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Howard Littleton

Oct 31, 1960 - Nov 26, 2023

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New Bern, NC

Swansboro- Howard James Littleton, 63, passed away November 26, 2023 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. He was born October 31, 1960 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He worked for 34 years at Coca-Cola, and owned Go-Fish Lawn Service in retirement. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, at 12:00pm at Jones Funeral Home-Swansboro with Pastor Robert Hall officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, December 4th, from 6-8pm at Jones Funeral Home-Swansboro w...Read More

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Carlton Dale Lowery

May 03, 1964 - Feb 23, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Carlton “Dale” Lowery, 59, of New Bern, North Carolina passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. Dale was born on May 3, 1964 in Albany, Georgia to the late Lee and Nancy Holland. Dale was a wonderful father, brother, son and friend. He had a quiet spirit but a friend to all. Dale loved fishing and he could fix anything. A jack of all trades but master of none. He will be deeply missed by anyone who had the honor to know and love him. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Nancy Lowery and her partner Ryan, Summer Lowery and her wife Kayla, Nicole Lowery, Tabitha Sheets, Carlton Lowery Jr. and his wife Samantha, and Joshua Lowery, 10 grandchildren, sisters Nandee Hearren and her husband Wilton Daniels and Christine Gehring, brother Clayton Holland, and 26 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by sister Amanda Holland and brother William Lowery. The family will accept flowers or memorial donations towards Dale’s funeral arrangements can be made to Cotten Funeral Home, 2201 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560, or by calling 252-637-3181. A Celebration of Life will be held at Cotten Funeral Home on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Angel Lorton officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.cottenfuneralhome.com. Cotten Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and friends of Dale Lowery.

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Richard Kenneth Burfeind

Mar 19, 1959 - Feb 24, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Richard Kenneth Burfeind, age 64, of New Bern, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Michael (Mike) Edmund Woody

Jun 02, 1949 - Feb 22, 2024

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New Bern, NC

On the morning of February 22, 2024 Michael (Mike) Edmund Woody passed away peacefully at his home. Mike was the son of Thomas (Ed) Woody and Bonnie Jane (Minton) Woody who preceded him in death. Mike's adored wife Peggy A. Woody also preceded him in death. Mike is survived by his daughter Jennifer Bray and her husband Chris Bray; granddaughter Megan Bray; brother Kenneth Woody and wife Sylvia; brother Jeff Woody; sister Patricia Woody Bissette and husband Larry Bissette. Mike adored his immediate family as well as his friends, and was a person who was well known for always being ready to do anything for them. That love and caring will be sorely missed by all. Mike was employed by the state Dept of Transportation in their bridge maintenance division and rose to a management position in the bridge maintenance crew until his retirement. Mike had been suffering in retirement from a past work related back injury as well as a debilitating medical condition, both of which greatly hampered his physical well being in his later years of life. Even then Mike met the challenge of his physical limitations and ongoing pain with calm, grace and a stoic acceptance of his life now while dealing with his ongoing medical conditions. Mike was born June 2, 1949 and lived his whole life in New Bern where he was a devoted sports fan, especially to New Bern High School football where he was a regular attendee at home games and even had a somewhat permanent seat reserved for him at the stadium for years, until his health conditions prevented him from attending in person. But he still always actively followed the team over the years. Mike's favorite pastime was fishing, which brought him so much pleasure and enjoyment. Whether net fishing in the river at Minnesott or rod & reel fishing on his many trips to the ocean, he was an accomplished fisherman with both net and reels. We believe it was the solitude of being in nature and the pursuit of what the next cast might bring that led to his enjoyment of the sport. He was the "fisherman" in the family we all looked to for advice and help in landing "the big one". Mike was looked after and helped through his medical issues these past many years by his sister Patricia and her husband Larry, who both graciously spent their time and efforts on his behalf. Special thanks to his best friend Dickie Tuttle, and to his neighbors Mary Dougherty and Wendy Fleming who offered their support and friendship to Mike over the past years. The family greatly appreciates them and their caring efforts. Mike also had the help and assistance of a kind and comforting health care professional named Marie who took care of his ongoing and necessary medical treatments for the last 10 years, and for that the family is extremely grateful and appreciative of all her efforts to help Mike with his medical needs. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday Feb 28th, 2024 at New Bern Memorial Cemetery at 1112 Chelsea Rd in New Bern. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the non-profit Take-a-Kid Fishing programs or take a kid fishing on your own. Mike would have liked that.

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Carolyn Stilley Marshburn

Oct 24, 1934 - Feb 15, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Carolyn Stilley Marshburn, age 89, resident of New Bern, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2024 at New Bern National Cemetery and will be officiated by Pastor Donald Ray Arthur. Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory are honored to serve the Stilley Marshburn family.

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Linda Britt Foster

Jul 10, 1947 - Feb 21, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Linda Britt Foster passed away at 6:50 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, NC. Linda is survived by her husband of 56 years, James Wallace Foster, Jr.; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Foster Denike and husband, Richard; grandchildren, Julianna, Alyssa, Colin and Leah, and great-grandson, Samuel James. She was preceded in death by her son James Wallace Foster III, and her parents, Sarah and Lawrence Britt. Linda was born in Lumberton, NC, and spent her younger years in Goldsboro, NC and Durham, NC. She is a graduate of Southern High School in Durham, and attended Campbell College. Durham was where she met her husband, Jim. They were married July 29, 1967, and moved to Virginia, then to New York, where they spent 41 years before returning "home" to North Carolina, where they settled in New Bern. Linda's hobbies were photography, reading and gardening. Her business career, including working for Tomorrow's Traditions in Dobbs Ferry, NY as a wedding photographer for many years, before opening a jewelry store in Somers, NY called Lyndy Jewelers. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and most recently great-grandmother. Further information on funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. The family wishes to thank the staff of doctors and nurses at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, NC They were outstanding! THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST!!! Any expression of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, TN (www.stjude.org) Online condolences may be directed to www.cottenfuneralhome.com

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Walter Andrew Lackey

Jul 11, 1960 - Feb 18, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Walter Andrew Lackey, age 63, of New Bern, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. A more detailed obituary will appear when completed.

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Karla Trott Holcombe

Nov 01, 1956 - Feb 20, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Karla Trott Holcombe, age 67, of New Bern, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. She attended Grants Creek Baptist Church and Croatan FWB Church. Karla graduated from White Oak High School and Appalachian State University. She was a teacher at Graham A. Barden Elementary School for 24 years. In retirement she enjoyed going out with her "crabby" friends, learning spanish, learning to shoot, and going on cruises. Karla is survived by her son Jake Holcombe, one daughter, Katy Fedchenko (Jeff), two brothers, Mike Trott (Brownie), Luther Trott (Bonnie), two aunts Brenda "Boogie" Smith and Gloria Collins, mother-in-law, Nellie Holcombe and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her beloved dog George, and her granddogs. Karla is preceded in death by her husband Allen Holcombe as well as her parents Aaron and Marie Trott. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Maysville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Cotten Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National MS Society. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.cottenfuneralhome.com

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Frederick Lamar Bender

Nov 21, 1941 - Feb 20, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Frederick Lamar Bender, aka “DERF” age 82, beloved husband and father, passed away after a long and courageous fight with a multitude of medical conditions. Upon his death, his canine companion “Hootie,” met him at the rainbow bridge. Fred was a humble, kind, and unassuming man who embodied service and family. He was born on November 21, 1941 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. He was one of three sons of the late Lionel and Anna Bender. Upon graduation from high school in 1959, Fred joined the US Navy and served proudly for 24 years culminating as a NC-121K Flight Engineer. Upon his retirement as a Senior Chief in August 1982, Fred continued his career for over 21 years supporting the Department of Defense in varying positions in support of the CH-53 helicopter. Fred was known for his superb knowledge of the CH-53‘s Avionics Systems and his straightforward, no-nonsense approach to problem solving. Fred met his beloved wife, Mary, while they were both serving in the US Navy. They settled in New Bern, NC for their retirement years. They were one of the first couples to move into Taberna, a golfing community. Fred enjoyed golfing with the Taberna Men’s Golf Association for many years. He also cherished his time riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with the “old Geezers.” He was a member of the Harley Owners Group and participated in many Harley Davidson of New Bern sponsored events. Fred was also a valued member of many Masonic and Shrine associations for over 40 years. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Past Master of Pensacola Lodge 42, and a member the Hadji Temple in Pensacola. He later transferred to the Sudan Temple in New Bern, NC. One of his most proud accomplishments was becoming a founding member of the Sudan Shriners Cooligans parade unit in 2008. He participated in many parades even when his health was declining. Left to cherish Fred’s memory is his wife, two sons, Michael (Carridy) and Brett, and two grandchildren, Teagan and Boss, who all brought joy to his life. He is also survived by two brothers, Tom (Robin), and Tim (Linda), and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Fred’s wonderful doctors: Dr. Maybee, Dr. Fujimagari, Dr. Gorman, Dr. Terry, and Dr. Perruquet; the doctors, nurses, and staff at CarolinaEast Regional Medical Center; and the 4th floor Oncology Unit and Palliative Care Wing for all their support, care, and compassion during Fred’s declining years. A very special thank you is also extended to Fred’s “Wing Angel,” Nurse Donna. In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Sudan Shriners Children’s Hospital Fund, P.O. Drawer 12828, New Bern, NC 28561. All are welcome to attend a visitation on February 28, 2024 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm with a service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, both at Cotten Funeral Home, 2201 Neuse Boulevard. To follow, there will be a celebration of life at the New Bern Shrine Club, 2102 South Glenburnie Road. Online condolences may be directed to www.cottenfuneralhome.com Cotten

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Barbara Jo Connour

Jul 04, 1969 - Feb 18, 2024

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New Bern, NC

Barbara Jo Connour, age 54, of New Bern, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. A celebration of life for Barbara will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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Janet MacLaren

May 25, 1942 - Feb 15, 2024

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New Bern, NC

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Janet MacLaren, aged 81, on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Janet passed away peacefully in New Bern, surrounded by her loving children, Fiona and Andy, and daughter-in-law, Maryjo. Born on May 25, 1942, in Stockton-on-Tees, England, to Joan and John Redfern, Janet's early life was marked by a deep appreciation for family and community. In 1964, she married her soulmate, Ian MacLaren, at St John the Baptist Anglican Church in Egglescliffe, England. Their partnership was a testament to love, adventure, and shared dreams. In 1979, Janet and Ian embarked on a new chapter by moving to the United States, eventually making their home in southwest Pennsylvania with their children. Their retirement years were joyously spent in Fairfield Harbor, New Bern, from 2007 onwards. Janet embraced retirement with the spirit of an explorer, traveling to over 20 countries across six continents, immersing herself in the cultures, histories, and cuisines of the world. Janet’s passion for life extended to her community in New Bern, where she was an active member of the choir at Christ Church. Her hobbies included computer games, which brought her great joy and amusement. Above all, Janet was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose love and pride for her family knew no bounds. Janet leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories with her children, Fiona Adamsky and Andrew MacLaren, daughter-in-law Maryjo, grandchildren Samantha and husband Zach Hypes, Rozwell MacLaren, Abigail Kirchhofer, Julia MacLaren, Aaron Kirchhofer, and great-grandchildren Leo and Odin Hypes. A service to celebrate Janet’s remarkable life will be held at Christ Church, New Bern, NC, on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 1pm. We invite friends and family to join us in honoring her memory and the incredible impact she had on all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Sound and Space, a fund established to acquire a new church organ which was close to Janet’s heart. Janet’s spirit of adventure, love for her family, and kindness to all will be deeply missed and forever remembered. Cotten Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and friends of Janet MacLaren.

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