Our Obituaries

Loyd Thomas Weeks

October 6, 1936 - November 14, 2017

Loyd Thomas Weeks, 81, of New Bern, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Homeplace of New Bern. Born October 6, 1936, in Sampson County N.C., Tom realized the value of hard work at a young age, and carried this principle throughout his life. In 1955, Tom embarked upon a 30-year adventure with the United States Marine Corps. He began his military career as an enlisted aviation ordnance technician,...
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Tina Gayle West

April 29, 1957 - November 13, 2017

Tina left this earthly life to be with her Heavenly Father on November 13, 2017 following an extended illness. She was born on April 29, 1957 and was the first child of the late James and Janet Hunter of West Virginia. She was later followed in the family by three siblings whom she adored. Tina was born in Warren, Ohio and later moved to West Virginia with her parents where she lived until...
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Frank Lee Clarke

August 29, 1977 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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William Joseph Wilfong

September 6, 1935 - November 13, 2017

William Joseph Wilfong (Bill), 82, of New Bern, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017.Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth Ann (Liz) Wilfong. Bill was born in Pendleton County, West Virginia. He joined the U.S. Army from high school and served in the Army Security Agency in the U.S. and in Germany. He then joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture and later the U.S....
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Doris Peat Smith

July 14, 1935 - November 12, 2017

Doris Peat Smith, 82, of New Bern, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Carolina East Medical Center. Originally from Carluke, Scotland, Doris crossed the Atlantic by ocean liner in 1960, expecting to stay in America for six months. Instead, she found love, and made first Stamford, CT, and later New Bern, NC, her home. As wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and neighbor, Doris graciously...
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Andrew Gabriel Ramos

February 4, 1992 - November 9, 2017

Andrew Ramos, 25, of Durham, passed away on November 9, 2017 at his home.He is survived by his parents, Alex and Stacy Ramos; brother Michael Ramos; and two step-brothers, Nathaniel and Samuel Markey.The family will hold a memorial gathering to celebrate his life at Cotten Funeral Home on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6pm.Arrangements are entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Ronald Letellier

December 13, 1934 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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James Harry Beasley

September 13, 1946 - November 4, 2017

HAVELOCK - James "Jim" H. Beasley, 71, a long time resident of Havelock, went to his eternal home on Nov. 4, 2017. He was born Sept. 13, 1946 to James R. Beasley and Charlotte Nicholson. Jim was a master carpenter, a Marine, and a licensed optician in the Havelock/Cherry Point area for 46 plus years.Jim is survived by his loving wife Susie Butler Beasley of 50 years; son Jimbo Beasley and his...
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Doris Ebron Hill

April 29, 1922 - November 4, 2017

Doris E. Hill, 95, of Vanceboro, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.She is survived by her son, Ellis Hill (Bertha); daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Hill; ten grandchildren; and twenty great grandchildren. Sadly, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Hill and her son, Cecil Hill.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cotten Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p...
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Harry G. Stewart

July 31, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Harry G. Stewart, Sr., 79, of Ernul, passed away on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Harry was born in Peoria, Illinois in 1938, and lived most of his life in Eastern North Carolina, graduating from New Bern High School. While attending UNC-Chapel Hill, he made the decision to return home following the death of his father to take over the family business that would later become Stewart Equipment...
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Thomas William Wilson

September 18, 1950 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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George Richard Cook

July 29, 1930 - October 30, 2017

Richard Cook, 87, of New Bern, died Monday, October 30, 2017 at his home.He was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, graduated from Scarsdale High School and New York University, was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a stock broker for Kidder-Peabody in New York City.He is preceded in death by his parents Dr. William A. Cook and Estelle Canavan Cook and sister Patricia Stimpson. He is...
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Angel Ann Layel

September 26, 1940 - October 29, 2017

Angel Ann Layel passed away on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at her home.The family will hold a Memorial Mass at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Friday, December 1st, at 11am. They will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Joseph's Cemetery with a reception for friends and family in the Atrium of the church. Arrangements under the direction of Cotten...
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Sanford Colona Stallings

August 20, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Born on August, 20, 1926, Sanford Colona Stallings, died Sunday, October 29, at age 91, after a long illness. He leaves behind his loving wife, Mary (Winslow); daughter, Susan Stallings Crepeau; grandaughter, Cyndi (Bill) Funkhouser; great grands, Consuela (Danny) Agayoff, Nicholas, Brandon, and Andrew Crepeau, Brittany Waters, and Elijah Anderson; mothers and step-father of the grands, Renee and...
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Benjamin Larry Mercer

September 22, 1947 - October 29, 2017

Benjamin Larry Mercer, 70, of Trenton, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.Larry is survived by his daughter, Lauren Mercer. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday November 1 at Cotten Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Heath Family Cemetery in Trenton with Military Honors.Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New...
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Katherine Smith Harrison

December 10, 1929 - October 27, 2017

Katherine Smith Harrison took her last breath on this earth on October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband who finished his course in this life two months earlier on September the first. After sixty-six years together, the pain of losing him literally broke her heart.Katherine's mother, Ruby Edwards Smith gave birth to her in the country outside of New Bern at her Grandmother's...
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Beatrice A. Wilson

April 5, 1928 - October 27, 2017

On the morning of Friday, October 27th, 2017, Beatrice A. Wilson, went home to be with the Lord. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and servant of God, Bea was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church where she enjoyed spending time with her church family and had lovingly ministered to those in the nursing home. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she was an active member and Sunday...
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Donald Wilson

March 17, 1928 - October 23, 2017

Ret. Major Donald T. Wilson, 89, of Havelock, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Crystal Coast Hospice House.He preceded in death by his wife June White Wilson. He is survived by his children James H. Wilson and wife Lynne of Raleigh, Debbie Wilson Hines of New Bern, Donna Jo Wilson of Durham; grandchildren Jimmy Wilson and wife Tavia of Seattle , WA, Andrew Wilson and wife Lydia of El Segundo,...
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Martha L. Moore

January 28, 1934 - October 19, 2017

New Bern - Martha Moore, 83, passed away on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at her home. Martha is survived by her husband of 10 years, Ronald "Ron" Moore; daughter, Landria Meehan; and grandchildren, Ava and James O'Brien. Martha was born and grew up in New Jersey. She began her working career as a flight attendant at Eastern Airlines and retired as a financial analyst at IBM in New York City....
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Ira Thomas Smith

September 23, 1942 - October 18, 2017

?Ira Thomas Smith, 75, of Trent Woods, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Ira was born on September 23, 1942 in Newport to Benjamin Thomas Jr. and Eunice Weeks Smith. Ira served in the U.S. Army before spending over 20 years with Roses Stores, Inc. From there, Ira worked on the base at Cherry Point for an additional 20+ years before retiring.He survived by his wife of 53 years, Florida;...
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Effie Rene Matthis

April 21, 1941 - October 18, 2017

Effie Reen Edenbeck Matthis, 76, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in New Bern, NC. Effie worked for many years at the telephone company in New Bern before becoming a government employee at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, where she worked until retirement in 2010. Effie's greatest love was her ability to help or give someone something. Effie is survived by her two sons, William...
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Joan Locascio

March 18, 1936 - October 14, 2017

Joan Nielson LoCascio, 81, of New Bern, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017.Joan is survived by her husband, Joseph LoCascio and children, Joe and Theresa.A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, October 19, 2017, from 5:00 to 7...
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Alma Adele Sinclair

June 15, 1915 - October 14, 2017

Alma Adele Sinclair passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Cherry Point Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Havelock, North Carolina. She was 102. Born June 15, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Anna Alma Anacker and George Raleigh Lane. She enjoyed boating, camping, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her...
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Wanda Hoffman Harper

April 5, 1957 - October 14, 2017

Wanda Sue Hoffman Harper, 60, of Cove City, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her home.She was a devoted wife, loving mama, grandma and homemaker. She loved to crochet, arts and crafts and enjoyed gardening and flowers. She is predeceased by her son Donald Travis Harper, Sr, grandson Christopher Daniel Harper, and parents Samuel and Lillie Mae Hoffman.She is survived by her husband...
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Willard Hastings Gage

September 25, 1929 - October 13, 2017

Willard ("Bill") H Gage Jr, a resident of New Bern, passed away on October 13, 2017. Born September 25, 1929 in Riverside Rhode Island, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 and served during the Korean War. Following his service, he began a successful career at Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, rising from teller to Vice President in charge of lending. Following his career at RIHT, he put...
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Stephen Poppish

June 13, 1938 - October 13, 2017

Stephen Paul Poppish, 79, of New Bern, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 13, 1938 in Minersville, PA. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, gardening, and working on and helping others with their computers. He was married on September 23, 1961 to Ann Turner Poppish. He was a 1956 graduate of Minersville High School in Pennsylvania. He had an Associates...
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Ruby Elizabeth Waters

October 6, 1934 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Richard Neil Rothgeb

August 8, 1929 - October 11, 2017

Richard "Dick" Neil Rothgeb, 88, of New Bern, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.He is predeceased by his brothers Jay and George and two great-grandchildren.He is survived by his wife Dorothy Davis Rothgeb; sons Dennis (Pam) Rothgeb of NC, Rick Rothgeb, Rex (Irene) Rothgeb, and Daniel Rothgeb , all of IN; daughters Sharon (Richard) Landrum of NC and Regina...
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Norman Franklin Andrews

August 4, 1949 - October 10, 2017

Norman Franklin Andrews, 67, of New Bern, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017.He is survived by his son Doug Andrews; brothers Cecil Andrews and Bud (Vicki) Andrews; sisters Louise Toler and Joyce Andrews; and one grandchild Vincent Andrews.Memorial Service will be 4 pm Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3-4 pm prior to the service. ...
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Horace Bunnie Fitchett

June 2, 1929 - October 10, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Horace Bunnie Fitchett, Jr., of New Bern, NC, known to all as Hank or PopPop by his 8 grandchildren, quietly departed after years of struggling with Alzheimer's and most recently a stroke. Though his body was frail and tired, his spirit was full of grateful appreciation for all who loved and cared for him, especially his wife-the love of his life, Nancy Willett.Hank,...
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Yoshiko Behrendt

April 11, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Yoshiko Chitose Behrendt, 85, of New Bern passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.She is predeceased by her husband Conrad "Doc" Behrendt and parents Yoshihiko and Fumi Kinjo Chitose.She is survived by her sons Bruce Behrendt (Traci) and Ted Behrendt (Tammy); daughter Mary Nobles (Joseph); grandchildren Manda (Brian), Russell "Rusty", Ashley (Jamie), Emilee, Krista,...
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Hazel Diane Caraway Smith

July 20, 1947 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Lynda McGarvey Lee

May 25, 1933 - October 7, 2017

Lynda Lee Evans McGarvey Lee - This beautiful soul, an incredible Mother and friend, passed on October 7, 2017. She was born May 25, 1933 in Johnstown, PA, grew up in Ebensburg, PA where she enjoyed and experienced as a child much of our country's history during WWII with Victory Gardens, Civil Air Patrol, etc. She was the incredibly strong daughter to Charles Albert Evans, Sr. and Helen Earl...
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Diane C. Smith

July 20, 1947 - October 7, 2017

Diane C. Smith, 70, of Olympia, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. Known affectionately as "Nana" by her grandchildren, Diane was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all.She is survived by her husband of 55 years, R. Terry Smith; three children, Kim Taylor (Benny), Terry Smith, Jr., and Keith Smith (Sunny); six...
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Louise P. Johnson

October 11, 1925 - October 5, 2017

Louise P. Johnson was born on October 11, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Quida and Donald Patrick. She married the love of her life, Bill, in 1950. They were married for 64 wonderful years. He passed away in 2014.Louise grew up in Syracuse, New York and graduated from the University of Michigan. She moved to New Bern in 1986. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She...
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Richard Dean Holt

September 29, 1947 - October 5, 2017

Richard Dean Holt passed away quietly at Vidant Hospice Center on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm with his daughter, son, and son-in-law by his side.Richard was born on September 29, 1947 to Victor Glen and Maxine Kirpatrick Holt in Anderson, IN and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1965. Richard worked at International Harvester for over 30 years, from October 5, 1965 to August 31,...
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Richard James Doran

February 12, 1930 - October 5, 2017

Richard James Doran, 87, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie, of 63 years; his children, Richard Jr., Robert, Kristin Aberle and husband Michael; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Richard was born in Jersey City, NJ and spent his childhood in Teaneck, NJ, graduating from Teaneck H.S. in 1947. He earned a B.S....
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Stan Hulbert

July 17, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Stanley Stewart (Stan) Hulbert passed peacefully while surrounded by family at 73 after a long battle with a rare disease, amyloidosis, which took his physical strength, but not his character, the morning of October 4, 2017. Stan will be remembered for his bigger than life personality, his contagious positive outlook on life and the fact that he never met a person who wasn't an immediate friend...
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James Richard Millard

February 9, 1940 - October 2, 2017

James "Jim" Millard, Sr., 77, of Havelock, passed away on Monday, October 2nd, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former manager for the Sioux City transit system, followed by several years as an over the road truck driver for Group Promotions in Michigan and Heyl Trucking in Iowa. Prior to his retirement, he served as the manager of May Exterminating in Havelock for nineteen...
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William Herbert Edes

April 8, 1928 - September 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Jeanne Sobocienski

July 5, 1942 - September 29, 2017

Jeanne Sobocienski (McCarthy), age 75, of River Bend, NC, died September 29, 2017 at the Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a long illness.Jeanne leaves her beloved husband, Ronald W. Sobocienski "Ron," who has been at her side for 44 years.Jeanne is also survived by her sister, Pat McCarthy and her husband, Nick Miller of Cambridge, MA, her nephew, Ryan Miller of...
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Cecil J. Harris

November 8, 1947 - September 28, 2017

NEW BERN - Cecil Jay Harris, a resident of New Bern, went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2017 at the age of 69. A lifelong resident of Craven County, he was born November 8, 1947, to the late Wiley Jay Harris and the late Ruth Mae Jones Harris. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to New Bern where he began a career with Maola Milk and Ice Cream. After 32 years, he retired to a life...
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Nancy Erny Johnstin

August 29, 1932 - September 28, 2017

Nancy Erny Johnstin, 85, of River Bend, NC, died on September 28, 2017 at the Crystal Coast Hospice in Newport, NC after a brief illness. Nancy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harry G. Johnstin, Jr.; sons, Tom, Chris, and Ken; daughter, Margery; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Nancy graduated from St. Xavier Academy and Latrobe High School. She also graduated from what...
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Katheryne Ann Black-Van Ord

December 20, 1958 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Peggy S. Wooster

August 29, 1941 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Phyllis H. Warrington

April 12, 1947 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Wilma Grace Alligood

August 5, 1921 - September 25, 2017

Wilma "Grace" Alligood, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was an active member of Village Chapel Presbyterian Church.She was preceded in death by her husband Flavius Alligood, Jr; mother and father Harold and Lilly Lewis; son Mark Alligood; and sister Helen Fowler. Remembering her are her...
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Alma Lucille Cuthrell Cooper

March 29, 1955 - September 23, 2017

Alma Lucille Cuthrell Cooper, 62, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. A loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Alma loved the Lord with all of her heart and cared deeply for others. She enjoyed reading the Bible, scrapbooking, taking rides in the car with family, and loved her cats. She is survived by her husband, Darryl Cooper; her children,...
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Dorothy Pauline Cumbo

March 27, 1939 - September 22, 2017

NEW BERN --- A kind and gentle soul made her way into heaven on September 22, 2017. Pauline was born in New Bern and lived most of her life in this community. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed life to the fullest. She married Marion Douglas Cumbo (1932 - 2015) at the age of 16 and later graduated from Jones Central High School. They enjoyed a long happy marriage for over 59 years. They...
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Maude Mills Miller

June 14, 1931 - September 22, 2017

Maude Mills Miller, 86, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, September 22nd, 2017 with her family by her side. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Maude served the Lord with gladness and was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She also enjoyed sewing and cooking for family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Max Miller; two...
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Janice Taylor Clark

August 10, 1941 - September 22, 2017

Janice Taylor Clark, 76, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Friday, September 22nd, 2017 with her family by her side. A loving wife and mother, Janice loved working in her yard, going to auctions, collecting antiques and volunteering with the annual Shriner's Fish Fry before her health declined. She enjoyed a successful career with Carolina Telephone / Sprint,...
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Ann Robinson Dunn

October 17, 1931 - September 20, 2017

Ann R. Dunn, affectionately known for nearly 70 years as "Granny," died peacefully on September 20, 2017, amidst the love and support of her family, and after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease that took her memory but not her beautiful spirit. She was 85 years old. Granny will be remembered for her contagious smile, positive energy, and the loving care she...
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Helen Elizabeth Hoge

June 6, 1927 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Jerry Wayne Goerler

September 22, 1948 - September 18, 2017

Jerry Wayne Goerler, 68, of Havelock, died on Monday, September 18, 2017. Jerry served in the U.S. Marine Corp. as a Master Sergeant and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal. He spent years working at Magic Kingdom as a Mechanical Engineer and loved all things Disney, especially Mickey Mouse. In his free time, Jerry was an avid fisherman.He is survived by his wife, Wilma "Sue" Goerler;...
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Edna Jackson Bearnes

July 18, 1925 - September 17, 2017

Edna Jackson Bearnes loved flowers. She also loved her family, friends, caregivers, The Lawrence Welk Show, dancing, vodka tonics, Downton Abbey, everything about England, TJ Maxx, bargain-hunting, traveling, hot tea, dessert, gardening, feeding birds, offering her opinion and being near water.Edna left this life on September 17, 2017, at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC.Born...
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Jack Morton

May 15, 1940 - September 16, 2017

Services will be held in Memphis, TN.
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Carol Kay Joll

February 6, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Carol Kay Joll, 70, of New Bern, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at home with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Harold R. Joll; son Sean C. Joll (wife Betsy); grandson Graham R. Joll; and Sister Lily Makuch (husband Don). She is preceded in death by a son, Dwight R. Joll.In her spare time, Carol enjoyed scrapbooking, collecting antiques and spending quality time...
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Carol Kay Joll

February 6, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Alton Ray Daughety

April 11, 1966 - September 14, 2017

Alton Ray DaughetyNEW BERN - Alton Ray Daughety, 51, of New Bern, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017, at his home.He is survived by his wife, Tina M. Daughety; son, Tyler Ray Daughety; and daughter, Brianna Lynn Daughety. Funeral service will be 2 pm Monday, September 18, 2017, at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Cotten...
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Helen Elizabeth Frauenholz

December 20, 1917 - September 14, 2017

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Alaska Rue Caudill

July 4, 1950 - September 14, 2017

Alaska Rue Caudill, 67, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017.Alaska was preceded in death by her parents, Dager and Virginia Frazier Caudill; and her sister, Lakie Mayo.She is survived by her sisters, Bernadette Grantham and Teresa Smith; her brother, Dager Caudill; and devoted cousin, Wesley Long. Alaska was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church. A funeral service will...
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Eunell Hood

June 15, 1945 - September 12, 2017

Eunell Wilson Hood, 72, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of September 12th, 2017. Known to family and friends as "Nell," she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and faithful Christian who always put the needs of others above herself. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially working in her flower garden and fishing with her husband. She will be lovingly remembered...
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Sidney Swarts

December 1, 1929 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Marjorie A. Edgerton

September 24, 1926 - September 8, 2017

Marjorie Ida (Allport) Edgerton, aged 90 years, resident of New Bern, North Carolina and former long time resident of Dorset, Vermont, passed away on September 8, 2017 at the Bayview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Bern, North Carolina of cause's incident to age. Marjorie was born September 24, 1926 in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada being the third child and second daughter of Roy...
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Natalie Everington Engelman

September 1, 1982 - September 5, 2017

Natalie Everington Engelman, 35, of New Bern, went to be with her Heavenly Father on September 5, 2017.She is preceded in death by her father, Bennie Ray Everington.Natalie is survived by her husband of 11 years, Brent Evan Engelman; children, Lance Evan Engelman and Elliana Grace Engelman; her mother and step-father, Cheryl and Sammy Riggs, Jr.; step-mother, Holly Broughton (Jimmy); grandfather,...
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Joyce M. Palmer

April 3, 1933 - September 5, 2017

Joyce Moore Palmer, 84, of New Bern, passed away Tuesday, September, 5, 2017.Joyce was an avid bingo player and a devoted follower of the Food Network. She enjoyed her trips to the Cherokee reservation with her son, Wayne. "Miss Joycie," as she was affectionately called by her "kids," helped raise children at Little Hands Day Care for over 35 years. At home, her daughter, granddaughter, great...
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Betty Jeanne Buckley

January 25, 1929 - September 3, 2017

She is survived by her 3 children; David and spouse Cindy Buckley of Gastonia, NC; Tom and spouse Sue Buckley of Keokuk, Iowa; and Debra and husband Eliot Blatt, of Richmond, Mass.; and her four grandchildren David James and wife Alicia Buckley of Waynesville, NC; Meghan Buckley of Vero Beach, Fla; Patrick Buckley and finance´ Bree Hudson of Gastonia, NC; and Peter Buckley of Gastonia, NC...
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Joan Tyndall Odham

October 2, 1944 - September 2, 2017

Joan Tyndall Odham, 72, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and Nana who will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit and her beautiful smile. One of Joan's favorite pastimes was taking leisurely walks in historic downtown New Bern. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Benjamin Thomas "B.T....
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Ginger Lee Pittman

August 5, 1956 - September 1, 2017

Ginger Lee Pittman, 61, of New Bern, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at home with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Joe Pittman.The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Cotten Funeral Home. The Funeral service will start at 2:00pm with the burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Cotten...
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Sherwood Miller Harrison

November 18, 1926 - September 1, 2017

Sherwood Miller Harrison, Sr. fought a good fight and finished hiscourse in this life on September 1, 2017. He kept the faith all the daysof his life and is awaiting the return of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Miller was born right here in New Bern, North Carolina onNovember the 18th, 1926. His mother, Lila May Wilcox Harrison gavebirth to him in a house located in Riverside and often said...
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Sarah Frances Andrews

October 31, 1940 - August 30, 2017

Sarah Francis Avery Andrews, 76, of Bridgeton, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, August 30th, 2017. Affectionately known as "Granny" by many family and friends, she loved everyone, especially children. She worked for 14 years at Sagner Sewing Room and in food service for 26 years at FoodLand, Pak-A-Sak, and Wal-Mart before her retirement. She faithfully attended...
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Michael Bruce Lee

July 29, 1950 - August 29, 2017

He is survived by his wife, Louise Lee.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Cotten Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral service at Greenleaf Memorial Park.Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Terry K. Smith

September 29, 1955 - August 29, 2017

Terry King Smith, 61, of New Bern, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.Terry was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and member of the community. She loved spending time with her family and hosted most of our family functions. She was an excellent cook. Terry loved the outdoors and spent countless hours working in the garden with her husband,...
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Calvert Creary Weatherly

December 1, 1948 - August 29, 2017

Calvert Creary Weatherly Jr., 68, of New Bern, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at St Paul's Catholic Church in New Bern. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the narthex. Burial will follow the service in St. Joseph's Cemetery.Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Nina Mae Laughinghouse

October 20, 1933 - August 29, 2017

Nina Mae Harris Laughinghouse, 83, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Tuesday, August 29th, 2017. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family meant everything to her and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is lovingly survived by her four children, Alice Jones (Richard) of Roy, Utah, Danny Earl Laughinghouse ...
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Ralph John Malozzi

June 9, 1943 - August 28, 2017

Ralph John Malozzi, 74, of the Fairfield Harbour community, passed away on Monday, August 28th, 2017. He was the founder and president of Shaynacorp prior to his retirement in 2008. He enjoyed biking, reading, boating and trips to the beach. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lorraine Nault Malozzi; two sons, Dana Malozzi and Carlo Malozzi; one daughter, Michelle Malozzi; one stepson,...
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Mary Mitcham Manley

February 27, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Manley, Mary Mitcham, 92, died August 28, 2017 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC. Born and raised in Goldsboro, NC, Mary met her future husband, Joseph L. Manley, during WWII when he was stationed in Goldsboro. They married in 1944 and Mary joined Joe in his native New Jersey, where they made their home in Fair Haven for over forty five years and raised their nine children. ...
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Judith Ann Cabrera

October 21, 1944 - August 26, 2017

Judith Ann Cabrera, long time resident of New Bern and originally from New Jersey, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning, August 26 at the age of 73. Judy's adventurous spirit took her to Puerto Rico where she lived with the love of her life, Cain. She was employed as a purchasing manager for many years. She enjoyed cooking Puertorrican food, caring for anyone that needed a...
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Moses Smith

December 14, 1928 - August 24, 2017

Moses Jones Smith, 88, of New Bern, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.He owned and operated Smith's TeePee Station in Bridgeton for many years. He was also a United States Army veteran. He is predeceased by his wife Peggy A. Smith.He is survived by his sons William A. Smith, Richard L. (Terry) Smith, Sr. and Charles A. (Lynn) Smith, Sr.; daughter-in-law Carla Smith;...
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Dorothy Elizabeth Legista

November 28, 1947 - August 23, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Legista (Nee Augustyn) of New Bern, N.C. died August 23, 2017 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. She was 69.Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Palmyra, NJ, Dorothy was a graduate of Holy Cross High School, Class of 1965. Her long career in banking includes establishing early computer systems for the Royal Bank of Canada. She loved gardening, tending to her home...
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Harold Franklin Blake

March 18, 1933 - August 22, 2017

Harold Franklin Blake, Jr., 84, of New Bern, formerly of Salem, MA, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Harold Blake was born in Salem MA, March 18, 1933, attended Salem High School, lettered in baseball and basketball. Harold joined the US Air Force, serving in the Korean War as a weapons mechanic. Upon leaving the US Air Force, chose a career in the Salem Police Department. Captain Harold...
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Robert Lee Merkle

August 4, 1927 - August 22, 2017

Robert Lee Merkle, 90 of New Bern, died August 22, 2017 at Croatan Village.He was born in Waterbury, CT and attended The Taft School in Middlebury, CT. He later attended Champlain College and Plattsburg State Teacher's College, both in New York. Robert taught elementary education for 12 years in New Rochelle and 20 years in Nanuet, New York school systems. For many years, he also taught...
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Kathleen Benthall Brown

January 3, 1963 - August 22, 2017

Kathleen Benthall Brown, 54, of Havelock, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Ben Brown; her four children, Ashley Brown Spell, Phillip B. Brown, Miranda Brown, and Matthew J. Brown; her mother, Sarah Whitaker Frye; her brothers, Al Benthall, Jr. and Steven Benthall; her sisters, Lisa Benthall Simpson and Allyson Benthall Kiefer; as well as her...
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Beth Marie Cassidy

December 11, 1956 - August 17, 2017

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Kari Harris Mathis

December 24, 1977 - August 16, 2017

Kari Marina Harris Mathis, 39, of New Bern, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her home.She is preceded in death by her mother Melanie Ann Harris and sister Liana Harris.She is survived by her husband Wayne Mathis; father Richard Harris (Judy); sons Mark Mathis of LA and Dallas Mathis of New Bern; sister Katina Barefoot (Tom) of New Bern; step sisters Denise Smith of Hendersonville and Amy...
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Elliott Worsham Hudgins

March 16, 1927 - August 16, 2017

Elliott W. Hudgins, III was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1927 to Elliott Worsham Hudgins Jr and Ruth Corey Hudgins. He was educated in Boys Latin School of Maryland, and graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp during World War II and served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Virginia Military Institute Class of 50A and received his B...
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Fred Louis Monaco

January 10, 1919 - August 16, 2017

Fred L. Monaco, 98, of Beaufort, NC, formerly of Watertown, NY, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. He is survived by his two sons, Rick Monaco and Fred Monaco. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Fred's honor to: The Watertown Firefighters Benevolent Association; 224 South Massey St. Watertown, NY 13601Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New...
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Christopher Mark Doxey

July 5, 1988 - August 16, 2017

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Dorothy Mae DeMint

April 12, 1930 - August 15, 2017

Dorothy Mae Anderson DeMint, 87, of Ernul, went peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Tuesday, August 15th, 2017. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, August 18th at Cotten Funeral Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Dixon officiating. The family will recieve friends following the service. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Williams (James) of Ernul; three brothers, Charlie Anderson, Billy...
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Matthew Ryan Doxey

July 5, 1988 - August 13, 2017

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Robert Ross Allen

May 11, 1937 - August 13, 2017

Robert R (Buck) Allen, Major USMC Ret., 80, of Havelock, died peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at home, after an extended illness, surrounded by family members. Major Allen spent 22 years in the Marine Corps, a veteran of the Vietnam conflict. As a pilot, he flew many models, the C-130 being the most loved. Many duty stations were seen throughout his career, the most interesting by far...
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James Thomas Hagan

March 8, 1934 - August 11, 2017

Lt. Col. J.T. "Tom" Hagan, III, who was born in Longview, Texas in 1934, "has slipped the bounds of earth and is touching the face of God." On August 11, 2017 his soul passed from this earth due to complications of health during surgery. "The Haig" as he was known by his friends, served a distinctive military career of 26 years. During that time he flew many of the Marine Corps planes, including...
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Joyce Elaine Kashuk

September 1, 1939 - August 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Lucille Rowe

June 20, 1919 - August 8, 2017

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Eric Eugene Engblom

September 23, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Eric E. Engblom, 70, of New Bern, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at home. He is survived by his sister, Carlene Shivers (husband Larry Shivers), of Long Island, NY. The family will hold a memorial at a later date.Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Glenna Lois Davis

August 18, 1935 - August 7, 2017

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Belinda Michelle Hacker Hall

September 18, 1982 - August 6, 2017

Today we celebrate the home going of Belinda Michelle Hacker Hall, born on September 18, 1982, and departed from this earthly life on August 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother the late Mrs. Linda Davis.Belinda was a graduate of Pender County High School, class of 2000, she served in the United States Military and was attending school to get a degree. Her passion in life was flooring...
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Angela Dawn Phillips

October 8, 1965 - August 5, 2017

Angela "Dawn" Jarman Phillips, 51, passed away and went to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 5, 2017.She is survived by her loving fiancé, Chris Johnson; her beloved son, Colton Phillips; and her father, Alton Jarman. Dawn will be remembered for her colorful spirit, appreciation for pretty things, and kind heart.A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 11,...
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Terrance Edward Lanegan

October 10, 1934 - August 5, 2017

Terrence Edward Lanegan, 82, of New Bern died August 5, 2017.He is predeceased by his son, Edward Earl Lanegan.Surviving is his wife, Yukiko Oshiro Lanegan, daughters, Rebecca Koehler (Steven) of New Bern, Tanya Woods of Garner, Tina Cornell of Greenville, SC; brother, Patrick Lanegan of Ione, WS; sisters, Carol Rodriques Tucson,AZ, Barbara Annis of Spokane, WS, Linda Lanegan of Ione, WS, Bonnie...
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Barbara B. Crawford

July 7, 1936 - August 4, 2017

Barbara Brantley Crawford 79, of New Bern died August 4, 2017.She was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Barbara is predeceased in death by her husband, John Edward Crawford Sr. and son; John Edward Crawford Jr.Surviving is her son David T. Crawford of New Bern; grandchildren, John Edward Crawford III, Rachel C. Davis, Matthew Crawford and Ashlan Crawford; great grandson Joshua Bell...
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