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Deaths And Funerals
Friedrich Herman Stutzenberger
of Carolina Beach died at his resi
dence the week of Dec. 6.
The funeral was Dec. 16 in the
Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel.
Shallotte, conducted by the Rev.
Earl Pigott. Burial was in Brunswick
Memorial Gardens. Shallotte. with
full military honors.
He was horn in Charleston, S.C..
on Dec. 24. 1937. a son of Elise
Brown Stutzenberger of Charleston
and the late Karl H. Stutzenberger.
He was retired from the U.S. Coast
Survivors in addition to his moth
er include a son. Friedrich H. Stut
zenberger Jr. of Wilm.; four daugh
ters. Teresa Pigott of Supply. Peggy
Camp of Winnabow, Donna Le
Blanc of Wilm. and Tabatha Stut
zenberger of Leland; a brother. Karl
H. Stutzenberger of Marshfield.
Mass.; a sister. Anita Stutzenberger
of Charleston. S.C.; and 1 1 grand
AIRE ELIZABETH LOVE
Aire Elizabeth Love Caudle. 73.
of Shallotte. died Dec. 13 in Wake
Medical Center. Raleigh.
The funeral was held Dec. 16 at
Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel. Con
cord. by Elder Rom Kerley. Burial
was in Carolina Memorial Park.
She was born July 10, 1920. in
Stanly County the daughter of De
wey and Addie Blanche Kiser Love.
Mrs. Caudle was retired from Can
non Mills Co., where she worked 38
years as a weaver. She was a mem
ber of Mills Chapel Primitive Bap
She was married to the late Jessie
Survivors include two daughters.
Martha Louise Carlisle of Wendell
and Myrtle Maxine Hampton of
Shallotte; five brothers. Lee Love,
Earl Love. Martin Love and Gene
Love, all of Stanfield. and Lloyd
Love of Ml. Pleasant; three sisters,
Emma Crisco and Betty Reeder.
both of Locust, and Louise Bauxley
of Florida; five grandchildren; and
FLORENCE ABBIE BITNEY
Florence Abbie Bitney, 70. of
Southport died Dec. 13 in Dosher
A memorial service was held
Dec. 16 in the chapel of Southport
Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne
Bitney was Kirn July 6, 1923, in
Dallas. Texas, daughter of the late
Lloyd E. and Ima Crosbv Wells. She
moved here from Beckley, W.Va., in
She was a certified genealogy
records searcher and taught genealo
gy courses at BCC for three years.
She was a member of Southport
Baptist Church, Daughters of the
American Revolution, United
Daughters of the Confederacy, the
Auxiliary of Gideons International.
Southport Historical Society, and
numerous other genealogical and
Survivors include her husband,
Raymond H. Bitney Jr. of the home;
a son, Raymond H. Bitney III of the
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Star;
a daughter, Martha Diane Gilles of
Redmond. Wash.; and a brother,
Lloyd C. Wells of Arlington, Va.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Southport Baptist Church
RUTH MOZINGO ROURK
Ruth Mozingo Rourk, 73, of Le
land died Dec. 15 in New Hanover
Regional Medical Center. Wilm.
The funeral was Dec. 18 at Le
land Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Sunday Worship Service
Church School For All Ages
Old Georgetown Road
Dr. Francis M. Womack, Jr., Minister
Nursery Provided ? Casual Dress
United Methodist Church
8:00 AM Worship Service
9:00 AM Christian Education Hour
9:30-10:00 AM Fellowship Time
1 0:00 AM Worship Service
CASUAL DRESS ? NURSERY PROVIDED
Pastor: The Rev. Jerry Lowry
1300 Seaside Rd. SW (Hwy. 904)
Worship Scrvicc Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting In Shallottc Middle School
Pastor Donald R. Safrit
Billy Buchanan officiating. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Rourk was born in Pitt
County on Dec. 27, 1919. the
daughter of (he late Jesse A. and
Queen Victoria Williams Mozingo.
She was the wife of the late George
She had retired from the U.S. Pos
tal Service after working 23 years at
the Leland Post Office. She was a
member of Leland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son. John
Thomas Rourk of Leland; three
granddaughters. Dawn R. Palmatier
and Alexius R. Rourk, both of
Leland. and Misty L.. Rourk of
Rocky Mount: a sister. Margaret
Joyner of Farmville; and one great
Memorials may be made to The
American Cancer Society, 1310 S.
16th Street, Wilmington. N.C.
28401 or to The American Lung
Association, 4006 Oleander Drive,
Wilmington. N.C. 2X403.
JACK EDWARD BIGGERS
Jack Edward Biggers, 70. of
Shallotte died Dec. 18.
The funeral was Dec. 21 at Mc
Ewen Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Burial was in Sharon Memorial
Survivors include a son. Larry
Edward Biggers of Charlotte; a
daughter. Reita B. Daniels of Law
renceville, Ga.; and three grandchil
VIRGINIA M. WINTERS
Virginia M. Winters, 71, died
Dec. 18 at her home at Sunset
A memorial service was held
Dec. 20 in the Brunswick Funeral
Service Chapel. Shallotte. by the
Rev. Dr. Francis Womack.
Mrs. Winters was born May 18,
1922, in Lexington to the late Ben
and Margret Miller.
Survivors include her husband,
Zane G. Winters; her son, Zane G.
Winters Jr.; and daughter. Vicki W.
Caldwell of Hendersonville; two
brothers. Arthur L. Miller of Green
ville, N.C., and Holt F. Miller of
Norfolk, Va.; and sister. Helen M.
Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo.
ELLIS ERVIN LEWIS
Ellis Ervin Lewis. 43, of Bolivia
died Dec. 18 in Dosher Memorial
The funeral was Dec. 21 at Ant
ioch Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Arthur Yount and the Rev. Truette
He was born in Southport on Dec.
14. 1950. the son of the late Ellis H.
and Nellie Bowling Lewis. He was a
member of Antioch Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may
be made to the Lottie Moon Christ
mas Offering or to a ministry or
charity of the giver's choice.
JEANETTE D. SMITH
Jeanette D. Smith, 53, of Supply
died Dec. 16 at N.C. Memorial
Hospital, Chapel Hill.
A memorial service was held
Dec. 19 in Coble Ward-Smith Fun
eral Service Chapel. Supply, with
the Rev. Norman Gunther officiat
Mrs. Smith was born on March
17. 1 940, the daughter of Karl and
Erma Denmark of Winter Haven.
Survivors in addition to her par
ents include her daughter. Mary Jo
Combs of Supply; two sons, Keith
Dcmpsey and Mark Dempsey. both
of Live Oak. Fla.; a stepson. Tim
Smfth of Batesburg. S.C.; a brother.
Emory Denmark of Winter Haven.
Fla.; and four grandchildren.
THOMAS B. HOC, AN
Thomas Bryant "Jack" Hogan.
62. of Ash died Dec. 16 in New
Hanover Kegional Medical Center.
The funeral was Dec. 19 in The
Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day
Saints in Shallotte, with Elder David
Leggett, Brother Wycuff Skippper
and Brother Danny Gore officiating.
Burial was in the Inman Cemetery
Home in Ash.
Born Aug. 7. 1931. in Laurinburg.
he was a son of Vester Hogan and
the late Mae Smith Hogan.
Survivors in addition to his father
include his wife, (.aura Brondell
King Hogan; four sons. Gary Hogan
of Sandy, Utah. David Hogan of
Riverside, Calif., and Danny Hogan
and Jackie Hogan, both of Ash;
three brothers, Russell Hogan of
Burlington. Richard Hogan of Thun
derbolt. Ga., and Henry Hogan of
Corrigan, Texas; a sister. Evelyn
Hilton of Burlington; and seven
CHARLOTTE FLEMING GIBSON
Charlotte Fleming Gibson, 74, of
Wilmington died Dec. 19 in New
Hanover Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service was conduct
ed Dec. 22 in St. James Episcopal
Church. Wilmington, by the Rev. Dr.
Renfro Sproul. The funeral was Dec.
22 in Gibson United Methodist
Church. Gibson, by the Rev. Kay
Johnson. Burial was in Gibson Cem
etery in Gibson.
Mrs. Gibson was born in Wilson
on Feb. 4. 1919, the daughter of the
late Allie Wiggins and Louise Wil
liams Fleming. She was the wife of
the late Frank B. Gibson.
She was a member of Gibson
United Methodist Church and at
tended St. James Episcopal Church
since moving to Wilmington in
Survivors include her sons. Frank
B. Gibson Jr. of Wilmington and
Allie Fleming Gibson of Ocean Isle
Beach; four grandchildren; and sev
eral nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to
Gibson United Methodist Church,
RO. Box 181, Gibson, N.C. 28343
or to the Boys and Girls Home of
Lake Waccamaw, RO. Box 127,
Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450.
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?1993 THE BRUNSWICK BEACON
PHOTO BY DAPHNE YARBtOUGH
Loved Ones Remembered
A candlelighting ceremony last Thursday night at Lower Cape Fear Hospice's "Love Light" tree on
the grounds of The Brunsw ick Hospital gave participants an opportunity to remember and honor loved
ones and ohser\<e the season of Advent. From the left above are Carmen McDowell, Myrna McSwain,
Janette Brown, Jean Pelletier, Laney Blanton. the Rev. Richard Warner and Sue McCann. Special
music was provided by The Missionaires.
Seaside Church Sets Christmas Eve Service
Seaside United Methodist Church
will celebrate Christmas Eve with a
service of lessons and carols, con
cluding with a candle-lighting.
The service begins at 6:30 p.m.
Friday. Dec. 24. Gigi Gore will play
for the service. Doreen Lowry will
sing "O Holy Night." Geri Piazza
and Candie Macon will be accompa
nied by Scott Macon on recorder in
the singing of a French carol, "He is
Born, the Holy Child." The tone
chimes choir will participate in the
Seaside UMC is located on N.C.
1 79 between Grissettown and Sun
set Beach. Marjorie Crissman is the
director of music.
Two events celebrating Christmas
are planned at Village Point United
Methodist Church this week.
The youth of the church were to
present the Christmas story Wednes
day. Dec. 22. at 7 p.m.. followed by
a candlelight service and then re
freshments and a visit from Santa
On Friday. Dec. 24. also at 7 p.m..
a Christmas Eve worship service is
All are invited, said spokesman
The church is located on Village
Point Road near Shaliotte Point.
Five Masses Offered
St. Brendan's Catholic Church
will celebrate Mass five times dur
ing Christmas, beginning with a 10
p.m. Vigil Mass Friday. Dec. 24.
Other services will be at 8 a.m.
and 10:15 a.m. Christmas Day. Dec.
25. and Sunday. Dec. 26. The regu
All Ages Sunday SchooMOOO am
Worship and Communion- 1 1 .00 am
Sunday Evening Wofship-7:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Worship-7.00 pm
casual dross * nursery provided
Jack D. Hancox, Pastor
1672 Mt. Pisgah Rd. SW
Si nee rest Thanks
From Ihc Family of
Leo B. Hewett
Many thanks to everyone
for Lheir prayers, food,
flowers. thoughtfulness and
fellowship during Lhis most
difficult lime. TTiank you all
from the bottom of our
hearts and may Cod bless
lar 5 p.m. Mass will not be held
The church is located on U.S. 17
about two miles south of Shallotte.
Brunswick Islands Baptist Church
will hold two special communion
services on Dec. 24.
The Christmas Eve services will
take place at 6 and 8 p.m. at the
church, which is at the junction of
N.C. 130 and Mt. Pisgah Road near
A series of special services are
planned as the people of St. James
the Fisherman Episcopal Church
On Christmas Eve, Friday. Dec.
24, the church plans a 6 p.m. family
celebration of the nativity with the
sacrament of Holy Eucharist, and an
1 1 p.m. festive choral celebration of
the nativity, also with the Holy
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated
Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 10:30
a.m., and Sunday, Dec. 26 at 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m.
Special Service Set
The Oak Island Presbyterian
Church will host a special Christmas
Eve service Dec. 24.
The church will be open from 7
8:30 p.m. for whose who wish to
meditate or pray. Afterward, the
Lord's Table will be open for the
taking of Holy Communion.
Quiet music will be provided, and
members and visitors may come and
go at their convenience. The public
and all denominations are invited.
On Sunday, Dec. 26, Sunday
School will be at 9:15 a.m., with
worship services at 1 0: 1 5.
Camp United Methodist will hold
a candlelight worship service Christ
mas Eve, Dec. 24, beginning at 7
This service will feature special
music from the chancel choir, cele
bration of Holy Communion, and a
presentation of the Christmas story
concluding with candles and the
singing of "Silent Night."
All are welcome.
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The people of St. James the Fisherman
Episcopal Church wish you and yours the
peace and joy of this season now and always.
We invite you to celebrate the birth of our
Savior at any of our special Christmas
CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24
6:00 pm-Family Celebration of the Nativity with Eucharist
11:00 pm-Festive Choral Celebration of the Nativity with
^ CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25
10:30 am-Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
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