Area Deaths And Funerals
BKSSIK RINGGOLD CULL1S
Bessie Ringgold Cullis of Soulh
port, died May 26 at Brunswick
Cove Nursing Center, Leland. She
A graveside service was held May
29 in Northwood Cemetery, South
port, with the Rev. Wayne Trcxler
Bom March 23, 1904, in Chan
cellor, Ala., she was the daughter of
the late Martha Jane Johnson and
Thomas Luther Ringgold. She had
lived in Soulhport for more than 50
years. She was a member of South
port Baptist Church, where she had
been active in many activities, and
was a former volunteer at Doshcr
Survivors include two sons, Ro
bert Nicholas Cullis of Orlando,
Fla . and Raymond William Cullis
of Southport; a daughter, Rita Ann
Pennington of Conway, S.C.; three
grandchildren; and four great-grand
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Soulhport Baptist
Church Building Fund or Southport
Baptist Tape Ministry.
SALLY M. WARD GRISSETT
Sally M. Ward Grissctt, 75, of
Grisscttown, died May 27 in New
Hanover Regional Medical Center,
The funeral was May 30 in the
chapel of Brunswick Funeral Ser
vice, Shallotte, by the Rev. Landis
Lancaster. Entombment was in
Brunswick Memorial Gardens Mau
Bom in Brunswick County on
Dec. 10, 1916, she was a daughter of
the late Zeno and Mary Elizabeth
Survivors include her husband.
Gilbert Grissctt of the home; two
sons, Gary Grissctt of Durham and
David Grissett of Shallotte; two
daughters, Joan G. Vamam of Shal
loue and Linda G. Norton of Sup
ply; a sister, Ivcy Lcc Grissett of
Varnamtowrc and eight grandchil
Randolph Swinton of Route 1,
Winnabow, died May 27 in New
Hanover Regional Medical Center,
The funeral was held May 30 at
Jordan Funeral Home in Wilming
ton. Burial was in Drew Cemetery,
WILLIE "W.R." BRYANT
Willie "W.R." Bryant of North
west community at Leland died May
27 at New Hanover Regional Med
ical Center, Wilmington.
The funeral was held May 31 at
Spring Green Missionary Baptist
Church, Rieglcwood. Burial was in
the church cemetery.
Paris Ethel Trivittc Burner, 84, of
Route 1 , Bolivia, died May 26 at
Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in
The funeral was held in Winsion
JAMES BALLARD RICH SR.
James Ballard Rich Sr., 64, of
Boiling Spring Lakes, died Thurs
day in New Hanover Regional Med
ical Center, Wilmington.
A memorial service was held May
31 in Hallsboro Baptist Church, of
which he was a member, by the Rev.
Avery Lumsden and the Rev. J.H.
Hardee. Burial was in Flynn Cem
Bom in Columbus County, he
was the son of the laic Jetlie Har
Worship Service Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Sunday School al 9:00 a.m.
Meeting In Shallotle Middle School
Pastor Donald R. Safrit
rclson and Cccil Ballard Rich. He
served in the U.S. Army during
World War 11 and was a lifetime
member of the Veterans of Foreign
Survivors include his wife. Mavis
Richards Rich; a daughter. Rebecca
Frann Rich of Raleigh; two sons.
Perry Nickolus Rich of Boiling
Spring Lakes and James B. Rich Jr.
of Long Beach; a sister, Magdalene
Rich Tedder of Whitcvillc; and a
RICHARD ROYAL SERV1SS
Richard Royal Serviss, 32, of
Calabash, died May 30 at his resi
The funeral mass was held June 2
at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic
Church, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Born in Gouvcmeur, N.Y., on
May 22, I960, he was the son of
Helen L. Serviss of Calabash and
the late George Addision Serviss.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a
member of the Calabash Elks
Lodge. He was a chef with Kroger
In addition to his mother, sur
vivors include three brothers,
Wayne A. Serviss and Jimmy J. Ser
viss. both of Gouvcmeur, N.Y., and
George A. Serviss Jr. of Shallotte;
four sisters, Vicki Thayer of
Seaside, Michelle Ferry of Richvillc,
N.Y., May Dclislc of Windsor.
Ontario, Canada, and Mary Serviss
LOVIE JANK C. FULFORD
Lovie Jane C. Fulford. 94, of
Route 1, Supply, died May 31 in
The Brunswick Hospital.
The funeral was June 2 at Sabbath
Home Baptist Church. Supply, with
the Rev.Sidney Britt and the Rev.
Weston Vamum officiating. Burial
was in the church ccmetery.
Mrs. Fulford was born in Supply
on Feb. 1, 1898, the daughter of the
late Jim Thomas and Julia Fulford
Caison. She was a member of
Sabbath Home Baptist Church. She
was preceded in death by her hus
band, Herman Fulford, and a daugh
ter, Alcne Robinson.
Her survivors include a son, Jabic
Fulford of Supply; five daughters,
Beatrice Fulford, Violet Fullord,
Mable Corbett and Vera Carlisle, all
of Supply, and Marie Del Re of
Washington, D.C.; 16 grandchil
dren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 1 1
WALTER LEO SCOGGINS
Walter Leo Scoggins, 94, of
Route 1 , Supply died May 30 in The
The funeral was to be held Wed
nesday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at Bible
Baptist Church, with the Rev. Nor
man Gunther officiating. Burial was
to be at 4 p.m. in Apex Cemetery,
Scoggins was bom in Pitt County
on Sept. 10, 1897. and was the son
of the late Thomas W. and Maggie
L. Scoggins. He was a member of
Sabbath Home Baptist Church,
While living in Durham he was a
charier member of Cresset Baptist
Church and a member of Yates
Baptist Church. He retired troni The
American Tobacco Company.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian
Bryant Scoggins of the home; a son,
Ronnie Scoggins of Supply; a
daughter, Mary Frances Scoggins
Johnson of Supply; and five grand
EDITH JULIAN LONG
Edith Julian Long of the Sunset
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Beach area died May 30 at her
The funeral was to be held
Wednesday, June 3, at Calabash
Haptist Church, with the Rev. Laury
Evans officiating. Burial was to be
in North Myrtle Beach Memorial
Gardens, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Bom in Ash on April 25. 1931,
she was the daughter of the late
Vance and Mable Stanaland Long.
She was a member of Calabash
Survivors include a son, Vance A.
Julian of Frecpoit, Texas; a daugh
ter, Wanda Gay High of North
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother,
George E. Long of Naples, Fla.; two
sisters, Kathenne Dale Coleman of
Naples, Fla., and Rebecca Long of
Raleigh; four grandchildren; and
DAVID EUNICE FULFORD
David Eunice Fulford, 80. of the
Holden Beach community, died May
31 at The Brunswick Hospital. He
was a retired commercial fisherman.
The funeral was held June 2 at
Sabbath Home Baptist Church, with
the Rev. Weston Vamam, the Rev.
Trade Varnam, the Rev. Sidney
Britt and the Rev. Jack Hancox offi
ciating. Burial was planned in the
Fulford was bom in Supply on
June 18, 1911, the son of the late
John Loving and Rcbccca Jean
Fulford. He was a member of Sab
bath Home Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Ethel Robinson Fulford; three
brothers, John Goodman Fulford,
James Leon Fulford and Jesse Ful
ford; and a sister, Beatrice Fulford.
Survivors include a son, Luke
Fulford of Holden Bcach; a brother,
Ellis Fulford of Supply; two sisters,
Curtie Caison and Christine Cole
man, both of Supply; and a grand
daughter, Kathy Sessions of Shal
George Anthony Thompson Sr.,
71, of Route 3, Supply, died May 31
in New Hanover Regional Medical
A memorial graveside service
was to be held Wednesday, June 3,
at 1 1 a.m. at Snyder Cemetery in
Thompson was bom in Forsyth
County on Jan. 18, 1921, the son of
the late Rufus Benton and Viola
Stuart Thompson. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II and
was a member of Cape Fear VFW
Post No. 78.
Survivors include his wife, Isabel
Young Thompson of the home; a
son, George A. Thompson Jr. of
Vienna, Va.; a daughter, Terry
Bums of Lake Worth, Fla.; two step
sons, David Miller of Advance and
Kenneth Miller of Salisburv; two
sisters, Faye T. Fritts of Tarboro and
Aldon F. "Lucille" Johnson of
Cameron; and nine grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to
Boone's Neck Baptist Church
Boone's Neck Road, Route 1
Supply, N.C. 28462.
CLIFFORD LEROY GRAF
Clifford Leroy Graf, 79, of
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Souihpon. died May 30 in Doshcr
A memorial service was held June
2 at Sl Philip's Episcopal Church,
with burial in Trinity All Saints
Cemetery, Princeton, N J.
MYRTLE BOYD SOLES
Myrtle Boyd Soles, 71, of
Long wood, died May 31 in The
Brunswick Hospital. She was a
nurse in Shallouc for 30 years in the
office of Dr. M.H. Rourk.
The funeral was to be held
Wednesday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at
Longwood Baptist Church by the
Rev. Barry Long and the Rev.
Garland Long. Entombment was
planned in Columbus Memorial
A native of Robeson County, she
was the daughter of the late Wood
bury and Jenny Walter Nye.
Survivors include a brother,
Wayne Nye of Route 4, Whitcvillc;
a sister, Raye Gardner of Clarkton;
two nieces and two nephews.
ROBERT JAMES PRESCOTT
Robert James Prcscott, 81, died
May 31 in Myrtle Beach Manor,
North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A memorial service was to be
held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, in
St. James Episcopal Church, Shal
louc, by the Rev. Reginald Bliss.
Bom in Kansas City, Mo., on
Dec. 20, 1910, he was the son of the
late Robert W. and Nellie Roberts
He was a sound engineer with
major networks and a show business
personality. He was a member of
American Federation of TV and
Radio Artists and The Scrccn Actors
Surviving arc two sons, Peter M.
Prcscott of Newton, N J., and Robert
J. Prcscott Jr. of Pinebush, N.Y.; a
daughter, Pamela P. Pahl of Holden
Beach; and a sister, Octavia P.
Duncan of Lake wood, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to the St. James Episcopal
Church Building Fund, 4941 Main
Street, Shallotte, N.C. 28459.
HARRY CHARLES DROTLEFF
Haijy Charles Drotleff, 73, of
Wilmington, died May 30 in New
Hanover Regional Medical Cnctcr,
Wilmington. He was a retired ac
A memorial service was to be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, in
the chapel of Brunswick Funeral
Service, Shallouc, by the Rev. Dan
He was bom in Philadelphia, Pa.,
the son of the late Michael and
Marie Leister Drotleff. Survivors in
clude his wife, Mildred B. Drotleff
of the home; and his son, Peter
Drotleff of Los Angeles, Calif.
Jessie Geddes of Shallotte died
May 29 in Autumn Care, Shallouc.
She was 90.
Bom in Clyde Park, Scotland, on
Dec. 1 1, 1901, she was the daughter
of the late Donald and Jessie
Survivors include her daughter,
Jessie S. Craft of Calabash; four
grandchildren; and four grcat-grand
A private funeral was held.
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VBS Offers ' Fantastic Journey'
Vacation Bible School at
Brunswick Islands Baptist Church
near Holden Beach will offer a one
week "Fantastic Journey" starting
Monday, June 15.
The school will open at 9 a.m.
and continue until noon each day
through June 19 and is open to boys
and girls from preschool age
through ninth grade.
The nautical "Fantastic Journey"
theme commemorates Columbus'
voyage to America. In addition to
Bible study, mission education and
learning activities, special events are
"I am really excited about the
novel plans for the school," said the
Rev. Jack Hancox, pastor. "I am
anxious for many boys and girls
from our neighborhood, whether or
not they are currently attending our
Sunday school, to join us for this ac
Parents' night will be held June
21 at 7 o'clock, with all classrooms
open to allow parents to view pro
jects completed by children during
the week. Refreshments will be
served after the service.
The church is located on Holden
Beach Road (N .C. 1 30) next to
True Value Hardware. Transpor
tation can be arranged for children
who need rides to the school. Call
the church office at 842-8969
Monday through Thursday from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
First Yard Sale Set
Calabash Presbyterian Church
will hold its first yard and baked
goods sale Saturday, June 6, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of
Items for sale will include furni
ture, dry goods, household items,
clothing, jewelry and toys, along
with homcbakcd goods.
Proceeds will be used to purchase
items needed for the church.
Calabash Presbyterian is located
on Old Georgetown Road between
N.C. 9()4 and Calahasn.
A June 13 rain date has been set.
Stewart At Chapel
The Rev. Robert Stewart is the
pastor of the week at Holden Beach
Chapel, and will deliver the sermon
during the 1 1 a.m. worship service
He is a Baptist minister from
The nondenominational chapel is
located on Rothschild Street and of
fers Sunday school at 10 a.m. and
provides a nursery.
Vacation Bible School will be
held June 8 through 12 at Shell
Point Baptist Church on Shell Point
The school will meet from 6 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m., said spokesman
Frances Swcatt, and all are welcome
Service At Chapel
The Rev. Robert Stewart, a
Baptist minister from Cary, is the
pastor of the week at the Holdcn
He will deliver the sermon at the
1 1 a.m. service Sunday, June 7.
The service is preceded by Sun
day school at 10 a.m. A nursery is
Holdcn Beach Chapel, loeated on
Rothschild Street, is nondenomina
Adams To Perform
The Rev. James R. Adams of
Pink Hill will present dramatic min
istries at two local churches Sunday,
The ordained Baptist minister will
perform at Seaside Christian Fellow
ship at 1 1 a.m., and New Life As
sembly at 3 p.m.
At Seaside Christian, Adams will
portray Pontius Pilate, the Roman
government official who sentenced
Jesus Christ to death by crucifixion.
He will appear in costume for the
reading, "A Washing of the Hands."
Adams will present a narrative of
Peter's testimony of walking on wa
ter Sunday afternoon at New Life
Assembly in Supply. The church is
located on Stone Chimney Road.
Pontius Pilate and Peter are two
of 27 characters which Adams has
brought to the pulpits of the South
during his 30-year ministry.
Pastors Dwight Reeves of Seaside
Christian Fellowship and Bobby
Norton of New Life Assembly invite
the public to attend.
Oak Grove Plans Sing
A gospel sing featuring Bill and
the Southern Gospel Sound of Loris,
S.C., will be held Sunday, June 7, at
Oak Grove Baptist Church, at 6
The public is welcome. Oak
Grove Church is located on Holden
Beach Road(N.C. 130).
VBS Begins June 8
Soldier Bay Baptist Church at
Ash will hold Vacation Bible School
for all ages June 8 through 12 from
9 a.m. until noon each day.
Pre-rcgistration will be held Sat
urday, June 6, at 10 a.m.
The church is located on N.C.
Family To Sing
The Bray Family will appear
Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Shallottc.
The gospel program is open to the
First Baptist is located on Main
Street in Shallottc.
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 AM
Old Georgetown Road
Dr. Francis M. Womack. Jr., Minister
Nursery Provided ? Casual Dress
Sunday Beach Service
Sunset Beach Pier 8:00 am
SHALLOTTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Ocean Isle Beach Worship Service
On the bcach at 229 W. First St.
(access at Duneside and Driftwood Drive)
May 24th through September 6th
Worship at Shallotte Presbyterian Church
5070 Main Street ? Shallotte
9:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Worship
Dr. Lester L. Dattler, Pastor
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