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Oscar Daniels Quidley

Oscar Daniels Quidley, 82, died April 15, 1993. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today in Pamlico United Methodist Church, Pamlico County, N.C. Norris-Bryant Funeral Home in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 17, 1993; pg. D2)

Thomas Gibbs Quidley, Sr.
[Aug. 13, 1920 - Sept. 21, 2003]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Sept. 2003)

Derrill Charles Quigley

COLUMBIA - Graveside services for Sgt. Maj. Derrill Charles Quigley (Ret.), 81, formerly of Arapahoe, N.C., were held Wednesday, December 20, 2000 in Jacob Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe, with full military honors. Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, N.C., was in charge. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to the Arapahoe Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 3, Arapahoe, NC 28510.  Sgt. Maj. Quigley, husband of Shirley Paul Quigley, died Sunday, December 17, 2000. Born in Elkville, Ill., February 10, 1919, he was the son of the late Charles and Lola Quigley. He served in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, where he was awarded a Bronze Star, and in the Korean Conflict. He retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years and later served as the Civil Defense Director of Pamlico County, N.C. He was a member of the Shriners and Masons.  Surviving are his wife; daughter, Sharon Quigley Kennedy and her husband, Pete, Columbia; grandchildren, Terry Lynn Kennedy, Greensboro and Shannon Kennedy Holwadel, Mt. Pleasant; brother, Otis Quigley, Colorado Springs, Co.; sister, Betty Quigley King, Bakersfield, Calif. He was predeceased by sons Derrill Charles Quigley, Jr., L/Cpl. USMC Terry Lynn Quigley who died in Vietnam.  (The State [Columbia, SC] - December 23, 2000; pg. B4)

Renee Tyndall Radcliff

Renee Tyndall Radcliff, 56, of Alliance died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. She was employed at Pamlico Home Builders. She is preceded in death by her father, Julius Tyndall, Sr. and brother, Julius Tyndall, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Hazel Tyndall; her husband, Clen Radcliff; two sons, Justin Radcliff and wife, Kate and Ivan Radcliff, both of Alliance; two brothers, Keith Tyndall and wife, Betty of Reelsboro and Kevin Tyndall and wife, Donna of Vandemere; two sisters, Sheila Parrott and husband, Lane and Sharon Davis and husband, Jim, both of Alliance. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 2, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Cayton officiating.  Interment followed at Hollywood Cemetery. The family received friends and family Friday night at the funeral Home.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (The Pamlico News - June 6, 2012)

William Robert Radford, Sr.
[Oct. 23, 1918 - Sept. 10, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Sept. 2002)

Dorothy E. Ramsuer

GRANTSBORO - Dorothy E. Ramsauer, 88, died Saturday, October 8 at Craven Regional medical Center. A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 10 am, at Arapahoe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating with burial in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  She was a member of Arapahoe United Methodist Church and member of Order of Eastern Star in Suffolk Co., NY.  She is survived by one daughter, Eleanor R. Dunne of Normal, IL, formerly of Minnesott Beach; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 10, 2005)

Miriam Canaday Ramsay

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Miriam Canaday Ramsay, 95, died Jan. 9 at the Episcopal Home at Still Hopes.  She was born in Bayboro, N.C., and was a graduate of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, N.C., and East Carolina Teacher's College in Greenville, N.C. She was active in local and state PTA and was chairman of District 5 PTA for five years.  She was a founding member of St. George Episcopal Church in Statesboro, Ga., and Christ Episcopal Church in Denmark, S.C., and was president of E.C.W., 1974-1976, was on the Altar Guild, a member of the choir, a Sunday school teacher and on the Diocesan Board for five years. She helped organize the Denmark Garden Club and was its president. She was a member of Ikebana Society and an accredited state flower club judge. She was also active with the Cancer Society, Polio Society, Crippled Children's Society and Sixty Plus Club.  Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest C. and Barbara G. Ramsay of Norcross; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn F. Ramsay Grady and Ed L. Grady of Columbia; three granddaughters, Lydia Katherine Ramsay of New York City, Mrs. Neil G. Poland of Johnson City, Tenn., and Caroline R. Hattrich of Columbia; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Stephen C. and Melissa J. Hatrrich of Columbia; and four great-grandchildren.   The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church, Hampton County.  Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Hampton.   (Savannah Morning News [Savannah, GA] - January 12, 2000; pg. C2)

  Carolyn Joan Randall

Carolyn Joan "Sis" Randall, 58, of 58 Martin Road, Arapahoe, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern.  She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she was president of the Young Adult Choir, chairman of the Scholarship Board, Culinary Arts Committee and Missionary Circle. She was a graduate of Pamlico Central School and Shaw University. She served as postmaster in Arapahoe from 1993 until her retirement.  The funeral will be held at noon Saturday, June 21, in Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Amendaz Crawford officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  She is survived by two brothers, Troy and Dennis Randall, both of Arapahoe.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, June 19, 2008)

Sandra Faye Randall

ORIENTAL - Sandra Faye Randall, 55, 1448 Broad St. Extension, Oriental, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a 1973 graduate of Pamlico County High School and a member of Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church. Her church ministries included serving as a Deaconess, Class Leader, Gospel Ensemble and Sunday School member.  Memorial services will be conducted 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 30, at Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. Annette Satterfield officiating. The interment will be at the Perkins Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, John Harrison of Oriental; three brothers, Zelenor Bryant of the home, Carl Bryant of Bayboro, and Arthur Randall of Brunswick; four sisters, Joyce Taylor of Arapahoe, Margaret Gomes of Baltimore, Ava Midgette of New Bern and Angela Hinton of Upper Marlboro.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.    (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, December 30, 2010)

Cecil M. Rawls

Cecil M. Rawls, 85, a retired civil service employee, died April 11, 1994, in his home. Mr. Rawls was born in Merritt, N.C., and was a resident of Norfolk since 1934. He was retired from the Naval Supply Center after 30 years. He had served in the Navy and Coast Guard and had also retired from the Naval Reserve after 30 years. He was a member of Gateway Freewill Baptist Church, Atlantic Masonic Lodge (NU)2, for 50 years and Scottish Rite Bodies, 32nd degree.  Survivors include his wife, Minnie M. Rawls; two sons, William A. Rawls and C. Mac Rawls Jr., both of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Daisy Jones of Reelsboro, N.C., and Marie Davenport of Merritt, N.C.; one brother, Rebert Rawls of Havlock, N.C.; two half sisters, Irene Parrish of Washington, N.C., and Nellie Pigeon of Merritt, N.C.; and four grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Gateway Freewill Baptist Church by Pastor Dale Burden. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, from 7 to 8 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 12, 1994; pg. D2)

Charles Mitchell Rawls

GRANTSBORO - Charles Mitchell "Mickey" Rawls, 76, a resident of The Gardens of Pamlico, died Thursday, December 9 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held at 3 pm in the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Whortonsville with the Rev. Amos Sykes officiating.  He was a member of Silverhill Christian Church.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2004)

Joan H. Rawls

ORIENTAL - Mrs. Joan H. Rawls, 72, formerly of Winston-Salem, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at her home. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in education, and the University of Virginia with a M. Ed in special education. She was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church and was an active volunteer with Hospice of Pamlico County. She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Rawls; three children; five step-children; and 15 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Oriental United Methodist Church. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Pamlico County, P.O. Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Winston-Salem Journal [Winston-Salem, NC] - June 25, 2000; pg. 4)

Joseph Benjamin Rawls

NEW BERN - Joseph Benjamin Rawls, 86, of Sterling House, formerly of Bogue Drive, Oriental, N.C., died Jan. 24.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at Oriental United Methodist Church.  Mr. Rawls was born March 13, 1924, in Forsyth County to Eben Turner Rawls and Lillian Hawkins Rawls. He graduated from Reynolds High School and attended The Citadel in 1942. He served three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a control tower operator. In 1949, he graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in engineering. He worked briefly in the family business, Rawls Delicious Foods, in Winston-Salem, and then for Western Electric Company for 32 years.  In 1986, Mr. Rawls moved to Pamlico County. He served on the Board of Health for nine years and was chairman for two years. He was a past member of the Oriental Rotary Club and a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church.  He is survived by one sister, five children, two stepchildren, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, February 5, 2011)

Matilda Rawls
(Part of the Anson H. Brite Collection submitted by Janice Silverthorne Urban)

Barbara L. Redburn

Barbara L. Redburn, 64, of Oriental, died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Carolina East Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Dan Baker of Oriental. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – no date)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Deborah Rebecca Reed

ORIENTAL - Deborah Rebecca Reed, 59, died May 24, 2009, at home.  She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  She is survived by her mother, Ethel K. Graham, and stepfather, Donald, of Cobb Island, Md.; one sister, Ramona R. Campbell, and her husband, William, of Havelock; and three nieces, Shannon McGonigal, Amanda Hamons and Leslie Kinkade.  She is preceded in death by her brother, U.S. Army Captain Gary Lee Reed.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in Maryland.  Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – May 28, 2009)

John F. Reeves

ORIENTAL - John F. Reeves, 93, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a research engineer.  Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating.  He is survived by two daughters, Harriett Blood of Oriental and Susan Burney of Little Rock, Ark.; one son, John F. Reeves Jr. of Fairfield, Iowa; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 9, 2005)

Marcus Wayne Respass

BAYBORO - Marcus Wayne Respass, 30, of 480 Lynch Beach Loop Road, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a native of Pamlico County and a 1992 graduate of Pamlico County High School.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Galilee M.B. Church with the Rev. L.A. Dillahunt officiating.  Burial will be in Midgett Family Cemetery.  He is survived by one son, Dasanique Respass of New Bern; one daughter, Shy'Kima Singleton of New Bern; parents, William A. Respass Sr. and Ella Banks Respass of the home; three brothers, Anthony Banks Jr. of Jacksonville, William A. Respass Jr. of Huntington, N.Y. and Eric Respass of Raleigh; one sister, Mytima Levonne Respass of the home; and grandparents, Ellis and Mildred Midgett of Maribel.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar's Mortuary and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 29, 2005)

William Alexander Respass

BAYBORO - William Alexander Respass, Sr., 64, of 480 Lynch's Beach Loop Rd., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.  He was a native of Vandemere and was employed as a commercial fisherman.  His funeral will be held noon Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at New Bern Eastern MB Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. 306 North, Grantsboro with the Rev. David Burley, eulogist. Burial will follow in the Midgette Family Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Ella Marie Banks Respass of the home; three sons, Anthony Banks of Jacksonville, Eric Respass of Raleigh, and William A. Respass Jr. of Huntington, N.Y.; one daughter, Mytima Respass of Bayboro; two brothers, Billy Respers of New Bern and Ray Respers of Reelsboro; four sisters, Delores Respers, Edna Mae Respers and Helen Lorraine Lewis, all of Vandemere and Lucretia Nobles of New Bern; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, at Oscars' Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 27, 2013)

Lora Ann Respers

MARIBEL - Lora Ann Respers, 50, of 46 Prospect Place, Lot 46, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at her residence.  She was a graduate of Pamlico County High School Class of 1979 and was employed by R.H.A. Crystal Coast Therapy Service.  Her funeral will be conducted noon Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Antioch United Church of Christ with the Rev. Genard Sawyer officiating. The burial will follow in Hudnell Cemetery.  She is survived by her mother, Delores Respers of Vandemere; two sons, Terrence Respers and William Stanley Bell Jr. and one daughter, Shamika Respers, all of Bayboro; four grandchildren; two sisters, Regina Respers of Vandemere and Patricia Johnson of Raleigh; and nine brothers, James Respers of Vandemere, Curtis Respers of Brooklyn, N.Y., Melvin Respers of Raleigh, the Rev. Gregory Bryant of Bellevue, Neb., the Rev. Adrian Jones of Madison, Ill., the Rev. Kelvin Jones of Florida, Fountain Lee Jones Jr., Phillippe Jones, and Vaughn Jones, all of Bayboro.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her mother, 103 School House Road, Vandemere. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, July 3, 2011)

Michael Respers

Michael Respers, 42, of 52 School House Rd, Vandemere, died Monday July 6, 2009 at Carolina East Medical Center.  He was a graduate of the Pamlico County School System and was a member of Antioch United Church of Christ.  The funeral service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Antioch United Church of Christ with the Rev. Tony Credle, Officiating. Burial will be in the Hudnell Cemetery.  He is survived by his son, Lavonte' Respers of Fayetteville, NC; five daughters, Vanessa Cole, Bayboro, Ouayonna Jones, Durham, Brianna Jones, and Tunisia Jones both of Vandemere and Dorothy Respers, Alliance; his father, Rober Lee Jones of Atlanta; four brothres, Dexter Respers and Timothy Respers both of Vandemere, Ricky Respers of New Bern and Gregory Respers, Merritt; two sisters, Valerie Respers of Vandemere and Brenda Respers of Morrisville and one grandchild.   The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday from10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and at the church Sunday an hour prior to the service.  (Kindly submitted by Traci Fleming)

Vilma A. Reynolds

Vilma A. Reynolds, 92, of the 7000 block of Azalea Garden Road, died Nov. 13, 2001, in a local hospital. She was a Norfolk resident for 73 years.  Born in Kershaw, N.C., she was the widow of Johnnie F. Reynolds and a member of Squires Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Jean Spencer and husband Leroy of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Jeannette Miller and Johnnie Spencer; and four great-grandchildren, Nicole Payne, Jacob Payne, Cindy Hughes and Shellie Howlin.  A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. J. Shepherd Russell. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Squires Memorial Presbyterian Church.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - November 16, 2001; pg. B8)

Bettie P. Hardison Freeman Lupton Rice

ARAPAHOE - Bettie Rice, 81, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at her home. She was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and held various offices including past treasurer.  She was an avid reader and walker. She retired from Cherry Point with more than 30 years service, where she received numerous commendations for excellent service.  Mrs. Rice was preceded in death by her three husbands, John B. Freeman, Sr., Ervin Earlie Lupton and William B. Rice, Sr.  A funeral service was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 23 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating. Burial was in the Tingle Cemetery.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Friday prior to the Saturday funeral from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  She is survived by one son, John B. Freeman and wife, Carolyn, of Greenville; one daughter, Betty F. Avery and husband, Earnest, of Waynesboro, VA; three grandchildren, Dr. Kenneth Avery and wife, Rhonda, Jeff Avery and wife, Debbie, and Heather F. Cribb and husband, David; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Avery, Joshua Avery, Bethany Avery, Leah Avery and Blake Cribb; two brothers, David Hardison and wife, Elizabeth, of Falls Church, VA and Albert Hardison and wife, Dorothy, of New Bern. In addition, she has six step-children, William B. Rice, Jr., Douglas Rice, Peggy Rice, Kerry Lupton, Jo Ann L. Piner and Gayle L. Campbell.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2005)

Bonnie Kanouse Rice

Bonnie Kanouse Rice, 67, of Landings, Michigan died Wednesday, November 16, 2011. She was a member of Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Sean Rice of Sunfield, MI and Patrick Schaefer of Hope, IN; two daughters, Heather Moore of Sunfield, MI and Connie Schaefer of Hope, IN; and four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 25, at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, November 23, 2011)

Emmitt Curthburk Rice, Jr.

BAYBORO - Emmitt Curthburk Rice, Jr., 83, died Monday, October 17, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He is survived by one son, Curtis Rice and wife, Marie, of Lowland; one sister, Mary Rice Banks of Merritt; his companion, Anne Sawyer; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, October 21, at Rice Family Cemetery in Florence with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 20, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, October 19, 2011)

Margaret Walker Rice

GRANTSBORO - Margaret Walker Rice, 95, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.  She is survived by one sister, Lena Taylor of New Bern.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Whitehill FWB Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, January 11, 2013)

Marvin Lee Rice

REELSBORO - Marvin L. Rice, 79, of Reelsboro, died Tuesday, March 21 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Thursday, March 23 in Sandhill Cemetery with the Revs. Seth Jones and Mike Roach officiating. He is survived by his widow, Joyce R. Rice; two sons, Ken Rice and Bob Rice, both of Reelsboro; and two brothers, Jesse Rice and Dalton Rice, both of Grantsboro.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2006)

Robert C. Rice

Robert C. Rice, 83, of New Bern died Sunday evening, Dec. 9, 2007, after a brief stay at Craven county Regional Medical Center.  Bob was born on Oct. 24, 1924, in Pamlico County and graduated from Arapahoe High School. He attended Atlantic Christian College (Barton College) for one year prior to transferring to UNC Chapel Hill on a Navy ROTC scholarship. He entered a wartime accelerated training program and was commissioned as a Supply Corps officer in January 1945. He served in the Pacific Theater through the end of World War II and remained on active duty unti1 1947 when he returned to UNC, where he graduated in 1948. Bob served in the Naval Reserves for 27 years before retiring as a commander.  In civilian life Bob worked as a civil servant in systems management for 35 years for the U.S. Navy Supply at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C., before retiring in 1980. He was the proud recipient of the secretary of the Navy's Distinguished Civilian Service Award in November 1980.  Bob was a member of his beloved Broad Street Christian Church for 55 years where he served as deacon, elder and chairman of the Board of Trustees. In 2002, he received what may be his most cherished honor. He was appointed elder emeritus of the church for the many years of dedicated ministry and service as an elder and faithful servant to the church.  He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason for 55 years, having been past master of the Rainbow Masonic Lodge in Arapahoe.  Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Margie C. Rice; son, Bobby Rice and wife, Karen, of Raleigh; son, Greg Rice and wife, Cathee, of Charlotte; grandson, Rob and wife, Shelli, of Raleigh; granddaughter, Kristen Ange and husband, Robert, of Raleigh; and grandsons Paul and Harper of Charlotte.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Broad Street Christian Church, followed by an interment at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern. The family will receive visitation from friends on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, December 13, 2007)

Rosa Lee Fulcher Rice

FLORENCE - Rosa Lee Fulcher Rice, 92, died Thursday, March 25, 2004 at Britthaven of Pamlico.  Mrs. Rice was born in Pamlico County. She was a devoted wife and mother and friend to all. Her life was devoted with unconditional love of family. She provided lifelong care in the family home for her three daughters, Lena Gray Rice, Helen Louis Rice and Nellie Ann Rice, who preceded her in death. A graveside service was held Sunday, March 28 at 3:30 pm in the Rice Cemetery in Florence, NC with the Rev. Robert Cayton officiating.  Mrs. Rice was predeceased in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Fulcher and husband, Emmitt C. Rice.  She is survived by her daughter, Mary Rice Banks, and son-in-law, Dewey I., of Florence; son, Emmitt C. Rice, Jr. of Bayboro; sister, Melba G. Wiggins, and husband, Kenneth, of Greenville; brother, Willie B. Fulcher, and wife, Lucy, of Tarboro; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  The family received friends immediately following the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Vera Gaskill Rice

BAYBORO - Vera Gaskill Rice, 87, died Friday, April 15 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Sunday, April 17, 1:30 pm, at Bayboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. Burial was in Gaskill Cemetery.  She retired from Pamlico County Department of Social Services and was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church and 60-Plus Club.  She is survived by one son, Buddy Rice of Minnesott; one daughter, Teddy L'dvigsen of Winston-Salem; one sister, Annie Love Moore of Norfolk, VA; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Whitford Armore Rice
[Submitted by Shirley Gabbert]
(The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009)


William Richard Rice

ALLIANCE - William "Bill" Richard Rice, 72, died Wednesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was born in Brainard, MN on October 31, 1929.  He was a member of Alliance United Methodist Church. He retired as a Colonel from the USMC after 28 years of service, where he served as a pilot. He served as Pamlico County Manager for 18 years as well as Finance Officer. He served as interim director of Coastal Solid Waste Management Authority and currently was on its Board of Directors. He was a member of Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331 and the New Bern Sudan Temple.  He is survived by his wife, Fonrose Johnson Rice; one son, William Mack Rice of Havelock; two sisters, Phyllis Lundquist of Edina, MN and Harriet Sewell of North Pole, Alaska; and one granddaughter, Sara Jean Rice.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean C. Rice.  Funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Gaylord Lehman and Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer and Rev. Eric Lindblade officiating, and full military honors. Burial will be in New Bern National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home 10-11 a.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sudan Crippled Children's Fund, PO Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 28563, Pamlico County Public Library, 603 Main Street, Bayboro, NC 28515 or a favorite charity.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - July 19, 2002; pg. B6)

Zane Grey Rice

ALLIANCE - Zane Grey Rice, 80, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at his home.  Mr. Rice was a lifelong resident of Alliance, except when he served in the military at Fort Campbell, Ky., in the 1950s. After he served in the armed forces, he returned to Pamlico County and continued his work in farming, as he had been raised to do. He later worked and retired from NADEP at Cherry Point as a sheet metal mechanic.  He was locally known as the “Collard and Okra Man.” He was also known for loving to visit Hardees for breakfast and seeing his special friend, “EC.” Also, he loved to visit all his friends daily at the Grantsboro Piggly-Wiggly.  His family always knew he loved them, and his simple ways of life were proof.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mildred Sawyer Rice; an infant daughter, Linda Ann; his parents, John and Bertha Rice; and brothers, Elmo and Saint Melbie Rice.  He is survived by his daughter, Zelda R. Daniels and husband Louis of Alliance; a son, Joseph and wife Judy of Alliance; two stepdaughters, Libby G. Gooding and husband Bill of Reelsboro, and Freda G. Brinson Morris of New Bern; grandchildren, Rusty Daniels and wife Courtney, Ruthy D. Hiatt and husband Jay of New Bern, Joseph Rice Jr. of Bridgeton and Jonathan Rice of Newport; three great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and many precious nieces and nephews. He loved his very special cat, “Bim Bim.”   He was a member of Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church, Bayboro Masonic Lodge No. 331, Sudan Temple, New Bern Scottish Rite, Pamlico Co. Shrine Club and Pamlico County Mourners.  Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Toler and the Rev. Michael Roach officiating and military rites by Pamlico Co. Veterans Council.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, April 2, 2007)

Jessica Marie Potter Rich

Jessica Marie Potter Rich, 26, of Durham died, Thursday, March 4. She was a member of Bay Creek Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, David C. Rich; father, Troy Potter Jr.; daughter, Chloe Lynn Potter; brothers, Andrew James Potter and Michael Eric Potter; paternal grandfather, Troy Potter Sr.; and maternal grandparents, Ira and Patsy Alfred. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Delbert Leggett officiating. Burial will be in Jones Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 10, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Teresa Ann Ricks

FAYETTEVILLE - Teresa Ann Ricks, 63 of 1105 Bradford Ridge Lane, Columbia, S.C. died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Cape Fear Health Center in Fayetteville.  She was a 1967 graduate of Pamlico County Schools and had a business degree from Cortez Business School, Washington, D.C.  Funeral services will be noon Monday at Christian Provisions Ministries, 2300 Courtland Drive, Sanford.  The viewing will be noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church at 132 Main Street, Stonewall. Burial follows in Stonewall Cemetery.  She is survived by two daughters, Alesha Salahuddin (Majid) of Fayetteville and Melinda Ricks of Columbia, S.C.; one son, John Ricks of Columbia, S.C.; one brother Alexander Thomas, Jr. of Stonewall; one sister Linda Freeman (Lloyd) of Hope Mills; and 10 grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, March 16, 2012)

Mildred Riddick

Mildred Riddick of the 1000 block of Maple Ave., died April 11, 2004, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Bayboro, N.C., she was retired from H.C. Young Printing and was employed with Atlantic Litography. She was a member of Greater Metropolitan AME Zion Church.  She is survived by her husband, Frank H. Riddick Sr.; a daughter, Frankie Manley of Norfolk; a son, Frank H. Riddick Jr. of Gathersburg, N.C.; three grandchildren; two special friends, Charlene McLauren and Idonia Hobson; and a host of other relatives and friends.  A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at Greater Metropolitan AME Zion Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The remains will be ready for viewing Wednesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The family will assemble at the residence at 11 a.m. for the procession. The remains will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 13, 2004; pg. B6)

Carolyn Riggs

Carolyn Riggs, 75, of Alliance, died Tuesday, October 2, 2012. She was a lifelong member of the Broad Creek Christian Church, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Riggs. She is survived by four sons, Jeff Riggs and wife, Tammy of New Bern, Dale Riggs and wife, Theresa of Grantsboro, Kenny Riggs of Alliance, Will Riggs and wife, Sherry of Alliance; one daughter, Debbie L. Gaskins of Pinetops; two brothers, Mack Caton of Old Ford, Jack Caton of Bridgeton; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Friday, October 5 at the Broad Creek Christian Church with the Rev. Eddy Gabbert officiating. Interment followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends Thursday evening at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – October 10, 2012)

Edward Lee Riggs, Sr.

REELSBORO - Edward Lee Riggs Sr., 60, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He worked at Krechel & Riggs & Son Mill.  He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary Riggs; his parents, Ernest Lee and Mildred Riggs of Reelsboro; two sons, Edward Lee Riggs Jr. of Alliance and Ernest Bryan Riggs Sr. of Reelsboro; two sisters, Shirley Allen of Grantsboro and Bessie Rice of Arapahoe; and three grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 21, at Bridgeton-Purifoy Family Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Billy Hacker officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - April 20, 2011)

John D. Riggs

John D. Riggs, 88, of Akins in Craven County passed away on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.  Mr. Riggs was a native of the Florence Community in Pamlico County and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired as an aircraft mechanic and commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Lois Buck Riggs; three children, John D. Riggs Jr. and wife Linda of Florence, Barbara Riggs Barnhardt and husband Tony of Rockwell, and Lori Riggs Duzan and husband, Charlie of Antioch Road, New Bern; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located on Forest Drive in Trent Woods with Bishop Brent Norman officiating.  Services are entrusted to Hardee Mortuary Service, Wilmington.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, December 28, 2011)

Betty Marie Bennett Roach

Betty Marie Bennett Roach, 81, of Reelsboro passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at home.  She was a member of Reelsboro Christian Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Frank Roach.  She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Albert Roach; two sons, Dennis Roach and wife, Sarah, of Holly Springs and Scott Roach and wife, Sue, of Raleigh; one daughter, Patricia Mills and husband, Danny, of New Bern; brother, George Bennett of Stonewall; sister, Chaley Evans of Jacksonville, Ala; six grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, at Reelsboro Christian Church with Dr. Bob Cayton and the Rev. Riley Greene officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – July 31, 2013)

Dan Elworth Roach

CLAYROOT - Mr. Dan Elworth Roach, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.  The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. Roach, a native of Pamlico County, lived most of his life in the Clayroot community. He continued to make his home on the family farm throughout his life and farmed until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church near Ayden.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Maude Roach and a sister, Althea Venters.  Surviving, his wife of 61 years, Doris Boyd Roach; daughters, Patsy R. Forrest and husband, Ricky, of Clayroot and Sheryl R. Cayton of Black Jack; son, Bobby Roach and wife, Linda, of Hudson's Crossroads; sister, Mary Flannery of New Bern; brother-in-law, Melvin H. Boyd and wife, Doris, of Winterville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or Asera Care Hospice, P.O. Box 1645, Greenville, NC 27835.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - November 20, 2005)

Inez A. Robbins

Inez A. Robbins, 90, of South Pasadena, died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 1995) at Majestic Towers Health Center. Born in Pamlico County, N.C., she came here in 1984 from Coral Gables. She was a member of Pasadena Community Church and the Power Squadron in Silver Spring, Md. Survivors include two brothers, Calais Willis, Morehead City, N.C., and Dennis Willis, Arp, Texas; and three nieces, Kay Anderson, Clearwater, Karen Nobles, Morehead City, and Debbie Willis. Greensboro, N.C. Woodlawn Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.  (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - November 18, 1995; pg. 6)

Albert C. Roberts

GRANTSBORO - Albert C. Roberts, 85, died July 31, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pamlico County.  Burial arrangements will be conducted by Oakey's Funeral Home-North Chapel, Roanoke, Va.  Local arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, August 4, 2008)

Daisybell Green Roberts

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Daisybell Green Roberts, 77, died Monday, April 4, 2011.  She was a native of Oriental and a resident of New York since 1950.  Her funeral was held Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Rehoboth Cathedral , Brooklyn, N.Y. with the Rev. Gerald G. Seabrooks Sr. officiating.  She was survived by her mother, Marinda Green of Oriental; six daughters, Delores, Doris, Deborah, and Dale Roberts, Shirley Squires Beasley and Vicky Cooper; two sons, Bobby Roberts and Vernon Roberts; 23 grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Mattocks, Juanita Green, Mildred Squires and Laura Best.; and four brothers, Bobby Green, Billy Green, Robert Green and Teddy Green.  Arrangements were by James H. Willie Funeral Home, Brooklyn, N.Y.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – April 21, 2011)

Sylvia Gilgo Roberts

Sylvia Gilgo Roberts, 59, of Oriental, died Tuesday at Craven Regional Medical Center.She was a friend to many. She was a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church, Sanddollar Circle, Worship Committee and a substitute teacher for 30 years.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oriental United Methodist Church with Revs. Walter Graves and Stan Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Oriental Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Clyde Roberts Sr.; one son, Clyde Earl Roberts Jr. and wife Sandy of Wilmington; one daughter, Sheri R. Hale and husband Chris of Oriental; four brothers, Paul Gilgo of Walkertown, George Gilgo of Oriental, Jack Gilgo of Arapahoe and Jimmy Gilgo of Morehead City; four sisters, Blanche Bissette of Newport, Jane Bragg of Rocky Mount, Billie Anderson of LaGrange and Peggy Hutson of Greensboro; and one granddaughter, Kayla Ann Hale.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday night at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 30, 2005)

Herbert Wesley Robinson

Herbert Wesley Robinson, 91, recently of Savannah, GA and formerly of Naples, FL and New Bern, NC died Saturday, July 24, 2004 at Hospice Savannah.  Born in Pamlico County, North Carolina, Mr. Robinson retried as Operations Manager of Seashore Transportation Co. after 45 years of service. He was a member of the Doric Masonic Lodge No. 568, F & A.M.'s, since 1946 and a former member of Riverside United Methodist Church in New Bern, N.C. where he resided many years before moving to Naples, FL.  Mr. Robinson is survived by two daughters, Ann Benninghoff (Bill) and Linda Gail Hunter (Barrett); a step-daughter, Bonnie Johnson; two step-sons, Tom Mills and Wendell Mills; brothers, Wesley Robinson, Lesley Robinson, Daniel Robinson; a sister, Love Brittle; five grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Pollock Best Funeral Home in New Bern, NC at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2004 preceded by visitation from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery extension in New Bern, NC.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be given to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.  Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home.  (Savannah Morning News [Savannah, GA] - July 25, 2004; pg. B3)

Jacquelyn Ann Ensley Robinson

Jacquelyn “Ann” Ensley Robinson, 66, of Raleigh, NC passed away July 6, 2013.  Born of George and Jackie Ensley and raised in Bayboro, Ann graduated from Pamlico County High School, then attended North Carolina Wesleyan College, and graduated from The Harbargers Business School in Raleigh after which she worked until retirement with the State of North Carolina Comptrollers Office. Ann, who was born July 17, 1946 is survived by her husband Tom Robinson, one daughter Lyn Hammond (James), one son Michael (Jen), three grandsons, Mike, Miles, and Matthew, her mother Jackie, two brothers Ernie Ensley and George Ensley (Cindy). Graveside service was held Tuesday July 9, 2013 at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue. Memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, July 10, 2013)

Katie Bell Gordon Robinson

NEW BERN - Katie Bell Gordon Robinson, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was reared in Bayboro and graduated from Pamlico County Training School. She continued her education at Pace University and became a registered nurse. Her church affiliations included St. Paul Catholic Church and Neuse Boulevard Church of God.  Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. The interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  She is survived by her sister, Mamie Taylor of New Bern.  The family will receive friends at Oscar's Mortuary today, one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, December 26, 2010)

Patsy D. Robinson

ORIENTAL - Patsy D. Robinson, 72, died Monday, May 21, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She is survived by her husband, Lesley T. Robinson; one son, Lesley “Tom” Robinson and his wife, Judy Johnston Robinson, of Ashburn, Va.; one daughter, Judy Robinson Rash of Winston-Salem; one brother, Randolph Dismuke of Big Creek, Miss.; and two grandchildren, Michelle Robinson and Christopher Robinson, USMC.  A private graveside service will be held.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, May 21, 2007)

Constance Emory Rockwell

Constance "Connie" Linda Emory Rockwell of New Bern, N.C., left this earth to be with her Lord in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.  Born in Oriental, N.C., on July 15, 1933, to Charles and Malinda Bateman Emory, Connie spent most of her adult life helping run her and her husband's farm in Corinna, Maine, helping pick over a million dozen eggs a year. There she lived a simple life that warmly embraced the church and the nurturing of her family, before returning home to New Bern in 1982.  Connie will be remembered for the many loving years she spent serving her precious Lord, while always remembering her family and many others in prayer. She enjoyed the times spent in her husband's plane, looking at the scenery and fall foliage. She spent many hours working on the farm, and found such joy in caring for her children and grandchildren. Most of all she will be remembered for the unwavering love that accompanied every action, word and thought for those in her life. She was very self-sacrificing and was always giving and caring for others.  She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband of almost 61 years, Edgar Rockwell; sons, Eddie and Daniel; daughters, Lisa Parker and Wendy Waters; nine grandchildren: Sherri Nobles, Terri Martin, Valerie Dawson, Angela Foley, Garrett and Amanda Waters, Joshua Rockwell, Sam Rockwell and Juanita Pringle; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and four sisters, Inez Riley, Sara Purington, Beulah Duke and Annette Earp. Her family represents her indelible contribution to this world.  Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday between 5:30 and 7 p.m., just prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 10, 2013)

Kay W. Rogers

ORIENTAL - Kay W. Rogers, 71, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a certified financial planner, an enrolled agent to practice before IRS and a real estate broker under the Texas Department of Real Estate. In Oriental, she was a member of PAWS, a director and accountant for Village Gallery in Oriental, member of Sailing Club of Oriental (SCOO) and member of the Oriental Ladies Club.  She is survived by her husband, Harry "Buddy" Rogers; one son, John Worthington of Auburn, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Paige Groen of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.  A private memorial for family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August 27, 2010)

Harold Thomas Rolison

GRANTSBORO - Harold Thomas Rolison, 75, of Scott Store Road, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Carolina East Medical Center.  He was a member and deacon of New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his grandson, Justin Bryan Fornes.  He is survived by his wife, Mary P. Rolison; two daughters, Martha Gaskins and husband, Tim, of Grantsboro and Jenny Fornes and husband, Dale, of Grantsboro; one brother, Edward Rolison and wife, Josephine, of Dover, Del.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Doucette and husband, Michael, Kristen McFadden and husband, Todd, Warren Fornes, Jarod Fornes and Teresa Wiley and husband, Jamey; and four great-grandchildren, Jordon and Jacob Wiley, Trevor McFadden and Aiden Doucette.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jesse Crisp officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, May 16, 2009)

Irene Rolison

NEW BERN - Irene Rolison, 75, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She had worked for 25 years at the Pak-A-Sak grocery store in New Bern and was a member of The Church of God in Bridgeton.   Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Wimer officiating. Interment will follow at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro.   She is survived by her two sons, Monnie D. Rolison Jr. of New Bern and David Wayne Rolison of New Bern; one brother, Vernon Rolison of Fountain; two sisters, Esther Hardison of New Bern and Joyce Fornes of New Bern; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.   The family will receive friends just prior to the funeral from 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.   Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 21, 2012)

Joseph S. Rolison

Mr. Joseph S. Rolison, 81, of 10117-F Oakbrook Dr. died Aug. 3, 1989, at Mercy South Hospital. Funeral is 2:15 p.m. today at Williams-Dearborn Funeral Home, Matthews. Burial will be in Forest Lawn East Cemetery, Matthews. Visitation is 12:30 to 2 p.m. today.  Mr. Rolison, a Pamlico native, was a real estate broker and communications consultant. He formerly worked for New York Telephone Co. He was a member of the Bergenfield, N.J., Masonic Lodge.  Survivors are his wife, Elsie; sons, Frederick Rolison of Chicago, Robert Rolison; four grandchildren.  Memorials can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 5501 Executive Center Dr., Suite 109, Charlotte, N.C. 28212.  (The Charlotte Observer [Charlotte, NC] - August 5, 1989; pg. C6)

Mary Pipkin Rolison

GRANTSBORO - Mary Pipkin Rolison, 76, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at home.  She was a devoted member of New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church and was the church pianist for 40 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Thomas Rolison and grandson, Justin Fornes.  She is survived by her two daughters, Martha Rolison Gaskins and husband Tim, and Jenny Rolison Fornes and husband Dale, both of Grantsboro; five grandchildren, Jennifer Doucette and husband Michael, Kristen McFadden and husband Todd, Warren Fornes, Jarod Fornes and Teresa Wiley and husband Jamey; great-grandchildren, Trevor McFadden, Aiden Doucette, Jordan Wiley and Jacob Wiley.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and the Rev. Michael Roach officiating. Internment to follow immediately in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, November 2, 2011)

Carol Yvonne Rose

BAYBORO - Carol Yvonne Rose, 44, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Duke Medical Center.  She is survived by her son, Thomas Hardy of Fort Bragg; two daughters, Amber Powers of Reelsboro and Chelsey Bland of Bayboro; her parents, Olas and Betsy Rose of Wendell; brother, David Rose of Chocowinity; and five grandchildren.  Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Oriental cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, December 7, 2011)

Christopher Lee Rose

Christopher Lee Rose, 49, of Cape May, N.J., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Cape Regional Medical Center.  He graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1976 and was a commercial fisherman on the Kathy Rose.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardison and the Rev. John Mark Windley officiating. Burial will be in Celestial Memorial Gardens in Vandemere.   He is survived by his mother, Margaret Rose of Vandemere; his wife, Toni Rose; three sons, Josh Grassi, Christopher Rose and Jamie Rose; and one brother, Benny Rose Jr., all of Cape May, N.J.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 19, 2008)

Olaf Vernon Rose

BAYBORO - Olaf Vernon Rose, 85, of Bayboro died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service is planned for Tuesday, 11 am, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Kenneth Dixon and Garland Holliday officiating with burial in Lowland Community Cemetery.  He is survived by his widow, Dorothy Rose; son, O.V. Rose, Jr. of Wendell; daughter, Wanda Brothers Atkinson of New Bern; sister, Ellen Holbrook of Camden, Ohio; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Delmer E. Ross
[Nov, 18, 1926 - Nov. 3, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Nov. 2001)

Vance L. Ross

KILL DEVIL HILLS -- Vance L. Ross, 76, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Thursday, September 12, 2002, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Ross, born in Bath, NC, was a commercial fisherman until moving to Nags Head in the late 1940s. He managed the Colonial Inn Motel and Outer Banks Motor Lodge until he retired in 1988. After retirement, he went back to commercial fishing until his death.  He was a charter member of the Nags Head Fire Department and served as President and Vice President. He helped build the first fire station in Nags Head and served on the Board of Adjustments and Planning Board for Nags Head. He was the widower of the late Mildred Jarvis Ross. Mr. Ross is survived by two daughters, Amber Carawan and husband, Cleron, of Wanchese, NC, April Buske and husband, Paul, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a son, Donnie Ross and wife, Donna, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a sister, Iva Lange of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Bobby Ross of Virginia Beach, VA, and Junior Ross of Columbus, GA; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Sunday, September 15, 2002, with the Rev. Herbert Hemmingway officiating.  Burial was at the Lowland Community Cemetery, Lowland, NC, on Monday.  The family will receive friends at the residence at 104 St. Clair Road, Baum Bay, Kill Devil Hills.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 19, 2002)

Alva Feta Rowe

Alva Feta Rowe, 83, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 17, 2003. She was born and lived her life in Lowland, North Carolina.  Her last three years, she enjoyed in Britthaven Nursing Home in Alliance. Her life was one devoted to being a mother to her four children and a loving wife to the late Blain Sylvester Rowe.  Her children are: Jesse Orvic Rowe of Snohomish, Washington, Samuel Langston Rowe of Juneau, Alaska, Blaney Rowe of Arapahoe, North Carolina and Feta Ann Webb of Port Richey, Florida. There are 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Frances Bruce of Hudson Falls, New York.  The family had a visitation on Sunday, July 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm at New Life Praise and Worship Ministries in Grantsboro, North Carolina.  A graveside service was held Monday, July 21, 4 pm, in the Watson Cemetery in Lowland.  Funeral arrangements are being taken care of by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, North Carolina.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

H. L. Rowe

BAYBORO - H.L. Rowe, 80, died Tuesday, April 12 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Thursday, April 14, 11 am, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Owen Peele and the Rev. Robert Yates officiating. Burial was in Celestial Memorial Gardens in Vandemere.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, Gideons, Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331 and worked as a dairy farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Selma P. Rowe; two sons, Roger N. Rowe of New Bern and Lawrence A. Rowe of Bayboro; two daughters, Barbara R. Walker of Bayboro and Lori R. Tyndall of Alliance; two sisters, Trixie R. Potter of Alliance and Phoebe R. Barnette of New Bern; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Hannah Jewell Rowe
[Aug. 18, 1898 - Dec. 31, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Jan. 13, 1999; pg. 18)

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