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Anthony Craig Badger, Jr.
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, July 15, 2009)

Annetta Carawan Bagley

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Annetta C. Bagley, 68, of the 900 block of Shillelagh Road, Chesapeake, Va., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. She was a native of Lowland.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, in the Chesapeake Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments by the Rev. William Hoggard II and the Rev. Norman March.  She is survived by her husband, Fred Bagley; four sons; three sisters; two brothers, including Jimmy Carawan of Bayboro; and six grandchildren.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, November 29, 2007)

Kirt Richard Bailey

NEW BERN - Kirt Richard Bailey, 31, of 1715 U.S. 17 North, Lot 40, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.  He was a native of Jamaica and was employed in food service.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in the Hudnell Family Cemetery in Bayboro.  He is survived by his mother and father, Audley Bailey of New York and Patricia Nelson of Jamaica; wife, Shernique Green Bailey of the home; two sons, Antonia Bailey of Jamaica and Jah-siah Kirt Bailey of the home; one daughter, Robin Skye Bailey of Philadelphia, Pa.; and five sisters, Keisha McKenzie of New York; Peta Gaye Bailey, Serita Bailey, Angela Bailey and Christine Bailey, all of Jamaica.  Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Don Brown Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, October 29, 2011)

Marlene Lupton Baker

Marlene Lupton Baker, 70, of Britthaven of Pamlico, formerly of Lowland, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center.   She was a member of Lowland Church of Christ.   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating.   She is survived by her sister, Mildred L. "Duckie" Carawan of Lowland.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, April 5, 2009)

Phyllis Leary Fulford Baker

Phyllis Leary Fulford Baker, 68, of Alliance died Friday, June 20, 2008 at Two River Health Care Center in New Bern.  She is survived by one son, Tim Fulford of Pantego; two daughters, Lori Johnson of Bayboro and Rosemary Fulford of Grantsboro; brother, Tony Leary of Bridgeton; sister, Peggy Branch of Washington, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 tonight. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Owen Lupton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service and at other times at the home of Rosemary Fulford, 586 Prescott Road, New Bern, NC.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, June 24, 2008)

Richard Byron Baker

ORIENTAL - Richard “Dick” Byron Baker passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 29, 2007, at home. Born Oct. 16, 1941, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Robert Baker and the late Lois H. Baker.  He was the husband of Judith L. Baker for 43 years. He also leaves behind his two sons, M. Bradley Baker and wife, Sandra, and their children, Austin, Tyler and Madison of Cincinnati, Ohio, and William K. Baker and wife, Amy, and their children, Emma, Eric and Amanda of South Bend, Ind.; one daughter, Sarah Lee Still and husband, Todd, of Kellogg, Idaho; his sister, Mary Ann Cohen and husband, Buddy, and nephew, Alex, of Birmingham, Ala.; and niece, K.C. Cohen of Columbia, S.C.; and brother-in-law, Robert Kabbes and wife, Diane, and nephews, Kyle, Christopher and Connor, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dick was an elder at Pamlico Presbyterian Church and volunteered at Hope Clinic. He enjoyed his family, fishing and gardening.  The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pamlico Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul Owens officiating.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, July 30, 2007)

Robert Eugene Baker

ORIENTAL - Robert "Bob" Eugene Baker, 55, of 22569 Hwy 55 East, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association.  He is survived by his wife, Irma P. Baker; five sons, Robert Baker of Tucson, Ariz., Raymond Baker of Vanceboro, George Baker of Savannah, Ga., Rodney Baker of Huntsville, Ark., and Mickey Baker of Grantsboro; two daughters, Angel Cayton of Vanceboro and Elnah Baker of the home; one brother, Peter Baker of Newbury, Vt.; and five grandchildren.  The family will hold a memorial service on Wednesday afternoon, March 3, at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, March 2, 2010)

Calvin Ballance

Calvin "Buddy" Ballance, 59, of the 4000 block of Tanglewood Trail, passed away at his home Aug. 10, 2004. He was born in Lowland, N.C. and preceded in death by his father, Dave Ballance; his mother, Velma Midyette Gibson; and a brother, Larry Ballance.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Eileen Ballance; loyal companion, "Binky;" five daughters, Michelle Jeffries, Candice Ballance, Chrissy Reed, Kimberly Hawkins and Becky Artley; three sons, Glenn Jones, Preston Hawkins and Charles Bancroft; a stepfather, Kenneth Gibson; three sisters, Gloria Nanney and husband Joe and Patsy Leary, all of Chesapeake, and Janice Ireland of Aurora, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the residence with the Rev. Jasper Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends at the home. A special thanks to Warren Furlough and Southland T.V. and staff whom he loved.  The Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - August 12, 2004; pg. B4)

Dave Taylor Ballance

LOWLAND - Dave Taylor Ballance, 81, of 5404 Lowland Road died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lowland Community Cemetery with Jessie Foreman officiating.  He is survived by one son, Calvin Ballance of Chesapeake, Va.; three daughters, Janice Ireland of Aurora, Gloria Nanney of Chesapeake, Va., and Patsy Leary of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Foy Ballance of Everglades, Fla.; two sisters, Helen Fields of Portsmouth, Va., and Mamie Twiford of Lowland; 16 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - 2002?)

Doris Jean Ballance

LOWLAND - Doris Jean Ballance, 72, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Ireland; two sons, Kenney Ballance of Aurora and Greg Ballance of Lowland; one daughter, Lynn Ballance of Lowland; one sister, Betty Brewer of Central Point, Ore.; and four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Ballance Cemetery in Lowland, with the Rev. John Carrawan officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 4406 Lowland Road, Lowland.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 6, 2010)

Joseph Derek Ballance

Joseph Derek Ballance, 22, of Stonewall died, Sunday, June 15, 2008.  He was an avid hunter, a gunsmith and enjoyed working on cars.  He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Ballance Jr., and paternal grandfather, Vernell Ballance Sr.  He is survived by his mother, Lois Ballance, and her fiancée Ralph Lee; maternal grandparents, Tommy and Nancy Allen of Bayboro; paternal grandmother, Doris Jean Ballance Ireland of Lowland; brother, Daryl Ballance of the home; uncles, Billy Allen of New Port Richey, Fla., Greg Ballance of Lowland, Kenny Ballance of Campbell Creek, Aurora; and aunt, Lynn Ballance of Lowland.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating. Interment to follow immediately in Ballance Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, June 19, 2008)

Lawrence Graham Ballance
[Sept. 10, 1915 - Feb. 20, 2005]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Feb. 2005)

Calvin Coolidge Ballard

ORIENTAL - Calvin Coolidge Ballard, 87, of Oriental, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at home.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ballard; his stepdaughters, Theresa White, Susan Rodgers and Jennifer Curtis, all of Virginia; his stepson, William Grinnan of Virginia; one sister, Laurel Crew of Smithfield, Virginia; and five grandchildren.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 29, 2011)

Betsy Ruth Paul Banks

Mrs. Betsy Ruth Paul Banks, 67, of Grantsboro, died Friday, November 18, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Banks graduated from James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1959 and practiced as a Registered Nurse until her death. She earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing at Eastern Carolina University and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing. Mrs. Banks worked as a nurse in a number of facilities in North and South Carolina including Baker Hospital, Medical University of SC, and St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, S.C., St. Luke Hospital, Pamlico County Community College, Merci and Hope Clinics in North Carolina. She worked in a five-year research program for the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute to study heat stress in migrant workers in eastern North Carolina. She was a member of the Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Banks was predeceased by her parents, Zack H. Paul and Adele Paul Cahoon, and son, Michael Paul Banks. She is survived by her husband Dick Banks, son Richard T. Banks II and wife Beverly of Belle Fourche, South Dakota; brother Zack Paul and wife Peggy of New Bern; sister Nan Hazelwood and husband Charles of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren Thomas, Matthew and Amy Banks and their mother, Frances Banks of Goose Creek, S.C.; sisters in law Julia Ann Racid of Chesapeake, VA and Mary B. Horner of Newport News, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 11:00 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance. The immediate family visited with relatives and friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  Interment was at Greenleaf Cemetery in New Bern.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - November 20, 2005)

Daisy Mason Banks

RALEIGH - Daisy Mason Banks, of 2730 Anderson Drive, Raleigh, died on 22 November 2004. She was born on 7 March 1907, the daughter of Derwood W. and Cassandra H. Mason of Atlantic, North Carolina. She was the widow of the late Veston Colbourne Banks, a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Educated at East Carolina University and Barton College, she was a teacher for 44 years in the public schools of Carteret, Craven, Pamlico and Wake Counties. After moving to Raleigh in 1942, she taught at Needham Broughton High School and Daniels Junior High until her retirement in 1971. Admired by her students, she was often visited by former pupils who thanked her for her positive influence on their lives.  Mrs. Banks was a charter member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Pamlico County, and for many years, was an active member of the Caswell-Nash Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the War of 1812, and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for outstanding educators. After her retirement, she served for many years as a docent at the North Carolina Museum of History. She was a member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church, where she was an honorary Steward, and for many years, was a member of the Betsy Peele Bible Class and various church circles.  Surviving are her son, Myron C. Banks and wife, Nancy of Raleigh; grandchildren, Caroline Banks Whitley and husband, Neal of Raleigh, Steven Banks and wife, Margaret of Greer, SC and David Banks and wife, Elizabeth of Tallahassee, FL.; great-grandchildren are Mason, McRae, and Colbourne Whitley, Maggie and Andrew Banks, and John Dalton, Carter and William Banks. Also surviving are several cousins, including Esther Fulcher, Erah Harris and Joseph Mason of Atlantic, sister-in-law Lillie L. Banks of Grantsboro, nieces Mary Elizabeth Brinson, Gloria Barrington, Sarah Harris, Jeannette Hudson, and Rosalie Peacock and nephew Myron M. Banks, Jr. all of New Bern and Pamlico County.  The funeral service will be conducted at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh at 2 p.m. on Friday 26 November 2004. The family will receive friends in the Church parlor following the service. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Community Cemetery in Grantsboro, NC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, or to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, PO Box 556, Harkers Island, NC 28531.  Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - November 25, 2004; pg. B10)

 Dewey Irvin Banks

(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009)
Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009)
Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

Edna Lewis Banks

Edna Revonda Lewis Banks died Tuesday, March 13 at her residence. She was formerly of Pamlico County and a member of Amity Christian Church. She is survived by four daughters, Wanda Smith, Linda Gaskins, Sandra Gardner and Dianne Bright; two brothers, Donald Lewis and Roland Lewis; four sisters, Marjorie Cahoon, Ann Hulbert, Jean Haddock, and Frances Waddell; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Chapel March 16. Burial followed at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home on March 15.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 21, 2012)

Emma Florene Jarvis Banks

NEW BERN - Emma Florene Jarvis Banks, 50, of 7A Arlington Circle, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church and was employed in the Home Care Industry with Mesic Headstart and In Home Child Care.  Her graveside service will be at noon, Monday at Mesic Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating.  She is survived by her son, Eugene Banks of New Bern; two daughters, Larissa Hawkins of New Bern and Eugenia Clark of Richmond, Va.; her father and stepmother, Fred and Hattie Davis of Oriental; five brothers, Craig Jones of Oriental, Major Roosevelt Dudley of Bayboro, Melvin Leon Dudley Jr. of New Bern, Leon Jones of Raleigh, and Fred Davis Jr. of Cheverly, Md.; sisters, Kathy Dudley Adams of Vanceboro, Gail Dudley of New Bern, Patricia Davis of Washington, D.C., and Dashay Jones of Vandemere; eight grandchildren; maternal grandmother, Alice Parker of Mesic; paternal grandfather, Wesley Davis of Alliance; and step-grandmother, Lovie Smith of Oriental.  The family will greet friends Monday at Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 19, 2010)

Jeffrey Dwain Banks
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 29, 2008)

Johnnie Wayne Banks

Johnnie Wayne Banks, 57, of the Goose Creek community, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at home.  He was a life-long commercial fisherman, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather and friend to all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Kathryn Banks, and a sister, Diane Banks Whitfield.  He is survived by his wife, Julie Banks; two sons, Douglas Wayne Banks and wife, Amanda; and children, Austin Wayne, Auburn Nicole, and Katherine Elizabeth of New Bern and David Banks and wife, Ashley, and child, Riley Michelle, of New Bern; one brother, Charles Banks of Stonewall; and one sister, Faye Dixon of Goose Creek.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at New Life Praise and Worship Church with the Rev. Blaney Rowe, the Rev. Richard Roberts and the Rev. McDonald Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Cayton Cemetery in Goose Creek Community. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday night at the church. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, March 20, 2009)

Lillie Lee Banks

BAYBORO - Lillie Lee Banks, 106, of Bayboro died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at home.  She was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church where she was also a member of the choir. She was active in the Women's Auxiliary, Bayboro Chapter of Eastern Star and Home Demonstration Club. She enjoyed fishing and was an avid game player especially cards.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Banks, Sr. and granddaughter, Karen Hudson Stanley.  She is survived by one son, Myron M. Banks, Jr. and wife, Pam, of New Bern; two daughters, Jeanette Hudson and husband, Richard W. "Papa Doc," of Bayboro and Rosalie Peacock and husband, George, of Grantsboro; six grandchildren, Terry Vaugh, Richard Hudson, Jr. and wife, Christie, Lisa Millar and husband, Greg, David Peacock, Dianna Wheeler and husband, Craig, and Brian Banks and wife, Emily; 12 great-grandchildren, Luke Vaughn, Hudson Vaughn, Ben Stanley, Trey Hudson, Christian Hudson, Lillie Grace Hudson, Chase Millar, Kyla Millar, Kristen Wheeler, Kaitlyn Wheeler, Maya Banks and Leo Banks.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 18, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer and the Rev. Johnny Gainey officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Grantsboro cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, February 20, 2013)

Louvenia Spence Banks

Louvenia "Lou" Spence Banks, 88, died Friday, July 18 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She had been a resident of Britthaven of Pamlico in Alliance.  She is survived by two sisters, Lovie Lupton of Alliance and Pauline Midgett of Bayboro.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lowland Community Cemetery, with the Rev. Connie Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, July 21, 2008)

M. Thomas Banks

GRANTSBORO - M. Thomas Banks, 79, of 856 Roberts Road died Tuesday, March 8 at his home. A funeral service was held Friday, March 11 at Reelsboro Christian Church with the Rev. Riley Green officiating with burial in Green-Banks Cemetery.  He retired from the NC Department of Transportation and was a member of Arapahoe Masonic Lodge.  He is survived by two sons, Furney Banks and Arliss Green, both of Bairds Creek; daughter, Rosalie Scott of Reelsboro; four brothers, George Banks of Vanceboro, Joe Banks of Hampton, VA, Norman Banks of Cary and Evon Jones of Marion; five sisters, Betty Johnson and Ruth DeCamp, both of New Bern, Sadie Holton and Marie Powell, both of Grantsboro, and Vona Baysden of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Marcellus Banks

BAYBORO - Marcellus Banks, 72, of 626 N.C. 304, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was educated through the Pamlico County School System and was a retiree of Weyerhaeuser.  His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Antioch United Church of Christ with the Rev. Gernard Sawyer, pastor and the Rev. David Burley, eulogist. Burial will follow in the Hudnell Cemetery.  He is survived by his two sons, Alton Banks and Eugene Banks of Trenton; two daughters, Jackie Jarvis of Cape Carteret and Veronica Haynes of New Bern; three sisters, Annie Mae Simpson, Dorothy Blount and Clara Banks, all of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 2, 2013)

Nettie C. Banks

ARAPAHOE - Nettie C. Banks, 96, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Britthaven of Pamlico. Mrs. Banks retired from civil service and was a member of Bethany Christian Church and Bayboro Order of Eastern Star Chapter #189.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at The Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park with Rev. Roger Bennett officiating.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Zeb Banks, and her daughter, Lillian L. Banks. Surviving are a son, Tommy Banks, and wife, Clara Roach Banks, of Arapahoe; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, just prior to the graveside service.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, February 8, 2008)

Stephen Brown Banks
(submitted by Shirley Gabbert)
(The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008; pg. 7)

Walter John Banks

Walter "Bubba" John Banks, 59, of Arapahoe, died Monday, April 13, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Bethany Christian Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter M. Banks of Arapahoe and Rita Banks of Chicago, and one brother, Stephen Banks.  He is survived by his daughter, Candy B. Midyette, and husband Bryan, of Bairds Creek, one brother, James Banks and wife, Paula, of Bairds Creek, two sisters, Mary McCarthy of Chicago, Ill. and Susan Huba of Jacksonville, Fla. and one granddaughter, Allison Caroline Midyette.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Amity Christian Church, with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow in Sandhill Cemetery.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, April 15, 2009)

Diane Swindell Barber
(June 8, 1948 - July 22, 2013)

Diane Swindell Barber, 65, of Bayboro died Monday, July 22, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She is survived by her mother, Verona Swindell of Reelsboro; her brother, Johnny Swindell of Reelsboro; sister, Betty Cowell of Alliance; three nieces and one nephew.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, at Sandhill Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Sally Campen Barfield

Sally Campen Barfield, of Wilmington, NC, died May 27, 2003, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.  She was born November 20, 1914, in Pamlico County, the daughter of Samuel M. Campen and Julia Weskett Campen and was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Barfield.  Mrs. Barfield was a graduate of Greensboro College and was a member of St. James Episcopal Parish, Carolina Yacht Club and Cape Fear Country Club. She was a former member of the Junior League and the Surf Club.  Surviving are: her two children, Samuel C. Barfield and wife Toni and Julia W. Barfield, all of Wilmington; grandchildren Samuel C. Barfield, Jr. and wife Tara of Charlotte, NC and Helen Barfield Prichett and husband Reid of Madison, WI; and great-grandchildren Bailyn West Prichett and Scott Barclay Prichett.  The family will be receiving friends at the home of Sam and Toni Barfield, 1322 Live Oak Parkway.  Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 30, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. in Oakdale Cemetery by the Rev Ronald G. Abrams.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the St. James Parish Senior Choir, 25 S. Third Street, Wilmington, NC, or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC.  Andrews Mortuary. (Star-News [Wilmington, NC] - May 29, 2003; pg. B3)

Graden Lee Barker

ORIENTAL'S OLDEST CITIZEN PASSES - Graden Lee Barker passed peacefully on October 15, 2010 at the age of 93 where he resided in Oriental since 1919.  Graden was born in the South River Community of Lukens on June 21, 1917, to Henry Barker and Lucy Helen Mason Barker. Within the year, the family moved across the river to Oriental where Henry raised cotton on a 25-acre farm owned by his wife's family. In 1924, the Barkers moved into the 1883 Midyette House, now the second oldest house in Oriental. Henry eventually ran tugboats, on which Graden worked for a few years before he began shrimping in the 1930s. Graden worked for 85 years on the waters along the eastern seaboard, but mostly within the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound. His largest shrimp boat was the 46-foot trawler Lucy Helen.  Graden met his wife, the love of his life, Evelyn Neal Beacham, while in high school in Oriental in the early 1930s. He often told that since it was the Great Depression, they would share one cigarette while walking home for lunch, with Graden smoking the first half as he lived closer, and Evelyn the second half as she continued on. The couple married at 18 on December 3, 1936 in Beaufort. They shared a long and faithful marriage of over 67 years. The greatest joy in their lives were the three children they raised in Oriental: Graden Lee Jr., Bill and Victoria.  In high school, Graden enjoyed playing baseball, and was called "lefty" since he was left handed. He remained a Carolina and Chicago Cubs fan his entire life and avidly followed basketball games on TV. He survived three major hurricanes that struck Oriental, one in 1933 and two in 1955, with the 1933 storm almost flooding the house. Graden was a long time member of the Freemasons and supported their work on behalf of widows and orphans. Graden remained full of life and quick-witted until the end. You never had to wonder what his opinion was about anything–he would tell you. Graden shared many life long friendships and though all of us wish he could have stayed with us a bit longer, we are all glad that he lived to hear the news of his grandchildren's successes, the upcoming birth of his great grandson and the upcoming nuptials of his youngest granddaughter. Graden was admired by those who knew him well and will be deeply missed by those who loved him most although we know he is happiest now at peace reunited with his family in Heaven.  Graden was preceded in death by Evelyn, his wife of 67 years, and their son, Graden Lee Jr., a nuclear physicist with the U.S. Navy.  He is survived by his son, Senator Bill Barker of Vanceboro, and daughter, Victoria Taylor of Oriental. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Mary Margaret Barker of Newport News, VA, Jorja Jamison of Minneapolis, MN, Virginia Thomas of Bluecreek, WA, Jason Taylor of Paris, ME, and Maggy Taylor of New Bern.  Graden donated his remains to the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. A memorial service will be held at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, celebrating the lives of Graden and Evelyn on Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m. with visitation of family and friends immediately following.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, October 20, 2010)

Mary Sue Morrison Barkley

Mary Sue Morrison Barkley, 94, of Asheville, went to her home in Heaven on Sunday, Nov. 20. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis. The Barkleys were long-time residents of Oriental, and were members of the Oriental Methodist Church. Mrs. Barkley is survived by a son, Richard D. Barkley and wife Clara, of Inverness, FL; sisters Ellan Orr and Dorothy Sellers, both of Asheville, two grandsons, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 10 step-great grandchildren, and one great-great-step-grandchild. No funeral services were held. As per her wishes, her body was donated for medical research.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental NC] - Wednesday, November 23, 2011)

Foley Ray Barnes

Foley Ray Barnes, 68, 108 Waverly Drive, Fern Park, died Sunday. Born in Cash Corner, N.C., he moved to Fern Park from Brunswick, N.C., in 1968. He was a retired Navy master chief petty officer. He was a Mason. Survivors: brothers, W.H., Bayboro, N.C., Shade, New Bern, N.C.; sister, Hattie Smith, Raleigh, N.C. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs.  (The Orlando Sentinel [Orlando, FL] - January 23, 1990; pg. B4)

Francis Michael Barnes

Francis "Mike" Michael Barnes, 50, of Bayboro, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at home.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. Barnes; three sons, Michael Dale Barnes, Hudson Lee Barnes and Nicholas Shane Barnes, all of the home; parents, Hugh Jr. and Rachel Barnes of Bayboro; one brother, Hugh H. Barnes III of Goose Creek; and one sister, Teresa Lynn Smith of Holden Beach.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 27, at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Mark Windley officiating. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 28, 2009)

Hugh Hudson Barnes, Jr.

VANDEMERE - Hugh Hudson Barnes Jr., 74, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at home.   He was an avid gardener.   He is survived by his wife, Rachel Lewis Barnes; one son, Hugh Barnes of Goose Creek; one daughter, Terri B. Smith of Supply; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.   His funeral will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at Mt. Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church, Cash Corner, with the Rev. Owen Peele and the Rev. Dale Delvin officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Celestial Memorial Gardens, Cash Corner.   The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, January 28, 2012)

Ila Carawan Barnes

Ila Carawan Barnes, 69, was called home to her Lord and Savior July 8, 2007, after a lengthy illness.  Although being very ill for so long, she never lost her sense of humor or her faith. She was born in Lowland, the daughter of Denard and Elma Carawan.  She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 48 years, Carl Barnes; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and James Kindelsperger of Middleburg, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, James and April Barnes of Hopkinsville, Ky.; brothers, James and Roy Carawan; sisters, Fannie Selby, Verna Floyd, Metta Rich and Annetta Bagley; grand-children, James and Fred Kindelsperger, Austin Frederick, Justin Bradley Barnes and Austin Taylor Linn; brothers-in-law, Jack Floyd, Fred Bagley, Ronald May, Jim Powers and Denny Summers; sisters-in-law, Joyce Carawan, Duckie Carawan, Judy Carawan, Betty Jean Powers, Joyce Summers and Holly May; along with many wonderful nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and ever-loving Advent Lutheran Church congregation. Ila was an ever-loving wife, mother and friend who will be dearly missed. Viewing will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lowland Community Cemetery, Lowland.  Inclement weather service site will be the Lowland Church of Christ, Lowland.  Family will receive friends at 606 Middle Prong Road, Lowland.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 13, 2007)

Lendon Earl Barnes

Lendon Earl Barnes, 81, of Grantsboro, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at home.  He was an active member of Vandemere United Methodist Church. He was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force for 4 years, serving 3 in Korea and 1 in Japan and 12 in the reserves. He retired from Spag's, Inc., in Shrewsbury, Mass., as manager of the electrical department. He was a master mason receiving his 50-year service award and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite. He served 25 years as a member of the Sudan Shriners, Mourners and Pamlico Co. Shrine Club. He was a charter member of AARP, Pamlico Co. Chapter #4723, as well as a member of the American Legion and VFW. He delivered meals on wheels for 15 years. He enjoyed senior citizens trips, mowing grass and bird watching.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William Andrew Barnes and Vera Barnes Jones, and brother, William Andrew Barnes Jr.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Priscilla I. Barnes; one son, David E. Barnes and wife, Denise, of Holden, Mass.; three daughters, Barbara Verdini and husband, Henry, of Holland, Mass., Martha Grant and husband, Michael, of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Susan Barnes and special friend, Nick Karcasinas, of Oxford, Mass.; one brother, Frankie Barnes and wife, Barbara, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Betty J. Purser of Bayboro; two sisters-in-law, Libby Barnes of Seymour, Tenn., and Mary Shapazian of Shrewsbury, Mass.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  To honor Lendon's wishes, there will be no services in Pamlico County. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury, Mass., at a later date.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – May 30, 2009)

Lorena Harper Barnes

ALLIANCE - Lorena Harper Barnes, 99, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She is survived by one daughter, Joann Conners of New Bern; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 2, 2007)

Vera Hawkins Barnes
[Sept. 15, 1915 - Nov. 20, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Nov. 2002)

William Henry Barnes

William Henry Barnes, 84, of Bayboro died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at home.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday school superintendent. He retired from the civil service production control in 1980. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received two bronze stars.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Barnes; his parents, Henry & Emma Barnes; one brother, Foley Ray Barnes; one sister, Hattie Barnes Smith; and one niece, Lynn Burroughs.  He is survived by one brother, Shade Barnes and wife, Christine, of Cash Corner; and three nieces, Ann Boyd and Susan Ezell, both of New Bern, and Sandra Braswell of Raleigh.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Mark Windley officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park with military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times at the home of Mr. William at 6652 N.C. Hwy 304, Bayboro, NC 28515.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.    (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, September 21, 2008)

Willie Miller Barnes

ORIENTAL - Willie Miller Barnes, 66, of 589 Styron Town Beach Road, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at her residence.  She was a 1957 graduate of Pamlico County Training School. She was retired from Creedmoor State Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a lifetime member of St. Stephen M.B. Church.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen M.B. Church, Oriental with the Rev. Serinus G. Willis Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in the Styron Family Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Kyle Barnes of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Dwayne Miller of Bayboro and Reginald Hodges of Raleigh; two sisters, Connie Jones of Doylestown, Pa., and Virginia Miller Foy of the home; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 16, 2006)

Robert Henry Barnett
[Apr. 7, 1958 - Aug. 21, 2003]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Aug. 2003)

Gloria Sawyer Barrington

NEW BERN - Mrs. Gloria Sawyer Barrington, 77, died Monday, October 15, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born in Pamlico County on March 26, 1935, to the late Daniel Clifton Sawyer and Mary Banks Sawyer. She graduated from East Carolina College in 1957, where she met her loving husband of 55 years, Jay Franklin Barrington. She proudly taught elementary school for 30 years, following the family tradition of a strong commitment to education. She spent the last years of her career at Bangert Elementary School, where she changed the lives of many students who struggled to learn to read. She believed that teaching children to read was the key to a successful and productive life, and she was especially devoted to the children that others had given up on. She was very proud of her own three children and six grandchildren.  Gloria loved her many friends and extended family in and around New Bern. She relished spending time at the beach. She often commented that she felt such a sense of relaxation and peace whenever she crossed the bridge from Morehead to Atlantic Beach. She particularly enjoyed baking birthday cakes and other sweets for her family and friends. She was an active, long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was fond of games, especially bridge, and spent many hours playing cards with her grandchildren. She will be warmly remembered for her lively sense of fun and her love of life.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charlene Pierce-Guider officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock of Zion Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., prior to the service at the church, and other times at the home.  Gloria is survived by her husband, Jay; children, Deborah Barrington Joyner (and husband Alan) of New Bern, Jay Franklin "Barry" Barrington Jr. of Raleigh, and Mary K. Barrington Lemon (and husband Scott) of Raleigh; grandchildren, Kelly Joyner Herring of West Jefferson, Tennessee, Brian Joyner of New Bern, Kerrigan and Sawyer Barrington of Raleigh and Meredith and Alex Lemon of Raleigh; sister, Mary Elizabeth Sawyer Brinson (and husband George) of Arapahoe.  Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations is assisting the Barrington Family.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 18, 2012)

Kenneth Eugene Barrow, Sr.

GRANTSBORO - Kenneth Eugene Barrow, Sr., 83, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.  He is survived by his wife, Ethel E. Barrow; son, Kenneth E. Barrow Jr. of Grantsboro; daughters, Theresa Phillips of Bridgeton and Selena Barrow Mitchell of New Bern; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Bridgeton Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating.   The family will receive friends following the service at the home, 1385 Roberts Road, Grantsboro.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 25, 2013)

Leon Luther Barrow

POLLOCKSVILLE -- Leon Luther Barrow Sr., 81, of 495 Davis Field Road in Pollocksville died September 11, 1998, at Bayview Nursing Center.  He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of World War II, receiving a Purple Heart, European African Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with two Bronze stars and Combat Infantry Badge.  He is survived by his son, Leon Lupton Barrow Jr. of New Bern; two daughters, Carolyn Mills of Trenton, N.C., and Norma Turner of Durham; two brothers, Eugene Barrow of Pamlico County and Luther Barrow of Pollocksville; one sister, Ida Rowe of New Bern; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Cotten Chapel, Cotten Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Harris and the Rev. Allen Croom officiating. Burial will be in New Bern National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Cotten Funeral Home.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - September 12, 1998; pg. A10)

Thomas Albert Barrow

GRANTSBORO - Thomas Albert Barrow, 52, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at his home. He was a certified pharmacist technician.  He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Donald Leon Barrow.  Surviving are his parents, Kenneth and Ethel Barrow of the home; one brother, Kenneth Barrow Jr. of Mound Valley, Kansas; two sisters, Theresa and her husband, George C. Phillips, and Selena and her husband, Leonard E. Mitchell; three nieces; one nephew; three great-nephews; and one great-niece.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bridgeton Cemetery with the Rev. Neil Cox officiating. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the home, 1385 Roberts Road in Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, January 10, 2008)

William H. Barrow

William H. Barrow of 1307 Rotherwood Road died December 24, 1995, in Union Memorial Hospital in Monroe.   Funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen United Church of Christ, where he was a member, with burial in Lakeview Memorial Park.  A native of Pamlico County, he was a retired postal employee and a U.S. Navy veteran.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice W. Barrow of the home; sons, William A. Barrow of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Vaughn A. Barrow of Greensboro; daughter, Mrs. Andrea V. Wright of Greensboro; mother, Mrs. Elnora Barrow of Bayboro; brothers, James R. Barrow of Olivehurst, Calif., Charlie Barrow of Augusta, Ga., Linwood Barrow Jr. and Ross Barrow, both of Bayboro and Douglas M. Barrow of Daphne, Ala., George V. Barrow of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Beverly Green and Mrs. Geraldine Squires, both of Fayetteville; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends 7-8 tonight at Community Funeral Home and other times at the residence.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - December 28, 1995; pg. B3)

Thomas Basnight

Thomas Basnight, 76, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Feb. 22, 1996) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Oriental, N.C., and came here in 1964 from District Heights, Md. He was a police officer for Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C. He worked as a sign and license inspector for the city of Clearwater. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, Clearwater, Police Benevolent Association and District of Columbia Police Association. Survivors include his wife, Clara Mary; and a son, Ralph, Clearwater. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.  (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - February 24, 1996; pg. B11)

George E. Bateman, III

VANCEBORO - George E. Bateman, III, 33, of 473 Winn Circle, Vanceboro, died Sunday, April 10. A memorial service was held Sunday, April 17, 4 pm, at Bryant Funeral Home chapel.  He was employed in construction.  He is survived by his son, George E. Bateman, IV or Reelsboro; stepdaughter, Heather Herring of Cove City; father, George E. Bateman, Jr. of Vanceboro; mother, Ruth Spain Andrews of Reelsboro.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, just before the memorial service and other times at the home of his mother, 170 Hale Road in Reelsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Hilda Lee Bateman

Hilda Lee Bateman, 58, of 981 Half Moon Road died Monday, March 24, 2008, at home.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Paul Cemetery in Silverhill. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  She is survived by her husband, Benny Bateman; three daughters, Tina Bell of Reelsboro, Kimberly Lawrence of Reelsboro, and Tammy Grant of Bridgeton; brother, Elwood Lee; and eight grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, March 28, 2008)

Ousbon Andrew Bateman, Sr.
[Jan. 14, 1921 – Mar. 24, 2005]
(son of Leamon Ousbon Bateman & Frances A. Mercer) and grandson of James R. Bateman & Arenia Hopkins)
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Ousbon Andrew Bateman Sr., 84, died Thursday, March 24, at Tiffany Hall.   He was born in New Bern and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie since 1979, coming from Virginia. A member of the Fleet Marine Reserve, he was a disabled veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 30 years in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church.   Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Vero Beach, Fla.   He is survived by his widow, Nerys Bateman of Port St. Lucie.; three sons, Joseph Bateman and Allen Bateman of Florida and Ousbon Bateman Jr. of New York; one daughter, Cathy Tranchida of New York; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Elisa Willis of Florida; and two brothers, Ray Bateman of Florida and Leamon Bateman of Georgia.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – March 30, 2005)

Sarah Margaret Austin Bateman

REELSBORO - Sarah Margaret Austin Bateman, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was survived by one son, George Bateman Jr. of Vanceboro; one step-son, Stanley Bateman of Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Rosie Willis of Reelsboro and Carolyn Ford of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church with Phyllis Buck officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, January 28, 2011)

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