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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. 30, 2014

Edward "Eddie" Everette Spencer Jr.,Edward ‘Eddie’ Everette Spencer Jr., 72, welding perfectionist, enjoyed gourmet cooking
Edward “Eddie” Everette Spencer Jr., of Wilmington, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at home. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Ruby L. WestRuby L. West, 74
Ruby L. West died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 74. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Rocky A. JonesRocky A. Jones, 53, held tight to his faith through many adversities
Rocky A. Jones, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at home surrounded in love and peace. He was 53. Read more…

 

 

 

Brenda Kay Russell, 70
Brenda Kay Russell, of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the age of 70. Read more…

Oct. 29, 2014

Guy Stillman Howell, 74, heavy equipment operator with strong work ethic
Guy Stillman Howell, of Castle Hayne, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the age of 74. Read more…

Sandra Lynn StewartSandra Lynn Stewart, 64
Sandra Lynn Stewart, of Southport, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 64. Read more…

 

 

 

Christian Cookie SweeneyChristian Cookie Sweeney, 35
Christian Cookie Sweeney, of Wilmington, died Oct. 26, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 35. Read more…

 

 

 

Donald W. FisherDonald W. Fisher, 92, boating enthusiast, member of Carolina Yacht Club
Donald W. Fisher, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Lona Butin SharpLona Butin Sharp, 89, organized, prepared meals for the blind at Trinity UMC
Lona Butin Sharp, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 89. Read more…

 

 

 

Elizabeth "Beth" Irene Jordan YoppElizabeth ‘Beth’ Irene Jordan Yopp, 74, started dozens on the road to life through child care
Elizabeth “Beth” Irene Jordan Yopp died quietly in her sleep on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at home in Wilmington. She was 74. Read more…

 

 

Oct. 28, 2014

Barbara Cumbee Simmons, 81, strong Christian woman, caring mother, grandmother
Barbara Cumbee Simmons, of Southport, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the age of 81. Read more…

Linda F. Herrmann, 53
Linda F. Herrmann, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 53. Read more…

Earl E. Dye Jr.Earl E. Dye Jr., 78, former St. James mayor, served during incorporation process
Earl E. Dye Jr., of St. James, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia. He was 78. Read more…

 

 

 

Kenneth William ‘Bill’ Hewett, 56, Bridgeview Welding owner, hard worker with a huge heart
Kenneth William “Bill” Hewett, of Southport, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the age of 56. Read more…

Jane Alden Mathews FannJane Alden Mathews Fann, 75, talented decorator, enjoyed knitting prayer shawls
Jane Alden Mathews Fann, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the age of 75. Read more…

 

 

 

Capt. Caleb James BatsonCapt. Caleb James Batson, 31, incredible fishing skills, created custom boat work
Capt. Caleb James Batson departed this life in a diving accident on Oct. 25, 2014, called home by our Creator God and loving Savior, Jesus Christ. He was 31. Read more…

 

 

 

Damon Eugene Padgett, 46
Damon Eugene Padgett, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the age of 46. Read more…

Oct. 27, 2014

Ernest Edward Ward Sr., 75, US Army veteran
Ernest Edward Ward Sr., of Ocean Isle Beach and Woodstock, Georgia, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the age of 75. Read more…

Clyde Amerson, Jr.Clyde Amerson Jr., 88, former auxiliary officer with Wilmington PD
Clyde Amerson Jr. died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 88. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Claude "Jim" Bland Gillikin, Jr.Claude ‘Jim’ Bland Gillikin Jr., 77, semi-pro baseball player, made US Coast Guard career
Claude “Jim” Bland Gillikin Jr., devoted father and grandfather, peacefully died at home surrounded by his children on Oct. 25, 2014. He was 77. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby E. Bolton Sr., 74, fishing charter boat ‘John Ellan’ captain
Bobby E. Bolton, Sr., of Oak Island, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at his home. He was 74. Read more…

Margie Harrison SmithMargie Harrison Smith, 66, created professional accessories for American Airlines coworkers
Margie Harrison Smith died peacefully Oct. 24, 2014 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice surrounded by family. She was 66. Read more…

 

 

 

Daniel Stewart Odom, 68
Daniel Stewart Odom, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his residence. He was 68. Read more…

William Everett ‘Bill’ Parker, 45
William Everett “Bill” Parker, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 45. Read more…

William Alphonso Dyson Jr., 67
William Alphonso Dyson, Jr., of Leland, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at SECU Hospice House, Bolivia. He was 67. Read more…

Legertha Stanley McFadden, 65
Legertha Stanley McFadden, of Longwood, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 65. Read more…

Dorothy Brinkley Turner, 92
Dorothy Brinkley Turner, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 92. Read more…

Camille Clemmons Apostolica, 83
Camille Clemmons Apostolica, of Wilmington, died Oct. 22, 2014, at the age of 83. Read more…

Charles Edward Walters, 71, golf course manager for Robber’s Roost Golf Course
Charles Edward Walters, of Calabash, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. He was 71. Read more…

Patricia Geddie Barber, 75, devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend
Patricia Geddie Barber, of Wilmington, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the age of 75. Read more…

Lenwood ‘Buck’ Wilson Oliphant Jr., 79, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather
Lenwood “Buck” Wilson Oliphant, Jr., of Burgaw, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at home. He was 79. Read more…

Oct. 26, 2014

Richard ‘Dickie’ Arthur Hallman, 73, served his country with US Navy
Richard “Dickie” Arthur Hallman, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 73. Read more…

Edna Ruth Hardison JordanEdna Ruth Hardison Jordan, 77, member of Shiloh United Methodist Church
Edna Ruth Hardison Jordan, of Leland, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 77. Read more…

 

 

 

Charles H. Hewitt, 83
Charles H. Hewitt, of Leland, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at SECU Hospice House, Bolivia. He was 83. Read more…

Oct. 24, 2014

Alice O’Hara PurcellAlice O’Hara Purcell, 93, remembered for feistiness, Irish wit and grit
Alice O’Hara Purcell, a bright light of Lake Renaissance, Wilmington, died Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

 

 

 

Sam Henderson Parkerson, Jr.Sam Henderson Parkerson, Jr., 70, radio operator, provided emergency communication services
Sam Henderson Parkerson, Jr. died at his home in Wilmington on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, after a long battle of Chronic Pulmonary Disease. He was 70. Read more…

 

 

 

Mavis Carnell Pugh Brown Fullwood, 86
Mavis Carnell Pugh Brown Fullwood, of Bolivia, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Autumn Care of Shallotte. Read more…

David Hunter Mauney, III, 75, lifelong outdoorsman, third-generation cotton textile leader
David Hunter Mauney, III, of Leland, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. He was 75. Read more…

Joanne Frances Retecki, 66
Joanne Frances Retecki, of Wilmington, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 66. Read more…

Hazel “Bobbie” SchiweHazel “Bobbie” Schiwe, 92, member of Calvary Baptist Church
Hazel “Bobbie” Schiwe, of Wilmington, died Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 92. Read more…

 

 

 

Donnie E. Spivey, 73
Donnie E. Spivey, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, at the age of 73. Read more…

Marian Paula FlemingMarian Paula Fleming (nee Green), 57, held deep appreciation of historical artifacts
Marian Paula Fleming (nee Green), of Wilmington and formerly of Wheaton, Illinois, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the age of 57. Read more…

 

 

 

Irene Barbara Pacheco, 73
Irene Barbara Pacheco, of Leland, died Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 73. Read more…

Paul Russell BordeauxPaul Russell Bordeaux, 59, highly decorated with medals, badges, ribbons as US Navy solider
Paul Russell Bordeaux, of Wilmington, died after a long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 59. He was surrounded and comforted by his family at New Hanover Regional Memorial Hospital. Read more…

 

 

Oct. 23, 2014

William “Buck” Shealy Rourk, Jr.William “Buck” Shealy Rourk, Jr., 88, retired lieutenant colonel, served 38 years with US Army Reserve
William “Buck” Shealy Rourk, Jr. died at his residence Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 88. Read more…

 

 

 

Elizabeth WatsonElizabeth Watson, 90, traveled US, Taiwan, Philippines for 20 years
Elizabeth Watson died at Lower Cape Fear Hospice on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 90. Read more…

 

 

 

Alton Ervin Rouse, 88, retired 37-year employee with Swift Independent Packing Co.
Alton Ervin Rouse, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 88. Read more…

Barbara Anne Deter BoulisBarbara Anne Deter Boulis, 78, diligent homemaker known as ‘Hommie’
Barbara Anne Deter Boulis, of Burgaw, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 78. Read more…

 

 

 

Susan C. Schillaci, 55
Susan C. Schillaci, of Wilmington, died Oct. 20, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 55. Read more…

Oct. 22, 2014

Barbara Anne BartosikBarbara Anne Bartosik, 76, danced with The Golden Tappers and Class Act
Barbara Anne Bartosik, of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 76. Read more…

 

 

 

Alfred Melton Wingfield, 92, lived by Golden Rule, left legacy of honor, integrity
Alfred Melton Wingfield, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

Harry C. Jeans, 78, US Air Force veteran, Fairfield University graduate
Harry C. Jeans, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the age of 78. Read more…

Anne Margaret Mathis (nee Morello), 93, member of The Basilica Shrine of St. Mary
Anne Margaret Mathis (nee Morello), of Leland and formerly of Barrington, New Jersey, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 93. Read more…

Lorraine A. Pace, 74, amazing friend, loved challenging household projects
Lorraine A. Pace, of Caswell Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was 74. Read more…

Joanne Lynn Brooks, 63
Joanne Lynn Brooks, of Wilmington, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 63. Read more…

Chad Arnold Hunter, 41
Chad Arnold Hunter, of Shallotte, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was 41. Read more…

Oct. 21, 2014

Eleanor Grace SullivanEleanor Grace Sullivan, 72, devoted member of Lebanon Baptist Church
Eleanor Grace Sullivan, of Winnabow, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her home. She was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Graham Lloyd, 50, beloved son, brother, husband and uncle
Daniel Graham Lloyd, of Wilmington, died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the age of 50. Read more…

Elmer Purdie Smith, 86, member of Fellowship Baptist Church
Elmer Purdie Smith, of Leland, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. He was 86. Read more…

Barbara Mae Casteen, 88
Barbara Mae Casteen, of Wilmington, died Oct. 14, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. She was 88. Read more…

Laurie Ann Loomis, 54
Laurie Ann Loomis, of Wilmington, died Oct. 17, 2014, at her home. She was 54. Read more…

Mary Ann HoyMary Ann Hoy, brought grace, goodness and compassion to the world
Mary Ann Hoy, of Burgaw, died gently Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her home surrounded with love by her family. Read more…

 

 

 

Margaret Ann Stowe Hargett, 89, employed with FBI during WWII
Margaret Ann Stowe Hargett died peacefully Oct. 17, 2014, at her home in Wilmington. She was 89. Read more…

Louis David Larson, 75
Louis David Larson, of Wilmington, died Oct. 21, 2014, at the age of 75. Read more…

Steven D. Worsham, 54
Steven D. Worsham, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 54. Read more…

Oct. 20, 2014

Archie Mack RichardsonArchie Mack Richardson, 72, won 3 world championships with Palomino show horses
Archie Mack Richardson, of Currie, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Pender Memorial Hospital. He was 72. Read more…

 

 

 

Louis Charles Webb, Sr.Louis ‘Papa Duck’ Charles Webb, Sr., 78, shipbuilder who helped build USS Enterprise
Louis “Papa Duck” Charles Webb, Sr., of Hampstead, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 78. Read more…

 

 

 

James S. GodbeyJames S. Godbey, 31, UNC fan who loved his dogs, Bentley and Mercy
James S. Godbey, of Castle Hayne, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 31. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Gleat Morris Todd, 76, former owner of several Wilmington Esso Service Stations
Gleat Morris Todd, of Leland, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his home. He was 76. Read more…

Edwin K. Carter, Jr., 74, retired 41-year employee with Pepsi Co.
Edwin K. Carter, Jr., of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 74. Read more…

John ‘Jimmy’ Quince Russell, Jr., 81, 38-year employee with Coastal Beverages Co.
John “Jimmy” Quince Russell, Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, after a brief illness. He now resides in the Kingdom of God. He was 81. Read more…

John Richard HarkeyJohn Richard Harkey, 76, UNCW Security and US Marine Corps retiree
John Richard Harkey, of Hampstead, died Oct. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was 76. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Despina Pamfelis ‘Bebe’ Saffo, 92, yellow dog Democrat who loved politics
Despina Pamfelis “Bebe” Saffo, of Wilmington, died peacefully, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the age of 92. Read more…

Vernon Oliver Goff Stokes, Jr.Vernon Oliver Goff Stokes, Jr., 86, enjoyed working in his yard, discussing politics
Vernon Oliver Goff Stokes, Jr., of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Azalea Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was 86. Read more…

 

 

 

Angelo Fargnoli, 54, owner of Fargnoli Painting and Wallpaper
Angelo Fargnoli, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at his home. He was 54. Read more…

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…

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