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Jeslia Thompson Gaddy

KANNAPOLIS - Jeslia Thompson Gaddy, 80, of 305 South Ridge Ave., died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at CMC Northeast, Concord.   She was a native of Pamlico County and formerly resided in the New Bern Towers.   The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Galilee United Church of Christ of the Pamlico Community, with the Rev. Larry Dukes officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery.   She is survived by three daughters, Alma Janett Jones-Harris of the home, Norma Jones of Charlotte and Constance Jackson of New Bern; four sons, Hubert Jones of Charlotte, Danny Smith of New Bern, Eric Smith of Greensboro and Jay Smith of Bridgeton; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   The viewing and family visitation will be Saturday May 9, 2009, at St. Galilee UC of Church at 3 p.m.   Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, May 9, 2009)

Ione Godwin Gainey

Ione Godwin Gainey, 96, of Garner, peacefully went to her eternal home on April 15, 2010. Funeral services were held April 17 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. Burial followed at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. Ione leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Linda Poole; son, Tommy Gainey; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and also, her special friend, James Davis. Her husband, Jack Gainey, preceded her in death. The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Heartland Hospice and Home Health Care for the special care they gave our loved one.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – April 21, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Eugene Frederick Gallagher

ORIENTAL - Eugene Frederick Gallagher, 78, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at home. He was a member of the American Legion, an avid fisherman and dog lover. He is survived by his wife, Mavis J. Gallagher; two sons, Daniel Gallagher of Mary Alice, Ky., and Timothy Gallagher of New Milford, Conn.; two daughters, Kathleen Murchison of Danbury, Conn., and Barbara Kolba of Woodbury, Conn.; two stepsons, James A. Jenkins and Garry N. Sandlin, both of New Bern; one stepdaughter, Roxy Bloomberg of New Bern; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August 6, 2010)

Ronald Joseph Gallagher

 Ronald “Ron” Joseph Gallagher, 71, of Oriental, NC died July 21 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Jerry Gallagher; two sons, Ronald J. Gallagher and Jesse Gallagher; three daughters, Sherry Brunot, Susan M. Sites and Wendy B. Gallagher; two brothers, Charles E. Gallagher and John W. Gallagher; one sister, Mary Robinson; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held July 24 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The American Heart Association.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 28, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

James R. Ganeus

James R. "Buster" Ganeus, 80, of 9620 Hwy. 306 S, Arapahoe, died Sunday, Feb. 22, at Brook Stone Living Center, Pollocksville.  He was a native of Pamlico County and was educated in the Pamlico County school system. He was employed as a sandblaster at Barbour Boats for over 30 years.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday March 1, 2009, at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Conrad Brethea officiating. Burial will be in the Ganeus family cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Carrie J. Ganeus of the home; one son, Charles Jordan of Avarado, Texas; five daughters, Jennifer G. Reece of Norfolk, Va., Marion Inez Richardson, Debra Jean Carmon, and Lavern Lyndell Mejias, all of New Bern, and Mary Lee Dillahunt of Fayetteville; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, February 26, 2009)

Andrew Ganues

[Oct. 7, 1893 - Oct. 31, 1988]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1988]

Charles Anthony Gardner

Charles Anthony Gardner, 43, of Charlotte, formerly of the Keyestown Community, Grantsboro, died on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  A graduate Pamlico County High School, he served in the United States Army and was a member of the Citadel of Life Cathedral.  He is survived by his parents, Alfred Gardner Sr. and Joyce Moore Gardner; a daughter, Tavaura Jasmonique Gardner; two sons, DeAnthony Charles Isaigh Gardner and Desmon Ramere Gardner; one granddaughter; one brother, Alfred Gardner Jr.; and three sisters, Wanda Denise Dixon, Juanita Gardner Smith, and Rhonda Gardner McDaniels.  The family will receive friends at the home of his parents at 719 Keyestown Road, Grantsboro.  Funeral services will be noon Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters Building with the Rev. Keith Cannon officiating.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, December 19, 2011)

Nita Joannah Carawan Garrett

Mrs. Nita Joannah Carawan Garrett, 101, of 3963 Alamance Church Rd., Liberty, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Britthaven of Guilford in Greensboro.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4400 Alamance Church Rd., with Dr. Charles Adams officiating.  Born July 29, 1898, to Jesse Monroe and Mary Celia Carawan in Pamlico County. Nita attended Whitsett Institute in Guilford County in her teen years, where she met her husband to be, Charles Walter Garrett of Liberty. Before marriage in 1920, Nita taught school a few years in Eastern North Carolina. After marriage, she was a homemaker and loving mother to four sons and one daughter.  Nita was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, but was originally of the Primitive Baptist faith. She was proud of being a dedicated Republican, helping at the voting polls for many years and failed to vote in national elections only once after women were allowed to vote.  Nita was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Walter Garrett; son, Maurice Carawan Garrett; young son, Fred Elbert (one year); her parents; one sister; and five brothers.  Mrs. Garrett is survived by her daughter, Celia Clapp and husband, Perry of Liberty; sons, Gene and wife, Lee, Dan and wife, Nancy, and a daughter-in-law, Ella, all of Liberty; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at the Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty and at other times, at the home of Gene Garrett, 3064 Hwy. 62 E., Liberty.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - December 18, 1999; pg. B10)

Helen Virginia Squires Garrison

BAYBORO - Helen Virginia Squires Garrison, 85, of 214 Mills Creek Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Duke Medical Center.  She was a native of the Florence Community of Pamlico County and resided in Bayboro. She held membership at Green Hill MB Church and was under watch care at White Rock MB Church, Durham.  Her funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the New Bern Eastern MB Association Headquarters with the Rev. Kenneth Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill MB Church Cemetery.  She is survived by her sons, Terry Garrison of Henderson and Walter Garrison of Durham; one daughter, Sally G. Fields of Durham; three sisters, Oneida G. McGhee of Durham, Wilhelmina G. Howell of Philadelphia and Alice G. Daniels of Houston, Texas; and nine grandchildren.  Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at the Association Headquarters.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, January 11, 2013)

Edna Earle Gaskill

BAYBORO - Edna Earle Gaskill, 86, died Friday, March 30, 2007, at Britthaven of Jacksonville.  She was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church.  Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating.  She is survived by her son, Clifton “Pete” E. Gaskill Sr. and wife Dianne of Alliance; one brother, Levy Rowe of Virginia; one sister, Fannie Tingle of Trent; three grandchildren, Clifton E. Gaskill Jr., Christopher Waddell Gaskill and Angela Dawn Lupton; and three great-grandchildren, Lynsey Gaskill, Blake Gaskill and Cameron Lupton.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, March 30, 2007)

Ervin Brent Gaskill

DAWSON'S CREEK - Ervin Brent Gaskill, 19, of Dawson's Creek died Thursday, August 4 at Pitt Memorial Hospital. A memorial service was held Monday, August 8 at 2:00 pm at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating.  He is survived by one son, Jonathan Marcus Gaskill of Vandemere; his father, Markie Gaskill of Hobucken; his mother, Marjorie Gaskill of Arapahoe; two brothers, James Dameron Gaskill and Andrew Gaskill, both of Arapahoe; his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Peed of Corpus Christi, TX; and maternal grandfather, Ervin Peed of Camden, NC.  The family received friends one hour before the service at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 6, 2005)

Jannie Paul Gaskill

Jannie Paul Gaskill, 69, of Bayboro, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at home.  She was a member of Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church. She was an avid birdwatcher and gardener.   She is survived by two sons, Joseph Wiggins of Reelsboro and Thomas A. Wiggins Sr. of Winterville; two daughters, Janette Wiggins-Ward of New Bern and Cynthia H. Wiggins of Zephyrhills, Fla.; one brother, Dudley A. Paul Jr. of Alliance; and one sister, Doris Wilkinson of Alliance; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.   A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Greenleaf Memorial Park, with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home, 328 Sawyer Road, Bayboro, NC.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, April 20, 2009)

Missouri Lupton Gaskill
[Submitted by Jan Orndorff]


Peggy Tyndall Gaskill

Ms. Peggy Tyndall Gaskill, 67, of Grantsboro, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.  A funeral was conducted March 16, 2009, in the chapel of Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating. Burial followed in Cowell Cemetery.  Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Gaskill of Arapahoe; one brother, Frank Tyndall Jr. of Havelock; four sisters, Helen Sanders of New Bern, Betsy Norville of Aurora, Hazel Cowell of Alliance and Linda Green of Arapahoe and two grandchildren.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 17, 2009)

Shirley Rice Burns Gaskill
(September 12, 1935 - June 11, 2012)

Shirley Rice Burns Gaskill, 76, of Cove City died Monday, June 11, 2012, at home.  She was a member of Cove City Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star, Trenton #86 as well as the Red Hat Society.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Gaskill; son, Fredrick Michael Burns, III and wife, Lori, of Newport News, Va; two brothers, Melbie L. Rice and wife, Millie and Jake Rice and wife, Lisa, both of Alliance; sister, Gloria Preston of New Bern; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 15, at Sandhill Cemetery, Reelsboro with the Rev. John Moran officiating.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Blanche Dixon Gaskins

Blanche Dixon Gaskins, 73, of the Antioch community, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. Born in Pamlico County on October 11, 1935, to the late Ralph L. and Lula Pipkin Dixon, Mrs. Gaskins was a devoted wife, wonderful mother and grandmother. She was also a member of Antioch Free Will Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerry English officiating.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Luther Earl Gaskins of New Bern; two daughters, Martha Elaine McCumbee and husband, Mitchell, of New Bern and Mona G. Strickland and husband, Bill, of Dudley; one son, Lloyd Earl Gaskins and wife, Sheila, of New Bern; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, November 13, 2008)

Emma Cooper Gaskins

Emma Cooper Gaskins, 71, of 6360 Florence Road, Pamlico Community of Merritt, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a graduate of the Pamlico County school system and earned her CNA certification from Pamlico Community College. She was a retiree of Britthaven of Pamlico and was active in the Foster Grandparent Program. As a member of St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, she served as an usher and choir member.  The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008, at The New Bern Eastern Association Headquarters, Highway 306N, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Kelly Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark UFWB Church Cemetery, Florence.  She is survived by her one son, Robert Gaskins of Merritt; one daughter, Felicia Credle of Virginia Beach, Va.; six brothers, Harold Cooper of Edwards, N.C., James H. Cooper Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Herbert D. Cooper of Florence, Truman Cooper of Jersey City, N.J., Edward Cooper of Florence, Jahue Cooper of Queens, N.Y.; five sisters, Beaulah Daniels of Philadelphia, Pa., Bernice Green of Oriental, N.C., Reva L. Cooper of Norfolk, Va., Hilda Thomas of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Rachel Alston of Florence; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church an hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 26, 2008)

Joseph K. Gaskins

ORIENTAL - Joseph K. Gaskins, 60, of 1300 Broad St., Extension B, Oriental, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Carolina East Medical Center.  He was a member of Pierce Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and served as an usher. His employment in the seafood industry included scalloping and seafood processing at Garland Seafood Co.  He is survived by his son, Sebastian Joseph Gaskins of Cape May, N.J.; his stepdaughter, Cheryl Thompson of Oriental; three brothers, Eugene Gaskins of New Bern, Ralph Gaskins of Midway, Ga., and Jewel Gaskins of Oriental. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pierce Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Oriental, with the Rev. A.H. Satterfield officiating. The burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Jewel Gaskins at 702 Town Road in Oriental. The viewing will be at Oscar's from 12:30 to 3 p.m. today at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, December 14, 2009)

Rodney Jerome Gaskins

ANGIER - Rodney Jerome Gaskins, 44, of 256 Massengill Pond Road, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at his residence.  He was a 1984 graduate of Pamlico County High School and was employed by Southern Piping Company.  His funeral will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church, 1412 Silver-brook Road in Oriental, with the Rev. Andre Greene officiating. The burial will follow in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.  He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Gaskins of Angier; his father, Eugene Gaskins of New Bern; one son, Jaiban Dennis of Raleigh; two brothers, Eugene Gaskins Jr. of New Bern and Mi-chael Gaskins of Bayboro; three sisters, Glenda Minor and Janice Sawyer, both of Hampton, Va., and Barbara Gaskins of New Bern.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Michael and Bernell Gaskins, 937 Chinchilla Drive, Bayboro.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 28, 2010)

Susan Elaine Daniels Gaskins
(August 15, 1942 - August 27, 2012)

STONEWALL - Susan Elaine Daniels Gaskins, U.S. Navy wife retired, went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2012, at Duke University Medical Center.  Born in Newport News, Va on August 15, 1942, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended Stonewall United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Sue Gaskins.  She is survived by her husband of fifty years, William Wallace Gaskins, Jr.; of Stonewall; two sons; David Keith Gaskins and wife, Sherry, of Minnesott Beach and Michael DeWayne Gaskins and wife, Lisa, of Pikeville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 31, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Howard Paul Gates

ORIENTAL - Howard Paul Gates, 83, of Oriental died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He served his country as a MP in the U.S. Army during WWII and he served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He settled in Oriental, N.C., in 1985 after retiring from Bethlehem Steel as an electrical foreman.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose Marie; two sons, William and wife, Janice, of Ontario, N.Y., Howard and wife, Nancy, of Greece, N.Y.; daughter, Valerie of Riverview, Fla.; grandchildren, William J., Michael, Denise, Louis, Michael and Andrew; and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jaden and Logan.  Private services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Cotton Funeral Home and Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, September 27, 2007)

Mary Spain Edwards Gatlin

STONEWALL - Mary Spain Edwards Gatlin, 97, of Stonewall, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at home.  She was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was also a former member of the Bayboro Order of Eastern Star where she was a past Worthy Matron (1961-62).  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert M. Edwards and James L. Gatlin and her son, Johnny M. Edwards.  She is survived by her son, Albert E. Edwards and wife, Rita, of Stonewall; her daughter, Mary Edwards Pender of Stonewall; daughter-in-law, Debra Edwards of Stonewall; four grandchildren, Lisa Edwards, Sherry Hardison, Huey D. Pender III and Jessica A. Pender; and four great-grandchildren, Brooke Elks, Coleman Elks, Chase Hardison and Maci Hardison.   A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, at Stonewall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 2, 2013)

Sybil Whorton Gatlin

STONEWALL - Sybil Whorton Gatlin, 102, of Stonewall died, April 7 at home. She was a member of Stonewall United Methodist Church and retired from the Pamlico County School System as a schoolteacher. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Whorton of Bayboro; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 10 at Stonewall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. Interment followed in Gatlin cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to Stonewall United Methodist Church, PO Box 183, Stonewall, NC 28583.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 11, 2012)

 

Sybil Gaskill Gatton
[Jan. 24, 1926 – July 30, 2003)
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – July or Aug. 2003)

Jessie Linwood Gautier

Jessie Linwood Gautier, 56, of Reelsboro died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in Sandhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Saturday, October 16, 2010)

Therese Eugenia Gerbino

Therese Eugenia Gerbino, 67, of Oriental died March 11 at home. She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church where she was the founder of the CCD Program. She is survived by her husband of nearly 45 years, Peter Gerbino; three sons, Peter M. Gerbino of Merrimack, NH, Michael T. Gerbino of Arvado, CO and Frederick V. Gerbino of Brighton, CO; one sister, Frederica MacDonough of Runamead, NJ; and four grandchildren, Brianne, Julia, Anthony and Audrey Gerbino. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 22 at St. Peter of the Fisherman with Father Paul Mitzner officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 17, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Dora Lupton Gaskins Gerard

Dora Lupton Gaskins Gerard, 91, of Reelsboro died Monday, January 27, 2014, at home.  She was a member of The Order of Eastern Star.  She is survived by one daughter, Polly Gaskins Griffin of Reelsboro; two sisters, Elizabeth Lupton Evans and Daisy Lupton Jones, both of South Carolina; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.  Her funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 30 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Marshburn officiating. Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Joseph Louis Giacchino

ORIENTAL - Joseph Louis Giacchino, 87, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y., with military honors.  He is survived by one son, Ben Giacchino of Oriental; three daughters, Frances Rose-meyer of Alpharetta, Ga., and Maryann Giacchino and Linda Palma, both of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Thomas Giacchino of New York; one sister, Mary Mazzullo of Fla.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, July 13, 2008)

Furman Clen Gibbs

Furman Clen Gibbs, 77, of 101 South St., Bayboro, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at home.  He was a member of Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He had been retired from the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He also worked for Texas Gulf for 16 years. He served as a chaplain for the VFW. He also served on the veterans' council and was a member and volunteer of the senior services. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence M. and Ola Blanch Gibbs of Bayboro, and a brother, Lawrence Gibbs Jr.   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Cowell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Bryant Funeral Home.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Gibbs; three daughters, Gladys Coatney and husband, James, of Allen, Texas, Susan Paul of Greenville, N.C., Pamela Pegram and fiance David Millis, of New Bern; a special niece, Lana Nobles and husband, Carl, of Spring Garden; a special nephew, Roy Earl Radcliff and wife, Ellen, of Texas; sister, Belva Radcliff of Bayboro; four grandchildren, Furman McGreger, Timothy McGreger, Elizabeth Pegram and Donna Jo Pegram; and four great-grandchildren, Connor, Sofia, Aidan, and Kaitlin McGreger.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, April 1, 2008)

Helen Bell Gibbs

STONEWALL - Helen Bell Gibbs, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at home.   She was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church.   She is survived by two sons, David Hall of Grantsboro and Johnny Hall of Siler City; two brothers, D.J. Bell of Mt. Airy and Jimmy Bell of Greensboro; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry English and the Rev. Tommy Yopp officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Grantsboro cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, October 10, 2008)

 Henry L. Gibbs

At the last meeting of our Bar Association, there were Six Memorials in behalf of our fallen brethren. At our next meeting, one year hence, only the Infinite Mind of God can tell how many, and who shall be summoned to cross the river of the Great Beyond.  On April 3d. 1919, Hon. H. L. Gibbs, a Member of the Pamlico County Bar, died with pneumonia in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bern, North Carolina, where he had gone for treatment only a few days prior thereto. Mr. Gibbs was born in Hyde County, August 12th, 1861, where he lived to the age of maturity. On June 24th, 1890 he married Miss Olivia Farrow who was also of Hyde County. By said marriage there are five children: Mrs. H. M. Jacobs, New Bern, North Carolina, Mr. Sylvester Gibbs, Beaufort, North Carolina, Margaret Gibbs, age twelve, Florence Gibbs, age eleven and Lenn Gibbs age nine. Mr. Gibbs also left one brother, Mr. Seth Gibbs, Beaufort, North Carolina, and one sister, Mrs. F. M. Simmons of Washington, D. C.  His sudden death was indeed a great shock to his family and many friends for it was not generally understood that his illness was serious.  He first began the practice of law in Craven County about thirty (30) years ago. From Craven he came to Pamlico about twenty-five (25) years ago. After several years successful law practice, he became interested in the Public Schools of Pamlico County, and on July 4th, 1904, he was elected to fill the unexpired term of P. J. Daniels, deceased, a member of the Pamlico County Board of Education. He continued to serve as a faithful and diligent member of this Board, rendering great service to the schools of the County, until December 9th, 1909 at which time he was elected County Superintendent of the schools of Pamlico County, which position he held until January 6th, 1913, at which time he resigned as County Superintendent to represent Pamlico County in the Legislature of 1913. At this session of the Legislature, the State created the North Carolina Fisheries Commission and Mr. Gibbs was appointed by Governor Craig as State Fish Commissioner which position he was still holding at the time of his death.  Mr. Gibbs is a distinct loss to his County and State, Our hearts mourn in sympathy for his bereaved family whose loss will be so keenly felt, for the dear little boys and girls which he left behind only about a year prior to the death of their father also lost their mother. "Death separates, but it also unites. It unites whom it separates."  (Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Session of the North Carolina Bar Association – August 1919)

Hilton Gibbs

BAYBORO - Hilton Gibbs, 80, of the Mesic community died Saturday, July 23 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday at 2 pm at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist church with the Rev. Clyde Felton, pastor, and the Rev. Theron Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  He is survived by one son, Alvin E. Gibbs of the home; two daughters, Diane Copeland of Raleigh and Ellen Jordan of Boston, MA; one sister, Josephine Smith of Bayboro; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends as the residence.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc. of New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2005)

Johnannie Swift Gibbs

MESIC - Johnannie Swift Gibbs, 78, of 99 Second Lane, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a native of Beaufort County and resided in Mesic for over 60 years. She was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church and formerly served as secretary of the Usher Board, and treasurer of the Missionary Board.  The funeral service will be at 1 p .m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with Rev. C. A. Felton and Rev. Timothy Jarvis officiating. Burial will be in the Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by her five sons, Thomas Earl Credle, of Queens, N.Y., Levi Gibbs of Aurora, Timothy Gibbs of Tennessee, Donald Gibbs of Mesic, and Ellis Gibbs of Beaufort; three daughters, Nan Beasley and Linda Gibbs Ward, both of Bayboro, and Audrey Willis of Georgia; one brother, George Swift of Raleigh; one sister, Roberta Stanley of Washington; 28 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Donald and Janice Gibbs, 98 Second Lane. Viewing will be 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, September 23, 2008)

Letha Jones Gibbs

MESIC - Letha Jones Gibbs, 72, of 271 Park Ave., died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Cra-ven Regional Medical Center.  A native of Pamlico County, she was formerly employed with Caroon Brothers Sea-food. She was an usher, youth department organizer and food service department member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with the Revs. C.A. Felton and Tony Credle officiating.  Burial will be in Mesic Memorial Cemetery.  She is survived by four sons, Larry Gibbs of Oriental, Samuel Mufaro of Raleigh, Ervin Gibbs of Raleigh, and Christopher Levi Gibbs of Franklin, Mass.; one daughter, Carolyn Burt of Durham; one brother, Columbus Jones of Bayboro; one sister, Flossie Gibbs of Bayboro; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday June 12, 2007)

Lucy Bell Jones Gibbs

GRANTSBORO - Lucy Bell Jones Gibbs, 98, of 9342 N.C. 55, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was born in Oriental. Her employment years included serving as a minister's wife, homemaker and seafood processor. She was a member of Bethel M.B. Church and served as an usher, choir member, and mother of the church.  Her funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters, N.C. 306 North in Grantsboro, with the Rev. Victor Smith officiating and Frederick W. Fisher, eulogist. The interment will be held at the Bethel M.B. Church Cemetery.  She is survived by her sons, James A. Gibbs Jr. of the home and Reggie Jenkins of Raleigh; daughters, Tiny Mattocks of Merritt, Bonnie Green of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Barbara A. Thompson of New Bern; 20 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Oscar's Mortuary and at the Association Headquarters one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, December 15, 2010)

Paula S. Gibbs

Paula S. Gibbs, 37, of Long Island, N.Y., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.  She was formerly of the Mesic community in Bayboro. She was a member of Lighthouse Christian Center, Long Island, N.Y., and a graduate of both the Rhema Bible School, Tulsa, Okla., and BMC College in New York. She was employed with the Queens County Savings Bank as a finance administrator for 15 years.  Her funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the Lighthouse Christian Center in New York with the Rev. Shawn Knight officiating.  She is survived by her mother, Verdia Gibbs of Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Laura Williams of New York and Eldia George of Pennsylvania; great-grandmother, Zuleana Credle of Mesic; and grandparents, William and Christine Credle of Mesic.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, September 4, 2008)

Ruby Mae Fulcher Gibbs

ORIENTAL - Ruby Mae Fulcher Gibbs, 87, 1442 Silverbrook Road, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a graduate of Pamlico County Training School and later graduated from Cosmetology School. She was the owner/operator of Ruby's Beauty Nook.  Her funeral will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. 306 North, Grantsboro with the Rev. Clifton Hunt, pastor. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.  She is survived by her four sons, Leon H. Gibbs of New Haven, Conn., Venice Ray Gibbs of Raleigh, Darrell C. Gibbs of Laurel, Md. and Randy L. Gibbs of Oriental; two daughters, Carolyn Fulcher Jarvis of Boston, Mass. and Jacqueline G. Matthews of Laurel, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, December 21, 2011)

Stoie Gibbs

MARIBEL – Stoie "Bill" Gibbs, 74, of 170 Alfred Road, died Sunday, February 29 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 6, 2 pm, at Antioch United Church of Christ in Maribel with the Rev. James Heath, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Sawyer Family Cemetery.  He was a member of Antioch United Church of Christ and served as a deacon. He was a retired construction employee.  He is survived by his widow, Rosetta S. Gibbs of the home; two sons, Billy Gibbs of Maribel and Tyrone Gibbs of Raleigh; three daughters, Shirley Davis of Maribel, Amy Scales of Fayetteville and Bettie Jo Moore of Washington, NC; one brother, Hilton Gibbs of Mesic; two sisters, Josephine Smith and Sarophine Swift, both of Mesic; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - February 2004)

James R. Gilliam

GRANTSBORO - James R. Gilliam, 54, of 8836 N.C. 55 East, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a 1977 graduate of Pamlico County High School and was formerly employed with Hudson Manufacturing and retired from Bosch after 30 years of employment.  His funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Foundation of Life Fellowship with the Rev. Cal Langford, pastor, and the Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial will follow in New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  He is survived by his two daughters, Tamra Gilliam and Tashala Gilliam of Vanceboro; his mother, Bertha W. Gilliam of Grantsboro; two granddaughters; one brother, Rufus Gilliam Jr. of Clayton; four sisters, Linda Gibbs of Bridgeton, Annette Miller of New Bern, Phyllis Gaskins of Boston, Mass., and Michelle Fields of New Bern.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – January 3, 2014)

Mildred Stancil Gittings

Mrs. Mildred Stancil Gittings was called to rest on July 1, 2005. She was born to the late Thomas and Octavia Stancil on May 21, 1916 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. Her "Anatomical Remains" were donated to John Hopkins University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Authur Gittings. She leaves to mourn her adored nieces and nephews from New Bern, and Pamlico County, North Carolina. Mrs. Josephine Stancil Simmons, Mr. George Primrose Stancil and Mr. William Thomas Stancil. Great nieces and nephews, Mrs. Vickie Davis (Claude), Mrs. Pamela S. Beatty (Starlin), Mr. Elbert L. Simmons, Jr. (Dorothy), Mr. Frederick Keith Simmons, Mrs. Linda Graham (Germaine), Mrs. Faye Bryant, Mr. George Earl Stancil, Mr. Marvin Stancil (Lynette), and Mr. Darnell Stancil and a host of great-great nieces and nephews.  (The Sun [Baltimore, MD - July 30, 2005)

Thelma Simpkins Godfrey

Thelma Simpkins Godfrey of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Oriental, died March 5 after several stays in Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro. Thelma was the 2nd daughter of deceased parents, Allie Mason and John Starling Simpkins of Oriental, NC. Thelma is the sister of Julia Brazelle, Alma VanKerckhove, and Lucille Wilber. She is also survived by four nephews. Her sisters will miss her every day of their remaining lives. Graveside services were held March 9 at Oriental Cemetery with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church, Guilford Park Presbyterian, 200 Fernwood Drive, Greensboro, NC.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 14, 2012)

Caroline Cowell Godwin

BAYBORO - Caroline Cowell Godwin, 80, died Monday, May 21, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was born September 30, 1926, the daughter of the late John W. Cowell Sr., and Cassie Bennett Cowell.  She was a dedicated member of Bethany Christian Church, where she was very active in Circle No. 4, as well as other events at the church. She had been treasurer for the church’s memorial fund, and helped with the memorial stained glass windows.  She was the “Caroline” of Camp Caroline at Dawsons Creek, named for her by her parents. She was present and honored at the 50th anniversary of Camp Caroline several years ago.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Troy Godwin Sr.; her brother, John W. Cowell Jr.; two nephews, Jeffrey Francis Cowell and Mark Roger Cowell and his wife, Carla; and brother-in-law, Dudley Ross Coppage.  She is survived by her children, Cynthia Caroline Godwin and friend, Dan Unkefer, of Raleigh, Deborah D. Godwin and husband, Alan R. Williams, of Bayboro, and William (Bill) T. Godwin Jr., and wife, Debra, of New Bern; one sister, Cassie May Coppage of New Bern; sister-in-law, Hannah M. Cowell of Bayboro; three grandchildren, Alison Caroline Williams of Raleigh, Christopher E. Lee and Andrew S. Lee, both of Wilmington; nieces and nephews, John W. Cowell III, and wife, Glynis, of Chapel Hill, Patricia Cowell Morris and husband, Marvin, of Semora, Keith D. Cowell and wife, Gloria, of Bayboro, Caroline Brown of Sanford, Ann Coppage of New Bern, Susan Perritt and husband, Lytton, of Charlotte, Sandra Faulkner and husband, Bobby, of Dawsons Creek, Ross Coppage and wife, Wanda, of Raleigh, Candace Pearce of Greenville, Miranda J. Pearce of Wilmington, Kay Black, Kara Black and Kathy Black, all of Chesapeake, Va.; and many great-nieces and nephews.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethany Christian Church with the Revs. Gary Edge and Jerry Burton officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday May 22, 2007)

Randy Earl Godwin

Randy Earl Godwin, 53, of Whortonsville died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at home.  He was the administrator of Pamlico County Moose Lodge.  He is survived by his wife, Deborah Silverthorn Godwin; his mother, Rosa Davis White; two sons, Jay Godwin of Clayton and Eddie Godwin of Pamlico County; one brother, Sammy Godwin of Kinston; one sister, Pam Cobb of Kinston; and one grandchild.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the Pamlico County Moose Lodge with a tribute by Moose Lodge #2216.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Moose Lodge.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, December 20, 2008)

Joyce Simpson Powers Golden

GRANTSBORO - Joyce Simpson Powers Golden, 81, of the Silver Hill Community, went home to be with her Lord, July 19, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Forrest Powers and Bill Golden and two sons, Matthew and Steve Powers. She is survived by four sons, Mike Powers and wife, Sandy, of Grantsboro, Paul Powers and wife, Wanda, of New Bern, Andrew Powers and wife, Tricia, of Spring Garden, and Frank Powers and wife, Chrisanne, of New Bern; one daughter, Patti Kafton and husband, John, of Kentucky; three stepchildren, Jeff, Bonnie and Lynn Golden of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Clarence Simpson and wife, Eva, of New Bern and Durwood Simpson and wife, Marlene, of Livingston Park, Md.; two sisters, Sadie Paul and husband, Robert, of Grantsboro and Verna Mae Miller of Goose Creek, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  Joyce was a member of Faith Christian Assembly of God. She was a much loved mother and grandmother and her greatest passion was her family. She was an avid quilter and up until she was no longer able to quilt, she presented each child, grandchild and great-grandchild with a beautiful quilt stitched with love and tenderness. She also loved to sew and crochet. She was a true Christian woman in every sense of the word. She touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Faith Christian Assembly of God, 306 North, Grantsboro, NC with the Rev. Bob Case officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.    (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 25, 2010)

William Bartling Gooding, Jr.

William "Bill" Bartling Gooding Jr., 69, of Reelsboro died Friday, December 19, 2008, at home.  He received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a naval pilot. He retired from PCS Phosphate.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Gooding; three sons, Wm. "Bill" Bartling Gooding III of Maui, Hawaii, David Charles Gooding of Asheville and Paul Scott Gooding of Pamlico; one brother, Grant Gooding of Diamond Head, Mississippi; and three grandchildren, Ava Elizabeth Gooding, Andria Lynn Gooding and Elana Pearl Gooding.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Wolk officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Oriental Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, December 20, 2008)

Florence Young Goodman
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - Dec. 1998 or Jan. 1999)

Annie Flowers Goodwin

Annie Flowers Goodwin, 94, of Hobucken died April 29 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by sons, Louis “Pete” Fernie Goodwin and Vernon Edward Goodwin; daughters, Mary Goodwin Caton and Doris Goodwin Sawyer; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach and the Rev. Claude Nethercutt officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Hollywood cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Mary Caton, 2145 NC Hwy 306 S, Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2, 2012)

Denton Marion Goodwin

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Denton Marion Goodwin, 90, formerly of Wilmington, and Newton, Massachusetts passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2011.  The family will greet friends at the funeral chapel on Saturday, November 19, 2011, beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a chapel service at noon. Burial will follow at a later date in Calvary Waltham Cemetery in Newton, Mass.  Mr. Goodwin was born on April 30, 1921 in Hobucken, North Carolina, son of the late Theodore Goodwin and Lorena Caravan Goodwin. He retired as a municipal employee for the City of Newton, Mass.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II.  He was on the original crew of the USS Quincy, participated in the invasion of Normandy; and witnessed the signing of the Peace Treaty marking the surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay.  While on the USS Quincy, his ship transported President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill from Newport, Va. to the Suez Canal to the Yalter Conference (sometimes called the Crimea Conference) and then on to the Pacific.  He is survived by his son, Dennis Goodwin of Framingham, Mass. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Goodwin, and his later companion, Mabel Bynum. Denton is also survived by his guardian, Dottie Mayes of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., who helped him during his later years.  Arrangements are by J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, November 21, 2011)

Jennett Ireland Goodwin

ARAPAHOE - Mrs. Jennett Ireland Goodwin, 93, formerly of New Bern, passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at her home. She was originally from Florence, NC and moved to New Bern where she met her late husband Lawrence Goodwin. Jennett was a faithful member of St. Mary's Free Will Baptist Church where she was in the Ladies Auxiliary, the Star Group, and helped keep the nursery for many years. She loved sewing and quilting and made many beautiful hand–sewn quilts. Jennett and Lawrence raised 2 wonderful daughters, and served as loving and caring foster parents to 76 children.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Monday, November 4, 2013 at St. Mary's Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Lynn Renfro officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 PM, Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home.  Jennett is survived by her daughters, Sybil Yates and husband Bob, of Arapahoe, NC; Gail Casey and husband Ralph, of Grantsboro, NC; her sister, Ottalie Kolt of Norfolk, VA; and her grandchildren, Dee Lupton (Hiram), Sean Yates (DoriJo), Shannon Casey (Tammie), and Scott Casey (Stefanie). She also leaves behind her great-grandchildren, Buddy Yates, Cheyenne Lupton, Jordyn Lockett, Bubba Lockett, Allison Casey; and many many foster children.  The Goodwin Family offers heartfelt thanks to Pamlico County Hospice, especially Linda Pence, Jane, Catherine, and Jabria, for their love, support and care of Ms. Jennett.  Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Goodwin Family.  Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – November 6, 2013)

Ruby Price Goodwin

REELSBORO - Ruby Price Goodwin, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at home.  She was a member of Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church and volunteered at Britthaven of Pamlico and Pamlico Primary School.  She is survived by two sons, Gary L. Goodwin of Newport, Ronnie G. Goodwin of Reelsboro; two daughters, Linda Gaskins of Reelsboro and Anita Harvill of Reelsboro; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Steve Willis, the Rev. Craig Hearne and the Rev. James Chadwick officiating. Interment will follow at Sandhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday evening, at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 7533 N.C. 55, New Bern.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – February 10. 2013)

 Thomas Goodwin

Elder THOMAS GOODWIN, was born Sept 1872, at Cedar Island, Carteret county, N.C., of poor but respectable parents.  His father dying when he was about seven years old, left him in care of a mother of uncommon industry and economy, who afterwards was married to Josiah Daniels, an Old School Baptist for many years.

Elder Goodwin lived with Mr. Daniels, until he arrived at the age of 19 years, when he conceived a liking for the sea, and went on board of a vessel, commanded by Capt. Brooks, bound to Philadelphia.  After an absence of several months he returned home, but like most young sailors of industrial habits was soon ready to visit Neptune’s dominions again and went with the same Captain and sailed with him several voyages from Washington, N.C., to Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.  His Captain dying in Philadelphia, while he was with him, he entered in another vessel and returned to Washington, N.C.  Elder Goodwin, soon raised himself in the estimation of the merchant and mariner; he very soon became chief mate on board a vessel in the West India trade, in which he continued to sail for many years, having married in the time of his going to Sea, which was in the year 1833.  After being married he became more attached to home and finally quit the Sea and settled on Cedar Island, near the place of his birth, and followed the common occupation of the people of that place, which was fishing.  He once started on a voyage to Newbern in an open boat laden with fish having another man with him in a heavy blow, which filled the boat with water in the Neuse River, several miles from land, but being very expert, he managed to reach the shore, after being many hours in (water) exposed to the cold; He (had) often been heard to say he had faith to believe he should reach the shore, and he permitted to (offer/after) a relation of what he believed God had done for his immortal soul; which he soon did and was baptized in December, 1842.  Elder Goodwin was soon convinced that he was called to the ministry, and was ordained by Elders B. J. Pollard and Asa Sidbury, in March, 1856.  He visited many churches in his native County and many other Counties.  He visited many Associations in his native State.

Elder Goodwin, became much attached to the people of Goose Creek Island in Beaufort county, and he bought a farm on that place and settled there in February, 1858 and soon took the pastoral care of the church at that place, and soon after he took the pastoral care of the church at Cedar Island, the place of his former residence.

After settling in Beaufort county, Elder Goodwin traveled and preached the gospel in most of the Counties in Eastern North Carolina.  But being poor he was compeled to labor very hard while at home, many days working until night, and many nights until 10 o’clock, if it was moonlight, which caused many bodily infirmities.

He continued strong in the faith of the Old School Baptists, up to the time of his death, which took place July 13th, 1872.  He has been universally lamented by all the churches of his faith and order, as well as by all good citizens of his acquaintance.

The Editor is requested to make some remarks on his character as a minister.  It has been to our profit to hear him preach a few times.  His gifts seemed to be various and of a high order, though all spiritual gifts are to profit and none are to be despised.  He excelled in a clear doctrinal and experimental exposition of the scriptures, while in a fervid, unc_uous (?) manner he gave to each his portion in due season.  His manner was very earnest and his life endorsed it, for he preached in his conduct as well as by his mouth.  Hence he was current wherever known, and warmly welcomed among the brethren and friends of truth.

He leaves a large district of Country, and some churches, destitute of a preacher:  “Pray ye the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his vineyard.”  Are the churches and ministers weighted in the scriptural sense with the importance of the gospel’s being preached in all the world to every creature.  It is to the Lord we must look for faithful laborers in his vineyard, and when he sends them let us minister to them of our carnal things.

Note: Thomas Goodwin, born 5 Sep 1812, Cedar Island, NC, died 13 July 1872, son of Oliver Goodwin & Mary Jane Emery

(Typed transcription of this obituary by Robert Kaiser with this note – “Writer unnamed.  I assume that this was written by the Editor of Zion’s Landmark which at the time was L. I. Bodehamer.)

From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Zion's Landmarks, Vol. VI, No. 2, December 15, 1872, pg 16)

William Edward Goodwin

William "Bill" Edward Goodwin, 79, a native of Alliance, NC died Sunday, May 1 in Athens, GA after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Mary Dixon Goodwin. He was a WWII navy veteran assigned to the Central Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor & served on the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV-9). A retired Vice-President of United Telephone Company of Florida, he was employed for many years by Carolina Telephone & Telegraph working in New Bern, Kinston, & Clinton, NC before moving to Fort Myers, FL in 1970.  He is survived by Suzette Aldridge Goodwin & three sons: Dennis Goodwin of Atlanta, GA; Keith Goodwin of Athens, GA; & Robert Goodwin of Winterville, GA; seven grandchildren; & three sisters: Wilma Boyd of Washington, NC; Margaret Smith of Morehead City, NC; & Jean Rowe of Newport, NC. A memorial service will be held in Alliance, NC at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Pamlico County Rescue Squad, PO Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515, or Hospice of Pamlico County, PO Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515.  Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, 4355 Lexington Rd., Athens, GA.  (The News-Press [Fort Myers, FL] - May 5, 2005; pg. B6)

William Ray Goodwin

GRANTSBORO - William Ray Goodwin, 65, of Grantsboro, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Caro-linaEast Medical Center. He was retired from PCS Phosphate, and owner and operator of Mr. Bill & Son Handy Man's Service.  He is survived by his widow, Mary Ann Goodwin; son, Edward A. Goodwin of Grantsboro; mother, Annie F. Goodwin of Hobucken; two brothers, Louis "Pete" Goodwin of Vanceboro and Vernon Edward Goodwin of Edgewater, Fla.; and two sisters, Mary Caton of Grantsboro and Doris Goodwin Sawyer of Trenton.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Dixon Cemetery in Grantsboro.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, July 8, 2010)

John Alvin Midgette Gray

VANDEMERE - John Alvin Midgette Gray, 50, died on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at his residence.   Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, May 2, 2009, at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lawrence Simmons officiating. Burial will be private.   He was a 1977 graduate of Pamlico County High School, where he played varsity basketball. He was a graduate of Bergen Community College in Hackensack, N.J., and a veteran of the United States Navy.  He is survived by his parents, Johnnie Squires of New York and Sarah Midgette Gray of New Bern; two brothers, Reynolds Gray and Calvin Squires; two sisters, Debra and Joyce Squires; and one grandparent.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 1, 2009)

Randolph Ross Gray

Randolph “Ronnie” Ross Gray, 74, of Hobucken died January 21 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church. He retired from the U. S. Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. He is survived by his wife, Rita Gray; two sons, Kenneth Gray and Trevor Gray; two sisters, Faye Ballance and Lillian Bennett; two grandchildren; and many other loving family members. Funeral services were held January 24 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Bonner officiating. Interment was in Barnett Cemetery, Hobucken. The family received friends and relatives following the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 25, 2012)

Allison Daphne Green

ALLIANCE - Allison "Whimp" Daphne Green, 48, of 641 Mill Pond Road, died Monday April 7, 2014 at her residence.  Allison was a 1984 graduate of Pamlico County High School and a member of Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church. She was formerly employed as a CNA at Atlantic Care, Accomodating Health Care and Aurora Health Care.  Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. A. H. Satterfield, officiating.   She is survived by two sons, Kyshawn Randall of Arizona and Arthur Randall of Alliance; three daughters, Rachquel Jones of New Bern, Kimberly Randall and Mary Randall, both of Alliance; her mother, Eva Anderson of New York, N.Y.; three brothers, Michael Patton and Charles Patton, both of New York, N.Y., and Michael Cooks of Charlotte; four sisters, Crystal Patton of New York, N.Y., Lisa Cooks Pettaway of Portsmouth, Va., Cheryl Midgette Bryant of Charlotte and Victoria Midgette of Bayboro; four grandchildren; and maternal grandmother, Mary L. Green of Havelock.  The family will receive friends at the residence.   Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – April 10, 2014)

Arliss Odell Green

Arliss Odell Green, 71, of Grantsboro died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He retired from PCS Phosphate and loved restoring old tractors. He is survived by three sons, Randy Green, Ken Green and Gary Green, all of Grantsboro; one brother, Furney Banks of Grantsboro; one sister, Rosalie B. Scott of Reelsboro; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 21, at Green-Banks Cemetery on Roberts Rd. with the Rev. Riley Green officiating and military honors by the Pamlico County Honor Guard. The family received friends Sunday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 22, 2012)
 

Carlton Levester Green

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Carlton Levester Green died Sunday, May 27, 2012 in New Haven, Conn.  He was a native of Oriental and attended Pamlico County Schools.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Pierce's Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. A. H. Satterfield, pastor.  He is survived by his sisters, Bridget White of Oriental and Tesia Cooper of Goldsboro; four brothers, Gregory Green and James Robert Green of Oriental, Reginald Green of Wildwood, N.J. and Marvin Stokes of New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, June 10, 2012)

Clara Bell Hicks Green

ORIENTAL - Clara Bell Hicks Green, 71, of 403 Styron Beach Road died Thursday at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a nurse assistant at Britthaven of Pamlico and a member of Holt's Chapel Usher Board.  Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Holt's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church with the Rev. Ervin Hickman officiating.  Burial will be in the Dozier Family Cemetery.  She is survived by two brothers, Wilbert Hicks and John Hicks of New Haven, Conn.; two sisters, Mariah Hicks and Hannah Gaskins of Oriental.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her sister, Hannah Gaskins, 1431 Silverbrook Rd., Oriental.  Viewing will be from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 23, 2002)

Emma G. Green

ORIENTAL - Emma G. Green, 83, of 903 Broad St., Oriental, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Oriental and a member of Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church, where she served as a deaconess. There she was a senior choir member, class leader and president of the Stewardess Board.  The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church in Oriental with the Rev. James Cannon officiating. Burial will be in the Dozier family cemetery.  She is survived by three sons, Howard Greene, Raymond Green and Byron Greene, all of Oriental; four daughters, Mary Ann Boone Johnson of Oriental, Margaret Fenderson of New Haven, Conn., Gail Moore of Oriental and Cernie Owusu Takyi of Raleigh; one sister, Flora Perry of Oriental; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-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 one hour prior to service at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, October 30, 2007)

Eunice B. Green

Eunice B. Green, 75, 2525 Nobility Ave., Melbourne, died Thursday, Aug. 14. Mrs. Green was a homemaker. Born in Stonewall, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1986. Survivors: husband, Manfred; daughter, Susan Kelley, Melbourne; three grandchildren. Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.  (The Orlando Sentinel [Orlando, FL] - August 15, 1997; pg. D4)

James Oscar Green, Sr.

ORIENTAL - James Oscar Green Sr., 84, of 370 Wiggins Point Road, Oriental, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at his home.  He was a retired employee of Arant Lumber Co. He was a member of Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church, served on the trustee board, and was a cemetery sexton for the Dozier Cemetery.  The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church on Kershaw Road, Oriental, with the Rev. Shannon Sabsook officiating.  Burial will be in the Dozier Cemetery.  He is survived by his widow, Mary Louise Green of the home; three sons, James Green Jr., of Havelock, David Green of Dayton, Ohio and Larry Green of Oriental; two daughters, Audrey Washington and Eva Anderson, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church an hour prior to the service(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, December 14, 2009)

Maggie Farrow Green

ORIENTAL - Maggie Farrow Green, 89, of 1531 Pamlico Road, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of St. Galilee U.C. of Christ and served on the Mother's Board and Senior Choir.  Funeral will be noon Tuesday at St. Galilee U.C. of Christ, Pamlico County, with the Rev. James Ingram officiating.  Burial will be in Hall Cemetery.  She is survived by three sons, Herbert Green of Philadelphia, Bernard Greene of New Bern and Leon Green of Raleigh; two daughters, Betsy G. Carmen and Teressa Green of New Bern; one brother, Jimmy Farrow of Oriental; one sister, Erma Farrow of Oriental; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Jimmy Farrow, 1472 Pamlico Road, Oriental.  Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 26, 2005)

Marinda Bryant Green

ORIENTAL - Marinda Bryant Green, 97, of 901 Midyette St. died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Grantsbrook Nursing Center.  She was a member of Pierce's Chapel AME Zion Church and was formerly employed as a seafood processor.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Pierce's Chapel AMEZ Church with the Rev. Annette Hoskins Satterfield, pastor, and the Rev. Lynward Chadwick, eulogist. Burial will follow in Styron Town Cemetery.  She is survived by four sons, Billy Green of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bobby Green of Merritt, Robert Lee Green and Teddy Green, both of Oriental; four daughters, Mary Mattocks and Juanita Greene both of Oriental, Mildred Squires of Merritt and Laura Best of Oriental; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Juanita Green, 900 Midyette St. Viewing hours are Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, April 2, 2012)

Patricia Ann Holton Green

REIDSVILLE - Patricia Ann Holton Green, 63, of 1475 NC 65, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at her residence.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at New Lebanon Christian Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Green was born in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She was a retired Home Economics teacher with the Rockingham County School System and had taught part time at Rockingham Community College, after her retirement. In 1975, she was awarded the Teacher of the Year for the Rockingham County School System and was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, by the Governor James Martin, in 1987. She was a member of New Lebanon Christina Church, where she taught Sunday School, member of the Women's Circle and was the Choir Director for many years. She was a past member of the Reidsville Pilot Club and a sponsor for the Anchor Club. She was a member of Delta Kapp Gamma.   She is survived by her husband, Frank Green of the home; daughter, Tina Green of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Randy Green and Amy Green of Browns Summit; granddaughter, Haley Green; mother, Marie Prescott Holton of New Bern; brother, Charles Holton and wife, Ann of New Bern; sister, Linda Jones and husband, Joe of New Bern; and numerous nieces and nephews.   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at New Lebanon Christian Church, 521 Huffines Mill Road, Reidsville, other times, the family will be at the residence.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newbury Street, Suite 201, Danvers, MA 01923; New Lebanon Christian Church, 521 Huffines Mill Road, Reidsville, NC 27320; or Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.   Wilkerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - December 22, 1998; pg. B3)

Rosetta Stokes Green

ORIENTAL - Rosetta Stokes Green, 68, of 1427 Broad St., died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at her residence.  She was a native of the Florence community and a 1955 graduate of Pamlico Training School. She was a member of Zion Hill U.C. of Christ and Pierce's Chapel AME Zion Church.  Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Pierce Chapel AMEZ Church with the Rev. James Cannon officiating.  Burial will be in the Jones Family Cemetery.  She is survived by five sons, Marvin Stokes Sr. and James R. Green Jr. of Oriental, Carlton S. Green of New Haven, Conn., Reginald T. Green of Cape May, N.J., and Gregory D. Green of Arapahoe; two daughters, Bridgette Green of Oriental and Tesia Cooper of Goldsboro; six brothers, Von Stokes, Bradford Stokes and William Stokes, all of Merritt, Ervin Stokes of Aurora, Colo., Roosevelt Stokes Jr. of Bayboro and Dewey Stokes of Reelsboro; two sisters, Erma S. Bell of Bayboro and Laverda S. Woods of Killen, Texas; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be noon to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - April 15, 2005)

Sallie Green
[Aug. 24, 1925 – Oct. 22, 2006]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006)

Samuel Lee Green

ORIENTAL - Samuel "Sammy" Lee Green, 77, of 702 George St., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a steward and usher at Pierce's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and was formerly employed as a commercial fisherman and at Georgia Pacific.  The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pierce Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. James Cannon officiating. Burial with be at Styron Town Cemetery with military honors.  He is survived by his wife, Bernice Cooper Green of the home; three sons, Michael T. Green of Durham, Cedric Green of Chocowinity and Anthony Green of Oriental; six daughters, Minnie Rodgers of Oriental, Diane Covington of Durham, Carolyn Summers of Frederick, Va., Pamela Green of Merritt, Felicia Harper of Durham and Angela Lee Green of Oriental; one brother, Thomas Green of Oriental; five sisters, Parthnia Coleman, Esther Bryant, Victoria Green, and Thelma Green, all of Oriental and Annie Coo-per of Florence; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, September 18, 2008)

Sarah Elizabeth Spencer Green

ORIENTAL - Sarah Elizabeth Spencer Green of 910 Midyette St., Oriental, died Monday, September 24, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center at the age of 101.  She was a native of Mesic and resided in Oriental for over 80 years. She was a member of Pierce Chapel A.M.E.Z. Church and served as a deaconess. Her enjoyment was in her love for her family, God and her gift of a long life. Her singing and sweet spirit will never be forgotten.   The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pierce Chapel A.M.E.Z. Church, Hudson St., Oriental, with the Rev. James Cannon and the Rev. Andre Green officiating.   Burial will be in Styron Town Cemetery, Oriental.   She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Greene and Samuel Lee Greene, both of Oriental; five daughters, Parthina Coleman, Esther Bryant, Victoria Greene, Thelma Greene, all of Oriental, and Annie Cooper of Merritt; 37 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren.   The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Oscar’s Mortuary and at the church an hour prior to the service.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, September 26, 2007)

Shirley Hall Green

ORIENTAL - Shirley Hall Green, 74, of 2674 Kershaw Road died at Onslow Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, where she participated in the choir, and was a member of the Community Quartet. She retired as an aircraft assembler from NARF, Cherry Point.  The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Oriental, with the Rev. James Williams and the Rev. S.G. Willis officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Church cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Billy Hall Sr. of the home, and one sister, Lucille Williams of Wilmington.  Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, September 9, 2008)

Teressa Green

BAYBORO - Teressa Green, 46, of 201 Cowell Loop Road, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was employed as a certified nursing assistant, and was a life member of Galilee United Church of Christ, where she served as a choir member.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Galilee U.C. of Christ, Pamlico with the Rev. James Ingram officiating.  Burial will be in Hall Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her two sons, Derrick Green of New Bern and Eric Green of Oriental; two daughters, Lytricia Midgett of Bayboro and Tomica Green of Vanceboro; two brothers, Herbert Randy Green of Philadelphia, Pa., and Bernard Greene of New Bern; one sister, Betsy Carmen of the Pamlico community; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Jimmy Farrow, 1495 Pamlico Road, Oriental.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 1, 2005)

Wilford L. Green

Wilford L. Green of the 700 block of W. 28th St., died April 13, 2002.  Born in Oriental, N.C., Mr. Green was the son of Phil Dozier and Annie Green. He retired as a longshoreman from the International Longshoreman Association in 1962.  Survivors include his wife, Nancy P. Green; two daughters, Joyce Felder and Terry Green; a son, Wilford Green Jr.; a brother, Curtis Green; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in Riddick Funeral Service by the Rev. Tyrone Johnson. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 17, 2002; pg. B8)

Anne Nilsson Greene

GRANTSBORO - Anne Nilsson Greene, 84, died Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Britthaven of Pamlico. She had worked for many years as a bank teller with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda L. Greene and a son, Fred "Junior" Greene. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Fred Greene; one daughter, Geraldine Shilstone of Grantsboro; three grandchildren, Dale Anne Strickland of Stonewall, Patricia Anne Robinson of Alliance and Alis Jill Willoughby of Niceville, FL; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 at 3:00 pm at Bryant Funeral Home chapel with Father Ernest Ruede officiating with burial in Lake Worth Memory Gardens, Lake Worth, FL.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2006)

Glenda Louise Greene

BAYBORO - Glenda Louise Greene, 60, of 464 Lynch's Beach Loop Road in the Maribel community of Bayboro, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. A graduate of Pamlico Central High School, she was a member and usher of Antioch United Church of Christ and an equipment inspector retiree of NADEP Shop 94402.  Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at Antioch United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating. The burial will be in Hudnell Cemetery, Maribel.  She is survived by two daughters, LaKathy Rich of New Bern and Tanikka Greene of Charlotte; four brothers, Willie Lee Greene of Brooklyn, N.Y., James Kenneth Green of Grifton, Carlton Squires of Maribel and Willie Gray Squires of Providence, R.I.; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc., New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, March 20, 2010)

Thelma Ray Greene

ORIENTAL - Thelma Ray Greene, 74, 914 Midyette St., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Grantsbrook Rehabilitation Center.  She was a member of Pierce Chapel AME Zion Church and served as an usher, choir member and class leader.  Her funeral will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Pierce Chapel AMEZ Church with the Rev. A. H. Satterfield, pastor and the Rev. Andre Green, eulogist. Burial will follow in Styrontown Cemetery.  She is survived by her sons, Conrad Greene and the Rev. Andre Greene; one brother, Thomas George Greene; and four sisters, Parthenia Coleman, Esther Bryant and Victoria Greene, all of Oriental and Annie Cooper of Florence; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at 910 Midyette St., Oriental. Viewing hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc. and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 14, 2012)

Richard M. Greene, Sr.

Richard M. Greene, Sr. was born to Dorothea and Raymond Greene of Brooklyn, NY on August 6, 1940 and passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 18, 2010 in his home in Arapahoe, NC. He is survived by his loving wife, Tatiana; his daughter, Carol Ansberry and her husband, Paul; their children, Jake and Jordan Ansberry; his son, Richard Greene Jr., and his wife, Liz. Richard also leaves an extended family of stepchildren, Jana, Ilia, Zhenya; and step-grandchildren, Masha and Sasha in Russia. Richard “Dick” grew up in Southampton, NY and graduated from Southampton High School in 1958. He excelled at track and field and racing boats. He served in the Army, stationed in Munich, Germany for two years. Dick made a living as a diesel mechanic, but also had other talents such as being a tractor-trailer driver, a part time snowplow driver, oil platform ferry captain, a scalloper, and promoting his wave abatement invention. If it was broken, Dick would commence to fix it. Whether it was an engine, a child’s toy or a friend’s troubles. He was a loving husband, father and friend. Always willing to give a helpful hand to any friend or neighbor. Dick had a great love of the water that he has passed down to his children. Dick “retired” to Pamlico County in 2002 where he enjoyed living and playing on the water. Dick achieved his Captain’s license in 2004. He was also a volunteer for the Southeast Pamlico Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of the Oriental Dance Club and Alliance United Methodist Church. Dick was happiest when surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors. One of his tenants even remarked that “Dick was the only yankee that I could call a friend”. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the home, 3101 Janeiro Rd., Arapahoe.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 24, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

F.B. Gregg

F. B. Gregg, 88, of Lowland died Sunday, June 3 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Aransas Pass, Texas and attended Wardens Grove F.W.B. Church in Lowland, NC. He is survived by his son, Howard Gregg of Houston, TX; his daughter, Vicki Williamson of Lowland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 5, at Wardens Grove F.W.B. Church with the Rev. John Carawan officiating.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance, NC.  (The Pamlico News - June 6, 2012)

Douglas Robert Gregory, Sr.

NEW BERN – Douglas Robert Gregory, Sr., 78, of New Bern, who was raised in Pamlico County, died Monday, March 22 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 27, 2 pm, at Pollock-Best Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hayes officiating.  He was a member of Riverdale United Methodist Church and was a Mason.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hopkins Gregory of the home; one son, Douglas Gregory, Jr. of Key West, FL; one daughter, Jan Gregory Moore of Raleigh; two step grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations of New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Joyce Hopkins Gregory

Mrs. Joyce Hopkins Gregory, 74, of New Bern, died Saturday, August 20, 2005 at her residence.  Mrs. Gregory lived in Vandemere and Key West, Florida before moving to New Bern in 1976. She was devoted to her family and her church. She loved the Lord and worshipped at Riverdale United Methodist church where she was very active.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 2:00 pm at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jim Hayes officiating, assisted by the Reverend Fallon Melvin.  Mrs. Gregory was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Douglas Robert Gregory, Sr.; her parents, Frank and Gladys Hopkins; and one sister, Gloria Skinner.  She is survived by one son, Douglas Gregory, Jr. and his wife, Jeanne of Key West, Florida; one daughter, Jan Gregory Moore and her husband, Robert Moore, III of Raleigh; one brother, Al Hopkins and his wife, Sonja of New Bern; one sister, Sandra Toler and her husband, Robert of Bridgeton; two step-grandsons, Vincent Bruner and Robby Moore; one step great-grandson, R.L. Moore, V; and was devoted to numerous loving nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 22, 2005

Alton Edward Griffin, Sr.

ARAPAHOE - Alton Edward Griffin Sr., 63 died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at his residence.  He was a member of New Life Ministries Praise and Worship Church and had been a tugboat captain for 35 years.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating.  Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Griffin; two sons, Alton E. Griffin Jr. stationed in Ft. Carson, Colo., and Kevin Earl Griffin of the home; two daughters, Sherry Lynn Grubb of Arapahoe and Elizabeth Ann Jones of Reelsboro; two sisters, Faith Roberson of Washington and Clara Mae Butts of Grantsboro; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 27, 2005)

Charlie J. Griffin

DURHAM - Charlie J. Griffin, age 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend died peacefully on Thursday, March 4, 2004, at his home.  Charlie was born in Oriental, N.C. to the late Charles Franklin and Amanda Lupton Griffin. A graduate of Oriental High School, Charlie was a disabled Navy veteran of World War II. He moved to Durham in 1939, and was an active member with the Spence Sunday School Class at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.  Charlie began his career in the insurance industry with State Capital Life Insurance Company in Kinston and was later employed with Durham Life Insurance Company, where he retired in 1978. Charlie was a 57-year member of the Durham Masonic Lodge #352 A.F. & A.M. He also was a Shriner and a member of the Sudan Temple.  Charlie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Sturdivant Griffin; his son, Ronnie Griffin and wife, Grace; three grandchildren: Denise Griffin, Renee Smith and husband, Joe, and Candace Griffin; two great-grandchildren: Caity Griffin and Trent Smith; one niece, Carol Anne Comer; six nephews, Charles Ball, Clifford Ball, George Ball, William Ball, Charles Comer and Tommy Comer, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Larry Sturdivant and John Sturdivant, and sister-in-law, Ruth Peninger. Charlie was preceded in death by his sisters, Elizabeth, Lillian and Carrie, and his brothers, Cyril, James and Ray.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Hall-Wynne Funeral Chapel with the Reverends Ruth Harper Stevens and Clifford Earl Ball presiding. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.  The family will welcome friends on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home and other times at the home of Ronnie Griffin.  Pallbearers will be Charles Ball, William Ball, Charles Comer, Tommy Comer, Jr., Kent Peninger and Kenneth Sturdivant and members of the Spence Sunday School Class are invited to serve as honorary pallbearers.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlie's memory may be made to Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 West Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701 - Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - March 6, 2004; pg. B2)

Esther Bell Griffin
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper - Dec. 1998 or Jan. 1999)


Nina Sadler Griffin

BAYBORO - Nina Sadler Griffin, 66, died Sunday, October 12, 2003 at Craven Reginal Medical Center.  Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro with Rev. Lee Toler officiating. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.  She is survived by her husband, Charlie Griffin; one son, Michael Lee Griffin of the home; two daughters, Stella Marie Griffin of the home and Debra Edwards of Stonewall; one brother, Murray Sadler of Hobucken; and two sisters, Alice Bateman and Amy Copen both of Hobucken.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – October 2003) [Submitted by Jan Orndorff]

Lola Gray Brinson Griffith

Lola Gray Brinson Griffith, 97, of Prescott Road died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon and the Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Interment to follow immediately in Sandhill Cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Terry Brinson and wife, Doris, of York, Pa., and Robert Griffith and wife, Cecilia, of New Bern; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 28.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, N.C.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, May 28, 2008)

Blanche Griggs

VANDEMERE - Blanche Griggs, 75, died Sunday, September 4 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 at 11 am at Bryant Funeral Home with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens in Vandemere. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 am to 11 am on Wednesday, just prior to the funeral service.  She is survived by her husband, Charles Griggs, Sr.; four sons, Carroll Voliva of Vandemere, Steve Voliva of Mesic, Tony Curtis Voliva and Charles Griggs, Jr., both of the home; three daughters, Barbara Morris of New Bern, Angela Jenkins of Hobucken and Sherry Jones of Vandemere; three brothers, Gene Pegram of Grantsboro, Russell Pegram of Maribel and Elmo Pegram of Arapahoe; one sister, Edith Woolard of Washington, NC; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 6, 2005)

James Cornelius Grimes

LOWLAND - James Cornelius Grimes, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at The Courtyards at Berne Village.  He was a retired carpenter, farmer and inventor, a member of the Goose Creek Primitive Baptist Church, and a veteran of WWII.   His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Milton Lupton with the Rev. Swade Benson officiating. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville.   He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Grimes of the home; two sons, James Ed Grimes of Greenville, Kevin Grimes of Ayden; two daughters, Connie Hudson of Williamston, Wanda Rivera of Goldsboro; two stepdaughters, Katherine Golden and Barbara Cayton, both of Grantsboro; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.   The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, October 8, 2011)

Katie Ireland Gritz
[Dec. 8, 1926 – Jan. 7, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – January 2001)

Mary Anna Grodeski

GRANTSBORO - Mary Anna Grodeski, 97, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She attended St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Oriental.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Brown and husband, Walter, of Oriental and June Miller and husband, Jerry, of Sayville, N.Y.; beloved companion "Kitty"; five grandchildren, Michele Bessette, Lee Brown, Michael Brown, Amalie Matera and Daniel Miller; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 15, at St. Paul's Catholic Church with Monsignor Lewis officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one-half hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – November 14, 2012)

Edward S. Grubb

Edward S. Grubb, 66, a retired Navy engineer, died of a heart ailment Sunday at Craven County Hospital in New Bern, N.C. Mr. Grubb worked here as a civilian aeronautical engineer with the Navy Department from 1945 until he retired in 1969.  He then worked as a structural engineer for the Fairfax County department of environment management from 1969 until he retired a second time and moved to North Carolina in 1975.  Mr. Grubb was born in Newport News, Va., and earned an engineering degree at St. Louis University. He moved here in 1945.  Mr. Grubb was a charter member of the Springfield Golf and Country Club and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Springfield.  He is survived by his wife, Frances, and a son, William S., of the home in Arapahoe, N.C., and another son, John S., serving aboard the carrier U.S.S. Midway.  The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Edward S. Grubb Memorial Fund, c/o Wachovia Bank and Trust Co., Bayboro, N.C. The money will be used to purchase cardiac equipment for the Craven County Hospital.  (The Washington Post [Washington, DC] - January 20, 1978; pg. C8)

Sharon Carawan Guevara

Sharon Marlane Carawan Guevara (1952-2011) passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born and raised in Mesic, Pamlico County, North Carolina.  Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Sulton R. and Mary G. Carawan of Pamlico County. She is survived by her devoted husband of 27 years, Martin Guevara; her daughter and son-in-law, Traci and Randy Robbins; her son, Travis Guevara; and her two granddaughters, Dannika and Annavey Guevara, all of San Antonio, Texas.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – July 26, 2011)

Dr. Warren Walter Gulko

Dr. Warren Walter Gulko, 68, died peacefully at his home in Oriental on Friday, August 5, 2005.  The family will receive friends at the Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, NC, Wednesday, August 10, 2005, between 4:30 and 6 p.m.  Warren was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 19, 1936, son of the late Joseph and Fay Gulko. He served in the U. S. Air Force in Okinawa from 1954-1958, and then worked in the aerospace industry in California. He held a bachelor's degree with honors in Economics from San Diego State University, a master's degree in Management Science and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Minnesota. Over his long career in higher education and administration, Warren held leadership positions at the University of Colorado, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Temple University in Philadelphia and served as Vice President of the Philadelphia University of The Arts.   An avid sailor, Warren and his wife Susan relocated to Oriental, North Carolina, in 1990, where they ran the Western Auto store in Bayboro for six years. During this time, Warren was active in community and civic affairs in Eastern North Carolina. He was president of the Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce and was the founding chairman of the Pamlico Partnership for Children, Inc. Warren was one of the original organizers of the Oriental Rotary Tarpon Tournament, served on the board of directors of the Oriental Rotary Club and as chairman of the Rotary Scholarship committee. He also served on the civilian advisory committee to the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, the Neuse River Private Industry Council, board of directors of the Neuse River Development Authority and was Executive Director of the Coastal Entrepreneurial Council. In 1993 Governor Jim Hunt honored him with the Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  In 1994 he established the Small Business Center at Pamlico Community College, serving as its first Director. The next year he was appointed as a North Carolina delegate to the National White House Conference on Small Business. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) honored him in 1996 as one of the nation's top 100 independent business leaders. In 1997, he organized and co-chaired North Carolina's first Governor's Conference on Small Business, which received the national Vision 2000 Model of Excellence award from the Small Business Administration. Warren served as chairman of North Carolina's Micro-Enterprise Loan Program Advisory Committee, board member of the North Carolina Delegation for Small Business, and Executive Director of the Coastal Entrepreneurial Council.  In his last years, Dr. Gulko was a member of the faculty of the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he taught statistics and served as an Assistant to the Dean of the Cameron School of Business.  In addition to his wife Susan, he is survived by his daughter Jami Gulko of Palo Alto, CA; his sons Daniel Gulko of Marseilles, France, and David Gulko of Honolulu, Hawaii; his sister Jean Schindler of San Diego, CA, and his brother Sam Gulko of Rancho Mirage, CA; and his grandson Zaheer Gulko of Honolulu, Hawaii.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Pamlico County, Inc., P.O. Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515; or the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Star-News [Wilmington, NC] - August 9, 2005; pg. B4)

Katie Potter Gunn

BAYBORO - Katie Potter Gunn, 54, of 440 Cooper Road, Bayboro, died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.   She attended Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church.   Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church cemetery with Connie Mitchell officiating.  She is survived by her husband, Howard Gunn of Bayboro; mother, Lovie Lupton of Bayboro; daughter, Christina Carawan of Bayboro; and sister, Barbara McKenzie of Bayboro; five grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, March 24, 2008)

Mary Ann Price Guthrie

Mrs. Mary Ann Price Guthrie, 95, a longtime resident of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at St. Joseph of the Pines Health System in Southern Pines after battling Alzheimers disease for 12 years.  Born in Pamlico County on Aug. 14, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Luther Lawrence and Lydia Francis Price.  She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville for many years. She served on various committees and taught the Fidelis Sunday school class for 35 years.  After raising three children, she fulfilled a keen interest she had in business by becoming a Realtor. For some 25 years, she gained much pleasure from this venture and received recognition and awards for her efforts in this field.  Mrs. Guthrie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, the Rev. Walton B. Guthrie Sr., an ordained Baptist minister; a daughter, Mary Louise Jersey Martin; a brother, Herman S. Price; and a sister, Lura B. Hunnings.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel, 545 Ramsey St., by the Rev. A. Edward Beddingfield. Burial will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  She is survived by her son, Walton B. Guthrie Jr. of Fayetteville; a daughter, Alice Ann Maxwell and her husband, Jack C. Maxwell, of Sanford; two granddaughters, Susan M. Weunski and her husband, Mike, of Sanford, and Kathryn M. Galvin of Raleigh; a grandson, Lawrence L. Jersey and his wife, Patricia, of Greeneville, Tenn.; a great-granddaughter, Mary Kathryn Weunski; and four great-grandsons, Michael Price Weunski, Maxwell Paul Weunski, Daniel Jersey and Dale Jersey.  If one wishes, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 Anderson St., Fayetteville, NC 28301; or to a charity of one's choice.  Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.  (The Fayetteville Observer [Fayetteville, NC] - December 25, 2005)

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