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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...
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...
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...

  Monte Hale Formy-Duval, 71, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC  He was born in Columbus County, NC on March 30, 1948, the son of the late James Cecil and Emma Gore Formy-Duval. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Ann Brown Formy-Duval and also a brother, J.C. Formy-Duval. Mr. Formy-Duval had retired as a Valve Tech with Nuclear Power Plants.  He was a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.  Surviving is his...


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...
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;...
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  Monte Hale Formy-Duval, 71, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC  He was born in Columbus County, NC on March 30, 1948, the son of the late James Cecil and Emma Gore Formy-Duval. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Ann Brown Formy-Duval and also a brother, J.C. Formy-Duval. Mr. Formy-Duval had retired as a Valve Tech with Nuclear Power Plants.  He was a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.  Surviving is his...
On May 24, 2019 Don B. Brady devoted husband of the late Brenda Brady (nee Burton) for 50 yrs; beloved father of Todd Brady, Steve Brady and his wife Jamie, Kelly Picou and her husband Shawn, and the late Shane Brady; cherished son of Beulah and the late Vernon Deaver; dear brother of Danny Deaver, Vernon Deaver, Jr., Tonya Marceaux and the late Bob Brady; loving grandfather of Nicholas, Colton, Brittany, Carina, Victoria, Noah, Skyla, Jadyn, Caden, Athan, Alec, Ian, Avery and the late...
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...
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...
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....
Whiteville: Polly Jean Benton Jernigan, 57 of  Whiteville died Saturday, April 13,2019 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C.  She was the daughter of William Cecil Benton and Dolly Ward Benton. She was a former member of New Britton Baptist Church. She worked at Sam's Pit Stop on Jefferson St. for over 26 years as Store Manager. Survivors include her husband, Gary Dean Jernigan, Sr. of the home. Daughter,  Amanda Jean Jernigan Price ( Jonathan) of...
On May 24, 2019 Don B. Brady devoted husband of the late Brenda Brady (nee Burton) for 50 yrs; beloved father of Todd Brady, Steve Brady and his wife Jamie, Kelly Picou and her husband Shawn, and the late Shane Brady; cherished son of Beulah and the late Vernon Deaver; dear brother of Danny Deaver, Vernon Deaver, Jr., Tonya Marceaux and the late Bob Brady; loving grandfather of Nicholas, Colton, Brittany, Carina, Victoria, Noah, Skyla, Jadyn, Caden, Athan, Alec, Ian, Avery and the late...
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