Horace Leon ‘Junior’ Gore Jr., 53

LELAND — Horace Leon ‘Junior’ Gore Jr., 53, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Leon Gore Sr.; sister, Susan Gore; and brothers, Garland Gore and Donnie Thurston. He is survived by his mother, Carol Gore Cooke of Mt. Gilead; sisters, Lynn Gore, and her fiancée, […]


Robert J. ‘Bob’ Jones, 88, helicopter pilot who served two tours in Vietnam

Robert J. 'Bob' Jones

WILMINGTON — Robert J. ‘Bob’ Jones, 88, died peacefully in Wilmington, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Yvonne E. Jones of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Elizabeth Barnett of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; brother-in-law, Jack Ellis (Diane) of Huntsville, Ala.; sister-in-law, Linda (Mel) Hyder of Tulsa, Okla.; sons, David Jones of Ontario, […]


Gray Pittman, 74

Gray Pittman

WILMINGTON — Gray Pittman, 74, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. She was born in Columbus County on Aug. 23, 1942, to the late Georgia Lee Brown and Juanita Miller Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ronald Pittman. She is survived by her daughter, Frances Pittman Mindak; […]


William H. Bradley Sr., 69

William H. Bradley Sr.

DURHAM — William H. Bradley Sr., 69, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Davis Funeral Home, 901 S. 5th Ave., Wilmington. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the […]


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