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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

Annie Gertrude Tatum

June 3, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Annie Gertrude Tatum, 90, of Elizabethtown went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 3, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Eddie and Lida Bordeaux; husbands: Harvey Tatum, Craven Norris, Ladell Tatum; sisters: Carolyn Bordeaux, Selma Blanton, Janet Spearman; brothers: Nathan Bordeaux, Leo Bordeaux and granddaughter, Pam Bryan. She is survived by four daughters: Bonnie Bryan ...
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Richard Lee Taylor

April 13, 1944 - November 28, 2016

Richard Lee Taylor, 72, of Bladenboro passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents: Homer and Rosa Taylor; wife, Margaret Taylor; and sister, Margie Baxley. Survivors include: brother, Billy Rae Taylor and wife Mary; sisters: Rosa Lee McLean, Frances Bailey and husband James, Patricia Campbell, Velma Davis and husband Mac, Annette Hendrix. Several...
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Annie Laurie Hyatt

December 24, 1929 - November 27, 2016

Annie Laurie Hyatt, 86, of Clarkton, NC passed away November 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents: Charlie and Lela Duncan; stepfather, Joe Dunn; husband, James Robert Hyatt; son, James Charles Hyatt; brothers: Floyd Duncan, Robert Duncan, and George Duncan. Mrs. Hyatt is survived be her daughters: Judy Collum and husband James "JT" of Cleveland, GA, Lucy Boswell and husband...
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Margaret Elizabeth Taylor

March 5, 1947 - November 25, 2016

Margaret Elizabeth Taylor, 69, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents: Charlie and Ethel Tyson; sister, Faye Robeson; brothers: J.L. Tyson and Barney Tyson. Survivors include: sister, Nora Lee Hinson of Shallotte; brothers: William Tyson of Bladenboro, Junior Tyson of Whiteville, and many nieces and nephews. Margaret loved her...
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John Edward Reher

March 4, 1926 - November 24, 2016

John Edward Reher, 90, Army and Marine Veteran of Elizabethtown passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Catherine Reher, wife Dorothy Reher, three brothers: Eugene Reher, Robert Reher, and Bernard Reher, two sons Burney and Eddie Reher, and one grandchild Teresa. John is survived by one son Mike Reher, one daughter Wanda Sue Reher, both of...
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Howard Stanley Storms

March 27, 1931 - November 24, 2016

Howard Stanley Storms, 85, of Bladenboro passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 after a valiant battle with multiple myeloma. Born in Bladen County on March 27, 1931, he was the son of the late Woodie and Laura Dell Storms. He retired from the North Carolina Highway Patrol Garage in Elizabethtown after 32 years of service. Preceding Mr. Storms in death was his beloved wife of 61...
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Phyllis Whaley Meggitt

March 10, 1950 - November 23, 2016

Phyllis Whaley Meggitt, 66, of Bladenboro passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She is survived by her husband Harry Meggitt of the home, two sisters: Wanda Johnson of Harrells and Linda Barrett of Apex. The family will receive friends from 5-5:30 pm on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown followed by a funeral service at 6 pm officiated by Rev. Walter...
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Doris Elizabeth Richardson McLean

October 25, 1942 - November 21, 2016

Doris Elizabeth Richardson McLean, 74, of Lumberton passed away Monday, November 21, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Hubert and Agnes Richardson and her husband William Bruce McLean Sr. Elizabeth is survived by one son William Bruce "Buddy" McLean Jr. and wife Teresa of Bladenboro, one daughter Deborah McLean Cannon of Lumberton, two brothers: Wayne Richardson of Lumberton and David...
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Jo Ann Long

July 8, 1934 - November 21, 2016

Jo Ann Long, 82, of Bladenboro passed away Monday, November 21, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Currie Long. Jo Ann is survived by two sons: Currie R. Long Jr. and wife Susan and Murrie Long and wife Betty; two daughters: Patricia Hester and husband Al and Retta Wilkins and husband Jerry, three brothers: Charles Adams, Bobby Adams, and Tullen Adams, one sister Linda Carroll,...
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David Ludlum

September 1, 1927 - November 15, 2016

David Ludlum, 89, of Bladenboro passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Chancey and Mary Lee Ludlum. David is survived by his wife Mildred Ludlum of the home, four sons: CA Ludlum, David Earl Ludlum and wife Kay, all of Bladenboro; James Daniel "Danny" Ludlum of Elizabethtown and Steve Ludlum of Bladenboro; one daughter Mary Frances Adams, also of...
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Marilyn Smith Lassiter

May 9, 1947 - November 11, 2016

Marilyn Smith Lassiter, 69, passed away with her loved ones by her side, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at her nieces' home in Whiteville, NC. She was born May 9, 1947, in Bladenboro, NC. The daughter of late Fred Smith Jr. and Beulah Edwards Smith. In 1965 Marilyn graduated from Bladenboro High School. She later attended Bladen Community College, where she was elected President of the Student...
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Agnes Butler Ellis

March 18, 1950 - November 9, 2016

Agnes Butler Ellis, 66, of Bladenboro passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband Bobby Franklin Ellis, infant daughter Amanda Lee Ellis, parents Charlie and Mae Butler, brothers: Eugene and Henry Charles (P.D.) Butler and four sisters: Elizabeth (Libby) Rankin, Phyllis Norris, Devola Perry and Eunice Russ. Survivors include two daughters Loretta...
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Robert "Bobby" Ray Matthews

December 13, 1950 - November 2, 2016

Robert "Bobby" Ray Matthews, 65, of Elizabethtown passed away peacefully Thursday, November 2, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville. He is preceded in death by his parents, Beauford and Ledus Matthews, two sisters: Lois Matthews and Dorothy Culbreth and one brother Larry Matthews. Survivors include: two nieces Brenda C. Harris and husband Tim Harris of Clinton, Anita M. Halcomb and...
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H.B. Williamson

February 15, 1926 - November 2, 2016

H.B. Williamson, 90, of Bladenboro passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016. He is survived by his wife Frances G. Williamson and step-daughter Frankie Ogden both of the home. The family will receive friends from 2-2:30 pm on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bladenboro followed by a funeral service at 3 pm officiated by Rev. Bruce Miller. Burial will follow the...
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Kirby Lee Butler

November 20, 1941 - October 28, 2016

Kirby Lee Butler, 74, of Dublin passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Mr. Butler is preceded in death by his parents, Kirby and Leona Butler. Survivors include: wife, Carolyn Butler of the home; son, Jeffrey Butler of Wilmington; three daughters: Jennifer Goodspeed of Lumberton, Elaine Regan of West Palm Beach, FL, Leanne Butler of the home; brother, Clifton Butler of Elizabethtown; eight...
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Onlee Smith Tatum

December 6, 1941 - October 24, 2016

Onlee Smith Tatum, 74, of Elizabethtown passed away Monday, October 24, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Ruth Smith, three brothers: Eddis Smith, Forris Smith and Russell (R.C.) Smith and one sister Doris Smith. Onlee is survived by her five children: Lisa Turner of Nebraska, Denise Murray and husband Terry of Kenly; Donna Shores of Roxboro; Allan Tatum and fiancé Kelly...
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Roger Dale Hales

May 8, 1951 - October 22, 2016

Roger Dale Hales, 65, of Elizabethtown passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Hales of the home, one son Johnathan Hales of Siler City and one brother Billy Hales of Laurinburg. Graveside service will be held Thursday, October 27th at Davis Cemetery at 2 pm in Elizabethtown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the funeral fund of Roger Hales, c/o...
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Iver "Sonny" Thompson , Jr.

September 2, 1935 - October 22, 2016

Iver Lafayette Thompson Jr., 81, of Clarkton passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Iver and Mary Elizabeth Thompson Sr. Survivors include: wife, Mary Lou D. Thompson of the home; two sons, Gregory Thompson and wife Karen of Winnabow, Billy Thompson and wife Kim of Clarkton; two daughters, Melinda Bender and husband Jack of Pollocksville, NC, Donna Shaw...
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Shirley Ann Arrington

September 3, 1934 - October 21, 2016

Shirley Ann Arrington, 82, of Elizabethtown passed away Friday, October 21, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lela Shiver; husband, Henry Hubert Arrington; and son, William Terry Arrington. Survivors include: daughter in law, Billie Arrington; three nephews, Jerry Wayne Solomon, Bobby Solomon, and E.J. Shiver of Florida; niece, Teresa Solomon of Alaska; three...
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Delbert Russ

April 18, 1940 - October 21, 2016

Delbert Russ, 76, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, October 21, 2016. Mr. Russ was born April 18, 1940 in Bladen County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Webb and Mary Russ; two sisters: Beulah R. Hales, Pauline R. Hewett; two brothers: Webb Russ Jr. and Paul Russ. He is survived by a brother, T.S. Russ of Whiteville, NC and his dear brother-in-law Rev. Paul V. Hewett of Bladenboro whom...
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Catherine Johnson Suggs

January 11, 1921 - October 20, 2016

Catherine Johnson Suggs,95, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, October 20,2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Benjamin and Mary Ann Johnson, husband Carl Suggs, three brothers: Bennie, Charles and Murray Johnson and three sisters: Rose Vaught, Evelyn Butler and Mary Lois White. Catherine is survived by two sons: Donald Suggs and wife Marianne and Mike Suggs and wife Karen, five...
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David Ray McNeill

January 23, 1936 - October 20, 2016

David Ray McNeill, 80, of Clarkton passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife Glenda Thompson McNeill, two sons: Ronnie McNeill and Hector McNeill, one daughter Kim McNeill, step-daughter Cindy Turbeville Pridgen and his mother Margaret McNeill Wood. David is survived by one son Cliff McNeill and his wife Melissa of Elizabethtown; two sisters: Margaret Ann Brown...
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Nadine Hill Dowless

March 23, 1929 - October 18, 2016

Nadine Hill Dowless, 87, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at her home in the care of Liberty Hospice. Born March 23, 1929 in Bladen County, Nadine was the daughter of the late AJ and Kinnie Hill. She is preceded in death by her parents and numerous brothers and sisters. Nadine is survived by her daughters: Diane Sullivan (Thomas) of Elizabethtown and Cindy Blanks of White...
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Ethel Lee Guyton

March 30, 1926 - October 18, 2016

Ethel Lee Guyton, 90, of Bladenboro passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Georgia Dove Bryan, her husbands Dewitt Dowless and Lacy Guyton, seven brothers: Grad Bryan, Ray Bryan, Walter Bryan, Ippie Bryan, Marvin Bryan, Willie Bryan, Rev. Allen Bryan and Livie Bryan and two sisters: Vera Britt and Mittie Storms. Ethel is survived by four sons:...
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James Carvin Singletary, Jr.

May 7, 1941 - October 15, 2016

James Carvin Singletary Jr., 75, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016. Mr. Singletary is preceded in death by his parents, James and Gertrude Singletary; brother, Bennett Singletary. Survivors include: wife, Alice B. Singletary; son, Clayton Harrelson and wife Vicky of Whiteville; two brothers, Robert "Bobby" Singletary and wife Wanda, Ronald Singletary and wife Wanda, all of...
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Janice Gooden Sessoms

January 2, 1945 - October 14, 2016

Janice Gooden Sessoms, 71, of Elizabethtown passed away Friday, October 14, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, George "Elmer" and Francis Gooden; brother, Lawrence Gooden. Survivors include: son, Roy "Trey" Sessoms of Elizabethtown; daughter, Susan Castro of Sanford; three grandchildren, Spencer Hawkins (Katelyn), Beverly Smith, Austin Arp, and one great-grandchild, Emory Hawkins. A...
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Clarence Grady Moore

October 20, 1948 - October 9, 2016

Clarence Grady Moore, 67, of Pembroke passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016. Mr. Moore is preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Ella Mae Moore. Survivors include: one sister, Gail Moore of Dillon, South Carolina. A memorial will be held at a later date.
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Donald Dean Jackson

August 28, 1940 - October 9, 2016

Donald Dean Jackson, 76, of Bladenboro passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Sallie Jackson and three brothers: Little Paul Jackson, R.D. Jackson, and Lacy Jackson. Donald is survived by his two sons: Gary Jackson and wife Norma and Gene Jackson and Penny, all of Bladenboro; four sisters: Ann Pittman, Patsy Hester, both of Bladenboro; Brenda Burney...
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Johnny Arlin Lewis

July 10, 1953 - October 9, 2016

Johnny Arlin Lewis passed away on October 9, 2016. He was the owner and operator of Lewis Commercial Refrigeration. Johnny is preceded in death by his parents, John Preston and Edith Flowers Lewis; a son, Jerry Mitchell Lewis; special cousins Joyce Davis (Steve) of Ocean Isle Beach; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Marshall Cain. He is survived by his wife, Jan Roberts Lewis of Bladenboro; his...
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Rosalyn Hedgpeth Smith

May 22, 1940 - October 7, 2016

Rosalyn Hedgpeth Smith, beloved wife, grandmother, sister, and friend, died on Friday, October 7, 2016 after a long, courageous fight with Alzheimer's disease. Rose was born on May 22, 1940, the daughter of Edith and Roy Hedgpeth (deceased) of Bladenboro, NC. Rose grew up with six brothers and sisters in a very happy family. In 1977, she met and married Dr. Robert L. Smith. They were...
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Larry Ted "Cornbread" Jernigan

July 21, 1943 - October 4, 2016

Larry Ted Jernigan "Cornbread", 73, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Noah and Mary Jernigan and one infant brother Harry Ned. Larry was survived by his wife Lucille Jernigan of the home, two daughters: Teressa Jenigan-Byrd and Roger Byrd of Rockingham and Tammy Jackson and husband Johnnie of White Lake; two brothers: Bobby Jernigan and...
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Patsy Lane Braddy

November 4, 1934 - October 4, 2016

Patsy Lane Braddy, 81, of Council passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Amanda Jane Purcell, husband James Clark Braddy, one sister Betty Jane Pearce, and one brother Benjamin Douglas Purcell. Patsy is survived by one daughter Ruby B. Stephens and husband Wallace, two grandchildren: Wesley Stephens, his wife Bethany and Edward Stephens, his wife...
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William "Calvin" Sasser

August 31, 1932 - October 4, 2016

William "Calvin" Sasser of Elizabethtown entered into eternal rest on Tuesday morning at his home in Elizabethtown surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Retha Sasser and one sister, Betty Mae Sasser. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty T. Sasser of the home. His children, William Michael Sasser and wife Anne of Elizabethtown and Jean Sasser Clark...
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Mack "Max" Burney

May 21, 1944 - October 3, 2016

Mack "Max" Burney, of Lexington, GA, formerly of Bladenboro, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016. Max is preceded in death by his parents, Webb and Isabelle Burney and two brothers: Lonnie and Wright Burney.He is survived by his wife, Lenora Burney of the home, one son Dale Burney and wife Patti of Jefferson, GA; daughter Samantha Ledford and husband John Jr. of Athens, GA; brother Grady Burney...
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Becky Jane Tatum

May 18, 1948 - September 26, 2016

Becky Jane Tatum, 68, of Elizabethtown passed away Monday, September 26, 2016.She is preceded in death by her parents Danny and Ola Mae Everette, husband Marion Burnice Tatum, and one son Dennis Tatum. Ms. Becky is survived by one son Terry Tatum of Oklahoma; four daughters: Patricia Merritt and husband Gary of Harrels; Jackie Parks and husband Paul of Bladenboro; Lori Tatum of Elizabethtown and...
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Bobby "Lee" Sessoms II

November 20, 1971 - September 24, 2016

Bobby " Lee" Sessoms II, 44, of Clarkton passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016. He is survived by his parents Bobby and Dorothy Sessoms of Clarkton; four sons: James Todd Harrelson of Clarkton, Adam Lee Sessoms of the home, Bobby Lee Sessoms III and Douglas Sessoms, both of Bladenboro; four daughters: Holly Harrelson of Bladenboro, Bobbi Lynn Sessoms and Kimberlee Sessoms, both of the home,...
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Harold Bordeaux

June 23, 1947 - September 24, 2016

Clifton Harold Bordeaux, 69, Army Veteran of Elizabethtown passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Tillet and Julia Bordeaux. Mr. Bordeaux is survived by his wife Florene H. Bordeaux of the home, son Eric Bordeaux and wife Vicky of Smithfield, VA; daughter Tiffany Cox and husband Charles of Lumberton, NC; two stepsons: James Howell of Fort Mills, SC; and...
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Bobby Garland Peterson

December 25, 1955 - September 23, 2016

Bobby Garland Peterson, 60, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. Mr. Peterson is preceded in death by his parents, Jettie and Kathleen Peterson. Survivors include: wife, Anna L. Peterson; sons, Cameron Keith Peterson and Robert Blaine Peterson, all of Bladenboro; two brothers, Charles Ray Peterson and wife Susan of Bladenboro, Tony Peterson and wife Judy of Shallotte; sister,...
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Sammie Joseph Davis

July 18, 1945 - September 22, 2016

Sammie Joseph Davis, 71, of Elizabethtown passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife Betty Pait Davis, his parents Fred and Carrie Davis, three brothers; Paul Davis, Jimmy and Oren Taylor, sister Sarah Davis and foster parents Miller and Lucille Taylor.Survivors include two sons; Darrin Davis and wife Barbara of Raeford and Brad Davis and wife Brandi of Raleigh;...
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James Edwin Pait

October 24, 1951 - September 22, 2016

James Edwin Pait, 64, of Evergreen passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents James and Almira Pait. Survivors include three sisters: Janice P. Coker of Evergreen, Joyce Ann Brim of Wilmington, and Mary Ellen Durden of Cameron. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Singletary Cemetery in Bladenboro with Danny Williams...
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Tammy Jo Polston Mills

October 21, 1961 - September 20, 2016

Tammy Jo Polston Mills, 54, of Kelly passed away September 20, 2016. She is survived by her father Richard Polston of Kelly, husband Mike Mills of the home, two daughters: Crystal Martinez and husband Jose and Chasity Cannady and husband Timmy, all of Kelly; two sisters: Kim Elmore and Pamela Polston, both of S.C. and four grandchildren: Tyler Cannady, Ethan Cannady, Skyler Cannady and Amerial...
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Donald Ray Russ

May 18, 1955 - September 18, 2016

Donald Ray Russ, 61, Navy veteran of Bladenboro passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Henry Jr. and Eunice Russ, and three brothers: Dennis Russ, Darryl Russ, and Danny Russ. Suvivors include two sons: Donald Monroe Russ and Henry Neal Russ, both of West Virginia, one daughter April Marie Keoughan of Texas, two brothers: Dean and Dwayne Russ and one sister...
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Evelyn Merle Clark Fowler

May 21, 1935 - September 11, 2016

Evelyn Merle Clark Fowler, 81, of Council passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Loyed Fowler and her parents Grethro Gaston and Drucilla Pait Savage Clark. She is survived by two sons: Dale Fowler of Elizabethtown and Darryl Fowler and wife Tammy M. of Clarkton, two daughters: Dianne Beavers and husband Kenneth of the home and Donna Greene and husband...
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David Lennon Butler, Jr.

November 19, 1937 - September 11, 2016

David Lennon Butler, Jr.78 of Elizabethtown, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, David L. Butler Sr. and Annie Miller Butler. Mr. Butler was known for his work in the Mission Field, both local and in the state. He served with Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Appalachian Service Project and was President of Wesley Chapel United Methodist...
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Maurice Kevin O'Sullivan

June 14, 1953 - September 4, 2016

Maurice Kevin O'Sullivan, 63, of Elizabethtown passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, M.J. and Edna Brown O'Sullivan, one brother Dennis O'Sullivan, and one sister Patricia Pye. Survivors are his wife, Sally D. O'Sullivan of the home, step-children: Eric Britt of Benson and Rob Britt of California, one brother Bob O'Sullivan and wife Rose of Fayetteville...
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Tillman "Music Man" Edwards

January 29, 1926 - August 30, 2016

Tillman Edwards, 90, of Bladenboro passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He is preceded in death by two brothers: Vardell Edwards and Wannis Lee Edwards, one sister Sarah Carson, one daughter Gwenda and two sons: Mike and Terry. Survivors include his wife, Helen M. Edwards of the home, one son Greg Edwards of Wisconsin, three daughters: Diane Edwards Bricco of Wisconsin, Peggy, and Cathy, several...
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Alyssa Lizeidy Mandujano

September 9, 2009 - August 27, 2016

Alyssa Lizeidy Mandujano, 6, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her mother Liz Mandujan and her grandfather Feliz Robellar. Survivors include her grandmother Maria Rebollaro, father Erasto Mandujano, brother Josue Mandujano, and sister Jinely Mandujano all of the home. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Bladen...
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Liz Esbeidy Mandujano

February 2, 1986 - August 27, 2016

Liz Esbeidy Mandujano, 30, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father Feliz Robellar and her daughter Alyssa Mandujano. Survivors include her mother Maria Robellar, husband Erasto Mandujano, son Josue Mandujano, daughter Jinely Mandujano, all of the home; brother Feliz Rebollar Hernandez and three sisters: Zuhey Padilla, Jasmine Rebollar and Erika...
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Robert "Bob" Allen Gooden

April 18, 1941 - August 26, 2016

Robert "Bob" Allen Gooden, 75, of Clarkton, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Whiteville, NC. Mr. Gooden was born April 18, 1941 to the late Robert Leroy and Gertrude Barfield Gooden in Clarkton, and attended Clarkton Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: aunt, Helen Barfield Heustess; several cousins; many friends and his caretakers. Bob's...
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Robert Taylor

September 19, 1942 - August 19, 2016

Robert Taylor, 73, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016. Mr. Taylor was an accountant with S. Preston Douglas and Alpha Cellulose where he retired. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Mary Taylor; two brothers, Clio and Edwin Taylor; sister, Margaret Taylor; nephews, DC "Junior" Taylor Jr. and Wade "Archie" Taylor III. Survivors include: brother, Wade A. Taylor Jr of...
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Jeanette Burney Bridgers

April 6, 1929 - August 19, 2016

Jeanette Burney Bridgers, 87, of Elizabethtown passed away Friday, August 19, 2016. Mrs. Bridgers was born in Bladen County to Claude and Lucy Burney. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lauder Bridgers; infant daughter, Beverly Hope Bridgers; daughter-in-law, Doris Bridgers; two sisters, Carolyn Clark and Alice Butler; brother, Charles Burney. She is survived by three sons,...
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Annie Pearl Turner McLean

April 26, 1941 - August 15, 2016

Annie Pearl Turner McLean, age 75 of Bladenboro, died Monday, August 15, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clyde McLean and a sister, Gladys Baxley. She is survived by two sons, Timmy McLean of Beverly Hills, FL and Ronnie McLean (Angela) of Bladenboro; a daughter, Kay Conner (Glenn) of Bladenboro; a sister Lula Mae Mishue; 5 grandchildren, Kevin Conner (Miranda), Brandon...
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Dolores "Beck" Winstead

March 25, 1928 - August 14, 2016

Dolores "Beck" McGraw Winstead, 88 of White Lake passed away peacefully Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Elizabethtown Nursing & Rehab Center. Beck was born on March 25, 1928 to the late Albert Paul and Rhea Coffey Beck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. McGraw, Sr. and son, Richard "Ricky" E. McGraw, Jr., two brothers, Dr. Charles H. Beck of Fayetteville, NC and Paul Lynn Beck...
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Deborah Lynn Morris

June 18, 1960 - August 13, 2016

Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Byrd Morris, 56, of Bladenboro, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016. Debbie was a registered nurse at Bladen County Hospital for 32 years. She loved being a nurse and loved her work family, they were special to her. Debbie dedicated her life to serving the community and helping others. Debbie was a one of a kind person and will truly be missed by all who knew and...
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Karen Mylynda Jordan-Hair

January 31, 1969 - August 12, 2016

Karen Mylynda Jordan-Hair of Bladenboro passed away Friday, August 12, 2016. She was born on January 31, 1969 in Lumberton, N.C. Karen spent her early life in Bladenboro, moving to Elizabethtown where she was a homemaker and raised her two children. She moved back to Bladenboro four years ago before her grand-son was born. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, and mother. Karen is preceded in...
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Charles Stallings Massey

January 30, 1947 - August 11, 2016

Charles Stallings Massey, of Baytree Lakes, passed into his heavenly home on Thursday August 11,2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. His Christian faith and devotion to his family supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Charles was born on January 30, 1947 in Johnston County to the late Charlie Wilbur and Elsie Stallings Massey. He graduated from Smithfield High...
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Andrew Jasper Bunnell, Jr.

December 11, 1948 - August 10, 2016

Andrew Jasper Bunnell Jr., 67, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, August 10, 2016. He is survived by his wife Joyce Bunnell, one son Steven Bunnell and wife Christy, one sister Annie B. Dicks and two grandchildren: Andrew Bunnell III and Fallon Bunnell, all of Bladenboro. Arrangements will be announced at a later date.
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Sharon Larue Sweeney Ingle

October 9, 1951 - August 10, 2016

Sharon Sweeney Ingle, 64, of St. Pauls passed away August 10, 2016. She is survived by two daughters: Elise Webster and spouse Valerie of Sanford and Audra Harris and spouse Jason of St. Pauls; and three grandchildren: Rachele Prevatt, Michael Prevatt II, and Morgan Harris. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the home of Jason and Audra Harris on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. In...
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Doris Ann Taylor

October 6, 1945 - August 8, 2016

Doris Ann Taylor, age 70, of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at her home. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Taylor and her parents, Haywood and Pearlie Brisson Allen. She is survived by three sons, Eddie Taylor and fiancée Renee of Bladenboro, Randy Taylor and wife Fabiola of Bladenboro and Ricky Taylor of Bladenboro; one daughter, Amanda Taylor of Canton,...
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Nathan Coby Deaver

August 10, 1991 - August 6, 2016

Nathan Coby Deaver, 24, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, August 6. 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Danny and Jackie Deaver. Survivors include one brother Daniel Deaver and wife Dina of Evergreen; one sister Ranea Deaver of Evergreen; one neice Mallory Paige Hamilton and one nephew Jacobi Deaver. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 4-6 pm at Bladen...
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Joseph "Joe" Evander Russ

October 18, 1987 - August 6, 2016

Joseph Evander Russ, 28, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was a mechanic at Hester Tire in Bladenboro, loved working on trucks, and fishing with his children. Survivors include: father, Joe Russ of the home; mother, Cynthia Jones of Alabama; son, Daniel Russ of Elizabethtown; daughter, Riley Russ of Bladenboro; brother, David Russ of Charlotte; sister, JoAnn Russ of Alabama...
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Patricia Lanier "Sis" Jackson

December 4, 1954 - August 4, 2016

Patricia Lanier "Sis" Jackson, 61, of Elizabethtown passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. She is preceded in death by her father Eddie Lanier, mother Pauline Lanier, sister Janice Lanier and four brothers: Kenny Lanier, John Lanier, Ronald Lanier, and David Lanier. Survivors include her husband David Jackson of the home, son George Denning Jackson II of the home,...
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Mozelle Allen Henry

March 18, 1929 - August 4, 2016

Mozelle Allen Henry, 87, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Mary Allen, husband, John Henry, grandson Ron Allen, four brothers: Clifton Allen, Roger Allen, Leon Allen and Bennard Allen, and two sisters: Geneva Allen and Allene Allen Lyles. Survivors include her son Phillip Allen and wife Alice of Tar Heel; two step children,...
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Kenneth "Kenny" Wayne Beard

October 28, 1969 - August 1, 2016

Kenneth Wayne Beard, 46, of Elizabethtown passed away Monday, August 1, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father Jerry M. Beard, stepfather Russell Ashworth, grandparents: Madison and Margaret Beard, Eugene and Della Thompson, great grandparents Joel and Frances Elkins and a special aunt Brenda Crosby McKibben. Survivors include his mother Nancy Beard Ashworth of Hilton Head Island, SC;...
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Clara Mae McLamb McKeithan

March 28, 1935 - July 31, 2016

Clara Mae McLamb McKeithan, 81, of Bladenboro entered into rest Sunday, July 31, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband Lonnie McKeithan and three brothers: Curtis, Clyde and David McLamb. Survivors include three daughters: Terry Sawyer (Jerry), Jill Allen (Joe), and Lisa Brisson (Mitchell) all of Bladenboro; five grandchildren: Dwayne Cheshire (Haley), Nicole Kinlaw (Mike) all of...
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David Skidmore Ivey

August 30, 1938 - July 30, 2016

David Skidmore Ivey, 77, of Elizabethtown, NC departed this life on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Elizabethtown Healthcare after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Darius and Minnie Bordeaux Ivey; an infant sister; a brother, Alfred Ivey; a brother-in-law, David Smith; and a great niece, Araya. David is survived by: his brother, Jerry Ivey (Sue) of...
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John Eldridge Thomas

August 18, 1929 - July 28, 2016

John Eldridge Thomas, 86, of Bladenboro entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 28, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents John M. and Hattie Thomas. Survivors include his wife Mary W. Thomas of the home, two sons: Steve Thomas of Whiteville and Mark Thomas (Allison) of Eustis, FL; two daughters: Sheila Kelley of Elizabethtown and Chris Doeppe (Joe) of Newport News, VA; ten...
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Larue Davis Todd

May 12, 1929 - July 27, 2016

Larue Davis Todd, 87, of Bladenboro entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mary Davis, her husband Furney Todd, son Robert Meares, infant sister Barbara Davis, sister Clara Thompson, and three brothers: Terue Davis, Dewey Davis and Byron Davis. Survivors include two sons: Ronald Meares of Whiteville and Rev. Elvin Meares and wife...
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Don Robert Carter

September 9, 1958 - July 26, 2016

Don Robert Carter, 57, of Bladenboro passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father Harvey Carter, his mother Thelma T. Wiederspahn, brother Horace Carter and sister Irene Adams. Survivors include sister Carol Sykes (Earl) of Bladenboro, brother Steve Carter (Rosemarie) of SC; sister Louise McRoberts (Danny) of Bladenboro and sister-in-law Gayle Carter of GA. The family...
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Hurley Ray Russ

December 13, 1945 - July 21, 2016

Hurley Ray Russ, 70, of Bladenboro passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. Survivors include: daughter, Marie Russ (Robert Laws) of Boonville, NC; three brothers, Lewis Russ of Cedar Creek, Walter Russ of Dublin, Larry Russ of Dublin; five sisters, Lois Guyton of Elizabethtown, Muriel Priest of Clarkton, Edna Lou Russ of Dublin, Mildred Priest of Elizabethtown, and Alice Smith of Lumberton. The...
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Patrick "Pat" T. Brisson

January 17, 1939 - July 19, 2016

Patrick "Pat" T. Brisson, 77, of Dublin passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Curtis W. and Palma Brisson, one brother Mickey Brisson, mother-in-law Lucille Butler and brother and sister-in-law Terry and Daisy Norris. Survivors include his wife Lynda Gray Brisson of the home, one son David Brisson (Emily Gray) of Dublin; three daughters: Scarlett Brisson of...
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Dawn Carmelle Johnson

June 10, 1968 - July 18, 2016

Dawn Carmelle Johnson, 48, of Elizabethtown, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. She is preceded in death by sister, Michelle Schrank. Survivors include: father, Thomas and Judy Carlino; mother, Diana Berry; stepfather, Jerry Berry; spouse, John Johnson of the home; father and mother in-law, Jerry and Sandra Johnson; daughters, Heather Gage and Faith Johnson; sisters, Elneta Pait, Roxanne Caulk. ...
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Jeffrey Brian Chadwick

January 24, 1976 - July 17, 2016

Jeffrey Brian Chadwick, 40, of Bladenboro passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016. He is survived by his parents Dennis and Debbie Chadwick, one daughter Alyssa Chai Chadwick, one brother Matthew Chadwick (Karrye), one sister Holly Chadwick, two nephews Landon and Corben and three nieces: Rylee, Hayden and Nora Blake, all of Bladenboro. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, July 19,...
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Mark "Randy" Priest

July 16, 2016

Mark "Randy" Priest, 57 of Tar Heel passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father, Gladwin Lee Priest Sr., mother Beatrice Singletary Priest Savage, step father, Gerald Savage; and sister, Marie Lee Pait. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Tar Heel Baptist Church, with services to follow at 2:00pm with Rev. Devon Varnam...
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Sylvia Taylor Mintz Kennedy

July 15, 2016

Sylvia Kennedy, 69 of Elizabethtown passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Cape Fear Valley. She is survived by her daughter, Marty Gurganus and one grandchild. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wells Fargo in c/o of Marty Gurganus.
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David Dewitt Howell, Sr.

June 4, 1944 - July 15, 2016

David Dewitt Howell Sr., 72, of Clarkton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Rossie Howell; brother, Dewitt Howell; sisters, Anna Caulder, Edith Jackson, Alma Lee Parker. Survivors include: spouse, Janie Cashwell, sons, David Dewitt Howell Jr and wife Stacy of Bladenboro, Steven Jake Cashwell of Elizabethtown; brothers, Richard Howell and wife...
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Jamie Leigh Dunn-owens

August 8, 1978 - July 9, 2016

Jamie Leigh Dunn-owens, 37, of Bladenboro, NC, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016. Survivors include: father, Howard Dunn of Bladenboro; mother, Norma Davis Dunn of Bladenboro; spouse, Adam Owens of Graceville, Florida; daughters, Haleigh and Emmaleigh Dunn of the home, Ryleigh Owens of the home; brother, Sean Dunn of Westville, Florida; sister, Tanya Villalobos Hazen of Florida. Family will...
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Lela Dayneice Davis

February 18, 1930 - July 6, 2016

Lela Dayneice Davis, 86, of Bladenboro passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Byron and Lela Russ, husband Onnie Davis, two daughters Dianne Davis and Gloria Tatum, and one brother J. B. Russ. Survivors include son Kevin Davis of Fort Lauderdale, FL; daughter Sharon Autry of Elizabethtown; sister Louise Davis of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren: Deanne Hayes...
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Bobby Strickland

August 12, 1929 - July 2, 2016

Bobby Strickland, 86, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. He is preceded in death by mother, Jessie S. Hester; wife, Carol Cain Strickland; son, Larry R. Strickland; brother, James "Billy" Hester. Survivors include: daughter, Jenel Strickland-Cain and husband Kim Cain of Bladenboro; grandchildren, Jody Strickland of Clayton, NC; Natalie Strickland of Tega-Kay, SC; Nathan Strickland...
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James "Jim" Charles Harden

February 18, 1947 - June 30, 2016

James Charles Harden "Jim", 69, formerly of Bladenboro passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. He is preceded in death by his parents, Azzie and Margaret Harden. Survivors include his daughter Amanda Harden McComb and husband Aaron McComb, two grandchildren: Brady and Ava McComb all of Reno, NV; one brother Joe Harden and wife Patricia of Wilmington, NC; one niece Cheryl Harden...
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George David Pait

May 4, 1938 - June 29, 2016

George David Pait, 78 of Bladenboro, NC, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. George was born on May 4, 1938, in Bladenboro, NC. He grew up in the Bladenboro/Clarkton area and graduated from Clarkton High School in 1956. He was an electrician by trade. He enjoyed helping others and many people in his community were blessed by his handyman skills. George was a Christian who accepted Christ as...
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Linda Kay Durden

October 8, 1965 - June 28, 2016

Linda Kay Osborne Durden, 50, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. She is survived by one daughter, Nicole Durden and fiancé Thomas Fisher of the home, one sister, Sandra Morman and husband Calvin of Fayetteville and one niece Carina Walker also of Fayetteville. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 3 pm at Whites Creek Baptist Church in Clarkton, NC...
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Christine Blackwell Canady

September 30, 1940 - June 24, 2016

Christine Blackwell Canady, 75, of Elizabethtown passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Canady, her parents Vernon and Sadie Blackwell, two sisters Mary Ward and Virginia Phillips, one daughter Tammy Canady, son-in-law Kevin Corcelius, mother- in- law Agnes Canady, and one grandson-in-law Wesley Long. Survivors include: one son Herbert Edward Canady Jr...
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Susan Joy Luna

May 5, 1961 - June 24, 2016

Susan Joy Britt Luna, 55, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Harris and Gladine Britt, a sister Annabelle Britt, paternal grandparents Lonnie and Letha Britt, and maternal grandparents Dewey and Isabella Long. Survivors include her husband Daniel Luna of the home, one brother Lindy Britt and wife Denise of Wilmington, and several aunts and...
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Charles Leroy (Pete) Gunter

October 24, 1938 - June 21, 2016

Charles Leroy (Pete) Gunter, 77, U.S. Air Force Veteran of Clarkton passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Callie Gunter. Survivors include his wife Alice Gunter of the home, two sons: Charles D. Gunter and wife Janet of Oklahoma and Tim Gunter and wife Sandra of S.C.; two brothers: Jerry Gunter and wife Norma of S.C. and Billy Gunter and wife Faye...
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Patricia Ann Coley-Smith

May 1, 1958 - June 21, 2016

Patricia Ann Coley-Smith, 58, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She is survived by her parents, Donald R. and Mary H. Coley of the home, two sons: Brendell Smith (Amber) of Wilmington and Daine Smith (Charlotte) of Clarkton; one daughter Nicole Smith of Wilmington; two brothers: Don Coley of the Virgin Islands and John Coley of Goldsboro; one sister Jean Knutson of Morganton...
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Jack Dewey Callihan

November 17, 1936 - June 17, 2016

Jack Dewey Callihan, 79, of Clarkton, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016. He is preceded in death by daughter, Lori Callihan Hamilton, four sisters: Maude Hughes, Isabelle Long, Martha Ann Anderson, Miley Williams; five brothers: Ander Callihan, John Tom Callihan, Craven Callihan, Roy Callihan, and Johnny Callihan. Survivors include: wife, Addie Lee Bowen Callihan of the home; son, Alan Callihan...
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Alfred Truman Ivey

May 16, 1945 - June 12, 2016

Alfred Truman Ivey, 71, Army Veteran of Madison, NC formerly of Elizabethtown passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Darius and Minnie Ivey, an infant sister, and a great granddaughter, Araya. Survivors include his wife, Judy R. Ivey of the home, two daughters: Sharon (Reice) of Siler City and Crystal (David) of Elizabethtown; two brothers: Jerry Ivey (Sue) of...
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Deborah Venters Evans

November 2, 1955 - June 7, 2016

Debbie Venters Evans, 60, of Elizabethtown passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, whom she loved and cared for, Lewis and Lyda Venters Sr. She is survived by her husband Mitch Evans of the home, two sons: Rev. Patrick Murphy and wife Brittany of Burlington and Troy Murphy of Kill Devil Hills; and one brother Lewis A. Venters Jr. and wife Robin of Wilmington. ...
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Mary Allen Dowless

May 4, 1958 - June 6, 2016

Mary Lois Allen Dowless, 58 passed away Monday June 6, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Carl Allen Sr. Survivors include her mother Mary E. Allen, two sons Dewayne Dowless and Carlton Dowless and wife Rebecca, one brother Carl Allen Jr and wife Ann and one grandchild, Alanna Dowless, all of Bladenboro. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Hickory...
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Carl Anderson Pait

September 22, 1960 - June 5, 2016

Carl Anderson Pait, age 55 of Denver, Colorado (formerly of Bladenboro) passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He is the son of Hubb and Irene Pait of Bladenboro. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Galeed Baptist Church in Bladenboro with Rev. Warren Hill officiating.
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Leisha Ann Dishmon

December 31, 1962 - June 4, 2016

Leisha Ann Dishmon, 53 of Elizabethtown (formerly of West Virginia) passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016. She was an Air Force veteran Leisha is survived by her two daughters, Stephanie Garner of Elizabethtown and Cheyenne Pendry of Elizabethtown; two brothers, Paul Dishmon and Mark Dishmon; two sisters, Lori Pack and Rhonda Hudgins, and one grandson, Cruz Lee Garner. A celebration of...
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Erika C. Stahl

April 24, 1924 - June 1, 2016

Erika C. Stahl, (Nee Kraetzer) age 92 of Elizabethtown passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Adele Lorenz Kraetzer, a brother, Ralph and a granddaughter, Tracy L. Seme. Mrs. Stahl was born April 24, 1924 in Wuppertal, Germany. She was the daughter of the late William and Adele Lorenz Kraetzer. Erika came to the United States in 1930 and...
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Rosemary Bostic Allen

July 30, 1950 - May 31, 2016

Rosemary Blake Bostic Allen, 65, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Duke University Hospital surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her father, Henry Hawes Bostic, Sr. and brother, Joe Houghtaling Bostic. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles Davis Allen, Jr. of Elizabethtown; mother, Rosa Houghtaling Bostic of Elizabethtown; son, Dr. Charles...
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Mary Christine Smith

October 28, 1930 - May 27, 2016

Mary Christine Gibson Smith, 85, of Bladenboro passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Alma Gibson; husband, Leo Smith; son, Willis Smith; sister, Mattie Jane Feltwell; brothers, W.L., Jack, and Buddy Gibson; two grandchildren, Evelyn and Christel. Survivors include: son, Ricky Smith and wife Vickie of Bladenboro; two daughters, Patricia Todd of...
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Wanda Faye Baysdon

November 21, 1951 - May 26, 2016

Wanda Faye Baysdon, 64, of Clarkton passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016. She is survived by one son Tracy Atkins of Clarkton and two brothers: Frankie Guill and wife Patricia of Dublin and W.G. "Pete" Guill of Lake Waccamaw. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11 am at the Liberty Worship Center in Clarkton officiated by Rev. Richard Priest. In lieu of flowers, memorials...
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Billy Richard Creech

September 6, 1937 - May 22, 2016

Billy R. Creech, 78 of Clarkton passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was born on September 6, 1937 to the late Willie and Addie Eason Creech. He is preceded in death by his wife, Faye Creech; his parents, and a sister, Betty Martin. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday...
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John Joseph Barszcz

April 6, 1978 - May 21, 2016

John Joseph Barszcz, 38, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. He is survived by his father Donald Hill and wife Dee of Bladenboro, mother Janet Parsons of Keystone Heights, FL, his wife Wendy Barszcz of the home, daughter Katie Ezzell of Bladenboro, step-daughter Riley Starnes of Lumberton, one brother Dwayne Hill of Jacksonville, FL and two sisters: Terri Hill of Middleburg, FL and...
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Gregory Lynn Hurst

November 6, 1977 - May 21, 2016

Gregory Lynn Hurst, 38, of Kinston formerly of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Curtis and Judy Pait, paternal grandparents, William and Letha Hurst and mother, Catherine Pait Hurst. Survivors include his father, Jimmy Hurst of Kinston, one daughter Alexis Paiton Hurst of Bladenboro, one brother Wayne Hurst and wife Michelle of...
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Rachel Strickland Hester

January 18, 1934 - May 18, 2016

Rachel Strickland Hester, 82, of Bladenboro passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband Graham Thomas Hester, three sons: Charles Hester, Herschel Hester, and Joey Hester and three grandchildren: Rickey Davis, Charlene Campbell, and Dewayne Hester. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Gail Strickland and husband Sammy, son Dennis Hester and wife Melody, seven...
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