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Linwood Edward Williams

Linwood Edward Williams, of 4514 King's Dr., Wilmington, NC, died Sunday, January 22, 1995, in New Hanover Regional Mdical Center. He was born in Wilmington, NC, on December 1, 1916, the son of the late John Archer Williams and Della B. Marshall. Mr. Williams was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a veteran in World War 2, and was retired from the Wilmington Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Christine Coker Williams of the home; his children, Lynda W. Halls of Salt Lake City, Utah, Joseph E. Williams and Laren W. Hewlett, both of Wilmington, NC; twenty-one grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; a neice Barbara Winbourne of Hampton, VA; and two half-sisters, June Horne and Carolyn Thibodeaux of Wilmington, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 1995, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Bishop Joseph F. Carter. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers wil be Edward Williams, Stephen Williams, Alan Williams, Johnny Hewlett, Charles Stokley, Junior Bryant. The family will receive friends and family, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. (The Wilmington Morning Star, Wilmington, NC, 1/24/1995)

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Eleanor "Christine" Williams

Eleanor "Christine" Williams of Wilmington, NC died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at Cypress Point Rehabilitation Centre. She was born August 12, 1922, in Leland, NC, daughter of the late Stephen Jones Coker and Mary Elizabeth Hales Coker, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Linwood Edward Williams. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ward 1. She was a valued employee of People's Drug Store for over thirty years. Surviving aher three children, Lynda Halls and husband George of Salt Lake City, Utah, Joseph E. Williams and wife Dianne, and Lauren Hewlett, all of Wilmington, NC, twenty-one, grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister Bobbie McKeithan of Greensboro, NC; a brother Johnny Coker and wife Margaret of Leland, NC; a special nephew, Charles Stokley; and a special neice, Faye Peterson, both of Wilmington, NC. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2000, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ward 1 by Bishop Wayne M. Dixon, interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel. (the WIlmington Morning Star, Wilmington, NC 1/22/2000)

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Johnnie Burle Wallace

Johnnie B. Wallace of 6331 Oleander Dr. died Tuesday, January 17, 1967. He was born in Wilmington, NC, on 11/12/1907. Son of James Carroll Wallace and Ida Lee Dixon. He is survived by his wife; Olivia L. Wallace, and two children; Letta Lee W. Hewlett (Emory) and J.B. Wallace, and five grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Pittman of Charlottesville, VA; and two Brothers, Nester Wallace of Jacksonville, Fla. and Paul Wallace of Wilmington, NC. Burial will take place in Seagate Cemetary.

(microfilm for Wilmington Star News 1/18/1967)

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John Archie Williams (supposed to be Archer- error in newspaper)

John Archie Williams, 91, died June 5, 1973 in Wilmington, NC. He was employed with Merita Bakery for 32 years and was a member of Advent Christian Church. He is survived by one son; Linwood E. Williams of Wilmington, NC; and three daughters; Minnie Muhn of Richmond, VA, June Horne and Carolyn Thibodeaux both of Wilmington, NC. Pallbearers will be; Clyde Jordon, Glenwood Sellars, Emory Hewlett Jr., Charles Stokley, L.C. Williams, Earl Williams. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

(microfilm for Wilmington Star News 6/7/1973)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stephen J. Coker

Stephen Jones Coker, 80, of Leland died saturday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Pender Co. on September 4, 1884, the son of the late George W. and Lucy Rooks Coker. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sallie Faulk Coker of the home; three sons: George S. Coker of WIlmington, NC, Allen Dale Coker of Matthews, NC and John W. Coker of Leland; Six daughters, Mrs. S.J. (Artie) Hunt, Mrs. Monroe (Dot) Carter, Mrs. L.E. (Christine) Williams, all of Wilmington, Mrs. M.M. (Thelma) Seymour of Dove. NJ, Mrs. S.T. (Doris) Maultsby of Jackson, AL, Mrs. J.R. (Bobbie) McKeithan of Greensboro, NC. Also surviving a step-son, Robert Bordeaux of Leland, A step-daughter Mrs. G.E. (Nellie) Parker of Leland, a sister Mrs. Myrtle Allen of WIlmington, 27 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Cobles Oleander Chapel with the Rev. Otis Brown and the Rev. Fred Nordon officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetary. Pallbearers will be L.E. Sessoms, John Butler, G. Phillips, Cecil Anderson, Bud Long, and Howard Williamson.

(microfilm: Wilmington Morning Star, May 10, 1965)

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Lucy E. Coker

Mrs. Lucy E. Coker, 83, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. R.C. Allen at 310 Bladen St. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Allen, two sons Thomas F. Coker of Newark, NJ and S.J. Coker of Leland. Funeral services for Mrs. Coker will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen, 310 Bladen St. Burial will be in Bellvue Cemetary. Active pallbearers will be: Sam Maultsby, Stephen Coker, Earl Millinor, Paul E. Allen, W.C. Mebane, and Michael Seymour. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. W.C. Mebane, George Hales, W.E. Weaver, R.B. Drynan, and J.P. Powell

(microfilm: Wilmington Morning Star December 10, 1942)

*********************************************************************************** Alice "Gertie" Pollard Brown

Alice "Gertie" Pollard Brown, 92, of 263 Greenville Ave, Wilmington, NC died thursday evening following a brief illness in Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Brown was born in Marines, NC (Onslow Co.) on October 10, 1887 and was the daughter of the late Benjamin H. Pollard and Sally H. Pollard. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Brown Jr. who died June 17, 1965. Surviving are six sons: Milton J. Brown of Jacksonville, NC, Garland L. Brown of Wilmington, Harold T. Brown of Hamlet NC, Norman O. Brown of Hubert NC, Irving S. Brown of Jacksonville NC, and Herschal R. Brown of Jacksonville NC. Two daughters Edna B. Hewlett of Wilmington NC, and Mrs. Nita B. Tenuta of Wilmington NC. Two brothers: Elmon Pollard of Hanahan SC and Adec Pollard of Pensacola FL. Two sisters: Mrs. Nina P. Dextor of Wilmington NC and Mrs. Lola P. Parson of Wilmington NC. 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at the graveside in Oleander Memorial Gardens. The minister will be R.E. Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Bonnett, Dalton Dextor, Capt. Eddie Haneman, Wilbur G. Brown, Cecil E. Hunt, Andrew F. Capps and J. Abb Williams. Visitation will be at Coble's Oleander Chapel until 12:30 on Saturday at which time Mrs. Brown will be taken to the cemetary for services at 2pm. Family will be at the residence of Mrs. Alice P. Brown, 263 Greenville Ave.

(microfilm Wilmington Morning Star, saturday 10/21/1979)