On May 29, 2019 Mary Delores Ash (nee Hansen) devoted wife of the late John D. Ash, Sr.; beloved mother of Cynthia "Dawn" Gambrill and her husband Charles "Alex", and the late John D. Ash, Jr., and his wife Roxane; loving "Nana" of John III, Kourtney, Zachary and Christina; cherished great "Nana" Jaxon and Charlotte; dear sister of Beverly Parrish, Darlene Wolfe, Margaret Wolfe, Caroline Wolfe, Lolo Clem and Jr Wolfe. Also survived by numerous nieces...
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...

The Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk has been serving the community for over 35 years.  It provides an array of funeral services including cremation. The customer is empowered in every aspect of the funeral planning process. The website also offers the ability to preplan online, as well as multiple web resources for grief support and local hotels for those travelling from out of town.


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...
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...
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....

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On May 25, 2019 William Marion Griffin, Sr. beloved husband of Michelle Griffin and the late Rebecca Griffin; devoted father of Debbie Reese, daughter-in-law Tammy Griffin, step-daughter Ashley Morelock and the late William M. Griffin, Jr.; loving grandfather of Stacy Griffin, William Griffin III, Devon Pottler and Isabella Morelock. Also survived by many loving family members and friends.  A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on...


On May 26, 2019 Jeanne B. Dixon (nee Lamarre) devoted wife of the late John Antulov; beloved mother of Jeanne Van Poppel and her late husband Tom, Susan Knott and her husband Chuck, John Antulov and his wife Laura, and Jackie Rosier and her husband Willie; loving "Grand-Ma" of Lisa, Brian, Christopher, Jennifer, Richard, Chloe and Samantha; cherished great "Grand-Ma" of T.J., Meadow, Wesley, Haley, Brendon, Clayton and Tristian; dear sister of Jackie Brisson-Wetzel...
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...
  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...
Marshall Jimmy Sarvis, 73 of  Whiteville, died April 16, 2017 at Columbus Regional Medical Center.  He was a sewing machine mechanic for Blue Jeans , Jasper Textiles and Stone Manufacturing for 30 years.  He was the son of the late Marshall Jenkins Sarvis & Lucienne Marie Sarvis. Marshall is survived by his wife; Linda Jones Sarvis, two sons; Randy Wayne Sarvis & Raymond Allen Sarvis both of Whiteville, one sister; Nancy Sarvis Jenrette of Whiteville, two step...
  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...
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...
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.
On May 25, 2019 William Marion Griffin, Sr. beloved husband of Michelle Griffin and the late Rebecca Griffin; devoted father of Debbie Reese, daughter-in-law Tammy Griffin, step-daughter Ashley Morelock and the late William M. Griffin, Jr.; loving grandfather of Stacy Griffin, William Griffin III, Devon Pottler and Isabella Morelock. Also survived by many loving family members and friends.  A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on...

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...
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...
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