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Arnold Gilbert Sadler
[Mar. 24, 1928 - Mar. 10, 2000]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Mar. 2000)

Augustus Adolph Sadler, Sr.

Adolph Augustus Sadler Sr., 74, of Chocowinity died Sunday in his home.  Services will be at 11 am Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home with George H. Murray IV officiating.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  A native of Pamlico County, he was the son of the late Augustus M. and Theresa Swindell Sadler.  He was a retired seafood salesman, a member of Wanoca Presbyterian Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Sadler is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma Cherry Sadler; a son, Adolph A. Sadler, Jr. of Chocowinity; three daughters, Mrs. Harley (Toby) Furman, Mrs. Geralf (Gladys) Roop and Mrs. Stephen (Betty) Boyd, all of Chocowinity; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was the father of Theresia Sadler Sawyer, who died in 1979, and Alma "Tootsie" Everett, who died in 1985.  The family will receive friends today from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the funeral home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - June 29, 1987)  [Kindly submitted by Jan Orndorff who gave the following information: Augustus Adolph Sadler, born 6 Jul 1912, Marshes of Hobucken, Pamlico Co., NC; died 28 Jun 1987]

Bernice Lewis Sadler

Ms. Bernice Lewis Sadler, 91, of Lowland, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at home. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Earl Sadler Jr. and John Carawan officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Wednesday, October 6, 2010)

Cecil Sherwood Sadler

HOBUCKEN - Cecil Sherwood Sadler, 81, of Hobucken died Wednesday, July 2 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Graveside service was held Friday, July 4, 3:00 p.m. at the Barnett Cemetery with Murray Sadler officiating.  He is survived by his wife, Irene Sadler; son, Robert Sadler of Alabama; six daughters, Jacqueline Buck of Grantsboro, Janice Demere of Everglades, FL, Wilma Peabody of Carrollton, VA, Carol Voliva Whitfield, Karen Williams O'Neal and Stella Peabody, of Hobucken; three sisters, Roma Sands of San Antonio, TX, Elsie Hokum and Louise Dillard, both of New Bern; one brother, Fulcher Sadler of Wilmington; 23 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements by Norris-Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (unknown newspaper & date)  [Kindly submitted by Jan Orndorff who gave the following information: Cecil Sherwood Sadler, born 20 Aug 1915, Hobucken, Pamlico Co., NC; died 2 July 1997; son of Foy Sadler & Estella Parson]

Effie Swindell Cavanaugh Sadler
[Feb. 3, 1911 - Mar. 21, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Mar. 2002)

Irene Williamson Sadler
[Feb. 9, 1916 - July 30, 1999; d/o Samuel Williamson & Ella Mae Ireland & wife of Cecil Sherwood Sadler]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Aug. 1999)

Juanita Williams Sadler

Juanita Williams Sadler, 82, of Hobucken died March 13 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is survived by four sons, Raymond Rhoden, Doran Sadler, Murray Lynn Sadler and Mitchell Sadler; two daughters, Rhonda Luckey and Bonny West; sister, Loretta Rogers; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held March 17 at New Vision Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Margaret Beall and Rev. Joyce Swimm officiating. Interment was in Barnett cemetery. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 21, 2012)

Julia Louise McCotter Sadler

Julia “Louise” McCotter Sadler, 95, of Alliance passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012, at home. She was a member of the Bayboro United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Sadler. She is survived by five daughters, Margaret Trott and husband, Dave, of Chocowinity, Sandra Nutting and husband, Bob, of Coatsville, PA, Linda Wayne of Arapahoe, Betty Pelletier and husband, Jake, of Kinston and Miriam Prescott and husband, Terry, of Merritt; one son, Robert “Robby” Sadler and wife, Martha, of Merritt; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Monday, July 9, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. The family received friends following the service at the funeral home.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, July 11, 2012)

Linda K. Sadler
[Aug. 21, 1947 - Oct. 28, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Oct. 1999)

Murray Lee Sadler

Murray Lee Sadler, 85, of Aurora, originally of Hobucken, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Vidant In-patient Hospice in Greenville. He served in the United States Army, was a commercial fisherman and retired from Electrolux. He was a member of the Aurora Church of God and served as a Minister for Craven County Jail for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Diane of the home; six sons, Doran Sadler and Lynn Sadler, both of Hobucken, Mickey Sadler of Granstboro, Tony O’Steen of Hobucken, Timmy O’Steen of Florida and Tommy O’Steen of New Bern; three daughters, Bonny West of Chocowinity, Tammy Lewis of Edward and Robyn Strong of Knightdale; two step-children, Ray Rhoden and Rhonda Luckey, both of Hobucken; two sisters, Alice Bateman of Hobucken and Amy Copen of West Virginia; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Langford, Rev. Joseph Leonard and Rev. Doug Allen officiating. Interment will follow immediately in Barnett Cemetery, Hobucken. The family received friends and relatives Tuesday night at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - October 10, 2012)

Patty Swindell Sadler
[June 13, 1964 - Nov. 4, 2003]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Nov. 2003)

Royce R. [Rufus] Sadler, Sr.
[Sept. 18, 1922 - Mar. 14, 2010]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Mar. 2010)

Velma Stanton Sadler

SILER CITY - Velma Stanton Sadler, 67, of 900 West Dolphin St., Siler City, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at Sun Bridge Care Facilities, Siler City. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at Sapling Ridge United Methodist Cemetery, 5016 Silk-Hope-Gum Spring Road, Siler City, conducted by Rev. Lamont Hemminger.  Mrs. Sadler was a native of Pamlico County, a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church and was a Siler City Police Dispatcher for 15 years.  Survivors include son, Lou Sadler of Carthage; daughter, Lori Sadler of Carthage; sisters, Mary Ann Self and husband, Dwight of Siler City and Carolyn Lemons and husband, Tommy of Apex.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - November 2, 2002; pg. B9)

Walter Carmon Sadler
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Oct. 2001)

Norman David Sanborn

REELSBORO - Norman David Sanborn, 69, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at his home.  He had worked in the civil service and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Little Rock Youth Center of the Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church in Grantsboro.  He is survived by one son, Marty Sanburn of Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Norma Bagino and Nora Wheeler, both of Riverside, N.J., and Noreen Savage of Pennsylvania; one sister, JoAnn Varney of Jamaica Plains, Mass.; and 14 grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, August 15, 2007)

Celius C. Sanderlin, Jr.
[July 18, 1924 - Mar. 3, 2004]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Mar. 2004)

REELSBORO - Celius C. "Bud" Sanderlin, Jr., 79, died Wednesday, March 3 at his home. A funeral service was held Friday, March 5, 11 am, at Calvary Baptist Church in New Bern with Pastor Bill Wingard and Pastor Dwight Williams officiating. Burial was in the Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken.  He was retired from the US Coast Guard.  He is survived by one son, Celius Charles Sanderlin, III of Reelsboro; one daughter, Patty Sue Edwards of Reelsboro; two sisters, Florence Scaff of Moyock and Gladys Harris of Newport News, VA; and 10 grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Vera Gaskill Sanderlin
[Apr. 22, 1929 - May 3, 2002]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - May 2002)

Roderick Lynn Sanders

REELSBORO - Roderick Lynn Sanders, 58, of Merritt, died Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Reelsboro.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and NASCAR fan.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward "Dalton" & Sarah Sanders; daughter, Crystal Lynn Sanders; and grandson, Roderick Dalton Sanders.  He is survived by his wife, Linda M. Sanders; three daughters, Tanya S. Dixon and children, Allison K. and Arron "Del" Dixon, all of Grifton, Patricia S. Riggs and children, Hannah R. and E. "Bryan" Riggs Jr., all of Florence, and Nicki S. Ernst, husband, Clay A., and children, Shawn R. and Jaden M. Ernst, all of Reelsboro; and one sister, Camilla S. Mitchell of Oklahoma City.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Riley Green officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, April 19, 2010)

Bruce Daniel Sapp

RALEIGH - As rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh for 36 years, the Rev. Bruce Daniel Sapp stood against racial prejudice in the struggle for civil rights and preached against homophobia in the age of HIV and AIDS. He died Tuesday of heart failure at age 73.  "He made a lot of spiritual progress possible for a lot of people," said author Alan Gurganus, who knew Sapp only by reputation until about six years ago when Gurganus moved home to Rocky Mount from New York. Since then, they had become good friends.  Gurganus described Sapp as someone who had a complete sense of self and who could use it to help people make things possible for themselves.  Gurganus knew about Sapp's efforts to help members of the church accept racial integration. "He had a really profound sense of social conscience," Gurganus said.  When some white members walked out of the church because African-Americans attended the services, Sapp was wise enough to realize that they would be back, and he welcomed them warmly when they returned.  "Part of Dan's genius was to make homophobia and racism unacceptable," Gurganus said.   Sapp's skill as a preacher also made him an exceptional religious leader. He could anticipate the congregation's reaction to what he had said and respond to it.  "His sermons were more like conversations than like lectures," Gurganus said.  Born in Pamlico County, Sapp grew up in New Bern and Rich Square. He attended what is now Appalachian State University until he was inducted into the Army Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to a B-17 Flying Fortress crew. He served both as a radio operator and a gunner on bombing missions over Germany.  After the war, Sapp earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent two years as an advertising salesman for The News & Observer before returning to school at the Virginia Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va.  Sapp became assistant rector at Christ Church in 1955 and rector a year later. He held the position until he retired in 1992.  Under Sapp's leadership, the church set up relief programs to provide food and clothing to the needy and later established an AIDS ministry in the face of controversy.   Sapp was married to Tharon Elizabeth Young of Boone, who died in 1990.  He is survived by four children: Tharon Dunn of Nantucket, Mass., Judith Searcy of New York City, Carver Sapp of Raleigh and Dan Sapp Jr. of Mill Valley, Calif.   The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church. The family will receive callers at the parish house after the service.  Memorials may be made to Wake County Relief, Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 25778, Raleigh NC 27611.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - December 3, 1998; pg. B7)

Mavis M. Saulter

GRANTSBORO - Mavis M. Saulter, 84, went home to be with the Lord, February 28, 2011.  She was a charter member of Pamlico Presbyterian Church. Mavis was a devoted wife and mother who loved to cook, play bingo and garden.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Saulter Sr., one daughter, Martha Ann Saulter and a grandson, Randall Lee Hargett.  Mavis is survived by her children, Charlie Saulter Jr. and wife, Linda, of Bridgeton, Archie Saulter and wife Linda, Ronald Saulter and wife Vicky, Carol Church and husband Stan, all of New Bern, Debra Harris and husband Alton of Reelsboro, Pamela Tripp and husband Mike of Whortonsville; two brothers, James Marshburn of Richlands, C.W. Marshburn of Smithfield; two sisters, Louise Ramsey of Beaufort, SC and Betty Hanna of New Bern; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at Cotten Chapel with the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (The Sun Journal New Bern, NC] – Friday, March 4, 2011)

Alfred Frederick Saunders

NEW BERN - Alfred Fredrick "Butch/Bush" Saunders, 67, of 3008 Westminster Drive, Apt. H, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his residence.  He was a native of the Broad Creek Community of Oriental and was a member of the 1962 Class of Pamlico Central School. He was formerly employed with Garland Fulcher Seafood and Muse Seafood.  His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Broad Creek United Church of Christ with the Rev. Siechieh Redd officiating. The interment will follow in the Broad Creek Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his mother, Icelina Saunders of Oriental; one daughter, Malissa S. Nelson of Raleigh; one stepson, Leon Green of Raleigh; one brother, Calvin Saunders of Oriental; and one sister, Janis Hamilton of New Bern; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (The Sun Journal New Bern, NC] – January 20, 2011)

Almeda Enoch Saunders

ORIENTAL - Almeda Enoch Saunders, 84, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro.   She was a native of Burlington and was a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School. Her education was continued at Shaw University, NCC University, Winston Salem College and East Carolina University. She was employed by the Pamlico County School System and taught at Pamlico Central, Fred Anderson Elementary and Pamlico Middle School. She was a member of Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church and served on the Hospitality Committee, was chairperson of the Women's Day Committee for five years and was a Mother of the Church.   Her funeral will be at noon, Saturday at the New Bern Eastern M.B. Association Headquarters, 885 N.C. 306 North, Grantsboro, with the Rev. Larry Faison, eulogist. The interment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park.   She is survived by her son, Gerald E. Saunders Jr. of Washington, D.C.; one daughter, Amelia Denise Saunders of the home; one grandson; one brother, Claude Allen Enoch of Burlington and one sister, Carlene Barbee of Burlington.   The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be at Oscar's Mortuary on Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Association Headquarters one hour prior to the service.   Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (The Sun Journal New Bern, NC] – Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010)

Gerald Eugene Saunders, Sr.

Gerald Eugene Saunders Sr., 82, of 20301 N,C. Hwy. 55, Oriental, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was an educator in the Pamlico County school system for 34 years, including 16 years as a principal. He attended the Pamlico County Training School, Shaw University, North Carolina Central University, N. C. A & T University, East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a B.S. degree, a master's degree and principal's and administrator certifications. He formerly served as financial secretary and trustee at Pilgrim Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and several programs within the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association.  His funeral will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Headquarters, Hwy. 306 N., Grantsboro, with the Rev. James Williams and the Rev. G.O. Greene Sr. officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  He is survived by his wife. Almeda Enoch Saunders of the home; one son, Gerald E. Saunders Jr. of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Amelia Denise Saunders of the home and Brenda Greene of Raleigh; two sisters, Gertrude Saunders Greene of Oriental and Grace Saunders Hudson of Arapahoe; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Oscar's Mortuary and Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, December 23, 2008)

Icelina Thompson Saunders

ORIENTAL - Icelina Thompson Saunders, 89, of 77 Marsh Lane, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.  She was a member of Broad Creek United Church of Christ serving on the Mother's Board. She was formerly employed by the Pamlico County School System.  Her funeral will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Broad Creek United Church of Christ, Straight Road, Oriental with the Rev. Siechieh Reed officiating. The burial will follow at the Church Cemetery.  She is survived by her son, Calvin Syril Saunders and daughter, Janis Hamilton, both of Oriental; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 1590 Orchard Creek Road, Oriental.  Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.

Barbara Gail Johnson Sawyer
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1988

Benjamin Sawyer

Benjamin "Frankie" Sawyer, 70, of 13170 N.C. Highway 55 East, Alliance, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Swain officiating. Interment will be in Tyndall Cemetery.  He is survived by his brother, William B. Sawyer of Alliance; and three sisters, Marguerite Sawyer and Lydia Connett, both of Alliance, and Mildred Phillips of Fort Barnwell.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - May 17, 2008)

Charles Drewey Sawyer, Sr.

Charles “Charlie” Drewey Sawyer, Sr., 70, of Bayboro died Friday, August 17, 2012, at home. He is survived by his wife, Carressa Sawyer; two sons, Drew Sawyer of Lowland and Wade Sawyer of Olympia; four brothers, Odell Sawyer of Arapahoe, Freddie Sawyer of New Bern, Bill Sawyer of Hobucken and Pie Sawyer of Oriental; two sisters, Geraldine Sadler of Fayetteville and Mary Smith of Olympia; and four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, at Grantsboro cemetery with the Rev. Robert Miller and Rev. Lee Toler officiating. The family received friends Tuesday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – August 22, 2012)
 

Mabel Sadler Sawyer

REELSBORO - Mabel Sadler Sawyer, 93, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at Britthaven of Pamlico. She was born December 15, 1912, the daughter of the late Ben and Sallie Sadler, in Hobucken. She married Henry Sawyer in March 1940. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1990. Three of her sons, Charles Kafer Potter, Bobby Potter and Carroll Sawyer, also preceded her in death.  Mrs. Sawyer was a beautiful lady and a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was a true friend with a great sense of humor. She will be missed by everyone.  She is survived by her children, Earl Potter and wife Sarah of New Bern, B.J. Sawyer of Reelsboro, Sandra S. Powers and husband Mike of Grantsboro, and Janice S. Shorey and husband Miles of Oriental; brother, George Sadler of Chesapeake, Va.; sister, Dorothy Campen of Chesapeake, Va.; much loved sister-in-law, Lillian Sadler of Hobucken; much loved daughter-in-law, Linda Sawyer; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hardison officiating. Burial will be in Oriental Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 1, 2006)

Milton Harris Sawyer

MARIBEL - Milton Harris Sawyer, 56, of 537 Swan Point Road, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at his residence.  He was a graduate of Pamlico County High School and was employed as "The Handy Man."  His funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at St. Galilee M.B. Church with the Rev. L. A. Dillahunt officiating. The burial will be in the Sawyer Family Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Carrie Jones Sawyer and daughter, Teruko Sawyer of Vandemere; five brothers, Charles Jones, James Sawyer Jr., and Eugene Sawyer, all of Bayboro, Alonza Sawyer of Oriental and Gregory Sawyer of Culpepper, Va.; three sisters, Frances Crowder of New York, N.Y., Mamie Sutton of Culpepper, Va. and Mary Atkinson of Stafford, Va.; three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of his niece, Simesha Sawyer, 511 Swan Point Road, Maribel.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - January 30, 2011)

Queenie Isabell Sawyer

Queenie Isabell Sawyer, 78, of 232 Alfred Road, the Maribel community, Bayboro, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  She was a lifetime member of Antioch Christian Church where she served on the Usher Board. She was employed with civil service aboard Cherry Point as a shipping-receiving supply clerk.   The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Antioch Christian Church with the Rev. James Heath officiating. Burial will be in the Sawyer family cemetery.   She is survived by two sons, Dennis Sawyer of New Bern and James Sawyer of Bear, Del.; three daughters, Violet Sawyer of New York, N.Y., Vandella Diggins of Willingboro, N.J., and Judy Newell of the Maribel community; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Davis of Bayboro.  Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2008, at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.   The family will receive friends at the residence.   Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, April 17, 2008)

Samuel Lewis  Sawyer

 Samuel Lewis Sawyer, 61, died peacefully March 25, 2010. Sam was preceded in death by wife Barbara Johnston Sawyer and parents Robert and Elsie Sawyer of Maribel. Among his survivors are brothers Albert and his wife Vivian; Bobby and Jimmy Sawyer of Lexington; sister Ada Cuthrell and husband Frank of Vanceboro. A memorial graveside service was held April 17, 2010 at Celestial Gardens, Cash Corner, with Rev. William Sealy of Vanceboro officiating. Sambo was a good mechanic and had a smile for all that knew him.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – April 21, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Thelma L. Scheier

Thelma L. Scheier, 78, passed away Sept. 19, 2001 in her residence. Our loving mother was welcomed into the everlasting arms of our savior Jesus Christ, with the sounds of dad's golden trumpet, a sound she has longed to hear since his passing.  Born in Lowland, N.C., she was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church of Norfolk.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Scheier. Surviving her are three daughters, Teresa A. Harrison and husband John, Susan A. Scott and husband Carlton, Kimberly M. Yarborough and husband Timothy; two sons, Garry S. Scheier and wife Suzanne and Gregory L. Scheier and wife Angela; nine grandchildren, Karen Jo Sims, Ruth Anne, John-John, Alan, Robert, Aaron Y., Teresa, Melissa and Aaron S.; two great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Cody; three sisters, Doris Riddle, Derlie James and Leatha Wooten; and two brothers, Marcus Lewis and Justin Lewis.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2901 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA 23518 by the Rev. Bob E. DeWitt. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - September 20, 2001; pg. B6)

Gladys Martin Schmidt

ORIENTAL - Gladys Martin Schmidt died Palm Sunday, April 1, 2007.  She was born April 27, 1905 in Kemp, Ill., but spent most of her adult years in Richmond, Va.  She was known to all as “Marti,” an affectionate nickname given by her husband, Alfred Schmidt, who died in 1960. Marti retired in 1967 and has resided since with her daughter, Marlene, and son-in-law Cecil R. Sykes. She enjoyed living with them in Thai-land, Canada, California, Belgium, Virginia and North Carolina. Marti loved to travel and made many excursions from the locations where the family was posted.  She was an avid gardener, accomplished at needlework and expert in the craft of decoupage. Marti reluctantly gave up her auto in her early 90’s. She was a lifelong Lutheran but attended St. Thomas Episcopal Church during her years in Oriental.  Marti is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Cecil Sykes; sons, Gerald Schmidt and James Schmidt of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be conducted at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Oriental at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Va.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, April 3, 2007)

Robert Joseph Schmidt

MERRITT - Robert "Bob" Joseph Schmidt, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at home.  He was a member of the Oriental County. He was active with PAWS and was a Spanish interpreter for Hope Clinic. He was also a consultant with Drug Free America. He wrote the "Manual of Standards" for U.S. prisons. He was a longtime member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  He is survived by his wife, Jackie Schmidt of the home; three sons, Robert Schmidt of New Jersey, Dale Schmidt of Delaware and Toby Schmidt of Texas; two daughters, Beth North of Montana and Paula Schmidt of Alaska; two sisters, Karla Stukey of Arizona and Donnie Thomas of Florida; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating.  A visitation and vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday night, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, February 15, 2011)

Roxanne Marie McGrady Schock

Roxanne Marie McGrady Schock, 55, of Arapahoe died November 21 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She dedicated her life to the field of endocrinology and fighting juvenile diabetes. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Twine; two sons, Aaron Schock and Matthew Schock; one daughter, Taylor Schock; her parents, Robert and Joanne McGrady; two brothers, Michael McGrady. and John McGrady; one sister, Barbara Johnston; and two grandchildren. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, November 23, 2011)

Elmira McKinney Schultz

Elmira McKinney Schultz, 74, of the 600 block of Gladesdale Drive, died April 3, 1999, in a local hospital.  She was born in Mesic, N.C., and was a member of Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia Beach.  Survivors include her husband, Kenneth A. Schultz; two sons, Terry W. Schultz and his wife, Carolyn, of Eden, N.C., and Dale A. Schultz and his wife, Rebecca, of Chesapeake; her mother, Vertie W. McKinney of Alliance, N.C.; a brother, Albert T. McKinney of Mesic; four grandchildren, Karen Murdock, Kenneth Schultz, Kevin Schultz and Chad Schultz; three nieces; and three nephews.  A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. The ministers are Jimmy Bennett and Terry Schultz. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Roanoke Bible College, Elizabeth City, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 5, 1999; pg. B6)

Julian A. Scott

GRANTSBORO - Julian A. Scott, 88, of Grantsboro, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Britthaven of Pamlico Nursing Home.  Scott served in the Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart medal. He owned and operated Grantsboro Service Station from 1965 to 2001. He was an avid gardener.  His graveside funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Paul Cemetery in Silverhill. The family will receive friends following the service.  He is survived by three sons, Dennis Scott of New Bern, Jay Scott of Grantsboro and Derwood Scott of New Bern; two daughters, Shirley Paul of Pamlico County and Vicky Rodgers of Grantsboro; his sister, Nina Elliot of Whiteville; and nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations of Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, February 28, 2012)

 Osborn Leo Scott

Osborn Leo Scott, 82, of Grantsboro, died Friday, Aug. 7, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He retired from Coca-Cola and was a member of Bayboro Masonic Lodge #331.  A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 1t Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Clark officiating.  Burial followed in Paul Cemetery at Silverhill with Masonic Rites.  He is survived by his wife Gail Dixon Scott; brother, Julian Scott of Grantsboro; and sister, Nina Elliott of Whiteville.  The family received friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements were by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, August 12, 2009)  Kindly submitted by Shirley Gabbert.

Velma Harper Scott

GRANTSBORO - Velma Harper Scott, 94, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Gardens of Pamlico.  She was a member of the New Bethlehem FWB church.  She is survived by one son, Terry Scott of Grantsboro; one daughter, Susie S. Banks of Arapahoe; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.  Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at New Bethlehem FWB Church with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and the Rev. Graham Lane officiating. Interment will follow at New Bethlehem Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, June 24, 2012)

William "Billy" Scott

GRANTSBORO - Billy “Shrimp Man” Scott, 62, died at his home.  He attended Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a commercial fisherman.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Graham Lane and David Harris officiating.  He is survived by one son, Matthew Scott of New Bern; one stepson, Jason Evans of Grantsboro; two daughters, Billie Jo Scott and Rhonda Tillman of Grantsboro; one step-daughter, Sandy McNinnch of Aurora; sister, Martha Heffelfinger of Rock Falls, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, April 19, 2007)

Dorothy Lupton Seaman

ALLIANCE - Dorothy Lupton Seaman, 81, of Gardens of Pamlico, died Friday, January 30, 2004 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  A service was held Sunday, February 1, 2004 at 2:00 pm at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance with the Rev. Jack Wolk officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Whortonsville.  Survivors include one son, James Boyd Seaman, Jr. of Raleigh; one brother, James Lloyd Lupton, Jr. of Bayboro; one nephew, Bruce Lupton and wife, Diane, of Stonewall; five nieces, Amelia Spencer and husband, Tommy, of Grantsboro, Narona Desmond and husband, John, of Charlotte, Marcia Spencer and husband, Edward, of Alliance, Brenda Stephenson of New Bern and Paula Woodard and husband, Alan, of Bayboro; give great nephews; four great-great nieces; and two great-great nephews.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - January 2004)

Bernice Estelle Sears

Bernice Estelle Sears, 80, of Alliance died October 2, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She was born in Abington, MA, to the late Wesley B. Sears and Ethel R. Sears. She graduated from Rockland High School, Rockland, MA, and Westfield State Teachers College, Westfield, MA. For 41 years, teaching school was her profession. She is survived by her sister, Janice S. Davis and brother-in-law, Arlen “Dave” Davis of Grantsboro, and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.   Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News - [Oriental, NC] - October 3, 2012)

Fanny Broadwaters Seawell

Fanny Broadwaters Seawell, 70, of the 800 block of Lesner Ave. died May 3, 1997, in her residence after a long bout with cancer.  A seamstress at La Vogue Ladies Shop at Military Circle, she was a native of Pamlico County, N.C., and a member of Colonial Heights Church of Christ. She was a member of Ocean View Seniors 60 Plus Club and a past member of Women of the Moose Chapter No. 157.  Survivors include her husband, Miles Seawell; daughter, Paula Brinson of Virginia Beach; granddaughter, Laura Hamill of Virginia Beach; great-granddaughter, Haley Hamill of Virginia Beach; nephew, Tony B. Day of Winterville, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.  A graveside funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. John N. Ashenfelder. The family will receive friends in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 4, 1997; pg. B6)

Fannie Carawan Selby

Fannie Carawan Selby, 82, of Chester, Va., died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at her home.  She was born and raised in Lowland and retired from Allied Chemical Chester Plant after 20-plus years of service.  Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell, Va. Burial will be in Bermuda Memorial Park, Chester, Va.  She is survived by two sons, Lacey Hall Jr. and Denard Hall; three daughters, Nancey Grose, Lenora Boss and Clara Coogle; one brother, James Roy Carawan; two sisters, Metta Rich and Verna Floyd; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Nelsen Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell, Va.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, April 18, 2009)

George William Sellers

George William Sellers, age 61, died Monday at James H. Quillen Veterans Hospital in Tenn. Graveside services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Sellers was born September 22, 1938 in Pamlico County, NC to the late Samuel and Minnie Bell Ethridge Sellers. Survivors include daughter, Melanie Sellers, of New York City; son, Troy Sellers of Maryville, Tenn.; brothers, Donald Lee Sellers of Raleigh, Samuel Wayne Sellers of Fredricksburg, Va.; sister, June Morris of Pollocksville, Janice Wages of Charleston, SC and Katherine Sellers of New Bern. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Service, 2704 W. Nash St. Wilson is in charge of the arrangements.  (The Knoxville News-Sentinel [Knoxville, TN - August 2, 2000; pg. A10)

Eugene Seward

ORIENTAL - Eugene Seward, 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011.  He was a school volunteer, a mentor for foster children and a member of the Oriental Volunteer Fire Department.  He is survived by his wife, Wendy R. Seward of the home, one son, Tyler R. Seward of Raleigh and one daughter, Whitney L. Seward of Boone.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating.  A vigil and visitation will be held 7 p.m. Friday, at the church.  Arrangements are by Bryant funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, December 16, 2011)

Clara Jane  Sharpe

Clara Jane Sharpe, age 84, of Oriental, NC went to be with the Lord March 4, 2012. She is survived by her son Robbin Sharpe; two brothers Bill Manley and Ronnie Manley; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sharpe was a retired nurse. A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Oriental, NC on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m.  (Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gail D'Angelo Shaw

BAYBORO - Gail D'Angelo Shaw, 74, of Bayboro died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at home.  She was a member of Bayboro United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Shaw; two sons, Kraig D. Shaw of Bayboro and Erik G. Shaw of Golden, Colo.; one daughter, Tipton G. Abrahams of Morehead City; one brother, Jay D'Angelo of Crown Point, Ind.; one sister, Sue Oliver of Phoenix, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.  A memorial service will be announced at a later time.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, June 16, 2010)

Kenneth Lee Shaw

GRANTSBORO - Kenneth "Kenny" Lee Shaw, 44, of 48 Robin Road, Grantsboro, died on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.  He was a 1989 graduate of Pamlico County High School and employed as a heavy equipment operator with the County of Pamlico. He enjoyed watching old westerns, making knives and shooting guns.  He is survived by: his wife, Nancy Spivey Shaw; two sons, Patrick and Nathan Shaw; two daughters, Taylor Shaw and Ashley Wiggins; one granddaughter; his parents, Maurice and Willie Shaw; two brothers, John and Marty Shaw; and one sister, Joy Lane.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midyette, officiating. Visitation of family and friends will also be held at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, March 26, 2014)

Sadye Shaw

There was a time when Newsome Farm was a quiet forgotten neighborhood, tucked away in a corner off Newtown Road, where even the most basic amenities were missing.   There were no sidewalks or street lights. After a heavy rain, water would stand knee-deep on the dirt roads. Trash and mail pickup was a sometime thing.  What made it particularly galling for resident Sadye Shaw was that Virginia Beach was in the midst of an unprecedented building boom that was transforming the city into the state's largest, while Newsome Farms was virtually ignored.  If anything, her friends said Friday, Shaw was determined. When the city announced 20 years ago it would target 12 low-income neighborhoods for improvements, including Newsome Farm, Shaw made sure her community would benefit.  And it was her determination, her drive and her generous spirit that friends celebrated on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, where Shaw's funeral drew together city officials and friends alike.   Shaw, 78, died March 30 at Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  ''She played a key role in getting improvements to Newsome Farm,'' said Andrew Friedman, the city's director of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation. ''She was precise, determined, energetic and always looking for ways to help the process, to help get the job done.''  It was Shaw, Friedman said, who invited then-City Manager Thomas Muehlenbeck to Newsome Farm to see firsthand the lack of basic services in the mostly black community. That meeting started a process that through the years culminated in new streets, lights, better drainage, and improved city services overall.  Today it is a handsome place, with tidy ranch homes - including the one that Sadye's husband, Norman, a bricklayer, built in 1963. He lives there today. Until her death, Shaw served as the secretary to the advisory committee on target neighborhoods.  Alice Green, who served on the New Light Civic League, another target neighborhood, said Shaw was a delightful person.  ''She was the same the first day I met her, the same person all the way through,'' Green said. ''She was very nice and enthusiastic about uplifting her community and her people.''  Shaw came to public attention for her work with the civic league, but her first love was education. Born in Bayboro, N.C., she was the daughter of Thomas T. and Cora McMillian Ringer. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Fayetteville State University and later master's degrees from North Carolina A & T State University and William and Mary College.  She worked as a teacher for more than 40 years, having taught in the Pender County, N.C., public schools and retired from the Norfolk Public Schools in 1982 as program adviser to teachers of emotionally disturbed children.  She and her husband had one daughter, Stephanie Shaw-Wilson, who died in 1994.  Luvenia M. Tyson, a neighbor, said Shaw was an active woman who could sew, fish, sing, play the piano and who loved to collect ceramics, many of which now cover the walls of her home.  ''She just loved people,'' Tyson said. ''She really did.''  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 5, 1997; pg. B1)

Mildred Hackney Shealy

Mildred Hackney Shealy died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Glen Care of Warsaw.  She was a resident of Arapahoe and a graduate of Pamlico Central High School.  Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Small's Chapel Christian Church, with Pastor Roderick Kornegay and the Rev. Freddie Hackney officiating.   Burial will be in the Piney Grove AMEZ Church Cemetery, Havelock.   She is survived by her sons, Thomas G. Shealy III and Charles Shealy, both of Arapahoe, and Phillip Jenkins of Charleston, S.C.; her mother, Rachel Fenner Hackney of Arapahoe; three brothers, John Hackney and Henry Hackney Jr., both of Arapahoe, and Willie Guy Hackney of Raleigh; and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the residence of her mother, 313 Taylor Neck Road, Arapahoe. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar's Mortuary.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, May 6, 2009)

James A. Shelton

QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. - James A. Shelton, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.  He was a native of Pamlico County.  His funeral will be held noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at St. Stephen MB Church with the Rev. Serinus Willis, pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  He is survived by his five daughters; one son; four brothers, George Shelton Jr., William Jasper Shelton, Freddie M. Shelton and Ernest A. Shelton and one sister, Margaret Minor, all of Oriental and a host of grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence of George Shelton Jr., 2335 Kershaw Road, Oriental.  Viewing will be at the church Tuesday one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – October 6, 2012)

Ethan Alexander Shepard

Ethan Alexander Shepard, 16 months, of Grantsboro died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, Brian & Brittany Burtis Shepard of Grantsboro; maternal grandparents, Bill & Kay Doty of Havelock and Sam & Margie Burtis of Grifton; maternal great-grandmother, Kirsta Trehern and husband, Bill, of Havelock; paternal grand-parents, Brian & Charlotte Shepard of Arapahoe; and paternal great-grandmother, Linda Johnson of New Bern. A private memo-rial service was held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 13, 2013)

David Glenn Shirk

David Glenn Shirk of Oriental passed away on Friday, November 28, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center. Dave was born December 20, 1952, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He lived in Medina, Ohio, with his family most of his pre-college years. He graduated from Purdue University with a master's degree in electrical engineering. While in college, he established his computer software company, Technical Systems Consultants, Inc. (TSC), located in West Lafayette, Ind., and relocated the business to Research Triangle Park in 1980. He married Marsha Helmke and moved to Oriental in 1989 and retired from his business.  Dave loved the water and this area of the coast. He was a sailor and traveled the Neuse River and Intracoastal Water Way often on his sailboat, Misbehavin.  He and Marsha opened and operated M&M's Restaurant in Oriental from 1994 to 2005, known as a favorite eating spot for locals and sailors traveling the Intracoastal Water Way.  In 2006, he established a recording studio and concert promotions business called Pamlico Sounds, which brought in several famous artists to perform in the Old Theater in Oriental, including George Winston, Leon Redbone, Roger Mcquin from the Bryds, Livingstone Taylor and Loudon Wainwright III.  He was an avid amateur radio operator since the age of 12, K14KQ, and recently upgraded his license to the highest level, Extra and changed his call sign to AA4OK.  He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Shirk. He is survived by his wife, Marsha; stepdaughters, Andrea Bruce of Washington, D.C., and Rebecca Rice and husband, Timmy; grandchildren, Brittany and Tobey Rice of Alliance; his mother, Alva Shirk of Medina, Ohio; and brother, Guy Shirk Jr. of Medina, Ohio.  A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, Alliance, with the Rev. Stan Brown officiating.  The family will receive friends at the home following the service, 303 Main Street, Oriental, N.C. 28571.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, November 30, 2008)

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