Ruby Harrison Blackburn, 90, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC. Mrs. Blackburn was born March 20, 1931 in Duplin County, NC to the late Jesse Willard and Mattie Davis Miller Harrison.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC. Wearing a mask is encouraged and please practice good social distancing.
Mrs. Ruby is survived by son, Robert Blackburn, III and wife, Kathryn of Florida; daughter, Barbara Lynne Wahl and husband, Lenny of Ernul, NC; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ruby was preceded in death by husband, Robert (R. T.) Blackburn, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warsaw United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 422, Warsaw, NC 28398.
Donald Cobb Kornegay, 79, of Kenansville passed away August 7, 2021 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice. Donald was born in Duplin County October 26, 1941 to the late Bernice Kornegay and Myrtle Jernigan Kornegay.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 20, 2021, at Devotional Gardens.
Mr. Kornegay is survived by daughter, Tonya K. Bostic of Kenansville; brother, C. B. Kornegay and wife, Margaret of Mt. Olive; grandchildren, Kyle Bostic of Raleigh, and Daniel Bostic and wife, Stephanie of Wilmington; great grandson, Luke Bostic of Willmington.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Potter Kornegay; son-in-law, Ronnie Bostic; sisters, Edna K. King and Sally Kornegay Roberts.
Victor Luciano Camacho, Jr., 57, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, August 12, 2021 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Victor was born June 24, 1964 in New York City, NY to Victor L. Camacho and the late Angelina Calzada Camacho.
As a young child, Victor attended catholic school, where he met the love of his life, Terryce at the age of 12. He graduated in 1982 from Edison High School. He went onto to join the Navy, proudly serving his country the next four years, as a communications technician. He earned a bronze star during his service.
One of Victor's first jobs was working in a Pet Store in Edgemont, NY. In 1986, he started what would become a lifelong career in pest control. Victor was accredited with NC Pest Association and also held a pest control licenses in Puerto Rico. He spent 25 years as a Supervisor with Murray Exterminating Company, Inc. Victor was a very social person, never meeting a stranger but is probably best known as the "Murray Man" seen during parades and expo events around the county. Victor took great pride in his job and thrived on learning and educating others about animals and bugs, with a collection of specimens at home for show and tell.
In addition to his work Victor had numerous other hobbies including: photography and collecting Marvel comics. He also became certified as an open water diver in September 2005.
Victor's faith grew from an early age. He served as an alter boy in the catholic church he grew up in and became an ordained minister in 2011. He officiated a vow renewal for his parents in 2011 and officiated the wedding of Ashley Rezk, daughter of his secretary, in June 2019.
Victor is survived by his loving wife of nearly 37 years, Terryce Vega Camacho; son, Ray Camacho and wife, Kumi; daughter, Victoria Camacho; soon to arrive granddaughter, Hana Naomi Camacho; brother, Eddie Camacho; sister, Alice C. Bland and husband, Keith; nephews and nieces, Frankie Camacho, Brandon Camacho, Amber Camacho, Matthew Bland, Alexis Beall; brother-in-law Jose Ramos and wife, Melissa and their son, Gevan Ramos.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, Warsaw, NC, with visitation following the service. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice good social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, Inc. toward funeral expenses or you may also honor Victor's memory by donating to: Duplin County Animal Services, P. O. Box 950, Kenansville, NC 28349, Topsail Sea Turtle Project, P. O. Box 2095, Surf City, NC 28445, make a purchase from 4 Ocean, purchases made fund the removal of trash from the ocean and coastline.
Magnolia - Mary Catherine Pope Matthews, 94, passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at Kenansville Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Matthews was born Sept 28, 1926 in Duplin County, NC to the late Samuel Etheridge and Essie Mae Newman Pope.
Mrs. Matthews is survived by daughters, Jean M. Hughes of Warsaw, Dorothy M. Williams of Kenansville, Deborah M. Lanier of Chinquapin, Sandra M. Brinson of Chinquapin and Connie M. Thornburg of Magnolia; eight grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Matthews was preceded in death by husband, Rudolph Matthews and great grandson, Thomas Wright Lanier.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, August 19, 2021 in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC. Please wear a mask and practice good social distancing.
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.