Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina Obituaries


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William Archie Boswell of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, March 4, 2001.
He was born February 18, 1920, in Wilmington, NC, son of the late William Darchie and Nina Mae Hicks Boswell, and was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Carter Boswell; two sons, Billy Boswell and Terry Boswell; and one grandson.
Surviving are one son, Wayne Boswell of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and, one sister, Margaret E. Boswell of Wilmington.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001 in Greenlawn Memorial Park by Rev. Ann Jahnes.
The family will receive friends at their residence, 1213 Spofford Circle.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Dorothy Lenora Spivey Owens of Leland, NC died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 5, 1930, in Columbus County, NC, daughter of the late George Washington and Sally Brown Spivey, and was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Owens.
Surviving are her three daughters, Dedera Jones and husband Charles of Wilmington, NC; Sandra Smith and husband Robert of Leland, NC; and Terry Caroon and husband Keith of Southport, NC; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Macky Spivey of Rockwell, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by Dr. Lamar Brooks and Rev. Donald Batchelor. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mrs. Owen's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Juanita Pierce Barden of Plantation Village, Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Sneads Ferry, NC on September 7, 1916, the daughter of the late Martha Redd Pierce and Benjamin Franklin Pierce Jr.
Mrs. Barden was a U.S. Deputy Marshall in Raleigh, NC, prior to retiring to Wilmington. She was a member of Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her son, Dr. H.L. "Hank" Barden Jr., and wife Barbara of Wilmington; a brother, Maj. USAF Ret. Heywood Pierce of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Madlon Glover and husband Norwood of Miami, FL; and two grandchildren, Pierce P. Barden and wife Courtney of Harrisburg, PA, and Christopher H. Barden of Charlotte, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001 in the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church, Wrightsville Beach, by Dr. Huw Christopher.
The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church, 2 West Fayetteville Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Moore of Leland, NC went to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, March 5, 2001.
He was born November 18, 1949, in Pender County, NC, son of Tressie D. Moore of Currie, NC and the late James Edward Moore.
Mr. Moore was a member of Bear Branch Baptist Church in Currie, NC. He was a crane operator for International Paper Company for over twenty-three years.
Mr. Moore was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, whose smile will live on in the hearts of those that knew him. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Patty M. Moore of the home; one daughter, April Moore Ramsey and husband Finn of Leland, NC; five sisters, Mary Carroll, Brenda Williamson and husband Alan, all of Goose Creek, SC, Emily Losada-Martinez and husband Fortunato, Edwina Hall and husband Joel Lopez, all of Currie, NC, and Sherry Mandujano and husband Primitivo of Ivanhoe, NC; one brother, James Walter Moore and wife Shelby of Leland, NC; and two grandchildren, Robbie Ramsey and Ryan Ramsey.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March. 8, 2001 in Moore's Family Cemetery, Currie, NC by Rev. James Buchanan.
In lieu of flowers, a love offering may be made in memory of Kenny to wife, Patty Moore, c/o Riegelwood Federal Credit Union, PO Box 508, Riegelwood, NC 28456.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

Pamela Gail Blalock passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2001, following an extended illness.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, in Prospect Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made c/o Margaret Moore, 218 Mohawk Trail, Wilmington, NC 28409, to assist with funeral costs.
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

Anne Elizabeth Anderson of Rocky Point, NC, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Pender Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation by Rev. Lawrence F. Meyer.
The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church, and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28411.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

James "Jimmy" Perhealth of Hampstead, NC died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 19, 1953, in Hampton, VA, son of Theodore E. and Cleo O. Watkins Perhealth.
Surviving are his three sisters, Wanda P. Capps of Jacksonville, NC, Diane Hardee and Carolean Medlin, both of Hampstead, NC; and one brother, Ray Perhealth of Murfreesboro, TN.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Livingstones Tabernacle, 127 Sloop Point Loop Rd., Hampstead, NC 28443.
Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel.

BURGAW - Doris Woodcock Cherry, age 79, formerly of Clinton died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Pender Memorial Hospital.
She was born February 8, 1922, in Pender County and was the daughter of the late Neil Melvin and Ada Lee Bramble Woodcock. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Cherry and brothers, Bernice B. Woodcock, Jack M. Woodcock Sr. and Neil Marcus Woodcock.
Mrs. Cherry was a lifelong member of Caswell Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of James Walker School of Nursing, Class of 1944. She was a veteran of WWII, having served as a Lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps. She retired as Assistant Director of Nursing at Sampson Memorial Hospital and then continued to work as company nurse at The Lundy's Packing Company in Clinton.
Surviving are her brother, Wilbur C. Woodcock of Atkinson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Caswell Presbyterian Church, Atkinson with the Rev. Richard Wurtzel officiating.
Burial will follow in Woodcock Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be the nephews of Doris Woodcock Cherry.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Wilbur and Raye Woodcock, Atkinson.
Memorial gifts may be given to Caswell Presbyterian Church, PO Box 189, Atkinson, NC 28421.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.

Catherine Diggle Brown, 84, of Charlotte, NC, died peacefully, Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center, following a period of declining health. She was attended by her children.
Mrs. Brown was born April 24, 1916, in Charlotte, daughter of Samuel Lewis and Mary Louise Cobb Diggle of Central Avenue. She attended Central High School in Charlotte, and graduated from Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC. In November, 1942, she was accepted into the Women's Army Auxiliary Forces. She was the 42nd woman from North Carolina to be allowed to enlist in the Army during WWII. She was promoted twice, and was commanding a training company in Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, when she was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain, following a service related disability. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Disabled American Veterans and St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Charlotte.
After WWII, Miss Diggle married James A. Brown Jr., who served from 1950 to 1962 as Assistant Administrator of Greenville General Hospital, and from, 1962 to 1970 as Administrator of Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Brown is survived by their three children, James Arthur Brown III of Cary, NC, George Conril Brown of Washington, DC, and Catherine Elizabeth Holmgreen of Greenville, SC; three grandchildren, Amanda Leigh, David Joseph and Elizabeth Styron Gault; brother Samuel Lewis Diggle Jr., of Charlotte, and sisters Mrs. Carl Lowry of Charlotte, and Mrs. Carl Duncan of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.
A visitation from 6-7 p.m., followed by a rosary, will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Harry and Bryant in Charlotte. Mrs. Brown will be buried with her late husband in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, NC. Memorials may be made to Holy Angels in Belmont, NC.
Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mrs. Brown.

Kenneth Harold Tichnell, age 77 of Mt. Lake Park, died on Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland. He was born January 5, 1924 in Kitzmiller and was the son of the late Arthur S. Tichnell and Kathleen (Junkins) Tichnell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Haggen Tichnell and two brothers, Johnny Tichnell and Arthur "Red" Tichnell Jr.
Mr. Tichnell began his career as the owner of Tich's Truck Stop in Frederick and later became a member of the B&O Railroad Security police, was a former Maryland State Police Trooper, worked as Supervisor of Air Security for Washington State and Alaska, and retired from the U.S. Customs Service. Mr. Tichnell was a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II where he served as a pilot in both Sicily and Germany
He is survived by three sons, Martin Tichnell and his wife Janis of Cumberland, James "JJ" Lightner and his wife Eva of Wilmington, N.C. and Kenneth "KC" Tichnell and his wife Bonnie of Mt. Lake Park, one daughter, Gloria Durning and her husband Joseph of Flossmoor, IL., two brothers Frederick Tichnell of Mt. Lake Park and Bobby Dale Tichnell of Frederick, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Tichnell was a member of Proctor Kildow Post #71 American Legion, McCoole Post # 6775 V.F.W, the Maryland Police Alumni Association and the N.R.A.
Military Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Oleander Memorial Gardens with Rev. Adrian Shepard officiating.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 3915 Oleander Drive, (910-791-4444).

HALTOM CITY - Emmagene McMullin, 82, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Haltom City.
Visitation will be Thursday in the Williamsburg Room of Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Services at the graveside, 11 a.m. Friday, Cabel Roberts, officiating. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Emmagene McMullin was born September 22, 1918 in Decatur, TX. She was an electrical assembler for General Dynamics and an associate of Radio Shack.
Survivors: sons, A.C. McMullin and his wife, Barbara of Bolivia, N.C., Jerald G. McMullin and his wife, Mary of Haltom City; grandchildren, Tonia Kinkead and her husband, Dan of Williamsburg, VA., Tamila McLeod and her husband, David of Keller, Denise Fleming and her husband, Gordan of Clifton, VA., Holli Reagan and her husband, Gerald of Haltom City, Cynthia Diaz and her husband, Fred of North Richland Hills, Donnis K. McMullin of Springfield, VA.; seven great-grandchildren; brother, James Miller Goodger of Fort Worth, and sister-in-law, Frankie Goodger of Fort Worth.
Thompson's Harveson and Cole Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas.

Joseph E. Green Pleasant, eldest son of Virginia and Stephen Green, was born April 16, 1940, in Pine|wood, South Carolina. He attended public schools in New Hanover County and graduated from Williston High School in the class of 1958. Joseph joined the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1961. While serving in the USAF, he received a BA degree from the University of Nebraska, a MA degree from Wichita State University (Kansas) and a MPA from Golden Gate University (California).
During his military career, Joseph received several Air Force Medals and Commendations. He retired from the USAF in 1986 with the rank of Captain and accepted a staff position with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as Chief of Safety. After 10 years of service with WMATA, Joseph retired and joined Siemens International, a company that designs and builds subway systems in major cities around the world. Joseph was an active member of Ebnezer A.M.E. Church in Ft. Washington, Maryland, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Faternity Inc. Through the fraternity he helped shape numerous educational and charitable programs such as the annual Special Olympic events.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Patricia W. Pleasant; three children, Marva A. Pleasant of Wilmington, NC, Stephen N. Pleasant of Washington, DC, and Kelly Pleasant (Learie) George of Severn, Maryland; two brothers, Lewis (Sonja) Green of Wilmington, NC, and Eugene (Patricia) Green of Ft. Washington, Maryland; two uncles, Joseph (Mattie) Green of Baltimore, Maryland, and Nathan (Gail) Pleasant of Pinewood, SC; one aunt, Mary McFadden of Pinewood, SC; three grandsons, one great-grandson; two nieces; four nephews; mother-in-law, Laura C. Powell of Wilmington, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephan AME Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 Sunday evening. At other times the family will receive visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson, 813 South 12th Street, and 1112 Whistler Ave.
Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.

Beatrice Williamson Stewart, 80, of Wilmington, NC, and formerly of Fayetteville, NC, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her residence.
She was born in Bladen County, NC, on June 14, 1920, the daughter of the late Bertha Bell Burney Williamson and Rembert H. Williamson.
Mrs. Stewart was an active and lifetime member of Haymount United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. She participated in volunteer work as a Pink Lady at Highsmith-Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville and a Grey Lady for the Veterans Administration Hospital, also in Fayetteville, and the American Red Cross.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Sam Elmo Stewart; three children, Elaine Mintz, Nancy Glasgow and husband Robert, and Deborah Bahen and husband Jim, all of Wilmington, NC; seven grand|children, Caroline Jackson, Stephen Mintz and wife Lynn, Heather Glasgow, Robert Glasgow Jr., James Glasgow and wife Leslie, Jennifer Bahen and Stephanie Bahen; two great-grandchildren, Cassidy Mintz and Dillon Mintz; and a sister, Marguerite Vivian of Pinehurst, NC.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, by Hospice Chaplain Sweetie Frances.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts way be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725 Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. to celebrate the life and ministry of the late Rev. Dr. William Eugene Dornemann. The service will be at The Church of the Servant on Oriole Drive, with Rev. Dornemann's wife, the Rev. Maxine Maddox Dornemann, giving the eulogy. Friends and former parishioners of Father Bill and Maxine are invited to attend, and to accompany the family to lunch afterward at McAllister's Gourmet Deli on South College Road.

Billy Jean O'Neal, 66, of Durham passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2001. She was born in Durham to the late Hazel Perry O'Neal and William Elliot O'Neal Sr. and later grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, which she considered to be her home. Jean spent many of her adult years in Blacks|burg, Virginia, having worked at Virginia Tech University, and then returning to Durham for the last 13 years to be closer to family.
She was a gregarious, outgoing, fun-loving mother of three and grandmother of 10, all of whom she adored. Jean enjoyed a passion for the theater and was actively involved in many local productions throughout her life. She was a volunteer with the Carolina Playmakers; member, Carolina Harmony Chapter (Raleigh), Sweet Adelines; and had lifelong involvement with numerous community service organizations.
She is survived by her children and their families: Donna Boone-Caldwell of Blacksburg, Virginia, Michael Warshauer of Atlanta, Georgia, and Wendy Davidow of Southfield, Michigan; a brother and sister-in-law, Elliot and Barbara O'Neal of Wilmington; her aunt, Helen Spratt of Durham, and special cousins and nephews who were very dear to her. Jean felt blessed to have many wonderful neighbors and special friends, in addition to caring co-workers at the City of Durham. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Planned Parenthood or the Alzheimers Associations.
A memorial service was held on Friday afternoon, March 8, at 3:00 p.m. at the Howerton Bryan Funeral Home in Durham.

WILMINGTON - Mrs. Hattie Lee Merrell, age 88, formerly of Kelly, died Friday, March 9, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Merrell was born September 14, 1912, in Bladen County and was the daughter of the late William A. and Alice Melvin Russ. She was predeceased by her son, Robert Sinclair Kelly; grandchildren, Judith Louise Sawyer, John Edward Reher and Bernie Reher; and one great-granddaughter.
She was a member of White Lake Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Johnny Reher and Janice and Harry Corbett, all of Kelly, Carol and Leo Vereen, Rita and Terrance Benjey and Judy and Louis Sawyer, all of Wilmington; daughter-in-law, Carole Kelly of Hampton, VA; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ruth Kelly of Kelly, Edith Hedgepeth and Lois Marshall, both of Newport News, VA, and brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Janet Russ of Lynchburg, VA.
Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel, with the Rev Teddy Lawson officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home immediately following the funeral service until 5:00 p.m.
Committal service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
Grandsons of Hattie Lee Merrell will serve as casketbearers.
The family requests that memorial gifts be given to American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, 2 Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601-1764 or to Holy Angels Inc., PO Box 710, Belmont, NC 28012.
Hattie Lee Merrell was a very special loving and caring mother, grandmother and sister. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.

HARRELLS - Mr. Jeff Thornton Anders, 86, of 7521 Wildcat Rd., died Friday at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
Mr. Anders was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine A. Connell.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Presbyterian Church in Kerr by the Rev. Currie Long, Rev. Herbert Pate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Anders is survived by his wife, Wanda P. Anders; 2 sons, Charles Anders, Joseph Anders, both of HarRells; 1 daughter, Peggy Carter, of Clinton; adopted daughter, Doris Pridgen of Ivanhoe; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.

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