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Erbol Whitehurst Cahoon
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Sept. 18, 1985; pg. 13)

Gladys Holton Cahoon

Gladys Holton Cahoon, 82, of Grantsboro died Saturday at home. She attended Silverhill Christian Church and was co-owner of Cahoon’s Bulldozer Service. The funeral was held Tuesday, April 2 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating.  Burial followed in the Cahoon-Dixon Cemetery in Grantsboro. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Cahoon; two sons, Dennis Cahoon and Ashley Cahoon, both of Grantsboro; a daughter, Clara Cahoon of Grantsboro; two sisters, Lucille Purifoy of Virginia Beach, VA, and Patricia “Carol” Paul of Florence, SC; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The family received friends prior to the service at Bryant Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Hospice of your choice.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 3, 2013)

John Wesley Cahoon

ARAPAHOE - John Wesley Cahoon, 81, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was retired from Civil Service, he was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Pamlico County VFW and a member of Bethany Christian Church.  He is survived by his wife, Becky Cahoon of the home; one son, Johnny Cahoon of Arapahoe; one daughter, Carol Bey of Arapahoe; one brother, Garland Cahoon of Arapahoe; one sister, Pat Avery of New Bern; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating.  Interment will follow at Paul Cemetery in Arapahoe with VFW Military Rites.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, June 8, 2011)

Rebecca Vendrick Cahoon

Rebecca “Becky” Vendrick Cahoon, 80, of Arapahoe died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church and the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was the bookkeeper for Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department and the Minnesott Golf & Country Club. She was also a Veteran Service Officer for 30 years. She is survived by one son, Johnny Cahoon of Arapahoe; one daughter, Carol Jean Bey of Arapahoe; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 11, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 10, 2012)

Shirley Faye Hill Cahoon

Shirley Faye Hill Cahoon, 70, of Reelsboro died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  Mrs. Cahoon attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  She was a very lively, loving and passionate wife, mother, and grandmother.  She is survived by her husband, Haggie Cahoon; two sons, Eddie Jarman Jr. of Kinston and Channing Jarman of Ashville; one daughter, Teresa Forrest of Kinston; two step-daughters, Carol Buck of Stonewall and Deborah Bavle of Bridgeton; one brother, Ray Hill of Kinston; three sisters, Linda Murphy of Dunn, Ruth Turner of Pink Hill and Ella Quinn of Kinston; and six grandchildren, Ashley Stallings, Chad King, Victoria King, Charity Jarman, Jenna Meekins, Heather Forrest, and the future, William Channing Jarman.  Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

L.T. Calhoun

Mr. L.T. “Tommie” Calhoun, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park.  A Pamlico County native, Mr. Calhoun was a lifelong Greenville resident and had attended the Ayden schools in his early childhood. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 27 years as a clerk and later as a rural mail carrier. A charter member of Unity Free Will Baptist Church, he was active in various activities of the church. He was a former member of the Ayden Golf and Country Club, where he enjoyed many pleasure-filled hours.  Mr. Calhoun is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Nelson Calhoun; a daughter, Brenda C. Webber and her husband, Ronny, of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Shannon Camille Webber of Raleigh and Barry Austin Webber of Arlington, Va.; and a sister, Phoebe Rhem of Washington, N.C.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - January 13, 2005)

Bernice Lenore Blackmon Campen
(Aug. 15, 1942 - Apr. 28, 2001)
 Bernice married Sherrill Grey Campen, Jr., s/o Sherrill G. Campen, Sr. & Dorothy Sadler]
[
From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by
Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper – April or June 2001)

Edna Morgan Canady

Mrs. Edna Morgan Canady, age 80, a former resident of Highland Park Estates, Washington, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  A private graveside service will be held.  Mrs. Canady was born in Pamlico County on Nov. 29, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Stonewall Jackson Morgan and Alene Jones Morgan Voliva. Mrs. Canady was a retired insurance agent. She was a former member of Wanoca Presbyterian Church and had attended Snowd Branch Church of God.  Mrs. Canady was married to Herbert Lee Canady, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include two sons, Gary Lilley and wife Andrea of Greenville, and Allen Moore Jr. of Washington; two sisters, Beatrice Woolard of Morehead City, and Verdia Weakley of Portsmouth, Va.; four grandsons, Jason Lilley, Christopher Moore, Joshua Moore, and Zachary Lilley; and three granddaughters, Jamie Lilley, Brandie Bouquio, and Kayla Lilley.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Canady was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lilley.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home of her son, Allen Moore Jr., 4420 Market Street Ext., Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Canady family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Friday, October 28, 2011)

Alma Whealton Carawan

Alma Whealton Carawan, 96, of Vandemere died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.  She is survived by three daughters, Barbara C. Alfred of Stonewall, Mona C. Lupton of Kinston and Judy C. Foy of Jamestown, S.C.; three sons, Henry A. Carawan of Albertson, Barry K. Carawan of Alliance, and Russell Dale Carawan of Vandemere; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with D.J. Maxey and Jason Kirkman officiating. A private burial in Bay Creek Christian Church Cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home until 4:30 p.m.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, August 25, 2008)

 Benjamin Allen Carawan

Benjmain Allen Carawan, 62, of NewBern, died Thursday, November 12, 2009 at home.  He is survived by two sons: Ben Carawan, Jr. and Curtis Carawan; one daughter, Frances P. Carawan; two sisters: Sharon Anderson and Phyllis Rowe; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were held November 16 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. H.M. Parson officiating.  Burial was in Carawan Cemetery in Lowland.  The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Nov. 18, 2009)  Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

Catherine Carawan

Catherine Carawan, 64, of the 100 block of Montford Court, died Sept. 14, 1996.  Ms. Carawan was preceded in death by her parents, Rena P. and Thaxton B. Carawan, formerly of Pamlico County, N.C.  Survivors include her brothers, Jack D. Carawan, Reid H. Carawan, both of Norfolk, James C. Carawan of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Doris C. Davis and Edna C. Hicks, both of Virginia Beach; five nieces, Maureen H. Gardner of Allen, Texas, Jackie C. Lukei of Plano, Texas, Claudia Waters of Mount Olive, N.C., Kathy J. Carawan of Chesapeake and Vicky Gier of Beulaville, N.C.; and four nephews, Wayne C. Davis of Norfolk, Thomas B. Carawan of Woodbury, Minn., James R. Cook of San Marcos, Texas, and Dan Carawan of Salem, Va.  A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Bruce Carper at 2 p.m. today in the Rosewood Memorial Park in the Garden of the Prophets. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to At Home Hospice, 3386 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23452 or to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - September 16, 1996; pg. B4)

Claud Windfield Carawan, Jr.

Curtis Leon Carawan
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - Jan. 1999)


George Frederick Carawan
[June 1, 1925 - Nov. 9, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Nov. 2001)

Harold R. Carawan
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009)
Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Harold Wayne Carawan
[Oct. 15, 1953 - Mar. 13, 2005]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Mar. 2005)

Hazel Daniels Carawan

Mrs. Hazel Daniels Carawan, 90, of The Homestead passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at her residence. She was born March 18, 1916, in Pamlico County to Lonnie and Fannie Woodard Daniels. Mrs. Carawan was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and her husband, Daniel Dees Carawan. She was a longtime resident of Siler City prior to moving to Winston-Salem.  Surviving her is a daughter, Geraldine Newton and husband Otis of Colonial Heights, Va.; two sons, Jerry B. Carawan and wife Peggy of Oriental, and Thomas R. Carawan and wife Marie of Winston-Salem; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City, with the Rev. Norwood Green officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 18, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family wishes to express its appreciation to the staff at The Homestead for the love and care shown to their mother.  (Winston-Salem Journal [Winston-Salem, NC] - October 18, 2006; pg. 4)

Henry B. Carawan

Mr. Henry B. Carawan, 100, of Washington, N.C., formerly of Charlotte, died June 12, 1989, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, N.C. Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C. Visitation is 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.   Mr. Carawan, a Pamlico County native, retired from the Postal Service after 30 years. He also was a retired teacher. He was a charter member of the Metrolina Shrine Club and an honorary member of Meridian Lodge in Charlotte. He also was an honorary member of Derita, West Gate, Steele Creek, Long Creek, Keystone, Friendship, East Gate and Excelsior Masonic lodges. He lived in Charlotte from 1969 through 1980.   He was a certified lecturer and was district deputy grand lecturer for the Fourth Masonic District three times. He had been district deputy grand master for the Third Masonic District and also former secretary and treasurer of Orr Masonic Lodge.  Survivors are his son, Henry L. Carawan of Concord; daughter, Miss Frances Carawan of Washington, N.C.; sister, Mrs. Nita Garrett of Liberty, N.C.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. (The Charlotte Observer [Charlotte, N.C.] - June 13, 1989; pg.B2)

James Carawan

James "Capt. Jimmie" Carawan, 78, of 249 Forest Park Circle, Bayboro, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a member of Rock of Zion F.W.B. Church. He was also a member of the VFW as well as the American Legion.   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 17, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Bryan officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home.   He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, Jim Carawan Jr. and wife, Eve, of Alliance; daughter, Jammie Tyndall and husband, Mark, of Alliance; brother, Roy Carawan and wife, Judy, of Chesapeake, Va.; three sisters, Fannie Selby of Chester, Va., Verna Floyd and husband, Jack, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Metta Rich of Chesapeake, Va.; three grandchildren, David Johnston Jr. and Kasey Tyndall, both of Alliance, and Amber Carawan of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Hickman of Englewood, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Mona Todd of Englewood, Fla.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, April 17, 2008)

Janet Whealton Carawan
From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - Nov. 1999)


Mary Deal Carawan

Mary Deal Carawan, 100, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was a faithful member of the Maribel Church of God of Prophecy. She dearly loved the Lord, her family and her friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents Annie and Irving Deal; her husband, William H. Carawan, Sr.; sister, Vera Smith; and grandson, Timmy Carawan.   She is survived by two sons, Bill Carawan, Jr. and wife, Della of Burlington and Bobby Carawan and wife, Judy, of Grantsboro; grandson, Derek Carawan (Ellen) of Raleigh; granddaughters, Kim Ferguson (Joe) of Orange Park, Florida, Dodie Boyles (Joe) of Graham, and Tammy Kell (Greg) of Strongsville, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, James Deal (Lorie) of Greenville and sister, Ola Taylor of Winterville.   The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations and at other times at the home of Bobby Carawan, 1128 NC Hwy 306 S, Grantsboro, NC 28529.   A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Toler officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Celestial Memorial Gardens.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, July 30, 2011)

Mickey Paul Carawan

ARANSAS PASS, Texas - Mickey Paul Carawan went to be with our Lord and Savior on December 17, 2011. He was born to Sulton Ray and Mary Jones Carawan on May 9, 1940, in Mesic, North Carolina.  He served 8 years in the U.S. Air Force with 1 year in Ubon, Thailand during the Vietnam War. He prided himself in his commercial shrimping abilities and the love of his fellow fisherman. He had fond memories of his North Carolina friends too numerous to name. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rockport, Texas.  He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Frances Rawls Carawan of Aransas Pass, Texas; two sons, Michael Carawan and his wife Stacy of Corpus Christi, Texas and Steven Carawan and his wife Teri of Greenwood, South Carolina; daughter, Debbie Hodges and husband Gregory of New Bern; grandchildren, Stacey and Melissa and their mother Shirley Carawan, Caden, Connor, Candace, Colton Carawan, Courtland and Jared Hodges, Meagan and Robert Wyman; brother, Douglas Carawan and wife Sammie of Aransas Pass, Texas; sister, Patricia Gocha and husband Bob of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Martha Campen and husband Floyd and two brother-in-laws, Preston Rawls and his wife Betty Ann, and Charles Rawls and his wife Mary of North Carolina; and special Boston Terrier companions, Tyrone and Geraldine.  Visitation was held from noon to 9 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2011, at the Charlie Marshall Funeral Home with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at the Charlie Marshall Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Aransas Pass, Texas.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, December 20, 2011)

Millie Williamson  Carawan

HOBUCKEN - Millie Williamson Carawan, 97, of Hobucken, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Gardens of Pamlico.  She was a member of the Hobucken United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Christian Aid Services. She also regularly visited the sick. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hobucken United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. Burial will follow at Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken.  She is survived by a son, Dr. Tim Carawan, and his wife, Joy, of Grantsboro; three grandchildren, Terri Salter and her husband, Bryan, of Reelsboro, Christopher Carawan and his wife, Courtney, of New Bern and Brian Carawan of Greenville; two great-grandchildren, Ashlynne Faith and Bryce Salter; and special extended family, Mae Lupton and Sue Gilgo of Hobucken.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, February 4, 2008)

 Richard Leon Carawan

Richard "Leon" Carawan, 63, of Warsaw died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  He is survived by two step-daughters, Roxie Norris of Orlando Fla. and Mary Ann Stilley of Warsaw; one brother, Benjamin Allen Carawan of New Bern; two sisters, Phyllis Rowe of Bayboro and Sharon Anderson of Merritt; and two step-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at Carawan Cemetery in Lowland.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 1, 2009)

Terry Ronald Carawan

Terry Ronald Carawan, 64, of 111 Hardison St., Alliance, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at home.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Wingard officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; daughters, Cheryl Evans of Alliance and Selena Moffitt of New Bern; brother, Bowen Carawan of Aurora; sister, Mary Alice Berry of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, April 8, 2008)

Vance Joshua Carawan

Vance Joshua Carawan, 81, of the 1200 block of Mount Pleasant Road died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in a local hospital.
Born in Lowland, N.C., he was the son of the late George Wallace and Mary Arbelle Spain Carawan. He retired from the Chesapeake Sheriff's Department after 10 years of service. Mr. Carawan was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Great Bridge Masonic Lodge No. 257 and Hickory Ruritan Club.  Survivors include his wife, Bernice Gower Carawan; two daughters, Gwendolyn Sue Yates of Chesapeake and Cheryl Corvello of Newport News; son, Donald Eugene Carawan of Chesapeake; sister, Maretta Florence Miller of Chesapeake; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 
A graveside service with Masonic rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Ben Hadley Goggin. The honor guard will be represented by the sheriff's department.  The family will receive friends in Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 2504 Bellpage Ave., Chesapeake, Va. 23322.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - February 14, 1997; pg. B4)

Bruce McCotter Caraway

NEW BERN - Mr. Bruce McCotter Caraway, 85, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012. A native of Cash Corner in Pamlico County, Bruce attended Stonewall High School, and enlisted, along with his 4 brothers, into the U.S. Navy. After being honorably discharged, Bruce worked at MCAS-Cherry Point as a barber, until his retirement. He was a faithful member of Riverside United Methodist Church, enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his favorite joy was being with his children and grandchildren. Bruce was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise, Bertie, Gladys, Irene; and his brothers, Harold and James.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Pollock~Best Chapel with Rev. Mike Register, Rev. Carol Grantham, and Rev. Ed Armstrong officiating. Burial, with U.S. Navy Honors, will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, and other times at the home.  Bruce is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha Delp Caraway, of New Bern; sons, Mark McCotter Caraway and wife Beth of New Bern and Eric Herold Caraway and wife Debbie of Swansboro; brothers, MacDonald "Mac" Caraway of New Bern and Julius Caraway, of Norfolk, Va. "Ha Ha" or "Pa" also leaves behind his loving grandchildren, Grant McCotter Caraway and wife Jenny, James Robert Caraway, and Dillon Lancaster Caraway.  The Caraway Family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of CarolinaEast and all their friends for their love and support the last few weeks of Bruce's illness.  Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Caraway family.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – September 15, 2012)

Then another obit which appeared in The Sun Journal on October 3, 2012 with the very same photograph but a different name, age & date of death--
    
Mr. MacDonald Caraway, 89, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012. A native of Cash Corner in Pamlico County, Mac attended Stonewall High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy along with 4 of his brothers. After being honorably discharged, Mac worked at NARF MCAS-Cherry Point for over 40 years, and 13 years at Sunshine Garden Center in New Bern after his retirement. He was a member at Trinity United Methodist Church, enjoyed hunting, sports, and enjoyed going to Cal Ripken league baseball games. Mac is preceded in death by his wife, Dora Ann Caraway and his sisters, Louise, Bertie, Gladys, Irene, and brothers, Harold, James and Bruce.  A memorial service is planned at Trinity United Methodist Church to celebrate his life at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, with the Rev. Charlene Guider and Bob Shields officiating. The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. at the church prior to the service and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 12867, New Bern, NC 28561-2867.   Mac is survived by his sons, Stacy Caraway of New Bern and MacDonald Caraway Jr. and wife McKinsey of Gettysburg, Pa.; and brother, Julius Caraway of Norfolk, Va. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Olivia Caraway, Courtney Singleton, Crystal Caraway and Hunter Caraway.  Stacy and Mac wish to thank the wonderful staff at Bayview Rehabilitation Center for the loving care, individual attention and support they provided for our Dad during his last days. They provided laughter, comfort, and a feeling of home.   Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations has the honor of serving The Caraway Family.

Harold Lee Caraway, Sr.

Harold Lee Caraway Sr., 88, formerly of Hedgerow Lane, Portsmouth, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2000.  A native of Pamlico County, N.C., he retired as a boilermaker from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 27 years and also retired from Maryview Hospital after 15 years. He was a member of Nansemond River Baptist Church and the V.F.W. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  Mr. Caraway was predeceased by his wife, Anna Eliza Caraway, and a son, Harold L. Caraway Jr. He is survived by two daughters, Anita Miller of Pensacola, Fla., and Vickie Kittrell of Suffolk; a son, Robert F. Caraway of Chesapeake; a sister, Bertie Horton of New Bern, N.C.; four brothers, McDonald Caraway and Bruce Caraway, both of New Bern, James Caraway Jr. of Virginia Beach and Julius Caraway of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nansemond River Baptist Church by the Rev. Timothy L. Piland and the Rev. G.W. Harley. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, and other times at 128 Nansemond Point Drive, Suffolk. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of the church.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - January 6, 2000; pg. B8)

Lola Sadler Caraway
[Mar. 28, 1911 - Apr. 13, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Apr. 1998)

Ethel Peele Carawon

HOBBSVILLE - Ethel Peele Carawon, 95, of the 100 block of Muddy Cross Road, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001.  Mrs. Carawon was born in Pamlico County, N.C. The daughter of the late David and Martha Hodges Wilkinson, she was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Free Will Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by her husbands, Abram L. Peele, Sr. and Cellars Carawon, she is survived by a daughter, Linda P. Fulcher of Lulu, Ga.; two sons, Abram ''Bud'' Peele of Hobbsville and Larry W. Peele of New Bern, N.C.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and other times at the home of her son, 129 Muddy Cross Road, Hobbsville. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Hill Cemetery, Reelsboro, Pamlico County, N.C. Following the service the family will receive friends at the Saints Delight Free Will Baptist Church social hall.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - August 21, 2001; pg. B9)

James Brabble Carey

James Brabble Carey, better known as J.B., departed this life while surrounded by his family on May 23, 2009, to spend eternity with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  He was born on Feb. 12, 1918, to Jimmie and Mattie Carey of Pamlico County. He was a member of Concord Christian Church, more recently attending Sherwood Forest Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughters, Betty Willis (Billy) of New Bern, Barbara Lupton (Owen) of Merritt, and Ruth Powers of Picayune, Miss..; stepson, Danny Heath (Gaye); and stepdaughter, Brenda Mahaffey (Charles); six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine, and stepdaughter, Sandra Rivera.  J. B. was a master carpenter and loftsman, having spent the greater portion of his career working in local shipyards, with the majority at Barbour Boat Works. He is accredited with having drawn the patterns for several of our state ferry boats. In more recent years, he became an avid collector of old bottles, civil war memorabilia and antique furniture. His special joy was his extensive Pepsi collection and being known to many as "The Pepsi Man."  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance on Tuesday, May 26.  A celebration of his life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 27 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Owen Lupton and the Rev. John Moran officiating. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, May 26, 2009)

Mildred Williams Carey

STONEWALL - Mildred Williams Carey, 83, of Stonewall died Saturday, July 9 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Concord Christian Church, retired librarian of 19 years in Pamlico County and a loving mother, grandmother and sister.  A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Mike Scott and Richard Baldwin officiating with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens.  She is survived by one son, Lester Carey and wife, Barbara, of Stonewall; three grandchildren, Stephen Carey, Douglas Carey and Amy Smith, all of Stonewall; seven great-grandchildren, Stephanie Carey, Roy Carey, Donna Connell, Stephen Carey Jr., Carey Smith, Aiden Smith and Bailey Smith, all of Stonewall; and brothers, Robert Williams of Merritt, Curtis Williams of Cape May, New Jersey, Jesse Williams of Grantsboro, Alton Williams of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 11, 2005)

Susie Pearle Cargin

Susie Pearle Cargin of Edward, NC passed away Saturday, January 29 at the KB Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC.  Susie is the daughter of the late James Ebin Cayton and Mary Moore Cayton. She is survived by her sons, A.A Butch and Carolyn Coe, Wesley and Betty Morse and Charley Morse, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  The family will receive visitors at Edward Christian Church on Monday, January 31st at 1 o’clock with a funeral service following at 2pm at the church. Burial will follow at the Whitehurst Cemetery of Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Cargin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Betsy Green Carmen

ORIENTAL - Betsy Green "Tut" Carmen, 63, of 1472 Pamlico Road died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a graduate of the Pamlico County school system and was employed in the seafood industry. As a member of Galilee Christian Church, she participated in the Bible Study Group and was a community member of the Feed My Sheep Club. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the New Bern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, 855 Hwy 306 in Grantsboro, with the Rev. Leroy Dukes officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Herbert Leon Green of Raleigh; her daughter, Malissa Saunders Nelson of Raleigh; two brothers, Bernard Greene of New Bern and Herbert Green of Philadelphia, Penn.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Oscars' Mortuary and at the Tabernacle one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, November 13, 2008) 

Daniel Carmen

PAMLICO COUNTY PAYS TRIBUTE TO LOCAL VETERANS - The Pamlico County Veterans Council will pay tribute to deceased veterans during a brief memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the flagpole in front of the courthouse in Bayboro. This month’s ceremony will be in honor of Daniel Carmen, a veteran of World War II who served in the Navy. Daniel Carmen was born March 12, 1929, in Bayboro, and was one of five children born to Alfred and Martha Williams Carmen. He grew up in the Bayboro community and attended the Pamlico Training School in Stonewall. Carmen enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Raleigh on June 12, 1946. He took his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Bainbridge, Md. He attended the Naval training facility (air intercept) at Jamestown, R.I.  Other stations included the U.S. Air Station at Quonset Point, R.I., XC SPU Cast Naval Air Station, Squanton, Mass., Composite Squadron Thirty Third and VC-33 Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va. His duty was a cook (TA Steward Apprentice). Seaman Daniel Carmen was discharged from the United States Navy on Dec. 12, 1949. His military decorations were the World War II Victory Medal and the American Defense Medal.  Daniel Carmen’s family holds a legacy of service to country. His father, Alfred Carmen Sr., served in the U.S. Army during World War I. His brothers, Melvin Carmen and Alfred Carmen Jr., served in the military in World War II.  After his discharge, Carmen lived in the Boston area for several years, working as a cook and security guard. He returned to Pamlico County in the early 1980s and worked for Hatteras Yachts as a laminator and for the Mason Shoe Manufacturing Company. He was a trustee, grounds and kitchen manager, a member of the Angelic Male Chorus and a member of Green Hill M.B. Church. Carmen married Betsy Greene of the Pamlico community in 1992 and lived there until his death on Dec. 22, 2002.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 2, 2006)

Cashwell Beverly Caroon

Cashwell Beverly "Cash" Caroon, 77 of Southport, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009.  He was born in Oriental on August 6, 1931 to the late Elmo and Beatrice Edwards Caroon.  He is survived by his wife, Irma Ross Caroon; four sons; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Howard Ross Caroon, and brothers S.E. Caroon and Darrel Lee Caroon.  He was a member of Southport Baptist Church where a celebration of his life was held with the Revs. Foyd Bennett and P.D. Midgett officiating.  Burial followed inn Northwood Cemetery.  Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, August 19, 2009)  Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

Linald Reginald Caroon

Linald Reginald Caroon, 83, of Lowland, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. John Carawan and Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday night at the Funeral Home and other times at the home, 395 Horne Road, Lowland. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Friday, May 27, 2011)

Junior Dexter Carpenter

ARAPAHOE - Junior "Skip" Dexter Carpenter, 64, died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was a member of Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church, VFW, Navy Fleet Reserve, a town commissioner of Arapahoe, past chief of Arapahoe VFD. He worked for 20 years with civil service at Cherry Point. He retired from the U.S. Navy.  His first duty station with the U.S. Navy was in 1955 in Key West, FL, where he worked the flight line. From 1956-58 he was stationed on the USS Forrestall where he served as director of the flight deck. From 1959-61 he served at NAS Norfolk in the Overhaul and Repair Department. He served on the USS Kitty Hawk from 1962-65 on the flight deck. In 1966 he was stationed at Milton, FL at Whiting Field, a training field for cadets. From 1970-73 he served in Norfolk, VA as special shipboard fire fighting instructor. In September 1973 he went to fleet reserve from active duty at NAS Bermuda. In 2001 he was the recipient of a medal for his duty in the Battle of Taiwan Straits.  He was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne Carpenter, in 1979, and his parents, Hanse D. and Ada Goff Carpenter.  He is survived by his wife, Martha L. Carpenter; one son, Stuart Carpenter and his wife, Mindy, of Arapahoe; one daughter, Sandi Prescott and her husband, Mark, of Grantsboro; one brother, Delbert Carpenter of Painesville, OH; one sister, Joy Carpenter of Painesville, OH; one grandson, Luke Carpenter Prescott; cousins, Charlie and Cathy Goff and son, C. J.; and two nieces, Carolina Seal and Joy Louise Carpenter.  Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Toler officiating.  Burial will be in the Flowers Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, just prior to the funeral service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 23, 2002)

Mary Ellen Mann Carroll

ORIENTAL - Mary Ellen Mann Carroll, 74, of 1246 Janiero Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at her home.  She graduated from Pamlico Training School in 1956 and Pamlico Technical Institute. Her membership at Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church included serving as a deaconess, former preacher's steward, choir and Hospitality member.  Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church, Oriental with the Rev. L. S. Sabsook, pastor. Burial will follow at St. Stephen MB Church Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Michael Mann of Baltimore, Md.; four daughters, Erlinda Leggett of New Bern, Cheryl Clark of Clinton, Md., Lisa Carroll of the home and Cynthia Carroll of Chester, Va.; one sister, Leatrice Davis of Oriental; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August 24, 2012)

Sadie S. Carroll

CHESAPEAKE - Sadie S. Carroll, 103, of the 200 block of Rainbow Lane, died March 8, 2003 in a local hospital. She was the widow of Percy H. Carroll.  Mrs. Carroll was born in Pamlico County, N.C. and was the daughter of the late Norman H. and Mittie R. Scott in a family of nine children. She was the only surviving child.   Mrs. Carroll and her husband started the Greenwich Building Supply Co. in 1940. Her husband died in 1960 and she continued to operate the business until she sold it and retired in 1963.  After her retirement, Mrs. Carroll became active in many civic organizations. She was past president of the Federation of Garden Clubs of Norfolk and Vicinity from 1961 to 1963. She was editor and publisher for two years of ''The Garden Viewpoint,'' a USA distributed magazine for the purpose of creating a ''Peace of Mind.'' Mrs. Carroll was a member of the Tidewater Business and Professional Womens Club. She was a professional registered parliamentarian, the highest rank the national association has to offer. She was a specialist in the Academy of Parliamentary Procedures and Law Club and a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians. She taught parliamentary law for many years and was one of the few in the Norfolk area who was certified to administer the National Certification Test. She was a past president of the Norfolk Gaveliers, NAP.  Mrs. Carroll was a member of the South Norfolk Baptist Church since Oct. 12, 1925 and was the oldest and longest living member of the church. She was active in her younger years, teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir. In 1929 she was a delegate representing ''Young People'' to the Baptist World Alliance in Montreal, Canada. She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews and her dear friends, Margaret Belvin and Cleo Stangle.  A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the South Norfolk Baptist Church by the Rev. Scott Harris. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Norfolk. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 until 8 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the South Norfolk Baptist Church Choir. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Chesapeake Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 10, 2003; pg. B8)

Frances Lenora Harris Cason

ALLIANCE - Frances Lenora Harris Cason, 83, died Friday, May 23 at New Bern Healthcare. A graveside service was held Monday, May 25, 2 pm, at McCotter Cemetery in Alliance with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  She was a member of Alliance United Methodist Church was retired from the State of North Carolina.  She is survived by two sons, James Landreth Cason III of Chesapeake, VA and Ralph Nichols Cason of Alliance; and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Landreth Cason, Jr.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2003)

Grace Bernard Caton

Grace Bernard Caton, 93, formerly of the 1100 block of Santeetlah Ave., a retired office clerk, died Nov. 10, 1993, in Norfolk. She was born in Oriental, N.C., and worked for the Campbell Photo Center. She was the widow of Edward Theopolis Caton Jr. and was a member of Ghent United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Thornton Stith Bernard Sr. and Judith Ella Spence Bernard.  She is survived by two nieces, Betty Bernard Myers of Virginia Beach and Judith Bernard Shirley of Chesapeake; and one nephew, Robert Lee Nicholas Sr. of Norfolk.  A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Magnolia Cemetery, Norfolk, conducted by the Rev. Paul D. Moore. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Evan L. Shirley, 594 Longdale Crescent, Chesapeake. Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - November 11, 1993; pg. D2)

Hol Clinton Cayton

SALISBURY - Hol Clinton Cayton, 87, of Salisbury passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at his home.  Born in Grantsboro, N.C., he was the son of the late Isaac Duff and Ella Tingle Caton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn L. Cayton.  Mr. Cayton was a member of Wicomico Presbyterian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fleet Reserve Association. He began his Naval career in 1935 and served aboard a number of ships, including the hospital ship USS Relief, the battleship USS Maryland and numerous amphibious ships, including the USS Spiegel Grove. He participated in the Bikini atomic bomb tests and in many of our major military campaigns in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, including the occupation of Japan. He retired as a chief warrant officer (CWO-4) in 1965 after 30 years of continuous service.  Mr. Cayton had a great love for fishing, gardening and reading. He will always be remembered as a devoted and loving father and husband whose concern for others showed no bounds. He will be missed for the joy he brought to the lives of his family members.  He is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Berns of Salisbury; a son, Dennis C. Cayton of Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.  Arrangements are being handled by Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, in Salisbury.   (The Daily Times [Salisbury, MD] - January 23, 2004; pg. 4)

Ozeta Gaskins Cayton

AURORA - Ozeta Gaskins Cayton, 94, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Whitehill Free Will Baptist Church.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitehill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery  She is survived by one son, James A. Cayton of Aurora; one daughter, Shirley Gregoire of Fairhope, Ala; one sister, Mildred Jordan of Aurora; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church fellowship hall.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, July 3, 2008)

Jennifer Toler Centers

Jennifer Toler Centers, 64, of Ernul died, May 17 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Jackie Centers Sr.; one son, Jackie Centers Jr.; one daughter, Tammy Toler; three brothers, Johnnie Toler, Donald Toler and Leslie Toler; three sisters, Kay Jones, Marilyn Jones, and Connie Moore; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 19 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – May 19, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

William N. Chastang

ORIENTAL - William N. Chastang, 63, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Craven Regional Medical Center after losing his battle with lung cancer.  He had worked as project manager with IBM, and was a member of the Oriental Rotary Club and past manager of Sea Harbor Yacht Club.  He is survived by his wife, Jean C. Chastang; two daughters, Cindy Chastang of Wendell and Kim Schooler and husband, Ric, of Smithfield; one brother, Fred W. Chastang, Jr., of Smithfield; and three grandchildren, Brandi, Shannon and Billie-Jean Schooler.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Walter Graves officiating.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 3, 2007)

Carl Winfield Clark, Sr.

Carl Winfield Clark Sr., 87, of the 2600 block of Mapleton Ave., a retired pullman porter, died Oct. 21, 1994, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Clark was born in Bayboro, N.C. He had retired from R.R. Pullman Co. after 17 years. He had been retired for 22 years. He had also retired from the American Window Co. and had worked there from 1960-1972. He was a member of New Bethlehem Church of Christ Disciples, Norfolk. He was chairman of Board of Deacons, Chairman of Board of Trustees and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was presiding master Ideal Large and was a member of Eureka Lodge, Masonic Lodge Exceisor 87 and president of Broad Creek Civic League. He was a member of the Norfolk Planning Commission, Norfolk Commissions on Aging, Norfolk Clean Community System and supervisor and manager of Neighborhood Facility Bureau. He was a member with the Norfolk Police Community Relations and was president of sleeping car porters. He was honored by the Tidewater Transportation District Commissions, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in recognition of outstanding community service, the Inter-City Federation of Civic Leagues in appreciation for his devoted and invaluable service and the Huntersville Senior Club in recognition of active participation. He diligently worked with city planners to utilize Liberty Park Property for Norfolk State University expansion and for the construction of upscale homes. He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth Wood Clark and Nelson Clark.  Survivors include his wife, Vashti Johnson Clark of Norfolk; three sons, Carl Winfield Clark Jr. of Norfolk, Bishop Melvin E. Clark of Aliquippa, Pa., and Wallace A. Clark Sr. of Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Melvin E. Clark Jr. and Sherris Clark, both of Washington, D.C., David L. Clark and Vashti V. Clark, both of Monaca, Pa., Amanda Clark and Tabia Clark, both of Norfolk, Kenneth M. Clark of Philadelphia, Pa., Wallace Clark Jr. of New York, Sheryl Clark Rodgers of Atlanta, Ga. and Connie Williams of North Carolina and Erica Clark of Maryland; six great-grandchildren, Carl Rodgers and Shenell Rodgers, both of Atlanta, Ga., Melvin Clark III and Michael Clark, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., Melessie Clark of Philadelphia, Pa. and Johnathan Clark of Alexandria.  The funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday in New Hope Church of God in Christ, 3232 Brest Ave., Norfolk, by Bishop Melvin E. Clark Sr. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements. A wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 24, 1994; pg. B4)

Freda Dianne Tippett Clark

Freda Dianne Tippett Clark of 1667 South Goose Creek Road in Grantsboro passed away the 26th day of May 2008. Freda enjoyed horses, motorcycles and music, and she loved her family and the Lord dearly. She will always be loved and in our hearts forever and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  Freda was preceded in death by her father, Fred Tippett Jr. She is survived by her son, Steven Paul Bailey of Arapahoe; her mother, Doris Vandiford Tippett of Grantsboro; three sisters, Sherry Tippett Dixon and her husband, Eddie, of Grantsboro, Joan Tippett Booth and her husband, Allen, of Cove City, and Tammy Tippett Simpson and her husband, Randy, of Grantsboro; nieces and nephews, Stacy Watson and her husband, Mark, of Olympia, Shane Dixon and his wife, Alicia, of Reelsboro, Michelle McCoy and her husband, Rodney, of Cove City, Crystal Smith and her husband, Erik, of Bath, and Jeremy Simpson and Samuel Simpson, both of Grantsboro; and many aunts, uncles, and great-nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Watford officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, May 29, 2008)

Katherine Spencer Clark

Katherine Spencer Clark, 73, of the 500 block of N. Centerville Turnpike, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, in a Virginia Beach hospital.  Mrs. Clark was born in Bayboro, N.C., the daughter of the late Thomas Z. and Martha Riggs Spencer. She was a member of Centerville Baptist Church and a former member of Bethel Baptist Church, both in Chesapeake.  Survivors include her husband, Warren H. Clark Sr. of Chesapeake; three daughters, Martha C. Ayers of Beech Bluff, Tenn., Mary-Ann C. Palmer and Patricia C. Lundgren, both of Chesapeake; her son, Warren H. Clark Jr. of Weddington, N.C.; two sisters, Josephine S. Rolison of Dover, Del., Peggy S. Walker of Hillsborough, N.C.; two brothers, Thomas Z. Spencer Jr. of Grantsboro, N.C., Edward L. Spencer of Alliance, N.C.; six grandchildren, William W. Bachtell, Evan S. Clark, Peyton C. Palmer, Ryan D. Sawyer, Lauren M. Sawyer and Kerra M. Lundgren.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Centerville Baptist Church, Chesapeake, by the Rev. David Shelton and the Rev. John Dearing. Private interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge, from 6 to 9 p.m. today and requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Portsmouth-Chesapeake Unit, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23513.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - September 20, 1997; pg. B4)

Richard Gerald Clements

ORIENTAL - Richard Gerald Clements, 78, of 1006 Gilgo Road, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center. A retired environmental scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency, he volunteered with various Oriental organizations.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret N. Clements; three sons, David and John Clements, both of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Andrew Clements of Arlington, Va.; one step-son, Ed Hughes of Midlothian, Va.; one daughter, Catherine C. Barbour of Bethesda, Md.; five brothers, Charles, Larry, John, Mike and James Clements, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, May 6, 2009)

Anna-Marie Clock

ORIENTAL - Anna-Marie Clock, 84, of Oriental and of Islip, N.Y., died Friday, July 11, 2008 at Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y.   She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Forrest Clock; two sons, Peter and Dean Clock; two daughters, Lesley Kane and Dale Bente; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Overton Funeral Home of Islip, N.Y.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, July 16, 2008)

Joyce Marie Mattocks Cobb

BAYBORO - Joyce Marie Mattocks Cobb, 74, of 304 N. Third St. died Saturday, Aug. 16, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Joyce was a 1954 graduate of Pamlico County Training School, a former employee of Sound Packing Company and a retiree of Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was a life member of Zion Hill Christian Church.  Her funeral will be held at noon Friday, Aug. 22, at Zion Hill Christian Church with the Rev. James Ingram officiating. Burial will be in the Jones family cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Darryl Cobb of Hoffman and Dwayne Cobb of Bayboro; four brothers, Earl Mattocks and Walter Mattocks, both of the Florence community, John Mattocks of Virginia Beach, Va., and James Mattocks of Blounts Creek; one sister, Clara Neeley of Alexandria, Va.; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Walter and Lois Mattocks, 1757 Whortonsville Road, in the Florence community.  Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – August 23, 2008)

James Anderson Collins, Sr.

James Anderson Collins Sr., 71, of Grantsboro died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.   He was a native of Pamlico County. He was a graduate of Pamlico County Training School and attended Pamlico Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and was formerly employed at Texas Gulf as a security guard.  The funeral will be held at noon Friday, April 18, 2008, at New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, N.C. Highway 306 North, with the Rev. Lawrence Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Union Chapel Church cemetery, Grantsboro.  He is survived by his wife, Doris S. Collins of Grantsboro; one son, James A. Collins Jr. of Grantsboro; four daughters, Patricia Riddick of Jacksonville, Sheryl Brown of New Bern, Gertrude Cofield of Grantsboro, and Flora Simpson of Morrisville, Pa.; two brothers, Harold Lee Collins of Baton Rouge, La., and Ronnie Thomas of Arapahoe; two sisters, Edith Brown and Dollie Collins of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 5549 Neuse Blvd., Grantsboro. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Oscar's Mortuary. Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, April 17, 2008)

Edward Earl Conner

REELSBORO - Edward Earl Connor, 50, died Wednesday, July 30 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Saturday, August 2, 2 pm, in the Sandhill Cemetery with the Rev. Riley Green officiating.  He was a member of Reelsboro Volunteer Fire Department and Pamlico County Rescue Squad.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Williams of LaGrange; one son, Preston Connor or Reelsboro; one daughter, Stephanie Reynolds, Reelsboro; one brother, George Connor of New Bern; three sisters, Nancy Riggs of Chesapeake, VA, Patricia Tripp of Wallace and Connie Woodward of DeFanice, OH.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

James J. Connett

ALLIANCE - MSgt. James J. "Jim" Connett, USMC, Ret., 86, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. He had been in declining health for several months. MSgt. Connett served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 through 1970. He was a proud American and a highly decorated veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  He is survived by his wife, Lydia Sawyer Connett; his children, Taffy and Darrell Graham of Concord, Candy and Wayne Bamberger of Alliance, and Joy and Ben Corley of Matthews; and four grandchildren, Tyler, Natalie, and Taylor Graham of Concord, and Mina Taylor of Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Courtney Graham, in 2003.  A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery later this month. There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, August 20, 2010)

Catherine Daniels Connor

Catherine Daniels Connor, 80, died Sunday, September 7, 2008, in Raleigh.  The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, at Oriental United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Walter Graves officiating. Interment will be in the Oriental Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Catherine Connor was born on October 13, 1927, in Lakeview, N.C., and spent most of her childhood in Oriental, N.C. She and her husband returned to Oriental in 1982 after a career in the Coast Guard and lived there until they moved to Raleigh in 2004.  Mrs. Connor was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Connor, her brother Clifton Daniels Jr., and her son James Robert (Bob) Connor.  She is survived by a son, Michael Connor of Kernersville; a daughter, Connie Connor of Raleigh; two brothers, Richard Daniels of Morehead City and James (Jimmy) Daniels of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a stepsister, Shirley Daniels of Newport News, Va.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, September 9, 2008)

Sue Brinn Conway

Sue Brinn Conway, a resident of 1065 Burbage Road, Bath, NC, departed this life Monday, October 8, 2012.  A Celebration of Sue's life will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Bath, NC, officiated by the Reverends Eric Zubler and Gary Fulton. Interment will immediately follow at the Brinn Family Cemetery, 1065 Burbage Road, Bath. The family will receive friends at St. Clair's Church of Christ, Bath, NC, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 12, and other times at her home and the homes of her sisters.  Honorary Pallbearers are Les Burbage, C.M. Cartwright, John Mike Spain, Don Burbage, Greg Burbage, Wilson Paul, Mike Godley, Johann Manson, Rex Burbage, Edward Burbage, Faye Burbage, Pat Rice, Winkie Lassiter, Brenda Godley, Jennie Hollowell, Elaine Horne, Sandra McCann, Holly Wade, Lela Sprigs, and Emily Alberra.  Ms. Conway was born February 25, 1944 to parents Jatha B. and Lucy Grey Brinn who preceded her in death. She is survived by her sisters Barbara B. Mason and husband Jack, June B. Wallace and her husband Jack, Angelia B. Shackelford and husband Chip; nephew Jay Mason and wife Michelle, nieces Leigh Anne M. Clark, Jenni W. Uzzell and husband Lemmie, Gina W. Hull and husband Robbie; great nephews Ryan Mason, Colby Mason, Alex Clark, Tyler Clark and Jack Uzzell; great nieces Rachel B. Uzzell, Greyson Hull, Avery Hull and many beloved cousins and friends.   Ms. Conway was a vivacious lady who had a zest for life. She attended Bath High School, graduating in 1962. She graduated from East Carolina University in 1965. After a short career of teaching in schools at Fort Bragg, NC, and Poquoson, VA, her love of color and fashion led her to launch a career in Men's Wear which led her to live in Atlanta, Washington, DC, and New York City. She traveled the world for work and pleasure. Upon leaving the fashion industry Sue returned to the Brinn Farm where she enjoyed her flowers, animals and immersed herself in realizing her dream of the restoration of the family farm and perpetuating the home place for the next generation. She worked at Northside High School for the past several years and took an active role in the community. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and served on the vestry. She was a member of the Pam-le-co Book Club, Historic Bath Garden Club, Bath High School Preservation and the Bath Community Rescue Squad.   Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Conway family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Bessie Esadean Lupton Cook

Bessie (Becky) Esadean Lupton Cook: January 22, 1927 – December 21, 2011.  Becky Cook died peacefully while surrounded by loved ones at her Northridge, Calif. home on December 21, 2011. She was 84.  Bessie E. Lupton was born in Lowland and moved to Los Angeles in 1948. She married Robert E. Cook in 1950. Together, they raised three children and witnessed the birth of five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren before Bob's passing in 2005. She will be fondly remembered for her generosity and hospitality.   Becky is survived by her daughters, Robbie Monsma (Durham) and Janice Tostado (John), as well as her son, Laurence Cook (Wesley) and her grandchildren and great -grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Libby Cahoon of Grantsboro.   The family held private memorial services in California and North Carolina.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, January 4, 2012)

Barbara M. Cooley

MERRITT - Barbara M. Cooley, age 62, of Merritt, cherished wife, mother, grandmother and friend, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 17th.  She was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church and retired secretary of Fred A. Anderson School. She loved being with her family and friends and adored being with her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and watching baseball and college basketball.  Barbara was the dear and loving wife of Harold Cooley for almost 44 years. She was the beloved mother of Sherri Reynolds and husband, Steve, of Davidson and Mike and wife, Michelle, of Merritt. She will be lovingly remembered by her four grandchildren, Sheena, Caitlin, Alexis and Matthew and her mother-in-law, Christine Hux. She is also survived by one brother, Paul Wayne Moore of Peoria, Illinois and one sister, Katherine Moore Billups of Rocky Mount.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and A.P. Moore.  A special thanks to Alice and Calvin Cooley for their special kindness and never failing support and to other close family and dear friends for their thoughts and prayers during these last three months.  A service to celebrate her life is planned for 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 19 at Bryant Funeral Home. Her love and strength will live on in us.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Charlie Bee Cooper, Sr.

ORIENTAL - Charlie Bee Cooper Sr., 60, of 455 Styron Town Road died Wednesday at Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City.  He retired from Choice Messesnger Service in Jersey City, N.J. and returned to his hometown of Oriental in 1999.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Serinus Willis Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Stephen Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his widow, Agnes Cooper of Jersey City, N.J., one son, Charlie Bee Cooper Jr. of Jersey City, N.J.; his mother, Esther S. Cooper of the home; two brothers, Vernon L. Cooper of Springfield Garden, N.Y. and the Rev. Willie M. Cooper of Teaneck, N.J.; and one sister, Cassandra Hackney of Raleigh.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 4, 2002)

Dalton Cooper, Sr.

REELSBORO - Dalton Cooper Sr., 82, of 378 Longleaf Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico. He was a native of the Florence community of Pamlico County and a member of Zion Hill Christian Church. His ministries included serving as an ordained deacon, senior choir member and superintendent of Sunday school. He was formerly employed with General Wholesale and was a retiree of Coca-Cola Bottling Company after 32 years of employment. His community service was as the captain of the Florence-Whortonsville Fire Dept. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters with the Rev. James Ingram officiating. The burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery in Florence. He is survived by his wife, Siddie Stokes Cooper of the home; two sons, Larry Cooper of Cove City and Gary Cooper of Reelsboro; three daughters, Carolyn Cooper of Reelsboro, Cheryl Harris of Havelock and Felicia Cooper of New Bern; one brother, John Thomas Mattocks of Georgia and Georgia M. Georges of New York, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, October 19, 2010)

Esther Spencer Cooper

ORIENTAL - Esther Spencer Cooper, 87, of 455 Styron Town Road in Oriental died Sunday, March 21 at Raleigh Community Hospital. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 27, 12 noon, at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. S. Willis, Sr., pastor, officiating.  She was a member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church.  She is survived by two sons, Vernon Cooper of Oriental and Rev. Willie Cooper of NJ; one daughter, Cassandra Hackney of Clayton; one brother, Alex Cooper of New Bern; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

George Alex Cooper

ORIENTAL - George "Alex" Cooper, 88, of 1180 Oriental Road, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at his home.  He was a native of Oriental and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church in Oriental with the Rev. Irvin L. Hickman officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stephen's Church Cemetery.  He is survived by one son, Samuel Gregory Small of the home; four daughters, Elizabeth Whitney, Shenna Myrick of Jacksonville, Fla., Ruby Whitney of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Deidre Walker of Marietta, Ga. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be noon to 6 p.m. Monday at Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern, and at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 13, 2005)

William Hubert Cooper

BAYBORO - William Hubert Cooper Sr., 74, 281 Swan Point Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was formerly employed at Five Points Milling Co. and the City of New Bern Maintenance Department; and was the oldest deacon at St. Peter Baptist Church Ministries.  His funeral will be noon Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at St. Peter Baptist Church Ministry, Aurora, with the Rev. Barry Squires, pastor, and the Rev. William H. Cooper II, eulogist. The burial will follow in the Broad Creek Church Cemetery, Oriental.  He is survived by his wife, Ethel Jones Cooper of Maribel; three sons, William Stanley Jones of Bayboro, Timothy Respers of Durham, and William Hubert Cooper II of Raleigh; two daughters, Kathleen Becton of Oriental and Qunnie Parker of Savannah, Ga.; three sisters, Carrie Sawyer of Bayboro, Elmon Arnetter Smith and Geneva Shy, both of New Bern; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of William and Kathleen Becton, 2919 Trent Road, Oriental. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Oscar's Mortuary.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, December 24, 2011)

Lillian Marshall Corey

ORIENTAL- Lillian Marshall Corey died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Oriental United Methodist Church, followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall. The family welcomes visitors anytime. "Lib" grew up in Summerfield, raised her children in Greensboro and moved to Oriental in 1974 with her new husband Jack Corey. Lib was a fierce competitor on the golf course and tennis court and was known to enjoy holding a fishing rod in her hand. It was not uncommon to hear a knock on your door and see Lib standing there with a pot of soup, a helping hand or a word of wisdom or advice. She loved her husband, her children and her community with zest and with a servant's heart.  She is survived by her children, Alec (Mary) Sharpe of Kernersville, Debby (Steve) Hight of Winterville, Greg (Mary) Sharpe of Woodbury, Minn., and Danny (Ann) Sharpe of Eastampton, N.J. She was the lover of 10 grandchildren, Daniel Sharpe, Corey Sharpe, Haven (Lee) Smith, Jordan Hight, Mary Marshall Sharpe, Will Sharpe, Nancy Sharpe, Marshall Sharpe, Sarah Sharpe and Morgan Sharpe; and one great-grandchild, Landon Smith.  She volunteered with Hospice of Pamlico County and was an active member of Oriental United Methodist Church (memorials may be designated to either).  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - October 28, 2005; pg. B6)

Walter C. Corley

AURORA - Walter C. Corley, 88, of 1354 Bergia Road, died Tuesday, July 8 at Britthaven of Pamlico in Alliance. A funeral service was held Friday, July 11, 10:30 am, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with Father Ernest Ruede officiating with entombment in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  He was in the US Army, worked for the State of New Jersey, was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Order of the Elks and a member of St. Paul’s Church.  He is survived by his wife, Rita Galland-Corley; one son, John Kevin Corley of Oregon; one daughter, Mary Beth Corley of New Jersey; sister, Anna Oswald of New Jersey; step-children, Carol Phillips of Blounts Creek, Clare Carter and Paul Galland, both of Aurora; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Hans.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

Charles Leon Cornell, IV

Charles Leon Cornell, IV, a resident of Bayboro, N.C., died there Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. He was 14.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, N.C. A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church in Cash Corner, N.C., with the Rev. Wayne Hargrove officiating. Interment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern, N.C.  Charles was a native of Porterville. He was a resident of Bayboro, N.C., for one year. He was a freshman at Pamlico County High School. He enjoyed sports, boating and dirt bike riding.  He is survived by his father, Charles Cornell III of Bayboro, N.C.; his mother, Donna Lolly of Paradise; his step-mother, Debbie Cornell of Bayboro, N.C.; his step-father, Scott Lolly of Paradise; four sisters, Tiffany Lesly of Fresno, Becky Litto of Paradise, and Kassi Cornell and Kayla Cornell, both of Bayboro, N.C.; three brothers, Steven Lesly of Bayboro, N.C., and Anthony Litto and Scottie Lolly, both of Paradise; two grandparents, Charles and Sue Cornell of Bayboro, N.C.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 99, Alliance, NC 28509.   (The Porterville Recorder [Porterville, CA] - November 13, 2006)

Barbara Armstrong Cousins

GRANTSBORO - Barbara Armstrong Cousins, 64, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at home.  She is survived by one son, Mack Wallace-Jones of Grantsboro; two daughters, Tricia Ormond of Grantsboro and Cheryl Scott of Princeton; two brothers, Eddie Armstrong of Bridgeton and David Armstrong of Ayden; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Celestial Memorial Gardens in Cash Corner.  The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, April 27, 2010)

Carol Ann Cowden

Oriental lost a true friend with the passing of Carol Ann Cowden on Thursday, February 7, 2008. She was surrounded by her loving family. Carol who was loved by all and brought smiles to many faces with her bright sense of humor and her ability to turn lemons into lemonade. It has been said by many that her presence lights up the room.  Born in California, she was a proud member of the Native Daughters of California with ancestors dating back to the gold rush. Some of Carol's fondest childhood memories took place at "The Cabin" in Lake Tahoe, which was built by her beloved grandfather, whom she affectionately named "Ging." Carol also reminisced often about her teenage years living on Lake Minnetonka, in Minnesota.  Her parents returned to California when she was in high school. She studied home economics in college in preparation for what she knew early on was her vocation in life, to be a mother and a homemaker. She excelled in both areas and never felt that she sacrificed a career, this was her career.  Carol was a very involved mother. She was a Cub Scout den mother, a team mother, a band mom, always active in her children's school, and a costumer extraordinaire. She was the costume designer for the Laguna Moulton Playhouse and Laguna Youth Repertory Theatre where she costumed everything from the elegance of Richard the Lion-hearted to a whimsical porcupine. Needless to say, her children always won the award for best costume on Halloween.  Carol was well known for her creativity and imagination as a craftsperson. Her skills flourished out of necessity as a young mother sewing clothes for her children. This ingenuity grew into a hobby that became her passion. This is exemplified by her handmade dolls, teddy bears, quilts, sachets, knitting, and many other creations. To top it all off, Carol had a true flair for cooking. She took pride in the smiles first from her children, then from her many dinner guests savoring her culinary talents.  Carol always loved the South. She used to say, "I am a Southern belle at heart." She discovered Oriental while touring the United States in a motor home and settled in Oriental after the warm welcome she received from the town, led by John and Faye Bond. In Oriental she was active in The First Baptist Church, The Oriental Woman's Club, The Fire House Quilters, The Knit Wits, The Bookies, The Dance Club and the Pelican Players. She organized and created costumes for Croaker Festival parades including the famous All Girl Fish Band. Every Halloween was graced with her unbelievably creative costumes along with the annual Oscar Night Party, where she reigns as winner of the most Oscars ever! Clearly she possessed a wonderful sense of humor, loved parties and most of all loved to make them special. She was truly Oriental's diva and fashionista.  She found true love and happiness when she least expected it being set up on a blind date with Bob Cowden. In gratitude they named their adopted son for the matchmaker, Alan Fang of the North. Together Carol and Bob's love and enthusiasm have touched many lives. Collectively they epitomized the spirit of Oriental.  The joys of Carol's life were her grandchildren. Carter, 10, with whom she loved to play crazy-8's; Kendall, 6, who loved when Grammy painted her nails; and Zane, 4, who shares her beautiful blonde hair and radiant smile. Angus, 3, loved making and eating chocolate chip cookies with Grammy, and Ian, 22 months, who brought Grammy many smiles as he toddled down the hall giggling, "Gwammy, Gwammy, Gwammy!"  According to Carol, her greatest accomplishment by far was the successful raising of her three children who feel she exemplified what a parent should be and are now carrying on that tradition of the strong family bond.  She will always be remembered for her beauty and incredible inner strength.  Carol is survived by her devoted husband, Robert Wayne Cowden of Oriental, N.C.; son, Cameron Fraser and his wife, Tricia; grandchildren, Carter and Kendall of Laguna Beach, Calif.; son, Stuart Fraser and wife, Susan; grandson, Zane of Solana Beach, Calif.; and daughter, Heather Fergerson, her husband, Jeffrey, and grandsons, Angus and Ian of Huntington, Vt.; mother, Ruth Smith of Post Falls, Idaho; father, Paul Hurych of Hayward, Calif.; sister, Jane Gebers of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and sister, Elaine Rankin of Sedona, Ariz. Her three stepchildren include Nerissa Kreher and her children, Alexander and Elaina; Anthony Cowden; and Christine Street.  Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on February 9, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, with funeral services to follow at 5 p.m., also at Bryant Funeral Home.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 10, 2008)

Carla Lupton Cowell
[June 7, 1962 - Apr. 25, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Apr. 27, 2002)

 Carroll Allen Cowell, Jr.

ORIENTAL - Carroll Allen Cowell Jr., 78, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Carolina East Medical Center.  He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Texas Gulf Phosphate Company.  He is survived by his wife, Iris Cowell of the home; two sons, Guy Cowell and Vernon Cowell of Oriental; three stepsons, Donald Smithwick and Craig Smithwick of Oriental and Phillip Reyes of New Bern; three brothers, Steve Cowell of Washington State, Timothy Cowell and Frank Cowell of Reelsboro; two sisters, Con-nie Lewis of Roseboro and Laura Simpson of Bayboro; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Cowell Cemetery in Alliance with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. Visitation will follow the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, April 6, 2010)

Hannah McCotter Cowell

BAYBORO - Hannah McCotter Cowell, 84, of Bayboro, beloved mother, granny, and friend to many, went to be with her Heavenly family on Sunday, December 9, 2012. She was born March 30, 1928, to Samuel F. and Glennie Woodard McCotter.  An alumnus of Peace College, she was a dedicated member of the Bethany Christian Church family where she was active in Circle Number 4. She was also a 45-year member of the UNC Educational Foundation and Tarheel fan, and an avid bridge player.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. "Jackie" Cowell Jr; son, Jeffrey F. Cowell and son and daughter-in-law, Mark R. and Carla L. Cowell; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Blake Jones.  She is survived by two sons, John W. Cowell III and wife, Glynis, of Durham and Keith D. Cowell and wife, Gloria, of Bayboro; daughter, Patricia C. Morris and husband, Marvin, of Semora, NC; two sisters-in-law, Cassie May Coppage of New Bern and Joy McCotter of Vandemere; one brother-in-law, Wesley H. Ruth of Matthews, NC; 12 grandchildren, Jack Cowell, Kate Cowell, Jeff (Samantha) Cowell, Chad (Lauren) Cowell, Matt Cowell, Worth Cowell, Hannah Cowell, Jaclyn (BJ) Jones, Katlyn Cowell, AJ (Lindsay) Sodoma, Marv Morris and Chelsea Morris; and three great-grandchildren, Finley Cowell, Colt Cowell and Ainsley Sodoma.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 11, 2012)

Holland Gray Cowell

BAYBORO - Holland “Holly” Gray Cowell, 23, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007.  Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at the Banks-Greene Cemetery, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating.  She is survived by one son, Joshua Lee Griffin; one daughter, Graysie Faye Lupton-Cowell; parents, Edward and Linda Cowell of Bayboro; brother, Tommy Rice of Kentucky; maternal grandmother, Elsie Lupton of Oriental; and maternal great-grandmother, Nellie Norman of Oriental.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 6, 2007)

Horace Talmadge Cowell, Sr.

Horace Talmadge Cowell Sr. died at home Sunday, Oct. 30.  Mr. Cowell was born in Alliance, on March 15, 1927, to the late Amos Watson and Sina Cooper Cowell. On Feb. 14, 1948, he married the former Reba Pipkin, who preceded him in death Jan. 20, 2009.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Hugh Alton Cowell, William Dewitt "Bill" Cowell, and Cecil Cooper Cowell, and a sister, Laura Frances Rothrock.  Mr. Cowell served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as well as the Korean War. He retired from Civil Service USMCAS Cherry Point in 1982 with 37 years of service. His hobbies were woodworking and gardening. He was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason with Lodge No. 479, Arapahoe, a member of Scottish Rite and a Shriner.  Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Reelsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Parker, the Rev. Charles Pollock and the Rev. Walter Graves officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Sandhill cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church from noon to 1 p.m. (prior to the funeral service) and at other times at the home located at 5775 NC 55 East in Reelsboro.  He is survived by two sons, Horace Talmadge "Tal" Cowell Jr. of Minnesott Beach and David Michael Cowell and wife, Joan Carla, of Ernul; four grandchildren, Michael Talmadge Cowell, Matthew David Cowell, Elaina Joy Cowell, all of Ernul and Joshua McCullen of Goldsboro; two great-grandchildren, Caleb Joshua McCullen of New Bern and Kendall Anne Toler of Ernul; two sisters, Elizabeth Mae Jones of Washington and Mary Delila Morton of Beaufort.  Bryant Funeral Home & Cremation, Alliance is serving the Cowell Family.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, November 1, 2011)

Alphonsa Cox. Jr.

ARAPAHOE - Alphonsa Cox Jr. died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Duke University Hospital.  He was a graduate of the Pamlico County High School and a veteran of the U. S. Army.  His funeral will be noon Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church, 67 Martin Rd., Arapahoe with the Rev. Jerlvine Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his mother, Marjorie L. Cox of Alliance; one son, Romero Cox of Lewisburg, Pa.; three daughters, Erica Jones of Wake Forest, Raquel Cox of Bayboro and Melissa Cox of New Bern; four sisters, Geraldine Bell of Bayboro, Teresa Brown of Grantsboro, Ann Maiden of New Bern and Loneice Shovonne Darden of New Bern; and nine grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of his mother, Alliance Manor, 207 Cowell Road, No. 5.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - April 1, 2012)

Carrie Louise Bryant Cradle

BAYBORO - Carrie Louise Bryant Cradle, 96, of Bayboro died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at her home.  She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses Neuse River Congregation.   Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Amhurst Boulevard, New Bern with the Rev. James White officiating.  Burial will be in New Bern National Cemetery.  She is survived by her three sons, Oliver Cradle of Bayboro, Robert Hooks and George Hooks of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two daughters, Gloria Thompson of Bayboro and Carolina Bell of Creedmoor; 25 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Oscar’s Mortuary from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, and other times at the residence, 804 Main St., Bayboro.  Viewing will be from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Oscar’s Mortuary.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc., New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, September 28, 2007)

Raymond Wesley Credle

BAYBORO - Raymond Wesley Credle, 91, of 8990 N.C. 304 East, Mesic Community, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at his residence.  A native of Mesic, he was a member of Mount Olive M.B. Church and he was employed with McCotter Farms for more than 30 years.  His funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. C.A. Felton Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Mesic Community Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce H. Credle of the home; one daughter, Peggy Yeates of Maryland; two stepsons, Mark Jones of Bayboro and Gerett Jones of California; one stepdaughter, Annette Edwards; and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Oscar's Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, June 8, 2011)

Robert L. Creal

VANCEBORO - Robert L. Creal, 74, of Vanceboro was called home Sunday, April 29, 2007.  Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He served his country proudly in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1974.  He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; and three children, Mary Lou Creal of Raleigh, Sharon Foster of Okinawa and Richard Creal of Wake Forest; a son-in-law, Col. Tim Foster; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Creal. Bob’s pride and joy were his nine grandchildren, Will, Cody, Noah, Abi, Alana, Holli, Trever, Noelle and Thomas.  A celebration of life will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Vanceboro United Methodist Church.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, April 30, 2007)

Calvin Cooledge Credle, Jr.

Calvin Cooledge Credle Jr., 59, of Mesic, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston.  A native of Mesic, he graduated from Pamlico Central High School, Stonewall. He was employed at the Veteran’s Hospital in Washington and New York for many years before returning to Mesic.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Mesic with the Rev. Theron Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  He is survived by one son, Calvin Credle Jr. II, of New York; two sisters, Betty Credle of Havelock and Marian Gorham of New Bern; and two grandchildren.  Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Directors, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service at the church.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, May 7, 2007)

Carrie Mae Credle

MESIC - Carrie Mae Credle, 90, of 8954 N.C. 304, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at her residence.  A native of Mesic, she was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church, where she formerly served as a mother of the church, senior choir member, chairwoman of the Missionary Circle and food service department. She was employed for many years as a nutrition planner with Senior Services.  Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. C.A. Felton Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in Mesic Memorial.  She is survived by six sons, Edward Credle, Bryan Credle, and Michael Credle, all of Bayboro, James Warren Credle of Newark, N.J., Ronnie Credle of Palmdale, Calif., and Frankie Credle of Cape May, N.J.; three daughters, Marjorie Covie of East Orange, N.J., Lorraine Dixon of Newport News, Va., and Connie Credle of Winston-Salem; one sister, Cynthia Robinson of New Bern; 41 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, May 25, 2007)

Debra Ann Credle

BAYBORO - Debra Ann Credle, 52, of 8954 N.C. 304, died Monday, April 20, 2007, at her residence.  She was a native of the Mesic community and a graduate of the Pamlico County school system. She was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church, where she served as an usher, choir member, missionary secretary and a women of purpose member.  Funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. C.A. Felton officiating.  Burial will be in Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by her mother, Carrie C. Credle of the home, two sons, Aswad Credle and Dwayne Credle, of Winston-Salem; two daughters, Githa Harry of Woodbridge, Va., and Rachel Credle of the home; six brothers, Edward Earl Credle, Michael D. Credle and Brian H. Credle, all of Bayboro, James Warren Credle of Newark, N.J., Ronnie C. Credle of Palmdale, Calif., and Frankie Credle of Cape May, N.J.; three sisters, Marjorie Coviel of New Jersey, Lorraine Dixon of Newport News, Va., and Connie Credle of Winston-Salem; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and at the church an hour before the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday May 2, 2007)

Frankie Credle

BODY RECOVERED OFF NEW JERSEY MISSING CREWMAN - New Jersey authorities have confirmed the remains of a body found tangled in a fishing net was a crewman aboard a scallop boat that sank off the New Jersey coast.  Fifty-seven year old Frankie Credle of Bayboro, is the fourth body recovered from the Lady Mary.  The Coast Guard says the fishing boat John & Nicholas recovered his decomposed remains in their nets on Wednesday 60 miles off the coast of Cape May.  Only one of the seven crewmen survived the sinking in March.  The cause of the accident remains under investigation.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 24, 2009; pg. 8A)

Homer Credle, III

NEPTUNE, N.J. - Homer Credle, III of 4 Pharo Street, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Central State Hospital, Freehold, N.J. He was a native of Pamlico County, served in the U.S. Army and retired from the State of New Jersey.  His funeral will be held 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shewbury Avenue, Red Bank, N.J. Burial will be in Brigadier Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown, N.J.  He is survived by his wife, Annabell Credle of the home; father, Homer Credle Jr. of New Bern; daughters, Tracey Mckenzie of Georgia, Toni Foster of Maryland, Roscine Credle and Monique Credle, both of Neptune, N.J.; sisters, Wilhelmina Vaughn, Tinton Falls of N.J. and Sandra Credle of New Bern; brothers, Theodore Credle of Ewing, N.J., James Albert Credle and Calvin Credle, both of Neptune, N.J.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Viewing will be from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Friday, at the church.   Arrangements are by Childs Funeral Home,364 Shrewbury Ave., Red Bank, N.J.   Local announcement by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 15, 2014)

Mayo Bradley Credle, Sr.

Mayo Bradley Credle Sr., 91, of 8972 N.C. 304, Mesic, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at his residence.  He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and served as chairman of the deacon board advisor to the missionary circle, the pulpit committee, treasurer of the Sunday School State Convention, and the board of trustees. He served in the United States Army, and was employed as an aircraft mechanic with NADEP at MCAS Cherry Point.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Headquarters with the Rev. C.A. Felton officiating. Burial will be in the Mesic Community Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Hattie Jones Credle of the home; three sons, George B. Credle of Cordova, Tenn,, Mayo B. Credle Jr. and Dalton Credle, both of Westwood, N.J.; six daughters, Betty C. Dudley, Loretta C. Mann, both of Bayboro, Zola C. Johnson, Virginia C. Battle, both of New Bern, Karen C. Stealing of Fayetteville, and Velma C. Teel of Mesic; one brother, Raymond Credle of Mesic; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the headquarters.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, April 26, 2009)

Willie Marie Garrison Credle

NEW BERN - Willie Marie Garrison Credle, 84, of 3027 Madison Ave., died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Two Rivers Healthcare-Trent Campus. She was a native of Pamlico County and resided in Red Bank, N.J., prior to retirement. She was a Deaconess at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church and was involved in the Feed My Sheep program.  Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Bern Eastern M. B. Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. 306, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating and the Rev. Lawrence B. Kelsey Sr., eulogist. The interment will be in the Credle Family Cemetery, Mesic.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Homer Credle Jr. of the home; four sons, Homer Credle III, James Albert Credle, and Calvin Lee Credle, all of Neptune, N.J., and T. Kenneth Credle of Trenton; two daughters, Wilhelmina D. Vaughn of Tinton Falls, N.J., and Sandra C. Walker of New Bern; three brothers, Jesse Lee Garrison of Red Bank, N.J., Charles Garrison of Neptune, N.J., and Phillip Garrison of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sisters, Mary Boynton of Red Bank, N.J., Eva Davis of Kinston, Catherine Hamilton of Staunton, Va., and Annie Bowden of Mt. Gilead; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  The family will receive friends at Oscar's Mortuary from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight and other times at the residence.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, May 24, 2010)

Smith Creech
Submitted by Shirley Gabbert
 (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, July 4, 2009)

William V. Creel

William V. Creel, 73 years of age, went to be with the Lord, on Monday, July 5th at Pitt Hospital.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for 6 yrs. Bill was as courageous in his battle to live as he was in his life's work. He served as a lieutenant with the Philadelphia Fire Department for 25 years, always requesting the busiest stations. After retirement, this tireless man worked an-other 18 years at Allentown State Hospital as fire marshal. He volunteered with Southeast Pam-lico Fire Company, Hope Clinic and the Caring Carpenters. Bill's love of history, esp. the Civil War, fueled his becoming a 2ND South Carolina re-enactor for many years. He was proud of his southern lineage and joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans, flying the Stars and Bars on com-memorative days. One of the best things he found in Oriental, besides warmer weather, was St. Thomas Episcopal Church where he served as junior warden and on Church Vestry.  Bill is survived by his loving wife Elaine and sons William and Vincent.   Friends are invited to gather at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at 5907 Oak Lane, Oriental, to share memories of Bill and prayers. The service will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Wednesday July 14th at 2 p.m.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, July 11, 2010)

Kitty Carawan Cribb

DAWSON CREEK - Kitty Carawan Cribb, 64, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Duke Medical Center.  She was a member of Vandemere United Methodist Church, a school teacher for 32 years, coached Pamlico County High School golf team for over 10 years, was active in Relay for Life in Pamlico County and volunteered at numerous schools. She was a graduate of East Carolina University and was an avid golfer and gardener.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Barden Carawan.  Her husband, Dick Cribb, passed away Friday, July 8, 2005.  She is survived by two sons, Paul Whorton and wife, Belinda, of the home and Robert Whorton of Seattle, Washington; two brothers, Kerry Carawan and wife, Bobbie, of Roanoke Rapids and Harold Carawan and wife, Joyce of Washington, NC; one aunt, Mae Holloway of New Bern; one sister-in-law, Eva Carawan of Morehead City; and two grandchildren, Slade Whorton and Shannon Whorton.  A memorial service was held at Vandemere United Methodist Church on Friday, July 8, 2005, at 11:00 am. The family received friends immediately after the service and other times at the home located at 484 Cribb Lane in Arapahoe.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2005)

Richard Cribb

Richard "Dick" Cribb died Friday, July 8, 2005 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kitty Cribb, on July 5, 2005.  A joint memorial service was held at Vandemere United Methodist Church on Friday, July 8.  He was a member of Vandemere United Methodist church, a retired businessman and golf pro. He coached Pamlico County High School golf for more than 10 years and was active in Relay for Life.  He is survived by his brother, Ben Cribb of Anacortes, Washington; step-sons, Paul Whorton and wife, Belinda, of Arapahoe and Robert Whorton of Seattle, Washington; and grandchildren, John Slade Whorton and Shannon Cara Whorton.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2005)

Wilbur Crumpler

NEW BERN - Wilbur A. "W.A." Crumpler, 80, of New Bern, died Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010, with his loving family by his side. W.A. was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Roseboro, N.C., to William A. Crumpler and Betty Fisher Crumpler.  After serving his county in the U.S. Air Force in the 809th Air Police Squadron, W.A. entered UNC at Chapel Hill, where he received a bachelor's of science degree in Pharmacy. He came to New Bern in 1959 to work at Pinnix Drug Store. He owned and operated Pinnix Drug Store from 1963 until 1993, where he made many lifelong friends. After the sale of Pinnix, he continued to work as a pharmacist with Medical Arts. He was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for about 50 years, where he sang in the choir and several quartets and also served as a deacon. He further served his community as a member and president of the New Bern Lion's Club, as a member of the New Bern Board of Education and the Craven County Board of Health.  He is preceded in death by his noted parents and his brother, Earl H. Crumpler Sr.  He is survived by his wife, Imogene Faircloth Crumpler, of 55 years; daughters, Andra Leigh Crumpler Fabian and her husband Mark of Indian Trail, N.C., and Gwen Crumpler Walston of New Bern; and two granddaughters, Anna Walston and Caroline Fabian.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday night, Feb. 14, 2010, at Cotten Funeral Home. Services will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Scott Gleason, and the burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, February 15, 2010)

Rose Ann Dail Crusett

GREENVILLE - Rose Ann Dail Crusett, 52, died Sunday, February 2 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, February 13 at 1 pm in the Oriental Cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Charles Lee Dail and Angel Manuel Crusett, Jr., both of Greenville; two daughters, Ann Marie Crusett and Mary Ann Harris, both of Greenville; her mother, Christine T. Dail of Grantsboro; one brother, James Dail of New Bern; three sisters, Louise Romans of New Bern, Shirley Daniels of Grantsboro and Linda Dail of Merritt; and six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Shirley Daniels, 10684 Hwy. 55 E., Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2003)

Joyce Slade Cummings

ORIENTAL - Joyce Slade Cummings, 66, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Bethel F.W.B. Church.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel F.W.B. Church, Whortonsville, with the Rev. Owen Peele officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  She is survived by her widower, Steve Cummings; seven sons, Wesley Banks of Loveland, Ohio, Steve Banks of Morton Grove, Ill., Chris Banks and John Banks of Greenville, Steve Cummings of Grantsboro and Joseph Cummings and Steven Cummings Jr. of Bayboro; one daughter, Elizabeth Rushing of Greenville; one sister, Joan Ford of Oriental; and 22 grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 24, 2005)

Stephen Walker Cummings

ORIENTAL - Stephen Walker Cummings, 69, died Monday, May 18, 2009 at his home. He attended the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charmon Cummings. He is survived by three sons, Stephen Ashley Cummings of Lowland, Stephen Walker Cummings Jr. of Vanceboro and Joseph Cummings of Alliance; four stepsons, Wesley Banks Jr. of Ohio, Steven-Craig Banks of Ill., Chris Banks of Jacksonville and John Banks of Winterville; one daughter, Liz Rushing of Winterville and special companion, "Sally" the dog; two brothers, Harry Cummings of Hugo and Joe Cummings of Bridgeton; two sisters, Jane White of Smithfield and Gypsy Wetherington of Cove City; twelve grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Bethel FWB Church Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations Alliance.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Thursday, May 21, 2009)

Flora Glendine Lewis Curles

LOWLAND - Flora Glendine Lewis Curles, 80, died Monday, September 22, 2008, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was a member of Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church as well as the 55+ Club on Goose Creek Island.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, William "Bill" Graham and Julian Ray Curles, and one sister, Wera Lupton.  She is survived by one brother, Roscoe Rice of Lowland, and many nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, at Wardens Grove FWB Church with the Rev. John Carawan and the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Mercer cemetery, Lowland. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, September 26, 2008)

Carrie Mason Curtis

ORIENTAL - Carrie Mason Curtis, 94, a resident of Oriental for 90 years, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at the home of her son, James Curtis, in Charlotte.  She was born on March 4, 1912, in Brown’s Creek, Carteret County, to the late Jim Mason and Ada Lynch Mason.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Curtis; and sisters, Mrs. Glenn Woodard and Mrs. Dallas Spruill.  She is survived by her son, James Curtis; her daughter, Barbara Smith of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Steve Smith, Debbie Smith and Lisa Sloan, all of Charlotte, Mike Smith of Clayton and Jim Curtis of Boston, Mass.; and several great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2006, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Ray Conner of Newport officiating. Burial will follow at Oriental Cemetery. The family will receive friends and acquaintances at Bryant Funeral Home on Friday night between 7 and 9 p.m.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 25, 2006)

Patricia Darlene Barrus Custer

Patricia Darlene Custer (nee Barrus).  "Sue" of Florence, NC died peacefully Sunday September 3rd at home after an extended illness. Sue was an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental and on the Editorial Staff of the Moorings. She was also a member of the Oriental Women's Club, Eastern Carolina Women's Club, the Pamlico County Republican Club and Domestic Violence Taskforce.  In Haddonfield, NJ she was a member of the Haddon Fire Co#1 Ladies Auxiliary, Haddonfield Recreation Council, Senior Citizen Council, and Haddonfield Democratic Club. During her years she taught Sunday School and contributed articles to numerous newspapers. Sue is survived by her husband of 39 years, George Hugh Custer III; her daughter Charlene Custer Kelly, her son George Hugh Custer IV, her son in law Douglas Kelly, her daughter in law Kimberly Custer and two granddaughters Samantha and Jaime Kelly. A service will be held at 4:00pm on Tuesday September 12 at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Thomas Outreach, PO Box 461, Oriental, NC 28571 or Pamlico County Hospice, PO Box 959, Bayboro, NJ 28515.  (Courier-Post [Cherry Hill, NJ] - September 9, 2000)

 Alton Thomas Cuthrell

GRANTSBORO - Mr. Alton Thomas Cuthrell, 83, of 159 Bay River Road, Grantsboro, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at Bayview Nursing & Rehab Center in New Bern.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Sand Hill Cemetery, Reelsboro, with pastor Ray Webb officiating. Bobby Joe Cuthrell, Eric James Cuthrell, Alton Curtis Cuthrell, Timothy Charlie Cuthrell, Bobbylee James Cuthrell and Edward Kowalski will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Cuthrell was born in Pamlico County on Jan. 7, 1924, son of the late Goin and Margaret Hooker Cuthrell. On March 27, 1944, he married the former Dorothy Irene Stembridge, who survives. He was a retired maintenance worker for Georgia Pacific in Bridgeton. He was a member of Faith Christian Church in Grantsboro.  Survivors include two sons, Bobby Cuthrell of Blounts Creek, and Jerry Lee Cuthrell of Grantsboro; one daughter, Susie Rolison of Grantsboro; one sister, Minnie Belle Cooper of Norfolk, Va.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one grandson, Nathan Cuthrell on Feb. 16, 2004.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Christ Vision Church of Blounts Creek and other times at the home of his daughter, Lot 6, Ross’ Mobile Home Park, Camping Road, Grantsboro.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 11, 2007)

Dorothy Stembridge Cuthrell

Mrs. Dorothy Stembridge Cuthrell, age 88, a resident of 159 Bay River Rd., Grantsboro, NC died Thursday March 14, 2013 at Grantsbrook Nursing Center of Grantsboro. A memorial service was held Sunday, March 17 at Christ Vision Church of Blounts Creek officiated by Pastor Ray Webb. Following the service, the family received friends at Mrs. Cuthrell’s home located at 159 Bay River Rd., Grantsboro, NC. Mrs. Cuthrell was a retired inspector with Georgia Pacific. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Bern. Survivors include two sons: Bobby J. Cuthrell and his wife Darlene of Blounts Creek and Jerry Cuthrell of Grantsboro; a daughter: Susie Rollison of Grantsboro; a sister Maudie Slade of Grantsboro; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, some who she helped raise. Mrs. Cuthrell was predeceased by a grandson: Nathan Cuthrell; two brothers: Jimmy Stembridge and William Ken Stembridge and two sisters: Hattie Clement and Betty Haglock. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be made to the Dorothy Cuthrell Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1465, Washington, NC 27889. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Cuthrell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)
 

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