BLADENBORO — Ginger Kay Smith Kinlaw, 60, of Bladenboro, wife of Gene Wallace Kinlaw, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Ginger Kay Smith was born on March 1, 1952. She grew up on the shores of White Lake. In 1970 she met the love of her life, Gene Wallace Kinlaw, and they began a wonderful 41-year journey that gave them a son, a daughter, and nine grandchildren.
BLADENBORO — Helen Russ Cates, 73, daughter of John and Martie Russ, passed into the arms of her Savior with her family by her side on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1423 Oak Grove Church Road, Bladenboro, on Sunday, Jan. 27. The family will receive friends following the funeral services.
Flowers may be sent to 263 Singletray Mill Pond Road, Bladenboro.
GARLAND — George W. Norris Sr., 92, of 10 East Warren St., Garland, husband of Addie A. Norris, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Garland Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Garland Cemetery.
The family received friends Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.
BLADENBORO — Helen Sealey Hales of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Wesley Pines in Lumberton.
Mrs. Hales was born on Aug. 15, 1925, to the late I.P and Alice Ivey Sealey.
She is preceded in death by her husband, David W. Hales; three brothers, John, Buck and IP Jr. and three sisters, Vidalia Hall, Margaret Sealey and Betty Stone.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bert Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Helen is survived by her two sons, David Hales Jr. and wife Christy of Bladenboro; Chet Hales and wife Beth of Ocean Isle Beach, two brothers, Fuller Sealey and wife Nancy of Lumberton; Paul Sealey and wife Margaret of Florence, S.C.; two sisters, Lillian Johnson of Raleigh; Jackie Musselwhite of Lumberton; and three grandchildren, Casey, Cassidy and Camryn Hales.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ed Worley, Gideon’s International, 528 Peacock Rd. Whiteville, N.C. 28472.
BLADENBORO — James Thomas Campbell, 84, of Bladenboro, formerly of the Oak Dale community, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Southeastern Hospice House in Lumberton.
Final rites were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Worthington Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen.
BLADENBORO — Edith M. Allen, 86, of Bladenboro passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Bladen County Hospital.
A visitation took place on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home.
A funeral service was conducted on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m.
CLINTON — Vivian Lois Bennett, 60, of 515 Cartertown Rd., Clinton, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Stephens AME Zion Church. Burial followed in the Garland Community Cemetery.
AMMON — Franklin Wayne Baker, 67, of 7937 Old Fayetteville Road, Ammon, husband of Nita Smith Baker, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Bladen County Hospital.
BLADENBORO — Thurman Willis Bass, 76, retired US Army Veteran of Bladenboro, husband of Berniece Bass, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
The family received friends on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Funeral services will be held at Northside Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Bladen Memorial Gardens.
ELIZABETHTOWN — McRae McMillan, 77, of Elizabethtown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at noon at Briar Branch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in church cemetery.
BLADENBORO — Bruce Caulk, 55, of Bladenboro died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is handling the arrangements.
BLADENBORO — Nancy Burney Dudley, 67, of Bladenboro entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 25, at noon at Shady Grove Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at Shady Grove Church. A private burial will follow at the Cashwell Cemetery.
Lewis-Bowen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.