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Rhonda Lee Pruss, 65

WILMINGTON — Rhonda Lee Pruss, age 65 quietly passed away Tuesday, October 12,2021 at New Hanover Regional Center.She was born in Salem Massachusetts on November 5,1955 to the late Harris Pruss and Helen Yashgar.She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Pruss. Rhonda was a graduate of Bridgewater Massachusetts. She later became a paralegal […]

Claudette Jones Pickett, 76

BEULAVILLE — Claudette Jones Pickett, age 76, of Beulaville left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from Vidant Duplin Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 6:00p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel with Pastor Ronald Ginn and Pastor Brad Carter officiating.  The family will receive […]

Leonard Jerome “Jerry” Bradshaw Jr., 61

SUPPLY — Leonard Jerome “Jerry” Bradshaw Jr., age 61, of Supply, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Jerry was born August 25, 1960 in New Hanover County, son of Patricia Raines Lovett and the late Leonard Jerome Bradshaw, Sr. He was a hard working gentle man who would give you the shirt […]

Marlene Rose Burke Cupo, 74

HAMPSTEAD — Marlene Rose Burke Cupo, 74, of Hampstead, NC, died Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear Life Care Center. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, on November 15, 1946, the daughter of the late Charles and Rose Mastellone Burke. Also remembered is a daughter, Rosemary Cupo, and a brother, Thomas Burke, […]

Ruby Swart Howard, 86

WILMINGTON — Ruby Swart Howard, 86, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in her home. Ruby was a loving wife and mother who strove to provide nurture and care for her husband, boys, and extended family. Before having children, Ruby was an RN who worked at James Walker and New Hanover […]

Elizabeth Ann (Betty Ann) Myers Cook, 87

RIEGELWOOD — Betty Ann Cook went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, October 13, 2021. She was born September 1, 1934 in Columbus County to her parents J.D. Myers and Ann Potter Myers. Betty Ann was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Douglas M. Cook Jr.; her children, […]

Shelba June Reavis, 83

WILMINGTON — On October 13, 2021, the world lost a very wonderful lady, and Heaven gained an angel. Shelba June Reavis of Wilmington, NC, age 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior. June was born on June 21, 1938 to Charlie and Vealie Clemons in Lawrenceburg, TN. She was preceded in death by […]

Jose Emilio Vergara, Jr., 56

WILMINGTON — Jose Emilio Vergara, Jr., age 56, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at his home. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on March 26, 1965, the son of Jose Emilio Vergara and Luz Maria Martinez Vergara. Jose worked as a Software Developer in the Computer Software Industry. Jose served […]

Forrest Lee Piver, 81

WILMINGTON — Forrest Lee Piver, age 81, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Davis Health Care. He was born in Wilmington on September 23, 1940, to the late Robert McDonald Piver, Sr., and Juanita Harper Piver. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Lynda Rogers Piver, brother Robert McDonald Piver, […]

Mary Frances Bass Lanier, 80

LELAND — Mary Frances Bass Lanier 80, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1941 in Robeson County, NC to Simpson Wadefield Bass and Eulalia Hamilton Bass who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her son Robbie Wadefield Lanier. Frances is survived by her […]