James D. Hickman, 65, of 445 N.C. 101, Beaufort, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at his residence.

James D. Hickman, 65, of 445 N.C. 101, Beaufort, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at his residence.

He was a 1970 graduate of East Carteret High School and a member of Mt. Zion M. B. Church, serving as a trustee. He was employed as an assistant superintendent with the N.C. Department of Corrections in Newport.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Carteret Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by one son, Dee Morris of Beaufort; four daughters, Lateasha Bright and Shawnta Jones of Beaufort, Charmaine Morris of Havelock, and Lavonne Middleton of Chapel Hill; one brother, Gene Rogers of Beaufort; four sisters, Margo Reels and Dana Mitchell of Beaufort, and Carolyn James and Mary Singletary of Morehead City; 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern, and at other times at the home of Lateasha Bright, 508 Marsh St., Beaufort.