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John Walter Edmundson

John Walter Edmundson, 80, of Alliance, died May 8 at Carolina East Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Marceile Edmundson; three sons, Walt, Mark and Neil Edmundson; and two grandchildren, Adam Edmundson and Christina White. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – May 12, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Marceile Sawyer Edmundson

ALLIANCE - Marceile Sawyer Edmundson, 78, of Alliance died Sept. 4, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was predeceased in death by her husband, John Walter Edmundson.  A funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Burial will be in the Sandhill Cemetery.  She is survived by three sons, Walt Edmundson of Alliance; Mark Emundson of Greenville and Neil Edmundson of Stonewall and two grandchildren, Adam Edmundson and Christina White.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, September 8, 2010)

Essie Pearl Edwards

REELSBORO - Essie Pearl Edwards, 87, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church and a member of the 60-plus Club.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Reelsboro United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mike Roach and Dwight Williams officiating.  Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Jerry Edwards of Reelsboro and Larry Edwards of Atlanta; two daughters, Brenda Townley of Reelsboro and Jeanette Holton of Alliance; one sister, Ilene Howell of Henderson; 30 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 16, 2005)

Gilda Day Edwards
[Jan. 12, 1931 - Sept. 22, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Sept. 24, 2002)

Jerry Wayne Edwards

REELSBORO - Jerry Wayne Edwards, 63, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in New Bern.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Jerry has been employed by B/S/H since 1979.  He is survived by his wife, Patty "Sue" Edwards; two sons, Ken Edwards of Atlanta, GA and Michael Edwards and wife, Sharon, of New Bern, and their children, Lauren and Michael; four daughters, Kimberly Carter and special friend, Chris, and children, Lee, Marissa and Jeffrey of Kinston, Teresa Caelen and children, Ryan and Samantha of Arapahoe, Mary Curtis and husband, David, and daughter, Katlyn, of Reelsboro and Cathy McLawhorn and husband, Dickie, of Vanceboro; one brother, Larry Edwards and wife, Sue, of Clarksville, GA; two sisters, Jeanette Holton of Alliance and Brenda Townley of Reelsboro; sister-in-law, Joy Sanderlin of New Bern; and brother-in-law, Charles Sanderlin of Reelsboro.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Blanford and Essie Edwards.  The family received friends at Calvary Baptist Church on Rhem Avenue on Monday evening, July 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and other times at the home in Reelsboro. A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 at 11:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Wingard, Pastor Dwight Williams and Pastor Steve Cuthrell officiating with burial in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 25, 2005)

Myra Lupton Edwards

EDWARD - Myra Lupton Edwards, 89, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Grantsboro.  She was a member of Edward Christian Church.  A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 7, at Edward Christian Church with the Rev. Ray Webb and the Rev. David Lipton officiating.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sarah Lupton; her husband, Edward Ernest Edwards; and sister, Carrie Lewis.  She is survived by her son, Edward "Eddie" Edwards Jr., of Edward; daughter, Dean Howerin and husband, O.B., of Grantsboro; sister, Margie Whitfield of Reelsboro; two granddaughters, Sarah Weinhold and husband, Bill, of Morehead City and Rebecca Robison and husband, Jason, of Charlotte; one great-grandson, William Weinhold of Morehead City.  The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, March 8, 2011)

Pamela Mumford Edwards

MINNESOTT BEACH - Pamela Mumford Edwards, 63, died Monday, January 9 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A memorial service was held Thursday, January 12, 1:00 pm, at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating.  She was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Edwards; one daughter, Mary Long and husband, John, of Dacula, GA; two stepdaughters, Debbie Pearson and husband, B.J., of Gainesville, GA, and Virginia Watson and husband, Jeff, of Gastonia; one sister, Norma Schipper of Goldsboro; seven granddaughters, Leslie Person, Holly Long, Sara Long, Jamie Chambers, Jillian Long, Lindsey Long and Rebecca Long; and one great-grandson, Nathan Long.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Mary Burton Mumford, her son, Bobby Edwards, and her brother, Bobby Mumford.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 11, 2006)

Sandra Fay Tompkins Edwards

Sandra “Sandy” Fay Tompkins Edwards, 61, of Mesquite, NV, formerly of Whortonsville, died July 21. She is survived by her husband, Charles Edwards and one son, Carlos Edwards. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., July 31 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Owen Peele officiating. Interment in Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Dave and Hannah Hoopengarner. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 28, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Shirley W. Tingle Edwards

ORIENTAL - Shirley W. Tingle Edwards, 89, of 3300 Straight Road, died Saturday, October 11, 2003 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was born December 15, 1913, daughter of the late Matthew L. Tingle and Clara Wise Tingle of Pamlico, NC.  She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church of New Bern, NC, a former airline stewardess with American World Airlines and a retired registered nurse.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wheeler Edward, and her brothers, Graham Tingle, Kenneth Tingle, Matthew Tingle, Jr., Francis Tingle and Forrest "Dink" Tingle.  She is survived by her sister Melba Dixon of Oriental, her brother, Raymond A. Tingle of Oriental, and her nephews and nieces.  A graveside service was held Monday, October 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grantsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Roach officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations in Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, October 15, 2003; pg. 18)  Obituary kindly submitted by Claud W. Carawan, Jr.

Clara Banks Hardison Eldridge

ARAPAHOE - Clara Banks Hardison Eldridge, 92, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Two Rivers Healthcare, Neuse Campus.  She was a longtime member of Bethany Christian Church where she served as a member of the women's fellowship and a youth leader. She was also involved with the Christmas and Easter programs as well as Bible school. She worked side-by-side with her husband, Robert H. Hardison, on their farm.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert H. Hardison and Caroll Eldridge.  She is survived by two sons, Robert Harvey Hardison Jr. of Oriental and Fredrick T. Hardison of Kennels Beach; two daughters, Annette Hardison Aldridge and husband, Goethe W., of Arapahoe and Judy Jones and husband, Luke, of New Bern; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 13, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, March 14, 2011)

Ernest L. Emery

Ernest L. Emery, 91, of New Portland Road, formerly of Melbourne, Fla., died Tuesday at his residence.  He was born in Hobucken, N.C., a son of Louis W. and Caroline V. Alcock Emery, and attended the Naval Radio School in Great Lakes, Ill. Mr. Emery was an electrician for the Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Va., for 33 years, retiring in 1959.  He was a Navy veteran. He was a 32nd-degree Mason at the Melbourne (Fla.) Lodge.  His first wife, Margaret Emery, died previously.  Surviving are his wife, Mary C. Emery; two sons, Lloyd Emery of Great Falls, Va., and Marcus Emery of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Jean Leek of Melbourne, Fla.; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Hay & Peabody, Portland.  (Portland Press Herald [Portland, ME] - May 18, 1995; pg. B19)

Lula Rachel Cayton Ensley

AURORA - Lula Rachel Cayton Ensley, 94, died July 9, 2007, at her home.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cuthrell Cemetery, Small Community, Aurora, with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.  The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of White Hill F.W.B. Church af-ter the graveside service and other times at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Bennett.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, July 10, 2007)

Mrs. Lula Rachel Cayton Ensley, age 94, of the Small Community of Aurora died Monday July 9, 2007 at her home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at the Cuthrell Cemetery in the Small Community of Aurora and will be conducted by Pastor Wesley Taylor.  Mrs. Lula was born in Beaufort Co. on September 3, 1912 to the late Yancey Marion and Elvra Gaskins Cayton. On September 11, 1936 she married the late Bryan D. Ensley who preceded her in death on November 2, 1958. Mrs. Lula was a homemaker.  Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Bennett of Aurora, one step-son, Dewey Ensley of Martinsville, VA; one step-daughter, Lucille Hall of Grantsboro; one brother, George Cayton of Wilmington, one grand child; fourteen step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; twenty seven step great grandchildren and twenty seven step great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by one step son George Ensley; one step daughter, Laverne Cayton; two sisters, Lala Price and Bertha Cayton and one brother, Cleatus Cayton.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service at The White Hill FWB Church Fellowship Hall and other times at the home of Elizabeth Bennett.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Ensley family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Tuesday, July 10, 2007)

Euna (Una) Mae Sadler Erwig
[July 6, 1933 - June 14, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – June 1998)

Marie Parker Ethridge

After a fourteen-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Marie Parker Ethridge died at her home in New Bern, NC, on Thursday, September 27, 2012. She was a native of Lucedale, Mississippi, and was the eldest of five daughters of R.O. and Minnie Parker. She was a member of Oriental First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Rev. Murray Ethridge; two sons, Mark Ethridge and wife, Pat, of Virginia Beach, VA and David Ethridge and wife, Jeanine, of New Bern; four grandchildren, Stephanie Ethridge and Michael Ethridge both of Virginia Beach, VA and Hannah Ethridge and Rebekah Ethridge both of New Bern; and two sisters, Inez Beech of Lucedale, MS and Ann McGraw of Mobile, AL. She was honored and remembered at a memorial service on Sunday, September 30, at Oriental First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating. Interment followed in Oriental Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 3, 2012)

Mary Alice Cleaver Eudy

ORIENTAL - Mary Alice Cleaver Eudy, 79, of 309 Stillwater Lane, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She is survived by her husband, Paul H. Eudy, Sr.; three sons, Paul H. Eudy, Jr. of Salisbury, Jeff Eudy of Hope Mills, and Stan Eudy of Arapahoe; one daughter, Leslie Eudy Carwell of Raleigh; one sister, Peggy Gullett of Enochville; and two grandchildren.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Oriental with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating.  Interment will be after the service in the Oriental Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, July 15, 2008)

Paul H. Eudy, Sr.

ORIENTAL - Paul Eudy, 83, passed away, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Riverpoint Crest Nursing Home.  He is survived by three sons, Paul Eudy, Jr. of Salisbury, Jeff Eudy and wife, Donna, of Hope Mills and Stan Eudy and wife, Shelia, of Arapahoe; one daughter, Leslie Eudy Carwell and husband, Chris, of Raleigh; one brother, Charles Eudy of Concord; and three grandsons.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  The family will receive friends and relatives immediately following the service at the home of Mr. Eudy, 309 Stillwater Lane, Oriental. "Something has spoken to me in the night, burning the tapers of the waning year; something has spoken in the night; and told me I shall die, I know not where. Losing the earth we know for greater knowing, losing the life we have for greater life, and leaving friends we loved for greater loving, men find a land more kind than home, more large than earth. Were on the pillars of this earth are founded, toward which the spirits of the nations draw, toward which the conscience of the world is tending-a wind is rising, and the rivers flow." Thomas Wolfe, from "I have a Thing to Tell".  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 3, 2012)

Rena Sadler Evans
[Mar. 3, 1907 - May 1, 2003]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – May 2003)

Ernest J. Everett

Ernest J. Everett Sr., 75, of Cut Thru Road, died Oct. 11, 1999.  A native of Pamlico County, N.C., he was the son of the late Jess and Emma Davis Everett. Mr. Everett was retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections in 1986 and was a World War II Army veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Virginia Doris Everett; daughter, Virginia E. Goff of Richmond; sons, Ernest Jess Everett Jr. of Burlington, N.C., Robert Allen Everett of Elizabeth City, N.C.; sister, Louise Spruill of Plymouth, N.C.; grandchildren, Everett and David Darden, Paula Morris; three great-grandchildren, Heather, Matthew and Madison.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home by the Rev. Alvin M. Moore with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 404 8th St. N.E., Suite C, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 13, 1999; pg. B9)

Roy Gray Ewell

Mr. Roy Gray Ewell, 75, died Thursday, November 27, 1997. His residence was 1122 Ragsdale Road. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2 .m. at St. James United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Ewell was the youngest of ten children of the late Roman Victor and Iola McCotter Ewell of Bayboro, in Pamlico County. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1940 and served until his retirement.  During World War II he served in North Africa and later was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, Flint, Michigan, Richmond, Virginia, New Bern, NC and Charleston, SC. Following his retirement he moved to Greenville in 1959 and worked for Voice of America of ten years.  He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and had served on the Official Board. He was also a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge #284 A.F. and A.M. He was a member of Mended Hearts and the Stinger Club, whose members are survivors of the USS WASP.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth "Betsy'' Ives Ewell; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Michael Arny of Greenville; two grandchildren, Christopher and Emma Arny of Greenville; brother-in- law, Horace B. Ives of Brevard; and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oxford Orphanage, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or to St. James United Methodist Church, Music Fund, 2000 E. 6th St., Greenville, NC 27858.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] -  November 29, 1997; pg. B10)

Thomas W. Ewell

Thomas W. Ewell, 64, of Holiday, died Friday (Jan. 21, 1994) at home. Born in Bayboro, N.C., he came here 36 years ago from Georgia, and was a retired security guard for the Avon Park Correctional Institute and the Tarpon Springs Work Release Center. He served in the Navy and was a member of the First Baptist Church, New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; three daughters, Becky Marchant and Janet Jones, both of Sebring, and Barbara Autry, Richmond, Va.; a stepdaughter, Amanda McKinley, Holiday; and five grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.   (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - January 23, 1994; pg. 11)

Alvin Raymond Farrington

ORIENTAL - Alvin Raymond "Al" Farrington, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at his home. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter Graves officiating. The committal will be in Point Pleasant, N.J., at a later date. He is survived by one son, Ricky Farrington of Beachwood, N.J.; three daughters, Cheryl Mitchell of Point Pleasant, N.J., Lauren Farrington of Webberville, Texas, and Tracy Laughinghouse of Point Pleasant, N.J.; three brothers, William Farrington of Williamston, James Farrington of Toms River, N.J., and John Farrington of Florida; one sister, Janet Clayton of Toms River, N.J.; loving friend, Mary Spruill of Oriental; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall following the memorial service. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 27, 2007)

James Edward Farrow

Mr. James Edward “Jimmy” Farrow, 67, of 726 Gladden St., Washington, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington, with the Rev. Edward Moultrie Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Farrow as born in Pamlico County on Oct. 30, 1940. He was the son of the late Estella Stewart Farrow and Willie Kelly Farrow. He attended the Pamlico County Schools and graduated high school in the Williamsburg County School System, Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran. He was employed with Ideal Toy Co. for 25 years in Brooklyn, N.Y. After relocating to North Carolina, he became an entrepreneur working as a general contractor specializing in brick and block masonry. He was married to Laveina Clark Farrow, who survives. He was a member of Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, Washington, where he served on the trustee board.  Survivors include three daughters, Diane Mack of Bronx, N.Y., Missy Farrow-Keyes of Covington, Ga., and Beverly Farrow of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, James Farrow Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ralph Farrow of Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Celestine Jones of Brooklyn, N.Y., Angel Johnson of New Jersey and Brenda Farrow of Fayetteville; five brothers, Kadell Farrow of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ralph A. Farrow of Hope Well, Va., and Jerry Farrow, Thomas Farrow and Willie Farrow, all of New Bern; his stepmother, Dorothy Farrow of New Bern and 10 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kelly Lewis Farrow and Mason Farrow and two sisters, Katie Farrow-Coleman and Dorothy Farrow-Harris.  The body will be viewed only during the funeral service.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, May 10, 2008)

Kadell Farrow

BROOKYN, N.Y. - Kadell Farrow, 75, a native of Pamlico County, died on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his elementary education in the Pamlico County School System. At age seven, he relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y. where he lived until death. He attended the Williamsburg County School System and served in the United States Army. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Veronica Farrow of the home; two sons, Rondell Farrow of Cherokee, N.Y. and Mark Farrow of California; four brothers, Ralph Farrow of Hope Well, W.V., Jerry Farrow of Reelsboro, Thomas Farrow of New Bern, and Willie O. Farrow of New Bern; three sisters, Celestine Jones of Brooklyn, N.Y., Angel Johnson of New Jersey, and Brenda Farrow of Fayetteville; stepmother, Dorothy Bryant Farrow of Reelsboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Brooklyn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Brooklyn, N.Y.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - April 24, 2014)

William P. Farrow, Jr.

ROME, GA. - William P. Farrow, Jr., 66, of 809 South Broad St., Rome, Ga., died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Redmond Regional Hospital.  He was a native of Pamlico County and received his primary education in Pamlico County and graduated from New York High School. He was a retiree of the New York City Housing Authority.  His funeral will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Highway and Hedges with the Rev. Curtis Brown officiating and the Rev. Phillip Coleman delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Farrow, Bronx, N.Y.; his children, Leticia R. Farrow, William L. Farrow, Leon Farrow, Arviance Farrow, Curtis Farrow, Efer Farrow, Steven Williams, Odia Williams, Craig Williams, Crystal Burns, DePetera Burns, Shakima Dye, Ikeisha Dye, Corine Dye, Valerie Dye, Baheem Dye, Tyreek Dye, Kavon Dye, Kelley Stephenson-White and Kasey Stephenson; three sisters, Vanessa Smith and Marcia Brimage, both of New Bern, and Delphine Johnson of Belmont, Texas.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Vanessa Smith, 2203 Wake St. in the Pembroke community.  A viewing will be at the church an hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, March 17, 2010)

John Faulds

ORIENTAL - John Faulds, 58, of Oriental died on Monday, February 27, 2006.  He was a vital long-time volunteer of the Southeast Pamlico Volunteer Fire Department and the flag flies at half mast in his honor.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 1, 2006)

Elizabeth Anne Ferdinandsen

Elizabeth Anne Ferdinandsen, 75, of Merritt, died Thursday, December 29, 2012 at Duke Hospital. She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church of Oriental. She was very active in the community and in the local theater. She is survived by two sons, William Ferdinandsen of Ossining, NY, Jon Ferdinandsen of Port Jervis, NY; two daughters, Karen Martinez of Bedford, NY, Kristin Schroeder of Warrenton, VA; one brother, John Ryan of New Canaan, Conn.; Her partner, Don Maher of Merritt; two dogs Skye and Murphee and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 5, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Mizener officiating. The family received friends Friday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 9, 2013)

Jacob Kelly Ferrell, Sr.

Jacob Kelly Ferrell, Sr. 81, of Aurora died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a former member of the Jubilee Singers.  He is survived by his wife, Alma Ferrell; one son, Jacob F. Ferrell, Jr. of Arapahoe; one daughter, Sherry Ferrell-Mackey of Aurora; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Cayton officiating. Interment will be in Barnett Cemetery, Hobucken.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Kathleen Louise Fischel

GRANTSBORO - Kathleen Louise Fischel, 48, of Grantsboro died Feb. 1, 2008.  She is survived by her daughter, Kyla Wayne of Jacksonville; three brothers, Carl M. Yaeger of Grantsboro, Joseph J. Yaeger of Farmville and Paul G. Yaeger of New Bern; three sisters, Janet Torchia of Philmont, N.Y., Fran Towsley of Atlanta, Ga., Ruth Bamberger of Old Town, Fla.; and two granddaughters.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Mizener officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, February 4, 2008)

Alvania Geneva Fisher

Alvania Geneva "Mama" Fisher, 87, of Pleasantville, died Wednesday at Atlantic City Medical Center, Mainland Division, in Galloway Township.  Mrs. Fisher worked as a private duty nursing assistant for the Sobel family in Margate. Before that, she worked as a housekeeper for former Ventnor Mayor Phillip Robinson and in the housekeeping department of the Brigantine Hotel.  Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Atlantic City, where she served as an usher, and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Oriental, N.C.  Born in Oriental, N.C., Mrs. Fisher lived in the area since the 1980s.  Surviving are two daughters, Ida Campos and Sadie, both of Pleasantville; one brother, the Rev. Robert Best of Atlantic City; and four sisters, Virginia Mozelle, Julia Bryant and Pastor Arnetter Herring-Gammage, all of Atlantic City, and Sudie Mozelle of Oriental, N.C.  Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, New Road and Marple Avenue, Pleasantville.  Friends may call at the church two hours before the service.  Burial will be in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville.  Arrangements are by Mikal's Funeral Parlor, Atlantic City.  (The Press of Atlantic City [Atlantic City, NJ] - November 3, 1997; pg. C2)

Carolyn Green Fisher

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Carolyn Green Fisher, 64, died Tuesday at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.  She was a native of Pamlico and graduate of Pamlico County Training School and St. Augustine College where she was a homecoming queen. She taught in New York and was currently an Outreach minister.  Her funeral is Saturday, June 1, 2013, at A. Barrett Funeral Services, 427Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.  She is survived by her son, Tyrone Fisher of Brooklyn, N.Y.  Arrangements are by A. Barrett Funeral Services.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 26, 2013)

Charles S. Fisher

Charles S. Fisher, 71, a retired disaster supply specialist with the American Red Cross, died of cancer Oct. 16 at Georgetown University Hospital.  A resident of Upper Marlboro, Mr. Fisher was born in Oriental, N.C. He moved to Washington in 1928, and graduated from Armstrong High School and attended Howard University. As a young man he worked briefly for Hechinger's hardware and lumber company.  He began his career with the Red Cross in 1941. He was a disaster supply specialist in the latter part of his career, and his duties involved coordinating Red Cross supplies and equipment at such disasters as the nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, Pa., and floods in Alabama and Kentucky.  He retired in 1981, but continued to work for the Red Cross on a volunteer basis.  Mr. Fisher was a 59-year member of Ward Memorial AME Church in Washington.  Survivors include his wife, Catherine Fisher of Upper Marlboro; four daughters, Joyce R. Fisher and Catherine Booker, both of Upper Marlboro, Charlotte Fisher-Black of Oxon Hill, and Rita Fisher of Washington; one son, Charles A. Fisher of Fort Washington; one sister, Agnes Dunn of Washington, and seven grandchildren.  (The Washington Post [Washington, DC] - October 26, 1987; pg. D6)

Hattie Ella Fisher

Hattie Ella Fisher, 96, died April 16, 2004, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, Fort Pierce.  She was born in Alliance, N.C., and was a resident of St. Lucie County for 60 years.  She was the mother of church at Apostle Faith Church of Deliverance.  Survivors include her daughter, Carrie Crenshaw of Fort Pierce; two grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Scottie Fisher; brothers James Henry Archibald and Roosevelt Archibald; and sisters Embell Willis, Carrie Archibald and Lovette Archibald.  SERVICES: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sarah's Memorial Chapel. A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Apostle Faith Church of Deliverance. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.  (Fort Pierce Tribune [Fort Pierce, FL] - April 22, 2004; pg. C3)

James Bruce Fisher, Sr.

NEW BERN - James Bruce Fisher Sr. died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Two Rivers Healthcare-Neuse.  He was a native of Vandemere and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He was employed at Camp Lejeune Marine Base until retirement. His membership at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church included serving as an usher and pastor steward.  His funeral will be at noon Saturday at the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. 306 North, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Nathan Morris officiating and Rev. Freddie Hyman, Eulogist. The interment with military honors will be held at the Hudnell Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gloria Sawyer Fisher of New Bern; six sons, Hiawatha Fisher of Marietta, Ga., Orlando Fisher of New Hanover, Md., Reginald Fisher of Florence, S.C., James Bruce Fisher Jr. of New Bern, Craig Fisher of Smyrna, Ga., Clinton Branch of Bayboro; four daughters, Cassandra Godette of Rocky Mount, Jennifer Newman of Durham, Cynthia Stewart of Rock Hill, S.C., and Linda Credle Bradford of New Jersey; three brothers, Frederick Fisher of Florence, S.C., Eddie Fisher and Willie Lee Fisher, both of Vandemere; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the New Bern Towers, 1125 Apt. 7 P, Walt Bellamy Drive and Oscar's Mortuary from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary today from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, December 30, 2010)

Joyce Spady Fisher

MERRITT - Joyce Spady Fisher, 66, of 350 Fisher Road, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  A native of Virginia, she attended Norfolk State University. She was a member of Bethel M.B. Church and served as an usher and was employed as a teacher in Pamlico County Schools for 18 years.  The funeral will be at noon Friday at the New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters in Grantsboro, with the Rev. Frederick Fisher and the Rev. Tony Credle officiating. Burial will be in the Fisher Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Frederick W. Fisher of the home; one son, Frederick T. Fisher of Greenville; two daughters, Karen F. Mattocks of Columbia, S.C., and Lynette F. Francis of Fuquay-Varina; one sister, Arzalia Spady of Baltimore, Md.; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, February 6, 2010)

Lucy Lucinda Thomas Fisher

STONEWALL - Lucy Lucinda Thomas Fisher, 82, of 15991 Hwy 55 East, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a native of Stonewall and a lifelong member of Mt. Sinai M.B. Church serving as a member of the Senior Choir and the Floral Committee. She was employed at Cherry Point MCAS for many years.  Funeral services will be at noon, Friday at Mt. Sinai M.B. Church with the Rev. Melvin P. Walker officiating. Burial will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Roy Lee Fisher of Stonewall and Charlie Fisher Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Jocelyn Fisher of Stonewall and Hilda F. Brimmer of New Bern; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday 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] – Wednesday, May 20, 2009)

Willie Lee Fisher

FORT PIERCE - Willie Lee Fisher, 60, died Feb. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born in Alliance, N.C. He lived in St. Lucie County for 22 years, coming from Westbury Long Isles, N.Y. He was a laborer in the sanitation industry. He was a member of Apostle Faith Church of Deliverance. Survivors include his mother, Carrie Fisher Crenshaw of Fort Pierce; step-father, Levi Crenshaw of Fort Pierce; step-brothers, Johnnie Crenshaw of Medina, N.Y., and Elbert and Hazell Crenshaw, both of Albany, Ga.; step-sisters, Rose Mitcher, Jennette Crenshaw, Mary Ellis and Barbara Ambrose, all of Fort Pierce, and Ollie Mae McGee of Orlando. He was preceded in death by his father, Woodley Moore; and brothers, Billy, Samuel and Maurice Moore. SERVICES: Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 and 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Sarah's Memorial Chapel. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Apostle Faith Church of Deliverance. A burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.  (Fort Pierce Tribune [Fort Pierce, FL] - February 10, 2005; pg. B4)

Florence Bell Flagler

Florence Bell Flagler, daughter of the late Ezerial and Sidney Augustus Bell was born in Bayboro. After a long illness at the I.H.S. Nursing Home, she slowly and silently faded away on February 17, 2000, at 5:15 p.m. at Duke University Medical Center. Florence obtained her early education through the Pamlico County school system, she attended Fayetteville State Teachers College (Fayetteville State University), and she graduated from De Shazas Beauty College.  During her early childhood, she confessed Christ and joined the St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church in Bayboro. After moving to Durham, she became affiliated with the Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church.  She was united in holy wedlock to Mr. Mackie Flagler in Dillon, S.C. They shared many memories together. She was a good mother, neighbor, and friend to many. One son preceded her in death, James S. 'Jim' Bell. Three sisters preceded her in death, Mable Cradle and Thelma Primes, of Brooklyn, N.C., and Sadie Barbee, of Washington. D.C. She was a devoted domestic worker for Mr. and Mrs. Couch for many years until she retired to take care of her husband, who had a stroke.  She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Mackie Flagler; two brothers, Horace Bell, of Morehead City, and William Harrison Bell, of New Bern; step-daughter, Floretha Tisdale McClary, of Kingstree, S.C.; granddaughters Debora D. Brown, of Charlotte, and Dee, Tara, and Tawanda Tisdale, of Kingstree, S.C.; grandson, Mackie Tisdale; one great-grandson, Antonio Brown, of Charlotte; brothers-in-law, Willie (Lucy) Flagler, Jackie (Rowena) Flagler, and Robert Flagler; sisters-in-law, Willie Mae Tisdale, Thomasenia Armstrong, Vinia Owens, and Francenia (James) Fulton, of Kingstree, S.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - February 21, 2000; pg. B2)

Rosa P. Fleisch

Rosa P. Fleisch, 84, 6760 Waxwing Lane, Orlando, died Sunday. Born in Whortonville, N.C., she moved to Orlando from Havelock, N.C., in 1977. She was a homemaker. She was Protestant. Survivors: son, Marvin H., Orlando; daughter, Sybil Francisconi, Havelock, Ella Margaret Douthit, Newport, N.C.; sister, Bertha Silverthorne, Whortonville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel [Orlando, FL] - June 4, 1991; pg. B4)

Larry R. Flowers, Sr.

Larry R. Flowers Sr., 68, of Hobucken, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He is survived by one son, Larry R. Flowers Jr. of Lowland; one daughter, Lisa Santimaw of Aurora; a brother, Julius Flowers of Lowland; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 19 at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Earl Sadler Jr. officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

Mary Respess Flowers

BATH - Mary Respess Flowers, 78, of 1248 Bayview Road in Bath died April 15 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. A funeral service is announced for Tuesday, April 18, 1 pm, at Paul Funeral Home Chapel with David W. Mason officiating with burial in Blackwell Cemetery in Oriental. She was retired from Beaufort County Hospital as a Registered Nurse.  She is survived by her husband, Ira Linwood Flowers of the home; one sister, Jonice Sanacore of Staten Island, NY; and two grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two sons, Paul Randall Flowers and Alan Dale flowers, her daughter, Valrie Lynn Flowers and one sister, Jacklynn Respess.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 17, 2006)

Nelwyn Carawan Flowers

Nelwyn "Arlene" Carawan Flowers, 78, of Bridgeton died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Durham. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nyal Kafer Flowers and son, Nyal Craig Flowers. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Flowers of Pittsboro and Lisa Flowers of Goldsboro. A memorial service was held Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Alliance United Methodist Church in Alliance, NC with Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 10, 2012)

Paul Flowers

GREENVILLE - Paul "Randy" Flowers, age 48, of 1899 Worthington Road in Greenville, NC died Thursday, July 28. A graveside service was held on Sunday, July 31, 4 pm, in Blackwell Cemetery in Oriental with Pastor David Mason officiating.  He served in the United States Air Force.  He is survived by one son, Bradford Austin Flowers of Washington; and one daughter, Brandy Renee Flowers of Denison, TX.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Flowers family.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 30, 2005)

Richard E. & Rosa G. Flowers

MERRITT - Richard E. Flowers, 74, and his wife of 48 years, Rosa G. Flowers, 66, were both murdered Monday, January 13, 2003 at their residence.  Mr. and Mrs. Flowers were both members of Vandemere United Methodist Church.  Mr. Flowers was President of the family business, Custom Steel Boats, Inc. and Mrs. Flowers was Secretary-Treasurer.  She had retired from Sears.  The pallbearers for Mr. Flowers will be Chris Lupton, Tommy Fulcher, Riley Dixon, Pete Bland, Maurice Benton, and Bill Potter.  The pallbearers for Mrs. Flowers will be Clayton Gilpin, Tim Woods, Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Willis, Ken Dixon, and Brian Rawleigh.  They are survived by one son, Rodney Flowers and his wife, Mitzie, of New Bern; one daughter, Teresa Flowers-Tingle, and her husband, Jimmy, of Merritt; and two grandchildren, Sean P. Flowers and Kaitlyn G. Flowers.  Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral and other times at the home of their daughter and Custom Steel Boats.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  [Kindly submitted by Teresa D. Flowers, daughter of the deceased.]

Orben Paul Fodrey, Jr.
[June 7. 1943 - Nov. 11, 2000]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Nov. 2000)

Teddy Vaughn Fodrey

Teddy Vaughn Fodrey, 56, of Pittman Circle, Oriental, N.C., died Friday, July 1, 2005.Due to construction on the First Baptist Church in Oriental, funeral services will be held at the Oriental Free Will Baptist Church 11 a.m. Monday. Reverend Murray Etheridge of the Oriental First Baptist Church and Reverend Harry Bryan of the Croatan Free Will Baptist Church will be officiating.  Ted was a native of Pamlico County. Born September 13, 1948, in Mesic, N.C., he was the son of the late Desbor Ray Fodrey and Ruby Dowdy Fodrey. Ted was also predeceased in death by his brother, Ray Francis Fodrey and sister, Paulette Fodrey Stephenson.  During his teen years, he worked as a commercial fisherman with his brother-in-law, Harold L. Stephenson. He graduated from the Pamlico County school system and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1974. Ted was employed by PCS Phosphate as an instrument mechanic and was medically retired in 1996.  Ted was a much loved member of the Oriental community for over 50 years. He taught Sunday School in several of the area churches and was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Oriental.  Ted was a loving father, husband and uncle and was a devoted friend to many. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Michelle McKee Fodrey; their two daughters, Mary McKee "Kee" Fodrey and Sarah Wilson Fodrey of Pamlico County; his daughter, Melissa Fodrey Watson and husband Chris Watson; and grandson, Parker of Ayden, N.C.  He is also survived by his three nieces and their families: Donna Stephenson Johnson and husband Jimmy Johnson and their children, Hunter, Brinkley and Archer of Washington, N.C.; Darla Stephenson Prescott and husband Tim Prescott and their children Taylor, Blaine and Jordan of Williamston, N.C.; Lori Fodrey Williams and husband Tim Williams and their daughter Haley of New Bern, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Winona Wilson McKee of Selma, Alabama; and an extended family of cousins and in-laws throughout the United States.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance and other times at the home, 102 Pittman Circle, Oriental.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 2, 2005)

Carrie Louise Nelson McAdams Ford

GREENSBORO - Carrie Louise Nelson McAdams Ford passed away peacefully Sunday, March 27, 2011.  Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Christ United Methodist Church followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  She was born in Oriental in Pamlico County and the daughter of Harvey and Sadie Nelson. She had a wonderful childhood growing up in Oriental and made many lifelong friends. She graduated from Oriental High School and attended Louisburg College. She then supported our troops while working at Cherry Point during WWII.  She then moved to Greensboro where she met and married the love of her life, husband T.A. McAdams. They were proud to be charter members of Christ United Methodist Church where she was a long time member of Circle 7. She loved her family and had a special compassion for all animals and their welfare.  She spent many fun hours playing golf with her friends, the "Gay Niners" at Starmount, reinventing the game of golf.  After the passing of her first husband, she was blessed with her marriage to long time friend Louis E. Ford (Lou). She was preceded in death by her husbands, T.A. McAdams Jr. and Louis E. Ford.  She is survived by her children, Janis McAdams Bush and her husband, Marc, of Greensboro, Thomas Addison McAdams III and his wife, Laura, of the Cayman Islands, Julie McAdams Dorn and her husband, John, of Summerfield; grandchildren, Mary Alyson and Hayley Ann Bush, Kristina McAdams Stickler, Megan Elizabeth, Jennifer Lynn, and Thomas Addison McAdams IV; John Addison Dorn; and three great-granddaughters.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, April 1, 2011)

Laurence J. Ford

ARAPAHOE - Sgt. Major Laurence J. "Larry" Ford, USMC Retired, 80, died Monday, November 26, 2012, at home.  He served his country 30 years and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his military service he served as a magistrate in Pamlico County and as mayor of Arapahoe.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Murray Ford; three daughters, Lindy Lou Marshall and husband Mike of Garner, Bonnie May and husband Chip of New Bern, and Susan Ford Shaw and husband Jay of New Bern; son, Laurence J. Ford II and wife Gayle of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Lee Marshall and wife Brittany of Angier, Will Marshall of Garner, and McKenzie May of New Bern; many loved nieces and nephews; and two brothers-in-law, Tommy Murray and wife, Judy and Clinton Murray, all of Arapahoe.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Scott 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 funeral home. He loved God, his family, and his country.  "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." – The book of Job.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 30, 2012)

Cleora Ireland Foreman
[Sept. 28, 1923 - June 29, 2003]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – June or July 2003)

Dorcas Elizabeth Foreman

Dorcas Elizabeth "Libby" Foreman, 75, died July 13, 2004, at her home. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Prince Lewis and Dalton Lewis.  Surviving are her husband, James Foreman; two sons, Franklin Foreman and wife, Brenda of Suffolk and Larry Foreman and wife, Beth of Lowland; a daughter, Peggy Ross of Lowland; two brothers, Harold Lewis and Michael Lewis, both of Lowland; four sisters, Mae Belle Carawan of Aurora, Julia Potter of Bayboro, Marilyn Murphy and Victoria Paul, both of Alliance; two grandchildren, Brent Foreman and Tara Burkett; and six great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Lewis and the Rev. Terry Lewis officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Pamlico County, P.O. Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515 or to the Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 82, Lowland, NC 28552. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] -  July 15, 2004; pg. B9)

James Franklin Foreman
[January 24, 1925 - December 25, 2013]

James Franklin Foreman, 88, of Lowland died Wednesday, December 25, 2013.  He was a life long member of the VFW and a WWII Veteran, a retired tug boat Chief Engineer for 40 years with the Maritrans Company, and a retired farmer.  He is predeceased by his wife, Dorcas "Libby" Foreman.  He is survived by two sons, Larry Foreman (Beth) of Lowland, Franklin Foreman (Brenda) of Suffolk, VA; a special niece, Peggy Ross of Reelsboro; one sister, Rosalie Paul of Bath; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Lowland Community Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Lupton and Elder Gary Scheier officiating.  The family will receive friends at the home, 3574 Lowland Rd., Lowland, NC.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

William Haines Forlaw
[May 31, 1924 - July 28, 2003]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – July or Aug. 2003)

Ada Rice Fornes

GRANTSBORO - Ada Rice Fornes, 81, died Saturday, November 26 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 at Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. John Steen officiating with burial in the church cemetery.  She was a member of Reelsboro Christian Church.  She is survived by her husband, Julius Fornes; four sons, Dennis Fornes of Grantsboro, Danny Fornes of Newport, Dale Fornes and Dudley Fornes, both of Grantsboro; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - November 2005)

Julius Dallas Fornes

Julius Dallas Fornes, 90, of Grantsboro passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Born June 29, 1922 to Ervin & Fannie Fornes.  He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on the USS Ashland, LSD-1 and was offshore when the flag was raised at Iwo Jima.  He was a WWII veteran and retired from the Civil Service.  He was a skilled cabinetmaker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Mae Rice Fornes and grandson Justin Bryan Fornes. He is survived by four sons, Dennis Fornes and wife, Lola, of Grantsboro, Danny Fornes and wife, Marsha, of Newport, Dale Fornes and wife, Jenny, of Grantsboro and Dudley Fornes and wife, Deborah, of Bayboro; one daughter, Debbie F. Roberts and husband, Harry, of Grantsboro; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Fornes, Jonathan Fornes and wife, Katie, Matthew Fornes and wife, Allison, Amber Parker, Jennifer Doucette and husband, Michael, Warren Fornes, Jarod Fornes and fiancée’ Katie, Chris Roberts and wife, Connie, and Tammi Roberts; fourteen great-grandchildren, Jake Fornes, Luke Fornes, Jaylen Fornes, McKinsey Parker, Tristen Fornes, Jackson D. Fornes, Aiden Doucette, Salter Doucette, Katie Lynn Roberts, Jason Roberts, Ashley Fornes, Allison Fornes, Jackson P. Fornes and Tyler Ferebee. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 4, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating.  Interment will follow immediately in Cayton Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 3, 2013)

Sybil Hickman Forrest

VANDEMERE - Sybil Hickman Forrest, 99, died Thursday, February 6 at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was the oldest member of Vandemere United Methodist Church.  She was a past member of Order of Eastern Star and Vandemere Volunteer Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary. She loved to sew and cook for others.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Drew Forrest; two sons, Ralph Forrest and his wife, Joyce, and Edward Forrest; one daughter, Ruth Layton; and one granddaughter, Cheryl Nicholls.  She is survived by four grandchildren, Dickie Layton and wife, Nannett, of Fredricksburg, VA, Chuck Forrest and wife, Wanda, of Oriental, Wendy Davis and husband, Tony, of Vandemere, and Eddie Forrest and wife, Kelly, of New Bern; daughter-in-law, Letha Forrest of Vandemere; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral was held at 3:30 pm on Friday, February 7 at Vandemere United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. Burial was in Celestial Memorial Gardens.   The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2003)

Louise S. Frazier

Louise S. Frazier, 94, of the 3600 block of Colonial Ave., died June 25, 1996.  Mrs. Frazier was a native of Pamlico County, N.C. and she was a member of Park Place Baptist Church in Norfolk.  Survivors include her son, Robert S. Frazier of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. Glennie Whorton, of Grantsboro, N.C., and Mrs. Ovelma Holton of Vandemere, N.C.; two nieces, Mrs. Judy Thanum and Mrs. Joyce Forrest, both of Vandemere, N.C.; and three nephews, Mr. Lee Thompson, of San Diego, Calif., David Frazier and Henderson Frazier, Jr. both of Virginia Beach.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. Paul B. Watlington, Jr. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel today between 6 and 7 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 26, 1996; pg. B4)

James Jacob Fulcher

James Jacob Fulcher, 93, of 632 Straight Road, Oriental, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Greenfield Place, Greenville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American legion Post 238. He was employed by Bayboro Cleaners for over 40 years and was self-employed as a carpenter, mechanic and landscaper. He was a lifetime member of Pilgrim Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Oriental, and served in the Men's Choir.  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Bern Eastern Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. Highway 306, Grantsboro. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Oriental.  He is survived by his wife, Annie Ollison Fulcher of the home; two sons, James B. Fulcher of Oriental and Archie K. Fulcher of Irmo, S.C.; three daughters, Linda F. Hunter of Greenville, Bonnie F. Whitney of Raleigh, and Barbara F. Spivey of Georgetown, S.C.; one brother, Phillip Fisher of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Ruby Gibbs of Oriental; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and at the headquarters an hour prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, March 5, 2008)

Annie Lovette Ollison Fulcher

Annie Lovette Ollison Fulcher, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at Grantsbrook Nursing Center.  She was a native of Pamlico County and educated at the Pamlico County Training School. She was a retired Pamlico County bus driver.  Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the New Bern Eastern M. B. Association Headquarters with the Rev. C. C. Hunt Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.  She is survived by her two sons, Archie Fulcher of Columbia, S.C. and James B. Fulcher of New Bern; two daughters, Linda Hunter of Greenville and Bonnie Whitney of Raleigh; three brothers, James Ollison of Mesic, Alphonso Ollison of Blounts Creek and Herbert Ollison of New Bern; two sisters, Sadie McGlone of Reelsboro and Viola Hudson of Arapahoe; 14 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and ten great great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 632 Straight Road. Viewing at the church Sunday one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 20. 2013)

Linston P. Fulcher, Sr.

ORIENTAL - Linston P. Fulcher Sr., 82, of 1300 Broad St. Extension, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 238. He was the oldest member of Pierce Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, where he served as Sunday School superintendent, trustee chairman and president of the male chorus. He retired from the Transportation Department of Pamlico County.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pierce Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. James Cannon Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Marthina G. Fulcher, of the home; three sons, Linston Fulcher Jr., of Rock Hill, S.C., and Jewell Gaskins and Timmy Gibbs of Oriental; four daughters, Blondell Clayton of Florida, Diane Capers and Pamela O’Pharrow of New York, and Tinisha Gibbs of Oriental; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, May 24, 2007)

William E. Fulcher

HAMPTON - William "Bill" E. Fulcher, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998. He was a native of Pamlico County, N.C., and had been a resident of Newport News for most of his life.  Mr. Fulcher retired in June 1980 from Newport News Shipbuilding as a machinist after 40 years of service. He was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, Hampton.   Bill served in the U.S. Army with the 29th Infantry Division from D-Day to the Capture of St. Lo, July 18, 1944. He received his honorable discharge August 26, 1945.  For all who knew him, he was a character. His family and friends will always fondly remember him as a happy and giving man. We will always keep him close in our hearts. We love you.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elizabeth Fulcher; his son, Johnny Ray Fulcher; and two brothers and two sisters.  Mr. Fulcher is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Pallie L. Fulcher; his daughter, Myra Libby; two sons, James and Adriene Fulcher; three stepdaughters, Sybel Hunt, Sharon Pletcher and Violet Parrish; two stepsons, Gerald and Charles LaBoone; two sisters, Rosa Rice and Melba Wiggins; his brother, W.B. Fulcher; six grandchildren, Michele, Robin, Alan, Neil, Anthony and Melissa; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Erica; and a special niece, Shirley Waller.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. David Bounds. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.  (The Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - February 17, 1998; pg. B4)

Isabella Mattocks Fuller

Isabella Mattocks Fuller, 89, of McKee City in Egg Harbor Township, died Sunday in the Atlantic City Medical Center.  Mrs. Fuller was a retired entrepreneur. She and her late husband, Warren, owned and operated a laundry in Newark. She was a member of the Zion Hill Christian Church in Florence, N.C.  Born in Merritt, N.C., she was an area resident for 40 years. Surviving are her daughter, Mattie Fuller Copeland of Bronx, N.Y.; and a brother, Robert Mattocks of Newbern, N.C. Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Greenidge Funeral Home, 301 Absecon Blvd., Atlantic City. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.  Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  (The Press of Atlantic City [Atlantic City, NJ] - April 18, 1990; pg. C3)

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