DEATH NOTICE

We learned today of the death Dec. 29, 2012, of Elizabeth Anne Ferdinandsen, 75. We offer our prayers and condolences to her family. A memorial service was held Jan. 5 at Saint Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Oriental, the Rev. Paul Mizener officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 888, Oriental, NC 28571.

DEATH NOTICE

We learned today of the death Jan. 7 of Margaret Walker Rice, 95. We offer our prayers and condolences to her family. A graveside service was held Jan. 11 at Whitehill Free Will Baptist Cemetery, the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.

DEATH NOTICE

We just learned of the death today of Gary Wayne Whorton, 69. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family. A funeral service will be held Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Stonewall United Methodist Church, the Revs. Penny Dollar Farmer and Richard Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow in Concord Memorial Gardens, Florence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 183, Stonewall, NC 28583.