Robin Stewart Fleming

Robin Stewart Fleming, 40, formerly of Four Oaks, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Columbus Regional Healthcare. She was born Aug. 5, 1976 in Johnston County, the daughter of Lloyd Bruce and Patsy Johnson Stewart of Four Oaks. She assisted her husband with his medical practice, Whiteville Adult Medicine, PA.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Stewart’s Chapel Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church, 5887 Devil’s Race Track Road in Four Oaks, with Revs. Freddy Langston and Sherwood Lassiter officiating. Burial will be in Princeton City Cemetery in Princeton.
She is survived by, in addition to her parents, her husband, Richard Carl Fleming; and his parents, Linda and Dick Fleming; one sister, Tracy Parker of Four Oaks; and two brothers, David Stewart and Stephen Bruce Stewart, both of Four Oaks.
Due to her lifelong love of animals, the family suggest memorials may be made to the ASPCA of your choice.
The family will receive friends at the home of her parents, 1915 Devil’s Race Track Road, Four Oaks, N.C. 27524.

Joseph Michael Parker

Joseph Michael Parker, 45, formerly of Chadbourn, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at McLeod Medical Center.
Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.
Friends may visit the family at 1413 Madania Drive, Dillon, S.C.

Roger O’Neil Baldwin

Roger O’Neil Baldwin, 68,  passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.
Mr. Baldwin was born Aug. 25, 1948 in Columbus County, to the late Paul and Alice Baldwin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two nieces, Madeline Baldwin and Mallory Cranford.
Roger and his wife, Frankie, had resided in Black Mountain since 2000 where they owned and operated Front Porch Grill until 2008. He was a meat supervisor for more than 50 years and was currently employed with the Biltmore Estate.
Roger was an avid fisherman, musician, and wood worker. He was a past president of the Lions Club; past officer of the Kiwanis Club where he played music for 18 years on a country music show; and was a lifetime member of the White Cane Club, delivering canes to the blind.
Mr. Baldwin attended Mountain View Baptist Church and Tabernacle United Methodist Church.
A Celebration of Life service was held Sunday, Feb. 26 in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals in Black Mountain with David Ingram officiating.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Frankie Rhodes Baldwin; one daughter, Paula Baldwin Edwards (Dale); one sister, Marsha Baldwin (Michael); one brother, Paul Baldwin, Jr. (Jan); three grandchildren, Hilary Patterson, Emily and Nataly Caulder; three step-grandchildren, Angel, Nikki, and Harley Edwards; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Roger O’Neil Baldwin Memorial Fund, 591 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain, N.C. 28711.
A guest register is available at

William Ward

William Ward, 61, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. He was the son of the late Joseph Henry Ward  and Berline Carroll Ward.
He enjoyed gardening at his home. He was a member of Old Dock Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at McKenzie Mortuary. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Sykes officiating.
Survivors include his brother, Bobby Ward ( Marsha) of Whiteville; one nephew, Jason R. Ward of Little River; one niece, Casey W. Grice of Selma; two aunts, Ann Cartrette of Whiteville and  Janice Stamey of Little River; two great-nieces,  Hailey Housand and Abigail Grice, both of Selma; and  a  great-nephew, Adam J. Ward of Little River.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospiceand LifeCare Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.

Anna Jane Cato Ivey

Anna Jane Cato Ivey, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at her residence.
Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Mill Branch Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. Dr. Jerry Ganus officiating. Viewing will be held from noon-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 at Smith Funeral Home and Tuesday, Feb. 28 one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, John Henry Ivey of the home; three children, Barbara Green of Baltimore, Md., Deborah Small of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Victor Miller of Pennsylvannia; one stepson, David Richardson of Orlando, Fla.; seven sisters, Mildred C. Manning, Flossie Burt Hall, Eunice Jackson, Gussie J. Jenkins, all of Whiteville, Virginia J. Ward of Chadbourn, Emma Walker of Bladenboro, Annie Doris Walker of Richmond, Va.; and a host of grandchildren.

Dennis Walter Meshaw

Dennis Walter Meshaw, 60, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born to Sylvia Bigford Meshaw and the late Henry Barney Meshaw Aug. 23, 1956. He was preceded in death by, in addition to his father, one brother, Danny E. Meshaw; and one sister, Debra M. McCall.
He graduated from East Bladen High School in 1974. He worked with Pridgen Brothers Contractors for more than 33 years. He married Sarah McLaughlin Meshaw Aug.  22, 1975.
He coached his son, daughters and grandchildren’s Dixie Youth baseball teams.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Center Road Baptist Church officiated by Revs. Mickey McLaughlin, Neil Smith and Dewayne Lambert. Burial will be in the Singletary Cemetery in Bladenboro.
He is survived by his wife of more than 41 years, Sarah McLaughlin Meshaw of the home; children, Amanda Fuller of Smithfield, Amy Munn of Ammon, Brittany Meshaw of Chesapeake, Va., Dennis (D.J.) W. Meshaw Jr. of Greenville; mother, Sylvia Bigford Meshaw of Elizabethtown; one brother, Kenneth Meshaw of Wallace; one sister, Cathy Meshaw Priest of Clinton; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Josephine Norris Soles

Josephine Norris Soles, 80, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. She was the daughter of the late Romi Norris and Essie Ovelia Norris.
A graveside service was held Monday, Feb. 20 at Myrtle Green Cemetery, Tabor City with Rev. Ray Cartrette officiating. The family spoke with friends prior to the service. McKenzie Mortuary handled the arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Clara Cartrette of Chadbourn, Angela Rice, Dorothy Soles and Rebecca Soles, all of Whiteville; two sisters, Kathy Hoss and Ann Billa, both of Chicago, Ill.,  two brothers, Burrough Cartrette of Chicago, Ill. and David Cartrette of Rock Hill, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

Susan McDonald Hood

Susan McDonald Hood, 53, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Salem Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarkton with Rev. Dewey Ball officiating.