In Memoriam

Cindy Longcindy

Cynthia “Cindy” Long, 45 of Calabash died July 6, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born April 10, 1965, a daughter of Bonnie Jo Walker Athan and the late Roland Wayne Athan. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Mike Long, and two sons, Jonathan Long and Matthew Long, both of the home.  Funeral services were at Beulah Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Thomas Cemetery. Cindy was a talented quilter and a wonderful asset to our group. She is sorely missed.


Lola LaVerne Thomas


Lola LaVerne Thomas, 83, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 in Brunswick Community Hospital. She was born on March 1, 1928 in Powhatten Point, OH. She retired from Verizon Communication as a plant assigner and was a member of the Eastern Star, Long Bay Garden Club, Brunswick Quilters, Brunswick Co. Homemakers Club, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Surviving are her husband, of 64 years, James H. Thomas; son, James L. Thomas, and wife, Emily, of Alexandria, VA; brother, Gene Payne, and wife, Dorothea, of Woodbridge, VA; two grandchildren, Jennifer T. Morris and Nathan Thomas; three great grandchildren, Lillie Ann Morris, Tristen Morris, and Kaitlyn Morris. Family will receive friends from 3-5 pm on Friday, January 6th at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.