Doris Lee Fowler Bullard of Delco, NC passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, June 1, 2019. She was born January 14, 1934 in Green Sea, SC the daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Jeffie Strickland Fowler.  She was the oldest of seven siblings and is preceded in death by her husband, Horace Bullard of Delco, NC and her two sisters Dola Fowler and Margaret Fowler Buffkin. Doris, “Nannie, Aunt Dot, Mrs. Doris, Grandma,” proudly served the community for 54 years as the...
Bolton: Wilbur Ray Simmons, 86 of Bolton died Thursday April 18, 2019  at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Whiteville, N.C. He was the son of the late John Henry Simmons and Lizzie Wilkins Simmons . and was preceded in death by his  wife, Janie McKeithan Simmons, Son, John Samuel Simmons and a  Brother, Dawson Simmons. He worked with Federal Paper as a Heavy Equiptment Operator for over 30 years. Survivors include his daughters, Jeannie Carter of Wilmington, N.C. and...
Nakina: Jessica Lynn Gore , 33 of Nakina died April 12, 2019. She was the daughter of Debra Fowler Gore and the late William James Gore. She worked as a Textile Operator with National Spinning in Whiteville, N.C. Jessica is survived by her mother; Debra Fowler Gore of Whiteville,  four sons; Jonathon Allen McPherson, Christopher William McPherson, and Colton Chase McPherson all of Whiteville, Elijah Riley Porter of Nakina, her fianc'e ; Timothy Alan Porter of Nakina, one brother;...
On June 4, 2019 Ella Jean Johnson devoted wife of the late Charles Johnson, Sr.; beloved mother of Norma Zubey and her late husband Joseph Zubey, Linda Lintz and her husband Ronald, Charles Johnson, Jr. and his wife Tracey, and the late Diane Rivers. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; dear sister of Lewis Ervin. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Graveside services and interment will be held at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens, 10201 Bird River...
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...
Clarkton: Robert Otis Gurkin , 65 of Clarkton died Friday,  May 31,2019. He was the son of the late Earl Brown Gurkin, Sr. and Alice Carolyn Edwards Gurkin and was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Brown Gurkin, Jr. He worked in  Forestry Management. He was a member of Western Prong Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife: Lisa Douglas Gurkin of the home. Step-Sons; Curtiss Wilkinson and Nicholas Wilkinson, both of Wilmington, N.C., Sisters; Carol Spradley of Leland, N.C....

On May 29th, 2019 Leroy "Butch" George Jackson, Jr. devoted husband to Teresa Ann Jackson; beloved stepfather to Tanya and Raymond Welsh, Amanda and Martin Satterfield and DeAnna Delcostello; dear brother of John and Ronald Jackson and the late Donald Jackson; cherished grandfather to Katlyn, Desirae, Alyssa, Wyatt, Jaxson, Hunter and Landyn. A funeral service will be held at the Edgemere Church of God, 7414 Ellen Avenue, Sparrows Point MD 21219 on Saturday June 8th, 2019 at...


Pearl and Andrew were married on August 21, 1971 and celebra...ted 47 years together. Their home was blessed with: three children, Retha Mae (Charles) Bess, Mary Jane McConnell, and Andrew Charlie (Doris) Barrineau; and eight grandchildren, Brandon Pope, Darius Bess, Cheyenne Bess, Sam Pope, Destiny McConnell, Annabelle Barrineau, Karley Barrineau, and Hunter Taylor.
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Clarkton: Robert Otis Gurkin , 65 of Clarkton died Friday,  May 31,2019. He was the son of the late Earl Brown Gurkin, Sr. and Alice Carolyn Edwards Gurkin and was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Brown Gurkin, Jr. He worked in  Forestry Management. He was a member of Western Prong Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife: Lisa Douglas Gurkin of the home. Step-Sons; Curtiss Wilkinson and Nicholas Wilkinson, both of Wilmington, N.C., Sisters; Carol Spradley of Leland, N.C....
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...

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...


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On May 29, 2019 Walter Raymond Taylor, Jr. devoted husband to Barbara Taylor; beloved father of Raymond and Timothy Taylor; dear brother of Philip, Jerry, Donna, Richard Taylor and Denise Swain, Betty Nan, Bill Hopp and the late Michele Forbes Taylor and the late Phyllis Hebert; loving nephew of Hannah Storto; cherished son of the late Audrey A. and the late Walter R. Taylor, Sr.; dear brother-in-law to Nicholas Storto. Also survived by many loving grandchildren. A funeral...
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