Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Baldwin, Tyrone
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Baldwin, Tyrone, 26, of 1789 Millie-Christine Road, Whiteville, died Saturday at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, Whiteville.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Bordeaux, Ruth Irene, of Delco died Monday. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Brown, Cornelius Sinton, 87, of 5088 Little Prong Road, Ash, died Friday at Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Prong Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Drew, Harold L., 73, of 6195 Honeyhill Road, Hallsboro, died Saturday at Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Columbus Memorial Park. Peacock's Chapel in the Pines, Whiteville.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Faison, Henry, of Florida, formerly of Duplin County, died Saturday. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Warsaw.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Ginter, Pearl, 61, of Whiteville died Sunday at Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Inman Funeral Home Chapel, Tabor City. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, Chadbourn.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Goodman, Essie Mae, of 706 S. 13th St. died Monday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Gray, Eunice Blanton, died Saturday at home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Heaton, Don Carlos, 73, of 6 Kingsbury Road, Greenville, S.C., died Friday at home. The funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, Greenville, S.C. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Jennings, Rose Lee, of St. Albans, N.Y., formerly of Johnston County, died Friday. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Warsaw.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Kacpura, Henry S. (Hank), 73, of Harbor Drive, Calabash, died Monday. Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Lanier, David, of Hampstead died Saturday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Hampstead Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sea Lawn Memorial Park. Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Lennon, Charles Hubert Jr., 84, of 6820 Old Highway 74, Evergreen, died Saturday at Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, Whiteville.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Rogers, Charity, 97, of Clarkton died Sunday at Bladen County Hospital, Elizabethtown. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, Whiteville.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Sampson, Otis Alwyn Jr., died Monday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Small, Rev. Edward Telfair, 98, of Burgaw, formerly of Wilmington, died Friday at Pender Memorial Hospital, Burgaw. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Burgaw Cemetery. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Soles, Charlene O., of 156 Old Fayetteville Road died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Meares Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Spencer, Melvin, 70, of 128 James Spencer Lane, Wallace, died Sunday at Pender Memorial Hospital, Burgaw. Arrangements will be announced by Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rose Hill.
[Published October 5, 1999}

Ward, the Rev. Charles E., 59, of 434 Shepard Road, Hampstead, died Oct. 2 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.
[Published October 5, 1999}

JAMES FRANK RIGBY
James F. Rigby died on September 30, 1999, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 29, 1934. He served four years in the Air Force during the Korean War, graduated from the Naval War College in 1975, and continued to serve his country working with the National Security Agency for thirty-eight years. Living in Annapolis, Maryland, for many years, he developed a lifelong love of sailing, both cruising and racing, and devotedly maintained a series of wooden sailboats. After completing his last assignment in Hawaii, he retired in Wilmington, N.C., where he earned his captain's license, volunteered in the Power Squadron and later with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was named Auxiliarist of the Year in 1999.
Jim was a loving husband, father and friend and had a deep compassion for those in need. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; a son, Vincent D'Onofrio of Santa Rosa, California and wife Elaine; daughters, Elizabeth D'Onofrio of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Barbara D'Onofrio and son Max of Ithaca, New York; two sisters, Joyce McGinn of Hewlett, New York, and Doris Horton of Wilmington, Vermont; and numerous wonderful nieces and nephews.
A mass of resurrection will be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church on Eastwood Road at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 1999. A burial at sea will be conducted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would honor his memory.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

HERMAN H. BROCK
ROEBUCK, S.C. - Herman Hugh Brock, 67, of 300 Brice Road in Roebuck, died October 4, 1999 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg County and formerly of Wilmington, NC, he moved back to Spartanburg in 1975. He was the son of the late James Walter and Johnnie Lois Bullman Brock. He was a 1950 graduate of Roebuck High School and attended Spartanburg Methodist College. He was owner and operator of Sure Security Systems and Sure Satellite Company. He was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC where he was a teacher at the Wilmington Boys Club and attended Bethlehem Baptist Church of Roebuck. He was an amateur radio operator and was one of the founding members of the Amateur Radio FM Repeater Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Melton Brock of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Hugh Brock and Wendy Genoble Brock of Roebuck; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan Brock McCaskill and Carl E. McCaskill of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Harold G. Brock of Spartanburg; five grandchildren, Trey Mc|Caskill and Amanda McCaskill of Charlotte, Amber Brock, Elizabeth Brock and Jamie Brock, all of Spartanburg.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at Bethlehem Baptist Church con|duct|ed by the Rev. James Oliver. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Family Life Center Building Fund of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Box 229, Roebuck, SC 29376.
The family is at the home.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel.

MRS. GLADYS STEVENS JOHNSON
SOUTHPORT - Mrs. Gladys Stevens Johnson, 78, of 1773 East Moore Street, died Monday, October 4, 1999 at her residence.
The funeral will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with Rev. P.D. Mid|gett officiating. Interment will follow in Northwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born September 19, 1921 in Wilmington, a daughter of the late Fred and Marge Rivenbark Stevens and moved here in 1949 from Willard. She was a member of the Sunday School at Trinity United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley N. Johnson, a daughter, Joan P. Dosher, a grandson, Daniel P. Wolfe, 3 brothers, and a sister. Survivors include 5 sons, Woodrow Piner Jr. of Piedmont, S.C., Steven E. Piner of Corpus Christi, Texas, Wesley C. Johnson of Southport, David A. Johnson of Bolivia, and James L. Johnson of Southport; 2 daughters, Margi P. Wolfe of Sanford and Marilyn J. Gaines of Wilmington; 2 sisters, Annie S. Malpass of Burgaw and Catharine S. Heath of Willard; 20 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight. At other times the family will make headquarters at the home of Wesley C. Johnson, 1753 East Moore Street, Southport, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725-A Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Southport Rescue Squad.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home, Southport.

LUCY TAYLOR WOODS
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Memorial service for Lucy Taylor Woods, 61, formerly of Wilmington, NC, were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Oleander Gardens, Wilmington, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 7275, Columbia, SC 29202-9649. The family will be at the residence Monday 1-3 p.m.
Mrs. Woods died Sunday, October 3, 1999. Born in Wilmington, NC, she was a daughter of Atlanta King Taylor and the late Wilbur Jennings Taylor Sr. She was employed with Forest Lake Fabrics. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Manning and Bay Blossom Garden Club.
Surviving are her husband, William Hagood Woods III of Columbia; son, David Ashley Woods of Rock Hill, daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Hart of Columbia; her mother of Wilmington, NC; brothers, Luther Hill Taylor; Wilbur Jennings Taylor Jr., both of Wilmington, NC and Winston Cordell Taylor of Spartanburg; sisters, Nell T. Teachey of Wilmington, NC, Joyce Elaine Easte; and Patricia T. Lindsey, both of Wrightsville Beach, NC and Grace T. Swain of Wilmington, NC; and grandchildren, Reece Olivia Woods and Jennings Phillips Woods.

MRS. ELIZABETH OPHELIA McLEAN PENCE
BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. - Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Ophelia McLean Pence, 78, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Tatum Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marlboro County, PO Box 474, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or the Alzheimer Foundation, PO Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202. Visitation is at the home, 2001 Academy Road. Whitner-Evans Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. Pence died Sunday. Born in Orangeburg County, she was a daughter of the late James Lennon and Sophronia Hartzog McLean. She was a graduate of Coker College and served on the Board of Visitors. She was an active member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames 17th Century. Mrs. Pence gave of her time and was instrumental with her husband, the late Lawrence Edmond Pence, in founding and maintaining Marlboro Academy for over 20 years. She was a member and former Sunday School teacher at the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Stephen Maurice Pence of Laurinburg, and brothers, Norman McBride McLean and James Lennon McLean Jr., both of Orangeburg.
Whitner-Evans Funeral Home, Bennettsville, S.C.

MRS. MATTIE RUTH GURGANIOUS BLACKBURN
BURGAW - Mattie Ruth Gurganious Blackburn, 75, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at Woodbury Wellness Center.
Mrs. Blackburn was born June 10, 1924, in Vance County and was the daughter of the late Winston A. and Vancey Norris Gurganious. She was predeceased by her husband, Millard Blackburn.
Surviving are her daughter, Vancey B. West of Terrant, AL; step children, May Spells of Smithfield, Clayton Blackburn and Peggy Paul both of Clayton, Claralee Smith and Sarah Aaron both of Raleigh; seventeen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, William Gurganious of Currie, Franklin Gurganious of Watha, and Edward Gurganious of Rocky Point; and sisters, Ruby Johnson of Watha, Erma Fender of Suffolk, VA; Nettie Spear of Castle Hayne, Nina Lee, Hildra Smith and Vancey Ezlane Dyson all of Wilmington.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Merrell McKoy Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in Gurganious Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.

Barnett, Rosa Lee, of 123 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland, died Wednesday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Cape Fear Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial will be in Grainger Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Clayton, Eveliner Holmes, 90, of Mooretown Road, Rocky Point, died Saturday at Huntington Health Care Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah AME Church. Burial will be in the Bush Cemetery, Rocky Point. Dunn Funeral Home.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Cullins, Mary Elizabeth Skipper, of 8846 King Road, N.E., Leland, died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at PFWB Church, Delco. Burial will be in the Delco Cemetery. Coble Ward-Smith.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Doyle, Charles, died Friday at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation Center. Mass will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Therese Catholic Church, Wrightsville Beach. Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Ford, Lydianna L., 75, of Whiteville died Friday at Columbus County Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Smith's Funeral Home, Whiteville.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Graham, Lucille Milton, of 211 McRae St., formerly of 1801 Ann St., died Thursday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Mount Zion AME Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Jordan Funeral Home.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Herring, Edward, 78, of 4 Pearl Court, Castle Hayne, formerly of Burgaw, died Saturday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Dunn Funeral Home.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Herring, Raymond Otto Sr., of 601 N. Wright St., Burgaw, died Friday at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Macedonia AME Church. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Burgaw. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.
[Published August 14, 2000]

House, Mary Odessa, 86, of Warsaw, died Sunday at Southwood Nursing Home, Clinton. The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Devotional Gardens.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Keith, Livingston "Pony Boy," 72, of the Canetuck Community, Currie, died Friday at Huntington Health Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Love, Jimmy, formerly of Julia Love Road, Wallace, died Thursday in Washington, D.C. Arrangements will be announced by Matthews Funeral Service, Wallace.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Mason, Janet "Mabel"., of 3628 Masonboro Loop Road died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Masonboro Sound Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Matthews, Ledus Davis, 74, died Saturday at Bladen County Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kinlaw Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wrench Cemetery.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Ramsey, Evelyn Dudte, 91, died Saturday at Columbus County Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by East Coast Cremation and Funeral Services.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Smith, Frances S., 72, of Brick|land|ing Road, Shallotte, died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Tompkins, Alma Howard, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., died Saturday. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
[Published August 14, 2000]

Whaley, Greta Raynor, 66, of 3277 S. N.C. 11, Teachey, died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Padgett Funeral Home.
[Published August 14, 2000]

COL. FRED HARGETT SMITH, JR. (USAF, RETIRED)
Col. Fred Hargett Smith, Jr. (USAF, Ret.), born June 25, 1921 in Wilmington, NC, the son of Lucy Catherine Pearson Smith and Fred Hargett Smith, passed away gracefully on August 10, 2000 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Col. Smith, a child of the Great Depression, graduated in 1938 from New Hanover High School, attended Florida State University and UNC Wilmington, graduated with honors from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and served with distinction in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1974, after thirty years of service. Col. Smith was a World War II veteran with the 840th Aviation Engineers. Col. Smith received many awards and service medals for outstanding performance of duty in the military, including The Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct and performance as Director of Deployment of the Minuteman, Space and Missile System. He was the first in the USAF to receive the Master Missileman Award.
In the 1980's Col. Smith helped develop, and was the first administrator for, the Southeastern Dialysis Center, the first kidney dialysis treatment center in Southeastern North Carolina, founded by Doctors Nixon and Olmhurst. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, where he served as deacon, started singing in the choir as a teen-ager, and met his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Nell Herring Smith, who also sang in the choir. He was an avid golfer and member of Cape Fear Country Club, and a former Rotarian.
Fred's wit, his outspoken opinions on just about any and every issue of society, his never-ending thirst for knowledge, and his intolerance of ignorance will be missed by the many who knew him, loved him, and dared to debate him.
Col. Smith, also known affectionately as "Fred", "Colonel", "Dad". and "Grandad", is survived by his loving wife, Nell; sons, Michael Lane Smith and wife Jeanette, David Fredric Smith and wife Mollene, all of Wilmington, Randolph Nelson Smith and wife Roberta, and Stephen Franklin Smith and Elizabeth Harrington of Fairfax, VA; his brother, Edward Sloan Smith and wife Elnora of Wilmington; and a sister, Catherine Smith Mitchell and husband Terry of Kelly, NC. Fred and Nell have twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; his dear Aunt Polly Pearson; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2000 at First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC, by The Rev. Gary Waller. Interment will follow at a later date.
The family will. receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, and other times at the home. Also, a wake will be held for family and friends at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cape Fear Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Dept. of First Presbyterian Church, 123 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, or the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium Fund, 123 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
[Published August 14, 2000]

JOY ABERNETHY METTS
Joy Abernethy Metts of Hampstead, NC, age 78, died Thursday, August 10, 2000 at Britthaven of NorthChase.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church by the Rev: Robert Morrison. Interment will follow in St. John's Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 2011 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28403.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
[Published August 14, 2000]

LEVI 'LEE' MOTE
Levi "Lee" Mote of 25255 East Andrew Jackson Hwy. Delco, NC died Saturday, August 12, 2000 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Willard, NC on September 22,1937, the son of the late James and Effie Blanton Mote and was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Marie Mote; also a sister, Janice Williams; and two brothers, Currie Lee Mote and David Mote.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Mote of the home; seven children, Ricky Lee Mote of Senca, SC., Tony Glenn Mote of Walhalla, SC, Tina Mote, Dale Levi Mote, Christina M. Mote, Cecilia Lowery and Crystal McFann all of Delco, NC; twelve grandchildren; three brothers, Jady Mote of Wallace, NC, Ray Mote and William Mote both of Siler City, NC; three sisters, Sula Taylor of Siler City, NC, Katie Mote of Lexington, NC and Louvania Charles of Lake Waccamaw, NC.
Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 3 p.m. in Delco Cemetery, NC, by Rev. Priscilla Jacobs.
Mr. Mote will lie in state at his home, where the family will receive friends.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
[Published August 14, 2000]

MR. ROY LEE FLOWERS, SR.
Mr. Roy Lee Flowers, Sr. of 2881 Greenhill Road, Leland, NC., died Friday, August 11, 2000 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Flowers was born April 10, 1945, in Brunswick County, NC, the son of the late James Wilber and Louise Bigford Flowers.
Survivors include his children, James Flowers and Roy Lee Flowers, Jr. both of Leland, NC; one brother, William Dale Flowers of Leland, NC; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in Town Creek Baptist Church, Leland, NC, with Reverend V. C. Potter, Sr. Interment will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery, Leland, NC.
Casketbearers will be Andrew Stewart King, Donald Caison, Gary Newman, Amos Jordan, Berwin Mercer and Dennis Langley.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel and at other times at his brother's home, 5359 Maultsby Road, Leland, NC.
A Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 910-791-4444.
[Published August 14, 2000]


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