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Wednesday, August 9, 2000
 
   Bennett, RoxyAnn, 59, of Smithfield died Sunday at Johnston County Memorial Hospital, Smithfield. Arrangements will be announced by East Coast Cremation and Funeral Service, Sunset Beach. 
   
   Brooks, Quincy O'Neal Andre, 8, son of Alexander and Daisy Brooks of 95 Vereen Ave., Tabor City died Sunday at Columbus County Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Carroll, W. Ray, 83, of Beulaville died Monday at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hallsville Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Community Funeral Home, Beulaville. 
   
   Cumbee, Angela, 36, of 2908 Dock Road, Whiteville, died Sunday. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Peacock's Chapel in the Pines, Whiteville. Burial will be in the Cumbee Cemetery. 
   
   Davis, Willie Verline, 95, of 1101 Chestnut St. died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Luke AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Edge, Albert, 62, of 117 Steele St., Fair Bluff died Monday at Columbus County Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Gray, Jonnie Parrish, of Panama City, Fla., died Saturday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. 
   
   Jenkins, Dennis D., of 3502 Dogwood Road N.E., Leland, died Wednesday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Hoopers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McLaurin Cemetery. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   Jones, Eugene William, 76, of 930 N. MacMillan Ave., Apt. E. died Monday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Joyner, Charles Leon, of 803 Clarendon Ave., Southport, died Saturday. The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. today at St. James AMEZ Church. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery. McCoy-Greene Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   Lovette, Wilma Ruth Moore, 67, of the Norton Community, Green Sea, S.C., died Monday at home. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Gapway Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lovette Cemetery, Green Sea, S.C. Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City. 
   
   McRae, Rosezell, of 210 Lancaster Road died Saturday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Marks Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Nance, Tony Jefferson, 50, of 443 Sweet Bay Drive, Southport died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by National Cremation Service, Supply. 
   
   Price, Ruby Evelyn, of Paradise Lane, Shallotte died Sunday. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel. Burial will be in the Singletary Cemetery, Bladenboro. 
   
   Spivey, Dozier M., 76, of Hardy Road, Whiteville, died Monday at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial will be in the Spivey Cemetery. 
   
   Stephens, Florence Ruth Zell, 71, of 119 Egret Point Road died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Pine Valley Church of God. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Twining, Elizabeth Chadwick, died Monday at Davis Health Care. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today in Oakdale Cemetery. Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Walker, Jennie Wall, 91, of Liberty Commons died Monday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Watson-King Funeral Home Chapel, Rockingham. 
   
   Wilson, Hazel Henry, 81, of 1176 Porter's Lane Road, Rocky Point, died Saturday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Point. Burial will be in the Burgaw Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Wilson, Mildred Chestnutt, 82, of Warsaw died Monday at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia. 
   
   Young, Levi Jr., 62, of 4917 Cantwell Road, formerly of 624 Bunting Drive, died Monday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   HENRY M. 'HANK' LANTZ 
   Henry M. "Hank," Lantz of Leland, NC died Monday, August 7, 2000, at his residence. 
   He was born December 20, 1922 in Philippi, WV, son of the late William Henry and Mollie Ryan Lantz, and was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Waycaster Lantz. 
   Mr. Lantz was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II. He was employed by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department for many years, and was a Mason. 
   Surviving are his two children, Lisa Small, and Billy Lantz and wife Cathy; two grandchildren, Christy Small Hicks and husband Brian, and Daniel Lantz, all of Leland, NC; and several nieces and nephews. 
   Graveside services, with full military honors, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000, in Greenlawn Memorial Park by Bishop Richard Williford. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel, and other times at the son's residence, 128 Westover Dr., Leland. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   MR. WALTER LEWIS PAMPLIN 
   Mr. Walter Lewis Pamplin, 80, of 1502 Marblehead Ct., Wilmington, NC died Monday, August 8, 2000, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington. 
   A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Green Hill Cemetery. 
   He was born March 26, 1920, in Greensboro, NC to the late Walter Marion Pamplin and Blanche Gertrude Thomas Pamplin. 
   Mr. Pamplin was a retired District Manager for Piedmont Natural Gas. He was a longtime resident of the Greensboro-High Point area before moving to Wilmington 6 years ago. He saw action with the US Army in the European Theater during World War II. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the US Marine Corps. He was a member of the Pine Valley Baptist Church. 
   Surviving are his wife, Dora Anne Bowden Pamplin; two children of a previous marriage, Walter Lewis Pamplin Jr. of Shepherdstown, WV and Linda Pamplin Harwell and husband Larry of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren. He was loved and will be missed by his wife's children; John and Hazel Gideon of Wilmington, Lynne Gideon of Greensboro, Kelly Gideon of Winston-Salem, Gail Gideon of Greensboro and one step-great-grandchild. 
   The family received friends Tuesday, August 8, 2000, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Chapel. 
   Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   He fought a good fight, he finished the course, and he kept the faith. 
   Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, Greensboro. 
   
   VICTOR S. MOORE 
   MOUNT OLIVE - Victor Sullivan Moore, 69, of 277 Oak Ridge Avenue, died Monday. 
   Funeral, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Tyndall Funeral Home. Burial, Jones Family Cemetery near Mount Olive. 
   Surviving: wife, Della Benton Moore, of the home; daughters, Mary Frye of Currie, Annie Ruth Lucas of Wilmington, Inez Pierce of Rocky Point, Faye Quick of Leland, Jennifer Moore of Bolton; sons, Jerry Spivey of Rocky Point, James Foss of Wilmington; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. 
   Tyndall Funeral Home, Mount Olive. 
   
   MRS. VIOLA WALLS WILLIAMS 
   Mrs. Viola Walls Williams, 98, resident of Vienna Village, died there early Sunday morning. She was born on August 1, 1902, in Wilkes County to Ambrose Houston Walls and Margaret Shore Walls. Mrs. Williams was a longtime member of Northwest Baptist Church where she had served in a number of offices. She had also been actively involved in several civic organizations. Preceding her in death were her husband, Thurman Louis Williams Sr., in 1967; and four brothers and six sisters. 
   Surviving are her son, Thurman L. "Butch" Williams Jr., and his wife, Betsy, of Winston-Salem; her daughter, Carol W. Tilden and husband, "Buddy" of Wilmington; four grandchildren, Cathy Pickett and husband Jim of Rich Creek, VA.; Steve Williams and wife Janet of Lewisville; Woody Burrell and Stacey Burrell, both of Wilmington; three great-grandchildren, Bobby Pickett of Radford, VA, Thomas Williams and Stephanie Williams, both of Lewisville. A memorial service was held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Northwest Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Luther Morphis. The family received friends following the service in the church parlor. At other times they may be reached at the home of "Butch" and Betsy Williams. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northwest Baptist Church, 407 Petree Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106. 
   Vogler and Sons Reynolda Rd. Chapel is serving the family. 
   
   MR. RANFORD LARRY WELLS 
   ROCKY POINT - Ranford Larry Wells, age 53, died Tuesday at his residence. 
   The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   Funeral service arrangements will be announced by Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   MR. HANSFORD RAY HARRELSON 
   OAK ISLAND - Mr. Hansford Ray Harrelson, 53, of 702 West Oak Island Drive, died Monday, August 7, 2000 at University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, after an extended battle with cancer and cancer-caused complications. 
   Memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Chapel. Visitation will immediately follow the memorial service. 
   Mr. Harrelson was born September 1, 1946 in Lumberton, a son of the late John and Madeline Phillips Harrelson and moved to Oak Island in 1973. He was a 1964 graduate of Lumberton High School, served three years in the U.S. Navy, and was employed by CP&L from 1967-1995. 
   A lover of sport fishing, he was former president of Oak Island Fishing Club and was also an avid shagger. 
   Survivors include his children, Stoney Harrelson and Courtney Raye Harrelson, both of Wilmington and their mother, Faye Stone Harrelson of Oak Island; a brother, Archie Carlton Harrelson and his wife Sharlene of Graham; a brother, William Truett Harrelson of Lumberton; a sister, Jenny Fowler of Lumberton; niece, Melissa and nephew Allen of Graham; niece Stacy and nephew Chad of Lumberton; maternal aunt, Velenia Thompson of Lumberton; his in-laws, Linwood and Irene Stone and Elizabeth Stone of Lumberton; Linda, Ray, and Jacob Goff of Fay|ette|ville; Rena and Mark Giles of Wilmington. 
   Memorial contributions may be made to Long Bay Artificial Reef Association, 3928 Cross Street, S.E., Bolivia, NC 28422. 
   Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   OTTIE VIRGINIA ANDREWS 
   SUPPLY - Ottie Virginia Andrews, age 72, widow of George K. Andrews, died Monday, August 7, 2000, at her residence on Josh Circle. 
   She was born in Brunswick County, a daughter of the late Lula Hewett and Albert Walker Clemmons. She was a homemaker. 
   Surviving are her daughters, Patricia Stout and her husband, Steve, Rose Hoots and her husband, Junior, all of Supply and Violet Andrews of Leland; grandchildren, Hope Brission, Janice McLamb, Felica Gray, Megan Gray, Andrea Evans and Faith Evans; great-grandchildren, Dylan Brission, Logan Brission, Summer Gray, Christopher Quick, Aundrea Washington, Demaria Evans, Tayevonne Evans, and Rodney McLamb, Jr. 
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Shelf Point Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Inman officiating. Interment will be in Silent Grove Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 Wednesday, August 9, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
   REVEREND GILES W. BUTLER 
   Services for Reverend Giles W. Butler, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Baptist Church, conducted by Reverend Donald P. Davis, Reverend Norman Hunt, Reverend O'Neil Sharpe and Reverend Jim Law. Interment will follow at Southland Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Builders Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. 
   Reverend Butler died Monday, August 7, 2000. Born in Wilmington, NC, he was a son of the late Theodore R. and Alice Hazel Bledson Butler. He was an U.S. Army veteran with service in the European Theater during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day Invasion. Reverend Butler had been a local resident since 1988 and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a retired Baptist minister having pastored Community Chapel Baptist Church, Leland, NC, Old Shallotte Baptist Church, Shallotte, NC, and Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Neeses, SC. Reverend Butler was a member of the Lexington Baptist Association. 
   Surviving are his wife, Merle S. Butler of Cayce; daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria Ann and Vernon Nicholson of Laurens, Rosemary Butler Robinson and Wayne Robinson of Wilmington, NC; sons and daughter-in-law, James Edward Butler of Laurens, Giles Wayne and Gail Butler of Laurens; brothers, Boyd Butler of Granite City, IL, Maurice Butler of Wilmington, NC; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 
   
   BRENDA ELIZABETH 'BETH' TYSON-HOWARD 
   Brenda Elizabeth "Beth" Tyson-Howard of Castle Hayne, NC died Saturday, August 5, 2000. 
   She was born in Wilmington, NC, November 24, 1979, daughter of Billy Ray Tyson and Brenda Gail Tyson. 
   Beth was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church and was currently a student. 
   Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Danny Ray Howard; one daughter Hannah Blair Howard; brothers Billy Ray Tyson II, Frederick Alan Tyson and Donnie Carroll and wife Shelly; her paternal grandmother Eva Watson Tyson; aunts Loletta Dent, Barbara Cowan and husband John; special friends Larry, Tammy and Thomas Whitman; and in-laws, Pat Howard and John Blackwood, and Arthur and Eunice Howard. 
   Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2000 in Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
   The family will be at their home. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

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