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Obituaries

For November 20, 2019

Roger Benjamin “Benjy” Voliva, Jr., 67, of Mesic, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at home.
He is a member of Bay Creek Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Sallie Voliva and sister, Frances Fulcher. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Phyllis Voliva; children, Hope Voliva, Roger Benjamin “Benjy” Voliva III, and Brandy (Benjamin) Barnes; brother, Jesse (Pat) Voliva; sister, Sammie Leary; and two grandchildren, Hailee Voliva and Lily Barnes. His funeral was held Monday, November 18th at Bay Creek Christian Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

For November 13, 2019

Celebration of Life for Suzette A. Goodwin


Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance will host a Celebration of Life service for Suzette A. Goodwin on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 PM. All family and friends are invited.
Surrounded by family and having been in declining health for an extended period, Suzette (88) passed on Sunday, September 1st. She was a native of Pamlico County and the daughter of Goethe and Ruby (Wiley) Aldridge of Silver Hill. She was a long-time government employee in Fort Myers, FL working with the US Soil Conservation Service. She retired in 1996 and moved to Athens, GA in 1998 to be near her three sons. At the time of her death she was still living in Athens.
Suzette was formerly married to the late Bill Goodwin of Alliance. She is survived by one brother: Bud (Annette) Aldridge of Arapahoe, NC, and her sons: Dennis, Keith (Lisa) and Robert (Nancy) Goodwin all of Athens. Eight grandchildren ranging in age from 21-34 are spread out across Georgia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Suzette had 1 great-grandson (Phin Goodwin) who also lives in Athens. There are other nieces, nephews and cousins scattered across the country and around the globe.
Suzette was a great mom: she never complained about anything, was non-judgmental, thoughtful, caring, and she taught her 3 sons to accept others regardless of color, social status, education, you name it. She encouraged them to look at the actions of others and make decisions about relationships based on that. She was an avid football fan and always followed the North Fort Myers HS (FL) Red Knights and the Georgia Bulldogs for whom her youngest son played in the 1970’s.
Suzette was baptized on 08/27/19, five days before her passing. Unburdened, she was joyful in her final days: smiling, chatty, and energetic.

For November 6, 2019

Johnnie Warren Arthur Jr., 70, of Stonewall passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, at home. He attended Trent FWB Church. He retired from PCS Phosphate then started farming which he loved doing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Carol Arthur and his son, Jimmy Arthur. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Williams Arthur; brother, Carroll Arthur and wife, Bonnie; three grandchildren, Britney Arthur, Ashley Arthur and Leslie Arthur; four great-grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 6th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Simpson and the Rev. Walter Pence 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. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, PO Box 6, Bayboro, NC 28515 or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Elizabeth Gaskill Cummings, 93, of Bayboro passed away Monday, October 28, 2019, at her daughter’s home. She dearly loved her church family and was a member of Bayboro Baptist Church for many years. Mrs. Elizabeth was adamant about each child being given the opportunity to attend church even traveling around to pick up those that may have needed a ride. She didn’t hesitate to spread the word of Proverbs to anyone. She was a founding member of Gaskill Seafood and spent the majority of her life in real estate and rental property. She had a carefree outlook on life and never felt she was growing old. She also enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah & Hattie Gaskill; brothers, and sisters; and a step grandchild. She is survived by her daughter, Beth Baker and husband, Bobby; three grandchildren, Joseph Rice Jr., Blake Moore and Breanna Moore Jackson; step grandchildren, Bobby Baker Jr. and Karen George; seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Judy Oster. Her funeral service was held on Thursday, October 31st at Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Interment was in Hollywood Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the church and at other times at her daughter’s home. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 276, Bayboro, NC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Mr. William “Bill” Nathaniel Hooker, II, age 66, a resident of Aurora, NC died Saturday November 2, 2019 at Grantsbrook Rehabilitation & Nursing Home in Grantsboro, NC. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday November 6, 2019 at High Hill Cemetery in Aurora and will be officiated by Brother Joe Pickett. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the graveside service. Mr. Hooker was born in Beaufort County on May 2, 1953 to John Carr Hooker and Lillian Vendrick Hooker. He was a long-time farmer and was a certified crane operator for CMF Inc. in Aurora. Mr. Hooker loved tractors and farming, tinkering with old farm equipment and was an avid reader. Survivors include his mother, Lillian V. Hooker of Aurora, two brothers, Johnny Hooker (Bonita) of Chocowinity, Joe Hooker (Timberel Burke) of Aurora, a sister, Nancy Hooker of Aurora, three nephews, Robbie Hooker (Tammy Walker) of Aurora, Matthew Hooker (Johanna) of Washington, James Tyndall (Yuki) of Greenville, five nieces, Melissa Casey (Lee) of Charleston, SC, Shannon Clark (Rennie) of Wilmington, Helen Tyndall of Aurora, Meredith Jackson (Jeff) of Carolina Beach, Lee Anne Hooker of Aurora, and fourteen grand nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, John Carr Hooker, and a sister-in-law, Kathy Hooker. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Hooker family.

Dr. William Arthur Sumner, Jr. of Kinston, North Carolina passed away on October 29, 2019, just 12 hours shy  of his 87th birthday. Dr. Sumner is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Violet, his brother Bob, and his second wife Judy.??Dr. Sumner is survived by his loving family and friends, including: his daughter Lynda, his son-in-law Chuck, and his granddaughter Kathryn; his daughter Suzanne and his son-in-law Wyatt; his son Todd, his daughter-in-law Sherry, and his grandson Jude; his sister-in-law Alice; his niece Betsy (Scott), his grandnephew Ben (Kaisha) and his great-grandnephew Wilder, his grandnephew Thom, and his grandniece Ellen (Daniel); his niece Bev and his grandnephews Ross and Evan Darwin (Alix); his nephew Bobby and his grandnephews Teddy and Joey; his nephew Billy (Cheryl), his grandniece Kelsey (Andy), his grandnephew Jake, and his grandniece Claire; his first wife Shirley; his nephew Scott; his niece Sandy (Ron); his daughter-in-law Barrett (Ron); and his sweetheart Betty and her family Laura (Andrew) and Jonathan.? Dr. Sumner received his training as a veterinarian at his beloved Cornell University’s Veterinary School. Upon his graduation, Dr. Sumner completed his military service at Fort Bragg and then joined the practice at the Greensboro Veterinary Hospital. As Director of the Greensboro Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Sumner ensured that his hospital became certified under the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), an agency that accredits veterinary hospitals that demonstrate benchmarks of excellence. Dr. Sumner’s career as a skilled veterinarian and leader was filled with many noteworthy accomplishments. Dr. Sumner served as the President of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and he was awarded its Distinguished Veterinarian Award in appreciation for his leadership. In addition, Dr. Sumner represented North Carolina as a Delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Most notably, Dr. Sumner was installed as President of the American Animal Hospital Association to advocate for the highest standards in treatment care for pets nationwide. Dr. Sumner’s tireless work with AAHA garnered him the AAHA Charles E. Bild Practitioner Award "In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Small Animal Practice."??For Dr. Sumner’s work to found North Carolina State University’s Veterinary School, he received an award for outstanding service to the NCVMA. In appreciation for Dr. Sumner’s advocacy, NCSU conferred to him the status of honorary alumnus (alumni indictio honorarii).??Dr. Sumner was also heavily involved in his local community, serving as President of the Guilford County Humane Society and starting the Pamlico Animal Welfare Society. Perhaps Dr. Sumner’s greatest legacy is the large number of veterinarians and doctors he inspired and mentored over his long career.? Dr. Sumner dedicated his time on this earth to loving his family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors, ensuring the best possible care for God’s creatures, recognizing the potential in others and helping them achieve their dreams.??A memorial celebration of Dr. Sumner’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 800 Rountree Street, Kinston, North Carolina 28501 on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.??In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, the Cornell Veterinary School, the North Carolina Veterans Home in Kinston, any Hospice agency, or any local Animal Welfare agency, such as the Pamlico Animal Welfare Society at PO Box 888, Oriental, NC 28571, or the Lenoir County SPCA at PO Box 1481, Kinston, NC 28503.
Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
On-line condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com

Mary Elizabeth Dunn Warren, 82, of Olympia passed away Monday, November 4, 2019, at home. She is a life-long member of Broad Creek Christian Church serving many different roles until her health no longer allowed. She loved being a homemaker as well as taking caring of her flowers. Many knew her from working at Carolina Cleaners and was known in the community as “Grandma”.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ebie Warren Sr. and sons, John E. Warren Jr. and Joseph Len Warren. She is survived by her son, William Dunn Warren and wife, Robin; daughter, Brenda W. Avent; sister, Gladys Ipock; brother, Ralph Dunn; six grandchildren, John Warren III (Kelly), Amanda Erb, Gina Warren Cauley, Beth Garver (Preston), Joseph Warren, and Kenneth Warren; seven great-grandchildren, Graham, KayLee, Lia, Max, Hayley, Landen and Raegan. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, November 7th at Broad Creek Christian Church with the Rev. Eddie Gabbert officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

 

For October 30, 2019

Bobby Owen Johnson was born on March 23, 1931 in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. He was married for 62 years to Edith (Campen) Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Edith Ray Johnson, daughter Karla Sessing and husband John, son Kevin “BJ” Johnson and wife Melissa. Grandchildren; Courtney Cohen and husband Steve, Elyse Maxwell and husband Lance, Kolt Johnson and wife Holly, Mark Sessing and wife Heather, Chelsea Cummings and Collin Cummings. Great grandchildren, Reese, Shelby, Makayla, Harvey, Matthew Stella. Along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Bob will always be remembered for his love of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his wife of 62 years and his family. Most importantly, he will be remembered for his smile and ability to help others through difficult times. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Memorials: Pamlico County Heritage Center, 10642 NC Hwy 55, East Grantsboro, NC 28529 or Houston's First Baptist Church, Pastoral Care, 7401 Katy Frwy., Houston, TX 77024.Memorial service is on November 2, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Houston's First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Frwy, Houston, Texas 77024

For October 23, 2019

Carolyn Broughton Casey, 72, of Minnesott Beach, died Saturday, September 14 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  Born at Dawson’s Creek in Pamlico County, she was the daughter of James Jarrett and Velva Broughton.??She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Casey, two daughters, Dana Briggs and husband, Jeff, of High Ridge, MO, and Diana Loeffler and husband, Jeff, of Fenton, MO, one stepdaughter, Mary Lee Casey and husband, Denis McDonough, of Raleigh, NC, two brothers, Jim Broughton, of West Palm Beach, FL and Jack Broughton of  Palisades, CO, six grandchildren, Becki McDonald and husband, Michael, Christopher and Joey Briggs, Miranda Gregory and husband, Chris, Sam, and Matilda Loeffler, two great grandchildren, Ellie and Max McDonald.??Carolyn attended Arapahoe Elementary School and Pamlico County High School, graduating from New Bern High School in 1965.  After rearing her children, she earned a bachelor’s and master’s from Southeast Missouri State University accomplishing a perfect 4.0 average in graduate school.  During her final year of graduate studies, she scored what was then the highest score ever achieved by graduate students at that university on a standardized English composition exam. ??She was an English instructor at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, MO before returning to her native Pamlico County in 2005. After serving as an adjunct for Craven Community College, she retired after teaching English and the humanities at Pamlico Community College.  She also headed the college transfer curriculum at PCC.  In retirement, she was an adjunct for Mount Olive University for two terms.??In addition to being a college instructor, she was a partner in her husband’s writing projects, editing his book Dismal? The Great Dismal Swamp Canal and serving as co-author of Sound People, A Culture in Transition which is now in a pre-publication status.  She traveled across the state assisting him in 2005 when he produced slide show feature stories for WRAL.com <http://wral.com/>, the website for WRAL TV in Raleigh.  She served two terms as a Minnesott Beach Town Commissioner, 2014 - 2018, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pamlico County Arts Council.  As an avocation, she enjoyed creating fine jewelry both for sale and for gifts to special people in her life.??Devoted to her faith in Jesus Christ, she was a member of both Silver Hill Christian Church, Grantsboro, and Bethany Christian Church, Arapahoe.  Apart from her accomplishments in education, writing, and other artistic endeavors, her greatest joy was visiting her children and grandchildren, taking exceptional pride in each one’s individual accomplishments.??All who knew her were exposed to her unyielding values of honesty, accepting responsibility, and compassion.  She abhorred injustice, bigotry, prejudice, and the sins humanity commits against humanity. ??A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 11 am, Saturday, October 26, at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe, the church she attended growing up and where she married Ben on July 22, 2007. Sunday, October 27, is the date of Silver Hill Christian Church’s annual Homecoming.  A special part of that service will be to recognize and honor her homecoming with her Creator.   ??In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives are encouraged to consider a donation to the NC Coastal Heritage Association, 3325 Hwy. 306 South, Grantsboro, NC 28529, earmarked for the final production stages of the book, Sound People.  This book will be dedicated to her recognizing her enormous contributions as co-author.??

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations.

Patricia (Patsy) Anne Hewitt Hancock, 80, of Goose Creek passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at her home with her loving husband of 62 years, Roy, by her side. She was born June 12, 1939 in Bayboro, NC, and was the daughter of the late Guy Rufus Hewitt and Daphne Davenport Hewitt of Bayboro, NC. When she wasn’t sharing her gift of deliciously prepared food with her family and friends, she enjoyed fishing, genealogy, and staying in touch with friends and family. Known among her grandchildren as “Mooma”, Patsy was also a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. In addition to her father and mother, Patsy was preceded in death by her brothers, Guy Earl Hewitt, Frederick Chester “Chessy” Hewitt, and James Jennings “Red” Hewitt; sister, Eva Virginia Hewitt Cowell, and son, Roy Elton Hancock Jr. Those who survive to treasure her memory include her loving husband, Roy Elton Hancock; two daughters, Julie Hancock Banks of Goose Creek, NC, Cathy Hancock Davis and Jeff Davis of Alliance, NC; one brother, William “Billy” David Hewitt of Grantsboro; two sister-in-laws, Katie Hewitt of Stonewall, NC, Judy Lane of Grantsboro, NC; daughter-in-law, Judy Hancock of Arapahoe; seven grandchildren, Douglas and Amand Banks of Bridgeton, NC, David and Ashley Banks of Fairfield Harbor, NC, Josh Ward and fiancé, Nicole, of Charlotte, NC, Todd Davis of Alliance, NC, Jimmy Veith of Arapahoe, NC, Joey Veith of Arapahoe, NC, and Justin Veith of Arapahoe, NC; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Auburn, and Katherine Banks of Bridgeton, NC, and Riley and Dalton Banks of Fairfield Harbor, NC; a litany of nieces and nephews, other family members, and many friends still survive. Mrs. Hancock’s memorial service was held Sunday, October 20th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating. The family received friends and relatives immediately preceding the memorial service.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

For October 16, 2019

Jerry Lee Cuthrell, 70, of Grantsboro died Monday, September 30, 2019, at CarolinaEast
Medical Center. His memorial service was held Saturday, October 12th at Grantsboro Church of
God.Visitation was prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.


Billie Jean Gillikin Daw, 89, of Arapahoe
passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at Grantsbrook
Nursing & Rehab Center. She is a member of Arapahoe FWB Church. Billie retired from TexasGulf
as a statistician. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Mamie Gillikin; brothers, John G. and Thomas Gillikin; sister, Dorothy Bernatitus; step-sons, Elbert D. Daw Jr. and Joe B. Daw; and on Oct. 2nd her husband, Elbert D. Daw. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Daw Roberts and husband, Mead; sister, Susan “Tootsie” Chenowith; sister-in-law’s, Lynne Gillikin, Donna Gillikin and Betty Daw Sawyer; two grandchildren, Kristin Roberts (Shawn) and Ciara Roberts Phillips (Blake); two great-grandchildren, Tenley and Zayden Boone; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral service was held Tuesday, October 15th at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. David Cauley officiating. Interment followed in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, 7907 Buck Deans Rd., Middlesex, NC 27557.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.


Clara Prescott Hale, 87, of Oriental
passed away peacefully Saturday, October 12th at
Grantsbrook Rehabilitation Center. She was known for being a talented artist, flawless seamstress,
and a good ol’ country cook that would have you reaching for seconds. Her wit, humor, and
warmth made her a great conversationalist, and a dear friend to many. Born March 21, 1932 to
Charlie Brown & Madie Prescott, she was raised in Oriental (Nelms) and graduated from Oriental
High School in 1950. In 1951, she married Benjamin T. Hale, to whom she was married for 46
years. They lived together in the Kershaw Community, until his death in 1997. She is survived
by her daughter Tina (Larry) Gonzales of Huntersville, NC; son, Chris (Sheri) Hale of Oriental,
granddaughters, Kayla (Dylan) Cox of Newport, NC and Shannon (John) Whitall of Spring Valley,
CA; grandson, Ben (Becki) Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Faith and Noah Whitall and Cadel and
Torin Gonzales. She also leaves behind many cousins. She was a member of the Oriental United
Methodist Church. Her funeral service was held Tuesday, October 15th at Bryant Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment followed in Oriental Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives prior
to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

For October 9, 2019

Elbert Dawson Daw, 83, of Arapahoe, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. He was a member of Arapahoe FWB Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Ola Daw; two sons, Elbert D. Daw, Jr. and Joe B. Daw. He is survived by his wife Billie Jean Gillikin Daw; daughter Robin Daw Roberts (Mead); sister, Betty D. Sawyer; two grandchildren, Kristin Roberts (Shawn), Ciara Roberts (Blake); two great-grandchildren, Tenley Boone and Zayden Boone; and numerous nieces and nephews. His funeral service was held Friday October 4, at the Arapahoe FWB Church. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Interment followed the service at Paul Cemetery-Arapahoe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, 7907 Buck Deans Rd., Middlesex, NC 27557.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, NC

Elsie Mae Boyd Lewis, 84, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She is a member of Grantsboro Church of God. She cherished her little dog, Nicki Sue and fur grandbaby, Ellie Mae. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Lewis, and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Lewis. Elsie and Maurice raised their family in Lowland. She is survived by her son, Maurice Lewis of New Bern; daughter, Martha L. Pegram and husband, Gary, of Reelsboro; and two sisters, Mary Helen Rowe of Sanford and Betty Jean Debrick of New Bern. Her graveside service was held Saturday, October 5th at Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill with the Rev. Charles Hardison and the Rev. Steven Keesecker officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives Friday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, 149 Chair Rd., Reelsboro.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Gene Thomas Stilley of Arapahoe, NC died suddenly September 28, 2019. A native of New Bern, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation from New Bern High School in 1971. After his military service, he continued his work as a Helicopter Mechanic at Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station until his retirement in 2008. His retirement was filled with his unique gift of taxidermy, residential construction, and special time with his family, children, and grandchildren. He attended Bethany Christian Church for many years. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Gene Stilley. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Polzin Stilley; daughter, Emily Harper and husband Eric Harper; daughter-in-law, Marie Stilley; grandchildren, Casey Harper, Miko Stilley, Diana Harper, Jilly Stilley, and Davis Harper, all of Arapahoe; parents, L. Graham and Lovie Thomas Stilley of New Bern; brothers, Richard Stilley and wife Cathy of Roswell, GA; Dennis Stilley and wife Kriston of Rockmart, GA; and Gary Stilley and wife Kim of New Bern; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and Mike Manning of Arapahoe. A celebration of his life was held Saturday October 5, 2019 at Bethany Christian Church, Arapahoe, NC with Rev. Franklin Osgood and Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Bethany Christian Church, 8126 NC Hwy. 306, Arapahoe, NC 28510.

Richard Thomas Banks, 86, of Grantsboro passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at home. He attended Rock of Zion OFWB Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Vene Banks; first wife, Betsy Banks; son, Michael Banks; and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis B. Banks; son Dicky Banks and wife, Bev; stepson, Freddie Ethel and wife, Kelly; six grandchildren, Tracy Crabill, Thomas Banks, Skyler Crabill, Capt. Amy Banks, Matthew Banks and Ryleigh Ethel; and two great-grandchildren. His memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11th at Rock of Zion OFWB Church with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. Inurnment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Ave of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730; crazyhorsememorial.org.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

George F Hurley, 92, of Oriental passed away Monday, October 7th. He loved his country and was a proud veteran of World War II. He enlisted in the Navy before his 17th birthday, was accepted into the cadet program and sent home to finish his high school education. Through the Navy, he learned to fly and graduated from Brown University with a degree in mechanical engineering. After retiring from the aerospace industry, George was a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church, the Ham Radio Club, the Civil Air Patrol, the Sailing Club of Oriental, the Oriental Investment Group, The Pamlico County Law Enforcement Association, the Station 19 Fire & Rescue, Meals on Wheels and the Pamlico County GOP. His life story was full of adventure in accomplishments led by his love of flying, hunting and sailing but his true life‘s passion was his family, including his eight Springer Spaniel dogs. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Hurley; sister, Gladys Grady; grandchildren, Glenn Patrick Warner and Samantha Nicole Hurley. He is survived by his wife, Joanne of 62 years; daughters, Kim Stewart (Barry) and Joanne Warner (Eric); son, Glenn (Colleen); six grandchildren, Kevin, Kiersten, Dane, Allison, Ashlee, Dayna; two step-grandchildren Kelly and Patrick; and his beloved dog, Brandy. His memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 12th at Oriental United Methodist Church. A reception immediately following the service will be held in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Pamlico, PO box 6, Bayboro, NC 28515 or Oriental United Methodist Church, PO Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

For October 2, 2019

Charles Lisker Draughon Sr., 63, of Oriental passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019, at UNC Hospitals-Chapel Hill. He is a member of Reece’s Chapel Baptist Church. He was an evangelist, ministering at many rest homes in the area. Charles loved to fish and enjoyed listening to and singing gospel music. He was also a Mason with Mt. Vernon Lodge #359. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lisker & Virginia “Cricket” Draughon. He is survived by his fiancée, Carole and his cat, Kitty Boo. His funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3rd at Pamlico Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Chadwick and Rev. Adam Christiansan officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Oriental Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Mayo Galloway, age 76, a resident of 345 N. 6th Street, Aurora, died Friday morning, September 27, 2019 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A graveside service was held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Warren Memorial Cemetery, officiated by Raymond Lagcher and Earl Sadler. The family received friends following the service at the cemetery. Mrs. Galloway was born in Aurora on October 13, 1942, daughter of the late Jesse Mayo and Frances Hudnell Mayo. She was a member of the Senior Club of Aurora- Richlands. She enjoyed traveling with her friends and playing the piano. She was the pianist at
Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member. Mrs. Galloway worked for over 40 years in banking with Wachovia Bank and Southern Bank. She was married to Joseph “Joe” Rupert Galloway who preceded her in death on May 15, 2006. Mrs. Galloway is survived by her sister Susan
Williamson and husband Steve of Aurora; her brother Steve Mayo of Aurora and two nephews - Donnie Williamson and Steven Mayo. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brother: Rudy Mayo. Memorials may be made to: Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Faye Peele, 282 Peele Road, Aurora, NC 27806. On-line condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome. com.
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Galloway family.

Reuben Bruce Scott, 76, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is a member of New Bethlehem FWB Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben & Ruth Scott; brother, Daniel B. Scott; and granddaughter, Kayla Stembridge. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Alvinia Cahoon Scott; three daughters, Deborah Stembridge and husband, Larry, Antionette Oster and Danielle Scott Green and husband, Brent; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His memorial service was held Sunday, September 29th at Bryant Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Ashley Trogdon officiating. The family received friends and relatives
prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions
be made to New Bethlehem FWB Church Building Fund, c/o Scott Whitford, 1903 Scott Store Rd., Grantsboro, NC 28529.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.

Mildred “Micky” Crutchfield Click, 92, of Greensboro and formerly of Oak Creek Retirement Center in Burlington, passed away on Thursday, 9/26/2019 at Hospice Home of High Point. A native of Danville, Va., Micky was the wife of Charles Shirley Click, who survives, and the daughter of Robert Emory Crutchfield and Ottie Meadows Crutchfield, both deceased. She was the office manager for Olde Forest Racquet Club in Elon from 1972 until 1987. After retirement, Charles and Micky moved to Oriental, NC and lived there for 16 years before moving back to the Burlington area. In addition to her husband Charles, Micky is survived by a daughter, Bobbi Click Adderton and her husband Jerry, of Fort Mill, SC; a son, Charles Steven “Chip” Click and his wife Sondra, of Jamestown; and a granddaughter, Allison Adderton, of Los Angeles. Micky was preceded in death by a brother, Robert A. Crutchfield. The family will receive friends to celebrate Micky’s life on Tuesday 10/1/2019 at Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the columbarium at Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to the Joseph and Kathleen
Bryan Alzheimer’s Research Center, 2200 W. Main Street, Suite A 200, Durham, NC 27705.
Online condolences may be shared at www. richandthompson.com

For September 18, 2019

Michelle Rose Popperwill Price, 45, of Lowland passed away Monday, September 9, 2019, at home. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Allen Price III and father, Walter “Nook Jr” Popperwill. She is survived by her mother, Linda O’Brien; children, Victoria, Noelle, Emmit and Elizabeth Price; significant other, Jason Ireland and his two daughters, Destiny and Angel Ireland; paternal grandmother, Audrey Lupton; sisters, Pam Popperwill Ireland and Misol Alfonso; and brothers, Walter Glenwood Popperwill III and Juvenal Alfonso. Her memorial service were held 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019 at Hobucken United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiated. The family received 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.


For September 11, 2019

Suzette A. Goodwin, 88, a native of Pamlico County, NC died Sunday, September 1 in Athens, GA. The daughter of Goethe and Ruby (Wiley) Aldridge of Pamlico County, NC, she was a long-time employee with Lee County government in Fort Myers, FL working with the US Soil Conservation Service.She is survived by one brother: Bud (Annette) Aldridge of Arapahoe, NC; three sons: Dennis, Keith (Lisa), and Robert (Nancy) Goodwin, all of Athens; eight grandchildren: Will, Philip (Jessie), Zack (Jen), Stephen (Brittany), Kaitlin Coast (Michael), Lucas, Elizabeth, and Bella; and one great-grandson: Phin Goodwin. There are other nieces, nephews and cousins scattered across the country and around the globe.

Suzette was a great mom: she never complained about anything, was non-judgmental, thoughtful, caring, and she taught her 3 sons to accept others regardless of color, social status, education, you name it. She taught us to look at the actions of others and make decisions about relationships based on that. She loved football and always followed the North Fort Myers HS (FL) Red Knights and, of course, the Georgia Bulldogs.

Suzette was baptized on 08/27/19, five days before her passing. Unburdened, she was joyful in her final days: smiling, chatty, and energetic.A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Athens Church of Christ, 3720 Mars Hill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677. A memorial service in Pamlico County, NC will be held later.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends make donations to either of the following: by contacting the YWCO, 562 Research Dr., Athens, GA 30605 (706-354-7880) or by mailing a check payable to Swamp Camp Services, Inc., ATTN: Swamp Corps Donation, 33 Stratford Drive, Athens, GA 30605.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, GA, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com


Don Lowell McKown, 82, of Reelsboro, NC passed into life eternal on September 3, 2019, at Bayview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Don was born on April 5, 1937, the only son of Charles Donzel and Genevieve Deshler McKown. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV, class of 1955. Immediately after high school he joined the United States Air Force and served proudly for over 20 years. Upon retirement he lived in Goldsboro, NC and had many small businesses, including a taxi service and a used tire business. He was an avid football and racing enthusiast. Don was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Anna Tyndall McKown after 37 years of marriage.

He is survived by his son, Brian Tyndall McKown, of the family home in Reelsboro; three grandchildren, Joshua McKown, Kimberly McKown Hall and Kristina McKown; and four great grandsons, Caleb, Julian, Jonathan and Adrian. He is also survived by his wife, Euna Faye McKown of New Bern and two sisters, Beverly McKown Carpenter and Teri McKown (Jerry) Duckworth, both of New Bern, NC.A memorial service with military honors will be held at Don’s home church, Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church on Saturday, Sept. 14th at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Alan Woodard and the Rev. Steve Willis officiating. The family will be available one hour prior to the service for visitation. Memorials may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509 or to the Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church, 221 Neuse Rd, New Bern, NC 28560.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.


For September 4, 2019

Lee Courtland Toler, 95, of Alliance passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at home. He was a member and retired minister of 30 years of Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his young bride, Betty Williams Toler. He is survived by sons, Lee Toler Jr. and wife, Linda and Charles Toler; daughters, Brenda Nobles and husband, James, Judy Stephenson and husband, David, and Patricia Heatherly; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. His funeral was held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31st at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Matt Guthrie officiating. Interment will follow in Grantsboro Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at his daughter’s home, 126 Courtland Dr. Alliance.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.