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  • Bladenboro

    Edgar Charles “Charlie” Bowen Jr., 59, died Monday, May 21, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Charles Bowen. Final rites will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Bladenboro. The family will receive friends...

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  • Bladenboro

    Shelba Grey Jackson, 79, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alford and Nema Prevatte; two infant sons; one sister, Hazel Parnell; and one brother, James Pittman. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at...

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  • Tabor City

    Ervin Rezell Jordan Sr., 87, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville. Born Dec. 16, 1930 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Vance Jordan and Minnie Todd Jordan and the widower of Joann...

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  • Chadbourn

    Blanchie Retha Morgan Cartrette, 93, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville.She was the daughter of the late Lettie Mae Spivey Morgan and Henry Mayo Morgan. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by,...

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  • Chadbourn

    John Maxwell Neal Jr., 70, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville. He was the son of the late Nell Elizabeth Kilpatrick Neal and John Maxwell Neal Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving honorably in the...

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  • Whiteville

    Doris Elois Stephens Bass, 92, of the Smyrna community, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. She was the daughter of the late Lora Purvis Stephens and Normie “NM” Stephens. She was the widow of Billie Elbert Bass...

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  • Raleigh

    Selena Bullock Graham, 74, formerly of Fair Bluff, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at home. Final rites were held Sunday, May 20 at Sandy Grove Baptist Church, 649 Gapway Road in Fair Bluff. Burial was in Butler Branch Cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville handled...

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  • Whiteville

    Darthy Mae Summersett, 91, went to be with her Lord Wednesday evening, May 16, 2018, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville. Born Nov. 19, 1926 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late William Noah Hardwick and Annie Ronnie...

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  • Tabor City

    Ronald Levi Hickman, 65, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Viewing was held Sunday, May 20 in the Westside Funeral Home Chapel. Final rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Great Grace Church. Burial...

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  • Tabor City

    Harrelson Long, 60, of the Dothan community, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in an automobile accident. Viewing was held Friday, May 18 in the Westside Funeral Home Chapel. Final rites were held Saturday, May 19 at Deliverance Prayer Temple, Loris, S.C. Burial was in Bristol...

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  • Loris, South Carolina

    Christine F. Fowler, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at McLeod Loris Hospital. Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late Seymour and Armenda Fowler and the widow of Oliver Junior Fowler. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by...

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  • Chadbourn

    Lonnie Junior Prazzo, 79, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville. Born Dec. 8, 1938 in Mount Airy, he was the son of the late Fred and Ann Easter Prazzo and the widower of Mildred Jeanette Smith...

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  • Elizabethtown

    Carolyn Faye Faircloth, 76, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. She is survived by one daughter,Debbie Jones of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Betty Jean Kwaiton of Fayetteville, Sandra...

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  • Oklahoma

    Earl Hood McClure, 95, formerly of Elizabethtown, died Friday, May 11, 2018. The family received friends Wednesday, May 16 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Final rites were held Thursday, May 17 in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Bladen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in...

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  • Bladenboro

    James Gibson, 84, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Antioch Baptist Church with final rites to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Mark Meadows officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m....

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  • Clarkton

    Ned Worthington Priest, 89, died Sunday, May 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Priest. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church in Council. Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is handling...

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  • Tabor City

    Jack Arthur Batten, 74, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Little Iron Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 24320 Peacock Road, Tabor City. Viewing was held Sunday, May 20 at...

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  • Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Mary Magolene Clarida Teebenny, 72, formerly of Nakina, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville. She was the daughter of the late J. C. Clarida and Allane Smith Clarida. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at...

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Community Events

may, 2018

24may6:00 pmPeace Officers MemorialAt the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office

25may6:00 pmMovies on Madison: Summer Film Series “Coco” Rescheduled for May 25The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville and the Columbus County Arts Council bring you “Movies on Madison: Summer Film Series.”

26may10:00 am“Wings of Life” featured at Museum’s Science Cinema May 26The film is rated G. Admission is free.

30may10:00 am11:00 amWednesday StorytimeNorth Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville

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