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SlAf F PHOTO BY DOUG HUntK
FIRE AND RESCUE WORKERS line up outside Ziort Missionary
Baptist Church in Ash Monday for the funeral of Jimmy Ludlum,
who was a volunteer with Waccamaw VFD.
Mourns Ludlum's Death
BY DOUG RUTTER
Jimmy Ludlum was a dependable,
family man who worked hard for his
church and community and always
gave his best, according to friends
who attended his funeral Monday.
Nearly 100 people?including 30
fire and rescue squad members?
turned out for the service at Zion
Missionary Baptist Church in Ash,
where Ludlum was a member. He
also was active in the Waccamaw
Volunteer Fire Department.
Ludlum, 49, died Friday of an ap
parent heart attack during a Bruns
wick County Men's Church Softball
League game at Waccamaw Town
ship Park. He was coaching and
playing for the Zion Church team.
A lover of sports, the Brunswick
County native joined the church
about three years ago because he
was interested in the softball league.
Ludlum later used sports to try to
teach others about Christianity.
On Friday, Ludlum wasn't ex
pected to play but took over ai sec
ond base because the team didn't
have enough players. Team member
Joe Piver was the last person to
whom Ludlum spoke.
"We came into the dugout after the
fifth inning and Jimmy turned to me
and said, 'Joe, son, you're doing
good. I'm proud of you'," Piver ex
plained Monday. "As soon as he said
that he lit a cigarette and fell down."
Softball team members described
the inning preceding Ludlum's death
as "eerie" and "peaceful." They said
everything seemed to be moving in
"It was like playing in the 'Field
of Dreams,'" Piver said, referring to
the popular movie.
Greg Smith, another softball play
er, said Ludlum was "an inspiration
to everybody. He was like a glowing
candle everywhere he went. He had
a shining light above him."
Smith described his friend as
strong-willed and someone who al
ways gave his best. "He worked
hard. At everything Jimmy did he
gave 110 percent."
Waccamaw Fire Chief Gregg
Wanen said Ludlum helped save the
department several years ago when
it looked like it was going to have to
shut it doors due to a lack of mem
"He put out a call to the commu
nity that if we didn't get volunteers
we couldn't provide the service,"
Warren said. Ludlum talked about a
dozen members of his church soft
ball team into joining the depart
"He was just one of those kind of
people you didn't think of as a
leader," Warren added. "But when
you looked behind the scencs he
was the inspiration for a lot of
At the time of his death, Ludlum
was organizing the fire and rescue
squad's first benefit golf tourna
ment It will be held June 12 at
"He was always the first one at
the station when I said we need to
do something," Wanen continued.
"He was always there asking what
he could do to help out."
Volunteers with Waccamaw, Gris
seuown-Longwood, Calabash, Sun
set Beach, Winnabow and Civic
town fire departments attended Lud
lum's funeral. Many were dressed in
uniform and arrived in fire trucks.
Another member of the church
softball team, Fred Taylor, said
Ludlum was his friend and neighbor.
"He was our coach and he was the
main power on the team," Taylor
said. "He got us all together and he
cared for the young kids. He was a
Christian and he lived what he
"I spent a lot of time with him,"
Taylor added. "We're going to miss
him. He was a good church member.
He was serving the Lord by playing
Ludlum worked for McLamb
Construction of Hickmans Cross
roads. He is survived by his wife,
Cordelia, and son, Timothy.
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Vir.V 1 HUGH CLKMMONS
NNill.am Hugh Clcmmons. 64. of
^upply. died Apnl 17 at his Stanley
The funeral was conducted Ann I
J>? ^ Brunswick Funeral Service
C hapcl by the Rev. Truett Rogers
Buna! was in the Gcorgctown
Holden Cemetery with masonic rites
Bom in Supply on June 20. 1928
he uas a son of the late Carl and Ida
Urown Clcmmons. He owned and
operated Hugh Clcmmons Welding
Shop. He was a member of Shallottc
Masonic Lodge No. 727. AF&AM
Survivors include his wife, Lou
berta Hcwctt Clcmmons of the
home; a son. Tommy Clcmmons of
VVinnahow; two daughter, Hulainc
Holdm of Felton, Del., and Becky
Fulford of Nashville. Tcnn.; two
BoSCr'r n,,miC A clcmmons and
Bobby T. Clcmmons, both of Sup
ply; a sister, Mary Lcc Sellers, Sup
ply; and four grandchildren
EVA MAE L. BKNNKTT
Eva Mae L. Bennett, 78, of Shal
The funeral was April 16 in the
Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel
Shallottc, with the Rev. Ivren
Hughes and the Rev. George Spcake
cSS^8-Bu,ial was in
I I00-)? Hlckman's Crossroads on
k i ?14, shc was a daughter of
the late Willie B. and Pearl Marlowe
Survivors include her hushand
n d CU ?f the homc: a
son, L.B. Bennett of Long Beach- a
daughter Joan B. Lewis of Li tile
Kivcr, S.C.; six grandchildren; and
Memorials may be made to the
Brunswick County rescue squad of
the giver's choice.
38 ofwi Woodcock Cavenaugh.
38, of Wilmington, died Apnl 14 ,n
Center VCr Rcgional Mcd'cal
Ann. ^VCS'd^ funcral was held
Part iS,Grccnlawn Memorial
o, '? *?\mingl?n. With the Rev
Slacy Wells off iciating
VlB?? Jan" 7: 1955- in Norfolk,
anHPh ^ n daUfihlCr Of Paul
and Chrisunc Pope Woodcock Sr. of
Wii mmgton. Shc was a member of
Peace Memorial Baptisi Church at
W nnabow and was a former mem
ber of Town Creek Volunteer Res
Survivors in addition to her par
ents include her husband. Tommy
Earl Cavcnaugh Sr. of the homc; a
son Tommy Earl Cavcnaugh Jr. of
the home; and three brothers, Robert
Woodcock of Wilmington Paul
n|s C. Woodcock of Gastonia.
bkrnard m. woods
Bernard M. Woods, 89. of
Calabash died April 15 in Pincdalc
ncss cr after a shon ill
A private funcral service will be
held laicr m New London, N. H.
Mr. Woods was bom Oct 8 190"?
?n New York, N.Y.. a son of the late
James and Nellie Becchcr Woods
He was a retired parts manager and
a Mason. He was married to the late
Ann Christina Wachsmuth Woods
Survivors include his daughter
Munel W Buckley of Calabash;'
tour grandchildren; and seven great
Robert Carlisle Neilson, 78 of
Carolina Shores. Calabash, died
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A memorial service was held
April 21 at King of Glory Lutheran
Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.,
with the Rev. D. Luther Swiccgood
Born in Washington, D.C., he was
a son of the late Walter and Flora
Rcckcr Neilson. Before retirement
he was employed by Washington
Gas and Light Company.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army, member of King of Glory
Lutheran Church, the Quarter
Century Club of Washington and
Gas Light Co. and the Princc
George Yacht Club.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne
S. Neilson of the home; a son,
Robert C. Neilson II of Frederick,
Md.; a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Pilgcr
of Indiatlantic, Fla.; and four grand
MARY ERLENE HORTON
Mary Erlcnc Horton, 78, of
Surfsidc Bcach, S.C., died April 16
at the Medical University Hospital
in Charleston, S.C.
A graveside scrvice was held
April 18 in Forest Lawn Cemetery,
Tabor City, with the Rev. C.H.
Beard and the Rev. Kirk Lawton of
A native of Columbus County,
she was a daughter of the late Jo
seph Edgar and Nancy Olive Lcc
Faircloth. She was an Avon repre
sentative in Coming, N.Y., and a
JIMMY DALE LUDLUM
Jimmy Dale Ludlum, 49, of Ash,
died April 16.
The funeral was April 19 at Zion
Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Ronald Hewitt officiating. Burial
was in Griffin Cemetery.
Ludlum was bom in Richmond
County on Nov. 10, 1943, the son of
the late Onzie and Albert Partick
Ludlum. He was employed with
McLamb Construction of Hickman's
Crossroads. He was a member of
Zion Baptist Church and was active
in the church athletic and youth
groups. He was a member of
Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Depart
Survivors include his wife.
Cordelia Hcwett Ludlum of the
home; his son, Tomothy Dale L-jd
lum of Ash; a brother, Fred Ludlum
of Ash; and a sister, Nila Clark of
RONNIE GEN ATI ES
Ronnie Gcnatics Lloyd Sr. of
Castle Haync died April 18 at New
Hanover Regional Medical Center,
The funeral was private.
Lloyd was torn in Clayton to the
late Willie and Lcla Lloyd.
Survivors include his wife, Jean
G. Lloyd of the home; four sons,
Willie G. Lloyd of Uba City, Calif.,
Ronnie G. Lloyd Jr. of Leland, and
Dwight W. Lloyd and Gary Alan
Lloyd Sr., both of Wilmington; and
two daughters, Nellie Ruth Dail of
Mount Olive and Alice Fayc Dale of
ELIJAH THOMAS ROIiltlNS
Elijah Thomas Robbins, 67, of
Yaupon Bcach, died April 17 at
Doshcr Memorial Hospital in
A graveside scrvicc was held
April 20 at West Bend United
Methodist Church Cemetery, Ashc
Bircc Davis of Shallottc died
April 16 in The Brunswick Hospital,
The funeral was April 19 at
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial
was in Mulberry Cemetery.
HELEN HAHN DUGAN
Helen Hahn Dugan, 95, of Ocean
Trail Convalescent Center in South
port, died April 15 in Doshcr Mem
A graveside scrvicc was held
April 18 in Pine Lawn Memorial
Park, Suffolk, Long Island, N.Y.
MARY HORNEY BURKE
Mary Homey Burke, 83, of Long
Beach, died April 17 at The
Brunswick Hospital, Supply.
The funeral was April 20 at First
Baptist Church of Oak Island, with a
graveside scrvicc later that day in
Guilford Memorial Park, Greens
ETTIE MAE LONG
Ettie Mac Long, 69, of Ash, died
April 18 in The Brunswick Hospital,
The funeral was April 21 at
Magnolia Baptist Church with the
Rev. Garland Long and the Rev.
Claude Johnson officiating. Burial
was in Evans Cemetery.
She was born in Columbus
County, the daughter of the late Neil
and Ruth Ethridge Clcwis. She was
a member of Magnolia Baptist
Church in the Riverview communi
Survivors include two sons, El
bert Long of Whiteville and Travis
Ray Long of Ash; three daughters,
Linda Fowler of Lcland, Martha
Smith of Ash and Sarah Watts of
WrighLsville Bcach; two brothers,
Bryant Clewis and Joseph Clewis,
both of Riverview; two sisters,
Osialcc Spivcy and Addic Long;
both of Riverview; 16 grandchil
dren; and 15 great-great-grandchil
JOHN BOUEY McCUMBEE
John Bouey McCumbcc, 67, of
Ash, died April 18 in New Hanover
Regional Mcdical Center,
Wilmington. He was retired from
the Brunswick County Board of
Education after 37 years as custodi
an of Waccamaw School in Ash.
The funeral was April 21 in the
Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel,
Shallottc, with the Rev. Garland
Long and the Rev. Charles Glisson
officiating. Burial was in Brunswick
Bom in Ash on Dec. 18, 1925, he
was a son of the late William Asa
and Mary Ida Gore McCumbcc.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
Amiy and the Shallottc unit of the
N.C. National Guard, and was a
member of Nakina VFW Post.
Survivors include his wife,
Dolores (Monk) Gore McCumbcc of
the home; five daughters, Deborah
M. Millikcn and Mary M. Smith of
Ash, Belinda M. Benz of Sunset
Beach, Johnia M. Wallace of Myrtle
Beach, S.C., and Charlotte M. Evans
of Shalloltc; two brothers, Gardner
McCumbcc of Ash and Knox
McCumbec of Castle Hayne; two
sisters, Campic Carlisle of Ash and
Nocha White of Shalloltc; seven
grandchildren; a special nephew.
Terry McCumbcc of Ash; and a spe
cial niccc, Jane Gore of Nakina
OLIVE DAVIS SMITH
Olive Davis Smith Watkins, 79,
of Wilmington, died April 17.
The funeral was April 21 in the
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Cha
pel, Raleigh, with burial in Mont
lawn Memorial Park.
She was former owner of the Ori
ginal 42nd Street Oyster Bar in
Raleigh and Charlotte.
Survivors includc two daughters,
Margaret L. Johnson of Richmond,
Va? and Gaylc S. Gay of Charlotte;
a sister. Catherine Scott of Yaupori
Beach; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to N.C.
State Wolf Pack Club, Raleigh,
N.C., or to First Baptist Church of
Oak Island, Yaupon Beach, N.C.
JOHN L. GALLOWAY
A private graveside service was
conducted April 20 in Duplin
Memorial Gardens near Tcachcy for
John Lcmcul Galloway, 26, of Rose
Hill, who died Jan. 27 in New York.
The Rev. John Strothcrs officiat
Galloway was employed with
Weeks Marine Inc. of Cranford, NJ.
Survivors includc his wife,
Barbara I. Galloway; a daughter,
Nicole Galloway of the home; a
stepdaughter, Melissa Ivcrscn of the
home; his mother, Doris H. Duncan
of Mullins, S.C., his father, James
A. Galloway of Parkton; two sisters,
Diana Thornton of Shalloltc and
Deborah White of Mullins; a broth
er, Daniel Duncan of Mullins; and
his maternal grandmother, Blanche
Hewctt of Whitcvillc.
JESSE CECIL ANDREWS
Jesse Cecil Andrews, 75, of
Ocean Isle Bcach, died April 19 in
New Hanover Regional Medical
The funeral was to be held today
(Thursday) at 1 p.m. in Jennies
Branch Baptist Church, of which he
was a member, by the Rev. Herman
Abshcr and the Rev. Jesse Bcntlcy.
Burial was to be in the church ccmc
Born in Shalloltc on April 9,
1918, he was a son of the late Jesse
Joseph and Mary Pierce Andrews.
He was an engineer, having retired
from Southern Bell in 1980 after 39
years of service. He was a U.S.
Army veteran, serving inthc 71st
Evacuation Hospital Unit during
World War II.
Survivors includc his wife, Eloise
B. Andrews of the home; two sons,
J. Dan Andrews of Midlothian, Va.,
and James C. Andrews of Houston,
Texas; three sisters, Mildred Will
iams and Agnes Gupton, both of
Shallottc, and Lucinda Wilson of
Ash; six grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Shall
oltc Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O.
Box 934, Shalloltc, N.C. 28459.
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