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RUPERT U W1LLIFORD
Rupert L. Williford, 71, of
Yaupon Beach died March 26 at
Dosher Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held March
30 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral
Home, Fayetteville, with burial in
Lafayette Memorial Park,
Catherine "Maggie" Ward, 75, of
Pine Street, North Myrtle Beach,
S.C., died March 29 at Grand Strand
Burn Oct. 27, 1918, in Hicknians
Crossroads, she was a daughter of
the late Lorcntus Jcnrctte and Florrie
Mae McLamb Jenrette. She was a
waitress with Hoskins Restaurant in
North Myrtle Beach since 1955. She
attended Lakeside Baptist Church
and was the widow of tlollis Ward.
She is survived by a son, James
"Siggy" ward of North Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; a daughter. Peggy
Kellough of Columbus, Ohio; a
brother, Jerome Jenrette of Hick
mans Crossroads; a sister, Edith
Hickman of Hickmans Crossroads;
and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March
31 at Lakeside Baptist church with
the Rev. James Mezick officiating.
Burial was in Siphew Cemetery,
Memorials may be made to
Lakeside Baptist Church Building
Fund, 11th Avenue N., North Myrtle
Beach SC 29582.
BERTHA McCALL TINSLEY
Bertha McCall Tinsley, 103, of
Brevard, died March 29.
The eldest of nine children and a
Transylvania County native, she was
a daughter of the late Wesley C. and
Martha Bracken McCall. She was
preceded in death by her husband.
Joseph H. Tinsley, who died in
1984, and a daughter, Irene Tinsley
Survivors include a daughter,
Mary Alice Allen of Brevard; four
grandchildren including Martha Jo
ilall of Shallotte Point, and five
great-grandchildren, including R.
Forest Hall IV of Ocean Isle Beach.
The funeral was held April 1 at
First Baptist Church of Brevard.
WALTER S. BLIZARD
Walter Stanley Wizard. XO, a resi
dent of Autumn Care of Shallotte,
died March 29.
Born Dec. 6. 1913, in Philadelph
ia, Pa., he was a son of the late John
Walter Frederick and Elizabeth
Ellwanger Blizard. Before retiring,
he was the vice president of Tension
Survivors include two daughters,
Carol Saylor of Roslyn, Pa., and
Elizabeth Clayton of Dresher, Pa.;
13 grandchildren and 15 great
A private funeral was held.
ROBERT GILBERT MURRAY
Robert Gilbert Mujrray of Sea
Pines community, Southport, died
March 30 at Dosher Memorial
Hospital. The funeral was held in
J.W. Baxley of Leland died
March 30 in I lillhaven Convalescent
He was born in Mation County,
S.C., on Dec. 29, 1924, the son of
the late Winfred J. and Ethel
He was a deacon of Leland Bap
tist Church, a member of Hiran
Lxidge 110 A I- & AM, Flat Rock,
Michigan. He was retired from Du
pont Corp. and was a veteran of
World War 11, having served in the
Surviving are his wife, Bernice
White Baxley of the home; two
daughters, Carroll Baxley of the
home and Margie B. Saburn and
husband Gary of Ixland; a son, John
Baxley and wife Betty Newkirk
Baxley of Wilmington; four grand
children and a sister, Linda Dennis
of Gresham, S.C.
Funeral services were held April
2 in Leland Baptist Church by Dr.
Bill licnnctt and the Rev. Billy
Buchanan. Burial was in the Leland
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the
Leland Rescue Squad.
J.W. Baxley of Leland died
March 30 at Hillhaven Convalescent
Center. The funeral was held April 2
at lx-land Baptist Church with burial
in Iceland Baptist Church Cemetery.
ALV1N ISAAC DOBY
Alvin Isaac Doby, 83, of East
Nash Street, Southport, died April I
at Dosher Memorial Hospital. The
funeral was held April 5 at Center
view Baptist Church, Kannapolis,
with burial in Carolina Memorial
FRANCES ELIZABETH BETSY
Frances Elizabeth Betsy Carroll
arvey of Brunswick Place, Ixland,
r a.:..! Apr:! 2 ?" New Hanover
Regional Medical Center.
; She wiis born in Hookerton on
Dec 10, 1931, the daughter of the
late Dr. Fountain Williams and Mary
Frances Albritton Carroll.
She held degrees from the Uni
versity of North Carolina at Greens
boro and the University of North
'Carolina Chapel Hill. She was a
Families To Meet
There will be a meeting of the
families connected with the
on Tuesday, April 12.
Family members will meet at
7 p.m. in the Mount Pisgah
Baptist Church fellowship hall.
long-time librarian with the New
Hanover County System.
She was a member of Downtown
Business and Professional Womens
Association of Wilmington, DAR,
American Association of University
Women, OPTl-Mrs. Club of St.
Petersburg, and Florida Chapter OP
TI-Mrs, both of which she served as
president. She was active in parents'
associations, St. Petersburg Scicncc
Center, Nature Museum of
Charlotte, Board of Symphony of
Charlotte and was one of a small
group of founders for Public TV of
the Tampa Bay area. She was an ac
tive member of Grace United
Among her survivors arc her hus
band, John Bruce Harvey of the
home; a daughter, Susan E. harvey
of Greensboro; a son, David B.
Harvey of Greensboro; her sister,
Mrs. Ellis (Jane) Vandergriff of Col
umbia, S.C.; a brother, John Ashby
Carroll of Hookerton.
Memorial services were conduct
ed April 4 at Grace United Meth
odist Church by the Rev. Jerry
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Weslcyan Class of
Grace United Methodist Church,
401 Grace St., Wilmington NC
SHIRLEY ANN SKIPPER
Shirley Ann Skipper McKenzic of
Maco Road, Lcland, died April 2 in
Davis Health Care.
She was born in Wilmington on
Oct. 4, 1944, the daughter of James
Skipper and the late Willie Mae
Ellis Skipper. She was a member of
Farmers Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to her fa
ther, are her husband. Jack William
McKenzie of the home; three chil
dren, Paul Gregory McKenzie,
Tammy Le-Ann Gore, Tracy
McKenzie Holt of Iceland; a brother,
James Irvin Skipper of Lcland; sis
ters Betty Mae Lane of Delco and
Mary Lou Cumbee of Southport;
and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted
April 5 in the Farmers Chapel
Baptist Church by the Rev. Edward
Morton and the Rev. Larry Knowles.
Burial was in Farmers Chapel
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Jimmie Holiday of Moss Court,
Iceland, died April 1 at New Han
over Regional Medical Center. The
funeral was held April 5 at Fifth
Avenue Baptist Church.
LUTHER JAMES ROGERS
Luther James Rogers, 74, died
April 3 in the Veterans Hospital in
Fayetteville. He was a native of
Horry County, S.C., and the son of
the late Luther Pink and Sarah
Elizabeth Rabon Rogers.
Funeral services were scheduled
for Wednesday, April 6, at 3 p.m. in
the Inman Chapel, conducted by
Elder George Paul, with interment in
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City.
He is survived by his wife, Emma
Neil Rogers of Tabor City; three
daughters, Kay Nobles of Lexing
ton, Betty Paul of Loris, S.C. and
Jcnnieficr Lane of Thomasville;
three sons, Larry Rogers of White
ville, Barry Dean Rogers of Ixxing
ton and Jerry Rogers of Tabor City;
a brother, Marion Rogers of Tabor
City; four sisters, Ludie Dover of
Concord, l^ela Osborne of Shallotte,
Clara Reasler of Charlotte and
Lillian Butler of Wilmington; 14
grandchildren and five great-grand
EDGAR G. BOWMAN
Edgar G. Bowman of Baltimore,
Md., died March 26.
He was the son of lla Mae Sells
Peoples Funeral Home
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Caison Bowman of Ocean Isle
Beach and the late John Roy Bow
man Sr., and was the husband of
Jeanette Haft Bowman of the home.
i lv Wis the father of Debbie
Lemon and husband Ed of Shallottc,
Edgar G. Bowman Jr. and wife
Teresa of Wilmington and Brenda
Jean Redwine and husband Jackie of
Boone. He is also survived by sisters
Jean Ingram and Virginia Simpson;
brother John R. Bowman Jr.; and
Funeral services were private.
MARGARET G. PIERCE
Margaret Gore Pierce, 76, of the
Pircway community died April 3 at
Loris Community Hospital after an
Bom in Columbus County, she
was a daughter of the late Major and
Lula Cox Gore. She was a home
maker and a member of Olyphic
Baptist Church. She was the widow
of John Pierce.
Survivors include a son. Wade
Pierce of Whiteville; a daughter.
Barbara Solomon of Atlanta; a bro
ther, Billy Gore of Tabor City; three
sisters, Irene Smith and Alma Gore,
both of labor City, and Carolyn
Babson of Ash; two grandchildren
and a great-grandchild.
The funeral was held April 5 at
Olyphic Baptist Church with the
Rev. J.M. Gore officiating. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
LILLIAN E. STUTTS
Lillian Eden Stutts, 76, of Fay
ctteville, died April 2 in Cape Fear
Valley Medical Center.
She was retired from the Fort
Bragg Post Exchange and was a life
member of McPherson Presbyterian
The funeral was held April 4 in
MacPherson Presbyterian Church by
the Rev. Ixighton McKeithan, di
rected by Rogers and Breece Fu
neral Home. Burial was in the
Mrs. Stutts is survived by two
sons, Harold L. Stutts and Neil A.
Stutts. both of Fayetteville; a daugh
ter. Ruth S. Dees of Lcland; two sis
ters, Marie V. Edens and Margaret
D. Edens, both of Fayetteville; eight
grandchildren and two great-grand
Memorials may be made to
MacPherson Presbyterian Church
Cemetery Fund, 3525 Cliffdale Rd.,
Fayetteville NC 2831W.CELESTE
Funeral services for Celeste Frink
McNeil of Shallottc were conducted
April 5 at Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church by the Rev. V.R. Cherry,
with burial in the Piggotte Cemetery.
Survivors include sons John
McNeil, Kenneth McNeil, James
Otis McNeil, Ronnie McNeil,
LaSalle McNeil and Tommy
McNeil, all of Shallotte; daughters
Blandia McNeil, Sandra McNeil,
Trina McNeil and Selena McNeil,
all of Shallotte; a sister, Arlene
Frink Hill, and brother Harlee Frink,
Willie Frink, Rollion Frink and
Raymond Evans, 66, of Nakina
died March 31 in Columbus County
Final rites were conducted April 2
at Polcy Bridge Baptist Church by
the Rev. Glenn Lane, with burial in
the New Britton Baptist Church
Survivors include his wife, Betty
E.A. Evans; a son, Raymond M.
Evans of Ash; a daughter, Rebecca
Ann Lowrey of Nakina; brothers
Wendell Evans, Randall Evans,
Norwood Evans and Curtis Evans,
all of Nakina; and eight grandchil
Alma Louise Newton Sanders,
76, died in Visalia, Calif., April 3.
Born in Wilmington, she had
lived in the area of Lindsay, Terra
Bella, Porterville and Tulare, Calif.,
for 26 years and attended Terra
Bella Presbyterian Church. She was
a teacher with the Lindsay Unified
She was the widow of Adam
Sanders of Tulare, Calif., and was
the sister of Lindberg Ixwis of
Southport, S.W. Lewis Jr. of Shal
lotte. Richard Lewis of Shallotte,
F-rsell Hewitt of Shallotte and Fair
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Other survivors include son Har
old J. Newton of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
and daughters Carol Joyce Cirinolds
of San Jose, Calif and Patricia Har
vey of Sacramento, Calif.; stepsons
Adam Sanders. Grady Sanders and
Larry Sanders, all of Washington,
and Terry Sanders of Porterville,
v tlili., .MV^AIUU^lllVl.f IVIU
Sherri Holdridge. Dale Marie San
ders, Sonny Van Kempen and Patsy
'ITiurman, all of California; and nu
merous children, grandchildren.
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
son, Theodore L. Newton Jr.; step
son, Lloyd Sanders, brother. Chap
mar. Lewis, und sister, M;iry furrnll
Graveside services were sched
uled tor Wednesday, April 6, at 1:30
p.m. at Vandalia Cemetery in Porte
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