January 15, 2018

Alice Faye McCallum

Alice Faye McCallum, 67, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at her residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Smith Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Dwayne Waddell

Kenneth “Kenny” Dwayne Waddell, 49, formerly of Leland died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville.

A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. at Love Faithfully Ministries located at 171 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Oak Dale Baptist Church with Rev. Dean Jackson officiating. The family will also receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 17 one hour prior to the funeral service at Oak Dale Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is serving the family.

He is survived by his wife, Holli Floyd Waddell of the home; one son, Joel Kenneth Waddell of the home; two daughters, Kyesha Waddell of Wilmington and Taniya Waddell of Burgaw; a step-son, Landon Tart of the home; his mother, Shirley Waddell of Wilmington; his father, Rufus Harrell of Leland; four siblings, Cleavon Harrell of Kelly, Edwin Waddell of Raleigh, Jermane Waddell of Wilmington and Cynthia Pickett of Rocky Point; and a grandson.

William Robert McDade

Mr. William Robert McDade, 72, formerly of Whiteville died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.  He was born July 14, 1945 in Wake County, the son of the late John Allison McDade and Ruth Hester McDade. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Grace Tanner Scott and a son,  Larry Weeks.

Mr. McDade was formerly a patrolman with the Whiteville Police Department, Chief of Police in Bunn and Macclesfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

His family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Peacock Funeral Home. His funeral service with military honors will be at held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Peacock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Heath Cadell officiating.  Burial will be in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

He is survived by five daughters, Patricia Nobles and husband, Eddie, of Whispering Pines, Susan Baldwin and husband, Chuck, of Whiteville, Ruth McDade of Greenville, S.C., Debra Harris of Wilmington, Kathy Weeks of Newport News, Va.; three brothers, Martin McDade and wife, Joyce, of Garner, Daniel McDade and spouse, Alex, of Washington, D.C., John McDade and wife, Polly, of Orlando Fla.; six sisters, Thelma Tanner of Tomball, Texas, Marie Wachsmuth and husband, Walt, of Tampa, Fla., Helen Browning of Clayton, Patricia Oliver of Raeford, Jean Baker of Angier, Melissa Mahar of Conroe, Texas; four grandchildren, Laura Markey and husband, Derek, of Wilmington, Patrick Nobles and wife, Kristy, of Carthage, Brooks Baldwin and Bud Baldwin, both of Whiteville; six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Sawyer, Lincoln and Griffin Markey, Paisley and Adalyn Nobles.

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

Eunice Pierce Long Floyd

Eunice Pierce Long Floyd, 85, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville.

She was the daughter of the late Royal and Bessie FormyDuval Pierce. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Ralph Orbert Pierce, Thurston Columbus Pierce and Royal Vail Pierce.

The family will receive friends at her son’s residence, Danny Long located at 2231 Joe Brown Hwy. South, Chadbourn, N.C. 28431. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery with Rev. David Crumpler officiating. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is serving the family.

She is survived by four children, Noah David Long and Danny Pierce Long, both of Chadbourn, Donald “Donnie” Royal Long of Asheboro and Pamela Lynn Long of Swansboro; two brothers, Wade Sylvester Pierce of Fayetteville and James DeLane Pierce of Lithia, Fla; three grandchildren, Penny Long Grainger, Heather Long Malkin and Adam Long; and one great-granddaughter, Ella Malkin.

In lieu of flowers memorials may made to the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 11, Morrisville, N.C. 27560.

Pearl Marie Duncan Palmerico

Pearl Marie Duncan Palmerico, 79, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Matha Hinson Duncan and the widow of Patrick Dominick Palmerico  Jr.. She was also preceded in death by three siblings, Red Elroy Duncan, Alene Cartrette and Lucille Duncan.

Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Beaverdam Original Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Buddy Seay officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Worthington Funeral Home. Interment will be in the McPherson Cemetery.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Alice Faye Palmerico (Steven Barnes) of Lumberton, Richard James Palmerico (Betty Ann) of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Lisa Masters of Chadbourn; siblings, McArthur Duncan and Rachel Garrell, both of Chadbourn, Mitchell Duncan of Ocean Isle Beach; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews that she treasured as her on children.

Online guest register is available at www.worthingtonfuneralhome.com.

Linda Sue Settlers Gore

Linda Sue Settlers Gore, 59, formerly of Chadbourn, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at her home.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in the Peoples Funeral Home Chapel in Whiteville.

Surviving are her husband, Bert Gore Jr. of Riverview, Fla.; one daughter, Tonya P. Williams of Douglasville, Ga.; her parents, John C. and Creola Settlers of Whiteville; and two sisters, Judy McKoy of Chadbourn and Glenda Addison of Whiteville.

Frances Watson

Frances Watson, 77, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at Shoreland Health Care and Retirement. She was born July 10, 1940 in Delaware County, Pa., the daughter of the late William C. Watson and Frances Sanderson Watson.

Peacock Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

She is survived by two sons, Michael Dugan and David Dugan, both of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Ruth Ann Edwards of L.A., Mary Dugan and Cathy Tripler, both of Pennsylvania; one brother, William Watson of Florida; and seven grandchildren.

Antonio James ‘Tony’ Collier

Antonio James “Tony” Collier, 51, died Monday, Jan. 8 at Sunnyside Center in Jacksonville, Fla. He was the son of the late James Collier and Willie Mae Collier.

The funeral will be  held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19 in Jacksonville, Fla. A service of T.S. Warden Funeral Service of Jacksonville, Fla. A courtesy of Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

Surviving are three sisters, Diane Collier, Sandra Collier Payne and Gwendolyn Collier, all of Florida; and two brothers, Timothy Collier of Whiteville and Marty Collier of Raleigh.

Annie Merle ‘Banny’ Sykes

Annie Merle “Banny” Sykes, 76, of Bladenboro, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. She was born March 29, 1941. She was preceded in death by her parents,  Taft and Ruby Edwards Guyton; her husband, Luke “Bill” Sykes; one daughter, Delores “Effie” Strickland; her brother, Prentice Guyton; and a granddaughter.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 in the Butters Baptist Church fellowship hall. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 at the church with Revs. Anthony Rich and Dewayne Lambeth officiating. Burial will be in Singletary Cemetery in Butters. Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is handling the arrangements.

She is survived by one son, Greg Sykes of Bladenboro; one daughter, Lynn S. Hester of Butters; one sister, Belita Green; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.