Obituaries – July 23

Pastor Anthony Van Dyke, 47, of Bostic, died Sunday, July 19, 2020.
He was the son of Mary Causby Van Dyke and the late Troy Van Dyke. He was also preceded in death by Jeremy Van Dyke.

Anthony was co owner of D2 Powersports, and was the Pastor at Caroleen Congregational Holiness Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Jill Brooks Van Dyke; his 3 sons, Specialist Andy Van Dyke stationed in South Korea, Zack Van Dyke of Bostic, and Chance Storey of Shelby; his 2 daughters, Kayleigh Van Dyke of Bostic, and Cait’Lynn Crotts of Fallston; and his maternal grandmother, Edith Causby of Bostic.

The Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Caroleen Congregational Holiness Church. The Rev. Brian Melton and Pastor Wayne Carter will officiate. The burial will follow in the Walls Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are Robie Causby, Wesley Sanford, Jason Causby, Dorian Borne, Danny Patterson, Brad Moore.

Anthony will lie in state from 6 pm until 9 pm Saturday at Caroleen Congregational Holiness Church for those who wish to come by and sign the register book.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Caroleen Food Pantry, PO Box 670, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


Donna Morgan, age 68, of Forest City, NC, formerly of St. Augustine, Florida, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at her residence.

     Donna was born October 9, 1951 in St. Augustine to Clarence Leonardy who resides in St. Augustine and the late Millie Oguinn Leonardy. She was a graduate of Hastings High School, class of 1968.  Donna was a “people person” who never met a stranger. Her outgoing personality led her to own and operate several Thrift Stores in the St. Augustine area. Donna also enjoyed gardening and will be missed much by those who knew her.

     In addition to her father, those left to cherish her memory include a loving husband of forty-two years, Roy L. Morgan, Sr.; stepmother, Shirley Leonardy of St. Augustine; three children, Larry Stevens, Keri Gill (James) all of St. Augustine and Roy L. Morgan, Jr. (Amanda) of Forest City; stepchildren, Michelle Ayers (Ronnie), Tammy Morgan and Wendy Lent (Steve) all of St. Augustine; brother, Jerry Leonardy of St. Augustine; two sisters, Judy Bresford (David) of Lenoir City, Tennessee and Becky Leonardy of St. Augustine. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

     A celebration of Donna’s life will be held in Florida on a later date.

     Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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