Douglas Lionel Arthur

July 20, 1927 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 93)

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Douglas Lionel Arthur, 93, of Bettie, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his granddaughter’s home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11am, at Woodville Baptist Church in Bettie, with Rev. Terry D. McInnis officiating. Burial will follow at Woodville Gardens Cemetery. The family will gather to meet with friends and family on Thursday evening at the church from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Douglas was born in Bettie and grew up in the Down East community. He worked as a production superintendent at Owens Corning for over 35 years until his retirement. He was a long time member of Woodville Baptist Church and a deacon for over 60 years.  He taught the men’s Sunday school classes and was very involved in singing and leading the church choir. Doug did lots of community visitations preaching the word of God everywhere he went. He and his wife Martha spent many years working with the Gideons, spending time in the local jails and prisons ministering and leading people to accept Jesus into their hearts.  In his spare time, he loved to spread the word of God to anyone who would listen. He and Martha also donated their time as curators of Carteret County History Museum. He loved woodworking and riding his bike. He enjoyed watching his programs in the evening, anything to do with crime stories or Andy Griffin. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Douglas is survived by his sister; Rose Lewis, daughter in laws; Darla Arthur of Newport, Nancy Noe and husband Jay of Bettie, Kathy Dickinson and husband Johnny of Core Creek, Libby Smith and husband Jeffrey “Squash” of Morehead City, grandchildren; Shannon Sutton and her husband Dennis of Jacksonville, Brandon Saunders of Jacksonville, Adam and Joshua Arthur of Newport, Tonya Dickinson of Core Creek, John Michael Dickinson and wife Summer of Core Creek, Jennifer Harvell of Atlantic Beach, Ashley Noe of Bettie, Dustin Noe and wife Ashley of Beaufort, great-grandchildren; Ryan Sutton of Wake Forest, Katie Sutton of Wilmington, Justice Saunders of Jacksonville, Mary-Michael and Colton Dickinson of Core Creek and many extended family members.

Douglas is preceded by death by his wives; Nettie Mae Johnson Arthur (37 years), and Martha Mae Pake Arthur (27 years), parents; Sterling Arthur and Myrtle Golden Arthur.  Daughter; Sharon Mae Arthur Saunders Bougie, Son; Gary Douglas Arthur, sister; Peggy Verity and brother; Dallas Arthur. 

Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to Lighthouse Community Church Food Pantry – 2015 Hwy-70 East, Stacy, NC 28581.

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

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June 10, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Woodville Baptist Church
450 Hwy 70 East Bettie
Beaufort, NC 28516

Funeral Service
June 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Woodville Baptist Church
450 Hwy 70 East Bettie
Beaufort, NC 28516

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