Area Obituaries

John Robert Curry: Whiteville

1945 – 2020      John Robert Curry of Whiteville died Tuesday, Nov. 24, in his home. He was 74.      Born Dec. 3, 1945 in New Hanover County, he was the son of the late Gilbert Curry, Sr. and Tina Mae Carter Curry Mintz.      He is survived by three daughters, Gina Curry Walters of Lumberton, Valerie Curry…

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Jamie Lois Spivey: Loris

1966 – 2020      Jamie Lois Spivey of Loris died Saturday, Nov. 21. She was 53.      Born Dec. 30, 1966 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin Spivey and Emma Dell Prince Spivey.      She is survived by one sister, Linda Lee Johnson of Whiteville; and a brother, Terry Clay Spivey of…

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Eudell Cartrette Cribb: Tabor City

1939 – 2020      Eudell Cartrette Cribb of Tabor City died Tuesday, Nov. 24, in her home. She was 81.      Born Jan. 19, 1939 in Columbus County she was the daughter of the late John Samuel Cartrette and Millie Richardson Cartrette.      She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Cribb of Tabor City, Dianne Cribb Hall Cerro…

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Justin Matthew Bailey, Sr.: Tabor City

1934 – 2020      Justin Matthew Bailey, Sr. of Tabor City passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22. He was 86.      Mr. Bailey was born Aug. 2, 1934 in Dillon to the late Justin Bailey and the late Pearlie Mae Ivey Bailey.      Survivors include his two sons, Justin Matthew Bailey, Jr. and Tony Bailey; two daughters, Sharon…

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John Shelton Hayes: Green Sea

1955 – 2020      John Shelton Hayes of Green Sea entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in his home. He was 65.      John, known to all as Johnny, was born in Marion County on Feb. 13, 1955 to John Thomas Hayes and Annette Price Hayes.      Johnny was a kind, gentle, loving and patient man…

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Billy Brooks Small: Loris

1937 – 2020      Billy Brooks Small of Loris died Saturday, Nov. 21, in McLeod Loris hospital, Loris. He was 83.      Born Sept. 12, 1937 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Viola Hodge Small and the widower of Shirley Ann Martin Small.      He is survived by one son, Rodney Small…

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Bobby Joe Long: Nakina

1938 – 2020      Bobby Joe Long of Nakina peacefully entered Heaven’s gates on Nov. 20. He was 82.      Born Sept. 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Henry Jow and Geneva Long.      He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Guy “Buddy” Long and Winston “Tony” Long; and a granddaughter, Amber Long.…

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Jimmy Brooks Gore: Nakina

1934 – 2020      Jimmy Brooks Gore of Nakina passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Nov. 20. He was 85.      He was born on Dec. 7, 1934, son of the late Vanderbilt and Ella Gore of the Gore Lake Community in Columbus County.      Brooks was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed spending time tending his…

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Eugene Carlisle Jackson: Green Sea

1941 – 2020      Eugene Carlisle Jackson of Green Sea passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, surrounded by family at Duke University Hospital. He was 79.      Born in 1941 to proud farmers and business owners AB and Tressie Jackson, Gene was the youngest of eleven children. A graduate of Tabor City High School, UNC Pembroke, and…

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Shannon Dale McMillian: Chadbourn

1975 – 2020      Shannon Dale McMillian of Chadbourn died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in his home. He was 45.      Born Aug. 24, 1975 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Kenneth Devon and Peggy June Hilburn McMillian.      He is survived by one son, Kenneth Shayne McMillian of the home; his step mother,…

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