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Sunday, February 25, 2001
 
    Bender, Earl Vincent, 84, of Wallace died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park, Watha. 
   
   Buchanan, Carrell J., 81, of 15007 Old Lake Road, Riegelwood, died Thursday in Warsaw. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service. 
   
   Campbell, Lena, 78, of 7725 Market St. died Friday at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sealawn Memorial Park, Hampstead. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Edward, James, 86, of 371 Pierce Road, Hallsboro, died Friday at Columbus County Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Fulton, Edwin Brooks, formerly of Wilmington, died Feb. 18, in Newark, N.J. The funeral will be noon Monday at St. Andrews AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Pine Forest Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street. 
   
   Galloway, Joseph, 55, of 480 Golden Lane, Supply, died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Big Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Galloway Cemetery. Peoples 
  Funeral Home, Shallotte. 
   
   Gore, Harry W. Sr., of 211 W. St. George St., Southport, died Wednesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at noon today at Mount Carmel AME Church. Burial will be in the Northwood Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth St. 
   
   Hogan, David Matthews, 73, of 230 E. 11th St., Southport, died Wednesday at home. Memorial Mass will be at 9 a.m. March 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Trinity United Methodist Church Garden. Peacock Newnam Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   James, Donice Ruth Clawson, 54, of Wallace died Friday at home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Poston Baptist Church. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace. 
   
   King, Loma Edens, 91, of Scotts Hill Loop Road died Friday at Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Scotts Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service. 
   
   Lewis, Bertie Brisson, 91, of Bladenboro died Friday. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home, Bladenboro. 
   
   Locklear, Lee Evans "Bankey," 68, of Chadbourn died Wednesday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Cherokee Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Hammonds Cemetery. Worth|ington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. 
   
   McLain, Rev. Maurice Storey, died Wednesday at Spring Arbor. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Carolina Memorial Park, Concord. Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   
   Mills, Agnes Thomas, 74, of Lake Waccamaw died Thursday at Woodhaven Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Lake Waccamaw Cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. 
   
   Simpson, Winfred, of 3837 Marathon Ave., Castle Hayne, died Thursday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Simpson Family Cemetery, Currie. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Suggs, Johnny Lloyd, 70, of Merritt Road, Chadbourn, died Friday at Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. 
   
   Varnam Rosa, of Sabbath Home Road, Varnamtown, died Thursday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Gospel Center Baptist Church. Burial will be in Gospel Center Cemetery. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home. 
   
   Wells, Sidney Ray, 53, of Burgaw died Thursday at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kelly. 
   
   ANN FARRAR TOLER WICKER POIRIER 
   Ann Farrar Toler Wicker Poirier, age 68, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, February 22, 2001 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a long battle with lung disease. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Ardry Toler and Annie Mae Farrar Toler West; her first husband, John S. Wicker (1974); a brother, Graham T. Toler; and a sister, June Toler Escher. 
   Mrs. Poirier was a member of the Old New Hanover Genealogical Society, the NC Genealogical Society, and was a charter member of the Better Breathers Club at Cape Fear Hospital. 
   Surviving is her very loving and caring husband, George A. Poirier, of the home; two sons, Robert E. (Robbie) Wicker and wife Laura of Kingsport, TN, and Scott Wicker and wife Debra of Baltimore, MD; one daughter, Dare Wicker O'Connor and husband John of Cary, NC; five grandchildren, Robert and Melissa Wicker of Kingsport, TN, Jason and Ryanne Wicker of Baltimore, MD and Johnny O'Connor of Cary, NC. She has three stepchildren, Debra Poirier Brown and husband Rick of San Antonio, TX, Stephen G. Poirier of Wilmington, NC, and Suzanne (Susie) Poirier Pierce and husband Gary of Melbourne Beach, FL; eight step grandchildren, David, Bobby, Nathan, and Alycia Brown of San, Antonio, TX, Brian and Gary Michael of Melbourne Beach, FL, and Brandon and Krystal Poirier of Wilmington, NC; and a very special niece, Alice June Toler of Wilmington, NC. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2001 at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel by Rev. Adrian Shepard. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
   The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   Memorials may be made to United Advent Christian Church, 4912 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412, or The American Lung Association, PO Box 28027, Raleigh, NC 27611. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   
   MRS. JUANITA WALKER WHALEY 
   WALLACE - Mrs. Juanita Walker Whaley, age 84, of 3260 NC Highway 11, South Teachey, died early Saturday morning February 24, 2001, at Cornelia Nixon Davis Healthcare Center in Porters Neck. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 26, from the Island Creek Baptist Church of Teachey, conducted by Rev. Ronald Ginn. Burial follows in Clay Hill Cemetery. 
   She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Harrell and husband Ennis of Raleigh; three sons, Richard Whaley of the home, Dean Whaley and wife Marsha of Rose Hill, David Whaley and wife Ann of Wilmington; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Winnie Rivenbark of Wallace. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Mr. Norman Whaley. 
   A lifelong resident of Duplin County, Mrs. Whaley was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church of Rose Hill. 
   Casketbearers will be Steve Skinner, Chris Sholar, Craig Casteen, Andy Batchelor, Dave Whaley and R.J. Whaley. 
   The family will receive at Padgett Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and at their residence, 3260 NC Highway 11, South Teachey, other times. 
   Memorials may; be made to Island Creek Baptist Church, 237 Pasture Branch Rd., Rose Hill, N.C. 28458. 
   A Padgett Service of Wallace. 
   
   RALPH IRVING FREUDENBERGER 
   WILMINGTON, N.C. - Ralph Irving Freudenberger, 86, of Hidden Valley Road, died Thursday, February 22, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   Born in Pittsburgh, PA, on De|cem|ber 11, 1914, he was a son of the late Harry J. and Ella Mae Zahneiser Freu|den|berger. Mr. Freudenberger was retired from the Flush Door Company as a Sales Manager and was a US Army WWII veteran. He also was a member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of the American Legion of Carle Place, NY. 
   Survivors include his wife, Elinor Freudenberger; a son, Richard Scott Freudenberger and wife Fran Oates of Hendersonville, N.C.; a daughter, Susan Freudenberger of Port Jefferson, NY; a brother, Robert J. Freu|den|berger and wife Helen of Marlboro, NJ; a sister-in-law, Virginia Freudenberger of Stockbridge, MA; four grandchildren; and one-great-grandchild. 
   Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2001, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial services will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Winter Park Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Matthew Highfill officiating. 
   Memorials may be made to the Winter Park Presbyterian Church "Building Fund" @ 4501 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28403. 
   Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 791-4444. 
   
   MRS. MARCELLA VARNAM BOWLING 
   SUPPLY - Mrs. Marcella Varnam Bowling, age 56, of 2730 Seashore Road, Supply, died Thursday, February 22, 2001, at the home of her mother. 
   Mrs. Bowling was born June 1, 1944, in Brunswick County and was the daughter of Retha Varnamof Supply and the late Ronnie Varnam. She was the wife of the late James P. Bowling and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Renne Bowling. 
   Survivors in addition to her mother include her son, James Dal Bowling of Supply; a grandson, James Pat|rick Bowling; two sisters, Mary Stanley of Shallotte and Kitty Caison of Supply. 
   Funeral services will be held Monday, February 26, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel, with Reverend Tom Bias officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
   Pallbearers will be Joey Caison, Dane Stanley, George Reeves, Lonnie Varnam, Bevin Johnson, Robert H. Dennis II. 
   Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Caison, Jim Johnson, Clifton Edwards. 
   The family will receive friends from 3-5 this evening at the funeral home. 
   Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory, Supply Chapel 754-6848. 
   
   CLARA LUCILE 
   ALLEN McCULLOCH 
   Clara Lucile Allen McCulloch of Wilmington, NC, died Friday, February 23, 2001 at Davis Health Care. 
   Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2001 in Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Eliza|bethtown, NC, by Rev. Madison M. Highfill and Rev. Wes Jennings. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   Memorials may be made to the Winter Park Presbyterian Church Project Care Fund, 4501 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403, or to the Wilmington Branch/Eastern Chapter Alzheimer Association, 1480 Harbour Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403. 
   Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. 

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