Funeral arrangements set for Anthony Tyler Brunett

WNCT Staff - GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) -  Carlisle Funeral Home has released the funeral service information for Anthony Tyler Brunett. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 29 in the Keihin Auditorium at Edgecombe Community College.

The family will receive friends and relatives on March 28 at the Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department in the Heartsease Community from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in Anthony's memory to the Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department: c/o Anthony Brunett Memorial, ATTN: Chief Jerry Dixon, PO Box 1505, Tarboro, NC 27886.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences and memorials may be shared with the family by visiting

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A body that was found in the Tar River Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Anthony Tyler Brunett, a firefighter who went missing on March 13.

That's according to the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, the

Brunett went missing after he and two other men were fishing and decided to go for a swim. That's when Brunett disappeared under the water. Over the course of several days, crews deployed underwater cameras, sonar and divers in an attempt to locate Brunett.

Brunett was a member of the Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department. Department officials made the following comment on the discovery:

The Heartsease Volunteer Fire Department would like everyone to know that they have lost one of its members to a tragic accident.  Anthony was a beloved and dedicated member.

Police said the body was found by boaters just before 1 p.m. close to the Greenway near the Greenville Town Common.

Greenville Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene and retrieved Brunett's body.

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