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Obituaries

  • Bill Smith

    William Edgar Smith Jr., 69, of Supply, died March 28 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

    He was born in Baltimore on July 28, 1940, a son of the late Gladys I. Koller and William E. Smith Sr.

    He was preceded in death by his son, William E. Smith, III; his sister, Dorothy Badart; and his first wife, Patricia Ann Tyson.

    Surviving are sisters, Shirley Quaskey and Joan Rzepkowski; wife Doris “Dee” Marie Dennis; children, Kimberly Wold, Julie Holden, Marcey Shepherd and Vency Dilley; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Helen Zenzer

    Amelia Helen Zenzer, 78, of Supply, died March 28.

    She was the daughter of the late William and Hedwig Dautel and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Zenzer.

    Surviving are two sons, Michael Zenzer and David Zenzer; one daughter, Linda Craymer; one brother; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

    The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church, where she was a charter member. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., also at the church.

  • Diane Rogers

    Diane M. Rogers, 48, of Southport, died March 28 at her home.

    She was born Nov. 2, 1961, in Norfolk, Va., a daughter of the late Lt. Louis O. Rogers, USN, and Sally McGavock Rogers.

    Before moving to Southport, she was a chef in Erwin, Tenn.

    Surviving are father, Capt. William K. Myers Jr., USN (Ret) and wife Ellen of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Joshua Myers and Jeremy Myers of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Grace Lainhart and husband John and of Seattle; a nephew and close friends in Erwin, Tenn., and Southport.

  • Fran Harrelson

    Frances “Fran” Elizabeth Harrelson, 66, of Sunset Beach, died March 24 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

    She was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Wilmington, a daughter of the late Vernie and Marie Elizabeth Cooper Hickman. She worked as a registered nurse for many years.

    She was a member of Beach Assembly of God.

  • Hazel Clemmons

    Hazel Bland Clemmons, 68, of Supply, died March 26.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Levy Clemmons, and a sister, Vernice Bland.

    Surviving are a son, Gary Clemmons, of Brick Landing; a daughter, Kim Carte (Bill) of Supply; three grandsons; two brothers, Billy Bland of Longwood and Eugene Bland of Shallotte; and four sisters, Kever Tatum of Nakina, Juanita Sharp, Rosa Lee Young (Ron) and Pearl Todd (William), all of Longwood, and many nieces and nephews.

  • Robert Gurganus Jr.

    Robert Henry Gurganus Jr., 77, of Ocean Isle Beach, died March 25.

    He was a son of Robert H. Gurganus, Sr. and Lorena Mae Gurganus.

    He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force as Airman First Class in 1956 and received the National Defense Service Medal.

    He attended college at the University of North Carolina and later became the owner and operator of Paperman, Inc. for nearly 40 years.

  • Mae Long

    Mae Morris Long, 84, of Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, died March 27 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    She was born in Brunswick County on Sept. 3, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Rosa Matthews McRoy. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Mae Hart.

    She was a cook for many years at Dosher Memorial Hospital.

  • James Suggs

    James C. “Jim/Inky” Suggs, 67, of Sunset Beach, died March 23 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

    He was born June 22, 1942, in Fayetteville, a son of the late Samuel D. and Helen Smith Suggs. He was the owner of Suggs Painting and was a member of the Myrtle Beach Coin Club.

  • Edmund Sabanegh Sr.

    Edmund S. Sabanegh Sr., 87, of Holden Beach, died March 20 at his home.

    He was born May 27, 1922, in Jaffa, Palestine. He was a member of the Holden Beach Chapel.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Monroe Sabanegh, in 2003.

    Surviving are two sons, Edmund “Ned” S. Sabanegh Jr. and wife Amy of Pepper Pike, Ohio, and Edgar F. Sabanegh of Potomac Falls, Va.; a brother, Edgar Sabanegh of Orange, Calif.; a sister, Edith Sabanegh of Orange, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

    Graveside services were at Brunswick Memorial Gardens.

  • Betty Muirhead

    Betty Phippins Muirhead, 79, of Ocean Isle Beach, died March 24 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Richmond, Va., a daughter of the late Calvin and Elizabeth Thomas Phippins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Calvin Phippins.