Ronald Grover Jones, 65, Vietnam veteran

  All through the seasons Ronald Grover Jones loved walking through his farm, watching his crops grow. He was a hard worker who took his job seriously and was rewarded with bountiful crops each year. He loved gathering the benefits of his labor. When he wasn’t walking beside his crops Mr. Jones was still most […]

Braelyn Grace Ingram, infant daughter

Braelyn Grace Ingram, precious daughter of Kelly Chestnut and John Ingram VI, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Tyde Ingram; maternal grandparents, Edward “Tub” and LouAnn Chestnut; paternal grandparents, John Ingram V, Randy and Shannon Ward; and several […]

Larry Donald Wilkinson, 71, Air Force veteran

For 26 years Larry Donald Wilkinson proudly served our nation in the U.S. Air Force as an Intelligence Officer. After his retirement he continued serving others working with the Department of Defense. Mr. Wilkinson died on Friday Oct. 4, 2013, at his residence in Carolina Shores. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marian […]

Beaula Mae Johnson Murray, 87, strong in faith

Beaula Mae Johnson Murray spent her last day on earth doing what she loved best: attending church at Penderlea Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was active for so many years. Mrs. Murray was born on Nov. 5, 1925 in Pender County and on Oct. 6, 2013, she died at the age of 87. Those who […]

Willie James Bealon, 64, never met a stranger

Affectionately known as “Pop”, Willie James Bealon started working at an early age and continued working until his health failed him. He graduated from Williston Sr. High School in 1967 and was said to have never met a stranger. Friends and family say Mr. Bealon was always fun to be around. Mr. Bealon died Tuesday, […]

Edythe Eloise Bryant Taylor, 97

Edythe Eloise Bryant Taylor, 97, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Luke AMEZ Church, 709 Church St., Wilmington. Viewing will be one hour prior to service at church. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Cemetery, Wilmington. You may […]

Eileen Pachonka, 67, member of the Red Hat Society

Following a courageous battle with cancer Eileen Pachonka, 67, of Calabash, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. She was born Jan. 17, 1946, in Yonkers, N.Y., worked as an office manager with N.Y. State Taxation & Finance and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Pachonka was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and […]

Michael Wayne Styes, Sr., 42, musician at heart

Those close to Michael Wayne Styes Sr. remember his wonderful sense of humor. Though he was a private person he expressed himself through music and art and loved to mix the sounds of others’ music. His friends and family all agree: They loved and enjoyed his company. He was known as a kind-hearted person and devoted […]

Sam Henry Ingram, Jr., 86, born for the water

Sam Henry Ingram, Jr. found great joy in the simple things in life; his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He viewed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as the “Apple of his Eye” and had a way of bringing his family together. Mr. Ingram died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical […]