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Tuesday, June 20, 2000

   Battrell, William C., 74, died Saturday at home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Surfside. East Coast Cremation & Funeral Services. 
   
   Best, Minnie Peoples, formerly of 1412 Church St., died June 12 in California. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Wilmington National Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street. 
   
   Blackburn, Paul D., of 5617 Saltee Way died Monday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Cooper, Edward III, of 3603 New Holland Drive died Monday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street. 
   
   Crawford, Charlie Henry, 82, of 1416 Clyde Collier Road, Hallsboro died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Hallsboro Baptist Church. Burial will be in Columbus Memorial Park. Peacock's Chapel in the Pines, Whiteville. 
   
   Davis, Bernard, of Amityville, N.Y., formerly of Bladenboro died Thursday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Swamp Baptist Church. Burial will be in Davis Family Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home. 
   
   FormyDuval, Frances Elizabeth, 95, of Whiteville died Saturday at Premier Living Nursing Home, Lake Waccamaw. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. 
   
   Fullwood, Albert "BoBo", 50, of 810 S. 13th St., died Saturday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Heyer, Perry, of 108 Bellhammon Forest Drive, Rocky Point died Friday at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen AME Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   
   Hughes, Eunice M. Herring, of 25230 U.S. 421 North, Willard died Sunday at Huntington Health Care. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Peters Tabernacle Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Ironmine Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Johnson, Rosamay Hall, of 9752 NC 11, Willard died Monday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Jordan, Essolene, of 37 Northwood Apts., Burgaw, died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Pike Creek AME Church. Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery, Whitestocking community. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Long, Haynes Bethel, 82, of Clarendon died Sunday at Loris Extended Care. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Inman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City. 
   
   McGhee, Pauline, of 609 Governors Road died Saturday at home. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday at St. James AME Church. Burial will follow in John's Chapel Cemetery. 
   
   Mitchell, Wade, of Beulaville died Saturday at Duplin General Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Matthews Funeral Service, Wallace. 
   
   Moore, Betty E., of Duncan, S.C. formerly of Wilmington died Saturday at Magnolia Manor, Spartanburg. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   
   Nobles, Macie Blackmon, of Whiteville, died Sunday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be at Gowen Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, N.C. 
   
   Powell, George Thomas, of Burgaw died Friday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   
   Saunders, Nellie J., 94, of Dowling Park, Fla. died Saturday in Fla. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Shue, Willie Blake Robinson, of 1011 Porters Neck Road, formerly of Windsor Drive died Monday at Cornelia Nixon Davis Health Care Center. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
   
   Wingate, Mable, formerly of Wilmington, died Friday at Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Freeman Cemetery. 
   
   MRS. EDNA ATKINSON HARTS 
   ROCKY POINT - On Saturday, June 17, 2000, Edna Atkinson Harts went to be with her Lord and Savior. 
   Mrs. Harts was born August 13, 1916, in Pender County and was the daughter of the late Willie and Victoria Blake Atkinson. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Henry Harts Sr. 
   She was a member of McClure Memorial Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Burgaw Chapter No. 217. 
   Surviving are her daughters, Benida Langston and husband Ernest of Wilmington and Wanda Kosh and husband James of North Augusta, SC; sons, Richard H. Harts Jr. and wife Shirley of Burgaw, Bobby S. Harts and wife Carmel of Rocky Point, Jimmy Harts of Indiana, PA, Jackson Ray Harts and wife Priscilla of Rocky Point, and Larry Edward Harts of Rocky Point; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; sister, Elivian "Lib" Phillips of Wilmington; brothers, LeRoy Atkinson of Seattle, WA and Hugh Atkinson of Currie; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
   Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Koesy and the Rev. Ray Stevens officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Pike Creek Cemetery. 
   Casketbearers will be grandsons of Mrs. Harts. 
   The family received friends 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw, and at other times were at the home of Edna Harts. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   BEN H. GILLAM SR. 
   OCEAN ISLE BEACH - Ben H. Gillam, 83, Ocean Isle Beach, died at home on June 17, 2000. 
   Mr. Gillam was born in Windsor, NC in 1917 to John and Sally Bond Gillam. 
   He served in WWII and is best remembered as the co-owner of G&C Pontiac/Buick dealership in Whiteville. While in Whiteville he also served on the Whiteville City School board and the Whiteville Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Lebanon Lodge #207, Whiteville, Wilmington Consistory Scottish Rite Bodies, and Sudan Temple Shrine, New Bern, NC. 
   He had five brothers and three sisters of whom his youngest brother, Carlton Gillam remains. He is survived by his wife, Mary, his daughter Gail G. Crutchfield and husband, Bob, his son Ben Gillam Jr., and wife Sandy, five grandchildren, Laura Crutchfield Shin, Lauren Gillam, Ashley Gillam, Savannah Gillam, and Brooks Gillam. 
   Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000 in the Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from the Crutchfield residence at 212 Maple Street, Whiteville. 
   Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, POB 830, Supply, NC or Shallotte Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, POB 3286, Shallotte, NC 28459. 
   Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC. 
   
   MELTON DEAN (D-COOT) HEWETT 
   ASH - Melton Dean Hewett, 44, of Ludlum Road, NW died Saturday, June 17, 2000. 
   Born in Brunswick County on January 3, 1956, he was the son of Hazel Babson Evans, Ash, NC and the late Jasper Mezzelle Hewett. 
   Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife Cheryl McLain Hewett, Sunset Beach, NC, a son Brandon Hewett, Shallotte, NC, three brothers Donald Ray Hewett, Richmond, Va., James Mezzele Hewett, Ash, NC and Randy O'Neal Hewett, Shallotte, NC, his step-father David C. Evans, Ash, NC and several nieces and nephews. 
   Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. from the graveside in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Shallotte, NC by the Rev. Brent Evans. 
   Honorary casketbearers will be Scottie Babson, Melton Hewett, William White, Wayne LaGant, Jerry King and Kent Stout. 
   A Brunswick Service, Shallotte, NC. 
   
   LETTY GWYN DANNENBAUM 
   Letty was born on August 1, 1906 in Mount Airy, North Carolina and passed away on April 28, 2000 in San Diego, California where her daughter, Alice, resides. For the last seven years Letty lived in an Alzheimers' facility where she remained in good physical health while slowly losing control of her mind. 
   Her adult life was spent in Wilmington where she was best known as an outstanding school teacher. She could walk for miles; she loved word games; and she read avidly two or three books at a time. Her beloved husband, Bob, died in 1990, and her only son, Pete, passed away in 1986. 
   Mrs. Dannenbaum leaves behind, one daughter, seven grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren, one brother, and several nieces and nephews. Family members will gather at Oakdale Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. on June 24th for a brief burial service and interment. Friends, former students, and all who wish to participate in this memorial are invited to attend. 
   
   MRS. MARY FRANCES COMBS HEAD 
   Mrs. Mary Frances Combs Head of 121 Edgewater Lane, Wilmington, North Carolina, died Saturday, June 17, 2000. 
   Mrs. Head was born in Elkin, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Walter Harold Combs and Patsye Dickerson Combs. 
   She was a member of First Baptist Church for more than fifty years, and served as church secretary from 1947 to 1950. Mary was an honor graduate of the Wake Forest College Class of 1946. Mary Frances was an avid reader, writer, gardener and a lover of the mountains of western North Carolina. 
   She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Dr. Thomas J. Head Jr.; a daughter, Fran Head Grantham and her husband, Mark E. Grantham of Jamestown, North Carolina; a son, Walter Thomas Head and his wife, Tina Marie Head of Garner, Iowa; and her sister, Mrs. Betty Ann Breithaupt of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. 
   Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at Oleander Memorial Gardens by Dr. Michael G. Queen and the Reverend Bo Baker. 
   The family will receive friends Monday evening, June 19, 2000, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hannover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 or First Baptist Church, Heritage and Hope Fund, 15 North Fifth Street Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   GOLDIE CULBRETH STODDARD 
   MAGNOLIA - Goldie Culbreth Stoddard, age 76, passed away Monday, June 19, 2000 at home. 
   Born September 7, 1923 to the late Mr. H.G. and Eliza Sutton Culbreth of Duplin County, Mrs. Stoddard was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Culbreth, and one brother, William "Bill" Culbreth. 
   Surviving Mrs. Stoddard are her husband, Mr. Oliver Stoddard, of the home; one son, John J. Snipes and wife, Melissa, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; four step-daughters of Ohio; two brothers: Ralph Earl Culbreth of Magnolia, and Dewey J. Culbreth of Chipley, Florida; one sister, Jewel Hordinski of Willoughby, Ohio; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 
   Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at Community Chapel, Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill. Rev. Julian McMillian and Rev. Frank Moss will officiate. Burial will follow at Wayne Memorial Park, Highway 117, Goldsboro. 
   Visitation will be from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill. Friends and family will be received, at other times, at the Ralph Culbreth home in Magnolia. 
   A Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill service. 
   
   MRS. LUDIE N. REYNOLDS 
   Ludie N. Reynolds of Wilmington died Saturday, June 17, 2000 at Britthaven of Wrightsville. 
   She was born in Henderson, NC on August 6, 1911 daughter of the late Amos and Ida Twigg Nichols. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Coley W. Reynolds and son Bobby G. Reynolds. 
   Surviving are one grandson, Richard Gene Reynolds and two granddaughters Suanne Reynolds and Wendy Bradshaw all of Wilmington. A very special thanks to a longtime friend Marvin Costin who was always there for her. Also Bill and Sue Albertson who helped and showed her love and understanding in every way. Her great grandchildren include Julie Dell Reynolds, Heather Sue Reynolds, Salvatore Joseph Defonte, Justin Dale Reynolds, and Alia Nichole Bradshaw. 
   Graveside services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at Greenlawn Memorial Park by Rev. Danny Helms. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   WILLIAM BAKER HILL JR. 
   William Baker Hill, Jr. of Wilmington, NC died Monday, June 19, 2000 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   He was born November 9, 1914 in Nashua, NH, son of the late William Baker Hill, Jr. and Mae Belle Jones Hill, and was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Lane Hill. 
   Mr. Hill was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Northern Africa. He graduated from Penn State University where he received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Forestry. Mr. Hill retired from International Paper Company after thirty-two years of service. 
   Surviving are his son, William Baker Hill, III and wife Mary of Rocky Point, NC; one daughter, Linda Lawton and husband John of Grover Beach, CA; three grandchildren, Frankie Hill of Wilmington, NC, Pamela Laborde of Houston, TX, and Keith Lawton of Grover Beach, CA; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dr. Thomas H. Hill and wife Ruth of Fairfax, VA. 
   Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel by Rev. Bob Bauman. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home, from 11 to 12 noon Tuesday, one hour prior to the service. 
   Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 


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