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Obituaries

  • Bobby Fink Jr.

    Bobby Lee Fink Jr., 30, of Oak Island, died July 9 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He was born Aug. 16, 1977, in Oklahoma City, Okla., a son of Bobby Lee Fink Sr. of Oak Island and Reba T. Flinn of Muldrow, Okla.

    He is also survived by his two children, Crystal Fink and Christopher Fink of Kannapolis; three brothers, Dean Boyd and wife Kristi of Davidson, Jimmy Lee Boyd of Carnegie, Okla., and William Boyd of Muldrow.

    He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Yaupon Beach Fire Department.

    Services are private.

  • Jack Hewett Sr.

    Jack Hewett Sr., 53, of Shallotte, died July 7 at home.

    He was born in Brunswick County on Aug. 21, 1954, a son of Clevie Shelton and Letha Lewis Hewett. He was a commercial fisherman.

    He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hewett; two children, Terri Hewett of Bolivia and Jack Hewett Jr. of Oak Island; three brothers, Johnny Hewett, Carl Hewett and James Hewett, all of Shallotte; two sisters, Charlotte Hewett and Glenda Hewett, both of Shallotte.

    Funeral services were at the chapel of Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.

  • Madeline Hoellman

    Madeline Caroline Vickers Hoellman, 84, of Rogersville, Tenn., and formerly of Calabash, died July 6.

    She was born May 30, 1924, in New York City, a daughter of Caroline Rydbom Vickers and Albert Vickers.

    She had one brother Joseph E. Vickers, who preceded her in death.

    She was married in 1946 to John R. Hoellman at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, where she was a member,

    She was widowed in 1992.

  • Jack Jackson

    Francis Arthur “Jack” Jackson, 64, of, Supply, died Saturday, July 5.

    He was born Jan. 24, 1944, in Birmingham, Ala., a son of Marguerite Hibbard Jackson and the late Lloyd Arthur Jackson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in Vietnam.

  • Sally Jones

    Sarah “Sally” Ruark Jones, 70, died July 12, at her home in Southport.

    She was born in Raleigh on Nov. 15, 1937, a daughter of Hope Hardison Ruark and Samuel Westbrook Ruark. She was a graduate of Saint Mary’s College.

    In October of 1958, she married Clarkson Jones Jr.

    They raised their family in Charlotte, where she enjoyed working at the Buttercup. She also had a lifelong love for animals.

  • Charles Matthews

    Charles Stanley Matthews, 69, of Calabash, died July 12.

    He was born in Massapequa Park, N.Y., on Oct. 2, 1938, a son of Virginia Rodriguez Matthews and the late Charles Matthews.

    In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Dennis Matthews.

    He was a member of the New York City Steamfitters Union No. 638, the Farmstead and Meadowlands Golf Clubs and a former member of the New York National Guard.

  • Shannon McLamb

    Shannon Lynn McLamb, 47, of Ash, died July 10.

    She was born Sept. 1, 1960, in Horry County, S.C.

    She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ash.

    She is survived by her mother, Loyal Smith Reed, and stepfather, Michael Reed of Ash; a sister, Rebecca Chesney of Ash; a niece and a nephew.

    Funeral services were at the graveside in the Bill Inman Cemetery in Ash.

  • Charles Norwood

    Charles Vann “Chuck” Norwood, 50, of Wingate and Ocean Isle Beach, died July 10 a result of an automobile wreck.

    He was born April 3, 1958, in Union County, a son of Charles Liddell Norwood and the late Vivian Hinson Norwood.

    He was director of conversion services at Allvac in Monroe.

    He is survived by his wife, Sonja Carpenter Norwood; daughter Allison Neal Norwood of Dallas, Texas; son Charles Franklin Norwood of the home; one sister, Donna L. Norwood; two brothers, James H. Norwood and wife Kim, and William Neal Norwood and wife Joan, all of Monroe.

  • Judith Nichols

    Judith Lowe Nichols of Oak Island died July 9.

    She was born May 5, 1939, in Charleston, W.Va., a daughter of Giles and Betty Lowe. Her husband Eugene Nichols died in November 1995.

    Survivors include a son, Jeffery Nichols of West Virginia; a sister, Diane Lowe of Southport; five grandchildren; and her special friend, Sunny Young of Oak Island.

  • Norman Parsons

    Norman Cole Parsons, 87, of Oak Island died July 11.

    He was born Buckhannon, W.Va., on Sept. 29, 1920, a son of the late Edwin and Winnie Bell Parsons.

    He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. He worked as a chemist for FMC for 35 years. He was an avid tennis player and outdoorsman loving to hunt and fish.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin A. Parsons Jr.

    He and his wife, Geraldine, came to Oak Island from Winfield, W.Va., 12 years ago. He was a member of Oak Island Presbyterian Church.