|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,
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,
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
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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.