JKSSIK WILLOW (iRlSSKTT
Jessie Willow Grissetl, 73, of
Mcrritt Isbiid, Fla., died May 11.
The funeral was held May 14 in
the Brunswick Funeral Serv ice Cha
pel, Shallotlc, by the Rev Landis
Lancaster. Entombment was in
Brunswick Memorial Gardens Mau
Her survivors include a son,
Clyde Bozcman of Longwood, two
daughters, Jcanctte Lewis and Mary
S. Micdala, both of Merrill Island;
two brothers, Lonnie Bozeman of
Longwood and Roland Bozcman of
Durham; four sisters, Ada Wright of
Seaside, Mary Somerset! of Shal
lotlc, Linnic Ward of Longwood and
Mazcllc Gricc of Pi re way; nine
grandchildren; and nine great-grand
JOHN DANIEL LONG
John Daniel Long of Route 3,
Lcland, the first mayor of Bclville,
died May 13 in Cape Fear Memorial
Hospital, Wilmington. He was 75.
The funeral was held May 16 in
Lcland Baptist Church, of which he
was a member, with the Rev. Stacy
Wells, the Rev. Jeffrey Long, a
nephew, and the Rev Billy Buch
anan officiating. Bunal was in ihc
Bom in Supply on May 2, 1917,
he was the son of the late Forney
Albert and Minnie Lee Long. He
was a retired electrician.
Long served as mayor of Bclville
from March 1977 until November
1983. He was also a member and
former president of the Lcland Lions
Club. He was active in the Bruns
wick County Democratic Party.
He was prcccdcd in death by his
wife, Sally Sharpe Long.
Survivors include a daughter,
Eunice Long of Lcland; two broth
ers, Herman Long of Vale and
Carden Long of Lcland; two sisters,
Elizabeth Tullcr of Falbrook. Calif.,
and Vinowa Stanley of Supply;
three grandsons, eight grcat-grand
children and several nieces and
MORIE BENNETT MEARES
Moric Bennett Mearcs of Shore
land Retirement Center, Whitcvillc,
and formerly of Calabash, died May
15 in Columbus County Hospital.
She was 81.
A graveside scrvicc was held May
16 in the Meares Family Cemetery
by the Rev. Ivrcn Hughes.
Born in Brunswick County on
Dec. 16, 1910, she was a daughter of
the late Robert and Emma McLamb
Bennett. She was the widow of
Survivors includc a daughter,
Eula Tar I ton of Concord; two broth
ers, R.B. Bennett and Bryan Ben
nett, both of Calabash; a sister, Eva
Causey of Shallottc; two foster chil
dren, Hobson Mearcs and Josephine
Thorne, both of Calabash; four
grandchildren; and six great-grand
RUTH HUMPHREY PITTMAN
Ruth Humphrey Pittman, 93, of
Long Bcach, died May 14 in
Brunswick Cove Nursing Home in
A graveside service was held May
16 in Onslow Memorial Park, Jack
sonville, with the Rev. Clyde Dunn
Survivors includc her husband,
Ernest L. Pittman; a sister, Gussic
Rawls of Verona; and several
DOLPH CAMPBELL BLACK
Dolph Campbell Black of Mint
Hill died May 14 in Presbyterian
Hospital, Charlotte. He was 76.
He owned property in the Holdcn
Bcach area and was a frequent visi
The funeral was held May 16 at
Philadelphia Presbyterian Church,
w ith burial in the church cemetery.
Black was a self-employed busi
nessman and dairy farmer and a life
long member of Philadelphia
Presbyterian Church, which he
served as a deacon, elder and elder
emeritus. He was also a member of
Mint Hill Masonic Lodge No. 742, a
charter member and former chief of
Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Depart
ment and a charter member of Mint
Hill Community Development
Survivors includc two sons, Larry
Black and Tom Black, both of Mint
Hill; and three grandchildren.
Cromwell Talmadgc (C.T.)
Small, 57, of Shallottc, died May 15
in Nederland, Texas.
The funeral was May 19 in the
chapel of Brunswick Funeral Ser
vice, with the Rev. James Spencer
officiating. Burial was in Brunswick
Small was born in Horry County,
S.C., a son of the late Cromwell and
Jessie Lewis Small. He was an elec
trician and a member of the Inter
national Brotherhood of the Electri
cal Workers, Local No. 495, Wil
Survivors include two sons,
William Talmadgc Small of Shal
kxte and Gary Dean Small of
Supply; two stepsons, Marty Clem
mons of Shallolle and Larry Clcm
mons of Spring Lake; a sister, Jessie
Marie Bowcn of Shallotte; a brother,
William Tilman Small of Birming
ham, Ala.; and 14 grandchildren.
PAULINE LUCRETIA ALLEY
Pauline Lucretia Alley, 75, of
Boiling Spring Lakes, died May 14
in Dosher Memorial Hospital,
A memorial Mass of the Resur
rection was held May 16 at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, Southport.
Burial was in Minnesota.
REV. JOHN H.
The Rev. John H. William Baker
of Bolivia dietl May 1 1 in Raleigh.
The funeral was May 16 at St.
John Missionary Baptist Church in
Bolivia. Burial was in Calvary
Memorial Cemetery, Wilmington.
WILLIE LANIER EVANS
Willie Lanier Evans, 66, of
Southport, died May 13 in Dosher
The funeral was held May 18 at
St. James AME Zion Church, South
port, with burial in John Smith
NORMAN C. HOLDEN
Norman C. Holdcn, 73, of
Charlotte, died May 16 in Presby
terian Hospital. He was a native of
The funeral was held May 19 in
McEwcn's Charlotte Chapel, with a
masonic graveside service at Forest
Holdcn retired in 1981 from Ro
bert H. Pinnix Construction as gen
eral superintendent after 22 years of
He was a member of Good Shep
herd United Methodist Church,
Steele Creek Lodge No. 737 A.F.&
A.M., Steele Creek Order of Eastern
Star and Steele Creek American
Legion Post. He was a veteran of the
Survivors include his wife, Esther
Holdcn; a son, Dwainc Holdcn of
Charlotte; two brothers, Robert
Holdcn of Supply and Lindbergh
Holdcn of Whitcvillc; and four sis
ters, Dorothy Brown ofWilmington,
Beatrice Vamani of Varnamtown,
Joyce Robinson of Holdcn Beach
and Lucille Norris of Maryland.
Memorials may be made to Harris
Hospice Unit, c/o Presbyterian Hos
pital, 2(X) Hawthorne Lane, Char
lotte, N.C. or Good Shepherd Uni
ted Methodist Church, 10660 York
Road, Suite 6, Charlotte, N.C.
Rev. Whitfield To Hold Revival At Mt. Olive
The Rev. Raymond Whitfield,
theological instructor from Fruitland
Baptist Bible Institute, will be guest
evangelist for revival services
Sunday, May 24, through Friday,
May 29, at Ml Olive Baptist Church
Whitfield is a former pastor of the
old Shallouc Baptist Church in
Services will begin nightly at 7
o'clock. Music will be provided by
The Guiding Lights from Bolivia,
Rapture from Winnabow, Albert
Hughes from Shallouc, the Sonshinc
Youth Choir from Loris, S.C., and
the Padgett Family from Winnabow.
The church is located on U.S. 17,
south of Bolivia and next to
Brunswick Community College.
Methodist To Preach
A United Methodist minister from
Richmond, Va., is the pastor of the
United Methodist Church
8 00 AM Worship Service
9:00 AM Christian Education Hour
9:30-10:00 AM Fellowship Time
10 00 AM Worship Service
CASUAL DRESS ? NURSERY PROVIDED
Pastor: The Rev. Camtllc Yorkcv Edwards
Hwy 179 at Occan Isle Bcarli
1 12 mile easl o[ 0113 Intersection
week at the Holden Beach Chapel.
The Rev. Richard Robertson will
speak at the 11 a.m. worship service
at the interdenominational chapel on
Rothschild Street. Sunday School is
at 1 a.m. A nursery is provided.
The Ladies Guild of Our Lady
Star of the Sea Church in North
Myrtle Beach, S.C., will hold its
June luncheon Friday, June 5, at the
Surf Club following the 11 a.m.
mass at the church.
All ladies of the parish arc wel
come. For tickets call Tillic Fitz
patrick at 803-399-9532.
Shell Point Baptist Church in
Shallotte will present the drama "I
Dreamed 1 Searched Heaven for
You" by the Stcpp family of Tuxedo
on Saturday, May 23, at 6 p.m.
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church also
plans to offer the play during its
worship service Sunday, May 24, at
Worship Service Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Sinul.iy School ul a.ir>.
Meeting In Shiillnltc Middle School
l';islor Donald R. Sul'rit
Peoples Funeral Home
Invites you to listen to:
"Sharing God's Love"
Each Sunday Morning
From 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
on WTAB Radio AM 1370
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All church members and visitors
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Sunday School Clinic
A training clinic in Sunday school
teaching techniques will be held
Monday and Tuesday, May 25 and
26 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at First
Baptist Church in Boiling Spring
Five classes will be offered:
'Teaching People the Bible," for
pastors and Sunday school directors;
'Teaching Adults the Bible," for
those leaching adults; 'Teaching
Children the Bible," for youth teach
ers; 'Teaching Children the Bible,"
for teaching grade-school children;
and 'Teaching Pre-Schoolers the
Bible," for those teaching younger
Sponsored by the Brunswick
Baptist Association, this clinic is ap
proved for credit toward a Standard
Sunday School certificate or any
other state convention certificate.
Shallotte Presbyterian Church be
gins its summer resort ministry at
Ocean Isle Beach Sunday with an
informal worship service at 8:30
a.m. Sunday at 229 W. First Street.
Participants can use the access
ways at Duncside and Driftwood
drives, and arc encouraged to bring
a lawn chair or blanket for sealing.
Afterward, Sunday school will be
held at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 1 1
a.m. at the church, 5070 Main
The Rev. Dr. Lester L. Daltler is
(Sunday Worship 1100 AM ;md 600 PM
ISiblc &udy & Fellowship Youlh <Scrvicc
(Sunday (School 10.00 AM
Pigoll Ud oil Village I\>inl Dd ?7)4-40 38 |
Pastor Karl Davis
Sunday Worship Service 3:30 AM
_ Old Georgetown Road
Dr Francis M Womack, Jr. Minister
Nursery Provided ? Casual Dress
Sunday Beach Service
Sunset Beach Pier 8:00 am
Seniors Living Longer, Alone
Now Require More Assistance
BY MARJORIE MECIVKRN
With Brunswick County's aging
population the sccond largest in Uk
state, Evelyn Johnson said there's
not enough money or personnel to
take carc of the growth.
"This population is projected to
increase by 300 percent by the year
2,000," she said.
As director of older adult pro
grams for the county's department of
social services, Johnson has a daunt
ing responsibility. She must super
vise caregivers to the low-income
frail or sick elderly men and women
living alone or with relatives who
cannot carc for them adequately.
'There's an increasing demand
for these scrviccs," she said, "be
cause the family caregivers for older
people arc now aging themselves.
Old people are trying to take carc of
Affluent or middlc-class families
who can afford nursing or retirement
homes find plenty of choices nowa
days. This industry catering to an
aging population has experienced a
boom, with attractive facilities
found in most cities, offering every
The needy, however, must rely on
county scrviccs and Brunswick
County's DSS has several options
"We have the Title XX Chore
program, at least until July 1,
Johnson said, "a personal care pro
gram and one called community al
Chore provides in-home scrviccs
that prevent the necessity of sending
an elderly family member to a nurs
"This is home management,"
Johnson said. "It sends aides into the
home a few hours a day to do house
keeping or shopping for someone
who can't do those things for them
Federally funded by a block
grant, the Chore scrvicc is available
to Medicaid-cligiblc clients. Prc
scnUy, there arc 33 Chore recipients
in the county.
DSS Director Jamie Orrock said
this scrvicc will be administered by
the county's Department of Older
Adults after June 30.
Another outreach of DSS is the
Personal Care (PC) service, funded
through Medicaid and requiring re
cipients to be authorized to use it
through that insurance vehiclc.
There arc 23 PC recipients in the
county at present.
"Patients can get help with bathing
and taking their medication, as well
as meal preparation," Johnson said.
"It's like the lower level of scrviccs
necessary for you to remain at home.
Some household chores can be done,
too, if they arc dirccdy related to the
patient's medical needs, like cleaning
the bathtub so they won't pick up
The most extensive scrvicc pro
vided is through the Community
Alternatives Program (CAP), now
serving 20 individuals who need
iVe sincerely appreciate the
food, flowers, prayers and other
acts of kindness shown us
recently durintj our time of
The J arndy of Christine hughes
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STAFF PHOTO BY MAIUORIt MEGIVIKN
EVELYN JOHNSON says
more money and more people
are needed to care for Bruns
wick County's aging popula
skilled or intermediate care.
"This is an alternative to nursing
home c^re," Johnson said. "If some
one requires 24-hours-a-day super
vision, however, and no family
member or .friend is there when the
in-home aide is not, we can't pro
vide the service."
Because public resources are lim
ited, there arc sometimes elderly
people needing help who cannot get
it at DSS.
"We can't take people for whom
we can't give adequate care," John
son said. "If we lack the equipment
or trained personnel for a given pro
blem, we have to refer them to pri
vate agencies like Comprehensive
Home Health or Medical Personnel
Pool, who provide all kinds of in
The DSS staff in Brunswick
County includes 26 full-time em
ployees to provide all these pro
grams. Johnson said that last month
1,846 hours were logged in CAP
"Wc have a contract with a home
health group to do skilled nursing
for us, and with the county health
department for nursing supervision,"
A product of our high-tech age
that helps the elderly and frail is an
emergency communication gadget
that can be worn around the neck
and easily activated to get help. A
push of a button puts one in immedi
ate contact with a central dispatch
ing service that sends a rescue squad
and the appropriate equipment or
These systems arc now tied into
the county's 91 1 system, instead of
an emergency service in Winston
All these people, equipment and
systems that have become increas
ingly sophisticated in the last few
decades arc a response to the grow
ing population of people over 65
whose life expectancy is inching up
At the same time, the family sup
port group that once automatically
took care of their physically helpless
members has changed dramatically.
Now, everyone is in the work force
or children have moved far away
from Mom and Dad. The old family
ties have weakened or disappeared.
Thai's why people like Evelyn
Johnson arc so important. She's
more than a supervisor of care
"Because I like personal contact
with people so much," she said, "I
go on visits whenever I can."
Officer Accused In Warrant
A warrant charging a Wilmington
policc officcr with trespassing was
filed in Brunswick County District
David Hursey Jr., of West Oxford
Sweet, Wrightsville Beach, is ac
cused of second-degree trespassing
on private property in the Maco
community where a party was al
legedly held May 9.
According to the misdemeanor
warrant filed by Agnes S. Watson,
of Ormond Beach. Fla.. the officcr
"unlawfully and willfully did with
out authorization enter and remain
on the premises."
Brunswick County Magistrate
Phil Yount found probable cause ex
isted to file the warrant at the plain
tiff's request May 15.
Ms. Watson owns property at
Route 2, Lcland (Maco Road),
where the Wilmington police officer
allegedly held an outdoor party. The
Lcland Volunteer Fire Department
responded to the scene after a neigh
bor reportedly saw flames from a
bonfire and thought it was a woods
The warrant states the defendant
"had been notified not to enter and
remain there" by Ms. Watson and
Michael T. Potter.
A court date has been set for May
28 in Brunswick County District
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