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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.

Aug. 28, 2014

John Samuel Hair, Jr.John Samuel Hair, Jr., 46, rode a motorcycle at the age of 3
John Samuel Hair, Jr., of Supply, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 46. Read more…

 

 

 

David J. Grissett, 63, bee keeper who loved shrimping
David J. Grissett, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was 63. Read more…

Marvin Reynard, 85
Marvin Reynard, of Burgaw, died Aug. 26, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

Georgia Kay Cox-McKee, 57
Georgia Kay Cox-McKee, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 57. Read more…

Marshal “Scott” Broadway, 61, Brunswick County Parks & Rec and Planet Fun employee
Marshal “Scott” Broadway, of Shallotte and formerly of Albemarle, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at his home. He was 61. Read more…

Barbara Ann Teker, 87, retired nurse
Barbara Ann Teker, of Sunset Beach, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at her home. She was 87. Read more…

Jules Roberts, Jr., 68
Jules Roberts, Jr., of Ocean Isle Beach, died Aug. 25, 2014, at the age of 68. Read more…

Samuel B. “Sam” SouthernSamuel B. “Sam” Southern, 16, honor student at North Brunswick HS who enjoyed tutoring
Samuel B. “Sam” Southern, of Leland, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 16. Read more…

 

 

 

James “Jimmy” F. Branch, 74, pipefitter with Fluor Daniels Contruction at Dupont
James “Jimmy” F. Branch, of Leland, died peacefully Aug. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 74. Read more…

Aug. 27, 2014

Stella Agnes CowanStella Agnes Cowan, 73, member of St. Jude and ASPCA
Stella Agnes Cowan, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 73. Read more…

 

 

 

Robert Alton Shepard, 80, worked at Blockade Runner Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
Robert Alton Shepard, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 80. Read more…

Betty Cashwell Staitz, 85
Betty Cashwell Staitz, of Wilmington, died Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

Thomas Patrick Kelly, 41
Thomas Patrick Kelly, of Castle Hayne, died Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 41. Read more…

Minnie Lee Scarlett, 83
Minnie Lee Scarlett, of Wilmington, died Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 83. Read more…

Wayne Ernest Greenough, 78
Wayne Ernest Greenough, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 78. Read more…

Agnes Ganter Harvey, 91
Agnes Ganter Harvey, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Aug. 26,2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. Read more…

Rev. Dewey F. Belton, Jr., 86, retired Baptist Minister
Rev. Dewey F. Belton, Jr., of Nesmith, S.C. and formerly of Supply, died Sunday Aug. 24, 2014, in Conway, S.C. He was 86. Read more…

Marjorie Imhof, 96
Marjorie Imhof, of Wilmington, died Aug. 29, 2014, at Davis Health Care Center at Porters Neck. She was 96. Read more…

Arlander Gause, 60
Arlander Gause, of Calabash, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. He was 60. Read more…

Bernice A. Pizzuti, 93
Bernice A. Pizzuti, of Wilmington, died Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

Dorothy McMillan Bennett, 103
Dorothy McMillan Bennett, of Southport, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her residence with her granddaughters by her side. She was 103. Read more…

Aug. 26, 2014

Michele Ann Murray and her daughter, KrystleRemembering Michele Ann Murray, 56, found strength in the face of breast cancer
In the 1980s, Michele Ann Murray was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and received radiation and chemotherapy in hopes of treating the cancer. After many years of being cancer-free, Mrs. Murray was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, most likely caused by the radiation that treated her cancer the first time, according to her doctors. Instead of allowing the disease to take over her life, Mrs. Murray fought with renewed strength and found healing in an unlikely source: the water. Read more…

 

Robert Macon “Bob” Sanders, Sr.Robert Macon “Bob” Sanders, Sr., 90, U.S. Navy Seabee during WWII
Robert Macon “Bob” Sanders, Sr., of Scotts Hill, died at home on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Bradley Ray MillikenBradley Ray Milliken, 44
Bradley Ray Milliken, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the age of 44. Read more…

 

 

 

John Thomas "JT" HarrisJohn Thomas “JT” Harris, 72
John Thomas “JT” Harris, of Wilmington, died on Aug. 24, 2014, at Wilmington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Aug. 25, 2014

John Jules WeeksJohn Jules Weeks, 82, faithfully delivered mail to downtown Wilmington by foot
Our beloved father, John Jules Weeks, died Aug. 23, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 82. Read more…

 

 

 

Bart Darin Brantley, 48, retired US Army medic with a passion for fishing
Bart Darin Brantley, of Shallotte and formerly of Charleston, S.C., died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the age of 48. Read more…

Rena Mae Bordeaux SparkmanRena Mae Bordeaux Sparkman, 86, true southern lady, kind and compassionate
Rena Mae Bordeaux Sparkman, of Burgaw, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

Charles "Chuck" ChanceCharles “Chuck” Chance, 84, 20-year US Marine who opened a photography studio
Charles “Chuck” Chance, of Wilmington, died Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 84. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Clelia Capodiferro Belfrom, Bilingual Education Director for Board of Education in NYC
Clelia Capodiferro Belfrom, of Plantation Village, died on Aug. 22, 2014. Read more…

Richard James Sullivan, II, 50, dirt track racer and Washington Redskins fan
Richard James Sullivan, II, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at home. He was 50. Read more…

Betty Marie Cashwell Finch StaitzBetty Marie Cashwell Finch Staitz, 85, fourth generation Wilmingtonian who grew up in a historic home
Betty Marie Cashwell Finch Staitz died Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Karina Faynshtein GibbsKarina Faynshtein Gibbs, 45, native of Russia who ran four marathons 
Our beloved wife, mother and daughter, Karina Faynshtein Gibbs, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 45. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret Ellen CrabtreeMargaret Ellen Crabtree, 64, attended Atlantic Christian College
Margaret Ellen Crabtree, of Wilmington, died Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 64. Read more…

 

 

 

 

George Dewey Rabon IIIGeorge Dewey Rabon III, 59, loved by many
George Dewey Rabon III, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. He was 59. Read more…

 

 

 

Aug. 22, 2014

James Melton Warren, Jr.James Melton Warren, Jr., 55, former Chief of Yaupon Beach Volunteer Fire Dept.
James Melton Warren, Jr., of Oak Island, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home. He was 55. Read more…

 

 

 

Diane Hammond MacNeishDiane Hammond MacNeish, 68, remembered for her generous spirit and unwavering faith
Diane Hammond MacNeish, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home. She was 68. Read more…

 

 

 

Jerry Wayne Carroll, 63
Jerry Wayne Carroll, of Hampstead, died Aug. 17, 2014, at the age of 63. Read more…

Aug. 21, 2014

Michele Ann Murray, 56, gained strength and friendships through Pretty In Pink at YWCA
Michele Ann Murray, of Hampstead, died Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She was 56. Read more…

James “Jim” Thomas Bradley, 71, served with US Navy on diesel submarines
James “Jim” Thomas Bradley, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Davis Health Care Center. He was 71. Read more…

Margaret Jean King Ward, 74, enjoyed a bushel of oysters, yelling ‘bingo’
Margaret Jean King Ward died Aug. 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, surrounded by family and close friends. She was 74. Read more…

Richard "Dick" Vaughn Carus, Sr.Richard “Dick” Vaughn Carus, Sr., 80, 30-year contracting manager with US Steel Corp.
Richard “Dick” Vaughn Carus, Sr., of Wilmington, died Aug. 19, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 80. Read more…

 

 

 

Mary A. Millington, 94
Mary A. Millington, of Wilmington, died Aug. 14, 2014, at the age of 94. Read more…

William Homer Parsons, 82
William Homer Parsons, of Wilmington and formerly of Virginia Beach, Va. and Dunbar, W.V., died peacefully on Aug. 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 82. Read more…

James Patterson Hamilton, 82
James Patterson Hamilton, of Supply, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 82. Read more…

Virginia Riddle Moore, 92, former teacher who volunteered 25 years with NHRMC
Virginia Riddle Moore, of Wilmington, died Aug. 19, 2014, at Pacifica Senior Living. She was 92. Read more…

Benjamin Robert Morrison, Jr., 84, horse trainer, co-owner/operator of Shepard Chemical Works
Benjamin Robert Morrison, Jr., of Wilmington, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 84. Read more…

Aug. 20, 2014

Evelyn Lee Lewis McKeithan, 95, retired rural letter carrier whose career began in WWII
Evelyn Lee Lewis McKeithan, of Oak Island, died Aug. 16, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 95. Read more…

Helen Alene Davis, 90
Helen Alene Davis, of Leland, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home. She was 90. Read more…

Sarah Melva Ree Pittman, 83
Sarah Melva Ree Pittman, of Wilmington, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at her home. She was 83. Read more…

Nannie Gladys Burton Davis, 91, member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Nannie Gladys Burton Davis, of Wilmington, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the age of 91. Read more…

Edward William L. Ledford, 88, remembered for handing out gospel tracts in Southport
Edward William L. Ledford, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Aug. 20, 2014. He was 88. Read more…

Aug. 19, 2014

Gary Lee Roush, Jr., 35, US Marine Corps veteran and Town of Burgaw police officer
Gary Lee Roush, Jr., of Leland, died unexpectedly Aug. 15, 2014, at the age of 35. Read more…

Sandra Kaye Windham McPhatterSandra Kaye Windham McPhatter, 60, generous volunteer with charities and community organizations
Sandra Kaye Windham McPhatter, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at home. She was 60. Read more…

 

 

 

Michael Alan ColeyMichael Alan Coley, 50, known as a top electrician in New Hanover Co.
Michael Alan Coley, of Castle Hayne, died peacefully while holding his mother’s hand on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice after fighting a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer for eight weeks. He was 50. Read more…

 

 

 

Alice D. Dilday JohnsonAlice D. Dilday Johnson, 77, faced down bear and moose, never met a mountain she didn’t want to climb
Alice D. Dilday Johnson died peacefully Aug. 15, 2014, while residing at a residential care facility, New World RCFE, in Poway. She was 77. Read more…

 

 

 

Donald Francis Spriet, 89, US Army Air Corps pilot during WWII
Donald Francis Spriet, of Southport, died Aug. 15, 2014, at Dosher Nursing Center. He was 89. Read more…

Mildred Tyburcyk, 93
Mildred Tyburcyk, of Carolina Shores, died Aug. 15, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

Aug. 18, 2014

Robert "Rob" Mell Tennille, IVRobert “Rob” Mell Tennille, IV, 49, organized annual Masonboro Inlet Sportfishing Tournament
It was “5 o’clock somewhere” when heaven landed one of its finest catches, but not without a fight. Robert “Rob” Mell Tennille, IV took on his next task: teaching the disciples the secrets to landing the Big One. Mr. Tennille died Aug. 14, 2014, at the age of 49. Read more…

 

 

Bruce Earl BramerBruce Earl Bramer, 72, dependable, hard-working and talented draftsman
Bruce Earl Bramer, of Burgaw, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his home. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Marjorie R. Gay, 55
Marjorie R. Gay, of Southport, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick after fighting a long, hard battle with cancer. She was 55. Read more…

Charles Vance Cottle, 81, kind man, small in stature but big in heart
Charles Vance Cottle, of Castle Hayne and formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., died peacefully Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 81. Read more…

Monika W. SuggsMonika W. Suggs, 73, textile worker in the garment industry
Monika W. Suggs, of Wilmington, died Aug. 18, 2014, at the age of 73. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Joanna Lynn James RudkinJoanna Lynn James Rudkin, 54, loved salt-water fishing and interior decorating
Joanna Lynn James Rudkin, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the age of 54. Read more…

 

 

 

Robert Johnson CovingtonRobert Johnson Covington, 84, member of Oak Island Presbyterian Church
Robert Johnson Covington, of Oak Island, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his home. He was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

Rita Marie Bartkus, 54, employed with Walmart in Shallotte
Rita Marie Bartkus, of Supply, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the age of 54. Read more…

Kathleen Chesnutt Griggs, 85, served on various committees at Hampstead UMC
After a full and wonderful life, Kathleen Chesnutt Griggs died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was 85. Read more…

William "Mike" NicholsonWilliam “Mike” Nicholson, 54, tank driver with US Army, worked in nuclear power industry
William “Mike” Nicholson, of Wilmington, died suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the age of 54. Read more…

 

 

 

Janet H. GodwinJanet H. Godwin, 82, 15-year VP for family business, Godwin Concrete
Janet H. Godwin, of Wilmington, died Aug. 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center with her family by her side. She was 82. Read more…

 

 

 

Mildred Elizabeth Rogers BishopMildred Elizabeth Rogers Bishop, 96, a true lady of ‘sterling character’
Mildred Elizabeth Rogers Bishop died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the age of 96. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Angelo Mario ToscanoAngelo Mario Toscano, 74
Angelo Mario Toscano, of Wilmington, died Aug. 15, 2014, at the age of 74. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Gloria Smith Bennett, 86
Gloria Smith Bennett, of Hampstead, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the age of 86. Read more…

James K. LarrickJames K. Larrick, 71
James K. Larrick, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Center in Bolivia. He was 71. Read more…

 

 

 

Ronald Alcabes, 64, retired database administrator with IRS
Ronald Alcabes, of Calabash, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was 64. Read more…

Aug. 17, 2014

Terry Lee DaytonTerry Lee Dayton, 68, father figure remembered for his love of life
Terry Lee Dayton, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 68. Read more…

 

 

 

Aug. 15, 2014

Patrick Keith AndersonPatrick Keith Anderson, 29, Ironman who enjoyed triathlons, marathons and cross-country biking
Patrick Keith Anderson, of Wilmington, died Aug. 15, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 29. Read more…

 

 

 

Sylvia Jean BrownSylvia Jean Brown, 75, contributed 22,551 hours of service to NHRMC
After a sudden and brief illness, Sylvia Jean Brown died peacefully Aug. 14, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice with her family by her side. She was 75. Read more…

 

 

 

Mary Frances Howard Spruill, 93
Mary Frances Howard Spruill, of Wilmington, died Monday Aug. 11, 2014. She was 93. Read more…

Herbert McClammy "Mac" Biddle, Jr.Herbert McClammy “Mac” Biddle, Jr., 88, exemplified strength and character of the ‘greatest generation’
Herbert McClammy “Mac” Biddle, Jr., of Wilmington, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 88. Read more…

 

 

 

Sisson Frederick “Fred” A., Jr., 85, world traveler who served in US Army during Korean War
Sisson Frederick “Fred” A., Jr. died Aug. 4, 2014, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington. He was 85. Read more…

Donald Wayne Haigler, 76
Donald Wayne Haigler, of Sunset Beach, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 76. Read more…

Frances Gloria Beck, 74
Frances Gloria Beck, of Wilmington, died Aug. 8, 2014, at the age of 74. Read more…

Michael JacksonMichael S. Jackson, 53
Michael S. Jackson, of Leland, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 53. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Aug. 14, 2o14

Ruby Dail Peel CrowleyRuby Dail Peel Crowley, 87, saved money weekly to purchase a piano, enjoyed playing it 50 years
Ruby Dail Peel Crowley died in her sleep on Aug. 9, 2014, following a short period of declining heath and a fall. She was 87. Read more..

 

 

 

Clayton Allen CostonClayton Allen Coston, 40
Clayton Allen Coston, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the age of 40. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Timothy Wayne SneedenTimothy Wayne Sneeden, 50, passionate pastor who distributed thousands of gospel tracts
Timothy Wayne Sneeden died Aug. 2, 2014, at his home in San Diego. He was 50. Read more…

 

 

 

Aug. 13, 2014

Johnnye Marie Averitt SeatonJohnnye Marie Averitt Seaton, 95, instrumental in opening first Wilmington day care center for United Cerebral Palsy
Johnnye Marie Averitt Seaton, of Wilmington, died Aug. 12, 2014, at the age of 95. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret M. Marles, 83
Margaret M. Marles, of Wilmington, died Aug. 4, 2014, at the age of 83. Read more…

Androniki Gatgos Scontsas, 95
Androniki Gatgos Scontsas, of Wilmington, died Aug. 13, 2014, at the age of 95. Read more…

Peter D. Zwarg, 66
Peter D. Zwarg, of Wilmington and formerly of Littleton, Colo., died Aug. 12, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center. Read more…

Delight Genevieve Vereen, 81, 50-year Order of the Eastern Star
Delight Genevieve Vereen, of Oak Island, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Dosher Nursing Center. She was 81. Read more…

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