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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.

April 16, 2014

Arthur "Art" W. BrownellArthur “Art” W. Brownell, 79, focused on preserving the environment and was happiest with a fly rod in his hand
Arthur “Art” W. Brownell, of Wilmington, died Sunday, April 13, at Davis Healthcare. He was 79. Read More…

 

Chloe Marie EdensChloe Marie Edens, infant
Chloe Marie Edens, died April 16, 2014, in Wilmington after losing her battle with a very rare disorder called CDG. She was 5 months old. Read More…

 

 

Teresa Marie Barnes, 49, full of life, always smiling and enjoyed helping others
Teresa Marie Barnes, of Hampstead, died unexpectedly Monday, April 14, 2014, at home. She was 49. Read More…

Lottie Ruth Richardson, 98, inspiration to all who had the pleasure of meeting her
Lottie Ruth Richardson, of Bolivia, died peacefully at her home April 14, 2014, at the age of 98. Read More…

April 15, 2014

Alexander Lee Newsome, 11
Alexander Lee Newsome, of Wilmington, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the age of 11. Read More…

Georgette BahouthGeorgette Bahouth, 82, remembered for her authentic Lebanese culinary expertise, recipes used at Sahara Restaurant
Georgette Bahouth, of Wilmington, died peacefully Monday, April 14, 2014, at home. She was 82. Read More…

 

 

Bobbie Sprouse Brock, 72, former owner and operator of Four Oaks Garden Center, Southport
Bobbie Sprouse Brock, of Southport, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home. She was 72. Read More…

Maynard Paul ThomasMaynard Paul Thomas, 67, U.S. Navy veteran and Phillip Morris Corporation retiree
Maynard Paul Thomas, of Hampstead, died April 13, 2014, at the age of 67. Read More…

 

 

 

Lyda Mary Hundley, 93
Lyda Mary Hundley, of Shallotte, died April 12, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 93. Read More…

Cecile Lee Weaver, 83, woman of conviction with great strength and honor
Cecile Lee Weaver, of Castle Hayne, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at the age of 83. Read More…

Iris Gail McGee, 64
Iris Gail McGee, of Shallotte, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 64. Read More….

Jeffrey Ward Kelly, 48, industrial electrician who enjoyed all beach activities and spending times with his dogs
Jeffrey Ward Kelly, of Wilmington, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at the age of 48. Read More…

Mark Brian HambyMark Brian Hamby, 51
Mark Brian Hamby, of Wilmington, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at his residence, He was 51. Read More…

 

 

 

Doris Davis Anderson, 71
Doris Davis Anderson, of Concord and formerly of Leland, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center, NE, at the age of 71. Read More…

Christopher Paul Slater, 33
Christopher Paul Slater, of Castle Hayne, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 33. Read More…

Louise Elizabeth Ellerbee BryantLouise Elizabeth Ellerbee Bryant, 90
Louise Elizabeth Ellerbee Bryant, of Bolivia, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Autumn Care of Shallotte, at the age of 90. Read More…

 

 

Alma Jane Clay Pellom, 89
Alma Jane Clay Pellom, of the Maco Community, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at NHRMC. She was 89. Read More…

Alfred Wade, Sr.Alfred Wade, Sr., 91
Alfred Wade, Sr., of the Seabreeze Community, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Autumn Care of Mrytle Grove. He was 91. Read More…

 

 

Margaret Williams Dail, 86
Margaret Williams Dail, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her home. She was 86. Read More…

Dolphus Lee “Bobby” Bryant, 64
Dolphus Lee “Bobby” Bryant, of Supply, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, after an extended illness. He was 64. Read More…

James “Sammy” Galloway, Jr., 81
James “Sammy” Galloway, Jr., of Supply, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He was 81. Read More…

April 14, 2014

Susan Elizabeth Williams, 48, proud mother of four with a passion for caring for rescued cats
Susan Elizabeth Williams, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia. She was 48. Read More…

Nancy Spann Roberts, 85, spent her retirement years playing golf and painting
Nancy Spann Roberts, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her home. She was 85. Read More…

Theodore J. KurtzTheodore J. Kurtz, 89, Eucharistic and Camillus minister at St. Mark’s who exemplified honor, duty and country 
Theodore J. Kurtz, of Wilmington, died April 11, 2014, at the age of 89. Read More…

 

 

Glenn Hufham PetersenGlenn Hufham Petersen, 84, outstanding homemaker and military wife who married her high school sweetheart
Glenn Hufham Petersen, of Wilmington, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her home. She was 84. Read More…

 

 

Marjorie Helen TurnerMarjorie “Margie” Helen Turner, 74, left a legacy of courage, faith, love and compassion
Marjorie “Margie” Helen Turner, of Burgaw, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the age of 74. Read More…

 

 

Evelyn Jean Sessi, 80
Evelyn Jean Sessi, of Calabash, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She was 80. Read More…

Robert James “Bob” Cozzi, 78, received a lifetime achievement award for work with senior citizens in Brunswick Co.
Robert James “Bob” Cozzi, of Shallotte and formerly Westfield, N.J., died peacefully April 11, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 78. Read More…

Louise Elizabeth Ellerby Bryant, 90
Louise Elizabeth Ellerby Bryant, of Bolivia, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Autumn Care of Shallotte. She was 90. Read More…

Martha Jane Irving, 85
Martha Jane Irving, of Wilmington, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 85. Read More…

April 13, 2014

Joyce Ann ShraderJoyce Ann Shrader, 61, gave her home and love to foster children for seven years
Joyce Ann Shrader, of Atkinson, died peacefully Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home, surrounded with love by her family. She was 61. Read More…

 

 

Joseph Christopher Stone, 64, best known as the go-to ‘waterman’ for his daily catches-turned-feasts by the grill
Joseph Christopher Stone, consummate fisherman, sailor, builder and supporter of all things Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, died at home Thursday, April 10, 2014, after a brief illness. He was 64. Read More…

Grady Carlton BlackmonGrady Carlton Blackmon, 82, dedicated member and past deacon of Freedom Baptist Church
Grady Carlton Blackmon, of Wilmington, died Friday April 11, 2014, after an extended illness. He was 82. Read More…

 

 

April 11, 2014

WStanleyWhitemanStanley Jerome Whiteman, 100, had adventures abroad with his family
Stanley Jerome Whiteman of Wilmington, NC and formerly of Williamstown, Massachusetts, passed peacefully April 11 surrounded by family. He was 100 years old. Mr. Whiteman was born February 8, 1914…Read More…

 

 

WTennieHiltonTennie Davis Hilton, 91, partnered with her husband in ministry
Tennie Davis Hilton, 91, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. The family will be greeting friends in the Fellowship Hall at Myrtle Grove…Read More…
WDavidGriffinDavid Griffin, 64, whose children’s friends called him ‘Papa Dave’
David Griffin, of Wallace and affectionately known as “Papa Dave” to all his children’s friends, left his weary, earthly body behind and joined his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on…Read More…

 

 

Violet Fisher Collins, 89, loved crossword puzzles
Violet Fisher Collins, of Carolina Beach and Bald Head Island, passed away at sunrise on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Universal Health Care in Bolivia, NC. She was 89. Read More…

WWilliamLewisWilliam Washington Lewis, III, owned Cut-Rite Concrete Cutting
William Washington Lewis III, known as Bill (and Pepa), passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Kure Beach, NC. He was 62. Read More…

 

 

April 10, 2014

Rochester Salter, 58
Rochester Salter, of Wilmington, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at home, at the age of 58. Read More…

Robert H. JohnsonRobert H. Johnson, Jr., 89, from a family with NC roots since 1680 and retired from National Weather Service
Robert H. Johnson, Jr., of Wilmington, died peacefully April 8, 2014, at the age of 89. Read More…

 

 

 

Sheilah Mae Harrell, 62, had a deep love and connection to the beach, ocean and all sea life
Sheilah Mae Harrell, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice Life Care Center, Bolivia. She was 62. Read More…

Macon Douglas Holloway, 76, taught at West Lenoir Elementary School over 30 years
Macon Douglas Holloway, of Wilmington, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the age of 76. Read More…

Chief Warrant Officer 4, Marion “Charlie” Parker, 77, 30-year military career with hands that could build and repair anything
Chief Warrant Officer 4, Marion “Charlie” Parker, U.S. Coast Guard, Ret., of Wilmington, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice followed a long and difficult battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 77. Read More…

Garry Wyane Flesher, 59, employed with GE over 22 years
Garry Wyane Flesher, of Castle Hayne, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Wilmington Health and Rehabilitation. He was 59. Read More…

April 9, 2014

Nicholas Thomas TaylorNicholas Thomas Taylor, 18
Nicholas Thomas Taylor, of Wilmington, died April 8, 2014, at the age of 18. Read More…

 

 

 

Frances Flora Simmons, 88, member of St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound Episcopal Church
Frances Flora Simmons, of Wilmington, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Wilmington Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was 88. Read More…

Flora Mae Vann SebeckFlora Mae Vann Sebeck, 84, LPN at Davis Health Care who loved crafts, flowers and cooking
Flora Mae Vann Sebeck, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Davis Health Care Center. She was 84. Read More…

 

 

 

Sandra Dee GauseSandra Dee Gause, 40
Sandra Dee Gause, of Leland, died April 9, 2014, at her residence. She was 40. Read More…

 

 

 

Daniel E. Canady, 66
Daniel E. Canady, of Wilmington, died April 7, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 66. Read More…

Linda Shuford NewtonLinda Shuford Newton, 72, hobbyist historian with the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society
Linda Shuford Newton, of Wilmington, died April 8, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center-Pineville, in Charlotte. She was 72. Read More…

 

 

April 8, 2014

Silas Nelson Oller, 17, sophomore at West Brunswick High School
Silas Nelson Oller, of Sunset Beach, died Sunday April 6, 2014, at the age of 17. Read More…

Edith Marie Arnone FullwoodEdith Marie Arnone Fullwood, 79, local medical lab supervisor who loved watching football and reading
Edith Marie Arnone Fullwood, of Southport, died April 3, 2014, at the age of 79. Read More…

 

 

Barbara Ann GreimBarbara Ann Greim, Ph.D., 71, retired 31-year UNCW teacher who established Dept. of Computer Science
Barbara Ann Greim, Ph.D., of Wilmington, died peacefully Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the age of 71. Read More…

 

 

April 7, 2014

Kevin McMillian Bell, 55, founder, owner and operator of Bell’s Supply Inc. who suggested Oak Island’s name
Kevin McMillian Bell, of Oak Island, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home. He was 55. Read More…

Phyllis Long ToddPhyllis Long Todd, 76, member of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church
Phyllis Long Todd, of the Hickman’s Crossroads Community, died Sunday April 6, 2014, at Raleigh Duke Hospital. She was 76. Read More…

 

Harold Lee Austin, Sr., 79, retired police officer with Thomasville Police Department
Harold Lee Austin, Sr., of Supply and formerly of Thomasville, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Medical University of South Carolina. He was 79. Read More…

Janet Slovak Hall, 68, member of the Ocean Ridge Plantation Quilting Group and Ladies Golf Association
Janet Slovak Hall, of Ocean Isle Beach and Coram, N.Y., died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 68. Read More…

Betsy G. Blue, 70
Betsy G. Blue, of Castle Hayne, died March 29, 2014, at Brunswick Cove Living Center. She was 70. Read More…

Edgar Lee Pope, 91
Edgar Lee Pope, of Burgaw, died Friday April 4, 2014, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center. He was 91. Read More…

John Alan JoynerJohn Alan Joyner, 62, respected Apex Oil Terminal manager who spent his life by the Cape Fear River
John Alan Joyner, of Wilmington, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at his residence. He was 62. Read More…

 

 

Virginia Smith Sheppard KirkumVirginia Smith Sheppard Kirkum, 88, longtime member of Long Leaf Baptist Church
Virginia Smith Sheppard Kirkum died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington. She was 88. Read More…

 

 

 

Donna Sue Harrington, 54
Donna Sue Harrington, of Wilmington, died April 2, 2014, at her residence. She was 54. Read More…

April 6, 2014

Hugh Hardaway, 85, forced into hiding in Kuwait during 1990 Iraq invasion, who recounted adventure on CBS
Hugh Hardaway, born in Dillon, S.C. on New Year’s Day in 1929, died quietly Friday, April 4, 2014. He was 85. Read More…

Mary BarefootMary Lou Lavenia “Vennie” Wilkins Barefoot, 86, known for her good cooking and years of quilting
Mary Lou Lavenia “Vennie” Wilkins Barefoot, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on April 4, 2014. She was 86. Read More…

 

 

Helen Duckett, 80
Helen Duckett, of Hampstead, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 80. Read More…

Arlene Davis StanleyArlene Davis Stanley, 71
Arlene Davis Stanley, 71, of Longwood, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. She was 71. Read More…

 

 

 

April 4, 2014

Jesse Dwayne MasonJesse Dwayne Mason, 22, competitive fox hunter and devoted dad who had a contagious smile
Jesse Dwayne Mason, of Winnabow, died April 2, 2014, at the age of 22. Read More…

 

Nancy Carolyn Horner HulinNancy Carolyn Horner Hulin, 87, 20-year employee with NHRMC who ended every conversation with “I love you”
Nancy Carolyn Horner Hulin, of Carolina Beach and previously of Sanford, died April 3, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice from complications following a stroke. She was 87. Read More…

 

 

Richard Allen WilliamsRichard Allen Williams, 78, lifelong truck driver who was a strong provider for his family
Richard Allen Williams, of Wilmington, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 78. Read More…

 

 

Mark Eric Mason, 69, always generous with his time and talents to friends and neighbors
Mark Eric Mason, of Bolivia, died April 2, 2014, at the age of 69. Read More…

Vivian M. RobertsVivian M. Roberts, NHRMC retiree and longtime member of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church
Vivian M. Roberts, of Wilmington, died peacefully April 2, 2014. Read More…

 

 

 

Paul Willard Kesling, 82
Paul Willard Kesling, of Wilmington, died April 1, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 82. Read More…

Glenda Sue Henry BordeauxGlenda Sue Henry Bordeaux, example of love and compassion will live on through lives she touched
Glenda Sue Henry Bordeaux, of Carolina Beach, died April 1, 2014. Read More…

 

 

 

Michael William Christopher HarlandMichael William Christopher Harland, 36, overcame medical setbacks with an extraordinary spirit, work ethic and drive
As a result of a coronary incident, Michael William Christopher Harland, affectionately known as “Mike” and “Mikey,” died March 28, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 36. Read More…

 

 

April 3, 2014

William John Dempsey, 80, retired deputy district director of U.S. Border Patrol in Maine
William John Dempsey, of Southport, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Dosher Nursing Center in Southport. He was 80. Read More…

Roman Gene Sherfinski, 81, biologist and champion cribbage player who loved to play poker
Roman Gene Sherfinski, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was 81. Read More…

Charles Henry Dowe, 86
Charles Henry Dowe, of Wilmington, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Wilmington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 86. Read More…

Patricia Katherine McVeigh, 82, member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport
Patricia Katherine McVeigh, of Southport, died Wednesday, April 3, 2014, at Dosher Memorial Hospital. She was 82. Read More…

Olga Edwards Messer, 64
Olga Edwards Messer, of Supply, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at SECU Brunswick Hospice House. She was 64. Read More…

April 2, 2014

Joseph Franklin Kisch, Jr., 68, owner and operator of Joe Kisch & Sons who made cabinets and designed kitchens
Joseph Franklin Kisch, Jr., of Supply and formerly of Stirling, N.J., died Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home. He was 68. Read More…

Gilbert Hoover Hahn, 84
Gilbert Hoover Hahn, of Sunset Beach and formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia. He was 84. Read More…

James “Jimmy” Martin, 72
James “Jimmy” Martin, of Brunswick County, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his home. He was 72. Read More…

Mary Jane Floyd, 64
Mary Jane Floyd, of Calabash, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 64. Read More…

Jerry Wayne Benton, 50
Jerry Wayne Benton, of Supply, died April 1, 2014, at the age of 50. Read More…

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