Christine Friedrich
B: 1929-05-07
D: 2017-12-14
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Friedrich, Christine
Virginia Hare
B: 1929-02-22
D: 2017-12-12
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Hare, Virginia
Shirley Dailey
B: 1937-04-15
D: 2017-12-09
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Dailey, Shirley
Franklin "Frank" Haynes
B: 1957-04-14
D: 2017-12-08
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Haynes, Franklin "Frank"
Gerald Justice
B: 1957-09-09
D: 2017-12-08
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Justice, Gerald
Elizabeth Wood
B: 1942-06-24
D: 2017-12-08
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Wood, Elizabeth
Dawne Heinz
B: 1948-01-28
D: 2017-12-07
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Heinz, Dawne
Howard Smith
B: 1935-09-23
D: 2017-12-03
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Smith, Howard
Harvey Purser
B: 1923-03-13
D: 2017-11-29
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Purser, Harvey
Tess Luper
B: 1934-06-25
D: 2017-11-29
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Luper, Tess
Deborah "Debbie" McCartney
B: 1950-10-15
D: 2017-11-25
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McCartney, Deborah "Debbie"
Frances Henderson
B: 1921-10-27
D: 2017-11-25
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Henderson, Frances
Marion Weatherly
B: 1938-01-25
D: 2017-11-21
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Weatherly, Marion
Arthur Mauffray
B: 1935-09-28
D: 2017-11-19
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Mauffray, Arthur
Marie Bailey
B: 1934-08-16
D: 2017-11-14
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Bailey, Marie
Betty Hill
B: 1941-08-01
D: 2017-11-11
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Hill, Betty
Daniel Schreck
B: 1938-04-14
D: 2017-11-02
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Schreck, Daniel
John Magyar
B: 1932-12-23
D: 2017-11-01
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Magyar, John
Howard Elkins
B: 1931-11-05
D: 2017-11-01
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Elkins, Howard
Ernest Moebius
B: 1939-07-28
D: 2017-11-01
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Moebius, Ernest
William Haire
B: 1958-06-25
D: 2017-10-27
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Haire, William


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Christopher M. Bryant, Manager & Funeral Director

Originally from Louisville, Chris and his family made New Bern their home in 2011. He graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 2005, and joined the Pollock-Best staff in 2016. In his free time, he enjoys taking his daughters to the beach, fishing, and everything else that beautiful Eastern Carolina has to offer.

Robert J. "Bob" Burns, Funeral Director

Bob believes funeral service is his calling, and he provides the highest quality of professionalism, compassion and dedication to all of the families he serves. He is a 1990 honors graduate of Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, and earned their prestigious awards for embalming and restorative arts. Bob has lived in New Bern since May 2000.

Larry Jernigan, Funeral Director

Larry joined our staff in January 2008, and has served many families in Craven and Pamlico counties. He and his wife, Nell, attend Tree of Life Ministries, where he plays the piano. He also uses his gift of music to local assisted living residents twice a month. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to southern gospel music and going to concerts whenever he can.

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Donald Murphy, Funeral Attendant

Donald considers it a great honor to serve families in their time of need. The Jones County native is a graduate of Jones Central High School and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era. He and his wife are Pollocksville residents and attend First Baptist Church of Pollocksville, where Donald is a lifelong member, deacon and trustee. The couple has been blessed with three sons and five grandchildren, who bring so much joy into their lives.

In Loving Memory: Tommy Best (1936 - 2016)

For over half a century, Thomas Milton "Tommy" Best was a trusted guide to many families in the New Bern area during their time of need. Sadly, our treasured funeral director and friend passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at his home. He will be dearly missed.

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