Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Linda Gaskins and the staff of Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home are dedicated to personalized service with individual attention given to every family. We have a deep commitment to meet the unique and diverse needs of all of our families.

Our staff of highly trained and experienced professionals consistently demonstrates the genuine care and concern that has become our hallmark. We provide the families of Bladen and the surrounding counties with quality professional funeral services at very affordable prices.


Our Obituaries

Gertrude Carroll Garner

January 7, 1923 - September 11, 2018

Gertrude C Garner, age 95, of Dublin, NC passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Ottie Judson Carroll and Atha Thompson Carroll, husband: R.D. Garner, four sisters: Pearl Hester, Geneva Guyton, Clea Mae Kinlaw, and Bessie Darrell, two brothers: Edward Carroll and O.J. Carroll Jr., one son: Carroll Glenn Garner, one daughter: Nancy G. Pait and one...
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Joseph Wilbert Dean

October 7, 1939 - September 8, 2018

Joseph Wilbert Dean, 78, of Supply, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Edward and Annie Belle Dean; son: Joseph Michael Dean; two brothers: Edward Duncan Dean, Kenneth Dean; two sisters: Carol Dean and Francis Dean. Joseph is survived by his wife of 57 years: Judy Dean; daughter: Cameron Dean Porter of St. James; brother-in-law: Roy Hansen of...
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William Evers

September 7, 2018

William "Buddy" Evers 85, of Bladenboro passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Tommy and Lois High Evers; wife, Margie Coates Evers, sisters, Judy Evers, Bernstein Weaver, Melba Bryant and his brother, T.F. Evers. He is survived by two daughters: Patti White and husband Dean of Bladenboro; Jackie Bullard of Lumberton, son: Steve Evers of Bladenboro;...
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Jerry Monroe Register

October 14, 1947 - September 6, 2018

Jerry Monroe Register, age 70, of Elizabethtown passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley/Bladen Healthcare. He is preceded in death by his parents: James Monroe Register and Lena Mae Melvin Register and half-brother Melvin Nunnery and wife Beauty. Jerry is survived by one aunt, Betty Traynham of Wilmington and many cousins. Jerry was a simple, very quiet man. He was...
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George Marcus "Mark" Hester

October 8, 1954 - September 4, 2018

George Marcus "Mark" Hester, age 63, of Bladenboro passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his parents Julius Hester and Mary Gund Hester, one sister: Sandra Russ, and one brother-in-law: Robert Wheeler. Left to cherish his memory are his former wife: Sue Price of Whiteville, step-son: Danny Paul Price Jr. of Whiteville; step...
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James Edward Reinhart, Sr.

January 28, 1966 - September 3, 2018

James Edward Reinhart, Sr., 52, of Bladenboro, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Burney Reinhart. James is survived by his mother: Helen Casteen; wife: Kathey Reinhart of Bladenboro; three sons: James Reinhart, Jr. (Megan) of Dublin, Michael Reinhart (Danielle) of Bladenboro, Joseph Reinhart (Samantha) of Ammon; one daughter: Kathleen McKenzie of...
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Jeremy Thomas Moss

August 24, 1996 - September 3, 2018

Jeremy Thomas Moss, age 22, of Dublin passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers: Hugh Clark Sr. and Daniel Thomas Moss. Jeremy leaves behind his mother: Cindy Russell and husband Terry of Elizabethtown; his father: Thomas Moss II of Grays Creek; one son: Anakin Moss of Fayetteville; paternal grandmother: Marylin Holland of Valdese, NC; Step-paternal...
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Levie C. Cain

October 26, 1939 - September 3, 2018

Levie C. Cain Jr., age 78, of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Levie Clarence Cain Sr. and Appie Waterson Cain, one infant son: William Keith Cain, two sisters Joann Edwards and Carol Strickland, and one brother: Kenneth Cain. Levie Leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years: Shelby Kinlaw Cain of the home, son Reggie Cain and wife Amy of...
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Mary Ila Russ Boswell

January 26, 1957 - August 30, 2018

Mary Ila Russ Boswell, age 61, passed away at her home in Hope Mills, NC on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Mary was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Hazel Russ. She leaves behind her husband of 26 years, Michael T. Boswell. one brother: David Russ; one sister: Mickey Packer; two nieces: Deanna Packer, Amanda Russ; four nephews: Billy Paul Packer, Gaston Russ, Josh Russ, and Joe Russ....
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Horace Anders

October 23, 1943 - August 28, 2018

Samuel "Horace" Anders, age 74, of Elizabethtown passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville. He is preceded in death by his parents: Sam Anders and Joe Annie Hammond Anders, both his wives: Hilda Elkins Anders and Fay Phillips Anders, one sister: Doris Faye Dawson (Bill) and one brother: Dewey Jessie Anders (Dot). Survivors include his two sons: Wayne and...
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Margaret Edna Amentt

May 13, 1922 - August 25, 2018

Margaret Edna Amentt, age 96, of Council passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Elizabethtown Nursing Center. She is preceded in death by her parents: Richard Donnell and Amelia Weindofer Donnell and her husband Joseph Amentt. Margaret leaves behind two sons: Michael Amentt and wife Donna of Fuguay Varina, Joseph Amentt and wife Liz of Sicklerville, NJ; one daughter: Barbara Saunders of...
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Delma Lea Moore

July 31, 1943 - August 25, 2018

Delma Lea Moore, age 75, of Bladenboro passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her parents: Fletcher Autry and Pearl Pervine Autry, one brother: Dewitt Autry and one sister: Viola Wiggins. Delma leaves behind one son: John Dean Adams Jr. of Smithfield; four daughters: Crystal Adams of Bladenboro; Vicky Adams of Holden Beach;...
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Hull Garner White

December 12, 1938 - August 24, 2018

Hull Garner White, 79 years old, Army Veteran from Clarkton passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Asa Clark White and Emma Idell Ward White, five brothers and three sisters. Hull leaves behind his loving wife, Carlain White of the home; one son: Gregory Hull White and wife Stephanie of SC; one daughter: Marajo Kellihan and husband Michael of Bladenboro;...
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Angela Melton Sternthal

February 16, 1968 - August 22, 2018

Angela Melton Sternthal, age 50, former owner and manager of Melton's Restaurant of Elizabethtown passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. She is preceded in death by her father: Mack Melton and sister: Sharon Melton Phillips. Angela leaves to cherish her memories husband: Thomas Sternthal of the home, twin daughters: Olivia and Emilee Johnson, also of the home; mother: Frances Melton Kinlaw...
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Roger Lee Davis

November 8, 1957 - August 19, 2018

Roger Lee Davis, age 60, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Onley and Maggie Davis and two brothers: Tommy Davis and Onley Davis Jr. Roger leaves to cherish his memories wife: Debby Butler Davis of the home, two sons: Thomas Davis (Amy), Timothy Davis, two sisters: Joyce Wilkins of Bladenboro; Betty Jo Oxendine (Alford) of Proctorville,...
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Bobby Glenn Norris

November 14, 1941 - August 16, 2018

Bobby Norris, 76, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. Bobby was born on November 14, 1941 to the late Arthur and Mary Lewis Norris. He is preceded in death by his beloved son, Darren Paul Norris. Bobby is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anarah Hildreth Norris of the home; daughter: Angela Norris Mullins and husband Pete of...
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Mableline G Evans

May 7, 1946 - August 15, 2018

Mableline G. Evans, 72, of Bladenboro, NC left her earthly home to reside in the house of the Lord on August 15, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents: Clarence and Mary Guyton; two brothers: Earnest Guyton, Clarence Guyton, Jr. and two sisters: Myrtle Edge and Bessie Carroll. Mableline is survived by her husband of 53 years: William H. Evans; a son: Guy W. Evans...
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Ralph Bennett Hyatt

March 13, 1961 - August 9, 2018

Ralph Bennett Hyatt, 57 years old, of Clarkton passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018. He is preceded in death by his fathers: William Hyatt and Daniel Clark and one sister: Patricia Hyatt. Ralph leaves behind his mother Lillie Bell Hyatt of Clarkton; his loving wife Tammie H. Hyatt of the home; daughter: Brandy Wilkins (Daniel) of Bladenboro; two brothers: Bill Hyatt of Abbottsburg; Richard Hyatt...
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Albert Christopher "Chris" Settlemeyer

June 2, 1979 - August 8, 2018

Albert Christopher "Chris" Settlemeyer, 39, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Robert and Margaret Huggins; paternal grandparents: Punk and Mattie Settlemeyer. Chris is survived by his parents: David and Melanie Settlemeyer of Elizabethtown; brother: Heath Settlemeyer (Lynn) of Leland; sister: Susan Settlemeyer...
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Yvonne "Dianne" Beavers

December 5, 1956 - August 6, 2018

Yvonne "Dianne" Beavers, 61 years old, of Council, NC passed away on August 6, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Loyed B. and Evelyn M. Fowler. Dianne is survived by her husband Kenneth Beavers, son: Jeremy Beavers and daughter: Kim Beavers, both of the home; two brothers: Dale Fowler of Elizabethtown, Darryl Fowler and wife Tammy of Clarkton, and one sister: Donna Greene and husband...
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Jerry Kenneth Smith

August 6, 1947 - August 3, 2018

Jerry Kenneth Smith, 70 year old, retired farmer and truck driver of White Oak, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by father: Henry B. Smith; mother: Ruby Maxwell Smith; four brothers: Dan Smith, LaVerne Smith, Lacy Smith, Charlie Smith and sister: Mary Lilly Parker. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 47 years: Betty Brennan Smith of the home; daughter: Aimee Smith of...
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Tullen Adams

July 21, 1949 - July 28, 2018

Tullen Adams of Bladenboro passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Isabell Adams, his wives: Irene Carter Adams and Connie Nance Adams, three infant children: Tullen Junior Adams, Tullen Gregory Adams and Elizabeth Diane Adams, three brothers: Charles, Houston, and Thomas Adams, four sisters: Kathleen Edwards, Priscilla "Tid" Stewart, Joann Long...
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James Bradley Autry

April 12, 1940 - July 26, 2018

James Bradley Autry, age 78 of Hampstead, NC passed away on July 26, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: James and Mildred Autry, first wife: Shirlee "Tim" Autry, an infant brother as well as brothers Johnny and Milton Autry, two daughters: Lesa Alkins, Patty Beckworth, stepson: Paul Wayne Dezern, two grandsons: Justin Autry, Timothy Beckworth and one great grandchild: Brelynn. James...
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Andrew "Andy" Franklin McKay, Sr.

January 15, 1930 - July 26, 2018

Andrew Franklin McKay, Sr. was born on January 15, 1930, near Carver's Creek, NC. He died on July 26, 2018. Andy was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School and served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the Mine Sweeper Partridge which hit a mine and was lost in the Sea of Japan. He survived to meet and marry his sweetheart, the late Dolores Major. They made their...
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Betty Louise Dunn Owen

May 10, 1926 - July 25, 2018

Betty Louise Dunn Owen, age 92, of Richmond VA, formerly of White Oak, NC passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas J. & Ethel C. Dunn and her husband of 45 years, Eugene Owen. Those she leaves to cherish her memory are children: Jefferson E. Owen (Dee Dee), Susan O. Kidd, sister: Ashe Dew, grandchildren: Lawrence (Larry) C. Kidd, III (Chelsey), Dawn...
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June Atkinson Watkins

March 2, 1930 - July 22, 2018

June Atkinson Watkins, long time seamstress of Leinwands of Elizabethtown passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018. She is survived by two daughters: Rebecca Aline Edmonds of Greenville, SC and Mary Catherine Clayton of Simpsonville, SC; one sister: Sallie Eddy of Lehi, Utah, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am on Thursday, July 26th at...
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James "Tommy" Hall , Jr.

May 20, 1961 - July 21, 2018

James "Tommy" Hall Jr., age 57, of Elizabethtown passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He is survived by his parents James T. "Hooker" and Martha Lou Hall of Dublin, wife Billie Sue Priest Hall of the home, son: James Thomas "Trey" Hall III (Cindy) of Elizabethtown; daughter: Morgan E. Hall (Javiar) of Elizabethtown; sister: Karen Brisson Hall Lee (Bill) of Elizabethtown, three grandchildren:...
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Kendrick Hester

April 27, 1924 - July 20, 2018

Rufus Kendrick Hester, age 94 of Bladenboro, a World War II veteran, died on Friday, July 20, 2018. Kendrick was born on April 27, 1924 and was a lifetime resident of Bladen County, NC. He was the oldest of six children born to Fred and Edith Hester. He graduated from Bladenboro High School in 1941, and attended N.C. State College but was soon drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in World War...
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Marion Clifton Sellers

April 27, 1928 - July 19, 2018

Marion Clifton Sellers, 90, U.S. Navy Veteran of Jacksonville passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Cleveland and Lillian Sellers, wife Marlene Jordan Sellers, three brothers: infant Clarence Sellers, Charles E. Sellers and Horace Lee Sellers and one sister Ruby Sellers Phillips. Clifton is survived by one son: Eugene Sellers of Jacksonville, four nieces:...
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Robert Lee Smith, Sr.

March 19, 1919 - July 13, 2018

Dr. Robert Lee Smith Sr., 99 year old, WW II Army Veteran of Wilmington passed away Friday, July 13, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Dayton R. and Margaret Smith, his wives: Frances Pittard Smith, Rosalyn H. Smith and one granddaughter Stephanie S. Schmidt. Robert practiced dentistry in North Carolina for over 50 years. Robert is survived by one son: Bob Smith Jr. of Angier, one...
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William "Tim" Creech

September 24, 1961 - July 13, 2018

William Timothy "Tim" Creech, 56, of Clarkton passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Herbert and Esther Creech. Tim is survived by his sister: Susan Creech of Whiteville, long-time companion Deborah Conner of Clarkton; two nephews: Zachary Moore of Whiteville; Jarrod Edwards and wife Stephanie of Elizabethtown and niece Peyton Moore of Mt. Olive. A...
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Lela Mae Barfield

May 25, 1920 - July 12, 2018

Lela Mae Barfield, 98, of Bladenboro passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Woodward B. and Nellie P. Hester, her husband: Aulty Barfield, son: Billy Causey, four brothers: Stedman, Clarence, WB and Kermit Hester, two sisters: Grace Bennett and Leola Ivey and one grandson: William Causey. Ms. Lela is survived by one son Mickey Barfield and wife Deloris of...
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Stevie Ray McDuffie

December 18, 1970 - July 4, 2018

Stevie Ray McDuffie, age 47 of Parkton, NC passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2018. He is survived by his mother: Kathern Barefoot of St. Pauls, one sister: Miranda Adams of Tar Heel; and three nephews: Travis Livingston, Jonathan Adams, and Emery Adams. Stevie loved his family. He enjoyed spending time riding his Harley motorcycle, going to the beach and the mountains. He will be missed. The...
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Jimmy Caudill

March 24, 1932 - July 3, 2018

Jimmy Caudill, age 86, Air Force Veteran of Fayetteville passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2018. He is preceded in death by his mother: Mary Hammonds, his wife Marguerite Caudill and one daughter: Nadine Tomalesky. Jimmy leaves behind two daughters: Pat Caudill West of Clayton; Anne M Beyer of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren: Paul Nicolosi, Grace Ross, and Sarah D. Beyer and two great...
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Geraldine Edge Kinlaw

September 10, 1927 - July 2, 2018

Geraldine Edge Kinlaw, age 90, of Whiteville passed away on July 2, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husbands: J.B. Rice and Cecil Kinlaw, one daughter: Sue Spivey, and granddaughter Kimberly Sue Nesbitt. Geraldine leaves behind son Jim Rice and wife Jean of Reston, VA, son-in-law Archie D. Spivey of Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandchildren: Matthew Rice and Alyssa Willis and two great...
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Bernard Scottie Beard

January 28, 1947 - July 1, 2018

Bernard "Scottie" Beard, age 71, of Elizabethtown passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Marshall and Margaret Beard, one brother: Jerry Michael Beard Sr. and one nephew: Kenneth Wayne Beard. Scottie leaves behind his wife of 51 years June Beard of the Home;one son: Jeffrey "Jeff" Beard and wife Linda of Elizabethtown, one daughter: Shannon B. Tatum and...
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Loretta Brock Burton

August 16, 1938 - June 29, 2018

Loretta Brock Burton, 79, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Samuel and Vermelle Brock; two grandsons: Albert Clifton Parks, Joseph Mark Ransom; two sisters: Celia Johnson, Myra Joplin and one brother: Buddy Brock. Loretta is survived by six sons: Danny Parks of Cheraw, SC, Phillip Parks and wife Beverly of Elizabethtown, Sammy Parks...
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Wendy Paulette Hester

January 17, 1969 - June 29, 2018

Wendy Gooden Hester passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 in South Carolina. She is survived by her parents: Bobby and Barbara Gooden of Bladenboro; life partner: Nicolas McColskey of Longs, SC; one daughter: Heather Dawn Canady of Wilmington; one sister: Felicia Stanley and husband Paul of Bladenboro. Wendy cherished her family and lifetime companion, Nick. She enjoyed to read, travel, cook,...
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William Carroll Kinlaw

December 3, 1954 - June 27, 2018

William Carroll Kinlaw, 63, National Guard veteran of Elizabethtown passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He is survived by his parents: Charles "CE" and Aline Kinlaw of Bladenboro, long- time companion Pam McKeithan of the home, brother Charles Kinlaw and wife Bess of Evergreen; two sisters: Tammy Guyton and husband Charleston of Bladenboro; Wanda Harden and husband Wayne, also of Bladenboro;...
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Charles David Guyton

December 22, 1950 - June 27, 2018

Charles David Guyton, 67, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Herbert and Evelyn Guyton and sister: Judith Guyton Suggs. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 40 years: Sharon Guyton of the home; one son: Steven Woods (Karen) of the home; two daughters: Shala Cox (Stephen) of Elizabethtown, Crystal McDaniel (Chris) of...
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Terry Wayne Nance

August 19, 1949 - June 22, 2018

Terry Wayne Nance, 68, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Bill and Helen Nobles Nance; three brothers: Jerry Nance, Larry Nance, Gerry Nance and sister: Shirley Haney. Terry is survived by his wife of 47 years: Gloria C. Nance of the home; two sons: Terry Nance, Jr. (Sheila) of Bladenboro, Cory Nance (Debbie) of Bladenboro; one daughter:...
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Faye Surles

December 26, 1949 - June 21, 2018

Faye Surles, age 68, of Bladenboro passed away at home on Thursday, June 21, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Edward and Bonnie Davis Surles and sister Patricia Martin. Faye leaves behind son Michael Bass of Tar Heel, daughter Rhonda Hodge of Tar Heel, brother Ray Surles of Elizabethtown and one grandchild Samuel Hodge. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am on Saturday,...
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Benny Lee Davis

April 1, 1944 - June 18, 2018

Benny Lee Davis, age 74, of Clarkton passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Thurman and Flossie Smith and two brothers: Johnnie and Boyd Davis. Benny leaves behind one son: Ricky Davis of Clarkton; four sisters: Betty Bilberry of Turkey; Joan Pelizzari of Turkey; Janet Hayes of Raeford and Connie Britt of Lumberton and one grandson: Brandon Lee Davis. ...
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Eric Sandy Bryan

March 12, 1964 - June 16, 2018

Eric Sandy Bryan, age 54, of Bladenboro passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents: Curb and Estelle Bryan, maternal grandparents: Miles and Maebelle Edwards, father JP Bryan, nephew Robert Cain, and niece Melissa Bryan. Eric leaves behind his mother Margaret Edward Bryan of Bladenboro, wife Nina McMillan of Fayetteville, daughter Renee McMillan of...
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Glenda Baxley Smith

August 4, 1956 - June 16, 2018

Glenda Baxley Smith, 61, of Bladenboro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Southeastern Hospital in Lumberton, NC surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Glenda was a graduate of East Bladen High School and also attended Bladen Community College. For more than 20 years, she was the Business Administrative Secretary for Sampson-Bladen in Elizabethtown, NC. ...
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Lola Dove Johnson

July 17, 1937 - June 15, 2018

Lola Dove Johnson, 80, of Bladenboro passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, June 15, 2018. Lola was born on July 17, 1937 to the late Ila and Gaston Dove. After graduating from Bladenboro High School, she attended Kings Business School. On April 18, 1957, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Lyn Johnson. They were married for 61 years....
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Mary T. Lennon

September 18, 1930 - June 15, 2018

Mary T. Lennon, 87, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born September 18, 1930 in Rocky Mount, NC to the late Florence Hodge and Furnie Hayes Thompson. Mary graduated from the Women's College in Greensboro, NC and returned to Bladen County to marry Max R. Lennon on November 1, 1951. She then continued her education at North Carolina State University...
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Beverly Frances Bryant

October 25, 1936 - June 10, 2018

Beverly Frances Bryant, 81, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Thomas and Lois Hester, husband: John Robert Bryant, sister Myrtle Jolly, grandson: Dawson Bryant and granddaughter Hannah White. Beverly leaves behind three sons: Robert S. Bryant and wife Becky of Bladenboro; Tommy Bryant and wife Pam of Bladenboro; and Kevin Bryant and wife...
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Ida Rae Taylor Hall

April 13, 1932 - June 10, 2018

Ida Rae Taylor Hall, 86 of Bladenboro passed away on June 10, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents Fletcher and Mae Roberts Taylor. Ida is survived by her husband, Johnny Hall of the home; two sons, Randall Meares of Fayetteville, Brian Meares of Jackson Springs; her daughter, Phyllis M. Copenhaver of Winston Salem. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Ida graduated from...
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Philip Worthington Mellon, Jr.

November 30, 1975 - June 6, 2018

Philip Worthington Mellon Jr., age 42, of Clarkton passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father Philip Worthington Mellon Sr. Philip is survived by his mother Betty Bridgers, daughter Madison Mellon, two brothers: Greg Brigman and Lee Brigman, one sister: Angela Parker, five nephews and one niece. The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm on Sunday, June...
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Nellie Ruth Kinlaw

October 18, 1919 - June 6, 2018

Nellie Parnell Kinlaw, 98, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Rosa Parnell, husband, Crofton Kinlaw, infant daughter Lois Ray, brother, James Parnell, and her fur baby "Bambi". Nellie is survived by two daughters: Shirley Hester and husband Leo, Sandra Long and husband Marshall, one brother: Frank Parnell and wife Inez, five...
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Lori Ann Hester Guyton

June 12, 1962 - June 3, 2018

Lori Ann Guyton, 55, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Mildred Hester, one daughter: Morgan Ivy Guyton, four brothers: Billy Hester, Ronnie Hester, Charles Turner, and Jerry Turner and one sister: Carolyn Lewis. Lori is survived by her husband Benjamin Guyton Jr. of the home, one son: Clint Owens and wife Amber of Bladenboro,...
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George Allen Cassidy, Jr.

June 27, 1967 - June 1, 2018

George Allen Cassidy, Jr., 51, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: George and Dorothy Cassidy. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00am in the Dublin Cemetery. Rev. Cameron McGill will officiate service.
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Jason Edwards

December 25, 1933 - May 23, 2018

Jason Edwards, 84 year old Army Veteran of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Fodie Edwards, two sisters: Christine Dowless and Hazel Priest. Jason leaves behind his devoted wife of 62 years Ava H. Edwards, of the home, son Archie Edwards and wife Jeni M. of Youngsville, daughter Cynthia E. Davis and husband Danny of Bladenboro...
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Cornelius Brisson

October 20, 1944 - May 21, 2018

Cornelius Brisson, age 73, of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Caudie and Eva Brisson, one sister: Ora Lee Lanier, and one brother: Chappelle Brisson. Cornelius leaves behind his devoted wife of 54 years Elsie Brisson of the home; three daughters: Laura B. Childress and husband Guy; Michelle B. Pittman and husband Larry; and Lynn Sellers and...
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Jane Creech Starnes

June 24, 1957 - May 21, 2018

Jane Creech Starnes, age 60 of Clarkton passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents Billy and Faye Creech and her aunt Gail Singletary. Jane leaves behind her husband Richard Starnes of the home, son Lee Starnes of the home, daughter Sasha Coe and husband Joseph of Clarkton; two brothers: Wayne Creech and wife Janis of Whiteville, Richard Creech and wife Donna of...
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Edgar Charles "Charlie" Bowen , Jr.

December 12, 1958 - May 21, 2018

Edgar Charles "Charlie" Bowen Jr., age 59, of Bladenboro passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. He is preceded in death by his father, Edgar Charles Bowen. Charlie leaves behind his mother: Uldean Shaw Bowen of Bladenboro, one sister Becky Campbell of Bladenboro, nephew: Heath Campbell of Raleigh, one uncle: Kendrick Hester, one aunt Betty Bowen and many cousins. Charlie was a gifted man with a...
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Shelba Grey Jackson

December 10, 1938 - May 20, 2018

Shelba Grey Jackson, age 79, of Bladenboro passed away on May 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Alford and Nema Prevatte, two infant sons, one sister: Hazel Parnell, brother: James Pittman and one daughter-in-law Suzie Jackson. Shelba is survived by her husband Billy Jackson of the home, one son: Dale Jackson and wife Ginger of Bladenboro, two grandchildren: Billy Dale Jackson...
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Carolyn Faye "Ginger" Faircloth

January 17, 1942 - May 15, 2018

Carolyn "Ginger" Faircloth, age 76, of Elizabethtown passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Frank and Elizabeth Mote, husband Troy Abb Faircloth and one son Frank Faircloth. Ginger is survived by one daughter: Debbie Jones of Elizabethtown; two sisters: Betty Jean Kwaiton of Fayetteville; and Sandra Lent of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren: Shawn Lent and...
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James Shephard Gibson

April 29, 1934 - May 15, 2018

James Gibson, 84 of Bladenboro passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He was born on April 29, 1934 to the late Wilbert Lonnie and Alma Mae Autry Gibson. James is preceded in death by his parents, wife LaRay Gibson; daughter, Darlene Gibson; three brothers, Jack, W.L, and Buddy Gibson; two sisters, Mattie Jane Feltwell and Christine Smith. James is survived by his son, Ronald Gibson and wife...
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Ned Worthington Priest

January 9, 1929 - May 13, 2018

Ned Worthington Priest, age 89, of Clarkton passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Priest. Mr. Ned is survived by one son: Steven Priest of Missouri, one daughter: Linda Foster of Clarkton; one brother Dougald Priest of Maryland, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30 am at Mt....
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Isaac "Ike" Wilkins

April 23, 1948 - May 12, 2018

Isaac "Ike" Wilkins, 70, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jeff and Ozo Wilkins; three brothers: Sidney, Joe, and Nash Wilkins; three sisters: Sarah Wilkins, Wilma Ray Brisson and Alice Pait. Ike is survived by his wife: Lucille Wilkins of the home; two sons: John Wilkins of Ft. Payne, Alabama, Glenn Wilkins and wife Crissy of...
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Earl Hood McClure

October 14, 1922 - May 11, 2018

Earl Hood McClure was born in Waycross Georgia on October 14, 1922 and he went on to be with his heavenly father, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family in Norman Oklahoma, May 11, 2018. Earl was born and raised with eight brothers and sisters, starting out in Georgia, but around the age of 5 they moved back to the White Oak, North Carolina area where Earl's mother was raised. ...
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Virginia Evers Dean

September 17, 1932 - May 10, 2018

Virginia Evers Deans, age 86, of Bladenboro passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Pink and Virgie Allen, husbands: Herbert Evers and Dave Dean, son Wayne Evers, brothers: Buddy, Earl, Charles, and Tommy Allen, and one infant sister. Virginia leaves behind one son: Steve Evers and wife Linda of Charlotte; daughter Carolyn Dowless and husband Steve of...
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Jennie Nance Lovette Harris

September 14, 1927 - May 7, 2018

Jennie Nance Lovette Harris, age 90, of White Lake, NC passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Wesley Pines Nursing Home in Lumberton, NC. She is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Sarah Nance, husbands: Gilbert Lovette and Dale Harris, two sisters: Sarah Britt, Lib Stevens and three brothers: Max Nance, Kenneth Nance, and Mitchell Nance. Jennie leaves behind two sons: Randall Lovette and...
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Jo Ann Cain Edwards

November 23, 1932 - May 3, 2018

Jo Ann Cain Edwards, age 85, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Levie and Appie Cain, husband: Ollen Edwards; daughter: Paula Tilley; brother: Kenneth Cain and sister: Carol Strickland. JoAnn leaves behind two sons: Eddie Edwards and wife Debbie of Moncks Corner, SC, Phil Edwards and wife Rhonda of Denver, NC; two daughters: Barbara Pate...
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Katie Arlene Everette Simmons

August 27, 1956 - May 3, 2018

Katie Arlene Everette Simmons, age 61, of Elizabethtown passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Dannie James and Ola Mae Everette, brothers: Floyd Everette, Glenn Everette, O'Neil Everette, and sisters: Mary Lennon, Becky Tatum, and Joyce Barnes. Katie leaves behind her devoted husband Jim Simmons, sons: James Kinlaw (April) of Surf City; Joshua Simmons ...
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Dorothy Mae Newton Sessoms

May 29, 1941 - May 3, 2018

Dorothy Mae Newton Sessoms, age 76, of Elizabethtown passed away on Thursday, May 03, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Lonnie and Asleen Newton, one son: Bobby Lee Sessoms II, and one brother: David Newton. Dorothy leaves behind her husband Bobby Lee Sessoms Sr. of Elizabethtown; two daughters: Kim Cole and husband Dave of Bolivia and Lourie Levar of Fayetteville; three sisters:...
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Nina Ruth Campbell Dickson

October 1, 1933 - May 2, 2018

Nina Ruth Campbell Dickson, 84, of Salisbury, NC passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. She was born October 1, 1933 in Bladen County, NC and was the daughter of the late Julian Jerome Campbell and Nellie Ruth Yarbrough Campbell. She was educated in Columbus County schools and graduated from Clarkton High School, Class of 1951. As a teen, she worked for...
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Pansy Grimes Pait

March 11, 1935 - May 2, 2018

Pansy Grimes Pait, 83, of Raleigh, NC, was welcomed by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Wake Med Hospital, Raleigh, NC. Pansy was born on the family farm in Tar Heel,NC, on March 11, 1935, to Joseph Albert and Virginia Singletary Grimes, the youngest of five children. Predeceasing her are her parents, her sister, Grace Grimes Wilson and her husband, J.L Wilson, Jr.; a...
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Harry Goldston Womble

October 29, 1921 - May 1, 2018

Born on October 29, 1921 to Ethel and Bernice Womble, Harry Goldston Womble began his life in Goldston, NC. Although he grew up in this small town just outside of Sanford, NC, his heart always belonged to White Lake. It all began in the Summer of 1933 when Harry started working for his uncle, H.P. Goldston, at Goldston's Beach. In 1938, White Lake became his permanent home. After working for...
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Emily Shaw Owen

June 13, 1934 - May 1, 2018

Emily Shaw Owen, 83, of Clarkton, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband: Ronald Owen. Emily is survived by two sons: Ronnie Owen of South Carolina (Janice) and Michael Owen of Clarkton (Angela); four grandchildren: Amber Owen Singletary, Wayde Owen, Candace Owen, Richard White; two great-grandchildren: Carson Leigh White and Owen Michael White. The...
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Doris Arlene Nelson

August 21, 1927 - May 1, 2018

Doris Arlene Apsey Nelson, age 90, of Bladenboro passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. She is survived by her two daughters: Connie Wilson of Council and Rebecca Reed of Rose City, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a later date .
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Robert Roger Savage, Jr.

November 25, 1933 - April 30, 2018

Robert Roger Savage Jr., age 84, of Council passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Roger and Ottie Savage and two sisters: Geraldine Phillips and Mildred Adams. Robert leaves behind his wife Jeanette Savage of the home, son Robert Savage III and wife Suzanne of Lisbon, daughter Katherine Britt and husband Rudy of Elizabethtown, four grandchildren: Julie...
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Eloise Hamilton Packer

July 26, 1950 - April 30, 2018

Eloise Hamilton Packer, age 67, of Clarkton went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 30, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Margaret Hamilton, her husband Bennett Packer, a brother: Bobby Hamilton and an infant sister Scarlett Hamilton. Eloise leaves behind three sons: Jeffery Packer and wife Amanda of Whiteville; Ruffty Packer and wife Barbara of Bladenboro; Bennett...
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Jerry Wayne Turner

August 22, 1945 - April 29, 2018

Jerry Wayne Turner, 72, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Mildred, one daughter Denise Turner, brother Charles Turner and sister Carolyn Lewis. Jerry is survived by his wife, Judy W. Turner of the home, three sons: Jay Turner and wife Lori of Alexandra City, AL; Shane Turner of Fayetteville; Shaun Turner and wife Darcie of...
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Elizabeth Dianne Sides

October 9, 1942 - April 28, 2018

Elizabeth Dianne Sides, age 75, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018. She is survived by one son Arthur Heintz of Bladenboro; one daughter: Cindy Carlos of Alaska; one brother: James Don Sides of Alabama; two sisters: Paulette Sides Rhodes of Alabama; Myra Faye Sides Patterson of Panama City Beach, Florida; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Elizabeth worked...
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Daniel Leonard Howd

March 13, 1966 - April 22, 2018

Daniel Leonard Howd, 52, of Elizabethtown passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018. He is preceded in death by his brother Danny Hedgepeth. Daniel leaves behind his father: Delmar Howd of Raleigh; mother: Alma Howd of White Lake; two sons: Aaron Howd and wife Katelyn of Garland; Austin Howd of New York City and one daughter: Summer Howd of Cerro Gordo. Daniel loved his family, especially his mom...
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Brandy Nichole Brinkman

July 27, 1991 - April 20, 2018

Brandy Nichole Brinkman, 26, of Clarkton, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather: RC McLamb and paternal grandmother: Ann Stringer. Brandy is survived by her husband: Jonathan Brinkman of the home; father: Eddie Todd of Evergreen; mother: Lisa Todd Stubbs of Clarkton; step-father: Kevin Stubbs of Clarkton; four sons: Bryceson, Rylan, Keegan...
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Kirby Lynn Savage

November 11, 1961 - April 20, 2018

Kirby "Lynn" Savage, 56, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Adrian and Jackie Savage and son, Colby Savage. Lynn is survived by his wife: Connie Savage; two sons: Casey and Chandler Savage, all of the home; one brother: Paul Savage of Clarkton. Lynn loved to make people laugh. He also enjoyed to hunt and fish. The family will...
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Robert "Bob" Hugh Dennis

October 29, 1962 - April 18, 2018

Robert "Bob" Hugh Dennis, 55, of Elizabethtown passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Rollin and Pauline Dennis, maternal grandparents: Jimmy and Helen Chapman, and infant brother: James Rollin Dennis. Bob leaves behind his parents: Keith and Barbara Dennis, brother: Matt Dennis and wife Niki of Elizabethtown, sister: Shawn Cooper of Shallotte...
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Patricia Faye Collins Norris

September 28, 1962 - April 15, 2018

Patricia Faye Collins Norris, 55, of Tar Heel passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. She is survived by her husband Darrell Norris of the home, three sons: Glenn Norris, Christopher Robinson, and Hunter Norris, four daughters: Crystal Norris, Heather Norris, Summer Collins, and Rachel Norris, one brother: Tommy Collins, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends...
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Colby Nealyn Savage

April 1, 1996 - April 10, 2018

Colby Nealyn Savage, 22, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Jackie and Adrian Savage and his maternal grandfather Edgar Benton. Colby leaves behind his parents Lynn and Connie Savage, brothers: Casey and Chandler Savage, all of the home and maternal grandmother Frankie Benton of Riegelwood. Colby was an outgoing young...
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Steve Ronald Storms

October 20, 1950 - April 10, 2018

Steve Ronald Storms, 67, of Evergreen passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He is preceded in death by his mother Marion Storms and father James E. Hester. Steve leaves behind son: Troy Storms and wife Amber of Bladenboro; daughter: Tina Hunsinger and husband Kevin of White Oak; two brothers: Danny Storms of Bunnleval and Jerry Storms of Raleigh; two sisters: Sue Spence of Bladenboro and Kim Autry...
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Elizabeth Caraway Guyton Priest

November 13, 1920 - April 9, 2018

Elizabeth Caraway Guyton Priest, 97, of Council passed away Monday, April 9, 2018. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Jay Priest, her parents, Joseph Guyton and Monnie King Guyton, one sister, Isabell and two brothers, Joe and Ray Guyton. She is survived by three sons: John W. Priest Jr. and his wife Anita of Plano, Texas; Joseph G. Priest of Wrightsville Beach; and David L. Priest and...
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Rosalie Edge Russ

June 8, 1948 - April 9, 2018

Rosalie Edge Russ, 69, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest April 9, 2018. Rosalie taught at Elizabethtown Primary School for thirty years prior to retirement in 2000. She also enjoyed her work in retail at Moore's, Goldston's Gift Shop, and Leinwand's. She enjoyed helping others. She was a member of the Gray Moss Chapter of American Business Women's Association, and the Gamma Xi...
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Mary John Collier Huggins

September 30, 1927 - April 9, 2018

Mary John Collier Huggins, 90, of Clarkton, NC passed away peacefully at her home on April 9, 2018. Family will receive guests at Elizabethtown Baptist Church fellowship hall on Wednesday, April 11 from 2-4 pm with funeral services to follow in the sanctuary at 4pm. Arrangements are by Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home. Mary John was born September 30, 1927 to Hubert and Addie Collier. She...
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Rudy Carlton Sykes

July 22, 1944 - April 6, 2018

Rudy Carlton Sykes, 73, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, April 6, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Luther and Maggie Sykes and one grandson Bobby Wilkins Jr. Rudy leaves behind his wife Brenda Sykes of the home, son: Cory Sykes and wife Lynn of Bladenboro; daughter: Kim Smith and husband Craig of Bladenboro; sister: Faye Sykes of Bladenboro; six grandchildren and one step grandchild...
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Winelda June Bishop

February 28, 1938 - April 3, 2018

Winelda June Bishop, 80, of White Oak passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents:Jerrod and Wynona Shields and one brother Dwayne Ervin Shields. Winelda leaves behind her husband Hayden Bishop of the home, three daughters: Diane Stewart and husband Mike of Martin, Michigan; Karen Moehr and husband Stan of Flag Staff, Arizona; Kathryn Bishop and husband Brian Allen...
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Ronald Wayne Britt

October 8, 1947 - April 2, 2018

Ronald Wayne Britt, 70, of Elizabethtown passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents: Buddy and Tillie Britt and one sister: Patricia Dowless. Ronald is survived by three brothers: Herbert Britt of Elizabethtown; Johnny Britt of Asheboro; and Jerry Britt of Columbia, SC; one sister Wanda Everette of Elizabethtown and several nieces and nephews. The family will...
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Jerome "Jerry" Anthony McDuffie

February 28, 1939 - March 30, 2018

Jerome "Jerry" Anthony McDuffie, 79, of Clarkton, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. Jerry is survived by his wife: Beth McDuffie of the home; one son: John Price IV of Florence, SC; three daughters: Melody McDuffie of Lumberton, Jennifer Price Harper of Fairmont, Ashley Moreno of Fayetteville; one brother: Tyrone McDuffie of Greensboro; one sister: Ann Rozier of Wilmington; six grandchildren...
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Doris Faye Russ McLamb

September 21, 1934 - March 30, 2018

Doris Faye Russ McLamb, 83, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was preceded in death her parents: Johnie and Rosie Russ; two sons: Hank and Ricky McLamb; granddaughter: Tammy Penniall; two grandsons: Quinton Phillips, Christopher Edwards; two brothers: Robert Russ, Durwood Russ; sister: Della Allen. Doris is survived by four daughters: Mary Rose Goodwin of the home, Jackie...
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Betty Rose Ludlum

December 16, 1936 - March 30, 2018

Betty Rose Ludlum, 81, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Lindell and Ollie Martin; husband: Hartford Ludlum; brother: Buddy Martin. Betty is survived by one son: Benjie Ludlum of Bladenboro; two daughters: Pam Johnson and husband Carlton of Bladenboro, Gail West of Bladenboro; three brothers: Stacy Martin of Bladenboro, W.L. Martin and...
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Clyde Marion Britt

August 4, 1933 - March 29, 2018

Clyde Marion Britt, 84, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Murdock and Vera Britt, brother: Benny Earl Britt and one son Randy T. Britt. Clyde leaves behind his wife Bessie Britt of the home, sons: Ray Britt and wife Wanda of Elizabethtown; Jimmy Britt and wife Vickie of Delco; Darrell Thompson and wife Donna of Tabor City; Denny Thompson...
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James "Boz" Spurgeon Shipman

February 24, 1960 - March 28, 2018

James "Boz" Spurgeon Shipman, 58, of Bladenboro, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: James Neal "J.N." and Mary Elizabeth Shipman; sister: Lola Lisa Rebecca Shipman. James is survived by one brother: John "Matt" Shipman of Supply; two sisters: Marimay Fran S. Bryan of Bladenboro and Beth Smith of Bladenboro. A graveside service will be held on...
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Arsula "Sue" Deboise Meares Williamson

June 17, 1926 - March 26, 2018

Arsula "Sue" Deboise Meares Williamson, 91, of Clarkton passed away Monday, March 26, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents: Jesse and Emma Deboise, her husband Edgar R. Meares, one son: James Patrick Meares, and two brothers: J.L. Deboise, and J.D. Deboise. Sue is survived by five daughters: Barbara Elkins and husband (JR) of Clarkton; Rose Marie Heustess of Pinehurst; Retha Edwards and...
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Edgar Blake Hewitt, Jr.

September 24, 1931 - March 26, 2018

Edgar Blake Hewitt Jr., 86, of Bladenboro passed away Monday, March 26, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Moddie Hewitt, his wife Betty Rich Hewitt and two sons: Kenneth Blake Hewitt and Donald Hewitt. Edgar was a devoted husband, father and "PaPa Junior". He loved Southern Gospel Music, playing the piano and preaching the Gospel. Edgar worked at Bladenboro Cotton Mill...
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Robert "Bob" Winstead O'Briant

March 17, 1934 - March 25, 2018

Robert "Bob" Winstead O'Briant, 84, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Ethel O'Briant, two brothers: Reggie and Deryl O'Briant, one sister: Sue Frances Gardner, and one aunt: Mary (Daye) Winstead. Bob leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Anne B. O'Briant of the home, three sons: Robert W. O'Briant II (Jeana), Timothy O'Briant ...
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Charles Lewis Evans

September 10, 1952 - March 24, 2018

Charles Lewis Evans, 65, of Clarkton passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He is preceded in death by one son: Jeremy Evans. Charles leaves behind one son: Joshua Evans and wife Alicia Helms of Clarkton; one daughter: June Matthews and husband Tony; three brothers: Paul Evans, Michael Evans, and Vern Evans, all of California; one sister Marian Moeller of New York and nine grandchildren. ...
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Grady Cole Sykes

April 29, 1937 - March 21, 2018

Grady Cole Sykes, 80, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Bladenboro, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018. There are no services at this time.
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