Miscellaneous New Hanover County, North Carolina
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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 Service, Wallace. 
   
   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, Tabor City. 
   
   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 Park, Watha. 
   
   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 Mintz Cemetery. 
   
   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 Home. 
   
   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 Home. 
   
   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, VA. 
   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 Gardens. 
   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, NC 28012. 
   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 A. Connell. 
   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; 4 great-grandchildren. 
   The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.


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