GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A small, private funeral will be held for Jeff Charles, “The Voice of the Pirates,” who passed away last Friday at age 70.

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The Charles family announced the funeral will be this Saturday for family and invited guests only. No further details have been released out of respect for the family’s privacy.

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A “celebration of life” ceremony will be held at East Carolina University at a future date and time that the university will announce at a later date.