|Saturday, July 22, 2000
Beam, Jesse D., of Chair Shop Place, Supply, died Tuesday.
The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service,
Supply Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Bedford, Lt. Col. Joseph S., died July 15 at home. A graveside
service will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 in Wilmington National Cemetery. Andrews
Mortuary Valley Chapel.
Bostic, John Gordon, 75, of Potters Hill died Wednesday
at Guardian Care, Kenansville. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today
in East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville. Community Funeral Home, Beulaville.
Brown, Shirley Malpass, 54, of 4111 Spearman Road, Bolton,
died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Cheerful
Hope Baptist Church. burial will be in Livingston Baptist Church Cemetery.
McKenzie Mortuary, White|ville.
Carroll, George Leon Sr., 88, of 329 Wayne Drive died
Wednesday 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 at 3 p.m. today in Lakeside Cemetery, Conway, S.C.
Evans, Ethel, 89, of 7314 Powell-Hook Road, Lucama, died
Wednesday at Britthaven Nursing Home, Goldsboro. The funeral will be at
2 p.m. Sunday at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Fremont. Burial will be in
Green, James, of 4645 Gordon Road died Tuesday at Lower
Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at New
Covenant Holiness Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery.
Jordan Funeral Home.
James, Ronnie, of 328 Starling St., Jacksonville, died
Thursday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Dunn Funeral Home,
Kelly, Eleanor Elizabeth Ezzell, 84, of Burgaw died Wednesday
at Huntington Health Care. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Quinn-McGowen
Funeral Home, Burgaw. Burial will be in Moores Creek Baptist Church Cemetery,
Lazear, Larry, of Hewett Road, Supply, died Tuesday. A
memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Concord United Methodist Church.
Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel.
Lewis, Roger Lee, of 3 Cricket St. died Monday at New
Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at
Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial
McNeill, Henry Lynn, 48, of 810 Rebel Trail, N.W., Shallotte,
died Thursday at Grand Strand Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2
p.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be
in Angela Faye Cemetery, Shallotte. Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte.
McPherson, William Seymour, 88, of High Point, formerly
of Chadbourn, died Wednesday at High Point Regional Medical Center. The
funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist
Church. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home,
Nance, James Carlie, 61, of Princess Ann Road, Chadbourn,
died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia
Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Worthington Funeral
Perkins, Love E., of the Northwest community died Wednesday
at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday
at Bethel AME Church. Burial will be in The New Northwest Cemetery. Jordan
Columbus County Chapel.
Russ, Elizabeth E., of 1119 Wright St. died Thursday at
Cape Fear Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carvers Creek
AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Carvers Creek Church Cemetery. Jordan
Columbus County Chapel.
Sabatell, Jennifer Marie, 25, of Fayetteville Ave., Calabash,
died July 13. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Brunswick
Funeral Service Chapel, Shallotte.
Scruggs, Jack Jr., died Thursday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice
Care Center. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Oakdale Cemetery.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
Southerland, Mary, of 1504 Orange St. died Thursday at
New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by
John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home.
Wassen, Lillian Riley, died Friday at home. Arrangements
will be announced by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
Wolf, Victor Milton, 79, of Holly Drive, North Myrtle
Beach, died Thursday at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Home, Anderson,
S.C. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist
Church, North Myrtle Beach. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
STEPHANIE BRINSON RAINEY
Mrs. Stephanie Brinson Rainey, age 41, formerly of Highway
11, Rose Hill, NC, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Manassas, Virginia.
Stephanie was the granddaughter of the late Steve and
She graduated from Wallace-Rose Hill High School in 1977.
Afterward, she enrolled in Virginia State University and received her B.S.
Degree in Accounting. Later she received her Master's Degree in Business
Education from VSU. She worked with the U.S. Department of Treasury as
an accountant for many years. Afterward, she became a contracting officer.
She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday,
July 24, 2000, at New Christian Chapel Baptist Church, Hwy. 11, Rose Hill,
NC. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Reverend Reginald Wells
Survivors include her husband, Sylvester Rainey Jr., one
daughter, Chianti Rainey, and one son, Christopher Rainey, all of Manassas,
Virginia; mother, Florine Brinson of Williamsburg, Virginia; three aunts,
Alma Loftin, Ann Hall and Willie Parker; two uncles, Leamon Loftin and
Barry Parker; two great-aunts, Mamie Dixon and Ruth Kelly; parents-in-law,
Sylvester and Blondell Rainey Sr.; along with a host of cousins and friends.
Visitations will be on Sunday, July 23, 2000, from five
until seven p.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
Family will be receiving friends at the home of her aunt,
Alma Brinson Loftin, 211 Hardingwood Dr., Goldsboro, NC.
A Rose Hill Funeral Home Service.
WALTER LINTON PARSLEY
Walter Linton Parsley died after a long illness on July
20, 2000, at Live Oaks, the home on Masonboro Sound built in 1913 by his
grandfather, for whom he was named.
Born on December 10, 1920, at Live Oaks, he attended local
schools and was an Eagle Scout through his troop at Saint James Episcopal
Church, where he was a member. He graduated from University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He
served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was stationed
on Iwo Jima and flew P-51 Mustangs. He married Sarah Burwell Bertron on
June 22, 1944, and moved to Houston, Texas, shortly thereafter. He owned
W.L. Parsley Insurance Company for many years, and was very active in Houston
civic activities. He served as president of Camp Fire Girls and was instrumental
in selecting the site and overseeing the building of Camp Winiwaca. He
coached Little League teams for 15 years in Houston and was on the committee
which built the Post Oak American Little League Field there. He was a member
of Houston Country Club, and he was a member of First Presbyterian Church
in Houston for 45 years.
He and Sarah moved to Wilmington in 1990 upon his retirement,
and he served on the board of directors of the Cape Fear Museum. He was
also a member of Carolina Yacht Club, Cape Fear Country Club, the Surf
Club and L'Arioso German Club.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald MacRae
Parsley; his mother, Elizabeth Westbrook Parsley; and his brother, Donald
MacRae Parsley, Junior. He is survived by his wife of 56 years; his three
daughters, Ann Parsley Harper, Linda Parsley McVean, Mary Parsley Mustard
and husband, Eric Mustard; one son, Ben Holder Parsley; six grandchildren,
Graham Linton Williams, Kathleen Burwell Williams, Malcolm MacRae Williams,
Andrew MacRae Mustard, Michael Walter Mustard, and David Reading Mustard;
one great-grandchild, Haley Alyssa Williams; and numerous cousins, nieces
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Historical Society,
Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Cape Fear Museum, American Cancer Society or the
charity of your choice.
Friends are invited to join the family at a graveside
memorial service at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC, on Saturday, July
22, 2000, at 4 p.m.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
JOHN McINTYRE WALKER
John McIntyre Walker, of Wilmington, died Thursday evening,
July 20, 2000, at his residence.
He was born in Wilmington, December 14,1912, the son of
the late John D. and Carrie Bowden Walker.
Judge Walker had served as a prosecutor in New Hanover
County for many years and then as a Judge in the NC State Courts, remaining
active even after his retirement until 1995. He was an Elder Emeritus in
Westminster Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Caroline Farrar
Walker, two sons, John Douglas Walker and wife Lynn of Williamsburg, VA,
and Christopher High Walker and wife Jennifer of Wilmington, a daughter,
Caroline Walker Powell and husband John of Wilmington, five grandchildren,
John B. Powell, Sarah E. Powell, Stacey W. Cooprider and husband Jason,
David M. Walker and Hilary M. Walker; also two sisters, Margaret W. Shaper
of Louisville, KY, and Myrtle W. Gholson of Mobile, AL.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, July
23, 2000, in Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, by Dr. Roger Horne.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower
Cape Fear Hospice, 725 Wellington Ave, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
LOUVENIA 'BILLIE' ETHERIDGE PRICE
OCEAN ISLE BEACH - Louvenia "Billie" Etheridge Price of
Roberta Drive died Friday, July 21, 2000, at her residence. She was the
last living of the seven daughters born to the late Abram Walter and Vesta
Prior to his death in 1982, she and her husband, Clarence
A. Price, operated the Daniel Boone Motel in Boone, NC, for thirty-seven
Surviving are her daughter, Janie King and her husband,
Wray, of Sunset Beach, NC; grandchildren, Michael King and his wife, Ellen,
of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Julius "Jay" King and his wife, Susan, of Cary,
NC, and Ginger K. Williams and her husband, Kevin, of North Myrtle Beach,
SC; and three great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside
at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23, 2000, in St. James Church Cemetery by The
Rev. Richard Warner Jr. and The Rev. George Lashley.
Memorials may be directed to Thompson Children's Home,
POB 25129, Charlotte, NC 28229-5129.
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory, Shallotte.
ARCHIE JOSEPH McGIRT SR.
Archie Joseph McGirt Sr. of Wilmington died Friday, July
21, 2000, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2.00 p.m. Monday, July
24, 2000, at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, by Rev. Bob Bauman
and Rev. Ray Warren. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday
at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
REV. GEORGE WILLIAM PORTS JR.
MEBANE - The Reverend George William Ports Jr., age 78,
of 210 South Third Street, Mebane, NC, went to be with his Lord, July 20,
2000. The son of the late Reverend G.W. Ports Sr. and Sara Cullen Ports,
he was one of four United Methodist Ministers in the Ports Family. He was
a native of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jamie Jones Ports of
the home, daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. James Saunders Jones of
Lynchburg, Virginia; a daughter, Ms. Anne Daneille Ports of Chapel Hill,
NC; a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ports III; and grandchildren,
Hillary Chesson Ports and Cullen Lee Ports of Raleigh, NC; three sisters,
Virginia Odor of Richmond, Virginia, Phyllis Newman of Roanoke, Virginia,
and Vernelle Long of Raleigh, NC, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was born April 24, 1922, and he graduated from E.C.
Glass High School in Lynchburg. He also attended Ferrum Junior College
and received his B.A. degree from Lynchburg College, and his Masters of
Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster, Maryland,
now Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C.
He pastored churches in both the United Methodist Conference
of Virginia and North Carolina. In Virginia: Gainsboro United Methodist
Church, South View United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, Forrestville United
Methodist Church in Great Falls and East Hampton and also Emmanuel and
Grace Providence United Methodist Church in Mobjack, Virginia. In North
Carolina: West Rockingham UMC, Pee Dee UMC, St. Marks UMC in Raleigh, NC,
Wallace UMC, Fifth Avenue UMC in Wilmington, NC, and West Burlington UMC.
Following retirement he substituted in the Alamance Public
Schools, and taught art in the Burlington YMCA, and worked in the Literacy
Program at Alamance Community College.
A memorial service will be held at Mebane United Methodist
Church, Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 3:00 p.m.
Visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the
Memorial Fund, Mebane United Methodist Church, 200 South Fourth Street,
Mebane, NC 27302.
McClure Funeral Home of Mebane, NC, is in charge of arrangements.
FRANK CLYDE PAYNE
ELIZABETHTOWN - Frank Clyde Payne, 86, died Thursday,
July 20, at Sunbridge Nursing Center. He was preceded in death by his parents
and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral service to be held Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m. at
Carvers Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Perry officiating.
Burial to follow in Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Survivors: wife, Estelle P. Payne of the home; step-daughter,
Gail Andrews of Elizabethtown; step-daughter, Connie Edwards of Bladenboro;
step-son, Thomas Andrews of Lumberton; sister, Ruby Payne of Pittsboro;
5 step-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Kinlaw Funeral Home, Saturday, 7
to 9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Carvers Creek United Methodist
Church, c/o Amy Stephens, 574 North Braddy Plantation Road, Council, NC
A Kinlaw Service.
MRS. BONNITIA LYNNE HARRIS
OAK ISLAND - Mrs. Bonnitia Lynne Harris, 76, of 120 S.E.
19th St., died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center,
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday
at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Chapel with her husband, Mr. Richard L. Harris,
Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday
in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Mrs. Harris was born on March 18, 1924, in Christopher,
Illinois, a daughter of the late James and Elsie Taylor Riva and moved
here from Springfield, Virginia, in 1983. She had worked as a real estate
agent for Seaside Realty in Oak Island.
Survivors include her husband, Dick Harris of the home;
a son, James Fullerton of Stone Mountain, Georgia; a daughter, Franceen
Ostapow of Fall River, Massachusetts; a sister, Patricia Riva of Pinckneyville,
Illinois; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
A Peacock-Newnam service of Southport.