Esteban Abonza Jr.

Esteban Abonza Jr., 27, died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

A Rosary Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Worthington Funeral Home with Father Joe Yager officiating. A graveside service will be held at Cherry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Charles Dudley officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Teresa Ann and Esteban Abonza Sr. of Cerro Gordo; his paternal grandmother, Toriba Rios of Cerro Gordo; one sister, Sabrina Abonza of Fair Bluff; and two stepsisters, Nancy Britt of Boardman and Hope Mendez of Cerro Gordo.

Sally Mae Troy

Sally Mae Troy, 62, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville.

Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Friends may visit the family at 366 Silver Spoon Road, Evergreen.

Dianne E. Lewis

Dianne E. Lewis, 70, formerly of Fair Bluff, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at home.

Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Butler Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Fair Bluff with Rev. Gail Thomas officiating. Viewing will be held from 1-6 p.m. Monday, May 29 at S&L Funeral Home in Fair Bluff. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, W. Earl Lewis; one daughter, Nicole Lewis; one brother, Randy Evans; and two sisters, Vera Ruth Evans and Myra Dees.

Katherine Diane Smith

Katherine Diane Smith, 65, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The family will receive friends from 11-12:15 p.m. with a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

J.C. Covington Jr.

J.C. Covington Jr., 73, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Saint Luke United Methodist Church, 1407 Saint Luke Road, Dillon, S.C. Viewing will be held from noon-7 p.m. Monday May 29 at Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville and Tuesday, May 30 one hour prior to the service at the church.  There will be no viewing after the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are two sisters, Emma Covington and Teresa Graham, both of Lumberton; and seven brothers, Benjamin Cobb of Liberty, Walter Covington of Clarkton, Wilbert Covington of Winston-Salem, Thomas Covington and Elijah Covington, both of Whiteville, Bobby Covington of Bladenboro and Terrance Covington of Chadbourn.

Friends may visit the family at 495 Legion Drive, Whiteville.

Kenneth Marshall McLamb

Kenneth Marshall McLamb, 60, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his home. Born July 11, 1956 in Holly Hill, he was the son of the late Leroy McLamb and Dessie Leora Fipps McLamb. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister Earlene Harrelson.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26 in the Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is handling the arrangements.
He is survived by three brothers, Roy Allen McLamb of Conway, S.C., Dale Spivey and Alford Spivey, both of Tabor City; and four sisters, Mary Frances Smith, Elizabeth Ann McLamb Pack and Sue McLamb Norton, all of Conway, S.C., Virginia Millikin of Laurel Hill.

Betty L. Harris

Betty L. Harris, 78, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville. She was born Oct. 14, 1938 in Clark County, Va., the daughter of the late John S. Lichliter and Pearl Vance Lichliter. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two daughters,Vickie Lynn Wilkerson and Cathy Sue Harris.

She formerly  owned and operated Shangri-la Beauty Shop in Lake Waccamaw.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Waccamaw.  Betty was a terrific mother and wife as well as a wonderful friend to all and a kind and loving person. Later in life she enjoyed exploring her artistic abilities.  Her endeavors included woodworking, wreath making and painting.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27 graveside at Lake Waccamaw Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Chuck Smith officiating. Peacock Funeral Home of Whiteville is handling the arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Harris; one son, Ricky Harris of Lake Waccamaw; one daughter, Rita Harris Watts and husband, Barry, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one brother, John Lichliter of Shallotte; one sister, Jane Denny and husband, Steve, of Shallotte; two grandchildren, Kathleen Watts and Michael Todd Dawson; and a great-grandson, Michael Brock Dawson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.

Lila Wells McKee

Lila Wells McKee, 85, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. She was born May 30, 1931 in Danville, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Bob McKee; her parents, Addison Wells and Betty Kate Wilson Wells; three brothers, Paul Wells, Stokes Wells,Wilson Wells; and three sisters, Glenda Stevens, Garnett Pompano, Belva Elliott.
She was a member of New Covenant Faith Bible Church. She was a laboratory technician with National Spinning until her retirement after 35 years.
Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 26 in the Peacock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Smith officiating. Burial will be in Peacock’s Columbus Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m.  Friday, May 26, 2017 prior to her service at the funeral home.
She is survived by one son, Barry Wayne McKee and wife, Cathy, of Whiteville; two daughters, Marsha Ramalho and husband, Mario, Tammy White and husband, Joey; one brother, Bill Wells of Danville, Va.; eight grandchildren, Billy Carl Weatherford, Amanda Ray, Tracy Daggett, Jamie Townsend, Crystal Johnson, Chris White, Elizabeth Eckert, Michael McKee; and 10 great-grandchildren, Noah Ray, Russell Daggett  Jr., Carleigh Daggett, Jack Daggett, A.J. Johnson, Alley Johnson, Cole Weatherford, Brandy Todd, Brianna Todd and April Todd.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.