 

She was a member of the Brunswick Chapter No. 341 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the 
United Methodist Women. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leamon P. Hickman.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-laws, Wilda and Vivian Long of Ash, and Gail and Jimmy 
McLamb of Calabash; a sister-by-heart, Stella Jenrette; a brother-by-heart, Fred Hickman; 
grandchildren, Alison Blackmon and her husband, Ronnie, Kim Long, Len McLamb, and his wife 
Shannon, and Lori Skipper and husband, Kevin; great grandchildren, Brandy Marti, Faith Causey, 
Cody Long, Jesse McLamb, Olivia Blackmon, Sami McLamb, Morgan Skipper, and Corbin Skipper; 
and great, great grandchildren, Noah Marti and Brody Causey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Andrews Chapel 
United Methodist Church by The Rev. Phil Norris. Burial will be in Manley Bennett Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, June 5, 2009, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, 1424 Ash/Little River 
Road, Ash, NC 28420.

Condolences may be sent to the family at brunswickfuneralservice.com.

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/5/2009  



 
Hieronymus, George Lee

George Lee Hieronymus, 53, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009, at home.

He was born September 21, 1955, in Berea, Ohio to the late Cordy Harvey "CH" and Maude Cole 
Hieronymus. He moved to Wilmington in 1971 to help his older brothers start Hieronymus Brothers' 
Seafood. He was a commercial fisherman and commercial diver and ran commercial boats. He was 
also instrumental in assorted heavy construction projects in the Wilmington area. He had a vast 
knowledge and love for the ocean, fishing, and marine life. He loved his family, hunting, and music. 
George was an excellent chef, especially cooking seafood and creating dishes from scratch for his 
family and friends. He was a Civil War Confederate re-enactor for many years and had a wealth of 
knowledge about the Civil War.

He worked hard and played hard until a disabling injury gave him many challenges. George was 
strengthened and comforted by his faith in Jesus, and this faith carried him through these hardships.

He is survived by his wife, Julie A. Hieronymus, son G. Hunter Hieronymus, daughter, Maggie V. 
Hieronymus, brothers Harvey Hieronymus (Julia) and Cordy Hieronymus (Ilene), all of Wilmington, 
L. Glenn Hieronymus of Durango, CO, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved canine companion 
Jesse. He will be greatly missed by all. 

A service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, June 11, at Poplar Grove Plantation. Visitation will 
be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cape
 Fear River Watch, 610 Surry St., Wilmington, NC. 28401 or www.cfrw.us.com.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Higbee, Mary  
 
90, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at home. A Requiem Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary 
Catholic Church. Atlantic Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  

 
Hill, William  
 
71, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Columbus Regional Medical Center, Whiteville. The funeral 
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Inman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Bethel 
Cemetery, Clarendon. Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Holland, William Larry  
 
62, of Faison, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 
Community Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be at Devotional Gardens, Warsaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Holmes, Blanche Elizabeth

Ms. Blanche Elizabeth Holmes of 906 Dock Street died Thursday, June 4, 2009 at her residence. 
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Ebenezer Missionary 
Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, 2009, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at 
Adkins Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street

Adkins Drain Funeral Service, South 8th Street.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  



 
Holmes, Dolly Elizabeth  
 
of 36 Stoney Road, Castle Hayne, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 
noon Tuesday at Union Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Calvary Memorial Cemetery. 
Adkins-Drain Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/9/2009  


 
Hooks, Betty Rhodes  
 
79, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., formerly of Whiteville, died Thursday, June 4, 2009. A graveside service will be 
at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park. Peacock Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Horne, Alton  
 
died Friday, May 29, 2009. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Back Swamp Community 
Center. Burial will be at Interment Fountain Cemetery. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  




 
Horrell, Annie Mae

Annie Mae Horrell Anders, age 90, of Ivanhoe died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Pender Memorial 
Hospital.

She was born July 22, 1918, in Pender County to Rufus Carr Horrell and Mattie Lee Brown 
Horrell. She was also predeceased by her husband, Hayes Wilson Anders and brothers, 
Lawrence, Norwood and Colon Horrell.

Surviving are her devoted family: her daughters, Martha "Sue" Newton (Neal) of Burgaw and 
Louise A. Brown (Crandell) of Ivanhoe; son, Neill W. Anders (Sue) of Ivanhoe; grandchildren, 
Becky Lane (Phil), Gregg Newton (Drenda), Kelly Powers (Eddie), Keith Brown, Crystal Perry 
(Doug) and Michelle Kline; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Dyson of Raleigh and Gertie 
Hilton of Warsaw; brothers, Carey Horrell, Sr. of Ivanhoe and Hayes Horrell of Wilmington; and 
many nieces and nephews.

Annie Mae, a true Southern lady, was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, sister 
and friend. She loved and was loved dearly by her family and everyone who met her. Annie 
Mae loved the Lord and she showed this love in every facet of her life. She was a dedicated 
member of Harmony Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. She and Hayes 
created a Christian home filled with love and instilled Christian values in her children and 
grandchildren. In her younger years her love of nature and green thumb was revealed in her 
bountiful garden and beautiful flowers that graced her yard. The beautiful smile, warm heart 
and gentle nature of Annie Mae will forever remains in our hearts.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2209, at Harmony Presbyterian 
Church with Pastor Herbert Pate, The Rev. Gregg Newton, the Rev. Dr. Keith Brown, and 
The Rev. Eddie Powers officiating. 

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Carey Horrell, Jr., Kevin Horrell, Gene Horrell, Arden Horrell, Jimmy 
Horrell, Alton Anders, and Wayne Horrell.

Honorary bearers will be Lynn Hilton, Ronnie Horrell, Tom Clem, Jimmy Anders, Rob Shaw 
and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral 
Home, Burgaw, and at other times will be at the home of Annie Mae Anders.

Flowers are welcome and memorial gifts may be given to Harmony Presbyterian Church, 
C/O Roland Pendergrass, 5340 Tomahawk Hwy, Harrells, NC 28444 or to the charity of 
your choice.

Annie Mae's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the 2nd Floor Skilled 
Nursing Care staff at Pender Memorial Hospital for the tender loving care that they gave 
Annie Mae.

Condolences may be sent to www.quinnmcgowen.com

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/10/2009  

  
 
Howard, Richard Allan  
 
45, of Oak Island, died Monday, June 8, 2009. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday 
at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  



Howard, Shirley  
 
52, of 16594 U.S. 17 North, Hampstead, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at home. The funeral 
will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  

 
Howell, Mary Katherine "Tide" (Barber)

Mary "Tide" Katherine (Barber) Howell of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, died on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 
her home west of Pawhuska.

She was born January 16, 1941, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, the daughter of the late James William 
Barber, Sr., and Louise Inez Barber, and was preceded in death by her husband Bob Howell, sisters, 
Sylvia B. Stokes, Glenda B. Langley and Nancy B. Hudson, and her brother Benjamin L. Barber.

Mary was a great mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, and most of all friend. She found 
joy in something everyday and had an appreciation for the simple things in life. She loved the beach 
and the ocean, her dog Maggie, her family, her TV shows, cooking, visiting with her numerous friends 
at the casino, among many other things. She had a close relationship with her only granddaughter 
Kourtni and her only daughter and son-in-law Donna and Kevin. She got the nickname "Tide" from one 
of her siblings, as it was her first word due to the tides rolling in where she grew up. She was truly loved 
by all, and will be missed greatly. She was our superstar.

Mary is survived by: Her daughter: Donna Cain and Donna's husband, Kevin Cain; Her granddaughter: 
Kourtni Cain and grandson Paul Tutty, all of Pawhuska, OK; Sisters: Miriam B. Dowdy of North 
Carolina; Myrna B. Epps and husband, Harlan of Florida; Brother:James W. Barber, Jr. of North 
Carolina; Plus a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at McCartney's Johnson Funeral 
Home Chapel with interment to follow at Pawhuska Cemetery.

McCartney's Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  



 
Husbands, Joseph W.

The family of Joseph W. Husbands, age 64,of Wedowee, AL, will receive friends and guests at 2:00 P.M. 
on Saturday, June 13, 2009, in the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church in Lineville, AL. 

Mr. Husbands, a devoted husband and loving father, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at his residence 
after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gail Kennamer-Husbands 
and his sons, Whit Husbands of Lineville, AL and Shane Husbands and partner, Christopher Callihan 
of Wilmington, NC. Joseph was a loving brother to David L. Husbands and wife Kathryn of McCormick, 
SC and enjoyed a close friendship with brother-in-law Ray Kennamer and wife Martenia of Stone 
Mountain, TN. Mr. Husbands will be missed by so many nephews, nieces and many wonderful friends.

Mr. Husbands graduated from Jacksonville State University, receiving a Masters Degree in Business 
Administration. He had successful career serving as an Accountant and Chief Financial Officer. He 
retired from NHB Industries Inc. in 1999.

Mr. Husbands was an entrepreneur, inventor and avid adventure enthusiast. He loved to travel the world, 
learn from others and was a teacher to all who knew him. From sailing the West Indies to spending
 time on Lake Wedowee with family and friends, Joe loved life and lived each day to its fullest potential.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. They request that, in lieu of flowers,
 donations be made to Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT), Clay County Hospice or the First 
United Methodist Church in Lineville. Family and friends are encouraged to leave on-line condolences 
and share memories at www.benefieldfuneralhome.com

Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Jenkins, Nelson  
 
59, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cape Fear Christian 
Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Jones, Terry  
 
51, died Monday, June 8, 2009. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Faith Original Freewill 
Baptist Church, Leland. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 
Oleander Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  




 
Jones, Terry Dwayne

Terry Dwayne Jones, 51, of Wilmington, NC, passed away early Monday, June 8, 2009, at 6:30 
a.m. 

Terry was a gifted craftsman who could build anything with his hands. He worked for many large 
building companies in the Wilmington area. 

He is survived by his parents, Hilton and Elouise Jones; his son Terry Jones Jr.; two daughters, 
Paige Jones and Kelly Jones and two granddaughters Jessica and Summer. He is also survived 
by his significant other Tammy Clayton and two brothers Gary Jones and Keny Jones. He leaves 
behind many more loving family and friends. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Faith Original Freewill 
Baptist Church on Village Road in Leland with the Rev. Jerry Sizemore officiating. Interment will 
follow in the church cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Albert Ray Langston, Lynn Langston, 
Chris Clayton, Daryl Hughes, Jamie Rivenbark, Gary Jarvis and Lee Todd. Serving as Honorary 
Pallbearers will be Coty Alford and Josh Jones. 

The family will receive friends at on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Tributes and Condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.mem.com. 

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/10/2009  

 
 
Kern, Alfred

Alfred Kern, novelist and Professor Emeritus English at Allegheny College, died in Wilmington, North 
Carolina, June 2, 2009. Author of novels Made in USA, The Width of Waters and The Trial of Martin 
Ross, Mr. Kern's essays have been widely published and cited, most notably Hang the Enola Gay. 
During his long career at Allegheny, Mr. Kern served as Chairman of the English Department, Dean 
of the College and held the Frederick F. Seeley Chair. During his year as Distinguished Visiting 
Professor at the United States Air Force Academy from 1979-1980, Professor Kern was inspired 
to write several acclaimed essays relating arts to the military, including Waiting for Euripides and 
Humanities at the Hanoi Hilton. Among the many people he touched are the hundreds of students 
and young writers he taught and mentored, many of whom remained devoted friends throughout his 
life.

Born in Alliance, Ohio, in 1924, Mr. Kern served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre 
during World War II, returning to Allegheny to finish his degree. It was there he met and married 
Carole Franklin, his wife of nearly 62 years. Mr. Kern also leaves three children and five grandchildren: 
Sheridan Kern (Nick Imirziades, children, Ouriana and Georgia Kern); Pamela Quinn (Robert, children, 
Sarah and Patrick Quinn); and Stephen Kern (son, Riku Kern).

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Allegheny College, 520 North Main St, Box 
44, Meadville, PA 16335, or, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 
28401.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Kraynak, Gerald Joseph

SEPT. 9, 1934 - JUNE 9, 2009

RALEIGH -- Gerald Joseph Kraynak, 74 passed away Tuesday June 9, 2009. 

Gerald was a graduate of the University of Florida, a proud "Gator". He was also a volunteer with the 
prison ministry. Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as 
a geologist for the State of North Carolina. There will be a Prayer Service at 6:00 PM Friday June 12, 
2009 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. The family will receive friends from 5 - 6 PM Friday, one 
hour prior to the service. 

Gerald is survived by a daughter, Kathy Simpson and husband Bobby; two sons; Kevin Kraynak and 
Robert Kraynak and partner, Karl; a sister, Donna Barto; three brothers, Daniel Kraynak, Thomas 
Kraynak and Ronald Kraynak and two grandchildren, Cale and Clint Simpson.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Lanier, Pauline Barber

Pauline Barber Lanier, age 94, of Maple Hill passed peacefully into her eternal rest on Monday, 
June 1, 2009.

She was born June 18, 1914 in Onslow County, the daughter of the late Micha Franklin and Carrie 
Wood Barber. She was also predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Issac Lanier, Sr. and daughter, 
Patricia Wooten Oteifa.

Surviving are her children, Phyllis Wooten Benton of Clinton; Michael A. Lanier, Jr. (Debbie) of Maple 
Hill, Mary Lanier Russo of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kenneth I. Lanier, Jr. (Joan P.) of Maple Hill; 
twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and sister, Marguerite Overstreet of Jacksonville.

Pauline, a true Southern lady, was a devoted wife and diligent mother, grandmother, sister, friend 
and neighbor. She taught her children independence, integrity, sincerity, and how to laugh and to
 fix most anything. One always knew where they stood with Pauline as she spoke what was on her 
mind. Her love of nature and green thumb was revealed in her bountiful garden and beautiful flowers 
that graced her yard. In younger years one of Pauline's many talents were raising birds... cockatiels, 
love birds, and parakeets. Knowing Pauline with her spritely personality brought sunshine into your 
life and joy to your day. Our lives are blessed and enriched to have walked with Pauline on her life's 
fruitful journey.

A Celebration of Pauline's Life will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at Maple Hill Presbyterian 
Church with Pastor Richard Wurtzel and The Rev. Roscoe Watkins, Sr.

Burial will follow in Lanier and Meadows Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Jimmy Sholar, Gordon Sloan, David Powers, Stacy Wooten, Richard James 
and LeGrand Lanier.

The family invites all to a covered dish lunch at Maple Hill Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall 
immediately following the funeral service and burial. A gathering for fellowship and sharing 
memories. 

Memorial gifts may be given to Maple Hill Presbyterian Church, C/O W. P. Marshburn, 14171 NC 
Hwy 53 E, Maple Hill, NC 28454.

Condolences may be sent to www.quinnmcgowen.com 

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Lauer, Eugene  
 
75, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. Arrangements 
by Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Lee, Earl  
 
75, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sandhills 
State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Leonard, Esther  
 
of Wilmington, died Sunday, May 31, 2009. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith 
Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Lewis, Raymond Brent

Mr. Raymond Brent Lewis, aged 78, of Winnabow, died Sunday, June 7th 2009, at Ocean Trail 
Convalescent Center in Southport. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 11th, 
2009, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Supply. Interment will follow at Lebanon 
Baptist Church Cemetery in Winnabow.

Mr. Lewis was born October 12th, 1930, in Brunswick County, a son of the late Frank M. and 
Hattie Jane Swain Lewis. He was a past choir director at Lebanon Baptist Church.

Survivors include his 2 sons, Dary Lewis and wife Melissa of Winnabow and Ernest Lewis and 
wife Sharon of Hampstead; a daughter, Gwendolyn Faye Allen of Spruce Pine, NC; 2 brothers, 
Bryant Lewis of Richlands, NC and Douglas Lewis of Winnabow; a sister, Joe McBride of 
Nashville, NC; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 at Coble Ward-Smith 
Funeral Home Chapel, Supply.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/10/2009  


 
Lewis, Raymond Brent  
 
78, of Winnabow, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center, Southport. 
Arrangements by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/9/2009  
 


 
Logan, Sarah M.

Mrs. Sarah M. Logan born on September 26, 1921 passed away at home on Sunday May 31, 2009. 
Funeral services will be held at noon on June 6, 2009, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington, 
NC. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Adkins Drain Funeral Service, South 8th Street.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  


 
McCrae, Elizabeth  
 
of 3709 Prices Lane, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral 
will be at noon Saturday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 3701 Princess Place Drive. Burial 
will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  

 
 
McCreery Jr., Norman  
 
51, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. 
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Ogden Park, Shelter No. 3. Wilmington Burial and 
Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
McDade, William A. "Bill"

William "Bill" A. McDade, 57 of Carolina Beach passed away June 6, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his father William McDade.

Bill is survived by his mother Dolores McDade, brothers Verne and wife Jennifer, Kenneth 
and wife Suzanne, and John, niece Erin and nephew Justin.

He was a kind and gentle soul who loved the water and living on his sailboat. He had many 
friends and especially David Tilley and his wife Casey. Bill had many occupations such as 
steel worker, EMS, and sales. He will be missed by all.

Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to donor's choice.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/8/2009  
 

 
 
McDaniel, Louise Fox

Louise Fox McDaniel, 98, of Wilmington, NC, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 
3, 2009 at Cape Fear Hospital.

She was born on February 28, 1911, the daughter of the late Joseph Bernard Fox, Sr. and 
Louise Harper Fox. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Seavy McDaniel, a 
son, Paul J. McDaniel, Sr., and two brothers, Joseph B. Fox, Jr. and John H. Fox, Sr.

Mrs. McDaniel was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was an honorary 
member of Cape Fear Country Club and a member of Cape Fear Garden Club, New Hanover 
Republican Women's Club, Cape Fear Hospital Auxiliary, Residents of Old Wilmington, St. 
John's Art Gallery and was on the Board of Directors at the Girl's Club.

Surviving are her sons, John G. "Garry" McDaniel, Sr. and wife Betty, Michael F. McDaniel and 
wife Laurie, all of Wilmington, NC; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and five 
great-great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Lucretia McDaniel.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm Friday, June 5, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary Market 
Street Chapel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 am Saturday, June 6, 2009 at St. Mary 
Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Fulton, Samuel Glazier, Michael Glazier, Donald R. Sykes, Jr., 
Travis Price and Rodgers Jeffrey.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/5/2009  


 
McGirt, Joe Lee  
 
47, of 141 Fairfield Drive, Maxton, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Scotland Memorial Hospital, 
Laurinburg. Arrangements by S&L Funeral Home, Maxton.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/8/2009  



McLean, David Eugene "Big Dave"

David "Big Dave" Eugene McLean, 52, of Wilmington, N.C. went to be with his Heavenly Father on 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 

He was born in New Hanover County, January 9, 1957, son of Margaret ( Peggy ) Hamm and husband, 
Pete of Rocky Point, North Carolina. He was an Honors (Phi Theta Kappa) graduate of Cape Fear 
Community College obtaining an A.A.S. degree in Architectural Technology. 

Surviving members of his family include; Son, Micheal Christopher "Chris" McLean; Son, Johnathan 
Bradley "Brad" McLean; Son, Taylor Drew McLean; Daughter, Whitney M. Alcorn, husband Terry 
and two grandsons, Kaden and Riley; Sister, Lisa Lane Coogan, husband Donnie and three nephews, 
Malcolm, Josh, and Tanner; Sister; Julie A. Montford, husband David, nephew Jeffrey "Jeff" and niece 
Georganna. 

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2009 beginning at 11:00 am at Pine Valley 
United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Boulevard. A reception will follow. 

The family wishes to thank Pine Valley United Methodist Church, David and Elizabeth Beam, and 
Lighthouse Worship Center for their unselfish acts of kindness shown to us throughout this difficult
 time. 

In remembrance send flowers ( or in lieu of flowers, donations) to Pine Valley United Methodist 
Church.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Metts, Sue Marshall Stephenson

Sue Marshall Stephenson Metts, 82, of Wilmington, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at her daughter's 
home in Raleigh after a six month illness.

She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, November 16, 1926, the daughter of the late Matt Ransom 
Stephenson and Ethel Marshall Stephenson Magruder.

Mrs. Metts attended Peace College and St. Mary's School in Raleigh. She was an active member 
of the Junior League of Wilmington, worked in the auxiliary at James Walker Memorial Hospital as 
well as New Hanover Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Colonial Dames of North Carolina. 

She was preceded by her husband, John Van B. Metts, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Marshall Metts Boone and Dan K. Boone of Raleigh and her son 
John Van B. "Jack" Metts, III of Wilmington and three grandchildren, Molly Stephenson Boone, 
Mary-Marshall Boone and John Van B. "Bo" Metts IV. Also surviving is her sister, Nancy 
Stephenson Mann and three nephews and one niece, all of Wilmington.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 June 6, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery. The Reverend John 
C. Drewry of St. Andrews Episcopal Church will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physician's 
Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401 and to Oakdale Cemetery, 520 North 15th Street, Wilmington, 
N.C. 28401.

The family will receive at the home, 423 Sylvan Lane, Wilmington from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on 
Friday, June 5, 2009.

Andrews Mortuary Chapel, Market Street.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Miley, John Arthur

John Arthur Miley, age 53, died, Sunday, June 7, 2009.

John was a graduate of Boston College and was the former Chief Financial Officer of American 
Media.

John was the sweetest man we will ever know. He was selfless, generous, loving, and kind, and 
was always there for his family. He was a wonderful caregiver to his family and friends.

John is survived by his parents, John and Ginny Miley; wife, Melissa Faison Miley; three sons, 
Mike (26), Matt (23), and Chris (22), and daughter, Caroline (14) and two sisters, Debbie and 
Ginny. 

John's friends are invited to join the family to celebrate the life of this beautiful man, from 5 to 
7 pm Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 154 Spring Creek Lane, Wilmington. A Funeral Mass will 
be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 9:45 am in John's hometown church, Old St. Patrick 
Stone Church in Yorktown Heights, New York. Burial will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery 
in Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an Education Fund benefiting his daughter, 
Caroline Miley at any Wachovia Bank Branch.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/10/2009  



 
Miller, Ruby Quinn  
 
96, of Pink Hill, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at 
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge 
Memorial Park, Pink Hill.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Moore, Daniel "Dan"  
 
81, of Watha, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A memorial 
service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/8/2009  


 
Moroney, Janine "Nini"

Janine Heather Moroney, 33, of Wilmington, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center.

Janine was born March 4, 1976, in Carmel, NY, daughter of Thomas and Carolynn Amacher Moroney.

Miss Moroney, known as "Nini" to her family and friends, attended Ketcham High School in 
Wappingers Falls, NY. She was a big-hearted person who always put everyone else first before 
herself. She loved reading and going to concerts. Janine was a good mother, daughter, sister, aunt, 
and friend.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Ashly Farley; fiancÚ, Rick Vonville; 
grandmother, Evelyn Amacher, all of Wilmington; three sisters, Colleen Crilly of Indianapolis, IN, 
Doreen Moroney, and Catherine Moroney; and a brother, Tom Moroney, all of Wilmington; and 
several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 3pm Friday, June 12, 2009, at Andrews Market Chapel, with Rev. 
Bob Kus officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, at the funeral home, from 1pm until 
the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Janine's name may be made to American Heart Association, 
Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market St Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  



 
Murray, Mary Odom

Mary Odom Murray, 86, of Wilmington, passed away on June 5, 2009. She was born July 22, 1922, 
to Francis Marion and Idella Piner Odom, in Bolton, NC.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, S.W. (Red) Murray, Jr.; one son, Eugene 
Murray; brothers, George, John and Thomas and a sister, Margaret Gangloff.

She is survived by four sons, William, Wayne, and Larry (Margie) of Wilmington and Harry (Cate) of 
Seven Springs, NC; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and two sisters, Frances Payne 
of Bolton and Katy Parker of Broadway, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00PM, Monday, June 8, 2009, at Brookfield Church of God. The 
family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the church.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Andrews Mortuary Market St. Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  


 
Murray, Michael  
 
of 315 S. 13th St., died Monday, June 1, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The 
funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Pine 
Forest Cemetery. John. H. Shaw's Son Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/8/2009  




 
Nattiel, Rodriquez  
 
45, of Wilmington, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Wilmington 
Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Nelson, Genevieve Skrobacz

Genevieve Skrobacz Nelson, 59, died peacefully on June 9, 2009, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
surrounded by her family and friends.

Genevieve was born in Germany, the daughter of Stefan Skrobacz and Anna Henke Skrobacz and 
was brought to the United States as a child by her parents, settling in Jersey City, NJ.

She was predeceased by her father Stefan and brother Stephen.

She is survived by her husband of thirty-five years, James; daughters, Andrea of Raleigh and Erica 
of Greensboro. Other survivors include her mother, Anna Skrobacz; brother, John ; sisters, Annie 
and Christine Skrobacz and Janet Piscopo; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Piscopo; and several nieces 
and nephews.

Genevieve spent most of her career working in law offices beginning at the legal department at 
AT&T in New York City and thereafter at a series of private firms in New Jersey and North 
Carolina.

Genevieve enjoyed her time in Wilmington and could often be found at the beach, at the pool, 
or attending a local festival. Behind her quiet thoughtful demeanor was a great sense of humor 
and a contagious laugh.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary Valley 
Chapel, 4108 South College Road, Wilmington, NC.

The funeral service will be private. A memorial is planned for later this summer in New Jersey.

The Nelson family wishes to thank the staffs of New Hanover Regional Medical Center and 
Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their excellent care in her final days.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 
Physician's Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmorutary.com

Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  



 
Newkirk, Cynthia  
 
44, of 559 Fennelltown Road, Burgaw, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Church. Burial will follow at the Lewis Cemetery, Currie. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Newman, Hilda Leatrice Rabon

Hilda Leatrice Rabon Newman born May 6, 1928, passed away Monday night June 1, 2009 of 
natural causes.

Hilda was born and raised in Chadbourn, NC and settled in Wilmington, NC over 50 years ago. 
Hilda was very active in the community volunteering at New Hanover Regional Hospital and was 
also a cherished member of Long Leaf Baptist Church. Hilda is known for her strong will and 
vivacious outlook on life.

Hilda is survived by her adoring husband of 60 years Everette Newman, two loving sons Everette 
Newman, II and wife Nancy, and Ronnie Newman, three loving grandchildren Megan Newman, 
Tristan Newman and Logan Newman, three sisters Mary Elizabeth Mayes, Brenda Brand, and 
Billie Anne Lane.

Hilda will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Long Leaf Baptist Church where the 
family will receive friends from 10:30 until the service time. The Pastor Eugene Ridley will officiate. 
Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Long Leaf Baptist Church.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  

 
 
Newsome Jr., Willie  
 
of 706 Meares St., died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday 
at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Adkins-Drain Funeral 
Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  



Norris, Lawrence Ray  
 
26, of Fair Bluff, died Wednesday, June 3, 2008, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. The funeral will 
be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Whiteville. Burial will be at Porter Swamp Baptist 
Church cemetery, Cerro Gordo. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  

 


 
Northam Sr., William Oren*  

William Oren Northam, Sr, 72, of Leland, died peacefully Sunday morning, May 31, 2009, at his 
residence, while in the company of his family and friends.

He was born in Charlotte, NC, on October 14, 1936, the son of the late John Thomas and Annie 
Kathlyn (Marcus) Northam.

On June 2, 1957, William Oren and Betty Joe McGowan were married in Leland, NC. They were 
married 52 years.

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard earning the Rank of SGT, and worked with Babcock 
and Wilcox of Wilmington, for 21 years.

Surviving besides his wife, Betty Joe, are: a daughter, Susan N. Pridgen and husband Britt of 
Leland, NC., two sons, William O. Northam, Jr, and wife Maria of Wilmington, NC, and Gary 
W. Northam, Sr. and wife Robin of Leland, NC. Also 10 Grandchildren: Angela Marie, Amy 
Michelle and husband Chris, Crystal Dawn and husband John, Hannah Danielle, Gary Wayne, 
Jr and wife Brandy, Bryan Scott and wife Tiffany, Johnathan Oren, Spencer Lorene, Brittany 
Alexis, and 7 Great-grandchildren: Camryn Alexis, Christopher Landen, Caroline Elizabeth, 
Kaylee Rene, Wesley Gray, Madison Page, Brayson Scott.

One of his greatest joys was playing with and spoiling all of his Grandchildren.

Graveside Service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Greenlawn 
Memorial Park with Rev L.R. Teachey.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, from 7 to 9 PM, at Village Road 
Memorial Chapel, Leland NC.

Memorial may be made to: St. Jude's Childrens Fund 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn 
38105, and the Duke Children's Miracle Network, 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710.

Online condolences may be made to: director@villageroadchapel.com

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland NC, 28451

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  
 

 
Norwood, Kelley Kay Totsch  
 
48, of 38th Street, Oak Island, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at home. A memorial service will be at
 3 p.m. Sunday at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Osmore Jr., Earl Lorenzo  
 
70, of Whiteville, formerly of Ocean Isle Beach, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The funeral will 
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peacock Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Peacock's Columbus 
Memorial Park. Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  



 
Oswald, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Oswald, age 88, of 670 Johnson Nursery Road, Willard, NC died June 9, 2009, at 
her residence. 

A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Mrs. Oswald was born September 1, 1921. Mrs. Oswald is survived 
by one son, Doug Oswald and wife Pam of Willard; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 
She was the widow of Robert Wade Oswald, and predeceased by her parents and one daughter, 
Sandra Jean Perez. 

A Memorial service will be held in Dubuque, Iowa at a later date. To sign the guest book visit, 
www.padgettfuneralhome.net.

Padgett Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Parker, Arbie Boyd  
 
71, of the Old Dock community, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center, Wilmington. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Parker family cemetery, 
Dock Road, Old Dock. McKenzie Mortuary Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Parker, David Robert

David Robert Parker, 61, died October 31, 2008 at a care facility in Durham, culminating a lengthy 
illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, George R. Parker and Marie Pusey Parker, and 
a baby sister, Martha G. Parker, all of Clinton.

Before returning to Clinton, David lived in Wilmington many years. During that time he appeared in 
many stage productions presented by Opera House Theater Group. He also had numerous parts 
and scenes in movies and national television shows.

He is survived by sisters, Annette Parker Sparks of Cape Canaveral, FL (formerly of Wilmington), 
and Nancy Parker Corbitt and husband Herman H. "Red" Corbitt of San Antonio, TX; and six nieces. 
David also had many friends who became a second family that helped him along life's way. 

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral 
Home in Clinton. The Rev. John C. Drewry will officiate. The family will receive friends following the 
service.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  


 
Parker, Evelyn

WILMINGTON -- Mrs. Evelyn Parker, 77, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2009. Mrs. 
Parker was the daughter of the late Ocy and Alice Johnson. She is also preceded by her loving 
husband; Wilbert Parker, and a son; Sgt. Bradley Parker. Mrs. Parker is survived by two daughters; 
Charlene McDaniel and husband Robert of Wilmington, Darlene Shipp and husband Wayne of 
Virginia Beach, VA, two sisters; Estelle Johnson of Wallace, NC, Lima Faucette of Autryville, 
NC, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Parker was a Godly woman. Since the time she dedicated her life to Christ, and to The 
Church of God, where she was a dedicated long-standing member, Sister Evelyn was a true Saint. 
Through the years, she also greatly enjoyed working with the Dorcus Club. A loving wife, mother, 
grandmother, and wonderful friend, Evelyn will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all 
whose lives she has touched throughout the years we had her with us.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Coble Ward-Smith, Oleander 
Chapel. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, June 8, 2009, at The Church of God, Middle 
Sound Loop Rd., with interment to follow at Oleander Memorial gardens

Online condolences are welcome at www.mem.com.

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel 791-4444

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  



 
Pearson, Gertrude  
 
of 707 South 11th Street, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, 504 Evans 
St. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Pearson, Helen Lee Brooks

Mrs. Helen Lee Brooks Pearson, 80 of Jefferson Street, Wilmington, died Wednesday, June 3,
 2009 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Pearson was born March 30, 1929 in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Walter Bert 
Doshua Durden Brooks. She attended the Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in 
death by a daughter Bonita Gail Campbell.

Survivors include one brother Billy Ray Brooks of Wilmington, four sisters, Eunice Poynter of 
Richmond, KY; Aline Delaney of Phoenix, AR; Peggy Allen and Annette Jackson both of 
Wilmington, two grandchildren Angie Evans and Tammy Avant and three great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held today at 11:00 A.M., at Greenlawn Memorial Park by the 
Reverend A. Kelly Stanley Jr.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer`s Association, Eastern 
N.C. Chapter, 400 Oberlin Rd. Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605-1351

Tributes and condolences may be offered to the family at www.mem.com.

A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/5/2009  


 
Pearson, Sadie

Sadie Pearson of 1013 Campbell Street, died Monday, June 1, 2009 at Elderhaus at the Lake.
 Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Cape Fear Congregation 
of Jehovah Witness, 1828 S 16th Street. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A Service of John H. Shaw's Son Funeral Home

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Penny, John Calvin "JC"  
 
63, of Hallsboro, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. 
Friday at the Penny family cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Perdue, Catherine Chestnutt

Catherine Chestnutt Perdue of Wilmington, NC, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Duplin County, NC on May 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Cecil E. and Effie 
Miller Chestnutt. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Perdue, Maj., USMC, Ret., 
and three brothers, Davis, Norwood, and Elbert Chestnutt.

Mrs. Perdue was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Baker of Kinston, NC, and Edna Lockfaw of Wilmington, NC;
 two brothers, Ray Chestnutt and wife Frances Chandler of Wilmington, NC, and Howard 
Chestnutt and wife Kathryn of Raleigh, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, June 11, 2009 in Oleander Memorial 
Gardens by Rev. Mark Teachey.

Memorials may be made to Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, 
NC 28403.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  


 
Perkinson, John Wesley

John Wesley Perkinson, 78, retired United Airlines Manager of Fleet Operations, Korean War veteran, 
and beloved family member, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009. He was born July 17, 1930, in 
Chesterfield County, Va., son of the late Norman Louis Perkinson and Gladys Conn Perkinson Genner. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Hunter Conn Perkinson, and sister, Mary Helen Perkinson. 
During the Korean War, John flew photo reconnaissance missions, earning a Naval Commendation 
Medal and a China Service Ribbon. He later retired from the Navy with 20 years of service as a 
commander. John began his airline career with Capital Airlines as a DC-3 co-pilot in 1955. Capital 
was acquired by United in 1960 and, during his tenure with United, also served as Captain, Chief 
Pilot, Manager of Airway Traffic Control, and Manager of Flight Safety. A tenth-generation Virginian, 
John was a member of the Freemasons, Clan Hamilton Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 
Association of Naval Aviators, and Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society. He belonged to Bruton 
Parish Church of Williamsburg and Belle Haven Country 
Club of Alexandria, Va., and recently published the Perkinson Family History, a product of his 
genealogical interest and years of research. He is survived by his wife, Jane Brown Perkinson, 
of Williamsburg; son, John Wesley Perkinson, Jr., and his wife, Cynthia Rich Perkinson, of 
Herndon, Va.; son, Robert Lyle Webster Perkinson, and his wife, Anne Sylvia Perkinson, of 
Alexandria; grandchildren Margaret Benton Perkinson and John Wesley Perkinson, III, of 
Herndon; and sister, Nancy Perkinson Hawkins, of Orange, Va. A memorial service will be held 
Monday, June 8, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, Va. In 
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the Church or to Autism Speaks c/o 
Jack's Team (http://www.walknowforautism.org/dc/jacksteam).

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/5/2009  

  
 
Permenter, Jack Wallace

Jack Wallace Permenter. 87, beloved husband of Cleople H Permenter, passed peacefully June 
6, 2009, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Born January 9, 1922, in Wilmington, North Carolina, to Rona Gordon Permenter and Beatrice 
(Cox) Permenter 

Jack graduated Salutatorian of his High School before entering the Navy in 1943 and served in 
Ron 34 and 35 on PT 508, seeing action on the day before D day and through the days following 
the invasion. Jack received the Meritorious Mast Award, and the Bronze star for saving sailors 
aboard the Rapidly sinking Escort Destroyer "Rich" along with campaign medals and ribbons.

After returning home from the war he Married Cleople (Hardee) Boyd on July 12, 1947. Under
 the G.I Bill he went to NC State receiving his BS degree in Agriculture with High Honors and 
his Masters degree in Agronomy With Honors in 1955.

Jack moved his family to Connecticut where he went to work for Windsor Shade Tobacco 
Company working there for many years. With retirement he and his wife Cleople moved from 
East Hartford, CT, to Manchester CT, before heading back to North Carolina.

From a very musical family Jack always loved music and at a young age learned how to play the 
guitar. He also was a real sports fan enjoying basketball, football, baseball and golf (which he 
also played). After many years of playing bridge with his wife Cleople and their friends he became 
a master bridge player at the Hartford Bridge Club. 

Later in life he enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and word games. Jack will always be remembered 
for his quick dry whit and sense of humor.

Jack leaves his wife of over 60 years Cleople H Permenter; a daughter Dolores White of NC; a daughter 
and son-in-law Carol and Allan Edgerly of CT; and his son and daughter-in-law Gordon and Kay 
Permenter of CT; five grandchildren James Burris, Sheri Reade-Hill, Christine Sessa, Ashley 
Permenter, and Alyse Permenter; three great-grandchildren Dakota Burris, Alaina Burris and 
Gordon Reade-Hill; and one great-great-grandson Will Burris. Jack also leaves two brothers 
Eugene Permenter of NC and Richard Permenter of NY; a brother-in- law O'brien Hardee and 
his wife Joyce of SC; a sister-in-law Mildred Hardee of NC; a sister-in-law Frances Phillips of 
NC; and many nieces and nephews. A sister Mary-Ellen Hickman of NC predeceased him. All 
who loved him and knew him will miss Jack. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Lee Funeral Home. Funeral 
services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, June 10 at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will 
follow in the church cemetery.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/8/2009  



 
Phillips, Hattie  
 
formerly of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Orlando, Fla. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. 
Saturday at St. Stephen AME Church. Burial will be at Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain 
Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  


  
 
Pierce, Ruby Carter  
 
85, formally of Wilmington, died Friday, Monday 29, 2009. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. 
Thursday at Mausoleum Chapel, Greenlawn Memorial Park. Andrews Mortuary Market Street 
Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Pirnat, Robert  
 
90, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday 
at St. Mark Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Coble 
Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  

  
 
Potter Jr., Louie  
 
80, of Wilmington, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be 
held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Powell, Eva Evelyn Ward  
 
88, of Whiteville, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Whiteville. Burial will be at 
Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park. Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/9/2009  
 

Rackley, Eunice Katherine Murrell

On June 10, 2009, ' Kitty's' eternal life began with her Lord. She always looked forward to her new 
life and enjoyed sharing the word of the Bible with all of us.

Kitty was born October 8, 1923 to George and Thelma Murrell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Sue Sifritt.

Surviving are her daughter Marsha Carroll (Wilmington), sons Dewey Rackley and wife Dorothy 
(Wilmington) and Lawrence Rackley and partner Donnie (Tampa, Fl) maternal granddaughter 
Katherine Carroll (Albuquerque, NM) granddaughter Renee' Hall (Little Rock, AR)paternal grandson 
Dewey Rackley and wife Shannon and great granddaughter Deljah, grandson Paul Hall (Wilmington)

We wish to thank the wonderful care givers at the Hospice Center, New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center and the members of Fran Young's team at Cape Fear Home Care for their love and support 
over the years. Kitty loved each and every one of you.

Kitty gave us all wonderful memories that we shall all cherish for life. Plans for a celebration of 
Kitty's life will be announced in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, please forward gifts of love to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians 
Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  


 
Ramsden, Nancy T.  
 
85, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009. A private service will be held Saturday at St. Andrews 
on the Sound. Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Reeves, Alice Mae  
 
87, of Calabash, died Thursday, June 4, 2009. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brunswick 
Funeral Service, Shallotte. Burial will be at Brunswick Memorial Gardens.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Reynolds, Harriett Smith

WILMINGTON -- Harriett Smith Reynolds, 88, of Wilmington passed away on June 1, 2009. 
Born in 1920 in Pender County, her parents were the late Thomas and Hattie Watson Smith. 
Harriett graduated from the James Walker School of Nursing in Wilmington. She served as an 
officer in the European Theatre of World War II, later continuing her career in nursing at Valley 
Forge. 

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was 
predeceased by her husband, Clarence E. Reynolds "Hawkie;" sisters, Margaret S. 
Burkheimer and Katherine S. Willis and brother, Thomas A. Smith. 

A Memorial Service and inurnment will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the 
Mausoleum of Greenlawn Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Dr. Mark Highfill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville 
Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403. 

Tributes and condolences may be sent to the family at www.mem.com.

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from 6/8/2009 - 6/11/2009


 
Rich, Helen  
 
67, of NC Hwy. 210 West, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Sampson Regional Medical Center, 
Clinton. Arrangements will be announced by Carter Funeral Home, Garland.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Rivenbark, John William

Mr. John William Rivenbark age 71 of 1834 Powers Road, Wallace died Sunday May 31, 2009 
at Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday June 3, 2009 at Padgett Funeral Chapel 
conducted by Rev. Tommy Blanton. Entombment will follow in Riverview Memorial Park 
Mausoleum. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Patricia Ann Rivenbark, of the home, two daughters, Mrs. 
Vickie McGee and husband Mike of Castle Hayne and Sonjia Rivenbark of Magnolia, two 
sons, James Edward "Eddie" Rivenbark and wife Ann of Southport and Thomas "Tommy" 
Rivenbark and wife Bev of Wilmington, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and 
one sister, Mrs. Mildred Matthew of Willard.

Born in Pender County, Mr. Rivenbark was the son of the late William Calvin and Daisey P
iner Rivenbark and was a member of Antioch Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, 
one sister and a nephew.

Casketbearers will be Josh Rivenbark, John Rivenbark, Durwood Parker, III, Jason Parker, 
Chuck Burgess and Johnathan Watts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bank of America, 117 E. Southerland Street, 
Wallace, N. C. 28466 in memory of John W. Rivenbark.

The family will receive at Padgett Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday and at their 
residence, 1834 Powers Road, Wallace other times.

Padgett Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

To sign guest book visit www.padgettfuneralhome.net

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/2/2009  


 
Rivenbark, Sam

Sam Rivenbark, age 88, of Rose Hill died Friday, June 05, 2009 at Duplin General Hospital. 

He was born February 25, 1921 in Duplin County and was the son of the late Junie B. and Nancy 
Teachey Rivenbark. He was also predeceased by his son-in-law, Charles Leonard Teachey; brothers, 
Walter Rivenbark, Ralph Rivenbark and George Rivenbark and sisters, Flora Rivenbark and Sarah
English. 

Mr. Rivenbark served his country honorably in the US Navy during WWII. He owned and operated 
Rivenbark's Grocery Store in the Island Creek Community for forty-three years. He was a life-long 
member of Island Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his devoted wife of sixty-nine years, Dorothy Teachey Rivenbark of the home; son, 
J. F. "Bud" Rivenbark (Donna) of Sneads Ferry; daughters, Linda Rivenbark Teachey of Mt. Olive 
and Jeri Rivenbark Bradshaw (Harry W.) of Rose Hill; granddaughters, Brenda T. Barwick (Ricky), 
Deborah T. Shivar (Phillip), Jill B. Brisson (Jeff), and Ginger C. Bradshaw; great grandchildren, 
Cody Wendorf, Matthew Shivar, Hope Shivar and Jaleigh Caroline Bradshaw; sister Arlene R. 
Yow of Wilmington; special nephew, Jimmy Parker and wife, Angie of Hampstead and family 
friend, Gary Faircloth.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am Monday, June 8, 2009 at Island Creek Baptist Church with the 
Rev. Ronald Ginn officiating.

Entombment will follow with military honors in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Gary Faircloth, Mike Teachey, Mark Teachey, Tommy Bradshaw, Glenn 
Bradshaw and Garry Teachey.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Milton Bradshaw, Wendell Teachey, L.P. Rivenbark, Linwood 
Hanchey, Joe Bland, M.E. "Bud" Teachey, Bobby Teachey, Clem Faircloth, Craig King, Doug 
Faircloth, Tony Bradshaw, Johnny Norris, Dan Norris and Mickey Bradshaw. 

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in 
Wallace and other times at the home of Sam and Dorothy Rivenbark.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Island Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 
237 Pasture Branch Rd., Rose Hill, NC 28458.

Condolences may be made to www.quinnmcgowen.com

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  



 
Russell, Dorothy  
 
of 501 Barclay Hills Drive, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive AME Church. Burial will be at 
Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  
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Saks Jr., Thomas Harry

LELAND, NC -- Mr. Thomas Harry Saks, Jr. of Leland, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.

He was born in Landstuhl, Germany on November 15, 1953, the son of Margaret (Deans) Roper 
of Wilmington, and the late Thomas Harry Saks, Sr., and was the owner of Tax Works, Inc., 
Leland, NC.

Surviving besides his wife, Eileen Saks of the home are: two daughters, Delores Nye and her 
husband Franklin of Wilmington, NC, and Debra Royal and her husband David of Wilmington, 
NC, a sister, Robin Watkins and husband Ed of Wilmington, NC, also his grandchildren: Avery, 
Cayla, Camden, Ashley, Conan.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-5 PM Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Village 
Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.

The family wishes to thank Chief Taylor and his officers, Brunswick County EMS Station 2, 
County Medics #42, Northwest Fire Department, and the New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center Special Police for their help and support.

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.

Online condolences may be sent to director@villageroadchapel.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Scott, Nellie B.  
 
of 630 Tulane Drive, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Davis Funeral Home, Jordan Memorial Chapel. 
Burial will follow in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Servotte, John Sherman

John Sherman Servotte, 75, of Wilmington, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear 
Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

John was born June 20, 1933, in Green Bay, WI, son of the late William J. Servotte and Agnes 
Sherman Servotte.

Mr. Servotte was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He served in the U.S. Army and had 
a 30-year career in the paper business. He was the owner and president of Paper Specialty Co. in 
Wausau, WI, from 1967 to 1982. He and his family moved to Wilmington, NC, in 1987 where he 
was employed with Brame Paper Co. and then as a consultant for the National Paper Trade 
Association.

John was a loving husband and father who enjoyed golf and travel. He was known for his gregarious 
nature, sense of humor, and great passion for his Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Servotte; son, Michael Servotte of Denver, CO; sisters,
 Isabel Reynolds and husband, Jim, of Edina, MN, and Mary Condon and husband, Charles, of 
Hutchinson, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Andrews Valley 
Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials, in John's name, may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 
Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, 
Alexandria, VA 22312.

A funeral service will be held in Green Bay, WI, at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Valley Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  


 
Smallwood, William  
 
68, of Hollyview Drive, Bolivia, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Dosher Memorial Hospital. The funeral 
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Peacock-Newman and White Funeral Home, Southport. 
Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. Peacock-Newman and White Funeral 
and Cremation Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Smith, Charles W.

Charles W. Smith, 73, of Charlotte, died peacefully on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear 
Hospice in Wilmington, NC, of complications related to Alzheimer 's disease. He was born October 
30, 1935, at home in Charlotte, to the late Hoke and Mamie Layton Smith.

A graduate of West Mecklenburg High School and Charlotte College, Charles was a Professional 
Engineer prior to retirement. He loved sailing and was a pilot most of his adult life. His family and 
friends have many wonderful memories of 'flying off with Charlie', sailing Lake Norman and his 
humor that made many cherished stories.

Charlie married Harriet Drake in 1957, starting the family that he loved and took such great pride 
in. The marriage produced three children and six grandchildren. The lessons of unconditional love
 he provided to his children and grandchildren help to sustain a strong and loving family, providing 
great joy in their lives. Charlie's family was at his side during his long struggle.

'Granddaddy' will be greatly missed by his daughter Peggy Samz, her husband Fred their children 
Chase, Ellen and Kelly of Dallas, TX; his daughter Donna Overton, her husband Glenn their children 
Julia, Alyssa and Drake of Wilmington, NC; his son David C. Smith with his life partner Michael von 
Kampen of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Charles is survived by four brothers and sisters and their families. Ben W. Smith and wife Elaine of 
Sarasota, FL; Rachel Smith of Charlotte; Guy H. Smith and wife Debbie of Tampa, FL; Joanne 
Gorman and husband Pat of Rochester, NY.

The family will always hold Harriet (Mom) and Anne Tate in their hearts. The care, kindness and support 
they provided during many difficult years can never be repaid. The family would like to extend their 
gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Paraklay Way for the wonderful care that they gave Charlie. 

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Hankins & Whittington 
Funeral Service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, 
1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC. 28401.

Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, please share condolences online 
at www.hankinswhittington.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009 

 
 
Smith, Clyda Mae  
 
84, of Ash, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Brunswick 
Funeral Service, Shallotte. Burial will be at Brunswick Memorial Gardens.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  
 

 
Smith, James Raymond  
 
of Wilmington, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at home. The service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday 
at Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  

 
 
Spencer, Michel  
 
22, of Barclay Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, died Thursday, May 28, 2009. A memorial service will 
be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Peacock-Newman & White Funeral and Cremation 
Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  


 
Spicer, Dorothy L.  
 
formerly of 1005 N. Seventh St., died Sunday, May 31, 2009, in Washington, D.C. A memorial 
service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthews Cathedral, Washington, D.C. Davis Funeral 
Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  



 
Stephens, Harold Gene  
 
80, of Fair Bluff, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare, Whiteville. The 
funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Powell Cemetery, Fair Bluff. Meares Funeral Home, 
Fair Bluff.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  


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Stokley, Anna Doris Barr

Mrs. Anna Doris Barr Stokley, 89, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009, after an extended illness. 
Doris was the daughter of the late George and Mary Barr, and is preceded by her loving husband; 
A.B. Stokley, and a sister; Christine Felts. She is survived by her daughter; Brenda Herring and 
husband Herman of Wilmington, four sisters; Mildred Ness, Olie Williams and husband Larry of 
Mt. Vernon, IN, Catherine Gaffney of Wilmington, Shannon Glass and husband Barry of Summerville, 
SC, two grandchildren; Greg Herring and wife Cristy, Brian Herring and wife Kristina, and five great 
grandchildren; Brantley, Kirk, Dillion, Ian, and Aiden.

Mrs. Stokley was a lifetime member of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church, a loving, caring wife, mother, 
grandmother, and a wonderful friend. She will be greatly missed, and always lovingly remembered.

The family will receive friends 1:00PM, Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Coble Ward-Smith Oleander 
Chapel with a graveside service to follow at 3:00PM, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will 
also receive friends in the home at other times.

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel 791-4444

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  
 

Talbott, Frances Schaefer

GREENSBORO -- Mrs. Frances Schaefer Talbott died on her birthday, June 6, 2009. 

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Guilford Memorial Park. 

She was born in New Albany, Indiana, on June 6, 1920 to Frank and Amelia Schrick Schaefer. 
She and her late husband Gordan E. Talbott lived in Greensboro for many years. After leaving 
Greensboro, she lived at Corinthian Place Assisted Living in Leland, NC, and spent her final 
days at Autumn Care in Shallotte, NC. Thank yous do not begin to express the family's 
gratitude to both places for providing her with a loving environment and tender care. 

She is survived by her son Larry F. Talbott (Kay) of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC; brother, Edward 
Schaefer of Floyd Knobs, Indiana, and many nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 8, 2009 from 7-8pm at Forbis and Dick Guilford 
Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local American Red Cross, Salvation Army, or 
the charity of your choice. 

On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/7/2009  



 
Tartt, James Linwood "Bubba"

James Linwood "Bubba" Tartt, age 49 passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009 in Kinston, NC.

He was born in Wilmington on Sept 1, 1959. Bubba was a special needs child and spent most 
of his life at the Caswell Center in Kinston.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Edwards Tartt; brother Michael Larry Tartt and wife Elaina; 
sister, Phyllis McGee; along with nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 
Remembered is his father, James "Sweetie" Tartt; two sisters, Carolyn and Marilyn who preceded 
him in death.

Visitation for family and friends will be 7 to 9 pm Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street 
Chapel and at other times will be at the home of Russell and Doris Long, 245 Whites Rd., in the 
Seagate Community.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel officiated 
by Rev. Ray Faircloth, and Rev. Dean Walker. Interment will be in Seagate Cemetery. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/9/2009  


 
Taylor, Bernice May K.  
 
91, formerly of Shallotte, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Agage Hospice Center, Conway, S.C. 
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/8/2009  


 
Thompson, John Durwood "Shorty"

John Durwood "Shorty" Thompson, passed away peacefully at home on May 30, 2009.

Mr. Thompson was born in Wayne County, NC, June 30, 1926, son of the late Daniel M. Thompson 
and Donnie Agnes Thompson.

He was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Army in the Philippines and Japan. 
After leaving the service he farmed for a while and then moved to Wilmington. He began working 
at Thompson's Esso Station on 17th & Castle Street, and continued to work there until his retirement.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his loving wife of sixty-four years, Rachel Holland Thompson; sons, 
Dennison G. Thompson and wife Linda, and Jeffrey Thompson and wife Ann of Wilmington. 

Mr. Thompson had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren of whom he was very proud. They 
are John Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Breanna Thompson, Courbyn 
Thompson, Tyler Thompson, John DeWayne Thompson, and Charity Thompson. Also surviving are 
his brothers, Egbert Thompson and wife Shirley of Wilmington, and Dewey Thompson and wife Rosie 
of Raleigh, NC.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Floyd 
"Tommy" Thompson, and a granddaughter, Lisa Michelle Thompson.

A memorial service for Mr. Thompson will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Andrews 
Mortuary Market Street Chapel. The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 6:00 p.m. 
Tuesday until the service hour. At other times they will receive friends at the Thompson home, 
2206 Plaza Drive, Wilmington.

Family and friends are invited to the graveside service to be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June
 3, 2009, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/1/2009  



 
Thurman, Ronald  
 
of 2015 Wrightsville Ave., died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at home. A graveside service will be at 10 
a.m. Saturday at Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church cemetery. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  



Todd Jr., Johnny Ray

Johnny Ray Todd Jr. always had to laugh about it.

Even while working as a special operations paramedic, wrestling life's worst on a daily basis for more 
than a decade, 'Johnny Bravo's' infectious grin was a stitched facial feature. His smile melted the iciest 
of personalities - perhaps that's why it so seldom wore off - but his wit could pierce concrete.

When Johnny Ray died on the afternoon of May 29, the 33-year-old Wilmington native and Scotts Hill 
resident's departure kicked the Cape Fear Region in the lower gut, leaving hundreds to exhale: Calling 
to console his family, his wife and his daughter, Madison Rae, 6.

Johnny Ray mattered. And we knew it.

Hundreds poured memories into a facebook memorial, In Loving Memory of Johnny Todd, which 
exploded overnight. In existence only five days, the memorial bore 545 new members and 91 
comments by Wednesday afternoon.

Friends and New Hanover Regional EMS comrades remembered the rebel, the prankster who was 
"easy going, but determined," a friend wrote.

Anyone who knew Johnny Ray loved him, and that was no accident.

When doing something he loved, his flood of efforts renounced any semblance of failure. Like the 
ocean he grew up on, and upon whose waves he danced, Johnny Ray immersed himself, perfecting 
each new duty with unparalleled vigor and passion.

But like most great minds, the man who never gave up knew to pick his battles wisely.

His moment in the southern sun wasn't for wasting on the menial.

Cleaning his vehicle, for example, didn't top his list of priorities.

But the same cannot be said of his many pairs of shoes, which he kept spotless; the laces neatly 
aligned.

Johnny Ray also knew his morals were worth the good fight.

His high road wove an executive path, especially when it rolled along at 75 mph with a critically 
injured patient in tow.

Johnny Ray invited challenge, basked in it.

And he always had to laugh about it, sprinting through the good life at lightspeed and hustling to 
his sacred destination.

Johnny Ray's legacy, in Greg Graffin's words, etches 'a mark' on our souls.

By design, his mark won't heal; his memories, however, will forever repair our hardest of times.

And we'll laugh about it.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Madison Rae Todd; wife Heather Todd and her son, 
Ayden Baer; parents Brenda and Johnny Ray Todd Sr.; grandparents Patricia Louise and the late 
Donald Lee Goff, Kay Francis and the late Billy Ray Todd; brother Michael Lee Todd and Cassia 
Devison.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Northside 
Baptist Church, N. College Road. Interment will follow with full EMS honors at Oleander Memorial 
Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are Brandon Todd, Billy Murrell, Jason Hunt, Darrell Klein, Ivan 
Kwarziny, David Riedrich, Rocky DeArmitt and Grant Moore. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will 
be members of New Hanover Regional EMS.

The family will receive friends at the church from 7-9 p.m, on Friday, June 5, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison Rae Todd Education Fund, which can 
be mailed or dropped off at any Bank of America in the United States. 

We invite you to visit www.mem.com; the family has requested audio tributes be left in Johnny's 
memory through this Web site. These tributes will be heard during the visitation hours and prior 
to the service time. 

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from 6/3/2009 - 6/5/2009



 
Truscello, Robert  
 
of Castle Hayne, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A memorial 
service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  



 
Tucker, Bernice May Kelly  
 
91, of Conway, S.C., formerly of Ocean Isle Beach, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Agape 
Community Hospice Center. Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/9/2009  

 


 
Vereen, Gussie Lee  
 
68, of 883-D Pireway Apartments, Tabor City, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at home. The funeral 
will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Great Grace Church, 3 N. Lewis St., Tabor City. Burial will be at 
Columbus County Singing Union Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  



Vereen, Kimberly McKvian  
 
died Tuesday, June 2, 2009. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Finklea Career Center, Loris, 
S.C. Westside Funeral Home, Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/7/2009  



 
Vinson, Michael C.

Michael C. Vinson, 36 of Wilmington passed away May 29, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his father Michael Belton Jones.

Michael is survived by his mother and step father Carolyn and Don Alberts, adopted father I. L. 
Vinson, III, brother Chad Vinson, sisters Kristen and Kelly Vinson, maternal grandfather Luther 
Marks and wife Pat.

Michael was a gifted musician and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian 
Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church 
Music Department.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009   
 


 
Voigt, Betty Testerman Anderson

Betty Testerman Anderson Voigt, 66, of 4776 Trace Court, SE, Southport, NC, died Saturday, May 
30, 2009 at her residence. Born May 7, 1943 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Fannie 
Felts Testerman and the late Arthur Cleve Testerman. She was married to Robert Wilson Voigt, Sr. 
on March 16, 1963. She lived her entire life in the Danville area except the last few years in Southport. 
Mrs. Voigt was a school bus driver for the Pittsylvania County Public Schools, she was a beautician, 
and formerly worked with the Danville Sheriff's Office. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in 
Southport and attended Community Baptist Church.

She was a member of the VFW Post 647 Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband of the residence, she is survived by a daughter, Angela V. Simpkins and 
husband, Thor, of Danville; four sons, Charles Ray "Chuck" Anderson, Sr. and wife, Susan, and 
Robert W. "Bobby" Voigt, Jr., all of Danville, Terry Lee Anderson of Washington, DC and Jason 
Robert Voigt of Harrisonburg and a special foster brother, Roger Testerman. She is also survived by 
twelve grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one great-grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Clyde Testerman, Melvin Testerman, 
Charles E. Testerman, Rudolph Testerman and also a special foster sister, Audrey Gill.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services 
Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke, Danville, VA with Rev. William Rice and Rev. James Albert officiating. 
Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 2, 2009 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

at Norris Funeral Services, Danville and at other times will be at the residence of Thor Simpkins, Jr., 
481 Ridgecrest Drive, Danville.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Lower Cape 
Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or the Bethel Baptist Church Building 
Fund, 1628 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Danville is serving the family Voigt. Online condolences 
may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/2/2009  


 
Volka, Mary Virginia  
 
69, of Burgaw, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Arrangements by Wilmington Burial and Cremation 
Service, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/6/2009  


 
Vuocolo, Joann  
 
66, of Toledo, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday at Andrews Hampstead Chapel. Burial will follow at Sea Lawn Memorial Park. Andrews 
Mortuary, Hampstead.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/1/2009  



 
Ward Jr., Armond Hunter

Mr. Armond Hunter Ward, Jr., of 3204 Ervins Place Drive, Castle Hayne, formerly of 414 Bladen 
Street, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Funeral Services will be held 
Friday, June 12, 2009, at 2:00 PM at St. Luke AMEZ Church.

The family will receive friends on the evening of Thursday, June 11, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 PM at 
St. Luke AMEZ Church, 7th Church Street.

Adkins Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/11/2009  



 
Ward, Louis Vernon  
 
68, of Shallotte, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The funeral will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at First 
Baptist Church, Shallotte. Burial will be at Hills of the Neuse Cemetery, Smithfield. Brunswick 
Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/7/2009  



 
Webb, Helen Lucille

Mrs. Helen Lucille Webb, 88, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009. She is survived by her three 
sons; Benjamin Wade, Thomas Webb, and Gary Webb. Loving wife, mother and friend, Mrs. 
Webb will be greatly missed, and lovingly remembered.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, June 5, 2009, at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel 791-4444

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/4/2009  


 
Wells, William  
 
of 832 Evergreen Church Road, Delco, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center. Arrangements by John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  
 

Whaley, Eva Batchelor Brown

Eva Batchelor Brown Whaley, age 82, of Wallace was called home to be with her Lord and Savior 
Monday, June 8, 2009, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh after having a blessed life.

Born September 11, 1926, in Jacksonville to Calvin Batchelor and Mary Pierce Batchelor Williams. 
She was also predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Norman E. Brown; sisters, Macey, Jackie 
and Emily; and a step-son, Michael A. Whaley.

"Miss Eva", as she was affectionately known by many is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, 
David A. Whaley, Jr. of the home; son, Ronnie Brown (Audrey) of Wallace; daughters, Barbara B. 
Jones (Wilbert) of Wallace and Vicki B. Williamson (Eddie) of Wilmington; granddaughters, 
Brittainy Schwartz (Billy) and Brooklyne Williamson; great granddaughter, Clara Britt Schwartz; 
sisters, Rachel B. Bond (Howard) and Minnie Kowaski; brothers, Alvin Batchelor, Ellis Batchelor, 
Arthur Batchelor, Barthur Batchelor, Archie Batchelor, Terry Williams, Edward Williams, and 
Mickey Williams; step-children, David Whaley (Gigi) of Hampstead, Renee May (Zeke) of Summerfield, 
Greg Whaley (Susan) of Teachey and Boyce Whaley of Wallace; seven step-grandchildren; six 
step-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Retiring was not an option for Eva who loved visiting with her many customers, family and 
friends on a consistent basis. She knew no strangers and truly found joy being with everyone 
she met. Right up to her unexpected passing she was an active member of Poston Baptist 
Church in Wallace for many years and dearly loved her church family.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Poston Baptist Church with 
the Rev. Dustin Gillispie officiating.

Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral 
Home, Wallace.

Memorial gifts may be given to Poston Baptist Church, 4121 S NC Hwy 11, Wallace, NC 
28466.

Condolences may be sent to www.quinnmcgowen.com

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/10/2009 


 
Wheeler, Mary Frances Sholar  
 
83, died Monday, June 1, 2009. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Whiteville Memorial 
Cemetery. McKenzie Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  



 
Williams, Elaine  
 
57, of 109 Joyner St., Chadbourn, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare 
System, Whiteville. Arrangements by S&L Funeral Home, Fair Bluff.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/9/2009  

 

 
Wilson, Samuel Adolph  
 
of 1605 Forbes Court, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/9/2009  



 
Winch, Donald Lee "Donnie"  
 
53, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The 
funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 
Burgaw  
Published in the Star-News on 6/4/2009  



 
Witkowski, Connie J.

Connie J. Witkowski, 58 of Wilmington passed away June 1, 2009 at her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Eleanor Yax.

Connie is survived by her husband of 37 years Paul H. Witkowski, son Andy Witkowski and wife 
Miranda, daughter Melissa Witkowski of Boston, MA, grandchildren Abigail and Brynley 
Witkowski, brothers Craig Yax and wife Linda, and Curtis Yax and wife Michele, many nieces 
and nephews.

She was a member of the local Parkinson's support group, an avid bowler, dancer, and gardener. 
She was a loving wife and mother.

Memorial mass will be 4:00 PM, Thursday, June 4, 2009 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 
4849 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:30 
at the church hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. 
Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 6/3/2009  


 
Zepernick, James L.  
 
75, of Castle Hayne, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at 
Bethany Presbyterian Church. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 6/11/2009  
 







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