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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.

Oct. 17, 2014

Richard "Richie" Walter Eckard IIRichard ‘Richie’ Walter Eckard II, 52, barber who was loved by many
Richard “Richie” Walter Eckard II, of Wilmington, died Oct. 15, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 52. Read more…

 

 

 

Lois Teel MonzonLois Teel Monzon, 72
Lois Teel Monzon, formerly of Leland, died Oct. 12, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Teresa Lynn Cockfield, 51, lived in ‘real time,’ never rushed moments
Teresa Lynn Cockfield, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was a fighter who bravely fought and won the battle of breast cancer twice, but with sad hearts, we announce her passing. She was 51. Read more…

George O. LancasterGeorge O. Lancaster, 85, 52-year member of Calvary Baptist Church
George O. Lancaster, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

Dora Blanton CadenheadDora Blanton Cadenhead, 76, retired bookkeeper, loved arts, crafts and paintings
Dora Blanton Cadenhead, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

 

 

 

John Charles ‘Jack’ Ohman, 70
John Charles “Jack” Ohman, of Bolivia, died Oct. 14, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was 70. Read more…

Robert W. “Pete” PetersonRobert W. ‘Pete’ Peterson, 65, served with US Army
Robert W. “Pete” Peterson, of Winnabow, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home. He was 65. Read more…

 

 

 

Randy Harris Wilson, 49, The Grapevine Restaurant chef
Randy Harris Wilson, of Calabash, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home. He was 49. Read more…

Oct. 16, 2014

David Quincy FutchDavid Quincy Futch, 61, did everything with gusto, taught others ‘the ways of the turkey’
David Quincy Futch died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 61. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret Helen LeonMargaret Helen Leon, 103
Margaret Helen Leon died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 103. Read more…

 

 

 

Frederick "Red" A. BloomFrederick ‘Red’ A. Bloom, 81
Frederick “Red” A. Bloom, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

 

 

 

Laura Louise Johnson Rivenbark, 74, retired from Brunswick Co. School Child Nutrition Dept.
Laura Louise Johnson Rivenbark, of Bolivia, died Oct. 14, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 74. Read more…

Grace Rowe Hewlett, fulfilled lifelong dream to visit the Holy Land
Grace Rowe Hewlett, of Wilmington, died Oct. 13, 2014. She was at home surrounded by her loving family and dogs, Pogo and Precious, who never left her side during her illness. Read more…

Ethel Meta Feltz, 92
Ethel Meta Feltz, of Wilmington, died Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

Burnell R. Oliver, 65
Burnell R. Oliver, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center at the age of 65. Read more…

Oct. 15, 2014

LeRoy R. Rossell, Jr.LeRoy R. Rossell Jr., 56, 30-year volunteer firefighter, gave time and talents unselfishly
LeRoy R. Rossell Jr., of Burgaw, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the age of 56. Read more…

 

 

 

James W. “Jimmy” StokesJames W. ‘Jimmy’ Stokes, 58
James W. “Jimmy” Stokes died Oct. 13, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 58. Read more…

 

 

 

Carolyn King SharpeCarolyn King Sharpe, 84, 25-year employee with UNCW College of Arts and Sciences
Carolyn King Sharpe, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

Rufus Jackson Yow Jr., 80, worked tirelessly in traffic management field, retired at 75
Rufus Jackson Yow Jr., of Wilmington, died comfortably and peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 80. Read more…

Oct. 14, 2014

Mary Louise (Chambers) Feigel, 91
Mary Louise (Chambers) Feigel, of Wilmington, died Oct. 9, 2014, at the age of 91. Read more…

Mary Frances Robinson, 62
Mary Frances Robinson, of Rocky Point, died Oct. 4, 2014, at the age of 62. Read more…

Carolyn Chadwick, 59
Carolyn Chadwick, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at the age of 59. Read more…

Brian Hobgood
Brian Hobgood, of Wilmington, died Oct. 8, 2014. Read more…

William Edmond ‘Ed’ Billingsley, 82, designed, developed missile systems, including Trident I and II
William Edmond “Ed” Billingsley, of Brunswick Plantation in Calabash, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at his residence. He was 82. Read more…

Mary Delores Criswell, 84, Allstate Insurance Agency underwriter
Mary Delores Criswell, of Sunset Beach, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 84. Read more…

Oct. 13, 2014

Patsy PattersonPatsy Patterson, 77, curator of Japanese Garden at NHC Arboretum
Patsy Patterson, of Wilmington, died from the ravages of cancer on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. She was 77. Read more…

 

 

 

Barbara Burns Viviano, 68, enthusiastic with a strong zest for life
Barbara Burns Viviano, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Oct. 12, 2014, at home after a yearslong battle with cancer and is now in her Heavenly home. She was 68. Read more…

Bill Tucker Smith, 90, kind and humble, champion to his family
Bill Tucker Smith, of Leland, known as “Sweet William” by some, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more….

Nancy Sue Bradshaw Dail, 74, warm heart, gentle spirit, remembered for generous nature
Nancy Sue Bradshaw Dail, of Currie, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at home. She was 74. Read more…

Alan Everett Hale, Sr.Alan Everett Hale Sr., 73, happiest surf fishing, camping and boating
Alan Everett Hale Sr., of Wilmington, died peacefully on Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 73. Read more…

 

 

 

James "Chink" I. Hines, Jr.James ‘Chink’ I. Hines Jr., 83, volunteer policeman, fireman and scout leader
James “Chink” I. Hines Jr. died peacefully on Oct. 10, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was 83. Read more…

 

 

Terry Ann ChidesterTerry Ann Chidester, 69, joy and laughter could rock the weariest soul
Terry Ann Chidester, of Rocky Point, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at her home. She was 69. Read more…

 

 

 

Darlene Ellen Johnson, 71, 30-year employee with CVS Drugs
Darlene Ellen Johnson, of Calabash, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 71. Read more…

Pauline “Paula” ScalamoniPauline ‘Paula’ Scalamoni, 85, loved music, dancing and family
Pauline “Paula” Scalamoni, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Azalea Rehab with her daughter and son by her side. She was 85. Read more…

 

 

Martha Saxton Lambert, 90
Martha Saxton Lambert, formerly a resident of Belle, West Virginia, and Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia. She was 90. Read more…

Ruth Wooten Agee, 81, 15-year employee with Jones Department Store
Ruth Wooten Agee, of Supply, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

Oct. 12, 2014

Pamala "Pamm" DickensPamala “Pamm” Dickens, 53, creative and talented, made beautiful holiday crafts
Pamala “Pamm” Dickens died Oct. 6, 2014, at the age of 53. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Edward Calving Millinor, Jr., 76
Edward Calving Millinor, Jr., of Bolivia, died at home on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

Oct. 10, 2014

Donald Edward Blalock, 86, retired engineer with NC Dept. of Transportation
Donald Edward Blalock, of Scotts Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 86. Read more…

Kesley Carlos Strong, Jr., 19
Kesley Carlos Strong, Jr., of Rocky Point, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, at the age of 19. Read more…

Vite James Zukas, 97, retired cost accountant with Barden Corp.
Vite James Zukas, of Sunset Beach, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab, Shallotte. He was 97. Read more…

Cheryl Ann Capps, 49
Cheryl Ann Capps, of Sneads Ferry, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the age of 49. Read more…

Scott Tague
Scott Tague, of Wilmington, died Oct. 4, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Read more…

Betty Hoyle Nash, 76
Betty Hoyle Nash, of Wilmington, died Oct. 2, 2014, at the age of 76. Read more…

Marion Young WoodcockMarion Young Woodcock, 65
Marion Young Woodcock, of Currie, died Sept. 30, 2014, at the age of 65. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Pastor Gladys Harrison Mosley, 61
Pastor Gladys Harrison Mosley, of Bolivia, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, at the age of 61. Read more…

Jane F. Shaw, 75
Jane F. Shaw, of Wilmington and formerly of Queensbury, N.Y., died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, surrounded by her family at home. She was 75. Read more…

June Maria Stannus, 90 
June Maria Stannus, of Southport, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more…

Oct. 9, 2014

Virginia Saunders Bloomer SmithRemembering Virginia “Ginger” Saunders Bloomer Smith, 87, lived her life on whims of adventure and wild escapades
From her late teens until mid-80s, Virginia “Ginger” Saunders Bloomer Smith spent her life traveling. After graduating high school in North Carolina, she packed her bags, the first of many, and set off for the West Coast. Whether it was a new hobby or a new destination, Mrs. Smith approached the adventure with excitement and left a legacy of love for traveling to her family. Read more…

Mary Catherine Blanchard HorneMary Catherine Blanchard Horne, 92, known for singing ‘You Are My Sunsine’
Mary Catherine Blanchard Horne, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Davis Health Care Center. She was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Patricia “Pat” Loette Helms, 73, member of the Word of Life Christian Fellowship Church
Patricia “Pat” Loette Helms, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 73. Read more…

Lorraine C. Galba, 79
Lorraine C. Galba, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Liberty Commons Nursing Center, at the age of 79. Read more…

Helen Biernat DemetresHelen Biernat Demetres, 81, enjoyed watching hummingbirds, always put family first
Helen Biernat Demetres, of Wilmington, died Oct. 7, 2014, surrounded by family at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 81. Read more…

 

 

 

Charles R. “Dick” ShannonCharles R. “Dick” Shannon, 74, Civil War history buff who collected stamps
Charles R. “Dick” Shannon died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2014, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital, Little River, at the age of 74. Read more…

 

 

Oct. 8, 2014

Mary “Ellen” Miller, 98, member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport
Mary “Ellen” Miller, of Southport, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Carillon Assisted Living Center. She was 98. Read more…

Betty Jane Nobles Kermon, 83
Betty Jane Nobles Kermon, of Wilmington, died Oct. 4, 2014, at the age of 83. The world lost a sweet and beautiful person. Read more…

Austin Lee CashwellAustin Lee Cashwell, 76
Austin Lee Cashwell, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at his home. He was 76. Read more…

 

 

 

Oct. 7, 2014

Carol Gower MoserRemembering Carol Gower Moser, founding member, integral part of Assistance League of Greater Wilmington
Carol Gower Moser was known as welcoming and cheery, a woman who was willing to do anything for the betterment of someone else. When she retired to Wilmington, Mrs. Moser, along with a small group of women, created the committee that would become The Assistance League of Greater Wilmington, an organization that, since its inception as the 119th chapter of Assistance League, has grown to 100 members who serve the community. Read more…

 

Mazie Batts Shepard FoisterMazie Batts Shepard Foister, 87, lifetime member of Middle Sound Advent Christian Church
Mazie Batts Shepard Foister, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at the age of 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Lorraine Kostoff Rowley, 49, compassionate, loving surgical nurse at NHRMC
Lorraine Kostoff Rowley, loving wife, mother, sister and friend, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at the age of 49. Read more…

Angela Peterson Harmon, 40
Angela Peterson Harmon, of Lynchburg, Va. and formerly of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at the age of 40. Read more…

Audrey Maxine McLean, 79
Audrey Maxine McLean, of Wilmington, died Oct. 5, 2014, at the age of 79. Read more…

Wendy Leigh Brigman Wilson, 41
Wendy Leigh Brigman Wilson, of Wilmington, died on Oct. 4, 2014, at the age of 41. Read more…

Ferrell Adams BrowningFerrell Adams Browning, 98, active, devoted member of United Advent Christian Church
Ferrell Adams Browning, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 98. Read more…

 

 

 

John Loraine Cook, Sr., 64, retired subcontractor of ATMC, Shallotte, US Air Force veteran
John Loraine Cook, Sr., of Shallotte, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 64. Read more…

Robert Lee Street, III, infant son
Robert Lee Street, III, infant son, of Shallotte, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Read more…

Martha E. Floyd, 76
Martha E. Floyd, of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 76. Read more…

Meredith Lee TatumMeredith Lee Tatum, 79, thoughtful and generous provider for his family
Meredith Lee Tatum, of Burgaw, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at his home. He was 79. Read more…

 

 

 

Oct. 6, 2014

Hilah White Armstrong DorseyHilah White Armstrong Dorsey, 91, brought joy and happiness with her infectious, bell-like laugh
Hilah White Armstrong Dorsey, of Wilmington, died peacefully Oct. 2, 2014, at Davis Health Care Center after a long illness. She was 91. Members of her family were by her side. Read more…

 

 

 

Bruce Charles RuhnkeBruce Charles Ruhnke, 74, consummate storyteller, entertained with wit and warmth
Bruce Charles Ruhnke, of Hampstead, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 74. Read more…

 

 

 

Harry Lyle Tinnell, 90, left legacy of honor, courage, humor, love, commitment
Harry Lyle Tinnell, of Shallotte, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more…

Gladys Hickman CainesGladys Hickman Caines, 92, member of Railroaders’ Old Timer’s Club
Gladys Hickman Caines, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at The Davis Community, Wilmington. She was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Sue L. BrittSue L. Britt, 89, member of the Gideon’s and Sea Gate Baptist Church
Sue L. Britt, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the age of 89. Read more…

 

 

 

 

John Staitz, Sr.John Staitz, Sr., 85, served with US Army, Air Force in WWII and Vietnam
John Staitz, Sr., of Wilmington, the proud Serbian son of Ivan and Mary of Yugoslavia, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the age of 85. He joined his wife of 50 years, Betty Marie. Read more…

 

 

 

Ruben Manzanarez Esquivel, 36
Ruben Manzanarez Esquivel, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the age of 36. Read more…

Raymond LeVan OrttRaymond LeVan Ortt, 62, had lust for life, inspiration to everyone he knew
Raymond LeVan Ortt, of Hampstead, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his residence. He was 62. Read more…

 

 

 

Richard Barry Hinson, 83
Richard Barry Hinson, of Kure Beach, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Azalea Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was 83. Read more…

Ceasar “Boe” Miles Hardy, Jr., 81
Ceasar “Boe” Miles Hardy, Jr., of Shallotte, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at home. He was 81. Read more…

Delphia Bryant
Delphia Bryant, of Supply, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at home. Read more…

Virginia Saunders Bloomer SmithVirginia Saunders Bloomer Smith, 87, visited 49 states and many foreign countries
Virginia Saunders Bloomer Smith, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 87. Read more…

 

 

 

Joseph Lansing Smith, Sr.Joseph Lansing Smith, Sr., 88, founding member of Lumina Corp., established Dockside Restaurant
Joseph Lansing Smith, Sr., of Wilmington, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 88. Read more…

 

 

 

Jean Ellen Lokenbauer, 79
Jean Ellen Lokenbauer, of Calabash, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, Bolivia. She was 79. Read more…

Oct. 3, 2014

Raymond Leo Barfield, Jr.Raymond Leo Barfield, Jr., 76, retired assistant chief of Simmons Army Air Field Fire Dept.
Raymond Leo Barfield, Jr., of Shallotte, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Hospice House of Brunswick, Bolivia. He was 76. Read more…

 

 

 

Helen Faulk WoodsHelen Faulk Woods, 91, wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and aunt
Helen Faulk Woods, of Wilmington, died peacefully Monday, Sept, 29, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 91. Read more…

 

 

 

Velma Moore McClain, 82
Velma Moore McClain, 82, of Southport, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, at the age of 82. Read more…

Terence Paul Cooke, 70
Terence Paul Cooke, of Carolina Beach, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, at the age 0f 70. Read more…

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