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Tuesday, March 6, 2001

    Ballard, Willie E., of 2839 Vance St. died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Batts, Ethel M., of Maple St., Wallace died Monday at the Brian Center. Arrangements will be announced by Matthews Funeral Service, Wallace. 
   
   Blanton, Ruby Ennis, 73, of 412 Northeast Railroad St., Wallace, died Sunday at Pender Memorial Hospital, Burgaw. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park. 
   
   Boswell, William Archie, died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Fowler, Dorothy, 76, of Tabor City died Saturday at Loris Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Carolina Baptist Church. Burial will be in Carolina Cemetery, Green Sea, S.C. Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City. 
   
   Hamilton, Reginald, 43, of 401 N. George St., Goldsboro died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Hill, Hallie, 66, of Bladenboro died Sunday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bryant Swamp Baptist Church. Burial will be in Singletary Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   James, Geneva, of 1616 N. 26th St., died Saturday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Johnson, Annie R., of 19 Mercer Ave. died Monday at Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   Kennedy, Allen James, 80, of Pink Hill died Saturday at Duplin General Hospital, Kenansville. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Beulaville. Burial will be in East Duplin Memorial Gardens. 
   
   Land, Lura Walters, 95, of 1802 Chestnut St. formerly of Chicago, Ill. died Friday at Pender County Memorial Hospital, Burgaw. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, Siler City. Burial will be in Loves Creek Baptist Cemetery. 
   
   McCrae, Mary, 72, of 1706 Harrell St., Goldsboro died Sunday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   Parish, Emanuel Alfred "DaDa," of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Navassa, died. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Mount Calvary AME Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   Peckowitz, Helen, of Montaigne Court, NW, Calabash, died Saturday in the Hospice Care Center. A funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Brendans Catholic Church, Shallotte. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
   Teachy, Willie L., of I-15 Garden Lake Estate died Monday at Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   Wallace, John Charles "JC" Sr., 68, of Hayes Road, Cerro Gordo, died Saturday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Warner, Carrie Elizabeth Stanley, 82, of Whiteville, died Sunday at home. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville. 
   
   ENID B. ADAMS 
   ELIZABETHTOWN - Enid B. Adams, 76, died Sunday, March 4, at Bladen County Hospital. Mr. Adams worked for 30 years as a telecommunicator for the NC Highway Patrol. He was preceded in death by a son, Warren Adams. 
   Graveside service will be held at Bladen Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Neill Smith and Peton Royal officiating. 
   Survivors: wife, Frances G. Adams of the home, daughter, Debra Foster and husband Scott of Elizabethtown, daughter, Lynn Adams of Newport News, VA, sister, Wenona Bryant of Hope Mills, NC, brother, Cliff Adams of Wingate, NC, 1 granddaughter, Devan Foster and 1 grandson Dalton Foster. 
   Visitation will be held Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kinlaw Funeral Home and at other times at the Adams residence, 5725 NC Highway 242 South, Elizabethtown. 
   Memorials may be made to Clarkton United Methodist Church. 
   A Kinlaw Service. 
   
   EDNA BROWN HEWLETT 
   Edna Brown Hewlett of 228 Greenville Avenue, Wilmington, NC, |passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001 after a brief illness. 
   She was born in Onslow County, NC, on November 15, 1906, the daughter of the late Alice Pollard Brown and John T. Brown. Mrs. Hewlett was preceded in death by her husband Frank Hewlett and three sons, Bobby Hewlett, Emory Hewlett, and Rae Hewlett. 
   Surviving are her children, Nancy Floyd and husband Frank of Wilmington, Jean Rose and husband Buddy of Texarkana, TX, and Lynda Blizzard of Jacksonville, NC; three brothers, Garland Brown of Wilmington, NC, Hershell Brown and wife Marguerie of Jacksonville, NC, and Irvin Brown and wife Mary also of Jacksonville; and a host of. grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
   Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in the Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery (Masonboro Sound community) by the Rev. Linda Taylor. 
   The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel and at other times will be at the home of Nancy and Frank Floyd, 221 Spruce Drive, Wilmington, NC. 
   Memorial gifts may be made to Oleander United Methodist Church, 5810 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403, or to a charity of individual choice. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   ANN PHILLIPS KING 
   Ann Phillips King of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, March 4, 2001 at Mariner Health Care following an extended illness. 
   She was born May 17, 1925 in Johnston County, NC, daughter of the late Albert Elliott Phillips and Martha Brady Phillips, and was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. 
   Mrs. King was a member of St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, served as a volunteer with the New Hanover County Arboretum and with New Hanover County Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the Cape Fear Garden Club. 
   Surviving are her husband of 52 years, William "Bill" M. King Sr. of the home; a son, Bill King and wife Elizabeth; and their son, John Norris of Wrightsville Beach, NC; one daughter, Beth King Geddie and husband Dan; and their daughters, Melissa Geddie and Amy Geddie, of Wilmington, NC; and brothers and sisters, Edna Allen of Wilmington, NC, James Phillips of Norfolk, VA, Mary Beasley of Four Oaks, NC, and Bill Phillips of Smithfield, NC. 
   Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in. Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel. 
   
   ROSE LISCIOTTO 
   Rose Lisciotto of Wilmington, NC, formerly of The Village of Belle Terre, New York, died Monday, March 5, 2001 at Liberty Commons Nursing Center. 
   She was born March 4, 1902 in Italy, daughter of the late Tom and Rosario Scafide Costanzo, and was preceded in death by her husband, Santo Lisciotto. 
   Surviving are her son, Frank R. Lisciotto and wife Dona of Wilmington, NC her grandchildren, James Lisciotto and wife Pauline of Pennsylvania, Rose Marie Preston and husband Jimmy, and Glenn Lisciotto and wife Theresa, all of Massachusetts, Christine Morrello and husband Mark of New Jersey, and Julia Donahue and husband Kevin of Georgia; and thirteen great-grandchildren. 
   Services will be held in New York by the John Scalia Funeral Home, Staten Island, NY, (718) 356-6363. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   MRS. RUBY M. BATSON 
   Mrs. Ruby Lee Meeks Batson, 79, of Mariner Health Care Center, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at her residence. 
   Mrs. Batson was born February 1, 1922 in Horry county, SC, the daughter of the late Jacob B. and Joann Johnson Meeks. She was a member of the Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Francis Batson and son Charles Thomas Batson. 
   Survivors include her three brothers Jack and Woodrow Meeks both of Currie, Hurbert Meeks of Washington, NC, a sister Bessie Causey of Loris, SC, a daughter-in-law, Diane Batson of Burgaw, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Blakes Chapel Advent Christian Church by the Reverend Edward Dowd. The interment will be in the church cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, prior to the service. 
   A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 791-4444. 
   
   BETTY G. JONES BARR 
   Betty G. Jones Barr age 76 of 5005 Trailing Vine Lane, Wilmington, died Monday, March 5, 2001 at Lower Cape Year Hospice Center. She was born December 2, 1924 in Alamance Co. to the late James Dover and Lillian Estelle Pritchard Gerringer. Mrs. Barr was a retired Bookkeeper of A&P Tea Co., a member of Harbor United Methodist Church and a member of American Legion Auxiliary post # 10. 
   She is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. "Bobby" Jones and a daughter Ellen Jones Foust. 
   Mrs. Barr is survived by her husband William D. Barr of the home, three daughters, Sandra J. King of Burlington, Debbie J. Leigh of Gibsonville and Anne B. Lewis of Wilmington, a son, Michael D. Barr of Raleigh, three sisters, Kathleen Warren of Morehead City, Opal Stanley of Burlington and Maxine Crisco of Winston-Salem, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
   Funeral services will he held 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel with Rev. D. Ray Warren officiating. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in Alamance Memorial Gardens in Burlington. 
   The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Harbor United Methodist Church at 4853 Masonboro Loop Rd., Wilmington, N.C. 28409 or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center at 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28401 
   A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 3915 Oleander Drive, (910-791-4444). 
   
   MR. STADEM CORBETT MAREADY 
   WALLACE - Mr. Stadem Corbett Maready age 85 of 124 Cypress Creek Road, Wallace died Monday morning March 5, 2001, at his residence. 
   Funeral services will he held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2001 from the Padgett Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Richard Wurlitz and Rev. Samuel Swinson. Burial will follow in the Maready Cemetery. 
   He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Carter Maready, one step-son, Russell Fields of Wallace, two sisters, Mrs. Helen Abbott of Winterville and Mrs. Sadie Oliver of Pine Level and one brother, Bob Maready of Wallace. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Mrs. Lily Belle Hayes and two brothers, Alva Maready and Jay Maready. 
   A native of Duplin County, Mr. Maready was the son of the late Robert Henry and Ruth Brinson Maready and was a veteran of World War Il having served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church. 
   Casketbearers will be Bobby Maready, Jay Bronnie Maready, Ronnie Abbott, Bill Oliver, Vance Moore and Byron Thomas. The family will receive at the funeral home from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and will be at their residence, 124 Cypress Creek Road, Wallace other times. 
   The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salem Presbyterian Church or to the Maready Family Cemetery. 
   A Padgett Service of Wallace. 
   
   MS. NOLAN CAVENAUGH 
   Ms. Nolan Cavanaugh age 94 of 4801 Ilex Dr., Wilmington died Sunday March 4, 2001 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   Ms. Cavanaugh was born May 5, 1906 in Wilmington, N.C. and was the daughter of the late Jacob Woodley and Ella Maxwell Cavenaugh. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Woodley Cavenaugh and Adolph Cavenaugh; three sisters, Louise Kelly, Sadie Lee Yopp, Mary Pearl Bonham, Minnie Cavanaugh. 
   Ms. Cavanaugh was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was active with The Young At Heart Group of Calvary Baptist Church. She retired from Block Shirt Factory after forty years of service at which time she was awarded a gold watch for her service. 
   She is survived by; three sisters, Carrie Watkins, Magnolia Mintz, Ida Mae Guthrie all of Wilmington; a brother, Johnny Earl Cavenaugh of Bolivia; a very special nephew, Reverend Winfield Kelly and wife Pinky, with whom she made her home; thirty-five nieces and nephews, numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews. 
   She will always be loved, respected and missed by all who knew her. 
   Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel with Dr. Marc Drake officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Following the funeral services, family and friends are welcome at the home of the Reverend and Mrs. Winfield Kelly at 4801 Ilex Drive, Silva Terra, Wilmington. 
   Pallbearers will be, Johnny Yopp, Howard Mintz Sr., Linwood Guthrie, Andy Eason Sr., Rodney Bonham, Jacob Cavenaugh, David Kelly. 
   By request of Ms. Cavenaugh, there will be no Family/Friends night prior to the day of the funeral. 
   Reverend Kelly and family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, NA's, RPT, Housekeeping and all others involved in the care and love that was given to Ms. Cavenaugh and her family during her hospitalization on the 8th floor, SICU and especially the 5th floor at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. You, will not be forgotten. May God Bless you all. 
   A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel 3915 Oleander Drive, (910-791-4444). 
   
   CARLTON STALLING HEDGECOCK 
   SUPPLY - Carlton Stalling Hedgecock, 67, departed this life to begin his new life with Christ on Monday, March 5, 2001 in Autumn Care of Shallotte. 
   Mr. Hedgecock was born on May 8, 1934 and was a son of the late Vance and Alice Hewett Hedgecock. He served three years with the United States Coast Guard. He worked with Cottrell Engineering Company most of his adult life as a cook on a dredgeboat. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a brother, Joseph Hedgecock, and a stepson W. Micheal Cash. 
   Mr. Hedgecock leaves to treasure his memory his wife of 43 years, Sara G. Hedgecock; four daughters, Carol H. Benino and husband, Gus, Bolivia, Julie H. Tucker, Supply, Lea H. Buffkin and husband, Richard, Boonesneck, and Donna H. Hewett and husband, Rex, Shallotte Point; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 
   Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m. at Galloway Cemetery, Supply. Mr. Hedgecock will lie in state for one hour prior to the service at the gravesite. 
   Family will receive friends at 358 Stone Chimney Road on March 6th between 6-8 p.m. 
   Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC. 
   
   BRYON WOODWARD DODSON 
   Byron Woodward Dodson, 75, of Topsail Reach, NC , died, March 4, 2001 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC. He was born in Cambridge, Ohio. Mr. Dodson attended Muskingum Presbyterian College in New Concord, Ohio, and New York University in New York City, NY. He served in the U.S. Amy during WW II and was a retired Plant Comptroller for Stone Container, Hopewell Virginia. Mr. Dodson attended the First Baptist Church of Hopewell and was affiliated with Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel of Topsail Beach, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron Newton and Lavinna Woodward Dodson, and a sister, Dorothy Maier. Surviving are his wife, Billie Lee Scott Dodson of Topsail Beach, NC, two sons, Jim Dodson of Fernindino Beach, Fl., and Steve Dodson of Petersburg, a sister, Catherine Clayton of Salesville, Ohio, a brother, Theron Dodson of Dallas, Texas, one niece, several nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 8, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Willie S. Cromer Jr. Pastor of the first Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, Va. Flowers; are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 401 N, 2nd St Hopewell, Va. 23860 or Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 3071, Topsail Beach, NC 28445. 


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