Our Obituaries

Pauline Cumbo

March 27, 1939 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Maude 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 enjoyed sewing and cooking for family and friends. She was also an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for many years. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Max Miller; two children, Timothy Miller...
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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 Francis 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 King 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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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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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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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Scottie Alan Morton

February 20, 1974 - August 3, 2017

Scottie Alan Morton (February 20, 1974 - August 3, 2017)"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13"Every man dies, but not every man truly lives." - Braveheart.And there were never truer words written that embodied the life and times of Scottie "Scott" Alan Morton. Trademarked by his high energy and willingness to help anyone -...
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Robert G. Anderson

June 29, 1925 - August 2, 2017

ROBERT G. ANDERSON, CDR USN RET, WAS BORN IN OGDEN, UTAH ON JUNE 29, 1925 TO HERMA AND ROY J. ANDERSON. HE WAS RAISED AND SCHOOLED IN THE SAN FRNSCISCO BAY AREA OF CALIFORNIA. BOB ENTERED THE NAVY IMMEDIATELY UPON GRATUATING HIGH SCHOOL. HE SPENT 26 YEARS AS A NAVAL AVIATOR, RETIRING WITH THE RANK OF COMMANDER. AFTER HIS SERVICE HE ATTENDED JOHNS HOPKINS IN BALTIMORE AND RECEIVED A DEGREE IN...
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Patricia Rose MacNeal

March 14, 1948 - August 1, 2017

Patricia (Pat) Rose MacNeal, 69 of New Bern, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 1. Born in Hartford, CT on March 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Katherine Rose (Congdon) MacNeal. She is survived by her her son, Eric Krauth of Philadelphia, PA, brother, Kevin and sister-in-law, Rose MacNeal of New Bern, niece Natalie MacNeal and her...
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Melton Gray Lewis

July 8, 1949 - July 31, 2017

Melton Gray Lewis, 68, of Vanceboro, passed away July 31, 2017 at home.He is survived by his wife, Kay Lewis, one son, Michael Lewis of New Bern, two step-sons, Benji Coombs of Ernul and Jimmy Coombs of New Bern, two step- daughters, Beth Thomas of West Virginia, Tiffany Porter of Greensboro, three brothers, Glenn, Leo and William Lewis, all of Vanceboro, and his grandchildren, Michaela Lewis,...
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William Joseph Dams

July 27, 1936 - July 29, 2017

William Joseph Charles Dams, known by his friends as "Duke "was born in Buffalo, NY on July 27, 1936. He joined his Heavenly Father and beloved wife, Helen, on July 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Helen Louise Dams and his oldest daughter Rebecca Louise Sykes. William is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Arlene Benack and Mrs. Donna Christian both of Buffalo, NY;...
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Winnifred Phillips Williams

September 3, 1923 - July 26, 2017

Winnifred Phillips Williams, 93, of The Village Green in East Dundee, Illinois, passed away peacefully on July 26th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Winnifred was born in Tallahassee, Florida on September 3rd, 1923, but she lived most of her life in New Bern, N.C. On July 21st, 1949 she was married to Van Williams and they were married for thirty one years.Winnifred enjoyed playing the...
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Daniel Walker Jackson

November 17, 1929 - July 26, 2017

Danny Jackson died 26, July 2017 at Bayview Nursing Home in New Bern. Danny is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred C. Jackson. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Jackson (Dora) of Wake Forest, NC, and his nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Jane Jackson, his brother Jack Jackson, half-sister Lois and his niece Robin Jackson.Danny was born in Lumberton,...
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Katherine Ann Bolser

October 2, 1951 - July 24, 2017

Katherine BolserNEW BERN - Katherine "Miss Kathy" Bolser, 65, of New Bern, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 quietly at her home.Katherine was a loving mother and wife. She also was a loyal and proud employee of Wal-Mart for 28 years. She loved to cook and bake. She is survived by her devoted husband Joseph of 26 years; daughter Gillian Kemp; brother Thomas Kemp, III; and sister Karen Gillis...
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Barbara H. Veneziano

December 27, 1956 - July 23, 2017

Barbara Hickman Veneziano, age 60, passed away on July 23rd at her home in New Bern, NC surrounded by her loved ones.Barbara was born on Dec. 27th in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Barbara Jones and Harry Hickman. She graduated from Edison High School alongside her lifelong friends Ethel, Gale and Debbie. It was during her senior year in high school that her sister, Donna, introduced her to Anthony...
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Guy Maxson

December 5, 1956 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Bruce D. Waugh

September 13, 1958 - July 22, 2017

Dr. Bruce D. Waugh, 58, of New Bern, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017.Bruce is survived by his mother Marian Waugh, and sister Gayle Waugh. He was the recipient of many awards and certificates, including the Community Fabric Award for Leadership in Education and the Craven Community College in Teaching Award. Bruce was the leader of Craven Community Computer Tech Team and competed in the...
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Brenda C. Heath

April 19, 1947 - July 22, 2017

Fairfield HarborBrenda Heath, 70 of Fairfield Harbor died July 22, 2017.She was employed with New Bern Family Eye Care. She is pre deceased by her son, Jason Todd Heath and a brother, Darvin Camp.Surviving are her husband, Henry Heath; daughter, Wendy Heath of Mebane; brothers, Denny Camp, Jake Camp and Ray Camp.A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at Cotten...
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Virgie Amanda McIntyre

February 27, 1923 - July 22, 2017

Virgie McIntyre, 94, passed away at CarolinaEast Medical Center after a brief illness on July 22, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and an educator, painter, musician, and novelist. Virgie grew up in the Gaffney/Spartanburg SC area, and lived in the Green Creek NC community from the 1940's-2011 and then moved to New Bern to be closer to family here and...
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James C. Wright

February 15, 1933 - July 21, 2017

James Clifford Wright Jr., 84, of New Bern, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017."He was a man of reason". Jim was an avid painter and sculptor, had a love for music, poetry, photography, marital arts, and fly fishing. He proudly served with the United States Marine Corps during Korea. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Wright; Children Terry Smith, Jan Wright, Steven Wright; 11 Grandchildren;...
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Ruby Lee Coker Monette

February 6, 1933 - July 19, 2017

Ruby Lee Coker Monette 84, of New Bern, NC passed away to her peaceful heavenly home on Wednesday July 19, 2017. She was a sweet and beautiful loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an angel on earth for all of those who ever met her, whether it was at E.E. Monette's Grocery Store or as a door greeter at Walmart. She never met a stranger and left a lasting impression on...
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Irene Marie Antoinette Caparco

October 7, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Margaret Sutton French

February 10, 1929 - July 19, 2017

Margaret E. Sutton French, 88, of Jasper, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017. She was born in 1929 to the late Stephen Alfred Sutton and Millie Hawkins Sutton, growing up on the family farm in the Asbury community. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Sidney French and together they raised their family on the French farm in Jasper. She was a member of Bethany...
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Phyllis June Naragon

July 19, 1925 - July 18, 2017

NEW BERN - Phyllis June Smith Naragon, 91, of New Bern, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her home.Service will be noon Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at New Bern Memorial.Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Carloyn C.G Smith

October 4, 1929 - July 18, 2017

CMSgt. Carloyn G. Smith. USAF Retired CMSgt Carloyn G. Smith died peacefully in his Trent Woods home July 18, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born on October 4, 1929 in Walstonburg, NC to Benjamin Thomas Smith and Juel Garner Smith.In 1946, he joined the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. While serving his country he received several commendations, which...
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Helen Louise Nepil

January 4, 1922 - July 16, 2017

Helen Fehrs Nepil, 95, of New Bern, passed away on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta N. Carter; son, Garret J. Nepil (Lauri); sister, Marie F. Sweigart; grandchildren, Robert N. Jarman, III (Kelli), Joshua M. Sullivan (Gina), Denise M. Niner (Andrew), and Anna N. Castine (Tim); three great grandchildren, Taylar E. Jarman, Morgan K. Jarman, and Kyle...
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Bobby Gean Campbell

May 28, 1947 - July 15, 2017

Bobby Gean Campbell, 70, of Pantego, passed away on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Born in Beaufort County in the spring of 1947, Bobby was the son of the late Minnie B. Campbell Midyette and Roland O. Midyette, Sr. He is survived by two sisters, Arlene M. Brown (Greg) of New York and Marie Midyette Lupton of New Bern; three brothers, Danny Midyette of Greensboro, Terry Midyette of New Bern, and...
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Dylan Todd Parker

July 14, 1991 - July 15, 2017

Dylan Todd Parker, 26,passed away Saturday, July 15,2017 at Crystal Coast Hospice. He was a HVAC tech and an electrician. Family will receive friends Friday, July 21, 2017 at Cotten Funeral Home from 9:00am to 10:00am. A Celebration of Life service will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery at 10:00am. Dylan is survived by his parents, Dennis Todd And Tammie Lee Heath Parker,...
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Reba Arelene Brannen

June 20, 1930 - July 14, 2017

Reba Hurst Brannen, 87, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 14th, 2017.She is survived by her three sons, Lloyd Austin Brannen, III of New Bern, Michael Alan Brannen of Havelock, and William Gary Brannen of Cary; one sister, Marjorie Adams of Savannah, Ga.; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Sadly, she was preceded in death by her brother, W.L. Hurst, Jr....
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Susie Barbour Zapffel

September 24, 1920 - July 13, 2017

Susie Amanda Barbour Zapffel, 96, of Craven County, NC, passed away with family by her side at the CarolinaEast Medical Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born Friday, September 24, 1920 in Bridgeton, NC, one of four children of the late Clem and Ludie Paul Barbour, a shopkeeper and a dressmaker. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years, George Leon Zapffel.She was a...
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Alice A. Purifoy

March 7, 1940 - July 12, 2017

Alice A. Purifoy, 77, of New Bern, passed away on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at her home. She was retired from Carolina Telephone & Telegraph with 25 years of service and was a shareholder at New Bern Antiques, where she enjoyed interaction with customers and her fellow employees. In her spare time she liked to play Mahjong with her friends. She attended Unity Christian Church, where she sang...
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Helen Reynolds Rodger

June 21, 1925 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Rebekah Christian Chittick

December 23, 1984 - July 12, 2017

Rebekah Christian Chittick passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She is survived by her daughter Amelia; her parents; and two sisters.The family will hold a memorial service to celebrate her life on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00pm at the West New Bern Presbyterian Church.In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in her honor to Noah's Arc Pre-School Scholarship Fund; 1701...
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Colleen Anne Connolly

June 2, 1933 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Dorothy Hardison Seals

August 13, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Dorothy Hardison Seals 89, of New Bern died July 8, 2017 at her home.Dorothy was a member of Croatan Presbyterian Church, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution serving at the national and state level, Colonial Dames of the 17th century, Eastern Star and White Shrine.Surviving are her sons, Allan A. Seals Jr (Aurelia) of CT., Clifford C. Seals of New Bern; daughters, Loretta S....
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Mary Helen Shields

January 17, 1941 - July 8, 2017

Mary Helen Mills Shields, 76, passed away Saturday, July 8,2017 at Wilson Medical Center.Arrangements will be announced at a later date.Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Dorothy Hardison Seals

August 13, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Dorothy was a member of Croatan Presbyterian Church, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution serving at the national and state level, Colonial Dames of the 17th century, Eastern Star and White Shrine.Surviving are her sons, Allan A. Seals Jr (Aurelia) of CT., Clifford C. Seals of New Bern; daughters, Loretta S. Potts (James) of Cape She is predeceased by her husband, Allan...
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Thomas Andrew Krynicki

April 3, 1968 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Richard Lee Puster

April 29, 1940 - July 6, 2017

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Sandra Jarvis Graham

January 28, 1958 - July 6, 2017

Sandra Jarvis Graham, 59, of Rossville,Ga. passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Sandra was born in New Bern, NC on January 28, 1958 to the late James and Mary Jarvis. She has lived in the Chattanooga, TN area since 1991. She received her Bachelor's degree from UTC in 2002. She began her career at Pinnix Drug Store in New Bern and went on to work at several hospitals including Emory University...
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Larry Martin Ackerman

January 6, 1937 - July 5, 2017

Larry Martin Ackerman,80, of Havelock,NC passed away Wednesday, July 5,2017 at Crystal Coast Hospice.Larry served his country in the United States Marines, Enjoyed hunting and fishing, and gardening when he retired.Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, July 11,2017 at 2:00pm at Cotten Chapel. Visitation will be between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on Tuesday at Cotten Funeral Home. Burial will...
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Ashby Reynolds Tippett

October 19, 1918 - July 5, 2017

Ashby Reynolds Tippett, 98, of Cove City, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. A veteran of World War II, he served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. For more than 50 years he was a member of Ionic Lodge No. 583 A.F. & A.M., York Rite, and Scottish Rite. He was a faithful member of Asbury U.M. Church where he taught...
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Mary Ann Krueger

July 4, 1926 - July 3, 2017

On Monday, July 3rd, Mary Ann Schneider Krueger, of River Bend, passed away at the age of 90 years, just one day shy of her 91st birthday. Daughter of the late John and Mary Schwartz Schneider, Mary Ann was born on Independence Day 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. In Evanston, IL, she met and married the love of her life, Ralph Krueger, and together they enjoyed many adventures together, including...
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Kristen Nichole Lee

July 13, 1989 - July 2, 2017

Kristen Nichole Lee, 27, of New Bern passed away July 2, in Ohio where she recently moved to for a new adventure.She was born in New Bern, NC, July 13, 1989, a daughter of Lisa Foley Lee and Elwood Lee.In addition to her parents, she is survived by the LOVES of her life Jensen James (7) and Callista Marie (5), her "Papa" Steve Foley and her "Granny" Sharon Foley, both of which...
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John Hoerner Wollerton

July 8, 1936 - July 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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Nina Elliott Armstrong

May 18, 1980 - July 1, 2017

Nina Elliott Armstrong, 37, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 30th, 2017. Nina blessed many lives during her passing by being an organ donor.She was preceded in death by her father, Michael Elliott, Sr. and her grandmother, Pat Elliott.She was a loving, caring, devoted mother to Jeffrey Michael, Brittany, Andrea, and Shanna Armstrong, all of Reelsboro.She is also survived by her mother,...
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Rita Lee Davis

September 15, 1953 - July 1, 2017

Rita Lee Davis was born September 15th, 1953 to Melba D. Lee and Margie Caraway Lee. She left this world to join her Heavenly Father after a brief illness, on Saturday, July 1st, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Craig Sutton; father, Melba D. Lee, and sister, Gloria Lee Weickgenant. She is survived by her mother, Margie Caraway Lee; brother, Michael Bruce Lee; and several nieces and...
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Linda Gail Swindell Hall

September 17, 1960 - June 29, 2017

Linda Swindell Hall, 56, of Pollocksville, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at home.Linda was employed at Grille Buddies in Pollocksville. She is survived by her husband Mat Hall; son Micheal Cisco; granddaughters Chelsa Cisco and Harmony Minor; her siblings Donald L. Swindell, Donna Whitehurst, Mary Collins and Fay Jarman; and numerous nieces and nephews.Her funeral will be held at 2 pm...
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Robert G. Ross

July 12, 1936 - June 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.
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David Earl Lewis

October 1, 1944 - June 26, 2017

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Essie B. Hales

September 1, 1936 - June 26, 2017

Essie Boyd Hales, 80, of New Bern, went to her Heavenly home on June 26, 2017. Born September 1, 1936 in Chocowinity, she is predeceased by her parents, Casey and Rosa Lee Boyd of Chocowinity, her brother, Billy Ray Boyd of Chocowinity and her much beloved husband of 47 years, Gerald H. Hales. She was a member of Beech Grove Methodist Church. Essie had several jobs while raising a family and...
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Gwendolyn Thigpen Huffman

July 30, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Gwendolyn Thigpen Huffman, 88, of New Bern died Sunday, June 25, 2017.Born July 30, 1928, Gwen was raised on a farm near Beulaville, NC. She married Norman Glenn Huffman of Richlands in 1951. Together they were instrumental in the founding of Battleground Park Baptist Church (now Neuse River BC) on Old Cherry Point Road.Gwen was a devout Christian who loved the Lord. She read and studied the...
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Diane Mae Hazen Degnan

May 28, 1930 - June 25, 2017

Diane Mae Degnan, nee Hazen, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 25th surrounded by her family. Born in the Bronx, New York in 1930 to Frank and Gertrude (Spannegal) Hazen, she was a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, and earned an associate degree in Business Administration from Excelsior College.She served her country in the United States Air Force, graduating from OCS in 1955 as...
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Kenneth Riley Caulfield

January 7, 1984 - June 24, 2017

Kenneth Riley Caulfield. Kenneth "Riley" Caulfield, 33 of New Bern, NC (originally from High Point, NC), passed away on June 24, 2017.Riley was born on January 7, 1984 in High Point, NC, the son of Brian and Rayma Caulfield. He graduated from High Point Central High School. On October 1, 2010 he married Lauren Diane Freeman and was employed with FedEx.Surviving are his wife, Lauren of the home,...
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Tammie Lee Wetherington

November 13, 1957 - June 24, 2017

Tammie Lee Wetherington, 59, of Cove City, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 24th with her daughter by her side.Tammie passionately served the Lord with all of her heart and her faith and commitment to Him was an inspiration to so many. She loved her family dearly and was especially devoted to her grandchildren. For more than 30 years, she was employed by Hatteras Yachts.She leaves...
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