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Wednesday, September 13, 2000

    Bullock, Theoster Sr., of Whiteville, formerly of Fair Bluff, died Sunday at home. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today at Butler Branch Cemetery. Smith's Funeral Home, Whiteville. 

   Carr, Edison "Cigar" Jr., 47, of Rocky Point died Sunday in Columbus County. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 

   Cooper, William Bertis, 66, formerly of Greenvers Community, Rose Hill, died Thursday at South Ozone Park, N.Y. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Christian Chapel Baptist Church, Rose Hill. Burial will be in Hallsville Church Cemetery, Beulaville. Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rose Hill. 

   Dailey, Jessie J. Jr. "Fats," of 219 S. Kerr Ave. died Saturday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, Winnabow. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 

   Edwards, Cornelia Santee, 83, of Bladenboro died Monday at Bladen County Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bladen Memorial Gardens. Lewis Funeral Home, Bladenboro. 

   Ford, Johnnie Mac, of 7460 Ocean Highway, Grissettown, died Sunday in Brunswick Community Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy Bethel FBH Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Smith's Funeral Home, Whiteville. 

   Jacobs, Bernice C., 72, of 1548 Porterville School Road, Clarkton, died Sunday in Bladen County Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pierce's Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Mitchell Field Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 

   Lane, Louella Cooper, of 1107 N. James St., Goldsboro, died Sunday at Mount Olive Medical Park. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 

   Pickett, Perry Ann Watkins, 71, of 9404 N.C. 50, Maple Hill, died Friday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Lee's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Lee Cemetery, Maple Hill. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 

   Redd, Theodore, of Hampstead died Sunday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Bethel AME Church. Burial will be in Sea Lawn Memorial Park. Jordan Funeral Home. 

   Sneed, Willie, of 412 South 19th St. died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Grove AME Church. Burial will be in the Sneed Family Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 

   Stovall, Margaret Jane, of Hampstead died Thursday in Ellicott City, Md. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel. Burial will be in Sea Lawn Memorial Park. 

   Westbrook, Edith Murray, 85, died Monday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw. 

   Whitehead, Charles Bonner, of Burlington, formerly of Wilmington, died Monday at Twin Lakes Health Center. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 

   MRS. DOROTHY M. AUTRY 
   Mrs. Dorothy M. Autry, formerly of Hampstead, NC died Saturday, September 9, 2000 at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC. 
   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2000 at Topsail Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Joseph Washburn and the Rev. Ralph Evans. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead, NC. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel and other times at her son's residence. 
   In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Hospice Care Center, Moses Cone Hospital, 1200 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 or to Topsail Presbyterian Church, 204 Avery Road, Hampstead, NC 28443. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel. 
 
 ARNOLD FINE 
   PUBLIC RELATIONS 
   EXECUTIVE 
   NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST, 
   RADIO AND TV HOST 
   Arnold Fine, 81, founder and owner of Arnold Fine and Associates, a Washington, DC, marketing and public relations firm died of a cerebral hemorrhage September 3 at The American Hospital of Paris, while vacationing with his wife in France. Mr. Fine was born in Hattiesburg, MS; grew up in Freeport, Long Island, and went to Washington in 1937 to attend American University. He retired to Plantation Village in Wilmington, NC in 1998. 
   In 1941 he joined the Washington Daily News and was named nightclub editor. His column, "Tips on Tables," provided readers with news of entertainers and happenings on the nightclub circuit. During World War II he served in the US Army with the 79th Infantry Division. After the war he returned to his column and also hosted a radio show and television variety show featuring entertainers appearing in town. Guests included Louis Armstrong, Sid Caesar, Duke Ellington, Guy Lombardo and Pearl Bailey. Bandleader Doles Dickens wrote and recorded on Gotham Records, The Arnold Fine Song. The lyrics began "There's a right guy who writes about people .He is fine, his name is Fine, we mean Arnold Fine." 
   In 1953 Mr. Fine joined HECHT'S where he served as sales promotion director for 13 years, in charge of the department store's advertising, public relations and community service programs. He opened his own agency in 1967 from which he retired in 1997. His clients included the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Herb Gordon Auto Group and W&J Sloane. The walls of his Shoreham office were lined with photos of him with various newsmakers and entertainers who crossed his path. These included Presidents from Truman through Clinton and their First Ladies. 
   Mr. Fine was elected president of the Washington Advertising Club in 1957. He led eighty Ad Club members on a European trip sponsored by President Eisenhower's People to People program. He was a chairman of the D.C. Citizens Traffic Board, a president of the Washington Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood, member of the National Press Club and the Variety Club and a member of the inaugural committees for Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. He was involved with many charitable organizations. 
   Since moving to Plantation Village, Mr. Fine was actively involved with their monthly newspaper and frequently presented special event programs highlighting activities and achievements of the residents. These included a salute to those who served in the military for Veterans Day, a tribute to couples married over 50 years on Valentine's Day, a Labor Day program featuring careers of the residents, and Significant People and Events of the 20th Century. Other programs paid tribute to volunteers and gardeners. 
   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marilyn C. Fine of Wilmington; two daughters, Barbara Klein of Paradise Valley, AZ and Joanne Hays of Potomac, MD; sons-in-law Dr. Neal Klein and Edward Hays; four grandchildren, Daniel, David and Alison Klein, and Bradley Hays; and a sister, Elaine Menszer of New Orleans, LA. 
   A memorial service was held at the Washington Hebrew Congregation on September 12. Interment takes place at the Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery in Columbia, SC on September 13 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Herb Gordon Foundation for Gastrointestinal Cancers, c/o The Washington Hospital Center Foundation, 110 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010 or the charity of your choice. 

   MRS. RUTH  BARNHILL HORRELL 
   IVANHOE - Ruth Barnhill Horrell, age 82, of the Rowan Community died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. 
   Mrs. Horrell, was born September 2, 1918, in Bladen County and was the daughter of the late Albert Jack|son and Emily Lucy Rooks Barnhill. She was predeceased by her husband, Conrad Hewett Horrell in 1980. 
   She was a member of Haw Bluff Baptist Church. 
   Surviving are her loving family: daughters, Barbara Horrell Applewhite and husband, Jack, of Ivanhoe and Geraldine Horrell Lennon and husband, Bob, of Delco; grandchildren, Terry Applewhite and wife, Annette, Jeff Applewhite and wife, Jane Tilden, Lisa Bryan and husband, Eric, Kim Lennon Abernethy and husband, Jeff, and Eddie Lennon and wife, Judy; great-grandchildren, Shannon Blalock and husband, Phil, Shonna Johnson and husband, Wes, D.J. Applewhite, Blake Bryan, Taylor Bryan, April Simpson and husband, David, Michelle Abernethy, Robbie Lennon, Stefanie Abernethy, and Lauren Abernethy; great-great-grand|children, Austin Simpson, Ethan Simpson, and Emily Simpson; brother, Archie Barnhill of Ivanhoe; sisters, Wilma Kelley of Charleston, SC and Mavis Barnhill of Burgaw; and her devoted caregiver, Barbara Squires of Kelly. 
   Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Haw Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Wade and the Rev. Jeff Abernethy officiating. 
   Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   Memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1706 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 

   RICHARD UZZELL JR. 
   BURGAW - Richard Uzzell Jr. age 66, of Burgaw, NC died Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a short illness. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2000, 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in LaGrange, NC. A memorial service in Burgaw will be announced. 
   The Wayne County native served as an administrator in Pender County Schools for 29 years and taught math and science for five years in Ala|mance County Schools. He was a member of the Burgaw Rotary Club and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. 
   Uzzell, who received his Certificate of Advanced Study, M.A., and BA from East Carolina University, is survived by his wife, Louise Cooper Uzzell of Burgaw; two sons, Richard and Patrick Uzzell of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Neil, Sarah, and Alex Uzzell; his mother, Alice M. Uzzell of Goldsboro; four sisters, Glenda Uzzell, Jeanette Hyde and Pauline Thomas of Goldsboro, and Penny Ruth Thomson of Greenville, S.C; seven brothers, Theodore Uzzell, Malcolm Uzzell, Milton Uzzell, Marvin Uzzell, David and Preston Uzzell of Goldsboro, and Raymond Uzzell of Charlotte; and daughter-in-law, Akemi Uzzell. 
   A service of Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw, (910) 259-2136. 

   MILDRED E. BLANKENSHIP 
   SHALLOTTE - Mildred E. Blankenship, 70, of Ocean Isle Beach Road, departed life on September 11, 2000 at home, where family was lovingly caring for her. 
   Ms. Blankenship was born in West Virginia, on September 1, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Guy and Anna Violet Swann Johnson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wetsel Blankenship, her parents, a son, Jay D. Blankenship, and a brother, Roger Johnson. 
   She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Loretta and Russell Brown, of Shallotte, NC; a son and his wife, David and Sabrina Blankenship, of Shallotte; three grand|children, Sarah Brown Tillage, Nathan Brown, and Shawn Blankenship; a brother and his wife, Ronald and Dee Johnson, of Barboursville, WV; four sisters, Pauline Ferguson and husband, Leon, of Shallotte, Margorie Blankenship and husband, Hollis, Jewell Sullivan and husband Richard, all of Barboursville, WV, and Louise McKenzie, of Huntington, WV; a brother-in-law and his wife, Eddy & Susie Blankenship of Guilderland, NY; a sister-in-law and her husband, Sharon and Gerald Hayes, of Willacooche, GA; three sisters-in-law, Clemma McCallister of Sorrento, FL, Jeanette Wiley of Umitilla, FL, and Margaret Blankenship of Barboursville, WV, and numerous nieces and nephews. 
   Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2000, in the Chapel of Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, by the Rev. Sterling Sarvis. Interment will be in the Brunswick Memorial Gardens. 
   Family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 13th at the funeral home. 
   She will be forever missed by family and friends. 
   Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC. 

   DEWITT FARRIOR 
   Dewitt Farrior, 86, of 347 NC Hwy 11 & 903 South, Kenansville, NC, died Sunday, September 10, 2000 at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville, NC. 
   A funeral service will be held Friday, September 15, 2000, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Kenansville, NC. Burial will follow at Middleton Cemetery, Kenansville, NC. Rev. E.T. Coston will officiate. 
   Mr. Farrior's survivors include 1 brother J.B. Farrior (Olivia) of Maple Hill, NC, and 2 sisters Rosalyn Robinson of Philadelphia, PA, and Glennie S. Enoch (John) of Burlington, NC, and a host nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 
   The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 14, 2000 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel. 
   A Rose Hill Funeral Home Service. 

   ANITA STANLEY HOOD 
   SWANSBORO - Anita Stanley Hood, 74, of Swansboro died Monday, September 11, 2000 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Swans|boro with the Rev. Mike Wilkinson officiating. Burial will follow at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. 
   Her husband, Linwood Hood preceded her in death. Also, her parents, Robert "Bob" and Beulah Stanley and her two brothers, Clifton and Donovan Stanley. 
   She is survived by a son, Robert "Bob" Hood and wife, Deborah of Wilmington; two daughters, Becky Melton and husband, Johnny of Hubert and Bonnie Hood of Swansboro; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Ashley Melton, one grandson, Kevin Hood. 
   She retired from Civil Service with 28 years as an accounting technician. 
   The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Swansboro. 
   Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro. 

   MRS. RACHEL CARROLL 
   Mrs. Rachel Carroll, 81, of 203 Solon Carroll Lane, Rose Hill, NC died Monday, September 11, 2000 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, NC. 
   A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2000, 1:00 p.m. at New Christian Chapel Baptist Church, Rose Hill, NC. Burial will follow at Maxwell Cemetery, Rose Hill, NC. Rev. R.A. Wells will officiate. 
   Mrs. Carroll's survivors includes 7 sons, James Allen Carroll (Joann), Willard, NC, Pearley Carroll (Almae), Capital Heights, MD, McArthur Carroll (Mary), Brooklyn, NY, Solon Carroll, Jr. (Emma), Upper Marlboro, MD, Bobby Carroll (Pauline) Golds|boro, NC, Donald Ray Carroll (Edna), Rose Hill, NC and Jerry Carroll (Bonnie) Washington, DC; 3 daughters, Sula C. Morrison (Lewis), Washington, DC, Hannah C. Burns (Bobby), Capital Heights, MD and Vernoria C. George (Donald) of Kenansville, NC, 4 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 1 sister-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 
   Mrs. Carroll was proceeded in death by 1 son Robert Carroll. 
   Visitation will be Friday, September 15, 2000 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel. 
   Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rose Hill. 

   MRS. LINDA SMITH CHANDLER-RHODES 
   DURHAM - Mrs. Linda Smith Chandler-Rhodes of #40 Glenmore Dr. died unexpectedly Sunday at home. Born in Anson County, February 4, 1929, to Clinton Ashe and Emma Sikes Smith, she was reared in Durham. Mrs. Chandler-Rhodes was a hostess at Duke University Chapel for many years before retiring in 1992. 
   Her involvement and leadership in civic affairs spanned a thirty year period, reflecting her passion for education, the welfare of children and the overall quality of life in the community. Among her numerous and varied civic activities. Mrs. Chandler-Rhodes served on the Durham County Board of Health from 1972-1983, and was this Board's first woman appointed. She served on the Durham County Board of Education and was Vice-chairman during her third term. In 1982, she was elected to the Board of the North Carolina School Boards Assn., later receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award from Governor Hunt, for her efforts with the Governor's Commission on Crime and the Juvenile Justice Commission. Mrs. Chandler-Rhodes is presently Vice Chairman on the Board of the Durham Regional Hospital Assn. and a Trustee of Chowan College in Murfreesboro. 
   For four years Mrs. Chandler-Rhodes was producer and host of a bimonthly cable TV show entitled, "The Child / Parent Corner." In 1985 she was chosen as one of twelve educators to work with the Durham Chamber of Commerce on a committee to improve race relations. She also traveled internationally, participating in two child study tours. Mrs. Chandler-Rhodes authored six books for children and her works of poetry, poems and articles were published extensively. Her column, Just Between Us was featured monthly in the Durham Herald-Sun. 
   A member of First Baptist Church, Mrs. Chandler-Rhodes sang in the senior choir, was a Sunday School teacher, and member of several church committees. Her devotion to the Church extended to the denom|inational level, having served in various capacitates with both the North Carolina Baptist Convention, and regionally, with the Yates Baptist Assn. She had been on the Board of Trustees, North Carolina Baptist Retirement Homes; conference leader for the NC Baptist Convention; and curriculum writer for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. 
   Mrs. Chandler-Rhodes was a life member of the PTA and the NC Congress of Parents and Teachers; a member of the North Carolina Poetry Society, the Society of Children's Book Writers; and honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Kappa chapter. A recipient of several awards for volunteer work, she was "Club Woman of the Year" in 1990, Durham Woman's Club. 
   A lady with extraordinary energy, exuberance and wit, Linda Chandler-Rhodes cultivated a lifelong zeal for learning, teaching, and making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. 
   Surviving are her husband, Frederick W. Rhodes Jr.; her children, Gordon Lee Chandler of DurHam, Judi Chandler of Winston-Salem and Ann Chandler of Wilmington; her grandchildren, Katie Ann and Jacob Robert Crouse, William Andrew and Elizabeth Caroline Rhodes; step-son, Brian Rhodes and his wife Gale; and her sister, Margaret S. Stone of Durham. Her first husband, Gordon Y. Chandler, predeceased her in 1991. 
   The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Duke University Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon and the Rev. Russell Wimmer officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends will be received 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and other times at the home of her sister, Margaret S. Stone, 1710 Faison Rd, Durham. E-mail condolences received at info@hallwynne.com. 
   Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. 

   HILDA D. TYNDALL HOWARD 
   Hilda D. Tyndall Howard died Monday, September 11, 2000 at her home. She was born August 14, 1914 to Levi Jake Daughety and Willie Fields Daughety Bogey. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lloyd A. Tyndall and Henry W. Howard and son, Albert Gene Tyndall. She was a life long member of British Chapel Free Will Baptist |Church, having served the church in many capacities. Mrs. Howard was also a member of Grifton Chapter 134, Order of Eastern Star. 
   Survivors include a son, Lloyd A. "Pat" Tyndall of Wilmington; a foster daughter, Betsy Jones of Kinston, and a half-brother, C.A. Bogey of Dudley; four grandchildren, Andrea Tyndall Whitehead of Scotland Neck, Kathy Tyndall Brown of Apex, Hope Tyndall Brown of Snow Hill and Leslie Tyndall Saba of Raleigh; two foster grandchildren, Johnathan and Whitney Jones of Kinston; and seven great-grandchildren. 
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at British Chapel |Church. 
   The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Garner Funeral Home and other times at the home. 
   Donations may be made to British Chapel Church or The Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 28563. 
   Garner Funeral Home, Kinston. 

   SHIRLEY B. BEAN 
   Shirley B. Bean, age 64, of Wilmington died Sunday. 
   Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church near Carthage. 
   Visitation 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. 
   Local survivors; husband William Bean, daughters Donna Brake and Carol Bean, sons Samuel Bean and William Bean Jr. Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, Carthage. 

   VERA BISHOP EUBANKS 
   NEW BERN - Vera Bishop Eubanks, 80, of New Bern, died Monday at Twin Rivers Nursing Home. On September 11, 2000 our beloved mother and grandmother Vera Ellen Bishop Eubanks entered into eternal rest. She heard the voice of our Savior and Lord and he took her hand and led her to a wondrous place called Heaven. Even tho our hearts are heavy, and we feel our loss so deeply - we shall surely see her again someday. We will miss you dearest precious Mother, and remember and cherish the loving memories of you. She was a resident of McDaniel Assisted Living Care for 12 years, where she played the organ for their church services. 
   Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Outreach Church Cemetery, Highway 55 West, with the Reverend Johnny Clark officiating. 
   She was born November 6, 1919 in Newberry, SC to the late George Epps Bishop and Bessie Crow Bishop. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde, and two sisters, Mary Emma and Faye, a granddaughter, Diane Garbarini, and her husband, Lester Clarence Eubanks, who died in 1988. She is survived by one son: Glenn Crepps and wife Lynn of Wilmington, NC, two daughters: Betty Eubanks Clark of Greenville, NC, Mr. Bob (June) Richey of Wilmington, NC, eight grandchildren: Jay Howard of Austin, Texas, Stephen Howard of Vanceboro, Barbara Richey of Wilmington, Phylliss Barnett of Reels|boro, Denise Street of Asheboro, Rebecca Crepps and Lester Crepps. Nine great-grandchildren. 
   The family will receive friend at Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tonight (Tuesday). 
   Arrangements by Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home, New Bern. 

   EDWARD 'EDDY' ALTON JOHNSON 
   Edward "Eddy" Alton Johnson of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, September 10, 2000 at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. 
   He was born September 13, 1958 in Badkissingen, Germany, son of Greta B. Burnett Johnson of Wilmington, NC, and the late Alton Douglas Johnson. 
   Mr. Johnson was associated with Sunset Park Congregation of Jeho|vah's Witnesses. 
   Surviving in addition to his mother, Greta Johnson, are his son, Edward Daniel Johnson; a daughter, Crystal Johnson; their mother, Cynthia; and a grandson, Aron Daniel Johnson, all of Wilmington. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2000 at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel by George Merritt, an Elder with Masonboro Congregation. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.


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