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Sellars, Glenwood Thomas - 1. New Hanover  
GLENWOOD THOMAS SELLARS 96, of Wilmington died June 16. Service 1pm Saturday June 25 at the Church of The Good Shepherd. Burial in Greenlawn.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 24, 2016
Shera Sr., Herbert Keith - 1. New Hanover  
HERBERT KEITH SHERA, SR. Herbert Keith Shera, Sr., 77, of Wilmington, NC passed away at his home on June 20, 2016 in the care and comfort of his family. He was born October 31, 1938, and was the only child of Mildred Elizabeth (Stoddard) Shera and Herbert Clinton Shera. He lived in the small town of Laurel during his early childhood, then moved to Connersville, IN. An exemplary student, active in athletics and music, he was awarded a Naval ROTC scholarship to the University of Louisville. After graduating in 1961, he began active duty as a Lt., jg in Norfolk, VA as a navigation officer and gunnery officer. Although he loved being underway aboard the USS Murray, a destroyer (during which time she surfaced a Soviet submarine amidst the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis), he fulfilled his obligation, and was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant from active duty. His civilian service continued thereafter with the Naval Investigative Service in Baltimore, MD where he conducted investigations. He moved with his wife and two young children to Woodbridge, VA in 1968 to work as an intelligence analyst with the Drug Enforcement Agency, and later for the U.S. Customs Service in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1995 to Wilmington, NC. He was married to his beloved Nancy Lee (Hall) Shera on February 24, 1962 in Norfolk, VA, who survives him, as do his children, Sheralee Shera Hurwitz (Mark S. Hurwitz) and Herbert Keith Shera, Jr., and his grandchildren, Rachel M. Hurwitz, Jacob Bruce Hurwitz, and Matthew Clinton Hurwitz. A memorial service is scheduled at Andrews Valley Chapel at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 25th. Flowers or donations in his memory to the American Heart Association are welcomed. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from June 23 to June 24, 2016
Slack, Joseph - 1. New Hanover  
JOSEPH SLACK age 83 of Carolina Beach died Monday June 20, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 24, 2016

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Sellars, Glenwood Thomas - 1. New Hanover  
GLENWOOD THOMAS SELLARS Glenwood Thomas Sellars, 96, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Davis Health Care Center. A lifelong resident of Wilmington and the last of eight children Glenwood was born on May 28, 1920, in Wilmington, the son of the late Richard Cass Sellars and Nancy Wright Rivenbark Sellars. Also remembered is his beloved wife of sixty-seven years, Audrey Powell Sellars; Joseph of Wilmington, Pearl Sellars Parker of Durham, Fitzhugh Lee of Wilmington, Allison Buster of Wilmington, Richard Norwood (Tot) of Wilmington, Ruby Catherine Sellars Redd of Portsmouth, VA, and Garnett Paul of Wilmington; and several nieces and nephews, Nell Parker Jones of Durham; Paul Sellars, David Sellars, Lanier Sellars, and Norma Sellars Grabenstein, all of Wilmington, and all of who preceded him in death. Surviving is his beloved daughter, Diane Sellars Young of Wilmington, NC; nieces and nephews, John Redd of Portsmouth, VA, Dickie Redd of Suffolk, VA, Bobby Redd of Louisiana, Patsy Redd Seale of Suffolk, VA, Shirley Sellars Norris of Wilmington, Mary Sellars Hammond of Athens, GA, Jean Sellars Rawls and Sue Sellars Hammonds, both of Wilmington; many great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends; and a special pet dog, BooBoo. Glenwood attended William Hooper Elementary School, Tileston and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1938. He joined NC National Guard 120th Infantry his last two years of high school. Because of a baseball injury to his eye during his youth, he was not selected for military duty in the Army. He was therefore assigned to the US Army Reserve to guard the gold at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. It was here that President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited and said to him, "How are you soldier?" to which he responded, "Fine, Thank you, Sir." Glen worked with Merita Bakery in Wilmington and then was owner and operated Sellars Accounting Service until his retirement. He was an Enrolled Agent to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Glen studied finance and accounting at UNC-Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University. He was a former member of N.C. Society of Accountants, Wilmington Optimist Club where he was President from 1994-1995 and a volunteer with Optimist Little League Baseball and he was a member of the American Legion. Glen was a faithful Carolina Fan. He spent many happy days playing golf, his favorite sport at Municipal Golf Course in Wilmington. He enjoyed travel, music, playing the piano and he and his wife danced on several continents on their vacations. As a young boy, he would ride a barge up the Cape Fear River to Fayetteville with his PaPa to deliver dry goods to businesses along the way. When arriving in Fayetteville, they would send carrier pigeons to his mother to let her know of their safe arrival. He and his sisters and brothers grew up in the Church of The Good Shepherd. After he married he joined Sunset Park Baptist Church where he was baptized. A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Church of The Good Shepherd. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. A reception will be held afterwards in the fellowship hall at the church. Glen's family sends humble and heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Davis Health Care Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Donations may be made to The Church of The Good Shepherd, 515 Queen St. or Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.andrewsmortuary.com Andrews Market Chapel
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from June 19 to June 22, 2016

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Smith, Lillie Eudell Formyduval - Clayton  
LILLIE EUDELL FORMYDUVAL SMITH Lillie Eudell Formyduval Smith of Clayton passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016, at her home with her family around her. She was born on August 19, 1916, in Hallsboro, North Carolina to Joy Jerome Formyduval and Lillie Batten Formyduval. Eudell was graduated from Appalachian State Teacher's College in 1939, with degrees in History, English and Health & Physical Education. She was the May Queen in the Spring Festival her senior year. She and her husband came to the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh after college and she served as a house mother for 15 years. She then taught four years in Wake County and three years in New Hanover County. She became the first woman Principal in New Hanover County at Alderman Elementary School and served from 1967 to 1980. During her summers, she worked at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly in Southport for 20 years while her husband managed the Assembly. The Eudell and Fred Smith Conference Center is named for them on that site for their service. She was active in the education sorority Alpha Delta Kappa beginning in 1961, serving in almost every position in that organization. She received recognition in 1977, for helping to start Temple Baptist Church in Wilmington. She was recognized in 1981, by the New Hanover School System for her outstanding personal and professional contributions to educational leadership in the schools. From 1987 to 1990, she served on the Board of Directors of the NC Baptist Foundation. She attended Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh, Southport Baptist Church in Southport where she was Sunday School Director in both churches. While in Clayton, she attended First Baptist Church and White Oak Baptist Church. She was a hand bell ringer for 35 years and a solo ringer for 17 years. She belonged to the Raleigh Woman's Club, the Wilmington Woman's Club, and the Woman's Club of Raleigh for over 50 years of service in the Woman's Club. She danced with Fred Astaire from 1991 to 1998 in Wilmington and won numerous awards in Charlotte, Asheville, St. Petersburg, FL, and Daytona Beach, FL. Eudell is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50+ years, Fred Julius Smith, Sr. She is preceded in death by her brothers Joy Wendell Formyduval and Herbert Samuel Formyduval and sisters Marguerite Formyduval Borneman and Addie Ruth Formyduval Kelly. She is survived by sons, Fred Julius Smith, Jr. and wife Ginny, and Irvin Duval Smith, Sr. and wife Jan, all of Clayton. She is survived by sisters Mary Evelyn Formyduval White, Lollie Mildred Formyduval Southern, both of Winston-Salem, and Gladys Formyduval Phillips of Whiteville. She is survived by nine grandchildren and ten great grand children. Family visitation will be from 1:00-3:00pm on Monday, June 20, 2016 at White Oak Baptist Church in Clayton. A service celebrating Eudell's life will follow visitation at 3:00 pm. A graveside service will be held the following day at 1:00 pm at Jersey Baptist Church in Linwood, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Carolina Baptist Assembly, c/o Mr. Rick Holbrook, 100 Caswell Beach Road, Oak Island, NC 28465.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 21, 2016
Smith, Mary Gore - Bolivia  
MARY GORE SMITH Mary Gore Smith, 84, of Bolivia and former longtime resident of Southport died Thursday June 16, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Smith was born in Bladen Co. and was the daughter of Dora Gore Grainger. She was also preceded in death by her husband Clifford Smith. She was a certified nursing assistant and ward clerk for Dosher Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. Ms. Smith is survived by her children, Joanne Parrish (Jim) of Chattanooga, TN, Charles Camp (Vickie) of Bolivia, Debbie Bidari (Taimoor) of Los Angeles, CA, and Ashby Smith of Bolivia; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 5 o'clock in the afternoon to 7 o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 22nd of June 2016 with the Reverend Anthony Clemmons officiating a service that will begin at 6 o'clock in the evening at White Funeral and Cremation Service 603 Ocean Hwy. E. Bolivia, N.C. 28422. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Mary's name be directed to American Lung Association. You may offer online condolences at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com . White Funeral & Cremation Service Supply Chapel
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 19, 2016
Stephens, Travis Patrick - 1. New Hanover  
TRAVIS PATRICK STEPHENS of Wilmington, NC, died June 2, 2016. A private family burial will be held at Winter Park Cemetery.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 19, 2016
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