William James Becton, 88, of 5000 Adams Creek Road, Havelock, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at the CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

William James Becton, 88, of 5000 Adams Creek Road, Havelock, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at the CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at God’s City of Refuge Church, 953 Hibbs Road, Newport. Interment will follow in the Hyman Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Havelock.

The family will receive friends at 330 Taylor Road, Havelock. Viewing will be 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, 701 West St., New Bern.