Magnolia - Sallie Jenkins Cruse, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at her home. Mrs. Cruse was born May 6, 1930 in Duplin County, NC to the late James "Jimmy" and Aaron Joyner Jenkins.
A funeral service will be held 6:00p.m., Friday, July 30, 2021 in Community Funeral Home Chapel in Warsaw, with visitation to follow the service. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Mrs. Cruse is survived by sons, Jesse Cruse and wife, Linda of Boiling Springs Lake, Bobby Cruse of Ayden, Paul Cruse of Tarboro, Billy Jo Dunn of Clinton; daughters, Rachel Kennedy of Warsaw, Kay Simmons of Magnolia, Arlene Bowen of Rose Hill, Darlene Howard and husband, Billy of Magnolia, Kathy Turner and husband, Donnie of Turkey; 25 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cruse was preceded in death by husband, William Junior Cruse; son, Donald Crews; son-in-law, Rayford Kennedy, daughter-in-law, Dorothy Cruse; grandchildren, Jennifer Price and Jonathan Cruse; three brothers and five sisters.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to: United Fellowship PFWB, P. O. Box 88, Magnolia, NC 28453.
Turkey - Daniel “Buddy” Richard Kornegay, Jr., 79, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at his home. Mr. Kornegay was born June 17, 1942 in Duplin County to the late Daniel Richard Kornegay and Beulah Summerlin Kornegay.
A graveside service will be held 3:00pm, Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Mr. Kornegay is survived by wife, Nancy Smith Kornegay of the home; son, Delbert Kornegay and wife, Donna Faulkner Kornegay; daughter, Lora K. Holland and husband, Robert; step-daughter, Eileen Smith; grandchildren, Everal Link, Emma Shelbie Kornegay, and Rebecca Kornegay Jordan; great grandchildren, Kylee Carter, Toby Shine Holland, Cameron Kinnaman and Allison Carlson. He is also survived by brother, John Kornegay and sisters, Clara Lee Padgett, Dealie Langston, Eva Lockamy, Joyce Stallings, and Kathy Pike.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Kornegay was preceded in death by wife, Willa Jean Kornegay and grandson, Richard Holland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: West Duplin FWB Church, 987 NC 24 and 50 Hwy, Warsaw, NC 28398.
Libby Lou Jones Kornegay, 67, of Magnolia passed away suddenly Monday, June 28, 2021. Libby was born in July 12, 1953 to the late Lewis Clemmeth Jones and Effla Lanier Jones.
Libby was a very generous person, a good cook and a great patriot. Libby loved her little dog, Bubba almost as much as her sweets like the old timey fudge she always made. She loved dragonflies, playing piano and was always ready for that trip to the mountains. Libby loved and was greatly loved by her children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11:00am, Tuesday, July 6, in Community Funeral Home Chapel in Warsaw, NC. Visitation will begin at 10am at the funeral home.
She is survived by her significant other Gene Bryant; daughters Laura Lee and husband, Michael, Jennifer Kornegay, and Rachel Powell all of Warsaw; brothers, Paul Jones, Terry Jones, Casey Jones all of Wallace, Mark Jones of Turkey; sisters Carol Padgett and Shelby Cayton of Jacksonville, and Doris Blake of Holly Ridge; grandchildren, Johnny Wayne Davis, Joshua Lee, Christopher Lee and wife, Megan, Jenny Minott, Salem Kornegay, Andrew Kornegay, Johnny Franklin Powell, Wynston Kornegay, William Powell, and Harley Powell; great grandchildren, Emily Davis and Nora Davis.
Warsaw - Lynda Faye Yancey Best, 78, of Warsaw passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021 at her home after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Best was born August 27, 1942 in Sampson County to the late Maynard Yancey and Irene Spell Yancey.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Devotional Gardens of Warsaw.
Mrs. Best is survived by husband, Bobby Best of the home; daughters, Brenda Watkins and husband, Mike of Wallace, Susie Best of Warsaw, Bobbie Lynn Torgeson and husband, Matt of Teachey; grandchildren, Bo Henderson, Samantha Cook, Rachel Smith, Alexis Lacock, Abigail Lacock, LauraLynn Torgeson, Sarah Torgeson, Dane Stewart, and Jacob Stewart; great grandchildren, Madilynn Grady and Cameron Grady.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Best was preceded in death by daughter, Kelly Best Stewart; and brother, Dan Yancey
Linda Robinson (Age 68)
Linda Robinson peacefully entered into Glory on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 with her only child by her side in Warsaw, North Carolina. Linda was born on September 24, 1952 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Emily and Charles Johnson. She graduated from South Hills High School in 1970. She retired as a Pennsylvania State Employee in January 2007. In addition to being a devoted mother, she did charity work for Volunteers of America and was charitable to many organizations that provided care to needy individuals around the world. Linda was known for her love of outdoor activities most notably biking and walking nature trails. She had a fondness for animals, especially tigers. She appreciated food from every culture and loved every genre of music. She was also known for singing gospel hymns. She leaves to cherish her precious and loving memories a son, Burton Brown III of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter in law Danielle, four grandchildren Burton IV, Brandon, Benjamin, Talia-Rose and a host of other family and friends.
Memorials or donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children: https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate
Patricia "Patsy" Hill Smith, 76, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Patsy was born April 1, 1945 in Wilson, NC to the late Seth and Josephine Kannon Hill.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Patsy is survived by son, Seth Smith of Warsaw; two grandsons, Jonah Joseph Bigelow and Hunter H. Smith; sister, Judy Sellers of Wilmington, nephew, Anthony Sellers of Hampstead, niece Allison F. Simmons of California and numerous cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Woodrow "Skeet" Smith and sister, Betty Joe Fonvielle.
On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, William Lethco Wrenn, III, of Warsaw, NC passed away at the age of 75. Lethco was born August 17, 1945, to the late William L. Wrenn, Jr., and Jean Kelly Wrenn of Fuguay-Varina, NC.
Lethco is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Powell Wrenn, of Warsaw and his two sons, William L. Wrenn, IV, of Warsaw and Matthew K. Powell Wrenn and Allison B. Kornegay of Wilmington, NC. He leaves behind two grandchildren whom he adored, William Rivers Wrenn and Anna Kathryn Wrenn of Cary, NC. Also surviving are brothers Kelly D. Wrenn and Clyde F. Wrenn.
Lethco was a graduate of Campbell University and East Carolina University. He retired from the North Carolina Community College System after a career in adult education. In 1980 he became the proud recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his outstanding service to the State of North Carolina.
As an avid basketball player, Lethco was known in high school as the “Fuquay Flash” because of his basketball talent. His talent allowed him to play basketball at Campbell as well. Not only was he a basketball player, but he also served as a basketball coach for several years. Lethco enjoyed collecting, traveling, helping people in need, gardening, and spending time with family. His passion later in life was spending time with his grandchildren.
Through his hobbies and career he fostered many friendships across the country. Lethco was the kind of man who never met a stranger and always made a friend. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and community.
Visitation will be Friday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Warsaw Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Devotional Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: William and Kathryn Wrenn Scholarship c/o James Sprunt Foundation, P. O. Box 398, Kenansville, NC 28349 or Charity Rebuild Center, 1333 W. Charity Road, Rose Hill, NC 28458.
Kenneth Earl Lane, 56, of Salemburg passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 6, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Earl was born in Wayne County to the late William Edward Lane and Joyce Faye Overbee Lane.
Earl was fun loving, loved cats and was generous to a fault. He loved motorcycles and love to ride. His favorite pass time was talking and he never met a stranger. He was hard working and could do a little of almost everything. He was good at grilling out and feeding the masses. The latest soft spot in his heart was for his cabin in the woods that had always been his dream.
A visitation will be held at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm. At 4 pm a graveside service will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery in Warsaw.
Earl is survived by brother, Eddie Lane and wife, Debbie of Pikeville and most special significant other, Jeanie Frederickson of Salemburg.
In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his wife, Wren Frederick Lane.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tram Road Animal Hospital, 56 Tram Road, Clinton, NC 28328.
Jackie Wayne Potter, age 80, of Magnolia passed away Friday, May 28, 2021 at home.
He was born June 12, 1940 in Duplin County, NC to the late Lawrence Leroy Potter and wife, Lela Quinn Potter.
He attended Magnolia School and graduated from James Kenan High School. He received an accounting degree from Miller-Motte Business School.
Jackie was a retired Cape Fear River Pilot with over 39 years of service. He started his career with Stone Towing Line where he worked as a bookkeeper, tug boat deckhand, tug captain, and docking master. In 1965 he was appointed as an apprentice pilot on the Cape Fear River and in 1968 became a licensed pilot. He was the first pilot to serve on the Board of Navigation and Pilotage for the Cape Fear River and Bar. He was a member of the Wilmington Cape Fear Pilots Association where he served 3 terms as President of the Association.
Jackie is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Lois Jones Potter, one son, Timothy Potter and wife, Amanda, daugther-in-law, Sherri Potter, two granddaughters, Nichole Potter Wilkins and husband, Matt and Natalie Potter, one grandson, Trey Potter, one great granddaughter, Hayden B. Wilkins and lots of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son, Michael Potter, one grandson, Zachary N. Potter, and one great grandson, Reid Michael Wilkins.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p. m., Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Community Funeral Home Chapel in Warsaw, NC, with visitation following the service. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a. m., Monday, May 31, 2021 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Arrangements announced by and a service of Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc.
"Warsaw - Mildred Estelle Benson Gurley, 91, passed away May 14, 2021 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Mrs. Gurley was born May 2, 1930 to the late Willie Roberts and Minnie Holland Brock Benson. She was the widow of the late Lester Earl Gurley.
Visitation will be held 2:00 pm, Sunday, May 16 at First Original Free Will Baptist Church, 816 N. Pine Street, Warsaw, NC. A funeral service will begin at 3:00 pm in the church sanctuary and burial will conclude to service in Pinecrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Mildred is survived by son, Lester "Les" Earl Gurley and wife, Tammy of Warsaw; daughter, Beverly G. Whaley of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Christina G. Gonzalas and husband, Brandon, Corey Gurley and wife, Michaela, Jacob Whaley, Philip Whaley, Rebekah Brock and husband, David and Leah Whaley; two step grandchildren, Mike Jones and Jerrica and Holly Mullins and husband, Will; four great grandchildren, Juniper Brock, Len Brock, James Brock and Audrey Gurley; and six step great-grandchildren, Legend Jones, Kinsley Jones, Emmy Jones, Talon Jones, Logan Sharek and Brayden Sharek.