Warsaw - Gloria Jean McGee Cavenaugh, 76, passed away March 24, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Cavenaugh was born September 26, 1943 in Sampson County, NC to the late Dewey McGee and Eunice Quinn McGee.
A private funeral service and burial will be held due to federal mandate concerning COVID 19.
Mrs. Cavenaugh is survived son, Mike Cavenaugh and wife, Kim of Warsaw; daughters, Robin Matthis and husband, Don and Rhonda Tatum and husband, Mark all of Clinton; six grandchildren, Melissa Sarner and husband, Jonathan, Sara Thornton and husband, Brent, James Matthis and wife, Lesley, Amberly Howell and husband, Josh, Paige Tatum, Meredith Tatum; ten great- grandchildren, Mackensie Sarner, Nathan Sarner, Lily Sarner, Rylan Thornton, Savannah Thornton, Avett Matthis, Myles Matthis, Ben Matthis Caroline Howell, and Luke Howell. She is also survived by two brothers, Tommy McGee of Kinston and Jimmy McGee and wife, Jeanette of Four Oaks and sister, Janet Anderson and husband, Tim of Clinton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Edward Cavenaugh.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Turkey PFWB Church, c/o Alma Register, 1985 Wilmington Road, Turkey, NC 28393.
You may visit Community Funeral Home of Warsaw to view and sign the register from 12 noon until 5pm Thursday and 9 am until 12 noon Friday.
Warsaw - Leola Bullard Best, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Mrs. Best was born July 15, 1935 in Columbus County, NC to the late Buck H. Bullard, Jr. and Ora Mae Ward Bullard.
Mrs. Best is survived by son, Jimmy Best of Warsaw; daughters, Patricia Bryant and husband, Dayton of Stedman, Betty Hobson and husband, John of Warsaw; seven grandchildren, Jessica Hayes and husband, Randy, Amy Andersen and husband, Aaron, Beverly Herring and husband, Jonathan, Michael Melendez and wife, Emily, Sarah Melendez and Kevin Carney, Clayton Bryant, and wife, Shea, David Melendez and Dylan Bryant; and eight great grandchildren, Zoey Hayes, Zachary Hayes, Zella Hayes, Zander Hayes, Amelia Andersen, Alan Andersen, Andy Andersen, and Lane Herring.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Best was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Best, and sister, Sarah Jean Bullard.
A private funeral service and burial will be conducted.
Kenansville - Susie Lee Williamson Dunn, 90, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Mrs. Dunn was born October 28, 1929 in Duplin County, NC to the late Benjamin Bowden Williamson, Sr. and Ima Lee Whaley Williamson.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Community Funeral Home Chapel with burial following the service in Devotional Gardens. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by her children, James (Jimmy) Allen Dunn, Jr. and wife, Beverly of Wallace, NC and Annette Dunn of Kenansville, NC, four grandchildren, Kevin Anderson and wife, Jeannie, Kelly Anderson, Christopher Dunn and wife, Melissa and Carrie Olmstead and husband, Steve; eight great grandchildren, Anna Sofia Murcia, Andrew Cruse, Ryan Wolfe, Timothy Wolfe and wife, Nikki, Luke Dunn, Mary Addison Dunn, Stephen Olmstead, and Porter Olmstead; four great-great grandchildren, Levi Wolfe, Austin Wolfe, Allie Wolfe and Aubrey Murray and sister-in-law, Sandra Williamson.
She was preceded in death by husband, James Allen Dunn, Sr.; brother, Benjamin B. Williamson, Jr.; and sister, Mary W. Sparks.
Warsaw-Sylvia Faye Rogers Frederick, 74, of Warsaw passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Vidant Duplin. Sylvia was born April 3, 1945 in Sampson County to the late Bruce Rogers and Maggie Swinson Rogers.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Warsaw United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Carlton Pollock Cemetery.
Mrs. Frederick is survived by husband, Wade Frederick of Warsaw; son Jimmy Frederick and wife, Susan of Warsaw; daughter, April Groves and husband, Kent of Hampstead; grandchildren, Erin McCullen, Mackenna Hanley and husband, Daniel, James Hunter Frederick and wife, Alyssa, William Clayton Frederick and wife, Breezy; great grandchild, Wade Cameron Frederick; brother, Wilton Rogers of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters Ruby R. Heyer of Rose Hill and Rose Shields of Jacksonville, FL
Warsaw - Kim Miles Batchelor, 55, passed away suddenly Sunday, March 1, 2020. Mr. Batchelor was born November 6, 1964 in Duplin County, NC to Linda Boyette Batchelor and the late Doctor Benjamin Batchelor.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Kim is survived by his mother, Linda Boyette Batchelor of Warsaw; brothers, Benny Batchelor and wife, Andrea P. of Turkey, Tracy Batchelor of Clayton and Eric Batchelor and wife, Andrea G. of Clayton; nieces and nephews, Benjamin Batchelor, Rachel Batchelor and Corey Bostic, Cody Batchelor, Anna Denton, and Bradley Denton; and one great niece, Madalynn Bostic.
Warsaw - Margie Ann Sutton Howard, 82, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. She was born July 7, 1937 in Duplin County, NC to Daniel Roscoe Sutton and Minnie Carol Wilkins.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Community Funeral Home Chapel in Warsaw, NC. Visitation will follow the service.
Mrs. Howard is survived by husband, Roger Howard of the home; sons, Roger Lloyd Howard and wife, Julie of Cabin, and Jerry D. Howard and wife, Nancy of Richmond, VA; daughter, Beverly H. White and husband, David of Magnolia; seven grandchildren, Bridgett White Jones and husband, Brian, David Bradley White, Jerry D. Howard, Jr. and wife, Sonya, Michael Aaron Howard, Levi Cole Howard, Seth Brayden Howard and Heather Joy Howard; seven great grandchildren, Jeremy Trey Maready, Harrison Maze Jones, Ava Claire Jones, Essence Howard, James Howard, Dakota Howard, and Daniel Howard; brothers, Marrion Sutton and wife, Pat of Pikeville, and David Franklin Sutton of Chester, VA.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by son, Roy Mitchell Howard; brothers, Billy Ross Sutton, Kirby Joe Sutton, Eddie McDonald Sutton, and sisters, M. Lee Sutton Gore and Ghaynelle Sutton Brogden.
Cora Jane Johnson Bostic, 93, passed away Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington, NC.
A Duplin County native, Mrs. Bostic was born August 16th, 1926 to the late Dr. Braxton Johnson and Jannie Carlton Johnson. Mrs. Bostic was a member of the Warsaw Baptist Church.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at the Warsaw Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. David Gasperson officiating. Burial will be in Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Bostic is survived by daughter, Brenda Bostic Jones and her husband Arch Jones of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren Dr. Wooten Jones with significant other Dr. Jamie Hunter both of Greenville, NC and Parker Jones with wife Heather McIlrath of Raleigh, NC; sister-in-law Geraldine Bostic Edwards of Raleigh, N.C; nephews John Edwards and Marks Lane; nieces Sharon Carter, Sarah Poole, and Beth Ross.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bostic was preceded in death by her husband, Raeford Lee Bostic, brothers, Braxton Fletcher Johnson, Jr. and Carson Carlton Johnson, and sister, Dorothy Johnson Lane.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warsaw Baptist Church, 209 E. College St., Warsaw, N.C. 28398 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, 1414 Physicians Dr, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Warsaw - Betty Carol Foss Ezzell, 66, died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Mrs. Ezzell was born October 12, 1953 to the late Harold Foss and Esther Winders Foss.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 in Community Funeral Home Chapel with burial will follow in Devotional Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ezzell is survived by husband, Kenneth Dwight Ezzell of Warsaw; daughter, Juanita Wilkinson of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Connor and Hannah Wilkinson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward the funeral expenses at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc., P. O. Box 336, Warsaw, NC 28398.
Warsaw - Ted Curtis Freeman, 57, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Freeman was born December 1, 1962 in Mecklenburg County, NC to the late Curtis “Buddy” Freeman and Brenda Ann Presley Freeman.
Ted loved his family. He loved America and was extremely proud to serve in the US Navy. Ted loved Disney World vacations with his family more than your average person and he loved racing, especially his open wheeled modified division - Team #11.
Ted is survived by his loving wife, Sarah P. Freeman of Warsaw, NC; beloved daughter, Isabella Presley Freeman of Warsaw, NC; a very dear aunt, Mary Williams of Ash, NC; mother-in-law, Janet Jackson Page of Teachey, NC; cousins, Connie Marze of Charlotte, NC, Susan Love of Ash, NC and other beloved cousins.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw, NC. Burial will follow the service in Duplin Memorial Gardens, Teachey, NC. A visitation will begin 1:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.
Kenansville - Jeanette Newman Jones, 90, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Jones was born November 16, 1929 in Lenoir County, NC to the late Jasper Newman and Evelyn Byrd Newman.
A funeral service will be held 2:00p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw, NC. Burial will follow the service in Devotional Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jones is survived by son, Harley James Jones and wife, Ruth of Kenansville; two daughters, Janet Jones-Chambers and husband, Keith of Kenansville, and Janice Jones and husband, Richard Clifton of Turkey; daughter-in-law, Connie Evan and husband, Tommy of Wilmington; and grandson, Alan Jones and wife, Nola of Kenansville, NC.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by husband, Harold J. Jones and son, Julius Jones.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Mrs. Jeanette’s care givers, Patsy Chestnutt, Samantha Haney, and Debbie Wilson, for their loving care and attentiveness.