Miscellaneous Brunswick County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Craig Allen Fitzgivens, 45, of New Bern
Craig Allen Fitzgivens, 45, of New Bern, a former resident of the Southport area, died last week at his residence.
He was a 23-year veteran of the U. S. Navy, served in Desert Storm and received honors as West Coast Sailor for 1986 and East Coast Sailor in 1991. He was a member of Cherry Point Masonic Lodge #688.
Memorial services were held December 29 at Cotten Chapel in New Bern. Burial was in Coastal Carolina Veterans Cemetery with military honors.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Melvin Fitzgivens, and mother, Esther Marie Markin Fitzgivens.
He is survived by his former wife, Nancy Ann Markel of New Bern; two sons, Kenneth Allen Fitzgivens and Matthew Scott Fitzgivens, both of New Bern; a brother, Daniel Mark Fitzgivens of Norman, Okla.; two sisters, Deborah Kay Whitehurst of Charleston, S. C., and Catherine Sue Erwin of Arcarum, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, P. O. Box 814, New Bern, NC 28563.

Alvin Lincoln Swain Sr., 77, Lakes resident
Alvin Lincoln Swain Sr., 77, of Boiling Spring Lakes died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at his residence.
The graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Northwood Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Adkisson officiating. Ushers of Southport Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.
Swain was born August 26, 1923, in Tyrrell County and moved here in 1973 from Fayetteville. He was employed at Oak Island Ace Hardware, worked as a master craftsman for 27 years, was a retired U. S. Army staff sergeant and was a member of Southport Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Leona Walker and Delona Mae West, and a son, Jamie Sykes.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Erna S. Swain of the home; three sons, Alvin L. Swain Jr. and wife Maria of Singapore, Tony W. Swain and wife Cindy of Fredericksburg, Va., and Clarence Sykes and wife Patricia of Southport; three daughters, Gloria Ruiz of Fayetteville, Sandra K. Swain of Kinston and Patricia Hughes and husband Don of Oak Island; two sisters, Lillian Stegal of Tarboro and Winnifred Hudson of Hertford; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Sandra Nixon of Wilmington; and friend Bill Smith of Oak Island.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southport Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Marshall Perkins Claiborne Jr. of Greensboro
Marshall Perkins Claiborne Jr., 87, of Greensboro and Oak Island died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at Clapp's Nursing Home in Pleasant Garden.
Private family graveside services were held Tuesday in Westminster Gardens.
Claiborne was born in Dillwyn, Va., on February 7, 1913, to the late Marshall and Aubra Price Claiborne. He attended the University of Virginia and was retired from the U. S. government. Claiborne was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he was a former deacon. He was a Mason and member of Greensboro Lodge #76.
Survivors include his two daughters, Marsha Wood and Jan Claiborne, both of Greensboro; a sister, Catherine Kinker of Chester, Va.
In lieu of flowers,. memorial contributions may be made to either the Guilford County Humane Society, 4527 West Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410; or, the Salvation Army, 821 South Aycock Street, Greensboro, NC 27403.
Forbis and Dick North Elm Street is serving the Claiborne family.

Mrs. Saundra McCracken, 65, of Southport
Saundra Jeanette Morris McCracken, 65, of Southport died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
She was born February 19, 1935, to Carl Booth and Lela Hill Morris, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. McCracken was a member of Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church of Southport, where she led the youth ministry for many years. She also was employed for 25 years as a teacher's assistant at Southport Elementary School.
She is survived by her husband, Herman E. McCracken of the home; three daughters, Gwendolyn Vaught and husband Lewis of Winnabow, Cheryl Malone and husband Victor of Misawa City, Japan, and Saundra Robbins and husband John of Charlotte; four sons, James McCracken and wife Melaney of Hamlet; Mark McCracken and wife Sylvia of Atlanta, Ga., Darrell McCracken of Southport and Quinton McCracken of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four sisters, Lillie Thompson and husband, the Rev. Luther Thompson, Addie McCracken and husband George, Catherine Hill and Diane Williams, all of Southport; two brothers, Leon Morris and Carl Morris, both of Southport; an aunt, Louise Clemmons of Southport; an uncle, Fornville Morris of Hampton, Va.; ten grandchildren, Lewis Vaught Jr. and wife Kimberly, Sherri Ann Vaught, Jamie McCracken, Nicole McCracken, Jerrick Robbins, Johnathan Robbins, Jasmine Robbins, Ashley McCracken, Meghan Malone and Sean Malone; five great-grandchildren, Kevon Vaught, Asha McCracken, Brandon Vaught, Kahleel McCracken and Jermaine Green.
Services were held today (Wednesday) at Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church of Southport at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Hall presenting the eulogy and a prayer by pastor Dorothy Gibbs. Burial followed at Northwood Cemetery, Southport.

Grace J. Portrum, 91, of Oak Island 
Grace J. Portrum, 91, of Oak Island died December 28, 2000, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Paschal Portrum, and parents Gustav and Matilda Johnson.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morristown, Tenn., and was secretary of First United Methodist Church for many years; past president of the Pilot Club, member of the Ladies Reading Circle, volunteered at the public library and for the Red Cross bloodmobile.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Patricia Portrum of Morristown, Tenn.; her daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Willard Jordan of Oak Island; brothers Cyril and Don of Florida and W. F. of California; grandchildren Jessica Portrum, Pat Portrum, Fred Portrum, Michael Portrum and Laura Mandzak; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Allen Funeral Home in Morristown, Tenn., with the Rev. Tom Dodge officiating. Interment was in Jarnigan Cemetery.

Dorothy Llewellyn Kelly, 64, of Oak Island
Mrs. Dorothy Llewellyn Kelly, 64, of Oak Island died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Ocean View United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Roberts officiating. Serving as active pallbearers were Capt. Van Eddinger, Johnny Vereen, John Ramsey, Dick Marshall, Roger Lee Edwards and Roy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Brunswick County ABC Commission and the mayor and town council of Oak Island.
Mrs. Kelly was born February 19, 1936, in Wilson, a daughter of the late Romulus and Jesse Dhue Llewellyn, and moved to Oak Island from Charlotte in 1982.
After completing her education, Mrs. Kelly worked as a dental assistant with Dr. Roy Heath in Durham and later moved to Charlotte, where she worked with Eastern Air Lines. It was in Charlotte that she met David Kelly and they were married in 1967.
Following her move to Oak Island, she worked in real estate and served on the Rural Leadership Committee. She also served as manager of the Brunswick County ABC system.
Mrs. Kelly formerly served as commissioner for the Town of Yaupon Beach, was mayor pro-tem from 1989-1995, and in 1996 was elected mayor. She held the office of mayor until the merger of Yaupon Beach with Long Beach in 1999, at which time she and the Long Beach mayor were named co-mayors of the newly formed Town of Oak Island. She continued to serve as co-mayor until November, 1999, at which time she became mayor pro-tem.
An active political supporter of Gov. Jim Hunt, she was appointed by Gov. Hunt to the North Carolina Commission for the Blind, a post she held until 2000. At the time of her death she was a member of the North Carolina Battleship Commission.
Locally, Mrs. Kelly was also past president of the Brunswick County Board of Realtors, served on the N. C. Fourth of July Festival Committee as organizer and chairman of Beach Day, was a founding officer of Brunswick Newcomers Club, had served as vice-chairman of the Brunswick County Register of Deeds Advisory Committee, was an officer on the Southport Community Building Board of Trustees, a member of the Brunswick County Community Housing Resource Board, a member of Southport Woman's Club, and was an active volunteer in formation of Southeast Brunswick Sanitary District.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Romulus Llewellyn, and is survived by her husband of nearly 34 years, David E. Kelly of the home; a daughter, Mary Kelly of Raleigh; two sons, David Kelly II of Southport and Robert Kelly of Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Frankie) Corrington of Wilson; two brothers, Richard Llewellyn of Newport and James D. Llewellyn of Kinston; six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Ethel Kapornyai Fazekas, 85, of Oak Island
Mrs. Ethel Kapornyai Fazekas, 85, of Oak Island died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at her residence.
The memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Ocean View United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Roberts and the Rev. Lloyd Pendergraft officiating.
Mrs. Fazekas was born September 17, 1915, in East Chicago, Ind., daughter of the late Joseph and Lydia Nemeth Kapornyai, and moved to Oak Island from Hammond, Ind., in 1995. She was a former member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Highland, Ind., where she for many years was a member of Tabea Woman's Guild.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 68 years, Frank Fazekas of the home; three daughters, Ethel DiNoto of Boiling Spring Lakes, Cookie Newton of Oak Island and Yolanda Marik of Richmond, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, P. O. Box 1926, Shallotte, NC 28459.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Daniel Carlton Proctor Jr., 84, of Oak Island
Daniel Carlton Proctor Jr., 84, of Oak Island died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 19, 1916, in Pembroke to the late Daniel C. and Bessie Alline Stevens Proctor, and was preceded in death by a sister, Claudia Watson.
Proctor was a member of Oak Island Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Wood Proctor of the home; two daughters, Jean Murphy and husband C.E. of Altavista, Va., and Georgia O'Briant and husband Rob of Wilmington; two brothers, Bill Proctor of Parkton and Henry Proctor of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Danny Adcock of Wilmington, Will Adcock of Myrtle Beach, S. C., Michael Adcock of Ocean Isle Beach and Michelle Watson of Raleigh; five great-grandchildren, Jordan Adcock, Blair Adcock, Mia Adcock, Georgianna Watson and Cliff Watson.
A memorial service will be held at Oak Island Presbyterian Church at a later date. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Oak Island Presbyterian Church.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel.

Glen E. Mealy Jr., 79, of Greensboro
Glen E. Mealy Jr., 79, of Greensboro died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at Moses Cone Hospital. 
Masonic graveside rites were held Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mealy was a native of Parkersburg, W. Va., born July 27, 1921, to the late Glen Edwin Mealy Sr. and Joette Bennington Mealy. He was a retired executive of Chrysler Corporation. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner of Gate City Lodge No. 694.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ray Mealy of the home; two sons, Steve of Oak Island and Philip of California; a daughter, Amy Kephart of Southport; a stepson, Ronald Lindley of Greensboro; his sister, Rosemary Enoch of California; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Lucille C. Ferch, former Oak Island resident
Lucille C. Ferch, who resided in Long Beach for a number of years, died December 24, 2000, in Lakewood, Wash.
She will be interred February 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio.
 
Harvey Wilson Batten, 83, of Southport
Harvey Wilson Batten, 83, of Southport died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. William Rice and the Rev. A. L. Todd officiating. Military graveside rites will be held at Lewis Cemetery in Bladenboro. Serving as pallbearers will be Gene Strickland, Eddit Stokley, James Brown, Mark Hooten, Kenneth Cooper and Michael Cable.
Batten was born May 27, 1917, in Wilmington, son of the late Rufus I. and Agnes Hammonds Batten, and moved to Southport from Greensboro in 1980. He was a retired technician with Air Products Company in Greensboro and was a U. S. Army veteran.
Survivors include a sister, Lucy Hargrove of Bladenboro, and nieces Mary Jane Cooper Matthews of Southport, Sarah Jane Cable of Bladenboro, Hilda Batten of Whiteville and Clara Smith of Whiteville.
The family will receive friends at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and at other times will be at the home of Mary Jane Cooper Matthews, 526 Jabbertown Road, Southport.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral and Cremation Service.

Mrs. Charlotte Spencer Walton of Southport 
Mrs. Charlotte Spencer Walton of Southport died Monday, January 22, 2001, at Dosher Nursing Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Peacock-Newnam chapel. Interment will follow at Northwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Walton was born March 24, 1935, in Southport, a daughter of the late Ray and Linnie Singletary Spencer. Mrs. Walton was a graduate of Southport High School. She was predeceased by her spouse, Joseph William Walton.
Survivors include sons, Dennis Walton of Boiling Spring Lakes, Randy Walton of Kansas and Michael Walton of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Pam Johnson of Supply; a brother, Carey Spencer; and a sister, Pat Hughes, both of Southport. Also surviving are grandchildren Anna Walton, Joey Walton, Jason Walton, Katie Walton, Devan Johnson, Ari Walton and Lauren Walton, and a great-grandchild, Christina Walton.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home.

Thelma Carleene Thompson of Asheboro 
Thelma Carleene Thompson, 91, of Asheboro died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Carolina House of Asheboro.
She was a native of Randolph County, the daughter of Will and Ida Redding. She was owner of Thompson House Restaurant before moving to Southport. Mrs. Thompson was a ferry pilot during World World II following her graduation from Civilian Pilot Training in Raleigh. She was a charter member of Raleigh CAP when it organized in 1941. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
A graveside service was held Thursday with Fr. Louie Canino officiating. Inter-ment was in Mountain View Independent Methodist Church Cemetery.
Her husband, Michael Roy Thompson Sr., preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Mike Thompson Jr. of Asheboro; a grandson, Michael R. Thompson III of Wilmington; a foster-brother, Howard Bunting of Archdale.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P. O. Box 17090, Balti-more, MD 21203-7090, or to the donor's favorite charity.

Luther Neal Buckaloo, 75, of Oak Island 
Luther Neal (Buck) Buckaloo, Sgt./Major, USA Retired, of Oak Island died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center.
The funeral was held Sunday, February 4, with full military honors at McEwen Funeral Service's Charlotte Chapel with the Rev. Fred Killman and Army chaplain officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 10, at 3 p.m. at Dosher Memorial Hospital. Weather permitting the service will be held outside in Dosher's courtyard.
Mr. Buckaloo was born October 19, 1925, in Charlotte, a son of the late James LaFayette Buckaloo and Reppie Ila Byrum Buckaloo. He grew up in the North Caldwell Street neighborhood and graduated from Charlotte Technical High School. In November of 1943, he was drafted and was sent to Camp Fannin, Texas. where he completed his basic training, then to Ft. Benning, Ga., assigned to the 71st Infantry Division. His next assignment was January, 1945, in Le Havre, France, serving as rifleman and squad leader with the 14th Infantry. His service continued through the end of World War II, the Korean War and two tours of duty in Vietnam, totaling over 32 years, with a few as a recruiter in Charlotte.
Awards and commendations include: Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, American Theater Ribbon, E.T.O. Ribbon, Occupation Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, one O.L.C. Army Commendation Medal, two O.L.C. Bronze Star Medal, two O.L.C. Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal with 60 DVDC, Korean Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Emblem, Good Conduct Medal 1-10 Awards, Meritorious Service Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
Mr. Buckaloo was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Benfield Buckaloo, to whom he was married in 1952. Following his military career, he graduated from Hamilton Business College and was a realtor with Century 21 Realty Co., a member of VFW Post 9488, the Red Fox Golf Club, Moose Lodge 2059 in Oak Island, Oak Island Elks Lodge 2769, and was a charter member of the World War II Memorial.
Surviving are daughters Patricia Marie Buckaloo of Charlotte, Pamela B. Egel and husband Michael of Marshville and Linda B. Hudson and husband Tim of Raleigh; grandchildren Jeffrey Lee Harris, Mallory Elizabeth Harris, Evan Drew Egel, Brandon Lee Neal Hudson, Lorrell Wren Hudson and Elen Elizabeth Hudson; brother William F. Buckaloo of Forest City; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Dosher Memorial Hospital and all the doctors and the entire staff, friends and associates of Mr. Buckaloo on Oak Island for their unfailing love and support.
Memorials may be sent to the World War II Memorial, P. O. Box 96766, Washington, DC 20090-6766.
Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte Chapel.

Harry Carlton Furlow, 61, of Southport
Harry Carlton Furlow, 61, of Villa Nova Loop SE, Southport, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at Dosher Memorial Hospital.
The memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ocean View United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Fred Roberts officiating.
Furlow was born June 17, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Harry Carlton and Lilian Borme Furlow, and moved here seven years ago from West Virginia. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, received his bachelor of science degree in education from Westchester State College, and was a salesman.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Overdeer Furlow of the home; two sons, Matthew Jarod Furlow and Harry Carlton Furlow III of Tennessee; two daughters, Heather Ann Polcaster of Chicago, Ill., and P. Rachel Kaufman of King; a sister, Carol Tracy of Lancaster, Pa.; and a grandson, Thomas Elliott.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3131 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Service for Claus Eric Corin of St. James
Family and friends of Claus Eric Corin gathered at the St. James Chapel on Friday, February 2, 2001, to celebrate 78 years of life and to mark his passing. 
He is survived by his wife, Maria B. Corin of St. James; daughters Linda C. Batley of Pittsboro and Sonya L. Munoz of Pt. Washington, N. Y.; a son, Christian C. Corin of Plandome, N. Y.; their spouses and five grandchildren.
 
Daniel Carlton Proctor Jr. of Oak Island
Daniel Carlton Proctor Jr. of Oak Island died January 21, 2001.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Island Presbyterian Church. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Parkton.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service Oleander Chapel.

Herbert Franklin Rogers, 88, of Southport
Herbert Franklin Rogers, 88, of Southport died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Autumn Care of Shallotte.
A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tracey McCrary officiating.
Rogers was born September 20, 1912, in Brunswick County, son of the late Harvey and Mary Anne Hankins Rogers, and attended Full Gospel House of Prayer In Jesus Name. He was a retired carpenter and brick mason.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Jones Rogers, and a grandson, Andy Rogers. Survivors include a son, Frankie Rogers and wife Lee of Southport; a daughter, Zona Sanders of Boiling Spring Lakes; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, P. O. Box 1926, Shallotte, NC 28459.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Thomas Edward Spittle Sr., 43, of Southport
Thomas Edward Spittle Sr., 43, of Southport died Friday, January 26, 2001, at his residence.
The family received friends on January 27 at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home and Mr. Spittle was later cremated.
Spittle was predeceased by his parents, Ernest Edward Spittle and Catherine Marie Spittle, both of Flagler Beach, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hults Spittle of Southport, and a son, Thomas Spittle of the home. Other survivors in-clude brothers, Butch of Hickory and Steve of San Mateo, Fla.; sisters, Debbie of Fredericksburg, Va., and Donna of Virginia; a nephew and a niece.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Thomas Edward Blackwell, former resident
Thomas Edward Blackwell, 87, formerly of Boiling Spring Lakes, died February 9, 2001, at Fifth Avenue Health Care in Rome, Ga.
He was the widower of Virginia (Ginny) McGaha Blackwell, who preceded him in death on December 11, 2000. They were married for 67 years.
Blackwell was a World War II veteran and retired from the U. S. Navy in 1962. He retired from a second career as regional sales manager with Sylvania Electro-nics before moving to Boiling Spring Lakes. He was an active member of the community for over 20 years and a member of the volunteer fire department. He served as president of the Men's Golf Association at Fox Squirrel Country Club. Blackwell was a Mason, HAM radio operator and an avid golfer.
He was born and reared in Tryon. He will be buried in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D. C., with military honors.
He is survived by his daughters, Carole Merriam and husband Bob of Charlotte, Deb Ledbetter and husband Terry of Rome, Ga., Lynn Story and husband Winn of Flowery Branch, Ga.; son, Thomas Blackwell II and wife Terry of Lithonia, Ga.; grandchildren Janet Friend, Christy Kendrick, Shelley Womack, Bobby Merriam, Ashley Ledbetter, David Carver, Jenny Blackwell and Tommy Blackwell; four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Calhoun, 1195 Curtis Parkway, Calhoun, GA 30701.

Virginia Etheridge Benner of Washington
Mrs. Virginia Etheridge Benner, 95, of Washington, most recently a resident at Britthaven of Washington, died in Beaufort County Hospital on February 8, 2001.
Funeral services were held Saturday at First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Billy Olsen. Burial was in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Benner was born in Norfolk, Va., on October 27, 1905, the daughter of the late Clyde and Letitia Craig Etheridge. She was educated in the Norfolk schools and was a graduate of Norfolk High School and later the Norfolk Business College. She was married in 1924 to John Samuel Benner, who preceded her in death in 1968. Mr. Benner was an attorney and the business manager of the old Tayloe Hospital.
Mrs. Benner was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Women's Circles of the Church. She was a charter member and the last 50-year member of Washington Chapter #7 Order of the Eastern Star, and had been awarded the first life membership of the local chapter.
Her son, Clyde H. Benner and his wife of Oak Island, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive her. A son, Col. John S. Benner Jr., preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions should be directed to First United Methodist Church, 304 West 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889.
A service of Paul Funeral Home of Washington.

Dr. Jack Bernard Perkins, 72, of Wilmington 
Dr. Jack Bernard Perkins of Wilmington died at Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital on February 5, 2001.
A native of Wilmington, Perkins was born February 2, 1929, the son of the late Lela Meredith and William Fate Perkins. He was a summa cum laude graduate of Randolph Macon College and subsequently served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps. He then attended and was graduated from Bowman Gray Medical College in 1957. Following five years of general practice in Southport, Perkins completed an anesthesia residency at Emory University in Atlanta, remaining and practicing there until 1970 when he joined Dekalb Anesthesia Associates. He retired in 1989.
Perkins was a self-taught musician who learned to play several instruments including the trumpet, piano and organ. 
He was predeceased by a sister, Meredith Van Dyke Good. Survivors include two brothers, W. Harold Perkins of Orlando, Fla., and George W. Perkins and wife Louise of Wilmington; six nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held in Atlanta on Friday with Dr. Robert W. Gray officiating. Interment was conducted by the Rev. John Misenheimer at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington on Saturday.
Those desiring to do so may make contributions to Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; or DeKalb Medical Center Foundation, 2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033.

Cindy Ann Dawkins, 40, of Bolivia
Cindy Ann Dawkins, 40, of Bolivia died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at her residence.
She was born November 21, 1960, in Meridian, Miss. She was the daughter of the late Sherman Ogle and Joann Bell.
Survivors include her husband, James Rory Dawkins ,and two sons, James Rory Dawkins Jr. and William Gaines Dawkins.
Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Sunset Harbor on Thursday, February 15, at 5 p.m. Visitation will be held after the service.
East Coast Cremation and Funeral Service, Sunset Beach, is in charge of the service.


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