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Eugene Howard Haas

Eugene "Gene" Howard Haas, 71, of Oriental, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at home.  He is survived by his wife, Marie C. Haas of the home; two sons, James R. Haas and wife, Shelly K., of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Mark Metcalfe and wife, Debra A., of Ewing, N.J.; one daughter, Lynda M. Evrenoglou and husband, Manny, of Millville, N.J.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Metcalfe, Mark D. Metcalfe II, Egan Haas and Cormac Haas.  He is preceded in death by his parents, J. Russell and Marion Haas, stepmother Anne Haas, and brother Richard A. Haas.  He was the owner of Allentown Village Hardware in Allentown, N.J. He retired in 1966 and moved to Oriental, N.C. in 1998. He was a member of the Trenton, N.J., Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the antique boat club and Chris-Craft club.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 11, 2009)

Odessa Blango Hackney

ARAPAHOE - Odessa Blango Hackney, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was a member of Piney Grove Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, where she was a mother of the church and a former choir member.  Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Piney Grove Church of Christ Disciples of Christ with the Rev. Farries Slade officiating. Burial will be in Piney Grove Church cemetery.  She is survived by four sons, George Hackney Sr., Robert Hackney and Jesse Hackney, all of Arapahoe, and Edward Hackney of Temple, Texas; two daughters, Jennette Nelson and Mary Alice Taylor, both of New Bern; one brother, James Blango of New Bern; one sister, Ruby Blango of Bayboro; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.   The family will receive friends at the home of George and Sarah Hackney, 1088 Don Lee Road, Arapahoe.  Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, at Oscar's Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, August 5, 2008)

Rachel Deliah Fenner Hackney

ARAPAPHOE - Rachel Deliah Fenner Hackney, 86, of 313 Taylor Neck Road, Arapahoe, died  Saturday, April 3, 2010 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a native of the Harlowe Community of Havelock and resided in Arapahoe for over 50 years. She was a member of Small Chapel Christian Church and served as a Mother of the church. She was employed with Garland Fulcher Seafood as a seafood processor for many years.  Her funeral will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Small Chapel Christian Church with the Rev. Roderick Kornegay officiating. The burial will be in Piney Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery.  She is survived by her three sons, John Hackney of Arapahoe, Henry Hackney Jr. of New Bern, and Willie Guy Hackney of Raleigh; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, April 6, 2010)

Carl Hagen

Carl Hagan, 74, of Bayboro died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Bern Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating and military honors by the Pamlico County Veterans Honor Guard.  He is survived by his wife, Frances H. Hagan; one son, Clay Ernst of Reelsboro; one daughter, Toni Westover of Bridgeton; two brothers, Charles A. Hagan of Vanceboro and Robert A. Hagan of Cove City; three sisters, Mary Jones of New Bern, Ethel Ford of Wilmington and Joyce Harris of Aurora; and six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of Vicki Davis, 4804 Woodbrook Drive in the Deerfield community off Hwy. 17, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday and after the graveside service on Wednesday.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, February 17, 2009)

Lillian Faye Bell Hagood

ESTILL - Services for Lillian Faye Bell Hagood, 52, will be held at 1 p.m. today at United House of Prayer for All People, Scotia, with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Luray. Martin's Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Bayboro, N.C., to Lawrence and Christine Barber Bell, she died August 19, 2003. Surviving are husband, Roosevelt Hagood; children, Felecia Williams, Lawanda Bell, Alexander, Lawrence Speaks; four sisters; five brothers; 13 grandchildren; nieces; nephews; others.  (The State [Columbia, SC] - August 23, 2003; pg. B4)

Mary Lee Shipley Hahn

Mary Lee Shipley Hahn, 68, of Arapahoe died April 13 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. A retired Register Nurse she was a member of the U.S.C.G. Auxilary. She is survived by her son, Michael Grove; four daughters, Lisa Ann Hopkins, Lauralee O’Neil, Cynthia Barber and Catharine Dowgert; two sisters, Jackie Reilly and Carlene Thorpe; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service was held April 15 at Arapahoe United Methodist Church with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at the church.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 18, 2012)

Bertie Scott Hall

GRANTSBORO - Bertie Scott Hall, 96, of Grantsboro died Saturday, June 28 at her home. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, 11 am, at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating with burial in the Church Cemetery.  She was a lifelong member of Amity Christian Church.  She is survived by three sons, R. Fulton and Rusty Hall, both of Grantsboro, and Robert Hall of Belhaven; one daughter, Melba H. Barker of Silverhill; one stepdaughter, Lillie Jones of Four Oaks; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2003)

Eileen Simpson Hall

Eileen Simpson Hall, 57, of Grantsboro died May 14, 2012, at Two Rivers Nursing-Trent Campus. She was a member of Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church. She is survived by her husband, David L. Hall; one daughter, Amy L. Hall; one son, William Joseph Hall; one brother, Gary Simpson, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Grantsboro cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 16, 2012)

Jacquelyn Ensley Hall

Mrs. Jacquelyn Ensley “Jackie” Hall, age 79, a resident of 37555 US 264 E. Hwy., Belhaven, NC died Tuesday January 3, 2012 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday January 6, 2012 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Pastor David Pierce. Burial will be later in Pamlico County.  Mrs. Jackie was born in Craven County on August 16, 1932 daughter of the late Albert Manley Ensley and the late Dollie Doris Hardison Ensley. She was a graduate of Arapahoe High School and continued her education in business. Mrs. Jackie married Robert Lee Hall on May 21, 1951 who survives. She worked as a medical assistant with Dr. William Sugg in Winston Salem. Mrs. Jackie was a faithful member of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of CMA and the quilting group.  Surviving along with Mrs. Jackie’s husband Robert of the home are two sons: Mike Hall and his wife Mandy of Cumming, GA and Steve Hall and his wife Annette of Belhaven; one sister: Alberta O’Hare of Princess Ann, MD and four grandchildren: Jenny Hall, John Hall, Ashley H. Aurgemma and Megan Hall.  The family will fellowship with friends in the Fellowship Hall of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church following the service.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Hall family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Richard Fulton Hall

GRANTSBORO - Richard Fulton Hall, 76, died Friday, March 10, 2006 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Amity Christian Church where he served as deacon.  Mr. Hall worked as an industrial engineer with NADEP and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  A funeral service was held Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 pm at Amity Christian Church with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating. Burial followed in Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern.  He is survived by his wife, Lucille Hall; one son, Richard Alan Hall, and wife, Margaret of Newport; two daughters, Janet Hall Doughty, and husband, John, of New Bern and Connie Hall Lindsay, and husband, Mark, of Cary; two brothers, Robert L. Hall, and wife, Jackie, of Belhaven and Rusty Hall, and wife, Peggy, of Grantsboro; two sisters, Melba H. Baker, and husband, Harry, of Silverhill and Lillie Mae Jones, of Four Oaks; and eight grandchildren.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Saturday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2006)

Raymond George Hallahan

ORIENTAL - Raymond George Hallahan, 78, of Oriental, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed as a Union Construction worker for 45 years.  He is survived by one son, Raymond Smith of Oriental; two daughters, Anne Wilkerson of Arizona and Diane Farrell of Oriental; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Marjorie Luther of New Hampshire, Geraldine Farren of Massachusetts and Joan Orrall.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, November 15, 2009)

Edward Jame Hamilton

ORIENTAL - The Rev. Edward James Hamilton, 86, of 127 Pamlico Road, Oriental, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a 24-year veteran of the U.S., served in three wars and two tours in Korea and Vietnam. A Bronze Mold of his hand is on display in the N.C. Veteran's Park, Fayetteville. He was an Associate Pastor and member of Galilee United Church of Christ, Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent of Sunday School and served as Chaplain of DAV Association, Pamlico for 18 years.  His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Broad Creek United Church of Christ. Burial with military honors will be conducted Monday, June 2, 2014, at Coastal Carolina Veteran Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Elena Gilliam Hamilton of the home; and one brother, the Rev. Alphonso Hamilton of Staunton, Va.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 27, 2014)

Francis Burton Hance

CARY - Francis "Frank" Burton Hance, 82, of Cary, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Kindred Healthcare in Raleigh.  Frank was born February 17, 1930 in Pamlico County to the late Henry Alvis Hance and Beulah Catherine Holton Hance. He was a veteran of the US Army and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel with a master's degree in Public Health. Frank was a career civil servant with the Federal Government, retiring with over 28 years of service.  Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Hance; sons, David A. Hance of Raleigh and Douglas Charles Hance and his wife, Rebecca, of Birmingham, Ala.; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Caroline and Daniel.  A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary, NC 27518. The family will receive friends 9 – 10:15 a.m. prior to the service at the church. A private graveside service will be held at Bridgeton Cemetery in Bridgeton.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 26, 2013)

Bobby Ray Hancock

PINNACLE - Mr. Bobby Ray Hancock, age 75, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011, at his home. He was born on November 22, 1935, in Pamlico County to the late Joseph Ira and Mattie Price Hancock.  Mr. Hancock was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from which he retired in 1975. He had proudly served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was also a commercial fisherman and long distance truck driver. Mr. Hancock was a member of the VFW Pilot Mountain Post 9436 and the Mount Airy American Legion Post 2019. He was a member of the Messianistic faith.  Mr. Hancock is survived by his loving wife, Elna Fay Hancock; one sister, Janis Mayer of Rutherton; two brothers, Roy Hancock of Grantsboro and Joe Hancock of Newport; four children, Teri Lynn Way of Greensboro, Keith Hancock of Brooksville, Fla., Glen Hancock of Tallahassee, Fla. and Jonathan Hancock of Tampa, Fla.; four stepchildren, Nita H. Lee of Reelsboro, Windy Hawkins of Newman, Ga., Sandy Purvis of Mt. Olive, and Johnnie R. Holton of Westfield; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Janis Lavern Hancock; and two grandsons, Carlisle Purvis and Thomas Kiner.  Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, with full military honors.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cox-Needham Funeral Home.  Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain is respectfully serving the Hancock family.

Imogene Carawan Hancock

WASHINGTON - Mrs. Imogene Carawan Hancock, age 80, Beaufort County, NC went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 9, 2009.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Dr. Richard Sheriff officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 12 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Hancock was born October 26, 1928 in Pamlico County. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Carawan, Jr. and Maude Davis Carawan. She was married to Amos A. Hancock, who preceded her in death September 13, 1995. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of Hunter’s Bridge Church of Christ, a member of First Baptist Church of Chocowinity, and a member of several senior citizens organizations. Mrs. Hancock loved life and her many friends.  She is survived by three daughters, Ellen H. Bayne of Pine Level, NC, Mrs. Carol H. Hardison and husband, Jim of Fremont, NC and Nancy Hodges of Chocowinity; two sons, Kerry Hancock and wife, Denise of New Bern, NC and Amos Allen Hancock, Jr. and wife Alice of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Jesse Monroe Carawan, III and wife Jacque of Plymouth and Leland Carawan and wife Charlotte of Valrico, FL; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; special friend, Dick Taylor and George Coghill, who she considered one of her own; and numerous friends and loved ones.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Hancock family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, February 12, 2009)

William Louis Hancock

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - William "Bill" Louis Hancock, 62, originally from Goose Creek died Sunday, September 4, 2005 at Cape Coral memorial Hospital.  He was born September 10, 1942 in Pamlico County, son of the late Louis Daniel and Dorothy Lilly Hancock. He was a commercial fisherman most of his life.  Surviving are his wife, Karen Lewis, of the home; two sons Jimmy Hancock and wife Susie of Goose Creek and Bill Hancock and wife Kathryn of Bridgeton; one stepson, Brad Lewis of Fort Myers, FL; one daughter, Jane Nelson and husband David of New Bern; one sister, Flo Lennop and husband Vic of Reelsboro; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 2005)

Elsie Dixon Hankins

GRANTSBORO - Elsie Dixon Hankins, 77, of 2116 Scott Store Road, died Tuesday, July 1 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 3, 2 pm, in Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville with the Rev. Graham Lane officiating.  She was a member of New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary.  She is survived by two sons, Jack Hankins of Charlotte and Kenneth Hankins of Brierfield, AL; one daughter, Lana Pat Fink of Sarasota, FL; one sister, Lucille Malone of Grantsboro; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and long time companion, James Watson of New Bern.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

Addie Lee Hardison

Addie Lee Hardison, 87, of the 1700 block of Valhalla Arch, died April 29, 1999, at a local nursing home.   Born in Pamlico County, N.C., she was a homemaker. She was a member of Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, Norfolk, and Order of Eastern Star, Norview Chapter No. 131.  The widow of Curtis Ray Hardison, she is survived by two sons, Robert R. Hardison and his wife, Karen, and Henry B. Hardison and his wife, Judy, all of Virginia Beach; a sister, Lydia Lamoro of North Carolina; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Lillian Pappas.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. Paul C. Lawson. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 1, 1999; pg. B4)

Alice Marie Anderson Hardison

Alice Marie Anderson Hardison, 82, of Arapahoe, passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, June 7, 2007, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  Mrs. Hardison was born in Macon County, N.C., on July 6, 1924. She was raised on a family farm and was the daughter of the late Colonel and Bessie Thomas Anderson.  She had been a resident of Arapahoe since 1946.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Walter “Tuffy” Hardison, and her son, Joel Lee Hardison.  She is survived by one daughter, Susan Hardison Bissette, of Arapahoe; and one son, James B. Hardison of Arapahoe. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Wendy Pollard of Edenton, N.C., Jason Hardison of Arapahoe, Brenda Hardison of Raleigh and Amanda Bissette of Raleigh; and four great-grandchildren, Joelle Moore, Christian Moore, Jayden Pollard of Edenton and Samantha Hardison of Arapahoe.  Mrs. Hardison was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe, where she loved to sing in the choir. She loved sewing, quilting, poetry, reading, and gardening. She was a volunteer of Christian Aid.  A celebration of her life will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Bethany Christian Church of Arapahoe.  Visitation with family will be held 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Bethany Christian Church of Arapahoe following will be church service.  Burial will be at Hardison Family Cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, June 8, 2007)

Jack M. Hardison

GRANTSBORO - Jack M. Hardison, Sr., 67, died Sunday, June 6 at his home. A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 11 am in Paul Cemetery in Arapahoe with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  He was a member of Alliance United Methodist Church and was a former Mason.  He is survived by one son, Jack Hardison, Jr. of Grantsboro; two daughters, Jackie Eubanks of Arkansas and Judy Hardison Harris Daniels of Alliance; two brothers, Eldon Hardison of Alliance and John Willis of New Bern; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the homes of his daughter in Alliance and his son in Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2005)

Jimmy Bruce Hardison

Jimmy Bruce Hardison, 73, of 7700 N.C. 306, Arapahoe, died Friday, March 28, 2008 at home. He was a member of Arapahoe United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home, with Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Lupton Hardison; son, Jimmy Hardison of Arapahoe; daughter, Debbie Cuthrell, of Arapahoe; sister, Ivy Hess, of Durham; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, March 31, 2008)

Julius Eldon Hardison, Sr.

ALLIANCE - Julius Eldon Hardison, Sr., 85, of Alliance passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at home.  He opened Bay River Service Station in 1974 then founded Hardison Tire Company in 1976. During retirement he loved to R.V.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hellen Hardison; his four sons, J.E. Hardison, Jr. and wife, Cheryl, of Bayboro, Timmy Hardison and wife, June, Gray Hardison and wife, Phyllis, and Barry Hardison and wife, Jennifer, all of Alliance; brother, John Bonner Willis and wife, Elizabeth, of New Bern; grandchildren, Ryan (Stephanie), Travis (Autumn), Tyler, Nicolas, Jillian, Crystal (Hudson), Paige, Chase and Maci; great-granddaughter, Abigail Grace Hardison; and beloved dog, "Peanut".  The family would like to thank Kim Lawrence for all her love and care during his illness.  His funeral will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating. Entombment will be in Paul Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 23, 2013)

Mary Lupton Hardison

Mary Lupton Hardison, 66, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Bruce Hardison. She was co-owner of J.B. Hardison garage.  She is survived by one son, Jimmy Hardison of Arapahoe; one daughter, Debbie H. Cuthrell of Arapahoe; one brother, Durwood Lupton of Hobucken; two sisters, Shirley L. Sawyer of Hobucken and Ella L. Bullock of New Bern; four grandchildren, Jimmy Dale Hardison Jr., Jennifer Hardison, Lindsey Green and Michelle Green; and one great-grandchild, Noah Hardison.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Burial in Paul Cemetery, Arapa-hoe immediately following the service.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, December 23, 2008)

George D. Hardy

George D. Hardy, 67, who retired in 1973 as a meat market manager for the ACME supermarkets in this area, died Thursday at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va., after a stroke. A former resident of Arlington, he had moved to Colonial Beach, Va., seven years ago. Mr. Hardy was born in Oriental, N.C., and grew up in New Bern, N.C. He joined ACME after moving here in 1930, and worked at a number of its stores in this area over the years.  A former member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Arlington, he belonged to Colonial Beach Methodist Church and the Colonial Beach Lions Club.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Blanche, of Colonial Beach; a son, James D., of Alexandria, and a brother, Walter, of Silver Spring.  (The Washington Post [Washington, DC] - November 22, 1980; pg. B7)

John Edward Hardy, Jr.

ORIENTAL - John Edward Hardy, Jr., 89, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He worked as a dock master for Barbour Boat Works and was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church and former member of Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe.  Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Graves and Rev. Gary Edge officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.  Hardy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marion Williams Hardy; one son, John E. Hardy III and wife, Linda S. Hardy of Rocky Mount; one daughter, Christine Beeman and husband, John Beeman Jr. of Arapahoe; one brother, Randolph Hardy of New Smyrna Beach, FL; one sister, Marguerite Whorton of Ft. Myers Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Roger Wayne Hardy and Meredith Elaine Beeman; and several nieces and nephews.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 10, 2005)

Marion Williams Hardy

ORIENTAL - Marion Williams Hardy, 85, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Hardy was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church and was a church historian. She was the author of “Oriental: I Remember When,” and “A Glimpse of Pamlico County.”  She is survived by her son, John E. Hardy III and wife Linda of Rocky Mount; one daughter, Christine Beeman and husband John of Arapahoe; two brothers, Dalton Williams of Jacksonville and Oliver Williams of Lancaster, Calif.; one sister, Melba Soltow of New Bern; and two grandchildren, Meredith Beeman and Roger Wayne Hardy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Hardy Jr.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, at Oriental United Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Graves officiating. Burial will be in Oriental Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the funeral from 10 to 11 a.m. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - April 15, 2006)

Melvin Thomas Hardy, Sr.

Mr. Melvin “Mel” Thomas Hardy Sr., 44, of Oriental, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oriental United Methodist Church with the Revs. Keith Sexton and Wesley Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations in Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, November 18, 2009)

Sallie Stroud Hardy
[May 5, 1894 – Sept. 13, 1985]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Sept. 18, 1985, page 13)

Vernon Everett Hardy, Jr.

ARAPAHOE - Vernon Everett Hardy Jr., 62, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at his daughter's home.  He had worked as a carpenter and roofer and enjoyed the water.  Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, with the Rev. Blaney Rowe officiating.  Visitation will be until 8 p.m. after the service.  He is survived by one son, Kenneth E. Hardy of Oriental; one daughter, Stephanie Daniels of Arapahoe; two brothers, Gary Hardy of Edenton and Andy Hardy of Oriental; and two grandchildren.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 23, 2005)

William Preston Hardy

FAYETTEVILLE - William Preston Hardy, 81, formerly of Oriental, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Durham.  Born in Oriental, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cumberland Memorial Gardens.  He is survived by his wife, Ardelia; two sons, Gene and Dale; and four grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Reeves Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, March 9, 2007)

Zeb David Hargett

ORIENTAL - Zeb David Hargett passed away Friday, May 25, 2001.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001, in the Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. As was their desire, Zeb and Boots ashes will be laid to rest together among the generations there of family members.  He was born in Charlotte, on Sept. 14, 1932. Zeb David graduated from Central High School, Charlotte. In 1955, he graduated from North Carolina State University, with a degree in civil engineering. He was president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. A registered professional engineer in many states, he enjoyed an interesting career both in the United States and overseas. After retiring as vice president of Paul N. Howard Co., Greensboro, a second career as a realtor / land developer followed in Oriental.  Zeb and his wife, "Boots", founded Hargett and Hargett Realty and developed "The Landings". He was a past president of the Pamlico Board of Realtors and a town commissioner of Oriental.  He never met a stranger. Many will remember his quick wit and his ability to listen to others and to always encourage them in their own endeavors. A gifted storyteller, Zeb and his faithful black and white cocker spaniel, Jezebel, could often be seen with a group gathering on the waterfront in Oriental.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Hannah "Boots" Jackson Hargett of Oriental; father, Carnie M. Hargett and mother, Beulah Simpson Hargett, both of Charlotte and Olive Branch; and brother, D. Mitchell Hargett of Mobile, Ala.  He is survived by daughter, Candace Hargett Lynn and husband, William H. Lynn of Raphine, Va. Other family members include sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Mrs. Connie DeVan Hargett of Mobile, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. Norwood L. Jackson Jr. of West Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Dinah Jackson Rehmery of Greensboro; nephews and nieces and their children; cousins; and friends.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Pamlico County, P.O. Box 827, Bayboro, N.C. 28515 or the Pamlico County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Bayboro, N.C. 28515.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - May 29, 2001; pg. B8)

Inez S. Hargrove

Inez S. Hargrove, 84, of Friends Homes died Friday at Whittier Nursing Center.  Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Oriental, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Oriental Cemetery.  She was a native of Pamlico County.  Surviving are daughters, Mary Hargrove Caven of Greensboro, Edith Hargrove Kelly of Chapel Hill, Emily Hargrove Johnson of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  The family will be at their home in Oriental.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Inez S. Hargrove Scholarship Fund, c/o Oriental Womans Club, P.O. Box 515, Oriental, N.C. 28571, or to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 313, Oriental, N.C.  Norris Funeral Home in Alliance is in charge of arrangements.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - October 26, 1991; pg. B6)

Mrs. Ward Paul Harman

CANDOR - Mrs. Ward Paul Harman, 90, of Whiskey Road died Sunday at Richmond Memorial Hospital.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Candor Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Candor Cemetery.  A native of Pamlico County, she was a homemaker.  Surviving are son, Patt Claude Harman Jr. of Jackson Springs; daughter, Mrs. Lina H. Worrell of Bristol, Tenn.; brother, Howard L. Paul of Vine, Wash.; sisters, Mrs. Sudie Woodard of Grantsboro, Mrs. Mattie Williamson of Bayboro, Mrs. Edna Purdy, Mrs. Dorothy Hardison, both of Arapahoe; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.  The family will be at the home of Patt Harman, Route 1, Jackson Springs.  Lanier-Briggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - September 17, 1991; pg. B4)

Mary Alice Harmon

Mary Alice Harmon, 95, died April 12, 2009, at Britthaven of Pamlico County.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Paul Mizener at 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2009, at St. Peter the Fisherman in Oriental. Interment will be at 10 a.m. April 23, 2009, in Arlington National Cemetery.  Mary Alice is survived by her daughter, Alice H. Sontag of Oriental; grandson, Edward W. Sontag (Kelli); and great-grandsons, Kevin and Michael of Richmond, Virginia; granddaughter, Mary Kathleen Richardson (Staton) of Greenville, N.C.; and a host of dear nephews and nieces in New York and Ohio.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, April 17, 2009)

Dwight Geron Harper, Jr.

Dwight Geron Harper Jr., 22, of Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, formerly of Maysville, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, in the Northside High School gymnasium in Jacksonville with the Rev. Harold Nance officiating. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery in Maysville. He was a member of Myrtle Grove Christian Church, where he was a member of the Youth Voices of Christ Choir and served as an usher. He was a 2004 graduate of Northside High School in Jacksonville, where he excelled in football and basketball. He was also a member of the Fayetteville State University Broncos Football team and was scheduled to graduate on Dec. 13, 2008, with a degree in criminal justice. He was employed with Bright Haven Residential Group Home of Fayetteville.  He is survived by his father, Dwight Geron Harper Sr. of Bayboro; his mother and stepfather, Brenda and James McLean, both of Maysville; and two brothers, Marcello Morgan of Durham and Rowemell McLean of Landover, Md. Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Morgan Funeral Home Inc., 150 Williamsburg Parkway, Jacksonville, and Saturday at the gymnasium one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at the residence of his mother and stepfather, James and Brenda McLean, 401 Bynum Avenue, Maysville.  (Unknown newspaper)

Dwight Geron Harper, Sr.

Dwight Geron "Swamp Rabbit" Harper, Sr., 51, of the Maribel Community, Bayboro, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 30, 2010.   A native of Bayboro, Dwight was a graduate of Pamlico County High School and employed with NADEP. He attended Livingstone College and was a member of West Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Civically, Dwight was a member of the Masonic Order and of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.  He was preceded in death by: his parents, Henry Harper and Nefferittee Fisher Harper; 1 brother, Henry Douglas Harper; 1 sister, Angela Harper Dunlap; and on Thursday, December 11, 2008, by his beloved son, Dwight Geron Harper, Jr.  Dwight will be forever cherished by: 1 brother, Hilliard Raynard Harper of Danville, Virginia; 1grandson, Jeremiah Geron Harper of Fayetteville; uncle, Elder Frederick W. Fisher and aunt, Marva Fisher Baldwin both of Merritt; 1 sister-in-law, Margaret Wilson Harper of Aquasco, Maryland; nephew, Shannon Dunlap of Durham; niece, Jessica Harper of Aquasco, Maryland; and an extended family of cousins and beloved friends. The family will be receiving their friends and guests at the residence of his cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony & Dawn Gibson, 354 Fisher Road, Merritt.  Viewing will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 12 noon-6pm at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., 701 West Street, New Bern. Viewing resumes on Friday at the NB East. M.B. Assoc. Headquarters in Grantsboro, one hour prior to the service.  Homegoing Service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11AM in the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, 885 Highway 306 N., Grantsboro, with the Pastor Tony Credle, Officiating, Eulogist. Interment will immediately follow the service in the Fisher Family Cemetery, Merritt.  (Kindly submitted by Traci Fleming)

Sandra Ridoutt Harper

GRANTSBORO - Sandra Ridoutt Harper, 67, died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at home.  She was an active member of Arapahoe United Methodist Church. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 40 years.  She is survived by her husband, Timmy Harper; two daughters, Lisa H. Mallonee and husband, Scott, of Dallas, Texas, and Erin Harper of Charlotte and fiancé, Daniel Bergeron; and two grand-children, Harper and Layne Mallonee of Dallas.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Arapahoe United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, April 2, 2010)

Barney B. Harrell, Jr.

ARAPAHOE - Barney B. Harrell, Jr., 65, died Tuesday, November 15 at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Bethany Christian Church and was employed by NC Farm Bureau Insurance Co. for 42 years. He was an honor agent for the state in 1967, and won Million Round Table numerous times. He was an avid coon hunter, and was a member of Rainbow Masonic Lodge #479 in Arapahoe.  Barney had many good friends across the state and enjoyed and cherished them.  A funeral service was held Thursday, November 17 at 11:00 am at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Edge officiating. Burial was in Paul Cemetery.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, November 16.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret G. Harrell; one son, Blake Harrell of Jacksonville, FL; daughter-in-law, Christina R. Harrell of Arapahoe; sister, Ann Webb, of Buxton; two grandsons who were his pride and joy, Samuel Allen Harrell and Nicholas James Harrell.  He was preceded in death by his son, Barney B. Harrell, III on October 22, 2005; his mother and father, Marjorie and Barney Harrell; and a brother, John A. Harrell of Wilson.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - November 17, 2005)

Barney B. Harrell, III

GRANTSBORO - Barney B. Harrell, III, 40, died Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He worked with Point Pride Seafood and was an avid hunter. He attended New Song Church in New Bern.  A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 at 11:00 at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Gary Edge officiating with burial in the Paul Cemetery.  The family is to receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 25 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  He is survived by his wife, Christina Harrell; two sons, Samuel Allen Harrell and Nicholas James Harrell of the home; parents, Barney and Margaret Harrell of Arapahoe; one brother, Blake Harrell of Jacksonville, FL; and maternal grandmother, Mildred Greene of Elm City.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Alvis Greene and his paternal grandparents, Barney and Marjorie Harrell.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 24, 2005)

Lawrence Willis Harrell

Lawrence Willis Harrell, 84, of Bay Avenue in Somers Point, died Tuesday in the Ocean Point Health Care Center.  Born in Oriental, N.C., Mr. Harrell had been an area resident for the past 26 years.  He had been a shipping clerk for Clark and Clark of New York City.  A member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Pleasantville, where he also served as treasurer/trustee, Mr. Harrell also was a member of the Bridge Street A.M.E. Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., where he also served as a trustee.  He was a past master of the Constina Masonic Lodge Order of Prince Hall.  Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Jenkins of Pleasantville; one brother, Richard of Oriental, N.C.; one sister, Olivia Gilliams of New Bern, S.C.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Salem United Methodist Church, Pleasantville. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Pleasantville. Friends may call at noon Saturday at the church.  (The Press of Atlantic City [Atlantic City, NJ] - April 6, 1989; pg. D3)

Lucy Ireland Harrington

Lucy Ireland Harrington, 96, of the 600 block of Burleigh Ave., died April 11, 1990, in a hospital.  Mrs. Harrington, a native of Pamlico County, N.C., was the widow of James Harrington.  Survivors include a daughter, Ella Mae Whitehurst of Norfolk, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Barnett Cemetery, Hobucken, N.C. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Norris Funeral Home, Alliance, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 13, 1990; pg. D2)

Rachel Harrington

LILLINGTON - Rachel Harrington, 76, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at Wake Medical Center Raleigh.  A native of Pamlico County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Herman and Lillie Day Rolison. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 7, 2006, O'Quinn-Peebles Chapel, Lillington with Rev. Christy Rolison officiating. Burial, Westview Memorial Gardens, Lillington.  Survivors: daughters, Jodie Harrington and husband, Barney Finlon of Clayton, Deane Lentz and husband, Tony of Statesville; son, Thomas Franklin Harrington, Jr. and wife, Cheryl of Clayton; brothers, Harry W. Rolison of WinstonSalem, Edison C. Rolison of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Austin Lentz of Hamstead, Derek Lentz of Statesville, Tina Malilay of Petaluma, CA.  Visitation 6 8 p.m. O'Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to O'Quinn-Peebles.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - January 5, 2006; pg. B6)

Earl Harris, Jr.

Earl Harris Jr., 61, of Vandemere died Friday, April 4, 2008, at his residence.  He was a native of Choctaw County, Ala., and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired as environmental manager at Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, N.J.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008, at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Vandemere, with the Rev. F.L. Hyman officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Hudnell Cemetery, Maribel.   He is survived by his wife, Pearl Driggers Harris of Vandemere; one daughter, Nicole Harris of the Bronx, N.Y.; three brothers, Melvin Harris and Willard Harris, both of Lisbon, Ala., and Kirby Harris of Bergenfield, N.J.; four sisters, Shirley Jones of Westwood, N.J., Lena Evans and Joann Lewis, both of Kentucky, and Ada Jackson of Virginia.   The family will receive friends at 9 Griggs Road, Vandemere. Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary and an hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.   Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, April 9, 2008)

Gerald Douglas Harris

HOCKESSIN, Del. - Gerald Douglas Harris, 72, formerly of Seaford, Del. passed away suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2012.   Jerry was born on October 19, 1939 in Bayboro, NC to the late Willie and Annie Harris. He graduated from East Carolina University with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education before beginning his career as a teacher in the Delaware public school system. He spent over thirty years as a Delaware teacher, most of which was at Seaford Senior High School. He especially enjoyed teaching in the James Groves Adult Education Program. Following his retirement from teaching, Jerry worked for Goldey-Beacom College, Children and Families First and, most recently, Longwood Gardens.   In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his brothers, Eugene and Billy Harris; and his sister, Doris Vincent.   He is survived by his sons, Michael Harris and his wife, Jennifer and David Harris and his wife, Ashley; his brother, Bryan Harris and his wife, Linda; and his beloved grandchildren, Patrick, Meghan, Ryley and Chase Harris.   Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Kennett Square, 415 West State Street, with funeral services immediately following the visitation. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, February 26, 2012)

John W. Harris, Sr.

DURHAM - Mr. John W. Harris, Sr., 82, resident of Durham passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2004, in Durham Regional Hospital following declining health. He was born in Pamlico County, the son of the late David Thomas Harris and Josie Durham Harris. Mr. Harris retired from the wallpaper hanging business and was a member of Carr United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Annie Vickers Harris; and his son, John Wesley Harris Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Carr United Methodist Church with the Rev. Para R. Drake officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Carr United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund, 107 N. Driver St., Durham, NC 27703 - Clements Funeral Service, Inc.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - November 4, 2004; pg. B2)

Joseph Franklin Harris

ORIENTAL - Joseph Franklin Harris, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2011.  He was born January 18, 1935, at the family farm at Kershaw, NC.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Attmore Harris and Mary Gooding Harris.  He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Stahnten Harris; son, Joseph F. Harris Jr., and wife, Melanie; daughters, W. Chenoah Styron and husband Mike, and Deborah Harris Thomas and husband Charles; grandchildren, J. Fisher Harris, Alex, Emily and Grace Styron, Brooke Lupton, and Tyler Thomas; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret H. Midyette, Catherine H. Davis; and cousins, Jo Ann Dalton and Sara Prieto.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, December 17, at Oriental First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Harper officiating.  The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, December 14, 2011)

Phillip Allen Harris

GRANTSBORO - Phillip Allen Harris, 67, of Grantsboro died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Salome, Ariz.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran.  He is survived by his wife, Janet V. Harris; one son, Mark Harris of Kennels Beach; and four sisters, Dorothy Nessrodt of Willow Springs, Bevoline Brooks of Raleigh, Laura Dupree of Raleigh and Mary Toler of Kennels Beach.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, March 3, 2009)

Sarah Alice Harris

GRANTSBORO - Sarah Alice Harris, 77, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was a member of Amity Christian Church and retired as an educator in Pamlico County. She was an active member of Pamlico Arts Council as well as Delta Kappa Gamma where she was a past president. She also served as a commissioner for the Town of Grantsboro. She was an avid supporter of the Pamlico County Historical Association. She donated land for Grantsboro Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce and the Pamlico County Historical Association.  She was dearly loved by her family and was preceded in death by her parents, Everett J. and Gladys Banks Harris.  She is survived by five cousins, Myron C. Banks and wife, Nancy, of Raleigh, Mary Elizabeth Brinson and husband, George, of Arapahoe, Gloria Barrington and husband, Jay, of New Bern, Jeannette Hudson and husband, Dr. Richard Hudson, of Bayboro, and Myron Banks Jr. and wife, Pam, of New Bern.  Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 27, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Grantsboro cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, December 24, 2011)

Sherwood Lee Harris

ORIENTAL - Sherwood Lee Harris, 79, of 1637 Pamlico Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at his home. He was a member of Pamlico United Methodist Church, was a World War II veteran, was retired from the Navy and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart after the Normandy invasion.  Memorial will be 11 a.m. Friday at Pamlico United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Parker officiating.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Lola Harris; one son, Sherwood L. Harris, Jr.; and one brother, Fredrick Harris.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Harris; one son, Larry Harris of Oriental; two daughters, Sheryl Sanders and husband Don of Florence and Karen Deaton and husband John of Oriental; one brother, Tillman Harris and wife Ruth of Bridgeton; one sister, Martha Venters and husband A.T. of Ayden; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends following the service at the home in Pamlico, 1637 Pamlico Road, Oriental.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 31, 2006)

 Susan Lenelle Edwards Harris

 Mrs. Susan Lenelle Edwards Harris, 58, died peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2010. A memorial service was held Sunday, June 14 in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Bailey officiating. Susan was born in New Bern, NC on October 31, 1951, the youngest daughter of Eugene R. Edwards and Ala-Fla Newman Edwards of Greenville, NC. For many years she lived in Brooksville, Florida and was employed with Brooksville Regional Hospital working closely with doctors and staff in Pathology and Medical Transcriptions. She retired in 2008 and moved to Greenville. In addition to her father, Eugene Edwards, she is survived by her daughter, Candace Harris Branson; grandson, Roman Branson; both of Brooksville, FL; sisters, Tana Hill and husband, John, Carol Harrell and husband Ken; nieces and nephew and their families, Paul, Tre’ and Wes Hill; Doug, Stacy and Aubrey Hill, all of Greenville, NC; Jenny and Jordan Craft, of Bluffton, SC; and Jett and Keli Harrell, both of Greenville. The family received friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – June 16, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Leola Leon Cahoon Hart

COLUMBIA - Graveside services for Mrs. Leola Leon Cahoon Hart, 87, of Columbia, will be held at 3 P.M. Thursday, July 3, 2003, in Greenlawn Memorial Park, with Rev. Barry Gray officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday at Greenlawn Funeral Home from 2 P.M. until the funeral hour. The family will be congregating at Mrs. Hart's residence. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201, or to the Carolina Children's Home, 3201 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29204. Greenlawn Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.  Born September 10, 1915, in Pamlico County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Jesse Robert Cahoon and Azetta Weatherington Cahoon and the widow of Raymond Cannon Hart, Sr. At the age of 19 she became the co-owner of Le Anne Beauty Salon in Greenville, NC, until moving to Columbia in 1948. She was a member of Shandon Baptist Church, Rake and Hoe Garden Club, and the Women's Club of Columbia. Mrs. Hart will be sadly missed by all who knew her and loved her.  She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Derrick (Gene) of Columbia, and Susan H. Harding (Bruce) of Fountain Hills, Arizona; a son, Raymond C. Hart, Jr. of Columbia; two sisters, Mildred Silverthorne of Merritt, N.C., and Ann Donnelly Fourspring of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, Ernest R. Cahoon of Augusta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Leanne Rast of Columbia, Laura Monroe of Pleasanton, California, Jill Stasik of Chandler, Arizona and Tim Harding of Fountain Hills, Arizona; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Greenlawn Funeral Home.  (The State [Columbia, SC] - July 1, 2003; pg. B4)

Nina Williamson Hart
[Aug. 9, 1906 – June 1, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – June 4, 1999)

Jeffrey Hylton Hartley

BAYBORO - Jeffrey Hylton Hartley, 39, of Bayboro died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will follow at the Hartley Family Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Angel Bryan of New Bern; mother, Sharyn Brown of Newport; father and stepmother, Hilton and Nancy Hartley of New Bern; and two sisters, Misty Hartley Sly of Utah and Kellie Hartley Toler of Utah.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations, 2015 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, January 2, 2008)

 David Glenn Hartwig

David “Slam” Glenn Hartwig, Jr., 43, of Grantsboro, died April 10, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Veith Hartwig; his mother, Bennie W. Hartwig; three sons, David Hartwig, Chandler Hartwig and Kennith Hartwig; two daughters, Klirissa H. Ormond and Kristyana Hartwig; three brothers, William Hartwig, James Hartwig and Edwin Hartwig; four sisters, Debbie Gracia, Vicky Turnage, Cynthia Kupec and Susan Paulson; and one grandchild. A memorial service was held April 12 at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, with Dr. Ronnie Aycock officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – April 14, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Dorothy Tyree Harvey

NEW BERN - Dorothy Tyree Harvey, 67, of 1303 Health Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Two Rivers HealthCare Neuse.  Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Slater B. Matthews Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Keystown Cemetery, Grantsboro.  She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Patrick and Stephanie Henderson, both of New Bern, Tracie Harvey of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Sheryl Harvey of New Bern; two brothers, Jimmy Latham of Grantsboro and Raphie Hopkins of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Helen Squires of South Dakota and Linda Rich of Bayboro; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Sheryl Harvey, 810 Clark Ave.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, October 22, 2011)

Phillip Harwick

BAYBORO – Phillip Harwick Jr., 33, of 304 South St., Bayboro, died Nov. 20, 2007, at craven Regional Medical Center.  A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at China Grove Plantation, 2989 Janiero Road, Oriental, with the Rev Earl Sadler officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Tyndall Harwick; two daughters, Casey Harwick and Abby Harwick of the home; his parents, Allen Brawley and Roxanne Brawley of Statesville; and his grandmother, Juanne Shuck of Jasper. (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, November 24, 2007)

Doris Brantley Haskins

GRANTSBORO - Doris Brantley Haskins Vinci, 82, went to be with our Lord on May 25, 2010.  She retired from the Arapahoe Elementary School, where she was a teacher's assistant and bus driver for more than 20 years.  She is survived by two daughters, Kandy Broughton and husband, Johnny Broughton, of Oriental, and Gay Rice and husband, Buddy Rice, of Minnesott Beach; one brother, Robert Nelson Haskins and wife, Jean Haskins, of New Bern; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She leaves a legacy of love to everyone she ever knew.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 28, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Roach and the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Trenton.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, May 28, 2010)

Cedric Leon Hatch

ORIENTAL - Cedric Leon Hatch, 53, of 1424 Pamlico Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.  He was a member of Galilee United Church of Christ and served as a Community Senior Companion. He was formerly employed at C. M. Muse Seafood.  His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Broad Creek United Church of Christ with the Rev. Leroy Dukes officiating. The interment will follow in the Hall Cemetery.  He is survived by his mother, Lucille "Ludie" Gilliam Hatch of the home; one brother, Westley Darnell Hatch of Oriental; two sisters, Denise H. Saunders of Oriental, and Betty Johnson of Vanceboro.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 to 2 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014, at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 10, 2014)

Ray Taylor Hathaway
[Submitted by Jan Orndorff]

Ralph T. Hawkins, Jr.

ARAPAHOE - Ralph T. Hawkins Jr., 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  He had been a heavy duty equipment operator and farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  No funeral is planned. He will be buried at Ft. Myers Memorial Park, Ft. Myers, Fla.  He is survived by his widow, Joy G. Hawkins; one son, Ralph T. Hawkins III of Pensacola, Fla.; three stepsons, Mike Padilla of Arapahoe and Gary Padilla and Barry Padilla of Oriental; three stepdaughters, Audrey Westra of Ft. Myers, Fla., Cindy Davis of Arapahoe and Celia Barnett of Oriental; and four grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 24, 2005)

Charles Hector Haynes, III

WYANDANCH, N.Y. -- Charles Hector Haynes III, 24, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at the Orangeburg, S.C., hospital.  He was a promotional artist in the music and entertainment industry.  Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Credle Cemetery in Bayboro, with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating.  He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Dudley of Wyandanch, N.Y.; one brother, Tony Barnes of Brentwood, Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Debbie Hayes and Janice Hayes, both of Wyandanch, N.Y.; his maternal grandfather, Frank P. Dudley Sr., of Wyandanch, N.Y.; and paternal grandfather, Hector Haynes of Maryland.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 28, 2003)

Virginia Leonard Hay

WILLIAMSTON - Virginia Leonard Hay, 91, formerly of Arapahoe, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2009.   She was an avid golfer and a charter member of the Minnesott Golf and Country Club. She was also a member of the Arapahoe United Methodist Church.   Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Bern National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Charlton "Poke" Hay, who preceded her in death.   She is survived by one niece, Charlotte Gay, and husband, Herbert, of Williamston; and one nephew, Eddie Leonard and wife, Elissa, of Wilson.   Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – May 1, 2009)

Doris Monk Head

Doris Monk "Dee" Head, 67, of Philadelphia, formerly of Bayboro, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at her residence. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, Philadelphia, and St. Mark AME Zion Church, Bayboro. She was a graduate of Pamlico County Training School and Shaw Univeristy. She was an educator in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina schools for 41 years.  The funeral will be Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at 1 p.m. in St. Mark AME Zion Church, Bayboro, with the Rev. Bobby L. Simmons officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Lindsey-Monk family cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Tommy Head of the home; two sons, Derrick Head of Bowie, Md., and Dexter Head of Philadelphia; six grandchildren; three brothers, Ellis Monk of Anniston, Ala., Larry Monk and Ralph Monk, both of Stonewall; and one sister, Grace Thompson of Edmond, Okla.  Viewing will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, 701 West Street, and on Sunday at the church, one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 19, 2008)

Joseph McCola Heath

Joseph McCola Heath, 85, of 104 Watson St., died Thursday, Dec. 21, 1995.  He was born in Pamlico County, and lived most of his life in Windsor. Mr. Heath was a member of Cashie Baptist Church, Charity Lodge (NU)5 and was a partner in Cowan and Heath Grocery Store.  Survivors include a daughter, Sarah H. Wagoner of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; a son, Ronald J. Heath of Windsor; a sister, Margaret H. Tarravechia of New Bern, N.C.; a niece, Juanita Smith of New Bern; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 1995, in Cashie Baptist Church by the Rev. Jack Byrd. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Walker Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be made to Cashie Baptist Church, Queen Street, Windsor, N.C. 27983.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 23, 1995; pg. B4)

Judy Ann Powers Heath

Judy Ann Powers Heath, 66, of Grantsboro died, Monday, April 27, 2009, at home.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald F. Heath Sr.; daughter, Penny Heath; sister, Rossie Paul; and brother, Bunnie Powers.  She is survived by three sons, Don Heath and wife, Sally, of Grantsboro, Randy Heath and wife, Christi, of Aurora, and Jimmy Meekins and wife, Tina, of Grantsboro; one daughter, Kimberly Heath of the home; two brothers, Teddy Powers and Richard Powers, both of Grantsboro; two sisters, Willie Shaw and Bobbie Poole, both of Grantsboro; nine grandchildren, Randy, Donald, Shannon, Grace, Kimberly, Landon, Raven, Cody and Sina Ann and fiancee Jon; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 1, at Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette officiating. Burial will follow in Paul Cemetery in Grantsboro.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  .  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 1, 2009)

Kay Willis Heath

Kay Willis Heath, 69, of Reelsboro died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Pitt Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church.  She is survived by one son, Michael Heath of Chocowinity; one daughter, Priscilla Flowers of Reelsboro; one brother, Russell "Buddy" Willis Jr. of Hobucken; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Ponds and the Rev. Charles Pollock officiating. Burial will follow in Sandhill Cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, February 9, 2009)

Alponso Henries
[Aug. 10, 1927 – May 20, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – May 2002)

Elbert Binson Henries

Elbert Binson Henries, 74, of the 3300 block of Justis St., a retired mechanic, died April 11, 1990, in Norfolk.  Mr. Henries, a native of Pamlico County, N.C., had retired from Kline Chevrolet after 34 years. He was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include his wife, Sarah D. Henries; two sons, Jean P. Henries of Richmond and Frederick B. Henries of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Russell G. Flaxman. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 12, 1990; pg. D2)

Mary Lupton Henries

LOWLAND - Mary Lupton Henries, 99, of Lowland died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held on Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 pm at Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Terry and Phillip Lewis and Kenneth Dixon officiating. Burial was in Carawan Cemetery in Lowland.  The family received friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 24 at Bryant Funeral Home.  She was one of the founding members of Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She is survived by two sons, Etles A. Henries of South Creek and Albin R. Henries of Newport, NC; two daughters, Ciniath H. Mercer of Bayboro and Gladys H. Shelton of Hendersonville, NC; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin B. Henries, one son, Alphonso Henries, a daughter, Cora B. Wiggins, and four grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 2005)

Myrtle Benton Henry

ORIENTAL - Myrtle Benton Henry, 91, went home to her Lord on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oriental for 58 years. During that time she served her Saviour as a Sunday School teacher, BTU leader and Vacation Bible School director. After more than 20 years of service as a deacon she was proclaimed Deacon Emeritus for life.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lacy Carl Henry; her eldest son, Carl Wayne Henry; and her youngest son, Lynne (Link) Duane Henry.  She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Benton Davis of Oriental; and two nephews, Linwood Stowe and Brian Dallas Stowe.  She is survived by one son and three daughters. Lacy Meredith Henry and wife, Judy, of Atlantic Beach, Marilyn Henry Ragan and husband James, Linda Henry Hill and husband Kenneth, Paula Henry Brafford Miller and husband Ricky, all of Oriental, and Joy Pittman Henry, wife of Carl Henry, of Scottsdale, AZ.  Her grandchildren by family are Carl and Joy Henry's children, Tracy and wife Trish, Craig and wife Regina, and Dawn Martin of California and Arizona. Lacy and Judy Henry's children are Wayne and wife Tina, Keith and wife Beth, Kenny and wife Ashley, Debbie and husband Curtis Gillikin, all of Atlantic Beach and Morehead City. Marilyn and James Ragan's children, Renee and husband, Eric Schrom, of Boiling Springs and James (Jamie) and wife, Penny, of Goldsboro. Linda and Kenneth Hill's children are Wendy and husband, Patrick Harvey, of Memphis, TN and Kenneth F. Hill Jr. of Oriental.  Mrs. Henry was a proud great-grandmother of 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Oriental with the Rev. Jerry Harper and the Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. The family will receive visitors after the service at the church fellowship hall and at other times at the home of Jim and Marilyn Ragan, 3017 Sloop Drive, Oriental, NC. Her life proclaimed the beauty of Thy Peace.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – October 17, 2010)

John Wesley Herrick

MINNESOTT BEACH, NC - John W. Herrick, 71, of Minnesott Beach entered into rest March 11, 2003 at Craven Regional Medical Center. Born in Norway, Maine, son of the late Arthur A. and Minnie (Upton) Herrick. After high school, he served a four-year enlistment with the US Navy "Seabees." He graduated from the University of Maine with a BS in Civil Engineering. John then spent 30 years with the US Forest Service as a Facilities Engineer. After retirement he and his wife of 49 years, Mary Jane (Knightly) Herrick spent eight years living aboard their sailboat "FIA," mostly in the Caribbean. In 1994, they moved ashore in Minnesott Beach, NC where they continued to enjoy the out-of-doors. John was active in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a commissioner of Minnesott Beach.  Memorial services were held Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 pm at Arapahoe United Methodist Church in Arapahoe with the Reverend Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family received friends following the service at the fellowship hall.  He is survived by wife, Mary J. Knightly Herrick of the home; one daughter, Beth A. Levine and husband, David, of Narbreth, PA; one son, Scott A. Herrick of NJ; four grandchildren, Paul Smith and wife, Courtney, Jeffrey Smith, Ashley Smith and Dara Levine; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Smith and Emily Smith.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory in New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2003)

Guy Earl Hewitt

Guy Earl ''Buddy,'' Hewitt, 61, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Aug. 22, 1989) in Valrico. He was born in Bayboro, N.C., and came to the Tampa Bay area in 1950. He was a dredge-boat captain. He was a Baptist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers/AFL-CIO Local 025, Brooklyn, N.Y., and of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include four sons, Guy E. Jr., Hustontown, Pa., and David L., James R. and William P., all of Tampa; a daughter, Mary E., Grantsboro, N.C.; three brothers, James J., Valrico, Frederick C., Merritt, N.C., and William D., Bayboro; two sisters, Eva Cowell, Oriental, N.C., and Patricia Hancock, Grantsboro; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.  (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - August 23, 1989; pg. 6)

Roberta T. Hewitt

Roberta T. Hewitt, 58, of Valrico, died Sunday (Aug. 21, 1988). Born in McDowell, Ky., she came here 23 years ago from Vandemere, N.C.  She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, James, Valrico; two sons, Bobby, Riverview, and Chester, Wimauma; nine daughters, Marie Thomas, Wimauma, Peggy Barbie, Tampa, Daphne Mullins, Valrico, Eva Tatom, Plant City, Roberta Ranger, Valrico; Patricia Rayside, Gibsonton, Myra Hewitt, Valrico, Brenda Rowe, Valrico, and Tammy Hatfield, Thonotosassa; two sisters, Elizabeth Tackett, Valrico, and Gracie Jockobson, Pocatello, Idaho; 28 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.  (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - August 23, 1988; pg. 8)

Verna Raye Johnson Hickman

MERRITT - Verna Raye Johnson Hickman, 53, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at home.  She was a member of Trent Free Will Baptist Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Elven Marie Johnson of Fremont, Calif., and Alivia Rose Marie Johnson-Hickman of the home; her father, William Vernon Johnson Jr. of Newport News, Va.; two brothers, William Vernon Johnson of Newport News, Va. and Luther Johnson of Chesapeake, Va.; and one sister, Clarene Atchley of Westwego, La.  Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 10, at Trent Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Graham Lane officiating. Interment will follow in Bridgeton cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, March 12, 2011)

Robert Lee Hickock

Dr. Robert Lee Hickok, born June 23,1929, died after a long illness in Greenville, North Carolina on July 2, 2010. Dr. Hickok and his deceased wife Dolores Valene Hickok were residents of Oriental, North Carolina where Dr. Hickok served several terms as a Town Councilman after his retirement from General Electric as Laboratory Director for the Lighting Business Group. Dr. Hickok grew up in Reading, Michigan where he attended the one-room schoolhouse in Frontier and graduated from Hillsdale County High School. He graduated with a degree in chemistry from Antioch College and his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Colorado. Dr. Hickok did original research in the early nuclear energy at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory before joining General Electric at its Nela Park research facility in Cleveland, Ohio. Though taking great pride in his work as a scientist and in his inventions, Dr. Hickok’s true passions came out in his life in Oriental where he was a master gardener, avid sailor, tireless community volunteer, and companion to his Labrador retriever Megan. Valene Hickok and Megan were Dr. Hickok’s daily companions for his final difficult journey and preceded him in death. Dr. Hickok is survived by his beloved children Kimberley X Hickok, J. Kyle Hickok, and Michael Robert Hickok. He was blessed with four cherished grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will hold a private memorial service.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – July 14, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Sudie Sawyer Hicks

BAYBORO - Sudie Sawyer Hicks, 74, of 113 Rich Ave., died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.   She was a member, usher and served on the culinary committee at Green Hill M. B. Church.   The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Greenhill M.B. Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bell officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Church Cemetery.   She is survived by her son, Jeffery Sawyer of the home; two daughters, Sandra Dockery of Bayboro and Lori Sawyer of New Bern; one brother, Willie Sawyer of Aliquippa, Pa.; two sisters, Alice Greene of Bayboro and Lillie Moore of Aliquippa, Pa.; two stepchildren, Elliot Kinsey of New Bern and Mollie Kinsey of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service.   Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, January 5, 2012)

Fonnie Edmundson Higgs

ORIENTAL - Fonnie Edmundson Higgs, finished this life’s journey on April 4, 2014 at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Alliance.  She was born in Oriental on February 14, 1922, the eldest child of Claud and Emma McClees Edmundson.  Fonnie graduated from Oriental High School, class of 1939 and briefly attended Louisburg College.  She moved from Oriental during the early 1940’s and lived in the Norfolk, VA area where she met her future husband, Jack.  They were wed on Christmas Eve 1946 at the courthouse in New Bern, NC and lived their early married life in the Washington, D.C. area where each of their three children were born.  Jack, Fonnie and their daughter returned to live in Oriental in June, 1969.  Fonnie was predeceased by her devoted husband, of 51 years, Jack Clarke Higgs in 1998; and both sons, Robert Warren Higgs (Bobby) in 1959 and William Clarke Higgs (Bill) in 2008.  She is survived by a daughter, Fran Smith and husband, Philip, of Statesville, NC; two granddaughters, Cindi Ayala and husband, Sam, of Orlando, FL and Jenni Higgs, of Whiting, IN.  She is further survived by her sister, Mattie Spencer of Florence, NC; a niece and five nephews.  Also, longtime family friend and ‘adopted’ family member, Ricky Miller of Oriental.  A visitation will be held Sunday evening, April 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.  A private burial is planned.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Anne Hill

ORIENTAL - Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Hill, 59, passed away at her home in Oriental, N.C., on January 8, 2011.  She was preceded in death by her father, Vaughn Thomas Hill Sr., her mother, Rubye Mallison Hill, and three brothers, Dallas Mallison, Bobby Royce and Ronnie Gray Hill.  She is survived by one sister and three brothers, Sue Hill Frawley of New Bern, John Paul Hill and wife, Tana, of Greenville, Kenneth Franklin Hill and wife, Linda, and Thomas Hill and wife, Annette, all of Oriental.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Oriental with Rev. Jerry Harper officiating.  The family will receive visitors after the service in the church fellowship hall, and at other times at the home of Kenneth and Linda Hill, 3194 Trent Road, Oriental, N.C.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, January 12, 2011)

Harvey T. Hill

Harvey T. Hill, 64, of Arapahoe died Sunday at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.  He was born in Kinston and lived the past 28 years in Arapahoe. He was a heavy-equipment operator for the N.C. Department of Transportation, a member and past chief of the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department, assistant fire marshal of Pamlico County, and fire instructor for Pamlico Community College and Craven County.  The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Southwood Memorial Christian Church in Kinston with Rick Vernon officiating. Interment will be in Deep Run Cemetery in Kinston.  He is survived by his wife, Sheila L. Hill; five sons, John Harvey Hill of Arapahoe, Donald Hill of Pikeville, David Hill of Stantonsburg, Mark Burkette of Nashville, Tenn., and Christopher Burkette of Kinston; daughter, Brenda Burkette of LaGrange; mother and stepfather, Irene and Ron Hagell of Kinston; sister, Kathryn Kilpatrick of Lexington; and three grandchildren.  A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Department, and the family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Southwood Memorial Christian Church in Kinston.  Arrangements by Maysville Kahlert Funeral Home in Maysville.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, June 4, 2008)

Katie Raye Hillers

Katie Raye Hillers, 80, of Dinwiddie, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 1995, in Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg.  She was born in Oriental, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Carrie Bell Tuttle Green.  She was the widow of Guy S. Hillers and is survived by four daughters, Helen McCown of Virginia Beach, Kathleen Holder of Gainesville, Fla., Shelba J. Allen of Dinwiddie and Betty Jo Schenck of Gainesville; three sons, Curtis David White of Chesapeake, William L. White of Virginia Beach and Ronald M. White of Richmond; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; and three sisters.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Darwood Rowan officiating. Interment will be in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - January 3, 1995; pg. B9)

Joseph Otto Himbry, Jr.

BAYBORO - Joseph Otto Himbry Jr., 69, of 340 Neal Creek Road, Bayboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at his residence.  Joseph Himbry was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a resident of Bayboro for 32 years. He served on the Bayboro town board for 16 years and was a driving force for the economic development in Pamlico County. He was a member of Greenhill MB Church.  His funeral service will be at noon Saturday at the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. 306 North, Grantsboro with the Rev. Kenneth Bell officiating. The interment will be at the Green Hill M.B. Church Cemetery, Bayboro.  He is survived by his wife, Vennie H. Himbry of the home; two sons, Derek Himbry Sr. of Bayboro, Daniel Himbry of High Point; two daughters, Josephine Himbry of Bayboro, Alysia Himbry of High Point; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-sons, Whitford Miller Jr. and Tony Miller of New Bern, Keith Miller of Newark, N.J., and Prince Miller of Fort Walters Beach, Fla.; one step-daughter, Letise Himbry of Merritt.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Friday at Oscar's Mortuary, 1700 Oscar Drive, New Bern. The Masonic and Eastern Star ritualistic services will follow at 7 p.m. by The Queen of the East No. 79, Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Golden Crown No. 8, King Solomon Commander No. 6, Shadid Temple No. 233, Arabian Temple No. 42.  Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, beginning at 2 p.m.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010)

John Ropell Hines

CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA - John Ropell Hines, formerly of Oriental, died March 22, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif.  He was the 1963 Class Valedictorian of Pamlico County Training School and a graduate of Agricultural and Technical College of Greensboro, NC. He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Air Force as a lieutenant.  His funeral will be 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Simpson Family Mortuary, Inglewood, Calif. with the Rev. Bishop Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside National Cemetery.  He is survived by his mother, Elnora Hines Finch of Grantsboro; one brother, Ellis Michael Hines of Palmdale, Calif.; three sisters, Barbara Hines Jenkins of Fayetteville, Annie Hines Walston of New Bern and Mae Hines Warren of New Haven, Conn.  Arrangements are by Simpson Family Mortuary, Inglewood, Calif.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, April 1, 2012)

Elizabeth McWhorter Hodges

ARAPAHOE – Elizabeth McWhorter Hodges,79, of 2292 Don Lee Road, died Wednesday, April 14 at her home. A memorial service was held Monday, April 19, 11 am, at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Canon Peter Stube, D. Div., officiating.  She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in New Bern.  She is survived by two sons, C. Walker Hodges III of Wilson and David Vanstory Hodges of Florence; two daughters, Rebecca Hodges Armstrong of Arapahoe and Anne Hodges Evans of Oriental; one sister, Sarah Morris Jones of New Bern; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2004)

 Fannie Pearl Dixon Hodges
(The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, Oct. 228, 2009)
[Submitted by Shirley Gabbert]

George W. Hodges

George W. Hodges, 86, of Alliance died Thursday, January 23, 2014, at home.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle Dixon Hodges.  He retired on March 19, 1982 after 33 years of service as A/C Overhaul & Repair Foreman at Naval Aviation Depot, Cherry Point. He was a 56-year member of Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331 and was a raised Master Mason. He served in the U.S. Navy & Reserves, N.C. National Guard, U.S. Army & the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of Alliance United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his sister, Betty Bullock of Whitakers, NC; two daughters, Harriett Rowe and Patti Chance both of Alliance; one son, Brad Hodges of Merritt; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  His memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Inurnment will be in Alliance United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

James William Hodges

REELSBORO - James William Hodges, 93, of Reelsboro died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his residence.  He had been active with the New Bern Fire Department and Rescue.  The funeral will at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Bryant Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Seth Jones officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Pearl Dixon Hodges; two sons, Pete Hodges of Reelsboro and Billy Hodges of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Sandra Malkin of Charlotte; four brothers, Albert Hodges of Wisconsin, Garland Hodges of Milwaukee, Wis., Randy Hodges of North Carolina and Linberg Hodges of Virginia; three sisters, Novella Barnes of Virginia, Helen Martikke of Chocowinity and Viola Pierce of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, October 25, 2007)

Lula Miller Davis Hodges

ORIENTAL - Lula Miller Davis Hodges, 98, of 231 Lovick-Lee Road, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at her residence.   She was a native of Pamlico County. She was a choir member, class leader and deaconess of Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church.   The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. J. L. Walton officiating.   Burial will be in St. Stephen Church cemetery.   She is survived by four daughters, Algritha Smith of the home, Mary Smith of Reelsboro, Emma Boomer of Garner and Christine Lovick of Oriental; two sons, Claude Davis of Oriental and Charlie Hodges of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 38 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 43 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, July 26, 2008)

Michael Benjamin Hodges
(May 22, 1975 - January 26, 2013)

Michael Benjamin Hodges, 37, of Reelsboro died Saturday, January 26, 2013, at home.  He attended New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Sherri Hodges; his mother, Anna Mae Hodges of Reelsboro; two sons, Michael “Reed” Hodges and Owen Stanley Hodges, both of the home; one daughter, Meredith Faith Hodges of the home; one brother, David E. Hodges of Reelsboro; one sister, Sherry H. Tabor of Reelsboro; and maternal grandmother, Edna Royal of Reelsboro.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, at New Bethlehem FWB Church with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and the Rev. Owen Lupton officiating. Interment will follow immediately in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday evening at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Robert Hodges

TAPS SOUNDS FOR WWI VETERAN - The Pamlico County man thought to be the nation's oldest living veteran missed Veterans Day by a few hours.  Robert Hodges, who according to a family Bible was 115, died Monday afternoon in a New Bern hospital.  The sharecropper's son, featured in a News & Observer report Tuesday before the family disclosed the death, died of problems related to blood clots, relatives said.  "I knew the time would come sooner or later, but it still threw me off," said his youngest daughter, 64-year-old Rosia Joyner of New Bern.  Hodges was in remarkable condition until the end. In an interview Thursday, he was able to sing whole verses of the World War I song "Over There" and recall fragments of his time as a doughboy in France, including an acquaintance with Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces. In a 1999 interview, he was able to recall more.  "[Pershing] called over to our battalion and told the officer, 'Send Robert over,' " Hodges said. "We'd sit and talk, tell jokes. I'd polish his shoes. He was a good man -- if you'd done right."  There are thought to be fewer than 200 U.S. veterans of World War I alive. North Carolina sent 86,457 men to that war, but Hodges was the only living veteran that the state Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion offices could name.  In 2002, the Department of Veterans Affairs recognized Hodges as the oldest person in the nation collecting veterans benefits. A steady stream of journalists and the curious already had already begun arriving on his doorstep in Stonewall, in rural Pamlico County, but the recognition brought more. One day, a busload of schoolchildren came by.  His four surviving children, all daughters, didn't enjoy the commotion but thought he deserved it. "It was good for him to be recognized by society because of his age and his contribution to the country," Joyner said.  Hodges was the grandson of a former slave who lived to be 112, according to family lore. He grew up as the second of 13 children on a plantation near Bath, the state's oldest incorporated town.  Last year, he told a reporter from The Baltimore Sun that he began working on someone else's farm when his was 8 or 9. "I remember where I worked the first day in my life," he said. "I can't see it, but if I could get there, I could get you right to it."  He enlisted in the Army in August 1918 and served as a private in a stevedore battalion until discharged one year and three days later. He saw no fighting and mainly helped load and unload food and equipment for the troops.  When he came home after the war, Hodges returned to his work as a farmhand and was soon named a foreman.  He saved money, bought land and had been married nearly 70 years when his wife died at 92 of Parkinson's disease.  Hodges outlived his four sons. In addition to Joyner, he is survived by daughters Rhoda Lipkins, Vera Davis and Helen Hodges, all of Stonewall.  Funeral arrangements had not been made Tuesday.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - November 12, 2003; pg. A1)

William A. Hodges

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. - William A. Hodges, 86, of 1410 Hurley St. died yesterday in Halifax Memorial Hospital.  His wife, Helen (Smith) Hodges, died in 1971. He leaves three daughters, Clara Mae Collins of Roanoke Rapids, with whom he lived, Leatha H. Smith of Chesapeake, Va., and Drucilla H. Farquhar of Westboro, Mass.; a sister, Mamie H. Taylor of Washington; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. He was born in Pamlico County, son of Thomas J. and Fannie D. (Lewis) Hodges, and lived here many years. He then lived five years in Westboro before returning here in 1971.  Mr. Hodges was a longtime carpenter for several construction companies in the Roanake Rapids and Westboro areas before he retired.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Branch Funeral Home, 839 Jackson St. Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 7 to 9 tonight.  (Worcester Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, MA] - August 12, 1991; pg. D5)

Jean Alice Fulton Hoffman

ORIENTAL, NC - On December 5, 2006 Jean lost a long and courageous battle for life at the age of 63.  Born Jean Alice Fulton to Irma and Earl Fulton of Kanoza Lake, NY January 3, 1943. She is survived by her devoted husband Roy H. Hoffman, by daughters Barbra Hoffman of Suffolk, VA and by Terri Visconti of Accord, NY and her son in law John Visconti. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jacob and Ashley Visconti, by sisters Margaret and Virginia and brother Roger of Upstate New York and by brother Ed of Houston, Texas, and by her mother Irma Fulton of Upstate New York. After many years in West Hurley, NY she and her husband moved to Oriental in 1996 and immediately became involved in numerous church and community activities. She will long be remembered for her warm smile, her determination and for her dedication to family and friends. As a Registered Nurse she worked in hospitals, schools, and health clinics for over 40 years, often dedicating her time above and beyond her job description. In later years she volunteered for Hope Clinic of Pamlico County. She was an avid embroiderer, gardener, and bird watcher. Her diverse interests kept her busy to the end. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your favorite local charity. A service to celebrate her life will be held at A. Carr & Sons Funeral Home Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 11 a.m.  (Poughkeepsie Journal [Poughjeepsie, NY] - December 10, 2006)

Marion E. Hoffman

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – Marion E. Hoffman, 93, died Friday, March 19 at her son's home in Bayboro. A funeral service will be held in New Jersey with burial in the Branier Cemetery in Cranbury, NJ.  She attended Vandemere United Methodist church.  She is survived by one son, Fred Hoffman of Bayboro; one daughter, Shirley Knopf of Fairfield Harbour; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Emma Marie Boomer Holder

ARAPAHOE - Emma Marie Boomer Holder, 77, of 4979 Janiero Road, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her residence.  She was formerly employed at Albert Lee Farms and was a member of Piney Grove Disciples of Christ Church.  Her funeral will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Piney Grove Disciples of Christ Church with the Rev. Lester Mitchell, pastor. The interment will be in the church cemetery.  She is survived by her three sons, Robert Boomer of Mesic, Irvin Boomer of Suitland, Md., and Eugene Boomer of Arapahoe; two daughters, Patricia Strong of Suitland, Md., and Lovie Cutler of Capitol Heights, Md.; one brother, Arthur Boomer of Kinston; seven sisters, Sarah Hackney and Mavis Nelson, both of Arapahoe, Atlie Mae Richardson of Grantsboro, Shirley Boomer, Isabelle Blango, and Gladys Boomer, all of Arapahoe, and Leatha Johnson of Oriental; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three step-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, January 12, 2011)

Jule Carr Holland, Jr.

ORIENTAL - Jule Carr Holland, Jr., 80, died Tuesday at his home in Oriental.  A Requiem Eucharist will be said by The Rev. Jeremiah C. Day on Friday at 2:00 pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Oriental.  Mr. Holland was born December 8, 1922 in Raleigh to Jule Carr and Ala Mae Jordan Holland. He attended Gordon Military Academy in Barnesville, Georgia and North Carolina State University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and graduated with a degree in industrial engineering. From 1942-46 he served in the U.S. Army, seeing service in the Pacific Theater (Philippines) as a member of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment. He received a number of medals and commendations including a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Following the war, he established J.C. Holland Sales Company to represent Federal Pump Corporation. He lived in Raleigh and Greensboro before moving to Oriental in 1974.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Winifred Frances (Lewis); sons, Jule Carr III of Newark, NJ and Rodney Thomas of Oriental; daughter, Patricia Ann Pope of Wrightsville Beach; and three granddaughters, Meghann Alexandra Holland, Sarah Elizabeth Harper and Bridget Harris. A son, Michael Lewis Holland, predeceased him.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or to Hospice of Pamlico County.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - April 10, 2003; pg. B8)

Eva Gardner Holloway

NEW BERN - Eva Gardner Holloway, 81, 1601 Myrtle Ave., died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a native of Arapahoe and a graduate of Pamlico Central High School. Her favorite pastimes were fishing, crabbing and walking.  Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. R. E. Midgette Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Lee Cemetery.  She is survived by her three daughters, Libbie Holloway Simmons, Estella H. Lee and Eva H. Hall, all of New Bern; four sons, Wayne Holloway of Spring Hope, Roy Jackson Holloway, Steve A. Holloway and Rodney B. Holloway, all of New Bern; one sister, Mabel Borden of Oriental; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – June 6, 2011)

Moses Holloway

GRANTSBORO - Moses Holloway, 80, of 290 Keel Road in Grantsboro died Monday, June 30 at Britthaven of Pamlico. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Holloway Cemetery in Arapahoe with the Rev. Claude Davis officiating.  He was a native of Pamlico County, a retired automotive engineer and served in the U.S. Army.  He is survived by a daughter, Barbara J. Holloway Ganues of Arapahoe, a sister, Pastor Vera Taylor of Arapahoe and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary in New Bern.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2003)

Alfred Jackson Holton. Sr.
[Apr. 4, 1925 – May 11, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – May 2001)

David A. Holton

MONCKS CORNER, SC - David A. Holton, Sr., 66, formerly of Reelsboro, died Sunday, May 11 at his home. A funeral service has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 11 am, at Reelsboro Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in Sandhill Cemetery.  He is survived by one son, David A. Holton, Jr. of Moncks Corner; two daughters, Lynette Staton and Tami L. Holton, both of Monck’s Corner; four sisters, Gladys Cahoon of Grantsboro, Lucille Purifoy of Virginia Beach, VA, Doris Goldman of Cordesville, SC and Carol Paul of Florence, SC; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2003)

Dorothy Emma Holton

GRANTSBORO - Dorothy Emma Holton, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Wesley Merritt Holton; two daughters, Barbara Holton of Jersey City, N.J., and Janet Lee Young of Grantsboro; and two grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, New Bern, with Daniel Fincham, pastor, officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, October 24, 2010)

Gladys Holton

Gladys Holton, 97, formerly of Pamlico County, died early Aug. 25, 2004, at Chesapeake Healthcare. She was a beloved, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to all of her children, grandchildren and many others she touched throughout her 97 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Jean Ross of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Clarence Holton and wife Audrey of Texas, Jack Holton and wife Shirley of Norfolk and Mike Holton and wife Barbara of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Jimmy Holton and wife Mavis of New Bern and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Holton of New Bern; a sister, Kathleen Bass of Raleigh; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddy Gabbert officiating. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - August 27, 2004; pg. B8)

James Monroe Holton

James Monroe "Jimmie" Holton passed on August 28, 2013 at the age of 92.  Jimmie was born June 9, 1921, the 7th and last surviving child of Wilford Hall and Katie Lorena Holton. He is predeceased by his parents and siblings, Harvey Bynum Holton, Lester Duval Holton, Mabel Earl Holton, Grace Annis Holton, Gladys Vernon Holton, Bernice Hall Holton, William Jennings Holton and Kathleen June Holton. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mavis Gupton Holton, and daughters, Susan Jane Holton (Earl Pulliam), Nan Elizabeth Holton and Carol Grace Holton (Rodney Sweat), and Eleanor Holton McIntyre, and grandchildren, Samuel Holton Lee, James Dennin Lunaas, Megan Randall Lunaas, Patrick Thomas Almquist, Maris Kathleen Almquist, Susan and John McIntyre, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.  As a young man, Jimmie worked for the telephone company in Norfolk, Virginia where he lived with his sister, Gladys. During that time, he and his nephews bunked together in the attic of Gladys' home. At some point, he also lived with his sister, Kathleen, in Raleigh, North Carolina where he worked at Uncle Bob's gas station.  When World War II broke out, Jimmie enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served in Beaufort and Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and also in Norfolk, Virginia. After he returned home to Olympia in Pamlico County, he worked civil service at USMC Station Cherry Point and farmed, raising soybeans, corn, pigs, cows and chickens. By trade, Jimmie was an electrician and helped friends, family and neighbors with their electrical needs. After he retired from civil service, he continued to farm and also logged for a short time.  Jimmie was active in the Olympia Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as the first fire chief upon its inception in 1972. Jimmie was fondly known as the "Mayor of Olympia" as he daily cruised Olympia Road in his Ford truck, checking on crops, wildlife and visiting with neighbors. He assisted with opening Hunnings Repair Shop most days by raising the flag and starting the coffee.  Jimmie's favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and taking his family on Sunday afternoon drives to see how the crops were doing or to look for hunting dogs that had not come home yet. He grew up hunting deer with dogs and served as "master of the hunt" for many years. Family vacations often involved fishing at Cape Hatteras, Harkers Island or a day trip to a fishing pier down at Atlantic Beach or a day or two down on Broad Creek. Jimmie was one of the first in Pamlico County to work with the NC Wildlife Resource Commission to reestablish a wild turkey population in that region.  Jimmie enjoyed factual and historical novels and films. John Wayne was his favorite actor. Surprising to many, he picked up a camera one day and for a period of time took many nature and wildlife pictures. Later in life, Jimmie enjoyed sitting on the carport, and watching birds and hummingbirds at their feeders. He vigilantly scared off the squirrels, blue jays and other annoying birds.  The family extends their appreciation to family and friends who checked in on Jimmie the last few years, and the staff and nurses at Grantsbrook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Grantsboro.  Visitation will be Saturday, August 31, at 1:00 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, immediately followed by a service at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A private interment is planned for Sunday.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Ollie Estelle Oakley Holton

Ollie “Estelle” Oakley Holton, 91, of Grantsboro died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehab Center.  She was a member of Saint’s Delight FWB Church. She worked with Sagner Sewing Company and later in life enjoyed quilting with the ladies of Saint’s Delight Church.  She is survived by three sons, Orville Paul Holton of Vanceboro, Roy Earl Holton of New Bern, and Brian Keith Holton of Merritt; adopted son, Roy Earl Holton, Jr. of New Bern; two daughters, Tina H. Ipock of Ernul and Penny H. Welch of Ernul; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 10, at The Lakeside Chapel in Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Saint’s Delight FWB Church and at other times at the home of Roy E. Holton, 2315 Center Ave, New Bern.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Wilford Harvey Holton

ORIENTAL - Wilford Harvey Holton, 61, of Oriental, died Friday, December 27 at his home. He attended Pamlico Presbyterian Church.  The memorial services were held Monday, December 30 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Ransom officiating.  He is survived by one son, Kirk Angel of Wilmington; one daughter, Rachel Manning of Wilmington; one sister, Betty Carawan of Spartanburg, SC; and one grandchild.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2002)

Kathryn Midyette Hooks

SMITHFIELD - Mrs. Kathryn "Kay" Midyette Hooks, 83, died in Smithfield Manor Tuesday following a period of declining health. She was a native of Oriental, a daughter of the late William Francis and Kate Pittman Midyette. She was the widow of Cullen D. Hooks who died in 1982. She was a graduate of Oriental High School and furthered her education at Norfolk Business School and Kings Business College. She had been a secretary with the North Carolina Utilities commission and the Johnston County Board of Elections and had worked as a legal secretary for several attorneys. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Surviving, brothers, William C. Midyette of Raleigh and Albert C. Midyette of Gaffney, SC. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Underwood Funeral Home. A private burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - March 7, 2001; pg. B6)

Becton Edward Hopkins, Sr.

ALLIANCE - Becton Edward Hopkins Sr., 71, died Dec. 28, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Carrie Ellen "Khaki" Hopkins of the home; two sons, Gregory Michael Hopkins of Alliance and Becton Edward "Ed" Hopkins Jr. of Grantsboro; one brother, Wiley "Bud" Hopkins of Aurora; five sisters, Thora Brothers of Aurora, Jackie Lowder of New Bern, Stella Ross of Lowland, Sylvia Buck of Bayboro and Trula Tunstall of Edward; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Internment will follow at Gatlin Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 189 Ireland Road, Alliance.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, December 30, 2010)

Dollie H. Hopkins

Mrs. Dollie H. Hopkins, age 92, a resident of 135 Muddy Creek Rd., Aurora, died Monday April 19, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Graveside services will 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Phillip Lewis.  Mrs. Hopkins was born in Pamlico County on December 18, 1917 to the late James and Brittie Jones Hopkins. On May 26, 1935, she was married to the late James Foy Hopkins. She worked in commercial fishing with her husband for many years and also worked as a seamstress. Mrs. Hopkins was a member of Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church of South Creek.  Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Journell of Millboro, Virginia; one sister, Lela H. Jarvis of Norfolk, Virginia; six grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Larry Hopkins; two grandchildren, Robert Kent Equils and Joseph James Hopkins; one brother, Jasper Hopkins and seven sisters, Sidney Everett, Brittie Roscoe, Louise Squires, Molly Drake, Annie Manker, Montisa Rollins and Molissa Toler.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday April 20, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Viola Hopkins, 120 Pungo View Rd., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Hopkins family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Earl Heber Hopkins

Earl Heber Hopkins, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was a master carpenter. He was an Army WWII veteran and was a member of Bayboro Masonic Lodge No. 331.  He is survived by two sons, Glenn Hopkins of Cash Corner and Jay A. Hopkins of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Colleen Nelson of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Lonnie Hopkins of New Bern; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.   His funeral will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, September 3, 2011)

Hattie Fulford Hopkins
[July 3, 1905 – Jan. 3, 1999)
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – Jan. 1999)


Helen Jenkins Hopkins
[Nov. 23, 1914 – Feb. 27, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper – March 1998)

Julia Sadler Hopkins

Julia “Peggy” Sadler Hopkins, 76, of Aurora died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at home. She is survived by her son, Steven Jones of Aurora; her daughter, Margaret Ann Myers of Aurora; one brother, Mitchell Sadler Jr. of Grantsboro; two sisters, Frances Robinson and Diane Tompkins both of Hobucken; four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Saturday, April 21, at Barnett cemetery, Hobucken, with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. The family received friends at the home of her daughter, Margaret Ann Myers.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 25, 2012)

Nora Lucille Hopkins

Nora Lucille Hopkins, 71, of the 1100 block of Corden Ave., died Oct. 28, 1992, in a hospital.  Mrs. Hopkins was born in Hobucken, N.C. She was a member of Raleigh Heights Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Vance A. Hopkins; two daughters, Lana Kitchens of Chesapeake and Pamela Pierce of Virginia Beach; a son, R. Michael Hopkins of Rosebud, Texas; a brother, Walter C. Sadler of Aurora, N.C.; and three grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, by the Rev. Church Moseley. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 29, 1992; pg. D2)

Radie Belle Foster Hopkins
[Sept. 1, 1904 – Feb. 5, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – February 2001)

Rodney Eugene Hopkins

LOWLAND - Rodney Eugene Hopkins, 45, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011, while on his fishing vessel, "God's Grace" in South Carolina.   He is survived by his two daughters, Darrow H. Buck and husband, Joey, of Reelsboro and Jordan Hopkins of Bayboro; fiancé, Suzanne Dudley and her daughter, Gabrielle "Brie" Whealton; his father, Ronald Hopkins of Chocowinity; his mother, Peggy Ross of Lowland; step-father, Warren Williams of Lowland; sister, Denise Williams of Lowland; grandson, Braxton Buck; one nephew; and two nieces.  A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 1, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Blaney Rowe and the Rev. Bud Hopkins officiating.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.    (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, September 30, 2011)

Teresa Virginia Hopkins

GRANTSBORO - Teresa Virginia Hopkins, 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  She was co-owner and operator of Teresa's Florist in Grantsboro. She was a volunteer member of the Pamlico County Rescue Squad and was a past member of the Grantsboro/Silverhill Volunteer Fire Department.  She is survived by her son, Matthew Hopkins; her mother, Roberta Hopkins; three brothers, Larry Hopkins of Aurora, Tommy Hopkins of Lowland, and Steve Hopkins of Caladash; and maternal grandmother, Cassie Asby of Kathleen, Ga.  Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Whitehill FWB Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, October 24, 2010)

W. Wilson Hopkins
[Dec. 4, 1932 – Sept. 20, 1996]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – Sept. 25, 1996)

Nettie Bell Whitley Horrell

Nettie Bell Whitley Horrell, 82, of 245 S. Fifth St., Apt. 203, Aurora, died Wednesday June 4, 2008, at her home.  She was a homemaker and a member of Edward Christian Church.  A funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Friday June 6, 2008, at the Edward Christian Church with David Linton officiating. Burial will be in the Edward Christian Church cemetery.  She is survived by one daughter, Bell Summerlin of Aurora; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred Earp of Spring Hope. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the Edward Christian Church and other times at the home of her daughter, 245 S. Fifth St., Apt. 202, Aurora.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, June 5, 2008)

Bertie Elizabeth Caraway Horton

RIVER BEND – Bertie Elizabeth Horton, 93, died Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was born in Pamlico County on April 6, 1917, daughter of the late James and Lucy McCotter Caraway. She was the widow of Myron C. Horton.  She is survived by her son, Bruce Horton and wife Donna Horton of River Bend; two daughters, Carol Quinlin and husband, John Hollenback, of Modesto, CA and Jane Hall and husband, Richard Hall, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; three brothers, Bruce Caraway and wife, Martha, of New Bern, McDonald "Mac" Caraway of New Bern and Julius Caraway of Norfolk, VA; seven grandchildren, Becky Quinlan, Terence Horton, Monica Ames and husband Christopher Rull Ames, Jake Hall. Trevor Hall, Marley Hall and Michelle Hall; and two great-grandchildren, Keldin Ames and Jonas Ames.  Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at New Bern Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Alvaro Torres officiating.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, February 1, 2011)

Peggy Sue Horton

DAYTONA BEACH - Peggy Sue Horton, 63, of Hobart Street, a former word processor control and police officer for New York City, died Friday at Halifax Medical Center.  Mrs. Horton was born in Kershaw, N.C., and lived in Daytona Beach before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y. She returned here last year. She also had worked in real estate. She enjoyed reading and writing.  Survivors include her husband, Richard Hardy, Brooklyn; five sons, Elroy Horton, Holly Hill, Kenneth Lee and Marty Horton, both of Daytona Beach, Alfred Lee, Killeen, Texas, and Wilson Horton, Brooklyn; two daughters, Sally Horton, Daytona Beach, and Nancy Horton, Pittsburgh; her parents, Levi Fisher, North Carolina, and Mary Shropshire, Daytona Beach; eight brothers, James Shropshire, Holly Hill, Henry, Nathaniel, Jessie, Woodrow, Charles and Michael Shropshire, all of Daytona Beach, and Leroy Shropshire, Orlando; three sisters, Barbara Williams, Daytona Beach, Glendora Shepard, Holly Hill, and Betty Shropshire, Charlotte, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Gainous is in charge.   (Daytona Beach News-Journal [Daytona Beach, FL] - April 29, 2001; pg. C6)

Delia Hopkins Houtz

ELIZABETH CITY - Delia Hopkins Houtz, age 96, of Riverwind I, Apartment 105 on Carolina Avenue in Elizabeth City died Friday, October 21 at her residence.  A native of Pamlico County, she was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, church woman's auxiliary, NC Museum Association, Elizabeth City Lioness Auxiliary and former member of the Woman's Club and Garden Club.  She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Houtz Harris of Elizabeth City; one son, Howard Kennedy Houtz, Jr.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Delamar of Charleston, SC.  A memorial service was held Sunday, October 23 at 3 pm at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Fredricka Steenstra officiating. A graveside service followed in Old Hollywood Cemetery.  Arrangements by Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 2005)

Brendella Bess Howard

ORIENTAL - Brendella Bess Howard, 60, a native of Oriental, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She received her education through the Pamlico County School System and was employed as a home health care aide. She served as secretary of the Choir, former usher, vice-chairman of the Kitchen Committee as a member of Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church.  Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church, Silverbrook Road, Oriental, with the Rev. C.C. Hunt Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Perkins Cemetery.  She is survived by her mother, Sudie B. Mozelle of Oriental; one son, Kane A. Bess of Grifton, and Kerdilia Bess of the home; three brothers, Robert Hargette of New Bern, Kenneth Mozelle of Cape May, N.J., Derrick Mozelle of Oriental; four sisters, Barbara Moore of Aurora, Naomi Robinson of Newport, the Rev. Glenda Merritt and Kathy M. Mozelle, both of Oriental; and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her mother, 1445 Silverbrook Road, Oriental. Viewing will be 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Oscars' Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, March 24, 2014)

Susan Banks Huba

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Susan Banks Huba 56, formerly of Arapahoe, died on Sunday, July 25, 2010.  Graveside service will be held at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro at 11 a.m. Saturday.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August, 13, 2010)

Joseph Robert Hudnell
[Aug. 27, 1940 – Dec. 17, 2005]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – Dec. 20, 2005)

Mary Alice Dowdy Hudnell

Mary Alice Dowdy Hudnell, 65, of Garner, died Tuesday at Rex Hospital after her battle with cancer.  Mary Alice was a former resident of Oriental and Atlantic Beach. She was a retired staff member from Pamlico County High School. Mary Alice had a passion for the water, boating and painting. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother (known as GrandMary), great-grandmother and friend.  Mary Alice was an active member of Oriental United Methodist Church and most recently of Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort, N.C. Because of her illness, she moved to Garner earlier this year to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.  She was married for 45 years to Joe Hudnell, who preceded her in death.  Mary Alice is survived by her son, Mark Hudnell of Ayden; her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Gray Armstrong; her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bruce Morris of Mesic; grandchildren, Summer, Joseph, Justin, Jenna, Sydney and Samantha; and great-grandson, Ryker.  A memorial service has been set for Friday, February 17, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Oriental United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends after the service in the fellowship hall.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 16, 2006)

Wilbur Wright Hudnell
[Aug. 6, 1911 – July 7, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper  – July 2001)

David Sylvester Hudson

ARAPAHOE - David Sylvester Hudson, 82, of 3137 Don Lee Road, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, The Korean War and Vietnam Conflict. His career continued as a federal police officer, insurance agent and assistant manager of Rose's Clothing Store. He held the positions of usher, trustee, senior Sunday school teacher and parking attendant as a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.  His funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church with the Rev. Jerlvine Collins officiating and the Rev. Keith Boomer, eulogist. The interment with military honors will be in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his daughter, Anndreeze Hudson Williams; his son, David Leandree Hudson; and sister, Dorothy Hudson Webb.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the mortuary and at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - April 3, 2011)

Rosemarie Zachow Hughes

MINNESOTT BEACH - Rosemarie Zachow Hughes of Minnesott Beach died June 14, 2005 after a brave battle with breast cancer. A memorial service was held at Arapahoe United Methodist Church on Friday, June 17 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Visitation followed in the church fellowship hall.  Mrs. Hughes was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 22, 1926 to the late William and Elisabeth Zachow. She retired from New Jersey Bell Telephone Company and moved to Minnesott Beach with her late husband, Christopher J. Hughes. Mrs. Hughes was an active member of the community, serving as mayor, on the town council, and on the planning commission.  An active member of Arapahoe United Methodist Church, she was church secretary and lay leader. Mrs. Hughes also served as office manager at Camp Don Lee for many years. A lifelong stitcher, Mrs. Hughes was known for the many beautiful quilts and clothing that she made. She generously taught others the joys of quilting. Mrs. Hughes shared her singing talents as a member of the Pamlico Chorale and Arapahoe United Methodist Church choir.  Mrs. Hughes was loved and will be greatly missed by her late husband's children: Susan Fowler and husband, Tim, of Virginia, Douglas Hughes and wife, Dara, of Minnesott Beach and James Hughes and wife, Lynn, of California. She leaves three beloved grandchildren: Todd Fowler, Yasmine and Brendan Hughes. She is also survived by family in Oregon: a brother, Herbert Zachow; a niece, Janice Dill (children Jesse, Jonathon and Sarah); and a niece, Karin Zachow of Florida.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2005)

Bonnie Willis Humphrey

Ms. Bonnie Willis Humphrey, 84, of Arapahoe died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of the Arapahoe FWB Church. She taught school at the Arapahoe School for more than 27 years. She also owned and operated Humphrey’s Supermarket in Alliance.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Arapahoe FWB Church, with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating. Interment will be at the Paul Cemetery in Arapahoe.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Humphrey Sr.; grandson, R.M. Humphrey III; one brother, Lockwood Willis; and one sister, Sina Mayo.  She is survived by her son, Roland Humphrey and wife, Eva, of Arapahoe; two brothers, Lloyd Willis of Bayboro and Morris Willis of Arapahoe; two grandchildren, Wendy Humphrey Mayo and husband, Ernest, of Wilmington, and Jeffrey Humphrey of Raleigh; and two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Nickolas Mayo of Wilmington.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Monday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Roland and Eva Humphrey, 5263 Kershaw Rd., Oriental.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, September 30, 2007)

R. M. Humphrey

ARAPAHOE - R. M. Humphrey, 39, of Arapahoe died Friday, September 23 at Carteret General Hospital. A graveside service has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 in the Paul Cemetery in Arapahoe with the Revs. Tommy Bulla and Nelson Hopkins officiating.  He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church.  He is survived by his parents, Roland and Eva Humphrey of Arapahoe; brother, Jeffrey Humphrey of Raleigh; one sister, Wendy Mayo of Wilmington; paternal grandmother, Bonnie Humphrey of Arapahoe; and two nephews.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - September 2005)

Wilbur Thomas Hunnings, Jr.

Wilbur Thomas Hunnings, Jr., 58, of the Silverhill community, died Sunday, March 15 at his residence.  He had been a construction worker.  A graveside service was held Saturday, March 21 at Paul Cemetery in Silverhill with Rev. Lee Toler officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Renee M. Hunnings; daughter, Nora Nicole "Nicki" Buck; step-daughter, Crystal Grimes; step-son, Andrew Buck; sister, Mary Ann Toler; and 3 step-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, March 25, 2009; pg. 13)  Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

Earl D. Hunter

Earl D. Hunter, 70, Kaley Avenue, Orlando, died Thursday, June 24. Mr. Hunter was landscaper. Born in Merritt, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1950. Survivors: son, Robert Johnson, Burbank, Calif.; daughter, Audrey Johnson, Orlando; sisters, Jessie B. Moore, Evelyn Mann, both of Merritt; brother, James A., Hasten; one grandchild. Brinson's Funeral Home, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel [Orlando, FL] - June 27, 1999; pg. B4)

Joyce Shaffer Hurst

ORIENTAL - Joyce Shaffer Hurst, 84, of Oriental, died Saturday, October 6, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Joyce was born June 23, 1924, in Portland, Ore. Her parents were the late Albert and Beatrice Shaffer of Tacoma, Wash.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Hurst, in 1988, and her brother, Robert Shaffer, of Gig Harbor, Wash.  She is survived by three daughters and three sons, Dr. Charlene Callahan of Sarasota, Fla., Daniel and Rosemary Callahan of Plymouth, Mich., Denise Hurst of Florence, S.C., Dennis Hurst of Oriental, Douglas and Gaye Hurst of Jacksonville, Fla., and Debbie Hurst of Oriental. She is also survived by her sister, Margie Strait and her husband, Jim, of Sun City, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Kevin Callahan of Lizonia, Mich., and Colleen O’Toole of Redford, Mich.; and one great-grandchild, Brendan Callahan of Lizonia, Mich.  A private graveside service will be held Wednesday at the Veteran’s National Cemetery in New Bern.  The family will receive friends and neighbors from 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at the home of Debbie Hurst, 106 Norman Circle, Oriental.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, October 9, 2007)

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