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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, October 28, 1993, Page PAGE 7-B, Image 19

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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 mington 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 church cemetery. 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 nephews. 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 War II. 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 Center, Wilmington. The funeral was Oct. 21 at Per kinsville Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemeterv. DIANA WINDHAM 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 port. The funeral was Oct. 22 at Mc Coy-Grecne-Herring Funeral Home, Southpurt Burial was in John Smith Cemeterv. 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 Keever Walker. 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.) Community Hospital. The funeral was Oct. 27 in Kearns Funeral Home Chapel. Whitehouse, N.J., officiated by the Rev. 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 Kruysman Usher. 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 Department. 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 Shallotte. 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 church. 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 three stepgrandchildren. RILEY ALTON EVANS Riley Alton Evans. K7. of Supply died Oct. 21 at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. Wilmington. The funeral was Oct. 24 in Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service Chapel. Supply, with the Rev. Truette Rogers officiating. Burial was in the Georgetown-Holden Cemetery 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 three great-grandchildren. 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 Blanchie Gause. 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 Ash. 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 Oakdale Cemetery. 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 Smith Mrs. Smith was a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church. 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 child. 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 Church. Suthport. 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 cemetery. 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 ogist. 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 Beach 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. JOE DENNIS The funeral for Joe Dennis ol Supply was held Oct. 24 in Cedar Cirove Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Freeman (iause. officiating. Burial was in the Riley Hewett ( emetery. Survivors include his wife. Annie M Dennis of Supply Shallotte River Power Squadron 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 spokesperson said. Holden Beach Voters ELECT Dwight Carroll SOUTH ATLANTIC MONUMENT CO. 1913 Hwy. 905, Conway, S C. 29526 Office (803)365-1353 Mack Hutson Diane Inman Bobby McCormick (803)397-5981 (919)287-4778 (803)756-7106 OHM THE BRUNSWICK BEACON I Drive A Little To Save A Lot ! "Your" Brunswick county Chevrolet-Ceo Dealer Hwy. 17 N. * Shallotte * 754-7117 ? 1^800-242-0373 n New '94 Geo Storm 2+2^, Sport Coupe, Stk #1646. 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