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Week of August 12, 2015

 


Mary Dunn Bennett, 82, of Stonewall peacefully passed away surrounded by her family Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Affectionately known to those that loved her as Mema she will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Max Bennett; one brother, John Dunn; and two sisters, June Scott and Margaret Horton. She is survived by her daughter, Maxine Banks and husband, Charles, of the home; one son, Michael Bennett of New Bern; daughter-in-law, Lupe Bennett of Stonewall; sister, Bonnie May of Nashville, NC; three grandchildren, Willie Banks and fiancée, Crystal Baker, Stephanie Henries and husband, Michael, and Aaron Bennett, all of Stonewall; two step-grandchildren, Richie and James; two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Tucker Banks; and one step-great-granddaughter, Nia.  Mema is also survived by several nieces and nephews and special great-grandchildren, Mariah Meador, and Hunter and Emma Baker.

Mema was a hard worker, growing up working with her father at the family-owned sawmill, then later in life working at Hudsons Mfg.  She and Max loved to travel, always spending time together.  She enjoyed having daily lunches with her friends at Charlie’s Restaurant and quilting with The Stonewall Quilters.  She was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church.  Her greatest love though was her family, to have everyone together if only for a short time, made her the happiest.

Her memorial service was held on Sunday, August 9th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carol Grantham officiating.  Inurnment will be in Sandhill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 183, Stonewall, NC  28583 or one’s favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Mildred Sawyer Phillips, 85, of Dover passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Myrtie Hunnings Sawyer; her husband, Frank Harper Phillips Jr.; son, Jimmy Phillips; two daughters, Judy Owens and Deborah Phillips; and brother, Frankie Sawyer.

She is survived by two sons, James “Eddie” Phillips of Dover and Dennis Phillips of Kinston; three daughters, Libby White and Belva Phillips, both of Dover and Marie Overby of Cove City; brother, Bryan Sawyer; sisters, Lydia Connett and Marguerite Sawyer; many grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren as well as step-grandchildren.

Her memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to St. Judes Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Grantsboro-Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.




Peter A. Stewart, 75, passed away August 5, 2015.

He is survived by his older brother, Richard Stewart of Hendersonville, NC; sons Russell Stewart of Oriental who currently resides in Bonn, Germany; James Stewart of Greenville, SC and Peter Stewart Jr. of Tucson, AZ; their spouses; his grandchildren; and his beloved dog, "Cappy".

He served in the U.S. Navy and will be buried with full military honors. He also served as a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary while living in Oriental. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Marianne Stewart, in Belair, Maryland.

 

 

 


 

Roy Lynmore Watson, 97, of Hobucken, died Monday, August 3, 2015, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.

Affectionately known as "Mr. Roy" to many, he was born April 12, 1918, the third of ten children, to the late Kelly L. and Ada Mercer Watson of Lowland. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving and faithful wife of 69 years, Hilda Sadler Watson; three brothers, Merritt Watson, Lowland, Ebern Watson, Raleigh, and Olen Watson, Knightdale; one sister, Gladys who died as an infant; and a foster sister, Nettie Daniels.

He is survived by four sisters and one brother, Nellie Cahoon of Garner, Ruby Allsbrook of Beulaville/Raleigh, Marjorie Eggleston of Lovingston, VA, Bertie Dougherty (Ronald) of Asheville and Kelly Watson Jr., of New Bern. Although he and Hilda never had any children of their own, he claimed all of his 33 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews as his own.

He served in the US Coast Guard from 1942-1945, stationed at Ocracoke, and was assigned to Diamond Shoals where his duty was to watch for German Submarines. At the end of one of his sea trips, he realized he couldn't see out of his left eye. After many attempts to determine the cause, and lots of hospital stays, he was declared legally blind and received a medical discharge from the Coast Guard. For 27 years, his wife, Hilda, drove him everywhere he went. Then a physician at Duke University Hospital preformed an operation which allowed him to regain his sight.

During those years while he could see only images, he held to the philosophy he overheard a doctor once tell a patient, "Let's not talk about what we can't see, let's talk about what we can." Roy said what that doctor told that elderly patient taught him how to live without even knowing it. "From that day forward I never worried about what I couldn't see." From 1982 until his death he had a new lease on life with his eyesight restored, and was very thankful to God for it.

Mr. Watson was owner of the R.E. Mayo & Co. seafood business in Hobucken from 1970 until he sold it to Carroll Potter, a Lowland native, in 2011.

One condition he put on the sale of the property was that he got to keep his fishing boat on his boat lift for as long as he wanted it. An avid mullet drop net fisherman, he would often go out at daylight and stay until dark. He served as a Director of the Wachovia Bank in Bayboro, and at the end of his tenure was Chairman of the Board. He was one of the founders of the North Carolina Fisheries Association, and served as President from the 50's until 1982. He served on the board of directors for Roanoke Bible College (Mid-Atlantic Christian University). He was a lifelong member of the Lowland Church of Christ and was active in its leadership. His legacy as a generous, caring gentleman, and much loved husband, brother and uncle will be remembered by all who had the privilege to know him.

His funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 7th at the Hobucken Community Center with his nephew, Merritt Watson Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow immediately in the Watson Memorial Cemetery.



 

Week of August 5, 2015

 

Willa Dean "Dee" Benton, 87, of Bayboro, passed away, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home. She is survived by one son, James Dean Benton of Ashland, VA; one sister, Rachel Barnes of Bayboro; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Friday, July 31, at Greenleaf Memorial Park Lakeside Chapel with the Rev. Dale Belvin officiating.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral & Crematory, Alliance, NC.



Wanda Lewis Harper, 60, of Grantsboro passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She is survived by her two daughters, Julie Harper of Grantsboro and Jamie Gladson and husband, Chris, of New Bern; Bill Harper; brother, Dale Lewis of Grantsboro; sister, Carla Windham of Nashville, NC; and three grandchildren, Garrett Gladson, Brody Comardelle and Ella Comardelle. Her memorial service was held Tuesday, August 4th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Holton officiating. The family received friends and family prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center, 1010 Medical Park Ave., New Bern, NC  28562. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcremations.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Charles R. Mason, 62, of Arapahoe, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a Mason with Berne Lodge in New Bern and was employed at Fleet Readiness Center East in Cherry Point, NC for the past 34 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn B. Mason of the home; one son Jonathan Hunter Mason and wife, Grace; one sister, Ida Marie Edwards of Chocowinity; one niece and family and one nephew and family; one grandchild, Blake Mason; one step-grandchild, Samantha Hardison and special friends and co-workers. The funeral service was held Saturday, August 1 at Bryant funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Sadler and Rev. Jesse Crisp officiating.  Interment followed at the Oriental Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC.


 

Week of July 29, 2015

 

Glen Roy Wayne, 73, of Olympia, passed away Tuesday, July 21, at CarolinaEastMedical Center surrounded by his family.Born in New Britain, Connecticut on May 8, 1942, Glens family moved to New Bern when he was two years old.  Shortly after graduating from New Bern High School, Glen met his wife Dorothy Marie Joyner; they married in 1965.

Glen & Dot were blessed with three children, Alan Wayne & wife, Kelly of Raleigh, David Wayne & wife, Christine, and Michelle Rich & husband, Charles, all of Olympia.  They were also blessed with six grandchildren: Kelsey, Matt, Ryan, Amanda, Adam, and Michael. Glen retired from PCS Phosphate after 25 years in 2002.  He enjoyed flying, remote control airplanes and playing video games but there was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Montague; mother, Rena; and brother, Don.

His funeral was held Saturday, July 25th at Bryant Funeral Home. Interment followed in Hollywood Cemetery. Visitation was Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hollywood Cemetery c/o April Holton 60 Bayleaf Road, New Bern, NC 28560. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 22, 2015

 

Judy Christine Mills Maness, 76, of Oriental, passed away July 14, 2015 at home.  Judy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother (known by her grandchildren as “Nana”). She was a graduate of Atlantic Christian College (Barton College) with a BA in Education and was a retired teacher. While raising her children, Judy worked as a leader in various school organizations and mentored and mothered many of her children’s friends in the community. A dedicated Christian, she was a loyal and active member of Pamlico United Methodist Church and enjoyed her bible studies and fellowship with her church family. Judy is predeceased by her parents, Flavel J. and Mabel J. Mills as well as two brothers, Flavel J. “Jack” Mills, Jr. and Harold Lee Mills. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Eli Frank Maness, Jr. of the home; one son, Eli Frank “Buddy” Maness, III of Dunn; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Maness Green of Murrells Inlet, SC and Michelle Maness Benish of Southbury, CT; two sisters, Sarah Mills Heckhaus of Woodstock, GA and Linda Mills Gray of Tallahassee, FL; six grandchildren, Eli, David and Jacob Maness, Robert “Robbie” and Jeremy Green and Allison Benish. A memorial service was held Friday, July 17 at the Pamlico United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Roach officiating. The family will have a private burial service in Greensboro, NC at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Pamlico United Methodist Church, Hospice of Pamlico County, Hospice of Craven County, Pamlico County Rescue Squad or the Craven County Rescue Squad.

 

Mary Prevatte Paul, 89, formerly of Bayboro died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at PruittHealth-Sea Level. She enjoyed genealogy and the outdoors and loved her family and pets. She is survived by two sons, Robert Glenn Paul and wife, Lisa, of Adams Creek and Willie Billy A. Paul, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Florence, SC; nine grandchildren, Rhonda, Jamie, Jaime, Heidi, David, Kimmie, Lisa, Teresa and Bobbie Jo; 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.  Graveside services were held Monday, July 20, 2015 at New Bern National Cemetery with Chaplin Clay Napier officiating. The family received friends Sunday, July 19th at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Veterans Honor Guard c/o James Paradis, 6364 NC Hwy 55 E., New Bern, NC  28560.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



Week of July 15, 2015





Frankie P. Barnes, age 79, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born November 27, 1935 in Cash Corner, North Carolina to Andrew and Vera (Potter) Barnes. His wife, Barbara, preceded him in death as did his parents and two brothers, William Andrew Barnes Jr., and Lendon Earl Barnes. Frankie will be missed dearly by his daughters Wanda Chasez (Adan), Millie Woodward (Charles), Audrey Tompkins (Tim), and Lori Williams; his sister, Betty Barnes Purser; the mother of his daughters, Betty Lou Barnes; 12 grandchildren as well as extended family and friends in Florida, Pamlico County and surrounding areas. Frankie was a retired veteran (1987) of the U.S. Navy. He served 28 years and achieved the rank of Master Chief. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pensacola, FL. In earlier years, Frankie enjoyed spending hours fishing and working in his yard. A celebration of his life was held Friday, July 3, 2015 at Garden View Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. Memorial contributions may be made in Frankies honor to The Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Bellfort Road, Ste. 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.





Robert Scott Caroon, age 89, of 132 E. Canvasback Drive, Currituck, NC died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born in September 11, 1925 in Oriental, NC to the late St. Elmo Caroon and Annie Beatrice Edwards Caroon and was the husband of the late Joyce Payne Caroon. Mr. Caroon served in the Merchant Marines in World War II as a Chief Engineer. He was a builder and land developer in the Chesapeake, VA area for over thirty years.

Mr. Caroon is survived by two daughters, Judy Caroon Clevinger and husband, Gary and April Caroon, all of St. Augustine, FL; three grandchildren, Dallas, Bailee and David; three great-grandchildren, Kimberley, Sharon and Blake; two sisters, Helen Hardison and Glenda O’Neal and two brothers James Caroon and Tom Caroon. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Scott Caroon, Jr.; a daughter Sharon Caroon Salley; two grandchildren, Kimberley Maw and John Salley and four brothers, St. Elmo Caroon, Cash Caroon, Darrell Caroon and Reginald Caroon.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel officiated by the Rev. F. Joe Griffith. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Dr., Greenville, NC, 27834. The Caroon family is served by Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC. Online memorial condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.twifordfh.com.




Danny Charles Day, 66, of Jacksonville formerly of Florence, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Lighthouse Village in Jacksonville. He was a member of Concord Christian Church. He is survived by his mother, Mary P. Day of Florence; son, Darren Day of Greenville; daughter, Dannett Day Boyd and husband, Jeremy, of Arapahoe; brothers and sister, Kelly P. Day, Anna Maria Author and Herman R. Day, all of Florence; and six grandchildren, Drake, Ryan and Noah Day, Sidney and Shelby Williford and Luke Boyd. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 17th at Concord Memorial Gardens with Pastor Dwayne Boyd officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at his mothers home in Florence. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 1, 2015


Albert Black Duck Elton Roberts, 86, of Grantsboro died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. He was Past Master Mason of the Mt. Vernon Lodge No.359 and also served with the Oriental Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 35 years.  Black Duck was a member of the Friends of Portsmouth Island being one of the last residents to live there. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norwood & Ruth Roberts and two sisters, Ellen Everett and Estelle Tosto. He is survived by his brother, Freddie Moore Roberts of Elizabeth City; and many nieces and nephews. His funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 29th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Simpson officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Oriental Cemetery with masonic rites by Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 359. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 28th at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, NC  27565.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Lewis James “Jamie” Rowe, 42, of Greenville, died Thursday, June 25, 2015. A memorial service was held Monday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Jamie, a native of Pamlico County, had been a resident of Greenville for 20 years.  He served with the 82nd Airborne in the United States Army and also served in the Army Reserves.  He was employed as a Captain with Bertie Correction Institution in Bertie County.  Jamie was a volunteer coach with Greenville Little League, coaching the Mets and Greenville Pitt County Titans. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Rowe. He is survived by his wife, Ashley Story Rowe; sons, Jacob, Josh and Jack Rowe, all of the home; father, Lewis Ray Rowe, of New Bern; sister, Tina Wiggins; and a nephew, Sean Wiggins, both of Pamlico. The family received friends Sunday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com






Paul Arthur Wehrly, 81, of New Bern, passed away on June 27, 2015. Married to Sherrill E. Rivers, Paul was born in Elkhart, Indiana on December 21, 1933.  He was the son of James O. and Gladys (Egli) Wehrly. Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, first in the Signal Corps at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey and then in Augsburg, Germany.  He graduated in 1959 from Tri State University at Angola, Indiana with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  After receiving his degree, he joined Delco Electronics, a division of General Motors Corporation, in Kokomo, IN. He retired in 1992 as Staff Engineer, heading up the Air Controls division.  He was a longtime member of the Society of Electrical Engineers.

After moving to Oriental, North Carolina in 1994, he became quite involved in the community, as a member of Oriental Rotary and serving on the Board of Directors of the Pamlico Musical Society, an organization dear to his heart.  After relocating to New Bern in 2005, he volunteered at RCS

(Religious Community Services) and the History Center.  He and his wife became members of Centenary United Methodist Church where he served as an usher, greeter and on the Pastor Parish Relations committee.  Paul enjoyed fishing, sailing, woodworking and music.

Survived by his wife of 54 years, Sherrill Rivers Wehrly, his daughter Leah A. Wehrly of New Bern, his son Paul A. Wehrly, Jr. and wife Molly Cook Wehrly and grandchildren Jacob, Hayden, Ethan and Meredith Wehrly all of Powell, Ohio; niece Susan Spicer and husband Jim of El Cajon, California. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty L. Hollar of El Cajon. Ca.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 1 at 11:00 am at Centenary United Methodist Church.  Inurnment will be at the Oriental Methodist Church columbarium at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Centenary United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Restoration fund or to Crystal Coast Hospice House of Newport, NC. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, NC.





John Franklin O’Shaughnessy, 93, of Oriental, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. He was born on May 29, 1922 in Mount Gilead, Ohio. He resided in Oriental for 31 years with his wife Alice (Morton). 

John graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1940. He received his undergraduate degree in Business from Ohio University. He then later received a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. For most of his life, John was employed as a regional sales manager by Westvaco in Cleveland, OH. 

He was a member of the United States Army Air Corp where he served as a distinguished soldier in World War 2. 

John was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church of New Bern. He was also affiliated with the Shriners and Mourners of Pamlico County. John was very passionate about continuing the legacy of the Oriental Old Theater Corp. 

John had many hobbies including: fishing, sailing, and golfing. His greatest joys in life were spending time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. John devoted much of his free time to serving others and making the world a better place to live in. 

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Alice (nee Morton); sons, Dr. Charles O’Shaughnessy (Debra) of Avon Lake, OH; and Dr. Gary O’Shaughnessy of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Brian, Brendan, Matthew, Julie, Michael, Christopher, Jennifer , Catherine and twelve  great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ida (nee Lee), and his three sisters, Betty, Virginia, and Mary Jane. 

John’s memorial services will be held Sunday, July 12, at 1 PM at St. Andrew Lutheran Church of New Bern in Pamlico County. All friends and family are invited to commemorate and celebrate John’s life. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to help disabled vets in John’s honor.  (Paid obituary)

Week of June 24, 2015

 

Robert Stephen Quick, 76, of Oriental passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at home. He retired from the U.S. Navy.  He also served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard and was a Korean War veteran.  He also retired from the N.Y.F.D. was a mason at Stewart Manor, St. Albany Lodge #0056 and was a licensed funeral director. He is survived by his wife, Karalee Quick; son, Eric Quick of New York; daughter, Debbie Quick Ozel of Oriental; sister, Susan Aalund of Connecticut; and five grandchildren. His memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 25th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

 

Week of June 17, 2015

 

Ellis Charles Boudreault, 68, of Oriental, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at his home. He was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church and the original owner and operator of Home Repair, LLC from 2003 to 2011. He is survived by his wife Mary Dobson Boudreault; son Jason Paul Boudreault; daughter Aimee Boudreault Picard; sisters Jeannette Scully, Dorothy Tenney and Leah Sharkey; four grandchildren. A memorial mass was held Friday, June 12, 2015 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Oriental, NC.  Family received friends Friday, June 12, 2015 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. 

 

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  

 



Paul Shorty George Florian, 70, of Reelsboro, went to be with Jesus on March 29, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was born May 2, 1944 in Goldsboro, NC to George & Stella Phillips Florian, both deceased.  They moved to Wyckoff, NJ when he was two years old, where he grew up. Shorty started playing drums when he was 10 years old and later years, as a long-haul driver, carried his sticks with him all over the U.S. creating the opportunity to play with numerous artists.  After hauling, he worked with maintenance with the Civil Service, Cherry Point.  He was a member of the Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church and was the drummer for Jubilee singers for 11 years as well as various other bands throughout the years.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Irene Rice Florian of the home; daughters, Tammy F. Shimlley (Tim) and Kimberly Florian, all of Newport; stepdaughter, Gail B. Zechner (Chris) of Billerica, MA; step-son, Chris

Ballance Jr. (Kelly) of Lowland; brother, James Florian of Little Falls, NJ; sisters, Brenda Koman (Wayne) of Liberty, NC, Georgette Bower (Jeff) of Winston-Salem, NC and Ann Brauer (Paul) of Kansas; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

His memorial service was held Saturday, June 13 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Zimmerman and the Rev. Bud Hopkins officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509 in memory of Paul Shorty Florian. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of June 10, 2015

 

Ellis Whitford Cowell Sr., 87, of Alliance passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Swindell Cowell; son, Ellis Cowell Jr. (Deloris) of Dawsons Creek; daughter, Michelle Cowell ONeal (James) of Alliance; brother, Clyde Cowell (Hazel) of Alliance; sister, Becky Dixon of Grantsboro; and two grandchildren, Danielle ONeal and Jacob ONeal. His memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515 or ones favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Shirley Williamson Ireland, 80, of Mesic, died Monday, June 1, 2015 at Carolina East Medical Center. She was born in Lowland, NC on August 11, 1934.  She was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle T. Ireland; daughter, Miriam Violet Mayo; and three grandchildren, Stephanie Annette Mayo, Zackery Ernest Mayo and Celes Faron Mayo. She is survived by three sons, Gary Mayo and wife, Rhonda, of Mesic, Ernest Mayo Jr. and wife, Wendy, of Wilmington and Darin Mayo and wife, Helena, of Mesic; daughter, Shirley Ireland and husband, Casper, of

Lowland; two brothers, Wade Williamson of Hobucken and Phil Williamson of Lowland; sister, Sammie Carawan of Aransas Pass, TX; nine grandchildren, Eric Potter, Amber Mayo, Darin Mayo Jr., Kevin Deolivera, Karah Sawyer, Ryan Mayo, Violet Mayo-Britt, Holly Mayo-Ireland, Nick Mayo, and Samuel Mayo; and three great-grandchildren, Preston Mayo, Cameron Deolivera and Claire Mayo. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 4 at Hobucken United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy Rodgers officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Lowland Community Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives at her home, 880 Air Strip Rd., Mesic. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hobucken United Methodist Church, PO Box 123, Hobucken, NC  28537 or the Goose Creek Island Community Center, PO Box 43, Hobucken, NC 28537.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

 

Iva Mae Ross Lange, 84, of Elizabeth City, NC, passed from this life to eternal life on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  She was a retired Medical Secretary and a sixty year member of City Road United Methodist Church.  Through the years she served in many capacities in the church as a children’s Sunday school teacher, a member of the United Methodist Women and the choir.  In later years she was a member and rotating teacher of the Collier Sunday School Class and the Quilting Group, helping to provide quilts for children through the Linus Program.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-two years, Herbert Paul Lange, USCG Retired.  Following his retirement they traveled extensively by RV around the country.

She was born April 11, 1931 in Lowland, NC, (Pamlico County), the daughter of the late Coolidge M. and Ophelia Lewis Ross and one of six children.  She leaves one brother, Bobby R. Ross and wife, Patricia Miller Ross of Virginia Beach.  Preceding her in death were three brothers, Carol D. Ross, Vance L. Ross, Coolidge Ross, Jr. and one sister, Alberta Ross Funell.

She is survived by a son, Paul David Lange and wife, Elizabeth Mobley Lange; three grandchildren, Kari Lange Balfanz and husband, Greg of Cary, NC; David Ross Lange of Dallas, TX and Douglas Michael Lange of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and a great-granddaughter, Elise Mae Balfanz.

A funeral service was held Sunday, June 7, 2015 at City Road United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles McKenzie officiating.  Burial was in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family received friends Saturday evening from at Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC; immediately following the service at the church; and at all other times at the residence.  Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be made to the City Road United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 535, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909.  

 

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Myrtie Bell Toler, 65, of Bayboro passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Edward Stephen Pipkin IV and wife, Terrie, of Reelsboro; her daughter, Stephanie Anne Pipkin of Reelsboro; brother, Duffie Lincoln Toler, Jr. and wife, Lena Mae, of New Bern; sister, Peggy Ann Hall and husband, Rusty, of Grantsboro; six grandchildren, Kaira Savannah Grant, Emilee Shianne Grant, Sarah Sanders, Britany Morgan,

Lindsey Johnson and Daniel Johnson; and eight great-grandchildren, Tristen, Natalie and Teagan Sanders, Hayden and Kyndall Morgan and Caleb, Carter and Claira Ward. Her funeral was held Sunday, June 7 at Reelsboro Christian Church with Dr. Robert Cayton and the Rev. Riley Green officiating.  Interment followed in Amity Christian Church Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives at Bryant Funeral Home on Saturday.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Frank Duffy Tyndall Jr., 81, of Havelock, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care. Frank was born May 29, 1934 in Pamlico County to Frank and Ruby Paul Tyndall. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Tyndall of Portland, Oregon; and three sisters, Helen Sanders of New Bern, Betsy Norville of Aurora and Hazel Cowell of Alliance. He was preceded in death by brother, Dudley A. Tyndall; three sisters, Gail Casey, Linda Green and Peggy Gaskill and his best friend, his dog, Hobo.” Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  Private inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of June 3


Judith “Judy” Wilkerson Avery, 53, of New Bern, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was an over the road long-haul truck driver with her husband and a Navy wife for 21 years. She is survived by her father, Elwood Wilkerson and step mother, Joan Viola Wilkerson of Obrien, Florida; Her husband, Steven Keith Avery of the home; three sons, Justin Perry Avery of New Bern, Christopher Brian Avery of Pennsylvania, Sean Michael Avery of New Bern; one brother, Scotty Wilkerson, a half- brother, Keith Tillis; a step- sister, Terri Hartzog all of Florida and three grandchildren. The family requested memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave, Suite 111, Wilmington, NC  28403

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance, NC.


Patricia Galloway Jordan, 71, of Aurora passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She was a member of White Hill Free Will Baptist Church where she served as the treasurer, Sunday school teacher and was a member of the ladies auxiliary.  She retired from the U.S. Postal Service as the Aurora

Postmaster. She is survived by her husband, Gary Jordan; son, Derek Jordan and wife, Janie, of Winterville; daughter, Karen Gammon and husband, Ashley, of Winterville; brother, Bill Galloway of Washington; sister, Barbara Brown of La Grange; and five grandchildren, Michael Jordan, Claire Jordan, Morgan Whitehurst, Jordan Singer and Scott Gammon. Her funeral service was held Saturday, May 30th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.  Interment followed in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends prior to the service at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to White Hill FWB Church Building Fund, PO Box 519, Aurora, NC  27806.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.





William Troy Paul, 18, my precious boy, of Alliance, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a graduate of Pamlico County High School, he loved making videos and he taught himself to play many musical instruments and also enjoyed art and spending time with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Tuggy Paul and his maternal grandparents, Foster and Pauline Watts and two uncles, Troy and Wesley Watts.

He is survived by his mother, Roxanne Watts; two uncles, David Paul and wife, Jennifer, of Merritt, FosterBabe Watts and wife, Debra of Bayboro; two cousins, Katie Paul Hardison and Macy Watts, both of Alliance; his paternal grandparents, Billy and Vickie Paul of Alliance; extended family; and many other friends.

His funeral service was held Tuesday, June 2 at Pamlico County High School Auditorium with the Rev. Billy Hacker officiating. The family received friends following the service at the auditorium and at other times at 201 Harper Rd., Bayboro. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10am at Cowell Cemetery.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of May 27, 2015

 

Harold Eugene Adams, 88, of Grantsboro, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by three sons, Robert Clifton Adams (Jeannie) of Winterville, Harold Edward Adams (Michele) of New Bern, Gregory Hughes Adams of Nebo; one daughter, Senie Thersa Jones (Tommy) of Grantsboro; one brother, Odric A. Adams of New Bern; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Tuesday, May 26 at Spring Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Wanda Nipper officiating. The family received friends following the service at the cemetery.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, NC



Evelyn Ensley Beeman, affectionately known as Sister, 96, of Arapahoe, went to her eternal home Thursday, May 21, 2015. She was a devoted lifetime member of Bethany Christian Church where she served in many roles throughout the years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Smith & Manila Rae Ensley; her beloved husband, John Beeman Sr.; her sisters, Bessie Ensley Pittman, Annalene Ensley Heath Lilley and Martha Ensley Terranova. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie McGaha (Bill), of Franklin; sons, John Beeman Jr. (Christine) of Arapahoe and Randy Beeman of Hope

Mills; brother, Guyan Ensley (Jill) of Oriental; sister, Clara Jean Jeanne Ensley of Arapahoe; three grandchildren, Jeremy McGaha (Christie), Andy McGaha, and Meredith Beeman; two great-grandchildren, Avery McGaha and Lily McGaha; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Her service was held Sunday, May 24 at Bethany Christian

Church with the Rev. Anna Perry and Rev. Merritt Watson officiating.  Interment at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends Saturday, May 23 at Bryant Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Bethany Christian

Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC  28510 or Pamlico County Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515. The family would like to thank Adlee Badger for her love and care. 

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Samuel M. “Sammy” Swindell III, 56, died at Huntersville Oaks in Huntersville, NC, on May 9th, after lengthy illnesses.  He was a former resident of Alliance and was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. He was a 1977 graduate of Pamlico County High and attended UNC-Chapel Hill.  He was employed as a truck driver for many years. Through his work, Sammy and his wife traveled cross-country where they got to see our great land, meet new people, and reunite with old friends. 

Sammy loved his family and friends, his church, and Carolina basketball. He loved rock ‘n’ roll and was always dancing to the beat. The biggest part of Sammy was his heart. Even as his health deteriorated, his light-hearted disposition and caring ways remained. 

Sammy is predeceased by his wife, Lavonne S. Swindell, his mother, Betty Swindell, and his beloved dog, Wonton.

Surviving are his siblings, Danny Swindell (Judy), Lulu S. Rice (Danny), Mike Swindell (Pam), Shane Swindell (Crystal), and Vallie S. Fisher (Jim); his father, Sam Swindell (Cora), his step-daughter, Amber Johnson, his aunt, Nancy C. Potter, his step-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held for Sammy on Sunday, May 31st, at 2:00 pm, at Maranatha Baptist Church on Highway 55 in Alliance with the Rev. Jack Wolk officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church - P.O. Box 296, Alliance, NC, 28509.


“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves us memories no one can steal.” 


 Friggy Diggy, Sammy! We will always love you!

 

 

 

Week of May 20 2015

 

 

Helga Rosemann Collier, 88, of Oriental, entered her heavenly home on Thursday, May 14. After raising their children in the Atlanta area, she and her husband retired to Oriental many years ago. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Jena C. Collier II and her son J. C. Collier III. She is survived by her son Chris (Terri) and two grandchildren. The family received friends at her home on Tuesday afternoon, May 19.

 

The family was assisted by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Sampson Sam Bruce Cuthrell, 40, of Grantsboro passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Kitty Askins Health Center, Goldsboro. He worked as a small engine mechanic. He is survived by his parents, Bruce & Caroleen Cuthrell; his brother, Ike Cuthrell; and nephews, Zeb & Marlin Cuthrell, all of Grantsboro. His funeral was held Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Cuthrell Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Louise Spruill Miller, 90, of Bayboro, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star OEA 189 for 67 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferny Miller, her son, Jesse Miller, a brother, Rodman Spruill; a twin sister, Lois Broughton and sister, Elva Miller. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Lee Miller and wife, Janie, of

Bayboro; daughters, Mary Phelps of Bridgeton and Betty Jo Miller of Stonewall; daughter-in-law, Cindy Miller of Stonewall; sister, Jean Smith of Eureka; six grandchildren, Tracy Cheatham (Rick), Shirley Barnes, Katherine Miller, James Phelps, William Phelps, and Kyle Phelps; and six great-grandchildren, Miller Cheatham, Madelyn Cheatham, Dale Barnes, Hudson Barnes, Nicholas Barnes and Caleb Cowen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service was held Friday, May 15, at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Moseley and the Rev. Robert Miller officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Oriental Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Oriental United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Oriental, NC  28571; Eastern Star, c/o Carol S. Rogers, P.O. Box 292, Bayboro, NC  28515 or the charity of your choice.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Russell Willis Pegram, 87, of Maribel passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for 55 years in Maribel. He was one of the first to volunteer with the Pamlico County Rescue Squad and did so for 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph & Mary Ellen Pegram; and brothers and sisters, Gene, Joseph, William, Edith, Ema Gray, Mary Etta, Ruth and Blanch. He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Lillie Mae Pegram; son, Russell Willis Pegram Jr. of Ashville; daughter, Sheila Darlene Pegram of James City; brother, Elmo Pegram and wife, Nancy, of Arapahoe; two grandchildren, Mary Anne Pegram and David Lee Pegram and wife, Julie; seven great-grandchildren, Kristin, Amber, Lexxie, Guy, Halle, Ryan and Melissa; and two great-great-grandchildren, Madison and Emma. His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Russell, Rev. Mickey Johnson and Rev. Aubrey Spear officiating.  Interment will be in Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of May 13, 2015

 

 

 


Rev. Charles Colbert Harrell Jr., 58, of New Bern, was a very loving, caring man.   He went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 6, 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rev. Rebecca Becky Harrell and his best friend/son, Charles Chase Wesleigh Harrell, of the home; brother,

John Harrell and wife, Crystal; two sisters, Dorothy Laughinghouse and Kathy Williams, all residing in New Bern; on his wifes side, numerous nieces and nephews; on his side, two nephews, Joseph Sr. and Hank Jr.; five nieces, Jennipher, Patricia, Joanna, Amber and Alyssa; four

great-nephews, Joseph Joe Jr., Justin, RJ and Camden; great niece, Ryleigh; his Uncle Luther and Aunt Fannie Blackburn of Lincolnton, GA; and goddaughter, Heather Vietz of New Bern. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Colbert Harrell Sr. and Olalene Blackburn Harrell.

Rev. Charles Harrell Jr. served the Lord for many years, beginning with outreach ministry in 1984, and earning his credentials in 2003.  He was currently ministering the Grantsboro Church of God.  His favorite saying behind the pulpit was, I love to preach more than I love to breath. He was known for his fun loving personality and was a self-proclaimed Jack of all trades.  Charles was married to Becky, his Old Lady for 33 years. The love they had for each other was inspirational and timeless.  Chase was his pride and joy and the beat of his heart.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend to all and will forever be loved and missed.  Well see you soon! His funeral was held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Williams officiating.  Interment followed in New Bern Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Friday at the funeral home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Week of May 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

Mary Agnes Smith Jackson, 79, of Minnesott Beach passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Crystal Coast Hospice House, Newport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Reba Smith and a son, Walt Jackson. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Allen Buddy Jackson, Jr.; son, David Troy Jackson and wife, Belinda, of La Grange; daughter, Becky Brown and husband, Mike, of Kinston; brother, Tommy Smith of Richlands; sister, Carolyn Brown of Fountain Town; and seven grandchildren, Jake and Zach Brown, Emily Chase, Dalton and Garrett Jackson, and Evan and Cody Jackson. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 6 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Oriental Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Week of April 29, 2015


 

Julia Simpkins Brazelle, 98, of Greer, SC, widow of Cary H. Brazelle, died April 25, 2015 of natural causes with her devoted son, Bruce Mason Brazelle by her side. Julia was born July 23, 1916 in Oriental, NC, the daughter of Allie Mason and John S. Simpkins. She and her husband, Cary, met and married in Greensboro, NC where they raised their two sons. She grew up in Oriental, NC on the Eastern Coast. She was the oldest of four sisters in an unusally close knit family that have remained close their entire lives. Her three sisters also moved to Greensboro where they met and married their husbands. The sisters always considered Oriental, NC their home and kept the 100-year-old house they grew up in until a few years ago. They have many cousins all over Eastern NC. Julia was an avid reader, excellent cook and did all kinds of needlework. She and her sister, Thelma, had their quilts shown on an international level and traveled throughout the US taking in shows and history. Julia and Cary were in the past active members of College Park Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Cary H. Brazelle, her son, David S. Brazelle and her sister, Thelma S. Godfrey. Julia is survived by her son, Bruce Mason Brazelle of Greer, SC, his sons, Mason (Joy) Brazelle of Columbus, OH, Nathan (Nicole) Brazelle and their three children, Chase, Peyton and Auston of Greer, SC; Diane (widow of David) Brazelle, and her son Davis of Greensboro, NC; Her sister, Lucille (widow of Kenneth) Wilber of Greenville, SC, her son, Kenneth II of Denver, CO; Her sister, Alma (widow of Paul) VanKerckhove, and her sons, Paul R. VanKerckhove, II and John VanKerckhove of Alta Vista, VA. There will be no local service or visitations. We respectfully request that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to America Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. We deeply appreciate all the acts of kindness shown to our family during our loss. Woodlawn Funeral Home www.woodlawn-fh.com  (Paid obituary)


 

Week of April 22, 2015

 

James Muse Rowe Jr., 71, of Alliance died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at home. He was a member of Alliance United Methodist Church.  He retired from PCS Phosphate as a general foreman after 39 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Harriett Rowe; five sons, Jim Rowe of Tennessee, Jeff Rowe of Englehard, Matthew Mitchell of Grantsboro, Don Rowe of Georgia and Jonathan Mitchell of Grantsboro; one daughter, Carolee OConnor of Elizabeth City; one brother, Mickey Rowe of Cedar Island; four sisters, Carolyn Rice of Alliance, Gail Isenhart of Stonewall, Shirley Brothers of Lowland and Patricia Henries of Arapahoe; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 22nd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Alliance United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Alliance United Methodist Church, c/o Earl Spencer, 999, Campen Rd. Bayboro, NC  28515.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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To each and every one of you who prayed for us, called, visited, brought food, sent flowers and plants and made donations in honor of our Mom, Hazel Tyndall, we want to thank you and tell you we appreciate all you did to lift us up. We were greatly blessed and encouraged through this time. 

Again, thank you all so much! 

 

Sheila, Sharon, Keith, Kevin and All the Tyndall Family

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Week of April 15, 2015

 

 

William Y. Bemis Jr., 70, of Arapahoe, NC passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on April 10, 2015.

Originally from Robersonville, NC, Bill attended Robersonville High School and graduated from East Carolina University before marrying his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life Claudia Smith. After working with companies like Stanley Works and Buehler Products, Bill wanted more time to be available to his family and started his own accounting business. He was well-respected for his tax expertise but cherished for the genuine care and kindness he showed to his clients, going the extra mile to help anyone in need. 

Intellectually curious and a man of deep faith, Bill enjoyed challenging others’—and his own—ways of thinking. For many years, he published his Prepare the Way ministry newsletter. He led lively discussions teaching the youth Sunday school class at Oriental United Methodist Church and serving as a co-leader for the Methodist Junior High Youth Fellowship. Later in life, he became a part-time roadie, carrying his beloved Claudia’s musical instrument cases to her many performances. Bill was a savior of lost animals and a self-proclaimed homebody, a good-humored contrarian and a big-hearted family man. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and equally adored by them. He will be remembered for his exceptionally generous and nurturing spirit.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents William and Elsie Bemis of Robersonville. He is survived by his wife Claudia, his sister Phyllis Ross and her husband Keater, his children John Bemis and Erin Butcher, his daughter-in-law Amy Gorely, his son-in-law Lee Butcher, his grandchildren Dale, Daulton, Shania, Destiny, Noah, and Rose, and his great-grandson Cooper.

A service was held at Oriental United Methodist Church on Monday, April 13th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Pamlico County or Pamlico County Rescue Squad. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of Pamlico County, CCHC New Bern Cancer Center, Pamlico Medical Center, and Carolina East Medical Center for their wonderful care.

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Susan Marie Keller, 65, of Minnesott Beach passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Susan was born August 18, 1949 as the daughter of Col. Gordon and Peggy Keller and was the big sister to Robert Keller.  She spent her early years as a proud military brat living in various places.  She was known in the community through her work with Keller Construction, Hollowell & Hollowell and First Citizens Bank.  Her years of work were only a small part of the woman that Susan was.

Susan's dream as a little girl was to become a mother, which came true four times over to three boys and one girl.   She proudly let everyone know just through her license plate. The love that she had in her heart led to the births of Scott, Erik, Summer and Gerry.  For each of us she became our first best friend, our mom, our  everything.

Despite the challenges she faced over the years, she was able to raise four kids as a single parent and did it amazingly well.  From having a home cooked meal every night, to being there through all of our success, to being a shoulder to lean on when we failed.   She was the best mother we could have asked for as her love for us never faltered. We now move on knowing how to be a parent, a friend and one who loves with all their heart.

On the night of Sunday April 12, 2015, our mom was reunited with her parents and her spirit will live on through her children, brother and grandchildren, Chance, Joshua, Charley and Abby. We love you.

Her memorial service will be held Thursday, April 16th at Arapahoe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529, Pamlico Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515 or Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Rd. Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC  28314.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of April 8, 2015


Glennie Gaskill Malone Flowers, 78, of Hobucken died Friday, April 3, 2015, at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther & Lucy Gaskill; her husbands, Daniel Neal Malone, Sr. and James Malcolm Flowers; and one sister, Metta Gaskill Swindell. She is survived by three children, Daniel Neal Malone, Jr., Kandy Lee Malone Lewis, and Michael Craig Malone; eight grandchildren, Daniel Shane Malone, Katelyn Grace Malone, Halie Marie Woods, Shana Lynn Lewis, Jessica Malone Jarman, Lukas Trace Malone, Steven Squires and Amy Griffin; one great-grandchild, Grayson Tucker Jarman; and two sisters, Sue Gaskill Gilgo and Mae Gaskill Lupton. Her memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 10 at Hobucken United Methodist Church. The family wishes to thank their mothers cousin, Nancy Rhoden, and the ladies from Hospice for all their help, love and support.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of April 1, 2015


Patricia Ann Belangia, 70, of Arapahoe passed away, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was an avid hobbyist, an accomplished musician and dedicated her life to her husband and family. She is survived by her husband, Elmo Bud Belangia of the home;

step-daughter, Cindy Conder of Louisville, KY; four brothers, Tom Hart of Lexington, KY, Bob Hart, Bill Hart, Jim Hart all of Louisville, KY; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild. Her memorial service was held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Arapahoe FWB Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette and the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or P.A.W.S, P.O. Box 888, Oriental, NC 28571.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Dorothy Overton Potter, 88, of Aurora passed away Saturday, March 28,2015, at The Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Campbells Creek United Methodist Church where she was the pianist for over 20 years.  She married Hal Curtis Potter Jr., who preceded her in death, and together they founded and co-owned Potter Oil Company in Aurora. She is survived by her four sons, Curtis Potter of Aurora, Thomas Tommy O. Potter of Plymouth, Marvin Randy Potter of Ayden and Jerry Dail Potter of Alliance; daughter, Mary Ann Potter of Washington, NC; brother, Orville Wright Overton of Harkers Island; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Her funeral service was held Tuesday, March 31st at Campbells Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Jones and the Rev. Steve Stutts officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Mixon Cemetery Fund, C/o Carlyle Paul, 30323 NC Hwy 33, Aurora, NC 27806.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Lula Letchworth Johnson Cayton, 87, of Aurora, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home. She was a member of White Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, James Johnson of Edward and Danny Johnson of Aurora; one daughter, Dianne Little of Aurora; one brother, Albert

Letchworth of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, March 30 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Community Home Care & Hospice, 222 Stewart Parkway Suite 100, Washington, NC  27889.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Mary Young, 93, of Oriental died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehab in Oriental, NC. Mary is survived by her two sons; Joseph Young (Josephine) of Arapahoe, NC, Fredrick Young (Cathy) of Staten Island, NY, and one granddaughter, Katherine Ann Weis (Jonathan C.) of Oriental.

 

Funeral arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.



Meritha Dowdle Purifoy, 72, of New Bern passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sons, Joel Dowdle and David Dowdle. She is survived by her husband, David Lee Purifoy Jr.; sons, Charles Anthony Tony Dowdle of Franklin, NC and John Daniel Purifoy of New Bern; three daughters, Mary Purifoy Bryant of Ocracoke, Susan M. Purifoy and Kristin Lee Purifoy, both of New Bern; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The family received friends on Sunday, March 29th at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to V.F.W. National Home, 3573 S Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI  48827.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Waldon Earl Sawyer, 76, of Aurora died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home. He will be loved and missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Ray Sawyer and sister, Shirley Sullivan. He is survived by his wife, Sina Sawyer; son, David E. Sawyer and wife, Ruby R., of New Bern; daughters, Mary Catherine Mullens and husband,

Alfred, of Reelsboro, Deborah Jean Caraway and husband, Jeff, of Florence, and Barbara Ann Baker and husband, Vernon Jr., of Greensboro; step-son, Marion Mercer and wife, Sherry, of Virginia; two brothers, Jerry Lee Stapleford and wife, Dixie, of New Bern and Kenneth Allen Sawyer and wife, Carol, of Newport News, Va.; sister, Sylvia Ann Ipock and husband, Steve, of Moyock; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The family received friends from Saturday, March 28th at Bryant Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 29th at the Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park with military honors and with the Rev. Dale Clark officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Chocowinity Church of God, 154 Ballard St., Chocowinity, NC 27817. 

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Siegfried Scholl (Ziggy), 72, of Alliance, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He came to this country in 1956 where he lived in Paterson, N.J. until he moved to Alliance in 1996. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nora Scholl, two daughters, Heidi Scholl of Virginia Beach, VA, and Nancy Cuozzo and husband, Bryan, of West Milford, NJ, one son, Brian Scholl and wife, Karen, of Oriental, and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at the Arapahoe United Methodist Church in Arapahoe with Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.




Hazel Spain Williamson Tyndall, 87, of Alliance formerly of Reelsboro, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Reelsboro Christian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.  She enjoyed traveling and camping, loved to cook and work in her yard and was also a seamstress.  She co-founded and co-owned Pamlico Home Builders with her husband, Julius Tyndall.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Esther Williamson; her husband of 47 years, Julius Tyndall; her daughter, Janis Renee Radcliff; her son, Julius Tyndall Jr.; four brothers, George Jr., Royce, James and Heber Williamson; and one sister, Lola Williamson.

She is survived by two sons, Darryl Keith Tyndall and wife, Betty, of Reelsboro and Kevin Milan Tyndall and wife, Donna, of Vandemere; two daughters, Sheila Tyndall Parrott and husband, Lane, and Sharon Tyndall Davis and husband, Jim, all of Alliance; her son-in-law, Clen Radcliff and fiancé, Cindy, her grandchildren, Lori Parrott Cox, Kelly Parrott, Seth Thomas Parrott, Ryan Renee Cofer (Jake), Jeffrey Von Davis (Cathy), James Brent Davis (Alecia), Keri Tyndall Midgette (Brent), Jason Milan Tyndall (Toni), Derek Beute, Daniel Beute, Ryan Green, Travis Green, Justin Radcliff (Kate), and Ivan Radcliff (Taylor); great-grandchildren, Dallas, Cody and Evie Cox, Donavon, Keegan, and Mac Lane Cofer, Todd Parker Davis and Josh Ward, Austin James Davis, Kelsi Midgette, Haley, Autumn and Avery Tyndall; special caregiver, Linda Lupton; and her faithful companion, Miss Priss. Her funeral will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 2nd at Reelsboro Christian Church with the Rev. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Hollywood Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Tuesday, March 31st at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Rescue Squad, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515 or ones favorite charity. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of March 11, 2015

 

 

Jean Lois AhKao, 82, of Oriental passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Carolina East Medical Center. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental. She retired from the Chatham Public School System in New York as the Health & Dental Hygiene Teacher.  Jean served as the past president of the New York State Dental Health Association. She was a graduate of the College of St. Rose with a Master’s Degree in political science. A loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Dick AhKao; two sons, James Monahan of Spencertown, New York and Robert Monahan of Rhinebeck, New York; two sisters, Gail Scott of Arizona and Dorothea Masten of Kinderhook, New York; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating. The family will receive friends at her vigil to be held at 7 p.m., Friday,

March 20th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Mae Bell Lewis Carawan, 89, of Aurora died Friday, March 6, 2015, at home. She was instrumental in starting Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was a charter member.  She was an official member of Dublin Grove OFWB Church and attended Wardens Grove OFWB Church. She is survived by three sons, Paul J. Carawan of Gastonia; John R. Carawan and Daniel M. Carawan, both of Aurora; one daughter, Pamela

Harrell of Aurora; brother, Michael Lewis of Lowland; sister, Vicky Paul of Alliance; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held 2:00 Tuesday, March 10 at Wardens Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. and the Rev. Aubrey Speer officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

James Malcolm Flowers, 79, of Hobucken, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at home. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and NADEP at Cherry Point.  He was loved by all that knew him and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Glennie Gaskill Flowers; son, James M. Flowers Jr.; daughter, Julie Oeltjen; step-sons, Daniel Malone and Michael Malone; and step-daughter, Kandy Lewis; three brothers, Merle Flowers of Fernley, NV, Ira Lynwood Flowers of Bayview, NC and Douglas Flowers of Arapahoe; two sisters, Faye Robbins and Annette West, both of New Bern; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of March 4, 2015


Eugene Erford Secord, Jr., age 64, of Winterstown, PA and formerly of Jarrettsville, MD, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at York Hospital. He was born August 31, 1950 in Hancock, NY, son of Eugene E. Secord, Sr., of Hancock, NY and Aileen Gregory Nuth of Jarrettsville. Eugene was employed by Amtrak and was a commercial fisherman. He is survived, in addition to his parents, by his step-father, Raymond Nuth of Jarrettsville, two sisters, Debbie Bell of White Hall and Suze Crowley of Morrobay, California and by nieces and nephews, Christina Bell, Ryan Bell and Valerie Bell. Also surviving are man friends and family. Services and burial will be held at a later date in North Carolina. Kurtz Funeral Home, P.A. was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.kurtzfh.com. His mother, Aileen, is formerly of Pamlico County. 

 

Week of February 25, 2015

 

Mary Chandler, 89, passed away Friday, February 13.  She moved to Camp Jo Jane from New Jersey in 1989. She was an active member of the Arapahoe United Methodist Church and also attended St. Paul’s. She volunteered at Hospice and the Arapahoe Charter School. She is survived by sons, Robert and Ralph, and daughter, Sharon, and their families. 

 

 

Week of February 18, 2015

 

 

Alene B. Cole of Grantsboro, N.C. formerly of Moraga, CA and Shaker Heights, OH peacefully at home after a brief illness. Beloved wife of Michael Mispagel. Devoted mother of Marc Zaller and Loretta Lennon of Sandwich, MA, Jeffrey Zaller and Kimberly Hunt of New Bedford, MA, and Elizabeth Raz of Corrales, N.M. Cherished sister of Stan Cole and Susan Cole.  Daughter of the late Louis and Meriam (Mandel) Cole.  Loving grandmother of Aaron and Elisa Nunes-Zaller, Oren and Nicole Raz, Lindsey

Adams, Sonny and Amanda Zaller and Emily and Benjamin Hunt. Dear former mother-in-law of Aurora Nunes. Alene and her husband, Mike sailed around the world for 25 years on their home built boat, Nin.  They settled and built a home by the Neuse River in

2008. Services held privately. Online condolences to the family may be made to bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Carol Kennedy Erwin, 66, of Oriental passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, at home. Carol’s life was robust and full of Love.  We appreciate all the love and support our family and friends gave us over the last year.  She knew she was loved, just as much as you knew you were loved by her.  Cancer took her, but her spirit won. That was her gift to all of us.  She worried more about us, her family and friends, than she did about herself during this ordeal. A dear friend, Tim Dallas, we lost this past year, said, People often get too busy living life and forget to take time to live.  Carol was always ready for an "adventure" and embodied living life to the fullest: traveling extensively, living in Europe, living on a sail boat for 8 years, cruising the Caribbean, and finally pottery.  All little girls want to play in the mud, and she became an accomplished potter in the last years.  Carol truly possessed a Happy Spirit and will be missed. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, R. Ashely Erwin; son, Kenneth Hyatt Bradshaw; daughter, Heather Lynn Turnage; step-son, W. Scott Erwin; sister, Patricia Irene Davis; six grandchildren, William Albert Glass, Emily Lynn Grace Glass, Kaitlynn Bradshaw, Juliann Bradshaw, Chase Erwin and Hope Erwin; and great-granddaughter, Sophia. A private memorial service for Carol will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55 E., Grantsboro, NC, 28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of February 11, 2015

 

Barry Allen Beauchamp, 73, of Oriental passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport. He was a member and first responder of Station #25 Florence/Whortonsville V.F.D. and former member and first responder of Station #19 Southeast Pamlico V.F.D.  He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Federal Government as an accountant.  He was an EMS instructor at Pamlico Community College, was instrumental in starting the First Responder Program in Pamlico County and formerly served as assistant Pamlico County Fire Marshal. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gayle Beauchamp; his brother, Donald R. Beauchamp Jr. of Boonesboro, Maryland; brother-in-law, W. Craig Thompson and wife, Nancy, of Ashburn, VA; two nieces, Nikki Thompson and Melissa Pilant and husband, Jonah; nephew, Eric Beauchamp; and great-nephew, Mason Pilant. His memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Joseph Joey” Connor Bennett, 37, of Stonewall passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. He was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed coaching Babe Ruth League Baseball. He is survived by his wife, Casie Bennett; father, George Bennett of Stonewall; mother and step-father, Susan Whitman and Steve, of Cedartown, GA; sons, Payton and Jaxon Bennett of the home; daughter, Brittany Cahoon of the home; and four sisters, Debbie Messerli of Cave Junction, OR, Eva Anderson of Sun Valley, CA, Nancy Owens of Bridgeton and Brandy Bennett of Cedartown, GA. His memorial service was held at on Tuesday, February 10 at Stonewall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Register and the Rev. Johnny Gainey officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to the Bennett Family, First South Bank, PO Box 316, Grantsboro, NC  28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Delma ONeal White, 71 of Grantsboro passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home. He was a member of Amity Christian Church where he served as elder and deacon. He owned and operated a water, sewer & utilities company for thirty-five years.  He also owned and operated Hildel & H&D Land Development Company.  He was an avid deer hunter and loved to shrimp and fish and enjoyed other outdoors activities with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Hilda White of the home; one son, Neal White of Grantsboro; one daughter, Tina Hancock of New Bern; one sister, Martha Sue Southern of Reelsboro; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two nephews, Mike White of Havelock and Andy Morton of Reelsboro and his special friend, “Little Bit”. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell and Rev. Kenny Conner officiating.  Interment followed at the church cemetery. The family received friends Friday evening at Bryant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amity Christian Church, 1831 Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, NC  28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of February 4, 2015


Winford “Wimpy” Errol Belangia, 71, of Arapahoe passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at home. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church.  He owned and operated Belangia’s Supermarket since 1973 and helped start the Arapahoe V.F.D.  He was a die-hard Harley Davidson rider and a charter member of

the H.O.G. Club.  He enjoyed fishing and being on the water and was a Nascar fan. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Elmo Belangia, Sr. and his son, Derek. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Belangia; his mother, Lela Belangia of Arapahoe; son, Robert Belaniga and wife, Lisa, of Arapahoe;

brother, Elmo “Bud” Belangia and wife, Pat, of Arapahoe; sister, Barbara Javaras of Chicago; three grandchildren, Craig Belangia and wife, Breanna, of Arapahoe, Ruark “Ru” Belangia and Amanda Hancock, both of Riverview, Fla; one great-grandchild, Kyla Belangia of Arapahoe; nieces, Cindy Conder and husband, Steve, of Louisville, KY and Dr. Kristin Javaras of Cambridge, MA; and his buddies, Ajax, Binkie and Molly. His memorial service will be held Sunday, February 1 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Cindy Midyette, Penny Dollar Farmer and Gary Bryan officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Pamlico County Hospice, 11146 Hwy 55 E, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or ones favorite charity. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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I want to start off by saying Thank You for all the support and love you all have provided.  It means a lot to my family and me. 

 

Luther Paul Buckner was a man loved and cared for by many. He would chat with anyone, keep up with you, and sometimes even leave you a special gift. Over these last couple of days I have got to visit with a lot of folks, and hear wonderful stories about my Grandpa. These stories have carried me this last week and helped so much. 

Grandpa was the man who made you laugh when you were hurt or hurting. 

When I was about 6 years old I had a bicycle and so I decided I wanted to see how fast I could go, I did that a lot in life. Well I went as fast as I could around the cul-de-sac, and soon my fast little self ended up a scraped little girl.  Grandpa came running out, I'm screaming and crying throwing a fit and he says "did you hurt the asphalt?" I stopped everything and looked at him confused, he laughed and I started laughing. He had a way with that. You couldn't be hurt or sad around him. He made you always feel good. I loved that about him. He could even do it over the phone. 

When I moved away I would call him and let him know what was going on in my life. He would always give me advice of what he thought would help. I would also find how he was doing and what was going on with him. 90% of the time I called at a bad time.  By bad time I mean Grandpa saying; I was in back of the house or I was outside, other times he'd be talking a nap, eating, just lots of things normal people would do. Soon he got a cell phone.  It was a shock to me. But when he had a land line he would try as fast as he could to get to the phone and he almost always could answer it.  He would stop whatever he was doing and just talk to me. He talked to me until his neck hurt and his arm hurt. Then he'd tell me he had to go. We'd say our I love you's and get off the phone.

Eventually the conversations changed from Grandpa just doing normal things, to when I called him and all the sudden he would start to say,   "Well I bought an electric bike, I got a scooter, I got a motorcycle today." Talk about messing with someone's nerves. I guess that's a little payback.  He took in a rebellious teenager and talked to a deaf ear, but a learning brain.  I never knew how much my grandpa did for me until I did a little growing up. I am who I am today because of him. 

Those motorcycles though, man he loved riding them. He talked about riding to Oklahoma all the time. I always tried convincing him to fly, but he didn't want to deal with TSA. He had a few choice words about them. He stayed busy always finding something to do. Living the life he loved. Finding one hobby after another.

He loved this little boy named Russel very much. He would ask me it seemed like everyday is he talking yet. Soon Russel could say this and that and it didn't matter if Grandpa  could understand him or not he had a conversation with him.  The last conversation we had was Friday, January 16, he got to tell Russel and me he loved us and we got to do the same.  From then on he couldn't talk, he was resting or too tired.  He's now forever resting in The Kingdom of God. Grandpa taught me a lot about God. When you turn to him all your burdens will go away. All you got to do is pray. He read so much of the Bible to my sister and me. He took us to church every Sunday. Always made sure we had $2.00 in our pockets. And he always made sure we looked nice. He wanted us to be proper and dress like a lady. I don't know how he put up with my tomboy stage. 

This man loved me and everyone else no matter what they did. His love shows in all the things he did for everyone and will forever remain here.  He was the kind of man after God's own heart.  He was a man after all and like all man he wasn't perfect, but God knows that, and loves all of man anyways. My grandfather had that type of love. That's why I have strength and why you have strength is because of the love. The love will carry all of us though this. 

When I got here I was looking through things and I came across a book of poems I went to go look at it and it fell open to a page. It was like he was speaking to me through the poem. He has done a lot of that this week. 


When I must leave you

For a little while-

Please do not grieve

And shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you

Through the years,

 

But start out bravely

With a gallant smile;

And for my sake

And for my name

Live on and do

All things the same,

 

Feed not your lonliness

On empty days,

But fill each waking hour

In useful ways,

 

Reach out your hand

In comfort and in cheer

And I in turn will comfort you

And hold you near;

 

And never, never

Be afraid to die

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

 

To finish I would like to recite a quote  by John Green

 

The Fault in Our Stars

 

"There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."

 

That quote couldn't possibly speak any more to us right now.

 

He may not be here physically, but he love is, and love is infinite. 

Just like God's love. 

 

Thank You,

Christal Arnold-Wells

(Paid Obituary)

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Edith Louise Ballance Kirk, 82, of Lowland passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at home. She was a member of Wardens Grove OFWB Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Arthur Lee Kirk; one son, Arthur S. Kirk of Florida; one daughter, Mary L. Kirk of Maryland; two sisters, Dapthney Walker of Sand Hill and Mildred Fulford of Lowland; and one granddaughter, Alison M. Baitz. Her memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of January 28, 2015

 

Willis Bass, 72, of Bayboro passed away January 17, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Susan Bass; two daughters,

Jennifer B. Okvist and husband, Peter, of Alliance, and Lisa Bass of California; four grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, Tiffany and Andrew; two brothers, Roger Bass and Terry Bass; and sister, Cindi. Will served three tours in Vietnam and three tours on the drill field at Parris Island in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He retired as Master Sergeant after over 22 years of service. His memorial service with military honors was held Tuesday, January 27 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Wolk officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Rd. Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28314.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Curtis “Scooter” Potter Lewis, Jr., 68, of Manteo, NC died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home. A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late Curtis Potter Lewis, Sr. and Nancy Etheridge Beals. Scooter was a veteran of the US Army, formerly owned and operated a surveying company, founded and operated Scoots Pizza of Oriental, NC, and was an accomplished musician. Scooter is survived by two sons, Luke Lewis of San Francisco, CA and Mack Lewis of New Orleans, LA. A memorial service was held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Manteo First Assembly with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks Hotline, PO Box 1490, Manteo, NC 27954. (Paid Obituary)

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jimmy Derrell Watson passed away in Whortonsville, North Carolina, on January 14th, 2015, at the age of 67. Jimmy was born on October 23, 1947in Quanah, Texas, to James and Adelyne Watson.  He grew up near Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Meadow High School in Meadow, Texas in 1966.  Jimmy served in the Army from 1967 to 1973 and later studied electronics in Oklahoma City.

He married Elyse Wilkes in 1974 in Placerville, Colorado, and was a caring stepfather to Elyse’s daughter, Rachael.  Jimmy constructed a home for them in a beautiful rural setting near Norwood, Colorado.  He worked at the Telluride Ski Area and enjoyed elk hunting, fishing, downhill and crosscountry skiing in the mountains there.

In 1984, they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he renovated two homes for the family.  He worked at the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute (NMERI) and frequently rode his bicycle to work.

In 1997, Jimmy and Elyse moved to Whortonsville, North Carolina.  Again, Jimmy used his skills to remodel their home and for many years was employed as a marine mechanic at several local marinas in nearby Oriental, North Carolina.  He enjoyed boating and fishing.

Jimmy was admired for his kind heart, entertaining nature, and many life-learned skills.  He was accomplished at marine mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, auto repair, and welding. — abilities appreciated by many.  He had a love of nature and enjoyed cooking and reading. 

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elyse Watson, of Albuquerque, NM; his stepdaughter, Rachael Dollahon, of St Petersburg, FL; and relatives in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Mexico, New Mexico, and California.  Jimmy was preceded in death by his father James Watson, his mother Adelyne Kirby Watson, his sister Shirley, and his brother Jerry Lynn.

A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Watson residence, 267 Old Lupton Road, Whortonsville, North Carolina.  Martha Brown will officiate. (Paid obituary)


 

Week of January 21,2015


Margaret Agnes Bennett, 87, of Glen Allen, VA, formerly of Pamlico County, entered into eternal rest on December 31, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Bennett Sr. She is survived by her sons, Edmond Jr. (Cheryl) of Glen Allen, Va. and James (Saliha) of Raleigh; daughters, Christine (David) Carroll of Suffolk, Va. and Ann (John) Grey of Vanceboro; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service was held on January 19th at Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Robert Buddy Thomas Jones, 49, of Goose Creek died Tuesday, January 13,2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Trudy Bennett of Goose Creek; brother, P.J. Jones of Goose Creek; two sisters, Susie Eastwood of Goose Creek and Pam Tyson of Kinston; and nine nieces and nephews. His graveside service was held Saturday, January 17th at Caton Cemetery, Goose Creek. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial donations be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Jack Dennis Russell, 63 of Merritt, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. He served proudly in the USMC attaining the rank of SGT in 1974 as a team leader with the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. After serving 4 years with the Marines, he served over 2 years as a SGT with the U.S. Army, 1st 504th, 82nd Airborne. Upon honorable discharge, his career in law enforcement spanned decades, during which he spent many happy and productive years as a Game Warden for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. In retirement, Jack loved the outdoors, particularly sailing.

Jack is survived by his son Jack Russell and wife Angela of Maine, sisters Diane Backus and husband Steven of Delaware and Denise Russell of Arapahoe, NC, nieces Pennie and Mary, and his nephew Jesse and Steven. Services will be private per family request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation in his name.

 

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville.

 

Week of January 14, 2015



Isla Lee Bennett, 102, of Reelsboro went home to be with her Lord & Savior, Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Rex Bennett Sr. and daughter, Margaret Bennett Toler.

A beloved mother, grandmother and granny, she is survived by her sons, Milford Rex Bennett Jr. and wife, Betty, Ray Wheeler Bennett and wife, Carolyn, and Ken Maynard Bennett and wife, Juanita, all of Reelsboro; daughter, Mildred Bennett Green and husband, Jim, of New Bern; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, two nieces and three nephews.

Her funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 14th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach and the Rev. Seth Jones officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives from Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to ones favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Jonah Allen Carawan, infant, passed away January 6, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, Richard Carawan and Alexus Spivey; maternal grandparents, Larry & Ruth Spivey and Lyn Deal; paternal grandfather, Lonnie Carawan; maternal great-grandfather, Larry Spivey Sr.; and paternal great-grandmother, Gretchen Bennett. Memorial services were held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

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William T. "Bill" Gilgo, 75, longtime resident of New Bern, NC passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 5, 2015. Bill was born on June 12, 1939 in Washington, NC, where he grew up, met his wife, Glenda, and was a member of the 1956 Washington Pam Pack Walk of Fame Team. Bill graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC where he had an illustrious football career as "The Golden Toe", kicking many late-game field goals in critical moments. He was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 as a member of the Class of 1961-62.

Bill was a recipient of the NC State Long Leaf Pine Award for his years of service as a State Probation Officer. He retired to enjoy boating, fishing, gardening, and travel and his family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Jim Gilgo, as well as, brothers; James Gilgo, Jimmy Silverthorne and Gordon Mixon. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Glenda; son, Chuck, and his wife Kristi, of New Bern, son, Kip, and his wife Sandi, of New Bern, daughter, Marty White of Bayboro, nine grandchildren; Josh White, Steve Gilgo, Lindsay White, Hunter Gilgo, Sydney Gilgo, Allyson White, Blair Gilgo, William White and Garrett Gilgo; and his sister, Geraldine Newbern of Washington, NC.

The family visited with friends Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, January 9, 2015 at Pollock-Best Chapel with Rev. Charlene Pierce Guider officiating. Burial followed at New Bern Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pollockbest.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials may be given to the Craven County Hospice PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28561; St. Jude's Children's Research Center 262 Danny Thomas Place  Memphis, TN 38105; Trinity United Methodist Church, 2311 Elizabeth Ave. New Bern, NC 28562 or the charity of your choice.

 

Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Gilgo Family


 

December 3, 2014

 

Joan Worzel Blair, 84, of Oriental died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William Anthony Blair; two sons, William Blair Jr. of New Bern and Marc Blair of New Bern; two daughters, Vivian Blair of Oriental and Eleanor Brosius of Centreville, Va. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The Hope Clinic, PO Box 728, Bayboro, NC  28515. No services are planned.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



Roy Lucky Raymond Ludvigsen, 94, of Grantsboro passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Apostolic Christian Church in Wisconsin.  He was an avid bee keeper and Ham Radio operator. He was preceded in death by his son, Robin Charles Ludvigsen. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mildred R. Ludvigsen; two sons, Roy Ludvigsen Jr. and wife, Phyllis, of Amissville, Va. and Chris Ludvigsen and wife, Janet, of Arkansas; daughter, Suzanne Lacy and husband, Jim, of Texas; daughter-in-law, Linda Ludvigsen of Grantsboro; brother, Robert Ludvigsen of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; sister, Marion Palmer of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3 at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

Jeffrey Lynn Daniels, 75, of South Creek, died Monday, December 1, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Washington. He attended Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.  He retired from Station #12 Norfolk Fire Department and on his day off served as an U.S. Marshal. He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Sandra Gaskins Daniels; son, Lt. Col William Jeffrey Daniels and wife, Lydia, of Fort Knox, Kentucky; daughters, Jane Lynette Daniels of St. Augustine, Fla. and Adrienne Leigh Daniels of South Creek; three brothers, Ashley Daniels of South Creek, Henry Daniels of Belhaven, and Kirby Daniels of Trenton; three sisters, Mavis Powers, Darnell Smith, and Bertie Arnhols, all of South Creek; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and beloved companion, Missy”. His memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 4 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating and military honors. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Dublin Grove FWB Church, c/o Fay Peele, 282 Peele Rd., Aurora, NC  27806.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



Janie Bolton Millard, 73, of Aurora, went to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday, November 29, 2014. She was born in Wayne County in June 1941 to Richard Thomas Bolton and Rachel Coley Bolton.  She was employed by Potash Corp. until her retirement in 2004.  She was a member of White Hill OFWB Church and enjoyed church activities and various crafts.

In addition to her parents, Janie was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Robert Ray Millard, her brother, William Richard Bolton, and nephew, Ricky Bolton.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving family, including, her sons, Christopher K. Millard and wife, Sherylee, and Ray Jefferson Jeff” Millard, both of Aurora; three granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; step-daughters, Martha Worsley of Ocean Isle Beach and Debbie Lyon of Mt. Airy; stepsons, Richard R. Millard Jr. of Tarboro and Lisle Millard of Newnan, Ga.; and nine step-grandchildren.

Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3rd at White Hill OFWB Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to White Hill OFWB Church Bldg. Fund, PO Box 519, Aurora, NC  27806 or American Lung Assoc., 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 800, Washington, DC  20004. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of November 26, 2014

 

 

Our beautiful angel, Delphia Ipock Caraway, 55, of Florence, went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, November 16, 2014. She and her husband, Sherwood, were members of Concord Christian Church in Florence.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, hero, best friend, simply an amazing woman.  She was a Jill of all trades, no job too large, no task too small, her drive was paralleled by no other.  A

woman of many talents, capable of single handedly conquering all challenges, yet nurturing enough to meet the smallest need of her loved ones.  She loved with a passion that most people only read about in fairy tales.  Her love and influence will guide many throughout the course of their lives, the support she gave and the sacrifices she made will be dearly missed but cherished by all.

She is survived by her soulmate of 41 years, Sherwood Caraway; her daughters, Amber C. Spain and husband, Derek, of Florence and Lisa Caraway, also of Florence; her mother, Frances Ipock of Bridgeton; brother, Andy Ipock and wife, Gladys, of Bridgeton; sister, Lori Lee of Ernul; and three grandchildren, Emma, Morgan and Blake Spain.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Stephens officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Friday evening at thefuneral home. Online condolences may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



George Pollard Willis, 82, of Bairds Creek passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at home. He was a lifelong farmer and resident of Pamlico County in the Bairds Creek area.  He was a member of Amity Christian Church where he served as a deacon, superintendent and the board of trustees. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seth Austin Willis and Eva Pipkin Willis, two brothers, Seth Austin Willis and Lionel E. Willis, and four sisters, Lois Blackwell, Elsie Keel, Sara Alice Munns, and Kathleen

Koelliker. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ramona I. Willis; and 18 nieces and nephews. His funeral was held Sunday, November 23 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of November 12, 2014

 

Paul Wayne Davis, 51, of Arapahoe died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Davis; his mother, Ann Davis of Arapahoe; stepdaughter, Linda Gayle Ross of Dawson Creek; two brothers, Thomas Allen Davis of Merritt and Harley Dale Davis of Morehead City; sister, Sue Ann Davis of Arapahoe; and one grandchild. His funeral service was held Saturday, November 8 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment was in Lee Family Cemetery. The family received friends following the service at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Kay Francis Cuthrell Herring, 79, of New Bern, NC, passed away on November 6, 2014 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband J.T. Herring. She is survived by her sons, Terry Herring and Robert Herring of Grantsboro; her sisters Peggy Kucan and Linda Griffin; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Monday, November 10 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family received friends Sunday, November 9 at Cotten Funeral Home.  

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  

 

Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. 

Mary Jane is survived by her son Douglas Whitfield and daughter-in-law Kimberly Whitfield of Las Vegas; sisters Elizabeth Mitchell of Reelsboro, North Carolina and Mary Lee Dike of Las Vegas, Nevada as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special cousin Charlene Richards of Plymouth, North Carolina.  She was preceded in death by brothers Stanley Hodges Jr. and James “Jimmy” Hodges and by her husband Bennie Ireland, her second husband Fred Waldrop, and by her first husband Fenner Whitfield.  Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.    Mary Jane was a great nature lover and found great joy in gardening and raising her pets.  She loved to cook and share recipes with everyone.   She leaves behind a host of extended family and friends and will be sorely missed by those who knew her.  “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

Arrangements were by La Paloma Funeral Home in Henderson, Nevada.  On-line condolences may be posted at www.lapalomafuneralservices.com\lapaloma Services and burial to be held in Lowland, North Carolina in the spring of 2015.

 

 

Week of November 5, 2014

 

Larry Milford Dorman, 70, of Oriental died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at home. He is survived by two sons, Ryan Dorman of Oriental and Judd Dorman of Florida; three sisters, Faye Dorman, Eloise Dorman and Barbara Ogburn, all of Florida; and one granddaughter, Amanda.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Willie Samuel Tyndall Sr., 83, of Alliance passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. He attended Faith Christian Assembly of God and was an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Lee Tyndall and great-grandson, Abel Thomas Schofell. He is survived by two sons, Willie Tyndall Jr. and wife, Brenda, and Mark Tyndall and wife, Jammie, all of Alliance; two daughters, Kathy Tyndall of Alliance and Connie Hallman and husband, Todd Hallman (U.S. Army Ret.) of Hope Mills; one brother, Myron Tyndall and wife, Myrtice, of Alliance; 15 grandchildren, Jamie Schofell, Jenny Schofell, Jeffery Schofell Jr., U.S. Navy Corpsman Ryan Tyndall, Cory Tyndall, U.S. Army Specialist Shane Tyndall, Joseph Avery, David Johnston Jr., Kasey Tyndall, Mark Smithwick, Ben Smithwick, Joanna Smithwick, William Hallman, Chase Hallman and Jaana Hallman; and six great-grandchildren, Mariah Stowe, Alex Williamson, Matt Williamson, Kamden Schofell, Makenna Smithwick and Olivia Tyndall. His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 5 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardison officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Hospice 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center, 290 Keel Rd., Grantsboro, NC  28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



William (Ray) Wetherington, 82, of Trent Woods passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at home. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, was a member of St. Johns Masonic Lodge #0003 and Elks Lodge and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Clark Wetherington; two sons, Bill Wetherington and wife, Paula, of Trent Woods and John Wetherington and wife, Stephanie, of New Bern; two sisters, Jean Boyd of New Bern and Barbara Wetherington of Kingston, Canada; four grandchildren, Tracey Lewis, Michael Harris, Kayley Wetherington, and Ashley Wetherington; and three great-grandchildren, Alana & Noah Lewis and Sky Harris. His funeral service was held Monday, November 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Estes and the Rev. Mike Scott officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL  33607. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Week of October 15, 2014

 

Mildred Jean Norman, 80, of Ernul, died October 8, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She retired from Moen. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jarvis of Pamlico County, Terry Minor of New Bern; one son, Tracy Ipock of Ernul;  two sisters, Ruth Blandford and Helen Broughton, both of Pamlico County, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Week of October 8, 2014

 

Donna Margaret Schmidt Bridges, of Grantsboro, died peacefully on Thursday, October 2, at the family home surrounded by her family and close friends after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olene and Vincent Schmidt, her daughter, Melissa Bridges, a brother, Patrick Schmidt and her nephew Brian

Schmidt. Surviving are her husband of thirty-seven years Lewis Bridges, her son

Nicholas Bridges and wife Lisa of Grantsboro. Her loving grandchildren Lexi, Carter and Colby Bridges, sister, Kathy Pfannenstiel and husband George, brother Michael Schmidt and wife Elsa, brothers John Schmidt and David Schmidt, all of Grantsboro.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews. She was a former Pamlico County Commissioner and School Board member.  She was also a member of the Pamlico County Booster Club and the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The memorial services were held Saturday, October 4, at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Michael Roach officiating. Visitation was held at Bryant Funeral Home before the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Pamlico County, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or PAWS of Pamlico County, PO Box 888, Oriental, NC 28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home of Alliance.

 

 

Luella Cayton Bennett Brinson, 87, of Minnesott Beach passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at The Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Arapahoe FWB Church and also attended Amity Christian Church. Mrs. Luella served dutifully for 24 years as the wife of Pamlico County Sheriff, Leland Brinson and together they served as charter members of Pamlico County Rescue Squad.  She also served on the board of directors at Pamlico Community College, delivered Meals on Wheels, and ran Luellas Beauty Shop for 30 years. Luella took great pride in being a wonderful mother, grandmama/Mema, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin Bennett and Leland Brinson; her son, Keith Bennett; her brother, Lathel Ward Cayton; and special sister, Lessie Hayes. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Bennett and husband, David Tyndall, of Arapahoe; two grandchildren, Tracy Bennett and Kacy Forbes & husband, Jeremy; one great-grandchild, Kayton Forbes; and daughter-in-law, Gloria Tyndall & husband, Glenn. Her funeral was held Monday, October 6, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment followed in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Katherine Billie Glean Manthe, 70, of Fairfield Harbor died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at home. She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, George L. Manthe, three sons, Brett Manthe and wife, Janice, of Leesburg, Virginia, Wayne Manthe and wife, Colleen, of Jefferson, Georgia and Matthew Manthe and wife, Cheryl, of Miller Place, New York; two sisters, Glenda Godden of New York and Muriel Evaschuck of Florida; and five grandchildren, Zachary, Gannon, Shea, Jake and Sophie. Her memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 10, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Webber officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Craven County Hospice, PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC  28561.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Earline V. Calcutt Miles, 87, of Grantsboro, formerly of South Carolina, born September 11, 1927 passed away October 5, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Miles, and two grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Richards (Danny) of Youngsville and Brenda Spain (Bruce) of Stonewall; step-children, Faye Miles, Russell Miles (Janlyn) and Judy Yarborough, all of South Carolina; sister, Emma Hill (James) of Winnesboro, SC; brother, Gene Calcutt (Marie) of Florence, SC; brother-in-laws, Harry Parkhurst and Joe Parkhurst, both of Lake City, SC; sister-in-laws, Irene Arnold of Chariton, Iowa and

Peggy Hudson of Effingham, SC; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Hewitt Family Cemetery, Florence, SC. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to ones favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Edith Emery Mills, 91, of Oriental passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at The Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Oriental First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Steve Emery & Della Pittman Emery and her husband, Frank Mills. She is survived by her son, Frank Mills III and wife, Elizabeth, of Raleigh; her daughter, Gloria Tyndall and husband, Glenwood, of Oriental; sister, Pearl Carey and husband, Louie, of New Bern; and three grandchildren, Tracy Bennett, Jonathan Mills and Lauren Fye and husband, Gary. Her funeral was held Tuesday, October 7 at Oriental First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Oriental Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Oriental First Baptist Church, 605 Broad St., Oriental, NC  28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Donald Don” Clayton Wilson, 57, of Arapahoe died September 29, 2014, at

CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and playing golf. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Anna Wilson; one son, Brian Wilson of Oriental; one daughter, Candice Marsh of New Jersey; two step-sons, Jason Crawford of WA and Nicholas Crawford of New Jersey; one brother, Kenneth Wilson and wife, Nancy, of New Jersey; and three grandchildren,

Amelia, Dominique and Heidi. His memorial service will be held 11am, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of October 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

Brenda Suzy” Hastings Alitto, RNC, 66, of Oriental, NC passed away at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC on September 28, 2014. She was born in Shelby, NC, graduating from Shelby High School in 1966. She attended Western Carolina University and received her Registered Nurse credentials from NC Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University. She was employed as a Certified Psychiatric Nurse at multiple facilities throughout the United States including VA Medical Centers at Lebanon, PA; Topeka, KS and Perryville, MD. She also worked at Rouge Valley Hospital, Medford, OR; Duke University Hospital; Butner, NC Federal Correctional Institute; University of Alabama, Birmingham Hospital and Philhaven Hospital, Mt. Gretna, PA. Her last position was with Neuse Mental Health, New Bern, NC. Her recent passion was theater and was active in the Oriental Old Theater, acting in multiple plays over the past 10 years. She was also an active member of the Minnesott Golf and Country Club and the Red Hat Society and a volunteer for Hospice of Pamlico Co. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Z. Hastings and Elizabeth G. Hastings, of Shelby. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Samuel P. Alitto of Oriental and her son, Anthony J. Alitto of Orlando, FL, as well as three cousins, Donald Peters of Grover, NC, Robert Ellis of Durham, NC and Stephen Ellis of Salisbury, NC. Those wishing to speak with the family may do so from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home on Thursday, October 2 with a memorial service following at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave, Suite 111, Wilmington, NC  28403.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


Dorthea Doris Antoneia Bischoff, 69, of Oriental passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014. She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Church where she was a member of the church choir. She was a member of SCOO (Sailing Club of Oriental), a part of SHAW Ministry, enjoyed the card game MahJongg and an avid gardner. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Bischoff; five daughters, Linda Stiene, Barbara Eckner, Victoria Toth, Cynthia Kolp, & Erica McGovern; two brothers, two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held 4 p.m., Friday, September 26, at St.

Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Tom Tilley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematoyr.com


Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

 

 

 

Muriel Walker Daniels, 99, of Hampton, VA, passed away at Sentara Careplex after a short illness on Thursday September 25, 2014. God sent a butterfly down to carry our Mom to heaven on its wings. Muriel said the first people she wanted to see was her mother that she lost at age 12, then to see her granddaughter, Kristie that passed away at the age of 13. Mom had a plan and died on Kristie’s birthday. Mom was born July 3, 1915 in the backwoods of Edward, NC. Her mother was Charlotte Reed Walker, father was Frank Stevenson Walker. She was married to Morris A. Daniels for 61 years and leaves behind three children, Karen Keast (Jerry) of Hampton, Sharon Daniels of Great Bridge, Morris Daniels (Susan) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Mike Johnson, Laurie Baker, Linda Goodson, Joshua Daniels and Jessica Daniels; great-grandchildren, Michele Humphries, Austin Johnson, Laurissa Baker, Ryan Baker, Rachel Johnson, Nathan Nightengale. The family received friends Sunday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton, VA. A funeral service was held at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, NC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  Interment was in Star Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 98, Stonewall, NC 28583.

 


Edward Pee-Wee Horace Jackson, 88, of New Bern passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at home. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the New Bern Shrine Club, Sudan Temple & St. Johns Masonic Lodge #3.  He owned and operated New Bern Furniture. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah McDaniel Jackson. He is survived by his two sons, Billy E. Jackson and Jerry G. Jackson & wife, Jeanne, all of New Bern; five grandchildren, Jesse Jackson, Crystal Jackson, Eddie Jackson & wife, Emily, Christopher Jackson and Nancy Ayers; and nine great-grandchildren. His memorial service was held Friday, September 26 at Bryant Funeral Home. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL  33607 or ones favorite charity. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


Gregory Dale Midyette, 57, of Arapahoe passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Renee, one son Eric Morris (Wendy) of Arapahoe, two daughters Amanda Midyette Bailey (Steven) of Plant City, FL, and Sarah Midyette of Arapahoe. Granddaughters Erica Morris, Kaley Tijerina and Alyssa Bailey. He is also survived by one sister Donna Bray of Reelsboro, two brothers, Bruce Midyette (Cindy) and Jerry Midyette (Sherre), both of Arapahoe. A Memorial Service was held Monday, September 15, 2014 at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe with the Reverend Merritt Watson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Christian Church Columbarium Fund. 



Johnnie Lewis Green, 83, of Roberts Rd., Grantsboro died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member and elder at Amity Christian Church. He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Alice Kinnion of Blounts Creek and several other nieces and nephews. His funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Amity Christian Church with the Dr. Bob Cayton and the Rev. Kenny Connor officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Cuthrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Kevin Sanders Catfish” Whorton, 57, of Florence passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Duke Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen George “S.G.” Whorton, brother, Gary Whorton and sister-in-law, Helen Whorton. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Whorton of Florence; and brother, Larry Whorton and wife, Mary Helen “Duck” Whorton, of Arapahoe. His funeral service was held Saturday, September 27 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment followed in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA  22116-8034. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Week of September 24, 2014

 

Helen Bernadette Mammes Albanese of Oriental, NC died Sunday September 21, 2014 at The Courtyards at Berne Village. She is preceded in death by husband Peter A. Albanese, and brother John G. Mammes  Helen is survived by daughter Paula Valinoti and son-in-law Joe Valinoti of Oriental. Services will be Tuesday September 30, 2014 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental, NC at 11am, with Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Craven County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610 New Bern, NC 28561 or to St Thomas Episcopal Church, 402 Freemason St., Oriental, NC 28571. Condolences may be made to the Albanese family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com

Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory in charge of arrangements.

Sherri Lynn Hollowell, 54, of Grantsboro passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in a motor vehicle accident. She is survived by her son, Charlie Radtke of Tenn.; two daughters, Katie Radtke of Morehead City and Maggie Radtke of Tenn.; her mother, Sue Peed Hollowell of Aurora; her father, Jackie U. Hollowell; her companion, Sam Newman; brother, Jackie U. Hollowell Jr. of Arapahoe; sister, Lisa Hollowell-Strickland of Wilmington; and six grandchildren. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of September 17, 2014

 

George Thomas Anderton, Jr., 87, of Alliance died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at home. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a charter member of the VFW Post 8094 of Pamlico County and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 33, Washington, DC.  He retired from the Officers Association, served 21 years in the U.S.M.C. and 19 years with the Civil Service and served the community for over 40 years.He is survived by his wife, Elga Anderton; son, George T. Anderton III of Springfield, VA; daughter, Elaine A. Taiariol of Warren, Michigan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 17th at Bryant

Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow immediately in Grantsboro cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515 or Rock of Zion Church, PO Box 381, Grantsboro, NC  28529. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.




 

Benjamin Floyd Hardison, Jr., 73, of Arapahoe, passed away peacefully at home on September 11. He was the son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Hardison of Arapahoe. Floyd was a graduate of East Carolina, Yale and Wayne State Universities. He received a direct commission to the US Army where he served in combat in Vietnam Nam and retired as a Major after 22 years of service. His second career was at Pamlico Community College where he served in many roles including Trustee, Foundation Director, financial aid officer and educator. He was also devoted to Bethany Christian Church where he served as deacon and elder. Floyd is survived by wife Sandra of 22 years; brother, Smith Paul of Arapahoe; and former spouse, Nancy Hardison of Greenville. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin Hardison III, Elizabeth Wood, Catherine Davies, Paul Hardison, Eddie Swain, Michael Swain and 14 grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Bryant Funeral Home Monday, September 15. A memorial service with military honors and masonic rites was held at Bethany Christian Church on Tuesday with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gideons, Bethany Christian Church or the Floyd Hardison Memorial Scholarship Fund. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

 

 

 

Larry McKay Edwards, 68, entered God’s heavenly home on Monday, September 8, 2014 at UNC Hospital Cancer Center. Born August 3, 1946 in Sandy Creek, Henderson, Vance County and grew up in Pamlico County.  He was the son of the late Isham Blanford (Blannie) and Essie Pearl Faulkner Edwards of Reelsboro.  Larry’s late paternal grandparents Isham Hamet (Jack) and Lula Ethel Dunn Edwards of Franklin County and the late maternal grandparents Green and Lillian Annie Belle Faulkner of Vance County. He was preceded in death by his grandson Christian Edward McAllister, his brother Jerry Wayne Edwards, his parents and his loved dog, Peanut.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13 at 2:00pm at Jones Cemetery, 5322 Marytate Road, Pink Hill officiating Pastor Sam Jones. Visitation on Saturday was at 10am at Kahlert Funeral & Cremation, Maysville. Larry loved God, his family; genealogy, and being outdoors hunting, fishing, or cooking on his grill. He retired from Stephan Corporation as an Electrician in Lawrenceville, GA then came home to live in Pamlico County. Larry attended Broad Creek Christian Church and was a member of James City Grantham Masonic Lodge #725.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 25 years B. Sue Jones Edwards; sisters, Brenda Edwards Armstrong Townley of Craven County & Mavis Jeanette Cahoon Holton of Pamlico County;  sister-in-law, Sue Sanderlin Edwards; Children, Susan Edwards Butterfield (Rowe) of Oceanside, CA, Tiffany Michelle Edwards Davidson (Tart) of Pamlico County; Chris Scott Purfoy of Vernal, Utah; Brenda Ginn Samaniego of Mesa, AZ; Patricia Ginn Najera of Pitt County, Joey Ginn of Farmville & John Ginn of Marana AZ; Grandchildren, Faith Naomi Butterfield, Jacob Andrew Butterfield, Grace Abigail Butterfield, Taysia Andrea George, Jordane Jon Tomczak, Kendall Rayne Davidson, Keira Adrianne Mattocks, Lathaniel Lawrence Davidson, Emory Shaylynn Davidson, Tyson Leonard, Natasha Nicole Purifoy, Kelcee Ann Purifoy, Tori Beacham, Brandon Najera, Sebastina “SL” Causey, Chandler Ginn, Jaidyn Ginn, Corey Gin, Caleb Green, Mercedes Ginn;  Carolee Hammond, Jessica Najera, Reynaldo Najera, Donald Proulx, Jeffrey Proulx & Corina Salcup; fourteen great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews.

 

Week of September 10, 2014

 

 

Paul Edwin Graham Sr., age 71, of Caton, passed away on September 5, 2014 in his home with family by his side. He is now in the presence of his lord and savior. Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Elizabeth Hembly Torrence and Alfred Torrence on October 11, 1942. Paul was adopted by his stepfather Albert Graham as a child, but shared a close bond with his biological father Alfred Torrence. Paul was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served the country from 1959 to 1963. After returning to Ohio, he retired from General Motors while living in Youngstown.  After moving to North Carolina with his family, he worked and retired from the Maintenance Department of the Craven County Government. Paul was always recognized for his punctuality and accuracy at work by his coworkers. Paul was a devoted member of the Trent Free Will Baptist Church in Merritt, where he taught Sunday School. He was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.  He also enjoyed growing roses and playing pool and poker. Pauls most cherished accomplishment in life was his marriage to his wife, Jacquelyn Graham of 52 years. Paul is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Graham; son, Paul Graham, Jr & spouse, Mary, of Morehead City; daughter, Deborah Graham of Rochester, NY; son, Daryl Graham Sr. of Caton; son, Donald Graham of Panama City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Erin Graham, Brittany Mortensen, Ryan Graham, Daryl Graham Jr., and Shane Graham; two great-grandchildren, Cadence and Abigal Mortensen; and one surviving sister Mary Briggs and husband, Jim, of Cleveland, OH.

The family gathered at Bryant Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday September 7 to share stories and memories of Paul. His funeral was held Monday, September 8 at Trent Free Will Baptist Church with the Reverend Graham Lane officiating.  Interment followed in Knox Family Cemetery, service officiated by Reverend Paul Jackson. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trent Free Will Baptist Church 171 Florence Rd. Merritt, NC 28556. The family would like to thank Craven County Hospice for their kindness and support shown during this difficult time. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, 52 Bryant St. Alliance, NC.



Ann Woodward Oliver, 76, of Arapahoe died Monday, September 8, 2014, at home. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church.  She taught English for 38 years before retiring. She is survived by her husband Daniel Oliver; her son, Jason Howard of Henderson; and one grandson, David Hicks. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 10 at Bethany Christian Church.  Entombment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bethany Christian Church, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Raymond Harold Rhoden, Jr., 65, of Hobucken passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a retired commercial fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and deer hunting. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Rhoden; one son, Bryan Rhoden and wife, Kelly, of Lowland; two daughters, Christina Godwin and husband, Troy, of Hobucken and Maria Norman and husband, Jamey, of Merritt; two sisters, Rhonda Luckey of Stark, Fla. and Bonny West of Chocowinity; three brothers, Doran L. Sadler and Lynn Sadler, both of Hobucken and Mickey Sadler of Grantsboro; and five grandchildren, Amber Norman, Jamey Norman Jr., Leighia Godwin, Lora Rhoden and Sara Rhoden. His funeral was held Tuesday, September 9, at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Ray Bonner officiating.  Interment was in Barnett Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives following the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509 to assist the family with final expenses. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

Week of September 3, 2014


Alice L. Rawls entered into the comfort of her Lord & Savior on September 1, 2014, ten days from her 100th birthday. She was a charter member of Reelsboro Christian Church. She is survived by one son, Phillip A. Rawls Sr. and wife, Betty, of Washington; one daughter, Cynthia Benton and husband, Frank, of Camden; six grandchildren, Phillip Rawls Jr. and wife, Linda, of Oriental, Betty Jean Hamby and husband, Lance, of Reelsboro, Christopher A. Rawls and wife, Dawn, of New Bern, Pamela B. Brown and husband, Scott, of Hertford, John L. Benton and wife, Becky, of Carthage, and Karl W. Benton and wife, April, of Hertford; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Ester Lupton; husband, Guy L. Rawls; daughter, Viola Rawls; grandson, Johnathan Rawls; great-grandson, Christopher M. Rawls; son-in-law, John M. Benton Jr.; one sister and five brothers. Her funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 3 at Reelsboro Christian Church with the Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Dorothy “Bunne” Gillikin Bernatitus, 79, of Aurora, NC passed away Monday September 1, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Newport. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Aurora, NC with Pastor Wesley Taylor officiating. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe Bernatitus of Aurora; six children, Joanne Bernatitus of Newport; Matt Bernatitus of Baltimore, MD; Micki Bernatitus of Newport; Pat Bernatitus of Duluth, GA; John Bernatitus of Baltimore, MD; Kate Bernatitus of Newport News, VA; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Gillikin of Aurora; two sisters, Billie Daw of Arapahoe; Susan Chenoweth of Aurora, CO. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00PM Wednesday at 2824 Easy St., Newport, NC  28570. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family atwww.noefs.org

 

Christopher H. Noe Funeral Service Licensee, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.


 

Martha Louise Stell Wood, 74, of Grantsboro died Monday, August 25, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She worked as a home health care nurse and enjoyed fishing during her time off. She is survived by one son, Jeff Honeycutt and wife, Wendy, of Bridgeton;two daughters, Annette Wendy Clay and husband, John, of New Bern and Patricia Gayle Ludwick and husband, Terry, of Aurora; four grandchildren, Chris Hancock and wife, Morgan, of Wilmington, Jason Ireland of New Bern, Colby Harding of Greenville and Catie Ludwick of Baltimore; and two great-grandchildren, Julieana Harding and Janay Harding. A memorial service was held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Dublin Grove FWB Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. The family received friends and relatives immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico Co. Rescue Squad, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Patricia M. Fenty, 76, of Arapahoe passed away August 24, 2014, at home. She was a longtime member of P.C. Moose Family Center and retired from Town & Country as the produce manager. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Fenty and son, William Mark Ireland. She is survived by one son, Tom Ireland (Edna) of Reelsboro; one daughter, Lucy Jarman of Reelsboro; brother, Luther Bub Mulligan of Jamestown; sister, Bonnie Mulligan of Cary; four grandchildren, Chris Jarman (Jessica) of Bridgeton, Travis Mason of Fayetteville, Tabitha Larson (Jeremy) of Arapahoe, and Cheyenne Ireland of Reelsboro; and five great-grandchildren, Zach & Mallory Jarman , and Hunter, Kaelyn & Walker Larson. Her memorial service was held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Clark officiating. The family received friends and relatives Friday evening at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the family at 120 Florence St., New Bern, NC  28560. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Russell Douglas “Doug” Hall, Jr., 41, of Grantsboro, passed away, Tuesday, August 26, 2014  at UNC Chapel Hill. He was a member of Amity Christian Church. He is survived by his parents, Russell Douglas Hall, Sr.; and Peggy Toler Hall of Grantsboro; wife, Nancy W. Hall of the home; a daughter of the heart, great niece, Leann Delaney;  two sisters, Karen Spruill of Orientaland Anita Brown of Clarksville, TN; and two beloved dogs, Guiness & Sadie. His funeral service was held Friday, August 29 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Stan Brown officiating.  Interment followed in Amity Christian Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Tracy Andrew Popperwill, 48, of New Bern, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center. He was a commercial fisherman for many years. He is survived by his wife, Annette Popperwill of the home; three sons, Joseph Popperwill, Jacob Popperwill and Connor Popperwill all of the home; two daughters, Skyla Popperwill of the home, Ashley Barnard of Hobucken, one brother, Todd Popperwill of Hobucken and two grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, August 30, at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family received friends following the service at the church. Inurnment was in Lowland Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance, NC.


 

 

 

 

Week of August 20, 2014


Alice Spencer Cooke, 93, of Elizabeth City died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Waterbrook Assisted Living, Elizabeth City. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth City. She is survived by five daughters, Alice Lucille Daugherty of Norfolk, VA, Paula Ann Dail of Ayden, Joyce Evans of Hertford, Maxine Wall of Williston, and Vickie Wellnitz of Montivedio, Minnesota; one sister, Evy Lee Foreman of Hubert; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great & great-great grandchildren. Her funeral was held Monday, August 18 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed immediately in Celestial Memorial Gardens, Cash Corner. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Mary Louise Kiger Newman, 79, of Grantsboro passed away August 12, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Silver Hill Christian Church and the 60+ Club. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Newman. She is survived by three sons, Frank Newman and wife, Kathy, of Aurora; Tom Newman and wife, Karen, of Grantsboro; and Sam Newman and girlfriend, Sherri, of Grantsboro; one daughter, Sue N. Pressey and husband, Paul, of Ayden; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held Friday, August 15 at Silver Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne and the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family received friends and relatives Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to either Silver Hill Christian Church or Paul Cemetery Fund, 1903 Hwy 306 N. Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Marsha Lovell Scarborough, 68, of Vanceboro died Friday, August 15, 2014, at home. She attended United Methodist Church in Vanceboro. She is survived by two daughters, Candy Peters of Pinetown and Debbie Coward of Vanceboro; one brother, Bob Davis of New Bern; sister, Dody Lis of Myrtle Beach, SC; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 19 at Lowland Community Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Sunday, August 17 at Bryant Funeral Home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of August 13, 2014

 

Rev. Henry Pascal “H.P” Woodard, 89, of Reelsboro, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. After graduating from Alliance School, he served in the United States Coast Guard for two years during World War II. He later attended East Carolina University. He retired from MCAS Cherry Point Naval Supply Department with 28 years of service. His most rewarding job, for which he is best known, is that of a Pentecostal Holiness Minister. He was a Pastor for 38 years at several churches including Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Calvary, Goose Creek, Oriental, Friendship and, at his home church, Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is predeceased by his son, Floyd Eugene “Gene” Woodard. He is survived by his wife of 66 ½ years, Alice Ann Dixon Woodard; one brother, Thomas (Glenn) of Angier, NC; one daughter, Angie Bell (Albert) of Pollocksville; and one son, Alan Woodard (Paula) of Reelsboro; eight grandchildren, Martin Woodard, Matthew Woodard, Robbie Sawyer (Rodney), Michelle Sheaffer (Matt), Jessica Harper (Gerald), Kelsey Bell, Ashlynne Peters (Jonathan), and Jordan Woodard (Melissa); nine precious great-grandchildren, Wilson Sawyer, Alison Sawyer, Jamison Sheaffer, Jackson Sheaffer, Johnson Sheaffer, Micah Dietz, Nathan Harper, Emma Peters and Evan Peters; and a beloved nephew, Nat Martin, and his wife, Brenda. Visitation was Saturday, August 9 at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church and at other times at the Woodard residence.  The funeral service was held Sunday, August 10 at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial followed at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church, c/o Mrs. Jean Buck, 2017 South Goose Creek Road, Grantsboro, NC, 28529. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care, love, kindness and compassion shown to him and the family.

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral & Cremations.




William Norman Herwig, 89, of Aurora died Monday, August 11, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He retired from PCS Phosphate after 31 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Maxine Herwig; two daughters, Linda Potter and husband, Curtis, and Wanda Hardy, and husband, A.B., Jr., all of Aurora; brother, John D. Herwig of Huntington, TX; six grandchildren, Brian Potter (Holly), Brad Potter (Sandy), Jamie Overton (Sandy Woolard), Trey Overton (Erica), Christie Hardy, and Lori Roberson (Brandon); and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to ones favorite charity. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

 

Week of July 30, 2014

 

Deborah Kay Roberts Clark, 61, of Seven Springs died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at home. She is survived by her mother, Emma Hart of Reelsboro, two sons, Thomas E. Powers Jr. of Winston-Salem and Philip Perkins of Pollocksville; one daughter, Angel M. Powers of Newport; three brothers, Preston Rouse of New Bern, Jeff Rouse of Bridgeton, and Timmy Hart of Bridgeton; and five grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 24 at Sandhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Michael Griffin, 29, of Arapahoe died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He attended Alliance United Methodist Church. He is survived by his parents, Alton & Natalie Griffin of the home; one son, Devin Troy Griffin of Washington; four brothers, Alton E. Griffin III and wife, Whitney, of Vinton, VA, Jeremy H. Griffin, Richard M. Griffin and Johnathon D. Griffin, all of Arapahoe; paternal grandmother, Lynda Griffin of Arapahoe; maternal grandmother, Ory Day of Fayetteville; paternal great-grandmother, Alberta Hodges of Arapahoe; second mother, Darlene Day of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston the same day. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Fishes and Loaves (PCFLO), PO Box 771, Oriental, NC 28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

Paul Henry Newman, 78, of Aurora died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He retired from PCS after 29 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Jean Newman; three sons, Mike Newman of Aurora, Randy Newman of Atlantic Beach and Kevin Newman of Bath; daughter, Brenda Seligmann of Davidson; two stepsons, Robbie Carrow and Danny Carrow, both of Aurora; one stepdaughter, Leighann Linson of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. His memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Aurora Rescue Squad, PO Box 277, Aurora, NC 27806 or Pamlico County Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



 

Ruby Olivia Haddock Tyndall, 91, of New Bern died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her son, Horace E. Tyndall, Jr. of New Bern and daughters Joan T. Odham of New Bern and Judy T. Forrest of Raleigh, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends Sunday, July 27 at Cotton Funeral Home.Graveside services were held at Lakeside Chapel, Greenleaf Memorial Park, Monday, July 28. Entombment followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Cotton Funeral Home.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Sue Holton Whitford, 68, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at home. She was a member of Amity Christian Church and also attended New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. She was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She worked with J.C. Penney before being a stay at home mother for her children. After her children were grown, she worked with the Pamlico County Register of Deeds office for 20 years serving the county as the Registrar for 10 years. She was active in the N.C.A.R.D. (North Carolina Association of Register of Deeds). She was preceded in death by her parents, Billie & Nina Holton and a sister, Sherrie Kay Drerup. She is survived by her husband, Scott Whitford; one son, Gil Brinson and wife, Alison, of Beards Creek; one daughter, Becky Brinson ONeal of Beards Creek; two brothers, Johnnie Holton and wife, Gladys, of Reelsboro and Billy Stephen Holton of New Bern; and two grandchildren, Cason and Marshall Brinson. Her funeral was held Saturday, July 26 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Friday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Amity Christian Church Memorial Fund, 1831 Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, NC 28529 or The American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave. Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 23, 2014

 

Frederick J. (Fred) Mahlstedt, 81, of Oriental, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Carolina East Hospital following heart surgery. He and his wife, Pat, moved to Oriental 20 years ago from Miller Place, LI, NY. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was also an avid lover of animals. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Mahlstedt; son, Brian Mahlstedt of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Patti Bohnenblusch of Willow Springs, Sharon Minicozzi of Huntersville and Joy Gorman of Fuquay Varina; eight grandchildren, Brian Mahlstedt Jr., Ashley Mahlstedt, Ryan Minicozzi, Samantha Minicozzi, Keith Gorman, Kevin Gorman, Casey Bohnenblusch and Carly Bohnenblusch; and one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Sky Badger. A private memorial celebration will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS and Pamlico County EMS. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

 

In loving memory Larry Sparrow 

6/18/93 7/21/13 

 

 

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. 

We thought of you yesterday, and the days before that too. 

We think of you in silence, we often speak your name.

Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part.

We know you are safe in heaven, we have you in our hearts. 

 

Loved and deeply missed by your father, mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, all co-workers and many friends


 

Week of July 16, 2014

 

Donald James Jamie Franklin Jr., 38, of New Bern passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was an avid hunter and loved playing poker. He adored his children and was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Stacy Franklin; daughter, Brooklyn Franklin of the home; son, Landon Franklin of the home; parents, Don & Faye Franklin of Aurora; step-children, Hayden Jordan and Blaine Allen, both of Texas; sisters, Lisa Franklin Jackson of Merritt and Lorrie Franklin of Aurora; nephew, Tayler Jackson of Merritt; niece, Jordyn Jackson of Merritt; and numerous aunts and uncles locally as well as in Alabama and Tennessee. His funeral was held Saturday, July 12 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Interment followed immediately in Sandy Grove Cemetery. The family received friends following the services from in the fellowship hall at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

 

Lester Bryon Sadler, 86, of Grantsboro passed away July 11, 2014 at home. He was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church and Charitable Brotherhood. He was formerly a P.C. School Board member and a Boy Scout Master.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Sadler; daughters, Emma Lupton of Oriental, Mona Sadler of Reelsboro and Becky Spain of Alliance; stepson, Wesley Flowers of Arapahoe; brother, Jack Sadler of Hobucken; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hobucken Community Center. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 9, 2014

Wilbur Gary Farlow of Merritt passed away on June 13, 2014 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC. Gary was born in Sanford, N.C. to Golda and Roscoe Farlow. Gary graduated from Sanford Central High School and earned an Architectural degree from N.C State University. Gary was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany and Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, Gary became an Architect with the U.S. Navy Dept. in Norfolk, Va.  After retiring from Navy Dept. he returned to N.C. Gary was a very active sailing enthusiast and talented wood worker. He is survived by his brother, Tom (Carolyn) Farlow of Denton, TX, a step -sister Sherry (Bill) Daughty of Raleigh, N.C.  Inurnment will be held in the Buffelo Cemetary in Sanford, N.C. at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lionel Mott, age 76, of Greensboro, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Brighton Gardens Dementia Facility, Greensboro, NC. He was born in Tooele, Utah on November 14, 1937 to Volndeau and Vida Pearl Henson Mott.  He grew up living in Orem, Utah where he attended Spencer Elementary and Lincoln High School where he was Student Body President.  He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from University of Utah and his PhD from Cornell University. He set up and was Director of the Biotechnology/Tissue Culture Laboratory at N.C. State University.  He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Jean Bounous, on November 28, 1958.  They had two sons, Jeff Lionel Mott and Russell John Mott (deceased 4-1-75). He was preceded in death by both his parents, his son, Russell and his sister, Melba (Wesley) Graff.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Jeff and wife Cynthia Ivey Mott; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Mott, Kimberly Ann Mott and Alex Jeffrey Mott; one brother, LaVerl Mott and three sisters, Donna Green, Marilyn Crawford and Beverly (Dan) Rafiner.   The family will receive friends at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, 5926 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, on Thursday, June 19, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.  Forbis & Dick, Guilford Chapel is assisting the Mott family.  Please offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com


 

 

 

Mr. Joseph Slade Roberson, age 89, (Nov. 5, 1924- June 12, 2014) a former resident of, 1845 Tunstall Swamp Road, Edward, N.C. , died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, 2014 at Smyrna Free will Baptist Church, Blounts Creek, conducted by Dr. Robert Cayton. Burial followed in the Fulcher Family Cemetery, Edward. The following served as pallbearers: Terry Casey Sr., Calvin Roberson, Larry Smith, Benny Grubbs, Carl Cayton and Ed Austin. Mr. Roberson was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 5, 1924. He was the son of the late Joseph Slade Roberson Sr. and Rowena Fulcher Roberson. Mr. Roberson was a farmer and well driller. On June 10, 1942 he married the late Mrs. Nancy Dorcas Warren. They are survived by two sons, Delano Warren Roberson and wife, Barbara of Edward, Joseph Slade Roberson II of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Calvin George Roberson and Lee-Anna Nicole Roberson both of Edward; one great grandchild, Isabella Nancy Alexander of Edward. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by several sisters, brothers and a step- father, Mr. Johnny Williams. The family received friends from Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church, 154 Flat Swamp Road, Blounts Creek, N.C. 27814. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visitingwww.paulfuneralhome.com

Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Roberson family.


 

Lilian Audrey Caswell Mercer, 80, of Cape Carteret went home to be with her Lord and Savior June 15, 2014.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 am at Emerald Isle Chapel by the Sea with Pastor Clay Olsen and Pastor Robert Kornegay Officiating.

Audrey was born in Toronto, Canada to Gordon and Eva Caswell. She was on a trip south when she met Rookie State Trooper Bert Mercer who was stationed in Jacksonville. After a correspondence of several months Audrey took out the paperwork required to obtain a visa and came to North Carolina. She stayed with the Jones family (Tim and Bess) while she planned her wedding and put her new home in order. Bert advanced in his career moving to different areas around the state. They had four sons and she was challenged trying to keep everything on an even keel. Audrey stayed at home with the boys until Bobby their youngest was in first grade and she entered the work force to help supplement the income. Her field was accounting, all phases of it and worked until Bobby graduated from high school. They were a camping family and camped at Salter Path for years when Bert could get an occasional week-end. They found a lot at Emerald Isle and decided to build a home for their retirement. Bert was his own contractor and Audrey his gopher. It took approx. ten years to complete which was done on weekend and vacations. Audrey moved in 1984 and Bert retired in 1986, Audrey was very active in her Church serving and chaired most of the committees over a period of years. She taught Sunday School, was instrumental in getting the Cook Book printed for a fund raising project. She was faithful in her Nursing Home ministry which she and others were committed to going every week for over twenty years. She was a charter member of the NCSHPA and held several offices in that organization. She loved to travel and hosted tours for the Retirees of the Highway Patrol, taking them on bus tour to Nova Scotia and then a cruise to Alaska and another cruise to Nova Scotia. She worked in crafts and made baskets, ceramics and flower arrangements, but her passion was her family and her extended family. She was on call always for whatever was needed. 

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Eva Caswell of Victoria Harbor, Ontario, a sister Joan Strudwick of British Columbia. She is survived by her husband Bert of 60 years, four sons; Johnnie of New Bern, Danny and wife Ellen of Aurora, Tommy of Bogue and Bobby of Morehead City. Three grandchildren; Gena Lashley and Brian of Chester, VA, Kellie Mercer of Greenville, Clint Mercer of Washington State and step granddaughter Lindsay Goodman of New Zealand, two great-grandchildren, Ben and Lilian Lashley of Chester, VA. There are also four sister-in-laws; Love Whitfield, Ila Whitfield of New Bern, Blanchie Smith of Panama City Beach, FL Sylvia Ross of Lowland and many nieces and nephews, and her little sweetheart Gracie.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 till 8 pm at Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570

Electronic condolences may be sent to jonesfh.org


 

Robert Austin Paul, 83, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Silver Hill Christian Church where he served as an elder. He formerly served as a Pamlico County Commissioner, a member of P.C. Rescue Squad, and a Grantsboro Town Commissioner. He was a lifelong farmer and co-owned and operated Paul Farms in Grantsboro. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Adam Paul. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sadie Paul; daughter, Evelyn Paul of Grantsboro; son, Clifton Paul and wife, Wynne, of Grantsboro; brother, Hoyt Paul and wife, Pat, of Grantsboro; grandchildren, Cody Paul and wife, Jo Lynn, and Taylor Paul of Alliance. His funeral was held Monday, June 16, at Silver Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. Interment was in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill. The family received friends Sunday, June 15 at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Silver Hill Christian Church or Paul Cemetery, 1903 Hwy 306 N., Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



 

Betty Williams Toler, 88, of Alliance died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at

CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Rev. Lee Toler; two sons, Lee Toler, Jr. of Orlando, Fla. and Charles Toler of New Bern; three

daughters, Brenda Nobles of Alliance, Judy Stephenson of Alliance and

Trish Heatherly of Dallas, TX; special son, Hubert Collins of Arapahoe; 11

grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 Her funeral was held Saturday, June 14, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Don Zimmerman officiating. Interment was in Grantsboro Cemetery. The family will received friends Friday night at the funeral home and at other times at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of June 11, 2014

 

Gary L. Griffin, 60, of Aurora died Friday, June 6, 2014, at CarolinaEast

Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, of nearly 37 years, Lois Ireland Griffin; his mother, Irene Griffin of Bayboro; his daughter, Trudy Griffin Willis of

Blounts Creek; his son, Anthony Griffin of Willow Springs; brother, Stanley Dean Griffin of Troy; and four grandchildren. His memorial service was held Tuesday, June 10, at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at the home. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

June 4, 2014


Lennie B. Isenhart, 92, of Stonewall passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Isenhart; son, Dannie Isenhart; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Tinney. She is survived by four sons, Buster Tinney of Homosassa, FL, Porter Isenhart and wife, Julia, of Grantsboro, Earl Isenhart and wife, Donna, of Stonewall, and Randy Isenhart of Cape May, NJ; three daughters, Millie Rice and husband, Melbie L., of Alliance, Sue Walker of Homosassa, FL. and Libby Powers of Alliance; daughter-in-law, Gayle Isenhart of Stonewall; three brothers, Okey Browning and Freddie Browning, both of Dille, WV and Ray Browning of Burch River, WV; two sisters, Hettie Bowers of Dille, WV and Icie Hicks of Burch River, WV; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, at Grantsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Libby Powers, 303 Forrest Park Circle, Alliance. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Naomi Broughton Cahoon, 83, of Arapahoe passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church where she was a deaconess and the church organist for over 50 years, she also taught piano for over 20 years.  She was a shrinette. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Garland Cahoon; one son, Doug Cahoon and wife, Janci, of Arapahoe; one daughter, Cynthia Jackson and husband, Kos, of Hertford, NC; four grandchildren, Steven Cahoon and wife, Gabrielle, of Whitefish, MT, Cathy Cahoon of Seattle, WA, Amber Dancy and husband, Obie, of China Grove, and Kos Jackson III of Elizabeth City. Her funeral was held Monday, June 2 at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating.  Interment followed in Don Lee Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bethany Christian Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

May 21, 2014


William Joseph Foster, 76, of Merritt, passed away on May 18th, in the company of his family. Bill was born in New York City in 1937 to the late James and Florence Foster.  He graduated from Stepinac High School and joined the Army.  Bill met his love in 6th grade and married Ann Quigley in 1958 and they lived together in New York and retired to North Carolina.  Bill served in the New York State Air National Guard retiring as the Chief of Fabrication for the 105th Airlift Wing.  He served with distinction for over 36 years leaving his post as a Master Sargent.  His passion for his craftsmanship was demonstrated not only through his work in the Air Force and as a gunsmith but also through the hundreds of people he trained and mentored over his career. Bill was an active member and former Chairman of the Parish Council of Saint Peter the Fisherman’s Church in Oriental, NC.  He was instrumental, along with many members of this community of faith, in creating the vision and building the Church in 2000. Bill is survived by three children and their spouses, James Foster and Matthew Cunningham from Illinois, William and Liliana Foster of Pennsylvania and Peter and Dru Foster from New York.  He is also loved by six grandchildren, Ryan, Melissa, Michael, Caitlin, Emily and Casey Foster and one great-grandchild, Audrey. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Saint Peter the Fisherman’s Cemetery Fund, 1149 White Farm Rd., Oriental, NC  28571. A viewing will be held at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, NC on Wednesday, May 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The Mass celebrating Bill’s life will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman on Friday, May 23 at 11:00 am with military honors. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Lee Allyson Wayne Rice, 49, of 1989 S. Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, died on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Vidant In-Patient Hospice Facility in Greenville. She is survived by her husband, Odis Keith Rice of the home; two sons; Cole Eugene Brown and Noah Keith Rice both of the home; three daughters; Darby Sadler of Gastonia, Brittney Rice of Arapahoe and Kally Sue Ann Rice of the home; five grandchildren; her mother, Brenda Wayne of Gastonia; one brother; Jamie Wayne and two step-sisters; Christy Green and Melanie Morris. Visitation and viewing were on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. in the Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette, Pastor, Officiating. Interment was immediately following the service in the Simpson Family Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.

 

Published in Sun Journal on May 18, 2014


Geneva Tompkins Buck, 77, of Alliance passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She attended Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jimmy Buck; several nieces and nephews; and Angel Ireland and her children, Sierra Campen and Harley Buckner. Her funeral was held Monday, May 19 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating.  Entombment was in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Beulah Emory Rowe Duke, 87, of Bayboro died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Crystal Coast Hospice House, Newport. She was a loving mother to her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren and to many others she thought of as her own. She is survived by her two sons, James Rowe of Alliance and Michael Wayne Rowe of Bayboro; her four daughters, Carolyn Rice of Alliance, Gail Isenhart of Stonewall, Shirley Brothers of Lowland and Patricia Henries of Arapahoe; and 86 grand, great and great-great grandchildren. Her funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, PO Box 640, Newport, NC  28570. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Week of May 14, 2014

 

Memorial services for Mrs. Marie Dawson Brace will be held Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Alliance United Methodist Church, in Alliance, North Carolina, with Reverend Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Burial will be at Alliance United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alliance, North Carolina, with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home and Bryant Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Marie Dawson Brace, 95, of Meridian, Mississippi passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Bedford Care Center, Marion, Mississippi.

Mrs. Marie Brace was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, with a degree in Home Economics and Science. She was a Home Agent for the University of North Carolina and a retired elementary school teacher, of twenty-three years, from Central Road School in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Mrs. Brace retired with her husband, Fred Brace, Sr., to Arapahoe, North Carolina, where they volunteered with Christian Aid Center of Alliance, were faithful members of Alliance UMC, and enjoyed an active life on the Neuse River with many friends and family. In 2003, Mrs. Brace moved to Meridian, Mississippi to live with her daughter, Ann Brace.

Survivors include her four children, Fred Brace, Jr. (Betty) of Portland, Oregon, Richard Brace (Judy) of Glendale, California, Ann Brace of Meridian, Mississippi and David Brace of Glendale, California; grandchildren, Brenda Marks (Michael) of Silverton, Oregon, Nancy Traynor (Phillip) of Santa Clarita, California and Eric Brace (Sally) of Sydney Australia, Dawn Gray (Scott) of Meridian, Mississippi, Lee Bernhard, III of Mountain View, California; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Aiden Traynor, Liam Brace, Scott, Taylor and Madelyn Gray and Leroy Alejandro Bernhard.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, Fred Brace, Sr.; her parents, Frank and Lola Dawson; her sister, Frances Taylor, her brothers, Jack, Glenn, Frank, Ray and Patt Dawson and granddaughter, Holly Ann Bernhard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alliance United Methodist Church in Alliance, North Carolina (c/o Earl Spencer, 999 Campen Road, Bayboro, NC 28515.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at robertbarhamffh.com.

 


 

Joseph Earl Phillips, age 66, of Wilson, went to be with the Lord Saturday May 10, 2014. Joseph was preceded in death by his father James Luther Phillips Sr. He is survived by his mother, Helen Williamson Phillips Sommerkamp Inman of Chocowinity; brother, James Luther Phillips Jr. of Hurdle Mills; sister, Marie Phillips Smith and husband Danny R. of Aurora, NC; nephews, Michael D. Deans of Aurora, NC, Steven P. Deans and wife Ashley of Birmingham, AL.; niece, Helen Alicia Deans of Aurora, NC. 

Joseph Earl Phillips was a very active member in New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and will be missed by all of his church family. Joseph served his country as a medic in the US Army; he served in Vietnam where he was wounded in action.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. A Funeral Service will be Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5142 NC Hwy 58, Wilson, NC with the Rev. Steve Stevenson officiating; burial will be following the service in Evergreen Memorial Park. Online condolences can be made at www.thomasyelverton.com 

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash Street N., Wilson, NC 27896. 

 

 

 

Lucille Rose Williams Randall Tribbett, 95, of Arapahoe died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Two Rivers Health Care-Neuse Campus, New Bern. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Braly of Arapahoe, Anita Kimball of Beaufort and Rae Randall of Port St. Lucie, FL; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Online condolences may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

 

Delores Ann Williams

March 13, 1938-April 28, 2014

Our Heavenly father took our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Delores Ann Williams. Delores was a long time Antelope Valley resident, was a one time member of the Red Hat Society and managed the Lancaster Waldenbooks for many years, prior to that she had worked at Gemco. She was much loved everywhere she went. Delores is survived by her husband, Oliver (Lin) Williams; her daughter, Debbie Bloom; her sons, Don Richeson and Jeremy Williams; her sister, Kay Beal; her brother, Vern Belknap; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is greatly missed by all. Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster.


 

May 7th

 

Lois Sadler Voliva Berry, 89, of Grantsboro, formerly of Hyde County, died Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014, at her residence. Born in Fairfield, NC, on December 31, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Lizzie Gibbs Sadler. She was married first to Albert Elmo Voliva and following his death she was married to Nathan Berry who also preceded her in death. She was a former member of Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church at Nebraska Community and later became a member of Grantsboro Church of God after moving to Pamlico County. She spent many years in the Extension Homemakers Club in the Nebraska Community. Funeral services were held Saturday in Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Raffael Farrow, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Soule Cemetery near Swan Quarter. A memorial service was held at Grantsboro Church of God on Sunday. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara V. Boaz of Chattanooga, TN; a step-son, Bobby Berry of Aurora; two step-daughters, Sandra Kay Pickell of Grantsboro and Belinda Lupton of Aurora; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; ten step-great-great-grandchildren; and one special niece, Elizabeth Gurganus. The family received friends at the church prior to the funeral on Saturday. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter where online sympathy message may be directed to www.bryanfs.com.  

 

James Eborn Pilley, Jr., son of James and Geneva Pilley and husband of Joyce Pilley, passed peacefully from this world on April 30, 2014. Born on August 28, 1924, he grew up in Tarboro, NC, and joined the U.S. Army on February 5, 1943, serving with distinction during WWII in Patton’s Spearheaders, the 737 Tank Battalion.  After the war, he moved to Norfolk, VA, in 1948 and then to Princess Anne County (later Virginia Beach) in 1951. He was a kitchen planner and estimator for Sears Roebuck from 1959 to 1983.  After retiring from Sears, he started General Jim’s Catering and served the finest North Carolina barbecue in a 100-mile radius. He was a charter member of Thalia United Methodist Church and actively served as usher, greeter and church officer. In 2000 he and Joyce finally retired to Minnesott Beach, NC to be by her son, Warren and his wife, Lila. An active member of the American Legion, over the years he was post commander of Post 113 several times, State Commander for Virginia twice and Counselor and Chief Counselor of American Legion Boy’s State of Virginia for 35 years.  Always proud of his service to his country, he regularly attended 737 Tank Battalion reunions. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, his daughter, Sue, his son, Doug, his stepson, Warren and grandchildren, Timothy, John, Sharon, Katelyn and Casey. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Arapahoe United Methodist Church in Minnesott Beach. Jim brought light and much laughter to everyone he knew.  The family asks that you remember him fondly with a smile, because he always wanted to leave us laughing.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

April 30th 

Former Pamlico News Editor,

Dies at 44

 

Randall "Randy" Gregg

 

• Born in Greensboro, NC, Randall "Randy" Gregg was a rare sort of person, an entrepreneur at heart, a lawyer by schooling, a supporter of those who needed help, an accomplished photographer and a dedicated journalist. He founded eight news publications over the last 15 years, including The Raleigh Telegram, The Sun of Guilford County, The Triangle TechJournal, The Raleigh Downtowner and RTP-TV, to name a few. Randall was an avid boatman and a relentless adventurer who wasn't afraid of doing things his own way. He volunteered as an embedded journalist accompanying the Air Force in Haiti right after the earthquake, covered Hurricane Irene in Pamlico as it happened and wrote thousand of articles in his pursuit to tell the untold story. He was proud to have met four American Presidents, was interviewed on CNN and other national news shows numerous times and published four photography books of his travels and adventures. Randall's kindness was only surpassed by his sense of humor and his effortless way of making everyone around him smile.

He was a 44-year-old kid at heart when he passed on April 25, 2014, enjoying one of his favorite pastimes of riding motorcycles. He is survived by his mother and father, Grace and Stewart Gregg of the Greensboro area, and brothers Crash and Eric of Raleigh. He leaves behind a legacy of journalistic and philanthropic accomplishments and a large group of friends and family around the globe who will miss him dearly.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00am at First Baptist Church of Summerfield, located at 2300 Scalesville Rd, Summerfield, NC 27358. In lieu of flowers, a contributing fund has been set up in Randall's name at www.crowdrise.com/randallgregg

 

Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 27, 2014

 

Jackie Darrell Centers Sr., 66, of Ernul died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at home. He was a member of the VFW and retired from U.S.M.C. Air Station, Cherry Point as an aviation mechanic. He is survived by his son, Jackie Centers, Jr. of Ernul; his daughter, Tammy Toler of Ernul; three sisters, Caroleen Cuthrell of Grantsboro, Rosella Nelson of Pollocksville, and Patricia Whittaker of Maysville; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. His funeral was held Saturday, April 26 at the Lakeside Chapel in Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family received friends and relatives Friday, April 25 at Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Debra Kay Comer Pipkin, 58, of Reelsboro died Friday, April 25, 2014 at home. She was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church and was an In-Home Care provider. She is survived by her husband, Steve Pipkin; two sons, Jason Edward Stallings and Justin Wayne Stallings, both of Havelock; step-son, Stephen Pipkin IV of Reelsboro; step-daughter, Stephanie Pipkin Boyd of Bridgeton; two brothers, Charles Michael Comer of New Bern and Charles Robert Holt of Nashville, TN; one sister, Robyn Renea Augenstein of Cincinnati, OH; 6 step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held Sunday, April 27 at Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Pipkin Cemetery, Reelsboro. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service in the church fellowship hall and at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Morris Philemon Willis, 80, of Oriental passed away peacefully at home Sunday, April 27, 2014. Mr. Willis was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army.   He owned and operated the Clover Farm in Oriental as well as D.C. Crab Co., Aurora.  Morris was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Annie Grant Willis; two daughters, Deborah Willis Fulcher and husband, Chris, of Oriental and Angela Willis Mumper and husband, Dan, of Oriental; three grandchildren, Christina Fulcher Cahoon and husband, Ryan, Chaz Fulcher and D.J. Mumper, all of Oriental; and two great-grandchildren, Chasity Fulcher and Braxton Cahoon. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lockwood Willis and Lloyd Willis and two sisters, Bonnie Humphrey and Sina Mayo, all of Pamlico County. His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Shirley Faye Hill Cahoon, 70, of Reelsboro died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Mrs. Cahoon attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  She was a very lively, loving and passionate wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Haggie Cahoon; two sons, Eddie Jarman Jr. of Kinston and Channing Jarman of Asheville; one daughter, Teresa Forrest of Kinston; two step-daughters, Carol Buck of Stonewall and Deborah Bavle of Bridgeton; one brother, Ray Hill of Kinston; three sisters, Linda Murphy of Dunn, Ruth Turner of Pink Hill and Ella Quinn of Kinston; and six grandchildren, Ashley Stallings, Chad King, Victoria King, Charity Jarman, Jenna Meekins, Heather Forrest; and the future, William Channing Jarman. Her funeral was held Friday, April 25 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


April 23, 2014

Mary Emma Williams Caraway, 86, of Florence passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at home.  She was born January 11, 1928, daughter of the late Noah & Lela Williams. Mrs. Caraway was a member of Concord Christian Church. She was a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She is survived by two sons, Richard Caraway and wife, Teresa, and Sherwood Caraway and wife, Delphia; two daughters, Patricia Johnson and Hilda Caraway; eight grandchildren, Sherry Johnson, Don Johnson, Jr., Carrie Johnson, Richard Caraway, Jr., Matthew Caraway, Jeromy Hudgins, Amber Caraway Spain, and Lisa Caraway; 11 great-grandchildren, Adam Sanders, Joshua Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Britany Morgan, Lindsey Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Jaidyn Johnson, Devon Stewart, Olivia Caraway, Emma Spain and step-great-grandchild, Morgan Spain ; seven great-great grandchildren, Tristen Sanders, Natalie Sanders, Tegan Sanders, Hayden Morgan, Kyndall Morgan, Caleb Ward, and Carter Johnson. Her funeral was held Tuesday, April 22 at Concord Christian Church with Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends and relatives Monday night at Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


April 16, 2014

Richard Claybourne Baldwin, Sr. 68, of Oriental passed away on Saturday April 12, 2014 doing what he loved most, serving his fellow man and riding his motorcycle. 

Richard was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on March 20, 1946 to the late Ethna and Nanette Baldwin of Castle Hayne. Richard graduated from New Hanover High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from UNCW. He completed a five-year course of study in lay divinity at Duke University. He worked in the nuclear energy field for over 30 years as a Quality Assurance Manager and Emergency Preparedness Manager for GE, NUS, and CP&L. He served as the Executive Director for the Pamlico Partnership for Children. He also served on the Board of Hospice of Pamlico County, Hope Clinic Volunteer (former), Pamlico County Caring Carpenters, and Carolina East Hospital Pastoral Care Chaplain. He served as the first chaplain of the Christian Motorcycle Association of Pamlico County “Seed Sowers”, Chaplain of the Christian Motorcycle Association of Washington and as a Spiritual Leader for the Cape Fear, Pamlico and Piedmont Emmaus Communities. He received the Doris Kraus Award for Humanitarian Service and other numerous awards for his service and dedication to his community. 


Known by all as the “Reverend Richard Baldwin”, he was a beloved husband, father, friend and member of his community, pastor and preacher to his congregations. He served as a full-time minister in the Methodist churches in Whiteville, Holly Springs United Methodist, Chocowinity, Stonewall and Bayboro (retired) and most recently as the pastor at Amity Christian Church. He always had a smile, word of encouragement and the “biggest” hugs for everyone. If you were in his life, even for a moment, you were part of his community and his ministry. He believed in helping people and ministering to their needs with whatever he had to give. 

Richard is survived by his wife Denise of the home, daughter Beth Baldwin Cox (Brian) of Greensboro, son Richard C. Baldwin, Jr. of High Point, granddaughter Ashley Cox and fiancé Terrelle Galloway of Orlando, sister Linda Moore (Brent) of Wilmington, nephews Jim Moore (Erin) and Brad Moore (Audra). Sister-in-law Janice Jones Markel (Dave) of Williamston, nieces Haley Markel and Dylan (son), and Kristin Markel. Sister-in-law Teresa Spruill (Stuart) of Williamston, nephews Scott and Austin Spruill.  Brother-in-law William Dixon Jones (Virginia) of Tracey City TN. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members as well as beloved friends. His daughter, Mary Suzanne Baldwin and stepson, Jamie Manning, preceded Richard in death.

Richard leaves behind a legacy of love and service to his family and community. The family requests that memorials in lieu of flowers be given to Amity Christian Church, 1831 Goose Creek Road, Grantsboro, NC 28529, Journey of Hope c/o New Bern Cancer Center, 1010 Medical Park Avenue, New Bern 28562 or to Hospice of Pamlico County, 11146 N Carolina 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529.


A celebration of “Reverend Richard’s” life will be held on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Broad Creek Christian Church, 45 Olympia Road, New Bern NC 28560 officiated by the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer, the Rev. Ray Lewis, and the Rev. Grady Burroughs. Visitation with the family will be at 2:00 p.m. 


Harold Milton Alexander, 94, of Stonewall passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for over 40 years.  He formerly served as mayor of the Town of Stonewall and was a past Board of Director at P.C. Social Services. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Alexander.

He is survived by his son, Charles (Lois) Alexander; daughters, Barbara (Lester) Carey and Ann (Charles) Holton; grandchildren, Donna Holton (Charles, deceased) Rice, Chuck (Joanna) Holton, Sheryl Holton (Gene) Galin, Karen Alexander (Chip Dombrowsky), Shannon Alexander (Brian) Ellenberg, Stephen (Penny) Carey, Douglas (Amanda) Carey and Amy Carey (Steven) Smith; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jessica Rice, Zackary, Isabella, and Cecilia Holton, Michael, Alexandria, and Nicholas Galin, Stephanie Carey (Ryan) Hardison, Roy (Hope Lilly, friend) Carey, Donna Connell (Michael) Gordon, Stephen Carey, Jr., Carey, Aiden and Bailey Smith, Savannah, Beau, deceased, and Tyler Ellenberg and Hunter Dombrowsky; great-great grandchildren, Reid Carey and Abigail Hardison; and special family children, Steven, David and Jaclyn Lilly.

His funeral was held Sunday, April 13, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Gainey and the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park.

The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529 or to the Harold & Elsie Alexander Scholarship Fund, c/o Patricia Wood, PO Box 14, Stonewall, NC  28583. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


April 9, 2014

Memorial Service

ORIENTAL - Jesse Hoyt Arnold III, 62, of 304 B Main St. died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at St. Thomas Episcopal church in Otiental. He is survived by a son, Jesse Hoyt Arnold IV of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; sister, Dina A. Holton and brother in law, Charles Holton of Oriental.

Fonnie Edmundson Higgs, 92, of Oriental, finished this life’s journey on April 4, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Alliance. She was born in Oriental on February 14, 1922, the eldest child of Claud and Emma McClees Edmundson.  Fonnie graduated from Oriental High School, class of 1939 and briefly attended Louisburg College.  She moved from Oriental during the early 1940’s and lived in the Norfolk, VA area where she met her future husband, Jack.  They were wed on Christmas Eve 1946 at the courthouse in New Bern, NC and lived their early married life in the Washington, D.C. area where each of their three children were born.  Jack, Fonnie and their daughter returned to live in Oriental in June, 1969. Fonnie was predeceased by her devoted husband, of 51 years, Jack Clarke Higgs in 1998; and both sons, Robert Warren Higgs (Bobby) in 1959 and William Clarke Higgs (Bill) in 2008. She is survived by a daughter, Fran Smith and husband, Philip, of Statesville, NC; two granddaughters, Cindi Ayala and husband, Sam, of Orlando, FL and Jenni Higgs, of Whiting, IN.  She is further survived by her sister, Mattie Spencer of Florence, NC; a niece and five nephews.  Also, longtime family friend and ‘adopted’ family member, Ricky Miller of Oriental. A visitation was held Sunday evening, April 6 at Bryant Funeral Home. A private burial is planned. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Lawrence Paul, 80, of Alliance died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. He was an active member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and active with the Gideons.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service and from U.S. Civil Service, Cherry Point after 20+ years.  He passionately loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Letha S. Paul; two sons, David Paul of Raleigh and Christopher Paul of Goldsboro; two daughters, Susan P. Kelemen of St. Louis and Belinda P. Stowe of Alliance; and eight grandchildren. His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 10 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment will follow in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday night at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 117, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Thea Lambertz McLean, 83, of Bayboro passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell McLean. She is survived by her son, Edward McLean of West Palm Beach, Florida; two daughters, Linda McLean of Bayboro and Christine Shewbridge of Westminster, California; six grandchildren, Harrison McLean, Nicole Shewbridge, Danielle Shewbridge, Russell McLean, Heather McLean and Samantha McLean; and one great-grandchild, Ahri McLean. Her memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 4 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Gainey officiating. The family will receive friends a half-hour before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Meals on Wheels, PO Box 184, Alliance, NC  28509 or Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC  27612. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of March 4, 2015


Eugene Erford Secord, Jr., age 64, of Winterstown, PA and formerly of Jarrettsville, MD, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at York Hospital. He was born August 31, 1950 in Hancock, NY, son of Eugene E. Secord, Sr., of Hancock, NY and Aileen Gregory Nuth of Jarrettsville. Eugene was employed by Amtrak and was a commercial fisherman. He is survived, in addition to his parents, by his step-father, Raymond Nuth of Jarrettsville, two sisters, Debbie Bell of White Hall and Suze Crowley of Morrobay, California and by nieces and nephews, Christina Bell, Ryan Bell and Valerie Bell. Also surviving are man friends and family. Services and burial will be held at a later date in North Carolina. Kurtz Funeral Home, P.A. was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.kurtzfh.com. His mother, Aileen, is formerly of Pamlico County. 

 

Week of February 25, 2015

 

Mary Chandler, 89, passed away Friday, February 13.  She moved to Camp Jo Jane from New Jersey in 1989. She was an active member of the Arapahoe United Methodist Church and also attended St. Paul’s. She volunteered at Hospice and the Arapahoe Charter School. She is survived by sons, Robert and Ralph, and daughter, Sharon, and their families. 

 

 

Week of February 18, 2015

 

 

Alene B. Cole of Grantsboro, N.C. formerly of Moraga, CA and Shaker Heights, OH peacefully at home after a brief illness. Beloved wife of Michael Mispagel. Devoted mother of Marc Zaller and Loretta Lennon of Sandwich, MA, Jeffrey Zaller and Kimberly Hunt of New Bedford, MA, and Elizabeth Raz of Corrales, N.M. Cherished sister of Stan Cole and Susan Cole.  Daughter of the late Louis and Meriam (Mandel) Cole.  Loving grandmother of Aaron and Elisa Nunes-Zaller, Oren and Nicole Raz, Lindsey

Adams, Sonny and Amanda Zaller and Emily and Benjamin Hunt. Dear former mother-in-law of Aurora Nunes. Alene and her husband, Mike sailed around the world for 25 years on their home built boat, Nin.  They settled and built a home by the Neuse River in

2008. Services held privately. Online condolences to the family may be made to bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Carol Kennedy Erwin, 66, of Oriental passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, at home. Carol’s life was robust and full of Love.  We appreciate all the love and support our family and friends gave us over the last year.  She knew she was loved, just as much as you knew you were loved by her.  Cancer took her, but her spirit won. That was her gift to all of us.  She worried more about us, her family and friends, than she did about herself during this ordeal. A dear friend, Tim Dallas, we lost this past year, said, People often get too busy living life and forget to take time to live.  Carol was always ready for an "adventure" and embodied living life to the fullest: traveling extensively, living in Europe, living on a sail boat for 8 years, cruising the Caribbean, and finally pottery.  All little girls want to play in the mud, and she became an accomplished potter in the last years.  Carol truly possessed a Happy Spirit and will be missed. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, R. Ashely Erwin; son, Kenneth Hyatt Bradshaw; daughter, Heather Lynn Turnage; step-son, W. Scott Erwin; sister, Patricia Irene Davis; six grandchildren, William Albert Glass, Emily Lynn Grace Glass, Kaitlynn Bradshaw, Juliann Bradshaw, Chase Erwin and Hope Erwin; and great-granddaughter, Sophia. A private memorial service for Carol will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55 E., Grantsboro, NC, 28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of February 11, 2015

 

Barry Allen Beauchamp, 73, of Oriental passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport. He was a member and first responder of Station #25 Florence/Whortonsville V.F.D. and former member and first responder of Station #19 Southeast Pamlico V.F.D.  He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Federal Government as an accountant.  He was an EMS instructor at Pamlico Community College, was instrumental in starting the First Responder Program in Pamlico County and formerly served as assistant Pamlico County Fire Marshal. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gayle Beauchamp; his brother, Donald R. Beauchamp Jr. of Boonesboro, Maryland; brother-in-law, W. Craig Thompson and wife, Nancy, of Ashburn, VA; two nieces, Nikki Thompson and Melissa Pilant and husband, Jonah; nephew, Eric Beauchamp; and great-nephew, Mason Pilant. His memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Joseph Joey” Connor Bennett, 37, of Stonewall passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. He was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed coaching Babe Ruth League Baseball. He is survived by his wife, Casie Bennett; father, George Bennett of Stonewall; mother and step-father, Susan Whitman and Steve, of Cedartown, GA; sons, Payton and Jaxon Bennett of the home; daughter, Brittany Cahoon of the home; and four sisters, Debbie Messerli of Cave Junction, OR, Eva Anderson of Sun Valley, CA, Nancy Owens of Bridgeton and Brandy Bennett of Cedartown, GA. His memorial service was held at on Tuesday, February 10 at Stonewall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Register and the Rev. Johnny Gainey officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to the Bennett Family, First South Bank, PO Box 316, Grantsboro, NC  28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Delma ONeal White, 71 of Grantsboro passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home. He was a member of Amity Christian Church where he served as elder and deacon. He owned and operated a water, sewer & utilities company for thirty-five years.  He also owned and operated Hildel & H&D Land Development Company.  He was an avid deer hunter and loved to shrimp and fish and enjoyed other outdoors activities with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Hilda White of the home; one son, Neal White of Grantsboro; one daughter, Tina Hancock of New Bern; one sister, Martha Sue Southern of Reelsboro; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two nephews, Mike White of Havelock and Andy Morton of Reelsboro and his special friend, “Little Bit”. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell and Rev. Kenny Conner officiating.  Interment followed at the church cemetery. The family received friends Friday evening at Bryant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amity Christian Church, 1831 Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, NC  28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of February 4, 2015


Winford “Wimpy” Errol Belangia, 71, of Arapahoe passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at home. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church.  He owned and operated Belangia’s Supermarket since 1973 and helped start the Arapahoe V.F.D.  He was a die-hard Harley Davidson rider and a charter member of

the H.O.G. Club.  He enjoyed fishing and being on the water and was a Nascar fan. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Elmo Belangia, Sr. and his son, Derek. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Belangia; his mother, Lela Belangia of Arapahoe; son, Robert Belaniga and wife, Lisa, of Arapahoe;

brother, Elmo “Bud” Belangia and wife, Pat, of Arapahoe; sister, Barbara Javaras of Chicago; three grandchildren, Craig Belangia and wife, Breanna, of Arapahoe, Ruark “Ru” Belangia and Amanda Hancock, both of Riverview, Fla; one great-grandchild, Kyla Belangia of Arapahoe; nieces, Cindy Conder and husband, Steve, of Louisville, KY and Dr. Kristin Javaras of Cambridge, MA; and his buddies, Ajax, Binkie and Molly. His memorial service will be held Sunday, February 1 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Cindy Midyette, Penny Dollar Farmer and Gary Bryan officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Pamlico County Hospice, 11146 Hwy 55 E, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or ones favorite charity. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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I want to start off by saying Thank You for all the support and love you all have provided.  It means a lot to my family and me. 

 

Luther Paul Buckner was a man loved and cared for by many. He would chat with anyone, keep up with you, and sometimes even leave you a special gift. Over these last couple of days I have got to visit with a lot of folks, and hear wonderful stories about my Grandpa. These stories have carried me this last week and helped so much. 

Grandpa was the man who made you laugh when you were hurt or hurting. 

When I was about 6 years old I had a bicycle and so I decided I wanted to see how fast I could go, I did that a lot in life. Well I went as fast as I could around the cul-de-sac, and soon my fast little self ended up a scraped little girl.  Grandpa came running out, I'm screaming and crying throwing a fit and he says "did you hurt the asphalt?" I stopped everything and looked at him confused, he laughed and I started laughing. He had a way with that. You couldn't be hurt or sad around him. He made you always feel good. I loved that about him. He could even do it over the phone. 

When I moved away I would call him and let him know what was going on in my life. He would always give me advice of what he thought would help. I would also find how he was doing and what was going on with him. 90% of the time I called at a bad time.  By bad time I mean Grandpa saying; I was in back of the house or I was outside, other times he'd be talking a nap, eating, just lots of things normal people would do. Soon he got a cell phone.  It was a shock to me. But when he had a land line he would try as fast as he could to get to the phone and he almost always could answer it.  He would stop whatever he was doing and just talk to me. He talked to me until his neck hurt and his arm hurt. Then he'd tell me he had to go. We'd say our I love you's and get off the phone.

Eventually the conversations changed from Grandpa just doing normal things, to when I called him and all the sudden he would start to say,   "Well I bought an electric bike, I got a scooter, I got a motorcycle today." Talk about messing with someone's nerves. I guess that's a little payback.  He took in a rebellious teenager and talked to a deaf ear, but a learning brain.  I never knew how much my grandpa did for me until I did a little growing up. I am who I am today because of him. 

Those motorcycles though, man he loved riding them. He talked about riding to Oklahoma all the time. I always tried convincing him to fly, but he didn't want to deal with TSA. He had a few choice words about them. He stayed busy always finding something to do. Living the life he loved. Finding one hobby after another.

He loved this little boy named Russel very much. He would ask me it seemed like everyday is he talking yet. Soon Russel could say this and that and it didn't matter if Grandpa  could understand him or not he had a conversation with him.  The last conversation we had was Friday, January 16, he got to tell Russel and me he loved us and we got to do the same.  From then on he couldn't talk, he was resting or too tired.  He's now forever resting in The Kingdom of God. Grandpa taught me a lot about God. When you turn to him all your burdens will go away. All you got to do is pray. He read so much of the Bible to my sister and me. He took us to church every Sunday. Always made sure we had $2.00 in our pockets. And he always made sure we looked nice. He wanted us to be proper and dress like a lady. I don't know how he put up with my tomboy stage. 

This man loved me and everyone else no matter what they did. His love shows in all the things he did for everyone and will forever remain here.  He was the kind of man after God's own heart.  He was a man after all and like all man he wasn't perfect, but God knows that, and loves all of man anyways. My grandfather had that type of love. That's why I have strength and why you have strength is because of the love. The love will carry all of us though this. 

When I got here I was looking through things and I came across a book of poems I went to go look at it and it fell open to a page. It was like he was speaking to me through the poem. He has done a lot of that this week. 


When I must leave you

For a little while-

Please do not grieve

And shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you

Through the years,

 

But start out bravely

With a gallant smile;

And for my sake

And for my name

Live on and do

All things the same,

 

Feed not your lonliness

On empty days,

But fill each waking hour

In useful ways,

 

Reach out your hand

In comfort and in cheer

And I in turn will comfort you

And hold you near;

 

And never, never

Be afraid to die

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

 

To finish I would like to recite a quote  by John Green

 

The Fault in Our Stars

 

"There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."

 

That quote couldn't possibly speak any more to us right now.

 

He may not be here physically, but he love is, and love is infinite. 

Just like God's love. 

 

Thank You,

Christal Arnold-Wells

(Paid Obituary)

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Edith Louise Ballance Kirk, 82, of Lowland passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at home. She was a member of Wardens Grove OFWB Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Arthur Lee Kirk; one son, Arthur S. Kirk of Florida; one daughter, Mary L. Kirk of Maryland; two sisters, Dapthney Walker of Sand Hill and Mildred Fulford of Lowland; and one granddaughter, Alison M. Baitz. Her memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of January 28, 2015

 

Willis Bass, 72, of Bayboro passed away January 17, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Susan Bass; two daughters,

Jennifer B. Okvist and husband, Peter, of Alliance, and Lisa Bass of California; four grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, Tiffany and Andrew; two brothers, Roger Bass and Terry Bass; and sister, Cindi. Will served three tours in Vietnam and three tours on the drill field at Parris Island in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He retired as Master Sergeant after over 22 years of service. His memorial service with military honors was held Tuesday, January 27 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Wolk officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Rd. Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28314.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Curtis “Scooter” Potter Lewis, Jr., 68, of Manteo, NC died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home. A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late Curtis Potter Lewis, Sr. and Nancy Etheridge Beals. Scooter was a veteran of the US Army, formerly owned and operated a surveying company, founded and operated Scoots Pizza of Oriental, NC, and was an accomplished musician. Scooter is survived by two sons, Luke Lewis of San Francisco, CA and Mack Lewis of New Orleans, LA. A memorial service was held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Manteo First Assembly with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks Hotline, PO Box 1490, Manteo, NC 27954. (Paid Obituary)

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jimmy Derrell Watson passed away in Whortonsville, North Carolina, on January 14th, 2015, at the age of 67. Jimmy was born on October 23, 1947in Quanah, Texas, to James and Adelyne Watson.  He grew up near Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Meadow High School in Meadow, Texas in 1966.  Jimmy served in the Army from 1967 to 1973 and later studied electronics in Oklahoma City.

He married Elyse Wilkes in 1974 in Placerville, Colorado, and was a caring stepfather to Elyse’s daughter, Rachael.  Jimmy constructed a home for them in a beautiful rural setting near Norwood, Colorado.  He worked at the Telluride Ski Area and enjoyed elk hunting, fishing, downhill and crosscountry skiing in the mountains there.

In 1984, they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he renovated two homes for the family.  He worked at the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute (NMERI) and frequently rode his bicycle to work.

In 1997, Jimmy and Elyse moved to Whortonsville, North Carolina.  Again, Jimmy used his skills to remodel their home and for many years was employed as a marine mechanic at several local marinas in nearby Oriental, North Carolina.  He enjoyed boating and fishing.

Jimmy was admired for his kind heart, entertaining nature, and many life-learned skills.  He was accomplished at marine mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, auto repair, and welding. — abilities appreciated by many.  He had a love of nature and enjoyed cooking and reading. 

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elyse Watson, of Albuquerque, NM; his stepdaughter, Rachael Dollahon, of St Petersburg, FL; and relatives in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Mexico, New Mexico, and California.  Jimmy was preceded in death by his father James Watson, his mother Adelyne Kirby Watson, his sister Shirley, and his brother Jerry Lynn.

A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Watson residence, 267 Old Lupton Road, Whortonsville, North Carolina.  Martha Brown will officiate. (Paid obituary)


 

Week of January 21,2015


Margaret Agnes Bennett, 87, of Glen Allen, VA, formerly of Pamlico County, entered into eternal rest on December 31, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Bennett Sr. She is survived by her sons, Edmond Jr. (Cheryl) of Glen Allen, Va. and James (Saliha) of Raleigh; daughters, Christine (David) Carroll of Suffolk, Va. and Ann (John) Grey of Vanceboro; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service was held on January 19th at Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Robert Buddy Thomas Jones, 49, of Goose Creek died Tuesday, January 13,2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Trudy Bennett of Goose Creek; brother, P.J. Jones of Goose Creek; two sisters, Susie Eastwood of Goose Creek and Pam Tyson of Kinston; and nine nieces and nephews. His graveside service was held Saturday, January 17th at Caton Cemetery, Goose Creek. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial donations be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Jack Dennis Russell, 63 of Merritt, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. He served proudly in the USMC attaining the rank of SGT in 1974 as a team leader with the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. After serving 4 years with the Marines, he served over 2 years as a SGT with the U.S. Army, 1st 504th, 82nd Airborne. Upon honorable discharge, his career in law enforcement spanned decades, during which he spent many happy and productive years as a Game Warden for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. In retirement, Jack loved the outdoors, particularly sailing.

Jack is survived by his son Jack Russell and wife Angela of Maine, sisters Diane Backus and husband Steven of Delaware and Denise Russell of Arapahoe, NC, nieces Pennie and Mary, and his nephew Jesse and Steven. Services will be private per family request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation in his name.

 

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville.

 

Week of January 14, 2015



Isla Lee Bennett, 102, of Reelsboro went home to be with her Lord & Savior, Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Rex Bennett Sr. and daughter, Margaret Bennett Toler.

A beloved mother, grandmother and granny, she is survived by her sons, Milford Rex Bennett Jr. and wife, Betty, Ray Wheeler Bennett and wife, Carolyn, and Ken Maynard Bennett and wife, Juanita, all of Reelsboro; daughter, Mildred Bennett Green and husband, Jim, of New Bern; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, two nieces and three nephews.

Her funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 14th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach and the Rev. Seth Jones officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives from Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to ones favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Jonah Allen Carawan, infant, passed away January 6, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, Richard Carawan and Alexus Spivey; maternal grandparents, Larry & Ruth Spivey and Lyn Deal; paternal grandfather, Lonnie Carawan; maternal great-grandfather, Larry Spivey Sr.; and paternal great-grandmother, Gretchen Bennett. Memorial services were held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

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William T. "Bill" Gilgo, 75, longtime resident of New Bern, NC passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 5, 2015. Bill was born on June 12, 1939 in Washington, NC, where he grew up, met his wife, Glenda, and was a member of the 1956 Washington Pam Pack Walk of Fame Team. Bill graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC where he had an illustrious football career as "The Golden Toe", kicking many late-game field goals in critical moments. He was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 as a member of the Class of 1961-62.

Bill was a recipient of the NC State Long Leaf Pine Award for his years of service as a State Probation Officer. He retired to enjoy boating, fishing, gardening, and travel and his family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Jim Gilgo, as well as, brothers; James Gilgo, Jimmy Silverthorne and Gordon Mixon. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Glenda; son, Chuck, and his wife Kristi, of New Bern, son, Kip, and his wife Sandi, of New Bern, daughter, Marty White of Bayboro, nine grandchildren; Josh White, Steve Gilgo, Lindsay White, Hunter Gilgo, Sydney Gilgo, Allyson White, Blair Gilgo, William White and Garrett Gilgo; and his sister, Geraldine Newbern of Washington, NC.

The family visited with friends Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, January 9, 2015 at Pollock-Best Chapel with Rev. Charlene Pierce Guider officiating. Burial followed at New Bern Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pollockbest.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials may be given to the Craven County Hospice PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28561; St. Jude's Children's Research Center 262 Danny Thomas Place  Memphis, TN 38105; Trinity United Methodist Church, 2311 Elizabeth Ave. New Bern, NC 28562 or the charity of your choice.

 

Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Gilgo Family


 

December 3, 2014

 

Joan Worzel Blair, 84, of Oriental died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William Anthony Blair; two sons, William Blair Jr. of New Bern and Marc Blair of New Bern; two daughters, Vivian Blair of Oriental and Eleanor Brosius of Centreville, Va. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The Hope Clinic, PO Box 728, Bayboro, NC  28515. No services are planned.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



Roy Lucky Raymond Ludvigsen, 94, of Grantsboro passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Apostolic Christian Church in Wisconsin.  He was an avid bee keeper and Ham Radio operator. He was preceded in death by his son, Robin Charles Ludvigsen. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mildred R. Ludvigsen; two sons, Roy Ludvigsen Jr. and wife, Phyllis, of Amissville, Va. and Chris Ludvigsen and wife, Janet, of Arkansas; daughter, Suzanne Lacy and husband, Jim, of Texas; daughter-in-law, Linda Ludvigsen of Grantsboro; brother, Robert Ludvigsen of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; sister, Marion Palmer of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3 at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

Jeffrey Lynn Daniels, 75, of South Creek, died Monday, December 1, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Washington. He attended Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.  He retired from Station #12 Norfolk Fire Department and on his day off served as an U.S. Marshal. He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Sandra Gaskins Daniels; son, Lt. Col William Jeffrey Daniels and wife, Lydia, of Fort Knox, Kentucky; daughters, Jane Lynette Daniels of St. Augustine, Fla. and Adrienne Leigh Daniels of South Creek; three brothers, Ashley Daniels of South Creek, Henry Daniels of Belhaven, and Kirby Daniels of Trenton; three sisters, Mavis Powers, Darnell Smith, and Bertie Arnhols, all of South Creek; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and beloved companion, Missy”. His memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 4 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating and military honors. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Dublin Grove FWB Church, c/o Fay Peele, 282 Peele Rd., Aurora, NC  27806.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



Janie Bolton Millard, 73, of Aurora, went to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday, November 29, 2014. She was born in Wayne County in June 1941 to Richard Thomas Bolton and Rachel Coley Bolton.  She was employed by Potash Corp. until her retirement in 2004.  She was a member of White Hill OFWB Church and enjoyed church activities and various crafts.

In addition to her parents, Janie was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Robert Ray Millard, her brother, William Richard Bolton, and nephew, Ricky Bolton.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving family, including, her sons, Christopher K. Millard and wife, Sherylee, and Ray Jefferson Jeff” Millard, both of Aurora; three granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; step-daughters, Martha Worsley of Ocean Isle Beach and Debbie Lyon of Mt. Airy; stepsons, Richard R. Millard Jr. of Tarboro and Lisle Millard of Newnan, Ga.; and nine step-grandchildren.

Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3rd at White Hill OFWB Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to White Hill OFWB Church Bldg. Fund, PO Box 519, Aurora, NC  27806 or American Lung Assoc., 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 800, Washington, DC  20004. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of November 26, 2014

 

 

Our beautiful angel, Delphia Ipock Caraway, 55, of Florence, went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, November 16, 2014. She and her husband, Sherwood, were members of Concord Christian Church in Florence.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, hero, best friend, simply an amazing woman.  She was a Jill of all trades, no job too large, no task too small, her drive was paralleled by no other.  A

woman of many talents, capable of single handedly conquering all challenges, yet nurturing enough to meet the smallest need of her loved ones.  She loved with a passion that most people only read about in fairy tales.  Her love and influence will guide many throughout the course of their lives, the support she gave and the sacrifices she made will be dearly missed but cherished by all.

She is survived by her soulmate of 41 years, Sherwood Caraway; her daughters, Amber C. Spain and husband, Derek, of Florence and Lisa Caraway, also of Florence; her mother, Frances Ipock of Bridgeton; brother, Andy Ipock and wife, Gladys, of Bridgeton; sister, Lori Lee of Ernul; and three grandchildren, Emma, Morgan and Blake Spain.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Stephens officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Friday evening at thefuneral home. Online condolences may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



George Pollard Willis, 82, of Bairds Creek passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at home. He was a lifelong farmer and resident of Pamlico County in the Bairds Creek area.  He was a member of Amity Christian Church where he served as a deacon, superintendent and the board of trustees. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seth Austin Willis and Eva Pipkin Willis, two brothers, Seth Austin Willis and Lionel E. Willis, and four sisters, Lois Blackwell, Elsie Keel, Sara Alice Munns, and Kathleen

Koelliker. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ramona I. Willis; and 18 nieces and nephews. His funeral was held Sunday, November 23 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of November 12, 2014

 

Paul Wayne Davis, 51, of Arapahoe died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Davis; his mother, Ann Davis of Arapahoe; stepdaughter, Linda Gayle Ross of Dawson Creek; two brothers, Thomas Allen Davis of Merritt and Harley Dale Davis of Morehead City; sister, Sue Ann Davis of Arapahoe; and one grandchild. His funeral service was held Saturday, November 8 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment was in Lee Family Cemetery. The family received friends following the service at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Kay Francis Cuthrell Herring, 79, of New Bern, NC, passed away on November 6, 2014 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband J.T. Herring. She is survived by her sons, Terry Herring and Robert Herring of Grantsboro; her sisters Peggy Kucan and Linda Griffin; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Monday, November 10 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family received friends Sunday, November 9 at Cotten Funeral Home.  

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  

 

Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. 

Mary Jane is survived by her son Douglas Whitfield and daughter-in-law Kimberly Whitfield of Las Vegas; sisters Elizabeth Mitchell of Reelsboro, North Carolina and Mary Lee Dike of Las Vegas, Nevada as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special cousin Charlene Richards of Plymouth, North Carolina.  She was preceded in death by brothers Stanley Hodges Jr. and James “Jimmy” Hodges and by her husband Bennie Ireland, her second husband Fred Waldrop, and by her first husband Fenner Whitfield.  Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.    Mary Jane was a great nature lover and found great joy in gardening and raising her pets.  She loved to cook and share recipes with everyone.   She leaves behind a host of extended family and friends and will be sorely missed by those who knew her.  “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

Arrangements were by La Paloma Funeral Home in Henderson, Nevada.  On-line condolences may be posted at www.lapalomafuneralservices.com\lapaloma Services and burial to be held in Lowland, North Carolina in the spring of 2015.

 

 

Week of November 5, 2014

 

Larry Milford Dorman, 70, of Oriental died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at home. He is survived by two sons, Ryan Dorman of Oriental and Judd Dorman of Florida; three sisters, Faye Dorman, Eloise Dorman and Barbara Ogburn, all of Florida; and one granddaughter, Amanda.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Willie Samuel Tyndall Sr., 83, of Alliance passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. He attended Faith Christian Assembly of God and was an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Lee Tyndall and great-grandson, Abel Thomas Schofell. He is survived by two sons, Willie Tyndall Jr. and wife, Brenda, and Mark Tyndall and wife, Jammie, all of Alliance; two daughters, Kathy Tyndall of Alliance and Connie Hallman and husband, Todd Hallman (U.S. Army Ret.) of Hope Mills; one brother, Myron Tyndall and wife, Myrtice, of Alliance; 15 grandchildren, Jamie Schofell, Jenny Schofell, Jeffery Schofell Jr., U.S. Navy Corpsman Ryan Tyndall, Cory Tyndall, U.S. Army Specialist Shane Tyndall, Joseph Avery, David Johnston Jr., Kasey Tyndall, Mark Smithwick, Ben Smithwick, Joanna Smithwick, William Hallman, Chase Hallman and Jaana Hallman; and six great-grandchildren, Mariah Stowe, Alex Williamson, Matt Williamson, Kamden Schofell, Makenna Smithwick and Olivia Tyndall. His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 5 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardison officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Hospice 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center, 290 Keel Rd., Grantsboro, NC  28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



William (Ray) Wetherington, 82, of Trent Woods passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at home. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, was a member of St. Johns Masonic Lodge #0003 and Elks Lodge and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Clark Wetherington; two sons, Bill Wetherington and wife, Paula, of Trent Woods and John Wetherington and wife, Stephanie, of New Bern; two sisters, Jean Boyd of New Bern and Barbara Wetherington of Kingston, Canada; four grandchildren, Tracey Lewis, Michael Harris, Kayley Wetherington, and Ashley Wetherington; and three great-grandchildren, Alana & Noah Lewis and Sky Harris. His funeral service was held Monday, November 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Estes and the Rev. Mike Scott officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL  33607. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Week of October 15, 2014

 

Mildred Jean Norman, 80, of Ernul, died October 8, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She retired from Moen. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jarvis of Pamlico County, Terry Minor of New Bern; one son, Tracy Ipock of Ernul;  two sisters, Ruth Blandford and Helen Broughton, both of Pamlico County, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Week of October 8, 2014

 

Donna Margaret Schmidt Bridges, of Grantsboro, died peacefully on Thursday, October 2, at the family home surrounded by her family and close friends after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olene and Vincent Schmidt, her daughter, Melissa Bridges, a brother, Patrick Schmidt and her nephew Brian

Schmidt. Surviving are her husband of thirty-seven years Lewis Bridges, her son

Nicholas Bridges and wife Lisa of Grantsboro. Her loving grandchildren Lexi, Carter and Colby Bridges, sister, Kathy Pfannenstiel and husband George, brother Michael Schmidt and wife Elsa, brothers John Schmidt and David Schmidt, all of Grantsboro.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews. She was a former Pamlico County Commissioner and School Board member.  She was also a member of the Pamlico County Booster Club and the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The memorial services were held Saturday, October 4, at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Michael Roach officiating. Visitation was held at Bryant Funeral Home before the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Pamlico County, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or PAWS of Pamlico County, PO Box 888, Oriental, NC 28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home of Alliance.

 

 

Luella Cayton Bennett Brinson, 87, of Minnesott Beach passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at The Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Arapahoe FWB Church and also attended Amity Christian Church. Mrs. Luella served dutifully for 24 years as the wife of Pamlico County Sheriff, Leland Brinson and together they served as charter members of Pamlico County Rescue Squad.  She also served on the board of directors at Pamlico Community College, delivered Meals on Wheels, and ran Luellas Beauty Shop for 30 years. Luella took great pride in being a wonderful mother, grandmama/Mema, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin Bennett and Leland Brinson; her son, Keith Bennett; her brother, Lathel Ward Cayton; and special sister, Lessie Hayes. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Bennett and husband, David Tyndall, of Arapahoe; two grandchildren, Tracy Bennett and Kacy Forbes & husband, Jeremy; one great-grandchild, Kayton Forbes; and daughter-in-law, Gloria Tyndall & husband, Glenn. Her funeral was held Monday, October 6, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment followed in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Katherine Billie Glean Manthe, 70, of Fairfield Harbor died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at home. She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, George L. Manthe, three sons, Brett Manthe and wife, Janice, of Leesburg, Virginia, Wayne Manthe and wife, Colleen, of Jefferson, Georgia and Matthew Manthe and wife, Cheryl, of Miller Place, New York; two sisters, Glenda Godden of New York and Muriel Evaschuck of Florida; and five grandchildren, Zachary, Gannon, Shea, Jake and Sophie. Her memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 10, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Webber officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Craven County Hospice, PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC  28561.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Earline V. Calcutt Miles, 87, of Grantsboro, formerly of South Carolina, born September 11, 1927 passed away October 5, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Miles, and two grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Richards (Danny) of Youngsville and Brenda Spain (Bruce) of Stonewall; step-children, Faye Miles, Russell Miles (Janlyn) and Judy Yarborough, all of South Carolina; sister, Emma Hill (James) of Winnesboro, SC; brother, Gene Calcutt (Marie) of Florence, SC; brother-in-laws, Harry Parkhurst and Joe Parkhurst, both of Lake City, SC; sister-in-laws, Irene Arnold of Chariton, Iowa and

Peggy Hudson of Effingham, SC; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Hewitt Family Cemetery, Florence, SC. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to ones favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Edith Emery Mills, 91, of Oriental passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at The Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Oriental First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Steve Emery & Della Pittman Emery and her husband, Frank Mills. She is survived by her son, Frank Mills III and wife, Elizabeth, of Raleigh; her daughter, Gloria Tyndall and husband, Glenwood, of Oriental; sister, Pearl Carey and husband, Louie, of New Bern; and three grandchildren, Tracy Bennett, Jonathan Mills and Lauren Fye and husband, Gary. Her funeral was held Tuesday, October 7 at Oriental First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Oriental Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Oriental First Baptist Church, 605 Broad St., Oriental, NC  28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Donald Don” Clayton Wilson, 57, of Arapahoe died September 29, 2014, at

CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and playing golf. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Anna Wilson; one son, Brian Wilson of Oriental; one daughter, Candice Marsh of New Jersey; two step-sons, Jason Crawford of WA and Nicholas Crawford of New Jersey; one brother, Kenneth Wilson and wife, Nancy, of New Jersey; and three grandchildren,

Amelia, Dominique and Heidi. His memorial service will be held 11am, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of October 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

Brenda Suzy” Hastings Alitto, RNC, 66, of Oriental, NC passed away at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC on September 28, 2014. She was born in Shelby, NC, graduating from Shelby High School in 1966. She attended Western Carolina University and received her Registered Nurse credentials from NC Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University. She was employed as a Certified Psychiatric Nurse at multiple facilities throughout the United States including VA Medical Centers at Lebanon, PA; Topeka, KS and Perryville, MD. She also worked at Rouge Valley Hospital, Medford, OR; Duke University Hospital; Butner, NC Federal Correctional Institute; University of Alabama, Birmingham Hospital and Philhaven Hospital, Mt. Gretna, PA. Her last position was with Neuse Mental Health, New Bern, NC. Her recent passion was theater and was active in the Oriental Old Theater, acting in multiple plays over the past 10 years. She was also an active member of the Minnesott Golf and Country Club and the Red Hat Society and a volunteer for Hospice of Pamlico Co. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Z. Hastings and Elizabeth G. Hastings, of Shelby. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Samuel P. Alitto of Oriental and her son, Anthony J. Alitto of Orlando, FL, as well as three cousins, Donald Peters of Grover, NC, Robert Ellis of Durham, NC and Stephen Ellis of Salisbury, NC. Those wishing to speak with the family may do so from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home on Thursday, October 2 with a memorial service following at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave, Suite 111, Wilmington, NC  28403.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


Dorthea Doris Antoneia Bischoff, 69, of Oriental passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014. She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Church where she was a member of the church choir. She was a member of SCOO (Sailing Club of Oriental), a part of SHAW Ministry, enjoyed the card game MahJongg and an avid gardner. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Bischoff; five daughters, Linda Stiene, Barbara Eckner, Victoria Toth, Cynthia Kolp, & Erica McGovern; two brothers, two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held 4 p.m., Friday, September 26, at St.

Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Tom Tilley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematoyr.com


Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

 

 

 

Muriel Walker Daniels, 99, of Hampton, VA, passed away at Sentara Careplex after a short illness on Thursday September 25, 2014. God sent a butterfly down to carry our Mom to heaven on its wings. Muriel said the first people she wanted to see was her mother that she lost at age 12, then to see her granddaughter, Kristie that passed away at the age of 13. Mom had a plan and died on Kristie’s birthday. Mom was born July 3, 1915 in the backwoods of Edward, NC. Her mother was Charlotte Reed Walker, father was Frank Stevenson Walker. She was married to Morris A. Daniels for 61 years and leaves behind three children, Karen Keast (Jerry) of Hampton, Sharon Daniels of Great Bridge, Morris Daniels (Susan) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Mike Johnson, Laurie Baker, Linda Goodson, Joshua Daniels and Jessica Daniels; great-grandchildren, Michele Humphries, Austin Johnson, Laurissa Baker, Ryan Baker, Rachel Johnson, Nathan Nightengale. The family received friends Sunday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton, VA. A funeral service was held at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, NC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  Interment was in Star Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 98, Stonewall, NC 28583.

 


Edward Pee-Wee Horace Jackson, 88, of New Bern passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at home. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the New Bern Shrine Club, Sudan Temple & St. Johns Masonic Lodge #3.  He owned and operated New Bern Furniture. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah McDaniel Jackson. He is survived by his two sons, Billy E. Jackson and Jerry G. Jackson & wife, Jeanne, all of New Bern; five grandchildren, Jesse Jackson, Crystal Jackson, Eddie Jackson & wife, Emily, Christopher Jackson and Nancy Ayers; and nine great-grandchildren. His memorial service was held Friday, September 26 at Bryant Funeral Home. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL  33607 or ones favorite charity. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


Gregory Dale Midyette, 57, of Arapahoe passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Renee, one son Eric Morris (Wendy) of Arapahoe, two daughters Amanda Midyette Bailey (Steven) of Plant City, FL, and Sarah Midyette of Arapahoe. Granddaughters Erica Morris, Kaley Tijerina and Alyssa Bailey. He is also survived by one sister Donna Bray of Reelsboro, two brothers, Bruce Midyette (Cindy) and Jerry Midyette (Sherre), both of Arapahoe. A Memorial Service was held Monday, September 15, 2014 at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe with the Reverend Merritt Watson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Christian Church Columbarium Fund. 



Johnnie Lewis Green, 83, of Roberts Rd., Grantsboro died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member and elder at Amity Christian Church. He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Alice Kinnion of Blounts Creek and several other nieces and nephews. His funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Amity Christian Church with the Dr. Bob Cayton and the Rev. Kenny Connor officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Cuthrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Kevin Sanders Catfish” Whorton, 57, of Florence passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Duke Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen George “S.G.” Whorton, brother, Gary Whorton and sister-in-law, Helen Whorton. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Whorton of Florence; and brother, Larry Whorton and wife, Mary Helen “Duck” Whorton, of Arapahoe. His funeral service was held Saturday, September 27 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment followed in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA  22116-8034. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Week of September 24, 2014

 

Helen Bernadette Mammes Albanese of Oriental, NC died Sunday September 21, 2014 at The Courtyards at Berne Village. She is preceded in death by husband Peter A. Albanese, and brother John G. Mammes  Helen is survived by daughter Paula Valinoti and son-in-law Joe Valinoti of Oriental. Services will be Tuesday September 30, 2014 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental, NC at 11am, with Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Craven County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610 New Bern, NC 28561 or to St Thomas Episcopal Church, 402 Freemason St., Oriental, NC 28571. Condolences may be made to the Albanese family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com

Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory in charge of arrangements.

Sherri Lynn Hollowell, 54, of Grantsboro passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in a motor vehicle accident. She is survived by her son, Charlie Radtke of Tenn.; two daughters, Katie Radtke of Morehead City and Maggie Radtke of Tenn.; her mother, Sue Peed Hollowell of Aurora; her father, Jackie U. Hollowell; her companion, Sam Newman; brother, Jackie U. Hollowell Jr. of Arapahoe; sister, Lisa Hollowell-Strickland of Wilmington; and six grandchildren. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of September 17, 2014

 

George Thomas Anderton, Jr., 87, of Alliance died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at home. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a charter member of the VFW Post 8094 of Pamlico County and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 33, Washington, DC.  He retired from the Officers Association, served 21 years in the U.S.M.C. and 19 years with the Civil Service and served the community for over 40 years.He is survived by his wife, Elga Anderton; son, George T. Anderton III of Springfield, VA; daughter, Elaine A. Taiariol of Warren, Michigan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 17th at Bryant

Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow immediately in Grantsboro cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515 or Rock of Zion Church, PO Box 381, Grantsboro, NC  28529. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.




 

Benjamin Floyd Hardison, Jr., 73, of Arapahoe, passed away peacefully at home on September 11. He was the son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Hardison of Arapahoe. Floyd was a graduate of East Carolina, Yale and Wayne State Universities. He received a direct commission to the US Army where he served in combat in Vietnam Nam and retired as a Major after 22 years of service. His second career was at Pamlico Community College where he served in many roles including Trustee, Foundation Director, financial aid officer and educator. He was also devoted to Bethany Christian Church where he served as deacon and elder. Floyd is survived by wife Sandra of 22 years; brother, Smith Paul of Arapahoe; and former spouse, Nancy Hardison of Greenville. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin Hardison III, Elizabeth Wood, Catherine Davies, Paul Hardison, Eddie Swain, Michael Swain and 14 grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Bryant Funeral Home Monday, September 15. A memorial service with military honors and masonic rites was held at Bethany Christian Church on Tuesday with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gideons, Bethany Christian Church or the Floyd Hardison Memorial Scholarship Fund. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

 

 

 

Larry McKay Edwards, 68, entered God’s heavenly home on Monday, September 8, 2014 at UNC Hospital Cancer Center. Born August 3, 1946 in Sandy Creek, Henderson, Vance County and grew up in Pamlico County.  He was the son of the late Isham Blanford (Blannie) and Essie Pearl Faulkner Edwards of Reelsboro.  Larry’s late paternal grandparents Isham Hamet (Jack) and Lula Ethel Dunn Edwards of Franklin County and the late maternal grandparents Green and Lillian Annie Belle Faulkner of Vance County. He was preceded in death by his grandson Christian Edward McAllister, his brother Jerry Wayne Edwards, his parents and his loved dog, Peanut.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13 at 2:00pm at Jones Cemetery, 5322 Marytate Road, Pink Hill officiating Pastor Sam Jones. Visitation on Saturday was at 10am at Kahlert Funeral & Cremation, Maysville. Larry loved God, his family; genealogy, and being outdoors hunting, fishing, or cooking on his grill. He retired from Stephan Corporation as an Electrician in Lawrenceville, GA then came home to live in Pamlico County. Larry attended Broad Creek Christian Church and was a member of James City Grantham Masonic Lodge #725.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 25 years B. Sue Jones Edwards; sisters, Brenda Edwards Armstrong Townley of Craven County & Mavis Jeanette Cahoon Holton of Pamlico County;  sister-in-law, Sue Sanderlin Edwards; Children, Susan Edwards Butterfield (Rowe) of Oceanside, CA, Tiffany Michelle Edwards Davidson (Tart) of Pamlico County; Chris Scott Purfoy of Vernal, Utah; Brenda Ginn Samaniego of Mesa, AZ; Patricia Ginn Najera of Pitt County, Joey Ginn of Farmville & John Ginn of Marana AZ; Grandchildren, Faith Naomi Butterfield, Jacob Andrew Butterfield, Grace Abigail Butterfield, Taysia Andrea George, Jordane Jon Tomczak, Kendall Rayne Davidson, Keira Adrianne Mattocks, Lathaniel Lawrence Davidson, Emory Shaylynn Davidson, Tyson Leonard, Natasha Nicole Purifoy, Kelcee Ann Purifoy, Tori Beacham, Brandon Najera, Sebastina “SL” Causey, Chandler Ginn, Jaidyn Ginn, Corey Gin, Caleb Green, Mercedes Ginn;  Carolee Hammond, Jessica Najera, Reynaldo Najera, Donald Proulx, Jeffrey Proulx & Corina Salcup; fourteen great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews.

 

Week of September 10, 2014

 

 

Paul Edwin Graham Sr., age 71, of Caton, passed away on September 5, 2014 in his home with family by his side. He is now in the presence of his lord and savior. Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Elizabeth Hembly Torrence and Alfred Torrence on October 11, 1942. Paul was adopted by his stepfather Albert Graham as a child, but shared a close bond with his biological father Alfred Torrence. Paul was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served the country from 1959 to 1963. After returning to Ohio, he retired from General Motors while living in Youngstown.  After moving to North Carolina with his family, he worked and retired from the Maintenance Department of the Craven County Government. Paul was always recognized for his punctuality and accuracy at work by his coworkers. Paul was a devoted member of the Trent Free Will Baptist Church in Merritt, where he taught Sunday School. He was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.  He also enjoyed growing roses and playing pool and poker. Pauls most cherished accomplishment in life was his marriage to his wife, Jacquelyn Graham of 52 years. Paul is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Graham; son, Paul Graham, Jr & spouse, Mary, of Morehead City; daughter, Deborah Graham of Rochester, NY; son, Daryl Graham Sr. of Caton; son, Donald Graham of Panama City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Erin Graham, Brittany Mortensen, Ryan Graham, Daryl Graham Jr., and Shane Graham; two great-grandchildren, Cadence and Abigal Mortensen; and one surviving sister Mary Briggs and husband, Jim, of Cleveland, OH.

The family gathered at Bryant Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday September 7 to share stories and memories of Paul. His funeral was held Monday, September 8 at Trent Free Will Baptist Church with the Reverend Graham Lane officiating.  Interment followed in Knox Family Cemetery, service officiated by Reverend Paul Jackson. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trent Free Will Baptist Church 171 Florence Rd. Merritt, NC 28556. The family would like to thank Craven County Hospice for their kindness and support shown during this difficult time. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, 52 Bryant St. Alliance, NC.



Ann Woodward Oliver, 76, of Arapahoe died Monday, September 8, 2014, at home. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church.  She taught English for 38 years before retiring. She is survived by her husband Daniel Oliver; her son, Jason Howard of Henderson; and one grandson, David Hicks. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 10 at Bethany Christian Church.  Entombment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bethany Christian Church, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Raymond Harold Rhoden, Jr., 65, of Hobucken passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a retired commercial fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and deer hunting. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Rhoden; one son, Bryan Rhoden and wife, Kelly, of Lowland; two daughters, Christina Godwin and husband, Troy, of Hobucken and Maria Norman and husband, Jamey, of Merritt; two sisters, Rhonda Luckey of Stark, Fla. and Bonny West of Chocowinity; three brothers, Doran L. Sadler and Lynn Sadler, both of Hobucken and Mickey Sadler of Grantsboro; and five grandchildren, Amber Norman, Jamey Norman Jr., Leighia Godwin, Lora Rhoden and Sara Rhoden. His funeral was held Tuesday, September 9, at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Ray Bonner officiating.  Interment was in Barnett Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives following the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509 to assist the family with final expenses. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

Week of September 3, 2014


Alice L. Rawls entered into the comfort of her Lord & Savior on September 1, 2014, ten days from her 100th birthday. She was a charter member of Reelsboro Christian Church. She is survived by one son, Phillip A. Rawls Sr. and wife, Betty, of Washington; one daughter, Cynthia Benton and husband, Frank, of Camden; six grandchildren, Phillip Rawls Jr. and wife, Linda, of Oriental, Betty Jean Hamby and husband, Lance, of Reelsboro, Christopher A. Rawls and wife, Dawn, of New Bern, Pamela B. Brown and husband, Scott, of Hertford, John L. Benton and wife, Becky, of Carthage, and Karl W. Benton and wife, April, of Hertford; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Ester Lupton; husband, Guy L. Rawls; daughter, Viola Rawls; grandson, Johnathan Rawls; great-grandson, Christopher M. Rawls; son-in-law, John M. Benton Jr.; one sister and five brothers. Her funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 3 at Reelsboro Christian Church with the Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Dorothy “Bunne” Gillikin Bernatitus, 79, of Aurora, NC passed away Monday September 1, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Newport. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Aurora, NC with Pastor Wesley Taylor officiating. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe Bernatitus of Aurora; six children, Joanne Bernatitus of Newport; Matt Bernatitus of Baltimore, MD; Micki Bernatitus of Newport; Pat Bernatitus of Duluth, GA; John Bernatitus of Baltimore, MD; Kate Bernatitus of Newport News, VA; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Gillikin of Aurora; two sisters, Billie Daw of Arapahoe; Susan Chenoweth of Aurora, CO. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00PM Wednesday at 2824 Easy St., Newport, NC  28570. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family atwww.noefs.org

 

Christopher H. Noe Funeral Service Licensee, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.


 

Martha Louise Stell Wood, 74, of Grantsboro died Monday, August 25, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She worked as a home health care nurse and enjoyed fishing during her time off. She is survived by one son, Jeff Honeycutt and wife, Wendy, of Bridgeton;two daughters, Annette Wendy Clay and husband, John, of New Bern and Patricia Gayle Ludwick and husband, Terry, of Aurora; four grandchildren, Chris Hancock and wife, Morgan, of Wilmington, Jason Ireland of New Bern, Colby Harding of Greenville and Catie Ludwick of Baltimore; and two great-grandchildren, Julieana Harding and Janay Harding. A memorial service was held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Dublin Grove FWB Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. The family received friends and relatives immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico Co. Rescue Squad, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Patricia M. Fenty, 76, of Arapahoe passed away August 24, 2014, at home. She was a longtime member of P.C. Moose Family Center and retired from Town & Country as the produce manager. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Fenty and son, William Mark Ireland. She is survived by one son, Tom Ireland (Edna) of Reelsboro; one daughter, Lucy Jarman of Reelsboro; brother, Luther Bub Mulligan of Jamestown; sister, Bonnie Mulligan of Cary; four grandchildren, Chris Jarman (Jessica) of Bridgeton, Travis Mason of Fayetteville, Tabitha Larson (Jeremy) of Arapahoe, and Cheyenne Ireland of Reelsboro; and five great-grandchildren, Zach & Mallory Jarman , and Hunter, Kaelyn & Walker Larson. Her memorial service was held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Clark officiating. The family received friends and relatives Friday evening at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the family at 120 Florence St., New Bern, NC  28560. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Russell Douglas “Doug” Hall, Jr., 41, of Grantsboro, passed away, Tuesday, August 26, 2014  at UNC Chapel Hill. He was a member of Amity Christian Church. He is survived by his parents, Russell Douglas Hall, Sr.; and Peggy Toler Hall of Grantsboro; wife, Nancy W. Hall of the home; a daughter of the heart, great niece, Leann Delaney;  two sisters, Karen Spruill of Orientaland Anita Brown of Clarksville, TN; and two beloved dogs, Guiness & Sadie. His funeral service was held Friday, August 29 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Stan Brown officiating.  Interment followed in Amity Christian Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Tracy Andrew Popperwill, 48, of New Bern, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center. He was a commercial fisherman for many years. He is survived by his wife, Annette Popperwill of the home; three sons, Joseph Popperwill, Jacob Popperwill and Connor Popperwill all of the home; two daughters, Skyla Popperwill of the home, Ashley Barnard of Hobucken, one brother, Todd Popperwill of Hobucken and two grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, August 30, at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family received friends following the service at the church. Inurnment was in Lowland Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance, NC.


 

 

 

 

Week of August 20, 2014


Alice Spencer Cooke, 93, of Elizabeth City died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Waterbrook Assisted Living, Elizabeth City. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth City. She is survived by five daughters, Alice Lucille Daugherty of Norfolk, VA, Paula Ann Dail of Ayden, Joyce Evans of Hertford, Maxine Wall of Williston, and Vickie Wellnitz of Montivedio, Minnesota; one sister, Evy Lee Foreman of Hubert; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great & great-great grandchildren. Her funeral was held Monday, August 18 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed immediately in Celestial Memorial Gardens, Cash Corner. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Mary Louise Kiger Newman, 79, of Grantsboro passed away August 12, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Silver Hill Christian Church and the 60+ Club. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Newman. She is survived by three sons, Frank Newman and wife, Kathy, of Aurora; Tom Newman and wife, Karen, of Grantsboro; and Sam Newman and girlfriend, Sherri, of Grantsboro; one daughter, Sue N. Pressey and husband, Paul, of Ayden; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held Friday, August 15 at Silver Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne and the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family received friends and relatives Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to either Silver Hill Christian Church or Paul Cemetery Fund, 1903 Hwy 306 N. Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Marsha Lovell Scarborough, 68, of Vanceboro died Friday, August 15, 2014, at home. She attended United Methodist Church in Vanceboro. She is survived by two daughters, Candy Peters of Pinetown and Debbie Coward of Vanceboro; one brother, Bob Davis of New Bern; sister, Dody Lis of Myrtle Beach, SC; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 19 at Lowland Community Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Sunday, August 17 at Bryant Funeral Home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of August 13, 2014

 

Rev. Henry Pascal “H.P” Woodard, 89, of Reelsboro, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. After graduating from Alliance School, he served in the United States Coast Guard for two years during World War II. He later attended East Carolina University. He retired from MCAS Cherry Point Naval Supply Department with 28 years of service. His most rewarding job, for which he is best known, is that of a Pentecostal Holiness Minister. He was a Pastor for 38 years at several churches including Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Calvary, Goose Creek, Oriental, Friendship and, at his home church, Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is predeceased by his son, Floyd Eugene “Gene” Woodard. He is survived by his wife of 66 ½ years, Alice Ann Dixon Woodard; one brother, Thomas (Glenn) of Angier, NC; one daughter, Angie Bell (Albert) of Pollocksville; and one son, Alan Woodard (Paula) of Reelsboro; eight grandchildren, Martin Woodard, Matthew Woodard, Robbie Sawyer (Rodney), Michelle Sheaffer (Matt), Jessica Harper (Gerald), Kelsey Bell, Ashlynne Peters (Jonathan), and Jordan Woodard (Melissa); nine precious great-grandchildren, Wilson Sawyer, Alison Sawyer, Jamison Sheaffer, Jackson Sheaffer, Johnson Sheaffer, Micah Dietz, Nathan Harper, Emma Peters and Evan Peters; and a beloved nephew, Nat Martin, and his wife, Brenda. Visitation was Saturday, August 9 at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church and at other times at the Woodard residence.  The funeral service was held Sunday, August 10 at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial followed at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church, c/o Mrs. Jean Buck, 2017 South Goose Creek Road, Grantsboro, NC, 28529. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care, love, kindness and compassion shown to him and the family.

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral & Cremations.




William Norman Herwig, 89, of Aurora died Monday, August 11, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He retired from PCS Phosphate after 31 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Maxine Herwig; two daughters, Linda Potter and husband, Curtis, and Wanda Hardy, and husband, A.B., Jr., all of Aurora; brother, John D. Herwig of Huntington, TX; six grandchildren, Brian Potter (Holly), Brad Potter (Sandy), Jamie Overton (Sandy Woolard), Trey Overton (Erica), Christie Hardy, and Lori Roberson (Brandon); and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to ones favorite charity. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

 

Week of July 30, 2014

 

Deborah Kay Roberts Clark, 61, of Seven Springs died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at home. She is survived by her mother, Emma Hart of Reelsboro, two sons, Thomas E. Powers Jr. of Winston-Salem and Philip Perkins of Pollocksville; one daughter, Angel M. Powers of Newport; three brothers, Preston Rouse of New Bern, Jeff Rouse of Bridgeton, and Timmy Hart of Bridgeton; and five grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 24 at Sandhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Michael Griffin, 29, of Arapahoe died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He attended Alliance United Methodist Church. He is survived by his parents, Alton & Natalie Griffin of the home; one son, Devin Troy Griffin of Washington; four brothers, Alton E. Griffin III and wife, Whitney, of Vinton, VA, Jeremy H. Griffin, Richard M. Griffin and Johnathon D. Griffin, all of Arapahoe; paternal grandmother, Lynda Griffin of Arapahoe; maternal grandmother, Ory Day of Fayetteville; paternal great-grandmother, Alberta Hodges of Arapahoe; second mother, Darlene Day of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston the same day. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Fishes and Loaves (PCFLO), PO Box 771, Oriental, NC 28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

Paul Henry Newman, 78, of Aurora died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He retired from PCS after 29 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Jean Newman; three sons, Mike Newman of Aurora, Randy Newman of Atlantic Beach and Kevin Newman of Bath; daughter, Brenda Seligmann of Davidson; two stepsons, Robbie Carrow and Danny Carrow, both of Aurora; one stepdaughter, Leighann Linson of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. His memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Aurora Rescue Squad, PO Box 277, Aurora, NC 27806 or Pamlico County Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



 

Ruby Olivia Haddock Tyndall, 91, of New Bern died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her son, Horace E. Tyndall, Jr. of New Bern and daughters Joan T. Odham of New Bern and Judy T. Forrest of Raleigh, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends Sunday, July 27 at Cotton Funeral Home.Graveside services were held at Lakeside Chapel, Greenleaf Memorial Park, Monday, July 28. Entombment followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Cotton Funeral Home.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Sue Holton Whitford, 68, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at home. She was a member of Amity Christian Church and also attended New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. She was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She worked with J.C. Penney before being a stay at home mother for her children. After her children were grown, she worked with the Pamlico County Register of Deeds office for 20 years serving the county as the Registrar for 10 years. She was active in the N.C.A.R.D. (North Carolina Association of Register of Deeds). She was preceded in death by her parents, Billie & Nina Holton and a sister, Sherrie Kay Drerup. She is survived by her husband, Scott Whitford; one son, Gil Brinson and wife, Alison, of Beards Creek; one daughter, Becky Brinson ONeal of Beards Creek; two brothers, Johnnie Holton and wife, Gladys, of Reelsboro and Billy Stephen Holton of New Bern; and two grandchildren, Cason and Marshall Brinson. Her funeral was held Saturday, July 26 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Friday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Amity Christian Church Memorial Fund, 1831 Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, NC 28529 or The American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave. Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 23, 2014

 

Frederick J. (Fred) Mahlstedt, 81, of Oriental, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Carolina East Hospital following heart surgery. He and his wife, Pat, moved to Oriental 20 years ago from Miller Place, LI, NY. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was also an avid lover of animals. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Mahlstedt; son, Brian Mahlstedt of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Patti Bohnenblusch of Willow Springs, Sharon Minicozzi of Huntersville and Joy Gorman of Fuquay Varina; eight grandchildren, Brian Mahlstedt Jr., Ashley Mahlstedt, Ryan Minicozzi, Samantha Minicozzi, Keith Gorman, Kevin Gorman, Casey Bohnenblusch and Carly Bohnenblusch; and one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Sky Badger. A private memorial celebration will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS and Pamlico County EMS. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

 

In loving memory Larry Sparrow 

6/18/93 7/21/13 

 

 

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. 

We thought of you yesterday, and the days before that too. 

We think of you in silence, we often speak your name.

Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part.

We know you are safe in heaven, we have you in our hearts. 

 

Loved and deeply missed by your father, mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, all co-workers and many friends


 

Week of July 16, 2014

 

Donald James Jamie Franklin Jr., 38, of New Bern passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was an avid hunter and loved playing poker. He adored his children and was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Stacy Franklin; daughter, Brooklyn Franklin of the home; son, Landon Franklin of the home; parents, Don & Faye Franklin of Aurora; step-children, Hayden Jordan and Blaine Allen, both of Texas; sisters, Lisa Franklin Jackson of Merritt and Lorrie Franklin of Aurora; nephew, Tayler Jackson of Merritt; niece, Jordyn Jackson of Merritt; and numerous aunts and uncles locally as well as in Alabama and Tennessee. His funeral was held Saturday, July 12 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Interment followed immediately in Sandy Grove Cemetery. The family received friends following the services from in the fellowship hall at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

 

Lester Bryon Sadler, 86, of Grantsboro passed away July 11, 2014 at home. He was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church and Charitable Brotherhood. He was formerly a P.C. School Board member and a Boy Scout Master.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Sadler; daughters, Emma Lupton of Oriental, Mona Sadler of Reelsboro and Becky Spain of Alliance; stepson, Wesley Flowers of Arapahoe; brother, Jack Sadler of Hobucken; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hobucken Community Center. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 9, 2014

Wilbur Gary Farlow of Merritt passed away on June 13, 2014 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC. Gary was born in Sanford, N.C. to Golda and Roscoe Farlow. Gary graduated from Sanford Central High School and earned an Architectural degree from N.C State University. Gary was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany and Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, Gary became an Architect with the U.S. Navy Dept. in Norfolk, Va.  After retiring from Navy Dept. he returned to N.C. Gary was a very active sailing enthusiast and talented wood worker. He is survived by his brother, Tom (Carolyn) Farlow of Denton, TX, a step -sister Sherry (Bill) Daughty of Raleigh, N.C.  Inurnment will be held in the Buffelo Cemetary in Sanford, N.C. at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lionel Mott, age 76, of Greensboro, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Brighton Gardens Dementia Facility, Greensboro, NC. He was born in Tooele, Utah on November 14, 1937 to Volndeau and Vida Pearl Henson Mott.  He grew up living in Orem, Utah where he attended Spencer Elementary and Lincoln High School where he was Student Body President.  He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from University of Utah and his PhD from Cornell University. He set up and was Director of the Biotechnology/Tissue Culture Laboratory at N.C. State University.  He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Jean Bounous, on November 28, 1958.  They had two sons, Jeff Lionel Mott and Russell John Mott (deceased 4-1-75). He was preceded in death by both his parents, his son, Russell and his sister, Melba (Wesley) Graff.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Jeff and wife Cynthia Ivey Mott; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Mott, Kimberly Ann Mott and Alex Jeffrey Mott; one brother, LaVerl Mott and three sisters, Donna Green, Marilyn Crawford and Beverly (Dan) Rafiner.   The family will receive friends at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, 5926 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, on Thursday, June 19, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.  Forbis & Dick, Guilford Chapel is assisting the Mott family.  Please offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com


 

 

 

Mr. Joseph Slade Roberson, age 89, (Nov. 5, 1924- June 12, 2014) a former resident of, 1845 Tunstall Swamp Road, Edward, N.C. , died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, 2014 at Smyrna Free will Baptist Church, Blounts Creek, conducted by Dr. Robert Cayton. Burial followed in the Fulcher Family Cemetery, Edward. The following served as pallbearers: Terry Casey Sr., Calvin Roberson, Larry Smith, Benny Grubbs, Carl Cayton and Ed Austin. Mr. Roberson was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 5, 1924. He was the son of the late Joseph Slade Roberson Sr. and Rowena Fulcher Roberson. Mr. Roberson was a farmer and well driller. On June 10, 1942 he married the late Mrs. Nancy Dorcas Warren. They are survived by two sons, Delano Warren Roberson and wife, Barbara of Edward, Joseph Slade Roberson II of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Calvin George Roberson and Lee-Anna Nicole Roberson both of Edward; one great grandchild, Isabella Nancy Alexander of Edward. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by several sisters, brothers and a step- father, Mr. Johnny Williams. The family received friends from Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church, 154 Flat Swamp Road, Blounts Creek, N.C. 27814. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visitingwww.paulfuneralhome.com

Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Roberson family.


 

Lilian Audrey Caswell Mercer, 80, of Cape Carteret went home to be with her Lord and Savior June 15, 2014.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 am at Emerald Isle Chapel by the Sea with Pastor Clay Olsen and Pastor Robert Kornegay Officiating.

Audrey was born in Toronto, Canada to Gordon and Eva Caswell. She was on a trip south when she met Rookie State Trooper Bert Mercer who was stationed in Jacksonville. After a correspondence of several months Audrey took out the paperwork required to obtain a visa and came to North Carolina. She stayed with the Jones family (Tim and Bess) while she planned her wedding and put her new home in order. Bert advanced in his career moving to different areas around the state. They had four sons and she was challenged trying to keep everything on an even keel. Audrey stayed at home with the boys until Bobby their youngest was in first grade and she entered the work force to help supplement the income. Her field was accounting, all phases of it and worked until Bobby graduated from high school. They were a camping family and camped at Salter Path for years when Bert could get an occasional week-end. They found a lot at Emerald Isle and decided to build a home for their retirement. Bert was his own contractor and Audrey his gopher. It took approx. ten years to complete which was done on weekend and vacations. Audrey moved in 1984 and Bert retired in 1986, Audrey was very active in her Church serving and chaired most of the committees over a period of years. She taught Sunday School, was instrumental in getting the Cook Book printed for a fund raising project. She was faithful in her Nursing Home ministry which she and others were committed to going every week for over twenty years. She was a charter member of the NCSHPA and held several offices in that organization. She loved to travel and hosted tours for the Retirees of the Highway Patrol, taking them on bus tour to Nova Scotia and then a cruise to Alaska and another cruise to Nova Scotia. She worked in crafts and made baskets, ceramics and flower arrangements, but her passion was her family and her extended family. She was on call always for whatever was needed. 

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Eva Caswell of Victoria Harbor, Ontario, a sister Joan Strudwick of British Columbia. She is survived by her husband Bert of 60 years, four sons; Johnnie of New Bern, Danny and wife Ellen of Aurora, Tommy of Bogue and Bobby of Morehead City. Three grandchildren; Gena Lashley and Brian of Chester, VA, Kellie Mercer of Greenville, Clint Mercer of Washington State and step granddaughter Lindsay Goodman of New Zealand, two great-grandchildren, Ben and Lilian Lashley of Chester, VA. There are also four sister-in-laws; Love Whitfield, Ila Whitfield of New Bern, Blanchie Smith of Panama City Beach, FL Sylvia Ross of Lowland and many nieces and nephews, and her little sweetheart Gracie.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 till 8 pm at Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570

Electronic condolences may be sent to jonesfh.org


 

Robert Austin Paul, 83, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Silver Hill Christian Church where he served as an elder. He formerly served as a Pamlico County Commissioner, a member of P.C. Rescue Squad, and a Grantsboro Town Commissioner. He was a lifelong farmer and co-owned and operated Paul Farms in Grantsboro. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Adam Paul. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sadie Paul; daughter, Evelyn Paul of Grantsboro; son, Clifton Paul and wife, Wynne, of Grantsboro; brother, Hoyt Paul and wife, Pat, of Grantsboro; grandchildren, Cody Paul and wife, Jo Lynn, and Taylor Paul of Alliance. His funeral was held Monday, June 16, at Silver Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. Interment was in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill. The family received friends Sunday, June 15 at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Silver Hill Christian Church or Paul Cemetery, 1903 Hwy 306 N., Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



 

Betty Williams Toler, 88, of Alliance died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at

CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Rev. Lee Toler; two sons, Lee Toler, Jr. of Orlando, Fla. and Charles Toler of New Bern; three

daughters, Brenda Nobles of Alliance, Judy Stephenson of Alliance and

Trish Heatherly of Dallas, TX; special son, Hubert Collins of Arapahoe; 11

grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 Her funeral was held Saturday, June 14, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Don Zimmerman officiating. Interment was in Grantsboro Cemetery. The family will received friends Friday night at the funeral home and at other times at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of June 11, 2014

 

Gary L. Griffin, 60, of Aurora died Friday, June 6, 2014, at CarolinaEast

Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, of nearly 37 years, Lois Ireland Griffin; his mother, Irene Griffin of Bayboro; his daughter, Trudy Griffin Willis of

Blounts Creek; his son, Anthony Griffin of Willow Springs; brother, Stanley Dean Griffin of Troy; and four grandchildren. His memorial service was held Tuesday, June 10, at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at the home. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

June 4, 2014


Lennie B. Isenhart, 92, of Stonewall passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Isenhart; son, Dannie Isenhart; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Tinney. She is survived by four sons, Buster Tinney of Homosassa, FL, Porter Isenhart and wife, Julia, of Grantsboro, Earl Isenhart and wife, Donna, of Stonewall, and Randy Isenhart of Cape May, NJ; three daughters, Millie Rice and husband, Melbie L., of Alliance, Sue Walker of Homosassa, FL. and Libby Powers of Alliance; daughter-in-law, Gayle Isenhart of Stonewall; three brothers, Okey Browning and Freddie Browning, both of Dille, WV and Ray Browning of Burch River, WV; two sisters, Hettie Bowers of Dille, WV and Icie Hicks of Burch River, WV; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, at Grantsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Libby Powers, 303 Forrest Park Circle, Alliance. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Naomi Broughton Cahoon, 83, of Arapahoe passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church where she was a deaconess and the church organist for over 50 years, she also taught piano for over 20 years.  She was a shrinette. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Garland Cahoon; one son, Doug Cahoon and wife, Janci, of Arapahoe; one daughter, Cynthia Jackson and husband, Kos, of Hertford, NC; four grandchildren, Steven Cahoon and wife, Gabrielle, of Whitefish, MT, Cathy Cahoon of Seattle, WA, Amber Dancy and husband, Obie, of China Grove, and Kos Jackson III of Elizabeth City. Her funeral was held Monday, June 2 at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating.  Interment followed in Don Lee Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bethany Christian Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

May 21, 2014


William Joseph Foster, 76, of Merritt, passed away on May 18th, in the company of his family. Bill was born in New York City in 1937 to the late James and Florence Foster.  He graduated from Stepinac High School and joined the Army.  Bill met his love in 6th grade and married Ann Quigley in 1958 and they lived together in New York and retired to North Carolina.  Bill served in the New York State Air National Guard retiring as the Chief of Fabrication for the 105th Airlift Wing.  He served with distinction for over 36 years leaving his post as a Master Sargent.  His passion for his craftsmanship was demonstrated not only through his work in the Air Force and as a gunsmith but also through the hundreds of people he trained and mentored over his career. Bill was an active member and former Chairman of the Parish Council of Saint Peter the Fisherman’s Church in Oriental, NC.  He was instrumental, along with many members of this community of faith, in creating the vision and building the Church in 2000. Bill is survived by three children and their spouses, James Foster and Matthew Cunningham from Illinois, William and Liliana Foster of Pennsylvania and Peter and Dru Foster from New York.  He is also loved by six grandchildren, Ryan, Melissa, Michael, Caitlin, Emily and Casey Foster and one great-grandchild, Audrey. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Saint Peter the Fisherman’s Cemetery Fund, 1149 White Farm Rd., Oriental, NC  28571. A viewing will be held at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, NC on Wednesday, May 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The Mass celebrating Bill’s life will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman on Friday, May 23 at 11:00 am with military honors. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Lee Allyson Wayne Rice, 49, of 1989 S. Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, died on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Vidant In-Patient Hospice Facility in Greenville. She is survived by her husband, Odis Keith Rice of the home; two sons; Cole Eugene Brown and Noah Keith Rice both of the home; three daughters; Darby Sadler of Gastonia, Brittney Rice of Arapahoe and Kally Sue Ann Rice of the home; five grandchildren; her mother, Brenda Wayne of Gastonia; one brother; Jamie Wayne and two step-sisters; Christy Green and Melanie Morris. Visitation and viewing were on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. in the Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette, Pastor, Officiating. Interment was immediately following the service in the Simpson Family Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.

 

Published in Sun Journal on May 18, 2014


Geneva Tompkins Buck, 77, of Alliance passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She attended Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jimmy Buck; several nieces and nephews; and Angel Ireland and her children, Sierra Campen and Harley Buckner. Her funeral was held Monday, May 19 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating.  Entombment was in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Beulah Emory Rowe Duke, 87, of Bayboro died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Crystal Coast Hospice House, Newport. She was a loving mother to her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren and to many others she thought of as her own. She is survived by her two sons, James Rowe of Alliance and Michael Wayne Rowe of Bayboro; her four daughters, Carolyn Rice of Alliance, Gail Isenhart of Stonewall, Shirley Brothers of Lowland and Patricia Henries of Arapahoe; and 86 grand, great and great-great grandchildren. Her funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, PO Box 640, Newport, NC  28570. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Week of May 14, 2014

 

Memorial services for Mrs. Marie Dawson Brace will be held Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Alliance United Methodist Church, in Alliance, North Carolina, with Reverend Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Burial will be at Alliance United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alliance, North Carolina, with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home and Bryant Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Marie Dawson Brace, 95, of Meridian, Mississippi passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Bedford Care Center, Marion, Mississippi.

Mrs. Marie Brace was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, with a degree in Home Economics and Science. She was a Home Agent for the University of North Carolina and a retired elementary school teacher, of twenty-three years, from Central Road School in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Mrs. Brace retired with her husband, Fred Brace, Sr., to Arapahoe, North Carolina, where they volunteered with Christian Aid Center of Alliance, were faithful members of Alliance UMC, and enjoyed an active life on the Neuse River with many friends and family. In 2003, Mrs. Brace moved to Meridian, Mississippi to live with her daughter, Ann Brace.

Survivors include her four children, Fred Brace, Jr. (Betty) of Portland, Oregon, Richard Brace (Judy) of Glendale, California, Ann Brace of Meridian, Mississippi and David Brace of Glendale, California; grandchildren, Brenda Marks (Michael) of Silverton, Oregon, Nancy Traynor (Phillip) of Santa Clarita, California and Eric Brace (Sally) of Sydney Australia, Dawn Gray (Scott) of Meridian, Mississippi, Lee Bernhard, III of Mountain View, California; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Aiden Traynor, Liam Brace, Scott, Taylor and Madelyn Gray and Leroy Alejandro Bernhard.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, Fred Brace, Sr.; her parents, Frank and Lola Dawson; her sister, Frances Taylor, her brothers, Jack, Glenn, Frank, Ray and Patt Dawson and granddaughter, Holly Ann Bernhard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alliance United Methodist Church in Alliance, North Carolina (c/o Earl Spencer, 999 Campen Road, Bayboro, NC 28515.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at robertbarhamffh.com.

 


 

Joseph Earl Phillips, age 66, of Wilson, went to be with the Lord Saturday May 10, 2014. Joseph was preceded in death by his father James Luther Phillips Sr. He is survived by his mother, Helen Williamson Phillips Sommerkamp Inman of Chocowinity; brother, James Luther Phillips Jr. of Hurdle Mills; sister, Marie Phillips Smith and husband Danny R. of Aurora, NC; nephews, Michael D. Deans of Aurora, NC, Steven P. Deans and wife Ashley of Birmingham, AL.; niece, Helen Alicia Deans of Aurora, NC. 

Joseph Earl Phillips was a very active member in New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and will be missed by all of his church family. Joseph served his country as a medic in the US Army; he served in Vietnam where he was wounded in action.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. A Funeral Service will be Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5142 NC Hwy 58, Wilson, NC with the Rev. Steve Stevenson officiating; burial will be following the service in Evergreen Memorial Park. Online condolences can be made at www.thomasyelverton.com 

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash Street N., Wilson, NC 27896. 

 

 

 

Lucille Rose Williams Randall Tribbett, 95, of Arapahoe died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Two Rivers Health Care-Neuse Campus, New Bern. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Braly of Arapahoe, Anita Kimball of Beaufort and Rae Randall of Port St. Lucie, FL; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Online condolences may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

 

Delores Ann Williams

March 13, 1938-April 28, 2014

Our Heavenly father took our beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Delores Ann Williams. Delores was a long time Antelope Valley resident, was a one time member of the Red Hat Society and managed the Lancaster Waldenbooks for many years, prior to that she had worked at Gemco. She was much loved everywhere she went. Delores is survived by her husband, Oliver (Lin) Williams; her daughter, Debbie Bloom; her sons, Don Richeson and Jeremy Williams; her sister, Kay Beal; her brother, Vern Belknap; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is greatly missed by all. Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster.


 

May 7th

 

Lois Sadler Voliva Berry, 89, of Grantsboro, formerly of Hyde County, died Tuesday evening, April 29, 2014, at her residence. Born in Fairfield, NC, on December 31, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Lizzie Gibbs Sadler. She was married first to Albert Elmo Voliva and following his death she was married to Nathan Berry who also preceded her in death. She was a former member of Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church at Nebraska Community and later became a member of Grantsboro Church of God after moving to Pamlico County. She spent many years in the Extension Homemakers Club in the Nebraska Community. Funeral services were held Saturday in Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Raffael Farrow, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Soule Cemetery near Swan Quarter. A memorial service was held at Grantsboro Church of God on Sunday. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara V. Boaz of Chattanooga, TN; a step-son, Bobby Berry of Aurora; two step-daughters, Sandra Kay Pickell of Grantsboro and Belinda Lupton of Aurora; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; ten step-great-great-grandchildren; and one special niece, Elizabeth Gurganus. The family received friends at the church prior to the funeral on Saturday. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter where online sympathy message may be directed to www.bryanfs.com.  

 

James Eborn Pilley, Jr., son of James and Geneva Pilley and husband of Joyce Pilley, passed peacefully from this world on April 30, 2014. Born on August 28, 1924, he grew up in Tarboro, NC, and joined the U.S. Army on February 5, 1943, serving with distinction during WWII in Patton’s Spearheaders, the 737 Tank Battalion.  After the war, he moved to Norfolk, VA, in 1948 and then to Princess Anne County (later Virginia Beach) in 1951. He was a kitchen planner and estimator for Sears Roebuck from 1959 to 1983.  After retiring from Sears, he started General Jim’s Catering and served the finest North Carolina barbecue in a 100-mile radius. He was a charter member of Thalia United Methodist Church and actively served as usher, greeter and church officer. In 2000 he and Joyce finally retired to Minnesott Beach, NC to be by her son, Warren and his wife, Lila. An active member of the American Legion, over the years he was post commander of Post 113 several times, State Commander for Virginia twice and Counselor and Chief Counselor of American Legion Boy’s State of Virginia for 35 years.  Always proud of his service to his country, he regularly attended 737 Tank Battalion reunions. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, his daughter, Sue, his son, Doug, his stepson, Warren and grandchildren, Timothy, John, Sharon, Katelyn and Casey. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Arapahoe United Methodist Church in Minnesott Beach. Jim brought light and much laughter to everyone he knew.  The family asks that you remember him fondly with a smile, because he always wanted to leave us laughing.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

April 30th 

Former Pamlico News Editor,

Dies at 44

 

Randall "Randy" Gregg

 

• Born in Greensboro, NC, Randall "Randy" Gregg was a rare sort of person, an entrepreneur at heart, a lawyer by schooling, a supporter of those who needed help, an accomplished photographer and a dedicated journalist. He founded eight news publications over the last 15 years, including The Raleigh Telegram, The Sun of Guilford County, The Triangle TechJournal, The Raleigh Downtowner and RTP-TV, to name a few. Randall was an avid boatman and a relentless adventurer who wasn't afraid of doing things his own way. He volunteered as an embedded journalist accompanying the Air Force in Haiti right after the earthquake, covered Hurricane Irene in Pamlico as it happened and wrote thousand of articles in his pursuit to tell the untold story. He was proud to have met four American Presidents, was interviewed on CNN and other national news shows numerous times and published four photography books of his travels and adventures. Randall's kindness was only surpassed by his sense of humor and his effortless way of making everyone around him smile.

He was a 44-year-old kid at heart when he passed on April 25, 2014, enjoying one of his favorite pastimes of riding motorcycles. He is survived by his mother and father, Grace and Stewart Gregg of the Greensboro area, and brothers Crash and Eric of Raleigh. He leaves behind a legacy of journalistic and philanthropic accomplishments and a large group of friends and family around the globe who will miss him dearly.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00am at First Baptist Church of Summerfield, located at 2300 Scalesville Rd, Summerfield, NC 27358. In lieu of flowers, a contributing fund has been set up in Randall's name at www.crowdrise.com/randallgregg

 

Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 27, 2014

 

Jackie Darrell Centers Sr., 66, of Ernul died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at home. He was a member of the VFW and retired from U.S.M.C. Air Station, Cherry Point as an aviation mechanic. He is survived by his son, Jackie Centers, Jr. of Ernul; his daughter, Tammy Toler of Ernul; three sisters, Caroleen Cuthrell of Grantsboro, Rosella Nelson of Pollocksville, and Patricia Whittaker of Maysville; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. His funeral was held Saturday, April 26 at the Lakeside Chapel in Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family received friends and relatives Friday, April 25 at Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Debra Kay Comer Pipkin, 58, of Reelsboro died Friday, April 25, 2014 at home. She was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church and was an In-Home Care provider. She is survived by her husband, Steve Pipkin; two sons, Jason Edward Stallings and Justin Wayne Stallings, both of Havelock; step-son, Stephen Pipkin IV of Reelsboro; step-daughter, Stephanie Pipkin Boyd of Bridgeton; two brothers, Charles Michael Comer of New Bern and Charles Robert Holt of Nashville, TN; one sister, Robyn Renea Augenstein of Cincinnati, OH; 6 step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held Sunday, April 27 at Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Pipkin Cemetery, Reelsboro. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service in the church fellowship hall and at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Morris Philemon Willis, 80, of Oriental passed away peacefully at home Sunday, April 27, 2014. Mr. Willis was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army.   He owned and operated the Clover Farm in Oriental as well as D.C. Crab Co., Aurora.  Morris was a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Annie Grant Willis; two daughters, Deborah Willis Fulcher and husband, Chris, of Oriental and Angela Willis Mumper and husband, Dan, of Oriental; three grandchildren, Christina Fulcher Cahoon and husband, Ryan, Chaz Fulcher and D.J. Mumper, all of Oriental; and two great-grandchildren, Chasity Fulcher and Braxton Cahoon. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lockwood Willis and Lloyd Willis and two sisters, Bonnie Humphrey and Sina Mayo, all of Pamlico County. His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Shirley Faye Hill Cahoon, 70, of Reelsboro died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Mrs. Cahoon attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  She was a very lively, loving and passionate wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Haggie Cahoon; two sons, Eddie Jarman Jr. of Kinston and Channing Jarman of Asheville; one daughter, Teresa Forrest of Kinston; two step-daughters, Carol Buck of Stonewall and Deborah Bavle of Bridgeton; one brother, Ray Hill of Kinston; three sisters, Linda Murphy of Dunn, Ruth Turner of Pink Hill and Ella Quinn of Kinston; and six grandchildren, Ashley Stallings, Chad King, Victoria King, Charity Jarman, Jenna Meekins, Heather Forrest; and the future, William Channing Jarman. Her funeral was held Friday, April 25 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


April 23, 2014

Mary Emma Williams Caraway, 86, of Florence passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at home.  She was born January 11, 1928, daughter of the late Noah & Lela Williams. Mrs. Caraway was a member of Concord Christian Church. She was a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She is survived by two sons, Richard Caraway and wife, Teresa, and Sherwood Caraway and wife, Delphia; two daughters, Patricia Johnson and Hilda Caraway; eight grandchildren, Sherry Johnson, Don Johnson, Jr., Carrie Johnson, Richard Caraway, Jr., Matthew Caraway, Jeromy Hudgins, Amber Caraway Spain, and Lisa Caraway; 11 great-grandchildren, Adam Sanders, Joshua Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Britany Morgan, Lindsey Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Jaidyn Johnson, Devon Stewart, Olivia Caraway, Emma Spain and step-great-grandchild, Morgan Spain ; seven great-great grandchildren, Tristen Sanders, Natalie Sanders, Tegan Sanders, Hayden Morgan, Kyndall Morgan, Caleb Ward, and Carter Johnson. Her funeral was held Tuesday, April 22 at Concord Christian Church with Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends and relatives Monday night at Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


April 16, 2014

Richard Claybourne Baldwin, Sr. 68, of Oriental passed away on Saturday April 12, 2014 doing what he loved most, serving his fellow man and riding his motorcycle. 

Richard was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on March 20, 1946 to the late Ethna and Nanette Baldwin of Castle Hayne. Richard graduated from New Hanover High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from UNCW. He completed a five-year course of study in lay divinity at Duke University. He worked in the nuclear energy field for over 30 years as a Quality Assurance Manager and Emergency Preparedness Manager for GE, NUS, and CP&L. He served as the Executive Director for the Pamlico Partnership for Children. He also served on the Board of Hospice of Pamlico County, Hope Clinic Volunteer (former), Pamlico County Caring Carpenters, and Carolina East Hospital Pastoral Care Chaplain. He served as the first chaplain of the Christian Motorcycle Association of Pamlico County “Seed Sowers”, Chaplain of the Christian Motorcycle Association of Washington and as a Spiritual Leader for the Cape Fear, Pamlico and Piedmont Emmaus Communities. He received the Doris Kraus Award for Humanitarian Service and other numerous awards for his service and dedication to his community. 


Known by all as the “Reverend Richard Baldwin”, he was a beloved husband, father, friend and member of his community, pastor and preacher to his congregations. He served as a full-time minister in the Methodist churches in Whiteville, Holly Springs United Methodist, Chocowinity, Stonewall and Bayboro (retired) and most recently as the pastor at Amity Christian Church. He always had a smile, word of encouragement and the “biggest” hugs for everyone. If you were in his life, even for a moment, you were part of his community and his ministry. He believed in helping people and ministering to their needs with whatever he had to give. 

Richard is survived by his wife Denise of the home, daughter Beth Baldwin Cox (Brian) of Greensboro, son Richard C. Baldwin, Jr. of High Point, granddaughter Ashley Cox and fiancé Terrelle Galloway of Orlando, sister Linda Moore (Brent) of Wilmington, nephews Jim Moore (Erin) and Brad Moore (Audra). Sister-in-law Janice Jones Markel (Dave) of Williamston, nieces Haley Markel and Dylan (son), and Kristin Markel. Sister-in-law Teresa Spruill (Stuart) of Williamston, nephews Scott and Austin Spruill.  Brother-in-law William Dixon Jones (Virginia) of Tracey City TN. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members as well as beloved friends. His daughter, Mary Suzanne Baldwin and stepson, Jamie Manning, preceded Richard in death.

Richard leaves behind a legacy of love and service to his family and community. The family requests that memorials in lieu of flowers be given to Amity Christian Church, 1831 Goose Creek Road, Grantsboro, NC 28529, Journey of Hope c/o New Bern Cancer Center, 1010 Medical Park Avenue, New Bern 28562 or to Hospice of Pamlico County, 11146 N Carolina 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529.


A celebration of “Reverend Richard’s” life will be held on Thursday April 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Broad Creek Christian Church, 45 Olympia Road, New Bern NC 28560 officiated by the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer, the Rev. Ray Lewis, and the Rev. Grady Burroughs. Visitation with the family will be at 2:00 p.m. 


Harold Milton Alexander, 94, of Stonewall passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for over 40 years.  He formerly served as mayor of the Town of Stonewall and was a past Board of Director at P.C. Social Services. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Alexander.

He is survived by his son, Charles (Lois) Alexander; daughters, Barbara (Lester) Carey and Ann (Charles) Holton; grandchildren, Donna Holton (Charles, deceased) Rice, Chuck (Joanna) Holton, Sheryl Holton (Gene) Galin, Karen Alexander (Chip Dombrowsky), Shannon Alexander (Brian) Ellenberg, Stephen (Penny) Carey, Douglas (Amanda) Carey and Amy Carey (Steven) Smith; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jessica Rice, Zackary, Isabella, and Cecilia Holton, Michael, Alexandria, and Nicholas Galin, Stephanie Carey (Ryan) Hardison, Roy (Hope Lilly, friend) Carey, Donna Connell (Michael) Gordon, Stephen Carey, Jr., Carey, Aiden and Bailey Smith, Savannah, Beau, deceased, and Tyler Ellenberg and Hunter Dombrowsky; great-great grandchildren, Reid Carey and Abigail Hardison; and special family children, Steven, David and Jaclyn Lilly.

His funeral was held Sunday, April 13, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Gainey and the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park.

The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529 or to the Harold & Elsie Alexander Scholarship Fund, c/o Patricia Wood, PO Box 14, Stonewall, NC  28583. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


April 9, 2014

Memorial Service

ORIENTAL - Jesse Hoyt Arnold III, 62, of 304 B Main St. died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at St. Thomas Episcopal church in Otiental. He is survived by a son, Jesse Hoyt Arnold IV of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; sister, Dina A. Holton and brother in law, Charles Holton of Oriental.

Fonnie Edmundson Higgs, 92, of Oriental, finished this life’s journey on April 4, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Alliance. She was born in Oriental on February 14, 1922, the eldest child of Claud and Emma McClees Edmundson.  Fonnie graduated from Oriental High School, class of 1939 and briefly attended Louisburg College.  She moved from Oriental during the early 1940’s and lived in the Norfolk, VA area where she met her future husband, Jack.  They were wed on Christmas Eve 1946 at the courthouse in New Bern, NC and lived their early married life in the Washington, D.C. area where each of their three children were born.  Jack, Fonnie and their daughter returned to live in Oriental in June, 1969. Fonnie was predeceased by her devoted husband, of 51 years, Jack Clarke Higgs in 1998; and both sons, Robert Warren Higgs (Bobby) in 1959 and William Clarke Higgs (Bill) in 2008. She is survived by a daughter, Fran Smith and husband, Philip, of Statesville, NC; two granddaughters, Cindi Ayala and husband, Sam, of Orlando, FL and Jenni Higgs, of Whiting, IN.  She is further survived by her sister, Mattie Spencer of Florence, NC; a niece and five nephews.  Also, longtime family friend and ‘adopted’ family member, Ricky Miller of Oriental. A visitation was held Sunday evening, April 6 at Bryant Funeral Home. A private burial is planned. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Lawrence Paul, 80, of Alliance died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. He was an active member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and active with the Gideons.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service and from U.S. Civil Service, Cherry Point after 20+ years.  He passionately loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Letha S. Paul; two sons, David Paul of Raleigh and Christopher Paul of Goldsboro; two daughters, Susan P. Kelemen of St. Louis and Belinda P. Stowe of Alliance; and eight grandchildren. His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 10 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment will follow in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday night at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 117, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Thea Lambertz McLean, 83, of Bayboro passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell McLean. She is survived by her son, Edward McLean of West Palm Beach, Florida; two daughters, Linda McLean of Bayboro and Christine Shewbridge of Westminster, California; six grandchildren, Harrison McLean, Nicole Shewbridge, Danielle Shewbridge, Russell McLean, Heather McLean and Samantha McLean; and one great-grandchild, Ahri McLean. Her memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 4 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Gainey officiating. The family will receive friends a half-hour before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Meals on Wheels, PO Box 184, Alliance, NC  28509 or Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC  27612. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of March 11, 2015

 

 

Jean Lois AhKao, 82, of Oriental passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Carolina East Medical Center. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental. She retired from the Chatham Public School System in New York as the Health & Dental Hygiene Teacher.  Jean served as the past president of the New York State Dental Health Association. She was a graduate of the College of St. Rose with a Master’s Degree in political science. A loving and dedicated wife, mother, sister and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, Dick AhKao; two sons, James Monahan of Spencertown, New York and Robert Monahan of Rhinebeck, New York; two sisters, Gail Scott of Arizona and Dorothea Masten of Kinderhook, New York; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating. The family will receive friends at her vigil to be held at 7 p.m., Friday,

March 20th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Mae Bell Lewis Carawan, 89, of Aurora died Friday, March 6, 2015, at home. She was instrumental in starting Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was a charter member.  She was an official member of Dublin Grove OFWB Church and attended Wardens Grove OFWB Church. She is survived by three sons, Paul J. Carawan of Gastonia; John R. Carawan and Daniel M. Carawan, both of Aurora; one daughter, Pamela

Harrell of Aurora; brother, Michael Lewis of Lowland; sister, Vicky Paul of Alliance; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held 2:00 Tuesday, March 10 at Wardens Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. and the Rev. Aubrey Speer officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

James Malcolm Flowers, 79, of Hobucken, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at home. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and NADEP at Cherry Point.  He was loved by all that knew him and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Glennie Gaskill Flowers; son, James M. Flowers Jr.; daughter, Julie Oeltjen; step-sons, Daniel Malone and Michael Malone; and step-daughter, Kandy Lewis; three brothers, Merle Flowers of Fernley, NV, Ira Lynwood Flowers of Bayview, NC and Douglas Flowers of Arapahoe; two sisters, Faye Robbins and Annette West, both of New Bern; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of March 4, 2015


Eugene Erford Secord, Jr., age 64, of Winterstown, PA and formerly of Jarrettsville, MD, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at York Hospital. He was born August 31, 1950 in Hancock, NY, son of Eugene E. Secord, Sr., of Hancock, NY and Aileen Gregory Nuth of Jarrettsville. Eugene was employed by Amtrak and was a commercial fisherman. He is survived, in addition to his parents, by his step-father, Raymond Nuth of Jarrettsville, two sisters, Debbie Bell of White Hall and Suze Crowley of Morrobay, California and by nieces and nephews, Christina Bell, Ryan Bell and Valerie Bell. Also surviving are man friends and family. Services and burial will be held at a later date in North Carolina. Kurtz Funeral Home, P.A. was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.kurtzfh.com. His mother, Aileen, is formerly of Pamlico County. 

 

Week of February 25, 2015

 

Mary Chandler, 89, passed away Friday, February 13.  She moved to Camp Jo Jane from New Jersey in 1989. She was an active member of the Arapahoe United Methodist Church and also attended St. Paul’s. She volunteered at Hospice and the Arapahoe Charter School. She is survived by sons, Robert and Ralph, and daughter, Sharon, and their families. 

 

 

Week of February 18, 2015

 

 

Alene B. Cole of Grantsboro, N.C. formerly of Moraga, CA and Shaker Heights, OH peacefully at home after a brief illness. Beloved wife of Michael Mispagel. Devoted mother of Marc Zaller and Loretta Lennon of Sandwich, MA, Jeffrey Zaller and Kimberly Hunt of New Bedford, MA, and Elizabeth Raz of Corrales, N.M. Cherished sister of Stan Cole and Susan Cole.  Daughter of the late Louis and Meriam (Mandel) Cole.  Loving grandmother of Aaron and Elisa Nunes-Zaller, Oren and Nicole Raz, Lindsey

Adams, Sonny and Amanda Zaller and Emily and Benjamin Hunt. Dear former mother-in-law of Aurora Nunes. Alene and her husband, Mike sailed around the world for 25 years on their home built boat, Nin.  They settled and built a home by the Neuse River in

2008. Services held privately. Online condolences to the family may be made to bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Carol Kennedy Erwin, 66, of Oriental passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, at home. Carol’s life was robust and full of Love.  We appreciate all the love and support our family and friends gave us over the last year.  She knew she was loved, just as much as you knew you were loved by her.  Cancer took her, but her spirit won. That was her gift to all of us.  She worried more about us, her family and friends, than she did about herself during this ordeal. A dear friend, Tim Dallas, we lost this past year, said, People often get too busy living life and forget to take time to live.  Carol was always ready for an "adventure" and embodied living life to the fullest: traveling extensively, living in Europe, living on a sail boat for 8 years, cruising the Caribbean, and finally pottery.  All little girls want to play in the mud, and she became an accomplished potter in the last years.  Carol truly possessed a Happy Spirit and will be missed. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, R. Ashely Erwin; son, Kenneth Hyatt Bradshaw; daughter, Heather Lynn Turnage; step-son, W. Scott Erwin; sister, Patricia Irene Davis; six grandchildren, William Albert Glass, Emily Lynn Grace Glass, Kaitlynn Bradshaw, Juliann Bradshaw, Chase Erwin and Hope Erwin; and great-granddaughter, Sophia. A private memorial service for Carol will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55 E., Grantsboro, NC, 28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of February 11, 2015

 

Barry Allen Beauchamp, 73, of Oriental passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport. He was a member and first responder of Station #25 Florence/Whortonsville V.F.D. and former member and first responder of Station #19 Southeast Pamlico V.F.D.  He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Federal Government as an accountant.  He was an EMS instructor at Pamlico Community College, was instrumental in starting the First Responder Program in Pamlico County and formerly served as assistant Pamlico County Fire Marshal. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gayle Beauchamp; his brother, Donald R. Beauchamp Jr. of Boonesboro, Maryland; brother-in-law, W. Craig Thompson and wife, Nancy, of Ashburn, VA; two nieces, Nikki Thompson and Melissa Pilant and husband, Jonah; nephew, Eric Beauchamp; and great-nephew, Mason Pilant. His memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Joseph Joey” Connor Bennett, 37, of Stonewall passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. He was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed coaching Babe Ruth League Baseball. He is survived by his wife, Casie Bennett; father, George Bennett of Stonewall; mother and step-father, Susan Whitman and Steve, of Cedartown, GA; sons, Payton and Jaxon Bennett of the home; daughter, Brittany Cahoon of the home; and four sisters, Debbie Messerli of Cave Junction, OR, Eva Anderson of Sun Valley, CA, Nancy Owens of Bridgeton and Brandy Bennett of Cedartown, GA. His memorial service was held at on Tuesday, February 10 at Stonewall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Register and the Rev. Johnny Gainey officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to the Bennett Family, First South Bank, PO Box 316, Grantsboro, NC  28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Delma ONeal White, 71 of Grantsboro passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home. He was a member of Amity Christian Church where he served as elder and deacon. He owned and operated a water, sewer & utilities company for thirty-five years.  He also owned and operated Hildel & H&D Land Development Company.  He was an avid deer hunter and loved to shrimp and fish and enjoyed other outdoors activities with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Hilda White of the home; one son, Neal White of Grantsboro; one daughter, Tina Hancock of New Bern; one sister, Martha Sue Southern of Reelsboro; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two nephews, Mike White of Havelock and Andy Morton of Reelsboro and his special friend, “Little Bit”. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell and Rev. Kenny Conner officiating.  Interment followed at the church cemetery. The family received friends Friday evening at Bryant Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Amity Christian Church, 1831 Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, NC  28529.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of February 4, 2015


Winford “Wimpy” Errol Belangia, 71, of Arapahoe passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at home. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church.  He owned and operated Belangia’s Supermarket since 1973 and helped start the Arapahoe V.F.D.  He was a die-hard Harley Davidson rider and a charter member of

the H.O.G. Club.  He enjoyed fishing and being on the water and was a Nascar fan. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Elmo Belangia, Sr. and his son, Derek. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Belangia; his mother, Lela Belangia of Arapahoe; son, Robert Belaniga and wife, Lisa, of Arapahoe;

brother, Elmo “Bud” Belangia and wife, Pat, of Arapahoe; sister, Barbara Javaras of Chicago; three grandchildren, Craig Belangia and wife, Breanna, of Arapahoe, Ruark “Ru” Belangia and Amanda Hancock, both of Riverview, Fla; one great-grandchild, Kyla Belangia of Arapahoe; nieces, Cindy Conder and husband, Steve, of Louisville, KY and Dr. Kristin Javaras of Cambridge, MA; and his buddies, Ajax, Binkie and Molly. His memorial service will be held Sunday, February 1 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Cindy Midyette, Penny Dollar Farmer and Gary Bryan officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Pamlico County Hospice, 11146 Hwy 55 E, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or ones favorite charity. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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I want to start off by saying Thank You for all the support and love you all have provided.  It means a lot to my family and me. 

 

Luther Paul Buckner was a man loved and cared for by many. He would chat with anyone, keep up with you, and sometimes even leave you a special gift. Over these last couple of days I have got to visit with a lot of folks, and hear wonderful stories about my Grandpa. These stories have carried me this last week and helped so much. 

Grandpa was the man who made you laugh when you were hurt or hurting. 

When I was about 6 years old I had a bicycle and so I decided I wanted to see how fast I could go, I did that a lot in life. Well I went as fast as I could around the cul-de-sac, and soon my fast little self ended up a scraped little girl.  Grandpa came running out, I'm screaming and crying throwing a fit and he says "did you hurt the asphalt?" I stopped everything and looked at him confused, he laughed and I started laughing. He had a way with that. You couldn't be hurt or sad around him. He made you always feel good. I loved that about him. He could even do it over the phone. 

When I moved away I would call him and let him know what was going on in my life. He would always give me advice of what he thought would help. I would also find how he was doing and what was going on with him. 90% of the time I called at a bad time.  By bad time I mean Grandpa saying; I was in back of the house or I was outside, other times he'd be talking a nap, eating, just lots of things normal people would do. Soon he got a cell phone.  It was a shock to me. But when he had a land line he would try as fast as he could to get to the phone and he almost always could answer it.  He would stop whatever he was doing and just talk to me. He talked to me until his neck hurt and his arm hurt. Then he'd tell me he had to go. We'd say our I love you's and get off the phone.

Eventually the conversations changed from Grandpa just doing normal things, to when I called him and all the sudden he would start to say,   "Well I bought an electric bike, I got a scooter, I got a motorcycle today." Talk about messing with someone's nerves. I guess that's a little payback.  He took in a rebellious teenager and talked to a deaf ear, but a learning brain.  I never knew how much my grandpa did for me until I did a little growing up. I am who I am today because of him. 

Those motorcycles though, man he loved riding them. He talked about riding to Oklahoma all the time. I always tried convincing him to fly, but he didn't want to deal with TSA. He had a few choice words about them. He stayed busy always finding something to do. Living the life he loved. Finding one hobby after another.

He loved this little boy named Russel very much. He would ask me it seemed like everyday is he talking yet. Soon Russel could say this and that and it didn't matter if Grandpa  could understand him or not he had a conversation with him.  The last conversation we had was Friday, January 16, he got to tell Russel and me he loved us and we got to do the same.  From then on he couldn't talk, he was resting or too tired.  He's now forever resting in The Kingdom of God. Grandpa taught me a lot about God. When you turn to him all your burdens will go away. All you got to do is pray. He read so much of the Bible to my sister and me. He took us to church every Sunday. Always made sure we had $2.00 in our pockets. And he always made sure we looked nice. He wanted us to be proper and dress like a lady. I don't know how he put up with my tomboy stage. 

This man loved me and everyone else no matter what they did. His love shows in all the things he did for everyone and will forever remain here.  He was the kind of man after God's own heart.  He was a man after all and like all man he wasn't perfect, but God knows that, and loves all of man anyways. My grandfather had that type of love. That's why I have strength and why you have strength is because of the love. The love will carry all of us though this. 

When I got here I was looking through things and I came across a book of poems I went to go look at it and it fell open to a page. It was like he was speaking to me through the poem. He has done a lot of that this week. 


When I must leave you

For a little while-

Please do not grieve

And shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you

Through the years,

 

But start out bravely

With a gallant smile;

And for my sake

And for my name

Live on and do

All things the same,

 

Feed not your lonliness

On empty days,

But fill each waking hour

In useful ways,

 

Reach out your hand

In comfort and in cheer

And I in turn will comfort you

And hold you near;

 

And never, never

Be afraid to die

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

 

To finish I would like to recite a quote  by John Green

 

The Fault in Our Stars

 

"There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."

 

That quote couldn't possibly speak any more to us right now.

 

He may not be here physically, but he love is, and love is infinite. 

Just like God's love. 

 

Thank You,

Christal Arnold-Wells

(Paid Obituary)

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Edith Louise Ballance Kirk, 82, of Lowland passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at home. She was a member of Wardens Grove OFWB Church. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Arthur Lee Kirk; one son, Arthur S. Kirk of Florida; one daughter, Mary L. Kirk of Maryland; two sisters, Dapthney Walker of Sand Hill and Mildred Fulford of Lowland; and one granddaughter, Alison M. Baitz. Her memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of January 28, 2015

 

Willis Bass, 72, of Bayboro passed away January 17, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Susan Bass; two daughters,

Jennifer B. Okvist and husband, Peter, of Alliance, and Lisa Bass of California; four grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, Tiffany and Andrew; two brothers, Roger Bass and Terry Bass; and sister, Cindi. Will served three tours in Vietnam and three tours on the drill field at Parris Island in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He retired as Master Sergeant after over 22 years of service. His memorial service with military honors was held Tuesday, January 27 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Wolk officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Rd. Suite 300, Fayetteville, NC 28314.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Curtis “Scooter” Potter Lewis, Jr., 68, of Manteo, NC died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home. A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late Curtis Potter Lewis, Sr. and Nancy Etheridge Beals. Scooter was a veteran of the US Army, formerly owned and operated a surveying company, founded and operated Scoots Pizza of Oriental, NC, and was an accomplished musician. Scooter is survived by two sons, Luke Lewis of San Francisco, CA and Mack Lewis of New Orleans, LA. A memorial service was held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Manteo First Assembly with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks Hotline, PO Box 1490, Manteo, NC 27954. (Paid Obituary)

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jimmy Derrell Watson passed away in Whortonsville, North Carolina, on January 14th, 2015, at the age of 67. Jimmy was born on October 23, 1947in Quanah, Texas, to James and Adelyne Watson.  He grew up near Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Meadow High School in Meadow, Texas in 1966.  Jimmy served in the Army from 1967 to 1973 and later studied electronics in Oklahoma City.

He married Elyse Wilkes in 1974 in Placerville, Colorado, and was a caring stepfather to Elyse’s daughter, Rachael.  Jimmy constructed a home for them in a beautiful rural setting near Norwood, Colorado.  He worked at the Telluride Ski Area and enjoyed elk hunting, fishing, downhill and crosscountry skiing in the mountains there.

In 1984, they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he renovated two homes for the family.  He worked at the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute (NMERI) and frequently rode his bicycle to work.

In 1997, Jimmy and Elyse moved to Whortonsville, North Carolina.  Again, Jimmy used his skills to remodel their home and for many years was employed as a marine mechanic at several local marinas in nearby Oriental, North Carolina.  He enjoyed boating and fishing.

Jimmy was admired for his kind heart, entertaining nature, and many life-learned skills.  He was accomplished at marine mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, auto repair, and welding. — abilities appreciated by many.  He had a love of nature and enjoyed cooking and reading. 

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elyse Watson, of Albuquerque, NM; his stepdaughter, Rachael Dollahon, of St Petersburg, FL; and relatives in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Mexico, New Mexico, and California.  Jimmy was preceded in death by his father James Watson, his mother Adelyne Kirby Watson, his sister Shirley, and his brother Jerry Lynn.

A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Watson residence, 267 Old Lupton Road, Whortonsville, North Carolina.  Martha Brown will officiate. (Paid obituary)


 

Week of January 21,2015


Margaret Agnes Bennett, 87, of Glen Allen, VA, formerly of Pamlico County, entered into eternal rest on December 31, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Bennett Sr. She is survived by her sons, Edmond Jr. (Cheryl) of Glen Allen, Va. and James (Saliha) of Raleigh; daughters, Christine (David) Carroll of Suffolk, Va. and Ann (John) Grey of Vanceboro; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service was held on January 19th at Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Robert Buddy Thomas Jones, 49, of Goose Creek died Tuesday, January 13,2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Trudy Bennett of Goose Creek; brother, P.J. Jones of Goose Creek; two sisters, Susie Eastwood of Goose Creek and Pam Tyson of Kinston; and nine nieces and nephews. His graveside service was held Saturday, January 17th at Caton Cemetery, Goose Creek. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial donations be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Jack Dennis Russell, 63 of Merritt, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. He served proudly in the USMC attaining the rank of SGT in 1974 as a team leader with the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. After serving 4 years with the Marines, he served over 2 years as a SGT with the U.S. Army, 1st 504th, 82nd Airborne. Upon honorable discharge, his career in law enforcement spanned decades, during which he spent many happy and productive years as a Game Warden for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. In retirement, Jack loved the outdoors, particularly sailing.

Jack is survived by his son Jack Russell and wife Angela of Maine, sisters Diane Backus and husband Steven of Delaware and Denise Russell of Arapahoe, NC, nieces Pennie and Mary, and his nephew Jesse and Steven. Services will be private per family request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation in his name.

 

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Jacksonville.

 

Week of January 14, 2015



Isla Lee Bennett, 102, of Reelsboro went home to be with her Lord & Savior, Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Rex Bennett Sr. and daughter, Margaret Bennett Toler.

A beloved mother, grandmother and granny, she is survived by her sons, Milford Rex Bennett Jr. and wife, Betty, Ray Wheeler Bennett and wife, Carolyn, and Ken Maynard Bennett and wife, Juanita, all of Reelsboro; daughter, Mildred Bennett Green and husband, Jim, of New Bern; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, two nieces and three nephews.

Her funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 14th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach and the Rev. Seth Jones officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives from Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to ones favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

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Jonah Allen Carawan, infant, passed away January 6, 2015, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, Richard Carawan and Alexus Spivey; maternal grandparents, Larry & Ruth Spivey and Lyn Deal; paternal grandfather, Lonnie Carawan; maternal great-grandfather, Larry Spivey Sr.; and paternal great-grandmother, Gretchen Bennett. Memorial services were held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

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William T. "Bill" Gilgo, 75, longtime resident of New Bern, NC passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 5, 2015. Bill was born on June 12, 1939 in Washington, NC, where he grew up, met his wife, Glenda, and was a member of the 1956 Washington Pam Pack Walk of Fame Team. Bill graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC where he had an illustrious football career as "The Golden Toe", kicking many late-game field goals in critical moments. He was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 as a member of the Class of 1961-62.

Bill was a recipient of the NC State Long Leaf Pine Award for his years of service as a State Probation Officer. He retired to enjoy boating, fishing, gardening, and travel and his family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Jim Gilgo, as well as, brothers; James Gilgo, Jimmy Silverthorne and Gordon Mixon. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Glenda; son, Chuck, and his wife Kristi, of New Bern, son, Kip, and his wife Sandi, of New Bern, daughter, Marty White of Bayboro, nine grandchildren; Josh White, Steve Gilgo, Lindsay White, Hunter Gilgo, Sydney Gilgo, Allyson White, Blair Gilgo, William White and Garrett Gilgo; and his sister, Geraldine Newbern of Washington, NC.

The family visited with friends Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Friday, January 9, 2015 at Pollock-Best Chapel with Rev. Charlene Pierce Guider officiating. Burial followed at New Bern Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pollockbest.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials may be given to the Craven County Hospice PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28561; St. Jude's Children's Research Center 262 Danny Thomas Place  Memphis, TN 38105; Trinity United Methodist Church, 2311 Elizabeth Ave. New Bern, NC 28562 or the charity of your choice.

 

Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Gilgo Family


 

December 3, 2014

 

Joan Worzel Blair, 84, of Oriental died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William Anthony Blair; two sons, William Blair Jr. of New Bern and Marc Blair of New Bern; two daughters, Vivian Blair of Oriental and Eleanor Brosius of Centreville, Va. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The Hope Clinic, PO Box 728, Bayboro, NC  28515. No services are planned.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



Roy Lucky Raymond Ludvigsen, 94, of Grantsboro passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Apostolic Christian Church in Wisconsin.  He was an avid bee keeper and Ham Radio operator. He was preceded in death by his son, Robin Charles Ludvigsen. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mildred R. Ludvigsen; two sons, Roy Ludvigsen Jr. and wife, Phyllis, of Amissville, Va. and Chris Ludvigsen and wife, Janet, of Arkansas; daughter, Suzanne Lacy and husband, Jim, of Texas; daughter-in-law, Linda Ludvigsen of Grantsboro; brother, Robert Ludvigsen of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; sister, Marion Palmer of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3 at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

Jeffrey Lynn Daniels, 75, of South Creek, died Monday, December 1, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Washington. He attended Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.  He retired from Station #12 Norfolk Fire Department and on his day off served as an U.S. Marshal. He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Sandra Gaskins Daniels; son, Lt. Col William Jeffrey Daniels and wife, Lydia, of Fort Knox, Kentucky; daughters, Jane Lynette Daniels of St. Augustine, Fla. and Adrienne Leigh Daniels of South Creek; three brothers, Ashley Daniels of South Creek, Henry Daniels of Belhaven, and Kirby Daniels of Trenton; three sisters, Mavis Powers, Darnell Smith, and Bertie Arnhols, all of South Creek; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and beloved companion, Missy”. His memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 4 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating and military honors. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Dublin Grove FWB Church, c/o Fay Peele, 282 Peele Rd., Aurora, NC  27806.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



Janie Bolton Millard, 73, of Aurora, went to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday, November 29, 2014. She was born in Wayne County in June 1941 to Richard Thomas Bolton and Rachel Coley Bolton.  She was employed by Potash Corp. until her retirement in 2004.  She was a member of White Hill OFWB Church and enjoyed church activities and various crafts.

In addition to her parents, Janie was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Robert Ray Millard, her brother, William Richard Bolton, and nephew, Ricky Bolton.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving family, including, her sons, Christopher K. Millard and wife, Sherylee, and Ray Jefferson Jeff” Millard, both of Aurora; three granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; step-daughters, Martha Worsley of Ocean Isle Beach and Debbie Lyon of Mt. Airy; stepsons, Richard R. Millard Jr. of Tarboro and Lisle Millard of Newnan, Ga.; and nine step-grandchildren.

Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3rd at White Hill OFWB Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to White Hill OFWB Church Bldg. Fund, PO Box 519, Aurora, NC  27806 or American Lung Assoc., 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 800, Washington, DC  20004. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of November 26, 2014

 

 

Our beautiful angel, Delphia Ipock Caraway, 55, of Florence, went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, November 16, 2014. She and her husband, Sherwood, were members of Concord Christian Church in Florence.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, hero, best friend, simply an amazing woman.  She was a Jill of all trades, no job too large, no task too small, her drive was paralleled by no other.  A

woman of many talents, capable of single handedly conquering all challenges, yet nurturing enough to meet the smallest need of her loved ones.  She loved with a passion that most people only read about in fairy tales.  Her love and influence will guide many throughout the course of their lives, the support she gave and the sacrifices she made will be dearly missed but cherished by all.

She is survived by her soulmate of 41 years, Sherwood Caraway; her daughters, Amber C. Spain and husband, Derek, of Florence and Lisa Caraway, also of Florence; her mother, Frances Ipock of Bridgeton; brother, Andy Ipock and wife, Gladys, of Bridgeton; sister, Lori Lee of Ernul; and three grandchildren, Emma, Morgan and Blake Spain.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Henry Stephens officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Friday evening at thefuneral home. Online condolences may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



George Pollard Willis, 82, of Bairds Creek passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at home. He was a lifelong farmer and resident of Pamlico County in the Bairds Creek area.  He was a member of Amity Christian Church where he served as a deacon, superintendent and the board of trustees. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seth Austin Willis and Eva Pipkin Willis, two brothers, Seth Austin Willis and Lionel E. Willis, and four sisters, Lois Blackwell, Elsie Keel, Sara Alice Munns, and Kathleen

Koelliker. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ramona I. Willis; and 18 nieces and nephews. His funeral was held Sunday, November 23 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of November 12, 2014

 

Paul Wayne Davis, 51, of Arapahoe died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Davis; his mother, Ann Davis of Arapahoe; stepdaughter, Linda Gayle Ross of Dawson Creek; two brothers, Thomas Allen Davis of Merritt and Harley Dale Davis of Morehead City; sister, Sue Ann Davis of Arapahoe; and one grandchild. His funeral service was held Saturday, November 8 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment was in Lee Family Cemetery. The family received friends following the service at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Kay Francis Cuthrell Herring, 79, of New Bern, NC, passed away on November 6, 2014 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband J.T. Herring. She is survived by her sons, Terry Herring and Robert Herring of Grantsboro; her sisters Peggy Kucan and Linda Griffin; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Monday, November 10 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family received friends Sunday, November 9 at Cotten Funeral Home.  

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  

 

Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. 

Mary Jane is survived by her son Douglas Whitfield and daughter-in-law Kimberly Whitfield of Las Vegas; sisters Elizabeth Mitchell of Reelsboro, North Carolina and Mary Lee Dike of Las Vegas, Nevada as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special cousin Charlene Richards of Plymouth, North Carolina.  She was preceded in death by brothers Stanley Hodges Jr. and James “Jimmy” Hodges and by her husband Bennie Ireland, her second husband Fred Waldrop, and by her first husband Fenner Whitfield.  Mary Jane Ireland, 76, passed away on November 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She was born May 10, 1938 to Stanley Hodges Sr. and Rilla Spence in Oriental, North Carolina.  She worked as a loved mother and homemaker for most of her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Prior to relocating to Las Vegas earlier this year due to health issues, she attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.    Mary Jane was a great nature lover and found great joy in gardening and raising her pets.  She loved to cook and share recipes with everyone.   She leaves behind a host of extended family and friends and will be sorely missed by those who knew her.  “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

Arrangements were by La Paloma Funeral Home in Henderson, Nevada.  On-line condolences may be posted at www.lapalomafuneralservices.com\lapaloma Services and burial to be held in Lowland, North Carolina in the spring of 2015.

 

 

Week of November 5, 2014

 

Larry Milford Dorman, 70, of Oriental died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at home. He is survived by two sons, Ryan Dorman of Oriental and Judd Dorman of Florida; three sisters, Faye Dorman, Eloise Dorman and Barbara Ogburn, all of Florida; and one granddaughter, Amanda.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Willie Samuel Tyndall Sr., 83, of Alliance passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. He attended Faith Christian Assembly of God and was an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Lee Tyndall and great-grandson, Abel Thomas Schofell. He is survived by two sons, Willie Tyndall Jr. and wife, Brenda, and Mark Tyndall and wife, Jammie, all of Alliance; two daughters, Kathy Tyndall of Alliance and Connie Hallman and husband, Todd Hallman (U.S. Army Ret.) of Hope Mills; one brother, Myron Tyndall and wife, Myrtice, of Alliance; 15 grandchildren, Jamie Schofell, Jenny Schofell, Jeffery Schofell Jr., U.S. Navy Corpsman Ryan Tyndall, Cory Tyndall, U.S. Army Specialist Shane Tyndall, Joseph Avery, David Johnston Jr., Kasey Tyndall, Mark Smithwick, Ben Smithwick, Joanna Smithwick, William Hallman, Chase Hallman and Jaana Hallman; and six great-grandchildren, Mariah Stowe, Alex Williamson, Matt Williamson, Kamden Schofell, Makenna Smithwick and Olivia Tyndall. His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 5 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardison officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Hospice 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center, 290 Keel Rd., Grantsboro, NC  28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 



William (Ray) Wetherington, 82, of Trent Woods passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at home. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, was a member of St. Johns Masonic Lodge #0003 and Elks Lodge and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Clark Wetherington; two sons, Bill Wetherington and wife, Paula, of Trent Woods and John Wetherington and wife, Stephanie, of New Bern; two sisters, Jean Boyd of New Bern and Barbara Wetherington of Kingston, Canada; four grandchildren, Tracey Lewis, Michael Harris, Kayley Wetherington, and Ashley Wetherington; and three great-grandchildren, Alana & Noah Lewis and Sky Harris. His funeral service was held Monday, November 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Estes and the Rev. Mike Scott officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to

Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL  33607. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Week of October 15, 2014

 

Mildred Jean Norman, 80, of Ernul, died October 8, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She retired from Moen. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jarvis of Pamlico County, Terry Minor of New Bern; one son, Tracy Ipock of Ernul;  two sisters, Ruth Blandford and Helen Broughton, both of Pamlico County, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Week of October 8, 2014

 

Donna Margaret Schmidt Bridges, of Grantsboro, died peacefully on Thursday, October 2, at the family home surrounded by her family and close friends after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olene and Vincent Schmidt, her daughter, Melissa Bridges, a brother, Patrick Schmidt and her nephew Brian

Schmidt. Surviving are her husband of thirty-seven years Lewis Bridges, her son

Nicholas Bridges and wife Lisa of Grantsboro. Her loving grandchildren Lexi, Carter and Colby Bridges, sister, Kathy Pfannenstiel and husband George, brother Michael Schmidt and wife Elsa, brothers John Schmidt and David Schmidt, all of Grantsboro.  She also leaves many nieces and nephews. She was a former Pamlico County Commissioner and School Board member.  She was also a member of the Pamlico County Booster Club and the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The memorial services were held Saturday, October 4, at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Michael Roach officiating. Visitation was held at Bryant Funeral Home before the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Pamlico County, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC  28529 or PAWS of Pamlico County, PO Box 888, Oriental, NC 28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home of Alliance.

 

 

Luella Cayton Bennett Brinson, 87, of Minnesott Beach passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at The Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Arapahoe FWB Church and also attended Amity Christian Church. Mrs. Luella served dutifully for 24 years as the wife of Pamlico County Sheriff, Leland Brinson and together they served as charter members of Pamlico County Rescue Squad.  She also served on the board of directors at Pamlico Community College, delivered Meals on Wheels, and ran Luellas Beauty Shop for 30 years. Luella took great pride in being a wonderful mother, grandmama/Mema, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin Bennett and Leland Brinson; her son, Keith Bennett; her brother, Lathel Ward Cayton; and special sister, Lessie Hayes. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Bennett and husband, David Tyndall, of Arapahoe; two grandchildren, Tracy Bennett and Kacy Forbes & husband, Jeremy; one great-grandchild, Kayton Forbes; and daughter-in-law, Gloria Tyndall & husband, Glenn. Her funeral was held Monday, October 6, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment followed in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Katherine Billie Glean Manthe, 70, of Fairfield Harbor died Saturday, October 4, 2014, at home. She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, George L. Manthe, three sons, Brett Manthe and wife, Janice, of Leesburg, Virginia, Wayne Manthe and wife, Colleen, of Jefferson, Georgia and Matthew Manthe and wife, Cheryl, of Miller Place, New York; two sisters, Glenda Godden of New York and Muriel Evaschuck of Florida; and five grandchildren, Zachary, Gannon, Shea, Jake and Sophie. Her memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 10, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Webber officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Craven County Hospice, PO Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC  28561.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Earline V. Calcutt Miles, 87, of Grantsboro, formerly of South Carolina, born September 11, 1927 passed away October 5, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Miles, and two grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Richards (Danny) of Youngsville and Brenda Spain (Bruce) of Stonewall; step-children, Faye Miles, Russell Miles (Janlyn) and Judy Yarborough, all of South Carolina; sister, Emma Hill (James) of Winnesboro, SC; brother, Gene Calcutt (Marie) of Florence, SC; brother-in-laws, Harry Parkhurst and Joe Parkhurst, both of Lake City, SC; sister-in-laws, Irene Arnold of Chariton, Iowa and

Peggy Hudson of Effingham, SC; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Hewitt Family Cemetery, Florence, SC. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to ones favorite charity.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Edith Emery Mills, 91, of Oriental passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at The Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Oriental First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Steve Emery & Della Pittman Emery and her husband, Frank Mills. She is survived by her son, Frank Mills III and wife, Elizabeth, of Raleigh; her daughter, Gloria Tyndall and husband, Glenwood, of Oriental; sister, Pearl Carey and husband, Louie, of New Bern; and three grandchildren, Tracy Bennett, Jonathan Mills and Lauren Fye and husband, Gary. Her funeral was held Tuesday, October 7 at Oriental First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating.  Interment followed immediately in Oriental Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Oriental First Baptist Church, 605 Broad St., Oriental, NC  28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Donald Don” Clayton Wilson, 57, of Arapahoe died September 29, 2014, at

CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and playing golf. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Anna Wilson; one son, Brian Wilson of Oriental; one daughter, Candice Marsh of New Jersey; two step-sons, Jason Crawford of WA and Nicholas Crawford of New Jersey; one brother, Kenneth Wilson and wife, Nancy, of New Jersey; and three grandchildren,

Amelia, Dominique and Heidi. His memorial service will be held 11am, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of October 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

Brenda Suzy” Hastings Alitto, RNC, 66, of Oriental, NC passed away at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC on September 28, 2014. She was born in Shelby, NC, graduating from Shelby High School in 1966. She attended Western Carolina University and received her Registered Nurse credentials from NC Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University. She was employed as a Certified Psychiatric Nurse at multiple facilities throughout the United States including VA Medical Centers at Lebanon, PA; Topeka, KS and Perryville, MD. She also worked at Rouge Valley Hospital, Medford, OR; Duke University Hospital; Butner, NC Federal Correctional Institute; University of Alabama, Birmingham Hospital and Philhaven Hospital, Mt. Gretna, PA. Her last position was with Neuse Mental Health, New Bern, NC. Her recent passion was theater and was active in the Oriental Old Theater, acting in multiple plays over the past 10 years. She was also an active member of the Minnesott Golf and Country Club and the Red Hat Society and a volunteer for Hospice of Pamlico Co. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Z. Hastings and Elizabeth G. Hastings, of Shelby. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Samuel P. Alitto of Oriental and her son, Anthony J. Alitto of Orlando, FL, as well as three cousins, Donald Peters of Grover, NC, Robert Ellis of Durham, NC and Stephen Ellis of Salisbury, NC. Those wishing to speak with the family may do so from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home on Thursday, October 2 with a memorial service following at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave, Suite 111, Wilmington, NC  28403.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


Dorthea Doris Antoneia Bischoff, 69, of Oriental passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014. She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Church where she was a member of the church choir. She was a member of SCOO (Sailing Club of Oriental), a part of SHAW Ministry, enjoyed the card game MahJongg and an avid gardner. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Bischoff; five daughters, Linda Stiene, Barbara Eckner, Victoria Toth, Cynthia Kolp, & Erica McGovern; two brothers, two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held 4 p.m., Friday, September 26, at St.

Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Tom Tilley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematoyr.com


Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

 

 

 

Muriel Walker Daniels, 99, of Hampton, VA, passed away at Sentara Careplex after a short illness on Thursday September 25, 2014. God sent a butterfly down to carry our Mom to heaven on its wings. Muriel said the first people she wanted to see was her mother that she lost at age 12, then to see her granddaughter, Kristie that passed away at the age of 13. Mom had a plan and died on Kristie’s birthday. Mom was born July 3, 1915 in the backwoods of Edward, NC. Her mother was Charlotte Reed Walker, father was Frank Stevenson Walker. She was married to Morris A. Daniels for 61 years and leaves behind three children, Karen Keast (Jerry) of Hampton, Sharon Daniels of Great Bridge, Morris Daniels (Susan) of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Mike Johnson, Laurie Baker, Linda Goodson, Joshua Daniels and Jessica Daniels; great-grandchildren, Michele Humphries, Austin Johnson, Laurissa Baker, Ryan Baker, Rachel Johnson, Nathan Nightengale. The family received friends Sunday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton, VA. A funeral service was held at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, NC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  Interment was in Star Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 98, Stonewall, NC 28583.

 


Edward Pee-Wee Horace Jackson, 88, of New Bern passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at home. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the New Bern Shrine Club, Sudan Temple & St. Johns Masonic Lodge #3.  He owned and operated New Bern Furniture. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah McDaniel Jackson. He is survived by his two sons, Billy E. Jackson and Jerry G. Jackson & wife, Jeanne, all of New Bern; five grandchildren, Jesse Jackson, Crystal Jackson, Eddie Jackson & wife, Emily, Christopher Jackson and Nancy Ayers; and nine great-grandchildren. His memorial service was held Friday, September 26 at Bryant Funeral Home. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL  33607 or ones favorite charity. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


Gregory Dale Midyette, 57, of Arapahoe passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Renee, one son Eric Morris (Wendy) of Arapahoe, two daughters Amanda Midyette Bailey (Steven) of Plant City, FL, and Sarah Midyette of Arapahoe. Granddaughters Erica Morris, Kaley Tijerina and Alyssa Bailey. He is also survived by one sister Donna Bray of Reelsboro, two brothers, Bruce Midyette (Cindy) and Jerry Midyette (Sherre), both of Arapahoe. A Memorial Service was held Monday, September 15, 2014 at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe with the Reverend Merritt Watson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Christian Church Columbarium Fund. 



Johnnie Lewis Green, 83, of Roberts Rd., Grantsboro died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member and elder at Amity Christian Church. He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Alice Kinnion of Blounts Creek and several other nieces and nephews. His funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Amity Christian Church with the Dr. Bob Cayton and the Rev. Kenny Connor officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Cuthrell Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


Kevin Sanders Catfish” Whorton, 57, of Florence passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Duke Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen George “S.G.” Whorton, brother, Gary Whorton and sister-in-law, Helen Whorton. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Whorton of Florence; and brother, Larry Whorton and wife, Mary Helen “Duck” Whorton, of Arapahoe. His funeral service was held Saturday, September 27 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment followed in Concord Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA  22116-8034. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Week of September 24, 2014

 

Helen Bernadette Mammes Albanese of Oriental, NC died Sunday September 21, 2014 at The Courtyards at Berne Village. She is preceded in death by husband Peter A. Albanese, and brother John G. Mammes  Helen is survived by daughter Paula Valinoti and son-in-law Joe Valinoti of Oriental. Services will be Tuesday September 30, 2014 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental, NC at 11am, with Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Craven County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610 New Bern, NC 28561 or to St Thomas Episcopal Church, 402 Freemason St., Oriental, NC 28571. Condolences may be made to the Albanese family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com

Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory in charge of arrangements.

Sherri Lynn Hollowell, 54, of Grantsboro passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in a motor vehicle accident. She is survived by her son, Charlie Radtke of Tenn.; two daughters, Katie Radtke of Morehead City and Maggie Radtke of Tenn.; her mother, Sue Peed Hollowell of Aurora; her father, Jackie U. Hollowell; her companion, Sam Newman; brother, Jackie U. Hollowell Jr. of Arapahoe; sister, Lisa Hollowell-Strickland of Wilmington; and six grandchildren. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of September 17, 2014

 

George Thomas Anderton, Jr., 87, of Alliance died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at home. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a charter member of the VFW Post 8094 of Pamlico County and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 33, Washington, DC.  He retired from the Officers Association, served 21 years in the U.S.M.C. and 19 years with the Civil Service and served the community for over 40 years.He is survived by his wife, Elga Anderton; son, George T. Anderton III of Springfield, VA; daughter, Elaine A. Taiariol of Warren, Michigan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 17th at Bryant

Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow immediately in Grantsboro cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515 or Rock of Zion Church, PO Box 381, Grantsboro, NC  28529. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.




 

Benjamin Floyd Hardison, Jr., 73, of Arapahoe, passed away peacefully at home on September 11. He was the son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Hardison of Arapahoe. Floyd was a graduate of East Carolina, Yale and Wayne State Universities. He received a direct commission to the US Army where he served in combat in Vietnam Nam and retired as a Major after 22 years of service. His second career was at Pamlico Community College where he served in many roles including Trustee, Foundation Director, financial aid officer and educator. He was also devoted to Bethany Christian Church where he served as deacon and elder. Floyd is survived by wife Sandra of 22 years; brother, Smith Paul of Arapahoe; and former spouse, Nancy Hardison of Greenville. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin Hardison III, Elizabeth Wood, Catherine Davies, Paul Hardison, Eddie Swain, Michael Swain and 14 grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Bryant Funeral Home Monday, September 15. A memorial service with military honors and masonic rites was held at Bethany Christian Church on Tuesday with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gideons, Bethany Christian Church or the Floyd Hardison Memorial Scholarship Fund. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

 

 

 

Larry McKay Edwards, 68, entered God’s heavenly home on Monday, September 8, 2014 at UNC Hospital Cancer Center. Born August 3, 1946 in Sandy Creek, Henderson, Vance County and grew up in Pamlico County.  He was the son of the late Isham Blanford (Blannie) and Essie Pearl Faulkner Edwards of Reelsboro.  Larry’s late paternal grandparents Isham Hamet (Jack) and Lula Ethel Dunn Edwards of Franklin County and the late maternal grandparents Green and Lillian Annie Belle Faulkner of Vance County. He was preceded in death by his grandson Christian Edward McAllister, his brother Jerry Wayne Edwards, his parents and his loved dog, Peanut.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13 at 2:00pm at Jones Cemetery, 5322 Marytate Road, Pink Hill officiating Pastor Sam Jones. Visitation on Saturday was at 10am at Kahlert Funeral & Cremation, Maysville. Larry loved God, his family; genealogy, and being outdoors hunting, fishing, or cooking on his grill. He retired from Stephan Corporation as an Electrician in Lawrenceville, GA then came home to live in Pamlico County. Larry attended Broad Creek Christian Church and was a member of James City Grantham Masonic Lodge #725.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 25 years B. Sue Jones Edwards; sisters, Brenda Edwards Armstrong Townley of Craven County & Mavis Jeanette Cahoon Holton of Pamlico County;  sister-in-law, Sue Sanderlin Edwards; Children, Susan Edwards Butterfield (Rowe) of Oceanside, CA, Tiffany Michelle Edwards Davidson (Tart) of Pamlico County; Chris Scott Purfoy of Vernal, Utah; Brenda Ginn Samaniego of Mesa, AZ; Patricia Ginn Najera of Pitt County, Joey Ginn of Farmville & John Ginn of Marana AZ; Grandchildren, Faith Naomi Butterfield, Jacob Andrew Butterfield, Grace Abigail Butterfield, Taysia Andrea George, Jordane Jon Tomczak, Kendall Rayne Davidson, Keira Adrianne Mattocks, Lathaniel Lawrence Davidson, Emory Shaylynn Davidson, Tyson Leonard, Natasha Nicole Purifoy, Kelcee Ann Purifoy, Tori Beacham, Brandon Najera, Sebastina “SL” Causey, Chandler Ginn, Jaidyn Ginn, Corey Gin, Caleb Green, Mercedes Ginn;  Carolee Hammond, Jessica Najera, Reynaldo Najera, Donald Proulx, Jeffrey Proulx & Corina Salcup; fourteen great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews.

 

Week of September 10, 2014

 

 

Paul Edwin Graham Sr., age 71, of Caton, passed away on September 5, 2014 in his home with family by his side. He is now in the presence of his lord and savior. Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Elizabeth Hembly Torrence and Alfred Torrence on October 11, 1942. Paul was adopted by his stepfather Albert Graham as a child, but shared a close bond with his biological father Alfred Torrence. Paul was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served the country from 1959 to 1963. After returning to Ohio, he retired from General Motors while living in Youngstown.  After moving to North Carolina with his family, he worked and retired from the Maintenance Department of the Craven County Government. Paul was always recognized for his punctuality and accuracy at work by his coworkers. Paul was a devoted member of the Trent Free Will Baptist Church in Merritt, where he taught Sunday School. He was a loyal fan of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.  He also enjoyed growing roses and playing pool and poker. Pauls most cherished accomplishment in life was his marriage to his wife, Jacquelyn Graham of 52 years. Paul is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Graham; son, Paul Graham, Jr & spouse, Mary, of Morehead City; daughter, Deborah Graham of Rochester, NY; son, Daryl Graham Sr. of Caton; son, Donald Graham of Panama City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Erin Graham, Brittany Mortensen, Ryan Graham, Daryl Graham Jr., and Shane Graham; two great-grandchildren, Cadence and Abigal Mortensen; and one surviving sister Mary Briggs and husband, Jim, of Cleveland, OH.

The family gathered at Bryant Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday September 7 to share stories and memories of Paul. His funeral was held Monday, September 8 at Trent Free Will Baptist Church with the Reverend Graham Lane officiating.  Interment followed in Knox Family Cemetery, service officiated by Reverend Paul Jackson. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trent Free Will Baptist Church 171 Florence Rd. Merritt, NC 28556. The family would like to thank Craven County Hospice for their kindness and support shown during this difficult time. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. (Paid Obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, 52 Bryant St. Alliance, NC.



Ann Woodward Oliver, 76, of Arapahoe died Monday, September 8, 2014, at home. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church.  She taught English for 38 years before retiring. She is survived by her husband Daniel Oliver; her son, Jason Howard of Henderson; and one grandson, David Hicks. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 10 at Bethany Christian Church.  Entombment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bethany Christian Church, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Raymond Harold Rhoden, Jr., 65, of Hobucken passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a retired commercial fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and deer hunting. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Rhoden; one son, Bryan Rhoden and wife, Kelly, of Lowland; two daughters, Christina Godwin and husband, Troy, of Hobucken and Maria Norman and husband, Jamey, of Merritt; two sisters, Rhonda Luckey of Stark, Fla. and Bonny West of Chocowinity; three brothers, Doran L. Sadler and Lynn Sadler, both of Hobucken and Mickey Sadler of Grantsboro; and five grandchildren, Amber Norman, Jamey Norman Jr., Leighia Godwin, Lora Rhoden and Sara Rhoden. His funeral was held Tuesday, September 9, at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Ray Bonner officiating.  Interment was in Barnett Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives following the service at the church. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509 to assist the family with final expenses. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 


 

Week of September 3, 2014


Alice L. Rawls entered into the comfort of her Lord & Savior on September 1, 2014, ten days from her 100th birthday. She was a charter member of Reelsboro Christian Church. She is survived by one son, Phillip A. Rawls Sr. and wife, Betty, of Washington; one daughter, Cynthia Benton and husband, Frank, of Camden; six grandchildren, Phillip Rawls Jr. and wife, Linda, of Oriental, Betty Jean Hamby and husband, Lance, of Reelsboro, Christopher A. Rawls and wife, Dawn, of New Bern, Pamela B. Brown and husband, Scott, of Hertford, John L. Benton and wife, Becky, of Carthage, and Karl W. Benton and wife, April, of Hertford; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Ester Lupton; husband, Guy L. Rawls; daughter, Viola Rawls; grandson, Johnathan Rawls; great-grandson, Christopher M. Rawls; son-in-law, John M. Benton Jr.; one sister and five brothers. Her funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 3 at Reelsboro Christian Church with the Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Dorothy “Bunne” Gillikin Bernatitus, 79, of Aurora, NC passed away Monday September 1, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Newport. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Thursday at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Aurora, NC with Pastor Wesley Taylor officiating. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joe Bernatitus of Aurora; six children, Joanne Bernatitus of Newport; Matt Bernatitus of Baltimore, MD; Micki Bernatitus of Newport; Pat Bernatitus of Duluth, GA; John Bernatitus of Baltimore, MD; Kate Bernatitus of Newport News, VA; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Gillikin of Aurora; two sisters, Billie Daw of Arapahoe; Susan Chenoweth of Aurora, CO. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00PM Wednesday at 2824 Easy St., Newport, NC  28570. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family atwww.noefs.org

 

Christopher H. Noe Funeral Service Licensee, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.


 

Martha Louise Stell Wood, 74, of Grantsboro died Monday, August 25, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She worked as a home health care nurse and enjoyed fishing during her time off. She is survived by one son, Jeff Honeycutt and wife, Wendy, of Bridgeton;two daughters, Annette Wendy Clay and husband, John, of New Bern and Patricia Gayle Ludwick and husband, Terry, of Aurora; four grandchildren, Chris Hancock and wife, Morgan, of Wilmington, Jason Ireland of New Bern, Colby Harding of Greenville and Catie Ludwick of Baltimore; and two great-grandchildren, Julieana Harding and Janay Harding. A memorial service was held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Dublin Grove FWB Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. The family received friends and relatives immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico Co. Rescue Squad, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC  28515. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Patricia M. Fenty, 76, of Arapahoe passed away August 24, 2014, at home. She was a longtime member of P.C. Moose Family Center and retired from Town & Country as the produce manager. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Fenty and son, William Mark Ireland. She is survived by one son, Tom Ireland (Edna) of Reelsboro; one daughter, Lucy Jarman of Reelsboro; brother, Luther Bub Mulligan of Jamestown; sister, Bonnie Mulligan of Cary; four grandchildren, Chris Jarman (Jessica) of Bridgeton, Travis Mason of Fayetteville, Tabitha Larson (Jeremy) of Arapahoe, and Cheyenne Ireland of Reelsboro; and five great-grandchildren, Zach & Mallory Jarman , and Hunter, Kaelyn & Walker Larson. Her memorial service was held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Clark officiating. The family received friends and relatives Friday evening at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the family at 120 Florence St., New Bern, NC  28560. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

Russell Douglas “Doug” Hall, Jr., 41, of Grantsboro, passed away, Tuesday, August 26, 2014  at UNC Chapel Hill. He was a member of Amity Christian Church. He is survived by his parents, Russell Douglas Hall, Sr.; and Peggy Toler Hall of Grantsboro; wife, Nancy W. Hall of the home; a daughter of the heart, great niece, Leann Delaney;  two sisters, Karen Spruill of Orientaland Anita Brown of Clarksville, TN; and two beloved dogs, Guiness & Sadie. His funeral service was held Friday, August 29 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Stan Brown officiating.  Interment followed in Amity Christian Church Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Tracy Andrew Popperwill, 48, of New Bern, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center. He was a commercial fisherman for many years. He is survived by his wife, Annette Popperwill of the home; three sons, Joseph Popperwill, Jacob Popperwill and Connor Popperwill all of the home; two daughters, Skyla Popperwill of the home, Ashley Barnard of Hobucken, one brother, Todd Popperwill of Hobucken and two grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, August 30, at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family received friends following the service at the church. Inurnment was in Lowland Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 99, Alliance, NC  28509. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance, NC.


 

 

 

 

Week of August 20, 2014


Alice Spencer Cooke, 93, of Elizabeth City died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Waterbrook Assisted Living, Elizabeth City. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth City. She is survived by five daughters, Alice Lucille Daugherty of Norfolk, VA, Paula Ann Dail of Ayden, Joyce Evans of Hertford, Maxine Wall of Williston, and Vickie Wellnitz of Montivedio, Minnesota; one sister, Evy Lee Foreman of Hubert; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great & great-great grandchildren. Her funeral was held Monday, August 18 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed immediately in Celestial Memorial Gardens, Cash Corner. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Mary Louise Kiger Newman, 79, of Grantsboro passed away August 12, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Silver Hill Christian Church and the 60+ Club. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Newman. She is survived by three sons, Frank Newman and wife, Kathy, of Aurora; Tom Newman and wife, Karen, of Grantsboro; and Sam Newman and girlfriend, Sherri, of Grantsboro; one daughter, Sue N. Pressey and husband, Paul, of Ayden; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held Friday, August 15 at Silver Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne and the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family received friends and relatives Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to either Silver Hill Christian Church or Paul Cemetery Fund, 1903 Hwy 306 N. Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



Marsha Lovell Scarborough, 68, of Vanceboro died Friday, August 15, 2014, at home. She attended United Methodist Church in Vanceboro. She is survived by two daughters, Candy Peters of Pinetown and Debbie Coward of Vanceboro; one brother, Bob Davis of New Bern; sister, Dody Lis of Myrtle Beach, SC; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 19 at Lowland Community Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Sunday, August 17 at Bryant Funeral Home.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of August 13, 2014

 

Rev. Henry Pascal “H.P” Woodard, 89, of Reelsboro, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. After graduating from Alliance School, he served in the United States Coast Guard for two years during World War II. He later attended East Carolina University. He retired from MCAS Cherry Point Naval Supply Department with 28 years of service. His most rewarding job, for which he is best known, is that of a Pentecostal Holiness Minister. He was a Pastor for 38 years at several churches including Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Calvary, Goose Creek, Oriental, Friendship and, at his home church, Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is predeceased by his son, Floyd Eugene “Gene” Woodard. He is survived by his wife of 66 ½ years, Alice Ann Dixon Woodard; one brother, Thomas (Glenn) of Angier, NC; one daughter, Angie Bell (Albert) of Pollocksville; and one son, Alan Woodard (Paula) of Reelsboro; eight grandchildren, Martin Woodard, Matthew Woodard, Robbie Sawyer (Rodney), Michelle Sheaffer (Matt), Jessica Harper (Gerald), Kelsey Bell, Ashlynne Peters (Jonathan), and Jordan Woodard (Melissa); nine precious great-grandchildren, Wilson Sawyer, Alison Sawyer, Jamison Sheaffer, Jackson Sheaffer, Johnson Sheaffer, Micah Dietz, Nathan Harper, Emma Peters and Evan Peters; and a beloved nephew, Nat Martin, and his wife, Brenda. Visitation was Saturday, August 9 at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church and at other times at the Woodard residence.  The funeral service was held Sunday, August 10 at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial followed at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church, c/o Mrs. Jean Buck, 2017 South Goose Creek Road, Grantsboro, NC, 28529. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care, love, kindness and compassion shown to him and the family.

Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral & Cremations.




William Norman Herwig, 89, of Aurora died Monday, August 11, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He retired from PCS Phosphate after 31 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Maxine Herwig; two daughters, Linda Potter and husband, Curtis, and Wanda Hardy, and husband, A.B., Jr., all of Aurora; brother, John D. Herwig of Huntington, TX; six grandchildren, Brian Potter (Holly), Brad Potter (Sandy), Jamie Overton (Sandy Woolard), Trey Overton (Erica), Christie Hardy, and Lori Roberson (Brandon); and 10 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to ones favorite charity. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

 

Week of July 30, 2014

 

Deborah Kay Roberts Clark, 61, of Seven Springs died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at home. She is survived by her mother, Emma Hart of Reelsboro, two sons, Thomas E. Powers Jr. of Winston-Salem and Philip Perkins of Pollocksville; one daughter, Angel M. Powers of Newport; three brothers, Preston Rouse of New Bern, Jeff Rouse of Bridgeton, and Timmy Hart of Bridgeton; and five grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 24 at Sandhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Michael Griffin, 29, of Arapahoe died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He attended Alliance United Methodist Church. He is survived by his parents, Alton & Natalie Griffin of the home; one son, Devin Troy Griffin of Washington; four brothers, Alton E. Griffin III and wife, Whitney, of Vinton, VA, Jeremy H. Griffin, Richard M. Griffin and Johnathon D. Griffin, all of Arapahoe; paternal grandmother, Lynda Griffin of Arapahoe; maternal grandmother, Ory Day of Fayetteville; paternal great-grandmother, Alberta Hodges of Arapahoe; second mother, Darlene Day of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston the same day. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico County Fishes and Loaves (PCFLO), PO Box 771, Oriental, NC 28571. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. (Paid obituary)

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

Paul Henry Newman, 78, of Aurora died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He retired from PCS after 29 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Jean Newman; three sons, Mike Newman of Aurora, Randy Newman of Atlantic Beach and Kevin Newman of Bath; daughter, Brenda Seligmann of Davidson; two stepsons, Robbie Carrow and Danny Carrow, both of Aurora; one stepdaughter, Leighann Linson of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. His memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Aurora Rescue Squad, PO Box 277, Aurora, NC 27806 or Pamlico County Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



 

Ruby Olivia Haddock Tyndall, 91, of New Bern died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her son, Horace E. Tyndall, Jr. of New Bern and daughters Joan T. Odham of New Bern and Judy T. Forrest of Raleigh, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family received friends Sunday, July 27 at Cotton Funeral Home.Graveside services were held at Lakeside Chapel, Greenleaf Memorial Park, Monday, July 28. Entombment followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Cotton Funeral Home.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Sue Holton Whitford, 68, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at home. She was a member of Amity Christian Church and also attended New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. She was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She worked with J.C. Penney before being a stay at home mother for her children. After her children were grown, she worked with the Pamlico County Register of Deeds office for 20 years serving the county as the Registrar for 10 years. She was active in the N.C.A.R.D. (North Carolina Association of Register of Deeds). She was preceded in death by her parents, Billie & Nina Holton and a sister, Sherrie Kay Drerup. She is survived by her husband, Scott Whitford; one son, Gil Brinson and wife, Alison, of Beards Creek; one daughter, Becky Brinson ONeal of Beards Creek; two brothers, Johnnie Holton and wife, Gladys, of Reelsboro and Billy Stephen Holton of New Bern; and two grandchildren, Cason and Marshall Brinson. Her funeral was held Saturday, July 26 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Friday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Amity Christian Church Memorial Fund, 1831 Goose Creek Rd., Grantsboro, NC 28529 or The American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave. Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 23, 2014

 

Frederick J. (Fred) Mahlstedt, 81, of Oriental, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Carolina East Hospital following heart surgery. He and his wife, Pat, moved to Oriental 20 years ago from Miller Place, LI, NY. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was also an avid lover of animals. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Mahlstedt; son, Brian Mahlstedt of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Patti Bohnenblusch of Willow Springs, Sharon Minicozzi of Huntersville and Joy Gorman of Fuquay Varina; eight grandchildren, Brian Mahlstedt Jr., Ashley Mahlstedt, Ryan Minicozzi, Samantha Minicozzi, Keith Gorman, Kevin Gorman, Casey Bohnenblusch and Carly Bohnenblusch; and one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Sky Badger. A private memorial celebration will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS and Pamlico County EMS. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

 

 

 

In loving memory Larry Sparrow 

6/18/93 7/21/13 

 

 

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. 

We thought of you yesterday, and the days before that too. 

We think of you in silence, we often speak your name.

Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part.

We know you are safe in heaven, we have you in our hearts. 

 

Loved and deeply missed by your father, mother, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, all co-workers and many friends


 

Week of July 16, 2014

 

Donald James Jamie Franklin Jr., 38, of New Bern passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was an avid hunter and loved playing poker. He adored his children and was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Stacy Franklin; daughter, Brooklyn Franklin of the home; son, Landon Franklin of the home; parents, Don & Faye Franklin of Aurora; step-children, Hayden Jordan and Blaine Allen, both of Texas; sisters, Lisa Franklin Jackson of Merritt and Lorrie Franklin of Aurora; nephew, Tayler Jackson of Merritt; niece, Jordyn Jackson of Merritt; and numerous aunts and uncles locally as well as in Alabama and Tennessee. His funeral was held Saturday, July 12 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Interment followed immediately in Sandy Grove Cemetery. The family received friends following the services from in the fellowship hall at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

 

Lester Bryon Sadler, 86, of Grantsboro passed away July 11, 2014 at home. He was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church and Charitable Brotherhood. He was formerly a P.C. School Board member and a Boy Scout Master.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Sadler; daughters, Emma Lupton of Oriental, Mona Sadler of Reelsboro and Becky Spain of Alliance; stepson, Wesley Flowers of Arapahoe; brother, Jack Sadler of Hobucken; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hobucken Community Center. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at

bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.


 

Week of July 9, 2014

Wilbur Gary Farlow of Merritt passed away on June 13, 2014 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC. Gary was born in Sanford, N.C. to Golda and Roscoe Farlow. Gary graduated from Sanford Central High School and earned an Architectural degree from N.C State University. Gary was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany and Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, Gary became an Architect with the U.S. Navy Dept. in Norfolk, Va.  After retiring from Navy Dept. he returned to N.C. Gary was a very active sailing enthusiast and talented wood worker. He is survived by his brother, Tom (Carolyn) Farlow of Denton, TX, a step -sister Sherry (Bill) Daughty of Raleigh, N.C.  Inurnment will be held in the Buffelo Cemetary in Sanford, N.C. at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lionel Mott, age 76, of Greensboro, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Brighton Gardens Dementia Facility, Greensboro, NC. He was born in Tooele, Utah on November 14, 1937 to Volndeau and Vida Pearl Henson Mott.  He grew up living in Orem, Utah where he attended Spencer Elementary and Lincoln High School where he was Student Body President.  He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from University of Utah and his PhD from Cornell University. He set up and was Director of the Biotechnology/Tissue Culture Laboratory at N.C. State University.  He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Jean Bounous, on November 28, 1958.  They had two sons, Jeff Lionel Mott and Russell John Mott (deceased 4-1-75). He was preceded in death by both his parents, his son, Russell and his sister, Melba (Wesley) Graff.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Jeff and wife Cynthia Ivey Mott; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Mott, Kimberly Ann Mott and Alex Jeffrey Mott; one brother, LaVerl Mott and three sisters, Donna Green, Marilyn Crawford and Beverly (Dan) Rafiner.   The family will receive friends at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, 5926 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, on Thursday, June 19, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.  Forbis & Dick, Guilford Chapel is assisting the Mott family.  Please offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com


 

 

 

Mr. Joseph Slade Roberson, age 89, (Nov. 5, 1924- June 12, 2014) a former resident of, 1845 Tunstall Swamp Road, Edward, N.C. , died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, 2014 at Smyrna Free will Baptist Church, Blounts Creek, conducted by Dr. Robert Cayton. Burial followed in the Fulcher Family Cemetery, Edward. The following served as pallbearers: Terry Casey Sr., Calvin Roberson, Larry Smith, Benny Grubbs, Carl Cayton and Ed Austin. Mr. Roberson was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 5, 1924. He was the son of the late Joseph Slade Roberson Sr. and Rowena Fulcher Roberson. Mr. Roberson was a farmer and well driller. On June 10, 1942 he married the late Mrs. Nancy Dorcas Warren. They are survived by two sons, Delano Warren Roberson and wife, Barbara of Edward, Joseph Slade Roberson II of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Calvin George Roberson and Lee-Anna Nicole Roberson both of Edward; one great grandchild, Isabella Nancy Alexander of Edward. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Roberson was preceded in death by several sisters, brothers and a step- father, Mr. Johnny Williams. The family received friends from Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church, 154 Flat Swamp Road, Blounts Creek, N.C. 27814. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visitingwww.paulfuneralhome.com

Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Roberson family.


 

Lilian Audrey Caswell Mercer, 80, of Cape Carteret went home to be with her Lord and Savior June 15, 2014.

A memorial service will be Thursday at 11 am at Emerald Isle Chapel by the Sea with Pastor Clay Olsen and Pastor Robert Kornegay Officiating.

Audrey was born in Toronto, Canada to Gordon and Eva Caswell. She was on a trip south when she met Rookie State Trooper Bert Mercer who was stationed in Jacksonville. After a correspondence of several months Audrey took out the paperwork required to obtain a visa and came to North Carolina. She stayed with the Jones family (Tim and Bess) while she planned her wedding and put her new home in order. Bert advanced in his career moving to different areas around the state. They had four sons and she was challenged trying to keep everything on an even keel. Audrey stayed at home with the boys until Bobby their youngest was in first grade and she entered the work force to help supplement the income. Her field was accounting, all phases of it and worked until Bobby graduated from high school. They were a camping family and camped at Salter Path for years when Bert could get an occasional week-end. They found a lot at Emerald Isle and decided to build a home for their retirement. Bert was his own contractor and Audrey his gopher. It took approx. ten years to complete which was done on weekend and vacations. Audrey moved in 1984 and Bert retired in 1986, Audrey was very active in her Church serving and chaired most of the committees over a period of years. She taught Sunday School, was instrumental in getting the Cook Book printed for a fund raising project. She was faithful in her Nursing Home ministry which she and others were committed to going every week for over twenty years. She was a charter member of the NCSHPA and held several offices in that organization. She loved to travel and hosted tours for the Retirees of the Highway Patrol, taking them on bus tour to Nova Scotia and then a cruise to Alaska and another cruise to Nova Scotia. She worked in crafts and made baskets, ceramics and flower arrangements, but her passion was her family and her extended family. She was on call always for whatever was needed. 

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Eva Caswell of Victoria Harbor, Ontario, a sister Joan Strudwick of British Columbia. She is survived by her husband Bert of 60 years, four sons; Johnnie of New Bern, Danny and wife Ellen of Aurora, Tommy of Bogue and Bobby of Morehead City. Three grandchildren; Gena Lashley and Brian of Chester, VA, Kellie Mercer of Greenville, Clint Mercer of Washington State and step granddaughter Lindsay Goodman of New Zealand, two great-grandchildren, Ben and Lilian Lashley of Chester, VA. There are also four sister-in-laws; Love Whitfield, Ila Whitfield of New Bern, Blanchie Smith of Panama City Beach, FL Sylvia Ross of Lowland and many nieces and nephews, and her little sweetheart Gracie.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 till 8 pm at Jones Funeral Home, Swansboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570

Electronic condolences may be sent to jonesfh.org


 

Robert Austin Paul, 83, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Silver Hill Christian Church where he served as an elder. He formerly served as a Pamlico County Commissioner, a member of P.C. Rescue Squad, and a Grantsboro Town Commissioner. He was a lifelong farmer and co-owned and operated Paul Farms in Grantsboro. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Adam Paul. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sadie Paul; daughter, Evelyn Paul of Grantsboro; son, Clifton Paul and wife, Wynne, of Grantsboro; brother, Hoyt Paul and wife, Pat, of Grantsboro; grandchildren, Cody Paul and wife, Jo Lynn, and Taylor Paul of Alliance. His funeral was held Monday, June 16, at Silver Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. Interment was in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill. The family received friends Sunday, June 15 at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Silver Hill Christian Church or Paul Cemetery, 1903 Hwy 306 N., Grantsboro, NC 28529. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.



 

Betty Williams Toler, 88, of Alliance died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at

CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Rev. Lee Toler; two sons, Lee Toler, Jr. of Orlando, Fla. and Charles Toler of New Bern; three

daughters, Brenda Nobles of Alliance, Judy Stephenson of Alliance and

Trish Heatherly of Dallas, TX; special son, Hubert Collins of Arapahoe; 11

grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 Her funeral was held Saturday, June 14, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Don Zimmerman officiating. Interment was in Grantsboro Cemetery. The family will received friends Friday night at the funeral home and at other times at the home. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

Week of June 11, 2014

 

Gary L. Griffin, 60, of Aurora died Friday, June 6, 2014, at CarolinaEast

Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, of nearly 37 years, Lois Ireland Griffin; his mother, Irene Griffin of Bayboro; his daughter, Trudy Griffin Willis of

Blounts Creek; his son, Anthony Griffin of Willow Springs; brother, Stanley Dean Griffin of Troy; and four grandchildren. His memorial service was held Tuesday, June 10, at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends anytime at the home. In lieu of flowers the family asked that memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

 

June 4, 2014


Lennie B. Isenhart, 92, of Stonewall passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Isenhart; son, Dannie Isenhart; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Tinney. She is survived by four sons, Buster Tinney of Homosassa, FL, Porter Isenhart and wife, Julia, of Grantsboro, Earl Isenhart and wife, Donna, of Stonewall, and Randy Isenhart of Cape May, NJ; three daughters, Millie Rice and husband, Melbie L., of Alliance, Sue Walker of Homosassa, FL. and Libby Powers of Alliance; daughter-in-law, Gayle Isenhart of Stonewall; three brothers, Okey Browning and Freddie Browning, both of Dille, WV and Ray Browning of Burch River, WV; two sisters, Hettie Bowers of Dille, WV and Icie Hicks of Burch River, WV; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 5, at Grantsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Libby Powers, 303 Forrest Park Circle, Alliance. Online condolences to the family may be made at bryantfuneralhomeandcrematory.com