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REV. WILLIAM L. 'BILLY' SMITH JR.
BENSON, N.C. - Rev. William Lee "Billy" Smith Jr., age 35, of Benson, died Friday at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Coats Community Church, Coats. Officiating will be Dr. Jim Cochran and Rev. J.T. Hammond. Graveside service will follow in Riverview Memorial Park, Highway 117, Wallace, at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Rev. Smith was born January 27, 1966, in Marshall County, Missouri, to Mary Lou Hostetter Smith of Waverly, MO., and the late William Lee Smith Sr. He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and was serving as youth minister at Coats Community Church. Rev. Smith graduated from Heritage Bible College with an Associate in Arts degree and also graduated from Bethel Bible College with a BA degree in Christian Education. Rev. Smith was a member of Coats Community Church. He was active in youth recreational sports in Johnston and Harnett Counties as a referee and in many other capacities. Rev. "Billy" had a special love and concern for young people. He also served ten faithful years as a sports writer for the Dunn Daily Record.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Christel Norris Smith; son, Peyton Timothy Smith of the home; brother, Tommy Smith of Blackwater, MO.; and sister, Mary Ellen Smith of Waverly, MO. Billy is also survived by in-laws who loved him like their own, including his wife's grandparents, Carlyle and Elizabeth Norris; parents, Tim and Sherry Norris; sisters, Kelly and husband, Brandon Cook and Tammy Norris.
The family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Flowers are welcome, however donations may be made to the Peyton T. Smith Scholarship Fund, % First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 307, Coats, N.C. 27521. Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson.

GILBERT FLETCHER RIEMAN JR.
Gilbert Fletcher Rieman Jr. of Wilmington, N.C., died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
He was born in Charlottesville, VA, on July 23, 1952, the son of Harriet Rigby Rieman of Wilmington and the late Gilbert F. Rieman.
Mr. Rieman graduated from Christchurch School and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BS degree in Biology. He studied Mechanical Engineering Technology at Cape Fear Community College. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.
Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife, Harriet Morse Rieman; his daughter, Elizabeth Fletcher Garland Rieman; and brothers and sisters, Nancy Rieman Cook and husband John of Chatham, NJ, Lawrence Rigby Rieman and wife Jeanne, and Harriet Rieman Beauchamp and husband David, all of Wilmington; and Elizabeth Rieman Forrest and husband Richard of Hillsborough, N.C.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in St. James Church by the Rev. Drake Whitelaw.
Interment held in Charlottesville, VA.
Memorial gifts may be made to the lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401, the Lineberger Cancer Research Center School of Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 or St. James Parish Memorial Fund, 25 South 3rd Street, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.
Andrews Mortuary Market Street.

PENNY TARTT BAGGETT
Mrs. Penny Tartt Baggett of 5901 Watermill Way, Wilmington, N.C., 28409, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, resting at her home.
She was born in Wilmington on September 21, 1968, the daughter of Wesley (Sandy) Tartt and Brenda Brown Tartt Norris.
Surviving are her loving husband, William D. Baggett; son, William Daniel Baggett Jr.; daughter, Chrissy; maternal grandmother, Marjorie Gause; brother, Sandy Tartt, wife Ladonna and their son, Wesley; sister, Marjorie McGinnis, husband Bryan, and their children, Jessice, Ashley and Bradley; and baby sister, Jasmine Norris. Also surviving is father-in-law, Jesse Baggett, wife Joyce; brother-in-law, Mark Baggett, wife Debra and their son, Eric. Also, stepmother, Lee Tartt; and stepsisters, Michelle and Mercy and Penny's mother's husband, Richard Norris.
Penny had a large extended family including many friends. She loved bringing them together to enjoy life. Her greatest joy was loving her nieces and nephews. Please join the family in appreciating the love and friendship Penny gave to us.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel by Rev. Leroy Evans.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.
We Love You Penny
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

MITCHELL FLEXTON WHITLEY
Mitchell Flexton Whitley of Leland, NC, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel by Rev. Chris Hall and Dr. Foyd Bennett. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park with Masonic Rites by Lodge #319. The lodge will open at 1 p.m. on 2910 South College Road, Wilmington, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Cape Fear Hospice, 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC, or First Baptist Church of Leland Building Fund, 517 Village Rd., Leland, NC 28451.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

ALMA LOUISE PRIDGEN GUTHRIE
Alma Louise Pridgen Guthrie of Castle Hayne, NC, died Thursday at Mariner Health Care.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel by Dr. Lamar J. Brooks. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, and at other times will be at 3122 Monticello Drive, (NorthChase), the home of Lynn and Charles Filipowicz.
Andrew's Mortuary, Valley Chapel.

PANSY SAVAGE CAPPS
Pansy Savage Capps of Wilmington, N.C., died Friday, March 16, 2001, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born November 29, 1930, in Wilmington, daughter of Jesse Edward Savage Sr. and Sallie Mae McGee.
Surviving are her children, Pam Rouse and husband Bobby, Rudy Capps Jr. and Dennis M. Capps Sr. and wife Tammy, all of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Rudy Capps III, Kimberly Capps, Chrissy Rouse, Olivia Capps, Matthew Capps, and Dennis M. Capps Jr.; one brother, Alfred (Shorty) Savage of Durham, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jesse Savage Jr. and Rev. Ronald Savage; a sister, Grace Prestwood; and a daughter-in-law, Terry Capps.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by Rev. Steve Mattis. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
Loving and Devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmamma
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

MR. JOHN WILLIAM HORRELL
CASTLE HAYNE - John William Horrell, age 69, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Woodbury Wellness Center.
He was born October 23, 1931, in Pender County and was the son of the late Herbert Hicks and Katie Stokes Horrell. He was predeceased by his wife, Reba Lee Norris Horrell.
Mr. Horrell was retired from Holiday Inn at Wrightsville Beach.
Survivng are his children, John W. Horrell Jr. and wife Regina of Leland, Teresa Lee Abernathy and husband Wayne Abernathy Sr. of Jacksonville, FL, and Joey William Horrell of Wilmington; grandchildren, Jonathon Horrell, Darius Poole, Robert Abernathy Jr. and Brandy Lee Abernathy; special nephews, Ryan and Justin Wiggins; sister, Lila Branch of Castle Hayne; and brothers, Lee Horrell and wife Barbara of Hampstead and Robert "Billy" Horrell and wife Brenda of Castle Hayne.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel, with the Rev. Billy Fowler officiating.
Burial will follow in Woodcock Cemetery, Atkinson.
The family will receive friends 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw, and at other times will be at the home of Billy and Brenda Horrell, Castle Hayne.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of Woodbury Wellness Center for the loving care and kindness that was bestowed upon John William and all of his family.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.

MARIANNA KENDALL WILLIAMS
GOLDSBORO - Marianna Kendall Williams, 78, of 701 N. Spence Ave., died Friday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
A native of Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Milton Lafayette Kendall and Ila May McGehee Kendall and was the widow of Wade H. Williams Jr. She attended St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Goldsboro and St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington. Mrs. Williams was a retired Counselor with Cherry Hospital.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with Rev. Frank Russ officiating.
She is survived by sons, Stephen K. Ray of Hillsborough, Jerald D. Ray and W. Hillman Ray Jr., both of Goldsboro; granddaughters, Shelley R. Flores, Melanie R. Daniels, Kathleen C. Ray; grandson, Jerald D. Ray Jr.; and a great-grandson, Alexander K. Flores.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Preservation Hall, P.O. Box 4635, Wilmington, N.C. 28406.
Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home.

MARGARET C. CASEY
Born Margaret Lucille Casey on January 12, 1925, in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Margaret passed away peacefully with her family on Thursday, December 21, 2000, after struggling with complications from pneumonia.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Troy Casey. Two daughters survive her, MJ Casey Steele of Florida and Rebecca Casey Hartlage of California. Their respective families include Carl Steele and their infant son, Daniel and Jay Hartlage with their sons, Ryan (age 11) and Kyle (age 9).
Margaret was a proud resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, for more than 46 years. She was recovering from a serious car accident with her daughter's family in Thousand Oaks, California, before her illness.
Margaret's courage and sense of humor during her difficult recovery was extraordinary. She will be missed, not only by her family, but also by all that knew her.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 11 a.m., Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Winter Park Baptist Church at the address listed above.

MRS. AGNES MACRAE PESCHAU WILLIS
Mrs. Agnes MacRae Perschau Willis, 85, died peacefully on March 15, 2001, at her home at Salemtowne after a long period of declining health. She was born September 21, 1915, in Wilmington, N.C., to Henry B. and Julia Parsley Peschau. Mrs. Willis was a long time member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and volunteered for more than 25 years at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. She was also a member of the Colonial Dames and the Evergreen Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Benjamin Sheppard Willis. She is survived by her sons, Benjamin Sheppard Willis Jr. and wife Tillie, and Henry Norton Willis and wife Carol. She is also survived by five grandchildren, MacRae Willis Sollee, Shep Willis, Anna Willis Parrott, Hank Willis, Josh Willis; and three great-grandchildren, Mattie, Claudia and Josie Sollee.
The family will receive friends form 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the home of Norton and Carol Willis, 2500 Forest Drive. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101, the Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, N.C. or to a charity of the donor's choice.

REV. WILLIAM L. 'BILLY' SMITH JR.
BENSON, N.C. - Rev. William Lee "Billy" Smith Jr., age 35, of Benson, died Friday at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Coats Community Church, Coats. Officiating will be Dr. Jim Cochran and Rev. J.T. Hammond. Graveside service will follow in Riverview Memorial Park, Highway 117, Wallace, at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Rev. Smith was born January 27, 1966, in Marshall County, Missouri, to Mary Lou Hostetter Smith of Waverly, MO., and the late William Lee Smith Sr. He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church and was serving as youth minister at Coats Community Church. Rev. Smith graduated from Heritage Bible College with an Associate in Arts degree and also graduated from Bethel Bible College with a BA degree in Christian Education. Rev. Smith was a member of Coats Community Church. He was active in youth recreational sports in Johnston and Harnett Counties as a referee and in many other capacities. Rev. "Billy" had a special love and concern for young people. He also served ten faithful years as a sports writer for the Dunn Daily Record.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Christel Norris Smith; son, Peyton Timothy Smith of the home; brother, Tommy Smith of Black|water, MO.; and sister, Mary Ellen Smith of Waverly, MO. Billy is also survived by in-laws who loved him like their own, grandparents, Carlyle and Elizabeth Norris; parents, Tim and Sherry Norris; sisters, Kelly and husband, Brandon Cook and Tammy Norris.
Flowers are welcome, however donations may be made to the Peyton T. Smith Scholarship Fund, % First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 307, Coats, N.C. 27521.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson.

WALTER D. WOODCOCK
BURGAW - Walter D. Woodcock, age 88, of Britthaven North Chase of Wilmington, formerly of Burgaw died Saturday evening.
Mr. Woodcock was born April 14,1912, in Pender Co., son of the late Walter Lee and Bertha B. Jordan Woodcock.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2001, 11 a.m. at Harrell's Funeral Home Chapel and burial will follow in the Burgaw Cemetery. Rev. Ray Mendenhall will officiate.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline C. Woodcock of Burgaw; three sons, Ray Woodcock and wife Sarah of Wilmington, Danny Woodcock and wife Barbara of Valdosta, GA., and Tim Woodcock of New Bern; three daughters, June W. Brown and husband Vernon of Burgaw, Sharon W. Wilson and husband Mickey of Bayboro, and Bonnie W. Kornegay of New Bern; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty-nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred W. Yates of Deep Bottom, he was predeceased by a son, Ronald Woodcock in 1997.
Mr. Woodcock was a member of the Burgaw Presbyterian Church. He was owner and operator of a sawmill business for many years.
Pallbearers will be Woody Woodcock, Billy Woodcock, Scott Woodcock, Randy Brown, Craig Brown and Tom Sharpe.
The family will receive friends tonight 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw, 910-259-2136.

PANSY SAVAGE CAPPS
Pansy Savage Capps of Wilmington, N.C., died Friday, March 16, 2001, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born November 29, 1930, in Wilmington, daughter of Jesse Edward Savage Sr. and Sallie Mae McGee.
Surviving are her husband, Rudolph Capps of the home; her children, Pam Rouse and husband Bobby, Rudy Capps Jr. and Dennis M. Capps Sr. and wife Tammy, all of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Rudy Capps III, Kimberly Capps, Chrissy Rouse, Olivia Capps, Matthew Capps, and Dennis M. Capps Jr.; one brother, Alfred (Shorty) Savage of Durham, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jesse Savage Jr. and Rev. Ronald Savage; a sister, Grace Prestwood; and a daughter-in-law, Terry Capps.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by Rev. Steve Mattis. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Loving and Devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmama
Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

MRS. AGNES MACRAE PESCHAU WILLIS
Mrs. Agnes MacRae Perschau Willis, 85, died peacefully on March 15, 2001, at her home at Salemtowne after a long period of declining health. She was born September 21, 1915, in Wilmington, N.C., to Henry B. and Julia Parsley Peschau. Mrs. Willis was a long time member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and volunteered for more than 25 years at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. She was also a member of the Colonial Dames and the Evergreen Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Benjamin Sheppard Willis. She is survived by her sons, Benjamin Sheppard Willis Jr. and wife Tillie, and Henry Norton Willis and wife Carol. She is also survived by five grandchildren, MacRae Willis Sollee, Shep Willis, Anna Willis Parrott, Hank Willis, Josh Willis; and three great-grandchildren, Mattie, Claudia and Josie Sollee.
The family will receive friends form 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the home of Norton and Carol Willis, 2500 Forest Drive. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101, the Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, N.C. or to a charity of the donor's choice.

MRS. DOROTHY COSTA
Mrs. Dorothy Costa of Hampstead, NC, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on March 17, 2001, after a brave struggle with complications from diabetes. Dorothy, formerly of Warren, N.J., was born January 27, 1927. She was the daughter of Mary and George Michaelsen of Edison, N.J., and biological father Robert Chapman. She was the loving mother of five children and wife for 23 years to former husband Robert S. Costa of Wilmington, NC, and a prior resident of Warren, N.J. In 1993 Dorothy moved to Hampstead, NC, to enjoy retirement closer to family.
As a devoted mother providing for the comfort and security of her children, Dorothy's first and most important career was accomplished in her home as a fulltime mother and homemaker. Her love of nature, animals, outdoor activities and homemaking is a beautiful gift she shared and is cherished and evident in the lives of each of her children. Other years hold memories of her work as an employee of Boroughs Inc., of Warren, N.J, bookkeeper, school bus driver, nursing services at Lyon's Veterans Hospital in NJ and as a dedicated foster parent. She leaves behind her 5 children, Robert, Kathleen, Sandra, Scott and Mario; former husband Robert S. Costa and wife Joyce; 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also remaining are Dorothy's sister, Helen Hartfelder and stepfather, George Michaelsen as well as many caring in-laws.
A special thank you is extended from Dorothy and her children to Mario's friend, Betsy Parker of Wilmington, NC, whose unending kindness and support will always be remembered.
Dorothy was and is greatly loved and appreciated as is testified by the cherished and loving memories of her family and friends. She will be missed, yet her goodness will remain with us always.
Memorial services will be held at Grace Baptist Church today, Thursday, March 22, at 4:30 by Pastor Keith Mills.

GEORGE ELMER CARVER
George Elmer Carver, age 83, of Littlejohn Church Road, Lenoir, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001.
Survivors include his wife, Pollie Ann Jones Carver of the home, and a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Frances Chandler) Chestnutt of Wilmington. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 24, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at Flemings Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Cemetery, Lenoir.

HOWARD VERNON
WORTHINGTON
Howard Vernon Worthington of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 19, 1919, in Bridgeport, CT, son of the late Mabel Wildman Worthington and Bradford Eugene Worthington.
Mr. Worthington graduated from Milford High School. He retired from General Electric in 1984. Mr. Worth|ington belonged to the Cape Fear Chapter of Self Help for Hard of Hearing, was a member of several Masonic Lodges, the Port City Kiwanis, and was an avid square dancer. He was also the former owner of Special Times Video.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alcie Leonard Worthington of the home; a daughter, Polly Rickson of Springfield, MA; a son, Bradford E. Worthington II of the home; a brother, G. Wesley Worthington of Temecula, CA; several nieces; and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001. Interment will be in Milford, CT.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Western New England, PO Box 50, Springfield, MA 01105, or the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hannover Square, Ste. 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

ELIZABETH GREGORY BELL
Elizabeth Gregory Bell, of Wrightsville Beach, NC, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Louisville, KY, September 27, 1920, the daughter of the late William Kendrick and Florence Pilcher Gregory. She is the granddaughter of Judge James Parker Gregory and the widow of Dr. Frederick Bell.
Mrs. Bell spent her early years in Anchorage, KY, and attended the Anchorage School. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in Florida and attended the University of Kentucky where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and received her BA and MA degrees in psychology. Mrs. Bell received a Post Masters Fellowship at the University of Louisville and while there worked in a mental health clinic. She was a specialist in Infant Mental Health and worked with her husband, Dr. Frederick Bell, who was the director of the Riverwood Mental Health Center in St. Joseph, MI.
Mrs. Bell was the founder and director of a program for emotionally disturbed preschool children and was the recipient of the Selma Fraibert Award for working with children in Michigan. After her retirement she was an active volunteer in the Birthright of St. Joseph, MI. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC, and a member of the Order of St. Luke.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Bell Bowers and husband Daryl of Wilmington; her son, Frederick B. Bell III and his wife, Linda, of Beverly Shores, Indiana; a grandson, Patrick Gregory Bruff of Wilmington; two sisters, Patti Gregory Kemper of Wrightsville Beach, NC, and Martha Sacra Severson of St. Louis, MO; three brothers, Dr. James Parker Gregory of Nashville, TN, William Kendrick Gregory Jr. of Louisville, KY, and Arthur Henry Gregory of Venice, FL.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2001, in. St. John's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Robert D. Morrison Jr. Inurnment will be in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden in St. Joseph, MI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Birthright of St. Joseph Inc., 2700 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085 or St. Paul's Episcopal |Church, Morton at Lane Dr., St. Joseph, MI 49085.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

MR. CHARLIE B. NEWKIRK
HARRELLS - Mr. Charlie B. Newkirk, age 92, of 4597 Delway Highway, Harrells, died Tuesday afternoon, March 20, 2001, at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23, from the Centenary United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Mrs. Jean Ray and Rev. Ottis King. Burial will follow in the Harrells Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Willie Newkirk and wife Suzanne of Winter Park, FL, and Charles A. Newkirk of Raleigh; five granddaughters, Mrs. Kimberly Coppola and Mrs. Gina Smith, both of Raleigh, Mrs. Michelle Markoe of Orlando, FL, Miss Melissa Newkirk of Gainesville, FL, and Miss Caroline Newkirk of Winter Park, FL; one grandson, Robbie Moore of Harrells; and one great-grandson, Jacob Markoe of Orlando, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Ward Newkirk, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Newkirk Moore.
Born in New Hanover County, Mr. Newkirk was the son of the late James and Annie Taylor Newkirk. He was a retired farmer and since retiring he enjoyed working in his vegetable gardens and restoring the old Ward home. Mr. Newkirk was a member of Wells Chapel Baptist Church.
Casketbearers will be Amos McLamb, Fred Reardon, Carlyle Morrison, Edward Thornton, Joe Bryant Newkirk and Bill Bowen.
The family will receive at the Padgett Funeral Home from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and will be at their residence, 4597 Delway Highway, Harrells, other times.
A Padgett service of Wallace.

MR. CARL L. SANDERS JR.
Mr. Carl L. Sanders Jr., 65, of Hampstead, NC, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.
Carl was born September 5, 1935, in Wilmington, the son of the late Carl L. Sanders Sr. and Mrs. Bonnie Warlick Sanders of Wilmington. He was a graduate of New Hanover High School, had attended East Carolina University, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a commercial fisherman.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his children, Carl L. Sanders III, Susan Mariah Jaramalavicius, Deborah Carol Einberger and Heidi Leona Loehner, all of Nuremberg, Germany, Frazier Leon Sanders, Taft Lewis Sanders of Pikeville, NC; two grandchildren and two stepgrand|children.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2001, at the graveside in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cemetery in Hampstead by Bishop Tommy Dill.
The family will receive friends at the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, tonight from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 791-4444.

ALLEAN POWELL KING
Allean Powell King, 85, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. King was born in Wilmington, NC, February 15, 1916, the daughter of the late William Pender and Margery Bate Powell. She was the widow of James Alexander King.
She is survived by a sister, Marguerite Powell King of Wilmington; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, in Oleander Memorial Gardens. Rev. Robert H. Lapp will officiate.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 791-4444.

MRS. HELEN L. HICKS PATRICK
MECKLENBURG COUNTY - Mrs. Helen L. Hicks Patrick of Charlotte, NC, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at White Oak Manor Nursing Home.
Born in Danville, VA, the daughter of the late Ernest Graves Lewis and Annie Slayton Lewis, she attended Averett College in Danville. Helen was married to Ramey William Hicks of Axton, VA, who preceded her in death in 1955. Widowed very young, Helen remarried after her two daughters were grown, this time to Lawless (Pat) Patrick, who preceded her in death in 1985. She was sustained by her great faith and wonderful sense of humor. Mrs. Patrick retired from the NC Air National Guard after 25 years of service.
An inspiration to all who knew her, she was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Charlotte.
A very special mother and grandmother, she is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Parker and her husband, Bill, of Charlotte and Nancy Hill and her husband, Ronald, of Wilmington; two granddaughters, Katherine Young and her husband, Jamie, of Charlotte and Jennifer Leary and her husband, Tim, of Wilmington; and two great-granddaughters, Sloane Young of Charlotte and Sara Leary of Wilmington.
Mrs. Patrick's funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 22, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Glenn O. Gunter and Reverend Richard Horney. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Memorials are requested to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund, 8947 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28227.
The Wilson Chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service is serving Mrs. Patrick's family.

JUNIUS WILSON
GOLDSBORO - Junius Wilson, originally from Castle Hayne, North Carolina, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The beauty of Mr. Wilson's spirit is a testament to the indomitability of the human spirit. Loved ones, friends and all who knew him will miss his humble and pleasant smile.
Mr. Wilson experienced lifelong deafness. As a young man, he was educated at the School for the Deaf. In November 1925, upon determination by a jury that he was unable to stand trial, he was confined to Cherry Hospital where he lived the remainder of his life. His unjust confinement, endured in the isolation of his deafness, and the neglect of the State for some 65 years until 1991, when Mr. Wilson's plight was publicized and through protracted litigation, a settlement agreement was reached which assured his last years were lived in comfort and with the opportunity to experience the association of friends and family. He loved to fish, travel and sightsee and he loved Gospel singing. Though he could not hear or talk, his communications using signs and gestures kept his caregivers in tune with his needs. Despite his confinement and the injustice perpetrated upon him, Mr. Wilson remained steadfastly optimistic and serene in his demeanor. He will be missed by a host of present and former Cherry Hospital staff and residents, as well as by his special friend, Mr. Everett Parker.
Junius Wilson is survived by Willie and Annie Sidberry of Castle Hayne, North Carolina; and other family members. Mr. Wilson profoundly affected and will be missed by his treatment team at Cherry Hospital, Ms. Sally Woodard, Ms. Linda Taylor, Mr. F. Wayne Morris, Mr. John Wasson, Ms. Helen Hinn and Ms. Pat Jessup.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2001, at Cherry Hospital Chapel. Internment will follow at Wayne Memorial Park.
Arrangements are being handled by Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home of Goldsboro.

MR. MAURICE ELBERT ANDERSON
WATHA - Maurice Elbert Anderson, age 70, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center.
Mr. Anderson was born February 7, 1931, in Pender County and was the son of the late Elbert and Callie Mae Moore Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was the Mayor of Watha and was instrumental in building the Watha Town Hall. He served on numerous boards and committees for Pender County. Being a retired veteran from the United States Air Force, Mr. Anderson served during the Vietnam Era. He was President of Buck Buster Hunting Club and attended Watha United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of forty-seven years, Elli S. Anderson of the home; children, Bridget A. Murphy and husband, David, Glenn Anderson, Randy Anderson and wife, Shelby, James Anderson and Cheryl A. Rivenbark and husband, Steve, all of Watha; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Theresa Maddron of Winter Park, FL, Elaine Holder of Goldsboro and Rachel Dail of Wilmington.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Watha United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sue Harris officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace.
Memorial gifts may be given to Pender County Humane Society, PO Box 626, Burgaw, NC 28425.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace.

EARLAND DELK SMITH
WHITEVILLE - Mr. Earland Delk Smith, 69, of 5230 New Britton Loop Road, Ash, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 in Brunswick County Hospital. He was born October 13, 1931 in Brunswick County, the son of the late Daniel Lacy and Alta Rebecca Woodard Smith. He was a member of New Britton Baptist Church. He was a Ranger and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Myrtle Head Hunting Club.
Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, graveside at the Inman Cemetery, Old King Road, Ash, NC by Rev. Ray Williams.
He is survived by three sisters, Kay Wagner of Shallotte, Loyal Reid of Longs, SC, and Dila Lynn Gore of Nakina; five brothers, Russell Smith of Nakina, Glenn Smith of Ash, Don Smith of Whiteville, Dale Smith of Ash and Peel Garris Smith of Ash; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Theo Woodard Smith.
The family will receive friends 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Peacock's Chapel In The Pines.
Memorials may be made to New Britton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Judy Gore, 4852 Whiteville Road N., Ash, NC 28420.
A Peacock Service
Peacock, P.O. Box 586, Whiteville, NC 28472 (910) 642-4141.

JOSEPH JOHNSON SMITH SR.
Mr. Joseph Johnson Smith Sr., 74, of 635 Ravenswood Road, Hamp|stead, N.C., went to be with his Lord on Monday, March 19, 2001 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Scotts Hill Baptist Church and burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington. Reverend Phil Ortego and Reverend Geary Walton will officiate. His family will receive friends Thursday night from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary in Hampstead, N.C.
Mr. Smith was born in Hampstead on October 25, 1926, the son of the late William Ramp Smith and Virginia Dare Davis Smith. He was lovingly nicknamed "Hoodley" by his father. He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Christy Lynn Smith, four brothers, William Ramp Smith Jr., Marion Hardin Smith, Bobby Ray Smith Sr., Ronald Davis Smith, and one sister, Norma Smith Reaves.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Murray Smith, of the home, one son, Joseph Johnson Smith Jr., and his wife, Crystal, of Hampstead; and two daughters, Jo Ann Smith Walton, and her husband, Geary, of Raleigh, N.C., and Jeanette Smith Edens, and her husband, Chris, of Scotts Hill, N.C. He was "Dandaddy" to six grand|children, Jerry Kevin Walton his wife, Sandi and her son Page, Michelle Lesay Walton, Joseph Johnson Smith III, Jeffery Scott Smith and his wife, Erin, Laura Kelly Edens, and Christopher Edens Jr. Also survived by his two sisters, Merie "Chook" Lea, and Celia Medford, and four brothers, Thomas L. Smith, C. Henry Smith, L.D. Smith and Jerry Burns Smith, and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Hoodley like a father and grandfather.
Mr. Smith was a member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church. He was a senior deacon, and loved his Lord.
Mr. Smith was part-owner and president of Atlantic Seafood Company Incorporated of Hampstead, N.C.
He was a member of the Pender County School Board for 30 years, a member of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission for 12 years, a member of the Beefmaster Cattleman's Association, a 32 degree Mason and member of Orient Lodge 319. Because of his love and concern for others, he generously gave of himself as a Sunday School teacher, Boy Scout Leader, community servant and encourager in the Hamp|stead community.
Pallbearers will be: David M. Howard, Bert Lee Jr., Jack Medford, George D. Murray, Michael R. Piner, Carson H. Smith Jr., and Thomas L. Smith Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Richard V. Biberstein Jr., Gene Jerabek, Charles R. King, Jessie Lea Jr., Kenny Lea, Russell Lewis, Benny Murray, Bobby Murray, Mckinley Nixon, Rodney Owens, Ivey Player, Daniel R. Piner, Tyler Poole Sr., and Charles Sidbury.
Flowers are welcome, however, memorials may be made to Scotts Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 185 Scotts Hill Loop Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, or Grace Baptist Church, 15814 Hwy. 50 North, Garner, North Carolina 27529.
Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel.


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