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...
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 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...
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... 

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...
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....
Tabor City: Larry Scott Simmons, 46 of Tabor City died Friday, April 12, 2019 at his residence. He was the son of Larry Dale Simmons and Frances Simmons. He was employed by D & S Pump and Supply Company Inc in Whiteville, NC.   Survivors include Father, Larry Dale Simmons of Clarendon, NC; Brother, Mark Simmons (Renee) of Nakina, NC; Niece, Jillian Simmons of Nakina, NC. Funeral Service will be Monday April 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at McKenzie Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Chris Hardee...
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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