Warsaw - Mary Lee Jones, 88, of Warsaw passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at Mary Gran Nursing Home of Clinton. Mrs. Jones was born in Duplin County October 14, 1930 to the late Ralph Jones and Bessie Cooper Jones.
A visitation will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Pinecrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones is survived by sons, Whit Jones and wife, Barbara of Kenansville and Tyler Jones and wife, Kathy of Hendersonville; daughter, Susan J. Tucker and husband, Neal of Clemmons; brother, Gerald Jones and wife, Deloris of Warsaw; grandchildren, Justin Tucker and wife, Julia, Anna Austin and husband, Clifton, Allen Jones and wife, Kelly, Benjamin Jones, Whitney Bryant and husband, Ethan, John Tyler Jones and Sarah Jones; great grandchildren, Aubrey Bryant, Alaya Austin, Anderson Tucker, Elwood Austin and Abram Jones.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by husband, Norman Jones; brothers, Sam Jones, Charles Jones; sisters, Elizabeth Cobb, Frances Dollard and Martha Hodges.
Kenansville - Nannie Sue Chambers Mitchell, 74, of Kenansville passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at InPatient Hospice at Vidant Pitt. Mrs. Mitchell was born March 8, 1945 in Duplin County to the late Andrew Pickett Chambers and Mertie Miller Chambers.
A graveside service will be held 2:00pm Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by brother, Billy Ray Chambers of Kenansville, grandchildren, Christopher Ralph and R. C. Ingle both of Kenansville, special nephew, Danny Houston of VA, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by husband, Larry Mitchell, daughters, Trina Mitchell Best, Lori Ann Mitchell, brothers Adrew Chambers and Elbert Houston.
Rose Hill - Myrtle Elizabeth Exum Batts, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington, NC. Mrs. Batts was born September 10, 1927 in Duplin County, NC to the late Roy Exum and Lucy Lee Exum.
A memorial service will be held 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Rose Hill, NC. Visitation will follow the memorial service. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rose Hill, NC
Mrs. Batts is survived by three daughters, Gayle B. Lucas and husband, David of Watha, Kaye B. Buckner and husband, Fuzzy of Rose Hill, and Edwina B. Raynor and husband, Craig of Rose Hill. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Nicholas Buckner and wife, Tracy, Kayla Carter and husband, Brad, Joshua Buckner, Holli Jackson and husband, Dustin, Cynthia Chandler Coates and husband, Chuck, Ernie Lucas, and Davy Lucas and wife, Lee Ann and ten great grandchildren, Brevin Carter, Journey Chandler, Lucas Chandler, Jesse Lucas, Anna Townsend Carter, Roman Carter, Rebecca Jackson, MaKenzie Tate Jackson, Reese Buckner, and Nolan Buckner.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Batts was preceded in death by husband, Tom Batts; grandson, Tate Raynor, four brothers, Eugene, Clifton, Gordon, and Alton Exum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Warsaw - Gloria “Faye” Harper Avery, 73, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. Mrs. Avery was born December 14, 1945 in Duplin County, NC to the late Zebedee Thomas Harper and Mildred Jordan Harper.
A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, with visitation following the service. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Devotional Gardens.
Mrs. Avery is survived by daughters, Kelia Aguilar and husband, Alfredo of Willow Springs, Sheila Baldwin and husband, Tony of Clinton, and Kelly Lee and husband, Jamie of Warsaw; brother, Charles Harper of Warsaw; sisters, Clara Hudson of Greenville and Deborah Parkhurst of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Toni Ann Gainey, Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Carter, Brianna Lee, MaKaylin Lee, and Gavin Lee; and three great grandchildren, Kennedy Baldwin, Kaison Baldwin, and Harper Gainey.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Avery was preceded in death by husband, John Steven Avery, Jr., son, Tony Ellis Carter; brothers, Thomas E. Harper and Milton Harper; sister, Vickie Harper Kornegay.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kitty Askin Hospice Center, 107 Handley Part Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534
Holden Beach - Judy Brown Carr Brock, 71, formerly of Rose Hill, passed away March 20, 2019. Judy was born August 31, 1947 in Duplin County, NC to the late James Preston Brown and Lucille Jones Brown.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at Dobson Chapel Baptist Church, with visitation following the service.
Judy is survived by son, Jeremy Carr and wife, Jamie of Rose Hill; daughter, Erin Carr of San Diego, CA; step - son, Phillip Edward “Ned” Brock and wife, Joy of Rose Hill; step-daughter, Pam Quinn and husband, Steve of Kenansville; two brothers, James “Jimmy” Preston Brown, Jr. and wife, Deborah, and Greg Brown and wife, Linda both of Rose Hill; and sister, Sheila Brown Grady and husband, David “Buck” of Rose Hill. She is also survived by granddaughter, Peyton Carr and three step-grandchildren, Lindsey Quinn, Cody and Phillip Brock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: Hope Harbor Home P. O. Box 230 Supply, NC 28462 or by visiting www.hopeharborhome.org or Providence Home, P. O. Box 11042, Southport, NC 28461 or visit them at www.ProvidenceHomenc.com.
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.