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Ellis Coolidge Midgett

BAYBORO - Ellis Coolidge Midgett, 87, of 4545 N.C. 304, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at Two Rivers Trent Campus.  He was a native of the Maribel Community of Pamlico County and was employed by Carron's Seafood.  His funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at the New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. 306 North in Grantsboro with the Rev. L.A. Dillahunt officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Midgett Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred H. Midgett of Bayboro; four sons, Archie Midgett of Long Island, N.Y., George Midgett and Victor Midgett, both of Bayboro and the Rev. Edgar Midgett of Indiana; five daughters, Ella Repass, Vanessa Mattocks, Debra Greene and Betsy Midgett, all of Bayboro and Rosa Gibbs of Salisbury; one brother, Sultan Midgett of Alliance; three sisters, Naomi Miller and Sabra Gibbs, both of Bayboro, Violet Lee Winston of Greensboro and Bertha Midgett of Alliance; 32 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Oscar's Mortuary.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011, at St. Galilee M.B. Church and other times at the residence.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Saturday, March 19, 2011)

Rebecca Wise Midgett
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 1, 1917; pg. 5)
Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm

William Sultan Midgett

GRANTSBORO - William Sultan Midgett, 85, of 290 Keel Road, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at the Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.  He attended the Pamlico County Schools and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was employed with Civil Service aboard Cherry Point air station and was a lifetime member of St. Galilee M.B. Church.  His funeral will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at St. Galilee MB Church with the Rev. Leamon Dillahunt, pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow the service in the Midgett Family Cemetery, Maribel.  He is survived by his wife, Annie Marie Squires Midgette of Maribel; two sons, Vorise Midgette of Kinston and Jermaine Gibbs of California; one grandson; three great-grandsons; one great great-granddaughter; four sisters, Naomi Miller and Bertha M. Midgett, both of Grantsboro, Sabre Ruth Gibbs of Bayboro and Violet M. Winston of Greensboro.  Viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., 701 West Street, New Bern and on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 15, 2012)

Allie Bland Midgette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 28, 1980; pg. A2
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Billy Lee Midgette

Billy Lee Midgette, 67, of 532 Pond Road, Alliance, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at his residence.  He was a member and trustee of Alliance Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and was formerly employed at Hatteras Yachts as a carpenter.  His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, Bayboro, with the Rev. C. C. Satterfield Jr. and the Rev. Bobby Simmons officiating.  Burial will be in the Dudley family cemetery.  He is survived by two sons, Rein Johnson Jr. of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Kevin Johnson of Bayboro; three daughters, Wendy Squires and Melinda Squires of Durham and Jackie Johnson of Bayboro; one brother, Clifton Midgette of Alliance; two sisters, Thelma Lovick of White Oak and Christopher Midgette of Alliance; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 7, 2007)

Christobel Midgette
[Dec. 10, 1908 - Sept. 12, 1985]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Sept. 18, 1985; pg. 13)

Gladys Ireland Midgette
[Mar. 24, 1923 - Feb. 25, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper] - Feb. 2002)

Leon Baynor Midgette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 10, 1981; pg. A2)
Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm

Mary Watson Midgette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Mar. 12, 1976; pg. A2)
Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm

Louis Brason Midyett

DEATH COMES TO THE FOUNDER OF ORIENTAL, NC - Louis Brason Midyett, popularly known as "Uncle Lou", founder of Oriental, died of pneumonia Monday night at his home. News of the demise was received with sincere regret by numerous friends through the region. Mr. Midyett was born in Tyrrell County on Nov. 17, 1847, so was in his 88th year. When he was 9 years old his father died and the next year his mother passed away. An orphan, thrown upon his own resources and able to attend school for only three months, he nevertheless made good and was prominently known in many parts of North Carolina. For some time in his youth he worked on a farm, receiving $5.00 a month. When 19 years old, with his first real money $300 that he had made from fishing, he married. This was the best investment of his life, he often said. This helpmate, Mrs. Rebecca Midyett, died almost 20 years ago. The Oriental fire department was named "Becky-Lou", in honor of the couple. It was after the War Between the States that Uncle Lou first saw Oriental. At the time he was on a regular boat trip from his home on Roanoke Island, taking salt fish to New Bern for a return cargo of dry goods. To avoid a storm, he was forced into a harbor there. Immediately he was attracted to the section. Upon his return home he persuaded his uncle, R.P. Midyett, to buy with him some of the property and move there permanently. This was the beginning of the present town of Oriental, in 1872.  (unknown newspaper - 1935)

ORIENTAL MOURNS UPON THE PASSING OF L.B. MIDYETT - Oriental, Feb. 8 -- The funeral for L.B. "Uncle Lou" Midyett was conducted at the Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. J.C. Humble, pastor, had charge of the services and was assisted by Dr. Walter Patten of Fayetteville, Rev. T.M. Grant of New Bern and Rev. R.T. Willis of the Oriental Baptist Church. Members of the choir sang beautifully "The Beautiful City" and "Haven of Rest", with Mrs. George Perry at the piano. Rev. Mr. Grant offered a very touching prayer and Dr. Patten gave a most fitting eulogy. Graydon Malcolm, Mitford and Jim Lewis, Hugh Harris and Til Haskins were active pallbearers. Interment was in the old family cemetery at the home place where Mr. Midyett first settled when he founded Oriental. "Uncle Lou" will be missed by the whole town, for he never turned down a call for help, and his love for his church and its pastors was striking. He attended the services regularly as long as he was able. He would have been 88 years of age had he lived until November 17, and he was active for his years. He was around the town almost every day until he became confined to his room 10 days ago with influenza. His family and friends ministered to his needs and it is comforting to the relatives to know his friends were so numerous and were just as anxious as possible to do something for him. The lovely flowers showed the love and respect that were his, some of the designs being given from Florida, Mount Airy, Raleigh, Smithfield, Kinston and Wilmington, besides many friend in this section. For 18 years Uncle Lou had made his home with his only surviving son, W.F. Midyett, and family. He leaves 8 grandchildren: Dorothy, Sonny, Albert & Kathryn, children of his son; and Louis Venters and Mrs. Annie Venters Pickell, children of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Venters; and Edward Midyett of Miami, son of his youngest son, Alex, who died several years ago.  (unknown newspaper - 1935)

Albert L. Midyette

Albert L. Midyette, 88, of 809 College Drive, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Carolinas Medical Center.  Born in Oriental, N.C., he was a son of the late William and Kate Pittman Midyette. Member: Overbrook Community Church.  Survivors: Wife, Eloise Hobgood Midyette a son, Bert Midyette, of Shelby, N.C. a brother, W.C. Midyette, of Raleigh, N.C. and a grandchild.  Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Overbrook Community Church, where the family will receive friends following the service.  Memorials: Overbrook Community Church Building Fund, 919 Overbrook Drive, Gaffney, SC 29341.  Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.  (The Greenville News [Greenville,SC] - June 28, 2002; pg. B4)

Arthur F. Midyette
(New Bern Tribune [New Bern, NC] - January 2, 1934; pg. 1)
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Daisy Jones Midyette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 22, 1990; pf. A4)
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Donald Cleveland Midyette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - December 22, 1994; pg. A4)
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Donald Taylor Midyette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 14, 1974; pg. A2)
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Elmo Frederick Midyette, Sr.
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 13, 1989; pg. A6)
Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm

Deceased Veteran to be Honored:
Dear Editor:
The Pamlico County Veterans Council is honored to be able to pay tribute to our deceased veterans. On the second Saturday of each month the Veterans Council will conduct a brief Memorial Ceremony and raise the American flag in honor of one of our deceased veterans. The ceremony will take place at the flag pole in front of the courthouse at 10:00 a.m.  The ceremony on December 14 will be in honor of Mr. Elmo Frederick Midyette. Mr. Midyette was born on September 17, 1918 in Hobucken. He grew up in the Bayboro area where he attended school and worked with local farmers. He worked as a commercial fisherman for C.M. Muse Fish Company in the community of Pamlico from 1939 to 1941. Mr. Midyette enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 8, 1941 at Fort Bragg, N.C. He served with the 246th Field Artillery Battalion, American Division in the Asiatic Pacific Theater from March 4, 1942 until May 10, 1944.  (The Pamlico News - (December 11, 1996)

Irma Ross Midyette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 27, 1990; pg. A4)
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George Locker Midyette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - September 2, 1979; pg. A2)
Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm

George Preston Midyette, Jr.
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - June 12, 1978; pg. A2
Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm

George Washington Midyette

(The image on the left is erroneously entitled George T. Midyette and should read George W.  It was found in the New Bern Tribune [New Bern, NC] - October 20, 1935; pg. 1).  The image on the right was found in the same paper on October 22, 1935; pg. 2 and was entitled correctly.  Both digital images were taken by David A. French from microfilm.

Mamie Barnett Midyette
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 22, 1974; pg. 10
Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm

Minnie B. Midyette

NEW BERN - Minnie B. Midyette, 86, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at her home. She was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church. Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dwayne Boyd officiating.  Burial will follow at New Bern National Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Marie M. Lupton of New Bern and Arlene M. Brown of Cowlesville, N.Y.; four sons, Bobby Campbell of New Bern, Danny Midyette of Greensboro, Terry Midyette of New Bern and Roland O. Midyette Jr. of New Bern; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, April 27, 2011)

William Carlton Midyette

RALEIGH, NC - W.C. "Sonny" Midyette, born November 17, 1909, died on September 9, 2002. Mr. Midyette had been a resident of Manorhouse Assisted Living Facility in Raleigh since May 1997. Mr. Midyette was born in Oriental, NC, a dedicated and committed waterman to the end of his days. He served in the Coast Guard in World War II and worked for Westinghouse in Raleigh for over 20 years. He contributed to the community through years of service in the Optimist Club, taking particular pleasure in working for the Annual Tarheel Regatta, and was a member of Fairmont Methodist Church for over 50 years. Mr. Midyette was predeceased by his wife of nearly 40 years, Vivian Simmons Midyette. He is survived by his son, William Carlton Midyette, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Catherine MacNair Midyette; his daughter, Rebecca Midyette Barnes; and 4 grandchildren: William Carlton Midyette, III, Catherine Rosalle Midyette, Grayson Rebecca Barnes and Dorothy Cain Barnes, all of Raleigh. The family greeted friends at the home of Carlton and Catherine Midyette on Wed., Sept. 11. A private graveside service for the family was held at Raleigh Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Raleigh.  (The Pamlico News - September 18, 2002)

Charlie Griffin Miller

Charlie Griffin Miller, 87, of 319 Butler St., St. Matthews, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at his residence.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, at First Baptist Church, St. Matthews, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas B. Huggins and the Rev. James Alewine officiating. Burial will be in West End Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Charles Coleman, Randy Coleman, Jimmy Arant, Mike Murrin, Kirby Bridwell, John Traylor, Drury Ghegan, Al Murrin and Tom Parker.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Bobby Gressette Sunday School class.  Mr. Miller was born in Alliance, N.C., a son of the late Charlie Daniel and Mary Blanche Cooper Miller. He served in the CC Camps in Soil Conservation projects. He served in the U.S. Civil Engineers in Greenville, Charleston and Savannah. He also served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in World War II. Mr. Miller joined Hicklin Motor Lines after his discharge from active duty and rose to the position of Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hicklin Miller Motor Lines. He retired in 2000. He was a member of First Baptist Church and of the Bobby Gressette Sunday School class. He was a past Master of Izlar Masonic Lodge 177 and was a Shriner, member of Omar Temple for 50 years. He was a member of the South Carolina Trucking Association. Mr. Miller was predeceased by his first wife, Agnes Crosland Miller.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Patricia McCravy Miller, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Griffin Miller (Sandra), of St. Matthews, and Gene Miller (Jean), of St. Matthews; three daughters, Mrs. Rod (Gail) Shattuck, of Englewood, Colo., Miss Elaine Miller, of Sumter, and Ms. Martha Rickard, of Sumter; two stepsons, Michael S. McClary (Debra), of Lexington, and James B. McClary (Kerri), of Chapin; one brother, Austin Miller, of Bayboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Mrs. Tom (Amy) Parker, of Mount Pleasant, Miss Leigh Ann Shattuck, of Boston, Mrs. John (Laura) Traylor, of Asheville, N.C., Eddie Miller (Rachel), of St. Matthews, Douglas Shattuck (Kelly), of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Kirby (Emily) Bridwell, of Taylors, and Miss Allison Rickard, of Roswell, Ga.; three step-grandchildren, Miss Jessica McClary, of Folly Beach, Casey McClary, of Lexington, and Sidney Rohrig, of Chapin; great-grandchildren, Grace and Shane Parker, Bryce Bridwell, Porter Shattuck, and Olivia Belle Traylor.  Friends may call at the residence and Dukes-Harley Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 348, St. Matthews SC 29135.  (The Times and Democrat [Orangeburg, SC] - September 13, 2004)

Charlie William Miller

ASHEBORO - Rev. Charlie William Miller, 62, of 2889 Pine Ct., died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at Randolph Hospital.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at West Asheboro Baptist Church, conducted by Paul Trollinger. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.  A native of Pamlico County, he was a graduate of Wake Forest University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Miller was the Executive Director of Asheboro Housing Authority for 30 years and the minister of West Asheboro Baptist Church.  Survivors are his wife, Doris G. Miller of Asheboro; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Miller Boswell and Matthew Boswell of Asheboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan Marion Miller and Virginia Cox Miller, Charlie William Miller, Jr. and Lisa Miller, all of Asheboro; brother, Monnie Miller of Staley; sister, Marie Miller Josey of Greensboro; and three grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at the Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.  Memorials may be directed to West Asheboro Baptist Church, 8310 Uwharrie St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.  Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - November 25, 1999; pg. B9)

Clyde Earl Miller

Clyde Earl Miller, 56, Bayboro, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007. Arrangements will be announced by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, November 13, 2007)

Cora M. Hamilton Miller

MERRITT - Cora M. Hamilton Miller, 50, of 404 Spruill Road died Sunday, April 24. A funeral service was held Friday, April 29, 2 pm, at New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist headquarters, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Tony Credle officiating. Burial was in Keystown Cemetery, Grantsboro.  She was a member of West Branch Missionary Baptist Church.  She is survived by her widow, Wade Miller, III of the home; two sons, Obrian Smith of Greenville and Timothy Smith of the home; parents, Robert Hamilton, Sr. and Eula Mae Hamilton of Grantsboro; three brothers, Robert Hamilton, Jr. of Quitman, GA, Bobby Hamilton of Greensboro and Don Harris of New Bern; two sisters, Barbara Jean Hamilton of Detroit, Mich. and Mary Ann Cutler of Greensboro; and two grandchildren.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Elva Spruill Miller

ORIENTAL - Elva Spruill Miller, 86, died Monday, November 12, 2012, at Grantsbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Dorcas Circle.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Miller and sister, Lois Broughton.  She is survived by her son, Michael "Mike" Miller and wife Anne of Oriental; her daughter, Pat Bradshaw and husband George of Rose Hill; one brother, Rodman Spruill of Charlotte; two sisters, Jean Smith of Eureka and Louise Miller of Bayboro; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, November 15, at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Mosley officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 13, 2012)

Gregory Darnell Miller, Sr.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Gregory Darnell Miller Sr., 49, of 100 Tyler Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Sentara Careplex Hospital, Hampton, Va.  He was a native of Oriental, N.C., and a veteran of the U. S. Army.  His funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church, Oriental, with the Rev. Slater Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.  He is survived by his son, Gregory Miller Jr. of San Marcos, Calif.; three daughters, Binettea Freeman of Petersburg, Va., Chereese Miller of Richmond, Va., Lauren Bland Miller of Hampton, Va.; his mother, Christine Miller Cannon of Oriental; and his father, Irving Matthews Harvey and stepmother, Earlene Harvey of Hampton, Va.; three brothers, Ervan Harvey Jr. of Columbia, S.C., Keith Cannon of Oriental and Tony Manuel of Merritt; seven sisters, Pamela Cox, Ashley Hill and Nikki Giovanni Hill of Columbia, S.C., Sandra Patrick and Lynn Gardner, Stephanie Henderson of New Bern, and Gwendolyn Cannon of Oriental.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 72 Perkins St., Oriental.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, February 13, 2011)

Henry Austin Miller

BAYBORO - Henry Austin Miller, 83, of 729 Harper Road, passed away at his home Monday, January 15, 2007. He was a World War II Veteran and member of Bayboro Baptist Church. He retired from the N.C. Department of Agriculture.   He was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn Ruth Miller.  He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rowena Willis Miller; two sons, retired Pamlico County Sheriff, Danny Miller and his wife, Becky of Bayboro, and Jerry Miller and his wife, Cathy of Raleigh; five grandchildren, Sherry Riggs and her husband, Will of Alliance, Bryan Miller of Alexandria, VA, Jonathan Miller of Troy, NY, Jennifer Miller of Raleigh and Neal Miller of Bayboro; special friends, Foster "Babe" Watts and his wife, Debra; and great-granddaughter, Macy Watts.  Visitation will be at Bryant Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, January 17, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, with Rev. Scott Fitzgerald and Rev. Lee Toler officiating. Burial will be in the Cowell Cemetery in Alliance.  Flowers are welcome, but those who prefer are asked to make donations in Mr. Miller's memory to Pamlico County Hospice, P.O. Box 949, Bayboro, NC 28515.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - January 17, 2007; pg. B8)

James Meedum Miller

ARAPAHOE - James Meedum Miller, 83, died Jan. 11, 2008, at his home.  He was a retired ferry boat captain for the state of North Carolina and a member of the Arapahoe F.W.B. Church.  A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 18, at the Arapahoe F.W.B. Church with the Rev. Tommy Bulla officiating.  He is survived by one daughter, Gileah Miller of Arapahoe, and one sister, Doris Harris of Pamlico.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and at other times at the home of his daughter, Gileah Miller, 89 Hardison Field Road, Arapahoe.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, January 16, 2008)

James O. Miller

BALTIMORE - James O. "Big Baby" Miller, 69, died Sunday, July 20, 2008.  He was a native of Pamlico County, N.C., and moved to Baltimore after he graduated from high school. He worked for Bethlehem Steel Company until he retired in 1989.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Antioch United Church of Christ, Maribel, N.C., with the Rev James Heath officiating.  Interment will be in Hudnell Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Bernice M. Miller of the home; two daughters, Bonnie Brown of Grifton, N.C., and Bernita Branch of Baltimore; two grandchildren; his step-mother, Naomi Miller of Maribel.; one brother, Bryant Miller of Maribel.; eight sisters, Elizabeth Gibbs and Thelma Dixon of Maribel, Lucille Tripp of Grantsboro, N.C., Grace Jones of Bayboro, N.C., Dorothy Dowdy of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Emma Lee and Joyce Johnson of Portsmouth, Va., and Shirlene Dalrymple of Richmond, Va.; and step-sisters, Dorothy Blythe and Cassie Wiggins of Philadelphia, Pa.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] Saturday, July 26, 2008)

Jesse Luther Miller

Jesse Luther Miller, 57, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a member of Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 359. He was employed by Weyerhaeuser and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ferny Miller.  He is survived by his wife, Cindy Miller of the home; his mother, Louise Miller of Bayboro; one brother, Kenneth Miller and wife, Janie, of Bayboro; two sisters, Mary Phelps of Chesapeake, Va. and Betty Miller of Stonewall; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Oriental United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Sexton and the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. Interment to follow at Oriental Cemetery with Masonic Rites by Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 359.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] Wednesday, August 17, 2011)

Lewis Henderson Miller

BAYBORO - Lewis Henderson Miller, 71, of 1507 N.C. 304, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He was a native of Pamlico County and a former Seven Up, Shop and Stop and Milk Factory employee.  His funeral will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Mt. Zion MB Church, 67 Martin Road, Arapahoe, with the Rev. J. O. Collins, pastor and the Rev. Harry Woolford, eulogist. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his sister, Inez Miller Bess of Bayboro and brother, Jessie Redell Miller of the home.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing hours are 9 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the mortuary.   Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] October 24, 2012)

Lillian Edwards Miller
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 30, 2009)
Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Maretta Florence Carawan Miller

CHESAPEAKE - Maretta Florence Carawan Miller, 96, of the 1300 block of Savory Crescent, went to be with the Lord March 30, 2006, in Norfolk. A native of Lowland, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary Swain Carawan and the wife of the late Curtis Hugh Miller. A graduate of Great Bridge High School, she was the valedictorian of her class and recipient of the Good Citizenship Medal. She was a salesperson at Ann's Hallmark in Great Bridge for 20 years until she was 88 years old. She was also the oldest living member of her beloved Oaklette United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Ruckman Sunday school class and the Methodist Women. Mrs. Miller volunteered by knitting infant caps for Chesapeake General Hospital and for friends and relatives. One of her favorite pastimes was catching fish. A beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, she was kind, strong, and gentle and will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by a daughter, Constance A. Tucker and her husband Richard of Chesapeake; a son, Leslie Hugh Miller and his wife Ann of Virginia Beach; three granddaughters, Teresa Ann Walsh and her husband Matt of Chesapeake, Lorri Ann Abdolahzahdeh and her husband Hamid and Joan Suzanne Michaud and her husband Dave, all of Virginia Beach; three grandsons, Leslie Hugh Miller Jr. of Roanoke, Douglas Wayne Huston and his wife Nancy Reed of Virginia Beach and David Miller and his wife Betsy of Roanoke; 16 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Alex, McCall, Samantha, Reed, Matthew, Anna, Sarah, Jack, William, Mia, Les, Brandon, Rachel, Jordan and Drew; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.  A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Oaklette United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gene Meeks officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and at the residence at all other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 1, 2001)

Opal Doris Brinson Miller

GRANTSBORO - Opal Doris Brinson Miller, 86, of Scott Town Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Carolina East Medical Center.  She is survived by one daughter, Dot Jones of Dover; one brother, Joseph Brinson of Alexandria, Va.; three sisters, Ramona B. Gray of New Bern, Lillian B. Robinson of Clarksville, Tenn., and Cora B. Reagan of Stanley; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronnie Aycock officiating. Burial will follow in Paul Cemetery in Arapahoe.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] Thursday, January 21, 2010)

Sylvester Leon Miller

BAYBORO - Sylvester Leon Miller, 54, died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the CarolinaEast Medical Center, New Bern. He was a graduate of Pamlico Central School Class of 1976. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Antioch Church of Christ. He was previously employed with the National Zoo and the Maintenance Department of the F.D.I.C., both located in Washington, D.C.  He is survived by one daughter, Candance Miller of Temple Hills, Md.; two brothers, Milton Miller of New York and Claude Miller of Bayboro; two sisters, Florence Benjamin of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Debra Malik of Temple Hills, Md.; and his stepmother, Doris Miller of Bayboro. Viewing will be held today at the church one hour prior to the service.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Antioch Church of Christ with the Rev. Genard Sawyer, pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will immediately follow the service in Hudnell Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 13, 2011)

Sarah Elizabeth Green Minor

ORIENTAL - Sarah Elizabeth Green Minor, 93, of 2415 Kershaw Road, died Jan. 8, 2006 at Kingbrooks Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.  She was a native of Pamlico County, a member of St. Stephen M.B. Church and served as a Mother of the Church and as an usher.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at St. Stephen M.B. Church with the Rev. Serenius Willis officiating.  Burial will be in St. Stephen M.B. Church Cemetery.  She is survived by three sons, Ervin L. Minor and Calvin Minor of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Edwin Minor of Elmont N.Y.; four daughters, Annette Stallings, Susie M. Smith, Louvenia A. Dash and Beulah Minor, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, James Green of Oriental; one sister, Queenie Green Hand of Oriental; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 15, 2006)

Betty Wheeler Misselhorn

REELSBORO - Betty Wheeler Misselhorn, 63, died Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Broad Street Christian Church.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Earl Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Francis M. Misselhorn; one son, Robert P. Misselhorn of Raleigh; one daughter, Laura Foxworthy of Bensalem, Penn; one brother, Robert Wheeler of New Bern; four grandchildren, Peyton Misselhorn, Jennifer Foxworthy, Stephen Foxworthy and Brandon Foxworthy; and one great-nephew, Brandon Wheeler.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, just prior to the funeral service.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] Saturday, September 13, 2008)

Connie Marie Mitchell

ALLIANCE - Connie Marie Mitchell, 51, died Nov. 22, 2007, at home.  She is survived by her parents, James A. and Connie I. Mithell of Alliance; one son, Allen Schell of Alma, Ga.; one daughter, Deana Corrigan of Millersberg, Pa.; one brother, James A. Mitchell Jr. of Alliance; one sister, Sara Mitchell of New Bern; and three grandchildren.  Memorial services will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, also at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, February 15, 2008)

Johnnie Mitchell, Sr.

Johnnie Mitchell Sr., 65, of New Bern died Wednesday, February 19, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a retired carpenter, welder and fisherman, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alliance Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow in Sandhill Cemetery, Reelsboro, at 3:30 p.m.  Mr. Mitchell is survived by Linda Mitchell of New Bern; his five children, Penny Mitchell Jenkins of New Bern, Tina Marie Mitchell of Grantsboro, Johnnie M. Mitchell Jr. of Grantsboro, Barbara Mitchell Ramsey of Havelock and Mary Mitchell Wuellner of Trent Woods; five brothers, Randolph Mitchell of Reelsboro, Thomas Sawyer of Reelsboro, William Sawyer of Florida, Dewitt Sawyer of Reelsboro and Jackie Sawyer of Reelsboro; two sisters, Patricia Dail of Mississippi and Goldie Wells of New Bern; fourteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Edwards.  The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10 to noon at Pollock-Best Funeral Home in New Bern.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, February 22, 2008)

Peter A. Mitchell

Peter A. Mitchell, 71, of the Merritt community, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at his home.  He was a member of St. Peter, The Fisherman Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and was retired director of sales for the Marine and Industrial Division of Chrysler Corp. He was a member of the Sailing Club of Oriental and the Pamlico County Law Enforcement Association.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter, The Fisherman Catholic Church, Oriental, with Rev. Paul Mizener officiating.  He is survived by his widow, Laura K. Mitchell; two sons, Daniel A. Mitchell of Virginia and Thomas J. Mitchell of South Dakota; one daughter, Kim Marie Clark Botha of Utah; one brother, John J. Mitchell of Merritt; two sisters, Connie Mitchell Schulman of New York and Mary Ann Sconzo of New York; and 10 grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 16, 2005)

Pauline Bateman Mizell
[Oct. 2, 1915 - Nov. 27, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper] - Dec. 1, 1999)

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