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Obituaries

  • Tar Heel

    Thomas Lennon Melvin, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. A service of Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home, Elizabethtown.

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  • Crusoe

    Harvey Elmer Etheridge, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. He was the last survivor of eight children born to Harvey J. Etheridge and Lawrence Elizabeth Long Etheridge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Roscoe, Rowe, Henry, Thomas; and...

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  • Tabor City

    Sally Grainger Lancaster passed away Monday Nov. 12, 2018 at her home. She was the daughter of Franklin Walter Grainger and Flossie Alford Grainger. Sally was born on May 16, 1930 in Loris, S.C. Sally was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin and Clinton...

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  • Bladenboro

    Jonathan Ikie Stocks, 38, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home of Elizabethtown is handling the arrangements.

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  • Nichols, South Carolina

    Evadell Martha Stackhouse, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. She was born Nov. 18, 1938. Viewing will be held from 1-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at S&L Funeral Home and Cremation Servie in Fair Bluff. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov....

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  • Whiteville

    Linn Wayne Burris, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville receiving compassionate care with his son, Mike, by his side. He was the son of the late Isaac Luther Burris and Maude Harris Burris. He was born Feb....

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  • Conway, S.C.

    Flossie Musettie Hardy Bryant, 93, formerly of Supply, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

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  • Deltona, Florida

    Theresa Rappa, 74, died Nov. 8, 2018 after a lengthly illness. She was born July 19, 1944 in Bridgeport, Conn., the second daughter of Charles J. and Jeaninne Pilotti. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Rappa; and a brother, Charles J. Pillotti...

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  • Whiteville

    Lee Watts, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. He was born Aug. 13, 1936 in Columbus County, the son of the late Horry and Ora Watts. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Trudy Watts Blake; and two brothers, James O’Neil Watts...

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  • Whiteville

    Lonzie Vernon Lee, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. He was the son of the late Thelma Dew Lee and Major Green Lee Sr. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Vernon Lee; and...

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  • Chadbourn

    Lillie Mae Council, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indian Trail. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at D&A Funeral Home. She is survived by two daughters, Gwanetta Bryan of Charlotte...

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  • Clarkton

    Mac Arthur Campbell, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. He was the son of the late Edith Allene and Willie E. Campbell of Columbus County. Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Rehobeth AME...

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  • Riegelwood

    Albert Young, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. He was the son of the late Howard M. Young and Lena Lacewell Young. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church,...

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  • Fayetteville

    Betty Lou Benjamin McDowell, 76, formerly of Chadbourn, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Lonnie Benjamin and Sarah Newkirk Benjamin. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Jerusalem...

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  • Dillon

    Rodney Stephen Dudney Sr., 65, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence. Born in Marion County, S.C., March 20, 1953, he was the son of Cathleen Turbeville Dudney and the late Ruyland L. Dudney. He was preceded in death by,...

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  • Burlington

    Ralph Meares, formerly of Tabor City, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Meares was born in Columbus County on June 20, 1933 and was the son of the late Rowland Jason and Ethel Sealey Meares. He was also preceded in death by...

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  • Whiteville

    Ronnie A. Sellers, 61, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. Born April 15, 1957 in Conway, S.C., he was the son of Rufus and Letha Dunn Sellers. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov....

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  • Tabor City

    James Floyd Nealey, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Mcleod- Loris Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1940 in Columbus County to the late Burris Nealey and Elvie Norris Nealey. He was preceded in death by three siblings, Boyd Nealey, Eddie B. Nealey Sr.,...

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Community Events

november, 2018

02nov(nov 2)9:00 am30(nov 30)6:00 pmDisaster Recovery Center hours changeState/FEMA disaster recovery centers

16nov5:00 pm“Paint and Create” topic of Whiteville Teen Science CaféA free pizza dinner is provided at the end of the event, courtesy of Anthony’s Italian Restaurant.

17nov1:30 pm2:30 pmThe Life and Legacy of Millie-Christine McKoyThe North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville

17nov6:00 pm11:00 pmCRHS Foundation Inspiration GalaCelebrating The Golden Nurse Award

17nov8:00 pm2:00 pmColumbus County Farmers Market will re-open Saturday, November 17Farm-to-Table Fundraiser Rescheduled for November 30

24nov10:00 amScience Cinema - Disneynature’s “Bears”The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville - showtimes at 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

29nov11:30 am1:30 pmSCC Foundation Christmas Luncheon featuring USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle Book-signing is from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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