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Easterling, Florence Yvonne - Walnut Cove  
Florence Yvonne Easterling, of Walnut Cove, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. She was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Wilmington. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Rural Hall. She is survived by a daughter, Kristin Michelle McGowan Duncan of Walnut Cove; a sister, Susan E. Withrow of Ocean Isle Beach; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn is serving the family. ( )
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Dec. 22, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015
Edwards, Larry David - Davidson  
Larry David Edwards, 71, of Davidson and Holden Beach, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach, S.C., following a short illness. He was born June 1, 1943 to Wilbur and Edna Edwards of Fayetteville, N.C. Larry attended Fayetteville High School and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was on the golf team and a big basketball fan. Larry and his family started and have operated Turtle Creek Nursery outside of Davidson for more than 40 years. Many organizations have benefited from his leadership, including Southern Nursery Association (president 1993), North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Assoc. (President 1986) and Trustee of Holden Beach Chapel. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Huntersville and Holden Beach Interdenominational Chapel. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Edna Edwards of Fayetteville and his brother, Joseph Edwards of Fayetteville. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane Webb Edwards; son, L. David Edwards Jr., his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Mary Ann Edwards, all of Davidson. Larry loved his three granddaughters, Sydney, Ashley and Madison Edwards who all gave him great joy and happiness. He also leaves five sisters-in-law, Janice Webb Ayers (Bob), Dottie Webb Keever (Jim), Fran Webb White (Lathe), Jackie Webb Lewis (Cal) and Mary Webb Marsteller (Doug); brother-in-law, Jim Webb (Marge); and 18 nieces and nephews. Larry loved the beauty of nature and growing things. He shared this love and his beautiful plants with many individuals, churches and facilities throughout his life. He was happiest caring for his nursery, his yards and others' gardens that he blessed with his plants and care. He leaves much beauty for us to enjoy. A celebration of his life will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Holden Beach Chapel conducted by Dr. John Gray, preceded by visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. A memorial service will also be held in Mooresville. A family burial will be in High Point. Memorials may be made to Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach, NC 28462 or to the charity of one's choice. You may offer online condolences at White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte.
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
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