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Obituaries


Archie “Chip” Clayton Williams III, 64, of Arapahoe died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at home. He was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam War veteran and a volunteer firefighter. He was a loving and caring man. He was preceded in death by his father, Archie Williams Jr.; and brother-in-law, Gene Faist. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Williams; son, Travis Williams (Brandy); sister, Missy Faist; and four grandchildren, Carrie Gent, Madison Williams, Angel Williams, and Matthew Williams. A memorial service will be held Saturday October 21st at 11 a.m. at the Caraway Cove Subdivison in Arapahoe. It will be held at the Caraway Cove Commons Area off of Caraway Court.The family will receive friends anytime at the home of his son, 353 Longleaf Dr., Reelsboro.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Mrs. Myra Whorton Wingate, age 95, a resident of Bath, and more recently Autumnfield of Belhaven, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Bath Christian Church and will be offici-ated by Rev. Jim Cullen and Rev. Curtis White. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Starley Stell, Gaylon Ambrose, Billy Hill, Marshall Myers, Tony Day and Billy Wingate will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Wingate was born on December 27, 1921, in Pamlico County to Myrtle Jones Whorton and Guy Leon Whorton. On October 27, 1944, she married Halston Gray Wingate, the love of her life. He preceded her in death in 1962.Mrs. Wingate earned a degree in education from Atlantic Christian College. From there she moved to Bath to begin her lengthy career as a middle school and junior high school teacher at Bath High School and Pinetown School for 34 years. It was during her teaching career that she touched the lives of hundreds of students. Many of those students have kept in touch with Mrs. Wingate over the years with frequent visits, cards and letters. To the members of the Bath Christian Church, where she was a member for her entire adult life, she was “Mother Myra.” Whether behind the piano, leading a Bible study, or counseling other church members, she was a dutiful and faithful Christian. Mrs. Wingate was also an active volunteer in her community, her quilting group, the Historic Bath Garden Club, Beaufort County Mental Health Organization, and Bath High School Preservation. Mrs. Wingate enjoyed visiting with passersby while tending her flower gardens. She took great pride in her yard and plants. When not in her yard, you could find her playing her piano where she was most at peace. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Leon and Alice Wingate, and her daughter, Claudia Alligood. She also leaves behind to mourn her loss, her grandchildren Lynn Wingate Davis and husband Dale and Chad Alligood and wife Melonie; great grandchildren Gray Wingate Lewis, Caleb Michael Alligood, Clair Elizabeth Alligood, Luke David Alligood, and Chelsey Parker Davis; in-laws Edna Whorton, Inda Wingate, and Merle Wiebers; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Wingate was predeceased by an infant son, Halston Gray Wingate, Jr., her brother Ray Whorton, and a son-in-law Larry Alligood. A visitation was held at Bath Christian Church Fellowship Hall from 6:00 until 8:00 on Thursday, September 21, 2017. And, at other times, the family received friends at the home of Claudia Alligood, 1255 Hawkins Beach Road, Bath. Flowers are appreciated, but in lieu of flowers memorials in her memory may be made to Bath Christian Church or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Wingate family.

Howard Osmond Troop , 87, of Reelsboro passed away, September 1, 2017, at home. His graveside service with military honors was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23rd at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Thomas William Smith, 93, One of Oriental’s most popular senior citizens, Thomas W. Smith, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 93. Those 93 years were very well spent. He was an active member of the Oriental First Baptist Church from the age of 10, a lifelong member like his parents and grandparents before him. He was an Oriental volunteer fireman for 27 years and a valued member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years, master of the lodge numerous times. For four years, he served in the Navy as an electrician and volunteer movie operator. He took part in every major invasion in Europe. Tom was well known as a business owner at W.J. Smith and Sons in downtown Oriental and kept TVs and appliances working for Pamlico County residents for years. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Olive Smith; brother, Hubert Smith; son, Thomas W. Smith, Jr.; and grandson, T.W. Smith, III. Tom was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Anne, with whom he enjoyed net fishing on the Neuse river and cross country motor-homing; his daughters, Grace (Mike) Beagle, Joanne (Eddie) Medlin, Mary (Bill) Mills; daughter-in-law, Joanne Smith; his grandchildren, Chad (Laura) Hunning, Jason Hunning, Katie (Aaron) Almaguer, and Chris Sanders; and great- grandchildren, Avery, Layla, Carter, Grant and Luke who will remember him with love and for the life that he taught including crabbing, fishing and the joy of Oriental’s Croaker Festival.Graveside services with military honors and masonic rites by Mt. Vernon Lodge #359 were held 11 a.m. Monday, September 25th at Oriental Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating. The family received friends and relatives beginning at 10 a.m. prior to the service Monday at Oriental First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Oriental First Baptist Church, PO Box 313, Oriental, NC 28571. Over the years, Tom touched the lives of many and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Franklin M. Keller, 87, of Oriental, went to his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, September 19, 2017.He was born November 28, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama. He served four years in the Navy, during his service he married, Elsie Boykin on August 3, 1951. He graduated from Auburn University in 1957 with an Aeronautical Engineering Degree. He worked for McDonnel Douglas, working on the Thor and Delta programs and also the Space Station. He retired after 35 years with MDC in California and moved to Oriental in 1996. He attended Pamlico United Methodist Church. He liked boating, fishing and riding his motorcycle with his wife or just to the beach to bodysurf.He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elsie Keller; son, Franklin Keller Jr.; daughter, Pak Ingram and her husband, Robert; son, James C. Keller; son, Gordon Keller and wife, Loana; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.His memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, October 7th at Pamlico United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Pamlico United Methodist Church, 4288 Orchard Creek Rd., Oriental, NC 28571 or Hospice of Pamlico, 602 Main St., Bayboro, NC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Jerome Parker, 87, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2017 in Pamlico County, NC. He was born on July 30, 1930, in Erwin, NC, to Grace Jerome Parker and Dr. Paul Gray Parker. He is survived by his wife Anne, brother, Paul and sister, Marian, son, Bob and his wife, Linda, daughter, Jamie and her husband, Paul, and son, Paul and his wife Andrea, and grandchildren, Devin and Mike Connelly, Emma, Claire, and Lily Parker. He is also survived by “step-grands” whom he loved dearly, Brian and Bradley and their families, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and his first wife Barbara. His parents and sister, Betty Gray Creech, predeceased him. His was a life well-lived: In the tradition of the Jerome family, whom his father called the “Go-Roams,” Jerome was always game to travel and try all kinds of food and hobbies. As a teen, he and his older brother Paul navigated the inland waterway in a small skiff using an Esso road map, not knowing on which side of the markers to travel. Jerome got out and pushed a lot. He was a career engineer, always interested in finding a better way. He won Burlington Western Electric’s “Engineer of the Year” award for creating better packaging for submarine-towed microphones. (Think “Hunt for Red October.”) But as much as he loved work, he loved Oriental and the riverside life more. After taking early retirement, he built his dream workshop, then converted a 4 room cabin into a 4 bedroom home, doing much of the work himself. The workshop was, of course, first. He built boats, model airplanes,fixed anything, and helped everyone. He loved to laugh, loved his friends, family--and of course his dogs-- all of whom will miss him. In recent years, Jerome suffered from dementia. During the early stages, caregivers Juliana, Mary, Amanda, Laura, and Gail made sure he was always engaged, challenged, and enjoying life. In his last few weeks, the staff at Grantsbrook, along with caregivers from Accommodating Home Care, made sure he was loved and cared for at all hours. The family is especially grateful to Abigail, Barbara, Sharon, and Tonya who loved and cared for him during his final few days. We are glad he finally has the peace he so deserves. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial donation to Hope Clinic, www.hopeclinicnc.org. There will be a family burial service in Raleigh in November, and a celebration of his life will be held in Oriental in mid-April.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Bettie Pegram Lee, 68, of Arapahoe went home to be with the Lord on September 18, 2017. She was a God serving, family woman and a member of New Life Praise and Worship Ministries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Lee. She is survived by her daugh-ters, Anita Pipkin (Phillip), Estelle “Sissy” Lee (Alvie) and Velma Lee (Buddy); brothers, Derwood Pegram (Renae), Robert Pegram (Barbara) and Jerry Pegram (Carol); and numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Her funeral was held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 23rd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Blaney Rowe and Pastor Keith Baker officiating. Interment followed immediately in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill. The family received friends and relatives beginning at 10 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorials be made to New Life Praise and Worship Ministries Building Fund, In loving memory of Douglas and Bettie Lee, PO Box 163, Grantsboro, NC 28529.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Etles Allen Henries Sr., 88, of Aurora passed away Monday, September 11, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center surrounded by his wife and children. Mr. Henries was a hard working entre-preneur who spent his entire life on the water. He was active in politics and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was also a charter member of Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Alvin Henries. He is survived by his wife, Jean Henries; children, Etles Henries, Jr., Linda Henries Norfleet, Iris Henries Martin, Debra “Debbie” Henries Flowers, Angela “Angie” Henries, Michael “Mike” Henries, and Mary Henries Peele; sister, Gladys Henries Shelton; brother, Albin Henries; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. His funeral was held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiat-ing. Interment was private at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family received friends and relatives from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Alma Edgerton Register, 84, of New Bern passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Bayview Nursing & Rehab. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles N. Register; parents, Robert “Pal” and Grace Dowdy Edgerton; and infant sis-ter, Claudette Edgerton. She is survived by sons, Charles Register of Raleigh and Neal Register of Cove City; daughter, Claudette Wetherington of Vanceboro; brothers, Robert Edgerton of Milton, Delaware, Jack Edgerton of Clinton, NC, and Reggie Edgerton of Los Angeles, California; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Her memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23rd at Clarks United Methodist Church, New Bern. Visitation will follow immediately at the church.In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to either, Community Home Care & Hospice, 1423 S. Glenburnie Rd., New Bern NC 28562 or Clarks United Methodist Church, 105 Clarks Rd., New Bern, NC 28562.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Julia Boyd Peterson, 88, of Arapahoe, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.She was preceded in death by her parents, Sutton and Bertie Boyd; her husband, James (Sobbie) Peterson; a brother, Robert Boyd; and her daughter, Donna Thomson.Surviving are her daugh-ters, Cyndy Sprinkle of Virginia and Vanessa King of Wilmington; her sisters, Sylvia Norman and Becky Tingin; brother, Jeff Boyd; son-in-law, Don Thomson; grandchildren, Angela Mosley (James), Trevor Sprinkle (Sarah), Amanda Slaughter (Matthew), Allen King, Jim Thomson (Dawn), Bruce Thomson, and Rob Thomson; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Lane, Emma, Cole, J.R., Peter and Trace; and special friends, Pat and Gene Stilley.“Miss Julia” was born on January 28, 1929, and lived most of her life in Arapahoe. She worked for many years at Belangia’s Grocery where she became a fixture in the community she loved so much. She was an extremely active member of Bethany Christian Church where she served as Elder, attended Bible study, and held numerous offices in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was an active member of the Arapahoe Area Retirement Club and the Pamlico Heritage Center. “Miss Julia” loved to travel with her girls and was always ready for an adventure.A memorial service will be held at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe on Saturday, September 23rd at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bethany Christian Church, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Letha Marie Paul, age 80, of Alliance passed away, Monday, August 28, 2017 in Holly Springs surrounded by family at the home of her son, David Paul.Letha was born in Texas, where she met and married Lawrence Paul. Together they raised 4 children and moved where ever the Air Force sent them until they eventually settled in Pamlico County. Letha loved her church and was a long time member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Lawrence Paul. She will forever be remembered by her two daugh-ters, Susan P. Kelemen (Tom) of Hendersonville and Belinda P. Stowe (Woody) of Alliance and two sons David L. Paul (Lois) of Holly Springs and Christopher L. Paul of Alliance. Letha adored her 7 grandchildren, Adam, Zack, Rebecca, Rachel, Melissa, Hannah and Matthew. The family received friends and relatives at Bryant Funeral Home from 5:00pm-6:30pm Friday, September 1. Her funeral was held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 2 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. Interment followed in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 117, Arapahoe, NC 28510.

Nellie Spain Hopkins, 88, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, at home. She will always be remember for the kindness, dedication and love she gave to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Doye Hopkins; son, Douglas Hopkins; and grandson, Jason Bibb. She is survived by her son, Keith Hopkins of Marathon, Florida; two daugh-ters, Sheila Hopkins of Aurora and Marlyn Antrobus (James) of Grantsboro; brother, Ernest Spain of Chesapeake, Va.; and one grandchild, James Bibb Jr. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, August 31st at Sandhill Cemetery, Reelsboro with the Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Hobucken United Methodist Church, PO Box 123, Hobucken, NC 28537.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Rebecca Sue Yelverton Chase, 71, of Alliance passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, at home. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse & Eunice Yelverton and husband, Frank Joseph Chase Sr.She is survived by one son, Frank Joseph Chase Jr. (Goldie); two daughters, Rebecca Dawn Chase (Juan Cruz) and Christina Grey Chase (Lucio Bustamante); sister, Cecilia Ann Stroup; niece, Rebecca Ann Stroup Hawkins; 11 grandchildren, Juan Bautista (Satoria), Martha Bautista, Pedro Bautista, Joseph Chase, Kristen Chase Aleman (Zamir), Jessica Bustamante, Jenna Bustamante, Antonio Bustamante, Joshua Hawkins, Feliciano Cruz and Eddie Cruz; and two great-grandchildren, Nyarrah Bautista and Juan Bautista III.Her funeral will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 2nd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Holton and the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Celestial Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 or The American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave. Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Alton Wayne Caton Sr., 78, of Bayboro, passed away on August 14, 2017 at Riverview Assisted Living in New Bern.
Arrangements by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.
Pauline (Abbie) Armstrong, 38, passed away at Carolina East Medical Center on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. She is survived by her mother, Teresa Kerrick and her brothers, Anthony and Ian Paterson and sisters, Heather Kerrick and Amanda Abrams. A loving mother, she is also survived by her five children: Matthew and Kaylea Armstrong, Ashton Spencer, and Taylor Cobb, and Devin Cobb. A memorial service for Pauline was held at 10:30 at Alliance United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
Betty Gray Bennett, 81, of Reelsboro passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Rex Bennett, Jr.; parents, Retho & Emma Gray; and her sister, Geneva Riggs. She is survived by her sons, Michael Bennett and wife, Veronica, of New Bern and Ricky Bennett and wife, Valerie, of Reelsboro; daugh-ter, Victoria Bennett of Reelsboro; and three grandchildren, Brandon, Bradley and Ashton Bennett. Her funeral will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 23rd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach 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 & Crematory, Alliance.

Mamie Slade Banks – 81, of Ayden, passed away at Lenoir Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 7, 2017. Mamie was a devoted wife and Loving mother. She was also a long time member of Ruths Chapel FWB Church in New Bern. Mamie was preceded in death by her loving husband Leroy E. Banks Sr. She is survived by her son, Eddie Banks of New Bern, daughter, Vickie Porter (Larry) of Ayden, brother, H. W. Slade (Susan) of Reelsboro, grandsons; Tony Banks (Danielle) of Cove City, Bradley Banks (Allison) of New Bern, and great granddaughter, Avery Banks. Visitation for Mamie was held at Pollock-Best Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from the hours of 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Thursday, August, 10, 2017 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home. Burial followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
Arrangements entrusted to Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.

Melba Tingle Dixon, 98, of 2777 Straight Rd., Oriental, died July 27, 2017, at CarolinaEast Health System. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Sunday, July 30 at the Grantsboro Cemetery with Mike Roach officiating. The family received friends after the service and other times at the home. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Reelsboro. Melba was also a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Northeast Colony of NC; National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter of NC; National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, John Lawson Chapter of NC; National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Snap Dragon Chapter of NC. Melba was born May 3, 1919, daughter of the late Matthew L. Tingle and Clara Wise Tingle of Pamlico, NC. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Eldridge L. Dixon, her brothers, Graham Tingle, Kenneth Tingle, Matthew Tingle, Jr, Frances Tingle and Forrest “Dink” Tingle, and her sister, Shirley Tingle Edwards. She is survived by her sons, Eldridge L. Dixon, Jr. (Susan) of Chicago, Kenneth Tingle Dixon of Oriental; daughter, Jean Dixon of Oriental. She is also survived by her brother, Raymond A. Tingle of Oriental; granddaughter, Bernadette D. Hurd (Dan) of Madison, WI; great-granddaughter, Sarah Hurd of Madison, WI; and her nieces and nephews. Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Gretchen Rice Bennett, 82, of Stonewall, NC died July 11. A memorial service was be held at 2 p.m. on July 15, at the Grantsboro Church of God on Hwy 306 N in Grantsboro. The Family received Family and Friends prior to service. Memorials may be made to Kahlert Funeral & Cremations, 308 Main St. Maysville, NC 28555.
Arrangements by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.
Kenneth “Hop” Hudson, 72, of Pamlico County passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Born to Isaac James Hudson and Ruth Woodard Hudson in 1944 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He grew up in Vandemere, North Carolina, where he loved waterskiing, boat racing and football. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill he returned to the only place he could call home, Pamlico County. Hop enjoyed a successful career in medi-cal equipment sales and eventually started his own company. He was an avid, passionate fisherman and hunter. Hop adored his family and friends and was an active member of Bayboro United Methodist Church, Pamlico County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the community of Pamlico County. Hop is survived by daughter, Kristen Hudson Fuller and hus-band, Mike; grandson, Luca; brother, Dr. Richard Hudson and wife, Jeannette; brother, Jimmy (deceased) and family, Nancy and Jessica; niece, Terry and family, Luke and Hudson; nephew, Richard Hudson and wife, Christie, and family, Richard “Trey”, Christian and Lillie Grace; niece, Karen Hudson Stanley (deceased) and family, Ben. Additional family members include Ann Walker Hudson, David Traub and Jennifer Morgan. His memorial service was held at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, July 25th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to one’s favorite charity or Bayboro United Methodist Church, PO Box 64, Bayboro, NC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Faye Spencer Ireland, 70, of New Bern passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She co-owned and operated Buster’s Exxon and worked for New Bern Family Practice for 13 years. She was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. She is sur-vived by her husband, Buster Ireland; sons, Jeffrey Ireland of Olympia, Chris Ireland and wife, Elizabeth, of Arapahoe and Michael Ireland and wife, Doris, of Reelsboro; sisters, Marie Cassidy and husband, Warren, of Concord and Gail Erskine and husband, Mike, of Portland, Oregon; brothers, Rick Spencer of Palm Springs, California, Terry Spencer of Portland, Oregon and Wayne Spencer and wife, Karen, of Reelsboro; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Her visitation was held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5th at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dept. 41831, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Larry C. Caraway, 72, of Alliance passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Sonok Caraway.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Charles Leroy Richardson, Jr., 53, of New Bern passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at home. He was a member of the Port City Community Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Richardson; two sons, Charles Leroy Richardson III, Daniel Levi Richardson; two daughters, Mary Katherine Richardson, Sarah Amanda Richardson; three sisters, Jean Elizabeth Hadder, Lynn Marie Jansen, Charlene Lee Goodwin and several nieces and nephews. His memorial service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday July 8, at Faith FWB Church with the Rev. Ray Earl Gaskins officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance, NC
Kathleen “Winkie” Silverthorn Slade, 99, of Whortonsville passed away at home Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was born on October 4, 1917 in Whortonsville and due to the loving kindness of church friends and family she was able to live out her life at home. She was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church where she held every posi-tion with the exception of pastor and deacon. She loved music and was the church pianist for over 75 years. She co-owned and operated Slade’s Grocery in Whortonsville for over 50 years. Through her life experiences she shared her wisdom and counsel with many others. She is survived by many nieces and nephews including a nephew she thought of as a son, Roy Barnhill and his wife, Linda and their family, Julie & Ogden Wiggins, Joseph and Jacob and Kathy & Jim Satterthwaite, Amber, Anna and Peri. Her funeral was held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 8th at Bethel FWB Church with the church pastor, Rev. Jesse Caton and Rev. Owen Peele officiating. Interment followed immediately in Whortonsville Cemetery. The family received friends and family one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bethel FWB Church, c/o Debbie Whorton, 43 Old Lupton Rd., Merritt, NC, 28556 or Hospice of Pamlico, PO Box 6, Bayboro, NC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
The family of Siddie Cooper Greene expresses gratitude for all acts of love and kindness including your prayers, cards, expressions of sympathy, food, donations and presence at her service which was comforting during our bereavement. The outpouring of love from the community churches and community members will be forever treasured most importantly the Florence-Whortonsville Community for all your support.A special recognition is extended to those who provided excellent loving and compassionate care during her illness: Pamlico County Rescue Squad, CarolinaEast Medical Center, Pamlico Hospice, Accommodating Home Care Service, Pamlico County private nurses, Evangelist Cassandra Respers and all other healthcare providers. Rufus Greene, Shona Greene and Family.In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 8, 2017, surrounded by family, Glenda Bland Whealton departed this earth to be with the Lord and loved ones who had gone before her. Glenda’s time on this earth was spent working hard to provide for her family, singing, cooking, gardening, spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and above all, witnessing for the Lord.She was survived by four daughters, Rhonda Breed-Dexter (Tad) of Reelsboro, Pat Voliva (Jesse) of Mesic, Tammy Lowery (Buck) of Arapahoe, and Lavonia Bland (Clint) of New Bern; ten grandchildren, Tommy Williams II (Kala) of the home, Emily Breed, Tina Voliva (Richard), Little Jesse Voliva, Haleigh Murray, Amber Lowery, Patrick Shaw, Justin Fisher, Travis Fisher (Jessica), and Preston Shaffield; five great-grandchildren, Aiden and Gabe Williams, Eric Brantley, Atlas Lowery, and Riley Fisher; one sister, Verna Quidley of New Bern; one brother, Coy Bland Jr. of Bridgeton, and her puppy, Angel. She was preceded in death by parents, Coy and Maggie Bland of Oriental, and husbands, Russell Breed, Buddy Starling, and her last love, Gerald Whealton. She was a member of the Wave of Hope Church of God of Prophecy, New Bern. She hoped for all her loved ones to be ready to meet her in heaven one day.Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, July 14, at Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory in Alliance, NC. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday at the same location.Flowers are welcomed, or please make donations on her behalf to the following: The American Lung Association, The American Diabetes Association, Hospice of Pamlico, or a charity of personal choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Arnoldus Engel, 85, of Oriental passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of the Drumming Dragons and loved drumming during the dragon boat races in Oriental. He also loved to fish.He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, Daniel Engel of Maine; and daughter, Joyce Engel of Oriental. An End of Life Celebration will be held at the home at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 16th.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Rebecca Collins Fornes, 44, of Grantsboro passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her parents, Dennis & Lola Fornes; sons, Jacob, Lucas and Jaylen Fornes; brother, Jonathan Fornes and wife, Katie; nieces, Ashley and Allison Fornes; and nephew, Jackson Fornes. Her funeral was held 11 a.m., Monday, July 3rd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach and Rev. Grady Burroughs officiating. Interment followed immediately in Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions may be made to either Pamlico Rescue or Sheriff’s Department or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Captain James J. Cutshall USMC-Retired, 85, of Stonewall passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at home. He is survived by his wife, Emmi Cuthsall; son, J. Bartley Cutshall; daughter, Patricia Dao; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A private inurnment service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Jesse James Williams, 81, of Grantsboro passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. Jesse was a devout Christian who loved the Lord. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 11 years and retired from PCS Phosphate. He enjoyed the water and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Williams; young-est daughter, Annette Williams; brother, Robert Williams; and sister, Mildred Carey. He is survived by sons, Jesse Williams of Grantsboro and Thomas Williams of Oriental; daughter, Patricia Williams of Grantsboro; brothers, Curtis and Alton Williams; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services was held 11:30 a.m., Monday, June 26th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery with military honors. The family received friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Bryan Michael Spain, 19, left this world on June 23, 2017. He was born on August 12,1997 at Chowan Hospital in Edenton, NC to proudly awaiting parents and grandparents, and a very impatient big brother. He crept into the world as quiet as a mouse and remained a very sweet silent tiny little boy until just over 3 years old. There was no need for words because his big brother spoke for him. “Michael would like to have a cookie please mommy...but really, can he have two?” Then, as quickly as those around him became accus-tomed to his big brother speaking for him, Michael found his voice, and oh what a wonderful voice it was. Michael’s friends have described him as “always unapologetically himself”. He possessed the confidence of a hundred great men and while not a tall young man, he had the attitude and self-assurance of someone 6-foot-tall and bulletproof and his spirit and presence was larg-er than life. He met every question, every challenge, every battle and every race effortlessly, straight forward and to the point. His self-esteem and assurance in his abilities was unwavering. He was not perfect, but he lived his life full on and never wasted a single second. He knew what he wanted and he set his mind to achieving it. He was intelligent...sometimes a little too intelligent for his own good. He wasted nothing, especially his words. If you asked for his opinion or advice, he gave you an intelligent factual answer, whether you wanted to hear it or not. His heart was pure and he loved his family, and was especially close with his big brother. He dedicated himself to a core group of friends.He excelled in his school work, graduating from Pamlico County High School in 2015, having completed 48 transferrable college credits from Pamlico Community College. He was accepted into his father’s alma mater and the only university he ever wanted to attend, Appalachian State University in Boone. He excelled as a high school athlete. He chose sports that relied on his own self-will and determination. He ran Cross County. He ran long distance on the track team and pole vaulted. He wrestled and was a force on the mat and enjoyed playing on the high school Golf Team. He loved and thrived on the camaraderie of his teammates and coaches and he hated to lose. However, when he did lose, he held his head high and he put the work in to do a better job next time. He followed in his father’s footsteps studying Criminal Justice at Appalachian State University.He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, H. Frank Spain of Stonewall and his maternal grandfather, Edward Earl “Red Riggs” of New Bern. He is survived by his father, F. Bryan Spain and his mother, Tammy Riggs Spain of Stonewall; his brother, John Edward Price of the home; his paternal grandmother, Joyce Cutler and Papa, Larry Cutler of Stonewall; his maternal grandmother, Louise Riggs of New Bern; his uncles, Eddie Riggs (Wendy) of New Bern and John Riggs (Andrea) of New Bern; cousins, Katie Wood (Tyler), Caroline McCoy (Chris), Rachel Riggs, John Riggs Jr., Madison Wood, Jenni Wood, Alyssa McCoy; as well as numerous great uncles, great aunts and distant cous-ins. He is also survived by his SQUAD or CREW and whatever else they call themselves...a group of friends that love one another, support one another and stick to one another through all of life’s ups and downs. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 28th at Cotten Funeral Home and other times at the home. A service to celebrate Michael’s life will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 29th at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the Michael Spain Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 183, Stonewall, NC 28583. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guest book at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

Dorothy “Dot” Lucille Harrison, 89, entered into Heavens gates on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Dot was a lifelong resident of Arapahoe, NC where she faithfully attended and loved FWB Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Chuckie Harrison. Dot left behind her husband of 70 happy years, Bruce Carlton Harrison Jr., her two daughters, Joan Rowe (Blainey) and Carol Bruce Lee (Elbert), her five grandchildren, and her eleven great-grandchildren. A graveside service, celebrating her beautiful life, was held on Monday, June 5, 2017 with her family and friends in attendance.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Jo Ann Moore Stowe, 77, of Grantsboro passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at home.She was a member of Silver Hill Christian Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Stowe and a great-grandchild.She is survived by two sons, Woody Stowe and wife, Belinda, and Brent Stowe; brother, Jimmy Moore; 3 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.Her memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 15th at Silver Hill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. Inurnment in Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill.The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to Silver Hill Christian Church, 1903 Hwy 306 N, Grantsboro, NC 28529.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

MGSgt Richard “Dick” Joseph Scoppe, 82, USMC (Ret.) passed away May 21, 2017, at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, with his wife and daughter, Lisa, at his side. Dick was born in Medford, Massachusetts to Victor and Mary Scoppe on April 20, 1935. He had a kind and generous heart and loved his beloved wife, Emily Buck Scoppe, and their families dearly. He was dearly loved and was a dear friend to many. Dick retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Master Gunnery Sergeant; he was also a Quality Director in civil service; and after retirement he had a home improvement business. In addition to his beloved wife, Dick is survived by sister, Barbara Petti of Medford, MA; daughter, Lisa Lewis and husband, Willie, of Cove City; son, Richard Joseph Scoppe, Jr. of Jacksonville; daughter, Shannon Potter and husband, John, of New Bern; his stepdaughter, Vicki Hacker and Ed Meinking; stepson, Douglas Woolard and wife, Lynn. Dick also leaves his precious grandchildren, Charles Doyle, Thomas Doyle, Mary Henderson, Morgan Potter, Willie Lewis, Jonathan Lewis; step grandchildren, Cindy Hill, Daniel Hacker, and Ashley Woolard; great grandchildren, Brantley Lewis, Sara Lewis, Mallory Lewis, Willie Lewis V, Charles Joseph Doyle II, Willow Henderson, and Violet Lewis; step great-grandchildren, Ayden Hill and Naomi Hill. Services were held on Saturday, May 27 at the Reelsboro United Methodist Church with Reverends Randy Field and Walter Graves presiding. Graveside services with military honors will follow at the Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro. Visitation and reception for family and friends followed at the church immediately after the graveside services. Dick’s family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Ricky Odell Sawyer, 56, of Grantsboro, passed away, Monday, May 15, 2017.He was a member of the Pamlico County Rescue Squad and the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Emory Odell Sawyer, Jr and daughter, Ian McClenny. He is survived by his mother, Mary Sawyer of Grantsboro; three daughters, Hannah Sawyer, Oliva Sawyer and Tiffany Sawyer all of Grantsboro; one sister, Patricia Jones of Bridgeton and four grandchildren, Taylee McClenny, Toby Alvizo, Tristan Alvizo and Isabella Wisecup. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Arapahoe Fire Department with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pamlico Rescue Dept., P.O. Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515 or the Arapahoe VF Department, P.O. Box 3, Arapahoe, NC 28510.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, NC.
Richard “Dick” Joseph Scoppe, 82, of New Bern died Sunday, May 21, 2017,at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Shawn Lee Hopkins, August 24, 1981-May 18, 2017, 35, of Hwy 33, Aurora. Shawn has gone to fly with the eagles, to watch over his family and keep them safe. He was a caring, loving father and son. He would do anything to help anyone in need.
He was a hard worker and enjoyed driving so much he became a truck driver, although he himself didn’t like fish, he knew how to keep them alive and get them where they were going. It broke his heart when he could no longer drive a truck. Everyone always saw the big, tough guy but his family saw a loving, giving man that would give you his last dollar and go without himself.
He is survived by his daughter, Samantha Hopkins; his son, Justin Watkins; and their mother, Sherri Hopkins; his mother, Janet Hopkins-Spalti; stepfather, Russell Spalti; and brothers, Joseph Spalti (Heather), Matthew Spalti, Erick Spalti (Leeann); and Michael Spalti (Bridget); and his maternal grandmother, Eleanor Barthel.He was preceded in death by his father, Kenney Hopkins; maternal grandfather, George Barthel; paternal grandfather, Earnest Hopkins Sr.; paternal grandmother, Sarah Potter; and her husband, Earl Potter.A memorial bonfire will be held at a future date, watch Facebook for date and time. In lieu of flowers the family suggested either making a donation to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509 or his mother, Janet Hopkins-Spalti, 22489 Hwy 33 E, Aurora, NC 27806.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Ernest Albert Alligood, 85, of Aurora passed away April 30, 2017 at his home. He was born in Washington, NC on December 5, 1931, the son of Jatha and Ella Alligood. Ernest joined the United States Army in 1951 and was a Korean War veteran. He spent most of his life in Aurora, NC. In addition to his parents, he was pre-ceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Bobbie) Cox Alligood and siblings Viola, Hilton, Odell, Eula, Lena, Delma, and Gene. He is survived by his sister Naomi Taylor of Snow Camp, NC; daughter Sherri Valerio & partner Sean McCracken of Vanceboro, NC; daughter Lucy Holman & husband Matt of New Bern, NC; grandchildren Robert III, Richard, Ruben, Ryan, Rachel, Brandon, Courtney, Aubree, and Connor; 13 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Smokey. A memorial service will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Community Home and Hospice 1423A South Glenburnie Drive, New Bern, NC 28562.
Norma “Lucille” Ireland Sadler, 77, of Hobucken passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.She was a member of Hobucken Methodist Church and formerly worked at the Hobucken post office. She was first mate with husband, Jack, on his commercial fishing boat “Shirley”. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Cresie Ireland and sisters, Betty Lou Flowers and Julia Elizabeth Harris. She is survived by her husband, Jack Sadler of Hobucken; sons, Andrew J. Sadler Jr. (Jennifer) of Grantsboro and Ervin L. Sadler (Kim) of Alliance; brothers, William R. Ireland (Marsha) of Lowland and Allen Ireland of New Port Richey, Florida; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Hope Sadler Messer (John), Ervin L. Sadler (Leah), Jessica L. Sadler Padilla (Kelly) and Andrew “Drew” Sadler (Cortney); and three great-grandchildren, Willow Rayne Sadler, Jackson Sadler and Scarlett Sadler. Her memorial service was held 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 13th at the Hobucken Community Center with Brother Leland Tetterton officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Continuum Home Care & Hospice, 1505 S. Glenburnie Rd. Market Place Suite M, New Bern, NC 28562.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Paul Poncet Meyer, 80 of Oriental died Monday, May 15, 2017, at Carolina East Medical Center.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Jack B. Weiner, a longtime Oriental resident and beloved husband of Sandy Lewis, and adored father of Rebecca Weiner Tompkins, Amy W. Miller, and Andy Weiner, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep from complications of lung disease at the age of 88.
Weiner was born in Brooklyn, NY, on April 1, 1929 to Minnie and Louis Weiner. He graduated from the renowned James Madison High School. During the 1950s he served in the U.S. Army. Subsequently, he and his younger brother Charlie were automotive union organizers in Cleveland, Ohio. He made his living as a writer, beginning in his early years with magazines such as Printers’ Ink and then Dun’s Review, and continuing as a speechwriter for prestigious corporations, like Litton and Fluor. Always being an accomplished musician, he also wrote songs, the most notable being “Forty-Nine Broken Hearts,” recorded by Barry Sadler on his 1966 album, The A Team. Most significant were his books, which have reached, and profoundly influenced, a large audience over more than four decades. His 1973 novel The Morning After, published by Dell/Delacorte, depicted the protagonist’s struggle with alcoholism, and in 1974 it was made into a widely reviewed and acclaimed ABC TV Movie of the Week starring Dick Van Dyke, nominated for an Emmy for his performance. W.W. Norton was the publisher of Weiner’s 1976 non-fiction book Drinking, In 1989, he was hired to write A Day at a Time; written anonymously it became one of the seminal books of the 12-step recovery movement, and has sold many millions of copies in various formats and languages. It remains in print and provides comfort, hope, and inspiration for innumerable people worldwide.
Weiner and his wife Sandy co-authored-- under the pseudonyms Anonymous and J.S. Dorian-- numer-ous recovery books featuring daily spiritual and uplifting meditations, including A New Day, At My Best, Tranquility, A Time to Be Free, and Above and Beyond. All have been widely translated enabling those all over the globe to benefit from their messages. This August 16, 2017 would have marked the 47th anniversary of Weiner’s own sobriety. Although Weiner and Lewis have reached many people through these vol-umes, Weiner maintained the anonymity of the recovery movement throughout his life.Besides his inspiring books, wherever Weiner lived-- whether Los Angeles, his home from 1967, or Oriental where he moved in 1997 because of his love of fishing and nature-- he provided kindhearted support and humble guidance in the fellowship community. He was known for the warmth and empathy he showed to those who needed it most.In addition to his wife, and his three children he is survived by his brother Peter Weiner; three grand-children: Emery Dobyns, Mara Rose Lieber, and Emma D. Miller; a great grandson Louis Dobyns; and a cousin David Gordon. May he rest in peace in the realm of the spirit.
There will be a memorial at a later date. Donations in his name may be made to the Dottie Gray Ambulance Fund.

Mitchell “Mitch” Wayne Nipper, 74, of Grantsboro went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 30, 2017. He was a former member of West Vanceboro Church of God and attended Soldier Ministries and Word Fellowship when his health would allow. Mitchell was a native of Florida but lived most of his life in Vanceboro before mov-ing to Grantsboro eight years ago. He worked most of his life as an auto parts salesman having worked at Paul Auto, Buckman Auto and Norfolk Paint Co. He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Barbara Owens Nipper; daughter, Debra N. Woodall; son, Mitchell B. Nipper; brother, Kenneth T. Nipper; sister, Shirley Nipper Tripp; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His service was held 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 5th at West Vanceboro Church of God with the Rev. Robert Worthington and Rev. Owen Lupton officiating. Graveside services will be held privately. The family received friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or memorial con-tributions may be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Teresa Muse Cooney, 63, of Bayboro, died May 2, 2017 at her home. One of three children born to Carlton and Shirley Muse, she is preceded in death by her mother and brother, Carlton Jr. Growing up, Teresa lived in Key West, Florida and in Bayboro, North Carolina. She attended UNC-CH where she met her husband, John, and earned a BA in Sociology/Psychology. Teresa later attended ECU where she studied Counselor Education and received a MS in School Counseling. Teresa and John enjoyed a lifelong adventure pursuing Carolina Bliss. She was an avid Tar Heel fan and enjoyed following local athletics. Through her work as a Guidance Counselor in the public school system, she fulfilled her dream of helping others. She was highly regarded and respected by her coworkers and the students she served in several high schools in both Pamlico and Craven coun-ties. Heartwarming are the testimonials from students, or her kids as she called them, who expressed invaluable help in providing life lessons and support for them through their journey in high school and beyond. Teresa is fondly remembered for her love of her dogs, her humor and wit, and love for reading. She loved her family and considered her role as “mom” her most important and pleasurable one. She is survived by her father, Carlton Muse, husband, John, sons, John III and Bryant, grandson, Miles, sister, Sue, sister-in-law, Debbie McCotter and nieces Carly and Chelsey. Funeral arrangements are through Bryant Funeral Home. A celebration of life service was held at Bayboro United Methodist Church on May 8th at 2pm. The family received friends at the Bayboro United Methodist Church on Sunday May 7th from 5-6:30pm. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to a scholarship fund or educational charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Beth Elaine Harrington was born waving to everyone with her left arm and continued to entertain us throughout her life. Her alternate personality “Stuffy”, a beloved petite teddy bear, brought smiles to us all. So we don’t have Beth with us now but every time we think of her, she is right here in our hearts. Beth Elaine Harrington was born in Greenville, NC on June 9, 1951 and joined our mother on April 23, 2017, Blanche Hardee Harrington (Dec.) and James Alton Harrington (Dec.), she has one remaining Aunt Lillie Pearl Joyner, age 97. Beth was the “baby” of the family and is survived by four siblings. A sister, Arlene Harrington Cobb, brother-in-law Lawrence Cobb (Dec.), two neph-ews Stephen Cobb and his wife Melanie and their son, Garrett, Mike Cobb and his children, Taylor, Devin, Mikie and Carson, residing in Texas, a brother, James Spencer Harrington and sister-in-law Donna, three nieces, Lisa and her children, Autym, Owen and Paxton, Amber and her daughter, Mackenzie, and Amberle, a nephew Scott Harrington and his wife Tina and children, Spencer and Ashley, who reside in Kansas, a brother, Doug Harrington and sister-in-law Jane and children, a niece Kelly Lake and her husband Brian and children, Courtney and Hunter, a nephew, Jeff Harrington and his children, Chloe and Hanna residing in Florida, a sister, Myra Harrington Blue and brother-in-law, Herb Blue, and children Kim Taylor and her husband, Robert Taylor and children, Jake and Dana, residing in Pamlico County, Gary Blue and his wife Tracy and children, Nicole, Leah, Shane and Blake residing in Seven Spring, N. C. There are numerous cousins and their families throughout the country. Beth graduated from Pitt Community College as an LPN and worked many years at Pitt Memorial Hospital and Greenville Villa. She loved tak-ing care of us and you, if she had the chance. She was very good at playing sports and actually caught a hard ball in her stomach, ouch. There are so many wonderful, funny stories that will be shared at her “Celebration of life” to be announced at a later date via newspaper and social media. If you have anything to add to her special celebration such as funny times, photographs and want to help, please contact me at mhblue@embarqmail.com.
Mary H. Ferris, 84, of Oriental passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at home. She was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York on August 18, 1933. She is survived by her loving husband, Ned; daughter, Stacey E. Ferris of Bolivia, NC; son, Edwin W. Ferris III of Phoenix, Arizona; grandson, Edwin W. Ferris IV of North East, Maryland; and granddaughter, Holly Ferris of Frederick, Maryland. Her memorial service was held 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 2nd at Pamlico United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Pamlico United Methodist Church, Benevolence Fund, c/o Tillie Roberts, 9985 NC Hwy 306 S, Arapahoe, NC 28510.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Yvonne June Stevenson, 85, of Oriental passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Gardens of Pamlico. She was a member of Oriental Methodist Church. She enjoyed sailing around the country with her husband Russ. She is survived by her husband, Russell Stevenson; sons, Grant Stevenson of South Africa and Vaughan Stevenson of Iowa; daughters, Cheryl Worth of South Africa and Peta Lewis of Cape Carteret; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 4th at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Jasper Ray Hannah, 75, of Bayboro passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Crystal Coast Hospice. He loved the Lord and studying the Bible. He also enjoyed farming and fishing and just talking with people. Known as “Papa” to his family, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Hannah; children, Terry Hannah (Pam), Karen Hannah, Tracy Hannah (Ellen) and Jason Hannah (Julie); brothers, “Jar” and “Boy”; sisters, “Big Baby”, “Yunk” and “Sis”; seven grandchildren, Alexis, Justin, Cody, Allison, Anna, Jonathan, and Sasha; and four great-grandchildren with one on the way. His memorial service was held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 6:30 prior to the service and the funeral home.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

On April 16th, Easter Sunday 2017, Edward D. Lupton of Oriental, North Carolina answered a call. A call that he could not refuse, a call that he had been looking forward to for quite some time. Ninety-one years ago on February 8th, 1926, Eddie, as he is referred to by close friends and family, was born to Andrew Lupton and his wife, Grace Lupton. Eddie had the joy of growing up with three sisters, Nellie, Lela and Pansy and a brother, JD, all of which have preceded him in death. As happy as they were, tragedy would soon strike as Eddie’s father, a decorated WW1 Veteran, would finally succumb to the damages received as a result of a mustard gas attack while bravely fighting in the Ardennes forest years earlier. At the time of his father’s death Eddie was still young and being the oldest of five he would start down a path of sacrifice and commitment to others that would define his life. In many ways Eddie helped raise his siblings, eventually seeing them off to live lives scattered across the country from New York to California. During this time, Eddie himself left his beloved home of Oriental , for a brief time, for the port city of Baltimore where he helped the WW2 effort by managing the construction of specially made cargo boxes that would float if their ships torpedoed by German U-Boats while crossing the Atlantic. As time passed the need would arise for Eddie’s siblings to lean on him for support and guidance. A role that he would always greet with open arms. This led to him helping raise several of his nieces and nephews many of which, through his influence, became successful in their own right. Three nieces survive Eddie, Gerri Parker, Becky Daniels and Lydia Consentino. While working as a Manager in Cherry Point’s Facility Department, Eddie befriended Mrs. Eddie Clare Griffin, an elderly neighbor that had recently lost her husband. Over time she became a close friend and mentor. As she grew closer to her death she informed Eddie of her wishes to create a non-profit foundation to help the children of Pamlico County gain an education. Once again Eddie accepted this request with open arms. Through his hard work and dedication for over 40 years dozens of children from Pamlico County that would not have been able to attend college due to financial restraints were now able to with Eddie’s help. This foundation, The Perry-Griffin Foundation remains a staple of Oriental’s economy and continues to provide scholarships to children every year. In early 1982 Judy Berry, the daughter of Eddie’s best friend and her husband, Johnny Berry, came to him with yet another request. At that time Judy was pregnant with their 2nd child and the doctors gave Judy a very slim chance to survive the delivery. She asked Eddie to be that child’s Godfather and in the event she did not survive help her husband raise him. Once again Eddie accepted the request with open arms and on February 17th 1982, John Edward Berry, rightfully named after his Godfather was born. The mother survived delivery but Eddie, always following true to his commitments still helped raise John Edward as if he was his own. They forged a bond as strong as any in history and one that still last to this day. John Edward survives Eddie along with his wife, Jodie, and children, Conner Lewis Berry and Holden Andrew Berry, named after Eddie’s father. Not only did Eddie outsmart the Germans in WW2, help raise his nieces and nephews, grow a foundation from a dream into a reality, and create an unbreakable bond with his Godson, he was also an outstanding member of the Oriental United Methodist Church. Valiantly leading their choir for over 20 years. Eddie put the needs of all these things first, before the needs of his own. And he took each of these commitments with the utmost of seriousness, never faulting and always dependable. Eddie was a man of honor, always true to his word and steadfast with his commitments. He will be missed by many. Services for Edward Lupton were held in the Oriental United Methodist Church at 2:00pm Saturday April 22nd.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Clifton Paul Lupton, Sr., 91, of Hobucken, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a commercial fisherman most of his life. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lupton, son Jerry Wayne Lupton, brothers, Earl Lupton and Forrest Lupton and sisters, Lucy Guthrie and Beulah Bruce. He is survived by one son, Paul Lupton (Cathy); one daughter Pat Armstrong; one brother, Jasper Lupton; two sisters, Elizabeth Campen and Helene Glazebrook; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. His funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 21, 2017 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Allliance, NC


Dr. Ross William Kingsley, age 89, died on April 3, 2017 at his home in Durham, NC. He was born on October 26, 1927 in Erie, PA to the late William F. and Florence J. Kingsley. He was married to MaryAnne Rawa on December 26, 1955. Ross attended Erie Technical High School in Erie, PA. He served in both the Army and the Navy in World War II and the Korean War. He earned a degree in Commerce and Finance from Penn State University. He then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1960. After completing an internship at Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, OH he estab-lished a general practice in Vermilion, OH where he practiced for 37 years. After retiring, he moved to Oriental, NC where he continued to enjoy his love of sailing and being on the water. He later moved to Durham, NC. He was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental and then became a member of St. Benedict’s Anglican Catholic Church in Durham. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, MaryAnne, his daughter Carla Kingsley, D.O. and husband John Ribic, D.O. of Helena, MT, his son Kurt and wife Evangelia of New York, NY. and daughter, Kimberly Kingsley and husband Andrey Tsigler of Hillsborough, NC, and his sister Kirsten French of Tucson, AZ. In addition to his parents, Dr. Kingsley was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Matts.
Funeral Services were held, 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at St. Benedict’s Anglican Catholic Church, Durham, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Benedicts Anglican Catholic Church in Chapel Hill or St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental.
Online condolences may be sent to the Kingsley family by visiting www.walkersfuneralservice.com.
Lela Hopkins Jarvis, 100, passed away in Norfolk on Tuesday. Lela was born in Hobucken, NC to the late James and Eliza Hopkins. She is also predeceased by her husband, Armistead Jarvis, nine sisters and three brothers. Lela made her fam-ily her priority in life and in her spare time she loved gardening and plant-ing flowers. She was a member of Norview Pentecostal Church, Eastern Star Norview Chapter 131, Ladies Shrine and a member of the Scottish Rites. She is survived by her son, Charles; grandchildren, Charles A. Jarvis, II and wife, Natalia, Christopher L. Jarvis, Sr. and wife, Jessica, Jason A. Jarvis, Sr. and wife, Kayla and Kimberly Faye Jarvis Evil Sizer and husband, David; great grandchildren, Aidan, Jacob , Hailey, Jason,II, Elizabeth, Charles A., III, Christopher, II, Savannah, James, Madelyn, Brandon, Ariel, David and Alana. A visitation will be from 6-8pm, Friday at Smith and Williams Norfolk Funeral Home. There will be a funeral service conducted at 11am, Saturday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithandwil-liamsnorfolk.com.
Joseph Alexander Brinson, 79, of Alexandria, Va., passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, in Alexandria. He was a member of the Hudson Club and loved baseball and collecting antique cars. He was preceded in death by his son, Joey Brinson. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Ann Brinson; three sons, Jack, Jeffrey and James Brinson; daughter, Brenda Lee Brinson; sisters, Ramona Gray, Lillian Robinson and Cora Reagan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Interment followed immediately in Harper Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Susan Todorow Rohrman, EdD, of Oriental, NC, passed away peace-fully on April 7, 2017 after a brief illness. She was 61. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gregory Rohrman, her sons Justin Rohrman (Maxine), Patrick Rohrman (Ashlie), her daughter, Sarah Rohrman, and her granddaughter Ruby Rohrman. Additionally, she is survived by her mother, Susan Marie Todorow, brothers Walter Todorow (Sally), Thomas Todorow (Kristen), Christopher, and Matthew Todorow (Linda). She is also survived by her sisters Patty Pelequin (Dennis), and Mary Ellen Rodgers (Ronald). She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Todorow, and her nephew Ryan Pelequin. She was the loving Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Susan was proudest of being a wife and mother. She loved her children unconditionally, and was immensely proud of each of them. She took great joy, and pride, in their independence, their creativity, their love for family, and their dedication to service for others. Susan devoted her life to teach-ing and learning. During her nearly forty years as an educator she taught at Middle Township High School (NJ), was an administrator in the Wildwood School District (NJ), criss-crossed the country training and teaching for the American Reading Company (PA), and finally returned to her true love, the classroom, as a teacher at the Arapahoe Charter School (NC). In 1998 she was selected as the Teacher of the Year for Cape May County. She held degrees from West Chester State College (BA), Glassboro State College (MA), Rowan University (MS), and Wilmington University (EdD). She also held several teaching and administrative certificates. In addition to her beloved family, she leaves behind thousands of children whose lives she improved and inspired, and hundreds of teachers and school administrators who learned from her, and respected her.A Mass of Resurrection will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 402 Freemason St, Oriental, NC 28571 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with The Reverend Jeremiah Day officiating. There will be a visitation vigil the evening before, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, friends are urged to make a donation to “Dr. Susan’s Classroom Closet” at the Arapahoe Charter School (a fund established to provide teachers supplemental materials and supplies for teaching) 9500 NC Hwy 306 S, Arapahoe, NC 28519; The Hospice of Pamlico County, 602 Main St, Bayboro, NC 28515; or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 402 Freemason St, Oriental, NC 28571.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Mark Daniel Hancock, 32, of Grantsboro passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, in Cape May, New Jersey. He attended Latitude Church and was a commercial fisherman which he loved. Mark was a fun loving person who was always smiling. He loved life, his family and friends and was an avid UNC Tarhell fan. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Peggy Deberry; paternal grandfather, William Hancock; and uncle, Donald Hancock. He is survived by his mother, Susie Hancock; father, Jimmy Hancock; daughter, Chasity Fulcher; brothers, Craig Hancock and Chris Hancock; maternal grandparents, Freddie & Brigitte Spence; niece, Kayden Hancock; aunts, Tina Spence Tillman (Glenn), Jane Hancock Smith and Mae Bond; and uncle, Bill Hancock (Katherine). The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Barbara (Bobbie) Cox Alligood (83) died March 22, 2017 at Carolina East Medical Center. She was born in Aurora on June 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Willie and Bessie Cox. Bobbie graduated from Aurora High School in 1951 as valedictorian of her class. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by siblings Irma, Lonie, William, Flora, Alton, Earl, and Malcom. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Ernest Alligood; brother E.B. Cox; daughter Sherri Valerio and partner Sean McCracken; Lucy Holman and husband Matt; grandchildren Robert III, Richard, Ruben, Ryan, Rachel, Brandon, Courtney, Aubree, and Connor; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous neices and nephews. Typical of her giving nature, she chose to donate her body to science. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Dublin Grove FWB Church or the Capital Humane Society.
Fran Kirskey Deaton Bennett passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 21, 2017. Fran was born Mary Frances Kirskey on February 9, 1926 in Fitzsimmons, Colorado to her parents Iola Susan and Oscar Thweatt Kirskey. She attended high school in San Antonio, and then the University of Texas in Austin (go Longhorns)-graduating with her BA in Pshycology in 1946. She married W. Ralph Deaton, Jr. M.D. in 1948, and they proceeded to have six children. As Fran’s youngest child neared the end of high school, Fran went back to school to earn her Masters and PhD in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She became a practicing Psychologist and worked at the Mental Health Center for 7 years in Greensboro. When Ralph retired, they moved to the coast of North Carolina(Oriental) to be with family, and to pursue their love of sailing(a tradition started at High Rock Lake). Fran became the school Psychologist for the Pamlico County Schools. Fran absolutely loved chil-dren and was delighted to have a career where she could help them through learning challenges and other issues. While in Oriental, Fran helped establish Hospice of Pamlico County, and the PEACE preschool at Oriental United Methodist Church. In 1998, after 49 years of marriage, Fran was preceeded in death by her husband Ralph. In 2000, Fran married Truett V. Bennett M.D. and after 5 years together, Fran was pre-ceeded in death by Truett. In 2006, Fran lost her precious son, Bob Deaton.In 2013, Fran moved back to Greensboro to Friends Home West. Everywhere Fran went you could count on her for three things-a life long thirst for learing, a community orientation, and competitiveness. In reuniting with her old friends, and making new friends at FHW, Fran threw herself into volunteering, going to the theatre and musical events, traveling with friends and family, and of course table tennis. After donating a ping pong table to FHW she started a table tennis league and relished her daily games with friends. At the age of 90 in October 2016, Fran won the North Carolina Senior Games in Table Tennis for her age group. You should have seen her smile after that win. Fran also very much enjoyed the fellow-ship of her friends from church-she attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. She was also a member of Oriental United Methodist Church and a contingent member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.Fran is survived by her son Bill and his wife Claudia Deaton of Greensboro, her daughter Elizabeth and her husband Ron Scullin of Warrenton, Virginia, her daughter Susan Deaton of Greensboro, her daughter Ann Deaton of Houston, Texas, and her son John and his wife Karen Deaton of Oriental, North Carolina. Fran is also survived by many wonderful grandchildren-Laura, Matt, Xander, Stephen, Hayley, Brooke, Jake, Robert, Alyson, William, Katelyn, Adrienne, Abbey, Richard, and four great grandchildren-Jake, Madyson, Pearl, and Luke.The memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 31st at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 607 North Greene Street, Greensboro. Following the service the family would like to invite all to a reception-details to be announced at the service. At a later date to be announced there will be a memorial service for Fran on the waterfront in Oriental. The family would like to thank Kay Pearman, Regina (Gigi) Dodson, and Hospice for their loving care of our sweet Fran. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in Fran’s name to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, Juliet’s House Animal Rescue (1111 Monticello Street, Greensboro, 27410) or to any other charity of your choice.

Fannie Rowe Tingle, 90, of Wilson, formerly of Merritt passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Longleaf Neuromedical Treatment Facility. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Tingle of Merritt. Her graveside service was held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 17th at Greenleaf Memorial Park Lakeside Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardison officiating.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Mr. Russell Everette Zurface, age 64, a resident of Aurora, NC passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern after a brave battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3:00pm at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church of Aurora, Rev. Karen Rice Kelly officiating. The family received friends Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 6-8pm at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Russell was born in Greenville, NC on July 19, 1952 son of the late Russell E. Zurface and the late Mary Louise Harrell Zurface. He was a 1970 graduate of Aurora High School and earned his associate degree at Craven Community College. On October 18, 1970 he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, June Rice who still resides in Aurora, NC. Russell was a member of the apprentice program at NADEP Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point in Havelock. He retired from the United States Government following thirty-two years of loyal service. His retirement was due to his battle with cancer. Previously, he was a member of the Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church in Belvoir but attended Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Russell enjoyed the simple things in life such as, fishing, skiing, playing ball, and relaxing on a beach, but most of all he loved being surrounded by his family. Russell enjoyed throwing large parties. He loved to gather family and friends so he could cook a feast for them. His parties ended with a slew of fireworks for everyone to enjoy. Being in the presence of Russell brought joy to any and all as he con-tinuously laughed a contagious laugh and cracked every joke in his book. Russell’s life was enveloped with the love of his wife June and daughter Micki Zurface Warren, her husband Brian of Blounts Creek, their three children; Keith Russell Warren, Gracie Michelle Warren and Leah Beth Warren as well as his brother, Rossell Eugene Zurface and his girlfriend Stephanie Harrington of Raleigh, NC. The abundance of love continues with Russell’s extended family; Sister-in-law: Annette Kelly and her husband Jim Kelly of Virginia Beach; Brother-in-law Robert Rice and his wife Joyce Rice of Mount Olive; Brother-in-law Jimmy Rice and his wife Annette Rice of Newport News, VA; Sister-in-law Paulette Rice of Washington. Russell’s beloved nieces and nephews include: Kathy Davis and her husband Mike Davis of Chesapeake, VA; Karen Kelly and her husband Gary Johnson of Blounts Creek; Roberta Guimond and her husband Scott Guimond of Virginia Beach; Robbie Rice and his wife Elizabeth Rice of Grimesland; Jonathan Rice of Hampton, VA; Leigh Barefoot and Johnny Barefoot of Poquoson VA; Kristi Pease of Chesapeake, VA ; Jennifer Rice and Scott Maready of Grifton; Tim Rice and his wife Samantha Rice of Washington and very special friends Barbara and Ladd Jones of Aurora.Russell was predeceased by his sister Judy Zurface Moore who also lost her battle with cancer. Russell Zurface was a jolly soul who lived a life full of love, adventure and good times and will be remembered forever in the hearts of those who loved him. All who knew Russell would relate to this: “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, our hearts are bro-ken and we’ll miss you Russ.” Memorial gifts may be given to Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 282 Peele Road, Aurora, NC 27806. There will be a private family distribution of ashes at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Russell’s family.

Betty Jo Roberts Baldree, 76, of Arapahoe passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was preceded in death by a son, John Baldree Jr. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John R. Baldree; son, Michael Baldree (Tammy) of Oriental; daughter, Sherry Rice (Brad) of Minnesott Beach; brother, Richard Roberts (Susie) of Goose Creek; sister, Peggy Lee (Mike) of Arapahoe; and four grandchildren, Thomas, Tim & Laura Pollock and Jenna Baldree. Her funeral was held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 14th at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William Drake Harper officiating. Interment was in Greenleaf Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Janet “Jan” C. Stobie, of Dacula, Georgia, January 3, 1926 - February 20, 2017. Janet was born January 3, 1926 to J. Fredrick Cook and Julia Helman Cook in Newark, NJ. She was preceded in death in 2013 by the love of her life and part-ner in an extraordinary journey thru the years, James H. Stobie, and her former husband Robert W. Emeigh who gave her three children who were the joy of her life. Janet is survived by her loving and devoted children, Robert W Emeigh (Judith) of Dacula, GA, Diane Emeigh Packard (Lloyd) of Dacula, GA and David Emeigh ( Christine) of Roanoke, VA who comforted and cared for her in her final days in Home Hospice so she could be surrounded by her beloved animals, bird sanctuary, and flower garden. She is also cherished by stepdaughter Catherine Stobie of California and stepsons Michael Stobie of Denver, CO., and Timothy Stobie of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Additionally, she is survived by grandchildren Cheryl Ritzel (Barry) of Dacula, Jenn Cornell of Atlanta, Beth Rouse (Maj. Dean) of Spotsylvania, VA, Lauren Tye (Capt. Brian) of St. Petersburgh, FL, and Laryssa Emeigh of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren, Ashton Ritzel, Amy Rouse, Carson Rouse, Braedyn Tye, Jim Stobie, Lilly Stobie, Jarred Stobie, Luke Stobie, Noah Stobie, and Kyle Stobie.After years raising her children, successful at many jobs Janet, the beautiful amateur actress/dancer/musician met charming and hand-some Jim Stobie, the sometimes-professional movie and TV actor, Pharmaceutical Sales Manager and Registered Pharmacist while both were performing at the well-known Barn Dinner Theater. The rest as they say “is history”. One of their many adventures included, touring with a Federal Park Service Play Honoring our country’s Bicentennial performing in nearly every National Park over a 2-year period, including Dinner at the home of former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson while in Texas. While still in their 50’s Janet and Jim sold, or rented their homes, put their careers on hold and purchased a 38 ft., two-masted sailboat they named “Banjo” and sailed the Caribbean for over two years visiting nearly every island large or small. When returning from that adventure, cruising the Inland Waterway they stopped in the charm-ing outer-banks fishing village, Oriental, NC, where they immediately purchased a lot and ultimately built their retirement home which they enjoyed for 25 years before moving to Dacula, GA to be near their children and grandchildren.The family invites friends and acquaintances to share a time of life celebration and remembrance with them on March 26, 2017. At 1453 Mulberry Creek Ct, Dacula, GA (Hamilton Mill) from 2 to 4 PM.

Addie Peru Vaughan Durham, age 93, passed away on February 27, 2017. She was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, October 31, 1923. She was predeceased by her parents, Addie and Clayton Vaughan and her sister, Olivia Vaughan Harvey. Addie was a graduate of Bowling Green Business University. She was an active member of Arapahoe United Methodist Church where she held positions as President of the Faith Circle of the United Methodist Women, head of the Lay Shepherd Program, a member of the bereavement committee and served as Chairwoman of the Administration Council. Addie was predeceased in death by her husband Major James O. Durham, Jr. (retired). Addie traveled all over the United States and overseas with her husband and children. She is survived by her 3 children; daughter Marsha Carol Coope and husband Peter Coope of New Milford, CT; Sons James O. Durham,III and wife Sharon Durham of Walkersville, MD and Robert V. Durham and wife Kathy Durham of Lexington, KY; 6 grandchildren; Michael V. Coope, Alison Coope Bailey, Samantha J. Bekken, Scott O. Durham, Alexander V. Durham and Benjamin E. Durham; 1 great-grandson Griffin M. Bailey.A Memorial Service will be held on March 11, 2017 at 11:00 at Arapahoe United Methodist Church. (A Burial Service will be held at a later date in Campbellsville, KY) In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in her name to Arapahoe United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.stauffer-funeralhome.com.
Mollie Ballance Campen, 103, of Lowland passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.She was a member of Wardens Grove OFWB Church and the Order of Eastern Star.She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Albert S. Campen; son, Eric A. Campen; son-in-law, Reginald Caroon; and granddaughter, Angel C. Woodard.She is survived by two daughters, Edith C. Jonson (Bob) of Maribel and Lottie C. Caroon of Lowland; two sons, Floyd E. Campen (Martha) of Minnesott Beach and Albert L. Campen of Havelock; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth L. Campen of Cape Carteret; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great grandchildren.Her funeral will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 8th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. John Carawan, Earl Sadler Jr., and Wesley Taylor officiating. Interment will follow immediately at the Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park.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 The Gideons, PO Box 37, Bayboro, NC 28515, FWB Children’s Home, PO Box 249, Middlesex, NC 27557, or University of Mount Olive, 634 Henderson St., Mount Olive, NC 28365.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Philip Lewis Heckhaus III died Thursday, January 26, 2017.He leaves his lovely wife Evelyn; He also leaves a son Philip Heckhaus IV of New Bern and a daughter Maryanne and partner Eric of Peekskill, NY and their children, Mychal, Brice and Trevor; two stepsons Kyle Harrison and wife Dayne of Mebane, NC and their children, Haley (Levin), Benners and Nathaniel, and Edward Harrison of New Bern; stepdaughter Corinne Shostack and husband Keith of Cary, NC and their children, David and Richard; his brother Donald Heckhaus and wife Karen of Phoenix, AZ; and sister-in-law Ginny Heckhaus of Annapolis, MD.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Alicia Heckhaus and his brother Richard Heckhaus.
P. L. Heckhaus was born in New York City May 20, 1930 to Philip, Jr. and Mary Heckhaus. He grew up and was educated in N.Y. and graduated in 1948 from Brooklyn Technical High School. In 1962 he received a Bachelor of Science degree, and in 1966 a Master of Science degree, from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, now the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
While attending college at night, he worked as a form designer for reinforced concrete construction, then the New York Telephone Co. As a member of the United States Naval Reserve he was called to active duty in the Korean War and served aboard a wooden hulled minesweeper as their electronics technician. When released from service, he returned to New York Telephone and spent the majority of time in Marketing and Market Research, investigating various industries to determine how they could better use communications. His major effort was the airlines, where he completed a study of their air cargo operation, which identified major telecom-munications changes. He was transferred to the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. to become their inter-face with the Airline Industry. He returned to N.Y. Tel. and served in many managerial positions in Marketing and Sales. He was on loan to The New York City Partnership Inc. to study the operations of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and made recommendations on how to achieve improved performance in their operations. He retired in 1985.
While studying for his degree he was an officer of Polytechnic’s Evening Student Organization and was elect-ed President of The International Association of Evening Student Councils, where he presented information to the U.S. Congress that resulted in increased tuition compensation and “tax relief” for students that served in the Military. He continued being involved with his college, for two years was President of The Polytechnic Institute of New York Alumni Association, and in 1975 he was awarded their “Distinguished Alumni Award”, and he was also Commander of the N.Y. American Legion Post #422.
He retired to Oriental, NC and assisted in forming the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 2003, and served as Vice Flotilla Commander. He served as Commodore of the Sailing Club of Oriental, President of the Craven County American Association of Retired People. For several years he was a member of the Pamlico County Board of Elections. While a member of the Oriental Rotary Club he was awarded the “Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award”. Many years he golfed at the Minnesott Golf and Country Club, served the local Literacy Counsel and many capacities with Oriental’s Music and Theater groups. He was also a member of New Bern’s American Legion Post #739, Riverside United Methodist Church, the local AARP and the Arc.
A memorial service was heldon February 1 at Riverside United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Harr offi-ciating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, 405 Avenue A, New Bern, NC 28560. Online condolences may be directed to www.pollockbest.com.
Nancy Pickles, 67, of Bayboro passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church. Nancy worked with the P.C. school system as the librar-ian for many years then retired from Pamlico County Correctional Facility. She was an avid baseball fan and loved the Orioles. She enjoyed playing the piano, all things hummingbirds and her dogs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis & Velma Pickles. She is survived by her son, Ellis Pickles and fiancée, Alyssa Chase of New Bern; grandchild, Evelyn Chase; and cousins, Trudy Pickles Cleere of Bayboro and Claudia Meeks of Goldsboro. Her memorial service will be held, 6 p.m., Thursday, February 23rd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Cauley officiating.Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Thomas Francis McCue Jr., 78, of Merritt formerly of Babylon, Long Island, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the American Legion, Bronx, NY. He also coached little league football for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas McCue, Sr.; mother, Mary McGee; brothers, Donald, Michael and Shawn McCue and Steven McGee; and sister, Joann Lee. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 55 years, Helga Mc-Cue; sons, Thomas F. McCue III and wife, Liz, and Timothy McCue and wife, Cassandra; sister, Mau-reen Natalie and husband, Louie; brother-in-law, Lud Wenderoth and wife, Barbara; and sister-in-law, Sue Bloodnick and husband, Marty; and many nieces and nephews. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Mark Alan Wetherington, 51 of Dover, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday Febru-ary 11, 2017. He is predeceased by his father, Jimmy Wetherington. He is survived by his son, Kyle Wetherington and fiancé Leslie ofGrantsboro, NC; mother, Hilda Faye Sutton and husband Ricky of Cove City, NC; sister, Tammy Freeman and husband Eddie of Pikeville, NC; brother, Tim Wetherington and wife Annette of Clayton, NC; and fiancéAndrea Laws of Dover, NC. A Memorial Service was held at 11 am on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at Wintergreen Free Will Baptist Church in Cove City with Dr. Neal Cox officiating.
Arrangements by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.

Grace Jane Lamberson, 73, of Oriental passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC
Kimberly Dawn Meekins, 22, of Bayboro passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017.She attended Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church. Kimberly was a loving person, she always had a smile for everyone and never a complaint. She attended the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh. She is survived by her parents, James “Jimmy” & Tina Meekins; brother, Landen Meekins; maternal grandparents, Kelly & Cathy Day; grandfather, Dennis Price; aunts and uncles, Michael & Cindy Day, Barbara & Jerry Price and Brenda & Tommy Bennett; and numerous cousins. Her graveside service was held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2nd at Paul Cemetery, Silver Hill with the Rev. Cindy Midyette offici-ating. The family received friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at her parent’s home, 152 Paul Farm Rd., Grantsboro. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Michael “Mike” Allen McDaniels Sr., 61, of Florence passed away Monday, January 30, 2017, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He worked as a commercial fisherman all his life and was a lov-ing husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cathy McDaniels; son, Michael McDaniels Jr. of Florence; daughter, Casie McDaniels Bennett of Bayboro; niece, Jolina Houston of Alliance; brother, Buddy; sisters, Nina and Marsha, all of Florida; and five grandchildren, Brittany, Jade, Payton, Jaxon and Josephene. The family received friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd at Bryant Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.

Jeffrey Wayne Padrick, 54, of Grantsboro passed away Friday, January 27, 2017, at Vidant Medical Center. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was also a member and Vice President of the New Bern Chapter of Pure Platinum Motorcycle Club where he was known as “Cowboy”. He was preceded in death by his father, Shellie Padrick and a sister, Beverly. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Dixon Padrick; mother, Sarah Jane McDermott; step-mother, Cookie Padrick; sons, Jeff Padrick Jr. (Bethany) of New Bern, Samuel K. Stejskal (Sherri) of Corpus Christi, TX and Steven M. Nyberg of Grantsboro; daughters, Brittany M. Nyberg of the home and Charmon Sadler of Grantsboro; sisters, Amy Tomei of Georgia, Patsy Creighton (Alex) of Chapel Hill and Kristine Cochran of New Bern; and three grandchildren. His memorial service, with military honors, will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 1st at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Pennington officiating.The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home and other times at the home, 107 Old Bay River Rd. Grantsboro. In lieu of flowers the family requested contributionsbe made to either of Jeff’s favorite charities, American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or Kennedy Home c/o Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360 or any other charity of choice.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.
Malcom Ross Selden, of Oriental, North Carolina, died on Sunday, January 15, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his fiancé Sandy Bell, his brother and siste-in-law Stephen and Jane, his-brother-in law Robert Webster, his nephews Jonathan, Malcolm, Alec, David and Andrew, and several grand-nephews and grand-nieces. His sister Beverlee, predeceased him. Known as “Uncle Mal” to his family and many friends, he was the son of the late Irving Selden and Irene Nesbitt Selden of West Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from West Hartford Hall High School and entered the U. S. Navy in 1958, serving on the aircraft carrier USS Wasp. He joined his father’s electrical contracting business, becoming a life-long licensed master electrician. In the mid 1980’s he moved to North Carolina to be near his family and became a construction project manager at UNC Chapel Hill. He retired to Oriental in 2000 where he constructed his home on the banks of the Neuse River and enjoyed the commanding views of Pamlico Sound.

Sammie Lee Daughety Jr., 62 of Bayboro, passed away on Tuesday January 17, 2017.
Arrangements by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.
Brantley “Drake” Whichard, 2 ½ month old son of Chase and Stephanie Whichard, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Vidant Medical Center. A funeral service was held Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington conducted by Pastor Ron Bousquet. Ab urial followed in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Aaron Gaskins and Dom Totten will served as pallbearers. “Drake” was born in New Hanover County on November 1, 2016. He is survived by his parents, Brandon “Chase” Whichard and Stephanie EileenMarie Poppell Whichard of the home; paternal grandparents, Mark and Tammy Sadler Osnoe of New Bern, Jeffrey and Karla Whichard of Miami, FL; maternal grandparents, Britt and Lynda Poppell of New Bern; paternal great grandparent, William H. “Billy” Whichard of Chocowinity; maternal great grandparents, Louanna Rozier of Hinesville, GA, Sammy Poppell of Darien, GA, Jeanie Oliver of Bristol, TN and several aunts, uncles and extended fam-ily members. The family received friends Wednesday, January 18, at the funeral home and other times at the home of his paternal great grandfather, Billy Whichard, 3068 Whichards Beach Road, Chocowinity. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Brantley “Drake” Whichard Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1465, Washington, N.C. 27889. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Whichard family.