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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

Elise Lennon Shipman

July 21, 1931 - April 13, 2019

Elise Lennon Shipman, 87 of Clarkton, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: William Caulder and Maggie Lennon; husband: Elmer Shipman, Sr.; siblings: Dennis, Wilton, Max, Nell, Beatrice, Margie and Fannie Lee. Elise is survived by three sons: Reggie (Lucy) of Clarkton, Thad (Toni) of Bladenboro, Steven (Mandy) of Oxford, Mississippi; four grandchildren...
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Gladys Alma Bordeaux Younger

February 1, 1940 - April 9, 2019

Gladys B. Younger, 79 of White Oak, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Vera Parker Bordeaux; daughter, Kathy Norris Butler; grandson, Brandon Owen and brother, Claxton Bordeaux. Ms. Gladys' family was her life. She enjoyed spending time with them especially her grandchildren. She loved to bake, sew and work in her flowers. She enjoyed...
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Betty Jane Stewart Nardi

May 27, 1941 - April 6, 2019

Betty Jane Stewart Nardi, 77, of Bladenboro, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Janie Stewart and husband: John Michael Nardi. Betty leaves behind her son: Michael Nardi (Traci) of Bladenboro, daughter: Mary Nardi Monroe (Tony) of Lumberton; sister: Virginia S. Ramsey; six grandchildren: Vanessa Williamson (Bobby), Abram Long (Megan),...
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Chance Parker Saxon

August 3, 1998 - April 6, 2019

Chance Parker Saxon, 20, of Bladenboro passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Maxie James and Janice Saxon; two uncles, Deary Jason Fowler; Micheal Shearer and his aunt Trudie Powers. Chance leaves behind his father: Maxie Saxon of Tennessee; his mother: Jeannie Powers and husband Tommy of the home; paternal grandparents: Kenneth and...
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Audrey Walters Dunham

September 18, 1919 - April 6, 2019

Audrey Walters Dunham, 99, of Tar Heel went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Grover Walters and husband Bob Dunham, son Gerald Walters, one sister Evelyn McCormick and seven brothers: Vernon, Curtis, Comer, Red, Shelton, Virgil, and Maurice Brisson. Audrey is survived by three sons: Dennis Wayne Walters (Amanda) of St. Pauls; Alvin...
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Vida Lee Ammons Cox

March 14, 1924 - April 4, 2019

Vida Lee Ammons Cox, 95, of Clarkton, NC died peacefully at the Angel House of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice on April 4, 2019. Vida was born March 14, 1924 to William and Della McKee Ammons of New Hope. She had two siblings Mona Ammons Smith and A.R. "Archie" Ammons, the poet, of whom she was very proud. She was married to the late Allen Wilson Cox of Clarkton. She is survived by her three adored...
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Norma Gray Outlaw

March 26, 1936 - April 4, 2019

Norma Gray Outlaw, 83, of Bladenboro went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Henry and Ruby Hughes McLean and siblings: Henry Clyde McLean, Stella Spell, Myrtle Baxley, Barden McLean and Robert McLean. Norma is survived by her son: James Charles and wife Donna Outlaw of Bladenboro; two daughters: Diane Outlaw and Norma Jean Deaver and...
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Elizabeth Adele Aldworth Kiebert

November 4, 1933 - April 4, 2019

Elizabeth Adele Aldworth Kiebert, 85, of Clarkton went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Kiebert Sr. Elizabeth is survived by five children: Sharon and husband Wayne Everette of Elizabethtown, NC; Albert and wife Brenda Kiebert of Norfolk, VA; Kevin and wife Bonnie Kiebert of King George, VA; Jeffrey and wife Melinda Kiebert of...
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Velma Blackburn Edwards

November 22, 1932 - March 31, 2019

Velma Blackburn Edwards, 86, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: John Addison Blackburn and Mattie Hammonds Blackburn, nine sisters: Ophelia, Blanche, Gladys, Evelyn, Willie Mae, Margaret, Earple, Claytie, and Eldene, and two brothers: Glenwood and Roger. Velma leaves behind her loving husband of 69 years, Sanford Edwards of the home;...
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Mildred Butler Lewis

September 3, 1921 - March 29, 2019

Mildred Butler Lewis, 97, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Thurman and Myrtle Butler; husband: Robert J. Lewis; daughter: Jean Lewis Holvoldt; four brothers: Franklin, Livingston, Wilton and William Butler; sister: Ruby Carter. Mildred leaves behind her son: Jimmy Lewis and wife Billie Faye of Bladenboro; sister: Jennie Sue Bass of...
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Peggy Lou Carden

December 26, 1934 - March 29, 2019

Peggy Lou Carden of Bladenboro, North Carolina passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019. Peggy was born December 26, 1934 to Preston and Velma Benson. A resident of Bladenboro for the past 33 years and a lifelong resident of Durham, N.C. Her passion was serving God, her children and family along with the many others she helped over the years. Peggy is survived by her husband of 66 years Dr....
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Myrtle Blackburn Davis

February 5, 1929 - March 26, 2019

Myrtle Blackburn Davis, 90, of Bladenboro went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents Harley and Argent Blackburn, her husband Dewey Davis, grandson: Ricky Davis, granddaughter Charlene Davis, grandson Bill Causey and several brothers and sisters. Myrtle is survived by one son: Steve Davis of Bladenboro; one brother: Jr. Blackburn of Baltimore...
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Barry Hester

July 11, 1954 - March 25, 2019

James Barry Hester, 64 of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father: Woodrow (W.C.) Hester and brother: Bobby Hester. Barry is survived by his son: John Hester of the home; three daughters: Amy Rosa of Wake Forest (Jose), Courtney Hester; Amber Hurst of Dublin; his mother: Juanita Hester of Bladenboro; brother: Woody Hester of Bladenboro and four...
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Linda Mae Rouse Rich

September 21, 1952 - March 24, 2019

Linda Mae Rouse Rich, 66, of Bladenboro, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father: Robert Eddie Rouse, mother: Mary Lee Clemmons Rouse; one sister: Joyce Ann Rouse and one sister-in-law: Judy Rouse. Linda leaves behind her husband: Linwood Rich of Bladenboro; one son: Lynn Rich (Tonia Gordon) of Bladenboro; daughter: Tammy Coleman and husband Andy of...
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Alford Hester

March 25, 1936 - March 23, 2019

Alford Hester, 82, of Eastover, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Craven and Lessie Hester and son: Billy Lee Hester. Alford leaves behind his loving wife: Mary Rich Hester of the home; two sons: Dan Hester (Marcia) of Virginia, Kenny Hester (Dena) of Elizabethtown; one daughter: Debbie H. Hammonds (Andrew) of Lumberton; three step-daughters: Joyce...
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Brenda Lee Ezzell

January 1, 1962 - March 23, 2019

Brenda Lee Ezzell, 57, of Clarkton, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Bobby Roberts and Francis Ellington; two daughters: Rebecca Ann Ezzell, Jennifer Rose Ezzell and brother: Terry Eugene Roberts. Brenda leaves behind her husband: Bobby Dale Ezzell of the home; daughter: Patricia Slater (Greg) of Whiteville; two brothers: Bobby Roberts, Jr. of...
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Marion McKay Bracey, Sr.

November 19, 1937 - March 21, 2019

Marion McKay Bracey Sr., 81, of Carvers Creek, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Samuel Grady Bracey and Lucy McKellar Bracey, his wife Urmia Jane Bracey and one sister Diane Rowell. Marion leaves behind one son: Coy Bracey (Karen) of Carvers Creek; two daughters: Rhonda Skipper (Jack) of Carvers Creek; Freda Stephenson (Mike) of Wilmington; three...
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Diane Sue Tatum Sholar

November 15, 1943 - March 21, 2019

Diane Sue Tatum Sholar, 75, of White Oak passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Fitzhugh and Edith Tatum and her husband: JD Sholar Jr. Diane leaves behind two sons: Dwayne Sholar (Wendy) of White Oak and Jerald Sholar (Sherri) of Kingstree, S.C.; one daughter: Jaime S. Barbour (Joel) of White Oak; two brothers: Lee Tatum of Hickory and Tim Tatum of...
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Lorena Renee Bryant Still

July 20, 1930 - March 20, 2019

Lorena Renee Bryant Still, 88, of Elizabethtown passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband: Cloyde Still, one daughter: Joyce Still Manzie, one sister: Lucille Wood and one brother: Arvil Bryant. Lorena leaves behind three sons: Mark Still of Georgia; Dave Still of Bladenboro; and Ronald Still of Oregon; one brother: Joe Bryant of Missouri; two sisters:...
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Paula Surles

March 18, 2019

Paula D. Surles, 73 of Elizabethtown passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Surles is survived by her husband, Ray Surles of the home; son, deTournillon of Charleston, SC; daughter, Tina DuBose of Charleston, SC ; sister, Diane Capozzi of Victory, NY; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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Carolyn Cain Peterson

July 12, 1943 - March 8, 2019

Carolyn Cain Peterson, 75, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Friday, March 08, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Owen and Annie Cain; husband: Marion Owen Peterson; brothers: Beatty and David Cain; sisters: Evelyn Garrett, Lois Bowman, Alta Mae Budd and Mildred Davidson. She leaves behind two sons: Frank Peterson and wife, Christy of Mt. Olive, David Peterson and wife, Edna of Dunn;...
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Nancy Nadine Dunsworth Carroll

June 28, 1948 - March 8, 2019

Nancy Nadine Dunsworth Carroll, 70, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Earl and Thora Dunsworth; two sisters: Karen Dunsworth and Rose Baker. Nancy leaves behind her husband: Johnney Carroll of the home; one son: Johnney Carroll, Jr. (Rochene) of Hope Mills; two daughters: Lisa Harrison and Brande Carroll, both of Bladenboro; two sisters...
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Michael Keith Shaw

April 28, 1971 - March 4, 2019

Michael Keith Shaw, 47, of Tar Heel, NC passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Shaw and grandparents: Guardrow and Leola Shaw (whom raised him in Bladen County). Michael leaves behind his wife: Nina B. Shaw, two sons: Brandon Bruce and Caleb Bruce, all of the home; mother: Brenda Warwick of Lumberton; one brother: James Robert Shaw (Faith) of...
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Melissa Ann Bordeaux

March 3, 2019

Melissa Ann Bordeaux, 54, of Bladenboro entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Rob Bordeaux and Sophia Taylor Bordeaux. Melissa leaves behind three sisters: Robbie Mabe of Bladenboro; Patricia Brisson, also of Bladenboro; and Alice "Sissy" Allen and husband Willie of Elizabethtown; a special friend, Jaimey McMillan and two special fur babies,...
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Addie Estelle Pait

December 8, 1939 - March 3, 2019

Addie Estelle Pait, 79, of Bladenboro, passed away on Sunday, March 03, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Chalmers and Evelyn Pait; husband: Freddie Mack Pait, Sr.; grandson: Cameron Scott Pait; brother: Robert Pait; sister: Mamie Pait. Addie is survived by five sons: Freddie Pait, Jr. of Bladenboro, Jeff Pait of Bladenboro, Mark Pait of Bladenboro, Chris Pait of Dublin and Scott...
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Michael Henry Taylor

November 23, 1969 - March 1, 2019

Michael Henry Taylor, 49, of Bladenboro passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father: Arnold Taylor. Michael leaves behind his mother: Doris P. Taylor of Lumberton; his wife: Sandra Taylor of the home; two daughters: Ashley Jackson (Billy) of Bladenboro; Kaitlyn Taylor (Jeremy) of the home; four brothers: Robert Barnes, Jeff Barnes (Nikki), Tony Taylor (Lisa) and...
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Holland "Will" Franklin Williams, Jr.

April 6, 1971 - February 25, 2019

Holland "Will" Franklin Williams Jr., 47, Army SSG of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father: Holland F. Williams Sr. Will leaves behind his mother: Connie Williams of Maryland; his loving wife: Ashley Carroll Williams, son: Ethan James "E.J." (as his dad called him) Williams, both of the home; two sisters: Barbara Acquaviva (Tony) of Maryland...
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Janice Butler Ryckeley

November 25, 1955 - February 25, 2019

Janice Butler Ryckeley, 63, Air Force Veteran of Tar Heel entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 25, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Clinton Butler and Margaret Prevatte Butler of Dublin and the only granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. King David Prevatte, also Mr. and Mrs Hugh Bert Butler. Janice leaves behind her husband Michael F. Ryckeley of the home, two sons: Christian...
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Jackie Cooper Barr

September 1, 1938 - February 25, 2019

Jackie Cooper Barr, 80, of Council, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Daniel Columbus Barr and grandmother: Saphronia Ella Helms Barr. Jackie leaves behind his spouse: Cynthia E. Barr of the home; two sons: Jackie Barr, Jr. and Danny Barr, both of Fayetteville; four daughters: Candace Barr of Hope Mills, Dawn Vargas of Fayetteville, Melissa...
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Willie Mae B. Thompson

January 31, 1926 - February 23, 2019

Willie Mae B. Thompson, 93, of Clinton, formerly of Bladen County, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Laura Lee Prevatte; husband: Henry Thompson and grandson: Jamie Thompson. Willie Mae leaves behind one son: James (Dickie) Richard Thompson and wife Catherine Cashwell Thompson of Dublin; two daughters: Vickie Gail Sutton and husband...
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Herbert Paul Davis

June 18, 1931 - February 23, 2019

Herbert "Paul" Davis, 87, of Bladenboro, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by wife: Frances Taylor Davis; daughter: Brenda Davis Cox; son: Timothy Wayne Davis; parents: Robert Isaac and Mary Dove Davis; three brothers: Terue, Dewey, Bryon Davis; two sisters: Larue Todd and Clara Thompson. Paul leaves behind his sister: Mamie Seals (Billy) of Bladenboro; children...
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Jeanette Hester White

August 30, 1919 - February 22, 2019

Jeanette Hester White, 99, of Orrum, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: George L. and Fannie Shaw Hester; husband: William Oscar (Nink) White, Jr.; three sons: Bill, George Howard, Reggie White; five brothers: RD, Edwin, Jerry, Michael and Ashley Hester; one sister: Sara Benton; one grandson: Steve White and one great-grandson: Jackson Wood. ...
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Mona Dean Hester Clark

May 21, 1936 - February 21, 2019

Mona Dean Hester Clark, 82, of Elizabethtown entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband: Hugh Clark, one grandson: Jeremy Moss and one brother: Mitchell Hester. Mona Dean leaves behind one son: Alec Clark (Cindy) of Elizabethtown; one daughter: Cindy C. Russell (Terry) of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren: Daniel Clark, Caitlyn Clark,...
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Valmer "Charles" Williams

April 20, 1943 - February 20, 2019

Valmer "Charles" Williams, 75, of Clarkton entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Valmer Williams and Dorothy Kathleen Bowen Williams. Mr. Charles leaves behind one daughter: Denise Williams Lana and husband Scott of Purcellville, VA; two brothers: James Williams (Phyllis) and Bennie Williams, both of Clarkton; two sisters: Dorothy...
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Ruby McDonald Bedsole Wilson

March 3, 1929 - February 20, 2019

Ruby Bedsole Wilson, 89, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Wesley Pines in Lumberton. Mrs. Wilson lived in Tar Heel most of her life and was a member of Tar Heel Baptist Church where she was a leader in the church music program for many years. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends and sharing her faith. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by her parents, Sidney and...
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Brenda Evers Sykes

January 28, 1947 - February 19, 2019

Brenda Evers Sykes, 72, of Bladenboro entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Tommy Evers and Lois High Evers, husband Rudy Sykes, two brothers: Clyde Evers and TF Evers, three sisters: Bernie Weaver, Melba Bryant and Judy Christian, and one grandson: Bobby. Ms. Brenda leaves behind one son: Cory Sykes and wife Lynn of Bladenboro; one...
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Robert "Robin" Byrd

September 5, 1960 - February 18, 2019

Robin Byrd, 58 of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019. Robin is preceded in death by his parents, LD and Betty Anderson; his wife Robin Byrd. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Holiness Church in Bladenboro with...
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Ava Lee Hudson Edwards

September 7, 1935 - February 18, 2019

Ava Lee Hudson Edwards, 83, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Jason Edwards, two brothers: J.W. Hudson Jr. and Delmas Hudson and one sister: Ethel Mae Winston. Ms. Ava leaves behind son: Archie Edwards and wife Jeni M. of Youngsville, daughter: Cynthia E. Davis and husband Danny of Bladenboro; one brother: Ben Hudson of Youngsville;...
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Donald Bruce Edwards

January 9, 1951 - February 17, 2019

Donald Bruce Edwards, 68, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019. He is preceded in death by his sister: Karen Johnson and grandparents: Mattie and Dellon Edwards. Donald leaves behind his mother: Christine Johnson of Bladenboro; one daughter: Crystal E. Floyd and husband Ronnie of Cerro Gordo; special friend: Gail Edwards of Bladenboro; one brother: Gary Johnson and wife Dawn of...
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Irene Rush Hathcock

February 24, 1944 - February 17, 2019

Irene Hathcock, 74, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Mrs. Hathcock was born on February 24, 1944 in Montgomery County to Charles and Annie Lou Rush. She attended Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where she earned a degree as an X-ray Technologist. She was employed by Bladen County Hospital and for a few years by Beaufort County Hospital. She retired...
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James Feltwell

September 11, 1936 - February 13, 2019

James " Spookie" Feltwell, 82, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife: Mattie Jane Feltwell, one son: Jimmy Feltwell, one granddaughter: Amanda F. Bullard and two grandsons: Jamie Feltwell and Ikie Stocks. Spookie is survived by one son: Ikie Feltwell of Bladenboro; five grandchildren: Chris Feltwell, Joseph Feltwell, Jason Gillespie,...
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Johnny Ray Russ

August 18, 1961 - February 13, 2019

Johnny Ray Russ, 57, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Charles "R.C." Russ and mother: Lois "Peggy" McLamb and step-father: David McLamb, one daughter: Courtney Lynn Russ, and brother-in-law: Ricky Carroll. Johnny is survived by his loving wife: Paula G. Russ of the home; one son: Cory Russ and wife Jennifer of Dublin; one...
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Patsy Rhodes

August 14, 1953 - February 11, 2019

Patsy Bowen Rhodes, 65, of Bladenboro went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: P.M. Bowen and Lucy Conner Bowen, husband Ken Rhodes, and sister: Judy Leggett. Patsy leaves behind her son Jarod Branton Rhodes of Bladenboro; one brother: Danny Ray Bowen and wife Jamie of Tar Heel; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Patsy was a loving...
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Richard Bryan Nance

January 31, 1954 - February 9, 2019

Richard Bryan Nance, 65, of Riegelwood passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: John E. Nance and Sadie Walters Nance, two brothers: John Nance Jr. and George Nance and two sisters: Mozelle Burney and Sharon Wright. Richard leaves behind one son: Scott Davis and wife Roxie of Riegelwood; two sisters: Peggy Cain and husband Jimmy and Musette Hoefer, all...
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Willerdane Bryan

March 31, 1938 - February 6, 2019

Rev. Willerdane Bryan, 82, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Albert Bryan and Carrie Dove Bryan, wife: Bonnie Bryan, one daughter: Pamela Bryan, five brothers and two sisters. Rev. Bryan leaves behind four brothers: Levie Bryan of Bladenboro; Houston Bryan of Elizabethtown; Carlton Bryan of Sanford; and Hearl Bryan of Bladenboro...
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Arlene Estelle Hester

October 21, 1933 - February 6, 2019

Arlene Estelle Hester, 85, of Dublin passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Carvel Hester and Ethel Dowless Hester, two brothers Hafford and Myron Hester, one sister: Glenda Pritchard, two daughters: Sharon Britt, Vickie Britt and one son Tommy Britt. Arlene is survived by one sister: Ida Vann of Dublin and several grandchildren. A graveside...
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Richard "Buddy" Long

October 23, 1946 - February 3, 2019

Richard "Buddy" Monroe Long, 72, Navy Veteran of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019. He leaves behind his wife, Ann Long of Bladenboro; two sons: Mike Long (Jonalyn) of Wilmington; Steve Long (Rachel) of Lake Waccamaw; two daughters: Jeannie Branch (Keith) of Bladenboro; Terry Simmons (Kenny) of Lumberton; two sisters: Kay Walters of Bladenboro; Marie Ludlum of Bladenboro; five...
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Audrey Caison Bridger

February 2, 2019

Audrey Caison Bridger died on February 2nd. She was the fourth daughter of the late Nellie and Claude Caison of Roseboro, NC. She was born on the 4th of July, 1930. She was educated in the Roseboro schools and was Salutatorian of her senior class. Mrs. Bridger graduated from Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, NC in 1952. She met Dewey H Bridger, Jr. while at Wake Forest and they were married...
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Malcolm Stanley Jones

May 8, 1957 - February 1, 2019

Malcolm Stanley Jones, 61, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2019. An avid outdoorsman, Stanley loved hunting and riding his Harley. He was most at peace in nature and on his beloved farm, which he called his little piece of Heaven, watching the deer and his "critters." Even in difficult times, he thought of others and encouraged them to make the most out of each day...
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Mary Lou Bridgers Grainger

October 10, 1961 - January 30, 2019

Mary Lou Bridgers Grainger, 57, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Austin Bridgers and Billie Faye Edwards Bridgers, two brothers: Mike Bridgers and Barry Bridgers, one sister: Lori Guyton and her grandparents Waitus and Lula Mae Edwards. Mary leaves behind her husband Danny Grainger of the home; two sons: Blake Davis (Samantha) of...
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Mildred Faith "Faye" Inman

July 21, 1931 - January 30, 2019

Mildred Faith "Faye" Gooden Inman, age 87, of Elizabethtown passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 peacefully surrounded by family. Faye was born July 21, 1931 in Bladen County. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandma, daughter, youngest sister to six brothers, and friend to many. By trade she was a cosmetologist, owned and operated Inman's Red & White beside...
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Robert Edward Collins

April 5, 1944 - January 30, 2019

Robert Edward Collins, 74, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Johnny N. Collins and Bessie Dowless Collins. Robert leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Gracie D. Collins of the home, two daughters: Ann Johnson of the home; Alice Guyton and husband Junior of Bladenboro; one brother Bill Collins of Bladenboro; three grandsons:...
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Stacy L. Wright

September 17, 1935 - January 30, 2019

Stacy L. Wright, 83, of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Dewey Hobston Wright and Lunette Watts Wright, three brothers: David, FD, and Jimmy Wright, three sisters: Eunice Wright Hilburn, Margie Bordeaux and Laura Stubbs, one nephew: Dewey Alan Hilburn and two nieces: Jennifer Jo Wright and Carolyn Smith. Stacy is survived by many...
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Donna Jean Munn Williams

June 16, 1939 - January 27, 2019

Donna Jean Munn Williams, 79, of Tar Heel passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents:Daniel Munn and Hazel Rich Munn, her husband: Leonard Williams Sr., one brother: John Munn and one sister Faye Hogue. Donna Jean is survived by two sons: Leonard Williams Jr. and John "Danny" Williams; one daughter: Deborah Lockamy (Dale), all of Tar Heel, one sister Inez...
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Margaret Helen Edwards Bryan

May 18, 1938 - January 27, 2019

Margaret Helen Edwards Bryan, 80, of Bladenboro passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Miles Edwards and Maybell Hester Edwards, husband J. P. Bryan, one son: Eric Bryan, one granddaughter: Melissa Carlton, one grandson: Robert Cain and one brother: Jimmy Edwards. Margaret leaves behind four sons: Johnny Bryan, Lindlin Bryan (Lisa), Matthew Bryan, all of...
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Cornelia Mae Packer Hester

July 18, 1935 - January 26, 2019

Cornelia Mae Packer Hester, 83, of Clarkton, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Clarence and Ada Packer; three brothers: Odell Packer, Levy Packer, Roy Lee Packer and sister: Elouise Dent. Cornelia leaves behind her husband of 50 years, Billy Hester of the home; sister: Thelma Taylor of Lumberton and many nieces and nephews. Cornelia graduated...
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Elbert J. Sasser

March 15, 1923 - January 22, 2019

Reverend Elbert Jake Sasser, 95, Navy Veteran of Elizabethtown went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jabe and Elvinia Sasser, his wife: Mary Lou Sasser, daughter: Neil Gray Sasser, son: Charles Elbert Sasser, and three brothers: Earlie, Leo, and Herman Sasser. Reverend Elbert leaves behind one son: Robert Sasser (Sabrina) of...
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Fleta Harrelson

May 16, 1925 - January 18, 2019

Fleta Harrelson, 93, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019. Fleta was born in the White's Creek Community on May 16, 1925 to Thomas Boston Harrelson and Delphia White Harrelson. She graduated from Elizabethtown High School as Salutatorian in 1943 and then attended Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs, NC, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics....
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Mayzel Hill Ward Milligan

January 8, 1929 - January 11, 2019

Mayzel Hill Ward Milligan, 90, of Bladenboro passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents: Luther and Anna Hill and three brothers: Elman Robinson, Harold Hill and Tommy Hill. Mayzel is survived by her three sons: Donald Lee Hill of Bladenboro, Lawrence "Porky" Ward of Whiteville; Bobby Dale Ward of Bladenboro; one daughter: Glenda Faye Bartley of Evergreen;...
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Betty "Betsy" Jean Sheriff

January 31, 1957 - January 10, 2019

Betty "Betsy" Jean Daughtridge Sheriff, 61, of Elizabethtown passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She is preceded in death by her mother: Cathleen Wells Forbes, her father: Clyde E. Sessoms Sr., and one brother: Jimmy Connie. Betsy leaves behind her husband Chris Sheriff of the home, son: Chad Daughtridge (Jill) of Elizabethtown; three brothers: Dewight Connie (Judy), Jerry Sessoms, and...
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Claybourn Franklin Faircloth

July 16, 1933 - January 9, 2019

Rev. Claybourn Franklin Faircloth (Pops/Red), 85, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Korean War Veteran of Elizabethtown passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents: George Barney Faircloth and Mary Downing Faircloth, and his wife Faye Hardison Faircloth. Rev. Claybourn is survived by his son Roy Lee Faircloth (Cristy) of Durham, four daughters: Jackie F. Szymanski ...
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Oscar "Buck" Clark

June 23, 1941 - January 4, 2019

Oscar M. "Buck" Clark, 77, of Bladenboro passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2019 after a long illness. He was a professional engineer and land surveyor. Oscar retired from the NC Department of Transportation after 33 years and worked with Triangle Grading and Paving several years. He is survived by his wife Helen S. Clark of the home, his brother Bruce Langley (Evelyn) of Wilson, NC;...
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Erlene Baxley Lewis

October 4, 1923 - December 30, 2018

Erlene Baxley Lewis, 95, of Bladenboro, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Broadus and Margaret Baxley; husband: Edward Berry Lewis; sister: Sara M. Baxley Hucks; brother: B. Elbert Baxley and granddaughter: Jenny P. Lewis Britt. Erlene leaves behind one son: Edward Ross Lewis and wife, Penny Langston Lewis; two grandchildren: Ross Lewis, Jr. and...
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Linda Carol Kennedy

December 16, 1960 - December 26, 2018

Linda Carol Kennedy, 58, of Lumberton passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents: CB Honeycutt and Louise Hardee Honeycutt. Linda is survived by one son: Jason Kennedy of Cleveland, NC; one daughter: Cayla Kennedy of Bladenboro; one brother: Tim Hardee and wife Pansy of Dublin; one sister: Lynn Brady of Lumberton...
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Lovett "Ed" Edward Blackman

December 10, 1931 - December 23, 2018

Lovett Edward Blackman, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Lovett and Cora Blackman and son: Lovett Eddie Blackmon. Ed leaves behind his wife: Betty Cain R. Blackman of the home; son: Michael F. Robinson (Rebecca) of Australia; two daughters: Carolyn D. Frances (Matthew) of Ohio, Karen R. Valenzuela (David) of Fayetteville;...
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Margaret Louise Maultsby Bordeaux

August 12, 1937 - December 22, 2018

Margaret Louise Maultsby Bordeaux, 82, of Leland, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Thelbert and Edna Maultsby and sister: Linda Woods. Margaret leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Willie Bordeaux of the home; two sons: Willie Bordeaux, Jr. (Joyce) of Whiteville, Joey Lynn Bordeaux (Amy) of Leland; two sisters: Shelby Hobbs of Riegelwood,...
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Kathleen Evers Dowless

February 16, 1926 - December 18, 2018

Kathleen Evers Dowless, 92, of Bladenboro, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Mrs. Dowless was born February 16, 1926 to the late Allen and Ida Carroll Evers. On January 3, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, Warren Dowless. They were married for over 73 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Warren Dowless; son: Levie M. Dowless;...
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Wade Archibald Taylor, Jr.

June 11, 1927 - December 16, 2018

Wade Archibald Taylor, Jr., 91, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Wade A. Taylor, Sr. and Mary Taylor; wife: Clementine Hardin Taylor; son: Archie Taylor; three brothers: Clio, Edwin, and Robert Taylor and sister: Margaret Taylor. Wade is survived by son: Dale Taylor and wife Tracy of Elizabethtown; sister: Dorothy Daniel of...
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Willis James Lambert, Jr.

February 28, 1941 - December 15, 2018

Willis James Lambert, Jr., 77, of Bladenboro, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Willis James Lambert, Sr. and Ethel Pearl Lambert; wife: Katie Rose Lambert; four brothers: Ralph Lambert, James Thurmond Lambert, Kenneth Lee Lambert, Steve Penty Lambert; two sisters: Myrtle Louise Jenkins and Carolyn Jean Cerisano. Willis is survived by two sisters...
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Bettie D. Alford

November 12, 1945 - December 14, 2018

Bettie D. Alford, 73, of Elizabethtown passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Dexter Deaver and Polly Ann White Deaver, husband: Wesley Alford, one son: Joseph Scarborough, three brothers: Norris, Ethell, And Ernest Deaver and one sister: Leta Bell Cain. Bettie is survived by four sons: Michael Alford (Maria) of Newport News, VA; Kenneth Alford of...
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Mildred "Mickey" Cordes Nye

August 19, 1927 - December 13, 2018

Mildred "Mickey" Cordes Nye of Elizabethtown passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband David Nye Jr., one daughter: Lyda Grey and her brother Auby Bush. She is survived by two sons Dennis and Mike; two daughters: Sherry Melvin and husband Edward, Janice Robbins and husband Chicky, all of Elizabethtown. Mrs. Nye had eight grandchildren: Byron Melvin, III,...
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Martha "Marlene" Ruth Sherrill

May 16, 1921 - December 11, 2018

Martha "Marlene" Ruth Sherrill, 97, of Summerville, wife of the late Rev. Clayton C. Sherrill, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at her residence. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11 o'clock to 12 o'clock at White Oak Family Worship Center, 1944 Burney Rd. White Oak, NC 28399. A funeral service will begin at 12 o'clock. Burial...
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Lillie Bell Ezzell Hyatt

November 3, 1929 - December 10, 2018

Lillie Bell Hyatt of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at West Bladen Assisted Living. She was 89 years old. She was the daughter of the late Furnie and Rosa Ezzell. Lillie was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Hyatt, one daughter: Patricia Ann Hyatt, one son: Ralph Bennett Hyatt and many siblings. She is survived by three children: Willie Ray (Bill) Hyatt of...
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Carolynn Dowless Edwards

April 5, 1940 - December 7, 2018

Carolynn Dowless Edwards, 78, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Ethel Dowless; husband: Thomas Edwards; sister: Joyce Cheek; an infant son and a grandchild, Keithan. Carolynn is survived by son: Keith Edwards and wife Ellen of Lumberton; two daughters: Phyllis Julian of Bladenboro, Vicki Clark and husband John of...
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Anthony "Tony" O'Brien Pate

May 31, 1958 - December 7, 2018

Anthony "Tony" O'Brien Pate, 60, of Clarkton, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father: Kirby Lee Pate. Tony is survived by his mother: Betty Davis Pate of Clarkton; wife: Estelle Dowless Pate of Dublin; two sons: Austin Pate and wife Cari of Bladenboro, Adam Pate of Bladenboro; daughter: Amanda Pate-Pope of Bladenboro; two brothers: Timmy Pate, wife Kim and...
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Marvin Everette Burney

December 4, 1955 - December 6, 2018

The greatest fighter in the world, Marvin Everette Burney of Clarkton, died Thursday, December 6, and won his victory. He was 63. A dialysis patient for 23 years and 10 months, Marvin endured 3,565 dialysis treatments over the years. He never complained and never questioned his lot in life. Marvin believed that God's plan for his life had a purpose and he embraced his fate. Marvin fervently...
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Lynard "Lyn" Ashley Johnson

May 2, 1933 - December 6, 2018

Lynard "Lyn" Ashley Johnson, 85, of Bladenboro went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Lyn was a man who loved his country, his family and his community. But above all he loved his Lord. He was a faithful lifelong member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where for years he served as a deacon and a song leader. Lyn loved to sing. Every year he would call his children and...
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William "Al" Alfred Scoggins

June 2, 1945 - December 1, 2018

William "Al" Alfred Scoggins, 73, of Elizabethtown, passed away on December 01, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Ruby Scoggins and daughter: Mary Alice Scoggins. Al leaves behind his wife, Carolyn Daniel Scoggins; daughter: Martha and husband Scott Walters of Elizabethtown; two sisters: Carolyn S. Boyd (Cecil) of Pittsboro, Dianne S. Lawrence (Richard) of Chapel Hill;...
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Paul Manuel Shipman

July 17, 1923 - December 1, 2018

Paul Manuel Shipman, 95, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Paul and Mamie Shipman; wife: Lois Hammond Shipman; five brothers: Marshall, Frank, Marvin, Alvin and Gene Shipman; three sisters: Estie Shelton, Alma Hovis, Evie Maybin and one grandchild: Kevin Carpenter. Paul is survived by four daughters: Gloria Strickland (Larry) of...
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John Broadus Kelly III

July 17, 1961 - November 28, 2018

John "Johnny" Kelly III, 57 of Bladenboro passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was born on July 17, 1961 to Broadus and the late Darlene Ward Kelly. He is preceded in death by his son, John B. Kelly IV and his mother. Johnny was a member of Galeed Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and his loving smile would brighten up any room. Johnny was a person who loved to help others, his...
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Jada Marie Billups

May 11, 1999 - November 27, 2018

Jada Marie Billups, 19, of Four Oaks, NC passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. She is survived by her mother: Marie Billups and stepfather: Jacob Winchell of Asheville; father: Issac Cummings of Buckhead; one sister: Cheyenne Cummings of Kelly; maternal grandmother: Belinda Billups, maternal grandfather: Larry and Celia Billups, paternal grandparents: Seth and Paula Cummings, great...
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Betty Elmore White

May 20, 1922 - November 22, 2018

Betty Elmore White, 96, of Bladenboro passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Walter Roland Elmore Sr. and Bessie Bridger Elmore, her husband: Henry James White Jr., two sisters: Jane Elizabeth Elmore and Annabel Smith, and three brothers: Walter, Frank, and James Henry Elmore. Betty is survived by one son: H.J. "Jimmy" White III of Concord; one...
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Ethel Marie Storms

February 24, 1932 - November 19, 2018

Ethel Marie Storms, "Aunt Marie", age 86, of Dublin passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband: Raymond F. Storms; her parents: Nathan Bryan Carroll, Sr. and Vira King Carroll; her siblings: Lucille Taylor, N.B. Carroll, Jr., Margaret Garner, Ballard Carroll, Thomas Carroll and Wilma Hursey. Marie is survived by many nieces and nephews who she loved...
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Bonnie Mae Tatum Bryan

September 16, 1943 - November 18, 2018

Bonnie Mae Tatum Bryan, 75, of Bladenboro passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Harvey R. Tatum and Annie Bordeaux Tatum and one daughter: Pamela Denise Bryan. Bonnie is survived by her husband Willerdane Bryan of the home, three brothers: Harvey "Buddy" Tatum and wife Ann of Broadway; Vernon Norris and wife Darlene of Elizabethtown; and Thomas Norris...
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Mary Lou Todd

December 2, 1935 - November 16, 2018

Mary Lou Todd, 82, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Roland and Flora Carroll; husband: Memory Todd; daughter: Rosemary Todd Wynn; two brothers: Junior Carroll Paul Carroll and one sister: Carlene Carroll. Mary Lou is survived by two sons: Jerome Todd (Pam) of Rock Hill, SC, Donnie Todd (Bobbie Ann) of Bladenboro; two daughters:...
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Mabel Smith Jones

May 9, 1925 - November 15, 2018

Mabel Smith Jones, 93 years old of Elizabethtown passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Whiteville. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:00 am at Dyson Cemetery in Elizabethtown with Rev. Walter Hayes officiating. Mabel Smith Jones was born May 9, 1925, the youngest child of Adolphus Herrington and Addie Dyson Smith. She was...
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Thomas James McKeithan

November 10, 1943 - November 15, 2018

Thomas James McKeithan age 75 of Clarkton passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents: James Ira McKeithan and Estelle Burney McKeithan. Thomas is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra Campbell McKeithan, of the home; one son: Chris McKeithan of Clarkton; one daughter: Elizabeth Groves and husband Don of Clarkton; three...
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Carlton "Bobby" Stanley Simmons , Sr.

May 20, 1926 - November 14, 2018

Carlton "Bobby" Stanley Simmons Sr., 92 year old WWII Navy Veteran of Elizabethtown passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Augusta Floyd Simmons and Nettie Watts Simmons, his wife: Hilda Britt Simmons, three brothers: G.F. Simmons, Grady Simmons, and Billy Simmons, two sisters: Kate Davis and Elouise Johnson. Bobby leaves behind his wife Donna...
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Mary Rose Hughes

November 13, 2018

Mary Rose Elkins Hughes, 80 of Bladenboro passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband Rudolph Hughes and grandson Josh Kelly. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Richardson Baptist Church with Rev. Darin Andrews officiating. Mary Rose is survived by two sons; Cecil Kelly of Bladenboro; Craig Hughes of...
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Edgar Clyde Evans

November 13, 2018

Edgar Clyde Evans, 87 year old Army Veteran of Bladenboro passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: J. Clyde and Fannie K. Evans, beloved wife: Elizabeth "Lib" Evans, one son: Richard Evans, two brothers: Charles and Riley Evans and two sisters: Betsy Dorton and Margaret Pigford. Edgar is survived by two sons: Stephen Evans and wife Tommie Jean "T.J." of...
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William "Bill" Tatum

November 4, 1953 - November 12, 2018

Bishop William "Bill" Troy Tatum, age 65, of White Oak went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: James H. Tatum and Letha Horne Tatum, one brother: James Lewis Tatum and one sister: Nancy Brewer. Bill leaves behind his loving wife: Sue Tatum of the home; son: Brent Tatum and wife Tabitha of Myrtle Beach; daughter: Christy Dowless and...
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Thomas Lennon Melvin

July 24, 1934 - November 11, 2018

Thomas Lennon Melvin, age 84, of Tar Heel passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Celeste Melvin, twin sister: Mary Alice Sinclaire, and one brother: Kenneth Melvin. Thomas leaves behind his wife Ruby E. Melvin of the home; son: Ashley Melvin of West Virginia; step-daughter: Victoria Collier of Tar Heel; sister: Myra Melvin Hall of Cameron; seven...
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Jonathan Ikie Stocks

September 6, 1980 - November 6, 2018

Jonathan Ikie Stocks, age 38, of Bladenboro passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father: John Roger Stocks, maternal grandmother: Betty Thompson Priest, paternal grandmother: Mattie Jane Feltwell and uncle: Jimmy Feltwell. Ikie leaves behind his mother Melissa Stocks and step-father: Johnny Packer of Clarkton; fiancé: Renee Bowen of Bladenboro; son: Devan...
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Lois Kathleen Yarbrough

July 8, 1930 - November 2, 2018

Lois Kathleen Yarbrough, 88, of Bladenboro, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Hattie Todd; husband: Franklin McKinley Yarbrough, Sr. Kathleen leaves behind three sons: Franklin M. Yarbrough, Jr. (Ada) of Aiken, SC, Johnny M. Yarbrough of Bladenboro, Jerry Wayne Yarbrough (Dixie) of Bladenboro; three daughters: Judy Y. Hester of Lumberton,...
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Nicholas Dewayne White

December 28, 1978 - November 1, 2018

Nicholas Dewayne White, age 39, of Bladenboro passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. He leaves behind his father: Sandy White and wife Melissa of Bladenboro; mother: Penny Donnelly of Bladenboro; paternal grandparents: Dural and Sue Guyton of Leland; his furry best friend Diesel, two brothers: Christopher White (Crystal) of Dublin; Grayson "Lala" White of Bladenboro; one sister: Kassidy White...
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Jean Lewis Gooden

October 23, 1937 - November 1, 2018

Jean Lewis Gooden, age 81, of Elizabethtown passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Berry Lewis and Myrtice Warwick Lewis, her husband: Bennett Gooden, a daughter: Scarlett Adams, and her husband: Warren Adams, brothers: Coegill Lewis and Rusty Lewis and sister: Thay White. Jean leaves behind her husband: Purdie Edge of the home; step-son: Tony Dean...
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William "Jeff" Johnson, Sr.

May 5, 1960 - October 31, 2018

William "Jeff" Johnson Sr. age 58, of Elizabethtown passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Coleman "Pete" Johnson and Emma Smith Johnson. Jeff leaves behind his loving wife: Susie Locklear Johnson of the home, one son: William Jefferson Johnson Jr. (Amanda) of Elizabethtown; three step-sons: Bronk Hunt (Michelle) of Red Springs, Phillip Hunt (Kimberly)...
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Ramona Marie Strickland

March 23, 1932 - October 27, 2018

Ramona Marie Strickland, 86, of White Lake, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond and Jennie Melvin; husband: Harvey G. Strickland; son: Gregory Preston Strickland; sister: Frances Baxley; brother: Crayton Melvin and an infant sister: Margaret Sue. Ramona leaves behind her daughter: Teresa Hardee and husband Daryl of White Lake; daughter-in...
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Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Rhodes

July 18, 1950 - October 26, 2018

Kenneth "Ken" Wayne Rhodes, age 68, Army Veteran of Bladenboro passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents: Henry Castle Rhodes and Patty Floyd Rhodes. Ken leaves behind his loving wife: Patsy Bowen Rhodes, son Jarod Branton Rhodes, both of the home; one brother: Phillip Rhodes of Hope Mills and many nieces and nephews....
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Billy Jackson

September 6, 1941 - October 25, 2018

Billy Jackson, age 77, of Bladenboro passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Salem Jackson and Emma Durden Jackson, his wife: Shelba G. Jackson, two brothers: Bobby and Doug Jackson, two infant sons, and one daughter-in-law: Suzie Jackson. Billy leaves behind son Dale Jackson and wife Ginger of Bladenboro; two sisters: Peggy Watson and husband Jimmy of...
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