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Wednesday, March 14, 2001

   Adams, Roger D., 62, of Fayetteville died Saturday at Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rehobeth AME Zion Church, Clarkton. Burial will be in Mitchell Field Cemetery, Clarkton. Peoples Funeral Home, Whiteville. 
   
   Allanson, Joseph Anthony, 23, of Jacksonville died Sunday. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Coston Family Cemetery, Maple Hill. 
   
   Bedsole, Raymond Alexand, 80, of Tar Heel died Monday. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tar Heel Baptist Church. Kinlaw Funeral Home, Elizabethtown. 
   
   Brown, Wendell, 59, of 140 Browntown Road died Monday at Cape Fear Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Scotts Hill. Burial will be in Batts Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home. 
   
   Bullock, Julius Horace, 94, of Chadbourn died Sunday at Cypress Point Health and Rehabilitation Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Chadbourn Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn. 
   
   Costen, Louisa Lee, died Monday at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Dennis, Annie Jane, 89, of 1408 Morgan Road, Supply, died Saturday at Cape Fear Hospice Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Riley Hewett Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte. 
   
   Ellia, Edith Gertrude, of 404 S. 16th St. died Friday at Cape Fear Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday Price Cathedral AMEZ Church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   Faison, Charles, 52, of Portsmouth, Va., formerly of Goldsboro, died March 3 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Parker's Chapel FWB Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Rhodes Funeral Home, Goldsboro. 
   
   George, Parthenia B., of 1210 Wellington Ave. died Monday at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Jamaica, N.Y. Arrangements will be announced by John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home. 
   
   Greer, Maureen F., 51, of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., died Monday in Suffern, N.Y. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Brooks Cemetery, Ocean Isle Beach. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Supply Chapel. 
   
   Harrelson, Herman Rudolph, 66, of Brunswick died Sunday. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peacock's Chapel in The Pines, Whiteville. Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Hawes, Mildred, 91, of 1207 Chestnut St. died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Daisy Fields Jordan Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Jakubowski, John Joseph, 41, of Jacksonville died Saturday at Duke University Medical Center. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Potter's House Church. Burial will be in Onslow Memorial Park. Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. 
   
   James, Glenda, 32, of 4030 Big Neck Road, Ash, died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thurs|day at Little Prong Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, Shallotte. 
   
   Jones, Willie J., 86, of Whiteville died Sunday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at McKenzie Mortuary Chapel, Whiteville. Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Manning, Lawrence Alton "Pete," 64, of 802 Holbrooke Ave. died Sunday at home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   
   McGee, LouAnna, 91, of 4801 Gordon Road died Monday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Emanuel Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Northeastern Cemetery. Stokes Mortuary, Rocky Mount. 
   
   Mitchell, Leonard, 43, of Willard died Saturday at Pender Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Newkirk Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Shoulder Branch Cemetery, Castle Hayne. Matthews Funeral Service, Wallace. 
   
   Newkirk, Thomas Albert, 59, of Whiteville died Saturday at Premier Living. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at McKenzie Mortuary Chapel, Whiteville. Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. 
   
   Norfleet, Helen S., 84, of Ocean Isle Beach died Tuesday at Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
   Pierce, Odessa Y., 85, of Elizabethtown died Thursday at Bladen County Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Diamond Branch Baptist Church, Whiteville. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home, White|ville. 
   
   Rajsky, Charles, 82, of 1656 Tuna Drive, Shallotte, died Sunday at Loris Community Hospital, Loris, S.C. Arrangements will be an|nounced by East Coast Cremation and Funeral Service, Sunset Beach. 
   
   Sanna, F. Leon "Buck," died Sunday at Davis Health Care Center. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Therese Catholic Church, Wrightsville Beach. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   Shelley, Charles Wesley, 84, of Hinson's Crossroads Community, Fair Bluff died Monday at Columbus County Hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hinsons Crossroads Baptist Church. Burial will be in Meares Funeral Cemetery, Fair Bluff. 
   
   Streich, Francis John, 84, formerly of Carolina Shores, died Saturday at Brunswick Community Hospital. No services are planned. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. 
   
   ILSE G. HUESKES 
   WILMINGTON - Ilse G. Hueskes, age 93, formerly of Yongers, NY, and Lakehurst, NJ, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at New Hanover Hospital following a period of declining health. 
   She was born on September 28, 1907, in Dresden, Germany, and was the daughter of the late Otto Gustav and Anna (Schewitzer) Greifenhain. She was predeceased by her husband of thirty-seven years, Michael Theodore Hueskies, and sister, Charlotte Blasche. 
   Mrs. Hueskes emigrated from Germany in 1929 and married in 1931. She worked in the garment industry of New York for over twenty-five years. Mrs. Hueskes was active in the community and youth development programs, and in her later years was active in senior programs and charities. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, most recently attending St. Matthew's of Wilmington. 
   Surviving are: her son, Theodore H. Hueskes and his wife, Robin, of Wilmington; a daughter, Caroline H. Gerlich of Plantation, FL; her sister, Alice G. Lindros of Greentown, PA; five grandchildren, Teri H. Soles and her husband, Jeffrey, of Whiteville, Christine H. LaForge and her husband, Edward, of Carthage, Laura G. Nordin of Hesperia, MI, Stephen C. Gerlich of Rockville-Vernon, CT, Traci A. Hueskes of Raleigh; and five great-grandchildren. 
   A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wilmington at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. A private interment will follow. 
   
   MILDRED BARNES LANE 
   Mildred Barnes Lane of 262 Pittman Road near Selma died Saturday evening at Wilson Medical Center. Born in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Louis R. and Virginia Arrington Barnes. 
   Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with Elder Harold Pittman officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Smithfield. 
   Surviving are: her husband, Gerald Douglas Lane; daughters, Shirley Winstead Hill and husband Rayford of Selma, Patricia Ann Tillery and husband Bradford of Wilmington; two stepsons, Steven Clarence Lane and wife Pam of Selma, Michael Douglas Lane and wife Cindy of Selma; a brother, Jimmy Earl Barnes of Wilson; a sister, Alma Gray Duke of Wilson; three grand|children; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
   The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 750, New York, NY 10131-0304. 
   
   MR. HARRY ROBERT CANNON 
   Mr. Harry Robert Cannon, 61, of 211 Wallace Ave. Circle, Wilmington, departed us to be with the Lord on March 12, 2001. 
   Mr. Cannon was born July 10, 1939, in Conway, SC, the son of the late Malcolm Lee and Luttie McDaniels Cannon. He was a longtime resident of Wilmington, was owner/operator of Cape Fear Raceway and Winter Park Texaco until his retirement in 1980. Harry was known for his devotion, dedication, integrity and loving character. 
   He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of forty-two years, Virginia Brown Cannon, his mother-in-law, Bertha Brown ("Mamma D."), two sons, Jerry Cannon and wife Karen of Wilmington, Tommy Cannon and wife Teresa of Rapid City, SD, two brothers, Donnie and Richard Cannon, and one sister, Marguerite Caulder of Wilmington. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2001, in the Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, by the Reverend Robert Jernigan and Reverend Leo Cannon. The interment will be in Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
   Pallbearers will be George Howard, Donald Morton, Billy Price, Rocky Rochelle, David Rochelle and John Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Edwards, Robert Rochelle, Darrell Bruestle, O.B. McClelland, James McDuffie, Robert Massengill, Carl Byas and friends from Whiteys Restaurant. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, and at other times will be at the residence. 
   The Cannon's would like to thank all family and friends who guided and assisted us during Harry's brief illness. 
   A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. 
   
   HORACE LEE BROTHERS 
   BURGAW - Horace Lee Brothers, age 79, of Burgaw, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at home. 
   Mr. Brothers was born March 13, 1921, in Pender County, son of the late Sam Brothers and Leola Ramsey Brothers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances White Brothers, seven brothers, and two sisters. 
   Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2001, 1 p.m. at the Friendly Community Baptist Church, with Rev. Nathan Morton and Rev. Elbert Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Burgaw Cemetery. 
   He is survived by a son, Samuel Lee Brothers of the home; 3 brothers, Clarence Brothers and wife Dorothy of Falls Church, VA, Leonard Brothers and wife Marjorie of McLean, VA, Dennis Brothers of Fairfax, VA; 3 sisters, Marie Harrell, Jane Williams and Annette Brothers, all of Burgaw; a brother-in-law, Albert White and wife Hazel of Rocky Point; a sister-in-law, Eva Jones and husband Gordon of Burgaw; and several nephews and nieces. 
   Mr. Brothers was an active member of the Friendly Community Baptist Church. He owned and operated Brothers Grocery in Magnolia. 
   Pallbearers will be Tommy Brothers, James Williams, Milton "Bud" Chadwick, Kevin White, Allen Jones and Jan White. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725 A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   The family will receive friends Wednesday night 7-8:30 p.m. at Harrell's Funeral Home, Burgaw, 910-259-2136. 
   
   MRS. BEATRICE CARROLL BAKER 
   BURGAW - Beatrice Carroll Baker, age 76, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Mariner Health of Wilmington. 
   She was born October 12, 1924, in Pender County and was the daughter of the late Ethridge and Hattie C. Carroll. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard B. Baker Sr., and brothers, Pearlie, Stuart and Clifton Carroll. 
   She was a member of Caswell Presbyterian Church. 
   Surviving are her sons, Richard B. Baker Jr. and wife Valarie of Wilson, Johnny H. Baker and wife Emily of Burgaw and Douglas A. Baker and wife Brenda of Southern Pines; daughters, Elma B. Daniel and husband Johnny of Kelly and Wilma B. Reedy and husband Gary of Wallace; sisters, Rachel Pridgen of Kelly, Burnette Jones and Exalene Sullivan, both of Wilmington; nine grand|child|ren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and beloved sister-in-law, Sally M. Baker of Bolton. 
   Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Caswell Presbyterian Church with Pastor Richard Wurtzel and the Rev. Dr. Ralph Holt officiating. 
   Burial will follow in Atkinson Cemetery. 
   The family will receive friends 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw, and at other times will be at the home of Elma and Johnny Daniel, 4708 N.C. Hwy. 11, Kelly. 
   Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw. 
   
   REV. DR. JERRY LIVINGSTON SMITH 
   Rev. Dr. Jerry Livingston Smith of Little River, SC, died Monday, March 12, 2001 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington. 
   He was born May 19, 1936 in Kershaw County, SC, son of the late Rev. Coley L. Smith and Louise Phillips Smith, and was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Karen Pardoe. 
   Rev. Smith was a retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He received his bachelor and masters degrees from UNCW, graduated from Southeastern Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Southern Baptist School of Biblical Theology. Rev. Smith served as Pastor at Hampstead Baptist Church for seven years, Parkview Baptist Church in Morehead City for nine years, was an evangelist for five and one half years, and served as an interim pastor for two years. 
   Surviving are his wife of forty-five years, Annette Brown Smith of the home; his children, Elizabeth Dianne Barnes and husband Kenny of Wilmington, NC, Rev. Gary Livingston Smith and wife Sharon of Rutherfordton, NC, Penny Smith Millis and husband Ronnie of Hampstead, NC, and Michelle Smith Pardoe and husband Don of Leesburg, VA; eight grandchildren, Kelly D. Barnes, Heather Smith, Jonathan Smith, Christopher Millis, LeAnne Millis, Eric Pardoe, Emily Pardoe, and Anna Pardoe; and five sisters, Bonnie Smith Combs and husband Carl of Pensacola, Florida; Becky Smith Dudley and husband Basil of Aynor, SC, Ann Smith Billups and husband Bob of Florence, SC, Peggy Smith Hendricks and husband Larry of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Joyce Smith Hayes and Dr. Julian Hayes of Myrtle Beach, SC. 
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2001 at Hampstead Baptist Church by Rev. Greg Noland, Rev. Gary Smith and Rev. Gary Fairchild. Interment will follow in Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead. 
   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   
   ERNEST CLAXTON DICKENS 
   Ernest Claxton Dickens of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at his residence. 
   He was born September 1, 1932 in Elizabethtown, NC, son of the late John Wesley and Glennie Louise Downing Dickens, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda Anne Dickens. 
   Mr. Dickens was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. 
   Surviving are his wife, Lettie L. Dickens of the home; two daughters, Brenda D. Merritt and husband Stephen W. Merritt, and Tina D. Stubbs and husband Stephen M. Stubbs, all of Wilmington, NC; three grandsons, Stephen Wayne Merritt Jr., Gaspin Anthony Merritt, and Phillip M. Stubbs; one great-granddaughter, Chloe Isabella Merritt; two brothers, John Wesley Dickens Jr. of Cary, NC, and Robert Cleveland Dickens of Elizabethtown, NC; and two sisters, Martha Sauvinett of Wilmington, NC, and Margie Barnes of Elizabethtown, NC. 
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2001 at Fellowship Baptist Church by Rev. Arnold Griffin. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. 
   Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 5709 Murrayville Rd., Wilmington, NC 28405. 
   Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.


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