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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. 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…

Nov. 10, 2014

Hugo A. DuarteHugo A. Duarte, 59, musician who worked with Jimmy Buffett, ‘Fingers’ Taylor
Beloved singer songwriter musician Hugo A. Duarte, of the Wilmington area, died peacefully, surrounded by his family into the hands of the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2014. He was 59. Read more…

 

 

 

Walter WillettsWalter Willetts, 89, 55-year owner/operator of Willetts Heating and Air
Walter Willetts, of Wilmington and formerly of Supply, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 89. Read more…

 

 

 

Maureen Kathryn VearMaureen Kathryn Vear, 74, enjoyed many walks on the beach, leisurely days
Maureen Kathryn Vear died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at her home in Topsail Beach with her loving family around her. She was 74. Read more…

 

 

 

Joseph William Meo, 97, recognized WWII honoree in Washington
Joseph William Meo, of Carolina Shores, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, Bolivia. He was 97. Read more…

Rev. Dr. David Lee MorganRev. Dr. David Lee Morgan, 72, missionary in Kenya, East Africa, Grenada
Rev. Dr. David Lee Morgan, of Wilmington, died Nov. 7, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Hospital. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Eileen Schmucker Sunder
Eileen Schmucker Sunder, of Southport, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Mobile, Alabama. Read more…

Todd Winfield Vanhook, 20
Todd Winfield Vanhook, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at the age of 20. Read more…

Monkeel ‘Gig’ Sansbury, 34
Monkeel “Gig” Sansbury, of Wilmington, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the age of 34. Read more…

Erma Jean Urista SteinerErma Jean Urista Steiner, 92, remembered for endless love and care giving
Erma Jean Urista Steiner, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Nov. 7, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret Bellamy Alexius, 95, was a club champion at Cape Fear Country Club
Margaret Bellamy Alexius, of Wilmington, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at the age of 95. Read more…

Michael Joseph PavlovichMichael Joseph Pavlovich, 61, true outdoorsman, pillar in scouting community
Michael Joseph Pavlovich, of Wilmington, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was 61. Read more…

 

 

 

Carol Eloise Gudim ConnCarol Eloise Gudim Conn, 96, 34-year Ecuador missionary translated Bible to Quechua
Carol Eloise Gudim Conn, of Southport, died Nov. 7, 2014, at the age of 96. Read more…

 

 

 

Edwina Lynn Ehrhart, 63
Edwina Lynn Ehrhart, of Wilmington, died Sept. 21, 2014, at the age of 63. Read more…

David Jerome Hill, 41
David Jerome Hill, of Brunswick Cove, died Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 41. Read more…

David Charles Smallwood, 46
David Charles Smallwood, of Wilmington, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at the age of 46. Read more…

Patricia L. Brooks, 77
Patricia L. Brooks, of Wilmington, died Nov. 3, 2014, at the age of 77. Read more…

Stuart Norman Short, 53, fun-loving, honorable and respectful
Stuart Norman Short died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 53. Read more…

Cynthia Farmer ShumateCynthia Farmer Shumate, 49, retired Brunswick Co. Tax Office employee
Cynthia Farmer Shumate, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Nov. 6, 2014, at SECU Hospice House. She was 49. Read more…

 

 

 

Nov. 7, 2014

Anne Marie Barefoot, 81, ‘half donut, half cinnamon bun’ who loved her family
Anne Marie (nee, Carzon) Barefoot, of Boiling Spring Lakes, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, Bolivia, North Carolina. She was 81. Read more…

James Dolphus (J.D.) Johnson, 88, baseball and harmonica enthusiast
James Dolphus (J.D.) Johnson, 88, passed from this life on Thursday, November 6 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter. Read more…

PCD-MargaretHuffmanMargaret Elizabeth Page Huffman, 87, possessed extraordinary kindness
Mrs. Huffman, 87, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014, in Hospice care at the Davis Health Care Center. She was in the company of her loving family. Read more…

 

 

 

John “Mick” Michael Brekke
John “Mick” Michael Brekke, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center. Read more…

Yogesh Ramanilal Shah, 63
Yogesh Ramanilal Shah 63, of Rocky Point died Friday, November 7, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. Read more…

Carolyn Jones Wilson, 56
Carolyn Jones Wilson, 56, of Wilmington, North Carolina died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Read more…

George Dallas Flynn Jr., 90, hard worker who owned Flynn’s Hardware Store
George Dallas Flynn, Jr. 90, of Atkinson passed peacefully from his earthly life on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. Read more…

Nov. 6, 2014

PCD-MurielBennettMaggie Muriel Ward Bennett, 94, member of New Life Baptist Church
Maggie Muriel Ward Bennett, 94, of Ash, has gone to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Read more…

 

 

 

 

David De Witt Hart, 77, Navy veteran who retired from federal government
David De Witt Hart, 77, of Calabash, formerly of Alexandria, Virginia, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Read more …

PCD-LTC-ReeseLt. Col. Kenneth “Ken” Duane Reese, (US Army-Ret), 80, enjoyed retirement
Lt. Col. Kenneth “Ken” Duane Reese, (US Army Retired), 80, of St. James, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Read more…

 

 

 

PCD-TogTorgersonThorveld “Tog” Torgerson, 84, entered U.S. Army at 16, retired as a colonel
Having lived 84 fulfilling years Thorveld “Tog” Torgersen went to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Read more…

 

 

 

PCD-StuartShortStuart Norman Short, 53, fun-loving and generous
Stuart Norman Short, 53, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Read more…

 

 

 

PCD-VivianHancockHallVivian Hancock Hall, 74, loving mother and grandmother
Vivian Hancock Hall, 74, of Wilmington passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at home. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Jerry Ronald McDonald Jr., 51
Jerry Ronald McDonald Jr., of Hampstead, passed away November 4, 2014. He was 51. Read more…

PCD-AndrewClementsLongAndrew Clements Long, 27, life was filled with love, fun and adventures
Andrew Clements Long, 27, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, formerly of Conesus Lake, New York, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Read more…

 

 

Ned M. Crowell, 81
Ned M. Crowell, 81, passed away on June 19, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Read more…

 

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