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Local Deaths And Funerals
MARY ANN CAISON RICH
Mary Ann Caison Rich. 66. of
Leland died Oct. 19 in New Han
over Regional Medical Center. Wil
The funeral was Oct. 21 in Le
banon Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Hugh Moore and the Rev. Wayne
Trexler officiating Burial was in the
Mrs. Rich was horn in Brunswick
County on Oct. S. 1427. the daugh
ter of the late Martha Willetts and
Wesley Wayne Caison Sr. She was a
member of Lebanon Baptist Church
and an active member of the Leland
Senior Citizens Group. She was re
tired from Bhxrk Shirt Factory.
Survivors include her husband.
Rupert Kudell Rich of the home; a
daughter. Derinda Caison Thrift of
Winnabow; two grandchildren; a
brother. Wesley Caison Jr. of Long
Beach; three sisters. Marie l.anilress
of Wilmington, and Joyce Caison
and Rillie Robbins. both of Win
nabow; and various nieces and
JESSE JAMES TURNER
Jesse James Turner. 67. of Wilm
ington died Oct. I1) in New Hanover
Regional Medical Center.
The funeral was conducted Oct.
22 in Pine Valley Church of God by
the Rev. Ronald Dyson. Burial was
in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Turner was born in Clarendon on
Nov. 12. 1925, the son of the late
Morgan and Beulah Cribb Turner.
He was a member of Pine Valley
Church of God. an employee of the
N.C. Department of Transportation
and a U.S. Navy veteran of World
Survivors include his wife, Emma
Eulene Turner of the home; four
daughters. Marion Huggins of Luris,
S.C., Charlene O'Connor of Kansas,
and Fredia Fipps and Sharon Brite.
both of Wilmington; two sons,
James Franklin Turner of Loris,
S.C., and Thomas Earl Turner of
Winnabow; two stepchildren, Ray
Simmons II and Delores Shirley; 15
grandchildren: six great-grandchil
dren; and three step-grandchildren.
BELINDA B. PERKINS
Belinda B. Perkins of Northwest
community. Leland, died Oct. 16 at
New Hanover Regional Medical
The funeral was Oct. 21 at Per
kinsville Baptist Church, with burial
in the church cemeterv.
Diana Windham of Leland died
Oct. 18 in New Hanover Regional
Medical Center. Wilmington.
Ihe funeral was held Ocl. 23 at
Spring Green Missionary Baptist
( hurch. Riegelwood. with burial in
the church ccmctcry.
CARRIE E. JACKSON
( 'arrie E. Jackson, 92. formerly of
Norfolk. Va.. died Oct. IX in Ocean
Trail Convalescent Center. South
The funeral was Oct. 22 at Mc
Coy-Grecne-Herring Funeral Home,
Southpurt Burial was in John Smith
BETSY WALKER BATSON
Betsy Walker Batson. 63, of
Wrightsville Beach died Oct. 20 in
New Hanover Regional Medical
Center, Wilmington. She was a na
tive of Brunswick County.
A graveside service was held Oct.
23 in Oleander Memorial Gardens
by the Rev. Carol Goehring.
Born in Brunswick County on
Dec. 23. 1929, she was the daughter
of the late John E. and Marion
Survivors include her husband,
John W, Batson Jr. of the home; four
sons, John Sutton and John Batson
III. both of Wilmington, and Richard
Batson and Terry Batson, both of
Orlando. Fla.; a daughter. Susan
Grier of Ballston Spa. N.Y.; a broth
er. Robert Walker of Clermont, Fla.;
two sisters. Dorothy Lewis of Butte,
Mont.. Barbara Lentz of Clifton
Heights. Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the
charity of the giver's choice.
WALTER L. USHER SR.
Walter L. Usher Sr., 77. of Cala
bash. died Oct. 21 in l^oris (S.C.)
The funeral was Oct. 27 in Kearns
Funeral Home Chapel. Whitehouse,
N.J., officiated by the Rev. l.ec
VanRensburg. Burial was in Fair
view Cemetery, Westfield. N.J.
He was born Feb. 19. 1916, in
Newark. N.J., the son of the late
William Arthur and Nettie Marie
Usher was a retired supervisor at
Ford Motor Co. in Edison. N.J. He
was a member of Calabash Elks
Lodge No. 2679. was active in the
Boy Scouts of America and was an
Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Virgi
nia (Ginny) Goins Usher of Cala
bash; two sons, Walter L. Usher Jr.
of Easley, S.C., and Michael Usher
of Clemson. S.C.; a daughter, De
borah Usher McKenna of White
house, N.J.; two brothers, Leslie C.
Usher of Brewster. Mass., and Art
hur W. Usher of Liverpool, N.Y.;
and five grandchildren.
The family asked that memorials
be made to the American Lung As
sociation for its Medical Education
Research Fund, PO. Box 27985.
Raleigh. N.C. 27(?ll.
ANSON ROLAND VARNAM
Anson Roland Varnam. W>, of
Supply died Oct. 22.
The funeral was Oct. 25 in Dixon
Chapel United Methodist Church,
with the Rev. Robert Tilley and the
Rev. Tracie Varnum officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Born in Brunswick County on
Jan. 5. 1927. he was a son of the late
William Henry and Minnie Hewett
Varnam. He worked tor the town of
Shallotte and was a charter member
of the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire
Survivors include his wife. Paul
ine Griffin Varnam; a stepson. Jerry
Bostick of Lumberton; three step
daughters. Betty Champion of Var
namtown. Linda Combs of Cas
tleHayne and Carol I x'dtord of
Clayton; two brothers. Franklin Va
rnam and Legwin Varnam. both of
Varnamtown; a ister. Annis Fthelda
Steward of Hubert; eight grandchil
dren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
DOROTHY WICKES BABCOCK
Dorothy Wickes Babcock. ('(), of
Ocean Isle Beach, died Oct. 21 in
Autumn Care Nursing Home in
A memorial service was held at
noon Oct. 27 in St. James the Fis
herman Episcopal Church. Shallotte,
with the Rev. Richard Warner offici
ating. She was a member of the
Born May 13. 1903. in Camden.
N.J.. she was the daughter of the late
Clarence and Mary Brill Wickes.
She was preceded in death by her
husband. Juan Babcock.
Survivors include two sons,
Phillips Babcock of Boonton Town
ship. N.J.. and Richard Babcock of
Ocean Isle Beach; three grandchil
dren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St.
James The Fisherman Episcopal
Church Building Fund. P.O. Box 68.
Shallotte. N.C. 28459.
LUCILLE HOBBS BATTON
Lucille Hobbs Batton. 70. of Boil
ing Spring Lakes died Oct. 22 in
Pinnacle Care Center, Wilmington.
The funeral was Oct. 25 in Coble
Ward-Smith Funeral Service Chapel,
with the Rev. Gene Tilly, the Rev.
Dan Bennett and the Rev. Avery
Lumsden officiating. Burial was in
Wilmington National Cemetery.
Mrs. Batton was born Oct. 6.
1923, in Sampson County, the
daughter of the late William Wright
and Carrie Chestnut Hohbs. She was
a member of First Baptist Church of
Boiling Spring Likes. the VI W of
Boiling Spring Lakes and a lifetime
member of the Eastern Turfgrass
Association. She was preceded in
death bv her husband. Joseph Henry
Batton Sr.. and a son. Joseph Henry
Bat ton Jr.
Survivors include a son. Gene
Batton of Morchead City; two
daughters, Marcia James of Castle
Hayne and Pat Taylor of Wilming
ton; a brother. Willie Hohbs of New
ton Grove; two grandchildren; and
RILEY ALTON EVANS
Riley Alton Evans. K7. of Supply
died Oct. 21 at Cape Fear Memorial
The funeral was Oct. 24 in Coble
Ward-Smith Funeral Service Chapel.
Supply, with the Rev. Truette Rogers
officiating. Burial was in the
Mr. Evans was born in Brunswick
County on Aug. 5. 1906. the son of
the late Tim and Ida Sellers Evans.
He was a member of Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church and a member of the
Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife. Eve
lene Evans of the home; two step
, sons. Gene Brown of Erie. Pa., and
Wayne Brown of Supply; a step
daughter. Clara Faye Bessetti of
Erie, Pa.; three sisters. Odell Suggs.
Nealie Cumbee and Reba Sellers, all
of Supply; 12 grandchildren; and
WILLIE H. BRYANT
Willie Harvey Bryant of Supply
died Oct. 20 in New Hanover Reg
ional Medical Center. Wilmington.
Survivors include his wife.
Earnestine Bryant; a son. the Rev.
Dwight Bryant; and three sisters.
Ophelia White. Dorothy Hewett and
The funeral was Oct. 25 in Cedar
Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in
the Riley Hewett Cemetery.
MARY HELEN HARRELSON
Mary Helen Harrelson, 49. of
Ash. died Oct. 21 in Columbus
County Hospital. Whiteville.
The funeral was Oct. 25 in
Soldier Bay Baptist Church. Ash.
officiated by the Rev. Charlie Smith
and the Rev. Charles Hilburn. Burial
was in the Smith family cemetery in
She was born in Brunswick
County on March 29, 1944, the
daughter of the late Joe and Sara
Arlene Little. She was a member of
Soldier Bay Buptisl Church.
Survivors include her stepfather.
Roland D. Simmons; two sons.
Bobby liarrelson of Ash and
Stephen Ray Marshburn of Farm
ville; three sisters. Eva Mae Smith
and Elaine Smith of Ash and Gladys
Granford of Kinston.
MADGE CUM BEE SMITH
Madge C'umbee Smith. S3, of
Wilmington, died Oct. 24 in New
Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The funeral was to be held at I
p.m. today (Thursday) in the
Andrews Mortuary Market Street
Chapel, with the Kc\ Skip Williams
officiating. Burial was to be in
She was born in Southport on
Feb. 27. 1910. the daughter of the
late Ephriam and Mary C'lemmons
Cumbee. She was preceded in death
by her husband, William Donald
Mrs. Smith was a member of
Fifth Avenue United Methodist
Survivors include her son. Donald
Wilson Smith of the home; three sis
ters. Elizabeth Evans and Lynn
Jones of Wilmington and Louise
Fredrick of Westfield. N.Y.; three
grandchildren; four great-grandchil
dren; and one great-great-grand
RACHEL AUSTIN MOULTON
Rachel Austin Moulton, 72. of
Long Beach died Oct. 24 at home.
A memorial esrvice was held Oct.
26 in Trinity United Methodist
RAMONA EARL MCLAMB
Ramona Earl McLamb. 63. of
Calabash, died Oct. 26 at her home.
The funeral was to he held Wed
nesday. Oct. 27. at 3 p.m. in Bethel
Primitive Baptist Church at Hick
man's Crossroads, with Elder W.C.
Mintz. Elder Newell Helms and
Elder W.M. Benton officiating.
Burial was planned in the church
She was the daughter of the late
William Joseph and l.ydia Edna
Todd Mrl amb. She was a member
of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church,
and was a retired licensed cosmetol
Survivors include her daughter,
lidna Woods ot Calabash, a grand
daughter. Alex Woods, and a broth
er. W.J. Mcl.amb Jr ot Ocean Isle
Mrs McLamb's body was to lie
in state at her home until 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, then lie in state one
hour prior to the service.
The funeral for Joe Dennis ol
Supply was held Oct. 24 in Cedar
Cirove Missionary Baptist Church
with the pastor, the Rev. Freeman
Burial was in the Riley Hewett
Survivors include his wife. Annie
M Dennis of Supply
Yard Sale Slated
The Shallotte River Power Squad
ron's annual benefit yard sale has
been scheduled lor Saturday. Nov. 6
from S a.m. until noon.
Location of the yard sale will be
in front of Brunswick Building
Supplies on Highway I7li between
Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach.
Proceeds from the sale will be
used to help further boating safety
and education in the Shallotte and
surrounding areas, a squadron
Holden Beach Voters
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