Mildred Faye Vandiford Chapman

August 20, 1940March 26, 2014

Mildred Faye Vandiford Chapman 73 of New Bern died Wednesday March 26th, 2014 at her residence.

Millie was the Credit Manager at the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. She was also the 2nd runner up in the Hardbarger Business College Beauty Pageant in 1962.

Millie is survived by son Robert Chapman of Las Vegas NV, daughter Candace Vandiford Grove of New Bern, brother Charles Wesley Vandiford of New Bern, five sisters Doris Vandiford Tippett of Grantsboro, Ruby Vandiford Hafner of Grantsboro, Shirley Vandiford of Pollocksville, Linda Vandiford Eubanks of Reelsboro, Sharon Vandiford Holton of New Bern, and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Email: or mail to 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Smith officiating. The visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow the services at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences can be made to the Chapman family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 2, 2014


  • Burial

Mildred Faye Vandiford Chapman

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Pamela Turpin-Tibbits

April 10, 2014

I am so very sorry for your loss. Millie & my family go back to the '60's in Las Vegas. She was a good friend and a really good soul. God Bless you all who are grieving. Pam Turpin-Tibbits

Perry & Ann Turner

April 3, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time. So sorry we were unable to attend visitation and service for Millie. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marie Corbett

April 3, 2014

I am sorry to read this, Mildred and me were close friends back in the early 50s, lots of memories , sending heartfelt prayers to all the family , Marie Grimes Corbett


April 2, 2014

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mildred was a wonderful neighbor and we are sorry to hear of her passing.

April 1, 2014

We will miss our sister, her beautiful smile and being able to talk to her. She's gone to be with Jesus and we will all see her someday. May God bless you and keep you. Love you, Aunt Doris and Aunt Ruby

April 1, 2014

Millie Chapman

April 1, 2014

O.P. Howell

March 31, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mildred. May God comfort you all during this time of loss and may He give you what you need in the days to come and may her memories give you comfort. Love you all. Omega & Barbara Howell.