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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...
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.
The caring personnel at Connelly Funeral Home-Dundalk provide calming and well-maintained grounds created to meet the needs of each family and to commemorate the lives of these buried at the grounds. The funeral director can guide you through all aspects of the service; including funeral flowers, casket choices, suitable music selection, and local accommodations. Trust is their top concern and they specialize in tradition funerals, basic cremation, grief support, urn selection, and military funeral service services which includes offering veteran burial flags. The professional, devoted staff can help you in making memorial service service preparations, funeral preparation, and talk you through cremation options.

On May 25, 2019 Elaine V. Snyder (nee Bartos) beloved wife of the late Donald J. Snyder; devoted mother of Donna Connors and Ronald Snyder and his wife Alicia; cherished grandmother of Teresa Klier, Dina Rachuba and Caitlin Snyder. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Friday at 1:00 pm. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.  Interment at St. Stanislaus...

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


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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...
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.
  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...

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...


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.
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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