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William Leonard Bolt, Jr.

William Leonard Bolt, Jr., 66, of Grantsboro, died Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Gardens of Pamlico.  He is survived by his daughter, Susan Bayles of Fla.; two brothers: Benjamin Bolt of Conn. and Richard Bolt of Vermont; two sisters: Elizabeth Bolt-Paquin and Mary Lou Bolt-Bauchie, both of Vermont; and one grandchild.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, August 12, 2009)  Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

Helen Mitchell Bond

ORIENTAL, NC - Helen Mitchell Bond, 80, went to be with the Lord December 31, 2005. Born on December 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James and Cleo Bailey. Mrs. Bond was a former member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Walters, VA and the Women's Auxiliary FOP Lodge 28, Norfolk Chapter.  She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Lee Bond, two daughters, Sarah Brown and husband, Robert, of Williamsburg, VA, Betty Davis and husband, Steve, of Grapevine, TX; half sister, Nell Aycock of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Sonja Carpenter and husband, Derek, Scott Brown and Stephen Brown and wife, Leah; great-grandchildren, Casey Lea Carpenter, Bailey Jane Carpenter and Jocelyn Lesperance; a host of nieces and nephews; and sisters of the heart, Annie Mary, Joy and Mae.  A funeral service was held Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 11 am in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory by the Rev. Michael D. Halley with burial in Wakefield Cemetery.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 3, 2006)

John Williamson Bond

Surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, December 1, 2011, John Williamson Bond crossed over peacefully to be with the Lord at his residence in Oriental, North Carolina.  Born in Indian Woods, North Carolina on November 17, 1922, John was raised by Steve and Nellie Askew and spent his early life on his farm in Bertie County on the Albemarle Sound and his teenage years in Oriental. Shortly after graduating from High School, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Jenkins during World War II. While waiting for the Jenkins to go through repairs from hitting a mine, John came back to the States and to Oriental to marry the love of his life, Fay Midyette, and they were married on July 14, 1945. John and Fay spent the next 23 years farming and raising their three children and a niece and nephew on the farm in Bertie County. After their children were grown, John and Fay moved back to Oriental. Over the next 20 years John worked for Texas Gulf, Kress Stores, and Fairfield Harbor in a variety of positions as well as constructing many homes in and around Oriental including his own. John was one of Oriental's longest-serving Rotary members joining the Club in 1969. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and an icon in the Oriental community. John served as Mayor of Oriental and as a Pamlico County Commissioner. He had many interests and hobbies including gardening, boating, and "fixing things".  He is survived by his wife, Fay; children, John "Jack" W. Bond Jr. and wife, Roxane, of Oriental; George S. Bond and wife, Sandra, of Inman, S.C., Irma Fay Maxbauer and husband, Bob of Oriental; eleven grandchildren, Jessica, Zachary, Christy, Courtney, Manly, Lynn, Janet, Linson, Kitty, Dody, Mandy; and twelve great-grandchildren, Julious, Connie, Gloria, Skylar, Ella, Michael, Mandy, Xander, Hailey, Reagan, Joseph, Ryann; numerous nieces and nephews and in-laws; a half-brother, Earl Daugherty, and his special beloved companion, "Goldie", the family dog.  He is predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Ms. Steve Askew, his brothers, James, Lee, Edward, and sister Winifred, and two half-sisters and a half- brother.  Visitation with the family will be held at Bryant Funeral Home on Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 4 to 6 p.m.  Services will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at the Oriental First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Oriental cemetery with military rites. Immediately following the service the family will receive friends at the Oriental Women's club to honor and celebrate John's life.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, December 3, 2011)

Dennis Rate Boomer

FAYETTEVILLE- Dennis "Junebug" Rate Boomer, 42, died Thursday at his residence.  He graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1987 and retired from the U. S. Army as a master sergeant. He served in Operation Enduring Freedon (Afghanistan), Saudi Arabia and earned the Bronze Star Medal, Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, South West Asia Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Nato Medal and was a Unit Supply Specialist.  His funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Mt. Zion M. B. Church, 67 Martin Road, Arapahoe, with the Rev. Jerlvine Collins officiating. The burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his daughters, Renita Boomer and Candice Sykes, both of Fayetteville; mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Marvin Barrow of Arapahoe; two brothers, Kahliek Jamal Boomer of New Bern and Travius Ikei Barrow of Arapahoe; two sisters, Lynn White of Detroit, Mich. and Ebony A. Wright of Arapahoe; two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Evelyn and Marvin Barrow, 6324 Buckland Rd., Arapahoe. Viewing hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – May 4, 2012)

Ernest Boomer

ARAPAHOE - Ernest "Bobcat" Boomer, 62, a native of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Carebridge Assisted Living Center in New Bern.  Ernest was a lifetime member of Piney Grove Disciples of Christ Church.  He is survived by one brother Arthur Boomer of Kinston; eight sisters, Emma Holton, Sarah Hackney, Mavis Nelson, Shirley Boomer, Isabelle Blango and Gladys Boomer, all of Arapahoe, Atlie Mae Richardson of Grantsboro and Leatha Johnson of Oriental.  Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Piney Grove Disciples of Christ Church, with the Rev. Lester Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Piney Grove Disciples of Christ Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Isabelle Blango, 1616 Don Lee Road, Arapahoe. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, November 17, 2010)

Lawrence Boomer

ARAPAHOE - Lawrence Boomer, 82, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  A native of Arapahoe, he was a member of Small Chapel Christian Church and served on the trustee board, deacon board and the senior choir. He was the last member of the Arapahoe All Male Chorus. He was a World War II Navy veteran, the former chief of the Arapahoe Fire Department and was employed with Camp Seagull for 40 years.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Small Chapel Christian Church with the Revs. Roderick Kornegay and Keith Boomer officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in Small Chapel Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Love S. Boomer of the home; three sons, Danny Boomer of Cove City, Lawrence Boomer Jr. of Shepherdstown, W.V., and Keith Boomer of Reels-boro; two sisters, Emma Smith of Yonkers, N.Y., and Lydia Gaddy of Greensboro; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Oscar's Mortuary.  Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, July 9, 2008)

Marshall Boomer, Jr.

NEW BERN - Marshall Boomer Jr., 60, of 836 Hospital Drive died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at UniHealth Trent.  He was a native of Arapahoe and attended the Pamlico County School System.  His celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m. Monday at About My Father's Business Outreach Ministry.  He is survived by his brothers, Anthony Boomer of Greenville, Alvin Boomer and Thomas Boomer of New Bern; and two sisters, Hattie Tootle and Doretha Boomer, both of New Bern.  Arrangements were by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.

Mary Elizabeth Boomer

Mary Elizabeth Boomer of Arapahoe died Friday, May 2, 2008 at Two Rivers Health Care's Trent Campus in New Bern.  She is survived by her son, Cecil Boomer, of Arapahoe.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Beginnings Church of Christ in Arapahoe, with the Rev. Freddie Hackney officiating. Burial will be in the Holloway Family Cemetery in Arapahoe.  The family will receive friends at the home of George and Sarah Hackney, 1088 Don Lee Road, Arapahoe.  A viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oscar's Mortuary Inc. in New Bern.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, May 8, 2008)

Mertie Lee Bonner
(February 6, 1941 - December 8, 2013)

Mertie Lee Bonner, 72, of Small passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a member of White Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and Memaw.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Jessie Lee and her brother, Billy Lee.  She is survived by her husband, Bryan T. Bonner, Sr. of Small; one son, Bryan T. Bonner, Jr. and wife, Jenny, of Washington; two daughters, Jessie Lewis and husband, Ed, of Aurora and Sharon Tripp and husband, Jay, of Blount’s Creek; three brothers, Gene Lee and wife, Corrine, of New Bern, Ray Lee and wife, Kathy, of Minnesott Beach, and Steve Lee of Grantsboro; two sisters, Ruby Holton and husband, Lee, of Arapahoe and Pat Robinson and husband, Buddy, of Florida; six grandchildren, Josh Edwards, Dylan Tripp, Dahlton O’Neal, Jarrett O’Neal, Trippe Bonner, and Adam Bonner; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Dixon Cemetery at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 9484 Hwy 306 S., Aurora.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Dan H. Boone

Dan H. Boone, 72, of Bayview Nursing Home, formerly of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 16, at Carolina East Medical Center.  He is survived by two daughters: Sarah Boone of Mebane and Emily Boone of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Charles Boone of Oriental; and one sister, Beth Boone of Kinston.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, August 19, 2009)  Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

Noreen Elizbeth Boone

Noreen Elizabeth Boone, originally of Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, passed away Monday, August 1, 2005. She was a devoted nurse, a compassionate friend and a loving mother. She is survived by her husband, Charles Boone; a daughter, Shannon Boone of the home; two brothers, Ivan and wife Eva Hayes of Canada and Hughie Hayes of Northern Ireland; two nephews, Graham and wife Carrie Hayes of Canada and Coleen and Gillian Hayes of Canada; and close friends, Kevin and Elva McRandle of Ireland.  Please join us in a celebration of life and love Friday, August 5, at 2 p.m. at Oriental United Methodist Church with Revs. Stan Brown and Walter Graves officiating. Memorial service will be followed by a gathering in the fellowship hall.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 4, 2005]

Frances Davis Boothe

AURORA - Frances Davis Boothe, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at home.  She owned and operated Boothe Convenience Store in Aurora. She was a computer analyst for the U.S. Government and was an artist.  She is survived by one son, David Boothe of Aurora; one sister, Lois Beckwith of Marshallberg; and one grandchild.  A memorial service will be held at a later time.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 23, 2010)

William M. Borden

William M. Borden, 66, of 206 West Pilot, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was a native of Pamlico County and was retired from American Tobacco Company.  Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at 11:00 a.m. at Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery.   Surviving are 4 sons, Chris E. Borden and Michael Borden, both of Charlotte, Donald E. Borden, of Hempstead, and Ronald E. Borden, of Decatur, Georgia; and a brother, Edwin D. Borden, of Durham.  Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, 7-8 p.m., at Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - December 7, 1997; pg. B2)

Jack Danforth Boswell

Mr. Jack Danforth Boswell, 79, a resident of Merritt, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern.  Services will be held at a later date.  He was married to Madeline Boswell, who survives.  Survivors include a son, James Boswell of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Laura Thornton of Mt. Morris, N.Y., and Andrea Boswell of St. Albans, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.  Arrangements will be announced by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 4, 2008)

Jack Danforth Boswell, 79, of Merritt died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Madeline Boswell; one son, James Boswell of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Laura Thornton of Mt. Morris, N.Y. and Andrea Boswell of St. Albans, Vt.; and seven grandchildren.  Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Coastal Carolina Crematory, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, May 8, 2008)

Jean Gatlin Bowers

NEW BERN -- Mrs. Jean Gatlin Bowers, 70, of 705 Pine Tree Dr., died Thursday at Craven Regional Medical Center. A native of Pamlico County, Mrs. Bowers was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a member of Iron Dukes, former member of American Nurses Association, and a former member of the N.C. Nurses Association. She was a graduate of St. Mary's College, as well as of Duke University School of Nursing in 1950.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Leonard Doucette officiating. The interment will follow in the Gatlin family cemetery in Stonewall.  Mrs. Bowers is survived by her husband, Robert G. Bowers, of the home; three daughters, Susan Bowers Guptill and husband, Randy Guptill, of Durham, Lynda Bowers Sadler and husband, William Sadler, of Riverbend, and Sherri Bowers Richard and husband, Michael Richard, of New Bern; and five grandchildren, Robert Sadler, of Louisville, Ky., James and Chris Guptill, of Durham, and Rhiannon and Maegen Richard, of New Bern.  The family will receive friends Friday night from 7:00 to 8:30 at Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stonewall United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, of Stonewall; or to the Trinity United Methodist Youth Fellowship, of New Bern.  Arrangements by Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - December 12, 1998; pg. B2)

John Boyajian

John Boyajian, 93, of Oriental, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by one son, Ron Boyajian of Wellington, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Services will be scheduled at a later time.  Arrangements by Coastal Carolina Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, April 5, 2009)

Janet Eileen Boyce

BAYBORO - Janet Eileen Boyce, 91, of Bayboro, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Amaranth as well as the Order of Eastern Star, where she served as a Past Worthy Matron.  She is survived by one son, William "Bill" Boyce Jr. of New Jersey; one daughter, Beverly Sey-mour of Oriental; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 17, 2010)

Fred Len Boyd

Fred Len Boyd, 86, passed away Friday, June 9, 2006 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Born in Pamlico County in 1920, his parents were Thomas Lacey Boyd and Bessie Paul Boyd.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 PM on Monday at Scotts Hill Weslyn Methodist Church, Hwy. 17 in Scotts Hill. A funeral service, officiated by Rev. Curtis Campbell and brother-in-law, C. B. Caroon, will be held at 4:00 PM in the church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Fred is survived by his wife of 65 1/2 years, Nola Ross Boyd; daughter, Nola Ann Vogler of Wilmington, NC; sons, Murrell Lynn Boyd and wife, Karen of Wilmington, Danny Ross Boyd and wife, Brenda of Wilmington, Fred Timothy Boyd and wife, Mary, of Hampstead, and Joe Boyd and wife, Robin of Scotts Hill; sister Reffell Pipkin of Grantsboro, NC; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The family extends special thanks to the caring staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.  Coble Ward - Smith Funeral Service.  (Star-News [Wilmington, NC] - June 12, 2006; pg. B4)

Helen Brinson Boyd

ARAPAHOE - Helen Brinson Boyd, 92, of Arapahoe passed away peacefully Thursday, June 19, 2014.  She was a member of Arapahoe United Methodist Church where she was the pianist for many years. She was also a charter member of Order of Eastern Star where she served as Past Worthy Matron. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a postmaster.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Boyd and two sons, Bobby Boyd and Jacky Boyd.  She is survived by one son, Tommy Boyd and wife, Betty, of Arapahoe; one daughter, Mary Helen "Duck" Whorton and husband, Larry, of Arapahoe; three grandchildren, Woody Boyd (Robin) of Seaford, DE, Kim Whorton Tripp (Jayme) of Raleigh, and Randall Whorton (Lilly) of Raleigh; and six great-granddaughters, Marina & Cassidy Boyd, Jenna & Brooke Tripp, and Lindsey & Lucy Whorton.  Her graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22nd at Greenleaf Memorial Park Lakeside Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hilton E. Boyd

Mr. Hilton E. Boyd, 85, died Sunday, January 31, 2010 at his home. A memorial service was held February 4 at Hooker Memorial Christian Church. Burial will be private. Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Simpkins “Betty” Boyd in 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Sonya Boyd Fox and Elizabeth Boyd McGlauflin and grandchildren, Elli McGlauflin, Kristin McGlauflin, and Sarah E. Fox. The family received friends immediately after the service at the church.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Feb. 10, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

William Perry Boyd

Colonel William P. Boyd, 83, originally of Grantsboro, NC, died early on November 19, 2013 in his Chapel Hill home.  Col. Boyd was the son of Ollie and William M. Boyd. He attended West Point Military Academy where he graduated in 1955. He received his Master of Sciences in Nuclear Physics from Tulane University in 1963. He was also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS, and the Army War College in Carlisle, PA.  Col. Boyd was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served during the Tet Offensive of 1968. He also served a tour of duty in Greenland and a three-year tour in Heidelberg, Germany. He retired after thirty years of service in 1985, when he moved with his family to Chapel Hill, North Carolina and received his Masters of Education from the University of North Carolina in 1987. For the next twelve years he taught advanced physics at Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC. He retired from teaching in 2002.  Col. Boyd is survived by his wife, Barbara Boyd, originally of Cayton, NC and now a Chapel Hill resident. He is also survived by his two daughters, Melinda L. Boyd of Chapel Hill, NC and Caroline D. Boyd of Philadelphia, PA.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013, at New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Graham Lane and the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Interment will follow immediately in the church cemetery with military honors.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Rosalie Smithy Bradham

ORIENTAL - Rosalie Smithy Bradham, 70, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at home.  She was a retired financial advisor with Raymond James Securities.  She is survived by two sons, Horace "Smithy" McIntosh of Raleigh and William Tallman of Oriental; and two grandchildren.  Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, May 23, 2011)

Benny P. Brady

Benny P. Brady of Flint, age 70, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, December 19, 2005 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 1pm, Thursday December 22, 2005 at Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Reverend Joyce Seaton-Lotter officiating.  Burial in Flint Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Family Worship Center in Swartz Creek. Visitation 2-5PM and 6-8PM Tuesday and 1-4PM and 6-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Brady was born in Pamlico County, North Carolina on September 17, 1935 and was a resident of the Flint area since 1954. She married Homer Brady on October 13, 1952. She was long time member and Assistant Pastor at the Family Worship Center. She and her husband dedicated their lives to working in the ministry. Mrs. Brady had a tax preparation business from her home for many years. Surviving are husband, Homer; 4 children, Wayne Brady of Flint, Ali and husband Dave Rood of Vermontville, Michigan, Lisa and husband Gregory Norris of Swartz Creek, Floyd Brady of Flint; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister, Lindsey Lewis of North Carolina; 2 brothers, Thomas and wife Dora Pickles of North Carolina, John and wife Cindy Pickles of North Carolina; many nieces and nephews. The Brady family wishes to express a special thank-you to the entire Family Worship Center church family and the whole Pentecostal Church of God.  (The Flint Journal [Flint, MI] -  December 20, 2005; pg. A6)

Florine Moore Bragg

BAYBORO - Florine Moore Bragg, 56, of 126 Chincilla Dr., died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Her funeral will be held noon Saturday, November 9, 2013 at New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Gwendolyn Parmley officiating. Burial will follow in Keystown Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Earl Bragg of the home; her mother, Elizabeth S. Moore of Grantsboro; her children, Shameka Moore and Jeffenia Moore, both of Bayboro, Latonya Moore of Raleigh, Latasha Dudley and Lateffey Moore, both of Washington, N.C., and Kasey Bragg of Aurora; sisters, Deloris Thomas, Shirley Moore-Stokes, Bernadette Gibbs, and Vanessa Stokes, all of New Bern, Pamela Moore of Aurora, and Senta Davis of Bayboro; brothers, Michael Moore of New Bern and James Moore of Grantsboro; and 14 grandchildren.  Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters and one hour prior to service on Saturday.  Arrangements are by Fonville & Dove Mortuary, Kinston.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – November 8, 2013)

Sybil Banks Branch

RALEIGH - Sybil Banks Branch 89, of Raleigh, died Monday, May 5, 2003. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Mitchell Funeral Home chapel, 600 St. Mary's St. in Raleigh.  The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.  Ms. Branch was born Pamlico County and moved to Raleigh in 1941 where she raised her family. She retired from Bache Securities and spent much of her time as an active member and Sunday School teacher for Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Surviving are her daughter, Rheta Mann of Raleigh; grandchildren, Sybil Mann and husband, Chuck of Waynesville NC, Sharon Stanley and husband, Zane of Hope Mills, NC and Stephanie Murray and husband, Matthew of Franklinton. In addition Ms. Branch is survived by six great-grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's St., Raleigh, NC 27605 and the Radio Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh NC, 27613.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - May 8, 2003; pg. B8)

Florence Elizabeth Croasmun Brandon

Florence Elizabeth “Betty” Croasmun Brandon, 88, of Whittaker Creek Road, Oriental, passed away Saturday, March 6. She was the wife of Kenneth Brandon. Betty was born July 12, 1921, in Kane, Pennsylvania to Dale and Seeley Croasmun. She grew up in Redclyff, PA, and attended primary school in a one-room schoolhouse. During WWII, Betty was one of the first women to serve in the US Marine Corps, where she worked as a quartermaster with the Corps in San Francisco and left with the rank of Corporal. After the war, Betty graduated Allegheny College with a degree in English Literature and was later employed as an executive secretary at the University of Pittsburgh, UCLA, TRW and the University of Rochester. In 1957 she took part in Operation Plumbbob nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site in Mercury, Nevada. Betty and Ken Brandon married on July 12, 1962 in Westwood, California. They lived in Los Angeles, Rochester, NY and Marion, Indiana before moving to Oriental in 1994. Betty volunteered for a number of years with the Meals On Wheels program in Pamlico County. She is remembered too, for her daily drives through Oriental to keep tabs on the village, her workouts at the gym and her visits to The Bean for decaf iced-coffee and a seat on the porch. Long after her college years, Betty continued to read books of history. She combined a sweet demeanor with a keen wry wit, all of which will be missed. In addition to her husband of 47 years, Ken, Betty Brandon is survived by her brother Dale Croasmun of Bedford, PA and sister-in-law Glennie Croasmun of Marienville, PA and many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by two brothers, William and Nathan Croasmun of Pennsylvania. In Oriental, Betty leaves a host of friends. Bryant Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. A memorial service is being planned for Saturday March 13 at 11 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 10, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Elizabeth Clayton Weston Brantley

WILLIAMSTON, NC - Elizabeth Clayton Weston Brantley, 90, passed away February 3, 2003 at Martin General Hospital.  Mrs. Brantley was the daughter of the late Susan Sawyer and John Clayton of Aurora, NC. She was married in 1934 to Frank E. Weston, who preceded her in death in 1956. She married Robert Lee Brantley, Jr. in 1976, who preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Clayton Brincefield, a brother, John Warren Clayton, and a half-brother, George Sheldon Peed, Sr.  She was a longtime resident of Williamston except for a 15-year period, 1960 to 1975, residing in Sebring, Florida.  Mrs. Brantley is survived by two sons, Robert Weston of Richmond, Virginia and Clayton Weston of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; a daughter, Barbara Weston of Sebring, Florida; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Home with the Rev. Cliff Harrell officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family received friends Tuesday evening, February 4 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  Walker Funeral Home of Williamston was in charge of the arrangements.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2003)

Daniel Lee Bray

REELSBORO - Daniel "Danny" Lee Bray, 46, died, Sunday, June 20, 2010, at home.  He is survived by two daughters, Tanya Grace Insley of Castle Hayne and Amber Louise Bray of Grantsboro; one brother, William Eugene Bray of Bayboro; one sister, Edith Cecille Panichelli of Vanceboro; and one granddaughter.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, June 22, 2010)

 Ira Thomas Bray
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, July 15, 2009)

David Stewart Brazelle
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – December 15, 2008)

Byard P. Bridge, Sr.

ORIENTAL - Byard P. Bridge, Sr., 81, of Oriental N.C., died at Courtyard's of New Bern Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.  He owned and operated The Harry P. Bridge Co., an industrial advertising agency in Philadelphia, Pa. He was also an avid sailor, loving husband, father, and granddad. His passions were his family, country and church. He is a member of Oriental United Methodist Church, where he played the organ for the early service.  He is survived by his wife Laura (Dixie) Bridge of Oriental N.C., one son, Byard P. Bridge Jr. and wife Kerry of Scotch Plains N.J.; one daughter, Lisa Bridge LaScala and husband John of Watchung N.J.; grandchildren Byard P. Bridge III, Ryan J. Bridge, Abigail C. Bridge, Samantha N. LaScala, and Joseph M. LaScala. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Oriental United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Sexton.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, November 11, 2010)

Heather Marie Brink

REELSBORO - Heather Marie Brink, 20, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Charlotte, where she was a junior at UNC-Charlotte.  Heather was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Oriental and a member of One Voice Choir.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Elizabeth Fritze; her mother, Bette Ann Fritze Wilgus; and her uncle, John Fritze.  She is survived by her maternal grandparents, Herbert and Margie Fritze, of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brink of Phoenix, Ariz.; aunts and uncles, Dottie and Louie D’Alisera of Haverstraw, N.Y.; and Mae and Pete Lobello of Toms River, N.J.  Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Dixon Cemetery in Chocowinity.  A procession will leave Bryant Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Rosary at 8 p.m.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, March 19, 2007)

Carol Jackson Brinson

GRANTSBORO - Mr. Carol Jackson Brinson, 79, of 1377 Highway 306 S., died Monday, February 2, 2004 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church where he served as honorary deacon. He was also a member of the VFW of Pamlico and was retired from Cherry Point and Bryant Funeral Home.  Mr. Carol, as he was so affectionately known, was a man dedicated first of all to his Lord and secondly to his family, and then to his many friends. His devotion and character was a trait that in today’s world has been a tremendous influence on those who knew him and his life will never be forgotten by those who loved and cared for him.  He is survived by his wife, Frances W. Brinson; one son, Gary Brinson and wife, Sharon, of Alliance; one daughter, Phyllis Ethel of Grantsboro; two brothers, Melvin Earl Brinson and Clyde Brinson, both of Grantsboro; three grandchildren, Kim Brinson Potter, Megan Leigh Brinson and Freddie Ethel III; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Potter and Dylan Jackson Potter.  A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, February 4 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Koonce officiating with burial in the Grantsboro Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 3 and other times at his home.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2004)

Cecil M. Brinson

REELSBORO - Cecil M. Brinson, 75, of Reelsboro, died Friday at Beaufort County Hospital. He was a member of the Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church.  He is survived by two sons, Rodney Cox of Fort Barnwell and Cecil Brinson Jr. of Grimesland; three daughters, Cecilia Wayne of Grimesland, Shirley Bell of Silverhill, and Darlene Walker of Vanceboro; three sisters, Ellen Miner of Oriental, Dorothy Holton of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Connie Miller of Michigan; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Steve Willis and Kenneth Dixon officiating. The burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home on Monday.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, February 8, 2010)

Clyde Watson Brinson

Clyde Watson Brinson, 87, of Grantsboro passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.  He was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Lee Brinson.  He is survived by one son, Tony W. Brinson and wife, Dreama, of Grantsboro; two daughters, Rhonda B. Spencer and husband, Kirby, of New Bern and Lorraine G. Brinson of Jacksonville; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  His funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Grantsboro Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of his son, Tony, 815 Old Bay River Rd., Grantsboro.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Dorcas Banks Brinson

Dorcas Banks Brinson, 87, of 8626 Neuse Road, Grantsboro, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Born on October 11, 1920, she was the daughter of Milo and Alice Banks. She was a member of Amity Christian Church. She was also a member of the N.C. Basket Weavers Association and volunteered with the Pamlico County Historical Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Brinson Jr., and son, Joseph W. "Jody" Brinson III.  She is survived by her son, Gary Lynn Brinson of Arapahoe; daughter, Gail Brinson of New Bern; brother-in-law, L. Lea Banks of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Clara Eldridge of Arapahoe; six grandchildren, Gail Deneen Roberts Alvis, Z. Mead Roberts III, M. Todd Roberts, C. Shane Brinson, USCG, Shannon K. Eames, and Summer L. Brinson; six great-grandchildren, Kristin L. Roberts, K. Ciara Roberts, Aaron M. Roberts, Michael T. Roberts Jr., Corbyn P. Mahler, Summer Jones; and many beloved nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the home.  Arrangements by Coastal Carolina Crematory, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, May 19, 2008)

Emily Brinson

NEW BERN - Emily Brinson, 70, of New Bern passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Two Rivers Nursing Facility-Neuse Campus.  She was born July 30, 1941, near Baird's Creek. Emily graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1959, received her degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina College in 1963 and her Masters in Elementary Education from East Carolina University in 1984. She taught Kindergarten and First Grade in Virginia Beach, Va, Charleston, S.C., Raleigh, and Havelock, retiring in 1995. She was a resident of Trent Woods since 1979. She was a member of Amity Christian Church in Grantsboro.  Emily was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Bledsoe and Mary Scott Brinson; brother, Rufus B. Brinson, Jr.; and niece, Barbara Roberts.  She is survived and much loved by two brothers, Alfred C. Brinson and wife, Norma, of Greenville and Mack Scott Brinson and wife, Shirley, of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Delta Brinson Roberts of New Bern; nephews, Lt. Col. James D. "Doug" Brinson, Thaddius R. Roberts, Kevin M. Roberts and Mack S. Brinson, Jr.; nieces, Kathleen Brinson Fountain, Laura Brinson Temple and Debra Brinson; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.  Funeral services will be held 2 at p.m., Monday, January 16 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Amity Christian Church 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.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, January 16, 2012)

Eva Belle Carmady Brinson

Eva Belle Carmady Brinson of Grantsboro, died May 8, 2009.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Vance Burton Brinson Sr.; her children, Burt (Gayle) Brinson of Salisbury, Doyle (Linda) Brinson of Southport, Joan (Chris) Dressler of Winston-Salem; her grandchildren, Lee (Julianna) Brinson of Chapel Hill, Hilary (Chris) Wilkes of New York City, Scott Brinson of Fayetteville, and Jeb Brinson of Wilmington; and her great- grandchildren, Amelia and Noah Brinson of Chapel Hill.  Mrs. Brinson was born in Janeiro on Jan. 21, 1926, to Rumley and Eva Dixon Carmady. Her brothers, Ray and Cecil and sister, Erma, predeceased her. She graduated from Alliance High School and King's Business College. She was the oldest member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church, having joined in 1937. She was a loyal member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bayboro Chapter 189, which she served faithfully in many capacities, including secretary for 40 years. She was devoted to her family, her church and her community.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11 at Bryant Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ray Lewis and the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Internment will follow in Grantsboro cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, May 9, 2009)

Frances Willis Brinson

GRANTSBORO - Frances Willis Brinson, 76, died Wednesday, March 9 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 12, 11 am, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Roach officiating. Burial was in Grantsboro Cemetery.  She was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by one son, Gary Brinson of Alliance; one daughter, Phyllis Ethel of Grantsboro; sister, Vonner Ree Carlo of Norfolk, VA; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Gaston Brinson

Gaston Brinson, a self-employed merchant, died Oct. 3, 1990.  Mr. Brinson, a native of Pamlico County, N.C., was owner and operator of Brinson's Market. He was a member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge 266, Scottish Rite Body and Khedive Temple. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church of Arapahoe, N.C.  Survivors include a daughter, Karen L. Stuhr of El Cajon, Calif.; two sisters, Glennie B. Rhodes of New Bern, N.C. and Nell Creasy of Louisville, Ky.; and two grandchildren.  The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in Smith-Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by Rev. P.E. Phieman. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Cedar Grove Extension Cemetery, New Bern. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home.   Memorial donations may made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 4, 1990; pg. D4)

Helen Williams Brinson

ALLIANCE - Helen Williams Brinson, 86, died Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Brinson was a member of the Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church in Alliance and was owner and operator of Strickland Grill in Reelsboro for many years. She was known throughout this area for her home cooking. She was a mentor to anyone who needed assistance and she will be greatly missed.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at the Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro with the Rev. Lee Toler officiating.  She is survived by one stepson, Cecil Mack Brinson of Grimesland; three stepdaughters, Ellen Miner of Arapahoe, Connie Brinson of Michigan and Dorothy Holden of Ohio; one brother, Ernest Dan Williams of Ohio; one sister, Betty Toler of Alliance; three nieces, Brenda Nobles of Alliance, Judy Stephenson of Alliance and Patricia Heatherly of Texas; eight great-nieces; five great-nephews; five great-great-nieces; and three great-great-nephews.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, January 25, 2008)

Jack Durwood Brinson

ARAPAHOE - Jack Durwood Brinson, 94, of Arapahoe, NC died Sunday, September 4 at Britthaven of Pamlico in Alliance, NC. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 at 2:00 pm at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe with the Revs. Merritt Watson and Gary Edge officiating, with interment to follow at Amity Christian Church Cemetery in Arapahoe.  A graduate of Atlantic Christian College of Wilson, NC, he served his adult life as a Sunday school teacher and Elder of Bethany Christian Church. He also served as a Trustee of Atlantic Christian College (not Barton College) for over 40 years and as a Board Member of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  He is survived by his son, Jack Douglas Brinson, and wife, Annette, of Arapahoe. He also leaves behind three grandchildren whom he loved dearly: Jack Benjamin Brinson of Columbia, Maryland, Mary Kate Brinson of Winterville, NC and Sarah Jane Brinson of Arapahoe, NC.  The son of Jehu Jackson Brinson and Kate Pipkin Brinson, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Belangia Brinson, and daughter, Elizabeth Faye Brinson.  Visitation was held Monday, September 5 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations in Alliance and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Brinson of Arapahoe.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 2005)

Joseph William Brinson, III

ARAPAHOE - Joseph "Jody" William Brinson, III, 51, died Thursday, February 27, 2003 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph W. Brinson, Jr.  He is survived by his mother, Dorcas Banks Brinson of the home; brother, Gary Brinson and wife, Sue, of Garner; sister, Gail Brinson and companion, Phil Bowie, of New Bern; fiance, Debbie Lee, of Olympia and her children, Jennifer and Julie; uncles, Lee Banks of Virginia Beach, VA and Bob Kasey and wife, Norma, of New Bern; aunt, Clara Eldridge of Arapahoe; nephews, Mead Roberts and wife, Robin, of Arapahoe, Todd Roberts and Cindy Swindell of Reelsboro; PTYOFCI Shane Brinson, USCG, Portsmouth, VA; nieces, Deneen Alvis and husband, Jobe, of Jacksonville, NC, Shannon Eames of Garner and Summer Brinson of Garner; one great-nephew, Aaron Roberts of New Bern; two great nieces, Kristin Roberts and Ciara Roberts, both of Arapahoe.  A Memorial Service was held Sunday, March 2 at 2 pm at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday, March 1 from 7 pm until 8 pm at Bryant Funeral Home, and other times at the home, 8626 Neuse Road, Arapahoe.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2003)

Joyce Daniels Brinson

STONEWALL - Joyce Daniels Brinson, 76, of Stonewall died Saturday, April 19 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  A memorial service is set for Wednesday, April 23, 11 am, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Polly Taylor officiating.  She is survived by three daughters, Bey Weems of Sheffield, AL, Ricky Larson of CA and Dot Helms of Chesapeake, VA; one sister, Lucille Rolison of Hobestown, FL; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2003)

Joseph D. Brinson
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1988)

Leo T. Brinson

Leo T. Brinson, 76, a native of Arapahoe, NC died March 21 after suffering complications of pneumonia.  He served as a Lt. in the US Navy during World WAR II in Guam.  He received his Masters degree in Engineering from NCSU, and was employed in the midwest during his working years at Nordberg Mfg. of Milwaukee, Brown Boveri of St. Cloud, MN and GM of LaGrange, IL.  He retired and returned to his hometown of Arapahoe in 1987, where he has been active in local activities. He has served as Mayor of Arapahoe for the past 10 years, past president of Rotary of Oriental, member of Pamlico Shrine Club, advisory board of the Charter School, Retirement Club of Arapahoe, and an active member of Bethany Christian Church of Arapahoe.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Madge Cross Brinson; one son, Edward and his wife, Sue Brinson of Madison, WI; one daughter, Linda and her husband, Barry Fox of Cheshire, CT; and three granddaughters, Meghan, Molly and Lana Fox of Cheshire, CT; one sister, Kathleen and her husband "Shadow" Nelson of Chapala, Mexico; one brother, Bill and his wife, Marian Brinson of Chapel Hill; one special uncle, Jack Brinson of Arapahoe and one aunt, Edith Brinson of Twin Rivers Nursing Home of New Bern, NC and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m.  Wednesday at Bethany Christian Church. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Wed.  at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, NC 7-8 p.m. Tuesday night.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethany Christian Church, the Pamlico County Rescue Squad, Bayboro, NC or the charity of your choice.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, NC.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - March 23, 1999; pg. B6)

Lewis Franklin Brinson
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, June 23, 2009)

Malcolm Jackson Brinson

ARAPAHOE - Malcolm Jackson Brinson, 60, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.  He was retired from PCS Phosphate, a member of the WOW, and had served in the Navy.  He is survived by his wife, Ramona Gray Brinson of the home; two daughters, Lori B. Simpson of New Bern and Lindsey Renee Brinson of the home; one brother, Wayne Brinson of New Bern; three sisters, Linda C. Ballard of Paradise Shores, Elizabeth "Libby" McDonald of Grantsboro and Brenda Joyce Hill of Bayboro; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Harper Cemetery, Grantsboro.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August 20, 2010)

Martha Hall Brinson

OLYMPIA – Martha Hall Brinson, 71, of 215 Shinglebrook Road, died Thursday, April 8 at her home. A graveside service was held Saturday, April 10, 5 pm, in the Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro.  She is survived by her husband, Cecil Brinson; two sons, Thomas Balance of the home and Henry Balance of New Bern; one daughter, Deborah Boyd of Grantsboro; three brothers, Claude Hall of New Bern, Floyd Elwood Hall of Reelsboro and Herman Hall of Newton, IL; one sister, Annie Lou Lancaster of Newton, IL; and seven grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2004)

Milton W. Brinson

RALEIGH - Milton W. Brinson, 93, of Raleigh, died Sept. 11. He was the son of the late Robert T. Brinson and Leah Elizabeth Scott Brinson and brother of the late R.T. Brinson Jr.  Milton was born at Silverhill/Grantsboro in Pamlico County on June 15, 1915. After he graduated from Alliance High School in 1933, he attended and completed a business course at Kings Business College in Raleigh. He was employed by the J.C. Penney Company for eight years in Greenville and Wilson.  He was drafted during World War II on Feb. 7, 1942. He married Mildred Carson Phillips of Waynesville on Jan. 30, 1948 at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla.   He remained in military service (U.S. Air Force) for 25 years and retired as a lieutenant colonel on Nov. 1, 1966 at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va. He and his family moved to Raleigh and, on Dec. 1, 1966, he became employed by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, where he was employed for 20 years and retired Jan. 1, 1987. He then began to research and prepare his family history.   He was a member of Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, where he had served as a deacon and an elder. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Phillips Brinson; son, Robert Scott Brinson, and his wife, Martha Kuper Brinson, of the Green Level community; son, Jack Phillips Brinson, and his wife, Shirley Clay Brinson; and two grandchildren, David Graham Brinson and Rebecca Lorraine Brinson, all of Raleigh.   The memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, with a reception immediately following in the church parlor. Arrangements are by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on Millbrook Road.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, September 14, 2008)

Reba Lee Brinson

GRANTSBORO – Reba Lee Brinson, 68, of 1488 NC Hwy. 306 S., died Sunday, February 8, 2004 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Zion Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Clyde W. Brinson; one son, Tony W. Brinson and wife, Dreama, of Grantsboro; two daughters, Rhonda Spencer and husband, Eugene, of Alliance and Lorainne Brinson of Jacksonville; three brothers, Elwood Lee and Ralph Lee, both of Silverhill, and Douglas Lee of Arapahoe; two sisters, Joann Tyndall of Alliance and Hilda Bateman of Askins; five grandchildren, Adam and Nick Spencer, Pamela and Brittany Lee and Destiny Ross; and four great-grandchildren, Madison, Tyler, Tanner and Logan.  A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Koonce officiating with burial in the Grantsboro Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2004)

Vance Burton Brinson, Sr.

Vance Burton Brinson, Sr., 89, of Grantsboro passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Rock of Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church, Grantsboro-Silverhill Fire Department, and Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331. He is survived by two sons, Vance Burton Brinson, Jr. of Salisbury and Doyle Brinson of Southport; daughter, Joan Dressler of Greensboro; brother, Samuel Brinson of Savannah, Ga.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services with Masonic Rites were held Saturday, April 27 at Grantsboro Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2013)

William C. Brinson

William C. Brinson, 83, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2005) at Palm Terrace of St. Petersburg. He was born in Grantsboro, N.C., and came here in 1998 from Ocala. He was a finisher for a drywall company. He was a World War II veteran. He was Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Charles W. and David A., both of St. Petersburg. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.  (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - February 11, 2005; pg. B7)

Pearl Spain Brite
[Sept. 3, 1908 - Sept. 8, 1997]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - Sept. 1997)

Velna Estelle Rowe Brite

Velna Estelle Brite of Wilmington, NC, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at her residence.  She was born January 24, 1916, in Pamlico County, NC, daughter of the late Levi and Sally Muse Rowe and was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mitchell Brite; two sisters, Vera Lee and Hazel Anderson; and a brother, James Rowe.  Mrs. Brite was a loving mother and grandmother. She was an avid gardener which brought her much peace and contentment.  Surviving are her two sons, Wiley Mitchell (Sonny) Brite of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, and Joseph Larry Brite of Wilmington, NC; two daughters, Madeline Budihas of Middleburg, FL, and Carolyn Gaiser and husband Bill of Hampstead, NC; seven grandchildren, Christopher Budihas, Michael Budihas, Karen Teed, Tony Brite, Heather Thomas, Meredith Gaiser and Allyson Gaiser; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Levy Rowe; and two sisters, Fanny Tingle and Edna Gaskill.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003, in Greenlawn Memorial Park by Rev. Karen Howell and Rev. Curtis Campbell.  The family will be at the residence, 901 Parkway Blvd.  Memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 714 Champ Davis Rd., Wilmington, NC 28411, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Inc., 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.  (Star-News [Wilmington, NC] - February 4, 2003; pg. B4)

Paul Bruce Brooks

Paul Bruce Brooks, 72, of Alliance passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at home. He was a member of Alliance United Methodist Church. He loved spending time weeding his flower beds and growing gourds and was a talented and avid wood craftsman. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Potter Brooks; two sons, Paul Brooks, Jr. (Patti) and Harry Brooks (Tina), all of Alliance; three grandchildren, Erica Altman (Andy), Bruce Brooks III and Holley Brooks; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah Altman and Emma Altman. A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lee Toler officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Pamlico News - January 4, 2012)

Sidney Selby Broome

AURORA - Mrs. Sidney "Jean" Selby Broome, a resident of 75 Bay City Road, Aurora, died Saturday February 2, 2013, at her home.  A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Broome was born in Royal, NC, on May 5, 1941, daughter of the late Troy and Emma Selby. She attended Aurora High School and was a 1960 graduate. In 1960, she married Jack Broome who predeceased her in 2004.  She is survived by her children, Rose Allen and husband Roy "Yank" Allen of the home, Rochelle Broome of SC and a nephew she considered a son, Ellis Turnage of Aurora; her grandchildren, Christine Biddix and her husband Mark, Scott Allen and his wife Stephanie all of Aurora, Pam Allen of Winterville and Alexis Broome of SC, a great niece that she considered a grandchild, Maranda Turnage of Pamlico County; her great-grandchildren, Mike Wierzbowski and Anna Allen of the home, Thomas Wierzbowski, Chris Koch and Tyler Koch, all of Aurora, Timothy Biddix and Anthony Biddix of Belhaven and many other "adopted" great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Haug of Black Duck, MN. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers, James Selby and John Selby; her sisters, Doris Potter, Judy Turnage and Fannie Perry.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 75 Bay City Road, Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Broome family.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 8, 2013)

William F. Broske

ORIENTAL - William F. Broske, 85, died on Friday, March 18, 2005, after a lengthy illness. Most recently a resident of Minnesott Beach and Oriental, he was a native of Mt. Joy, Pa., and was a retired engineer from AMP Corporation in Harrisburg, Pa. He held more than 60 patents, was an avid sailor and enjoyed spending time working in his shop. He is survived by one brother, George Broske of Mt. Joy, Pa. and one sister, Selma Kendig of Columbia, Pa. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 22, 2005)

Donald L. Brothers

LOWLAND - Donald L. Brothers, born November 17, 1917, died Friday, November 12, 2010, at his home.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 72 years, Bernice Brothers of the home; one son, Steve Brothers and wife, Shirley, of Lowland; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Terry Lewis and the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Watson cemetery.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, November 13, 2010)

Doris Briley Broughton

GRANTSBORO - Doris Briley Broughton, 82, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Gardens of Pamlico.  She was a member of New Hope Christian Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Broughton, her brother, Nathan C. Briley and her parents, Nathan and Betty Briley.  She is survived by three daughters, Deloris Whitford of Croatan Village, Sharon Broome and husband, Al, of Reelsboro and Judy Berry and husband, Johnny, of Washington, N.C.; two sisters, Evelyn Miller of Bayboro and Betty Rawls of Washington, N.C.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Lakeside Chapel in Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, May 13, 2011)

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

Jimmy Brooks Broughton

ORIENTAL - Jimmy Brooks Broughton, 70, died Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at Craven Regional Medical Center. Jimmy was a native of Oriental and everyone knew him. He was a loved friend. Jimmy was a carpenter and house builder for 35 years. When he retired from that, he had a lawn business and helped his son with his business.  Jimmy loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and loved the water. He loved his family and friends.  Jimmy was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Sue Everett; his parents, Jim and Minnie Broughton; three brothers, Delma, A.D. and Elbert; and three sisters, Peggy Scott, Darlene Kindlesparkle and Arlene Marini.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Madeline P. Broughton; one son, Brooks Broughton and wife Tammy; five grandchildren, Carly and Lindsey Everett and their father, Aaron; Amanda and Brandon Broughton and Tiffany Scott, all of Oriental; and one sister, Billie and husband Tommy Glisson of Florida.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Oriental Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, just prior to the funeral service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 17, 2006)

Lena Fulcher Broughton

ORIENTAL - Lena Marie Fulcher Broughton, 86, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was a member of New Bern Church of God.  She is survived by her son, Levy Broughton of Oriental; one sister, Sabra Elizabeth "Pinkie" Willis of New Bern; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Salmons officiating. Interment will be in Oriental Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 7, 2012)

Lois Spruill Broughton

ORIENTAL - Lois Spruill Broughton, 82, died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She retired from ASCS office after 34 years, and was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Revs. Walter Graves and Stan Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Oriental Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Johnny Davis Broughton and wife, Lil, of Oriental; one daughter, Linda Dunn and husband, Phillip, of New Bern; one brother, Rodman Spruill of Charlotte; three sisters, her identical twin, Louise Miller of Bayboro, Elva Miller of Oriental and Jean Smith of Fremont; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, just prior to the funeral service. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, July 2, 2007)

Madeline Pittman Broughton

ORIENTAL - Madeline Pittman Broughton, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Britthaven of Pamlico. She is survived by her son, Brooks Broughton; and five grandchildren. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Grubbs officiating. Interment will follow in Oriental cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at her home, 269 Kershaw Road, Oriental.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 20, 2011)

Beverly Foreman Brousard
(February 9, 1954 - September 9, 2012)

Beverly Foreman Brousard, 58, of Lowland went to be with Our Lord on September 9, 2012.  Bev, as she was known to her dearest friends, was born February 9, 1954, in Lowland to Elder Jesse A. Foreman and Cleora Ireland Foreman, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by a beloved son, Kevin Neil Foreman.  She spent many years working for Ashley Daniels Seafood Co., Cryotech Industries, and J & D Enterprises where she made many dear and lasting friendships.  Beverly is survived by her husband of 32 years, D.G. Brousard; sisters, Linda M. Lupton and husband, Gene, Sandra M. Rice and husband, Freddie, both of Lowland and Patsy E. Irsik and husband, Dean, of New Hope; children, Donald Rowe and Angela Danette Brousard; grandchildren, Matthew Rhodes Brousard and Brandi Nicole Rowe who were the light of her life and with whom she spent many loving hours raising; and several very special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12 at Goose Creek Island Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Milton Lupton officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Lowland Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relative at any time at the home, 896 Horne Rd., Lowland.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Donald Vincent Brousard, Sr.

AURORA, NC - Donald Vincent Brousard, age 83, a resident of 510 South 5th Street in Aurora, NC, died in the Two Rivers Health Care Facility in New Bern on Sunday, April 13, 2003.  Graveside funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 3 pm at the South Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Phillip Lewis.   The family greeted friends at Paul Funeral Home in Washington on Monday, April 14 from 7 pm until 8:30 pm and at other times at his home in Aurora.  Mr. Brousard was a native of Matagora, Texas, born there June 2, 1919. He moved to Beaufort County in the early 1960’s along with Dr. Leo Miller in the early days of Texasgulf Sulphur Co., now PCS. He served in numerous positions with Texasgulf, among them being a mining foreman. He was a Methodist and a Mason and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was married first to Doris Brousard, who preceded him in death and on October 2, 1988 he married the former Elizabeth “Libby” Mercer who survived. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Natalie B. Morton and Donna B. Spain, both of Pamlico County; three sons, Donald V. Brousard, Jr. of Greenville and Douglas Brousard and Dana Brousard, both of Aurora; stepchildren, Douglas Oakley of Greenville and Paulette Oakley of Blounts Creek; two grandchildren raised in his home, Kerry Glenn Brousard of Raleigh and Yevette Rogers of Pamlico County. He is also survived by a number of other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Brousard family.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2003)

Mary Ellen Jones Brown

BAYBORO - Mary Ellen Jones Brown, 67, of 5020 N.C. 306, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  Mary was a member of St. Galilee M.B. Church and was an usher and member of the Culinary Committee. She was a retiree of Pamlico Packing Co.  Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Galilee M.B. Church, with the Rev. L.A. Dillahunt officiating. The interment will be in the Gibbs Cemetery, Maribel.  She is survived by her three sons, Craig Jones of Oriental, Thomas Brown Jr. of Raleigh and Nathaniel Brown of Wake Forest; one stepdaughter, Cynthia Moore of New Bern; four sisters, Dorothy Person of Alliance, Mattie Blount and Vertie Jones of Bayboro, and Lucy Credle of Mesic; and six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday April 3, 2010)

Rose Williams Brown

GRANTSBORO - Rose Williams Brown, 95, of 290 Keel Road, died Monday, June 16 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, June 21, 12 noon, at Oscar’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Percy Cook Skinner officiating. Burial was in the W.K. Farrow Cemetery in Reelsboro.  She is survived by two grandsons; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  The family is receiving friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Farrow, 2095 Lee Landing Road in Reelsboro.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc., of New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2003)

Beulah L. Bruce

Beulah L. Bruce, 56, died Oct. 3, 1999. Mrs. Bruce was born in Hobucken, N.C., to the late Mr. Virgil M. Lupton and the late Violet Leary Lupton.  Mrs. Bruce is survived by her husband of 40 years, Richard E. Bruce; a daughter, Theresa Thorne and her husband, Richard Thorne Jr., of Chesapeake; a son, Darrell Bruce of Ohio; three sisters, Lucy Guthrie and Elizabeth Campen, both of Swansboro, N.C., and Hellene Glazebrook of Leland, N.C.; three brothers, Earl Lupton of Newport News, Clifton Lupton of Hobucken and Jasper Lupton of Chesapeake; and two grandchildren, Kelly and Erin Thorne of Chesapeake.  A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Burton Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel Great Bridge, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 4, 1999; pg. B6)

Dollie Bell Beasley Bryant

ORIENTAL - Dollie Bell Beasley Bryant, 76, 701 George St., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was employed in the health care industry at Guardian Care for 28 years. Her musical talents as a pianist were rendered at Holt's Chapel, Alliance Chapel and Pierce Chapel AMEZ Churches, Galilee, Zion Hill and Broad Creek UCC, Pilgrim Chapel MB and Pamlico Fellowship Church.  Her funeral will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Pilgrim Chapel MB Church with the Rev. Clifford Hunt Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Donald Crooms, eulogist. Burial will follow at the Beasley Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Mohammed Bryant of Oriental; three daughters, Gennail Negron of Holly Springs, Stephanie Edwards of Bayboro, and Marcel Waddell of Trent Woods; three sisters, Blanche Booker of Washington, N.C., Vera House of Oceanside, Calif., and the Rev. Yvonne Beasley of Durham; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – November 22, 2012)

Edith Mae Holloway Bryant

NEW BERN - Edith Mae Holloway Bryant, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a native of Pamlico County and resided in Providence, R.I. prior to retiring in New Bern.  Her funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday. Sept. 7, 2012, at New Beginning Ministries, COC 3581 Don Lee Road, Arapahoe with the Rev. Harry Woolford, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Holloway Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Curtis L. Holloway of Florida and two sisters, Willie Bell Lovick and Georgia Sykes Parker, both of Providence, R.I.  Viewing hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary. The family will receive friends at the residence of Jane Armstrong, C-28 Trent Court, New Bern. Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, September 8, 2012)

Goldie M. Bryant

Goldie M. "Mom Mom" Bryant, 57, of Atlantic City, died Thursday at Atlantic City Medical Center, City Division.  Mrs. Bryant worked for the Tropicana Casino Resort, and before that, was a nursing assistant at the Children's Seashore House for 21 years. Born in Oriental, N.C., Mrs. Bryant was a former member of the Holy Pentecostal Church of Love in Atlantic City. Surviving are three sons, Ollie Bryant of Mays Landing, John Bryant of Sacramento, Calif., and James Bryant of Atlantic City; three daughters, Julia Bryant-Bishop of Atlantic City, Wanette White and Janice Bryant, both of Sacramento, Calif.; her mother, Julia Bryant of Atlantic City; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Soldiers Home, New York and Adriatic avenues, Atlantic City. Burial will be in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville. Friends may call at the Soldiers Home two hours before the service.  Arrangements handled by Mikal's Funeral Parlor, Atlantic City.  (The Press of Atlantic City [Atlantic City, NJ] - July 7, 1997; pg. C2)

Vera Bryant

CONNECTICUT - Vera Bryant, born January 6, 1936 in Bayboro, NC passed away October 4, 2005 in Connecticut from complications with sarcoidosis.  Her immediate family that she leave behind are her sisters, Claudia Bryant of New Haven, CT, Roberta Stokes of Oriental, NC; sisters-in-law, Mildred Bryant and Dollie Bell Bryant, both of Oriental, NC; eight nieces; 10 nephews; and a host of grandnieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Eddie and Hattie Mae Mozell Bryant, a sister, Belize Styron, and brothers, Jimmie and Artis Lee Bryant.  Arrangements by Oak Grove Cremation Service, West Haven, CT.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 2005)

John A. Buck, Jr.

BAYBORO - John A. "Jackie" Buck, Jr., 75, died September 10, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Buck, Sr. and Mabel Brinson Buck; a brother, Joseph W. Buck; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Ray Caraway.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rachel Caraway Buck; one son, John A. Buck, III and wife, Carol Cahoon Buck; one daughter, Jackie Lee Buck Taylor, RN; six grandchildren, Dianna Pitts Lee, Cody Allen Buck, Hollie Kaye Taylor, Michaela Marie Buck, Petty Officer Second Class, Surface Warfare Office, Adam J. Potter of NAS Whidley Island, and Carrie Lane Potter; and four great-grandchildren, Summer Candace Lee, Jasmine Alanna Lee, Austin Holton and Faith Ann Price; three nephews, Joey Buck, Ashley Buck and Allen Buck; one niece, Kim Hodges; one great-nephew, Braxton Wallace Buck; and two great-nieces, Kaitlyn Hodges and Abbie Jo Hodges.  He owned and operated Hurricane Power Products and Hurricane Boatyard and Marina. He served in the Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy on the USS Princeton CV37 in the X Division Sky Forward Lookout and played the tuba in the ships' band during the Korean War. He was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church, Craven Community Concert Band, and the Pamlico Community Band. He was a member of Rainbow Lodge #479, where he was a past master, New Bern Scottish Rite Bodies, Sudan Temple, and the Pamlico County Shrine Club where he was an original member of the Mourners.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Baldwin and the Rev. Owen Lupton officiating.  The family will receive friends 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, September 11, 2008)

Loretta C. Buck

GRANTSBORO - Loretta C. Buck, 71, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Pamlico County Band Booster Club and Rock of Zion F.W.B. Church.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery.  She is survived by her widower, Hubert Buck; one son, Hubert Buck Jr. of Grantsboro; one daughter, Tracy Buck of Georgetown, S.C.; and one brother, Nathan Lewis of Morehead City.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 29, 2005)

Mildred Hines Reel Buck

REELSBORO - Mildred Hines Reel Buck (Mimi), died Friday at the home of her daughter in New Bern.  Her daughters, Emily and Linda, and son-in-law, Dick, were with her at her peaceful death, which followed a lengthy illness.  She was the daughter of the late Floyd Hines Reels and Emily Elizabeth Brinson Reel.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene "Gene"; her son, Gene Raymond; a sister, Kathleen Curtis; and a brother, Floyd H. Reel, Jr.  The greatest of her legacies was her great love of her family.  She had a profound appreciation for history; genealogy became her passion and she spent most of her life researching her and her husband's ancestors.  She was born February 20, 1914 in Reelsboro, which was named for her family, and lived most of her life there.  Her love of community, especially Reelsboro, was so evident that she wrote a book so that the history of this little community would be passed on to future generations.  She also handscribed and published the Pamlico County Marriage Licenses 1872-1940, as well as the history of the Reelsboro Methodist Church.  She was Registrar of the Reelsboro Precinct for 25 years.  She was a very active member of the Pamlico County Democratic Party and held the office of Vice Chairman for four years.  She was one of the founders and charter members of the Pamlico County Historical Society.  She was a member of the Reelsboro United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She is survived by her daughters, Emily Buck Scoppe and son-in-law, Richard "Dick" Scoppe, of New Bern, N.C., and Linda Buck Walker and son-in-law, James Howard Walker of Vancouver, Washington; four grandchildren: Douglas Woolard, Vicki Hacker and husband Lash, Stephen Walker, and Erik Walker; step-granddaughter, Lisa Lewis; four great-grandchildren, Cynthia Woolard, Ashley Walker, Ashley Woolard and Daniel Hacker; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.  Her love of history and community touched the lives of many locally and from across the country.  Visitation will be at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Funeral will be at Reelsboro United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Randy Field officiating.  Interment will follow at Sandhill Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 1, 2002)

Shelby Jean Cuthrell Buck

Shelby Jean Cuthrell Buck, 71, of Grantsboro died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8 Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Nelson Rollins and the Rev. Laura Wright officiating.  She is survived by her husband, Elwood Buck; three daughters, Diane Peele of New Bern, Judy Willis of Reelsboro and Nikkie Buck of the home; three sisters, Kay Herring of New Bern, Maggie Kucan of New Bern and Linda Griffin of Grantsboro; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance. (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, March 10, 2008)

Thelma Hines Buck

ALLIANCE - Thelma Hines Buck, 79, of Alliance passed away Monday, September 30, 2013, at home.  She attended Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Herman Buck; daughter, Cathy Spencer and husband, Claud of Alliance; her brother, Alton Hines of Beckley, W.V.; three sisters, Edna Jarvis and husband, J.C., of Norfolk, Va., Betty Hartman of Greer, S.C. and Linda Saulter and husband, Charlie, of Bridgeton; two grandchildren, Stacy Nelson and husband, Craig, of Grantsboro and Clay Spencer of New Bern; and one great-granddaughter, Savannah Nelson.  Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, October 3rd at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Entombment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home and at other times at the home, 1446 Old Bay River Rd.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, October 2, 2013)

James Franklin Bunn

ORIENTAL - James Franklin Bunn, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was the chief of police in Oriental for more than 20 years.  He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Bunn; three sons, Frank Stroud of Denver, NC, John Stroud of Reelsboro and Jamie Bunn of Reelsboro; one brother, Robert Bunn of Wilson; and four grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. James Chadwick officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, September 14, 2011)

Stella Willis Burroughs
(October 18, 1932 - February 18, 2013)

Stella Willis Burroughs, 80, of Grantsboro died Monday, February 18, 2013, at her home.  She took great pride in her family and in being called “Mom”. Children adored her and she was an excellent seamstress, an avid UNC fan, and enjoyed genealogy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Luther Burroughs.  She is survived by two daughters, Delores B. Townsend of Grantsboro and Johnette B. Jones of Reelsboro; three grandchildren, Jonathon Brinson, Lori Altman and Nathaniel Jones; and seven great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 20, at New Bethlehem Original Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Crisp, the Rev. Graham Lane and the Rev. Grady Burroughs officiating. Interment will follow immediately in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Sylvia Holmes Burrus
[Mar. 1, 1925 - July 4, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - July 1998)

Michael Wayne Bynum

ALLIANCE - Michael Wayne Bynum, 39, died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center. He attended Reelsboro United Methodist Church. Michael was an avid deer hunter and loved to fish. He always loved baseball and enjoyed coaching the children. His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home chapel on Tuesday with the Rev. Charles Pollock officiating. Burial will be at the Pinewood Memorial Cemetery in Greenville at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. He was preceded in death by his father, Merrill H. Bynum Jr. He is survived by his wife, Beth Wilkinson Bynum; mother JoAnn Bynum of Greenville; one son, Andrew Bryce Bynum and stepson Mark Allen Nobles Jr., both of the home; one daughter, Caylee Elizabeth Bynum of the home; one brother, Brandon Neil Bynum of Winterville. Also, uncles and aunts Wayne and Sophie Dunn of Raleigh, Ed and Faye Dunn of Raleigh, Floyd and Ina Wiggins of Garner, Vic and Joanne Pate of Graham, and John and Ann Bynum of Knoxville, Tenn. Family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home tonight from 6-8 p.m.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Monday, December 10, 2007)

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