Miscellaneous Carteret County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Shepherd 
Bettylou Shepherd, 65, of Swansboro died Saturday. 
A memorial service will take place in Pine Island, Fla., at a later date. 
She enjoyed bingo, bowling and cards. She was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. 
Survivors include two daughters, Jacquelin Farries and Roberta Lewis, both of Swansboro, and Donald Irish of Boiling Green, Fla.; a brother, Howard Griffith of Lewiston, N.Y.;' a sister, Jacquelin Filosofos of Hollywood, Fla.; and four grandchildren. 
August 1, 2001

Venters 
Christopher Harry Venters Jr., 75, of Emerald Isle died Saturday at his home. 
Services were Monday at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church with the Rev. Renfro Sproul officiating. Burial followed at Seaside Memorial Park. 
He was a member of St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church and a veteran of World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Lois C. Venters; a daughter, Sara Lee Venters Jennings of Waynesville; two sons, Christopher Harry Venters III of Emerald Isle and Kim C. Venters of New Bern; and one sister, Nancy Willms of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 
Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church Building Fund, Atlantic Station Shopping Center, Atlantic Beach, N.C. 28512. 
August 1, 2001

Drake 
Dr. Raymond Dewitt Drake Jr., 70, of Maysville died Sunday at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. 
He was the father of Gene C. Edens of Stella. 
Services were today (Wednesday) at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with the Rev. Lon Miller officiating. Burial followed at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. 
Other survivors include his wife, Nancy King Drake; three daughters, Stephanie Lizbeth Drake of Raleigh, Jayne Wyrick of Burlington and Renée Stalls of Jacksonville; another son, Raymond Dewitt Drake III of California; and three grandchildren. 
October 24, 2001

McNeill 
Charles Angus McNeill, 72, of Jacksonville died Saturday at his home. 
He was the father of Larry L. Settle of Swansboro. 
Services were Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville with the Revs. Robert Hall and Russell Padgett officiating. Burial followed at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors. 
He was a retired sergeant major in the U.S. Marine Corps. 
Other survivors include his wife, Linda A. McNeill of the home; a daughter, Cynthia Kuhn of Wilmington; another son, David C. McNeill of Oak Island; four brothers, Robert (Bob) McNeill, Hugh McNeill and Carl McNeill, all of Fayetteville, and James A. McNeill of Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Onslow County or to the American Cancer Society. 
October 24, 2001

Palmer 
Michael H. Palmer, 44, of Yulee, Fla., died Oct. 14 at Baptist Medical Center in Nassau, Fla. 
He was the son of Clarence Palmer of Hubert. 
He retired as a civil service crane inspector after 21 years and was a computer specialist with Cisco Technologies. He was a member of the Baptist faith. 
Other survivors include his wife, Donna Rowland Palmer; a daughter, Erica Denise Palmer of Vernon, Fla.; a son, Jason Scott Palmer of Vernon; his mother, Patricia "Pat" Palmer of Jacksonville; a brother, Thomas Palmer of Clintwood, Va.; and two sisters, Nancy Sheluga of Jacksonville and Jill Ahlquist of Oakwood, Ga. 
October 24, 2001

Riggs 
Mr. Ralph Livingston Riggs, 87, of Greensboro died Oct. 13, 2001. 
He was a resident of the Masonic and Eastern Star Home of Greensboro. 
Masonic services for Mr. Riggs were held Oct. 16 at the Masonic and Eastern Star home. Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery. 
Mr. Riggs was a life member of the Shrine Club in Swansboro and a member of Seaside Masonic Lodge 429 in Swansboro. He was also a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Swansboro and had served in the United States Coast Guard. In July of this year, Governor Paul E. Patton of Kentucky commissioned him a Kentucky Colonel. 
Mr. Riggs is survived by his children, Ralph S. Riggs of Conway, S.C., Billie Jean Millard and husband David of Wilmington, Teddy L. Riggs and wife Carolyn of Laurinburg, and Ann Ill of Charlotte, his brothers, Crain Riggs, Richard Riggs and Rona Bell Riggs, all of Swansboro; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva Swain Riggs. 
Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605. 
Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel handled the arrangements. 
October 24, 2001

Bray 
Wilbert Norman Bray, 77, of Swansboro died Monday at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. 
Graveside services will take place Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Stokely Family Cemetery in Elizabeth City. 
He was a carpenter and attended Word of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Estelle Odum Bray; six daughters, Barbara Balance of Elizabeth City, Margaret Jean Bray and Brenda Faye Workman, both of Norfolk, Va., Norma Mann of Avon, Ind., and Rena Schirmer and Brenda Toomer, both of Swansboro; a son, John Bray of Shiloh; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 
December 12, 2001

Bugos 
Shirley Ann Bugos, 72, of Stella died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. 
A memorial service took place Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel in Morehead City with the Rev. Timothy Havlicek officiating. 
Survivors include her husband, Bernard Bugos; a daughter, Dulciana Tennyson of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; a son, Timothy L. Pepperdine of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother, Anthony G. Hendry of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada; and one grandson. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 1407, Greenville, N.C. 27834. 
December 12, 2001

Prada 
Phyllis A. Prada, 85, of Sandwich, Mass., formerly of Jacksonville, died Saturday at Cape Heritage Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Sandwich. 
She was the stepmother of Karen Midgette of Hubert. 
Services will take place Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home in Sandwich with the Rev. William Geertz officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarville Cemetery in Plymouth, Mass. 
A native of Massachusetts, she was secretary to the head of history of Cape Cod Community College. She also worked for Clark University as an executive secretary . 
Other survivors include a daughter, Jane A. Briggs of Sandwich; a brother, John E. Shortt of Guatemala; a sister, Lorraine Pl. Delong of Casco, Maine; and eight grandchildren. 
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Cape Cod, P.O. Box 953, Barnstable, MA 02630, or to the charity of one's choice. 
December 12, 2001

Strickland 
Cedric Joseph Strickland, 78, of Wilson died Friday. 
He was the father of Gerald W. Strickland of Swansboro. 
Graveside services were Sunday at Lee's Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Freeman officiating. 
Other survivors include another son, Cecil L. Strickland of Pasadena, Calif.; two sisters, Beulah Parker of Raleigh and Katie Lou Strickland of Middlesex; two brothers, Willard Strickland of Zebulon and Johnnie Strickland of Middlesex; and four grandchildren. 
December 12, 2001

Brown 
William M. Brown Jr., 78, of Beaufort died Thursday at Century Care of the Crystal Coast in Morehead City. 
He was the father of Hunter C. Brown of Emerald Isle. 
Graveside services took place Monday at Edgecombe Memorial Park in Tarboro with the Rev. Ed Conner officiating. 
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dale Creech Brown; and a son, William M. Brown III. 
Other survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Brown of Alameda, Calif.; a daughter, Laura D. Brown of Winterville; two brothers, Graham Brown of Bridgeton and Donald Brown of Franklin, Va.; one sister, Claudia Roach of Melbourne, Fla.; and two grandchildren. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 53, Morehead City, N.C. 28557. 
December 12, 2001

Forrest 
Richard Ivor Forrest, 82, of Emerald Isle died Thursday at his home. 
A memorial service took place Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Swansboro. 
He served in the U.S. Army and was a charter member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. 
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Forrest; a son, Steven Forrest of Chapel Hill; a daughter, Jan Ward of Norway, Maine; one brother; and two grandchildren. 
Memorial donations may be made to Carteret County Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Morehead City, N.C. 28557. 
December 12, 2001

Jones 
Jack M. Jones, 72, of Rocky Mount and formerly of Emerald Isle, died Nov. 21. 
Survivors include his wife, Lee Jones, of Rocky Mount; two sons, Mike Jones of Emerald Isle and John Jones of Durham; and one daughter, Jackie Kitson of Arlington, Va. 
December 12, 2001

Stoneking 
Gladys Stoneking, 80, of Queens Creek died Nov. 23 in Winston-Salem. 
Services were Nov. 29 in Hamilton, Texas. 
Survivors include a daughter, Karin Gustman of Winston-Salem; two sons, Danny Stoneking of the San Francisco Bay area, Calif., and Michael Stoneking of Virginia Beach, Va.; and four grandchildren.
December 12, 2001

Lick 
Dorothy Lick, 88, of Cape Carteret died today (Wednesday) at Britthaven of Newport. 
A remembrance open house will take place Saturday, 2-5 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Shirley TenHagen, at 301 Taylor Notion Road. A later memorial service will take place at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church in North East, Pa. 
She was an avid weaver, having had her own weaving shop in North East. She was a member of the Sea Coastal Weavers of New Bern and the Chautauqua County Weavers Guild of New York State. 
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Mary Margaret of North East; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 53, Morehead City, N.C. 28557. 
February 13, 2002

Register 
Huger "Gene" Register, 65, of Jacksonville died Saturday at Onslow Memorial Hospital. 
She was the Suanne Register of Hubert. 
Services were Tuesday at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with the Revs. Tom Eagle and Yvonne Morgan officiating. Burial followed with full military honors. 
Other survivors include his wife, Susan Smith Register; three other daughters, Sherry Register Pace of Jacksonville, Kathy Geer Linder of Kennesaw, Ga., and Debra Geer Lockleer of Jacksonville; a son, Michael Geer of Jacksonville; two brothers, Lacy Register of High Point and Roy Register of South Carolina; two sisters, Linda Johnson and Peggy Resister Harris, both of Aynor, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
February 13, 2002

Odum 
Charlie Everett Odum, 84, of Jacksonville died Friday at Onslow Memorial Hospital. 
He was the father of Carol Conway of Hubert and Irene Riggs of Swansboro. 
Services were Monday at Maysville Cemetery with the Rev. James Oliver officiating. 
He was a native of Onslow County and a retired civil service worker. 
Other survivors include his wife, Esther Odum; a sister, Martha Parker of New Bern; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. 
February 13, 2002

Adams 
Allie Mae Adams, 77, of Broad Creek died Thursday at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. 
Services were Sunday at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City with the Rev. Allen Stocks officiating. Burial followed at Graham memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. 
Survivors include a son, Gregory "Kenny" Adams of Broad Creek; three sisters, Helen French of Horsham, Pa., Etta Loreece Carter of Marietta, Ga., and Ann Anderson of New Bern; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
February 13, 2002

Rochelle 
Leola Bell Rochelle, 78, of Holly Ridge died Thursday at Onslow Memorial Hospital. 
She was the sister of Lillian Provost and Louise Riggs, both of Swansboro, and Dixie Morton of Hubert. 
Services were Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville with the Rev. Kenneth Huffman officiating. Burial followed at the Padgett Family Cemetery. 
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Ike Rochelle of the home; two daughters, Wanda Rochelle and Helen Smith, both of the home; another sister, Evelyn Skinner of Franklin, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
February 13, 2002

Smallwood 
Scottie "Junior" Smallwood, 60, of Hubert died Feb. 5 at Onslow Memorial Hospital. 
Services were Saturday at Bear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Golden officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Seaside Memorial Park. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Smallwood; and a brother, John D. Smallwood. 
Survivors include four sons, Frankie Lee Britt, Scottie Smallwood Jr. II, James Michael Smallwood and Kenneth Ray Larson Smallwood, all of Bear Creek; four daughters, Teresa Britt Hutchison, Lisa Ann Jones and Pearl Lynn Peterson, all of Bear Creek, and Sylvia Ann Locklear of Maxton; two brothers, Edward Smallwood and Venious "Doc" Smallwood, both of Bear Creek; five sisters, Kathy Thomas of Destin, Fla., Pearl Gillette of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Gearldine Phillips and Ruby Phillips, both of Swansboro, and Irene Gibson of Betsy Lake, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
February 13, 2002

Littleton 
Cora Mae Littleon, 91, of Stella died Tuesday at her home. 
Services will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville with Elder Gene Lupton officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park. 
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Littleton Jenkins of Havelock. 
The family will receive friends tonight (Wednesday) form 7 to 9 at the funeral home. 
June 12, 2002

Lemarie 
Jean Ewell Lemarie Jr., 40, of Jacksonville died Sunday at Onslow Memorial Hospital. 
She was the sister of Kathy Sathoff of Hubert. 
Memorial services were Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. 
Other survivors include another sister, Lorraine Lemarie of Jacksonville. 
June 12, 2002

Echols 
Arlene Pat Echols, 68, of Swansboro died Thursday at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington. 
Services were Tuesday at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Yarborough and the Rev. Keith Hollar officiating. Burial followed at Seaside Memorial Park. 
Surviving are three daughters, Helen Odum and husband Wayne of Swansboro, Cheryl Baker and husband Donald of Castle Hayne, and Shelia Winters and husband Jeff of Hot Springs, Ark.; three sons, Clarence Frederick of Swansboro, David Frederick of Alexandria, Va., and Jeff Ozman and wife Lauren of Falling Waters, W.Va.; a brother, Curtis Blackiston of Houston, Texas; a sister, Sylvia Ackerman of Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren, Carrie Odum Willis and husband Kevin, Dennis Odum, Jeff Odum, Melanie Frederick, Jason Frederick, Rose Ann Dieter, Amanda Baker, Dana Cathcart and wife, Christina, Roxanne Grizzard and husband Johnny, Ashley Winters, Kayla Winters and Colt Ozman; four great-grandchildren, Johnny Ray, Dana Cathcart III, Brittany Odum and Crystal Bobbit. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association, N.C. Affiliate, Inc., P.O. Box 2636, Chapel Hill, N.C., 28515, or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington 
June 12, 2002

McCarvill 
Tammi McCarvill, 41, of Ocean died Thursday at her home. 
Services were Sunday at White Oak Church of God with the Revs. Douglas Allen and Joe Caton officiating. Burial followed at Amariah Garner Cemetery. 
She was a member of White Oak Church of God and the Broad Creek Fire Department. 
Survivors include her husband, Vince McCarvill; a son, Asa Willis of Swansboro; a daughter, Rhonda McCarvill of the home; her parents, Martha and Dalton Russell of Ocean; and one brother, Kevin Russell of Newport. 
June 12, 2002

Parker 
Inez Whiteside Parker, 83, of Cape Carteret died June 6 at Carteret General Hospital. 
Services were Saturday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery. 
She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and a member of the Carteret county Extension Homemakers Club for more than 50 years. 
Survivors include two daughters, Gail Taylor and her husband, Johnnie of Hubert, and Sherry L. Parker of Newport; a son, W.F. Parker and his wife, Ginger of Cape Carteret; a sister, Edna Ramsey of Lincolnton; a brother, Tommy Whiteside of Cornelius; seven grandchildren, Robyn Stafford, David Rappaport, Susanne Taylor, W. Jason Wallace, Lora L. Wallace, Elizabeth Sue Parker and William Nash Parker; and five great-grandchildren, Brady Stafford, Joshua Schmidt, Andrew Schmidt, Adam Schmidt and Brianna L. Whaley. 
She was predeceased by her husband, William Nash Parker. 
June 12, 2002

McCuiston 
Charles Terry McCuiston, 85, of Emerald Isle died June 5 at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. 
Services were Sunday at Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Oltman officiating. Burial was Tuesday at Sharon Memorial Pak in Charlotte. 
He retired from Southern Bell Telephone after 36 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Army Corps. 
Survivors include two daughters, Linda M. Deahl of Inman, S.C., and Ann M. McFall of Charlotte; a sister, Dorothy M. Patterson of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Memorial donations may be made to Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 100 Yaupon Drive, Cape Carteret, N.C., 28584. 
June 12, 2002

Tugman 
William "Bill" Tugman, 69, of Morehead City died June 5. 
He was the father of Lynn Bahm of Hubert. 
Services were Saturday at Munden Funeral Home with Elise Huebner officiating. Burial followed at Gethsemane Memorial Park. 
He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 27 years. He received the Purple Heart while serving in the Vietnam Ward. 
Other survivors include five other daughters, Lee Jones of Grifton, Karen Tosto of South River, Cindy Stipe of Greenville, Lisa Hegler of Newport and Sharon Nelson of Williston; three sisters, Ruby DePalma of Falls Church, Va., Elsie Huebner of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Betty Frank of Huntsville, Ala.; a brother, Gene Tugman; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
June 12, 2002

Salter 
Geneva Smith Salter, 82, of Broad Creek died June 5 in Fort Worth, Texas. 
Services were Tuesday at Broad Creek Church of God with the Rev. Joe Caton officiating. Burial followed at Community Cemetery. 
She was a member of Broad Creek Church of God. 
Survivors include three daughters, Portia Stonestreet and Betsy Linfoot, both of Nashville, Tenn., and Jamie Edwards of Harkers Island; a son, James Salter of California; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
June 12, 2002


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