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Obituaries

Below is a listing of obituaries for the past couple weeks, listed by date. Click on the person’s name to read their full obituary. If you are not seeing someone for whom you are looking, you can also do a custom search by holding down Control and F (on a PC) or Command and F (on a Mac) – and you will get a search box in the corner of your browser window. Type in what you’re looking for.

Sept. 16, 2014

Anna Jane Nestor Turille, 76
Anna Jane Nestor Turille, of Wilmington and formerly of Mogadore, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Davis Health Care Community. Read more…

Stephen George Poirier, 55, held career as auto mechanic
Stephen George Poirier, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. He was 55. Read more…

Rebecca "Becky" Haynes MorvilRebecca “Becky” Haynes Morvil, 82, great-granddaughter of the original Siamese twins
Rebecca “Becky” Haynes Morvil died Sept. 15, 2014, in Wilmington. She was 82. Read more…

 

 

 

John Shuford Dickins IIIJohn Shuford Dickins III, 74, brilliant man, great inventor and wonderful teacher
John Shuford Dickins III, of Wilmington, died Sept. 13, 2014, at the age of 74. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Robert “Bobby” Daniel Lake, 36, GM of Pizzetta’s Restaurant in Wilmington/Leland
Robert “Bobby” Daniel Lake, of Carolina Beach and fomerly of Doylestown, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at the age of 36. Read more…

James W. Moore, 86, owner/operator of Potter and Moore Auto Parts
James W. Moore, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Hermitage House. He was 86. Read more…

Lucille Fowler Russ Truelove, 90, touched lives through delicious cooking and crocheting
Lucille Fowler Russ Truelove, of Wilmington and formerly of Sanford, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. She was 90. Read more…

Henry Kevin James KempHenry Kevin James Kemp, 56, retired lieutenant with Pender County Sheriff’s Department
Henry Kevin James Kemp, of Burgaw, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at his home. He was 56. Read more…

 

 

 

Daniel Carl Piner, 47
Daniel Carl Piner, of Wilmington, died Sept. 13, 2014, at the age of 47. Read more…

Nathaniel B. Bullock, 68
Nathaniel B. Bullock, of Leland, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at NHRMC. He was 68. Read more…

Robert Lee Murrill, 86
Robert Lee Murrill, of Castle Hayne, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Northchase Nursing Center. He was 86. Read more…

Sept. 15, 2014

Nancy "Nan" Phelps HodgesNancy “Nan” Phelps Hodges, 71, broke barriers as fierce advocate for women
Nancy “Nan” Phelps Hodges died Sept. 13, 2014, at the age of 71. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Mary Henderson FarrissMary Henderson Farriss, 71, remained positive through multiple sicknesses
Mary Henderson Farriss, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the age of 71. Read more…

 

 

 

Carmen Maria Chavez VeraCarmen Maria Chavez Vera, 85, generous, loving, supportive and unselfish
Carmen Maria Chavez Vera, of Wilmington, died Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Anthony B. “Tony” FlewwellinAnthony B. “Tony” Flewwellin, 61, repaired antique radios, built model cars and airplanes
Anthony B. “Tony” Flewwellin, of Wilmington, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, with his family by his side. He was 61. Read more…

 

 

 

Shirley Walker MossShirley Walker Moss, 96, ministered many churches in WV conference
Shirley Walker Moss, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at home after a brief illness. She was 96. Read more…

 

 

 

Robert Peter “R.P.” Robinson, Jr.Robert Peter “R.P.” Robinson, Jr., 87, Chief Boastman Mate with US Army Corps of Engineers
Robert Peter “R.P.” Robinson, Jr., of Supply, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Mark Edward Stansfield, 54, 30-year owner of Gulf Coast Cable
Mark Edward Stansfield, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 54. Read more…

William D. “Billy” Carter, 78, talented net maker, won many shrimp header contests
William D. “Billy” Carter, of Shallotte, died Friday Sept. 12, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was 78. Read more…

Jerry M. Joyner, 68
Jerry M. Joyner, of Leland, died Sept. 2,, 2014, at the age of 68. Read more…

Raymond Gene Chadwick, Sr.Raymond Gene Chadwick, Sr., 71, known for warm smile and feisty sense of humor
Raymond Gene Chadwick, Sr., of Burgaw, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by caring family. He was 71. Read more…

 

 

 

Lois Ann Poignee, 78
Lois Ann Poignee, of Wilmington, died Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 78. Read more…

James H. Scism, III, 46
James H. Scism, III died Sept. 13, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 46. Read more…

Jimmie M. Fowler, 79
Jimmie M. Fowler, of Wilmington and formerly of Fayetteville, died Sept. 12, 2014, at the age of 79. Read more…

Tyrus Garfield JohnstonTyrus Garfield Johnston, 17, JROTC cadet and hospice volunteer
Tyrus Garfield Johnston, of Shallotte, a senior at West Brunswick High School, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was 17. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 12, 2014

Larry Cecil BameLarry Cecil Bame, 75, Tool & Die Shop owner, loved water skiing and shagging
Larry Cecil Bame, a lifelong resident of Carolina Beach, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sept. 10, 2014. He was 75. Read more…

 

 

 

Cherry Swann Olness, 68, prominent fixture with Wilmington Bowling Association
Cherry Swann Olness of Wilmington, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Lower Caper Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. She was 68. Read more…

Annabelle B. ComptonAnnabelle B. Compton, 98, volunteer at NHRMC’s oncology unit until age 94
Annabelle B. Compton, of Wilmington, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Commons at Brightmore. She was 98. Read more…

 

 

 

Janice Duncan Sibbett, 66, remembered for her patriotism and gentle spirit
Janice Duncan Sibbett, of Wilmington, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at her home. She was 66. Read more…

Roy Lennon Inman, 73, retired truck driver
Roy Lennon Inman, of Leland, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was 73. Read more…

Imogene Glenn Coon, 86
Imogene Glenn Coon, of Wilmington, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, at the age of 86. Read more…

Sept. 11, 2014

Jonathan Richard LaverdureJonathan Richard Laverdure, 24, honor student and accomplished musician
Jonathan Richard Laverdure, of Wilmington, died Sept. 8, 2014, at the age of 24. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Robert Lee BondRobert Lee Bond, 65, Pender County farmer with deep inner strength
Robert Lee Bond, of Burgaw, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. For the past 32 years during Robert’s lengthy illness he was loved and given the best of care by his family. He was 65. Read more…

 

 

 

Larry Wayne Stalls, 66
Larry Wayne Stalls, of Castle Hayne, died Sept, 11, 2014, at the age of 66. Read more…

Lucia Ann Bender, 86
Lucia Ann Bender, of Wilmington and formerly of Raleigh, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the age of 86. Read more…

Grace S. WhiteGrace S. White, 82, member of Faith Baptist Church in Bolivia
Grace S. White, of Leland, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the age of 82. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Joan Ola Edwards Loggains
Joan Ola Edwards Loggains, of Oak Island, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Read more…

Sept. 10, 2014

Elizabeth "Bettie" Trapnell KingRemembering Elizabeth Trapnell King, 93, fueled her adventurous nature by traveling the world
Whether she was stationed in a foreign country or chose to travel with her family, Elizabeth Trapnell King, known as Bettie to her friends and family, was always on the go. She brought home plenty of “knick-knacks” over the years like little fans and pottery, but there was one artifact she never left a city without: a postcard. Read more…

 

Olivia Rahne Smith, 20
Olivia Rahne Smith, of Carolina Shores, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the age of 20. Read more…

Elouise Griffith Stoddard, 92
Elouise Griffith Stoddard, of Leland, died Sept. 10, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

Christopher Kelly, 42
Christopher Kelly, of Shallotte, died Sept. 8, 2014, at the age of 42. Read more…

Virgie F. Masters, 76
Virgie F. Masters, of Wilmington, died Sept. 9, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

Betty Seiver Sholar, 59
Betty Seiver Sholar, of Leland, died Sept. 9, 2014, at the age of 59. Read more…

Ruth H. Cortesi, 93, active with Oak Island Senior Center
Ruth H. Cortesi, of Southport, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. She was 93. Read more…

Sept. 9, 2014

John Edward “Captain Johnny” OrrellJohn Edward “Captain Johnny” Orrell, 76, insatiable appetite for local, American and world history
John Edward “Captain Johnny” Orrell, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

 

 

 

Edith Schmidt Stead, enjoyed watching geese play on the lake
Edith Schmidt Stead, of Southport, died Sept. 2, 2014, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and David Morgan, Jr. in Southport. Read more…

Barbara Ann Meares, 79, played piano at Beulah Baptist Church 50 years
Barbara Ann Meares, of Calabash, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 79. Read more…

Deborah Mullins, 51
Deborah Mullins, of Wilmington, died Sept. 4, 2014, at the age of 51. Read more…

Catherine Davis Croskey, 82
Catherine Davis Croskey, of Leland, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 82. Read more…

Debra Jean Ward, 52
Debra Jean Ward, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the age of 52. Read more…

Sept. 8, 2014

Gregory Shearer Guckert, 67, avid golfer, Mason
Gregory Shearer Guckert, of Calabash, died Sept. 5, 2014, at the age of 67. Read more…

Marguerite Robert Eason, 83, member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church
Marguerite Robert Eason, of Wilmington, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 83. Read more…

Watson Sanders, 85, US Marine Corps and Army veteran, served in Korea/Vietnam
Watson Sanders, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

Suzannah Jane Boyko, 32
Suzannah Jane Boyko, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the age of 32. Read more…

David "Davy" William CrockettDavid “Davy” William Crockett, 58, recognized Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International
David “Davy” William Crockett, of Wrightsville Beach, died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at home. He was 58. Read more…

 

 

 

Thomas Caddell SpiveyThomas Caddell Spivey, 74, owner/operator of Inman Trucking Co. in Leland
Thomas Caddell Spivey, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home. He was 74. Read more…

 

 

 

George W Perkins, Sr.George W Perkins, Sr., 83, retired Wilmington US Postal Office employee
George W Perkins, Sr., of Wilmington, died Saturday Sept. 6, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice after a battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 83. Read more…

 

 

 

Robert Alexander Mac Pherson, 83, US Army veteran, served in Korean Conflict
Robert Alexander Mac Pherson, of Sunset Beach, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at his home. He was 83. Read more…

Natalie Alexander, 51
Natalie Alexander, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at her residence. She was 51. Read more…

L.L. "Sandy" WrightL.L. “Sandy” Wright, 71, remembered for endless supply of stories and ‘tid bits’
L.L. “Sandy” Wright died peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center on Sept. 4, 2014, of cancer. He was 71. Read more…

 

 

 

Sept. 5, 2014

Remembering Donna Marie Joyner Green, 54, affected many lives as Community Arts Center Director
Donna Marie Joyner Green began her career with the Community Arts Center in 1999. She worked with numerous children to help enhance their lives through creativity and many of those children later visited their “Mama Green” as young adults as they relived their childhood experiences at the CAC. Full of appreciation, they wanted to give her a hug and tell her how much she was loved. Read more…

Robert Bradford “Brad” Baker, 52, enjoyed getting muddy while spelunking
Robert Bradford “Brad” Baker, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, while being cared for at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. At his side were his mother and brother. He suffered intensely recently from his illness, but his passing to God was a gentle thing. He was 52. Read more…

Brian Linwood Robbins, 36, positive, kind, strength beyond measure
Brian Linwood Robbins, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 36. Read more…

Nancy Lee Hoggard, 75
Nancy Lee Hoggard, of New Hanover County, died Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 75. Read more…

Sept. 4, 2014

Susan Joy Di Giacomo, 68, reserved and quiet lady, a fierce friend
Susan Joy Di Giacomo, of Calabash and formerly of Berlin, N.J., died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 68. Read more…

Arthur F. Diehl, Jr., 84, die-hard Republican and Civil War enthusiast
Arthur F. Diehl, Jr., of Caswell Beach, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 84. Read more…

Dr. Lubin F. Bullard, Jr., 86, retired 30-year ophthalmologist in Wilmington
Dr. Lubin F. Bullard, Jr., of Wilmington, died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. He was 86. Read more…

LaVada Helton Bevel, 95, ‘Gray Lady’ with Dosher Memorial Hospital
LaVada Helton Bevel, of Southport, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Ocean Trail Nursing Center. She was 95. Read more…

Hazel DeVane Costin SandersHazel DeVane Costin Sanders, 82, faithful member of Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church
Hazel DeVane Costin Sanders, of Castle Hayne, died Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 82. Read more…

 

 

 

Lowell Graham Marlowe, 85
Lowell Graham Marlowe, of New Hanover County, died peacefully Aug. 31, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

James Ray Mansfield, 54, served with US Army 21 years, fought in Desert Storm
James Ray Mansfield, of Supply, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was 54. Read more…

Alexander Danyluk Wakeen, Jr., 21
Alexander Danyluk Wakeen, Jr., of Wilmington, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 21. Read more…

Thomas Fairley Benoy, Jr., 68, US Army Vietnam veteran
Thomas Fairley Benoy, Jr., of Supply, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 68. Read more…

Gary H. Shaffer, 69, retired truck driver
Gary H. Shaffer, of Supply, died Sept. 1, 2014, at his home. He was 69. Read more…

Margaret Ann Carter Williams, 75
Margaret Ann Carter Williams, 75. Read more…

Peyton Ed PittsPeyton Ed Pitts, 85, honest and honorable, in first graduating class of UNCW, 1949
Peyton Ed Pitts died Sept. 4, 2014, at home at the age of 85. Read more…

 

 

 

 

James S. Kalitz, 32
James S. Kalitz, of Hampstead, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the age of 32. Read more…

Sept. 3, 2014

Alfred Cleve GoodniteAlfred Cleve Goodnite, 90, woodworker who spent 50 years in furniture industry
Alfred Cleve Goodnite, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Rev. Robert Daniell Cook, 80, 20-year Rector of St. James Parish in Wilmington
Rev. Robert Daniell Cook, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his residence. He was 80. Read more…

Margaret Kathleen “Kat” Byrd NurnbergerMargaret Kathleen “Kat” Byrd Nurnberger, 87
Margaret Kathleen “Kat” Byrd Nurnberger, of Wilmington, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Davis Health Care after a lengthy illness. She was 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Chinnis S. McKoy
Chinnis S. McKoy, of Wilmington, died Aug. 27, 2014. Read more…

Peggy DeBose McKoy
Peggy DeBose McKoy, of Wilmington, died Aug. 27, 2014. Read more…

John Joseph Jordan, 83
John Joseph Jordan, of Wilmington, died Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 83. Read more…

Sept. 2, 2014

Miriam Barber DowdyMiriam Barber Dowdy, 79, quirky sense of humor, loved exploring thrift shops
Miriam Barber Dowdy, of Leland, died Sept. 1, 2014. She was 79. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Donna Rosenzweig ShannonDonna Rosenzweig Shannon, 60, Swain & Associates employee over 20 years
Donna Rosenzweig Shannon, of Wilmington, died Friday Aug. 29, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter with her family by her side. She was 60. Read more…

 

 

 

William “Buddy” Allen MangumWilliam “Buddy” Allen Mangum, 78, 30-year math and computer science teacher at CFCC
William “Buddy” Allen Mangum, of Kure Beach, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the age of 78. Read more…

 

 

 

Virginia Tyler RaneyVirginia Tyler Raney, 87, 6-year Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard volunteer 
Virginia Tyler Raney, of Wilmington, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Frederick John Tompkins, Jr., 79, Pan Am Airlines airline mechanic for 33 years
Frederick John Tompkins, Jr., of Bolivia, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 79. Read more…

Byron L. Chace, 71
Byron L. Chace, of Wilmington, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 72. Read more…

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