Stevie Lee Parnell

April 14, 1958 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 65)

Stevie Lee Parnell,65, of Whiteville, died on Sunday, February 4, 2024, while in the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Whiteville, NC.

Stevie was born on April 14, 1958, in  Bladen County, son of the late Leroy Parnell and Emma Lee Deaver Parnell.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10. 2024 in the Worthington Funeral Home chapel at 6:00 pm.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jo Ezzell of Whiteville; children, Todd Parnell of Bladenboro, Tabitha Ezzell of Whiteville, Travis Ezzell of Whiteville, Dakota Ezzell of Whiteville; siblings, Carolyn Williams of Bladenboro, Judy Cain (Glen) of Bladenboro; grandchildren, Ryder Faircloth, Trevor Ezzell, and Gabriela Faircloth.




  • Courtesy USDA

    Second Turkey Flock Tests for HPAI

    A commercial turkey operation in Duplin County has tested positive for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). This is the second case of high path avian influenza in commercial poultry in North Carolina this month. “I [Read More]
  • gavel. court. judge
    Front Page

    Bladen Man Pleads in Tar Heel Murder

    David Earl Wilkins will spend 35 to 43 years in prison for the 2022 murder of a Tar Heel area man. District Attorney Jon David said Wilkins pled guilty Monday in Bladen County Superior Court. [Read More]
  • James Kirk Harrelson
    Front Page

    Alleged Rapist Tied, Gagged Child

    A Delco girl was allegedly bound and gagged before being raped by a Winnabow man, according to the sheriff’s office and warrants. James Kirk Harrelson, 39, is being held under $150,000 secured bond on two [Read More]