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Anders Ole Arnfast
ORIENTAL — Anders Ole Arnfast, 72, of 22562 Hwy. 55 died Monday at his residence. 
He is survived by his widow, Tove G. Arnfast; one son, Alan K. Arnfast of Oriental; one daughter, Sanne Arnfast of Okeechobee, Fla.; one brother, Christian Arnfast of Denmark; and two grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pamlico County Hospice.
[Published June 1, 1997]

Joseph Ann “Jodie” Gaskins Dowdy
Joseph Ann “Jodie” Gaskins Dowdy, 85, of 177 Sand Ridge Road, New Bern, died Wednesday at Guardian Care Nursing Home. 
She was a member of the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church where she was in the Women’s Auxiliary and lifetime member. 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Gaskins Family Cemetery with the Reverends Jerry English and Jack Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Gaskins Family Cemetery. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Dowdy and son-in-law, A.B. Collins Sr. 
She is survived by one daughter, Susie D. Collins of New Bern; two brothers, George Gaskins of Virginia Beach, Va., and William Gaskins of New Bern; five grandchildren, Al Collins of New Bern, Lee Collins of Rolla, Mo., Cindy Sawyer of New Bern, Susette Small of Salisbury and Beverly Collins of New Bern; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home, 177 Sand Ridge Road, off of Wildlife Road. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Eastern NC Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, N.C. 27605-1351. 
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
[Published June 1, 1997]

Ray Taylor Hathaway
HOBUCKEN — Ray Taylor Hathaway, 83, of Hobucken died Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. 
Funeral will be at Norris-Bryant Chapel 11:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Michael Roach officiating. 
Survivors include a son and his wife, Harvey and Sheila Hathaway of Palmdale, Calif.; a stepson and his wife, Telford and Allene Marsh of Gold River, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, June Hathaway and Arthur Lane of Hobucken; five grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Hathaway was a member of the Pamlico County Moose Lodge, the Hobucken Development Corporation and the Hathaway Family Association. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Company. He was valedictorian of the Hobucken High School Class of 1932 and was a track star. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hobucken Development Corporation Playground Project, P.O. Box 43, Hobucken, NC 28537. 
The family will receive friends at Norris-Bryant Funeral Home 6-7:30 p.m. Friday and other times at his home. 
Arrangements by Norris-Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.
[Published June 1, 1997]

David Scott Lewis
David Scott Lewis, 32, of 1249 Pine Valley Drive, died Thursday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
David was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. William Pennington of Ogdensburg, N.Y. 
He was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and a student at Craven Community College School of Nursing. He was employed at Wal-Mart. 
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Garber United Methodist Church with the Rev. E. Powell Osteen Jr. officiating. 
Interment will be at New Bern Memorial Cemetery. 
He is survived by his father, Mr. William C. Lewis of New Bern; mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pennington Lewis of New Bern; sister, Penny Lynn Lewis Laudon and brother-in-law, Hans J. Laudon of Phoenix, Ariz.; uncle and aunt, Jim and Wilma Lewis of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; uncle and aunt, Wayne and Cindy Robinson of St. Peters, Pa.; uncle, Mike Lewis of Ogdensburg, N.Y. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3015 South Memorial Drive, Suite A, Greenville, N.C. 27834. 
Arrangements by Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home.
[Published June 1, 1997]

Pamela “Pam” Martin Melton
COVE CITY — Pamela “Pam” Martin Melton, 37, of 4520 Hwy. 55 West died Thursday at her residence. 
She was a member of Bethany Christian Church where she served as a deaconess and church secretary. She was a volunteer with James W. Smith Elementary School, attended Clarks Methodist Church and was active with Township 9 Fire Department. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cotten Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Ned Sauls and Martin Armstrong officiating. 
Burial will be in the Martin family cemetery in Jasper. 
She is survived by her widower, Earl Melton; one son, Leo Melton of the home; one daughter, Justine Melton of the home; one stepdaughter, Kimberlee Melson of New Bern; her mother, Jane Martin; two brothers, Robbie Martin and Tim Martin of Cove City; and two sisters, Melanie Phifer of Cove City and Faith Boyd of New Bern. 
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Craven County Home Health Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610, New Bern, N.C. 28561.
[Published June 1, 1997]

Lucy Mae Purdie
Lucy Mae Purdie, 49, of 1121 Mechanic St. died Tuesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
She was a member of Union Baptist Church and its senior choir and was a church clerk and sexton. 
Funeral will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Leonard Kelly officiating. 
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 
She is survived by her widower, Alton Purdie; three sons, Michael L. Purdie of Washington, D.C., and Reginald J. Purdie and Adrian Purdie of the home; one stepson, Gene Chapmanof Virginia; one stepdaughter, Sharon Chapman of Kinston; five brothers, David N. Benjamin of Oak City, Elvin Earl Benjamin of Wesbury, N.Y., Abram H. Benjamin Jr. of Lawton, Okla., and James Benjamin and Robert L. Benjamin of New Bern; five sisters, Ernestine Pritchett, Alice Faye Benjamin, Barbara Saunders and Linda Jones, all of New Bern, and June Booker of Spartanburg, S.C.; and two grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home of Ernestine Pritchett, 1502 Laurel St. Viewing will be 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Walston Funeral Service.
[Published June 1, 1997]

Lela Mae Wilson
RED BANK, N.J. — Lela Mae Wilson, 86, of Red Bank, formerly of Bayboro, died Sunday at Riverview Medical Center. 
She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church, where she was a member of the church’s missionary circle. 
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. 
Burial will be in Monouth Memorial Park. 
She is survived by one son, Riley Odell Wilson of Red Bank, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. 
Arrangements by Childs Funeral Home, Red Bank, N.J.
[Published June 1, 1997]

Alonza Glasper
Alonza Glasper, 94, formerly of New Bern died Feb. 10 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
He was employed by the U.S. Navy during World War II at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, where he retired. He served as deacon at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, as well as deacon at the New Hope Baptist Church. 
Funeral will be Feb. 20 at the New Hope Baptist Church, Portland, Ore. 
He is survived by his widow, Rachel Glasper; two sons, James Glasper and Willie Tucker; four daughters, Hazel LeDuff, Edna Ware, Faye Wine and Carolyn Jackson; one sister, Lucy Jones of Vandemere; 29 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren. 
Viewing was Tuesday at Deseret Mortuary, Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Condolences may be forwarded to Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 4009 Missouri Ave. Portland, Ore. 97217. 
Local arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, New Bern. 
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

Victor Leroy Hammond
Victor Leroy Hammond, 75, died Tuesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. 
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. 
Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Cotten Funeral Home with the Rev. Craig Simmons officiating. Burial will be in New Bern Memorial Cemetery. 
He is survived by two sons, Victor Leroy Hammond Jr. of Flowery Branch, Ga., and Jon Patrick Hammond of New Bern; one daughter, Lisa Hammond Lewis of New Bern; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

Sallie E. Mountcastle
Sallie E. Mountcastle, 86, of Plantation, FL., died Tuesday at Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, FL. 
She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a lifetime member of the DAVA and Past Commander. She was preceded in death by her son, James Mountcastle. 
Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, N.C. Burial will be in New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, N.C. 
She is survived by her son, Albert “Skip” Mountcastle of Plantation, FL.; two daughers, Virginia Schroeder of Toledo, OH., and Sarah Mountcastle of Hollywood, FL.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends at Cotten Funeral Home, Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Building Fund, C/O Dee Sadler, 517 Schoolhouse Rd. Belhaven, NC 27810 
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

Gregg Norman Nelson
Gregg Norman Nelson passed away Feb. 13, 1999, after a long illness. 
He was born Sept. 20, 1955, in Chicago, Ill. 
He was a member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of V.B. 
Gregg had been employed at Hartman’s Auto service, Norfolk. 
Father of Perry Gregg Nelson of Sand Point, Idaho. Son of Beverly J. and Norman H. Nelson of New Bern, N.C. Brother of Bruce A. Nelson, Knightdale, N.C. (Wife Sharyl P.) Nephews: Benjamin A. Nelson and Nathan L. Nelson. 
Gregg graduated from public schools in Bettendorf, Iowa, and Community College in Muscatine, Iowa. He attended the University of W. Illinois, Macomb. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Perry G. Nelson Educational Fund, P.O. Box 14883, New Bern, N.C. 28561. 
Services will be held Saturday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road., Va. Beach, Va. at: 2 p.m. 
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

David Spong
David Spong, 73, of New Bern died Tuesday at Craven Regional Center. 
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Cotten Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Simpson officiating. 
He is survived by his widow Emily Spong; one son, Gary E. Spong of New Bern; one daughter, Judy Spong of Houston, Texas. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cotten Funeral Home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tuscarora-Rhems Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
[Published Feb. 19, 1999]

Larry Gene Tripp
CHOCOWINITY - Larry Gene Tripp, 53, of Chapel Branch Drive died Thursday at his residence.
He was a millwright superintendent with Brown & Root Corporation.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. G. Rodney Wilson officiating.
Burial will be in the Wesley Cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Janet Russ Tripp; two sons, Darrell Tripp of Chocowinity and Mark Tripp of Bath; three brothers, Donnie Tripp and Lennie Tripp of Vanceboro, and Billy Tripp of Chocowinity; one granddaughter; and two step-granddaughters.
The family will receive friends today from 6-9 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the residence.
Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service.
[Published June 16, 2001]

Rosa Nobles Turner
EAST ORANGE, N.J. - Rosa Nobles Turner, 52, of 176 S. Harrison St., died Monday at Meadowlands Hospital, Seacaucus, N.J.
She was a member of Bright Light M.B. Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. and a credit analyst for Con Edison.
Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Mariah M.B. Church, Cove City, with the Rev. Billy C. Smith Sr. officiating.
Burial will be in Core Creek Cemetery, Cove City.
She is survived by her widower, Charles Turner of the home; two sons, Glennwood E. Nobles and Kevin D. Nobles of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Sandra and Keisha Turner of New Jersey; three sisters, Evelyn White of Vanceboro, Minnie Marshall of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Linda Sledge of New Bern; six brothers, Frank Dillahunt Jr. of St. Albans, N.Y., Edward Dillahunt of Goldsboro, Timothy Dillahunt of Fayetteville, Walter Dillahunt, Haywood Dillahunt, and Clifton Dillahunt all of New Bern; and stepmother, Lillie Ann Dillahunt of Savannah, Ga.
The family will receive friends at the residence of her sister Linda Sledge, 556 Sanders Lane, New Bern.
Viewing will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Walston Funeral Service Memorial Chapel.
Arrangements by Walston Funeral Service.
[Published June 16, 2001]

Thomas Lee Goode age 69 died Wednesday, June 20 at his home in Fairfield Harbour. 
He was born in Austin, Texas on October 31, 1931, graduated from the University of Texas and worked for DuPont for 37 years until he retired in Wilmington, DE in 1989. He was Past Commander of the Wilmington Power Squadron where he attained his Full Certificate for taking all the courses offered. 
He received national recognition as a Life Member of the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron in 1999. He was an avid sailor and he shared his knowledge with others by teaching sailing for many years in the Power Squadron. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church both in Wilmington and New Bern having been Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee, and an ordained Elder, worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army after Floyd. 
In Fairfield Harbour, he was very active in community activities. He has served on the POA Board, Finance Committee and Yacht Club Board of Governors until having to resign because of his health.
He is survived by his wife of almost 47 years Betty Jane, son Thomas Lee Goode, Jr. and wife Teri of Apopka, FL, daughters Elizabeth Porter North and husband Dan of The Woodlands, TX., Rebecca Jane Hollingsworth and husband Ralph of Midlothian, VA, sister Betty Jean Blomquist and husband Vic of Austin, TX., and eight grandchildren, Brad, Scott and Alex North, Matt, Tim and Paul Hollingsworth and Tommy and Emily Goode.
Services will be held at the 1st Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. William Hawkins and Reverend Shirley Rogers officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 1st Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1075 New Bern, NC 28563; Hospice of Craven County Health Dept. PO Box 12610 New Bern, NC 28561 or the American Cancer Society, 1021 Red Banks Rd. Greenville, NC 27858.
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
[Published June 23, 2001]

John Green
ORIENTAL - John Green, 78, of 403 Styron Beach Road died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center.
He was a commercial fisherman and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Walter Cannon officiating.
Burial will be in Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Clara Hicks Green of the home; and one brother, James Green of Oriental.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.
Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary.
[Published June 23, 2001]

Dwayne Lewis
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - Dwayne Lewis, 33, of 109 Willow St. died Tuesday at Pennisula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.
He was formerly of Morehead City, N.C., and a graduate of West Carteret High School. He was a member of Salisbury Evangelistic Church of Deliverance, where he served as a minister, and was assistant director of the church's weekly broadcast ministry. He attended Ambassadors for Christ Fellowship Center in Havelock, N.C., where he was part of the Evangelistic Team.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke M.B. Church wtih Evangelist Shirley J. Lewis officiating.
Burial will be Gethsemane Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Edward W. Lewis Sr. and Shirley Jones Lewis, both of Pocomoke City; one brother, Edward Lewis Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three sisters, Tonya Lewis Dickerson and Jewell Wynne of Camden, N.J., and Belinda Lewis Carter of Virginia Beach; and maternal grandfather, Douglas Monroe Sr. of Morehead City.
The family will receive friends at 1208 Bridges St., Morehead City.
Arrangements by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., New Bern.
[Published June 23, 2001]

David William Oliver
COVE CITY - David William Oliver, 38, of 11700 Old Hwy 70 East died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center.
Graveside service will be at noon Saturday at Beasley Cemetery, Dover, with the Rev. Benjamin Bryant officiating.
He is survived by three brothers, Thomas Murphy and Wendell Murphy, both of Dover, and Avon Murphy of Norfolk, Va.; and one sister, Linda Majette of New Haven, Conn.
Viewing will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Walston Funeral Service Memorial Chapel.
The family will receive friends at 11700 Old Hwy. 70 East, Cove City.
Arrangements by Walston Funeral Service.
[Published June 23, 2001]

Jean Conroy
HAVELOCK - Jean Conroy, 77, died peacefully at her home early Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Conroy has lived in the Havelock area for over 50 years. She was a faithful member of Annunciation Catholic Church serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Altar 7 Rosary Society. Her service as a secretary in the Church office since 1965, earned her a medal from Pope Paul VI for exceptional accomplishment.
A 10:00 AM Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church wtih Father Pete, Brother Bob, Monsignor Gerald Lewis and Father Mark Lane officiating. The interment will be in Forest Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Friday also in the Church.
Mrs. Conroy is survived by three sons; Joseph A. Conroy III of Annandale, Va., Michael T. Conroy of Alexandria, Va., Norman J. Conroy of Raleigh, N.C.; and two daughters; Joanne L. Conroy and Karen M. Conroy both of Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death last year by her husband Joseph Anthony Conroy.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Annunciation Catholic Parish.
Havelock Funeral Service assisted the family with the arrangements.
[Published June 23, 2001]

Vida Mae Royal
POLLOCKSVILLE - Vida Mae Royal, 86, of 225 Mill Creek Road died Wednesday at Craven Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Pollocksville and a member of New Life Outreach Center.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oscar's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clifton Scott officiating.
Burial will be in Murphy Cemetery, Pollocksville.
She is survived by one brother, Scott Royal of Detroit; and two sisters, Rosa Lee Bryant of the home and Mary Etta Anthony of Seabrook, S.C.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Oscar's Mortuary.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Arrangements by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.
[Published June 23, 2001]

Kevin Earl Cleve
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Kevin Earl Cleve, 36, of 200 Bozard Road died Tuesday in Richland Memorial Hospital. 
He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vanceboro. He also was formerly employed by C.W. H. Industries. 
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in White House United Methodist Church in Orangeburg with the Revs. Preston Grimsley and Kim Strong officiating. 
Burial will be in White House United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
He is survived by his widow, Rebecca Prescott Cleve; two sons, Brandon Earl Cleve and Joshua Cleve, both of Orangeburg; one daughter, Gabrielle Elise Cleve of Orangeburg; mother, Evelyn Garris Bookhardt of Orangeburg; father, Hugh Dalton Cleve of Newton; step-father, Frank Bookhardt of Orangeburg; two brothers, Richard Allen Hinson and Christian Kelly Cleve, both of Orangeburg; and paternal grandmother, Hazel Cleve McGee of Vanceboro. 
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in Thompson Funeral Home in Orangeburg. 
Friends may call the residence of Frank and Evelyn Bookhardt, 2369 Four Holes Road, Orangeburg, and at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to White House United Methodist Church, c/o Vera Stroman, 283 Hideaway Lane, Orangeburg, S.C. 29115.
[Published Oct. 19, 2000]

Rosalind Denise Jones
Rosalind Denise Jones, 41, of 2815 Neuse Blvd., Apt. 5, New Bern, died Sunday at Craven Regional Hospital. 
She was a student at Craven Community College and a member of Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. 
Funeral will be at noon Thursday at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1217 N. Pasteur St., New Bern, with the Rev. C.C. Varner-Holback officiating. 
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. 
She is survived by her parents, Theodore and Marjorie Tyson of New Bern; two brothers, Reginald Jones of New Bern, and Isaiah Jones of Lanham, Md.; and one sister, Lisa Suggs of New Bern. 
The family will receive friends at 1105 Fulcher Lane, New Bern, her parent’s residence. 
Viewing will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Walston Funeral Service Memorial Chapel.
[Published Oct. 19, 2000]

Dolly Mason Spruill
ORIENTAL — Dolly Mason Spruill, 85, of 603 Broad Street, died last Wednesday at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Oriental FWB Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Spruill, Sr. 
She is survived by one son, L. Dallas Spruill, Jr. and his wife, Marjorie of Hurdle Mills, NC previously of Durham; two daughters, Katie Newton and her husband, James of Vandemere, and Peggy Carawan and her husband, Jerry of Oriental; seven grandchildren, Tracey Spruill Goodwin her husband, Rory of Hurdle Mills, Dallas Spruill III and his wife, Karen of Durham, Cathy Miller and her husband, Jerry of Ringwood, New Jersey, Janie Newton of Vandemere, Bryan Carawan and his wife, Ann of Thomasville, Patti Carawan of Asheboro, Paul Carawan and his wife, Tammy of Thomasville; ten great-grandchildren, Chad and Carey Goodwin, Samuel and Erica Spruill, Jonathan and Jennifer Miller, Nicholos Shuskey, Chris Carawan, Amy Younts, and Andrew Carawan; and one sister, Carrie Curtis of Oriental. 
Funeral was Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Oriental FWB Church. Burial was in the Oriental Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Senior Citizens Services, Meals on Wheels, Alliance, NC. 
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.
[Published Oct. 19, 2000]

Mrs. Mary Moore Witherington
VANCEBORO — Mrs. Mary Moore Witherington, 100, died Monday, October 16, 2000. 
A graveside funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the cemetery at Chapman’s United Methodist Church where she was a member. 
Mrs. Witherington, a native of Bishopville, South Carolina, attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from what is now Barton College in Wilson, NC. She moved to Craven County in 1917 and taught first grade for five years in the Craven County Schools and then for 15 years at Vanceboro Elementary School. 
Mrs. Witherington operated Witherington Florist in Vanceboro for 30 years until her retirement in 1975. She served as organist for the Vanceboro United Methodist Church from 1920 to 1977 and then served as organist for Chapman’s United Methodist Church from 1977 to 1995. 
Mrs. Witherington was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Witherington in 1976. She is survived by nieces, Virginia DuPre of Vanceboro and Polly DuPre Anderson of Fremont, CA; nephew, Wesley Moore of Summerville, SC; and a number of great-nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
[Published Oct. 19, 2000]


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