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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...
Since 1924, the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex have served the Baltimore, Essex & Middle River areas and surrounding communities with care and compassion. We understand that funerals are for the living and strive to provide a meaningful, individual service for every family we serve. Our professional staff is always available for assistance and guidance whether our services are needed before the funeral, at the time of death, or after the funeral is over. We’ve designed our website to provide information about the services we offer along with helpful links.
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...
  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...

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 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...

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 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...

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... 

Since 1924, the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex have served the Baltimore, Essex & Middle River areas and surrounding communities with care and compassion. We understand that funerals are for the living and strive to provide a meaningful, individual service for every family we serve. Our professional staff is always available for assistance and guidance whether our services are needed before the funeral, at the time of death, or after the funeral is over. We’ve designed our website to provide information about the services we offer along with helpful links.
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...
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