James "Lyn" McCandless

October 22, 1966November 1, 2018
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James "Lyn" McCandless, Jr., 52, of New Bern, passed away on Thursday, November 1st, 2018. Lyn loved his family dearly and was a very kind hearted and compassionate person who cared about others. He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed good food and loved to talk about cars and motorcycles.

He is survived by his parents, Lynwood and Joyce McCandless; two sisters, Beth McCandless and Erica Ramsey (Matt); and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, November 5th at the New Bern Church of God, followed by a service at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2018

James "Lyn" McCandless

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Eddie Smyer

November 7, 2018

We met at West Craven Junior High and became instant friends. I will always have fond memories of you and my prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Lyn. Your race has been ran and your journey complete.

Claudia Ault

November 7, 2018

Such a kind sweet soul gone to soon. RIP and prayers to the family

Matasha Farmer

November 6, 2018

I am so glade that God allowed you to spend time with our family at Lenoir Assisted Living in Pink Hill Nc. We would talk about cars, motor sizes and paint jobs you did in your journey of life. You were so happy your mom and dad came to take you out for your 52nd birthday, you said this is my mom, I said hi mom she said her name was Joyce. When you got back you were excited and told me how much you enjoyed the shrimp plate you ate and spending time with your family. One of your sister came down and brought you a birthday gift , you said look at my new shirt you had it on all day. The staff and I were talking about how much of a joy you were and the smile you brought to our hearts. To the family May God Bless you during this time🙏 I was told one time during my life it was ok to cry, Jesus wept. God Bless you all, call on him when you need him he is always there .🙏

Darlene Inman

November 5, 2018

Dear Aunt Joyce and Uncle Lynwood,
I am at a loss for words. The grief of burying a child is so undescribable. I am so sorry you are walking this path. I truly wish there was something I could do to help you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dad Watson said at Amy's funeral that heaven becomes so special you wouldn't miss it for anything when you have a child there. Over the years I have come to know just how true that is. I love you all......Darlene Morris Inman

Angela Judd

November 4, 2018

Wow, I have so many mixed emotions . I have only known you for a month . You became a part of our family. May God provide comfort for your family.
Angela Judd
Lenoir Assisted Living
We miss you already .

Sue Hamm

November 3, 2018

Sending loving thoughts and prayers and our sincere condolences to you and your family. Sue and Royce Hamm

Barbara Khoury

November 2, 2018

Joyce, Linwood and family please accept my sincere sympathy. This just seems so unreal. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow.