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...
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...
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 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...
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Now that things have finally slowed down and back to somewhat normal, we would like to extend our gr...atitude to McKenzie Funeral Home for making everything perfect. Tim handled the service in a very professional manner, and was there for our every need and concern, Beth was always there to answer every question and if she couldn't she was on it and getting us the answers. They are the most understanding, compassionate people in a time like this. Thank you from Randolph and Christopher for making this experience as good as it could be! See More

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...


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...
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