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Mildred Cahoon Silverthorn

WHORTONSVILLE - Mildred Cahoon Silverthorn, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Whortonsville with the Rev. Owen Peele officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Silverthorn was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Silverthorn, and her son’s wife, Mary Silverthorn.  She is survived by a son, David of Whortonsville; a daughter, Debbie Godwin and husband, Randy, of Whortonsville; one brother, Ernest Cahoon of Marietta, Ga.; one sister, Ann Fourspring of Hendersonville, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Jay Godwin and Eddie Godwin.  The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, just prior to the service. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations of Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, August 18, 2007)

Jo Silverthorne

WHORTONSVILLE - Jo Silverthorne, 73, died Wednesday, April 6 at her home. She was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 9 at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Owen Peele and Dr. Burkett Raper officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.  She was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by one son, Andy Silverthorne of Fuquay-Varina; two daughters, Rhonda Scott of Whortonsville and Jo Helen Johnson of Seven Springs; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Ariana Ny'Chole & Kaliyah Amani Simmons

Ariana Ny'Chole Simmons,3, and Kaliyah Amani Simmons, 20 months. died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at their residence in Cameron, N.C.  Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters with the Rev. Lawrence Simmons officiating.  Burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery.  They are survived by their parents Echo Squires Simmons of Cameron and Dupree Simmons of Reelsboro; sisters Janaya Squires of the home and Nylea Simmons of Bridgeport, Conn.; maternal grandmother Gwendolyn Squires of Sanford, N.C. paternal grandparents Leonard and Bertha Simmons of Reelsboro; maternal great grandparents, James Squires and Glenda Ollison Squires New Bern; paternal great grandmother, Nannie Simmons Garrison of Bayboro; paternal great grandparents Clinton and Earleen Saunders of Alliance; paternal great-great grandmother Mamie Willis; maternal great- great grandmother Mae Gregory of Henderson, N.C.; paternal great-great grandparents, Clinton and Maggie Saunders Sr. of Oriental.  The family will receive friends at the home of Leonard and Bertha Simmons 111 Bay Tree Way Reelsboro.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 19, 2008)

Clyde Taylor Simmons

Clyde Taylor Simmons, 69, retired supervisor for The Washington Star and a Washington resident for the past 60 years, died of a heart attack Saturday while fishing on the Rappahannock River in Topping, Va.  Born in Bayboro, N.C., Mr. Simmons moved here with his family at an early age. He graduated from Armstrong High School.  He began working for the Washington Star in 1935 and was a supervisor of paper handlers when he retired in 1975 for reasons of health. He was a member of the Van Buren United Methodist Church in Washington and a former member of the Ebnezer United Methodist Church here.  Survivors include his wife, Ada B., of Washington; a son, Maurice C., of Charlottesville; five sisters, Nicey Reavies, Juanita B. Brown, Eula M. Gainous and Venus E. Simmons, all of Washington, and Emma V. Limber of Victorville, Calif., and a brother, David C. Simmons of Wasilla, Alaska.  The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Van Buren United Methodist Church Building Fund, 35 Van Buren St., NW, Washington, or to the American Heart Association. (The Washington Post [Washington, DC] - August 21, 1980; pg. C6)

Earnest Ray Simmons

Mr. Earnest Ray Simmons, 74, of 260 Harvey Hamlet, Washington, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. William Guilford officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery, Edward.  Mr. Simmons was born in Pamlico County on June 6, 1934. He was the son of the late Maggie Simmons Blango. He was a member of Deeper Life Ministries.  Survivors include three sisters, Helen Simmons of Washington, D.C., Carolyn York of Mason City, Iowa, and Alice F. Williams of Clinton, Md.; and four brothers, Elbert Blango and Leon Blango, both of Washington, D.C., and Elijah Blango and James R. Blango, both of Kinston.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, August 30, 2008)

Franklin Thomas Simpson

Franklin “Fig” Thomas Simpson, 51, of Arapahoe died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos Simpson. He is survived by his wife, Liz S. Simpson; his mother, Pearl Simpson Hargett; his son, Jason T. Simpson; his daughter, Kari S. Snyder; son-in-law, Josh Snyder; three brothers, Kenneth Simpson, Danny Simpson, and Rev. Grady Simpson; one sister, Margaret Patterson; and one grandchild, Kayleigh Pearl Snyder. A graveside service was held June 5 at Sandhill Cemetery with Dr. Ronnie Aycock and the Rev. David Cauley officiating. The family received friends and relatives Monday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News - June 6, 2012)

Laura Cowell Simpson

Laura Cowell Simpson, 85, of Stonewall died March 8 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by two sons, William “Billy” Bryan Simpson, III and Wayne Allen Simpson; five daughters, Daisy Duncan, Jackie Houston, Margaret Henries, Laura Love Simpson and Dorothy “Dot” Armstrong; three brothers, Frank Cowell, Steve Cowell and Timothy Cowell; one sister, Connie Lewis; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 11 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Angie Bell officiating. Interment followed immediately in Paul Cemetery, Silverhill. The family received friends and relatives Saturday night at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 14, 2012)

Nina Ruth Hooker Simpson

Nina Ruth Hooker Simpson, 85, of South Goose Creek Road, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating. Interment will follow in Simpson Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, November 9, 2010)

Ruth Hunnings Simpson

Ms. Ruth Hunnings Simpson, 83, of Grantsboro, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, with the Rev. Charles Hardison officiating. Burial will follow in Paul Cemetery, Silverhill.  Ms. Simpson was a member of Faith Christian Church.  Survivors include two sons, Danny Perry of Lowland and Fred Simpson of New Bern; two daughters, Ellen Jones of Jones Island, S.C., and Tammy Stowe of Grantsboro; one brother, Alfred Hunnings of Greenville, S.C.; one sister, Alice Fuhr of Olympia; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 10, 2009)

Louise Cropper Sinnott

Louise Cropper Sinnott, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 1995, in her residence from lung cancer.  A homemaker, she was born in Vandemere, N.C., on Oct. 17, 1913, and had resided in Virginia Beach since 1973. During World War II, Mrs. Sinnott served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, achieving the rank of captain. She served in the defense of Pearl Harbor and was on active duty from 1937 until 1945. She received the Asiatic Pacific Service Ribbon with Bronze Star and the American Defense Service Ribbon.  For 51 years she was the loving wife of Capt. Robert E. Sinnott, USN retired. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Michael E. Sinnott and his wife, Jean of Virginia Beach, and Christopher J. Sinnott and his wife, Ann Morgan of Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Sinnott is also survived by a granddaughter, Jennifer Louise Sinnott. We will miss you mother.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Jack Austin of First Christian Church, Norfolk, in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Sentara Hospice Program.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - September 23, 1995; pg. B5)

Alma Mae Potter Sirmons

NEW BERN - Alma Mae Potter Sirmons passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, at her home. She was born September 11, 1932, in Lowland, to Tilden Green Potter and Eva Credle Potter. Alma was one of three brothers and three sisters, as well as another boy raised as a brother, all of whom predeceased her. Her son, Ronnie Wayne Hollowell, also predeceased her.  She married Grover Edward Sirmons in 1969 and they enjoyed life in their home on the Neuse River as avid golfers at the Minnesott Golf & Country Club. After the love of her life passed away in 1999, she moved to New Bern. Alma was energetic all of her life and worked many years at the Sagner Sewing Room where she organized and lead the union. She worked at Wal-Mart in New Bern for 13 years where she was known for her ready smile and helpfulness. She was a past president and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary 2514 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  She is survived by Grover's son, her stepson, Richard, as well as many nephews and nieces. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Pollock-Best Chapel. The family will receive friends for an hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, August 12, 2012)

Beatrice Hawkins Sisk

ALLIANCE - Beatrice Hawkins Sisk, 86, died Nov. 29, 2000, at Craven Regional Medical Center.   Mrs. Sisk was a member of West Asheville Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by one daughter, Peggy S. Wooster of Pamlico three grandchildren, Dawn Pollock and husband Tim of New Bern, Herbert E. Wooster and wife Carrie of Stonewall and Lynn Wooster of Oriental and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Pollock, James H. Wooster and Amber Wooster.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pamlico County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515 or Pamlico County Senior Citizens Alzhemier's, P.O. Box 184, Alliance, NC 28509.  Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.  (Asheville Citizen-Times [Asheville, NC] - December 1, 2000; pg. B7)

Cora Lee Pearson Skinner

Cora Lee Pearson Skinner, 63, of the 200 block of Bedford Court, died March 8, 1998, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk.  Born in Bayboro, N.C., she was a self-employed private duty nurse retiring after 25 years of service. She was a past member of Holy Light Church of Deliverance, Portsmouth, and a former minister of Holy Light Church of Deliverance.  Survivors include her husband of 44 years, William Skinner Sr.; two daughters, Belinda Skinner of Portsmouth, Alethea Skinner Jones of Norfolk; two sons, William M. Skinner Jr. and Arnold Skinner, both of Portsmouth; three sisters, Mary Jackson of Pahokee, Fla., Janice Perry of Chesapeake, Marjorie Devone of Queens, N.Y.; two brothers, Carl Pearson, David Pearson, both of Portsmouth; a stepbrother, Andrew King Sr. of Portsmouth; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a god-child, Bobby Ray Cooper Jr. of Portsmouth; a daughter-in-law, Juanita Skinner of Portsmouth; an aunt, Nannie Bee Squires of Bayboro, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Rosetta Lewis Pearson and the Rev. C.C. Pearson.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in New First Baptist Church Taylorsville, Portsmouth, by the Rev. T.M. Steele. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon today. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. today. The family will be at her residence and at 1081 Clements Ave., Norfolk. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday for the procession to the church.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 11, 1998; pg. B8)

McDonald N. Slade

McDonald N. Slade, 80, of the 6100 block of Knotts Creek Lane, a former resident of Merritt, N.C., died July 25 in Obici Hospital.  Mr. Slade was a retired Merchant Marine seaman.  He is survived by a daughter, Margaret S. Gutelius of Suffolk; two sisters, Florence Moore and Lettie Mayo; and a brother, Mayhew Slade, all of Pamlico County, N.C.; three grandchildren; two nephews; and one niece.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church in Merritt, N.C. Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. in Norris Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 27, 1994; pg. B2)

Minnie Caraway Slade

REELSBORO - Minnie Caraway Slade, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Concord Christian Church, Florence.  Graveside funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Concord Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Cayton officiating.  She is survived by one son, H.W. Slade Jr. of Reelsboro; one daughter, Mammie Banks of New Bern; one sister, Gladys Barbour of Beaufort; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 3, 2005)

Charles H. Slauter, Jr.

ORIENTAL - Charles H. Slauter Jr., 88, of Oriental, N.C., beloved husband, father and friend, passed away, Aug. 9, 2012.  Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Nancy Lee Slauter; daughter, Mary Slauter of Arlington, Texas; son, Mark Slauter and wife, Margaret of Providence Forge, Va.; brother, John W. Slauter, Chardon, Ohio; and a special friend, Sara Lee of Arlington, Texas.  He graduated from Ohio State University in 1948 and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. After graduation, he started a career with Pratt & Lambert Paint Company and retired in 1989 as Vice President of the Eastern Sales Division.  Charles was an avid sailor his entire life. He was a parishioner of the Oriental United Methodist Church and a member of the choral group. Chuck was an advocate of education and actively participated in a tutoring program for the Pamlico County Schools.  A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Oriental United Methodist Church, Oriental, N.C.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 15, 2012)

Amanda S. Smith

REELSBORO - Amanda S. Smith, 84, of 17 Kelly Road, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at her residence.  She was a native of Bayboro and was formerly employed in the maintenance department at the Pamlico County Health Department and Court House. She served as a choir member and usher at Antioch United Church of Christ.  Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at Antioch United Church of Christ, with the Rev. James E. Heath officiating. Burial will be in the Sawyer Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her three daughters, Virginia Smith and Belle Bryant of the home and Jeanette Smith of Bayboro; two sons, Johnnie Smith of Bayboro and Donald Smith of New Bern; three sisters, Mary Smith of Bayboro, and Inez Watson and Katie Jones of Maribel; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church Friday one hour prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, May 6, 2009)

George Smith

BAYBORO – George Smith, 76, of Bayboro died Thursday, April 8 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2 pm, at Antioch United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Heath, pastor, officiating with burial in the Sawyer Cemetery.  He is survived by his widow, Amanda Smith of the home; sons, Donald Smith, Johnny Smith, George Bryant and James Bryant, all of New Bern; daughters, Janet Smith, Virginia Smith and Bell Smith, all of Bayboro; brother, Elijah "Eli" Smith of New Bern; sister, Mary S. Roy of Philadelphia, PA; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary of New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2004)

Gladys Glover Smith

Gladys "Sam" Glover Smith, 54, of Grantsboro, NC died May 2, 2005 at New Bern Health Care Center. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Throughout all her illness she always made you smile. Graveside funeral will be held at 12:00 pm, May 5, 2005 in Rock of Zion Church Cemetery in Grantsboro with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Stanley smith, Jr.; four children, Cindy Bennett and her husband, Bud Bennett, of New Bern, Larry Glover and wife, Windy, of Arapahoe, Robert Smith, III and wife, Janice, of Grantsboro and Lisa Peele and husband, Robbie, of Aurora; three sisters, Bobbie Pettis of Selma, Minnie Harrell of South Carolina and Laverne Forne of Selma; five brothers, Ivy Cannon of Bridgeton, Nathan Cannon of South Carolina, Johnny Cannon of Jacksonville, NC, Frank Cannon of Morehead city and P.G. Cannon of Selma; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, May 4 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The family would like to thank Home Health of Pamlico and all of the caring doctors and nurses at Craven Regional Medical Center during our mother's illness. We especially would like to thank Clemant Ned, jr. for all he did for her. We love you and you will always be a part of our family. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2005)

Hubert Hearn Smith

Mr. Hubert Hearn Smith, 86, born June 21, 1921, in Oriental, died Tuesday evening at home after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Norma Spruill Smith; a son, James A. Smith of Clayton; a brother, Thomas W. Smith of Oriental; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Smith was predeceased by his parents, Mr. William John Smith Jr. and Mrs. Olive Hearn Smith, and a son, Hubert Hearn Smith Jr.  Mr. Smith was a member of Oriental Rotary Club for over 50 years and a deacon in the First Baptist Church for 13 years and church treasurer for over 25 years. During World War II, Mr. Smith was a navigator with a B-17 bomber crew and flew 50 missions over Germany. After the war, he returned to Oriental to work with his father and brother, at W.J. Smith and Sons. He was also postmaster in Oriental for several years prior to his retirement in 1985.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oriental First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Bowen and the Rev. Murray Ethridge officiating. Burial will be in Oriental Cemetery with military honors by Pamlico County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and other times at his residence, 304 Broad Street, Oriental.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Homes and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, December 13, 2007)

Ida Mae Johnson Smith

Ida Mae "Ike" Johnson Smith, 98, of 99 Park Avenue, Mesic, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was born in the Maribel community of Pamlico County and resided in Mesic for over 60 years. She was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church and was formerly employed in the seafood industry.  The funeral will be held at noon Friday, March 28, 2008, at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. C.A. Felton Jr. and the Rev. Theron Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Charles Smith of Mesic; two daughters, Minnie Lee Williams of Long Island, N.Y., and Ruth Smith of South Ozone Park, N.Y.; one brother, John W. Johnson of Mesic and one sister, Alice Parker of Mesic; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.   The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 26, 2008)

John F. Smith

Mr. John F. Smith, 58, a resident of Britthaven of Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mount Calvary United Holy Church, Washington, with pastor Rickie Battle officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Smith was born in Pamlico County on Nov. 4, 1948. He was the son of Josephine Gibbs Smith and the late John Oliver Smith. He was a 1967 graduate of Pamlico Central High School in Stonewall. On Dec. 15, 1978, he married Florence Ann Keyes Smith, who preceded him in death March 17, 2005. He was employed with Robert Griffin Piping Co. He was a member of Mount Calvary United Holy Church, Washington.  Survivors include one daughter, Krisha Ann Keyes of Washington; one son, Kelvin Latef’ Keyes of Philadelphia, Pa.; six sisters, Ann Amicy of Brooklyn, N.Y., Wilma Jones and Virginia Smith, both of Mesic, Levern Roberson of Cash Corner, Lavendar Smith and Marina Cole, both of James City; one god sister, Nan Beasley of Maribel; five brothers, Samuel Smith and Hubert Smith, both of Aurora, Hildrew Smith of Providence, R.I., Oliver Smith of Rocky Mount and Charles Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Smith and Carletta Smith and four brothers, Hilton Smith, William Smith, Joseph Smith and Kenneth Smith.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home of his daughter, 514 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Saturday, September 29, 2007)

Lamb Smith, III

GRANTSBORO - Lamb Smith III, 67, of 635 Keystown Road, Grantsboro, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a native of Pamlico County and attended the county school system. He was employed as a truck driver for many years in New York.  The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2008, at New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Laurence Simmons officiating.  He is survived by his father, Lamb Smith Jr. of the home; nine sons, Paul Smith of Long Island, N.Y., Gary Smith of Greensboro, Tony Smith and Pshawn Smith, both of Long Island, N.Y., Leonard Smith and Christopher Smith of Georgia, Kenneth Griffin of Long Island, N.Y., Lamb Boyd of New Bern, Jeff Smith of Long Island, N.Y.; five daughters, Denise Smith of Middle Island, N.Y., Shelia Smith, Karen Smith and Lisa Smith of Long Island, N.Y., and Deidre Smith of Virginia; three brothers, Jerry Willis of Alliance, Milton Davis of Bayboro and Warren Smith of New Bern; two sisters, Juanita Riggins and Sircora Smith, both of Grantsboro; 27 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 26, 2008)

Larry Tillman Smith
[February 20, 1962 - January 1, 2014]

Larry Tillman Smith, 51, of Bayboro died Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at home.  He attended Pamlico United Methodist Church.  He is survived by two daughters, Jessica Anne Smith of Anapolis, Maryland and Christine Marie Smith of Richmond, Virginia; parents, John & Mary Anne Donovan of Bayboro; two brothers, Michael Lawrence Smith of Woodbine, Maryland and Steven Wayne Smith of Baltimore, Maryland; and two sisters, Cynthia Anne Nagel of Shelbyville, Delaware and Sherry Lee Kaliszewski of Hamstead, NC.  His memorial service will be held at a later date.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Lisa Collins Smith

ARAPAHOE - Lisa Paulette Collins Smith, 51, of 315 Martin Road, Arapahoe, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  She was a graduate of the Pamlico County High School and was employed as a seafood processor with Sheryl's Seafood. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Zion M. B. Church and served as a choir member.  Her funeral will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church, 97 Martin Road, with the Rev. Armandez Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Lenwood Ray Smith of Oriental; son, Jeremy Smith of the home; mother, Mary Elizabeth Thomas and father, Ben Thomas, both of Arapahoe; and one sister, Stephanie Thomas of Chapel Hill, N.C.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Edna Collins, 319 Martin Road. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the church an hour prior to the service.   (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, August 17, 2011)

Lovie Saunders Smith

ORIENTAL - Lovie Saunders Smith, 91, 3896 Kershaw Road, died Sunday at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was a member of Holt's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church serving as musician and member of Gospel Voices. Her community involvement included membership in Bay Star Chapter No. 48 OES and assisting community churches as a musician. She was employed in the seafood industry.  Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters with the Rev. L. Shannon Sabsook officiating. Burial will follow in the Ganus Cemetery, Arapahoe.  She is survived by her two sons, Lenwood Ray Smith of Oriental and the Rev. Kenneth Smith of Grifton; one daughter, Hattie S. Davis of Oriental; one sister, Geraldine Aldridge of New Bern; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at the residence.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 13, 2011)

Maxine L. Hayes Smith

Our most precious and loving mother, Maxine L. Hayes Smith, 90, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 4, 2000. Born in Oriental, N.C., she was the widow of Charles Daughtry Hayes and James R. Smith. She was a Baptist by faith.  Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn H. and Ralph Everton of Norfolk, Ann H. and Tommy Smith of Chesapeake; a son, Charles S. Hayes of Norfolk; a sister, Shirley Baum of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Vina Lou Hayes of Virginia Beach. She was predeceased by a son, James W. Hayes; a daughter-in-law, Barbara T. Hayes; and a grandson, Stephen L. Hayes.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Charles Snead. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - February 6, 2000; pg. B6)

Pauline H. Smith

LOWLAND - Pauline H. Smith, 73, died Tuesday, August 31 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Saturday, 1 pm, in Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, WV.  She is survived by her son, Foster Watts, Jr. of Bayboro; daughter, Roxanne Watts Paul of Alliance; two sisters, Maxine Kneval of Baltimore, MD and Reva Shirley of Keyser, WV; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Vernon Watts, Sr., and two sons, Troy Lee Watts and Wesley J. Watts.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 2, 2005)

Peggy Ann Clark Smith

NEW BERN - Peggy Ann Clark Smith, 64, of 107 Theodore Lane, New Bern, died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was born in Aurora and was formerly employed in the Maintenance Department of Texas Gulf and Craven Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon, Tuesday at St. Hooker M. B. Church with the Rev. Cecil Brown and Rev. Virginia Smith officiating. Burial follows in Whitehurst Creek Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, James E. Clark of Greensboro and daughter, Brenda Liverman of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, Chester Acklin of Missouri, Hal Alfred Clark of New York, Willie Clark, Jr. of Washington, Curtis Lee Clark of New York, N.Y., Tommy Redell Clark of Washington; sisters, Beulah Mae O'Neal, New York, N.Y., Delores Clark of Aurora and Patricia Ann Bryant of Aurora; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her sister, Patricia Bryant, at  4709 Mary's Chapel Rd., Aurora. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and at the church an hour prior to the service.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, January 26, 2011)

Reece Smith, Jr.

Reece Smith, Jr., 72, of Grantsboro died Sunday, Aug. 17, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Bridgeton Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor McDowell of Grantsboro; a stepson of Bridgeton; and one sister, Lillie Mae Davis.  The family will receive friends at Pollock-Best Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – August 23, 2008)

Roy Macleavon Smith, Jr.

Roy "Bobo" Macleavon Smith Jr., 41, of 148 Park Ave., Bayboro, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in New Jersey.  He was a 1987 graduate of Pamlico County High School and was employed as a commercial fisherman with Smith & Smith Inc.  His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters, 855 N.C. 306 North, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating. Burial will be in the Clyde Smith Sr. Cemetery, in Mesic. He is survived by his father, Royal M. Smith Sr., and mother, Hazel Gibbs Smith of the home; three sons, Devon Smith of Durham, Johnathan Smith and Jerimiah Smith of Whitesboro, N.J.; and one brother, Jamie L. Smith of the home. Viewing will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Oscar's Mortuary and from noon to 1:45 p.m. Monday, at the New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters, prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 28, 2009)

Sally Mason Smith

Sally Mason Smith, 81, of Morehead City, died Friday, December 4 [2009] at Carolina East Medical Center.  Mrs. Smith was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church of Morehead City.  Services were held December 7 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Grubbs officiating.  Interment followed in Bayview Cemetery.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Smith and a grandson, Patrick Smith.  The family received friends December 6 at Munden Funeral Home.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – no date)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

 Theodore Roosevelt Smith

ORIENTAL - Theodore "Sonny Boy" Roosevelt Smith, 79, of 1301 N.C. 55 East, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his residence.  He was a graduate of the 1949 class of Pamlico County Training School. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 238. He was employed by Gar-land Fulcher Seafood and captain of the Johnny Boy.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church, Oriental, with Demetrius Williams officiating and the Rev. Victor Smith, eulogist. The burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery with military honors.  He is survived by his wife, Emma Louise Brown Smith of the home; three sons, the Rev. Victor Smith of Grantsboro, and Terry Smith and Tyrone Smith, both of Oriental; four daughters, Sandra Smith of Orien-tal, Evangeline Radford of Adelphi, Md., Freda Hargett of Oriental and Karen Moore of Aurora; 12 grand-children; and 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 9 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – May 2, 2010)

Timothy Eugene Smith

Timothy "Timbo" Eugene Smith, 39, of 509 W. Main St., Whitesboro, N.J., died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in New Jersey.  He was a 1988 graduate of Pamlico County High School and was employed as a commercial fisherman with Smith & Smith Inc.  His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2009, at New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters, 855 N.C. 306 North in Grantsboro, with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating. Burial will be in the Clyde L. Smith Sr. Cemetery, in Mesic.  He is survived by his wife, Carinna S. Smith of Whitesboro, N.J.; his parents, Royal M. Smith Sr. and Hazel Gibbs Smith, both of Mesic; his three sons, La Timothy Smith of Greensboro, Timahl Smith and Clint Smith, both of Whitesboro, N.J.; three daughters, Ashlee Smith and Nichole Smith, both of Arapahoe, and Timia Smith of Whitesboro, N.J.; and one brother, Jamie L. Smith of Mesic.  Viewing will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Oscar's Mortuary and from noon to 1:45 p.m. Monday at the New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters in Grantsboro, prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 28, 2009)

Williams Rogers Smith

William Rogers Smith, 84, of the Mesic community died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a native of Pamlico County and was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board and was a Sunday school teacher and senior choir member. His community involvement included membership in the E. R. Dudley Lodge # 78 and the Angelic Gospel Chorus. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retiree of NADEP, Cherry Point.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. C.A. Felton Jr. officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Flossie Smith of the home; two daughters, Ellen Bernice Jordan of Boston and Helen R. Cox of New Bern; one sister, Zulener Credle of Mesic; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 9390 N.C. Highway 304, Mesic. Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, April 17, 2008)

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