George Elliott Horner

March 23, 1922September 21, 2013
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Dr. George E. Horner, 91, of New Bern, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013, at CarolinaEast Hospital. George grew up and spent almost his entire life in New Bern. He was a graduate of New Bern High School and the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago.

George was a Mason and member of the Doric Lodge since 1945, a Shriner, and played in the Shriner and Community bands. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge and American Legion Post #24. He was both retired from civil service after a 30 year career at MCAS Cherry Point and over 60 years as a chiropractor. He was an original member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

George served his country in WWII in the Army Air Corps. In addition to helping his chiropractic patients, he also enjoyed music, travel, reading, sailing and dancing.

George is preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Dorothy Horner, and a brother Dr. Thomas M. Horner.

George is survived by his wife Arneda, a son Tom Horner (Lisa) of Kinston, NC, a daughter Vicky Gray (John) of Lexington, NC, and grandchildren, Alyssa Horner, Thomas Horner, John Elliott and Samuel Gray

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church in New Bern. Visitation with the family will immediately follow the service . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.



  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 25, 2013


  • Inurnment

George Elliott Horner

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Karen Butner Benson

September 27, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. When my relative in NC told me about his death, I looked in my notes from my Grandmother, Etta Leigh Horner Butner, and knew George was the son of my Grandmother's brother, Mack. I am the daughter of Etta's oldest son, Douglas Butner. The obituary picture looks a lot like one of Etta's other sons, George Calvin Butner, deceased last year. I am sorry I never got to meet George Horner. May he RIP.

Rivertowne Rentals

September 25, 2013

What a pleasure it was to deal with Dr.Horner & his lovely wife in the management of their rental home. He will surely be missed here at the Rivertowne Rental office. God Bless You All!!

September 24, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. I am a first cousin of George and remember visiting him at his home
along with my sisters, Patsy and Peggy.
May you find peace through your many memories.

Jo Anne Hawkins Faucher, Raleigh, N.C.

Julie Lund

September 23, 2013

Arneda and family - "Doc" was such a warm and caring person and I always loved visiting him at his office. He was a great chiropractor. I am saddened by his loss and grateful to have known him. He was an inspiration.

Larry mares

September 23, 2013

I am certainly sorry for your loss. I remember him playing in the band at the shrine meetings. He was always very kind to me.

Tammy Michael

September 23, 2013

Vicky, John & family,
So sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy & Gary Michael

Tracy Black Gentry

September 23, 2013

To the Horner Family, our hearts are saddened as we have just learned of the passing of Our beloved "Doc". We enjoyed him for may years here at the office and are praying that peace resides with each of you during this time of loss. Jerry Black and the Allstate girls, Shawn, Kathy, Trisha and Tracy

Debra Fredricks

September 23, 2013

So sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with you
Debbie(hill) Register Fredricks

September 22, 2013

Tom and family we are truly sorry about your loss.Tears fill my eyes as I write this because I truly know how you feel today.Our fathers are in a wonderful place today they are no longer sick they are young and vibrant.With all our love Harry Darcy Caitlin and Courtney Cosner.