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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, April 22, 1993, Page PAGE 6-B, Image 20

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J ' ? - -> - . - ~ * - 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. Waccamaw Community 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 slow motion. "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 bers. "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 ment. "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 things." 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 Brunswick Plantation. "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 talked about." "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 ball." Ludlum worked for McLamb Construction of Hickmans Cross roads. He is survived by his wife, Cordelia, and son, Timothy. (Coble 33ilarb-^mith Funeral Service "A proud tradition ojdignified service to every family's needs.' Greg White-Manager ? Hwy. 17 N.. 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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 of'LScAPn,,4i"A??^c 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 Long. 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 dircc great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Brunswick County rescue squad of the giver's choice. SHARON WOODCOCK CAVENAUGH 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 cue Squad. 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 Wo^c^-kJr.ofc^an'dS 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 grandchildren. CARLISLE NEILSON Robert Carlisle Neilson, 78 of Carolina Shores. Calabash, died Apnl 16 in Grand Strand General ENJOY MORE AFFORDABLE INSURANCE Save with Nationwide's Home & Car Discount! Insure both your home and car with Nationwide, and get a special money-saving discount on your homeowners insurance AND another money-saving discount on your auto insurance Call today Alt Phillip W. Cheers 4700 Main St.. Shallotte 754-4366 NATIONWIDE INSURANCE Nationwide ?* on your %>cim insurance Company a no Condon** Home Offcs One Natomwde Pwi CoKjnOus OH 43?16 toabormdt ?* a 'fgrvced lederai senncc mar* d ta'or*** Mu'ij insurance Company Hospital, Myrtle Bcach, S.C. 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 officiating. 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 children. 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 ficiating. 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 cosmetologist. 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 ment. 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 Rockingham. RONNIE GEN ATI ES LLOYD SR. Ronnie Gcnatics Lloyd Sr. of Castle Haync died April 18 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. 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 Wilmington. ELIJAH THOMAS ROIiltlNS Elijah Thomas Robbins, 67, of Yaupon Bcach, died April 17 at I Doshcr Memorial Hospital in South port. A graveside scrvicc was held April 20 at West Bend United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ashc boro. BIRCE DAVIS Bircc Davis of Shallottc died April 16 in The Brunswick Hospital, Supply. 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 orial Hospital. 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 boro. ETTIE MAE LONG Ettie Mac Long, 69, of Ash, died April 18 in The Brunswick Hospital, Supply. 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 ty 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 dren. 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 Memorial Gardens. 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 WATKINS 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 ed. 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 Center, Wilmington. 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 tery. 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. 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