Obituaries

Lillian McSorley
B: 1920-02-17
D: 2017-06-25
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McSorley, Lillian
Francis Kispert
B: 1933-10-18
D: 2017-06-25
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Kispert, Francis
Doris Hill
B: 1933-02-12
D: 2017-06-21
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Hill, Doris
David Holt
B: 1929-01-04
D: 2017-06-18
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Holt, David
E. Carlton Melvin
B: 1932-12-13
D: 2017-06-17
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Melvin, E. Carlton
Kemp Hill
B: 1932-09-18
D: 2017-06-14
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Hill, Kemp
Clarence"Sonny" Gaskins
B: 1930-01-27
D: 2017-06-10
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Gaskins, Clarence"Sonny"
Martin Olstad
B: 1930-01-31
D: 2017-06-08
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Olstad, Martin
George Callender
B: 1939-01-27
D: 2017-06-05
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Callender, George
Jessie Cudney
B: 1921-09-22
D: 2017-06-04
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Cudney, Jessie
Susan Giles
B: 1932-03-26
D: 2017-06-03
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Giles, Susan
Kenneth Pollock
B: 1930-10-12
D: 2017-05-31
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Pollock, Kenneth
Susan Hamilton
B: 1949-01-09
D: 2017-05-28
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Hamilton, Susan
Anatoly "Tony B." Boldyrew
B: 1946-01-06
D: 2017-05-26
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Boldyrew, Anatoly "Tony B."
Mabel White
B: 1930-11-15
D: 2017-05-22
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White, Mabel
Elise Walker
B: 1960-04-06
D: 2017-05-21
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Walker, Elise
Samuel Ganaway
B: 1932-11-01
D: 2017-05-21
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Ganaway, Samuel
Jenny Jones
B: 1948-02-06
D: 2017-05-16
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Jones, Jenny
Cecil Jones
B: 1933-01-27
D: 2017-05-15
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Jones, Cecil
Gene Ramsey
B: 1945-06-30
D: 2017-05-11
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Ramsey, Gene
Vernon Kerrick
B: 1947-05-03
D: 2017-05-11
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Kerrick, Vernon

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Free Pre-Planning Seminar and Dinner

6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at Moore's BBQ Restaurant

Please join us for a complimentary dinner and seminar to discuss the need for final-arrangement planning, financial considerations and much more! Absolutely no selling -- for information purposes only! Reservations are required, and seating is limited. MORE INFO


Community Coat Drive

Sept. 1 - Nov. 1, 2015

Pollock-Best's Community Coat Drive benefits Promise PlaceMake a difference in the lives of New Bern children and adults in need by donating clean, gently-used coats and jackets in our Community Coat Drive. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in our funeral home at 2015 Neuse Boulevard. To show our appreciation, all who donate in our Community Coat Drive will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. The drawing will take place on Monday, Nov. 2. All donations collected in our Community Coat Drive will benefit Promise Place. For more info, please call 252-637-5111.


Greater New Bern Business Expo

Pollock-Best awards a beautiful Bob Timberlake painting to the raffle winner.

Aug. 22, 2015

At the recent Greater New Bern Business Expo, the Pollock-Best team registered folks for a chance to win a beautiful Bob Timberlake painting. Pictured is Senior Funeral Director Tommy Best with the raffle winner.

Congrats, Mrs. Rogers!


Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at New Bern National Cemetery

11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2015

Please join us this Memorial Day as we honor those who gave their lives to ensure America's freedom. Remembrance is an important part of what we do at Pollock-Best, so we encourage you to make it part of your Memorial Day weekend. The first Memorial Day ceremony was observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Today, these special ceremonies bring veterans, families, and communities together, and continue to prove that the bond formed in military service spans generations. Click HERE for directions. For more details on this Memorial Day event, please call 252-637-2912


Spring Breakfast Fundraiser for Hospice

May 14, 2015

Pollock-Best helps raise money for Craven County HospicePollock-Best funeral directors and their significant others attended the Craven County Hospice’s 2015 Spring Breakfast at Tryon Palace. Tables at this fundraiser are “sold” to a sponsor who then “Works for Tips” as they serve their invited guests during the event. All tips are then donated to the Hospice Foundation.

The Pollock-Best table of nine raised more than $600 for this worthy cause!

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