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Melvin Cleon Bright

August 2, 1940 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 78)

Melvin Cleon Bright, 78, of Morehead City, passed away Monday, July 1­, 2019, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

A memorial service at the Western Prong Baptist Church in Whiteville, NC will be announced at a later date.

Melvin graduated from the Chocowinity High School where he was the Senior Class President with the class of 1959. Following high school, he attended Mount Olive College where he received his Associates of Art degree and then went onto North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and his Master of Education degree in Adult Education.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Bowen Bright of the home; stepson, Phillip Wayne Strickland of Chocowinity; and grandson, Phillip Caleb Strickland of Morehead City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clifton Bright and Lottie Wiggins Bright who were from Chocowinity, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phillip Caleb Strickland’s college fund, sent to Munden Funeral Home, in care of Mrs. Brenda Bright, at 2112 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557.

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Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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