David Clarence "D. C." Lanier

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David Clarence “D. C.” Lanier
November 28, 1932
April 16, 2019

Visitation
Saturday, April 20, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 20, 2019
3:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Interment
East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville

Surf City, NC

David Clarence "DC" Lanier, age 86, of Surf City, NC went to be with our Lord, April 16, 2019. He passed at home of natural causes surrounded by family. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 20, at Serenity Funeral Home with visitation at 2 and funeral service at 3, followed by burial at East Duplin Memorial Gardens in Beulaville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Chapel by the Bay, P.O. Box 2946, Surf City, NC  28445.

D.C. is preceded in death by his father, Frank Lanier, mother, Martha Hettie Pickett and his brother, Frank Harold Lanier. 

Born at home in Lyman, NC on November 28, 1932.  He graduated from Chinquapin High School in 1950.  At the age of 19, he joined the Air Force in October of 1951 until he was honorably discharged a year later due to family hardship.  D.C. and Wilma Brown were married October 9, 1953.  Together they enjoyed traveling to different countries as well as camping throughout the continental United States.  D.C. was an entrepreneur at heart, establishing many businesses throughout his lifetime. He founded Lanier’s Family Campground in 1976.  He and Wilma also donated land for Chapel By the Bay Church where D.C. served as a board member. He loved his family and the church and was dedicated to both.

He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-five years, Wilma Brown Lanier of Surf City and four children.  Elizabeth Lanier Outlaw and husband “Dobby” Dovelle, Jr. of Albertson, Wayne Lanier and wife Robin of Surf City, Donna Lanier and friend, Barry Meready of Hampstead, Sandra Lanier Raynor and husband Lynn of Hampstead.

Grandchildren:  Dovelle “Dee” Outlaw, III; Phillip Outlaw and wife Dory; LeeAnna Outlaw Wilson and husband Clayton; Jordan Lanier Barkman and husband Brian; Alena Mitchell Smith and husband Joseph; Ashley Mitchell Corbett and husband Hunter; Meagan Raynor, Cody Raynor. Great grandchildren:  Carson Outlaw, Carlee Outlaw, Zoe Smith, Jax Smith, Isla Corbett, Silas Corbett, Rowen Wilson. Two more great-grandchildren are on the way…the legacy continues.                                  

Cecelia Smith Hunter

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Cecelia Smith Hunter
February 27, 1929
April 4, 2019

Visitation
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Memorial Service
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Jacksonville, NC

Cecelia Smith Hunter, age 90 of Jacksonville, died April 4, 2019 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM with a memorial service starting at 7:00 PM at Serenity Funeral Home in Beulaville.

Ms. Hunter is survived by her four daughters, Pam Hunter Elsasser of AL, Mindy Hunter Peterson of Jacksonville, Darlene Hunter Powell of Clinton, Teresa Hunter Whaley of Maysville; two sons, Robert Hunter of FL, Ronald Hunter of SC; two brothers, Francis Charles Smith of NY, John William Smith of NY; thirteen grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Onslow House Assisted Living, 300 West Ashe Street, Burgaw, NC 28425.

Ernest Clegg Grady, Sr.

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Ernest Clegg Grady, Sr.
December 26, 1934
April 3, 2019

Visitation
Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Funeral Service
Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Interment
Devotional Gardens, Warsaw

Kenansville, NC

Ernest Clegg Grady, Sr., age 84, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at his home.

He is survived by his wife Dallace J. Grady of Kenansville; daughter Donna G. Gentry and husband Joe of Asheboro; son Clegg Grady and wife Carol of Kenansville; sister Elizabeth Garner of Fuquay Varina; three grandchildren, Adam Grady and wife Brandy of Kenansville, Erica Burroughs of Asheboro, Ben Grady and wife Ashley of Kenansville; five great grandchildren, Mason, Hunter, Kaden and Anna Kaye Grady of Kenansville and Kinsey Burroughs of Asheboro.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sarecta Methodist Church, 926 N. Williams Rd., Pink Hill, NC 28572.

Mickey Shawn Sholar

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Mickey Shawn Sholar
December 7, 1967
April 1, 2019

Visitation
Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 6, 2019
2:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Interment
Sholar Family Cemetery, Beulaville

Beulaville, NC

Mickey Shawn Sholar, age 51, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home. He was preceded in death by his father K. L. Sholar.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home in Beulaville followed by burial at the Sholar Family Cemetery in Beulaville.

He is survived by his wife Carrie Beth Sholar of Beulaville; daughter Ashley Sholar and son Nolan Watson both of Beulaville; mother Hilda Macquarries of Wilson; grandson Wesley Shawn Sholar and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Duplin County Animal Shelter, 117 Middleton Cemetery Lane, Kenansville, NC 28349 or Community Home Care & Hospice, 109 W Main St., Suite A, Clinton, NC 28398.

Kathy Pierce Carter

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Kathy Pierce Carter
October 5, 1950
March 20, 2019

Visitation
Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Funeral Service
Friday, March 22, 2019
2:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville

Interment
East Duplin Memorial Gardens, Beulaville

Richlands, NC

Kathy Pierce Carter, age 68, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at her home.  She is preceded in death by her husband James Ervin Carter, Sr. and parents, John Junior and Mable Lee Pierce. 

She is survived by three daughters, Annette Klink Morgan and husband Richard of Beulaville; Jennifer Renae Murphy and husband Randy of Richlands; Kathryn Leanne Carter Taylor and husband Charlie of Richlands; son, James Ervin Carter, Jr. of Richlands; three sisters, Becky Ann Pierce of Kinston, Patti Pierce Klose of Jacksonville, Mary Norris of Jacksonville; brother, John L. Pierce of Jacksonville; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.