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Bernard Benjamin Hollowell, 96, passed away peacefully at his home in Bayboro on December 26, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and caregivers. While a native of Gum Swamp, just across the county line in Beaufort County, Bernard’s name will forever be associated with Pamlico County. In a legal career that spanned five decades he served as County Attorney and attorney for the Pamlico County Board of Education for almost 40 years. As a result, he played a vital role in many important milestones for Pamlico County and its citizens. He also served as a Recorder’s Court Judge, Prosecutor, defense attorney, appeared before the North Carolina Supreme Court, and maintained a true general law practice with his beloved wife, Marybelle, always serving as his secretary. He was a fixture in the Pamlico County Courthouse, especially in the vault of the Register of Deeds office. Bernard grew up on a small family farm during the Great Depression and graduated from Aurora High School in 1939 determined he was not going to live on a farm. Ironically, he was able to attend Louisburg College only after working on the college farm for over a year to earn enough credit to cover his tuition and expenses. He transferred to Wake Forest after his freshman year, where his education was interrupted by World War II and the draft. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and was shipped overseas to England in January, 1943 to serve in the 8th Fighter Command. In December, 1945 he was furloughed stateside where he promptly married Marybelle Redditt and entered law school at Duke and Wake Forest, the two schools having combined during the war. He graduated from Wake Forest Law in 1948 and eventually “hung out his shingle” with Marybelle in Bayboro in 1951.
As he and Marybelle raised four children he was able to lead a very active life outside of his busy law practice. He was a faithful member of Bayboro United Methodist Church, performing any function asked of him, from assisting with its construction, to serving as Chairman of the Board, Trustee, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and in many other capacities for most of his adult life. As a man of faith, he enjoyed reading and researching extensively about the Bible and religion.
Bernard was also an accomplished woodworker and “Mr. Fix-it” with the skills he developed as a young dirt-poor farmer. Prior to the popularity of Duct tape, the roll of baling wire on his garage wall was his mojo. As a meticulous carpenter, from a large wooden cabin cruiser boat, elaborate kid’s playhouses, church Christmas floats, and office furniture to small school projects and guinea pig houses, Bernard could build it.
He, along with Marybelle, were avid sports fans and music lovers, especially if a child, grandchild or great-grandchild were competing or performing. They never missed a Pamlico Hurricane game or concert and were dedicated behind-the-scenes supporters whenever a need arose.
No summary of Bernard B. Hollowell’s life would be complete without mentioning golf. He loved the game and was instrumental in the formation of the Minnesott Golf & Country Club. He played as often as his busy life allowed typically eschewing the use of a cart until he was 90 years old. He sadly outlived a lot of golf partners. There’s a foursome on Heaven’s 1st tee this morning and Bernard’s in it.
Bernard was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Marybelle Redditt Hollowell. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Sue H. Lee (Rod M. Lee); son, Bernard Benjamin Hollowell, Jr. (Jennie Z. Hollowell); daughter, Becky H. Ackiss (F. Paige Ackiss); and son, Steven E. Hollowell (Debby T. Hollowell); seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Bernard’s family would to especially like express their great appreciation and love for his special team of caregivers who did their best to provide him some quality of life under often challenging conditions. Anna Brinson, Patti Berryman, Mary Brown, and Velma Hackney, Sara Snyder are Angels who were truly a blessing in Bernard’s life. Marybelle would have approved.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bayboro United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Bayboro United Methodist Church. Graveside service to follow at the Boyd-Redditt Cemetery in Edward, NC. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Heartworks, Bayboro United Methodist Church, or Hospice of Pamlico County.

Lisa Jaffee Bernett, 62, of Arapahoe passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at home.She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Bernett; mother, Lynda Jaffee; son, Andrew Bernett of Charlotte; and sisters, Marla Naor of Tel Aviv, Israel and Laura Aronson of Coconut Creek, Fla.Her graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. at the United Hebrew of New Bern Cemetery on Friday, December 21st.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Steve Serjeant, 69, of Oriental died on December 26, 2018 from gastric cancer following two years of chronic Lyme disease.Steve was born and raised in Los Angeles where he roamed the streets independently, starting with his bicycle at age five before graduating to a skateboard. He soon contrived a trailer for his bicycle to tote his surfboard to the beach, launching Steve’s lifelong love of the water. He learned to sail at his grandfather’s beach house in Malibu. A neighbor designed and built a Malibu Outrigger 17 upon which Steve and a friend – aged 12 sans life jackets - frequently sailed miles into the Pacific and then surfed the sailing canoe back onto the beach. When not dodging bullets during anti-war riots in the late 60’s, Steve continued to surf his longboard at UC Berkeley. After graduation, he opened a VW transmission repair shop in Santa Barbara and married a girl from Atlantic, NC, whose family assured Steve that the waves were just as good on the east coast. They moved to Carteret County where Steve established Eastern Aqua-tek and for over 30 years he provided technical assistance to water and waste water plants across eastern NC with a commitment to keep our drinking water safe.At the end of their first date nineteen years ago, Steve and Katherine Hudson kissed in the middle of Arendell Street (in Morehead City) and fell in love. The couple moved to Carrboro but spent weekends sailing Steve’s boats with friends at Kerr Lake, Oriental and Masonboro. They eventually retired to Oriental in 2014 where Steve served on the town’s Water Advisory Board, got a Hobie Adventure Island Kayak, and faithfully monitored hoping for small craft warnings. You might have seen him out in his red Hobie on windy days surfing the waves along the Neuse River.Steve is survived by his mother, Diane Robinson; daughter, Capt. Carrie Serjeant, USAF; fiancée, Katherine Hudson; ex-wife, Barbara Hill Jernigan; nephew, Anthony Torres; step-step-children, Victor and Jessica Russo; “granddaughters” Umayma and Mona; and many other wonderful friends and family across the state and country.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HeartWorks, a non-profit serving at-risk kids in Pamlico County. PO Box 365, Bayboro, NC 28515 or at Friends and family will gather on the Oriental waterfront this spring to wish Steve farewell.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Howard Bruce Morris, 85, of Bayboro passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Crystal Coast Hospice House, Newport.He is a member of Bay Creek Christian Church and retired from Hatteras Yachts as a carpenter, after 25+ years of service.He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew & Margaret Morris and grandson, Sean M. Morris.He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Morris; son, Bruce W. Morris & wife, Theresa; daughter, Mitzi Barr; six grandchildren, Christian Morris, Shannon Kleinwolterink, Chelsie Morris, Carey Morris, Daniel Barr and Matthew Barr; and seven great-grand-children.His memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15th at Bay Creek Christian Church with the Rev. John Anderson officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bay Creek Christian Church.
Ira Russell Alfred, 77, of Arapahoe passed away Friday, December 14, 2018, at home.He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patsy T. Alfred; daughter, Deborah Baker; brother, James W. Alfred Jr.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 17th at Bryant Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Michael Ray Ireland, 69, of Blounts Creek, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at home.He was a member of Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended Edward Christian Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Festus Ireland, Jr. and Ella Cambron Ireland Keel.He is survived by his companion, Maryann Targhetta; sisters, Patricia Jenkins, Teresa Murphy, Dolores Dunham and Arlene Ayscue; and his brother, Jeff Ireland.His memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 14th 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.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Mary S. Willis, loving wife, moth-er, grandmother and great grandmother, of Alliance, passed away at the age of 77. She is a member of Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Potter and Kay Smith.Those left to cherish her memory are her hus-band, of 60 years, Frank Willis; daughters, Cheryl W. Hardison (J.E.) and Gina W. Potter (Jerry); son, Frank Willis Jr.(Nicole); five grandchildren, Ryan Hardison (Stephanie), Travis Hardison (Autumn), Tyler Hardison (Lauren), Frank “Will” Willis III, and Jake Willis; four great-grandchildren, Abigail Grace Hardison, Brody Hardison, River Hardison and Everett Hardison; and special cousin, Sue Ireland (Jackie). Her funeral will be held at noon on Friday, November 23rd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe. The family will receive friends and relatives from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all that cared for Mrs. Mary during her illness.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

James “Mike” Michael Gillikin, 64, of Newport, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, at his home. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Morehead City with Pastor Jerry Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Cemetery. He was born and raised in Otway and graduated from East Carteret High School in 1972. He was with the NC State Port Authority as a certified welder, heavy equipment operator, and maintenance mechanic. He was incredibly gifted and skilled with his hands and generous to others, definitely earning his nickname “MacGyver”. He was a protective and loyal husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a chocoholic and quite a comedian. Mike was a believer in Christ and recently gave his whole heart to God. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anne Gillikin of the home; daughters, Melodie Gillikin Willis and husband Brinkley of Morehead City and Teresa Riggs of Newport; son, Wesley Riggs of Morehead City; grandchildren, Jamison Brinkley Willis, Jeremy Bryson Willis, and Hilary Seibert and husband Grady; great-grandchildren, Ezekiel Seibert and Noah Seibert; sister, Teresa Gillikin, Vickie Guthrie, Debbie Wade, and Lisa Block; brother, Wayne Gillikin; and former mother-in-law, Joyce Sanderson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kay Gillikin; son, Jeremy Gillikin; parents, Frank and Melva Gillikin; sister, Sherry Scott; and his dog, Buster Brown. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018, at Munden Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Dr, Greenville, NC 27834 or the American Epilepsy Society at
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Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Morehead City, NC

Levie Clyde Hardy, 63, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. Before retiring, he worked in the auto industry where he enjoyed the mechanics of automobiles and later became the owner of Bayboro Chevrolet. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Hardy and parents, A.B. Hardy Sr. & Elizabeth “Betsy” Hardy. He is survived by his daughters, Mandie Boahn and husband, Will, and Rebecca Hardy; brother, A.B. Hardy Jr. & wife, Wanda; and four grandchildren, Jarrett, Tyler, Brice and Madison. His graveside service will be held 2:00.p.m. Wednesday, November 14th at Sandy Grove Cemetery, Aurora. The family will receive friends and family from 6 to 7:30.p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Charles Franklin Banks, “Papa chuck” of Stonewall, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Papa Chuck was born on March 17, 1946 to Frank & Katherine Banks. He grew up in Goose Creek, in Arapahoe, the second of five children. On May 23, 1975, he married Maxine Bennett and was a devoted husband for 43 years.Papa Chuck proudly served in the US Navy for four years, serving in Vietnam. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, as well as the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star. He then worked on the water for a short time and finally a mechanic for Phillip Dunn Logging. After retirement, he spent his time outside in “Papa’s Shop” where he piddled and tinkered. He was always there to give his advice or offer a helping hand. He never met a stranger and was always excited to share how proud he was of his children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments.Chuck is preceded in death by his parents and four siblings. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; two children, Willie Banks (Crystal) of Stonewall and Stephanie Henries (Michael), of Stonewall; seven grandchildren, who had his heart, and many nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 6th, at 11:00 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to a charity of choice.Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
John D. Brady, Jr., 91, died November 5, 2018, at his home. He attended Oriental High School and was valedictorian of the class of 1944. After graduating cum laude from Wake Forest where he received a BS with a group major in biology, chemistry, and physics, he worked for a com-paratively brief period in Asheville as Psychiatric Aide at Highland Hospital and Dance Instructor at the local Arthur Murray Studio. Later he earned an MLS from Peabody Library School, now a part of Vanderbilt University, and worked for four years in the Central Library of The Free Library of Philadelphia. Next, over a span of twenty-five years at Queens Borough Public Library, he filled various supervisory public service positions in branches and the Central Library, as well as advi-sory and consulting staff positions in the admin-istrative offices of Extension Services, Personnel, and Management Analysis.He is preceded in death by his parents and four of his siblings.He is survived by one brother, Paul Brady of Oriental, dear friends, Hank and Bettie Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews.His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 7th at Pamlico United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. Interment will follow immediately in the church cemetery.The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:30 .m.In lieu of flowers the family suggested memo-rial contributions be made to Pamlico United Methodist Church c/o Tillie Roberts, 9985 NC Hwy 306 S, Arapahoe, NC 28510.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
The family of the late Johnnie Glenwood Moore would like to thank each and everyone of you that showed so much love during the passing of our loved one. Continue to keep us in your prayers.

Benjamin Jerome “B.J.” Sawyer, 75, of Reelsboro passed away Monday, October 22, 2018, at home.B.J. was a quiet man and felt things deeply. He was loved by many family members. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser and enjoyed many friendships while he was there. These friendships lasted throughout his retirement. B.J. will be missed by all!He was preceded in death by his par-ents, Henry & Mabel Sawyer and brothers, Linwood Potter, Bobby Potter and Carroll Sawyer.He is survived by his son, Stephen Sawyer; daughter, Billie Jo Garris; sisters, Sandra S. (Mike) Powers and Janice S. (Miles) Shorey; several grandchildren; many nieces & neph-ews and great-nieces and nephews.His graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26th at Oriental Cemetery with military honors.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Goldie Dean Abbott Temple, loved by many, of Bayboro passed away Friday, October 26, 2018, at the age of 62, at home.She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in New Bern where she was loved, helped and befriended by many and met her very dear friend, Judy Phillips.She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack & Gladys Abbott and her sister, Marie Metts.She is survived by her twin sister, Daisy Galland; sister, Betty Ireland; brother, Johnny Abbott; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, October 30th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow immedi-ately in Cowell Cemetery, Bayboro.The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Lela Hardison Belangia, 96, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Carolina East Hospital surrounded by her loving fam-ily. She was born June 7, 1922, to the late Marvin and Birtle Hardison in Spring Garden, North Carolina. Her greatest joy was her family, and she was an extraordinarily loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and aunt. She was a remarkable homemaker in every way, cooking three meals a day and caring for the home and everyone in it, all while working in the family store, Belangia’s, until she was 83 years old. She was a wonderful cook who loved trying new recipes and preparing meals for family and friends. Among her greatest pleasures was sitting on her patio, enjoying the beautiful flowers and trees, and watching and listening to the numerous birds at the feeders. She even enjoyed the antics of the pesky squirrels. She also loved gardening – both vegetables and flowers – and sharing what she grew with others. Other favorite hobbies included knitting and crocheting; she knitted beautiful sweaters and afghans that are treasured by those who received them. Among her many other hobbies were crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and other arts and crafts, includ-ing pottery classes where she made lovely planters. She kept up with current events by reading two newspapers each morning while enjoying her cup of coffee. She was a member of the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, where she served as pres-ident of her beloved Sunday school class for many years. She loved children through-out her life, and one of the many ways she expressed her love for them was by volun-teering as a tutor for children learning to read at the Arapahoe Charter School. She was married to Elmo Belangia, Sr., for 67 incredibly happy years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Elmo; her son Winford (“Wimpy”) Belangia; her brother Marvin Hardison, Jr. and sister Evelyn Hargett; and her son-in-law George Javaras and daughter-in-law Patricia (“Pat”) Belangia. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Belangia Javaras, her son, Elmo (“Bud”) Belangia, Jr., and her daughter-in-law, Janice Belangia; her sis-ter, Peaches Fulcher; grandchildren, Cindy Conder, Robert (“Robbie”) Belangia, and Dr. Kristin Javaras; great-grandchildren, Jimmy Conder, Luke Conder, Craig Belangia, and Roark (“Ru”) Belangia; great-great-grand-children, Kyla Belangia and Lea Conder; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church on Sunday, October 28th, at 2pm, with visitation one hour prior at 1pm. Interment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern at 11am on Monday, October 29th. Flowers are appreciated, as are memorial contributions to the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church (PO Box 117, Arapahoe, North Carolina 28510) or to the Arapahoe Charter School (Attn: Chris Watson, 9005 NC Highway 306 South, Arapahoe, North Carolina 28510).
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Bob Anderson, 84 of Bayboro, died on  October 25, 2018. 
Arrangements by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.

Mr. Eli Frank Maness, Jr., 80, of Oriental, NC died peacefully Sunday evening while visiting his family in Dunn, NC. He was born in Guilford County on November 29, 1937 to the late Frank and Wilsie Maness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy M. Maness. Frank graduated from Oak Ridge Military Academy, and then graduated from Atlantic Christian College with a Bachelor in Business Administration. He served his country in the Army National Guard from 1960 to 1966. Frank began his professional career with Carolina Tractor & Equipment Co. and worked with them for approximately twenty years before going to work with Dickerson, Inc. as their vice president of purchasing for approximately ten years. Frank’s love of the water and beach led him to pur-chase Honda of Myrtle Beach and was the owner and operator for seven years before retiring to his and Judy’s dream home at Beulah Point in Pamlico County on Broad Creek.Following a rich family heritage, Frank was a Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of New Bern Sudan Shriners. He was also a member of Pamlico United Methodist Church. Frank was a big NASCAR fan and his favorite driver was “The King,” Richard Petty, #43. With a love for the outdoors, Frank enjoyed watching the water, wildlife and especially the birds at this home in Pamlico.A celebration of life service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn, by Rev. Mike Roach. A pri-vate burial will be held at a later date. He is survived by a son, Eli Frank “Buddy” Maness, III, and wife Shelia of Dunn, two daughters, Elizabeth Maness Green of Murrells Inlet, SC, Michelle Maness Benish and husband John of Southbury, CT, six grandchildren, Eli Maness and wife Caitlin, David and Jacob Maness, Robert and Jeremy Green and Allison Benish.
The family will receive friends Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home.
The family asks that instead of flowers that memorials be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607.
Gary Bryson collier, 72, of Arapahoe passed away peace-fully at home Tuesday, october 16th after a long illness surround-ed by love ones.He was a member of the Arapahoe FWB Church where he had been a dea-con, Sunday School teacher, choir member and most impor-tantly a teanage youth leader for many years.He retired after 31 years of service from Pamlico Community College as Vice President of Financial Services.He was preceded in death by his par-ents, Roberson and Nellie Collier; two brothers, Jarvis Collier and Macress “Mac” Collier and a sister, Joyce Collier Thames.He is survived by his wife, Barbara Davis Collier of nearly 50 years; one son, Robert Steven Collier; one brother, Sammy Collier (Lois); four sisters, Francis C. Bunce, Ettrice C. Southerland, Helen C. Autry and Ann C, Autry (Charles).His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at the Arapahoe FWB Church, with the Rev. David Cauley officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.The interment and graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM at the Meadow Brook Cemetery in Lumberton, NC.
Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, NC

David Thomas Leary, 52, passed Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, sur-rounded by loved ones at his home in Camp Jo Jane.He is reunited with his late father, TG Leary; survived by wife, Helen; mother, Janet; brother, Mark (with wife, Susan, and their children, Emma, Nathan & Grant); brother, Keith; stepchildren, Karla and Pete; grand-children, Grace, Meg, Annie, Mitchell, Ben, Luke, Madison, and Ella; and devoted dog, Dozer. David was a loyal friend, always finding a solution to the problem, offering help, without asking for anything in return. He was a reliable worker of 24 years at Martin Marietta in New Bern, NC, retiring as plant foreman and was a lifelong resident of Pamlico County.
A visitation for friends and family will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 12th at Bryant Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 13th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Farmer officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
The American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave. Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Gary Bruce Toler also lovingly known as “The Bruce”, Uncle Bruce, Brucie, and “Ombre” passed away on October 4, 2018. He was born and raised in New Bern, NC, son of Gracie Mae Tilghman Toler & Leon Macon Toler. Once upon a time, Bruce spotted a young girl and he was spotted by the same young girl. It was love at first sight. They finally spoke two years later in 1978. Bruce asked Alyce to marry him numerous times, but she always replied with no. Alyce moved to Texas to get away from him and Bruce soon followed her there. They were together for eight years in Texas & Louisiana. They moved back to NC in 1988 and married in 1989 to make their mothers proud. They would have been married 30 years this October 28th. Bruce worked in the nuclear industry for 25 years as a crane operator. Prior to that, he worked in industrial construction with plants in NC. His co-workers from the nuclear plants were his family while his time was shared between them and Alyce. Bruce was preceded in death by his father and mother.
He is survived by his wife, Alyce Nell Radcliff-Toler and his sweet girl, Chessie Blanche; broth-ers, Allen & Charles Toler; 12 nieces & nephews; and 17 great nieces & nephews.Visitation and a time to share memories will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, October 7th at Bryant Funeral Home. Alyce will have a private memorial service at a later date.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Journey of Hope, CCHC Foundation, 1010 Medical Park Ave. New Bern, NC 28562.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

David Herrin Batchelor, Jr, 77, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Wilson, north Carolina, to the late david Herrin Batchelor, Sr and Virginia Smith Batchelor. David graduated from Atlantic Christian College, where he met Ann Brinson, daughter of the late Alton and Rosa Blanche Brinson, and they were happily married for 54-years. After graduation, they settled in Cary, NC where he began his long career as a research chemist at Chemstrand (now Monsanto).It was the neuse River where he first took an interest in sailing. In the late 1960’s david bought his first sailboat, which was a Sunfish and he was officially hooked. In due time, he joined the Carolina Sailing Club and developed a deep love for racing Flying Scots. Sailing in Oriental was one of his great joys and he was active in planning and racing in the “Oriental Sailing Social” and promoting one-design sailing there. In retirement, david continued sailing and devoted his time and knowledge of sailing with others. He not only contributed his vast knowl-edge and endless enthusiasm of sailing to the Carolina Sailing Club, he also wrote articles for sailing publications and created videos on sailing tactics. He was affectionately known as Sailor dave to his sailing friends. In every circumstance, there were some small or large moments for teaching, coaching, mentor-ship or encouragement that he offered. Sailing was a great joy in his life and he cherished those friendships he found along the way.
A Celebration of Life service is at Cary Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 30th at 2:00 pm, with a reception following in the fellowship hall. The family burial will take place later this fall at Amity Christian Church cemetery, in his beloved Pamlico County. David is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann Brinson Batchelor, daughters Katherine Ann Wofford (Will) & Tricia Batchelor Stagner (Jubal), both of Raleigh; grandchildren Carleigh Ann Wofford, Sarah Grimes Stagner & John Charles Stagner; sisters Anne Batchelor Mercer (Henry) of Wilson & Brenda Batchelor Stocks (Stuart) of Winterville; sister-in-law Jean Brinson Finch (dan) of Oxford and several nieces and nephews. david was preceded in death by his nephew, Jason Stocks.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers and in keeping with his lifetime devotion to the sport of sailing, contributions be made in dave’s memory to Carolina Sailing Foundation, 6004 Bunchberry Ct., Raleigh, nC 27616.
Mrs. Norma Spruill Smith, age 94, of Oriental, NC died Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Springbrook nursing and Rehab in Clayton, NC after a long and arduous battle against Alzheimer’s. In addition to her parents, Mr. Preston Carroll Spruill and Mrs. Mattie Hardison Spruill, she was predeceased by a brother, Mr. Alston Spruill, Sr., a sister, Mrs. Helen Spruill Benton, husband, Mr. Hubert H. Smith and infant son, Hubert Hearn Smith Jr. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. dorothy Tingle, of Oriental, a son, James A. Smith of Clayton, NC, and 4 nieces and 3 nephews and their families. Miss Norma, as she was affectionately called by those who knew her, was a member of the Oriental Women’s Club for 50 years, as well as a member of Oriental United Methodist Church for most of her life. Miss Norma is often remembered as a teacher of first grade, for 17 years all told, at Alliance and Oriental Elementary Schools. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed golfing at Minnesott Beach as well as fishing in the neuse River aboard the neuse Queen, captained by Mrs. Betsy Thompson and mate, Helen Eubanks. The funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church in Oriental at 2:00 PM Saturday afternoon with visitation at 1:00 PM prior to the service. Interment will be in Oriental Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity, church, or medical research group of your choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Eloise Dixon Martin, 90, of Grantsboro passed away saturday, september 15, 2018, at Grantsbrook nursing & Rehab Center.she was dr. stockton’s nurse for 60 years before retiring. She enjoyed travelling and camping and was a member of new Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Frank & Georgia Scott Dixon and sister, Mildred Dixon Bratcher. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Philip W. Martin Sr.; sons, Philip W. Martin Jr. and Thomas Craig Martin & wife, Melissa; daughters, Angela Sanchez & husband, Daniel, and Vickie Rowe & husband, Randy; six grandchildren, Timothy Rowe, Christopher Rowe, Curtis Martin, Kyle Martin, Chelsea Martin & Shannon Kindle; and one great-grandchild, Willow June Martin.
Her funeral will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, september 26th at new Bethlehem FWB Church with the Rev. Ashley Trogdon officiating. Interment will follow immediately in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church.
Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to new Bethlehem FWB Church, c/o scotty Whitford, 1903 scott store Rd., Grantsboro, nC 28529.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Helen I. Broughton February 9, 1930 - September 15, 2018
On Feb. 9, 1930 there was an angel born to Roscoe and Mae Ireland, who left the memories to Julian Broughton, husband, of 70 years; Becton (neta), Gene (Jean), shirley Best (Mark) and Barbara Carawan (doug), her children; Ruth Blandford, sister; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and un-numbered friends.
Her services will be held 11:00 a.m., saturday, september 29, 2018 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardison & Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Broughton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends and relatives beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be made to Pamlico Co. Rescue squad, PO Box 302, Bayboro, nC 28515.The family of Helen wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, visits, phone calls and food during her sickness.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Philip Whitman White, 84, of Grantsboro passed away sunday, September 23, 2018, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. & Frances White; wife, Frances Gayle White; son, Thomas Hardin; and grandson, Josh Hines.
He is survived by children, Pamela Gardner (Barry) of Raleigh, James Hardin (Tammy) of Greenville, nC, Roberta Caton (Tracy) of Grantsboro, Lisa dilts of durham and Frannie Cott (dusty) of durham; brother, donald White (Phyllis) of Moorestown, Tn; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Pamlico, PO Box 6, Bayboro, nC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Mr. Daniel S. “ Buddha” Rios, 35, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 in new Bern, nC. Visitation is 7-9:00 PM, Thursday, september 6, 2018 at Pollock~Best Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday, september 7, 2018 at Pollock~Best Chapel. Burial will follow at the Cowell Cemetery in Bayboro.
Arrangements with Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.
Janice Alcoke Sanders, 75, of Pollocksville, formerly of Bayboro, passed away saturday, september 1, 2018, at home.she was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Cloninger.she is survived by her daughter, delores Tanner & husband, Johnny; son, William Jenkins Jr.; five grandchildren, Jason simpson, Kari Wilson, Travis Jenkins, Kansas Polatty and Jessica Melson; and 14 great-grandchildren.Her graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, september 5th at the Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park with Rev. Jason Bell officiating.In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico Co. Rescue, PO Box 302, Bayboro, nC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Rita Lieselotte Laughinghouse, 75, of Reelsboro passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, at home.she is survived by her son, Robert scott Tabor and wife, sherry; daughter, sebrina Ogelsby and husband, Paul; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., sunday, september 2nd at Celestial Memorial Gardens, Vanceboro with Pastor John Watford officiating.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Edward "Ted" Mays died at his home in Eatonton, Georgia on August 26th. Ted and his wife, Virginia were residents of Oriental for 15 years. Ted had a sock business at the new Bern Farmers Market for many of those years. He is survived by his wife, 4 daughters, a step daughter and step son and 10 grandchildren. A memorial will be held in Boston this Fall.

W. Wayne Whorton was born in New Bern, to Ray and Edna Whorton on April 21, 1954. He passed away August 4, 2018, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Edna Whorton of Oriental; sister and brother-in-law; Jeneal and Mark Bunn; as well as nephew, Jackson Bunn and his wife, Bailey, all of Wilmington. Wayne retired in 2016 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation as assistant district engineer and happily moved to his retirement home in Bayboro. He enjoyed his all-too-brief life of leisure and kept busy growing his vegetable garden and tending his yard. He also crafted wood-work projects and created seasonal wreaths and floral decorations. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8th at Bryant Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oriental Cemetery on Silverbrook Rd., Oriental. Those wishing to contribute memorial gifts are encouraged to give to the Oriental Woman’s Club Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Caroon, 609 North St., Oriental, NC 28571.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, NC.
  Roy Henry Hoffman, 81, of Oriental, NC and formerly of West Hurley, NY, passed
away suddenly but peacefully on August 1, 2018. He is predeceased by his wife, Jean,
in 2006; and is survived by his two daughters, Terry Visconti of Accord, NY and Barbra
Hoffman of Ivor, VA; his son-in-law, John Visconti; two grandchildren, Jacob and
Ashley; and his great-grandchildren, Kevin and Matthew.
Roy was the owner of Pamlico Generations, a successful generator sales and service
business which he started at the age when most people retire. He worked nearly every
day of his life and had just returned from service calls when he was taken to the
hospital. His creative side was well known and his creations in wood, painting, sculpture, cooking, and
construction of everything and anything unusual including his home were always top notch. He loved to
tell stories and had a deep sense of integrity and morality. During his life he was a devoted husband and
father and was very proud of both his accomplishments as well as those of his children. Roy had a zest
for life and lived life on his own terms. He will be dearly missed. Services will be held at the Oriental
Methodist Church on Saturday August 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with a light reception to follow.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

  Robert Steven Johnson “Bob” and “Grandbob” was born April 19, 1950, in Roanoke, Virginia, and entered the most beautiful garden in Heaven on August 9, 2018. Bob attained his BS and MS from Virginia Tech. He was the retired Director of the Department of Social Services in Pamlico County. He made serving and taking care of others his whole career, as well as his lifestyle. He saved many children and adult victims from abuse during his long career. Most recently, he was blessed to serve as Deacon in his church at Albertson Missionary Baptist Church, where he also sang in the choir, was Sunday School director, Sunday School teacher, and worked with the Youth as he could. He also served as a Gideon in Lenoir County. He touched many minds and hearts and led by example. He taught
love by showing love. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Gertrude Johnson, brother,
Pittman Johnson, and his best friend (and Godfather to his children) Karl Fuller. He is survived by five
siblings Leonard Johnson and wife Sandy, Kenny Johnson and wife Mary Lynn, Carol Kaye Johnson,
Minerva Johnson Brenner, and Susan Johnson Cloeter and husband John, also, numerous nieces and
nephews. He leaves behind his loving wife and eternal singing partner of 44 years, Anne Humphreys
Johnson, and three grateful & blessed children: April Suzanne Johnson Howard and husband, Paul
of Pink Hill, Carol Kaye Johnson Taylor and Brian Jenkins of Deep Run, and Robert Steven Johnson
II (Robb) and fiancée Chelsea DePoole of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Grandbob’s babies were his grandchildren
who will miss him daily: Kaitlyn Suzanne Howard (Katie) and Brandon Potter, Bodie Knox
Taylor, Anna Caroline Howard, Luke Whitford Taylor, Blaire Colby Howard, and Elena Drew Howard.
Bob found peace in yard work, his greenhouse and taking care of his chickens, but always found joy in
being husband, Daddy and Grandbob. Bob’s Memorial Service was held Sunday, August 12, 2018 at
Howard-Carter Funeral Home in Kinston, NC at 3:00 PM with visitation following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Youth Fund at Albertson Missionary Baptist
Church, PO Box 37, Albertson, NC 28508.

Mildred Buck Ludvigsen, 96, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018, at home.
She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church in Milwaukee, WI. She enjoyed gardening and spending
time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy R. Ludvigsen Sr.; son,
Robin Ludvigsen; and great-grandson, Kevin Hanafee. She is survived by two sons, Roy R. Ludvigsen,
Jr. (Phyllis) and Christian T. Ludvigsen (Janet); daughter, Suzanne L. Lacy (Jim); daughter-in-law,
Linda Ludvigsen; brother, Hubert Buck; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16th at the Lakeside Chapel in Greenleaf
Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Hans Emil Bussink, 90, of Merritt passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at The Gardens of Pamlico.
A Celebration of Life was held Friday, August 10th at 11:30 a.m. at Stonewall United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.