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Unita Hayden

Oct 13, 1934 - Nov 06, 2023

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Morehead City, NC

Unita Pope Hayden, 89, formerly of Greensboro, NC retiring in Morehead City in 2005, died and is at peace with the Lord on Monday, November 6, 2023. Born in Kernersville, NC, daughter of the late loving Omer and Alma Pope. Unita was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City serving in the Women's Circle and New Horizons group for the disabled who met weekly in the church for fellowship.Unita, first and foremost was an unconditional loving dedicated mother, grandmother, great g...Read More

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William Russell Barrows

Dec 15, 1937 - Jan 29, 2024

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Morehead City, NC

Cape Carteret- William Russell Barrows passed peacefully at the age of 86, Monday, January 29, 2024, in hospice for less than a day, at Carteret General in Morehead City, North Carolina. Although Bill only lived in North Carolina for the last couple of years his family has history here. His great-grandfather Daniel Ash had served in Carteret county with the Union Army 9th Regiment Vermont Infantry in the final days of the Civil War. Bill was born at home in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, December 15, 1937, the ninth of eleven children of Rachel Jerome Brooks Barrows. He went ice fishing with his mother when he was only two days old wrapped in blankets and placed in an apple box near the wood stove in a shanty on Lake Champlain. He grew up with no electricity nor telephone on a dairy farm in Panton, Vermont. Work was play and he was driving the tractor (with blocks strapped to the pedals) pulling the hay wagon for a neighbor for money by the time he was six years old. His love for tractors was lifelong. In adulthood you could always find him Labor Day weekend at the Tractor Pull at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Connecticut. He continued to drive his own John Deere riding lawn mower wearing his John Deere hat, helping the “old people” with their lawns into his eighties and up to the last year of his life drove it down to Pettiford Creek in North Carolina to watch the baby alligator. As a child he still loved fishing; smelt and perch from the lake, trout or bass in Otter Creek and bullhead with a cane pole from Dead Creek near the old Jerome homestead of Stovepipe City. He, also, loved caring for and milking his goats and raising rabbits. He trapped skunks to sell the pelts for money to go to the movies. He skipped most of high school and after an honorable discharge from the Navy he moved from Vermont to Connecticut with a wife and daughter. He found his first employment in Bantam at Avalon Farms (an apple farm). He worked hard for his money as he delivered coal then oil for Bantam Supply. He played hard, too, bowling, horseshoes, softball and as a volunteer for the Bantam Fire Company, including serving as Assistant Chief. With the Bantam Civic Association he mowed the fields and helped with Turkey Shoots and the Bantam Carnival. He landed his dream job as Caretaker at Lenox Hill Camp on Bantam Lake living on the premises for more than twenty years. There he raised his daughter, two sons, and hosted many kids from New York City who became friends forever. After his divorce and the camp closed he did what he always said he was going to do “I’m going home.” meaning Vermont. He married a second time, retired finally and completely from Middlebury College and surprisingly moved to Orange Lake, Florida where he lived happily for over twenty years. Some of his happiest times were spent at the Opry and Services and weekly pot luck at the Church at Triple Cross Ranch in Micanopy. Bill will always be remembered for his smiling eyes, great sense of humor and a laugh that sometimes couldn’t quit. Some of his words & sayings will be quoted by others forever. He quoted from Yogi Berra, or his favorites Laurel & Hardy or the Three Stooges. Some, you know, were all his own. His kind and caring ways were apparent to all, for all who knew him had received a helping hand at one time or another. He loved bringing people together for a good time “also, too”. From hosting hunting parties in Vermont to annual Memorial Day picnics in Connecticut, and Cribbage any time “Want me to beat you a game?”. Bill was pre-deceased by his mother Rachel, father Russell; Brooks brothers John, Phelps “Doc”, David, Clarence, Loyal “Buck”, and Barrows brother Stewart “Melvin”; and Brooks sisters Harriet, Patricia, Millicent, and Barrows sister Mae; and Linda’s son Rick. He leaves behind his wife Linda Carey, Linda’s children Kevin, Darcy, Amy, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; mother of his children Priscilla/Pat, daughter Susan (William), sons Curtis and Albert, grandchildren William (Kim), Russell; Aaron (Alina), Evan (Brittany), Elliette, Natasha (Corey), Danielle (Spencer), Hawley, one great grand-child and scores of nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life & love will be held in Connecticut at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please fill the cowboy hat in his memory at the Church at Triple Cross Ranch, 20740 NW 100th Ave. Rd. Micanopy, FL 32667.

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Fran Schridde

Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 15, 2024

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Morehead City, NC

Fran Schridde, 97, passed away peacefully at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Morehead City, North Carolina, on January 15, 2024. She was born on January 11, 1927, in Boydton, Virginia, and has resided in Hampton, Virginia, all her life. Until the week before her death, Fran lived independently and with great dignity, connecting to her family and friends through visits and phone calls. Fran was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Fred Schridde, who died in 2011. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Hondros (Randy) of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Gail Moyer (Dave) of Hertford, North Carolina; four grandsons, Scott Hondros (Jessica), Brad Hondros (Amanda), Davis Moyer (Lindsay), and Drew Moyer. She was also overjoyed to have three wonderful great-grandsons, Hunter, Wesley, and James. Fran was a faithful member of the Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News, where she was active and involved with church ministries for more than 70 years. Her main joy was helping others, which she continued to do well into her 90s. She was a special person who will be missed and remembered as a wonderful Mama, Grandma, and Gigi. A visitation will be held at the Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., in Newport News, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, followed by a memorial service at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Peninsula Rescue Mission, Orcutt Baptist Church, or a charity of one’s choosing. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. Peninsula Funeral Home © Copyright 2023

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Frank Cadman Styers

Apr 11, 1930 - Jan 15, 2024

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Morehead City, NC

Frank Cadman Styers died January 15, 2024 in Morehead City where he lived since retirement. He was born April 11, 1930, in Greensboro to the late Thomas Van Buren and Ida Lillian Falls Styers. He was the youngest of nine children. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1948, and from Pfeiffer Junior College in 1950. He graduated from University of North Carolina in 1956 and Presidio of Monterey California Chinese Mandarin Linguist School in 1954. During the Korean War, he enlisted in the Army Security Agency and served with the British First Commonwealth Division in Korea for a year and then worked at the Army Security Agency Headquarters in Toyko for a year He was awarded the National Defense Service Metal, United Nations Service Metal, Koren Service Metal and Good Conduct Metal during his military service. He was employed by the City of Winston-Salem in 1956 and served as the Superintendent of water and wastewater plant facilities until retirement in 1973. He was Chairman of the State Section of the American Waterworks Association and the state Water Environment Federation as well as a National Director of the Water Environment Federation for five years. During this time, he was awarded three prestigious awards in recognition of his sound engineering skill, diplomatic talent and extraordinary service to the water and wastewater industry He received the Hatfield Award in 1968, the Bedel Award in 1983, and the Fuller Award in 1993. He retired from the City of Winston Salem in 1975 to start his own company (Cadman Construction Company) engaged in building and operating water and wastewater facilities. He is an associate member of Messiah Moravian Church. He was a member of American Water Works and Water Pollution Control Association. He was Past Commander of Winston Salem Power Squadron and a member of Fort Macon Power Squadron. He married the late Polly Stoltz from Rural Hall in 1959 who he missed dearly since her passing in August 2023. They moved to Morehead City and owned and operated Peltier Creek Country Club and Yacht Basin. They have two children and two grandchildren surviving them. Laura Styers Leegins of Morehead City, and Frank Cadman Styers, Jr. and wife Tammy, of Wilmington, NC, and grandsons,Frank Cadman Styers III and Colby Alexander Styers. A funeral service will be held in honor of Frank at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Rural Hall Moravian Church. The family will receive visitors from 1:00pm to 2:00pm before the service. The burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park, 6850 University Parkway, Rural Hall, NC. Officiating the service will be Rev. Andrew Craver. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, 202 CenterPort, Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27409. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

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Fran Schridde

Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 15, 2024

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Morehead City, NC

Fran Schridde, 97, passed away peacefully at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Morehead City, North Carolina, on January 15, 2024. She was born on January 11, 1927, in Boydton, Virginia, and has resided in Hampton, Virginia, all her life. Until the week before her death, Fran lived independently and with great dignity, connecting to her family and friends through visits and phone calls. Fran was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Fred Schridde, who died in 2011. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Hondros (Randy) of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Gail Moyer (Dave) of Hertford, North Carolina; four grandsons, Scott Hondros (Jessica), Brad Hondros (Amanda), Davis Moyer (Lindsay), and Drew Moyer. She was also overjoyed to have three wonderful great-grandsons, Hunter, Wesley, and James. Fran was a faithful member of the Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News, where she was active and involved with church ministries for more than 70 years. Her main joy was helping others, which she continued to do well into her 90s. She was a special person who will be missed and remembered as a wonderful Mama, Grandma, and Gigi. A visitation will be held at the Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., in Newport News, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, followed by a memorial service at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Peninsula Rescue Mission, Orcutt Baptist Church, or a charity of one’s choosing. Peninsula Funeral Home © Copyright 2023

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Thomas Brungart Keefer, Jr.

Jun 02, 1944 - Dec 20, 2023

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Morehead City, NC

Thomas Brungart "Tom" Keefer, Jr., age 79, of Morehead City, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Tom served as the Vice President of A.C. Corporation in Greensboro for over 30 years. He coached Pleasant Garden Youth Pony League Baseball for 8 years and won the Greensboro City Championship. He was a loving father and family man. Tom never met a stranger and was always willing to help others. A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery, 5721 Methodist Road, Greensboro, NC. He was the son of the late Thomas Brungart Keefer, Sr. and Eloise Winborne Keefer. Tom is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol Hall Keefer; sons, Thomas B. Keefer, III and his wife, Carole and Brian Scott Keefer and his wife, Angie; grandchildren, Madeline Keefer, Rachael Cooper, Daniel Keefer, Nicholas Keefer, Alex Keefer and Mia Keefer; and brother, Larry Keefer and his wife, Pat. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com. Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Keefer family.

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Janice Frances Rogers Kruer

Feb 26, 1943 - Jan 01, 2024

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Morehead City, NC

Janice Frances Rogers Kruer of Morehead City, NC passed away peacefully on January 1, 2024. Janice was born February 26, 1943 in High Point, NC. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Ranzy and Pauline Current Rogers. She was also preceded in death by her infant brother, Larry Rogers. She was formerly married to Bernie Kruer of Chandler, AZ. She is survived by several beloved and devoted family members and friends. Janice graduated from High Point High School in 1961 and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Guilford College. She later completed her graduate degree in Visual Arts Education at the University of South Florida and was elected Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Janice was also a member of the Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, the Junior League in Daytona Beach, FL and the Arts Forum in Morehead City, NC. Her work was displayed in many art exhibits. Janice was an active member at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Morehead City until her health declined. Her life was devoted to teaching and developing an appreciation of the visual arts in her students. Janice enjoyed traveling, and the Greek Islands were her favorite. However, her true love was watercolor and oil still life painting along with reading and collecting seashells. Although she lived in several states, after retirement she returned to the place that she loved most, the Crystal Coast of the Outer Banks. As Janice requested, there will be no funeral service and if desired, donations can be made in her memory to SECU Crystal Coast Hospice, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570 Condolences may be expressed online at www.cumbyfuneral.com Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point is honored to serve the Kruer family. To to the family or in memory of Janice Frances (Rogers) Kruer, please

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Esther Sue Jones

May 16, 1944 - Dec 25, 2023

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City ………………………. Esther Sue Jones, 79, joined the Church Triumphant on Monday, December 25, 2023. She was greeted by many loved ones including her parents, Ruby Bynum Jones and Jesse Thomas “Tarp” Jones, her brother Caryol Stuart Barrett, her niece Jackie Barrett Faglier, her dear friend, Floyd Gardner and numerous aunts and uncles. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Pauline Barrett of Goldsboro NC; nephew William Stuart Barrett of Middleburg FL, and nieces Diane Barrett Johnson of Indian Trail NC and Lou Barrett Branson of Goldsboro NC; cousin and guardian James Keith Letchworth of Winterville NC, and numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews. Esther loved her family. One of her favorite events was attending the Bynum Family Reunions. She also loved being with the family on Christmas and birthdays. Her favorite pastime was looking at photo albums of family. Esther also loved her adopted family of staff at Crystal Bluffs Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Morehead City. She called Crystal Bluffs her home because of the love and care provided by such dedicated staff. Family and friends may pay their respects to the deceased and family on Tuesday, January 2, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Farmville Funeral Home, 4226 E. Church Street, Farmville, NC. A service to celebrate Esther’s life will follow at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are welcomed. Memorials may be made to Crystal Bluffs Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 4010 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557. Online condolences may be made at www.farmvillefh.com. To to the family or in memory of Esther Sue Jones, please

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Jerry Thomas Willis

Died : Dec 22, 2023

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Morehead City, NC

Jerry Thomas Willis, 76, of Williston, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023 at Carteret Health Care of Morehead City.Jerry was a man of the sea and a proud veteran of the US Navy, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and an unwavering love for the ocean. After serving his country with honor, Jerry found his calling on the decks of tugboats and dredge boats. His knowledge of the sea was not only deep but also wide, as he embraced the life of a commercial fisherman and clammer. His hands, weathered by ropes and nets, were a symbol of his commitment to his craft.A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at Bridgeway Church of Beaufort. A private burial will take place at a later date at Oak Lane Cemetery in Williston. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Tuesday at the church.He is survived by his son, Brian Willis and wife, Jessica of Davis Shore; three grandsons: Matthew, Noah, and Stryker.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Iris Willis; sister, Saundra Gillikin and brother, David Lee Willis.Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.netArrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

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Charles King

Jul 31, 1941 - Dec 16, 2023

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Morehead City, NC

of Manchester, Michigan, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Morehead City, North Carolina. He was born on July 31, 1941, in Harlan, Kentucky, the son of John & Ethel (Hodge) King. Chuck owned Bakers Dozen Bakery of Manchester, Michigan, for 25 years and then was head pastry chef for the University of Michigan until he retired. Chuck loved hunting, fishing and the U of M football! He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Manchester. He loved spending time with his family and friends. On August 22, 1959, he married Sandra Sue Staulter of Tecumseh, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Staulter) King of Manchester, Michigan and one son, Robert E. (Shari) King of Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Other survivors are two granddaughters with their spouses, two great-granddaughters, four step-granddaughters, one step-grandson and one step-great-grandson. A sister-in-law Linda (Ellie) Pipkins and several nieces and nephews. with Pastor Susan Hitts officiating. Memorial contributions may be made out to . You may use the form below to share a memory or leave a public message for Chuck's family. Please allow 24 hours for us to review and post your comment. Refresh

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Geraldine Stringer

Apr 20, 1930 - Dec 02, 2023

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Morehead City, NC

Geraldine Martin Stringer, age 93, of Morehead City, North Carolina passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

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