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Priestly, Geraldine Hall - New Bern  
NEW BERN | Geraldine Hall Priestly, 87, 2304 Country Club Rd., New Bern died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pruitt HealthCare-Neuse. She was a graduate of Calvin Scott Brown High School in Winton and Virginia State University. She was employed at Cherry Point for 34 1/2 years. Her funeral will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church, 509 Carroll St. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Bernadette Gibbs Priestly of New Bern and stepson, Johnnie Priestly of Dover, Del. Viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.
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Published in Sun Journal on Dec. 24, 2014
Rhodes, Edna Verlaine - KINSTON  
KINSTON | Edna Verlaine Rhodes, 61, 815 Doctors Drive #F, died Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday Dec. 22, 2014 at St. Peter Disciples of Christ Church, Kinston. Interment will follow in Haiti Cemetery in Trenton. Viewing will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday Dec. 21, 2014, at Mills Funeral Home, Inc. She is survived by her son, Reginald Rhodes of New York; mother, Georgianna Rhodes of the home; father George Rhodes of Kinston and brother Kelvin Dixon of Kinston. The family is receiving relatives and friends at 703 Calvalier Circle. Mills Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Sun Journal on Dec. 21, 2014
Robichaud, Vivian Bohan (Butler) - New Bern  
NEW BERN | Vivian Bohan Butler Robichaud, 90, of New Bern and formerly of Connecticut, passed away December 17, 2014 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John William Butler and Matthurin Sylvester Robichaud and two sons, John (Jack) Francis Butler and David William Butler. She is survived by her son, James (Jim) Patrick Butler of Cottageville, S.C.; her grandchildren, Marie Butler Phillips, Joanne Butler Jackson, Christie Butler Calvin, John Patrick Butler, Sean Butler, Brittany Butler and Chelsea Butler; many great-grandchildren; and her dear niece, Maureen Sioch. Vivian enjoyed her golden years with dear friends in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. before moving to McCarthy Court in New Bern, NC to be near her family. Her fondest memories included dancing, walking on the beach and celebrating St. Patrick's Day with friends and family. A memorial service will be Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Capital Humane Society, PO Box 326, New Bern, NC 28563. Online condolences may be made at www.cottenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Published in Sun Journal on Dec. 19, 2014
Stallings, Shannon Leigh - Trenton  
TRENTON | Shannon Leigh Stallings, 37, of Trenton, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She is survived by her husband, James Stallings Sr. of Trenton; her father and mother, John and Judy Pittas of Lakeland, Fla.; her son, James Stallings Jr.; her daughters, Megan Stallings, Tegan Tilley, Emma Tilley and Kensley Stallings; her brother, John Michael Pittas of Lakeland, Fla. A memorial service will be Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Published in Sun Journal on Dec. 20, 2014
Strausbaugh, Lee Emory* - New Bern  
Lee Emory Strausbaugh, 94, passed away on December 16, 2014. Lee was born in Detroit but raised in Port Royal, SC. He joined the Navy in 1939 and spent a lot of time at the helm of the battleship Wyoming. He then became a Navy Combat Photographer and served at Port Lyautey in northern Africa. There he became aircrew for submarine patrols in PBY seaplanes, seeing combat on a couple of occasions, and finally dropping his camera and manning a machine gun turret to shoot down a German fighter bomber that was attacking his airplane. In 1944, he went ashore in the invasion of southern France. He joined with Army units probing the front lines in eastern France and was wounded in a machine gun ambush on the French/Italian border. He received the Bronze Star for his life savings efforts of those wounded around him. After the war, he filmed the first Navy ejection seat tests and other historical aviation milestones. He later served on many ships and was involved with 'chasing' Somali pirates in the Red Sea. He served in Norfolk, Va, and Alameda, CA, with shorter stints at other bases around the country. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for RCA near Cape Canaveral and was responsible for developing all film shot by the early astronauts. He then worked for Navy Fleet Intelligence until his retirement in 1984 when he moved to Fairfield Harbour. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, and his parents, Curvin and Nel Strausbaugh, his brother, Frank, and his sister, Evelyn Hoover. He is survived by his sons, Wayne and Kenneth Strausbaugh; three grandchildren, Mark, Michael, and Sara Strausbaugh; plus three great-grandchildren, Michael, Brayden, and Aylie Strausbaugh. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home. The family is planning a private celebration of life and asks only that his friends say a prayer for Lee. Online condolences may be made to www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Sun Journal on Dec. 23, 2014
Thompson Sr., Harry Rudolph* - Plymouth  
PLYMOUTH, N.C. | On Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, Harry Rudolph (Rudy) Thompson passed away in his home in Plymouth.  He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Smith Thompson of Plymouth, his father Charlie Gray Thompson and mother Retha Sermons Thompson of Belhaven, his brother Joe Thompson of Plymouth, and his sister Marion Radcliff of Belhaven. He is survived by his son Ronnie Thompson and his wife Beth, both of Plymouth; his daughter Wanda Kay Thompson and her husband Tom, both of New Bern; his grandsons Bryce Thompson and his wife Krista of Greenville, Brant Thompson and his wife Pinky of Durham, Ron Thompson of Durham, and one great grandson Gavin Thompson of Winterville. Rudy was born in Belhaven on Dec. 1, 1925, and lived a full life of 88 years.  He was a WWII Navy Veteran and participated in the majority of the naval battles in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Wilkes-Barre.  He witnessed the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima which effectively ended WWII.  He was also present at the signing of the Peace Treaty by General McArthur.  Rudy was a member of First Baptist Church in Plymouth and was in charge of the tape recording ministry for 20 years. He was also a Gideon with the Washington-Tyrrell Camp since 2006. He retired from Weyerhaeuser on Dec. 31, 1989, after 38 years. Rudy was married to Wilma, who passed Aug. 12, 2014, for 66 years of marriage. Ronnie and Wanda grieve the loss of both of their parents in such a short time, but find solace in knowing they have a new life together with the Lord. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church Monday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., then graveside at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Gideons International at Washington-Tyrrell Camp, P. O. Box 124, Plymouth, NC 27962. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.
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Published in Sun Journal from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014
Toler, Betty E.* - NEW BERN  
NEW BERN | Betty E. Toler, 76, died Thursday, December 4, 2014, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. She had been a private duty nurse for a number of years and enjoyed gospel music. She attended Tree of Life Ministries. She is survived by her son, Scott Toler and wife, Casey of Vanceboro; her daughter, Beverly Sturgill and husband, Greg of Atlanta; two brothers, Roy Eanes, Jr. of Houston, TX, and Jerry Eanes of Danville, VA; one sister, Vicky Kiser of Goose Creek, SC; and four granddaughters, Julia Boedy, Virginia Sturgill, Jessica Toler and Jordan Toler. Her funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 9, at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and other times at the home of her son. Online condolences may be directed to www.pollockbest.com Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.
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Published in Sun Journal from Dec. 7, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015
Walston, James Prentice* - Trenton  
TRENTON | James Prentice Walston, 76 of Trenton passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014. Mr. Walston was born in Wayne County to the late Paul Elbert Walston and Tinnie Smith Walston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Brooks Walston, brother-in-law, Clarence Allen Grady, and mother-in-law, Jean Stocks Brooks of Kinston. Mr. Walston was the owner of Yards Plus Landscaping. He managed Jenkins Gas Company for over fourteen years, was a member of the Pollocksville & Trenton Fire Departments, and Scout Master of Troop 109 in Trenton. He also served his Country with the U. S. Navy. Survivors include his sons, Larry Eugene Walston of Trenton and Garry Paul Walston of Wake Forest; grandson, Paul Brooks Walston of Trenton; sister, Delhia "Dee" Rose Grady of Kinston; and brother, Donald Lee Walston and wife Helen Marie of Kinston. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Funeral Home with Chaplain Allen Ham officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Trenton City Cemetery. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com.
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Published in Sun Journal on Dec. 23, 2014
Ward, Jeanne Johnston* - New Bern  
NEW BERN | Mrs. Jeanne Johnston Ward, 68, passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Jeanne was a longtime resident of New Bern, where she was a paralegal in eastern North Carolina for 37 years, with the last 19 years working for Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby. Jeanne is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Ward, Sr.; son, Ted Michaelsen of New Bern; daughter, Jodi Michaelsen Davis and husband Mike of New Bern; stepson, Thomas M. Ward, Jr. and wife Claudia of Asheville, N.C.; and her grandchildren, Ryan and Drew Davis of New Bern. She also leaves behind her brother, Norman Johnston and wife Janet of Anna, Texas; sister, Janis Richardson and husband Merle of Hallettsville, Texas; ; her dear aunts, Ruth Johnston and Juanelle Jones of Beaumont, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Billie Mae Johnston of Hallettsville, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Garber United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Banks officiating. The family will receive friends following the services at the church. Those wishing to offer words of hope and condolences may visit www.pollockbest.com . Memorials, in Jeanne's name, may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4200 Morganton Rd, Suite 300 Fayetteville, NC 28314, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org . Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations is entrusted with the Ward Family.
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Published in Sun Journal from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014
Weeks, Ruth Wilcox* - New Bern  
NEW BERN | Mrs. Ruth Wilcox Weeks, 93, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014. A native of Craven County, Mrs. Ruth was preceded in death by husband Micajah M. Weeks, Jr., in 2011. She is survived by her children, Micajah M. Weeks III (Sandra) of Raleigh, Helen W. Thorpe of Greensboro; Joe Weeks (Nancy) of New Bern. and Andrew S. Weeks of New Bern. She is also survived by her five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in New Bern, followed by a gathering/visitation. Online condolences may be made at www.pollockbest.com. Pollock~Best Funerals & Cremations is assisting the Weeks family.
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Published in Sun Journal on Dec. 19, 2014
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