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Sunday, July 23, 2000

   Dudley, Patrick Cain Jr., 20, of Chadbourn died Saturday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. 
   
   Foy, Leslie Edward "Buck", 83, of Veronia died Thursday at Onslow Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Onslow Memorial Park. 
   
   Haney, Natalie Ruth, 78, of 1019 Cheryl Lane died Friday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. There will be no services. National Cremation Service, Supply. 
   
   Harris, Bonnitia Lynne, 76, of 120 S.E. 19th St., Oak Island died Thursday at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery. 
   
   Hunter, Lila Mae, 84, died Friday at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Hallsville Baptist Church Cemetery. Community Funeral Home, Beulaville. 
   
   James, Ronnie, 37, of 328 Starling St., Jacksonville, died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Hill AME Church. Burial will be in the James Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   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. 
   
   Nance, James Carlie, 61, of Princess Ann Road, Chadbourn, died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. 
   
   Nobles, Frank, 82, of Cypress Village Apartments, Fair Bluff died Friday at Century Care, Whiteville. The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial will be in the Gowen Cemetery, Cerro Gordo. 
   
   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. 
   
   Potts, Kelvin, 26, of 410 Leonard Rich Road, Magnolia, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Byrd's Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Funeral Home Cemetery. 
   
   Price, Billie E., 91, of Roberta Drive, S.W. Ocean Isle Beach, died Friday. Graveside services will at 2 p.m. today in St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Shallotte. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
   Rainey, Stephanie Brinson, 41, formerly of N.C. 11, Rose Hill died Wednesday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at New Christian Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rose Hill Funeral Home. 
   
   Rowe, Joe, 46, of Fronis Strickland Road, Tabor City, died Friday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Meares Funeral Home, Fair Bluff. Burial will be in the Buffkin-Rowe Cemetery. 
   
   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 Funeral Home. 
   
   Shepherd, Willie Lee, 40, of 3644 Swamp Fox Road died Tuesday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Peoples Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Singing Union Cemetery. 
   
   Southerland, Mary, of 1504 Orange St. died Thursday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hoopers Chapel Baptist Church, Leland. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   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. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, North Myrtle Beach. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
  LT. COL. JOSEPH STANLEY BEDFORD 
   Joseph Stanley Bedford, age 95, Lt. Colonel, United States Army, Retired, died Saturday, July 15, 2000. 
   Col. Bedford was born in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, September 20, 1904, the son of the late Oscar Denmen Bedford and Edith Robare Crowell, and was preceded in death by his wife, Francys Hooper Bedford. 
   He attended school in Hasbrouck Heights, New York University and Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York City. He worked for a short time on Wall Street and then was employed by the New Jersey State Highway Department. Later he was employed for fifteen years by the New York Central Railroad engineering department and later as assistant clearance engineer. During that period he was one of three engineers who supervised the loading and shipment of the 200-inch telescope lens from Corning, New York, to Mount Palomar, California. 
   During his Army career, he served as Company Commander, Regimental Adjutant and Battalion Executive Officer of the 16th Infantry, First Infantry Division. He was Executive Officer of an Amphibious Regiment on Washburn Island, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, instructing in landing operations for the D-day assault over the English Channel. During W.W.11, he served as Headquarters Commandant, 8th Army and Commander of Special Troops 8th Army in Yokohama, Japan. He retired June 30, 1962 with thirty years of service and was a longtime resident of Mares Pond Drive, Falmouth, MA. 
   Col. Bedford was a Life Member of The Retired Officers Association. Life Member of Marine Lodge AF&AM, Falmouth, MA, Tokyo Consistory of Scottish Rite, Wilmington Consistory of Scottish Rite and Orient Lodge AF&AM. He was. also a communicant of Windermere Presbyterian Church, Wilmington. 
   Col. Bedford is survived by a daughter, Thaise Honaker and her husband Gerald of Wilmington, NC; a grandson, Geoffrey Honaker and his wife Deborah of Wilmington, NC; a granddaughter, Leslie Honaker Bolsover and her husband Stephen of Harrow, England; two great-granddaughters, Gillian Bolsover of Harrow, England, and Hope Honaker of Wilmington, NC; and one great-grandson, Alex Bolsover of Harrow, England. 
   Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2000 in Wilmington National Cemetery by Rev. Stephen Sloop. 
   In lieu of flowers, Col. Bedford requested that memorials be made to The Building Fund of Windermere Presbyterian Church, 104 Windermere Rd., Wilmington, NC 28405. 
   Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. 
   
  ARCHIE JOSEPH McGIRT SR. 
   Archie Joseph McGirt Sr., 88, of 5052 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, N.C., died at home Friday, July 21, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
   Mr. McGirt was born September 20, 1911 in Red Springs, N.C. and spent his childhood in Fairmont, N.C. He was the son of the late Alton Meekins & Effie Brown McGirt. 
   Mr. McGirt is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mildred (Millie) Ramsey McGirt; two sons, Archie Joseph McGirt Jr. & wife Jan Batten, and Charles Wayne McGirt; and one daughter, Gail Lee McGirt, all of Wilmington, N,C. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Kelly, Trey, Jaimie, Katherine, Cyan & Jesse McGirt, Sally and Andrew Jones; two sisters Mildred Dudgeon and Elizabeth Davis of Cape Coral, Fl. 
   In addition to his parents, Mr. McGirt was preceded in death by four brothers, Percy, Edison, Howard and Tharon McGirt; two sisters, Irene King and Lizzie Mae Parker. 
   Mr. McGirt was a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Marines 1927-1929. He later served in the Merchant Marines, traveling to many foreign countries. He made his home in Wilmington, N.C., for the past 65 years. He was a machinist by trade and worked for Block Industries for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1976. He was a member of Sunset Park United Methodist Church where be served as scout master for 8 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, celebrating his life with the joy of giving to his family and friends. 
   Funeral services will be held Monday, July 24, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel with Rev. Bob Bauman and Rev. Ray Warren officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends Sunday, July 23, 2000 from 7-9 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary Market Street and other times at the home. 
   Nephews serving as pallbearers are Donnie Curtis, Johnnie Curtis, Mick Ramsey Jr., Michael McGirt, Tharon McGirt Jr., Ryan Burns. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
  LILLIAN RILEY WASSEN 
   Lillian Riley Wassen of Wilmington died Friday, July 21, 2000 at her residence. 
   She was born April 6, 1934 in Wilmington, NC, daughter of the late Elec and Queenie Kennedy Riley. 
   Mrs. Wassen was a dedicated member of the Ladies Home League at the Salvation Army. 
   Surviving are her four grand|children; one sister, Nellie Mae Smith of Nikina, NC; two brothers, George A. Riley Sr. and Will Garris of Wilmington, NC; several nieces and nephews; and a very dear friend, Mary Jackson of Wilmington, NC. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2000 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by Captain Mike Vincent. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
  JOHN McINTYRE WALKER 
   John McIntyre Walker, of Wilmington, died Thursday evening, July 20, 2000 at his residence. 
   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. 
   
  ESPY SULLIVAN, JR. 
   Espy Sullivan, Jr. of Hampstead, NC, died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at his residence. 
   He was born November 15, 1929 in Mt. Olive, NC, son of the late Espy Sullivan, Sr. and Helen Jernigan Sullivan of Surf City, NC. 
   Mr. Sullivan was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as an executive with Export Leaf Tobacco Company in Richmond, VA, where he worked for over thirty years. 
   Surviving are his daughter, Kathy S. Howell and husband Kenneth of Lexington, KY; two grandchildren, Ashley and Nicholas; one sister, Nedje Brock of Mt. Olive, NC; and several nieces and nephews in N.C. and Ohio. 
   A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000 at the end of Reeves St. on Topsail Beach by Rev. Don Horn of Surf City Baptist Church. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. 
   Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel. 
   
  MARY ANDERSON SCOTT 
   Mary Anderson Scott of Wilmington, NC, died Saturday, July 22, 2000 at Davis Health Care Center. 
   She was. born October 4. 1912 in Somerville, NJ, daughter of the late David John and Mary Jane Van De Vere Anderson Scott, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene Scott, formerly of Wilmington. 
   Mrs. Scott graduated from Hartdige and the Boston School of the Arts. She was a member of Bethany Bible Chapel in Toms River, NJ. 
   Surviving are her two daughters, Ellan R, Hibbard of Wilmington, NC and Mary Ann Scott of Wakefield, RI; grandsons, Richard Peterson of Bardton, FL, Bart Peterson of Metchen, NJ, Scott Peterson of South Plainfield, NJ, Arron Ketner, Justin Ketner, both of Wakefield, RI, and Eric Ford of Chicago, IL; and great-grandchildren, Larissa Ann Peterson of South Plainfield, NJ, and Morgan Ketner of Wakefield, RI. 
   Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at 10 O'clock in Hillside Cemetery in Plainfield, NJ. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
  MARGARET FRANCE CRONE 
   Margaret F. Crone, 84, died Saturday, July 22, 2000 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center after a long battle with cancer. 
   A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hendersonville, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peg's name, to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
  BILLY RAY TODD 
   Billy Ray Todd, 63, of Wilmington, NC passed away Saturday, July 22, 2000 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   He was born August 3, 1936 in Columbus County, NC, and was the son of Belton Todd and the late Fannie Hammonds Todd. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bonnie Todd. 
   He is survived by his wife of forty five years, Kay Allen Todd; two sons, Johnny Ray Todd, Sr. and wife Brenda, and Jerry Wayne Todd, Sr. and wife Frankie of Wilmington; three daughters, Janet Todd Raze of Dallas, TX, Judy Todd Clark and husband Fred of Wilmington, and Jeannie Todd Hulmes and husband John of Garner; nine grandchildren, Johnny Ray Todd, Jr. and wife Tanya Sue, Jerry Wayne Todd, Jr. and wife Leann, Michael Lee Todd, Brandon Garrett Todd, Ramin Ross Razi, Ashley Nora Clark, Kalyn Renee Razi, Alec Todd Hulmes, and Amanda Brooke Hulmes; one great-grandson, Zackery Garrett Todd; two brothers, Paul Todd of Chadburn and Bobby Todd of Wilmington; and two sisters, Shirley Norris and Katie Dixon of Chadburn. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by Rev. Elbert Bradshaw. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
   Pallbearers will be Andy Allen, Brian Todd, Preston Hunt, Jason Hunt, Mickey Cartret, C.D. Clodfelter, and Paul Graham. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday 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, NC 27601. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
  EMILY ANN GAYDOS 
   MYRTLE BEACH - Emily Ann Gaydos, 53, of Myrtle Beach, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Conway Hospital. 
   She was born July 17, 1947 in Myrtle Beach, a daughter of the late William and Viola Jones Caison. 
   She was employed with the Sea Mist Motel in Myrtle Beach, SC. 
   Survivors include two sons, John Gaydos and wife Barbara of Sumter, SC, Jim Gaydos of Myrtle Beach, SC; one daughter, Melissa Buck and husband Rex of Tabor City, NC; two brothers, "Buddy" Caison of Socastee, SC, and Clarence Caison of Texas, four sisters, Ethle Mae Plusnick of Conway, Barbara Jean Elliott of Murrells Inlet, SC, Shirley Greene of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Norma Dee Pakkanen of Socastee, SC. 
   Visitation will at the home of Shirley Greene, 704 3rd Ave., South Myrtle Beach, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000. 
   Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2000, at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Conway. Burial will in Ocean Woods Cemetery, Myrtle Beach, SC. 
   East Coast Cremation and Funeral Service of Sunset Beach is in charge. 
   
  PATRICIA A. 'PATTY' BERRY 
   Patricia A. "Patty" Berry, 68, of Prestwick, died Friday July 21, 2000 at her residence. 
   She was born February 2, 1932, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Patrick and Alice Hamilton Kendrigan. 
   She had attended Loyola University of Chicago. 
   She is survived by her husband, Richard C. Berry; a son, Lt. Commander Thomas R. Berry in the U.S. Navy; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise M. and Scott A. Covert of Wilmington, NC; six grandchildren, Trisha, David, Jenny, Emily, Andrew, and Elizabeth; sisters and a brother-in-law, Kathleen Ginty of Dallas, TX, and Frances and Thomas Everest of DesPlaines, IL. 
   Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Garden City, SC. 
   Visitation will be 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. 
   Services and committal will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Arlington National Cemetery. 
   The family asks that if desired, memorial contributions in Patty's name be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC.


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