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Thursday, September 21, 2000
 
    Armwood, Rossyabelle Murphy, 79, of Jacksonville died Tuesday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at J.T. Kerr Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be in Onslow Memorial Park Cemetery. Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rose Hill. 
   
   Barefoot, Edgar Allen, 73, formerly of Hallsboro died Tuesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be at 2:30 Friday at Flynn Cemetery, Whiteville. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. 
   
   Henry, Lucille Irving, died Wednesday at Liberty Commons Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Holmes, Levurnish "Boney," of 1500 Lizzie Henry Road, Ivanhoe died Friday at Huntington Health Care Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Ivanhoe. Burial will be in the Royal Chapel Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Hyatt, Louise Carroll, 66, of 111 Pilgrim Circle died Monday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Bolton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. 
   
   Johnson, Catherine Ruth, formerly of Wilmington died Saturday in Durham. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eight Street Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Johnson, Mary Lillie, 1913 Ann St. died Saturday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eight Street. 
   
   Lawton, Mary Taylor, of 114 McGill Dr., Burgaw, formerly of Watha, died Saturday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lakes Chapel Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Rhodes, Thelma Virginia Johnson, of 200 Short St., Mount Olive died Monday at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Bear Creek Headquarters Building, Goldsboro. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park. Powell and Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Roscoe, Goldie Pearl, 83, of 139 Stuart Ave., Southport died Sept. 4 at Dosher Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southport Presbyterian Church. Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   Savage, Dorothy M., 78, of 120 Hannah Bowden Lane, Rose Hill died Tuesday at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at New Bethel AME Church, Way Cross Community, Magnolia. Burial will be in Chestnutt Family Cemetery. Rose Hill Funeral Home, Rose Hill. 
   
   Smith, Council, formerly of Castle Hayne died Saturday in Huntsville, Ala. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shoulder Missionary Branch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Smith, Joyce McLaurin, 48, of 103 Caves Cove Road, Dudley died Monday in Goldsboro. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bear Creek Headquarters Building, Goldsboro. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park. Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Smith, Lorenza, 15, of 103 Caves Cove Road, Dudley died Monday in Goldsboro. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bear Creek Headquarters Building, Goldsboro. Burial will be in Wayne Memorial Park. Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Smith, Robert "Bubba," of Teachey Road, Wallace died Tuesday at Duplin General Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Adoram Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Matthews Funeral Home, Wallace. 
   
   Sykes, Dorothy Page Moore, 86, of Ivanhoe died Sunday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Ivanhoe Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Tegg, Henry W., 90, of Little River died Wednesday at home. East Coast Cremation and Funeral Service, Sunset Beach. 
   
   Vann, Maude M., of 422 Mosley St. died Tuesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   MRS. JOYCE PEPPER GRUBBS 
   SURF CITY - Mrs. Joyce Pepper Grubbs, age 50, of Surf City, died Monday, September 18, 2000 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Grubbs was born June 3, 1950 in Boiling Springs, NC a daughter of the late Ike and Ina Greene Pepper. She was a member of Faith Harbor United Methodist Church in Surf City. 
   Surviving are her husband, George Ray Grubbs Sr. of the home; one daughter Samantha "Sami" O'Briant of Wilmington; two sons, George Ray Grubbs, Jr. of Greensboro and Todd Grubbs of Winston-Salem; two very loving sisters, Judy Pepper of New Jersey and Nancy Ogburn of Morrisville, NC one grandchild, Miranda Grubbs; one niece Mary Ann Pappas and one nephew, Sergei Pepper. 
   A memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 22, 2000 at Faith Harbor United Methodist Church Chapel (located beside Wings) in Surf City. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hannover Square Suite 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601. Hayworth-Miller-Cain Funeral Home in Kernersville, NC is assisting the Grubbs family with local arrangements. 
   
   MRS. INEZ DAVIS DAVIS 
   Mrs. Inez Davis Davis, age 87, of Cliffside died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000 at Rutherford Hospital. 
   She was a native of Cherokee Co., SC, daughter of the late Rome and Lettie Owens Davis. She was a homemaker, a member of Camps Creek Baptist Church and was the widow of Howard D. Davis. She is survived by four sons, Eugene Davis of Cliffside, Larry Davis of Shelby, R.P. Davis of Wilmington and Charles Davis of Carrolton, GA; three daughters, Annette Robbins of Henrietta, Brenda Black of Spindale and Babe Carver of Forest City; one brother, Winfred Davis of Gaffney; two sisters, Beuna McCraw of Gaffney and Firleen Holt of Ellenboro; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 
   Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000 at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home with Rev. Don Gibbs and Rev. Ronnie Robbins officiating. 
   Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park. 
   Visitation will be Tuesday from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. 
   Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Assn., 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, NC 27604-1043. 
   
   JERE LEONARD DANFORD 
   Jere Leonard Danford, age 64, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center due to complications from cancer. Jere was born February 10, 1936 in New Hanover County, the son of Ruby Leonard Danford and the late John William Danford. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District after 37 years of service. 
   Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Carol Sharpe Danford of the home. Two sons, Jere Michael Danford and wife Suzanne Gibson Danford of St Joseph, MI. and Gregory P. Danford of Raleigh. One sister, Kathy Danford Edgerton of Wilmington. Two grandchildren, Kendall and Kayla Danford. He is also survived by his Granddog "Jordan." 
   Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2000 at Oleander Memorial Gardens with Rev. Gordon Wright officiating. 
   In lieu of visits to the home, the family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday evening September 21, 2000 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   The family requests that any memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center at 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28401. 
   A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   EULA MAE LONG WALTERS 
   WHITEVILLE - Eula Mae Long Walters, 68, of Whiteville died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at the Columbus County Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Henry Long and Alma Lee Clewis. She was also a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church. 
   Survivors include her husband; Lenue Walters of the home, daughter, Donna Jemison Armstrong of Bladenboro, NC, son, Guy Jemison of Bladenboro, N.C., sister, Sue L. McPherson of Chadbourn, N.C., brothers, Louis E. Long of Whiteville, N.C., James Elton Long of Whiteville, N.C., Horace Ray Long of Tabor City, N.C.. 
   Memorial services will be Friday, September 22, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the McKenzie Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Bervin Ferguson officiating. 
   McKenzie Mortuary Service. 
   
   OLA JUNE CLIFTON 
   Ola June Clifton of 217 N. 23rd St., Wilmington, NC died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   She was born June 3, 1938 in Dallas, TX, daughter of the late Olan Alonzo and Jessie Gail Nivens Clifton. 
   Mrs. Clifton was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church. She was a school teacher and counselor in the Washington, DC School District, the Long Island, NY School System, and the New Hanover County School System. In 1962, she served two years in Ethiopia, 1 with the Peace Corps. She was a member of the local chapter of the Breast Cancer Survivor's Group. 
   Surviving are her husband, Donald Taube; one daughter, Jessica Taube, both of the home; a brother, Joe Clifton of Sulphur Springs, TX; one sister, Patricia Jacks of Tyler, TX; her aunt, Ruby L. Nivens of Sulphur Springs, TX; and several nieces and nephews. 
   A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2000 at Congregation B'Nai Israel, 26th Street and Chestnut Street. 
   The family will receive friends at the residence from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Wednesday, with prayers to be said each day at sunset. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Domestic Violence Shelter & Services Inc., PO Box 1515, Wilmington, NC 28402, or for friends to donate a pint of blood to the American Red Cross in her memory, 1102 S. 16th Street, Wilmington. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   ELIZABETH 'LEN' VIRGINIA GIBSON 
   Elizabeth "Len" Virginia Gibson of Wilmington, NC died Tuesday, September 12, 2000. 
   She was born on March 18, 1964 in Gastonia, NC, the daughter of James Henry Gibson Sr. and Virginia Gibson. 
   Surviving in addition to her parents is a very special friend, Karen Knight; two brothers, Ralph Gibson and James Henry Gibson Jr.; two sisters, Ann Coleman and Mary Gibson; a stepson, Brandon Gibson; one niece and two nephews. 
   Private memorial services will be held. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   NOLIE IVALEE SMITH 
   ASH - Nolie Ivalee Smith, 74, of Ludlum Road, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at her residence. 
   Ms. Smith was born on December 18, 1925, in Brunswick County. She was a daughter of the late Manuel D. and Quillie Ludlum Smith. She was preceded in death in 1988 by her husband, J.W. Smith, who together founded JWS Logging, Inc. 
   She is survived by three sons; Jerry O. Smith, and wife, Shirley, Johnnie D. Smith, and wife, Violet, Larry D. Smith, and wife, Brenda, all of Ash, NC; three brothers, Dalton Smith, Dorsey Smith, Fay Smith, all of Ash, NC; two sisters, Nita Smith, and Leola Babson, both from Ash, NC; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 
   Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, September 22nd, at 3:00 p.m., in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, by the Rev. Alan Gibson, Rev. William Chappell, and Rev. Chip Hannah. Burial will follow in the Brunswick Memorial Gardens. 
   Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 21st, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. 
   Family requests memorials be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, PO Box 830, Supply, N C 28462 and/or Justin Ray Davis Memorial Fund, c/o BB&T Main Branch, PO Box 1669, Shallotte, NC 28459. 
   She was a very loving and caring person, who was devoted to her family and church, and a great quilter. 
   Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC.

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