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Thursday, March 8, 2001

    Batson, Ruby Lee Meeks, 79, of Mariner Health Care Center died Sunday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Blakes Chapel Advent Christian Church. Burial will be in church cemetery. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   Batts, Ethel Boykin, of Maple St., Wallace, died Monday at the Brian Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakey Plain Baptist Church. Burial will be in Murray Cemetery. Matthew's Funeral Service, Wallace. 
   
   Burk, Augusta Seide, 88, of Cerro Gordo died Tuesday at home. The funeral will be at 8 p.m. today at Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. Burial will be at a later date in North Platte Memorial Cemetery, North Platte, Neb. 
   
   Chisholm, Noel, 93, of Spring Arbor died Friday. A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Southport. Peacock-Newnam Funeral Service, Southport. 
   
   Cooper, Elizabeth Scott, 98, of Heritage Place, Fayetteville, formerly of Cooper Road, Graham, died Feb. 23 at Village Green Rehabilitation Center. The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Graham. Burial will be in Hawfields Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hawfields. Rich & Thompson Funeral Service, Graham. 
   
   Floyd, Ruth C., 87, of Southport died Wednesday at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Chapel, Southport. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery. 
   
   Freeland, Texie Henderson, 84, of Maple Hill, formerly of Essex, Md., died Wednesday at home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Maple Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lanier and Meadows Cemetery, Maple Hill. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Jarrell, Olive W., 61, of 3602 Metting Road died Monday at Chapel Hill. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. Burial will be in Wilmington National Cemetery. 
   
   Jernigan, Jerry Nash "Dogg," 45, of 294 Providence Church Road, Teachey, died Tuesday at Anderson Regional Medical Center, Anderson, S.C. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Padgett Funeral Home, Wallace. Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Johnson, Annie R., of 19 Mercer Ave. died Monday at Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Leland. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   King, James "Cooper," of 19-C Cypress Grove died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street. 
   
   Miller, Walter, 57, of the Angola community, Maple Hill, died Monday at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Greater St. Paul Holy Church, Maple Hill. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Newkirk, Inez M., 77, of 560 N. Sunset St., Atkinson, died Tuesday at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary United Holy Church. Burial will be in Murphy Cemetery, West Pender Community. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   Pleasant, Joseph, died Sunday in Puerto Rico. Arrangements will be announced by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eight Street. 
   
   Sheffield, Lisa Fussell, 31, of Magnolia died Tuesday at home. The funeral will be at 
  3 p.m. Friday at Dobson Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Knowles Cemetery, Rose Hill. Community Funeral Home, Rose Hill. 
   
   Smith, Jack Wingate, died Monday. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Oakdale Cemetery. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Taylor, Willie, of 2020 Perry Ave. died Tuesday at Cornelia Nixon Davis Health Care. Arrangements will be announced by Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Teachy, Willie L., of I-15 Garden Lake Estates died Monday at Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   Williams, Samuel L., formerly of 1803 Castle St., died in Brunswick Community Hospital, Supply. Arrangements will be announced by French I. Davis Funeral Home. 
   
   Winn, William H. Sr., of 232 North Carolina Ave. died Tuesday at home. Arrangements will be announced by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street. 
   
   WILLIAM ARCHIE BOSWELL 
   William Archie Boswell of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, March 4, 2001. 
   He was born February 18, 1920, in Wilmington, NC, son of the late William Darchie and Nina Mae Hicks Boswell, and was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Carter Boswell; two sons, Billy Boswell and Terry Boswell; and one grandson. 
   Surviving are one son, Wayne Boswell of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and, one sister, Margaret E. Boswell of Wilmington. 
   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001 in Greenlawn Memorial Park by Rev. Ann Jahnes. 
   The family will receive friends at their residence, 1213 Spofford Circle. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   DOROTHY LENORA SPIVEY OWENS 
   Dorothy Lenora Spivey Owens of Leland, NC died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
   She was born May 5, 1930, in Columbus County, NC, daughter of the late George Washington and Sally Brown Spivey, and was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Owens. 
   Surviving are her three daughters, Dedera Jones and husband Charles of Wilmington, NC; Sandra Smith and husband Robert of Leland, NC; and Terry Caroon and husband Keith of Southport, NC; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Macky Spivey of Rockwell, NC. 
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by Dr. Lamar Brooks and Rev. Donald Batchelor. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. 
   Mrs. Owen's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   JUANITA PIERCE BARDEN 
   Juanita Pierce Barden of Plantation Village, Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. 
   She was born in Sneads Ferry, NC on September 7, 1916, the daughter of the late Martha Redd Pierce and Benjamin Franklin Pierce Jr. 
   Mrs. Barden was a U.S. Deputy Marshall in Raleigh, NC, prior to retiring to Wilmington. She was a member of Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church. 
   Surviving are her son, Dr. H.L. "Hank" Barden Jr., and wife Barbara of Wilmington; a brother, Maj. USAF Ret. Heywood Pierce of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Madlon Glover and husband Norwood of Miami, FL; and two grandchildren, Pierce P. Barden and wife Courtney of Harrisburg, PA, and Christopher H. Barden of Charlotte, NC. 
   A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001 in the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church, Wrightsville Beach, by Dr. Huw Christopher. 
   The family will receive friends at the church following the service. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church, 2 West Fayetteville Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   KENNETH EDWARD 'KENNY' MOORE 
   Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Moore of Leland, NC went to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, March 5, 2001. 
   He was born November 18, 1949, in Pender County, NC, son of Tressie D. Moore of Currie, NC and the late James Edward Moore. 
   Mr. Moore was a member of Bear Branch Baptist Church in Currie, NC. He was a crane operator for International Paper Company for over twenty-three years. 
   Mr. Moore was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, whose smile will live on in the hearts of those that knew him. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Patty M. Moore of the home; one daughter, April Moore Ramsey and husband Finn of Leland, NC; five sisters, Mary Carroll, Brenda Williamson and husband Alan, all of Goose Creek, SC, Emily Losada-Martinez and husband Fortunato, Edwina Hall and husband Joel Lopez, all of Currie, NC, and Sherry Mandujano and husband Primitivo of Ivanhoe, NC; one brother, James Walter Moore and wife Shelby of Leland, NC; and two grandchildren, Robbie Ramsey and Ryan Ramsey. 
   Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March. 8, 2001 in Moore's Family Cemetery, Currie, NC by Rev. James Buchanan. 
   In lieu of flowers, a love offering may be made in memory of Kenny to wife, Patty Moore, c/o Riegelwood Federal Credit Union, PO Box 508, Riegelwood, NC 28456. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   PAMELA GAIL BLALOCK 
   Pamela Gail Blalock passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2001, following an extended illness. 
   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, in Prospect Cemetery. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made c/o Margaret Moore, 218 Mohawk Trail, Wilmington, NC 28409, to assist with funeral costs. 
   Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. 
   
   ANNE ELIZABETH ANDERSON 
   Anne Elizabeth Anderson of Rocky Point, NC, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Pender Memorial Hospital. 
   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation by Rev. Lawrence F. Meyer. 
   The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church, and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28411. 
   Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. 
   
   JAMES 'JIMMY' PERHEALTH 
   James "Jimmy" Perhealth of Hampstead, NC died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. 
   He was born March 19, 1953, in Hampton, VA, son of Theodore E. and Cleo O. Watkins Perhealth. 
   Surviving are his three sisters, Wanda P. Capps of Jacksonville, NC, Diane Hardee and Carolean Medlin, both of Hampstead, NC; and one brother, Ray Perhealth of Murfreesboro, TN. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Livingstones Tabernacle, 127 Sloop Point Loop Rd., Hampstead, NC 28443. 
   Andrews Mortuary Hampstead Chapel. 
   
   MRS. DORIS WOODCOCK CHERRY 
   BURGAW - Doris Woodcock Cherry, age 79, formerly of Clinton died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Pender Memorial Hospital. 
   She was born February 8, 1922, in Pender County and was the daughter of the late Neil Melvin and Ada Lee Bramble Woodcock. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Cherry and brothers, Bernice B. Woodcock, Jack M. Woodcock Sr. and Neil Marcus Woodcock. 
   Mrs. Cherry was a lifelong member of Caswell Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of James Walker School of Nursing, Class of 1944. She was a veteran of WWII, having served as a Lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps. She retired as Assistant Director of Nursing at Sampson Memorial Hospital and then continued to work as company nurse at The Lundy's Packing Company in Clinton. 
   Surviving are her brother, Wilbur C. Woodcock of Atkinson and numerous nieces and nephews. 
   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Caswell Presbyterian Church, Atkinson with the Rev. Richard Wurtzel officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Woodcock Cemetery. 
   Casketbearers will be the nephews of Doris Woodcock Cherry. 
   The family will receive friends 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and other times will be at the home of Wilbur and Raye Woodcock, Atkinson. 
   Memorial gifts may be given to Caswell Presbyterian Church, PO Box 189, Atkinson, NC 28421. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   CATHERINE DIGGLE BROWN 
   Catherine Diggle Brown, 84, of Charlotte, NC, died peacefully, Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center, following a period of declining health. She was attended by her children. 
   Mrs. Brown was born April 24, 1916, in Charlotte, daughter of Samuel Lewis and Mary Louise Cobb Diggle of Central Avenue. She attended Central High School in Charlotte, and graduated from Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC. In November, 1942, she was accepted into the Women's Army Auxiliary Forces. She was the 42nd woman from North Carolina to be allowed to enlist in the Army during WWII. She was promoted twice, and was commanding a training company in Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, when she was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain, following a service related disability. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Disabled American Veterans and St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Charlotte. 
   After WWII, Miss Diggle married James A. Brown Jr., who served from 1950 to 1962 as Assistant Administrator of Greenville General Hospital, and from, 1962 to 1970 as Administrator of Gaston Memorial Hospital. 
   Mrs. Brown is survived by their three children, James Arthur Brown III of Cary, NC, George Conril Brown of Washington, DC, and Catherine Elizabeth Holmgreen of Greenville, SC; three grandchildren, Amanda Leigh, David Joseph and Elizabeth Styron Gault; brother Samuel Lewis Diggle Jr., of Charlotte, and sisters Mrs. Carl Lowry of Charlotte, and Mrs. Carl Duncan of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. 
   A visitation from 6-7 p.m., followed by a rosary, will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Harry and Bryant in Charlotte. Mrs. Brown will be buried with her late husband in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, NC. Memorials may be made to Holy Angels in Belmont, NC. 
   Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mrs. Brown. 
   
   KENNETH HAROLD TICHNELL 
   Kenneth Harold Tichnell, age 77 of Mt. Lake Park, died on Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland. He was born January 5, 1924 in Kitzmiller and was the son of the late Arthur S. Tichnell and Kathleen (Junkins) Tichnell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Haggen Tichnell and two brothers, Johnny Tichnell and Arthur "Red" Tichnell Jr. 
   Mr. Tichnell began his career as the owner of Tich's Truck Stop in Frederick and later became a member of the B&O Railroad Security police, was a former Maryland State Police Trooper, worked as Supervisor of Air Security for Washington State and Alaska, and retired from the U.S. Customs Service. Mr. Tichnell was a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II where he served as a pilot in both Sicily and Germany 
   He is survived by three sons, Martin Tichnell and his wife Janis of Cumberland, James "JJ" Lightner and his wife Eva of Wilmington, N.C. and Kenneth "KC" Tichnell and his wife Bonnie of Mt. Lake Park, one daughter, Gloria Durning and her husband Joseph of Flossmoor, IL., two brothers Frederick Tichnell of Mt. Lake Park and Bobby Dale Tichnell of Frederick, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
   Mr. Tichnell was a member of Proctor Kildow Post #71 American Legion, McCoole Post # 6775 V.F.W, the Maryland Police Alumni Association and the N.R.A. 
   Military Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Oleander Memorial Gardens with Rev. Adrian Shepard officiating. 
   A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 3915 Oleander Drive, (910-791-4444). 
   
   EMMAGENE McMULLIN 
   HALTOM CITY - Emmagene McMullin, 82, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Haltom City. 
   Visitation will be Thursday in the Williamsburg Room of Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Services at the graveside, 11 a.m. Friday, Cabel Roberts, officiating. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. 
   Emmagene McMullin was born September 22, 1918 in Decatur, TX. She was an electrical assembler for General Dynamics and an associate of Radio Shack. 
   Survivors: sons, A.C. McMullin and his wife, Barbara of Bolivia, N.C., Jerald G. McMullin and his wife, Mary of Haltom City; grandchildren, Tonia Kinkead and her husband, Dan of Williamsburg, VA., Tamila McLeod and her husband, David of Keller, Denise Fleming and her husband, Gordan of Clifton, VA., Holli Reagan and her husband, Gerald of Haltom City, Cynthia Diaz and her husband, Fred of North Richland Hills, Donnis K. McMullin of Springfield, VA.; seven great-grandchildren; brother, James Miller Goodger of Fort Worth, and sister-in-law, Frankie Goodger of Fort Worth. 
   Thompson's Harveson and Cole Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas.


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