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.

Jan. 13, 2015

Edward Franklyn McDougall, 88, retired US Army Special Forces sergeant major with over 400 ‘jumps’
Edward Franklyn McDougall, of Shallotte, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Autumn Care. He was 88. Read more…

Curtis Keith Hardee, 78, former Calabash mayor, Ella’s Restaurant co-owner
Curtis Keith Hardee died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at his home in Calabash. He was 78. Read more…

Murray Haynes Pool, 98, combination of sharp wit, sense of humor were perfect for his cartoons
Murray Haynes Pool, formerly of Wrightsville Beach, died Jan. 12, 2015, at the age of 98. And what a delightful and witty soul he was! Read more…

Carl Boyce BlumeCarl Boyce Blume, 62, Master Mason, Wilmington Lodge 319 A.F. & A.M. member
Carl Boyce Blume died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was 62. Read more…

 

 

Robert P. Whitmarsh, 80
Robert P. Whitmarsh, of Hampstead, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 80. Read more…

Halpert Davis, 83
Halpert Davis, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Davis Health Care. He was 83. Read more…

Catherine Saylor, 99
Catherine Saylor, of Wilmington, died Jan. 12, 2015, at the age of 99. Read more…

Jan. 12, 2015

Harold C. HorneHarold C. Horne, 87, 72-year golfer who scored 5 holes-in-one in the past decade
Harold C. Horne, of Wilmington died Jan. 9, 2015, at his residence. He was 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Mafalda “Muffy” ThomasMafalda ‘Muffy’ Thomas, 89, served on Boiling Spring Lakes planning board 5 years
Mafalda “Muffy” Thomas, of Boiling Spring Lakes and formerly of South Plainfield, New Jersey, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 89. Read more…

 

 

Virginia Sellers HaleVirginia Sellers Hale, 95
Virginia Sellers Hale, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Jan. 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Read more…

 

 

 

Walter Stephen ‘Steve’ O’Bryan, 68, musician who owned Southport Celtic Harp
Walter Stephen “Steve” O’Bryan, of Southport, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his residence. He was 68. Read more…

Marie Margaret Shea, 83, active St. Brendan’s Catholic Church parishioner
Marie Margaret Shea, of Shallotte, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Autumn Care Nursing Center. She was 83. Read more…

Sue A. McCann, 87, named Volunteer of the Year by former governor Jim Hunt
Sue A. McCann, of Shallotte, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at her residence. She was 87. Read more…

Robertson ‘Bob’ Williams Buck, 89, earned business management master’s degree while serving with US Navy
Robertson “Bob” Williams Buck, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Davis Health Care. He was 89. Read more…

Travis Allen WatsonTravis Allen Watson, 29, remembered for tender, loving spirit
Travis Allen Watson died at home on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the age of 29. Read more…

 

 

 

imagesCAGE9BJ9Glenn ‘Skip’ Edward Tate, 58, US Army veteran, personal defense instructor
Glenn “Skip” Edward Tate, of Wilmington, died Jan. 11, 2015, at the age of 58. Read more…

 

 

Charles Jefferson Rogers IIICharles Jefferson Rogers III, 78, retired to Wilmington, enjoyed NC mountain trips
Charles Jefferson Rogers III, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Huntington Health Care in Burgaw. He was 78. Read more…

 

 

Ronald C. Greenhouse, 85
Ronald C. Greenhouse died Jan. 6, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 85. Read more…

Patsy ‘Pat’ June McDermott Prosser, 82, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship member
Patsy “Pat” June McDermott Prosser, of Wilmington, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 82. Read more…

Helen Louise HufstedlerHelen Louise Hufstedler, 87
Helen Louise Hufstedler, of Wilmington and formally of Pocahontas, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the age of 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Howard R. Myrick Sr.Howard R. Myrick Sr., 81
Howard R. Myrick Sr., of Wrightsville Beach, died Jan. 11, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 81. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret Edge Merritt, 92, dedicated Jehovah’s Witness since 1957
Margaret Edge Merritt, of Wilmington, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. She was 92. Read more…

Jan. 11, 2015

Allard Branham, 81, 26-year Sunset Beach resident who loved a game of five card stud
A much loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Allard Branham, of Sunset Beach, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 9,2015, with his family present. He was 81. Read more…

Jan. 9, 2015

Robert Blair KlineRobert Blair Kline, 85, instrumental in Alaska pipeline, Seattle Space Needle construction
Robert Blair Kline courageously fought Polio and Post Polio Syndrome for 65 years. He died Jan. 7, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the age of 85. Read more…

 

 

Lawrence Herbert Ricci, 94
Lawrence Herbert Ricci, of Wilmington, died Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 94. Read more…

Philip Mendes Jr., 58
Philip Mendes Jr., of Wilmington, died Jan. 5, 2015, at the age of 58. Read more…

Dorothy Day, 86
Dorothy Day, of Wilmington, died Jan. 3, 2015, at the age of 86. Read more…

Mary Virginia Hubbard, 97, earned 50-year pin with Order of the Eastern Star
Mary Virginia Davis Hubbard died Jan. 8, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 97. Read more…

Hosea Percy Williamson Jr., 86
Hosea Percy Williamson Jr., of Wilmington, died Jan. 6, 2015, at the age of 86. Read more…

Larry Lotus Newkirk, 64
Larry Lotus Newkirk, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at his home. He was 64. Read more…

Jan. 8, 2015

Michael Shawn Stutz, 48, EMT and Oak Island Police Dept. dispatcher
Michael Shawn Stutz, of Southport, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, following a sudden illness. He was 48. Read more…

Jacqueline Irene Johnson KendallJacqueline Irene Johnson Kendall, 66, ‘one in a million’ who lived by the Golden Rule
Jacqueline Irene Johnson Kendall, a native of Wilmington, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at NHRMC from complications of Amyloidosis. She was 66. Read more…

 

 

Ann Bernice FrommaterAnn Bernice Frommater, 97
Ann Bernice Frommater, of Bolivia, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick. She was 97. Read more…

 

 

 

H. P. Williamson Jr.H. P. Williamson Jr., 86
H. P. Williamson Jr., of Wilmington, died Jan. 6, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

Una Potter ‘Tootsie’ Smith, 79
Una Potter “Tootsie” Smith, of Bolivia, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 79. Read more…

Vernon “Wayne” StokesVernon ‘Wayne’ Stokes, 65, enjoyed wooden projects during retirement
Vernon “Wayne” Stokes, of Carolina Beach, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 65. Read more…

 

 

Dennis Melvin Newell, 69
Dennis Melvin Newell, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at his home. He was 69. Read more…

Jan. 7, 2015

Frederick Anthony “Tony” PasqualeFrederick Anthony ‘Tony’ Pasquale, 58, love of music turned into ‘small garage band’
Frederick Anthony “Tony” Pasquale, of Hampstead, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 58. Read more…

 

 

John Francis Kain, 81, donated over 19 gallons of blood to Red Cross
John Francis Kain, of Carolina Shores, died of a heart attack on Jan. 1, 2015, at his home. He was 81. Read more…

Elizabeth McLauchlin Hunter, 57, inspiration for grace, dedicated service to others
Elizabeth McLauchlin Hunter died Jan. 5, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 57. Read more…

Furman Merritt Holland, 78
Furman Merritt Holland, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 78. Read more…

Esther Price Earp, 56, involved with Shallotte youth athletics, school programs
Esther Price Earp, of Shallotte, died Jan. 2, 2015, at her home. She was 56. Read more…

Milan Gustav Kozik, 91
Milan Gustav Kozik, of Wilmington, died Jan. 3, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the age of 91. Read more…

Joseph Aurelio SzakasitsJoseph Aurelio Szakasits, 84, Orient Lodge #395 past master
Joseph Aurelio Szakasits, of Wilmington, died Jan. 5, 2015, following a brief illness. He was 84. Read more…

 

 

Christine D. Rawley, 95, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
Christine D. Rawley, of Southport, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at the age of 95. Read more…

Jan. 6, 2015

Patrick "Pat" Stephen SmithPatrick ‘Pat’ Stephen Smith, 57, Renaissance Construction owner, Ocean Isle Fire Dept. volunteer
Patrick “Pat” Stephen Smith, a resident of Ocean Isle Beach for the past 20 years, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 57. Read more…

 

 

Betsy Anner Morgan HalesBetsy Anner Morgan Hales, 78, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church longtime member
Betsy Anner Morgan Hales, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Her family was at her side. She was 78. Read more…

 

 

 

Joyce Faye Pascal, 76
Joyce Faye Pascal, of Wilmington, did Jan. 3, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 76. Read more…

Leberta Bradshaw Higgins, 95
Leberta Bradshaw Higgins, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the age of 95. Read more…

Shirley Marie Vititoe, 70, quiet strength saw her through life’s struggles
Shirley Marie Vititoe, of Southport, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia. She was 70. Read more…

Jan. 5, 2015

Carol Lee Kraft AteyahRemembering Carol Lee Kraft Ateyeh, 67, found inspiration for award-worthy floral arrangements in her backyard
Known as a “nature enthusiast” with “an eye for beauty,” Carol Lee Kraft Ateyeh, who grew up in Wilmington, became an award-winning florist–and this was before earning her certificate in Beginning Floral Arranging at Florence-Darlington Technical Center in 1976. Her family often thought of her as having a green thumb and natural artistic ability, especially when it came to the small details within the contents of a vase. Read more…

 

Johnie William Vereen III, 60, former four-term Oak Island mayor
Johnie William Vereen III, of Oak Island, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia. He was 60. Read more…

Timothy Grant CostinTimothy Grant Costin, 30, enjoyed the outdoors, especially the beach and gardening
Timothy Grant Costin, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the age of 30. Read more…

 

 

 

Robert Bruce Grice Sr.Robert Bruce Grice Sr., 85, remembered for easygoing, good-natured manner
Robert Bruce Grice Sr., of Wilmington, died Jan. 4, 2015, following a brief illness. He was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Clyde LeRay “Ray” FarrowClyde LeRay ‘Ray’ Farrow, 79, ‘sounder’ who enjoyed fishing, oystering, shrimping, clamming
Clyde LeRay “Ray” Farrow, of Wilmington, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 79. Read more…

 

 

 

Renate Newton Pope, 53, Brunswick Co. schools hearing impaired interpreter
Renate Newton Pope, of Rocky Point, died gently at her home on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, surrounded with love by her family. She was 53. Read more…

Dorothy C. SharrardDorothy C. Sharrard, 90, New Hanover County Republican Woman’s Club active member
Dorothy C. Sharrard, of Wilmington, died at home on Jan. 2, 2015, with her immediate family by her side. She was 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Geraldine CrandallGeraldine Crandall, 85, known for warm personality, sense of style
Geraldine Crandall, of Hampstead, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at home. She was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

James “Bill” Aycock Sr.James ‘Bill’ Aycock Sr., 69, carpenter by trade
James “Bill” Aycock Sr., a resident of Woodbury Wellness Center in Hampstead, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 69. Read more…

 

 

 

Jimmy Allen Moore, 48, Town of Mooresville Water Department retiree
Jimmy Allen Moore, of Shallotte, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the age of 48. Read more…

Barbara J. Pope, 82
Barbara J. Pope died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 82. Read more…

Kelle Elizabeth Hix, 55
Kelle Elizabeth Hix, of Wilmington, died Dec. 29, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the age of 55. Read more…

James E. Murray
James E. Murray, of Leland, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Read more…

Martin H. Jewett, 61
Martin H. Jewett died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center at the age of 61. Read more…

Frederick B. King IV, 24
Frederick B. King IV, of Bolivia, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at the age of 24. Read more…

Dillon Ray Morris, 20
Dillon Ray Morris, of Wilmington, died Dec. 27, 2014, at the age of 20. Read more…

Marcus Rudolph Livingston, 71
Marcus Rudolph Livingston, of Shallotte, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Supply at the age of 71. Read more…

Jan. 3, 2015

Donis Suiter WillisDonis Suiter Willis, 72, one of the first female registered financial advisers with NYSE, 1980
Donis Suiter Willis died Dec. 30, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice with her immediate family by her side. She was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Nelson George EdmondsNelson George Edmonds, 74, shared home-grown hot peppers he called ‘a little bit warm’
Nelson George Edmonds, a real mountain man from Buncombe County, died Jan. 2, 2015, at the age of 74. Read more…

 

 

 

Charles Harwin SmithCharles Harwin Smith, 85, formidable sailing opponent and Delaware Maritime Hall of Famer
Charles Harwin Smith died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 29, 2014, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 85. Read more…

 

 

McDonald Ingram, 81, 41-year Calvary Baptist Church member
McDonald Ingram, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at home. He was 81. Read more…

Wayne B. Branch, 74, US Navy lieutenant, Officers Candidate School and War College graduate
Wayne B. Branch, of St. James, died Dec. 29, 2014, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 74. Read more…

Frederick Herbert Hoon, 84, US Coast Guard/Oak Island Flotilla 1004 AUXAIR Post member
Frederick Herbert Hoon, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. He was 84. Read more…

Roberta Fargis McDanielRoberta Fargis McDaniel, 78, member of Pleasant Garden Baptist Church
Roberta Fargis McDaniel, of Wilmington, died Dec. 29, 2014, at Azalea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 78. Read more…

 

 

 

Grover Douglas JeffreysGrover Douglas Jeffreys, 69, beautiful eyes will continue to see the world through who receives them
Grover Douglas Jeffreys, of Wilmington, died Dec. 31, 2014, after a short illness. He was 69. Read more…

 

 

 

Dr. Glendora Bateman, 70, relaxed, calming personality with love for nature, gardening
Dr. Glendora Bateman, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at her home. She was 70. Read more…

Bonnie Grace Coulter PackBonnie Grace Coulter Pack, 88, 35-year unselfish, diligent worker at Covenant Church
Bonnie Grace Coulter Pack, of Wilmington, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 88. Read more…

 

 

 

Jeanette Ruth Lee ClemmonsJeanette Ruth Lee Clemmons, 73
Jeanette Ruth Lee Clemmons, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 73. Read more…

 

 

 

June E. Miller, 97
June E. Miller, of Wilmington, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Davis Healthcare. She was 97. Read more…

Dec. 31, 2014

Emmett Walker Sugg Jr.Emmett Walker Sugg Jr., 66, 25-year operator of Emmett’s Heating and Air in Wilmington
Emmett Walker Sugg Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and cousin, died Dec. 29, 2014, following a seven-year battle with brain cancer. He was 66. Read more…

 

 

 

Vallie Brown MeadowsVallie Brown Meadows, 92, managed Pender Co. Jail for 23 years with husband
Vallie Brown Meadows, of Burgaw, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Davis HealthCare Center from natural causes. She was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

James Edward GoosleyJames Edward Goosley, 77, retired graphic artist with US Dept. of the Army
James Edward Goosley, of Shallotte and formerly of Fayetteville, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 77. Read more…

 

 

 

Patricia Raye Andrews Stout, 64, longtime active member of Shell Point Baptist Church
Patricia Raye Andrews Stout, of Supply, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. She was 64. Read more…

Evelyn Wall StanlandmEvelyn Wall Stanland, 94, 20-year Cape Fear Memorial Hospital volunteer
Evelyn Wall Stanland died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 94. Read more…

 

 

 

Audrey Faye ScottAudrey Faye Scott, 93, created Nancy Bradshaw Memorial Fund, financial assistance for college students
Audrey Faye Scott, of Wilmington, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She was 93. Read more…

 

 

Arthur James Searby, 93, retired elementary education vice principal
Arthur James Searby, a resident at Carolina Shores, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

Randell Omar Foxe Sr., 35
Randell Omar Foxe Sr., of Wilmington and formerly of Durham, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at the age of 35. Read more…

Lethia Mae Sherman Hankins, 80
Lethia Mae Sherman Hankins, of Wilmington, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at SECU Hospice House, Bolivia, at the age of 80. Read more…

Eugene Vann, 80
Eugene Vann, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at home, at the age of 80. Read more…

Dec. 30, 2014

James B. FeimsterJames B. Feimster, 75, Jimmy’s Cooperative Hardware Store owner, operator 
James B. Feimster died Friday, Dec. 27, 2014, at North Chase Nursing Care. He was 75. Read more…

 

 

 

Edith Rachel CastoEdith Rachel Casto, 96, found pleasure in peaceful rain, warm sunshine after losing eyesight
Edith Rachel Casto, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 96. Read more…

 

 

 

Charles Eugene Dillon, 64
Charles Eugene Dillon, of Wilmington, died Dec. 13, 2014, at the age of 64. Read more…

Ronald Levine, 41
Ronald Levine, of Wilmington, died Dec. 26, 2014, at the age of 41. Read more…

David E. Jeffreys Jr., 72
David E. Jeffreys Jr., of Wilmington, died Dec. 23, 2014, at the age of 72. Read more…

Linda Gayle Webb Frazer Williams, 73
Linda Gayle Webb Frazer Williams, of Hampstead, died Dec. 28, 2014, at the age of 73. Read more…

Edward Albert Sipple, 80
Edward Albert Sipple, of Hampstead, died Dec. 26, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 80. Read more…

Margaret Julia Albritton, 87
Margaret Julia Albritton, of Wilmington, died Dec. 27, 2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She was 87. Read more…

James Houston Snider, 61
James Houston Snider, of Wilmington, died Dec. 21, 2014, at the age of 61. Read more…

Kathleen Mary Wilson, 60
Kathleen Mary Wilson, of Wilmington, died Dec. 26, 2014, at the age of 60. Read more…

Chang S. Oh, 85
Chang S. Oh, of Wilmington, died Dec. 25, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

David Dushane, 63
David Dushane, of Wilmington, died Dec. 25, 2014, at the age of 63. Read more…

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