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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 12:00 am

Annie Melton, 92; service Sunday

Annie Hughes Eason Melton, of Enfield, was embraced into the arms of her Lord and Savior and entered into her Heavenly home where she has wanted to be on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the age of 92. Her daughter, Margaret Taylor and husband Glenn reside in Beaufort.

Her memorial service is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hickory Baptist Church with the Rev. Winfred W. Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield.

We are blessed to have had her in our lives for this long and give thanks to God for giving her peace and a new life. “I give unto them eternal life and They shall never perish,” John 10:28.

Mrs. Melton was born April 16, 1915, in Wilson County, daughter of Earnest and Leona Eason. She was a devoted wife for 51 years, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her churches, Central Cross Methodist Church and Hickory Baptist Church. She loved working in her garden, yard and beautiful flowers. She grew up on farm work and if there is a spot of soil in Heaven, she is planting something beautiful to bloom. She enjoyed her crocheting and knitting and made hundreds of beautiful quilts, which she gave to her friends and family members. She was a dedicated Christian working with her church members on church projects, mission work, youth activities, vacation Bible school and always looked forward to the church’s covered dish suppers or dinners by making her “delicious biscuits” for everyone. Family was such an important part of her life. She was a lady who never met a stranger and helping others was always her goal in life. People always felt better after being in her presence due to her deep faith and positive attitude. She loved dressing up and said, “If you do not feel good, look good.”

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two sons, J. D. Melton and wife Nancy of Creswell and Gene Melton and wife Jane of Rocky Mount; and 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Byrum of Colonial Heights, Va., Mary Ann McCurry and husband Doug, all of Charlotte, Jess Melton of Raleigh, Chris Melton of Edenton, Michael Taylor and wife Lynn of Tarboro, Bradford Taylor and Gene Melton II, both of Cary, LeAnne Melton of Asheville, Matt Melton and wife Christine of Greenville, and Jeffrey Melton and wife Casey of Kannapolis; and seven great-grandchildren, Morgan Byrum of Midlothian, Va., Alex Melton, Adrienne Melton, both of Edenton, Ann Margaret Taylor of Tarboro, Micajah McCurry of Charlotte, and Grayson Melton and Gavin Melton,  both of Kannapolis; and many other loved family members, cousins, friends and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very deeply.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Jessie J. Melton; a son, Harry James Melton; her parents; one sister, Sarah Parham; three brothers, Steve Eason, Paul Eason and Taft Eason; a great-granddaughter, Brooke Byrum; as well as other cherished family members and dear friends.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Flowers are appreciated but donations may be made to Hickory Baptist Church, 12702 N.C. Highway 48, Whitakers, N.C. 27891.

Arrangements are by Massey Funeral Home of Enfield.

(Paid obituary)

Eleanor Hardman, 85; service Sunday

Eleanor E. Walker Hardman, 85, of Atlantic Beach, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Harborview Healthcare Center in Morehead City.

Her graveside rites and committal service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with the Rev. David Sneed officiating with burial to follow.

Born July 11, 1922, at Danese, W.Va., she is the daughter of the late Emory Walker and Elsie Martin Hodges. She was retired from the West Virginia Library Commission. She was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church in Morehead City.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Hardman.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Ruth Waters, 73; service private

Ruth Caroline Miller Waters, 73, of Beaufort, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at home.

Her service will be private

Mrs. Waters was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Derry, N.H., to the late Edward and Dorothy Watts Miller.

She is survived by her husband, George Edward Waters; six daughters, Diane Marie Berthelette of Forest, Miss., Kathleen Ann Frashure of Moncks Corner, S.C., Brenda Lee Smith of Casselberry, Fla., and Christine Caroline Heidtmann, Teresa Elieen Waters and Donna Lynn Allen, all of Charleston, S.C.; six sons, George Michael Waters of Pooler, Ga., David Vincent Waters and Paul Matthew Waters, both of Orlando, Fla., John Timothy Waters of Mentor, Ohio, Terrence Martin Waters of Moncks Corner, S.C., and Michael Dennis Waters of Groveland, Fla.; one sister, Catherine Calore of Wakefield, R.I.; two brothers, Robert Miller of Norcross, Ga., and William Waters of Fairbanks, Alaska; 24 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Waters was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Patrick Waters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Carteret County Inc., P.O. Drawer 1619, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

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Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Morehead City.

Nancy Peel, 75; service Saturday

Nancy Koonce Peel, 75, of Cape Carteret, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Carteret General Hospital.

Her memorial service is at 4 p.m. Saturday at Swansboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Flynn and the Rev. Rachel Moser officiating.

Mrs. Peel was born in Jones County and raised in Richlands. She was a graduate of Williamston High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. She married Hilton Peel June 5, 1954.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Cindy and James Long of Houston, Texas, Hil and Lynn Peel of Reidsville and Collin and Margie Peel of Wytheville, Va.; one sister, Irene Acri of Cape Carteret; one brother, Stanley Earl Koonce of Onslow County; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Olive Koonce; a sister, Murrill Costin; and three brothers, Stanley Koonce Jr., Travis Koonce and Richard Koonce.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Swansboro United Methodist Memorial Fund, 665 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro, N.C. 28584.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.

(Paid obituary)

Charlie Pittman, 85; service Saturday

Charlie Clyde Pittman, 85, of Beaufort, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Carteret General Hospital.

His service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Gurganus officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Park.

Born at Lukens Oct. 7, 1922, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from civil service at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Carraway Pittman; one son, Clyde D. Pittman and wife Angie of Beaufort; one sister, Ruby P. Norman of Beaufort; two grandsons, Darrell W. Pittman and wife Angela of Port Haywood, Va., and Ashton R. Pittman of Havelock; one great-granddaughter, Maria L. Pittman of Port Haywood, Va.; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Murphy and Emma Pittman; one sister, Alberta Pittman; and two brothers, Carl Pittman and Ray Pittman.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Munden Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Russell’s Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Highway 101, Beaufort, N.C. 28516 or Merrimon United Methodist Church, Merrimon Road, Beaufort, N.C. 28516.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.

(Paid obituary)

Bradley Jones, 66; service later

Bradley Keith Jones, 66, of Morehead City, died on April 6, 2008, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the first stem cell patient with renal cell cancer at the research hospital at the University of Florida.

A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.

On a lovely autumn day, Sept.11, 1941, in Ithaca, N.Y., a precious boy was born to Thelma and Harold Jones. He excelled in school, in academics and in football. Following that, he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and enjoyed playing for the Black Knights football team. He served his country for two tours in Vietnam and as a JAG Corps officer. He continued in the Army Reserves and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He managed his personal law office in Fayetteville for 30 years specializing in personal injury cases. His love was being on the water and his best moments were on his boat My Gal Sal’s Endoline.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Gale Swann of Morehead City; one daughter, Brenda Beaty; one son, Brian Keith Jones and wife LeeAnn; one step-daughter Lila Simpson; one sister Janet Jones; three granddaughters, Angela, Alexis and Ariana; one grandson, Daniel; best friend and former roommate, Don Murff; and the love of his life “my gal Sal,” Sally Henley Swann.

The family requests that any contributions be sent to Ms. Gale Smith, Clinical Social Worker, Bone Marrow Clinic, Shands Hospital, P.O. Box 100306, Gainesville, Fla. 32610 to support families who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Arrangements are by Milam Funeral Home of Gainsville, Fla.

 (Paid obituary)

Robert Joyce Jr, 78; service today

Robert P. Joyce Jr., 78, of Newport, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at home.

His service was at 11 a.m. today at Munden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at 3 p.m. in Chocowinity Cemetery with the Rev. Christopher Cleghorn, Mr. Joyce’s grandson, officiating.

Mr. Joyce was a past master of Newport Masonic Lodge No. 607, a member of the Sudan Temple and a member of the Newport Moose Lodge.

In addition to his grandson, he is survived by one daughter, Beth Cleghorn and husband Alex of Youngsville; two sons, Robert M. Joyce and Richard E. Joyce and wife Johnna, all of Newport; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Engel Joyce.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.

(Paid obituary)

Audrey Rose, 83; incomplete

Audrey F. Rose, 83, of Morehead City, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Carteret General Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.

Helen Lefebvre, 83; incomplete

Helen Theresa Lefebvre, 83, of Morehead City, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Carteret General Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Brooks Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.

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  • anonymous posted at 3:58 am on Sat, Apr 19, 2008.

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    Isn't there another ad besides the sports center that can appear on the obits page? There's just something about this type of ad being on the same page as deceased people. Then next to it on the side there's one for hearing solutions. I realize us that are reading the obits can use these things, but not someone that is deceased. This can be taken as use these services so your name doesn't end up on this page so soon or a slap in the face because a deceased person surely doesn't have a use for them. As for the rest of the paper, I'm glad to see that online readers get more stories! It's great!


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