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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.

Dec. 19, 2014

Brenda EdwardsBrenda Edwards, 87, immigrated as GI bride in 1946, official US citizen in 2008
Brenda Edwards, of Wilmington, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Ruby CampbellRuby Campbell, 102, participated in water aerobics over age 100
Ruby Campbell died Dec. 11, 2014, at the age of 102. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Douglas Monroe Cook Jr.Douglas Monroe Cook Jr., 81, Master Mason at Waccamaw Lodge 596
Douglas Monroe Cook Jr., of Riegelwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 81. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who he touched in some special way throughout his life. Read more…

 

 

 

Veronica A. SzalkiewiczVeronica A. Szalkiewicz, 94
Veronica A. Szalkiewicz, of Wilmington, died Dec. 16, 2014, at the age of 94. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Thelma Margaret Brown RobertsThelma Margaret Brown Roberts, 86
Thelma Margaret Brown Roberts, of Wilmington, died Dec. 17, 2014, at Wilmington Health and Rehab. She was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

Roy Leon McCallRoy Leon McCall, 66, known by many as the ‘Bottle Man’
Roy Leon McCall, of Shallotte, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at his residence. He was 66. Read more…

 

 

 

William ‘Will’ Harry Marmura, 78, built Shallotte dream house, embraced wonderful local lifestyle
William “Will” Harry Marmura, the father of two amazing sons, grandfather to four beautiful grandchildren and devoted husband, of Shallotte, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the comfort of his home after 78 wonderful years. Read more…

Harold Ellison ‘Nick’ Nicholas, 76, member of Concord United Methodist Church
Harold Ellison “Nick” Nicholas, of Supply, died Dec. 17, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

Ervin Myers, 94
Ervin Myers, of Wilmington, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, at the age of 94. Read more…

Ann Elizabeth Stewart Warren Joyner, 74, known as ‘Momma Ann’
Ann Elizabeth Stewart Warren Joyner, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at home. She was 74. Read more…

Robert ‘Bob’ Feaver, 67, served in US Navy during Vietnam War
Robert “Bob” Feaver, of Leland, died Wednesday, Dec.17, 2014, at Duke University Medical Center. He was 67. Read more…

Walter Nicholas Mcleod, 64
Walter Nicholas Mcleod, of Wilmington, died Dec. 16, 2014, at the age of 64. Read more…

Rose Goins, 49
Rose Goins, of Southport, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at her home. She was 49. Read more…

Dec. 18, 2014

Horace W. Hall Sr.Horace W. Hall Sr., 89, Freedom Baptist Church/Victory Baptist Church retired pastor
Horace W. Hall Sr., of Rocky Point, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the age of 89. Read more…

 

 

 

William A. Jones Jr., 80, career insurance broker, Villanova University graduate
William A. Jones Jr., of Leland and formerly of Albany, New York, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home in Winnabow. Read more…

Matthew Henry Lewis, 79, member of the Sea Notes Coral Society
Matthew Henry Lewis, of St. James, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at his home. He was 79. Read more…

Neil R. Skabo, 70
Neil R. Skabo, of Wilmington, died Dec. 17, 2014, at the age of 70. Read more…

Elizabeth Strupp Petzal, 99
Elizabeth Strupp Petzal, of Wilmington, died Dec. 6, 2014, at the age of 99. Read more…

Dec. 17, 2014

Dr. Heyward C. BellamyDr. Heyward C. Bellamy, 90, oversaw desegregation of New Hanover Co. schools
Dr. Heyward C. Bellamy, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at his home. He was 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Thomas “Tommy” A. HughesThomas ‘Tommy’ A. Hughes, 62, served 15 years with US Navy
Thomas “Tommy” A. Hughes, of Wilmington, died Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 62. Read more…

 

 

 

Thomas “Bob” SellersThomas ‘Bob’ Sellers, 89, faithful member, deacon at Cape Fear Presbyterian Church
Thomas “Bob” Sellers died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 89. Read more…

 

 

 

Lula Mae Todd, 75
Lula Mae Todd, of Shallotte, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at her residence. She was 75. Read more…

Deloris Jean VickersDeloris Jean Vickers, 85
Deloris Jean Vickers, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Dorothy Mae WilliamsDorothy Mae Williams, 74
Dorothy Mae Williams, of Wilmington, died Dec. 13, 2014, at her home. She was 74. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Dec. 16, 2014

Sandy Renee KinselSandy Renee Kinsel, 42, tattoo enthusiast, left impact on people around the world
Sandy Renee Kinsel, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 42. Read more…

 

 

 

Donald SchmittDonald Schmitt, developed US Senate broadcast TV’s technology, equipment 
Donald Schmitt, of St. James, died Friday, Dec. 12, at 2014, New Hanover Medical Center. Read more…

 

 

 

Wilfred Thomas RossWilfred Thomas Ross, 79, patented improved nuclear fuel component through GE
Wilfred Thomas Ross, of Wilmington, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Davis Health Care Center, after a long battle with severe heart disease and all the associated complications. He was 79. Read more…

 

 

 

Mary Rose KirbyMary Rose Kirby, 79, enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family
Mary Rose Kirby died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at her home in Wilmington after a long battle with cancer. She was 79. Read more…

 

 

 

Ethel Wright, 101
Ethel Wright, of Wilmington died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Cypress Pointe Health and Rehab Center, at the age of 101. Read more…

Barbara Ann CortezBarbara Ann Cortez, 70, longtime member of Faith Baptist Church, Bolivia
Barbara Ann Cortez, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 70. Read more…

 

 

 

B. Lorraine Geissler, 90, patriotic Girl Scout leader, avid bowler
B. Lorraine Geissler, of Southport and formerly of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Southport. She was 90. Read more…

Allener Dukes Waddell, 87
Allener Dukes Waddell, of Wilmington died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Northchase Health and Rehab Center, at the age of 87. Read more…

Patrick Hugh Owens, president of Equitable Credit in Raleigh
Patrick Hugh Owens died unexpectedly on Dec. 11, 2014, due to complications related to the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Read more…

Dec. 15, 2014

PCD-LouCriscuoloLou Criscuolo, 80, founded Opera House Theatre Company
Lou Criscuolo, founder of Opera House Theatre Company, of Wilmington died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at his home. Read more…

 

 

 

PCD-RochelleCorbetWatsonRochelle Corbett Watson, 76, served many roles at Wilmington First Church of Nazarene
Rochelle Corbett Watson, of Leland, was granted her angel wings on Dec. 14, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

 

 

 

PCD-LynnTToedtLynn T. Toedt, 69, loved living at the beach
Lynn T. Toedt died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Hampstead, North Carolina, after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 69. Read more…

 

 

 

PCD-GeorgeWashingtonRivenbarkGeorge Washington Rivenbark, 84, humble man who loved all facets of God’s nature
George Washington Rivenbark died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

PCD-DeanCFowlerDean C. Fowler, 79, won three Bass Master trophies
Dean C. Fowler, of Riegelwood, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the age of 79. Read more…

 

 

 

Thomas Edison Hall, 81, retired from Maola Milk & Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Edison Hall passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at his home. He was 81. Read more…

pcd-BarbaraAnnFlynnPateBarbara Ann Flynn Pate, 84, caring and devoted, whose greatest joy was family
Barbara Ann Flynn Pate passed gently from her earthly life on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear. She was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

Patricia Northrup, 84
Patricia Northrup, of Wilmington, passed away Dec. 14, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 84. Read more…

PCD-JohannaHookerJohanna Hooker, 89, devoted volunteer
Johanna Amelia Hooker, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at the age of 89. Read more…

 

 

 

 

PCD-JohnnyHCavanaughJohnny H. Cavanaugh, 80, loved to camp at Camp Clearwater at White Lake
Johnny H. Cavanaugh, of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 80. Read more…

 

 

 

Alberta McFadden Given, 87, received lifetime achievement honor from Presbyterian church
Alberta McFadden Given, of Bedford, Texas and formerly of Elkview, West Virginia and Oak Island, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at the age of 87. Read more…

Dec. 14, 2014

Frances Gideon CaldwellFrances Gideon Caldwell, 90, 30-year Winter Park Elementary School teacher
Frances Gideon Caldwell, of Wilmington, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Dec. 12, 2014

Jeffrey Lawrence GuhlJeffrey Lawrence Guhl, 72, his Navy crew picked up returning Gemini astronauts
Jeffrey Lawrence Guhl died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Doris Justice Singleton, 90
Doris Justice Singleton, of Wilmington, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more…

Joyce Altman "Jo Jo” DavisJoyce Altman ‘Jo Jo’ Davis, 67, life spent caring for her family with a smile on her face
Joyce Altman “Jo Jo” Davis, of Supply, died Monday, Dec.8, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was 67. Read more…

 

 

 

Hilda Sellars GodwinHilda Sellars Godwin
Hilda Sellars Godwin died on Dec. 12, 2014. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Ila Faye Brewington, 74
Ila Faye Brewington, of Wilmington, died Dec. 10, 2014, at the age of 74. Read more…

E. Bryan Chadwick, 59, well known, respected among NC Mason family
E. Bryan Chadwick, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the age of 59. Read more…

Dec. 11, 2014

Mary Cochran Mary Cochran, 73, gentle and caring, moved to CB to be near family
Mary Cochran died unexpectedly and tragically on Dec. 6, 2014, in Carolina Beach with her dog Lady by her side. She was 73. Read more…

 

 

 

John M. Curtis Sr.John M. Curtis Sr., 91, university professor at Va. Tech, NC State and Maryland
John M. Curtis Sr., of Hampstead, died Dec. 7, 2014, at the age of 91. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Joan Basquill Joan Basquill, 77, 1950s Wanamaker’s Dept. Stores model
Joan Basquill died Dec. 7, 2014, in Wilmington at the age of 77. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Isabel R. ChurchIsabel R. Church, 95
Isabel R. Church died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove at the age of 95. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Wright McKinney, 79, McKinney Appliance Sales and Repair owner, operator
John Wright McKinney, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at the age of 79. Read more…

Eleanor Harvey, 97
Eleanor Harvey died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Ocean Trail Nursing Center in Southport at the age of 97. Read more…

Dec. 10, 2014

Marion “Mimi” PfeifferMarion ‘Mimi’ Pfeiffer, 58, UNCW learning center office manager
Marion “Mimi” Pfeiffer died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 58. Read more…

 

 

 

Thomas “Tommy” Lee PearceThomas ‘Tommy’ Lee Pearce, 73, NC Trooper’s Association founding member, president
Thomas “Tommy” Lee Pearce, of Wilmington, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his family, following a lengthy and courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was 73. Read more…

 

 

 

Blondell Smith AbramsBlondell Smith Abrams, 88, very active in her children’s school life
Blondell Smith Abrams, of Leland, died Dec. 8, 2014, at the age of 88. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Donald G. Rivenbark Jr.Donald G. Rivenbark Jr., 73, lifelong member of Bethany Presbyterian Church
Donald G. Rivenbark Jr., of Wilmington, died at home Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, and was received by Jesus Christ, his savior, to his eternal home. He was 73. Read more…

 

 

 

Martha Nell LichtyMartha Nell Lichty, 89, picked cotton to pay for schoolbooks during childhood
Martha Nell Lichty, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. She was 89. Read more…

 

 

 

Grace Elizabeth Faust, 94, Allentown, Pennsylvania High School graduate
Grace Elizabeth Faust, of Southport and formerly of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Dosher Skilled Care Nursing Center. She was 94. Read more…

Carol Jean Egly, 77, member of Apostolic Tabernacle in Wilmington
Carol Jean Egly, of Burgaw, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Huntington Health. She was 77. Read more…

Dec. 9, 2014

Reggie Wayne Rathburn Sr.Reggie Wayne Rathburn Sr., 55
Reggie Wayne Rathburn Sr., of Florence, South Carolina and formerly of Leland, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at the age of 55. Read more…

 

 

 

Betty Cook ScottBetty Cook Scott, 80, avid bird watcher blessed with a quick wit
Betty Cook Scott, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 80. Read more…

 

 

 

Helen ‘Jean’ Harrison, 79, member of Freedom Baptist Church
Helen “Jean” Harrison, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Silver Stream Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 79. Read more…

Dennis Lee Williams, 60
Dennis Lee Williams, of Wilmington, died Nov. 24, 2014, at the age of 60. Read more…

Gloria Moore McCulloughGloria Moore McCullough, 77, former manicurist who was born in England
Gloria Moore McCullough, of Wilmington, died Dec. 7, 2014, at the age of 77. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Tommy James MorganTommy James Morgan, 53, loved fast cars, fishing, family and friends
Tommy James Morgan, of Leland, died suddenly at his home on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the age of 53. Read more…

 

 

 

Guy Davis Mulford, 97
Guy Davis Milford, of Sunset Beach, died Dec. 8, 2014, at the age of 97. Read more…

Darin Clark Reynolds, 42
Darin Clark Reynolds, of Wilmington, died Dec. 1, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 42. Read more…

Take Reynolds, 88
Take Reynolds, of Wilmington, died Nov. 29, 2014, at the age of 88. Read more…

Bree Ann Butterworth, 32
Bree Ann Butterworth, of Wilmington, died Dec. 4, 2014, at the age of 32. Read more…

Wallace Trounson, 86, US Army veteran
Wallace Trounson, of Wilmington and formerly of New York City, died Dec. 7, 2014, at the age 86. Read more…

Judy Carol, 71 and Isaac Vernon Lewis, 80, members of Oak Grove Baptist Church
Judy Carol Lewis, of Supply, died Sept. 9, 2013, at the age of 71 and Isaac Vernon Lewis died Dec. 7, 2014, at the age of 80. Read more…

Martha Lee Brown, 80
Martha Lee Brown, of Shallotte, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 80. Read more…

William Luke King III, 59
William Luke King III, of Wilmington, died Dec. 6, 2014, at Brunswick Hospice House. Read more..

Dec. 8, 2014

Carl Thomas MillerCarl Thomas Miller, 77, umpire who formed Cape Fear Officials Association
Carl Thomas Miller died peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice on Thursday Dec. 4, 2014, at the age of 77. Read more…

 

 

 

Ella Moore Porter, 84, well-known, gifted storyteller, played ‘Mrs. Santa’
Ella Moore Porter, of Rocky Point, died gently Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Huntington Health Care of Burgaw. She was 84. Read more…

Emma Carol AndersonEmma Carol Anderson, 72, loved sharing baked goods with loved ones
Emma Carol Anderson, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, with her loving family by her side. She was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Richard E. Bruce, 74, missionary at heart, assisted NC Raleigh Mission 30 years
Richard E. Bruce, of Hampstead, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 74. Read more…

Laura Dean Webb MooreLaura Dean Webb Moore, 92, demonstrated open, welcoming spirit for loved ones
Laura Dean Webb Moore, of Castle Hayne, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

 

 

 

John Cleveland “Cleve” Gore Jr.John Cleveland ‘Cleve’ Gore Jr., 53, 31-year Shallotte Muffler Shop owner/operator
John Cleveland “Cleve” Gore Jr., of Shallotte, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was 53. Read more…

 

 

 

Sarah Elizabeth Broome Hudson, 85, second to none in catching, cleaning, cooking fish
Sarah Elizabeth Broome Hudson, of Supply, died Dec. 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 85. Read more…

James Robert ‘Jimmy’ Helms, 53, played guitar at many local churches, venues
James Robert “Jimmy” Helms, of Oak Island, died on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at his home. He was 53. Read more…

Willie ‘Pap’ Leaman Frink, 69
Willie “Pap” Leaman Frink, of Shallotte, died Thursday, Dec.r 4, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was 69. Read more…

Bessie W. Marshall, 95, strong-willed woman who appreciated a hard day’s work
Bessie W. Marshall died peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 5 2014, at the age of 95. Read more…

Dewey H. Keller Sr.Dewey H. Keller Sr., 84, remembered as both humble and smartest one in the room
Dewey H. Keller Sr. died at his home in Castle Hayne on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, after a brief illness. He was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

Linwood "Lin" Lee WestLinwood ‘Lin’ Lee West, 80, lifelong, avid sports fan, US Air Force veteran
Linwood “Lin” Lee West, of Raleigh Wake, died Dec. 4, 2014, at the age of 80. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Dennis B. TownsendDennis B. Townsend, 64
Dennis B. Townsend, of Wilmington, died Nov. 31, 2014, at the age of 64. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Dec. 5, 2014

PCD-ThelmaRivenbarkThelma Louise Wheeler Rivenbark, 86, family was second only to her faith
Thelma Wheeler Rivenbark, 86, of Burgaw passed peacefully from her earthly life Thursday, December 4, 2014 with family praying at her bedside. She was born January 30, 1928 in Pender County, the daughter of the late Archie Washington and Irene Murray Wheeler. Read more …

 

 

PCD-RobertaPaulineDubachRoberta Pauline Rose Dubach, 88, encouraged educational excellence
Roberta Pauline Rose Dubach, age 88, of Wilmington NC, passed away peacefully Monday evening, December 1, 2014. Read more …

 

 

 

PCD-HarryCoeSlusserHarry Coe Slusser III, 74, retired textile manager and guiding force on church committee
Harry Coe Slusser, III, of Kure Beach, NC, died peacefully on December 3rd at home. Harry was born on October 24th, 1940 in Lexington, Virginia to Harry Coe Slusser, Jr. and Mary Stuart Clemmer Slusser. He spent his childhood in Lexington, and graduated from Duke University in 1961 with a BA in Business Administration. Read more …

 

 

 

James “Jimmy” Elmer Hatcher, 54
James “Jimmy” Elmer Hatcher, 54, of Winnabow passed away on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at home. Read more …

Colin George Christie, 68
Colin George Christie, 68, of Kure Beach died Thursday, December 4, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Read more …

PCD-JoanKannaleyJoan M. (Burger) Kannaley, 84, family was her most precious blessing
Joan M. (Burger) Kannaley, 84, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. She lived for five years at Beltrone Living Center in Colonie, NY before moving to NC in July 2014. Read more …

 

 

Bobby Maxwell, 51
Bobby G. Maxwell, Age 51, of Wilmington, passed away December 4, 2014. Read more …

 

PCD-StuartDonaldGlassStuart Donald Glass, 68, master woodworker and member of Cape Fear Woodcarvers
Stuart Donald Glass, 68, of Wallace, North Carolina left this life for his eternal rest on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from his residence. He was born on November 10, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York and was the son of the late Irving and Yvette Silverman Glass. Read more …

 

 

 

PCD-WilliamJamesBetzWilliam James “Bill” Betz, 90, naval aviator in WWII, Korea
William James Betz (Bill) Jr., 90, of Wilmington, NC, died on December 2, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Bill was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 9, 1924, the son of Hazel and William Betz. He proudly served his country as a naval aviator during World War II and Korea. Read more…

 

 

 

pcd-haroldeugeneleonardHarold Eugene Leonard, 41, enjoyed restoring antique cars
Harold Eugene “Buddy” Leonard, III age 41 of Castle Hayne passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014. Read more …

 

 

 

 

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