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Mary Banks McCarthy

 Mary Banks McCarthy, 65, of Illinois, formerly of Arapahoe, died March 8 in Chicago, IL. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe. She is survived by her brother, James O. Banks of Arapahoe and sister, Susan Banks Huba of Jacksonville, FL, along with many nieces and nephews.  Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations in Alliance assisted the family.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 17, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Harriett Marett McClees

Harriett Marett McClees, 94, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Homeplace Assisted Living in New Bern.  She attended Oriental United Methodist Church. She was a teacher with Pamlico County Schools for 38 years and was a member of the Pamlico County Retired Teachers Association.  She was the widow of William Paul McClees Sr. and was also preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Jane McClees-Tyndall.  She is survived by her son, Dr. William Paul McClees Jr. and wife, Peggy, of Havelock; four grandchildren, Michael McClees and wife Beth, Tom McClees, Valerie McClees Reed and husband Richard, Paula Tyndall Steele and husband Eric; five great-grandsons, Jack McClees, Wyatt McClees, Tyndall Steele, Janeson Steele and Marett Steele; and one great-granddaughter, Reece Reed.  Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Michael McClees officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Oriental Cemetery.  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] – Saturday, August 27, 2011)

Alfred Delon McCotter
The Newbernian [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, Aug. 18, 1877; pg. 3

Catherine Louise Green McCotter

ORIENTAL - Catherine Louise Green McCotter, 78, of 303 Janeiro Road died Wednesday Oct. 8, 2008, at her residence.  She was a member of Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church and served as a choir and usher board member. She was formerly employed as a seafood processor with Fulcher Seafood.  The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Holt's Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. J. L. Walton officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Ralph McCotter of Tarboro; three daughters, Alief Louise Morris and Glenda Conway, both of Oriental, and Gladys McCarter of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, Caesar Green of the Bronx, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, October 10, 2008)

Charles Jennings McCotter, Jr.

BAYBORO - Charles Jennings McCotter, Jr., 76 died Wednesday October 13, 1999 at Britthaven of Pamlico. Mr. McCotter was a native of Pamlico County. He retired as Pamlico Co. Health Director after serving 32 years. He was Past President of NC Mosquito Control Association and Past President of National Mosquito Control Association. He was a member of Vandemere United Methodist Church and Bayboro United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 1999, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Weber and Rev. Roach officiating. Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home just prior to the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances G. McCotter on August 27, 1999. He is survived by his son, Charles J. (Buddy) McCotter, III and his wife Ruth of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Alton Norman McCotter and his wife, Joyce of Wilmington Willis Gallop McCotter and his wife Myrl of Morehead City; three grandchildren, Stephanie McCotter Weatherspoon and her husband William of Raleigh, Laura McCotter Fricano and her husband Jeff of Charlotte, Dr. Craig Jennings McCotter of Charleston, SC; one great-granddaughter, Emily Catherine Weatherspoon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vandemere United Methodist Church or Bayboro United Methodist Church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - October 16, 1999; pg. B6)

Dennis Banks McCotter

Dennis Banks McCotter, 54, of 308 Fenton St., Raleigh, NC., died Sunday, October 11, 1998 in Rex Hospital.  "Mad Dog", as he was known to his friends, was born in Arapahoe, NC on June 28, 1944. He was the son of the late Ralph H. and Neva Banks McCotter.  He graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1962 and from Atlantic Christian College in 1966.  During the Vietnam War, Dennis served as a Second Lieutenant of the 18th Airborne Corp, Artillery Division, of the U.S. Army. He then moved to Raleigh, where he was a Realtor with Prudential Carolinas Realty for ten years. He was also a member of the VFW and enjoyed sailing, boating, and fishing.  Surviving are his wife, Linda Glover McCotter of the home; one brother, Ralph H. McCotter of Lake Worth, FL.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at Bethany Christian Church in Arapahoe, NC by Rev. Merritt Watson. Interment will follow in the Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern, NC.  Active pallbearers will be Watson Hale, David Suits, Pete Craig, Lawrence Tucker, Wimpy Belangia and Mark Wilson.  Memorials may be made to Bethany Christian Church, P.O. Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - October 14, 1998; pg. B6)

George V. McCotter

George V. McCotter, 92, died February 14, 2010 in Lillington, N.C. He was preceded in death by Edna Gatlin McCotter, his wife of 50 years. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am—12:30 pm Wednesday, February 17 at the home of Jerry and Ginger Salmon and Wednesday from 10:00am —12:30 pm at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home. A private service for the family will be held at a later time.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – Feb. 17, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

J. Muse McCotter

NEW BERN - J. Muse McCotter, 97, was born April 16, 1906 and died January 28, 2004.  He grew up in Cash Corner, North Carolina, a small farming community in Pamlico County. He attended New Bern High School, the University of North Carolina, and business school in Baltimore, Md.  Muse spent the majority of his working life in farming growing potatoes and later raising beef cattle. He later served as Superintendent of the Craven County ABC Stores.  Muse was a member of both the Shrine Temple in New Bern and the Masonic Lodge in Bayboro, N.C. for more than 75 years. He served as a member of the New Bern Board of Education as well as the North Carolina State Board of Agriculture. He also served a term as President of the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church where he had served on the Vestry as Junior Warden.  Muse was predeceased by his wife of over 71 years, Emma D. "Bay" McCotter.  He is survived by one son, John M. McCotter, Jr. of New Bern; two daughters, Emma M. Latham of Wilmington, N.C. and Susan M. Fox of Edenton, N.C. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Emma, Steven, Susan, James, Leah and Catherine as well as six great- grandchildren.  Muse and his wife Bay were a great team who truly loved life, each other, and the friendships and adventures it offered. They saw everyday as a gift not to be wasted, but to be enjoyed with humor and fun. They were a wonderful example of how to view the time we all have together.  In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to either the Christ Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1246, New Bern, N.C. 28563 or Building Together Ministries, 1116 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27604.   (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] -  January 31, 2004; pg. B8)

John L. McCotter, Jr.

ORIENTAL -  John L. McCotter, Jr., 89, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006.  A Grantsboro native, he attended Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church as a young man and worked as an electrical engineer and had a TV repair shop in Raleigh in the 1950’s.  A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oriental Cemetery with Rev. Graham Lane officiating.  Surviving are one son, John L. McCotter III or Arapahoe; one sister, Mildred McCotter Lee of Arapahoe; and one grandson.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 10, 2006)

Ralph Lee McCotter

TARBORO - Ralph Lee McCotter, 60, of 8453 U.S. 258 North, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Pitt Memorial Hospital.  Funeral will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Holt's Chapel A.M.E.Z. Church in Oriental, with the Rev. L. Shannon Sabsook Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stephens Church Cemetery.  He was employed as a truck driver and a native of Pamlico County.  He is survived by two sons, Ralph Lee McCotter Jr. of Wilson and Embroy Jones of Columbia; one daughter, Katie Guion of Raleigh; three sisters, Alief Louise Morris of Oriental, Gladys McCarter of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Glenda Conway of Oriental; two step-children, Ajuah and Latoya Freeman of Bronx, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and 6 step-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the residence of Glenda Conway, 303 Janiero Rd., Oriental. Viewing hours are Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, February 1, 2012)

Willis Gallop McCotter

MOREHEAD CITY- Willis “Bill” Gallop McCotter, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007.   Son of the late Charles Jennings McCotter and Alice Gallop McCotter, Bill grew up in Vandemere, Pamlico County.  He leaves his wife, Myrl Maness McCotter; sons, Wesley Paul and his wife, Sherry, of Bradenton, Fla., Shannon Maness McCotter and wife, Roberta, of Chester, Va., daughter, Alice Michele Andrews and husband, William Andrews, of Madison, Ala.; grandchildren, Brittany, Caitlin and Noah Andrews, Joshua and Courtney McCotter and Hannah McCotter; and brother, Alton Norman McCotter and wife, Joyce Land McCotter.  Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Jennings Jr. and Frank Raymond.  After graduating from Pamlico County High School, Bill played baseball for the Cleveland Indians farm league in Green Bay, Wis. Following graduation from East Carolina College, he taught school and coached in Petersburg, Va., followed by a career in the United States government before retirement to Morehead City. During his career with the government, he and his family lived in Petersburg, Va., Warrenton, Va., and Germany.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, Morehead City.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, September 25, 2007)

James Brian McCrea

ORIENTAL - James Brian McCrea, 51, also known as "Jimbob & Jimbo" of Oriental, lost his battle with cancer on September 20, 2013.  Jim lived with his sister, Darlene Daniels, and her husband, David, in Oriental. Jim loved life and made the most of everyday.  He is survived by his parents, Don and Martha McCrea of Hampton, VA; his sister, Darlene; and two brothers, Michael and Christopher McCrea both of Hampton, VA.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28 at Darlene & David's home, 20395 Hwy 55 E. Oriental.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.    (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 21, 2013)

Janice Jean McCune

ORIENTAL - Janice Jean McCune, 53, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  She is survived by her widower, Terry McCune; one son, Kyle McCune of the home; one daughter, Heather McCune of the home; one brother, Glen Keller of Sneads Ferry; one sister, Jane Feneck of Charleston, S.C.; and one grandchild.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 16, 2005)

Roger Wyatt McDaniel, Jr.

Roger "Bud" Wyatt McDaniel Jr., 66, of Oriental died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at home.   He was a graduate of N.C. State. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. He was awarded the Silver Star medal and Purple Heart. He was owner of In Home Aide Care. He was a loving husband, great father and awesome Papa.   He is survived by his wife, Diane B. McDaniel; one son, Layton J. McDaniel of New Bern; one daughter, Sarina McDaniel Green of Beaufort, N.C.; two brothers, Jan Harrington of Wilmington and Marion Harrington of Kinston; one sister, Linda McDaniel Lee of Winston Salem; four grandchildren, Olivia Dawn McDaniel, Lainey Grace McDaniel, April Renee Simpson and Jeremy Dwayne Simpson.   A memorial service with military rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 13 at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter Graves officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, January 12, 2009)

Joshua L. McDonald

Joshua L. McDonald, 17, April 5. Funeral 4 p.m., today, Pamlico County High School Auditorium. Burial, Harper Cemetery. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.   (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - April 8, 2003; pg. B9)

Dorothy Allen McFadyen

Dorothy Allen McFadyen of 405 Madame Moores Lane, died Saturday, May 15, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a native of Florence, NC Community in Pamlico County. The daughter of the late John and Eva Allen. Mrs. McFadyen was a veteran of the Women's Army Corp in WWII stationed in Italy. A retired civil service worker at NADEP, Cherry Pt. and past volunteer gray lady at CRMC, Meals on Wheels, & Salva- tion Army. Member of the Neuse Forest Garden Club, New Bern Babe Ruth Ladies Aux., and Past Worthy Matron Eastern Star/Gratham chapter. And a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Monday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Jack Hinton officiating. Interment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  Her greatest Joy in life was the family she leaves behind: loving hus- band, William David McFadyen, Sr.; two sons, Artie McFadyen of New Bern, W. David McFadyen, Jr.  of New Bern and one daughter, Tina Lee Caruso of Wilmington, NC, one brother, Owen N. Allen, Sr., of New Bern, one sister, Kitty Casey of Stonewall, four very special grand- children, Guion Lee, III, Jason Lee, Michelle McFadyen, David McFad- yen, III and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation, today, 7-8:30 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home and other times at 608 Madame Moores Lane.  Flowers will be appreciated or do- nations made on her behalf to, the American Cancer Society, Craven Co. Unit, Memorial Chairman, P.O. Box 12805, New Bern, 28561 or Tabernacle Baptist Church Fund, P.O. Box 1510, New Bern, NC 28560.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - May 16, 1999; pg. B7)

James Richard McIntosh

REELSBORO - James Richard “Rick” McIntosh, 58, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007.  He was a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years. He was a member and elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Bern.  Burial will be in Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro.  He is survived by his wife, Tenzy McIntosh of the home; three daughters, Crystal Brown, Melissa Trejo and Jessica McIntosh, all of Jacksonville; one son, Allen McIntosh of Hampstead; one stepson, Chad Parker of Oriental; father, James Washington McIntosh of Castle Hayne; mother, Barbara Cowan Shepard of Jacksonville; and two sisters, Ann Shephard of Jacksonville and Sherry Glover of Tennessee.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August 31, 2007)

Dorothy Monk McKever

TRENT WOODS - Dorothy Monk McKever, 87, of Trent Woods, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was a native of Bayboro and resided in New York for more than 60 years prior to retirement.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Mike Monk officiating.  She is survived by her three sisters, Vera Lyons of Greensboro, Mary Daniel of Bham, Ala., and Isabel Carter Malone of New York, N.Y.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her granddaughter, Ajah McKever, at 503 Hawthorne Road in Trent Woods.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010)

Albert Taylor McKinney

Albert Taylor McKinney, 81, of Mesic passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a member of New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served in the U.S. Navy where he played baseball as well as playing for the Chicago White Sox in the mid to late 50’s. He retired from Intercoastal Marine as a tug boat captain.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edna O’Neal McKinney; two daughters, Joanne Clark and husband, Richard, of Carmel, Indiana and Nancy McKinney of Aurora; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  His memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2014 at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Ray Bonner officiating.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Horace Albert McKinney

Horace Albert McKinney, who died Friday, was known as "Bones," and that is where he left his mark.  In the funny bone.  He could lighten a room with a humorous story as well as he could coach his Wake Forest basketball team against the likes of N.C. State's Everett Case and North Carolina's Frank McGuire.  McKinney, 78, died Friday afternoon at the Wake Medical Rehab Center in Raleigh, where he had been undergoing treatment for a stroke he suffered May 2. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Edna McKinney, and six children.  McKinney coached Wake Forest to its first two ACC Tournament championships in 1961 and 1962 and a Final Four NCAA appearance in 1962. He started at Wake Forest as an assistant coach under Murray Greason from 1951 to 1957, and he was head coach from 1958 to 1965. As head coach, McKinney's record with Wake was 122-94.  He later coached the Carolina Cougars of the American Basketball Association and worked as a basketball commentator on television.  In a profession in which success often is accompanied by grim intensity, McKinney was different, exquisitely different. He was an affable fellow, one from another era.  He made people laugh, not with biting or snippy cracks, but simply with stories: about himself, about his teams, about life.  He was a blithe spirit, a raconteur, a basketball coach, a speechmaker and an ordained Baptist minister rolled into one 6-foot-6 frame.  "He was the most naturally humorous person I've ever known," North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith said Friday.  "I played golf with him last summer, and I don't know if I've ever laughed more in a round. But I hope the fact that he could be so funny doesn't take away from what he accomplished in basketball. He was truly one of the best coaches in the ACC."  Indeed, one former player will always remember McKinney first for his coaching ability.  "Any old-timer who knows anything about basketball will tell you, we watched a man in a little old town 19 miles north of Raleigh, when he was in seminary, when he was helping [head coach] Murray Greason, that stood Everett Case and Frank McGuire on their ear year after year through sheer genius of coaching," said Jack Murdock, a retired N.C. Department of Transportation official and a captain in McKinney's last season as an assistant coach.  "Bones got more out of his ball players. Everett Case brought big-time basketball to North Carolina. There's no question about that. Then Carolina gets Frank McGuire. But Bones McKinney brought big-time coaching because he had to use players that were not blue-chippers, that were not from Indiana, that were not from Brooklyn."  McKinney had ties everywhere - starting as a player on the legendary Durham High teams that won 69 straight games in the late 1930s; becoming a prolific scorer in two seasons at N.C. State; joining North Carolina's basketball team after a tour in the Army; and coaching Wake Forest's greatest team in 1962.  His pro career included stints as a player with the Boston Celtics and Washington Capitols and two seasons as coach of the ABA's Cougars (1970 and '71).  McKinney had an image as a bit of an eccentric. He often wore red socks and bow ties for luck, and once he had a seat belt put on the team bench to restrain him from protesting officials' calls.  But his public persona, for the most part, was formed by his witty, whimsical, ease-to-life attitude that was best reflected in his storytelling. He was often the butt of his own jokes.  One his friends like to retell was about the time he coached Wake Forest in the Kentucky Invitational. Marvin "Skeeter" Francis, Bones' friend for more than 50 years, remembers: "He kicked his foot up in the air, and his loafer went off and landed at the free-throw line," Francis recalled Friday. "And as he went out to retrieve it, a ballpoint pen fell out of his pocket.  "The game was still going on, and Bones was out there trying to pick up the pen and the shoe. Luckily, the play was at the other end of the floor. When he got back to the bench, we asked him what he would have done if the play had come back down to his end.  "He said, 'I would have just taken a defensive stance.' " That was Bones being Bones.  Wendell Carr, a captain on Mc- Kinney's first team at Wake, was with McKinney when he died Friday. Carr, a retired athletics director at Campbell University who lived in Buies Creek, often visited with McKinney, a Willow Spring resident.  "He was the greatest storyteller of all time," Carr said. "He tried to remember everybody. As long as he knew you, you were a big man."  Carr recalled a Deacons game at New York's Madison Square Garden against Seton Hall.  "He hated to call timeouts, but he called his third, and we were down 18 points," Carr said. "He went out to us and gathered us in a semicircle and prayed for our forgiveness. And we ended up winning."  For decades McKinney was a crowd favorite on the civic club trail, speaking to groups from Morehead to Asheville. And for those who never met McKinney or listened to him speak, reading "BONES, Honk Your Horn If You Love Basketball" is said to be the next best thing.  The book, written with Gastonia newspaperman Garland Atkins and published in 1989, was an eight-year project that turned into a page-turning laugh-track.  On his hometown, he wrote: "I wasn't born 'near' anything. I was born in Lowland, N.C. The only thing Lowland is near is the North Carolina coast. I don't guess Lowland is even considered a town, but it's a great place."  Woody Durham, the radio voice of the Tar Heel Sports Network, worked with McKinney and the late Jim Thacker in the late 1960s on C.D. Chesley's ACC basketball telecasts. McKinney was working for the state Department of Corrections and living in Raleigh.  "He had a well-known fear of flying, so he drove to all of the games," Durham said. "He'd come through Greensboro to pick me up, and we'd ride in his old Chevrolet station wagon to Columbia, or Charlottesville, wherever the game was, and he'd tell stories. I heard all of his stories 100 times each, and I laughed as hard the 100th time as the first."  Former N.C. State coach Norm Sloan remembers bits of wisdom he picked up from McKinney. They met in the summer of 1947 while McKinney was playing for the Capitols but running Raleigh's Pullen Park swimming pool in the summer. He hired Sloan, a first-year student athlete at State, as a lifeguard.  "We became very good friends and talked a lot about basketball," Sloan recalled. "He taught me a lot of basketball, but more important, he taught me how unimportant athletes are compared to how important they think they are."  Funeral arrangements have not been completed, his daughter Kay Farmer said. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that individuals make contributions to the charity of their choice in McKinney's name.   (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - May 17, 1997; pg. A1)

Geneva Wright McLamb

CLINTON - Geneva Wright McLamb, 65, of 1295 Auctioneer Road, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.  She was a native of Arapahoe and a graduate of Pamlico County Central School Class of 1965. She was a member of Genesis M.B. Church.  Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church with the Rev. Jervine Collins, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Jimmy B. McLamb of the home; three sons, Daniel Aikens of the home, Jerry D. Aikens of Greensboro, and James Aikens of Clinton; one daughter, Ora Lolita Johnson of Braselton, Ga.; six brothers, the Rev. Conrad Bretha and Lee Boyd, both of New Bern; James Midgett and Johnny G. Boone, both of Lincoln, Del., Calvin Manuel of Brooklyn, N.Y., and David Postum of Harrington, Del.; two stepbrothers, Anthony Williams of Columbia, Md. and Eddie Bank of Harbeson, Del.; six sisters, Evelyn Barrow of Arapahoe, Ruth Craig of New Bern, Linda Boone of Spruill, Md., Charlotte Boone of Georgetown, Del., Jennifer Boone of Lincoln, Del., and Jacqueline Young of Viola, Del.; and step-sisters, Yolanda Phillips of Lincoln, Del. and Bonnie McCloud of Upper Marlboro, Md.  The family will receive friends at the home of Marvin and Evelyn Wright Barrow, 6324 Buckland Road, Arapahoe.  Viewing will be at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Butler & Sons Funeral Service, Clinton.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Thea Lambertz McLean

Thea Lambertz McLean, 83, of Bayboro passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell McLean.  She is survived by her son, Edward McLean of West Palm Beach, Florida; two daughters, Linda McLean of Bayboro and Christine Shewbridge of Westminster, California; six grandchildren, Harrison McLean, Nicole Shewbridge, Danielle Shewbridge, Russell McLean, Heather McLean and Samantha McLean; and one great-grandchild, Ahri McLean.  Her memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 4 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Gainey officiating.  The family will receive friends a half-hour before the service at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Donald H. McMillen

GREENVILLE - Donald H. McMillen, 87, formerly of Grantsboro, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Sterling House in Greenville.  Mr. McMillen retired as supervisor with A & P Stores in Indiana before moving to North Carolina. He also retired from Pamlico County ABC Board. He was past master of Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331 and a member of Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis, IN, and Sudan Temple. He was also past president of Craven Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Mr. McMillen served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Eileen R. McMillen; two sons, Robert Knight and wife, Remona, of Washington, NC and Steve Knight and wife, Judy, of Daleville, IN; three daughters, Jody Hollenbach of S. Daytona Beach, FL, Dody McMillen of Greenville and Debbie King and husband, Tony, of Louisville, KY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at The Lakeside Chapel in Greenleaf Memorial Park at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 5 with the Rev. Michael Bryan officiating with Masonic Rites conducted by Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331. The family will receive friends at the cemetery.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2006)

Eunice Spain Machinshok
[June 26, 1919 - May 16, 2006]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – May 2006)

John F. Machinshok

HOBUCKEN - John F. Machinshok, 92, of Hobucken died Tuesday, May 13 at Britthaven of Pamlico. A funeral service was held Thursday, May 15, 11 am, at Hobucken United Methodist Church with the Rev. Claude Nethercutt officiating. Burial was in Barnett Cemetery.  He was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church and served in WWII in the Army. He retired from the state of New Jersey.  He is survived by his wife, Eunice Machinshok; one daughter, Frances Unser of New Bern; one brother, Frank Machinshok of Dover, NJ; two sisters, Josephine Proskie of Morristown, NJ and Marge Chovenec of NJ; and one grandchild.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2003)

Mildred Mae Rice Manley
[Jan. 3, 1912 - Feb. 10, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Feb. 2002)

Doris Elizabeth Manuel

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Doris Elizabeth Manuel, 57, formerly of Oriental, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at her residence.  She received her formal education in the Pamlico County School System, graduating from Pamlico County High School in 1967. She was a faithful member of St. Stephen M.B. Church during her youth.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen M.B. Church, Oriental with the Revs. Serious G. Willis Sr. and Angelo S. Dawson officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Thomas Manuel, of the home; two daughters, Toni Manuel-Moore of Owings Mill, Md., and Tiffany Mighty of Saylorsburg, Pa.; mother, Annie Pear Styron of Oriental; one brother, James B. Styron of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her mother, 467 Styrontown Beach Road, Oriental.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - April 17, 2007)

Joseph Michael Marco

MERRITT - Joseph Michael Marco, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at his residence.  He was a member of the Oriental Rotary, the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party. He attended First Baptist Church of Oriental.  Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Oriental with the Rev. Jack Bowen and the Rev. Murray Ethridge officiating.  Burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Raleigh Memorial Park.  He is survived by his widow, Judy Marco; three daughters, Janis Jarrell of Colleyville, Texas, JoAnn Marco and Cynthia Marco, both of Raleigh; one sister, Elaine Longobardi of Cape Coral, Fla.; and one granddaughter.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 27, 2005)

Esther Arlene Broughton Marini

Esther Arlene "Sister" Marini passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2005.  She was born March 21, 1925 in Oriental to the late James and Minnie Broughton.  After graduating from high school, she moved to Charleston, where she met her husband, Louis Marini, who survives her. She retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation.  During her years of retirement, she surprised and delighted us all with the hobbies she enjoyed such as painting, basket weaving, quilting and needle work. Her real love was golf, which she excelled at, winning a ladies tournament and after giving the men a run for their money. Many Pamlico County residents will remember her for teaching senior citizens exercise classes and her tireless fund-raising efforts for various charities. She was devoted to her family and held us all together with her tremendous love and laughter.  Along with her husband Louis, she is survived by her children, sons Louis Jr. of New York City and his wife Carmen, Kenneth of Philadelphia; daughter Susan Ely and husband Roger of Raleigh; brother Jimmy Broughton of Oriental; sister Billie Glisom of Vera Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Louis Marini III, Preston Ely, Johanna Ely, Lauren Colon, Anton Marini and Nicky Marini; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Tyler, Taj and Alaina and many nieces and nephews who loved her like their own mother.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance on Thursday evening from 7 to 8, and a funeral service will be held there on Friday morning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 24, 2005)

Louis Eugene Marini

Louis Eugene Marini, 87, of Arapahoe passed away Wednesday afternoon at Raleigh Duke Hospital in Raleigh.  Born March 15, 1921, in Alliance, Ohio, he was the son of Candido and Cecilia Marini and was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Broughton Marini.  He was a graduate of Mount Union College and had a master's degree from Vander Cook. For many years he was a high school band director in the Stark County area of Ohio. He then taught at Bowling Green State University for 15 years, where, in addition to teaching woodwinds, arranging and conducting the jazz band, he wrote over 180 arrangements for the Falcon Marching Band. In 2003, the university recognized his many contributions by naming him Outstanding Professor and the homecoming ceremonies were held in his honor. He also received the National Jazz Educators Award in 1977. His passion for teaching has left a great legacy in the lives of his students and many have gone on to significant careers in the music industry.  During his retirement years in Pamlico County, he taught both publicly and privately and was co-founder of the Al Louis Orchestra, which performed many of his big-band arrangements at area functions such as the Croaker Festival in Oriental.  Survivors include his sons, Louis Marini Jr. of New York, N.Y., and Kenneth Marini of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter, Susan Ely of Raleigh; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 24, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oriental Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one before the service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 23, 2008)

George Henry Marshall, Jr.

George Henry Marshall Jr., 78, of 65 Swan Point Road, the Maribel community, Bayboro, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends and guests at the residence. Viewing will be held from noon until 6 p.m. today at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., 701 West St., New Bern. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Leamon Dillahunt officiating. Interment with military honors will follow the service in the Marshall family cemetery. Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Thursday, December 22, 2011)

Eddie M. Martin

NEWPORT NEWS - Eddie M. Martin, 85, died Thursday, March 21, 1996. He was a native of Pamlico County, N.C., and had been a Peninsula resident for 62 years.  Mr. Martin was a fire inspector for Newport News Shipbuilding, having retired in 1971 after 33 years of service. After his retirement he worked for 11 years with Tidewater AAA insurance. He attended Warwick Assembly of God and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Doris E. Martin; two sons, Edward E. Martin of Hampton and Paul W. Martin of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Carol M. Hayes of Yorktown and Esther M. Moeckl of Richmond; two sisters, Doris Gower of Chesapeake and Ida Moore of Grantsboro, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.  A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Warwick Assembly of God with the Rev. Jack E. Sallie officiating, assisted by the Rev. Don Rogers. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge, 9302 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Va. 23601.  Arrangements by W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - March 23, 1996; pg. C4)

Grifton Lee Martin

Grifton Lee Martin, 83, of the 300 block of Hurdle Drive, died June 6, 1994. He was born in Merritt, N.C., and had retired as a shipwright from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 30 years of service. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Carpenter's Union. He was preceded in death by a son, Julias ''Pete'' Martin.  He is survived by his wife, Cleo C. Martin; one stepdaughter, Myrtle Lee Johnson of Portsmouth; two stepsons, James ''Bo'' Simmons and Roderick Simmons, both of Chesapeake; one brother, Ellis Martin of Merritt, N.C.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  The graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ralph Horn. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home today from 7 to 8 p.m. and at the residence at all other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 7, 1994; pg. D2)

James W. Martin, Sr.

James W. Martin, Sr., 79, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 1999. A native of Pamlico County, N.C., he had been a Hampton resident since 1940 and had retired from the Hampton VA Medical Center. Mr. Martin was a member of Northside Church of Christ and the Philothean Sunday School Class. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a 50-year member of Monitor Lodge No. 197 A.F.&A.M., an Army veteran of World War II, and a 50-year member of the American Legion Post 48.  Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Virginia M. Martin; and is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Doug Fyfe of Hampton; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Penney Martin of Poquoson; one sister, Belva Doornbos of Paterson, N.J.; four grandchildren and spouses, Kevin and Kristy Fyfe, Karen and Jimmy Dailey, Jeff and Gina Martin and Amanda and Mike Repke; and four great-grandchildren, Zachary LeMaster, Kayla LeMaster, Caroline Repke and Cameron Fyfe.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home by Mr. Larry Jones with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Northside Church of Christ Fire Recovery Fund.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - November 16, 1999; pg. C5)

Mary Kennedy Martin

VANDEMERE - Mary Kennedy Martin, 83, died Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Craven Regional medical Center. She was born in Goldsboro, NC on September 8, 1919, the daughter of Paul Haywood and Sophia Crawford Hill.  Mrs. Martin was former postmaster in Vandemere and had worked with Barbour Boat Works during World War II and Morton Motor Company.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her three husbands, Adolph D. Kennedy, Herman G. Dixon and Robert S. Martin; one brother, Paul H. Hill, Jr.; and her sisters, Edith Hill and Lois Pauline Edmundson.  She is survived by a sister, Madge H. King of Goldsboro; two sons, Donald C. Kennedy and wife, Barbara of Raleigh, NC and Randolph D. Kennedy and wife, Shirley of Olympia, NC; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four nephews. There are also four stepchildren, Robert and Jane Martin, Jerry and Beth Herritage of Wilmington, Henry and Trudy Martin and David and Nelia Martin of New Bern.  A memorial service was held Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. The family received friends immediately following the memorial service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

Alexander Mason

Alexander "Alex" Mason, 91, of Alliance, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a member of Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church. He loved feeding the birds, gardening or just being outdoors. He had a love for horses as well.  He loved his great-grandsons!  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucy Gaskill and Edna Ireland.  He is survived by his wife of over 63 years, Catherine S. Mason; his daughter, Ann Mason of Bayboro; two grandchildren, Lucynda Lane and husband, Stephen, of Grantsboro and Loretta Hacker and husband, Brian, of Merritt; and three great-grandsons, Jarrett Hacker, Stephen Lane Jr. and Joshua Lane.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Sandhill Cemetery.    The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home, 264 Mill Pond Road.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, March 20, 2009)

Catherine Spain Mason

Catherine Spain Mason, 85, of Grantsboro died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Carolina East Medicasl Center. She was a member of the Maranatha Baptist church. She is survived by one daughter, Ann Mason of Bayboro; two grandchildren, Lucyenda Lane and husband, Stephen Lane of Grantsboro, Loretta Hacker and husband, Brian Hacker of Merritt; three great-grand-sons, Jarrett Hacker, Stephen Lane, Jr and Joshua Lane. A funeral service was held Friday, June 14, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. Interment followed at Sandhill Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 2013)

James F. Mason, Sr.

BILOXI, MS - James F. Mason, Sr., formerly of Hobucken, died Wednesday, June 29 in the VA Hospital. A graveside service was held at 4 pm on Saturday, July 2 in Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken with the Rev. Murray Sadler officiating.  He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Mason, and one sister, Bertha Tardanico.  He is survived by four sons, James Mason, Jr. of Alabama, Charles Mason of Bridgeton, Vernon Mason, Sr. of Alabama, and David Mason of Askin; four daughters, Esther Jones of Fayetteville, Teresa Sevro of Florida and Bonnie Mason Reynolds of Ernul, and Susan Mason of Alabama; two brothers, Tillman Ireland of Lowland and Charlie Ireland of Hobucken; two sisters, Lillie Swindell of New Bern and Nancy Rhoden of Hobucken; three step-sisters, Glennie Flowers, Sue Gilgo and Mae Lupton, all of Hobucken; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - August 2005)

Lillian F. Mason
[Nov. 13, 1908 - Sept. 24, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown paper – Sept. 1998)

Pearl Pittman Mason

Pearl Pittman Mason, 87, of Oriental died Monday, February 2, 2009 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Oriental Free Will Baptist Church. She was known as the “Collard Cook” of Oriental.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mason.  She is survived by one son, Charles Mason and wife, Marilyn of Minnesott Beach; one daughter, Ida M. Edwards and husband, Gordon of Chocowinity; three grandchildren, Jonathan Mason, Ann Marie Crisp and husband, Jesse, and Chris Edwards and wife, Stephanie; and two great-grandchildren, Andy Crisp and Brian Edwards.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 5 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and Rev. Ray Connor officiating. Burial will follow in Oriental Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, February 4, 2009)

Slater B. Matthews

HAMPTON - Slater B. Matthews Sr., 83, died from heart-related illnesses on April 24, 2003. Mr. Matthews was born in Oriental, N.C., on Sept. 20, 1919. He joined the United States Army in 1942 and transferred to the United States Air Force in 1948 serving tours in North Africa, Europe, Asia and Bermuda, as well as the United States. Mr. Matthews retired after 30 years in 1971 and settled with his wife Bessie Lois Matthews and family in Hampton, Va. He was a member of Miracle Temple Baptist Church in Newport News, Va.  Survivors include his sister, Pearl Matthews Jones, 91, of Philadelphia, Pa.; four daughters and four sons-in-law, Patricia Ann Matthews-Juarez and Paul D. Juarez of Los Angeles, Calif., Lottie D. Hickman and Alton G. Hickman Sr. of New Bern, N.C., Linda Matthews King and John D. King of Silver Spring, Md., Connie Matthews Harshaw and James Michael Harshaw of Laurel, Md.; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Ervan Harvey (Matthews) and Earlene Harvey of Hampton, Va., Glyn Matthews and Ethel Matthews of Dover, Del., Slater B. Matthews Jr. and Gloria Matthews of Hampton, Va., Mark J. Matthews of Hampton, Va., and Morris E. Matthews and Amy Matthews of Hampton, Va.; 36 grandchildren; more than 30 great- and great-great- grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members.  A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, beginning at 11 a.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St., Newport News, Va. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 2, at the Miracle Temple Baptist Church, 617-32nd St., Newport News, Va. Interment immediately following at the Hampton Veteran's Memorial Gardens, Hampton, Va.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a tax-deductible contribution in the name of Mr. Slater B. Matthews Sr. be made to the Tuskegee Airmen National Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 78967, Los Angeles, CA 90016.  (Daily Press [Newport News, VA] - April 30, 2003; pg. C5)

Agus Harris Mattocks

ORIENTAL - Agus Harris Mattocks, 76, of 3381 Straight Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  He was a retiree of Ready Mix, a self-employed cement finisher and part-time contract gravedigger for Oscar's Mortuary in Pamlico County and Beaufort County. He was a lifetime member of Broad Creek United Church of Christ and cemetery sexton.  His funeral will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Broad Creek United Church of Christ, 3283 Straight Road, with the Rev. Siechieh Redd, eulogist and the Rev. Genard Sawyer officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Mary G. Mattocks of the home; two sons, Ronald Mattocks of New Bern and Kelvin Chuck Mattocks of Boston, Mass.; four daughters, Melinda Ushry of Boston, Mass., Cheryl Maxine Hatch of Oriental, Angela Mattocks of New Jersey and Beverly Brown of Oriental; two brothers, Thomas Mattocks Sr. of Oriental and Elbert Mattocks of Merritt; three sisters, Lillie A. Monk of Grantsboro, Queen M. Stokes of Bayboro and Ada Davis of Grantsboro; 17 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – October 19, 2012)

James Henry Mattocks

BLOUNTS CREEK - James Henry Mattocks, 67, of 17917 N.C. 33 East, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a native of the Florence community of Pamlico County and was formerly employed with Coca-Cola and retired from the Sun Journal as the pressroom manager. His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Zion Hill Christian Church, Whortonville Road, with the Rev. James Ingram officiating. The interment will be in the Jones Family Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Battle Mattocks of the home; two sons, Dwight Mattocks of New Bern and Kenny Matthews of Norton, Mass.; two daughters, Marsha Davis of Bayboro and Tiffany Mattocks of Aurora; three brothers, Earl Mattocks and Walter Mattocks, both of Florence, and John Mattocks of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Clara Neely of Alexandria, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Walter and Lois Mattocks, 1757 Whortonville Road in the Florence community of Merritt.  Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oscar's Mortuary. Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, February 26, 2010)

Ada Whorton Mayo

HOBUCKEN - Ada Whorton Mayo, 99, died Tuesday, July 29 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, August 2, 11 am, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating with burial at New Bern National Cemetery on Monday, August 4.  She retired from the Pamlico County School System after teaching 43 years and was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church.  She is survived by four nieces, Laura Warren of Chapel Hill, Mary Jarman of Washington, Hilda Watson of Hobucken and Mildred Daughtridge of Washington; two nephews, Alfred Mayo, Jr. of New Bern and Hallett Mayo of Goldsboro; several great nieces and great nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews; and several great-great-great nieces and nephews.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremation of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

(Mrs.) Andy Spain Mayo

COVE CITY - Mrs. Andy Spain Mayo, 96, died Sunday, December 22 at her home. She was formerly of Pamlico County.  She is survived by two daughters, Alma Allen of the home, and Helen Goodwin of Reelsboro; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Graveside service was Thursday, December 26 at Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken with Rev. Murray Sadler officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2002)

Carl Ellis Mayo

Carl Ellis Mayo, 82, 2402 E. Griffin Ave., New Bern, N.C., died Saturday. Born in Mesic, N.C., he moved to New Bern from Florida. He was a retired apartment complex owner. He was a member of Broad Street Christian Church, New Bern. Survivors: daughter, Carla, Orlando; brother, George, Wilmington, N.C.; sisters, Daisy Mayo Willis, Washington, D.C., Iola Mayo Steziale, Sun City, Calif.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, N.C.  (The Orlando Sentinel [Orlando, FL - July 26, 1988; pg. B4)

Emma Everett Mayo

Emma Everett Mayo, 52, a retired floor lady, died March 28, 1992, in an Emporia hospital.  Mrs. Mayo was born in Lowland, N.C. She retired from the packing department at Planters peanut company.  Survivors include two daughters, Debbie M. Crocker of Ivor and Donna M. Smith of Emporia; a son, Al Mayo Jr. of Windsor; two sisters, Louise Spruill of Plymouth, N.C., and Edith E. Adams of Greenville, N.C.; a brother, Ernest J. Everett of Windsor; and two grandchildren.  The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Windsor Cemetery by the Rev. Edwin Staigee. Hill Funeral Home, Suffolk, is handling arrangements. Friends may join the family at 8495 Cut Thru Road.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 29, 1992; pg. B2)

Lucille Lamm Mayo
[July 13, 1919 - Jan. 9 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Jan. 14, 1999; pg. 18)

Sina Josephine Mayo

GRANTSBORO - Sina Josephine Mayo, 85, of 185 Hwy. 306 S., died Monday, January 2, 2006 at Craven Regional medical Center.  She was a faithful member of rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church. She and her husband owned Mayo's Variety Store in Bayboro for 18 years.  Mama Mayo, as she was known to her family, was an honorable woman who dedicated her life and time to serving the Lord and raising her family. She put her family before anything else and was always willing to give to anyone less fortunate. Anyone who knew "Mama Mayo" loved her for her kindness and love for people.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Dell Willis and her brother, Lockwood Willis. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Kermit Mayo; one daughter, Janice and husband, Jim Taylor, of Grantsboro; three granddaughters, Teresa of Grantsboro, Tammy and husband, Brooks Broughton, of Oriental, and Ginger and husband, Chip Dickinson, of Grantsboro; four great-grandchildren, Tiffany Scott, Amanda and Brandon Broughton and Dale Dickinson; two brothers, Lloyd Willis and Morris Willis; and one sister, Bonnie Mae Humphrey.  A funeral service was held Thursday, January 5 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Bryan and the Rev. Lee Toler officiating. Burial was in Paul Cemetery.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home on Wednesday prior to Thursday's funeral from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm and other times at her home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 2006)

Robert Ellis Meekins, Sr.

STONEWALL - Robert Ellis Meekins Sr., loving father and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at his home at the age of 81. Mr. Meekins was a top-notch boat mechanic and one of the first to have the opportunity to ride along during offshore powerboat racing. He was also a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Meekins Boyer and two sons, Richard Allen Meekins and David Bryan Meekins.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  He is survived by his son, Robert Meekins Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; his daughter, Annette M. Turner of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Lawrence Meekins of Bridgeton and Albert Meekins of Utah; one sister, Ellen Hinson of Rocky Mount; special companion, Carol Arthur; eight grandchildren, Laura Turner, Danielle Turner, Mary Moen, Crystal Meekins, Jennifer Stallings, Kimberly Langlois, Kristina Odum and Emily Meekins; and ten great grandchildren, Jamie Lee Shaw, Levi Turner Griffis, Joseph Meekins, Presley Stallings, Chase Moen, Aubrey Moen, Ethan Langlois, Devin Langlois, Kristian Thomas and Kaleigh Odum.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, September 29, 2011)

Joel Mele

ORIENTAL - Joel Mele, 57, amateur radio operator W4SLH, became a silent key on Nov. 1, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 34 years, Christine. He also leaves his father, Joseph Mele of Oriental, sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Kevin McCarthy of Maryland, and nephew and niece, Jeffrey and Allison.  Joel was a true entrepreneur. He started Advance Sound Company in college and grew it into a successful commercial sound company for 24 years. He and Chris moved to Pamlico County in 1990 where he became certified and worked in law enforcement for several years. Joel then recognized the need for cellular coverage in the southeast part of the county and created Pamlico Tower Leasing, erecting a 500-foot cell tower.  Joel became a licensed amateur radio operator at 14 and it defined his life. He graduated from Adelphi University with a bachelor of arts degree in speech and hearing and also a master's degree in audiology and acoustics.  Please remember him in your hearts.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 3, 2007)

Peter Melillo

Peter Nicola Melillo, 61, of Oriental, N.C., formerly of Glen Cove, N.Y., died at his home on January 18, 2007. A member of Musceta Cove Yacht Club. Beloved husband of Daniela. Loving father of Melissa Melillo. Dear brother of Angelo Melillo, Palma Maguire and Antoinette Melillo. He is also survived by 3 nephews, Angelo, Clark, and Peter. He is predeceased by his parents, Nicola and Rose Melillo. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 10, at 11:30 AM, at Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head, NY 11545.  (Newsday [Long Island, NY] - January 28, 2007; pg. A39)

Annette Berry Mercer

Mrs. Annette Berry Mercer, age 71, a resident of 1059 South Creek Rd., Aurora, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, December 31, 2011 at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bowen and Pastor Robert Miller. Mitchell Suggs, Joshua Suggs, Daniel Suggs, Russell Tyson, Mike Henries and Doug Oakley will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Mercer was born in Pamlico County on February 20, 1940 to the late William Thomas Berry and Alice Marie Gibbs Berry. On July 29, 1971 she married George Amblic Mercer who preceded her in death on September 23, 2002. She was employed with the Aurora Medical Center for thirteen years, was a member of the South Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was an honorary member of the Aurora Rescue Squad.  Survivors include two daughters, Neta Marie Mercer of Bradyville, TN, Sandra Smith and husband Ron of Pueblo, CO, two sons, J.E. Suggs and wife Robin of Greenville, Ellis Suggs, Jr. and wife Deborah of Aurora, five grandchildren, one step grandchild and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Lintz and three brothers, Carl Berry, Tommy Berry and Willie Berry.  The family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 6:00pm Friday, December 30, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Mercer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Carena Leora Saunders Mercer

Carena Leora Saunders Mercer, 48, a native of Oriental, died Tuesday, July 15 at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. A Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 22 at Evergreen Mortuary, San Francisco, CA with burial in the Mercer Family Cemetery.  She was a member of Pilgrim Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Oriental and served in the US Army.  She is survived by her husband, Sean Mercer of the home; two sons, Matthew A. Mercer and Ashton L. Mercer of the home; one daughter, Sherena L. Mercer of the home; her mother, Maggie Jenkins Saunders of Oriental; father, Clinton Saunders, Sr. of Oriental; two brothers, Clinton Saunders, Jr. of Alliance and Tyrone M. Saunders of Oakland, CA; and one sister, Delores Gibbs of Oriental.  Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary in San Francisco, CA.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - July 2003)

Ciniath Henries Mercer

BAYBORO - Ciniath Henries Mercer, 73, formerly of Lowland, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She attended Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lowland Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Terry Lewis and Rev. Phillip Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Lowland Community Cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Jerry Mercer of Bayboro; three daughters, Jackie McCotter and husband David of Oriental, Jo LoCicero and husband Danny of Wake Forest and Tara Belangia and husband Robbie of Arapahoe; two brothers, Etles Henries and Albin Henries; one sister, Gladys Shelton; and five grandchildren, Jon Mercer, Matthew LoCicero, Amanda Hancock, Ruark Belangia and Jennifer McCotter.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wiley Mercer; a son, John W. Mercer Jr.; parents, Alvin B. and Mary L. Henries; a sister, Cora Wiggins; and a brother, Alphonso Henries.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 22, 2006)

Robbie J. Mercer, Sr.

GRANTSBORO - Robbie J. Mercer Sr., 69, of Grantsboro died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He attended the New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hobucken and was a retired fisherman.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Vision Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Chris Rooks officiating. Burial will be in the Mercer cemetery in Lowland.  He is survived by his wife, Gloria Hoffler Mercer; one son, Robbie J. Mercer Jr. of Alliance; one daughter, Audrey Potter of Silverhill; one brother, Bert Mercer of Emerald Isle; four sisters, Sylvia Ross of Lowland, Love Whitfield and Ila Whitfield, both of New Bern, and Blanchie Smith of Panama City, Fla.; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home, 2779 state Highway 306 North, Silverhill.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, December 21, 2007)

Suzanne Lee Mercer

Suzanne "Susie" Lee Mercer, 49, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.  She was a member of Bethany Christian Church.  She is survived by her husband, Robbie Mercer Jr. of the home;; two daughters, Lauren Mercer and Jenna Mercer of Grantsboro; two brothers, Elbert Lee Jr. and wife, Carol, of Oriental and Timothy Lee and wife, Debbie, of Arapahoe; her parents, Elbert and Louise Lee of Oriental; mother-in-law Gloria Mercer, sister-in-law Audrey Potter and husband Brad; and grandmother-in-law, Lennie Stowe, all of Grantsboro.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. David Cauley and the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Don Lee Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening, at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, 12. 2011)

Carlton H. Merritt

ORIENTAL - Carlton H. Merritt, 73, of 1402 Broad St., died Monday, March 12, 2007, at his residence.  He was a 1953 graduate of Pamlico County Training School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Philadelphia Banking Company and was a member of Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. James H. Williams officiating.  Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Campin D. Merritt of Philadelphia; two sons, Carlton L. Merritt and Ronald D. Merritt of Philadelphia; one daughter, Carol M. Davis of Philadelphia; two brothers, Julius Merritt of Philadelphia and James Merritt of Oriental; three sisters, Linda M. Graves of Charlotte, Barbara M. Ollison of Mesic and Verna M. Bowman of Hyattsville, Md.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] - March 16, 2007)

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