Our Obituaries

Wm. David Clayton

April 13, 1936 - December 8, 2017

David Clayton, 81, passed away suddenly Friday December 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with vascular dementia. He was born in Roxboro, NC on April 13, 1936 to William Wright Clayton and Mabel Hatcher Clayton.He is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Kay Ann Clayton who passed away July 26, 2016, also his brothers Jerry Clayton and Joe Clayton.He is survived by his two children; Teresa...
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Julia L. Ingram

October 30, 1924 - December 6, 2017

Julia Lowe Ingram, 93, of Wilmington died peacefully at home on Wednesday December 6, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 30, 1924 to John Rone Lowe and Pearl Huntley Lowe in Wadesboro, North Carolina. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.Mrs. Ingram's grandfather, John Lowe was owner and publisher of Wadesboro's first newspaper, the "Messenger and...
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Annie Thompson

March 9, 1944 - December 5, 2017

Annie Bell Lassiter Thompson, 73, of Wilmington died Tuesday, December 5, 2017. She was born In Elizabethtown, NC to Wiley and Annie Lou Lassiter. Mrs. Thompson was the owner of Ann's Cleaning Service and was a member of Castle Hayne Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers John Allen and Charley Lassiter. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband of...
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Pamela Ann Aubry

April 7, 1944 - December 1, 2017

On December 1, 2017, Pamela Ann Aubry passed away at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care of Wilmington, NC. She was born on April 7, 1944 in Yonkers, NY to Joseph and Mary Jane Capobianco. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her older brother, Joseph. Pam is survived by her loving husband, John Robert Aubry, her son Scott K. Aubry, her siblings; Barbara Jensen, Carol Hostinak, and Bill...
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Cheryl Dawn Lee

December 21, 1974 - November 30, 2017

Cheryl Dawn Ursery Lee, 42, of Scotts Hill NC, completed her earthly mission on November 30, 2017. She was born in Alamance County, NC on December 21, 1974 to Janet and Don Ursery. As a faithful follower of Christ, Cheryl spent her life in service to others. Cheryl found her lifelong passion for dancing at a young age when her mother Janet put her in her first pair of dance shoes. Cheryl...
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Ruby Hall

January 14, 1928 - November 23, 2017

Ruby Riggs Hall, 89, of Wilmington, died November 23, 2017. She was born January 14, 1928 to James Thomas Riggs and Liddie Millis Riggs who preceded her in death. She had a huge heart and anyone who knew her, knew the love she had for her family. She enjoyed playing 500 Rummy with her grandkids, eating oysters, and cooking her famous homemade biscuits. In addition to her parents she was...
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Marshall D. Campbell

November 9, 1949 - November 23, 2017

Marshall Dean "Grizzly" Campbell, 68, of Wilmington died on November 23, 2017. He was born in Anderson County, SC on November 9, 1949 to the late Wilma Campbell Brock and was raised by his grandparents Albert and Leona Campbell who also preceded him in death. Marshall had a passion for all things hunting and fishing. He also loved to work with his hunting dogs that he raised. Marshall was...
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Glenda Faye Greene

September 13, 1942 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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James Thomas Kalish

September 29, 1946 - November 19, 2017

Jim (DD) was called home Nov 19, 2017. He leaves behind a loving family, wife Ann, son Jamey and wife Debbie, daughter Amanda and granddaughters Jade, Kali and Tessa. He retired from GE and was a mechanical whiz but his greatest accomplishment was becoming Grandaddy. His granddaughters were his pride and joy, always bringing a smile to his face and love to his heart. He enjoyed spending time with...
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Robert Talmadge Musselwhite

July 22, 1933 - November 18, 2017

Mr. Robert Talmadge Musselwhite entered into his Heavenly home on November 18, 2017. He was born on July 22, 1933 to Richard and Ruby Musselwhite. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Doris Musselwhite. Mr. Musselwhite served in the United States Army. He is survived by his sons, Robert" Bobby" Musselwhite and his wife Rhonda, Mike Musselwhite and...
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Betty R. McCartney

December 12, 1920 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Mary W. Jackson

December 24, 1944 - November 15, 2017

Mary Walker Jackson, 72, of Wilmington died November 15, 2017. She was born December 24, 1944 to Willie Lee Walker and Pauline Mulligan Walker who preceded her in death.She was also preceded in death by her husband John Andrew Jackson. Mary is survived by her daughter Bunnie Wray Abernathy and husband Allen of McKenney, VA; son Scott Wray and wife Mary of Wilsons, VA; sisters Judy Bridgewater...
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Robert Thomas Fitzsimmons

May 14, 1933 - November 15, 2017

Robert Thomas (Bob) Fitzsimmons, 84, of Wilmington died Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born May 14, 1933 to John Fitzsimmons and Adelaide Weigelt Fitzsimmons in Fulton, NY.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers John Fitzsimmons and Richard Fitzsimmons.After serving in the US Navy for two years, Bob then completed studies to become a teacher, eventually earning...
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Walter Clarence Carter

October 11, 1941 - November 13, 2017

Walter Clarence Carter Sr., 76, of Castle Hayne passed away peacefully at home Monday Nov. 13, 2017. Walter was born Oct. 11, 1941 son of the late Clyde Clarence Carter and the late Octavia Mae Crumpler. Walter was a well-known electrician in the community. He started East Coast Electrical Company in 1976. Walter and his son Walter Jr. worked side by side for 37 years.Walter loved to spend his...
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Aurore M. Furnia

January 3, 1922 - November 12, 2017

AURORE FURNIA Aurore Doiron Furnia was born in Matapedia, Quebec on Jan. 3, 1922 and died Nov. 12, 2017 in Columbia, SC. The daughter of Alfred Doiron and Louise Gallant Doiron, she was the oldest daughter of eleven children. She is survived by her children Ronald Furnia and Dawn (Furnia) Bennett, son-in-law Harry Bennett and daughter-in-law Kathy (Matoon) Furnia, seven granddaughters, and ten...
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Eavie Frances MacKenzie

June 28, 1939 - November 12, 2017

Graveside Service will be held on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 2:00pm at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradley Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.
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Betty Jean Bass

September 17, 1934 - November 10, 2017

Betty Jean (Branch) Bass, 83, went to be with Lord Jesus on November 10, 2017.Service Information: Greenlawn Chapel calling hours 1:00PM with Service at 2:00PM.She was a graduate from Chocowinity High School in NC. After retiring from DuPont located in Wilmington, NC after 30 years, she stayed home and read many books and enjoyed keeping small children. In 2007 when her health was not very good...
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Carlton Bolton

February 8, 1930 - November 8, 2017

We are celebrating the life of Carlton "Corky" Hayes Bolton of Denver, NC, who was born on February 8, 1930 to Lula Maude Williams and James Bronson Bolton, in Fayetteville, NC. At age 12, his family moved to Wrightsville Beach, NC where he gained a love for the beach, boats and fishing. He served for five years as a lifeguard (one of those years as Head Lifeguard) and also was a member of the...
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Mildred Kathleen Risley

February 4, 1940 - November 8, 2017

Mildred K. Risley, 77, of Wilmington, NC, went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2017.She was born in Guilford County on February 4, 1940 to the late Clinton and Esther Fogleman.Mildred worked as a Food and Beverage Manager. She loved to fish, gamble, and spend time with her family and friends.She was preceded in death by her daughter Karen Basinger. She is survived by her husband of 35 years,...
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Jeannette M. Leonard

February 10, 1916 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Virginia Ann Korney

May 19, 1943 - November 3, 2017

Virginia Ann Korney, 74, of Wilmington, NC, died November 3, 2017. She was born in Green Sea, SC to the late Herbert Bailey Fowler and Earlene Fowler. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Clynn S. Korney Jr. and sister, Lila Carter. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline K. Piccinini of Apopka, FL, son-in-law Marten Piccinini, and granddaughter Paige K. Piccinini; son, Clynn S. Korney...
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Jerry Dowless

April 7, 1935 - November 3, 2017

Jerry Anderson Dowless, Sr. 82, of Riegelwood, NC died November 3, 2017, in the hope of resurrection and eternal life. He was born in Columbus County, NC on April 17, 1935 to Samuel and Gladys Dowless, who preceded him in death.Mr. Dowless worked for forty-three years in Bolton, NC at the woodlands operations of first Riegel, then Federal, and finally International Paper. In addition, Mr. Dowless...
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Betty Anna Wight

September 26, 1937 - November 3, 2017

Betty Anna Johnson Wight of Wilmington passed on to be with be the Lord on November 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept 26, 1937 to Walter Johnson, Sr. and Mildred Johnson.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Johnson, Jr.; brother in-law Don Close and sisters in-law Peg Johnson and Letha Johnson.Betty devoted her life to her family and...
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Grace E. Vaughn

July 12, 1923 - October 30, 2017

Grace Elizabeth Cottle Vaughn, age 94 of Castle Hayne died Monday, October 30, 2017. She was born July 12, 1923 to Carlton Rosevelt Cottle and Grace Hampton Cottle.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Vaughn and brother Walter Cottle.She is survived by her sons: Raymond Hampton Brown and Billy Dean Vaughn and wife Judy; three grandchildren: Amanda Brown...
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Edna Catherine Hoffman

September 12, 1924 - October 23, 2017

Edna Catherine Hoffman, age 93, of Wilmington, N.C. passed away on October 23, 2017.She was born in Paterson, N.J. on September 12, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Piquet.She was a stay at home Mom who enjoyed, cooking, sewing and knitting. She and her husband Harry were members of the Elks Lodge in Mawak, N.J.; an organization for handicapped children. They were both active members of Sacred Heart...
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James Bradick Allen

June 30, 1962 - October 22, 2017

James "Jimmy" B. Allen III, 55, of Wilmington passed away peacefully Sunday October 22, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Wilmington, NC on June 30, 1962 to James B. Allen Jr. and the late Peggy B. Allen.He proudly served for the United States Air Force and enjoyed surfing and fishing.He is survived by his dad James B Allen Jr.; two sisters; Jammie Stanley and Jennifer Allen; brother...
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James David Powell

January 22, 1949 - October 17, 2017

James David Powell, Jr., 68 of Wilmington died Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born on January 22, 1949 in New Bern, North Carolina to James and Betty Powell. Mr. Powell served in the US Navy and had worked for MCO and Hillco.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Jerrie Barger and son-in-law Robert Biddle.He is survived by his wife Rachel Oden Powell of the home;...
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Joseph Oliver Mintz

July 16, 1926 - October 13, 2017

Joseph Oliver Mintz, 91 of Wilmington, NC passed away suddenly on Friday, October 13, 2017.Joe was born in Brunswick County on July 16, 1926, son of the late Addie Viola Mintz and Oliver Jennings Mintz. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Anna Moore Mintz; two brothers, Herbert Mintz and E. G. MintzJoe is survived by his son; Kenneth Oliver Mintz of Wilmington, NC; Cynthia Ann Mintz of...
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Winford T. Grainger

November 25, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Winford T. Grainger, Sr. 86, of Leland, NC passed away on October12, 2017.He was born in Whiteville, NC on November 25, 1930 to the late William and Dora Grainger.He is also preceded in death by his wife, Dorleen Grainger; 3 brothers and a sister.He is survived by his children, Catha Maultsby and Winford T Grainger, Jr. both of Leland, NC, Betty Segars of Shallotte, NC, Donald Grainger of St....
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Shelly Lane Ciffo

November 13, 1969 - October 6, 2017

Shelly passed away at her home on Friday, October 6, 2017.Shelly was the most loving, caring and giving person you could ever meet.She loved shopping with her mother, talking to her everyday. Taking her nieces and nephews with her mother to Myrtle Beach Water Parks. Traveled with her mom ,Tom and Grandma Betty to Mexico and once traveled to see her mother when she was living in St. Croix and...
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Nancy Nemchik

September 21, 1936 - October 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Donald Ray Logan

July 13, 1952 - September 23, 2017

Donald (Don) Ray Logan, 65, of Wilmington, passed away, on September 23,2017. He was born in Somerset, PA on date July 13, 1952 to (the late) Sally Ann and Robert Hayes Logan. Don worked for DuPont/DAK Americas from 1972 to 2014. He was well respected by his Co-workers and Management. He loved the Washington Redskins. He was preceded in death by: His mother, Sally Ann , his father Robert Hayes...
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Paul Edward Roughton

August 28, 1970 - September 23, 2017

Paul Edward Roughton, 47, of Castle Hayne, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017. He was born August 28, 1970 to Barney and Mary Roughton. He graduated from E.A. Laney High School in 1988. Paul was a talented craftsman who was meticulous in his work. He was artistic, enjoyed music, gardening, and cooking. Paul was an easy-going, fun loving, free spirit whose laughter lit up a room. He was...
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Margaret Steele Peterson

July 19, 1925 - September 22, 2017

Margaret W. Peterson, age 92, of Wilmington, NC took Gods pass to see her Husband, Pete, on September 21, 2017.She was known as Gran Ma Pete to all of us. Margaret was born in Duplin County on July 19, 1925. Her and Pete were married in 1945. They were married 52 years before Pete's death in 1997. Her southern charm and cooking was envy to all. The family gatherings at her home for birthdays,...
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Opal M. Ware

January 23, 1925 - September 20, 2017

Opal Ware, 92, passed away September 20, 2017, at The Davis Community in New Hanover County NC. She was born January 23, 1925, in Logan County, W.Va., to Howard and Temple Bell Kazee McDonald.Mrs. Ware was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers James "Cotton" McDonald, Robert McDonald, and Wayne McDonald, and her sisters Pauline White, Dorothy "Dottie" Cooper, and Linda Ryder. She also...
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Gloria J. Lutz

October 7, 1956 - September 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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William Herbert Richardson

August 14, 1945 - September 18, 2017

William "Bill" Richardson, 72 years of age of Rocky Point, NC went to be with the Lord on September 18, 2017.He was born in Charleston, SC on August 14, 1945 to the late Allene Rogers (Rich) and James B. Richardson.Bill served in the United States Air Force for 4 years, worked for Bell South for 20 years and then retired after 25 years at GE. He was an avid bowler and a wonderful...
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Lloyd C. Hummel

June 16, 1928 - September 16, 2017

Lloyd Cecil Hummel, 89 of Mesa, AZ passed away in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was the son of Mary (Whitehead) and Cecil D. Hummel born in Webberville, MI on June 16, 1928. Lloyd was preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers DF, JC, and Thurlow (Bud), a sister Juanita Lane, a daughter Connie (Hummel) Gertz, and grandson Kevin Grainger. Lloyd lived in Michigan in...
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Doris C. McEntire

August 2, 1944 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Nicholas John Zedlar

April 21, 1944 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Sally Ann Meabon

May 13, 1937 - September 7, 2017

Sally Ann Meabon, age 80, of Castle Hayne, NC, went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, September 7, 2017. She was born in Geneva, New York, on May 13, 1937, to the late Harlow M. and Nella Margaret Lindsay Close. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and caring for her family. She took a great interest in genealogy. She spent...
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Mary Elizabeth Gray

November 29, 1929 - September 6, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Varnam Gray, 87, of Wilmington died Wednesday September 6, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Mrs. Gray was born in Brunswick County on November 29, 1929 and was the daughter of the late William Clarence Varnam and Delma Robinson Varnam. She was longtime member of Winter Park Baptist Church and worked in the cafeteria at Roland-Grise School for many years. She was the...
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Gretchen Lovett Lamont

November 1, 1934 - September 4, 2017

A Memorial Service will be held for Gretchen Lovett Lamont at 10am on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Services. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
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Dorothy Arlene Fries

February 12, 1921 - September 2, 2017

Dorothy Arlene Kever Fries, 96, of St. Mathews, SC died Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born in Westbrook, Minnesota on February 12, 1921 to Charles and Ora Hight Kever. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband James Russell Fries and daughter Boni Jo Wheeler. Mrs. Fries is survived by her grandson Brett Wheeler and his wife Terra and great nephew Chris Holstad and...
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Louise O. Register

April 6, 1923 - September 1, 2017

LOUISE O. REGISTER April 6, 1923- September 1, 2017 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Ps 116:15 Louise O. Register went to be with her Lord on September 1, 2017. Mrs. Register was born to the late T.B. & Eugenia Gardner Owen April 6, 1923, as Eugenia Louise Owen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Atticus L. Register, Sr. of almost 47 years. Also 3 Brother...
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Bertha Lee Potter

October 18, 1941 - August 31, 2017

Bertha Lee Potter, 75, of Wilmington died August 31, 2017. She was born on October 18, 1941 to the late Kenny Lee and Mattie Bertha Watson Potter. A Graveside Service will be held 11 AM Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
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Michael H. Astarita

February 23, 1992 - August 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Suzanne Renee Austin

August 19, 1958 - August 25, 2017

Ms. Suzanne Renee Austin, 59, of Riegelwood, NC went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 25, 2017.Ms. Austin was born on August 19, 1958 in Wilmington, NC and is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Smith Austin, Sr. and her mother, Grace Batson Austin.Suzanne is survived by one brother, Wayne Smith Austin, Jr. of Riegelwood, NC and one sister, Alison Austin Moore of Riegelwood, NC; four...
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Peggy H. Jackson

December 9, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Heaven became Peggy's happy home as she peacefully went to be with her Lord Sunday, August 20, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy Jackson was born December 9, 1929 to the late Herbert Griffith Jackson and Florence Keys Jackson in Leesburg, Virginia, the youngest of three girls. She was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Miller and Anne Stancer. Peggy worked in the Pentagon...
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Benjamin B. Wade

September 14, 1944 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Louise Lovin Power

February 4, 1933 - August 15, 2017

Lillian Louise Lovin Power, 84 of Wilmington passed away on August 15, 2017. Mrs. Power was born February 4, 1933 in Marks Creek Township, NC, the daughter of the late J.B. and Blanche Lovin. She was a graduate of Hamlet High School and worked for short periods of time for SAL Railroad and Roses Inc. She and her husband, "Snowball" moved to Wilmington in 1972, the final stop in their 45 year...
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Anna Mary Cannon

February 6, 1944 - August 14, 2017

Anna Mary Cannon, age 73 of Wilmington died August 14, 2017. She was born in Lumberton, NC to Leon Woodrow Lewis and Jessie Mae Lies Lewis, who preceded her in death.She is survived by her son Edward Fant, Jr of Riegelwood, NC daughters: Tonia Fant of Wilmington and Christina Fant of Sumpter, SC; brother Edward Lewis; and sisters: Evelyn Mills and Elizabeth Satorre and husband Ernesto.A graveside...
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Mary Doris Bridgeman Moore

November 7, 1923 - August 14, 2017

Mary Doris entered this world on November 7, 1923 as the cherished daughter of Hiram and Mattie Bridgeman from the town of Scranton and Hyde County located in northeast North Carolina. Her uncle Neatus Bridgeman was like a second father since he lived in the family home all her younger years. She was the youngest of six siblings all of whom stepped into Eternity before she took that journey...
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Ruby Lee Morton

March 15, 1928 - August 7, 2017

Mrs. Ruby Pulliam Morton went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 7, 2017. She was born in Stokes County N.C. on March 15, 1928. She graduated from Kernersville High School in 1944. She graduated from Miller Motte Business College in 1961. She worked for France Neck Ware for a few years. She served for 18 years as the Pastors secretary Temple Baptist Church. She served for 2 years as the...
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Evelyn Loftin

May 13, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Evelyn McFayden Loftin, 86 of Wilmington died Friday, August 4, 2017. She was born May 13, 1931 to Arthur McFayden and Ruth Sandlin McFayden. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Loftin. Mrs. Loftin was a loving mother and "Grammy". She enjoyed cooking and providing a wonderful home for her family.Mrs. Loftin is survived by her daughters: Teresa Holt and...
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Shannon Tara Sorrels

July 18, 1985 - July 27, 2017

Shannon Tara Sorrels, 32, passed away on July 27, 2017.Shannon was born on July 18, 1985 in Prior Lake, MN.She was the 2014 Gold's Classic Overall Champion Bikini Division. She loved her animals, two Rottweiler dogs, Viking and Sylvi and her cat, Valkyrie. She loved motorcycles, loved to ride and went cross country to different motorcycle events. She was an RN and just accepted to be...
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Lara Smith

October 25, 1971 - July 24, 2017

Lara Evans Smith, age 45, of Wilmington, peacefully passed Monday, July 24, 2017.She was born October 25,1971 to Jesse Hamilton Evans, Jr. and Katherine Hudson Evans, who both preceded her in death.She is survived by her children, Robert James McCarroll, Jr. and Kara Alayne Ward; her granddaughter, Evelyn Alayne McCarroll; her sister, Laney Evans Engay (Ed); her Aunts Janice Dixon (Tom); Terri...
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Caley Eugene Alberti

October 5, 1940 - July 23, 2017

Caley Eugene Alberti, 76, of Wilmington died Sunday July 23, 2017. He was born in Wilmington on October 5, 1940 to Albert George and Sadie Ethel Woodcock Alberti. Mr. Alberti joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 to support his mother and father. During this time he proudly served on the USS Intrepid during the Vietnam War. After 23 years of service he retired as a Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman....
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John Elmer Slaughenhoupt

June 10, 1933 - July 22, 2017

John Elmer Slaughenhoupt age 84 died Saturday July 22, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was born June 10, 1933, to the late Arthur and Regina Slaughenoupt of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbra Hahn Slaughenhoupt and four children, Cindy Page of Leland, NC, Lee (Peter) Napoli of Marblehead, MA, George (Pam) Slaughenhoupt of Easton, MD and John (Monica)...
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Wayne Michael Delfosse

March 25, 1945 - July 21, 2017

Wayne Michael Delfosse, 72, of Leland, NC entered eternal life peacefully on Friday July 21, 2017. He was born in Algoma, Wisconsin on March 25, 1945 to Wilfred and Lorraine Delfosse. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Platteville. He was an engineer at General Electric. He enjoyed playing golf, the Packers, and traveling. On August 17, 1968 Wayne married Nancy Krcma. He is survived...
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Glenda Marie Pettigrew

January 15, 1941 - July 15, 2017

Glenda Marie Lord Pettigrew, 76, of Wilmington passed away Saturday July 15, 2017. Glenda was born on January 15, 1941 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to the late Frank Lorenzo Lord and the late Ada Ellen Tillock Lord. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her older sister and 5 older brothers. Survivors include her husband of 57 years James W. Pettigrew; three daughters Denise...
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Kenneth Ray Stanley

August 24, 1945 - July 15, 2017

Kenneth Ray Stanley, 71, departed the loving arms of his family and entered peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Sandra Willoughby Stanley, as well as his parents, Jim Stanley and Maybelle B. Stanley and brother, David R. Stanley. Kenneth is survived by Sheila Stanley Roberson, loving niece and caregiver and...
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Annette Brothers

August 27, 1937 - July 15, 2017

Elizabeth Annette Moore Brothers of Wilmington died Friday, July 14, 2017. She was born August 27, 1937 to Henry Lucus Moore, Sr. and Sarah Gardner Moore. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by three brothers. Mrs. Brothers is survived by her husband, Virgil Brothers of the home, daughter, Irma Cottle and husband David of Wilmington; three grandchildren: Lisa Goldberg and husband...
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Mary Kay Konrath

June 21, 1951 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Roselyn A. Brown

July 1, 1927 - July 10, 2017

Roselyn A. Brown of Wilmington, NC died on July 10, 2017 at her home. She was born in Osborn, Ohio on July 1, 1927 to Clarence and Ruth Ann Cornell Kennedy.In addition to her parents was preceded in death by her husband Philip H. Brown.Roselyn was a homemaker, gardener and bridge player. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Cochran and Linda J. Brown both of Wilmington, two granddaughters...
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Robert Pope

July 16, 1939 - July 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Chalmers Scott Ross

June 6, 1938 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Charlie Ross

June 6, 1938 - July 7, 2017

Charlie Ross, 79, of Wilmington, NC passed away on July 7, 2017.Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Coble Ward- Smith Funeral Service.Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
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Jackolyn Marie Glisson

September 21, 1937 - July 2, 2017

Jackolyn "Jackie" Glisson of Carolina Beach, North Carolina and Lake Wales, Florida answered her saviour's call on July 2, 2017 in Carolina Beach and passed eagerly into His loving arms and those of her mother Marie who waited so patiently for her for so long. Jackie was born in Warsaw, N.C. on September 21, 1937 the daughter of Marvin Marie West Glisson and Jack Vinson Glisson who predeceased...
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Vivian W. MacPherson

December 30, 1934 - July 2, 2017

Vivian Wright MacPherson, 82, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at her residence at The Davis Community. Mrs. MacPherson was born on December 30, 1934 in Plainsboro, New Jersey, the daughter of Joseph K. Wright, Sr. and Elizabeth (MacKenzie) Wright. Vivian graduated from Princeton High School in 1953, was employed by the West Windsor Board of Education and Walter...
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Minnie Bert Thomas Lennon

September 13, 1916 - June 30, 2017

Minnie Bert Lennon, age 100, of Delco died Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born September 13, 1916 to N.C. Thomas and Minnie Edens Thomas who preceded her in death.She was also preceded in death by her husband John Pritchard Lennon Sr. Minnie is survived by; son John P. Lennon and wife Jennifer of Delco; daughters Mrs. Gene (Nancy) Lilly of Abingdon, VA, Mrs. Wendell (Ellen) Edwards of Fuquay...
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Eleanor A. Spradlin

May 17, 1921 - June 28, 2017

ELEANOR SPRADLIN Eleanor Armandine Ann Carmel Ganey Spradlin, born in Chicopee, Massachusetts on May 17, 1921 has passed away on June 28, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Carmel and Simonne Lescault Carmel. Eleanor accomplished many great and groundbreaking feats in her life. She served as a naval officer, was a competitive and accomplished...
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John Leslie Ganey

April 24, 1939 - June 24, 2017

John Leslie Ganey, 78 of Leland, NC, passed away on June 24, 2017.He was born in Southport, NC on April 24, 1939, son to the late John Thomas Ganey and Ophelia Lewis . He is also preceded in death by sisters; Iris Robertson and Janice Horvath; brothers; Chris Lewis and Dolan Lewis.He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ganey of the Home; daughter, Vicky Ganey and her fiancé Jay Joyner of...
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Veronica Reynolds

May 27, 1982 - June 20, 2017

Veronica Reynolds, age 35 of Wilmington died June 20, 2017. She was born May 27, 1982 to Charles Way and June Hill Way. A Visitation will be held from 6 PM- 8 PM on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Services. The Funeral will be held at 11 AM Monday, June 26, 2017 with Pastor Phillip Blackwelder officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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Harley T. Gilbert

October 3, 1948 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Alton Norman McCotter

July 27, 1929 - June 18, 2017

Alton Norman McCotter, of Wilmington, NC and Harbor Springs, Michigan died peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born in Vandemere, NC on July 27, 1929. He was the son of Alice Gallop McCotter and Charles Jennings McCotter.Mr. McCotter is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joyce Land McCotter; daughters Deborah Jean Milliken (husband Kevin), Linda Gail McLaughlin (husband Bill); five...
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Nelda Calvery

June 2, 1936 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Albert Macino

April 5, 1936 - June 17, 2017

Albert E. Macino, age 81 of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice with his wife and pastor by his side.He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Patty) Macino and father of Deborah (Debbie Macino). He was born in Vandergrift, PA April 5, 1936 on Palm Sunday, the son of the late Victor and Mary Macino. He graduated with honors from Robert Morris University...
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Arnold Lee Parker

January 14, 1955 - June 16, 2017

Arnold Lee Parker, 62, of Delco died Friday June 16, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville. He was born January 14, 1955 in Columbus County, NC to Lonnie and Mary Lee Williams Parker, who preceded him in death.He is survived by his daughters; Catherine Parker Nelson and husband Larry of Delco, NC and Rachel Lee Parker of Bolton, NC, a sister Carolyn Mote, brothers; Jimmy Parker and Wayne...
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Doris Bordeaux

July 16, 1938 - June 15, 2017

Doris Evelyn Bordeaux, age 78, of Delco NC, died on Thursday, June 15, 2017. She was born July 16, 1938 to DeLeon Kornegay and Sallie Mae Garner.In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her daughter Tammy Bordeaux, five brothers: Leo, Paul, Russell, Ernest, and Lawrence Kornegay and one sister, Ruth Bowens.Mrs. Bordeaux loved her family very much. She never raised her voice or spoke ill...
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Robert Walker

April 10, 1949 - June 9, 2017

Robert Henry Walker Jr., age 68 of Wilmington, died Friday, June 9, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was born April 10, 1949 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Robert Henry Walker Sr. and Edna Barritt Walker who preceded him in death.Mr. Walker was retired from General Electric, where he had worked as a x-ray technician in the aircraft division. He was an avid fisherman and Dallas Cowboy's fan....
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Harold L. Chewning

September 17, 1935 - June 5, 2017

Harold Lee Chewning, Sr., age 81, passed away June 5, 2017 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilm., NC. He was born September 17th, 1935 in Wadesboro, NC. Harold loved to hunt and fish, especially with his son, grandchildren and his special hunting buddies. He is also a retired member of Ogden Volunteer FD. He never met a stranger as he welcomed and chatted up the many wonderful...
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Mavis Ilene Johnson

July 9, 1931 - May 31, 2017

Mavis Ilene Johnson, 85, of Leland, NC, passed away on May 31, 2017. Mavis was born in Wheelwright KY on July 9, 1931. Preceded in death by parents: Miles Little and Lucy Hall; as well as siblings: Robert Lee Little, Oscar Little, and Pearl Little. Survived by Husband: Worley Johnson of Leland, NC; Sons: Worley Johnson Jr. (Linda) of Richmond, KY; and Roger D. Johnson (Janet) of Leland, NC;...
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Hazel H. Kosinski

June 10, 1922 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Verda J. Somersett

January 23, 1936 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Thomas R. Gore

March 1, 1950 - May 26, 2017

Thomas R. Gore, Jr., 67, of Wilmington, NC went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2017.Thomas was born in Wilmington, NC on March 1, 1950 son to the late Grace Lillian Gore and Thomas Gore, Sr. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Bennett.Thomas is survived by his wife Carla Gore; daughters, Jenny R Gore and Tammie Gore; sisters, Mary Holden and Martha Tyler; 6 grandchildren and 2...
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Anna LUERSEN

February 17, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Elizabeth Britt

May 4, 1933 - May 21, 2017

Elizabeth (Lib) Rice Britt passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington. Born May 4, 1933 in Lumberton, NC to Neil and Myrel Rice. In 1953, she married her husband of 63 years Jesse (J.W) Britt. Lib had a loving and giving spirit and was rarely seen without a smile on her face. Throughout her lifetime, she had a steadfast faith in God and was an active member of Winter...
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Wayne J. O'Brien

December 30, 1939 - May 20, 2017

Wayne Joseph O'Brien, 77, of Hampstead died Saturday May 20, 2017. He was born in Buffalo New York on December 30, 1939 to Joseph and Minerva Guidotto O'Brien. He is survived by his wife Carol T. O'Brien; daughters: Patricia O'Brien, Deborah Miller and husband Charlie, Allison O'Brien and son Wayne O'Brien Jr. all of Buffalo, NY, and son David Homan and wife Sue of Ohio; sisters: Sharon Smith of...
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James Lawrence

March 24, 1934 - May 19, 2017

James Lawrence passed away at his home on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the age of 83. He is preceded by his wife Dee who he deeply loves. He is survived by his four children; Jesse Lawrence, Lori Lawrence, Steven Lawrence, and Colleen Johns; a brother John Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.Jim served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years after which he pursued a business career in which he spent many...
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Ruth Coates Keel

May 6, 1922 - May 16, 2017

Ruth was the firstborn child of James Baston and Mollie Coates of McColl, SC on May 6, 1922. After attending school in Dillon County, she went to work in a local textile mill.After meeting on a blind date and within 24 hours of being introduced, Ruth married Paul Keel on July 5, 1942 in Dillon, SC. They remained married until Paul's death in 1987 (45 years.)Paul and Ruth were the parents...
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Mildred Roberson Hickman

September 7, 1930 - May 15, 2017

Mildred "Tootsie" Roberson Hickman, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Timberline Nursing facility on the Davis Health Care Campus in Porter's Neck. Mildred was born in Brunswick County on September 7, 1930, to Bruce A. and Myrtis Roach Roberson. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 38 years George Caswell Hickman, her brothers Graham and Bill Roberson, and her...
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Myrtie Christine Coble

May 25, 1921 - May 14, 2017

Myrtie Christine Jernigan Coble of Titusville, FL, was welcomed into our Savior's arms on Sunday May 14, 2017 surrounded by loved ones in her home. Chris was born May 25,1921 in Cumberland County, NC to the late Lewis William and Myrtie Francis Johnson Jernigan.Chris loved her Lord and Savior and found great comfort throughout her life knowing he was always there for her. She was a member of...
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Carol Sweeny Remaley

January 6, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Elizabeth Anne Obser

March 16, 1942 - May 11, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Obser, 75 of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2017.She was born in Mount Vernon, NY on March 16, 1942 to the late Edward Pickering Rippon and Edna Elizabeth Holley Rippon.Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished artist who enjoyed drawing the most. Elizabeth was a devoted Christian here on earth and is now reunited with her...
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Mary Lou Sawyer

May 21, 1925 - May 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Leona M. Tooley

April 28, 1926 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilmington, NC.
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Martha K. Strickland

August 7, 1945 - May 3, 2017

Martha King Strickland, age 71, of Hampstead, NC, died on May 3, 2017. She was born August, 7, 1945 to Everett Elmus King and Geneva Johnson Combs.Martha enjoyed Shag dancing and she belonged to the Causeway Shag Club. Martha also enjoyed going to the beach. She worked as an X-ray Technician.Martha was preceded in death by her father.She is survived by her husband Henry Strickland; mother...
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William S. Teachey

November 28, 1960 - May 1, 2017

William Scott Teachey, age 56, at 2:20 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017, kept an appointment he had made with his heavenly father to go to his eternal home where there would be no more sadness or pain.He was born November 28, 1960 in Wilmington, NC, the first son of William Maynard and Linda Pygott Wolfe Teachey.In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister: April Teachey Royal and her...
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Jay Willard Mee

February 24, 1931 - April 30, 2017

Jay was born in Harriman, TN on February 24, 1931 to the late Lon and Lucy Farr Mee. He graduated from Harriman High School in 1949 and joined the Army in February 1952. He received his basic training in Fort Lee VA and was deployed with the 811th Engineer Aviation Battalion to Seoul Korea. His battalion's mission was to build, maintain and repair the air base.After he left the Army, he...
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