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Carolyn Davis Burrus O’Neal

Carolyn Davis Burrus O’Neal, 86, of the New Holland community, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter.

Mrs. Carolyn was born in Dare County, Feb. 16, 1933, to the late Robert Everett and Lula Mae Twiford Burrus. She was married to Sam Barber O’Neal, who preceded her in death.

She enjoyed crocheting, landscaping and loved flowers and trees. She was most happy spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a devoted reader of the word of God.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Pastor Jimmy Johnson will officiate.

Surviving is a daughter, Rosemary O. Johnson and husband William, of the New Holland Community; a daughter-in-law, Myla O’Neal Gaskins, of Ernul; three grandchildren, Jeremy Farrow, Bryce O’Neal and Kelly O. Smith and husband Cade; three great-grandchildren, Molly Anne O’Neal, Nolan Smith and Stella Smith; and a brother, Allen Burrus.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Sam B. O’Neal and Mark A. O’Neal; two brothers, Bobby Burrus, Johnny Burrus; and an infant brother, Robert Everett, and infant sister, Willie Estelle Burrus.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Eastern North Carolina Chapter Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. Online sympathy messages can be directed to www.bryanfs.com.