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Sandra K. Sorady

MARIBEL - Sandra K. Sorady, 62, of Maribel, NC died Saturday, March 15 at her home. A funeral service has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at 11:00 am at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.  She was an active member of the Pamlico County Primary School PTO as well as a volunteer with Hospice of Pamlico County.  She is survived by three sons, Michael Sorady of Kremling, CO, Timothy Sorady of Bath, PA and John A. Sorady of the home; grandson Alex Lawrence of the home; two daughters, Nicole Lawrence of Ottway, NC and Sonja Sato of Grantsboro; nine grandchildren, John Sato, Amanda Barragan, Tommy and Richard Gamblin, Nicholas Sorady, Alex Sorady, Alex Lawrence, Lissie Lawrence and Cailtyn Lawrence. In addition, she is survived by two brothers, Melvin Kravitz and David Kravitz; one sister, Dene McNulty; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Sorady.  The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home Monday evening, March 17 from 7 pm to 8 pm.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2003)

 David Dean Sorenson

David Dean Sorenson, 62, of Aurora, died, Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Pitt Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Susan Sorenson; daughters, Christina S. Henries, Lisa S. Price; and grandchildren, Andrea Henries, Jason Price and Kara Price. A memorial service was held February 25 at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – March 3, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Alexander John Sos

MERRITT - Alexander John Sos, 76, of Merritt, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Carolina East Medical Center.  He was a member of Pamlico United Methodist Church.   He is survived by his wife, Eloise H. Sos of Merritt; one son, Michael John Sos of Merritt; one daughter, Carol Ann Jowders of Merritt; two brothers, Robert Sos of Alpine, Calif., and Richard Sos of Yuma, Ariz.; three sisters, Esther Rohan of Oceanside, N.Y., Mary Hackl of Asheville, and Elizabeth Suri of Baldwin, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Owen Peele officiating. The burial will be in Bethel Free Will Baptist Church cemetery.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, December 2, 2009)

Anne Spicer Souder

ARAPAHOE - Anne Spicer Souder, 57, died Friday, April 8, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Bethany Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Edge officiating.  She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Spicer, and her husband, Ralph Souder, Sr.  She is survived by three daughters, Tracy Cheatham and husband, Rich, of Sanford, Shirley Barnes and husband, Mike, of Bayboro and Katherine Cowen and husband, Gene, of Summerville, SC; her mother, Ruth Spicer of Chesapeake, VA; three stepsons, Ray Souder and wife, Melanie, of Williamsburg, VA, Ralph Souder Jr. and wife, Lynn, of Rockingham, and Tony Souder and wife, Rhonda, of Chattanooga, TN; one stepdaughter, Marie Walker, and husband, R.W., of Wilmington; one brother, Michael E. Spicer, of Moyock; six grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Shirley Barnes, 287 NC Hwy. 307, Bayboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April 2005)

Mary Eugenia Gerald Southcomb

GRANTSBORO - Mary Eugenia Gerald Southcomb, 87, of Two Rivers Nursing Home, New Bern, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, (MGySgt) K.W. Southcomb, and is survived by her son, the Rev. David Southcomb of Greenville. Mrs. Southcomb was an only child, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gerald of Radford, Va. She attended Radford College (today Radford University) and Assembly Training School (today, the Presbyterian School of Christian Education) in Richmond, Va.  Mrs. Southcomb was the wife of a career U.S. Marine and traveled and worked in California, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina. She served in various community, church and civic organizations including president of the Women of the Church and Women's Circle chairperson in various churches in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and was a member of West New Bern Presbyterian Church. She also had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 59 years, and was a member of Craven Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, New Bern.  In the 1950s, she participated in the New Bern Business and Professional Women's Organization and in more recent times, served as the Heart Fund chairperson for Pamlico County. She also worked in a local soup kitchen and a community ministry for needy and abused persons.  Similarly, in recent years, she had served as a business instructor at Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro and both she and her husband began buying a house in Grantsboro in 1967, relocating from the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Pollock Best Chapel with the Rev. Denver Blevins officiating. Burial will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pollock Best Funerals and Cremations.  Arrangements by Pollock Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, December 21, 2007)

Lawrence Jason Southerland

REELSBORO - Lawrence Jason Southerland, 66, of 680 Chair Road, died Monday, December 23 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Norman and Penny Evelyn Summerlin Southerland, and sisters and brother, Norma Jean Southerland Blalock, Eddie Nelson Southerland and Sandra Southerland Taylor.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Ezzell Southerland; two daughters, Teresa Southerland Harris of New Bern and Paula Southerland Hardison and husband, David Lee Hardison of Reelsboro; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, whom he loved dearly; Donald Jason Harris, Christen Nicole Lee and husband Justin, Courtney Lea Hardison, Brittany Paige Harris and Cameron Brooke Lee; five brothers, Wayland Southerland, Frederick Bruce Southerland, Shelter Douglas Southerland, Gregory Alan Southerland and Dexter Wayne Southerland, all of Mt. Olive; and two sisters, Winifred Southerland Bell and Elizabeth Southerland Knowles, both of Mt. Olive.  A funeral service was held Friday, December 27, 2002, at 2:00 pm at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Roach and the Rev. Michael Oliver officiating. Burial was in Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro. The family received friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2002)

Vicie Quidley Soyars

NEW BERN - Vicie Quidley Soyars, 99, died peacefully Monday, October 24, 2011, at Bayview Nursing Home.  She was born September 5, 1912 to Thomas D. Quidley and Lorena Rawls Quidley of Pamlico. Her husband, Alvis Soyars preceded her in death on July 11, 1952. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also predeceased by brothers, Dallas, Oscar, and Thomas and a sister, Virginia Q. Brown.  She was a member of OES for sixty years where she served as a past worth matron.  She has been a mother figure to her nine nieces and nephews, Dallas Quidley Jr. (Sadie), Elton M. Quidley (Pam), Billy Quidley, deceased (Verna), Lorena Q. Leonard (Lloyd), Jack R. Quidley (Alice), Frances Q. Phillips (James), the Rev. Fred S. Quidley (Patsy), Thomas G. Quidley Jr., deceased (Gail) and William Hugh Brown, Jr. (Linda). She is also survived by her step-sister, Irene T. Muse and a special friend she called her daughter, Annette Helms.  Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, October 28, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Betty Jo Rodgers officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home as well as immediately following the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, October 27, 2011)

 Alice Y. Spain

[Private collection of Wm. Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Zion's Landmark, Vol. X, No. 20, dated Sept 1, 1877, Wilson, NC)

Evelyn Gaskill Spain
[July 25, 1921 - Sept. 20, 1999]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Sept. 1999)

Gladys Mayo Spain

GRANTSBORO - Gladys Mayo Spain, 74, died Tuesday, May 17 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was held Thursday, May 19, 3 pm in the Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken with the Rev. Mike Roach officiating.  She is survived by one daughter, Donna Walker of Arapahoe; one brother, James Mayo of Alliance; one sister, Ola Lewis of Hobucken; and two grandchildren.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - May 2005)

Grace P. Spain

REELSBORO - Grace P. Spain, 90, died Thursday, April 1 at Britthaven of Pamlico. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 3 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Field officiating. Burial was in Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Brentwood, MD.  She was a member of Reelsboro United Methodist Church and had worked with the US State Department.  She is survived by her husband, Thomas Spain; two sons, Victor Mannus of Welcome, MD and Jim Mannus of St. Louis, MO; and three brothers, Rex Potter of Reelsboro, Omer Potter of Newport and Orient Potter of Lowland.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - April  2004)

Herman Frank Spain
[Mar. 7, 1941 - Feb. 3, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Feb. 2001)

Lissa Sawyer Spain

MERRITT - Lissa Sawyer Spain, 41, died Sunday, December 15 at Craven Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 18, 3 pm, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Blaney Rowe and the Rev. Polly Taylor officiating. Burial was in Sandhill Cemetery.  She was a hairdresser and attended New Life Ministries Church and Stonewall United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Tommy Spain; one son, Devan Spain of the home; one daughter, Dair Spain of the home; parents, Charles and Myrul Sawyer of New Bern; two brothers, Charles Sawyer, Jr. of Alliance and Michael Sawyer of Arapahoe; one sister, Pamela Hughes of Alliance; in laws, Jimmy and Marie Spain of Stonewall; and one brother-in-law, Derek Spain and wife, Stephanie Spain, of Alliance.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 17.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - December 2002)

Joeanna Hopkins Spain

Joeanna Hopkins Spain, 101, of Hobucken died Sunday, Jan. 1 at Britthaven of Pamlico.  She was a member of Hobucken United Methodist Church.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Lee Toler officiating.  Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken.  She is survived by a son, Ernest Spain of Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter, Nellie S. Hopkins of Hobucken; a sister, Lillian Sadler of Hobucken; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends following the service at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, January 2, 2012)

Royce Elwood Spain
[July12, 1921 - June 3, 1998]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - June 1998)

Vernell Spain
[1923 - Aug. 27, 1997]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Aug. 1997)

Joseph Sparrow

Services for Joseph Sparrow of Orange will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Woody "Home for Services," 163 Oakwood Ave., Orange.  Mr. Sparrow died Thursday in the Hospital Center at Orange.  He was employed at the Royal Inn, East Orange, for four years before retiring in 1991. Previously, he had been a stocker for the Popular Club, Passaic, for 10 years, and, earlier, was a driver for William Carey Sanitation, Passaic, for 10 years.  Born in Vandemere, N.C., he lived in Orange and Passaic before returning to Orange in 1985.  Surviving are four daughters, Loretta, Lena, Mrs. Josephine Starr and Mrs. Audrey Oliver; two sons, William and Ralph; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Roberts, Mrs. Mavis Waiters, Mrs. Helen Davis and Mrs. Margie Conklin; two brothers, James and John; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  (The Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ] - June 1, 1999; pg. 26)

Charles Milton Speight

Charles Milton Speight, 66, of Grantsboro, died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a member of the Gethsemane Free Will Baptist Church in Tuscaroro. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and farmed for many years. He later worked for New Bern Oil and Fertilizer Co. in Grantsboro and retired from the Pamlico County Water Department.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Mon- day at Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home Chapel with his cousin Reverend Mike Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  He is survived by his widow, Lelar Tyndall Speight; son, Tony Speight of Grantsboro; daughter and son-in- law, Teresa and Gregory Harris of Grantsboro; mother, Delilah Wetherington Speight of Grantsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Donald Ward of Cove City; two very special grandchildren, Rebekah Rose "Pumpkin" Harris and Travis Charles "T" Harris, both of Grantsboro.  The family will receive friends at Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home, 7-8:30 Sunday and other times at the home, 306 North in Grantsboro.  Arrangements by Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - September 26, 1999; pg. B7)

Stephen Speiser

ORIENTAL - Stephen Speiser, 55, died Friday, July 8, 2005. He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Pamlico Co. Moose Lodge and Minnesott Golf & Country Club, a former member of the American Legion and was an active sailor in Oriental.  Graveside service with military honors will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville with Rev. John Regan officiating.  He is survived by two sons, Charles Speiser of Alliance and James Speiser of South Haven, MI; one brother, William (Bill) Speiser of Bellmore, Long Island, New York; and one grandson, Jesse Tyler Speiser.  The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 10, 2005)

Cynthia Burnett Brown Spence

NEW BERN - Cynthia Burnett Brown "Pam" Spence, 58, of New Bern, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 201, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  A native of Oriental, she is a former member of Galilee United Church of Christ, a 1972 graduate of Pamlico County High School, formerly employed by Verizon, and was an ordained minister with Circle of Love Ministries.  Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Clifton Hunt, pastor, the Rev. Victor Smith, officiate, and Rev. Slater Matthews, eulogist. Burial follows in the Hall Cemetery.  She is survived by her parents William and the Rev. Elizabeth Green of Oriental; one son, Cezar Spence of Bowie, Md.; one daughter, Lorikeet Spence of Bowie, Md.; three brothers, William Kenneth Green, Jr. of Fayetteville, Benjamin Green of Littleton and Jermaine Smith of Clayton; four sisters, the Rev. Gwendolyn Gibbs of New Bern, Alesia O'Neal of Knightdale, Simone Green of Raleigh and the Rev. Shontina Green of Merritt; and three grandchildren. The family will receive friends at her parents' home, 156 Orchard Creek Road, Oriental. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 22, 2012)

Dixie Waters Spencer
[Jan. 28, 1912 - Mar. 26, 1982]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Thursday, Apr. 1, 1982; pg. 10)

Edward Lee Spencer
(August 16, 1945 - December 12, 2013)

Edward Lee Spencer, 68, of Alliance, passed away December 12, 2013, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marcia Slade Spencer; two-daughters, Susan S. Woods and husband, Brian, of Alliance and Tammy S. Rodriguez and husband, Joe, of Reelsboro; five granddaughters, Amanda Rowe of Grantsboro, Lauren Rowe of Alliance, Brittany Woods of Greenville, Isabella Rodriguez of Reelsboro, and Krystle Rodriguez of Elizabeth City.  He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Lee Spencer, Jr.  He retired from PCS Phosphate Inc. after 39 ½ years of service.  Edward was a faithful member of New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church where he served for many years as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, church treasurer, and choral member. He was a retired volunteer fireman after 25 years of service, a member of the Alliance town board for over 20 years, and a member of the Bay River Metropolitan board for 21 years. The Gideon organization was a cause close to his heart.  His funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jesse Crisp, Buddy Sasser, and Graham Lane officiating. Interment will follow immediately in New Bethlehem FWB Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the funeral home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Leland Elbridge Spencer

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Leland Elbridge Spencer, 2300 West Indian Creek Boulevard, Vero Beach, Florida passed away Thursday, December 16, 1993. Born in Merritt, N. C., March 21, 1908, he graduated high school in Stonewall, N. C., then attended Hammel Business School and Goodyear Industrial University in Akron, Ohio. In 1926 he joined the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in what became a 44-year career.  Beginning in the Production Control Dept. he advanced to Manager of Merchandise Planning. In 1942 he was loaned to the United States Government  and appointed Chief of Production and Requirements, Office of Rubber Director, War Production Board, Washington, D.C. and was made Assistant Rubber Director two years later. He retired from the War Production Board in 1945 and returned to Goodyear in Topeka, Kansas as Plant Manager. In 1947, he again joined the  government as Special Assistant to Gen. Lucius Clay in Berlin. Later that year he was made Chief Executive of Commerce & Industry in American, British and  French Zones, Frankfurt, where he was in charge of rebuilding the iron, coal, and steel industries of Germany.  In 1949 Mr. Spencer returned to the U. S. to become Executive Vice President, Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. (Goodyear subsidiary), Cumberland, Maryland. He returned once again to government service in 1951 as Director Rubber Division of National Production Authority, Department of Commerce Washington, D.C. and the next year was named Director, Office of Synthetic Rubber, Reconstruction Finance Corporation. In 1953 he was returned to Goodyear, Akron, as Special assistant to the President and became Vice President the following year. In 1958 he was assigned as Executive Vice President of Goodyear, Canada, Toronto, and became President and General Manager in 1959. He retired as Chairman of the Board of Goodyear, Canada in 1970, whereupon he and Mrs. Spencer moved to Delray Beach, Florida and then to Vero Beach eight years later.  Mr. Spencer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a 33rd degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Vero Beach Country Club and a past president of St. George's Country Club, Toronto where he held lifetime membership.  Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marguerite; daughter, Mrs. Richard T. (Joyce) Bishop, Vero Beach; sons, Larry E. Spencer, Batesville, Arkansas  and Thomas M. Spencer, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Spencer is predeceased by one son, Marvin Lee Spencer.  At the family's request there will be no visitation or repose.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 20, 1993 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. David Mulford officiating.  Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P. O. 939, Vero  Beach, Florida 32961, or the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Spencer. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Gifford Funeral Home.  (Akron Beacon Journal [Akron, OH] - December 17, 1993; pg. C8)

Minnie Mae Cowell Spencer

BAYBORO - Minnie Mae Cowell Spencer, 78, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Britthaven of New Bern. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Harris and the Rev. Wayne Hargrove officiating. Burial will be in Cowell Cemetery in Alliance.  She is survived by three sons, Kirby E. Spencer Jr. and wife Rhonda of New Bern, Robert Ray Spencer of Goose Creek and Thomas Allen Spencer of Bayboro; one daughter, Linda Potter and husband Larry of Bayboro; four brothers, Carroll A. Cowell Jr. of Oriental, Franklin Cowell of Reelsboro, Steve Cowell of Woodland, Wash., and Timothy Cowell of Reelsboro; three sisters, Gladys C. Abbott of Bayboro, Laura C. Simpson of Stonewall and Connie C. Lewis of Rose Hill; and five grandchildren, Larry Potter Jr., Rodney Potter, Adam Spencer, Nicholas Spencer and Michelle Spencer.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., just prior to the funeral service, and other times at the home of her daughter, Linda Potter, 2147 N.C. 304, Bayboro.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, March 9, 2007)

Thelma Ireland Spencer

ALLIANCE - Thelma Ireland Spencer, 96, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Gardens of Pamlico. Mrs. Spencer was a native of Pamlico County and was preceded in death by her husband, Maxie L. Spencer.  Mrs. Spencer attended Appalachian State and graduated from East Carolina University. She taught school for twenty-three years in Tyrell and Pamlico counties. She was a charter member of the Alpha Psi chapter at the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, a society for teachers.  She is survived by three sons, James Spencer and wife Julia, Earle Spencer and wife D-Anna, and Robert Spencer and wife Lynette, all of Alliance; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Roach and the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenleaf Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and immediately following the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, May 12, 2011)

Iola Mae Speziale

Iola Mae Speziale, 84, died Wednesday of Parkinson's disease at her home in Sun City.  Services and burial will be private in Mesic, N.C. Akes Family Funeral Home in Riverside is handling the arrangements.  Mrs. Speziale, who was born in Mesic, N.C., lived in Sun City for 19 years. She was an entrepreneur devoted mainly to real estate and parking lot proprietorship. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and an active member of the Sun City Duplicate Bridge Club.  Mrs. Speziale is survived by a daughter, Maria P. White of Moreno Valley; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Elks National Foundation, in care of, B.P.O. Elks Moreno Valley Lodge No. 2697, P.O. Box 8318, Moreno Valley, CA. 92552.  (The Press-Enterprise [Riverside, CA] - May 22, 1993; pg. B10)

 Elsie Wiley Spivey

Elsie Wiley Spivey, 75, of Grantsboro died Wednesday, June 18, 2008.  She is survived by three sons, Larry Spivey, Jack Spivey and Robert Spivey, all of Grantsboro; two daughters, Kathy Murphy of Tarboro and Susan Cauley of Grantsboro; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Cindy Midgette officiating. Interment will be in Paul Cemetery in Silverhill.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, June 19, 2008)

Robert Lynn Spivey

GRANTSBORO - Robert Lynn Spivey, 53, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at home.  He is survived by one son, Eric Spivey of Grantsboro; two brothers, Larry and Jack Spivey, both of Grantsboro; and two sisters, Kathy Murphy of Tarboro and Susan Cauley of Grantsboro.  The family will hold a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Paul Cemetery, with the Rev. Freddie Mercer officiating.  The family will receive friends at the home at 1822 N.C. 306, Grantsboro.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, November 15. 2009)

Dolly Mason Spruill
[Nov. 20, 1914 - Oct. 11, 2000]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Oct. 2000)

Harold Lenwood Spruill, Jr.

MERRITT - Harold Lenwood Spruill Jr., 71, died Sunday, May 15, 2005.  A member of Bayboro United Methodist Church, he retired from Pamlico County Sheriff's Office and was a retired farmer and veteran of the U.S. Army. He volunteered at the Hope Clinic and was Guardian Ad Litem for children's rights. He also had served on the school board, was a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts and enjoyed flying.  He is survived by four sons, Joseph Spruill of Oriental, Woody Spruill and David Spruill of Merritt and Paul Spruill of Oriental; one daughter, Melissa Spruill Colley of St. Cloud, Fla.; one sister, Peggy Jackson of Charlotte; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the residence.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, May 18, 2005)

Martha "Marty" Harris Spruill

Martha Spruill, 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Charlotte, NC on April 30, 2004. She was born December 6, 1920, in Oriental, N.C. the daughter of the late Ralph Mahoney and Bessie McPherson Harris. Mrs. Spruill graduated from Oriental High School and The Woman’s College of the University of N.C. (UNC-G). She taught from 1941-1945 at Paw Creek Elementary in Mecklenburg County, NC. While at Paw Creek she coached the boy’s basketball and baseball teams.  Mrs. Spruill also taught school in New Bern, NC, and worked for the Greenville and Durham Dept. of Social Services as a case worker. During the latter part of WWII, Mrs. Spruill moved to Washington, DC where she served her country as a cryptographer for the Signal Corps and helped to decipher the secret Japanese code. On September 16, 1948, Marty married her childhood friend Rod Spruill. She and Rod lived most of their married life and raised their family in Manhasset, NY and Clinton, SC. In 1984, they moved to Charlotte. Mrs. Spruill was an involved and tireless volunteer in countless school, church and community activities. Her vivacious personality, talent for telling stories and charm left a mark on everyone she met. Mrs. Spruill is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Rodman T. Spruill and their four children; daughters, Mackie Spruill, Sarah Little and husband Tim, and Jane Ives and husband Frasier, all of Charlotte; son, Rod Spruill, Jr. and wife Nancy of Knoxville, TN. She is also survived by her six adored grandchildren; Claire, Adam, and Michael Little, Harris and Hunter Ives all of Charlotte, and Stephen Spruill of Knoxville, TN. Mrs. Spruill was predeceased by her brother R. M. Harris, Jr.  Memorials may be made to the Oriental United Methodist Church, 404 Freemason St. Oriental, NC, 28571, or to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 East 7th St. Charlotte, NC, 28204.  [Kindly submitted by Mackie Spruill]

Martha Lee Spruill

ORIENTAL - Martha Lee Spruill, 93, of Oriental died Saturday, March 6 at Gardens of Pamlico. A funeral service has been set for Tuesday, March 7, 11 am, at Oriental United Methodist church with the Rev. Stan Brown officiating with burial in the Oriental Cemetery.  She was a member of Oriental United Methodist Church and the Oriental Woman's Club.  She is survived by two brothers, William H. Spruill of Kinston and Joseph S. Spruill of New Bern.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - March 2004)

Mary Brinson Spruill

ORIENTAL - Mary Brinson Spruill, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  She was a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church and a long-time member of the Dorcas Circle.  She grew up on a family farm in Arapahoe with seven brothers and sisters. She graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1952 and was an all-star basketball player, for which she was recently inducted into the Pamlico County Booster Club Hall of Fame. She retired from the Pamlico County Sheriff's Department after 19 years of service.  Mary loved working in her yard, tending her flowers and spending time with her family. Her tremendous love for her family, church and friends was felt by all who knew her. She will be remembered as a wonderful and loving mother, sister, wife, and Granny.  Mary is survived by her three children, Al Spruill and wife Karen, Wanda Forrest and husband Chuck, and Cathy Dunbar and husband Wayne; eight grandchildren, Kari Hammond and husband Neil, Blake Dunbar and wife Tiffany, Jenna Forrest and fiance Shion McIntosh, Lucas Dunbar, Dylan Dunbar, Ashton Spruill, Andrew Spruill and Justin Spruill, all of Oriental; and great-grandchild, Drake Dunbar, all of Oriental. She is also survived by two brothers, George Brinson of Grantsboro and Roy Brinson of Reelsboro; and one sister, Carolyn Cox of Goldsboro.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alston Spruill; her parents, Jarvis and Bessie Brinson; two brothers, Robert and Leland Brinson; and two sisters, Ruby Evans and Edna Rice.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance. The family will receive friends at other times at the residence of Chuck and Wanda Forrest.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, at Oriental United Methodist Church with the Reverend Charles Mosley officiating. Interment will be in the Spruill Family Cemetery in Oriental.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - November 13, 2012)

Tully Spruill

New Bern Weekly Journal - February 2, 1886; Pg. 1, Col. 9 - "Stonewall Items"

Mr. Tully Spruill, aged about 76 years, died at his residence after a long suffering with consumption.  He leaves a large number of children, grandchildren and many friends to mourn his loss.
Submitted by Judy Nobles Lewis who states "Tully Spruill was born in 1811 in Tyrrell County and died in 1886 in Pamlico County.  He was my great great great grandfather through his son Albert who died in Craven County."

Catherine Magnolia Greene Squires

BAYBORO - Catherine Magnolia Greene Squires, 88, of 464 Lynch’s Beach Loop Road, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  A native of the Maribel community, she was a member of Antioch United Church of Christ and served as an usher.  Funeral will be noon Saturday at Antioch United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Heath officiating.  Burial will be in Hudnell Cemetery, Bayboro.  She is survived by four sons, James K. Green of Grifton, Willie Lee Greene of Brooklyn, N.Y., Carlton Squires of Bayboro, and Willie Gray Squires of Providence, R.I.; one daughter, Glenda Greene of Bayboro; one brother, Marion B. Greene Jr., of Wyandanch, N.Y.; two sisters, Gladys Greene of Bayboro, and Agnes Credle of Greenlawn, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, May 2, 2007)

Daniel J. Squires, Sr.

Daniel J. Squires, Sr. died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Durham Regional Hospital.  He was a native of the Florence community of Pamlico County and was pastor of Broad Creek United Church of Christ in Oriental.  The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. today at Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ, 1517 Athens St., Durham. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Garden.  He is survived by his wife, Josephine J. Squires; three sons, Ennis L. Squires, Daniel J. Squies Jr. and Calvin D. Squires; one daughter, Janice F. Squires; five sisters, Helen Garrison of Bayboro and Oneida McGhee, Audrey Johnson, Wilhelminia Howe and Alice Daniel.  Funeral arrangements by Scarborough and Hargett Funeral Home, Durham.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Tuesday, May 6, 2008)

Debra Faye Squires
[June 3, 1966 - Oct. 27, 1988]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1988; pg. 17)

James Hermon Squires

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD. - James Hermon Squires, 79, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at Southern Maryland Hospital.  He was a native of the Maribel Community of Pamlico County and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He retired as maintenance supervisor from the U.S. Pentagon and was appointed to Homeland Security as an equal opportunity counselor.  His funeral will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Antioch United Church of Christ with the Rev. Genard Sawyer, pastor and the Rev. Gwendolyn G. Parmley, eulogist. The interment with military honors will follow in the WP Squires Family Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda Campbell Squires of the home; two sons, Kevin Haywood of Washington, DC and Ronald Hutton of Jamaica, N.Y.; three brothers, Philip Squires of Boston, Mass., William "Bud" Squires and Richard Squires of Richmond, Va.; and five sisters, Rosa Squires of Maribel, Frances Squires Carter and Mary Squires Patterson of New Bern, Alice Squires Peaks of Rosedale, N.Y. and Merdice Squires Clark of Atlanta, Ga.  The family will receive friends at 145 Swan Point Road, Maribel.  Viewing will be at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.   (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – June 28, 2011)

Joseph Donald Squires

GREENVILLE - Mr. Joseph Donald "Joe" Squires, 90, of Greenville, passed away Monday, May 8, 2006.  The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Home chapel in Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Joe was born in the Black Jack community of Pitt County and spent his early childhood in the Grantsboro community of Pamlico County.  In early adulthood, he returned to Pitt County and worked as a carpenter. He served in the Army, 28th Division, from 1943 to 1945 during World War II in the European theatre and received the Purple Heart.  He worked with W.L. Allen Oil for more than 30 years and ran Squires Gulf Station in downtown Greenville.  A member of Arlington Boulevard Baptist Church for more than 30 years, he had served as a Deacon and was a member of the men's Bible class.  In retirement, Joe enjoyed working in the church, in the yard and gardening. His love of fishing was well known.  Joe is survived by his wife of 69 years, Martie Mills Squires, currently of Beverly Healthcare; sons, Charles D. Squires and wife Carol of Washington and Joseph Ray Squires and wife Janice of Rocky Mount; daughter, Allene Horne and husband Sam of St. Pauls; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Charles and Carol Squires, 4956 Old Washington Road, Washington.  Memorials may be made to Arlington Boulevard Baptist Church, 1007 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858.  Services entrusted to Wilkerson Funeral Home of Greenville.  (The Fayetteville Observer [Fayetteville, NC] - May 9, 2006)

Mary Elizabeth Burley Squires

NEW BERN - Mary Elizabeth Burley Squires, 61, died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at her residence.  Mary received her early spiritual training at St. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in the Maribel community of Bayboro. Later in life, she joined Foundation Life Fellowship of New Bern. She was a graduate of Pamlico Central School Class of 1968.  She is survived by four sons, Bobby Jr. of Sanford, Illya of New Bern, Eric of Swan Quarter and Juakwan of the home; two daughters, Karen and Kiashia, both of the home; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five foster children, David Cole, Victoria Tucker, Jasmine Nixon and Dequan and Nykira Williams; eight great-grandchildren; three foster grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. David Burley of Winterville; five sisters, Anne Burley of Bayboro, Clemertean Bates of New Berry, S.C., Kaye Monk of Stonewall, Lillian Burley and Henrietta Taylor, both of Bayboro.  The family will be receiving their friends and guests at 1022 Plymouth Drive, New Bern.  Viewing will be private for immediate family members only.  Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Christ Episcopal Church, 320 Pollock St., New Bern, with the Rev. Peter Stube, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Paul Canady, eulogist.  Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – January 13, 2011)

Nannie Beatrice Person Squires

Nannie Beatrice Person Squires of 90 Swan Point Road, Maribel Community of Bayboro, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at her residence.  She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., relocated to Pamlico County as a child, and her education was attained through the Pamlico County school system. As a member of Antioch United Church of Christ, she served in the choir and on the Missionary Board and Mother's Board.  Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Antioch United Church of Christ, with the Rev. James Heath officiating. Burial will be in the Squires Family Cemetery.  She is survived by her five daughters, Bessie Gibbs of Oriental, Florence Fulcher of Maribel and Dorothy Squires of the home, Evelena Crosby of Woodbridge, Va., and Annie Ganus of Garner; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oscar's Mortuary.  Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Sunday, May 24, 2009)

Margaret Isabel Rawls Stancil

Margaret Isabel Rawls Stancil passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2011, at Bayview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after several years of declining health.  Margaret was born on June 11, 1915 in Pamlico County, to Maggie Swan Rawls and Zeb Vance Rawls.  On October 26, 1943, Margaret married First Lieutenant Joseph Calvin Stancil, United States Army. Margaret and Joe loved each other very much.  Captain Stancil died on July 18. 1944, from wounds received in battle in France three weeks after the Normandy Invasion.   Margaret was also predeceased by her parents and her brother, William Fowler Rawls.   She is survived by her husband's family, whom she loved and cherished, her brother-in-law, Mokie Stancil and wife, Betsy, of Smithfield; her niece, Brenda Stancil of San Diego, California; and her nephews, Larry Stancil and wife, Louise, of Smithfield and Charlie Stancil of Morganton; and great nieces and nephews. Margaret is also survived by her cousins, Ken McCotter and wife, Pat, of New Bern, Mary Andrews and husband, Donald, of Morehead City, Virginia Watson of Bayboro, Bill McCotter and wife, Jane, of Washington, N.C., Ellen McCotter of Washington, N.C., many cousins and many friends and her dedicated caregivers all of whom she loved and cherished.   Margaret received her early education at Bayboro Elementary School and graduated from Stonewall High School. She attended and received her degree from East Carolina University and furthered her education at UNC Chapel Hill. She taught school for a number of years in Raleigh and Smithfield and held administrative positions with the New Bern and Craven County school systems for many years. Margaret was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and attended the Sara Kee Sunday School Class and was a member of the Polly Russell Women's Circle.   Margaret was a sweet, patient, considerate, gracious and lovely lady who will be missed by her family and friends. Margaret loved people and liked to read. She traveled all over the world. She was loving and caring and always full of laughter and joy. Margaret was very generous throughout her life giving to many worthy causes.   Margaret created three endowments with the North Carolina Community Foundation. The Margaret Rawls Stancil Endowment supports the following designated beneficiaries: Salvation Army - Craven & Pamlico County Centers, Boys and Girls Homes of NC, Inc., Arthritis Foundation - Carolinas Chapter, UNC- TV, Craven Regional Medical Center Foundation - Cardiac Unit, Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation - Cardiac Unit, MERCI Clinic, American Cancer Society-New Bern Unit, American Red Cross - Coastal Carolinas Chapter, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Bern, Inc., March of Dimes - North Carolina Chapter (New Bern Area), Pamlico Community College, Craven Community College, Mount Olive College, Public Radio East, Delta Kappa Gamma - Alpha Psi Chapter (New Bern), Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter, Duke Medical Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Clinic, Centenary United Methodist Church, Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church, and the Craven County Unrestricted Fund of the NCCF, The New Bern Historical Society Endowment provides for the ongoing support of the New Bern Historical Society Foundation, Inc. and specifically for the support, maintenance, repair, renovation, or improvement of the Attmore-Oliver House, the Ward House, and the Roberts House and the grounds, gardens, and structures of the New Bern Historical Society located in the New Bern downtown historic district, New Bern, North Carolina.   The Pamlico County Historical Association Endowment provides for the ongoing support of the Pamlico County Historical Association. By establishing these three endowments Margaret provided the seed money for these endowments in hope that others would contribute to these endowments for the perpetual support of the endowment beneficiaries.   Margaret also supported Christ Episcopal Church, New Bern, and Bayboro United Methodist Church and the New Bern Garden Club. As an educator, Margaret wanted worthy local students to receive higher education and established the William F, Rawls Scholarship at Centenary United Methodist Church and has supported the New Bern Garden Club Scholarship Fund.   Interment is scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2011 at New Bern Memorial Cemetery at 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow at Centenary United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. Susan Pate Greenwood, senior pastor, officiating, and Rev. Bryan Huffinan, associate pastor, and Rev. William Sherman, pastor emeritus, assisting.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, October 28, 2011)

Karen Lee Hudson Stanley

DURHAM - Karen Lee Hudson Stanley, age 42, of Durham, joined the heavenly angels when she died on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at her home, after extended illness. Karen was born in Chapel Hill, N.C., but lived in Pamlico County, until she graduated from Pamlico County High School in 1979. She then moved to the Raleigh area to attend Hardbarger Business School. Karen later attended Wake Technical Community College and graduated in 1991 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing. She was a devoted nurse, employed with Wake Memorial Hospital and provided nursing care on the medical/surgical and telemetry floors, until the onset of her illness. Karen had a zest for living and was often referred to as a "free spirit". First and foremost she loved being with her son, Ben. She enjoyed flowers, organic gardening, astrology fishing, camping and entertaining her friends informally around bonfires.  Karen is survived by her adorable six year old son, Benjamin Michael Stanley of the home; her loving parents, Dr. Richard W. Watson, Sr. and Jeannette Banks Hudson of Bayboro N.C.; one sister, Teresa Hudson Vaughn and her sons, Luke and Hudson of New Bern, N.C; one brother, Richard W. Hudson, Jr. and wife, Christie Burroughs Hudson, and their sons, Trey and Christian of Florence, N.C.; grandmother, Lillie Lee Banks of Grantsboro, N.C. and uncles and aunts, George and Rosalie Peacock, Myron and Pam Banks, Isaac J. Hudson, Jr. and Kenneth Hopkins Hudson; many cousins and dear friend and companion, Bonner Sparrow.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 13, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. at Hudson Chapel with the Reverend Mike Weber officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Karen Hudson Stanley, Memorial Fund, c/o Wachovia Bank, P.O. Box 1677, New Bern, N.C. 28563.  (The Herald-Sun [Durham, NC] - September 11, 2003; pg. B2)

 Terri Broughton Stanley

Terri Broughton Stanley, 67, of Reelsboro died Thursday, July 15, 2010, with her family, pastor and Hospice nurse at her side. She is survived by her sons, Eddy and Ricky Votra and Jimmy Alexander; sister, Mary Ann Harrison and husband, Gary; grandchildren, Jimmy, Lisa and Tyler Votra; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held July 25 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Baldwin of Bayboro United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – July 28, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Ruben Earl Stapleford

Ruben Earl Stapleford, 82, born June 25, 1926, in Oriental, passed away on October 4, 2008, in Norfolk, Va. He is survived by his sister, Golda Stapleford Bell, and extended family members throughout the mid-Atlantic region. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Hazel Stapleford and Vera Brown Stapleford, and his siblings, Kemp Francis Stapleford, Elizabeth Stapleford Mann, Hazel Calvine Stapleford Jones and Vera Geraldine Stapleford Kijewski.  Ruben was raised in Oriental, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1944 to 1968 and was a veteran of WWII and the Vietnam War. Upon retiring from the Air Force he entered the U.S. Merchant Marines and continued to serve his country. He was a devout man who lived a simple life. He loved his family, church, music, reading, birds and sailing the seas. While his roots and love for his Oriental home were forever in his heart, Ruben lived in Norfolk, Va., with family and friends who shared his love of life.  The Reverend Paul Grubbs of Oriental Free Will Baptist Church will preside over a graveside service in the Oriental cemetery to be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2008, followed by a Celebration of Life luncheon in the church's Fellowship Hall from noon until 3 p.m. for family and friends.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Wednesday, October 8, 2008)

Jimmy Mack Stembridge

Jimmy Mack Stembridge, 67, of Grantsboro died Monday, April 22, 2008, at home.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in Grantsboro Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Sydney Dunn of Vanceboro and Timothy Dunn of the home; daughter, Tammy Dunn of Reelsboro; two sisters, Dorothy Cuthrell and Maudie Slade, both of Grantsboro; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Bryant Funeral Home.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, April 26, 2008)

Edith Helen White Stephens

ORIENTAL - Edith Helen White Stephens, 95, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Two Rivers Campus in New Bern. She had been a cook at Pamlico County Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. "Jim" Stephens; a daughter, LaFoy S. Pickles; and a son, Henry H. Stephens. She is survived by four grandchildren, Steve Pickles of Pine Bluff, Ariz., Trudy P. Cleere of Bayboro, Henry Stephens of Newark, N.Y. and Doris Waddell of Newark, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Stephanie P. Williams, Robby Cleere, Sara Cleere, Rachel Cleere, Merrill Stephens, Cara Stephens, Steve Kepner and Misty Neilson; and two great-great-grandchildren, Blake Neilson and Jolia Neilson. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Oriental Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Baldwin officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of her granddaughter, Trudy Cleere, 302 South Street, Bayboro. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, October 23, 2007)

Paulette Fodrey Stephenson
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, Oct. 8; 2004, pg. B2)

Sina Bell Stevenson
[Apr. 16, 1987 - Oct. 28, 1988]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1988; pg. 17)

Albert Stewart

ASHBURN - Services for Albert Stewart will be at 11 a.m. today in Frazier and Son Funeral Home, Rochelle, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Stewart, 72, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999. Born in Pamlico County, N.C., he was the son of the late Albert L. and Fanny Stewart. He was a retired well driller and member of Westside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Flora Mae Stewart; children, Albert Stewart Jr. of Irwinville, William Stewart, Andrew Stewart, Mark Stewart and Jayson Stewart, all of Ashburn, Fanny Taylor of Knoxville, Tenn., Dareline Busbin of Fitzgerald and Pamela Stewart of Cordele; brothers, William Stewart of Sutter, Calif., and Willis Stewart of Irwinville; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The family may be contacted at 725 Hudson Ave.  (The Macon Telegraph [Macon, GA] - August 31, 1999; pg. 3)

Robert Earl Stewart
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(unknown newspaper – September 2003)

Randy Charles Stilley

EDWARD - Randy Charles Stilley, 54, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at his home.  A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at his home, 1551 Mary's Chapel Church Road, in Edward.  Randy, a native of Craven County, attended Farm Life School. He was a dedicated employee of Tideland EMC of Grantsboro.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Randol and Muriel Gray Stilley, and a sister, Rebecca S. Laughinghouse.  He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Katy R. Stilley; stepchildren, Bobby Rowe Jr., and Kimberly Rowe, both of Aurora; step-grandchild, Cameron Walker Rowe; brothers, Jack Stilley of Blounts Creek, and Grady Stilley of New Bern; sisters, Diane Stilley of  Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] -  Friday, September 17, 2010)

Annie Cooper Stokes

MERRITT - Annie Cooper Stokes, 76, of 769 Whortonsville Road, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Zion Hill Christian Church and served as financial secretary. She was formerly employed by the Pamlico County school system as a teacher’s assistant.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Hill Christian Church in the Florence community with the Rev. James Ingram officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mark Church cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Von Stokes of the home; three sons, Vaughn Stokes of Monterey, Calif., Vince Stokes of Clinton, S.C., and Joel Stokes of Greenville; two daughters, Catrina Simmons of Raeford and Cozzetta Caldwell of Hillsborough; two brothers, Dalton Cooper of the Florence community, and John Mattocks of Warner Robbins, Ga.; one sister, Georgia Georges of Baldwin, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, May 21, 2007)

Helen L. Stokes

Mrs. Helen L. Stokes, a resident of Chocowinity, died Saturday June 2, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.   Mrs. Stokes was born in Alliance, OH daughter of the late William Louis Bissler and the late Hazel E. Skiles Bissler. She married David G. Stokes who preceded her in death on March 4, 1976. Mrs. Stokes was a retired inspector with Hoover Co. She was a twenty-six year breast cancer survivor who loved to read, travel and being at home with family. Mrs. Stokes was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canton, OH and a funeral mass will be at a later date.   Survivors include a daughter: Louise Stokes Baran and her husband James of Chocowinity. She is predeceased by a brother: William Bissler.   The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday June 4, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Stokes family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Clifton Earl Stowe

GRANTSBORO - Clifton Earl Stowe, 84, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at home with his family at his side.  He was a member of Silverhill Christian Church where he served as a deacon, elder, chairman of the board and Sunday school teacher. He was the first mayor of Grantsboro serving from 1997 until 2010. He was also on the Pamlico County Planning Board for 20 years. He served as a board member for Bay River Metropolitan Sewer District and Partnership for Children of Pamlico County. He was one of the first members of the Grantsboro Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Bayboro Masonic Lodge No. 331.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Day Stowe and his daughter, Lynnette Stowe Potter.  He is survived by his wife, Palmer S. Stowe; daughter, Vannah S. Holton and husband, Terry, of Grantsboro; three stepchildren, Danny Piner and wife, Connie, of Zebulon, Dennis R. Piner and wife, Chris, of Pace, Fla., and Gay A. Cook and husband, Ronnie, of Wilson; three grandsons, Wayne Holton of Grantsboro, Ryan Holton and wife, Shannon, of Greenville, and Travis Potter of Grantsboro; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, March 17, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Amos Sykes and the Rev. Henry Wetherington officiating. Interment will follow in Paul Cemetery, Silverhill.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Crematory, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Wednesday, March 16, 2011)

Glenn Elwood Stowe, Sr.

GRANTSBORO - Glenn Elwood Stowe Sr., 75, died at 6:15 a.m., Sunday, May 21 [sic], 2007, at Britthaven of Pamlico.  He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and uncle. Mr. Stowe was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Silverhill Christian Church, Grantsboro-Silverhill Fire Department, Pamlico County Disabled Veteran’s Assoc., and Pamlico County Jaycees.  Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Silverhill Christian Church, N.C. 306 north, with the Rev. Amos Sykes officiating.  Burial will be in Paul Cemetery, community of Silverhill.  He is survived by his widow, JoAnn Moore Stowe; two sons, Glenn Elwood (Woody) Stowe Jr., and wife, Belinda, and Brent Daily Stowe; one brother, Clifton E. Stowe; and one granddaughter, Melissa Leigh Stowe.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamine (Ben) Stowe and Eva Harris Stowe; brothers, Ivey E. Stowe, and Wilbert Stowe; and sisters, Marie S. Spain, Merle S. Carey, Vernelle S. Spain, and Willa Mae S. Lee.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Woody Stowe, 203 Campen Road, Alliance. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, September 13, 2007)

Alexander Styron

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Alexander "Slim" Styron, 58, of 111 Bridge St. died Saturday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  He was a native of Oriental, a 1963 graduate of Pamlico Central High School, a member of Little Willow's Mite Church, Manhattan, N.Y., serving as a Deacon. He was employed as a cab operator.  Funeral will be at noon Saturday at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Oriental, with the Rev. Serinus G. Willis Sr. officiating, and the Rev. Willie Cooper, eulogizing.  Burial will be in St. Stephen Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his mother, Annie Pearl Styron of Oriental; one son, Shawn L. Styron of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one daughter, Kimberly S. Brown of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, James E. Styron of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Doris S. Manuel of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Elsie J. Styron of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at his mother's home, Annie Pearl Styron, 467 Styron Town Rd., Oriental.  Viewing will be from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - February 14, 2002)

Minnie Love Houston Styron

ORIENTAL - Minnie Love Houston Styron, 91, of 700 Hudson Town St., died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at Beth Abraham Nursing Home, Bronx, N.Y.  A member of Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church, she served as a Mother, Women's Day Chairperson and president of the Missionary Board. She retired from special services at Cherry Point and was a member of Bay Star Chapter No. 48 OES.  Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Luby Coley officiating.  Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery, Oriental.  She is survived by one son, Ricky Louis Styron of Fredericksburg, Va.; four daughters, Georgia Flemming of Bronx, N.Y., Olivia Coles of Atlanta, Beatrix Styron of Manhattan, N.Y. and Joan Debnam of Raleigh; one brother, Louis Houston of New York, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Green of Oriental; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - October 21, 2005)

Morris A. Styron

Morris A. Styron, 53, of New Bern, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at his residence.  He was a native of Oriental and a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God. A 1970 graduate of Eramus Hall High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., he attended Long Island University. He was also a sales associate for Cella Ford, Joe Alcoke, Riverside Chrysler, and Cherry Point Chrysler/Dodge.  Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Oscar’s Memorial Chapel.  He is survived by three brothers, Leon Fisher, of Oriental, and Gerry Fisher and Simbo Fisher, both of New York; two sisters, Marion Styron and Marva Styron, both of Oriental.  Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 3, 2006)

Estelle Marie Sullivan

ORIENTAL - Estelle Marie Sullivan, 85, passed away Saturday, July 24, at home in Oriental surrounded by family.  Estelle dedicated her life to family, community and church. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, a descendant of prominent Lutheran pastors, A.L. Benze and Otto Benze. The Benze family founded and led numerous churches in Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio. Estelle was an active parishioner at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, frequently visited shut-ins, and devoted over 30 years of volunteer service to Meals on Wheels. She loved music and playing violin became a lifelong passion.  Born on March 22, 1925, in Erie, Pa., Estelle married Dr. James Sullivan in Washington, D.C., and raised her family in Toledo, Ohio. Estelle and James retired to Hilton Head and settled in Oriental in 1999.  She is survived by her beloved husband, James Sullivan, and eleven of their 12 children. They have been blessed with 32 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 28, 2010)

Betty Joyce Sumrell

GRANTSBORO - Betty Joyce Sumrell, 31, died Thursday, March 29, 2007.  Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Dixon Cemetery in Alliance with the Rev. Owen Peele officiating.  She is survived by her mother, Mary N. Sumrell, of the home; two sons, Alex and Braxton; three daughters, Eric, Hailey and Michaela; and one sister, Angela Sumrell of the home.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, March 30, 2007)

Robert Lee Sutton

Robert Lee Sutton, 77, of Merritt, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at Carebridge Assisted Living in New Bern.   He attended Concord Christian Church.   He is survived by one son, Robert Lee Sutton II of Merritt; two sisters, Marie S. Wetherington and Barbara S. Willis, both of New Bern; and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight at Bryant Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Saturday, May 9, 2009)

Cecil Howard Swindell

Cecil Howard Swindell, 83, of Stonewall died Tuesday, February 09, 2010 at home.  He was a member of the Pamlico County Chapter of VFW.  He is survived by his wife, Doris C. Swindell; three sons, Radford Swindell of Stonewall, Wallace Swindell of Chocowinity and Cecil Swindell of Garner; two adopted sons, Jimmy Shawn Swindell and Cecil Gray Swindell Jr. both of Stonewall; three daughters, Barbara Jordan or North Wilksboro, Patricia Dickerson of New Bern and Doris Dunn of Stonewall; one adopted daughter, Erica Swindell of Bayboro; three brothers, Harry Swindell of New Bern, Franklin Swindell of Florida and Robert Earl Swindell of Reelsboro; two sisters, Ellen Dixon of New Bern and Ailene Ashley of Hubert; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 12 at Sandhill Cemetery in Reelsboro with Dr. David Salmons officiating.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Friday, February 12, 2010)

Doris Grey Swindell

Doris Grey Swindell, 85, of Alligator Creek Rd. Stonewall, died Thursday, December 5, 2013, at home.  She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church and was the original owner and operator of Swindell’s Florist.  She is survived by five sons, Radford Swindell of Stonewall, Wallace Swindell of Washington, Cecil Swindell of Garner, Jimmy Swindell of the home and C.J. Swindell of the home; four daughters, Barbara Jordan of North Wilkesboro, Pat Dickerson of New Bern, Doris Dunn of the home and Erica Swindell of Trent; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7 at Sandhill Cemetery with Dr. David Salmons and Chaplain Jim Marshburn officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday night at Bryant Funeral Home.  (Bryant Funeral Home)

Geraldine Walker Swindell
[Jan. 5, 1936 - Mar. 7, 2001]
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]
(Unknown newspaper - Mar. 2001)


James Farnell Swindell, Jr.

CAPTAIN COLLAPSES ABOARD THE "META ROSE" - On Monday morning, July 22, Chief Daniel Lamont of Coast Guard Station Hobucken, received a call at 8:13 a.m. from a crew-member aboard the "Metta Rosa", stating that Captain Jimmy Swindell, Jr. of Hobucken had collapsed aboard the 59-foot fishing vessel.  The "Metta Rosa" was in the Pamlico Sound just outside Jones Bay near the bombing range.  According to Chief Lamont, a Coast Guard boat was, at the time of the call, just entering Jones Bay from the Hobucken Canal on a routine patrol and was immediately diverted to go straight to the "Metta Rosa," arriving on the scene at 8:29 a.m.  Pedro, rescue helicopter from Cherry Point, was also dispatched and arrived shortly before the Coast Guard.  "While Pedro was getting the basket ready to air-lift Swindell, the Coast Guard administered CPR," Chief Lamont stated, "but there were no vital signs or pulse.  At approximately 8:35 a.m., he was lifted aboard Pedro and taken to Carteret General Hospital.  Chief Lamont stated that Swindell's death may have been caused by a heart attack but no confirmation was available at press time.  (The Pamlico News - July 1996)

HOBUCKEN - Jimmy "Nook" Swindell, Jr., 59, of Hobucken died Monday, July 23, at Carteret General Hospital.  Graveside service will be held Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. at Barnett Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Edge officiating.  He is survived by three daughters, Connie S. Stephens of Jacksonville, Mitzi S. Temple of New Bern, and Leighan Swindell of the home; four sisters, Sally Brown, Magdalene Jones, all of Hobucken; and Sheen Rea of Alliance; one brother, Leadrew Swindell of Hobucken; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Norris-Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance from 7 pm to 8 p.m. and other times at the home in Hobucken.  Memorial donations may be made to the N.C. Fisheries Association Auxiliary, Pamlico County Chapter, Hobucken, NC  28537.  Arrangements by Norris-Bryant Funeral Home.  (The Pamlico News - July 24, 1996)  [Both obituaries kindly submitted by Jan Orndorff who gave the following information: James Farnell "Jimmy Nook" Swindell, Jr., born 18 Nov 1936, Hobucken, Pamlico Co., NC; died 22 July 1996, son of James Farnell Swindell & Rosa Lillian Lupton]

James Leadrew Swindell

HOBUCKEN - James L. Swindell, 30, of Hobucken died Wednesday.  Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnett Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Bartley officiating.  He is survived by two brothers. Keith Swindell of McClellanville, SC and Bobby Swindell of Hobucken; two sisters, Anita Mayo of Bayboro and Delores Swindell of Hobucken; his parents Mr. & Mrs. Leadrew Swindell of Hobucken, his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Swindell of Hobucken.  The family will receive friends at their home in Hobucken(unknown newspaper & date) [Kindly submitted by Jan Orndorff who gave the following information: James Leadrew Swindell, born 20 Jul 1953, Hobucken, Pamlico Co., NC; died 20 Jul 1983; son of James Leadrew Swindell & Geraldine Walker]

 LaVonne Sims Swindell

LaVonne Sims Swindell, 49, of Alliance died Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at home. LaVonne worked in the health care profession most of her life. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved all animals, especially her dogs, Wonton and Prince, and her cats. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a loving friend to all. LaVonne was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sally Sims; son, Tommy McGuigan; and brother, Jay Sims. She is survived by her husband, Sammy Swindell III; her father, Tom Sims of Hawaii; her daughter, Amber Johnson and husband, Rollie, of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Monica, Lacey, Deuce and Victoria Johnson; one brother, Johnny Sims and wife, Donna, of California; and sister-in-law, Joyce Sims of California. A private memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 28th at Maranatha Baptist Church in Alliance with the Reverend Jack Wolk officiating.  The family received assistance by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] – May 26, 2010)  Submitted by Shirley Gabbert

Massie S. Swindell

HOBUCKEN - Massie S. Swindell, 92, of Hobucken died Saturday at CarolinaEast Medical Center.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating.  She is survived by a son, Samuel Swindell of Newport; two daughters, Linda Bray of New Bern and Alma Ferrell of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - July 28, 2011)

Penelope Rose Swindell

GRANTSBORO - Penelope "Penny" Rose Swindell, 47, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at Britthaven of Havelock.  She was a member of Goose Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She is survived by her mother, Judy Heath, of Grantsboro; one daughter, Sina-Ann Si-lance, and fiancé, Jon Moore, of New Bern; three brothers, James Meekins Jr. and wife Tina of Grantsboro, Randy Heath and wife Christi of Aurora and Donald F. Heath Jr. and wife Sally of Grantsboro; one sister, Kim D. Heath, of Grantsboro; and one niece, Raven Heath.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the Paul Cemetery in Silverhill, with the Rev. Cindy Midgette officiating.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., just before the graveside service.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, December 4, 2007)

Rosa Lupton Swindell

HOBUCKEN – Rosa Lupton Swindell died Friday at her residence.  Funeral is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, at Hobucken Pentecostal Holliness Church with the Rev. W. H. Lewis and the Rev. Henry Carroll officiating.  Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Leadrew Swindell, Jimmie “Nook” Swindell, both of Hobucken; four daughters, Sally Jane Brown, the Rev. Magdalene Jones and Abby Leary, all of Hobucken and Josephine Pate of Bayboro; one brother, Fenner Lupton of Hobucken; sisters, Rena Evans of Bayboro, Odessa Ford of New Bern, Millie Hopkins of Greensboro, Elizabeth Lupton of Lowland, Veroma Swindell of New Bern and Missouri Gaskill of Hobucken; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends between 7 and 8:30 tonight at Norris Funeral home, Alliance.  (unknown newspaper & date) [Kindly submitted by Jan Orndorff who gave the following information: Rosa Lillian Lupton Swindell, born 12 Sep 1908, Hobucken, Pamlico Co., NC; died 26 Jun 1987, Hobucken, Pamlico Co., NC; wife of James Farnell Swindell]

Vernon Madison Swindell

Vernon Madison Swindell, 72, of New Bern, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at his home.  Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Barnett Cemetery in Hobucken with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating.  He is survived by his widow, Lillie Ireland Swindell; son Vernon M. Swindell, Jr. of New Bern; brother Samuel Swindell of New Bern; two sisters, Alma S. Ferrell of Small and Lynda S. Bray of New Bern; his mother, Massie Swindell; one grandchild and one great grandchild.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations of Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, April 11, 2011)

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