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|JOSEPH JOHNSON SMITH SR.
Mr. Joseph Johnson Smith Sr., 74, of 635 Ravenswood Road, Hampstead, N.C., went to be with his Lord on Monday, March 19, 2001 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Scotts Hill Baptist Church and burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington. Reverend Phil Ortego and Reverend Geary Walton will officiate.
Mr. Smith was born in Hampstead on October 25, 1926, the son of the late William Ramp Smith and Virginia Dare Davis Smith. He was lovingly nicknamed "Hoodley" by his father. He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Christy Lynn Smith, four brothers, William Ramp Smith Jr., Marion Hardin Smith, Bobby Ray Smith Sr., Ronald Davis Smith, and one sister, Norma Smith Reeves.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Murray Smith, of the home, one son, Joseph Johnson Smith Jr., and his wife, Crystal, of Hampstead; and two daughters, Jo Ann Smith Walton, and her husband, Geary, of Raleigh, N.C., and Jeanette Smith Edens, and her husband, Chris, of Scotts Hill, N.C. He was "Dandaddy" to six grandchildren, Jerry Kevin Walton his wife, Sandi and her son Page, Michelle Lesay Walton, Joseph Johnson Smith III, Jeffery Scott Smith and his wife, Erin, Laura Kelly Edens, and Christopher Edens Jr. Also survived by his two sisters, Merie "Chook" Lea, and Celia Medford, and four brothers, Thomas L. Smith, C. Henry Smith, L.D. Smith and Jerry Burns Smith, and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Hoodley like a father and grandfather.
Mr. Smith was a member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church. He was a senior deacon, and loved his Lord.
Mr. Smith was part-owner and president of Atlantic Seafood Company Incorporated of Hampstead, N.C.
He was a member of the Pender County School Board for 30 years, a member of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission for 12 years, a member of the Beefmaster Cattleman's Association, a 32 degree Mason and member of Orient Lodge 319. Because of his love and concern for others, he generously gave of himself as a Sunday School teacher, Boy Scout Leader, community servant and encourager in the Hampstead community.
Pallbearers will be: David M. Howard, Bert Lee Jr., Jack Medford, Bobby Ray Smith Jr., George D. Murray, Michael R. Piner, Carson H. Smith Jr., and Thomas L. Smith Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Richard V. Biberstein Jr., Gene Jerabek, Charles R. King, Jessie Lea Jr., Kenny Lea, Russell Lewis, Benny Murray, Bobby Murray, Mckinley Nixon, Rodney Owens, Ivey Player, Daniel R. Piner, Tyler Poole Sr., and Charles Sidbury.
Flowers are welcome, however, memorials may be made to Scotts Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 185 Scotts Hill Loop Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, or Grace Baptist Church, 15814 Hwy. 50 North, Garner, North Carolina 27529.
Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel.
Vernon Jones of 1214 Kings Grant Road, Wilmington, N.C., died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wake County, N.C., on July 16, 1924.
After retiring from the U.S. Civil Service, Mr. Jones relocated from Newport News, Va., to Wilmington and joined Bethel United Holiness Church where he was a deacon and a member of the church's Golden Age Club.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Goldie Montague and two daughters, Jacqueline Parker and Juanita Neil.
He is survived by his wife, Mae Jetta Jones of he home; his father, Lee Montague of Newport News, Va.; children, Catherine George of Laurel, Md., Charles George and wife Niece of Temple Hill, Md., Celestine Jones of the home, Stephanie Jones Haley and husband John of Wilmington, N.C., Vernae Jones Seals and husband Larry of Beltsville, Md.; a sister, Celestine Cooper and husband Lexington of Newport News, Va.; grandchildren, Michael George, Sonya George, Kevin George, Bryant George, Andrew George, Asim Williams, Christopher George, Vernon Haley, LaTora George, Ryan George, Ayanna Seals and Kela Seals and a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2001 followed by a 4:00 p.m. funeral service at Bethel United Holiness Church, with Rev. Stephen Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2001 at the home of John and Stephanie Haley at 8703 Decoy Lane, Wilmington.
A Jordan Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc., Service.
MRS. FANNIE CAMERON DAVIS HOLMES
Mrs. Fannie Cameron Davis Holmes, of 1411 Wooster Street, departed this life on Monday, March 19, 2001. She was born November 8, 1922, in Wilmington, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Ben Davis Sr. and Hester Sheridan Davis. She was preceded in death by her brother Ben Davis.
She received her education in the Wilmington Public Schools System and graduated from Williston Industrial High School - Class of 1940. Her higher education was completed at Fayetteville State Teacher College - Class of 1944. She dedicated thirty-two years to enriching and inspiring minds during her public teaching career. She taught in the Sampson County and New Hanover County School Systems.
Fannie was a longstanding member of Gregory Congregational United Church of Christ. She served faithfully and helped lead in various tasks, such as, Sunday School teacher, choir member, organist, and church treasurer.
She was also a member of the Lenna Orpah Chapter No. 616 and currently held membership in the Sisters of Giblem No. 646.
Her retirement years afforded her the opportunity to be involved with the Retired Teachers' Association, the YMCA, the XYZ Club, Church Women United, and several senior citizens and civic organizations in the Wilmington Area.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to James E. Holmes Jr. on October 27, 1951 and enjoyed forty-nine years of marriage.
Surviving to cherish her memory is her loving husband, James, five children - James Holmes (Yolanda), Paula Greene (Gregory), Patricia Sansbury (Michael) all of the city, Sadie Davenport (Herman) of Durham, NC, and John Holmes (Pamela) of Raleigh, NC; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Alexander Holmes (Marilyn) of St. Albans, NY; one sister-in-law, Annell Gardner of Mesa, AZ; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special friends Chrystabelle Brown, Patricia Oliver and her son, Darius.
Her favorite pet Labradors King and Queen will miss her.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, Friday, March 23, 2001 at Gregory Congregational United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Pine Forest Cemetery.
A Jordan Funeral Home & Cremation Inc. service.
MRS. SALLY MILLER WALKER
Mrs. Sally Miller Walker, age 79, of Nun St, Wilmington died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Walker was born in Washington, N.C. on May 11, 1921 to the late Samuel Woody Miller and Millie Bonner Miller. She was the wife of the late David Evander Walker.
Mrs. Walker attended John H. Small, Washington High School and Hardbargers Secretarial School.
She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend. Her Motherly love will be greatly missed by all.
Mrs. Walker was an accomplished artist, which became her passion after retiring from the Raleigh News and Observer. Prior to going to work at the Raleigh News and Observer on March 15, 1951, Sally worked with Southern Bell Telephone Company and Norfolk Naval Base. She started as a switchboard operator at the News and Observer and eventually went to work in the Business Office of the newspaper and held various positions in that department.
Sally retired from the Business Office of the News and Observer December 1986, after 35 years of full time service, but continued to work as a switchboard operator until moving to Wilmington, N.C. in December of 1998. Even today Sally's special sense of humor is remembered fondly by her former co-workers.
Mrs. Walker is survived by her two children, David A. Walker of Wilmington, N.C. and Beverly W. Ashcroft of Matthews, N.C.; three grandchildren, D. Allen Walker of Wilmington, N.C., Jason Walker Ashcroft of Charlotte, N.C. and Julia Ross Ashcroft of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister Cora Mae Matta of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; four nephews and two nieces and the Nun Street cats.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel by the Reverend Robert D. Cook. The entombment will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001 in the Mausoleum Chapel, Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Hwy. 70 Clayton, N.C.
The family will receive friends 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Drive until the funeral hour.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 3915 Oleander Drive, (910-791-4444).
HOWARD VERNON WORTHINGTON
Howard Vernon Worthington of Wilmington, NC died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001. Interment will be in Milford, CT.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Western New England, PO Box 50, Springfield, MA 01105, or the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hannover Square, Ste. 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.
MR. RONALD KAY SANDERSON
Mr. Ronald Kay Sanderson, 48, of 3157 Old Boardman Road, Evergreen, NC formerly of Lumberton died Monday, March 19, 2001 at Columbus County Hospital.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Boardman Baptist Church with Rev. Hal Stephens officiating. Burial was in Boardman Baptist Church Cemetery, Evergreen, NC.
Mr. Sanderson was a member of Boardman Baptist Church, where he was the former RA Director and a past Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Sanderson was a former Evergreen T-Ball Coach and a Flag Football Coach in Chadbourn. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wesley Sanderson Sr. of Evergreen, NC, spouse; Deborah R. Sanderson of the home, 2 sons, Erik Wesley Sanderson of Wrightsville Beach, NC, Benjamin O'Neal Sanderson of the home; 3 brothers, Norman Wesley Sanders Jr. of Arapahoe, NC, Charles Allen Sanderson of Lake Waccamaw, NC; Gary Sanderson of Charlotte, NC, 3 sisters; Diane Wiggins of Evergreen, NC, Janet Robinson of Chadbourn, NC; Betty Sanderson of Wilmington, NC, 1 granddaughter, Kameron Blake Sanderson.
The family received friends March 21, 2001 at Floyd Mortuary and Crematory Inc. in Lumberton, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 136-A Bow Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Floyd Mortuary and Crematory, Lumberton.
CATHERINE ANDERSON ALLEN