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...
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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...
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 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: 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...
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...
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...

As a dedicated funeral establishment our responsibility is to the families we serve. We provide the most elaborate funeral service to the simplest graveside ceremony, the most unusual memorial service, to the most basic direct cremation. Since no two people are alike, neither should their funeral ceremony be alike.  We are prepared to assist families from every walk of life to create a unique ceremony that reflects a life well-lived.  
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