Miscellaneous Craven County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Dorothy Carawan Andreoli
WASHINGTON, N.C. — Dorothy Carawan Andreoli, 78, died Monday at Elks Rest Home. 
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Bay Creek Christian Church Cemetery with the Revs. Mike Roach and Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. 
She is survived by two daughters, Jo’Marie Collins of Washington, N.C., and Lola Collins Fornes of Grantsboro; and one son, Ponce Ham of Oriental; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home of Dennis and Lola Fornes, 1266 Roberts Road, Grantsboro. 
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.
[Published Oct. 14, 1999]

Harrison Laban Becton Sr.
HAVELOCK — Harrison Laban Becton Sr., 92, of 1050 Temples Point Road, died Friday at his home. 
He was a lifelong member of his church serving as Trustee Emeritus, member of the Senior Choir, Class Leader No. 3, a member of Carteret-Craven Brotherhood Chorus and was a retired longshoreman member of Local 1807. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Piney Grove AME Zion Church with the Rev. J.L. Walton officiating. 
Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
He is survived by his two sons, Harrison L. Becton Jr. and Wilbur Becton Havelock; seven daughters, the Rev. Mizella B. McCabe, the Rev. Frances B. Johnson, Victoria B. Carter and Annie B. Gordon, all of Havelock, Marjorie B. Fenner of New York, N.Y., Christine B. Darcus of Rocky Mount and Sarah B. Tootle of Newport; 48 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home. 
Viewing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern. 
[Published Oct. 14, 1999]

Edna Paul Purdy
ARAPAHOE — Edna Paul Purdy, 85, died Tuesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
She was a member of Arapahoe United Methodist Church and a graduate of Hardbarger Business College. 
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. 
Burial will be in Paul Cemetery, Silverhill. 
She is survived by two sons, James Purdy of Dallas and Frank Purdy of Rocky Point; one brother, Howard Lee Paul of Burlington, Wash.; and three sisters, Doratha Hardison of Arapahoe, Mattie P. Williamson of Bayboro and Sudie Margaret Woodard of Silverhill; and three grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance. 
[Published Oct. 14, 1999]

George Francis Bancroft Jr.
George Francis Bancroft Jr., 79, of New Bern, NC, died Wednesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
Mr. Bancroft was a member of the VFW Post #9960, the American Legion Post #800 and the Moose Lodge. During 1942-46 he served in the Pacific Island, Korean War and WWII. Mr. Bancroft was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Hawkins Bancroft. 
Graveside services will be Monday at 12:00 noon at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. 
He is survived by 2 sons, George Francis Bancroft III of Wilson, NC, and Bradford Keith Bancroft of New Bern, NC; 1 stepson, Dexter Moore of Griffin, NC; 1 daughter, Phyllis Pai of Sierra Vista, AZ; 2 step-daughters, Pamela M. Nunn of Greenville, NC, and Diane Styron of Wilmington, NC; 1 brother, Donald Bancroft of Groton, NY; 1 sister, Vilie Lane of Locke, NY; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at Cotten Funeral Home on Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Craven County Unit, Memorial Chairman, P.O. Box 12805, New Bern, NC 28561. 
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home. 
[Published Mar. 4, 2000]

Irey D. Barber
TRENTON — Irey D. Barber, 59, of 207 Trent St. died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Haiti Cemetery in Trenton with the Rev. Esley Robinson officiating. 
He is survived by two daughters, Cassandra Young of Raleigh and Cynthia Barber of Red Bank, N.J.; five sisters, Audrey Sutton of Kinston, Marjorie Mundine, Zelda Dove and Joanette Brock, all of Trenton, and Delphine Battle of Temple Hill, Md. 
Arrangements by Lane’s Funeral Home in Kinston.
[Published Mar. 4, 2000]

John Eben Bayles
FLORENCE — John Eben Bayles, 73, of 5779 Florence Road, died Friday at his home. 
He was a 50-year mason with dual membership in Mount Vernon Lodge No. 359 and Brattleboro, Vt., Masonic lodge. 
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, with the Rev. Jeremiah Day officiating, and Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 359 performing Masonic rites. 
He is survived by his widow, Nita R. Bayles; his mother, Vera T. Bayles of Mount Dora, Fla.; two sons, Todd Bayles of Whortonsville and Scott Sessions of Wadesboro; two daughters, Carol Miller of Columbia, S.C., and Christina Bayles Teeter of Tangerine, Fla.; and two grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home in Florence and following the memorial service at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Pamlico, P.O. Box 959, Bayboro, NC 28515. 
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.
[Published Mar. 4, 2000]

Billy Wayne Harris Sr.
VANDEMERE — Billy Wayne Harris Sr., 59, died Friday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
He was a member of Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon, was on the board of directors for Camp Vendemere and was mayor of Vandemere for 10 years. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after 21 years and was a US Navy veteran. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the church with Revs. Bob Yates and Mike Quintas officiating. 
Burial will be in Celestial Memorial Gardens. 
He is survived by his widow, Hazel K. Harris; one son, Billy Wayne Harris Jr. of Vandemere; one daughter, Michelle E. Harris of Portland, Maine; two brothers, Bryan Harris of New Bern and Gerald Harris of Wilmington, Del.; and one sister, Doris Harris Vincent of Winterville. 
The family will receive friends at the church following the funeral. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pamlico Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Bayboro, NC 28515, or Celestial Memorial Garden Maintenance Fund, c/o Bobby McCotter, P.O. Box 162, Vandemere, NC 28587. 
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.
[Published Mar. 4, 2000]

Betty Neal Lentz Rudd
Betty Neal Lentz Rudd, 76, of New Bern, NC, died Friday at her home. 
She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. 
Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Reverend Steven Cobb officiating. 
She is survived by her husband, Eugene “Pete” Rudd; 1 son, Clifford F. Rudd & his wife, Donna, of New Bern, NC; 1 daughter, Ellen Louise Rudd Evans of Seattle, Washington; 2 brothers, John Franklin Lentz Jr. of Hicksville, NY, and Sidney Lentz of Spring Hill, FL; and 1 granddaughter, Christine Danielle Rudd. 
The family will receive friends at the home, 304 Madame Moore’s Lane. 
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
[Published Mar. 4, 2000]

Titus Elridge Sumrell
TRENTON, N.C. — Titus Elridge Sumrell, 76, of 325 Jones Street, Trenton, N.C., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000. 
He was a member of Trenton Baptist Church, Trenton, N.C. Preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle, and a son, Joseph F. Sumrell. He was a car dealer for 55 years. 
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Trenton City Cemetery in Trenton, N.C., with the Rev. Elva L. Morton III officiating. 
Burial will follow in Trenton Ciety Cemetery in Trenton, N.C. 
Survivors include: two daughters, Anne Yommer of Manassas, Virginia, and Betty Pollock of Kinston, N.C.; one son, Donald Sumrell of Trenton, N.C.; one sister, Louise Davenport of Trenton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Cale Sumrell, Brad Pollock, Kimberly Pollock Whitley, Kelley Holton Brown & Robert J. Holton Jr. 
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday at Howard-Carter & Stroud Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter Betty Pollock, 1923 Hullwood Drive, Kinston, N.C. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hannover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601. 
Howard-Carter & Stroud Funeral Home in charge of service.
[Published Mar. 4, 2000]

Christian Delon Whitfield
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Christian Delon Whitfield, infant, of Fort Campbell, Ky., died Monday in Fort Campbell. 
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Green Cemetery in Florence. 
He is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Zuel U. Whitfield of Fort Campbell, Ky.; two brothers, Shane Whitfield and Jordan Whitfield of the home; grandparents, Cody and Claire Ushry of Alliance, James Whitfield of Hobucken and Hilda Whitfield of New Bern. 
Arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern.
[Published Mar. 4, 2000]

Francis Nazareno Apostoli
HARTSDALE, N.Y. — Francis Nazareno Apostoli of Hartsdale, NY, died on Monday June 19th, at age 52. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Delores (nee Fowler) Apostoli, formerly of New Bern, and their three sons, Francis Joseph Apostoli, age 27, Stephen Thomas, age 26, and Joseph Anthony, age 21. 
He was born on May 8, 1948, to Dominic and Malvina (nee Carminucci) Apostoli in Woodbury, NJ. He attended Immaculate Conception grammer school in the Northeast Bronx. Afterward, he spent one year in a prep seminary in Staunton, VA, and then completed his secondary education in Eastchester High School. He was a member of a local Eastchester rock band called “The Chancellors.”
After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Air Force. He served in various assignments, including one year at DaNang Air Base in Vietnam, Caribou, ME, and Omaha, NE, where he met his future wife, Yvonne. They were married on March 4, 1972, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Gun Hill Road, in the Bronx, NY. The officiating priest was Father Andrew Apostoli, brother of the groom. 
After his honorable discharge from the military service, Francis worked with A&G Heating and Air Conditioning in New Rochelle. He then went to work with New York Tel in Elmsford. During this time, he attended night classes at Mercy College where he graduated in 1979. His current job was as Director of Building and Grounds at Pace University Law School in White Plains. 
Besides his wife and sons, Francis is survived by his mother, Malvina (nee Carminucci) Apostoli, age 85; and three brothers, Emidio Anthony Apostoli of Doublasville, GA, the Rev. Father Andrew Apostoli, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Yonkers, NY, and Michael Jerone Apostoli of Smithtown., NY. 
Wake services will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, and Thursday, June 22, at Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarscale Ave., Scarsdale, NY, between the hours of 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of Christiaan Burial will be held at 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scarsdale on Friday, June 23. Internment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Putnam Valley, NY. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in memory of Francis Apostoli to the Padre Pio Shelter in the Bronx, NY. Donations can be sent to: Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, c/o St. Leopold Friary, 259 Nepperhan Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701.
[Published June 22, 2000]

Robert Corley III
HAVELOCK — Robert Corley III, 16, of 111 Pirates Lane, died Sunday at Virginia Beach Memorial Hospital, Virginia Beach, Va. 
He was a rising junior at Havelock High School, was an active member of the Navy JROTC, the junior varsity football team, the track team and was the manager for the basketball team. He was a member of God’s City of Refuge Church, Newport. 
Funeral will be at noon Saturday at the Havelock High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Willie Murray officiating. 
Entombment will be in the Godette Cemetery. 
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lisa and Jerry Moncrief of the home; father, Robert Corley Jr. of Port Washington, N.Y.; his twin sister, Tiffany Corley of the home; twin brothers, David and Daniel Moncrief, both of the home; grandparents, Saunders Johnson and Juanita Monroe, both of Havelock, Fay Corley of Port Washington, N.Y., and Christine Moncrief of Winston-Salem. 
The family will receive friends at the residence. 
Viewing will be at from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Oscar’s Mortuary .
[Published June 22, 2000]

Mable Mavis Jones
Mable Mavis Jones, 83, Loving grandmother of Kay Longley, Gary McDaniel and Sue Turner, died June 20, 2000. Born in Craven County, NC, the daughter of Lottie Smithwick and Reuben Bland. 
Mrs.Jones was a member of Fort Barnwell Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry. L. Jones Sr., daughters, Irene Jones and Mavis McDaniel, sons, Nelson Jones and Sherman Jones, grandson, Billy McDaniel, and brothers, Stanley Bland and Manley Bland. 
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry L. Jones Jr. and Barbara of Nashville, NC; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Real of Lake City, FL. 
The family will receive friends at Mrs. Jones’ residence, 8650 Hwy 55 West, Fort Barnwell, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. 
Memorial services will be Friday at Fort Barnwell Baptist Church at 2 p.m. 
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home 
[Published June 22, 2000]

Lena Katherine McLeod
FAYETTEVILLE — Lena Katherine McLeod, 94, of 1601 Purdue Drive, died Monday at Village Green Care Center. 
Graveside service was Wednesday at LaFayette Memorial Park with the Rev. J. Ernest Johnson and Bill Martin officiating. 
She is survived by one son, Neal C. McLeod Jr. of New Bern; one daughter, Lena Katherine Hack of Vernon, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Highland Funeral Service and Crematory, Fayetteville.
[Published June 22, 2000]

Ollie Melvin Moberly
Ollie Melvin Moberly, 90, of New Bern, died Tuesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hart Funeral Home in Corbin, Ky. 
Burial will be in the Worley Cemetery in Corbin, Ky. 
He is survived by his widow, Pearl Moberly; two sons, Ora Moberly and Robert Moberly of New Bern; four daughters, Edna Gentry of Newport News, Va., Shirley Gray of Havelock, Priscilla Parker of James Island, S.C., and Christine Coley of New Bern; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cotten Funeral Home. 
Flowers may be sent to Hart Funeral Home, 1011 Master St. Corbin, KY 40701-1235, or memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of NC, P.O. Box 14-07, Greenville, NC 27834.
[Published June 22, 2000]

Mildred Wagner Moessner
Mildred Wagner Moessner, 84, of New Bern, died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
Mrs. Moessner was a member of the St. Batholomews Anglican Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin J. Moessner. 
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, June 23, at Cotten Funeral Home with Father Nick Athanaelos officiating. 
She is survived by one brother, Christian Wagner Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Georgette Schoenfelder of Asbury Park, N.J.; one nephew, Jeffery A. Grove and his wife, Margareta, of Framingham, MA; and two great-nephews, Eric and Christian Grove. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Bartholomews Anglican Church, P.O. Box 23, New Bern, NC 28562. 
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home. 
[Published June 22, 2000]

Willie Russell Moore
HAVELOCK — Willie Russell Moore, 81, of 1401 Apartment E South John St., Goldsboro, died Monday at Britthaven Nursing Home in Havelock. 
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel in Goldsboro with Timothy Dortch officiating. 
Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. 
A litany for the dead will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Cyprian Episcopal Church, 604 Johnson St., New Bern, with the Rev. C.C. Stwart officiating. 
He is survived by nieces and nephews including Roberta Moore of the home. 
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral chapel.
[Published June 22, 2000]

Lela Hardison Watson
Lela Hardison Watson, 91, of New Bern, died Wednesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wintergreen Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Scott officiating. 
Burial will be in Daugherty Cemetery, Cove City. 
She is survived by two sons, Frankie Lee Watson of Vanceboro and Willard Watson of New Bern; six daughters, Lavonia W. Crabtree of Eufaula, Ala., Marylon W. Daugherty, Audrey “Stumpy” W. Quinn and Velma W. French, all of Cove City, Dalphies W. Spain of Stonewall and Joyce W. Jenkins of Vanceboro; three sisters, Sadie H. Farmer of LaGrange, Bernice H. Sutton of Maysville and Johnnie Bell H. Bratten of Poplar Branch; 20 grandhildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
[Published June 22, 2000]

Isabel S. Weckland
HAVELOCK — Isabel S. Weckland, 71, died Tuesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
She retired from the Naval Aviation Depot at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station after more than 30 years of service. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxilary VFW Post 7315. 
She is survived by one daughter, Delia Hauser; two grandchildren; and one sister, Sally Lester of Schenectady, N.Y. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
[Published June 22, 2000]


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