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Joseph Thomas Trevathan

December 29, 1930 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 89)


Joseph Thomas Trevathan Sr., 89, of Maysville, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at his home.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Gethsemane Memorial Park in Newport, officiated by Pastor Kelby Moore. Friends are welcome to attend the service. However, in order to provide social distancing, we ask friends to remain in their cars, the service will be broadcasted through a sound system. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.

Joseph was born on December 29, 1930, in Lucama, North Carolina, to the late Luther and Hattie Mae Trevathan. He was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church where he enjoyed his church family. Mr. Trevathan was the owner and operator of a refrigeration service company where he enjoyed his work and was happy to help the people in his community.

He is survived by his daughters, Roxanne Arthur and husband Jeffrey of Swansboro, and Dawn Cottle and husband Clarence of Maysville; son, “Joey” Trevathan and wife Terri of Hawaii; sisters, Frances Mayberry of Greensboro, Lois Newcomb of Wilson and Rose Johnson of Wilson; and grandchildren, Shane Arthur, Breann Arthur, Cameron Cottle, J.T. Trevathan, and Dane Trevathan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth Trevathan and brothers, Ray Trevathan and Charles Trevathan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent in Mr. Trevathan’s memory to the American Lung Association at 55 W. Wacker Dr., Ste 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

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



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Graveside Service
September 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570

Video is available for this event


American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-312-781-1100

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