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Monday, July 24, 2000

   Dudley, Patrick Cain Jr., 20, of Chadbourn died Saturday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. 
   
   Harley, Doris, 46, of Fair Bluff died Saturday at Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville. 
   
   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. today at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery. 
   
   Hobbs, Maggie Jackson, 89, of Glenn Care of Warsaw died Sunday. The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Faison Cemetery. 
   
   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. 
   
   Kennedy, Andrew R., 79, died Saturday in Craven Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home, Beulaville. Burial will be in East Memorial Gardens. 
   
   McGirt, Archie Joseph Sr., 88, died Friday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. 
   
   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. today at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Angela Faye Cemetery, Shallotte. Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte. 
   
   Norris, Jimmy Donald Jr., of Tabor City died Friday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Inman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Myrtle Green Cemetery. 
   
   Perkins, Love E., of the Northwest Community died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethel AME Church. Burial will be in New Northwest Cemetery. Jordan Columbus County Chapel. 
   
   Ridley, Mrs. Earl Pridgen, 87, died Saturday. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   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 the church cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Shaw, Jarotha D., of Leland died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   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. 
   
   Tripp, Thelma, 82, of 4003 Cedar Ave., died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home. 
   
   Wassen, Lillian Riley, died Friday at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. 
   
   Willis, Edna Snead, 83, died Sunday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Singletary United Methodist Church, Dublin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
   
   BILLY RAY TODD 
   Billy Ray Todd, 63, of Wilmington, NC passed away Saturday, July 22, 2000, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   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. 
   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, Ste. 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   MARIE McKEITHAN 
   Marie McKeithan, 87, of Bolton, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Greensboro. She was a native of Columbus County. She was a member of Bolton Baptist Church. She retired from Columbus County Hospital. 
   Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Peacocks Chapel in the Pines. Interment will be in the Lake Waccamaw Cemetery. 
   She is survived by a daughter, Linda Warters and husband, M.C. of Greensboro; two granddaughters, Krista Madison and husband John of Reidsville, Karon Williams and husband Christopher of Greensboro; a great-granddaughter, Karon Madison of Reidsville; three brothers, Cyrus McKeithan of Lake Waccamaw, Odell McKeithan of Bolton and Ottis McKeithan of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Estelle Ackerman of Bolton and Inez Moore of Wilmington. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence McKeithan. 
   The family will receive friends 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, July 24, 2000, at Peacock's Chapel in the Pines. 
   A Peacock Service. 
   
   HORACE ASBURY BROWN 
   Horace Asbury Brown, age 78, of Sneads Ferry went home Saturday, July 22, 2000. He was the son of the late John and Mollie Batchelor Brown. A native of Duplin County, he has spent the last seventy-five years in Sneads Ferry. Mr. Brown was a veteran of WWII in the U S Army and a retired Civil Service employee. He was a member of the Sneads Ferry United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and was active in many administrative committees. 
   He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary 0. Brown; a son, H. Barry Brown and his wife Rose Auber Brown of Sneads Ferry; two grandchildren, Sarah Ann and Daniel Alan Brown; one brother, Posie Wilson Brown of Sneads Ferry. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. 
   Funeral services will be at First United Methodist Church of Sneads Ferry, Tuesday July 25, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Onslow Memorial Park. The Rev. Ira Smith will officiate. 
   The family will receive friends Monday evening July 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

    Dancy, George Arthur (Buster), of 805 Weaver Drive died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at New Stoney Hill Holy Church. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery, Dudley. Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Harris, Bonnitia Lynne, 76, of 120 S.E. 19th St., Oak Island, died Thursday at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center. A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery. Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   James, Ronnie, 37, of 328 Starling St., Jacksonville, died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Maple Hill AME Church. Burial will be in the James Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Jones, Lillie Mae, of 16345 U.S. 17 N., Hampstead died Monday at Woodbury Wellness Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home.

   Lanier, Mary Susan Jones, 79, of Faison died Monday at Sampson Regional Medical Center, Clinton. Arrangements will be announced by Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. 

   McKeithan, Marie, 87, of Bolton died Saturday in Greensboro. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Peacock's Chapel in the Pines, Whiteville. Burial will be in Lake Waccamaw Cemetery. 

   McLamb, Wynora, 96, of 701 S. Franklin St., Goldsboro, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 

   Nieland, James Patrick Sr., 94, died Friday. Private memorial services will be held at a later date in New Jersey and Florida. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 

   Osborne, Geraldine D., of Hampstead died Monday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel. 

   Rasmussen, Adelaide Mathilda, of 916 Shoalcreek Road, died Monday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 

   Russ, Elizabeth E., of 1119 Wright St. died Thursday at Cape Fear Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Carvers Creek AME Zion Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 

   Shaw, Jarotha D., of Leland died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 

   Southerland, Mary, of 1504 Orange St. died Thursday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Hoopers Chapel Baptist Church, Leland. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 

   Todd, Billy Ray, died Saturday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens. 

   Varnam, Elizabeth M., of 699 Lewis Road, Leland, died Monday at Cape Fear Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   GEORGE A. KARAFAS 
   George A. Karafas of 417 S. Front Street, Wilmington, NC died Sunday, July 23, 2000 in Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC. 
   He was born in Icaria, Greece on November 14, 1922, son of the late Anthony George and Eleni Safos Karafas, and was preceded in death by his wife, Angeliki George Karafas. 
   Mr. Karafas was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. 
   Surviving are his three sons, Tony Karafas and wife Maria, Gus Karafas and wife Argie, and Steve Karafas and wife Crystal; six grandchildren, Angela Karafas, Argie Karafas, Eleni Karafas, Agnes Karafas, Angel Karafas, and George Karafas; one sister, Olga Karafas, all of Wilmington, NC; and other relatives living in the United States and in Greece. 
   Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church by the Rev. Father Regis John Alexoudis and Rev. Nicholas Spirakis. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   The Trasagion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   Memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 608 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 4894, Wilmington, NC 28406. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   THELMA JANE HENRY TRIPP 
   Thelma Jane Henry Tripp, age 82, of 4003 Cedar Ave., Wilmington died Sunday, July 23, 2000 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born November 26, 1917 in Wilmington, N.C. to the late George M. and Bertha C. Batson Henry and was preceded in death by her husband Pershing D. Tripp. 
   Mrs. Tripp was a longtime member of Park Ave Baptist Church. 
   She is survived by two sons, Jeffery H. Tripp and Ronnie P. Tripp both of Wilmington, N.C. One foster son, Wayne O. Morse of Burgaw, N.C. Two brothers, Wilbur E. Henry of Talladega, Ala. and Graham B. Henry of Hampsted, N.C. 
   Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Warren Sprouse officiating. Internment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
   Pallbearers will be Alan D. Tiller, William J. Caulk Jr., Wayne E. Baker, Darryl L. Bruestle, Kenneth Farrar, Robert Loy Jr. 
   The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at the Funeral Home. 
   Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service Oleander Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 
   A Service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 910-791-4444. 
   
   BRAXEY 'BUCK' GREENWOOD 
   Braxey (Buck) Greenwood, 68, of Wilmington went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, July 23, 2000 at his residence. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 at Sechrest Funeral Home, Archdale, N.C. 
   He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda. He is survived by a very loving and caring sister who cared for him in her special ways, a wife Evelyn and four sons Mike, Bobby, Brian, Barry and one daughter, Beverly 


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