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Samuel D. Sholar, 64, of Southport 
Samuel D. Sholar, 64, of Southport died Sunday, December 3, 2000, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.
He was born October 22, 1936, in Pin Hook, son of the late Herbert Jerome and Mary McKoy Hulbert Sholar, and was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Sholar.
Sholar served in the U. S. Air Force from 1954 to 1962 with the rank of E-5.
Surviving are his friend, Doris Carter of the home; two sons, Elwood Sholar of Wilmington and Wayne Sholar of Rocky Point; three daughters, Connie L. Furches of Wilmington; Sandra Palmer of Buckhead, Ga., and Elva Jane Nigoche of Chadbourn; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Roach of Leland, Lois Smith of Jacksonville and Brenda Hulbert of Clinton.
Funeral services were held Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, Wilmington.

Floyd Ray Coburn, 74, of Hanahan, S. C. 
Lt. Cmdr. Floyd Ray Coburn, USN Ret., 74, of Hanahan, S. C., died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday in Highland Park Baptist Church. Burial with military honors followed in Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort.
Born October 28, 1926, in Martin County, he was a son of Joseph Griffin Coburn and Lela Ada Williams Coburn. Coburn retired from the U. S. Navy and later from CP&L as director of quality assurance, outage and reports at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant at Southport.
He was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church and a life member of Carolina Lodge 325 A.M. & F.M. He was a member of the U. S. Submarine Veterans of World War II and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Professional associations included Professional Quality Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the N. C. Society of Engineers.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Poole Coburn of the home; three children, Tony Ray Coburn of Hendersonville, Rebecca Gail Coburn-Jones of Seattle, Wash., and Gary Wayne Coburn of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 6211 Murray Drive, Hanahan, SC 29406 or Lutheran Hospice, 753 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, North Charleston, S. C. 

Michael Coleman, 50, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Michael Thorsen Coleman, 50, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Saturday, December 2, 2000, at his home.
Coleman grew up in Long Beach. He was a 1968 graduate of Southport High School and a 1973 graduate of UNC-Wilmington where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He had been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 13 years and was a construction engineer for Century 3 Inc. He was preceded in death by his father, O. G. (Nick) Coleman.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Mangum Coleman of the home; a daughter, Heather Coleman Hicks and husband Russell of Rocky Point; a son, Christopher Grant Coleman and wife Tracy of Ten Mile, Tenn,; his mother, Mary Thorsen Coleman of Wilmington; sisters, Cheryll Grant Coleman of Southport and Deborah Coleman Stephenson and husband Oscar of Fuquay-Varina; grandmother Eloise Coleman of Wilmington; granddaughter, Madison Kenan Barnes Hicks; four nephews and one niece.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 15, at Southport Presbyerian Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Childs officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 519 East Fourth Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Inez C. Blair, 78, of Southport 
Inez C. Blair, 78, of Southport died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center.
The funeral was held Friday at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City, conducted by the Rev. Warren Owens. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Miss Blair was a native of Chatham County, a member of West End United Methodist Church and secretary of the Sunday school. She was owner-operator of Chatham Coffee Shop and retired from A. J. Schneierson & Sons.
Surviving are sisters Frances B. Pickett and husband Albert of Siler City, Ruby B. Snyder and husband Bill of Oak Island and Zadie B. Myers of Greensboro; several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to West End United Methodist Church, 1104 North Chatham Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.
 
Billy Eugene Starnes, 67, of Oak Island 
Billy Eugene Starnes, 67, of Oak Island died Saturday, December 9, 2000, at his home.
Starnes was born August 9, 1933, in Cabarrus County to the late William Correll Starnes and Ollie Montgomery Starnes. He retired from AT&T in 1991 and moved to Long Beach from Kannapolis. He was a member of Midway United Methodist Church, Kannapolis. He was active in the local Moose Lodge, where he was past governor and treasurer. He also was active in the Elks Lodge, where he was past treasurer.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys G. Starnes of the home; three sons, Scott Starnes of Salisbury, Greg Starnes of Concord and Todd Starnes of Kannapolis; two sisters, Flowe Goodman of Salisbury and Selma Wilhelm of Kannapolis; eight grandchildren.
A private service was held Tuesday at Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis, with the Rev. Billy Rintz officiating. Interment was in Carolina Memorial Park Plaza Mausoleum.
A memorial service in the Oak Island area will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725-A Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401.

William D. Walsh, 63, of St. James
William D. Walsh of St. James died Friday, December 8, 2000.
He was born in Bronx, N. Y., son of the late John and Kathryn Walsh. He was a member of the U. S. Army. He obtained his bachelor's degree at State University of New York at Brockport and a master's degree from Hofstra University, Uniondale, N. Y. He resided in Freeport, N. Y., and was an educator in the Freeport Public School System for over 30 years.
He retired to Southport and resided at St. James Plantation.
He is survived by a brother, Dr. John E. Walsh II: two sisters, Geraldine McFarland and Patricia Peters; two daughters, Margaret Frances Marshall and Kathryn Gaetana Muldowney; a son, William Daniel Walsh Jr.; and a granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Muldowney.
Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Southport, at 9 a.m. Friday.
East Coast Cremation and Funeral Services of Sunset Beach is in charge.
 
Virginia M. Blackwell, 83, former resident
Virginia M. Blackwell, 83, formerly of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Monday, December 11, 2000, at Fifth Avenue Health Care in Rome, Ga., after a long illness.
She was born January 24, 1917, in San Francisco, Calif. She was an avid golfer and bridge player and was president of the Women's Golf Association at Fox Squirrel Country Club.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Thomas E. Blackwell. Also surviving are three daughters and one son, Carole and Bob Merriam of Charlotte, Deb and Terry Ledbetter of Rome, Ga.,Lynn and Winn Story of Flowery Branch, Ga., and Terry and Thomas Blackwell of Lithonia, Ga.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild.
Following cremation, there will be a private family service before she is returned to her birthplace in California. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Virginia Garriss Love, 92, of Hot Springs, Va.
Virginia Garriss Love, 92, of Hot Springs, Va., a former resident and property owner at Bald Head Island, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs.
She was born May 20, 1909, in Conway, the daughter of the late John Paul Garriss Sr. and Molly Truitt Garriss. In 1933 she married Frank Steven Love Sr., who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Love attended North Carolina Women’s College for Business at UNC-Greensboro and took her nursing training at Jackson Hospital in 1927. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston. She traveled extensively throughout the world and the United States with the Florida Citrus Commission.
She is survived by a son, Frank Steven Love Jr. of Millboro, Va.; a daughter, Florida Love Scott of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren, Brenton Lewis Young of Shelby, Frank Kevin Young of Macon, Ga., and Rasa Love McIver of Raleigh; an adopted grandson, Jensole Fisker of Denmark; five great-grandchildren; a brother, John Paul Garriss Jr. of Conway. Another brother, Stanley Garriss, also preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be conducted from the graveside at a later date at Conway Community Cemetery in Conway.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Mrs. Love’s name be made to the Millboro Area Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 295, Millboro, Va. 24460.

Mrs. Janis Arnold Gore, 71, of Southport
Mrs. Janis Arnold Gore, 71, of Southport died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The funeral was conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Southport Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, with Dr. Jonathan Kelley and the Rev. Roger Paxton officiating. Interment followed in Northwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Billy Dosher, Richie Dosher, James H. Russ, Bill Gray, Joe Medlin and Billy Bob Hilger.
Mrs. Gore was born March 31, 1930, in Southport, a daughter of the late James Clifton and Annie Ringgold Arnold, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Letha Arnold Warth.
Survivors include her husband, Bernice Gore of the home; a son, Kenneth King and wife Milta of Kenansville; a step-son, Gehrig Spencer of Wilmington; a sister, Gilda A. Rogers of Oak Island; two grandchildren, Kristin and Margaret King; and nieces and nephews Richard Orenstein, Diane Vereen, Gina Jones, Prissy Horne, Renee' Hilger and Billy Horne.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice; or Paws Place, 3701 Boiling Spring Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461; or Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue, Airport Road, Southport, NC 28461; or to the church of the donor’s choice.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Ms. Amy Marshall Justice, 40, of Charlotte
Ms. Amy Lynn Marshall Justice, 40, of Charlotte died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at her residence.
The funeral service was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hankins & Whittington’s Dilworth Chapel with the Rev. Allen Laymon officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Ms. Justice was born July 20, 1960, in Glendale, Mo., the daughter of Roy Marshall and Mary Jane Cochran Marshall. She was a former postal clerk for the U. S. Postal Service and a massage therapist at Myers Park Country Club.
She is survived by her son, Dexter Yager III of Charlotte; her parents, Roy and Jane Marshall of Southport; sisters, Kathy Jewell and husband Frank of Oak Island and Leann Marshall of Charlotte; fiance, Monte Rosemond of Charlotte; uncle, Robert Cochran of Ashland, Oregon; nieces, Mindy Barker and Jordan Marshall of Charlotte; nephew, Scott Williams of Savannah, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Abby Marshall.
Arrangements by Hankins & Whittington, Dilworth Chapel.

Loyd Ray Brown of Garden City Beach, S.C.
Loyd Ray Brown, 44, of Garden City Beach, S. C., died Sunday, May 27, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Born October 23, 1956, in Southport, he was the son of Loyd Benton Brown and Zilphia Muncy Mobley. He was a commercial fisherman, an avid gardener and bicyclist.
Surviving in addition to his father in Southport and his mother in Garden City Beach are his brother, Jay Mobley; sisters, Renee Brown, Elaine Brown and Pam Derleth; nieces, Jennifer Reichbaum, Melissa Cartun and Stephanie Derleth.
Services will be private.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Ratcliffe, 79, of Fayetteville
Helen M. Ratcliffe, 79, of Fayetteville died at Cape Fear Medical Center on Saturday, May 26, 2001.
A graveside service was held today (Wednesday) at Lafayette Memorial Park with the Rev. William Hemingway officiating.
Survivors include three sons, David E. Ratcliffe of New York, N. Y.; Bill Ratcliffe and Michael G. Ratcliffe, both of Fayetteville; two brothers, John T. McCaskill and Glen R. McCaskill, both of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
A service of Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Bobby Edward Jones, 65, of Whiteville
Bobby Edward Jones, 65, of Shoreland Nursing Home, Whiteville, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Columbus County Hospital in Whiteville.
A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Northwood Cemetery with Sr. Betty McKendrie officiating.
Jones was born June 18, 1935, in Tabor City, son of the late Charlie T. and Myrtle Hewett Jones, and was a former resident of Chadbourn and Southport. While in Chadbourn, he attended God’s Church and while in Southport attended Midway Apostolic Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a retired cannery worker.
He was the widower of Margaret Lee Jones and is survived by three daughters, Annette Grainger of Tabor City, Dorothy Rose Whitehurst and Barbara Ann Jones; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service.

Infant Kamille Nicole Smith of Southport
Miss Kamille Nicole Smith, 5 days, of Southport died Sunday, May 27, 2001.
A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Northwood Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Webb officiating.
She was born May 22, 2001, in Wilmington, daughter of Jeffrey Smith and Roxann Callais. She is also survived by grandparents, Steve R. Smith of Boiling Spring Lakes, Annette Smith of Winnabow and Jennifer Brown of Southport; great-grandparents, Edward Marlowe of Southport, Patricia Marlowe of Oak Island and Billy F. Burton of Southport.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Mrs. Kay Burton Hayes, 67, Lakes resident
Mrs. Kay Burton Hayes, 67, of Boiling Spring Lakes died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Dosher Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lee Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Md. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lee Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hayes was born February 20, 1934, in Bluefield, W. Va., a daughter of the late William C. and Margaret Martin Burton, and moved here from Charlotte in 1993. She lived in Ft. Washington, Md., from 1960 to 1983 and was a member of Church of the Holy Communion in Washington, D.C.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Donald H. Hayes of the home; a son, Donald B. Hayes of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Terry Lynn Atkinson of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Pat Cronin of Pomona, Calif.; a grandchild, Cameron Atkinson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Paw’s Place, 3701 Boiling Spring Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

Ms. Katherine Greenwood, 55, of Oak Island
Ms. Katherine Theresa Greenwood, 55, of Oak Island died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport.
Ms. Greenwood was born January 6, 1946, to the late Dr. William A. Rose and Marion Dorothy Monahan in Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. She moved in 1995 to Oak Island, where she was a realtor with Coldwell Banker.
Ms. Greenwood was graduated from Ramona Convent of Holy Names in Alhambra, Calif., in 1963. She was a former member of the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors and a current member of the North Carolina Board of Realtors.
Survivors include her three children, Christine M. Setaro of Los Angeles, Calif., Jeffrey W. Symington of San Diego, Calif., and Frank J. Setaro II and wife Diana of Oak Island. Sisters include Patricia LeBrun of Las Vegas, Nev., and Liz Weatherwax and husband Geoff of Southport. Grandchildren include Melissa Rice, Megan Rice and Madison Katherine Setaro. Nephews include Geoffrey Weatherwax and godson Gregory Weatherwax.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 6 p.m. oceanside at 25th Place East in Oak Island with the Rev. Ray Webb officiating. This will be an informal gathering with well-wishers congregating after the service at the Tiki Hut at the small boat harbor in Southport.
In lieu of flowers, Ms. Greenwood requested that donations be made in her memory to Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461. The family also expressed gratitude to Dr. Ameen and others involved in her care.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service.

Mrs. Alice Griffin, 50, of Oak Island
Mrs. Alice Green Reynolds Griffin, 50, of Oak Island died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at First Baptist Church of Oak Island.
Mrs. Griffin was born February 2, 1951, in Vinton, Va., a daughter of the late Moroni C. and Louise Reynolds Green, and moved here in 1980 from Greensboro. She was a graduate of William Byrd High School in Vinton, Va., attended Brigham Young University and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. Griffin was a writer of children’s stories and fantasy stories.
Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Dan Griffin of the home; two step-sons, Steven Kivett of Florida and Forest Griffin of Athens, Ga.; a sister, Betty Gresham of Montvale, Va.; and one grandchild.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service.

Robert Edward Wilson Sr., 66, of Southport
Robert Edward Wilson Sr., 66, of Southport died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Dosher Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at a later date in Palmyra, N. Y.
Wilson was born January 7, 1935, in Elmira, N. Y., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wilson, and moved here from Wilmington in 1993. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and a retired automobile service technician.
Survivors include his son, Robert E. Wilson Jr. of Southport; a daughter, Gwen Elizabeth Wilson of Wilmington; a sister, Ruth Thornton of Rochester, N. Y.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the memorial service.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service.

Kenneth L. Bratt Sr., 90, of Derry, N. H.
Kenneth L. Bratt Sr., 90, of Derry, N. H., formerly of Brunswick County, died October 10, 2001, at Parkland Medical Center.
Bratt was born in Boston, Mass., son of the late Ernest C. L. and Emma F. (Linnell) Bratt. He was reared in Milton, Mass., until he joined the service in 1939. He served through World War II, being honorably discharged from the U. S. Army in 1944.
Prior to retirement, he and his wife Grace ran poultry farms in New Hampshire for 21 years. They also lived in North Carolina for 20 years and in Pennsylvania for several years before he moved to Derry a few years ago. He was a lifelong member of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division and Disabled American Veterans.
He was the husband of the late Grace (Aldrich) Bratt for 55 years, and was father of Kenneth L. Bratt Jr. of Derry, N. H., Richard F. Bratt of Mililani, Hawaii, Susan L. Smeltzer of Daytona, Fla., and the late Janice Querci. He was the brother of Audrey Nordley of Southport and Florence Fenstermacher of Melbourne, Fla.; brother-in-law of John Aldrich of Quincy, Mass.; grandfather of Ethan, Emily, Aaron and Jordan Bratt, Kevin and Katherine Grace Bratt, Gina, Edward and Michael Querci, and the late Christian and Cody Bratt; great-grandfather of Vincent, Nicholas and Tyler Querci, Derek Duchemin and the late Giana Marie Duchemin.
Funeral services were held at the Blackington, Conroy and Hayes Funeral Home on Monday, followed by interment at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Mass.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to the National WWII Veterans Memorial, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22201.

Romaine Elizabeth Pashley of Oak Island
Romaine Elizabeth Pashley of Oak Island died October 9, 2001, at Dosher Memorial Hospital.
She was born in 1905 in Carlisle, Pa., and moved to Atlantic City, N. J., where she met and married William Lowry Pashley in 1927. She was a longtime resident of Beesley’s Point, N. J., where she was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Marmora, N. J.
She is survived by her sisters, Katherine Burness of Northfield, N. J., Joy Hatfield of Myrtle Beach, S. C., and Alice Black of Carlisle, Pa.; her daughter, Florence Margaret Roberts of Oak Island; her grandchildren, Nancy Stark of Roanoke, Va., Sharon Boyle of Dumfries, Va., and Brian McKittrick of New Vernon, N. J.; and great-grandchildren Brian, Emily, Katherine, Michael, Valerie, Daniel and Andrew.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport or Hospice of Wilmington. A memorial service will be held at the Head of the River Church in Tuckahoe, N. J., in December.

Charles Henry Rogers, Southport civic leader
Funeral services for Charles Henry Rogers will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Southport, with interment following at John H. Smith Cemetery.
Rogers, the eldest son of Jesse and Lucille Brown Rogers of Southport, died Saturday, January 26, 2002. He was a member of the International Longshoreman’s Union #1838 for 45 years, a community leader and civil rights activist. He was one of the organizers of Longshoreman’s Union 1838 in 1955. He served as its first president for 18 years and president of International Longshoreman’s Union #1968 for 45 years.
He served as a member of the Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, the American Legion Bellamy-Joyner Post 213 and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In 1962, he organized the youth branch of the NAACP of Southport that helped to successfully integrate public businesses and organizations in Southport. He was instrumental in taking members of the youth branch to the 1963 March On Washington.
He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he served on the Senior Usher Board.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ludelphia Bellamy-Rogers; a daughter, Gloria Cathleen Joyner; a granddaughter, Shaunte Joyner; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Sadie Jackson of East Orange, N. J.; two foster children, Bertha Bryant Roberts and the Rev. Alcindor Hankins.
A McCoy-Greene Service.

Rupert Riley, 80, Oak Island resident
Rupert Riley, 80, of Oak Island died unexpectedly Friday, January 25, 2002, in Scottsdale, Ariz., while on vacation.
He was born July 21, 1921, in Raleigh and was a graduate of North Carolina State University. He was an Army officer during World War II and served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. He had a successful career spanning 45 years as a sales executive in the textile machinery industry. After retiring to Oak Island in 1992, he was active in local issues and causes.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Perry Riley; a daughter, Lynne R. Bowden of Boston, Mass.; a son, Andy of Charlotte; four grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Senior Citizens Center of Oak Island.
A reception celebrating his life will be held at Oak Island Recreation Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

Mrs. Grace Anderson, 80, Lakes resident
Mrs. Grace Evelyn Autry Anderson, 80, of Boiling Spring Lakes died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center.
A graveside service was conducted Friday at Wilmington National Cemetery with the Rev. Jeffrey Johnson officiating.
Mrs. Anderson was born June 19, 1921, in Wilmington, daughter of the late George and Rebecca Smith Autry, and was a lifelong resident of Southport. She was retired child support enforcement agent with Brunswick County, a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of VFW Auxiliary, a life member of DAV Auxiliary, a member of Southport Baptist Church and attended William & Mary College.
She was the widow of Cecil M. Anderson and also was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Cummings.
Survivors include a son, William David Anderson and wife Iris of DeLand, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Anderson Cummings and husband Dale of Boiling Spring Lakes; a brother, Clifton Boyce Spencer and wife Deloris of Southport; four grandchildren, Natalie Marie, Tara Grace, Brittany Faith and Rebecca Michelle; and a great-granddaughter, Myla Annette.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral and Cremation Service.

Vivian Victoria McCulloch service held
Mrs. Vivian Victoria McCulloch, 68, of North Myrtle Beach, S. C., died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach.
The funeral mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Czenstochowa Catholic Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., with interment following in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. McCulloch was born April 20, 1933, in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Charles and Angela Menza Morano, and moved to North Myrtle Beach in 1993. She was a retired computer typesetter, a member of Carolina Italian American Organization (CIAO), and was a former parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Brooklyn.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, George McCulloch of the home; a daughter, Angela McCulloch of Coral. Springs, Fla.; two sons, William McCulloch and wife Elizabeth of Howell, N. J., and Robert McCulloch and wife Mary of Boiling Spring Lakes; four grandchildren, Christi Ann and Jon Michael McCulloch and Richard and Matthew Pawlewicz.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral and Cremation Service.

William Rhydell Sellers, 78, of Live Oak, Fla.
William Rhydell Sellers, 78, died Monday, January 28, 2002, at his home in Live Oak, Fla.
Sellers was born June 2, 1923, in Southport. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was employed by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in Wilmington. He transferred to Jacksonville, Fla., in 1960 and retired from CSX in 1983. 
Family members include his wife of 56 years, Ruby; a son, William Rhydell Sellers Jr. and wife Roberta; two daughters, Linda Dougherty and Susan Fisher and husband Ron; two sisters, Susan Carson of Southport and Thelma Dunn of Boiling Spring Lakes; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
His life will be celebrated with Mass on Friday at 11 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Live Oak, Fla. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Mortgage Fund or Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live Oak is in charge of all arrangements.

Berris Jr. Duncan, 70, of Southport 
Berris Jr. Duncan, 70, of Southport died Sunday, January 27, 2002, at his residence.
The graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Northwood Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Adkisson officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Ken Conley, Dowan Matthews, Lou Troegner, Jimmy Evans, Jim Altman and Bill Ross.
Duncan was born September 30, 1931, in Loris, S. C., a son of the late Luther and Hannah Stalvey Duncan, and moved to Southport from Hartsville, S. C., 31 years ago. He lived most of his married life in High Point and in 1985 opened INA Oil Company in Southport, which he operated until retirement in 1995. He was a member of Oak Island Moose Lodge and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Wayne Duncan, and is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ina Morris Duncan of the home; a son, Barry Duncan of St. John, U. S. Virgin Islands; four daughters, Janice Duncan Thompson of Oak Island, Carol Duncan Isenberg of Southport, Patty Duncan of Jupiter, Fla., and Sandra Duncan Padgett of Southport; two brothers, Ivey C. Duncan of Leland and Warren Duncan of Lexington; three sisters, Geneva Cannon of Renick, W. Va., Juanita Strickland of Fair Bluff and Alice Duncan of Tabor City; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, P. O. Box 876, Shallotte, NC 28459.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral and Cremation Service.

W. Carl McSwain, 93, of Thomasville
W. Carl McSwain, 93, of Thomasville died Sunday, January 27, 2001, at Thomasville Medical Center.
He was born in Norwood to the late Joe Hamilton and Mamie Thompson McSwain and had lived in Thomasville for over 70 years. He was retired from the procurement department of Thomasville Furniture Industries. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville.
He was preceded in death last February by his wife, Ruth Everhart McSwain, to whom he was married for nearly 70 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bett McSwain Rogers of Oak Island; a son, Larry McSwain of High Point; a sister, Miss Aileen McSwain of Albemarle; one grandson.
Graveside funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Hann officiating.
The family requests that memorials be made in honor of Mr. McSwain to First Presbyterian Church, 21 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC 27360.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Loftus, 91, of Southport
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Loftus, 91, of Southport died Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at Ocean Trail Nursing Center.
A memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Peacock-Newnam Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Pendergraft officiating.
Mrs. Loftus was born January 8, 1910, in Olean, N. Y., daughter of the late Ellery and Eva Turner Lathrop, and moved to Southport in 1994. Mrs. Loftus, a Methodist, was a former member of the garden club and woman’s club, both of Lakewood, N. Y., and was a longtime volunteer at the W.C.A. Hospital in Jamestown, N. Y. Mrs. Loftus was predeceased by her husband, Edward P. Loftus.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Loftus Campbell of Southport and Carol Ann Kane of Derry, N. H.; a son, William E. Loftus of Jamestown, N. Y. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Capital Campaign, 311 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral and Cremation Service.

Mrs. Lucille R. Mauney, 82, of Fayetteville
Lucille Richardson Mauney, 82, of Fayetteville died Monday, December 24, 2001, at Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville.
A memorial service was held Friday at Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Born in Sampson County to the late Oscar S. and Nolia Autry Richardson, she was the wife of the late Lee Mauney, and worked at Collins Department Store in Aberdeen. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville.
She is survived by sons Charles Mauney and Daniel Mauney, both of Fayetteville, and Gary Mauney of Hartsville, S. C.; brothers Oscar S. Richardson Jr. of Jackson Springs, Gordon Richardson of Carthage, the Rev. Leland Richardson of Mocksville and Bill Richardson of Southport; a sister, Eva R. Kelly of Mocksville; three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 5, Jackson Springs, NC 27281.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Seven Lakes in charge of arrangements.

Guy McNeill Jr., 58, of West End
Guy McNeill Jr., 58, of West End died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at his home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at West End Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryson Bigsby and the Rev. Robbie Gibson officiating. Burial followed in West End Cemetery.
Born in Montgomery County, he was graduated from West End High School and retired from Diamondhead Corp. of Pinehurst. He was a member of the North Carolina 252nd Armored Division, Company C , National Guard in Southern Pines.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie Garrison McNeill; a son, Monty G. McNeill of Wilmington; a daughter, Crystal C. McNeill of Southport; his mother, Virgie Mae McNeill of Asheboro; a brother, Bobby A. McNeill of Charlotte; a sister, Peggy McNeill Roller of Castle Hayne; his maternal grandmother, Minnie Campbell Saunders of West End; two step-sons, Darrell K. Mabe of Rockingham and Rodney D. Mabe of Jackson Springs; a step-daughter, Wendy Ann Ivey of Southport.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Seven Lakes.

Mrs. Louise S. Dawley of Oak Island
Mrs. Louise S. Dawley of Oak Island died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington.
A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at Peacock-Newnam Chapel.
Mrs. Dawley was born in Roanoke, Va., daughter of the late Alphonse and Tina Mae Huntsinger Stultz. After marrying her husband, Earl Dawley, she moved about the country and visited various parts of the world, finally moving to Oak Island. One of her passions was her flower garden. She was a former member of Peace Haven Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and was a volunteer with the Winston-Salem Humane Society.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Dawley, of the home; two sons, Thomas Earl Dawley and wife Melissa of Liberty and Thomas Gardner of Westminster, Colo.; two sisters, Inez Hunt and husband Claude of High Point and Hazel Yurich and husband Joe of Eden; two grandchildren, Brandon and Brittney Dawley, both of Liberty. She was preceded in death by a sister, Georgia Mae Tuttle.
In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.

Joyce Champion Bowen of Oak Island
Joyce Champion Bowen of Oak Island died Monday, December 31, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Oak Island today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Northwood Cemetery in Southport. The Rev. Jack Hancox and pastor Charles Carter will officiate. Pallbearers will be David Champion, Ernie Champion, Monty Champion, Mickey Champion, Kendall Jones and David Lloyd. Honorary pallbearers are Ralph Sealey, Harold Bridges and Myles Bridges. 
Mrs. Bowen and her husband Jim made Oak Island their home 45 years ago, and were charter members of First Baptist Church of Oak Island.
She is survived by her children, Beverly and husband Byron B. Bey of Oak Island, P. Rex Bowen of Hood River, Oregon, Jeffrey K. Bowen of Wilmington and Dawn and husband Neil A. Worden Jr. of Boiling Spring Lakes; her grandchildren, Trevor and Tara Worden; her mother, Ruth S. Champion; her brother, Jimmy R. Champion. She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Bowen; her father, Eber L. Champion; a brother, Lamar G. Champion; a sister, Nancy Champion.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Joyce C. Bowen to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725-A Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Gideons International, 209 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory, Supply Chapel.

Eugene Louis Fuss, 78, of Bolivia
Eugene Louis Fuss, 78, of Bolivia died Monday, December 31, 2001, at Dosher Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be at a later date at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N. Y.
Fuss was born August 17, 1923, in St. Albans, N. Y., son of the late Eugene and Mary Fuss, and moved to Bald Head Island from Minneapolis, Minn., in 1985. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Columbia University. For many years he worked as an electrical engineer with A.D.T. Security Systems in New York City and retired from Honeywell Corporation in Minneapolis.
An avid fisherman, he was a former member of the Bald Head Island Volunteer Fire Department and was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Reid Fuss of the home; a son, Eugene L. Fuss II of Plum City, Wisc.; a grandson, Jaime Fuss.
The family will receive friends at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Anerican Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral and Cremation Service.


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