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Obituaries

  • Thomas Priest Jr.

    Thomas Priest Jr., 74, of Supply, died at his home May 5.

    He was born Oct. 21, 1935, in Fairmont, a son of the late Thomas Miller Priest and Annie Bell Tyler Priest.

    He was preceded by a brother, Larry Priest; three sisters: Mary Francis Roberts, Alice Murdock and Clara P. Mishoe; and two sons; Thomas Earl Priest and Thomas Erwin Priest.

  • James Marshall

    James Walton Marshall, 87, of Sunset Beach, died May 7 at Universal Healthcare in Bolivia.

    He was born in Upland, Pa., on April 5, 1923, a son of Walton and Dorothy Cluelow Marshall. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine Chief Engineer employed by Sun Transport, and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.

    He was Past Master of the Shallotte Masonic Lodge #727 AM&FM. He was a 33rd-degree Mason, a member of the Sudan Temple Shrine, a member of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine and a charter member of the Elks Lodge in Calabash.

  • Christine Lenahan

    Christine A. Lenahan, 77, of Southport, died May 5 at Dosher Memorial Hospital.

    She was born in Rockville Center, N.Y., on Feb. 27, 1933, a daughter of the late Christian and Augusta Steinbach Albrecht.

    She was preceded in death by a son, Peter Lenahan.

    She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

  • Mary Clark

    Mary Clark, 79, of Oak Island, died April 13.

    A memorial service was at Oak Island Presbyterian Church.

  • William Watley

    William G. Watley, 85, of Little River, S.C., died May 8 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

    He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Portsmouth, Va., a son of the late William F. and Bessie Martin Watley. 

    He was retired from the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds.

    Surviving are his wife, Frances Toney Watley of Little River, S.C.; four children and three grandchildren.

    A memorial service was at Lee Funeral Home Chapel.

  • Samuel Fridley

    Samuel Vineyard Fridley, 84, of Oak Island, died May 6 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

    He was born in Charleston, W.Va., on Sept. 28, 1925, a son of the late William Edward Fridley and Agnes Miller Fridley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He moved to Oak Island from Charleston, W.Va., where he was a member of Springfork Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Criss and Shaver Ready Mix Concrete Company as a mechanic. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, and several brothers and sisters.

  • William Randall

    William A. Randall Sr. died April 23 in Hampton, Va.

    He was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Thomasboro in Brunswick County, a son of Hattie and Frosty Randall.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Galloway Randall.

    Surviving are his sister, Christerbell Bryant of Supply; his children; grandchildren; great grandchildren and other family members.

    The family had a celebration of life April 27.

  • Florence Bauer

    Florence M. Bauer of Little River, S.C., died April 30.

    Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Lee Funeral Home.

    Burial will follow at a later date in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in New Jersey.

    Send a message of condolence by visiting www.leefhc.com.

  • Philip Olson

    Philip Thompson Olson, 73, of Calabash, died May 3 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

    He was born July 26, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a son of the late Ernest Philip and Miriam Elizabeth Shirley Olson.

    He graduated from Springfield High School in 1954 and received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1959. He was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army National Guard in 1959 and was honorably discharged at the rank of captain in 1966.

  • Urban Aquilino

    Urban Adolfo Aquilino, 89, of Shallotte, formerly of Calabash, died May 3 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He was born June 22, 1920, in New York City, a son of the late Nicholas and Essie D’Alessio Aquilino. He was a U.S. Army-Air Corps veteran and a member of the Calabash VFW and Calabash American Legion.