Magnolia-Robert Spencer Powell, 65, of Magnolia passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Sampson Regional Hospital. Mr. Powell was born August 3, 1956 to the late Sarah Ellis Powell and William Powell.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00am.
Mr. Powell leaves to cherish his memory Henry Powell, a cousin that was like a brother, of Magnolia; sister, Linda Flora and husband, William of Mechanicsville, VA and numerous other cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Powell was preceded in death by wife, JoAnn Powell and brother, William Atlas "Billy" Powell.
Magnolia - Wiley Kenneth Williams, 82, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Mr. Williams was born October 29, 1939 in Duplin County, NC to the late Wiley Williams and Maggie Elizabeth Whitman Williams.
A memorial service will be held 2:00pm, Wednesday, April 20,2022 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:00pm.
Mr. Williams worked 28 years on base at Camp Lejeune starting in maintenance and ultimately retiring as a building inspector. He was a humble, conservative man, loved pots and pans and loved to cook. He was exceptionally musically inclined and could play many instruments. He had a great love for Mt. Airy and debated moving there one day. His greatest loves were golfing, youtube, and his computer. He was an avid golfer, with 5 hole-in-ones.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Judy M. Williams; daughters, Donna Wagnon and husband, Jack of Wallace, Tracy Bradshaw and husband, Steve of Magnolia, Gina Baker of Oklahoma; step sons, Mike Parkhurst and Shannon of Jacksonville, and Doug Parkhurst and wife, Lisa of Connecticut; step daughter, Helen Parker; brother, James Douglas Williams of Magnolia; sister, Linda Singletary of Rose Hill; grandchildren, Alyssa DeLuca and husband, Shane, Alex Parker, Allen Reeves and wife, Allyson, Sarah Wagnon, Megan Baker, Cory Alexander, Erick Alexander, Ty Baker, Jacob Bradshaw, Eli Wagnon, Tyler Bradshaw, and Maggie Wagnon; great grandchildren, Sebastian Quinn, Scarlett DeLuca, Syris DeLuca and Mattie Wray Reaves and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by brothers, John Williams, George Perry "Tic" Williams, Billy Bryan "Joe" Williams, Barney Carlton "Buck" Williams, and Randy Williams, and his loving four-legged friend, Annie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Duplin County Animal Shelter.
In Memory - Daniel Clemon Longest
May 8, 1946 ~ March 18, 2022
Daniel Clemon Longest passed away on March 18, 2022, at home with his wife, Hope, and son, Glover. He had bravely endured a brief battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Danny was the third son of Beaufort Brown Longest and Mary Teachey Faircloth Longest of Rose Hill, North Carolina. He is predeceased by his son, Dan Longest, Jr.; two brothers, Philip Longest and James Patrick Longest; and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Hope; his son, Franklin Glover Longest; daughter-in-law, Tania Valdemoro Longest; grandson, Gavin (9) and granddaughter, Olivia (5), of Raleigh.
Danny attended Wallace-Rose Hill High School where he and many loved classmates graduated in 1964. This amazing group of friends has remained close over more than 50 years since graduation and have enjoyed many entertaining gatherings.
Danny attended UNC and NC State where he met Hope Glover from Lake Waccamaw while she attended Meredith College in Raleigh. Danny joined the Air Force in 1967 and he and Hope were married in 1968. They lived in Biloxi, Mississippi where he was stationed. While in the Air Force, he discovered his career love of electronic engineering. Danny learned to operate and maintain cutting edge radar equipment and completed four years of service in Homestead, Florida. He worked in electronic engineering with Wang Laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Miami, Florida. He later worked with General Hydraulics and Ryder Systems also in Miami.
Danny was one of those blessed people who lived his dream. In the fifth grade, his teacher, Mrs. Mallard, brought her class to Topsail Beach for the day. At 15, Danny's close friend invited him to the beach again, and this time he truly fell in love…not with a girl but with Topsail. His brother, Philip, and he built an oceanfront home in 1982 which their families enjoyed for vacations. Upon retirement in 2007 (to the Social Security person’s “why are you retiring?” he answered “because I can!”), he came to Topsail to begin construction on the first of two houses he and Hope would build and enjoy living in. He enjoyed boating; spending time on the beach, especially with the grandchildren; music (with over 40K songs on his computer library); playing pool; and anything to do with electronics, computers, and space discovery. His best job of recent years was being a “toy” for his grandchildren.
Danny’s sense of humor always prevailed. Even as his cancer progressed, he jokingly commented about his weight loss to many, “there’s a skinny man inside me trying to get out, and he has”, and to Hope, “I’m going to make my Halloween movie early this year”! Danny has been lovingly described as a “gentle giant” by a friend and classmate, and as “one of the kindest men I have ever known” by a Topsail Beach friend.
Sandra Kay Brock Williamson, 74, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 peaceful surround by her family. Sandra was born October 22, 1947 in Lenoir County, NC to the late Ransom Charlie and Ruby Thelma Grady Brock.
A visitation will be held 1:00pm, Friday, April 8, 2022 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. A funeral service will begin at 2:00pm and burial will conclude the service in Golden Grove Cemetery, Kenansville, NC.
Sandra is survived by her daughter, Libby Berry and husband, Jon of Kenansville; brother, Charles Brock of Kenansville; sister, Cheryl Duff of Warsaw and Judy Horne and husband, Ervin of Kenansville; grandchildren, Rylee Berry, Mollie Berry, Brody Berry; several nieces and nephews and her very best friend, Dale Atkinson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 6, Kenansville, NC 28349.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of The Gardens of Rose Hill, for the love and care they gave Sandra during the last year.