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JESSIE LOUISE WATTS
Jessie Louise Watts of Wilmington, N.C. died Monday, March 26, 2001 at Liberty Commons Assisted Living.
She was born in Huntington, WV, September 1, 1912, daughter of the late Jesse and Maggie Drenner Watts.
Miss Watts was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was secretary of the Sunday School for many years. She was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and retired from Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company after many years of service. Miss Watts was a member of the YWCA, and the Business and Professional Women's Club of Wilmington.
Surviving are her niece, Roberta Dowell of Naples, FL.
No services have been planned.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

LOUISE HARPER HENRICKSON
Louise Harper Henrickson of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove.
She was born May 4, 1921 in Wilmington, NC, daughter of the late Louis and Lilie Belle Lane Harper.
Mrs. Henrickson was a lifelong member of United Advent Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Gordon Daniel Henrickson Sr. of Wilmington, NC; one son, Dan Hen|rick|son and wife Dr. Susan Henrickson of Yardley, PA; and two grand|children, Rachel Henrickson and Andrew Henrickson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel by Rev. Adrian Shepard. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.
Memorials may be made to United Advent Christian Church, 4912 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412.
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

RODNEY MITCHELL CHAPMAN
Rodney Mitchell Chapman, 69, of 1907 Pownee Dr., Kinston, NC died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, he is the son of the late Wiley Whitfield and Eunice Morris Chapman, and graduated from Western Kentucky University. He served as a Captain and flight instructor in the U.S. Air Force and retired from E.I. DuPont in 1996 with 33 years of service as a research chemical engineer. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and served on the vestry.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 3:00 p.m. today, March 27, 2001 with Rev. Michael Singer officiating. After the service, a celebration of his life will be held in Moseley Hall at the church.
Surviving: his wife of 46 years, Joanne Bates Chapman; sons Bradley Bates Chapman and wife Jane of Kinston, NC, David Russell Chapman and wife Cindy of Durham, NC, Charles Thomas Hise Chapman and wife Scarlett of Durham, NC, and a daughter Lisa Ann Chapman of Wilmington, NC, and 10 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 800 Rountree St., Kinston, NC 28501.
Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home Inc., Kinston.

BENJAMIN H. PRIDGEN
HENDERSON - Benjamin Hughes "Butch" Pridgen, 54, of 880 Coble Boulevard, Henderson, died Sunday, March 25, 2001 in Maria Parham Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at City Road United Methodist Church.
Surviving locally are a brother, Mike Pridgen, and wife, Cher; a niece, Drew Pridgen; a nephew, Will Pridgen.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to City Road United Methodist Church, c/o Alene Brummitt, P.O. Box 1212, Henderson, NC 27536.
Flowers Funeral Home, Henderson.

ALICE OLIVIA PARKER DILLON
December 22, 1921 - March 23, 2001
Daughter of Julius Albert and Bessie Jane Parker. Sister of Liza Stanley Crouch, Harvey Parker, Azilee P. Simmons, and Rev. Julius A. Parker Jr. All who preceded her in death. Alice was born and lived most of her life in the Wilmington area.
Honorable wife of William M. (Bill) Dillon Sr., whom she married February 1, 1942, at the Sixth Street Advent Christian Church in Wilmington, NC, by Rev. James Lee. Bill and Alice last resided at Dayspring, 4026 NC Hwy. 11 S, Wallace 28466, where Bill continues to reside.
Beloved mother of William M. (Billy) Dillon Jr. and wife Alice of 403 Dorm Street, Sumpter, SC 29150, Alice Ruth Dillon Halls and husband Jim of 45 Pintail Lane, Rocky Point, NC 28457, and James Howard (Jimmy) Dillon Sr. and wife Michelle of 1009 Stevenson Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405.
"Granny" to Tracie H. Alford and husband Scott, Tammy H. Chapman and husband Charles, Kristen H. Honeycutt and husband Michael, James G. Halls, Alicia D. Brunson and husband Dennis, William Todd Dillon and wife Crystal, Karen Dillon, and James H. Dillon Jr. and wife Kim.
"Great Granny" to Kyle, Joshua, Elizabeth, Olivia, Matthew, Daniel, Brooklyn, Cameron, Jonathan, Ashton, and Sarah.
Alice was a bond servant of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. She never tired of sharing the love of Jesus with her family, friends, and all who would come across her path. She knew Him as Savior and Friend, her Redeemer and Lord, her Comforter and Strong Tower. She served Him with a humble heart and never considered herself to be equal with Him. She studied the Word to show herself approved by Him. She was a mighty prayer warrior, praying without ceasing and counted her life naught, that she might show His love to others. She was a nurse to the sick, a provider for the poor and a comforter to those who mourned. She was clothed with dignity and strength; she has laughed at the days to come. She spoke with wisdom and faithful instruction was on her tongue as she taught her children and those many young women whom she mentored. She watched over the affairs of her own household and never ate of the bread of idleness. Her children have raised up and call her blessed and look forward to that day when we all together will sit at the feet of Jesus.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park, FL 32060.
A celebration service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2001 at United Advent Christian Church, 4912 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

LUCIA L. CRISTAUDO
Lucia L. Cristaudo, age 55, born Lucia Katharine Learner, in Buffalo, New York, was the victim of an armed robbery and hostage-murder situation in Carbondale, Illinois, Saturday, March 24, 2001, at her place of employment. She gave herself so that 18 others could live.
Lucia is survived by her beloved daughter, Rachel Katharine Cristaudo of Carbondale, mother Priscilla Faxon Learner of Buffalo, N.Y., brother, Faxon Learner of Southport, North Carolina, sister, Mary Martens Booth of Woodland, Texas, nephew William Martens of Carbondale, and nieces, Marilyn Osbon, Amelia Island, Florida, and Jean Burggraff of Houston, Texas. Lucia was preceded in death by her father, Harry Wendell Learner, D.O., and brother, Wendell Learner. She is also survived by long-time partner, Jay Cupp of Carbondale and former husband of 32 years and dear friend, Lorenzo Cristaudo of Makanda.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in 1964 with a degree in retailing, Lucia co-founded and managed a number of businesses in Carbondale. She was the manager/buyer of Cloud Nine Gifts in University Mall, co-founder and business manager of Cristaudo's Caf‚ and Bakery of Carbondale, co-owner of Cristaudo's Flight Restaurant of Carbondale, owner of Finders Keepers Gifts and Collectibles of Carbondale, and manager of Midwest Cash of Carbondale. Lucia also was principal consultant to several other businesses in Carbondale, as well as involved in several civic organizations, including the Carbondale Business and Professional Women and the League of Women Voters. Lucia earned much recognition and numerous awards for her work over the years, both as an employer and ethical team leader. Her contribution to the quality of life in Carbondale will be dearly missed.
Memorials in Lucia Cristaudo's name may be made to the Women's Center, 406 W. Mill St., Carbondale, IL 62901.
Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Carbondale, IL
Hurrman-Harker Funeral Home, Carbondale, is in charge of arrangements.

WALTER FREDERICK KOZAK
Walter Frederick Kozak of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, March 26, 2001 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 18, 1915 in Winnipeg, Canada, son of the late Fred and Anna Nazar Kozak.
Mr. Kozak was an active member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II, retiring as Lt. Col. with the Army Reserves. Mr. Kozak retired from General Electric where he was a manufacturing engineer. He was a member of the G.E. Retirees Association and the Elfun Society at G.E. Mr. Kozak was an active community volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and served at the Senior Center helping fill out income taxes and insurance forms.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis May Oberlander Kozak of the home; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Rohr of Deer River, NY; two grandsons, Roger C. Deery Jr. and Benjamin L. Deery; a great-grandson, Eric Deery; and one brother, Peter R. Kozak of Schenectady, NY.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001 at Wrightsville United Methodist Church by Rev. Tim Russell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

INNESS R. CARLSON
Inness R. Carlson of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, March 26, 2001 at Davis Health Care Center.
He was born May 9, 1911 in Fullerton, NE, son of the late Gustav Alfred and Christina Elizabeth Inness Carlson, and, was preceded in death by his wife, Marianna Butler Carlson.
Mr. Carlson was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder and Deacon. He was a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. Mr. Carlson retired as an F.B.I. agent in September 1974. He was a life member of the American Cancer Association and formerly served as a volunteer for Hospice and the American Cancer Society. He was part-time Chaplain at the New Hanover Correctional Center and was a member of Wilmington Lodge #319 A.F. & A.M.
Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Carlson Gordon of Charleston, SC; two granddaughters, Ashley Elizabeth Gordon Mead and husband, P.O. Mead IV of Awendaw, SC, and Caroline Grace Gordon of Oakton, VA; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Leigh Mead.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2001 in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum by the Rev. Ernest Thompson.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3131 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

FRIEDA GERULL
Frieda Gerull of Hampstead, NC, died Sunday, March 25, 2001 at Woodbury Wellness Center.
She was born October 7, 1910 in Tilsit, Germany, daughter of the late Fritz and Johanna Roschinsky Petrat.
Mrs. Gerull was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

MARIAN G. GARRELL
LORIS, SC - Mrs. Marian Graham Garrell, age 74, of the Howard community, died Monday (3/26/2001) at her home following an illness. Mrs. Garrell was born June 12, 1926 in Loris, SC. Mrs. Garrell was the wife of James E. Garrell Sr. of Loris, SC, and the daughter of the late James Quincy Graham and the late Janie Morrisey Graham. Mrs. Garrell was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church of Tabor City, NC, a homemaker, and also served as the city clerk of Tabor City for eight years.
Survivors including her husband; one son, James E. Garrell Jr. of Wilmington, NC; one daughter, Cynthia G. Smith of Loris SC; two brothers, James Graham Jr. and Maurice "Pop" Graham, both of Loris, SC; one sister, Joan Taylor of Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandchildren; Jennifer McDaniel Smith of Florence, SC, and Stacy Martin of Atlanta, GA; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday (3/28/2001) at St. Paul Methodist Church of Tabor City, NC with entombment following at Twin City Mausoleum. Officiated by Rev. Al J. Morris. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578. Directed by Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris, S.C.

ARCH JUNIOR BROOKS
Mr. A.J. Brooks, 75, of 36 Port-O-Pines Estates, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Cypress Point Care Center. He was born May 5, 1925, in Monette, Arkansas, to the late Archie F. and Virginia Robinson Brooks.
Mr. Brooks was a US Army veteran of WWII and a retired used appliance salesman. He was a member of Christ's Sanctified Holy Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Hazel Brooks of the home; five daughters, Diane Robuck of Liberty, NC, Janet Brooks of Columbia, SC, Teresa Jernigan, Cynthia Miles and Debbie Kinsey, all of Wilmington, NC; one son, Gary Brooks of Irmo, SC; sixteen grandchildren; one brother, R.C. Brooks of Perry, GA; and one sister, Vonia McCay of Huntsville, AL.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Campground in Perry, GA, by Rev. Ben Jernigan and Rev. Leon Stewart.
Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ's Sanctified Holy Church in Perry, GA.
A service of Watson-Hunt Funeral Service, Perry, GA.

MRS. PEARL BOWDEN RAMSEY
BURGAW - Mrs. Pearl Bowden Ramsey, age 80, of 2918 Penderlea Highway, Burgaw, died Wednesday morning March 28, 2001 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, from Forest Hills Baptist Church, con|ducted by Rev. Fitzhugh Fennell. Burial will follow in the Burgaw Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Lucas and husband John of Reedville, VA, and Mrs. Peggy Bill and husband Larry of Goldsboro, one son, Billy Ramsey and wife Joy of Wallace, one granddaughter, Mrs. Ann Marie R. Hanchey and husband Andrew of Wallace, four grandsons, Richard Rivenbark and wife April of Hendersonville, Timmy Rivenbark and wife Wendy of Burgaw, David Bill and wife Mandy and Todd Bill, both of Goldsboro, one step granddaughter, Mrs. Teresa L. Webb and husband Brent of Maryland and one step-grandson, Johnny Lucas of Maryland, four great-granddaughters, Jessica Rivenbark and Makala RivenBark, both of Burgaw, and Rachael Bill and Logan Bill, both of Goldsboro, five great-grandsons, Zachary Rivenbark and Joshua Rivenbark, both of Hendersonville, Christian Bill and Noah Bill, both of Goldsboro, and Hunter Hanchey of Wallace, two step great-granddaughters, Heather Davis and Taylor Webb, both of Maryland, and one step great-grandson, Clint Davis of Maryland, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Rivenbark and husband Duncan and Mrs. Louise Cawood and husband Francis, both of Burgaw, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Bowden of Burgaw, and one brother, Ivey Bowden of Kenansville. She was predeceased by a brother, William N. Bowden and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Bowden.
A native of Pender County, Mrs. Ramsey was the daughter of the late William P. and Wilhelmine Hagen|bruch Bowden and was a member of the Forest Hills Baptist Church.
Casketbearers will be Richard Rivenbark, Timmy Rivenbark, David Bill, Todd Bill, Andrew Hanchey and Larry Bolick.
The family will receive at the Forest Hills Baptist Church from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and will be at Mrs. Ramsey's residence, 2918 Penderlea Highway, Burgaw, other times.
Those so desiring may make memorials to the Women's Missionary Union of Forest Hills Baptist Church, 2711 Penderlea Highway, Burgaw, NC 28425 or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to a charity of one's choice.
A Padgett Service of Wallace.

MR. WOODROW WILSON SULLIVAN SR.
Mr. Woodrow Wilson Sullivan Sr., age 86, of 3732-A St. John Court, WilMington, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001 in the loving arms of his wife.
Mr. Sullivan was born March 1, 1915, in Brunswick County and was the son of the late Bailey and Winnie Estelle Padrick Sullivan. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Hudson Sullivan; two sons, Woodrow W. Sullivan Jr. and wife Sharon of Leland, Wade Bailey "Cotton" Sullivan of Wilmington; a daughter, Betty Sullivan Walters and husband Huxley of Southport; two sisters, Mae Lanier of Wilmington, Luella Smith of Wilmington; seven grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Reed and Reverend Dennis Wright officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Wright, Eugene Maxton Skipper Jr., Daniel Weatherington, Brian Ennis, Woodrow Wilson Sullivan III, Jimmy Hudson.
Honorary pallbearers will be, Charles Spencer, Aubrey Smith, P.J. Whitman, Ralph Ambrose, Hampton Henry.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, and other times from the residence.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, (910-791-4444).

ROBERT JAMES SAXON
Robert James Saxon of Wilmington died Wednesday in Cape Fear Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel by Rev. Jack Miller. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

LILLIE TAYLOR MEADOWS
Lillie Taylor Meadows of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation and Health Care Centre.
She was born September 30, 1913, in Doodle Hill, SC, daughter of the late Bogin Cash and Mary Jane Smith Taylor, and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Meadows.
Mrs. Meadows was a member of First Wesleyan Church of Wilmington.
Surviving are her two daughters, Marie Boswell and husband Junior of Wilmington, NC, and Patricia Bryan and husband Oscar E. of Dublin, NC; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel, by Rev. Steve Flecken. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Boswell, Larry Boswell, Greg Boswell, Philip Boswell, Terry Brian, and Brian Prevatte.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.
Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel.

FRANCIS EDWARD RIVENBARK
Francis Edward Rivenbark of Surf City, NC, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, NC.
He was born June 16, 1926 in Sampson County, NC, son of the late Preston E. Rivenbark Sr. and Etter Mae Cockman Rivenbark, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Taylor, and his brothers, Linwood Rivenbark, Joseph Rivenbark, and Wayland Rivenbark.
Mr. Rivenbark was a member of Surf City Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II, and retired from the Timme Corporation after twenty years of service.
Surviving are his children, Jan Manning of Wallace, NC, Steve Rivenbark of Willard, NC, and Glenn Rivenbark of Atlanta, GA; three granddaughters; four great-grandsons; five brothers, Preston E. Rivenbark Jr. of Burgaw, NC, Bobby Rivenbark of Long Beach, NC, Jimmy Rivenbark of Harrells, NC, Rev. Rubert Rivenbark of Spring Lake, NC, and Donald Rivenbark of Burgaw, NC; three sisters, Nelva Albury of Surf City, NC, Charlotte Lanier of Wallace, NC, and Connie Pittman of Thomasville, NC; an adopted sister, Jessie Borchers of Surf City, NC; a special niece, Earlene Graham; a great-niece, Stephanie Kenneway; a great-nephew, Michael Kenneway Jr.; many other nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Surf City Baptist Church by Rev. Don Horn, Rev. Rubert Rivenbark, and Mayor Zander Guy. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Mayor Zander Guy, Larry Tingen, Terry Duggins, Forest Hamme, Horace Gore, and Kirby King.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel and other times at their residence.
Memorials may be made to Surf City Baptist Church, 505 North Topsail, Surf City, NC 28445.
Andrews Mortuary, Hampstead Chapel.

MARY ALLISON HERRING WATKINS
SOUTHPORT - Mary Allison Herring Watkins, 32, of 1504-F Hudgins Drive, Greensboro, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Chapel with Dr. Wayne Adkisson officiating. Interment will follow in Northwood Cemetery.
Ms. Watkins was born April 17, 1968, in Winston-Salem, was formerly employed with Sears Service Center in Greensboro, and attended Southport Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Jeffery Watkins of Savannah, Georgia; a daughter, Jasmine Watkins of Greensboro; father, Davis C. Herring Jr. of Southport; mother and stepfather, Susan Bellamy Earman and Danny Earman of Savannah, Georgia; and a brother, Bonner Davis Herring of Southport.
The family will receive friends at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight and at other times will be at Lois Jane's Riverview Inn, 106 East Bay Street, Southport, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 4819 Loop Road, S.E. Southport, N.C. 28461.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

JON HENRY GERDES JR.
Jon Henry Gerdes Jr., died Saturday, March 31, 2001, after suffering a heart attack. The son of John H. Gerdes and Marie Rehder Gerdes, he was born in Wilmington, September 17, 1935, and baptized at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church where he remained a lifelong member.
A 1953 graduate of New Hanover High School, Jon played football and created many long-standing records as a basketball player. He went on to play varsity basketball at Wake Forest University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1957. After graduation from the Medical College of Virginia in 1961, he served as an U.S. Navy dentist in San Diego, Okinawa and Quantico. He worked in private practice in Alexandria before retiring.
Jon returned to Wilmington in the late 1960s. He was a gifted writer and a tireless researcher who wrote many scholarly essays on the history of the Lower Cape Fear in antebellum days. He was also a master gardener, bibliophile, an antique enthusiast and a talented brick mason and woodworker.
Dr. Gerdes is survived by his daughter, Catherine Marie Gerdes of Wilmington; a brother, Phillip Engelhard Gerdes and wife Evelyn Crutchfield Gerdes of Charlotte; nieces, Jane Gerdes and Amy Johanna Gerdes Philipp of Charlotte; greatniece, Anna Blythe Moore; and cousins, Mary Katherine Bethea, Henry B. Rehder and G. Stanley Rehder.
A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery today at 2 p.m. by The Rev. John Misenheimer.
Andrews Market Street Chapel.

PETER WELLINGTON TIMBIE
Peter Wellington Timbie of 1301 Potomac Ct., Wilmington, NC, died Friday, March 30, 2001, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. Casual dress is requested.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Andrews Market Street Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Father G. McGivney Cancer Center, Hospital of St. Raphael, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, Conn. 06511.
Andrews Market Street Chapel.

ANNE R. O'DONNELL
Anne R. O'Donnell, 73, passed away March 31 at Wilmington Hospice Center.
A native of New York, N.Y., Mrs. O'Donnell was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. O'Don|nell. She located in Wilmington in 1997 after retiring from the Conference Board in New York City. She was a graduate of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. In addition to her devotion to her children and grandchildren, Mrs. O'Donnell's passions included the arts, gardening and travel.
Survivors include a sister, Patricia McGowan of New York; four daughters, Kimberley Ruscio of Virginia, Susan Leary of Charlotte, Mary O'Donnell-Fisher of Colorado and Meg Ryan O'Donnell of Raleigh; two sons, Francis J. O'Don|nell of Florida and Christopher O'Donnell of Minnesota; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the National World War II Memorial, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, Va. 22201.

IVAN VANCE WHITE
Ivan Vance White joined his wife, Annie Kate, when he departed this life on 03-30-01 at C.N. Davis Health Care Center. Born on 11-15-12 in Dalton, GA, he was a knitter of fine hosiery and ladies sweaters. He was President of his local American Federation of Hosiery Worker's Union in Hawthome, NJ. During Depression years, he worked in Michigan before settling in New Jersey. After retiring from the knitting industry in 1970, he worked for Dow-Jones and The Wall-Street Journal in security until 1992. He was an avid automobile enthusiast and taught his extensive mechanical skills to many people. Besides his beloved wife of 33 years, he joins 6 brothers and sisters upon being called home to his most merciful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is survived by two children, Ivan, Jr. of Wilmington, NC, and Linda Lee of Brooklyn, NY, a sister, Julia Lee Elrod of Chattanooga, TN, a sister-in-law, Lydia Grindle of Ringgold, GA, 6 grandchildren, Tacey, Jayme and Michelle, Jason, Darren and Carlee, and 6 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Sells-Hackworth family cemetery near Chattanooga.

JANICE K. JENKINS
Janice K. Jenkins of Carolina Beach, NC, died Monday, April 2, 2001 at her residence.
She was born December 2, 1948, in Jacksonville, FL, daughter of Benjamin Kistler and the late Marie Guthrie Kistler, and was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jenkins.
Surviving in addition to her father are her children, Robert Pinkston and wife Deianna of Ogden, NC, William B. Pinkston of Carolina Beach, NC, Traci Lloyd and husband David of Richfield, NC, and Sherry Haid and husband Glenn of Carolina Beach, NC; a stepson, Ricky Bynum and wife Wendy of Fayetteville, NC; twelve grandchildren; and former husband, Craig Pinkston of Salisbury, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at Cape Fear Baptist Church by George Reynolds. Interment will follow in Federal Point Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Zimmer Cancer Center, 2131 S. 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28402.
Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.

MRS. KIMBERLY deVAUX JONES
OAK ISLAND - Mrs. Kimberly deVaux Jones, 42, of 118 S.W. 24th Street, died Sunday, April 1, 2001 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at Southport Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Dr. Wayne Adkisson and Rev. Jeffrey Johnson officiating.
Mrs. Jones was born May 27, 1958 in Rochester, New York, and moved here in 1967 from Richmond, Virginia. She was employed with the office of Joan Chestnut, CPA, was a Sunday School teacher and G.A. leader at her church, and for many years served as a Girl Scout leader.
She was a graduate of Bruns|wick Community College where she was a member of the National Honor Society and also was a bone marrow donor while in college.
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Kendall Allen Jones of the home; a son, Kendall Evan Jones of Raleigh; a daughter, Krystal deVaux Jones of Oak Island; her mother and stepfather, Donnie and Moe Kirby of Southport; her father, Paul G. Dodge of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a sister, Karen deVaux Jones and husband Kevin of Southport; maternal grandmother, Rae Fredericks of Southport; and paternal grandmother, Doris Dodge of Brevard.
The family will receive friends at Peacock-Newnam Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kim Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, 119 N. Lord Street, Southport, N.C. 28461.
Peacock-Newnam Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport.

MRS. GRACE LOUISE LAVASSER
Mrs. Grace Louise Minor Lavasser, 74, of Hadden Hall, Wilmington, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove.
Mrs. Lavasser was born July 22, 1926 at Bristol, Conn. the daughter of the late Harold and Hattie Minor.
She was a very loving and caring mother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her children, Ralph Perzanowski of Oldsmar, FL; Eric and Karen Perzanowski of Leland; Jean and Louis Gignac of Orlando, FL; Carolyn and Wayne Stango of E. Hartford, CT; Gail Peterson of Wilmington; Donna and Greg Ennis of Manchester, CT; her grandchildren Stacy, Dawn, Christopher, Jamie, Jessica, Joey, Tina, Tawnya, Chad, Charlene, Josh, and her great-grandchildren Matthew, Aidan, Miah and Landen.
Memorial services will be held today, Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Kure Beach, NC.
A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel, 791-4444.

STEVE AUTRY GORE
SUNSET BEACH - Steve Autry Gore, 58, Seaside Rd., died Sunday, April 1, 2001 in the Brunswick Community Hospital.
Mr. Gore was born on June 22, 1942 in Brunswick County. He was a son of the late Cleveland and Sarah Louise Hewett Gore. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Gore. He was a member of the Shallotte Masonic Lodge #727, Wilmington Consistory Scottish Rite and Sudan Temple Shrine.
Mr. Gore is survived by his wife, Teresa Harrelson Gore, one son, Jeremy Grainger, South Brunswick; three daughters, Audria G. Fulwood, husband, Dale, Shallotte, NC, Angie C. Canady, husband, Kendall, Ocean Isle Beach, and Stephanie Gore, South Brunswick; one brother, Shelton Gore, wife, Cynthia, Shallotte, NC; one sister, Emily G. Varnum, Shallotte, NC and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4th at Jennies Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Eddie Booth, Rev. Sandy Rogers, and Rev. Jesse Bentley. Burial will be in Jennies Branch Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd at the funeral home.
Family request that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead Street, Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, POB 830, Supply, NC, Jennies Branch Baptist Church Building Fund, 5256 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.
Casketbearers will be Roy Murray, John Madison, Doug Roycroft, Greg Gore, Steve Kincer, and Dicky Powell.
Honorary casketbearers will be Bennie Martin, Larry Holden, Larry Webb, Edward Gore, Lewis McLamb, Bill Tripp, Wayne Wall, David Gause, Jim Rabon, Bill Rabon, B.C. Jones and Charles Nance.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC.

KENNETH WILFORD 'KEN' COX SR.
Kenneth Wilford "Ken" Cox Sr., 71, Inland Drive, died Sunday, April 1, 2001 in the McLeod Medical Center, Florence, SC.
Mr. Cox was born on July 12, 1930 in Horry County, SC. He was a son of the late Clyde Arthur and Velma Ann Cox.
Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Betty M. Cox; seven sons, James "Jimmy" Cox, Loris, SC, Ken Cox Jr., Wilmington, NC, Steve Cox, Little River, SC, Russell Cox, Myrtle Beach, SC, Daylon Cox, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Charles Farrington, Charlotte, NC, and David Farrington, Winston-Salem, NC; two daughters, Dianne C. Martin and Terri C. Jordan, both of Loris, SC; one brother, Randy Cox, Shallotte, NC; two sisters, Doris Milone, Bloomingdale, IL and Barbara Wipple, Mesa, AZ; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel by the Rev. Danny Whitner.
Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd at the funeral home.
A private burial will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Brunswick Memorial Gardens, Shallotte, NC
Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC.

SARAH LOUISE HEWETT GORE
SHALLOTTE - Sarah Louise Hewett Gore, 82, died on April 2, 2001, in Autumn Care of Shallotte.
Mrs. Gore was born on August 15, 1918, daughter of Luther Thomas and Florida Gore Hewett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland L. Gore; a son, Gordon Gore; a son, Steve Gore; a grandson, James W. Varnum Jr.; an infant grandson of Shelton and Cynthia Gore; a son-in-law, James W. Varnum; a brother, William W. Hewett; a brother, L. Thomas Hewett; and a sister, Jewel Barber.
She is survived by a sister, Byrnina English and husband Charles of Wilmington and a brother, Mark Hewett and Nellie of Shallotte.
Shelton and Cynthia Gore and family, Brent, Lynn and daughter, Savannah; Jeffery, Mary and daughter, Kasey; Dorothy and Marion Warren and daughter, Mason of Ash.
The children of Gordon Gore and Phyllis James; Rebecca White and children, Gordon and Lauren; Elisabeth Tandy and children, Rhyan Norris and Morgan Tandy; Captain Matthew and Kimberly Gore and children, Kortney, Sarah and Kevin of Ft. Levanworth, Kansas, and Emily Gore of Atlanta, Georgia.
The family of Steve and Teresa Gore. Audria and Dale Fulwood and children, Lynsey and Brandon, Angie and Kendall Canady and daughter, Jordan. Stephanie and Jeremy of the home.
A daughter, Emily Varnum and family, Sarah and Richard Gore and daughters, Rachel and Laura of Tabor City. Sandy Ballard and children, Christina and Kenny. Steve Varnum of the home.
Several nieces and nephews and her extended family at Autumn Care of Shallotte.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4th at Jennies Branch Baptist Church by the Rev. Eddie Booth, Rev. Sandy Rogers, and Rev. Jesse Bentley. Burial will be in Jennies Branch Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd at the funeral home.
Family request memorials be made to Jennies Branch Baptist Church Building Fund, 5256 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, POB 830, Supply, NC 28462.
Casketbearers will be Homer Lyles, Marcus Hewett, Mackie Hewett, Brent Gore, Jeffery Gore, Richard Gore.
Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC.

JAMES CLAUDE WOODARD
James Claude Woodard, 23, of Wilmington, NC, died Sunday.
Memorial services will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Cotton Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Barry Teague officiating.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia L. Woodard of New Bern, NC, grandmother, Rachel D. Woodard of Whiteville, NC, aunt Rachel A. Woodard of New Bern, NC, aunt Sara and uncle Jerry Cartrette of Whiteville, NC, and several cousins.
The family received friends at Cotton Funeral Home Monday night.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home, Lake Waccamaw, NC.
Arrangements by Cotton Funeral Home, New Bern.


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