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Daniel Leonard Howd

March 13, 1966 - April 22, 2018

Daniel Leonard Howd, 52, of Elizabethtown passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018. He is preceded in death by his brother Danny Hedgepeth. Daniel leaves behind his father: Delmar Howd of Raleigh; mother: Alma Howd of White Lake; two sons: Aaron Howd and wife Katelyn of Garland; Austin Howd of New York City and one daughter: Summer Howd of Cerro Gordo. Daniel loved his family, especially his mom...
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Brandy Nichole Brinkman

July 27, 1991 - April 20, 2018

Brandy Nichole Brinkman, 26, of Clarkton, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather: RC McLamb and paternal grandmother: Ann Stringer. Brandy is survived by her husband: Jonathan Brinkman of the home; father: Eddie Todd of Evergreen; mother: Lisa Todd Stubbs of Clarkton; step-father: Kevin Stubbs of Clarkton; four sons: Bryceson, Rylan, Keegan...
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Kirby Lynn Savage

November 11, 1961 - April 20, 2018

Kirby "Lynn" Savage, 56, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Adrian and Jackie Savage and son, Colby Savage. Lynn is survived by his wife: Connie Savage; two sons: Casey and Chandler Savage, all of the home; one brother: Paul Savage of Clarkton. Lynn loved to make people laugh. He also enjoyed to hunt and fish. The family will...
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Robert "Bob" Hugh Dennis

October 29, 1962 - April 18, 2018

Robert "Bob" Hugh Dennis, 55, of Elizabethtown passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Rollin and Pauline Dennis, maternal grandparents: Jimmy and Helen Chapman, and infant brother: James Rollin Dennis. Bob leaves behind his parents: Keith and Barbara Dennis, brother: Matt Dennis and wife Niki of Elizabethtown, sister: Shawn Cooper of Shallotte...
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Patricia Faye Collins Norris

September 28, 1962 - April 15, 2018

Patricia Faye Collins Norris, 55, of Tar Heel passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. She is survived by her husband Darrell Norris of the home, three sons: Glenn Norris, Christopher Robinson, and Hunter Norris, four daughters: Crystal Norris, Heather Norris, Summer Collins, and Rachel Norris, one brother: Tommy Collins, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends...
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Colby Nealyn Savage

April 1, 1996 - April 10, 2018

Colby Nealyn Savage, 22, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Jackie and Adrian Savage and his maternal grandfather Edgar Benton. Colby leaves behind his parents Lynn and Connie Savage, brothers: Casey and Chandler Savage, all of the home and maternal grandmother Frankie Benton of Riegelwood. Colby was an outgoing young...
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Steve Ronald Storms

October 20, 1950 - April 10, 2018

Steve Ronald Storms, 67, of Evergreen passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He is preceded in death by his mother Marion Storms and father James E. Hester. Steve leaves behind son: Troy Storms and wife Amber of Bladenboro; daughter: Tina Hunsinger and husband Kevin of White Oak; two brothers: Danny Storms of Bunnleval and Jerry Storms of Raleigh; two sisters: Sue Spence of Bladenboro and Kim Autry...
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Elizabeth Caraway Guyton Priest

November 13, 1920 - April 9, 2018

Elizabeth Caraway Guyton Priest, 97, of Council passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Jay Priest, her parents, Joseph Guyton and Monnie King Guyton, one sister, Isabell and two brothers, Joe and Ray Guyton. She is survived by three sons: John W. Priest Jr. and his wife Anita of Plano, Texas; Joseph G. Priest of Wrightsville Beach; and David L. Priest and...
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Rosalie Edge Russ

June 8, 1948 - April 9, 2018

Rosalie Edge Russ, 69, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest April 9, 2018. Rosalie taught at Elizabethtown Primary School for thirty years prior to retirement in 2000. She also enjoyed her work in retail at Moore's, Goldston's Gift Shop, and Leinwand's. She enjoyed helping others. She was a member of the Gray Moss Chapter of American Business Women's Association, and the Gamma Xi...
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Mary John Collier Huggins

September 30, 1927 - April 9, 2018

Mary John Collier Huggins, 90, of Clarkton, NC passed away peacefully at her home on April 9, 2018. Family will receive guests at Elizabethtown Baptist Church fellowship hall on Wednesday, April 11 from 2-4 pm with funeral services to follow in the sanctuary at 4pm. Arrangements are by Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home. Mary John was born September 30, 1927 to Hubert and Addie Collier. She...
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Rudy Carlton Sykes

July 22, 1944 - April 6, 2018

Rudy Carlton Sykes, 73, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, April 6, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Luther and Maggie Sykes and one grandson Bobby Wilkins Jr. Rudy leaves behind his wife Brenda Sykes of the home, son: Cory Sykes and wife Lynn of Bladenboro; daughter: Kim Smith and husband Craig of Bladenboro; sister: Faye Sykes of Bladenboro; six grandchildren and one step grandchild...
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Winelda June Bishop

February 28, 1938 - April 3, 2018

Winelda June Bishop, 80, of White Oak passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents:Jerrod and Wynona Shields and one brother Dwayne Ervin Shields. Winelda leaves behind her husband Hayden Bishop of the home, three daughters: Diane Stewart and husband Mike of Martin, Michigan; Karen Moehr and husband Stan of Flag Staff, Arizona; Kathryn Bishop and husband Brian Allen...
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Ronald Wayne Britt

October 8, 1947 - April 2, 2018

Ronald Wayne Britt, 70, of Elizabethtown passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Buddy and Tillie Britt and one sister: Patricia Dowless. Ronald is survived by three brothers: Herbert Britt of Elizabethtown; Johnny Britt of Asheboro; and Jerry Britt of Columbia, SC; one sister Wanda Everette of Elizabethtown and several nieces and nephews. The family will...
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Jerome "Jerry" Anthony McDuffie

February 28, 1939 - March 30, 2018

Jerome "Jerry" Anthony McDuffie, 79, of Clarkton, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. Jerry is survived by his wife: Beth McDuffie of the home; one son: John Price IV of Florence, SC; three daughters: Melody McDuffie of Lumberton, Jennifer Price Harper of Fairmont, Ashley Moreno of Fayetteville; one brother: Tyrone McDuffie of Greensboro; one sister: Ann Rozier of Wilmington; six grandchildren...
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Doris Faye Russ McLamb

September 21, 1934 - March 30, 2018

Doris Faye Russ McLamb, 83, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was preceded in death her parents: Johnie and Rosie Russ; two sons: Hank and Ricky McLamb; granddaughter: Tammy Penniall; two grandsons: Quinton Phillips, Christopher Edwards; two brothers: Robert Russ, Durwood Russ; sister: Della Allen. Doris is survived by four daughters: Mary Rose Goodwin of the home, Jackie...
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Betty Rose Ludlum

December 16, 1936 - March 30, 2018

Betty Rose Ludlum, 81, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Lindell and Ollie Martin; husband: Hartford Ludlum; brother: Buddy Martin. Betty is survived by one son: Benjie Ludlum of Bladenboro; two daughters: Pam Johnson and husband Carlton of Bladenboro, Gail West of Bladenboro; three brothers: Stacy Martin of Bladenboro, W.L. Martin and...
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Clyde Marion Britt

August 4, 1933 - March 29, 2018

Clyde Marion Britt, 84, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Murdock and Vera Britt, brother: Benny Earl Britt and one son Randy T. Britt. Clyde leaves behind his wife Bessie Britt of the home, sons: Ray Britt and wife Wanda of Elizabethtown; Jimmy Britt and wife Vickie of Delco; Darrell Thompson and wife Donna of Tabor City; Denny Thompson...
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James "Boz" Spurgeon Shipman

February 24, 1960 - March 28, 2018

James "Boz" Spurgeon Shipman, 58, of Bladenboro, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: James Neal "J.N." and Mary Elizabeth Shipman; sister: Lola Lisa Rebecca Shipman. James is survived by one brother: John "Matt" Shipman of Supply; two sisters: Marimay Fran S. Bryan of Bladenboro and Beth Smith of Bladenboro. A graveside service will be held on...
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Arsula "Sue" Deboise Meares Williamson

June 17, 1926 - March 26, 2018

Arsula "Sue" Deboise Meares Williamson, 91, of Clarkton passed away Monday, March 26, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Jesse and Emma Deboise, her husband Edgar R. Meares, one son: James Patrick Meares, and two brothers: J.L. Deboise, and J.D. Deboise. Sue is survived by five daughters: Barbara Elkins and husband (JR) of Clarkton; Rose Marie Heustess of Pinehurst; Retha Edwards and...
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Edgar Blake Hewitt, Jr.

September 24, 1931 - March 26, 2018

Edgar Blake Hewitt Jr., 86, of Bladenboro passed away Monday, March 26, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Moddie Hewitt, his wife Betty Rich Hewitt and two sons: Kenneth Blake Hewitt and Donald Hewitt. Edgar was a devoted husband, father and "PaPa Junior". He loved Southern Gospel Music, playing the piano and preaching the Gospel. Edgar worked at Bladenboro Cotton Mill...
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Robert "Bob" Winstead O'Briant

March 17, 1934 - March 25, 2018

Robert "Bob" Winstead O'Briant, 84, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Ethel O'Briant, two brothers: Reggie and Deryl O'Briant, one sister: Sue Frances Gardner, and one aunt: Mary (Daye) Winstead. Bob leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Anne B. O'Briant of the home, three sons: Robert W. O'Briant II (Jeana), Timothy O'Briant ...
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Charles Lewis Evans

September 10, 1952 - March 24, 2018

Charles Lewis Evans, 65, of Clarkton passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He is preceded in death by one son: Jeremy Evans. Charles leaves behind one son: Joshua Evans and wife Alicia Helms of Clarkton; one daughter: June Matthews and husband Tony; three brothers: Paul Evans, Michael Evans, and Vern Evans, all of California; one sister Marian Moeller of New York and nine grandchildren. ...
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Grady Cole Sykes

April 29, 1937 - March 21, 2018

Grady Cole Sykes, 80, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Bladenboro, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018. There are no services at this time.
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William Jennings "Billy" Hair

November 2, 1925 - March 21, 2018

William Jennings ("Billy") Hair, born in Cedar Creek and long-standing resident of Elizabethtown, NC for over 90 years, was a proud Navy veteran of World War II, an upstanding member of the community, and a highly celebrated leader in the Bladen County School System, serving as teacher, principal, and superintendent for over 40 years. He returned to the Lord on March 21st while resting...
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Richard Bennett Bordeaux

April 13, 1939 - March 20, 2018

Richard Bennett Bordeaux, 78, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Alston and Elena Bordeaux, five brothers: Vestal, Murray, Billy, Alton, and Ronald Bordeaux and three sisters: Iris Beebe, Carol Bordeaux, and Edna Davis Douglas. Richard leaves behind three brothers: W. Travis Bordeaux of Morganton; Bob Bordeaux and wife Virginia of Melrose,...
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Bobby Joe Cook

April 19, 1945 - March 18, 2018

Bobby Joe Cook, 72, retired Army Veteran of Lumberton, passed peacefully Sunday, March 18, 2018 surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved. Born April 19, 1945 to Frank and Gerline Cook, Bobby was the oldest of three sons. Bobby leaves behind his devoted wife of 48 years, Yvonne C. Cook of Lumberton; his daughter, Raquel Colley and husband Lance of Charleston; son, Blair Cook,...
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Stanley Ray Johnson III

December 25, 1953 - March 17, 2018

Stanley Ray Johnson III, 64, of Cedar Point, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father: Stanley R. Johnson II. Stanley is survived by his mother: Lola C. Johnson of Fuquay Varina; wife: Florence Ann Johnson of the home; three sons: Joshua T. Johnson of Raleigh, Andrew Perry McDougald (Dana) of Cape Carteret, Ethan J. Johnson of Swansboro; daughter: Anna...
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Timothy Wayne Johnson

August 22, 1987 - March 10, 2018

Timothy "Timmy" Wayne Johnson, 30, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, March 10. He is survived by parents Sandra and Wayne Johnson of Fayetteville, brother Steven and wife Christina Pescatore of Nahant MA, brother Todd Johnson of Durham, and grandfather Alton Parks of Battleboro. Timmy is preceded in death by grandparents Joann Parks of Battleboro, Bill and Eula Johnson of Grays Creek, and his...
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Zane Lee Pidgeon

March 28, 1978 - March 10, 2018

Zane Lee Pidgeon. 39,of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Donald and Janet Pidgeon, maternal grandparents Mennon and Mary Wright and one sister: Kimberly Pidgeon. Zane leaves behind his father Alan Pidgeon and mother Mary Lee Wright Pidgeon of Bladenboro; wife Rhonda Tatum Pidgeon of the home; one son Weston Pidgeon of Bladenboro...
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Bret Douglas Lee

November 14, 1960 - March 8, 2018

Bret Douglas Lee, 57, of Elizabethtown passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents John Willie and Amy H. Lee and maternal grandparents: Berlie and Nettie Freeman. Bret is survived by his parents: John William Lee and Johnise "Jean" Lee of Elizabethtown; one brother: Bill Lee and wife Karen Lee of Elizabethtown, one sister: Keri Robertson and...
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Lou Lilly Gooden

March 28, 1936 - March 7, 2018

Lou Lilly Gooden, 81, of Council passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents Hanes and Ledie Vause, husbands: Albert Smith, Thomas Parks, and Leon Gooden, one son: Jerry Wayne Smith and granddaughter Renee' Smith Priest. Lou leaves behind to cherish her memory: her longtime companion, Raymond Miller of Council; son James Franklin Smith and wife Wanda of Council;...
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Emma Lou Wright

October 31, 1928 - March 7, 2018

Emma Lou Wright, 89, of Bladenboro passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Steven and Emma Inman, two sons: Jeffrey Ray McLean and James Richard McLean, one daughter: Opal Lee McLean, one sister: Gracie Clemmons and two brothers: Asa and Richard Inman. Emma is survived by her husband Leroy Wright of the home, one daughter Loretta McLean of Whiteville; three...
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Windell Furnie Pait

August 22, 1940 - March 5, 2018

Windell Furnie Pait began to experience eternal life on March 5, 2018 at the age of 77. He passed away in the community in which he was born, grew up, served, and worshipped. His influence reaches around the world in the lives he touched. Windell Pait was born in Bladenboro to Clayton and Louise Guyton Pait on August 22, 1940. He married Linda Bordeaux on June 25, 1961 in Bladenboro. A...
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Ida M. Butler

June 2, 1942 - March 4, 2018

Ida Mae Butler, 75, of Bladenboro passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Aileen Lee and one brother Elwood Lee. Ida is survived by her husband Alvin Butler of the home, son: Lawrence Butler of Elizabethtown; two daughters: Janet Butler of Bladenboro; Mary Butler of Dublin; one brother: Fletcher Lee of New Bern; one sister: Evelyn Grant of Fort...
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Patricia Ann Packer Guill

July 10, 1962 - March 4, 2018

Patricia Ann Packer Guill, 55, of Bladenboro passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Barbara Packer. Patricia leaves to cherish her memory, husband Frankie Guill and two special children that she raised as her own, Kristy Norris and Brittany Dowless. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 3 pm at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home with...
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Stephen Garry Butler

August 21, 1950 - March 3, 2018

Stephen Garry Butler, 67, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Morris and Marjorie Butler; sister: Linda Butler and a special uncle: Harvey Butler. Stephen is survived by two brothers: Emory James Butler of Riegelwood, Randy Butler of Sunset Beach; two sisters: Sandra Butler of Elizabethtown, Marris Andrea Butler of Hickory; one nephew...
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Christine Lovette Freeman

November 11, 1923 - February 28, 2018

Christine Lovette Freeman, 94, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl Freeman, one son: Lloyd Freeman and one daughter: Annette Daniels. Christine is survived by her three sons: Bud Freeman and wife Cathy; Buster Freeman and wife Patsy, and Danny Freeman, all of Bladenboro; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The...
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Currie Robinson Long, Jr.

June 27, 1954 - February 25, 2018

Currie Robinson Long, Jr., 63, of Bladenboro, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents: Currie and JoAnn Long. Currie is survived by his wife: Sue Long of the home; two sons: Richard Robinson Long (Robin), Roman Ernest Long (Jennifer), both of Bladenboro; brother: Murrie Long (Betty); two sisters: Pinkie Hester (Al), Rita Kay Wilkins (Jerry);...
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Susan Ann McKeithan Lennon

March 12, 1955 - February 19, 2018

Susan Ann McKeithan Lennon, 63, of Bladenboro, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father: Howard McKeithan; son: James Howard Lennon and husband: Buddy Lennon. Susan is survived by her mother: Lillie McKeithan Taylor of Bladenboro. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3pm in Lewis Cemetery in Bladenboro.
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Donald O'Neal Clemmons

February 11, 1957 - February 17, 2018

Donald O'Neal Clemmons, 61, of Wilmington passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Donald loved his family dearly. He enjoyed fishing, playing a game of pool and riding his motorcycle. He never met a stranger, and was very talented with his hands when it came to wood working and mechanics. He is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Dorothy Clemmons.Donald is survived by his son Allen...
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Lawrence Mitchell Allen

February 17, 2018

Lawrence Mitchell Allen, 74 of Bladenboro passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edith Allen, sister, Louise Ivey and brother, Donnie Allen. Mr. Allen is survived by two sons, Michael Allen and wife Beverly of Bladenboro and Mitchell Allen II and wife Liz of Mechanicsville, Va.; his sister, Carolyn Butler of Dublin; four grandchildren, Ashley Vitale and...
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James Curtis Edwards

July 31, 1944 - February 12, 2018

James Curtis Edwards, 73, of Corapeake, NC passed away on the evening of February 12, 2018 at Sentara CarePlex Hospital. He was a self-employed cabinet carpenter. Curtis leaves to cherish his memory: daughters: Lauren Edwards of NC, Dennee Edwards of NC; son: Richard Urbanek of NC; brothers: Sammie L. Edwards of Portsmouth, VA; Charles Edwards of Portsmouth, VA; Kenneth Edwards of Virginia Beach,...
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John "June" Wesley Burney, Jr.

April 18, 1920 - February 9, 2018

John Wesley (J.W.) Burney, Jr. passed peacefully from this life on February 9, 2018 at the age of 97. Affectionally known as "June" by many and as "Big Pa" by his family, J.W. Burney, Jr. was born on April 18, 1920 in Turnbull, North Carolina. Mr. Burney married the love of his life, the late Willie Hester Edwards Burney on December 7, 1944. He was a faithful and lifelong member of the White...
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Marc Edward Neidig

February 26, 1952 - February 8, 2018

Marc Edward Neidig, 65, of Ivanhoe passed away February 8, 2018. He is predeceased by his parents Milton and Elizabeth Neidig and his eldest son Tyler Neidig. Marc is survived by one son, Dylan Neidig of Murrells Inlet, one grandson Evan Tyler Neidig and his canine companion of 14 years, Belle Belle girl. Marc loved his sons and his grandchild. He enjoyed nature, especially hunting and fishing...
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Ashby Thurman Carper, Jr.

October 20, 1935 - February 8, 2018

Ashby "Ash" Thurman Carper Jr. passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family in Elizabethtown, North Carolina on Thursday, February 8 at the age of 82. Ash is survived by his wife, Brenda Inman Carper of Elizabethtown; his children, Michael Todd Carper and spouse, David Carper of Durham NC, Tyler Inman Carper of Youngsville NC, and Trenton Eugene Carper of Elizabethtown NC, Ashby T Carper...
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Thomas "Wayne" White

November 29, 1957 - February 5, 2018

Thomas Wayne White, died peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018. Wayne was born November 29, 1957, in Elizabethtown to Wendell Edward White. Except for eight years in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, he lived most of his life on the family farm of his forefathers located near White's Crossroads in Bladen County. He later resided in Salisbury, North Carolina. Wayne graduated from East Bladen High...
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Charles Allen Turner

August 10, 1942 - February 5, 2018

Charles Allen Turner, 75, of Bladenboro, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by wife: Joann Turner; granddaughter: Madison Durden; father: Charlie Turner; mother: Mildred Turner Hester; step father William E. Hester Sr.; sister: Carolyn Turner Lewis and brother: Billy Hester. Charles is survived by four daughters: Kim Turner of Bladenboro, Terri Turner, Kristie...
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Gloris Benton Inman

August 23, 1934 - February 5, 2018

Gloris Benton Inman, 83, of Bladenboro, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Mack and Mattie Benton; husband: Richard Inman; sons: Danny and James Inman. Gloris is survived by one son: Bobby Inman of Bladenboro; two daughters: Wendy Smith and Jackie Daniels, both of Bladenboro; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. The family will...
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Leon Harrelson Dowless

September 26, 1938 - February 3, 2018

Leon Harrelson Dowless, 79, known in life as husband, Daddy, brother, Pa, and friend, peacefully passed on February 3, 2018 at his home. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife: Sinia Faye Dowless, and parents: Downie and Vivian Dowless. Those left to celebrate his life include his two daughters: Linda Evers and son-in-law Steve Evers and Robyn Wilson and husband Tony; two grandchildren:...
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Richard James Frady, Sr.

March 31, 1924 - January 29, 2018

Born March 31, 1924, Richard James "Pop" Frady Sr, native of Wake County, passed away peacefully in the home he shared with his granddaughter, Alexis Ruth, on Monday January 29, 2018 at 93 years old. Pop was a US Navy Veteran, having served in the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, Virginia during World War 2. He later owned and operated Teen's Dairy Bar in Wendell, NC for several years before...
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Timothy "Timmy" William Inman

November 15, 1968 - January 27, 2018

Timothy "Timmy" William Inman, 49, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Lula Hawes and two nephews: Brandon Smith and Cody Hammond. Timmy is survived by his father Pete Inman of Shallotte, mother Carrie Todd and husband Weldin of Bladenboro; wife Barbara Inman; three sons: Justin Inman and Natasha of Shallotte; Alex Inman and Austin...
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James "Jimmy" David Taylor

June 6, 1945 - January 24, 2018

James "Jimmy" David Taylor, 72, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Maggie Taylor and one sister Grace Johnson. Jimmy leaves behind one son: David Simmons of Elizabethtown; one daughter Erika Taylor of Fayetteville; two brothers: Charles Taylor of Elizabethtown and Pete Taylor of Bladenboro; and two grandchildren: Martha...
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Frederick "Freddie" Malcolm McQueen

June 20, 1942 - January 24, 2018

Frederick "Freddie" Malcolm McQueen, 75, of Dublin, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Rogers and Grace McQueen. Freddie is survived by his wife: Peggy McQueen of the home; three daughters: Kelli McQueen Strickland of White Lake, Wanda McQueen Britt of Clarkton, Tammy Taylor of Dublin; son: Ricky Davis of Dublin; brother: Bill McQueen of Raleigh,...
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Della Jane Russ Allen

April 23, 1933 - January 23, 2018

Della Jane Allen of Bladenboro entered the arms of her Heavenly Father on January 23, 2018. Della was 84 years old. Born in 1933 to Johnny Russ and Rosa Guyton Russ, Della touched the lives of all who knew her. She met the love of her life, Wilbur Allen, as a teen and they were married over 50 years until his death in November 2005. Together they had three treasured daughters and raised their...
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Bernard (Barney) Fergus

January 21, 2018

Bernard (Barney) James Fergus of Harrells and originally Virginia died January 21, 2018, at the age of 74. Barney was preceded in death by his parents Howard E. Fergus and Margaret M. Dougherty and one grandchild. He leaves behind his beloved wife Shirley Helen Fergus of the home, a brother Howard Fergus (Kim) of Virginia, a step-daughter Emily Castleberry (Robby) of North Carolina, two grandsons...
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Gary Shelton Strickland

February 16, 1954 - January 19, 2018

Gary Shelton Strickland, 63, of Ocean Isle, NC passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by one sister: Debbie Strickland. Gary is survived by his father Shelton Strickland of Bladenboro, his mother Alene Stemer of Shallotte; one sister: Connie Strickland of Ocean Isle, one nephew Cade Brummett and one niece Nija Brummett. A graveside service will be held on Saturday,...
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James Livingston "Jimmy, Wrongway" Brigman, Jr.

January 1, 1961 - January 14, 2018

James "Jimmy, Wrongway" Livingston Brigman Jr., 57, of White Oak passed away alongside his childhood best friend Carlton " Bo" Tatum Jr. on January 14, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father figure Carson Tatum. Jimmy leaves behind his mother Jane Dodson of White Oak, his wife Barbara Brigman of the home, one son Carson "CJ" Brigman of the home, maternal grandmother: Hope Bell; sister:...
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Carlton "Bo" Lee Tatum, Jr.

January 17, 1964 - January 14, 2018

Carlton "Bo" Lee Tatum Jr., 53, of Elizabethtown passed away alongside of his childhood best friend James "Jimmy Wrongway" Brigman on January 14, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father Carson Tatum. Bo leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother Betty Tatum of Elizabethtown, his wife Genia Tatum of the home, one son: Branden Tatum of the home; nephew: Anthony Davis and wife Mandy; a great...
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Eunice Batten Singletary

March 19, 1926 - January 13, 2018

Eunice Batten Singletary, 91, of Clarkton, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Effie Batten; husband: Steve Singletary; two sisters, six brothers and several infant siblings. Eunice is survived by four daughters: Jenny Foreman (Coby) of Angier, Sheila Merritt (Kenneth) of Elizabethtown, Rebecca McBride ( Jim) of Waxhaw, Carol Daniel ...
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Jack "Jackie" Lynwood Singletary, Jr

August 6, 1955 - January 12, 2018

Jack "Jackie" Lynwood Singletary, Jr., 62, of Tar Heel, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father: Jack Singletary. Jackie is survived by mother: Mavis Hursey Singletary of Tar Heel; three sons: Jack Singletary and wife Sandra of Tar Heel, Jeromy Singletary and wife Candice of Tar Heel, Kodey Singletary and companion Morgan Campbell of Tar Heel; daughter:...
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Annie Merle Sykes

March 29, 1941 - January 12, 2018

Annie Merle "Banny" Sykes, 76, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband: Luke "Bill" Sykes; daughter: Delores "Effie" Strickland, granddaughter: Leighann Richardson, parents: Taft and Ruby Edwards Guyton, brother: Prentice Guyton. Annie is survived by son: Greg Sykes of Bladenboro (Amanda), daughter: Lynn S. Hester of Butters, sister:...
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Karen Hickman Jones

February 19, 1956 - January 10, 2018

Karen Hickman Jones, 61, of Bladenboro, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Wilbur and Betty Hickman and brother: Larry Hickman. Karen is survived by her husband: Albert Jones of the home; son: Chris Deavers of Charleston, SC; daughter: Kelly Robeson and husband John of Tar Heel; four grandchildren: Peyton Robeson, Jacob Deaver, Sylvia Deaver,...
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Mack Bruce Rich

October 30, 1951 - January 8, 2018

Mack Bruce Rich, 66, of Clarkton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 8, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jude and Estelle Rich and two sisters: Geneva and Brenda Creech. Bruce leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Brenda Rich of the home; three sons: Anthony Rich and wife Tonia of Bladenboro; Eric Rich of Clarkton and Johnathan Rich of Clarkton; two brothers: Ted Rich...
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Daniel "Killer" Bradford Carter

June 18, 1929 - January 2, 2018

Daniel "Killer" Bradford Carter, 88, of Bladenboro passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife Ruby Carter of the home, two sons: Ronald Carter and wife Carolyn of Butters; Mike Carter and wife Jill of Shallotte Point; two grandchildren: Adam Carter and Melissa Valenta; three great-grandchildren: Blake, Taylor, and Carter; two step great-grandchildren: Mallorie and David...
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Joseph Johnson

December 31, 2017

Joseph Johnson, 58 of Elizabethtown passed away on December 31, 2017. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the funeral fund of Mr. Joseph Johnson. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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Jimmy McLean

October 2, 1943 - December 30, 2017

Jimmy McLean, 74, of Bladenboro, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: Neal and Minnie McLean, nine siblings and twin grandchildren. Jimmy is survived by son: Ryan Neal McLean and wife Gina of Bladenboro; two daughters: Beverly McLean Allen and husband Michael of Bladenboro, Stacey McLean Evers of Chocowinity; brother: Walter Lee McLean of...
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Wendy Elizabeth Ellis

January 4, 1969 - December 29, 2017

Wendy Elizabeth Ellis, 48, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father: James Lloyd Ellis. Wendy is survived by her mother: Carolyn Ellis; brother: Marty James Ellis (Carolyn) of Bladenboro and nephew: Braylon Ellis. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 01, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in...
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Norman Fletcher Guyton, Sr.

July 10, 1935 - December 25, 2017

Norman Fletcher Guyton Sr., 82, of Bladenboro passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents Asberry and Lillie Guyton, two brothers: Stanley Guyton and Bridger Guyton and two sisters: Allie Mae Butler and Annie Powell. Norman is survived by his wife Betty Guyton of the home, one son Norman Guyton Jr. and wife Alice of...
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Sebrina Elizabeth Grimes

January 5, 1971 - December 24, 2017

Sebrina Elizabeth Grimes, 46, of Tar Heel passed away December 24, 2017. She is preceded in death by her father Thomas "Santa Claus" Grimes and brother Tommy Grimes. Sebrina is survived by her mother Cecile Hunt Grimes, son Drew Harris, daughter Lydia Harris, all of the home and two nephews: Jasper and Lucas Grimes of Virginia. Sebrina loved her family and took good care of them. She always...
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Sidney Graham Wilkins

November 2, 1956 - December 22, 2017

Sidney Graham Wilkins, 61, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jeff and Ozo Wilkins; wife: Debra B. Wilkins; brothers: Joe Wilkins, Nash Wilkins; sisters: Sarah Wilkins, Alice Pait and Wilma Ray Brisson. Sidney is survived by son: Kenny Wilson Jr. of the home; daughter: Debra Cheek of Bladenboro; three brothers: Glenn Wilkins of Tar...
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Dell Whitley Moore

March 19, 1933 - December 21, 2017

Dell Whitley Moore, 84, of Elizabethtown passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her mother and father Rena and Fab Whitley, four sisters: Iva Mae Whitley Etheridge of Selma, NC; Eloise Whitley Newsome of Lucama, NC; Blanche Barnes Simpson of Kenly, NC; and Mabel Barnes Thompson of Shelby, NC; and three brothers: Walter...
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Peggy Sue Burney

September 6, 1944 - December 19, 2017

Peggy Sue Burney, 73, of Bladenboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at her home. She is preceded in death by sister: Janette Guyton of Bladenboro; brother: Houston Guyton of Akron, OH; brother: Hulon Guyton of Naples, FL; brother: Bulon Guyton of Bladenboro; brother: Charles Lynn Guyton of Bladenboro; brother: Buster Guyton of Charlotte, NC; sister: Margie Bryan of Bonifay, FL; and...
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Gene Autry Williams

July 25, 1936 - December 19, 2017

Gene Autry Williams, 81, of Bladenboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He is preceded in death by a son, Tony Taylor and brother, Joe Williams. Gene is survived by his wife, Shelby H. Williams of the home; two step-children, Sherry Nance and husband Ricky of Bladenboro; Paul W. Hester and wife Kelley of Aberdeen; nephew Hoby Williams of Ok; niece Sherri. and four grandchildren ...
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Bernice Bass Jackson

September 12, 1929 - December 6, 2017

Bernice Bass Jackson, 88, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on December 6, 2017. The youngest of 15 children to the late Lonnie and Fannie Bass, Bernice was born September 12,1929. Bernice is preceded in death by her dear husband of 45 years, John Winford Jackson and her son, James Dennis Jackson. Bernice is survived by three sons and daughters in law, John...
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William "Lewis" Baxley , Sr.

December 12, 1938 - December 5, 2017

William "Lewis" Baxley Sr. 78, of Tar Heel passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife Lucille D. Baxley of the home, one son William "Bill" Baxley Jr. and wife Angela of Lumberton; two daughters: Karen B. Cain and husband Jeffrey of Tar Heel; and Katherine Baxley Nicholson and husband Steven of Hallsboro; one brother David "Jullen" Baxley of Fairmont; four grandchildren:...
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Betty Thompson Priest

March 29, 1939 - December 2, 2017

Betty Thompson Priest, 78, of Bladenboro, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Jetta Thompson; five brothers: William, Wade, Shadwell, Junior, Vernon and great-grandson: Zack Priest. Betty is survived by her husband: Carlton "Scasie" Priest of Bladenboro; son: Jeffrey Priest of Bladenboro; three daughters: Teresa McDonald (Michael) of...
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Janice Parnell Johnson

February 24, 1940 - December 1, 2017

Janice Parnell Johnson, 77, of Elizabethtown went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 1, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Vada Parnell, husband Dennis Ervin Johnson and sister Josephine Lee. Janice is survived by one son Dale Johnson of Elizabethtown, one daughter Becky Brantley and husband David of Rocky Mount; one brother Carsie Davis Jr. and wife Carol of...
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Ernest Milton Singletary

November 27, 2017

Milton Singletary, 79 of Ocean Isle Beach, formerly of Elizabethtown passed away on November 27, 2017. He is survived by his sons, Ben Singletary of Crouse; and Brooks Singletary of Cherryville and three grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
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Earl Dent

November 27, 2017

Earl Dent, 78 of Clarkton passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Dent; parents, Thomas and Sarah Hester Dent; brothers, Ewen and Buddy Dent and sisters, Barbara Ann and Melba Packer.He is survived by his brother, Edward Dent of Bladenboro; and his sister, Clelia Russ of Bladenboro. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 28, 2017...
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Jimmy Callihan

December 11, 1937 - November 25, 2017

James "Jimmy" Callihan Jr., 79, of Elizabethtown passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents James and Louise Callihan Sr., one brother Andrew Alex Callihan and one son Mark Christopher Callihan. Jimmy leaves to cherish his memory his wife Wilma Callihan of the home, one son: James T. Callihan of Myrtle Beach; two step-sons: Alan W. Bell and wife Marisa of...
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Johnny Clyde Autry

June 15, 1947 - November 25, 2017

Johnny Clyde Autry, 70, of Clarkton, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He is survived by wife: Barbrey S. Autry of the home; step-son: Paul Peterson of Elizabethtown; daughter: Tammy Mayers and husband Ray of Clarkton; three brothers: Earl Autry of Elizabethtown, James Autry of Hampstead, Paul Aury of Winston Salem; two sisters: Bernice Messick of Clarkton, Melba Jean Tolifson of...
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Mary Chavis

April 13, 1942 - November 24, 2017

Mary K. Chavis, 75 of Clarkton passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. She is preceded in death by her son, William Andrew Chavis. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 26, from 2:00 until 4:00 pm at the home of her son, Randy Chavis, 350 Green Elkins Rd. Clarkton. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home at 3:00pm with Rev....
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Joshua Chay Porter

September 14, 2006 - November 20, 2017

Joshua Chay Porter, 11 yr. old Chadbourn student of Williams Township School, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents George Henry and Diane Edwards. Chay leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Crystal E. Mathews of the home, father Jody Porter and step-mom Brenda of Bladenboro; paternal grandparents Ray and Janice Porter; brother Casey...
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Michael Gene Landreth

November 20, 1986 - November 17, 2017

Michael Gene Landreth, 30, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather: Johnny Ennis Smith; maternal grandfather: Barry Landreth Sr. Michael is survived by paternal grandmother: Lou Jane Smith of Garland; maternal grandmother: Kathleen Sasser Landreth; father: Michael Smith and wife Fran of Garland; mother: Judy Kay Landreth; son:...
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Bradley Lynn Sessoms

February 5, 1973 - November 17, 2017

Bradley Lynn Sessoms, 44, of Clarkton passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. He is survived by his father: Marshall Sessoms of Clarkton; mother: Rachel Sessoms of Bladenboro; grandmother: Hazel Guyton; one son: Cameron Sessoms of White Lake; step daughter: Adriana Smith; two brothers: Christopher Sessoms and wife Autumn of Whiteville and Chris Sessoms of Goldsboro; six sisters: Michelle Pinck of...
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Clarice Lewis Butler

August 4, 1931 - November 14, 2017

Clarice Lewis Butler, 86, of Dublin passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Alfonzo and Eva Lewis, husband Vance Butler Jr., three brothers: Norval, Ennis and Tom Lewis, two sisters: Martha Fayak and Mary Lou Carroll, granddaughter Amanda Norris and one son-in-law Billy Harrelson. Clarice is survived by six daughters: Linda Harrelson of Clarkton; Teresa...
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Rebecca June Casey Warren

April 9, 1946 - November 13, 2017

Rebecca June Casey Warren, 71, of White Lake passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Skinny and Nannie Casey and two brothers: Pete and Snap Casey. Rebecca is survived by her husband Bobby Warren of the home, two sons: Ray Reason of Elizabethtown; Lee Reason and wife Kimberly of Elizabethtown; one sister Ruby Ellis of Jefferson, NC; six grandchildren:...
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Robert "Bobby" Lewis Absher

December 19, 1929 - November 11, 2017

Robert Lewis (Bobby) Absher, 87, of Elizabethtown, NC passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Mr. Absher was born and lived his entire life in Elizabethtown, but for his time serving in the US Navy. The five great passions of his life were his faith, his family, East Bladen football, Little League baseball and John Wayne movies. Preceding him in death were his wife, Sylvia Carter...
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Helen Gore Inman

December 30, 1929 - November 10, 2017

Helen Gore Inman was born in Whiteville, NC December 30, 1929, the second child of Howard and Edna Marlowe Gore. She was predeceased by her parents and three siblings, Irene G. Brisson and husband, Houston, Richard M. Gore and Michael P. Gore. She is survived by her husband, James Rudolph Inman. Children: Nancy Inman Newby of Charlotte, NC, James Wayne Inman and wife Debbie of Charlotte, NC,...
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Mary Lee Hickman Simmons

October 19, 1924 - November 10, 2017

Mary Lee Hickman Simmons of Bladenboro passed away on Friday, November 10th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Waitus Hickman Sr. and Artie Brisson Hickman, also by brothers Wade Hickman and Roger Hickman and sisters Doris Sherrill, Virginia Sawyer and Josephine Carlisle. Her husband, Lawson P. Simmons Sr. and son Lawson P. Simmons Jr. (Pete), also preceded her in death. Mrs....
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Connie Nance Adams

December 4, 1946 - November 9, 2017

Connie Nance Adams, 70, of 9438 NC Hwy 242 South, Bladenboro, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Florida. The funeral service will be Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:00pm at Richardson Baptist Church in Bladenboro by Reverend Anthony Rich. Burial will follow in Singletary's Cemetery Sand Hills. Mrs. Adams was retired from Farm Bureau Insurance following a lengthy career in bookkeeping,...
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Larry Edwin Guyton

September 28, 1952 - November 4, 2017

Larry Edwin Guyton, 65, of Bladenboro, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father: Golsby Guyton; brother: Dale Guyton and an infant sister. Larry is survived by his mother: Shirley Singletary Guyton of Bladenboro; step-father: Thurston Sellers; three daughters: Shea Doucette and husband Rob of Molino, FL, Renee Preston and husband Wayne of Pensacola, FL,...
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James Radcliffe Melvin

December 6, 1942 - October 31, 2017

James Melvin was born in Whiteville, N.C. on Dec 6, 1942. He is predeceased by his parents Percy Melvin and Eunice Melvin. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Becky Melvin; sons Jason Melvin and his wife Lara and two daughters Sadie Jaymes and Austin Grace of Baltimore, MD, and Chet Melvin and his wife Fran of Raleigh, NC; and his sister in law JoAnn Camp and her husband Sam, of Belmont, NC...
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Mary Margie Lewis

December 5, 1940 - October 28, 2017

Margie Lowe Lewis, 76, of Bladenboro, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents: L.C. and Ruth Lowe Thompson and her nephew Brent Anderson. Margie was a loving wife, mother, nana, sister and aunt. She was a member of New Center Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband: Livingston Lewis of the home; daughter: Pamela D. Lewis of the home; son:...
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Mary Audrey Adams

August 30, 1934 - October 26, 2017

Mary Audrey Adams, age 83 of Elizabethtown, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017, after several years of declining health. Ms. Adams was preceded in death by her parents William Wyatt Adams and Ruth Johnson Adams, as well as her brothers Adrian Adams and Roy Adams. She was born and raised on her family's farm outside of Elizabethtown, and was a lifelong member of Wesley's Chapel United...
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Rebecca Catherine Clark-Lashlee

March 2, 1959 - October 25, 2017

Rebecca Catherine Clark-Lashlee, 58, of Clarkton passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Luther and Tysor Clark. Rebecca is survived by her husband John "Happy" Lashlee of the home, two sons: John Lashlee IV of Mountain View, CA and Luke Lashlee of the home; one sister Mary Marshall Clark of New York; numerous cousins and four dogs who she adored. The...
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Shirley Bryan Bordeaux

March 29, 1941 - October 22, 2017

Shirley Bryan Bordeaux, 76, of Bladenboro passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Wade and Jody Bryan, son Alex Dale Bordeaux, two sisters Gladystine Bryan and Geraldine Bungert and one brother Herman Bryan. Shirley is survived by one son Kenneth Godwin and wife Jennie of Bladenboro; two brothers: Randy Bryan of Bladenboro; Ronnie Bryan and wife Rosvil of...
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Furnie Deaver

January 28, 1946 - October 21, 2017

Furnie Deaver, 71, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Pearl Deaver, two sisters: Jeanette Deaver and Martha Stubbs and one brother John Deaver. Furnie is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ann Deaver, of the home, two daughters: Annette Nance and Amelia Storms and husband Johnathan, two brothers: JT Deaver and wife Patricia...
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Frank E Allen

May 21, 1926 - October 19, 2017

Frank E. Allen, 91, of Bladenboro went home to be with the Lord on October 19, 2017. He was born on May 21st, 1926 on the sandy banks of the Black Swamp in deep rural Bladen County, Southeastern North Carolina. Frank loved and served his Lord, his family, his neighbors and his church. Everyone who knew him would say four things about him: He was a good man, a devout Christian, a hard worker, and...
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Edgar Rufus Heustess, Jr.

September 17, 1928 - October 19, 2017

After a brief illness, Edgar Rufus Heustess, Jr. is now at home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rufus was born on September 17, 1928 to Edgar and Jeanette Heustess, who have preceded him in death. On May 27, 1950, he married the love of his life, Eleanor Hooks Heustess, who survives. He is also survived by his children: Teresa Gillian (John), Cindy Creech (Nelson), Rhonda Baldwin (John...
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