May 2009 Obituaries





Andrews, Blanche Kathlyn Magers "Kay"  
 
87, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. May 13, 2009, at Arlington 
National Cemetery. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  

 
Beard-Lester, Doris  
 
53, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in San Bernardino. The funeral will
 be at 11 a.m. Monday at Moore's Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Currie. Burial will be at the 
Murray family cemetery, Kelly. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Bell, Vicki Adams

Vicki Adams Bell, 59, of Carolina Beach, NC, died Wednesday evening, April 29th at her home
 following a period of declining health.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, May 9th, 2009, at the Carolina Beach 
First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Keith Grogg officiating. The family will receive friends at 
Mr. & Mrs. Bell's home at Carolina Beach following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations 
in Mrs. Bell's name may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice at 1414 Physician's Drive, 
Wilmington, NC 28401.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1553 S. 41st. Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/7/2009  



 
Bethea, Shyrl Glennette Pollard  
 
63, of Lock and Dam Road No. 1, Riegelwood, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Bladen County 
Hospital, Elizabethtown. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 
Riegelwood. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  

 
 
Blake, Evelyn Nobles

Evelyn Nobles Blake, 78, of Columbus, GA, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Columbus Hospice 
House.

Graveside services will be held 2 PM Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Oleander Memorial Gardens in 
Wilmington, NC, with Reverend Kevin Ross and Reverend Tom Ravan officiating. The family will 
receive friends before the service from 10 AM-1 PM at Coble-Ward Smith Funeral Home in 
Wilmington, NC.

Mrs. Blake was born October 21, 1930, in Edenton, NC daughter of the late Gladys Manning 
Nobles and Archie Nobles. She was a retired manager of Harris Teeter Grocery Store in 
Wilmington, NC. She was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church in Ahoskie, NC. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Blake, daughter, Brenda McPherson, 
and sisters, Louise Fitzgerald and Lela Ruth Clark.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Osborn (Gregg) of Columbus, GA, Robbin 
Lancaster (Ronald) of Newnan, GA, and Ellen Peele of Richmond, Va.; one son, Frank Blake 
(Janet) of Amelia Island, FL; sisters, Lynn Otten of Peoria, IL, Helen Spitznagle (Larry) and 
Carolyn McBryde (Barney), all of Ahoskie, NC, Betty Smith (Gerald) of Rich Square, NC; 
brothers, Archie Nobles (Ann) of Maryland and James Nobles (Betty) of Ahoskie, NC; 
son-in-law, Clyde McPherson (Susie) of Wilmington, NC; twelve grandchildren; six 
great-grandchildren; special niece, Patricia Longworth (Jay) of Ohio; and several nieces 
and nephews.

Our love and gratitude to the many loving caregivers of Columbus Hospice and Amedysis 
Home Health Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Columbus Hospice 
House 7020 Moon Rd. Columbus, GA 31909.

Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.mcmullenfuneralhome.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/8/2009  


 
Blake, Mary Harris
Mary Harris Blake, of Wilmington, died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center.

She was born in Wilmington, May 17, 1949 the daughter of Jeannette Roberts Harris and the 
late Raleigh Harris.

She is survived by her husband Richard Blake, her son, Eric D. Blake of Wilmington, a brother 
Walter R. Harris and wife Rita, a sister, Betty Schupp all of Wilmington, two nieces, Linda 
Barron and Anita Klutz, three nephews, Tony Lewis, Billy Lewis, and Pee Wee Lewis, and 
her special friend, Janice Register.

The family will receive friends at Andrews Market Street Chapel on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 
from 3 to 4 PM followed by the memorial service at 4 PM with Pastor Ken Sarvis officiating.

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

Andrews Market Street Chapel



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


 
Blanton, Jerricka Elizabeth  
 
25, of Vinton Street, Supply, died Saturday, April 25, 2009. The service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday 
at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  
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Boruch, Annie  
 
89, of St. Helena, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. The funeral 
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter and Paul's Russian Orthodox Church, St. Helena. 
Burial will be at St. Helena Cemetery. Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  
 
  
 
Bowen, Edith Hardee  
 
89, of Whiteville, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Liberty Commons, Whiteville. The funeral will be 
at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Highest Praise Church. Burial will be at Western Prong Baptist Church 
cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  


 
Bowling, Vera Gore

BOLIVIA -- Mrs. Vera Gore Bowling, age 82, of Bolivia died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, from a 
massive stroke at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Mrs. Bowling was born in Brunswick County on August 15, 1926, and was the daughter of the 
late James Varney Gore and Vallie Lewis Gore. She was the wife of the late Bige Bowling and 
was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Norman Gore and a sister, Vivian Palmeter. 
She was a graduate of Bolivia High School in 1943 and valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Bowling 
was a volunteer at Bolivia Elementary School. She was a devoted and faithful member of Mill 
Creek Baptist Church. She served there as church clerk, historian, Sunday School teacher, 
choir member, WMU director, and on the church Board of Directors. She will always be known 
and remembered as a leader in her community.

She is survived by her son Gary Bowling and wife Susan of Bolivia; three daughters Sandra 
Tyner and husband Sandy of Bolivia, Debbie Nash and husband Rex of Winnabow, Lorri 
Shipston and husband Tim of Bolivia; seven grandchildren Bradley Cook, Barry Bowling, Jodi 
Bowling and significant other Scott Rabon, Clint Bowling and wife Heidi, Taylor Nash, Landon 
Shipston, Grant Shipston; three great-grandchildren Hannah Bowling, Ellea Bowling, and 
Wyatt Rabon; one sister Barla Carter and husband Austin of Greensboro, Georgia; sister-in-law 
Shirley Gore of Wilmington and numerous extended family members.

Funeral services will be held Saturday May 2, 2009, at 3:00 pm at Mill Creek Baptist Church
 with Reverend Avery Lumsden and Dr. Wayne Tyner officiating. Burial will follow in the 
Robbins Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Bradley Cook, Barry Bowling, Clint Bowling, Scott Rabon, Jeremy 
Rivenbark, and Buddy Maggard. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Palmeter, Kenneth 
Palmeter, Robert Gales, Glen Cook, Neil Young, Sam Hewett and members of the Adult II 
Sunday School Class of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday evening at Peacock-Newnam & 
White Funeral Service, 1411 N. Howe Street, Southport and other times at the home.

You may offer condolences and sign the guestbook at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/1/2009  


 
Bradley, John Henry  
 
of 415 Maides Ave., died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at The V.A. Hospital, Durham. The funeral 
will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will be 
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  



 
Britt, David M

CARY -- Retired state Supreme Court Justice David M. Britt died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 
Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary after a lengthy illness. He was 92. Justice Britt was
 born in McDonald, N.C., on 3 January 1917, the second child of Dudley H. and Mae Hall Britt. 
Their first child, Clifford, died in infancy in 1915.

Justice Britt was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, the former Louise Teague of Fairmont; one 
son, David M. Britt, Jr.; one dear sister, Miriam Purvis of Raleigh; and four brothers, Neill L. Britt, 
Carl T. Britt, Dudley H. Britt, Jr., and Arthur Victor Britt.

Surviving Judge Britt is one beloved brother, Federal District Court Judge W. Earl Britt of Littleton; 
three daughters, Nancy B. Harris of Raleigh, Marty B. Greene and husband Craig of Millers Creek, 
and Mary Louise Hayes of Leland; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and numerous 
nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Justice Britt attended the McDonald Elementary School and Lumberton High School from which 
he was graduated in 1933. He attended Wake Forest College (now University) and its law school 
from 1933 until 1937, including three summer schools. He passed the North Carolina bar 
examination in August of 1937 and practiced law in Fairmont (and later Lumberton) from January, 
1938 until August of 1967. He served as solicitor of the Fairmont Recorder's Court for four years 
during the early forties, and during the fifties, he served as chairman of the Fairmont Board of 
Education.

In 1958, Brit was elected to the N.C. House of Representatives and served in that position until 
July of 1967. He served as Speaker of the 1967 session. In August of 1967, he was appointed 
by Governor Dan K. Moore to serve as one of the six original judges of the newly created Court 
of Appeals.

During his legislative tenure, Britt served one term as chairman of the House Appropriations
 Committee; one term as chairman of the Committee on Courts; and one term as a member 
of the Advisory Budget Commission. Between sessions of the legislature, he served on the 
General Statutes Commission, the Commission on Reorganization of State Government, the 
Courts Commission, and as chairman of the Speaker Ban Law Study Commission.

Britt served eleven years on the state Court of Appeals and in 1978; he was elected to succeed 
Justice I. Beverly Lake as a Justice of the Supreme Court. He served on that Court until August 
of 1982 when he voluntarily retired. Thereafter he was associated with the Raleigh law firm of 
Bailey and Dixon. 

A lifelong Baptist, Britt served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon of First Baptist Church 
of Fairmont, and after moving to Raleigh in 1968, he served in those positions in Raleigh's Hayes 
Barton Baptist Church. He served two years as Vice President of the North Carolina Baptist 
State Convention and for twenty years served as chairman of the trustees of said convention.
 He served three years as a trustee of Wake Forest University, fifteen years as a trustee of 
Meredith College, and twelve years as a trustee of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
In 1969, his alma mater conferred upon him an honorary degree of doctor of laws, and in the year 
2000, he was similarly honored by Campbell University.

He was a Rotarian for more than 60 years and in 1951-52 he served as District Governor for the 
southeastern area of North Carolina. He was a former member of the Fairmont Rotary Club and 
the Rotary Club of Raleigh. At the time of his death, Judge Britt was the oldest living past 
District Governor in Zone 33, which covers NC, East TN, VA, West VA and SC.

For many years, Britt was active in the North Carolina Bar Association. During the sixties, he 
served on the Board of Governors of the organization and later served as a vice president. In 
1966, the Association presented him with its highest award, The Judge John J. Parker award, 
"in recognition of conspicuous service to the cause of jurisprudence in North Carolina."

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 8, at Hayes Barton Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with 
family visitation immediately following in the church parlor. Interment will be at Floyd Memorial 
Cemetery, 1549 Marion Stage Rd. Fairmont, NC at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. The family 
will receive friends immediately following the graveside at Floyd Funeral Services across from 
the cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the Britt family at, 3116 Morningside Dr. Raleigh, NC 27607.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the TV Ministry of Hayes 
Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27608, The Rotary Club of Raleigh
 Foundation, PO Box 20807, Raleigh, NC 27615, or the Glenaire Foundation at Glenaire 
Retirement Community, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC 27511. 

Funeral arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Rd. Raleigh, N.C. 
(919) 832-8225. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Brow III, Byron (Henry)

WILMINGTON -- Byron Henry Brow, III, 53, died May 9, 2009, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. 

Henry was the son of the late Dr. Byron Henry Brow, Jr., and Audrey Sutton Brow of Goldsboro 
and the grandson of the late Jimmy and Trilba Owens Sutton of Fountain. He was reared in 
Goldsboro and educated at Wayne Community College. Henry held a realty and insurance 
license. He had lived in Wilmington since 1987. Henry worked at Atlantic Shores Distributing 
Company and The Naked Fish where he enjoyed the clients and staff. He was always mannerly, 
low key, sharp and very loyal to his small family. He will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM in Black Memorial Chapel at First 
Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro with Rev. Ryan Rasmussen. Inurnment will follow in the 
church columbarium.

In addition to his mother, Henry is survived by his brother, Carl Sutton Brow and his wife, 
Charlotte Carter Brow of Goldsboro; his aunt, Brenda Sutton Davis and a favorite cousin, 
Jason Williams, both of Raleigh. 

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 
27530.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, friends and neighbors that gave Henry comfort and
 joy during the cancer research trials.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/12/2009  


 
Butts, Lois Sylvia  
 
83, of Riegelwood, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 
Whiteville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riegelwood Baptist Church. Burial will be 
at the church cemetery. Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Cain, Henry Lee  
 
83, of 481 Helltown Road, Garland, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at home. Arrangements 
by Carter Funeral Home, Garland.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  


 
Caison Sr., Gene Allen

BOLIVIA -- Mr. Gene Allen Caison Sr., age 66, of 1630 Seahorse Run Rd., Bolivia, died 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 , at his home.

Mr. Caison was born in Brunswick County on October 22, 1942, and was the son of the late 
James Edward Caison Sr. and Madeline Phelps Caison. He was also preceded in death by 
a brother, James Edward Caison Jr. He was a retired deck captain with Norfolk Dredging 
Company. Mr. Caison was a member of Supply Baptist Church. He was a member of Shallotte 
Lodge #727 A.F & A.M. and a member of the Yorkrite. 

He is survived by his wife, Judy Maggard Caison of the home; three sons, Gene A. Caison 
Jr. and wife Renee of Supply, Greg Caison and wife Angel of Bolivia, Tony Caison and wife 
Shannon of Bolivia; grandchildren, Kristen, Ryan, Rodney, Corey, Danielle, Michael and 
Anthony; a brother, Jerry Caison and wife Rose of Supply.

Funeral services will be held Saturday May 2, 2009, at 11:00 am at Supply Baptist Church 
with Reverend Bill McNeill officiating.

Burial will follow in the Royal Oak Cemetery with Masonic rites accorded by Shallotte 
Lodge #727 A.F. & A.M.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 Friday Evening at Supply Baptist Church, Ocean 
Highway , Supply and other times from the home.

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 5/1/2009  



 
Carmichael, James Herman  
 
52, of Lake Waccamaw, formerly of Whiteville, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Premier 
Living. Arrangements by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  


 
Chenault, Elizabeth Lynn Robinson

Elizabeth Lynn Robinson Chenault, age 53, of Englewood Fla., and former resident of Glen Burnie
 Md., died of brain cancer April 15th in the Tidewell Hospice facility of Venice, Fla. 

Beth was born Feb. 26th, 1956, in Wilmington, N.C., to the late Ennis Hughes and Elizabeth 
Ligon Robinson.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Eugene Chenault; mother Elizabeth Ligon Robinson; 
brothers Roy Samuel Robinson of Glen Burnie, and Bryan Eugene Robinson of Stevensville, 
Md; a sister-in-law, niece, six stepchildren, and numerous step grandchildren.

She graduated from Andover High School in 1974, and Medix Dental School in 1975. She 
worked for Dr. Balfour an oral surgeon in Annapolis Md., and later for Dr. Wolf a neurologist 
at Univ. of Md. Hosp.

After marrying her first husband Jeffery Eugene Titus in 1990, she moved to Port Charlotte, 
Fla., and in 1999 graduated from Manatee Community College as a Registered Nurse.

She was employed at Charlotte Regional Hospital in Punta Gorda, Fla., from 1999 until 2002 
and at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., until her cancer diagnosis in August 2008. 

She enjoyed travel, and entertaining family and friends.

Her hobbies were photography, crafts, cooking, and plants.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation, Englewood,
 Fla. 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke 
Univ. Med. Center (DUMC), P.O. Box 3624, Durham, N.C. 27710.

A memorial service is being planned for later this month.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/8/2009  



 
Cheshire, Adalynn Rayne

Adalynn Rayne Cheshire was born October 12, 2008, in Wilmington, NC and died Tuesday, 
May 5, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Rayne brought joy and laughter to everyone she met. She had the biggest smile. She loved 
playing in water, her swing, and especially, her elephant.

She is survived by her mother, Courtney R. Cheshire; grandparents, Wayne and Inge 
Cheshire, all of Wilmington; great-grandparents, Joe and Dollie Cheshire of Asheboro, NC, 
and J.C. Lewis of Wilmington; aunts and uncles, Candice and James Parrish, Joey and 
Melissa Cheshire, Stephanie Cheshire, and Stephen Cheshire; cousins, Caitlin Parrish, 
Riley Cheshire, Brianna Cheshire, and Jayden Cheshire, all of Wilmington. Her 
great-grandmother, Peggy Lewis, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm Friday, May 8, 2009, at Andrews Valley 
Chapel, 4108 South College Road.

A graveside service will be 2pm Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Greenlawn Memorial Park with 
Rev. Rod West officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Megan Cajigas Foundation, 4310 Tillson 
Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

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 5/7/2009  


 
Clemmons, Hakim Shareef  
 
of 209 Henry St., died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at noon Saturday 
at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 812 Harnett St. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial 
Park. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  



 
Clemmons, Lottie L.

Lottie Long Clemmons, age 73, of 830 Little Macedonia Road in Supply, NC, passed away 
on May 2, 2009. Lottie was born July 3, 1935. She was married to Floyd B. Clemmons for 
40 years and is survived by two sons Larry B. Clemmons of Supply and Vander Mark 
Clemmons of Wilmington and his wife Connie, with 3 loving grandsons, Mathew, Andrew and 
Patrick. She is the youngest daughter of Leona Gray and Brady Long. She was preceded in 
death by 4 sisters, Catherine (Sissy), Virginia, Dooder, Juanita, and 4 brothers, John, Leroy, 
AB and Benny. And her beloved Jackie.

Affectionately known as Aunt Lottie to her many friends and family were her nieces Debbie, 
Lynn, Judy, Janet, Linda, Deana and Katrina. Also are several nephews, 3 sister in-laws and 
1 brother in-law.

A special acknowledgement to Carol and Phil who have been a guiding light and inspiration.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice. 1406 Physicians 
Drive, Wilmington, NC 2840l.

Services to begin at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 5, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, 
by The Rev. Anthony Clemmons. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 
Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be Richie Danforth, Ricky Holden, Carol Wood, Michael Coleman, Billy 
Moore, Ronald Cumbee, Louie Hardin, and Nathan Morrison. 

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Clemmons, Lottie Long  
 
73, of 830 Little Macedonia Road, Supply, died Saturday, May 2, 2009. The funeral will be 
at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brunswick Funeral Service, 5229 Ocean High West, N.C. 17, 
Shallotte. Burial will be at Prospect Cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  



 
Clifton, Mildred Lee

OAK ISLAND -- Mildred Lee Clifton, age 67, of Oak Island, died Wednesday May 6, 2009, at 
Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport.

Mrs. Clifton was born August 30, 1941, in Patrick County, Virginia to the late Lerone Dillon 
and Velma Corns Dillon. 

Survivors include her husband James A. Clifton; one son Teddy R. Clifton and wife Dee of 
Kernersville; three daughters Bonnie C. Amos and husband Ronnie of Sandy Ridge, Mandy 
C. Dunnigan and husband Steven of Oak Island, and Terri C. Hall and husband Clay of 
Stoneville; and five grandchildren Ashley Lynn Clifton, Katlin Grace Clifton, Austin James 
Hall, Morgan Ann Hall, and Michael Clay Hall.

Funeral services will be at 4:00 pm Saturday May 9, 2009, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 4162 
NC Highway 704, Sandy Ridge, North Carolina with Reverend Milton Gunter and Reverend Melvin 
Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday May 7, 2009, at Peacock-Newnam 
& White Funeral Home in Southport.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Local arrangements by Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, 
North Carolina and Colonial Funeral Home in Sandy Ridge, North Carolina.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Corbett, Colon James

Colon James Corbett, age 79, of Wilmington died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Duke University 
Medical Center.

He was born August 2, 1929, in Pender County, one of fourteen children born to Willie Daniel 
Corbett and Iva Ruth Daniel Corbett. 

Colon served his country proudly as a Sergeant in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. His
 working career spanned over fifty years; Merritt-Holland Welding Supply Co. in sales and 
management, New Bern Shipyard in design and overseeing tugboat and ferry construction, and 
retiring from E. I. DuPont Co. in 1990. 

He was an avid golfer, outdoorsman and member of Riegelwood Country Club. Being blessed 
with an ear for music and a passion for bluegrass music he played the mandolin, guitar and 
fiddle. In years past he spent many treasured hours hunting, fishing and enjoying all of nature's 
beauty. A true Southern gentleman, vigilant to the needs of family and friends and always 
generous; these characteristics defined his very essence. The twinkle in his eyes, his reassuring 
smile and his wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. 

Colon was blessed with six children, Douglas Corbett (Janice) of Wilmington, Jeffrey Corbett 
(Jean) of Raleigh, Brenda Briggs (Norman) of Rocky Mount, Sandra McNeil (Marty) of 
Hampstead, Colleen Welch of Wilmington and Linda Russo (Billy) of Myrtle Beach, SC; 
eleven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are two of his thirteen siblings, 
Johnnie Corbett of Wilmington and Katie Kelly of Burgaw and many extended family, all who he 
loved dearly.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral 
Home Burgaw Chapel with the Rev. William Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Atkinson 
Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to cancer research/charity of your choice. 

Condolences may be sent to www.quinnmcgowen.com

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/12/2009  


 
Croom Jr., Judson Hulet

Judson Hulet Croom, Jr. of Mooresville died on May 4, 2009 following a lengthy and courageous 
battle with cancer. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend who lived 
life to the fullest and passed away too soon for those who greatly loved him.

Mr. Croom was born on March 28, 1951, in Leland, N.C., to Judson Hulet (deceased) and Bernice 
Peterson Croom. An excellent student and avid basketball and baseball player, he attended 
Campbell University and graduated in 1973 with a B.S. in Business and Trust Management. He 
later received an MBA from the University of South Carolina.

Mr. Croom had a successful career in the financial services industry with various companies in 
North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida and Indiana, ultimately running two major mortgage 
corporations - CTX Mortgage Company and North American Mortgage Corporation. 

He was a devoted family man who cherished his four children. An active father, he pushed them 
to excel at academics, play hard at their chosen sports and succeed at their individual career 
paths. He coached his children on various sports teams, participated in club activities and always 
placed an emphasis on fun. Upon retirement he volunteered as treasurer of the Boosters Club at 
Lake Norman High School.

A man who touched everyone he met, he will be especially missed by his family and friends 
during Christmas and Easter celebrations and Home Place Reunions. Camp Croom on Lake 
Norman will not be the same without his meticulous attention to detail. 

Mr. Croom is survived by his wife of 20 years, Paula Perrin Croom of the home; son Judson 
Brandon Croom of Winston-Salem; daughters Elizabeth Meaghan Croom of Greensboro, and 
Margaret Peterson Croom and Elizabeth Windish Croom of the home; mother Bernice 
Peterson Croom of Leland; sister Monica Croom Watson of Leland; and countless extended 
family and friends too numerous to name.

The family will receive friends for a public visitation Friday, May 8, at Andrews Mortuary in 
Wilmington from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 9, at Goshen 
Baptist Church in Leland at 3 p.m., with interment immediately following in the church 
cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the charity of choice or one 
of the charities to which the family regularly contributes: a local hospice or palliative care 
program, the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association or the Juvenile American 
Diabetes Association.

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 from 5/7/2009 - 5/8/2009  


 
Dean, Rosemary  
 
of Southport, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. 
Arrangements by Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Deese, Carolyn  
 
66, of Burgaw, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral
 Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Burgaw. Harrell's 
Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Dew, Wessell  
 
82, of Lake Waccamaw, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare 
System. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pierce Cemetery. McKenzie 
Mortuary, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  

 
 
DiCarlo, Angelina  
 
88, of Oak Island, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at home. Arrangements by Nicholas F. Cognetta 
Funeral Home, Stamford, Conn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  



 
Dodgens, Katherine Parker

Katherine Parker Dodgens, age 83, of Burgaw, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Pender Memorial 
Hospital.

She was born June 8, 1925, in Gastonia, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Bertha Denton 
Parker. She was also predeceased by her son, Clarence E. Dodgens, Jr. and sisters, Mildred 
Galloway, Gladys Fowler and Pearl Butler.

Surviving are her devoted and loving husband, Dr. Clarence E. Dodgens and many nieces and 
nephews.

Mrs. Dodgens attended NC Public Schools and Gardner Webb College. On January 23, 1943 
Katherine and Clarence were married and Katherine dedicated her life to becoming an excellent 
homemaker. During WW II she worked for a brief period in Textiles.

Katherine has been active in Baptist Church life, teaching in Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday
 schools, and other training activities. Her major interest was the extension work of Burgaw 
Baptist Church. This focused on visitation and distribution of church literature to those who 
were "shut-in" and could not attend church services. She chaired this work for many years. 
She also gave strong support to her husband of sixty-six years in his work with Baptist 
Churches and in his other professional activities.

Her other interest include traveling (to 48 of the U.S. states), reading, collecting items to 
decorate their home, raising plants and a great love of nature. Katherine's pleasant attitude 
and love for others brought her many friends who will certainly miss her.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel 
with The Rev. Dr. Wayne Dyer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, 10:00 
to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

A graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Edgewood Cemetery, 
Lowell, NC, with The Rev. Dr. David Irish officiating.

Memorial gifts may be given to Burgaw Baptist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 385, Burgaw, 
NC 28425 or to Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361.

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 5/4/2009  


 
Dunbar, Harley B.  
 
of 6429 Patrick Drive, N.E., Leland, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
& LifeCareCenter. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Missionary Church, 
520 N. Fifth Ave., Wilmington. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  
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Eakins, Harvey Lee  
 
of 207 W. Satchwell St., Burgaw, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at noon 
Wednesday at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Burgaw. Burial will be at Riverview 
Memorial Park, Watha. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  


 
Eakins, Hazel Rowe

Hazel Rowe Eakins, 90, of Wilmington, left her earthly body to be with her Savior, Tuesday, 
April 28, 2009. 

She was born April 27, 1919, in Pamlico County to the late Benjamin and Margaret Potter. 
She was preceded in death by her husbands O.V. Rowe and Robert B. Eakins Sr. and her 
beloved son Ellis Rowe. 

Mrs. Eakins was a long time member of First Baptist Church. She was the owner of Casual 
Sportswear until her retirement in 1980. 

Survivors include, Margaret Hull (Bill), Jean Ann Rogers (Ernest), Michael Hull (Sveta), Ben 
Rowe, Becky Rowe, Brendon Rowe; her step family, Robert B Eakins Jr., Robin Eakins 
(Tammy), Laura Mahn (Patrick), Patrick Eakins (Ashley); as well as four great-grandchildren 
and three great-great- grandchildren. 

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday at First Baptist church with Dr. Michael 
Queen officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church or Lower Cape Fear 
Hospice Life Care Center. 

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Champion Health Care for their loving 
care of Miss Hazel. 



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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/1/2009  


 
Euglow Sr., Edward L.

A graveside service for Edward will be held Friday, May 8, 2009, at 11 A.M. at The Sea 
Lawn Memorial Park. Burial will be in Sea Lawn Memorial Park in Hampstead, NC. There 
are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. is in 
charge of the arrangements. Donations in Edward's name may be made to The Watertown 
Fire Department, 935 Main St, Watertown, CT 06795. To view these arrangements online, 
send a condolence, or light a candle please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/8/2009  


 
Everett, Helen Grey Lupton

Helen Grey Lupton EVERETT, 78, of Holly Ridge, NC, died Thursday, April 30, 2009 in 
Goldsboro, NC.

She was born in Pamlico Co., NC on May 10, 1930, the daughter of the late William Daniel 
and Leona Hodge LUPTON. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne EVERETT 
and also a son, Samuel M. FOSTER.

She attended Blakes Chapel Church for several years.

Surviving are one son, James Daniel FOSTER and wife, Nicolle of Paris, France; seven 
grandchildren, Danielle, Katherine, Audrey, Maxine, Sammy, Alex, Alexia FOSTER; two 
sisters, Jean MITCHELL and Mae NEAL both of Goldsboro, NC; daughter-in-law, Leah Le 
Blanc FOSTER of Austin, TX; special nephew and nieces, Steve MITCHELL, Cheryl TAYLOR, 
Beth DANIELS, and Terri MITCHELL

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Blakes Chapel 
Church in Hampstead, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Blakes Chapel Church by 
Rev. Buddy Dowd. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park.

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 5/4/2009  


 
Everett, Mildred Marshall "Lillie"  
 
of 907 Shelton Court, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews AME Zion Church. Burial will be at 
Greenlawn Memorial Park. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Farrior, Esmeralda Jannie "Bo-Pete"  
 
64, of Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Willard, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Bronx Lebanon 
Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Willard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. 
Burial will be at Willard Community Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Gause, Hazellene L.  
 
of 1478 River Road, Winnabow, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Brunswick Cove Nursing 
Center. Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Givins, Ruby  
 
58, of 71 Pine Circle Drive, Tabor City, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Columbus Regional 
Healthcare System. Arrangements by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  


 
Graham, Hilda Leigh Hall  
 
72, of Warsaw, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at home. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. 
Wednesday at Devotional Gardens. Community Funeral Home, Warsaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Grant, James V. "Butch/ Jimmy"*

Mr. James V. " Butch/ Jimmy" Grant of Bronx, New York, where he resided for over thirty 
years, formerly of Taylor Homes slipped away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 25, 
2009, in Bronx, New York.

A Memorial Service and the family will receive friends on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Adkins 
Drain Chapel, South 8th Street from 4pm-6pm.

Adkins Drain Funeral Service, South 8 Street

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/7/2009  



 
Gray, Rebecca Lynn

Rebecca Lynn Gray of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at her home after a two 
year battle with brain cancer. 

She was born in Charleston SC on March 14, 1967. She grew up in Wendell, NC where she 
graduated from East Wake High School before moving to Wilmington where she received her 
Bachelor's degree at UNCW. While working as a social worker in Craven County, she obtained 
her Master's Degree from ECU.

Her passion in social work was with older adults. She worked as an advocate for the abused, 
exploited, and neglected at the Department of Social Services in New Hanover County and 
the southeastern region of North Carolina for the past several years. 

Rebecca wished to be remembered as the mother of Megan Chamblee, the wife of Steve 
Brimm, the daughter of Wilma & Don Holden, the sister of Laura Gray & Mark Holden, the 
niece of Mary Lou & Elmer Dance, the cousin of Cathy Harmon, the daughter-in-law of 
Clive & Becky Brimm, and a great friend to many others.

Family will receive friends for visitation at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service from 
6:00 to 8:00 P.M Wednesday May 5, 2009. A private memorial service will be held at a 
later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or the P. Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center 
at Duke University Medical Center.

Online condolences can be made at 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 5/5/2009   
 


Greco, Martha Collura  
 
86, of Leland, died Monday, May 4, 2009. A graveside service will be at noon Thursday at 
Oleander Memorial Gardens. Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Grisset, Jacqueline  
 
of 3509 Metting Road, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & 
LifeCareCenter. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Matthew AME Church, 
Wrightsville Sound. Burial will be at Mt. Ararat Church cemetery. John H. Shaw's Son 
Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Grob, Catherine M

Catherine Marie Cleveland Grob, 73, of Hampstead, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.

Catherine was born November 20, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of the late Clarence 
Hagenkord and Bessie Snyder Hagenkord. Her daughter, Pamela Cleveland, son, Douglas 
Cleveland, and brother, Allen Hagenkord, preceded her in death.

In memory of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, your love will be sorely 
missed and you will always be in our hearts.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Harold Grob; daughter, Christine Ennis of 
Newport, NC; four sons, Dean Cleveland and wife, Sandra, Randy Cleveland, Timothy 
Cleveland, and Michael Cleveland, all of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Dean Cleveland and 
wife, Natalia, Kimberly Bush, Kenneth Reel, Anthony Cleveland, and Louis Cleveland; five 
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ann Hagenkord and Gloria Lenz; and two brothers, 
John Hagenkord and Wayne Hagenkord.

A funeral service will be 4pm Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Andrews Hampstead Chapel with 
Rev. Merrill Holden officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home 
from 3pm until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 
5950 Fairview Road, Suite 708, Charlotte, NC 28210, or to the charity of one's 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 5/5/2009  


 
Hadnot, Shell Annelia  
 
of 1220 S. Fifth Ave., died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Hall, Martha Jo K.

Martha Jo K. Hall, 63, of Shallotte Inlet Drive, Shallotte Point, NC died Thursday, April 30, 2009, 
at her residence.

Mrs. Hall was born May 16, 1945, in Brevard, NC, to the late Everett Victor and Irene Tinsley 
Knight. She was a member and former president of the Pilot Club of the South Brunswick 
Islands and of the Brunswick County Hospital Authority.

Surviving are her husband R. Forest Hall, III; two sons C. Daniel Hall, MD, of Shallotte, NC, 
and R. Forest Hall IV, wife Carol, of Whiteville, NC; a daughter Marty Ezzell, husband 
Melvin, of Whiteville, NC; a brother Everett Victor Knight, Jr., of Raleigh, NC; an aunt Mary 
Alice Allen of Brevard, NC; and five grandchildren Danielle Nicole Hall, Justin Anthony Hall, 
Philip Hall, Will Ezzell, and Anna Ezzell.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 12:00 PM in the Brunswick
 Funeral Service Chapel by the Celebrant Jason L. Benton. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Honorary casketbearers will be Joe Pigott, Barry Stilwell, Gary Pope, John Jones, Earl 
Andrews, and Mike Potts.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Pilot Club of the South Brunswick Islands 
PO Box 3304, Shallotte, NC 28459 or a charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/1/2009  




Halladay, Benjamin Rawson  
 
32, of Lake Worth, Fla., died Thursday, April 16, 2009. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. 
Friday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 205 W. Moore St., Southport. Peacock-Newnam & 
White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  



 
Hanson-Sellers, Linda C.  
 
of Third Street, Shallotte, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Grand Strand Regional Medical 
Center. Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Hardison, Adolph  
 
83, of 226 Hardison Drive, Hampstead, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at home. The funeral 
will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church, Hampstead. Burial will be 
at Edgecomb Community Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Harrell, Edna Vann

MARCH 24, 1923-MAY 5, 2009

BURGAW -- In the moments when we think of those who have gone before us in heaven...at 
those moments, they are thinking of us, too.

She always had a smile and a kind word. She was an uplifting and positive person-one that 
others wanted to be around. She never knew a stranger. Her laughter filled every room. She
 loved lights and was truly a light in the life of those who knew her. There isn't a single person 
who doesn't love our mother...Edna Vann. 

Born Edna Vann Harrell, daughter of Sabra Estelle Rochelle and William Ross Harrell, loving
 wife of the late Grafton Bradshaw and mother to Tommy and wife Cathy, Sabra and husband 
Scott, Tonya and husband Craig, "Mema" is how her seven beautiful grandchildren knew her...
Bart, Jack, Davey, Kyle, Jonni, Cody and Kelsey. She was passionate about her 
grandchildren and was always involved in all they were involved with.

She was one of eight children-Herbert, Vernon, Robert, Edith, and Eleanor who have gone 
on before her and Charles and Victoria whom she has left behind to watch over her family. 
She had a wealth of loving family surrounding her, including Jan Harrell, sister-in-law, Clark 
Bradshaw, brother-in-law, and wife Maryce. She also had many nieces and nephews whom 
she held dear to her and who adored her.

She was a member of Burgaw Presbyterian Church where she spent countless hours 
teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, helping with vacation bible school and 
participating in the women's circle meetings. She served as president of Pender County 
Christian Services, which was a very big part of her life. Words cannot express the impact 
she had of others lives and the love she carried for them and their love for her.

Funeral services will be at 11:00am Friday May 8, 2009 at the Burgaw Presbyterian 
Church. The Reverend Doctor Ray Mendenhall will officiate. Burial will follow in the 
Burgaw Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today (Thursday) 6-8:00 pm at Harrell's Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Pender County Christian Services PO Box 84 
Burgaw, NC 28425

A service of Harrell's Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Burgaw.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Harrington, Johnny "J.J."  
 
61, of Maxton, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Chapel AME Zion Church, Maxton. Burial 
will be at McLeod Cemetery, Maxton. S&L Funeral Home, Maxton.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  


 
Hazleton, Timothy Lee  
 
35, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Dosher Nursing Center, Southport. A memorial service will 
be held later. Peacock-Newnam & White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Heck, Ann  
 
73, of Pawling, N.Y., died Thursday, April 30, 2009. Arrangements by Coble Ward-Smith 
Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  



 
Heckle, Robert Dickinson "Bob"

Robert "Bob" Dickinson Heckle, 71, of Wilmington, NC, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, 
at his residence.

He was born on June 29, 1937, in Toledo, OH, the son of the late Ferd and Kathryn 
Dickinson Heckle.

Surviving is his wife of fifty years, Elizabeth Jane Heckle; a daughter, Deborah Elizabeth 
Staton and husband Tim; a son, Robert William Heckle and wife Sheri; four grandchildren, 
Christopher and Celia Staton, and Zachary and Lindsay Heckle.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Monday, May 4, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary Market 
Street Chapel. Interment will be private. 

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

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 5/4/2009  


 
Henry, Becky Simmons

Becky Simmons Henry, beloved wife and mother, died May 3rd at Duke Hospital after a valiant 
fight with cancer. Becky was born in 1960 in Raleigh NC, daughter of Robert and Barbara 
Simmons. She was a star athlete at Millbrook High School; graduating in 1979 and attending
 UNC-Wilmington on an athletic scholarship. After her 1983 graduation from UNC-W, Becky 
made Wilmington her home. She married Dana Brian Henry on July 7, 1992. They had one 
daughter, Jessica Louise Henry. 

Becky had an active and varied life. She worked for GMAC for over 20 years. She loved the beach,
 traveling, camping and all outdoor activities. She was president of the PTA, very involved with 
Gymnastics Unlimited, and an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 
where she taught Sunday school. She loved children and was very involved in activities with her 
daughter and other children. 

She is survived by her husband, Dana and daughter Jessica. Other survivors include her parents, 
Robert and Barbara Simmons of Raleigh NC; sister Rene Gilmour and family of Hillsborough NC; 
brother Lee Simmons of Atlanta,Ga and friend Victor Kumnog. She is also survived by Albert Fred 
Wenberg of Wrightsville Beach, Michael John Henry of Miskeltio, Washington and Christine 
Leighton and family, also of Washington. There are numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins 
in the Wilmington area.

Becky is also survived by dozens of loyal and loving friends. She had a happy and joyous life 
and her attitude and outlook were testament to this love. She fought the good fight and will 
always be remembered for her courage.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to Susan B Susan G. Komen for the Cure 
(ww5.komen.org) or to the education fund for Jessica Louise Henry. This fund can be 
accessed at the State Employees Credit Union as follows: Dana B. Henry Special Account 
for the educational trust fund for Jessica L. Henry. You may use any branch of the SECU to 
contribute to this fund.

The funeral will be held at 1:30pm Thursday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 
Wilmington, NC.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6pm-7:30pm at Andrews Mortuary 1617 Market 
St., Wilmington, NC.

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



 
Highsmith, Charles Ward "Charlie"  
 
86, of Burgaw, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 
3 p.m. Thursday at Caswell Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Rockfish Presbyterian Church 
cemetery, Wallace. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
 
Holden, Bessie M.  
 
of 4744 Blue Banks Loop Road, Northwest, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Ocean Trail 
Convalescent Center. Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  



 
Holland, Vickie  
 
of Carolina Beach, died Saturday, May 9, 2009. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. 
Wednesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Carolina Beach. Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  



 
Hooks, Annie Mae  
 
86, of James B. White Highway North, Whiteville, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at home. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Western Prong Baptist Church. Burial will be at 
the church cemetery. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  
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Horton, Julia Frances Tienken  
 
died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. The funeral 
will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Village Road Memorial 
Chapel, Leland.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  



 
Hug, Peter Dana 

Peter Dana Hug of The Cape, passed away in his home after a long battle with heart disease. 
Peter was born on August 19, 1937, in Rochester, New York. 

He was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Hug, his father, Werner B. Hug and his mother, 
Alice Hug. Peter enjoyed working for The Travelers Insurance Co. for many years, living in Boston, 
Connecticut, Long Island, Atlanta, and New Jersey. He was in the Coast Guard Reserves and felt 
a strong patriotic duty.

After he retired in 1993 he moved from NJ to NC to be near his children.

He loved life, loved people, never knew a stranger, and volunteered in many things. He volunteered 
weekly to drive the Hospitality Bus for New Hanover Regional Hospital where he spread cheer and 
encouragement to his passengers. 

Peter, his father, and a group of friends owned an Adirondack cabin in Indian Lake, NY. Some 
of his happiest times were fishing, hunting, and discovering new places to explore. He passed 
on this love of nature to his children, Trish and Chris. 

Peter leaves behind his son, Chris Hug, and his wife, Candy Hug; 2 grandchildren, Madison 
and Parker, as well as his daughter Patricia's son Tyler, his cousin, Bonnie Bowden of 
Wilmington, and his friends Dave and Peg Eaton. He had so many friends, we wish we 
could name them all. 

A memorial service will be held 11am Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary Valley 
Chapel.

Memorials may be made to NHRMC Hospitality House 1612 Medical Center Dr. Wilmington 
NC 28401.

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 5/12/2009  



 
Hunley Sr., Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson Hunley, Sr., age 87 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Tom was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of 
Columbus. He was the former manager at the Riegelwood Federal Credit Union retiring in 
1990. After his retirement he spent his time engaged in volunteer service in many areas of 
our community for the Knights of Columbus and the New Hanover County Senior Center, 
including Meals on Wheels, driving the hospital courtesy bus, Catholic Social Ministries, 
The Tileston Clinic, the Wood Lot project and collecting general donations for the Knights 
of Columbus projects, to name a few. He was once named Volunteer of the Year for Meals 
on Wheels. Tom served his country during WW II and the Korean War in the US Air Force.

Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances Hunley; three children and their spouses, 
Thomas W. Hunley, Jr.(Sue), Rose Marie Alexander (Mike), and Eddie Hunley (Sue) all of 
Wilmington. Eight grandchildren, Melissa, Amanda, Scott, Christy, Jennifer, Gracie, Kevin 
and Eddie Ray. Three great grandchildren, Matt, Sarah, and Phoenix; one brother Robert L. 
Hunley (Argene), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, 
Jack Hunley and a sister, Yvonne Martin.

Mass of the Resurrection will be 11 am Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at St. Mary Catholic 
Church, 5th and Ann Streets. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at St. Mary Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 
Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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 5/5/2009  


 
 
Johnson, Craig Andrea’  
 
of 4977 S.E. Bud St., Southport, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at River Pointe Rehabilitation 
& Healthcare Center, Virginia Beach, Va. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Friendship 
Missionary Baptist Church, 620 Clarendon Ave., Southport. Burial will be at Northwood 
Cemetery, Southport. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  

 
 
Johnson, George Edward  
 
84, of Skyes Street, S.W., Supply, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at home. The funeral will be 
at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morrissett Funeral Home, Richmond, Va. Burial will be at Dale 
Memorial Park, Richmond.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  



 
King, Jane Hunnings

Mrs. Jane Hunnings King age 95 of 571 South Sycamore St. in Rose Hill died Sunday May 
3, 2009 at Duplin General Hospital in Kenansville.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Rockfish Memorial Cemetery 
Mausoleum conducted by Rev. Roy Parker.

She is survived by two sons, Charles King of Castle Hayne and Jimmy King & wife Sally 
of Littleton, NC, eight grandchildren, Sue Ellen Cottle & husband Herbie of Rose Hill, Dana 
Keane & husband Ronan of Round Hill, VA, Kimberly Rodwell & husband Dallas of Littleton, 
NC, Alan King & wife Julie of Porters Neck, Brian King of Wilmington, Kathy Bryant & 
husband Keith of Olivia, NC, Jennifer King of CA and Debbie Caswell of Fayetteville, NC 
thirteen great grandchildren, Ben Rodwell, Zach Rodwell, John Keane, Callan Keane, 
Ashley Cottle, Bradley Cottle, Laura King, Sara King, Lydia King, Samantha King, Hunter 
Caswell, Jeffery Bryant and Chris Bryant. 

Born in Craven County, Mrs. King was the daughter of the late Matthew and Margie 
Hunnings. She was preceded in death by her husband Martel King and a son Jerry Warren 
King.

The family will receive at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Padgett Funeral Home and cremation service.

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


 
Lefstead Jr., Lawrence Irving  
 
died Sunday, May 3, 2009. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Oleander Memorial 
Gardens. Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Loflin Jr., Carl Baxter  
 
83, of Southport, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham. A 
memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Peacock-Newnam & White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  



 
McClure, Barbara Jean Hall  
 
67, of Weyers Cave, Va., formerly of Penderlea, died Monday, May 11, 2009, in Bridgewater, 
Va. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  



 
McKoy, Hattie M.  
 
of 1327 N. Seventh St., died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


  
 
Mills, Jill Troupe  
 
33, of Carolina Shores, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Lumberton. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. 
Wednesday at Tabor City Baptist Church. Burial will be at Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Lumberton. 
Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  



 
Mishoe Jr., Duke  
 
79, died Friday, May 1, 2009. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  



 
Moore, Beatrice  
 
formerly of Wilmington, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, in New York. A graveside service will be 
at noon Thursday at Wilmington National Cemetery, 2011 Market St. Davis Funeral 
Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  




Newman, Kathe Stoltenberg

Kitty S. Newman, age 86, of Riegelwood, NC, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2009, after a 
long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Berlin, Germany on January 21, 1923. She was 
the wife of the late William A. Newman, who she met and married after WWII, and moved to be 
with him in the United States where she made it her home until her passing.

Survivors include her six children and their spouses. She was the mother to three sons, James 
William Newman, Sr. of Fayetteville, NC, Gerald (wife Cindy) of Wilmington, NC, and Charlie 
(wife Judy) of Riegelwood, NC; three daughters, Joyce Smith (husband Jack) of Morehead City, 
NC, Shirley Miller (husband Winn) of Bailey, NC, and Linda Taylor (husband Terry) of Albemarle, 
NC. She had 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Leland Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, May 2, at the Leland Kingdom Hall of 
Jehovah's Witnesses on Old Fayetteville Road, in Leland, NC, conducted by Mr. Gene Clifton. 
Burial will be in the Aycock family cemetery in Lucama, NC.

Family and friends would like to thank Hospice nurses and staff and the staff and nurses at 
Brunswick Cove for the care Kitty received during the years she was there.

Visitation will be at Charlie and Judy Newman's home in Riegelwood on Friday night, May 
1 from 5 pm to 7 pm and Saturday May 2 after the memorial service.

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 5/1/2009



 
Parmelee, Catherine  
 
87, of Palmer Drive, Calabash, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Loris Community Hospital, 
Loris, S.C. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady Star of 
the Sea Catholic Church. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  




Phillips, Christopher Hughs  
 
57, of Raleigh, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday, April 24, 2009. A memorial service 
will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lebanon Chapel Airlie Gardens, Wilmington. Cremations Society 
of the Carolinas, Raleigh.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  



 
Powell, Glenn  
 
48, of 1189 Frank Baldwin Road, Whiteville, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at Columbus Regional 
Healthcare System. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Love Grove Freewill Baptist 
Church, 1763 Millie-Christine Road, Whiteville. Burial will be at Welches Creek Cemetery. 
Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  



 
Puckett, Olen Lenwood  
 
73, of Whiteville, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 
Whiteville. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Cypress Creek Original Free Will Baptist 
Church. Burial will be at Hosea Simmons Cemetery, Whiteville. Worthington Funeral Home, 
Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  



 
Rallis, Dalton  
 
86, of Burgaw, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Huntington Health Care and Retirement Center. 
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Wilmington.
 Burial will be at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  


 


Reeves, Priscilla Farrow

Priscilla Farrow Reeves of 7122 Airie Rd., Leland, NC went to be with her Lord and Savior on 
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter in Whiteville, NC.

Mama was at her happiest when her children were around. She loved fishing and clamming. 
Mama we will miss you dearly and there will never be a day that goes by that we're not going 
to think of you. We love you Mama - your children.

Mama is preceded in death by her father Arthur Farrow, Jr. and her mother, Cora Lee Galloway 
Farrow.

Mama is survived by 3 children, Ricky Reeves and wife Cindy of Riegelwood, NC, Mickey 
Yopp and fiance Angie of Wilmington, NC and Stephanie Malpass and husband Allen of 
Leland; 7 grandchildren, Amanda Pringle, Michael Reeves, Tosha Malpass, Charlie Yopp, 
Tristan Sorenson, Hannah Kissack, and Catherine Smith; 4 great-grandchildren, Tyler Pringle, 
Madison Reeves, Kage Reeves, and Kayden Malpass; to a very special friend of many years, 
Valdoston Hunt, thank you and we love you; one brother and one sister; William A. Farrow 
and friend Barbara and Wanda Wammack and husband Ritchie.

A special thanks goes out to Mama's brother and sister for coming to the hospital every 
day and making her smile. We love you both very much.

The family will receive friends at Love Ministries Church located on Lanvale Rd., Leland, 
NC on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, 
donations in Mrs. Reeves' memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
LifeCareCenter, 206 Warrior Trail Dr., Whiteville, NC 28472.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com 

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1553 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403; 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Reid, Shirley Williamson

Shirley Reid, 85, of Wilmington passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. 

She is survived by her loving husband, John Reid, daughter, Susan Reid, son, John Reid, 
and her granddaughter, Allison McGinty.

Shirley had been a member of St. John's Episcopal Church since the family moved to 
Wilmington in 1978. She served on the Altar Guild and enjoyed creating and contributing 
her beautiful craftwork to church fundraisers.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at St. John's Episcopal 
Church with burial immediately following in the church's Memorial Garden.

The family would like to thank the management and staff of Spring Arbor Assisted Living's 
Cottage for their excellent care of Shirley during her long illness. We are also grateful for the 
assistance of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center over the last two difficult months.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Alzheimer's Research, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 
220, Raleigh, NC, 27605-1351.

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 5/8/2009  


 
Robinson, Gertrude Murphy  
 
of the West Pender community, Burgaw, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at University Hospital, 
Newark, N.J. The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lakes Chapel Missionary Baptist 
Church, Atkinson. Burial will be at Murphy Cemetery, Burgaw. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Ruff, Jodie  
 
52, of Supply, died Saturday, May 2, 2009. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday 
at Harrisburg Presbyterian Church cemetery, Harrisburg. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 
Supply.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  


 
Ruland, Josephine J.  
 
84, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at home. A Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. 
Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  


 
Scheboth, Edward J. "Eddie"  
 
84, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements 
by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Sellers, Bobby Jean  
 
70, of Whiteville, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial 
will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lake Waccamaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  
 
 
 
Simpson, Ernest Lee  
 
of 811 Elance Moore Lane Apt. No. 105, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Healing Water Temple, 
411 Wright St. Burial will be at John Chapel Cemetery, Castle Hayne Adkins-Drain Funeral 
Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  


 
Smith, Annie Earl Jones  
 
89, of Rocky Point, formerly of Penderlea, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Pender Memorial 
Hospital. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riverview Memorial Park, Watha. 
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Smith, C. Scott  
 
40, died Monday, May 4, 2009. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Winter Park 
Presbyterian Church. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Smith, Geraldine Bezant

WILSON -- Geraldine "Buzz" Bezant Smith, 85, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

Buzz was born August 22, 1923, in Hereford, England, to the late Authur Percival and Anna 
Morris Bezant. She attended Hereford grade schools, graduated from Hereford Teachers 
College and taught in London. During World War II, she met Army Air Corp Captain Walton 
Wright Smith of Wilson and they were married on August 2, 1945. After the war, they returned 
to his hometown of Wilson to raise their family. Buzz loved working in her garden, reading, 
participating in the Discussion Club and spending time with family and friends at the coast.
 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walton, in 2003, and 
her sister, Marjorie Rodgers of England. 

Funeral, Friday, 11:30 AM, Maplewood Cemetery, Section 1. 

Surviving are daughters, Pamela Orcutt (David) of Wilson and Janet Darnell (Steve) of Raleigh; 
son, Walton Wright Smith, Jr. (Gail) of Wilmington; grandchildren, Mary Anna Edmonds, Walt 
and Will Smith of Wilmington; Porter Darnell (Jill) of Raleigh and Lindsay Darnell McAulay (Mac) 
of New York City. 

Her family would like to thank Janet Brown, Elizabeth Harris, and the staff of Parkwood Assisted 
Living for the special friendship, love and care rendered to Buzz. 

Memorials are suggested to the Wilson County Humane Society, PO Box 7064, Wilson, NC 
27895, or to the charity of one's choice. 

Wilson Memorial Service, (252) 237-7171, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Smith Sr., Marion Justice

Daddy went to meet Jesus this morning with his wife by his side. No more suffering 
in this world for him.

He was born in Jacksonville, NC, February 29, 1924, (leap year).

Boy, did daddy love his garden. If you couldn't find him piddling in his shop it was 
guaranteed he was in his garden. He also had a heart of gold. If anyone needed 
something, all they had to do was ask.

He leaves behind his wife of sixty-two years, Anne; a sister, Mildred Morton of 
Jacksonville; four children, Marion Jr., David (Terry), Belinda (Laurie) and Merry; four 
grandchildren, Andy and Gabriella deSouza, Heather Recko, Lil Marion, and Bryan 
who beat Daddy to the prize; and eight great-grandchildren.

A special thanks to the wonderful, caring people at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and 
Merry's work family at Liberty Commons.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 
at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

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

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 5/4/2009 - 5/5/2009  
 


Smith, Raymond  
 
89, of 1478 River Road, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Brunswick Cove Nursing 
Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Little Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial 
will be at Galloway Cemetery. People's Funeral Home, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Smith, Rhonda  
 
56, died Saturday, May 2, 2009. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Andrews 
Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Smith, Russell Nelson  
 
19, of Leland, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Woodburn, Leland. Burial 
will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  

  
 
Stone, Charles Richard "Dick"  
 
75, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Arrangements by Wilmington Burial and Cremation 
Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Stoudenmire, Conchita V.  
 
67, a native of the Philppines, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Makati Medical Center, Makati 
City, Philippines. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 
5709 Murrayville Road.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Tancrelle Jr., Louis F.G.

Louis F. G. Tancrelle, Jr. of Castle Hayne, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 
Britthaven of North Chase following a lengthy illness.

He was born July 21, 1943, in Wilmington, NC, son of Louis and Bessie V. Tancrelle. 

He was a life-long member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He graduated from New 
Hanover High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Louis retired from Ideal Cement Company and later was owner and operator of Lou's 
Landscaping.

Survivors are Ann W. Tancrelle; son, Louis Tancrelle III; daughter, Kimberly Tancrelle; 
mother, Bessie V. Tancrelle and aunt Clara V. Sternberger.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at Oakdale Cemetery
 with the Rev. Keith Warner officiating. 

Memorial gifts may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2237 Castle Hayne Road, 
Wilmington, NC, 28401, or to one's favorite charity.

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 5/7/2009 - 5/8/2009  


Taylor, Isabel Wilson  
 
died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Davis Health Care Center. A memorial service will be at 
2 p.m. Thursday at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, Shallotte. Burial will be 
at the church graveyard. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Tayor Jr., Wilbur Jennings

Wilbur Jennings Taylor, Jr., 72, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Saturday, May 2, 
2009, at his residence.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 
5, 2009, at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. Private interment 
will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday at Andrews 
Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Wilmington.

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/4/2009  


 
Tepper, Ruth

SOUTHPORT, NC -- Mrs. Ruth Tepper of Southport, NC and formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada, 
died Sunday May 10, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. She had lived 
very happily at Carillon Assisted Living, Southport for the past three years.

Mrs. Tepper was born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 30, 1921, and was the daughter 
of the late Abraham and Elizabeth Samalow. She was preceded in death by her husband 
of 46 years Henry Tepper and also her brother, Harry and sister Pauline and twin sister, 
Rose. Her career was in retail sales. She retired from Dillards in Las Vegas, Nevada after 
more than 25 years of service. Ruth and Henry moved to Las Vegas in 1974 where they 
enjoyed the weather and many activities that Las Vegas had to offer.

She is survived by her son, Elliott Tepper and wife Marybeth of Southport, NC; two 
granddaughters, Sharon Baroncelli and husband Andrew and their children, Andrew(AJ), 
John, Matthew of Woodstock, Va.; Cindi Tepper and her children, Neely and Elliott of 
Alexandria, Va.; a sister in-law, Miriam Savedoff of Brooklyn, NY.

Funeral services and burial will be in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Paw's Place Animal Rescue, 3701 E. 
Boiling Spring Road, Winnabow, NC 28479

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 5/12/2009  



Thomas, Brian  
 
52, of 203 MLK Drive, Maxton, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Scotland Memorial Hospital, 
Laurinburg. Arrangements by S&L Funeral Home, Maxton.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/5/2009  


 
Todd, Jessie Betty  
 
70, of Whiteville, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. 
Friday at Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor 
City.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  



 
Todd, William Edward (Bill)

William Edward (Bill) Todd, Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.) passed away April 30, 2009, in 
his 92nd year at Greenspring Village, Springfield, Virginia. He was born in New Eagle, 
Pennsylvania, the son of Bracken C. Todd and Olive Anderson Todd and spent his early 
years in Monessen, Pennsylvania. Bill was married January 25, 1940, to Reba Myers 
Lyell at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Wilmington, N.C. His beloved wife of 68 years 
passed away March 30, 2008.

Col. Todd graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1938. While a 2nd Lieut. in the 
U.S. Army Reserve, he worked for two years for the Cape Fear Terminal Company in 
Wilmington, N.C. before applying and being called to active duty in 1940. He served 
as an Artillery Officer with the U.S. Army Field Artillery until 1941 when he entered 
pilot training receiving his wings in 1942. During World War II, he served as an 
instructor pilot in B-25s and in the Persian Gulf Command as a Test Pilot for P-39, 
P-40 and P-47 fighters for delivery to the Soviet Air Force. After his wartime service, 
he remained in the U.S. Air Force serving in Air Target Intelligence assignments at the 
Pentagon and SAC Headquarters and then as Director of Intelligence Headquarters 
2nd A.F. His flying assignments included Director of Operations of the 91st 
Reconnaissance Wing, Director of Operations and Vice Commander 19th Bomb Wing. 
Other assignments were as Base Commander in Morocco, Missile Site Activation Task 
Force Commander, and Deputy for Systems Management at Aeronautical Systems 
Division. He retired in 1969 and became President of Broach Systems, Inc. and later 
worked in real estate and insurance in Ormond Beach, Florida.

Beloved father of Katherine Lyell Todd Royal and Col. (Ret. U.S.A.F.) William Bracken 
Todd, Bill is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His 
grandchildren are Jennifer L. Royal, Jeffrey T. Royal, Kevin B. Royal, Emily R. Todd, 
Rachel E. Rieckhoff, William Bracken Todd, Jr., Brittane L. Todd and John M. Todd. Bill 
will also be remembered fondly by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen K. Todd and son-in-law,
 Jackson W. Royal. He is also survived by a nephew, Scott Todd, and two nieces Laura 
Lyell Farmer and Ginger Lyell.

An Episcopal service and Columbarium inurnment with Full Military Honors will take place 
at Arlington National Cemetery on July 10, 2009, at 9:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers the family 
suggests contributions be made to the Virginia Military Institute Foundation, Lexington, 
Virginia.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/4/2009  

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Troupe, Willis D.  
 
87, of Tabor City, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Loris Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. 
Thursday at Cherry Grove Church cemetery, Tabor City. Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  



 
Ufferman, William Harold  
 
of Kure Beach, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. 
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church. Andrews 
Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


 
Warren, Marion  
 
of 813 N. Fifth Ave., died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Mariner Health of Wilmington. The 
funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion AME Church. Burial will be at Pine Forest 
Cemetery. John H. Shaw's Son Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/7/2009  


  
 
White, Lara Lee  
 
formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, May 4, 2009, in Philadelphia. Burial will be at noon 
Friday at Wilmington National Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/13/2009  


 
Williams, Evelyn  
 
of 1010 S. 13th St., died Friday, April 24, 2009, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center. The 
funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be at 
Calvary Memorial Cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/1/2009  


 
 
Zerener, John (Jack)

John (Jack) Zerener passed away April 28th. He was born on November 15, 1934, and was 
a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also fun-loving and an inspired story teller. 
Making friends and maintaining friendships was easy for him.

His work in the oceanographic field took him all over the world including Antarctica, Norway, 
Venezuela, Spain, and Portugal. Along the way he made life-long friends and memorable 
experiences.

Jack was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Washington D.C when he was nine years old. 
His soapbox derby racing as a child grew to racing sports cars as an adult. He learned how to 
fly an airplane from his mother and was an avid golfer. He worked in Washington D.C. as an 
industrial designer for AMF for many years. 

He spent nearly 20 years in the Boston area manufacturing and selling oceanographic equipment 
for Aanderaa Instruments. In 1993 he and his wife, Anne Shamp, moved to Raleigh, NC to escape 
the cold winters and start his own company, JZ Instruments. Jack retired in 2003, moved to the 
coast, and played as much golf as he could.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Shamp, daughter and her husband, Adrienne and Tom Knoerzer,
 son and his wife, Mark and Patty Carpenter, grandsons Thomas Knoerzer, Kyle Knoerzer, Tim 
Carpenter, Noah Carpenter and granddaughter, Sara Carpenter. He is also survived by many 
wonderful friends. 

There will be a private memorial service. Contributions can be made in his memory to the 
Catfish Hunter chapter of the ALS Association. (Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter, 120-101 
Penmarc Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 or online at http://www.catfishchapter.org/)

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 5/1/2009  
 

Allen, Mary Frances  
 
80, of Oak Island, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. 
Thursday at Southport Baptist Church, 200 N. Howe St., Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  



 
Babson, John Livie "Bill"  
 
70, of Evergreen, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday 
at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial will be at Owens Cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  

 
 
Baldwin, Alta  
 
82, of Whiteville, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System. 
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church, Whiteville. Burial will be at Flynn 
Cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  



 
Barton Jr., Edgar Ellsworth

Edgar Ellsworth Barton Jr. passed away on May 5, 2009, in Wilmington, NC. He graduated 
from MIT in 1968 with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, and lived most of his life 
in Maplewood, NJ.

He is survived by brothers and sisters: Louise Miller (Melville 'De' Miller) of New Jersey; 
John (Pat) Barton of Alpine, CA; Anne Wittke (Barry Malpas) of Flagstaff, AZ; Jim Barton 
of Asheville, NC; Betsy Barton of Durham, NC; Mary Barton (Beth Biegelsen) of Chevy 
Chase, MD, and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Isa Barton of Maplewood, NJ, and sister, 
Carolyn Barton (Mario Sepulveda) of Alameda, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ed may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601-7633; http://www.alz.org

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/19/2009  



 
Baylor, Terry  
 
48, of Lake Waccamaw, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare 
System, Whiteville. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral 
Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/16/2009  


 
Bethea, Shyrl  
 
63, of Lock and Dam Road No. 1, Riegelwood, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Bladen County 
Hospital, Elizabethtown. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 
Riegelwood. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  

 
 
Boggs, Gregory C.  
 
43, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements 
by Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  

 
 
Booker III, William Raymond  
 
58, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements 
by Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  

 


 
Bridges, Hattie  
 
of 1912 Church St., died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be at 
Calvary Memorial Cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/16/2009  


 
 
Brown, Gwendolyn  
 
of 10199 Wide Way, Leland, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. 
Sunday at House of God Church, 443 Maides Ave., Wilmington. Burial will be at Pine Forest 
Cemetery, Wilmington. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  

 

 
 
Capps, Rebecca Barnes  
 
65, of 1027 George II Highway, Winnabow, died Friday, May 15, 2009. The funeral will be at 2 
p.m. Monday at Trinity Worship Center, Winnabow. Burial will be at Oleander Memorial Park. 
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  




Carter, Elyse Horne

Elyse Horne Carter of Wilmington died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear 
Hospice Life Care Center.

She was born December 31, 1921, in Wilmington, NC daughter of the late Clayton Horne 
and Annie Newton Horne and was preceded in death by her brother Robert Horne and a 
sister Edna Kinlaw.

Mrs. Horne was member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a charter member of 
Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church. She was a loving and caring Mother, Grandmother 
and Great -Grandmother.

Surviving are her children Jackie Carter and wife Debbie of Wilmington, Cathy Sellers and 
husband Jimmy of Wilmington, David Carter of Hatteras, NC and Lynn Padgett of 
Wilmington, grandchildren, Steve Carter, Julie Meek, Bert Hatchell, Keith Carter and 
Andrea Padgett, great grandchildren, Alex Schutte, Drew Carter, Steven Carter and Sadie 
Hatchell, brothers Wesley Horne and Rev. Roger Horne and wife Eleanor and many nieces 
and nephews

A graveside service will be held 11am Wednesday May 20, 2009 at Horne Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians 
Dr. Wilmington, N.C. 28401.

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

Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/19/2009  



Carter, Larry Dean

Larry Dean Carter, age 58, of Wallace died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at his residence.

He was born January 23, 1951, in New Hanover County; the son of the late Marvie and Janie 
Estelle Carter. 

Mr. Carter served his country honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. He was 
employed at Gregory Pool Equipment Company for twenty-three years and was a member 
of Poston Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his devoted wife of thirty-three years, Debbie B. Carter of the home; daughters, 
Kim Carter and Amber Carter Blanton (Darrell), all of Wallace; brother, Bobby J. Carter of 
Warner Robins, GA; special friends, Mike Wood, Thomas Smith and Charles and Linda 
Register; his canine companion, Ruby and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Poston Baptist Church 
with the Reverend Dustin Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in Rockfish Memorial 
Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Quinn-McGowen 
Funeral Home, Wallace and other times at the Carter's residence.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor 
Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or you may give online at 
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

To Larry's many friends, thank you for every kindness shown...your prayers, visits, cards, 
flowers, and your genuine expressions of concern. 

Condolences may be made to the Carter family at www.quinnmcgowen.com.

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  




 
Cherry, Joseph Horton  
 
86, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wesley United 
Methodist Church Burial will be at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Andrews Mortuary, Market 
Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  
  
 


Coppley, Ralph James  
 
71, of Bay Road S.W., Shallotte, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at home. A memorial service 
will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  




Crocker, Harold R.  
 
77, died Sunday, May 17, 2009. The service will be May 30 at Living Water Ministries. 
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  



Dew, Wessell  
 
82, of Lake Waccamaw, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare 
System. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pierce Cemetery, Hallsboro. 
McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  




Doran, Edward J.

Edward J. Doran, 87, of Wilmington died Friday, May 15, 2009, at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 26, 1921, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

He is survived by his son Guy Doran and family.

He retired in White Plains New York as Senior Vice President of the Franklin Savings 
Bank in New York City.

Edward and his wife Stella, moved to Wilmington in 1993. Mr. Doran was active in 
the local community, he supported the Habitat for Humanity and the Domestic 
Violence Shelter. He established the Stella Doran International Studies Award 
Endowment to support students in International Studies at UNCW. He will be 
remembered for his compassion, wisdom, dignity, caring attitude, and happy 
disposition. He love to travel, play golf, walk the beach, play games, and commune 
with friends, and speak with family on a daily basis. He and his wife had great joy 
traveling extensively through Europe. He will be missed.

Celebration of life will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary 
on Market Street.

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  




 
Evans, William Harold  
 
77, of Holden Beach Road, Shallotte, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Dosher Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will be at Oak Grove Baptist 
Church cemetery. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  
  
 


 
Fiesenthaler, Frederick John  
 
71, of Jessica Lane S.W., Supply, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 
11 a.m. Tuesday at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. Burial will be at Brunswick Memorial 
Gardens.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  




Flanagan, Mildred  
 
94, died Sunday, May 17, 2009. The funeral will be private. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral 
Service, Oleander Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  
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Gause, Hazellene  
 
of 606 McMilly Road, Shallotte, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Brunswick Cove Nursing 
Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Shallotte. 
Burial will be at Angela-Faye Cemetery, Shallotte. Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  




Gurley Sr., Thomas Cleveland "Buddy"

Thomas "Buddy" Cleveland Gurley, Sr., 70, of Wilmington, passed away on May 18, 
2009.

Thomas was born on May 4, 1939, in Goldsboro, NC. At the age of 18, he joined the 
US Air Force and served proudly in Vietnam and was stationed briefly at Seymour 
Johnson Air Force Base. He was an avid shagger and in 2007 was inducted into the 
Shagger's Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 27 years, Matilda "Tilly" Gurley; one 
son, Thomas Cleveland Gurley, Jr. and wife Kim, of Clover, SC; one daughter, Tana 
Michelle Wooten and husband Tim, of Winston-Salem, NC; two sisters, Reamonia 
Matthews and husband Dale, of Myrtle Beach, SC and Lillie Best of Goldsboro, NC; 
five grandchildren, Samantha and Thomas Matthew Gurley, Hannah, Andrew and 
Abigail Wooten; numerous nieces and nephews and his special four legged children, 
Sebastian, Zada, Wes, Sheba and Cleo.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm, Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Andrews 
Mortuary Market St. Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Friday, May 22, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary 
Market St. Chapel.

Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Garden.

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

A Market Street Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  



 
Guy, Kenneth Allen  
 
65, of Willow Spring, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Durham. The funeral 
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Community Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be at Pinecrest 
Cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  



Hanson-Sellers, Linda  
 
67, of Third Street, Shallotte, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Grand Strand Regional Medical 
Center. The service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009 



Harris, Randy  
 
55, of Sneads Ferry, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 
Wilmington. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Livingston Tabernacle Church, 
Hampstead. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/16/2009  




Hawkins, Caleb  
 
17, of Sherrow Estates Street S.W., Supply, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist 
Church of Shallotte. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/16/2009  




Henderson, Glennette Mansfield  
 
67, of Whiteville, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. 
Arrangements by McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  



Herring, Raymond  
 
74, of 2735 W. Magnolia-Lisbon Road, Rose Hill, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at home.
 The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hayes Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be at 
the church cemetery. Carter Funeral Home, Garland.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  



Hewett Sr., Jimmy Roger

Jimmy Roger Hewett, Sr., 75, of Ocean Hwy., West, Supply, NC, died Sunday, May 17, 
2009, in the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hewett was born December 29, 1933, in Brunswick County, NC, to the late Peter and 
Madie Gladys Hewett. He was retired from the International Paper Company. Mr. Hewett 
was a United States Army Korean Veteran; and a member of the Supply Baptist Church. 
He was predeceased by brothers D.L. Hewett and Ernest Hewett; and a sister Eloise 
Hastings.

Surviving are his wife Naomi "Boots" Wilson Hewett; two sons Jimmy Hewett, wife Pam, 
of Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Doug Hewett, wife Pam, of Supply, NC; a sister Bobbie 
Dillard, of Shallotte, NC; six grandchildren Christina Flanigan, Stacey Hewett, Jessica M. 
Hewett, Doogie Hewett, Jason Clark, and Dennis Clark; and four great-grandchildren Douglas 
L. Hewett, III "Trey", Ryne Clark, Riley Clark, and Parker Clark.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 11:00 AM in the 
Supply Baptist Church by the Reverend Bill McNeill. Burial will follow in the Brunswick 
Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 19, 2009, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at 
the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Jerry Etheridge, Jimmy Etheridge, Glenn Britt, Jason Clark, 
Dennis Clark, and Mike Potts.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Larry Skipper, Royce Hewett, and Roy Martin.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  


 
Hobbs, Bessie  
 
of 4744 Blue Banks Loop Road, Northwest, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Ocean 
Trail Convalescent Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James AME 
Zion Church, Leland. Burial will be at Hobbs Cemetery, Wolfridge Road, Leland. Davis 
Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  



Hug, Peter  
 
72, of The Cape, died at home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at 
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  
 



Johnson, Melissa Shipman  
 
38, of 233 Clark St., Chadbourn, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at St. Mary AME Church, Chadbourn. 
Burial will be at Campground Cemetery, Whiteville. Friendly Funeral Home, Riegelwood.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  



 
Johnson Sr., William  
 
79, of Earl Lewis Road, U.S. 117 North, Burgaw, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Huntington 
Health Care Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Matthew United Holy Church, 
Burgaw. Burial will be at Lewis family cemetery, U.S. 117 North Burgaw. Dunn Funeral Home, 
Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  



 
Kenion, Annie  
 
97, of Warsaw, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Southwood Nursing and Retired Center, 
Clinton. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, 
Warsaw. Entombment will be at Devotional Gardens. Rhodes Funeral Home, Warsaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  



 
Kirkman, Richard A.

Lt. Commander Richard A. Kirkman, U.S. Coast Guard Retired, 72, of Panama City, FL, 
passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, at Bay Medical Center. He was born in Greensboro, 
NC, and moved here in 1986 from Arlington, VA. Lt. Com. Kirkman had over 30 years of 
active service in the coast guard where he worked as an electronics engineer. He also 
worked with Civil Service at the Naval Base in Panama City. While he lived in the 
Washington, DC, area he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Temple.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Kirkman, his son, Richard Kirkman, Jr., 
and his daughter, Tami Vincent.

Survivors include his daughter, Ramona Goodrich and husband, Thomas, of Panama City;
 brother, Jack Kirkman of New York City; sisters, Betty Bordeaux of Cape Coral, FL, and 
Faye Dail of Louisville, KY; two grandchildren, Michael Goodrich and wife, Anne, of 
Panama City, and Shannon McCrickard and her fiance, Jesse Ford, of Virginia Beach, 
VA; and his great-granddaughter, Katharyn Goodrich of Harrisonburg, VA.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 11:OOAM at Coble Ward-Smith, 
Oleander Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services, from 10:00 to 
11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park of Wilmington with full 
military honors.



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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/19/2009  


 
Kline, Mable Faye Pless  
 
96, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. A graveside service will be 
at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  

 


 
Lambert, Charles William "CW"  
 
85, formerly of Dimaond and Belle, W.Va., died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at home. A 
graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Andrews 
Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  



 
Lennon, Nolie Catherine Mercer  
 
94, of Bladenboro, died Thursday, May 14. 2009. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at 
Galeed Baptist Church, Bladenboro. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Bladen-Gaskins 
Funeral Home, Elizabethtown.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  

  
 
Mayhew, Bobby Junior  
 
73, of Leland, died Friday, May 15, 2009. No services will be held. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral 
and Cremation Service, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  



 
McClure, Barbara Jean Hall

Barbara Jean Hall McClure, 67, of Weyers Cave, Va., a beloved mother and devoted 
grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11, 2009, while in the company 
of family members at her son's home in Bridgewater, Va.

She was born in Pender County on April 5, 1942, and was a daughter of the late Elbert and 
Buena Preston Hall.

Barbara worked at Gene Morris Tax Service. She was a member of Salem Lutheran 
Evangelical Church. She attended Campbell University and was a gold star wife. She was 
united in marriage on August 20, 1966, to Carroll "Mac" McClure, who preceded her in 
death on April 21, 1971.

Barbara is survived by a son, William "Bill" McClure and wife, Janine o£ Bridgewater, Va.; 
two grandchildren, Brittaney and Ashleigh McClure; two brothers, Jerry Hall of Burgaw,
 N.C., and Charles Hall and wife Ramona of South Daytona, Fla.; a special friend Gene 
Morris of Grottoes, Va. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Hall Johnson.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Potts Memorial 
Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Penderlea, N.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to RMH Hospice, 235 Cantrall Ave., Harrisonburg, Va. 
22801.

A Dunn Funeral Home Service, Burgaw.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/14/2009  


 
McCumbee, Gregory Ray  
 
26, of Jacksonville, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville. 
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Community Funeral Home, Beulaville. A graveside 
service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Batchelor Cemetery, Richlands.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  



 
McDaniels, Michael Charles

PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS US NAVY

Michael Charles McDaniels, 30 passed away Monday, May 11, 2009.

He was born on June 12, 1978 in Voorhees, NJ.

Michael graduated from Hoggard High School and later joined the US Navy in 2003. He 
was currently stationed in San Diego, CA and was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer 
2nd Class. He served 2 tours in Afghanistan and received numerous awards and citations
 for his service.

Michael is survived by his mother, Patricia Keubler McDaniels of Rocky Point, his father, 
David McDaniels, Jr. of New Jersey; brother, David McDaniels, III of Wilmington and sister 
Jennifer McDaniels of Wilmington.

Maternal grandmother, Gladys Keubler of Wilmington; nieces and nephews Austin, Devon,
 Kayla, and Paityn; and his best friend Rob Harris.

Remembered are his maternal grandfather, Otto Keubler, and his paternal grandparents, 
David and Lillian McDaniels.

Visitation for family and friends will be 7 to 9 pm Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Market 
Street Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary Market 
Street Chapel. Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided 
by the US Navy.

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 5/19/2009  



McKoy, Eddie  
 
68, of 504 Montague Road, Currie, died Friday, May 15, 2009, in Baltimore. The funeral will 
be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. Burial will be at the McKoy family 
cemetery, Currie.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  





 
McKoy, Hattie  
 
of 1327 N. Seventh St., died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Phillips AME Church, 815 N. Eighth St. Burial will 
be at Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  


 
Millinor, Joseph "Mickey"

Joseph "Mickey" Millinor, 61, of 304 W. Branding Iron Court, St. David, AZ, died Sunday, 
May 17, 2009, in Benson, AZ.

He was born Dec. 3, 1947, in Wilmington, NC, to Calvin Edward and Ethel Mintz Millinor.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Millinor.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Community Presbyterian Church. 
Rev. Jon Hermes will officiate.

Arrangements by Richardson's Remembrance Center, Benson, AZ.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/20/2009  



 
Mintz, Carnie

Our Daddy, Our Papa, Our Hero, Carnie Mintz, age 80, of Leland, North Carolina, died on 
May 11, 2009. He was born on June 13, 1928, in Brunswick County to the late Charlie 
Owen and Merina Isabell Benton Mintz. Mr. Mintz was also preceded in death by his much 
loved wife of 50 years, Jennie Ellis Mintz who died in July, 2008.

A brother, Albert Mintz and his sisters, Merina Watson, Geneva Benton and Reba Mintz, 
and a nephew, Earl Ray Watson also preceded him in death.

He is survived by his 4 children, Lynn Johnson and husband D.J.; Mike Mintz and wife 
Stephanie; Robert Mintz and wife Vicky; and Denise Mintz and great friend Melissa 
Thomas. He also had 6 grandchildren, Brandon "Bull" McRae, Michael "Boo" Mintz, 
Lyndsey McRae, Christopher "Turtle" Harrison, Erica-Lynn Lewis and Morgan Mintz and 
1 great-grandchild, Carlee Denise Synder. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews 
and cousins.

Mr. Mintz was a member of First Baptist Church of Leland. He retired after many years 
of service from Wright Corporation in Acme, NC, and later delivered flowers for Leland 
Florist and Gifts for over 23 years. Our daddy enjoyed many things, most of which was 
spending time with his family. He always attended the many ball games, band
 performances, cheerleading contests and anything else one of his children or grandchildren
participated in. He looked forward to his many hunting trips with his sons, grandsons and 
nephews. He enjoyed his life on earth immensely but looks forward to seeing all those that 
preceded him to Heaven, especially our Mama.

When God made Daddies, he used ours as the mold. For those who did not know him, 
he was the sweetest, fairest, most humble and most honorable man ever. His clear blue 
eyes always held a smile for you. Daddy, you are the best and we will always love you 
and keep you in our hearts. Give Mama a hug and kiss for us.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday May 14, 2009, at 
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel on South College Road, Wilmington, NC.

A funeral service will be held at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel 1:00 pm Friday May 
15, 2009. Interment will follow in the First Baptist Church of Leland Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Clare Bridge of Wilmington and many thanks 
to the staff of Bladen County Hospital for the love and care shown to our Daddy.

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 5/14/2009  


 
Montgomery, Katie  
 
of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of the Wrightsboro community, died Monday, May 11, 2009, 
in Brooklyn. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Williamson Institutional Christian 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Manhattan, N.Y. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home, 
Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  
 



 
Moore, Beatrice  
 
formerly of Wilmington, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, in New York. A graveside service will 
be at noon Thursday at Wilmington National Cemetery, 2011 Market St. Davis Funeral 
Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  


 
Moore, Charles Spencer

ASHEVILLE - Reverend Charles Spencer Moore, 76, of Asheville, died Sunday, May 17, 
2009, at the Hospice Center of the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville.

Born July 23, 1932 and a native of Troy, N.C., he was a son of the late Jennie Lee Monroe 
and Adolphus Moore. He was also preceded in death by his brother, George M. Moore.

Rev. Moore, a member of the Presbytery of Western North Carolina, was a retired 
Presbyterian minister having served churches outside Danville, Va., in New Bern, N.C., 
and outside Wilmington, N.C. He was Presbytery Executive/Stated Clerk for the former 
Asheville Presbytery and later served as Treasurer for the former Wilmington Presbytery.

Charlie received his BA Degree in Accounting from Catawba College, Salisbury, his MBA 
from UNC-Chapel Hill, and his Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary, 
Richmond. He graduated from the U.S. Army Finance School and served two years in the 
Finance Corps of the U.S. Army, most of the time as cashier in the finance office in San 
Juan, Puerto Rico. He was employed in various areas of finance in the business world 
before entering the ministry.

A 32nd Degree Mason, he was a former member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in New Bern 
and Asheville. Upon his retirements Charlie could often be found at the NC Creative 
Retirement Center at UNCA where he took 100 courses at College for Seniors and was an 
avid duplicate bridge player at Harvest House.

Charlie is survived by his former wife and devoted friend, Mary Raine Sydnor Smith of 
Asheville; and 11 nieces and nephews in whom he delighted, among those Michael M. 
Moore of Knoxville, Tenn., who showed him particular attention; and 19 grand nieces 
and grand nephews. He had many friends, special among them during his declining 
years, Robert Malcolm Smith, Jimmy Johnson, and Bob Robinson of Asheville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, in the Campbell Chapel 
of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. A private interment will be held before the service.

Although flowers are appreciated, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 
40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or to Hospice Fund, Charles George VAMC, 1100 
Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805 or to any charity/church of your choice.

Condolences may be sent through www.morrisfamily funeralhome.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/20/2009  
 
 


 
Moore, Ella G.

NEW HANOVER -- Ella G. Moore, 77, of Wilmington, passed away on May 12, 2009. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8:00PM, Friday, May 15, at Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM , Saturday, May 16, at 
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/14/2009
 

 
Nixon, Louise L.  
 
of 26 Twin Oaks Drive, Castle Hayne, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at home. The funeral 
will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews AME Zion Church, 1201 S. Ninth St. Burial 
will be at Pine Forest Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  






Pagliaro, Doris Jean Hardison

Doris Jean Hardison Pagliaro of Myrtle Beach, SC, died at her home on Friday, May 15, 
2009. She was 68 years old.

Born on July 19, 1940, in Raleigh, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Ruby Hardison 
of Cary, NC, and the late Floyd Hardison Sr. She attended Cary High School, then worked 
as a beautician for over 20 years and then later worked for the SASMI Trust Fund.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband John Carl Pagliaro.

And in addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter Tiffany and her husband 
Kirk Barber of Newburg, MD; sisters Jeanette and her husband Thomas Lynn of Selma, 
NC, Betty Lou and her husband Larry Stone of Cary, NC, Susie Kempf of Wilmington, 
NC; brother Floyd Hardison of Roseville, NC; grandchildren John, Joey, Joshua and 
Jenna Bloom, Kaylee and Kirk Barber; special friend Alan Richards.

Visitation on Friday, May 22, 2009, from 6PM to 8PM at the Raymond Funeral Service, 
P.A. 5635 Washington Avenue La Plata, MD. Funeral Service at 10AM Saturday, May 
23, 2009 at White Plains Baptist Church 8470 Marshall Corner Road Pomfret, MD with 
Pastor Brad Diehl officiating. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to Regency Hospice of Myrtle Beach 11943 
Grand Haven Drive Suite A Garden City, SC 29576.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/19/2009
 


 
Perkins Sr., Edward  
 
of Whiteville, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday 
at Brunwick-Waccamaw Baptist Association Building, Whiteville. Burial will be at 
Campground Cemetery, Whiteville. Smith Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  

  
 
Perkins, William  
 
of Hughes-Smith Road, Ash, died Monday, May 18, 2009. Arrangements by Brunswick 
Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  



Rabon, Mercia Evans  
 
91, of Chadbourn, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Linkhaw Place, Lumberton. The funeral 
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corinth Baptist Church, Chadbourn. Burial will be at 
Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery. Worthington Fuuneral Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  



Ramsey, Ruby Usher

Mrs. Ruby Usher Ramsey, age 95, of Teachey, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Teachey 
Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Charles Love. Burial will follow at Rockfish 
Memorial Cemetery. 

She is survived by three daughters, Ann Ramsey Fussell and husband Billy of Rose Hill, 
Kara Ramsey Norris and husband Dan of Teachey, Linda Gray Ramsey of Kinston; one 
son, Jimmy Usher Ramsey and wife Phyllis of Leland; ten grandchildren, Jay Fussell and
 wife Joey of Wallace, Bert Fussell and wife Sarah of Rose Hill, Wendy Kelley and husband
 Ronald of Rose Hill, Scott Ramsey of Leland, Alecia Williams and husband Roger of 
Wilmington, Keith Norris of Castle Hayne, Nancy Davis of Wallace, Linda Ann Carr and 
husband Ed of Clinton, Terri Blanchard and husband Allen of Turkey, Dana Henderson and 
husband Joe of Beulaville and thirteen great-grandchildren. 

A native of Duplin County, Mrs. Ramsey was the daughter of the late Robert Dunn Usher 
and Radie Florence Usher. She is preceded in death by her husband James Thomas 
Ramsey and one daughter Sandra Ramsey Jewell and husband Larry. She was a member 
of Teachey Presbyterian Church and was very active in her community. Among her 
accomplishments, Mrs. Ramsey served as President of Women of the Church, Sunday 
School Teacher, Elder, Historian and given the Life Time member pin. She also served as 
town commissioner of the Town of Teachey for two terms, Mayor of the Town of Teachey 
for thirty-six years, was Secretary and Treasurer of Duplin County Municipal Association 
1966, President of Duplin County Municipal Association 1978, member of Good Neighbor 
Council, Charter member of Duplin County Mental Health Association, Secretary and one 
of the founders of Duplin County Mental Health of Retarded Citizens, Board of Directors for
 Retarded Citizens, Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, Vice-Regent of 
DAR. Mrs. Ramsey also was listed in 1968 Book of Outstanding Leaders of American and 
Women Political Leaders of North Carolina. She was appointed to the North Carolina Code 
Qualification Board by Governor Hunt. Her hobbies included playing Solitaire on her computer 
and enjoyed traveling the world. 

Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Jay Fussell, Bert Fussell, Scott Ramsey, Keith Norris, 
Ronald Kelley and Roger Williams. Honorary Casket Bearers will be grandsons; Jason 
Fussell, Will Fussell, Ian, Kelley, Collin Kelley and Brock Williams. 

Memorial gifts can be made to Teachey Presbyterian Church, Caswell Center of Kinston, 
and American Cancer Society of Duplin County. A special thanks to the staff at the Brian 
Center for the good care given. 

The family will receive at Padgett Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, and at 
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Norris, 156 Raleigh Street in Teachey other times. 
To sign guest book visit www.padgettfuneralhome.net

Padgett Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/19/2009 


 
Rawls, Crannel  
 
78, of Whiteville, died Sunday, May 17, 2009. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday 
at Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville. Burial will be at Peacock's Columbus Memorial 
Park.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  


 
 
Rhine, Latitia Savage

Latitia Savage Rhine, 72, of Castle Hayne, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 13, 
2009. 

She was born in Pender County to the late Jim Mack and Edna Clemmons Savage. She 
was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Mack Savage Jr. and Robert Ivey Savage. 
She retired from Corning Glass Works after 28 years of service. 

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joseph Rhine; her son, Allen Tartt; her step 
daughter, Patricia Barkley (Rhine); one brother, Sammy Edward Savage; one sister, Helen 
Holder and several nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the 
Oleander Chapel of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Sammy Savage officiating. 
The family will receive friends immediately following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the local ASPCA- New Hanover 
County Animal Shelter, 220 Division Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. 

To view Mrs. Rhine's video tribute please visit www.mem.com. 

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/14/2009  




 
Roberts, George  
 
84, of Old Oak Lane, Sunset Beach, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at home. No local 
services will be announced. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/16/2009  



 
Robinson, Elizabeth M.  
 
73, of 20 Park Road, Harrells, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carter Funeral Home, Garland. Burial will 
be at Community Memorial Park, Harrells.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  




Robinson, Gertrude  
 
67, of the West Pender community, Burgaw, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at University 
Hospital, Newark, N.J. The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lakes Chapel Missionary 
Baptist Church, Atkinson. Burial will be at Murphy Cemetery, Burgaw. Dunn Funeral Home, 
Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  


 
Robinson, Jim C.

Jim C. Robinson, 60, of Willard passed away May 18, 2009, at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Elaine Robinson.

Jim is survived by his wife Linda Robinson, son Martin James Robinson, daughters Leah 
Michelle Robinson and Marlena Camille Robinson, step daughters Tamara Martin Hayes 
and her husband James, Sylvia Ward, step son David Cribb and his wife Christy, 
grandchildren Jonathan and David Martin, Thomas Stevens, Lena and Sara Ward, Erika 
and Sarah Cribb, and great granddaughters Addie and Marissa Martin, sisters Jewell 
Bullard, Paula Boley, Marie Patrick and Lila Neal, brothers Dillard and Sam Robinson, 
many nieces and nephews.

Jim was a retired auto mechanic and loved to garden. He was very devoted to his family 
and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Wilmington
 Burial and Cremation Service. Funeral service for family will be held on Friday. 
Memorial service for family and friends will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the 
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Burgaw, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes 
Association.

Online condolences may be sent www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
 


Russell, Larry  
 
died Monday, May 11, 2009. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. 
Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  



Scheboth, Edward J. "Eddie"

Edward "Eddie" J. Scheboth, 84, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, May 11, 2009 at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 26, 1924, in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Frank Paul Scheboth 
and Anna Orient Scheboth. Remembered also are two brothers, Frank and Ray Scheboth, 
who preceded him in death.

Mr. Scheboth was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for 
forty-two years for the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. He was a 
member of St. Mark Catholic Church and formerly a member of St. Thomas More Catholic 
Church in Bethel Park, PA.

Surviving is his wife of sixty-years, Eileen Kirchner Scheboth; three sons, Edward John 
Scheboth of Nevada, Philip Steven Scheboth and wife Margaret of Pennsylvania, Robert 
Leo Scheboth and wife Karen of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren, Jaclynn, Stephen, 
Courtney, and Travis Scheboth; one sister, Charlotte Pisani, one brother, Charles 
Scheboth and wife CeCe, and a sister-in-law, Delores Scheboth all of Pittsburgh, PA; 
and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 16, 2009, at St. Mark Catholic 
Church by Rev. Daniel D. Oschwald.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 820 N. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401 or 
to St. Mark Catholic Church Building Fund, 1011 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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 5/14/2009  

 


Sellers, Bobby  
 
70, of Whiteville, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial 
will be at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lake Waccamaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  



 
Shipman, Gloria  
 
49, of Whiteville, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Reston Hospital, Reston, Va. The funeral 
will be at noon Tuesday at Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Whiteville. Burial will be 
at Cherry Grove Community Cemetery, Whiteville. S&L Funeral Home, Fair Bluff.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  


 
Smith, Dorothy  
 
of 2259 Adams St., died Monday, May 18, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
Arrangements by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  


 
Smith, Patrick J.

Patrick J. Smith, (June 4, 1933 - May 16, 2009) passed away on Saturday morning after a brief 
illness. 

Pat was born in New York and was raised in the Bronx. After a tour in the Army, he returned 
to New York and began a career in the re-insurance industry eventually retiring as an executive 
from what is today known as Zurich. In retirement Pat and his wife Carol retired to Kure Beach 
from the New York City area where they had resided. Pat was well known for his wonderful 
spirit, demeanor, and ability to light up a room.

He is predeceased by his wife of 38 years Carol Smith with whom he had five children. He 
is also predeceased by his second wife Jerry Smith who passed away in January of this 
year.

He is survived by his five children, Delia Smith, Margaret Smith Neubig and her husband 
Greg Neubig, Julia Smith Meade and her husband Jeff Meade, Carol Smith, and Charles 
Smith and his wife Megan Hines Smith as well as nine grandchildren. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Thursday May 21, at St. Mary Catholic 
Church in Wilmington. Patrick will be interred in New York with his wife Carol who passed 
away ten years ago.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kure Beach Police Department for whom 
Patrick had a special affinity.

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 5/20/2009  



 
Soles, Gene  
 
53, of Whiteville, died Friday, May 15, 2009. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the 
Church of God. Burial will be at Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park. Peacock Funeral 
Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  




 
Stanley Jr., Arbie  
 
79, of Hallsboro, a native of Nakina, died, Thursday, May 14. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. 
Monday at McKeznie Mortuary, Whiteville with the graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery, 
Lake Waccamaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  


 
Stewart, Ruby Williams  
 
85, of Pink Hill, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Autumn Village, Beulaville. The funeral 
will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Community Funeral Home, Beulaville. A graveside service 
will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville. Community Funeral 
Home, Beulaville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/16/2009  



 
Stone Sr., Charles  
 
75, of Plantation Village, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. 
May 23 at Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/16/2009  

 


 
Struble, Dale H.  
 
62, of Hampstead, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at home. No services are planned. 
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  



 
Taylor, Isabel  
 
died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Davis Health Care Center. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. 
Thursday at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, Shallotte. Burial will be at the church 
graveyard. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  

 
  
 
Thomasson, James Wright  
 
72, of Mulberry Street, Shallotte, formerly of Sunset Beach, died Friday, May 15, 2009, 
at Autumn Care of Shallotte. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Seaside 
United Methodist Church. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/18/2009  



Thompson, Hal Alexander

MARCH 4, 1924 - MAY 13, 2009

RALEIGH -- Hal Alexander Thompson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the oldest son 
of John Marvin Thompson and Lilly Ball Thompson and was one of five children. 

Hal lived in Raleigh all of his life and had many fond memories of growing up at 400 Kinsey 
Street in Boylan Heights, where he had many adventures with his neighborhood friends and
 family. In those days, a horse drawn ice wagon would still make deliveries down his street. 
At the age of 14, Hal was the proud winner of the 1938 Raleigh Soap Box Derby, after 
coming in second to his brother the year before, and racing in the National Soap Box 
Derby finals in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Hugh Morson High School, where he was 
Captain of the Track Team, and later attended North Carolina State College's School of 
Engineering. He joined the United States Army Air Corps during World War II where his 
love of mechanical things and building inspired him to become a P-51 Fighter Pilot. While 
stationed at Luke Air Force Base, in Phoenix, Arizona, Hal married Grace Altman of Dunn, 
NC, his wife of 63 years. They returned back to Raleigh after the war where they raised their 
family of one daughter and three sons. 

Hal joined his father's construction company, J.M. Thompson Company, in 1946, where 
he worked for over 60 years. Over the years, the company built hundreds of commercial 
buildings in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. His legacy is carried on today by his
 three sons, John, Dickie and Marty, who now operate the company which is in its 88th 
year. He received many industry and civic awards throughout his lifetime, including the 
Carolinas AGC Pinnacle Award for "Executive of the Year," and the "Industry Recognition 
Award" from the General Contractors' Association of Raleigh, where he was a founding 
member. Hal served on the Board of Trustees of Louisburg College for 27 years, as well 
as being an active member of the Raleigh Exchange Club for 63 years. His other civic 
involvement included co-founding Camp Oak Hill and the Wake County Chapter of the 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He served on the State Building Commission, the Board 
of the Methodist Retirement Homes, and was past Commander of the Raleigh American 
Legion, a Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts of America, a Wolfpack Club supporter and 
avid fan. He was a master woodworker and enjoyed the countless hours he spent building 
the 36-foot "Lady Grace," a boat he constructed in his back yard, which his family enjoyed 
for many years. 

Hal believed in God, country, and family, and never missed the opportunity to share 
his testimony of faith in Jesus Christ, and how blessed we all are to be Americans. He 
was a charter and lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he taught 
Sunday School and served on the Administrative Board and Board of Trustees. He 
incorporated his Christian beliefs in the operation of his business. 

Hal is survived by his wife, Grace Altman Thompson; daughter, Suzanne Thompson 
Southard, of Bahama, NC and husband Art; son, John Marvin Thompson II, of Raleigh 
and wife Vicki; son, Richard (Dickie) Alexander Thompson, of Raleigh and wife Angie; 
and son, Hal Martin (Marty) Thompson of Cary and wife Cindy. He was also blessed 
with eight grandchildren: Anna Rachel Carmel, of Portland, Oregon; Mark Cameron 
Thompson, of Atlanta, GA.; Caroline Grace Thompson, of Raleigh; Paul Michael 
Thompson, of Raleigh; Lauren Ashley Thompson, of Raleigh, Travis Alexander 
Thompson, of Raleigh; Madeline Page Thompson and Hal Martin Thompson II, of 
Cary. He is also survived by his sisters Kathleen Thompson Bogasse of Myrtle Beach, 
SC; and Doris Thompson Wall and husband Bill of Raleigh. He was preceded in death 
by his sister Margarite "Geet" Thompson Perry and brother, John Wiley Thompson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 
Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604. A service in
 celebration of his life will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 824 North 
Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, NC 27604, at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, May 15, 2009, 
followed by a graveside service at Briar Creek Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to Trinity United Methodist Church. 

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/14/2009  



 
Townsend, Marie Atkinson  
 
86, of Boardman, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at home. A graveside service will be at noon 
Monday at Horace Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  



 
Ward, Willa  
 
90, of Laurel, Miss., formerly of Perry, Fla., died Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Laurel. The service 
will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. Burial will be at Whiteville 
Memorial Cemetery.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  



 
Waters, Louise Hardwick

Louise Hardwick Waters, 85, of Pensacola, FL, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, in 
a local area hospital. Louise, a native of Wilmington, NC, moved to Pensacola in 1962 
from Richmond Hill, GA, with her family. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the 
University of North Carolina, Goldsboro. Louise became a well known artist in Pensacola 
as well the Northwest Florida area. She owned Hutsons Hardware with Jack, her husband 
and favorite dance partner. Louise was also an avid tennis player, a member of Watercolor 
USA Honor Society and Artel.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie Roscoe Hardwick and Hattye Sloan 
Hardwick, her husband Jack C. Waters, Brother Robert Sloan Hardwick and grandson 
Blake Rapier.

She is survived by: her sons Brian Waters and wife Lynn, Doug Waters, and Roger Waters 
and wife Diana, daughters Susan Rapier and Janet Waters all of Pensacola, sister, Patricia 
Hardwick Daughtry Keir, eight grandchildren; Jeffrey and Michael Waters, Skeets, Hutson 
and Raleigh Rapier, Sterling, Sean and Ashleigh Waters and two step grandchildren Matthew 
Tisdale and Meredith Watkins.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 PM at the First Presbyterian 
Church, 33 East Gregory Street with a reception to follow at 5:00 PM at the Pensacola 
Yacht Club.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Louise Waters to the Anna Lamar 
Switzer Center for Visual Arts, PJC, 1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

Internment at Barrancas National Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/14/2009  


 


 
Webb, Esther Mae Anderson  
 
78, of Winnabow, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 
Wilmington. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral 
Home, Southport. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  



 
Weeks, Michael Shannon  
 
44, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. A 
memorial service will be at 4 p.m. May 31 at Coastline Convention Center. Wilmington 
Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/17/2009  



 
White, Lara  
 
formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, May 4, 2009, in Philadelphia. Burial will be at noon 
Friday at Wilmington National Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/14/2009  


 
Willis, Linda  
 
died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. A memorial 
service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Wilmington Burial and 
Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/19/2009  




Woodcock, Danny Duet

Danny Duet Woodcock, age 64, of Atkinson, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Atkinson.

He was born June 10, 1944, in Atkinson, the son of the late Manuay and Agnes Malpass 
Woodcock. He was also predeceased by his son, Keith Woodcock; sister, Elsie Barnhill 
and brothers, Everett, Stacy and Lewis Woodcock.

Surviving are Molly Hester Woodcock, mother of their children and his wife for forty-five years; 
daughter, Shannon Garriss (Glen); son, Steve Woodcock (Michelle); grandchildren, Kirsten 
and Ashton Woodcock; sisters, Janice Norris, Daisy Kelly, Sarah Atkinson, Drucille King 
and Dixie Malpass; brother, Harold Woodcock; special friend, Diane Spencer and many 
nieces and nephews.

Danny was a masonry contractor for many years. After retiring as an exceptional brick layer 
Danny enjoyed his vegetable garden and cooking. Family and friends in the Atkinson 
community loved the fellowship and food at Danny's lunchtime gatherings every Friday. 
Danny's cooking and the Friday fellowship will be greatly missed by many.

Danny loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren. He was a diligent worker and a 
plain spoken man who always shared what he had with others. He will be remembered for 
his engaging smile, generous nature and warm heart. Treasured memories of Danny will 
forever remain in our hearts.

Graveside service will be 11:00 am Friday, May 15, 2009, at Woodcock Cemetery with the 
Reverend William Moore officiating. 

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home 
in Burgaw and at other times will be at the home of Shannon and Glen Garriss in Atkinson.

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 5/14/2009  
 



Amaro, Janet Lee Mattison

Janet Lee Mattison Amaro, 73, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center.

Janet was born October 18, 1935 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Edwin Granger and Ruth 
Liddy Granger. Her first husband, Lester Mattison, and two sisters, Barbara Gregg and Lois 
Kelsey, preceded her in death.

Janet was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Landfall 
Country Club and a past President of the Ladies Golf Association.

She is survived by her husband, Frank James Amaro, Sr., four children, Alan Mattison and wife, 
Laura, of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, Kathleen Mattison Bentancourt and husband, Edward, of 
Zephyrhills, FL, Steven Mattison, and Cynthia Mattison Golonka and husband, Michael, all of 
Wilmington, NC; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Ellett, of 
Dade City, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be 11am Monday, May 25, 2009, at Andrews Market Street Chapel 
with Rev. Msgr. Matthew Hendrick officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, at the funeral home, from 10am until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials, in her name, may be made to Davis Health Care Center, 1011 
Porters Neck Road, Wilmington, NC 28411, or to New Hanover Regional Medical Center 
Foundation, 2259 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. 

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 5/23/2009  


 
Armstrong, Arthur Robert

SOUTHPORT -- Arthur Robert Armstrong died on May 27 in Southport following an extended illness 
of Alzheimer's Disease. He was born on March 17, 1933 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. He was 
preceded in death by his parents, The Rev. Dr. Arthur Russell and Geralda McBride Armstrong, 
brother, W. Scott Armstrong, his stepmother Elizabeth Cottrell Armstrong, his grandparents, 
William Ross and Julia Armstrong and the Rev. Dr. F. Scott and Geraldine McBride.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Hershberger Armstrong, his daughters, Erin Butler and 
husband, Larry of Maryville, TN, Stacy Sims and husband, Martin of Sterling, VA and Ashly Daniel 
and husband, Jerry of Jacksonville, FL, brothers, John Armstrong and wife, Wanda of Wichita, KS, 
Dale Armstrong and wife, Catherine of Cary, NC, sisters-in-law, Sue Armstrong of Waterford, MI, 
Stephanie Hunsinger and husband, Don of Wakeman, OH, and brother-in-law the Rev. Dr. J. 
Richard and wife, Nelda Hershberger of Oklahoma. Also surviving are grandchildren Katie and 
Preston Butler, Heather and Rachel Sims, and Jeremy, Brian, and Jessica Daniel.

Growing up in Washington, PA, Pittsburg, KS, and New Kensington, PA, Art graduated from 
Muskingum College then served 2 years in the Army. He and his wife began a whirlwind of moves. 
Working as a geologist for Seismograph Service Corporation, Art worked in Moab, Utah, Oklahoma, 
Wyoming (3 locations), North Dakota, Michigan, and Mississippi. Joining Liberty Mutual Insurance 
in loss prevention, Art worked in Louisville KY, Miami, FL, and Knoxville, TN. Finishing his working 
career with TVA he was the safety engineer for the construction of the Hartsville Nuclear Plant near 
Gallatin, TN.

Art always enjoyed refinishing furniture, volunteering with the youth on the Appalachian Service 
Project, Habitat for Humanity, hospital volunteering , delivering meals on wheels, serving as a 
deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church, golfing, reading, and music. Among his gifts were 
his great kindness and humor evidenced with his smiling eyes. He had a zest for life, travel, and 
learning. His family and friends are grateful for his life and the joy he brought everyone. 

The family wishes to thank the staff of Dosher Nursing Center for their loving care giving of Art 
and concern for the family in such a heartfelt way. Great gratitude is given to friends and family 
for their abundant prayers and gentle acts of kindness and concern. 

On Saturday, June 13 at Southport Presbyterian Church there will be visitation at 10:00 a.m. 
preceding the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Martha Jane Raedels and 
Reverend Dr. J. Richard Hershberger will be officiating the service. The Committal Service 
will follow in the church's Memorial Garden. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Dosher Nursing Center, 924 N. Howe St., Southport, 
NC, 28461, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Oberlin Rd., Suite 220, Raleigh, NC, 27605.

You may send online condolences to www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/30/2009  


 
Ash, Stanley Edward

OAK ISLAND -- Stanley Edward Ash passed away peacefully on May 30, 2009 at his home in Oak 
Island, following an extended illness.

Stanley was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on October 16, 1929. His career in the Navy began in 1949 
and he retired after twenty years of service for his country. In 1982, he and his wife Barbara left 
Portsmouth, Va. for their new home in Oak Island. Continuing his love affair with the sea, Stanley 
became an avid member of the local Coast Guard Auxiliary, aiding citizens in their voyages on the 
seas. He was the former Flotilla Commander of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 
10-05.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Barbara Clark Ash of the home, three daughters, Debra Ash 
Salanitro and husband Fred, Rebecca Ash Broda, Catherine Marie Szybura and husband Burnie; 
son William Rutledge and brother Warren Ash.

Also surviving are five grandchildren Maggie Rutledge, James Salanitro and wife Heavenly, 
Kimberly Johnston, Sarah Szybura and Chris Szybura. In addition he is survived by six great 
grandchildren and many close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at the chapel of Peacock-
Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.

The family would like to thank all the members of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their love and 
support and ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to this organization.

From his family and friends, we pray for him ... "fair winds and following seas."

You may sign the online guestbook at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/31/2009  



 
Batts, Joseph Clyde "Joe"

Joseph "Joe" Clyde Batts, age 68, of Wallace, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Batts was born December 16, 1940, in Duplin County and was the son of the late Wayne and 
Rosavel Carter Batts. He was also predeceased by his brother, Winford Batts; sisters, Geneva 
Smith and Eunice Gurganious and sons-in-law, Richard Laughter and Jerry Watson.

He is survived by his loving companion of thirteen years, Janice Swain and their faithful canine, Tiny; 
his daughters, Kay Laughter and Gail Watson, both of Wallace; grandchildren, Ricky Laughter, Timmy 
Laughter, Stephanie Laughter and Justin Watson; great grandchildren, Brianna Laughter and Ian Davis; 
brothers, Horace Batts and wife, Wilma of Beulaville and Royce Batts and wife, Brenda of Raleigh; 
sisters, Arlene Price and late husband, Emory of Jacksonville, Shelby Boone and late husband, 
Hurbert of Rose Hill, Carolyn Davis Nave and late husband, George of Spartanburg, SC, Pat Mobley 
and husband, Allen of Surf City and Gloria Raynor and husband, Ronnie of Fountaintown and 
numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 

Joe worked at JP Stevens for many years and also worked as Millwright with Daniels, Mundy's and 
Edwards. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren, brothers, 
sisters and special friend, PeeWee. He attended Bethel Wesleyan Church where he enjoyed 
cooking breakfast with his special church family. 

Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home 
Wallace Chapel with the Reverend Henry Cavenaugh and Mr. Frank Murray Jr. officiating. Burial 
will follow in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be PeeWee Hill, Mike Eaton, Chris Mobley, Tom Batts, Shelton Batts and Wayne
Lee Batts.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Chris Hill, Sammy Cavenaugh, Johnny Cameron and Glenwood 
Sanderson.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace 
and other times at Mr. Batts residence. 

Memorial gifts may be given to Bethel Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 2635 S. NC Hwy 11, 
Rose Hill, NC 28458 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physicians Dr., 
Wilmington, NC 28401.

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 5/26/2009  


 
Benton, Maggie  
 
of Leland, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Elah 
Baptist Church, Leland. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bolivia. Village Road Memorial 
Chapel, Leland.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/25/2009  



 
Bertrand, Deborah Lee  
 
formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., died Saturday, May 23, 2009. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. 
Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
Bertrand, Melanie Heaton

Melanie Heaton Bertrand, 53, of Wilmington, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Lower Cape 
Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Melanie was born November 8, 1955, in Erlanger, KY, daughter of Elmer Spencer Heaton, Jr., 
and the late Alma Jean Adkins Heaton.

Melanie earned her Bachelors degree in Business Administration at Xavier University and her 
Masters in Market Research and Statistics at the University of Georgia. She had several careers 
in her lifetime. The one she enjoyed most and was proudest of, was as a Real Estate Broker 
associated with Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty. 

In addition to her father, she is survived by her loving husband and best friend, William T. 
Bertrand; two children, Susan Warner Bertrand and William Vance Bertrand; a brother, Thomas 
S. Heaton; two nephews, Jose Heaton and Manuel Heaton; and her devoted Bassett Hound, 
"Abigail" and Brittany Spaniel, "Blaze".

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Sunday, May 31 2009 at Andrews Valley Chapel. The 
family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2 until 3 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to the Carolina Bassett Hound Rescue 
(CBHR), PO Box 80082, Charleston, SC 29416, or the pet charity of one's choice.

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 5/30/2009  



 
Bills, Martha

Martha Bills Crawford died Monday, May 25, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center. She was the 
daughter of Sallye and Henry Eames Crawford and was preceded in death by her brother, Henry 
Eames Crawford II. Born in Flushing, NY on November 21, 1950, she graduated from Fairfax Hall 
and UNCW. 

Martha had a career as a medical social worker. She was member of the Community Church 
of Douglasten, Long Island where she grew up. 

She is survived by her mother, Sallye Crawford, her sister, Sallie Daniels, her nephew John 
Cooper and his family, and many friends and cousins.

There will be a graveside service at 3:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2009 with Dr. Peter Brown 
officiating.

Andrews Market Street Chapel

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/27/2009  


 
 
Blackburn, Claudie "Shorty-Fish"*

Claudie "Shorty-Fish" Blackburn, 72, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center, and has gone home to be with his Lord and to be with other loved ones who will be waiting 
with open loving arms. Rest in peace, daddy. In peace and no more pain.

Claudie was born in Bladen County, September 5, 1936, son of Minnie Lee Carter Blackburn and 
Robert Blackburn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Joan 
Marie Blackburn; and two brothers, J. L. Blackburn and Boyce Ray Carter.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara Blackburn of Leland; children, Marie Eason (Johnnie) of Leland, Bill 
Blackburn (Julie) of Castle Hayne, Cynthia Lewis (Randy) of Delco, Jay Blackburn (Lisa) of Castle; 
step-children, Brad Tefteller (Mary) of Castle Hayne, and Bill Tefteller of Leland; grandchildren, 
Heather White, Daniel Johnson, Chrystal Johnson, Brandon Blackburn, Adrian Blackburn, Daniel 
Souden, James Souden, Gabe Souden, Sydney Blackburn, William Tefteller, Elizabeth Tefteller, 
and Lily Tefteller; great-grandchildren, Cody Banks, Preston White, Aaron Johnson, Calista Johnson, 
Mikel Gallardo, Jr. Gallardo, Lavonia Johnson, and Stormie Johnson; three sisters, Doris Raynor of 
Columbia, SC, Louise Dancey of North Wilkesboro, NC, Phobie Hunt of Ivanhoe; and one brother, 
Irving Blackburn of North Wilkesboro, NC.

The family would like to thank everyone who helped Shorty through this journey; especially our angel, 
Lisa. She was always there keeping us posted while we worked. He held a special place in his heart 
for her. Thanks, Bill for all you've done for our dad. Thanks to all the 4th, 5th, and 6th floor nurses and 
CCU and MICU at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, for all your help and support. We would 
especially like to thank nurse, Collen Youngblood for all of her support, kindness, and compassion.

A celebration of Shorty's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary 
Market Street Chapel with Rev. Rob Strickland officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary Market 
Street Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 28207, 
Raleigh, NC, 27611, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401.

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 5/28/2009  


 
Bland, Ritchie  
 
41, formerly of Bolton, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Suitland, Md. The funeral will be 1 p.m. 
Saturday at East Columbus High School, 32 Gator Lane, Lake Waccamaw. Burial will be at 
Restwell Cemetery No. 2, Bolton. Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  



 
Bourgault, Roy Francis

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. -- Roy Francis Bourgault, age 89, of Hampstead, NC, and formerly of 
Worcester, MA, died at Woodbury Wellness Center in Hampstead, NC, after a short illness 
on May 22, 2009. His wife, Betty Mae (Arp) Bourgault, died in 2005. He leaves three sons, 
Robert L. Bourgault and his wife Marianne, Edward N. Bourgault and his wife Faith, both of 
Worcester, and Richard D. Bourgault and his wife Irene of Friedberg, Germany; a daughter, 
Susan E. Akie and her husband Robert of Dedham, MA; a brother, Louis J. Bourgault, Jr. of 
Hampstead, NC; and his dear friend of the last few years Ruth M. Best and her daughter Amy 
Coleman of Hampstead, NC. He was pre-deceased by his sister Marjorie E. Luce. He had six 
grandchildren: Nadia, Elizabeth, Thomas, William, David, and Richard, and several nephews 
and nieces.

Born in Worcester, son of Louis J. and Evelyn (Richardson) Bourgault, he graduated from 
Classical High School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 1942, and earned a master's 
degree from Stevens Institute of Technology. He served in the Army Air Corps during WW2. 
Mr. Bourgault was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI for 30 years. He was a leader 
in Chestnut Street and United Congregational Churches, in the church choir for several years, 
and sang with the Worcester Chorus. He held prominent volunteer positions in the Mohegan 
Council of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as numerous metallurgical and engineering 
organizations. He was a corporator of Colony Retirement Homes in Worcester, was listed in 
Who's Who in America, and in 1987 was inducted into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame. He 
served as president of the Worcester Photo Color Club and was a 3-star exhibitor in the 
Photographic Society of America. Since moving to North Carolina he was active in the Cape 
Fear Woodcarvers Club, serving as Secretary-Treasurer for the past two years, and was in the 
Garage People model ship-building club. He received numerous awards for his birds and other 
carvings in the Silver Arts Festival state-wide competitions. He was also a member of the Bell 
Choir of Topsail Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service will be held in Topsail Presbyterian Church in Hampstead NC on Saturday 
May 30th at 11am and in United Congregational Church 6 Institute Rd. Worcester on Saturday 
June 13th at 1pm. Private burial will be in Worcester Co. Memorial Park. Calling hours will be 
held on June 12th from 5 to 8 pm in Caswell-King Funeral Home 474 Grove St. Worcester.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Wilmington 
NC or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/29/2009  


 
Bowman, Laurie Ray  
 
54, of Leland, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brunswick 
Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  

  
 
Brock, Fannie C.

Mrs. Fannie C. Brock, of 1106 Walbury Court, Leland, N.C., passed away peacefully at 
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter on Friday, May 22, 2009. She was born 
December 5, 1919, to the late James and Eula Bell in Mobile, Alabama. She was preceded 
in death by her husband Robert L. Brock.

The devoted wife and mother is survived by her daughters, Roberta (William) Holden and 
Elaine Jones; and sons A. Leon and Jon Randall; eight grandchildren and eight 
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, May 29, 2009, at Spriggs Funeral 
Home, 720 N. Lang Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208.

Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 
Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.

Adkins Drain Funeral Service, 515 So. 8th Street.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
Brown, Rebecca  
 
55, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A graveside service 
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
Brown, Thelma Marie Croom

Thelma Marie Croom Brown, age 78, of Seminole, Florida, and formerly of Burgaw died 
Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the home of her daughter, Kathy Mansfield in Belleair, Fla.

She was born September 20, 1930 at home in Burgaw to James Thomas Croom and Margie 
Mae Cottle Croom. She was also predeceased by her husband, Roy N. Brown; grandson, 
James Allen Lewis; brothers, Carl, Harry, James Roy and Russell Croom and sister, Joyce 
Croom Jennerette. 

Mrs. Brown was employed by Carlisle Egg Plant for 17 years. For 20 years Thelma and 
Roy owned and operated Wagon Wheel Antiques in Burgaw. At the age of 17 Thelma joined 
Friendly Community Church and in 1995 she joined Pathways Community Church in Largo, 
Fla. Her life was spent helping others; caring for the sick and preparing meals for those in 
need as well as for family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great 
grandmother, sister and friend. She devoted her life to praising the name of the Lord. 

Surviving are her devoted family; daughters, Linda Brown Lewis (Jimmy) and Kathy Brown 
Mansfield; son, R. L. Brown (Shirley); granddaughters, Tammy Lewis Horne, Jo Kraynick 
and Bridget Kraynick Mazzucco (Brett); great grandsons, Nicholas Horne and Devon 
Mazzucco.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral 
Home in Burgaw and at other times will be at the home of Linda and Jimmy Lewis.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Friendly Community Baptist Church, Burgaw, 
with the Rev. Phillip Jones and the Rev. Elbert Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in 
Riverview Memorial Park, Watha.

Memorial gifts may be given to your local Hospice or to the charity of one's choice. 

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 5/31/2009  



 
Buffkin, Moody Dale  
 
58, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at MUSC, Charleston, S.C. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. 
Tuesday at Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  


 
 
Campbell, Helen West

OAK ISLAND -- Mrs. Helen Parrish West Campbell, 87 of Brightmore Assisted Living Center 
of Wilmington and formerly of East Yacht Drive, Oak Island, died Friday, May 29, 2009 at 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. 

Mrs. Campbell was born April 18, 1922 in Clayton, NC the daughter of the late Charlie F. 
Parrish and Ida Ross Hardee Parrish. She was preceded in death by her husband James T. 
West, and her second husband A. Bruce Campbell. 

Surviving are her son James F. West and wife Sharon of Wilmington, a daughter Frances 
Schwartz and husband Gregory of Wilmington; a brother Ralph W. Parrish of East End, Il, 
grandchildren Greg and wife Christie Schwartz, David and wife Valerie Schwartz, Tracy and 
wife Karen Schwartz, Jamie and husband Chris Hornbrook, and Jennifer West; and 
great-grandchildren Rachel Hornbrook, Katie Hornbrook, Gracen Hornbrook, Kaitlyn 
Schwartz, Courtney Schwartz, Kevin Schwartz, Kayla Schwartz, and Ashley Schwartz.

The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at First Baptist 
Church of Oak Island, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Charles Carter 
will officiate the service. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at Oleander Memorial Park in Wilmington. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Oak Island, 4608 E. 
Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC 28465 or to the charity of the donors choice.

You may send online condolences to www.peacocknewnamwhite.com

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/30/2009  


 
 
Carr, Katherine Mary "Dillon"  

Katherine Mary (Dillon) Carr passed away May 28, 2009 after a long and very courageous battle 
with cancer. She was 46 years old.

A woman known to have several nicknames, she was affectionately known to her parents as 
Katherine Mary, her husband knew her as Kate, her siblings, nieces and nephews called her 
Katie Mae, lifelong friends knew her as Kathy or "Pickles". Her children simply called her Mom.

Born in Verdun, France on May 27, 1963 Katherine Mary entered the world with sparkling blue eyes, 
a warm smile and a pure heart which became her trademark. When she passed recently she 
continued to have a sparkle in her eyes even after her lengthy battle. 

Katie Mae was raised in the small town of Mansfield, MA where she graduated from high school in 
1981. While in high school she became a member of the Marching Band where she became lifelong 
friends with many of the other band mates. Her adventurous spirit took her to the city of London, 
England, where she lived for several years. Upon returning to the States she chose to settle in 
Wilmington, NC a place she has called home ever since.

Katie Mae worked for Lower Cape Fear Hospice for many years before being diagnosed with cancer. 
She recognized the challenges she would face and looked at them head on, never backing down 
and always keeping a positive attitude. 

Although she had many favorite activities her true favorite was visiting New England with her husband 
and children during the fall months thus allowing her family to experience the crisp fall air, colorful 
foliage, the love of family and of course the annual family trip to the Big Apple. 

In the true spirit of her Irish heritage her family and friends were second to none and were by
 far the most important aspect of her life. She leaves behind a family that has been blessed 
by her presence, honored by her commitment and awestruck by her courage. At her passing 
she leaves her beloved husband Terry Carr of Wilmington, NC, her sons Justin Berard of 
Attleboro, MA, Adam & Kyle Peppard and step daughter Ashley Carr of Wilmington, NC, her 
loving parents Raymond and Virginia Hayes of Wilmington, NC, sisters Terry Eldridge & 
husband Bob of Wilmington, NC, Ann Marie Lorenz & husband Dave of Hampstead, NC, 
Colleen Turcotte & husband Dave of North Attleboro, MA, Courtney Zahner & husband Paul 
of North Attleboro, MA, her brothers Keith Hayes & wife Marsha of Mansfield, MA, Kevin Hayes 
& wife Anne of Mansfield, MA, John Dillon of Foxboro, MA and Patrick Dillon and wife Lori of 
Falmouth, MA. In addition she leaves her many cherished nieces and nephews and her new 
grand-nephew, her many aunts and uncles and in the true Irish tradition a "clan" of cousins and 
friends.

Katherine Mary Carr - we will honor your legacy, cherish your memory and we will never forget 
your sparkling blue eyes and warm smile...Rest in Peace.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 10:00AM at St. Andrew's on the 
Sound, 101 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. 

Please no flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Katie to your favorite 
charity.

Online condolences may be made 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 5/30/2009  



 
Chaff, John  
 
57, of West Sea-Aire Canal, Supply, died Friday, May 22, 2009. The funeral will be at 5 p.m. 
Tuesday at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
Chass, John  
 
57, of Sea Air Canal S.W., Holden Beach, died Friday, May 22, 2009. Arrangements by 
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Chatlos, Gerald  
 
52, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center. A memorial service 
will be at 2 p.m. June 21 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington, 4313 Lake Ave. 
Cape Fear Crematory, Fayetteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  



 
Chatlos, Gerald Louis "Jerry"

WILMINGTON, NC -- Gerald "Jerry" Louis Chatlos, 52, died May 20, 2009 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
Care Center.

Jerry was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in November of 2003. He participated
 in many ALS fundraising walks and was always up on the latest assistive communication computer 
devices.

He was born in North Miami Beach, Florida, on August 22, 1956, son of John Paul Chatlos and Evelyn 
Belmont Brunson Chatlos. He is survived by his wife Sharon Dee Moore, son Alessandro Moore Chatlos, 
and daughter Nadica Wren Chatlos.

He is also survived by his mother Evelyn Chatlos (Miami, FL) and five siblings: sisters Ruth Chatlos 
Trencher (Miami, FL), Lyn Chatlos Payne and her husband Randall Payne (Sebring, FL), and twin 
sister Theresa Chatlos Waddell and her husband Michael Waddell (Wilmington, NC). In addition, he 
is survived by his brothers Kenneth Chatlos and wife Phyllis Chatlos (Kansas City, MO) and Jon 
Chatlos and his wife Jo Ellen Miano (Plattsburgh, NY). He was happy to have been an Uncle to 15 
nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews, and 3 great-great nieces and nephews.

Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Performance from Florida State University, and 
his computer Associates degree from Montgomery Community College (Maryland). He was a 
talented tenor and loved music of all genres, Opera in particular. He sang many seasons with the 
Washington, DC, Opera Chorus, loved international travel, martial arts, and learning languages. He 
was a wonderful loving father, a consummate bird watcher, and a pretty darn good cook.

A service celebrating Jerry's life will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Unitarian 
Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington, 4313 Lake Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Association, 
120-101 Penmarc Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603, or Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS Clinic, 1010 North 
Edgehill Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Arrangements by Cape Fear Crematory.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/31/2009  


 
Clarida, Roosevelt  
 
82, of Southport, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at 
First Baptist Church, Southport. Burial will be at Northwood Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, 
Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  

 


Crawford, Martha Bills  
 
died Monday, May 25, 2009. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery. 
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  


 
Cribb, Lewis Edward  
 
52, of Cerro Gordo, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 
Wilmington. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  
 


 
Crocker, Rev. Harold R.

Rev. Harold R. Crocker passed away peacefully at Davis Health Care Center on Sunday, May 17, 
2009. He was a loving Husband and Friend, a Hero to his daughter and sons, a hilarious Grandfather,
 a caring Brother and Godly Pastor and Mentor.

Rev. Crocker served the congregation of Living Water Ministries at Ogden for 40 years, retiring 
at the end of 2003 to fulfill 50 years in ministry. He also served Advent Christian Churches in 
Lenoir, NC and Eau Gallie, FL. He was active in the community serving as chaplain in the fire 
department, and in helping to found the Wilmington Ministerial Association. Rev. Crocker served 
in many denominational and conference positions and was instrumental in establishing Camp 
Dixie in its current location near Fayetteville, and directed youth camps there for many years. 
He was a familiar face in area hospitals and civic events, and was a comfort and friend to many.

Rev. Crocker was preceded in death by parents, Albert, Sr. and Beatrice Crocker and older 
brother, Albert (Dick) Crocker, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Crocker; a 
daughter, Sherri Farrow and husband Mike; and 2 sons, Gary and wife Amy, and Rick; and 3 
grandsons, Alex Farrow and Weston and Dalton Crocker, all of Wilmington; in addition to a 
loving extended family of brothers, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. 

Harold was born in Medford, MA, graduated from New England School of Theology in Brookline, 
MA where he met "Ginny", the love of his life. While there he committed to a life calling in 
service of his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 4 pm at Northside Baptist 
Church, 2501 N. College Rd, Wilmington, NC. The Crocker family greatly appreciates the 
generosity of our friends at Northside in offering the use of their facilities. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Living Water Ministries, 141 Middle Sound
 Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28411; Camp Dixie, Inc. 373 W. Bladen Union Church Rd, 
Fayetteville, NC 28306 ; or Davis Health Care Center, 1011 Porters Neck Rd, Wilmington, 
NC 28411.

The Crocker Family expresses their deep gratitude to our friends on East 2 at Davis Health 
Center for all their loving care and kindness.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: 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 5/27/2009  
 


 
Dameron, Jimmy Earl

Jimmy Earl Dameron, 71, of West Lane, SE, Bolivia, NC, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his 
home.

Mr. Dameron was born November 8, 1938, in Whitestone, VA, to the late Otis Earl and Emma Lois 
Hutchinson Dameron. He worked as a Supervisor for Verizon Telephone.

Surviving are his wife Maria Teresa Miller Dameron; three sons Roger Allen Dameron, wife Debra, of 
Bolivia, NC, Ronald Earl Dameron, wife Maria Anne, of Lutz, FL, and Robert Michael Dameron, wife 
Crystal, of Leland, NC; a daughter Catherine Lyn Allen, husband Richard, of Crofton, MD; a sister 
Joy Temple Jones, of Phoenix, AZ; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 4:00 PM in the Brunswick Funeral 
Service Chapel by Donald Jones.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 4390 Chapel 
Hill, NC 27515.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/22/2009  


 
 
Davis, Elbert Alexander "Fuzzy"  
 
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 5/31/2009  


 
Dawkins, Kenneth "Clay"  
 
41, died Thursday, May 21, 2009. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Inman Funeral 
Home, Tabor City. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Green Lake Cemetery, 
Rockingham.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Doran, Edward J.  
 
87, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The service will be at 3 
p.m. Saturday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Duncan, Jane Anne

Jane Anne Duncan, age 34, of Chapel Hill, NC, transitioned to a new life on May 21, 2009.

A celebration of her life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Brown-Wynne Funeral 
Home Chapel, 1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh. A gathering of friends will follow the service at the 
funeral home.

Jane was born in Nashville, TN on August 2, 1974 to Peggy and Patrick Duncan. She was graduated 
from J. T. Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
where she received a B.A. degree in Art History. Jane was formerly employed by Duke Pediatric 
Epidemiology. She was most recently self-employed as a Website Developer and Graphic Designer. 
She excelled in all things creative, such as painting, ads and logos, illustrations, stationery, children's
 art and murals. Much of her art was inspired by a deep spiritual awareness. Jane is lovingly 
remembered for her creativity, deep sensitivity, sweet humility and unique style.

She is survived by her son, Owen Nathaniel Bell; her parents, Patrick Joseph Duncan and Peggy 
Neel Duncan of Wilmington, NC; her sister, Susan D. Nuss and her husband Bruce and children 
Reid and Elizabeth of Mandeville, LA; her sister, Mary Pat Duncan Turner and her husband, Bill 
and her daughters Caroline and Olivia Gschwind of Raleigh; and her grandmother, Bronnie D. 
Neel Wiegman of Tallahassee, FL. Along with a caring extended family, Jane is blessed with 
many special friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jane's loving church: Journeys - A Spiritual 
Community, P.O. Box 90067, NC 27675-0067.

Remarks may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/27/2009  



 
Dyer, Rebecca S.  
 
44, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. Arrangements 
by Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  

 


 
Eisbruckner, Jeri  
 
of Longwood, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday 
at New Britton Baptist Church, Ash. Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland.  
Published in the Star-News from 5/23/2009 - 5/24/2009  


 
Ellis, Elizabeth O'Brien "Libby"  
 
82, of Southport, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Dosher Memorial Hospital. Arrangements by 
Peacock-Newnam & White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  



 
Everett Sr., William Alexander "Alex"

William Alexander "Alex" Everett, Sr., 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, surrounded by 
his family. 

Alex was born on February 12, 1926, in Wilmington , to the late Lonnie Richard and Katie Johnson 
Everett. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Rosa McLaughlin and Loraine Green. 

He retired from Pine State Creamery. He was Past President of Wilmington Bowling Association, 
a life member of The Loyal Order of the Moose in Wilmington , and a member of Seagate Baptist 
Church . He enjoyed spending time playing golf at Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. 

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Lois Turner Everett; three sons, William "Bill" 
Everett Jr. and wife Daphne of Wilmington, Grady Everett and wife Nancy of Georgia and Carl 
Everett and wife Jackie, of Charlotte; one daughter, Judy Swann and husband Chris of 
Wilmington; two sisters, Laverne Gainey and Hulda Yates; a brother-in-law, Grady Turner; eight 
grandchildren, Michelle Everett, Bryan Everett, Tonya Courtney, Carl Everett II, Richard Everett, 
Heather Jones, Lisa Pope and Christopher Swann; twelve great-grandchildren and two 
great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Oleander Chapel of 
Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Elbert Bradshaw officiating. Interment will 
follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens . Serving as pallbearers are Bryan Everett, Carl Everett, 
Richard Everett, Christopher Swann, Brandon Croom and LeRoy Willetts Jr. The family will 
receive friends on Thursday, May 28th, 2009, from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 
Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. 

To view Mr. Everett's video tribute, please visit www.mem.com. 

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/28/2009



 
Falk, Cassandra

Cassandra Falk of Carmel, NY, and formerly of Hampstead, NC, passed away suddenly Wednesday, 
May 13, 2009.

She was born on December 23, 1971, in Latrobe, Pa., the daughter of Robert Falk and Geraldine.

Cassandra attended Carmel High School and Westchester Community College.

She loved the beach and boating. She had a love of life that had no equal.

Her love of children was what made her special that love was also manifested in the animal kingdom.

Cassandra will be remembered for her smile and ability to make you laugh.

Surviving her is her father Robert Falk Sr, and Marilyn of Hampstead, NC; mother Geraldine Falk of 
Lake Carmel, NY; brother Robert Falk Jr, Sherrie and niece Fallon Falk of Hampstead, NC; sister 
Kimberly Falk; John and nephew Joseph of Mahopac, NY.

A memorial service will be held at 6pm Thursday, May 28, 2009, at the Harbour Village Yacht Club
 facility located at the end of Olde Point Road on the Intercoastal Waterway.

Memorials may be made to the NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, PO Box 911, Yonkers, 
NY 10703.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 718 Azalea Drive, Unit 449, Hampstead, NC 28443.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/27/2009  



 
Fleming Jr., George R. "Bob"  
 
66, of Haystack Way, Carolina Shores, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009. A memorial service will be 
at noon Saturday at The Church of Christ, Charleston, W.Va. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  



 
Fonseca, Roberto*    

Roberto Fonseca, 76, of Lumberton passed away May 23, 2009 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & 
LifeCareCenter.

He was preceded in death by his mother Reina Zumbado Cruz, his wife Barbara Fonseca, sisters 
Isabel Chavarria and Julieta Fonseca and brother Luis Fonseca.

Survivors include daughters Maricruz Doll and husband Peter M. Gordon of Denver, NC; Cynthia 
Leonard and husband Robert Quigg of Falls Church, VA; Beth Clark and husband Larry, Grand 
Junction, Co, and Lorie Wilson of Shawnee, KS; grandchildren Anthony Doll and Stefanie Doll of 
Denver, NC, Jennifer Herrera and Edwing Herrera of Falls Church, VA.; and sister Maruja Rojas, 
numerous nieces and nephews.

Roberto was proud of his Costa Rican heritage and was worldly in his vast knowledge. He was 
a hardworking teamster for many years at Davidson Moving and Storage and retired to 
Lumberton. Roberto enjoyed friendships in both Lumberton and Wilmington where he was loved 
and valued.

The service was held last Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Church of the Good Shepherd and was 
attended by a group of friends and family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospitality House of Wilmington, 
1612 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Online condolences may be made 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 5/27/2009  

 
 
Freeman, Brianna Marie

Brianna Marie Freeman, infant daughter of Keith Freeman and Brandi Pike Freeman, passed 
away May 23, 2009, at UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill.

In addition to her parents, Brianna is survived by a twin sister, Annalisia Freeman; maternal 
grandparents John and Kimberly Crankshaw, Sr, paternal grandparents, Michael Freeman 
and Debra Querry; two uncles, Robert Pike and John Crankshaw, Jr, and two aunts, Sheryl 
Newman and Nicole Smith.

The family will receive friends from 1-2PM Friday at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation 
Service, Oleander Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2PM at the funeral home. Interment 
will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/28/2009  
  
 


 
Galer, Jack Clinton

Jack Clinton Galer, 57, of Wilmington, passed away on May 22, 2009.

During his working years, Jack was a pilot with US Airways. He loved to fly and earned his pilot's 
license before he had a driver's license, at the age of 16.

Jack had many interests, including camping, computer programming, gardening and water 
activities. But, most of all, he enjoyed teaching and playing golf with his sons.

Jack is survived by his wife, Lisa; three sons, Sean Galer and wife Sarah, of Ft. Myers, FL, 
Phillip and Steve Galer, of Wilmington and his beloved cat, Tuxedo. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date, when Jack's remains will be added 
to an Eternal Reef, in Sarasota, FL.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to New Hanover County Humane Society, 2405 
N. 23rd St. Wilmington, NC 28401

Online condolences may be made at www.andrewsmortuary.com 

A Valley Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/26/2009  



 
Galloway, Zachary  
 
of 218 Wallington Road, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, in Dekalb, Ga. The funeral will be at 11 
a.m. Saturday at Union MIssionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Calvary Memorial Cemetery. 
John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  



 
Gerdes, Phillip Engelhard

Phillip Engelhard Gerdes died on April 7, 2009. A memorial service was held at St. Mark's 
Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC, on April 9, 2009. The graveside service will be held at 3:00 
pm, Friday, May 29, 2009, at Oakdale Cemetery, 520 North 15th Street, Wilmington, NC, 
with the Rev. Henry Rehder, Jr. and the Rev. John Misenheimer officiating.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/27/2009  


 
Goss, Shirley  
 
of Longwood, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Whiteville. 
Arrangements by People's Funeral Home of Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/25/2009  

 
 
Grier, Helen T.  
 
of Southport, died Friday, May 22, 2009. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity United 
Methodist Church. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, Locust. 
Peacock-Newnam & White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/25/2009  


 
Gurley Sr., Thomas Cleveland "Buddy"

NEW HANOVER -- Thomas "Buddy" Cleveland Gurley, Sr., 70, of Wilmington, passed away 
on May 18, 2009.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm, Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary 
Market St. Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Friday, May 22, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary Market St. 
Chapel.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/21/2009  


 
Guzman, Quinta  
 
37, of Shallotte, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Brunswick Community Hospital. The funeral 
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  



 
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, Rock Hill, S.C.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  


 
Haight, Helga  
 
84, of Bolivia, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, Winnabow. 
Arrangements by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  


 
Hamlet, Jerome  
 
of 204 N. 13th St., died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at McCain Hospital, Raeford. The funeral will be 
at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  



 
Harden, Irvin Thomas

Irvin Thomas Harden, 91, formerly of Wilmington, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Wendover 
Hospice in Shelby, NC.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mable Marie Edwards Harden, sister Marie 
Hardin Pullen Melville, and brother Lt. Col. Waitus H. Hardin.

The son of Fred Hancock Hardin and Myrtle Glades Tyree Hardin, Irvin was born in Franklin, 
Virginia on October 9, 1917.

During WW II, Irvin served in BTRY B 211th AAA AW BN in the Pacific Theater. He participated 
in several operations in New Guinea and Southern Philippines. For his service he was awarded 
the American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze service stars, 
Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 bronze service stars, the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze 
Arrowhead, and the Victory Medal.

Irvin began his barbering career of over 60 years in Whiteville, NC with his father, and culminated 
his career with his own shop, Harden's Barber Shop on Market Street, Wilmington.

He was a Past Master of St. John's Lodge No. 1 A.F.&A.M., and a member of Scottish Rite 
Bodies, and Sudan Shrine Center. He was a certified lecturer of the 10th Masonic District, 
Past Patron of Cape Fear Chapter #346 Order of Eastern Star, and member of Goldenrod 
Chapter #142 Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the DAV and Sons of 
Confederate Veterans.

Irvin and his wife Mabel were founding members of College Acres Baptist Church, and he 
served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at both College Acres Baptist Church and 
Sunset Park Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters Annette Marie Harden Connor of Sumter, SC and Jeanne 
Ellen Harden Yarboro of Shelby, NC; six grandchildren James Lawrence Connor, Ty Harden 
Connor, Peter Thomas Connor, and wife Regina, Allan Edwards Connor and wife April, 
Jonathan Lane Yarboro, and wife, Felicia, and Anna Marie Yarboro Ramsey and husband, 
David; fourteen great-grandchildren; nephew, Col. James Charles Hardin of Maryland, niece 
Sharron Gail Hardin O'Brien of Florida.

A graveside service will be held 2:30 Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 
Wilmington, with Rev. Jonathan Lane Yarboro officiating.

Memorials may be made to College Acres Baptist Church, 702 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, 
NC 28403; Life Enrichment Center, 103 T R Harris Blvd., Shelby, NC 28150; Wendover 
Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150; or Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund 
at www.fallenheroesfund.org, 1-800-340-HERO.

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 5/29/2009  


 
 
Harrelson, Cora Lee Stone  
 
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 5/31/2009  


 
Harville, Paul R. "Butch"

Paul R. (Butch) Harville, surrounded by his loving family, passed away at his home in Supply, 
NC, on Monday, May 18th, 2009. 

Paul was born in Winston-Salem, NC, on May 11th, 1933. He was the son of the late Paul 
Langdon and Nina Mealor Harville.

Paul graduated from Hanes High School in Winston-Salem, NC, in 1952 and that same year he 
married Betty Lou Boone. They were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Terri and Jennifer. 

From 1953-1955, Paul served in the U.S. Army, serving part of his duty in Germany. Paul was 
a Mason beginning October 21, 1954, with Pioneer Lodge No. 685. He was also a member of 
the New Outlook Life Pioneers. In 1989, Paul retired from Lucent Technologies as an engineer 
after 37 years of service. His dream was to retire to Holden Beach, NC, which he was able to 
do in 1997.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Betty; daughters, Terri Adams (Jeff) and Jennifer Boylston 
(Lee); two grandsons, Ben and Chris Boylston; one sister, Sandra O'Quinn (Charles); two 
favorite aunts, Millie Tate and Carrie Spinelli; his in-laws, Tommy, Faye and Johnny Boone; 
plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Paul was a wonderful, kind, and gentle person, he always put Betty and their family first. He 
will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 23rd, 7:00 p.m. at the Holden Beach 
Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either of the following: 
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physician's Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 
or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/21/2009  



 
Hemingway, Alberta Pyatt  
 
of Green Sea, S.C., died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at home. Arrangements by Westside 
Funeral Home, Tabor City.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  

 
 
Herrington, Richard Lynn

SOUTHPORT, NC -- Mr. Richard Lynn Herrington, age 22, of 4669 Blue Water Street, 
Southport, died Sunday May 24, 2009.

Richard was born in Sanford, NC, on October 4, 1986, and was the son of Charles "Chuck" 
Herrington of Southport and Elizabeth Connelly and step-father Vince of Southport. Mr. 
Harrington moved to Southport from Sanford nine months ago. He was a certified firefighter 
and medical responder. He was a student at Brunswick Community College in the Basic 
Law Enforcement Training Class. Being a firefighter brought great joy in Richard's life; but 
most of all being with his wife and daughter and family. He loved the outdoors, fishing, 
hunting, four wheelers and motorcycles.

Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Elizabeth Herrington of the home; his 
daughter, Raegan Herrington of the home; brother, Charles Wicker of Southport; grandmother, 
Mary Herrington of Southport.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 27, 2009, at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of 
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service with Reverend Charles Drew Officiating.

Burial will follow in Cape Fear Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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 5/26/2009
 


 
Hewitt, James Richard  
 
of Rocky Point died Sunday, May 24, 2009. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday 
at Peacock-Newnam & White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  


 
Hinson, Delaiah Brannan "Lolly"  
 
56, of Whiteville, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 
at McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. Burial will be at the Friend Family Cemetery, Nakina.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  



 
Hobbs, Mourine P.

Mourine Porter Hobbs, 81, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center.

Mourine was born December 5, 1927, in Emerson, NC, daughter of the late Riles Alexander 
Porter and Pauline Priest Porter.

Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Robert Maurice Hobbs, Sr. of Riegelwood; two daughters, 
Paula Hobbs Greene and husband, Lee, of Elizabethtown, Elizabeth (Beth) Hobbs Pearsall 
and husband, Mark, of Rocky Mount; son, Robert Maurice Hobbs, Jr. and wife, Julie of 
Charlotte; five grandchildren, Ann Hamill and Lane Greene, Stephen and Ashley Pearsall, 
and Megan Hobbs; sister, Betty Roddy; brother, Riles Porter; and numerous nieces and 
nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Andrews 
Market Street Chapel.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Andrews Market Street Chapel 
with Rev. Pete Brown and Dr. Jonathan R. Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Oleander 
Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Acme Presbyterian Church, 107 Highway 87, 
Riegelwood, NC 28456, or to A.D.R. Fire and Rescue, PO Box 187, Riegelwood, NC 28456.

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 from 5/26/2009 - 5/27/2009  



 
Horne, Alton Ray  
 
83, of Chinquapin, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 
Wilmington. A private service will be at a later date. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 
Wilmington.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  



 
Houston, Linwood  
 
77, of Potters Hill, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville. 
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville. A graveside 
service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sand Hill Cemetery, Potters Hill.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  


 
Hyatt, Cloey Jaquelyn

Cloey Jaquelyn Hyatt passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 26, 2009.

She is the beloved angel and daughter of Nicole Nelson and Brent Hyatt. Grandparents 
are Neal and Maureen Nelson, Nancy Clark, Thomas Hyatt and wife Christine Hyatt. 
Great-grandparents are Mary Murphy, Carol Koch and husband Troy, Ceil Nelson, J.W. 
Clark, Juanita and Thomas Hyatt. Cloey was preceded in death by her great-grandparents 
John Murphy, Alexi Nelson, and Nancy Clark. She was loved by her many aunts and 
uncles, Mary Kate Nelson, Kerri Nelson, Drew Wheeler, Neal Nelson, Jr., Lance Nelson, 
Shauna and Robert Treen. She also shared laughter with her cousins, Johnathan and 
Carter Sholar, Bobby, Brenden and Olivia Treen.

Cloey was a member of Riley's Creek Baptist Church and a student at Easter Seals 
United Cerebral Palsy School.

Cloey was an angel sent from heaven to bring joy to our lives. She was born on 
September 26, 2005. Her beautiful smile was her trademark that could light up the 
world.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Andrews 
Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road in Wilmington.

A celebration of Cloey's life will be held at 11:00 am Friday morning at Andrews 
Mortuary Valley Chapel officiated by Rev. Brock Tharpe and Rev. Melvin Hall. 
Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers a Cloey Hyatt fund has been established at Riley's Creek Baptist 
Church, 1984 NC Hwy 210, Rocky Point, NC 28457.

Condolences may be sent to www.andrewsmortuary.com

A Valley Chapel Service

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/28/2009  



 
Jeffreys, Lynda Campbell

Lynda Campbell Jeffreys, age 80, of Burgaw died at home on Thursday May 21, 2009 following 
a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend who 
enjoyed life immensely.

Lynda was born on February 5, 1929 in Reidsville, North Carolina, to the late Lyndon Campbell 
and Lelia Campbell Massey. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, John Quincy Adams Jeffreys, Jr. of the home; 
sisters Nancy C. Busick (deceased) and Carolyn B. Westbrook (deceased) of Brown Summit; 
daughter Lynda LaRue Jeffreys of O'Fallon, MO; son John Quincy Adams Jeffreys, III (Sylvia) 
of Wilson; daughter Julia Ann Thur (Charlie) of Burgaw; daughter Mary Jeffreys Waldrop (Andy) 
of White Oak; and daughter Donna Jeffreys Wall (Ken) of Smithfield; 10 grandchildren; 12 great 
grandchildren.

She attended High Point College, where she met her husband, John. She and John had a love 
for life and lived it to its fullest. While living in Wilson, she was an avid bowler, with an average 
in the 170s. When she wasn't bowling, she was participating in sports car rallies and being a 
gracious hostess for club members. 

She loved animals and bought them for her five children, but we suspect they were for her. 
They ranged from cats and dogs, to guinea pigs and skunks.

When Lynda and John moved to the Wilmington area, she found great joy in stained 
glass. You will find her work displayed in Johnston County at the Historical Selma train 
station, in historical homes in New Hanover County, and in numerous businesses and 
churches in Pender County. Rocky Point United Methodist Church has beautiful stained 
glass windows behind the altar created by Lynda. She designed the doves in the glass 
work for all the windows in the Willard Chapel Baptist Church in Willard. Holland's Shelter 
Creek Fish Camp in Pender County uses her glass panels of ducks and fish to create an 
ambiance of hunting and fishing. A hanger at Stag Air Park in Pender County has a beautiful 
glass window of a stag. The Living Waters Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wilson has one 
very large window designed and assembled by Lynda. Harrell's Funeral Home and Cremation 
Service in Burgaw displays many of Lynda's windows on the front of their building. The Burgaw 
United Methodist Church, where she was a member, has a flame and cross window above the 
doors of the sanctuary. It shines like a beacon at night, welcoming visitors through their doors. 
Several houses in Burgaw display Lynda's work, as well as a home in Surf City that has 
seascape stained glass in every room.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 30, 2009 at 11:00 am, at the Burgaw 
United Methodist Church. Reverend Jack Ruth will officiate. The family will receive friends 
after the service at the church.

The family would like to thank the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter for their 
excellent care of Lynda during her last month. In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorials be sent to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physicians 
Dr, Wilmington, 28401. 

A service of Harrell's Funeral Home and Cremation Service Burgaw.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/23/2009  



 
Jenkins, Nelson P.

Nelson P. Jenkins, 59, of Wilmington departed this life peacefully Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 
at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Donald R. Jenkins and Lillian Powell Jenkins. 

Nelson is survived by his brothers Hiram V. Jenkins of Madison, N.J., and Donald F. 
Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C.; stepmother Carolyn Jenkins Parker and husband Carl; 
stepbrother Ed Pierce; niece Rebecca Jenkins Kamieniecki; nephew Todd Jenkins; and 
many friends and staff at Lifetime Resources.

Nelson is known by many people in Wilmington and wherever he has visited as loving,
 caring, amusing with a highly developed sense of humor, fun-loving, always ready to bring 
a smile and joy to anyone he met. His radiant presence will be sorely missed. 

Funeral will be 2:00 PM, Monday, June 1, 2009, at Cape Fear Christian Church, 811 N. 
College Road where the family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time. Interment
 Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to New Hanover County Special 
Olympics, PO Box 1810, Wilmington, NC 28401

Online condolences may be made to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 
910 791-9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/29/2009  




 
Johnson, Judith  
 
68, of Bladenboro, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System, 
Whiteville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Dale Baptist Church. Burial will be 
at Union Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
Jones, David Thomas  
 
79, of Warsaw, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A graveside 
service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Devotional Gardens. Community Funeral Home, Warsaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  




 
Jordan, Lillian C.  
 
of 101 Asheton Road, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at The Rock of Wilmington, 5301 Sidbury Road, Castle 
Hayne. Burial will be at Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home-Jordan Memorial 
Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  



 
Kennedy, Billy Frederick  
 
68, of Kinston, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral 
will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville. Burial will be at East Duplin 
memorial Gardens, Beulaville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  

 
Kennington, John Henry  
 
80, of Carolina Shores, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at home. Services will be at a later date. 
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  
 



King, Rita  
 
39, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Community 
Funeral Home, Beulaville. Burial will be at East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  



 
Kinlaw, Janice Lee  
 
60, of 52 Old Tom Morris Road, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Sampson Regional Medical 
Center, Clinton. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Carter Funeral Home, Garland.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  


 
Lamb, Holly  
 
90, of Baltimore, formerly of the Union Chapel community, Burgaw, died Saturday, May 23, 
2009, at home. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist 
Church, Burgaw. Burial will be at Jones/Lamb cemetery, U.S. 421. Dunn Funeral Home, 
Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  



Leach, Mary Lucy

Mary Lucy Leach, of Leland, NC, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at her residence.

She was born June 9, 1921, the daughter of the late Frank and Veronica Muth Keller 
in Philadelphia PA. She was the widow of Herbert Leach.

Mrs. Leach was an alumnus of the Philadelphia School for the Deaf in Mt. Airy, PA.

She is survived by one son, Albert Leach and wife Ann Marie of Philadelphia, PA; a 
daughter, Jean M. Costello and husband James. F Costello of Leland, NC, five 
grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Andrews Market 
Street Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one's favorite charity.

Condolences may be made at www.andrewsmortuary.com

Andrews Market Street Chapel

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/27/2009  


 
Lehrschall, William Manson

WILMINGTON -- William Manson Lehrschall of Wilmington departed this life for eternal life in 
heaven on May 20, 2009. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on June 18, 1930, the 
son of the late Joe and Ruth McCartney Lehrschall. Bill (or Buddy as his family called him) 
was predeceased by two brothers, Roland and Bob; two sisters, Margaret and Bessie, and a 
daughter, Marilyn Lehrschall Harry. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Ruth Worrell 
Lehrschall, a son, David and wife Suellyn, a brother, Fred and his wife Margaret; sister, Evelyn 
Lehrschall Hollemon, three grandchildren, Jamie and Scott Harry and Melissa Porter and 
husband, Chad; two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at Oleander Memorial Gardens Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev Dondi 
Pace will officiate.

Bill was a loving husband who was devoted to his family, his God and his church family. He 
was a deacon at Sea Gate Baptist Church which he attended regularly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sea Gate Baptist Church Window Fund.

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 5/23/2009  



 
Lehrschall, William Manson

William Manson Lehrschall of Wilmington departed this life for eternal life in heaven on May 
20, 2009. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on June 18, 1930, the son of the late 
Joe and Ruth McCartney Lehrschall. Bill (or Buddy as his family called him) was predeceased 
by two brothers, Ronald and Bob; two sisters, Margaret and Bessie, and a daughter, Marilyn 
Lehrschall Harry. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Ruth Worrell Lehrschall, a son, 
David and wife Suellen, a brother, Fred and his wife Margaret, two grandchildren, Jamie and 
Scott Harry, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home. There 
will be a graveside service at Oleander Memorial Gardens Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev Dondi Pace 
will officiate.

Bill was a loving husband who was devoted to his family, his God and his church family. He 
was a deacon at Sea Gate Baptist Church which he attended regularly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sea Gate Baptist Church Window Fund.

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 5/22/2009  


 
Long, Colene  
 
85, of the Old Dock community, Whiteville, died Friday, May 29, 2009. Arrangements by 
Peacock Funearl Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  



 
Marley, Carolyn Thomas

MAY 28, 1935 - MAY 30, 2009

Carolyn Thomas Marley, 74, of Wilmington died Saturday. A Mass of The Resurrection will 
be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Church of St. Therese, Wilson. Burial will follow in Maplewood 
Cemetery, Wilson. The Rev. Trent Watts will officiate. The family will receive friends at the 
home of Allen G. Thomas.

"We think back as children and can remember the never ending love you gave. Today, we 
continue to see that love beaming from your eyes. You have always been amazing! With 
all that God created we are truly blessed to have you as our mom. With you now at peace, 
we love you always!" Lynda, John, Lisa and Tom.

Ms. Marley was a retired Elementary School Teacher.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynda M. Summerlin and husband William of Durham, 
and Lisa M. Porter and husband Travis of Wake Forest; two sons, John G. Marley Jr. and 
wife Andera of Wilmington, and Thomas W. Marley of Chicago; five grandchildren, Robert 
and Sarah Summerlin, Christine Page, Kelly and Emily Porter; a sister, Mary Thomas 
Williams and husband William Reynolds Williams of Florence, S.C.; and three brothers, 
Allen George Thomas and wife Lynette Jefferson Thomas, Vincent Bernard Thomas and 
wife Katherine Bernhardt, and Albert Shaker Thomas Jr. and Georgia Mooring Thomas 
all of Wilson.

Mrs. Marley is preceded in death by her parents, Albert Shaker Thomas and Lena Farris 
Thomas.

Flowers are welcome or memorials in her memory may be directed to National Multiple 
Sclerosis Association Eastern N.C. Chapter, Carolyn T. Marley Memorial Fund, 3101 
Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609, Phone: 919-834-0678.

Arrangements are by Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway.

Condolences may be directed to www.joyners.net.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/31/2009  

 
 
Martin, Thelma Ivey  
 
89, of Fair Bluff, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Waterbrook Assisted Living, Tabor City. 
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Cemetery, Fair Bluff. Meares 
Funeral Home, Fair Bluff.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  


 
Matteson, Marjorie  
 
died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at 
First Presbyterian Church. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
McCain, Dorothy Mae  
 
73, of 49 Tucker, Fair Bluff, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Frankford Nursing Center, Baltimore, 
Md. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Fair Bluff. Burial 
will be at the church cemetery. S&L Funeral Home, Fair Bluff.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  


 
McIver, Thomas  
 
63, of Boundry Line Drive, N.W., Calabash, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Brunswick 
Community Hospital. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brunswick Funeral 
Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  



 
McKinney, Jimmy Dee  
 
55, of Whiteville, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Columbus Regional Healthcare System, 
Whiteville. A graveside service will be at noon Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. 
Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  




Mercer, Raymond "Paul"

Raymond "Paul" Mercer of Wilmington, died, Saturday May 23, 2009.

He was born October 30, 1942, in Wilmington, N.C. son of the late George Raymond 
Mercer and Gladys Ruth Surcey Mercer and was preceded in death by his wife 
Marguerite "Margo" Mercer.

Mr. Mercer was a retired Captain with the Wilmington Fire Department with over thirty 
years service. 

Surviving is his step-son Mitchell Davis of Redington Beach, Florida, long time friends, 
Marion and Ethel Capps and Kirby and Joann Porter, sisters, Shirley Jean Gray, Mary 
Blackman, Ruth Ann Asheworth and Linda Kay Taylor.

A graveside service will be held 11 am Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday at Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 434 
Fayetteville St. Mall, Two Hanover Square Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.

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 5/26/2009  


 
Mitchell, Lance Barret*

Lance Barret Mitchell, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his home.

Lance was born to Tom and Gail Mitchell on September 28, 1975, in Fort McClellan, AL.

He had an unbridled spirit and chose to live his life without barriers. Lance's love for travel 
and uncontainable wanderlust took him around the world and back again, finally to settle 
down here, in Wilmington, NC, where he decided to publish a book he had written at the 
age of 16. With his family and friends beside him, that dream came to pass, and Lance 
became a published children's author of "The Penguin Adventures of Ping and Pong." Lance 
was not only known for his ability as a writer, artist, and musician, but as a lifelong pillar of 
strength and an amazing heart without judgment.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly, and his two brothers, 
Chad and Bret Mitchell.

The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm Friday, May 22, 2009, at Andrews Market 
Street Chapel.

A memorial service will be held at 7pm Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the State Historic Site, 
North Gazebo, in Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Hanover County Humane Society, 
2405 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

In his life, Lance will be more than missed and never forgotten. His free spirit will always ebb 
in all of our hearts forever.

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 5/22/2009  

  
 
Murden, Evelyn

Evelyn Murden passed away peacefully at home on May 28, 2009. She resided in Carolina 
Beach, NC, formerly of Winston-Salem, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, 
Henry and Minnie Dority, three husbands, Edward L. Redd, William S. Myers, Jr. and 
James Murden, sister, Ruth Hayes, brother, Woodrow Powell and brother, James Dority. 

She was born in Eastover, SC, on March 9, 1927. She retired from AT&T in 1986. Evelyn 
was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and was very proud of all.

Evelyn is survived by her brother, Daniel E. Dority, her children, Evelyn Longinotti, Daniel 
Redd (Nancy), Dennis Redd (Kathy) and James Redd (Janet), 10 grandchildren, Regina 
Hindle, Greg Redd, Dawn Howlett, Sandy Yates, Michelle Norman, Jason Redd, Len 
Redd, Jeremy Redd, Tony Dawson and Shann Dawson, and 21 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and loved ones at Hayworth-Miller, Silas Creek Chapel on 
Sunday from 6p-8p. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 1, 2009 at 1:00pm at 
Hayworth-Miller Chapel. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News from 5/30/2009 - 5/31/2009



 
Myrie, Gladys

Gladys Myrie of 1024 Caswell Avenue, Southport, NC died Friday, May 22, 2009 at her 
residence. 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Friendship Missionary 
Baptist Church in Southport, NC. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Friday, May 29,
 2009 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Southport, NC. Burial will follow in the 
Northwood Cemetery, Southport, NC.

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/28/2009  



 
Myrie, Gladys Lillard

Gladys Lillard Myrie, 62, of 307 W. 11th St., Southport, died, May 22, 2009. She was born
 January 18, 1947 to the late Thomas Lillard, Jr. and Lizzie Mae Hankins Smith. She was
 preceded in death by her grandparents, Ruth W. and George Hankins, Sr., and step-father,
 Freddie E. Smith, Jr. Gladys joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Southport,
 NC at a young age. She received her high school diploma from Brunswick County Training 
School in 1965 and business degree from Durham Business College in 1967. She retired 
from Brunswick County Government after over 20 years of service as Director of the Shallotte 
Senior Citizens Center and later as Case Worker at the Dept. of Social Services. Gladys 
was a longtime member of Cape Fear Tents #765. After retiring, she was active with Dosher 
Hospital Volunteers and Southport Senior Cruisers. She leaves to cherish: one son, Leslie 
Myrie, Jr., Ohio; sisters, JoAnn Hester (Noah), Boiling Spring Lakes, Judy Smith-Fowler
 (Jackie), Washington, DC, Joy Smith, Southport, NC, Vannessa Elbaum (Russell), New 
York; brothers, Freddie E. Smith III, Maryland, Dennis Smith (Anita), Leland, NC, Leo Smith 
and Leon Smith, Southport, NC; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held 1:00 
PM Friday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/30/2009  


 
Newkirk, Cynthia  
 
of 559 Fennelltown Road, Burgaw, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical
 Center. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  


 
Norman, Dr. Stan S.

TOLUCA - Dr. Stanley Sain (Stan S.) Norman physically departed his beloved Nob Hill on 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 and stepped into the light. Born at Edwards Clinic in Toluca on 
August 11, 1943, he was the ninth of ten children born to the late Odus James Norman and
 Lucy Sain Norman. He was one of over 10,000 babies delivered in the Upper Cleveland area
 by the late Dr. F. D. Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an 
older brother, Sherrill Fletcher Norman, and a niece Sandra Damm.

Dr. Norman attended college at Southwest Texas State University, South Texas College, 
Lamar Tech University, University Houston and Texas Tech University. In his earlier years, 
Dr. Norman served as Executive Vice-President of the San Antonio Jaycees, where he chaired 
the largest and most successful blood drive in the history of the Jaycees, spending nine days 
(197 hours) in a 4x7 box suspended 95 feet in the air.

Dr. Norman served 35 years in education, teaching at both the high school and university level,
 including the University of Houston, St. Thomas High School, Texas Tech University, Louisiana 
Tech University and the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, ending his teaching career 
at Crest High School in Cleveland County. He held three Bachelors degrees, a Master of Arts 
degree in Dramatic Theory and Criticism and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Fine Arts Administration. 

He founded the Fine Arts Department at St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas, where he 
was recognized for his work with a marble plaque in the new Fine Arts complex. While working 
on his Doctorate at Texas Tech University, he maintained a 4.0 GPA and was elected a member 
of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He was also a recipient of the Devitt Jones Fellowship for 
his outstanding work in theater. 

While teaching at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, he was named Director of 
Community Affairs for the Fine Arts Department. Also while at UNCW, he founded Cape Fear 
Shakespeare, an outdoor drama produced on the banks of the Greenfield Lake in Wilmington. 
Cape Fear Shakespeare is still in production 18 years later. He served as Education Reporter 
for the Shelby Star for more than two years. He was active in support of the Cleveland 
Rutherford Kidney Association, serving as emcee of their fund-raising events for over eight 
years.

Dr. Norman worked in summer theatre and movie stock for many years, working with such 
notable stars as Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Dennis Quaid, Andy Griffith, Matthew 
Broderick, Richard Thomas, Jimmy McArthur, Linda Lavin, Broderick Crawford and Skeet Ulrich. 

In 1992 he was one of the co-founders of and later served as Executive Vice-President on the 
Board of Directors of the Belwood Heritage Museum. Even during his illness, Dr. Norman 
continued to work in theater production, co-founding Cottonpatch Productions, Ltd. with his 
BFF Steve Leatherwood.

Dr. Norman is survived by a son Randy Alan Norman and a daughter Kristin Norman LaFleur 
and her husband Scott, all of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren: Rio, 14, of Buda, Texas 
and Dasia, 3, of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by six sisters: Sybil Poole and Melba 
Norman, both of Dickson, TN; Janice Roper and husband Avery of Nebo, NC: Anita Broderick 
and Frances Pittman and husband David, all of Morganton, NC; and Patricia Logos of Mebane, 
NC. Dr. Norman also leaves behind his two older brothers; Gene Norman and wife Margie of 
San Antonio, TX and Joe Norman and wife Gilda of Milledgeville, TN; more than two dozen 
nieces and nephews and many friends. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Cleveland County - Wendover, 951 
Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC, 28150, or to the American Cancer Society, Carolinas 
Chapter, 500 E. Morehead Street, Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Family visitation will be held Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 6-8pm at Stamey's Funeral Home. 

A Farewell concert, directed by Dr. Milton Crotts and featuring the Backstreet Belwood Boys; 
the Crest Pops Orchestra and the Warren Wilson College Acapella Choir, will be staged at 
Knob Creek Methodist Church at 7 pm Sunday night. 

While Dr. Norman touched the lives and influenced thousands of students, he was best known 
for his wit and ability to bring laughter to all he met.

Please... join us for his final curtain.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Olivera, Soneyuh Lora Sky  
 
14, of Burgaw, died Thursday, May 28, 2009. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at 
Burgaw Baptist Church. Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  



 
Oswalt, Tammy Sue

Tammy Sue Oswalt of Wilmington died Sunday, May 24, 2009. She was born January 15, 
1975, in Cumberland County, N.C. 

Surviving are her parents Glenn E. Herring Sr. and Virginia Tyndall Herring of Oak Island, 
N.C., brother, Glenn E. Herring Jr. and wife Judy S. Herring of Southport, N.C., sons, Brian 
Oswalt of Wilmington and Michael Oswalt of Southport, N.C., her significant other Mike 
Welch of Wilmington, grandmother, Daisy Tyndall of Clinton, N.C. and her four legged 
friends Studley Rocker, Sadie Jean, Zeus and Zoy.

A celebration of life service will be held 2pm Saturday May 30, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the family at 4629 Pine Hollow Rd. 
Wilmington, N.C. 28412.

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 5/28/2009  

 
 
Parker Sr., Julian  
 
died Thursday, May 21, 2009. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/25/2009  



 
Parker, Vonnye Rae

WILMINGTON -- Vonnye Rae Parker, 78, of Wilmington died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at her home 
surrounded by family and friends. Vonnye "Momma Bear" loved her family. She was a wonderful 
mother, grandmother, friend and a giver to all. Her special gifts were being a good listener and an 
avid gardener. 

Born in Columbus County in 1930, her parents were the late I. T. Long and Annie Belle Stocks 
Long. Vonnye is survived by her sons, John B. Parker, Jr. and wife, Beth, Jeffrey T. Parker and 
wife, Robin and Kenneth R. Parker and wife, Toni; daughters, Kathy Zachary Long and husband, 
Tony, and Sandra Parker Young and husband, Mike, all of Wilmington; grandchildren, Jessica 
Young, Haley Parker, Rachel Zachary and Parker Zachary. In addition to her parents, she was 
predeceased by her husband of 52 years, John B. 'J.B.' Parker, Sr. in 2002.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 22, 2009, in the chapel of Coble 
Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Drive, officiated by Mr. Robert C. Phillips. Interment 
will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6:00 
PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Vonnye's family extends a special thanks to Dr. Gajewski and the staff of the Zimmer Cancer 
Center and to the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.

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 5/21/2009  




Pickett, James E. "Buck"  
 
66, of Maple Hill, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. 
Sunday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Maple Hill Community Cemetery. 
Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  


 
Pirnat, Robert H.

Robert H. Pirnat, a devoted and beloved husband and father, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel 
and decorated World War II combat veteran, died May 26, 2009 after a brief illness. He was ninety.

Colonel Pirnat was born in Evansville, Indiana. He was the fifth of ten children born to Robert 
and Beaulah Pirnat. He is survived by his wife Joan, his eldest son Robert and his wife Carolyn, 
daughter Rise' and her husband Dr. Barry Amos, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 
His younger son, Russell, died previously.

Robert was a starting running guard and position coach on the Memorial High School football 
team for three years; all the while the team was city champion and unbeaten. His football 
record earned an invitation to play at Duke, The University of Santa Clara, California and 
Purdue; he chose Purdue.

After earning his Private Pilot's License at Purdue University, he left to serve in the Army Air 
Forces during World War II and joined the newly formed Air Force in 1948. He was a 
troop/weapons glider pilot in North Africa and European theaters. As a Glider Pilot with the 
313th Troop Carrier Group, he successfully delivered a unit of infantry men into the bitter 
struggle for Holland during the Allied Airborne invasion. His decorations included the Bronze 
Star for "heroism in connection with military against the enemy" and the Air Medal. Upon 
retiring from the Air Force, he was recruited as an intelligence specialist for the Department 
of the Navy 1966 to 1986.

Those who knew him will understand the great loss to all of us.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in the chapel of 
St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Rd., Wilmington, N.C. Inurnment will take place 
at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either St. Mark Catholic Church or 
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, N.C. 28401.



Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/29/2009  




Pyles, Mary Eleanor Marshburn

Mary Eleanor Marshburn Pyles, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, departed 
this life to join her Lord and Savior on May 20, 2009.

Born on July 15, 1926, in Wilmington, N.C., Mary was the daughter of Hosea Nixon and Dolly 
Hobbs Marshburn. She had eight brothers and sisters, two of whom survive her (Marvin 
Marshburn and Hazel Fuller).

Surviving as well are her children (Jerry Pyles and wife Linda, Pamela Pyles Freyer, Steve 
Pyles and wife Mitzi); her grandchildren (Shawn Pyles and wife Audra, Amy Pyles and 
fiancé Lucas Strobush, Kelly Jenness and husband Brian, William "Billy" Freyer and wife 
Nickie, Breanna Pyles, and Destinee Pyles); and her great-grandchildren (Nolan Pyles, 
Charlotte Pyles, Daniel Jenness, Kaleb Jenness, Avery Freyer, and Morgan Freyer.)

Although she will be greatly missed, her family rejoices that she is now home with her 
Heavenly Father and her Savior Jesus Christ, and they look forward to seeing her again 
one day.

The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm on Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market 
Street Chapel.

The funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street 
Chapel with burial following at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Wilmington Bible Chapel or Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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 5/21/2009  



 
Ransom, Daniel Wade

Daniel Wade Ransom, age 52 of Wilmington died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at his residence.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Williams-Ransom 
Family Cemetery near Clarkton with Reverend Billy Fowler officiating.

He was the son of the late Robert Louis Ransom.

He is survived by a son, Daniel Wade Ransom II and his wife, Beth of Castle Hayne; daughters, 
Angela Lucille Harroun and Husband, George of Junction City, KS, Brigitte Louise Ransom of 
Charlotte, and Christina Marie Ransom of Castle Hayne; the children's mother, Laura Lucille 
Ransom of Castle Hayne; his mother, Geraldine B. Ransom of Castle Hayne; sisters, Roberta 
Danford and husband, Ken of Wilmington and Willa Dean Williams and husband, Danny of 
Bladenboro; a brother, Robert Livingston Ransom and wife, Debbie of Castle Hayne; five 
grandchildren, Alexis Wuesche, Madison Denny, Anthony Denny, Tabytha Ransom, and 
Cynthia Ransom.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. 

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/22/2009  


 
Reaves, Horace Edgar  
 
76, of Gores Lake Road, Nakina, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 4 
p.m. Sunday at Bethesda United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery. 
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  
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Reaves, Horace Edgar
NAKINA, NC -- Horace Edgar Reaves, 76, of Gore's Lake Road, died Thursday, May 21, 2009 
at his home.

Mr. Reaves was born on November 10, 1932 in Columbus County, NC. He was a son of the 
late Elzie L. and Queenie Faulk Reaves. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Mr. Reaves retired after 30 years as a data processor for IBM. He was the owner and operator 
of Beachway Laundromat, Whiteville and Beach Country Laundromat, Shallotte. He was also
 a life-long member and a Trustee of the Bethesda United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, of 56 years, Barbara Anne Reaves; two sons, Michael H. Reaves, of 
Clarkton, and Allison L. Reaves, and wife, Stephanie, of DeLand, FL, daughter, Wanda S. 
Lloyd, and husband, Joe, of Alma, GA; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 24th in the Bethesda United 
Methodist Church by the Rev. C.L. Fitzgerald. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church and at other times 
at the home, 52 Gore Lake Road.

Casketbearers will be Wade Gore, Glenn Reaves, Barry McCellan, Gib Gibson, Billy L. 
Gore, and Jim Walters.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. 

Family request in lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Bethesda UMC, 823 Gore's 
Lake Road, Nakina, NC 28455.

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/23/2009  



 
Register, Hattie  
 
81, of 2513 Bradford Court, formerly of Clinton, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Davis Health 
Care Center. The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 
118 Fayetteville St., Clinton. Burial will be private.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
Robinson Jr., Charles E.  
 
57, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by 
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.,  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Robinson, Jim C.  
 
60, of Willard, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at home. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. 
Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Burgaw. Wilmington Burial and Cremation 
Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  



 
Roddy Jr., Virgil Franklin  
 
49, of Bolivia, died Monday, May 28, 2009. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at 
First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, S.C. Peacock-Newnam & White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  


 
Russ, Mollie  
 
56, of Bolton, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Pitt Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 
p.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church, Bolton. Burial will be at the church cemetery. 
Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  



 
Seay, Thelma Clary

Thelma Clary Seay died on May 17th in St. Petersburg, FL. She was born in Spartanburg 
County, S.C., on November 13, 1919. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Perry 
(Vincent) of Melbourne, FL, and Norma Vics (Andy) of Wilmington, NC, nine grandchildren 
and 21 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Wilmington, NC, June 7.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/27/2009  


 
Shaw, Douglas A.

Douglas A. Shaw, 76, of Wilmington, NC, and formerly of Northville, MI, passed away 
May 28, 2009 in the comfort of his home.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; daughters Laura and her husband John 
Bodine of Bradenton, FL, Carol and her husband Bill Martin of Wake Forest, NC and 
Janet and her husband Bill Herring of Mullaloo, Australia; grandchildren Christina and 
Courtney Herring and Billy and Evin Martin; and sister Ruth Kurtz of Novi, MI.

A celebration of life gathering will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians 
Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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 5/31/2009  



 
Sheffield, Lois  
 
96, died Thursday May 21, 2009, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. The funeral will be 
at 11 a.m. Thursday at The First Baptist Church of Wallace. Burial will be at Brice Cemetery. 
Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  



 
 
Shepard Jr., William Hosea "Billy"

WILMINGTON, NC -- William (Billy) Hosea Shepard, Jr. of Plantation Village in Wilmington died 
May 28, 2009 at his home.

Private burial services will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 11:00 am at Onslow Memorial 
Park. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, at Emma Anderson Memorial Church, Topsail, 
NC.

He was born Nov. 3, l9l8, in Wilmington, NC and was a son of the late William Hosea and 
Hazel Winstead Shepard. Billy graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1937 and made his 
home for seventy-two years in Goldsboro where he was active in his church, Salvation Army 
and Wayne Community College. He was Branch Manager of Statesville Flour Mills from 
1939-1946, then with Goldsboro Milling Co. as a salesman and named General Manager in 
1966. Billy was president of N.C. Feed Manufacture's Association, N.C. Turkey Federation 
and National Turkey Federation. He received the N.C. Poultry Federation Service Award in 
1975 and was inducted in the N.C. Poultry Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Wayne County 
Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1992.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Louise Woodard Shepard of the home, two daughters, 
Louise Gordon and husband Jim of Raleigh, NC and Mary Sneeden and husband Stan of 
Wilmington, NC; two sons, William H. Shepard III and wife Debbie of Ocala, FL and Jim R. 
Shepard and wife Teresa of Candor, NC. He had 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Anyone wishing to share a memorial gift may do so to the building fund of Emma Anderson 
Memorial Church, P.O. Box 3071, Topsail, N.C. 28445, or the mission of Wesleyan Chapel 
United Methodist Church, 10255 U.S. Highway 17, and Wilmington, N.C. 28411.

Private electronic condolences may be left for the family at www.jonesfh.org.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/30/2009  

 
 
Shotwell, Robert A.

Robert A. Shotwell of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Autumn Care 
of Myrtle Grove.

Mr. Shotwell was born on February 17, 1911 in Rahway, NJ. He was a member of the Manasquan 
River Golf Club in Brielle, NJ for 21 years. He was also very instrumental in the building and forming 
of the Church of Brielle, Brielle, NJ. In 1971 he retired from the 1st National City Bank of N.Y 
(Citibank) after 42 years of employment. Mr. Shotwell then moved to Vero Beach, FL with his 
devoted wife, Carolyn whom preceded him in death in 1999. In Vero Beach, he and his wife were 
members of The Community United Church of Christ where he served as treasurer for over 10 
years.

Surviving is one son, Robert N. Shotwell and wife, Barbara Ann of Allentown, PA; his daughter, 
Carole R. Axford of Wilmington, NC; his granddaughters, Victoria Morton and husband, Kell, 
Julieanne Mixtacki and her husband, Brian all of Allentown, PA, Allyson Terry and husband, 
Doug of Wilmington, NC; four great grandchildren, Brady (9), Riley (8), Josh (5), and Wesley (2).

The family would like to thank the aides and nurses who took care of our father with such love. We 
would like to send a special appreciation to Meredith Montgomery, RN at Autumn Care of Myrtle 
Grove for treating Mr. Shotwell like a member of her own family.

At the request of the family, there will be no visitation or services for Mr. Shotwell. In lieu of flowers, 
memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at the residence of 
his daughter, Carole Axford, 3503 Tall Pine Ct., Wilmington, NC 28409.

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 5/23/2009  


 
Simmons III, Walter Washington

Walter Washington Simmons, III, born September 30, 1959, departed this life on May 24, 2009, to 
join his daughters beloved mother, Susan, in heaven.

Walter will be remembered with love by his parents, Walter W. Simmons, Jr and Helena Swart 
Simmons, daughters Sarah Marie Simmons of Leland and Melissa Elizabeth Simmons of 
Wilmington, son Zack Smith, Bluefield, WV, two grandsons Memphis Ryder Simmons, age 4 
and Brian Phoenix Barnett, age 3 months; two sisters Susan Glass and husband Max, of 
Lyman, SC, and Terry Jackson and husband Dan of Castle Hayne; brother Jeffrey Simmons 
of Wilmington; 4 nephews Brett, Jason, Wright and Thomas and one niece Jessica, as well 
as a very special friend Thorn Gathright.

Walter found his passion in life to be hunting and fishing. He shared his love for the outdoors 
with family and friends through his fascinating stories.

A celebration of his life will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Wrightsboro Baptist 
Church officiated by Rev. Keith Hollar and Rev. Mike Lewis. The family will receive friends 
from 10:00 - 11:00 at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The New Life Center Building 
Fund at the church.

Online condolences may be made 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 5/27/2009  



 
Smith, Clyda Mae

ASH, NC -- Clyda Mae Smith, 84, of Ash-Little River Road NW, died Friday, May 29, 2009 at 
her home.

Mrs. Smith was born on January 4, 1925 in Brunswick County, NC. She was predeceased by 
her husband, George Verton Smith on October 17, 2000.

She was a member of Soldier Bay Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons, Melton Smith, and wife, Faye, of Ash; Earl Wayne Smith, and wife, 
Paula, of Calabash; brother, Floyd Andrews, and wife, Priscilla, of Pinehurst; sister, Dorthea 
Dutton, of Hamlet; two grandchildren, Keith Smith, and wife, Laurie, and Nancy Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1st in the Brunswick Funeral 
Service Chapel by the Reverend Charlie Smith and the Reverend Bill McNeill.

Entombment will follow in the Brunswick Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 5-7 pm at the funeral home and at other times 
from the home.

Casketbearers will be Keith Smith, Will Long, Don Evans, Danny Smith, Charles Stocks, & Kevin 
Jackson.

Honorary casketbearers will be the Soldier Bay Senior Adult Sunday School Class and Gennis 
Smith. 

Online condolences maybe sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. 

The family would like to thank the caregivers, Verona Hughes, Marie Grissett, Evelyn Cox, & 
Faye Cox, for all their love & care given to Mrs. Clyda Mae.

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/30/2009  


 
Smith, Dorothy  
 
of 2259 Adams St., died Monday, May 18, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The 
funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Warner Temple AME Zion Church. Burial will be at 
Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins Drain Funeral Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  

 
 
Smith, Kathryn Marie

Kathryn Marie Smith, 85, of Wilmington died Friday May 29, 2009 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
& LifeCareCenter.

Katiedid is survived by her loving niece Nancy Stoner and husband Joe of Wilmington; nephew 
James Stryker and wife Cookie of Fort Worth, TX.; special great niece Sue Benjamin of 
Williamsport, PA.

The family would like to give special thanks to Cynthia Johnson; Diane Edwards and Becky 
Saffo for their love and support given to the family during this time.

Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, 
NC 28401, or to Carolina Canines P.O. Box 12643, Wilmington, NC 28405.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 82403. 
910.791.9099

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/31/2009  

 
 
Smith, Mark K.

Mark K. Smith, born September 1, 1959, in Bakersfield, CA, passed away May 27, 2009. 

Mark was preceded in death by his wife, Deanna Smith, mother, Sharyn Smith, and sister, 
Laurie Lizaldi.

Mark is survived by his son, Jeremy; father, Clair Smith; sister and brother in law Nancy and 
Greg Stallard, nieces and nephew, Jennifer Wynn, Erica and Garret Stallard.

Mark lived in Wilmington for the past 9 years and loved the Carolina Coast as an avid fisherman 
and boater. Although not a native, Wilmington was his home. He was known for his kind spirit, 
sharp wit, sense of humor and dedication to his family and friends. He will be missed, forever 
loved and remembered.

A memorial mass will be held 10 am Saturday, May 30, 2009, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 
5th and Ann Street, Wilmington.

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 5/29/2009  


 
Smith, Rebecca Jean "Jeanie"

Rebecca Jean "Jeanie" Smith, 65, of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Wilmington.

She was born in Rocky Mount, NC, March 3, 1944, daughter of the late George F. Herring, Jr. 
and Rebecca Terrell Herring.

Surviving are her sons, Eddie Roderick of Knoxville, TN, and Tommy Roderick and wife, Kim 
of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren, Maisie Roderick, Dalyn Riggs, and Lena Roderick; 
a brother, G.F. Herring, III of Weaverville, NC; two sisters, Beth Monteith and husband, Alan, 
and Jane Ives and husband, Glen, both of Hampstead, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary 
Valley Chapel in Wilmington. 

Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Maplewood Cemetery, Mt. Olive, NC.

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

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 5/22/2009  


 
Smith, Tressa  
 
42, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. 
Saturday at Northwood Cemetery. Peacock-Newnam & White, Southport.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Spencer Sr., Harry  
 
67, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the 
chapel of Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


 
Spencer, Michel Travis

BOILING SPRING LAKES -- Michel Travis Spencer, 22, of Barclay Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, died
 Thursday, May 28, 2009. 

Michel was born February 20, 1987 in New Hanover County to Harold Travis Spencer, Jr. and Carolyn 
Thompson Spencer. He enjoyed ROTC at South Brunswick High School where he graduated in 2005. 
He was in the process of becoming an EMT. Michel was a member of Shoreline Baptist Church. He 
was a happy person and loved to hang out with his friends. He also loved to draw and play video 
games. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Eloise Spencer, Evelyn Thompson, and 
Ervin Thompson.

Survivors include his parents Harold Spencer, Jr. and Carolyn Spencer; two brothers Ervin Spencer 
and wife Kari and Steven Spencer of Boiling Spring Lakes; one sister Laralyn Spencer of Boiling 
Spring Lakes; grandfather Harold Spencer, Sr.; a special nephew Xander Spencer; and several 
aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many beloved friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, June 1, 2009 at the chapel of Peacock-Newnam 
& White Funeral Home in Southport with Reverend Steve Hinton and Reverend Matt Bohr officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Williams, Corey Kerns, Anthony Cowan, and Cody Thompson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Peacock-Newnam & 
White Funeral Home in Southport.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to American Lung Association, 1301 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004, or Shriners Hospital for Children, 
950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4255

You may sign the online guestbook at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/31/2009  

 
 
Stanley, Shelton Smith

Shelton Smith Stanley, beloved husband, father, G-Daddy and friend, entered into eternal glory 
Thursday, May 21, 2009. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. He was born in 
Columbus County, NC, on November 27, 1926, but resided in Wilmington with his wife, Margaret, 
for the majority of his life. He was the son of the late Matha and Herman DeWitt Stanley. He was 
also preceded in death by a son, Brent, & several brothers & sisters.

One of his early passions in life was baseball. When he was 16, he played in the American Legion 
Little World Series in Miles City, Montana. After graduation from high school, he played in the New 
York Yankees farm system. He left the Yankees to play college football at UNC-Chapel Hill. On his 
18th birthday, he joined the Navy & served his country in World War II. He followed up his military 
service with a stint in the Chicago Cubs organization. His baseball career ended when he met the 
love of his life, Margaret Warwick in 1947. They married on March 3, 1949, & subsequently raised
 5 children. They recently celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss.

Shelton went to work for Carolina Power & Light Company in 1951 and retired after 39 years of 
service. Upon his retirement he found a new passion: hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail in 
NC, TN, & VA, logging over 376 miles. Between hiking trips, he served with the Baptist Men of 
NC, joining them on mission trips as far away as Alaska, the Gulf Coast, & Sri Lanka. He was a 
faithful member of Temple Baptist Church, serving as choir member, deacon, Sunday School 
teacher and as "backdoor greeter."

Shelton was rarely seen without a big smile on his face; that & his thankful attitude were his 
trademarks. He considered himself "blessed" in every realm and lived his faith daily. He & 
Margaret loved "cruising" & they traveled all over the world. He loved all kinds of music, and 
enjoyed many Jimmy Buffett concerts with his whole family. He had a particular fondness for 
dancing & was always the first one on the dance floor. He & Margaret also spent many years 
square dancing. He welcomed all into his home and would say, "You can never have too many 
friends." He touched many people's hearts by being a father to them when they had none. He 
enjoyed an abundant life and lived it well.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters Susan Treadway (Doug) & Beth Stukes (Chet) 
of Wilmington; Ellen Roberson (Terry) of Asheville, NC; and son Steve Stanley (Pat) of 
Abbeville, SC; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, brothers H. D. & Wayman Stanley, 
sister Betty Jo Smith, numerous nieces, nephews & many special friends.

The family wishes to express our deep appreciation & gratitude to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
Foundation for their loving care & provision during his illness. In lieu of flowers, the family 
would like donations made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, 
Wilmington, NC 28401, or to Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 
28403. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 
www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

A Celebration Service will be held in the sanctuary of Temple Baptist Church on Sunday 
afternoon, May 24, at 3:00 p.m., followed by a gathering of friends & family at Halyburton 
Park Event Center, 17th Street Extension. Shelton loved all the colors in nature. Please 
feel free to dress colorfully and comfortably.

"THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST, KNOW LIFE AT ITS FULLEST AND BEST."

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Steigerwalt Jr., George Franklin

SUPPLY, NC -- George Franklin Steigerwalt Jr., 71, of Skipper Run Drive SW, Supply, 
died Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Mr. Steigerwalt was born in Glidden, Iowa and was a son 
of the late George F. and Zelma Benetta Ramey Steigerwalt. He worked for International 
Business Machine Corp. as a Computer Designer and held a Masters degree. After retiring 
from IBM he and his wife Lois Marie moved to Supply from Hyde Park, NY; and have lived 
in the community for the past 16 years. Mr. Steigerwalt was a devoted member of Sharon 
United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, George F. Steigerwalt III of Raleigh, NC. Three 
daughters, Kimberly Steigerwalt of Supply, NC; Christine VanNorstrand and Leah Bernard 
both of Hyde Park, NY. A brother, William Steigerwalt, of San Angelo, Tx., two sisters, 
Lou Jean Winslow of Lamar, Mo. And Marlene Sherwin of Morgan Hill Ca. and 8 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 23,2009 at The Sharon United 
Methodist Church, Supply, NC by Rev. Eddie Hill. The family will receive friends for one hour 
prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 
PO Box 4390 Chapel Hill, NC 27515.

Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory, Shallotte, NC

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/22/2009  


 
Stevens, Jean Gaylord (Sewell)

Jean Gaylord Stevens passed away on May 23, 2009 in Herndon, VA after a courageous 
battle with pancreatic cancer. Born Gloria Jean Sewell to Ruby Lene Snipes and Ralph 
Wayne Sewell in Dunn, NC, on January 16, 1958 and raised in Smithfield NC, Jean moved 
to Wilmington, NC in the 1970's. Jean was a devoted wife and mother, and an avid gardener. 
She also loved to travel, cook, read, spend time with her friends and go to the beach.

Jean's working careers included selling AFLAC insurance before settling in sales for Sears 
Commercial, selling appliances to builders, developers, and apartment management 
companies in the Washington DC metro area. 

Jean is survived by her husband Michael, her son William Nathaniel Gaylord (from her 1st 
marriage to William Beckwith Gaylord), brothers Larry Snipes, Randy Sewell, and Kenny 
Sewell; sister Linda Parker; nieces Amber Nicole Sewell, Whitney Sewell and nephew 
James Elmore & his wife Ashley.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at McLean Bible 
Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Virginia 22102.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action 
Network (www.pancan.org) or to Capital Hospice (www.capitalhospice.org)

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/28/2009  


 
Stone Sr., Charles Richard "Dick"  
 
75, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sea Lawn 
memorial Park, Hampstead. Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Sykes, Terri-Lynn

Terri-Lynn Sykes of Wilmington, N.C., passed away peacefully on 5/25/2009, after a long 
and courageous battle with cancer. She was born 12-24-1958, in Tarboro, N.C., and 
graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School. She was preceded in death by her 
father Norwood Sykes.

Terri retained her great capacity for love, her sense of humor her dignity and her devotion 
to her precious and much loved son Liam. Terri is also survived by her loving and devoted 
mother Lynn Ford and husband Bob, sisters Tracy and Anita, brother Michael, nieces 
and nephew, Bethany, Summer and Logan, Liam's father Sean O'Connell, special life 
friends, Joyce Konczynski, Ginger Huber, May Winborne-Rice, Deb Bowen, Susan 
Bailey, and her "Invisible Friends" on line.

Terri-Lynn's family will receive friends and loved ones at 1418 Navaho Trail, Wilmington, 
N.C. on Saturday May 30, from 2pm until 6pm.

A private service will be conducted at a later time. 

Memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/29/2009  
 

 
Tanaka, Frank  
 
82, died Thursday, May 21, 2009. Arrangements by Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/23/2009  


 
Thompson, John Durwood  
 
82, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at home. Arrangements by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  


 
Vanek, Lisa Whiteman  
 
32, of Burgaw, died Thursday, May 28, 2009. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at 
Burgaw Baptist Church. Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  


 
Vaught, Merle Payne  
 
83, formerly of Charlotte, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center. 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  


 
Vuocolo, Joann Carol

NOVEMBER 20, 1942 - MAY 27, 2009

Joann Vuocolo, 66, of Toledo, OH, passed away on Wednesday late afternoon in her home 
surrounded by family.

She was an avid card player, loved to do crafts in her spare time, spend time with her family 
and loved animals.

She is survived by Daughter Valeria McCartney, Son Thomas Vuocolo (Rachel), Daughter 
Angel Vuocolo, Son Anthony (Mark) Vuocolo, Daughter-in-Law Debra Vuocolo, 
Granddaughters Rochelle Carr (Mike), Christina Hall (Bryan), Carolyn McCartney, 
Grandsons Anthony (Bob) Vuocolo (Victoria), Angelo Vuocolo, Dominic Vuocolo, Sisters 
Jan Barnes (William), Doris Grinder, Brother Leonard Balamucki (Karen), Frank Allen 
Balamucki, her great grand children and Nieces and Nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Angelo Vuocolo and her parents Irene and Casmier 
Balamucki

The Viewing and Services will be held at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel, 17730 Hwy. 
17 N., Hampstead, NC 28443. The viewing for family and friends will be on Monday, June 1, 
2009 from 5-8 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. 

Contributions can be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in care of Joann Vuocolo. If you 
would like to send flowers you can send them to Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel, 
17730 Hwy. 17 N., Hampstead, NC 28443.

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

Andrews Hampstead Chapel

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/31/2009  

 
 
Waltz, Edward J.

Edward James Waltz, 66, of Wilmington, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center.

Ed was born June 11, 1942 in Maspeth, Queens, NY. The first-born son of the late Edward 
Charles Waltz I and Hannah Rita Keane Waltz. His elder sister, Florence Niedzwieski, 
preceded him in death.

A restaurant entrepreneur for 40 years, Ed was the owner of several successful bar/restaurants 
on Long Island, New York.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bea Waltz; daughter, Jean Waltz-Bixby and husband, Brian, 
of Burlington, VT. Their two sons, Edward C. Waltz and wife, Marissa, and James E. Waltz and 
wife, Lindsay, all of Wilmington; three grandchildren, Hannah Rita, Cooper James, and Lily 
Elizabeth Waltz; three brothers, Paul, Michael, and Joey Waltz; and a sister, Barbara 
Chodakowsky.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Andrews Market Street Chapel with 
Rev. Bob Kus officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, following the service, at the funeral 
home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to American Heart Association, Memorial 
Processing Center, P. O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

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 5/28/2009  


 
Watkins, Alfred H.

WILMINGTON, NC -- Alfred H. Watkins, 82, of 6135 Dorsett Place, Wilmington, NC, died 
Sunday, May 17, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Watkins enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age seventeen and served on the destroyer escort 
USS Marsh. He served as a gunner's mate and participated in the atomic bomb testing on 
the Bikini Islands. Later in his career he became an executive for the Boy Scouts of America, 
serving in the North Florida Council. The majority of his career was spent as a general manager 
for Belk.

He is survived by his wife Betsy Bracewell Watkins, wife of 61 years; daughter, Sandra Gale 
Watkins of Carolina Beach, NC; son, John Franklin Watkins of Wilmington, NC; brother 
Robert W. Watkins of CA; brother Arthur L. Watkins of Elizabethtown, NC; sister, Sarah 
W. MacRae of Concord, NC; sister, Bette W. Wagoner of Albemarle, NC.

A private memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 11:00 AM at Elerbee 
Springs, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Arrangements by Cape Fear Crematory.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/21/2009  


 
Watson, Rita V.

Rita V. Watson, 74, of Wilmington died Tuesday May 26, 2009 at her home.

Surviving are husband Sam R. Watson, daughters Sandra W. Tucker and husband 
Michael of Wilmington; Mary Etta Watson of Stuart, FL; granddaughters Ashley Siddons 
and husband Josh of Castle Hayne; Christina Burks of Stuart, FL.

Rita was a member of Apostolic Tabernacle Church where funeral services will be 
conducted 11:00 A.M Friday May 29, 2009. The Reverend L.E. Logue will officiate the 
service. The family will see friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 P.M at the church.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Tabernacle Church, 712 Wellington Avenue, 
Wilmington, NC 28401.

Condolences may be made to the family at 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 5/28/2009  


 
Weeks, M. Shannon

Shannon Weeks, age 44, passed away on May 13, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & 
LifeCareCenter. He is survived by mother, Jane Cavenaugh Weeks, father, Luther Morris Weeks, 
brother, Ted Weeks and numerous other relatives. 

Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 
2009 at the Coastline Convention Center at 503 Nutt St.

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 from 5/29/2009 - 5/30/2009  



 
Weeks, Michael  
 
44, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. The 
service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Coastline Convention Center. Wilmington Burial 
and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/26/2009  


  
 
Weeks, Shannon  
 
44, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. A 
memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Coastline Convention Center, 503 Nutt St. 
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/31/2009  


 
West Sr., Edwin L.

Edwin L. West, Sr. died Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

He was born in New Hanover County, May 18, 1919, son of the late Charles H. West and
 Lottie H. West. 

Surviving is his wife of thirty-four years, Shirley Johnson West; a sister, Jean W. Clark of 
Corapeake, NC, and three children, Edwin L. West, Jr., James Wallace West, and Nancy 
West Ahlstrom and their spouses. Also surviving are grandchildren, Edwin L. West, III, 
Pamela West Hurt, and Karyn E. West, all of Wilmington; special family friend, Richard 
Oates of Atlanta, GA; and five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

He was an active member of the Cape Fear Lions Club serving as Past President and 
District Governor. He also was a Deacon and Elder at First Christian Church.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, at First Christian Church 
with Dr. Lance Perry officiating.

Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of First Christian Church.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Memorial gifts may be sent to First Christian Church, 2035 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC, 
28403, or the Boys and Girls Home of NC, 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC, 28450.

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 5/28/2009  



 
White, Macie Alice  
 
81, of Whiteville, formerly of Chadbourn, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Liberty Commons 
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Whiteville. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity 
Baptist Church. Burial will be at Chadbourn Memorial. Cemetery. Worthington Funeral 
Home, Chadbourn.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  

  
 
Williams, Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor

Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor Williams of Wilmington, North Carolina died on May 21, 2009, in 
Wilmington. She was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on March 16, 1938, the daughter of 
the late Julien Knox Taylor, Jr. and Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor. She was preceded in death by 
her brother, Julien Knox Taylor III.

Surviving are her husband of nearly fifty years, Robert Marshall Williams, Jr., a daughter, Elizabeth 
Williams Thompson and her husband, Ralph Culmer Thompson II, of Springfield, Virginia; a son, 
Robert Marshall Williams III, and his wife, Anna Grace Williams, of Wilmington, North Carolina; a 
son, William Arthur Williams, of Garner, North Carolina; and four grandchildren; David Grant 
Thompson, Amanda Reed Thompson, Anne Christian Williams, and Robert Marshall Williams IV; 
a sister, Helen Taylor Wolfe and her husband, R. Thomas Wolfe, of Wilmington, North Carolina, 
a niece, Elizabeth Holmes Wolfe, of Atlanta, Georgia, a niece, Margaret Wolfe Budd. and her 
husband, Roger Budd, of California, Maryland; her mother, Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor, of 
Winnabow, North Carolina and a brother, John Nixon Taylor, of Winnabow, North Carolina.

Mrs. Williams grew up as a member of First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. After her marriage, 
she became a member of St. James Parish in Wilmington where she served on the Altar Guild for 
many years. She graduated from New Hanover High School and was awarded the Amy Morris 
Bradley Medal for outstanding scholarship and subsequently attended Salem College in 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

She was a member of the Junior League of Wilmington, The Ministering Circle of New Hanover 
County, and the North Carolina Society of the Colonial Dames of America, serving as State 
Treasurer of that organization for more than twenty years. While she was raising her children, 
she served as a Den leader for the Cub Scouts, a Troop leader for the Girl Scouts and as a 
special tutor in remedial reading at Alderman School. 

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and had many beloved friends acquired during 
her lifetime.

A funeral service will be held at St. James Parish, Wilmington, North Carolina, at 2:00 pm on 
Monday, May 25, 2009, with the Reverend Ron Abrams and the Reverend Robert D. Cook 
officiating. A private interment service will be held in Oakdale Cemetery at a future date. A 
reception immediately following the service will be held in the Great Hall of St. James Parish.

Memorials may be made to St. James Parish, 25 S Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, or 
to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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 5/23/2009  
 


Willis, Linda Imogene Dallas

Linda Imogene Dallas Willis, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
& LifeCareCenter at age 52.

Linda was the daughter of Herman J. Dallas and Gladys E. Burns who predeceased her. She 
is survived by her husband of 10 years, Kenneth Willis, sisters, Mickie Hardee, Patty Hardee 
both of Myrtle Beach, SC, Judy Gibson of Clover, SC, brothers Jeff Dallas, Kings Mtn., NC 
and Jesse Dallas, Cleveland, OH; 8 Nieces and 4 nephews.

For the past 5 years, Linda has been a dedicated volunteer of the St. Mary Social 
Ministry/Tileston Outreach where she made many friends who will miss her. Linda's life was 
greatly enhanced by her relationship with the staff and participants in the Helping Hands 
program.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday May 23 at St. Mary Catholic 
Church, Downtown Wilmington, 5th and Ann Street. A reception will be held in the school 
cafeteria for family and friends hosted by her RCIA class.

Burial will take place in Lockhart, SC where her ashes will rest beside her Mother.

Condolences may be made at www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

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

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/21/2009  


  
 
Winesette, Richard Gregory

Richard Gregory Winesette, 59, passed away at his home on Sunday evening May 24, 2009, in 
Myrtle Beach, SC. He fought a long courageous battle with cancer. Greg was born April 23, 1950 
in Whiteville, NC, son of the late Richard C. and June Miriam Winesette. He graduated from 
Kinston High School and East Carolina University. 

Greg served his country in the US Army as a pilot during the Vietnam War. He was also a private 
charter pilot and commercial realtor in past years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing with 
family and friends. Greg was a devoted father to Greg and Paige. He will be missed. 

Survivors include his children, son, Richard "Greg" Gregory Winesette, Jr. and daughter, 

Paige Mallory Winesette of Myrtle Beach, SC; his brother Mike Winesette and wife, Tina 
of Wilmington, NC. His sister, Lisa Winesette Marku and husband, Vaso, of Orlando, Florida. 
One nephew, Michael Winesette, and two nieces, Caroline Winesette and Isabella Marku. La 
Faye Clarkson, Angela and Doug Martin, and Aunt Doris Hardee Mooney were very special to
 Greg. Many thanks to the physicians and staff that cared for Greg at the Ralph Johnson 
Veterans Medical Center in Charleston, SC and Medical University of South Carolina. 

Service will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home with Dr. 
Robert C. Wilkes, Jr. officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends 
following the service at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950-48th Ave. 
N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 

McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is serving the family. Condolences may be 
made at www.msfh.net.

Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com  
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 5/28/2009  


 
 
Wood, Joyce Gatlin*

Joyce Gatlin Wood, of Carolina Beach, passed away May 19, 2009, at Davis Healthcare.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Vera Gatlin and her son Aaron Jones, 
Jr.

Joyce is survived by her son Allen Leroy Wood and wife Amy B. Wood, of Cove City, NC; 
grandson Dustin Hunter Wood; sister Connie Patrick, Leland, NC; brother Ralph Gatlin 
and wife Patricia B. Gatlin of Leland, many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved the beach, fishing, old movies, 
dancing, spending time with friends and watching her grandson playing sports.

Celebration of life will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 24, 2009, beginning at 304 Ocean Blvd, 
Carolina Beach, NC, then proceeding to the North End.

Special thanks to Hilda Cox and her other faithful friends for their love and support during 
this time.

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 5/21/2009  


 
Wood, N. Shelton

Norwood Shelton Wood, 76, of Wilmington passed away peacefully in his home surrounded 
by his family on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

He was born in Duplin County, NC on August 13, 1932, to the late Ivey Wood and Dolly 
Williams Wood. Shelton was lovingly devoted to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his 
wife, and his family. He is remembered by his children as a picture of God's unconditional 
love. Shelton was a retired Industrial Engineer from Babcock and Wilcox. Quiet spoken and 
easy going, Shelton enjoyed fishing and gardening. "Papaw" loved his 6 grandchildren and 
spent many hours with them on family vacations, camping, fishing and just telling stories. 
Shelton had a lifetime of service in his church communities of Lake Forest Baptist Church, 
Freedom Baptist Church and most recently Southside Baptist Church.

Shelton is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jo Gore Wood; daughters, Lisa Jo 
Wood of Cary, NC, Jill Ward (Frank) of Wilmington and Jan Crews (Barry) of Winston 
Salem, NC; six grandchildren, Daniel Wood, Alex Ward, Allison Ward, Garrett Bell, 
Erin Bell, and Rachel Bell. Sisters, Jean Lea (Jack) and Janet Hester (Joe), and 
brother, I.J. Wood (Janice) and sister-in-law Vannee Wood. Remembered are two 
sisters, Ranny Dobson and Bessie Upchurch and a brother Paris Wood who preceded 
him in death. He is lovingly remembered by numerous nephews, nieces and friends. 

Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary
 Valley Chapel officiated by his nephew Rev. Joseph Hester and Rev. Kelly Stanley. 
Interment will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Visitation for family and friends will be 7:30 to 9 PM Wednesday at Andrews 
Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road.

Memorial gifts may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., 
Wilmington, NC 28401.

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 from 5/26/2009 - 5/27/2009  


 
Wood, Norwood  
 
76, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at 
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Oleander Memorial Gardens.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/28/2009  

 
 
Young, Jimmy  
 
56, of Council, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. 
Sunday at Mt. Sinai Holiness Church. Burial will be at Red Hill Cemetery. Peacock 
Funeral Home, Whiteville.  
Published in the Star-News on 5/24/2009  


 
Young Jr., Dr. William Nelson

Dr. William Nelson Young, Jr., 87, died peacefully at home in Surf City, NC surrounded by his 
family on Saturday, May 23, 2009. He was born June 23, 1921 to the late William Nelson Young 
and Sara Elizabeth Young of Baltimore, Maryland. 

In his youth, the Young family moved to Staten Island, New York. He and his brothers became 
avid baseball fans by walking or riding the back bumper of a bus the length of Manhattan. He 
was in the Youth Aviation Corp. He graduated from Cornell University and joined the Army Air 
Corps at the beginning of the war.

During World War II, he was a captain in the Army Air Corp and flew 51 missions in addition 
to the requisite 25 bombing missions as Captain of a B-26 Marauder based in England. He 
was called "Wild Bill" due to his flying capabilities, escapades, and the ability to get things 
done, whether or not convention was involved. Following the war, he used the GI Bill to attend
 Johns Hopkins where he graduated with honors in 1949, including membership in the 
exclusive Pithotomy Club. 

After a career of 30 years working 15-hour days in Selbyville, Maryland, Halesite, New York 
and Greenwich, New York, Bill and Pat retired to Surf City, N.C. Bill decided to work for a 
few hours a day since the island did not have a doctor. He worked more than a few hours a 
day for 20 more years and finally retired in 1999 but remained active in the community. He 
was a member of Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel and the Quiet Birdman Society for pilots.

On the last day of his life he was up early, out on the deck by the ocean, visited with friends, 
had his favorite lunch, and watched the Yankee game in his recliner. It was only the second 
time in months he was able to get out of bed. Yanks came back to win in the bottom of the 
9th and he retired for the last time. His life was tireless dedication and service to his country, 
community and family. He had a passion for life and exploring new vistas; compassion for 
his neighbor; and a sense of humor that got to the point. He will be dearly missed but will 
live on in the lives of all he touched by administering medicine or common sense advice or 
just old-fashioned listening. 

Surviving are his beloved wife of 63 years Patricia Patton Young of Surf City, his daughter 
and her husband, Karen Leigh Young and Murrow Otis of Mill Valley, California; his son 
William Nelson Young III and wife Ann of Houston, Texas; his son Kip Patrick Young of 
Surf City: grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth (Kim), Christy (Bill), Liza (Karen), David (Bill) 
and Michael (Bill); his brother Robert and wife Dorothy Young; his brother and wife 
Richard and Betty Young; nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. In addition to his 
parents, he is predeceased by his daughters Susan Mara Young and Joan Kimberly 
Young, and his brother Thomas Young.

A Memorial Service will be held at Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel at 1040 South 
Anderson Blvd. in Topsail Beach, NC on Saturday, June 13th at 11 AM followed by 
visitation with the family at the Surfside Center at the Surf City Visitors Center at 102 
N. Shore Drive in Surf City. Arrangements are being made for burial in the Saratoga 
National Cemetery and visitations at the VFW Hall in Greenwich, New York.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers all donations go to Emma Anderson Memorial 
Chapel, (http://eachapel.org) 1040 S Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC; Lower Cape 
Fear Hospice, (http://hospiceandlifecarecenter.org) 1414 Physician Drive, Wilmington, 
NC 28401 and GCS Boosters, 6 Gray Avenue, Greenwich, NY 12834.

2 Timothy 4/7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.

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

A Market Street Service

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from 5/26/2009 - 5/31/2009  





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