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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.

Oct. 24, 2014

Alice O’Hara PurcellAlice O’Hara Purcell, 93, remembered for feistiness, Irish wit and grit
Alice O’Hara Purcell, a bright light of Lake Renaissance, Wilmington, died Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

 

 

 

Sam Henderson Parkerson, Jr.Sam Henderson Parkerson, Jr., 70, radio operator, provided emergency communication services
Sam Henderson Parkerson, Jr. died at his home in Wilmington on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, after a long battle of Chronic Pulmonary Disease. He was 70. Read more…

 

 

 

Mavis Carnell Pugh Brown Fullwood, 86
Mavis Carnell Pugh Brown Fullwood, of Bolivia, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Autumn Care of Shallotte. Read more…

David Hunter Mauney, III, 75, lifelong outdoorsman, third-generation cotton textile leader
David Hunter Mauney, III, of Leland, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. He was 75. Read more…

Joanne Frances Retecki, 66
Joanne Frances Retecki, of Wilmington, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 66. Read more…

Hazel “Bobbie” SchiweHazel “Bobbie” Schiwe, 92, member of Calvary Baptist Church
Hazel “Bobbie” Schiwe, of Wilmington, died Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Donnie E. Spivey, 73
Donnie E. Spivey, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, at the age of 73. Read more…

Marian Paula FlemingMarian Paula Fleming (nee Green), 57, held deep appreciation of historical artifacts
Marian Paula Fleming (nee Green), of Wilmington and formerly of Wheaton, Illinois, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the age of 57. Read more…

 

 

 

Irene Barbara Pacheco, 73
Irene Barbara Pacheco, of Leland, died Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 73. Read more…

Paul Russell BordeauxPaul Russell Bordeaux, 59, highly decorated with medals, badges, ribbons as US Navy solider
Paul Russell Bordeaux, of Wilmington, died after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 59. He was surrounded and comforted by his family at New Hanover Regional Memorial Hospital. Read more…

 

 

Oct. 23, 2014

William “Buck” Shealy Rourk, Jr.William “Buck” Shealy Rourk, Jr., 88, retired lieutenant colonel, served 38 years with US Army Reserve
William “Buck” Shealy Rourk, Jr. died at his residence Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 88. Read more…

 

 

 

Elizabeth WatsonElizabeth Watson, 90, traveled US, Taiwan, Philippines for 20 years
Elizabeth Watson died at Lower Cape Fear Hospice on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Alton Ervin Rouse, 88, retired 37-year employee with Swift Independent Packing Co.
Alton Ervin Rouse, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 88. Read more…

Barbara Anne Deter BoulisBarbara Anne Deter Boulis, 78, diligent homemaker known as ‘Hommie’
Barbara Anne Deter Boulis, of Burgaw, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 78. Read more…

 

 

 

Susan C. Schillaci, 55
Susan C. Schillaci, of Wilmington, died Oct. 20, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 55. Read more…

Oct. 22, 2014

Barbara Anne BartosikBarbara Anne Bartosik, 76, danced with The Golden Tappers and Class Act
Barbara Anne Bartosik, of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 76. Read more…

 

 

 

Alfred Melton Wingfield, 92, lived by Golden Rule, left legacy of honor, integrity
Alfred Melton Wingfield, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

Harry C. Jeans, 78, US Air Force veteran, Fairfield University graduate
Harry C. Jeans, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the age of 78. Read more…

Anne Margaret Mathis (nee Morello), 93, member of The Basilica Shrine of St. Mary
Anne Margaret Mathis (nee Morello), of Leland and formerly of Barrington, New Jersey, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

Lorraine A. Pace, 74, amazing friend, loved challenging household projects
Lorraine A. Pace, of Caswell Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was 74. Read more…

Joanne Lynn Brooks, 63
Joanne Lynn Brooks, of Wilmington, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 63. Read more…

Chad Arnold Hunter, 41
Chad Arnold Hunter, of Shallotte, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was 41. Read more…

Oct. 21, 2014

Eleanor Grace SullivanEleanor Grace Sullivan, 72, devoted member of Lebanon Baptist Church
Eleanor Grace Sullivan, of Winnabow, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her home. She was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Graham Lloyd, 50, beloved son, brother, husband and uncle
Daniel Graham Lloyd, of Wilmington, died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the age of 50. Read more…

Elmer Purdie Smith, 86, member of Fellowship Baptist Church
Elmer Purdie Smith, of Leland, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. He was 86. Read more…

Barbara Mae Casteen, 88
Barbara Mae Casteen, of Wilmington, died Oct. 14, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. She was 88. Read more…

Laurie Ann Loomis, 54
Laurie Ann Loomis, of Wilmington, died Oct. 17, 2014, at her home. She was 54. Read more…

Mary Ann HoyMary Ann Hoy, brought grace, goodness and compassion to the world
Mary Ann Hoy, of Burgaw, died gently Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her home surrounded with love by her family. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret Ann Stowe Hargett, 89, employed with FBI during WWII
Margaret Ann Stowe Hargett died peacefully Oct. 17, 2014, at her home in Wilmington. She was 89. Read more…

Louis David Larson, 75
Louis David Larson, of Wilmington, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 75. Read more…

Steven D. Worsham, 54
Steven D. Worsham, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 54. Read more…

Oct. 20, 2014

Archie Mack RichardsonArchie Mack Richardson, 72, won 3 world championships with Palomino show horses
Archie Mack Richardson, of Currie, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Pender Memorial Hospital. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Louis Charles Webb, Sr.Louis ‘Papa Duck’ Charles Webb, Sr., 78, shipbuilder who helped build USS Enterprise
Louis “Papa Duck” Charles Webb, Sr., of Hampstead, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 78. Read more…

 

 

 

James S. GodbeyJames S. Godbey, 31, UNC fan who loved his dogs, Bentley and Mercy
James S. Godbey, of Castle Hayne, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 31. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Gleat Morris Todd, 76, former owner of several Wilmington Esso Service Stations
Gleat Morris Todd, of Leland, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. He was 76. Read more…

Edwin K. Carter, Jr., 74, retired 41-year employee with Pepsi Co.
Edwin K. Carter, Jr., of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 74. Read more…

John ‘Jimmy’ Quince Russell, Jr., 81, 38-year employee with Coastal Beverages Co.
John “Jimmy” Quince Russell, Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, after a brief illness. He now resides in the Kingdom of God. He was 81. Read more…

John Richard HarkeyJohn Richard Harkey, 76, UNCW Security and US Marine Corps retiree
John Richard Harkey, of Hampstead, died Oct. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was 76. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Despina Pamfelis ‘Bebe’ Saffo, 92, yellow dog Democrat who loved politics
Despina Pamfelis “Bebe” Saffo, of Wilmington, died peacefully, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

Vernon Oliver Goff Stokes, Jr.Vernon Oliver Goff Stokes, Jr., 86, enjoyed working in his yard, discussing politics
Vernon Oliver Goff Stokes, Jr., of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Azalea Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

Angelo Fargnoli, 54, owner of Fargnoli Painting and Wallpaper
Angelo Fargnoli, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at his home. He was 54. Read more…

Oct. 17, 2014

Richard "Richie" Walter Eckard IIRichard ‘Richie’ Walter Eckard II, 52, barber who was loved by many
Richard “Richie” Walter Eckard II, of Wilmington, died Oct. 15, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 52. Read more…

 

 

 

Lois Teel MonzonLois Teel Monzon, 72
Lois Teel Monzon, formerly of Leland, died Oct. 12, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Teresa Lynn Cockfield, 51, lived in ‘real time,’ never rushed moments
Teresa Lynn Cockfield, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was a fighter who bravely fought and won the battle of breast cancer twice, but with sad hearts, we announce her passing. She was 51. Read more…

George O. LancasterGeorge O. Lancaster, 85, 52-year member of Calvary Baptist Church
George O. Lancaster, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Dora Blanton CadenheadDora Blanton Cadenhead, 76, retired bookkeeper, loved arts, crafts and paintings
Dora Blanton Cadenhead, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

 

 

 

John Charles ‘Jack’ Ohman, 70
John Charles “Jack” Ohman, of Bolivia, died Oct. 14, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was 70. Read more…

Robert W. “Pete” PetersonRobert W. ‘Pete’ Peterson, 65, served with US Army
Robert W. “Pete” Peterson, of Winnabow, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home. He was 65. Read more…

 

 

 

Randy Harris Wilson, 49, The Grapevine Restaurant chef
Randy Harris Wilson, of Calabash, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home. He was 49. Read more…

Oct. 16, 2014

David Quincy FutchDavid Quincy Futch, 61, did everything with gusto, taught others ‘the ways of the turkey’
David Quincy Futch died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 61. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret Helen LeonMargaret Helen Leon, 103
Margaret Helen Leon died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 103. Read more…

 

 

 

Frederick "Red" A. BloomFrederick ‘Red’ A. Bloom, 81
Frederick “Red” A. Bloom, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

 

 

 

Laura Louise Johnson Rivenbark, 74, retired from Brunswick Co. School Child Nutrition Dept.
Laura Louise Johnson Rivenbark, of Bolivia, died Oct. 14, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 74. Read more…

Grace Rowe Hewlett, fulfilled lifelong dream to visit the Holy Land
Grace Rowe Hewlett, of Wilmington, died Oct. 13, 2014. She was at home surrounded by her loving family and dogs, Pogo and Precious, who never left her side during her illness. Read more…

Ethel Meta Feltz, 92
Ethel Meta Feltz, of Wilmington, died Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

Burnell R. Oliver, 65
Burnell R. Oliver, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the age of 65. Read more…

Oct. 15, 2014

LeRoy R. Rossell, Jr.LeRoy R. Rossell Jr., 56, 30-year volunteer firefighter, gave time and talents unselfishly
LeRoy R. Rossell Jr., of Burgaw, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the age of 56. Read more…

 

 

 

James W. “Jimmy” StokesJames W. ‘Jimmy’ Stokes, 58
James W. “Jimmy” Stokes died Oct. 13, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 58. Read more…

 

 

 

Carolyn King SharpeCarolyn King Sharpe, 84, 25-year employee with UNCW College of Arts and Sciences
Carolyn King Sharpe, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

Rufus Jackson Yow Jr., 80, worked tirelessly in traffic management field, retired at 75
Rufus Jackson Yow Jr., of Wilmington, died comfortably and peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 80. Read more…

Oct. 14, 2014

Mary Louise (Chambers) Feigel, 91
Mary Louise (Chambers) Feigel, of Wilmington, died Oct. 9, 2014, at the age of 91. Read more…

Mary Frances Robinson, 62
Mary Frances Robinson, of Rocky Point, died Oct. 4, 2014, at the age of 62. Read more…

Carolyn Chadwick, 59
Carolyn Chadwick, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at the age of 59. Read more…

Brian Hobgood
Brian Hobgood, of Wilmington, died Oct. 8, 2014. Read more…

William Edmond ‘Ed’ Billingsley, 82, designed, developed missile systems, including Trident I and II
William Edmond “Ed” Billingsley, of Brunswick Plantation in Calabash, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at his residence. He was 82. Read more…

Mary Delores Criswell, 84, Allstate Insurance Agency underwriter
Mary Delores Criswell, of Sunset Beach, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 84. Read more…

Oct. 13, 2014

Patsy PattersonPatsy Patterson, 77, curator of Japanese Garden at NHC Arboretum
Patsy Patterson, of Wilmington, died from the ravages of cancer on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. She was 77. Read more…

 

 

 

Barbara Burns Viviano, 68, enthusiastic with a strong zest for life
Barbara Burns Viviano, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Oct. 12, 2014, at home after a yearslong battle with cancer and is now in her Heavenly home. She was 68. Read more…

Bill Tucker Smith, 90, kind and humble, champion to his family
Bill Tucker Smith, of Leland, known as “Sweet William” by some, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more….

Nancy Sue Bradshaw Dail, 74, warm heart, gentle spirit, remembered for generous nature
Nancy Sue Bradshaw Dail, of Currie, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at home. She was 74. Read more…

Alan Everett Hale, Sr.Alan Everett Hale Sr., 73, happiest surf fishing, camping and boating
Alan Everett Hale Sr., of Wilmington, died peacefully on Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 73. Read more…

 

 

 

James "Chink" I. Hines, Jr.James ‘Chink’ I. Hines Jr., 83, volunteer policeman, fireman and scout leader
James “Chink” I. Hines Jr. died peacefully on Oct. 10, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was 83. Read more…

 

 

Terry Ann ChidesterTerry Ann Chidester, 69, joy and laughter could rock the weariest soul
Terry Ann Chidester, of Rocky Point, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at her home. She was 69. Read more…

 

 

 

Darlene Ellen Johnson, 71, 30-year employee with CVS Drugs
Darlene Ellen Johnson, of Calabash, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 71. Read more…

Pauline “Paula” ScalamoniPauline ‘Paula’ Scalamoni, 85, loved music, dancing and family
Pauline “Paula” Scalamoni, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Azalea Rehab with her daughter and son by her side. She was 85. Read more…

 

 

Martha Saxton Lambert, 90
Martha Saxton Lambert, formerly a resident of Belle, West Virginia, and Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia. She was 90. Read more…

Ruth Wooten Agee, 81, 15-year employee with Jones Department Store
Ruth Wooten Agee, of Supply, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

Oct. 12, 2014

Pamala "Pamm" DickensPamala “Pamm” Dickens, 53, creative and talented, made beautiful holiday crafts
Pamala “Pamm” Dickens died Oct. 6, 2014, at the age of 53. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Edward Calving Millinor, Jr., 76
Edward Calving Millinor, Jr., of Bolivia, died at home on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

Oct. 10, 2014

Donald Edward Blalock, 86, retired engineer with NC Dept. of Transportation
Donald Edward Blalock, of Scotts Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 86. Read more…

Kesley Carlos Strong, Jr., 19
Kesley Carlos Strong, Jr., of Rocky Point, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, at the age of 19. Read more…

Vite James Zukas, 97, retired cost accountant with Barden Corp.
Vite James Zukas, of Sunset Beach, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab, Shallotte. He was 97. Read more…

Cheryl Ann Capps, 49
Cheryl Ann Capps, of Sneads Ferry, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the age of 49. Read more…

Scott Tague
Scott Tague, of Wilmington, died Oct. 4, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Read more…

Betty Hoyle Nash, 76
Betty Hoyle Nash, of Wilmington, died Oct. 2, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

Marion Young WoodcockMarion Young Woodcock, 65
Marion Young Woodcock, of Currie, died Sept. 30, 2014, at the age of 65. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Pastor Gladys Harrison Mosley, 61
Pastor Gladys Harrison Mosley, of Bolivia, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, at the age of 61. Read more…

Jane F. Shaw, 75
Jane F. Shaw, of Wilmington and formerly of Queensbury, N.Y., died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, surrounded by her family at home. She was 75. Read more…

June Maria Stannus, 90 
June Maria Stannus, of Southport, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more…

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