Col. Charles Edward Stokes Jr.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Charles Edward Stokes Jr., 78, of Holden Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. He was born Oct. 4, 1938, in Kanawha, W.Va., son of the late Charles E Stokes Sr. and Celestine Werner Stokes. Charles was a retired colonel of the U.S Army. He was a member of Rotary International and the Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association. Surviving are his wife, Rosnani "Rose" Stokes; son, Danny Stokes of Tacoma, Wash.; daughter, Camela S. Noonan of Fayetteville; sister, Ruth Ann Riffee of Jacksonville, Fla.; and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Salvation Army, 820 N. Second St., Wilmington, NC 28401. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Holden Beach Chapel. Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
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