Wallace - Joyce Batchelor Cavenaugh, 84, of Wallace passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Lenoir Assisted Living in Pink Hill. Mrs. Cavenaugh was born in Onslow County April 2, 1935 to the late John Henry Batchelor and Sarah Lena Batchelor.
A funeral service will be held at 7pm Monday, May 20, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill. Visitation will follow the service. Burial will be at 11:00am Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Henderson Family Cemetery at Pin Hook.
Mrs. Cavenaugh is survived by son, Timothy Guy Cavenaugh and wife, Sheila of Wallace; daughter, Nenia DeFrancis and husband, Donnie of Wallace; brother Troy Batchelor and wife, Annette of Richlands; grandchildren, Angela DeFrancis, Audrey Barnhill and husband, Jake, Kyle DeFrancis, Thomas Karsten, Keith Karsten and wife, Jade; great grandchildren, Kinley Barnhill, Kolton Barnhill and John Karsten; brother-in-law Leamon Cavenaugh and wife, Mildred; sister-in-law Shirley Cavenaugh; special friend, Barbara “Mary” Corbett.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cavenaugh was preceded in death by husband, Homer Guy Cavenaugh and brother, John Love Batchelor and wife, Helen.
Warsaw - James Harold Matthis, 89, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at The Garden’s of Rose Hill. Mr. Matthis was born December 24, 1929 in Duplin County, NC to Doctor Leroy Matthis and Eva Boney Matthis.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 in Devotional Gardens.
Virginia Beach, VA - Roger Edwards Belch, 79, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Heritage Hall in Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Belch was born January 30, 1940 in Colerain, NC to Zeddic Albert Belch and Ida Lee Edwards Belch.
Mr. Belch is survived by son, Roger E. Belch, II and wife, Heather of Hobbsville, NC; daughters, Connie Lois Sykes of Virginia Beach, VA, Renee Cegelis of Ohio, Janet Britt and husband, Danny of Virginia Beach, VA.; eight grandchildren, Melissa Legg, Jason Sykes, Jay Sykes, Roger Belch, III, Zachary Belch, Brianna Belch, Jacob Belch, and Shelby LeeAnn Belch; three great grandchildren, Caitlin Legg, J. J. Sykes and Autumn Lillie Legg; and sister, Shirley Cob.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Belch was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Jean Zachary Belch.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. with burial following the service in Devotional Gardens.
Kenansville - Leona Jackson Brinson, 99, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at The Magnolia in Clinton, NC. Mrs. Brinson was born November 14, 1919 in Duplin County to James Hopkins Jackson and Lucy Brinson Jackson. She is the widow of Maurice Brinson.
She is survived by son, James Brinson of Winchester, Va. and daughter, Nadine B. Blanton, Clinton, NC. She is also survived by grandchildren, Christa Bass and husband Eddie and Stephen Blanton; great grandchildren, Ashley Bass and Matt Bass and wife, Shey and great-great grandchildren, Talen and Layla, also many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Community Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Bitty and Beau’s Coffee, ABLE to Work USA 336 Stradleigh Rd Wilmington, NC 28403 or online via https://www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com/
Warsaw - Mary Lee Jones, 88, of Warsaw passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Mary Gran Nursing Home of Clinton. Mrs. Jones was born in Duplin County October 14, 1930 to the late Ralph Jones and Bessie Cooper Jones.
A visitation will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones is survived by sons, Whit Jones and wife, Barbara of Kenansville and Tyler Jones and wife, Kathy of Hendersonville; daughter, Susan J. Tucker and husband, Neal of Clemmons; brother, Gerald Jones and wife, Deloris of Warsaw; grandchildren, Justin Tucker and wife, Julia, Anna Austin and husband, Clifton, Allen Jones and wife, Kelly, Benjamin Jones, Whitney Bryant and husband, Ethan, John Tyler Jones and Sarah Jones; great grandchildren, Aubrey Bryant, Alaya Austin, Anderson Tucker, Elwood Austin and Abram Jones.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by husband, Norman Jones; brothers, Sam Jones, Charles Jones; sisters, Elizabeth Cobb, Frances Dollard and Martha Hodges.
Kenansville - Nannie Sue Chambers Mitchell, 74, of Kenansville passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at InPatient Hospice at Vidant Pitt. Mrs. Mitchell was born March 8, 1945 in Duplin County to the late Andrew Pickett Chambers and Mertie Miller Chambers.
A graveside service will be held 2:00pm Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by brother, Billy Ray Chambers of Kenansville, grandchildren, Christopher Ralph and R. C. Ingle both of Kenansville, special nephew, Danny Houston of VA, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by husband, Larry Mitchell, daughters, Trina Mitchell Best, Lori Ann Mitchell, brothers Adrew Chambers and Elbert Houston.
Rose Hill - Myrtle Elizabeth Exum Batts, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington, NC. Mrs. Batts was born September 10, 1927 in Duplin County, NC to the late Roy Exum and Lucy Lee Exum.
A memorial service will be held 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Rose Hill, NC. Visitation will follow the memorial service. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill, NC
Mrs. Batts is survived by three daughters, Gayle B. Lucas and husband, David of Watha, Kaye B. Buckner and husband, Fuzzy of Rose Hill, and Edwina B. Raynor and husband, Craig of Rose Hill. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Nicholas Buckner and wife, Tracy, Kayla Carter and husband, Brad, Joshua Buckner, Holli Jackson and husband, Dustin, Cynthia Chandler Coates and husband, Chuck, Ernie Lucas, and Davy Lucas and wife, Lee Ann and ten great grandchildren, Brevin Carter, Journey Chandler, Lucas Chandler, Jesse Lucas, Anna Townsend Carter, Roman Carter, Rebecca Jackson, MaKenzie Tate Jackson, Reese Buckner, and Nolan Buckner.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Batts was preceded in death by husband, Tom Batts; grandson, Tate Raynor, four brothers, Eugene, Clifton, Gordon, and Alton Exum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Warsaw - Gloria “Faye” Harper Avery, 73, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. Mrs. Avery was born December 14, 1945 in Duplin County, NC to the late Zebedee Thomas Harper and Mildred Jordan Harper.
A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, with visitation following the service. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Avery is survived by daughters, Kelia Aguilar and husband, Alfredo of Willow Springs, Sheila Baldwin and husband, Tony of Clinton, and Kelly Lee and husband, Jamie of Warsaw; brother, Charles Harper of Warsaw; sisters, Clara Hudson of Greenville and Deborah Parkhurst of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Toni Ann Gainey, Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Carter, Brianna Lee, MaKaylin Lee, and Gavin Lee; and three great grandchildren, Kennedy Baldwin, Kaison Baldwin, and Harper Gainey.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Avery was preceded in death by husband, John Steven Avery, Jr., son, Tony Ellis Carter; brothers, Thomas E. Harper and Milton Harper; sister, Vickie Harper Kornegay.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kitty Askin Hospice Center, 107 Handley Part Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534
Holden Beach - Judy Brown Carr Brock, 71, formerly of Rose Hill, passed away March 20, 2019. Judy was born August 31, 1947 in Duplin County, NC to the late James Preston Brown and Lucille Jones Brown.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at Dobson Chapel Baptist Church, with visitation following the service.
Judy is survived by son, Jeremy Carr and wife, Jamie of Rose Hill; daughter, Erin Carr of San Diego, CA; step - son, Phillip Edward “Ned” Brock and wife, Joy of Rose Hill; step-daughter, Pam Quinn and husband, Steve of Kenansville; two brothers, James “Jimmy” Preston Brown, Jr. and wife, Deborah, and Greg Brown and wife, Linda both of Rose Hill; and sister, Sheila Brown Grady and husband, David “Buck” of Rose Hill. She is also survived by granddaughter, Peyton Carr and three step-grandchildren, Lindsey Quinn, Cody and Phillip Brock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: Hope Harbor Home P. O. Box 230 Supply, NC 28462 or by visiting www.hopeharborhome.org or Providence Home, P. O. Box 11042, Southport, NC 28461 or visit them at www.ProvidenceHomenc.com.
Jacksonville - Bernice Harold Chambers, 87, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington. Mr. Chambers was born February 18, 1932 in Duplin County, NC to the late Albert Chambers and Alice Parker Chambers.
Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel and burial will conclude the service in Devotional Gardens.
Mr. Chambers is survived by his daughter, Gayle Fell and husband, Dennis of Jacksonville; granddaughter, Stacy Lynn Matthias and husband, David; great granddaughter, Serenity Matthias all of Jacksonville and sister, Dorothy Dail of Kinston.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by wife, Mattie Pearl Chambers; brother, Alvin Jo Chambers; and sister, Kathleen Chambers.