Louise Bland Sullivan, 93, passed away August 10, 2022 in Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Center in Wilmington, NC. Mrs. Sullivan was born June 24, 1930 in Duplin County, NC to the late William Estus Bland and Mary Sullivan Bland.
A graveside service will be held 11:00am, Friday, August 12, 2022 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by sons, Donald Sullivan and wife, Marion of Atkinson and Jeff Sullivan and wife, Laurie of Garden City, Michigan; sisters Evelyn "Tootsie" Atkinson; six grandchildren, Angela, Steve, Stacey, Catherine, Brett, and Alison; and sixteen great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by infant son, Ronald Sullivan and sister, Mary Gray "Tina" Faust.
Goldsboro, NC - Mrs. Terry A. Daggs, 66, of Clinton, NC, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital from long term illness.
Born in Munich, Germany and currently resided in Clinton, NC. Terry was a good, selfless woman. She loved her family. She also loved snacking on junk as a "meal" & Watching her "911" shows. The following family members preceeded her in death: Her husband Darrell Daggs, at age 33. Her son Donald Daggs, at age 22. Her mother Joyce Stanford. And brother Joey Stanford. She is survived by her father Hollis Stanford of Lebanon, Mo. Her siblings Vickie & Michael Parrish. Karen Carver. James & Tonia Stanford. Her children Joeann & David Newkirk, Latonya Mendoza & Cory Dixon, Tilicia & Jacinto Morales, Miranda & Ronnie Powell, Monica Powell, and Nicholas Daggs. Her grandchildren Cody & Darrel Jones. Kelsey Torres. Enrique, Marco, & Erica Mendoza. Amber & Josue Pacheco. Gabriela, Nancy, & Carlos Morales. Stephanie Barrett, Rhonda & Jermaine Justice, and Ronnie Powell. Alicia Carver, Lilly Powell, and Ruthie Andrews. Marissa, Zachary, Jayla, & Kara Daggs. Her great grandchildren Isabella Torres, Brian III & Bakari Bell. Sebastian Hogan Powell & Aria Justice.
The viewing & homegoing service will be on Saturday August 13th at Community Funeral Home 1654 NC-50, Warsaw, NC 28398. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm and the homegoing service will follow at 2:00p.m.
Floral arrangements will be accepted and appreciated. Thank you for your condolences & presence.
Seth Ellis Smith, 46, passed away July 20, 2022. Mr. Smith was born January 29, 1976 to the late Woodrow "Skeet" Smith and Patricia Hill Smith.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022 in Christ Ministries Cemetery, 2741 Turkey Highway, Clinton, NC.
Seth is survived by sons, Jonah Joseph Bigelow and Hunter H. Smith of Benson; brother, Woodrow "Woody" Smith of Mount Olive; aunt, Judith Sellars of Wilmington; uncle, Ellis G. Joseph and wife, Joan of Colorado; cousin, Anthony Sellars and wife, Tanya of Hampstead; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Seth was preceded in death by sister, Teresa Smith.
Flowers should be delivered directly to the cemetery.
Faison - Alvin Jeffrey Griffin, 66, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at his home. Mr. Griffin was born November 12, 1955 in Lenoir County, NC to the late Herman M. Griffin and Leslie Mae Butler Griffin.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p. m., Friday, August 5, 2022 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 3790 Faison Hwy, Clinton, NC, with burial to follow the service in Turkey Cemetery, Turkey, NC.
Jeffrey is survived by his loving wife, Betty M. Griffin of the home; sons, Jeffrey Shane Griffin and wife, Kaye of Faison and C D Vernon and wife, Krystal of Warsaw; daughters, Heather G. Distel and husband, Chris of Kentucky, Renee Sutton and husband, Matthew of Rose Hill and Tiffany Griffin of Faison; seven grandchildren, Caden Griffin, Cheyenne Griffin, Joanna Griffin, Allison Distel, Rylee Vernon, Cole Sutton, and Savannah Sutton. He is also survived by brother, Johnny Griffin and wife, Sandy of Warsaw; sister, Barbara Brock of Faison; and step brother, Dale Locklear of Tabor City.
In addition to his parents, Jeffrey was preceded in death by step mother, Sue Griffin, step brother, Ricky Locklear and step sister, Marie Raines.
Magnolia-John Dave "J. D." Quinn, 75, of Magnolia passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Warsaw Health and Rehab after an extended illness. Mr. Quinn was born November 15, 1946 to the late Robert Quinn and Emily Rogers Quinn.
Mr. Quinn was a volunteer fireman with the Magnolia Fire Dept. for many years. Mr. Quinn had been Sunday School Superintendent, a deacon, and was now a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church. He enjoyed singing and loved the Christmas Contatas. He and his wife loved to square dance and were members of the Warsaw See Saws of which he had been a past president. Mr. Quinn had also been a member of the North Carolina Folk Round and Square Dance Federation. For the last 15 plus years Mr. Quinn had been known as the "Grill Man" as he used his talents to build many types of pig cookers and other grills. He and his loving wife, Kathy had been married 48 years.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the Magnolia Baptist Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 1:00pm. Burial will follow the service in the Knowles Family Cemetery in Rose Hill.
Mr. Quinn is survived by wife, Kathy E. Quinn of Magnolia, daughter, Christina Atkins and husband, David of Burlington; grandchildren Austin and Brantley Atkins of Burlington; mother-in-law, Annie Ruth Evans of Magnolia; sisters-in-law Carolyn Quinn of Magnolia and Barbara Harris of Beulaville; brother-in-law, Jimmy Hartley and wife, Sandra of Magnolia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents Mr. Quinn, was preceded in death by brothers, Herbert Lee Quinn, Leonard Wayne Quinn and Robert (Bobbie) Ray Quinn; sisters, Ruth Mozingo, Mable Mann, Emily Estelle Pate and Swannie Mae Hudson; and father-in-law, Clarence Evans.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care and attention given to J D by the staff of both Kenansville Health and Rehabilitation and Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation.
Due the rising number of COVID cases, the family request that attendees practice good social distancing and wear a face covering.
Warsaw - John Mark Jones, 59, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Wallace Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Wallace, NC. Mr. Jones was born October 20, 1962 in Onslow, NC to the late Louis Clemeth Jones and Effla Lanier Jones.
A memorial service will be held 2:00p.m., Friday, July 29th, 2022 in Community Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Tina Jones; son, Jonathan Jones of Turkey, daughter, Heather Venecia and husband, Johnny of Rose Hill; grandchildren, Wyatt Dunn, Cameron McGaha, Conner McGaha, Keelan Jones, Eli Jones, Breanne Jones, Katalina Venecia, Kaleb Venecia, and Joel Jones. He is also survived by brothers, Casey Jones of Wallace, Terry Jones and wife, Faye of Wallace, Paul Jones and wife, Beverly of Wallace; sisters, Doris Blake and husband, Jack of Holly Ridge and Shelby Cayton and husband, Harvey of Jacksonville.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by brothers, Horace Jones and Garland Jones and sisters, Libby Kornegay, Opal Gray, and Carol Padgett.
George Malcolm Dail, 72, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Warsaw Health and Rehabiliation in Warsaw, NC. Mac, as most loving called him, was born April 9, 1950 in Duplin County to the late James Riley Dail and Eveline Maready Dail.
A memorial service will be held 4:00pm, Monday, July 25, 2022 in Community Funeral Home Chapel.
Mac was a great friend to many and to the town of Warsaw. Mac was a local business owner and strong leader within his community. He served his community as member of the Warsaw Fire and Rescue, Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, Best House Committee and the Veteran's Day committee.
Mac is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Cindy Sholar Dail; nieces, Lisa Dail Turner, Rita Dail Pasquariello and husband, John, and Sylvia Whaley; nephew, David Whaley and wife, Missy; father-in-law Billy Ray Sholar, brother-in-law, Dewitt Sholar and wife, Alicia; and numerous great nieces and nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mac was preceded in death by sister, Peggy D. Humphrey; brother, Kenny Gerald Dail; and mother-in-law, Hilda Hardison Sholar.
In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to: Warsaw Fire Department, P. O. Box 483, Warsaw NC 28398 or Peace Baptist Church, P. O. Box 331, Calypso, NC 28325.
Warsaw - Edward Earl Whaley, 69, passed away early morning Monday, July 18, 2022 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Mr. Whaley was born June 1, 1953 in Duplin County to the late Edward and Louise Herring Whaley.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, Thursday, July 21 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow the funeral in Wayne Memorial Park in Goldsboro, NC.
Mr. Whaley is survived by brother, Michael Whaley and wife, Nancy of Warsaw, NC; sisters, Martha Ann Byrd of Warsaw, Annette Sullivan and husband, J W of Mount Olive, NC and Velma Gautier and husband, David of Albertson; several nieces and nephews, Jenny Wynn and husband, TJ, Heather Hobbs and husband, Bryan, Joey Byrd, William Sullivan, Eddie Gautier, James Allen Gautier and wife Alexis, and James Whaley; and eight great nieces and three great nephew.
A special thank you to Mrs. Martha Byrd and Joey Byrd for all the love, special care and attention they gave to Earl during his declining health.
TURKEY, NC - Mrs. Winnifred Ann Hollowell Sloan, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 24, 2022 in her home surrounded by family.
Mrs. Sloan is survived by her sons, Robert (Bobby) and wife Darlene of Buena Vista, VA, Erwin (David) of Magnolia, Norman of Hampstead and Aaron and wife Rosemond of Turkey; as well as, daughter-in-law Cathy Sloan (Ricky) of Kenansville. 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Erwin Gill Sloan; sons, Ricky Gill Sloan and George Franklin Sloan (infant); grandson, Michael Gibson Sloan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Norman Hollowell of Mount Olive; sister, Tillie Marie Hollowell McCullen of Dobbersville and brother, Berry Lee Hollowell of Liberty, GA.
Visitation and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Warsaw United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm and memorial service to follow. Reverend Vito Bisogno will preside and grandson, Ryan Sloan, will deliver the eulogy.
Warsaw United Methodist Church, 107 West Plank Road, Warsaw, NC 28398
Warsaw - Jenell Bishop Ezzell, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Mrs. Jenell was born January 27, 1939, in Duplin County, NC to the late John Carl Bishop and Berta Register Bishop. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Linwood Ezzell.
Mrs. Jenell is survived by three sons, Darron Ezzell and wife, Bridget of Elizabethtown, NC, Darret Ezzell and wife, Michelle of Wallace, NC, Kent Ezzell of Atlantic Beach, FL; one sister, Doris Brock of Rose Hill, NC; four grandchildren, Blake Ezzell and wife, Berta, Haley Lanier and husband, Jerry, Zachary Ezzell, and Leyton Ezzell; one great grandson, Thomas Lanier; and special friend, Jimmie English and brother-in-law, Johnnie Powell.
A visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Warsaw Baptist Church in Powell Hall with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. A private interment service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Jenell was a long time member of Warsaw Baptist Church and in honor of her love and joy of being surrounded by beautiful flowers, floral arrangements are certainly welcome, or monetary donations may be made to: Warsaw Baptist Church, 209 E. College Street, Warsaw, NC 28398.
Warsaw - Mildred Beatrice Kornegay Quinn, 88, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at her home. Mildred was born January 31, 1934 in Duplin County, NC to the late Manly Kornegay and Maggie Westbrook Kornegay.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mildred was preceded in death by husband, Robert Clifton Quinn; brother, Glenn Kornegay and wife, Virginia, Lynwood “Lyn Tom” Kornegay, and Andrew Kornegay; brother-in-law, Jessie Quinn; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Outlaw and Martha Chappell.
Mrs. Mildred was a graduate of B. F. Grady High School. She was a member of Johnson Baptist Church and truly had a servants heart with a willingness to help everyone. She was a hard worker not only as a homemaker but also helping on the farm. She enjoyed having a garden every year and canning or freezing all its bounty. Cooking for her family was her passion. You could always find her in the kitchen whipping up something delicious. She would make sure everyone was fed including the farm workers. Mildred loved her family dearly. She took delight in sitting and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two children, Douglas Quinn of Warsaw and Deborah Q. Drew and husband Cris of Magnolia; three granddaughters, Heather D. Boone and husband, Chris; Holly D. Casteen and husband, Brian; and Hillary D. Howard and husband, Jonathan; eleven great grandchildren, Ethan Boone, Maggie Boone, Lily Boone, Ayden Boone, Sadie Casteen Stokes Casteen, Carmen Mahoney Katie Mahoney, Drew Howard, Olivia Howard, Emmett Howard. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Genette Tate and Marie Quinn.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, Monday, June 27, 2022 at Johnson Baptist Church and a funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at Johnson Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service at Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
September 19, 1940 – June 20, 2022
Garner – James “Jim” W. Sanders, 81, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022. He is a Duplin County native and son to the late Shephard and Katherine Sanders.
“From an early age I loved to draw. My fifth-grade teacher urged me to enter an art competition sponsored by Woodmen of the World and I won first place. When I was growing up the local school curriculum did not include art instruction, so I took one night a week art classes during my seventh-grade year. In my senior year in Wallace-Rose Hill High School, I produced a charcoal portrait of our Principal, Mr. Byron Teachey, as a Beta Club project.
A recruiter saw it and steered me to East Carolina University, where I eventually earned a degree in Art. My working years have included U.S. Air Force Illustrator, Community College Art Instructor, Advertising Agency Art Director, and 24 years as an Illustrator/Graphic Designer with CP&L/Progress Energy. I became fond of colored pencils years ago. In the late 1990’s I started getting together with a few like minded artists to share our colored pencil artwork and techniques. This early group eventually became chartered as the Raleigh-Durham chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America.”
“I am an “artist in residence” for the Association of Oldetime Barbell and Strongmen in New York, and since 1986 I have done over 72 portraits of their honorees, each of whom have been presented with my work at an annual meeting. I’ve also done drawings of over 50 of the old-time western movie stars for the Western Film Preservation Society in Raleigh. A video featuring some of my western movie star portraits was featured in a May 2012 issue of the Society’s newsletter, Reel Cowboy. My artwork can be found in several museums including the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas in Austin, and the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, in association with the Smithsonian Institute. Also, two of my commissioned portraits hang at
the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, DC.”
“Since retirement, I have been busy with commissioned portraits and teaching colored pencil art classes in Cary for the past 14 years, as well as in Garner. My rotating class schedules and more examples of my art can be found on our chapter’s website at, www.dc114cpsa.org –Jim”
A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2PM, at Community Funeral Home, 1654 NC 24 and 50 HWY, Warsaw, NC 28398. Burial will follow at, Pinecrest Cemetery, Warsaw, NC 28398. The family will receive friends on June 24, 2022, at 6-8 PM at the Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 1200 Benson Rd, Garner, NC 27529, the night prior.
James is survived by his loving wife, Carole; son, Jon Sanders, wife, Marian, and granddaughters, Clare, and Lily; son, Alan Sanders, and granddaughter, Caroline.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to, Alzheimer’s Association, by mail, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or online to, www.act.alz.org www.
John William Gibson Sr of Rose Hill NC, formerly of Raleigh NC passed away peacefully after a brief illness on May 12,2022 at Rex Hospital.
John Gibson Sr leaves behind his wife Miriam E Gibson, daughters Kimberly Gibson and Claudia Gibson, sons Blake Gibson and John Gibson Jr., eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. John Gibson Sr. was born on 08/22/1927 to Claude William Gibson & Grace Alma Blake in Milford Delaware. John Gibson graduated early from high school and served in both the Army & Navy during and after World War II . After his honorable discharge from the Army, he continued his education and worked in family business in the Del-Marva area.
While attending Wesley college in Dover Delaware in the early 1950’s he met his wife, Miriam E Kennedy. While residing in Dover Delaware he became a State Farm Insurance agent and was later promoted to District Manager for State Farm and then moved to Durham NC in 1961. John returned to sales with State Farm in 1977 where he had an agency in Raleigh NC. John attended Mt Olivet Church and later Hope Community Church. John retired from State Farm in 1995 and later started a new business in the Home Health Care provider service for the disabled and mentally handicapped. John later sold this business, his home in Raleigh in 2021 and moved to Rose Hill NC to a property where he could enjoy the countryside with his wife, son John Jr and daughter Kimberly. A private service will be held for family and closest friends. A future announcement will be made with regards to a Celebration of Life service for those who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to the following charity, donate.mercyships.org
Katherine Smith Thomas, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 surrounded by family. Mrs. Thomas was born June 10, 1931 to the late Yancey Smith and Addie Mae Guy Smith.
A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 in Community Funeral Home Chapel with entombment to follow in Devotional Gardens Mausoleum.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by two sons, Steve Lewis Thomas and wife, Susan of Holly Springs, NC and Bonnie Gregory Thomas and wife, Cris of Statesboro, GA and daughter, Sandra Mae Lewis and husband, Bobby of Four Oaks, NC.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Faison Thomas and sister, Brenda Lewis Smith.
Daniel Franklin Hobbs, 79, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Hobbs was born May 4, 1943 in Wayne County, NC to the late Jesse Daniel Hobbs and Lillian Frances Brock Hobbs.
Mr. Hobbs is survived by his best friend, Gaynell M. Hunter and family; sons, Tommy Hobbs and wife, Linda Hobbs of Morehead City, NC, and Victor Hobbs; daughters, Joann Hunter and husband Greg Hunter of Wallace, Gloria A. Hobbs Tyndall of Deep Run; sister, Bobby Jean Hobbs of Keener; brothers, Billy Hobbs of Keener, Buddy Hobbs of White Lake; grandchildren, Brandy Hobbs, Brianna Willis, and Michael Willis.
A visitation will be held at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:00am. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm at the Brock Family Cemetery in Sarecta, NC