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Wednesday, July 26, 2000

   Blanton, James Harvey, 84, of 287 Murphy Store Road, Rose Hill, died Monday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Island Creek Baptist Church. Entombment will be in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum. Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. 
   
   Crumpler, Edward Lee, 49, of Wallace died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Adoram Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Matthews Funeral Service, Wallace. 
   
   Daye, Albert L. Sr., of 521 Eason St., Goldsboro, died Tuesday at Pitt Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Greenville. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Dunbar, Alice, of 6429 Patrick Drive, NE, Leland, died Monday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by French I. Davis Funeral Home. 
   
   Eaniri, Mary Lee, 78, of 202 N. Franklin St., Whiteville, died Monday at Columbus County Hospital. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. 
   
   Graham, Rudolph, 73, of Fair Bluff died Monday at Columbus County Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Harley, Doris, 46, of Fair Bluff died Sunday at Columbus County Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   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. 
   
   Johnson, Grace Y., of Carolina Beach died Tuesday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Jones, Lillie Mae, of 16345 U.S. 17 N., Hampstead, died Monday at Woodbury Wellness Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Karafas, George A., died Sunday at Duke Medical Center, Durham. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Keplar, Mary Alice White, 87, of Shoreland Nursing Home, White|ville, formerly of Boone, died Monday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in China Grove Cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. 
   
   Lanier, Mary Susan Jones, 79, of Faison died Monday at Sampson Regional Medical Center, Clinton. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Padgett Funeral Home Chapel, Wallace. Burial will be in Clay Hill Cemetery. 
   
   Mays, Frank Albert, 67, of Greenville, formerly of Taylorsville, died Saturday at home. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. Alexander Funeral Service, Taylorsville. 
   
   Newton, Edna Highsmith Clifton, 97, of 1804 Giddensville Road died Monday at Sampson Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Clifton Family Cemetery. Royal-Hall Funeral Home, Clinton. 
   
   Nickerson, James Edwards, 82, of 388 Brinson Road, Magnolia, died Monday at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Funeral Home Cemetery. Rose Hill Funeral Home Service, Rose Hill. 
   
   Rasmussen, Adelaide Mathilda, of 916 Shoalcreek Road died Monday at home. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Ridley, Earl, 87, of Whiteville died Saturday at Premier Living Health Care, Lake Waccamaw. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   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. 
   
   Sloan, Donald, formerly of Wilmington died Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Tripp, Thelma Jane Henry, 82, of 4003 Cedar Ave. died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Bible Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Worley, Bobby Gray Sr., 64, of Chadbourn died Monday at Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial will be in China Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. 
   
   JAMES OLIVER WOODWARD, JR. 
   TAYLORSVILLE - James Oliver Woodward, Jr., age 63, of Wilmington, formerly of Alexander County, died Monday, July 24, 2000 in Pender County as the result of a boating accident. He was born in Alexander County, North Carolina on Saturday, May 8, 1937 to the late James Oliver Woodward, Sr. and Sarah Head Woodward. He was a 1955 graduate of Stony Point High School. 
   He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wilmington. Prior to his retirement he was a pilot for US Air. He was a member of the QB (Quiet Birdmen) Pilot's Club and the Piedmont Breakfast Club. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of St. John's Lodge #1, Sudan Temple, in Wilmington and the Scottish Rite of Freemasons. 
   Survivors include his wife, Shelby Hammer Woodward; two sons, Nathan Scott Woodward of Wilmington and James Oliver Woodward, III of Indiana; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Woodward of Wilmington; one brother, Donald Woodward of Hiddenite; one sister, Doris Woodward Rash of Statesville; a number of nieces and nephews; special family friends, Terri Parham and family. 
   The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 27, 2000 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville. A celebration of Mr. Woodward's life will follow at noon in the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Service. The service will be conducted by Rev. Larry Swidzinski. 
   Interment will follow in the Hiddenite Cemetery with the Masonic Rite by Lee Lodge #253. Members of the Lee Lodge in Taylorsville will serve as active pall bearers and honorary pall bearers, Cyril Hammer, Jr., Ken A. Hammer, Scott Woodward, James Woodward, III, William Hammer, Richard Woodward, and Darren Rash. 
   The family will assemble at the residence of Lula Mae Hammer at 231 South 6th Street, SW, Taylorsville, NC, following the graveside service. 
   In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2994, Hickory, NC 28603. 
   The Woodward family has entrusted arrangements to Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville. 
   
   MRS. MARY LANCASTER EVANS 
   GREENVILLE - Mrs. Mary Lancaster Evans, 90, died Sunday, July 23, 2000. 
   The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. 
   Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel D. Evans, and son, L. Morris Evans. 
   She is survived by her son, Ervin L. Evans and his wife, Ruth Page Evans, of Greenville; daughter-in-law, Shannon F. Evans of Carolina Beach; grandchildren, Pamela E. Sutherland of Apex, Edward E. Evans and his wife, Sharon, of Wilmington, and Joy E. Evans of Myrtle Beach, SC; and great-grandchildren, Christian Sutherland, Savannah Sutherland, Joseph Sellers, and John Sellers. 
   Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville. 
   
   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, his mother, Minnie Jernigan, who cared for him in her special ways, a wife, Evelyn, and four sons, Mike, Bobby, Brian, Barry, and one daughter, Beverly. 
   
   CHADWICK LAMBERT 
   Chadwick Lambert, of 1710 Maco Road, died at his residence on Sunday, July 23, 2000. 
   He was born in Tampa, FL, on March 23, 1970, the son of Craig Lambert of Burgaw and the late Judy Scoggins Lambert. 
   Chad enjoyed fishing and country dancing, and is remembered by family and friends as a good hearted person. 
   Surviving in addition to his father is his son, Cody Lambert and his mother Amy Hardison; a sister, Melissa Yarborough and husband Eddie of Burgaw; a brother, Christopher Lambert of Burgaw; and his maternal grandmother, Gretta Scoggins of Maco. 
   Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000 in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. William H. Pearsall Sr. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   MR. LEWIS DONALD WOODCOCK 
   ATKINSON - Lewis Donald Woodcock, age 54, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. 
   Mr. Woodcock was born May 16, 1946, in Pender County and was the son of the late Manuay L. and Agnes Malpass Woodcock. He was predeceased by brothers, Stacy Woodcock and Everett Woodcock and a sister, Elsie Barnhill. 
   He served in the US Army Reserves. 
   Surviving are his special friend, Diane E. Spencer; daughter, Vicki Johnson and husband, Cliff of Clinton; brothers, Harold Woodcock and Danny Woodcock, both of Atkinson; and sisters, Sarah Atkinson of Burgaw, Janice Norris of Penderlea, Dixie Malpass, Drucille King and husband, Ed, and Daisy Kelly and husband, Walter, all of Wilmington. 
   Graveside funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Woodcock Cemetery with Mr. Herbert Pate officiating. 
   Memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Charli Ramsey Fund, C/O First Citizens Bank, PO Box 270, Atkinson, NC 28421. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   ELIZABETH (MONK) MINTZ VARNUM 
   Elizabeth (Monk) Mintz Varnum, age 84, of 3610 Maco Rd., Leland, died Monday, July 24, 2000 at Cape Fear Hospital. 
   She was born May 26, 1916 to the late James and Leatrice Skipper Mintz and was preceded in death by her husband Johnny P. Varnum and her son Jimmy Lee Mintz. 
   Mrs. Varnum was a member of Farmers Chapel Baptist Church. 
   She is survived by two stepsons, Joseph (Dan) McCorie of Conway, S.C., and Jack Matthis of Riegelwood. Two daughters, Ruby Marie of Wilmington and Lois Gore. One stepdaughter, Helen Hoffman of Dallas, N.C. One brother, William W. Mintz of Wilmington, N.C. Two sisters, Louise Brown and Mary Brown of Leland, NC. Numerous grandchildren also survive. 
   Graveside services will be held 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at Farmers Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Maco with Rev. Martin Stubbs officiating. 
   A Service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 910-791-4444. 
   
   ERNEST C. JONES 
   (16 Oct 1920 - 20 Jul 2000) 
   On July 20, 2000, Ernie Jones died at age 79 in Cocoa Beach, FL. He suffered from chronic emphysema and had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer. 
   Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, he graduated with a BA from Ohio State, Phi Beta Kappa, and an MA from the University of Pittsburgh. He spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force find retired as a Colonel in 1968. Heavily decorated, he served proudly in WWII as a B-25 bomber pilot in the Pacific campaign and provided airlift support during the Korean War. 
   After retiring from the Air Force, he served for several years as President of a small manufacturing company in Cleveland, OH. In 1972, he joined GE in upstate NY, procuring nuclear fuel for their reactors. He transferred with GE to Wilmington, NC, in 1978 and retired in 1987. He remained in the Wilmington area until 1996 when he moved to Cocoa Beach, FL. 
   He is survived by his son, Charles E. (Terry) Jones III, USN (ret.) of Arlington, VA; grandson, LT Christopher L. Jones, USN, of lngleside, TX; and granddaughter, Stephanie L. Jones of Alexandria, VA. 
   Memorial services will be held on July 29, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society (800-227-2345) in the name of Ernest C. Jones Jr., 1805 Crystal Dr., #609, Arlington, VA 22202. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   RAYMOND N. ARKILANDER 
   Raymond N. Arkilander of Wilmington died Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   He was born October 11, 1918 in Ashtabula, OH, son of the late Niles and Lempi Haapala Arkilander. 
   Surviving are his wife, Lula Laituri Arkilander of the home; his children, David Arkilander and wife Dorothy of Stratford, CT, William Arkilander and wife Katherine of Riverton, CT, and Susan Herron and husband Phillip of Burlington, CT; six grandchildren, Timothy Arkilander, Alison Pomper, Michael Arkilander, Kelly Herron, Cinthia Beaumont, April Bordenro; and four great-grandchildren. 
   A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000 in the Chapel of Cornelia Nixon Davis Health Care Center. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   EARNEST BARTLEY CLEMMONS 
   SUPPLY - Earnest Bartley Clemmons, 78, of 168 Mt. Pisgah Road, S.W., Supply, died Monday, July 24, 2000 at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, Wilmington. 
   Born in Brunswick County, N.C., August 9, 1921, he was the son of the late Bartley and Nan Hewett Clemmons and was pre-deceased by his wife, Violet Sing Clemmons. Mr. Clemmons was a retired Farmer and Carpenter and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. 
   He is survived by four sons, Ernest W. Clemmons and wife Gloria, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Waddell Clemmons and wife Judy, William D. (Danny) Clemmons and wife Wanda and Don B. Clemmons and wife Debbie, all of Supply; one daughter, Betty S. Varnum and husband Billy, of Supply; one brother, Rob Clemmons, of Supply; one sister, Mae Stanley, of Shallotte; eight grand|children, Sue Harris and husband Alan, of Conway, N.C., Leamon Clemmons and wife Kim, of Shallotte, Jody Clemmons and wife Lauren, of Holden Beach, Brent Varnum and wife Becky of Supply, Troy Parker of Fair Bluff, S.C., Donna Clemmons, Brandy Clemmons and Davis ClemMons, all of Supply; six great-grandchildren Jordan Clemmons, Emily Clemmons, Cole Clemmons, Ashton Varnum, Hannah Varnum and Brittany Parker. 
   He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Clemmons, and three sisters, Mae Stanley, Janie Reynolds and Betty Thorpe. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Rev. Jack|ie Spillers and Rev. Cecil Carter will officiate. Interment will follow in Georgetown-Holden Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends at Coble Ward-Smith Supply Chapel between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday and will be at the residence of Waddell and Judy Clemmons, 273 Sellers Road, N.W. at other times. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund. 
   Arrangements by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service and Crematorium, Supply, N.C. 910-754-6848.


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