Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina
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Monday, September 4, 2000
 
    Bagwell, Thelma, died Sunday in Liberty Commons. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Bennett, Sammy, of Ash died Friday. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in the Milliken Cemetery. Coble Ward-Smith, Supply. 
   
   Canady, Hazel, of 312 S. Eighth St., formerly of 446 Manly Ave., died Friday in New 
   Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Eakins, Gary, of Burgaw died Saturday in Maple Hill. Arrangements will be announced by Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Farley, Virginia Rae, 73, died Saturday in Mariner Health Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service. 
   
   Grady, Archie, of 4233 Blue Clay Road, died Saturday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Hall, Charles Seymour "Buck", 67, of 871 Batton Road, Boiling Spring Lakes died Sunday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home. 
   
   Hatcher, Nicholas Carl, 22, of Chinquapin, died Saturday in Pitt Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Community Funeral Home, Beulaville. Burial will be in East Duplin Memorial Gardens. 
   
   Honeycutt, Essie Mae Costner, 86, of Willhaven Rest Home, Laurinburg formerly of Gastonia died Sunday. Arrangements will be announced by Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia. 
   
   Lane, Lillie, of 1505 Church St. died Saturday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Longora, James J., 83, of Hampstead died Thursday in Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Hampstead. Andrews Mortuary Hampstead. 
   
   Maready, Randy Keith, 46, of 119 Cypress Creek Road, died Sunday in Pitt Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Padgett Funeral Home. 
   
   Merritt, Wilbert, 75, of 5975 Bell-Williams Road, Currie, died Thursday in Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Moores Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Moores Creek Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Miller, Dwayne, of the Bronx, N.Y., formerly of Winnabow, died Aug. 27. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Drew Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Murray, John Wesley, 74, of Harmon Street, died Saturday. The funeral will be at noon Tuesday at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, Va. 
   
   Newkirk, Cornelia Wooten, 70, of 195 Lum Drive, Maple Hill, died Friday in Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Maple Hill. Burial will be in Maple Hill Community Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Oliver, Warren A. Jr., 77, formerly of Shallotte, has died. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crewe Cemetery, Crewe, Va. Coble Ward-Smith. 
   
   Porter, Johnnie Bradley, of 906 Sandhole Road, Riegelwood, died Wednesday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Mount Pleasant AME Zion Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home, Columbus County Chapel. 
   
   Sheehan, Michael, died Sunday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   DANNIE MOORE JONES 
   Dannie Moore Jones of 80 Catherine's Aly, Hampstead died Thursday, August 31, 2000 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. from Union Bethel A. M. E. Church with the pastor, Reverend Holland E. Boney officiating. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park. 
   Those remaining to cherish her love and memory are three daughters, Ms. Glendia M. Jones of Brooklyn, NY, Rev. Dr. Orea Jones-Wells of Hampstead, NC, and Ms. Anne M. Jones of Hampstead, NC; two sons, Mr. Billy L. Jones of Wilmington, NC and H. Wendell Jones of Brooklyn, NY. Fourteen grandchildren remain to cherish her memory, six granddaughters, Dana D. Jones of Holly Ridge, NC, Tamara Jones Jordan of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Jamaica Jones and Kayla Jones of Wilmington, N.C., Kyrstle Orea Jones and Brandy Dunning of Brooklyn, NY. There are eight grandsons, Jarrod and Torin Jones of Hampstead, NC, Ronnell Jones of San Bernardino, California, Darrin Jones of Wilmington, NC, Kendell and Kadeem Jones of Brooklyn, NY, Traylon Jones of Wilmington, N.C. and Philip Jones-Wells of Hampstead, NC. 
   There are also four great-grandchildren, Geoffre, Jewel, and Joi Jones of Holly Ridge, N.C. and Reakwon Jones of Wilmington, NC. 
   Mrs. Jones leaves one sister, Mrs. Goldie E. Wilson of Hampstead, N.C., one son-in-law, Mr. Thomas A. Wells of Hampstead, N.C., two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Naomi Jones of Wilmington, N.C. and Mrs. Faye Jones of Brooklyn, NY. One brother-in-law survives her, Mr. Kater T. Shepard of Hampstead, N.C.; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Moore of Jacksonville, NC. 
   Other survivors include countless numbers of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 
   A Service of Remembrance will be Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. and visitation will follow from 7-8 p.m. Visitation and prayers can be made at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 9-11 a.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. 
   A service of French I. Davis Funeral Home. 
   
   ANNIE BAILEY ULMER DARDEN 
   Annie Bailey Ulmer Darden, of Wilmington, NC, died on the morning of September 3, 2000 at a local nursing home. 
   She was born in Washington, N.C., March 21, 1918, the daughter of the late Cecil Alcandar and Edith Iola Ike Ulmer. 
   Mrs. Darden was a long time member of St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of the Lewis Bible Class and especially loved her circle friends. 
   She is survived by her husband of 64 years, H. Lewis Darden, Jr.; and three children; Edith Joy Darden Paulmann and husband Calvin John Paulmann, Pamela Ann Darden Stellings and husband Herschel Everett Stellings, both of Wilmington, and Herbert L. Darden III and wife Carolyn Walton Darden of Virginia Beach, Va., six grandchildren; Darby Dunlea Harris, Richard Austin Dunlea III, Jeffrey Lewis Dunlea, John Glameyer Dunlea, Ashley Joy Pentz Pierce, and Amy Porter Pentz Dick|son; and two great-grandchildren, Edith Hanes Harris and Steven Hunt|ing|ton Harris. 
   Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2000 in Oakdale Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Lapp. 
   The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at the home of Edith Darden Paulmann, 1417 Market St., Wilmington. 
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St., Wilmington, NC, 28401. 
   Andrews Market Street Chapel. 
   
   MISS MARY LAVINIA FLOYD 
   WHITEVILLE - Miss Mary Lavinia Floyd , 90 of Whiteville died Saturday, September 2, 2000, in Lexington, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Walker Floyd, Jr. and Rebecca Cunningham and she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Walker Floyd,III; William F. Floyd and a sister, Rebecca Floyd. Miss Floyd worked as a Public Health Nurse with the Columbus County Health Dept. for 40 years under Dr. Black and then retired in 1975 . She was very active with the Columbus County Mental Health Association where she worked with the "Operation Santa Claus" project which provided gifts for the O'Berry Hospital Mental Hospital and the Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. She was very active in the First Presbyterian Church and she was honored by the Evening Garden Club with a Life membership in the Garden Club of North Carolina. Miss Floyd received her RN Degree from the Medical College of Virginia and her Public Health Degree from the George Peabody College in Tennessee. 
   Survivors include a sister, Annabel Floyd Stalvey of Lexington, S.C.; brother, W. Hammond Floyd of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nieces, Fran Floyd Lassiter of Greensboro, N.C., Anne S. Cruz of Chapin, S.C., Rebecca F. McCaskill of Clemson, S.C.; nephews, Joe W. Floyd, IV of Whiteville, N.C., William F. Floyd Jr. of Whiteville, N.C., Robert D. Floyd of Holden Beach, N.C., James H. Floyd of Lexington, S.C.; several great-nieces and great-nephews. 
   Services will be Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Whiteville with Rev. Paul Woodall officiating with visitation following the service over in the Educational Building. 
   McKenzie Mortuary Service. 
   
   MR. ANTHONY DWIGHT BATTS 
   Anthony Dwight Batts, age 57, of Surf City, died Friday, September 1, 2000. 
   Mr. Batts was born April 16, 1943, in Duplin County and was the son of the late William and Annie Laurie Cavenaugh Batts. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Batts. 
   He was owner of Carter's Pharmacy in Wilmington for many years. Mr. Batts was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church and served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. 
   Surviving are his daughters, Alice Batts Hinnant and husband, Chris and Catherine Batts Tarplee and husband Brad, all of Wilmington; sisters, Sandra B. Worsley of Wallace and Gloria B. Hayes of Lumberton; stepmother, Maggie Batts of Wallace; and step-grandmother, Ruby Adcox of Burgaw. 
   Graveside funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. today (Monday) at Riverview Memorial Park, Watha, with the Rev. George Slaton officiating. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.

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