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For Memorial Observance
A Brunswick County native will
be the featured speaker at a Martin
Luther King memorial observance
Sunday, Jan. ll>, at Ebcnc/.cr Mis
sionary Baptist Church in Wilming
A native of Southport, the Rev.
Alfon/a W. Fullwood is pastor of
Riley Hill Baptist Church in Wen
dell. He also is the Equal Employ
ment Opportunity Officer for the
N.C. Department of Correction and
teaches homilctics (preaching) at
Shaw Divinity School.
At the 7 p.m. candlelight ccrcmo
ny, he will speak on the "Promised
Land ? Who Holds the Key in To
day 's Generation?"
Fullwood holds bachelor of arts
and master nl divinity degrees from
*sh-*w' University 2nd Shuw Divinity
School in Raleigh. He has previous
ly served as a pastor of First Baptist
Church in Soulhport ami St. John
Missionary Baptist Church of Bo
He and his wife, the former Mar
lenc DeLois Parker of Soulhport,
have three children.
Ebcnczcr Baptist Church is locat
ed at 2929 Princess Place Drive.
Alter the Sunday, Jan. 19, ser
vices for St. Luke's Lutheran
Clfurch, the congregation will hold a
covered dish dinner at ShallottC
The event will be in commemora
tion of the third anniversay of mect
ini? at the school as a Lutheran con
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Stepps To Appear
The musical drama, I Dreamed /
Searched Heaven For You, will be
presented at Mount Olive Baptist
Church at Bolivia Sunday, Jan. 19,
at 10 a.m.
The play will be presented by the
Stcpp Family of Tuxedo. It deals
with key issues facing today's
church, said the Rev. Anthony
Clemmons, pastor. These include
family relationships, abortion, alco
holism anil more.
"The production is so chilling and
compelling that it promises to
deeply touch all...," said Clemmons.
The church is loeated on U.S. 17
adjacent to Brunswick Community
Fisherman Found In Creek
Died From Massive Stroke
Investigators say a Lclanil man
whose body was found floating in
Sturgeon Creek near Navassa last
Thursday. Jan. 9, died from a mas
sive cerebral stroke.
Robert Millard Joiner, 62, of
Route 4, Box 58, apparently died be
fore his body fell from a boat and in
to the water, said Cecil Logan,
Brunswick County Emergency Man
Joiner was found floating on his
back, said Logan, which usually
doesn't indicate a drowning. An au
topsy j)erlonncd in Jacksonville
Friday indicated the victim died
from a stroke, he said.
"Apparently, he was in the boat
and, when the attack occurred,
reached to get the throttle," Logan
spcculatcd. "The boat hit the bank
and flipped over."
The body was found floaung
about a quarter of a mile from the
bridge on Navassa Road (S.R. 1435),
about 200 yards from where his boat
struck the bank and overturned.
According to Detective Gary Shay
of the Bninswick County Sheriff's
Department, Joiner's wife became
worried around 3:30 p.m. when her
husband was late coming home.
She asked a friend, Larry Chris
topher Maultsby of Sturgeon Drive,
Lcland, if he would help look for
Joiner on the creek. Shay staled.
Maultsby and another friend,
Robert Charles Willetts, of Route 4,
Lcland, took Maultsby 's boat into
Sturgeon Creek to search for the vic
tim. They found him around 4:45
p.m. floating face up and not breath
ing, said Shay.
The Lcland Volunteer Rescue
Squad responded and transported
Joiner to The Brunswick Hospital in
Supply, where Brunswick County
Coroner Greg White ordered an au
Detectives said Joiner was check
ing fishing nets Thursday.
CEDAR GROVE AREA NEWS
New Year Observed
With Night Watch Service
15 Y BARBARA I IIKWETT
Members of Cedar Grove Mis
the close of one
year and the be
ginning of an
other with a
Dec. 3 1 Watch
Night service of
Prior to the
hkwktt service, the Gos
pel and Senior choirs gathered in the
upper room dining hall with Carlcne
Reaves, music department director,
lor a few words of praise for a job
well done in 1991 and a moment of
silent prayer in memory of deceased
Choir members shared personal
testimonies, exchanged secret pal
gifts and enjoyed a buffet dinner with
Gracie Hewetl and Helen Bellamy.
During the Watch Night service,
pianist Richard Bernard accompa
nied the choir. The Rev. Freeman
Gause, pastor, gave the invocation
and also a scrmonctte. At midnight
participants joined in a choral read
ing of praise, followed hy the bene
diction and an exchange of hugs and
New Year's greetings.
Many members of Cellar Grove
Church attended the third pastoral
anniversary celebration for Pastor
James Smith and family.
The Rev. Vaughn Cherry and the
Pleasant Hill Choir were in charge
of the ministry at the morning ser
vice. After a delicious fellowship
lunch the evening service was led by
the Rev. John Keel and Zion Plain
Church, Smith's "home" church.
Attendees presented the Smiths
with numerous gifts and salutations.
Happy birtJiday to Louise Riven
bark, Greta Galloway, David Gore,
Elbert Gore, Thomas Gause and
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to all who are weary and need rest;
to all who seek spiritual solution of their crushing problems;
to all who mourn and need comfort;
to all who wish to help in heralding the gospel of Jesus Christ,
and to whosoever will,
this church extends a friendly Christian welcome.
Harvest Fellowship Church
Gray Bridge Road ofTHolden Beach Rd.
Pastor Danny Harris
Sunday School-9:45 AM Wednesday Evening
Worship-10:45 Worship ? Gems
Evening-6:00 PM Royal Rangers 7:30 PM
News Thursdays ai 3 p.m. ami Sat
urdays al 10: 15 a.m.
On Sunday evenings listen for the
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The Scripture for the week comes
from Today's I tvmx bible, Isaiah 58:
"The kind of 'fast' I want is that you
stop oppressing the ptx>r who work
for you and treat them fairly and
give them what they earn. I want
you to share your fcxxl with the hun
gry and bring right into your own
homes those that are helpless, poor
and destitute. Clothe those who are
cold and don't hide from relatives
who nccU your help. If you do these
things, Gtxl will shed his own glori
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Sunday Worship Servlct 9:30 AM
Sunday School 10:45 AM
Old Georgetown Road
Dr. Francis M. Womack, Jr., Minister
United Methodist Church
8:00 AM Worship Servlct
9:00 AM Christian Education Hour
9:30-10:00 AM Fellowship Time
10:00 AM Worship Servlct
CASUAL DRESS ? NURSERY PROVIDED
Pastor: The Rev Camllie Yorkey Edwards
llwy. 179 at Ocean Isle Beach
1 12 mile east of OIB Intersection
WILLIAM HUDSON THORPE
William Hudson Thorpe. 73, of
Bolivia died Jan. 5 in Doshcr Mem
orial Hospital. Southport.
A memorial service was held Jan.
X in Andrews Mortuary Market
Street Chapel by the Rev. Wes Jen
Thorpe was born Aug. 14, 191X,
in Winnabow. die son or the late
Willie Henry and Lundic Alice Rey
nolds Thorpe. He was a member of
New Hope Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Alcnc
Benton Thorpe of the home: a
daughter, Carrie T. Sanderlin of
Winnabow; a sister, Alice T. Hick
man or Long Beach; and three
SAMUEL EDGAR KING
Samuel Edgar King, 67, of Wilm
ington died Jan. 6 at his residence.
A graveside service was conduct
ed Jan. 9 at Greenlaw n Memorial
Park by the Rev. H.L. Courson.
King was bom May I. 1924. in
Frceland, the son of the late Sarnuc!
E. and Daiscy Russ King. He was a
U.S. Army veteran, a retired chel
and retiree or Tim me Corp.
Among his survivors arc a son,
Ronald Lawrence King ol Effort,
Pa; two daughters, Roberta K. Ward
of Wilmington and Rochelle K.
Rigg.N of Hampstcad; three brothers,
Thalmcr King and Newman King,
both oi Ash, am! Malcolm King of
Shallottc: and two grandchildren.
HERMAN ADOLPH MERCER
Herman Adolph Mercer, 75, of
Bolivia died Jan. 7 at New Hanover
Regional Medical Center, Wilming
The funeral was held Jan. 9 at the
Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service
Chapel, Supply, with the Rev.
Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial
was in the David R. Mercer Cem
Mercer was bom Sept. 14, 1916,
Bolivia, the son or the late Ralph
t. and Oiive Duraiu Mercer. He was
a retired rarmcr and a member or
Bethel United Methodist Church ol
Survivors include a brother, Ge
rald A. Mercer or Bolivia; and two
sisters, Mildred Mercer and Ernes
tine Mercer, both ol Bolivia.
Memorials may be made to the
David R. Mercer Cemetery Fund,
P.O. Box 51, Bolivia, N.C. 2X422
Calvin Everett ol Lcland died Jan.
5 at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital,
The luneral was held Jan. 9 at
Hooper Chapel Baptist Church.
Burial took place in Robinson
GREGORIA H. GODFREY
Grcgoria H. Godfrey, X6, of
Shallottc died Jan. 10 in The
Brunswick Hospital, Supply.
The funeral was held Jan. 12 in
the chajiel or Brunswick Funeral
Service, Shallottc, with the Rev.
Macon Wood officiating. Burial was
in Rivcrview Memorial Park
Born Nov. 17, 1905, in Durango
Mexico, Mrs. Godfrey was the
daughter or the late Iqnacio and
juaiiiia Lope/. Hokjuiii.
Among the survivors are her
daughter, Elisa Wood ol Ocean Isle
ucacn, grandchildren and nine
Memorial contributions may be
made to Ocean View Baptist Church
Building Fund, 7025 Beach Drive
S.W., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. 28469.
Marian Elizabeth Clawson, 67, or
Shallottc died Jan. 10 in New Han
over Regional Medical Center, Wil
The runeral was conducted Jan.
12 by the Rev. Dan Norman and the
Rev. Bill Thomas in the chapel ol"
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shal
Bom Feb. 3, 1924, in Cohocton,
N.Y., she was a daughter or the late
George and Pauline V. Tripp. She
was a retired dietitian.
Survivors include her husband,
Arthur J. Claw:x>n; a son, Edward
Arthur Clawson ol Atlanta, Ga; two
daughters, Cathy Rose or Potomac,
Md., and Carla Crowley or Boone
villc, N.Y.; a sister, Helen Home of
Palm Bay, Fla.; and four grandchil
Memorials may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 1310
South 16th St., Wilmington, N.C., or
the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, P.O.
Box 1920. Shallot te, N.C. 28459.
HENRY A.STONE JR.
Henry Asaph Stone Jr., 82, of
Wilmington and formerly of Supply,
died at his residence Jan. 12. He wits
a cofoundcr and charter member of
Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad.
A memorial service will be held
at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the
Unitarian Universalis! Fellowship,
Lake Avenue, Wilmington.
Stone retired here from New
Jersey and lived at Brown's Landing
until moving to Wilmington several
Survivors includc his wife. Betty
Stone ol the home; a daughter; three
sons: and two grandchild ren.
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Irene Elizabeth Stancil, 81, of
Leland died Jan. 9 at her residence.
The funeral was held Jan. 12 at
Leland Church of God by the Rev.
M.D. Pope and the Rev. David
Whitley. Burial was in Goshen
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Stancil was bom Feb. 19,
1910, in Pickcns, S.C.
Survivors includc her five daugh
ters, Helen Gross of Pickcns, Mary
Davis of Orangeburg, S.C., Shelby
Long of Greenville, SC., Margaret
Tedder of Swansea, S.C., and Linda
Flake of Leland; two sons, Harold
Stancil and Billy Stancil Jr., both of
Branchvillc, S.C.; and numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchil
RUBY LOCKAMY ARNOLD
Ruby Lockamy Arnold, 77, of
Autumn Care Nursing Center,
Shalloite, formerly of Supply, died
Jan. 11 in The Brunswick Hospital,
The funeral was held Jan. 14 at
Dixon Chapel United Methodist
Church, Varnamtown, with the Rev.
Robert Hargrove and the Rev. Trade
Varnum officiating Burial was in
the church cemetery.
Mrs. Arnold was born Aug. 8,
1914, in Tabor City, the daughter of
the late Lutlicr and Emma Grainger
Watts. She was preceded in death by
a daughter, Gladys Fayc Lockamy,
Among the survivors are three
sons, George "Buddy" Lockamy of
Bolivia, David Earl Lockamy Sr.
and Johnny Lockamy, both of
Supply; live daughters, Estclle
Vamam, Princess Robinson, Annie
Ruth Harrison and Nellie Lovctt, all
of Supply, and Mary Jane Greene of
Candor; 21 grandchildren; 17 great
grandchildren; three great-great
grandchildren; and one grcat-grcat
James Hubert Coleman Jr., 54, of
Lake Waccamaw died Jan. 10 at
Columbus County Hospital, Whitc
The funeral was Jan. 12 in the
McKcnzie Mortuary Chapel, White
ville, by the Rev. John Peverett.
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Coleman was bom in Brunswick
County, the son of the late Hubert
and Grace Phelps Coleman. He was
a member of Lake Waccamaw Bap
Survivors include his wife, Wini
fred Coleman; a son, L-arry Coleman
of Helen, Ga.; a daughter, Karen C.
Ruiz of New Port Richcy, Fla.; a
brother, Pat Coleman of Lake Wac
camaw; and a grandchild.
Rufus Hayes, 79, of Shalloite died
Worship Service Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting In Shalloite Middle School
Pastor Donald R. Saffrit
Jan. 7 at his rcsidcncc.
A private memorial service for
the family was concluded by Bruns
wick Funeral Service, Shalloltc.
GLENN W. IIIGGINS
Glenn W. Higgins of Long Beach
died J;ui. 7 at his residence.
The family held a private memo
rial service for him in Georgia. No
formal service was held locally.
William Dowel I "Dick" Gore, 81,
of Sunset Beach, formerly of the
Bethel community. Clarendon, died
Jan. 1 1 at Columbus County Hos
The funeral was held Jan. 14 in
the Bethel United Methodist Church
by the Rev. Franklin Hartsell. Burial
was in Bethel Memorial Cemetery,
Gore was born in Columbus
County, son of the late Young
Napoleon and Caroline Ray Gore.
Among the survivors are his wife,
Letha Swain Gore of the home; a
daughter, Anne G. Pills of Fre
dericksburg, Va.; two brothers. Ma
rshal "Bruce" Gore of Tabor City
and Robert B. Gore of Panama City,
Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Little
River United Methodist Church.
P.O. Box, 160, Little River, S.C.
29566, or to the Calabash Rescue
ROBERT JAMES DABBS
Robert James Dabbs, 75, of
Holden Beach died Jan. 14 in
Autumn Care Nursing Center,
The funeral will be held today
(Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of
Brunswick Funerai Service,
Shallottc, by Shalloltc Masonic
Lodge No. 727 A.F.&A.M.
Born June 1, 1916. in Reidsville,
Dabbs was a son of the late. Rohori
G. and Betty Chambers Dabbs. He
was retired from the U.S. Postal
Service after 35 years of service.
Dabbs was also a member of
Shalloltc Masonic Lodge No. 727
A.F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies
and Sudan Temple Shrine.
Among the survivors arc his wile,
Louise S. Dabbs of the home; a
daughter, Nancy Dabbs of Reids
ville; two sons, Jack T. Robinson of
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Joe D.
Robinson of Jacksonville; anu ioui
The family requests that memori
als be made to Coastline Volunteer
Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 24, Supply,
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