Warsaw-Evelyn T. Duff, 86 , of Warsaw passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at ECU Duplin. Mrs. Duff was born January 5, 1936 to the late Arola Bell Torrance and Boney D. Torrance
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Monday, September 19, 2022 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 1:00pm. Burial will follow the service at Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Duff leaves to cherish her memory husband, Herman Lee Duff of the home; daughters, Linda D. White and husband, Raymond and Faye D. Landis of Warsaw; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Duff of Warsaw; grandchildren, Kevin and Eric White, Johnthan and Gabriel Landis, Ashley Smith and Brock Duff; 14 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; special brother, Bobby Frederick and wife, Gretta of Castle Hayne; sister, Georgie Ann Kennedy of Angier.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duff was preceded in death by son, Herman Lee Duff, Jr. and son-in-law, James "Jim" Landis; brothers, Robert D. Torrance, T. K. Torrance and Fulton Torrance.
Kenansville-Abigale Lee Henderson, 28, of Kenansville passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Abigale was born in Duplin County on December 7, 1993. Her parents are Sheila G. Johnson and Jeff Johnson.
A funeral service will be held 2 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Community Funeral Home Chapel of Warsaw. Burial will follow the service at Pinecrest Cemetery in Warsaw.
She leaves to cherish her memory parents, Shelia G. and Jeff Johnson of Kenansville, daughter, Kayden Rose Carr of Wilmington; sisters Holli Henderson of Pink Hill, Kristen Donathan of Richlands; brother, Patrick Pittman of Magnolia; nieces and nephews, Katie, Emma and Grayson Donathan, Kameron Burnett and Raelyn Henderson.
Abigale was preceded in death by grandparents Margaret and Jay Garity.
Warsaw - Mary Eunice Williams Blanchard, 95, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Mary Eunice was born September 20, 1926 in Duplin County, NC to the late Johnny H. Williams and Mattie Harrell Williams.
Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2022 at Carlton Chapel Methodist Church, a funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm and burial will conclude the service in Devotional Gardens.
Mary Eunice is survived by daughters, Faye B. Barwick of Mount Olive and Emily B. Wilson and husband, John of Mount Olive; brother, J D Williams and wife, Sandy; daughter-in-law, Barbara R. Blanchard; grandchildren, Michael J. Weaver and wife, Sharon, Donna B. Jones, Chad G. Wilson and wife, Kelli, Bradley Wilson and wife, Britney; nine great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and step daughters, Kathy Canipe and Debbie Davenport.
In addition to her parents, Mary Eunice was preceded in death by husband, Lyston F. Blanchard, son, Kenneth Blanchard, granddaughter, Susan Blanchard; and son-in-law, D. Harold Barwick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Marlo Thomas, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Rose Hill - Doris Boone Dixon, 73, of Rose Hill passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Dixon was born in Duplin County, October 20, 1948 to the late Elbert Ray Boone and Louise Stroud Boone.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, September 3, 2022 at the Community Funeral Home Chapel in Rose Hill. Burial will follow in the Fussell Cemetery in Rose Hill.
Mrs. Dixon leaves to cherish her memory, husband, John Dixon of Rose Hill; son, John Matthew Dixon of Rose Hill; daughter, Kristi Bond of Wallace; grandchildren, Cadence Bond and Brandon Noah Bond; brothers, Gary Boone of Magnolia, Anthony Boone of Rose Hill; sisters, Louise Holland of Turkey, Joyce Jones and husband, Jimmy of Newton Grove and Kim Yamez of Pink Hill.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by brother, Elbert Kenneth Boone.
Teachey - Kenneth Ray Norris, 70, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022 at ECU Heath Duplin in Kenansville, NC. Mr. Norris was born June 2, 1952 in Pender County to the late Johnny Leslie Norris and Evelyn Virginia Piner Norris.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2022 at Cornith Baptist Church, Cornith Church Road, Rose Hill, NC.
Kenny was a devoted husband and loving father. He was a member of Cornith Baptist Church and loved his church family dearly. He also enjoyed meeting and spending time with he classic car club friends.
Kenny is survived by loving wife, Sandra F. Norris of the home; sons, Kenneth Ray Norris, Jr. of Carthage, NC and Johnny Worthy Norris and wife, Susan of Carthage, NC; daughters, Angela Michelle Norris of Carthage, NC and Briana Michelle Norris of Teachey, NC; nine grandchildren, Matthew Pope, Gaberial Norris, Michael McNeal, Alex Mc Neal, Courtney McNeal, Haley Norris, Kirk Norris, Shyla Norris, and Ryland Norris; numerous great grandchildren; and sisters, Barbara Bryan and husband, Ron of Goldsboro, NC and Lynn Newton and husband, Matt of Wadesboro, NC.
In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by brother, Jeffrey Norris.
Warsaw - Kathleen McGowan Carlton, 92, died August 22, 2022 at Mary Gran Nursing Center following several months of declining health. She was born June 23, 1930 to the late Jim and Lettie Sutton McGowan. She was also pre-deceased by her husband, Keith Carlton, and brothers, Gerald and Elton McGowan.
Kathleen was a graduate of Warsaw High School, attended Meredith College, and graduated from Campbell University. She taught kindergarten in Sampson County schools for a number of years. In earlier years she enjoyed gardening, preserving vegetables, cooking and trips to Southport with Keith. She was a member of Carlton United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Gene Carlton, and wife, Cindie, of Warsaw; and a daughter, Kathy Carlton Robbins and husband, John, also of Warsaw. Four grandchildren: Jamie Robbins Owensby and husband, Shelby, of Moncure, Bonnie Robbins Reedy, and husband, Doug, of Lumberton, Matthew Carlton and wife, Georgeanne of Warsaw, and Megan Carlton Powell and husband Charlie, of Clinton. Seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Community Funeral Home, Warsaw from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2022. .
A family graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the Carlton Family Cemetery on Beasley Torrans Road, Warsaw, NC.
Magnolia - Etta Hall Grady, 90, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Mrs. Grady was born July 2, 1932 in Duplin County, NC to the late Lee Roy Hall and Flora Wrench Hall.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2022 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, the funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. and burial will conclude the service in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Mrs. Grady is survived by son, Jeffrey Grady and wife, Lisa of Warsaw; daughters, Diane G. Savage and husband, Kenneth of Kenansville and Patricia G. Brown and husband, Kenneth of Magnolia; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, W. B. "Billy" Hall and wife, Frances of Magnolia; and sister, Carolyn Chestnutt and husband, Johnny of Clinton.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Grady was preceded in death by husband, Norman Jackson "Jack" Grady; son, Earl Grady; brother, Lee Roy Hall, Jr.; and sisters, Frances Faircloth, Gracie Cavenaugh, and Ann Tharpe.
Warsaw - Dorothy Bowden Johnson, 93, passed away peacefully at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation in Warsaw, NC. Mrs. Johnson was born November 13, 1928 in Nash County, NC to the late Samuel Rufus Bowden, II and Sarah McGirt Bowden.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Pinecrest Cemetery, Warsaw, NC.
Mrs. Johnson was a lifelong member of the Warsaw Presbyterian Church, she was a member of the choir , where many envied her beautiful voice, served as treasurer of the church and also an officer of the group Women of the Church. She was a graduate of Hardbargers Business College and worked as bookeeper of Page Home Appliance from 1958-2019.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by daughter-in-law, Donna S. Johnson; nieces and nephews, David Clark and wife, Sue, Sarah Pope and husband, Eddie, Charlotte Bexley and husband, Ken and David English and wife, Elanie and several of great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by son, Ray Johnson; brother, Samuel R. Bowden, III and sisters, Ann B. English and husband, Myron, Sarah B. Scarbrough and Nell B. Clark and husband, Jimmy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pet Friends of Duplin County, P. O. Box 152, Wallace, NC 28466.
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.