DEATH NOTICE

We learned of the death Wednesday of Elsie Norman Luption, 79, of Oriental. We offer our prayers and condolences to the family. A graveside service will be held Nov. 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the New Bern National Cemetery, the Rev. Brent Norman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

DEATH NOTICE

We are very sad to learn of the death yesterday of Elbert Hugh Lee, Sr. Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Christian Church, the Rev. Merritt Watson officiating, and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in the Lee Family Cemetery. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Christian Church, PO Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510.

DEATH NOTICE

We learned today of the death Saturday of Peter Anthony Lozica, 64, of Mesic. We offer our prayers and sympathy to the family. A funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Mike Roach officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave, Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403.

DEATH NOTICE

We learned today of the death of Sgt. Major Laurence J. “Larry” Ford, USMC (Ret.), 80, of Arapahoe. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family. Funeral services will be held Nov. 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Mike Scott officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park with military honors.

DEATH NOTICE

We were saddened to learn of the death of Louis Puckett, Jr., the son of Mary Puckett. The funeral was in Smithfield last week. His two daughters, wife, his brothers Ron and Ray, and their families were there, and Lou’s oldest daughter spoke for her father for more than ten minutes in a heart-felt eulogy. We offer our prayers and condolences to the Puckett family, and our ongoing support.

DEATH NOTICE

We learned of the death Wednesday of Wade Lanier Powers, 65, formerly of Arapahoe. We offer our condolences and prayers to his family. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Nov. 19, at Sandhill Cemetery, the Rev. Owen Lupton officiating, and military honors by the Pamlico County Veterans Honor Guard.

DEATH NOTICE

We just learned of the death Thursday of Jerry Morris, 77.  We offer our prayers and sympathy to the family. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 18, at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, the Revs. Mike Roach and Dave Brosnan officiating. The family will receive friends and family at the funeral home from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Nov. 17. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Vandemere United Methodist Church, PO Box 421, Vandemere, NC 28587.

DEATH NOTICE

We learned of the death yesterday of Mary Anna Grodeski, 97, of Grantsboro. She attended St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Oriental. Our prayers and condolences go to the family. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Monsignor Lewis officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one-half hour prior to the service. The family suggested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church building fund or Pamlico County Fishes and Loaves Outreach, both at 1149 White Farm Rd., Oriental, NC 28571.

DEATH NOTICE

We have learned of the death yesterday of Elva Spruill Miller, 86, of Oriental. We extend our prayers and sympathy to the family. She was a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Oriental United Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorial contributions be made to The Salvation Army, PO Drawer E, New Bern, NC 28563, Oriental United Methodist Church, PO Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571 or Mission to Haiti, PO Box 523157, Miami, Fl. 33152-3157.

DEATH NOTICE

We learned that Mary Brinson Spruill, 78, died yesterday. We extend our prayers and condolences to the family. She was a member of the Oriental United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. At other times, the family will receive friends at residence of Chuck and Wanda Forrest. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Nov. 14, at the Oriental United Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. Interment will be in the Spruill Family Cemetery, Oriental. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to the Oriental United Methodist Church, PO Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571.