Thelma Mae Ives, 87, of New Bern, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Pruitt Nursing Home.

Thelma Mae Ives, 87, of New Bern, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Pruitt Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Croatan Presbyterian Church.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev. John B. Thompson Jr. officiating.

She is survived by one son, Walter Ives Jr. of New Bern; two daughters, Marie Arthur of New Bern and Vera Russo of Havelock; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory, New Bern.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.