Vickie Lynn Stanley Berry: Tabor City

1962 – 2021 Vickie Lynn Stanley Berry of Tabor City died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 in her home. She was 59. Born Jan. 9, 1962 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Nicky Merle Stanley and Ila Pearl Watts Stanley. She is survived by three sons, James Henry Berry and wife Shawna,…

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Brandon Aaron Herring: Tabor City

1969 – 2021      Brandon Aaron Herring of Tabor City died Friday, Feb. 26, in his home. He was 51.      Born June 26, 1969 in Wilmington, he was the son of Joyce Carter Herring of Tabor City and the late Ronald Aaron Herring.      He was of the Baptist faith.      In addition to his mother, he is…

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Jackie Wayne “Jack” Miller: Tabor City

1936 – 2021      Jackie Wayne “Jack” Miller of Tabor City died Friday, Feb. 26, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, Whiteville. He was 84.      Born March 14, 1936 in Harlam County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late: Glen and Cleo Heatherly Miller.      Mr. Jack was the voice of Tabor City for…

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Jack Miller, the radio voice of Tabor City, has died

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Jack Miller, who cemented his place as among the leading voices of Tabor City radio years before he bought WTAB in 1995, passed away Friday afternoon at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Angel House Hospice Care in Whiteville. He was 84.      “With great sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of…

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Shelby Dean Blanton Strickland: Leland

1935 – 2021      Shelby Dean Blanton Strickland of Leland passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. She was 85.      Mrs. Strickland was born Feb. 28, 1935, to the late Everette Blanton and the late Rhoda Graham Blanton. Ms. Strickland was the original owner of Dazzlers Hair Salon in…

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Doris Sobczak Bell: Clarendon

1954 – 2021      Doris Sobczak Bell of Clarendon died Thursday, Feb. 25, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. She was 66.      Born Oct. 28, 1954 in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late John Sobczak and Doris Dew Sobczak and widow of Billy Wayne Bell.      She is survived by a son, Bruno…

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Ferrell L. Jones, Sr.: Tabor City

1945 – 2021      Ferrell L. Jones, Sr. of Tabor City died Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, surrounded by those he loved and cherished. He was 75.      Born Aug. 17, 1945, in Chatham County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Clyde W. Jones and the late Thelma Griner…

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Bernice Graham Mincey: Loris

1932 – 2021      Bernice Graham Mincey of Loris passed away on Monday, Feb. 22. She was 88.      Mrs. Mincey was born Aug. 25, 1932, to the late Charlie Vollie “Voll” Graham and the late Isadora Johnson Graham.      Mrs. Mincey worked as a nursing assistant at Loris Hospital until her retirement and was a longtime active…

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Barbara Alice Meisenheimer Mullery: Longs

1942 – 2021      Barbara Alice Meisenheimer Mullery passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at her home in Longs. She was 78.      Mrs. Mullery was born on April 16, 1942 in New York, New York, to the late George Meisenheimer and the late Edith Nielson Meisenheimer.      Mrs. Mullery was of the Catholic faith, a loving wife,…

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Could Dustin Chapman be the next American Idol?

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      No matter what happens, and he’s contractually prohibited from offering even a hint, Dustin Chapman says earning a spot in this year’s American Idol competition on the ABC television network is a dream come true.      Also, a dream delayed.      “I was originally supposed to be cast about four years ago,” Dustin…

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