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Friday, March 2, 2001
 
    Butler, Gerald Timothy, of Hampstead formerly of Greenlawn, NY died Feb. 5. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hampstead United Methodist Church. 
   
   Hand, Lela Ballard, 89, of 101 N. McCullen St. died Tuesday at Huntington Health Care Center. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sand Hill AME Church, Whitestocking community. Burial will be in Sand Hill Community. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Yates, Beatrice, 92, of 8470 Point Caswell Road, Atkinson, died Sunday at Huntington Health Care Center, Burgaw. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lakes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Atkinson. Burial will be in Lakes Chapel Cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Hicks, Kiazer Wilson, 82, of 256 Stoney Road, Burgaw died Wednesday at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Pike Creek AME Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Price, Garland Lawton, 81, of Westside Senior House, Burgaw died Monday. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Forrest Hills Baptist Church. Entombment will be at Riverview Memorial Park Mausoleum. Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Pike, George Harold, died Wednesday at home. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Winter Park Presbyterian Church. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Purdie, Nicie, 94, of 8164 Old Highway 74, Evergreen, died Sunday at Premier Living, Lake Waccamaw. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Center Baptist Church, Bladenboro. Burial will be in Kelly Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Haywood, Ezekiel Jr., 59, of 615 Blue Jean Road, Whiteville, died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at East Columbus High School, Lake Waccamaw. Burial will be in Restwell Cemetery, Bolton. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Williams, Herman, 52, of 3207 Silver Spoon Road, Whiteville died Monday at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, Lumberton. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Kelly Cemetery, Bladenboro. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Hickman, Grover Lee, 77, of 1247 Bennett Loop Road, Loris, S.C. died Tuesday at Loris Community Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, Whiteville. Burial will be in Stephens-Wright Cemetery, Tabor City. 
   
   Riley, Charles "Babe," of 147 Spring Ave. died Monday at Britthaven of Jacksonville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. 
   
   Russell, Corine Johnson, 66, of 1202 Kornegay Ave. died Sunday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Forest Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Brown, Ella Mae, of 244 Greendale Drive died Tuesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Covenant Holy Church. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Winnabow. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Clark, Kennith Trent, of Charlotte formerly of 819 S. Seventh St. died. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Vereen, Brenda, of Brooklyn, NY formerly of Wilmington died. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   McClammy, Freddie, formerly of Hampstead died Sunday at Edger Nursing Home, Staten Island, N.Y. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church, Hampstead. Burial will be in Edgecombe Community Cemetery. French I. Davis Funeral Home. 
   
   King, Helen, of 4205 Princess Place Drive formerly of Castle Hayne died Tuesday at Cape Fear Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. todayat Mount Roney Baptist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service South Eighth Street. 
   
   Fairs, Audrey, of 515 N. 11th St. formerly of 1020 Rankin St. died Tuesday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service South Eighth Street. 
   
   Sanders, Frances, 85, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Goldsboro. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. 
   
   Pearsall, Clarence, 70, died Monday at home. The funeral will be at 11:30 Saturday at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Goldsboro. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. 
   
   Hargrove, Moses, died Wednesday at Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mount Olive. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel, Goldsboro. 
   
   Watson, Lela B., 81, of Clarendon died Tuesday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Sweet Home Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City. Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City. 
   
   Ramsey, Charli' Elizabeth, 9, of Atkinson died Tuesday at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. Burial will be in Atkinson Cemetery. 
   
   Branch, Lois Mae, 92, of Wallace died Thursday at Pen-Du Rest Home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Henderson Family Cemetery. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   PettiJohn, Philip L., 49, of Country Club Drive, Shallotte died Wednesday at Brunswick Community Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
   Miller, William H., of 723 Clarendon Ave., Southport died Monday at the VA Medical Center, Fayetteville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Southport. McCoy-Greene Funeral Home, Southport. 
   
   George, Leila Bertha Sloan "Lena," 101, of Tom Sessions Road, Whiteville died Monday at Southeastern Rehabilitation Center, Fayetteville. The funeral will be at noon today at Sandy Plain Missionary Baptist Church, Clarkton. Burial will be in Welches Creek Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   B.E. 'BILL' HUFFINE 
   B.E. "Bill" Huffine of Wilmington, North Carolina, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   He was born August 1, 1925 in Putnam County, Tennessee to Melvin C. Huffine and Flossie Huffine. 
   After attending Tennessee Technological Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee, Mr. Huffine worked in the housing and construction industry before moving to Wilmington in 1957 where he remained active as a real estate and business broker until his death. 
   Mr. Huffine was active in professional and civic affairs, having served as President of the Wilmington Board of Realtors and the North Carolina Azalea Festival, and as an Elder and Clerk of the Session for St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was an avid hunter and sportsman and served as President of the North Carolina Trial Association, and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. 
   Mr. Huffine is survived by his wife of 53 years, Martha E. Huffine a daughter, Susan H. Mercer and husband Jeff Mercer; a son, David E. Huffine and wife Anne B. Huffine; five grandchildren, Heather M. Mercer, Justin E. Mercer, Lauren E. Mercer, William B. Huffine and Leigh A. Huffine, all of Wilmington; and one nephew, Richard C. Patton of Palm Harbor Florida. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001 at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church by Rev. Steven Hein and Rev. David Jenkins. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, 2001 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for the Annie Lynn Gregg Loan Fund of St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401, The American Lung Association, P.O. Box 40236, Fayetteville, NC 28309 or The North Carolina Wildlife Endowment Fund, c/o North Carolina Resources Commission, 512 North Salisbury St., 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   MR. JOSEPH CRANE WEEKS 
   ROCKY POINT - Joseph Crane Weeks, 66, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 
   Mr. Weeks was born July 19, 1934 in Garrett County, MD and was the son of the late Raymond L. and Gladys Crane Weeks. 
   He was employed in the insurance industry for twenty-three years as an agent for State Farm Insurance Company and a regional sales manager for Federal Kemper Insurance Company. In later years, he was the owner of an after market auto and truck parts business in Hagerstown, MD, from which he retired in 1996. He was a US Army veteran. He was a member of Rocky Point Baptist Church, Rocky Point, NC. 
   Surviving are his wife of forty-four years, Joann Hollen Weeks; son, Joseph C. Weeks II of Rocky Point, NC; daughter, Jennifer C. Hoyt and husband, Larry of Pinellas Park, FL; grandson, Zachary Hoyt of Pinellas Park, FL; sisters, Marjorie W. DeBerry of Cocoa, FL, Jo-Ann Dodge, his twin sister, of Finksburg, MD and Rayma Jean Weeks of Mt. Lake Park, MD; and brother, Ralph H. Weeks, who preceded him in death. 
   Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Rocky Point Baptist Church, Rocky Point, NC with the Rev. Darryll Hester officiating. 
   A funeral service will be held at Durst Funeral Home Chapel, Oakland, MD, with the Rev. Donald Wilson officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Oakland, MD. 
   The family will receive friends at Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, MD. 
   Memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401 or Rocky Point Baptist Church, 50 Porter's Lane, Rocky Point, NC 28457. 
   Courtesy of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   MARIAN S. DANIEL 
   Marian S. Daniel of Wilmington, NC died Thursday, March 1, 2001 at Liberty Commons Assisted Living. 
   She was born January 5, 1912 in Wilmington, NC, daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Keys Small, and was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Math Daniel. 
   Mrs. Daniel was a member of First Christian Church. She was a volunteer for many years at the Senior Citizens Center and the American Red Cross. Mrs. Daniel worked as a dietician at James Walker Hospital and at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   Surviving are her two sons, Sam W. Daniel Sr. and wife Helen of Durham, NC and Dr. Robert M. Daniel and wife Kathy of Tahlequah, OK; three grandchildren, Sam W. Daniel Jr., Charlotte Daniel, and Anderson Daniel. 
   Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001 in Oakdale Cemetery by Rev. Daniel Webster. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 15825 Shady Grove Rd., Ste. 140, Rockville, MD 20850, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   HARRY R0BINS0N McCARTNEY 
   Harry Robinson McCartney of Wilmington, NC died Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at his residence. 
   He was born March 11, 1923 in Wilmington, NC, son of the late Harry C. and Ila Byers McCartney. 
   Mr. McCartney was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the Army Air Force. He was a Firefighter for the City of Wilmington, retiring after twenty years of service, after which he worked at Wal-Mart of Monkey Junction. 
   Surviving are his wife, Janice Craig McCartney of the home; four children, Brenda Faye Colvin of Virginia Beach, VA, Harry Eugene McCartney and wife Flora of Milton, FL, Steven Wayne McCartney and wife Tonya of Wilmington, NC, and Janice Marie Johns and husband Douglas of Wilmington, NC; seven granddaughters; and one brother, Richard Byers McCartney of Wilmington, NC. 
   Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001 in Oleander Memorial Gardens by Dr. Marc Drake. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 423 N. 23rd St., Wilmington, NC 28405. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   
   ALMA EARLE FULLWOOD 
   ELIZABETHTOWN - Alma Earle Fullwood, 79, died Wednesday, February 28th, 2001 at home. She was retired as a floral artist associated with several florists in Wilmington and Wallace Florist in Elizabethtown. 
   Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, 520 North 15th Street, Wilmington, NC with the Reverend David Elks officiating. 
   Survivors include: a sister, Dorothy Merritt of Scotts Hill, NC; a brother, Rodney Fullwood of Jacksonville, FL and her dear and loving friend, Mattie Ward of Elizabethtown and several nieces and nephews. 
   Visitation will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 2 - 4 at Kinlaw Funeral Home in Elizabethtown and from 7 - 9 at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel, 4108 South College Road in Wilmington. 
   Arrangements by Kinlaw Funeral Home and Andrews Mortuary. 
   
   CLARENCE J. BROWN 
   BURLINGTON - Clarence J. Brown passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 after an extended period of declining health. 
   Mr. Brown was born in 1913 in Duplin County, NC and grew up in the town of Warsaw. He graduated in 1934 from North Carolina State College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. The following year he joined the Duke Power Company in Winston-Salem. 
   After America's entry into World War II, Mr. Brown enlisted in 1942 with the U.S. Navy. He enrolled in an intensive training program in radar theory and maintenance, and for most of the War was assigned to Carrier Aircraft Service Unit Two stationed in Hawaii. 
   After the War, Mr. Brown secured employment with the Western Electric Company and eventually transferred to its affiliated company, Bell Laboratories. Until he retired in 1975, his career was devoted to the development of radar systems supporting our nation's anti-aircraft and, later, anti-ballistic missile systems. 
   Mr. Brown will be remembered for his lifelong passion for playing the piano. He was also a supporter of libraries and was particularly proud to have been named a Director Emeritus of the Friends of the Library, Elon College. 
   A resident of Burlington, NC since 1951, he is survived by his devoted wife Mildred Jones Brown of Burlington, brother Lee Brown and his wife Jean of Warsaw, NC, son Gordon Brown and his wife Claudia of Raleigh, NC, daughter Jane Frost Anderson and her husband Frank of Spartanburg, SC, granddaughter Katie Wall and her children Deborah Jane and Alexandra, all of Spartanburg, SC. 
   A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. The family will receive friends in Calvin Hall immediately following the service. 
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to support the Elon University Library in Elon, N.C. 
   
   FRANCENE BUGG 
   Francene Bugg, 82, died February 27 in Germantown, TN, following a long illness. She leaves her husband of 64 years, George M. Bugg. 
   She also leaves four children, Frank M. Bugg (JoAnn) of Huntsville, AL, Dr. William Bugg (Ginny) of Birmingham, AL, Fran Bugg of Tallahassee, FL, and Vicki Blacet (Paul) of Wilmington, NC. In addition, she leaves two sisters, Jane M. Pople (the late A.R.) of Germantown, and Martha M. Wood (Jim) of Forest Park, GA, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Frank E. Maxwell of Memphis, and her brother, Frank F. Maxwell of Conroe, TX. 
   Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at the First Baptist Church of Memphis, where three generations of her family have been members. Services will be at 11 a.m., also at the church, with burial service following at Memphis Memorial Park. Memphis Funeral Home officiating. The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 200 East Parkway N., Memphis, TN 38112, or any local Alzheimer's Association.

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