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Alice Wallace

Aug 21, 1927 - Nov 22, 2023

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Wilmington, NC

Alice Day Wallace, better known as Debbie, 96, of Wilmington, NC, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2023. Born Alice Ayres Day to Frederick Samuel Day and Alice Wood Day in 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio. She met and married John William Thompson when attending Ohio Wesleyan College. They had three daughters while living in Ohio and NY before settling in Kinston, NC for his job with DuPont in 1960. One of her great joys was traveling, which her family did extensively while living in Hamm, Germany...Read More

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Alberta C. Coleman

Feb 12, 1938 - Feb 24, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Alberta C. Coleman, age 86, of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Frances Butts

Died : Feb 21, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Frances Butts, 73, of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 4-6pm, at Andrews Valley Chapel.A funeral service will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church.Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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Leon "Parker" Rooks, Sr.

Jan 05, 1933 - Feb 22, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Leon “Parker” Rooks, Sr., 91, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024. Parker, which he preferred to be called, was born January 5, 1933 at home in Rocky Point, NC to the late Minnie Rooks and Alphie Rooks also of Wilmington. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church for many years. He survived by his loving wife Margaret and school sweetheart of 72 years. They had two sons, who he was most proud of, Leon R. Rooks, Jr. and his sweet wife Susan, of Castle Hayne and Wayne A. Rooks, Sr. and two grandchildren, Kelly Lynne and husband Sean Dyer and Wayne A. Rooks, Jr. Also, two great-grandchildren, Aubree and Abram. Parker graduated in 1951 from New Hanover High School and went to carry on in his father’s grocery business in the years of 1947-1982. He took the store over as his father retired. He then attended Cape Fear College in a course to become a Certified Police Officer, which he did for 16 years at our local state port, and received a Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Hunt, June 1, 1999. In addition, Parker loved building furniture, such as bedroom sets, end tables, he also was a Commercial Fisherman, and loved to plant a garden each year. A funeral service will be held at 11am, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Andrews Valley Chapel. The family will receive visitors one hour prior. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to St. Mark Catholic Church.

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James Milton Sharpe, Jr.

Jan 13, 1942 - Feb 21, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

James Milton Sharpe, Jr. “Jim”, 82, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024 in his hometown of Wilmington, NC. He was preceded in death by his dear wife of almost 45 years, Hannah Finch Sharpe. Jim is survived by his children, Swayne Sharpe Hill and her husband Scott Hill, Hillarie Sharpe, and Brittan Sharpe; his grandchildren, Logan Hill, George Hill, Taran HIll, Sydney Hill, and Gabriel Sharpe; his great-grandchilren, Jordyn and Mason Hill; and his sisters, Shirley Pappas and Carol Danford. A special appreciation to David Floyd, Jim’s friend and employer, the Floyd’s, and the Atlantic Marine family. Family and friends will be invited to a celebration of Jim Sharpe’s life in the near future.Share online condolences with the family, here, in the guestbook.

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Ricky L. Williams

Jul 02, 1958 - Feb 13, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

"Ricky L. Williams, 65, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Charles City, VA, transitioned on February 13, 2024. Ricky received his early education in Charles City Public Schools. He went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Norfolk State. Ricky found employment as a Naval contractor with Unisys for 15 years. He later on went to work for the New Hanover Medical Regional Center, in Wilmington, NC, as a Cardiac Medical Equipment Technician. Ricky was a quiet and gentle giant. He loved getting the chance to lounge at home and catch his favorite Sci-Fi shows and enjoyed going to the movies. Ricky enjoyed good food and a good restaurant experience. He will be missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Roscoe Willams, Sr. and Adele Williams. Ricky is survived by his sisters, Hollis Williams of Hampton, VA and Joyce Williams of Henrico, VA; brothers, Kenneth Williams (Chil’lon), of Quinton, VA and Leonard Williams (Valenta) of Charles City, VA, along with a host of nieces, nephews, one great nephews, cousins and friends, one special friend, Tom Hoot. A funeral service will be held 11AM Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140, with a viewing one-hour prior. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 5500 Adkins Rd, Providence Forge, VA 23140. **There will be no repast following services.**"

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Patrick John Blackburn

Jan 02, 1984 - Feb 21, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Patrick John Blackburn, 40, of Wilmingon, NC, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at his home.A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.

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Mary G. Rabon

Aug 19, 1946 - Feb 21, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Mary G. Rabon, 77, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. She was born in Wilmington, NC, on August 19, 1946, the daughter of the late Joseph T. Gore and Florence Whitehurst Gore. Mary graduated from NHHS in 1964. She attended UNCG and obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing. Following graduation, she worked in the operating room at James Walker Memorial Hospital for one year. She supported the move of patients to the newly constructed New Hanover Memorial Hospital, where she worked in the OR. Following a move to Morristown, TN, Mary was OR Supervisor at Morristown-Hamblem Hospital. Upon returning to Wilmington in 1981, she worked in the Ambulatory Surgery Unit at NHRMC. Mary retired from nursing after 43 years. She also was the business manager for the Rabon’s Farm Greenhouse operation in Winnabow, NC. While being a Registered Nurse was a great source of pride to Mary, she also enjoyed traveling, especially with the RV, Bible study, listening to gospel music, and collecting treasures and antiques. A natural storyteller, she loved sending cards and sharing long phone calls with friends and family. Surviving are her devoted care taker husband of over 55 1/2 years, William E. “Bill” Rabon, daughter Mary Beth Rabon and husband, Garth Burrill, son, Will Rabon and wife, Deanna, and grandchildren Violet, Jack, and Ayla Burrill, many nieces and nephews, and a lifetime of precious friends. A memorial service for Mary will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Pine Valley Methodist Church. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment following at Oleander Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Foundation of Brunswick Community College: Mary Gore Rabon Nursing Scholarship Fund. 50 College Road NE, Bolivia, NC 28422.Special mention to the kind and loving staff of the Novant Health Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit.

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Stephen Orie Thompson

Jun 21, 1958 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Stephen Orie ThompsonThe world became a lot dimmer on February 20th, 2024, when Stephen Orie Thompson left this earthly world to shine his bright light in heaven. He took such delight in sharing his passion for decorating with Christmas lights and playing Santa for everyone. He will be so missed by many that drove miles just to see them. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Alton William Thompson and Jane Fryman Thompson, both deceased now, on June 21st, 1958. Raised in Milpitas, California, then moved to Wilmington, NC in the 9th grade after his father’s retirement from the Navy. Graduated from JT Hoggard High School where he excelled in ROTC, later attended The Citadel and UNCW. He started his own very successful business S&R Packing and Crating 38 years ago. He has crated and shipped worldwide everything imaginable with the goal of always giving the best customer service possible.Steve is survived by his wife Donna Moore Thompson, his daughter, Stephanie King, her husband, Tony King, grandsons Luke and Eli King, stepchildren Taylor and Charles Anderson, and brother Alton Thompson. Steve also leaves behind many, many friends and customers. He was a great neighbor, President of his HOA for many years going above and beyond, a great dance daddy, cooking for those dance families at competitions where no restaurants were close by, and traveling to all the competitions and sporting events the kids were in. He served as the Treasurer of the State Ports Advisory Council for many years. He loved to throw a party! His Fourth of July and Christmas parties were always the best! Steve loved to travel, Greece, Venice, Croatia, Turkey, London, Hawaii, Paris, Alaska are just a few places. He delighted in surprising many friends with flocking their yards with pink flamingos on special birthdays. He will be missed by many. But he lived life with full gusto!The funeral will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 423 N. 23rd St. on Monday, February 26th, 2024, visitation at 1pm, and funeral at 2pm. A celebration of life will be held at the Thompson home on Sunday, February 25th from 3-6pm for close family and friends.Please share online condolences with the family, here, in the guestbook.

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Allan Daniel O’Toole

Died : Feb 18, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Allan Daniel O’Toole of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Franklin, MA, passed away unexpectedly after a very brief illness on February 18, 2024. Allan was 59. He was the beloved husband of Deborah O’Toole and proud father to Nicholas and Cameron O’Toole. Allan was the son of the late Lawrence and Beatrice O'Toole, brother to Lawrence O’Toole, Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Attleboro, MA, Joseph O’Toole of Portsmouth, RI, and James O’Toole and his wife, Teresa, of Medway, MA. He was the adored son-in-law of Uwe and Betty Beyer of Dunnellon FL and uncle to 11 nieces and nephews: Thomas, Samantha, Ryan, and Kristen O’Toole of Medway, MA, Joshua O’Toole of Attleboro, MA, Grace, Sam, Lily, and Mia Beyer of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Brianna and Kurt Beyer of Tuscon, AZ. He is survived by many relatives and friends. Allan was an incredible man who devoted his life to caring for others. His wife and children were the light of his life, and there is nothing he would not do for them or them for him. A graduate of Dedham High School and UMASS Boston, Allan impacted the lives of hundreds of children, families, and colleagues throughout 27 years of service to The Walker School in Needham, subsequently in various public schools throughout Massachusetts, and finally, Coastal Horizons in Wilmington, NC. Allan’s “happy place” was his part-time work as a Zamboni driver, especially at Milton Academy. He was loved no more than by his wife and children. Aside from his devotion to his family, Allan enjoyed the simple things in life and taught others to do the same. He loved Saturday morning yard sales, music, trips to the library, watching the Bruins, and playing music with his childhood friends in his band, Spiny Norman. Allan left us far too soon, but the loving example he set for his wife and children and for anyone who came in contact with him will endure forever. As the saying goes, “He was a good one.” Visiting hours will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham on Friday, Feb. 23 from 4-7pm. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:30am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Dedham at 9:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. A gathering to remember Allan will be held after the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Massachusetts chapter of the ALS Association, 200 Friberg Parkway, Suite 1000, Westborough, MA 01581. Directions to Funeral Home

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Norwood Wayne Cooper

Feb 01, 1953 - Feb 20, 2024

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Wilmington, NC

Norwood Wayne Cooper, 71, passed away at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Born in Wilson County on February 1, 1953, he was the son of the late Elmer “Pete” Cooper and Elsie Marjorie Cooper.Norwood is survived by his wife, Linda Williams; son, Andrew Cooper; and sisters, Judy Lee Wilkins and Kathy Cooper.Norwood served his country in the United States Air Force. Norwood had a keen and deep appreciation for the opportunities that the Air Force provided. Norwood worked as a mechanical engineer for many years. Following his retirement, Norwood could be seen on the golf course or by the water with a fishing pole in hand.Nothing brought more joy to Norwood’s life than spending time with his family. He loved being able to cook and enjoy their company. His love for them knew no bounds and each moment spent with his family was a memory that he cherished forever.A graveside service to celebrate Norwood’s life will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Kenly Cemetery with Pastor Aubrey Williamson presiding. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.Services have been entrusted to Kenly Funeral Service. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.kenlyfs.com.

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