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Week of October 7, 2015

Darren Keith Day, 47, of Grantsboro, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. His graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10th, at Concord Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Thomas Linwood Dixon, Sr., 80, of Oriental, was born September 23, 1935 and passed away, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oriental, a Master Mason with the Oriental Masonic Lodge, a member of the Pamlico County Shrine Club and the Sudan Gators and was a US Merchant Marine Officer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Christa and Roy Dixon of New Bern. He is survived by one son, Thomas L. Dixon, Jr. and wife, Teresa and one granddaughter, Amanda G. Dixon.  He is also survived by children of his late wife Marge, step-children, Michelle, Bryan and Keith and their families. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Oriental First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Pamlico, P.O. Box 6, Bayboro, NC  28515, Oriental First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 313, Oriental, NC  28571 or Shrine Club of Pamlico County,  P.O. Box 201, Grantsboro, NC  28529.


Huey Dock Pender, Jr., 77, of Stonewall, known by his family and friends as Dick Pender, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 27, 2015.  He was born on February 17, 1938 in Winnsboro, SC to Huey Dock, Sr. and Clara Turner Pender. He proudly served in the US Army for 6 years.  He was a master carpenter by trade, and worked at PCS Phosphate in chemical maintenance until he retired at 61 years of age, enjoying 17 years of retirement. His hobbies included fishing, building furniture, reading and enjoying time with his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Huey Dock Pender, Sr., his mother, Clara Turner Pender, his brothers, James Dozier Pender and Brooks Eugene Pender and his favorite dog Little Bit. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Edwards Pender, children Kathy Pender, Melissa Pender, Huey Pender, III and Jessica Pender and one child of the heart, Denise Woodard.  He is also survived by his sister, Susan Pender Powers, brother, Robert Pender and wife, Laura, sister-in-law Lynda Pender and 5 grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, October 17, at the Stonewall United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 183, Stonewall, NC  28583..

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

Troy D. Potter, Sr., 98, of Raleigh, former resident of Mesic, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015 after a brief stay at Brookdale Assisted Living in Port Orange, Florida.  Troy was born in Lowland to Marvin and Essie Rice Potter on April 24, 1917. He is survived by children, Brenda Harris Wilkinson of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Cheryl Potter of Raleigh, and Troy Potter, Jr., of Mesic; grandchildren, Bill Harris, Brad Harris, Christa Pye, Eric Potter & A.J.

Potter; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. His service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 8th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  His beloved niece, Dr. Maria Ann Clark Fleshood, will officiate.  Interment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern. The family will receive friends in the chapel one hour prior to the service.

Troy was a farmer, businessman, civic leader, serving on the Board of Education and Chairing the Board of County Commissioners.  Some of his proudest moments were the roll he helped play in restoring the Coast Guard Station to Hobucken, consolidating the school system in Pamlico County, helping found the technical school which was to grow into the Pamlico County Community College.  He was a member of the Bayboro Masonic Lodge 331 and a Scottish Rite Mason.  His life was devoted to Bay Creek Christian Church and the progress of Pamlico County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bay Creek Christian Church, c/o Shirley Morris, 10962 NC Hwy 304, Bayboro, NC  28515.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.