Obituaries, Week of September 6-12, 2012
Ms. Dorothy Mae Rouse Sidbury
Dorothy Mae Rouse Sidbury was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 12, 1932 to the late George & Daisy Rouse. She departed this earthly life and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, August 27, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center with her children at her bedside. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Joseph and Roland Rouse; three sisters: Geraldine Scott, Ruth Weems and Marrine Vanish; and one grandson, Ellis Mitchell. Dorothy was educated in the New Hanover County School system. She was a faithful member of Union Missionary Baptist Church. At Union, she served on the Hospitality Board under the leadership of former pastor, Rev. A. B. Sutton. Until the decline of her health, she actively served with the Senior Women of Faith Ministry under the leadership of Pastor James H. Nixon. Dorothy was employed by the Catherine Kennedy Home for a number of years. She was married to the late Freddie William Sidbury, Sr. (who preceded her in death) and this union was blessed with eight children. She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her children: Dr. Myra Sawyer of Wilmington,NC; Freddie W. Sidbury, Jr. of San Jose, CA (Carolyn), Brenda Shaw of Florida, Cynthia Sidbury, Geraldine Sidbury, Lateria King, George T. Sidbury (Penelope), and Elizabeth Scott (Frank), all of Wilmington, NC; four sisters; Alice Carroll of Wilmington, NC; Ann Williams of Philadelphia, PA, Margaret Patterson (James) of New Jersey, and Irene Yusuf of Philadelphia, PA; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina with Senior Pastor James H. Nixon officiating. Arrangements by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Mr. Joseph Shaw, Jr.
Joseph Shaw, Jr. was born on November 30, 1940 in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Williston Senior High School. Joseph Shaw, Jr. departed this life on August 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Mitchell and his brothers, Albert and Josephus. Joseph retired from Bellsouth after over 30 years of service. Joseph was a devoted servant of Jehovah for over 42 years. He was a full time minister devoting over 70 hours per month in ministry. Left to cherish his memory, wife Ellen Spicer Shaw of 49 years, four children, Arlene Brayford of Leland, NC; Brenda Weston of Leland, NC, Carlton Shaw of Crofton, MD, and David Shaw of Leland, NC; two sisters, Deloris M. Graham (Preston) of High Point, NC and Pauline Mitchell Lewis of Leland, NC; five grandchildren, Myron, Ashton, Brayden, Eden, and Daysha, one aunt, Addie Sneed of Charlotte, NC; mother-in-law, Agnes Wiggins Spicer, seven brothers-in-law, eight sisters-in-law and host of other relatives, friends, and one special friend, Darrin Skipper “Skip.” The funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the ILA Hall, Wilmington, North Carolina with Brother Harry Dorsey officiating. Arrangements by Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, 515 South 8th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Callie Bell Moore
Callie Bell Moore died August 25, 2012. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at St. Luke AME Zion Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Callie was born in Rocky Point, NC to the late Robert and Julia Lofton McIntyre. She was preceded in death by ten of her siblings; four sisters and six brothers. Callie was educated in the Pender County School System. She married the late Willie T. Moore and moved to Wilmington, NC. Joined together as one, they opened their own business in 1938, the “Café” on 12th and Queen Street. Being successful with great ambition, they opened their second business at Seabreeze. Callie was the President of the Rosebud Club. She created an annual community activity chartering buses during the summer months to Atlantic Beach, SC. Callie accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. Many years ago under the leadership of Reverend Blake, she joined St. Luke AME Zion Church. Her family then grew beyond kin folks. Callie became an active and dedicated member of the church until her health did not allow her to continue. She leaves to cherish her memories: two step-daughters, Carolyn Williams (John) and Emily Peoples (Jeffrey) all of Wilmington, NC; one sister, Jeanette McIntyre of the home; one brother, Lewis McIntyre (Leola) of Wilmington, NC; 26 nieces and nephews; 96 great-nieces and nephews; 163 great-great-nieces and nephews; a host of great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Annie Mae Midgett
Annie Mae Midgett died August 29, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Masonboro Sound. Annie Mae Midgett, daughter of the late Mary and Charlie Williams, was born October 27, 1942 and at the age of 69, departed this life. Annie began her early education in Savannah, Georgia and continued her studies in the public schools of Wilmington, NC. At an early age, Annie developed a special interest in cooking, which became her passion. Her interest in cooking and her cooking skills, led her to hold the chef position at local hotels and restaurants. She enjoyed creating, preparing and serving delicious dishes. Annie enjoyed the warmth of her family, loved and cherished her husband, Otto, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Annie accepted Christ at an early age and began attending Shiloh Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC. She participated in the church’s Bible Study classes, until her health began to fail. Annie was a member of the Chaperone Women’s Travel Club of Wilmington, which made many trips outside the city to many interesting destinations. She was preceded in death by four children; sons, Reginald Williams, Michael Jones, Burnes and a daughter, Wanda Jones. Annie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Otto; daughters, Denise Jones, Valerie Galloway and Novella Jones of Wilmington and Kathy Jones of Boston, MA; son, Audwin Jones of Atlanta, GA; two sons-in-law, James Galloway and Michael Tomlison 17 grandchildren, Victoria of South Carolina, Demetrious (Tasha) Williams, Ricky Floyd of Ohio, Uniquca Gussman of Atlanta, Dontae Rollinson, James (Lynn) Jones, Desmond Rollinson, Audwin Jones, Tamika (Anthony) Williams, Michael Jones, and Demond (DeQuanda) Jones, all of Wilmington, NC, Nicole Williams of South Carolina, Jamila Jones, DeVante Jones and Novella Jones, all of Wilmington, NC; 35 great-grandchildren; her dear friend of many years, Katherine Baitty and friends. A Service of John H. Shaw’s Son Funeral Home.
Elsie Marie Frink Siler
Elsie Marie Frink Siler, 66, of Southport, NC, died Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Dosher Memorial Hospital, Southport, NC. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at First Baptist Church, 619 N. Lord Street, Southport, NC. Burial followed in John Smith Cemetery, Southport, NC. She leaves to cherish her memories: her son, Travis Siler; one loving brother, Don C. Frink; two loving sisters, Valeria Mims Clemmons of North Carolina and Rosalind Frink of Maryland; nieces, Karen Bryant (Frederick), Letitia Harris, and Jacqueline Clemmons; nephew, Daren Frink; great nieces, great nephews, four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, a number of cousins, and many, many friends. A Davis Funeral Home service.
Quince Leon Moore
Quince Leon Moore, 67, of Wilmington, NC died Friday, August 24, 2012 at North Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, 901 S. 5th Avenue, Wilmington, NC. Burial followed in Dark Branch Cemetery, Winnabow, NC. Quince was preceded in death by his mother, his brother, Raymond Moore, his two grandsons, Michael Williams and Nathaniel Williams. Quince leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Lucille Bouknight Moore, of Wilmington, NC; his four sons, Chris Moore, Quince Moore Jr. and Ron House, all of Wilmington, NC; Corie Moody of Longs, S.C.; five Daughters, Teresa Williams (Ronnie Shaw), Cheryl Bailey, and Jennifer Campbell, all of Wilmington; Arvell German (Stanley) and Rosie Wilson (Curtis) of Longs, S.C.; twenty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Fred ‘Billy’ Moore (Lillian) Ronald Moore (Deborah), and Lawrence A. Moore; three sisters, Jane Harlee, Veronica Brown, both of Wilmington, NC and Jeffray Moore (Wilburn) of Pennsylvania; three aunts, Ellen ‘Boot’ Holden, Rebecca Moore and Geneva Moore all of Philadelphia, P.A., two brothers-in-law; Roy Lee McKezer and Lonnie James McKezer; four sisters-in-law; Jesse M. Grady, Mattie R. Johnson, Mary McDonald, and Maria Hawes; all of Wilmington, NC. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends, and acquaintances. A Davis Funeral Home service.
Huey James Boykin
Huey James Boykin, 66, of Wilmington, NC died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at New Beginning Christian Church, 3120 Alex Trask Drive, Castle Hayne, NC. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, NC. His loving life and generous spirit is survived by: his wife, Lena Buie Boykin; his son, Patrick Boykin and wife Catrelia; his grandchildren, Jairdin Linnea and Jameson Hugh Boykin, Ryan P. and Reanna L. Hayes; siblings, Gladys Ercell Boykin, Frances Boykin, G. Laverne Boykin, and Roy Boykin (Tawana), Goddaughter, Felicia Roberts of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; long-time friends, Leguin Nixon and wife Patricia. He is also remembered by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A Davis Funeral Home service.
Bertlene Wright Dixon
Bertlene Wright Dixon, 61, of Southport, NC, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at St. James AMEZ Church, Southport, NC. Burial followed in John. C. Smith Cemetery, Southport, NC. A Davis Funeral Home service.
Nolan Young, 75, of Wilmington, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Davis Funeral Home. A Davis Funeral Home service.