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Just Planting In The Rain
A Utile rain didn't stop Waccamaw Elementary School teacher Sherry Pratt (far left) and students
Jennifer Gore, Tiffany Marlowe, Tiffany iMnce and Raven Stocks from planting a tree. Students are
matching a $250 mini-grant from Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. to buy landscaping supplies
and also are providing the labor to spruce up the campus.
JOHN EDWARD GEEDY
John Edward "Chopper Harry"
Gccdy of Lcland died March 31 at
his residence. He had been involved
in broadcasting sales and production
The funeral was April 3 in
Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington
conducted by the Rev. Bob Hay
wood. Burial was in Grccnlawn
Born in Wilmington on March 7
1949, he was the son of Harold
Edward and Vcncta Adams Geedy
of Lcland. He was a member of
Woodburn Presbyterian Church.
\wuc.Was fonmcr|y associated with
WHSL Radio in Wilmington, WL
CF in Southport and Wilmington
and with Media General Broadcast
Services Inc., of Memphis, Tcnn.
Most recently he was associated
with Radio Pcnnslyvania State
News Network in Harrisburg, Pa.
Chopper Harry" was Gccdy's on
air name for an afternoon broadcast
he produced and starred in on WH
SL in the mid-70s.
He was a member and former
chief of the Leland Volunteer Fire
Department, and was active in the
Lcland Volunteer Rescue Squad, the
North Carolina Special Olympics
and as a Bruns. Cty. special deputy.
Survivors in addition to his par
ents include his wife. Windy Whit
man Gccdy of the home; his daugh
ter, Heather Denise Geedy of Wilm
ington, and his sister, Gretchen
Bannon of Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to
Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 810
Princess Street, Wilmington N C
Agnes Long, 87, of Rockingham,
died March 31 at Richmond Mem
The funeral was April 3 at Beverly
Hills Baptist Church, conductcd by
the Rev. Danny Hampton. Burial was
in Richmond County Memorial Park.
She was born July 18, 1905, in
Southport, the daughter ol the late
John Kinnis and Martha Simmons
Survivors include a brother, Bis
hop Long of Rockingham; a niece,
Nancy Long Smith of Rockingham;
and three nephews, Bruce Long and
Dan (Buddy) Long, both of Rock
ingham, and Jerry Long of Albe
IDA MAE BECK MAULTSBY
Ida Mac Beck Maultsby, 77,of
Lcland died April 2 in New Hanover
Regional Medical Center, Wilm
The funeral was April 4 at the
graveside in Reynolds Family Cem
etery, Winnabow, with the Rev. Vic
Mrs. Maultsby was born in
Brunswick County on Nov. 9, 1915,
the daughter of the late Joe and
Clara Beck. She was a member of
Town Creek Baptist Church.
She was the widow of Edward
White Maultsby Sr., who died in
Her survivors include three sons,
Edward White Maultsby Jr. and
Thomas F. Maultsby, both of Lc
land, and Jospch O'Neal Maultsby
of Wilmington; a brother, M.F. Beck
of Winnabow; two sisters, Sadie Lee
Sullivan of Winnabow and Margie
Artcr of Rocky Point; and eight
ARCELLA H. VEREEN
Arcclla H. Verccn, 69, of North
Myrtle Beach, S.C., died March 24
in Conway (S.C.) Hospital after an
illness. She had been a midwife for
15 years and was employed with
Headstart for 17 years.
The funeral was March 27 at
Popular AME, with burial in the
Bom Oct. 3,1923, in Wampec,
S.C., she was the daughter of the
late Lester and Elizabeth Jones
Hemingway. She attended the Horry
County public schools, Allen Univ
ersity, S.C. State College and Coas
tal Carolina College. She received a
nursing certificate from Horry
Georgetown Technical College.
She was a class leader, stew
ardess, choir member and the first
"Woman of the Year" at Popular
AME Church, a member of Easter
Star and the Royal Courts of King
Survivors include her husband,
Linwood Verccn; two sons, Howard
Vereen of Charleston, S.C., and
Linwood Vereen Jr. of Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; six daughters, Mazic
Frink and Mary Hill, both of
Thomasboro, Katie Bessant and
Priscilla Banks, both of Warn pec,
S.C., and Frances Young and Martha
Hutchingson, both of Augusta, Ga.;
a sister, Rebecca Bridges of
Charlotte; 17 grandchildren; and two
ANNE C. GENTLES
Anne Crawford Gentles, 73, of
Foxfire, and formerly of Calabash,
died April 5 in her home. She was a
A memorial chapel will be held at
2:30 p.m. April 9 in McDonald's
Chapel near Pinchurst, with the Rev.
Edward Kingsbury officiating.
Burial will be in Scotland.
Survivors include her husband,
James Gentles of the home; a son,
George Gaylor of Brockport, N.Y.; a
sister, Margaret McKinnon of Scot
land; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to
Sandhills Hospice Inc., P.O. Box
1956, Pinchurst, N.C. 28374.
Edwin Sienko, 66, of North
Myrtle Bcach, S.C., died April 5 in
Grand Strand General Hospital.
The funeral was April 7 in the
McMillan-Small Funeral Home cha
pel with the Rev. James Mezick offi
ciating. Burial was in Florence
National Cemetery, Florcncc, S.C.
Born in Bloomficld, NJ? he was a
son of the late Felix and Tfcla
Kislowska Sienko. He was a member
of Calabash VFW and Calabash Elks
Club and was a veteran of World War
II. He was employed part-time with
Eagle Nest Golf Course.
Sienko moved to North Myrtle
Bcach five years ago from Middle
town, N.Y. He was a retired quarter
master with the New York state po
Survivors include his wife, Audrey
Sienko of North Myrtle Beach; ihrec
sons, Mark Sienko of Charlotte,
Lawrence Sienko of Virginia Beach,
Va., and John Sienko of Honolulu,
Hawaii; a daughter, Jackie Lcsko of
Middlctown, N.Y.; a brother, Stanley
Sienko of Dumont, NJ.; a sister,
Wanda Cawcin of Eugene, Ore.; and
DOLLIE HARDISON KNSLKY
Dollie Hardison Enslcy, 87, of
Shallottc, died April 5 in Autumn
Care of Shallottc.
The funeral was to be held at 3
p.m. today (Thursday) in Bethany
Christian Church, Arapahoe, with
burial in the Hardison Ccmeiery.
She was born in Arapahoe and
lived there most of her life. Ensley
was an active member of Bethany
Christian Church in Arapahoe and
served as deaconess emeritus.
Survivors include two daughters,
Mrs. Robert (Jacquelyn) Hall and
Mrs. Steve (Alberta) Durst, both of
Shallotie; a sister, Mrs. Phillip
(Nora) Kennel of Arapahoe; five
grandchildren; and eight great
Memorials may be made to
Bethany Christian Church, Arap
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PEOPLE IN THF NFWS
Bobbie Sellers Is Named Teacher
Of The Month At Supply Elementary
A leather described as having
"her own special brand of giving"
was in the spoilighi at Supply Ele
meniary School during March.
Bobbie Mooney Sellers leachcrs
? Chapter I read
ing, but her con
tributions to the
school don't end
to a news re
lease. She chairs
tees on School
Chapter 1 and E
SM.l.hRS fcciivc Schools,
and serves on others, and helps oth
erwise as needed.
Her philosophy is "if there's a job
that needs to be done, I contribute to
that however small my part may
be," she said. "The satisfaction of a
job well done is my reward."
Because she enjoys having plants
around her and also sharing them
with other people, she has helped
decorate the school with plants.
Mrs. Sellers taught at Shallotte
Middle School 20 years before join
ing the Supply faculty. She is certi
fied to teach reading, language arts,
math, science and social studies, and
is a certified mentor. She holds a
bachelor's degree in elementary ed
ucation fromm Charleston Southern
University nad a master's degree
from East Can) I ma University.
She and her husband. R E. Sel
lers, live near Supply. They have
four grown children and 12 grand
Basket On Display
A Holden Beach woman's pine
needle and raffia basket was selected
for exhibition in a national basketry
competition in Winston-Salem.
Greta Bolick ol Holden Beach
will have her basket displayed at the
Milton Rhodes Gallery, Sawitxtih
Center tor Visual Art through April
Bus Drivers Cited
Bus drivers of the month lor
March and February have been an
nounced by Union Primary School
BI LAK ( I.k'-1 MOSS
For March they are Ellen Bulak
and Teresa Clcmmons, and for Feb
ruary, Carrie Hill.
Clcmmons is the school's Student
Information Management System
(SIMS) operator and has been a sec
retary and bus driver in the Bruns
wick County Schools for 19 years.
Bulak has been employed for four
years as both a bus driver and
Hill also has served four years as
a bus driver and teacher assistant.
The West Brunswick High School
graduate lives in Thomasboro.
Earns Two Degrees
Lily Nicole Ward, daughter of
Maty Hill Ward and the late Frank
A. Ward of Holden Beach, has grad
uated front St. Andrews Pres
byterian College, Laurinburg, with
bachelor of arts degrees in both
business/economics and politics.
Upon her graduation from Halls
boro High School in 1989, she re
ceived the Robert Elkins Scho
larship. Lions Club Scholarship and
a four-year acadcmic scholarship to
While at St. Andrews she was a
member of Omicron Delta Gpsilon
economics honor society. Pi Gamma
Mu social science honor society, the
U.S. Achievement Academy, St.
Andrews Honor Society and St.
Andrews Business Club.
She was delegate to the National
Model UN in New York and
Atlanta. She completed an intern
ship i the office of Congressman
Charlie Rose in January 1992. She
was on St. Andrews' dean's list fall
19X9 through fall 1992, the National
Dean's List and Who's Who Among
American College Students.
Ward entered the masters' pro
gram at the University of South
Carolina in January, where she plans
to earn her M.S. in international eco
nomics in December of litis year
Sharon D. Hughes of Greensboro
has been awarded the certificate of
tence in speech
She is the
daughter of Ro
bert P. and Lin
da Fluegel of Htr.HKS
Brierwtxxi Estates, Shallotte. A
graduate of West Brunswick High
School, she received her undergrad
uate and graduate degrees in speech
and hearing from Last Carolina
She is employed by Stokes
County Schools as a speech thera
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