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 Gladys Cowell Abbott

Gladys Cowell Abbott, 83, of Bayboro died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Mt. Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Abbott, and one sister, Minnie Mai Spencer.  She is survived by one son, Johnny Abbott and wife, Jean, of Bayboro; four daughters, Marie Metts and husband, Joe, of Reelsboro, Betty Ireland of Bayboro, Daisy Galland of Reelsboro and Goldie Temple of Bayboro; four brothers, Carol A. Cowell Jr. of Oriental, Frank Cowell of Reelsboro, Steve Cowell of Washington state, and Tim Cowell of Reelsboro; two sisters, Laura Simpson of Stonewall and Connie Lewis of Rose Hill; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at Celestial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bob Yates officiating. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at other times at the home of Johnny Abbott, 215 Seawell Loop Road, Bayboro, N.C. 28515.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance, N.C.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, June 19, 2008)

Amber Lusk Ackerley

Amber Lusk Ackerley, 39, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2006, at her family home in Phoenix, Ariz.She was born in Phoenix but called Oriental, N.C., home for most of her adult life. She was a very loving and compassionate person who did everything she could to make everyone around her happy. She may be gone, but she'll never be forgotten.  A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Oriental Untied Methodist Church with Rev. Stan Brown officiating.  She is survived by one son, Athan Ackerley of Fayetteville; two daughters, Andrea Ackerley of Oriental and her children, Anthony and Ambria Ackerley, and Juanita Miller of Pamlico County; two sisters, Holly Jile and Rebel Lusk of Arizona; her mother, Shirley Moore; and her father, Donald Lusk.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 13, 2006)

Ethel O. Ackerman

Ethel O. Ackerman, age 86, died on July 8, 2006, after an extended illness. Ethel is survived by her loving husband, Stewart Ackerman; three children, Stewart Ackerman Jr. of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Duke Ackerman of Castine, Maine, and Lynn Mullany of Gainesville, Virginia. Ethel is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Ethel was a resident of Oriental for more than 20 years during which time she was active in the Pamlico Chorale, Oriental Women’s Club, Hospice of Pamlico and other volunteer activities. She enjoyed her family, gardening, sailing and travel.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Oriental United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Dr. George Duffie and organist Byard Bridge. The family will greet visitors following the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 10, 2006)

Ralph Stewart Ackerman

ORIENTAL - Ralph Stewart Ackerman, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Two Rivers Healthcare, Trent Campus, in New Bern.  He was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church. He was past commodore and member of SCOO in Oriental.  He is survived by two sons, Stew Ackerman Jr. of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Jeff Ackerman of Castine, Maine; one daughter, Lynn Mullany of Gainesville, Va.; one sister, Sallie Crawford of Walton, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Lou Mac Park in Oriental with the Rev. Keith Sexton officiating.  The family will receive friends in the park one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, September 17, 2010)

 Ella Dale Stewart Adams
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, July 4, 2009)

Jay Cea Adams

ARAPAHOE - Jay Cea Adams, 77, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m., at the home by the Rev. Glenn Tripp.  Mr. Adams was born Sept. 11, 1930, the son of the late Jack and Allie Adams. He retired in 1973 after serving 20 years with the U.S. Military Services. He also worked as a equipment operator for six years before moving to Pamlico County as a commercial fisherman. He enjoyed fishing, watching Nascar and spending time with his family. He was proceeded in death by his son, Jay Cea Adams Jr.; and sisters, Elva Branch and Dean Adams. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Connie L. Adams; daughter, Dayon Tripp and husband, Pat, of Charlotte; sons, Jack Adams of Ayden, Carey Adams and wife, Susan, of Chocowinity, Alex Adams and wife, Carolyn, of Merritt; sisters, Dorothy Gurganus of Thomasville, Hazel Reel, Merelene Smith, Linda Vandyke and husband, Van, all of Greenville; brothers, Bruce Adams and wife, Janice, of Ayden, Mike Adams and wife, Phyllis, of Belvoir; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends at the home, 9291 Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Saturday, October 27, 2007)

Frances Ahkao

Frances Ahkao, 97, of Oriental died Saturday, April 11, 2009.  She was born on August 2, 1911. Frances was the patriarch of the Polish side of the family. She lived in Schenectady, N.Y., for most of her life. In her earlier years, she worked for the telephone company as a telephone operator and later became, with her husband, Joseph, the owners of several Jackson Avenue Apartments. There she helped many people, both young and old, who till this day remember and speak of her with great respect and regard.  The last 13 years of her life were spent living in Oriental, North Carolina, with her son Richard and daughter-in-law, Jean. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Schenectady, N.Y., and St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Oriental. She loved life, loved her church and family, and loved reading books.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.  She is survived by her son, Richard of Oriental; four grandchildren, Roxane McPeters of Albany, N.Y., Richard J. Ahkao of Belleville, Mich., Allen P. Ahkao of Berkeley Heights, N.J. and Andrew Ahkao of Dumont, N.J.; and 10 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 20, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Oriental with Father Paul Mizener officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, April 19, 2009)

Evelyn Burnette Aiken

ORIENTAL - Evelyn Burnette Aiken, 87, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at her home in Oriental.  She was born in Cheraw, S.C. and grew up in Hartsville, S.C. She attended Limestone College and graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia in 1941 with a degree in business. She was secretary of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and served on the Baptist Student Union governing board.  After graduation she moved to Washington and worked briefly for the Treasury Department before joining the Department of Agriculture. Her long and successful career as a budget officer took her to assignments in Germany during World War II and later to Fairbanks, Alaska.  She married the love of her life, Russell Aiken, in 1968, and together they lived in Springfield and Oakton., Va., as well as Temple, Texas. Evelyn moved to Oriental after Russ’ untimely death in 1979. In Oriental, Evelyn was to become known as the “ambassador of goodwill” through her church work and through her business, “Unique Antiques.” Evelyn said she never wanted people to feel unwelcome and so no one felt like a stranger after meeting Evelyn.  For many years, she was the church clerk at Free Will Baptist in Oriental. There her duties included introducing newcomers to the church and keeping records of church members. Evelyn often entertained in her home, or visited shut-ins and the elderly bringing them flowers, a fruit basket or one of her tasty deserts. She touched hundred of lives with her grace and thoughtfulness.  Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 tonight at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Oriental with the Rev. Thomas Denton officiating and the Rev. Murray Etheridge will give the eulogy. A luncheon following the service will be served at the church.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va., with Father O’Brien officiating.  Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Aiken; her mother and father, Eula Brewer and Clyde Aubrey Burnette; a sister, Susan McManus; and two brothers who passed away in childhood, Clyde Aubrey Burnette Jr., and Howard Douglas Burnette.  She is survived by her brother, Wesley “Bert” Burnette of Oriental, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends, all of whom will miss her very much.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, July 26, 2007)

Birma Lee Alcock

HOBUCKEN - Birma Lee Alcock, 88, died Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She taught school in the Pamlico County School System for 37 years. She was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church and attended Vandemere United Methodist Church.  A funeral service was held Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Roach and the Rev. Claude Nethercutt officiating. Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery. The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday prior to the funeral and other times at the home of Frank and Hazel Alcock, 881 Lowland Road, Hobucken.  Mrs. Alcock was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Alcock, Jr. and is survived by one son, Frank Alcock and wife Hazel of Hobucken; one daughter, Mary Lee Pearson and husband Charles of Charleston, SC; one brother, Harry Lee, Sr. of Arapahoe; two sisters, Bessie Parsons of Arapahoe and Reba Babb of Holly Springs, NC; four grandchildren, Charles Pearson, III and wife Beverly of Charleston, Jason Lee Pearson and wife Christi of Charleston, Kim Alcock Peed and husband Scott of Alliance and Frankie Alcock and wife Jennifer of New Bern; and six great-grandchildren, Taylor Pearson, Brooke Pearson, Evan Pearson, Kristin Peed, Kara Peed and Caleb Alcock.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2004)

Lillie Whealton Alcock
[Oct. 1, 1900 - Jan. 23, 2000]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Jan. 24, 2000)

Madge Carawan Alcock
[Aug. 3, 1907 - June 19, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – June 1999)

Rosa Nadine Alcock
[Apr. 3, 1906 - Mar. 1, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper – March 1999)

Thomas Alcock
[Feb. 1870 - Nov. 21, 1904]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper)

Notes:
1) Thomas Alcock was probably buried in the Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken, rather than the Bennett Cemetery as mentioned in his obituary.  The Goose Creek Islander, 1874-1974, pg. 82, “C.B.H. Lodge”, lists the following member names, in particular, Walter Barnett, “Charitable Brotherhood Lodge No. 2, District 4, of Hobucken was organized around 1904. . . . Some early members were L. Edward Barnett, Walter Barnett, Josiah Lupton, Simeon Sadler, Jack Lupton, Joe Sadler, . . .”
2) 1880 U.S. Census, Pamlico Co., NC, pg. 307 B (stamped), listed as Thomas B. Alcock, age 10, works on farm, son to hd of hhd #98-98 Albert G. Alcock, age 46, widowed, farmer, with bro Solomon, age 6.
3) Thomas Allcock, age 21, married Katie Sadler, age 18, in Hyde County, NC on Oct. 6, 1891.
4) 1900 U.S. Census, Pamlico Co., NC, pg. 59 A (stamped), listed as Tomas Alcock, age 29, farm laborer, hd of hhd # 92-92 with wife Catherine A., age 25, children Ida May age 5, Clement age 2.
5) 1910 U.S. Census, Walker Street, Durham Ward 3, Dist 0038, Durham, NC, pg. 201 A (stamped), listed as Katie Alcocke, age 35, widowed, mother of 4 w/4 living, laborer in Hosiery Mill, hd of hhd #319-190-205 with children Ida age 15 laborer in Hosiery Mill, Eddie age 8.

Herbert B. Alcox, Sr.

Herbert B. Alcox, Sr., 91, of 2725 Shore Drive, a retired supervisor, died Dec. 25, 1994, in a local hospital.  Mr. Alcox was born in Pamlico County, N.C., and was a Protestant. He was retired from the Naval Supply Center. He was a 50-year member, chaplain emeritus and past master of Corinthian Masonic Lodge (NU)266, AF & AM; Scottish Rite Bodies; Khedive Temple AAONMS; and charter member of the Knights of Mecca.  Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Brown Alcox; four daughters, Joyce M. Coleman of Lynchburg, Va., Mary Ann Davidson and Leona Vinson, both of Virginia Beach, and Alverta Jarmen of Chesapeake; a son, Herbert B. Alcox, Jr. of Virginia Beach; a brother, Joseph H. Alcox of Riddings, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A graveside service with Masonic rites will be accorded at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Warren Chapman. The family will be at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and at the residence at other times. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Khedive Temple, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23320, or to a favorite charity.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 27, 1994; pg. B6)

Hilda Alderman

RALEIGH - Hilda Alderman of 269 Springmoor Drive, Raleigh passed away Sunday night at Rex Hospital.  Before her move to Raleigh, she was a long time resident of Grantsboro, N.C. where she was a proud and dedicated member of Bayboro United Methodist Church. Her accomplishments were many but one she was particularly proud of was her role as secretary/treasurer of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society for 25 years.  Mrs. Alderman was the wife of the late Pete Alderman and the daughter of the late Nathan Dennis Ford and Lillie Mae Curry. Growing up in the south, she developed a love of gardening, cooking, embroidery and needlepoint. She leaves behind many beautiful hand made treasures including elaborate Christmas stockings that will be enjoyed by her family for many years.  She is survived by her son, Ray S. Alderman of Scottsdale, AZ; her daughter, Dr. Sabra A. McNeill and her husband, Jim, of Raleigh, NC; her grandchildren, Bruce Dilworth, Marshall Drez, Emily Alderman and Paul Woodard, II; and her great grandchildren, Austin Drez and Ford Dilworth.  Her family will miss so many wonderful things about her but in particular her great sense of humor, sweet soft kisses, and her loving spirit.  In lieu of flowers, Hilda requested contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, designated for the Pamlico County Chapter, at 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834 or toll free 1-800-227-2345.  The family will join with local friends for a brief memorial service 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2004 in Room 273-A, Springmoor Retirement Community.  Funeral arrangements include family visitation 7:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5th and a memorial service celebrating her life, Sunday, June 6th at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, N.C., performed by Reverend Phyllis Mayo, Chaplain at Springmoor Retirement Community.  A private family graveside service will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern, N.C.   (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - June 3, 2004; pg. B8)

Claretta M. Alexander

Claretta M. Alexander, 82, of the 900 block of Tifton St., died March 2, 2001, at Tandem Health Care.  ''Clara,'' a widow, was born in Pamlico County to the late Julia Ann Mann and Hezekiah Mann. She retired in 1953 as a machine operator for Norfolk Tobacco Co. after 10 years and in 1962 after six years in food service with Norfolk Public Service. Mrs. Alexander was a faithful and dedicated member of Union United Church of Christ for more than 50 years and attended regularly until her health no longer permitted her to do so. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; to know her was to love her.  Survivors include her son, Joseph S. Eure, Jr.; two sisters, Lenora Merritt of Oriental, N.C., and Mary E. Amey of Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union United Church of Christ, 877 Goff St., Norfolk, by the Rev. Joseph M. Copeland. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hale Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 7, 2001; pg. B8)

Elsie McLawhorn Alexander

Elsie McLawhorn Alexander, 93, of Stonewall passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, February 3, 2014.  She was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church and the Ina Gaskins Circle.  She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Harold Alexander; son, Charles (Lois) Alexander; daughters, Barbara (Lester) Carey and Ann (Charles) Holton; grandchildren, Donna Holton (Charles, deceased) Rice, Chuck (Joanna) Holton, Sheryl Holton (Gene) Galin, Karen Alexander (Chip Dombrowsky), Shannon Alexander (Brian) Ellenberg, Stephen (Penny) Carey, Douglas (Amanda) Carey and Amy Carey (Steven) Smith; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jessica Rice, Zackary, Isabella, and Cecilia Holton, Michael, Alexandria, and Nicholas Galin, Stephanie Carey (Ryan) Hardison, Roy (Hope Lilly, friend) Carey, Donna Connell (Michael) Gordon, Stephen Carey, Jr., Carey, Aiden and Bailey Smith, Savannah, Beau, deceased, and Tyler Ellenberg and Hunter Dombrowsky; great-great grandchildren, Reid Carey and Abigail Hardison; and special family children, Steven, David and Jaclyn Lilly.  Her funeral will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 5 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Gainey and the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Adrian Allen, Jr.

Adrian Allen Jr. died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at The Gardens of Pamlico in Grantsboro.  His Funeral will be held at noon today at Willie L. Shaw Jr. Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pine Forest Cemetery.  Arrangements are by John H. Shaw's Son Funeral Home, Wilmington.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 19, 2010)

David Earl Allen, Sr.
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – May or June 2002)

Lena Kirkman Allen

Lena Kirkman Allen, 71, of 2002 Chestnut Ave. died Friday, May 16, 2008, at Two Rivers Healthcare-Trent Campus.  She was a native of Pamlico County and was a New Bern resident for over 50 years. She attended Craven Community College and Shaw University. She was employed with Head Start for 32 years and received the Director's Award in 1996.  The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Star of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Miller St., with the Rev. Kareem Buck officiating. The interment will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Winfred Walter Allen Sr. of the home; three daughters, Franchena McFadyen of New Bern, Sandra Hickman of Greenville, and Jennifer Phillips of Raleigh; one son, Winfred Walter Allen Jr. of Maury; four brothers, Shelton Kirkman Jr. of Wilson, Andrew Kirkman of Badin, Clifton Kirkman of New Bern and Jerome Kirkman of Deland, Fla.; four sisters, Gerturde Hester, Lois Jamison, Dorothy Adams, all of New Bern, and Jeannie Edwards of Hampton, Va.; 23 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary and an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, May 21, 2008)

William Thomas Allen, Sr.
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, October 21, 2009)

Ricky W. Anderson
[Jan. 27, 1960 - June 7, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – June 2001)

Mary Mayo Andrews

Mary Mayo Andrews, 82, of Finn Road, died March 9, 2000, at her residence.  Born in Hobucken, N.C., she was the widow of William Guilford Andrews and had retired as a fifth-grade teacher. She taught in the Virginia Beach and North Carolina school systems. Mrs. Andrews was a member of Baylake United Methodist Church and its Ruth Reynolds Circle. She was a former member of Alliance United Methodist Church in Alliance, N.C. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bayboro, N.C., and vice president of the Ocean Park Women's Club.  Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Olivia Andrews of San Francisco, Calif.; and two brothers and their wives, J. Alfred Mayo Jr. and Elsie L. Mayo of New Bern, N.C., and Hallett W. Mayo and Glenda I. Mayo of Goldsboro, N.C. She was predeceased by a sister, Lois M. Jones.  A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Ted. E. David. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Town Cemetery in Bethel, N.C., by the Rev. Robert W. Simpson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 10, 2000; pg. B8)

Phyllis T. Andrews

ORIENTAL - Phyllis T. Andrews, 72, beloved wife of Robert T. Andrews for 51 years went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Oriental First Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by a son, Robert T. Andrews, Jr.  Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oriental First Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Burroughs officiating. Burial will be at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Baltimore, Md. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  She is survived by her husband, Robert T. Andrews; one daughter, Nancy Schadie and husband, Stephen of Rising Sun, Md.; one sister, Nancy Beveridge and husband Paul of Salem, Va.; and two grandchildren, Stephanie Schadie and Kimberly Osborne and husband, Carl.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 27, 2007)

Mary Olie Ange

HAMPTON - Mrs. Mary Olie Ange, 76, died Friday, Dec. 8, 1995.  She was born in Hobucken, N.C. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God.  She is survived by her husband, James L. Ange Sr. of Hampton; one son, James L. Ange Jr. of Newport News; one daughter, Mary Margaret Wells of Newport News; one sister, Julia L. Moore of Hampton; six grandchildren, Joseph E. Sherrod Jr., Margaret Ginger Kruse, Cindy L. Ange, Dallas J. Sherrod, Racquel N. Ange and Mary Darlene Sherrod; and 13 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Parklawn Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. David Highlander.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - December 10, 1995; pg. B6)

Maxine Willis Angel

ARAPAHOE - Maxine Willis Angel, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Two Rivers Health Care Center in New Bern.  Mrs. Angel was a member of Bethany Christian Church, where she had served as a deaconess.  Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Christian Church Pavilion with the Rev. Gary Edge officiating. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery in Arapahoe.  She is survived by one son, Andrew Lee Angel and wife, Jenny, of Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Christine Angel Sides and husband, Randy, of Arapahoe and Maxine Angel Copeland and husband, Bill, of Brunswick, Ga.; one brother, Herbert Willis and wife, Mary, of Minnesott Beach; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, October 18, 2007)

William Ernest Arledge

KINSTON - William "Billy" Ernest Arledge, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Lenior Memorial Hospital.  He enjoyed horseback riding, swimming and outings. He lived at the Caswell Center for over 59 years.  He is survived by two sisters, Sandi Small of Grantsboro and Annette Wilkinson of Reelsboro; one half-brother, William Brite Jr. of Alliance; three aunts, Iris Keel Dixon of Grantsboro, Frances Keel Wilkinson of Hubert and Juna Keel Teal of Bayboro.  A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Sandhill Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Ham officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, September 10. 2011)

Bernice Johnson Armond

VANDEMERE - Bernice Johnson Armond, 92, of 685 Pennsylvania Ave., Vandemere, died Friday, Sept. 30 at the Two Rivers Healthcare Facility in New Bern.  Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at noon in the Antioch United Church of Christ with the Rev. Genard Sawyer, pastor, officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Hudnell Cemetery.  She was a lifetime member of Antioch United Church of Christ serving as a choir member, musician of the church for over thirty years. She was an active member of the Countywide Mission Circle.  She is survived by: five sons, Walter H. Armond of Cheraw, S.C., Edward L. Armond of the home, Stanley Armond of New Bern and Charles C. Armond of Charlotte; three daughters, Jennie L. Armond of Brooklyn, N.Y., Janice D. Squires of Bayboro and Beulah L. Armond of Greensboro; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive guests at 658 Pennsylvania Ave. in Vandemere and at 1471 Chinchilla Drive, Bayboro.  Viewing will be held on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, October 6, 2011)

Alma Williams Armstrong
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, March 27, 1985; pg. 15)

Gary Wayne Armstrong

BAYBORO - Gary Wayne Armstrong, 53, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at home.  He attended the Church of God of Prophecy.  He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Smith and Samantha Armstrong, both of Grantsboro; three brothers, Johnny Armstrong of China Grove, Ronnie Armstrong of Reelsboro and Gerald Armstrong of Aurora; five sisters, Eleanor Harrell of New Bern, Mary Lamb of New Bern, Laura Syers of Arapahoe, Kathy Toler of Alliance and Janice Hill of Cove City; and one grandchild.  His funeral will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Celestial Memorial Gardens, Cash Corner.  The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Ronnie Armstrong, 743 Bennett Farm Road, Reelsboro.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Gracie Lee Armstrong

Gracie Lee Armstrong, 82, of Irvington, AL formerly of Macon County, NC died February 16, 2010. She is survived by her children, Oscar Armstrong, Horace Armstrong, Dot Nolan and Randy Armstrong, Danny Armstrong and Janie Clary; one brother, Harrison Davis; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens, Cash Corner. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Feb. 24, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Kenneth Earl Armstrong

Kenneth "Earl" Armstrong, 63, formerly of Pamlico County, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by a son, Timmy Armstrong and wife Betty of Grantsboro; a daughter, Lori Moore and husband Kirby of Grantsboro; brothers Donald, Michael, Bryan and Joseph Armstrong, all of New Bern and Oral Armstrong of North Carolina; sisters, Audrey Jones, Marie Adams, Brenda Armstrong, and Peggy Armstrong, all of New Bern; and two grandchildren.  Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Celestial Memorial Gardens in Vandemere with the Rev. McDonald Bennett officiating. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, March 9, 2008)

Nora Lucille Fulcher Armstrong

ORIENTAL - Nora Lucille Fulcher Armstrong, 80, died Tuesday, June 17 at her home. A graveside service was held Wednesday, July 18, 11 am, in the Oriental Cemetery with the Rev. Murray Etheridge and the Rev. Lee Toler officiating.  She was a member of Oriental First Baptist Church.  She is survived by one son, Evan Pierce, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA; one daughter, Brenda Swindell of Stonewall; her mother, Nora R. Fulcher of Britthaven of Pamlico; two sisters, Sabra Elizabeth Willis of New Bern and Lena Marie Broughton of Oriental; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2003)

Oscar Lee Armstrong

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Oscar Lee Armstrong, 67, formerly of Pamlico County, passed away on June 28th, 2014, at his home in Chesterfield Va.  Oscar was born October 26, 1946, in Maribel were he was raised and lived most of his adult life. He was a Vietnam Veteran and retired commercial fisherman. He was a graduate of Pamlico County High School and Craven Community College with a degree in mechanics.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gracie Armstrong and one brother, Roy Armstrong.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Annette Jones Armstrong of the home; one son, Bradford "Brad" Armstrong of Chesterfield, Va.; two grandchildren who were the light of his life, grandson Matthew Armstrong of Vanceboro and granddaughter Kaylea Armstrong of Chesterfield, Va.: his brothers, Horace, Randy and Danny Armstrong of Irvington, Alabama; his sisters, Dorothy (Stanley) Nolan and Jane (Kevin) Clary of Irvington, Alabama.  Oscar will be remembered by his grandchildren, nieces and nephews as a loving Pop and uncle who spoiled them with candy anytime they visited. He always had candy, snacks and something interesting to show and talk to them about on stand by in case he received a visit. He also enjoyed cooking, working in his yard and for many years, he had a green thumb and he raised a beautiful garden. It made him happy to share all his home grown vegetables with family and friends.   A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 3, at 11 a.m. Celestial Gardens Cash Corner with Steve Willis officiating. He will receive military honors. Family will receive guest at 7795 Hwy 55 East, New Bern (Reelsboro) NC at the home of Katie Armstrong.  Local arrangements made by Pollock~Best Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, July 1, 2014)

Ralph Woodrow Armstrong, Jr.

Ralph Woodrow Armstrong, Jr., 60, as he was known by all, died Thursday, March 25 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Monday, March 29 at 11 am in Celestial Memorial Garden at Cash Corner with the Rev. Murray Sadler officiating.  Jr. was a native of Pamlico County and lived in the Maribel community his whole life where his love for the water led him to be a commercial fisherman. Jr. was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, brother and friend to everyone he knew.  Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Pearl Armstrong.  Jr. is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia "Pat" Lupton Armstrong of Maribel; three sons, Randy Armstrong and wife, Kathy, Stanley Armstrong and wife, Angela, all of West Virginia, and Ricky Armstrong and companion, Debbie of Maribel; one daughter, Tina Armstrong and fiancee, Shane Yliniemi, of Maribel; three brothers, Ray Armstrong of Reelsboro, David Armstrong of Grantsboro and Eddie Armstrong of New Bern; one sister, Barbara Cousins of Grantsboro; 11 grandchildren, Ashley, Robbie, Heather, Randy Jr., Natasha, Rebecca, Stanley "Jr.," Chris, Susan, Brandon and "Rick-Rick."  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Ray Armstrong
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 21, 2009)

William Armstrong

William "Harry" Armstrong, 59, of Croatan Village died Sunday, May 4, 2008.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Simpson officiating.  He is survived by four brothers, Johnny of China Grove, Gerald of Aurora, Gary of Grantsboro and Runnie Armstrong of Reelsboro; and five sisters, Eleanor Harrell of New Bern, Mary Lamb of New Bern, Janice Hill of Cove City, Laura Syers of Grantsboro and Kathy Toler of Alliance.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Bryant Funeral Home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, May 8, 2008)

Robert James Arniotes

 Robert James “Greek” Arniotes, 75, of Oriental, passed away April 10, 2010 at home. He was born on March 15, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY to James and Jane Arniotes. He graduated from Mitchell Junior College in 1962. From 1963-1966 he attended East Carolina University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Bob worked as a Cartographer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Bethesda, Maryland for 20 years and later moved to Oriental where he became an avid sports fisherman and naturalist. He is survived by one brother, Jimmy Arniotes of East Elmhurst, NY; his cousin Theresa M. Dikomeit of The Villages, FL; and his nieces and nephews. Bob is also survived by his life long friends. Funeral services were held April 19 at Bob’s home with Father Paul Mizener from St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church officiating.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – April 21, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Vicky Paul Arnold
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, July 24, 2009)

Albert Woodrow Arthur

HOBUCKEN - Albert Woodrow Arthur, 81, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  Mr. Arthur was a longtime member of Edward Christian Church and attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad Company. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia Rowe Arthur and his stepson, Robert Henry Barnett.  The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Edward Christian Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pollock-Best Funeral Home and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the church just before the funeral service. Following the funeral family and friends will gather at 830 Aurora Road, Ernul.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Barnett Arthur; two sons, Allen Arthur and wife, Janice, of New Bern and Larry Arthur and wife, Judy, of Ernul; two daughters, Belle Toler and husband, Tommy, of Ernul and Lucy Baker and husband, Joe, of Farmville; one stepson, Ray Barnett and wife, Jeri, of Aurora; two brothers, John D. Arthur of Bridgeton and Lenwood Arthur of West Virginia; one sister, Daisy Sutton, of Ernul; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.   (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, June 8, 2010)

Carol M. Arthur

STONEWALL - Carol M. Arthur, 81, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She is survived by two sons, Carroll Arthur and Johnnie Arthur Jr., both of Stonewall; three brothers, Frank Murphy of New Bern, Nick Murphy of New Bern and Graham Murphy of Snow Hill; one sister, Ramona Carroll of Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A family memorial will be held at her home in Stonewall.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – May 31, 2013)

 James Warren Arthur

ARAPAHOE - James "Jimmy" Warren Arthur, 36, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at home.  He was a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge #359, Oriental.  He is survived by his wife, April Arthur of Arapahoe; three daughters, Ashley, Britney and Lesley Arthur of the home; his parents, Johnnie and Elizabeth Arthur of Stonewall; maternal grandfather, Robert Williams of Merritt; and paternal grandmother, Carol Arthur of Stonewall.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Graham Lane officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, June 16, 2010)

James William Arthur

WHORTONSVILLE - James William Arthur, 66, died Friday, March 5. A funeral service was held Monday, March 8, 2 pm, at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church where he was a member. The Rev. Owen Peele and the Rev. Nick Watson officiated with burial in the Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Eva W. Arthur; one son, James Eugene Arthur of Reelsboro; one brother, Donald Ray Arthur of New Bern; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Teresa Buck Arthur
[Sept. 24, 1957 - Apr. 16, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – April 2002)

Willie Roosevelt Askew

Willie Roosevelt Askew, 84, of 3137 Don Lee Road, Arapahoe, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a native of Hertford and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He retired to Arapahoe after employment as the owner and operator of a dry-cleaning business, and he became a member and deacon of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Armandez Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, with military honors.  He is survived by his two sons, Christophy Askew of Ft. Washington, Md., and Willie L. Askew of Temple Hills, Md.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and at the church an hour prior to the service Saturday.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, April 30, 2009)

Odell Cornelius Austin
[Feb. 11, 1911 - Sept. 23, 1996]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Sept. 25, 1996)

Barbara Louise Wethington Avery

Barbara Louise Wethington Avery, 44, of 502 Bell Lane, Bayboro, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at her residence.  She was a 1981 graduate of Pamlico County High School, a former employee of Charlie’s Restaurant and a member of St. Mark AME Zion Church.  The funeral will be at noon Friday at St. Mark AME Zion Church with the Rev. Bobby Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Alton Ray Avery Sr. of Bayboro; her mother, Lula Wethington of Bayboro; one son, Steven Squires of Bayboro; four daughters, Antoinetta Squires, Renee Squires and Janay Squires, all of the home, and Vanessa Squires of New Bern; one brother, David Wethington, Jr. of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Jacqueline Kelly of Columbus, Ga.; and five grandchildren.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, August 14, 2007)

Ruth Dunn Avery

Ruth Dunn Avery, 91, of New Bern went to be with the Lord Nov. 22, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Ruth was born Aug. 24, 1916, in the Olympia community of Pamlico County, the daughter of Sallie Holton Dunn and Coy Dunn. She was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for over 35 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Eric. And by a granddaughter and a great-grandson.  She is survived by her three sons, Wesley Avery and wife, Debbie, of Columbia, S.C., Ernest Avery and wife, Betty, of Waynesboro, Va., and Ronnie Avery and wife, Pat, of New Bern; eight grandsons, one granddaughter, seven great-grandsons, five great-granddaughters, one great-great-granddaughter and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by one brother, Ernest C. Dunn of New Bern, and many nieces and nephews.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at Cotten Chapel. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Cotten.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, November 24, 2007)

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