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.
Warsaw - James Ray Scott, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Scott was born March 3, 1946 in Duplin County, NC to Durwood W. Scott and Lena Grace Phillips Scott.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw, NC. Burial will follow the service in Pinecrest Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a. m. at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc.
Mr. Scott is survived by sisters, Nancy Scott Williford, Dr. Shelby Scott Chadwick, and Patricia Scott Williams and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Scott was preceded in death by brother, David Scott.
All service will be held at the funeral home or grave site.
Warsaw - Allen Junior Griffin, 66, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Griffin was born March 29, 1952 in Lenoir County, NC to the late George Allen Griffin and Mable Beatrice King Griffin.
Mr. Griffin is survived by brothers, Jimmy Griffin and wife, Patricia of Turkey, NC and Willis Lee “Pee Wee” Griffin of Holly Ridge; and sister, Glenda Stancil and Doris Mercer both of Kenansville, NC.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Griffin was preceded in death by wife, Kimberly Sutton Griffin; brother, Arnold “Billy” Griffin; half-brother, Bobby Floyd King; and sister, Mary Weeks.
A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 in Devotional Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.
Betty Crumpler Long, 78, of 124 Bowden Drive, Kenansville, North Carolina, passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Friday, February 9, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Micajah Jacob Crumpler and Rovina Huddler Crumpler. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Elbert Long.
Mrs. Long leaves to cherish her memory her loving daughter, Tina Long Clark, her son-in-law, John Litton Clark, and the apples of her eyes, Abbigail and John Litton Clark Jr., her grandchildren. Her sisters are Frances Knowles of Kenansville and Renee Carlton of Warsaw. Her brother is Jimmy Crumpler of Warsaw, and his wife is Rachel Crumpler. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was a long time resident of Kenansville, where she spent 41 years in public service. She enjoyed every minute of it. 15 of those years, she served as the mayor of Kenansville. She worked 22 years in the Duplin County school system making differences in the many different little lives. She also played a big part at DanceWorks of Duplin, helping in every aspect. She was a member of the Kenansville Methodist Church, and she was very active in her church as well as her community. She loved to stay on the go, especially if it involved her daughter and grandkids. She loved White Lake, and she called it her second home. She was known to many as “Mimi”, and she loved it! She was one of a kind, and she was a true blessing to everyone she met.
A visitation will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 12, at Community Funeral Home in Warsaw, North Carolina. The funeral will follow at 2:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at Golden Grove Cemetery in Kenansville, North Carolina, following the funeral.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be mailed to the Lake Church, 1930 White Lake Drive, White Lake, North Carolina 28337.
Rose Hill - Maggie Mae Smith Futrell, 97, of Rose Hill passed away at Vidant Duplin Sunday, February 10, 2019. Mrs. Futrell was born in Duplin County April 29, 1921 to the late Franklin Pierce Smith and Lydia Jeanette Brown.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Rose Hill.
Mrs. Futrell is survived by sons, Carl Franklin Futrell of Rose Hill and Norman Harvey Futrell of Burgaw; daughters, Mary Pate and Lois Jackson of Rose Hill; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren and twenty-five great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Futrell is preceded in death by husband, Carl Lee Futrell, son, Charles Henry Futrell, brother, Murdock Pedro Smith and grandson, Carl Franklin Futrell, Jr.
Wallace - Carolyn Jewel Cavenaugh, 80, of Wallace passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Ms. Cavenaugh was born in Duplin County, November 30, 1938 to the late Walter Guy Cavenaugh and Avis Pearl Batts Cavenaugh.
A funeral service will be held at 7:00pm Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Community Funeral Home Chapel of Rose Hill. A visitation will follow the service. Burial will be held 11:00am Monday, February , 2019 at the Henderson Family Cemetery at Pin Hook.
Ms. Cavenaugh is survived by brother, Leamon Cavenaugh and wife, Mildred of Wallace; sisters-in-law Joyce Cavenaugh and Shirley Cavenaugh of Wallace; nieces and nephews, Timothy Cavenaugh and wife, Sheila, and Nenia DeFrancis and husband, Donny all of Wallace, Vickie Futral and husband, Mike of Wilmington, Lori Smith and husband, Clifton of Rocky Point, Glen Cavenaugh and wife, Janet and Michelle Bradshaw all of Wallace; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Cavenaugh was preceded in death by brothers, Guy Cavenaugh and Gene Cavenaugh; nephews, Wayne Cavenaugh and Mitchell Cavenaugh.
Faison - Franklin Quinn Rogers, 77, died Monday, January 28, 2019 at Wilson Medical Center. Mr. Rogers was born July 11, 1941 in New Hanover County, NC to the late Harvey Leslie Rogers and Ruth Irene Strickland Rogers.
Mr. Rogers is survived by his loving wife, Mary Pate Rogers of the home; son, David Franklin Rogers and wife, Claudia of Faison; daughters, Annie Ruth Rogers Knox and husband, Jeffrey of Kernersville, and Rebecca Rogers Mayo and husband, Kevin of Lucama; and three grandchildren, Anna Grace Mayo, Phillip Brandon Knox and Caitlyn Nicole Knox.
A funeral service will be held 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw, NC. Visitation will follow the service. A graveside service will be held 2:00pm, Friday February 1, 2019 in Pate Cemetery, Mount Olive, NC.
Rose Hill - Eglantine Wilborn Zirkli, 99, of Rose Hill passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Zirkli was known to her friends as “Tine”. Tine was born in Person County, August 21, 1919 to the late James William Wilborn and Kathryn Hawkins Murray Wilborn.
Tine is survived by son, Kenneth H. Bailey, Jr.; daughters, Cynthia “Cindy” Bailey Watson and husband, Ebern T. Watson, Jr. and Kathryn Knox Bailey Olsen and husband, Bernie Olsen; grandchildren, Symanthia Rae Watson, Ebern T. Watson III “Tripp”, Aimee Kathryn Watson Green, Emily Kathryn Wibberley, Molly Amelia Wibberley, Erin Amanda Wibberley; great grandchildren, Jordan Montgomery Green, Sage Bryan Wibberley, Bella Rose Wibberley and Kody Evers Radford.
Tine was preceded in death by husbands, Kenneth H Bailey and Adnan Zirkli, sisters, Ophelia W. Horton, Ora O’Briant, Evelyn Wilborn; brothers, Marion Wilborn, Earl Wilborn, Bluford Wilborn, Arch Wilborn.
Service arrangement will be posted later.
Kenansville - Elizabeth Jewel Johnson Torrans Taylor, 84, of Kenansville passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Mrs. Taylor was born in Sampson County March 20, 1934 to the late Amos Johnson and Maggie Edwards Johnson. Mrs. Taylor was the co-founders and President of the Duplin County Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC).
A funeral service will be held 4:00pm Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Warsaw Baptist Church with visitation to follow. A private entombment will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by husband, Charles Taylor of Kenansville; daughters, Telza T. Quinn of Warsaw, and Kim Matthis of Mt. Olive; grandchildren, Seth Quinn and wife, Amber, Carmon Short and husband, Eric, Zachary Quinn and Taylor Morrison and husband, Matthew; great grandchildren, Owen Quinn, Preston Short and Quinn Short; sister, Iska Killette of Warsaw and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by first husband, Samuel E. Torrans, daughter, Edwina Torrans; brothers, J. D. Johnson, George M. Johnson, Worth Johnson, Carlos Johnson and Lloyd Johnson; sisters, Doris Warren and Madeline Merritt.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to NC Baptist Men, P. O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512 designated Disaster Relief or 3HC, 2402 Wayne Memorial Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534
Warsaw - Dallas Ray Foss, 26, passed away Saturday January 12, 2019. Mr. Foss was born August 10, 1992 in Duplin County to Michael Eugene Foss and Mary Ann Boone Foss.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, with visitation follow the service.
Dallas is survived by his parents, Michael Foss of Mount Olive, NC and Mary Ann Foss of Warsaw; brother, Michael Elwood Foss of Mount Olive; nieces, Addison Foss of Warsaw and Raygan King of Seven Springs, Lil Sis, Charly Doran of Warsaw and many special kids and numerous friends.
The family sincerely appreciates the generous outpouring of love, support and donations that have been given in Dallas' honor. Through the generous donations made the full cost of funeral expenses have been covered.