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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.

July 29, 2014

Mattie "Lou" Crumpler HinnantMattie “Lou” Crumpler Hinnant, 82, 40-year bowler inducted into WBA Hall of Fame in 1992
Mattie “Lou” Crumpler Hinnant died Sundaym July 27,2014, at Carolina Beach. She was 82. Read more…

 

 

 

Deborah Saunders Sikes, 58
Deborah Saunders Sikes, of Leland, died July 27, 2014. at the age of 58. Read more…

Gladys Baldwin, 89, graphic artist who became a dedicated mother and housewife
Gladys Baldwin, of Southport, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the age of 89. Read more…

Margaret “June” Brannan, 71
Margaret “June” Brannan, of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the age of 71. Read more…

Kenneth Ray Byrd, 61
Kenneth Ray Byrd, of Wilmington, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Read more…

Joseph Palumbo, 77
Joseph Palumbo, of Wilmington, died July 24, 2014, at the age of 77. Read more…

Doris E. Graban, 92
Doris E. Graban, of Wilmington, died July 23, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

July 28, 2014

Mildred Cherry HoldenMildred Cherry Holden, 89, retired public school teacher who spent most of her life in Holden Beach
Mildred Cherry Holden, of Supply, died July 26, 2014, at the age of 89. Read more…

 

 

 

Annie Ruth Dillon BarnesAnnie Ruth Dillon Barnes, 86, exceptional friend remembered for her love of life and compassionate heart
Annie Ruth Dillon Barnes, of Wilmington, died peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the age of 86. She lived a long and blessed life and was loved by everyone who knew her. Read more…

 

 

 

Dorothy "Dottie" Dickerson PetersDorothy “Dottie” Dickerson Peters, 70, educator who enjoyed finding the hidden treasures of the south
Dorothy “Dottie” Dickerson Peters, always a kind, giving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, friend and teacher, died July 26, 2014, at the age of 70. She left us with her legacy of love, tolerance and fun. Read more…

 

 

Richard M. Geraghty, 80, served his country proudly in the U.S. Army
Richard M. Geraghty, of Leland, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family. He was 80. Read more…

Marguerite D. Fiddner, shell collector who lived on Banks Channel for many years
Marguerite D. Fiddner died July 27, 2014. Angels gently carried her to her eternal home. Read more…

Carol Zimmerman Kloetzer, 72
Carol Zimmerman Kloetzer died July 25, 2014, at the age of 72. Read more…

Henry Tull III, 87, former Boy Scout leader and VP of Hammond Moving and Storage
Henry Tull III, of Wilmington, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. He was 87. Read more…

Lois Christine Bennett EskdaleLois Christine Bennett Eskdale, 70, shared wisdom and life lessons with 10,000 students during 32-year teaching career
Lois Christine Bennett Eskdale, of Bokeelia, Fla. and Leland and formerly of Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J., died July 16, 2014, at Brunswick Hospice Care Center. She was 70. Read more…

 

Benny Williams WellsBenny Williams Wells, 73, joyous disciple of Christ who was proficient at woodworking
Benny Williams Wells, of Castle Hayne, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 73. Read more…

 

 

 

Bobby Eugene Quattlebaum, 81
Bobby Eugene Quattlebaum, of Bolivia, died July 26, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

Kenneth Michael Stemac Wickman, 34
Kenneth Michael Stemac Wickman, of Boiling Spring Lakes, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the age of 34. Read more…

Elijah HollidayElijah Holliday, 64
Elijah Holliday, of Greensboro and formerly of Castle Hayne, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. He was 64. Read more…

 

 

 

Martha Rice Watkins, 85, devoted member of Trinity United Methodist Church
Martha Rice Watkins, formerly of North Myrtle Beach, died July 24, 2014, in Wilmington. She was 85. Read more…

Glancy Price Thomas, 70
Glancy Price Thomas, of Wilmington, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice at the age of 70. Read more…

July 25, 2014

Dr. James Robert DineenDr. James Robert Dineen, 92, received Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame Award for safety contributions
Dr. James Robert Dineen, a retired captain with the U.S. Navy and a resident of Wilmington, died July 17, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Sheffer
Walter Sheffer died July 18, 2014. Read more…

Patricia “Patty” Shoaff TreadwayPatricia “Patty” Shoaff Treadway, 82, rarely missed her children’s many sporting events 
Patricia “Patty” Shoaff Treadway, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Azalea Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was 82. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Eugenia Teodozia Dlubac, 93
Eugenia Teodozia Dlubac, of Wilmington, died July 17, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 93. Read more…

Talmage Roy Conner, 86, treasured for his warm heart and gentle smile
Talmage Roy Conner, of Hampstead, died peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014, at home. He was 86. Read more…

Joseph Wesley “JW” Smith, 66
Joseph Wesley “JW” Smith, of the Sunset Harbor Community, died July 24, 2014, at the age of 66. Read more…

Rose FerrandinoRose Ferrandino, 100, homemaker who traveled extensively to the Caribbean and Europe
Rose Ferrandino, of Southport, died July 24, 2014, at the age of 100 years and nine months. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

Doris Louise MidgettDoris Louise Midgett, 81, commerical fisher who painted figurines as gifts for others
Doris Louise Midgett, of Wilmington, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by family. She was 81. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Roger Guertin, 75
Roger Guertin, of Burgaw, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the age of 75. Read more…

July 24, 2014

Remembering Thelma Benson Kalnen, 84, the ultimate homemaker who allowed indoor rollerblading
To her children, Thelma Benson Kalnen truly was the ultimate homemaker and mother. Every single day she cooked delicious meals: breakfast on the table in the morning, lunch served at noon and dinner ready by 6 p.m. Each night she set out eight place settings, one for each of her five children, one for herself, one for her husband and always one for someone else who needed a little extra care. Read more…

Jeremiah D. Donovan, 91, led successful 40-year management career with Sears Roebuck & Co.
Jeremiah D. Donovan, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lake Shore Commons. He was 91. Read more…

Jonel Aldrich Smith, 90, educator who golfed well into her 80s
Jonel Aldrich Smith, of Wilmington and formerly of Kings Park, N.Y., died Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was 90. Read more…

Cynthia Johnson Snow, 85, UNC basketball, Redskins and Tiger Woods fan
Cynthia Johnson Snow, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Azalea Rehabilitation. She was 85. Read more…

Vivian Jeanette Johnson, 64
Vivian Jeanette Johnson, of Supply, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at SECU Brunswick Hospice House. She was 64. Read more…

July 23, 2014

imagesCAGE9BJ9Jerry Wayne Horne, 78, proudly served with U.S. Army, National Guard and Civil Service for 37 years
Jerry Wayne Horne of Shallotte, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at SECU Brunswick Hospice House. He was 78. Read more…

 

 

Edward JohnsonEdward Johnson, 82
Edward Johnson, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the age of 82. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

June A. Steffen, 94
June A. Steffen, of Rocky Point, died July 16, 2014, at the age of 94. Read more…

imagesCAGE9BJ9Arthur Anthony Fierimonte, 89, veteran of the U.S. Navy who retired from Federal Paperboard
Arthur Anthony Fierimonte, of Wilmington, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at his residence. He was 89. Read more…

 

 

Retha Williams Johnson, 89
Retha Williams Johnson, of Wilmington, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 89. Read more…

July 22, 2014

George T. CottonGeorge T, Cotton, 85, member of the Wilmington Singles Club who went sky diving at age 75
George T. Cotton, of Wilmington, died peacefully July 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 85. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Keith Moore, 54
Gregory Keith Moore, of Baton Rouge, La. and formerly of Southport, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Baton Rouge General Hospital. He was 54. Read more…

Rosa Lee Bryant, 71
Rosa Lee Bryant, of Wilmington, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 71. Read more…

Marine Rhem, 81
Marine Rhem, of Chicago and formerly of Wilmington, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, Ill. She was 81. Read more…

Jason Michael CarterJason Michael Carter, 30
Jason Michael Carter, of Hampstead, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at the age of 30. Read more…

 

 

 

Darrin Skelly, 41
Darrin Skelly, of Wilmington, died July 21,2014, at the age of 41. Read more…

Mamie Iris Gentry, 72
Mamie Iris Gentry, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at home. Read more…

Hazel Pankey GrizzleHazel Pankey Grizzle, 86, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
Hazel Pankey Grizzle, of Castle Hayne, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family and many friends. She was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Carter Lawrence Gilson, 2
Carter Lawrence Gilson died July 19, 2014, at the age of 2. Read more…

Nancy Jane Locklear, 81, remembered for her laughter and her enjoyment at telling a good joke
Nancy Jane Locklear, of Castle Hayne, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 81. Read more…

July 21, 2014

Doris “Deedan” Ennett HunterDoris Ennett Hunter, 97, won the 1936 Miss New Hanover County beauty contest, cherished dance memories at the Lumina
Doris Ennett Hunter, a native of Wilmington lovingly known as “Deedan” by her family, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at the age of 97. Read more…

 

 

 

 

John Howard WinstonJohn Howard Winston, 81, descendant of the French Huguenots who attended three Super Bowls
John Howard Winston died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 81. Mr. Winston requested there not be an obituary or any “fluff.” What follows is a brief summary of a life well lived. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Virginia Ann ChatfieldVirginia Ann Chatfield, 70, avid artist and awesome grandmother
Virginia Ann Chatfield, of Oak Island, died Saturday, July 19 2014, at Ocean Trial Convalescent Center in Southport. She was 70. Read more…

 

 

 

Charles Donald SmithCharles Donald Smith, 72, U.S. Army veteran and member of American Legion and the Oak Island Pool League
Charles Donald Smith, of St. James Plantation in Southport, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his residence. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

Frank CapassoFrank Capasso, 83, multi-media artist, educator, actor, athlete and Korean War veteran
Frank Capasso, of Wilmington, died Friday, July 18, 2014, while in the care of Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 83. Read more…

 

 

 

Dorothy “Dottie” C. Callahan, 91, faithful member of Winter Park Baptist Church
Dorothy “Dottie” C. Callahan, of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 91. Read more…

Lois Audrey Martocci, 88, member of the Brierwood Gold Ladies Club
Lois Audrey Martocci, of Shallotte died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She was 88. Read more…

Bernard Iovine, 66, loving husband and father who was a stained glass artist
Bernard Iovine, of Wilmington, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice after a long battle with COPD. He was 66. Read more…

Surya Turner-Yates, infant
Surya Turner-Yates, infant, died July 15, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Read more…

John Christopher Tindal, 29
John Christopher Tindal, of Wilmington, died July 14, 2014, at the age of 29. Read more…

Nancy Lee Shaynock, 66
Nancy Lee Shaynock, of Oak Island, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the age of 66. Read more…

Nero Joseph Walker, 35
Nero Joseph Walker, of Southport, died July 13, 2014, at the age of 35. Read more…

Mary Charlotte Furches Mary Charlotte Furches, 88, former employee of Belk Department Stores
Mary Charlotte Furches died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home. She was 88. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Buren “Butch” Pierce, Jr., 92, deputy sheriff in Brunswick Co. who worked for Wrightsville Beach PD and the State Highway Patrol
Van Buren “Butch” Pierce, Jr., of Wilmington, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. He was 92. Read more…

Mary Margaret ReevesMary Margaret Reeves, 84, an angel to her family
Mary Margaret Reeves, of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. She left this world of suffering on the wings of many angels to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the love of her life, Quinlan Thavious Reeves. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Frank Martin FisherFrank Martin Fisher, 86, left a legacy of being a great father to 9 children, loved hockey and bagpipe music
Frank Martin Fisher, of Kure Beach, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Robin Sheryl Martin, 62
Robin Sheryl Martin, of Wilmington, died July 17, 2014, at the age of 62. Read more…

July 20, 2014

pcd-earl pearce gurganiousEarl Pearce Gurganious, 84, greatest joy was his family
Earl Pearce Gurganious, 84, of Wallace, left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from his residence. Read more…

 

 

 

 

pcd-WillieFJohnson RainesWillie Fae Johnson Raines, 93
Willie Fae Johnson Raines of Wilmington, North Carolina, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center. She was 93. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Iovine, 66
Bernard Iovine of Wilmington died Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was 66. Read more…

PCD-Ronald-S.-HiltonRonald Stanley Hilton, worked on the Southport/Ft. Fisher Ferry
After fighting cancer for the past six months, Ronald Stanley Hilton (a.k.a. “Nor”) of Southport went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Mr. Hilton finished his battle with cancer in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. Read more…

 

 

 

 

July 18, 2014

PCD-Ed GoreEdward Mannon “Ed” Gore, Sr., 82, a man of abundant faith and wisdom who helped develop Sunset Beach
Edward Mannon “Ed” Gore, Sr., of Sunset Beach, died peacefully in his sleep on July 16, 2014, at the age of 82. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Claudie Wayne McCallClaudie Wayne McCall, 64, faithful member of Union Chapel Pentecostal Church
Claudie Wayne McCall, of Supply, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the age of 64. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Eva Davis BlandMargaret Eva Davis Bland, 84, 30-year teacher in Brunswick Co. who had perfect attendance all 12 years of school as a child
Margaret Eva Davis Bland, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 84. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Johnnye Oglesby WykeJohnnye Oglesby Wyke, 78, found fulfillment by helping parents of deceased children through the grieving process
Johnnye Oglesby Wyke, of Wrightsville Beach, died peacefully July 12, 2014, at Duke Raleigh Hospital after a short illness. She was 78. Read more…

 

July 17, 2014

John Robert Kennedy, Jr.John Robert Kennedy, Jr., 83, served 32 years in the military before becoming Hoggard High’s first football coach
John Robert Kennedy, Jr., of Wilmington, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 83. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Allene Harker Bryant, 80
Allene Harker Bryant, of Bolivia, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 80. Read more…

Lucy E. Harris Smith, 73, loving mother and caregiver to many over the years
Lucy E. Harris Smith, of Castle Hayne, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 73. Read more…

Elizabeth “Edna” Ross Everett Litmon, 70
Elizabeth “Edna” Ross Everett Litmon, of Wilmington, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at her home. She was 70. Read more…

Jasmin Virginia Grady, 20
Jasmin Virginia Grady, of Wilmington, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, as the result of a traffic accident. She was 20. Read more…

Lucille McDonald, 94
Lucille McDonald, of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 94. Read more…

July 16, 2014

Franklin E. Williams, Sr.Franklin E. Williams, Sr., 82, pharmacist who established ASCO Wilmington, Inc. and served a 2-year term as NC state senator
Franklin E. Williams, Sr., of Wilmington, died July 14, 2014, after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Dell, 54
Mary Dell, of Hampstead, died July 9, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 54. Read more…

John Vest, 62
John Vest died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center. He was 62. Read more…

Jacqueline Menard, 50
Jacqueline Menard, of Wilmington, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the age of 50. Read more…

July 15, 2014

Taylor "Tay Tay" Ann HallTaylor “Tay Tay” Ann Hall, 5, energetic ‘little sunshine’ with a sassy spirit who loved dancing to Gotye
Taylor “Tay Tay” Ann Hall died Friday, July 11, 2014, surrounded by her loved ones. She was 5. Read more…

 

 

 

John Willard WilliamsJohn Willard Williams, 77, chemist turned real estate developer who devoted himself to the ‘first moments’ of his family
John Willard Williams, of Ocean Isle Beach, died at his home on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the age of 77. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Lisa Michele Williams, 44, Associate Director of Library Science for Randall Library at UNCW known as a kindred spirit
Lisa Michele Williams, of Wilmington, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, after a battle with cancer. She was 44. Read more…

Thomas Simmons “Tom” LynchThomas Simmons “Tom” Lynch, 59, trademark sense of humor made his toasts at weddings and parties infamous
Thomas Simmons “Tom” Lynch died Sunday, July 13, 2014, with his life mate of 15 years, Faith, by his side. The cause of death was a fabulous life, including 25 years of easy beach living in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. He was 59. Read more…

 

 

Anthony “Tony” BakerAnthony “Tony” Baker, 81, joyful outlook and ability to find humor in life made his personality magnetic
Anthony “Tony” Baker, of Wilmington, died peacefully Saturday, July 12, 2014, at his residence. He was 81. Read more…

 

 

 

June Margaret Coyne, 70, personal shopper at Macy’s who operated her own interior design business
After a short battle with cancer, June Margaret Coyne, of Southport, died July 12, 2014, at home. She was 70. Read more…

Wolfgang Peter Sedler, 70
Wolfgang Peter Sedler, of Wilmington and formerly of New Jersey, died July 14, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 70. Read more…

John “Jack” Harold MundorfJohn “Jack” Harold Mundorf, 94, warm and gentle man who enjoyed RVing and square dancing for many years
John “Jack” Harold Mundorf, of Hampstead, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 94. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Virginia C. Flowers, 88
Virginia C. Flowers, of Burgaw, died July 11, 2014, at the age of 88. Read more…

Jessie Lucille McLean Wood, 77
Jessie Lucille McLean Wood, of Shallotte, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was 77. Read more…

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