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JAMES TIMOTHY STANLEY
James Timothy Stanley, 19, of
Ash, died Sept. 7 in Shallotte.
The funeral was Sept. 10 in the
Inman Funeral Home Chapel, con
ducted by the Rev. George Speake.
Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Ash.
He was a native of Horry County,
S C., and the son of James Ervin
Stanley and Elizabeth Ann Cox.
Survivors include his father. Ervin
Stanley of Shallotte; his mother,
Elizabeth Ann Cox of Calabash; a
sister, Susan Stanley of Shallotte;
and his paternal grandfather, Tink
Stanley of Ash.
HERMINE BOERA ARNOLD
Hermine Boera Arnold. 101, of
Southport, died Sept. 7 in Dosher
A graveside service was conduct
ed Sept. 8 in Northwood Cemetery,
Southport, with the Rev. Robert
She was bom in New York City
on Dec. 27, 1891, the daughter of
the late Casimir and Hermine Jerrod
Boera. She moved here 73 years
ago. Previously she was employed
as an interpreter for Macy's Depart
ment Store. In Southport, she assist
ed Dosher Memorial Hospital and
various shipping lines with interpre
tation services. She was a charter
member of Live Oak Chapter No.
1 79, Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include three sons,
Thomas Hoylc Dosher, Albert
Arthur Dosher and John Richard
Dosher. all of Southport; a daughter,
Hermine Hall of Harrells; 1 1 grand
children; and nine great-grandchil
Memorial contributions may be
made to Dosher Memorial Hospital.
MAULCIE WILLETTS MILLS
Maulcie Willetts Mills, 90, of
Winnabow died Sept. 8 in Eliza
bethtown Nursing Center.
The funeral was Sept. 11 in Zion
United Methodist Church, officiated
by the Rev. Billy Peele. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Mills was born in Brunswick
County on Feb. 22, 1903, the daugh
ter of the late George Franklin and
Mary Lavton Gray Willetts. She was
preceded in death bv her husband,
John H. Mills Sr.
She was a member of Zion United
Methodist Church at Town Creek
and was retired from Belk-Beery.
Survivors include a son, Frank
Mills of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother,
Roger Willetts of Williamsburg, Va.;
two sisters, Dorothy Cyphus and
Mrs. Lillian Thomas, both of Lake
Worth, Fla.; seven grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; and three
BRYAN KEITH LEWIS
Bryan Keith Lewis, 30. of Wil
mington died Sept. 8 in Columbus
County Hospital, Whiteville as a re
sult of a highway accident.
The funeral was Sept. II in Mt.
Pisgah Baptist Church in Supply,
with the Rev. Texas Dale Holden
and the Rev. Merle Martin officiat
ing. Burial was in the Georgetown
Holden Cemetery, Supply.
Mr. Lewis was bom in Southport
on July 27, 1963, the son of John
James "Toby" Lewis of Longwood
and Mildred Royals Dickerson of
Supply. He was an avid Softball play
er. At the time of his death he was
employed by Federal Paper Board
Co. at its Armour Plant in Riegel
wood. He was preceded in death by a
half-brother, Shawn Briggs, and a
niece, Carol Ann Lewis.
Survivors in addition to his par
ents include his wife, Toni Fowler
Lewis of the home; maternal grand
mother, Linnie Royals of Supply; a
brother, James Craig Lewis of
Vamamtown; and two sisters, Lisa
Lewis Varnam of Vamamtown and
Kristi Lewis Cannon of Supply.
MARY BRISSON GEARHART
Mary Brisson Gearhart, 73, of
Route 1, Parkton, died Sept. 9 in
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
A graveside service was held
Sept. 12 in Parkton Cemetery, with
the Rev. Howard R. Lucas Jr. offici
She was born July 1, 1920, the
daughter of the late John Rubin and
Lula Canady Brisson. She was the
widow of John Henry Gearhart Sr.
Mrs. Gearhart was a homemaker,
a member of Parkton Baptist Church
and a graduate of Parkton High
Survivors include two sons, Dan
iel H. Gearhart of Holden Beach and
John H. Gearhart Jr. of Hope Mills;
a daughter, Susan M. Gearhart of the
home; two sisters, Nadine Harrell of
Raeford and I.^rothy Hauisey of
Parkton; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two
brothers and a sister.
Crumwell Sellers, 78, of Chad
bourn died Sept. 9 in The Brunswick
The funeral was Sept. 12 in Beav
erdam Freewill Baptist Church, with
the Rev. Jackie Godwin and the Rev.
Charles Dudley officiating. Burial
was in McPherson Cemetery in
A native of Columbus County, he
was the son of the late Bud and
Flora Jane McPherson Sellers.
Survivors include his wife, Mary
Edith Sellers; four daughters, Carol
Sellers Kelly of Calabash, Kaye Sel
lers Johnson and Sue Sellers Tyler,
both of Chadbourn, and Terry Sel
lers of Fair Bluff; three sons, Johnny
Sellers and Landis Sellers, both of
Chadbourn, and Jerry Sellers of Cla
rendon; two sisters, Eleverta John
son of Chadbourn and Agnes Cart
rette of Clarkton; 12 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
THELMA CARTER BLAKE
Thelma Carter Blake, 90, of Wa
tha died Sept. 10 at her home.
The funeral was Sept. 13 at Quinn
-McGowen Funeral Home Chapel
by the Rev. Merrell McKoy. Burial
was in Livingston Baptist Church
Survivors include her four daugh
ters, Geraldine Jackson of Wilming
ton, Mrs. Jerry (Alice) Hershley of
Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Ron (Barbara)
Luakka of Milwaukee, Wis., and
Mrs. J.D. (Wanda) Caison of Watha;
two sons, Thomas W. Blake of Long
Beach and Joseph W. Blake of Rich
lands; 28 grandchildren; 42 great
grandchildren; and 10 great-great
WILLIAM ALAN MINTZ
William Alan Mintz, 29, of Le
land, died Sept. 8.
A graveside memorial service
was held Sept. 14 at Farmers Chapel
Baptist Church Cemetery, with the
Rev. Dan Bennett officiating.
Mr. Mintz was born in New
Hanover County on March 26, 1964,
the son of Nancy Fay Holmes Mintz
and the late William M. Mintz.
He was a U.S. Army and National
Guard veteran and was a member of
Farmers Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to his moth
er include his wife, Linda Steward
Mintz of the home; two sons,
William Alan Mintz and Andrew
Joseph Mintz, both of Leland; his
maternal grandparents, William and
Agnes Holmes of Leland; two broth
ers, Robin Wayne Mintz and Ricky
Barron Mintz, both of Leland.
RUBY PARKER DAVIS
Ruby Parker Davis of Bolivia
died Sept. 10 in Cape Fear Mem
orial Hospital, Wilmington.
The funeral was Sept. 14 in Ken
dall Chapel AME Church, with bur
ial in Drew Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband,
the Rev. Richard H. Davis Jr.; four
daughters, Synthia Davis Martin of
Newport News, Va., Carnetha "Con
nie" Jenkins, Angela Davis Hebert
of Bolivia and Tameka Davis of the
home; five sons, James Davis, Lyn
wood Davis, Preston "Dewitt" Davis
and Charles Davis, all of Bolivia,
and Alphonzo Davis of Olympia,
Wash.; four sisters, Mary Lillie Gar
rett, Rosa Lee Moore, Lucille Gard
ner and Retha Galloway.
Cardell Holden, 28, of Winnabow,
died Sept. 1 1 in Dosher Memorial
The funeral will be held Friday,
Sept. 17, at Christian Chapel AME
Zion Church, with burial in the fam
KENNETH GEORGE BEESTON
Kenneth George Beeston, 76, of
Chapel Hill and Holden Beach died
Sept. 12 at The Brunswick Hospital,
A graveside service was to be
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15,
in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
A native of Utica, N.Y., Mr. Bees
ton was a 1947 graduate of the Uni
versity of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill and a longtime resident of Cha
pel Hill. He was vice president of
Blue Shield Activities for N.C. Blue
Cross & Blue Shield for 36 years.
During World War II he served as a
B-26 navigator in the U.S. Army Air
Survivors include his wife of 48
years, Christine H. Beeston of the
home; a son, Michael D. Beeston of
Mooresville; a daughter, Rebecca B.
Lenchek of Chapel Hill; a sister,
Maxine B. Sandison of Hawaii; and
Memorials may be made to
Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad,
Supply, N.C. 28462.
Roosevelt Moses, 68, of Supply,
died Sept. 10 at his home.
The funeral was held Sept. 13 at
East Side Fellowship Church, Shal
lotte, with the Rev. Richard Colo
simo officiating. Burial was in
Galloway Cemetery, Supply.
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Survivors include his wife. Louise
Moses; three daughters. Donna
Moses, Sandra Moses and Diane
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Darryl Moses, Roosevelt Moses Jr.,
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ELIZABETH MARIE GREY
Elizabeth Marie Grey, 73, of Le
land died Sept. 12 in New Hanover
Regional Medical Center, Wilm
The funeral was 2 p.m. Wednes
day, Sept. 15, in New Hope Baptist
Church, with the Rev. Dwight Over
She was born in Brunswick
County on Sept. 29, 1919, the
daughter of the late Franklin Bruce
and Minnie Regan Russ. She was a
member of New Hope Baptist
Survivors include her son. W.
Allen Grey of Leland; two brothers,
Robert Russ of Fremont, Calif., and
Earl Russ of Leland; two sisters,
Doris Bordeaux and Bernice Mor
rill, both of Leland; a grandchild;
and a great-grandson.
Memorials mny be made to Ice
land Volunteer Rescue Squad. 1 (MM
Village Drive. Leland. N.C. 28451.
ANNIE KING PROSSER
Annie King Prosser, 48. of Leland
died Sept. 13 in New Hanover Reg
ional Medical Center. Wilmington.
The funeral was Sept. 15 at First
Apostolic Church in Southport. with
the Rev. David Kelly officiating.
Burial was in Northwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Prosser was born Sept. 13,
1945, in Columbus County, daugh
ter of the late Ruby Blanton and
Rufus V. King Sr. She was a gradu
ate of Southport High School.
Survivors include her husband.
Nathan F. Prosser Sr.; two sons, Na
than F. Prosser Jr. and Timmy Pros
ser, both of the home; three daugh
ters, Brenda Adams of Stark, Fla.,
Terrv Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.,
and Patricia Prosser of the home; 10
brothers. Rufus V. King Jr. and Rog
er Dale King, both of Southport, the
Rev. Henry King of Thomasville,
Albert B. King of Bolivia, George
Lee King, Danny Ray King and Ro
nald Dean King, all of Leland, John
Douglas King of Acme-Delco,
Christopher L. King of New Mexico
and Ricky Allen King of Long
Beach; four sisters, Betty Ashley of
High Point, Mary Frances Hodge of
Southport, Malzetta Richardson of
Spartanburg, S.C., and Diane Adele
Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla.; and six
HOYT F. SHELLEY
Hoyt F. Shelley, 79, of the Claren
don community near Tabor City,
died Sept. 10 in a Wilmington nurs
The funeral was Sept. 13 in
Clarendon Free Will Baptist Church,
conducted by the Rev. Bobby Cart
rette. Burial was in Forest Lawn
Survivors include his wife, Don
nie Fowler Shelley of the home; four
daughters, Sheila Campbell of Sun
set Beach, Ann Mansfield of Long
Beach, Margaret Lanier of Chad
bourn and Mary Jo Strickland of
Ceno Gordo; three sisters, Estelle
Shelley of Green Belt, Md.. Eunice
Floyd of Hyattsville. Md.. and Helen
Martin of College Park, Md.; eight
grandchildren; and three great
Richard Channing Joyner Sr., 42,
of Ocean Isle Beach, died Monday,
The funeral was to be held today
(Thursday) at 2 p.m. in Ocean View
Baptist Church, Ocean Isle Beach,
by the Rev. Macon Wood. Burial
will be in Smith Cemetery, White
He was the owner of Joyner &
Son Electrical Contractors and co
owner of Marsh Lighting Inc.. both
at Ocean Isle Beach.
Born in Montgomery, Ala., on
Oct. 3, 1950, he was the son of
Liston James Joyner of Ocean Isle
Beach and the late Juanita Elder
Survivors include his wife, Virg
inia Dare Soles Joyner of the home;
a son, Richard Channing Joyner Jr.
of Ocean Isle Beach; a daughter,
Jennifer Joyner of the home; a
brother. William Primm of Atlanta;
and several in-laws.
The family was to receive friends
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 15, at Brunswick Funeral
Service in Shallotte.
CHRISTIAN LEIGH RHODES
Christian (Cricket) Leigh Rhodes,
8, of Raeford died Monday. Sept. 13
at her home in Raeford.
The funeral was to be held at 10
a.m. today (Thursday) at First Bap
tist Church in Raeford by the Rev.
Max Evington. Burial was planned
in Raeford Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother and
stepfather, Wayne and Debbie
Manning of Raeford; her father and
stepmother, Darrell and Bridget
Rhodes of Burlington; a brother,
Brandon Rhodes of Raeford; a sister,
Amanda Holloway of Raeford; a
stepmother, Bryan Manning of Rae
ford; a stepsister, Jaclyn Parrish of
Burlington; maternal grandparents,
Ted and Edith McDonald Harris of
Fayetteville; paternal grandparents,
Donald and Linda Walker Rhodes of
Greensboro; paternal great-grand
mothers Mrs. Willie Newton and
Mrs. Grace Walker, both of Durham;
paternal step-grandparents, Clark
and Evelyn Manning Callahan of
Calabash; and Ken and Ida
Montgomery of Burlington.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Hoke County,
P.O. Box 879, Raeford, N.C. 28376.
| Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service
Church School For All Ages
Old Georgetown Road
Dr. Francis M. Womack, Jr., Minister
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Kennedy To Speak
At Aglow Meeting
Southport Women's Aglow will
welcome Nanc> Kennedy of Kins
ion as its September speaker.
The meeting will take place Sept.
18 at 10 a.m.. preceded by fellow
ship and refreshments at 9:30 at the
Senior Citi/ens Building on Atlantic
Street in Southport.
Kennedy is president of the Kins
ton Women's Aglow.
All women and teen-age girls are
invited. For more information, call
LaWanda Radford at 845-2968 or
Tuddie Dixon at 842-6565.
McDonald At Chapel
The Rev. Lloyd McDonald, a
Quaker from High Point, will lead
the Sept. 19 worship service at The
Holden Beach Chapel.
Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.
at the nondenominational chapel, lo
cated on Rothschild Street across
from Holden Beach Town Hall. A
nursery is provided.
Bethel United Methodist Church
of Bolivia will host "Homecoming
and Heritage Sunday" Oct. 3.
The day will celebrate Metho
dism. which began approximately
193 years ago in this area. The pro
gram will begin with Sunday school
at 10 a.m., followed by worship at
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
would like to welcome you to our...
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Worship Service 1 1:00 AM
Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wed. Bible Study 7:00 PM
Come and worship the Lord with us.
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Sunday Evening Worship-7:00 pm ]
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Jack D. Hancox, Pastor
1672 Mt. Pisgah Rd. SW
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After dinner, there will he music,
singing and reminiscing.
Revival Oct . 4-8
Friendship Baptist Church. Ash
Little River Road. Longwood, will
hold revival services Oct. 4-8 at
7:30 p.m. each evening.
The Rev. Landis Lancaster, pastor
of Shallotte First Baptist Church,
will be preaching nightly. Special
singing will be featured nightly also.
Members and visitors are invited,
said the church's pastor, the Rev.
Homecoming this Sunday will
kick off a four-day revival at Har
vest Fellowship Pentecostal Holi
ness Church, located on Gray
Bridge Road just outside Shallotte.
The Rev. Lin wood Butts, pastor
of Harvest Temple Church in New
Bern, will be guest speaker during
the revival, which begins with this
Sunday's service at 10:45 a.m.
There will be no service Sunday
night. Services Monday through
Wednesday will begin at 7:30 p.m.
There will be special singing each
night, said spokesperson Peggy Jor
United Methodist Church
8:00 AM Worship Service
9:00 AM Christian Education Hour
9:30-10:00 AM Fellowship Time
10:00 AM Worship Sen-Ice
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Pastor: The Rev. Jerry Lowry
1300 Seaside Rd. SW (Hwy. 9041
Worship Scrvice Sunday. 10:00 A.M.
Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting In Shallotte Middle School
Pastor Donald R. Safrit
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