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Friday, June 16, 2000

   Brooks, Jordan Lee "Coco," 66, of 240 Cypress Ave., Bolton, died Monday at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Walter's Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Restwell Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Dees, William Thomas (Tom) Sr., 68, of Oak Island died Wednesday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Kannaday's Funeral Home, Latta, S.C. Burial will be in Drake-Dudley Cemetery, Blenheim, S.C. 
   
   Felder, Juanita Murphy, of New Jersey, formerly of Wallace, died Friday in New Jersey. The funeral will be at noon today in Peter's Tabernacle Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Murphy Cemetery. Matthews Funeral Service, Wallace. 
   
   Futreal, Beulah Creech, 86, of Wallace died Friday in Glencare of Warsaw. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Hemingway, Yusuf LaPaige, 22, of Tabor City died Sunday at Loris Community Hospital, Loris, S.C. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at South Columbus High School. Burial will be in the Columbus County Singing Union Cemetery. Westside Funeral Home, Tabor City. 
   
   Hughes, Mildred Jones, died May 9 at Cypress Pointe. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at 2314 W. Lake Shore Drive. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Karpinsky, Peggy Kennedy, of 1523 Lanvale Road, Leland, died Tuesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. 
   
   Lewis, Berkie Lee, 52, of Plainfield, N.J., formerly of the West Pender community, Burgaw, died Wednesday at Muhlenberg Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. Burial will be in Lewis Family Cemetery. 
   
   Owens, George W., of Surfside Beach, S.C. and Holden Beach died Wednesday at Surfside Beach. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 
   
   Pellom, Bessie, of 2110 Cedar Hill Road, Leland, formerly of Solomon Towers, died Sunday at Britthaven of Wrightsville Beach. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church. Burial will be in Dark Branch Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Rivenbark, Verna Brown, 70, of 216 Rockfish Court Apartments, Wallace died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery. Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. 
   
   Smith, Oleta R., of Virginia Beach, Va. and Wilmington died Monday in Virginia Beach. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   
   Spaulding, Clinton, 47, of 171 Farmers Union Road, Clarkton, died Tuesday at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rehobeth AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Mitchell Field Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Teachey, Patricia Ann Ives, 62, of 911 N. Railroad St., Wallace died Tuesday at home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church. Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. 
   
   MR. HERMAN FRANKLIN HORRELL 
   IVANHOE - Herman Franklin Horrell, age 84, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his residence. 
   Mr. Horrell was born January 29, 1916, in Bladen County and was the son of the late Hayes Quincy and Minnie Sherman Horrell. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Graham Johnson. 
   He was a member of Haw Bluff Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for thirty years. 
   Surviving are his wife of sixty-three years, Bessie Henry Horrell of the home; children, Joyce Wommack and husband Rick, of Wilmington, Linda H. Johnson of Hope Mills, Dwight Horrell and wife Jan, and Dale Horrell and wife Tonya, all of Ivanhoe; grandchildren, Chris Johnson, Lynette Hodges, Amy Pridgen, Joy Horrell, Lee Horrell, Destiny Horrell, Brittany Colone and Lynn Wommack; and five great-grandchildren. 
   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Haw Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Compton and the Rev. Melvin Hall officiating. 
   Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   Memorial gifts may be given to Haw Bluff Baptist Church for the Herman Horrell Memorial Fund, c/o Diane Norris, 24276 NC Hwy 210 E, Kelly, NC 28448. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   MARY JOELLYN WHITLOCK 
   Mary JoEllyn Whitlock of Hampstead, NC died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at her residence. 
   She was born August 27, 1941, in Washington D.C., daughter of the late William and Marie A. Crowley O'Brien. 
   Surviving are her husband, Edward E. Whitlock of the home; three children, Shawn Mesa and wife Stacey of Gathersburg, MD, Kevin Mesa and wife Leslie of Hubert, NC, and Caroline Miller and husband Lyle of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, EÝJ Miller, Meranda Miller, Ariel Mesa, Drew Mesa; and good friends, Tony and Debbie Musolino. 
   A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church by Rev. Terry Collins. 
   Memorials may be made to NHRMC Foundation in memory of Mary Whitlock, 2250 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel. 
   
   GENEVA MAST REECE 
   Geneva Mast Reece of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. 
   She was born October 23, 1921, in Watauga County, NC, daughter of the late Clyde and Jenny Bingham Mast. 
   Surviving are her husband, Hugh W. Reece of the home; a son, Hugh William Reece Jr. of Seattle, WA; one daughter, Peggy Reece Martin of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren, Julia Reece, Thomas Reece, Michelle Smith, Monique Martin, Brian Martin; one great-grandson, Timothy J. Scott; and two sisters, Mildred Farthing of Vilac, NC, and Carleen Danner of Vero Beach, FL. 
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Hampton Funeral Service Chapel, Boone, NC. Interment will follow in the Mast Family Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Hampton Funeral Service. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   SAMUEL ASHE FLINT SR. 
   Samuel Ashe Flint Sr. died Tuesday, June 13, 2000. 
   He was born in Raleigh, N.C. June 12,1914, son of the late George Barstow Flint and Elizabeth Emerson Ashe Flint. He was a direct descendant of John Baptista Ashe and Elizabeth Lillington Swann Ashe early settlers of the Cape Fear who built Sloop Point Plantation in 1725 and helped found St. James Church in 1929. 
   Mr. Flint was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, The Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the American Revolution, Carolina Country Club and Hanover Seaside Club. 
   Surviving are his wife, Ann, and three children by a previous marriage; Mrs. W.R. Brown (Margaret) of Raleigh; Samuel Ashe Flint Jr. of Wilmington and Mrs. R.G. Penland (Annie) also of Raleigh;, and eight grandchildren. 
   A Memorial Service with Eucharist will be held in St. James Episcopal Church, Wilmington, at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, June 17, 2000. Visitors will be received at the residence following the service. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Rector's Discretionary Fund, St. James Episcopal Church, 25 S. Third St., Wilmington, N. C. 28401. 
   
   MR. WARREN KEMP MILLS 
   Mr. Warren Kemp Mills, 72, of Clemmons, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born November 29, 1927, in Anson County, N.C. to Vera Curlee and Dexter Kemp Mills. Mr. Mills served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Sheridan during World War II. He was a member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church and was retired from the Winston-Salem Police Department after 30 years of service. Mr. Mills was a member and a Past Master of the AF & AM West Bend Masonic, Lodge #434 in Lewisville and a District Deputy Grandmaster of District #48. 
   SURVIVORS: wife - Mrs. Dona Jean Mills (50 years of marriage) of the home, 2 Daughters - Teri Weed (husband Steve) of Philadelphia, PA, Lisa Parker (husband Mike) of Oak Ridge, N.C., 4 Grandchildren - Jonathon Parker, Amy Parker, Matthew Weed & Bethany Weed 1 sister - Margaret Mills Mabry (husband Cliff) of Wilmington, N.C, 1 Brother - James D. Mills (wife Elaine) of Albermarle, N.C. Numerous nieces & nephews. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the New Philadelphia Moravian Church with Dr. Worth Green and Rev. Ray Troutman officiating. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, 1100-C South Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to the American Cancer Society, 4 A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27405. 
   
   REBECCA JANE OBERFIELD 
   Rebecca Jane Oberfield, 90, of Wilmington, North Carolina died June 14, 2000 at St Martha Manor, Downingtown, PA. 
   She was the widow of the late John J. Oberfield and Carl E. Bowen. 
   Born in Malmo, NC, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Mary Anne Vines Potter. 
   Member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC. 
   She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Gregory and Jane Bowen of West Chester, PA, her grandsons; Douglas Bowen and Steven Bowen and 3 great-grandchildren and by her nieces; Gertrude Hawkins and Iscelene Fales and nephew; Arnold Ray Potter of Wilmington, North Carolina. 
   Services at convenience of family at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, NC.


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