GRIFTON — James Wilton Davis, 80, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2001. He was born in Lenoir County to the late Charlie B. Davis, and Rachel M. Davis. He was a life time member of Grainger Baptist Church, where he served many years. He was employed with NC Department of Transportation for 20 years and retired from farming.
Services will be held on Tuesday, January 23, at 2:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Howard-Carter & Stroud Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Dixon officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinelawn Mausoleum in Kinston.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruby Grimes Davis; a daughter, Linda D. Warren and husband Pete of Grifton; a son, Jimmie W. Davis of New Bern; four grandchildren, Ricky Smith and wife Cindy of Grifton, Susan Smith of Cary, Ryan Davis and Tyler Davis both of Pollocksville; three great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Stephanie, & Zachary Smith all of Grifton; two sisters, Edna Tilghman of Kinston, Lilly Macali and husband Mike of Emerald Isle; and a brother, Thomas Davis of Kinston. He was preceded in death by his brother, C.B. Davis, Jr., and a sister, Nell Crutchfield.
The family received friends on Monday, at Howard-Carter & Stroud from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grainger Baptist Church, c/o Sara Best, Treasurer, 3201 Middle Street, Kinston, NC 28501.
Howard-Carter & Stroud Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ida Mae Washington Lowe Dillahunt, 84, of 755 Hwy. 55 West died Sunday at Craven Regional Medical Center.
Funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Larry E. Green, Pastor, and the Rev. Ivan Green, Eulogist, officiating.
Burial will be in Dillahunt Family Cemetery.
She is survived by two step-sons, the Rev. Leamon A. Dillahunt of New Bern, NC, and Hugh Dillahunt of Detroit, Mi.; four step-daughters, Dora Cooper of Augusta, GA, Essie Arnold of Virginia Beach, VA, Marie Ratiff of Charlotte, NC, and Carolyn McCoy of New Bern, NC; four nieces, Georgia Green Grimes, Kinston, Dicy Tripp, Eldress Eva Gaylor and Carrie G. Jones, all of New Bern; and two nephews, the Rev. George Green, Kinston, and the Rev. Ivan Green, New Bern;
The family will receive friends at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. Ivan Green, 1922 Davis St., New Bern.
Mrs. Dillahunt was a licensed Child Care Provider, lifelong member of Holt’s Chapel AMEZ Church, Oriental, NC and a Mother of the Church.
Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc. with viewing at the Mortuary Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
ALLIANCE — Amanda Emery Rice, 84, died Sunday, January 21, 2001 at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Alliance Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lister D. Rice on September 5, 1996.
She is survived by three sons and their wives: Danny and S. Lulu Rice and Dewitt and Sherry Rice all of Alliance, and Charles and Donna Rice of Greenville; two daughters and their husbands: Ann R. and Steve Bryce of Yorklyn, DE, and Cathy R. and Bill Moore of Wilson; three brothers: Bernie Emery of Baltimore, MD, Charlie Emery of Northville, MI, and John Emery of Hollywood, FL; two sisters, Edith E. Mills of Oriental and Pearl E. Carey of New Bern; ten grandchildren; Tommy Rice, Kim B. Eckerson, Michael Bryce, Megan, Lauren & Shannon Rice, Mandy and Will Moore, Kaitlyn and Jessica Rice; three step-grandchildren: Sandra Rowe, Jennifer Speciale, and William Rowe; one great-grandchild and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rock of Zion FWB Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home 7-9 PM Tuesday and other times at the home, 52 Riggs Road, Alliance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alliance Methodist Church, 999 Campen Road, Bayboro, NC 28515.
Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.
Ernestine “Tina” Tetterton Ross, 81, of New Bern died Saturday at Twin Rivers Nursing Home.
She was predeceased by her father, Jesse Tetterton; mother, Marena Tetterton; husband, George Talmadge Ross; son, Charles W. Ross; and a daughter, Priscilla Ross Street. She was a member of Broad Street Christian Church, a member of Eastern Star Chapter 129 and a longtime resident of 601 Franklin Ave., New Bern.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cotten Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Faulconer officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park.
She is survived by two sons-in-law, William E. Street III of New Bern and Floyd H.Gainous of Wilmington; one daughter-in-law, Mary M. Ross of New Bern; three brothers, Jesse W. Tetterton, Jr. and Carl J. Tetterton, both of Greenville and Larry E. Tetterton, of Louisburg; two sisters, Eleanor Josephine Chelberg of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Lois D. Manning of Danville, Va.; grandchildren, Sherri and Joe Ross of New Bern, Suzanne Street Banzet and Julius E. Banzet IV of Winston-Salem, Sheila and Tim Straub of Vanceboro, and Stacy H. Street of Greensboro; and great-grandchildren Charles J. and Andrew Ross of New Bern, and Karley, Timothy and Melissa Straub of Vanceboro.
The family will received friends Monday at Cotten Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Broad Street Chrstian Church Building Fund.
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
Albert Ray “Tiny” Stevens, 43, of 1511 Neuse Blvd. died Sunday.
He was employed with Craven Regional Medical Center for 18 years and was a 1975 graduate of New Bern High School. He was a Trustee and Finance Secretary of his church, a member of New Life choir and the Unity of Distinction Organization.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Shiloh M.B. Church wtih the Rev. William E. Sinclair officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery.
He is survived by his widow Victoria F. Stevens of the home; two sons, Gerald Foster of Morgan Field, Ky., and Jaron Porter of the home; one daughter, Nichole Knuckles of New Bern; his mother, Lillian M. Stevens of New Bern; five brothers, William Stevens, Jr., Joseph Stevens, Michael Stevens, Jeffery Stevens, all of New Bern, and Reginald Mitchell of Coco Beach, Fla.; and one sister, Paula Jones of New Bern.
Viewing will be from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Arrangements by Oscar’s Mortuary.
HAVELOCK — Barbara Gaskin Wilder, 55, died Sunday at home.
She taught in the Craven County school system for 17 1/2 years, worked at the library summer reading program and was a Sunday School teacher at Cherry Point Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cherry Point Baptist Church with the Rev. Rob Helton officiating.
Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park.
She is survived by her widower, James Wilder of Havelock; one son, James Scott Wilder of Havelock; one daughter, Laura Lynn Wilder of the home; her mother, Mildred McCall of Waycross, Ga.; two sisters, Cathy Silver of Black Shear, Ga. and Patricia Buckins of Waycross, Ga.; and one grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cotten Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
Eva Scott Cowell, 79, of Doswell, passed away March 4, 2001.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, J. Nelson Cowell; her son, James F. (Jim) Cowell and his wife, Kathy; devoted sisters in law, Margaret Cowell and Ann Scott; mother, Lillie Scott; sister, Nina Elliott; 2 brothers, Osborne and Julian Scott; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews.
Mrs. Cowell was a member of Fork Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fork Episcopal Church. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fork Episcopal Church, 12566 Old Ridge Rd., Doswell, Va 23047.
Funeral services by Reid Funeral Home, Ashland, Virginia.
Lela Johnson Rowe, 81, of New Bern, NC, died Monday at the Britthaven of New Bern.
Mrs. Rowe made a career of raising her children and enjoying family life. She attended St. Delight Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Rowe was preceded in death by her husband, Monnie Foster Rowe in March of 1982, a daughter, Emily, three sons, Monnie Jr., Roy Allen, and Alton. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Myle and Maggie Johnson, two sisters, Beulah and Lassie, and her brother Joel.
She was survived by one son, Robert and Betty Rowe owners of Rowe’s Appliance Sales and Service Co. of New Bern; one daughter, Shirley Brown a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates and her husband, Gerald of New Bern; ten grandchildren, Stephen and his wife, Pam, Pamela and her husband, Mike, Daniel and his girlfriend, Roxan, Crystal and her husband, Shane, Elizabeth and her husband, Brian, Temple and husband, Tommy, Gerald Jr. and his wife, Marsha, Rebecca, Heather, and Monica, and fourteen great grandchildren, Brianne, Daniel, Brittany, Laura, Blake, Jordan, Graceann, Mason, Angel, Shawna, Michaela, A.J., Tyler, and Zoey.,
The Graveside service will be Thursday at 11:00 am at Hartley Family Cemetery with the Reverend Bob Burke officiating,
The family will receive friends at the home of Robert Rowe, 105 Bernhurst Rd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3015 South Memorial Dr., Suite A, Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home.
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Austin Burgess Cramer, 80, died April 9, 2001 in Midlothian, Va. He was a former resident of Head-of-the-Harbor, Long Island, New York and New Bern, N.C.
He retired as an agent with Equitable Life Assurance Society and was an independent general broker. He attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Music Society. He served in the Army in WWII. As a 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of the Sudan Temple Shriners in New Bern, N.C.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne Cramer of Midlothian, Va. and one daughter, Elizabeth and two grandchildren, Britt and Karl Tonnessen, all of Manitou Springs, CO., one brother, Robert of Beach Haven, NJ and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Reggie Tuck of The Brandermill Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at Brandermill Woods Retirement Community. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605 or to a charity of your choice. Inurnment will be private.
Mr. Garland Curtis Gaskins, age 56, a resident of 5720 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Vanceboro, NC died Monday April 16, 2001 at Craven Regional Medical Center of New Bern after a battle of cancer for 4 months.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday April 18, 2001 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, NC officiated by Roy Savage. Burial will follow in the Kitt Swamp Christian Church Cemetery in the Askin Community of Ernul, NC.
Richard Gladson, Snodie Moore, Edgar Gaskins, Charles Wells, Joseph Wells, Allen Ray Wells, Scott Gaskins, and Carlton Clark will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Gaskins was born in Beaufort County on July 28, 1944 son of the late Garland Benjamin Gaskins and Elsie Clark Gaskins who survives. He was a 1962 graduate of Chocowinity High School. On June 29, 1963, he married the former Jeanette Wells who survives and was a loving husband to her for 38 years. Mr. Gaskins was owner of Gaskins Pine Straw and a member of Kitt Swamp Christian Church.
In addition to his wife, and mother, other survivors include his daughter, Ginger Holland and son-in-law, Cliff Holland whom he loved very much; 6 grandchildren, he loved dearly; Brent, Chad, Ashley and Amber Taylor, Courtney and Curtis Alexander Holland; 1 sister: Sandra Daniels and her husband, Jeffrey of Aurora; and 1 brother: Thad Timothy Gaskins and his wife, Joyce of Vanceboro. His father, Garland B. Gaskins preceded him in death on February 8, 2001.
The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gaskins family.
VANCEBORO — Edna S. Jones, 81, died Monday, April 16, 2001.
A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Celestial Memorial Gardens.
Jones was a native of the Shelmerdine community of Pitt County. She lived most of her adult life in the Vanceboro area and was a member of the Vanceboro United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her sons, Johnnie Ray Matthews of Augusta, GA and Stanley Earl Matthews of Vanceboro; daughters, Iris Locklair of Vanceboro and Susan Barbatoe of Mansfield, TX; brothers, Vernon Stocks of Havelock and Raymond Stocks of Roanoke, VA; sisters, Alberta Garris of Ayden, Lottie Marie May of Hookerton, Christine Tripp of Carolina Beach, Hilda Graye of Charleston, SC and Faye Graye of Kinston, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro.
Daisy Bryant Williams, 93, of 816 Miller St., died Thursday at Craven Regional Medical Center.
Funeral will be at noon, April 18 at Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dexter Taylor officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
She is survived by five daughters, Lena Ward, Allie Brimmage, Alice Swansey, Patricia Levingston, and Arlene Grimes all of New Bern; and four sons, Augustus Hill of Brooklyn, N.Y., Melvin, Ronald, and Dallas Hill all of New Bern.
The family will receive friends at 816 Miller St., New Bern.
Viewing will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Walston Funeral Service Memorial Chapel.
Arrangements by Walston Funeral Service.
AURORA-Robert "Bob" Ray Millard, 81, of 1938 Walker Road, died Saturday at New Bern Health Care.
He was a retired maintenance supervisor from PCS in Aurora. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. He was a member of the White Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
A graveside funeral with military rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Ray Webb officiating.
He is survived by his widow, Janie Bolton Millard; four sons, Christopher "Chris" Millard of Aurora, Ray Jefferson "Jeff" Millard of Siler City, Robert Ray Millard Jr., of York, Pa. and Lisle Millard of Newnan, Ga.; two daughters, Martha Worsley of Cary and Debbie Lyon of Mt. Airy; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
The family will join friends today from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, N.C., and other times at the home.
Evelyn Lilly Gaillard, 76, of 1020A Kingsway, died Saturday at Craven Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ratliff officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Wood Cemetery in Mt. Olive.
She is survived by her widower, James D. Gaillard; one son, Earl Jeffery McDaniel; one daughter, Zilda Smith of Whitelake; two brothers, Gene Lilly of Fayetteville and George Graddy Lilly; two sisters, Franes White of Vanceboro and Opal Cayton of New Bern; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Cotten Funeral Home today from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Christian Church, 3475 Highway 55 W., Jasper, NC 28562.