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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.

Nov. 25, 2014

Dr. Bazil Theodore Geckler Jr.Dr. Bazil Theodore Geckler Jr., 93, member of the Calabash American Legion
Dr. Bazil Theodore Geckler Jr., of Ocean Isle Beach, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at SECU Hospice Care Center. He was 93. Read more…

 

 

 

Rev. Clyde Brower Case Jr.Rev. Clyde Brower Case Jr., 91, former Seashore Baptist Church pastor
Rev. Clyde Brower Case Jr. died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Newport. He was 91. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Lillie Carolyn Deaver, 77
Lillie Carolyn Deaver, of Wilmington, died Nov. 24, 2014, at Onslow Memorial Hospital. She was 77. Read more…

William D. Lewis, 68
William D. Lewis, of Wilmington, died Nov. 21, 2014, at the age of 68. Read more…

Toni Marie Winegardner, 58
Toni Marie Winegardner, of Carolina Beach, died Nov. 23, 2014, at her home. She was 58. Read more…

Nov. 24, 2014

Robert Earl Godwin Jr.Remembering Robert ‘BJ’ Earl Godwin Jr., 33, went above and beyond in everything he did
When Walter Hicks was assigned the task of writing the obituary for his brother, Robert Earl Godwin Jr., he knew just one voice wasn’t enough describe the incredible, thoughtful and comically racy person known as “BJ” to most. Mr. Godwin lived a life in just 33 years that most would aim for if they reached the age of 80. His death brought great sorrow to the many, many friends he made, but one thing they all agree on is this: It was better to have loved and lost Mr. Godwin than never to have known him at all. Read more…

Walter Edgar SteinWalter Edgar Stein, 85, MacCumber Terrace’s Homeowner’s Association president
Walter Edgar Stein, of Wilmington and formally of Yorktown, New York, died Nov. 22, 2014, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Myrtle Viola HankeMyrtle Viola Hanke, 92, retired US Navy chief petty officer
Myrtle Viola Hanke, of Supply, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at SECU Brunswick Hospice House. She was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Susan Akers RobinsonSusan Akers Robinson, 73, good dancer, loved to Jitterbug
Susan Akers Robinson, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 73. Read more…

 

 

 

Carolyn Jeanette Caddell Evans, 73, filled home with love, sunshine, good cooking
Carolyn Jeanette Caddell Evans, of Rocky Point, died gently Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 73. Read more…

Junita Locklear Johnson, 80, left a legacy of courage, love and faith
Junita Locklear Johnson, of Burgaw, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 80. Read more…

Donald Barry DudleyDonald Barry Dudley, 71, held career in food distribution sales, food stores
Donald Barry Dudley, of Rocky Point, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the age of 71. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Marie Steele, 70, lifelong lover of people, pets and a good laugh
Kathleen Marie Steele, of Caswell Beach, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 70. Read more…

Mack Lloyd MooreMack Lloyd Moore, 59, made friends with outgoing personality, laid-back style
Mack Lloyd Moore, of Carolina Beach, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the age of 59. Read more…

 

 

 

Richard Cassidy DardenRichard Cassidy Darden, 59, cherished his friendships, remembered as wonderful
Richard Cassidy Darden, of Hampstead, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the age of 59. Read more…

 

 

 

Jane Fryman ThompsonJane Fryman Thompson, 80, remembered for her laughter and wit
Jane Fryman Thompson died Nov. 20, 2014, joining her beloved husband, Alton Thompson Jr, in heaven on his day of birth. She was 80. Read more…

 

 

 

William McDermott Shaw, 88, certified ‘master gardener’ with chemical engineering degree
William McDermott Shaw, of Wilmington, died Nov. 20, 2014, at the age of 88. Read more…

Dollie S. Gardner, 58
Dollie S. Gardner, of Supply, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at home. She was 58. Read more…

Nov. 21, 2014

Leona Carter Wrenn, 83, known for incredible sense of style, decorating abilities
Leona Carter Wrenn, of Wilmington, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. She was 83. Read more…

Walter Graham BarnhillWalter Graham Barnhill, 86, 50-year member of Winter Park Baptist Church
Walter Graham Barnhill, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at his home. He was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

Sonya A. Culler, 68
Sonya A. Culler, formerly of Wilmington, died Nov. 12, 2014, in Las Vagas. She was 68. Read more…

Thomas Leroy Robinson, 32
Thomas Leroy Robinson, of Wilmington, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 32. Read more…

Helen Lillian Leloudis HendersonHelen Lillian Leloudis Henderson, 96, her family’s ‘pillar of strength’
Helen Lillian Leloudis Henderson died quietly Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the age of 96. Read more…

 

 

 

Kathy Ellen Stickney, 54
Kathy Ellen Stickney, of Wilmington, died Nov. 18, 2014, at the age of 54. Read more…

Juan S. Gomez, 61
Juan S. Gomez, of Pender County, died Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 61. Read more…

Timothy Ross Hinnant, 57
Timothy Ross Hinnant, of Pender County, died Nov. 3, 2014, at the age of 57. Read more…

Nov. 20, 2014

Elizabeth Ann CrosnoeElizabeth Ann Crosnoe, 27, gave countless hours to rescued animal care
Elizabeth Ann Crosnoe, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at the age of 27. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Robert "Butch" Bruce Herring Jr.Robert ‘Butch’ Bruce Herring Jr., 64, member of Washington Hunting Club of Pender Co.
Robert “Butch” Bruce Herring Jr. of Wilmington, died peacefully but unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his home. He was 64. Read more…

 

 

 

Rev. PD Midgett III, 91, received key to Southport for service to others
Rev. PD Midgett III, of Southport, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was 91. Read more…

Mary Lou Bell, 64, longtime Carolina Beach resident
Mary Lou Bell died Nov. 18, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was 64. Read more…

Lois Gertrue Evans, 75, enjoyed ‘wheeling and dealing’
Lois Gertrue Evans, of Supply, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at her home. She was 75. Read more…

“Ms. Anne” Hirchak‘Ms. Anne’ Hirchak, 76, believed true happiness came from love, laughter
“Ms. Anne” Hirchak, prone to taking a fiddle, laughing and uncontrollable giggling, quietly and peacefully died Nov. 18, 2014. She was 76. Read more…

 

 

 

Audrey Robinson, 80
Audrey Robinson, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Autumn Care. She was 80. Read more…

William Charles Troetti, 69
William Charles Troetti, of Bolivia, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his residence. He was 69. Read more…

Cmdr. Robert M. Terry, 85, part of first Navy SEAL/UDT Team
Cmdr. Robert M. Terry (Ret.), of Caswell Beach, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Dosher Memorial Hospital. He was 85. Read more…

Vito Brigida, 91
Vito Brigida, of Wilmington, died Nov. 13, 2014, at the age of 91. Read more…

Beverly Gartman, 40
Beverly Gartman, of Wilmington, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 40. Read more…

Jim Pat Mott, 85
Jim Pat Mott, of Wilmington, died Nov. 18, 2014, at the age of 85. Read more…

Sophie Relich Holbrook, 87
Sophie Relich Holbrook, of Southport, died Nov. 17, 2014, at the age of 87. Read more…

Nov. 19, 2014

William "Pop" Ross WestWilliam ‘Pop’ Ross West, 85, NC Inspection Center, Wilmington, owner/operator
William “Pop” Ross West, of Wilmington, died peacefully Nov. 17, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Richard Edward Reiher, 75, St. James Fire Dept. founding member, captain
Richard Edward Reiher, of St. James, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was 75. Read more…

W. L. SmithW. L. Smith, 87, mentor, volunteer with Wounded Warriors during retirement
W. L. Smith, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the age of 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Patricia Ann CarneyPatricia Ann Carney, 78, habilitation specialist, worked with disabled adults
Patricia Ann Carney, of Wilmington, died at her home on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the age of 78. Read more…

 

 

 

Jared Daniel Livermore, 24
Jared Daniel Livermore, of Wilmington, died Nov. 12, 2014, at the age of 24. Read more…

Hollie Lee Daniels, 53
Hollie Lee Daniels, of Longwood, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at home at the age of 53. Read more…

Harold Edward Arnold, 81
Harold Edward Arnold, of Wilmington, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

Nov. 18, 2014

Amber Rose Lape, infant daughter
Amber Rose Lape, infant daughter of Richard Evans Lape and Gretchen Elaine Lape of Sneads Ferry, died Nov. 15, 2014. Read more…

Janet Irena YaggiJanet Irena Yaggi, 90, accomplished oil, watercolor artist, extraordinary cook
Janet Irena Yaggi, of Wilmington, died peacefully at her residence Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Judy K. JamesJudy K. James, 58, member of Cross To Crown Worship Center in Leland
Judy K. James, of Leland, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at the age of 58. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Nov. 17, 2014

Charles E. Terhune, 84, painted, carved coastal and wildlife Carolina scenes
Charles E. Terhune, of Southport, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, of natural causes in Southport where he had retired 22 years ago. He was 84. Read more…

Ian Ker LambertonIan Ker Lamberton, 97, remembered for dry humor, unflagging energy
Ian Ker Lamberton, a Wilmington resident since 1984, died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Nov. 14, 2014. He was 97. Read more…

 

 

 

James Edward TysonJames Edward Tyson, 98, remembered as a hero whose life was ‘anything but wasted’
James Edward Tyson, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Trinity Grove Lutheran Home. He was 98. Read more…

 

 

 

Lt. Cpl. Michael Anand SomaruLt. Cpl. Michael Anand Somaru, 21, enjoyed the ocean, walking on the beach
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Cpl. Michael Anand Somaru, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the age of 21. Read more…

 

 

 

Margie Millis DeBoseMargie Millis DeBose, 81, deep love for family guided her strong will
Margie Millis DeBose, of Wilmington, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Azalea Health and Rehab. She was 81. Read more…

 

 

 

Florence J. StefanFlorence J. Stefan, 88, served with pride, honor, distinction as USMC drill instructor
Florence J. Stefan, of Leland, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 88. Read more…

 

 

 

Dosha Elizabeth King, 71, affectionately known as ‘mama’ to many children
Dosha Elizabeth King, of Bolivia, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, Bolivia. She was 71. Read more…

Ola RogersOla Rogers, developed many friendships over 50 years as Avon representative
Ola Rogers died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She stepped peacefully from this world into heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Read more…

 

 

 

Shelton McMullan Tucker, 97, former, longtime Sunset Beach mayor
Shelton McMullan Tucker, a resident of the Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach area of Brunswick County, died Nov. 14, 2014, at Davis Health Care Center. He was 97. Read more…

Dyrell Wayne Eddy, 47
Dyrell Wayne Eddy, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Nov, 15, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 47. Read more…

Harold Edward Arnold, 81
Harold Edward Arnold, of Wilmington, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

Frederick G. "Jerry" MilneFrederick G. ‘Jerry’ Milne, talented craftsman, always offered helping hand
Frederick G. “Jerry” Milne, of Hampstead, died peacefully Nov. 13, 2014, at NHRMC with his family by his side. Read more…

 

 

 

First Sgt. Courtney J. Butts Jr., 66
First Sgt. Courtney J. Butts Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), of Wilmington, died Nov. 15, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 66. Read more…

Bonita “Bonnie” Peeters TuscanyBonita ‘Bonnie’ Peeters Tuscany, 67, teacher who inspired
Bonita “Bonnie” Peeters Tuscany, of Leland, died Friday Nov. 14, 2014, with her son and second family by her side. She was 67. Read more…

 

 

 

Nov. 16, 2014

Evelyn Galloway TeagueEvelyn Galloway Teague, 90, remembered as the ‘quintessential mother’
Evelyn Galloway Teague, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She was 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Lillie Mae Wilson BakerLillie Mae Wilson Baker, 92, remembered for thoughtfulness, gentle spirit
Lillie Mae Wilson Baker, of Rocky Point, died peacefully at her home early Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Nov. 14, 2014

Brian Keith EdwardsBrian Keith Edwards, 42, generous, kind, thought of others before himself
Brian Keith Edwards, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at his home. He was 42. Read more…

 

 

 

Roger McIninch, 72
Roger McIninch, of Burgaw, died Nov, 10, 2014, at home. He was 72. Read more…

Donna Pendergrass, 51
Donna Pendergrass, of Wilmington, died Nov. 9, 2014, at the age of 51. Read more…

Harold Frederick Toleman Jr., 92
Harold Frederick Toleman Jr., of Wilmington, died Nov. 10, 2014, at his residence. He was 92. Read more…

Nov. 13, 2014

Rita Lenora Shaw, 57, compassionate, known as ‘the neighborhood mom’
Rita Lenora Shaw, of Rocky Point, died Nov. 8, 2014, at the age of 57. Read more…

John "Johnny" Blake Jr.John ‘Johnny’ Blake Jr., 66
John “Johnny” Blake Jr., of Wilmington, died Nov. 10, 2014, at the age of 66. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Doris Rose Groves, 91
Doris Rose Groves, of Leland, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 91. Read more…

Nov. 12, 2014

Joyce Memory Norment MarettJoyce Memory Norment Marett, 84, Office Showcase in Wilmington retiree
Joyce Memory Norment Marett died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

Janet Eyler, 72, nicknamed ‘Smiler’ since she always seemed to be smiling
Janet Eyler, of Oak Island, died Nov. 8, 2014. at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 72. Read more…

Betty Ann Brownie, 60
Betty Ann Brownie, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at her home. She was 60. Read more…

Daris Young Chasas, 94
Daris Young Chasas, of Hampstead, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 94. Read more…

John ‘Jack’ Derolf Grigsby, 84
John “Jack” Derolf Grigsby, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 84. Read more…

Ralph Franklin Mason, 79, served in US Air Force with pride
Ralph Franklin Mason, of Wilmington, died Nov. 9, 2014, at the age of 79. Read more…

Nov. 11, 2014

Richard Edward Sisson, 44, professional hair stylist, collected Marilyn Monroe memorabilia
Richard Edward Sisson, of Rocky Point, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at his home. He was 44. Read more…

Charlie Douglas Hill, 71
Charlie Douglas Hill, of Shallotte, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at home. He was 71. Read more…

Vertillee S. Bennett, 93, former owner of Captain Harry’s Bait and Tackle Shop
Vertillee S. Bennett, of Calabash, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

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