|Saturday, March 10, 2001
Anderson, Anne Elizabeth, of Rocky Point died Tuesday at
Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Lutheran
Church of Reconciliation. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery,
Long Island, N.Y. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
Batts, Ethel Boykin, 83, of Maple Street, Wallace, died
Monday at Brian Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Oakey Plain
Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Murray Cemetery. Matthews Funeral
Burney, George S., 73, of Elizabethtown died Monday at
Bladen County Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Shady Grove
AME Zion Church, Council. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Peoples
Funeral Home, Whiteville.
Cherry, Doris Woodcock, 79, of Burgaw, formerly of Clinton,
died Tuesday at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m.
today at Caswell Presbyterian Church, Atkinson. Burial will be in Woodcock
Cemetery. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.
Chisholm, Noel, 93, of Spring Arbor died March 2. A memorial
service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Southport.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral Service, Southport.
Engel, Charles Robert, 82, of 562 Greenmoss Road, Boiling
Spring Lakes, died Thursday at Dosher Memorial Hospital. A memorial service
will be at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at V.F.W. Post 10400, N.C. 87, Boiling Spring
Lakes. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel.
Faison, Charles, 52, of 900 Edgerton St., Goldsboro, died
Thursday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. Arrangements will be announced
by Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro.
Floyd, Ruth C., 87, of Southport died Wednesday at Ocean
Trail Convalescent Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Peacock-Newnam
Funeral Chapel, Southport. Burial will be in Northwood Cemetery.
Freeman, Norien Carter Puzon, 77, of Lake Forest Parkway
died Wednesday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will
be at 11 a.m. today at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel.
Burial will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens.
Green, James K., 83, of New Savanah Road, Burgaw, died
Friday at Pender Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Harrell's
Funeral Home, Burgaw.
Gurganious, Gertrude, of 106 Hargrove Drive, formerly
of 222 Motttown Road, Atkinson, died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical
Center. Arrangements will be announced by Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.
Hawes, Mildred, 91, of 1207 Chestnut St. died Friday at
New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by
Jordan Funeral Home.
Hill, Evelyn M., 64, of Whiteville died Tuesday at Premier
Living, Lake Waccamaw. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cherry Grove
Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Peoples
Funeral Home, Whiteville.
Jones, Ronnie Earl, 56, of Richlands died Wednesday at
Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today
at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Beulaville. Burial will be in Oak Ridge
Memorial Park, Pink Hill.
Lewis, Sadie Mae, 69, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Feb.
27. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Flagpatch Baptist Church in
Loris, S.C. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westside Funeral Home,
Lunsford, Geneva Bonham, 86, of Rocky Point died Thursday
at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today
at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial
McNeil, Arthur Lee, 53, of Hunt|ing|ton Station, N.Y.,
formerly of Fair Bluff, died March 3 in New York. The funeral will be at
1 p.m. today at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Fair Bluff. Burial will be
in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville.
Myers, J.C. Sr., 78, died Wednesday at McCleod Regional
Hospital, Florence, S.C. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at St. James
United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Heaven Gate Cemetery, Murrells
Inlet. Westside Funeral Home, Tabor City.
Newkirk, Inez, 77, of 560 N. Sunset St., Atkinson, died
Tuesday at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today
at Saint Mary United Holy Church, Atkinson. Burial will be in Murphy Cemetery,
Burgaw. Dunn Funeral Home, Burgaw.
Owens, Dorothy Lenora Spivey, of Leland died Tuesday at
New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today
at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn
Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Page, Lelma Whaley, 79, of Wallace died Thursday at Pender
Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Quinn-McGowen
Funeral Home, Wallace. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park, Watha.
Pierce, Odessa Y., 85, of Elizabethtown died Thursday
at Bladen County Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond
Branch Baptist Church, White|ville. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville.
Russ, J. Elmus, 70, of 796 Poley Bridge Church Road, Nakina,
died Friday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m.
Sunday at Peacock's Chapel in the Pines, Whiteville. Burial will be in
Sloan, Frances Woodcock, 78, of Chinquapin died Thursday
at Britt|haven of Onslow, Jacksonville. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. today
at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Beulaville. Burial will be at 2 p.m.
Sunday in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw.
Smith, Josephine Byrant, 91, of 125 Lincoln St., Wallace,
died Thursday. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Adoram Baptist Church,
Wallace. Burial will be in the Murray Family Cemetery. Rose Hill Funeral
Home, Rose Hill.
Taylor, Willie, of 2020 Perry Ave. died Tuesday at Cornelia
Nixon Davis Health Care. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethel
United Holy Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jordan Funeral
Threlkeld, Minnie Lee, 89, of Longwood died Friday at
Autumn Care, Shallotte. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount
Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte.
Tichnell, Kenneth Harold, 77, of Mount Lake Park, Md.,
died Sunday. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today in Oleander Memorial
Gardens. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel.
Williams, Michael Eugene, of 9797 Old Mill Road, Leland,
died Thursday at home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Calvary
AME Church, Navassa. Burial will be in Mount Calvary AME Church Cemetery.
French I. Davis Funeral Home.
Williams, Samuel L., formerly of 1803 Castle St., died
in Brunswick Community Hospital, Supply. A memorial service will be at
11 a.m. Sunday at St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church. French I. Davis Funeral
Winn, William H. Sr., of 232 North Carolina Ave. died
Tuesday at home. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Pine Forest
Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.
JOSEPH E. GREEN PLEASANT
Joseph E. Green Pleasant, eldest son of Virginia and Stephen
Green, was born April 16, 1940, in Pine|wood, South Carolina. He attended
public schools in New Hanover County and graduated from Williston High
School in the class of 1958. Joseph joined the United States Air Force
(USAF) in 1961. While serving in the USAF, he received a BA degree from
the University of Nebraska, a MA degree from Wichita State University (Kansas)
and a MPA from Golden Gate University (California).
During his military career, Joseph received several Air
Force Medals and Commendations. He retired from the USAF in 1986 with the
rank of Captain and accepted a staff position with the Washington Metropolitan
Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as Chief of Safety. After 10 years of service
with WMATA, Joseph retired and joined Siemens International, a company
that designs and builds subway systems in major cities around the world.
Joseph was an active member of Ebnezer A.M.E. Church in Ft. Washington,
Maryland, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Faternity Inc. Through the fraternity
he helped shape numerous educational and charitable programs such as the
annual Special Olympic events.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Patricia W. Pleasant;
three children, Marva A. Pleasant of Wilmington, NC, Stephen N. Pleasant
of Washington, DC, and Kelly Pleasant (Learie) George of Severn, Maryland;
two brothers, Lewis (Sonja) Green of Wilmington, NC, and Eugene (Patricia)
Green of Ft. Washington, Maryland; two uncles, Joseph (Mattie) Green of
Baltimore, Maryland, and Nathan (Gail) Pleasant of Pinewood, SC; one aunt,
Mary McFadden of Pinewood, SC; three grandsons, one great-grandson; two
nieces; four nephews; mother-in-law, Laura C. Powell of Wilmington, NC;
and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephan
AME Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will
receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 Sunday evening. At other times
the family will receive visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson,
813 South 12th Street, and 1112 Whistler Ave.
Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.
BEATRICE WILLIAMSON STEWART
Beatrice Williamson Stewart, 80, of Wilmington, NC, and
formerly of Fayetteville, NC, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her residence.
She was born in Bladen County, NC, on June 14, 1920, the
daughter of the late Bertha Bell Burney Williamson and Rembert H. Williamson.
Mrs. Stewart was an active and lifetime member of Haymount
United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. She participated in volunteer
work as a Pink Lady at Highsmith-Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville and a
Grey Lady for the Veterans Administration Hospital, also in Fayetteville,
and the American Red Cross.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Sam Elmo Stewart;
three children, Elaine Mintz, Nancy Glasgow and husband Robert, and Deborah
Bahen and husband Jim, all of Wilmington, NC; seven grand|children, Caroline
Jackson, Stephen Mintz and wife Lynn, Heather Glasgow, Robert Glasgow Jr.,
James Glasgow and wife Leslie, Jennifer Bahen and Stephanie Bahen; two
great-grandchildren, Cassidy Mintz and Dillon Mintz; and a sister, Marguerite
Vivian of Pinehurst, NC.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, by Hospice Chaplain Sweetie Frances.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts way be made to Lower
Cape Fear Hospice, 725 Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401.
THE REV. DR. WILLIAM EUGENE DORNEMANN
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10,
at 11 a.m. to celebrate the life and ministry of the late Rev. Dr. William
Eugene Dornemann. The service will be at The Church of the Servant on Oriole
Drive, with Rev. Dornemann's wife, the Rev. Maxine Maddox Dornemann, giving
the eulogy. Friends and former parishioners of Father Bill and Maxine are
invited to attend, and to accompany the family to lunch afterward at McAllister's
Gourmet Deli on South College Road.
BILLY JEAN O'NEAL
Billy Jean O'Neal, 66, of Durham passed away Wednesday,
March 7, 2001. She was born in Durham to the late Hazel Perry O'Neal and
William Elliot O'Neal Sr. and later grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina,
which she considered to be her home. Jean spent many of her adult years
in Blacks|burg, Virginia, having worked at Virginia Tech University, and
then returning to Durham for the last 13 years to be closer to family.
She was a gregarious, outgoing, fun-loving mother of three
and grandmother of 10, all of whom she adored. Jean enjoyed a passion for
the theater and was actively involved in many local productions throughout
her life. She was a volunteer with the Carolina Playmakers; member, Carolina
Harmony Chapter (Raleigh), Sweet Adelines; and had lifelong involvement
with numerous community service organizations.
She is survived by her children and their families: Donna
Boone-Caldwell of Blacksburg, Virginia, Michael Warshauer of Atlanta, Georgia,
and Wendy Davidow of Southfield, Michigan; a brother and sister-in-law,
Elliot and Barbara O'Neal of Wilmington; her aunt, Helen Spratt of Durham,
and special cousins and nephews who were very dear to her. Jean felt blessed
to have many wonderful neighbors and special friends, in addition to caring
co-workers at the City of Durham. She touched the lives of many and will
be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Planned
Parenthood or the Alzheimers Associations.
A memorial service was held on Friday afternoon, March
8, at 3:00 p.m. at the Howerton Bryan Funeral Home in Durham.
MRS. HATTIE LEE MERRELL
WILMINGTON - Mrs. Hattie Lee Merrell, age 88, formerly
of Kelly, died Friday, March 9, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Merrell was born September 14, 1912, in Bladen County
and was the daughter of the late William A. and Alice Melvin Russ. She
was predeceased by her son, Robert Sinclair Kelly; grandchildren, Judith
Louise Sawyer, John Edward Reher and Bernie Reher; and one great-granddaughter.
She was a member of White Lake Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and
Johnny Reher and Janice and Harry Corbett, all of Kelly, Carol and Leo
Vereen, Rita and Terrance Benjey and Judy and Louis Sawyer, all of Wilmington;
daughter-in-law, Carole Kelly of Hampton, VA; eight grandchildren; ten
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ruth
Kelly of Kelly, Edith Hedgepeth and Lois Marshall, both of Newport News,
VA, and brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Janet Russ of Lynchburg,
Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Quinn-McGowen
Funeral Home, Burgaw Chapel, with the Rev Teddy Lawson officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday at Quinn-McGowen
Funeral Home immediately following the funeral service until 5:00 p.m.
Committal service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oleander Memorial
Grandsons of Hattie Lee Merrell will serve as casketbearers.
The family requests that memorial gifts be given to American
Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, 2 Hanover Square, Suite
1600, Raleigh, NC 27601-1764 or to Holy Angels Inc., PO Box 710, Belmont,
Hattie Lee Merrell was a very special loving and caring
mother, grandmother and sister. She will be greatly missed by all who knew
and loved her.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.
MR. JEFF THORNTON ANDERS
HARRELLS - Mr. Jeff Thornton Anders, 86, of 7521 Wildcat
Rd., died Friday at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
Mr. Anders was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Harmony
Presbyterian Church in Kerr by the Rev. Currie Long, Rev. Herbert Pate.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Anders is survived by his wife, Wanda P. Anders; 2
sons, Charles Anders, Joseph Anders, both of HarRells; 1 daughter, Peggy
Carter, of Clinton; adopted daughter, Doris Pridgen of Ivanhoe; 6 grandchildren;
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday
at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.