OBITUARIES, WEEK OF OCTOBER 4-10, 2012
Ivey Hayes, 64, departed this life Friday, September 28, 2012, after a long battle with illness. He was the son of Wilbert and Dilsey Fennell Hayes. Ivey was a native of Rocky Point, North Carolina and grew up in the Fennell Town Community. He always kept his faith in the almighty GOD and demonstrated noble character, strength and courage. Ivey became a member of St. John Baptist Church of Long Creek, North Carolina at an early age. He later became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Rocky Point, North Carolina where he dedicated his life to Christ. Ivey attended Pender County Training School in Rocky Point, North Carolina. In 1968, he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He graduated from North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University) in 1970. In June, 1971, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1975, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will be remembered as the artist whose vibrant colors and unique perspective images made him one of Cape Fear’s most popular figures. His work has been exhibited in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., and in galleries as far away as Boston and New York, placing him alongside such African-American Masters as Romare Bearden and John Biggers. Ivey will always be remembered not only for his artistic ability but also his big heart, as he gave countless artwork to North Carolina and Virginia charities. Ivey leaves a legacy of love and memories for those who survive him; one daughter, Andrea Davis (Charles); five brothers, Reverend Raymond Hayes (Daphne), James Hayes (Barbara), Curtis Hayes (Patricia), Reverend Clyde Hayes (Annie), and Phillip Hayes; two sisters, Catherine Davis and Cynthia Hayes-Smith; one granddaughter; close friend, Lawrence Dixon, and a host of relatives and friends who he loved dearly. A Dunn Funeral Home service.
Jacqueline Anna McKoy
Jacqueline (Jackie) A. Mckoy, 51, of Charlotte, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Jackie, the daughter of Cleveland and Azalee (Nixon) Goodman., was born in Manhattan, New York on May 10th, 1961. She was preceded in death by both parents. She was reared in Castle Hayne, NC. She graduated from E.A. Laney HS in 1979 in Wilmington, NC. Jackie spent her working career in the health care field. Her desire to work with people inspired her to become a licensed CNA. Her specialty was working as an activity director for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Jackie leaves behind a wealth of caring, healthy and timely antidotes for family and friends. She was our bridge builder between the generations (family). Jackie displayed a tireless work ethic and drive to provide for her family. The lessons that we learned, we’ll never forget. Jackie enjoyed cooking and baking for the grandchildren. We love you, Jackie. Relationships are defined by our journey through this life, but God desires a greater relationship with mom, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, friend, and coworker. So take your rest, we journey to see you again. We love you, Jacqueline Anna Goodman-McKoy. She will be remembered by daughters, Lashanta Mckoy, and Cecelia (Anthony) McKoy- Graves, Charlotte; one son, Reginald (Elaine) Mckoy Jr. of Mexico City, Mexico. One son-in-law, Anthony Graves. Jackie’s grandchildren are Adonis Anderson- Mckoy, Zion Anderson- Mckoy, Melissa Mckoy, Monserrat Mckoy, Imani Mckoy, Anthony Graves II, Reginald Mckoy III, and Iyanna Graves. Other survivors are brother, Daryl (Verna) Goodman, Charlotte; one sister, Faith Renee (Terry) Alford of Matthews NC; brothers, Cleveland Goodman , Kirk Goodman and Tyrone Goodman, all of Baltimore, Md.; aunts, Annie (Willie) Sidberry, Mary Turner of Castle Hayne, Linelle Dorsey of Baltimore Md.; uncles, William (Ann) Nixon, New Jersey, Clarence Nixon, James (Vickie) Nixon both of Wilmington, Abraham (Virginia) Nixon, Rocky Point, NC. Billy Turner, Castle Hayne. Other survivors include nephews, Daryl Goodman Jr., Daron Goodman , Hampton Alford and niece, Kimberly Alford. Ms. Mckoy is further survived by the father of her children, Reginald Mckoy, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives including Dekeivon Anderson. Lowe-Neddo Funeral Home, Matthews, NC.
Lisa Mae Smith Burney
Lisa Mae Smith Burney, 48, of Supply, NC, died Monday, September 24, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Bolivia, NC. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Big Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 405 Big Macedonia Rd., Supply, NC. Burial followed in Clay Branch Cemetery, Supply, NC. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Mr. Alvin Burney; two sons, Marcus Smith and Shawn Smith of Supply, NC; one daughter, LaShaun Stephens of Ash, NC; two stepdaughters, Nacole McNeill of Jacksonville, FL and Masheco Furlow of Winnabow, NC; two stepsons, Alvin (Abbey) Burney, Jr. of Seattle, WA and Trenton Burney of CA; an adopted daughter, Tenee Learson of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Carol Ann Frink of Supply, NC and Vanessa Smith of Greensboro, NC; three brothers, Roy Lee Frink of Calabash, NC, Alonzo Frink of Greensboro, NC, and Brandon Frink (Roxanne) of Supply, NC; a stepmother, Carrie Frink of Ash, NC; three brothers-in-law, Joe (Edna) Burney of Shallotte, NC, William (Donnie) Burney of Pascaqoula, MS, and James Burney of Ft. Knox, KY; one sister-in law, Ann (Clemouth) Brown of Whiteville, NC; four grandchildren, David Jamal Burney, Aaiyliah Burney, Aysha Burney, and Jaylen Chase Smith; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Davis Funeral Home service.
Doval Leon “Ducky” Keaton
Doval Leon “Ducky” Keaton, 70, of Wilmington, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Mt. Olive AME Church, 1001 South 7th Street, Wilmington, NC. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, NC. A Davis Funeral Home service.
Andrew Wayne ”A.W.” Jenkins, Sr.
Andrew Wayne “A.W.” Jenkins, Sr., 56, of Leland, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Christian Hope Christian Church, 2347 Maco Road, Leland, NC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A Davis Funeral Home service.
Deborah Austin of Wilmington died Monday, September 24, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Winnabow, NC. Burial followed in the Haw Hill Cemetery, Winnabow, NC. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Judith Balloon of Wilmington died Monday, September 24, 2012. Memorial services were held 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Willie L. Shaw Jr. Memorial Chapel. Judith Kaye Balloon, age 55, departed this life at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC on Monday, September 24, 2012. She was born to Irvin and Zezel Balloon. She spent a lot of her time in Seabreeze. She received her education at John T. Hoggard High in Wilmington, NC. She was married to James E. Smallwood, who preceded her in death. To their union, three children were born. In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Irvin Balloon, Jr. and Clarence Edward Balloon. Survivors include: mother, Zezel Balloon; children, Elizabeth Balloon, Martha Grady-Smith (Steve) and James E. Smallwood, all of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Cathy Morris, Juliet Faye Balloon and Marion Balloon; brothers, Willie Griffin (Cynthia), Daren Balloon, David Balloon; six grandchildren; seven aunts and uncles and a host of nieces and nephews. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
James Lettley, Sr.
James Lettley, Sr. of the Wrightsboro Community died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Mt. Holly Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Moores Cemetery, Wrightsboro. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
James Crumel, Jr.
James Crumel, Jr. of the Wilmington died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Union Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be on Thursday, October 4, 2012 in Middlesex Memorial Gardens, Middlesex, NC. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Karen Wallace of Wilmington died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at St. Luke AME Zion Church. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Mary Bowens Pickett
Mary Bowens Pickett of Delco, died Sunday, September 30, 2012. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012 at First Baptist Church- Armour. Burial will follow in the Freeman Cemetery, Bolton, NC. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Mildred Hall Spencer
Mildred Spencer, 89, of Currie, NC died Friday, September 28th at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born August 21, 1923 in Pender County to the late Robert and Lou Betsy Henry Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Arena Lloyd and husband, Ben J. Spencer, Sr. She is survived by her son, Benjamin J. Spencer, Jr. and wife Loistene of the home; four grandchildren, sister Amanda Perry (James) of Burgaw, NC, sisters-in-law, Inez Parker (Charles), Gladys Smith and Patsy Spencer all of Currie, NC; brother-in-law, Charles Spencer (Louise) of Currie, NC. godson, James Gurganious of Currie, NC and many other relatives. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Dunn Funeral Home. The family will receive from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be 12:00 noon Saturday, October 6th at Moore’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Currie, NC. Burial will be in the Spencer Family Cemetery. A Dunn Funeral Home service.