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Flora Angus Paleen

Flora Angus Paleen, of Mildred Street in Oriental, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2006. Flora was born 83 years ago in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest child of Alexander and Margaret (Corbett) Angus. At the tender age of 3 months, Flora and her entire family, including her three brothers and two sisters, undertook the six-week boat trip halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Flora spent many happy years there surrounded by her loving family with much music, dancing and fun.  In 1944, she met her late husband, Walter F. Paleen, a naval serviceman stationed in Australia during World War II. They were married in August of that year. After Walter returned to the United States, Flora, with infant William in arms, boarded a troop ship with other war brides and headed for the U.S. After weeks at sea, the ship docked in San Francisco, where she and her son boarded a train and traveled thousands of miles to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she and Walter were reunited. Flora and Walt remained devoted to each other for over 61 years.  Having lived in Oriental since 1980, Flora was widely known as one of the most gracious hostesses around. Any time you were invited to her home for dinner or a party you knew you were in for a treat. Nothing gave her more pleasure than sharing her life with her many friends, keeping in touch with her relatives in Australia, traveling with her husband and spending time with her vast American family of in-laws, nieces and nephews, whom she deeply loved. As an amazingly excellent cook, her crab cakes, stuffed flounder, stroganoff and many other great dishes will be missed. A beautiful human being with an easy smile and kind words for everyone, Flora was truly someone you wanted to know. She made everyone around her better. She is survived by her son, William (Donna) Paleen of Hilton Head, S.C., and many Australian nieces and nephews.  A memorial service to honor Flora’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 9, 2006)

Walter F. Paleen, Jr.

Walter F. Paleen, Jr., 82, of Mildred Street in Oriental, passed away on Saturday, September 17. Walter was born in Duluth, MN, the oldest son of Walter and Lillian (Bergman) Paleen. Walter served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the federal government. He retired in 1980 and has been a resident of Oriental, N.C., since that time. Walter was a loving and devoted husband, father and friend to countless family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, Flora (Angus) Paleen, whom he met and married while serving with the Navy in Australia. They recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Also surviving are his son, William (Donna) Paleen of Hilton Head, S.C.; sister, Barbara Johnson of Keowee Key, S.C.; brother, William (Joyce) Paleen of Ithaca, N.Y.; and a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom loved their "Uncle Wally". Walt loved his life and possessed enormous capacity to spread joy and humor with everyone he met. His exploits as an athlete and man about town while in high school in Moose Lake, MN, are legendary and will be talked about by his extended family for decades to come.  A memorial service to honor this fine human being will be held Friday, September 23, at 10 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance. The family will receive friends following the service at the home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance, N.C.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 21, 2005)

Miriam Powell Parham

ORIENTAL - Miriam Powell Parham, 80, following a long illness and in the company of her loving husband and family, died peacefully at home on Deerfield Lane in Oriental on Tuesday, February 6, 2007.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Martha Robertson Powell and James Francis Powell, and her brothers, James F. Powell, Jr. of Raleigh and Ralph R. Powell of Concord, NC.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Francis T. Parham "Pete" of Oriental; daughter, Caroline Parham Whitehead of Oriental; sons, Thomas B. Parham and wife, Mary of Port Royal, SC, Peter R. Parham of Greenville, NC and James W. Parham and wife, Mary Ellen of Almond, NC. In addition to her four children, she is survived by 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Miriam attended Raleigh public schools, graduated from Henderson High School (NC) in 1943 and graduated from Meredith College in 1948. She taught school in High Point, NC and in Henderson, NC. She loved children and was loved by them. A firm believer in education, Miriam instilled in her four children the desire for a college education. All four graduated from college and two hold masters degrees. She was justly proud of her children.  Miriam was an excellent homemaker, a loving wife, and a tremendous support to her husband, Pete, in his career. They lived in Rome, GA for 17 years prior to moving to Oriental in 1987.  Miriam, a devout Christian, was raised in First Baptist Church in Raleigh. After marriage, she joined her husband in the Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years, served on the Altar Guild, and was a Lay Reader. She loved her Lord and her church, and she loved people.  Miriam's work with children extended beyond school and Sunday School. She also was a Brownie Scout and Girl Scout leader for her daughter and a Cub Scout leader for all three sons. She was proud of her Scottish heritage and in later years traveled to Scotland twice to visit the home of her ancestors.  A memorial service and celebration of the life of Miriam Powell Parham will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2007 with Rev. John Eberman officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Pamlico County, P.O. Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - February 7, 2007; pg. B6)

Andrew Leon Paris, Sr.

Andrew Leon Paris Sr., 81, a retired audiovisual technician, died Dec. 28, 1992, in a hospital.  Mr. Paris was born in Oriental, N.C., and had retired from Tidewater Audio Visual. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Norfolk; a life member and past president and treasurer of Crossroads Lions Club; and a member of Moose Lodge (NU)39. He was the widower of Inez Paris.  Survivors include a daughter, Lou P. Gay of Norfolk; two sons, A. Leon Paris Jr. of Batavia, N.Y. and Gary Lee Paris of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Ella Ewart of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Olga Fields of Greenville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. Charles K. Blalock. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to the Crossroads Lions Club, c/o Gloria Spruill, 1846 E. Little Creek Road, Lot 10, Norfolk, Va. 23518.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 30, 1992; pg. D2)

Merriel D. Paris

Merriel D. Paris, 59, 1070 Crystal Bowl Circle, Casselberry, died Saturday. Born in Oriental, N.C., he moved to Casselberry from Beltsville, Md., in 1966. He was a retired civil service engineer and Protestant. He was a member of Active Amateur Radio (Mel W4MJJ) and past officer and board member of the local and state Kidney Foundation of Central Florida. Survivors: wife, Jean P.; son, Patrick R., Orlando; daughter, Susan P. Lyle, Baltimore, Md., sister, Jane Garringer, Chesapeake, Va. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.  (The Orlando Sentinel [Orlando, FL] – April 28, 1985; pg. B6)

Joyce Jennette Bell Parker

MATTAPAN, Mass. - Joyce Jennette Bell Parker died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at her residence.  A native of Pamlico County she was a 1958 graduate of Pamlico Training School and retired as a teacher from the Massachusetts Board of Education.  The funeral will be noon Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Morning Star M. B. Church, 1257 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, Mass. and burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale, Mass.  She is survived by her husband, Howard Parker of Mattapan, Mass.; one son, Jeffery Parker of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Karin Parker of Boston, Mass. and Felicia Bobbitt of Mattapan, Mass.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Roxbury, Mass.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 12, 2011)

Louise Spruill Parker

Louise Spruill Parker, 87, of Oriental, passed away April 15, 2007, at the Bayview Nursing Home.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, John R. Parker.  During World War II, Louise met and married John (J.R.) Parker in New Bern. Mr. and Mrs. Parker traveled the world during Mr. Parker’s employment with Fluor, Inc. After living abroad and in Washington State for many years, they returned to North Carolina and settled in Oriental, where they were members of the Oriental United Methodist Church.  Memorial service to be announced at a later time.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, April 16, 2007)

Irene Silverthorne Parrish

MERRITT - Irene Silverthorne Parrish, 80, died Monday, April 10, 2006 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late James G. and Hannah E. Cahoon Silverthorne, and attended Trent Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by one sister, Millie Barto of Alcoa, TN, and was loved by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James Silverthorne, Robert Silverthorne, Cecil Rawls, Rebert Rawls and Vernon Rawls; and her sisters, Vera Rawls, Daisy Jones, Marie Davenport, Nellie Pigeon and Frances Silverthorne. A memorial service was held Friday, April 14 at 11:00 am at Trent Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Graham Lane officiating. Private inurnment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends at the church from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Friday, just prior to the memorial service, and other times at her residence at 250 N. Trent Road in Merritt.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 12, 2006)

Linkey Foy Parson
[June 21, 1908 - Sept. 29, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper] - Sept. or Oct. 1998)

Vance Earl Parson
[May 15, 1928 - Dec. 4, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper] - Dec. 1999)

Willie Murfie Parson

Willie Murfie Parson, 88, died Friday.  He was a retired commercial fisherman.  Funeral 2 pm Sunday from Hobucken United Methodist Church with the Rev. John W. Wenberg and the Rev. Billy Twiddy.  Burial in the Barnett Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Louisa Spain Parson; one son Roosevelt Earl Parson, Hobucken; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grand children.  The body will remain at the Pollock-Lineberry Funeral Home until 12 noon Sunday.  (unknown newspaper & date)  [Kindly submitted by Jan Orndorff who gave the following information: William Murphy Parson, born 31 May 1886 Pamlico Co., NC; died 4 Apr 1976, Hobucken, Pamlico Co., NC; son of Richard Thomas Parson & Annie Ireland]

Preston D. Parsons, Sr.

Rev. Preston D. Parsons, Sr., age 91, US Navy Chaplain, Veteran of WWII (Pacific theater) and the Korean War, Ordained Minister (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ), Counselor and Professor, died at his home in Randleman, NC, on Saturday, March 31, 2012.  Born September 8, 1920 in Arapahoe, NC, education included undergraduate, graduate and post- graduate studies at Atlantic Christian College, Johnson Bible College, Vanderbilt University and UNC-CH. He played football for Vanderbilt. Rev. Parsons served in the US Navy as Chaplain, rank: Lt. Commander (JG), and was attached to the Marine Corps in both the Pacific and Korea, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and other honors. Rev. Parsons served as Minister of various Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) in the Carolinas in fulltime and ad-interim capacities, including fulltime ministries at Wendell Christian Church in Wendell, NC, Front Street Christian Church in Burlington, NC and Highland Park Christian Church in New Bern, NC. In prior decades he also served on the teaching staffs of NC State University, East Carolina University and Meredith College. Survivors include children Preston D. Parsons, Jr. of Burlington and Celia O'Briant Melcher and her husband, John D. Melcher of Pleasant Garden; grandchildren Seth W. Parsons, Amanda O'Briant, Kelly O'Briant and Johanna O'Briant, as well as three great-grandchildren; brothers William Bryan Parsons and wife, Jeannie; James C. Parsons and wife, Vickie; sisters Reba P. Phibbs; Christine P. Holland and husband, Doug; Ida P. Gaskill and husband Edfred; JoAnne P. Lewis; 6 nephews and 3 nieces; endeared caregiver Sherry Knight. He was preceded in death by wife Nina Wilcox Parsons; parents L.C. Parson and wife, Darah; sister Virginia P. Embree and husband Estel, as well as brothers-in-law Arthur Lewis and Ralph Phibbs. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday ("Good Friday") at Bethany Christian Church, 8126 NC Hwy 306 South, Arapahoe, NC 28510. A luncheon for family and friends will follow in the church fellowship hall.   Pugh Funeral Home of Randleman is serving the Parsons Family.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, April 4, 2012)

William Rudolph Pate

William (Billy) Rudolph Pate, 53, of Hobucken, died today at Craven County Hospital.  Funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hobucken United Methodist Church with Rev. John W. Yount and George Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery.  He is survived by his widow, Josephine Swindell Pate; his daughter Sherrie P. Swindell of New Bern, his parents Mr. & Mrs. Herman Pate of Hobucken, and his grandson.  The family will receive friends at the home in Hobucken.  Arrangements by Norris Funeral Home, Alliance.  (unknown newspaper & date)  [Kindly submitted by Jan Orndorff who gave the following information: William Rudolph Pate, born 23 Nov 1928, died 1 Sep 1982]

Bennie Ray Paul

Bennie Ray Paul, 79, of Grantsboro died Saturday, August 18, 2012, at home. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his son, Keith Paul of Grantsboro; daughter, Sherri Paul of Grantsboro; two brothers, Hoyt Paul and Robert Paul, both of Grantsboro; four grandchildren, and very special friend, Veronica Warrener. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, at Silverhill Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Horne officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Paul Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives Tuesday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 22, 2012)

John Wright Paul, Jr.

A Celebration of Life for John Wright Paul, Jr. age 71, of Bristol, Tennessee was held at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Earl Bunch officiating. He passed away on October 11, 2012 after suffering a massive stroke.John grew up in the Burbage Crossroads community and was a 1959 graduate of Bath High School and Lydia Houston, Inc. School of Hairdressing and Cosmetology in Houston, Texas. Mr. Paul lived in Washington, DC, Houston, Texas, San Francisco, California, Baltimore and Cumberland Maryland and most recently in Bristol, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha Burbage Paul and John Wright Paul and his sister and niece. He is survived by an aunt, a nephew, and several cousins.  Special thanks to Mr. Thurman (Rick) Potter and his family and their friends, and the staff of The Cambridge House in Bristol for caring for and loving John. Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Paul family.  (Pamlico Funeral Home)

Lawrence Paul

Lawrence Paul, 80, of Alliance died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  He was an active member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and active with the Gideons.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service and from U.S. Civil Service, Cherry Point after 20+ years.  He passionately loved his wife, children and grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Letha S. Paul; two sons, David Paul of Raleigh and Christopher Paul of Goldsboro; two daughters, Susan P. Kelemen of St. Louis and Belinda P. Stowe of Alliance; and eight grandchildren.  His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 10 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.  Interment will follow in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday night at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Lillian Dowdy Paul

RALEIGH -- Lillian Dowdy Paul, 91, of Raleigh, died January 19, 2003, after a long and loving life. Lillie was born March 13, 1911, to Etta Blythe and Charles Dowdy in Pamlico County, NC, and spent her adult life in Whortonsville and New Bern, NC. She moved to Raleigh to be with her daughter in 1999. She was married to Frank Paul, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1968.  She is survived by her daughter, Kay P. Hill and her husband, Edward (Ed) L. of Raleigh. She also leaves her granddaughter, Nancy Hill and her children, Lee Tatro of Connecticut and Amy and Lindsey of Raleigh; granddaughter, Charlotte H. Edwards and her husband, Regge, and their children Allison, Emily and Cameron of Raleigh; and grandson Steve E. Hill and his wife, Debbie, and their children Ashley and Amanda of Greenville, NC.  Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2003 at Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations, 2015 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC. Burial will follow at the Bethel Free Will Baptist Cemetery in Whortonsville.  The family will receive relatives and friends from 12:30-1:45 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Flowers are appreciated, but memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - January 23, 2003; pg. B9)

Michael Anthony Paul

NEW BERN - Michael Anthony Paul, 26, of New Bern died Friday, April 7, 2006 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Professional Bowlers Associates and he enjoyed fishing and hunting.  The funeral was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 2006 graveside at Paul Cemetery in Grantsboro with Reverends Bill Wingard, Lee Toler, and Reverend Dwight Williams.  He is survived by his wife Sheryl B. Paul and his children, one son, Gabriel Paul and one daughter, Katherine Paul all of the home. He is also survived by his brother Mark Paul of Grantsboro, his paternal grandfather James Nobles of Alliance, and his parents Phillip and Virginia Paul of Grantsboro. The family received friends Monday, April 10 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Grantsboro.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 9, 2006)

Roderick E. Paul

Roderick E. Paul, 82, of Oriental died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at home.  He is survived by his wife, Mary B. Paul; four sons, Rod Paul Jr. of Charlotte, Jeffrey Paul of Pamlico County, John Paul of Oriental and James Paul of Oriental; one daughter, Vicky P. Arnold of Oriental; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at the Pamlico Methodist Church with Rev. Joseph Parker, Rev. Roy L. Rogers and Rev. Betty Jo Rogers officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, April 18, 2009)

Vandella Armond Peacox

Ms. Vandella Armond Peacox, 69, of 61 Grimes Way, Aurora, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Undenominational Pentecostal Holiness Church in James City with the Revs. Wallace Grimes and Virginia Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hudnell Cemetery.  Ms. Peacox was a native of Pamlico County. She was the daughter of Gertrude A. Robinson of Bayboro. She was a former employee of Tarheel Home Care. She was a member of Ambassadors For Christ Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Lisha Coward of the home; three brothers, James Robinson of Maryland, Charles Fenderson of New Haven, Conn., and Jimmy Fenderson of Bayboro; four sisters, Shelia Sawyer of Bayboro, Brenda Ratliff of Raleigh, Annie Brown of New Bern and Diadre Faye Moore of New Haven, Conn.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of her mother, 289 McCotter Road, Bayboro.  Viewing will take place today from noon to 6 p.m. at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern and at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, February 4, 2009)

Lila Blanche Taylor Pearce

LOUISBURG - Lila Blanche Taylor Pearce, 93, of 934 North Main Street, Louisburg, died early Friday (03-09-2001) morning at her home.  Mrs. Pearce was born at Arapahoe Pamlico County, NC on December 5 1907. She was the daughter of Walter C. and Nola Lee Taylor.  She was also the granddaughter of Joseph Bryan Lee and Phoebe Abigail Cayton Lee of Arapahoe. Mrs. Pearce was a descendant of the Lees of Tidewater, Virginia and eastern North Carolina. She was also a direct descendant of Joshua Taylor, Sr. of Carteret County, NC.  Mrs. Pearce graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1926. She graduated from North Carolina Woman's College in Greensboro in 1930 with a BS degree in home economics. She came to Franklin County in 1931 to teach home economics at Edward Best High School. She married Joseph A. Pearce of Louisburg in 1933.  In the mid 1930's, Mrs. Pearce taught at Gold Sand High School. During the New Deal era, she worked for the Farm Security Administration. She also served as home demonstration agent in Stoke County as well as Franklin County and surrounding counties.  From 1950 until 1963, Mrs. Pearce served as dietician at Louisburg College. In 1964, she returned to the classroom, teaching home economics at Youngsville High School and later at Bunn High School, from which she retired in 1973. Mrs. Pearce was a charter member of Henry Lee Geneological Society and also a member of the Joseph J. Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a longtime active member of the Louisburg United Methodist Church. Mrs. Pearce was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, David B. Taylor of Beaufort, NC and her husband, who died in 1963. Surviving are one son, Joseph A. Pearce, Jr. of the home; a niece, Mrs. Frances Lee White of Washington, DC; a nephew, David B. Taylor, II of Beaufort, NC and a great nephew Lee White of Cary, NC.  The family will receive friends at all times at the home, 934 North Main Street, Louisburg.  Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Louisburg United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Restoration Fund of the Louisburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549.  Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral Home, 804 N Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg, NC.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - March 10, 2001; pg. B6)

Emma Hodges Pearsall

NEW BERN - Emma Hodges Pearsall, 66, 2915 Brunswick Ave. died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Carebridge Assisted Living Center.  She was a native of Pamlico County and was a retired homemaker.  Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen M. B. Church on Janiero Road in Oriental with the revs. Serinus Willis and Marcus Burton officiating. Burial will be in the St. Stephen Church Cemetery.  She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Holder of Raleigh; son, Anthony Hodges of New Bern; two brothers, Rev. Claude Davis of Oriental and Charlie Hodges of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters, Margaret Lovick of Oriental, Mary Smith of Alliance, Algertha Smith of Oriental; and five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Mary Smith 341 Halls Creek Road, Reelsboro.  Viewing will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – October 21, 2010) 

Pearl O'Neal Peed

(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 4, 1982; pg. A2) - Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm.

Jean Catherine Tetterton Pegram

Jean Catherine Tetterton Pegram, 78, of Alliance died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of New Bern Church of God. She is survived by her son, Robbie Pegram of Arapahoe; three daughters, Theresa P. Toler of New Bern, Cathy P. Thompson of Cleveland, TN, and Deborah L. Pegram-Hardee of Reelsboro; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 2 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Salmons and the Rev. Doug Case officiating. Interment followed in Alliance Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News - June 6, 2012)

Paul Lee Pegram, Sr.

ALLIANCE - Paul Lee Pegram Sr., 55, of Alliance, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Christian Assembly of God Church in Grantsboro with the Rev. Grady Simpson officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Celestial Memorial Gardens.  He is survived by his wife, Rose, of Arapahoe; son, Paul Lee Pegram Jr., of Florence; three daughters, Angela Hager, Brittany Pegram and Carisa Pegram all of Arapahoe; three brothers, Robert Pegram of Maribel, Derwood Pegram of New Bern, Jerry Pegram of Maribel; one sister, Betty Lee of Arapahoe; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, May 21, 2008)

Robert Eugene Pegram

Robert “Gene” Eugene Pegram, 89, of Alliance died May 22 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. He was a member of the Church of God, New Bern and retired from Camp Seagull. He is survived by his wife, Jean Pegram; one son, “Robbie” Pegram; three daughters, Theresa P. Toler, Cathy P. Thompson, and Deborah L. Pegram-Hardee; two brothers, Russell Pegram of and Elmo Pegram; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Salmons and Rev. Doug Case officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Alliance cemetery. The family received friends and family Tuesday night at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 30, 2012)

Lola Rawls Perdue

Mrs. Lola Rawls Perdue, 86, of 6015 Newman Davis Road died April 2, 1993, at Wesley Long Community Hospital.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Street Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rehobeth United Methodist Church cemetery.  A native of Pamlico County, she was an employee with S&H Kress Co. She attended Concord Friends Meeting.  Surviving are daughters, Ruby Morgan of Mebane, Gladys Hunt of Greensboro; sons, Jay Perdue, Horace Perdue, Morris Perdue, and Fred Perdue, all of Greensboro; sisters, Lula Lee of Oriental, Effie Hardison of High Point; 11 grandchildren; 14  great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  The family will be at the funeral home from 7-9 tonight and other times at the home of a son, Horace Perdue, 4503 Freida Lane, Greensboro.  Contributions may be made to Concord Friends Meeting or to Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - April 3, 1993; pg. B6)

Betty Midgette Perry

AURORA - Betty Midgette Perry, 54, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Terry Cox; one daughter, Dorothy Sadler of Hobucken; one son, Adam Cox of Aurora; one granddaughter; one brother; and two sisters.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, March 6, 2010)

Flora Bell Green Perry

ORIENTAL - Flora Bell Green Perry, 95, of 915 Midyette St., died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at her residence. She was a native of Pamlico County and a member of Pierce Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Her ministries included serving on the Steward Board, choir and senior deaconness.  Her funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Pierce Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Annette H. Satterfield officiating. The burial will follow in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.  She is survived by her sons, Johnnie M. Perry of New Bern and James Carter Perry of the home; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, April 15, 2011)

Johnnie Mack Perry

NEW BERN - Johnnie Mack Perry, 66, 814 Charmer Court, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro.  He was a native of Oriental and attended Pamlico High School. He was formerly employed as a warehouse supervisor for Airway Moving & Storage. His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at West Street Christian Church with the Rev. R. E. Midgette Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery, Oriental. He is survived by his wife, Karen Karo Williams Perry of the home; two sons, Terry Fonville of California and Shawn Fonville of Newport News, VA; two daughters, Sonia Fonville and Monique Perry, both of New Bern; one brother, James Carter Perry of Oriental; and eight grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, at Oscar's Mortuary. Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 17, 2011)

 Nina Dare Wooten Perry

COLFAX - Mrs. Nina Dare Wooten Perry, 91, a resident of River Landing, died Tuesday morning, July 13, 2010 at her home. She was born on June 24, 1919 in Pamlico County, to Robert Stanley Wooten and Bertie Virginia Brite Wooten and grew up in Bridgeton. She was a home-maker and was a member for more than 50 years of Broad Street Christian Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Daniel "Bud" Perry on May 30, 1999, whom she married on October 2, 1938, and a sister, Mary Virginia Braddy.  Surviving is a daughter, Beverly Cecil and husband, Dillard, of Thomasville; son, Daniel Wil-liam Perry and wife, Amy, of Raleigh; two grandchildren, William Daniel Perry II and Catherine Dare Perry Bailey; and a sister, Vilma Stephenson of Colfax.  A memorial graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, July 16, 2010)

Alice Dixon Peterson

REELSBORO - Alice Dixon Peterson, 75, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at home.  She was a member of Reelsboro Christian Church. She retired from Bank of America and enjoyed spending time with her friends at the beach.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Peterson.  She is survived by two sons, Richard Peterson and wife, Olivia, of New Bern and Paul Peterson and wife, Anita, of Asheboro; sister, Nellie Phipps of Reelsboro; close friend, Earl Wright of Vanceboro; and six grandchildren, Richard C. Peterson, Mark Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson, John Peterson, Alicia Peterson and Justin Peterson.  Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, June 19, at Reelsboro Christian Church with Dr. Bob Cayton and the Rev. Riley Green officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday night, at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 5291 N.C. 55 E., Reelsboro.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, June 20, 2011)

Virginia Smith Peterson

WILSON - Virginia "Ginger" Smith Peterson, 76, died Jan. 25, 2013, at Wilson Medical Center.  She was born in Bayboro on Feb. 11, 1936.  She is survived by her son, Kurt Peterson of Fullerton, Calif.; one daughter, Teresa Dukes of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Milton Joseph Smith of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and William Lucia Smith II of Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Lila Marie Smith Spaulding of West Milford, N.J. and Mary Alfred Smith Peucker of Haverhill, Mass.; one grandson; and one great-grandson.   Private services were held at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, February 1, 2013)

Evelyn Norcom Pfeifer

Evelyn Norcom Pfeifer, 92, of Morehead City, formerly of Oriental, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center after a short illness. Evelyn Pfeifer, the daughter of George Dill Norcom and Bessie Brooks Norcom, grew up on Craven Street in Beaufort, NC. The Norcoms have lived in Beaufort since the middle of the 17th Century. The 2-story West Indies style home has since been moved over to the west end of Ann Street. It is still fondly known as the Norcom House. Evelyn met and married Charles (Charlie) Robert Allaire while he was serving in the Coast Guard in Morehead City. Shortly after his military service ended, they moved to his hometown, Red Bank, NJ. Charlie renewed his membership at the Monmouth Boat Club and Evelyn started the first Women’s Auxiliary there. They were avid one-design sailors. After raising their family, they bought a Columbia 38 and began cruising in the early 1970’s. In 1975, they purchased a home in Oriental, NC. They continued their racing and cruising at the Oriental Yacht Club. That first home is now M & M’s Café. Ev quickly endeared herself to village residents and her front yard was a frequent stopover for many locals on a warm summer day. You could always count on a cool glass of iced tea, whether Ev was there or not. She would often come home to an empty pitcher of iced tea in the fridge in exchange for a dozen or more soft shelled crabs in the freezer. Charlie passed away in 1977. At that time, there wasn’t an Episcopal minister in Oriental, so Ev persuaded one to come in from out of town. It was the first Episcopal service in the village. Ev became one of the founding members of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, and she remained an active member of the congregation until she was no longer able to attend services. Evelyn had been a widow for 15 years when she met and married Herman Pfeifer in Oriental. Theirs was a sweet marriage that lasted seven years. Both were active members in the church, tireless bridge players, and much loved in the community. Her funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the pastor, the Rev. John Carlisto, officiating and the Rev. Jeremiah Day, pastor of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, assisting. The committal service will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery. Evelyn is survived by daughters Carol Seitz and husband, Robert, of Beaufort, Jane Tindall of Oriental; sisters Florence Anderson of Morehead City, Joyce Tolson of Morehead City, Jean Bigalow of Erie, PA, Ann Smith of Salter Path and Ellen Smith of Atlantic Beach; four grandchildren, Kimberly Mullens, Robert Francis Seitz, Carrie Bergstrom and Peggy Sloan and ten great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, her husbands, Charles Allaire and Herman Pfeifer, and her grandson, Michael Thomas Seitz, preceded her in death. The family will receive friends at the home following the service. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morehead City, North Carolina.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – June 9, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Amos Warren Phillips

ARAPAHOE, NC - Amos Warren Phillips, 85 years old, of 303 Indian Bluff Drive, Arapahoe, NC went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2005. He is predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Lois Hall Phillips.  Amos served in the US Navy from 1940 through 1960. He was also in the Civil Service for 20 years, followed by real estate for 20 years. During this time he also co-owned Phillips House of Clocks with his brother, Murray Phillips. He was a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God Church.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Hall Phillips; two sons, Amos Phillips, Jr. of Concord, NC and William "Billy" Phillips of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two daughters, Shirley P. Dawson and Karen Strickland, both of Virginia Beach, Va. He has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two stepsons, Herman A. Turnage of Stafford, Va., and Dwight L. Turnage of Bayboro, NC and one stepdaughter, Vickie T. Sevenski of Bayboro, NC. He also has seven step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his two brothers, Durant R. Phillips of Chesapeake, Va. And William "Bill" Phillips Latham of Conway, SC; and three sisters, Susan Elizabeth Daugherty of New Bern, NC, Mary Grace P. Willis of Vidor, Texas and Betty Lou Davis of Fayetteville, NC.  A funeral service was held at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 2:00 pm. Burial followed at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  The family received friends from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Friday evening, March 25 at the funeral home.   Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations of New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Cheryl Hunnings Phillips

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. - Cheryl Hunnings Phillips, 66, died Monday June 25, 2012.  She was a native of Grantsboro in Pamlico County.  She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Smith and Michele Jackson; son, Lee Digby; mother, Lila Hunnings; brother, Larry Hunnings; sister, Sandra H. Lewis and Karen Hunnings; and five grandchildren.  Services were held in Trussville, Ala.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, July 13, 2012)

James Luther Phillips

HOBUCKEN - James Luther Phillips, 85, died Thursday, July 17 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his sons, Joseph Earl Phillips, postmaster in Hobucken, and James L. Phillips of Hurdle Mills; and one daughter, Marie Smith of Aurora.  A funeral service was conducted in Wilson on Sunday afternoon, July20 at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Chapel with burial in Evergreen Memorial Park in Wilson.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

Jimmy E. Phillips

Jimmy E. Phillips, 57, of Dover, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010. He was a member of Grantsboro/Silverhill Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Phillips; brothers, James “Eddie” Phillips and Dennis Ray Phillips; sisters, Elizabeth “Libby” White, Belva Phillips and Marie Overby; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held February 21 at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro with the Rev. Lee Toler officiating. Visitation was held from February 19 at Bryant Funeral Home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Feb. 24, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

 Velma Paul Phillips

NEW BERN - Velma Paul Phillips, 83, of New Bern died Sunday at Bayview Nursing Center.  She was born near Arapahoe, NC and lived in New Bern all of her adult life. She attended Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in Wilson and completed Hardbarger's Business School in Raleigh.  Velma Phillips lived a life of exceptional beauty and grace. She met life's challenges with courage, quiet acceptance and common sense. She was nurturing, forgiving and always kind. Her lovely presence will be sadly missed by those who loved and honored her. She cared deeply about her family and treasured her roots in Pamlico County.  She was predeceased by her husband F. Murray Phillips, Sr.; by her parents Leven Zacheus Paul and Lillie Price Paul; by her five sisters Lula Paul Reel, Iva Paul Stokes, Della Paul Eason, Eva Paul Stokes and Thelma Paul Baldwin; and by her brother Alton Paul.  She is survived by her daughter Kay Phillips Williams of New Bern and her son, F. Murray Phillips, Jr. of Kent Island, Maryland; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Phillips Schlipper and grandson-in-law Kevin Schlipper of Austin, Texas; her grandson, Nathan M. Phillips of Reston, Virginia; her great-grandson Thomas Schlipper of Austin, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.  A celebration of her life will be held at Amity Christian Church near Arapahoe, NC at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, with the Reverend Douglas Stokes officiating. The service will be followed by a reception in the Church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tryon Palace Council of Friends, P.O. Box 1007, New Bern NC 28563 or to Amity Christian Church.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - March 19, 2001; pg. B4)

David Norman Pickell

GRANTSBORO - David Norman Pickell, 65, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at his home. He was retired from PCS Phosphate, served in the National Guard, was a commissioner for the Town of Grantsboro, and was a past member of the Antique Automobile Association of America. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Berry Pickell of 40 years; four brothers, Carl Howad Pickell Jr. and Lee Pickell, both of Elizabeth City, Billy Pickell of Tennessee, Charles Pickell of Grandy; and one sister, Debbie Pickell Sanders of Elizabeth City. His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Celestial Memorial Gardens in Vandemere. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 17, 2010)

Alphonse Pigeon

MERRITT - Alphonse "Buck" Pigeon, 87, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005 at his home to be reunited with his beloved wife of 57 years, Nellie Silverthorne Pigeon.  He leaves his children: son, James and wife, Carol, of Centereach, NY; daughter, Betty Mason of Leland, NC; son, Joe of Merritt; son, Thomas and wife, Alma, of San Diego, CA; and daughter, Mary, of Merritt. He is the grandfather of Michael and Mark Mason, Suzanne Saccone, Nicole Purnell, Jessica Pigeon, Andria Tallman, Tommy and Eric Pigeon. He also leaves six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He also leaves his dear sister, Angela Schunk and sisters-in-law, Irene Parrish, Millie Barto and Marge Pidgeon.   A funeral service has been scheduled for 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ratcliff officiating. Burial is to follow in Trent Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, April 13.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Annie Reffel Pipkin

GRANTSBORO - Annie Reffel Pipkin, 97, of Grantsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was a member of New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Parsons of Arapahoe, Dartha Wooten of Grantsboro, and Louella Turner of Wallace; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd and the Rev. Jesse Crisp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, of Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 22, 2010)

Christie Lee Pipkin

GRANTSBORO - Christie L. Pipkin, 43, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at her home.  She was a member of Harvest Assembly of God in Grantsboro.  Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith Christian Assembly of God with Pastor Robert Case officiating.  Burial will be at Paul Cemetery in Silver Hill.  She is survived by her parents, Ralph and Linda Lee of Grantsboro; two sons, Tony Norfleet of Reelsboro, and Gary Pipkin Jr., of the home; three daughters, Courtney Daniels and her husband, Rusty, of Alliance, Caroline Edwards and her husband, Stephen, of New Bern, and Haley Pipkin of the home; two brothers, Ronnie Lee and his wife, Melissa, of Hobucken, and Joseph Lee and his wife, Dianna, of Silver Hill; sister, Wanda Hollowell and her husband, Milton, of Aurora; fiancé, John Jones of Grantsboro; granddaughter, Cara Mae Edwards; and nieces and nephews, Alex and Emma Lee, Alicia Dixon and Summer Lee.  The family will receive friends at the home of her parents, Ralph and Linda Lee, 2115 N.C. 306 North, Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, May 13, 2007)

J.H. Pipkin
[offsite obituary]

Mildred Jones Piscareta

Aunt Morrie, as most of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews lovingly called her, was born in Mesic, Pamlico County, N.C., on August 31, 1914. She was the daughter of Nancy Elizabeth Potter Jones and Charles Attmore Jones. On September 8, 1 944, she married Marco A. Piscareta. He preceded her in death on August 24, 2000.  She survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Charles A. and Julia K. Jones, of Morehead City, N.C. She was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Jones Vickers.  Aunt Morrie considered all of her nieces and nephews as her children. She was the favorite aunt of many, if not all. In addition to a large and extended family, she leaves many friends in Winston-Salem to grieve her passing. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. As long as she lived in Winston-Salem, she was a member of the Order of the Amaranth, Inc., and the Twin City Chapter No. 60, Order of the Eastern Star.  A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church, 2320 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2004.  Entombment will be at Salem Cemetery following the memorial service.  A special debt of thanks is owed to Anne and to her husband David. With their care and dedicated attention Aunt Morris was able to live her life to the end in the company of her family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Christian Church, 2320 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 - Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - May 21, 2004; pg. B2)

CARY - Mildred Jones Pisacreta of 1276 Tarbert Drive, Cary passed away Tuesday morning, May 18, 2004. Mrs. Pisacreta was formerly a longtime resident of Winston-Salem before making her home with her niece, Anne G. Scott of Cary. "Aunt Morrie," as most of her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews lovingly called her, was born in Mesic, Pamlico County on Aug. 31, 1914. She was the daughter of Nancy Elizabeth Potter Jones and Charles Attmore Jones. On Sept. 8, 1944, she married Marco A. Pisacreta. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Jones Vickers. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Charles A. and Julia K. Jones of Morehead City. Aunt Morrie considered all of her nieces and nephews to be as her own children. She was the favorite aunt of many, if not all. In addition to a large and extended family, she leaves many friends in Winston-Salem to grieve her passing. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church in Winston-Salem. As long as she lived in Winston-Salem, she was active in her church. She loved her church family very much. She was a member of the Order of the Amaranth Inc. and the Twin City Chapter No. 60, Order of the Eastern Star. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at First Christian Church, 2320 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem. Entombment will be at Salem Cemetery following the memorial service. A special debt of thanks is owed to Anne and her husband David. With their care and dedicated attention, Aunt Morrie was able to live her life to the end in the company of her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Christian Church, 2320 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's St., Raleigh, NC 27605. Arrangements are in the care of the Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh.  (Winston-Salem Journal [Winston-Salem, NC] - May 21, 2004; pg. 4)

Ann Charney Pitt

Ann Charney Pitt, 74, of Merritt died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Oriental Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, March 9, 2009)

Dora Purifoy Pittman
[June 1, 1917 - Mar. 20, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper] - Mar. 2002)

Hubert Glenn Player

FLORENCE - Services for Hubert Glenn Player, 68, of 3004 Lamb Road will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Southside Baptist Church, with entombment in Florence Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the T.W.B. of Southside Baptist Church.  Mr. Player died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1995. Born in Mesic, N.C., he was a son of the late James Horace and Edna Jones Player. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired with DuPont Corp. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, where he was a deacon.  Surviving are his wife, Ramona Shealy Player; sons, Mike Player and Steve Player, both of Florence; daughters, Judy Hanna and Marsha Poston, both of Florence, and Glenda Gay of Columbia; brothers, Horace Player of Beaufort, N.C., and Calvin Player of Newport, N.C.; sisters, Louise Bowen of Newport and Peggy Paul of Newborn, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.  (The State [Columbia, SC] - November 2, 1995; pg. B4)

Elsie Mathews Plumlee

Elsie Marie Mathews Plumlee, 85, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at home.  She was a volunteer with Hospice of Pamlico and was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Bill Plumlee Sr.; two sons, Bill Plumlee Jr. of Oriental and Dwight Lee Plumlee of Greensboro; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Bayboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, July 30, 2011)

Joseph Varion Popperwill

Joseph Varion Popperwill, 85, of 103 Myrtle Drive, Moyock died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at his residence. Born in Pamlico County, he was the son of the late Robert and Etta Lupton Popperwill and was the husband of Ruby Bowling Popperwill of the residence. Along with his wife, Mr. Popperwill is survived by his daughters, Nancy Beatty, Brenda Morein, and Carol Warburton; sons, Joe Popperwill Jr., Larry Popperwill, Tracey Popperwill, Todd Popperwill, and David Sears; a sister, Nina Hollomon; a brother, Robert Popperwill; twenty six grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Hanson. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor James Harrington officiating. Burial will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Memorial Chapel Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Popperwill family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, November 12, 2010)

Walter Glenwood Popperwill, Jr.

Walter “Nook” Glenwood Popperwill, Jr., 61, of Lowland passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at home. He was a commercial fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Glenwood Popperwill, Sr. and his grandson, Gregory Allen Price, III. He is survived by his mother, Audrey Popperwill Lupton and husband, Ray, of Lowland; two daughters, Pam Ireland and husband, Ivan, and Michelle P. Price, both of Lowland; son, Walter “Glen” Popperwill, III, of Cape May, NJ; brother, Terry D. Popperwill of Grantsboro; sister, Patricia Gail Taylor of Lowland; 10 grandchildren, Sabra, Ambra and Talon Nethercutt, Victoria, Noelle, Emily and Elizabeth Price, Layla and Ava Ireland and Hudson Shipman; step-granddaughter, Alexis Ireland; two great-grandchildren, Harli Nethercutt and Camden Centers; and three step-great-grandchildren, Cassidy Ireland, Addie Haines and Abigail Cahoon. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 22, at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Blaney Rowe and the Rev. H. M. Parsons officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home and at other times at the home of his mother, 5889 Lowland Rd.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 20, 2012)

Ivan F. Porter

Mr. Ivan F. “Curly” Porter, 66, died Friday, December 18, 2009. A native of Warren, PA, Curly was a retired Staff-Sergeant with the US Marine Corps. After retirement, he was a professor at Pamlico Community College and worked at the Pamlico High School for many years.  A graveside service was held January 2 with Rev. Michael Roach officiating at the Cowell Cemetery, Cowell Road, Bayboro.  Curly is survived by many dear friends, coworkers, and colleagues, namely his companion, Nissa Cowell. He will be missed by all who knew him.  Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations are entrusted with the Porter Service.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – no date)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Rebecca Midyette Lewis Paul Porter

ORIENTAL - Rebecca Midyette Lewis Paul Porter, 96 passed away peacefully on March 23, 2014 at Universal Health Care of North Raleigh surrounded by family.  Born in Oriental, NC on November 30, 1917, she was the daughter of Charles and Linda Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, ten siblings, her son Jimmie Lawrence Paul of Knightdale, by her husband of 44 years Hubert Vance Paul of Oriental, and her second husband Fred Porter of Toronto, Canada.  Rebecca is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Becky Paul Deegan and husband, Bill of Raleigh; Melba Paul Julius and husband, T.J. of Henderson; cherished grandchildren James Paul and wife, Angela; Vance Paul; Christina Smith; Bryan Caton; and Gabrielle Julius of Raleigh. Her great-grandchildren are Jay and Nate Paul; Hannah and Valerie Paul; and Cam and Tanner Smith.  Rebecca graduated from Oriental High School in 1934. She was a member and deaconess of the Oriental First Baptist Church. Rebecca was a strong, resourceful, and cheerful person who loved others. Her family was the center of her being, and she cherished each one. After retiring from her working life, she enjoyed traveling with her sister Alice and brother-in-law Merrill; later, she and her second husband Fred traveled with the Avion group in the states and Canada.  The family would like to offer sincere and heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Universal Healthcare of North Raleigh.  A visitation prior to the funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 at the First Baptist Church in Oriental, NC. The 1:00 p.m. funeral service will follow with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Paul Cemetery in Arapahoe, NC.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Sarah Rae Goldstein Porter

ORIENTAL - Sarah Rae Goldstein Porter passed away on January 10, 2007, after a short illness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she is survived by her devoted husband, William Porter; two beloved daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Kevin Slinkman of Cary and Harriet and Jay Novet of New York City; and two adoring grandsons, Jason and Jordan, both currently attending college.  Ms. Porter retired as a supervisor from the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City and resided in Oriental with her husband for over two decades.  Memorial services will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Temple B'nai Sholem Synagogue at 505 Middle St., New Bern, where she was a member for many years. She will be missed by her many friends and family.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 4, 2007)

Carmen Allen Potter

AURORA – Carmen Allen Potter, 61, of 362 Potter Road in Aurora died Wednesday, April 7. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 10, 2 pm, at Edward Christian Church with burial in the High Hill-Aurora Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Potter; her mother, Kathleen Brantley Allen; three sons, Bryan B. Midyette, Charles Allen Midyette and Arthur Overton, all of Aurora; one step-daughter, Kristen Anne Potter of the home; one step-son, James Todd Potter of Blounts Creek; two sisters, Ronda Allen Lewis of Hobucken and Karen Allen Garrison of Goldsboro; one brother, David Earl Allen, Jr. of chapel Hill; eight grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.  Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Home.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2004)

Clifton Lee Potter
[Dec. 18, 1929 - Nov. 19, 2006]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006; pg. B2)

Eston M. Potter
[May 23, 1917 - Apr. 5, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper] - Apr. 6, 2001)

Johnnie Braxton Potter
[Dec. 14, 1914 - Aug. 2, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper] - Aug. 3, 2002)

Julia Lewis Ross Potter

LOWLAND - Julia Lewis Ross Potter, 74, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 12 at Britthaven of Pamlico.  Mrs. Potter was a member of Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Calvin Ross; a daughter, Verma Ross; two brothers, Dalton Lewis and Prince Lewis; and one sister, Libby Foreman.  She is survived by two sons, Wesley Calvin Ross and wife, Alice, and Mark Anthony Ross and wife, Nancy, all of Lowland; three daughters, Peggy Ross of Lowland, Caressa Sawyer and husband, Charlie, and Lisa Philyaw and husband, John, of Bayboro; two brothers, Rev. Harold Lewis and wife, Frances, and Michael Lewis and wife, Vickie, all of Lowland; three sisters, Mae Belle Carawan and husband, Charles, of Aurora, Mary Murphy and Vicky Paul and husband, Billy, of Alliance; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service has been set for Wednesday, November 16 at 2:00 pm at Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Terry Lewis and the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating with burial in Lowland Community Cemetery.  Friends will be received at Bryant Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 15 from 7:00 am until 8:30 pm and other times at her home in Bayboro, 206 2nd Street.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - November 2005)

Max G. Potter, Sr.

SELMA - Max G. Potter, Sr., 79, formerly of Washington, NC, died Monday. Born February 2, 1922 in Pamlico County to the late Tilton Green and Eva Mae Potter, he was the widower of Reba Gray Potter who died in 1992.  Funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with the Rev. Ferrell Hardison to officiate.  The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service. Burial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.  Surviving is his son, Max G. Potter, Jr. of Selma.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - March 28, 2001; pg. B6)

Minnie Williams Potter

BAYBORO - Minnie Williams Potter, 74, died Monday, March 14, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, March 16 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Entombment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  She was a bookkeeper at Comfort Air and was a member of Bayboro Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Raymond Potter; one son, Alfie Potter and wife Meranda of Cary; two daughters, Susan Potter Little and husband William Potter, III of Greenville and Gayle Potter Watson of Greenville; six grandchildren, Michael V. Little and wife Leah, Jeffrey T. Little, Crystal A. Watson, Tracy L. Watson, Denise Watson and Cameron I. Potter; and one great-grandchild, Ashlynn Nicole Little.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Opal Anetta Johnson Potter

LOWLAND - Opal Anetta Johnson Potter, 91, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a member of Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by one son, Johnnie Wayne Potter and wife, Wendy, of Reelsboro; two daughters, Jackie Potter and husband Jeff, and Theresa Potter Hopkins and husband Tommy, all of Lowland; one stepdaughter, Dean Howerin and husband, O.B., of Grantsboro; one brother, Carl Wayne Johnson of Greensboro; eight grandchildren, Kristin Hopkins, Brandon Hopkins, Kimberly Hopkins, Vicki Lewis, Jon Potter, Carolyne Potter, Sarah Weinhold and Rebecca Robison; and five great-grandchildren, Dustin Murray, Kierstin Murray, Caleb Hopkins, Tyler Hopkins and William Weinhold.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. and the Rev. Saundra Johnson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, April 21, 2010)

Peggy Ross Bennett Potter

Peggy Ross Bennett Potter, 80, of Arapahoe passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She taught school for 24 years in Pamlico County. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church, the Order of Eastern Star Arapahoe Chapter, 236 and was active with the Arts Council.  She was preceded in death by her parents, George E. & Opal Ross Bennett, and cousins, Melinda Wall and James Marvin Jones.  She is survived by cousins, Kathy McCollum and husband, Larry, of Reidsville and their daughter, Michelle; and Teddy Jones and wife, Tina, and their daughter, Rebecca.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 8 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Raymond Ives Potter

BAYBORO - Raymond Ives Potter, 82 of Bayboro, died Friday, June 3, 2011 at Pitt Memorial Hospital.  He was a member of Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331; retired from U.S. Navy; a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars; retired U.S. Civil Service; and a member of Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Minnie Williams Potter.  He is survived by one son, Alfie Potter of Cary; two daughters, Susan Potter Little and husband, William of Greenville, Gayle Potter Blalock and husband, Victor of Greenville; six grandchildren Michael V. Little and wife, Leah, Jeffery T. Little and finance, Patty Gee, Brystal A. Hoel and husband, Mark, Tracy Hodges and husband, Jimmy, Denise Watson and Cameron Potter; and four great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Little, Peyton Little, Dylan Little and Abigail Hoel.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday June 6 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park with Military and Masonic Rites.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, June 8, 2011)

Ruth Jones Potter

HOBUCKEN - Ruth Jones Potter, 84, died Sunday, July 22, 2012.   She is survived by one son, Daniel E. Potter of New Bern; three daughters, Jean Henries and Betty Chancey, both of Aurora and Donna Jones of Mesic; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.   The family will receive friends and relatives from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday night, at Bryant Funeral Home.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, July 24. 2012)

Siddie Golden Potter

LOWLAND - Siddie Golden Potter, 95, died Thursday, September 29 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, October 1 at 3 pm at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Windham officiating. Burial was in Lowland Community Cemetery.  She was a member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church.  She is survived by two sons, Clifton Potter and Carol Potter, both of Bayboro; two daughters, Ella Muse of Jacksonville and Faye mason of Oriental; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 2005)

Trixie Rowe Potter

Trixie Rowe Potter, 98, of Grantsboro, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She was a member of Mt. Zion FWB Church and was retired from the cafeteria of Pamlico County Middle School. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Virgil R. Potter, one grandson, Hal Potter, Jr. and son-in-law, Bruce Brooks. She is survived by three sons, Virgil Potter, (Sandy) of Bayboro, Larry Potter, (Linda) of Bayboro, Hal Potter, (Linda) of Bayboro; three daughters, Della Carawan, (Bill) of Burlington, Linda Brooks of Alliance, Janice Daniels, (Harvey) of Alliance; one sister-in-law, Selma Rowe of Bayboro; fourteen grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Friday, July 12 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach and Rev. Bob Yates officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 17, 2013)

Virginia Dare Cayton Potter

LOWLAND - Virginia "Peggy" Dare Cayton Potter, died Tuesday, March 15 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Friday, March 18 at Lowland Church of Christ with the Rev. Norman Miller officiating. Burial was in Lowland Community Cemetery.  She was a member of Lowland Church of Christ and was a member of the 55-Plus Club.  She is survived by four sons, Bruce W. Potter of Reelsboro, Thomas M. "Tommy" Potter of Pikeville, Jeffrey L. Potter of Lowland and Bradley A. Potter of Grantsboro; one daughter Christine Sadler Carter of Grantsboro; five brothers, Thelbert Cayton and Jerry Cayton, both of Farmville, Jesse "Henry" Cayton, Jr. of Bethel, William B. "Boloney" Cayton of Lowland and Alvin Earl "Snook" Cayton of Greenville; five sisters, Margaret Whaley of Clay Root, Anne Evans, Linda Kirkman and Brenda Spear of Vanceboro and Wanda Darnell Smith of Chocowinity; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Virginia L. Potter

LOWLAND - Virginia L. Potter, 81, of Lowland died Friday, February 7 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Monday, February 10, 2 pm, in the Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Normal Miller officiating.  She was a member of Lowland Church of Christ.  She is survived by her husband, Frank Potter; one son, William "Bill" F. Tyson of Silverhill; one daughter, Janet T. Watson of Washington; one sister, Mary Henries of Alliance; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2003)

William O. Potter, Jr.

VANDEMERE - William "Bill" O. Potter, Jr., 74, of Vandemere died Saturday, September 18 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 at 3 pm at Vandemere United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating, with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens.  He is survived by his widow, Marena Potter; two sons, William Bryan Potter and Jason Page Potter of Chocowinity; one daughter, Marena Wendy Potter Hayes of the home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 20, 2005)

Alvin Lee Powell

REELSBORO - Alvin Lee Powell, 53, of 2384 Lee Landing Road, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2009.  He was a graduate of the New York School System and resided in Florida, employed as a bicycle mechanic prior to relocating to North Carolina. He was well known by the residents of Pamlico County.  A funeral service will be held in Brooklyn, N.Y., with arrangements by Arthur Brown & Sons Funeral Home.   He is survived by his mother, Helen Chestnut of Stonewall; three brothers, Curtis Powell Jr. of Alliance, Darnell Powell and Marrell Powell, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and four sisters, Denise McKelvey of Bayboro, Josephine Powell, Theresa Powell and Linda Anderson, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.  A viewing will be held from noon to 7 p.m. today at Oscar's Memorial Chapel.  Local arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, December 4, 2009)

Myrtie Hill Powell
[Mar. 3, 1916 - Dec. 30, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Jan. 13, 1999; pg. 18)


Rocky Glenn Powell

REELSBORO - Rocky Glenn Powell, 29, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Katrina Powell; his parents, Jasper and Angela Powell of Granstboro; four sons, Anthony Powell, Javon, Clifton, and Dylan Armstrong, all of the home; one brother, Ray Powell of Grantsboro and one sister, Tonya Powell of Grantsboro; maternal grandmother, Betty Arnold of Stonewall; paternal grandmothers, Abby Leary of Hobucken and Velma Rice of South Goose Creek.  A graveside service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, March 20, at Trent Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald and the Rev. Graham Lane officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 19, 2011)

Everett Nelson Powers

ALLIANCE - Everett "Toad" Nelson Powers, 78, of Alliance died Wednesday, September 21 at Bayview Nursing Home in New Bern. A graveside service was held Saturday, September 24 in the Trent Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating.  He is survived by one brother, Tommy Powers of Newport; two sisters, Elva Shultis of Bridgeton and Vivian Heavlin of Missouri; 26 nieces and nephews; 21 great nieces and nephews; and 18 great-great nieces and nephews.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 11, 2005)

James Berry Powers

James Berry Powers, 84, died on Monday, July 7 at Craven Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.  James was born and lived his early life in Pamlico County. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II where he was stationed in various European locations. After his discharge he enjoyed a 35-year career with the Maola Milk and Ice Cream Company. Before his illness, he was an avid sports fan, an excellent gardener and a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Charlotte Powers.  James is survived by a daughter, Jane Archer and husband David of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., a daughter, Ruth Powers of New Bern, and a son, Jim Powers and wife Amanda of Sanford, N.C. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren, Matthew Archer, Jason Powers and Sarah Powers.   A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park with Rev. Charlene Pierce-Guider and Rev. Robert Shields officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, July 10, 2008)

Mary Sue Price Powers

GRANTSBORO - Mary Sue Price Powers, 56, of Grantsboro died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She is survived by her husband, Teddy Powers; two sons, Robert Powers of Reelsboro and James Allen Hales of Goldsboro; one daughter, Helen Michelle Futch of Goldsboro; three brothers, Herman Price, Jr. of New Bern, David Price of Princeton and John Price of New Bern; three sisters, Joyce Wachowski of Cove City, Linda Price of Newport and Rebecca Harrell of New Bern; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 2, at Paul Cemetery, Silverhill with the Rev. Rebecca Harrell officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service at the Grantsboro Church of God, Hwy 306 N, Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – December 4, 2012)

Pauline H. Powers

GRANTSBORO - Pauline H. Powers, 90, of Grantsboro, died Friday, September 30 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Monday, October 3, 11 am, at Silverhill Christian Church with the Rev. Amos Sykes officiating. Burial was in Paul Cemetery in Silverhill.  She was a member of Silverhill Christian Church.  She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Powers of New Orleans and Jimmie B. Powers of Chesapeake, VA; two daughters, Selma Rowe of Bayboro and Susan Allenbaugh of Jonesboro, GA; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 3, 2005)

Richard Ray Powers

GRANTSBORO - Richard "Captain Hook" Ray Powers, 80, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a member of Faith Christian Assembly of God.  He is survived by three sons, Clifton Powers of Greenville, Richard Powers II and Jeff Powers, both of the home; three daughters, Wendy Buck and Denise Bird, both of Bridgeton, and Donna Williams of Washington; one brother, Teddy Powers of Grantsboro; two sisters, Willie Shaw and Bobbie Poole, both of Grantsboro; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Paul Cemetery in Silverhill with the Rev. Bob Case officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, July 14, 2010)

Robert Lee Powers

Mr. Robert Lee Powers passed away on Saturday,March 15, 2014, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.  He was born on January 25, 1935 to Colia and Pauline Halsey Powers in Bayboro.  He was a U.S. Army CW2, having served his country in Vietnam.  He was a dedicated soldier for 20+ years.  During his time in the Army he met the love of his life at Ft. Polk and togethter they were married for 58 years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.  He also loved to fish and spend all his time with his wife.  He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Powers and his parents.  He is survived by his wife, Alice Powers of Grantsboro; sisters, Selma Rowe of Bayboro and Susan Allenbaugh of Jonesboro, GA; brother, Jimmie Powers of Chesapeak, VA; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Graveside services for CW2 (RET) Robert "Bob" Lee Powers will be held on Friday, March 21st at 5:00 p.m. in the Self Cemetery in Hornbeck, La. with full military honors.   Visitation will be Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jeane's Funeral Service in Leesville, La.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Sina Simpson Powers
[Sept. 24, 1911 - Jan. 10, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Jan. 13, 1999; pg. 18)

Wade Lanier Powers

Wade Lanier Powers, 65, formerly of Arapahoe, died at his home in Louisiana on Nov. 14, 2012.  He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Powers of Louisiana; two sons, Derrick Powers of Louisiana and Scott Powers of Texas; and two granddaughters.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Sandhill Cemetery with the Rev. Owen Lupton officiating and military honors by Pamlico County Veterans Honor Guard.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – November 17, 2012)

Beulah Mae Sadler Prescott

GRANTSBORO - After a 15-month valiant battle with leukemia, Beulah Mae Sadler Prescott died on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at her home.  She was the daughter of the late Winston Ives Sadler and Molsia Lupton Sadler of Bayboro.  Mrs. Prescott was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her concern for future generations was evident in her life-long career with Pamlico County Schools as a teacher, assistant principal, and vocational director. Since retiring, she traveled extensively with her husband and grandchildren. She was a member of many professional organizations including Delta Kappa Gamma. She was an active member of Rock of Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Kermit Sadler, Sr.  She is survived by her husband, Phillip M. Prescott, Sr.; son, Phillip M. Prescott, Jr.; daughter, Martha Prescott-Gaskill and husband, Dennis; son, Mark S. Prescott and wife, Sandi; grandchildren, Sarah L. Prescott, Noah S. Gaskill, Joshua D. Gaskill, Aaron P. Gaskill, Phillip G. Prescott, and Luke C. Prescott; and sisters-in-law, Carol G. Prescott, and Elaine G. Sadler.  The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 15, 3:00 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen M. Prescott and Rev. Michael Bryan officiating. The burial followed the service at Sandhill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Noah S. Gaskill, Kermit Sadler, Jr., Joseph Lupton, Earl Sadler, Sr., Chris S. Lupton, and Lee Andrew Willis, III.  Flowers are welcomed, however, memorials may be made, in her memory, to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or to the John Benjamin Prescott, Jr. Scholarship Program, 1435 Prescott Road, New Bern, NC 28560.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - April 19, 2006; pg. B8)

Rhoda Elizabeth Buck Prescott

Rhoda Elizabeth Buck Prescott, 102, died March 21 at the Gardens of Pamlico Assisted Living in Grantsboro. She was the daughter of Walter Jackson Buck and Emma Keel Buck and was a lifelong resident of Grantsboro, Pamlico County.  She was the oldest member of Rock of Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church where she faithfully served the Lord for many years. Some of her work included being organist, pianist, choir director and Sunday school teacher. She was also active in the Woman's Auxiliary on the local, district and state levels.  Her husband Elbert Moye Prescott, daughters Betsy Gray Prescott and Dorothy Prescott Luck, son E. Matthew Prescott, and grandson Bobby Luck and great-granddaughter Ashly Wallace preceded her in death.  She is survived by her son, Phillip Moye Prescott, Sr. and wife, Beulah, of Grantsboro; daughter-in-law, Carol Prescott, of Grantsboro; grandchildren, Betsy Luck of Grantsboro, Barbara Luck of Keezletown, VA, Kathy Luck Steele and husband, Jeff, of Boise, ID, Pamela Prescott Ireland and husband, Jackie, of Raleigh, Phillip Prescott, Jr. and wife, Candace, of Grantsboro, Nancy Prescott Dunham and husband, John, of Raleigh, Martha Prescott Gaskill and husband, Dennis, of Bayboro, Becky Prescott of Cary, Stephen Prescott and wife, Lynn, of Four Oaks, Mark Prescott and wife, Sandi, of Grantsboro; and great-grandchildren, Amy Steele, Matthew Steele, Sarah Prescott, Noah Gaskill, Joshua Gaskill, Jaclyn Ireland, Aaron Gaskill, Jonathan Williams, Phillip Prescott, Luke Prescott and Matthew Prescott.  Visitation will be held at Bryant Funeral Home on Thursday, March 24 between 7:00 am and 8:30 pm. Friends may leave condolences at the home of Carol Prescott, 1064 Prescott Road. The funeral service will be held at Bryant Funeral Chapel on Friday, March 25 at 11:00 am.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Franklin Newman Preston

ORIENTAL - Franklin Newman Preston, 71, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He moved to Oriental in 2004 from Hudson, N.Y., where he lived for three years. Before that he lived 30 years in Putnam Valley, N.Y.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Grove Presbyterian Church, Aberdeen, Md., with the Rev. Ron VanSchenkhoff officiating.  Burial will be at Baker Cemetery, Aberdeen, Md.  He is survived by his widow, Adele Niec Preston of the home; one son, Jon Preston of Concord, N.H.; and one sister, Betty Duff of Aberdeen, Md.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, Aberdeen, Md.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 19, 2005)

Campen Ireland Price

NORFOLK - Campen Ireland Price, 90, died Aug. 24, 2003, at a local nursing home. She was a native of Pamlico County, N.C., and a resident of Norfolk for 60 years. She attended Faith Temple P.F.B. Church.  She was the widow of Elgin Ivan Price and is survived by her daughter, Iva Moscoffian and husband Charles of Norfolk; a brother, John Robert Ireland Jr. of Lowland, N.C.; three sisters, Anna I. Happer of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Jennett I. Goodwin of New Bern, N.C., and Lee I. Kolt of Norfolk; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Sand Hill Cemetery in Reelsboro, N.C. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of one's choice.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - August 27, 2003; pg. B10)

Carolyn Willis Price

ARAPAHOE - Carolyn W. Price, 77, died Sunday, September 10, 2006 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was born April 7, 1929, daughter of the late Mark and Nellie Wise Willis.  Mrs. Price was a lifelong member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. She was a humble, sweet spirit that always had a smile, and was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Bulla and Rev. Davie Cauley officiating. Burial will be in Rawls Cemetery.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Bert Price; a sister, Myrtle Hodges of Fayetteville; and a grandson, Dennis Wayne Price.  She is survived by two sons, Dennis G. Price and wife, Sonja, of Oriental, and Jerry M. Price and wife, Barbara, of Arapahoe; one daughter, Brenda P. Bennett and husband, Tommy, of New Bern; two brothers, Larry Willis and Billy Willis, both of New Bern; three sisters, Ardelia Hardy of Fayetteville, Mary Lee of Arapahoe, and Iris Cowell of Oriental; seven grandchildren, Laura, Tori, Brandy, Chase, Shawn, Trey and Cody; and four great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Brittney, Tiffany, and Chance.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and at other times at her residence, 8333 N.C. 306 in Arapahoe.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 12, 2006)

Dewey Smith Price, Jr.

REELSBORO - Dewey Smith Price, Jr., 56, died Thursday, July 28. A funeral service was held Sunday, July 31, 4 pm, at Cotten Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon and the Rev. Lonnie Wetherington officiating.  He was a US Navy veteran, member of the Palace City Goldwing Motorcycle Club and owner/operator of Price Logging Co.  He is survived by his wife, Gloria Wiggins Price of the home; daughters, Tracy Price Manning of Reelsboro and Brandi Price Cahoon of Goose Creek; brother, Donnie Lee Price of Ft. Barnwell; sisters, Karen Price Sutton of Ft. Barnwell; sisters, Karen Price Sutton of Ft. Barnwell and Betty Price Joyner of Clayton; and his Grandmother Leona; and several grandchildren.  The Price family is being assisted by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory, New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2005)

Dorothy Faye Lewis Price

Dorothy Faye Lewis Price, 73, of Stonewall, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at her residence.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lewis family cemetery on Stilley Town Road in Edward. The family will receive friends at the home of Dorothy Ann Price Davis. Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Thursday, January 26, 2012)

Joseph A. Price

BAYBORO - Joseph A. Price, 77, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at his home.  His funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Vandemere Independent Baptist Church with the Revs. Percy Braswell and Ray Griffin officiating.  Burial will be in Celestial Memorial Gardens.  He is survived by his wife, Rachel S. Price; one son, Rodney Price and his wife, Barbara, of Strongsville, Ohio; two daughters, Charlotte P. Jones and her husband, William, of Bayboro and Elaine P. Ritter and her husband, Brantley, of Rocky Point; one brother, Edwin Price, of Smithfield; four sisters, Lee Alma Williams of Dunn, Betty Brown of Wilmington, Daisy Cromwell of Royal Retreat, Va., and Doris McCormick of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Rachel Abbott and her husband, John, Joseph Jones, Nell Price and Abbi Price.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church just before the funeral service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, July 20, 2007)

Mabel Brinson Price

Mabel Brinson Price, 94, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was the daughter of Sallie Nichols Brinson and David Arthur Brinson. Mrs. Price was an active member of Alliance United Methodist Church as well as a lifetime member of United Methodist Women. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Lawrence Price and her twin sister, Hazel Brinson Leary Daniels. She is survived by her daughter, Mabel Price Bunch and husband, Kenneth, of Carrsville, Va; and two grandsons, Kent and Kirk Bunch of Ivor, Va. Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Interment followed immediately in New Bethlehem FWB Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 10 to 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2, 2012)

Rachel Stewart Price

Rachel Stewart Price, 78, of Bayboro, went home with the Lord Monday, March 19 at home. She was the owner and operator of Country Casuals for 20 years. She is survived by three children, Rodney Price, Charlotte Jones, and Elaine Ritter; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 23, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Burroughs and the Rev. Glen Buck officiating. Interment will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 21, 2012)

Lydia T. Pridgen

REELSBORO - Lydia T. Pridgen, 80, of Reelsboro, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Lee Toler and Kirby Spencer officiating. Burial will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by her widow, John Pridgen; four daughters, Carroll Kornegay of Bayboro, Frances Hill of Whiteville, Beverly Terry of Merritt and Marie Fenner of Reelsboro; one brother, T.B. Tompkins of Hobucken; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, July 22, 2007)

Eba Gatlin Pritchard

Eba Gatlin Pritchard, 86, a former teacher in the Bertie County public schools, died Jan. 8, 1992.  Mrs. Pritchard was born in Pamlico County and was a graduate of Greensboro College. She was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Lewiston Woodville. She was the widow of V.V. Pritchard.  Survivors include a son, V.V. Pritchard of Goldsboro; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.  The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Bame. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and other times at 408 Dogwood Trail.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - January 9, 1992; pg. D2)

Mary Joe Thomas Pritchard

DURHAM - Mrs. Mary Joe Thomas Pritchard, 89, of Durham and New Bern, died on Thursday, December 14, 2006.  Mrs. Pritchard was a native of Pamlico County and the daughter of the late N.W. and Mollie Rose Thomas. She was a member of the First Advent Christian Church in Durham. Mrs. Pritchard was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca J. Barrow.  She is survived by two sons, Lonnie M. Jones and Billy C. Jones, Sr.; one daughter, Donnia J. Harris; two brothers, Norwood W. Thomas, Jr. and Lonice E. Thomas; two sisters, Nettie Clements and Omega Barrett; 11 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home.  Flowers are acceptable.   (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - December 17, 2006; pg. C2)

Juck Delk Pryor

Juck Delk Pryor, age 85, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was a a member of Christ Episcopal Church in New Bern, NC and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental, NC and a member of Pamlico County Sixty Plus Club.  Mrs. Juck retired from IBM Corp, after 43 years in the Washington, DC area. She was the first female employee of IBM in DC. She lived in Washington from high school until her retirement from IBM in 1976 and moved to Middletown, VA where she lived for 20 years. She was a resident of Pamlico County, NC since 1996.  She was a lifetime member of Middletown, VA Auxiliary Fire and Rescue, the Middletown Methodist Women's Club and the Winchester, VA Christian Women's Club. She is survived by one daughter, Johanne Pryor of Merritt, NC and two brothers, Rodham T. Delk, Sr. of Smithfield, VA and Frank S. Delk, Sr. of Richmond, VA; 10 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Delk Bouknight of Columbia, SC and a brother, O. Gordon Delk, Jr. of Punta Gorda, FL.Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 18 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Oriental, NC with the Rev. Mr. Jeremiah Day officiating. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Smithfield, VA.The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, NC from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pamlico County Senior Services, P.O. Box 184, Alliance, NC 28509.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home.  (The Washington Post [Washington, DC] - March 15, 2002)

Emma Thompson Pugh

Emma Thompson Pugh, 67, of 1210 Colony Drive, New Bern, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She attended the New Bern city cchools and was a basketball player. She was formerly employed at the Chuck Wagon, Corner Grill and Magnolia Place.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at West Street Christian Church with the Rev. R.E. Midgette Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in Broad Creek Church Cemetery-Pamlico Community, Oriental.  She is survived by three sons, Darnell Pugh of Fairfield, Calif., Danny Pugh of Reelsboro and Van Pugh of Washington; four daughters, Nina Banks of Reelsboro, Angela Williams of Butner, Gisele Beeson of Italy and Ann Jackson of Charleston, S.C.; one brother, Benny Thompson Jr. of Dale City, Va.; and 19 grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and other times at the residence of Herbert and Nina Banks, 303 Hall Creek Road, Reelsboro.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, September 4, 2007)

Jeffrey Arden Pugh

NEW BERN - Jeffrey Arden Pugh, 70, of New Bern, went home to be with Christ on Feb. 14, 2010. He was met by his wife, Cynthia Lee Pugh, to celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Eunice Pugh, and siblings, Roy Pugh and Jane P. Mat-thews. He is survived by his siblings, Ann P. Ferguson, Prentiss Pugh, Joan P. Singleton, Timothy Pugh, Michael Pugh, Gordon Pugh and Marguerite P. Boehm. "Uncle Jeff" will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Cotten Funeral Home. Funeral ser-vices will begin at 1 p.m. at Cotten. Burial will follow at Bethlehem FWB Church Cemetery in Pamlico County.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, February 18, 2010)

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