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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...
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;...
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...

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...
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...
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...

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...


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...
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... 

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 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...
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