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Thursday, July 20, 2000

   Bazemore, Mary Shipman, 71, of Shoreline Drive, Sunset Beach died Tuesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Seaside United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Brunswick Memorial Gardens. 
   
   Bedford, Lt. Col. Joseph S., died Saturday at home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 in Wilmington National Cemetery. Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. 
   
   Blanks, Margaret, 83, of New York City, formerly of East Arcadia, died Saturday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Zion Church, New York City. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Carroll, George Leon Sr., of 329 Wayne Drive died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Evans, Ethel, 89, of 1473 Powerhood Road, Lucama, died Tuesday at Britthaven Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Green, James, of 4645 Gordon Road died Tuesday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Harvey, Arthur, of 1204 Wright St. died Sunday at Britthaven of Wrightsville. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service. 
   
   Lazear, Larry, 67, of 1079 Hewett Road died Tuesday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel. 
   
   Lewis, Roger, died Monday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Perkins, Love E., of Northwest Community died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Columbus County Chapel. 
   
   Sabatell, Jennifer Marie, 25, of Fayetteville Avenue, Calabash, died Thursday in Dallas, Texas. Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
   Shepherd, Willie L., 40, of 3644 Swamp Fox Highway, Tabor City, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Stackhouse, Mary Lee, 85, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Loris, S.C., died Friday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Flag Patch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Starnes, Betty Hatchell, 70, of Monroe died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Prospect United Methodist Church. Burial will be in church cemetery. Gordon Funeral Service, Monroe. 
   
   Watson, Jennie Alston, 76, of 318 Willis Drive, Southport, died Monday at Dosher Nursing Center, Southport. A memorial will be at 1 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Gardens. Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   Williams, Hazel Hobbs, 79, of Whiteville died Tuesday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. 
   
   Wilson, Rev. James R., 53, of Hillside, N.J., formerly of Whiteville, died Thursday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Atkinson Temple Holiness Church. Burial will be in Maxfield Family Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   JOHN HENRY PURSE 
   John Henry Purse died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, preceded by his loving wife, Susan Craddock Purse. 
   Survivors include two sons, John J. Purse Jr. of Birmingham, AL and Thomas C. Purse of Seattle, WA; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
   A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, in the chapel of Cornelia Nixon Davis Health Care Center. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   BOBBY EDWARD SMITH 
   Bobby Edward Smith, 58, of 6001 Glazier Road, Castle Hayne, formerly of 546 Mohican Trail, Wilmington, died early Tuesday morning, July 18, 2000, after an extended illness. 
   Mr. Smith was born on January 4, 1942, in Hall River, N.C. He attended school in Greensboro, N.C. and was a graduate of the Durham Institute of Barbering. 
   He was the proprietor of Bob's His and Hers and served the Wilmington area as a barber for 35 years. He was a licensed Realtor with Wade Realty for 25 years. Bob was also a founding member of the Coastal Cruisers Car Club of Wilmington. 
   Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Maree Koon Smith. Three sons, James Walter (Jamie) and his wife, Sheila Smith, Joseph Edward (J.J.) Smith and Jeffrey Michael (Jeff) Smith. He is also survived by one grandson, Tyler Owen Smith; Bob's father, Edward B. Smith and step-mother Pauline T. (Polly) Smith of Wilmington; a sister, Carol Roney of Burlington, N.C.;, a brother, Dr. Michael E. Smith of Franklin, Tenn.; and a loving mother-in-law Margaret S. Koon of Darlington, S.C. 
   Bob was predeceased by his mother, Ruth W. Allen and step-father Mason O. Allen and a father-in-law James E. Koon. 
   Visitation was Wednesday, July 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ogden Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 7121 Market Street, Wilmington, N.C. 
   A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at the Ogden Baptist Church, same address. 
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the Hospitality House of Wilmington. 
   
   MR. DANNY BRUCE HURLEY 
   SOUTHPORT - Mr. Danny Bruce Hurley, 53, of 4714 Sea Pines Drive, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   The memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Ward officiating. 
   Mr. Hurley was born February 23, 1947, in Washington, D.C., son of Walter A. and Jean Francis Hurley and moved here from Fairfax County, Virginia in 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired sheet metal worker and of the Presbyterian faith. 
   Survivors include a son, Brian Daniel Hurley of Southport; a daughter, Theresa Waters of Fairfax, Virginia; parents, Walter A. and Jean F. Hurley of Oak Island; 2 sisters, Carla Snead of Oak Island and Cindy Everhart of Tampa, Florida; grandmother, Grace Francis of Storm Lake, Iowa; and 3 grandchildren. 
   Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Island Rescue Squad, Oak Island, NC 28465. 
   Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   MRS. ANNIE TEACHEY MILLIS 
   Mrs. Annie Teachey Millis, 86, formerly of Arlington Drive, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Cornelia Nixon Davis Health Care Center. 
   Mrs. Millis was born August 15, 1913, at Bushnell, Florida, the daughter of the late Charlie and Martha Mills Teachey. She was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Millis Sr., in 1979. 
   Survivors include her sons Reverend Robert G. Millis and wife Faye of Wilmington, William J. Millis Jr. and wife Judy of Stuart, Florida, her daughter Betty Millis Sherman and husband H.F. of Kelley, NC, seven grandchildren Mike, Cindy, Judy, Vickie, Robby, Kelli, Brandon, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 
   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2000, in the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, by Reverend Pat Trobaugh and Reverend Mike Lewis. The interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   The family will receive friends at the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times will be at the home of her son Reverend Robert G. Millis, 217 Forest Road, Wilmington. Any memorials should be directed to the Wrightsboro Baptist Church, 2736 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 791-4444. 
   
   ALTON WILLIAM McLEAN JR. 
   Alton William McLean, Jr. (Billy Mack) of Carollton, TX, formerly of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 15, 2000 in Nashville, TN. 
   He was born October 15, 1941, in Conway, SC, son of Naomi Johnston McLean and the late Alton W. McLean Sr. 
   Billy Mack was in the music business for many years starting as a D.J. at WKLM and WMSL in Wilmington. He then worked for RCA, ABC, Sisapa, and Dimension Records in promotion and sales and marketing. He had the pleasure of working with many recording artists including John Denver, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, The Judds, and Brandon Sandefur. At the time of his death, he was an artist manager and ran his own independent promotion/sales company. 
   Billy was very loved by his family and his many friends in Nashville and around the country. He will be sorely missed. 
   Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Glee H. McLean; a son, Trey McLean; a daughter, Laura Hopkins; three grandchildren; and a brother, Daniel McLean. 
   Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, in Oleander Memorial Gardens by Rev. Gordon Wright and Rev. Ron Glover. Masonic Rites will be accorded by St. John's Lodge #1 AF&AM. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. 
   Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. 
   
   JESSE DANIEL BEAM CHIEF U.S. NAVY RETIRED 
   SUPPLY - On July 18, 2000, at approximately 2 p.m., Jesse Daniel Beam passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center: losing his three year battle with cancer. 
   Jesse was born October 30, 1938, in Benton, Arkansas and was the son of Ruth Beam of Benton Arkansas and the late Dub Beam. As a youth he attended the Seventh Day Adventist Ozark Academy and upon graduation he enlisted in the Navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1977 he and his family settled in Benton where he worked as a police officer for several years. 
   In 1985 he and his family moved to Supply, in his wife's hometown. He worked as a Security officer at The Brunswick Nuclear Plant for several years then left to join his wife to work as Therapeutic Foster Parents: first at the Boys and Girls Home in Lake Waccamaw and then, more recently at their home. In short, Jesse Beam devoted his life to serving others. 
   Jesse was a member of the VFW and Fleet Reserve Association. He also held a commercial pilot's license and enjoyed flying when he was able. He kept busy with a small saw-sharpening shop and also carried on his family's 140 year tradition of hand crafted chair making. He was known by some in the area as "The Chair Man". 
   Taught the craft by his father as a youth, Jesse brought the craft with him from his native Arkansas. His hand-crafted Oak and Cherry Rocking Chairs have found homes throughout the area as well as across the country. One of the Beam Family chairs has even found a home in the Smithsonian Institution. 
   Jesse is survived in addition to his mother, by his wife, Wanda Mazel Clemmons Beam, the daughter of the late Olen and Martha Clemmons of Supply, N.C.; his daughters and their husbands, Mrs. Diane Lynch and Jimmy of Tennessee Ridge, Tn., Mrs. Donna Edwards and Mark of Supply, NC, Mrs. Deborah Kennedy and Marty of Beulaville, NC; Ms. Virginia "Ginger" Spacey of Oak Island, NC and Mrs. Carlene Stewart and Mark of Michigan. He and his wife also share the love and joy of a total eleven grandchildren and a foster child, Angelina; a brother, Bobby Beam; two sisters, Shirley Edison and Phyllis Rickard all of Benton, Arkansas. 
   Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 4 p.m. at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel with Reverend Albert Young and Pastor D.A. Eckonroth officiating. 
   Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Military Honors. 
   The family will receive friends from 7-8 Friday evening at the funeral home. 
   Pallbearers will be Marty Kennedy, Mark Edwards, Jimmy Lynch, Matt Dillon, Bobby Beam, Roy Mintz. 
   Jesse was a kind and gentle man; a devoted husband and loving father. He had a full life and enjoyed working, helping people and being with his family. Most of all he loved his wife and Our Lord Jesus Christ. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. We will remember him always. 
   Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory, Supply Chapel 754-6848. 
   
   MARIE GALLOWAY HEWETT 
   SUPPLY - Mrs. Marie Galloway Hewett age 75, of 1743 Stanbury Rd., Supply died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at her residence. 
   Mrs. Hewett was born in Brunswick County September 28, 1924, and was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Stella McCall Galloway. 
   She is survived by her husband, Walker B. Hewett of the home; two sons, Walker Douglas Hewett of Supply and Kenneth B. Hewett of Ocean Isle; four grandchildren, Cindy H. Dixon, Judith L. Galloway, Bryan Hewett, Jeremy Hewett and three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Thomas Galloway and James Arthur Galloway of Parkton, N.C.; two sisters, Patricia Galloway of Greenville, N.C. and Connie Chestnut of Supply. 
   Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel with Reverend Landis Lancaster and Reverend Bobby Norton officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Silent Grove Cemetery. 
   Pallbearers will be, Benjamin Hewett, Mark Lewis, Phillip Chestnut, Timothy Chestnut, Scott Chestnut, Kerry Chestnut. 
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 this evening at the funeral home and other times from the residence. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, P.O. Box 830, Supply, NC. 
   Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory, Supply Chapel 754-6848. 
   
   PAULINE ESTELLE MOSS CHRISTMAS 
   SHALLOTTE - Mrs. Pauline Estelle Moss Christmas age 80 of 1448 Gurganus Rd., Shallotte died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   Mrs. Christmas was born in Harnette County, N.C. on December 29, 1919 and was the daughter of the late James Henry and Exie Howard Lynch. She was the wife of the late Hugh Moss and also M.B. Christmas. She owned and operated Estelle's Restaurant of the Bricklanding Community for many years. 
   She is survived by two sons, Marcus Moss of Cherryville and Perry Moss of the home; a stepson, Frank Christmas of Corneilus, NC; two daughters, Rebecca Warner of Cary and Nancy Moss of Kinston; a sister, Alline Cameron of Cameron, NC; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 
   Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, July 21, 2000 at 12 noon at The Jennies Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, highway 179, Ocean Isle. 
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 this evening at the funeral home. 
   Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory, Supply Chapel 754-6848.


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