Miscellaneous Craven County, North Carolina Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY


Leander Moore 
Havelock resident 
Leander Moore, 75, of 200 Ferry Road, Havelock, died Friday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
The funeral will be tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at Hyman Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. Bobby Simmons, Pastor and the Rev. Roy McCabe, Eulogist, officiating. 
He is survived by his widow, Evangelist Kathleen Toon Moore, of the home; one son, William T. Moore of Havelock; one daughter, Kathleen Moore of the home; one brother, Sylvester Moore of New Bern; one sister, Mildred Green of New Bern; and one grandchild. 
The family will receive friends tonight at the residence. Ritualistic services will be held at Oscar's Mortuary tonight from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m by East Lily #803 Masonic Lodge, of Havelock, followed by visitation of friends. 
Mr. Moore was a member of Hyman Chapel Church for 50 years, serving as church and cemetery sexton, singing with the No. 1 Choir and past president of the choir. He was a founder of the Carteret-Craven Brotherhood Chorus and president for 37 years. Moore served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Department of Transportation, Cherry Point. 
Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary. 
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

William Smith 
Son of Newport resident 
William Keith Smith, 44, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at his residence in Wilmington, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. 
He was born in Cherry Point, NC on September 27, 1954, the son of Jan and Janet Smith of Newport, NC. 
Bill graduated from West Carteret High School, Morehead City, NC, in 1972, and was an Honors graduate of Cape Fear Community College. He was general manager of the Wilmington branch of Mutual Distributing Company. 
He was a very active member of Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, and the depth of his faith in Jesus Christ was very evident in his life. 
Surviving in addition to his parents are his loving wife, Connie Washam Smith of the residence; two sons, Jason Lee Smith of Wilmington, and Tracy Allen Smith of Wilson, NC; a grandson, Tristan Allen Smith of Wilson, NC; a brother, Donald Houston Smith of King, NC; and a sister, Vonnie Smith Lankford of Chesapeake, VA. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Belinda Lee Smith and Edna Lynn Smith. 
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 1999 at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church, 800 Piner Road, Wilmington, NC, by Pastor's James Glasgow, and Bryan Slater. Graveside committal will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens. 
The family will receive friends between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Wednesday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412. 
Memorial gifts in Bill's memory may be made to the Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church Family Life Center Building Fund, 800 Piner Road, Wilmington, NC, 28409. 
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. (PAID) 
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

Ralph H. Spanjer 
Former resident 
Maj. Gen. Ralph H. "Smoke" Spanjer, USMC (Ret.) passed away Monday, Feb. 8 after a lengthy bout with cancer. Despite months of debilitating chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Spanjer continued to work enthusiastically as Chancellor of St. John's Northwestern Military Academy until his death. 
Spanjer was promoted to Major General on Aug. 26, 1971 and assigned Director of Personnel of the Marine Corps. He subsequently served as operations Officer of the Pacific Command where he directed operations in the Pacific during the final years of Vietnam, including the planning and execution of the return of American POWs. He took command of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point and later served as Deputy Commander, Headquarters, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. He retired from active duty in 1977. 
Spanjer is survived by his wife Suzanne Ebert Spanjer; daughters June Ann Spanjer of Gainesville, Fla. and Jan Lee Spanjer of Melbourne, Fla.; stepson J. Jay Pruce of Lewisburg, Ky.; sisters Ruth Leland of Barrington, R.I. and Florence Anderson of Franklin, N.J.; a brother, Dr. Raymond Spanjer of Columbus, N.C. and grandchildren J. Tadge, F. Tyler and Gwynndolyn D. Spruce. He was preceded by his parents, daughter Jill, brother William and sisters Lillian, Marjorie and Jane. 
A memorial service will be held in Noble Victory Memorial Chapel at St. John's Northwestern on Feb. 20. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Questions about the service may be addressed to the Chancellor's Office at 414-646-7192. 
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the R.H. "Smoke" Spanjer Endowment Fund, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, 1101 North Genessee Street, Delafield, Wis. 53018.
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

Herbert Morris, Jr. 
Havelock native 
Herbert Morris, Jr., 86, of 15 Beekman Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY, a native of Havelock, died Saturday, April 10th. 
Funeral Services were held last Saturday at Piney Grove AMEZ Church with the Pastor W.L. Walton officiating. 
Burial was in the Morris Family Cemetery, Havelock. 
He is survived by his sister, Laura M. Edwards of Freemont. 
Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc. 1700 Oscar Drive, New Bern. 
[Published Apr. 27, 1999]

Dalvin Godette 
Havelock resident 
Dalvin Godette, infant, of Apartment A4, 200 Shipman Road, died Saturday at Carteret General Hospital. 
Graveside services are today at 11 a.m. at the Godette Family Cemetery with the Rev. Ervin Hickman and Vickie Reels officiating. 
Entombment will be in the Godette Cemetery. 
He is survived by his parents, Dalton Godette and Matilda Ellison of Havelock; one sister, Ashley Ellison of Havelock; and grandparents, James and Mamie Ellison of Beaufort and George and Duella Godette of Havelock. 
Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, New Bern. 
[Published Apr. 27, 1999]

Irene Goforth Pettit
Havelock resident 
Irene Goforth Pettit, 87, died Friday at Britthaven of Havelock. 
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Hadley officiating. She is survived by one daughter Freida Byers of Havelock, and one grandchild. 
Arrangements by Havelock Funeral Service. 
[Published Oct. 4, 1999]

Nesiah Akilah Richardson
Havelock resident 
Nesiah Akilah Richardson, 17 months, of Havelock, died Saturday at home. 
The family are members of Eagle Vision Ministry of Havelock. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Havelock Community M.B. Church with Pastor Larry Lenior, Officant James S. Moore and Eulogy Cynthia D. Kelly officiating. Viewing times at Walston Funeral Service Memorial Chapel 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery, Havelock. 
She is survived by mother, Keesa M. Smith and father, Cornell Rich-ardson, Jr. of Havelock. Maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Cleo Smith, of Havelock; Paternal grand-parents, Robert and Kim George of Havelock. 
Family will receive friends at 103 Realini Dr., Havelock. 
Arrangements by Walston Funeral Service.
[Published Oct. 4, 1999]

Rosa Icelean Adams 
Rosa Icelean ``Dot'' Adams, 71, of Harlowe, died Sunday at her home. 
A graveside service was Tuesday at the Adams Family Cemetery, Harlowe, with D.R. Barnes, minister of Jehovah's Witness, officiating. 
Mrs. Adams was a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Havelock from 1951 to 1954. 
She is survived by her husband, Joshua Clossie Adams; two daughters, Tina Johnson and Dena Taylor, both of Harlowe; a sister, Zadie Marie Everette of Tarboro; two brothers, Jack Woolard of Williamston and Horace Woolard of Tarboro; five grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. 
Arrangements were by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. 
[Published Nov. 3, 1999]

Dorothy T. Joyner 
The Sunday morning church service at Community Baptist Church in Newport will be dedicated to the loving memory of Mrs. Dorothy Tripp Joyner on Sat., Oct. 30th. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. 
Funeral services were conducted Tues., Oct. 26th at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Joyner grew up in the BelvoirFalkland community. She resided in the Greenville area until 1977. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, and later became a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Snow Hill. 
In 1977 she moved to Newport with her husband, Dr. Robert A. Joyner. They founded Community Baptist Church, where he continues to pastor, and nurtured the church together for 21 years. 
Dorothy served as church secretary, coordinated special music, produced the weekly church bulletins, and lovingly modeled Christianity to both present and former members of the church. She was also employed as a parttime representative of the Sangamon Card Company. She loved, respected, and missed. 
[Published Nov. 3, 1999]

Annie Mae Alston
Annie Mae Alston, 77, of 410 Hickman Hill Road died Friday at her residence. 
She was president of the Senior Choir of Green Chapel M.B. Church and chairman of family day. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Green Chapel with the Rev. Hue Walston officiating. 
Burial will be in Hickman Hill Cemetery. 
She is survived by two sons, Napoleon Alston, Jr. of Bronx, N.Y. and Vernon Alston of the home; three daughters, Barbara A. Kenon of Raleigh, Velma A. Pringle of Havelock and Arlene A. Brewer of Manhattan, Kansas; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the residence. 
Arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc.
[Published May 27, 1998]

Beatrice “Peggy” Andries
Beatrice “Peggy” Andries, 66, of 1606 York Street died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
She was a member of Reform Shiloh M.B. Church where she served in the Senior No. 2 Choir. She graduated from Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Reform Shiloh M.B. Church with Rev. Robert C. Green, Jr. officiating. 
Burial will be in the Meadows Cemetery, James City Community. 
She is survived by one daughter, Karen Michelle “Missy” Andries of the home; one son, Laurence Nigel Andries of Los Angeles, Ca.; and two brothers, William Herbert Hooks of New Bern, and Earl D. Loftin of Queens, N.Y. 
Viewing will be Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Walston Funeral Service. 
Visitation will be Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 
The family will be receiving other times at the residence. 
Arrangements by Walston Funeral Service.
[Published May 27, 1998]

Teresa Carty
HAVELOCK –– Teresa Carty, 91, of Havelock died Sunday at Britthaven. 
She was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church. 
Funeral will be at a later date in Boston, Mass. 
She is survived by two sons, Thomas Joseph Carty of Peachtree City, Ga. and James Francis Carty of Faffrey, NH; two daughters, Anne Marie Alikonis of West Medford, Massachusetts; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Craven County Unit, P.O. Box 12805, New Bern, NC 28561.
[Published May 27, 1998]

Rosella Holmes
PHILADELPHIA –– Rosella Holmes, 77, died May 17 at Philadelphia City Hospital. 
Funeral service was May 22. 
She is survived by three sons, Robert Holmes, Jr., Eugene Holmes and James Holmes all of Philadelphia, Pa.; three daughters, Rosemary Cook, Antionette Holmes, and Debbie Holmes all of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Izolas Marshall of Philadelphia, Pa., Fannie Stanley of Newport News, Va. and Martha Quinn of New Bern; one brother, Joseph Bizzell of New Bern; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Walston Funeral Service.
[Published May 27, 1998]

Neal Edward Kirchgessner
Neal Edward Kirchgessner, 74, of 107 Boatswain Drive died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
He worked for the American Tobacco Company for over 30 years. 
Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Church with Rev. Christopher Kirchgessner officiating. 
Burial will be in Belmont Abbey Cemetery. 
He is survived by his widow, Mary Alice Laufman Kirchgessner; two sons, Christopher Kirchgessner of Belmont Abbey and Steven L. Kirchgessner of Little River, S.C.; four daughters, Donna K. Remington of Durham, Lisa A. Lowenberg of Malmo, Sweden, Lori S. Toler of New Bern, and Amy P. Boggs of Knightdale; one sister, Mary Ruth Herp of Wilmington; and 10 grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
[Published May 27, 1998]

Lula Mae McCoy
BEAUFORT –– Lula Mae McCoy, 70, of 376 Merrimon Road died Saturday at Carteret General Hospital. 
She was a member of God’s City of Refuge Non-Denominational Holiness Church where she attended church regularly and served on the Usher Board. 
Funeral will be Thursday 2 p.m. in God’s City of Refuge Non-Denominational Holiness Church with Rev. Willie Murray officiating. 
Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
She is survived by her widower, Willie J. McCoy; three daughters, Dorothy M. Jones of Morehead City, Eloise Rouse of New Bern, and Angela of Morehead City; one brother, David Alford of Dillon, S.C.; two sisters, Ella Mae Alford of Fayettville and Bessie Freeman of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends at the residence. 
Arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc.
[Published May 27, 1998]

Carol Thomas Baker
Carol Thomas Baker, 91, of 726 Main St. in New Bern died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
She served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an administrative NCO. She was assigned to the Information and Education Section collecting materials, books and information for military personnel returning from overseas. 
Funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Saint Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor James R. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery. 
She is survived by one daughter, Christina Baker French of the home and one sister, Della Thomas of the home. 
The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, where the Order of the Christian Funeral Liturgy will be conducted.
[Published Dec. 3, 1998]

Elizabeth W. Ballard
HAVELOCK — Elizabeth W. Ballard, 93, died Tuesday at Britthaven of Havelock. 
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Munden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nelson Hopkins officiating. 
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. 
She is survived by four daughters, Kathleen Muse of Beaufort, Barbara Jean Mclain of Foley, Ala., Harriett B. Brown of Mobile, Ala., and Martha B. Ransom of Muncie, Ind.; one son, Collie A. Ballard of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Morehead City.
[Published Dec. 3, 1998]

John Eckles
John Eckles died Nov. 28 in New Bern, N.C., where he had lived since retirement as a vice president and advertising director for the National Bank of Detroit. 
He is survived by his wife, Frances, of Detroit. 
Arrangements by Cape Fear Crematory of Fayetteville.
[Published Dec. 3, 1998]

Franklin E. Kinsey
ORIENTAL — Franklin E. Kinsey, 42, of 2981 Don Lee Road died Saturday. 
He was a 1974 graduate of Pamlico County High School, a member of the Small Chapel U.C. of Christ serving on the usher board and singing in the junior choir. He was employed with Williams Seafood of Arapahoe. 
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Small Chapel United Church of Christ with the Rev. Ellistine McMillan officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Family Cemetery. 
He is survived by his mother, Alice Sutton Kinsey of the home; one brother, Rex L. Kinsey of Tuscon, Ariz.; three sisters, Carolyn Powe of Brandon, Fla., Sandra Chapman of New Bern and Angela Wilson of Topeka, Kan; and her grandmother, Lela Sutton of Havelock. 
The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.
[Published Dec. 3, 1998]

Elsie Mae Ayers Leggett
Elsie Mae Ayers Leggett, 95, of New Bern died Wednesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Saint Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. James R. Jones officiating. 
Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C. 
She is survived by one brother, Walter Edward Ayers Jr. of Silver Springs, Md.; and one grandchild. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint Paul Catholic Church.
[Published Dec. 3, 1998]

Max Ray Phifer
KANNAPOLIS - Max Ray Phifer, 69, 2306 West C St., died Monday at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord. 
He drove for various taxi cab companies in the Kannapolis, Concord areas. He lived in New Bern from 1950 to 1960, where he drove a truck for Yancey’s Trucking Co. He was veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. 
Funeral was held Wednesday at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel, Kannapolis, with the Rev. Terry Deitz and Dr. Carla Jones officiating. 
Burial was in National Cemetery, Salisbury. 
Military graveside rites by Rowan Veterans Council will be 1 p.m. Friday. 
He is survived by his widow, Janet Cookenour Phifer; one son, Max Lee Phifer of Kannapolis; three daughters, Susan Eury of Shalotte, Robbie Hayes of Fort MIll, S.C., and Barbara Stanley of Salisbury; two brothers, W.C. Phifer and Bill Phifer, both of New Bern; three sisters, Violet Evans of Fort Mill, S.C., Betty Boatwright of Rock Hill, S.C., and Shirley Vendrix of Charleston, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of N.C., 5315 Greenbrook Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28205. 
Arrangements by Whitley’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis.
[Published Dec. 3, 1998]

Barbara Baxter Stevens
Barbara Baxter Stevens, 64, of New Bern died Tuesday at her home. 
She was a retired nurse at Craven Regional Medical Center in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. 
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at New Bern Memorial Park with the Rev. Denver Blevens officiating. 
She is survived by her widower, Richard Stevens of the home; two sons, Harvey W. Gaskins Jr. and Robert Tracy Gaskins, both of New Bern; one stepson, Richard W. Stevens of Kannapolis; one stepdaughter, Susan Stevens of Kannapolis; one brother, John R. Baxter and his wife, Linda, of New Bern; and two grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cotten Funeral Home. 
[Published Dec. 3, 1998]


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY