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Tuesday, September 26, 2000
 
   Armstrong, Alice, of 522 Sheppard Road died Thursday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street. 
   
   Beatty, Ralph, of Currie died Saturday at Britthaven of Havelock. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Canetuck Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Canetuck Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Eagle, George Marlin, 47, of 953 Radnor Road died Monday at home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oleander Memorial Gardens. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Eason, William Allen, died Friday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Castle Hayne Church of God. Burial will be in Federal Point Cemetery, Carolina Beach. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   English, Lillie Bryan, died Saturday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   James, Mary Elizabeth, of Okey Plain Lane, Wallace died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Burial will be in Murray Cemetery. Matthews Funeral Service, Wallace. 
   
   Johnson, Ollis, 85, of Supply died Friday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Riley-Hewett Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   McClelland, Alford, 80, of Philadelphia, Pa. formerly of Whiteville died Tuesday. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Chapel, Whiteville. 
   
   McCormick, Marie, 85, of Hallsboro, died Friday, at Columbus County Hospital. A Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Whiteville. Burial will be in the Wilmington National Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Chapel, Whiteville. 
   
   Novelli, Enid R., 80, of Virginia Beach died Wednesday. A Mass will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 2 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 in Arlington National Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Home Apts. Virginia Beach, Va. 
   
   Page, Garfield, 92, of 2215 Peacock Road, Whiteville died Friday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Prong Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in George Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Chapel, Whiteville. 
   
   Wadsworth, Edna Taylor, 92, of 112 Faison St., Magnolia died Saturday at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Teachey Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. 
   
   WILLIAM G. "JERRY" CRAWFORD 
   RALEIGH - William G. "Jerry" Crawford, 57, of 5832 Allwood Drive, died Sunday. He was a retired fireman with the Raleigh Fire Department. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Macedonia United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at 3:30 p.m., Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington. 
   He is survived by his wife, Sara M. Crawford, son and daughter-in-law, Tray and Jennifer Crawford of Garner, mother, Doris B. Crawford of Raleigh. 
   Visitation 7-9 p.m. today at Cary Funeral Home, Cary. 
   Flowers are appreciated or donations may be given to: Macedonia United Methodist Church Endowment Fund or the Building Fund, 2904 Walnut Street, Cary, NC 27511. 
   The Cary Funeral Home is serving the family, 919-481-2100. 
   
   MURPHY STANLEY SINGLETARY JR. 
   ROSE HILL - Murphy Stanley Singletary Jr., age 55, passed away September 24, 2000, at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton. 
   Born October 25, 1944, to Mr. Murphy S. Singletary Sr. and Mrs. Ruth Fussell Singletary of Duplin County, Mr. Singletary was a lifetime member of Rose Hill United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed being a choir member. He was, also, a twenty-five year insurance agent with North Carolina Farm Bureau. 
   Other than his parents, Mr. Singletary is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Williams Singletary, of the home; one son, Mr. Stanley Britt Singletary of Rose Hill; two daughters: Mrs. Elaine Singletary LeGrand and Mrs. Elizabeth Singletary Sheffield, both of Rose Hill; one brother, Mr. John Singletary of Rose Hill; and two grandchildren: Miss London LeGrand, and Miss Christian LeGrand, both of Rose Hill. 
   Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 27 at the Fussell Cemetery of Rose Hill. Rev. Paul Stallsworth will officiate. Pallbearers will be R.E. Fussell Jr., Kenneth Williams, Leon LeGrand, Harry Bradshaw, Toby Boyette and Jim Moody. 
   Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 at Rose Hill United Methodist Church. 
   Visitation will be from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 26 at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill. Family and friends will be received, at other times, at the family home. 
   Community Funeral Home, Rose Hill. 
   
   JOHN MICHAEL BENNETTE II 
   John Michael Bennette II infant son of John and Robin Bennette of Wilmington, died Saturday, September 23, 2000 in Mission St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Asheville, N.C. 
   He was born on September 23, 2000 in Asheville, N.C., sent as a treasure, left as an angel. We all are blessed, even in our sorrow. 
   In addition to his parents, he is survived by his big sister, Sarah Benton; paternal grandparents, Janet and Ben Smiley of Carolina Beach, N.C., maternal grandmother, Rebecca Hardee of Wilmington, maternal grandfather, A.R. Hardee of Wilmington; maternal great-grandmother, Thelma McGuire of Wilmington; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
   The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mission St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Asheville, N.C. for their kindness and exemplary care given to the family while in Asheville, N.C., and to Dr. Laif Lofgren of Wilmington. 
   Private services will be held on Wednesday. 
   The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   MRS. LILLIE STANFORD PHILLIPS 
   Mrs. Lillie Stanford Phillips of Wilmington, N.C. died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   She was born in Statesboro, GA on February 14, 1924, the daughter of the late David and Annie Wise Stanford and also was preceded in death by a sister, Janet S. Patterson who lived in Marietta, GA. 
   Mrs. Phillips attended Brooklet High School in Brooklet, GA. She worked with Union Camp Paper Company in Savannah, GA for several years, until she and her husband moved to Wilmington, NC. She was the Office Manager with Graves Electric Company for twenty-seven years. In the Wilmington Community, she was active in the B P O Elks Doe's Pack # 39, which she served as secretary and treasurer, also she worked with the Meals on Wheels in the area for the Elks. She was a member of Sea Gate Baptist Church, also she was a member of the Wilmington Women's Bowling Association, where she held many offices. 
   Mrs. Phillips was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, she will greatly be missed. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. 
   Surviving are her husband of forty-eight years, Henry O. Phillips of the home; a daughter, Gloria M. Crowell of Wilmington, NC; two grandsons, James K. Crowell III and wife Jennifer also of Wilmington, NC and, Michael K. Crowell of Charlotte, NC; a great-grandson, Conner Phillips Crowell of Wilmington, NC; a sister, Arleen Reynolds of Millersport, OH; three brothers, Willis H. Stanford of Midway, GA, David A. Stanford, of Pooler, GA and William O. Stanford of Midway, GA. 
   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel by Rev. Ellis Lanier. Interment will be held in Savannah, GA. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   
   MRS. GLADYS M. WHEELER FORE 
   Mrs. Gladys M. Wheeler Fore, age 86, of Watha died Monday, September 25, 2000, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home in Leland. 
   Mrs. Fore was born September 24, 1914, in New Hanover County and was the daughter of the late Lee Roy Moore Sr. and Mary Butler Moore. She was predeceased by her husband, Oscar Forrest Wheeler in 1955 and later married Homer L. Fore who died in 1989. 
   Mrs. Fore retired from Pope's Variety Store in Wallace. 
   Surviving are her children, Myra Dellolio and husband, Tony of LaMarque, TX, Emily Zawacki and husband, Pete of Rocky Point, Gerry Murray and husband Everette of Wallace, Marilyn Pawlak and husband, Andy of Little River, SC., Wayne Wheeler and wife, Lou Ann of Leland, Jackie Sullivan and husband Lloyd of Wilmington and Donald "Whitey" Wheeler and fianc‚e, Peggy of Watha; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Moore Jr. of Greenville; sister, Eleanor M. Raynor of Jacksonville, FL. and several nieces and nephews. 
   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace Chapel, with the Rev. Norman Wheeler and the Rev. Tex Floyd officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Watha United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace, and at other times will be at Mrs. Fore's residence in Watha. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace. 
   
   MR. CLINTON EUGENE MALLARD 
   BURGAW - Mr. Clinton Eugene Mallard age 99, of Westside Senior House, Burgaw died Sunday evening Sept. 24, 2000, at that facility. 
   Mr. Mallard was born October 4, 1900, in Atkinson, son of the late Asa, James Mallard and Cornelia G. Rooks Mallard. He was employed by Johnson Cotton Co. for over thirty years as a furniture salesman. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW I in France, and received the French Cross for his outstanding service. 
   Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at Harrell's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dr. Ray Mendenhall and Rev. Joe Morrison will officiate, and burial will follow in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery with full Military Honors. 
   He is survived by a daughter Betty M. Templeton of Statesville, nephews Earl W. Myers of Hampstead, Andrew N. Myers of Rocky Point, Woodrow Myers of Jacksonville, James A. Mallard Jr. of Martinsville, Va., nieces Betty M. Webb of Burgaw, Merle M. Morris of Charlotte, Pat M. Braxton of Greensboro, Rebecca M. Givens, and Dorothy M. Wheeler of Fla., three grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Audrey Matthews Mallard in 1994 and brothers Arthur K. Mallard, Steven H. Mallard, and John A. Mallard, sisters Florence M. Myers, and Myrtle Mallard. 
   The family will receive friends tonight 7:00 until 8:30 at Harrell's Funeral Home, (910) 259-2136. 
   
   PAULA BROOKINS EARP 
   Paula Brookins Earp, 58, of Holly Springs died Friday, September 22, 2000 at her home. Paula was born August 12, 1942 in Austin, TX, to Granville and Martha Billingsley. She lived in Raleigh most of her life and was a member of Fairmont United Methodist Church. Paula graduated from Needham Broughton High School and attended North Carolina State University. 
   Paula was a loving daughter, devoted sister and adoring mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. 
   She is survived by her parents, Granville and Martha Billingsley of Raleigh; two sons, Al Brookins and wife Terry and their children Zoe, Quinn and Hana all of Kure Beach, NC and Trace Brookins and wife Laura and their children Matthew, Meredith, and Caitlin of Apex, NC; sister and best friend, Debby Hays and brother-in-law Kendall Hays of Woodstock, GA; and three nephews, Ken, Chris and Steve Hays. 
   The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 2;00 p.m. at Raleigh Memorial Park. 
   Memorial Donations may be made to the Lions Club for the Blind, 315 Hubert St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603.

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