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Chadbourn: Dorothy Bass Green, 94 of Chadbourn died Sunday,  May 19, 2019 at the Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S. C.. She was the daughter of the late Richard Dick Bass and Edith Gore Bass and was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Litchfield Green, Sr. . She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Whiteville. She was a loving homemaker to the complete Green Family. Survivors include two sons, Richard D. Green, Sr. (Zelda W.) of Cerro Gordo, N.C.  and David...
On May 25, 2019 Elaine V. Snyder (nee Bartos) beloved wife of the late Donald J. Snyder; devoted mother of Donna Connors and Ronald Snyder and his wife Alicia; cherished grandmother of Teresa Klier, Dina Rachuba and Caitlin Snyder. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Friday at 1:00 pm. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.  Interment at St. Stanislaus...
Whiteville: Su Van Nguyen, 86 of Whiteville died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Whiteville.  He was the son of the late Bieu Nguyen and Huong Tran and was preceded in death by Hien Nguyen and My Van Nguyen. He served as a police officer in Vietnam for over 10 years. Survivors include his daughters, Hien Nguyen (Quan Dinh) of Whiteville and My Van Nguyen (Phuc) of Whiteville., sisters; Nhu Hoa Nguyen and No Nguyen, both of Vietnam. 4 Grandchildren. A...
On June 1, 2019 Ronald A. Koelbel devoted husband of Paula Koelbel (nee Haugh); beloved father of Michelle Perozich and her husband Chris, and Ronald Koelbel II and his wife Nahyun Cho; loving "Pop-Pop" of Nicole, C.J., Zach and Hunter; dear brother of Lynn Weaver, Richard Koelbel and Terry Harris; good friend of Charles Eberwein. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated in St. Leo the Great Catholic Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St., Baltimore, MD 21202 on Saturday at 10...
On June 2, 2019 Alberta "Bert" Karen Anderson (nee Tudor) devoted wife of Melvin Anderson; beloved sister of Alfred Tudor and his wife Janet, William Tudor, Ruthie Cordwell and her husband Charles and Estelle "Stellie" Amos and her husband Samuel; loving great-grandmother of Jaelyn. A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Sunday at 5 pm.Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3-5 pm.  Interment at Garrison Forest...
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