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Christine Terry Dail

Christine Terry Dail, 90, formerly of Oriental, died June 14, 2012 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center. She is survived by one son, James G. Dail of New Bern; three daughters, Esther Romans of Louisiana, Shirley Daniels and Linda Dail, both of Oriental; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service was held Tuesday, June 19, at Oriental Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 20, 2012)

Lucille Lee Dail
(July 18, 1968 - September 27, 2013)

Lucille Lee Dail, 45, of Oriental passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at home.  She was a member of Broad Creek Christian Church.  She is survived by her husband, Gary Dail; her daughter, Allayna Dail of Wilmington; her son, Jared Dail of the home; her parents, Richard T. & Pat Lee of Grantsboro; and two sisters, Rachel Powers and Mary Lee, both of Grantsboro.  Her memorial service will be held 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5th at Broad Creek Christian Church with the Rev. Jeff Swain and the Rev. Chuck Holton officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the service at the church.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Robert Richard Dales

ORIENTAL - Robert "Bob" Richard Dales, 76, of Oriental passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013, at home.  He was a foreman of Fritz Lab and ATLSS Lab over a period of 40 years at Lehigh University. He was a life member of Delhigh Power Squadron in Pennsylvania, a member of Sailing Club of Oriental (SCOO), and the Oriental Dinghy Club (ODC) of which he was Commodore in 2008, Bob was a volunteer fireman with Southeast Pamlico Volunteer Fire Dept. #19 and was named Fireman of the Year both in 2002 and 2013. He was also a recipient of the prestigious Bill Mason award from the Oriental Rotary Club in 2013.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Jean Pines Dales and his brother, Mark Dales.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marge Dales; his sister-in-law, Carolyn Dales of Southampton, Pa.; nephews, Mark Dales Jr. and David Dales; and nieces, Diane Mattson and Debi Hester.  In celebration of Bob's life, a memorial dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 6th at Southeast Pamlico Fire Dept. NO. 19, Straight Rd. Oriental.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, October 2, 2013)

Alice Mullen Dallas

ORIENTAL - Alice Mullen Dallas, 92, of 1121 Gilgo Road, died Friday, July 27, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Mullen and Beulah Craddock Mullen of Roanoke, Va.; daughter, Theresa Dallas Floyd; husband, Herbert Dallas; brothers, Ike, Thomas, Ned, Percy, William, James, George Mullen; and sister, Elizabeth.   She was born and raised in Roanoke where she was graduated from Fleming High School. She attended Radford College where she was awarded her teaching certificate. Following graduation she taught school in various locales in southwest Virginia. After her marriage to her high school sweetheart and the return of Herbert at the end of World War II, the family moved briefly to Dayton, Ohio and then to Miami, Fla., site of their honeymoon, where she taught Special Education for seventeen years in the Dade County School system. She later worked for Baptist Hospital of Miami where she founded and had certified by Florida State a nursery school for the children of hospital employees.  During her time in Miami she worked tirelessly and devotedly for her church which was, along with her family, the center around which her life revolved. Along with a small but devoted congregation she helped organize and found Trinity Presbyterian Church on Bird Road. She lived her life as a devout Christian and incorporated her faith in all phases of her life as a wife, mother, teacher, dedicated Democrat, advocate for civil rights, and in her love for and service to all human beings in need. Her capacity for love and compassion was evident to all who knew and admired her.  She maintained an independent life in her home until a few weeks before her death when she moved into The Gardens of Pamlico Assisted Living Center. There she found love and comfort from the owners and caring staff who welcomed her as family.  Mrs. Dallas is survived by her dearly beloved brother Raymond "Pete" Mullen; son Patrick Dallas and wife, Almira, of Oriental; daughter, Linda Mercer and husband, Philip, of Ashland, Mass.; son Mark Dallas and wife, Christina, of Morgantown, Ind..; grandchildren, Brian Dallas, Jennifer Dallas Leggett, Roselle Garro, and Kimberly Reynolds; eleven great-grandchildren; nieces, Janice Mullen, Dorothy M. Elliott, Nancy M. Furnette, Sara Ann Mullen, and Carol M. Scott; nephews, Raymond, Gordon, and Pete Mullen.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Inurnment will be in the church Columbarium.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday. August 3, 2012)

Brownie Lambertson Daniels

EX-TEACHER DIES AT 105 IN BOYDTON - Mrs. Brownie Lambertson Daniels of Boydton, a retired teacher, died yesterday after a brief illness. She was 105.  Mrs. Daniels was born in Rich Square, N.C. She was a 1906 graduate of the University of North Carolina. She began her teaching career shortly thereafter, teaching elementary school in Pamlico, N.C.   She and her late husband, Virgil C. Daniels, a lawyer, moved to Boydton in 1912. She taught in the Mecklenburg County schools for about three years..  Mrs. Daniels was active in the Boydton Baptist and Boydton Methodist churches, serving in each church's women's missionary society.   She is survived by three sons, William Lambertson Daniels of Boydton; Dr. Virgil Clayton Daniels Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Harry Douglas Daniels of Raleigh, N.C.   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.  (The Richmond-Times Dispatch [Richmond, VA] - April 10, 1989; pg. B2)

EX-TEACHER MRS. DANIELS DIES AT 105 - A graveside service for Mrs. Brownie Lambertson Daniels, a former teacher in the Mecklenburg County schools, will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square, N.C.   Mrs. Daniels died yesterday in a South Hill nursing home after a brief illness. She was 105.   A native of Rich Square, N.C., she graduated in 1906 from the University of North Carolina. She began teaching elementary school in Pamlico, N.C., shortly after her college graduation.   She and her husband moved to Boydton in 1912.   Mrs. Daniels taught in the Mecklenburg schools for about three years.   She had been a member first of Boydton Baptist and then of Boydton United Methodist churches. She served in the women's missionary society at each church.   She was the widow of Virgil C. Daniels, a lawyer who died in 1964. Survivors include three sons, William L. Daniels of Boydton, Virgil C. Daniels Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Harry D. Daniels of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  (same paper & date as above; pg. 10)

Hazel Brinson Leary Daniels

ALLIANCE - Hazel Brinson Leary Daniels, 87, died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at Britthaven of Pamlico.  Ms. Daniels retired from Belk Department Store and was a member of Alliance United Methodist church where she was involved with United Methodist Women. She volunteered with Meals-on-Wheels and Christian Aid Services.  She is survived by one son, T.G. Leary and wife, Janet, of Alliance; one daughter, Elizabeth L. White of Bayboro; her twin sister, Mabel Brinson Price of Alliance; five grandsons, David T. Leary and wife, Helen, Mark E. Leary and wife, Susan, Jonathan Keith Leary, Phillip T. Humphries and wife, Allyson, and Kenneth W. Humphries and wife, Dawn; and two great-grandchildren, Emma Leary and Jesse Humphries. She was preceded in death by her husbands, T.G. Leary, Sr. and M. Earl Daniels.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer and the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 pm to 2 pm on Wednesday, just prior to the funeral.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2005)

Jennifer Sue Daniels

Jennifer Sue Daniels, 20, of Hobucken, N.C., formerly of Eustis, died Tuesday Feb. 29, 2000 in Greenville, N.C. She attended Pamlico Community College. Survivors include her father and step-mother, Jimmy and Evon of Grantsboro, N.C.; mother and step-father, Teresa and David Gaul of Claxton, Ga.; Paternal grandmother, Ruth of Alliance, N.C.; maternal step-grandfather, Leon Malvas of Milford, Del.; brother, Chuck B. Clayton, Ga.; step-brothers, Todd Nelson and Craig Nelson, both of Grantsboro. N.C.; half-sister,  Carla Royce of Milford, Del,; and step-sister, Kimberly Nelson of Grantsboro, N.C.  Funeral services for Jennifer Sue Daniels will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at Arapahoe FWB Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Burial will be in Amity Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jennifer Daniels Scholarship Fund, C/O Pamlico Community, P.O. Box 185, Grantsboro, N.C. 28529. Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, N.C.  (Daily Commercial [Leesburg, FL] - March 3, 2000)  Kindly submitted by Ruth Hezlep]

Nellie Lupton Daniels

ORIENTAL - Nellie Lupton Daniels, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.   She is survived by one son, Clifton Daniels of Brementon, Wash.; two daughters, Becky Locke of Saint Marys, Ga., Gerri Parker of Alpharett, Ga.; one brother, Edward Lupton of Oriental; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.   A private memorial service will be held at a later date.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, January 26, 2012)

Seth Daniels

FLORENCE - Seth "Dee" Daniels, 86, of Florence died Friday, March 17 at Britthaven of Pamlico. A funeral service was held Monday, March 20 at 2:00 pm at Concord Christian Church with the Revs. Robert Cayton and Mike Scott officiating. Burial was in Concord Memorial Gardens in Florence.  He was a member of Concord Christian Church, Florence Volunteer Fire Department, Pamlico Moose Lodge, VFW and Woodmen of the World.  He is survived by one son, Jimmy Daniels of New Bern; three daughters, Ruth Wilson of New Bern, Carol Johnson of Florence and Ann Miller of Oriental; one brother, Lonnie Daniels of New Bern; two sisters, Annie Toler and Mary V. Daniels, both of New Bern; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Daniels.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Mrs. Lee E. Darden

Services for Mrs. Lee E. Darden, 74, of Sayreville will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Luke Episcopal Church, Metuchen. Arrangements are by the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, Metuchen.  Mrs. Darden, who died Friday in the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division, was a psychiatric nurses' assistant at Bellevue Hospital in New York.  Born in Bayboro, N.C., she lived in New York City and Seaford, Del. before moving to Sayreville.  Surviving are her husband, Eddie; a son, Edwin Carley; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Patricia Jackson, Mrs. Shelby Jean Torres and Mrs. Deidre Lamarr Vidro; two brothers, John Oliver Smith and Elward Jennette; a sister, Mrs. Esther Magazine, and five grandchildren.  (The Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ] - July 4, 1999; pg. 35)

Nellie Whorton Davenport

Nellie Whorton Davenport, 84, of Plant City, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) at home. Born in Whortonville, N.C., she came here in 1941 from Atlanta. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Woman's Club of Plant City, the E.C.W and the Alter Guild. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a brother, Riley Whorton, Glen Arm, Md. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.  (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - September 26, 1999; pg. B7)

Alonza Davis

REELSBORO - Alonza Davis, 73, of 206 Fox Wood Trail in the community of Reelsboro died June 7 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, June 14, 2 pm, at New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters in Grantsboro with the Rev. Victor Smith and the Rev. Hubert Judon. Burial was in Bethel Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Merritt.  He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and served on the trustee and usher boards.  He is survived by his wife, Ada Mattocks Davis of the home; one son, Solomon Henderson of Greensboro; two brothers, Johnny Davis of Merritt and Luke Davis of Queens, NY; three sisters, Nancy Avery of Stonewall, Shirley Jones of Arapahoe and Campie Merritt of Philadelphia, PA.  Arrangements by Oscars Mortuary, Inc.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2003)

Clara Davis

BAYBORO - Clara Davis, 76, of 2814 Mill Pond Road, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  Clara was a life member of St. Mark A.M.E.Z. Church and a member of the Steward Board.  Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. James Cannon Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Davis Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her two sons, Herbert Donnell Davis and Harold Lee Davis, both of Bayboro; one daughter, Patricia Ann Davis of Bayboro; 11 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 5, 2011)

Fred Lee Davis

ORIENTAL - Fred Lee Davis, 68, of 3956 Kershaw Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at his residence.  He was a graduate of the Pamlico County School System and was a retired New York City bus driver.  His funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at New Bern Eastern MB Association Headquarters. Burial will follow at the Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Hattie Davis of the home; sons, Fred W. Davis of Cheverly, Md., Craig Gibbs of Oriental and Leon Jones of Raleigh; daughters, Patricia Davis of Washington, D.C., and Da-Chai Jones of Mesic; his father, Wesley Davis Sr. of Alliance; four brothers, Wesley Davis Jr. of Maribel, Herman Davis of New Jersey, Louis Davis of Hope Mills and Danny Davis of London, England; two sisters, Valerie Davis of New Bern and Ruth Ligon of Vandemere; and 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 28, 2013)

Harley D. Davis

Harley D. Davis, 75, of Arapahoe died Friday, October 12, 2012, at home. He owned and operated Davis Welding Service for over 35 years. He was a member of Rainbow Lodge #479 Arapahoe, The Sudan Temple, Pamlico County Mourners and the Pamlico County Shrine Club. He is survived by his wife, Ann W. Davis; three sons, Dale Davis and Paul Davis, both of Arapahoe and Thomas Davis of Merritt; one daughter, Sue Ann Davis of Arapahoe; two brothers, Larry Davis of Bridgeton and Herbert Davis of New Bern; one sister, Nell Jernigan of New Bern; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral service was held Monday, October 15, at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Ronnie Aycock officiating. Interment followed in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe with Masonic Rites by Rainbow Lodge #479. The family received friends and relatives Sunday, October 14, at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 17, 2012)

James Kenneth Davis

James Kenneth "J. Ken" Davis, 81, of Oriental, NC died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.J. Ken was a member of Oriental Methodist Church. He also worked with his son Linwood at Village Hardware in Oriental. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and Korea. He was also a graduate of the FBI Academy.  J. Ken was preceded in death by his sister, Julia Hood and daughter-in-law, Judy Stowe.  Memorial service with military honors will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Oriental United Methodist Church with Rev. Stan Brown and Rev. Murray Etheridge officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" B. Davis; four sons, Harold Davis and wife Anne of Charlotte, NC, Jed Davis of FL, Linwood C. Stowe and wife Betty of Oriental, NC and Brian D. Stowe of New Bern; one daughter, Sharon Brooks and husband James of Mt. Holly, NC; one brother, Henry Davis and wife Stella of Cape Carteret; lifelong friends, Ernie Benge and wife Lathene of Thomasville, NC and Harold Wilson and wife Carlene of Jacksonville, FL; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 21, 2005)

Linda Lee Davis

NEW BERN - Linda Lee Davis, 48, of New Bern died Wednesday, March 15 at Britthaven of New Bern. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 18 at Lakeside Chapel.  She was a member of the Pamlico County Rescue Squad.  She is survived by her husband, John Davis of Vanceboro; one son, Brian Hacker of Merritt; one daughter, Belinda Hacker of New Bern; mother, Margaret Leary of Olympia; brothers, Johnny Leary of Bay Creek, Tony Leary of New Bern and Wesley Leary of Olympia; one sister, Ann Whorton of Vanceboro; and three grandchildren.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2005)

Michael Wesley Davis

ORIENTAL - Michael Wesley Davis, 54, of 134 Marsh Lane, died Saturday, May 28. 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a resident of the Pamlico community and a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., where he received his education. He was formerly employed with Garland Fulcher Seafood.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Galilee United Church of Christ in the Pamlico community with the Rev. James Ingram officiating.  Burial will be in Hall Family Cemetery in the Pamlico community.  He is survived by his mother, Edith J. Midgette, of the home; one daughter, Vashon Alston of Florence, S.C.; four brothers, Lee Andrew Midgette of Brooklyn, N.Y., Anthony Midgette of Atlanta, Ga., Adell Midgette of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Lionell Midgette of South Carolina; and three grandchildren.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 31, 2005)

Queen Elizabeth Taylor Davis

ARAPAHOE - Queen Elizabeth Taylor Davis, 98, of 5655 Janeiro Road, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at her residence.  A native of Arapahoe, she was a member of Small Chapel Christian Church serving as a mother of the church.  Her funeral will be at noon Thursday, at Small Chapel Christian Church with the Rev. Roderick Kornegay officiating. Burial will be in the Crawford Taylor Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Frank Taylor of Newark, N.J.; one brother, Samuel Taylor of Arapahoe; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, June 8, 2011)

 Richard Earl Davis

ORIENTAL - Richard Earl Davis, 72, of 20335 N.C. 55, Oriental, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at his residence.  He attended the Pamlico County schools and was formerly employed at Paul's Produce. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Merritt, with the Rev. Victor Smith officiating.  He is survived by his mother, Mollie Davis of the home; one son, Thomas Earl Davis of Bayboro; one daughter, Lori Delphine Swift of Mesic; three sisters, Nancy Jeanette Whitney and Mary Alice Grice, both of Oriental, and Joann Coley of Maryland.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, July 29, 2010)

Virginia Dare Williams Davis

ALLIANCE - Virginia Dare Williams Davis, 75, of 290A Keel Road, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Bethel M.B. Church, serving as a senior choir member, secretary of the Union Association, missionary and mother. She was also a member of Bay Star Chapter O.E.S.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Bethel M.B. Church with the Rev. Victor Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Davis of Merritt; one son, Kelvin Davis of Fort Washington, Md.; three daughters, Hattie D. Jordan of Dale City, Va., Teresa Davis of Bayboro, and Dianthe D. Harvey of Fort Washington, Md.; one brother, Ophesus Williams of Temple Hills, Md.; one sister, Irene McNair of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 96 Spruill Road, Merritt.  Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 25, 2007)

Joseph Bryan Daw

Joseph "Joe" Bryan Daw, 46, of Arapahoe died, Friday, July 25, 2008 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a loving husband, wonderful son, and great friend and will be missed by all.  He is survived by his wife, Tammy Ensley Daw; mother, Dorothy Baker of Vanceboro; father, Elbert Daw and stepmother, Billie of Arapahoe; in-laws Roger and Shirley Ens-ley of Arapahoe; two stepbrothers, Butch and Will Baker both of Burlington; one step-sister, Robin Roberts of Arapahoe; two nieces and two nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 28th at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.   (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, July 30, 2008)

Mildred McClees Daw

ORIENTAL - Mildred McClees Daw, 83, died Sunday, May 2, 2010 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Nina Jones of Maysville and Mary Dixon of Oriental; and one grandson, Jimmy French.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at Oriental Cemetery with the Rev. Stan Brown and the Rev. Keith Sexton officiating. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, May 4, 2010)

Andreanne Styron Dawson

ORIENTAL - Andreanne Styron Dawson, 35, of 6062 Straight Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a graduate of Pamlico High School and was a member of Holt's Chapel AMEZ Church. She was employed with MOEN since 1992.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Holt's Chapel AMEZ Church with the Rev. Irvin Hickman officiating.  Burial will be in Styron Cemetery.  She is survived by her widower, George Dawson Jr. of the home; one son, DeJaneiro Styron of the home; three daughters, Seyquia Dawson, Serenna Dawson and DeAndrea Dawson, all of the home; her parents Charlie and Geneva Styron of Oriental; one brother, Charles Styron of Oriental and one sister, Belinda Green of Queens, N.Y.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her parents, 600 Styron Town Beach Road.  Viewing will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the church an hour before the service.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC]  - September 23, 2004)

B. [Bert] C. Day, Jr.
[Apr. 23, 1926 - Oct. 7, 1997]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Oct. 8, 1997)

William Linwood Deal

William Linwood Deal was called to be with his Lord July 20th 2007. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He was proceeded in death by his father, Walter Deal, his Mother Mildred Deal Lupton, and stepfather Amy Lupton.  William is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Joy Collett Deal, Their daughter Vickie Deal of Newport, N.C. Donna Levi and husband Daniel of Lyles, Tenn. Lori Metzner and husband Shane of Clayton, N.C., Five granddaughters, Katie Carr, Mandy Carr, Nastassha Metzner, Vanessa Beedie, Natasha Deal Purdin, one grandson Walt Hall, two great grandsons, Mason and Aiden Beedie and his loving in-laws Herbert and Hazel Collett of Andrews, N.C.  William was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the Korean War. He was a member of the Doric Lodge of Free Masons in New Bern, N.C., a member of the Arapahoe United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Disabled Veterans Association.  He worked in construction to support his family, but he would really have loved to be a commercial fisherman. After retirement he took up woodwork as a hobby, and many of his friends and family were the recipients of some of his beautiful work.  He was a joy to all who knew him. Always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone in need. He will be especially missed for his wonderful dry humor, love of family and friends, and pride in his country.  Visitation will be at the Arapahoe United Methodist Church July 22, 2007 at 1:30-3 p.m., Followed by the memorial service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Later interment will be at the Jacksonville Veteran Cemetery. Other visitations will be at the family home at 381 Indian Bluff Dr. Arapahoe, N.C.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, N.C.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Sunday, July 22, 2007)

Bertha Norris Dean

Bertha Norris Dean, 74, of Vanceboro died April 25, 2008 at her residence.  She was a member of Freedom Tabernacle in Adams Creek and worked in the service industry for many years.  She is survived by two sons, Donald Dean of Vanceboro and Jon Dean of Havelock; one daughter, Teresa Kirby of Vanceboro; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cotten Chapel, with the Rev. J.R. Daugherty officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Burial will be at a later time in Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken.  Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, April 28, 2008)

Robert Kirksey Deaton

ORIENTAL - Robert Kirksey "Bob" Deaton, 52, died at his home in Oriental on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Oriental United Methodist Church on Freemason Street in Oriental.  Bob was born on April 7, 1952, in Asheville. He grew up in Greensboro and was the son of Drs. Ralph and Fran Deaton. He graduated from Grimsley Senior High School, Lees-McRae Junior College in Banner Elk and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Pica Fraternity.  Bob was an entrepreneur and had a keen eye for bargains and business opportunities. In 1979, he moved to Oriental and founded Deaton Yacht Service. He was involved with the Pamlico County Committees of 100 and Chamber of Commerce. He had a wide network of friends and contacts and will be missed by many.  Bob stayed very active and healthy until the time of his death. He was a dedicated son and father, loving partner and great organizer for Deaton family reunions. He enjoyed participating in triathlons, gardening, fishing and hunting, sailing and traveling with his family. In spite of the demands of the boatyard, he fully understood that his family came first and took the time to nurture and grow those relationships.  He leaves to cherish his memories, his dear companion, Skylar Sykes, who he often referred to as his "little" wife; and a daughter and son, Brooke and Jake, all of the home. Also surviving are his mother, Dr. Fran Bennett and husband Truett of Oriental; brothers, Bill Deaton and wife Amelia of Pleasant Garden and John Deaton and wife Karen of Oriental; sisters, Elizabeth Deaton Scullin and husband Ron of Warrenton, Va., Susan Deaton of Greensboro and Ann Deaton of Houston, Texas. Bob was known as the "fun uncle" by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. W. Ralph Deaton Jr.  Family and friends will gather and visit in his memory from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Kennedy house at 704 Hodges Street in Oriental. A celebration of Bobs life will also be held at his home at 512 Audubon Drive, Oriental, after the service on Friday.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to either the Dottie Gray Ambulance Fund on 722 Bent Tree Road in Oriental, the Southeast Pamlico First Response Team at P.O. Box 429 in Oriental or the Pica Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - February 24, 2005; pg. B5)

William Ralph Deaton, Jr.

ORIENTAL - William Ralph Deaton, Jr., MD., 78, of 701 North Street, Oriental, formerly of Greensboro, died Monday at his home.  Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Oriental United Methodist Church, with Rev. Stan Brown officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Fran K. Deaton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Amelia Deaton of Pleasant Garden, NC., Bob and Michele Deaton of Oriental, and John and Karen Deaton of Oriental; three daughters, Susan Deaton of Devon, PA., Ann Deaton of Houston, TX., Beth and her husband, Ron Scullin of Warrenton, VA.; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Steel of Durham, NC.; and his aunt, Sara King Smith of Miami Beach, FL.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Pamlico County Hospice, P.O. Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515, or Peace Pre-School, P.O. Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, NC.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - February 11, 1998; pg. C2)

Julius G. Dees, Jr.

Mr. Julius G. Dees Jr., 76, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, after a brief illness.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel, 5926 West Friendly Ave. The Rev. John Mark Wiggers will officiate.  Mr. Dees was born Oct. 7, 1925, in Greensboro, and grew up in Pamlico County. He served his country in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, during World War II. He returned to Greensboro after receiving his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, in 1951, and enjoyed many happy years practicing law in Greensboro. He served as president of the Greensboro Bar Association from 1978 to 1979. He retired from the law firm of Dees, Giles, Tedder, Tate, and Gaylord in 1999.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ellen Ireland Dees of the home; son, Julius G. Dees III and wife, Betty of Greenville; son, George R. Dees and wife, Carol of Gibsonville; daughter, Ellen D. Kendall and husband, Robert of Woodberry Forest, Va.; daughter, Margaret D. Flynt and husband, Keith of Forest, Va.; daughter, Janet L. Dees of Greensboro; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Eula Walker and husband, Richard; sister, Joan Hansen and husband, Victor; brother, Franklin Dees and wife, Sharon; brother, Charles Dees and wife, Glenda; sister-in-law, Theresa Dees; and many dear friends, especially those with whom he worked and with whom he drank coffee.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin Dees in 1998.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - November 3, 2001; pg. B6)

Joella Tarkenton DeFord

Joella Tarkenton DeFord, 94, died March 26, 1992, in her home.  Mrs. DeFord was born in Bayboro, N.C. She was a member of Fairmont Park United Methodist Church, Norfolk, and Westminster Chapter 99, Order of Eastern Star.  Survivors include her husband, Robert H. DeFord; a stepdaughter, Virginia D. Maddrey of Virginia Beach; two sons, Edward L. Tarkenton of Largo, Fla., and Thomas Tarkenton of Charlotte, N.C.; a stepson, Robert DeFord Jr. of Virginia Beach; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. Edward M. Garrett, the Rev. Won Un and the Rev. Tom Maddrey. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel.  Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 27, 1992; pg. D2)

Clara Ruth Miller DeHoog

Mrs. Clara Ruth Miller DeHoog age 85, a resident of Plymouth, NC died Friday, March 23, 2012 at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Grantsboro, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Servant Mike Huppmann.  Born in Pamlico County, September 12, 1926 the daughter of the late Luther Bertie and Cyndia Mittie Swindell Miller. She married Cornelius DeHoog, November 3, 1944 in Trent, NC who preceded her in death October 19, 1997. Mrs. DeHoog was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church in Pinetown, NC. She worked at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, then Beaufort County Hospital in Washington until her retirement. Clara Ruth was a homemaker, a very talented seamstress, and did alterations upon request. Crocheting was a hobby she enjoyed and made numerous afghans, doilies and clothing items for family and friends.  Mrs. Dehoog is survived by a son, Cornelius (Neal) DeHoog, Jr. of Pinetown, NC; two daughters, Cyndia DeHoog Wilkins of Raleigh, NC and Linda DeHoog Evans and husband Jerry of Clayton, NC; two brothers, Robert Miller of Bayboro, NC; and Ellis Miller of New Bern, NC; a sister, Kathleen Miller Robinson of Bayboro, NC; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter on February 19, 1959, three brothers, L.B Miller, Jr., Ferny Miller and Jimmy Miller and two sisters, Elizabeth Miller Hopkins and Katie Miller Ireland.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the DeHoog family.   (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Libby Woodard Delamar

Libby Woodard Delamar, 87, of Oriental, found peace on April 23, 2009.  Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Whortonsville, she was the daughter of Kaho and Mary Curtis Woodard, and was preceded in death by her son, Ned Everett Delamar III; six brothers, Glenn, Clyde, Alvin, Alec, Tillman and William Kaho Woodard; and one sister, Stella Woodard Slade.  She is survived by her husband, Ned Everett Delamar of Oriental; son, Dennis Woodard Delamar of Charlotte; daughter, Mary Delamar Flythe, and husband, Michael Flythe, of New Bern; daughter-in-law, Joan Delamar Gracie; grandchildren, John Hales Delamar of Oriental; Bill Flythe of Wilmington, Emily Flythe of Raleigh, Elizabeth Crockett Henderson and husband, Carl, of Swansboro; great-grandchildren, Caroline, John Crockett and Annabelle Henderson of Swansboro.  Libby graduated from Oriental High School, class of 1938. She became a licensed cosmetologist and worked as a beautician in Norfolk through wartime. When the war ended, she married Ned on April 27, 1946, and moved back to Pamlico County to Oriental. She and Ned created a comfortable home, which has been a welcoming haven to all those who visit.  She loved her family and her friends deeply and let them know it every chance she got. Her life centered around her children and her loved ones. Her many nieces and nephews were also especially important to her, each with a special relationship with "Aunt Libby" characterized by unconditional love, acceptance and humor. In her final years when she lost her sight, she was especially appreciative of her nephew, Paul Delamar, who started her mornings with breakfast and laughter.  Libby was a member of the Oriental Methodist Church, where she was a charter member of the Dorcas Circle, an organization of strong Oriental ladies since 1956. Her family and friends honor and celebrate the much-enjoyed life of a beautiful, gentle lady who leaves behind a legacy of strength, patience, humor and love.  Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oriental Methodist Church. The service is at 3 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Walter Graves and the Rev. Stan Brown officiating. A graveside service follows at the Oriental Cemetery.   Funeral arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations in Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 1, 2009)

Ned Everett Delamar, Jr.

ORIENTAL – Ned Everett Delamar, Jr., 93, found peace on November 18, 2013 at his Sterling House residence in New Bern. Born July 10, 1920 in Oriental, he is preceded in death by his father, Ned E. Delamar Sr, mother, Pearl Johnson Delamar, wife, Libby Woodard Delamar, son, Ned E. Delamar III, and brother, Paul J. Delamar, Sr.  Ned is survived by his son, Dennis Woodard Delamar of Charlotte; daughter, Mary Delamar Flythe and husband, Michael, of New Bern; daughter-in-law, Joan Delamar Gracie and husband, Larry Gracie of Oriental; grand daughters, Emily Caroline Flythe of Hanoi, Vietnam and Elizabeth Crockett Henderson and husband, Carl of Swansboro; grand sons, Bill Flythe of Wilmington and John Hales Delamar of Oriental; great grandchildren, Caroline, John Crockett, and Annabelle Henderson of Swansboro; nephew, Paul J. Delamar Jr and wife, Cynthia, and many beloved nieces, nephews and their descendants. Growing up in Oriental, he never faltered from his deep love for this small town on the coast where he spent most of his life. His home on Main Street was his castle, the view from his front porch he said was his most perfect place in the world. After graduating from Oriental High School in 1937, he studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and University of Richmond before entering the US Army. He served from 1940 – active duty and active reserve 28 years. Fought in five major campaigns during WWII; Infantry Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant in Combat. Received direct commission and retired US Army Active Reserve as Lieutenant Colonel. A member of the 82nd Airborne Division, he was decorated with many medals of heroism and service including two Purple Hearts. He and Libby were married in 1946 and built their home in Oriental where they raised their three children. A member of the Oriental Methodist Church his whole life, he was a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and a delegate to the NC Methodist Conference for many years. His brother Paul and Ned owned and operated Delamar Brothers General Merchandise at the foot of the Oriental Bridge while Ned simultaneously served as Pamlico County’s Representative in the state legislature from 1955 to 1965. A great advocate of education, he co-sponsored and introduced the Community College Act of 1963 that began the NC Community College System fifty years ago. From 1965 to 1980 he became a liaison with the Dept of Community Colleges and the state legislature, also serving as the director of Specialty Education Programs for the system until he retired and moved back to Oriental in 1980. From 1980 to 1988 he served as the Executive Director of NC Fisheries Association and consultant in Southeast state legislatures and the US Congress. In 1998 he was honored with the distinguished I.E. Ready for his service to the state’s community college system. A new building, The Ned Everett Delamar Center was dedicated at Pamlico Community College in 2008 to honor his legacy, also the Ned E. Delamar Scholarship awarded each year to a deserving student. He will be remembered fondly as a man who never met a stranger. An entertainer and politician at heart, he charmed young and old with his vast collection of funny stories and recitations, beautiful singing voice, great sense of fun, ventriloquism, magic tricks, and his gifted ability to command the room. He was characterized by his commitment to his church, family, community, and country; his lifetime of service to others; and a genuine love of people. The family extends special thanks and appreciation to the caring staff of Sterling House of New Bern and the doctors and nurses of Eastern Nephrology of New Bern, Pamlico Medical Center of Bayboro, and Community Health Care and Hospice of New Bern. A celebration of Ned’s life will be Friday November 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Oriental Methodist Church on 404 Freemason Street with Reverends Charles Moseley and Stan Brown officiating. Visitation with the family will begin there at 9:15 a.m. prior to the service. A graveside service will follow at Oriental Cemetery with Masonic Rites and US military honors. Other visitation this week will take place at the home of Mary and Michael Flythe, 1998 Jack Rabbit Lane, New Bern NC 28562.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Elisabeth Josephine Deneke

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Elisabeth "Lilo" Josephine Deneke, 77, died Saturday, January 7. A graveside service has been set for Wednesday, January 11, 11 am, in Oriental Cemetery.  She and her husband operated the Viking furniture Galore for 25 years.  She is survived by one son, Bernard Deneke of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Doris D. Lebeau, of Green Bay, WI and Michelle Deneke of Chapel Hill; and two grandsons.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 9, 2006)

Dorothy Browne Detwiler

ORIENTAL - Dorothy Browne Detwiler, 96, of 2701 Amhurst Blvd, New Bern, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Detwiler was a past member of the Oriental Women's Club as well as the Pamlico Republican Women. She moved from Brightwaters, N.Y., to Boynton Beach, Fla., and then to Oriental, where she resided for 12 years. While living in Florida, she was a member of Boynton Beach Civil Service Board and was the chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Headquarters.  Her husband, Edwin Detwiler, preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothea Osmun and husband, Richard, of Oriental; one grandchild, Jennifer White and husband, Joshua, of Raleigh; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon White and Rebecca White of Raleigh.  Memorial services will be held at the Oriental United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Graves officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, February 15, 2008)

Paul William Dexter

Paul William Dexter, 89, of Oriental, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice. Paul was an avid ballplayer/sportsman in his early years, a tech sergeant in the Army Air Corps in World War II, graduated from Toledo University, and was a district manager in agriculture sales, winning the prestigious Rifleman Award with Dow Chemical Company. In his later years, Paul was a sailor and a fisherman who loved shrimping in particular. For the past decade, he was an active member/employee of the Village Health and Fitness Club and looked forward each year to competing in the Neuse River Senior Games. His keen sense of humor will be missed by family and friends. The first in his family to attend college, he worked hard to provide his family with a "good life" and did a wonderful job of it.   He will be missed by many and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean, of Oriental; his son, Stephen, and his wife, Linda, and daughters, Megan, Leslie and Jeanette of New Jersey; his daughter, Jill, of Orlando, Fla.; his son, Tad, of Reelsboro, his wife, Rhonda, and his children, Paul, Melissa and Ashleigh; and his great-grandchildren, Laney, Gavin and Timothy; and stepchildren, Tommy and Emily.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, May 24, 2009)

Eutha Gray Phipps Diggs

SUFFOLK - Eutha Gray Phipps Diggs, 66, of the 1300 block of Wilroy Road, died Dec. 22, 2001, in her residence.  A native of Pamlico County, N.C., she was in quality control at General Electric Corp. in Portsmouth and later was a warehouse supervisor at Onderwater Corp. Mrs. Phipps was the daughter of the late Arthur Phipps and Ollie Fornes Phipps, she was predeceased by a sister, Elva Gammon and two brothers, Owen C. Phipps and Joseph B. Phipps.  Survivors include her husband, Melvin E. ''Sonny'' Diggs of Suffolk; daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki D. and Daniel Visocsky of Jacksonville, N.C., Patricia ''Patty'' D. and David Beale of Suffolk, and Susan Diggs and Henry ''Bubba'' Crocker of Suffolk; grandchildren, Daniel R. Visocsky II and wife Romona, Michael E. Visocsky and wife Anna, Charles A. Visocsky, David C. Beale, Jennifer N. Beale and Kayla G. Diggs; a great-grandson, Manuel ''Manny'' Visocsky; sisters, Naomi Hall of Washington, N.C., and Margie Starling of Columbia, S.C.; brothers, Robert Phipps of New Bern, N.C., William Phipps of Hialeah, Fla.; and her faithful pet, Freckles.  A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Harrell and Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. J.T. Scott. Entombment will be in Meadowbrook Mausoleum. Friends may join the family Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 1332 Wilroy Road. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 902 Pennsylvania Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] -  December 23, 2001; pg. B6)

Barbara Tuck Dixon

Barbara Tuck Dixon, 78, of Alliance died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at home. She is survived by her husband, Herbert "Riley" Dixon of the home; one son, Carl Wayne Wooldridge of Merritt; one daughter Sharon Dixon Smith of the home; one sister, Shirley Oakes of Lynchburg, VA; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Friday, October 12 with the Rev. Jack Wolk officiating at Sandhill Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Callie Polaski.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 17, 2012)

Carl Clifton Dixon, Sr.

NEW BERN - Carl Clifton Dixon, Sr., 80, of New Bern died Monday, June 6 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Thursday, June 9, 11 am, at St. Mary's Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Craig Simmons and the Rev. T.O. Terry officiating. Burial was in the Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro with Military Honors.  He was a member of St. Mary's Free Will Baptist Church, a US Army WWII veteran and retired from Western Southern Insurance Company.  He is survived by his wife, Ellen Swindell Dixon; one son, Carl "C.D." Dixon, Jr. of Reelsboro; one daughter, Barbara Dixon Edwards of Reelsboro; one brother, Merrian Dixon of Aurora; and four granddaughters.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2005)

Coy R. Dixon

ORIENTAL - Coy R. Dixon, 70, of 5868 Kershaw Road, died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a member of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Association, Gold Wing Road Riders Association and Rainbow Masonic Lodge No. 479 in Arapahoe.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. David Brown and the Rev. Diane Watson officiating.  Burial will be in Lee Cemetery in Arapahoe with Masonic rites by Rainbow Lodge No. 479.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Dixon; his children, Dolores Dixon Adams of Raleigh, Donnie Dixon and his wife, Terry of Reelsboro, N.C. and Dalton Dixon and his wife, Janet of Batesburg, S.C.; his stepchildren, Joseph Lee and his wife, Joanne of Wilmington, N.C., and Susie Lee Boyd and husband, Gene of Arapahoe, N.C.; his brother, J. P. Dixon and his wife, Bobbie of Reelsboro; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Parson and Rebecca Dixon and a brother, Alvis Dixon.  The family received friends Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 22, 2002)

Donald William Dixon

NEW BERN - Donald "Billy" William Dixon at age 87 went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday evening February 3, 2012 in his home.  Born in Pamlico County, North Carolina, Billy is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Dixon; mother, Carrie B. Dixon; step-mother, Minnie D. Dixon; brother, Glenwood Dixon; sister-in-law, Mary Dixon; and step-brothers, Duval and Leston Lee.   After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he returned and graduated from East Carolina in 1949.  Upon retiring from the N.C. Dept. of Revenue he joined his wife, Mollie, in operating Dixon's Soda Shop, an icon, located in downtown New Bern.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mollie H. Dixon; son, Dorian and wife Sherri Dixon, of High Point; daughter, Aletta and husband, Wayne Brown of New Bern; grandchildren, Tyler Dixon and wife, Katherine; Trevor Dixon, Bryson Brown and Tanner Brown; and four great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. with Dr. Steven Fitzgerald officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., just prior to the service.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, February 6. 2012)

Eddie Bryan Dixon

GRANTSBORO - Eddie Bryan Dixon, 81, of 266 S. Goose Creek Road, died Saturday, May 10 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Tuesday, May 13, 11 am, in the Caton Cemetery in the community of Goose Creek with the Rev. Timothy Odom officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Sybil L. Dixon. Three sons, Roger Dixon of Marrero, LA, William Bryan Dixon of Morehead city and Eddie L. Dixon of Grantsboro; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2003)

Hazel Harper Dixon

ARAPAHOE - Hazel Harper Dixon, 81, died Monday, February 3 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Thaddeus C. Harper and Margie Lee Harper.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Major Miffin Dixon, and a sister, Laurice Sparks.  She is survived by one sister, Velma Scott of Grantsboro; niece, Susie Banks of Arapahoe; nephew, Terry Scott and wife, Teresa, of Grantsboro; great-nieces, Vicki Prescott and husband, Bobby, of Arapahoe, Lisa Banks of New Bern; Teresa Cahoon and husband, Bobby, of Arapahoe and Selena Scott of Grantsboro; great nephew, Shawn Scott and wife, Lisa, of Grantsboro; five great-great nieces; and one great-great nephew.  A funeral service was held at 11 am on Thursday, February 6 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Graham Lane officiating. Burial followed in New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, just prior to the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2003)

Helen Joyce Dixon

Helen Joyce Dixon, 78, of Grantsboro died Friday at her home.  She is survived by her husband, Steve Taylor Dixon; son, William "Redbug" Dixon, of Grantsboro; two daughters, Joyce Ray and Peggy Arthur, of Grantsboro; sisters, Evelyn McCaffity of Havelock, Edna Foye of Clarks and Gladys Bunn of Alliance; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grantsboro Cemetery, with the Rev. Dale Clark officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, November 12, 2007)

John Luther Dixon, Jr.

ORIENTAL - John Luther Dixon, Jr., 85, of Oriental died Wednesday, June 4 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Friday, June 6, 11 am, at Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. William Sherman and the Rev. Danny Allen officiating. He was a purchasing agent for Maola Milk and Ice Cream for 38 years and was an active member of Centenary UMC where he was a member of the Pilmoor Sunday School class.  He is survived by his widow, Peggy Carter Dixon of the home; two sons, David Dixon and Kenneth Dixon, both of Oriental; and one sister, Edna D. Williams of Kinston.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory of New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2003)

Julia Mae Greene Cannon Dixon

ORIENTAL - Julia Mae Greene Cannon Dixon, 79, of 307 George Street, Oriental, died Saturday, June 7 at her residence. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 12, 1 pm, at Pierce’s Chapel AME Zion Church in Oriental with the Rev. L.E. Chadwick, pastor, and the Rev. Farries Slade, eulogist. Burial will be in the Dozier Family Cemetery.  She was a member of St. Mark Disciples Church in New Bern and was a deaconess, usher, mother and hospitality member of the church auxiliaries.  She is survived by five sons, Edward Dixon of Hampton, VA, James Dixon Jr. of Holly Springs; Stanley T. Dixon of New Bern, Vincent Dixon of Bayboro, Kareem Edwards of Newport News, VA; one stepson, Earl Blango of Arapahoe; step-daughter, Geneva Styron of Oriental; two sisters, Flora Perry and Emma Greene, both of Oriental; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday, June 11, at Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc. in New Bern.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2003)

Melvin Clem Dixon

GOOSE CREEK - Melvin Clem Dixon, 74, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at his home.  He had been a commercial fisherman and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  Funeral will be noon Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Cayton Cemetery in Goose Creek with military hon-ors by the Pamlico County Veterans Council.  Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffery Dean Dixon and Michael Glen Dixon. He is survived by his wife, Faye B. Dixon; one daughter, Kathryn Spencer of Goose Creek; and one granddaughter, Michelle Spencer.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, April 9, 2007)

Noah Lewis Dixon

RALEIGH - Noah Lewis Dixon, 80, of 6408 Malibu Drive, a retired electrical engineer with CP & L and a 1950 graduate of North Carolina State University, died Friday at Wake Med while surrounded by his loving family. A native of Pamlico County, he was the son of the late Waldon and Bessie Rice Dixon.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Garner Advent Christian Church. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Wilmington.  Surviving: his wife of 57 years, Sybil Lane Dixon; daughter, Linda D. Brown and her husband, James of Wilmington; son, James "Jimmy" Dixon of Durham; and a sister, Carol Daniels and her husband, Vernon Daniels of Merritt, NC.  The family will be at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Garner Advent Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 381, Garner, NC 27529.   (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - June 18, 2006; pg. B6)

Roy Benton Dixon

GRANTSBORO - Roy Benton Dixon, 77, died Sunday, February 1 at his home. A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 11 am, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  He was a member of Amity Christian Church.  He is survived by his wife, Thelma T. Dixon; two daughters, Judy Suchomel and Martha Harper, both of Grantsboro; one brother, Melvin Dixon of Grantsboro; four grandsons; and one great granddaughter.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2004)

Steve Taylor Dixon

Steve Taylor Dixon, 82, of Grantsboro died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at home.  He was farmer, an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was also a charter member of Pamlico County Rescue Squad and Grantsboro-Silverhill VFD as well as a member of Neuse River Council of Government for many years and a member for over 30 years of Bay River Soil & Water Conservation. He is survived by his son, William “Red Bug” T. Dixon; two daughters, Joyce D. Ray and Peggy D. Padrick; one sister, Sallie D. Bennett; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 18, at Grantsboro cemetery with the Rev. Dale Clark officiating.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday afternoon at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home, 431 Hwy 306 N. Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 20, 2013)

Sybil Lee Hooker Dixon

GRANTSBORO - Sybil Lee Hooker Dixon, 77, of Grantsboro died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Bryan Dixon.  She is survived by three sons, Roger Young Dixon and wife, Holly, of New Orleans, La., William Bryan Dixon and wife, Lorna, of Morehead City and Eddie Lee Dixon and wife, Sherry, of Grantsboro; two brothers, Edward Hooker of Grantsboro and Richard Hooker of San Antonio, Texas; four sisters, Nina Simpson of Grantsboro, Mary Broadway of New Bern, Lois Everington of Kinston and Helen Barbee of Jones County; seven grandchildren, Belinda Beeck, Curge Click and Lisa Gibson, William Bryan Dixon Jr., Christopher Thomas Dixon, Shane Dixon and Stacy Watson; and five great-grandchildren, William Bryan Dixon III, Sara Roman Gibson, Madison Gibson, Andreas Beeck and Rylie Watson.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Caton Cemetery with the Rev. David Bruce officiating.  The family will receive friends at the home, 266 S. Goose Creek Road., Grantsboro, NC 28529. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, November 13, 2008)

Mary Esther Donnelly

ORIENTAL - Mary Esther Donnelly, 81, of 1009 Gilgo Road died Sunday, April 20 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  The family plans to receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 21.  She was a cartoon illustrator for Terry Toons.  She is survived on one step-granddaughter, Sandra Braun of Merritt.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2003)

Carolyn Alice Duryea Dorning

Carolyn Alice Duryea Dorning, 65, of Alliance died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.  She was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member of the ladies' auxiliary and active in the youth program. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the DAV Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Harold "Hal" Dorning; two sons, Gary Dorning and his wife, Chris, of Chehalis, Washington, and Lenard Dorning, and his wife, Terri, of Centralia, Washington; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Kathy Martin and her husband, Dennis, of Midland, Texas.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, at Rock of Zion F.W.B. Church with the Rev. Ray Lewis and the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rock of Zion F.W.B. Church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Elizabeth M. Douglas

PAMLICO COUNTY - Elizabeth M. Douglas, 74, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 24. Arrangements by Lowndes & McLane Funeral Home, Tucker, Ga.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - December 25, 1997; pg. B10)

Charity Gaskill Dowdy

HOBUCKEN – Charity Gaskill Dowdy, 86, died Monday, February 23 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Wednesday, February 24, 11 am, at Barnett Cemetery with Elder Joe Sawyer officiating.  She is survived by two daughters, Ila D. Leary of Hobucken and Lois D. Wells of Grifton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tollie A. Dowdy, one son, A.J. Dowdy and a daughter, Barbara J. Dowdy.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2004)

Rhona Cristall Downs

ORIENTAL - Rhona Cristall Downs, 79, died November 21, 2006 at Gardens of Pamlico.  Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 18, at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be inurned with her husband, Russell F. Downs who preceded her in death.  She is survived by a son, Aaron James Downs of Canada; a daughter, Cristall D. Lee; and a niece, Noelle Montague Friedman of Santa Fe, N.M.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 9, 2006)

Russell F. Downs

ORIENTAL - Russell F. Downs, 86, died Thursday, April 15 at his home. A graveside service is planned for Arlington National Cemetery.  He served his country in the US Army during World War II and was a retired oil consultant.  He is survived by his wife, Rhona C. Downs; one son, Aaron James Downs of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and one daughter, Cristall Lee of Oriental  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2004)

Nellie Viola Styron-Dozier

ORIENTAL - Nellie Viola Styron-Dozier, 88, of 1169 Oriental Road, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of St. Stephen M.B. Church and a former choir member. She was employed in the Pamlico County seafood industry.  Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen M.B. Church, 1151 Janiero Road, Oriental, with the Rev. Serinus Willis Sr. officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stephen Church cemetery, Oriental.  She is survived by a son, Artis Dozier of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Mildred Daniel of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Charlie Styron of Oriental; a sister, Elnora Hagman of Newport News, Va.; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be at the church an hour before the service.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, October 3, 2007)

Mollie Hopkins Drake
[Jan. 7, 1920 - Sept. 26, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Sept. or Oct. 1998)

Alfonza Driggers, Sr.

GRIFTON - Deacon Alfonza Driggers, Sr., 71, of 286 Contentnea Dr., died Friday, August 1, 2003 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 8, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at River of Life Christian Center, 301 North Secrest St., Kinston, NC. Interment will follow in Live Oak Church Cemetery, Grifton, NC.  Deacon Driggers was born and reared in Pamlico County and attended the county schools. He was employed by and retired from Pitt County Schools. He was a member of Live Oak FWB Church, where he served as a Deacon and Trustee of the church.  He is survived by his foster mother, Lydia Bell Daniel of Grifton, NC; his wife, Maddie Marie Driggers of the home; three sons, Alfonza (Fonz) Driggers Jr. of Grifton, NC, Karl S. Driggers of Ayden, NC and Julius R. Driggers of Alexandria, VA; four daughters, Carolyn E. Gooding and Betty J. Powell, both of Fort Washington, MD, Shirlene Mobley of Grifton, NC and Senia Marie Tucker of White Plains, MD; two brothers, Harold (Collie) Driggers of Vandemere, NC and Benjamin Driggers of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Althea Ward of Vanceboro, NC and Senia Monk of Bayboro, NC; 12 grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Viewing will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2003 from 2-5 p.m. at Don Brown Funeral Home and from 6-8 p.m. at Live Oak FWB Church.  Funeral arrangements by Don Brown Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - August 6, 2003; pg. B8)

Cheryl Buttocovoli Driscoll

Cheryl "Bea" Driscoll (nee Buttocovoli), 42, of Merritt, NC died February 27, 2002 at UNC Hospital at Chapel Hill, NC.  She was a native of Nesco and moved to the Pamlico County community of Paradise Shores, NC five years ago.  She is survived by her life partner, Robert Chandler of the home; her mother, Shirley Smith of Nesco; her father and step-mother, Paul and Kathy Buttocovoli, Sr. of Missouri; a brother, Paul Buttocovoli, Jr., his wife Kathy and niece, Emily of Absecon; a brother, John Buttocovoli, of Nesco; a brother, Josh Buttocovoli, his wife, Marcy, niece Alysa and nephew Josh, Jr. of Williamstown; and step-son, Randy Driscoll of New Gretna. She is also survived by Robert Chandler's mother and step-father, Mary and Dale Reinhardt of Arapahoe, NC; his brother and wife, Ralph and Lynn Chandler and daughter Ashley; his sister and husband, Sharon and Don Ross.  In addition to her immediate family, she leaves numerous friends and relatives all of whom she touched with her generosity, her humor, her selfless spirit and most of all, her love of life. She leaves behind a profound sense of loss to everyone who knew her. "She never met a stranger."  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nesco Methodist Church in Nesco. A buffet will be served immediately afterward in the church hall.  (The Press of Atlantic City [Atlantic City, NJ] - March 4, 2002; pg. C2)

Connis Ray Dudley

RALEIGH - Connis Ray Dudley, 52, of 4807 Blue Bird Court, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at his residence.  A native of Bayboro, he was a graduate of Pamlico High School Class of 1970 and N.C. State University Class of 1974. He was a 26-year employee with the N.C. Department of Revenue as a communication supervisor. He was a member of Greenhill M. B. Church, Bayboro.  Funeral will be noon Saturday at St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, Bayboro with the Rev. Kenneth Bell officiating.  Burial will be in McKinley Dudley Cemetery, Bayboro.  He is survived by his mother, Ellen Dudley of Bayboro; brothers, Gregory E. Dudley of Aurora, Rodney D. Dudley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Johnnie L. Credle and George T. Credle of Mesic, Kelvin Credle of Bayboro and Hugh C. Credle of Roanoke Rapids; sisters, Clara B. Jones and Leola C. Blount of Mesic, Phyllis C. Jones of Maribel, Aljournia C. Moore of Grantsboro, Pearlie C. Steele of Durham, and Valerie Credle of New Bern.  The family will receive friends at the residence of his mother, 418 Chinchilla Drive and from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 26, 2005)

Erma Mae Garrison Dudley

Erma Mae Garrison Dudley, 87, of New Bern Health Care, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a native of Pamlico County and was a member of Greenhill Missionary Baptist Church.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark AME Zion Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bell and the Rev. C.C. Satterfield Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Dudley family cemetery.  She is survived by five sons, Dubois Dudley of Jacksonville, and Samuel Dudley, William R. Dudley, Gene Dudley and Stanley McQueen, all of Bayboro; three daughters, Julia B. Dudley, Charity Barrow and Evelyn S. Scott, all of Bayboro; one brother, Herman Garrison of Grantsboro; 30 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 264 Chinchilla Drive, Bayboro.  Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home Inc. in New Bern and one hour prior to the service at the church.   Arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home Inc.  (Unknown newspaper)

Frank Dudley

Frank Dudley, 90, of 59 S. 29th, Wyandanch, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Good Sa-maritan Hospital, Wyandanch, N.Y.  A native of Beaufort County and a resident of New York state for more than 60 years, he was a 1975 retiree of Local 1298 Construction Company of Hempstead, LI, N.Y.  His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Green Hill M.B. Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bell, pastor, and Tony Credle, eulogist. The interment will be in the Credle Family Cemetery.  He is survived by his two sons, Victor Dudley of Wyandanch, N.Y., and Samuel Dudley of Brentwood, N.Y.; three daughters, Cynthia Dudley, Karen Dudley and Pamela Dudley, all of Wyandanch, N.Y.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The viewing will be at Green Hill M.B. Church on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 6, 2010)

James Kenneth Dudley

James Kenneth Dudley, 79, of 506 East 40th St. and former New Bern resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.  A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church in New Bern with full military rites. Interment will follow at the Harper Family Cemetery in Oriental.  He is survived by his wife, Vivian Gatlin Dudley of Patterson, N.J.; sons, Kenneth "Shamel" Golden of Detroit, Mich. and Jacques Dudley of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Martha Dudley of Nutley, N.J.; eight grandchildren; one brother, William "Bro" Dudley of New Bern; and one sister, Louisa Vandveen of Williamsburg, Va.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and other times at the residence, 1708 Washington St., New Bern.  Arrangements are by Rountree Family Mortuary and Cremation Service, Greenville.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, November 20, 2011)

Samuel LaNorris Dudley

Samuel "Snake" LaNorris Dudley, 44, died Feb. 9, 2014, at his residence in Hackensack, N.J.  He was a native of Bayboro and a 1988 graduate of Pamlico County High School. He was owner of Dudley DuRite Computer Services and was employed with Hudson Crossing Services.  His memorial services will held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. David Burley, pastor, officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Michelle Dudley of the home; two sons, Timothy Smith of Fayetteville and Elijah Johnson of the home; two daughters, Zanquazia Miller of Bayboro and Salima Dudley of the home; parents, Samuel and Betty Credle Dudley of Bayboro; three sisters, Javaz Dudley of Hackensack, N.J., Minerva Dudley of New Bern and Aishya Stanley of High Point; maternal grandmother, Hattie Credle of Bayboro; and one grandchild.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 24, 2014)

Teresa Evon Dudley

WAKE FOREST - Teresa Evon Dudley, 63, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at William Dunlap Center, Raleigh.  She was a native of Pamlico County and was employed as an administrative assistant for Atlantic Richfield Co., Pacificare of Colorado and BP Oil Company.  Her funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. M. D. Egerton officiating. The burial will follow in the Dudley Family Cemetery, Bayboro.  She is survived by three brothers, Charles Dudley of Fayetteville, Steven T. Dudley of Durham and the Rev. Marquis D. Egerton of Raleigh; one sister, Michelle L. Egerton of Boston, Mass.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Wanza Dudley, 19045 N.C. 33 East, Edward, N.C. Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, June 10, 2012)

Victor Dudley

WYANDANCH, N.Y. - Victor Dudley, 56, 42 Birch St. Wyandanch, N.Y., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2010, at his residence.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Luvenia Credle Dudley.  The interment rites will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Credle Family Cemetery, Neals Creek Road, Bayboro, with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating.  He is survived by his son, Melvin Dudley Rogers of Harlem, N.Y.; one brother, Samuel Dudley of Brentwood, N.Y.; and three sisters, Cynthia Dudley, Karen Dudley and Pamela Dudley, all of Wyandanch, N.Y.  The viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary Inc. from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 4, 2010)

Vivian Lupton Dudley

Vivian Lupton Dudley, 82, of Goldsboro died at Wayne Memorial Hospital Saturday, November 2, 2002.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery. She spent most of her life loving, caring and helping people in need.  Mrs. Dudley was born in Pamlico County to the late William Daniel Lupton and Affa Leona Hodge Lupton. Mrs. Dudley worked with Borden Manufacturing for 19 years and operated Dudley's Rest Home for 20 years. She attended Oak Heights Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by a daughter, Annette Dudley; a son, Kirby and wife Mary Ann all of Goldsboro; a special son, Franklin Hobbs of the home; six grandchildren, Debbie Grant and husband Danny, Lynn McCutcheon and husband Chris, Dwayne Holland and wife Sylvia, Warren Dudley and Jennifer Dudley all of Goldsboro and Glen Holland and wife Neta-K of Pikeville; seven great-grandchildren, Kim Sanderson and husband Chris, Danny Grant Jr. and wife Jessica, Bobby Calcote, Christy Calcote, Sandy Holland, Kevin Holland and Cameron Holland; one great-great-grandchild, Austin Sanderson; five sisters, Mae Neal, Jean Mitchell, Joyce Lanier of Goldsboro, Katie Wright of Vanceboro and Helen Everette of Holly Ridge.  Mrs. Dudley was preceded in death by four brothers, Lonnie Lupton, Linwood Lupton, Mac Lupton, and E.V. "Tink" Lupton.  Memorials may be made to Oak Heights Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 2103 O'Berry Center Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.  The family will receive friends Sunday night from 6 until 8 at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Kirby and Mary Ann Dudley, 204 Cella Street, Goldsboro.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - November 3, 2002; pg. B6)

George S. Duffie, Jr.

ORIENTAL - Dr. George S. Duffie Jr., 76, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He retired from the South Carolina Conference United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Watson Duffie; two sons, Thomas Summers Duffie of Columbia, S.C. and Luther Boyd Duffie of Lexington, S.C.; one daughter, Alyson D. Price of W. Columbia, S.C.; one brother, L. Traywick Duffie of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, June "Sandiie" Griffeth of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and eight grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, in Lou Mac Park, Oriental, with the Rev. Keith Sexton officiating. In the case of inclement weather the service will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends after the service at the park.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 22, 2011)

Lyle C. Dunable

NICEVILLE, FLA. - Lyle C. Dunable, 47, of Niceville, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 1996, in a local hospital. He was born in Oriental, N.C., on Feb. 28, 1950.  He honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He leaves behind his loving wife, Anita, of Niceville; sons, Christopher and Benjamin Dunable, and a daughter, Susan Dunable, all of Niceville.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at the McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward Chandler officiating. Heritage Gardens, Niceville, Fla., will be his final resting place at a later date.  Floral tributes are acceptable, or those who desire may make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, 14 N.W. Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 32548.  McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla., is entrusted with the arrangements.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - November 5, 1996; pg. B4)

Charles Kelly Dunn, Jr.

Charles Kelly Dunn Jr., 83, died April 3, 1992, in a hospital.  Mr. Dunn was born in Pamlico County. He was the founder of Guardian Corp., former owners and operators of Guardian Care nursing homes, and had retired as chairman. He helped form City Ambulance Service and A-D Surgical Supply Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was the widower of Ineze Dail Dunn.  The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Ayden Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to North Carolina Wesleyan College or Chowan College. Farmer Funeral Home, Ayden, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 5, 1992; pg. B2)

Gladys Evelyn Mayo Hill Dunn
[Dec. 13, 1915 - Dec. 1, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Dec. 2001)

John C. Dunn

BAYBORO – John C. Dunn, 76, died Sunday, February 8 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a charter member of the Pamlico County Moose Lodge.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn.   He is survived by four daughters, Vicki Carlisle of Oriental, Susan Dunn Whitman of Carrollton, GA, Marilyn Kyde Dietz of DeCatur, GA and April Mireles of Houston, TX; two sisters, Mary Bennett of Stonewall and Bonnie May of Nashville, NC; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his beloved friend, Rosa White of Merritt.   A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 11 at 2:00 pm at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating and rites by the Pamlico County Moose Lodge. A private burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Wednesday just prior to the service and other times at the home of Maxine Banks, 68 Spain Farm Road in Stonewall.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2004)

Katie Belle Lee Dunn

Katie Belle Lee Dunn, 101, of the 3900 block of Llewellyn Ave., died May 21, 2000.  Mrs. Dunn was born in Bayboro, N.C., and was a homemaker. She attended East Carolina where she was studying to become a teacher. She was the widow of Percy Mildon Dunn and was also predeceased by a daughter, Hazel Belle Dunford.  She is survived by a son, Grover Lee Dunn and his wife, Hazel, of High Point, N.C.; two grandchildren, Grover Lee Dunn II of Richmond and Robert Dunford II of Norfolk; great-granddaughter, Ashley Stowell and great-great-grandddaughter, Brooke Stowell, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; son-in-law, Robert W. Dunford Sr. of Norfolk; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 23, 2000; pg. B8)

Dwight W. Durham

WEST CHESTER, PA. - Dwight W. Durham, 85, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Bellingham. He was the husband of the late Beatrice Blackwell Durham, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Stonewall, N.C., he was the son of the late Rev. Ernest C. and Roberta Womble Durham. He graduated from John Graham High School in Warrenton, N.C., and N.C. State University with a degree in chemistry. Dwight started his career as a chemist with E.I. DuPont Co. in Wilmington, N.C. During World War II, he became a recruiter of chemists in the human resources division in the Nemours Building, retiring in 1976. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for five years and former member of Church of the Covenant, Wilmington, for more than 30 years. During retirement he attended Landrum Presbyterian Church, Landrum, S.C. He was an avid golfer and a member of DuPont Country Club. Dwight is survived by his son, Wayne B. Durham of West Chester daughter, Anne Blatz of Brewster, Mass. sisters, Nell Lyles of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Ruth Arden Greene of Raleigh, N.C. 10 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Richard D. Durham. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Miller St., West Chester. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial gifts may be made to Common Hope (Guatemala mission work), P.O. Box 14298, St. Paul, MN 55114-0298 or Leukemia Society of America, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 2- D-1, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Boyd Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  (Asheville Citizen-Times [Asheville, NC] - January 8, 2003; pg. B3)

Bertha Daniels DuVal

Bertha Daniels DuVal, 91, died in Sentara Nursing Home on July 11, 2004.  Born June 18, 1913, in Pamlico County, N.C., she was the widow of James M. DuVal, Sr. having been married for 64 years. She was a member of Indian River Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, James M. DuVal, Jr.; four grandchildren, Sharon L. Everton and husband Roger of Chesapeake, Patricia A. McLawhorn and husband David of Elizabeth City, N.C., Melynda D. DuVal of Norfolk and J. Marshall DuVal, III and his fiancee Rhonda Real of Chesapeake; two great-grandchildren, Ryan K. Everton of Chesapeake and Ashley R. McLawhorn of Elizabeth City; and her dear friend, "Angie" of Chesapeake. She was predeceased by her daughter, Virginia DuVal Baker.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 13, 2004; pg. B6)

Charles L. Duvall

GRANTSBORO - Charles L. Duvall, 43, died Thursday, August 18 at his home. A funeral service was held Sunday, August 21, 2 pm, at Bryant Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Harris and the Rev. Jeff Harris officiating. Burial was in Paul Cemetery in Silverhill.  He was a maintenance worker with the NC Department of Transportation, member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church, Grantsboro/Silverhill Volunteer fire Department and had served in the National Guard.  He is survived by his wife, Alisa H. Duval; father, Charles M. Duval, Jr. of Pollocksville; two brothers, Roger Duval of Garner and Steven Duval of Fuquay-Varina; and two sisters, Dawn Penley of New Bern and Terri Love of Elks Grove, CA.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 2005)

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