Tommy Mantle Thompson, 85 of New Bern peacefully went to be with our Lord Monday, January 17, 2022.
He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Ora Mae (Babe) Thompson, brother, Lloyd Thompson, son, Dean Thompson and stepson, Brian Bowden. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 25 years Geraldine (Gerri) Simpson Thompson, his brother, Virgil Thompson of Cove City; daughter Rene Gryb (Bob) of New Bern; stepdaughter, Carrie Bowden Freed (David) of New York City; sisters-in-law, Linda Lee Powell (Walter) and Joy Hardison, all of Grantsboro; grandsons, Tommy Thompson (Amanda) of Cove City, Adler and Ennis Freed of New York City; granddaughter, Brooke Gryb of New Bern; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Tommy was a member of Broad Street Christian Church, New Bern where he served as a Deacon and long-time member of the Building Committee. Tommy proudly served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He worked at Hatteras Yachts as a Line Supervisor for 30 years, being the first person hired when there was only a power pole for the New Bern facility, where he cultivated a wonderful group of lifelong friends. He was a master builder, having single-handedly built several duplexes and houses. He was always very proud of his building accomplishments. He treasured the memories of his many Harley Davidson trips with his biker buddies. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours boating and fishing the rivers, creeks and the Pamlico Sound. But his greatest loves were his family, friends and God. Being a meek and humble man, he never had an unkind or judgmental word for anyone. He loved everyone with the kind of love very rarely found and everyone who encountered him witnessed his rare blend of kindness, humbleness, strength and humor, but most of all, his strong faith and love of his Lord. Gerri wishes to express her deepest gratitude to the many healthcare professionals who guided and compassionately looked after them during this long journey, especially Dr. Rick Gorman, Dr. Robert Whitmore and Craven County Hospice. Visitation will be Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Cotten Funeral Home with the service to follow in the chapel with Rev. Philip Jones officiating. Mask are requested. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
Dennis “Earl” Thompson, 78, of Boggs Road in Thomasville passed away, Friday, September 30, 2022 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.
Earl was born May 18, 1944 to the late Willard Theodore “W.T.” and Fannie Hughes Thompson in Davidson County. He was very accomplished in woodcraft. Earl worked in woodworking all of his life, including co-owning his own company, and working for Hatteras Yacht. He had a talent like no other in his handiwork. Also, he worked as the assistant clerk of court in Thomasville. Earl also enjoyed, metal detecting, fishing, and growing his garden to share produce with others. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his sister, Linda T. Thornburg.
Surviving are his two children, Monica Thompson Jollie and Stan Thompson both of Thomasville; four siblings, Willard Thompson and wife Lorene, Jane Dockery and husband David, Wanda Leonard, and Roger Thompson; four beloved grandchildren, Preston Everhart and wife Michelle, Carson Everhart Dorsheimer and husband Tom, Keaton Everhart and wife Cailin, and Maison Jollie; two great-grandchildren, Preslie and Charlie.
A gathering of friends will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the J.C. Green and Sons funeral home in Thomasville from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
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Carolyn Sue Lassiter, May 4, 1947 ~ November 13, 2022 (age 75)
Carolyn Sue Lassiter, 75, of High Point, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, at High Point Regional Medical Center. Memorial Service will be Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 2:00pm at Aycock Fellowship Ministries with Reverend Ira Godwin and Reverend Donnie Pickerel officiating. Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick Alton and Carrie Muriel Jones Lassiter; her children, Chad Wayne Dennis and Christina Louella Dennis; her brother, Larry Jones; and her first husband Wayne Dennis. Carolyn was a former employee of NAPA Auto Parts and Hatteras Yachts. She was a fan of rock music and enjoying trips to the beach and cruises, and she was an avid bingo player. She was also a lifetime resident of High Point and above all else, Carolyn loved her grandchildren dearly, cherishing the time she got to spend with them. Surviving are her brother, Fredrick Alton Lassiter, II; and her grandsons, Gavin Wayne Dennis, Alexander Joyner, and Dustin Somershoe. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 300 Columbia, MD 21044 or at https://www.abcf.org/get-involved/donate/