Pedestrian critically injured on U.S. 701 North Friday

A Clarkton area man was airlifted to New Hanover Regional after being struck by a car Friday on U.S. 701.

Trooper W.A. Richardson said Michael Bobb Jr., 55, apparently darted into traffic near the intersection of U.S. 701 and Inman Lake Road, just north of the Whiteville city limits. Bobb was crossing the northbound lane when he ran into the path of an automobile driven by Ashley Cartrette, 38, of Whiteville.

Bobb was transported with severe head trauma, according to officials. The incident occurred near Whiteville Country Club and the Dollar General store.

Cartrette could not avoid the crash, Richardson said.

“Charges are pending, but the driver was not at fault,” Richardson said.

Whiteville Rescue took the victim directly to a waiting helicopter at Columbus Regional for transport to New Hanover Regional.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The fall 954 Magazine is inserted in today’s News Reporter. It’s our 10th edition


The cover story is a fascinating article on Millie-Christine McKoy, the Siamese twins who went on to international fame. The magazine is in all in-county papers and in racks.

Rash of fires in Lake Waccamaw area


The Lake Waccamaw Fire Department responded to three structure fires Tuesday and Wednesday, two of which were likely intentionally set. The two potential arson calls Wednesday were at abandoned structures at Jefferson Road and Sam Potts Highway, and at Farley Road west of town.

Geraldine Powers

Geraldine Powers, 74, of the Cedar Grove community, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at her residence.
Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m Friday, Nov. 17 at the Brunswick-Waccamaw Baptist Headquarters, 600 Pine Log Road. Viewing will be held from noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Smith Funeral Home and Friday, Nov. 17 one hour prior to service at the headquarters. There will not be any viewing following the service. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery in Hasty.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Powers; children, Joyce Powers Young, Kenneth Powers and Samuel Devon Powers, all of Whiteville; three sisters, Delois McCullun of Whiteville, Audrey Hasty and Clara Armstrong, both of Laurinburg; two brothers, Moses Hasty and Allen Glenn Hasty, both of Laurinburg.

Cheryl Evon Jefferson George

Cheryl Evon Jefferson George, 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Columbus Regional Healthcare.
She was employed by Century 21.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Brunswick-Waccamaw Baptist Headquarters, 600 Pinelog Road with Rev. Algernon McKenzie officiating. Viewing will be held from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at Peoples Funeral Home and Monday, Nov. 20 one hour prior to the service at the headquarters. There will be no viewing after the service. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 in the funeral home chapel, at which time Delta Sigma Theta Omega Omega rites will be performed. Burial will be in Mitchell Field Cemetery in Clarkton.
Surviving are her husband, Franklin R. George; her mother, Ruthie B. Jefferson of Whiteville; and two stepsons, Franklin R. George III of Upper Marlboro, Md. and Amar Mawusi (Byron George) of Sterling, Va.

Randy Guy Register

Randy Guy Register, 61, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. He was born July 17, 1956 in Columbus County, the son of the late Jesse Purl Register and the late Maxine Watts Register.
He was formerly employed with International Paper and Coca Cola. He owned and operated Register Logging.
The family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Peacock Funeral Home. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott Cumbee officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Faulk Register; two sons, Jeremy Register and Casey Register, both of Whiteville; two brothers, Danny Register of West End and Shannon Register of Whiteville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Blake Register, Justin Register, Jesse Register, Drake Simmons, Davy Simmons and William Tatum.

Ulysses Snowden

Ulysses Snowden, 76, formerly of Chadbourn, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at St. Paul Holiness Church 215 W. Smith Street. Viewing will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 at St. Paul Holiness Church one hour prior to the service and again after service. Burial will be in the Roberts Family Cemetery in Albany, Ga. D & A Funeral Service of Chadbourn is handling the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Easter May Snowden; four sisters, Linda Jackson and Michelle, Cheryl and Brenda Yates; and two brothers, Larry Jackson and Timothy Yates.

Clarice Lewis Butler

Clarice Lewis Butler, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonzo and Eva Lewis; her husband, Vance Junior Butler; three brothers, Norval, Ennis and Tom Lewis; two sisters, Martha Fayak and Mary Lou Carroll; and a granddaughter.
Clarice met the love of her life Junior (Vance) Jr. and married him in 1947. They had six daughters. Vance Jr. died in 1991.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at Dublin Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Warren Hill officiating. Burial will be in Bladen Memorial Gardens in Elizabethtown.
She is survived by six daughters, Linda Harrelson of Clarkton, Teresa Norris of Rockingham, Beverly Brady and Lavonda Tatum, both of Elizabethtown, Vann Carson of Florida, Jennifer Britt of Winston Salem; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Donald Carol Stewart

Donald Carol Stewart, 78, went to be with his Lord Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at his residence.
He was the son of the late Emma Jane Godwin Stewart and Johnnie Franklin Stewart. He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Mitchell Gray Stewart, Morris Wayne Stewart, Annie Pearl Stewart and Sandra Bailey.
He was employed as a supervisor by Dickerson Construction and Apex Construction for a total of 33 years.
The family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Chadbourn Pentecostal Holiness Church. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Chadbourn Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Donald Conway and Rev. Jim Skinner officiating. Interment will be in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is serving the family.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife of 56 years, Janice Faye Ivey Stewart of the home; one daughter, Wanda Carol Stewart McCulloch (David F.) of Lakeland, Ga.; one sister, Sylvia Pinyan (Curtis) of Chadbourn; two grandchildren, Karen Palmer (Michael) and Laura McCulloch Croft (Danial); and three great-grandchildren, MaKenzlee Palmer, Harlynn Palmer and Halleigh Croft.