Leland Lee Hester ELIZABETHTOWN -- Leland Lee Hester, 64, of Elizabethtown, husband of Jo Ann L. Hester, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013.
The family will receive friends Sunday, May 19, from 7 until 9 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Funeral services are planned for Monday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will follow in Bladen Memorial Gardens.
James "Buddy" Guy ELIZABETHTOWN -- James "Buddy" Guy, 54, of Elizabethtown, husband of Polly Davis Guy, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
The family will receive friends Sunday, May 19, at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home from 2 until 2:45 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.
Melissa Dawn Huggins Jones RALEIGH -- Melissa Dawn Huggins Jones, of Raleigh, died suddenly on Tuesday morning, May 14, 2013. She was 30 years old.
Melissa was born on May 21, 1982, in Columbus county to her parents Kenneth and Dawn. She was raised in a close-knit, loving family that shaped her character and gave her the guiding principles of her life. Those principles included a strong devotion to family and friends, a firm sense of right and wrong, an intense drive t...
Mildred Storms Hilburn BLADENBORO -- Mildred Storms Hilburn, 85, of Bladenboro, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Hilburn; father and mother Woodie V. and Laura Dell Gooden Storms; a daughter Connie Hilburn Carroll and husband Jerry Carroll; brothers Roger Lane, Harry Wade, and Weldon Storms; sisters Brenda Joyce and Janette Storms, a stepson Dewey Alan Hilburn, mother and father-in-law, Alice Evan...
Marcree Stephens ELIZABETHTOWN -- Marcree Stephens, 94, of 329 Bohica Drive, Elizabethtown, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Bladen County Hospital.
The family will receive friends at the home of Rosie Lesane, 804 Richardson Street, Elizabethtown.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Johnson's Funeral Service, Inc. of Elizabethtown.
Sylvester “Beck” Murphy ELIZABETHTOWN -- Sylvester “Beck” Murphy, 84, of 208 Mercer Mill Rd., Elizabethtown, formerly of Harrells, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Carter Funeral Home in Garland. Burial will follow in the Murphy Cemetery in Harrells.
Victor Howard HARRELLS -- Victor Howard, 56, of 1811 Tomahawk Hwy., Harrells, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
The funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, May 18, at Keathern Baptist Church in Harrells. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Joann Reed Jones ELIZABETHTOWN -- Joann Reed Jones, 70, of 407 Lower Street- Apt. 7, Elizabethtown, died Monday, May 13, 2013, in Bladen County Hospital.
The funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A viewing will be held on Friday, May 17, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at F.W. Newton & Sons Mortuary in Elizabethtown.
Ashley Earl Hester OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ashley Earl Hester, 76, of Ocean Isle Beach, formerly of Bladenboro and formerly of Burlington died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Hester was born on June 6, 1936 in Bladenboro, a son of the late George Edwin and Fanny Shaw Hester. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mattie Beth Hester in 2005 and a son Richard Earl Hester in 1995.
He retired as owner and operator of Fashion Packaging in ...
Raquel A. Enojado WHITEVILLE --Raquel A. Enojado, 69, of Whiteville, died Monday, May 13, 2013, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 12, 1943, in Dugo Camalaniugan, Philippines, the daughter of the late Bernardo Asuncion and Catalina Urbis Asuncion.
Mrs. Enojado graduated from De Ocampo Nursing College in Manila, Philippines and received her nursing degree at The University of the East, Manila, Philippines. She formerly was employed at Th...
Retha Dowless Bryan BLADENBORO -- Retha Dowless Bryan, 86, of Bladenboro, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 10, 2013.
A visitation took place on Sunday, May 12, from 7 until 9 p.m. at Abbottsburg Baptist Church.
The funeral will be held on Monday, May 13, at 4 p.m. at Abbottsburg Baptist Church. Burial will conclude at the Henry Allen Cemetery.
Leola J. White ELIZABETHTOWN — Leola Jessup White, 73 of 620 McLeod Street, Elizabethtown, died Thursday, May 9 .
The funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Bakers Creek A.M.E. Zion Church, Dublin. Burial will follow in the Lesane- White Cemetery in Dublin.
A viewing was held on Monday, May 13, at F. W. Newton & Sons Mortuary, Elizabethtown.
Theodore "Trouble" Beatty RIEGELWOOD -- Theodore "Trouble" Beatty, 66, of 1485 Brighten Road, Riegelwood, husband of Bernice Beatty, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Columbus Regional Healthcare Center in Whiteville.
The funeral service is planned for Wednesday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at Townsend Temple Holiness Church, Bolton. Burial will follow in Rest Well Cemetery, Bolton.
There will be a viewing Tuesday, May 7, from 1 until 6 p.m. at Johnson's Funeral Service in ...
Jeremy Charles Evans ELIZABETHTOWN -- Jeremy Charles Evans, 30, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home Chapel in Elizabethtown.
Frank Graham Evans HARRELLS --Frank Graham Evans, 80, of 186 Walter K. Evans Road, Harrells, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown.
The funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Riverside Baptist Church in Harrells. Burial followed in the church cemetery.