Deaths And Funerals
CORRIE COX PRINCE
Corrie Cox Princc, 82, of Loris,
S.C., died June 19 in a local hospital
after a lingering illness.
The funeral was June 21 in Hard
wick Memorial Chapel, with burial
in the Princcvillc Cemetery of Loris,
Born in the Socastec community
of Horry County, S.C., she was the
daughter of the late Alcxtrcss Foster
Cox and Eva Jennie Newton Cox.
She was the widow of William
Grover Prince Sr. She was a home
maker and member of Loris First
Survivors include a daughter,
Jean Parker of Caswell Beach; two
sons, Jerry Princc of Loris, S.C., and
William Grover Princc Jr. of West
Columbia, S.C.; four sisters. Elma
Stevens, Lena Martin, Myrtic
Vaught and Nell Princc, all of Loris,
S.C.; six grandchildren; and two
The family asked that memorials
be made to the American Heart
Association, 1601, Oak Street,
Myrtic Beach, S.C. 29577.
JAMES LEROY HENRY
James "Jim" Leroy Henry, 58, of
Leland, died June 17 in New
Hanover Regional Medical Center,
The funeral was June 20 at Town
Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Vic Potter officiating. Burial was in
the church cemetery.
Bom in Shoals, Ind., on May 26,
1934, he was the son of the late
Charles and Pearl Wagner Henry.
He was a member of Town Creek
Baptist Church and a U.S. Army
Survivors include his wife, Ruth
Way Henry of the home; a son,
Terry James Henry of Leland; a du
aghter, Marsha Henry Renn of
Raleigh; and three brothers, William
F. Henry of Bloomington, Ind.,
Charles Clifford Henry of Spruce
Pine and Kenneth Dale Henry of
Eloisc Stilwcll Johnston, 82, of
Charlotte and Occan Isle Beach,
died June 21 in Presbyterian Hos
pital in Charlotte. She was a partner
in Island Resort Real Estate De
velopment Company at Occan Isle
The funeral was held June 23 in
Hickory Grove United Methodist
Church, conducted by the Rev. Bill
Mcdlin, the Rev. Charles Morton,
the Rev. Richard Crowder and the
Rev. Dan Norman. Burial was in
Evergreen City Cemetery.
Bom ScpL 3, 1909, in Charlotte,
she was the daughter of the late
William Hoylc and Mary Etta Culp
Mrs. Johnston was the retired pri
vate secretary of the late Norman
Pease of J.N. Pease Associates. She
was a graduate of Central High
School and Davenport College. A
member of Hickory Grove United
Methodist Church, she served as or
ganist for 15 years and was a mem
ber of the Golden Years Club.
Survivors include her husband.
Homer L. Johnston; a son. Homer
Johnston Jr. of Charlotte; a daugh
ter, Mrs. Colin (Linda) Little of
Matthews; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to
Hickory Grove United Methodist
Church, 6301 Hickory Grove Road,
Charlotte, N.C. 28215, or to Shal
lottc Presbyterian Church, Shallottc,
ELSIE M. SCHOONOVER
Elsie Mac Schoonover, 67, of
Route 3, High Hills subdivision,
Shallottc, and formerly of Allegany,
N.Y., died June 18 at her home after
a lengthy illness.
The funeral was held June 22 at
Halwig Funeral Home, Allegany,
N.Y., with the Rev. Carl Morton of
ficiating. Burial was in Pleasant
Valley Cemetery, Olean, N.Y.
Born Dec. 27, 1924, in Coopcr
stown. Pa., she was a daughter of the
late Floyd and Bertha Hanks Karns.
She was married to Oscar Johnson,
who died in 1951.
Survivors include her husband,
Leo Schoonover; six sons, Eugene
Johnson of Dover, Del., Robert
Johnson of Calabash, Raymond
Johnson and Charles Johnson, both
of Allegany, N.Y., Donald Schoon
over of Kane, Pa., and Jay Schoon
over of Wake Forest; three daugh
ters, Norma Fitzgerald of Fresno,
Ohio, Paula Shoff of Chesapeake,
Va., and Betty Volz of Allegany,
N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Mildred Laus
er of Millvillc, NJ.; 22 grandchil
dren; four great-grandchildren; four
sisters, Gcraldine Karns of Franklin,
Pa., Neva Kahler of Cooperstown,
Janet McDonald of Reno, Pa., and
Gladys Passmore of Lindy, N.Y.;
three brothers, Charles Kams of
Franklin, Ralph Kams of Coopers
town and Leslie Karns of Smyrna,
Tenn.; and several nieces and nep
She was predeceased by a son,
Mrs. Schoonovcr was a member
of Sharon United Methodist Church
near Holdcn Beach and its Ladies
Club. She was a past president and
former member of Cattaraugus
County American Legion Auxiliary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to First Free Methodist
Church of Allegany or to Lower
Cape Fear Hospice, Shallottc, N.C.
FLORENCE JONES LASATER
Florence Jones Lasater, 88, of
Shallotte, formerly of Richmond,
Va., died June 20.
The funeral was held June 22 at
Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rich
Mrs. Lasater was preceded in
death by her husband, George Miller
Survivors include her daughter,
Kay Lasater Lambert of Shallotte; a
brother, Bernard L. Jones of Shal
lotte; two grandchildren. Amy Crel
lin of Las Vegas and Melo Mezo of
Japan; and five great-grandchildren.
Mt. Zion Baptist Marks 7 06th Year
Ml Zion Missionary Baptist
Church at Longwood will celcbratc
its 106th anniversary- the week of
June 22-26 with special services
The Rev. M.C. Herring, host pas
tor, invites the public to join the
congregation for these services.
Each 7:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. service
will feature a visiting minister and
choir as follows: Monday, the Rev.
Leo Stevenson, pastor of Mt Pisgah,
Burgaw and Shoulder Branch, Cas
tle Hayne; Tuesday, the Rev. David
Flowers, pastor of Central Baptist,
Whiteville; Wednesday, the Rev.
Charles Jacobs, Little Macedonia,
Supply; the Rev. Edward Walker,
Zion Plain, Nakina; and Friday, the
Rev. Richard Stallings, Spring Hill,
On Sunday, June 28, the Rev.
James N. Flowers and congregation
from Seal Pleasant, Md., will con
duct the services of the day.
' Journey ' Begins June 28
Friendship Baptist Church near
Longwood will launch a one-week
"Fantastic Journey" Monday as its
annual Vacation Bible School begins.
The school's kickoff will be held
Sunday, June 28, at S p.m., with a
puppet show, a clown with balloons,
food and fellowship planned.
The school will continue from
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through
Friday, June 29-July 3, at the church
on Calabash Road (N.C. 1300).
Classes and activities are planned
for boys and girls ages 2 through 17
and for adults as well. Following a
nautical theme, the school will offer
mission education, Bible study, in
teresting learning activities and spe
"I am really excited about our
novel plans for the school, " said
Orbie Smith, VBS director. "I am
anxious for many boys and girls
from our neighborhood who do not
attend Sunday school to join us for
Vacation Bible School
July 6-10, 6:30-8:30 PM
All Ages Welcome
I , Shell Point
f Rev. Jim Griffin
Transportation will be provided
for children who need rides. A
rrangements can be made by calling
Mrs. Smith at 287-3478 after 8 p.m.
Custer At Chapel
The Rev. Harold Custer, a United
Methodist minister from Parkers
burg, W.Va., is the pastor of the
week at The Holden Beach Chapel.
He will deliver the message dur
ing the 1 1 a.m. service Sunday, June
The service is preceded by Sun
day school at 10 a.m. A nursery is
provided for the morning.
The nondenominational chapel is
located on Rothschild Street across
from Holden Beach Town Hall.
New Pastor Called
Shell Point Baptist Church has
called a new minister.
The Rev. James A. Guffcc, 52,
assumed his new
the first of June.
ated in May
minary in Wake
Forest, and pre
Gaston Techni- guffee
cal Institute and UNC -Charlotte, as
well as IBM technical schools.
The U.S. Navy veteran was for
merly with IBM Corp. in a variety
of technical and management posi
tions from 1962 to 1990, when he
accepted a full-time call to the min
istry at Vaughan Baptist Church in
Vaughan. He was ordained Nov. 18,
Shell Point is his second church.
He and his wife, Elizabeth Ann,
arc living in Brierwood Estates,
Shalloue. They have a grown daugh
ter, Melinda, and two grandchildren.
Guffee says God has used he and
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
his wife, and their experiences-in
cluding ill health and the death of
two sons in tragic accidents-to help
others and to help others leani how
prayers give comfort and support
through the power of the Holy
Special Service Set
Sabbath Home Baptist Church
near Holden Beach will present a
special Independence Day service
Sunday, July 5, at 1 1 a.m.
The public is invited.
Worship Scrvice Sunday, 10:00 A.M.
Sunday School al 9:00 a.m.
Meeting In Shallottc Middle School
Pastor Donald R. Safrit
SHALLOTTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Ocean Isle Beach Worship Service
On the beach at 229 W. First St.
(access at Duncslde 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. Dattlcr, Pastor
STAFF mo TO BY SUSAN USHE*
CAIABASH PRESBYTERIAN Church sponsors the newest beach worship service that began Easter
Sunday, 1991. Pictured is the first crowd of worshippers that chilly Easter morning at Sunset Beach.
Resorts Offer Beach Fun,
Shopping. ..And Worship
BY MARJORIE MEGIVERN
Travelers to the resort areas of
Brunswick County have no excuse
for neglecting their customary Sun
day worship. A full complement of
services can be found on and near
local beaches in the favorite infor
mal style of vacationers.
Unless otherwise noted, they are
all held at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays,
from Memorial Day weekend
through Labor Day weekend, mostly
in the open-air, with an assortment
of denominational settings. To most,
worshippers arc encouraged to bring
their own lawn chair or blanket for
One of the oldest is the worship
service on the beach in Ocean Isle
Beach, sponsored by Shallotte
Presbyterian Church, but decidedly
nondenominational. The Rev. Les
ter Dattler, pastor of the Shallotte
church, said his group can be found
eight-tenths of a mile west of the
pier, with accesses on Driftwood
and Duneside drives.
"We average 300 to 400 people
on Sunday mornings, and we had
1,800 people this Easter Sunday," he
said. "When the new services started
a few years ago, we lost Church of
God and Pentecostal members, be
cause they preferred those more
The other services to which he re
ferred were instigated two years ago
by Odell and Virginia Williamson,
Ocean Isle Beach developers, who
also built a chapel across from the
United Methodist Church
8:00 AM Worship Soviet
9:00 AM Christian Education Hour
9:30-10:00 AM Fellowship Time
10:00 AM Worship Savk*
CASUAL DRESS ? NURSERY PROVIDED
Pastor: The Rev. Camlllc Yoikey Edwards
Hwy. 179 at Ocean Isle Beach
1 12 mile east of OIB Intersection
town hall, so worshippers can enjoy
the beach atmosphere at a site just
west of the pier or a more formal
setting in the chapel at 11 a.m.
These are interdenominational ser
vices, with a different minister each
week who receives a week's stay in
a condominium there in exchange
for his ministry.
In the Holden Beach area, three
services are available, including one
at the Campground by the Sea on
Ocean Boulevard West and one at
Tanglewood Shelter on Seashore
Oldest in existence is the Holden
Beach Chapel, which hosts a pastor
of the week and offers Sunday
school and an 11 a.m. worship ser
vice, with nursery provided. Gil
Bass is in charge of the nondenomi
nalional services in the chapel,
which is located across Rothschild
Street from Holden Beach Town
Brunswick Islands Baptist Church
sponsors the campground program,
with a variety of ministers and lay
men leading services in the "little
brown hut". The Rev. Walter Clegg
presides at Tanglewood Shelter.
Another campground. Sea Mist
Campground, is the setting for wor
ship at Brick Landing, where the
Rev. Herman Absher of Jennie's
Branch Baptist Church is responsi
ble for the resort ministry services.
At Sunset Beach, Calabash Pres
byterian Church began offering a
service on the strand Easter a year
ago. Worshippers gather on the
beach just east of the pier at 8 a.m.
for services led by the Rev. Francis
M. Womack Jr., pastor.
In the South port-Oak Island area,
visitors can worship on the beach at
the Long Beach Cabana, a program
jointly sponsored by the summer
staff at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at
Fort Caswell and First Ba[Hist
Church of Oak Island.
vacations, important family
occasions and the future are
all events which make life a
little more pleasant.
things we do in life is planning
together. Planning for a home,
O ne of the most rewarding
1 1 ? * ? ? -
larry Andrews Planning ahead in almost any
endeavor makes our lives just
a little bit easier. Making funeral arrangements in
advance is not an unusual thing to do. In fact, it
often represents a warm sense of caring and a very
special act of love for your family.
Brunswick Funeral Service
Shallotte, NC ? (919) 754-6363 ? Whiteville, NC ? (919) 642-2889
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As We CeleSrate Our 3itsi Service
Our New Cdurcd
On Our Sfiird Birthday
Sunday, $uly 5, 1992
At 10:00 in tde Morning
Seaside United Metdodist Church
Camille JJ or key Gdwards, Pastor
1300 Seaside Road SUA (Highway 9 Of) / Sunset Beacd, Norffi Carolina 28468 / (919) 579-5753
Worship every Sunday 8.00 & 10 00 im. Handicapped Parking Refreshing, Gntfiusiastic Atmosphere
Sunday Scdool ? All Ages 9:00 a.m. Qround 3loor Gnfry Casual Dress / Nursery Provided