Memories of slain bouncer Todd North fill memorial

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An American flag is prepared in honor of the late Todd North as his grieving family looks on at his memorial service Saturday at Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern.

Bill Hand/Halifax Media
Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 09:58 PM.

Memories of a brother, a son, a friend and a fellow Marine filled Cotten Funeral Home Saturday with more love than a room could hold.

About 500 people from all walks of life came to say goodbye to Todd North, a former Marine who was shot to death April 14 at Flyers Bar in Havelock.

During his eulogy, the chaplain said there is no greater love than giving one’s life for another.

North, who was head of security at the bar, was shot was while trying to protect his friends and patrons.

Cpl. Sidney Jones of Cherry Point stood with the help of crutches waiting to enter the room where North’s memorial service was taking place. He was one of the people shot that night.

Jones said he didn’t personally know North, 39, but he knew of him.

“From everybody I’ve talked to, he was a very friendly guy,” Jones said. “He never caused any trouble and he was not judgmental. Everybody loved him.”

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