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Obituaries


Allen Asher Jones, 13, of Reelsboro passed away on June 3, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Julie Williams; father, Gregory Jones; sister, Samantha Jones; maternal grandparents, Forest Williams and Georgie Williams; paternal grandparents, Steven & Cindy Jones; uncles, Forest Jr. Russell, Paul, Michael, David and James Williams and Ryan Jones; aunts, Shawna Williams, Kimmy Ward, and Amanda Williams; and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Guy Dixon officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

­?Wanda Lee McCann, 77,
of Bedford, died on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at her residence. She was born on April 4, 1942, in Mesic, N.C., a daughter of the late Maxton Dunbar and Evelyn (Mayo) Hill. On Feb. 22, 1961, in Washington, D.C., she married William R. McCann, who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2003. She is survived by the following family: two daughters, Michelle L. Fagan and fiancé, John Gauthier, of Frostburg, Md., and Lynnette R. Beegle and husband, Joseph, of Bedford; one son, Maxton J. McCann and wife, Katherine, of Everett; five grandchildren: David Rose and wife, Brittany, of Tampa, Fla.; Danielle Rose and husband, Casey Wolt, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Tanner Fagan of Frostburg, Md.; Nick Beegle and wife, Jessica, of Columbia, Pa.; and Kelly Beegle of Stafford, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Delilah Beegle, both of Columbia, Pa.; two sisters, Annette Jones, widow of Bennie, of Hobucken, N.C., and Maxine Olson and husband, Allen, of Merritt, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Wanda was a member of the Bedford United Methodist Church. She graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1960 and then went to stewardess school in Connecticut for Trans World Airlines. She worked in Washington, D.C., for the Department of the Navy, moved to Bedford with her husband, and worked for the Credit Bureau and then retired from Farmers Home Administration. She liked reading and gardening and challenging herself with cryptoquote and crossword puzzles. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at noon in the Chapel at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford with Jim Miller officiating. Burial at Bedford County Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 10 a.m to noon at the funeral home. The online guest book is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.

William “Billy” Robinson Ireland Jr., 46, of Lowland passed away Monday, May 27, 2019. He was an avid Star Wars fan and enjoyed shooting his guns. He was a talented carver and would carve wildlife from any type of wood. Billy loved his “girls”, they were his life. He is survived by his parents, Diddle & Marsha Ireland; wife, Srynea Sawyer Ireland; daughters, Abigail and Willow Ireland; and sisters, Tricia Ireland and Wendy Morris (Eric). The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 31st at Bryant Funeral Home. His memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22115. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.
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John Raymond Baldree, 80,
of Arapahoe passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from U.S. Civil Service MCAS, Cherry Point. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Roberts Baldree and a son, John R. Baldree Jr. He is survived by son, Michael Baldree & wife, Tammy; daughter, Sherry B. Rice & husband, Brad; sister, Eva Knowles; and five grandchildren, Thomas Pollock, Timothy Pollock, Laura Pollock, Jenna Baldree and Isaac Baldree. A private inurnment will be held in Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.
Ralph L. Cuthrell, Jr., 61, of Vanceboro, North Carolina, passed away on May 23, 2019 after a long, hard-fought battle with esophageal cancer. Ralph was preceded in death by his father, Ralph L. Cuthrell, Sr., his mother, Alma “Faye” Lane Cuthrell, his beloved wife, Anne Cuthrell, his son, Dean Sumrell, and his sister, Alma Cuthrell Cooper. He is survived by many family members, including his daughter, Sherry Blanton and her husband James Blanton and their children, DeAnna and Caroline; his son, Dennie Sumrell; his daughter-in-law, Jamie Sumrell and her two children, Devin Sumrell and Melody King, as well as her husband Tom King and their son, Keegan. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Joy Cuthrell Centers and her husband Stevie and their children, Steffanie and Jessica; his niece, Debbie Cooper and her daughter, Lindsey Cooper; his nephew, Denver Cooper; his niece, Tonya Cooper Sutton and her husband Brad Sutton; great niece, Shyanne Lewis; and great nephews, Kayden Lewis, Hayden Jean, Matthew Sutton, Patrick Sutton and Michael Sutton. Along with his family, he had much love and support from his New Covenant Church family; his brother from another mother, Brad Watson and his wife Jessica and their children, Ally and Carter; and close friends, Robert Broadway and his wife Ada, Cathy “Frog” Moore and Pete Moore; and many others. The family will receive friends just prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26th at New Covenant Church, followed by a celebration of Ralph’s life beginning at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Ralph requested that donations be made in his memory to New Covenant Church, 1212 Fulcher Lane, New Bern, NC 28560. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

Theresa Helen Norris Zanini, 78, of New Bern passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, at UNC Hospitals-Chapel Hill. She is a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Zanini; son, James Zanini; and sister, Trudy DiDomizio. She is survived by her son, Anthony Frank Zanini; daughters, Terry Taack and Lisa Bowyer; her brother, Spencer Norris; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.


Dorothy Daring Dunford, 84, of Arapahoe passed away February 7, 2019, at home. She retired as a school psychologist. She was a founding member of Pamlico Animal Welfare Society and was long-time member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., May 25th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental with the Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. She is survived by her son, James Cote of Jessup, Georgia and one grandchild. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Pamlico Animal Welfare Society, PO Box 888, Oriental, NC 28571. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Dorothy Ann Roberts Moore, 78,
of Grantsboro passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is a member of New Bethlehem FWB Church where she served in the nursery. She loved her animals especially cats. Her passion was her family and friends, whom she kept in contact with often. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester & Arthie Roberts; infant daughter, Wendy Sue Moore; two brothers, Harold Roberts & C. Earl Roberts; and sister, Myrna “Boots” Joy Jones. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Albert K. “Rusty” Moore; sons, Albert K. “Toby” Moore Jr. and wife, Alesia and Kirby Moore and wife, Lori; grandsons, Joseph “Joey” Alan Moore and Kenneth “Ken” E. Moore; and two cousins, Irene Griffin and Peggy Lee. Her funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21st at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ashley Trogdon officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends and family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cr
emations, Alliance.

Kitty Allen Casey, 95, of Stonewall went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab. She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. Allen and Eva Lee Riggs; husband, James Milton Casey; sons, Larry Milton Casey and Jimmy Wayne Casey; granddaughters, Melonie Paulette Williams and Anita Gail Casey. She is survived by her children, Rita Edwards (Albert Earl) of Stonewall, Terry Gene Casey of Aurora, Rachel Williams (Joey) of New Bern, Jerry Casey (Cathy) of Reelsboro and Sherry Casey (Ray Ipock) of Newport; 11 grandchildren; 24 great and two great-great grandchildren; two special nieces, Eva Jefferson and Pauline Gurrera. She volunteered as a gray lady at the hospital for several years and delivered meals on wheels. She was a charter member of the Ina Gaskins Circle and served as an officer for many years. She loved to sew and cook for others and did so for many years. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by many. Her memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16th at Stonewall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Grantham and Rev. Michael Register officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 183, Stonewall, NC 28583. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Gale Ipock Lozica, 61,
of New Bern passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. “Mama Gale”, “Fairy August” and “Miss Gale” as she was affectionately known by many, was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church. She retired from Pamlico Co. Primary School after 20+ years. She loved working in her yard which was evident when driving by her home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Ipock and her best friend, Marlene French. She is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, A.J. Lozica; father, Frank & Linda Ipock; children, Schleen Lozica (Stephen Harris), A.J. Lozica, Jr. (Pamela) and Andrea Pawlak (Dave); “inherited in love” children, Amy Thore (Jason) and Mary Anna Frase (Carl); sister, Lisa Craig (Jamie); step-sisters, Terri Moore (Craig) and Leslie Thomas (Ray); and grandchildren, Michaela O’Steen (Michael), Bethany Cahoon, Johnna Cahoon, Alandria Lozica, Juliana Pawlak, Lucas Thore, Gracie Thore, Noah Lowe and Anabelle Lowe. Her memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 14th at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Graves officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Reelsboro United Methodist Church to benefit “Written In Red”, 51 Holland Dr., New Bern, NC 28560. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance

Janet Anita Brown Adkins, born February 21, 1928 in Austin, Texas, passed away at Grantsbrook Nursing Home in Grantsboro, North Carolina on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, after battling Parkinson’s Disease for more than 20 years. Adkins obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, studied for a year at the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris, France, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught French and Art in many public and private schools and profoundly touched many young peoples’ lives. Her last teaching position was with Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro, NC. Because of her love of sharing cultural experiences, Adkins took high school students and senior adults on multiple trips to France, Quebec and Montreal, Canada. She made learning an enjoyable adventure and was greatly loved by her students, fellow faculty and staff. Adkins was accomplished, well-known, and respected as an artist and poet. She attended many art workshops all over the eastern United States, and taught many workshops locally. Adkins was a founding member of the Circle 10 Art Gallery in Oriental, NC. Her works were exhibited in many galleries, some of which include Carolina Artist Studio Gallery in Morehead City; Carolina Creations and the Bank of the Arts in New Bern; the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort; as well as galleries in Goldsboro, Wilson and Washington, NC. She published two books of poetry, Spritsail and Sarabelle. Adkins was a charter member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental. She loved to serve her church on the altar guild, in the choir, as a chalice bearer, and at the migrant store--Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Newton Grove, NC. Her ability to speak Spanish was of great use in this ministry. At 91 years of age, helping others was one of her lifelong core values. Adkins is survived by her husband, Bobby D. Adkins of Minnesott Beach; son, Mark O. Adkins of Minnesott Beach; daughter, Amy A. Amerson, son-in-law, Randall J. Amerson, and her only grandchild and best fishing buddy, Adam R. Amerson, all of Trent Woods, NC. The Memorial service will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental, NC. The honorable Father Jeremiah Day will preside. A brief visitation with the family will follow. Burial will be in the columbarium at St. Thomas. Cremation will be handled by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Donations may also be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 461, Oriental, NC 28571.

Austin Larry Nicholson McKay, 22, of Edward passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jahn. He is survived by his parents, Larry & Stephanie Yuhas McKay; fiancée, Devin (expecting their second child); son, Landon; brothers, Kelsey, Dawson, Ethan, Rayquan, & Austin P.; and sister, Havin. His memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28th at Bryant Funeral Home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance
Frank Bradford Wilkinson, 77, of Merritt, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Frank was the son of Herbert & Katherine Wilkinson of Silver Spring, Maryland. He graduated from Frostburg University and George Washington University. He taught physical education and special education for 36 years at Montgomery County Public Schools and was the Assistant Principal at North Bethesda Middle School. Frank was an avid hunter, fisherman and Redskins fan and a loving grandfather to Kyle Wilkinson. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathleen Wilkinson; sons, Cole Wilkinson and wife, Cathy, and Josh Wilkinson; brother, Herbert A. Wilkinson & wife, Kay; and grandson, Kyle. His memorial service will be held at a later date in Maryland. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Mary Elizabeth Baker, 23, of Dozier, AL passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Crenshaw Co. AL. She was preceded in death by her father, Gregory Baker and paternal grandmother, Don Don Baker. She is survived by her mother, Lisa Rice and Buddy Daddy, Jake Rice of Alliance; fiancé, Sanders Harrison of Dozier, AL; brothers, Joshua Baker of Aiken, SC and Matt Baker of Brevard, NC; maternal grandmother, Ann Curtis of Williamson; maternal great-grandmother, Lou Holsenback of Aiken, SC; Aunt Cathy, Aunt Nancy, Uncle Randy, Uncle Tom, Aunt Leigh Anna and Aunt Janet; along with several cousins. Her memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24th at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Ashley Trogdon officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to your local veterinarian so they may use it to help an animal in need. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Johny Bert Armstrong III, 30,
of Grantsboro passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in New Bedford, MA. He is survived by his parents, Johny Jr. & Peggy Armstrong; daughter, Kimberlie Nicole Armstrong; sister, Joy Denise Armstrong Bartle and husband, Sgt. Kenny Bartle; and two nieces, Autumn Grace Bartle and Olivia Bartle. His visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 22nd at Bryant Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at Sandhill Cemetery. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Douglas (Doug) Wayne Woolard
passed away in New Bern, NC on April 19, 2019. He was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA on March 15, 1960. Douglas was predeceased by his father, Milton W. Woolard and his step-father, Richard Scoppe. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Woolard; mother, Emily Scoppe; sister, Vicki W. Hacker; wife Tricia Lynn Ormond Woolard; step-children Barbara, Amber, Danny, Terry and Jeremy Ormond; and several step-grandchildren. Donations may be made to carolinacenterofrecovery.org, a school that focuses on kids with substance abuse issues. Graveside services will be held at Sandhill Cemetery, Reelsboro, at 11: 00 am on Wednesday, April 24th, with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Berthe “Beth” Kessel Ensley, 78,
of Arapahoe passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at home. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Dale Ensley; and two sisters, Mariam Kessel and Giesla Kessel. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Allian

Judith Ann (Grala) Heit, 70, passed away 4/14/2019 in Oriental, NC. Born in New Britain, CT to Stanley and Claudia (Morin) Grala, she was the wife of Ralf Heit who she married in 1988 in New Zealand. After a 25 year career at Aetna Life & Casualty, Hartford, CT she and Ralf moved to Oriental, NC in 1994 where they built their dream home on Brown Creek. Upon the suggestion of a friend, she got her Broker’s License and enjoyed a successful real estate career until her 2nd retirement in 2012. Judi was a member of the Old Theater Corp. board since 1996, having served in many key positions including president. She enjoyed writing and was a prolific blogger, researching everything from NC shipwrecks to Women of Adventure. As her family’s genealogist, she most enjoyed “climbing trees” for family, friends and correspondents from her many blogs. In addition to her devoted husband and most incredible dogs, she leaves behind her much-loved siblings, Stanley “Skip” Grala Jr. of New Britain, CT and Diane Hook of Newington; her awesome sister-friend Mary Maxwell of Oriental, NC; her dear Aunt Joan Cepek of Easthampton, MA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Final arrangements by Bryants Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Old Theater Corp. at POB 521 or PAWS at POB 888, both in Oriental, NC 28571. A memorial ceremony is being planned.

James Earl Johnson, 73,
of Edward passed away Monday, April 8, 2019, at home. He attended White Hill Free Will Baptist Church and loved to watch old Western’s. In 2012, he lost the love of his life, Lynn Cratch Johnson, and is now happily reunited with her. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Toby & Lula Johnson; brother, “DJ” Johnson; and sister, Linda Johnson. He is survived by one son, Jimmy Johnson (Janice Muse); two daughters, Donna Moore (Richard) and Linda Bazemore (Oz); brother, Danny Johnson (Cindy); sister, Diane Little (Wayne); five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13th at White Hill FWB Church Cemet
ery with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Alfred Eugene Cahoon, Sr.
born on June 2, 1933, departed his earthly home for his heavenly home on the morning of April 9th, 2019 at Carolina East Medical Center. An Army veteran, Mr. Cahoon was a life-long resident of Grantsboro in Pamlico County. Upon returning to Grantsboro area from military service, Cahoon assumed the role of owner and operator of the family-owned business. Later, the business grew to become Cahoon’s—Pamlico’s Variety Center and in 1987, it transitioned to Cahoons True Value Hardware and Sporting Goods in a new location in Grantsboro. Mr. Cahoon had a passion for the Grantsboro area and sought to make the community a better place for its citizens. In 1977, he was instrumental in founding the Grantsboro-Silverhill Volunteer Fire Department. He also was instrumental in the 1997 incorporation of the Town of Grantsboro. He proudly served as mayor of the town since 2010. Mr. Cahoon was a hard-working man and is characterized by many as being honest and fair
to all. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in New Bern and loved the weekly meetings with his fellow Sunday School members and church family. Preceded in death by his parents, Hosea Cahoon and Irene Sigmon and step-parents Walter Sigmon and Adele Cahoon, he is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Christine Edwards Cahoon. He is also survived by his sister, Clara Barkley and husband, Richard of Florida, his children, Belinda Ottinger and husband, Don of Goldsboro ; Dorinda Sugiyama and husband, Tom of New Bern and, Alfred (Gene) Cahoon, Jr. and wife, Tanya of Kinston. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren: Eugene (Bud) Bennett of New Bern, Sgt. Major Brandon Bennett of Florida, Matthew Ottinger of Louisiana, John Ottinger of Texas, Kristen Keeter of Morehead City, Aaron Ottinger of Goldsboro, Ethan Cahoon and Anya Cahoon, both of Kinston. He also has 12 great-grandchildren and numerous special nieces and nephews. A celebration of the life of Mr. Cahoon will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, NC. The family will receive friends and family at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial in New Bern. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Grantsboro-Silverhill Volunteer Fire Department.

Joyce Roach Rice, 87,
of Reelsboro, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Rice and son, Bob Rice. She is survived by her son, Ken Rice of Reelsboro; brother, Albert Roach of Reelsboro; sisters, Ruth Smith of Raleigh, and Clara Banks of Dawson Creek; and special friend, Ruth Midyette of Alliance. Her funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 16th at New Hope Christian Church with the Revs. Mike Roach, Eddie Phenix, Seth Jones & Riley Green officiating. Interment will be in Sandhill Cemetery, Reelsboro. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorial contributions be made to one’s favorite charity. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Bobbie (Barbara) McIntosh of Black Mountain NC died on Thursday, April 4 after a life well-lived. She was a teacher, artist, and renowned needlepoint designer who shared her gifts with family, friends, kindergarteners and school children, needlepoint artisans, disabled adults, and scores of others.  She was born in York County, PA, to Robert Drake and Anne Holtzapple Drake. She married Joe McIntosh and followed him in his career to Florida then North Carolina, which became her home. Two daughters, Drew and Shawn, were the beneficiaries of that vocation for teaching and art, from hand-sewed matching clothes to crafts to school lessons at home. Bobbie’s passion for grammar and reading led both daughters to become writers as adults. As the children got older, the family fell in love with sailing for sport and spent weekends at inland lakes and coastal cities, where Bobbie and Joe raced a Windmill, a 16-foot performance sailboat that Joe built. Parents and kids camped out with other sailing families, including a three-family crew dubbed “The McTaythrops,” because all were as close as kin and traveled with a shared babysitter (lifesaving badge required.) Drew and Shawn both learned to love sailing, starting out in an Optimist Pram that Joe built and Bobbie hand painted with flowers to match the name, the Lazy Daisy. Over the years, sailing took the family to the coastal NC town of Oriental, which all came to love. Bobbie relocated there after she and Joe divorced and it was as though she had lived there all her life. She played essential roles in the town holiday celebration, the Spirit of Christmas, and performed in puppet shows for the community theater, often in the role of Hound Dog in full costume. She was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, where she designed needlepoint covers for the kneelers after a church renovation. She worked on the Board of Elections and taught at Pamlico Community College in the compensatory education program. Once Drew and her husband Darrel had children, Bobbie became a huge part of the life of her beloved grandsons, Dane and Jan. As they grew, she split time between their home in Texas and Oriental, eventually buying her own home in Texas so she could watch them grow. She brought her love of teaching and art to the Destination Imagination program in their school. In 2009, Bobbie suffered a bout with mental health issues that meant she could no longer live alone, so she joined Drew and her family in Black Mountain, N.C., where they had relocated, just up the road from Shawn in Atlanta. Bobbie was initially disappointed to lose her independence and leave her beloved Oriental. But as her health improved, she re-built a life of purpose and became a valued citizen at McCune Center, where she was happy to play cards or games with anyone and sell brooms at the Post Office on Mondays or register voters as part of the Lions’ Club based at McCune. She joined St. James Episcopal Church and helped with serving dinner at Celebrate Recovery at Mountain View Church. Though small in stature, Bobbie had a big personality and a huge love of life. If she met you once, she would never forget you and chances are, you would find her memorable. If you never met her, you really missed someone special. Her family will miss her too, but they know that she is with God. Bobbie is survived by her daughters, Drew Jorgensen (and husband Darrel) of Black Mountain and Shawn McIntosh of Atlanta; grandsons Dane Jorgensen (and wife Leah) of Jacksonville, NC and Jan Jorgensen (and fiancée Jaemin Wilson) of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Marylou Perlini of Thousand Palms CA; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Harwood Home for Funerals is handling arrangements. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome at McCune Lions’ Club, 101 Lion’s Way, Black Mountain, NC, 28711

Robert Denning “Denny” Potter, 60, of New Bern passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Pruitt Healthcare. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo Potter and father, Linwood Earl Potter. He is survived by one brother, Charles Potter & wife, Wanda; two sisters, Nancy Potter Harrison and Karen Potter-Scholl & husband, Brian; half-brother, Linwood Earl Potter Jr.; and three nephews, Joshua B. Potter, Hank Winfrey and Jacob Harrison. His memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6th at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Wanda Atkinson officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

David J. Lansdown, 85, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation in Durham. He was born in Lincolnshire, England to the late Vincent Lansdown and Moeva Burnette Lansdown. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lansdown was also predeceased by his brother, Roger S. Lansdown. Mr. Lansdown had a passion for soccer, especially his hometown team, the Lincoln Imps. He also loved books and steam trains. Mr. Lansdown retired from UMICO National Insurance (formerly UTICA Mutual) as a Systems Analyst. Mr. Lansdown is survived by his wife, Dorothy O. Lansdown; children, Barbara L. Ritchie (Peter), John M. Lansdown (Helen Ann), Peter B. Lansdown, Mary Parker (William), William D. Lansdown; and grandchildren, Nigel Lansdown; Hannah Ritchie, Dylan Ritchie, Spencer Parker, Griffin Parker. Services will not be held at this time. The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

Patricia “Patti” Woodruff Brooks, 58, of Alliance passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at home. She is survived by her husband, Paul B. Brooks, Jr.; daughter, Erica Altman & husband, Andy; son, Paul Bruce Brooks III; and two grandchildren, Hannah and Emma. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, PO Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Hazel Lee Brinson, 94, of New Bern passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at home. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus E. Brinson, Sr. and son, Rufus E. Brinson, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy B. White and husband, James White III; daughter-in-law, Anna J. Brinson; grandsons, James White IV (Leslie), Jason White (Shelby) and Jerry White (Nikki); five great-grandchildren, Caroline, Tyler, Kami, Brynlee and Cason; and several nieces & nephews. Her funeral will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 29th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Seth Jones and the Rev. Lee Kirkman officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery, Reelsboro. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.


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Nancy Theresa Pegram, 65,
of New Bern passed away, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was a member of New Bern Church of God. She is survived by her son, Tim Hartley; her daughters, Catherine Talbert and Serena Lee; step-children, Kelly Horner and Lauren Lupton; brother, Robert Pegram; sisters, Cathy Thompson and Deborah Pegram-Hardee; ten grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, and funeral services at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 16th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Salmons, and the Rev. Brent Manning officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Alliance Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.

Lucille (Lucy) Simpkins Wilber
passed away on March 17, 2019 at The McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. She was born in Oriental, NC, where she grew up and graduated from Oriental High School. After graduating, Lucy moved to Greensboro, NC where she worked at an Army recruiting station during World War II. After the war, she met and married Kenneth Earl Wilber who was a highly decorated Air Force pilot. Lucy and Ken spent most of their married life in the Air Force. After Ken retired from the Air Force, they moved to Greenville, SC where she lived for 45 years until her death. Lucy is survived by her son, Kenneth E. Wilber of Denver, CO; her nephews, Bruce Brazelle of Greenville, SC and Paul VanKerchave II of Altavista, VA; and her niece, Kelly Crary of Chapin, SC. Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth E. Wilber; and her three sisters, Julia Brazelle, Thelma Godfrey, and Alma VanKerchave. A memorial service will be held in Oriental, NC at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Open Arms Hospice, which services The McCall Hospice House at www.openarmshospice.org. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.woodlawn-fh.com.

Milon Ray Buck, 83
, of Old Bay River Rd., Grantsboro passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Norfolk, VA Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Hughes Buck; mother, Lura Price Hunnings and step-father, Carlos Hunnings; and his first wife, Reggie Arant Buck. He is survived by his wife, Linda Simpson Lee Buck; brothers, Herman Buck, Roy Buck Sr. (Jackie), Jimmy Buck, all of Grantsboro, and Melvin Hunnings (Phyllis) of Beaufort, NC; sisters, Lois B. Riggs of Ernul, Wilma B. Merchant and Hazel B. Alcock (Frank), all of New Bern; and numerous nieces and nephews. Milon served in the U.S. Air Force with stations in Okinawa, Japan, France and Tyndall AF Base in Homestead, Fla. After discharge he worked in construction, gas delivery, service station owner and one of the loves of his life, long-distance, coast-to-coast trucking for 43 years. He valued the early farm life, embraced hard work and always made friends wherever he was. He cherished his family, friends and church family. He attended Faith FWB Church in Bridgeton, NC. Funeral services will be held at Bryant Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 19th at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. A private interment will be held in Greenleaf Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 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, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

James Roosevelt Barker, 86
, of New Bern passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth T. Barker; son, James R. Barker, Jr. & wife, Kathy; daughter, Wanda B. Buck & husband, Roy Buck, Jr.; brother, Candler Barker & wife, Evelyn; sisters, Margie Peaden, Beatrice Apple & husband, Buddy, Ethel Warner, and Lillie Mae Pegram; grandchildren, Tyler Barker & wife, Carla, and Roy H. Buck, III and wife, Nichole; and one great-grandchild, Taylor Buck. His funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 20th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Interment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremation, Alliance, NC.

William “Billy” Rudolph Luzar
of 10657 Neuse Rd. Arapahoe, NC died, Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the age of 45. Billy was born on October 5, 1973 in Joliet, IL. He was proceeded in death by father, Rudolph Joseph Luzar, Jr., of Harvey, IL; maternal grandparents, Ottile Helton of Kassel, Germany and William Helton of Vila Rica, Ga; and paternal grandparents, Rudolph Joseph Luzar Sr. and Gloria Podvin Luzar. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Benton Luzar of Wilmington, NC; mother, Carolyn Clara Tisdale and step-father, Bill Tisdale of White, Ga; mother-in-law, Barbara Ann Wilcox of Arapahoe; two sons, Travis William Luzar and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Luzar of Ewharlee, Ga; Levi Brogan Luzar of Arapahoe; two daughters, Heather Lindsey Luzar and Gabrielle Rachel Luzar of Acworth, Ga; two grandchildren, Rylen and Bailey Luzar of Ewharlee, Ga; sister, Rhonda Lee Luzar Scott and brother-in-law, Jimmy Lee Scott of Grantsboro; nephews, CJ Swindell, Cody Scott(Morgan Scott) of Fairfield Harbor, NC; Tyler Scott(Ally Walker) of Minnesott Beach, NC; and niece, Erica Ward(Clinton Ward) of Bayboro; great niece, Naomi Ward; and three great nephews, Nathan Ward, Bentley Scott and Jaxon Scott. His memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20th at Bethany Christian Church. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Foy Ralph Belangia, Jr., 80,
of Oriental passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center.
He is survived by one daughter, Joy Belangia of Oriental; and one sister, Louvon B. Gearey of Chesapeake, VA.
His memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at the Arapahoe FWB Church with the Rev. Ricky Miller officiating. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

llen Joel Olson, Jr., 53, of Merritt passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019. He was a voluntary fireman for the Florence-Whortonsville Fire Dept. He was an officer in the Navy and a Merchant Marine Maritime Captain and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from NC State University. He is survived by his parents, Allen Joel Olson, Sr. and Maxine Hill Olson; two sisters, Catherine Olson Scala of Apex, Patricia Olson Osmers of Asheville; one niece, Cadence Grace Scala and two nephews Logan and Lucas Osmers; three aunts, Annette Hill Jones of Hobucken, Wanda Hill McCann of Pennsylvania and Lynde Olson Wentling of Illinois
His funeral service was held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 1, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Owen Lupton officiating. Interment to follow at the Mayo Family Cemetery.
The family received friends at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, NC.

Louis Duncan Broughton, 87, of Merritt died February 13, 2019, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1st at Don Lee Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Shana Walker Joyner, 41, of New Bern passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her parents, James and Gloria Walker; her children, Danae Alyse Walker, Justyce Devon Walker and Sanada Evon “Pinky” Walker; and her companion, Tommy Williams. Her funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15th at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin VaLeu officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Baptist Church, 1802 US Hwy 70 E, New Bern, NC 28560 or The American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave. Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Ray Eldred Lupton, 99,
of Lowland, died peacefully at home on February 11, 2019. Ray was born August 23, 1919, to Marshall and Ruth Lupton in Lowland, NC. He graduated from Hobucken High School. He spent most of his life working on a farm and the water. He was in the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Marine Transport, and Merchant Mariners, as well as having a trucking business. He is survived by his wife, Audrey R. Lupton, two daughters, Carolyn Phillips and Charleen Strickland; two stepchildren, Terry Popperwill and Gail P. Hodges (David); 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents; three brothers, Hiram Lupton, Murry Lupton and Bruce Lupton; one sister, Nora L. Holladay; and one step-son, Walter “Nook Jr” Popperwill.
A celebration of his life with military honors will be held graveside at the Lowland Community Cemetery, Friday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. Visitation for friends and family will be held at the Goose Creek Island Community Center, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lowland Church of Christ, 5906 Lowland Rd., Lowland, NC 28552 or Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Richard “Ric” Allen Meadows, 51,
of Reelsboro, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 11, 2019. He worked with his friends at Atlantic Logging and had been in the logging industry for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Melissa Meadows; son, Allen Meadows; daughter, Brittany Rice; and brother, Marc Meadows. His memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16th at New Bethlehem FWB Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Charles Wesley Dees, 84,
of Bayboro passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Mr. Dees volunteered with Pamlico Rescue for 20 years and retired from the Department of Transportation in 1999. He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Glenda Morris Dees; children, Rodney Dees & wife, Hope, Laura Dees Wiggins and husband, Thomas, and Abbott Dees and wife, Wrenn; brother, Franklin Dees; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His funeral will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald and the Rev. Alonzo Sawyer officiating. Interment will be in Sandhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to 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 Bayboro Baptist Church, PO Box 276, Bayboro, NC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Mary McQueen MacPherson Spilman
of Raleigh went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, February 15, 2019. Born in Fayetteville, NC, on March 14, 1929, she was the third daughter of Samuel Hinsdale and Mary (“May”) Doherty McQueen MacPherson. She was predeceased by an infant brother, Samuel Hinsdale MacPherson, Jr., and by two sisters, Elizabeth Wetmore MacPherson Coblentz, and Sue Harden MacPherson Tillinghast; and by her husband of 63 years, Theodore Louis Spilman, Jr. She is survived by their children: Mary MacPherson Poole and her husband, Timothy Ray, of Raleigh, NC; Theodore Louis Spilman, III and his wife, Cynthia Ann Kelly, of Poway, CA; Emily Moon Spilman Everhart and her husband, Guy W., of Lexington, NC; and Samuel Hinsdale MacPherson Spilman and his wife, Karen Elaine McLamb, of Raleigh, NC. Also surviving are grandchildren: Mary McQueen MacPherson Poole Lucas and her husband, Dylan James, of Raleigh, NC; Timothy Ray Poole, Jr., of Clayton, NC; Elizabeth Hahn Spilman, of Louisville, KY; Theodore Louis Spilman, IV and his wife, Kristen Kay Brewer of Vienna, Austria; William Douglas Spilman of Fort Hood, TX; Gaston Meares Randolph, III, of San Antonia, TX; and Rosemary Carolina Spilman, of Raleigh, NC. Surviving great-grandchildren are Adelyn Claire Lucas of Raleigh, NC; Tucker James Lucas of Raleigh, NC; and Theodore Louis Spilman, V of Vienna, Austria. A surviving sister, Frances Broadfoot MacPherson, is a resident of Roanoke, VA. Mary was a graduate of Seventy-First School, Fayetteville, NC; Peace College, Raleigh, NC; and Queens College, Charlotte, NC. She had taught Weekday Religious Education in the Rockbridge County Schools, Virginia, and Bible in schools of Cumberland County, NC. For twenty-five years, she had taught first grade in Mary McArthur, Seventy-First, and L.E. Auman Elementary Schools in Cumberland County. She was a faithful member of the Auxiliary of the Gideons International for over fifty years, serving as past State President. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm at MacPherson Presbyterian Church Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will follow in the church sanctuary. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International.
Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Dorothy Swindell Dunford, 84 of Arapahoe died February 7, 2019, at home.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

W. Hubert Brothers, 83, of Aurora passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Dublin Grove FWB Church where he served as Sunday school superin-tendent and trustee. He was preceded in death by sons, Gary P., William R. and David B. Brothers. He is survived by his wife, Thora H. Brothers; and two brothers, Harvey A. Brothers and Jerry “Tommy” Brothers.His funeral will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow immediately in White Hill FWB Church Cemetery.The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dublin Grove FWB Church, c/o Fay Peele, 282 PeeleRd., Aurora, NC 27806.Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.
LeRoy Daniels Lupton, Sr., 89, of Stonewall passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Caro-linaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent. He owned and operated Lupton’s Grocery Store, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, member of VFW and member of the American Legion.He was preceded in death by his wife, Annabel Bland Lupton and brother, B. Waldo Lupton, Jr. He is survived by two sons, Danny Lupton and wife, Ellen, and Tony Lupton and wife, Ruth; special friend, Santa Klotz; three grandchildren, Rick Lupton (Dawn), Josh Lupton and Kristen Woodworth (Mat-thew); and four great-grandchildren.His funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carol Grantham officiating. Interment will follow immediately in New Bern Memorial Cemetery withmilitary honors.The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memo-rial contributions may be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 813, Stonewall, NC 28583.Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

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 towndock.net 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 HeartWorksNC.org. 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 www.aesnet.org
Online condolences may be made at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
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.