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Brenda Jean Baggett

Brenda Jean Baggett, 60, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Arlington Blvd. Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Davis. Burial will follow in Winterville Cemetery. Brenda, a native of Beaufort County, was a graduate of Winterville High School and received a Bachelors degree from East Carolina University. She taught at Ayden-Grifton High School for 18 years and was known as Mrs. Ross and was employed at Pitt County Memorial Hospital for 10 years as a HIMS supervisor. She was a member of Arlington Blvd. Baptist Church and served as a Deacon and had been serving as the Church Secretary. She is survived by her daughter, Wendi Ross House Parrish and husband, David, of Williamston; sisters, Diane McDaniel, of Oriental, and Wanda Paramore and husband, Howard, of Ayden; brother, Joey Baggett and wife, Myra, of Winterville; grandchildren, Kelli and Damion House both, of Williamston; step-grandchild, Kimberly Parrish, of Greenville; aunt, Sally Bruton, of Kinston; three nieces and a nephew and their families. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Wednesday, December 2, 2009)

Leona Bagley

CAMDEN - Graveside services for Leona W. Bagley, 95, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in Montlaw Memorial Park, Raleigh, N.C., with the Rev. Jim Harry officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Camden Chapter, P.O. 411, Camden, SC 29020.  Mrs. Bagley died Sunday. Born in Washington, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Wylie Sylvestor and Agnes Rawls Woolard. Mrs. Bagley was married to the late John Clinton Bagley. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Norma B. and Thomas A. Harrington, Jr. of Camden; grandsons, Thomas A. Harrington III of Harrisburg, N.C., John Bagley Harrington of Camden, Gregory C. Harrington of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a great-grandson; a great-granddaughter; sister, Tillie W. Woolard of Washington, N.C.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – February 16, 2000; pg. B6)

Adelaide Jones Howard Bailey

Mrs. Adelaide Jones Howard Bailey, 93, of Santree Drive, Williamston and formerly of 402 Wilson St., Washington, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at Martin General Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West End Baptist Church, Washington, and will be officiated by the Rev. George Daniels.  Mrs. Bailey was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 14, 1913. She was the daughter of the late William Edgar and Minnie Carolina Jones. She was valedictorian of Washington High School’s Class of 1931. She was married to Benjamin Franklin Howard Sr. of Lenoir County, who preceded her in death in 1955. Later, she married Paul Bailey of Martin County. He preceded her in death in 1988. Mrs. Bailey retired as a bookkeeper at the Washington Production Association. She was a charter member of West End Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher and church treasurer for over 50 years. She held a lifetime membership in Lodge 675, the Washington chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was chosen Mother of the Year by the Washington Daily News in the 1980s.  Survivors include a daughter, Frances Howard Dees of Washington; a son, Ben Howard Jr. of Burlington; a foster daughter, Emma Howard Price Ellis of Wilmington; a stepson, Paul W. “Bill” Bailey of Greensboro; a stepdaughter, Mary Litzenberger of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Evelyn Jones Taylor Watkins of Washington; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, four brothers and two sisters.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her daughter Frances Dees, 201 Farm Lane, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, February 26, 2007)

Bobby Gene Bailey

Mr. Bobby Gene Bailey, 65, formerly of Linden, Michigan, died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. A memorial service was be 9:00 AM Tuesday, July 17, 2007, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. Steve Atkins officiating. Interment was at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, NC.  Mr. Bailey was born in Mohawk, WV.  He was the son of Arthur and Clarissa Christian Bailey.  He was married to Anna Martin Bailey.  Mr. Bailey was a skilled laborer with the General Motors Corporation. At the time of his death, he was relocating in the Beaufort County area.  Survivors include his wife, Anna Martin Bailey; his parents, Arthur and Clarissa Christian Bailey of Bluewell, WV; his daughter and son-in-law, Sonya Roughton and Dearl Roughton of Chocowinity, NC; four sisters, Loran Morgan of Princeton, WV, Rita Camp, Karen Hale and Lana Hall, all of Davy, WV; three grandchildren, Brittany Roughton, Ryan Roughton, and Matthew Roughton, all of Chocowinity, NC; and one great-grandson, David Jones.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Bailey family.  (Hillside Funeral Home - Sunday, July 22, 2007)

Catherine Evans Bailey

Mrs. Catherine Evans Bailey, 64, a resident of 580 Cedar Acres, Chocowinity, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Temple of Jesus Christ with Bishop James L. Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Bailey was born Jan. 18, 1942 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Walter Evans and Helen Jones Evans. She was a graduate of P.S. Jones High School. Mrs. Evans was a member of Temple of Jesus Christ, United Church of Christ. She retired as an employee of King Chicken.  Survivors include four daughters, Antoinette Williams of Raleigh, Helen Jean Weatherington, Evelyn Moore and Beverly Ward, all of Washington; a sister, Velma Dorsey of Washington; four brothers, Charles Evans and Frank Evans, both of Tampa, Fla., Purnell Evans of Bronx, N.Y., and John Raymond Jones of Washington; and eight grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Archie.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, June 11, 2006)

Christopher Lee Bailey

Mr. Christopher Lee Bailey of Riverside County, California, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, with minister Shirley Peele officiating.  Mr. Bailey was born Sept. 23, 1952, the son of the late Ella Louise Roberson Bailey.  Survivors include three sisters, Marian R. Buffaloe of Gumberry, and Falesa R. Spencer and Angela R. Corey, both of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 19, 2007)

Eula Bailey

Mrs. Eula Bailey, 79, a resident of Washington, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. tonight, and a funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Temple of Jesus Christ Church, 906 W. Eighth St., Washington. Burial will be at Pamlico Gardens Cemetery, Washington. Arrangements are by Mercedes’ Funeral Mansion & Cremation Service, Williamston.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 15, 2001)

Helen Deans Bailey

Mrs. Helen Deans Bailey of 1417 Highland Drive, Washington, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, with Elder Russell S. Wilkins officiating.  Mrs. Bailey was born Nov. 8, 1939, the daughter of the late Jesse and Emma Mullins Deans. She graduated from P. S. Jones High School. She was married to Arthur Bailey, who preceded her in death. She retired after 20 years as a traffic clerk with New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. (now Verizon). She was also employed with the City of Washington water department. She was a member of St. John Church of Christ, where she was a member of the care ministry and treasurer of St. John’s Housing.  Survivors include one daughter, Aletha Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, Clifton V. Sykes of Newark, N.J.; four sisters, Wynell Sams and Edna Woodward, both of Newark, N.J., Carolyn Pitts of Chocowinity and Evelyn Mayfield of Washington; three brothers, Leroy Deans and Aaron Deans, both of Washington, and Willie Deans of Jacksonville; and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Clemmie Mae Deans and one brother, Raymond Price.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, November 28, 2007)

James Lee Bailey

Mr. James Lee Bailey, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., and formerly of the Yeatesville community, Bath, died Monday, March 27, 2006, in Bronx, N.Y.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church with Elders Sterling Tripp and Elnaam Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the New Kingfield Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mr. Bailey was the son of Robert Bailey Sr. and Sophia T. Bailey of Washington.  Survivors include two brothers, Robert Bailey Jr. of Chocowinity, and Willie Bailey of Washington; and two sisters, Michelle B. Nichson and Wendy B. Dewese, both of New York, N.Y.  Condolences may be sent to his parents at 619 Market St., Washington, NC 27889.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, April 4, 2006)

Rosetta Bailey

Ms. Rosetta Bailey of 801 N. Respess St., Washington, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Britthaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, with the Rev. Guy Harding Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Ms. Bailey was born July 17, 1927, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Mable Simmons Bailey. She attended Beaufort County Schools. She attended St. Luke Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Church.  Survivors include one son, Johnnie Roundtree; three sisters, Hazel Ba-son of Washington, Lillie Drake of Mt Vernon, N.Y., and Ruth Duncan of Bronx, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, George Bailey; one sister, Catherine Howard; and two brothers, Sylvester Bailey Jr. and William H. Bailey.  The family will receive friends today from 2-6 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 6, 2009)

Shereda Tremaine Bailey

Ms. Shereda Tremaine Bailey, 21, of 115 Juniper Drive, Washington, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in The Temple of Jesus Christ United Church, Washington, with Bishop James L. Woolard officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Ms. Bailey was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 30, 1984. She was the daughter of Shelia Gibbs Brooks and William Gray Bailey Jr. She was a 2002 graduate of Washington High School. She furthered her studies and graduated with an associate degree in nursing from Beaufort County Community College, Class of 2006. She was a member of The Temple of Jesus Christ United Church, Washington, where she served as a youth choir member, third Sunday nursery coordinator and worked with drama presentation.  Survivors include two brothers, William G. “Trey” Gibbs of Charlotte and Jermain Gibbs of Washington; and her grandmothers, Daisy Booth Bailey of Acre Station and Audrie Gibbs of Pinetown.  The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Jermain Gibbs, 180 Holloman St., Glenview Apartments, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, May 5, 2006)

William Staten Bailey, Jr.

William Staten Bailey, Jr., 54, of Valrico died Monday at home. A native of Chocowinity, N.C., he was a former Lakeland resident. He was a certified purchasing manager for a public utility company, U.S. Air Force veteran, member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management and attended Brandon Fellowship Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gerry S.; two daughters, Cynthia B. Gallentine of Atlanta and Corinne B. Curtin of Chicago; a step-daughter, Belinda Hammer of Long Island, N.Y.; his mother, Rubelle Bailey of Lakeland; a brother, Kim of Lakeland; two sisters, Rosa Holdredge of Canyon County, Calif., and Deborah Harkness of Lewisville, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.  (The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL) – December 13, 1995; pg. 2)

William Staten Bailey, Sr.

William Staten Bailey, 77, of Lakeland died Thursday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. A native of Stokes, N.C., he moved to this area 36 years ago from Chocowinity, N.C. He was a retired Internal Revenue Service agent, fisherman, former agriculture instructor for North Carolina veterans and a member of United Methodist Temple. He is survived by his wife, Rubelle M.; two sons, Kim B. of Lakeland and William Jr. of Brandon; two daughters, Debra E. Harkness of Lewisville, N.C., and Rosa E. Holdridge of Canyon Country, Calif.; a brother, Melbern C. of Washington, N.C.; three sisters, Pauline P. Colson of Bartow and Eva M. Hawkins and Viola Rogers, both of Greenville, N.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Lakeland Funeral Home.  (The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL) – June 13, 1995; pg. 3)

Phyllis Hainley Baird

Mrs. Phyllis Hainley Baird, age 75, a resident of 119 Dogwood Trail, Washington, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 with Minister Jim Reid officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 PM until the service hour, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC. Mrs. Baird was born April 29, 1934 in Altoona, PA to George Nelson and Myrtle McGarvey Hainley. On December 5, 1953 Phyllis married Donald E. Baird who survives. She worked for the Sylvania Corporation until her retirement in 1977. Phyllis and Don moved to Washington in 1980. She was a member of Eastern Star, Past Worthy Matron and attended Woodard’s Pond church of Christ. In addition to her husband, Phyllis is survived by one son, Kevin Eugene Baird and wife Brenda of Washington; three daughters, Michele Baird Cowell and husband Mark of Raleigh, Melissa Baird Jackson and husband Charles of Washington, and Tracy Baird Grant and husband William of Washington; 12 grandchildren, Paul and Jamie Baird Keel, Brandi Baird, Kevin Baird, Jr., Christopher and Jennifer Cowell Berry, Andrew and Emily Cowell Wilkenson, Ryan and Erin Cowell Harris, George and Rachel Jackson Cosentino, Samantha Jackson, Mary Elizabeth Jackson, Curtis Owen Grant, Michele Catherine Grant and Jessica Dawn Grant; and four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Lockamy, Lauren Jean Cosentino, Noah Allen Cosentino and Owen Christopher Berry. (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, June 14, 2009)

Buster Elks Baker, Sr.

Mr. Buster Elks Baker, Sr., age 42, a resident of 224 N. Bonner Street, Washington, died Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Craig Godley and Rupert Wallace.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Mark Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell, Kenny Jones, Michael Hodges, Tony “T.J.” Keech, Jr. and Ashley Sawyer.  Mr. Baker was born in Beaufort County on January 9, 1966. He was the son of the late James Thomas Baker, Sr. and Florida Perry Baker. Mr. Baker was a heating and air technician with Custom Air Services. He loved to hunt and fish.  Mr. Baker is survived by his soul mate, Cathy Massey of Washington; four children, Buster E. Baker, Jr., Brian Lee Baker, Stephanie Deans, James Deans; a brother, James Baker and his wife, Robin of Washington; a sister, Jo Baker of Oriental; and three grandchildren, Somer Wetherington, James Emmett and Rien Sawyer.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 224 N. Bonner Street, Washington and at the home of his brother, James Baker, 186 Wharton Station Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Baker family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, February 2, 2008)

Debra Ann Wagner Baker

Debra Ann Wagner Baker, 54, of Aurora died Saturday, Aug. 16, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlevoix, Mich.  She is survived by her husband, Richard; one son, Matthew Baker of Aurora; one daughter, Jaime Perez of Aurora; and two grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. John Carawan officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - August 22, 2008)

Edmond L. Baker

Edmond L. Baker, 73, of the 5600 block of Normany Ave., died Aug. 23, 1995, in a Virginia Beach hospital.  He was a native of Chocowinity, N.C., and was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk. He was the retired owner/contractor of Baker's Concrete and was an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Joan Dodd Baker; two daughters, Pearl B. Crichton and Lisa B. Robinson, both of Virginia Beach; three sons, Edmond P. ''Buddy'' Baker of Chesapeake, Randolph D. Baker of Norfolk, and Howard D. Baker of Virginia Beach; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Evadell Baker of Chocowinity and Cissie Lewis of South Wales, U.K.; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. George Baker. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for visitation.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – August 25, 1995; pg. B4)

Genevieve Carrow Baker

Mrs. Genevieve Carrow Baker, age 92 a former resident of 711 East Main Street, Washington died Saturday April 12, 2008 at the Presbyterian Home of Florence, South Carolina.   A funeral will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday April 15, 2008 at the First Church of Christ of Washington officiated by Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   Mrs. Baker was born on September 23, 1915 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Jimmy G. Carrow, Sr. and the late Estelle Bennett Carrow. She married Jesse E. Baker on May 10, 1942 who preceded her in death on December 1979.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews, church family and many friends who were like family. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert L. Carrow, Hardy R. Carrow and Jimmy G. Carrow, Jr. and two sisters: Eloise C. Sasnett-Koeneman and Velma C. Chestnut.  Mrs. Baker received her education at East Carolina Teachers College, now known as East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. In 1937 she received a B.A Degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary education for forty years in the Washington City Unit. Her love for children and teaching brought out the best in her students and she is well remembered for her dedication.  She was a member of C.T.A., NCRSP, and a life member of the NCEA serving as president. She also served on the Pre-Retirement/Social Committee of North Carolina Retired Teachers of Beaufort County.  Mrs. Baker was a member of First Church of Christ of Washington where she participated in the Adult Bible Class, Adult Choir and Just Older Youth (JOY). She taught Vacation Bible School, Sunday School and also taught at the Roanoke Christian Service Camp. She was a volunteer in the public school, mental health and also was a member of the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday April 14, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Baker family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jack Baker

Jack Baker, 82, Dec. 6. Graveside 11 a.m., Monday, Edwards Cemetery. Burial, Possum Track Road, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) –December 7, 2001)

Johnnie Swindell Baker, Sr.

Mr. Johnnie Swindell “Big John” Baker, Sr., age 87, a resident of 118 Warren Avenue, Chocowinity, died Friday morning, December 29, 2006 at his home.  A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday December 31, 2006 at Edwards Cemetery officiated by James “Spanky” Anderson.  Mr. Baker was born in Beaufort County on July 12, 1919, son of the late Wiley Baker and Jannie O’Mary Baker. He married Ruby Baker who preceded him in death on April 18, 1992. Mr. Baker served his country during World War II in the US Army. He was employed with Beaufort Equipment Company as a diesel mechanic. Mr. Baker was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  He is survived by his children: Ann Dugas of Newport News, VA, Dalton Baker of the home, Janie Harris of Washington, Johnnie Baker, Jr. and Betsy Guthrie both of Chocowinity; his sister: Ethel Chauncey of Washington; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and two step grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Carol Walls on July 25, 1982, his brothers: Bill Baker, Jack Baker, Jesse Baker and James Baker and his sisters: Gladys Chauncey, Bertha Jackson and Mamie Chauncey.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of his daughter, Betsy Guthrie located at 65 Running Pines Drive, Chocowinity, off West Barr Road.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington who is serving the Baker Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mamie Lou Boyd  Baker

Mrs. Mamie Lou Boyd Baker, age 76, a resident of 130 Edgewood Drive, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at her home.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Travis Boyd.  Mrs. Baker was born in Beaufort County on May 29, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Zeb Boyd and Mattie Ardell Hodges Boyd. Mrs. Baker was a retired manager/buyer with Belk’s Department Store. She was a member of the Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church and attended Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Baker loved to travel, collect antiques and make crafts.  Survivors include her son, Brian Keith Johnson and his wife, Lisa Jewell Johnson of Blounts Creek; her grandson, Brian Tyler Johnson and his wife, Emily of Washington; her granddaughter, Fallon Roxanne Johnson of Greenville and her brother, David Taylor Boyd of Chocowinity.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl J. Boyd, Milton H. Boyd, Dodge O. Boyd, and James Carnell Boyd.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 130 Edgewood Drive, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Baker family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, January 8, 2009)

Nancy Worthington Baker

Mrs. Nancy Worthington Baker, 88, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Mount Shasta, Calif. A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005 in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenville.  Born in Washington, N.C., in 1917, Mrs. Baker was a longtime resident of Greenville, making it her home for 35 years. In 1941, she married Charles Emerson Baker. He preceded her in death in 1991.  She is survived by two daughters, Joan O. Sengewalt and her husband, Larry, of Powell, Ohio, and Ann B. Barry and her husband, Stephen, of Mount Shasta, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Munnikhuysen and her husband, Richard, of Wilmington.  The family will receive friends immediately prior to and following the service.  Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – May 30, 2005)

Ruth Sheppard Baker

Mrs. Ruth Sheppard Baker, age 82, a resident of 513 Telfair Street, Washington died Wednesday evening December 23, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Sunday December 27, 2009 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Pastor Jerry Waters and Pastor Scott Setzer. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Frank Sheppard, Carmine Sarno, J.T. Sheppard, James Lester Woolard, Neil Woolard and Kris Sauls will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Baker was born in Beaufort County on September 29, 1927, daughter of the late James Evans Sheppard and Katie Cox Sheppard. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Washington and volunteered with various charity organizations.  She is survived by her children: Joann Curlings, Joyce Barr and Edward E. Dixon all of Washington and Eva Smith of Blounts Creek; her brother: Ottis G. Sheppard of Ocala, FL; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children: Edward S. Dixon; her daughter: Linda Asby, her sisters: Daisy Ormond, Elsie Alligood and Margie Woolard; and her brothers: Jatha Sheppard, Bonner Sheppard and Leroy Sheppard.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday December 26, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Joann Curlings located at 1313 Cherry Run Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Baker Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 26, 2009)

Carsie E. Bakken

MANLY, IOWA — Carsie E. Bakken, 64, of Manly died Sunday (November 4, 2007) at her home after a brief bout with cancer.  A celebration of Carsie’s life and public viewing was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (November 7, 2007) at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St NE, Mason City, Iowa.  Burial will be in Haw Branch Church Cemetery, Chocowinity, North Carolina.  Carsie E. Bakken was born March 20, 1943 at Washington, North Carolina, a daughter of Donald and Stella (Nelson) Dale.  Carsie owned, The Bookery, at 12 S. Federal, Mason City, Iowa. She devoted her life to her family and her passion of books.  She will be missed by many and loved by all. God Bless her always.  She is survived by her husband, Donald Bakken; five children, Donald Twitty, Carisa Riles, Christine Twitty, Dwayne (Paula) Twitty, Darrell Twitty; step-daughter, Dee Ann (Michael) Ivonilli; four grandchildren, Haden Riles, Austin Twitty, Christopher Ivonilli, and Corey Ivonilli; brother, Clinton Dale and family.  Her parents, brother, Creston Dale and sisters in-law, Carol Dale and Iris Dale, preceded her in death.  Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St NE, Mason City, Iowa.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, November 8, 2007)

Connie Sheppard Ball

Ms. Connie Sheppard Ball, 27, of 5686 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with Tony Krantz officiating.  Thomas Silverthorne, Phillip Silverthorne, Jackie Buck, Eric Buck, Johnlee Buck and Jamie Silverthorne will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Ball was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 21, 1980. She was the daughter of George Sheppard of Washington and the late Martha Buck Sheppard. She was a homemaker.  Survivors include one daughter, Eva Sutton of Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home of her grandmother, Mary Congleton, 5656 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, February 22, 2008)

 Jack Ball

Mr. Jack “Rodman” Ball, age 90, a former resident of Market Street Ext., Washington went to be with his Lord Friday, December 11, 2009.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, December 13, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor George Daniels. Burial with military honors will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Troy Ball, Danny Alligood, Ed Jones Jr., Herman Grissom Jr., Linwood Ambrose and Billy Braddy will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Ball was born in Beaufort County on December 14, 1918. He was the son of the late James Calvin “Jimmy” Ball and Patsy Anne Jackson Ball. Mr. Ball served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired farmer and a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church.  Mr. Ball was married to the former Clara Hardison, who preceded him in death in November 1991.  Mr. Ball is survived by his sister, Betty Davenport of Columbia, N.C.; step brothers, Troy and Lee Ball; and step sisters, Ann B. Harrell, Jeanette B. Whitehead and Nellie B. Liverman.  In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Ball was preceded in death by a son, Jack Rodman Ball, Jr.; a daughter, Judith “Judy” Elaine Ball; sisters, Marie Ball Jackson and Lola Ball Cox; and brothers, James Charles and Russell Ball.  The family received friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Ball family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, December 13, 2009)

Jo Anne Carraway Ball

Mrs. Jo Anne Carraway Ball, age 61, a resident of 701 W. 11th Street, Washington, died Monday August 13, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, August 17, 2012 from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Larry Ball. Darryl Rice, Paul Avery, Kim Avery, Joey Ellers and William Avery will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Jordan Family Cemetery in Pinetown.  Mrs. Ball was born in Beaufort County on August 23, 1950. She was the daughter of Hazel Ward Carraway and the late Bryan Carraway. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ball attended Life Quest and enjoyed American Legion functions.  Survivors include her daughter, Tonya Avery and husband, Randy of Ayden; her son, Russell Ball II and wife, Delania Rice of Washington; her mother, Hazel Ward Carraway of Washington; her brother, Michael Wayne Carraway of Chocowinity; her sister, Susan Jones and husband, Milton of Chocowinity; and four grandchildren, Randy Avery, Jr., Jessie Avery, Bruce Avery and Michael Avery.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ball family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lois Ann O'Neal Ball

Mrs. Lois Ann O’Neal Ball, age 77, a resident of 103 Pontiac Dr., Washington, NC died Saturday August 11, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 2 PM Tuesday August 14, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Jerry Waters and Pastor Larry W. Ball. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Junior Haddock, Michael Ball, Jay Hardison, Larry Ingalls, Jr. Larry Ball, Jr., Jimmy Ball, Jr. and Gary Vick will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Ball was born in Pitt County on July 5, 1935 daughter of the late Johnny William O’Neal, Sr. and the late Annie Viola Jones O’Neal. She attended Pitt County Schools. Mrs. Ball married James Ashley Ball on March 31, 1951 who preceded her in death on October 19, 1980. She was a homemaker who assisted her family on the farm. Mrs. Ball loved God and her family and provided many home cooked meals. Mrs. Ball loved everyone and was loved by all.  Mrs. Ball is survived by two daughters: Brenda B. Brann and her husband Ricky of Washington and Lorrie B. Hardison and her husband Perry of Chocowinity; a son: Larry M. Ball and his wife Mary Ann of Washington; a daughter-in-law: Rhonda Adams of Chocowinity; a brother: Thomas Wayne O’Neal of Summerville, SC; two sisters: Gloria Jean Ludwig of Hubert, NC and Marie Simpkins of Washington; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; a special caregiver: Mrs. Donnie Ruth Woolard and many nieces and nephews including a special help mate Gary Vick. Mrs. Ball is predeceased by two sons: Jimmie Wayne Ball, Sr. and Johnny Ray Ball; a granddaughter: Christina Ball Sutton; a daughter-in-law: Beverly Ball; three brothers: Johnny William O’Neal, Jr., Kirby L. O’Neal and Bobby Ray O’Neal, Sr. and a sister: Betty Faye Winslow.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Monday August 13, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ball family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Marjorie Elizabeth Wilkerson Ball

Mrs. Marjorie Elizabeth Wilkerson Ball, age 78, a former resident of 228 East 2nd Street, Washington, NC died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday October 5, 2007 at the First Church of Christ in Washington officiated by Ray West and Arthur “Bud” Ball, Jr. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Max Wilkerson, Jr., Aaron Mobley, Adam Waters, Hal Younce, Arthur Ball, Jr., Earl Tyson and Philip Mobley will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Clayton and Carl Smith, Sr.  Mrs. Elizabeth was born in Pamlico County on November 1, 1928 daughter of the late William Clinton Wilkerson and the late Annie McCotter Wilkerson. The family moved to Washington where she graduated from high school and enrolled in nursing school at Tayloe Hospital in 1941. She held several nursing positions at Beaufort County Hospital including the labor and delivery, operating room and the emergency department. Mrs. Elizabeth also worked as Dr. Williams’ nurse in his family medical practice. She wanted to be a nurse from childhood and had a passion for the medical career. Mrs. Elizabeth married James Franklin Ball, Jr. on January 4, 1958 who preceded her in death on January 9, 1992. She retired from nursing to become a housewife and care for her family as a loving mother, wife and friend to all. Mrs. Elizabeth was a member of First Church of Christ and attended until her health began to fail.  Mrs. Elizabeth is survived by her brother: Max Wesley Wilkerson of Washington; her three children: Karen Kay Ball, Gregory Eugene Ball and Susan B. Tyson and her husband Randy all of Washington; three grandchildren: Aaron Michael Mobley, Samantha Ann Mobley and Alexander Ian Tyson and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a stepfather: Eugene Piver.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday October 4, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth’s daughter: Karen Ball located at 50 Cherry Hill Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Ball family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, October 4, 2007)

Russell Matthew Ball, Sr.

Mr. Russell Matthew Ball Sr., 55, of 119 Hope Blvd., Dudley, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the Jordan family cemetery in Pinetown with pastors Larry Ball and Austin Pendergraft officiating. The body will lie in state for viewing today through 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Mr. Ball was born in Beaufort County on April 22, 1951. He was the son of the late Mayhew Ball and Eloise Jordan Ball. He was a painter with Turner Tank Co. in Goldsboro. Survivors include one son, Russell Matthew Ball II of Washington; two daughters, Jamie Pollard of Benson and Victoria Ball of South Mills; one brother, Larry Wayne Ball of Wilson; one sister, Marie Ball Pollard of Washington; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of his son, 206 Pamlico Drive, Washington.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Sunday, July 23, 2006)

Doris Alligood Ballance

Ms. Doris Alligood Ballance, age 85, a resident of Lizzard Slip Rd., Washington, NC, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at her home. A graveside celebration of her life will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Sam Grist. Bonnie Alligood, Marty Alligood, Timmy Alligood, Todd Alligood, Allan Ray Boyd, Robert Conner, Jason Wallace and Ted Wallace will serve as pallbearers.  A reception for family and friends will follow the service in the fellowship hall of Asbury United Methodist Church.   Doris was born November 27, 1926 in Beaufort County daughter of the late Huel L. Alligood and Emma Pinkham Alligood.  She graduated from the Beaufort County Schools and went to work for the FBI. On May 22, 1948 she married Elton Rudolph Ballance who preceded her in death.  Doris was a homemaker and loved to travel with her husband. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.   She is survived by her sons, Rudy Lynn Ballance of Whiteville, NC, Randy Levi Ballace of Taos, NM and Thomas "Tommy" Ballance of Chocowinity, her daughters, Diana Ballance Ipock and Kimberly Bowden both of Washington, her brother, Jack Alligood of Washington, her sisters, Margaret Alligood and Betty Lou Boyd both of Washington and Evy Carol Wallace of Pinetown, nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.   In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brothers Rupert Ray Alligood and Lewis Farrel Alligood.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Hilda Mae Modlin Ballance

WASHINGTON - Hilda Mae Modlin Ballance, 67, of 201 Pontiac Drive, died Friday, Nov. 17 at her home.  Born in Beaufort County Feb. 8, 1928, she was the daughter of Dennis and Lillian Modlin.  She was married to Johnnie William Ballance who died in 1990.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington.  Surviving are a daughter, Barbara B. Gardner of Washington; two brothers: Hilton Ray Modlin of Washington and Bobby Earl Modlin of Chocowinity; two sisters: Katie Johnson and Ellen Hardison, both of Washington; two grandchildren: Jamie and John Michael Carraway, both of Chesapeake, Va.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the family plot at Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  The Rev. Jimmy Moore will officiate.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, Saturday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Sunday, November 19, 1995; pg. 12A)

Doris Howell Baluis

CHOCOWINITY, N.C. - Mrs. Doris Howell Baluis, age 66, a resident of Route 2, Crisp Landing Road, Chocowinity, N.C., died Tuesday at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington. She was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 13, 1928. She was the daughter of Norman B. Little and the late Blanche Crisp Little. She was married to Adolfo Rosete Baluis, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Debbie Howell of Chocowinity and Annette Baluis of Durham, N.C.; a son, Victor Baluis of Garner, N.C.; her father, Norman B. Little of Chocowinity; two sisters, Rosa Woodall and Shirley Formichelli, both of Newport News; and a brother, Benjamin Little of Newport News. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, by Rev. Elmer Bauman. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., and other times at her home, Route 2, Crisp Landing Road, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – June 7, 1995; pg. B4)

Richard Lee Balzer

Mr. Richard Lee Balzer, age 88, a resident of 196 Dan Taylor Road, Washington, NC died Wednesday October 30, 2013 at his home.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday November 4, 2013 at Wares Chapel United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Joan Fisher.  The family will receive friends on Monday following the service at the church and other times at the home.  Mr. Balzer was born in McPherson County, KS on May 9, 1925 son of the late Otto Curt Balzer and the late Katrina Froese Balzer. He was a 1942 graduate of Inman High School in Inman, KS. Mr. Balzer served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater. He received the Rifleman Ribbon, the Sharpshooter medal and ribbon, a unit citation for the European Theater, Croix de Guerre, Croix de Coup, Combat Rifleman Badge and Combat Star. Mr. Balzer married the former Dorothy Louise Parvin on August 23, 1946 who survives. Following his military career he worked as a salesman in the Automobile Products field. He was a pilot and custom airplane builder, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and captain of the Youth Civil Air Patrol. Mr. Balzer was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church.  Surviving along with his wife of 67 years, Dorothy, of the home are two daughters: Kathy B. Giachello and husband Teresio of Italy and Anna B. Edwards and husband James of Washington. Mr. Balzer was predeceased by his daughter: Lee B. Respess and a sister: Mildred Graham.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Balzer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Belinda Gail Alligood Banks

Mrs. Belinda Gail Alligood "Nana" Banks, age 61, a resident of 548 Hodges Rd., Chocowinity, NC died Sunday March 24, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A memorial service will be held 3 pm Thursday March 28, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Ray Webb.  Mrs. Banks was born in Beaufort County on December 14, 1951 daughter of the late Elijah Plum Alligood and the late Lillian Mae Randolph Alligood. She married Jack Mack Banks on January 24, 1984 who survives. Mrs. Banks was a homemaker.  Survivors include two daughters: Susan Woolard of Washington and Ashley Banks of Chocowinity; a son: Richard "Ricky" Banks of Chocowinity; five sisters: Myrtle Hodges of Washington, Doris Edwards of Chocowinity, Laura Edwards of Chocowinity, Alice Pyle of Greenville and Geneva Beacham of Chocowinity; eight grandchildren: Austin Woolard, Alexis Rogers, Emanuel Rogers, Londyn Keech, Memphis Keech, Lily Mizell, Heather Banks and Nicole Banks and two great grandchildren: Sidney Wright and Cadence Hare. Mrs. Banks was predeceased by three brothers: Michael Alligood, Buddy Alligood and Larry Alligood and a sister: Brenda Woolard.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Banks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edna Smith Banks

Edna Smith Banks, a resident of 1624 Highland Drive, Ridgewood Manor, Washington, NC passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday May 21, 2010 at Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of her daughter Louise Furman, 82 Furman Lane, Chocowinity.  Mrs. Banks was born September 13, 1921 to the late William Bonner and Ida Whitehurst. She was a member of the Salvation Army and the Women's Home League.  Mrs. Banks is survived by three daughters: Louise Furman and husband Harley of Chocowinity; Eleanor Smith Taylor and husband Bill and Cindy Smith Congleton and husband Steve both of Washington; two sons: William "Bill" Smith and friend Liz Toler and Robert Smith and fiancée' Darlene Rawls both of Washington; two sisters: Daphine W Hawkins and Francis W. Ipock both of Cove City; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy D. Smith and also Mack Banks who she later married; three brothers: James, Earl, and Daniel Whitehurst and three sisters: Ida Eleanor Whitehurst, Bernice W. Heath and Mable W. Page.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Banks family.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 20, 2010)

Frances Elizabeth Hudson Congleton Banks

Frances Elizabeth Congleton Banks age 75, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and Rehabilitation \Center for the past 5 years and formerly of Ash- Ma-Tau Trailer Park went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, December 3, 2012.  A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00PM Friday, December 7, 2012 at Peace Chapel FWB Church located at 2480 W. 5th Street in Washington, NC officiated by Pastor David Thompson and Pastor Edwin Hill. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30PM Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Peace Chapel FWB Church and other times at the home of her daughter, Carol Spain located at 652 Neck Road, Washington, NC. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Trey Spain, A.J Congleton, David Cale, Jr., Josh Congleton and nephew C.J. Wainwright along with Scott Barrow and Jerry Martin.  Ms. Banks was born in Plymouth, NC on March 11, 1937 daughter of the late Lorena and Harold Hudson. She was a member of the Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Washington. Her life was devoted to her family and her church and were always the two things closest to her heart.  She is survived by her daughters, Carol Spain of Washington, NC and Teresa Cale and boyfriend Scott Barrow of Pinetown, NC; son, Wayne Congleton and his wife Millie of Washington, NC; a sister, Linda Wainwright of Washington, NC; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Faye Hudson and a grandson Ryan Cale.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Congleton family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Ida Murray Elliott Banks

Mrs. Ida Murray Elliott Banks, 73, a resident of Britthaven of Washington and formerly of 1352 Swamp Road, Pantego, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Banks was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 18, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Cottie Boomer Murray. She was a graduate of the former Beaufort County High School in Pantego. She continued her education in child care at Temple Hospital School in Philadelphia, Pa. She was married to Alonzo Elliott, who preceded her in death in 1965. She later married Daniel Banks, who also preceded her in death. She was employed at Park Pleasant Nursing Home and retired as a house mother with the Salvation Army. While in Philadelphia, she was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ, where she served on the usher board. After moving back to Pantego, she rejoined Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one goddaughter, Theresa B. Canady of Philadelphia, Pa.; and three sisters, Margaret Spencer and Jacqueline Harvey, both of Pantego, and Frederica Broomfield of Philadelphia, Pa.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] –Saturday, June 7, 2008)

Joe Ann Warren Banks

Mrs. Jo Ann Warren Banks, age 71, a resident of 6926 Hwy 43 South, Greenville, NC died Saturday August 14, 2010 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Monday August 16, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Rev. David Linton.  Mrs. Banks was born in Pitt County on July 19, 1939 daughter of the late Albert Thomas Warren Jr. and the late Mary Irma Cherry Warren. She was a graduate of Washington High School who married Lloyd Roosevelt Banks who preceded her in death. Mrs. Banks was a retired Secretary with the Beaufort County Extension Office and later retired as an assembler with Roberk Co. in Vanceboro, NC.  Survivors include a daughter: Cynthia B. Morris of Greenville; two sons: Phillip A Watson of Greenville and Donald E. Banks of Chocowinity; a brother: James Warren of Washington; a sister: Frances W. Williams of Washington; seven grandchildren: Joey Hodges, Justin Morris, Paula Watson, Torie Watson, Allen Watson, Cathy Banks and Ashley Louis Banks and nine great grandchildren. Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Holt Warren, Sr.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Banks’ daughter Cynthia Morris located at 2596 Pine Water Lane, Greenville, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Banks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mayhew Banks

Mr. Mayhew Banks, age 75, a resident of 335 Fayrewinds Drive, Blounts Creek, died Tuesday at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Eddie Bowen. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Warren Memorial Cemetery in Blounts Creek.  Mr. Banks was born in Beaufort County on July 18, 1937, to the late Mayo McKinley Banks and Estelle Connie Wainwright Banks. On July 4, 1990, Mr. Banks married Linda Faye Fisher Banks, who survives. Mr. Banks served his country in the United States Army, retiring after 21 years of service. He served in Japan, South Korea and served two tours in Germany and Vietnam. After his retirement from the Army, Mr. Banks worked for Singer Furniture Company and Lowes of Washington. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.  In addition to his wife Linda, of the home, Mr. Banks is survived by a daughter, Karla Perry and husband Doug of Washington, NC; step daughters, Denese Midyette of Washington, NC, Anessia Hammonds of Vanceboro, NC and Amy Woolard of Washington, NC; a brother, Jack Banks of Chocowinity, NC; a sister, Barbara Banks of Seven Springs, NC; a granddaughter, Madison Perry; step grandchildren, Megan Midyette, Emily Midyette, Matt Hammonds, Michael Warren, Don Woolard and Samantha Woolard; a special aunt, Mary Fleming of Blounts Creek and many special cousins.  Mr. Banks is also survived by his Billy K Campground family and his best buddies, Bear and Pixie.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Banks is preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Banks and two sisters, Loretta Ward and Brenda Squires.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at Mr. Bank’s home or the home of his daughter, Karla Perry, 2680 Gallberry Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Banks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Patty Cherry Banks

Mrs. Patty Cherry Banks age 84, a resident of 602 East Main Street, Washington, NC died Friday, November 9, 2012 at her home.  A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Washington officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 PM until the service hour at the church. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Banks was born in Beaufort County on July 24, 1928 the daughter of the late Hugh L Cherry and Lucy Bowen Cherry. She married Elbert A. Banks on July 23, 1948 who preceded her in death in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington where she was a member of the Unity Sunday School Class. Mrs Banks is survived by three sons, Bert L. Banks and wife Terry of Raleigh, NC; Robin T. Banks and wife Teressa of Washington, NC; Brant S. Banks and wife Kristy of Apalachicola, Florida; four daughters, Kathy Banks Spallone and husband Frank of Altoona, Pennsylvania; Susan Banks Cleve and husband Patrick; Lou Faye Banks Brown and husband Lewis; and Patricia Banks Crompton and husband Timothy all of Washington, NC; eighteen grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert A. Banks, a son Tracy A. Banks in 1989 and a grandson Jason T. Cleve in 1975.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Banks family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Tina Sparks Banks

Mrs. Tina Sparks Banks, 46, of 125 B & B Lane, Blounts Creek died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, Washington with pastor Phillip Jethro officiating. Burial will follow in the Cuthrell Cemetery, Aurora. Curtis Helton, Anthony Bell, Stuart Beavers, Randy Sparks Jr., Randy Sparks Sr. and Billy Peaden will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Banks was born in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 15, 1962. She was the daughter of the late Leslie Gray Koonce and Mary Elizabeth Norman Koonce. She was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and worked in quality control at Hackney and Sons. She was married to Arthur T. Sparks, who preceded her in death; she later married Carlton Banks on May 28, 2005, who survives. She was a member of Alligood Church of God.  Survivors include one son, Shawn Sparks of Greenville; one daughter, Sandy M. Sparks of Chocowinity; two brothers, Billie Koonce of Chocowinity and Charlie Ratcliff of Coats; two sisters, Mary Ratcliff of Pinetown and Margaret Beavers of Vanceboro and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Leslie Gray Koonce Jr.  The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. to the funeral hour at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington and other times at the home of her sister, Margaret Beavers, 123 Chandler Road, Vanceboro.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, November 27, 2008)

Jay Edward Bannon

Jay Edward Bannon, 70, died Tuesday Sept. 30, 1997, in his home.  Born in Washington, N.C., he was the son of the late Edward and Ann Louise Russell Bannon. He was a sales representative with the Reuben H. Donnelley Co., Norfolk, for 26 years. Mr. Bannon was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a veteran of the Air Force Reserve during the Korean conflict.  Survivors include a daughter, Susan Bannon Hastings of Selbyville, Del.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in Galilee Episcopal Church, 3928 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, by the Rev. John Burley. Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 9, 1997; pg. B8)

Billy Gaston Barber

Billy Gaston Barber, 72, of Aurora, died April 10, 2007 at Craven Regional Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. H.M. Parson officiating. He served his country in the United States Navy and he worked as a security guard at PCS Phosphate.  He is survived by his daughter, Sherry A. Underwood and son-in-law, Paul, of Lake Placid, Fla.; his brother, David Earl Barber and wife, Glenda, of Aurora; nephew, Greg Fulton, niece Brenda Holton of New Bern; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, all of Florida.  Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, April 12, 2007)

Charity Barber

Charity Barber, of the 1200 block of W. 27th St., a housewife, died Oct. 10, 1993 in her residence.  She was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was a member of Mount Gilead Pentecostal Holiness Church of Norfolk.  She is survived by her husband, Henry M. Barber; four daughters, Angel Wright, Anita Barber, Brenda Barber, all of Norfolk, and Wanda Williams of Erie, Pa.; three sons, Derek L. Barber and Alvin Barber of Norfolk, Henry M. Barber of Virginia Beach; her mother, Ida Bea Alston Ward of North Carolina; one sister, Anna Ward of Baltimore; five brothers, Alfred Perry Ward Sr. of Belhaven, N.C., Jessie Ward Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., George Ward of New Jersey, Frank Ward of Detroit, and Harrison Ward of South Carolina; and 19 grandchildren.  A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Gilead Pentecostal Holiness Church and will be conducted by Bishop Nancy Jenkins. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – October 14, 1993; pg. D2)

Kenneth Wayne Barber

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Barber, age 80, a resident of 1768 John Small Ave., Washington, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at University Health Systems-Beaufort Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington, officiated by Dennis R. Davis. Lance Pippin, Drew Pippin, Toby Woolard, Jr., Roger Bullock, Kenneth Paul Barber and Christopher Boyd will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Barber was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 19, 1930, to the late Metrell Barber and Aline Richardson Barber. For over 34 years, he owned and operated Barber’s Gulf service station in Washington. On Feb. 14, 1988, he married the former Eva Cutler, who survives. Mr. Barber enjoyed his work and meeting people. He never met a stranger. Mr. Barber attended Everett’s Church of Christ.  In addition to his wife of the home, Mr. Barber is survived by his sons: David A. Barber of Pink Hill, Kenneth Ray Barber of Washington, and Donald L. Barber of Williamston; his  stepchildren: Brenda Pippin and husband Freddie of Wilson; Faye Ingalls and husband Walt of Washington; and Toby Woolard, Sr. and wife Donna of Washington; a sister, Irene B. Griffin of Bayboro; grandchildren, April B. Staples of New Bern, Elisabeth B. Biehl of New Bern, Kenneth P. Barber of Roper, and Dustin Barber of Washington. Mr. Barber is also survived by several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Barber is preceded in death by his first wife: Marlene Barber; two brothers, Norwood Barbour and Vernon Barber; and a son, Ronald Barber.  The family will receive friends at the home, 1768 John Small Ave., Washington. Mr. Barber will lie in state at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory from noon Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, November 2, 2011)

Lillian Parks Barber

Mrs. Lillian Parks Barber, 91, of 271 Royal Road, Aurora, died Friday, July 9, 2010. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Peedtown Baptist Church, Aurora, with the Rev. Dr. Stewart Ham Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, July 14, 2010)

Lucille E. Barber

Lucille E. Barber, 83, of the 5900 block of Finney St., died Sept. 9, 1999, in Sentara Leigh Hospital.  She was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was the widow of Henry R. Barber. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board and Matron's Guild. She was also involved with the Sunday school program. She was a member of Excelsior Chapter No. 82, PHA; the Past Matrons, Past Patrons Council; and past president of District 2 Council, PHA. She was a high school graduate. She received special honors from Excelsior Chapter No. 82, PHA, and at the Burrus, Bradshaw, Spencer, O'Neal family reunion; was twice Woman of the Year at Jerusalem Baptist Church, and a charter member of the Elizabeth Cobb Vitality Tent No. 755. She was predeceased by her mother, Beulah Burrus, her father, Flynn Burrus, four sisters, five brothers and her grandparents. Survivors include her husband, Henry Barber; two daughters, Sandra Etheridge and her husband, Weyland Etheridge, and Allison Hopkins and her husband, Lavon Hopkins; a goddaughter, Cynthia Moss; a son, Henry M. Barber; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.  A funeral will be held at noon Wednesday at 718 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, by the Rev. H. Caryle Church Jr. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk. Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 12, 1999; pg. B6)

Mattie L. Smallwood Barber

Mrs. Mattie L. Smallwood Barber of 1132 Pierce St., Washington, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. C.B. Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Barber was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Odelia Roberson Smallwood. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Alexander “Bro” Barber, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother’s Board.  Survivors include two sisters, Geneva Buck of Washington, and Louise Blount of Queens, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by her siblings: Henerietta Smallwood, Fannie Smallwood, Magnolia Smallwood, Kathleen Smallwood, Annie Bell Smallwood Evans, Odelia “Baby” Smallwood Smith, David Smallwood, Levi Smallwood, Charlie Smallwood and George H. Smallwood.  The family will receive friends today from 2-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home of her nephew, James Smallwood, 1033 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, April 11, 2006)

Thurman Mayo Barber

Mr. Thurman Mayo Barber of 519 Beaver Dam Road, Pinetown, NC 27865, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at home.  He was born in Martin County, March 28, 1944. He was the son of Chrish M. Barber (Toby) and Della S. Barber and was predeceased by his mother and father and three brothers, James M. (Jimmy) Barber, Sr., Doug Barber and Kenneth Barber.  Survivors include two daughters, Yvonn Barber Parker and husband Kevin of Washington and Cindy Barber Smith and husband Frankie of Vanceboro; one sister, Leta Barber Chappelle of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Marvin Barber and wife Bobby (BJ) of Williamston, N.C.; two grandsons, Eric Smith of Vanceboro and Daniel Parker of Washington; three granddaughters, Sarah Dawn Smith of Vanceboro, Jennifer Parker and Jacqueline Parker, both of Washington, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Chelsey of Vanceboro and a special friend, Barbara Waters of Pinetown, N.C.  A memorial service will be held at Shiloh Church, Pinetown on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, June 2, 2006)

Willie Ray Barber

Willie Ray Barber was born on October 3, 1923, in Belhaven, North Carolina. His parents were Evelyn Barber and Harry Barnhill. An only child, Willie attended an Episcopal school in Belhaven, surrounded by family and lifelong friends.  After high school, he became a student at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, the first in his family to attend college. While a student, he was drafted into the Navy during World War II, and proudly served his country as a chef for the naval officers on the USS Botetourt and the USS Wayne in the Philippines.  At the completion of his war service, Willie returned to St. Augustine’s College and graduated with his B.S. degree in History, Class of 1949. He then taught school in Warrenton, Georgia, where he met his future wife, Maryfrances, who had the good luck to be teaching in the same area. They were married and moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where Willie began working for the federal government in the Navy Department. While in Norfolk, he became the very proud father of Kenneth and Stephanie.  Several years later, Willie came to Philadelphia, where he taught high school, but shortly thereafter returned to a distinguished career in government service with the Navy. He retired after 35 years.  Willie was very active in his church, The Church of the Savior, where he carried the cross every Sunday, and served on the Vestry Board for many years. At the same time, he taught Bible study at the Germantown Senior Center for several years. He was a devoted member of St. Augustine’s College Alumni Association and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for over 30 years.  Willie loved watching westerns, baseball, basketball, football, fishing and food. Also reading history books, blues (B.B. King), gospel music (Shirley Caesar), listening to and reading great sermons (Reverend C.L. Franklin). He was a great talker, great listener, and a true intellectual. Willie was loved by all ... and will be missed by many.  He leaves his devoted wife of 55 years, Maryfrances, son Kenneth of West Chester, PA; daughter, Stephanie of East Orange, NJ; granddaughter Kenyatta of Philadelphia; cousins Ralph Braddock, Ann McCollough, and Mary Barber, all of Belhaven, NC; sister-in-laws Arlethia Elliott of Norfolk, VA; Claudia Moss and Helen Cason, both of Philadelphia, PA; brother-in-law Walter Peterson, Sr. of Miramar, FL; dear friend John Miller of Erdenhein, PA, in addition to a host of wonderful nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Family and friends are invited to Willie’s Life Celebration, Sat. April 28, 2007, after 10 a.m. from John F. Givnish of Academy Road, 10975 Academy Road, Phila. PA 19154, followed by his memorial service 11 a.m. Interment will be private.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, April 27, 2007)

Jonathan Miles Barbre

Mr. Jonathan Miles Barbre, 37, of 609 E. Main St., Washington, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oakdale Cemetery with the Rev. Deacon Janet Sueiro Rodman officiating.  Mr. Barbre was born in Kinston on May 12, 1969. He was the son of Ray Sinclair Barbre Jr. of Greenville and Nellie “Nell” Miles Credle of Washington. He attended Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston and graduated from Washington High School. He was a lifelong Episcopalian. Survivors include one brother, Ray Sinclair Barbre, III of Washington.  He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Mary Paul and Oliver Jarvis Credle and paternal grandparents, Julia Venters Howell and Ray Sinclair Barbre, Sr.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at the home.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, June 20, 2006)

 Don E. Barham

Don E. Barham, age 80, of 101 Fairway Drive, Country Club Estates, Washington, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. Danny Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  J.R. Bennett, Shady Brantley, Bruce Till, Hal Younce, Keith Norwood, and Hal Parker will serve as pallbearers.  Buster Humphries, Ed Younce, Richard Young, Ken Ragland, Rod Cantrell, Charles Baker, Jimmy Oakley, and Jerry Schneider will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and at other times at the home, 101 Fairway Drive, Country Club Estates, Washington, NC.  Mr. Barham was born in Guilford County on July 5, 1928.  He was the son of the late A. B. and Sudie Rorer Barham.  On December 18, 1948, Don married the former Margaret Parks, who survives. He was a graduate of Haw River High School and attended Elon College, the University of Richmond, the University of Michigan and East Tennessee State University. He was employed at Burlington Industries from 1948 to 1973 and came to Washington in 1974 to work for National Spinning, retiring in 1991 as Executive Vice President.  Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Washington, the Gate City Lodge 694 AF & AM, the Thomas Matson Chapter 131 Royal Arch Mason, the Royal Order of the Moose #1800, the Committee of 100, Chairman of Beaufort County Hospital, Chairman of the Board with the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Who’s Who in NC Textiles.  Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Margaret Parks Barham; one son, Donald Barham and wife, Lynn of Cornelius, NC; one daughter, Sandy Nesbit and husband, Warren of Locust Grove, GA; two brothers, Bill Barham and Bob Barham; and four grandchildren, Radd and Shayna Nesbit and Carrie and Mason Barham.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Barham.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, May 12, 2009)

Frances Ruth Lewis Barker

COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Frances Ruth Lewis Barker, 83, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Woodridge Memorial Park.  Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.  Mrs. Barker, wife of the late Fred E. Barker, U.S. Navy (Ret), died Thursday, April 22, 2004. Born in Beaufort County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late John Lewis and Etha Linda Clark Lewis Hardy.  She is survived by daughter, Marci B. Andino of Columbia; grandchildren, Lauren Ashley Andino and Michael Chase Andino, both of Columbia; son-in-law, Jason Andino of Columbia; sisters, Victoria Mills of Vanceboro, N.C., Amanda Dixon of Chocowinity, N. C.; Rose Lewis of Washington, N.C. Mae Smith of Washington, N.C. and Retha Gorham of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Raymond Hardy of Washington, N.C.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – April 24, 2004; pg. B4)

Charlotte L. Cradle Barnes

Charlotte L. Cradle Barnes, 58, of the 1300 block of Wall St., died Jan. 24, 1994, in Lake Taylor Hospital.  Mrs. Barnes was born in Beaufort County, N.C., daughter of the late Dora Cradle Jones and Charley E. Cradle. She was a former member of the Garden of Prayer, Portsmouth. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and attended Norfolk State University for three years.  Survivors include two sisters, Macie Michelin of Chesapeake and Regina Jennette of Norfolk; her stepmother, Rosa S. Jones of Norfolk; and a host of nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hale Funeral Home by the Rev. J.L. Kearney Sr. Burial will be in Jones Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1412 Anthony Drive in the Eva Garden section of Chesapeake.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – January 26, 1994; pg. D2)

Cora Barnes

Mrs. Cora Barnes of 708 Runyon Road, Washington, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. E.R. McNair officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Barnes was born Sept. 14, 1924, the daughter of the late Peter and Cynthia E. Guilford Battle. She was a graduate of P.S. Jones High School. She was married to William C. Barnes, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Progressive Club and senior choir.  Survivors include four daughters, Menville Miller and Cynthia Spencer of Washington, Michele Jones of Kinston and Mary Spencer of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Hilton Battle of Washington and Robert Little of San Francisco, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Barnes and brothers, Peter, Jr., James, Edmond and Josephus Battle.  The family will receive friends today from 2-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, August 2, 2008)

James Thomas Barnes, Jr.

Mr. James Thomas Barnes Jr. of 40 Vermont Ave., Washington, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Hebron Church of Christ with Elder Jerome Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Barnes was born in Johnston County on March 9, 1938. He was the son of the late James Thomas Barnes Sr. and Elizabeth Kirby Barnes. He attended the Johnston County Schools and Beaufort County Community College. He was married to Velma Ward Barnes, who preceded him in death. He later married Letha Shipmon Barnes, who survives. He was a mechanic with N.C. Department of Transportation. He was a member of Hiram Lodge No. 11. He was a member of Mt. Hebron Church of Christ, where he served as chair of the deacon board, and on the pastor’s aide, beautification and sick committees.  Survivors include three daughters, Teresa Windley and Mable Barnes, both of Washington, and Ginger Barnes of Greenville; one son, James Thomas Barnes III of Greenville; four sisters, Nan Brewington of Riverdale, Calif., Liz Bell West of Minister, Calif., Delores Gibson of Long Beach, Calif., and Nancy Jones of Fayetteville; one brother, Frank Barnes of Waldorf, Md.; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Barnes.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Wednesday, July 16, 2008)

Jerry Lee Barnes

Jerry Lee Barnes, 34, of 114 Gladewood Circle died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Raleigh. He was a commercial fisherman.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dixon Cemetery in the Small community of Aurora with the Rev. Kenneth Dixon officiating.  He was preceded in death by his mother, the former Selma Bazemore, and a brother, Timmy Barnes. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Johnnie D. and Susan Barnes of the home; three brothers, Terry Davis Barnes of Reelsboro, Jimmy Stilley of Wilmington and Rodney Brame of Grantsboro; and one sister, Tonya Gurganus of Vanceboro.  The family will receive friends at Bryant Funeral Home Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., then following in procession to the grave.  (Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - Friday, December 21, 2007)

Margaret Lorraine Dunn Barnes

Mrs. Margaret Lorraine Dunn Barnes, age 86, a resident of 2430 Big Back Creek Road, Warm springs, VA and formerly of Belhaven, NC passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 6, 2009 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Eric Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM until the funeral hour, Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC. Mrs. Barnes was born in Norfolk, VA on October 19, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. Dunn, Sr. and Marion Clyde Dunn. On April 19, 1938 Margaret married William Calvin Barnes who preceded her in death on January 27, 2005. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She lived most of her retired life in Belhaven, NC. Survivors include five sons, Robert L. Barnes and wife Debbie of Virginia Beach, VA, David T. Barnes and wife Rose of Washington, Arthur R. Barnes and wife Sharron of Mountain Grove, VA, Thomas C. Barnes of Belhaven and Larry E. Barnes and wife Veronika of Salem, VA; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her loving companion, her dog “Jenny” was by her side until the very end. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sons, William C. Barnes, Jr. and James H. Barnes; three brothers and two sisters.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Elvira Barnett

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Elvira Barnett, age 80, died early today in the Tyrrell County Hospital in Columbia after a long illness.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Paul Funeral Home.  Mrs. Barnett, who has spent most of her life here, had lived at Manteo for the past several years.  She was a member of the Belhaven Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Barnett was the widow of the late John Barnett of this community who died in 1967.  Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Wiley Spencer of South Mills, Mrs. Johnny Davis of Silver Springs, Fla., Mrs. Johnny Jarvis of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. Gladys Fairbanks of Wanchese, Mrs. Herbert Alexandria of Manteo, Mrs. Guy Satterthwaite of Belhaven; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  (Beaufort-Hyde News (Belhaven, NC) - Monday, March 1, 1976)

BELHAVEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Elvira Barnett will be held today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Paul Funeral Home here by the Rev. L.E. Ballard, pastor of the Belhaven Free Will Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.  Pallbearers will be Lloyd Hudness, Bill Hudnell, Jim Satterthwaite, Bruce Satterthwaite, Bill Jarvis and Delma Toler.  Mrs. Barnett died Monday in the Tyrrell County Hospital in Columbia.  Surviving are six daughter, 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  (Beaufort-Hyde News (Belhaven, NC) - Wednesday, March 3, 1976)  [Both obits kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Hazel Leigh Woolard Barnett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Hazel Leigh Woolard Barnett, 87, went home to be with her Lord on March 21, 2005. Mrs. Barnett was born in Washington, NC to the late William and Ethel Jackson Woolard. She was predeceased by her husband Ethridge Lee Barnett and son Kenny Barnett.  Survivors include three sons William Barnett and wife, Patricia, James Barnett and wife, Cecelia and Larry Barnett; two daughters, Verdia L. Cox and husband Don and Janice Miles; one sister, three brothers, nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at Rosewood Memorial Park on Wednesday at 11:00. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6:30pm.  (Twiford's Funeral Home obituary)

James E. Barnett

Mr. James E. Barnett, age 64, of 480 Pike Rd., Pantego died Monday September 15, 2008 at his home in the loving arms of his wife and daughter Angela after a three month battle with cancer.  A memorial service will be held Friday, September 19, 2008 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and will be conducted by Rupert Wallace. Committal services with Military Honors will follow at the Davis Cemetery.  James was born in Elizabeth City Co., VA on April 23, 1944 to the late Etheridge and Hazel Woolard Barnett. He was a graduate of Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, VA and then went on to join the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Barnett served in the Marine Attack Squadron 223 and Marine Air Reserve at NAS, Norfolk, Virginia for 10 years with an honorable discharge. James and Cecelia were married on July 19, 1997 in Edenton, NC where they lived for 18 years. James was later employed at Swann Oil, Inc. as terminal utility and operations manager. After 20 years there with Teamsters Council No. 83 of Virginia he then worked for several developers building custom homes as construction project manager from which he retired in 2006 and went on to live at the old Dunbar Farm with his wife Cecelia where they enjoyed deeply.  Survivors include his wife Cecelia Dunbar Barnett of their home, one son, James Wade Barnett and wife Janie of Chesapeake, VA, two daughters, Yvonne J. Harrelson and husband Larry of McBee, SC, Angela Faith Miles and fiance’ Michael Morrow of Hot Springs, AR, two brothers, William Barnett and wife Pat of Chesapeake, VA, Larry Barnett of Frisco, NC, two sisters, Verdia Cox and husband Don of Chesapeake, VA, Janice Miles of Winchester, VA, six grandchildren, Kristen, Brandon, and Ashley Barnett of Virginia and Janet, Joshua and Justin Harrelson of South Carolina and also many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Barnett.  The family will receive friends and family from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Thursday September 18, 2008 at their home at 480 Pike Rd., Pantego.   The family and special friends will always remember James mostly by his special name “JJ” given many years ago by his children and co-workers. The family would like to give a special thank you to all who gave so much love, support and visits. The blessings and prayers given will not ever be forgotten. A special thanks to all the nurses, doctors and Community Hospice for the personal and wonderful care they gave to us.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven serving the Barnett family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, September 18, 2008)

Jeremiah Barnett

Mr. Jeremiah “Peter” Barnett of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Edward, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in Washington, D.C. A funeral was conducted May 1, 2006.  Mr. Barnett was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 13, 1923. He was the son of the late Richard and Ellen Barnett.  Condolences may be sent to his sister, Grace B. Andrews, 5112 Bonnerton Road, Aurora, NC 27806. Arrangements were by Latney’s Funeral Home, Washington, D.C. Local arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, May 6, 2006)

John H. Barnett

BELHAVEN - John H. Barnett, 74, died Sunday in Pungo District Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Paul Funeral Home Chapel in Belhaven by the Rev. Kenneth Carter and the Rev. Phillip Whitley.  Burial will be in Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, N.C.  Surviving are his wife, Elvira Francis; six daughters, Mrs. Wiley Spencer of South Mills, Mrs. John L. Davis of Fayetteville, Mrs. John M. Jarvis of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. Gladys Fairbanks and Mrs. Herbert Alexander, both of Manteo, and Mrs. Guy Satterthwaite of Belhaven; 18 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Marvin Barnett of Pantego and Vernon Barnett of New Bern.  ((Beaufort-Hyde News (Belhaven, NC) - July 30, 1967)  [Kindly submitted by Pat Richard]

Myron Odell Barr

Mr. Myron Odell Barr, age 83, a resident of 1606 Gray Road, Chocowinity, NC died Sunday June 8, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday June 10, 2008 at Haw Branch Church of Christ officiated by D.J. Maxey. Burial will follow in Haw Branch Church of Christ Cemetery. Rod Gurganus, Don Hill, Jamie Stokes, Gray Clark, Ray Barr and Philip Grissom will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Barr was born in Beaufort County on October 3, 1924 son of the late Sydney Eli Barr and the late Essie Hill Barr. He attended Chocowinity High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Barr married the former Kathleen Hill on April 14, 1944 who survives. He was a self-employed commercial fisherman and farmer. Following his retirement he was known for his vegetables and sweet potatoes that he enjoyed growing. He was a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ.  Surviving along with his wife of the home is a son: Myron Jerome Barr and his wife Carol of Chocowinity; a daughter: Diane Hamrick and her husband Ed of Chocowinity; a brother: Franklin Jones of Chocowinity; a sister: Mary Elizabeth “Sis” Barr of Chocowinity; seven grandchildren: Kim Smith, Wayne Wilkinson, Tony Wilkinson, Dee Dee Anderson, Brad Barr, Crystal Campbell and Angie Barr; thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Mr. Barr was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard Jones and Edward Earl Barr and a sister: Hazel Bright.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday June 9, 2008 at Haw Branch Church of Christ and at other times at the home of Mr. Barr’s granddaughter: Kim Smith located at 119 Diggie Do Drive, off of Langley Road, Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Barr family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, June 9, 2008)

Bernice Brown Barrow

Mrs. Bernice Brown Barrow, 88, of Golden Living Center, Greenville, and formerly of 818 Swamp Road, Pantego, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Golden Living Center.  A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Temple Free Will Baptist Church, with Dr. Matthew Ward, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Barrow was born March 18, 1920, in Beaufort County. Her parents were the late Lena H. and Haywood Brown Sr. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. Mrs. Barrow was a member of Zion Temple Free Will Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother Board and several other auxiliaries. She was married to Andrew Barrow, who preceded her in death.  Survivors include two sons, Prentis Barrow of Pantego and Lyn Barrow of Ohio, and 13 grandchildren.  Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, June 29, 2008)

Laura Mae Gibbs Barrow

Mrs. Laura Mae Gibbs Barrow, 85, of 150 Slade Farm Road, Bath, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Gateway Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath, with Elder Ricky Clemmons Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Barrow was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 14, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Mollie Ward Gibbs. She was married to Connie Barrow, who preceded her in death. She attended the Bath Schools. She had worked as a housekeeper with many families in the Bath area. She was a member of Gateway Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath.  Survivors include one son, Jim Gibbs of New York, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Queen Wheelous of Enfield, and Hattie Dudley of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one daughter in kind, Annie Riddick of Bath; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Gibbs and Bobby Gibbs; one brother and three sisters.  The family will receive friends at the home of Annie Riddick, 668 Bayview Road, Bath.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, July 19, 2007)

Leyland C. Barrow

Leyland C. Barrow, 79, of Waterlily Road, died July 31, 1992, in his home.  Mr. Barrow was born in Belhaven, N.C. He had retired from the sheetmetal shop of Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a supervisor. He was a member and deacon of Coinjock Baptist Church and was a past president of Coinjock Ruritan Club.  Survivors include his wife, Emma Manning Barrow; a daughter, Meda B. Moore of Norfolk; a son, Stephen A. Barrow of Portsmouth; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Coinjock Baptist Church by the Rev. C.H. Wellons. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the church.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) August 1, 1992; pg. D2)

Max Raymond Barrow

Max Raymond Barrow, of the 2300 block of Drum Creek Road, died Dec. 23, 1994, in his residence.  Mr. Barrow was born in Belhaven, N.C. He had retired from the Marine Dept. of the Gulf Oil Co. as an engineer after 35 years. He received the Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal.  Survivors include his wife, Helen W. Barrow; five sisters, Miriam Sumrell and Marilyne Orlando, both of Virginia Beach and Mary G. McLawhon of Summerville, S.C. and Carolyn Miltier and Geraldine Cuthriell, both of Chesapeake; a brother, Carroll G. Barrow of Chesapeake; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel, by the Rev. George F. Mullinax. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. and other times at 2410 Drum Creek Road.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 24, 1994; pg. B4)

Willie Barrow, Sr.

Mr. Willie Barrow, Sr. of 517 Union St., Belhaven, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at home. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven, with the Rev. James Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.  Mr. Barrow was born April 28, 1928, the son of the late Zeb and Magolia O’Neal Barrow. He was married to Lydia Mae Barrow, who survives. He was a member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven.  Survivors include two daughters, Blanchie Barrow and Linda Barrow, both of Belhaven; five sons, James Barrow, Willie Barrow. Jr., Darriel Barrow, Gerald Barrow and Kenneth Barrow, all of Belhaven; six sisters, Ann Grimsley, Dorothy Barrow, Mary Boyce, Evelyn Barrow, Lola R. Mitchell and Essie Barnes of New York; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Barrow; one son, Ronald E. Barrow; four sisters, Helene Ward, Virginia Weston, Lona Fitchell and Nina F. Borden; and two brothers, Haywood Barrow and Zeb Barrow. Jr.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, July 21, 2007)

Jean Moseley Barton

Jean Moseley “Granny” Barton, age 79, a resident of Washington, died Sunday morning, December 30, 2012, at her home on Minute Man Lane in Washington, N.C.  A private graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington by Mr. Ray West, Pastoral Minister and Mr. Steve Hill, Lead Minister, for First Church of Christ.  Ms. Barton was born on March 13, 1933 to the late James Jeffrey and Julia Taylor Moseley in Greenville, N.C. She was a retired Bookkeeper for White Rock Bottling Company of Washington N.C.  Ms. Barton is survived by her children, Ronald S. Taylor, Sr. of Washington, Bobby R. Taylor, Sr. and his wife, Anne of Kinston, Glenda T. Moore and her husband, Joel of Washington, John E. Hribovsek of Kinston, and Melissa D. Hribovsek of Grifton; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and her beloved feline companion, Sassy. She was preceded in death by her son, Dalton J. Taylor, Jr. and grandson, Dalton Taylor.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter and son in law, Glenda and Joel Moore, 106 Crown Drive, Washington, N.C. 27889.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Barton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Stephen Earl Barton

Mr. Stephen Earl Barton, 57, of 27960 N.C. Highway 33 East, Aurora, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at home.  Mr. Barton was born May 18, 1949, the son of Mamie Jefferson Barton of Chesapeake, Va., and the late David Uriah Barton Sr. He was a graduate of Washington High School. He worked as a meat cutter for many years. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, Washington.  Survivors include two daughters, Crystal Barton and Stephanie Barton Koch, both of Washington; one brother, David U. Barton Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; and three grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, December 20, 2006)

Hilda Evans Bass

Mrs. Hilda Evans Bass, age 89, a resident of Washington died Thursday evening December 27, 2012 at Ridgewood Manor of Washington, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington, NC officiated by Dr. Michael Price and Rev. Carol Dean. The family will receive friends following the service at the First Christian Church of Washington, NC.  Mrs. Bass was born on August 14, 1923 to Claude C. Evans and Ruth Meade Evans. She was married to the late Cyril K. Cratch, who preceded her in death on July 15, 1969. She later married William E. Bass, Jr. who died in November of 1986. As a resident of Washington for most of her life, Mrs. Bass had a lengthy career as an accountant for Beaufort County until her retirement. Afterwards, she enjoyed travelling with friends and was heavily involved with Senior Citizens throughout eastern North Carolina, including being a cheerleader for the Senior Olympics. Mrs. Bass was also a dedicated member of the First Christian Church of Washington, where she served in several voluntary capacities.  Mrs. Bass is survived by her sons: Sherald L. Cratch of Greensboro, NC and Kenneth W. Cratch and his wife Beverly of Washington, NC and a grandson; Robert C. Cratch of Greensboro, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bass Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jessie Mae Norman Bass

Mrs. Jessie Mae Norman Bass, age 79, a resident of St. John's Housing, Washington, NC, died on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Alligood Church of God, officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro and Pastor Shad Watters. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Leon Norman, Nolan Norman, Jeff Norman, Dallas Linton, Mardell Jennette and Phil O'Carroll will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Alligood Church Of God, 1891 Mill Hole Rd., Washington, NC and other times at the home of her son Chad Bass.  Jessie Mae was born in Beaufort County on January 19, 1934 daughter of the late William Edward and Bessie Thomas Keech Norman. As a young girl she worked in the family business making fish boxes and worked as a Nurse Aide at Elk's Rest Home until her retirement. She married Rudolph Macon Bass who preceded her in death on September 24, 2004. Jessie was a member of Covenant Community Church and attended Alligood Church of God.  She is survived by her sons, Chad Martin Bass and wife Kristi Walls Bass and William Macon Bass and wife Mary Ann Pilgreen Bass all of Washington, NC; three granddaughters, Jenna Bass Wiggins, Rylie Paige Bass and Jessica Dawn Bass; one grandson, Kenny Dixon; one sister-in-law, Louise Norman and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by six brothers, Sam Norman, Jamie Norman, Vernon Norman, Bill Norman, Joseph Norman and William Norman, Jr. and five sisters, Mildred Edwards, Louise Story, Patsy Story, Maggie Norman and Margaret Norman. (Hillside Funeral Service)

James William Batchelor

Mr. James William Batchelor, 75, of 938 McCotter’s Marina Road, Washington, died Thursday, October 4, 2007 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Onslow Memorial Park in Jacksonville, NC.  Mr. Batchelor’s nephews, Dalton Horne, Malcolm Horne, Michael Howard, Kendall Horne, Ian Pinkham, and Brandon Pinkham will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM this evening at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and other times at his home.  Mr. Batchelor was born in Pender County on February 25, 1932.  He was the son of the late Stacy Vann Batchelor and Ruby Pierce Batchelor.  He graduated from Richlands High School and received his BS and Masters Degrees from East Carolina University.  On December 27, 1974, he married the former Mary Linda Pinkham, who survives.  He had been a resident of Beaufort County for 22 years.  Mr. Batchelor was a member of the Masons (32nd Degree), the Shriners and the Bath Ruritan Club.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Linda Pinkham Batchelor of Washington, NC; one son, James Terrence Batchelor and his wife, Penny of Crystal River, FL; one daughter, Kelly Deanne Batchelor of Salisbury, NC; two sisters, Colleen Batchelor Horne and her husband, Linwood  and Nellie Batchelor Howard, all of Richlands, NC; one brother, Marshall Batchelor and his wife Betty Jean of Jacksonville, NC and two grandchildren, Justin Cole Batchelor and Mandy Griffin Matthews and her husband, Stephen.   He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Taylor Batchelor and his brother, Arnold Vann Batchelor.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, October 6, 2007)

William Caswell Batchelor

William Caswell Batchelor, 82, of Washington, NC, died peacefully May 1, 2009, at home surrounded by his family following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born March 31, 1927 in Rocky Mount, NC, the son of the late Caswell Ivey and Isadora Bellamy Batchelor.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Peggy, son Bill and wife Augusta of Washington, daughter Dean Duke and husband Dennis of Raleigh, grandchildren Matt and Beth Batchelor, Reid and Will Duke and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Kerney Batchelor of Nashville, NC, his sister, Arlene Peele and uncle, Wiley Batchelor of Rocky Mount.  He graduated from Churchland High in Portsmouth, VA in 1944 and served in the United States Navy before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was employed with Charlotte Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 37 years serving as district manager, retiring in 1989. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Washington and active in the Timberlake Sunday School Class.  His employment achievements enabled him to travel the globe. He and Peggy were able to visit six continents, including two trips around the world, during his lifetime. He was a generous, devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Some of his favorite times were family beach trips and coaching Little Tarheel League Baseball.  A graveside service will be held Sunday May 3, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6:30 to 8:00 on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home at 415 Bank Street.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Timberlake Sunday School Class.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Batchelor family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Allen Holland Bateman

Mr. Allen Holland Bateman, age 84, a resident of 4956 Cherry Road, Washington, died Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Sunday, December 13, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Rev. Steven Pipho. Burial with military honors will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Sam Bateman, Parker Bateman, Gene Brickhouse, Johnny Patterson, Kenneth Patterson and Walter Bateman.  Mr. Bateman was born in Washington County on October 15, 1925. He was the son of the late Robert Midgette Bateman and Margaret Dean Simpson Bateman. Mr. Bateman graduated from Bath High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He participated in action against the enemy at Iwo Jima and was awarded two Purple Hearts. After serving his country, Mr. Bateman attended East Carolina Teachers’ College (now ECU) and later returned to Beaufort County to farm the family farm.  On November 18, 1953, Mr. Bateman married the former Julia Rebecca “Becky” Elks, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two sons, Allen Holland Bateman, Jr. and wife, Carlene Bateman of Greenville, James Parker Bateman and wife, Jane Bateman of Washington; a daughter, Bettye Bateman of Washington; a sister, Sybil Pipho of Gaston Lake; six grandchildren, Sarah Bateman Whitfield, Mary Bateman Moon, Samuel Bateman, Rachel Bateman, Meredith Bateman Locklear, Parker Bateman; and seven great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Bateman was preceded in death by four brothers, Judson Bateman, Robert Bateman, Daniel Bateman, Billie Bateman; and three sisters, Nannie Maude Bateman, Emily Brickhouse, and Lillie Patterson.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his son, Jim Bateman, 209 Thomas Place, Smallwood, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Bateman family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 12, 2009)

Doris Respess Bateman

Doris Respess Bateman, age 92, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and formerly of Ayden, NC, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. There will be a graveside celebration of her life at 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 23 at the Bateman Family Plot in Oakdale Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Chad Penhorwood. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 23 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and then will travel in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of her sister, Edna Woolard, 207 W. 12th St., Washington, NC.   Ms. Bateman was born May 28, 1921 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late William and Hattie Winfield Respess. She was married to Robert Midgett Bateman on September 11, 1938, who preceded her in death. Doris was retired from Dupont as a lab technician following 28 years of service. She was a member of the Christian Church of Ayden, loved bridge and yard work. Doris cooked meals for the Ronald McDonald House and volunteered with "Meals on Wheels". Doris loved spending time with her family and wintering in the Florida Keys.   She is survived by her son, William "Bill" Bateman and wife Mary of the Florida Keys; her sister, Edna R. Woolard of Washington; her five grandchildren, Walter, Elizabeth, Susan, Ericka and Scott; and eight great grandchildren.   In addition her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Dan and Bobby Bateman; three sisters; and seven brothers.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Eunice Krause Bateman

Eunice Krause Bateman, 88, a retired dietitian, died Oct. 17, 1990, in a hospital.. Mrs. Bateman, a native of Beaufort County, was the widow of Abram N. Bateman. Survivors include two daughters, Sally B. Alexander of Columbia and Fay B. Voliva of Washington, N.C.; two sisters, Uva Hassellman of Portsmouth and Bernice Michael of High Point; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Walker Funeral Home by the Rev. Webster Simons.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 19, 1990; pg. D2)

W.E. Bateman

Mr. W.E. “Topper” Bateman, 68, a resident of 416 East Street, Belhaven, NC died Monday February 22, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Bateman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Esther Elizabeth White Bates

Esther Elizabeth White Bates, 87, of the 700 block of Stewart St., died March 9, 2004, at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Born in Washington, N.C., Mrs. Bates was the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Penny L. White and the widow of Elden T. Bates. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Cornie and Jack Sutton.  Mrs. Bates is survived by a daughter, Frances B. Rogers and husband Patrick and by numerous cousins.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. The Rev. Greg Hensley will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the home of Wayne and Jane Hughes at 200 Deepwater Drive.  The family would like to thank the staff at Chesapeake Healthcare for their loving care given to Mrs. Bates.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 21, 2004; pg. B6)

John Thomas Bates

John Thomas Bates, 78, Abbeville, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 4. Mr. Bates was a retired truck driver. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1992. Survivors: daughter, Martha Ann Rushing, Kissimmee; son, John T. Jr., Abbeville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – February 7, 1995; pg. C4)

Kathleen F. Bates

Kathleen F. Bates, 81, Balboa Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, Dec. 15, of natural causes. She was a homemaker. Born in Washington, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1949. She was a member of Laurel Hills Baptist Church. Survivors: husband, John T.; son, John T. Jr., Abbeville, Ala.; daughter, Martha Ann Booth, Kissimmee; brother, Bart Sheppard, Washington; five grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – December 16, 1991; pg. B4)

 Charles Willard Batson

Mr. Charles Willard Batson, age 77, of Blounts Creek, NC and formerly of Macon, GA, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at his home.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service.  Mr. Batson was born in Macon, GA on December 6, 1930 to the late John and Mae Brooks Batson. He was married to the former Frances Mildred Doss who preceded him in death on May 9, 2001. He served in the United States Army Air Corp., was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was retired from Southeast Air Gas.  Survivors include one son, John Terrell Batson and wife Cindy of Winterville, daughter-in-law, Nancy Batson of Macon, GA, five grandchildren, Clay Batson and wife Jennifer of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Kevin Batson and wife Quinn of Watkinsville, GA, Wendy Batson of Milledgeville, GA, Brandi Batson of Grayson, GA and John Batson of Winterville, NC.  The family expresses their sincere thanks to special friends, Brad and Mary Midgette of Blounts Creek, NC and caregivers Tamara, Judy and Debra.  Mr. Batson was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Dean Batson, one brother, Lamar Batson and one sister, Laverne Dixon.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Batson family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, July 10, 2008)

James J. Battle, Sr.

PIEDMONT - James J. Battle, Sr. died on Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Riverside Nursing Home.  Born in Aurora, N.C., he was a son of the late Felix and Amanda Potter Battle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Battle was employed for many years as a chef at Greenville General Hospital, Vince Perone Restaurant and the Poinsett Hotel (Jack Tar).  Survivors include three sons, Dr. James J. Battle Jr. (Joyce) of Greensboro, N.C., Michael F. Battle (Jackie) and John B. Battle, both of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Alvina B. Moore of Edward, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  He was a faithful member of Allen Temple AME Church until his illness.  Home Going Services will be conducted at Allen Temple AME Church, 2 p.m. Monday, with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.  The family is at 501 Westwarehouse Court.  Watkins, Garrett and Woods Mortuary.  (The Greenville News (Greenville, SC) – July 24, 2005; pg. B5)

Rickey Lee Batts

Rickey “Rick” Lee Batts, a resident 3529 Jolly Road, Ayden, and formerly of Washington, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington officiated by Frederick Gooding. Mr. Batts was born Dec. 20, 1952, in Newport News, Va., the son of Garry Tucker Batts, Sr. and Jennie Williamson Batts. Rick graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa in 1971. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp, and was in the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 7th Fleet. He attended Atlantic Christian College, now known as Barton College, from 1973 until 1975 where he was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity. Rick later went to East Carolina University and graduated in 1977 with a BS Degree in Science. After his graduation he worked with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department as a Juvenile Officer. He taught at John A. Wilkinson HS in Belhaven from 1978 to 1979. Rick was employed with the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Division and in 1981 became a member of the NC State Bureau of Investigation as an undercover narcotics agent. He was a member of VFW post 6088. Along with his parents he is survived by two sons, Shawn Patrick Batts and Joshua ‘Josh’ Tucker Batts both of Greenville; a brother Garry Tucker Batts, Jr. a sister, Charlotte Degarmo both of Newport News, Virginia and three nieces.  Pamlico Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Batts family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, February 5, 2011)

Edna Ray Baugh

Mrs. Edna Ray Baugh, age 89, a resident of 103 Beaufort Place, died Thursday morning, June 14, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Mrs. Baugh’s nephew, Sid Cundiff. Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Baugh was born in Kentucky on January 31, 1918. She was the daughter of the late George Thomas Ray and Lora Crabtree Ray. On June 27, 1942, she married Marion Harvey Baugh who preceded her in death on January 30, 1993.  Although Mrs. Baugh had lived most of her adult life in Falls Church, Virginia, and Washington, NC, her roots were buried deep in her birthplace of Kentucky. Her family was very dear to her as were her many friends. As long as her health allowed, each year she traveled back to her Kentucky hometown to visit with those loved ones who remained.  Well known for her keen sense of humor, “Edna Earle” brought laughter to those around her. She could laugh at herself and enjoy others’ laughter at her expense. She enjoyed being a homemaker and was known for her cooking skills which were proven time and again in the delicious dishes she prepared.  Mrs. Baugh is survived by her children: Sharon Eaton and her husband, Chuck of Washington and Jim Baugh and his wife, Lauren of Blounts Creek; her grandsons: Donald Ambrose and wife, Susan; Matthew Ambrose and wife, Adriana; Ricky Eaton and wife, Donna; Wade Sisson and Ben Sisson and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Howard Ray.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Sharon Eaton located at 209 Oak Drive, Washington. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Baugh Family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary - Thursday, June 14, 2007)

Nancy Swindell Baum

Nancy Swindell Baum, a resident of Chapel Hill, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at Chapel Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born May 12, 1943, in Washington, to Elizabeth Watson Gibbs and Alton Emmett Baum and lived her early years in Nebraska, Hyde County. She was a four-year student at St. Mary’s Junior College in Raleigh and continued her studies in Chapel Hill at UNC where she was graduated in 1965. While in Chapel Hill, she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.  She is survived by her brother, Walter Baum, and wife Clare of Hyde County and Chapel Hill, two nieces, one nephew, two great-nephews and a great-niece.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fairfield Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Lupton, Priest in Charge, St. George’s Episcopal Church, officiating.  Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh, and Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, are assisting the family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 25, 2012)

Constance Faye Baynor

Ms. Constance Faye “Connie” Baynor, age 66, a resident of 23075 NC Hwy. 32, North, Plymouth, NC died Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday November 21, 2013 at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church officiated by Rupert Wallace and Thelbert Leggett. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Brice Williams, Jr., Trey Baynor, John Baynor, Doug Bissette, Riley Williams and Carr Baynor.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the home of Connie’s mother, Helen Baynor located at 23075 NC Hwy. 32 North, Plymouth, NC.  Connie was born in Beaufort County on February 22, 1947 daughter of the late Earl Jackson Baynor, Sr. and Helen Cox Baynor who survives. She was a 1965 graduate of Pantego High School and continued her education at W.W. Holding Technical Institute where she received her associate’s degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician. Connie served her country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following her military career she continued to work in the medical field as a lab technician. She was a member of Long Acre Chapel Christian Church. During high school Connie was an athlete playing basketball. Following high school she played softball on several travel teams.  Surviving along with Connie’s mother Helen Baynor of the home is a sister: Susan B. Williams and her husband Brice of Long Acre; brothers: Earl J. Baynor, Jr. and his wife Jacque of Long Acre and John Baynor and his wife Tammy of Selma, NC; nephews and nieces, whom she considered as her children: Brice Williams, Jr. and his wife Abby of Greenville and Trey Baynor and his wife Jessica of Long Acre, Kimberly W. Bissette and her husband Doug of Long Acre and Brittney Baynor of Belhaven and two great nephews: Riley and Tanner Williams of Greenville.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Baynor family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ella Mae Boyd Baynor

Mrs. Ella Mae Boyd Baynor, age 91, a resident of Pinetown, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at her home.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be conducted by Kent Gurganus.  Mrs. Baynor was born in Beaufort County on June 26, 1918 to the late Jarvis Hoten Boyd and Lena Latham Boyd. On December 31, 1937 she married James “Tom” Baynor who preceded her in death on August 15, 1989. Mrs. Baynor was a homemaker and a member of Pinetown Church of Christ.  Survivors include her son, Gene Baynor and his wife Kay of Cary; her daughter, Blonnie Caudill and husband Steve of Charlotte; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Baynor was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Baynor family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

Doris Wilma Bayot

Doris Wilma Bayot, 79, of the 1000 block of White Oak Court South, a retired bookkeeper, died Nov. 22, 1994, in Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mrs. Bayot was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was the widow of Vito B. Bayot. She was a member of Colonial Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, and the Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve.  Survivors include a daughter, Ester Dolores Carraher of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Thelma Haislett of Norfolk; two brothers, Wilson Beasley of Norfolk and James Beasley of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Cmdr. Michael P. Agnor, USN, of Virginia Beach, Teresa L. Billman of Texas, Laurie A. Davies and Marcy Carr, both of Chesapeake; and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Colonial Baptist Church by Pastor Daniel K. Davey. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kemspville Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. At other times the family may be reached at 429 Woodbridge Drive, Chesapeake.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 24, 1994; pg. B14)

Edward Baytala

Mr. Edward Baytala, age 88, a resident of 102 Main Street, Chocowinity died Wednesday, November 27, 2013.   A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Friday, November 29, 2013 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.   The family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory one hour prior to the service.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Baytala family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charlie Edward Beacham, Jr.

Charlie "Buddy" Edward Beacham, Jr. age 63 , a resident of East Haven Apartments in Washington, NC died Wednesday January 9, 2013.   A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM Friday, January 11, 2013 at Riverview Baptist Church located at 6228 Clarks Neck Road, Washington, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 6:00PM until the service hour at the church.   Mr. Beacham was born in Beaufort County on December 22, 1949 the son of the late Charlie Edward Beacham, Sr. and Mary Dallas Beacham. The following biography was written by his beloved daughter, Catherine "Cat" Beacham.   Charlie was often a down to earth kind of fellow. Raised along with his three sisters, he grew up to be a tough old bird. He was happy by the simpler things in life. He was interested in old antiques and at one point sold them. Some of his favorite characters he loved were Popeye the Sailor Man, Tazmanian Devil, and the belated Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Charlie loved the San Francisco 49ers, and his vanilla cigars, walking was his therapy; being very outgoing he had his charm with others socially. He had very many friends no matter where he was went he knew people all over. Blue being the colors of his eyes was his favorite color. Memories, pictures and his tobacco pipe were always with him. He was a good man that was very protective of his family and friends, he was always fully respected and kind. Charlie loved the movies called Kingpin and Uncle Buck, humor was always admired by him. The day before he died he had spoken the words of feeling completion, having done what he had wanted in life. Peace will release him, we know in full confidence he is at peace. I love you daddy you are the knight in shining armor for me; Catherine "Cat" you will be missed and in my thoughts forever.  Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Beacham of Jamesville, NC; two sisters Patricia Scherer and husband Carl and Gaynelle Stocks and husband Jerry. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Cutler.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Beacham family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Fletcher R. Beacham

CHOCOWINITY - Fletcher R. Beacham, 55, Nov. 3.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – November 4, 1997; pg. B6)

 Ricky Gene Beacham, Sr.

Mr. Ricky Gene Beacham, Sr., age 48, a resident of 1606 Taylor Road, Chocowinity died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, May 19, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Phillip Jethro.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Ricky Gene Beacham, Jr., Wyatt Allen Beacham, Franco Simpkins, Jeff Simpkins, Jeremy McHargue, John Bell, and Drew Beacham.  Mr. Beacham was born in Beaufort County on June 4, 1963. He was the son of the late Andrew Franklin Beacham, Sr. and Rachel Grace Jenkins Beacham. Mr. Beacham was an Iron worker. He worked around the country for several companies including Watkins construction in Tallahassee, Fla., Roberts Construction in Winterville, N.C., Butner Construction, Edwards Construction and Quality Millwrights. Mr. Beacham loved “Carolina” basketball.  On August 4, 1981, Mr. Beacham married the former Elizabeth Ann Brooks, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Ricky Gene Beacham, Jr. and his companion, Patrice Lee of Greenville, Brooke B. McHargue and husband, Jeremy of Chocowinity, Rachel Leanne Beacham and her fiancé’, Alex Romero of Chocowinity, Wyatt Allen Beacham of Chocowinity; grandchildren, Sierra Nichole McHargue, Jenna Lynn McHargue, Hanna Elizabeth McHargue all of Chocowinity, Alejandra Daniella Romero of Grimesland; brothers, Andrew F. Beacham, Jr. and wife Betty, Johnny Laverne Beacham and wife, Beth, Troy Wayne Beacham, Sr. and wife Dawn all of Chocowinity, Joey Stancil Beacham and wife Mary of Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Angela Faye Fulmer of Montgomery, Alabama, Melva Simpkins and husband, George of Ayden, Rachel “Libby” Woolard and husband, Randy, of Chocowinity, Nancy Beacham Hill and husband, Bert, of Washington, Brandi Beacham Hardison and husband, Michael of Vanceboro; special nephew who helped with his care, Dillon Brooks; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Beacham was preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Leann Beacham.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday, May 18, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Beacham Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James C. Beasley

James C. ''Red'' Beasley, 74, of the 3300 block of MacDonald Road, died Dec. 18, 2000, in Lake Taylor Hospital.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., on Feb. 20, 1924, he was the son of the late Burwell B. Beasley and Willa Bell Simpson Beasley. He was the widower of his loving wife of 47 years, Patty L. Beasley. Mr. Beasley retired after 37 years of service as a sheet metal supervisor at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and then worked 10 more years at C.D.I. Marine. He was a member of Masonic Doric Lodge No. 44 and served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer during World War II. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy (James) C. Beasley and his wife, Donna, Kevin L. Beasley and his wife, Shelly, and Bentley B. Beasley and his wife, Kathy; four grandchildren, Kendall M. Beasley, Nicole L. Beasley, Christine Hill and her husband, Mark, and David Gillespie; two great-grandchildren, Isabel Gillespie and Kaitlyn Hill; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Wilson Lee Beasley; and three sisters, Thelma Haislett, Violet O'Neil, and Doris Bayot.  A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. Robert Hobson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - December 20, 2000)

Marcell Robinson Beason

Mrs. Marcell Robinson Beason of 906 Van Norden St., Washington, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Metropolitan AME Zion Church with the Rev. David L. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Beason was born Aug. 16, 1926, the daughter of the late Robert C. and Ernestine Pinckney Robinson of Charleston, S.C. She graduated from Stephens Lee High School, Asheville, and North Carolina Central University, Durham. She was married to William H. Beason, who survives. She was a retired school teacher with the Washington City Schools. She was a member of Metropolitan AME Zion Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Anita B. Gibbs of Laurel, Md., and Cindy B. Fox of Severn, Md.; two sisters, Gwendolyn Atkinson and Genevieve Brown, both of Charlotte; and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert C. Robinson Jr. and Ernest P. Robinson.  The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 10, 2006)

Edward Norman Beck, Sr.

Edward Norman Beck Sr., of 25 E. River Acres Rd., Washington, passed away on Christmas Day at Beaufort County Medical Center. He was born in 1923, the son of Edward Beck and Anna Fry Beck, and grew up in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, a small town surrounded by farms, orchards, woods, and lakes. He graduated from Park Ridge High School in 1941.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the First Baptist Church and will be conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore.  He joined the US Navy immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served in an air reconnaissance group for four years in the Pacific Islands around Australia. Upon returning home he married his sweetheart, Amy Kelley, started a family, and began a long career in the trucking industry. He managed trucking terminals in many cities including Burlington, New York, St Louis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Kernersville, and retired from Thurston Motor Lines. Throughout his busy career he found time to enjoy his love of fishing and boating, especially at the Outer Banks.  He is survived by Amy, his wife of 64 years, his sister Mrs. Muriel Clark and her family, his daughter Robin McCook (David), his son Edward Jr. (Alina), son Bruce (Walter Maas), four grandchildren Bradford and Quintin Cumston and Kelsey and Andrea Beck (Josh Bradford), one great granddaughter Lucia Bradford, and many nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to thank the staff of Beaufort County Medical Center for their kind and professional support.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Beck family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, December 28, 2010)

Bobby Leroy Beddard, Sr.

Mr. Bobby Leroy Beddard, Sr., age 73, a resident of Jack St., Washington, NC, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A graveside celebration of his life will be held Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM in Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Eddie Bowen. Serving as pallbearers are Billy Midgett, Bryan Venters, Greg Midgett, Jr., Justin Midgett, Kacey Melanson and Derek Toler. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC. The family will travel in procession to the cemetery.  Mr. Beddard was born in Beaufort County on May 14, 1939 son of Leslie and Laura Beacham Beddard. Bobby served his country in the US Navy. He worked with National Spinning, Flanders Filters and as a farmer. He loved his family and being outside fishing and gardening.  He is survived by his sons, Bobby Leroy Beddard, Jr. and wife Mary, and William L. Beddard both of Washington and James McLaurin and wife Linda of Raleigh; his daughter, Karen Beddard Midgette and husband Gregory of Washington; his brother, Garland Beddard of Bailey; his sisters, Dorothy Everett of Belvoir, Betty Lou Lewis of Fayetteville, Essie Black of Greenville and Laura Narron of Washington; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and his closest and dearest friend and caregiver, Harriet "Poochie" Crandall.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Leslie and Henry Beddard and his grandson, Phillip Thomas Beddard.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

 James Henry Beddard

Mr. James Henry Beddard, 64, of 2911 Terrapin Track Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with pastor Danny Barrow officiating.  Mr. Beddard was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 16, 1943. He was the son of the late Leslie Leroy Beddard and Laura Beacham Beddard. On April 3, 1970, he married the former Betty Jane McDonald, who survives. He was a retired gas truck driver with Taylor Oil Company and Alligood-Owens Gas Company (now Tidewater Energy). He was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church, where he served on the church advisory board and in the church choir.  Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane Silverthorne of Washington and Laura Prahl of Gresham, Wis.; four sisters, Laura Narron of Washington, Essie Black of Greenville, Dorothy Everett of Belvoir and Betty Lou Lewis of Greensboro; three brothers, Leslie Beddard Jr. of Williamston, and Garland Beddard and Bobby Beddard, both of Washington; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends after the service at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 641 River Road, Washington.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, September 11, 2008)

Phillip Thomas Beddard

Mr. Phillip Thomas Beddard, age 31, a resident of Horsepen Swamp Rd, Washington, NC, died Friday, November 2, 2012. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 8, 2012 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations officiated by Pastor Lee Jefferys. The family will receive friends, at Hillside, prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 AM.  Phillip is survived by his parents, Bobby Leroy Beddard, Jr. and Mary Cutler Beddard; his sister, Kendall Beddard Anderson; his paternal grandparents, Bobby Leroy Beddard, Sr. and Phyllis Hudson all of Washington; his maternal grandparents, Joe and Ruby Cutler of Chocowinity and several aunts and uncles.  Phillip loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He loved his Lord and was a member of Open Road Community Church in Franklinton.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Lynette Dixon Beeman

Mrs. Lynette Dixon Beeman, 65, of 2895 Gray Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. Jesse Crisp and the Rev. Owen Arthur officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Family Cemetery. Kenny Gaskins, Lloyd Tyson, Herman Tyson, Jasper Roberson, Mike Mayo, and Frank McCann will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at her home.  Mrs. Beeman was born July 9, 1942 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Reba Warren Dixon. She was a graduate of the Class of 1960 from Chocowinity High School. On March 10, 1963, she married Loren Edward Beeman, who survives. She was the retired owner of Hazardous Environmental Supply, Inc. (HES). Mrs. Beeman attended Memorial FWB Church in Chocowinity.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Loren Edward Beeman, II and his wife, Tina, Lisa Beeman Romeo and her husband, Jeff, and Larry Allen Beeman and his wife, Roxanne; and six grandchildren, Austin Beeman, Katie Beeman, Sean Romeo, Luke Romeo, Davis Beeman, and Mary-Morgan Beeman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carol Dixon Tyson.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Beeman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 27, 2007)

Annie M. Bryant Bell

Mrs. Annie M. Bryant Bell, formerly of 126 School St., Pantego, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Queen’s Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in the Terra Ceia community of Pantego with Elder Dwight Spruill officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.  Mrs. Bell was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 26, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Johnson Bryant Sr. and Louise Bunch Bryant. She was a graduate of Beaufort County High School, Pantego. She was employed by National Spinning Co. for 33 years.  Survivors include one daughter, Lynette Bell Harris of Pantego; one sister, Emma Bryant Spruill of Durham; two brothers, Willie Bryant of Lawton, Okla., and Ernest Bryant of Terra Ceia and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 268 Railroad Bed Road, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, February 7, 2008)

Clarissa Bailey Bell

Mrs. Clarissa Bailey Bell of Arbor Acres died Monday, March 13, 2000, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. She was born in Washington, N.C., Feb. 9, 1910. She graduated from Peace College. For 17 years she taught kindergarten at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Charlotte and for two years in the Head Start program in Raleigh before moving to Winston-Salem where she was a housemother at Salem College from 1973 to 1979. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank M. Bell. She is survived by her sons, Frank M. Bell Jr. and wife Ranlet and Richard B. Bell and wife Elizabeth; daughter-in-law Kathryn G. Bell; a brother, David Thomas Bailey and wife Lula Gray; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at the home of Ranlet and Frank Bell, 2920 Club Park Road from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. A private family funeral service will be held.  (Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, NC) – March 15, 2000; pg. 4)

Devon Gray Bell

Mr. Devon Gray Bell, age 75, a resident of 6271 River Road, Washington, died Saturday morning, July 14, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Mike Huppmann officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Bell was born Jan. 6, 1932, in Beaufort County to the late Bessie Arnold Bell and Redden Churchill Bell. He attended Beaufort County schools and was a graduate of Aurora High School. He was employed with Sears Retail as a service regional manager. He attended Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of the Washington Moose Lodge 1800. On May 27, 1978, he married the former Eleanor (Lois) Stanley Bell, who survives.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, JoAnn B. Thrift of Thomasville, N.C., and Sherri B. Brown of Greensboro, N.C.; one son, Devon “Von” Bell of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Cynthia E. Johnson of Winston Salem, N.C.; one stepson, William Charles Elkins of Trinity, N.C. Other survivors include nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jasper Bell of Morehead City and Mayhew Bell of Chocowinity. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by four brothers, Roger R. Bell, Cleo James Bell, Redden C. Bell Jr. and Jesse Dalton Bell; and two sisters, Lillian B. Edwards and Ruth B Southard.  The family will receive friends Sunday. July 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Bell family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, July 15, 2007)

Donnie Herman Bell, Sr.

Mr. Donnie Herman Bell, Sr., 90, of 103 North End Drive, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at his residence.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 16, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Faye Rouse and Rev. Ed Drew officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Members of the Redmen Lodge, Tau Tribe # 18 will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM this evening at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Bell was born May 18, 1916 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Donnie Leon Bell and Jessie Gordon Dixon Bell. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway and as Maintenance Supervisor for the City of Washington, working 23 years in each position. He was married to Elizabeth Hales, who preceded him in death on July 16, 1978.  He later married Verda Moore Woolard, who preceded him in death on October 21, 2002.  He was a member of the Redmen Lodge, Tau Tribe #18.  Mr. Bell loved gardening.  Survivors include his son, Donnie Herman Bell, Jr. of Chocowinity; his step-daughter, Sylvia Wall of Chesterfield, VA; three sisters, Beulah Rhodes of Elizabeth City, Roxie Edwards of Chocowinity and Ann Beacham of Chocowinity; one brother, David Leon Bell of Hatfield, Mass.; two grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Bell and Verda Amanda Bell, both of Chocowinity; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Olivia Grace Jones, Donnie Lance Bell and John Christopher Bell and very special family friend, Shirley Crawford.  Mr. Bell was also preceded in death by four sisters, Magdalene B. Brinn, Ruby B. Edwards, Mary Evelyn Bell and Geraldine B. Williams; two brothers, Roosevelt Bell and Haywood Bell and his daughter-in-law, Olivia Irene Bell.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 15, 2007)

Douglas McArthur Bell

Mr. Douglas McArthur “Mack” Bell, age 69, a resident of 71 Warf Road, Washington, NC died Sunday March 25, 2012 at his home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday March 29, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Bill Mobley.  Mr. Bell was born in Washington on January 25, 1943 son of the late Bertha Athelia Bell. He attended Beaufort County Schools. On April 16, 2002 he married Sylvia Ann Hudson who survives and was formerly married to Cheryl Midyette who also survives. He was a painter with Coastal Industries of Washington.  Surviving along with Mr. Bell’s wife Sylvia of the home is a daughter: Lisa Bell of Washington; two sisters: Teri Wemer of Norfolk, VA and Barbara Ketchum of Mexico two grandchildren: Douglas Odom and Ernest Odom both of Washington and a special friend and boss: Tim Coward. Mr. Bell was predeceased by two sisters: Margie Cox and Marsha Jordan and a brother: Jackie Tetterton.  The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday March 28, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frances Lee Bell

Mrs. Frances Lee Bell, 76, a resident of 49 Beaufort St., Terra Ceia community, Pantego, died Thursday, April 5, 2012. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Queens Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at the chapel. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 13, 2012)

James T. Bell

CHESAPEAKE - James T. Bell, 81, died Oct. 25, 2001. He was born in Washington, N.C. on Feb. 14, 1920 to the late James W. and Dora Pryor Bell.  Mr. Bell was a retired chief petty officer having served in the U.S. Navy in the American, European and the Asiatic/Pacific theaters during World War II where he received four battle stars. He later retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a supervisor in the transportation department with 31 years combined service. Mr. Bell was a member of the Great Bridge Masonic Lodge No. 257, where he served as Master in 1960. He was a charter member of the Portsmouth Chapter of the Scottish Rite and member of the Sunbeam and Paul D. Camp Hunt clubs. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn B. ''Babe'' Whitfield Bell.  Survivors include a brother, Oda C. Bell of Arange, Texas; and nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.  A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Robin E. Wooddell officiating. Friends are welcome to visit the funeral home this afternoon until 9 p.m. Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 26, 2001; pg. B8)

Joshua Bell, Jr.

Mr. Joshua "Josh" Bell, Jr., 80, of 268 Railroad Bed Road, Pantego, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holy Trinity Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington, with Bishop Melvin Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mr. Bell was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 6, 1926. He was the son of the late Jenettie Gardner Bell and Joshua Bell Sr. He attended Beaufort County High School, Pantego. He was a Navy veteran. He was employed with Case Flower Farm. He was married to Annie Bryant Bell. He was a member of Queen Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, and later became a member of Holy Trinity Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington.  Survivors include one daughter, Lynette Harris of Pantego; one sister, Madeline B. Spruill of Washington; two brothers, Joe Bell of Pantego, and Ernest Lewis Bell of Baltimore, Md.; and one grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, 268 Railroad Bed Road, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, February 10, 2007)

 Leroy Franklin Bell

Mr. Leroy Franklin Bell, age 85, a resident of 39112 US 264 East, Belhaven, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Pungo District Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC with Pastor H.P. Norman officiating. Glenn Bell, Jonathan Bell, Blake Daniels, Eric Daniels, Walter O’Neal, and Bob Rusk will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the service hour Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mr. Bell was born in Jones County on September 26, 1924 to Leroy Randolph and Florence Jones Bell who preceded him in death. Leroy helped his father farming before joining the military and serving his country during WWII in the Army Air Force. After serving his country he returned home to continue farming. Later he became an electrician and worked on several large power plant construction projects. On February 27, 1949 he married Ann Latham. Together they owned and operated Pungo Gardens in Ponzer and Bayside Marina at Germantown. He was a past member of the Ponzer Ruritan Club.  In addition to his wife Ann Latham Bell he is survived by two sons, Glenn Bell and wife Susie of Chocowinity and Jonathan Bell and wife Sharon of Bayview; two daughters, Sherry Bell Daniels of Winterville and Sandy O’neal and husband Walter of Belhaven; one sister, Rosa Lee Harrington of Oak City; four grandchildren, Jamie Gautier and husband Will, Jeri Bell, Blake Daniels and Eric Daniels and three great-grandchildren, Avery Gautier, Carson Bell and Kathryn Gautier.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert A. Bell and two sisters, Louise Perry and Doris Jenkins.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Olivia Irene Davis Bell

CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Olivia Irene Davis Bell, 46, of 119 North End Avenue, Chocowinity, died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Revs. Faye Rouse, Ed Drew and Dan Earnhart officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The Men of Chocowinity United Methodist Church will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April, 11, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mrs. Bell was born November 6, 1959 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late John Edward Davis and Mary Meta Stallings Davis. On June 6, 1982, she married Donnie Herman Bell, Jr., who survives. She attended Terra Ceia Christian School and Beaufort County Community College. She was employed as a customer service representative with Sprint of New Bern for a number of years. Mrs. Bell was a very active member and served on various committees of Chocowinity United Methodist Church, including the Missions Committee, Education Committee, Adult Choir and served as lay speaker in various churches in this area.  Survivors include her husband, Donnie Herman Bell, Jr.; twin daughters, Mary Elizabeth Bell of Chocowinity and Verda Amanda Bell of New Bern; and two grandchildren, Alexis Olivia Grace Jones and Donnie Johan Lancelot Gonzalez Bell.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, April 11, 2006)

Mary Lewis Bell

Mary L. Bell, age 61, a resident of 7065 Hwy 99 N, Pantego, NC died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Mike Brown.  Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Mrs. Bell was born on August 31, 1949 in Beaufort County, NC, daughter of the late Ernest Nathaniel Lewis and Eva Jones Lewis.  She worked at Gurley's Florist as a Floral Designer for 15 years.  She was a member of Moose Lodge #1800 and Eastern Star.  Mrs. Bell was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.  She was loved by many people and loved everyone.  She is survived by two sons, Billy Bell and wife, Michelle of Washington, and Ralph Jarvis and wife, Christy of Southern Shores; one daughter, Melissa Bell Keech and husband, Anthony of Washington; a stepson, Jody Bell and wife, Melody of Texarkana, TX; 10 grandchildren, Avery Respass, Zebulon Harrison Jarvis, Garrett Keech, Braxton Bell, Sydney Keech, Brady Daniels, Jordan Bell, Andrew Keech, Megan Bell and Hunter Bell; her companion, Timmy Fisher; a special friend, Joseph Bell; one brother, Hilton Lewis of Washington; and 3 sisters, Marie Manning of Greenville, Helen Campbell of Washington and Florence Haddock of Sanford, FL.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Pearle Mason Bell

Mrs. Pearle Mason Bell, 86, of 428 Craven Street, Bath, NC, died Friday, September, 8, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 11, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Norman Miller and Craig Hagen officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jay Mason, Gary Mason, Billy Mason, Kenny Jefferson, Keith Mason and Shelton Strickland will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, September 10, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, and other times at the home.  Mrs. Bell was born October 31, 1919 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late William Osbourne Mason and Eva Foreman Mason and was married to Charlie T. Bell, who preceded her in death on February 2, 1980. Mrs. Bell lived all of her life in Beaufort County. She graduated from Bath High School, was a homemaker and a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter, Judith Bell of Raleigh and Bath; one stepdaughter, Kay B. Newbern of Cary; daughter-in-law, Barbara Bell of Holly Springs; two granddaughters, Meredith Fisher and her husband, Mike of Winston Salem and Stephanie Fitzgerald of Apex; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her stepson, Charles Wayne Bell; one sister, Minnie Gilboe; eight brothers, Rom Mason, Ben Mason, Jack Mason, Charlie Mason, Tim Mason, Archie Mason, Earl Mason and Shirley Mason; and two half brothers, Foye Mason and Nick Mason.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Bell family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, September 10, 2006)

Roger Roosevelt Bell

Roger Roosevelt Bell, age 90, of Havelock, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2007.  A resident of Havelock for over 56 years, he enjoyed life blessed with good health and many friends who will always remember his quiet sense of humor and keen desire to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Craven County.  Mr. Bell, the second of nine children, was born March 09, 1917 at home in rural Chocowinity at Blounts Creek of Beaufort County, to Redden Churchill and Martha (Bessie) Elizabeth Arnold Bell.  His father passed away in late 1961 and his mother, in early 1978.  His late paternal and maternal grandparents were Joseph and Nancy McGowan Bell of Blounts Creek and James Henry and Betty Smith Arnold of Grimesland.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Allen Bell; one infant daughter; a grandson, James Arland Bell; three brothers, infant Cleo Bell, Redden Churchill Bell Jr., and Jesse Dalton Bell; and two sisters and their spouses, Lillian and Carl Edwards of Washington, N.C., and Ruth and Bill Southard of Monroe.  Mr. Bell was a longtime member and deacon of Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock.  He enjoyed assisting with numerous building and maintenance projects and the fellowship of the Men’s Sunday School Class.  He attended Beaufort County Schools.  At the age of 9, he assisted his father in manually clearing land to raise tobacco, in the milling of lumber, and the subsequent building of the permanent family home in Blounts Creek.  For over 35 years, this home was the gathering place for the annual Bell family homecoming held the weekend after Christmas.  Mr. Bell served honorably in the U.S. Army from March 1936 to May 1938 as a military policeman in Company C, 14th Infantry, while stationed in Panama, Central America.  A second enlistment in the Army followed from September 1940 to 1941 as sergeant of Battery C, 113th Field Artillery.  Upon the United States’ declaration of war on Japan in December 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the USN Armed Guard, which provided the gun crews for all Merchant Marine, Liberty and Victory Ships transporting war material to the European and Pacific war theatres during World War II.  From December 1941 to September 1945, he served on a sea-going tug, oil/gas tanker, and munitions ships transiting the Gulf of Mexico, the East Coast and the North Atlantic to England and France. He also served as a gun captain and petty officer responsible for the ships’ gun crews and the training, maintenance and operation of all guns. While at Camp Shelton, Va., he taught gunnery school on the ship’s main gun.  For his military service, he was awarded the Navy Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and American Campaign Medal.  From the early 1950s to the mid-1980s, he owned the well-known Cherry Barber Shop, located at the Commercial Shopping Center in Havelock in addition to several other barbershops in Little Washington and Havelock.  Enjoying building construction, he personally constructed his own residences and several light commercial buildings.  As a citizen of Craven County, he served on the Craven County Board of Education from 1955 to 1984 and as chairman from November 1974 to January 1980.  He assisted in guiding the merger of the Craven County and the City of New Bern Boards of Education in 1981. Mr. Bell was honored for his dedication to the citizens of Craven County by the New Bern-Craven County Board of Education in the naming of a new elementary school for him, the Roger R. Bell Elementary School, in Havelock in January 1986.  In 1982 to 2003, he served on the Board of Trustees of Craven Community College. And, he contributed substantial time and influence in assisting local officials in obtaining from the Department of Defense real estate for the establishment of the Craven Community College’s Havelock campus. The college’s Learning Lab/Career Center was named in his honor.  Mr. Bell served on the Craven County Board of Commissioners from 1984 to 1994 and as board chairman from 1985-86, always providing steady guidance during challenging times.  He was an active participant while serving on committees such as the Ad Hoc Personnel, Neuse Rive COG, Civilian Military Community, Kellenberger Foundation, Health Board, Swiss Bear and Tourism Development. During his tenure, the Craven County Courthouse Annex, Human Services Complex and County Administration Building were completed. Mr. Bell was active for many years in the Craven County Democratic Party.  Mr. Bell is survived by his second wife, Nelma “Joyce” Daniels Bell of Havelock.  Also surviving are five children from his first marriage and their families: son Arland L. Bell, his spouse Jane, grandson Willie A. Bell, of Havelock, granddaughter Melissa B. Murphy, her spouse Jeffrey, and great-grandchildren Katie and Ethan of Swansboro; son Gene A. Bell, his spouse Suzanne, granddaughter Gena Bell of Clemson, S.C., granddaughter Leslie B. Horne, her spouse Stuart and great-grandson James of Burlington, granddaughter Fanella B. Tague, her spouse Matt and great-granddaughter Gabriella of Raleigh; daughter Talitha B. Boyd, her spouse Thomas, granddaughter Grace B. Martin, her spouse Andrew, grandson Trey Boyd, his spouse Kelly and great-granddaughters Leah and Gracin Boyd, all of Summerville, S.C.; son Roger R. Bell, II, his spouse Jane of Pulaski, Va., and grandson Roger B. Bell of Christiansburg, Va.; and son Robert Wistar Bell, granddaughter Stacie Bell, former daughter-in-law, Jayne Bell of Havelock.  Additionally, surviving siblings, nieces and nephews of Mr. Bell are: brother Jasper Bell, his spouse Ruby of Morehead City, his two daughters from his deceased first spouse Doris, Donna B. Lewis and spouse Wiley and their children D. Slade Lewis and Lisa R. Lewis of Wilmington, and Vollie Sanders and spouse Darrell and their children Sherrie Henlein, Dedee Berry, and Kiesa Sanders of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother Mayhue Bell and his spouse, Eleanor of Grimesland, his daughter and two sons from his deceased first spouse, Janet, Teresa Bell of Zebulon, Jon Bell of Cary, Brad Bell and spouse Karrie of Carmel, Ind., and their two children; brother Devon Bell of Chocowinity, his spouse Lois, and former spouse Sybil Peele Griffith of Jamestown, and their son and two daughters, Devon Bell Jr., his children, Devon G. Bell, III and Angela L. Bell of Lake Worth, Fla., JoAnn B. Hill of High Point and her daughter, Sami Leigh Cosner, Sherri B. Brown and spouse Steffen of Greensboro and their children Jason P. Brown and Benjamin B. Brown; his deceased brother Redden C. Bell Jr.’s spouse Myrnith Merrick (Bell) Kotsch, formerly of Morton Grove, Ill., now of Mountain Home, Ark., their two daughters, Carol Sue Bell and Diane Jean Bell of Connecticut; and deceased sister Ruth B. Southard’s children Vicki S. Haskell and spouse Mike of Reno, Nev., and their children Krish M. Ellison, Marci E. Pickett, and Clint M. Haskell; and Vance “Van” C. Southard and spouse Linda of Matthews, and their children Katherine E. Southard and Sarah A. Southard. Additional survivors include the children of Mr. Bell’s deceased sister, Lillian B. Edwards: Melvin Edwards and his spouse Jannette of Phoenix, Ariz. and their children DeAnna Edwards, Paul Edwards, Douglas Lodmell and Benjamin Lodmell; Thomas Edwards and his spouse Margaret of Grandy, and their children Chris and Jenny; LaRee E. Jones and spouse Gary of Barnardsville, and their children Ida Gayle Horne Fisher and Traci Lynn Fisher Jones; Sylvia E. Mish and spouse Devon of Washington, N.C., their children Brandon and Tonya; Lynette E. Hales and spouse Billy of Goldsboro, and their children Cindy, Scott, and Gary Hales; and Carla E. Weatherly and spouse Doug of Morehead City, and their children Christal and Chad.  Roger R. Bell is also survived by two maternal aunts, Essie Ree Arnold Buck of Greenville, and Ruby Arnold Boyd of Rose Hill, and numerous cousins.  Funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Cherry Point Baptist Church, 210 Church Road, in Havelock.  Interment will immediately follow in Forest Oaks Memorial Garden, 908 Lake Road in Havelock.  (Havelock News (Havelock, NC) - Sunday, April 22, 2007)

William Edward Bell, Jr.

Mr. William “Willie” Edward Bell Jr., age 46, a resident of 404 E. 11th St., Washington, NC died on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. A memorial service will be held at Hillside Funeral Service on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 7:00 P.M., officiated by Pastor Danny Barrow. The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service from 5:00 P.M. until service hour.  Willie was born on October 6, 1963 in Newport News, VA. He was the son of the late William Edward Bell Sr. and Janice Fox Bell, who survives. He graduated from Washington High School. He was an automotive machinist and had worked with Piston Ring and Machine Company, A&B Mechanical Service, Ray’s Cylinder Heads and Quality Tire. Drag racing and building engines was his greatest love. Willie was well known at East Carolina Motor Speedway where he was named Engine Builder of the year.  Along with his mother, Janice, he is survived by one daughter, Brittany Hope Bell of Washington; two sisters, Crystal Bell Boyd and husband Kevin of Pinetown and Cynthia Lynn Bell of New Bern; two nieces, Ashley Gray and Allison Wainwright; and one nephew, L.P. Gray.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edmund J. Bellamy

Edmund J. Bellamy, 81, of 7601 Ulmerton Road, Largo, died Thursday (July 30, 1987) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Aurora, N.C., and came here in 1966 from Hudson, Ohio. He was a retired quality control supervisor with the Chrysler Corp., Twinsburg, Ohio. He was a member of Stow Lodge 768 F&AM, Stow, Ohio, Egypt Temple Shrine, Tampa, Largo Shrine Club, and the Consistory, Detroit. Survivors include his wife, Winifred M.; a brother, Edey, Delray Beach, and two sisters, Marie Knuckly, Columbia, S.C., and Nell Moses, Louisville, Ky. Moss-Feaster Guardian Funeral Home, Largo Chapel.  (St. Petersburg, Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – July 31, 1987)

Winifred M. Bellamy

Winifred M. Bellamy, 85, of Largo, died Tuesday (Aug. 25, 1998) at home. She was born in Pinetown, N.C., and came here in 1966 from Hudson, Ohio. She retired as a press operator for Chrysler Corp. She was Protestant and a member of Canthus Chapter 491 OES, Detroit. Survivors include a brother, James C. Waters, Largo; and a sister, Louise Wilson, Norfolk, Va. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – August 26, 1998)

Ethel Belogenis

Miss Ethel Belogenis, age 85, a resident of the Cypress Landing Community of Chocowinity, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Britthaven Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 6:00 PM Friday, February 20, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by The Reverend Kevin Johnson. Burial will take place at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington.  Miss Belogenis was born in Dover, New Hampshire on June 5, 1923 daughter of the late Louis Belogenis and the late Maria G. Belogenis. She was a seamstress in the clothing industry in New York City before moving to Cypress Landing in 2004.  Survivors include two sisters: Pauline Miller of Chocowinity and Helen Nicoletti of Connecticut and a brother: John Belogenis of Queens, NY. Miss Belogenis was preceded in death by a sister: Stella Henry and two brothers: Charles Belogenis and George Belogenis.  The family will receive friends Friday, February 20, 2009 following the funeral service until 8:30 PM.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, February 19, 2009)

Claudia Rebecca Moore Bennett

Claudia Rebecca Moore Bennett, 85, of Camden passed on Thursday November 23, 21000. Claudia (affectionately know as "Mom", "Granny", "Gram'me", "Sissy Claudia", "Bennett") was born in Bath, North Carolina in 1915 to the late Brady and Mattie Winston Moore. She was the second of six children and was raised in Little Washington, North Carolina. Claudia moved to New Jersey in the 1930's to make a better life for her family. She worked as a seamstress, domestic and later went to school to become a home health aide. During this time Claudia nurtured, comforted and impacted in some special way, the lives of those whose paths she crossed. Surviving is her daughter Saundra Williams, her sister Ida Tatem and a myriad of family and friends. The viewing will be held Wednesday 9-11am at the Evangelism Today Christian Church in Camden. Services will follow at 11AM. Interment will be at Morgan Cemetery in Cinnaminson, NJ. Arrangements by Tunsil Funeral Home, Camden & Palmyra, NJ.  (Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ) – November 27, 2000)

Daisy Ange Bennett

Mrs. Daisy Ange Bennett, age 97, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Sunday February 17, 2013 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity officiated by the Reverend Sonny Browne. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Zeno Mack Wright II, Wayne Black, Richard Hodges, Austin Peterik, Cedric Black and Jesse Black.  Mrs. Bennett was born in Beaufort County on July 23, 1915 daughter of the late John Frank Ange and the late Maggie Bright Ange. She married Hubert B. Bennett on November 23, 1938 who preceded her in death on December 30, 1989. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Chocowinity where she had served as church organist and was a member of the ladies auxiliary. Her family and church family was the center of Mrs. Bennett's life.  Survivors include a son: Zeno Wright and his wife Carolyn of Pantego; three grandchildren: Reatta Wright Black and her husband Wayne of Pantego, Tonya Wright Peterik of Pantego and Zeno Wright II and his wife Kellyn of Bath and five great grandchildren: Austin Mathew Peterik, Cedric Allen Black, Jesse Wayne Black, Ella Grace Peterik and Chloe Caroline Black. Mrs. Bennett was predeceased by four brothers: John J. Ange, Leslie Ange, Tom Ange and Frank Ange and seven sisters: Lena Ange Angel, Alice Ange Wright, Annie Belle Ange Furman, Pearl Ange Parkerson, Dissie Ange Potter Martha Ange Bates and Lillie Ange Bright.  The family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday February 19, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. The family will also receive friends following the service at the church Parrish Hall prior to the committal and other times at the home of her son located at 7100 Hwy 99 N., Pantego, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bennett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edward Garrett Bennett

Edward Garrett Bennett, 82, born July 2, 1930, a resident of Washington Park, NC and formerly of Bristol, CT died peacefully on July 1, 2013.  Edward is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Marlene S. Bennett, four daughters, Marlene Linda McLamb, husband Billie, Barbara Ann Wells, husband James, Raine Bennett Ul Qamar Zia, husband Syed, Rhonda Jean Peterson, husband Richard, grandchildren and a great grandchild.  Ed, “Pa, Pops, Daddy” will be remembered for his love of his family, infectious laugh, smile and his stories of his life. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He lived and left this world on his own terms. Private services will be arranged by the family.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bennett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Guy Smith Bennett, Jr.

Guy Smith Bennett, Jr., age 75, of 300 Magnolia Drive, Camden, NC, died Friday, August 15, 2003, at his residence. He was born in Beaufort County, NC, son of the late Guy Smith and Roberta Malason Bennett, Sr. Mr. Bennett was a civil service worker and served in the US Army.  He is survived by three sisters, Veva Flemings of Knightdale, NC, Mildred Tetterton of Washington, NC, and Lola B. Wright of Belhaven, NC.  A graveside service will be Monday, August 18, 2003, at 2:00 PM in the Wright Family Cemetery with Military Honors by the William Clarence Jackson Post # 6060. The family will assemble at the funeral home at 1:00 PM. At other times the family will be at the residence. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - August 16, 2003; pg. B7)

Katherine McCluer Bennett

Ms. Katherine M. Bennett, age 77, a resident of Cedar Lane, Greenville, NC died Monday, May 23, 2011 at the home of her son in Raleigh, NC. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the McCluer family plot in Oakdale Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Darryl Evans. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM prior to the service at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations. Following the visitation, the family will go in procession to the cemetery from the funeral home. The graveside service and visitation is open for anyone who wishes to attend.  Ms. Bennett was born on August 9, 1933 in Washington, NC, the daughter of the late James Henry and Golda Ricks McCluer. She was a 1951 graduate of Washington High School. In 1995, Ms. Bennett retired from the NC Department of Transportation as an administrative assistant. Prior to working for NC Department of Transportation, she also worked for Carolina Telephone and Telegraph.  Survivors include two sons, Wilbur Irving Bennett III of Raleigh, NC and John McCluer Bennett and wife, Karen of Charlotte, NC; granddaughter, Abigail Katherine Bennett and grandson, Austin James Bennett, both of Charlotte, NC.  Ms. Bennett will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, who had boundless love and enthusiasm for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Bennett family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Myrtle Alligood Bennett

Mrs. Myrtle Alligood Bennett, age 89, a resident of 407 East Third Street Washington, NC died Wednesday April 23, 2008 at Britthaven Nursing Center of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held 2:00 PM Friday April 25, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore.  Mrs. Bennett was born in Beaufort County on September 13, 1918 daughter of the late Mary Frances Alligood. She married Guy Smith Bennett on March 22, 1938 who preceded her in death on January 3, 1967. Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker, a member of the Washington Ruritan Club, a member of First Baptist Church of Washington where she was a member of its Ladies Circle and the Young At Heart Sunday School Class.  Survivors include a son: Douglas M. Bennett of Chocowinity; four daughters: Frances “Joan” Lamb of Belhaven, Lori Evans of TX, Dinah Dale Voliva of Washington and Dorothy Lawhon of Timmonsville, SC; two half brothers: David R. Waters of Belvidere, NC and James Thomas Waters of Mt. Airy, NC; a half sister: Eleanor Linton of Chesapeake, VA; eighteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.  Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by a daughter: Ruth Waynick; two grandchildren: Jeff Shepard and Steele Bennett; her stepfather: Frank Waters, Sr. and a half brother: Frank Waters, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Friday at Paul Funeral Home and at other times at Mrs. Bennett’s apartment located at 407 East Third Street, Apartment 411, Washington, NC or at the home of her son Douglas Bennett located at 2030 West Barr Road, Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bennett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert Marvin Bennett

Mr. Robert Marvin Bennett, age 68, a resident of 110 Dogwood Drive, Pamlico Village, Washington, NC died Monday morning June 11, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. His three sons and other family members will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Bennett was born in Beaufort County on March 27, 1939. He was the son of the late Ernest and Sally Bennett and Ruby Bennett Thomas. He was a graduate of Aurora High School and retired from PCS with 33 years of service. At his retirement he was the shift supervisor in the fertilizer department. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Core Point Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Washington Moose Lodge. He served his country as a member of the 7th Cavalry in the U.S. Army and in the Army Reserve. He was an avid gardener, loved the outdoors and was a devoted and loving father.  He is survived by his three sons: Robert Shawn Bennett and his wife, Ileana of Greenville, Jarred Beau Bennett and Blakely Rain Bennett both of Chapel Hill; two brothers: Michael Thomas of Arkansas and Richard Terry Chance of Richmond, Va.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bennett Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 12, 2007)

Ruby May Bennett

Mrs. Ruby M. Bennett, age 88, of 110 Beech Lane (Rosedale), Washington, died Saturday, September 30, 2006 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, October 2, 2006 in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Bro. Mike Chandler officiating.  Her nephew David Bennett and long time friends, Gene Paul Edwards, Ken Harris, Bruce Till, Shady Brantley and Don Barham will serve as pallbearers.   The family will join friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Sunday, October 1, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mrs. Bennett was born April 14, 1918 in Union, SC. She was the daughter of the late Annie Sullivan May and Charles May.  On January 19, 1935 she married Elmer Curtis Bennett, who preceded her in death.  She was a retired seamstress with Suskin & Berry, Hilton’s Men’s Shop, and Buckmans of Washington.  She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church on Bonner Street and a member of the Women of the Moose in North and South Carolina since age 21.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Goldville Chapter in Joanna, SC.  Ruby was a loving mother, grandmother and MeMa.  Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Punkin Bennett of Washington, NC; one granddaughter, Debra Bennett Clark of Washington; one grandson, James Robert “J.R.” Bennett and his wife, Elaine Bennett of Washington, NC and three great-grandchildren, Adrianne Makenzi “Keni” Clark, Danyel Renee Bennett and Daniel Robert Bennett of Washington, NC.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving son, Robert “Bob” L. Bennett; two brothers, James W. May and Charles S. May; and two sisters, Helen May Shealy and Pansy May Fuggle.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, October 1, 2006)

Ruby Ada Bennett

NORFOLK - Mrs. Ruby Ada Bennett, 63, of 9637 Fifth Bay Street, a native of North Carolina and the widow of Arthur K. Bennett, died Thursday in her home.  She lived in Tidewater 29 years.  Survivors include a son, Ottis L. Smith of Newport News; a half sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Pugh Glisson; a brother, William Pugh of Belhaven, N.C.; four half brothers, Woodrow Pugh, Bruce Pugh, Jackie Pugh, and Willie Pugh; and three grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, with Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, in charge.  [unknown newspaper but handwritten date was April 5, 1979]  Kindly submitted by Ruth Pugh Parks

Thelma Rowe Bennett

Thelma Rowe Bennett, age 85, a resident of Blounts Creek, NC died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church, Blounts Creek and officiated by her pastor, Rev. Chuck Owens. Burial will be private at the Esau Rowe Cemetery.  She was born in Beaufort County on January 15, 1928 to Esau Rowe and Annie Elizabeth Norman Rowe and grew up on the family farm. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and married Willie Woodrow Bennett on November 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1997.  Mrs. Bennett lived her entire life at Blounts Creek surrounded by a large family and wonderful friends. In that community setting, she farmed, raised her family and worked as the assistant postmaster at the Blounts Creek Post Office until her retirement.  Survivors include three daughters: Ann Bennett Maxwell and husband "Hap" of Greenville, NC, Joy Bennett Mosley and husband Gregg of Minneapolis, MN and Joan Bennett Bright and husband Johnnie of Raleigh, NC; a son: William Lee Bennett and wife, Rebecca of Marietta, SC; a sister: Frances Rowe Mason of Raleigh; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Mrs. Bennett was predeceased by a brother: Alton Esau Rowe and three sisters: Ola Mae Rowe Brantley, Celia Rowe Shoosmith and Essie Rowe Spruill.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bennett family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Virginia Hollowell Bennett

GREENVILLE - Mrs. Virginia Hollowell Bennett, 89, of 917 Falcon Circle, Greenville, NC died Thursday, December 21, 2006, at home, after several years of declining health.  Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in First Christian Church by Rev. Jim Wilson, pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Tarboro, NC. Interment will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. Bennett was born December 21, 1917 to Grover C. and Palistean Hollowell in Aurora, N.C. After graduation from high school, she attended cosmetology school and worked in Suffolk, VA before returning to Beaufort County, N.C. where she married Elbert H. Bennett on October 30, 1941. Their life together was cut short when her husband passed away June 18, 1967. Shortly after her husband’s death, Mrs. Bennett began working at J.C. Penney Company as a clerk, retiring in 1987. After her retirement, she enjoyed sewing, gardening, and knitting. Even after her eyesight failed she continued to knit gifts for children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She donated some of her creations to the less fortunate new mothers at Heritage Hospital in Tarboro, N.C. Mrs. Bennett will be remembered as a devoted mother, supportive mother-in-law, proud grandmother, adoring great-grandmother and loving sister. Her family was second only to her Lord and Savior. She was a member of First Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Robin Adams, whom Mrs. Bennett loved very much, for her devotion and care of their loved one. A special thanks goes to Jean Askew, Hospice nurse, who lovingly and cheerfully cared for Mrs. Bennett the last few days of her life.  Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Grover C. Hollowell, Jr. and William A. Hollowell; and sisters, Mildred H. Stilley and Alice Mae Hollowell.  She is survived by two sons, Sheron H. Bennett and wife, Muriel, of Greenville, N.C., Elbert H. “Bert” Bennett, Jr. and wife, Renee, of Tarboro, N.C.; daughter, Judy B. West and husband, Billy, of the home; grandchildren, Gina W. Tripp and husband, Tony, of Ayden, N.C., Tim West and wife, Robin, Jeff Bennett and wife, Laura, both of Greenville, N.C., Melanie B. Ferguson and husband, Darin, of Mocksville, N.C., Tiffany Huddleston and husband, Mike, of Battleboro, N.C., Brooks Wadsworth and wife, Whitney, of Tarboro, N.C., and Tim Summerlin and wife, Theresa, of Ayden, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Matthew Tripp, Jessica Tripp, India West, Savannah Ferguson, Sierra Ferguson, Ashlyn Bennett, Kaleigh Bennett, Gus Huddleston, Maggie Huddleston, Jozy Wadsworth, George Wadsworth, Pizgah Mary Cameron Wadsworth, Rhiannon Summerlin, and Rachel Summerlin; sister, Sallie H. Brantley and husband, Keith, of Aurora, N.C.; brothers, Nathan Hollowell and wife, Phyllis, of Eure, N.C., Benjamin Hollowell and wife, Marjorie, of Blounts Creek, N.C., Joe Hollowell and wife, Lou, of Aurora, N.C., and Charles Hollowell and friend, Margaret, of Aurora, N.C.; a special friend, Cora Moye; and many special nephews and nieces whom she loved very much.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 on Saturday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, December 25, 2006)

John Lawry Bennetts

Mr. John Lawry Bennetts, age 89, a resident of Washington, NC died on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Danny Allen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Bennetts was born in St. Just, Cornwall, England on May 19, 1921 son of the late Rev. Francis Thomas Bennetts and his wife Ethel Lawry Bennetts. Mr. Bennetts earned his chemical engineering degree from Clarkson College of Technology in 1943. Lawry began his career as a chemical engineer in West Virginia, where he met and, in 1947, married Marzenia Akers Bennetts, who preceded him in death in 1999. They lived for many years in Stamford, CT, and then Haverford, PA. After his retirement in 1984, Mr. Bennetts and his wife sailed together all along the East coast from Mystic, CT to the Bahamas until they both decided to stop and make their home here in Beaufort County.  Mr. Bennetts was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Washington, NC; the United States Power Squadrons - Pamlico Squadron; the Waterway Radio & Cruising Club; and the BARC Amateur Radio Club.  Survivors include two sons: Roger Bennetts, his wife Debra and their daughter Emily of Norwalk, CT; and Raymond Bennetts of California.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bennetts family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edythe Jackson Harris Benson

Mrs. Edythe Jackson Harris Benson, 97, a resident of Pantego, NC died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 3:00p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Plymouth, NC officiated by Jon Langley and Ethan Coltrain. George Phelps, Jerod Benson, Caleb Coltrain, Ronnie Coltrain, Jody Howery and Neal Ahearn will serve as pallbearers. Jackie Phelps, Chuck Williams, Mike Ahearn and Greg Coltrain will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Benson was born in Washington County on October 24, 1915 to the late Raleigh Jackson and Annie Sarah Jackson. Mrs. Benson was married to Harold L. Harris, who preceded her in death in 1960. She later married John J. Benson Jr., who preceded her in death in 1988. Mrs. Benson was a retired store clerk and manager with Belk’s of Washington and Plymouth, NC. She was a member of Wilkinson Church of Christ where she had served as choir director, Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary.  Mrs. Benson is survived by a step-son: Mickey Benson and wife Connie of Pantego, NC, a sister: Carita Jackson Phelps of Plymouth, NC, son-in-law: Fred Toler, Jr. of Washington, NC, grandchildren: Teresa Toler Fletcher and husband Stephen of Pantego, NC, Derek Toler of Rocky Mount, NC, Fred A. Toler III, great grandchildren: Stephen Fletcher, IV, Caroline Elizabeth Fletcher and Alexis Toler step-grandchildren: Bev Coltrain, Amanda Sawyer, Karen Carson, Jerod Benson, Ken Benson and Jay Benson, and ten step- great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Benson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John Jay Benson, Jr.

Mr. John Jay Benson, Jr., age 56, a resident of 7339 Mackey’s Road, Roper, died Monday morning August 14, 2006 at Washington County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday August 16, 2006 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven officiated by Reggie Braziel and Jon Langley. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  David Clark, Oran Benson, Robert Stotesbury, Mart Benson, Benny Rose and Tink Armstrong will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Benson was born in Beaufort County on November 29, 1949, son of the late John Jay Benson, Sr. and Retha Mae Waters Benson. He attended Beaufort Community College and was a millwright mechanic and worked on heavy equipment. On December 7, 2001, he married the former Cheryl Jean Ange. He was a member of Wilkinson Church of Christ and a former member of Pungo Swamp Hunting Club. He loved fishing and was an avid sportsman.  In addition to his wife, Cheryl of the home, he is survived by his son: Jerod Jay Benson and his wife, Cathy of Pinetown; two daughters: Amanda Benson Van Gyzen and her husband, Bryan of Pantego and Karen Benson Carson and her husband, Chad of Washington; his brother: Mickey Benson and his wife, Connie of Pantego; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren and his step-mother: Edythe Benson of Pantego. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother: Gary Jay Benson.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday August 15, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of his daughter, Amanda Benson Van Gyzen located at 8328 NC 99 Hwy. N, Pantego, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Benson Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, August 15, 2006)

 Myrtis Howard Benson

Mrs. Myrtis Howard Benson, age 93, a resident of Swindell Road, Pantego, NC died Sunday July 4, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday July 7, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Rev. Jim Bussell. A private burial will be in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mart Benson, Glenn Williamson, Allen Wahab, Greg Tetterton, Hugh Watson and Mickey Benson will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Benson was born in Hyde County on May 30, 1917 daughter of the late William Thomas Howard and the late Sallie Benson Howard. She was a 1935 graduate of Swan Quarter High School. Mrs. Benson married Charles Martin Benson on November 5, 1938 who preceded her in death on December 23, 1982. She was the owner and operator of Myrt’s Beauty Shop until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of Pantego Christian Church where she was a member of its Adult Ladies Sunday School Class that she held the position of Secretary and Treasurer for many years, a member of Christian Women’s Fellowship, a former member of the Belhaven Eastern Star and a former member of the Beaufort County Home Demonstration Club.  Survivors include a son: Oran Martin Benson, Sr. and his wife Jeannie of Pantego; a daughter: Wanda Benson Cutler and her companion Thomas L. Guthrie, Sr. of Pungo Shores; a brother: Charles Thomas Howard of Eden, NC; four grandchildren: Jill B. Williamson and her husband Glenn, Nancy B. Russ and her husband Tony, Oran M. “Mart” Benson, Jr. and his wife Anita and Betty Roberts and her husband Gerry and eight great grandchildren: Macy and Avery Williamson, Dale and Rachel Russ, Allen and Brent Benson and Chelsea and Craig Snyder. Mrs. Benson was preceded in death by a brother Curtis E. Howard and a great grandson: Cole Whitley Benson.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday July 6, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Benson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ruby Yvonne King Benston

Mrs. Ruby Yvonne King Benston, 52, of 5624 Sandy Ridge Drive, Washington, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Cornerstone Family Worship Center, Washington, with Elder Rufus Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Benston was born in Pitt County on Aug. 2, 1955. She was the daughter of Ruby Lee Crandle King and the late William Lawrence King. She graduated in 1974 from D.H. Conley High School and did further studies at Albert Muriel in computer science. On Aug. 11, 1986, she married Frederick Benston, who survives. She was an assembly worker at Asahi-Greenville. She was a member of Jesus Is Alive F.S.H.G. Deliverance Church in Greenville.  Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Jordan Benston and Kelly Erie Benston of Washington; two sisters, Lena Perkins and Tonya Bonds, both of Washington; and five brothers, Jake King and Blaze King of Grimesland, William King of Washington, Jesse Ray King of New Jersey and Bobby Lee King of Blounts Creek.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30-8 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, February 28, 2008)

Carl J. Bentzel

A memorial service for Dr. Carl J. Bentzel, a former professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo, will be held in Greenville, N.C., at a later date. Bentzel, 68, of Chocowinity, N.C., died Oct. 25, 2002, in Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a short illness.  Bentzel had a long, distinguished career in nephrology and contributed to landmark studies of tight junction between cells that changed the approach to the investigation of kidney disease.  A native of Mobile, Ala., Bentzel received his medical degree from the University of Alabama. He completed his internship and residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  He went on to serve as a clinical associate in radiation and metabolism at the National Cancer Institute, and as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School.  From 1966 to 1984, Bentzel was a faculty member at UB, where he served as a professor of medicine and chief of nephrology, as well as associate professor of physiology. In 1984, he joined the faculty at East Carolina's Brody School of Medicine, where he served as head of renal medicine.  Bentzel was principal investigator for more than 10 research grants and published more than 100 papers, journal articles and book chapters. He was honored with membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha and Omega Delta Kappa. He is included in "American Men and Women of Science," 15th edition, and "Who's Who in America, Science and Education."  He was a member of the American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Clinical Investigation, American Physiological Society, International Society of Nephrology, Pitt County Medical Society, North Carolina State Medical Society, American Medical Association and the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine.  He also sat on a number of editorial boards and medical organizations, including the Education Committee for the North Carolina State Medical Society.  Survivors include his wife, Sara of Chocowinity, N.C.; a son, Carl of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Anne of Alexandria, Va., Elizabeth of Washington, D.C., and Catherine Holland of Great Falls, Va.; a sister, Dr. Elizabeth Buck of Honolulu; and two grandchildren.  (The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) – November 3, 2002)

Margaret E. Simpson Berlando

Mrs. Margaret E. Simpson Berlando, age 83, died Friday, January 26, 2007 at her home.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 29, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery with Mike Huppmann officiating.  Mrs. Berlando was born April 15, 1923 in Petersburg, VA.  She was the daughter of the late William Frank Simpson and Ada Florence Daniels Simpson.  She was married to Joseph Berlando, who preceded her in death on October 20, 2000.  She was a graduate of Sladesville High School and was a homemaker.  She is survived by two sons, Joey Berlando of Washington and Lermon “Butch” Berlando of Great Bridge, VA; two sisters, Mary Midgette of Washington and Kathleen Owens of Beaufort; two brothers, Roy Lee Equils of Reidsville and Terry Lee Equils of Niagra Fall, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph A. Berlando, II, Amy Berlando Hartz and Beth Berlando Brady and her husband, Sean, and two great-grancdhilfren, Kyle and April Brady.  She was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Berlando.  (Hillside Funeral Service obituary posted Sunday, January 28, 2007)

Cleo Williams Berry

VANCEBORO - Mrs. Cleo Williams Berry, 73, of 3099 Chandler Road, Vanceboro, died Monday, August 28, 2000 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held, 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington with David Jarman, officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Berry was born, May 3, 1927 in Beaufort County to the late Lacy C. Williams and Mary Davenport Williams. Her husband, William Berry, preceded her in death, January 20, 2000. Mrs. Berry was a devoted and loving wife and mother.  Surviving Mrs. Berry are one son Dale Clark of Chocowinity; three daughters, Bertie Womble of New Hill, Marie Williamson of Apex, and Jennifer Moore of Cary; a step-daughter, Shelia Lamb of St. Croix Virgin Islands; two brothers, Tommy Williams of Vanceboro and Caleb Williams of Elgin, SC; one sister, Bea Carrow of Vanceboro; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.  A sister, Mildred Norris, a step-son Donald Berry, and a step-daughter Marchall Berry, preceded Mrs. Berry in death.  The family received friends 7 - 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at Paul Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of her son Dale Clark, 7701 Hwy. 17 South, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Berry family. (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) –August 30, 2000)

Ferrell Allen Berry

Ferrell Allen Berry, 60, of 286 Farrow Fork Road, Engelhard, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  Born in Beaufort County, October 31, 1945, he was the son of Elsie Gibbs Berry of Engelhard and the late Beamon Berry. He graduated from the former East Hyde High School, attended Chowan College for one year and then transferred to North Carolina State University, where he completed his degree in agriculture. He taught at Mattamuskeet School for one year and then began his career in farming. He continued to work in the basketball program at the school and served as the president of the Athletic Booster’s Club and also served on the advisory board of the former Davis School. An avid sportsman, he was currently serving as president of the Hyde County Waterfowl Association. In other community interests, he was a member of the Engelhard Rotary Club and served on the board of directors of Hyde County Farm Bureau. He was among a group who organized the Engelhard Volunteer Fire Department. He was a lifelong member of Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Fulford Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Steve Bryan will officiate. Pallbearers will be Guire Cahoon, Gary Cahoon, C.W. Cahoon, Leigh Ballance, Martelle Marshall and Edwin Berry.  Surviving are his wife, Donna Day Berry; his mother, Elsie Gibbs Berry of Engelhard; three daughters, Andrea B. White of Olanta, S.C., Kelley B. Dow of Mars Hill, N.C. and Natalie B. Wayne of Engelhard; a brother, Gregory Kyle Berry of Engelhard; a sister, Pamela Kay Berry of Charlotte; a granddaughter, Hayden White of Olanta, S.C.  Ferrell was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Duane Berry.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 10, 2006)

Herman Lollas Berry, Sr.

Mr. Herman Lollas Berry, Sr., age 72, a resident of 119 Cedar Circle, Washington, NC died Tuesday September 12, 2006 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday September 15, 2006 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Keech, Tommy Horne, Dallas Berry, Eric Kelder, Gary Toler and Ken Dillenger.  Mr. Berry was born in Beaufort County on July 23, 1934, son of the late Charlie Whitfield Berry and the late Liddie Mae O’Neal Berry. He attended Washington City Schools and married the former Shirley Lucille Niles on August 5, 1955 who survives. Mr. Berry worked at National Spinning Company and retired as a maintenance scheduler in the engineering department at the time of his retirement in 1998. Mr. Berry confessed Jesus Christ as his personal savior and longed for the time that his health would permit him to attend Alligood Church of God.  Surviving along with his wife Shirley of the home is a son: Herman L. Berry, Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Washington; two daughters: Connie Eve Berry Seagle and her husband, Dennis of Chattanooga, TN and Elizabeth Diane Berry Shavender and her husband, Bill of Washington; a sister: Mary B. Slade of Washington and a granddaughter: Kristin Dawn Berry Huber and her husband, Kelvin of Washington. Mr. Berry had two special companions: Tiger and Squeaky that filled the void left when his children moved from the home to make a life of their own. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Warren Berry, John Berry, Bill Berry and Dallas “Huck” Berry.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday September 14, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Berry family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, September 14, 2006)

George E. Bess

George E. Bess, 89, of the 3000 block of Kansas Ave., died April 7, 1993.  Mr. Bess retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad after 33 years of service. He was born in Pantego, N.C., and was a Protestant. Mr. Bess was the widower of Maggie Bess. Survivors include three sons, Ervin L. Bess of Chesapeake and Joe F. Bess and Gary W. Bess, both of Norfolk; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Ernest Trueblood at Rosewood Memorial Park. Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 8, 1993; pg. D2)

Teresa Diana Best

Teresa Diana “Terrie” Best, age 40, a resident of 27029 US Hwy 264 East, Belhaven, NC died Monday April 18, 2011 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Monday April 25, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Terrie was born in Beaufort County on August 6, 1970 daughter of the late James Edward “Jim” Best and Peggy Jean Tetterton Best who survives. She attended Pantego Schools. She managed Brook’s Grill of Pantego and later worked at Andy’s in Belhaven.  Terrie is survived by her mother: Peggy T. Best of the home; two half brothers: James L. Linton, III of Albany, LA and Michael Anthony Linton of New Orleans, LA and a half sister: Teresa Elaine Hammons of Fairfield, NC. Terrie was preceded in death by a half brother: James Earl Best.  The family will receive friends at the home of Terrie’s mother Peggy located at 27029 US Hwy 264 East, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve Terrie’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Viola Everett Best

Mrs. Viola Everett Best, age 97, a resident of 19988 Hwy 264 East, Pinetown, NC died Saturday April 27, 2013 at River Trace Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Free Union Original Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tony Parrish. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery.  Earl Sheppard, William Waters, Richard Paul, Jon Winslow, Wilson Paul, Sammy Tinker, Lewis Carowan and Doug Bennett will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Best was born in Beaufort County on March 21, 1916 daughter of the late Asa Monroe Everett and the late Ida Foreman Everett Keech. She married Wyriott Aubrey Best on June 21, 1940 who preceded her in death on May 19, 1969. Mrs. Best was a homemaker who worked at Gaylord's Upholstery Shop for thirty years. She was a very active member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church where she was a children's Sunday School teacher for thirty five years and a member of the adult choir. Mrs. Best enjoyed attending the annual Cragmont Free Will Baptist retreats. She was a member of her church Ladies Auxiliary where she served as treasurer and was presented the life membership award in 2007.  Survivors include two sons: James Marvin Best and wife Carol of Pinetown and Carney Allen Best and wife Peggy of Pinetown; six grandchildren: Angela Reid, Patrick Best, Kimberly Armstrong, Dolores Gill, Jamie Best and Jonathan Best; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and a sister-in-law: Vida Everett. Mrs. Best was predeceased by a son: Maxwell Dale Best on October 28, 1955; two brothers: William Jesse Everett and Monroe Everett; a step-brother: Luther Keech and two step-sisters: Hazel Peck and Aleeze Price.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Free Union Original Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home of son and daughter in law, Carney and Peggy Best, 238 Pungo Creek Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Best family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

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