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Ina James Kaier

Ina James Kaier, 81, of 600 W. Hinds Ave., Sherrill, formerly of Oneida, died Friday.  Born in Merritt, N.C., she lived more than 50 years in Oneida. She was a graduate of Oneida High School. She retired in 1979 as a salesclerk with H.F. Joy, Oneida. She was a communicant of St. Helena's Church, Sherrill. She was active in various bridge groups. Her husband, William E. Sr., died in 1975.  Survivors: Two daughters, Carol Ryan of Oneida and Mary Helen Schmidt of Warrensburg; two sons, Jeffrey of Singer Island, Fla., and William E. Jr. of Queensbury; a sister, Helen Newcomb of Atlanta, Ga.; eight grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Oneida.  Calling hours, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 260 Main St., Oneida. Contributions: St. Patrick's School, 347 Main St., Oneida 13421.  (The Post-Standard [Syracuse, NY] - January 20, 2002; pg. B4)

Margaret M. Ireland Kaiser

Mrs. Margaret M. Ireland Kaiser, 86, died Friday, April 20, 2001 in Maryfield, Nursing Home of High Point.  Mrs. Kaiser was born in Pamlico County, N.C., on March 1, 1915, daughter of Earls and Julie Carawan Ireland. She had been a resident of Maryfield Nursing Home for the past 3 1/2 years. Previously, she lived in Newport News, where she was a member of Northside Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener and had been honored with awards for her floral designs. In 1938, she married John Edward Kaiser Sr. who preceded her in death in November of 1996.  Surviving are two sons, Robert Earl Kaiser of High Point, and John Edward Kaiser Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Lillie Watson and Gladys Midgette, both of Lowland, N.C. She had one grandson, Andrew Neil Kaiser, and two great-grandchildren, Sydney Ireland Kaiser and Grace Elizabeth Kaiser, all of Hickory, N.C.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Peninsula Funeral Home officiated by Mr. Larry Jones. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home.  Memorials may be directed to Maryfield Nursing Home, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260 or to Northside Church of Christ, 1213 E. George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown VA 23693.  Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] -  April 23, 2001; pg. B6)

Esther Lupton Kane
[Nov. 15, 1932 - Feb. 11, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - Feb. 2002)

Norma Brinson Kasey

Norma B. Kasey, 80, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord and reunited with her family Tuesday, April 17, 2007.  Norma was born in Arapahoe, N.C., on October 21, 1926, to Capt. Joseph William Brinson and Rosa Willis Brinson. Being the youngest of seven children, all the other kids wanted to give her a name. So this is what they called her: Norma Inez Darlene Rosalee Simaramus Hagarjane Persimmonseed Brinson. Along with her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bob; two brothers, Theodore R. Brinson and Joseph William Brinson Jr.; four sisters, Elma Patton, Nellie McManus, Gladys Harper, and Evelyn Moore; and her nephew, Jody Brinson.  Surviving her is her only son, Robert M. Kasey and wife Kathy P. Kasey of New Bern; grandchildren, William M. Kasey and Sarah B. Kasey of New Bern; sisters-in-law, Dorcas Brinson of Arapahoe, and Jane Mansfield Bennett and husband Terri Burgess of Bradenton; and numerous nieces and nephews that love her very much.  Norma was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmama. She loved spending time with her family and friends. After all her siblings had passed on, she still remained connected with all her nieces and nephews who she loved very much. Norma was a member of Highland Park Christian Church, Women of the Moose and Pioneer Club and an avid bowler on the Wednesday Night Ladies Bowling League. She retired from Carolina Telephone & Telegraph after 43 years of service as an executive secretary.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Cotten Chapel with the Rev. Gary Edge officiating, followed by burial at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, April 19, 2007)

Frank W. Keaton, Sr.

On Aug. 14, 2002, Frank W. Keaton, Sr. was called home to glory. He was the only child born to the late Jacob and Tamer Simmons on April 2, 1925, in Pamlico County, N.C.  Mr. Keaton was educated in the public schools of New Bern, N.C. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946 after three years of service having attained the rank of sergeant. He was also a veteran of World War II.  ''Oil Man,'' as he was nicknamed by his co-workers, was employed by Johns Brothers Oil Co. for more than 30 years. Shortly thereafter, he became a longshoreman for the International Longshoreman Association, Local 1248, retiring from there in February 1992.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Vivian Riddick Keaton; five daughters, Gwendolyn Keaton, Anner Keaton, Jacqueline Keaton, all of Norfolk, Ruby Downing of Madison, Ala., and Barbara Keaton; two sons, Garland Keaton Sr. of Copperas Cove, Texas and Reggie Keaton Sr. of Norfolk; two daughters-in-law, Karin Keaton of Copperas Cove and Diane Keaton of Norfolk; a son-in-law, E. Bernard Downing of Madison, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, his son, Frank W. Keaton, Jr., predeceased him.  A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, Berkley. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. The family will receive relatives and friends at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street, from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - August 18, 2002; pg. B6)

Ernest Phillip Keel, Sr.

Ernest Phillip Keel Sr., 80, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn. He was born on November 22, 1927, in Alliance to the late Ernest and Leona Hunnings Keel.  He was a foreman with Flour Daniels Construction in Carrollton, Ga., until he retired after 30 years of service. He loved doing woodwork and spent many hours in his workshop building crafts with deep pride.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Caho Keel of Kingsport, Tenn.; two daughters, Olivia Mae Stevens and husband, James, and Barbara Jean Ballard and husband, Danny, both of Kingsport; one son, Bruce Earl Keel of Hudson, Fla.; three sisters, Iris Dixon of Grantsboro, Frances Wilkinson of Hubert and June Teal of Bayboro; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Bowen officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, July 26, 2008)

John Durwood Keel

TAMPA, Fla. - John Durwood Keel, 83, formerly of Arapahoe, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007.  He is survived by his wife, Judi, of the home; two daughters, Shirley Barbee of Richlands, and Kristye Holt of Lakeland, Fla.; three sons, Roy Keel of Bridgeton, and Jeffrey and Kevin Keel of Tampa, Fla.; six grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Kenneth and Shirley Barbee, 334 Koonce Fork Road, Richlands.  Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, April 10, 2007)

Betty T. Keffer

 BETTY T. KEFFER, 92, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Ridgewood, died Feb. 17. Surviving are a daughter, Doris Kinsey of Oriental, N.C.; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, John, died in 1965. A son, Norman, and a daughter, Audrey Schletzer, are deceased. Burial will be at a later date in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Arrangements were by the Beach Memorial Funeral Home, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.  (The Record [New Jersey] - February 25, 1987)

Gordon H.  Keller, Jr.
(May 5, 1924 - December 4, 2013)

Col. Gordon H. Keller, Jr., USMC, Retired, 89, of Minnesott Beach died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at home.  After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps with twenty-eight years of service as an aviator, he founded Indian Trace Company and then became owner and operator of Keller Construction. He was one of the first developers of Minnesott Beach.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Keller.  He is survived by his daughter, Susan Keller of Minnesott Beach and her children, Scott Taylor (children, Chance & Charley) Erik Taylor (children, Joshua & Abby), Summer Keller and Gerry Keller; his son, Robert S. Keller and wife, Stacy of Oriental and their children, Kevin Peacock, Angie Toler (child, Jacob), Robert Keller, Jr. (children, Anthony & Sean), Michelle Jones (child – Ryder) Alex Keller and Danielle Krob (children, Donovan & T.J.); three brothers, Carroll R. Keller of Birmingham, Ala, Franklin M. Keller of Oriental, and Walter S. Keller of Huntsville, Ala.  His memorial service with military honors will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7th at Arapahoe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Below from: Marine Corps Aviation Chronolog: Eagles in Green

William Gregory Kemp, Jr.

ORIENTAL - William "Billy" Gregory Kemp Jr., 88, of Oriental, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.  He was a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by one son, William Gregory Kemp, III, brother, Larry Kemp and sister, Annie Mary Kemp Keleher.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Majorie Kemp of the home and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, at the Oriental Cemetery and funeral services to follow immediately at 11 a.m. at the Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating.  The family will receive friends anytime at the home, 301 Mildred St., Oriental, N.C.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, June 27, 2013)

Nora Hardison Kennel

KENNEL'S BEACH - Nora Hardison Kennel passed away peacefully at her home on Friday night. She was born on November 15, 1913, in Arapahoe, NC to James and Ella Hardison. She was the last living of seven brothers and sisters.  Nora played basketball at Arapahoe High School and graduated Valedictorian in 1931. She married Phil "Lefty" Kennel in 1934 and became a dedicated homemaker and community servant in New Bern and Arapahoe for the rest of her life. They were married for 61 years.  She was active in the Order of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron in the 1950's. She was active in the Woman's Club for many years and was New Bern's Woman of the Year in 1969. Up until five years ago she gave annual citizenship speeches at naturalization ceremonies. Governor Hunt appointed her to the State Mental Health Board, and she spent many years supporting Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro in a variety of roles.  Nora was a life long member of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arapahoe. She was Bethany's first woman Elder and held Elder Emeritus status at the time of her death. She also served in many roles with the North Carolina Regional Christian Church.  She was always active in public education support. She served on the Craven County School Board in welcoming the end of racial segregation. For the past six years she worked closely with the Arapahoe Charter School in landscaping, reading with children, being a "Granny on a Bus", and contributing financial resources. She was aware that on Saturday the gymnasium at the school was to be named in her honor.  Nora was a self-effacing, generous woman who loved God, loved her family, and loved almost anyone with whom she came in contact. Those knowing her from family, church, school, and community relationships returned such love in abundance.  Nora is survived by her son, Robert Kennel, of Holly Springs, NC, and Jennie Kennel Adams of Kennel's Beach. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Kennel Blackwood, and her husband, Phil Kennel. She has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be 6-9:00 pm, Tuesday evening at the Bryant Funeral Home on Route 55 in Alliance, Pamlico County.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe followed by internment in the Hardison Family Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Nora's name to Bethany Christian Church or to the Arapahoe Charter School, Arapahoe, NC 28510.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - February 11, 2003; pg. B6)

Erma Jarvis Keyes

Erma Jarvis Keyes, 67, of Boston died Friday, April 4, 2008, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.  She was a native of the Mesic community and attended Pamlico Training School.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Roger Shield Funeral Home in Boston. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston.  She is survived by her mother, Alice Jarvis Parker of the Mesic community; one son, Oscar Keyes Jr. of Boston; one daughter, Shelia Johnson of Alabama; five brothers, Bobby Jarvis of Aurora, Donnie Davis of Augusta, Ga., Victor Jarvis of Bowling Green, Ky., Alfred Jarvis of Columbus, Ga., and Curtis Jarvis of Bayboro; three sisters, Dicie Smith of the Mesic community, Thelma Jones of Pollocksville and Nina Lewis of Boston; and four grandchildren.  Viewing will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Roger Shield Funeral Home, 821 Cummins Highway, Boston.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Flora Fulcher Keyes

ORIENTAL - Flora Fulcher Keyes, 94, of 715 George St., died Friday, March 14, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  A native of Pamlico County, educated through the Pamlico County School graduating in 1940 from Pamlico Training School. Her work history included Winchester Guns of Connecticut, Horton Packing Co. and Coastal Community Action.   Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. C.C. Hunt Jr., pastor. Burial will follow in the Perkins Cemetery.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary Watkins of New Haven, Conn., Janice Gomez of North Haven, Conn., Diane Spencer of Rocky Mount, Sharon Smith and Betty Keyes of Oriental; two brothers, Fredrick Fulcher of New Haven, Conn., and Clifton Fulcher of West Haven, Conn.; one sister, Ruth Sutton of New Bern; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 22, 2014)

John Rodney Keyes

RICHMOND, Va. - John Rodney Keyes, age 78, of Richmond, Va., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the McGuire Veteran's Administration Medical Center.  He was one of 10 children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Keyes of Oriental, N.C. Following high school graduation from Pamlico County High School, he entered into the U.S. Army and completed his basic training at Honolulu, Hawaii. He served our country in Germany and in the Korean conflict. Following this, he earned a B.A. in education from Shaw University. He later earned his M.S. from Virginia State University. He completed additional studies at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, VCU and UVA. He began a career as a professional educator in Fredericksburg, Va., where he met his wife. Later he joined Richmond Public Schools as an educator and guidance counselor, retiring after 35 years of devoted service. He was a faithful deacon and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a Life, and 50-year member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.  He is survived by his faithful wife of 49 years and 10 months, Mary Delores Williams Keyes; two sons and daughters-in-law Rodney and Vicki Keyes, Fayetteville, Ga., and Kirk and Chimi Boyd-Keyes of Raleigh; grandchildren, Jonathan (deceased), Nia, and Ashley Keyes; two brothers, Alfred Keyes (Ossie) of North Carolina and Warren Keyes of Colorado; three sisters, Fannie Coleman of North Carolina, Agnes Suggs of North Carolina, and Elnora Finch of North Carolina; mother-in-law, Eliza Bumbrey Williams of Virginia; sister-in-law Joyce Gray of Maryland; and a very large and close family of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd., where the family will receive friends Sunday, March 7 from 5 to 6 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, March 8 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 216 W. Leigh St., with the Rev. Dr. Levy M. Armwood Jr. officiating. Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, March 8, 2010)

Vera Watson Keyser

Vera Watson Keyser, 73, of the 300 block of Hertz Road, a homemaker, died Oct. 7, 1995, in her residence.  Mrs. Keyser was born in Oriental, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Ludora Williamson Watson and Randolph E. Watson and was the widow of Robert Edward Keyser.  Survivors include two daughters, Donna A. Lawson of Windsor and Julia K. Nettles of Chesapeake; a son, Charles Augustine Jr. of Windsor; a sister, Evelyn W. Charbeneau of Williamsburg; two brothers, Garlon Watson of Windsor and R.E. Watson of Bayboro, N.C.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Sidney F. Harrell Funeral Home, Suffolk, by Father James E. Gordon. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday before the memorial service from 6 to 7 p.m. They also suggest that memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 536 Homestead Road, Bowers Hill, Chesapeake, Va. 23321.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 9, 1995; pg. B4)

Carl Kilmer

MERRITT - Carl Kilmer, 61, of 1229 Florence Road, died Saturday, January 31, 2004 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. He was a retired police officer from New York and had served in the US Marine Corps. He was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge.  He is survived by his wife, Karen “Karn” Kilmer; sons, Carl Kilmer, Jr. and Eric Kilmer and wife, Andrea, all of Albuquerque, NM, and Christopher Kilmer of the home; daughters, Christine Kilmer of New York and Heather Kilmer of the home; stepchildren, Tom Griffin, II of Dallas, TX and Deidre Ann Griffin of Los Lunas, NM; two sisters, Christine Garza and husband, Benjamin, of CA and Carol Farbman of New York; and grandchildren, Carly, Kevin and Briana Kilmer of Albuquerque.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Kilmer.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 10 at 2:00 pm at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 2004)

Hugh O'Brien Kinsey, Sr.

ARAPAHOE - Hugh O'Brien Kinsey Sr., 52, also known as "Papa", passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday June 13, 2011 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Penny Barker Kinsey; one daughter, Alicia and Chase Mattox of New Bern; two sons, Justin and Mandi Kinsey of Bridgeton and Hugh Kinsey Jr. of the home; five grandchildren, Lauryn, Ryan, Morgan, Logan and Landon; two sisters, Marolyn Harris of Cottageville, S.C. and Carol Mills of Greenville, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was the No. 1 fan of Dale Earnhardt for 10 years. After 20 years of being a self-employed drywall finisher, he worked at CEMC for 19 years. His greatest enjoyment in the last 11 years of his life was his grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, at Z.H. Paul Cemetery in Arapahoe with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, June 15, 2011)

Denia Virginia Taylor Kirkman

GRANTSBORO - Denia Virginia Taylor Kirkman, 89, of 290 Keel Road, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was employed by the Pamlico County School System for over 20 years prior to retirement. Her membership at Mt. Sinai M. B. Church included serving on the Mother Board and Senior Choir.  Her funeral will be held noon Monday, April 2, 2012, at Mt. Sinai M.B. Church with the Rev. Melvin Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, the Rev. Douglas Kirkman of Grantsboro; one daughter, Lois Simmons of Silverdale; one sister, Edna Carmen of Boston, Mass.; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of the Rev. Douglas and Mamie Kirkman, 9148 N.C. 55 Grantsboro. Viewing will be at from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, April 1, 2012)

Werner Paul Kirschstein

Werner Paul Kirschstein, 81, of Oriental died Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at home. He was survived by two sons; one daughter; and one brother. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 11 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Feb. 10, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Donald R. Krause

Donald R. Kraus, 82, of Oriental died Sunday, February 5, 2012 at home surrounded by his wife, Ellen, and children, Don, Adele and Bruce.  Don served in the United States Air Force from 1951 - 1954. He retired from British Petroleum, Cleveland, Ohio, after 25 years as a Field Engineer. Don enjoyed his time as a leader of the Boy Scouts and Indian Guides in Lakewood, Ohio. His love for boating brought him to Oriental where he has lived since 1991. As a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church, he served as a church trustee and on various pastoral committees. Don was previously affiliated with Rotary Club of Oriental, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sailing Club of Oriental (SCOO), Pamlico Investment Club and Monk Association.  Survived by his wife, Ellen Garret Kraus; sons, Donald (wife Ellen) of Corvallis, Oregon and Bruce (wife Peggy) of Fishers, Indiana; daughter Adele Hall (husband John) of Lewis Center, Ohio; step-sons, Daniel Berger of Valdosta, Georgia; Michael Berger and Benjamin Berger of Westerville, Ohio. Grandchildren Stephen, Robert, Kailey, and Hannah; great-grandsons, Damien and Dylan. Don was preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Ruth Kraus; brother, Richard Kraus; and wives Laura Hamilton Kraus and Alma Peebles Kraus.  Services will be held at the Oriental United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 11:00. The family will receive friends in the church's Fellowship Hall after services. Private burial services will be held in Oriental, NC and Cleveland, Ohio. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremation, Alliance, NC.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 8, 2012)

Victor Bernard Kropaczek

Victor Bernard Kropaczek, 86, of Grantsboro died, Wednesday, March 24 at home. He was a United States Marine and was a veteran of WWII and served in the Pacific Islands. He retired from the Civil Service then worked as a security guard at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He attended Amity Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Helen Kropaczek. He is survived by his daughters, Mary C. Kropaczek of the home and Vicki K. Vann and husband, Russell, of Clayton; one brother, Charles Roberts and wife, Winnie, of Tennessee; two sisters, Pauline Lahita and Mary Zawislak both of New Jersey; and three sister-in-laws, Carol R. Daniels and husband, Vernon, of Merritt, Kathy Kropaczek of New Jersey and Margie Rice of New Bern. A funeral service was held March 29 at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell and Rev. Dave Shelton officiating. Burial with military rites followed in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends March 28 at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 31, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

John L. Kyak

ORIENTAL - Oriental will be missing one of their local residents John L. Kyak, 78, whom on Wednesday February 19th lost his battle with cancer.  John has been a resident of Oriental for the past 13 years. He and his wife Marcia who passed away in 2007, moved to Oriental from N.Y. The two quickly came to fall in love with the charm of their new quaint little town and its residents, which they grew to love more and more each day and then called home. John enjoyed frequenting the local eateries and the town's local events, which Oriental is well known for. He was also a regular at Orientals "Tiki Bar" which he would enjoy with a small group of close friends and his best friend Bill, all of which he loved spending time with.  John is survived by his sons Jay and Jim Kyak, Chris LaGrotteria, daughters Lee Record, Janit Pike and Pam Kyak as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at the Oriental Cemetery on Saturday March 1st at 1:00 pm.  Friends are asked to join his family and celebrate his life and time in Oriental.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 26, 2014)

Marcia J. Kyak

ORIENTAL – Marcia J. Kyak, 73, entered into rest on Nov. 9, 2007, in Goshen, N.Y. The daughter of the late Christian and Margurette Kressler, she was born on April 30, 1934, in New York City.  Survivors include her husband, John Kyak; three children, Christopher LaGrotteria, Michael LaGrotteria and Lee LaGrotteria Record; nine grandchildren, Christine, William III, Gloria, Dorian and D'Anna Record, Christian, Alexis, Danielle and Dominick LaGrotteria; two great-grandchildren, Michael Messina and Maya Lewis; three step-children, Jay, James and Janet Kyak.  Funeral services were held in Florida, N.Y. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, in Oriental Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, November 13, 2007)

Marie Gaskins Edwards Ladd

Marie Gaskins Edwards Ladd, 92, a resident of Richmond, Va., died Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Gardens of Pamlico, Grantsboro. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Whitehill Free Will Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Tuesday, March 6, 2012)

Royce Lamm

Royce Lamm, 83, of Stonewall died, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Carolina East Medical Center. He is survived by one sister, Sadie E. Wall of Selma and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held May 7 at Upper Black Creek Church Cemetery with the Rev. Charlie Bryant officiating. The family received friends at the home of Debbie Lamm, 7956 Simpson Rd., Lucama, NC 27851.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – May 12, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Leland J. Land

NEW SMYRNA BEACH (Sept. 22, 1919 – June 9, 2004) - Lealand J. Land, 84, of Roslyn Avenue, a retired policeman in Washington, D.C., died Wednesday at Emory L. Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona Beach.  Mr. Land, a Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War, was born in Oriental, N.C., and moved here in 1954 from Washington, D.C. He was a member of New Smyrna Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church and a 57-year member of Masonic Lodge 270, Daytona Beach. Mr. Land enjoyed gardening and fishing.  Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Wilma; five sons, Ron Helgemo, Ormond Beach, Thomas Janeczko, Daytona Beach, David and John Janeczko, both of California, and James Janeczko, Georgia; two daughters, Terry Janeczko, Maryland, and Mary Barber, Jacksonville; a stepson, Greg Wooten, Maitland; a stepdaughter, Linda Reichard, Harrisonburg, Va.; a brother, Frank, Ohio; a sister, Imogene Dunbar, New Bern, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Florida, P.O. Box 549, Daytona Beach, FL 32115. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal [Daytona Beach, FL] - June 11, 2004; pg. C7)

Alton Ray Lane. Jr.

Alton Ray Lane Jr., 53, a resident of Alliance, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at home.  Alton was born in New Bern to Alton Ray and Linda Lane. He was a native of Stonewall, and a 1976 graduate of Pamlico County High School. After being employed by PCS in Aurora for 28 years, he continued his education at Craven Community College, earning certification as a Pharmacist Assistant. He was working toward a degree in the medical field at Pamlico Community College. He was a member of Stonewall Methodist Church.  Alton was preceded in death by his father, Alton Ray Lane Sr. and a brother, Timothy Kurt Lane.  He is survived by his mother, Linda Taylor Lane of Stonewall; one brother, Stephen Lane Sr. and wife Lucynda of Grantsboro; two sisters, Janet Setzer and husband Terry of Dawson’s Creek, and Lori Streblow and husband Bill of New Bern; grandmother, Lena W. Taylor of New Bern; four nephews, Brandon Streblow, Jordan Streblow, Stephen Lane Jr. and Joshua Lane; one aunt, Ruth Kellum and husband Norman of New Bern; his fiancee’, Elizabeth Powers of the home; and extended family, Miranda Pipkin, Jody Henries, Angel Pipkin and Brylei Simpson, all of Stonewall.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Register officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at his residence in Alliance (303 Forest Park Circle) and his mother’s residence in Stonewall.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Wednesday, April 11, 2012)

Mary Alice Price Lane

STONEWALL - Mary Alice Price Lane, 74, of Stonewall, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Pitt Memorial Hospital.  She is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean Lane-Jackson and Teresa Faye Lane Freeman, both of Stonewall; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Norma Lane-Jackson, located at 16642 Hwy 55, Stonewall.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Taylor officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, October 25, 2011)

Pearlie Jane Sutton Lark

ARAPAHOE - Pearlie Jane Sutton Lark, 81, of 3005 Don Lee Rd., died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center.  She was a Mother and member of Small's Chapel Christian Church and was employed in the Pamlico County School Cafeteria System prior to retirement.  Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Small's Chapel Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Crawford Cemetery.  She is survived by two daughters, Mavias Greene of Winterville and Cheryl Lark of New Bern; three brothers, William Sutton of Greensboro, Vernon Albert Sutton of Arapahoe and Caesar Sutton of New Haven, Conn.; three sisters, Alice Kinsey and Love Boomer, both of Arapahoe and Verna Henderson of Apex; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Oscar's Mortuary.   Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, February 26, 2012)

Dicie O'Neal Latham

BAYBORO - Dicie O'Neal Latham, 95, of 407 Vance St., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was employed in the nursing industry as a certified nursing assistant for more than 30 years in Philadelphia and was a mother of Temple of Prayer Church.  Her funeral will be held noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Green Hill MB Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Church Cemetery.  She is survived by her three sons, John C. Latham, Samuel Latham and Andrew Latham, all of Bayboro; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours at Oscar's Mortuary will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 9, 2012)

William Duval Laughinghouse

William Duval Laughinghouse died Sept. 6, 1999, at his residence. He was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Pamlico County, N.C. He was the son of the late William Junius and Ola Dunn Laughinghouse. He served in World War II as a flight instructor for the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1981, he retired as a past officer and director of the Daily Press Inc. and the Times-Herald Inc.  Since 1951, he had been a member of the Khedive Temple AAONMS and past director of the Royal Order of the Jesters Norfolk Court No. 75.  Survivors include his wife, Ruth C. Laughinghouse; two sons, Henry L. Laughinghouse of New Bern, N.C., and William Duval Laughinghouse Jr. of Danville; two brothers, Ward J. Laughinghouse of New Bern, N.C., and Alton Laughinghouse of Atlantic Beach, N.C.; and four grandchildren.  A private family service will be held at New Bern Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, with the Rev. Bill Wingard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital, c/o Khedive Temple, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23320. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, N.C.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - September 9, 1999; pg. C6)

Benny Charles Leary
[Feb. 14, 1946 - Nov. 18, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspapers - Nov. 1999)

Iola I. Leary

Iola I. Leary, 77, of Lowland died peacefully Tuesday at her home.  Born in Lowland, she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Freeman E. Ireland.  She was a loving wife and mother; devoted grandmother and special friend. She was lovingly known as "Granny" to many. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was always admired for her sweet spirit and loving kindness.  She was a faithful member of Warden's Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Lowland for many years, serving as teacher and treasurer, as well as a member of the Women's Auxiliary. She loved the Lord and her church family.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Warden's Grove Church with the Rev. Swade Benson, the Rev. Earl Sadler and Brother John Carawan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday night, February 13, at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance or at the residence, 4361 Lowland Road, at other times.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elwood Leary. She is survived by three sons; Michael E. Leary and his wife, Nancy, Steven E. Leary, and his wife, Pattie, and Timothy J. Leary, all of Lowland; four grandchildren, Nanda Leary Perry and her husband, Jason, of Washington, Bryan Michael Leary of Greenville, Ashley Carol Leary and Autumn Kendyl Leary, both of Wilmington; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Brenna Perry of Washington; one sister, Ramona Willis of Arapahoe; and two brothers, Dolan Ireland of New Bern and Zool Ireland of Lowland.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bennie Ireland.  Special thanks from the family to Community Home Care and Hospice, and to her very dear caregivers for their devoted assistance during her illness.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, February 15, 2009)

Montimer S. Leary
[Apr. 16, 1922 - Apr. 1, 2004]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper- Apr. 2004)

Thomas Grant Leary. Jr.

GRANTSBORO - Thomas Grant "TG" Leary Jr., 72, of Grantsboro, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at home.  He was a long time member of the Alliance United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Janet Leary of the home, three sons, David Leary (Helen) of Oriental, Mark Leary (Susan) of New Bern, Keith Leary of Grantsboro; three grandchildren, Emma Leary, Nathan Leary and Grant Leary.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Interment to follow at Sandhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 10, 2013)

William Wade Leary

BAYBORO - William Wade Leary, 71, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center. Born June 25, 1936, he was a native of Lowland, He had been a Navy man, a boilermaker and a security guard, and retired in 1998.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Hazel Leary, son, Jack, and nephew C.B.  He is survived by his loving daughter, Cynthia Sawyer of New Bern; granddaughter, Crystal Ludvigsen and husband, Daniel, of Merritt; three sisters, Mary A. Spain of Palm Beach, Fla., Faye May of Princeton, W.Va., and Saundra Futrell and husband, Clydem of Nags Head; former wife, Shirley Kennedy of Concord, and many nieces and nephews.  He will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends. He was loved by all who met him.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Burial will be in New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, August 15, 2007)

Carol H. Lee

ORIENTAL - Carol H. Lee, 56, died Friday, August 25, 2006, at her home. She was bank manager with First Citizens Bank, was a member of the Democratic Women’s Party and Oriental Women’s Club and was associated with a number of activities in Pamlico County. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating.  She is survived by her husband, Skip Lee; one son, Andrew C. Lee and wife Melissa of Coral Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Erika Borchick and husband Jim of Raleigh; and two sisters, Bobbi Maziar and Mary Ellen Bussey, both of Chicago.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, just prior to the memorial service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 26, 2006)

Christopher N. Lee, Sr.

Christopher N. Lee, Sr., 73, of the 200 block of Kegman Road, East, died June 5, 1993, in Chesapeake.  Mr. Lee was born in Reelsboro, N.C. He had been self-employed before retirement.  Survivors include his wife, Ann Lane Lee; a daughter, Debra Valiante of Chesapeake; three sons, Christopher N. Lee, Jr. of Burke, Va., Kenneth Lee of Mt. Airy, Md., and Douglas Kirk Lee of Chesapeake; two brothers, Cyrus Lee of Wilson, N.C., and Luby Lee of Burlington, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Homer L. Peterson. Hollomon-Brown & Snellings Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 6, 1993; pg. B2)

Don Elbert Lee, Jr.

ARAPAHOE - Don Elbert Lee, Jr., 69, died September 25, 2006 at his residence with his family by his side.  Don was a devoted husband, father, son and granddad. An extraordinary man that impacted countless lives, his work and leadership in some ways has affected nearly everyone in the Pamlico County Community.  Don's leadership was exemplified in many ways. He was co-owner of Don Lee Farms. He was a past President of North Carolina Soybean Producers Association as well as Director for North Carolina on American Soybean Association's National Board. He served on First Citizens Bank Advisory Board. He was a former farm agency director. He was a former Pamlico County Commissioner. He also helped form the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department.  Don was a dedicated life-time member of Bethany Christian Church where he served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Chairman of the Board of Elder's for 13 years and as a Trustee.  Don was born to Dewey Brinson Lee and Don E. Lee, Sr. on June 17, 1937 in Arapahoe, NC, where he lived until he graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1955. Don later received the Alumni Achievement Award from Atlantic Christian College (Barton College) in Wilson where he had graduated with a B.S. in Business with honors in 1959.  Don was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marylin Grace Lee and Ann Marie Lee.  Don is survived by his wife, Barbara Barefoot Lee; son, Done E. Lee, III and wife, Susan of Arapahoe; two daughters, Diana Lee Rowland and husband, Steve of High Point, and Debra Lee of Arapahoe; brother, Jack R. Lee and wife, Gladys of Arapahoe; two sisters, Iris Lee Jones of New Bern, and Rose Lee Cooke and husband, Charlie of Virginia Beach; and five grandchildren, Chance Lee, Parker Lee, Lindsey Lee, Canyon Rowland and Tucker Rowland.  Funeral will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Bethany Christian Church with Rev. Merritt Watson, Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer, and Rev. Gary Edge officiating. Burial will be in Don Lee Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday night.  The family asks those who prefer to make memorial donations do so to Bethany Christian Church or Hospice of Craven County.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - September 27, 2006; pg. B8)

Douglas Eugene Lee

ARAPAHOE - Douglas Eugene Lee, 62, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He worked as a truck driver and was a member of New Life Praise and Worship Ministries in Grantsboro.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Life Praise and Worship Ministries with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating. Burial will be in Paul Cemetery in Silverhill.  Surviving are his wife, Bettie Pegram Lee; three daughters, Anita L. Pipkin and husband, Phillip Pipkin Sr., of Reelsboro, Estelle L. Sawyer of Arapahoe and Velma J. Lee and companion, Buddy E. Martin, of Arapahoe; two brothers, Elwood M. Lee and Ralph Lee, both of Silverhill; one sister, Hilda Bateman of Bridgeton; nine grandchildren, Phillip Pipkin Jr., Jennifer Banks, Brandy Williams and husband, Travis, Douglas Sodoma, Michael Sawyer Jr., John Sodoma, Charles Phillip Pipkin II, Shannon Sawyer, and Phillip Daniel Lee-Pipkin; and nine great-grandchildren, Brandon Wade Banks, Britney Banks, Angel Pipkin, Joshua Banks, Carrie Gent, Phillip Pipkin III, Madison Williams, Angel Williams and Ryan Sawyer.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, January 5, 2008)

Elbert Hugh Lee, Sr.

On Tuesday, November 27, Elbert Hugh Lee, Sr. went home for a glorious reunion with his friends, parents and his beloved daughter Susie.  Elbert was born on March 21, 1929 at Dawson Creek a small community in Pamlico County. Later, Elbert and is father moved to Oriental and started Oriental Service Center, while still farming in the Dawson Creek area. They later started A.H. Lee & Sons Farm, Inc.  Elbert was a member and deacon of Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe. He was an active member of Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge in Oriental. He later was a member of the Scottish Rite and Sudan Shrine. Before his sickness he was an active member of the Pamlico County Shrine Club and the Sudan Mourners. He also served on the Pamlico County Farm Service Agency.  Elbert was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Lula Lee and his daughter Suzanne Mercer.  Elbert is survived by his loving wife, Louise of 65 years; two sons, Elbert, Jr. and wife Carol of Oriental and Tim and wife, Debra of Arapahoe and Robbie Mercer, son-in-law of Alliance; six grandchildren, Justin Lee, Jr. and wife, Christen of Oriental; Ashley Goswick and husband, Daniel of New Bern; Amber Simpson and husband, Michael of Arapahoe, Sabrina Holton of Arapahoe; Lauren Mercer of Alliance; Jena Mercer of Alliance; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Hill and husband, Van of Reelsboro; and Betsy Lee of Oriental.  Special appreciation to caregiver Nelson Cowell of Bayboro. Thanks to Hospice nurses, Linda Pence and Linda Wright.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Lee Family Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 2, 2012)

George Bogan Lee

ORIENTAL - George Bogan "Red" Lee, died February 6, 2006 at the age of 87 at his home.  "Red" was born September 11, 1918 in Rockingham, NC and came to Craven County with his uncle around 1942 to help with the construction of the barracks at Cherry Point with the W.P.A. It was there, in 1943, he met and married Sophie Elizabeth Hodges. They worked at a small grill in New Bern until the war was over. In 1945, they moved to his wife's hometown of Oriental where they built a service station, grill, and home. There they worked side-by-side at their business and raised their two daughters, Georgie and Rose, until Sophie's death in 1986. "Red" continued their business and was best known for their 25-cent hamburgers and hot dogs. Many generations of families enjoyed "Red's" humor and wit, as well as the hamburgers and hotdogs. After 53 years in business, at the same location, in September of 1998, "Red" retired at the age of 80, because of a crippling back condition. He spent the remainder of his life at home in Oriental.  He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgie and Bennie Powell, of Oriental, and Rose Ann and Ravon Broughton of Panama City, FL. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Lynn Broughton, Leanne Cogburn, April Tate, and June Miller; seven great-grandchildren, Steven and Kyle Broughton, Erica Bell, Andrew Broughton, Anna Tate, Gavin and Dawson Miller; two great-great-grandchildren, L.B. and C.W. Bell, all of Panama City, FL; and three nieces and one nephew of Rockingham, NC. "Red" also leaves behind his faithful caregiver of six years, Veronica Hollowell of Vandemere, NC and many friends and families from Oriental and Pamlico County.  A tribute and celebration of "Red's" life will be held at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, with Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating on Wednesday, February 8, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Oriental Cemetery.  The family will receive friends for visitation and viewing at Bryant Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.; and at other times, at the home, 803 Broad Street, Oriental.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts in his memory be made to the "Southwest Pamlico First Responders", c/o Joe Wakefield, 403 Factory St., Oriental, NC 28571; or the "Dottie Gray Ambulance Fund", P.O. Box 13276, New Bern, NC 28561.  Arrangements will be by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, NC.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - February 7, 2006; pg. B8)

Harry Bunting Lee

Harry Bunting Lee, 100, of Route 1, Oriental, died Sunday at Craven Regional Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Pamlico County, he was a retired farmer. Though he had attended UNC Chapel Hill, graduated from Kings Business College in Raleigh and worked briefly as an accountant-bookkeeper, he chose to work outside. Known and loved by many, until recently he remained actively involved in his beloved Masonic Lodge, Arapahoe Rainbow, where he had been a brother and leader for 72 years; in his church, Arapahoe Free Will Baptist, where he was a frequent teacher, past deacon, respected role model and biblical scholar; in his community, where he shared his many skills, vast knowledge, advice, comfort, and delightful stories with several generations; and on his cherished farm where he respected his heavenly Father's gift of Earth and her natural elements and challenged them to support his family. Though he had officially retired from farming in his late 80s, he had continued to farm with first his tractors and then his lawn mowers, woodworking and gardening tools, and his green Gator. His farm animals became the wild birds which he housed and fed faithfully.  Mr. Lee was the husband of the former Neva Mae Bray, with whom he had recently celebrated a 73rd anniversary. He was born Feb. 21, 1907, near Arapahoe, N.C., to Eric and Cordelia (Harper) Lee. He was the oldest of nine children.  In addition to his widow, Mr. Lee is survived by five children, Helen Lee Jones, widow of Robert Jones, of Oriental; Betty Lee Gilgo and husband, Jack Gilgo, of Route 1, Oriental; Harry Edward Lee and wife, Betty Gaskill Lee, of New Bern; Sarah Lee Koos and husband, William (Bill), of New Bern; and Richard Bryan Lee and wife, Susan, of Route 1, Oriental. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Wynne Gilgo Paul and husband, Clifton, of Grantsboro; Gina Gilgo Glass and husband, Ernie, of Charlotte; Christopher Bryan Lee and wife, Serena, of Route 1, Oriental; Karen Lee Brock and husband, Adam, of San Diego; Eric Nowak Koos and wife, Melissa, of New Bern; Harry Edward (Ed) Lee of Raleigh, and Allison Koos Rash and husband, Jack, of Charlottesville, Va. Surviving great-grandchildren are Cody and Taylor Paul of Grantsboro; Christan and Alicia Lee of Route 1, Oriental, and Ryan Koos of New Bern. Two sisters, Bessie Lee Parson of Route 1, Oriental, and Reba Lee Babb of Holly Springs, survive. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews and devoted friends.  Predeceasing Mr. Lee were his son Eric Lee, brother Joseph Howard Lee and five sisters, Birdie Lee Salter, Bonnie Lee Lewis, Birma Lee Alcock, Belma Lee Taylor and Ruby Lee Smithwick.  A celebration of Mr. Lee's life will be held in a memorial service at the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at 11 a.m. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the Lee Family Cemetery in Arapahoe. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric and Ryan Koos, Christopher and Ed Lee, and Cody and Taylor Paul. Family will greet friends at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at other times at the home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, December 13, 2007)

Harry Michael Lee

GRANTSBORO - Harry Michael "Micky" Lee, 65, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.  He was an avid fisherman and boater and was retired from PCS Phosphate.  He is survived by one son, Chris Lee of Graham; one daughter, Mona Henry of New Bern, one brother, Robin Lee of Grantsboro; one sister, Pam Bordeaux of Pink Hill; and three grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at New Bethlehem F.W.B. Church Cemetery with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.    (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, February 23, 2012)

Jane Schofell Lee

GRANTSBORO - Jane S. Lee, 68, died Sunday, October 24, 2010, at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital in Greenville. She was a registered nurse and worked with Pamlico Co. Senior Services. While there she ran the Senior Companion Program, and facilitated Alzheimer and Dementia support groups. She also taught knitting and crocheting and enjoyed them as a hobby as well as gardening and camping. She was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church where she was active in youth ministries. She is survived by her husband of twelve years, Steve Lee of Grantsboro; one son, Christopher Gagnon Sr. "Crash" and wife, Carla, of Grantsboro; one grandson, Christopher Gagnon Jr.; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Lee and Julianne Lee of Bayboro; three brothers, Stanley Schofell and wife, P. J., of Merritt, Jeff Schofell and wife, Pattie, of Texas and Hubert Schofell and wife, Nancy, of Florida; one sister, Mary Simmons and husband, Butch, of Nolanville, TX; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Reelsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Pollock officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service. Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, October 27, 2010)

Neva Bray Lee

ORIENTAL - Neva Bray Lee, 96, of Lovick-Lee Road, was released from her Earthly bonds on December 13, 2010 at Britthaven of Pamlico. Mrs. Lee, a life-long resident of Pamlico County, was born January 2, 1914 to Sarah Rowe Bray and Charles Edward Bray Sr. in Merritt where she lived until her marriage to Harry Bunting Lee of Arapahoe in 1934. She and Mr. Lee then resided in the Arapahoe area where they worked together to farm, rear their family of six children, and continue to support each other for the next 73 years.  Mrs. Lee, a graduate of Stonewall High School, received her licensed practical nursing training at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, North Carolina. She was employed at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bern and Pamlico Medical Center in Bayboro. Additionally, she blessed the Camp Sea Farer girls with her skills as a pastry cook. Most of her life's work was experienced on the Lee Farm where she contributed to most every farm task while also taking care of all household responsibilities. She was a talented seamstress, remarkable cook and knowledgeable gardener who knew how to make the most of the least. Preferring to work outside, she was not a housekeeper but a homemaker who loved all God's creations and shared that love with her children. She was a wonderful mother and supportive wife who sacrificed many of her personal dreams to be totally committed to the success of her family.  Mrs. Lee is survived by five children: Helen Jones, Betty Gilgo and husband Jack, and Richard and wife Susan, all of Oriental; Harry and wife Betty, and Sarah Koos and husband Bill, of New Bern. She leaves seven grandchildren: Wynne Gilgo Paul and husband Clifton of Grantsboro; Gina Gilgo Glass and husband Ernie of Charlotte; Christopher Lee and wife Serena of Oriental; Karen Lee Brock and husband Adam of San Diego, California; Edward Lee of Bryan, Texas; Eric Koos and wife Melissa of New Bern; and Allison Koos Rash and husband Jack of Charlottesville, Virginia. Surviving great-grandchildren are: Cody and Taylor Paul of Grantsboro, Christan and Alicia Lee of Oriental, and Ryan and Natalie Koos of New Bern.  Predeceasing Mrs. Lee were her husband Harry, son Eric, sister Nina Brinson, and brother Charles "Bill" Bray Jr.  A memorial service for Mrs. Lee will be held at the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church on Thursday, December 16 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Lee Family Cemetery in Arapahoe. Family will greet friends at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 15.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, December 15, 2010)

Ralph Guion Lee

Ralph Guion Lee, 64, of Silverhill, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at home. He was a member of Faith Christian Assembly of God and dearly loved his church family. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Christian Assembly of God in Grantsboro, with the Rev. Bob Case officiating.  Interment will immediately follow in Paul Cemetery in Silverhill. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Ronnie Lee and Joseph Lee, both of Grantsboro; daughter, Wanda L. Hollowell, of Aurora; brother, Elwood M. Lee, of Grantsboro; sister, Hilda Bateman, of New Bern; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, March 24, 2008)

Robert L. Lee

AURORA - Robert L. Lee, 63, of Aurora died Tuesday, January 28 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Friday, January 31 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating. Burial was in the Joshua-Rowe Cemetery in Aurora.  He is survived by his widow, Dora O. Lee; one son, Bobby Lee of Aurora; one daughter, Deborah Lee of Starkville, Miss.; brother, Richard Lee of Grantsboro; one sister, Patricia Prescott of Grantsboro; mother, Lucille Lee of Grantsboro; and two grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 2003)

Roy Hopkins Lee

ARAPAHOE - Roy H. Lee, 67, of 321 River Road, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at his home.  He was a member of Bethany Christian Church.  He is survived by one brother, Bobby R. Lee of Odessa, Fla.; and two sisters, Jean E. Lee of Arapahoe and Jo Ann Toler of New Bern.  Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Don-Lee Cemetery with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 8, 2006)

Russel Vance Lee

ARAPAHOE - Russel Vance Lee went to be with his Lord, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born September 14, 1923 in Arapahoe. He was the son of the late Manley Bryan and Lena Brinson Lee.  He was a life long member of Bethany Christian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder.  For 67 years, he was a member of Rainbow Lodge #479, where in 2006; he received his 60 year pin. Activities also included membership in the Scottish Rite and Shrine. During his career, Mr. Lee farmed, sold vacuums, encyclopedias and worked in NARF, Cherry Point where he retired after 30 years. For the next 34 years, he was a master saw sharpener and an avid gardener. He was often seen mowing the lawn and riding around the county with his beloved German Shephard. Mr. Lee entered the US Navy in 1941 at the age of 17. He served during WWII and was a reservist. In May 2011, he attended the Honors Flight to Washington D.C. honoring WWII Veterans.  Mr. Lee was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth Rogers Lee.  He is survived by his three daughters, Donna Lee Altman and husband, Marion of Arapahoe; Joy Lee Carawan of Oriental; Jewel Lee Styron and husband, CH of Arapahoe; and Dr. Tim Carawan of Reelsboro. Mr Lee is also survived by nine grandchildren, Franz Altman and wife, Denise of New Bern; Jonathan Altman and wife, Lori of Olympia; Andy Altman and wife, Erica of Alliance; Terri Salter and husband, Bryan of Reelsboro; Chris Carawan of Charlotte; Brian Carawan of Reelsboro; Michelle Verhaeghe and husband, Grant of Raliegh; Ken Styron and wife, Rowena of West Hartford, CT; and Craig Styron and wife, Kalie of Arapahoe. He is survived by 14 great grandchildren; Sarah Altman, Sean Altman, Wesley Altman, Brooklyn Altman, Brinley Altman, Hannah Altman, Emma Altman, Bryce Salter, Faith Salter, Brandon Russel Salter, Rylan Verhaeghe, Ellie Verhaeghe, Abigail Styron, and Abigail Bretz. He is also sruvived by many special friends, nieces and nephews, and his faithful dog, Veronica.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Merritt Watson and the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating. Interment will be in Don Lee Cemetery with Masonic Rites and military honors.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday night and at other times at the home of Marion and Donna Altman, 6026 Hwy 306 South.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 8. 2013)

Ruth Alice Lee

GRANTSBORO - Ruth Alice Lee, 79, of Grantsboro, died Saturday, March 6 at Berne Village in New Bern. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9 at 2 pm at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Graham Lane with burial in the New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Mickey Lee and Robin Lee, both of Grantsboro; two daughters, Cynthia Pugh of Croatan and Pamela Bordeaux of Pink Hill; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Ruth Rogers Lee

ARAPAHOE - Ruth Rogers Lee, 84, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was the best wife, mom, mother-in-law, grandmom, and great-grandmom, and everyone who met her liked her. Mrs. Lee was an active member of Bethany Christian Church, where she served as deaconess, Sunday school teacher, choir member and youth leader. She was also a charter member of Pamlico County Historical Association. She volunteered with Hospice of Pamlico County for 17 years, was a Meals on Wheels volunteer, volunteered at Arapahoe Charter School, and former Girl Scout leader. She was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  She was an avid collector of trains, stamps, coins and Tom Clark gnomes.  Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband of 58 years, Russel V. Lee; three daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Ruth Lee Altman and husband Marion of Arapahoe, Joy Lee Carawan and husband Tim of Grantsboro, and Jewel Lee Styron and husband C.H. of Arapahoe. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Franz Altman and wife Denise of New Bern, Jonathan Altman and wife Lori of Reelsboro, Andy Altman and wife Erica of Alliance, Terri Salter and husband Bryan of Reelsboro, Chris Carawan of New Bern, Brian Carawan of Greenville, Michelle Verhaeghe and husband Grant of North Raleigh, Ken Styron and wife Rowena of West Hartford, Conn., and Craig Styron of Washington. She is survived by nine great-grandchildren, Sarah Altman, Sean Altman, Wesley Altman, Brooklyn Altman, Hannah Altman, Emma Altman, Bryce Salter, Faith Salter and Rylan Verhaeghe.  Mrs. Lee is also survived by her adoptive brother, Bud Daniels and wife Carol of Merritt; her adoptive sister, Peggy Daniels Berwick and friend Richie Butkus of Lindhurst, N.J.; and her foster sister, Lois Edwards and husband Russ of Titusville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Merritt Watson, the Rev. Gary Edge and the Rev. Roger Bennett officiating. Interment will be at the Don-Lee Cemetery with military honors.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Marion and Donna Altman, 6026 N.C. 306.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, April  25, 2007)

Wilbert Robert Lee, Jr.
Born: July 26, 1931 Hobucken, NC

Wilbert Robert Lee, Jr. known to his friends as Bob, and as Junior to close family, passed away from this world on April 6, 2014.  Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Mary Louise White Lee; his daughters Kimberly Crawford of Fredericksburg and Laurian Newell of Norfolk; three grandchildren: Kord Crawford and Elizabeth Crawford Spain of Fredericksburg and Caroline Newell of Norfolk, Virginia; three great-grandchildren: Ronan Crawford, Austin Crawford Spain and Mattox Lee Crawford Spain, all of Fredericksburg; and two brothers: Nelson Lee of Hobucken, North Carolina and Vernon Lee of Chesapeake, Virginia.  Bob was born to Iva Mae Ireland Lee and Wilbert Robert Lee, Sr. on July 26, 1931 in Hobucken, North Carolina. He attended Maury High school in Norfolk before setting out on his own as a commercial fisherman.  Bob served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.    After his discharge from the Army, he resumed commercial fishing, primarily in the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico.  After the devastation of Hurricane Donna in 1960, Bob and Louise relocated to Norfolk, Virginia where Bob began to drive a Norfolk city bus and eventually became a driver for Preston Trucking Company.  Bob retired from Preston Trucking after over 30 years of service and driving over 2 million miles safely.  Bob was a member of Teamsters Local #822 and Moose Lodge 898.  A lung Cancer survivor, Bob devoted his most recent years to caring for his wife, Louise, and connecting with many friends and family via the internet.  Bob will be remembered for his great love and devotion to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as his love for animals.  Family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake on, April 10 – 2 p.m.  A Memorial Service immediately following.  Interment will be private at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.  (Altmeyer Funeral Home)

Ronald Bryan Lehman

Ronald Bryan Lehman, 70, of Merritt died Sunday, March 7, 2010 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a Building Inspector for Pamlico County. He is survived by his son, Robert Lehman of Wisconsin; two daughters, Laurie Honkus and Kim Salak, both of Pennsylvania; partner, Mary Ellen Wunderlich; sister, Mary Jane Lehman of Colorado; and four grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 10, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Bonnie Lee Lewis Lesher

Bonnie Lee Lewis Lesher, 76, of Grovetown, GA, formerly of Arapahoe, NC, peacefully passed away June 29, 2010 at Westwood Nursing Home in Evans, GA. Mrs. Lesher was born November 11, 1933 in Oriental, NC to Malcolm W. and Sarah Bonnie Lewis. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Beacham-Karch of Raleigh and Barbara (Bobbi) Wynn and husband Wayne of Grovetown, GA; one stepson, Robert G. Lesher and wife Jana of Fullerton, CA; five grandchildren: Christopher Beacham of Raleigh, Brian Lucier of Appleton, WI, Jason Wynn of Augusta, GA, Valerie Wynn of Evans, GA and Chandra Arnold of CA; two great grandchildren, Ryan Lucier of Appleton, WI, and Hayden Sedam of Evans, GA; one brother, Robert Lewis and wife Dolores, of Denton, MD, and one sister, Sylvia Graham, and husband Ernest of Kinston, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles; her grandsons, David Scott Humphrey and Ryan Lewis Beacham; and husband, Robert E. Lesher. She grew up in Arapahoe, it was always “home”. In 1962, she married the late Robert E. (Bob) Lesher and lived 41 happy years together in North Carolina and later in North Fort Myers, FL. She was medically retired after many years with Civil Service and returned to her love of sewing, gardening and enjoying family and friends. In late 2004, she moved to Grovetown, GA to be near her daughter, Bobbi Wynn and family. A celebration of Mrs. Lesher's life will be held at 2:00 PM on October 16, 2010 in the Fellowship Hall at the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. (A special thank you to all family, friends and caregivers who gave quality to her life.) Arrangements were may be made by Elliott Sons Funeral Home in Martinez, Ga.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – July 14, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Artis Lee Lewis, Sr.

Artis Lee Lewis Sr., 79, of 502 Waters St., Bayboro, died Thursday, May 24, 2007 at his home. He was a member of Green Hill M.B. Church, serving as a trustee, usher board president and sexton, and employed at Pamlico Chemical Company.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Green Hill M.B. Church with Rev. Kenneth Bell officiating. Burial follows in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his widow, Aileen Bell Lewis of Bayboro; six sons, Artis L. Lewis Jr. of Tampa, Fla., Christopher Lewis of Midland Park, N.J., Rodney Lewis of New Bern, Owen Avery of Kinston, and Donald Lewis and Austin Davis, both of Bayboro; eight daughters, Evelyn Forney, Lisa Lewis of Bayboro, Virginia Anthony, Thelma Lewis and Wanda Boyd, all of New Bern, Carrie Ann Jackson, Greenville, Barbara Hainsworth, Oklahoma City, Ok., Janet Gibbs, Bayboro; eight brothers, Ed Lewis, New Bern, Major Harvey, Pollocksville, Vernon Harvey, Morehead City, Ralph Lewis Jr., Wilmington, Alonzo Lewis, Havelock, Sonny Barber, Orlando, Fla., Ronnie Lewis, Nashville, Tenn., Ervin Lee Harvey, Beaufort; four sisters, Bertha Augusta, Philadelphia, Pa., Vivian Wooten, Engelhard, Sophia Lewis, Washington, D.C., Flossie Frink, Columbia, S.C.; step-mother, Huldia Ann Lewis, Havelock; 34 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  (Unknown newspaper)

Audrey Potter Lewis

Audrey Potter Lewis, 78, of Alliance died April 27 at home. She was a member of Warden Grove FWB Church and the 60+ Club. She is survived by one son, Nathan Lewis of Minnesott; one daughter, Glenda Paul of Grantsboro; one brother, Josh Potter of Minnesott; two sisters, Joyce Carawan of Washington, NC and Judy Murphy of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held April 30 at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and Rev. Medford Parson officiating. The family received friends from Sunday night at Bryant Funeral Home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2, 2012)

Carolyn Lupton Lewis

HOBUCKEN - Carolyn "Carrie" Lupton Lewis, died Monday, March 3 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church, a graduate of Hobucken High School in 1936 and was Goose Creek Island's Avon Lady for 30 years.  Her husband, Walter R. Lewis, and a granddaughter, Penelope Anne Autry, preceded her in death.  She is survived by four sons, Freddie R. Lewis and wife, Ronda, of Hobucken, Allen O. Lewis and wife, Linda, of Hobucken, Roy W. Lewis of California and Lynn C. Lewis of Hobucken; two daughters, Anne Penberthy of California and Phyllis Price and husband, Gerald, of Grantsboro; two sisters, Margie Whitfield of Reelsboro and Myra Edwards of Edward; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A graveside service was held at 2:30 pm on Friday, March 7 in the Barnett Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Lewis officiating.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, March 6.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2003)

Chester E. Lewis

GRANTSBORO - Chester E. Lewis, 85, died Monday, April 19, at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2 pm, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Windham officiating with burial in Lowland Community Cemetery, conducted by Pamlico County VFW Post 8094 with military honors.  He was a lifetime member of Pamlico County VFW Post 8094 and was affiliated with the Primitive Baptist faith.  He is survived by his wife, Viola C. Lewis; one son, Dale Lewis of Grantsboro; two daughters, Carla Windham of Nashville, NC and Wanda L. Harper of Alliance; one brother, Wilmer Lewis of Lowland; one sister, Ila Pettway of Norfolk, VA; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2004)

David Earl Lewis

GRANTSBORO – Mr. David Earl Lewis, 53, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Sand-hill Cemetery in Reelsboro. He was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church for more than 25 years, where he had served on numerous committees and was Sunday school superintendent.  He worked for Carolina Telephone & Telegraph and Sprint for 33 years. He was past fire chief of Grantsboro-Silver Hill Fire Department and was its president. He was an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster for 25 years. He was also a former board member of Pamlico County Rescue Squad.  Mr. Lewis served his country in the U.S. Army and was part of the 82nd Airborne paratroopers.  He is survived by his wife, Kay Edwards Lewis; a son, Travis Lewis and wife, Jennifer, of Ayden; a daughter, Tiffany Lupton and husband, Joe, of Florence; his parents, Hiram and Ola Lewis of Hobucken; paternal grandmother, Florence Ives Lewis of Hobucken; a brother, Donald Lewis of Grantsboro; two sisters, Iris Bennett of Reelsboro and Irma Lewis of Arapahoe; and a grandchild, Jordan Lupton.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Flowers are welcome, but those who prefer may make donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 1021-B Red Banks Road, Greenville, NC 27858.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - May 10, 2005)

Elijah Marcus Lewis

Elijah Marcus “Mike” Lewis, 83, of 204 Culpepper Lane, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 25, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 24, 1927 in Lowland, NC to the late Jonah J. Lewis, and Ollie Carawan Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a Korean War veteran, a member of the Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM, New Bern Scottish Rites Consistory # 3, a Shriner, and a lifetime member of William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060. He worked for Nabisco Co. for 42 years as a sales representative and was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church.  Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Capps Lewis of the home; two sons, Richard A. Lewis and wife Shelly, Marcus S. Lewis and wife Jan, all of Elizabeth City, NC; a daughter, Cynthia L. Langer of Marshall, TX; sister, Pheba Doris Riddle and husband Ashby of Norfolk, VA; a brother Juston R. Lewis and wife Roxana of Suffolk, VA; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Mae Scheier, Derlie James, and Lethia L. Wooton/Holcomb.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Corey Miller officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Lewis family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Florence Ives Lewis

Florence Ives Lewis, 108, of Hobucken, died Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Britthaven of Pamlico.  Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance with the Revs. Jeffrey Gaskins and Dennis Wiggs officiating. Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery.  She is survived by a daughter, Syble Gaskins of New Bern; a brother, Herbert Lewis of Connecticut; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lewis, her son, Hiram Lewis, and her grandson David Lewis.  She was a member of the Lowland Primitive Baptist Church.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, May 26, 2008)

Frances Virginia Paul Lewis

Frances Virginia Paul Lewis, 78, of Lowland died, Saturday, June 21, 2008 at home.  She was a member of Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William Harold Lewis, and one son, David Harold Lewis.  She is survived by two sons, Phillip Lewis and wife, Tammy, of Edward, Terry Lewis and wife, Marie, of Aurora; one daughter, Sharon Rice, and husband, James, of Lowland; two brothers, Colon R. Paul and the Rev. Danny L. Paul, both of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Geneva P. Smith of Wilmar; four grandchildren, Renee Wasula of Winterville, Rachel Jones of Hawaii, Dennis Vilches of Aurora and Jonathan Lewis of Aurora; honorary granddaughter, Aimee Rowe of Lowland; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Lowland Pentecostal Ho-liness Church, with Bishop Chris Thompson, Terry Lewis and Phillip Lewis officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Lowland Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, June 24, 2008)

Graydon Lewis

Graydon Lewis, 93, died Friday, July 30, 1999. A native of Pamlico County, N.C., he had been a resident of Newport News since 1940. He retired as a shipfitter at Newport News Shipbuilders in 1970 and was a member of Hilton Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth J. Lewis; three daughters, Linda L. Taylor of Sperryville, Patsy L. Drummond of Richmond and Margaret L. Parke of Chesapeake; his sister, Rebecca Paul Porter of Oriental, N.C.; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - August 1, 1999; pg. B7)

Guilford Early Lewis

Guilford Early Lewis went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 4, 2012. As it is written, to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.  He was born in Pamlico County to Nathan and Thelma Smith Lewis. After four years serving his country in the Army in the 12th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Guilford came back to North Carolina and entered the logging industry. On June 11, 1955, Guilford married Carol Parker Lewis and spent the next 50 years working in the woods as his family grew. In 2002, he retired from logging and devoted his energies to the things he loved the most: studying the bible, reaching out to those in spiritual need, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Carol Parker Lewis; his children, Guilford Lewis Jr. and his wife Debra, Cephus Allen Lewis and his wife Melody, Craig Lewis and his wife Betty, Carol Hudson and her husband Leslie, Timothy Lewis, Jessica Lewis, and Jason Lewis; and his sisters, Lela Oakley, Thelma Gaskins, and Nettie Lupton. His fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren will also miss their Papa.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Clarence Lewis, and his grandson Jonathan Early Lewis.  "… Be faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Revelations 2:10.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 250 Sand Hill Road, New Bern. Interment will at the Lewis Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m.  Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 7, 2012)

Johnnie B. Lewis, Sr.

BAYBORO - Johnnie B. Lewis Sr., 99, of 610 Mill Pond Road, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  He was ordained as a minister and served as assistant pastor of the Holy Church of God in Christ Jesus of Alliance, rising to the rank of bishop. He was formerly employed at Cherry Point air station, Texas Gulf, and in the home construction industry as a cement finisher.  His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oscar's Memorial Chapel, with Percy Cook Skin-ner and the Rev. Brenda Farrow officiating. The interment will be in the Alliance Holy Church of God Cemetery.  He is survived by his six sons, Joseph Lewis of Columbus, Ohio, Huddie Lewis of Pascagoula, Miss., Johnny Green of New Bern, Michael V. Quarlets of Greenville, Phillip K. Quarles of Al-bany, N.Y., and Brian A. Quarles of the home; three daughters, Elema Lee Pearson of Alliance, Akira Lewis of the home and Doreen Smerichniak of Amityville, N.Y.; six brothers, Thomas Credle, Horace Credle of New York, William Earl Credle of Georgia, Delmus Credle and Fred Credle of Virginia and Dowan Credle of Bayboro; three sisters, Ruby Monk of Bayboro, Mildred Lee of New York and Lillian George of Boston, Mass.; 85 grandchildren; 205 great-grandchildren; 265 great-great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Oscar's Memorial Chapel and visitation of friends from 6 to 7 p.m.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 3, 2010)

Katie Sawyer Lewis

Katie Sawyer Lewis, 77, of Lowland, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was a member of Wardens Grove F.W.B. Church in Lowland and was a former member of Pamlico County Moose Lodge.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wardens Grove F.W.B. Church with the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating.  Burial will be in Lowland Community Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Wilbur Lewis; one son, Dallas Lewis of Reelsboro; two daughters, Linda Caroon of Oriental and Diana Lewis of Bayboro; one brother, Talmadge Sawyer of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Arlene Kirk of Belhaven; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 6, 2006)

Matthew Julius Lewis, Sr.

Matthew Julius "Mac" Lewis Sr., 67, of A2-214 Craven Terrace, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at his residence. He received his education in the Pamlico County school system.  The funeral will be at noon Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at the Rivers-Morgan Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  He is survived by five sons, Matthew Lewis Jr., Leroy Lewis, Maurice Lewis, Michael Lewis and Eric Howard; two daughters, Laura Ann Wilson and Victoria Person; one brother, James Lewis; two sisters, Mary Jarvis and Cora Mae Lewis; 22 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.  Arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, February 8, 2008)

Norine Whitfield Lewis

Norine Whitfield Lewis, 82, of 447 Horn Road, Lowland, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Swade Benson officiating. Interment will follow in Lowland Community Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Wilmer; son, Gary Lewis of Lowland; daughter, Sherry Gregory of Chesapeake, Va.; brother, Cecil Whitfield of New Bern; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, May 8, 2008)

Viola Carr Lewis

GRANTSBORO - Viola Carr Lewis, 79, died Thursday, December 1 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, December 3 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Kenneth Windham officiating. Burial was in Lowland Community Cemetery.  She was a member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church in Lowland.  She is survived by one son, Dale Lewis of Grantsboro; two daughters, Carla Windham of Nashville, NC and Wanda Lewis Harper of Alliance; one brother, L.O. Carr of Little Rock, AR; one sister, Vera Blackburn of Edmond, OK; six grandchildren; two-step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 3, 2005)

Walter H. Lewis

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Walter H. Lewis Sr., 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, after a long illness.  Walter was born in Oriental, N.C., on Aug. 9, 1921 to the late William T. and Melissa Lewis. He grew up in New Bern and attended NC A&T State University in Greensboro on a full football scholarship.  Excelling in fine arts and sports, Walter began his career at Stephens-Lee High School in 1946. In addition to serving as an art teacher at Stephens-Lee, he also was an assistant football coach. In Asheville, Walter met a fellow teacher, Lillie Davis, whom he married in 1950. After teaching for more than a decade, he and Lillie moved their family to Cleveland, Ohio in 1961 to further their careers. A talented painter, his works were commissioned by schools, churches, and private citizens for over four decades. He retired as Art Chairman of John F. Kennedy High School in 1987. Walter was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie in 1981. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Walter H. and Blyss Lewis Jr. of Austin, Texas daughter and son-in-law, Regina Fe and Steven Barboza of New York City grandson, Hasan Benjamin Lewis granddaughter, Chandra Malika Lewis his second wife, Sabina Alexander Lewis of Greensboro brothers, Gilbert Lewis of New York, and Harvard Lewis of New Bern sister, Sadie Adams of New Bern stepmother, Rosetta Lewis of New Bern several nieces, nephews, and friends of the Asheville area with whom he maintained contact.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, 1015 Church St. New Bern.  Services are provided by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, 701 West St., New Bern, NC 28650.  (Asheville Citizen-Times [Asheville, NC] - September 17, 1999; pg. B5)

Wilber Howard Lewis

Capt. Wilber Howard Lewis, 83, of Lowland, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Gardens of Pamlico. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Revs. Phillip Lewis and Jerry Harper officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at Bryant Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Monday, April 18, 2011)

William Harold Lewis

LOWLAND - The Rev. William Harold Lewis, 80, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Britthaven of Pamlico. He was born Feb. 7, 1927, son of the late William L. and Outa Ireland Lewis. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Libby Foreman and Julia Potter, and two brothers, Prince Lewis and Dalton Lewis.  The Rev. Lewis started preaching in 1950. He pastored and evangelized for over 45 years, having pastored the Petersburg, Va., Pentecostal Holiness Church for three years and the Hobucken Pentecostal Holiness Church for one year and pastored the Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church for over 24 years. He was a member of the North Carolina International Pentecostal Holiness Church. Brother Harold retired in 1990. The Rev. Lewis was well known as "Soldier of the Cross."  He is survived by his wife, Frances P. Lewis; two sons, the Rev. Phillip Michael Lewis and wife, Tammy, of Edward, and the Rev. Terry Lee Lewis and wife, Marie, of Aurora; one daughter, Sharon L. Rice and husband, James, of Lowland; one brother, Michael Lewis of Lowland; three sisters, Mabel L. Carawan of Aurora, Marilyn Murphy of Alliance and Victoria Paul of Alliance; four grandchildren, Renee R. Wasula of Greenville, Rachel R. Jones of Hawaii, Denise Vilches of Aurora and Jonathan Lewis of Aurora; and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church with Bishop Chris Thompson, the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Terry Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Lowland Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, December 1, 2007)

Wilmer Roy Lewis

Wilmer Roy Lewis, 87, of Lowland died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by his son, Gary Lewis of Hobucken; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. John Carawan officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 14, 2012)

Laura Lee Prince Lilley

Laura Lee Prince Lilley of Sussex, widow of H. H. “Sam” Lilley, died on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010 in her home. She was born July 10, 1930, the daughter of the late Carl W. Prince, Sr. and Laura Dobie Prince. She was preceded in death by her brothers, David D. Prince and Carl W. Prince, Jr. and a precious niece, Ann Paige Prince Wright. Survivors include two daughters, Carla Riedel Lilley of Sussex and Leslie Lilley Kellenberger and husband, Jim, of Raleigh. She cherished each member of her family, treasured her friends and dearly loved all those closest to her. A funeral service led by The Reverend Wilson Conwell was held graveside 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Readville Baptist Church, Sussex. Virginia. Honorary pallbearers were Brownley Cox, Morgan Thornton, Jimmy Thomas, Harold Conover, Butch Simmons, Gene Ellis, Tommy Tewell, Scott Duncan, Paulin Cheatham, Shep Cheatham, Dell Cheatham and Grant Cheatham. Active pallbearers were David D. Prince, Jr., Thomas Craig Prince, John Jethro Lilley, III, Richard Emmerson, Hunt Emmerson and Alvin Cheatham.  Owen Funeral Home, Jarratt, Virginia assisted the family with arrangements.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – May 19, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Robert Carl Lind

ORIENTAL - Robert Carl Lind, 78, formerly of Kings Park, N.Y. and Indian Lake, died Monday, June 20, 2011.  He was a retired engineer from his own company, CDM Dynamics and formerly Northrup Grumman.  He is survived by his wife, Janet Lind; one son, Robert S. Lind of Sayville, N.Y.; two daughters, Katrina Lind of Manorville, N.Y., Marianne Bruno of Oriental; one stepdaughter, Janine Gillen of Whortonsville; and four grandchildren, Dawn Leddick, Brianna Lind, Zachary Bruno and Benjamin Bruno.  A brief memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Bryant Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and following the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 26, 2011)

Theodore Lindmar, IV

ORIENTAL - Theodore "Ted" Lindmar IV, 75, of Oriental, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Duke University Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Kathie Lindmar; three sons, Skip Lindmar of Howell, N.J., Ricky Lindmar of Linden, N.J., and Rob Lindmar of Oriental; one sister, Millitent Savas of Linden, N.J.; and three grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service at the home at 1425 Old Mill Road, Oriental.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, January 5, 2010)

Mary W. Link

Mary W. Link, 81, Blue Lake Terrace, DeLand, died Wednesday, June 2.  Mrs. Link was a retired airplane repairman for the U.S. government. Born in Pamlico County, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1987. She attended the First Baptist Church, DeLand. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 186, DeLand.  Survivors: husband, Karl; brother, Joe Wise, New Bern, N.C.; sisters, Selma Braxton, LaGrange, N.C., Alma Brinkley, Shelby, N.C., Gladys Cheney, Union, S.C., Eleanor Bennet, DeLand, Caroline Gerdel, Trenton, N.C. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home, DeLand.  (The Orlando Sentinel [Orlando, FL] - June 4, 1993; pg. B6)

Love McCotter Little

Love McCotter Little, 94, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Little was born August 23, 1917 to the late St. Elmo McCotter and Estelle Sawyer McCotter in Bayboro, NC and was the widow of the late George R. Little, Jr. She was a retired public school teacher and a member of Christ Episcopal Church.  She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Little Wilkins and husband, Keith Graham Wilkins, of Malta, daughter-in-law, Gray Brantley Little of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren: George Roscoe Little IV and wife Bess Harrell Little, Katharine Little Farless and husband, Wood Farless, Caroline Wilkins Ritchie and husband, Eric Ritchie, George McCotter Wilkins and wife, Tara Clipperton Wilkins, and Esther Silvia Wilkins; four great grandchildren, Carmen Love Ritchie, Isabella Ritchie, Ethan Wilkins and George R. Little V; and a sister, Joyce McCotter Greeson. Also, she is survived by a special niece, Eva Carolina Bright and husband, Roger, and dear family friends, Alvin and Peggy McPherson. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her two sons, George Roscoe Little III and Lenyer McCotter Little, daughter-in-law, Betty Jean Houtz Sanders Little, and granddaughter, Lenyer Houtz Little. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery. The family is receiving family and friends at the residence, 2127 Rivershore Road, Elizabeth City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Little’s name to the Albemarle Hospice, 311 Cedar Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or to the Building Fund at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 McMorrine Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Little family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Makenna Hope Littleton

Makenna Hope Littleton, infant, of Reelsboro, died Friday, May 4, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Makenna is survived by her parents, Choy and Jennifer Littleton; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Linda Gaskins of Reelsboro; paternal grandmother, Edith Littleton of New Bern; and was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Charles Littleton.  A private graveside service will be held.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, May 6, 2007)

John E. Lockey

ALLIANCE - John E. Lockey, 62, of Alliance died Monday, March 13 at his home. A graveside service was held in Cowell Cemetery in Alliance on Thursday, March 16 at 11 am with the Rev. Lee Toler officiating.  He was a member of Rainbow Lodge #379, Pamlico County Mourner Unit, Scottish Rite, Sudan Temple and DAV.  He is survived by Betty of the home; one daughter, Krystal L. Woods of Bridgeton; stepdaughters, Teresa Bell of Reelsboro and Tina Hacker of Olympia; two brothers, Virgil Lockey of Jacksonville, NC and Henry Lockey of New Bern; three sisters, Marie L. Purifoy of Houston, Texas, Earline Gaskins of Vanceboro and Lula Garner of Newport, NC; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight step-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2006)

Sanford E. Long

ARAPAHOE - Sanford E. Long, 74, of 10524 N.C. 306 South, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at his home.  Mr. Long had been a commercial fisherman, and was a member of Arapahoe F.W.B. Church and Disabled American Veterans.  Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Arapahoe F.W.B. Church with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating.  The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church and other times at his residence.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Alice Long; four brothers, James, Vernon, Jesse and Jack Long; and a sister, Beatrice Lovick.  Surviving are his wife, Marilyn B. “Ginny” Long; son, Sgt. 1st Class Sanford E. Long Jr., and wife, Cindy, of Ft. Wainwright, Alaska; daughter, Melissa L. Harper of the home; two sisters, Myrtle Howland and Dorothy Mitchell, both of Morehead City; and three grandchildren, C.J., Matthew and Nicholas. He was greatly loved and will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, June 26, 2007)

Peter Anthony Lozica

MESIC - Peter Anthony Lozica, 64, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, at home.  He retired from the Civil Service.  He is survived by his son, Peter A. Lozica Jr. and wife Dana of Morehead City; his daughter, Laura Persky and husband Adam of Reelsboro; brother, Andrew John "AJ" Lozica of New Bern; two sisters, Lareen Daniels and husband Ashley of South Creek, Aurora and Marleen Lozica of Bridgeton; one grandchild, Samantha Persky; one nephew; two nieces; and five great-nieces.  A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 30, 2012)

Dorothy V. Luce

Dorothy V. Luce, 77, of Merritt, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter Graves officiating.  She is survived by her husband, Chauncey Luce of the home; two sons, Ralph C. Luce of Flanders, N.Y., and Allen J. Luce of Riverhead, N.Y.; one daughter, Virginia McLaughlin of Raeford; one brother, Ralph Glover of Holtzville, N.Y.; one sister, Lorraine Zaveski of California; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Oriental United Methodist Church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, September 5, 2007)

Dorothy May Prescott Luck

Dorothy May Prescott Luck of Arapahoe, N.C. passed away on March 27, 2004 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Luck was born in Grantsboro, N.C. on November 5, 1922 and graduated from Alliance High School. In 1946, she married William R. Luck, Jr. (Lt. Col. USMC, Ret.). They lived in numerous places throughout their careers before retiring to Minnesott Beach in 1972.  Mrs. Luck received many awards for her volunteer work and participation in the Cherry Point Garden Club, Garden Club of the Oriental Woman's Club, Federated Women's Clubs, Oriental Woman's Club, Pamlico County Republican Women and Tryon Palace Council of Friends.  She spent many years decorating both Tryon Palace and the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. for Christmas. In 1992 she received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor James Martin for her volunteer work at the Mansion. Her work was featured in the 1992 "Southern Living Christmas Book" and "NC Home Magazine."  Mrs. Luck was also an accomplished pianist. She was a member of both the Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church of Grantsboro and Arapahoe United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Luck was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Luck, Jr. (Lt. Col. USMC, Ret.), and one son, Robert P. Luck.  She is survived by three daughters, Betsy Luck of Arapahoe, Barbara Luck of Keezletown, VA and Kathryn Steele of Boise, ID; one son-in-law; one granddaughter; one grandson; one brother; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Her mother also survives.  Visitation was held Thursday, April 1 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, N.C. The funeral service was held at Bryant Funeral Home on Friday, April 2 at 11:00 am, followed by her burial in the National Cemetery of New Bern, N.C.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance, N.C.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Annabel B. Lupton

STONEWALL - Annabel B. Lupton, 73, died Monday, October 24 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Thursday, October 27 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, 11:00 am, with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. Burial followed in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  She was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church, VFW Ladies' Auxiliary and for 43 years she and her husband owned and operated Lupton's Grocery.  She is survived by her husband, LeRoy D. Lupton; two sons, Danny Lupton and wife, Ellen, of Stonewall and Tony Lupton and wife, Ruth, of Greenville, NC; one brother, Joe Bland and wife Dee of Morehead City; and grandchildren, Josh and Rick Lupton of Winterville and Kristin Lupton of Greenville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ethyl Bland, one brother, James Bland and one sister, Lillian Wilson.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 26, 2005)

Benjamin Waldo Lupton

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. - Benjamin Waldo Lupton Jr., 77, died October 30, 2002 in Florence, S.C.  The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services Saturday at one o'clock in The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, Charleston, S.C., Friday between four and six o'clock.  Mr. Lupton was born October 7, 1925 in Stonewall, N.C., the son of Benjamin Waldo Lupton and Beatrice Dee Daniels. He was the owner/operator of B.W. Lupton, Jr. Public Accounting Firm in Charleston.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Vendrick Lupton; three daughters, Deborah Joan Conrad of Charleston, S.C., Susanne M. Lemke of Mt. Pleasant and Betsy Lupton of James Island, S.C.; one brother, LeRoy Lupton of Stonewall, N.C.; and three grandchildren.  Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 1, 2002)

Bernice Alfred Lupton

THOMASVILLE - Mrs. Bernice Alfred Lupton, 91, a resident of 33 Wilbrook Drive, died late Thursday, April 6, 2006 at Mt. Vista Health Park in Denton. She was born in Pamlico County on July 3, 1914 to Fred and Bessie Abbot Alfred. She was a member of Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church in Bayboro. She was married to Thomas Jefferson Lupton who preceded her in death.  Surviving are sons, John M. Lupton and Larry E. Lupton and wife Phyllis all of Thomasville, and Thomas D. Lupton and wife Pauline of Pinedale. Grandchildren, Thomas D. Lupton Jr., Terri L. Bucksot, Larry M. Lupton, Ana L. Floyd, Jonathan K. Lupton; great grandchildren, Michael A. Lupton, Molly Bucksot, Aaron Bucksot, and Jacob Bucksot.  Private family services will be held.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 8, 2006)

Clyde St. Clair Lupton
[Oct. 14, 1911 - Nov. 16, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper- Nov. 1999)

Doris Midyette Lupton

Doris Midyette Lupton: April 9, 1932 - Sept. 13, 2004.  A memorial service for Doris Midyette Lupton, 73, of North Bend, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Hamilton Apartments Activity Center, 1700 Hamilton St., North Bend.  She was born April 9, 1932, at home to Samuel Cleveland Midyette and Mamie Lavinia (Barnett) Midyette, in Pamlico County, N.C. She died of age-related causes on Sept. 13, 2004, in North Bend.  She moved to North Bend to be closer to her son, Harold Midyette. She was very proud of her son for graduating from college and for his other accomplishments in life. She was a caregiver, but in her later life, she devoted her time to her grandchildren, Emily and Nathan Midyette. She loved her grandbabies tremendously. She had the greatest expectations for them and their lives. They were her joy.  She is survived by her son, Harold G. Midyette of North Bend; granddaughter, Emily C. Midyette of North Bend; grandson, Nathan G. Midyette of North Bend; and brothers, Weddell Midyette and Randolph Midyette, both of North Carolina.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Donald Midyette, Edith Dietz, Iola Midyette, Roland Midyette, Virgel Midyette and Mamie Price, all of North Carolina.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lighthouse School, 93670 Viking Way, North Bend, OR 97459.  Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel, 756-0440.   (The World [Coos Bay, OR] - September 16, 2004)

Dorothy Vendrick Lupton

Dorothy Vendrick Lupton, 78, died on December 21, 2002, window of Benjamin Waldo Lupton, Jr., of James Island, South Carolina.  A funeral service was held Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 11 am in the First Christian, Disciples of Christ Church, 1293 Orange Grove Road in Charleston, SC 29407. Burial was in the Live Oak Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Lupton was born in Arapahoe, NC, daughter of James Vincent and Florence Scott Vendrick. She was a member of First Christian Church.  She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Conrad (Art) of Charleston, SC, Susanne Lemke (Wray) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Betsy Lupton of James Island, SC; two sons, George Earl Taylor of Stonewall, NC and William V. Taylor of Hamlet, NC; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Elbert Vendrick of Oriental, NC; and one sister, Becky Cahoon of Arapahoe, NC.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Benjamin Waldo Lupton, Jr. and one son, Benny Lupton.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2002)

Ella Jones Lupton

REELSBORO - Ella Jones Lupton, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of New Life Praise and Worship.  Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at New Life Praise and Worship, Grantsboro with the Revs. Blaney Rowe and Robert Cayton officiating.  She is survived by one son, Howard Lupton of Bayou La Batre, Ala.; two daughters, Joyce Toler of Churchill, Tenn., and Kyla Lupton of Reelsboro; five brothers, Vernon Jones of Hampton, Va., Bennie Jones of Hobucken, Guy Jones of Florence, Raymond Jones of Caton, Ga., and Len Taylor Jones of Aransas Pass, Texas.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Life Praise and Worship Ministries, P.O. Box 163, Grantsboro, NC 28529.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   [Kindly submitted by Kyla Lupton Elmore, Ella's daughter]

Elma Elizabeth Stanton Lupton
[Mar. 5, 1905 - Dec. 31, 1997]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper- Jan. 1998)

Elsie Norman Lupton

ORIENTAL - Elsie Norman Lupton, 79, of Oriental, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.  She worked at Brantley's Restaurant for more than 20 years.  She is survived by two daughters, Linda Cowell and Susan Kuzmimski both of Stonewall; three brothers, Bruce Norman of Salter Path, Brantley Norman of Oriental, Gary Norman of New Bern; one sister, Sara Jane Hardy of Oriental, and two grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Bern National Cemetery with the Rev. Brent Norman officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 2, 2012)

Esther Alice Spain Lupton
[May 20, 1911 - June 6, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper- June 2002)

Everette Lenwood Lupton, Sr.

ORIENTAL - Everette Lenwood Lupton Sr., 77, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at home.  He was a member of Pamlico United Methodist Church. He retired from Willis Electric after 20 years of service.  He is survived by his wife, Ginger Lupton; one son, Everette Lupton Jr. of New Bern; one daughter, Dawn Lupton of the home; one sister, Alice Rawls of Reelsboro; and three great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, at Pamlico United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, February 1, 2011)

Fitzhugh Spencer Lupton

HOBUCKEN - Fitzhugh Spencer Lupton, 85, died Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  He was born in Aurora, NC on Oct. 20, 1925, to Mamie Whithurst Spencer and Robinson Lester Lupton.  He grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1952, he became associated with the Virginia Tractor Company Caterpillar, Inc. working for eighteen years as a mechanic. He retired in 1970 and moved with his family back to Hobucken, NC.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, a lifetime member of the North Carolina and Virginia Wildlife Association and was a licensed C.B. radio operator.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 24, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be in Barnett cemetery.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, January 25, 2011)

Frederick Arthur Lupton
From the Anne B. Lupton Collection & submitted by Mary E. Baxter
Nov. 6. 1882 - Oct. 30, 1954

Greta Voliva Lupton

LOWLAND - Greta Voliva Lupton, 69, of Lowland died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She worked as a caregiver for many years and attended the Wardens Grove F.W.B. Church in Lowland.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Wardens Grove F.W.B. Church with the Rev. Dwight Williams, the Rev. John Carawan and the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating.  She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Hathaway of Edward and Agnes Woods of Four Oaks; four sisters, Nina Jarvis of Lowland, Rita Lupton of Hobucken, Bertie Bowen of New Bern and Musa Harris of Alliance; four granddaughters; and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and at other times at the home of her daughter, Sandy Hathaway, 246 Main St., Edward, N.C.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, January 13, 2008)

Hilma Hill Lupton

WHORTONSVILLE - Hilma Hill Lupton, 82, died Sunday, December 12 in Woodstock, GA. A funeral service has been scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 1 pm, at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery.  She was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church and the 60-Plus Club.  She is survived by one son, Larry Lupton of Arapahoe; one daughter, Barbara Venters of Woodstock, GA; one Brother, Edward F. Hill of New Bern; one sister, Sara Lupton of Bayboro; and five grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2004)

James Floyd Lupton

SOUTH CREEK - James "Jimmy" Floyd Lupton, 66, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at his home.  He was a member of the South Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Aurora Lions Club.  He is survived by his wife, Belinda Berry Lupton of the home; one daughter, Sherri Lupton Hollister of Aurora; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the South Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. The burial is to follow in the church cemetery with military honors.   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] - January 3, 2010)

James Lloyd Lupton, Jr.

BAYBORO, NC - James Lloyd Lupton, Jr., 78, of Bayboro, departed this life to be with his Lord Tuesday, January 17, 2006.  He was a member of the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Whortonsville and attended Bayboro United Methodist Church. He worked with and supported the Pamlico County Education Foundation and was a former member of the New Bern Board of Realtors.  Born to James Lloyd and Mary Richardson Lupton in New Bern on the fifth day of May 1927, James, the youngest of three, grew up in the community of Whortonsville.  Upon graduation from high school, he entered the United States Navy. After his return to Whortonsville, he married his childhood sweetheart, Sara Hill. Together they raised their three children: a son and two daughters.  During the child-rearing years, James was employed by NARF, Cherry Point and Woodmen of the World Life Insurance, retiring from both by the age of 55. Upon retirement, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to begin a construction and real estate business where he worked until his health would no longer allow.  James will best be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to those that knew him. He also had a love for the ocean, enjoying the smell of the salty air and the sound of waves crashing against the sand. His family was his life. Even in later years, he attended sporting events and other special occasions in support of his family members.  A funeral service was held Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Whortonsville with the Reverend Steve Willis officiating. Interment was in Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sara Hill Lupton; one son, J. Bruce Lupton and wife, Dianne, of Stonewall; two daughters, Brenda L. Stevenson of New Bern and Paula L. Woodard and husband, Alan, of Bayboro. His grandchildren include Kelly Horner and husband, Kenny, of Vanceboro, J. Brian Lupton of Grantsboro, John P. Lupton of Stonewall, CTT3 Mark R. Lupton and wife, Laura, of Chesapeake, Virginia, Ashlynne Woodard and Jordan Woodard, both of Bayboro. Great-grandchildren include Kenlee Horner, John Patrick "J.P." Lupton, Jr., Aslynne Lupton and Madeline Lupton. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Dorothy Seaman and Love Slade and a dear son-in-law, Joe C. Stevenson, Jr.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 2006)

John Patrick Lupton

John Patrick Lupton, 36, of Grantsboro, died Monday, October 1, 2012. He is survived by his parents, Bruce and Dianne Lupton of Grantsboro; his son, John Patrick “JP” Lupton Jr. of the home; his daughter, Madeline “Maddy” Faye Lupton of the home; his maternal grandfather, James Mayo of Alliance: and two brothers, Brian Lupton and wife Kacey of Bayboro and Mark Lupton and wife Laura of Hope Mills. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 4, at Bayboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Interment followed in Bethel FWB Church Cemetery, Whortonsville. The family received friends from October 3 at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 10, 2012)

 Joseph H. Lupton

MERRITT - Joseph H. Lupton, of 4394 Florence Road, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at home.  Born on Feb. 13, 1931, in Lowland, he was the son of Richard and Clara Sadler Lupton who pre-deceased him. He was also predeceased by his sister, Daris Lupton Keith.  He spent his career of 40 years as a chief engineer on tugboats before his retirement in 1996. He was a member of Concord Christian Church, where he served as both a deacon and an elder. He attended both Concord Christian Church and Trent FWB Church.  He is survived by his wife, Diane Williams Lupton; his son, Joseph H. Lupton Jr. and his wife, Tiffany Lewis Lupton, of Florence; and one granddaughter, Jordan Leigh Lupton of Florence. In addition he is survived by his sister, Kay Lupton Durden of Raleigh; his nephews and nieces, A. Ralph Keith Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Martha Keith Roof of Holly Springs, Mark Keith of Cary, Sharon Durden Fred of Raleigh, Lori Durden Wilson of Greensboro, and Carrie Durden Walls of Longview, Texas; six great-nieces; and four great-nephews.  Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Concord Christian Church with Dr. Robert B. Cayton and Dr. A. Graham Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the Concord Christian Church Fellowship Building immedi-ately after the services.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, June 18, 2010)

Julian Webster Lupton

Julian Webster Lupton Sr. of Pamlico went to be with the Lord on Nov. 22, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lois Willis Lupton, and his parents, Joseph and Esther Lupton, also of Pamlico. He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Sigmond and Vincent Lupton, and sister, Jenny.  "Red," as he was called by friends and family, was born and lived most of his life in Pamlico County, including Whortonsville, Pamlico, Oriental and Arapahoe. He served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees in the South Pacific during World War II. Afterward, he returned to Pamlico County, where he met and married the love of his life, Lois Ellen. He supported her and their four children by working as a commercial fisherman for more than 20 years. He fished as far south as Key West and as far north as Greenport, Long Island, N.Y.  Upon returning to his home of Pamlico County, he was employed as a diesel mechanic for Texas Gulf in Aurora until his retirement. He and Lois also owned and operated His & Hers Alterations in New Bern until 2001. Lois managed the business, while "Red" spent many enjoyable hours fishing, woodworking, gardening and cooking.  He is survived by his sister, Alice Rawls, of Reelsboro; his brother and his wife, Everett and Virginia Lupton, of Pamlico. He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and J.C. Cook, of New Bern; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Jena Harrell Lupton, of New Bern; and daughter Esther Lupton, who cared for him in his home.  He is also survived by his six grandsons, Reuben Phillips and wife Deborah of Kinston, Patrick Phillips of Henderson, Frank Bacon of Grantsboro, David Lupton Jr. of New Bern, Julian Lupton III and wife Nichole of Wilmington and James Gregory "Greg" Lupton of Greensboro. He leaves three granddaughters, Jolena and husband, Cliff Morrow, of New Bern, Courtney Lupton of Raleigh and Amanda Ashby of Selma. His great-grandchildren include: Laura and Sean Phillips of Kinston and McKayla Morrow of New Bern. He has one great-great-grandchild, Danielle Ashby of Selma, and numerous, beloved nieces and nephews.  Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., to celebrate his life and the day of his birth, at the United Methodist Church of Pamlico. His family would like to invite friends and acquaintances to the visitation on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the United Methodist Church of Pamlico. Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 27, 2007)

Letha Mae Lupton

LOWLAND - Letha Mae Lupton, 86, died Sunday, March 27, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, 2 pm, at Warden's Grove Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Lowland Community Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Dennis Spoon of Brandon, FL; three daughers, Carolyn Willis of Glenburnie, MD, Donna Bennett of Grantsboro and Sharlene Leary of Lowland; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Lizzie Ballance Lupton
[Nov. 7, 1909 - Nov. 16, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper- Nov. 2001)

Lovie Spence Lupton

Lovie Spence Lupton, 73, of Cooper Road, Alliance, died at home on Feb. 8, 2009.  She was a member of Warden's Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Lowland.  She is survived by one daughter, Barbara McKenzie of Alliance; one sister, Pauline Midyette of Bayboro; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Lowland Community Cemetery with Connie Mitchell officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the home, 337 Cooper Road, Alliance.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremation, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, February 10, 2009)

Lucy Henries Lupton
[Jan. 30, 1912 - Apr. 4, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper- Apr. 6, 2001)

Morris Raymond Lupton

LOWLAND - Morris Raymond Lupton, 55, died Sunday, June 26. A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 4 pm, at his home on 255 Horne Road. The Rev. Phillip Lewis is officiating.  He is survived by two daughters, Serina Sulton in the community of Florence and Felicia Minge of Jacksonville, NC; two brothers, Rondyl Lupton of Lowland and Mack Lupton of South Creek; three sisters, Zona Ross of Southport, Gloria Ireland of Holden's Beach and Margaret Bowen of Swansboro; and two grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 2005)

Reba Sadler Lupton
[July 28, 1911 - Oct. 21, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper- Oct. 2001)

Sara Emma Hill Lupton

BAYBORO - Sara Emma Hill Lupton, 77, of Bayboro departed this life to be with her Lord February 10, 2006.  She was a member of the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Whortonsville and attended Bayboro United Methodist church.  Born to Ed and Cleora Hill on the eighteenth Day of April 1928, Sara grew up in the community of Whortonsville. Upon graduation from high school, she married her childhood sweetheart, James and together they raised their three children: one son and two daughters. During the early child-rearing years, she was employed as Postmaster at the Whortonsville Post Office. Later in life during the 1980's she served as a volunteer at Fred A. Anderson Elementary School. Sara enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family.  A funeral service was held Monday, February 13 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Whortonsville with the Reverend Steve Willis officiating. Interment was in Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, J. Bruce Lupton, and wife, Dianne, of Stonewall; two daughters, Brenda L. Stevenson, of New Bern and Paula L. Woodard, and husband, Alan, of Bayboro; one brother, Edward F. Hill, and wife, Norma, of Elm city, N.C. Grandchildren include Kelly Horner, and Husband, Kenny of Vanceboro, J. Brian Lupton of Grantsboro, John P. Lupton of Stonewall, Third-class Petty Officer Mark R. Lupton, and wife, Laura, of Chesapeake, Virginia, Ashlynne Woodard and Jordan Woodard, both of Bayboro. Great-grandchildren include Kenlee Horner, John Patrick (J.P.) Lupton, Jr., Aslynn Lupton and Madeline Lupton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lloyd Lupton, Jr., and a dear son-in-law, Joe C. Stevenson, Jr. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Vaughn T. Hill, and three sisters, Daisy Hill, Zulia Hill Lupton and Hilma Hill Lupton.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance on Sunday, February 12 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2006)

Sara Jane Gilgo Lupton

MERRITT - Sara Jane Gilgo Lupton, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Riverpoint Crest Nursing Center.  She is survived by four daughters, Marjorie Davenport of Merritt, Frances Hodowanic of Grantsboro, Barbara Yusko of New Bern, and Kathy Barton of Bridgeton; one sister, Virginia Allen of New Bern; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at Oriental Cemetery with the Rev. Jesse Crisp officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, December 20, 2011)

Warren F. Lupton
[July 15, 1929 - Jan. 9, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Jan. 13, 1999; pg. 18)

Wera Rice Voliva Lupton

LOWLAND - Wera Rice Voliva Lupton, 91, died Tuesday, July 26 at Britthaven of Pamlico. A funeral service was held Thursday, July 28, 2 pm, at Warden's Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Francis Garner and the Rev. Earl Sadler, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery.  She is survived by five daughters, Nina Jarvis and Greta Lupton, both of Lowland, Rita Lupton of Hubocken, Bertie Bowen of New Bern and Musa Harris of Alliance; two stepsons, Howard Lupton of Aurora and Wilmer Lupton, both of Engelhard; one brother, Roscoe Rice of Lowland; one sister, Glendine Curles of Lowland; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2005)

William Derwood Lupton

Capt. William Derwood Lupton, 78, of Hobucken passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He served in the U.S. Army and retired from commercial fishing.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Rita V. Lupton; one son, Alton Derwood Lupton and wife, Misty, of Alliance; two daughters, Teal Lupton Sadler and husband, Doran, of Hobucken and Wendy Lupton Honeycutt and husband, Jeff, of Vanceboro; one sister, Ella Lupton Bullock and husband, Melvin, of New Bern; seven grandchildren, Derwood Glenn Lupton, Savannah Morgan Lupton, Doran Thomas Sadler, Erica Sadler-Young(Scott), Nicole Sadler Ecker (John), Teal Yvonne Sadler, and Andrew Dylan Hardy; and three great-grandchildren, John Noah Ecker, Lillian Marie Ecker and Wyatt Knox Young.  His funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Taylor and the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating.  Interment will be in Barnett Cemetery, Hobucken.  The family will receive friends and relatives at any time at the home, 15552 Hwy 304 N, Hobucken.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Lisa Ann Lyon

ORIENTAL - Lisa Ann Lyon, 44, of 802 Blackwell Point, died Friday, May 9 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Monday, May 12, 2 pm, at First Baptist Church in Oriental where she was a member. The Rev. Murray Etheridge was the officiating minister.  She is survived by her husband, Bob Lyon; two sons, Jason and Shawn Lyon of the home; her mother, Liselotte S. Jackson of Oriental; and one brother, Daniel Jackson of New Bern.  The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother, 705 Warren Drive in Oriental.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2003)

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