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Harvey Wayne Biddle

Mr. Harvey Wayne Biddle, 58, of 806 East 9th Street, died Saturday, September 2, 2006 at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at Covenant Community Church with Pastor Shad Watters officiating.  Burial will follow in the Covenant Community Church Cemetery.  Harvey Biddle, Hurlis Biddle, Joshua Biddle, Harvey Biddle, Andrew Biddle, Charles Biddle, Benny Parks, Justin Parks and Dustin Parks will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Monday, September 4, 2006 at Covenant Community Church and other times at the home.  Mr. Biddle was born May 30, 1948 in Frankfort, IN.  He was the son of the late Harvey Woodrow and Margaret Ann Peak Biddle.  On December 7, 1968, he married the former Nancy Etta Squires. Mr. Biddle was employed as a Truck Driver for Crete Carrier of Nebraska.  He was a member of Covenant Community Church.  Survivors include his wife, Nancy Etta Squires Biddle; his children, Harvey Woodrow Biddle and his wife, Tina of Lafayette, IN, Jennifer Wynona Biddle and Hurlis Wayne Biddle, both of Washington and Tracey Jo Parks of Tarboro.; seven sisters, Nancy Allen, Ida Lowery, Mary McKinley, Sandy Reed, Glenda Lawson, Betty Reagan all of Frankfort, IN, and Vickie Keeton of Columbus, OH; one brother, Charles (Chuck) Biddle of Frankfort, IN; and nine grandchildren, Joshua W. Biddle, Jessica N. Short, Elizabeth N. Short, Harvey W. Biddle, Andrew J. Biddle, Maria A. Biddle, Justin R. Parks, Dustin J Parks and Hana Mae Parks.   Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Biddle family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, September 4, 2006)

Charlie Frederick Bierman

Mr. Charlie Frederick Bierman, age 86, a resident of 50 Riverside Road, Apt. 108, Washington, died Wednesday morning September 19, 2007.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday September 22, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Danny Allen.  Mr. Bierman was born September 4, 1921, son of the late Frederick Bierman and Nellie Wallace Bierman. He married the former Eva Kennedy.  In addition to his wife, Eva, of the home, he is survived by his children: Janice Campbell of Sanford, Michael Bierman of Raleigh and Christina Piccolo of Las Vegas, NV; his grandchildren: Melissa Campbell of Sanford, Jennifer Villa of Fayetteville, Hayes Grantham Bierman and Wiley Rivers Bierman both of Raleigh; his great grandson: Jason Villa of Fayetteville and his sisters: Virginia Berretta of Long Island, NY and Ruby Adams of Florida.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home located at 50 Riverside Road, Apt. 108, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bierman Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, September 21, 2007)

Carolyn Davis Biggers

GREENVILLE SC - Carolyn Davis Biggers, 77 of 402 Hudson Farm Road, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999.  Born in Washington, NC she grew up in Charlotte and lived in Atlanta for 22 years and Miami for 16 years before coming to Greenville 15 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Northeast Church of Christ.  While living in Atlanta, she was a member of East Point Christian Church and founding member of Westside Christian Church of East Point, GA. She was a china painting artist.  Surviving are her husband of 59 years, William Robert Biggers, Sr; daughter and son-in-law, Sydney B. and John Wickersham of Greenville; son, William Robert Biggers, Jr. of Greenville; sisters and a brother-in-law, Laura and Jim Burrows of Greenville, Jane Walker of Irving, TX, and Louella Faust of Orange Park, FLa; and granddaughters, Shelley and her husband, William Summer, and Leandra Wickersham.  Visitation is 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial at Graceland East Memorial Park.  (The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) – November 26, 1999)

Jorg Peter Binder

Mr. Jorg Peter Binder, 55, of 2465 Burbage Road, Bath, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at home.  A memorial service will be held today at 4 p.m. in Covenant United Reformed Church, Pantego, with Steve Bryan officiating.  Mr. Binder was born in Germany on Dec. 19, 1950. He was the son of Grete Ziggert Binder of Bath and the late Kurt Binder. Moving from New York, he had made his home in Beaufort County for the past four years. He was a sales clerk with Lowe’s of Greenville.  Survivors include two sons, J. Peter Binder Jr. of West Babylon, N.Y., and Paul Binder of Commack, N.Y.; and one sister, Jutta I. Van Essendelft of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends at the home of Judy and Lawrence Van Essendelft, 118 Ravenwood Lane, Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, August 23, 2006)

Elizabeth Callaway Birdsong

Mrs. Elizabeth Callaway Birdsong, age 92, a resident of 111 Fairway Drive, Washington, died Saturday, April 10, 2010 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dr. Skipper McLawhorn.  Mrs. Birdsong was born in Delmar, MD on February 19, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Harry Edward Callaway and Dora Truitt Callaway. Mrs. Birdsong was a homemaker. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. Mrs. Birdsong was a member of Proctor Memorial Christian Church in Grimesland.  Mrs. Birdsong married Lee D. Birdsong, Jr. on May 15, 1948 who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Birdsong is survived by her son, Dr. Edward Birdsong of Washington; two grandsons, Christopher L. Birdsong and Peter J. Birdsong both of Washington; and brother in law, Phil Birdsong of Sarasota, FL.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Birdsong was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Callaway and William Callaway.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Mrs. Birdsong’s home, 111 Fairway Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Birdsong family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edna Virginia Aldridge Birt

Mrs. Edna Virginia Aldridge Birt, 80, of 3614 Mauls Point Road, Blounts Creek, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday in Ware Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Charles L. Smith officiating.  Mrs. Birt was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 12, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Ray Aldridge, Sr. and Beatrice Aldridge. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was employed as a nurse’s assistant prior to her retirement. She was married to Theodore Hill Sr., who preceded her in death. She later married Oswald Birt, Sr., who survives. She was a member of Ware Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where she served in the senior choir.  Survivors include five daughters, Edna V. Jones of Bayboro, Lola Parker of Washington, Sandra Hill of Vanceboro, Georgia Simmons of Fayetteville and Theresa Bryant of Bellevue, Neb.; two sons, Theodore Hill Jr. of Blounts Creek and Otis Hill of Aurora; one step-daughter, Preddy Mae Stilley of New York; one stepson, Oswald Birt, Jr. of Washington; 51 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, June 24, 2006)

Adele Bishop

Adele Bishop, who was instrumental in reviving the popularity of decorative stencils in the United States, died on Jan. 30 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C. She was 68 and lived in Greenville, N.C.  The cause of death was complications from a bone marrow transplant while she was being treated for cancer, said a son, Christian Carone.  Miss Bishop once hoped to become an opera singer. But stenciling, an early American art form, became the focus of her life in the 1950's after she read a book about it and began reproducing some designs at her home in East Hampton, L.I., where she lived with her first husband, Nicholas Carone, an artist.  From that start, she built a custom stenciling business, adding a partner, Cile Lord, in 1960. Together they produced stencil kits designed for do-it-yourselfers and wrote "The Art of Decorative Stenciling" (Viking, 1976), a book that was a standard reference work for many years.  After moving to Vermont in 1970 with her second husband, John Callaway, Miss Bishop opened a mail-order company, American Decorative Arts Inc., a name changed later to Adele Bishop Inc. In 1984, Wall Lenk Corporation acquired the business and moved it to Kinston. Until her death, Miss Bishop remained active as a designer and consultant.  Miss Bishop was born in Washington, N.C., on Feb. 4, 1927. She studied voice at the Juilliard School in New York, as well as in France and Italy.  Besides her son Christian, she is survived by her husband, Robert T. Paul of Greenville, and another son, Claude Carone of Claverack, N.Y.  (The New York Times (New York, NY) -  February 6, 1996; pg. 23)

Cora Frances Canady Bishop

Mrs. Cora Frances Canady Bishop, 85, a resident of 833 Swindell Road, Pantego died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at her home. A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven, officiated by Linwood Adams and Reggie Braziel. Burial will follow in the Yeatesville Cemetery. Ricky Adams, Tony Griekspoor, Junior Joyner, Marvin Smith, Nelson Wallace Jr. and Hallas Boyd will serve as pallbearers. Ms. Cora was born in Pantego on Sept. 14, 1923, daughter of the late Walter Frederick Canady Sr. and Maude Duke Canady. On Oct. 4, 1947, she married Ernest Hertford (E.H.) Bishop Jr. who survives. Ms. Cora was employed at Davis Drug Store and Dr. Winstead's office. She volunteered and was very active in the school system, was a caregiver for others, a Vacation Bible School Teacher, Sunday School Teacher and a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. She was a member of New Hope Church of Christ. Ms. Cora was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, E.H. Jr. of the home, she is survived by her daughters, Maude E. Bishop of Atlantic Beach, Gloria Bishop Williams and her husband, Eddie, of Raleigh and Mary Bishop Alligood and her husband, Tommy, of Greenville; five grandchildren, Murphy Ernest Ratcliff and his wife, Emily, Jody Elizabeth Ratcliff, Bishop Edward Williams, Madison Jules Alligood, and Breanna Bishop Alligood; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Marie Ratcliff and Hunter Bishop Ratcliff; her sister, Virginia Canady Copeland of Pantego; her twin brother, Vernon C. Canady of Pantego; her nephew. Tim W. Copeland of Washington, N.C.; her niece: Paula Meekins of Washington, N.C.; and special friends, Robbie Rouse and his wife, Jane Leigh of Washington, N.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter F. Canady Jr.; and her sisters; Dorothy Baxley and Joyce Canady. The family will receive friends prior to the service today from 2-3 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Bishop family.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Tuesday, April 21, 2009)

Ernest Hertford Bishop, Jr.

Mr. Ernest Hertford “E.H.” Bishop, Jr., age 89, a resident of 833 Swindell Road, Pantego, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Bishop family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, May 20, 2009)

Mr. Ernest Hertford “E.H.” Bishop, Jr., age 89, a resident of 833 Swindell Road, Pantego died Tuesday May 19, 2009 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM today, Thursday May 21, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Linwood Adams and Reggie Braziel. Burial with military honors will follow in the Yeatesville Cemetery. Tony Griekspoor, Junior Joyner, Marvin Smith, Nelson Wallace, Jr., Hallas Boyd and Jerry Sawyer will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. E.H. was born in Pantego on January 22, 1920, son of the late Ernest H. Bishop, Sr. and the late Betty Elizabeth Judkins Bishop. He was a 1938 graduate of Pantego High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He participated in campaigns of Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe. Mr. E.H. was wounded in action on July 5, 1944 which awarded him a Silver Star, Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. On December 11, 1944, he was wounded in action again and received Oak Leaf Clusters for his Silver Star, Bronze Star and his Purple Heart. Mr. E.H. married the former Cora Frances Canady on October 4, 1947 who preceded him in death on April 19, 2009. He was a member of New Hope Church of Christ, a charter member of Pantego Ruritan Club, was a former Boy Scout Master, served on the Beaufort County Board of Education and a former member of the Green Sea Hunting Club.  Survivors include three daughters: Maude E. Bishop of Atlantic Beach, Gloria Bishop Williams and her husband Eddie of Raleigh and Mary Bishop Alligood and her husband Tommy of Greenville; five grandchildren: Murphy Ernest Ratcliff and his wife Emily, Jody Elizabeth Ratcliff, Bishop Edward Williams, Madison Jules Alligood and Breanna Bishop Alligood; two great grandchildren: Morgan Marie Ratcliff and Hunter Bishop Ratcliff and a special friend Robbie Rouse and his wife Jane Leigh of Washington. Mr. E.H. was preceded in death by two brothers: William J. Bishop and John Bishop and two sisters: Lessie Harris and Edna Kerr.  The family will receive friends prior to the service 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Bishop family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 21, 2009)

 Lila Roper Bishop

POTECASI, NC — Lila Roper “Lou” Bishop, age 66, of Pine Forest Rest Home, Potecasi, NC died Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids.  Lou was born September 10, 1943 in Beaufort, NC, the daughter of the late John Edward Bishop Sr. and Lila Tuten Bishop. She served in the US Air Force for four years and was a retired paralegal.  Survivors include her sisters, Sue Bishop Liverman of Ahoskie, NC, Jane Bishop Baker and Johnie Bishop Williams, both of Bath, NC. Her brother, John “Jay” Edward Bishop Jr., also of Bath, NC. Her uncle, Earl Roper Tuten and her aunt, Barbara Ann Tuten, both of Atlanta, GA. Also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held, Monday, January 18, 2010 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ahoskie, NC with Father Jeff Douglas officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by Massey Funeral Home, Jackson, NC.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, January 21, 2010)

Eugene Bissey

Mr. Eugene Bissey, 68, of 117 Arbor Drive, Washington, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at home.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Bissey was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., on Oct. 6, 1937. He was the son of the late Joseph Magnus Bissey and Madeline Elizabeth Caggiano Bissey. He was a 1955 graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School in New Jersey. He served in the Navy. On March 1, 1963, he married the former Brunhilda Loya, who survives. He was a glazer in the art glass manufacturing business and was owner/operator of Bissey Glass Works in New Jersey. He was the recipient of the Melvin Jones National Award from the Point Pleasant Lions Club. He had been a resident of Beaufort County for two years.  Survivors include two sons, 1st Sgt. Dean C. Bissey of Fort Bragg and Jason W. Bissey of Point Pleasant, N.J.; two brothers, James Bissey of California and Ward Bissey of Washington and six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, May 19, 2006)

Margie Gray Boyd Bjorklund

Margie Gray Boyd Bjorklund, a homemaker, died Sunday at Good Samaritans Nursing Home in Franklinton. She was 77. Ms. Bjorklund was born in Pinetown, N.C., and lived in Folsom for the past 13 years. She formerly worked for the FBI fingerprint department. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Bradford and Alice Talley; a brother, Don Boyd; a sister, Thelma Tetterton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Bogue Falaya Cemetery.  (The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) – December 31, 2002; pg. 4)

Mattie Woolard Black

Mrs. Mattie W. Black, age 95, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and a former resident of Black Rd., Washington , NC, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Tony Krantz. Music will be provided by organist Jo Ann Krantz. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Doug Black, Mark Black, Taylor Black, Wayne Black, Doug Boyd, Dal Latham, Rickie Pastz, Jesse Respess, Josh Respess and Jim Woolard will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday, July 27, 2012, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC. The family will also welcome friends at the home of her son, Ottis Franklin "Frankie" Black, Black Rd., Washington, NC.   Mattie was born in Beaufort County on November 22, 1916, daughter of the late Ottis Winfield and Martha Boyd Woolard. She married Floyd Milburn Black in September 1935 who preceded her in death in October 1968. Mattie was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ, Ruth Circle, Senior Bible Class, and a former member of the Bunyan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Bunyan Ruritan Club Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer at Beaufort County Hospital.   Mattie is survived by her sons, Phillip Milburn Black and Ottis Franklin "Frankie" Black and wife Peggy Pendleton Black of Washington, sister, Mary W. Mills, brother, Harold E. Woolard and wife Beulah of Washington, daughters-in-law, Joann T. Black, Peggy E. Black and Barbara H. Black, 12 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.   In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her sons, Wayland Boyd Black, Cedric Wayne Black, and Gerald Winfield Black, her sisters, Alva Thorne Woolard Douglas and Hilda W. Latham, her brothers, Charlie Walter Woolard, William "Billy" Woolard, and Ottis Boyd "O.B." Woolard and daughter-in-law Peggy W. Black.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

 Peggy Joyce Woolard Black

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Woolard Black, 66, of 681 Black Road, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 16, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Steve Hill and Mark Lilley officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Ray Pippin, Phil Garris, Aaron Douglas, Phillip Lee, Jeff Woolard, Taylor Black, Justin Boyd, and Wayne Black will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  Mrs. Black, a life long resident of Beaufort County, was born April 30, 1942.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie L. Woolard and Lydia C. Woolard.  She was a 1959 graduate of Bath High School.  On July 30, 1960, she married Phil Black.  Mrs. Black was an accountant for Piston Ring and Machine.  She was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  Survivors included her husband, Phil Black; two daughters, Tammy Boyd and her husband, Douglas of Pinetown, and Tracey Respess and her husband, Jesse of Washington; three brothers, Hugh Gordon Woolard of Virginia Beach, VA, Garfield Woolard of Pinetown, and Gary Woolard of Washington; and five grandchildren Justin Boyd, Garrett Boyd, Sarabeth Boyd, Riley Respess and Emily Kate Respess.  Mrs. Black was preceded in death by an infant sister.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Black family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, May 16, 2008)

Annie Laurie Midgette Blackmon

Annie Laurie Midgette Blackmon, age 80, died at home on March 6, 2014.  Born on August 15, 1933, to the Reverand Harvey Branch and Hilda Ruth Midgette, Sr., she was the eldest of nine children. She graduated in 1953 from Belhaven High School in Belhaven, North Carolina. Then she traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1953 to attended Woods Morgan Beauty School where she earned a degree to be a Beautician. As she developed a love for Charlotte she met Lee Anderson Blackmon and married. When her husband later went off to the military she needed something to occupy her time so she learned how to be a Dietician and began working at Myers Park Traditional School in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She worked also as a house keeper for, Mr. Leon Levine owner of Family Dollar Stores, Dr. Marvin Lymberis and Dr. Jones who were eye doctors at the Ear, Eye and Nose Hospital. Also she worked for Mrs. Blynn Field and Mr. and Mrs. William Harris. whom she kept a relationship with until the time of her death.  Even the Lymberis children who are adult age called and came by regularly to visit her.  Annie was a member of Old Richmond Baptist Church in Hyde County, North Carolina where her father was Pastor and then later became a member of Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church in 1955.  Annie loved her church and served on the Missionary Circle, Pastor Aid, Pictorial Directory, Usher Board, Pastor's Anniversary Committee, Budget Committee, Deconess Board, Hospitality Committee, Pastor Research Committee and plenty of other organizations, but what she loved doing the best the Kitchen Committee, which she had served on since the church was on Burns Avenue. She loved working in her church and continued to do so until her health started failing. Annie will be especially remembered for her ability to help anyone in need and always cooking and fusing in the kitchen of Shiloh.  Annie also loved working in the community and Charlotte Mecklenburg School System where she was head of Eastover Elementary PTA Board for two years, Chairperson of the Clothing Sale and Volunteered in the school library for five years. Annie was also Co-Owner and Assistant Director of Peaches-N-Cream Day Care for ten years, then later went to volunteer at the Outreach Ministry every Tuesday.   Survivors include her only child Yolanda Blackmon-Thomas (Michael) of the home; One brother Willie Lee Midgette, Sr. (JoAnn), of Belhaven, North Carolina; two sisters Bettie Jean Midgette and Ella Louise Phillips both of Riverhead, New York; one son-in-law Michael Thomas and two sister-in laws JoAnn Midgette and Lucille Midgette.  She is preceded in death by her parents Reverend Harvey and Hilda Midgette Sr.; her husband Lee Anderson Blackmon; two sisters Gloria Mae Midgette and Hilda May Midgette; three brothers Oscar Lee Midgette, Samuel Joseph Midgette, Sr., Harvey Branch Midgette Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Annie has six God-sons Robin Lymberis, Joseph Barron (Lil Joe), Tommie Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Lemott & Patrick Houston; four God-daughters Marian Sims, Donna Reed, Yolanda Tindal and Arkina Harris; and several God-Granchildren Quinesha Moses, Johnae Cuyler, Ashley Alston, Brittany & Sabrinna Archie, Cameron Brown, Jasmine Lewis, Dante Campbell, Andre' (CJ) Howze, Tommy Poindexter, Carl Young Jr., Jeremiah Barron, Najla Shakir, Robert & Christopher Lymberis; a special grandson Braylen Young and a lifetime friend Julia Joplin. (Kindly submitted by Yolanda Blackmon-Thomas)

Rosita Fonville Blackwell

Mrs. Rosita “Zeet” Fonville Blackwell, 51, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven, with the Rev. John Walter White officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Swan Quarter.  Mrs. Blackwell was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 16, 1956. She was the daughter of the late Lether Latham and Rosie Green Fonville. She was a graduate of the class of 1975 at John A. Wilkinson High School, Belhaven. On May 25, 2004, she married Clifton L. Blackwell, who survives. She was a front end manager with the Food Lion Corp. in Durham. She was a member of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Belhaven.  Survivors include one stepdaughter, Charie Blackwell of Henderson; two stepsons, Nathan Blackwell of Winston-Salem and Nicholas Blackwell of Durham; four sisters, Luella Braddock of New York, N.Y., Leatha Windley and Larrine M. Mackey, both of Belhaven, and Onnie Spencer of Pantego; and four brothers, Carl E. Fonville of Queens, N.Y., Ronald C. Fonville and Curtis Fonville, both of Washington, and Roland Covil of Belhaven.  She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sisters, Leatha Windley, 705 Pamlico St., Belhaven and Onnie Spencer, 662 Swamp Road, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, February 6, 2008)

William Edward Blackwell

William Edward Blackwell of 527 Marcus St. died Nov. 12, 1997, in DePaul Medical Center.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., he had retired as a transportation specialist from Naval Air Reworks Station after 41 years of service. He had also retired as a barber from Frank's Barber Shop after 44 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Basillica of St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Survivors include his wife, Ella Marie Blackwell; six daughters, Gladys Adamson of Chesapeake, Veronica Blackwell of Richmond, Brenda Blackwell of Chase City, Charlene Sheppard of Chesapeake, Saundra Ponds of Miami, Fla., and Tammy Evans of Virginia Beach; two sons, William A. Blackwell of Virginia Beach and James O. Blackwell of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Mary Haskins of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Hazel Coleman of Norfolk and Ollie Gibbs of Florence, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Basillica of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Monsignor Walter Barrett. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will assemble at 11 a.m. Saturday at the residence for the procession.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 14, 1997; pg. B8)

Mamie Jefferson Blake

Mrs. Mamie Jefferson Blake, age 90, a resident of Spring Arbor of Greenville, NC and a former resident of Waterford Place of Washington died Sunday February 19, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday February 23, 2012 at Second Baptist Church of Washington. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Blake family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Maxwell Lawson Blake, Jr.

Maxwell Lawson Blake, Jr. of 1255 North Lake Road, Fairfield died Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at his home.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., April 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Maxwell Lawson Blake, Sr. and Lena Flowers Blake. He was a graduate of Mattamuskeet School, Class of 1969, and attended N.C. State University. He spent his working life as a mechanic until he retired for health reasons. He was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Fairfield Christian Church with Ray Everton, Pastor officiating.  Surviving are three sons, Jacob Blake of Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts, David Blake of San Diego, California and Matthew Blake of Engelhard; a sister, Barbara B. Butt of Fairfield; two brothers, Johnny Blake and Dale Blake both of Newport News, VA; three granddaughters, Heather Blake, Anna Blake and Morgan Blake; two very special nephews, Toby Gibbs and Jason Gibbs; a special great-niece, Noelle Gibbs.  The family will receive friends at the home of Barbara and Floyd Butt, 6824 N.C. Highway 94, Fairfield.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, September 14, 2006)

Myrtle Phillips Blakey

Myrtle Phillips Blakey, age 84, a resident of Pamlico Plantation, Washington, NC and formerly of Wauwatosa, WI passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. There will be a celebration of her life Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Zion Episcopal Church officiated by the Rev. Barbara Chaffee. The family will receive friends following the service in the Parish Hall. Interment will follow the visitation in the church cemetery.  Myrtle was born February 25, 1929 in Cumberland, WI daughter of the late Everett and Lola Porter Phillips. She graduated from Superior Normal School in Superior, WI with a degree in teaching. Myrtle married John Warren Blakey who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and had lived in Beaufort County since 1984. Myrtle was a member of Zion Episcopal Church.  She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Blakey Estes (Allen) of San Luis Obispo, CA; her son, Mark Everett Blakey (Rhonda) of Port St. Lucie, FL; her brother, Samuel Phillips of Shelbyville, IN; and her grandchildren, Jacqueline and John Estes and Benjamin Blakey.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lois Carey, Katherine Girard and Margaret Thomas.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mary Lee Hudson Blanchard

Mrs. Mary Lee Hudson Blanchard, age 89, a resident of 211 Oak Drive, Washington, NC died Sunday May 4, 2008 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday May 7, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Dr. Jimmy Moore. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Robin Hudson, C.S. Elks, Frank Belote, Chuck Eaton Fred Williamson and Bill Dyer will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Blanchard was born in Pitt County on April 6, 1919 daughter of the late Snode Allen Hudson and the late Ella Jane Boyd Hudson. She married Stuart Ellsworth Blanchard on August 1, 1945 who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Washington. Mrs. Blanchard made her home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for many years until returning to her native Eastern North Carolina, along with her husband, in 1980.  Mrs. Blanchard is survived by her husband: Stuart of the home and a sister Susie Buck of Greenville. She was preceded in death by a brother: Mayhue Hudson; a half brother: Josh Ham and a half sister: Amy Elks.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday May 6, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Blanchard family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, May 6, 2008)

Ruby Carawan Blanchard

Ruby Carawan Blanchard, age 82, of the 4000 block of Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC, died at her residence on Wednesday, December 31, 2003. She was born in Belhaven, NC, daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Annie Tripp Carawan. She was the widow of Lewis Beacher Blanchard, Sr. She had worked in sales at Blair Co., and in sewing at Supak Mfg. Co., and was a member of Coinjock Baptist church.  Mrs. Blanchard is survived by: three daughters, Patricia Ann Wendling of Eagle Rock, VA, Anita Williams of Virginia Beach, VA, and Carolyn Litchfield of Bowie, MD; four sons, James Richard Blanchard, of Virginia Beach, VA, Wayne Henry Blanchard of Shawboro, NC, Thomas David Blanchard of Harbinger, NC, and Charles Edwin Blanchard of Cary, NC; three brothers, Gene Carawan of Asheville, NC, Grover Carawan of Tampa, FL, and Ellis Carawan of Fairfax, VA; twenty one grandchildren, and thirty three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son Lewis B. Blanchard, Jr.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 3, 2004, at 1:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Wellons and Rev. Ed Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel Friday evening, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, and other times at the residence, 4117 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home obituary)

Betty Ann Spady Bland

Mrs. Betty Ann Spady Bland, 89, of Edward and Key West, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at her home in Florida.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington with Mike Huppmann officiating.  Mrs. Bland was born in Savannah, Ga., on Aug. 2, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Ambler Spady and Marion Elizabeth Thompson Spady. She was married to Leslie T. Bland, who preceded her in death June 13, 1997. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and attended Florida Keys Community College. She was the secretary for the family business from 1962-1976.  Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ann Bland Bryant of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Marion S. Stilley of Washington; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by one son, Leslie Bland on April 2, 2001, and her twin brother, Thomas Spady in 1974.  Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, November 21, 2008)

Charles K. Bland

Mr. Charles K. “Kenny” Bland, 65, of Greenville, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009.  A funeral will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will follow in Homestead Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Bland was born in Beaufort County, the son of Gladys Bland of Washington and the late Robert Bland. He served in the N.C. National Guard for several years. He made his home in Greenville since 1979 and worked as a self employed carpenter operating Bland Construction. He was married to Vivian Carter Bland, who survives. He was a member and deacon of Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Connie Bland Hinsley of Charlotte; one son, John Allen Bland of Greenville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Bland of Davidson and Greg Bland of Washington; and two sisters, Star Krosting of Davidson and Cindy Dedmond of Suffolk, Va.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 6, 2009)

George T. Bland, Sr.

Col. George T. Bland, Sr., 70, 2940 DeBroci Way, Winter Park, died Wednesday. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Winter Park from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in 1970. He was a retired Air Force officer and was a Protestant. Survivors: wife, Lois; son, George T. Jr., Orlando; sister, Joyce B. Perkins, Winter Park; brother, Milton E., North Carolina; two grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Goldenrod.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – November 27, 1987; pg. C12)

Gladys Chrismon Bland

Mrs. Gladys Chrismon Bland, age 90, a resident of 1011 E. 7th St., Washington, passed away, Thursday, December 8, 2011.   Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Cutler Family Cemetery in Bath and will be conducted by Derik Davis. Josh Rice, Joe Rice, Greg Wallace, Kerry Bland, Ryan Hester and Ron Curtis will serve as pallbearers.   Mrs. Bland was born in Guilford County on December 15, 1920 to the late Al and Clorene Isley Chrismon. On September 21, 1937 she married Robert Edward Bland who preceded her in death on February 17, 1969. She was a homemaker, worked for Walton’s Sandwich Shop in Hampton, Virginia and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia.   Survivors include two daughters, Starr Krosting and husband Dean of Davidson, NC, Cynthia Dedmond and husband Randy of Suffolk, VA, two sons, Robert Bland of Davidson, NC, Greg Bland of Washington, three sisters, Lutisha Hill of Chocowinity, Luvina White of New Bern, Barbara Dean Parks of Clinton, TN, one brother, Herbert Chrismon and wife Margaret of Winston-Salem, NC, ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, Charlie Kenneth Bland and Larry Gene Bland, two brothers and two sisters.   The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Friday, December 9, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bland family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Henry Burrus Bland

Mr. Henry Burrus Bland, age 59, a resident of Greenville, NC left us peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in his much loved home.  Hank was born in St. Petersburg, FL on July 25, 1953 son of the late Henry Ford Bland and the late Grace Burrus Bland. His early rural years were spent growing up between Beaufort County and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Before his retirement he was employed in the restaurant business on the beaches of Nags Head, North Carolina. He loved Beaufort County and all the isles en route to Cape Hatteras. He enjoyed visits to the family and relatives along the ocean, driving his little red truck many miles, many weekends to celebrate his family. Hank was an angel in our midst. His many health sufferings assured him influence as a prayer warrior for his entire family. His last farewell was a smile, a high five and “I’m fine and I’ll see ya tomorrow.” His last request was for himself, a sweet potato please, that he was craving. His request for you is that, when you think of me… remember, I was a good man. I love Jesus and I love you.”  He is survived by his beloved cat, Maxi; a brother, Wiley R. Bland and his wife Marilyn of Billings, MT; a sister, Deanna Pitts and her husband Jim of Ogden, UT; cousins of the Outer Banks, NC and numerous loving nieces and nephews from Alaska to Utah to Montana.  He will rest beside his parents in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC.  A memorial service for friends and family will be held at a later date.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bland family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Ruth Evelyn Brown Bland

Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Brown Bland, 77, a resident of 250 Lovers Lane, Britthaven of Washington, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Beaufort County Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hillside Funeral Service, which is in charge of arrangements.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, July 14, 2010)

Helen Blandiford

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Helen Blandiford, 61, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. She was a native of Beaufort County and lived most of her life in the Washington community. She was a member of Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church. Graveside service 4 p.m. Monday in Pinewood Memorial Park by Pastor William "Bill" Windley. Visitation from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Sunday, February 8, 2009)

WASHINGTON, NC - Miss Helen Blandiford, 61, passed away Friday, February 6, 2009.  A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 4 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park by Pastor William “Bill” Windley. Pallbearers will be: Tyler Waters, Ron Parrish, J.R. Boyd, Chris Jefferson, Gary Woolard, Butch Gallinoto and Dennis Boyd.  Miss Blandiford, a native of Beaufort County, lived most of her life in the Washington community. She was a member of Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church.  Miss Blandiford was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Cassie Blandiford and a sister, Melissa Boyd.  She is survived by a sister, Barbara Carlisle of Tarboro; an aunt, Sara Windley of Tarboro,and a number of cousins.  The family will receive friends Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, February 8, 2009)

Marshall Blango, Jr.

Mr. Marshall Blango, Jr., 30, of 735 Core Point Road, Blounts Creek died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Saint Anna Missionary Baptist Church, Blounts Creek with Elder John Ponds officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Blango was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 18, 1978. He was the son of Marshall Blango Sr. and Allene Hill Moore. He attended S.W. Snowden Elementary and Aurora High School. He was a 1996 graduate of the N.C. School of Science and Math in Durham and a 2000 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was employed with the Pitt County public school system as a teacher assistant. He was a member of Wares Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Blounts Creek.  Survivors include his father and stepmother, Marshall Blango Sr. and Lola Blango of Blounts Creek; his mother and stepfather, Allene Hill Moore and Artis Moore Jr. of Edward; and three sisters, Monica Blango Ponds of Aurora, Veronica Blango Smith of Greenville and Shakila Aldridge Jones of Rocky Mount.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, October 8, 2008)

Rosa Lee King Adams Blango

Mrs. Rosa Lee King Adams Blango, 67, of 5611 Sandy Ridge Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Aurora, with pastor Jimmy Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at The Garden of Memories Cemetery, Blounts Creek.  Mrs. Blango was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 24, 1935. She was the daughter of Rosetta Moore Hooker and the late Hubert Hooker. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Robert Lee Adams, who preceded her in death. On May 24, 1997, she married Ashley Blango, who survives. She was a member of Deliverance Temple Church of God In Christ, Aurora where she served as a Church Mother and on the Missionary Board.  Survivors include three daughters, Rosa Mae Moore Shanks and Rosetta Michelle Ford, both of Silver Spring, Md., and Tawanda Prenell Adams Minns of Washington; six sons, Sandy Augusta McDonald and John Daniel McDonald, both of Silver Spring, Md., Willie James McDonald of Baltimore, Md., Veryon Cleonest Moore of Laurel, Md., Robert Tyrell Adams of Washington and Jeffrey Lee Adams of Vanceboro; one sister, Mertha B. Betts of Norfolk, Va.; 29 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Norris Lee Hooker.  The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of her daughter, Tawanda Minns, 206 Melissa Court, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – February 27, 2003)

James Hudson Blanks

James Hudson Blanks, infant son of Blair and Tom Blanks of Baltimore, Maryland, died Friday, July 14. Baby James is also survived by his brother, Graham Thomas Blanks, his paternal grandparents, Loretta and Wayne Blanks of Washington, NC; maternal grandparents Vicki and James Stokes of Bogalusa, LA; maternal aunt and uncle, Angela and Erik Roehl of Batavia, IL; fraternal aunt and uncles, Amanda and Greg Mason of Frederick, MD; Joel Blanks of Greenville, NC; great-grandmothers, Emily Robichaux of Bogalusa, LA. and Edna Woolard of Washington, NC and six cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncle, James Wyatt Blanks and great grandparents, Frank Woolard, Eddie and Louise Blanks, Bonita and John D. Stokes and C.J. Robichaux.  A private graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery conducted by Dr. Michael Price, minister of First Christian Church of Washington, NC.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Blanks family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, July 19, 2006)

James P. Blanton

Mr. James P. Blanton, age 84, former President of Beaufort County Community College, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by Rev. Charles Michael Smith.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Keith Hackney, Joe Solomon, John Hawkins, Kevin Blanton, Luther Davis, and Ron Champion.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy and Janice Page, Ray and Connie Hardee, Franklin and Valerie Buck, and Kenneth and Faye Snow.  Mr. Blanton was born in Duplin County on June 22, 1928. He was the son of the late Johnny James Blanton and Fannie Wadsworth Blanton. Mr. Blanton served his country as a Medic in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He taught at Bath High School for two years and Washington High School for 20 years. After his High School teaching career, Mr. Blanton served as Dean and later President of Beaufort County Technical Institute (now Beaufort County Community College) from 1971 to 1990.  Mr. Blanton was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was past president of the Men of the Church. He had served on the Board of Directors of Brown Library. Mr. Blanton was a former member of the Washington Kiwanis Club and the Washington Rotary Club where he served as President. He enjoyed his retirement at Hawkins Beach on the Pamlico River.  In 1955, Mr. Blanton married the former Betty Hawkins, who survives.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Hawkins Blanton of the home; his daughter, Carlotta Blanton Suggs and husband, Doug of Concord; his son, Tony Blanton and wife, Debbi of Charlotte; his four grandchildren, Caroline Suggs, Bryan Suggs, Hailey Blanton, Ansley Blanton; his brother, Elbert Blanton of Raleigh; and other extended family members, Tara Lambert, Cassie Lambert, Kendall Lambert and Nellie Rios.  The family received friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday, October 12, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home, 139 River Place, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Blanton family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Richard Blanton

Mr. James Richard Blanton age 89, a resident of 115 Trent Lane, Cypress Landing, Chocowinity, NC died Sunday, January 15, 2012 At Ridgewood Manor Rehabilitation Center in Washington, NC.  A memorial service will be held 1:00PM Saturday January 28, 2012 at the Bay Club in Cypress Landing, Chocowinity, NC.  Mr. Blanton was born July 8, 1922 in Richmond, Virginia the son of the late Cecil Willis Blanton and Rose Bannister Blanton. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII in which he was active in Japan and also the European Theater; he was honored as a recipient of the Bronze Star. In 1949 he married Virginia Martin who preceded him in death on April 27, 1975. Mr. Blanton worked with the State of Virginia and retired as Director of Purchasing for Virginia Commonwealth University after 30 years of service.  He is survived by a son, James R Blanton, Jr. and wife Louise Wray Blanton of Blounts Creek, NC; two very special people, the twin daughters he never had, Emily Hathaway of Belchertown, Massachusetts and Diane Freeman of Ashland, Virginia; and his loving caregiver Pauline Kearney of Washington, NC. Mr. Blanton was preceded in death by a brother Cecil Blanton of Richmond, Virginia.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington, NC is serving the Blanton family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Ella Mae Barrow Blount

Mrs. Ella Mae Barrow Blount, 65, of 215 Heritage Drive, Washington, and formerly of Pungo Village, Belhaven, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, Belhaven. Viewing will take place in the church from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home, Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, April 3, 2009)

Jacklyn Denell Blount

Ms. Jacklyn Denell Blount, 40, of 866 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Temple of Jesus Christ United Church. Burial will follow in the Blount cemetery, Hardison Road, Chocowinity.  Ms. Blount was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 4, 1967. She was the daughter of Mary Blount Little and the late Daniel Webster Price Jr. She attended the Beaufort County Schools.  Survivors include one daughter, Shinquata Blount of the home; one son, Jucinata Blount of the home; her stepfather, Sherman Little of the home; one grandchild; seven brothers, Gary Blount of Chocowinity, Christ Woody of Raleigh, and Ronald Price, Donald Price, Kelvin Summers, Daniel Webster Price III and Anthony Price, all of Washington; and one sister, Danielle Price of Washington.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Alex Lawrence Blount.  The family will receive friends at the home.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, August 9, 2007)

Lisa Freeman Blount

Mrs. Lisa Freeman Blount, a resident of 1368 Whootentown Road, Washington, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Loving Union Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Whootentown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  Lisa was born Dec. 17, 1969, to the late Vernon F. Freeman and Mary G. Freeman of Washington. Lisa joined Loving Union Free Will Baptist Church at an early age, where she served as a member of the usher board and the youth choir.  She attended Washington City Schools and graduated from Washington High School in 1989. Lisa furthered her education at Beaufort County Community College where she became a certified Child Care Provider; this is where her passion was for several years. Lisa was employed at Loving Union Free Will Baptist Church Daycare for a number of years, until she decided it was time for a career change. Lisa later became a Correctional Officer, and was employed with the Hyde County Correctional Facilities for the past 10 years.  Lisa was a woman of many passions, but one of her greatest attributes was her love for cooking large meals, and one of her specialties was “chicken salad.”  She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother Mary G. Freeman of the home; her husband Lawrence E. Blount of the home; her son Shakim Freeman and three daughters, Zarreya Freeman, Beyonce Freeman and Alek Blount, all of the home; four brothers, Luther Pope (Wendy) of Queens, N.Y., Tony Freeman (Pamela) of Grovetown, Ga., Vanda Freeman and Karl Freeman (Renee), both of Washington; two sisters, Melzar Moore (Charlie) and Vanessa Freeman, both of Washington; her aunt Mary Jane McCullough; seven nieces and seven nephews; the Gorham family; seven sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law; a host of cousins and friends, and her extended family at Hyde Correctional Facilities.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Freeman Jr., and two sisters, Terrie Johnson and Vickie Stephens, all of Willingboro, N.J.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, April 20, 2012)

Pamela Legon Gibbs Blount

Mrs. Pamela Legon Gibbs Blount, age 55, a resident of 114 David Circle died Sunday October 3, 2010.  Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday October 9, 2010 at Bethel Chapel Ministries on Van Norden Street, Washington, NC, with Pastor Stephen Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Blount was born in Beaufort County on October 7, 1954 to the late Clem and Mary Sidney Gibbs. She was a 1972 graduate of Washington High School and was employed with Hamilton Beach Inc. for twenty five years until her health began to decline.  Mrs. Blount married Rufus Earl Blount on October 5, 1975.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Blount is survived by one son, Lamont Little; two grandchildren, Joshua Norrell and Madison Little; three brothers, George Gibbs Sr. (Dorothy), Johnny Gibbs Sr. (Janice) and Ronald Gibbs Sr. (Marie); one sister, Devonne Gibbs Thompson (David) all of Washington, NC; father-in-law, Rufus Elijah Blount; three brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; one aunt, Carolyn Jones of Greenville, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Clemment Miller Gibbs; two sisters, Sadie Jane Gibbs and Mary Gibbs Taylor; two aunts, Margaret Jones and Joyce Moseley.  The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, October 8, 2010)

Rosa Lee Blount

Ms. Rosa Lee Blount, 43, of 79 Church Lane, Acre Station community, Plymouth, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Calvary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Acre Station community, with pastors Alonza St. Clair and Catherine St. Clair officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Ms. Blount was born in Beaufort County on March 10, 1963. She was the daughter of Annie Christine Dills Blount and Redmon Lee Blount Sr.  Survivors include one brother, Redmon Lee Blount Jr. of Pantego; four sisters, Mable Reddick of Pantego, Sarah Lee of Washington, Gladys Blount of the home and Marilyn Watts of Acre Station community; and grandmother, Gladys Dills of Newark, N.J.  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, January 13, 2007)

Roy Lee Blount

Mr. Roy Lee Blount, 65, of 245 S. Fifth St., Apt. 501, Aurora, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Peter Baptist Church Ministries with Bishop Joseph V. Squires officiating. Burial will follow in Idalia Cemetery.  Mr. Blount was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 12, 1941. He was the son of Mary Blount Shepard and the late Roy Blount. He was a graduate of the former S.W. Snowden High School. He attended St. Peter Baptist Church Ministries.  Survivors include three sons, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one sister.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 245 S. Fifth St., Apt. 404, Aurora.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, January 10, 2007)

Thomas H. Blount

Thomas H. Blount, a resident of the Cypress Glen Retirement Community and formerly Washington, NC passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012.  Thomas was born on November 27, 1916 to Thomas H. and Lulu J. Blount in Washington, NC and he truly loved it there. Until the day he died he could tell you the names of just about every building in town, who owned it and its entire history. As a youth he worked in many of those buildings, from the A & P Store to Sam Marsh’s Filling Station. He graduated from Washington High School in 1933. He entered North Carolina State University in 1936, graduating in 1940 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Army Commission as a 2nd Lt. Infantry Reserve. Shortly after beginning a career with General Electric Company, he received U.S. Army orders to report for Active Duty. He reported for Active Duty in December of 1941 and began a very busy career of building and operating Ordnance Plants in various locations around the United States, an effort that was critical to the country’s success in WWII. After the War he accepted a Civil Service Position as technical advisor to the Army Commanding Officer which took him to several other locations around the country. He continued to move up in responsibility and position as he worked with many government agencies. He retired on June 30, 1973 from Civil Service after more than 27 years of service. During that time he was associated with providing ammunition of all types covering military operations during WWII, the Korean Conflict and Viet Nam. Upon his retirement from the United States Army in 1976 he had acquired the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After his retirement, Thomas and his wife, Doris, returned to his beloved hometown and became very involved in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the American Red Cross and First Presbyterian Church. Thomas was devoted to his country, his family and his God. He will be greatly missed and always remembered with great love.  Thomas is survived by his wife, Doris of Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville, NC; daughters Sandra Blount of Glenview, Illinois; Susan Blount of Northbrook, Illinois; Mary Ann Ardan and husband Steve of Joliet, Illinois; sons Thomas Blount and wife Carol of New Bern, NC; John Blount and wife Beth of Apex, NC; step-daughter Sandra Fenn and husband Thomas of Washington, NC; step-son Scott McAllister and wife Vickie of Cleveland, TN; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his first wife Margaret, his parents, two sisters and one step-son.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Washington on Thursday, October 25 at 11:00 AM with burial following in Oakdale Cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Blount family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William A. Blount

Mr. William A. “Buddy” Blount, 69, a resident of 718 Willis Road, Aurora, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Reid’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Reid’s Chapel Church Cemetery.  Mr. Blount was born in Beaufort County and retired from PCS Phosphate Co. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Barber Blount of the home; daughters, Valerie Blount and Tracy Blount of Aurora; sisters, Dorothy Wilson, Leah Moore, Diane Williams, and Belinda Hamilton.  A viewing will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. today at W.E. Flanagan Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at 525 Weston Road, Grimesland.  Arrangements are by W.E. Flanagan Memorial Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 10, 2012)

Maggie Lee Blow

Maggie Lee Blow, 94, of the 300 block of Redbrick Drive, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 11, 2002.  She was born in Belhaven, N.C., and was employed with the Chesapeake school system for 38 years, where she was a member of the Chesapeake Teacher Association, the Virginia Teacher Association and the National Teachers Association until her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church-West Munden, where she was a member of the choir and the Missionary Society.  She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Blow. Survivors include two sisters, Rosetta L. Moseley of Chesapeake and Doris L. Williams of Portsmouth; sister-in-law, Birda Lee of Chesapeake; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  A funeral service will be conducted at noon Thursday at First Baptist Church-West Munden. Interment will follow at Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. the day of the service.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 12, 2002)

 Linda Faye Boahn

Ms. Linda Faye Boahn, age 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, December 16, 2008.   Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Ricky Skiles.  Ms. Boahn was born in New Bern on June 5, 1952. She was the daughter of Charles Franklin Boahn, Sr. and Joyce Hassell Boahn. Ms. Boahn owned and operated Carolina Vision Center in Raleigh. She was a master gardener and loved flowers.  Ms. Boahn was survived by her daughter, Emily Voliva and her husband, Toby of Raleigh; two grandsons, Blake and Elliot Hough of Raleigh; her parents, Charles and Joyce Boahn of Washington; her sister, Debbie Nichols and her husband, Denny of Louisburg; two brothers, Chuck Boahn and his wife, Jane of Blounts Creek, Cameron Boahn of California; and several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the home of her parents, Charles and Joyce Boahn, 343 East 13th Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boahn.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 18, 2008)

Gerrit Boerema

PANTEGO - Gerrit Boerema of Pantego, Grassy Ridge community, died Monday in the Beaufort County Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church.  Burial will be in David Cemetery.  Mr. Boerema was born June 22, 1922 in The Netherlands to the late Ebo and Elisabeth DeBoer Boerema.  He immigrated to the United States with his wife in 1949.  He achieved distinction for excellence in dairy farming.  He was a member of the Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church where he served as elder and deacon.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tina Bos Boerema; two sons: Edward Boerema and Dennis L. Boerema, both of Pantego; two daughters: Mrs. Barbara Ann Sanders of Grandville, Michigan and Mrs. Renae Ellen Sausser of Three Rivers, Michigan; a brother, Jan Boerema of The Netherlands; three sisters: Mrs. Sietske Schudde, Janny Boerema and Binie Boereman, all of The Netherlands; and 10 grandchildren.  The family will recieve friend at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven today from 7-9 p.m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, April 25, 1990)

Sylvia Gayle Bogert

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Sylvia Gayle Bogert, 70, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away August 24, 2006 in Virginia Beach General Hospital.  A native of Bath, NC, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Amanda Brinn. She was a Baptist and belonged to the Kempsville Ladies Auxiliary for the Kempsville Rescue Squad in the 1970s.  She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah Kobayashi and husband Shigeru of West Virginia and Kim Moore and husband Dallas of Fredericksburg, VA; five grandchildren, Nicky, Emily, James, Justin and Bradley and her friend, Virginia Lemke.  A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Great Neck Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, August 26, 2006)

James Leonard Boland

Mr. James Leonard Boland, age 72, a resident of 1074 Mill Hole Road, Washington, died Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the Woolard Family Cemetery, Mill Hole Road, Washington, conducted by Tony Krantz.  Mr. Boland was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 8, 1938. He was the son of the late William Arden “Red” Boland and Eva Jeanette Taylor Boland. Mr. Boland served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1975, retiring as a machinist mate. He worked as a die cast setter at Stanadyne until he retired in 1999. Mr. Boland was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  On October 27, 1958, Mr. Boland married the former Loyce Jean Woolard, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his children, Jo Ann Flanagan of Washington, Randy Leonard Boland and his wife, Kim of Washington, Steven Lyndell Boland of Largo, FL; three grandchildren, Laura Jeanette Flanagan, Taylor Hope Boland, Zachary Mason Boland; and three great grandchildren, Hunter Michael Edmonds, Haleigh Jade Edmonds and Chloe Mackenzie Nichols.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Boland was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Ray Boland; a brother, Howard Wm. Boland and a sister, Barbara Jeanette Facciola.  The family will receive friends at the home, 1074 Mill Hole Road, Washington. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Boland family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

George Edd Bond

Pastor George Edd Bond of 6207 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington, died Thursday, March 29, 2007.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. John Church of Christ with Pastor Deborah Paul officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Pastor Bond was born April 19, 1943, the son of the late Clemon and Josephine B. Bond. He attended P.S. Jones High School. He was married to Belinda Grimes Bond, who survives. He was the associate pastor of New Hope Worship Center, Washington.  Survivors include four daughters, Shirl Bond of Bronx, N.Y., Kimberly Burgess of Manhattan, N.Y., Candy Grimes of Washington and Sham Redmond of Greenville; three sons, George Bond Jr. and Charles Dudley Jr., both of Washington, and Darren Burgess of Greenville; three sisters, Lena Smallwood, Annie Reddick and Shirley Simmons of Washington; two brothers, Benjamin Bond of Chocowinity and William Bond of Hudson, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Mark A. Burgess; two sisters, Laura M. Whitaker and Esther B. Rodgers and one brother, Clemon Bond 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, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, April 3, 2007)

Willis Waverly Bond

Mr. Willis Waverly Bond, age 61, a resident of 2619-A Richard Drive, Greenville, N.C. and former resident of Belhaven, NC died Sunday December 16, 2007 at home with his family by his side following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  A Celebration of Waverly’s life will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday December 19, 2007 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church of Belhaven, N.C. officiated by Rev. Jack Franks. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington, N.C. Kevin Ashley, H.L. Bond, Steve Carawan, Craig Cripe, Steven Hunter, Wyn Kinion, Danny Morris and Keith “Buck” Radcliffe will serve as pallbearers.  Waverly was born in Bertie County on March 6, 1946 son of the late Willis Hosie Bond and the late Susie Glass Bond. Waverly was a wonderful husband, loving father and “Papa”. Waverly was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He worked for Tideland EMC for 26 years and Pitt/Greene EMC for 8 years. Waverly was a member of the Belhaven Masonic Lodge and Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a past Deacon. He was also a former member of the Belhaven Town Council and Belhaven Fire & Rescue Squad. Waverly will be remembered for his passion for living life to the fullest, his compassion & generosity for others and his love for the Lord. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Brenda Ashley Bond, one daughter, Daphne Bond Cullom and her husband R. Scott Cullom of Washington, NC; one son, Barry Chadwick Bond and his wife, Leigh Braswell Bond, of Belhaven, NC; one sister, Sandra B. Wiley and her husband Robert Wiley of Edenton, NC; three grandchildren, Ashley Caroline Cullom and R. Matthew Cullom of Washington, NC and Zachary Willis Bond of Belhaven, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Douglas Wayne Bond.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday December 18, 2007 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church of Belhaven and at other times at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, 510 Riverview Street, Belhaven, NC 27810.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, December 18, 2007)

Allan Baker Bonner

Dr. Allan Baker Bonner, 87, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, N.C.  Dr. Bonner was born in Beaufort County, N.C., a son of the late George E. and Catherine Mooring Bonner. He had retired in 1991 after practicing dentistry in Hertford for 48 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Perquimans Masonic Lodge No. 106, AF&AM, the Scottish Rites Bodies, the Elizabeth City Shrine Club and the Hertford Rotary Club. He was a past member of the Perquimans County Board of Education and had served as chairman of the Hertford ABC Board. He had served in the National Guard.  Preceded in death by his wife, Sally Jordan Bonner, he is survived by one daughter, Catherine B. Reese of Asheboro, N.C.; three sons, Allan B. Bonner Jr. of Raleigh, James J. Bonner of Atlanta, Ga., and Charles M. Bonner of Greenville, N.C.; a brother, retired Air Force Col. Joseph B. Bonner of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church by the Rev. A. Donald Wiesner. Burial with Masonic rites will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family after the service in the parish house of the church. Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – January 23, 2000; pg. B7)

Betty Ann Burroughs Bonner

Mrs. Betty Ann Burroughs Bonner, age 54, a resident of 300 Durham Creek Lane, Edward, NC died Friday November 14, 2008 at home.  A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday November 19, 2008 at Bonner Cemetery officiated by Rev. Jeff Manning.  Mrs. Bonner was born in Pitt County on July 29, 1954, daughter of the late Quincy Adam Burroughs and Nina Ruth Oakley Burroughs. She was a graduate of D.H. Conley High School and attended Pitt Community College. On October 31, 1975, she married Jamie Mixon Bonner, Jr. who survives. She attended Unity Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of Edward Christian Church.  In addition to her husband, Jamie, of the home, she is survived by her sisters: Linda Webb and her husband, Ray of Blounts Creek and Cathy Smith and her husband, Ron of Greenville; her nephews: Jonathan Webb, Ray Smith and Wayne Smith and her niece: Rae Lyn Jordan.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bonner Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, November 18, 2008)

Cora Elizabeth Young Bonner

Mrs. Cora Elizabeth Young Bonner, 60, of 884 Park Place, Brooklyn, N.Y., and formerly of Pantego, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Macedonia Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Pantego, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Bonner was born March 1, 1948, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of Ollie Mae Young and the late Johnnie Riley Clark Sr. She was a 1966 graduate of the Beaufort County High School, Pantego. She did further studies at North Carolina College in the field of nursing. In New York she continued her studies and became a certified nursing assistant. Her employment was as a U.S. Postal mail sorter, certified nursing assistant, special counselor for Girl Scouts of America, and school safety officer. During her early years she was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Pantego. After relocating to New York she joined the Washington Temple Church. She later moved her membership to St. Paul Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Brooklyn, N.Y.  On July 15, 1978, she was married to Linwood Bonner Sr. who survives.  Survivors include one daughter, Arlene Bonner of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, Edward Bolling and Linwood Bonner Jr., both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her mother, Ollie Mae Young of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Dorothy Marie Clark of Jamaica, N.Y., and Michelle Spencer of Belhaven; three brothers, Johnnie R. Clark Jr. of Fayetteville, Dwight Clark of New York, N.Y., and Nelda Young of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, September 5, 2008)

Earl Wayne Bonner, Jr.

Mr. Earl Wayne Bonner, Jr., age 84, a resident of 1318 Bonnerton Road, Aurora, NC died at home on Wednesday December 15, 2010.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday December 19, 2010 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. John W. Yount. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery with Masonic Rites officiated by Charles Wethington.  Wayne Sawyer, Marvin Sartin, Gene Williamson, Garland Lewis, Charles Smith and Lewis Leaming will serve as pallbearers. Jeffrey W. Sawyer, Doug Niethammer, Andy Dixon, Sid Cayton, Ken Sadler and Zack Mixon will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Bonner was born in Beaufort County on July 1, 1926, son of the late Earl Wayne Bonner, Sr. and Edna Hope Hardy Bonner. He was a graduate of Aurora High School and graduated from Louisburg College and NC State University. Mr. Bonner served his country in the United States Navy as a Seabee. On June 14, 1951, he married the former Helen Gray Ayscue, who survives.  Mr. Bonner was an engineer with the NC Department of Transportation, Director of Public Works with the City of Washington and retired as the County Engineer of Beaufort County. He was a member of Aurora United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge of Aurora # 300. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Shriner and one of the original Roadrunners.  Mr. Bonner was an avid hunter, pilot and friend to all. He received the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in 2008.  In addition to his wife, Helen of the home, he is survived by his son: Carl F. Bonner and wife, Julia of Wilson, his brother: Billy Bonner and wife, Dorothy of Edward; his sister: Loyce Moore of New Bern and two grandchildren: Dantzler Bonner and Kelcey Bonner and other extended family.
The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Bonner Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Evelyn Peele Bonner

Mrs. Evelyn Peele Bonner, age 78, a resident of 211 Peele Road, Aurora, passed away Friday, February 22, 2008 at her home.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Oakhaven Cemetery, Edward, conducted by Rev. Owen Lee Peele and Rev. Earl Sadler, Jr.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Nathan Heine, Harvey Swain, Roy Allen, Scott Allen, David Mayo, Jr., and Steven West.  Mrs. Bonner was born in the Royal community on July 15, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Adolph Peele and Beatrice Virginia Hunnings Peele. Mrs. Bonner was a homemaker and a member of Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She was married to Richard Thomas Bonner, who preceded her in death, February 6, 2005.  Mrs. Bonner was a devoted mother and loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and will be missed by all.  Survivors include three daughters, Connie B. Mounce and her husband, Milford of New Bern, Pattie B. Olson and her husband, Jeff of Jacksonville, Fla., Penny B. Groome and her husband, Terry of Aurora; one son, Richard “Richie” Thomas Bonner, Jr. and his wife, Denise of Aurora; one sister, Sybil Griffith of Jamestown, N.C.; one brother, Kenneth Peele of New Bern; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at her home, 211 Peele Road, Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bonner family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, February 24, 2008)

Helen Virginia Bonner

PLAINFIELD - Helen Virginia Bonner, 72, died Saturday (Nov. 23, 2002) in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield.  Born in Washington, N.C., she lived in Plainfield 41 years. She was a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School in Washington, N.C. Mrs. Bonner was the owner along with her husband of the Bonner Maintenance Co. and was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, both in Plainfield.  Her brother, Phillip Gary, preceded her in death.  Surviving is her husband, Joseph M. Bonner Sr. of Plainfield three sons, Joseph M. Bonner Jr. (Carol Ann) and William L. Bonner, both of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Timothy G. Bonner of Plainfield a grandson, Jarrett A. Bonner and a sister, Delores Ward of Brooklyn, N.Y.  Funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 516 W. Sixth St., Plainfield. Interment is in Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in Brown's Funeral Home, 122 Plainfield Ave., Plainfield.  (Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ) – November 27, 2002; pg. B3)

Lucille Peele Bonner

Lucille Peele Bonner, age 90, of Washington, NC died Tuesday, July 30, 2013.   Cille was born on November 30, 1922 in Royal, NC. She was the daughter of the late Robert (Rob) Troy Peele, Sr. and Mollie Bonner Cuthrell Peele.  She was married to William (Bill) Crawford Bonner, Jr. on August 4, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1997.  Cille worked at Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy in Washington for 22 years. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Washington, NC.  She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Cherry) Bonner Thomas and husband, Jesse, of Bethel, NC, Peggy Bonner Jefferson, Barbara (Babs) Bonner Chandler and husband, Tommy, all of Washington, NC.  Cille had three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren – William Gregory (Greg) Thomas and wife Nicki of Raleigh, Torrey Ronald Jefferson and Mollie Bonner Jefferson of Washington. Great grandchildren are Ross, Logan, and Camryn Thomas.  Cille was preceded in death by her brother, Robert (Bob) Troy Peele, Jr. of Ayden.  There will be a graveside service for Cille at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, NC at 11:00 am Thursday, August 1, 2013. Steve Hill and Ray West will officiate.  Her family will receive friends at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2013 and at other times at Cille’s home at 804 McNair Street.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bonner family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

McCoy B. Bonner

McCoy B. Bonner, 96, 510 S. Capen Ave., Winter Park, died Thursday, March 14, of cancer. Mr. Bonner was a landscaper. Born in Bath, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1974.  He was a member of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Winter Park. Survivors: sons, Horace, Portsmouth, Va., James, Greenville, S.C.; daughters, Darlyn Dawson, Winter Park, Inez Chandler, Aberdeen, Md.; sisters, Johnnie Davis, Bath, Ruth, Bronx, N.Y.; brothers, Clifton, Archie, both of Bath; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Golden's Funeral Home, Winter Park.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – March 20, 2002; pg. B4)

Ruth Bonner

Ms. Ruth Bonner, 89, of Dover, Del., and formerly of Ransomville, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Delaware Hospital in Dover, Del.  A graveside service will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. in Holly Grove Church cemetery, Sidney community, Belhaven.  Ms. Bonner was born in Beaufort County on March 18, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Glaucus Mobile Hardy Bonner and William Thomas Bonner. She was a graduate of Beaufort County High School, Pantego. She also attended a special crafts school in Brooklyn, N.Y. She retired from the Splendor Form Bra Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. During her early years, she was a member of Holly Grove Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Sidney community, Belhaven. In Dover, Del., she was a member of Bethlehem Judah Ministries, where she served on the Mother board.  Survivors include one daughter, Yvonne Carter of Dover, Del.; one brother, Archie Bonner of Bath and one grandchild.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Christobel Greene, Magdalene Young and Johnnie Bonner Davis and five brothers, Alonzo Bonner, McCoy Bonner, Wilson Bonner, Ralph Bonner and Clifton Bonner.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – May 30, 2008)

Charles Algernon Boomer, Sr.

Charles Algernon Boomer, Sr., 71, of the 1200 block of Highland Ave., died Feb. 16, 1999, in Maryview Medical Center. He was known as ''Algernon'' or ''Boomer.''  Born in Pantego, N.C., he was a retired progress man from Norfolk Naval Shipyard with 35 years of service. He was a deacon and member of Zion Baptist Church where he participated in the Senior Choir, Men of Zion and Male Chorus.  Survivors include his wife, Thelma Y. Boomer; three daughters and sons-in-law, Audrey and Irvin Harris, Charlotte and Tony Anderson and Angela and James Christian; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Charles A. Boomer Jr., Nathaniel and Marcella Boomer, Marvin and Yvette Boomer, Ronald and Verlaine Boomer, and Bryan L. Boomer; a sister, Evelyn Monk of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother, Chesleigh Boomer of Miami, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. J. Michael Little. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 18, 1999; pg. B8)

Harold Wesley Boomer, Sr.

The Rev. Harold Wesley Boomer Sr., 83, a resident of 1242 N.C. Highway 99 North, Pantego, died Monday, April 9, 2012. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Temple Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Petronia B. Selby, 1258 N.C. Highway 99 North, Pantego. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at the chapel. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, April 14, 2012)

David Lee Boone, Jr.

Mr. David Lee Boone, Jr., age 41, of 207 North Pierce Street, Washington, NC, peacefully slipped away to be in the presence of the Lord at Beaufort County Medical Center on May 8, 2009. The funeral service will be held Friday, May 15, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Cornerstone Family Worship Center, 1918 West Fifth Street. Arrangements are by the Randolph Funeral Home, 219 Bonner Street. Rev. Harry Wilkinson will be officiating. Burial will be at the Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the active Honor Guard of the Hyde County Correctional Center.  David was born on January 25, 1968 to David Lee & Lydia Ward Boone, Sr. in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was the third of five children. He graduated from Chocowinity High School in 1987. He attended Beaufort Community College, where he received his degree in Basic Law Enforcement Training and Criminal Justice.  David was employed as a Corrections Officer with the Hyde County Correctional Center, in Fairfield, NC. He was known as Lieutenant Boone. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  David’s Celebration of Life will be remembered by his parents, David & Lydia Boone of the home; siblings: Marilyn Wilkinson (Harry), Ella Smaw, Stacey Keyes (Karl), Steven Boone (Pam), all of Washington, NC; One Maternal Grandmother: Ivia Ward of Chocowinity, NC.  His family will continue to receive family and friends at 112 Slatestone Road, Washington, NC. Services provided by the Randolph Funeral Home on Bonner Street.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 14, 2009)

Harry Lee Booth

Mr. Harry Lee Booth, 66, of 2269 Ripp Highway West, Acre Station community, Plymouth, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Northside High School with Elder Leonard Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mr. Booth was born in Beaufort County on April 10, 1936. He was the son of the late Henry Hunter Booth Sr. and Sarah Becton Booth. He attended the Beaufort County Schools. He retired in August 2001 after 32 years with Weyerhaeuser Company Fire Department. He was also associated with the Pinetown Fire Department and was owner/operator of various small businesses. On March 1, 1954, he married Delois O'Neal Booth, who survives. He was a member of Mount Calvary Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Acre Station community, where he served as a trustee.  Survivors include two daughters, Sophia Gray of Chesapeake, Va., and Doretha Evertz of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nine sons, Harry Slade of Belhaven, Ronnie Booth of Chocowinity, Henry Booth, Jimmy Booth, Charles Booth and Frazier Booth, all of Greenville, Billy Booth of Plymouth, Gregory Booth of Queens, N.Y., and Neal Booth of Washington; six sisters, Annie Jones of Newport News, Va., Rosa Minor of Edward, Carrie Randolph and Daisy Bailey, both of Plymouth, and Catherine Everett and Revonda Fields, both of Portsmouth, Va.; three brothers, Henry Booth Jr. of Plymouth, Samuel Booth of Pantego and Charlie Booth of White Plains, N.Y.; 28 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – February 21, 2003)

Frances Davis Boothe

AURORA - Frances Davis Boothe, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at home. She owned and operated Boothe Convenience Store in Aurora. She was a computer analyst for the U.S. Government and was an artist.  She is survived by one son, David Boothe of Aurora; one sister, Lois Beckwith of Marshallberg; and one grandchild.  A memorial service will be held at a later time.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – August 20, 2010)

George Garland Bosher

CHOCOWINITY, N.C. - George Garland Bosher, 65, a native of Hampton, died Friday, Aug.19, 1994.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – August 20, 1994; pg. C4)

Jane Odom Parker Bosman
May 2, 1914 - Feb. 24, 2004

HUNTSVILLE, AL. - Jane Odom Parker Bosman, of Huntsville, Alabama (formerly of Farmville, NC), youngest daughter of Surry Parker and Mary Shepard Odom Parker of Pinetown, NC, died Tuesday, February 24 at her home.  She is survived by Dr. Robert Isaac Bosman, Col. (Ret.) US Army and their four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Shepard and Cutter Hughes of AL, Katharine and Robert Sprague of CA, Pattie and Michael Schlabs of VA, and Jane and Tom Hatley of Asheville, NC; and 11 grandchildren.  Jane was born in Pinetown, NC, lived several years in the Dismal Swamp, where her father managed logging operations for Arbuckle Stave and Timber Corporation, and was educated in Norfolk, VA City Schools.  She and her future husband graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1936.  They had known each other since the fourth grade and married April 26, 1942, immediately before Lt. Bosman's departure for service in Australia and New Guinea during World War II.  While her husband was away, she ran her father's machine shop, Surry Parker Machine Works, which manufactured logging equipment.  She had also taught school and worked as a nutritionist.  She left the work force to raise four daughters and created a household fill of love and delicious food.  She became active in Democratic Party politics during the 1952 Adlai Stevenson campaign and participated zealously throughout her life, most proudly in the 1972 election, when she was the Director of Hubert Humphrey's Montgomery County, Maryland primary campaign.  With her military pathologist husband, she moved 18 times, living in many places, including Germany for seven years, and retiring to Farmville, NC in 1982, where they lived for 22 years.  Wherever she live, she considered herself a North Carolinian. (unknown newspaper but date probably circa Feb. 26, 2004)

Leonard Elec Bostic, Jr.

Mr. Leonard Elec “Boots” Bostic, Jr., age 51, a resident of 100 Cherry Road, Washington, NC died Friday May 23, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Monday May 26, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Allen Wooten.  Boots was born in Pitt County on October 15, 1956 son of the late Leonard Elec Bostic, Sr. and the late Penny Annette Nichols Bostic. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Boots married the former Sherry Ann Cox on October 15, 1979 who survives. He was a maintenance technician with Williamston Yarn Mill. Boots was a member of Frog Level Motorcycle Club.  Surviving along with his wife Sherry of the home is a sister: Pamela Williams of Ayden and a brother: James Earl Bostic of Ayden. The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Sunday May 25, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Boots’ mother-in-law: Betty Cox located at 223 East 7th Street, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bostic family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, May 25, 2008)

Anne Lesniewicz Bourvic

Mrs. Anne Lesniewicz Bourvic, 91, of 131 Hill Creek Rd., Blounts Creek, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at her home. Funeral Mass service will be today at 11 a.m. at the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and will be conducted by Father Arturo Cabra. Mrs. Bourvic was born in Toledo, Ohio on Nov., 24, 1915, to the late Frank and Jennie Sitarski Lesniewicz and on Dec. 31, 1937, she married Jean Louis Bourvic who preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1976. Mrs. Bourvic was a member of the St. Judes Roman Catholic Church in Mastic Beach, N.Y. for 60 years and was a member of the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church during her time in North Carolina. Survivors include a daughter, Frances Bourvic Marsh and husband, Bruce, of Blounts Creek; son, Jean Mathieu Bourvic and wife, Atika, of Overland Park, Kan.; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister. The family received friends Wednesday evening at Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Marc Ruquoi MD, Diane Semer MD, David Lewis MD, Maxwell Fisher MD, Pitt Memorial Oncology 3rd floor unit, Ridgewood Manor and AseraCare Hospice.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bourvic family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, October 18, 2007)

Betty Patton Bowen

Mrs. Betty Patton Bowen, age 80, a resident of 412 Fairview Ave., Washington Park, died Wednesday afternoon, November 28, 2007 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday December 2, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Rev. Sam Grist.  Mayor Tom Richter, Lloyd E. Fox, Senior Commissioner Horace Cowell, Commissioners Don Wilkinson, Zane Buckman and Jeff Peacock will serve as pallbearers. Mike Baker, George Gardner, Jo K. Smith and Dennie Dale will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Bowen was born in Knoxville, TN on August 7, 1927, daughter of the late Jack Patton and Nelle Turner Patton. In May, 1949, she married Walter J. “Bo” Bowen, Jr. who survives. Mrs. Bowen was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington where she taught Sunday School. She was a den mother with the Cub Scouts. Mrs. Bowen worked with Doctors Rodman, Partrick and Stephenson. She later was employed with the Washington Daily News where she was instrumental in setting up the advertising system.  In addition to her husband, Walter “Bo” of the home, she is survived by her two sons: Lee Bowen and his wife, Cyndi of Washington Park and Michael Bowen and his wife, Laura of Wilmington; her three grandchildren: Christopher, Dylan and Beau Bowen; her grand dog: Tessa and her brother: Ed Patton of Knightdale. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister: Joan P. Wall.  The family will receive friends 2:00-2:45 PM, one hour prior to the service on Sunday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bowen Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, November 30, 2007)

Carol Cahoon Bowen

Mrs. “Lottie” Carol Cahoon Bowen, 65, a resident of 34 Pond Acres, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at her home.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by pastor James Greene.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Elton Cutler, Jr., Frankie Bowen, Al Ange, Dave Clark, Sylvester Rodgers, and Ray McKeithan.  Mrs. Bowen was born in Beaufort county on Oct. 17, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Rudolph Charlie Cahoon and Daisy Christabell Ormond Cahoon. Mrs. Bowen was a paper carrier for the Washington Daily News. She was a member of the Bath Christian Church and attended Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.  On Nov. 2, 1962, she married William Roger Bowen, who preceded her in death March 10, 2008.  Survivors include her daughter, Brandi Beth Bowen of Raleigh; two sisters, Dorothy Wheaton and Juanita Everson, both of Washington; and two brothers, Marshall Asby of Martinsville, Va., and Edward Asby of Greenville.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bowen family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, November 23, 2008)

George Cameron Bowen

VIRGINIA BEACH - G. Cameron Bowen, 73, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2012. He was born on September 25, 1938 in Aurora, North Carolina, the son of the late Ralph and Sudie Bowen. Cameron was a self-made man and entrepreneur. He was the founder and CEO of Cameron Chemicals and South Norfolk Trucking Company. Cameron was a member of The Fertilizer Industry Roundtable, the ILA and the Town Center Club. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Jean H. Bowen. Cameron was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and devoted his life to his family. Left to cherish his life are his four sons, Jim Bowen and wife Kelly, Bobby Bowen and wife Sarina, Tommy Bowen and wife Pam and John Bowen and his special friend Sherry; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Billy Bowen and wife Bertie and his four legged best buddy, Charlie as well as a host of other loving relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home in Virginia Beach. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 2 p.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Cameron's name.   (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Mar. 25, 2012 and kindly submitted by William R. Bowen)

Marilyn Mason Bowen

Marilyn Mason Bowen, age 76, a former resident of Bath and most recently of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Carrol S. Roberson Hospice Center in Fayetteville.  Ms. Bowen was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 24, 1935, the daughter of the late Rom L. and Elizabeth Paul Mason. She graduated from Bath High School and attended East Carolina for two years. Ms. Bowen was a bookkeeper and worked for John Deere until her retirement after 50 years of service. She was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ in Bath.  Ms. Bowen is survived by a sister, Polly Mason Strickland and husband Sheldon of Fayetteville; nieces and nephews, Ronnie B. Mason, Margaret M. Garnes, Linda Mason, Pat Shannon, Marc Strickland and Elizabeth Strickland. She was preceded in death by a brother Roland B. Mason.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clair’s Church of Christ in Bath, officiated by pastor Craig Hagen.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Bowen family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, November 1, 2011)

Mazel Davidson Bowen

Mrs. Mazel Davidson Bowen, age 82, a resident of 3089 NC Highway 92 East, Washington, died Wednesday afternoon, May 3, 2006 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday May 6, 2006 at the First Church of Christ in Washington, officiated by Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Leon Norman, Mike Nichols, Ty Carter, Buddy Brickhouse, Macon Deans and John Mullis will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Bowen was born in Beaufort County on November 30, 1923, daughter of the late Walter Davidson and Ethel Sullivan Davidson Harris. On November 16, 1943, she married H.C. Bowen who survives. Mrs. Bowen was a homemaker.  In addition to her husband, H.C. Bowen, Jr. of the home, she is survived by her daughter: Rebecca Smith and her husband, Ed of Blounts Creek; her brothers: Jessie Leon Davidson and his wife, Frances; Thomas R. “Duck” Davidson and Richard Harris all of Washington and William Henry Harris and his wife, Gail of Newport News, VA; her grandchildren: Gary Chrismon and his wife, Sandy; William Chrismon and his wife, Lori; Mike Meekins; and her great grandchildren: Brittany, Kelly and MacKenzie Chrismon, Macon and Brian Deans and Anthony Burton. Her daughter, Carolyn Bowen Chrismon preceded her in death on April 10, 2006. She is also preceded in death by two brothers: Alvin Davidson and Walter “Buddy” Davidson.  The family would like to thank the caregivers over the last five years, especially Gwen Sullivan and Debra Green.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 p.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bowen Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, May 5, 2006)

William Roger Bowen

Mr. William “Roger” Bowen, age 68, a resident of 34 Pond Acres, River Road, Washington, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Rev. James Green.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Elton Clark, Jr., Frankie Bowen, Al Ange, Dave Clark, Sylvester Rogers, and Ray McKeithan.  Mr. Bowen was born in Beaufort County on February 9, 1940. He was the son of the late Willie J. Bowen and Lucille Boyd Bowen. Mr. Bowen served in the National Guard. He retired from Grand Union (Big Star Grocery Stores) with 28 years of service. Later, Mr. Bowen was manager of Empire Gas for six years. For the past nine years, Mr. Bowen had worked in the Circulation Department at the Washington Daily News. He was a member of the Long Acre Christian Chapel Church.  On November 2, 1962, Mr. Bowen married the former “Lottie” Carol Cahoon, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Brandi Beth Bowen of Raleigh and one brother, Frankie J. Bowen of Plymouth.  The family will receive friends at the home from 12 noon to 3:00 pm Tuesday, March 11, 2008.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bowen family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

David Bowers

David Bowers, age 74, a resident of Egret Bay, Pamlico Plantation, Washington, NC, and formerly of Belhaven, NC and Georgetown, ME , passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor. There will be a celebration of his life at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, officiated by The Rev. Ray Souza. Interment will be in the Bowers family plot at Oakdale Cemetery. There will be a reception at the home following the interment and the family will receive friends at other times at the home.   Mr. Bowers was born January 3, 1940 in Monterrey, Mexico son of the late Joseph Tayloe Bowers and Anna Mae Kirn Bowers. He was a graduate of Tulane University Mr. Bowers served in the US Air Force. He was President and CEO and later Chairman of Woodex Bearing Co. in Georgetown, ME for 31 years. Mr. Bowers was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Myatt Bowers and in 1994 they moved to Belhaven, NC. They recently moved to Pamlico Plantation. He was a Rotarian in Belhaven for 18 years, a member of the Down East Seniors Club and the Belhaven Yacht Club. Mr. Bowers was an avid sailor and cruiser and one-time boat builder.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Bowers is survived by his brother, Joseph Tayloe Bowers, Jr. of Houston, TX and his sisters, Mary K. DeLurgio of La Cañada Flintridge, CA and Judy Reilly of La Crescenta, CA.   (Hillside Funeral Service)

Jarl Ellis Bowers

Mr. Jarl Ellis Bowers, 89, of 108 Washington Harbor Drive, died Saturday August 18, 2007 at his home.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church conducted by the Reverend Kevin Johnson. Frank Johnston, Jimmy Johnston, Tomp Litchfield Jr., Bill Litchfield, Charlie Bowers, Fred Scales, Lex Mann and Ralph Hodges III will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Bowers was born in Washington on February 24, 1918, son of the late B. Frank Bowers and Lucy Tayloe Bowers. He attended Washington schools, The Citadel in Charleston, SC and the University of Maryland. On March 3, 1951 he married the former Grey Worley who preceded him in death. Mr. Bowers was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Tayloe Bowers and a sister, Lucy Bowers Johnston. Mr. Bowers is survived by a sister, Francis Bowers Litchfield of Washington: one niece, Tennys Bowers Owens; five nephews, Charlie Tayloe Bowers, James Marion Johnston Jr., Franklin Bowers Johnston, Thompson D. Litchfield Jr. and William Franklin Litchfield.  Mr. Bowers was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska and Europe in the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. For many years, he was engaged in the insurance business and dealt in stocks and bonds. He was a former board member of Seaboard Savings and Loan now Cooperative Savings and Loan, a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club, the Committee of 100 and was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where he had served on the Vestry and as treasurer of the All Soul’s Fund for over 50 years.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bowers family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, August 20, 2007)

Evelyn Burnell Wade Bowman

Mrs. Evelyn Burnell Wade Bowman, age 86, a resident of 9656 NC Hwy 99 S., Bath, NC died Saturday November 17, 2012 at Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 PM Monday November 19, 2012 at Odd Fellows Cemetery of Belhaven officiated by Tim Oakes, Craig Hagen and Bud Ball.  Mrs. Bowman was born in Beaufort County on April 18, 1926 daughter of the late Charlie Monroe Wade and the late George Annie Williams Wade. She married Charlie Ray Bowman who preceded her in death on August 10, 1981. Mrs. Bowman was a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ and loved to travel.  Survivors include a son: Ray Wesley Bowman and his wife Mildred of Belhaven; a daughter: Ann Marie Paul of Bath and two grandchildren: Grace Paul of Greenville and Joseph Blake Paul of Bath. Mrs. Bowman was predeceased by a son-in-law: Lewis Ray Paul, Jr.; two brothers: Ellize Wade and Earl Wade and three sisters: Elizabeth Wade, Elva Malosh and Era Radcliffe.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Bowman’s daughter: Ann Marie Paul located at 9656 NC Hwy 99 South, Bath, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Bowman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Amanda Dunn Boyd

Ms. Amanda “Paulette” Dunn Boyd, age 63, a resident of 630 Possum Track Road, Chocowinity, died Friday, December 26, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A graveside service will be held 12 noon, Tuesday, January 30, 2008 at Wesley Cemetery, Chocowinity, conducted by Pastor Travis Boyd.  Ms. Boyd was born in Wilson on August 4, 1945. She was the daughter of Audrey Taylor Dunn, who survives and the late Fred Dunn. Ms. Boyd was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Wilmar.  Survivors include two daughters, Amy Boyd Cox and her husband, Lindsay Cox of Washington, Audrey Boyd and her companion, Earnie Glover of Washington; her mother, Audrey Dunn of Chocowinity; her brother, Fred Dunn, Jr. and his wife, Margaret Dunn of Chocowinity; her sister, Diann Ledbetter and her husband, Buddy Ledbetter of Charlotte; her grandchild, Ashley Cox; honorary grandchild, Lexi Buck and former husband, David Boyd of Chocowinity.  In addition to her father, Ms. Boyd was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Dunn.  The family will receive friends at the home, 630 Possum Track Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, December 28, 2008)

Audrey Leigh Sikes Boyd

Mrs. Audrey Leigh Sikes Boyd, 70, of 1153 Respess Road, Pinetown died Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at her home.  A funeral service will held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 10, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Mike Caton officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Craig Boyd, Christopher Boyd, Brian Moffitt, Ray Sikes, Gary Sikes, Wayne Sikes, Garrett Boyd and Phil McRoy will serve as pallbearers.  Doug Boyd, Todd Boyd, Lee Sikes, David Sikes and William Gerald Boyd, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.   The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Friday, May 9, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington and other times at the home, 1153 Respess Road, Pinetown.  Audrey was born in Beaufort County on March 27, 1938 to the late Raymond Leroy Sikes and Audrey Alligood Sikes.  On December 26, 1955, she married Hugh Norton Boyd, who survives.  She was a devoted wife and mother who helped with the family farm.  She was a member of Rosemary Church of Christ and previously an active member of Everett’s Church of Christ.  Audrey graduated from Bath High School in 1956.   She graduated from Beaufort County Community College in 1991 with an Associate Degree in Business Administration.     Survivors include her husband, Hugh Norton Boyd of the home; a son, William Earl (Billy) Boyd and wife, Vickie of Bath; two daughters, Karen Leigh Boyd of Pinetown and Audrey (Elaine) Boyd Thurmon and special friend, Mitch Biggs; two grandsons, William Craig Boyd and wife, Elizabeth Sloan Boyd of Four Oaks, and Christopher Michael Boyd and wife, Sarah Wuntke Boyd of Greenville; one granddaughter, Candice Marie Boyd Moffitt and husband, Brian Moffitt of Mt. Pleasant; two great-grandchildren, Elijah Clark Moffitt and Samuel Christopher Boyd; three brothers, Raymond Earl Sikes and wife, Norma of Kensington, MD, Allen Randolph Sikes and wife, Donna of Bath, and Lindsay Sikes and wife, Sandra of Washington; and one sister, Alice Marie Welch and husband, A.J. of Neptune Beach, FL.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David Daniel Sikes.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Bonnie Woolard Boyd

Mrs. Bonnie Woolard Boyd, age 92, of 8649 Hwy 264 East, Washington, NC, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 25, 2011 at Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ, 8962 Hwy 264 East, Washington, NC, conducted by Dennis R. Davis. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  There will be a gathering of family and friends to honor her from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the church fellowship hall prior to the service.  Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Douglas Boyd, Todd Boyd and Brandon Boyd; her great grandsons: Justin Boyd, Garrett Boyd, Dawson Boyd, Sean Winborne and Jim Woolard.  Mrs. Boyd was born December 21, 1918 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late William Charles Woolard and Calvenia Cox Woolard. On October 17, 1936, she married Carmer P. Boyd. They celebrated 66 years together before his death in 2002. Mrs. Boyd was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and was a homemaker. She was a member of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ.  She leaves behind to celebrate her life two daughters: Sylvia B. Timmons and husband, Dr. Robert Timmons of Bald Head Island, NC; Phyllis B. Boyd and husband, James R. Boyd of Washington, NC and one son, C. Phillip Boyd and Valerie Boyd of Washington, NC; four grandchildren, Douglas L. Boyd and wife, Tammy Boyd; James Todd Boyd and wife, Amanda Boyd; Lori W. Winborne and husband, Jimmy Winborne and Brandon Boyd and wife, Katie Boyd; nine great grandchildren, Justin Boyd, Garrett Boyd, Sarabeth Boyd, Meredith Boyd, Dawson Boyd, Anneleise Waters, Cameron Waters, Sean Winborne and Kristin Winborne.  Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by seven sisters, Lillian W. Davenport, Willie Mae Woolard, Audrey W. Daniels, Margie W. Keel, Inda W. Waters, Daisy W. Woolard, Millie W. Alligood and a brother, Hilliard Woolard. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ken Waters, Jr.  She is survived by a special niece, Patsy Harris and her very dear friend, Trudy Gurganus. Special thanks to caregiver Melanie Toler and all the caring ladies at Community Hospice especially her nurse, Phileta Holland.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Callie Mae Roberson Boyd

Mrs. Callie Mae Roberson Boyd, age 82, of 2658 Terrapin Track Rd., Washington died Tuesday May 29, 2007.  Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens and will be officiated by Pastor Phillip Jethro.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort Co. on August 19, 1924 to the late Charlie and Sallie Alligood Roberson and on January 23, 1948 she married Acie Alton Boyd who preceded her in death on July 4, 2002. She was a member of the Alligood Church of God and was a door greeter at Wal-Mart, a job that she really enjoyed doing.  Survivors include one son, Michael Boyd and his wife Cathy of Washington, three grandchildren, Michael D. Boyd and wife Wendy of Plymouth, Chadwick Boyd and Matthew Boyd both of Washington and two great grandchildren, Gavin and Gracie Boyd of Plymouth. She was preceded in death by one brother, Orville Roberson, her twin sister, Allie Gray Dixon and her older sister, Irma Lea Woolard.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Boyd’s son Michael Boyd, 2690 Terrapin Track Rd., Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, May 30, 2007)

Callie Phrocine Windley Boyd

Mrs. Callie Phrocine Windley Boyd, age 93, a resident of 376 Respess Road, Pinetown, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008 at Everetts Church of Christ, conducted by Dennis R. Davis. Burial follows in Windley Cemetery, Respess Road, Pinetown.  Mrs. Boyd’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Bobby Price, Jr., William L. “Lanie” Price, Timothy Boyd, Jay Boyd, Mark R. Boyd, Butch Oliver, Gregory Ormand, Jr., Steve Van Staalduinen and Derek Woolard. Her remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1915. She was the daughter of the late William Samuel Windley and Ada Elizabeth Braddy Windley. Mrs. Boyd was a graduate of Atlantic Christian College. She taught 4th grade at Pinetown school for a short time. Mrs. Boyd was a member of Everetts Church of Christ, the Ladies Aide of the church and the Pinetown Senior Citizens.  On May 27, 1938, she married Ferrell Vance Boyd, who preceded her in death, March 3, 1989.  Mrs. Boyd is survived by three daughters, Annie B. Price and her husband Robert E. Price, Christine B. Oliver and her husband Fernie H. Oliver, Jr. all of Pinetown, Barbara B. Young and her husband James H. Young of Franklinton, N.C.; one son, Robert F. Boyd and his wife Jackie S. Houston of Greenville; 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 376 Respess Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, July 24, 2008)

Carl Elwood Boyd

Mr. Carl Elwood Boyd, age 88, a resident of 1470 Pocosin Road, Pinetown, died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 17, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Tad Tankard and Keith Tankard. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Will Tankard, Zack Tankard, Sam Bateman, Tony Mirabella, Chris Moon and Ed House. Billy Boyd, Doug Boyd, Todd Boyd and Horace Waters will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on January 3, 1925. He was the son of the late William Zachary Boyd and Geneva Pearl Waters Boyd. Mr. Boyd served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Boyd was a retired farmer. He was a newspaper carrier for the Washington Daily News for 20 years, working to age 85. Mr. Boyd carried the newspaper in the Plymouth area. He was a member of the Athens Chapel Church of Christ. Mr. Boyd enjoyed the mountains and the outdoors. In his spare time, he loved to read, build things, garden and ride in the car.  On February 7, 1953, Mr. Boyd married the former Elsie Hunter Bowen, who survives.  Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Elsie of the home; three daughters, Carlene Boyd Bateman and husband, Allen of Beaufort County, Yvonne Boyd Tankard and husband, Keith of Bath; Georgia Ann Boyd of Pinetown; one brother, Hugh Norton Boyd of Pinetown; six grandchildren, Will Tankard and wife, Meredith Lockley Tankard of Holly Springs, Zack Tankard and wife, Emily Dunbar Tankard of Washington, Ginger Tankard Mirabella and husband, Tony of Bath, Mary Hunter Bateman Moon and husband, Chris, Sam Bateman and wife, Kelly Metcalfe Bateman, Rachel Bateman House and husband, Ed; 15 great grandchildren and sister in law, Marie Boyd of Pinetown.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Boyd and a brother, Gerald Boyd.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at the home, 1470 Pocosin Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Carrie Boyd

Carrie Boyd, 93, 1707 W. 29th St., Orlando, died Thursday, March 10.  Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker.  Born in Washington, N.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1984. She was Unitarian. Survivors: sister, Esther, Philadelphia; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Mitchell's Funeral Home, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – March 16, 1994; pg. D6)

Clyde Nicholson Boyd

Mr. Clyde Nicholson Boyd, age 84, a resident of 605 Wilson Street, Washington died Thursday May 29, 2014 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 4:00 PM on Sunday June 1, 2014 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington officiated by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in the Latham Cemetery in Pinetown. Brian Lamb, Austin Lamb, Joshua Boyd, Wayne Boyd, Jr., Glenn Mercer and Bo Boyd will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born in Pinetown, NC on August 17, 1929, son of the late Clyde Macon Boyd and Media Asby Boyd. On April 17, 1954, he married the former Verna Rae Harris who survives. He served his country in the US Army, was a member of the American Legion, Woodmen of the World, Red Men and Moose Lodges and an honorary member of the Pinetown Ruritan Club. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Pinetown Church of Christ. He retired from TexasGulf as lead warehouseman and enjoyed working in the yard and carpentry work.  In addition to his wife, Verna of the home, he is survived by his children: Darrell Lane Boyd and wife Katie of Pinetown, Richard Thomas Boyd of Washington, Pamela Rae Boyd Lamb and husband James of Virginia and Jeffery Nicholson Boyd and wife Kim of Clayton; his grandchildren: Brian Lamb, Austin Lamb, Ashley Lamb, Keiley Lamb, Matt Boyd, Katie Boyd, Lauren Boyd and Joshua Boyd and his brother: Harold Garner Boyd and wife Lillian of Washington. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter: Brenda Carol Boyd and his brothers: Wendell Dewey Boyd and Wayne Nelson Boyd.  The family will receive friends 6:00-7:30 PM on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Cottie Elizabeth Selby Boyd

Mrs. Cottie Elizabeth Selby Boyd, 93, a resident of Greenfield Place and formerly of Jackson Swamp Road, Bath, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Stephen Community Church in the Bayview community of Bath, with the Rev. Gary Best officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on July 15, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Jamie and Bell S. Moore. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Johnnie Boyd Sr., who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Stephen Community Church, where she served on the mother board.  Survivors include two sons, Ted T. Moore of Blounts Creek and Johnnie Boyd Jr. of Grimesland; one brother, James Moore of Norfolk, Va.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie Jr. and Gloria Boyd, 1907 Blackjack Grimesland Road, Grimesland.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, October 18, 2008)

Dallas Elks Boyd

Mrs. Dallas Elks Boyd, age 89, a resident of 1515 Wharton Station Road, Washington died Thursday, March 15, 2007 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 17, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Kevin Boyd, Benton Daw, Willie Toler, Randy Ross, Hilton Noe and Jimmie Perry.  Her great-grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers: Zachary, Joshua, and Nicholas Ross, Zeke Alvarez and Austin Boyd.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Pitt county on April 26, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Daniel Elks and Amy Hamm Elks. Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ. Mrs. Boyd sang in the church choir as long as her health permitted. She was a member and former secretary of the Golden Agers Sunday School class. Mrs. Boyd was also a member of the Circle #3 of the church and the “JOY” group.  On November 20, 1932, she married Willie C. Boyd, who preceded her in death on February 5, 1975.  Survivors include her four children, Linwood Earl Boyd and his wife, Joyce, Danny L. Boyd, Cheryl B. Toler and Karen Daw Edwards and her husband, J. F. “Jeff” all of Washington; six grandchildren, Kevin Boyd, Tammy B. Ross, Alyson Boyd, Cheryl Lee Noe, Willie Toler, Benton Daw; seven great grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua and Nicholas Ross, Zeke Alvarez, Leanne Harlie Noe, Austin Boyd, Alexis Boyd; two brothers, Lester Elks and his wife, Dorothy of Grimesland, C.S. Elks and his wife, Nellie, of Chocowinity; two sisters, Doris Moore of Charlotte, Evelyn Edwards of Simpson; and sister in law, Vivian Elks of Grimesland.  In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by a grandson, Charlie Toler; a great grandson, Justin Boyd; a sister, Janie Elks Brame; and a brother, Tommy Elks.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Friday, March 16, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 15, 2007)

Dalmon Edison Boyd

Dalmon Edison Boyd, age 72, a resident of Archbell Rd., Bath, NC passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. There will be a graveside celebration of his life at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 6 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, officiated by Curtis White. Special music will be provided by Brenda Godley. Vernon Godley, Harold Ormond, Jr., Guy Cutler, and J.C. Morgan will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:45 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC and travel in procession to the cemetery following the visitation. They will receive friends at other times at the home.  Dalmon was born June 30, 1941, in Beaufort County, son of the late Jatha Boyd and Marie Warren Boyd who survives. He was a 1960 graduate of Bath High School. He married Lois Ann Armstrong Boyd who survives. Dalmon was a dragline operator with Texas Gulf/PCS for 23 years and also farmed. He was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and a past Ruritan Club member. In 1994 he opened Old Town Country Kitchen and continued working there until 2001.  In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his son, Dalmon Edison "Dal" Boyd, Jr. and wife Robin Ann of Bath; his daughter, Cindy B. Burke and husband Mike of Kinston; his brothers, Halston "Buddy" Boyd and wife Glenda and Tony Boyd all of Bath; his sister, Sandra Dupree and husband Claude of Bath; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Boyd, Isaiah Boyd, Caroline Boyd, Steven Warren and wife Samantha, and Matthew Warren; and his step grandchildren, Tony Castro and Mikal Burke.  In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his son, Ormond "Craig" Boyd, in 1990 and his first wife, Carolyn Faye Keech in 1965.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

David Boyd

David "Reid" Boyd, age 78, a native of the Gum Swamp community of Beaufort County, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, June 16, 2007 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Cash Beveridge. Burial will follow in the Woolard Family Cemetery, Gum Swamp community, Washington.  Mr. Boyd’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on September 5, 1928. He was the son of the late Mack David Boyd and Carrie Hodges Boyd. Mr. had resided most of his life in Kinston at the Caswell Center, with his brother, Jason, who preceded him in death, February 28, 2004.  Survivors include his sister, Ardis Gallagher of Herndon, Va.  In addition to his parents and his brother, Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora Fern Boyd and Samy Woolard Faulkner.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 Noon until the funeral hour at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home - Thursday, June 14, 2007)

Dennis Woodrow Boyd, Jr.

Mr. Dennis “Woodrow” Boyd, Jr., age 68, a former resident of Pocosin Road, Pinetown, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at his home in Charlotte.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 21, 2010 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Bobby Wallace, Jr. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Bill Shavender, Roland Hamilton, Cecil Lilley, Benjamin Boyd, Scott Swink, and Robbie Swink.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on August 14, 1942. He was the son of the late Dennis Woodrow Boyd, Sr. and Hattie Elizabeth Lilley Boyd. Mr. Boyd served in the National Guard. He was a sheeter operator in the Fine Paper Division of Weyerhaeuser, retiring in 2006 with 41 years of service. Mr. Boyd was a member of Everetts Church of Christ.  On July 9, 1965, Mr. Boyd married the former Peggy Hamilton, who preceded him in death, July 3, 2005.  Mr. Boyd is survived by his daughter, Tracy Boyd Pellin and her husband, Mark of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Olivia Pellin and Nathaniel Pellin both of Charlotte; two sisters, Susan Boyd of Washington, Sybil Wallace of Pinetown; and two brothers, Larry Boyd of Washington and Mark A. Boyd of Pinetown.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, August 20, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his sister, Sybil Wallace, 1075 Biggs Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Donna Cutler Boyd

Donna Cutler Boyd, age 84, a resident at Elmcroft of Northridge, Raleigh NC, formerly of Smith Shores, Belhaven, died Saturday afternoon, May 22, 2010.  A graveside funeral service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, officiated by Father Kevin Johnson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday May 25, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service.  Donna was born in Beaufort County on October 7, 1925, daughter of the late Caleb and Margaret Cutler.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie H. Boyd, who passed away in 1995.  Donna was a 1944 graduate of Bath High School.  She was employed by the Beaufort County Agriculture Agency for 20 years and was past president of the Beaufort County Mental Health Association, the Beaufort County Community Concert Association, and closest to her heart, the Saturday Night Jamboree.  Mrs. Boyd was a 19 year breast cancer survivor and a regular participant of the Relay for Life.  Donna always enjoyed spending time fishing and crabbing on the Pungo Creek in front of her home, cooking and traveling with her family and friends.  She was actively involved with community affairs and enjoyed going with other volunteers from Saint Peter's Episcopal Church once a month to the Beaufort County Nursing Home to help patients celebrate their birthdays with songs and treats.  Donna, as a lifelong lover of music and past long time member of Saint Peter's Choir, was always willing to burst into song with family, friends or just by herself.  Donna was preceded in death by her first husband H. Clifton Newberry and her second husband Robert L. Parry; along with her four brothers, Cecil Cutler, Leroy Cutler, Julian Cutler, and John B. Cutler; her two sisters Linda Marsh and Carrie Gurganus, and her niece Wendy Gurganus and nephew Thomas Cutler.  She is survived by daughters Henrietta Knox and husband Jesse of Raleigh, and Mary Tankard and husband Lee of Bath; granddaughters Jessica Knox of Sterling, VA and Elizabeth Tankard of Greenville; step-grandsons Lee D. Tankard Jr. and wife Cheryl of Raleigh, John Tankard of Washington and Alston Tankard and wife Lisa of Washington; great granddaughters Ashley Tankard of Greenville, Alyssa and Catherine Tankard of Washington; and many dearly loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Pallbearers will be Scott Cutler, Alston Tankard, Lee Tankard Jr., David Ellis, Sam Windley and Richard Seale.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Edgar L. Boyd

Mr. Edgar L. Boyd, 68, of Greenville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.  A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. Boyd was a native of Beaufort County and a lifelong resident of Greenville. He was a 1956 graduate of Bath High School and a 1960 graduate of N.C. State University. He received a master’s degree in agricultural education in 1973 and a doctorate of education in adult and community college education in 1983, both from N.C. State University. He served in the Army, graduating from the U.S. Army War College and achieving the rank of full colonel. He served as acting chief of staff with the 120th ARCOM division and deputy chief of staff for resource management. He served in the Army Reserve for more than 30 years.  During his 31-year career with Pitt Community College, Mr. Boyd was responsible for the advancement of adult education serving as director from 1972 to 1978 and as dean of students until 1989. He then served as executive vice president until his retirement in 1998. He was one of the community leaders who initiated the Pitt County Tech Prep program which assists high school students in their preparation for technical careers.  In 1999, Gov. James B. Hunt awarded him the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Pitt Community College Board of Trustees and was a three-time recipient of the Pitt Community College Community Service Award. Pitt Community College established the Dr. Edgar L. Boyd endowed scholarship in 1999 in his honor.  He served on the board of directors for the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce for six years, where he was on numerous committees and was a former member of the University City Kiwanis Club, where he was on the board of directors and as chairman of special projects. He served as campaign chairman for the Pitt County United Way. He served on the City of Greenville Transit Authority Transportation Committee as well as the Regional Private Industry Council and Workforce Development Board.  He was married to Loretta Woolard Boyd, who preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Linda McLawhorn Boyd, who survives. He was a former member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, where he served as elder, deacon, lay leader and Sunday school teacher and was a founding member and elder of Christ’s Church on Davenport Farm Road in Greenville.  Survivors include one daughter, Janet Boyd Barclay of High Point; two sons, Jeffrey S. Boyd of Cary and Jason Boyd of Greenville; three stepdaughters, Gina W. Wooten of Farmville, Amy W. Faust and Christy W. Mewborn, both of Greenville; one sister, Ada Louise Mizell of Bear Grass; three grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Nicole Elizabeth Boyd, in 2003.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 2, 2006)

Edward Boyd

Mr. Edward “Sonny” Boyd of Washington died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest “Cotton” Brown, 6183 Clark’s Neck Road, Washington.  Arrangements will be announced by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 28, 2006)

Elizabeth "Becky" Edens Boyd

WASHINGTON, NC - Becky Boyd, 62, of 107 Village Circle, Washington, died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday,  April 30, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Arnold Pressey officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Family Cemetery, Pinetown. Christopher Boyd, Wesley Wallace, Fred Howell, Wes Williams, Ben Allen and Gary Respess will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of her son Robbie Boyd, 4421 Archbell Road, Bath.  Becky was born on August 22, 1945 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of Sidney Johnson Edens and Elizabeth Keaton Edens. She graduated from Belhaven High School. On February 29, 1964 she married William L. “Billy” Boyd who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Becky was known for be a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Survivors include three sons, Robbie Boyd and wife Kathy of Bath, Steven Boyd of Belhaven and Billy Joe Boyd of Belhaven; one brother Sidney Edens and wife Phyllis of New Bern; four grandchildren Christopher, Shelby and Savanna Boyd of Bath and Taylor Boyd of Pinetown; and two nephews Johnny and Scott Edens of New Bern.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, May 1, 2008)

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Ms. Elizabeth "Becky" Edens Boyd, 62, of 107 Village Circle, died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Arnold Pressey officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Family Cemetery, Pinetown. Christopher Boyd, Wesley Wallace, Fred Howell, Wes Williams, Ben Allen and Gary Respess will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of her son, Robbie Boyd, 4421 Archbell Road, Bath.  Becky was born on August 22, 1945, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of Sidney Johnson Edens and Elizabeth Keaton Edens. She graduated from Belhaven High School. On February 29, 1964, she married William L. "Billy" Boyd, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Becky was known for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Survivors include three sons, Robbie Boyd and wife, Kathy, of Bath, Steven Boyd of Belhaven and Billy Joe Boyd of Belhaven; one brother, Sidney Edens and wife, Phyllis, of New Bern; four grandchildren, Christopher, Shelby and Savanna Boyd of Bath and Taylor Boyd of Pinetown; and two nephews, Johnny and Scott Edens of New Bern.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, May 2, 2008)

Emily Marie Wallace Boyd

Mrs. Emily Marie Wallace Boyd, age 84, a resident of 465 Ripp Highway, Plymouth, died December 4, 2008 as consequences of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2008 at Pinetown Church of Christ, officiated by Kent Gurganus. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, located on Long Ridge Road, Pinetown.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Joshua Boyd, Jonathan Boyd, Brett Davenport, Hunter Wood, Charlie F. Wallace III and Bobby Woolard.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on January 27, 1924, daughter of the late Charlie Frank Wallace, Sr. and Edith Pauline Woolard Wallace. She was a 1941 graduate of Bath High School. On July 18, 1944, she married Jesse L. Boyd, also a native of Beaufort County, who preceded her in death on March 4, 1997. Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker and a very faithful member of Pinetown Church of Christ for 42 years. She was also a member of the DAV Auxiliary.  Mrs. Boyd is survived by her son, Kenneth L. Boyd of Washington; her daughters, Sheila B. Talton and her husband, David Talton of Wendell, NC and Paula B. Wood and her husband, Nathan Wood of Washington; her daughter-in-law, Kathy W. Boyd of Washington; her brothers, Gary L. Brinn of Washington and Sherial L. Brinn of Summerville, SC; her sister, Wanda B. Allen of Cocoa Beach, FL and five grandchildren, Wesley Brett Davenport, Joshua Michael Boyd, Jonathan Aaron Boyd, Kristi Marie Wood and Hunter Nathaniel Wood.  In addition to her husband and her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Michael D. Boyd and her brother, Charlie F. Wallace, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 465 Ripp Highway, Plymouth.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 6, 2008)

Felton Edward Boyd, Sr.

HAMPTON - Felton Edward Boyd, Sr., a Peninsula resident for over 50 years, died Tuesday, May 17, 1994, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was 81 years old. Mr. Boyd was born in Pinetown, N.C., on Dec. 16, 1912. He was a local barber for over 40 years and owned and operated Boyd Brothers Barber Shop in Newport News. He was a longtime member of Northside Church of Christ in Newport News. He is survived by his wife, Clara Waters Boyd; a son, F. Edward Boyd Jr.; and a daughter, Jean Daugherty, both of Hampton; four brothers, Earl W. Boyd of Williamsburg, Winslow Boyd of Carrollton, Marvin Boyd of Bath, N.C., and Holmes Boyd of Newport News; two sisters, Marie Cherry of Williamston, N.C., and Ruth McGowan of Washington, N.C.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Burial and graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – May 20, 1994; pg. C4)

Frances Carol Boyd

Mrs. Frances Carol Boyd, 70 years of age, a resident of 3099 Respess Road, Pinetown, N.C., went on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Paul Boyd, as well as her children, Jason O. Boyd, Jeanne Boyd Harris and Melissa Boyd; a daughter-in-law, Angela Burris Boyd and son-in-law, Alton Ray Harris, Jr. Carol loved dearly and will miss her two grand babies, Darren and Brandon Harris.  She was also the daughter of the late Teamus and Mildred Boyd of Pinetown and sister of Grace Satterthwaite, married to Bruce Satterthwaite, of Pinetops and the late David Boyd of Engelhard. She was a 1962 graduate of Bath High School.  The family of Carol would like to express its deepest gratitude to the many Pinetown and Bunyan Rescue and EMS workers who always responded quickly and took such great care of her in her hour of need. They would also like to thank Donna Grady, her at home nurse, for the tender care and kindness she always showed to Carol. On more than one occasion she has gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide for Carol, tending to her and keeping her comfortable. Your heart for care giving was deeply appreciated.  A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at her home church of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m., with a viewing on the same day beginning at 5:00 p.m. till 6:30 p.m.. Pastor David Young will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Adrian Boyd, Larry Boyd, Neal Boyd, Wade Biggs, Mark Bowen and Tomas Ramirez. She will be buried at Pamlico Memorial Gardens the following day, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  The family will receive guests at the church at the time of the viewing and other times at the family home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Five Points Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Paul Boyd, Treasurer, 3099 Respess Road, Pinetown, N.C. 27865.  Carol was a beloved wife, mother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed. If you were privileged to know Carol, you were truly blessed. We have no doubt that after she took her last breath, she was then being welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will miss everything about her.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

George Allen Boyd

George Allen Boyd, age 71, a resident of 86 B & B Lane, Blounts Creek, NC died Monday August 6, 2012 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday August 9, 2012 at Edward Christian Church officiated by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in Warren Memorial Cemetery in Blounts Creek. Brian Warren, Mayhew Banks, Frank Richards, Jr., Jesse Kinnion, Steve Brewer and Johnny Tripp will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born in Aurora on June 1, 1941 son of the late George Allen Boyd and the late Alice Winifred Lee Boyd. He was a graduate of Aurora High School and continued his education at a diesel mechanic technical school in Tennessee. Mr. Boyd married the former Betty Lou Fleming on September 5, 1964 who preceded him in death on February 17, 2006. He was a member of Edward Christian Church.  Survivors include a son: Gregory Boyd and his wife Regina of Washington; a daughter: Genna B. Leary and her husband Shane of Washington; a mother-in-law: Mary Fleming of Blounts Creek; a special friend: Jeannette Rowe; two sisters: Maxine B. Kinnion and Opal R. Nixon both of Blounts Creek and five grandchildren: Matthew Boyd, Schyler Boyd, Lindsay Boyd, Connor Leary and Elizabeth Grace Leary. Mr. Boyd is predeceased by his parents, wife and a step brother: George Allen Rowe.  The family will receive friends 7 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday August 8, 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 Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

George Calvin Boyd

Mr. George Calvin Boyd, 84, a resident of 535 Van Norden St., Washington, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cathedral Fresh Fire Church, Greenville. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight at Loving Union Free Will Baptist Church, Washington. Arrangements are by Rountree Family Mortuary & Cremation Service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 17, 2012)

Hazel Cayton Boyd

Mrs. Hazel Cayton Boyd, age 96, a resident of 2407 Tunstall Swamp Rd., Aurora, died Sunday June 7, 2009, at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Robert Cayton and the Rev. Wesley Taylor.  Burial will follow in the Cayton Family Cemetery.  Donald Boyd, John Boyd, James Dillon, Brian Dillon, Paul Cannon, Shanon Carter, and Chris Olzinski will serve as pallbearers.  Darrell Cayton and Carl Cayton will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyd was born on Tunstall Swamp Road, Aurora, on Oct. 19, 1912, daughter of the late Barney West Cayton and the late Lucy Artelia Hardy Cayton.  She was a 1930 graduate of Aurora High School and married Johnnie Thomas Boyd on Dec. 24, 1930, who preceded her in death on June 12, 1979.  Mrs. Boyd was a member of White Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a valued member of its Ladies Auxiliary and the treasurer for her church for many years.  She was a former member of the Beaufort County Home Extension, loved genealogy, sewing, knitting, crocheting and gardening.  Survivors include a daughter, Barbara B. Wilson and her husband, Delano, of Winterville; a son, Chestine "C.G." Boyd and his wife, Peggy, of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Connye Boyd Dillon and her husband, James, Donald West Boyd and his wife, Patricia, John Scott Boyd and his wife, Victoria, Marjolein Wilson Cannon and her husband, Paul, and Barbara Dell Wilson Carter and her husband, Shanon; and seven great-grandchildren, Brian Dillon, Christina Dillon, Caroline Olzinski and her husband, Christopher, Richard Boyd, Jennifer Boyd, Lauren Boyd and Hailey Nelda Cannon.  Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by a daughter, Nelda West Boyd; and two brothers, Robert B. Cayton and Chestine West Cayton.  The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Young, Carla and Denise for their care and Mrs. Boyd's caregivers: Linda Daniels, Diane Stilley, Marie Armstrong, and Ascera Care Hospice, all who enabled Mrs. Boyd to fulfill her wish to stay at home throughout her illness.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – June 9, 2009)

Helen Lewis Wolfe Boyd

Mrs. Helen Lewis Wolfe Boyd, 89, a resident of Mayview Convalescent Center and formerly of Independence Village, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Rex Hospital.  Born in Washington, N.C., to the late Robert M. Wolfe and Cassandra E. Lewis, Helen graduated from Washington High School and from East Carolina Teachers College, Greenville, N.C. The U.S. Pension Service in Washington, D.C., employed her after graduation. On July 8, 1944, she married Capt. Kenneth B. Boyd, USMCR, and was a homemaker for her family throughout his 30-year military career in the U.S. Marine Corps. They retired to Louisa, Va., where she became active in the community and friends. Later they moved to Raleigh to be closer to family members.  Her husband of 54 years, Col. Kenneth Boyd, USMC (Ret.) and a sister, Susan Wolfe Warren, preceded her in death.  Surviving are her son, Kenneth R. Boyd and wife Millie, of Pinehurst, N.C.; her daughter, Robin Boyd Mentha and husband John, of Raleigh; two grandsons, Chris and Tim Boyd, of Raleigh; a granddaughter, Cassie Mentha, also of Raleigh; and four great-granddaughters. Her sister, Lewellyn Wolfe Day, of Washington, N.C. and husband Ted also survive.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, January 16, 2011)

Holmes Hunter Boyd

HAMPTON - Holmes Hunter Boyd, 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Northampton Convalescent Center.  Holmes was born in Beaufort County, N.C., on May 26, 1928, and grew up on the Boyd Family Farm near Bath, N.C. He attended Bath School.  A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served during the Korean War. He had been a Hampton resident for over 50 years. He recently retired from the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company.  Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Ellen Cutler Boyd; brothers, Harold, Leon, Felton, Grover; and sister, Ruth McGowan.  He leaves his son, Steven Boyd of Potomac Falls, Va.; his daughter, Karen Harrell of Matthews, N.C.; brothers, Earl Boyd of Williamsburg, Va., Winslow Boyd of Williamsburg, Va., Marvin Boyd of Bath, N.C.; and sister, Marie Cherry of Williamston, N.C.  Pastor Dennis Davis will conduct a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Boyd Family Cemetery on Route 1 near Bath. Viewing will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the same location. The family will receive friends at brunch at the Coleman Boyd residence immediately following the service.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington, N.C., is in charge of all arrangements.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – January 10, 2003; pg. C6)

Hugh Norton Boyd

Hugh Norton Boyd, age 80, a resident of Ridgewood Manor, Washington, NC and formerly of Pinetown, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013. There will be a celebration of his life with military honors at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Mike Caton. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Christopher Boyd, Craig Boyd, Marlowe Johnson, Brian Moffitt, Michael Woolard and Rodney Woolard will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 1, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington and other times at the home of Billy Boyd, 804 Peninsula Dr., Bath, NC at Peninsula Acres off of Creek Road.  Mr. Boyd was born December 29, 1933 in Pinetown, son of the late Zachary and Geneva Waters Boyd. On December 26, 1955 he married the former Audrey Leigh Sikes who preceded him in death on May 7, 2008. He was employed as a maintenance mechanic at Texas Gulf from 1968 to 1995. He also worked as a self-employed farmer. Mr. Boyd was a member of Rosemary Church of Christ.  Mr. Boyd is survived by his son, William Earl (Billy) Boyd and wife Vickie of Bath; his daughters, Karen Leigh Boyd of Pinetown and Audrey (Elaine) Boyd Biggs and husband Mitch of Pinetown; his grandsons, William Craig Boyd and wife Elizabeth Sloan Boyd of Garner and Christopher Michael Boyd and wife Sarah Wuntke Boyd of Bath; his granddaughter, Candice Boyd Moffitt and husband Brian Moffitt of Concord; his great grandchildren, Elijah Moffitt, Georgia Ruth Moffitt, Ryan Boyd, Amelia Boyd, Samuel Boyd, Lily Boyd and Clara Boyd.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his sister, Olga Lucille Boyd; and his brothers, Carl Elwood and William Gerald Boyd.  Special thanks to caregivers at Ridgewood Manor and other caregivers at his home.  Hillside Funeral Service)

Iva Oliver Pilley Boyd

Mrs. Iva Oliver Pilley Boyd, age 94, a former resident of Pinetown, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Ridgewood Manor.   Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Kent Gurganus. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Lee Paul, Dan Boyd, Butch Oliver, Willie Jefferson, Matt Respass and Fernie Oliver, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.   Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on September 8, 1917 to the late James and Bertie Latham Oliver. She married Archie Pilley who preceded her in death and then married Chapman Boyd who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Pinetown Church of Christ.  Survivors include three sons; Frankie Pilley and wife Karen of Michigantown, Indiana, Terry Pilley of N. Chesterfield, Virginia, Colin Pilley and wife Brenda of Sutherland, Virginia, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and caregiver, Dianna Boyd of Bath. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carole P. Canney and her brother, Fernie H. Oliver, Sr.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Fernie and Christine Oliver, 1467 N. Whitepost Rd., Pinetown, NC 27865.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Gorman Boyd

Mr. James “Jimmy” Gorman Boyd, age 60, a resident of 3389 Wharton Station Road, Washington, died Wednesday October 25, 2006.  A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday October 28, 2006 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Rev. Karen Crutchfield and Rev. Dianne Catlett. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Alton Griffin, Ray Griffin, Maurice Cutler, Wayne Jackson, Milton Brooks and Whit Smith will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born September 15, 1946, son of the late Gorman Brown Boyd and Minnie Brown Boyd. He was married to Carolyn Mason Boyd who preceded him in death on May 31, 1998. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Boyd was a retired farmer and a member of Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Order of the Moose, the American Legion and former member of Clarks Neck Fire Department and Wharton Station Ruritan Club.  He is survived by his two sons: Dennis Howard Boyd and James R. Boyd both of Washington; three sisters: Thelma Jefferson, Velma Woolard and Elsie Davenport all of Washington; two grandchildren: James Earl Boyd and Crystal Leigh Duckworth of Morganton, NC and three great grandchildren: James Frank Boyd, Kayla Duckworth and Macy Duckworth.  The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 27, 2006)

James Henry Boyd, Jr.

DARLINGTON - Services for James Henry Boyd, Jr., 71, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Darlington Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.  Mr. Boyd died November 26, 2001. Born in Washington, N.C., he was a son of the late James and Leila Allen Boyd.  Surviving are wife, Betty Rogers Boyd; son, Curtis Boyd; daughters, Kathy Norris, Patricia Tilley, Wanda Eason; brothers, Bill and John Boyd; sisters, Nancy Lancaster, Mary Frances, Doris Alligood, Myrtle Turnage; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  (The State (Columbia, SC) – November 27, 2001; pg. B4)

Jerry Lee Boyd, Sr.

Mr. Jerry Lee Boyd, Sr., age 74, a resident of 1686 Dan Taylor Road, Washington died Friday, December 16, 2011 at UHS Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.  A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Monday, December 19, 2011 at the Old Ford Church of Christ, 6040 U.S. Hwy 17 North, Washington, conducted by Eddie Bowen and Thomas Hamilton. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on January 19, 1937. He was the son of the late Seaphus and Rena Heath Boyd. Mr. Boyd served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a mechanic at National Spinning and later in shift service at Texasgulf. After his retirement, Mr. Boyd played golf every chance he could. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching his granddaughter, Morgan, play ball. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ and an honorary member of the Old Ford Ruritan Club.  On July 11, 1959, Mr. Boyd married the former Margie Manning, who survives.  Surviving with his wife, Margie, are his “children”; son, Jerry Lee Boyd, Jr. and his wife, Terry, their daughter, Morgan and his dog, Sissy all of the home; and sister, Janet Tolston of Washington.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by his sister, Irmadale Ingalls.  The family would like to like to send out a “Special Thank You” to their family and friends for their love, compassion, care, visits, and prayers for the past few years.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Leta Mae Boyd

Mrs. Leta Mae Boyd, age 84, of 13459 Highway 264 East, Pinetown, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2009 at the 15th Street Church of God with Pastor Thomas Lee and Dennis Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Stan Gurganus, Joey Gurganus, Michael Boyd, Derick Boyd, Jeremy Wells and Jason Wells will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home.  Mrs. Boyd was born June 17, 1924 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Walter Jasper Haddock and Annie Tuten Haddock. She was a graduate of Bath High School. Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker and was married to Charlie Zachary Boyd, who preceded her in death on January 14, 1999. She was a member of the 15th Street Church of God.  Survivors include one son, Charles Boyd and wife Charlene of Washington; one daughter, Sylvia Gurganus and husband Stanley of Chesapeake, VA; one sister, Shirley Jones and husband Jesse of Washington; five grandchildren, Stan Gurganus, Steven Gurganus, Michael Boyd, Carrie Byrd, and Derick Boyd; nine great-grandchildren; and her special caregiver, Evelyn Blount of Pantego.  She was also preceded in death by one sister, Belva Simmons.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 19, 2009)

Lewis Allen Boyd, Jr.

Mr. Lewis Allen “Junior” Boyd, Jr., age 86, a resident of 2484 Gray Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Williamston Rehab Center.  Funeral services will be held 3:30 pm Sunday, June 15, 2008 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Rev. Owen Arthur. Burial will follow in Edwards Cemetery, Possum Track Road, Chocowinity.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Russell Tyson, Herman Tyson, Ira Whealton, Henry Harding, Darren Woolard, and Richard Potter.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on October 14, 1921. He was the son of the late Lewis Allen Boyd,, Sr. and Rachel Adams Boyd. Mr. Boyd was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Tau Tribe No. 18 and attended Memorial Free Will Baptist Church.  Mr. Boyd was married to the former Willie Mae Baker, who preceded him in death, July 4, 1980.  Survivors include Frances B. Boyd of the home; a son, Stacey Boyd and his wife, Wanda of Chocowinity and two grandchildren, Eric and Cody Boyd.  In addition to his wife and his parents, Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by two sisters, Katie Downs and Susie Denby.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home and other times at his home, 2484 Gray Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, June 15, 2008)

Lola Frances Everett Boyd

Mrs. Lola Frances Everett Boyd, age 92, a former resident of Pinetown died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Ridgewood Nursing Home.  The family will receive friends Friday, December 10, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be officiated by Dennis R. Davis. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Martha M. Boyd

Mrs. Martha M. Boyd of 119 Boyd Acres, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church with the Rev. Edward Moultrie Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Boyd was born Nov. 7, 1925, the daughter of the late Shepard and Maggie Mitchell Moore. She was a graduate of Caswell County High School and Winston-Salem Teachers College in Winston-Salem. She was married to Jobe Boyd Jr., who preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1992. She was a member of Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church, where she served on the stewardess board, Sunday school teacher, Willing Workers and vacation Bible school teacher.  Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Hart, Myra Callahan and Jolette Young of Fort Washington, Md., and LaVerne McGuire of White Plains, Md.; one son, Terrence Boyd of the home; three sisters, Blondelia Cobb of Glendale, Md., Eunice Lownes of Harrisburg, Pa., and Sherdina Harris of Danville, Va.; three brothers, David Moore of Washington, D.C., Benjamin Moore and Lawrence Moore, both of Blanche; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie B. Wadlington and Katie Mae Jeffries.  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] – Friday, September 12, 2008)

Mary Belle Waters Boyd

Mrs. Mary Belle Waters Boyd, 80, of 303 CC Boyd Road, Pinetown, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Five Points Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in the Waters family cemetery on Beaver Dam Road.  Jamie Boyd, Adrian Boyd, Terry McCall, Michael Johnson, Wade Biggs, Mark Bowen, Richard Carrow and Robbie Mallory will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 28, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Lyddie Belle Waters. She was a 1942 graduate of Bath High School. On Oct. 2, 1946, she married E. Gordon Boyd, who preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1989. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of the Pinetown Ruritan Club and DAV Auxiliary. She was a member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member of the WAC.  Survivors include her children, Brenda Boyd, James Neal Boyd and Larry G. Boyd, all of Pinetown, and Alva B. McCall of the Ponzer community; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and her twin brother, Marvin G. Waters of Richmond, Va.  The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, June 28, 2006)

Mary Holton Boyd

Mrs. Mary Holton Boyd, age 86, a resident of Washington, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday December 14, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Tony Krantz. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Jeffrey Harding, Justin Boyd, Mike Gray, Pete Lee, Lane Alligood and Jimmie Lewis will serve as pallbearers. Dal Dixon and Leigh Roy Brown will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Washington County on December 29, 1921 to the late Herbert Russell Holton and the late Alice Ambrose Holton. On February 15, 1941 she married William Edward Boyd, Sr. who preceded her in death on August 15, 2003. She was a homemaker and a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.  Survivors include two daughters: Betty Jean Dixon and her husband Dalmer of Washington and Sandra Lewis of Blounts Creek; one son: William E. Boyd, Jr. and his wife Debra of Washington; one sister: Delores Alexander of Creswell; one brother: Herbert Holton of Creswell; four grandchildren: Dal Dixon and his wife Andrea, Lynn Dixon, Kelly Harding and her husband Jeffrey and Justin Boyd and one great-grandson: Britain Dixon. Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by one daughter: Rita Toler on October 7, 2003; one stepson: Bruce Lewis; one brother: Julian Holton and three sisters: Lena Brown, Eula Gray and Esther Davenport.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, December 12, 2008)

Mary Toler Boyd

Mrs. Mary Toler Boyd, age 84, a resident of Sterling House Assisted Living Center of Greenville and a former resident of Washington, NC died Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at Golden Living Nursing Center of Greenville.  A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Saturday February 23, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Greg Barmer. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Cameron Bowen, Billy Bowen, Curtis Toler, Fred Toler, Steve Toler, Cecil Allcox, Willie Williams, Whit Smith, Kevin Dougherty and Craig Dougherty will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on September 4, 1923, daughter of the late Linstead Edward Toler and the late Maggie Gray Canady Toler. After graduating from Beaufort County Schools, she married David Holmes Boyd on November 18, 1941 who preceded her in death on March 20, 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include two sons: Tom Boyd and his wife Tomarie of Culpeper, VA and Jim Boyd and his wife Linda of Nags Head; two sisters: Sudie Brice of Grantsboro and Lois Dougherty of Chesapeake, VA; a sister-in-law: Alma B. Moore of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren: Tiffini Gregory of Beaverton, OR, David Boyd of Oakton, VA, Anjie Waters of Charlotte and Natalie Hallas of Denver, NC and five great grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, February 23, 2008)

Matilda Wallace Boyd

Mrs. Matilda Wallace Boyd, 87, of 196 Woolard Lane, Washington died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Albert Rollins officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens, Plymouth. The following will serve as pallbearers: Jack Leary, Michael Woolard, Roger Oldenburg, Eddie Boyd, David Peele and Wesley O’Neal.  Mrs. Boyd was born April 21, 1919 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Annie Biggs Wallace. On January 5, 1939, she married Archie Boyd Sr., who preceded her in death on March 25, 1980. She was a homemaker and attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Boyd Peele of High Point, Judy Boyd Oldenburg of Elkhorn, Wis. and O’Cenia Boyd Leary of Washington,; one son, Archie Boyd Jr. of Huntland, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one grandson, Benjamin Young.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home of her daughter, O’Cenia Boyd Leary, 196 Woolard Lane, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Monday, April 24, 2006)

Mattie Elizabeth Boyd

Ms. Mattie Elizabeth Boyd, 82, of 112 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Stephens Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Best officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Ms. Boyd was born in Bath. She was a member of St. Stephens Free Will Baptist Church, where she was an usher.  Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Maxine Johnson of Portsmouth, Va., and Donna Rae Bush of Washington; three sons, James “Buddy” Boyd of Laurinburg, George Boyd of Rochester, N.Y., and Phillip J. Boyd of Newburg, N.Y.; one sister, Isabelle Whitaker of Washington; 13 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home. Viewing will take place today from 2-8 p.m. at Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  Arrangements are by Clark Funeral Directors, New Bern.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, May 15, 2008)

Myrtle Ruth Carrow Boyd

Mrs. Myrtle Ruth Carrow Boyd, age 92, a resident of 6586 Leary Mills Rd., Chocowinity, died Sunday April 15, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday April 18, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Henry Horne. Scottie Edwards, Glenn Edwards, Buddy Smith, Aaron Coward, Ricky Jones and Cleve Boyd will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on November 2, 1919 to the late Richard R. and Lydia Barrington Carrow and was the last survivor of thirteen children. On December 18, 1935 she married Noah Eliaster Boyd who preceded her in death on November 28, 1966. She was employed with Singer Furniture.  Survivors include one son, Jerry R. Boyd of Lakeland, Florida, three daughters, Brenda B. Purser of Vanceboro, Barbara Pantaleo of Chocowinity, Patricia L. Boyd of Grimesland, sixteen grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Ted Cleve Boyd, Roger Dail Boyd, Rondell Edward Boyd, one daughter, Charlotte Faye Edwards, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm Tuesday April 17, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Olive Woolard Boyd

Olive W. Boyd, Washington, N.C. resident.  Mrs. Olive Woolard Boyd, age 83, a resident of 107 Cedar Circle, Washington, N.C., died Thursday night, Dec. 5, 2002, at Beaufort County Hospital. .A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the First Church of Christ of Washington officiated by Tim Humphries, a former minister currently residing in Cynthiana, Ky. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Boyd was born Sept. 24, 1919, daughter of the late……  (partial obit from The Daily Advance - December 6, 2002)

Onnie Burrell Boyd

Onnie Burrell Boyd, age 82, a resident of 306 Tranters Creek Rd., Washington, NC, died Friday, February 10, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2012 at First Church of Christ of Washington officiated by Ray West and Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Troy Boyd, Jim Russ, Stanley Allen, Michael Boyd, Byron Jones and Keenan Woolard will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on November 30, 1929 son of the late Robert Thurman Boyd and the late Eula Blanche Everett Boyd. He was a 1948 graduate of Bath High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Boyd married the former Deliah Elaine Allen on February 15, 1954 who survives. He started his banking career in 1955 with Bank of Washington, West End Branch, and retired from Bank of America in November of 1991 with thirty six and a half years of service. Mr. Boyd served his community as a County Commissioner from 1968 to 1970. He was a member of First Church of Christ since 1973 where he served as a deacon, bible school superintendent, elder and financial secretary of the church.  Surviving along with Mr. Boyd’s wife Deliah of the home are two daughters: Judy B. Ferguson and husband William A. Ferguson of Kinston and Sherri B. Alligood and husband Gilbert R. Alligood, Jr of Tarboro; and four grandchildren: William A. Ferguson, Jr., Laura Katherine Ferguson, Gilbert R. Alligood, III and Kyle Everett Alligood. Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by two brothers: Thurman T. Boyd and Acie A. Boyd and five sisters: Allie B. Tuten, Elva B. Sawyer, Emily B. Beacham, Millie B. Cutler and Dorothy V. Boyd.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 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 Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Pat Martin Boyd

Mrs. Pat Martin Boyd, age 73, a resident of 1208 W. 5th St. Washington, died Sunday June 3, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Wednesday June 6, 2012 at Belhaven Community Cemetery and will be conducted by Pastor Darren Walker. Jim Hardison, Elbert Hodges, Topper Boyd, Keith Boyd, Jerry Boyd and Eddie Congleton will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on August 18, 1938 to the late Edgar Thomas Martin and Mollie Rice Martin. On February 23, 1968 she married Dallas Ray Boyd, Sr. who survives. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include her husband, Dallas Ray Boyd, Sr. of the home, two sons, Dallas Ray “Bo” Boyd, Jr. and wife Angela of Washington, John Martin Boyd of Washington, one grand-daughter, Caroline Alexandra Boyd and one nephew, Dr. Ray Hodges of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Sidney Ann Gettel, Mary Etta Hodges and one niece, Janet Louise Gettel.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday June 5, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Patricia Ann Pearson Boyd

Patricia Ann Pearson Boyd age 53, a resident of 511 Azalea Drive, Hampstead, NC died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.   Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington officiated by Dr. Skipper McLawhorn. Pallbearers will be William Boyd, Chris Praby, Tino Georgescu, Bill Mac Alligood, Tim Camp and Brian Flynn. The family will receive friends from 12:30PM until the funeral hour at 15th Street Church of God in Washington located at 336 E. 15th Street.  Mrs. Boyd was born June 15, 1959 the daughter of the late George Richard Pearson and Rose Ann Swanson Pearson. She was married on June 9, 1979 to Timothy Marshall Boyd. Patti enjoyed reading, playing the piano and collecting royalty commemoratives. Most of all she enjoyed the time spent with her family and her cat "Henry".   Survivors include her husband Timothy "Tim" Boyd originally of Washington now of Hampstead, NC; two daughters, Jennifer Flynn and husband Brian of Sanford, NC; Erin Boyd of Greenville, NC; sister Julie Davis of Raleigh, NC and granddaughter, Riley Flynn.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Boyd family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Rondell Edward Boyd

Mr. Rondell Edward Boyd, 71, of 6578 Leary Mills Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at home.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Wesley Cemetery with the Rev. Dick Tucker officiating. Vernon Scott Edwards, Glenn Edwards, Mathew Edwards, Chris Edwards, Michael Edwards and Steven Manning will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born in Pitt County on Dec. 14, 1936. He was the son of the late Noah Elaster Boyd and Myrtle Ruth Carrow Boyd of Chocowinity, who survives. He was a retired Q.C. manager with the former Singer Furniture Co. in Chocowinity.  Survivors include one daughter, Teresa B. Ross of Washington; one son, Ronnie Edward Boyd of Dunn; one stepson, Warren M. Morrisette Jr. of Grifton; one brother, Jerry Richard Boyd of Tampa, Fla.; four sisters, Charlotte Fay Edwards, Barbara G. Pantaleo and Patricia Lynn Boyd, all of Greenville, and Brenda B. Purser of Chocowinity; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Wayne Boyd; one granddaughter, Rhonda D. Ross and two brothers, Rodger D. Boyd and Ted C. Boyd.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, September 11, 2008)

Theron Wallace Boyd, Sr.

Mr. Theron Wallace Boyd, Sr., age 77, a resident of 314 South White Post Road, Pinetown, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his home.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, January 20, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at the home. A private memorial is planned for a later date.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on November 17, 1936. He was the son of the late William Rodman Boyd and Velsa Wallace Boyd. Mr. Boyd was raised by his grandparents, George and Fannie Wallace. He graduated from Bath High School, attending all 12 years without missing a day, played and lettered in all sports and drove a school bus for two years. He was a Master Mason and Shriner. Mr. Boyd served 10 years as Captain of the Turtle Patrol. He recently received a certificate acknowledging his 50 years as a Master Mason.  Mr. Boyd suffered from Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular disorder. He was the sole survivor of four original members of the Myasthenia Gravis Grant Program at the National Institutes of Health.  Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Carolyn Boyd of the home: two sons, Michael Haywood Boyd and wife Debbie of Washington, Theron “Tee” Wallace Boyd, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Henderson; two stepsons, Zeffie Jones and wife, Emily of Pinetown, Christopher Jones and wife, Brenda of Aurora; step daughter, Vannessa Wilkerson and husband, Sam of Pinetown; step daughter in law, Lynn Jones of Washington; 13 grandchildren, Kevin Boyd, Brad Boyd, Abbey Boyd, Phillip Woolard, Miranda Harrell, Nikki Whealton, Ashley Whealton, Stormy Jones, Cory Jones, Cameron Jones, Kaley Jones, Tara Wilkerson and Little Sam Wilkerson; four great grandchildren and his best pal, Colby, his dog.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherri Boyd; a brother, Gailin “Bud” Boyd; infant daughter, Mary Ellen Boyd and a step son, Robbie Jones.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Tillie Woolard Boyd

Mrs. Tillie Woolard Boyd, age 77, a resident of 903 East 8th Street, Washington, died Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Boyd Family Cemetery, Mill Hole Road, Washington.  Tyler Woolard, Chad Woolard, Danny Bright, Isaac Boyd, Jimmie Boyd and Keith Woolard will serve as pallbearers. Bossy Asby will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on November 4, 1932. She was the daughter of the late James Henry Woolard and Willie Mae Woolard. Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker. She was married to Marvin Nicholson Boyd, who preceded her in death, December 1, 1980.  Mrs. Boyd is survived by a son, Bobby Boyd of Straits, N.C.; two daughters, Emma and Gail Boyd both of Washington; one brother, Ricky Woolard of Washington; one sister, Olga Mae Walters of Chesapeake, Va.; and four grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by a son, Marty Boyd; a daughter, Jo Ann Boyd; a brother, Don Woolard; and two sisters, Glenda (Pug) Jones and Vivian Winstead.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, November 13, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Emma Boyd, 1640 Braddy Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Troy Lane Boyd

Mr. Troy Lane Boyd, age 55, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington, NC officiated by Tony Krantz and Pastor Phillip Jethro. Naron Woolard, Ben Waters, Alton Toler, Donnie Cox, Shannon Woolard and Michael Cundiff will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Boyd was born in Beaufort County on July 31, 1958 son of David Hunter and Myrtlean Woolard Boyd. He was a 1977 graduate of Bath High School. On April 23, 2011, he married Amy Angel Boyd, who survives. Mr. Boyd had worked as a truck driver for Trader Construction Company for the past eight years.  In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Boyd is survived by a stepson, Naron Woolard, a step granddaughter Kenzie Woolard and a step grandson Brayden Woolard.  The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, David & Myrtlean Boyd located at 6706 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boyd family.

Helen Dixon Boyette

Mrs. Helen Dixon Boyette, 80, of 408 Old Bath Highway, Washington, died Friday, August 22, 2008 at her home.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, August 25, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Pastor H.W. Harrell officiating. Tom Bright, Jr., Eric Bright, Bennie Bright, Jr., Justin Boyette, Will Masten, and Brian Clark will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Boyette was born April 9, 1928 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Thomas and Nettie Barnette Dixon.  On January 20, 1967, she married William “Bill” Boyette.  She was the owner and operator of Helen’s Daycare and was a member of the Chocowinity Church of God for 35 years.  She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Boyette; her children, Charlie G. Bright, Bennie G. Bright, and Robert Taylor Bright, all of Washington, James Leroy Bright of Greenville, Thomas D. Bright, Sr. of Columbia, SC, Kenny L. Boyette of Chocowinity, Ralph C. Boyette of Bayboro, Joyce A. Dallas of Gore, VA, Janice M. Harris of Spring Hope, and Helen B. Masten of Washington; her sisters, Sarah Mayo of Washington, Audrey Kelly of Virginia Beach, VA, and Betsy Lou Martin of Bayboro; her brothers, William B. Dixon of Amarillo, TX, Herbert T. Dixon of Kinston, and Charles B. Dixon of Yorktown, VA; thirty grandchildren; and twenty eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, William Gilbert Bright; sister, Ella Mae Barr; and brothers, Johnny Dixon, and Robert Dixon.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, August 24, 2008)

Kenneth Lelon Boyette

Mr. Kenneth Lelon Boyette, age 59, a resident of Adams St., Chocowinity, NC passed away Monday, October 17, 2011 at the home of his sister, Joyce Dallas, in Oriental, NC. A celebration of his life will be Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service and Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC, officiated by Pastor Donald Hadley. A visitation will be held immediately following the service at Hillside Funeral Service.   Mr. Boyette was born on April 5, 1952 in Jersey City, NJ, son of the late William Boyette and Loys Frances Earp. He was maintenance supervisor and President of the union for facility maintenance onboard MCAS Cherry Point. Kenneth attended First Baptist Church in Havelock, NC. He made his home in Chocowinity for the past seven years.   He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Lee Eggert of Havelock, NC and Melissa 'Missy' B. Barnes of Grifton, NC; sisters Joyce Dallas of Oriental, NC and Janice Harris of Spring Hope, NC, one brother Ralph Boyette of Ga., and eight grandchildren.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

William Lelon Boyette

Mr. William Lelon “Bill” Boyette, age 83, a resident of 408 Old Bath Hwy. Washington, NC died Tuesday September 17, 2013 at his home.  A private graveside funeral service will be held. The service will be officiated by Pastor Dale Clark. Pallbearers will be Ralph Boyette, Gerald E. Maste, III, Will Masten, Justin Boyette, Eric Bright and Thomas Bright, Jr.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday September 19, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mr. Bill was born in Durham County on November 20, 1929 son of the late Ernest Lelon Boyette and the late Sallie Harriett Pace Boyette. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. On January 20, 1967 he married the former Helen Uldean Dixon who preceded him in death on August 23, 2008. Mr. Bill worked as a sales/production manager with Roberson Beverage Co. for twenty two years and then worked as a refrigeration specialist with for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. until his retirement. He was a member of Chocowinity Church of God where he also served as clerk of the church.  Survivors include six sons: Ralph Boyette and wife Christie of Washington, Jimmy Bright and wife Belinda of Greenville, Bennie Bright of Washington, Thomas Bright and wife Linda of Columbia, SC, Charlie Bright of Washington and Taylor Bright and wife Lynette of Washington; three daughters: Joyce Dallas of Oriental, Janice Harris of Spring Hope and Helen B. Masten and husband Gerald of Washington; twenty eight grandchildren; thirty eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and his beloved companion and pet Dixie who Mr. Bill has had since his wife died. Mr. Bill was predeceased by a daughter: Ann Boyette; two sons: Kenneth Boyette and William Gilbert Bright and a grandson: William Michael Boyette.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mr. Bill’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Little Jimmy Boykin, Sr.

Little Jimmy Boykin, Sr. (Pa Pa) of 161 Cutler Road, Blounts Creek, passed away Friday, April 27th at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  A celebration of his life will be held on 2:00 PM Monday, April 30, 2012 in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial will follow in the Cutler Family Cemetery, Cutler Road, Blounts Creek.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at the home.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Cutler Boykin of the home; his children, L. Jimmy Boykin, Jr. and wife Christy, Sara Jaclyn Boykin-Clark all of Chocowinity, Shelly Boykin-Miller and husband John Miller, Anthony B. Boykin of Jacksonville, Fla., Jeffrey B. Jones of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, Ronnie Boykin and wife Margaret of Elizabeth City, Donnie Boykin and wife Pattie of Chesapeake, Va.; sisters, Fay Hall and husband, Chris of Bailey, N.C. and Frances Johnson of Raleigh, N.C.  Also, the grandchildren he loved so much: Kaleigh and Zachary Clarke, Ashlyn, Evan and Tyler Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., Isabella and Holden Boykin, Jaden and Jorden Clark of Chocowinity, N.C. and Jack Jones of Virginia Beach, Va. and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddie and Belinda Boykin; sisters, Ula Mae Scott and Joyce Terry all of Johnston County, N.C., and nephews, Chris and Mikey Boykin of Virginia Beach, Va.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Boykin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Marguerite Mayo Bracy

Mrs. Marguerite “Jackie” Mayo Bracy, age 85, a resident of Washington, NC died Monday June 2, 2008 at her home.  A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday June 4, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Rev. Lee Hendricks. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington.  Mrs. Bracy was born in the Campbell’s Creek Community of Aurora on June 12, 1922 daughter of the late Francis Marion Mayo and the late Lula Powers Mayo. She married Kenneth Frederick Bracy who preceded her in death on June 27, 1988. Mrs. Bracy was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include a sister: Nona Mayo Newberry of the Terra Ceia community of Pantego. Mrs. Bracy was preceded in death by two sisters: Elizabeth Brantley and Ruby Brantley and four brothers: George Mayo, Taylor Mayo, J.F. Mayo and John Mayo.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Wednesday June 4, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bracy family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 3, 2008)

Abner Sells Braddy

Mr. Abner Sells Braddy,76, of 206 W. Gray St., Windsor, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Three Rivers Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edgewood Cemetery, with the Rev. Noah Howard officiating.  Mr. Braddy was born in Bath on Dec. 16, 1929. He was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Alligood Braddy. He was married to Lois Woolard Braddy, who preceded him in death.  After retiring from coaching and teaching at Bertie High School, Mr. Braddy became a salesman for Harrington Manufacturing Company in Lewiston.  He was a member of St. Thomas Episopal Church in Windsor.  He is survived by two sons; Abner S. “Brad” Braddy, Jr. of Winston-Salem and Keith Braddy of Windsor; two sisters; Geneva B. Morgan of Washington and Ona B. Forslund of Aurora, Ill.; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor, and other times at the home of Keith Braddy, 534 Republican Road, Windsor.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 23, 2006)

Callie Virginia Boyd Braddy

Mrs. Callie Virginia Boyd Braddy, age 84, a resident of 3179 Respess Road, Pinetown, died Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Five Points Free Will Baptist Church, Highway 32, Pinetown, conducted by Pastor Tom Lilley and Pastor Gene Gilbert. Burial will follow in Oakdale cemetery, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Mark Boyd, Paul Boyd, Dan Boyd, Rufus Boyd, Steve Braddy and Donnie Braddy.  Mrs. Braddy was born in Beaufort County on April 10, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Thaddeus Boyd and Eva Oressa Latham Boyd. Mrs. Braddy was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the Five Points Free Will Baptist Church.  On January 5, 1940, she married Elijah Abnor Braddy, who preceded her in death September 26, 2003.  Survivors include her two sons, Swindell Braddy and his wife, Tillie of Washington, Billy Braddy of Pinetown; her daughter, Kathy B. Adams and her husband, Kenneth of New Bern; six grandchildren, Cecilia, Kim, Cindy, Steven, Daphne and Kim; 13 great grandchildren, Jordy, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Zach, Zoe, Jay, Christina, Merry, Elijah, Taylor, Tanner, Laynie and Niyah; three sisters, Mary Whitley, Lucy Sullivan, Marcia Hamilton and five brothers, Paul, Dan, Mark, Rufus and Thad Boyd, Jr.  In addition to the husband and parents, Mrs. Braddy was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Michael Bryan and three sisters, Annie Myrtle Winstead, Blanche Congleton and Lula Mae Woolard.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at her home, 3179 Respess Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Braddy family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, January 4, 2007)

Nora Foster Braddy

Mrs. Nora Foster Braddy, age 82, a resident of 431 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, NC died Thursday September 13, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday September 16, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Pastor Kenneth Dixon. Burial will follow in Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill. Michael Braddy, James Braddy, Kevin Braddy, Elton Braddy, Joseph Braddy and Jason Daniels will serve as pallbearers. The remainder of Mrs. Braddy’s grandchildren and James Cutler will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Braddy was born in Beaufort County on September 21, 1924 daughter of the late David Sampson “Sam” Foster and the late Ruth Elizabeth Wilkins Foster. She married James Lynwood “Jim” Braddy on July 6, 1945 who preceded her in death on March 29, 1976. Mrs. Braddy was a homemaker who labored many hours in her garden and at her sewing machine to help provide for her family. She was a member of the former Pamlico Beach Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include a daughter: Patricia Braddy Daniels and her husband Charles of Washington; three sons: Lynwood Wayne Braddy and his wife Ann, James Melvin Braddy and his wife Sarah and Kenneth Philmore Braddy and his wife Terry all of Belhaven; a companion: Fenner Cox of Belhaven; five sisters: Celeste F. Brand of Virginia Beach, VA, Rennie F. Killingsworth of New Bern, June F. Killmon-Prue of Orange City, FL, Elaina Dee Foster of Chesapeake, VA and Betty F. Kirk of Belhaven; two brothers: Charlie Franklin Foster and Ernest Floyd Foster both of Belhaven; seventeen grandchildren: Tamatha Braddy, Wendy Braddy, Sandy Kennedy, Crystal Hopkins, Dawn Braddy, Michael Braddy, Kevin James Braddy, Janet Braddy, Kenneth Elton Braddy, Stephanie Braddy, Renae Braddy, James Braddy, Jason Daniels, Michelle Daniels, Jim Daniels, Michelle Linton and Alison Daniels and eight great grandchildren: Joseph Braddy, Clarissa Kennedy, Madison Braddy, Hunter Braddy, Wayne Daniels, Hunter Daniels, Michaela Daniels and Jacob Daniels. Mrs. Braddy was preceded in death by a brother: Hilton Samuel Foster, Jr. and a sister: Sadie F. Prue.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Saturday September 15, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home of Mrs. Braddy’s son Wayne Braddy located at 70 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Braddy family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Saturday, September 15, 2007)

Earl Bradshaw

Earl Bradshaw of the 300 block of W. 27th St., a retired packer, died Sept. 4, 1993, in a local hospital.  Bradshaw was born in Belhaven, N.C. He was retired from the Naval Supply Center and was a member of First Baptist Church Campostella in Norfolk.  Survivors include his wife, Earnestine Bradshaw; three daughters, Shirley L. Riddick and Earline Cobbs, both of Norfolk, and Cecelia A. Harris of New Haven, Conn.; two sons, Ray C. Bradshaw of Detroit and Clifford H. Bradshaw of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church Campostella, Norfolk, by the Rev. Harold Cason. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Pretlow & Sons Funeral home, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 8, 1993; pg. D2)

Brian Ronell Bragg

Brian Ronell Bragg, 39, of 1824 Bay City Road, Aurora, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  He was a native of Beaufort County. He was a 1986 graduate of Aurora High School. He attended North Carolina A&T State University and served in the U.S. Army.  Funeral will be 5 p.m. Thursday at Foundation Life Fellowship in New Bern with the Rev. Cal Langford officiating.  Burial will be noon Friday at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville.  He is survived by his parents, George E. and Jones S. Bragg, of the home; one son, Jaylen Bragg, of the home; one brother, Anthony Bragg, of the home; and two sisters, Antoinette Bragg, of the home, and Questella B. Nelson, of Brooklyn, N.Y.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.  (Sun-Journal (New Bern, NC) - Monday, April 30, 2007)

Minnie Ross Brake

DUCK - Minnie Ross Brake, 89, of Duck, formerly of Rocky Mount, NC, died September 1, 2004. She was born in Aurora, NC on August 25th, 1915 to Wilbur Ross and Emily Mae Redditt Ross. Her husband, William H. Brake, Sr. and sister, Wilma Ross Garris preceded her in death.  From the time Minnie was a little girl, she wanted to be a teacher. She graduated with degrees from East Carolina University and Atlantic Christian College. She especially loved teaching seventh grade math and taught 20 years with the Nash County School System.  Minnie was very active in both Nash and Edgecombe County communities. Some of her favorite activities included the Altrusia Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Home Demonstration Club, Bridge Club, Meals on Wheels and the Rocky Mount Fair. In addition she was a charter and active member of Christ Episcopal Church, serving as the first female lay reader.  Minnie's special energy, spirit and wit added joy to all who knew her, a life well lived leaving memories that will linger on.  Son, William Howard Brake, Jr. and wife, Jeannie of Duck; daughter, Katherine Brake Pittman and husband, Mike of Cary survive her. Grandchildren include: Dr. Elizabeth Ellen Brake of Calgary, Canada, Matthew Robert William Brake of Pittsburgh PA, Robert Michael Pittman, Jr. of Cary, Emily Brake Pittman Burt and husband, Walt of Apex, Abigail Payton Burt, her first great-grandchild, was born August 14, 2004 and helped celebrate Minnie's 89th birthday on August 25th.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004 in the Brake Family Cemetery on Cokey Road Ext., West Edgecombe Community. The officiating clergy will be the Rev. Charles E.B. Gill, rector of St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Nags Head, NC.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – September 3, 2004; pg. B10)

Carol Jean Brame

Ms. Carol Jean Brame, age 65, a resident of 2109 NC Hwy. 33 East, Chocowinity, NC died Tuesday morning, May 29, 2007 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday May 31, 2007 at Moore Family Cemetery officiated by Rev. Charles Branch. Lee Brame, Jeff Brame, Joe Coghill, David Dixon, Will Boahn and Tommy Boyd will serve as pallbearers.  Ms. Brame was born in Beaufort County on March 18, 1942. She was the daughter of the late George Norman Brame and Jessie Gray Hill Brame. She was a member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church and the Beaufort County Developmental Center as long as her health permitted. Ms. Brame enjoyed attending the Saturday Night Jamboree.  She is survived by her brothers: Herman Brame and his wife, Betty, Paul Brame and his wife, Faye and Carlton Brame and his wife, Lucy all of Chocowinity; her sister: Bernice Boyd also of Chocowinity and her special friends, the Chuck Boahn Family.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 2109 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Brame Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, May 30, 2007)

George Herman Brame

Mr. George "Herman" Brame, age 79, a resident of Highway 33 E., Chocowinity, NC, died on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A graveside celebration of his life with military honors will be held Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Edwards Cemetery, Hwy 33 E. Chocowinity, NC officiated by Pastor Henry Horne. Christopher Brame, Gregory Brame, Philip Michael Brame, Jacob Congleton, Javier Lozano and Matthew Shaw will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Herman was born in Beaufort County on March 15, 1934 son of the late Norman and Jessie Hill Brame. He was married to Betty Dixon Brame who survives. Herman worked for Dupont as an electrician retiring after 33 years of service. He also had a passion for farming which he had done as long as his health permitted.  Herman served his country in the Army.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Phillip Brame and wife Emily of Eidson, TN; his daughters, Kimberly Shaw of Salisbury, NC and Kimberly Congleton and husband Troy of Chocowinity, NC; his brother, Carlton Brame and wife Lucy of Chocowinity; his sister, Bernice Boyd of Chocowinity, NC; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Brame and his sister Carol Brame.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Paul Hunter Brame

Mr. Paul Hunter Brame, age 76, a resident of 2161 NC 33 Hwy. East , Chocowinity, NC died Sunday May 13, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital of Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday May 16, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor Melvin Haas. Burial will follow in the Moore Family Cemetery on Hwy 33 East Chocowinity. David Main, Joe Futrell, Jay Tripp, Brett Ingalls, Greg Rowe and Rodney Evans will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Brame was born in Beaufort County on November 22, 1935 son of the late George Norman Brame and the late Jessie Gray Hill Brame. He was a 1954 graduate of Chocowinity High School and served his country in the US Army. On June 29, 1956 he married the former Faye Moore who survives. Mr. Brame was a self employed farmer while working with DuPont of Kinston where he retired with forty years of service. He loved gardening, nature and his family. He spent many relaxing hours with his grandchildren fishing. Mr. Brame was a member of Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving along with Mr. Brame’s wife Faye of the home is a son: Jeff Brame and his wife Shannon of Chocowinity; two brothers: Herman Brame and his wife Betty and Carlton Brame and his wife Lucy all of Chocowinity and a sister: Bernice B. Boyd of Chocowinity and three grandchildren: Madison Brame, Cole Brame and Landon Brame. Mr. Brame was predeceased by a sister: Carol Jean Brame on May 29, 2007.  The family will receive friends 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday May 15, 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 Brame family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Isabel Handy Bramlitt

Isabel Handy Bramlitt, 86, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (May 20, 1995) at Edward White Hospital. Born in Washington, N.C., she came here in 1961 from Chicago and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg's Women's Rotary and St. Petersburg Junior League. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Dr. Charles H.; two daughters, Marianna Glantzberg, Ridgefield, Conn., and Nancy Schreeder, Atlanta; two sisters, Marianna Franklin and Marene B. Pemberton, both of Washington; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – May 22, 1995)

Columbus S. Brantley

Columbus S. Brantley, age 92, passed away Saturday, May 22, 1999, at home. Mr. Brantley was born in Beaufort County, N.C., on Sept. 20, 1906, to the late James F. and Claudia B. Brantley. He retired from the Shipwrights Dept. of Newport News Shipbuilding in September 1971 after over 25 years of service.  He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters and one daughter, Sharon B. Robinson of Aurora, N.C.  Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Ruby Mayo Brantley; one son, Robert G. Brantley, and his wife, Ann, of Hampton; one daughter, Patricia B. Steiner, and her husband, Sanford, of Newport News; and five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the Paul Funeral Home in Washington, N.C., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evening, May 24. Funeral services will be conducted at the Campbell Creek United Methodist Church, Aurora, N.C., with the Rev. Mack Styron officiating, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – May 24, 1999; pg. C5)

Keith Gordon Brantley

Mr. Keith Gordon Brantley, age 82, a resident of 289 N. 7th Street, Aurora, NC died Wednesday November 23, 2011 at UHS Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday November 25, 2011 at the Aurora United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Tim Ware and Rev. Robert “Bob” Cayton. Burial will follow in the Whitehurst Cemetery of Aurora. Buck Williamson, Carl Cayton, Ken Miller, Richard D’Elia, Freeman Edwards, Kevin Bonner and Butch Coe will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Thompson, Charles McDonald, Mel Pressley and John Hooker.  Mr. Brantley was born in Beaufort County on January 11, 1929 son of the late George Ernest Brantley and the late Minnie Elizabeth Brantley. He was a graduate of Aurora High School and married the former Sallie P. Hollowell on September 13, 1953 who survives. Mr. Brantley was owner and operator of Keith Brantley Service Station in Aurora and retired in 1989. Mr. Brantley served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 9492, the American Legion and was a volunteer with Aurora Fire & Rescue for many years.  Surviving along with Mr. Brantley’s wife Sallie of the home is a brother in law: Malcolm Rowe of Aurora and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Zelda Brantley and Pauline B. Rowe.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM Friday until the funeral hour at the church and at other times at the home.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Brantley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lovye Cox Brantley

Mrs. Lovye Cox Brantley, age 83, formerly of 304 Main St., Edward, died Monday, January 21, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Oakhaven Cemetery in Edward and will be conducted by Pastor David Linton.  Mrs. Brantley was born in Pitt Co. on July 25, 1924 to the late Joseph Horace Cox, Sr. and Lovye Janie Huff. On August 10, 1942 she married Archie Merle Brantley who preceded her in death on April 1, 1993. She was a member of Edward Christian Church, the Senior Saints and owned and operated Aurora Hardware with her husband Archie for over 30 years.  Survivors include one son, Archie M. Brantley, Jr. of Edward, two daughters, Lucille B. Marra of Rome, Italy, Edith B. Stilley of Blounts Creek, one brother, Joseph Horace Cox, Jr. of Stem, NC, one sister, Sarah Milligan of Wake Forest, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by; one sister, Janet Warren.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Brantley family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, January 22, 2008)

Minnie Lee Hodges Brantley

Mrs. Minnie Lee Hodges Brantley, age 93, a resident of 5595 Hwy. 17 North, Washington died Tuesday October 5, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday October 8, 2010 at Old Ford Church of Christ officiated by Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Ray David Moore, Freddie Matkins, Bryant Buck, Frankie Buck, J.A. Jackson and Grover “Buddy” Woolard will serve as pallbearers. Ed Bolen, Dr. Thomas Nicholson, Dr. Henry Stephenson and the Elders and Deacons of Old Ford Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Brantley was born in Beaufort County on March 10, 1917, daughter of the late Joseph Bainbridge Hodges and Maude Roberson Hodges. She was a 1936 graduate of Washington High School. Mrs. Brantley was employed as a salesperson for eight years with McClellan's and 28 years with J.K. Hoyt's Department Store. She was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ, Women’s Christian Class, JOY Group, Circle # 3 and taught the nursery at Old Ford Church of Christ for 50 years. Mrs. Brantley was a member of Old Ford Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Beaufort County Grange, volunteered at the Old Ford Ruritan Club and was lead organizer of the annual Roberson Family Reunion.  On November 29, 1942, she married Ormond Edsel Brantley who preceded her in death on November 7, 1981.  Mrs. Brantley is survived by her God Family, Sammy and Barbara Leggett; their children: Cindy Woolard and her daughter, Caroline, and Mary Ann Knox and her husband Joe and their children: Joseph and Samantha, all of Washington; close niece, Ella Mae Woolard; special friends, Mary Louise Hopkins and Gladys Roberson all of Washington and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Percy Taylor Hodges, Allen Roberson Hodges and Joseph B. Hodges and her sisters: Mary Betty Hodges Smith Belote Perry and Tillie Faye Hodges White.  The family will receive friends 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at her home located at 5595 Hwy.17 North, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Brantley Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robert Gordon Brantley

Robert "Bob" Gordon Brantley, 64, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2002, three working days prior to his retirement.  Born in Aurora, North Carolina, on October 2, 1937, Bob had been a Hampton resident for 42 years.  Bob was an U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a security officer at Newport News Shipbuilding and a past president of the local Security Officers Union #451. He was looking so forward to Monday, September 30, as his last day of employment. He was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and was of the Methodist faith.  Preceded in death by his father, Columbus S. Brantley, and a sister, Sharon B. Robinson, Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann Brantley; two daughters, Fran B. Haley and her husband, Bill, of Youngsville, NC, and Gina Brantley of Mississippi; his mother, Ruby Mayo Brantley of Newport News; his sister, Pat B. Steiner, and her husband, Sanford, of Newport News; and three grandchildren, Charles and Christopher Haley, and Dylan Ford.  A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28, in Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with Rev. William Haley officiating. Burial will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 in the funeral home.   Arrangements are in the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 North Armistead Avenue in Hampton.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – September 27, 2002; pg. C5)

Ruby Frances Mayo Brantley

Mrs. Ruby Frances Mayo Brantley, age 90, a resident of Northampton Convalescent Center in Hampton, VA and a former resident of Aurora, NC died Saturday December 23, 2006.  A funeral will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday December 27, 2006 at Campbell’s Creek United Methodist Church of Aurora officiated by Rev. William Haley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Wayne Mayo, James Mayo, Larry Mayo, Jesse Robinson, James Edward Lewis and David Austin will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Brantley was born in Aurora on December 26, 1915 daughter of the late Francis Mayo and the late Lula Powers Mayo. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and married Columbus S. Brantley on December 12, 1936 who preceded her in death on May 22, 1999. Mrs. Brantley was a homemaker and a member of Campbell’s Creek United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a daughter: Patricia Brantley Steiner and her husband Sanford of Newport News, VA; two sisters: Nona M. Newberry of Pantego and Marguerite M. Bracy of Washington; five grandchildren: Frances Haley, Lindy Lewis, Gina Brantley, Jeffrey Robinson and Tammy Morrissette and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Brantley was preceded in death by a daughter: Sharon B. Robinson; a son: Robert Gordon Brantley and five brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday December 26, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington  is serving the Brantley family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary – Monday, December 25, 2006)

George Edison Braswell

Mr. George Edison Braswell, age 84, a resident of 168 Washington Harbor and a former resident of Virginia Beach, VA and Bath, NC died Friday August 1, 2008 at his home.  A Funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday August 3, 2008 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in St. Clair’s Church Cemetery.  Mr. Braswell was born in Beaufort County on December 30, 1923 son of the late Charlie Newberry Braswell and the late Bessie Ross Braswell. He served his country in the US Navy during World War II. Mr. Braswell married the former Vivian Elsie McCullough on September 1, 1951 who preceded him in death on November 30, 2000. He later married Jennette Harris Woolard on March 3, 2001 who survives. Mr. Braswell was a retired self employed building contractor having worked in the Tidewater area of Virginia and the Beaufort County area. He was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge # 196 and the Scottish Rite.  Surviving along with his wife Jennette Braswell of the home is a daughter: Pamela Sue Batten and her husband George of Palm Coast, FL; a son: David Paul Braswell and his wife Cheryl of Bath; three step daughters: Kathy Bowen and her husband Frankie of Plymouth, Debra Fraley and her husband Michael of Blounts Creek and Karen Heffley and her husband Kenneth of Bath; two step sons: Wayne Woolard and his wife Kay of Washington and Dale Woolard and his wife Jeannie of Bath; two sisters: Norma Carawan of Grimesland and Evon O’Brien of Virginia Beach, VA; a niece Evelyn Cutler of Washington; two grandchildren: Eric Paul Braswell and his wife Stephanie and Katie Batten; three great grandchildren: Travis Paul Braswell, Ashton Rae Braswell and Lance Hayden Smith; five step grandchildren: Stephanie Kelly, Cynthia Brand, Mandy Hedgepath, Cameron Waters and Mathew Woolard and four step great grandchildren: Lindsay and McKenna Brand, Ava Grace Hedgepath and Kiera Kelly. Mr. Braswell was preceded in death by a sister: Lucy B. Page; and two grandchildren: Cindy Faye Braswell and Julia B. Jones.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday August 2, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Braswell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Johnny Mack Braxton

Mr. Johnny Mack Braxton of Blounts Creek, 61, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.  A graveside service will be held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville. Mr. Braxton was a native of the Belvoir community of Pitt County, but spent most of his adult life in Greenville. For the past few years, he had made his home in the Blount’s Creek community of Beaufort County. He was involved in home construction and improvements. Survivors include two daughters, Melanie D. Steffer of Durham and Wendy Braxton of Chocowinity; one son, Gregory Futrell of Chocowinity; three grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Braxton, Joe Braxton and Gene Braxton, all of Winterville; and four sisters, Dot Manning of Belvoir, Eva Allen and Cynthia Jones, both of Greenville, and Shirley Allen of Winterville.  The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 1, 2008)

Janet Ann Bonner Brewer

Ms. Janet Ann Bonner Brewer, age 76, a resident of 192 Peele Road, Aurora, NC died Friday July 1, 2011 at her home.  A memorial graveside service will be held 10:30 AM Thursday July 7, 2011 at High Hill Cemetery of Aurora officiated by Pastor Earl Sadler, Jr.  Ms. Brewer was born in Chesterfield County, VA on March 13, 1935 daughter of the late William Crawford Bonner, Sr. and the late Ruth Louise Allen Bonner. She was a 1953 graduate of Aurora High School and worked as a clerk for the Town of Aurora. Ms. Brewer also had lived and worked in Virginia. She was a member of Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church of Aurora.  Survivors include two sons: David Brewer of Florida and Norman Brewer of New Jersey; two sisters: Tess Peele and Ruth Harris of Aurora and five grandchildren: Nicole Hancock, James Hancock, Jeremy Brewer, Katie Brewer, and Dakota Brewer. Ms. Brewer was preceded in death by her daughter: Janet Ruth Brewer; three brothers: William C. Bonner, Jr., Wilbur Lee Bonner and Richard Thomas Bonner, Sr. and her parents.  The family will receive friends at the home of Tess Peele located at 192 Peele Road, Aurora, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the brewer family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jimmie Warren Brewer, Sr.

Mr. Jimmie Warren Brewer Sr., 75, a resident of 3435 Hwy. 264, E. Washington, N.C. died peacefully after a brief illness at his Pamlico Beach Home, Thursday, July 24, 2008. Graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Mobley. Alford Wilkins, Curtis Wilkins, Junius Fulford, Michael Hopkins, Monte Hopkins and Howard Sawyer will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Brewer was born in Pitt County on Oct. 31,1932, to the late Linwood and Genevieve Broadhurst Brewer. He was a graduate of Greenville High School attended ECU and served in the United States Air Force. In 1981 he retired as an insurance adjuster with Great American Insurance Co. after 32 years of service. He then went on to work ten years with his son Jimmie who is owner and operator of Warehouse Tire and Battery in Washington. On Oct. 3, 1987, he married Mary Elizabeth Bunn who survives. Survivors include Mary Bunn Brewer of the home; two sons, Jim Brewer and wife, Audrey, of Winterville, Todd Brewer and wife, Jenee, of Bethel; three stepsons, Charles Harris and wife, Donna, of Greenville, Michael Perry and wife, Julie, of Belhaven, Bob Perry of Washington; two brothers, Frank L. Brewer and wife, Linda, of Greenville, Woody Brewer of Greenville; three sisters, Leytha B. Mobley and husband, Bill, of Washington, Linda B. Calvert of Winterville and Evelyn Blizzard of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Alexis Brewer, Madison Brewer, Cobie Brewer, Allison Perry, Jacob Perry, Tyler Harris, Ryan Harris; and Mary Askew, the mother of Jim Brewer, Todd Brewer, Charles Harris and also Randy Lee Harris, who preceded Mr. Brewer in death. Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Bill Blizzard. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Brewer family.  (Greenville Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Saturday, July 26, 2008)

Sudie Bowen Brice

Sudie Bowen Brice, age 94, died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.  She was born on December 5, 1914 in Blounts Creek, N.C, daughter of the late Linstread and Maggie Toler. She was a member of the White Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Small, N.C.  She is survived by two sons, Bill Bowen and wife, Bertie Bowen of New Bern, N.C. and Cameron Bowen and late wife, Jean of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Lois Daugherty and husband, Fred of Chesapeake, Va.; six grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Bill Wingard and Dwight Williams. Burial will follow in the Sandy Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Small, N.C.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Brice Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, April 28, 2009)

Cynthia Ormond Brickhouse

Cynthia Ormond Brickhouse, 75, a resident of Bath, NC went to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 5, 2013 at The Bath Christian Church officiated by Curtis White. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00AM until the funeral hour at the church and other times at the home of her daughter, Lori Norman, located at 302 Carteret Street in Bath, NC.   Mrs. Brickhouse was born in Beaufort County on October, 18, 1937, the daughter of the late Harold Blane Ormond and Helen Irene Credle Ormond who survives. She was married to Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, Jr. on July 14, 1956, he preceded her in death on December 4, 2005.   Mrs. Brickhouse was a graduate of Bath High School and was a member of The Bath Christian Church. She was on the board of The Town of Bath and she was the owner and operator of Cynthia's Gift Shop in Bath for over 20 years. Her most important qualities was the love of her family, playing cards, and her love of interior decorating.   Survivors include: her mother Helen Credle Ormond; her two daughters: Sherry B. McKenzie and her husband Max of Elizabeth City, NC and Lori B. Norman and her husband Leon of Bath, NC; her two brothers: Harold Blane Ormond and his wife Nelda and Kenneth C. Ormond; her daughter-in-law Nancy Davenport Brickhouse; sister-in-law: Gloria W. Ormond ; Seven grandchildren: Heather Tuttle and husband Rodney, Lauren McKenzie, Max McKenzie III and wife Brie, Robert Norman and wife Misty, Ashleigh Boyd and fiancé Matthew, Sam Brickhouse IV and wife Molly, and Shay Brickhouse; and four great grandchildren. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews who were very special to her. She was preceded in death by her son Samuel A. "Buddy" Brickhouse III, her brother Thomas B. Ormond, Sr..  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Brickhouse family.  (Pamlico Funeral Home)

Emily Bateman Brickhouse

Mrs. Emily Bateman Brickhouse, age 81, a resident of 201 Austin Point Drive, Washington, NC died at her home on Tuesday April 21, 2009.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 25, 2009 at the First Christian Church of Washington. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Friday April 24, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Complete Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 23, 2009)

Isaac Walker Brickhouse

BELHAVEN - Mr. and Mrs. James Dalton ("Buddy" and Angie) Brickhouse of the Ponzer community, announce the birth and death of a son, Isaac Walker Brickhouse, on Friday, May 26, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  Surviving with the parents are the maternal grandfather, Kelly Williams of Swan Quarter; the maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Rim "Teresa" Bates of Grifton; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boardwine of Belhaven; the maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Radcliff of Pantego.  Private family services were held on Sunday.  Arrangements were by Bryab Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Tuesday, May 30, 1995)

Mary Dunbar Brickhouse

Mary Dunbar Brickhouse, 102, formerly of Aurora died Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Grantsbrook Nursing Home. She attended the Dublin Grove FWB Church. She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn McKinney of Bayboro; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchidren. Funeral services were held June 18 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Robert Cayton officiating. Interment followed at Smithton Cemetery in Belhaven. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance, NC.   (The Pamlico News [Oriental, NC] - June 20, 2012)

Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, Jr.

Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, Jr., 76, died at his home in Bath on Sunday, December 4, 2005, with his family by his side.  He had just celebrated his birthday having been born on November 25, 1929.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 8, 2005 in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Curtis White of Bath Christian Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will include his brothers-in-law, Harold B. Ormond, Jr., Thomas B. Ormond, Sr., Kenneth C. Ormond, Sr. and Knox Edward (Bo) Kilpatrick, Jr.  Also serving as pallbearers are his grandson, TSgt. Rodney G. Tuttle and Jerrell Wilson.  The family will receive friends from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at his home.  Sam met and married the love of his life, Cynthia in July, 1956.  Mr. Brickhouse and his family had previously resided in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA.  He spent 30 years in Virginia after being brought to the area when his parents purchased property in East Ocean View.  Sam had worked for Honeywell for 30 years and had retired to Bath, NC, Cynthia’s birthplace, in 1979.  He served in the Army after WWII.  Sam will always be remembered for his artwork that he and Cynthia sold throughout their married life at Boardwalk Art Shows and later in a Gift Shop they owned in Bath, NC.  He had a rare gift though he was never formally trained.  A block of wood became a duck, crab, bird, whale or turtle with a few cuts and his imagination.  No two things were ever alike because they were all handmade.  He picked up painting and could be found painting Santa Clauses’ and Bath pirates as well as landscape pictures.  His gentle way and smiling blue eyes brought joy to all who knew him and his words of wisdom will be missed by all whose lives he touched.  While raising his family it was common for him to “sell a duck” so that the family could enjoy nice meals or buy something that one of his children wanted.  His family will miss his presence, but cherish his memory.  Along with his loving wife, Cynthia Ormond Brickhouse of the home, he is survived by his children, Sherry McKenzie and her husband, Max, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA, Lori Norman and her husband, Leon of Bath, and Samuel (Buddy) Brickhouse, III and his wife Nancy of Bath.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Heather M. Tuttle and her husband, Rodney of Anchorage, Alaska, Lauren McKenzie and Max Wendell McKenzie, III of Virginia Beach, VA, Ashleigh Mari Norman Boyd and her husband, Allen of Bath, Samuel (Little Bud) Alfred Brickhouse, IV and Shay Alexander Brickhouse, I of Bath and James Robert Norman and his wife, Misty of Washington and three great-grandchildren, Kaylie Samantha Tuttle and Autumn Elysabeth Tuttle of Anchorage, Alaska and Allen Michael Boyd of Bath.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, Sr. and Myrtle James Brickhouse.  His brother, Jack Alfred Brickhouse also preceded him in death.  He has two surviving sisters, Donna J. Graybill of Selingsgrove, PA and Bazelle Womick of Virginia Beach, VA.  He has many nieces and nephews who also survive him as well as several brother and sister in laws, whom he loved.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, III

WASHINGTON - Samuel Alfred "Buddy" Brickhouse III, 48, a resident of 3190 NC Hwy 92 E, Washington, NC went to heaven after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 24, 2012.  A funeral will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service conducted by Curtis White. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. George Chrismon, Tommy Ormond, Dwayne Woolard, Wayne Woolard, Jay Morgan, Reuban Braddy, Luiz Ramirez and Luis Costella will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Bath Volunteer Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Buddy was born in Norfolk, VA on December 28, 1963 to the late Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, Jr. and Cynthia Ormond Brickhouse, who survives. He graduated from Bath High School and attended Beaufort County Community College.  On September 8, 1984, he married the love of his life, Nancy Davenport Brickhouse who survives. Together with his wife, Buddy proudly built their businesses, Landscaping Unlimited, Inc. and Enchanted Gardens True Value, Inc. which are his legacies to his beloved sons. He was a member of the Bath Volunteer Fire Department. Buddy lived each day to the fullest. He spent his free time with his family and friends, traveling, cooking out and enjoying everyone's company. He shared his love for trains by building model railroads so people of all ages could watch and enjoy them.  Survivors include two sons, Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, IV and fiance', Molly Hardison and Shay Alexander Brickhouse of Washington, NC; two sisters, Sherry B. McKenzie and husband Max of Elizabeth City, NC and Lori B. Norman and husband Leon of Bath, NC; mother-in-law, Martha A. Davenport of Washington, NC; and his large extended family that includes 19 nieces and nephews and 8 great-nieces and nephews.  Buddy was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Harold B. Ormond, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Samuel Alfred Brickhouse, Sr. and Myrtle James Brickhouse; father-in-law, Johnnie Richard Davenport, Jr., and uncle, Thomas B. Ormond, Sr.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC and other times at the home.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, June 26, 2012)

Thomas Ervin Brickhouse

Thomas Ervin Brickhouse, 70, of 2440 Ambrose Road, Creswell, died on Wednesday afternoon at Washington County Hospital, Plymouth.  Born in Beaufort County, N. C. , December 10, 1943, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth Campbell Brickhouse and the late Ervin Brickhouse.  He was married to Susan Marie O’Donnell who also survives.  He spent his working years as owner/operator of a paint and body shop in Columbia and later as a security guard.  Thomas had a great love for riding horses.  He loved his family and adored his grandchildren and was known to be an honest and hard worker.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Surviving in addition to his wife and mother, are three daughters, Sherry Leonard and husband, Mike of Gates, N. C. Kathie Cahoon and husband, Teddy of Columbia, and Penny Everette and husband Billy of Summit, NC; a step-daughter, Laura Silverdahl of Manns Harbor; two step-sons, Joseph O’Donnell and wife, Stephanie of Morehead City and Chris Silverdahl and wife, Deanne of Opelika, Alabama; three brothers, Larry Brickhouse and wife, Sue, Keith Brickhouse of Montana, and Randy Brickhouse of Columbia,; grandchildren, Josie Borst, Chase Borst, Christopher O’Donell, Montana O’Donell, Elizabeth Leonard, Emma Leonard, Michael Leonard, Cole Everette, Brett Everette and Kayla Everette; step-grandchildren, Willie Springer and Tiffany Springer of Dickson, Tenn.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

Cynthia Williams Bridgeman

Ms. Cynthia Williams Bridgeman, age 48, a resident of Cody Road, Washington, NC passed away Friday, September 23, 2011 at University Health Systems Inpatient Hospice, Greenville, NC. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 3 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations. A reception will be held for family and friends immediately following the service. Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery at a later date.  Cynthia was born on May 5, 1963 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Merlin Hudson Williams and Jessie Respess, who survives. She was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County. Cynthia worked at Linda's Monogramming as a seamstress.  Along with her mother, she is survived by her two daughters, Kristen Bridgeman of Pinetown, NC and Samantha Bridgeman of Washington, NC; a step-daughter, Misty Ingalls of Greenville, NC; two brothers, Mark and Kenneth Williams, both of FL; a sister, Susan Elks of Washington, NC; three grandsons and one granddaughter; two step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her fiancé, Wayne Ingalls.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Bridgeman family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Maurice Ray Bridgeman

Mr. Maurice Ray Bridgeman, age 74, a resident of 2039 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery with Derik Davis officiating.  Mr. Bridgeman was born in Beaufort County on May 20, 1933. He was the son of the late Jay Bridgeman and Olive Whitley Bridgeman. Mr. Bridgeman served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Weyerhaeuser as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Bridgeman was a member of the American Legion.  On July 12, 1958, Mr. Bridgeman married the former Deborah Virginia Lilley, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two sons, Nelson Bridgeman and Austin Bridgeman both of Washington; a daughter, Sandi Taylor of Washington; a sister, Geraldine Warren of Washington; two brothers, Kenneth Bridgeman and Robert Bridgeman both of Washington; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jasper Bridgeman and a sister, Judith Bunn.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bridgeman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, January 27, 2008)

Robert Cuthrell Bridgeman

Robert Cuthrell Bridgeman, age 70, a resident of 1080 CBH Lodge Road, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at University Health Systems Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Washington Assembly of God in Washington and other times at the home of his son Gentry located at 3210 U.S. Highway 17 North, Washington.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Bridgeman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 24, 2011)

Lee Briggs

Lee Briggs, 92, a retired cryptographer with the Army Department, died Jan. 22 of pneumonia at Virginia Hospital Center. He lived in Falls Church.  He was born in Pinetown, N.C., and grew up in Asheville, N.C. He graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota, where he went on scholarship from the Interlochen music camp in Michigan. He was a student composer and conductor. While at the camp, he played the first contrabass clarinet in the United States. It had been imported from France. He also studied at Johns Hopkins University's School of Higher Studies in Baltimore.  From 1937 to 1941, he was the supervisor of music for city schools in Asheville. He then moved to Falls Church to work as a cryptographer for the Army Department in intelligence purchasing. There he met his wife, who also had come to Washington to work during World War II. He retired in 1973.  Mr. Briggs was a member of the Greenway Downs Citizens Association. He also worked on the Falls Church Zoning Board and the Falls Church Historical Commission. Mr. Briggs, an amateur historian and photographer, worked with a joint city and church four-day bicentennial celebration in 1976.  He served as a vestryman at Falls Church Episcopal Church and provided audiovisual education for its Sunday school. His wife of 54 years, Alice Longsworth Briggs, died in 1998.  Survivors include two children, Carleton Longsworth Briggs of St. Louis and Jo Briggs Freeman of Richmond; and three grandchildren.  (The Washington Post (Washington, DC) – January 26, 2005; pg. B5)

Annie Ball Bright

CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Annie Ball Bright, 91, of 2203 West Barr Road died Thursday, June 12, 2008. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. Burial in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of Carrie Jean Carrow, 2273 W. Barr Road, Chocowinity, Lillie McVicker, 358 James Lane, Chocowinity, and Bobby Bright, 2525 Slatestone Road, Washington, N.C. Memorials to Chocowinity Church of God, 154 Ballard St., Chocowinity, NC 27817 or Grand Ole Gospel, 485 Carrow Road, Chocowinity, NC 27817.  (Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] – Saturday, June 14, 2008)

 Bettie Jo Cherry Bright

ELKIN - Bettie Jo Cherry Bright, 62, of 428 Grassy Fork Road, formerly of Washington, N.C., died Tuesday, May 25, 2010.  She was born in Beaufort County, attended the Old Ford School and graduated from Washington High School in 1966. She was a member of the New Home Church of Christ. She was formerly employed by the Mid-East Regional Housing Authority, Belk's, and as a property manager with Partnership Property Management.  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Everett's Church of Christ with Dennis Davis officiating. A private graveside service will be held.  She is survived by her husband, Wayne "Joe" Bright; children, Joseph Wayne "Joey" Bright and Amanda Leigh Bright; her brothers, Truman Cherry of Fayetteville, Jack Cherry of Washing-ton, Gerald Cherry of Virginia and Ronald Eugene Cherry of New Bern.  The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC - Friday, May 28, 2010)

Catherine J. Bright

Catherine J. Bright, 96, Nov. 22.  Graveside 11 a.m., Wednesday, Wesley Cemetery, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – November 24, 1998; pg. B6)

Elliott Hollowell Bright

Mr. Elliott Hollowell Bright, age 90, of 1154 Shirley Farm Road, Pinetown, died Saturday, July 28, 2007 at his home.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday, July 30, 2007 at the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church and will be conducted by Dr. Harold Greene. Burial will follow in Yeatesville cemetery. Travis Bright, Jody Bell, Doug Dixon, Phil Vernelson, Greg Cox and Jeff Herr will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Read Allen III, Dale Tolan, Delma Tolan and Lee Bond.  Mr. Bright was born in Pasquotank County on September 17, 1916 to the late Elijah and Maggie Williams Bright and on January 2, 1940 in Suffolk, Va. he married Grace Mae Taylor in who survives. He was a retired farmer, furniture maker, loved to work in his garden and was an active member of the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church until his illness.  Survivors other than his wife Grace include three sons, Doug Bright and wife Jenny of Belhaven, Clark Bright and his wife Beth of Greenville, Scott Bright and his wife, Nancy of Roxboro; six grandchildren, Melody Bright Bell and husband Jody of Belhaven, Jill Bright Vernelson and husband Phil of New Bern, LeAnn Bright Dixon and husband Doug of Belhaven, Denise Bright Cox and husband Gregory of Charlotte, Morgan Bright Herr and husband Jeffrey of Richmond, VA, Travis Andrew Bright of Charlotte; five great grandchildren, Megan Bell, Hunter Bell, Douglas S. Dixon, Ashlyn Cox and Mason Herr.  He was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, and one great grandchild, Annebelle Dixon.  The family will receive friends at the home, 1154 Shirley Farm Road, Pinetown.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving in the Bright family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Etta Belote Bright

Mrs. Etta Belote Bright, age 85, a former resident of Elkin, NC died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Washington, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 pm Friday March 1, 2013 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington officiated by Tim Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Julian Cutler, Bryan Belote, Dwayne Belote, Stevan Belote and Danny Bright.  Mrs. Bright was born in Durham, NC on June 12, 1927 daughter of the late Charlie Costin Belote and Mary Overton Belote. She married Joseph Arden Bright on June 20, 1946, who preceded her in death on February 23, 1966. Mrs. Bright worked as a bookkeeper with Smith Brothers Grocery Store and Bright's Truck Repair. She was a member of Women of the Moose.  Mrs. Bright is survived by two sons: Joe Bright, Sr. of Pinetown and Charles Templeton Bright of Jonesville; a granddaughter: Amanda Bright of Washington, NC, and a brother: Charlie Belote, Jr. and his wife Judy of Washington, NC. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bright was preceded in death by a grandson: Joe Bright, Jr.  The family will receive friends at the home of her granddaughter, Amanda Bright located at 3137 Braddy Road, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bright family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Henry Clifton Bright

Mr. Henry Clifton Bright, age 94, a resident of Chocowinity, died Wednesday morning, December 16, 2009 at his home.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Pastor Jerry Smith. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Gary Bright, William Jr. Buck, Obe Glenn Worthington, Harold Bright, Wayne Fornes, Chris Bright and Greg Bright will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Bright was born in Beaufort County on December 29, 1914 to the late Henry Cleveland Bright and Rosa Boyd Bright. On December 30, 1936 he married Lottie Leona Wiggins. He was a farmer and he owned and operated Bright Strawberry Farm. Mr. Bright was a member of Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife Lottie W. Bright of the home; his son, Melvin Bright and his wife Brenda of Morehead City; his grandson, Phillip Strickland and his great grandson, Caleb Strickland. He was preceded in death by his brother, Irving Bright and his sisters, Gertie May Lewis and Clara Ruth Styron.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Bright family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, December 18, 2009)

Hilda Hollis Bright

Mrs. Hilda Hollis Bright, age 78, of 10863 NC Hwy. 32 N. Washington, died Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at her home.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Derik Davis. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Rafael Perez, Thomas Perez, Jeffrey Woolard, Gary Hollis and Swindell Braddy will serve as pallbearers. Alfonso Boyd will serve as honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Bright was born October 20, 1929 to the late Harvey and Plum Woolard Hollis. On June 8, 1946, she married Heber T. Bright, who preceded her in death on November 29, 1986. She was a member of Zion Episcopal Church and she was a homemaker.  Survivors include 2 daughters: Barbara Boyd of Washington, Janice Woolard of Washington, 1 son: Danny Bright and wife Lou of Washington, 1 brother: Bonner Hollis and wife Doris of Chocowinity, 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bright family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, November 8, 2007)

John Dorenius Bright

Mr. John Dorenius Bright, age 75, a resident of 123 Silo Drive, Chocowinity, NC died Saturday December 3, 2011 at his home.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Bright was born in Beaufort County on August 11, 1936 son of the late William Churchill Bright and the late Annie Maude Ball Bright. He served his country in the National Guard. Mr. Bright married the former Mary Louise Williams in 1971 who survives. He was a retired supervisor with Weyerhauser Co.  Surviving along with Mr. Bright’s wife Mary of the home are two daughters: Shelia Katherine Bright of Greenville and Clara Louise Brown of Chocowinity; a son: Randy Lamberth Bright of Washington; a sister: Carrie Jean Carrow of Chocowinity and a brother: Bobby Glenn Bright of Washington. Mr. Bright was preceded in death by a son: Jay Bright; a sister: Lillie Mae McVicker and a brother: Ray Bright.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bright family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Johnnie Davis Bright

Johnnie Davis Bright, age 89, of 1230 Kite Town Rd. Vanceboro died Tuesday February 6, 2007 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday February 9, 2007 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Henry Horne. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Michael Bright, Tommy Bizzell, Stan Fifield, Frankie Bright, Edward Ipock and Mike Kite will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Bright was born December 31, 1917 to the late John and Mittie Moore Bright and on January 9, 1950 he married Mildred Kite who survives. He served in the United States Army, was employed at National Spinning Co., was also a farmer and was a member of the Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Mildred Kite Bright of the home, one daughter, Glenda Bright Kornegay of Vanceboro, one son, Eddie Davis Bright of Greenwich, CT, two sisters, Elsie Venters of Jacksonville, Louise Sheppard of Washington, one brother, Ray Bright of Raleigh and one grand daughter, Katelyn Kornegay of Vanceboro.  The family will receive friends at the home, 1230 Kite Town Rd. Vanceboro.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bright family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 9, 2007)

Joseph Wayne Bright, Jr.

Mr. Joseph Wayne “Joey” Bright Jr., age 41, formerly of Washington and currently of Elkin, N.C., died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Wake Forest Baptist Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem.  Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dennis R. Davis and Billy Ray Askew.  The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, December 16, 2011 at Everett’s Crossroads Church of Christ and other times at the home of his sister, Amanda Bright.  Joey was born in Beaufort County on February 27, 1970. He was the son of Joseph Wayne “Joe” Bright, Sr. and the late Bettie Cherry Bright. Joey was a truck mechanic. He graduated from Bath High School in 1988. Joey was a member of the Boy Scouts and had served as assistant Scout Master. He was a member of the Eastern Antique Power Association and the New Home Church of Christ in Dobson, N.C.  Joey is survived by his father, Joseph Wayne “Joe” Bright, Sr. of Elkin; his sister, Amanda Leigh Bright of Washington; his paternal grandmother, Etta B. Bright of Washington; and several aunts and uncles.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bright family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Linda Midgett Bright

Ms. Linda Midgett Bright, age 61, a resident of Shirley Farm Road, Pinetown, NC died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. A memorial celebration of her life will be Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Assembly Church of God, Belhaven, NC. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  Linda was born on November 8, 1949 in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of the late Warren Jerome Midgett and Margaret Cuthrell Midgett. She attended the Washington City Schools. Linda was a member of First Assembly Church of God in Belhaven.  Survivors include her children, Martha Ann Wallace Snell of Vanceboro, Shelia Brinson Price of Jamesville, Robert "Bobby" Wallace of Pamlico County and Charles Wallace of Vanceboro, brothers Donald Midgett of Rocky Mount, Anthony Midgett of Staford, VA and James Midgett of Manteo, a sister, Elaine Daniels of Manteo and eleven grandchildren.  In addition to her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Jerome Midgett and Larry Lee Midgett.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Percillia Dean Hawkins Bright

Ms. Percillia Dean Hawkins Bright, age 60, a resident of 580 Haw Branch Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, conducted by Jason Kirkman.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Fonzie Crisp, Timmy Tyson, Philip Tyson, Daniel Tyson, Justin Tyson, and Guy Woolard.  Ms. Bright was born in Beaufort County on October 8, 1950. She was the daughter of Mary Ruth “Polly” Smith Hawkins and the late Lawrence Hawkins, Jr. Ms. Bright was a retired child nutrition assistant with the Beaufort County Schools, working at Southside High School. She was a member of the Haw Branch Church of Christ.  Ms. Bright loved watching movies and reading books. She collected English Bulldog figurines. Ms. Bright liked to travel, especially to the beach. While at the beach, she loved to fish with her granddaughters, Breanna and Darien, who were the “apple of her eye”. Ms. Bright enjoyed family gatherings and would “fight you for a steak and baked potato”.  Ms. Bright is survived by her son, Bennie Bright, Jr. and his wife, Christina of Washington; two granddaughters, Breanna and Darien Bright of Washington; her mother, Mary Ruth “Polly” Smith Hawkins of Chocowinity; two sisters, Janice Grissom and her husband, Philip of Chocowinity and Evelyn Tyson and her husband, Bobby of Washington; brother in law, Billy Ray Hannah of Washington and ex-husband, Bennie Bright, Sr. of Washington.  In addition to her father, Ms. Bright was preceded in death by her sister, Gloria Jean Hannah.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her sister, Janice Grissom, 150 Union Chapel Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Bright family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Selma Juanita Bright

Mrs. Selma Juanita Bright, age 81, a resident of 141 Moore Lane, Chocowinity, NC died on Sunday, November 14, 2010 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  A graveside funeral service will be held 3:00pm Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Doug Batchelor.  Mrs. Bright was born in Beaufort County on August 22, 1929 to the late Samuel Lyle Carrow and Sudie Clark Carrow. She attended schools in Beaufort County. In 1947, she married Sylvester Bright, who preceded her in death on October 18, 1981. Mrs. Bright had worked most of her life as a waitress at Ayer’s Log Cabin, Knotty Pine Inn and Korner Cupboard. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the DAV Auxiliary. Mrs. Bright was a member of Love Missionary Baptist Church.  Mrs. Bright is survived by three sisters: Etta B. Tetterton of Washington, NC, Hazel C. Mills of Vanceboro, NC and Dorothy Lee Wheeler of Nashville, TN, a brother: Willie Gray Moore of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bright is preceded in death by two brothers: Samuel Etheldon Carrow and William Albert Moore and a sister: Edna Inez Pipkin.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 6:00-7:30pm at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Bright family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Thelma Hawkins Bright

Mrs. Thelma “Louise” Hawkins Bright, 86, formerly of Bright Road, Chocowinity, died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home with D.J. Maxey officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Chris Brights, Bryan Lilley, Joe Stringer, Danny Moody, Vincenzo Cilluffo and Richard Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Spivey and Johnny Anderson.  Mrs. Bright was born in Pantego on March 2, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence Hawkins and Ada Woolard Hawkins. She was a homemaker. She was married to Irving Theodore Bright, who preceded her in death on March 9, 1997. She was a member of the Haw Branch Church of Christ and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Greenville.  Survivors include two daughters, Linda Bright Dixon of Washington and Darlene Bright Dutton of Spartanburg, S.C.; two sons, Gary Thomas Bright of Chocowinity and Gregory Eugene Bright of Louisburg; six grandchildren, Cindy Dixon Stringer, Amy Dixon Moody, Courtney Elaine Dutton, Caroline Elizabeth Dutton, Christina Bright Lilley and Christopher Daren Bright; and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Robert Hawkins and Lawrence Hawkins Jr.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her son, Gary T. Bright, 715 Harding Lane, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bright family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 19, 2006)

Willie E. Bright

Willie E. Bright, 70, May 12. Funeral 2 p.m., Friday, funeral home chapel. Burial, Edwards Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – May 13, 1999)

Estelle Leggett Briley

Mrs. Estelle Leggett Briley, age 60, a resident of 108 N. Eden Drive, Smallwood, Washington, NC died Sunday, November 23, 2008 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery conducted by Eddie Bowen. Bill Mac Alligood, Jack Swanner, Ken Harris, Mac Gautier, Rupert Godley and Sammy Leggett will serve as pallbearers. Holman Cox will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Briley was born on December 6, 1947 to the late Sam Bell and Catherine Roberson Leggett. On May 31, 1969 she married Jerry Briley, who survives. Mrs. Briley was a retired case worker with the Beaufort County Department of Social Services. She was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ where she served as an assistant Sunday school teacher.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Briley is survived by a daughter, Kit Briley Vick and her husband Kevin of Washington; a sister, Gay Saleeby of Wilmington, NC; a brother, Edward Leggett of Washington; a grandson, Mason Vick of Washington and a mother-in-law, Kathleen Whitley of Washington.  The family received friends on Monday, November 24, 2008 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Briley family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, November 25, 2008)

James Frankie Briley

Mr. James Frankie Briley, age 66, a resident of 106 Beech Lane, Washington, died Monday, October 15, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15th St. Church of God and will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Lee and Rev. Ron Mizelle. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Eugene Elks, Bob Spraker, Sam Windley, Steven Elks, Larry Elks and Fred Conner will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Briley was born in Beaufort County on March 8, 1946 to the late James Henry Briley and Kathleen Andrews Briley who survives. He was a 1964 graduate of Washington High School and attended Elon College. On March 7, 1969 he married Elaine Staley who survives. He was employed as a medical courier for Depository Services at Brody School of Medicine for thirteen years, was inducted into the Washington High School Walk of Fame and enjoyed mission trips with the Men and Women of Action. Frankie was a member of the 15th St. Church of God and was affectionately known as “Dang, Dang”. Frankie’s joy was attending any special event his grandchildren participated in.  Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Andrews Whitley of Washington, his wife, Elaine Staley Briley of the home, two daughters, Monica Waters and husband David of Washington, Buffy Hodges and husband Marty of Washington, four grandchildren, Carmen Hodges, Kyle Hodges, Briley Waters, Zoey Waters, two brothers, Jerry Briley of Washington, Gary Briley of Washington and several wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ned Briley and two granddaughters, Jessica Waters and Madison Waters.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 17, 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 Briley family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Vicky Faye Brooks Briley

Mrs. Vicky Faye Brooks Briley, 64, a resident of 3855 Aurora Drive, Greenville, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Vidant Inpatient Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday Dec. 27, 2013, at The River Church, Bath, with pastor Ron Bousquet officiating.  Burial will follow in Strawberry Lane Cemetery in the Free Union community of Pinetown.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church and other times at the home or at the home of her sister, Virginia Keech, 7158 Free Union Church Road.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Benjamin Franklin Brinn, Sr.

Benjamin Franklin Brinn, Sr., 87, died Friday evening, Nov. 28, 1997.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., he was the widower of Marion Tyree Brinn and a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge No. 266, Khedive Temple, Elks Club, and a past president of Ocean View Shrine Club. Frank and his wife, Marion, owned and operated Brinn's Drug and Sundries on Bayview Blvd. in Norfolk for 50 years. Frank began his business career at the age of 9 after his father died. He delivered and sold ice from a horse-drawn dray to help his mother and 12 brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death in April of this year by a daughter, Barbara Sawyer.  Survivors include his son, Benjamin Franklin Brinn Jr. and his wife, Virginia; a sister, Rachel Bonney; five grandchildren, William E. Brinn, Benjamin F. Brinn III and Elizabeth Lee Brinn, all of Indiana, James Sawyer and Barbara Eckert of Newport News; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Christ United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frances Truitt Cooper. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to Shrine Children Burn Hospital of Christ United Methodist Church.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 30, 1997; pg. B6)

Delores Jean Sadler Brinn

Delores Jean Sadler Brinn of Granite Quarry, N.C. passed away April 29, 2014, at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. with her children by her side.  Mrs. Brinn was born August 20, 1937 in Belhaven, N.C. to the late William Harry Sadler and Nellie Elizabeth Woolard. On February 5, 1956 she married Wilbur T. Brinn, Sr. who preceded her in death on June 24, 2000.  Mrs. Brinn was a graduate of J.A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven. She had previously been employed by Kamlar, J.H. Cooke and Sons. She along with her husband operated two Sears’s franchises in Salisbury, N.C. and Roxboro, N.C before retiring to Belhaven where they operated O’Neal’s Snack Bar for several years.  She is survived by her children, Wilbur T. Brinn Jr. (Ted) and wife Catherine (Cathy) of Zebulon, N.C.; Denise B. Miller and husband James (Jim) of Granite Quarry, N.C. and Stephen J. Brinn (Steve) and wife Sonya of Knightdale, N.C. She had six grandchildren and five great grandchildren with one on the way. She is also survived by sisters, Janice Davenport and spouse Clifton Gerard of Belhaven, N.C. and Patricia Sadler of Washington N.C.  She was preceded in death by brothers, William H. Jr. (Billy), Benjamin Wayne and James Thomas (J.T.).  She also leaves behind her dog, Princess who brought her much comfort and joy over the past 10 years.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Brinn family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 1, 2014)

 Donald Ray Brinn, Sr.

CHESAPEAKE - Donald Ray Brinn Sr., 68, passed away Aug. 1, 2010. He was born in Washington, N.C., to the late James "Buck" Brinn and Grace Ashby. He was predeceased by his brother, Tommy Brinn. Donald was a devoted husband and father who loved his children. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Brinn; children, Sherry Ann Barnes, Donald Ray Brinn Jr., Timothy Ray Brinn, Jonathon "Boots" Ray Brinn, Jason Ray Brinn; sister, Elizabeth Bryant; brother, James "Larry" Brinn; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, in 11 a.m. at Kempsville Church of Christ. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Monday, Aug. 2, 2010)

 Lewis Beeman Brinn

Mr. Lewis “Lou” Beeman Brinn died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Community Presbyterian Church, Vacaville, Calif.  Mr. Brinn was born in Belhaven on Oct. 6, 1943. He was the son of Ruth Brinn of Belhaven and the late Burl Brinn Sr. He was married to Elaine Brinn, who survives. He was a 1962 graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School. He served four years in the Army.  Survivors include one son, Lewis Brinn of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Burl Brinn Jr. of Belhaven and Edward Brinn of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Mary Emily Brooks of Virginia Beach, Va.; three step-children, Christopher George of Rocklin, Calif., Elisabeth Gardner and Brittany George of Vacaville, Calif.; five grandchildren and step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister.  Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, September 10, 2008)

Louise Estelle Everett Brinn

Mrs. Louise Estelle Everett Brinn, age 89, a resident of 1150 Hubs Rec Road, Belhaven, NC, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 22, 2014, at St. Clair’s Church of Christ, Bath, officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington. Mrs. Brinn’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends Saturday from1:00 PM until the funeral hour at the church and other times at the home of Mrs. Brinn’s son, Roger Brinn, located at 1172 Hubs Rec Road, Belhaven, NC.  Mrs. Brinn was born in Beaufort County on October 2, 1924, daughter of the late Percy Hinton Everett and the late Ruth Hodges Everett. She was a graduate of Belhaven High School and married Dewey Arthur Brinn on January 31, 1942, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1985. She worked as a clerk for Norfolk Naval Air Station, and following moving back to Belhaven, she worked as a clerk/carrier with the US Postal Service. Mrs. Brinn was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  Survivors include a son: Roger Brinn and wife Sharon of Belhaven; two daughters: Cynthia McClintic of Ferrum, VA, and Bonnie Renee Brinn of Scranton, NC; ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Brinn was predeceased by a brother: Roy Everett.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Brinn family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Roy E. Brinn, Sr.

Roy E. Brinn, Sr., 79, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, after an extended illness.  Mr. Brinn was born in Bath, N.C., on Feb. 5, 1920. A member of Kempsville Church of Christ since 1954, he was a teacher, a deacon, an elder and a trustee of the church. Mr. Brinn was a custom home builder for 25 years, and after retirement he enjoyed fishing and crabbing on the Lynnhaven River.  Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Stella W. Brinn; two sons, Roy E. Brinn, Jr. and his wife, Norma, and Terry C. Brinn and his wife, Kathy; four grandchildren, Keith and his wife, Becky, Debbie and her husband, Mark, Amy, and Kevin and his wife, Tracy; and five great-grandchildren, Courtney, Nikki, Duell, Sydney and Alex.  A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kempsville Church of Christ by Minister Randall Childress and Minister John Boyer of Church of Christ at Creeds. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 26, 2000; pg. B8)

Ruth Slade Brinn

Mrs. Ruth Slade Brinn, age 87, a resident of 732 Hubs Rec Road, Belhaven, NC died Wednesday December 23, 2009 at Autumnfield Rest Home.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Sunday December 27, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Bob Beltz. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Eddie Brooks, Eric Brooks, Wade Thomas, Jr. Rodger Brinn, Jimmy Brinn, B. Brinn, Robbie Slade and Billy Slade will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Brinn was born in Beaufort County on November 11, 1922 daughter of the late Guilford Franklin Slade and the late Maude Rose Slade. She attended Pantego High School and married Burl Edward Brinn, Sr. on May 3, 1943 who preceded her in death on May 3, 1979. Mrs. Brinn was a waitress at the former Belhaven Bakery and a seamstress at Belhaven Manufacturing Co. until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ.  Survivors include a daughter: Mary Emily Brooks and her husband Howard of Virginia Beach, VA; two sons: Burl E. Brinn, Jr. and his wife Willene of Belhaven and Edward Lee Brinn and his wife Nita of Chesapeake, VA; a sister: Jacquelyn “Jackie” Boyd of New Bern; a brother: Guilford “Ralph” Slade of Washington; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Brinn was preceded in death by a daughter: Shelby Jean Thomas; a son: Lewis Brinn and three brothers: Cecil R. Slade, Robert M. Slade, Sr. and Thomas E. Slade.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Saturday December 26, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mrs. Brinn’s son Burl located at 1066 Hubs Rec Road, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Brinn family.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, December 26, 2009)

Dora H. Brinson

Mrs. Dora H. Brinson, age 73, a former resident of Captain’s Cove, Washington, died Saturday, August 7, 2010.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, with the Reverend Doug Batchelor officiating. Members of the E.B. “Red” Brinson Washington Memorial VFW Post 6088 are providing pallbearers. Mrs. Brinson was a member of Love Baptist Church.  Mrs. Brinson was born April 18, 1937, the daughter of the late Henry W. Hoffman and Virginia Sadler Hoffman of Phoebus, VA. She married the love of her life, the late Elmer “Red” Brinson on April 18, 1953, who preceded her in death. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many who knew and loved her.  Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Bridgman, husband, Maurice; Jennifer Schmitt, husband, Kurt; one son, Elmer Brinson, Jr., wife Jill; one brother, Henry S. Hoffman. Grandchildren – Stacy Brinson Phillips, Chris Brinson, Megan Bridgman Lands, Jami Brinson, Johnathan Schmitt, Greyson Schmitt, and Baylee Schmitt. Great-grandchildren – Sara Brinson, Samantha Phillips, Kamryn Emineth, Kaedin Weeks, and Dayja Weeks.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, August 9, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Jennifer Schmitt, 101 Bluegill Drive, Tranters Run, Washington.  A special thanks to Mary Curlings and the staff of the Alzheimer’s Unit at Britthaven, Washington, for the love and care they provided.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Brinson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Walter J. Brinson, Sr.

A memorial Mass will be scheduled for Walter J. Brinson, Sr., 92, former operator of Brinson's, a popular Town of Tonawanda refreshment stand.  Brinson died Wednesday (Feb. 7, 1996) in his home in Toms River, N.J., after a brief illness.  Born in Belhaven, N.C., he served in the Army in 1921-22 and came to Buffalo in the late 1920s, working as a chemist for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. In the mid-1930s, he opened a hot dog and hamburger stand on the northwest corner of Sheridan Drive and Colvin Boulevard and ran it for more than 20 years.  Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Etta Hammond Brinson; two sons, Walter J. Jr. and Paul, both of the Town of Tonawanda; a daughter, Jacqueline Herbort of Beaver Creek, Ohio; two stepsons, Gregory Hammond of Carbondale, Colo., and Paul Hammond of Las Vegas; a brother, Lynnwood, and a sister, Helen, both of Belhaven; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  (The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) – February 9, 1996; pg. B11)

James William Brite

CHOCOWINITY – Mr. James William "Bill" Brite, 78, of 617 N.C. 33 West, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.  Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, Paul Funeral Home chapel, Washington. Burial at the funeral home in Trinity Cemetery. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today, Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – November 30, 2005)

Elizabeth Bonner Moss Britt

Elizabeth Bonner Moss Britt, age 95, a resident of 109 Palmer Place, Washington, died Sunday, February 23, 2014.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church and will be conducted by Dr. Jerry Bron and Rev. Lee Kinney. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Morton Cooper, Jr., Preston Turner, Franklin Johnston, William Oden, Jr., Thomas Vann, and A. Dumay Gorham II. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Henry L. Stephenson, James G. Martin, Henry Blount Rumley, Dr. Robert Sandy, Dr. Josh Tayloe, William P. Mayo, Sr. and James G. Sullivan.  Mrs. Britt was born in Washington, NC on October 15, 1918 to the late Frank and Mary Russell Moss. She was married to E. Knox Britt who preceded her in death on February 27, 1979. Mrs. Britt was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Washington.  Survivors include two daughters: Bettie Bonner Bradshaw and husband Derris of Washington, Lindsay Britt Hornthal and husband Dr. Allen Hornthal of Edenton, grandchildren: Knox Hatton Cooper of Washington, John Campbell Cooper, Jr. of Washington; Mary Havens Cooper-Willis and husband Mark of Raleigh; Elizabeth Hornthal Worley and husband Todd, of Raleigh; Martha Lane Hornthal and partner Kathleen Kincaid of New York City, NY and great grandchildren: Lindsay and Michael Worley, and Maria and Veronica Matos. She was preceded in death by her brothers: John Havens Moss, Beverly Turpin Moss and Lindsay Russell Moss.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Britt family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ronald Gene Britt

Mr. Ronald Gene Britt, age 59, a resident of 109 Elks Road, Chocowinity, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at home.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Britt was born in Robeson County on January 6, 1947, son of the late Leona Herring Britt Rogers and David Paul Britt. He was a “bingo nut” and fishing fanatic.  He is survived by his special friend, Barbara Robinson; his daughter, Michelle Britt of Lumberton; two brothers, David Paul Britt Jr. and Bobby Britt, both of Kinston; his sister, Pam Cox of Kinston; and three grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Cawley.  The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Thursday. March 23, 2006 at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Britt Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 22, 2006)

Connie Ann Waters Broadway

Mrs. Connie Ann Waters Broadway, 68, died Friday, March 7, 2014.  A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 3 pm in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Rex Road in Vanceboro.  Mrs. Broadway, a native of Beaufort County, was a lifelong resident of Vanceboro. She was a member of the Vanceboro Christian Church. Mrs. Broadway was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.  She was preceded in death by her sons, Rex Earl Broadway and Robert E. “Robin” Broadway, Jr.; and grandson, Jonathan Cahoon; sister, Vickie Foy; and a brother, Vernon Wilkerson.  She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert Earl Broadway;  daughters, Debbie Broadway Hoell and husband, Pat and Lisa Broadway Cahoon and husband, Curtis, all of Vanceboro; grandchildren, Ryan Broadway and Keith Sadler; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Norah and Harmony Sadler; sisters, Barbara Taylor, Margie Dixon, Linda Fornes, and Judy Davenport; and a brother, Charlie Waters, Jr.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.  (Wilkerson Funeral Home)

Anne Myrtle Sheppard Brooks

Mrs. Anne Myrtle Sheppard Brooks, age 72, a resident of 125 East Eighth Street, Washington, NC died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC   A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday June 5, 2011 from the chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Pastor David Ingram. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Ji Anthony Paramore, Alan P. Brooks, Reginald Dillon Brooks, Ricky Gene Beacham, Jr., Ernest Armstead Sheppard, Jr. and Derek C. Brooks will serve as pallbearers. Wyatt Beacham, Tyler Cole Bradshaw and Jordan Allen Bradshaw will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Beaufort County on November 21, 1938 daughter of the late Ernest Armstead Sheppard and Emily Elizabeth Woolard Sheppard. She graduated from Washington High School and attended Beaufort County Community College. On July 18, 1960, she married Floyd Allen “Butterball” Brooks who preceded her in death on December 22, 1997. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the 15th Street Church of God.  Mrs. Brooks is survived by three daughters: Evelyn Brooks Tetterton and her husband Burnie of Bethel, Elizabeth Brooks Beacham and her husband Ricky of Chocowinity and Trudy Lynn Brooks Paramore and her husband Leslie of Blounts Creek, three sons: Lester Paul Brooks, Floyd Allen Brooks, Jr. and his wife Tessie and Reginald C. Brooks all of Washington, a brother: Ernest A. Sheppard, Jr. of Washington; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Brooks is preceded in death by a brother: Donald Ray Sheppard and a sister: Juanita Sheppard Godley.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday June 4, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Brooks Family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Charlie Jackson Brooks, Jr.

Mr. Charlie Jackson “C.J.”Brooks, Jr., age 83, a resident of 5593 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, NC died Friday August 27, 2010 at the Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday August 29, 2010 at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church of Pinetown officiated by Rev. Woodrow Freeze. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jimmy Council, David Council, Daniel Paul, Louis Paul, III, Allen Cuthrell, Hollis Brooks and Jamie Council will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. C.J. was born in Beaufort County on December 7, 1926 son of the late Charlie Jackson Brooks, Sr. and the late Annie Eliza Tetterton Brooks. He married the former Frances Gray Boyd on October 5 1948 who preceded him in death on May 29, 2010. Mr. C.J. was a 1944 graduate of Pantego High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Mr. C.J. was a farmer who also had worked with Weyerhaeuser and as a driver and mentor with the Beaufort County Developmental Center of Washington. His garden raised produce will be missed by his family and community. He was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church where he had served on the Deacon Board and served as a former adult Sunday School Teacher. Mr. C.J. was a former member of Pantego Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion Post of Belhaven.  Survivors include four daughters: Judy Council and her husband Robbie of Belhaven, Darlene Paul and her husband Richard of Pinetown, Diana Paul and her husband Louis Wilson of Pinetown and Glenda Cuthrell and her husband Brian of Belhaven; a son: Charlie J. Brooks, III and his wife Brenda of Pantego; a brother: Howard Brooks of Virginia Beach, VA; five sisters: Rachel Hardison and Lois Slade both of Pantego, Elva Respess of Chester, VA, Nelva Swinson of Jamesville and Patsy Rose of Pantego; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mr. C.J. was preceded in death by a grandson: Owen Brooks; two sisters Mildred Brooks and Mary Cuthrell and a brother: Frank Brooks.  The family will receive friends 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Saturday August 28, 2010 at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Brooks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dale Dennis Brooks

Dale Dennis Brooks, a resident of Washington, NC died Sunday December 29, 2013, at home surrounded by family.   A celebration of life will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Church of the Good Shepherd, Washington, NC overseen by Pastor Jay Martin.  The family will receive friends after the celebration at his home located at 112 Sunnyside Drive, Washington NC.  Mr. Brooks was born in Cleveland OH on September 28, 1938, son of the late Samuel Robert Brooks and Rose Mary Schall. He was a graduate of Greenville High School. On November 24, 1964, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Boyert who survives.  Dale Brooks was a self-made man; multiple entrepreneur of several successful businesses, including Karate International, Terrydale Printing and finally developer and founder of Computer Dynamics, a nationally-known software estimating program for the printing industry. In addition, Mr. Brooks was the writer and editor of the Who's Who series of American martial arts anthologies.  In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by his brother, Brad Enoch Brooks, sister, Barbara Magahey and brother-in-law Ron Magahey; sons, Sammy Brooks and wife Wendy Guan Brooks of Tianjin, China, Thumper Brooks, wife Rebecca Brooks and grandson Bodie Brooks of Washington NC, Brad Brooks of Grimesland NC, Terry Mitchell and wife Rhonda Mitchell of Reidsville, NC; and daughter Sandra Moran-Anderson, husband Greg Anderson and grandson Alec Moran of Henderson, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Brooks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Eugene C. Brooks

Eugene C. Brooks, 60, retired major of the Chesapeake Police Department, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Brooks was born in Washington, N.C., and was the son of the late Ervin P. and Ollie Guthrie Brooks. He served with the Chesapeake Police Department for 30 years. He attended Old Dominion University and received his master's degree from Nova University in Florida. He was a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., and was a past national president of the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association. Mr. Brooks was a member of the Virginia Police Chiefs' Association and the Fraternal Order of Police, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara Bliefernich Brooks; one daughter, Jennifer L. Brooks of Virginia Beach; one son, John E. Brooks of Suffolk; two sisters, Dorothy Price of Virginia Beach and Betty Brooks of Belhaven, N.C.; two brothers, Fred Brooks of Norfolk and Michael Brooks of Chesapeake; one stepdaughter, Katie Ruff of Virginia Beach; two stepsons, Kevin Ruff of Chicago, Ill., and Timothy Ruff of Rising Sun, Md.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.  Viewing will begin on today and the family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and at other times at 5325 Alishire Court, Virginia Beach.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – November 6, 1998; pg. B8)

Ferrell Owen Brooks

Master Ferrell Owen Brooks, age 7, a resident of 5601 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, N.C. died Saturday September 23, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at the Free Union Original Free Will Baptist Church of Pinetown officiated by Rev. Woodrow Freeze, III. Burial will follow in the Brooks Family Cemetery on Terra Ceia Road. Stacy Carowan, Joe Wingate, Macon Smithwick, Gill Robbins, Artie Vanderaa and Lewis Carowan will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne McDougal, Randy Jackson, Thomas Spencer, Jr., Walter Harris, Jr., Dr. Mark Beamer, Clinton Boyd, Miss Alexis Carowan, Haysmore Daw, Skyler Marshall and Nathaniel Bowen.  Owen was born in Belhaven on February 26, 1999 son of Charlie Jackson Brooks, III and Brenda Clayton Brooks. He attended Northeast Elementary school as a second grader, attended Free Union Original Free Will Baptist Church and played on the Southern Bank team in the Farm League of the Belhaven Recreation Department. Surviving along with Owen’s parents of the home are a brother: John Hollis Brooks of the home; his maternal grandfather: Edsel James Clayton, Sr. of Belhaven; his paternal grandparents: C.J. Brooks, Jr. and Frances Boyd Brooks of Pantego and aunts and uncles: Judy and Robbie Council of Belhaven, Darlene and Richard Paul of Pinetown, Diana and Wilson Paul of Pinetown, Glenda and Brian Cuthrell of Belhaven, Edsel J. Clayton, Jr. and Marie of Cape May, N.J., Lillian Hurst of Kenly and Staten Clayton of Belhaven. Owen was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Linda Wilbanks Clayton.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday September 26, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Owen’s grandparents: C.J. and Frances Brooks located at 5593 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, N.C.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, September 26, 2006)

Frances Boyd Brooks

Mrs. Frances Boyd Brooks, age 79, a resident of 5593 Terra Ceia Road, Pantego, NC died Saturday May 29, 2010 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday June 1, 2010 at the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church of Pinetown officiated by Rev. Woodrow Freeze. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington. Jimmy Council, David Council, Daniel Paul, Louis Paul, Allen Cuthrell, Hollis Brooks and Jamie Council will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Beaufort County on March 16, 1931 daughter of the late John Thomas Boyd and the late Martha Frances Boyd. She attended Pinetown School and Pantego High School before she married Charlie Jackson “C.J.” Brooks, Jr. on October 5, 1948 who survives. She was a homemaker and a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Brooks touched many lives thru singing with the former group The New Day Spirituals.  Surviving along with her husband C.J. Brooks of the home are four daughters: Judy Council and her husband Robbie of Belhaven, Darlene Paul and her husband Richard of Pinetown, Diana Paul and her husband Louis Wilson of Pinetown, and Glenda Cuthrell and her husband Brian of Belhaven; a son: Charlie J. Brooks, III and his wife Brenda of Pantego; two sisters: Charlotte Myers of Washington Joyce Godley of Washington; three brothers: Roy Boyd of Greenville, Clinton Boyd of Washington and Wade Boyd of Pinetown; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by a grandson: Owen Brooks; five sisters: Pearl Godley, Palestine Ange, Magdalene Sizer, Revonda Somers and Phyllis Alligood and three brothers: Ferrell Boyd, Hallas Boyd and Dallas Boyd.  The family will receive friends Monday May 31, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Brooks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gerald Arliss Brooks

Mr. Gerald Arliss Brooks, born April 9, 1932, in Bath to Pearl Kilby Brooks and John Thorne Brooks, passed away at Oak Bend Hospital, Richmond, Tex., on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Brooks was 79 years old.  Growing up in the small historic town of Bath, Mr. Brooks was an outstanding athlete at Bath High School in basketball, baseball and football. His love for the game of baseball combined with his athletic ability allowed him to go on and play in college and even on to play baseball with the likes of Catfish Hunter and Gaylord Perry before an arm injury ended his baseball career. Mr. Brooks served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. While attending Louisburg College in North Carolina, he met and married Sara Ann Sholar of Greensboro. He received his formal education and bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from High Point College in North Carolina and was a member of the Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity. His first coaching job was in Ocala, Fla., and then on to Rockledge, Fla., where he was physical education teacher at Kennedy Middle School for over 20 years. In addition, on the side he started and ran a very successful moving and storage business for 20 years, Brooks Moving and Storage. In his later years, Mr. Brooks worked at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the Move Coordinator for McDonnell Douglas, receiving many awards, as well as the prestigious Silver Eagle Award.  Mr. Brooks loved the outdoors, being out on the water, watching sports (especially ACC basketball) and his hometown of Bath. He had a sharp wit and was quick to joke, laugh and make fun with others. He could tell a story like no one else and would have you leaning in to hear and completely engaged in his tales. His family remembers that he was always helping those in need and taught all of his children to drive before they could even see over the steering wheel, on dirt roads where they lived in Florida. He could dance like Fred Astaire and was astounding to watch and dance with. He was not happy sitting still and was most at peace while driving around town, or on old back roads leading to nowhere. He most especially loved exploring old cemeteries.  Gerald is preceded in death by his wife, Sara; sister, Helen Thorne Brooks Boyd; and brother, Jimmy Brooks. He is survived by his son Samuel Brooks, Sam’s wife Suzie, and grandchildren Aaron and Jonathon Brooks. Samuel and family reside in Fulshear, Tex., where Mr. Brooks had been undergoing cancer treatment for the past year. He is also survived by another son, Gerry Brooks, wife Kelly and grandchildren Jared, Molly and Jonah who all reside in Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Kilby Holt, and her husband John who reside in Gainesville, Va. He is also survived by brothers Dan Brooks and wife Tessie, and Ted Brooks and wife Sandra; and sisters, Betty Everette and Audrey-Dare Schill, Jackie Mullen and husband Ed, Brenda Humphrey and husband Dwight, and Polly Gurganus and husband Louis. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and loving family members and friends.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Bath Christian Church, 107 Harding St., Bath. Burial will immediately follow the service at Belhaven Community Cemetery, West Main St., Belhaven. Family and out of town guests are invited to Bath Christian Church for a memorial luncheon and to share their favorite stories about Gerald.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Brooks family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, February 15, 2012)

Mildred Inez Everett Brooks

Mildred Inez Everett Brooks, 93, formerly of Bath, N.C., passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at the Brian Center in Mooresville.  Born September 15, 1914 in Pinetown, Beaufort County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Thomas and Sallie Lillian Webster Everett. She was a school secretary for 10 years. While a secretary, she went to summer school to earn her degree in education at East Carolina University where she graduated in 1963. At age 49, she taught her first class. She retired from teaching in 1980 from the Bath School System. She was a member of the N.C. Teachers Association and a member of the Bath Christian Church. She was an outstanding sports fan at Bath athletic events and an avid East Carolina University Pirate fan. She will always be famous for her cheese biscuits.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Honorable Ray Shavender Brooks, former Mayor of Bath; brothers, Robert Everett, Jr. and Warren Everett; and sister, Ruth Davis.  She is survived by her daughter, Lou Ellen Brooks Sullivan and husband, Leonard, of Mooresville; brothers, David Everett of Bath and William B. Everett and wife, Meletha of Brandon, FL; grandchildren, Leonard H. Sullivan, Jr. and wife, Deborah Smith Sullivan; Larry Keith Sullivan and wife, Tammie Meadows Sullivan; Lee Brooks Sullivan and wife, Sandra Westmoreland Sullivan; great grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Timothy, Leonard III, Theodore, Jenna and Braelyn.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville. A Memorial Service will be celebrated following the visitation at 12 (noon) p.m. in the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Green officiating. A Memorial Service will also be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 16 at the Bath Christian Church, 105 S. Harding Street, Bath, N.C. with the Rev. Curtis White officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.  Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Brooks family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, February 8, 2008)

Ona Mae Brooks

Mrs. Ona Mae Bunch Brooks, age 94, a former resident of East Pungo Street, Belhaven and a current resident of Autumnfield Rest Home died Saturday March 10, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday March 13, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Rev. Rodney Bunch and Rev. Jason Blanton. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Chowan County on July 18, 1912 daughter of the late Rufus Nollie Bunch and the late Peanie Bell Dail Bunch. She was a graduate of Chowan County Schools and married Paul Price “Doc” Brooks, Sr. who preceded her in death on July 11, 1954. Mrs. Brooks was a Seamstress and Clerk with Belhaven Cleaners until her retirement. She was a member of the Belhaven Senior Center and First Baptist Church of Smithton and a former member of Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sons: Paul P. Brooks, Jr. of Chapman Nebraska and William “Pete” Brooks of Niceville, FL; a sister Elva Bunch Smith of Belhaven; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by five brothers: Eldred Bunch, Murphy Bunch, Velton Bunch, Douglas Bunch and Donald Bunch.  The Brooks family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Tuesday March 13, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Brooks family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Raymond P. Brooks, Jr.

Raymond P. Brooks Jr., age 48, a resident of 6446 Kelly Road, Bath, NC died Monday, August 9, 2010, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident..  A funeral service will be held at 4:00PM on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at St. Clair's Church of Christ in Bath, NC, officiated by Craig Hagen.  Burial will follow at St. Clair's Church of Christ cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service of Washington, on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from 7:00-9:00PM and other times at the home.  Raymond was born on March 10, 1962 in Macomb County, MI, son of the late Raymond Peter Brooks Sr. and Barbara Smith Brooks-Barr, who survives.  He married Ronda Pishnock on April 9, 1994.  Ray-Ray was a commercial fisherman and carpenter.  He enjoyed fishing and fun with family and friends.  Ray-Ray was also a member of the St. Clair's Church of Christ in Bath.    Along with his mother, Barbara and step-father, Charles Barr Sr., he is survived by his wife, Ronda Pishnock Brooks of Bath, NC; two sons, Jonathon and Steven Brooks of Bath, NC; four sisters, Debbie Wilkins and husband, Curtis of Bath, NC, Lorri Moree of Bath, NC, Dawn Credle and husband, Keith of Belhaven, NC and Kelley Franks and husband, Patrick of Bath, NC; and several nieces and nephews.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Reginald C. Brooks

Reginald Brooks Dies Wednesday - Reginald C. Brooks, age 62, resident of 304 Simmon street, died suddenly in the Beaufort County hospital Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock following a heart attack.  He had been in failing health for the past two years.  Mr. Brooks was born at Bath June 6, 1906 son of the late Tildon and Katy Shavender Brooks and was a retired painting contractor and a member of the Christian church.  Mr. Brooks was married to the former Margaret Lancaster of this city on Aug. 22, 1935.  He is survived by his wife; one son, Floyd A. Brooks; one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Smith; seven grandchildren, all of this city; eight brothers, Tildon Brooks and Thorne Brooks, both of this city; Ray and Roy Brooks, both of Bath, Tim Brooks of St. Petersburg, Fla., James Howard Brooks of Philadelphia, Robert Brooks of Waymouth, Mass., and Pete Brooks of Winston-Salem; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd M. Cox, Sr. of this city, Mrs. Warden Page and Mrs. Richard Deahn, both of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Pete Dail of Tyner.  Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the Paul Funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by the Rev. Oscar Turner, pastor of the Second Baptist church.  Burial will follow in Oakdale cemetery.  The following nephews will serve as pallbearers: Floyd Cox, Jr., Tildon Brooks Jr., Jimmy Brooks, Milton Brooks, Louis Gurganus and Scott Brooks.  [unknown newspaper but handwritten dates states October 30, 1968]  Kindly submitted by Ruth Pugh Parks

Rosalee Congleton Brooks

Mrs. Rosalee Congleton Brooks, age 73, a resident of 18956 Highway 264 East, Pinetown, NC died Thursday morning August 14, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.   A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday August 16, 2008 at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Woodrow Freeze. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery. George Tetterton, Kevin Richardson, Ray Hodges, Joe Pilgreen, John Brooks and David Burbage, Jr. will serve as pallbearers. Larry Linton and Sammy Robbins will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Beaufort County on March 15, 1935 to the late William Congleton and Olivia Jefferson Congleton. On June 26, 1955, she married Claudie Benjamin Brooks who survives. She was employed as secretary/office manager of Clark-Ford in Belhaven. Mrs. Brooks was a member of Rosemary Church of Christ and the Eastern Star.  In addition to her husband, Claudie of the home, she is survived by her son: Claudie Benjamin “Benjie” Brooks, Jr. of Pinetown and her daughter: Michele Brooks Woolard of Washington; four grandchildren: Benjamin Royce Woolard of Pinetown, Benjamin Bowen Brooks of Bath, Shana Woolard of Chocowinity and Zack Woolard of Washington; and her sister, Dorothy Somerville of Washington.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Friday at Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Brooks Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Stephen Lee Brooks

Stephen Lee Brooks, 46, of 449 Magnolia Rd., Washington, died, Sunday June 30, 2013 at Vidant-Beaufort Medical Center, Washington.  Born May 13, 1967, he was the son of Marvin Lee and Glenda Cahoon Brooks. Stephen loved to fish, hunt and was known for his work ethic. He worked as a commercial fisherman.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Gregory Allen Brooks and wife Eyleen and their daughter, Summer Gale Brooks of Swan Quarter; longtime companion of 23 years Reba Sullivan, her children and grandchildren, all of Washington.  No services are scheduled at this time.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

William Brooks

William “Pete” Brooks, age 72, of Niceville passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. He was born on November 10, 1935 in Belhaven, North Carolina to Paul and Ona Brooks.  Tsgt William Brooks retired from the United States Air Force with 22 years of services in Air Medics. He worked for Metric Systems in Fort Walton Beach for 10 years and later was employed at ACE for 5 years. Recently, he was employed at the Eglin AFB Commissary. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Pauline Brooks, daughter, Patty Cook (Jerry), son, David Brooks (Nikki), Steven Brooks (Christy), grandchildren, Tricia and McKinley Bethea, great grandchildren, Tiana and Braylon Miller and Tyre Bethea, brother, Paul Brooks, Jr. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008 at Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway.  Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, March 28, 2008)

Essie Maria White Broome

Mrs. Essie Maria White Broome, age 99, of Aurora, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Aurora United Methodist Church in Aurora, conducted by Rev. Tim Ware, Rev. Owen Peele and Rev. John Yount. Burial will follow at High Hill Cemetery, Aurora.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Jasper Mills, Floyd Peed, Dr. Ben E. Thompson, William “Billy” Thompson, Billy White and Charles “Buck” Williamson.  Mrs. Broome was born in Bladenboro, N.C. on October 2, 1911. She was the daughter of the late William Stephen White and Sarah Caroline Callahan White. Mrs. Broome graduated from Aurora High School. She was a homemaker.  Mrs. Broome was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church. She was a devoted and active member of the Church Choir, the United Methodist Women and the Alice E. Thompson Sunday School Class. Mrs. Broome was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  On January 15, 1938, she married Hardy Broome, who preceded her in death, November 8, 1970.  Mrs. Broome is survived by her son, Steve Broome and his wife, Paula of Raleigh; her granddaughter, Anna Broome of Greenville; and several nephews and nieces including Carol Broome of Aurora.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Broome was preceded in death by two brothers, Lacy and Archie White.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Broome’s family expresses their appreciation to the staff of Britthaven of Washington for all their kind attention and support during her illness.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Broome family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sidney Selby Broome

Mrs. Sidney “Jean” Selby Broome, a resident of 75 Bay City Road, Aurora died Saturday February 2, 2013 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM on Thursday February 7, 2013 at Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.   Mrs. Broome was born in Royal, NC on May 5, 1941, daughter of the late Troy and Emma Selby. She attended Aurora High School and was a 1960 graduate. In 1960, she married Jack Broome who predeceased her in 2004.  She is survived by her children: Rose Allen and husband Roy “Yank” Allen of the home, Rochelle Broome of SC and a nephew she considered a son, Ellis Turnage of Aurora; her grandchildren: Christine Biddix and her husband Mark, Scott Allen and his wife Stephanie all of Aurora, Pam Allen of Winterville and Alexis Broome of SC, a great niece that she considered a grandchild, Maranda Turnage of Pamlico County; her great grandchildren: Mike Wierzbowski and Anna Allen of the home, Thomas Wierzbowski, Chris Koch and Tyler Koch all of Aurora, Timothy Biddix and Anthony Biddix of Belhaven and many other “adopted” great grandchildren; her sister,: Mary Haug of Black Duck, Mn. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers: James Selby and John Selby; her sisters: Doris Potter, Judy Turnage and Fannie Perry.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 75 Bay City Road, Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Broome family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Mercer Brousard

Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” Mercer Brousard, age 88, a resident of 1289 Macs Lane, Greenville, NC died Wednesday December 26, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Greenville, NC.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday December 30, 2012 at the South Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Aurora. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Stephen Lee Jones, Sidney Brooks Spain, James Michael Johnson, Ian Avery Garris, Gregory Brooks Spain and Eric Conrad Garris will serve as pallbearers.  Libby was born in Beaufort County on December 6, 1924, daughter of the late Jim David Mercer and Neta Elizabeth Tyson Mercer. She was a housewife and mother. On occasions, she worked outside the home at various jobs. She was married to James W. Oakley and they reared two children. Mr. Oakley preceded her in death. She next married Russell L. Hopkins. After the death of Mr. Hopkins, she later married Donald V. Brousard, Sr. who also preceded her in death. In 2008, she left the South Creek /Aurora area and moved to Pitt County to reside with her son and his wife. Lately, she resided at the Golden Living facility.  Libby is survived by her son: James Douglas Oakley and wife, Chris of Greenville, NC; her daughter: Paulette Oakley Alligood and husband Dwight of Blounts Creek; her grandchildren: Joseph Lee Jones, Jr., Renee Oakley Spain, Trudy Oakley Garris, Christy Oakley Philbee and Pamela Clark Kuers; her great-grandchildren: Stephen L. Jones, Anna Louise Spain, Sidney Brooks Spain, James Michael Johnson, Ian Avery Garris, Mary Elizabeth Spain, Rosanna Lee Garris, Jacob Lee Philbee, Lindsey Elaine Philbee, Marissa Kuers, Haliegh Kuers and Sebastian Lee Jones. Her sister: Ada Mercer Dixon of Chocowinity. In addition to her husbands and parents, she is preceded in death by her son Calvin Lee Oakley who died at two months and her brothers: Wiley Mercer and George A. Mercer.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the funeral hour on Sunday at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Brousard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Adelaide Elizabeth Harris Brown

Mrs. Adelaide Elizabeth Harris Brown, 97, a resident of Villa Rosa Nursing Home, Bowie, Md., and formerly of Pantego, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Villa Rosa Nursing Home.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego with Elders Mack Freshwater and Dwight Spruill officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mrs. Brown was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 20, 1910. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Allen Harris and Hettie Elizabeth Spencer Harris. She was a graduate of Beaufort County High School in Pantego and did further studies at Elizabeth City Teacher College (now Elizabeth City State University) in Elizabeth City. In 1941, she married Leamon Leroy Brown, who preceded her in death in May 1970. She retired from the Blue Channel Crab Co. in Belhaven. She was a lifelong member of Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, where she served on the usher board and as a choir member.  Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Brown Jones of Glenn Dale, Md., Vera L. Brown of Houston, Texas and Carlisa Brown-McCain of Bowie, Md.; three sons, William M. Brown of Folsom, Calif., Haywood L. Brown of Durham and Anthony B. Brown of Carrollton, Texas; one stepdaughter, Geraldine Brown Windley of Belhaven; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at Antioch Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, August 8, 2007)

Christopher Columbus Brown

Mr. Christopher Columbus “CC” Brown, 72, of 309 Washington St., Washington, died Friday, May 22, 2009. A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Oakdale Cemetery. Viewing will take place Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, May 28, 2009)

Deborah Cox Brown

Mrs. Deborah Cox Brown, age 54, a resident of Newport News, VA and former resident of Washington, died Wednesday July 14, 2010 at the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond, VA.   A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday July 17, 2010 at the First Church of Christ in Washington, officiated by Ray West and Steve Hill. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.   The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.   Complete arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edna Brown

Miss Edna Brown of 409 Gladden St., Washington, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church with the rev. Edward Moultrie officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Miss Brown was born March 12, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Cleveland St. Clair and Pina E. Brown. She attended P.S. Jones High School. She was a member of Beebe Memorial C.M.E. Church.  Survivors include: one son, Darrell Maurice “Buddy” Brown of Washington, and one brother, Roy Lee Brown of Washington.  Visitation will be today from 2 to 7 p.m. at Leon Randolph Memorial Chapel and other times at the home, 409 Gladden St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, February 8, 2009)

Ella Brown

Ella Brown, 85, of North Main Street in Pleasantville, died Thursday at her home.  Born in Pinetown, N.C., Mrs. Brown was a Pleasantville resident for four years, having moved there from McKee City, where she resided for 15 years.  She was a member of the Evangelical Fellowship Church in Pleasantville.  She is survived by nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Morning Star Holiness Church on Fire Road in Pleasantville. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements are by the Adams-Perfect Funeral home in Pleasantville.  (The Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ) – July 16, 1989; pg. B3)

 Elnaam Brown

Elder Elnaám Brown, 79, resident of 1743 John Small Ave., Washington died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at his home.  A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in the Temple of Jesus Christ with Bishop Robert D. Ross, officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Elder Brown was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Washington-Norfolk District Assembly Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) where he served on the Council Board. He was the former Pastor of St. Paul COC and St. John COC in Belhaven.  A walk in visitation will be conducted Monday, May 3, 2010, 1-7 p.m. at the chapel.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, May 1, 2010)

Flora Belle Hewett Brown

Mrs. Flora Belle Hewett Brown, age 91, a resident of 1214 Summit Avenue, Washington, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, conducted by Pastor Jay Martin. The family will receive friends at her home and following the service at the church. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Tomp Litchfield, Joe Taylor, Lee Latham, Pat Brown, Doc Brown, Tommy Anderson, Barry L. Anderson, and George Anderson.  Mrs. Brown was born in Raeford, N.C. on December 1, 1921. She was the daughter of the late James B. Hewett and Grace Patrick Hewett. Mrs. Brown married the late George Hobart Brown on June 3, 1944. The Browns owned and operated Brownie Bakery for over 50 years. They hosted the radio program “Breaking Bread with the Browns” for over 20 years. Mrs. Brown’s educational career included 17 years as a Guidance Counselor with the Beaufort County Schools. She was a key figure in establishing the Kindergarten program in the Public Schools in North Carolina.  Mrs. Brown was a founding member and past President of the DeMille Book Club. She was a past President of the Lydia Fellowship. Mrs. Brown was a founding member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. She was a devoted prayer warrior for the family, friends and community. Mrs. Brown spent her golden years serving her Lord and Savior.  Survivors include three sons, George Hobart “Hobie” Brown, Jr. of Rocky Mount, N.C., Dr. James Hewett Brown of Racine, Wisconsin, Allen C. Brown and wife, Clair of Winterville; daughter in law, Brenda Brown of Nashville; sister, Elizabeth Hewett Latham of Washington; five grandchildren, Bart Brown of Greenville, Dr. Patrick Brown of Hudson, Ohio, Emily Kinlaw of Leland, Elizabeth Ward of Greenville, Allison Brown of Greenville; and five great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Hewett.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to the serve the Brown family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

George Brown

CHESAPEAKE - George "Picture Man" Brown departed this earth on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born on January 4, 1926 in Pantego County, NC [should read Pantego, Beaufort Co., NC]. He is one of the sons of Robert Brown and Lydie Selby-Brown. George was affectionately known as the "Picture Man" for capturing memorable moments within the communities across Hampton Roads. He also served honorably in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, as well as his brothers Robert Brown, Jodie Brown, David Brown, Roosevelt Brown and sisters Cloatee Lewis and Leta Benjamin. He leaves to cherish his memory a sister Gracie Smith, a daughter Jeanette Black, a son Alphonso Wood, a granddaughter Jennifer Black and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1 pm. Graves Funeral Home is handling the service.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Sunday, August 10, 2014)

Inez Tyer Brown

Inez Tyer Brown, 73, of the 2200 block of Shinglewood Way, died Feb. 21, 1993, in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. Brown was born in Bath, N.C. She was a member of London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.  Survivors inlcude her husband, Russell A. Brown Sr.; one daughter, Teresa B. Cox of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one son, Russell A. Brown Jr. of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Martilea O'Neal of Bath and Mae Lee of Virginia Beach; two brothers, T. Norfleet Tyer Jr. of Lakeland, Fla., and James C. Tyer of Virginia Beach; and five grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by the Rev. Mark Stone and the Rev. B.L. Kincaid. Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 23, 1993; pg. D2)

James Geary Brown

Mr. James “Geary” Brown, age 61, a resident of 1132 Wharton Station Road, Washington died Wednesday July 21, 2010.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday July 24, 2010 at the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Eddie Bowen and David Thompson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Terry Weatherington, Michael Walker, Kenny Beacham, Larry Linton, Johnnie Woolard and Gregory Whitehurst will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Eastern Antique Power Association will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Brown was born in Beaufort County on February 3, 1949, son of the late James Henry “Tommy” Brown and Ruby Alligood Brown. He was a certified electrician and was owner/operator of Carolina A/C & Electric. He was also a contractor for Tideland Electric. Mr. Brown was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ and the Eastern Antique Power Association.  He is survived by his daughter: Angela Brown Hawley and her husband, Jonathan of Willow Springs; his sisters: Brinda Brown Smith and her husband, Donnie of Chocowinity and Linda Brown Whitehurst and her husband, Tommy of Grimesland; his brother: Ronnie Lewis Brown of Winnabow, NC; his grandchildren: Kellie Brooke Hawley, Madison Paige Hawley and Cameron Jade Hawley, his special friend: Trudy Hardy and her two daughters: Kortney and Nicole; 9 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews. In additional to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother: Timothy Lane Brown. With the death of his mother, he was raised by his aunt Mary Brown Hopkins and her husband, the late Bennie Ray Hopkins with his personal “adopted sister” Mary Susan Hopkins Williams and her husband, Vic.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of Mary Louise Hopkins located at 952 Wharton Station Road.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Brown Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lula Mae Brown

Lula Mae Brown, 70, widow of Jill Brown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 in her residence.  Born in Beaufort County, N.C., Lula was a retired secretary for Jill Brown's Body Shop with 45 years of service. She was a member of Virginia Beach Christian Life Center.  She is survived by three daughters, Judy Christman, Betty Madon and Brenda Jackson, all of Virginia Beach; a son, Timothy Brown of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Lilley of Chesapeake, Irene Howard and Ella Dail, both of North Carolina; and two brothers, Grover and Edgar Lilley of North Carolina.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Princess Anne Memorial Park by Pastor Chris Elliott. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – August 21, 2003; pg. B9)

Maury Rae Brown

Mr. Maury Rae Brown, age 84, a resident of 328 Sunnyside Dr., Washington, died Saturday August 7, 2010.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday August 12, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Marty Alligood.  Mr. Brown was born in Trenton, NJ on November 22, 1925 to the late Clinton and Helen Rae Salt Brown. He was a high school graduate of Ridley College of Canada and a graduate of Brown University where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. On March 24, 1951 he married Frances Helen Leo-Wolf who survives.  Besides his wife Frankie he leaves his three daughters, Claire Brown Kohler of Horsham, PA, Janet “Jan” Briggs Brown and husband Douglas Schmitt of Granby, CT, Marilyn Rae Brown and Dann Matusek of South Windsor, CT; four grandchildren, Meghan Rae Gleason Pascucci and husband Matthew Pascucci, Timothy Newman Gleason, James Frederick Kohler III, Mollie Frances Kohler; one brother, Clinton Salt Brown and wife Jane of Oxford, MD and one sister Helen Brown Entenman of Fort Meyers, FL.  The family will receive friends following the service at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Brown family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ruby Hawkins Everett Brown

GARNER - Ruby Hawkins Everett Brown, of Washington, NC, formerly of Garner, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2005 after a brief but courageous battle with brain cancer. A native of Henderson, North Carolina, Ruby was the daughter of Richard Madison Hawkins and Ruby Larkins Hawkins.  She is survived by her husband, Charles Q. Brown of Washington, NC; daughter, Blair Everett Hughes and husband, John of Raleigh; son, Edward Everett and wife, Kay and grandson, Grant Parker Everett, all of Alpharetta, Georgia; step-children, Beth Sledge and husband, Marshall of Raleigh, Chuck Brown and wife, Donna and their daughter, Briana, all of Greenville, NC; sister, Emma Lee Dickie of Epsom, NC; brother, Charles Thomas "Tommy" of Saratoga, NC. She was loved by her nieces, nephews and many cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Edward E. "Pete" Everett. Ruby was retired from the Wake County Public School System where she worked as school secretary at Vance Elementary and Washington Elementary Schools. She was an active member of Garner United Methodist Church where she served as chairman of both the Pastor Parrish Committee and the Altar Guild Committee for many years and was a member of the Nannie Bryan Sunday School Class.  Recently she has been a member or the First United Methodist Church in Washington, North Carolina. She was a member of the Spectator Book Club in Garner, NC, a charter member of the San Souci Book Club in Washington, NC, the Ramblers Supper Club and the "Little" Supper Club in Washington, NC.  Ruby cherished her many friendships and was a dear and loving friend to all who knew her. She adored her children and her grandson, Grant, was the apple of her eye. She also enjoyed her visits from Briana.  The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the Garner United Methodist church followed by burial at Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh, NC. At other times and after the service the family will receive visitors at: 2209 White Oak Road Raleigh, NC 27608.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – September 28, 2005; pg. B11)

Samuel O. Brown

Samuel O. Brown, of the 2800 block of Greenwood Drive, a retired craftsman, died Jan. 6, 1995, in Sentara Nursing Center, Portsmouth.  Mr. Brown was born in Washington, N.C. He had retired from the City of Portsmouth after 30 years. He was a member of Third Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Millie M. Brown; a daughter, Peggy C. Bradley of Portsmouth; four sons, Eddie S. Brown, Samuel Brown and Daniel Brown, all of Portsmouth and Thomas E. Brown of Virginia Beach; a sister, Lucy Vicks of New Haven, Conn.; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Third Baptist Church by the Rev. Joe B. Fleming. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Corprew Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 9, 1995; pg. B4)

Walter Brown

PALM COAST - Walter P. Brown, 91, of Boston Lane, a retired industrial engineer for the New York City school system, died Thursday at home.  Mr. Brown was born in Washington, N.C., and moved to this area in 1995 from Somerset, N.J.  Survivors include his wife, Jeannine; two sons; two stepsons; three daughters; a stepdaughter; a brother, Boyd, Phoenix; a sister, Amanda, Washington, N.C.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Volusia County Cremation, Daytona Beach, is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL) – July 17, 2002; pg. A2)

William Nathaniel Brown, Jr.

Mr. William “Booker” Nathaniel Brown Jr., 67, a resident of Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home and formerly of Elks Trailer Park, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with Pastor Clara Albritton officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Brown was born in Beaufort County on May 27, 1941. He was the son of the late Lillian Alice Bonner Brown and William Nathaniel Brown Sr. He was a high school graduate. His employment was as a delivery employee with Tayloe Hospital Pharmacy in Washington and also as a brick mason. He was affiliated with Mt. Hebron Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Washington.  Survivors include one brother, Glenwood Blount of Portsmouth, Va.; and one daughter-in-kind, Clara Vanessa Myers of Chocowinity.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, Washington.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, July 26, 2008)

Furrell Wynne Browning

Mrs. Furrell Wynne Browning of 674 Brooks Road, Bath, NC was called home on Saturday March 28, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Browning was retired from Bank of America after 35 years of service and was an active member of the Bath Christian Church. She loved her church, friends, family and boating.   Mrs. Browning was preceded in death by her son; William Terry Worthington, her father; Mottis L. Wynne, mother; Audrey Bailey Wynne and brother; Charles Wynne. She is survived by her husband; James Brooks Browning, daughter-in-law; Janine Owens, sister; Barbara Wynne Pollard and husband, Ralph Pollard, brother; Donnie Wynne, aunts; Peggy B. Griffin and Lina Bailey Wynne, nephews; Mitchell Pollard and Keith Wynne, nieces; Tyresia Pollard French, Katrina Pollard Peaden and Donnell Wynne McLawhorn.  The family received friends Monday March 30, 2009 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday March 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Bath Christian Church, Bath, NC. Interment will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Browning family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 31, 2009)

Iley Baker Browning, III

Mr. Iley Baker “Trip” Browning III, age 54, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 20, 2010 at St. James Episcopal Church in Belhaven. Burial will follow in Smithton Cemetery, Belhaven.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday March 19, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home of Cecil and Janie Smith, 161 Old Cottage Road, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Browning family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – March 17, 2010)

Andrew Thomas Bryant, Jr.

Mr. Andrew “Thomas” Bryant, Jr., age 52, a resident of 1660 West 5th Street, Washington, NC died Monday December 9, 2013 at his home.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday December 13, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Thomas was born in Beaufort County on October 26, 1961 son of the late Andrew Thomas Bryant, Sr. and Scarlet Faye Silverthorne Bryant. He attended Washington High School. Mr. Thomas had worked at Terracon Consulting Firm in Greenville as a Q.C. Technician.  Surviving along with Thomas’ mother Faye Bryant of Washington is a daughter: Michelle Bryant of New Bern; and two sisters: Alice Faye Bryant of Henderson and Linda Ann Ramos of Lexington, SC. He was predeceased by a brother: Thomas Ray Bryant and a sister: Rebecca Bryant.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Thomas’ family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Andrew Thomas Bryant, Sr.

Mr. Andrew Thomas Bryant, Sr., 72, a resident of 1660 West Fifth Street, Lot 14, Washington died Thursday, December 22, 2011 at his home following a long term illness.  Mr. Bryant was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he worked most of his life as a self employed tree surgeon. He was also an employee of the City of Washington and Barrus Construction Company.  Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife of 51 years, Scarlet Faye Bryant of Washington; two daughters, Alice Bryant of Henderson, N.C. and Linda Bryant of Columbia, S.C.; one son, Thomas Bryant, Jr. of Greenville, N.C. He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  The family would like to acknowledge two very dear friends for their love and kindness, Mrs. Pearlie Mae Leggett and Mrs. Geraldine Moore both of Washington and also Community Hospice Care and the many friends in Washington and Greenville.  The family will receive friends at the home on Friday, December 30, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A private memorial service will be held for the family on Saturday, December 31, 2011.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bryant family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Dora Gray Bryant

Mrs. Dora Gray Bryant, 74, formerly of 223 Railroad Ave., the Terra Ceia community, Pantego, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Britthaven of Chapel Hill.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Queen Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Dwight Spruill officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Bryant was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 16, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Olivia Whitaker Gray and Jake Jefferson Gray. She graduated from Beaufort County High School in Pantego. She was married to Johnson Bryant, who preceded her in death. In 1998, she retired from Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. She was a member of Queen Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego.  Survivors include two sons, Eugene Carl Bryant and Anthony Karl Bryant; three sisters, Lula Gardner, Hazel Charles and Zadie Gray; six brothers, Mayhew Gray, Ernest Gray, Henry Gray, Fredlee Gray, James Gray and Donnie Gray; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Zora Little and Dorothy Daniels and one brother, Willie Gray.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 22, 2006)

Earlene Bess Bryant

Mrs. Earlene Bess Bryant, formerly of 711 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Britthaven of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Metropolitan AME Zion Church with the Rev. David Lewis Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Bryant was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Luther Bess and Grace Perry. She was a graduate of the Wake County schools. She was a member of Metropolitan AME Zion Church, where she was a member of the chancel and gospel choirs, Bible study and prayer band, Sunday school, pastor’s appreciation committee and Zion Soup Kitchen.  Survivors include one son, Gary Bryant of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Alice Bess Marsh of Bronx, N.Y., and Shirley Bess Boykins of Orangeburg, S.C.; two brothers, George Stanley Flowers of Lowelton, N.Y., and James Earl Bess of Albany, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.  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) – Thursday, June 8, 2006)

Mary Ruth Bryant

Mary Ruth Bryant, 48, of the 1500 block of Montserrado Place, a homemaker, died Jan. 26, 1995, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mrs. Bryant was born in Washington, N.C. She was a member of Holy Jerusalem, C.O.G.I.C., and the senior choir.  Survivors include two sons, Andre P. Bryant and Anthony Lee Bryant; four sisters, Shirley A. Peele, Arletha Fuller, Brenda D. Drewitt and Madge Lee Mabine; two brothers, Jesse L. Bryant Jr. and Billy Ray Bryant, all of Norfolk; and five grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Letha Mae Bryant and Jesse Lee Bryant.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Jerusalem, C.O.G.I.C., by the Rev. Q. Barton. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A wake will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hale Funeral Home. Family will assemble at 1227 W. Little Creek Rd., Apt. #4.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – January 29, 1995; pg. B6)

Virginia Ann Midgette Bryant

Virginia Ann Bryant, 55, departed this life on Monday, February 26, 2007 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She was born in Washington, N.C. on September 29, 1951 to the late Melvin and Margaret Midgette.  She came to New Jersey when she was 19 years old. Soon after arriving she secured a position at New Jersey State Hospital at Greystone Park as a Residential Living Specialist. She held that position for 36 years.  In addition to her husband Johnny, left to cherish her memory are her two children Kareem of Morristown, NJ and Malikia Robertson and her husband Melvin of Wake Forest, NC; four sisters Florine Moore, Camellia Hyman, Mary Esther Midgette and Willemennia Midgette; three special sisters-in-law Margaret Forster, Octavia Chavis and Mary Bryant; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 10:15 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, 89 Spring St., Morristown, N.J.  Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, N.J.  Visitation will be on Friday, March 2, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. at Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals, 71 Washington St., Morristown, N.J.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 3, 2007)

William David Bryant

Mr. William David Bryant, 70, of 713 W. 13th St., Washington, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at his home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whitfield & Whitley Chapel with the Rev. C. Pettiway officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery.  Mr. Bryant was born in Beaufort County on Sept. 4, 1936, to the late Jordan Bryant and Lydia Battle Bryant. He attended the Beaufort County schools.  Survivors include two sons, James Tucker of Huntington, N.Y., and Billy Brown of Hempstead, N.Y.; two daughters, Sharon Tucker and Suzette Harris, both of Washington; five sisters, Sarah Stanley of Chesapeake, Va., and Pearl Bonner, Emma Gillis, Ollie Moore and Annie Woolard, all of Washington, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Willie Brown and a brother, Peter Bryant.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Annie Woolard, 931 N. Bridge St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, October 20, 2006)

Ernest Cleon Bryson

Mr. Ernest “Ernie” Cleon Bryson, age 88, a former resident of the Crystal Beach community of Blounts Creek, NC died July 2, 2014 at his home located at 130 Neal Branch Road, Chocowinity.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday July 5, 2014 at Warren Memorial Cemetery in Blounts Creek officiated by Billy Winslow and Jessica Sawyer. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bryson, Brian Bryson, James Kennedy, Ivan Sawyer, Mitchell Thornhill and Bob Brennan.  The family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Friday July 4, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Mr. Ernie was born in Transylvania County, NC on February 7, 1926 son of the late Harold L. Bryson and the late Roxie Elizabeth Galloway Bryson. He served in the US Navy as a motor machinist mate from 1942-1945. His last tour was aboard the USS Midway during Operation Frostbite. Mr. Ernie married the former Frances Inez Moore who preceded him in death on November 3, 1969. He worked as a highly skilled equipment operator with the I.U.O.E. Local # 147 in VA from 1948 to 1968. In 1971 he graduated from Old Dominion University completing his studies in Arbitration and Labor Laws. He then began working as a Union Representative for VA, WVA, NC, SC and MD with his headquarters based out of Washington, D.C. Mr. Ernie’s passion was trying to help the “working man” by fighting for them to get higher wages and benefits. He retired in 1987 to his home in Crystal Beach, where he was affectionately known as “The Mayor of Crystal Beach”. In the fall of 2013 Mr. Ernie was honored by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local # 147 for being the first member to serve 65 years. He was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 82 in Portsmouth, VA for over 50 years. Mr. Ernie proudly referred to himself as a “Die-Hard Democrat and Union Man”  Survivors include a son: Ronnie Cleon Bryson of Blounts Creek; two daughters: Deborah B. Kennedy of Chocowinity and Sena Bryson Brennan and her husband Bob of Washington; a brother: Harold Bryson of Cherryfield, NC; a step-sister: Juanita Bryson of Sapphire, NC; six grandchildren: Ronnie Brian Bryson and his wife Ann, Angela Thornhill Anderson of Wilson, Jessica Bryson Sawyer and her husband Ivan of Grimesland, Mitchell Eugene Thornhill, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA, Shannon Renee Kennedy of Chocowinity and James Ryan Kennedy of Chocowinity and seven great grandchildren: Haley Alexis Hodges, Hannah Elizabeth Harrell, Paige Nichole Sawyer, Asher Cox Bryson, Ashton Landon Jones, Maui Wade Bryson and Lauren Renee Jones. Mr. Ernie was predeceased by a daughter: Melinda Gail Bryson; his step-mother: Jacquelyn Green Bryson; a brother: Edward Bryson.  The family would like to thank Alison Cieszko of Vidant Cardiology, Dr. Brous of Vidant Family Care of Chocowinity and Vidant Hospice.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mr. Ernie’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Melinda Bryson

Melinda Gail Bryson, age 56, a resident of 6000 River Road, the River Bend community of Washington, NC died Friday June 1, 2012 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  A private graveside funeral service will be held at Warren Memorial Cemetery of Blounts Creek officiated by Pastor Johnny Jones.  Melinda was born in Portsmouth, VA on June 17, 1955 daughter of Ernest Cleon Bryson and the late Frances Inez Moore Bryson. She worked in industrial construction having worked with various companies and locations including Potash Corp. of Aurora.  Melinda is survived by a daughter: Angela Kinnion of Wilson; a son: Mitchell Eugene Thornhill, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA; her father: Ernie Bryson of Grimesland; her fiancé: Bill Barnes of Wilson; a brother: Ronnie Bryson of Blounts Creek two sisters: Deborah Kennedy of Blounts and Sena Brennan of Washington and a granddaughter: Hannah Elizabeth Harrell of Wilson. Melinda’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her granddaughter Hannah.  The family will receive friends 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday June 3, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home of Bob and Sena Brennan located 6000 River Road, the River Bend Community of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Bryson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Sherry Modlin Buchanan

Sherry Modlin Buchanan age 41 a resident of 3265 Core Point Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Wednesday August 7, 2012 at Vidant Pitt Hospital in Greenville, NC.  Funeral services have been postponed due to the weather and will be announced at a later date. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother located at 171 Lloyd's Lane, Washington, NC.   Sherry was born on March 23, 1971 the daughter of the late Alton Ernest Modlin and Geraldine W. Modlin who survives. She was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church and rededicated her life to the Lord in 2010.   Survivors include her daughter, Samantha Cutler Barfield and husband Brandon of Washington, NC; a son Joshua Allen Cutler of Grifton, NC; two brothers, Elvis Ray Modlin and wife Robin of Grifton, NC; Alton Lee Modlin and wife Dianne of Bath, NC; Tammy V. Jones (Sis), cousin Gary C. Lewis and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bobby" Buchanan on March 26, 2010.   Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Buchanan family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

Ada Elizabeth Wiggins Buck

Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Wiggins Buck, 89, of 58 Worthington Lane, Chocowinity, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Buck was born in Pitt County on May 24, 1917, daughter of the late Johnnie Richardson Wiggins and Ida M. Lewis Wiggins. On July 23, 1938, she married William Buck Sr., who preceded her in death on June 6, 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Buck Worthington of Chocowinity; her son, William Buck Jr. of Greenville; two brothers, Josh Wiggins of Chocowinity and Mayhue Wiggins of Vanceboro; one sister, Lottie Bright of Chocowinity; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one grandson.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. and other times at the home.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, March 18, 2007)

Bobby Ray Buck

Mr. Bobby Ray Buck, age 73, a resident of 224 Mouth of the Creek Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at his home.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2012 at Providence Cemetery and will be conducted by Travis Boyd.  Mr. Buck was born in Beaufort County on August 3, 1939 to the late Richard and Louise Porter Buck. On May 11, 1968 he married Mertie Mae Jones who survives. He was a supervisor in construction and took great pride in building many different things throughout his life, even traveling overseas to work on building a naval base. Mr. Buck loved his children and grandchildren very much.  Survivors include his wife Mertie J. Buck of the home, three daughters, Angela Moore and husband Mitch of Washington, twins, Aimee Buck of Chapel Hill, Amanda Buck and partner Ted Sandridge of Durham, one son, Anthony “Tony” Buck and wife Robin of Liberty Hill, Texas, two grandsons, Butch Moore and Griffin Moore of Washington, two granddaughters, Sarah Buck and Elizabeth Buck of Liberty Hill Texas, two sisters, Patricia Lewis of Washington and Carolyn Marslender and husband J.L. of Plymouth and a special friend, Roland Beavers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Buck family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Bobby Ray Buck

Mr. Bobby Ray Buck, age 33, a resident of Tranquility Lane, Blounts Creek, NC, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. A graveside service will be at 2:30 PM, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Lewis Family Cemetery, Stilley Town Rd, Blounts Creek, officiated by Rev. David Linton. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside. His body will lie in state Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service.   Bobby was born November 15, 1978 in Charleston, SC son of Thomas Samuel "Tom" Buck, Sr. and Barbara Jean "Jeannie" Jones Buck. He attended school in Summerville, SC, Aurora High School and Beaufort Community College where he took courses to become a welder. Bobby loved fishing and the outdoors. He also loved gardening and dreamed of owning a greenhouse.   In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, Thomas Samuel "Tommy" Buck, Jr.and stepmother, Susan Buck both of Ahoskie, and his grandmother, Elsie Jones Fields of Blounts Creek.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Delon Hodges Buck

Mr. Delon Hodges Buck, age 77, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Mr. Buck was born on July 7, 1935 to Jesse B. Buck and Velma Hodges Buck. He graduated from Chocowinity High School in 1953. Mr. Buck was a retired car salesman.  He married the former Olga Jean Dixon on October 24, 1953, who survives.  Mr. Buck is survived by his wife, OIga Jean Dixon Buck; daughter, Brenda B. Phillips and husband James; son, Joe T. Buck and son in law, Douglas Chrismon, six grandchildren, Jim Phillips, Caroline Phillips, Meredith B. Rawls, Taylor Buck, Erica Chrismon and Alison Chrismon; five sisters, Vivian B. Elks, Janice B. Boyd, Evelyn B. Buck, Pearl B. Moore, and Carolyn B. Williams and two brothers, Franklin Buck and Jimmy Buck.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Buck was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherri B. Chrismon; two brothers, Joe Buck and Ted Buck; two sisters, Laura B. Elks and Alene B. Mills and his beloved in laws, Pearlie and Henry Dixon.  The family will receive friends at the home, 414 Lawson Road, Washington.  Private graveside services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Buck family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Esther Taylor Buck

CHOCOWINITY – Ms. Esther Taylor Buck, 89, of 956 Bear Creek Road died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.  Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. Burial in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – January 10, 2006)

Jimmy Watson Buck

Jimmy Watson Buck, age 70, a resident of Elks Rd., Chocowinity, NC passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at his home. There will be a celebration of his life at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 10, 2014 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Randi Varni. The family will receive friends Friday, January 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mr. Buck was born September 2, 1943 in Beaufort County, son of the late Jessie and Velma Hodges Buck. He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School class of 1961. Mr. Buck served in the Army National Guard for 17 years. On July 23, 1994 he married the former Juanita Haddock who survives. Mr. Buck retired from Stanadyne Corp. as a supervisor. He lived his entire life in Beaufort County and was a caretaker for Wesley Cemetery for 50 years. He enjoyed shepherd dogs.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Buck is survived by his sons, Michael Ray Buck of Washington and Timothy Eugene Jones of Chocowinity; his brother, Frank Buck of Washington; his sisters, Audrey Pearl Moore of Washington,Janice Boyd of Blounts Creek, Carolyn Williams and Vivian Elks both of Chocowinity and Evelyn Buck of Cottonwood, AZ; and his grandchildren, Timothy Blake Jones and Bailey Anita Jones.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Laura Elks and Aileen Mills; and his brothers, Delon Buck, Ted Buck, and Joe Buck.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

John Washington Buck, III

Mr. John Washington Buck, III, age 58, a resident of 7825 US 264 Hwy. East, Washington, NC died Thursday November 22, 2012 at his home.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Buck was born in Beaufort County on July 24, 1954 son of the late John W. Buck, Jr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Galloway Buck. He attended Chocowinity High School. Mr. Buck was a plumber’s helper having worked with Hardee Company of Greenville.  Mr. Buck is survived by a son: John W. Buck, IV and his wife Sharonda of Grimesland; a step daughter: Malinda Gorham and her husband Bill of Greenville; his former wife and caregiver: Linda S. Buck of Greenville; two brothers: William Buck of Blounts Creek and Wade Buck of Vanceboro; two sisters: Rita Buck of Chocowinity and Tina Hardee of Greenville; four grandchildren: Christopher Buck, Brentson Buck, Devin Gorham and Haley Gorham; three nephews and two nieces.  The family will receive friends 7 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday November 29, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Buck family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Johnie C. Buck

HAMPTON - Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Johnie C. Buck, 74, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.  Mr. Buck was a Peninsula resident since 1968. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service from San Pedro, Calif., in December 1966. Among the medals received, he was awarded a Purple Heart and French Croix de Guerre for heroism during World War II. Afterward, he served in civil service, retiring from Fort Monroe.  Born in Chocowinity, N.C., Oct. 6, 1922, to the late John and Susan Clark Buck, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Richard O. Buck, Guy L. Buck, Ella B. Dauphinee, Ida B. Tynch and Viola B. Green.  Mr. Buck is survived by his wife, Monique P. Buck; his daughter, Geraldine B. McCreary, and her husband, Ricardo L. McCreary; and many devoted nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Peninsula Memorial Park by the Rev. Albert Rollins with full military honors.  The family will receive friends and family from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home and at the residence following the graveside service.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – June 20, 1997; pg. C4)

 Louise Porter Buck

Mrs. Louise Porter Buck, age 88, of 375 Aberdeen Drive, Washington, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, with Thelbert Leggett officiating.  Mrs. Buck was born in Beaufort County on January 20, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Ira Leon Porter and Martha Coward Porter. On August 7, 1935, she married Richard Ottis Buck, who preceded her in death on September 3, 1992. Mrs. Buck lived most of her life in the Chocowinity/Blounts Creek area.   Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Buck Lewis of Washington and Carolyn Buck Marslender and husband, J.L. of Plymouth; her son Bobby R. Buck and his wife, Mertie of Chocowinity; her sister, Geneva P. Waters of Vanceboro; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.  In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Buck was preceded in death by five brothers, Leon, Will, Fountain, Alton and Edsil Porter and four sisters, Nola P. Lane, Verna P. Clark, Bertha P. Taylor and Marietta P. Dixon.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Patricia Lewis, 375 Aberdeen Drive, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Buck family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, June 17, 2008)

Rebecca Buck

Ms. Rebecca Buck, age 60, a resident of 11523 Hwy. 33 East, Chocowinity died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at her home.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Core Point Free Will Baptist Church in Blounts Creek.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Buck family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 6, 2011)

Willie Ray Buck

Mr. Willie Ray Buck, age 81, a resident of 2807 Gilead Shores Road, Blounts Creek, NC died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his home.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Melvin Haas. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Buck-Hill Family Cemetery.  Mr. Buck was born in Beaufort County on February 27, 1932 son of the late John Washington Buck, Sr. and Maude Mae Lewis Buck. On December 23, 1954, Mr. Buck married the former Hazel Carolyn Walls, who survives. Mr. Buck served his country in the United States Navy for twenty years having served in the Korean Conflict and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mr. Buck retired with the rank of Chief Petty Officer/ Boiler Technician. Mr. Buck also worked for several years at Texasgulf, (now PotashCorp- Aurora). Mr. Buck was an avid fisherman, musician and wood worker. He was a member of the Ephesus Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon.  In addition to his loving wife Carolyn, of the home, Mr. Buck is survived by four beautiful daughters: Sandra Buck Dumpor and husband Samir of Greenville, NC, Connie Buck Ansley and husband Mark of Greenville, NC, Beverly Buck Bower of Blounts Creek, NC and Susan Buck Grover of Pittsburgh, PA., five grandchildren: Landon Ray Gordon, Billy Franklin Gordon, Jr., Anna Mariah Eagleston, Jacob Deacon Grover and Hannah LeNay Grover, four phenomenal great grandchildren: Haven Davina Gordon, Charlotte Rae Gordon, Meghan Kei Gordon and Lochlan Christoff-Grover and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Buck was preceded in death by a grandson: Tony Gordon, three brothers: John Washington Buck, Jr., Waldo McCoy Buck and Sidney Wayne Buck and a sister: Adelaide B. Waters.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Buck family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Edmund Tayloe Buckman, Jr.

Mr. Edmund Tayloe Buckman, Jr., died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, September 5, 2011.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, conducted by Rev. Danny Allen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Rev. Lee C. Winters, Jr., Mr. Edmund Buckman IV, Mr. Jim Buckman, Mr. Charles Phillips, Dr. William Sherwood and Mr. Robert Randal Capener.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the home, 136 N. Washington Street, Washington.  Mr. Buckman was born November 12, 1925 in Washington, N.C. to Edmund Tayloe Buckman and Josephine Bowen Buckman. He accomplished much in his 85 years of life. Known as “Eddie Buck” to his family and friends, he served in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945. Mr. Buckman graduated from Wake Forest University in 1949. Upon his return to Washington, he owned and operated Buckman Auto Supply Company for over 40 years.  Mr. Buckman loved Beaufort County and Washington, N.C., where he served his community in several different areas. He was very active in the Washington Chamber of Commerce serving as past President. Mr. Buckman was a longtime member of the Washington Rotary Club having served as President and Song Leader. He also served on the boards of Wachovia Bank and First South Bank, Inc., where he served for 30 years from 1976 to 2006. Mr. Buckman served as Chairman of the Board of First South Bank, Inc. from 1991 to 1996. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on numerous boards and councils including teaching Sunday School.  In his leisure, he enjoyed traveling, playing golf and being on the Pamlico River.  He was a loving and devoted family man and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Etta Carowan Buckman, his two children, Josephine Buckman Winters, of Pinehurst, N.C. and Edmund Tayloe Buckman III and his wife, Victoria Weston Buckman of Washington; four grandchildren, Lee Carmi Winters, Jr. and his wife, Anne Francis Winters, Mary McLemore Winters Capener and her husband, Robert Randal Capener, Etta Elizabeth Buckman, and Edmund Tayloe Buckman IV; two great grandchildren, Robert Heaton Capener and Sarah Ellis Winters; and devoted caregiver, Florence Lodge.  “Eddie Buck” will be missed by everyone who knew him, and he will leave behind a legacy of love, generosity, and faithfulness that will endure for generations to come.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Buckman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Donnie R. Bullock

Donnie R. Bullock, 41, 2106 King Richard Road, Melbourne, died Tuesday, Nov. 12. Born in Beaufort County, N.C., he moved to Melbourne from Naples in 1991. He was a construction foreman for Elkins Contractors Inc. He as a Protestant. Survivors: wife, Janice; daughter, Janet Roberson, North Carolina; stepsons, David Dills, Bobby Dills, Naples; mother, Burnell Cooper, Elizabeth City, N.C.; sisters, Faye Thornburg, Linda Hudson, both of Elizabeth City, Judy Pickell, Jarvisburg, N.C.; one grandchild. Brownlie and Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – November 15, 1991; pg. D8)

Hilda Gray Griffin Bullock

Mrs. Hilda Gray Griffin Bullock, age 75, a resident of 1511 Carolina Avenue, Washington, died Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Ridgewood Manor in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 4, 2010 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Pastor Debra Paul. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Bullock was born in Beaufort County on June 9, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie Griffin and Ella Woolard Griffin. Mr. Bullock was a retired machine operator with Samson Shirt factory. She was a member of Graceway Church.  Mrs. Bullock was married to Harold Waters, who passed away in 1960. Later, she married Clarence Bullock, who passed away in 2000.  Mrs. Bullock is survived by a daughter, Lucille Reason and husband, Dexter of Williamston; a son, Harold Mitchell Waters of the home; two grandsons, Michael Andrews and David Andrews both of Williamston; and two sisters, Myrtle Hodges and husband, Lindy of Chesapeake, Va., Janice Swain and husband, Bud of Williamston.  The family will receive friends at the home, 1511 Carolina Avenue, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Bullock family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Nellie Credle Bullock

Nellie Credle Bullock age 90, a resident of 213 East 7th Street, Washington, NC died Wednesday February, 22, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Friday February 24, 2012 at the First Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The following will serve as pallbearers, Hardy Ray Corey, Jr., Chris Corey, Trey Corey, Hunter Corey, Mike Pishnock, and Buddy Pishnock. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 12:30 until the funeral hour and other times at the home of her daughter, Lois Corey located at 209 East 7th Street, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Bullock was born in Beaufort County July 29, 1921, the daughter of the late James H. Credle and Florence Ross Credle. She was a graduate of Bath High School. Mrs. Bullock worked with Samsons Shirt Factory for 25 years. She was a member of St. Clair's Church of Christ in Bath.  Mrs. Bullock is survived by one daughter, Lois Ormond Corey and husband Hardy Ray of Washington NC; one son, Barry Wayne Ormond of Washington NC; one brother, Floyd Credle of Chesapeake, Virginia; a sister, Ann Pishnock of Bath, NC; two grandchildren, Hardy Corey Jr. and wife, Amy; Christopher Corey and wife, Michelle; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Corey, Carlee Corey, Trey Corey and Harrison Corey. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ben Ormond, her second husband, Jasper Bullock, a son, Gerald Ormond, four brothers and two sisters.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Bullock family.  (Pamlico Funeral Service)

William Bullock

William Bullock, 82, of Roma Street, a worker in the demolition/explosives business in New York City before retiring, died Tuesday at Indigo Manor.  Mr. Bullock was born in Washington, N.C., and came here in 1976 from Bronx, N.Y.  Survivors include his wife, Josephine, and a son, William K., Daytona Beach. Volusia County Cremation Society is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL) – May 3, 1996; pg. C4)

Clyde Elbert Bunch, Jr.

Mr. Clyde Elbert Bunch, Jr., age 71, a resident of 204 Iron Creek Drive, Washington, NC, died Monday afternoon, June 18, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007, at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Pastor Phillip Hayes. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Morris Jones, Kirk Blackmon, Cameron Bunch, Reggie Barnacascel, Vance Bell and Vincent Bunch will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Bunch was born in Chowan County on May 25, 1936, son of the late Clyde E. Bunch, Sr. and Ruth Copeland Bunch. He was a 1954 graduate of Chowan High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis. On April 14, 1960, he married the former Ann Elizabeth Barnacascel who survives. Mr. Bunch was manager and agent of American General Life and Casualty Insurance. After retirement, you could find him at Piggly Wiggly with a smile and cheerful greeting for everyone.  In addition to his wife, Ann of the home, he is survived by his son: Stephen Craig Bunch and his wife, Joyce of Washington; two grandchildren: Cameron and Brandon Bunch and his sister: Iris Bunch of Edenton.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Bunch Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, June 20, 2007)

Eula Bennett Bunch

Eula Bennett Bunch, 86, of the 400 block of Evans-Bass Road, died June 29, 2004, in Chowan Hospital.  Mrs. Bunch was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Ronald and Effie Blanche Edwards Bennett. A homemaker, she had worked as a grader at Seabrook Blanching Corp. and was a member of Rocky Hock Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Lester Bunch and her brother, Smith "Bud" Bennett.  Surviving are a daughter, Avis B. Dail and husband Carlton of Edenton; her son, Malcolm Bunch and wife Annie of Suffolk; two sisters, Lucille Howell and Annette Turner, both of Suffolk; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Rocky Hock Baptist Church by Dr. James Horton, pastor. Burial will follow in the White Family Cemetery near the home. Friends may join the family today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Edenton.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – July 1, 2004; pg. B9)

J.R. Bunting

J.R. Bunting, age 59, a resident of 1713 Camp Leach Road, Washington, N.C., died Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at his home.  Mr. Bunting was born in Beaufort County on June 27, 1948. He was the son of Margaret Beacham Dudley and the late Gary Bunting. He graduated from Washington High School. Mr. Bunting worked in construction and he greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was the smiling face you saw at Mitchell’s Upholstery and Cahoots Feeds.  Mr. Bunting is survived by his mother, Margaret Dudley of Washington; three brothers, Bernice Bunting and his wife Mary of Greenville, N. C., Bruce (Red) Bunting of Washington, N. C., and Willie Beacham of Pinetown, N. C.; four sisters, Mavis B. Carwile and husband Warren of Richmond, Va., Jean Bunting Stinson and husband Presley of Middlesex, N. C., Sandy Bunting Silverthorne and husband Turner of Washington, N. C., and Joyce B. Tetterton and husband George of Pinetown, N. C.; 15 nieces and nephews, and 16 great-nieces and nephews, and his companion Missy. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Marsha Manning.  Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. tonight and a graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery Saturday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. with Jim Reid Officiating. Pallbearers will be Condilaro Lineras, Bruce Bunting, Johnny Martin, Mitchell Cutler, Phil Garris, and Kenny Hardy.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Bunting family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, November 9, 2007)

Bessie Windley Burbage

SPRING HOPE — Bessie W. Burbage, age 93, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC on Thursday, March 5, 2009.  Bessie was born September 3, 1915 in Bath Township to the late William McCoy and Alpha Woolard Windley. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Scott Burbage; a daughter, Pauline B. Champagne; a grandson, Jeffrey S. Champagne; a brother, Soloman S. Windley and a sister, Lorena W. Alviar.  She leaves to cherish her memory, a granddaughter, Jennifer C. Brown of Spring Hope; a sister, Blanche W. Yates of Rocky Mount and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Spring Hope Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to Spring Hope Funeral Home, 7881 Webbs Mill Road, Spring Hope.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, March 5, 2009)

Doris Blankenship Grant Burbage

Mrs. Doris Ann Blankenship Grant Burbage, age 68, a resident of 701 Burbage Road, Bath, NC went home to be with Jesus on May 15, 2012.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at St. Clair’s Church officiated by Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Doris Ann was born in Asheville, NC on May 29, 1943, daughter of William Clayton Blankenship and Marion Virginia McCurry Blankenship who preceded her in death. She graduated from Valley Springs High School, Arden & Skyland, NC in 1962. She retired from Capt’n Buc’s Galley in Pantego, NC where she was manager for 25 years. On May 5, 1962, she married Garland Samuel Grant. They had two children: Garland Samuel Grant III and Kerrie Lanette Grant. In 1979, she married James Talmadge Burbage, Jr. They were married for 33 years.  In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her brother: Fred David Blankenship of Asheville, NC and his wife and children; her sister: Marion Patricia Harris and her husband Mike and their children all of Candler, NC; her sister: Donna Kay Smith and her husband Randy and their children and many nieces and nephews. In addition, her granddaughter: Jamie-Lynn Keel and husband Paul and great granddaughter: Karen Autumn Keel and two grandsons: Brandon Ange and Jonathon-Taylor Grant.  She was most proud of her children and loved her grandchildren very much. She spoke of them often. She always found the goodness in everyone she met and never had an unkind word for anyone. She will be forever missed and always remembered by everyone who knew and loved her. Mama, Rest well and rest easy. We will meet again someday soon.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the homes of Jim Burbage, 701 Burbage Road, Bath and Kerrie Grant, 40 Braddy Road, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Burbage family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frederick Oswell Burbage

Frederick Oswell Burbage, 68, a retired automobile mechanic, died March 17, 1994, in Sentara-Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Burbage was born in Bath, N.C., and attended the Open Door Chapel in Virginia Beach.  Survivors include his wife, Loraine R. Burbage; three daughters, Darlene B. Logan of Belhaven, N.C., Vicki B. Boswell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tammy B. Cordon of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Ann B. Williams of Chesapeake; two brothers, Bryan E. Burbage of Belhaven and Ellis J. Burbage of Bath; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. James R. Woodland. The family will receive friends at the home on Sunday afternoon. There will be no viewing at the funeral home. Cox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 19, 1994; pg. D2)

Loraine Rae Burbage

Loraine Rae Burbage, age 87, a resident of Dover, NC passed over  on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, NC. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service on Friday, June 4, 2010, at 11:00 AM.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, also at Hillside Funeral Service.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 6309 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA.  Mrs. Loraine was born in Pinetown, NC on August 26, 1922, daughter of the late Ottis and Sudie Waters.  On January 12, 1946, she married Frederick Oswell Burbage, who preceded her in death.  She was a member of Southwood Memorial Christian Church.  Mrs. Loraine is survived by three daughters; Darlene Logan and husband Wilbur, of Belhaven, Vicky Bowell and husband Mike, of Jacksonville, FL, and Tammy Galog and husband John, of Dover; two brothers, Carl J. Waters of Plymouth, and Sherman Waters of NY; three sisters, Ophelia Cutler of Washington, Selma Styons of Plymouth, and Linda W. Burbage of Pinetown; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her twin sister, and sister Velma Justice Waters.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Burbage family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Mollie Edna Brinn Burbage

AYDEN - Mrs. Mollie Edna Brinn Burbage, 91, a former resident of Grifton and Beaufort County, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at Britthaven of Ayden.  A funeral will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ officiated by the Rev. David Cox and Craig Hagen. Burial will follow in the St. Clair’s Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Burbage was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 18, 1917, daughter of the late James Riley Brinn and the late Nancy Alice Hall Brinn. She married Heber Vashtie Burbage on Sept. 12, 1933, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1970. She attended Pantego and Bath high schools. Mrs. Burbage was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church in Grifton and the Christian Woman Fellowship.  Survivors include one daughter, Diane B. Stokes of Winterville; one son, Jimmy Burbage of Bath; one sister, Betty Paul of Washington; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burbage was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Niner and one brother, Don Brinn.  The family will receive friends following the service at St. Clair’s Church of Christ.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Burbage family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, January 4, 2009)

Paul L. Burbage, Sr.

ASTATULA - Mr. Burbage, 76, of  Kansas Ave., Astatula, died Wednesday, Jan. 7. He was a retired safety engineer for Ohio Casualty Insurance. Born in Bath, N.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1957. He was Protestant. He was a former member of the Orlando Disabled American Veterans. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Doris; son, Paul L. Jr., Orlando; daughters, Amy Coker, Astatula, Anita Jones, Mount Dora; brother, Leslie E., Virginia Beach, Va.; 10 grandchildren. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Tavares.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – January 10, 1998; pg. 2)

Peter Thurman Burbage

Mr. Peter “Pete” Thurman Burbage, 87, of 206 King Blount Road, Bath, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 11, 2007 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. David M. Pooser officiating.  Burial will follow in the Yeatesville Cemetery.  Mr. Burbage’s nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Service Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:30.  Mr. Burbage was born January 29, 1920 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Dewey Hobson Burbage and Amanda Brinn Burbage.  He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during WWII.  He went on to retire from the US Capitol Police in Washington, DC. On July 12, 1967, he married the former Barbara Potts, who preceded him in death on June 12, 2005.  He returned to Beaufort County in 1979.  He worked as a ferryman for the NC Department of Transportation, Ferry Division.  He was a member of Sydney Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include one brother, Philip H. Burbage and his wife, Robbie of Bath and several nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Forrest Burbage.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Tuesday, April 10, 2007)

Philip Hobson Burbage

Mr. Philip Hobson Burbage, age 88, a former resident of Island View Road, Bath, NC, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Sterling House of Greenville.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, July 23, 2012 at St. Clair’s Church of Christ and will be conducted by Rev. Dave Pryor and Chris Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Sean Burbage, Chris Burbage, Brian Burbage, Ryan Godsell, Philip Steven Burbage and Rory Godsell will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Burbage was born in Beaufort County on May 18, 1924 to the late Dewey and Amanda Brinn Burbage. On January 18, 1947 he married Robbie Dean Dixon who preceded him in death on March 9, 2010. He was a graduate of Bath High School, served in the United States Navy, worked for the Federal Government at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, VA and retired from Sperry Marine Systems as a Marine Engineer. Mr. Burbage was a member of St. Clair’s Church of Christ and was a former member of the Kempsville Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, VA where he served as deacon.  Survivors include four sons: P. Edward Burbage and wife Karen of Charleston, SC, Barry Burbage and wife Beth of Baltimore, MD, Steve Burbage of Virginia Beach, VA, Tom Burbage and wife Carolyn of Sky Top, PA, a daughter: Robin Godsell and husband Randy of Belhaven; twelve grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters: Bonnie B. Speece and Becky Burbage; a grandchild: Benton French Speece, III and two brothers: Forest Burbage and Peter Burbage.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Burbage family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Robbie Dean Dixon Burbage

BATH - Mrs. Robbie Dean Dixon Burbage, 81, a former resident of Virginia Beach, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Autumnfield of Belhaven, N.C. Mrs. Burbage is survived by her husband, Philip H. Burbage of the home; four sons, P. Edward Burbage and wife Karen of Charleston, S.C., Barry Burbage and wife Beth of Baltimore, Md., Steve Burbage of Virginia Beach and Tom Burbage and wife Carolyn of Sky Top, Pa.; a daughter, Robin Godsell and husband Randy of Belhaven, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday March 11, 2010, at St. Clairs Church of Christ, Bath, N.C. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, March 10, 2010, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home located at 819 Island View Road, Bath, N.C. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Burbage family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Wednesday, March 10, 2010)

Esther Respess Burch

NEWPORT NEWS - Esther Respess Burch, 76, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, in her home.  Mrs. Burch was a native of Pinetown, N.C., and a Peninsula resident for 26 years. She was a graduate of the University of Washington and a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  She taught English from 1965 to 1980 in Newport News schools, retiring from Menchville High School in 1980.  Mrs. Burch was an active member of the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Outstanding Women Educators for many years. She also served as a docent at the Mariners' Museum and was a member of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and Guild.  She was a former member and past president of the Alice Applewhite Garden Club and Retired Officers Wives' Club. Mrs. Burch was a member of Hilton Christian Church and the Christian Women's Fellowship, Circle 1.  Survivors include a daughter, Celia B. Smith of Grafton; a son, George W. Burch of West Roxbury, Mass.; three sisters, Eula Gueft of Scarscale, N.Y., Doris Bateman of Ayden, N.C., and Edna Woolard of Washington, N.C.; five brothers, Armstead Respess of Chocowinity, N.C., Linwood Respess and James Respess of Belhaven, N.C., Guy Respess of Bayview, N.C., and Carleton Respess of Pinetown, N.C.; and six grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Peninsula Funeral Home by the Rev. Jesse Simoson. Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – August 10, 1991; pg. C2)

Ellen Elizabeth Hudson Burden

Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Hudson Burden, age 56, a resident of 601 E. 5th Street, Washington, died Wednesday morning December 12, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday December 14, 2007 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Pastor David Bolick.  Erica Leigh Burden, Kelli Montez Harper and Todd Christian Frisbie will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Burden was born in Beaufort County of February 27, 1951, daughter of the late Roy Young Hudson and Brownie Elizabeth Lee Hudson. On November 9, 1975, she married Mickey Owen Burden who survives. She was employed as a CSR at Beaufort County Hospital. She attended First Church of Christ in Washington.  Mrs. Burden is survived by her daughter: Erica Burden of the home; her brothers: Scott Young Hudson and his wife, Denise of Hillsborough and Cleveland Hudson of Washington; her sister: Anne Hudson Kennedy and her husband, E.J.; her nephews: Todd Frisbie and his son, Matthew; Chad Hudson and his wife, Stacy and their son, Brandon; Clayton Hudson, Curtis Hudson, Grover Hudson and Carlton Hudson; her brother-in-law: Gary Burden and his wife, Sue of Cocoa Beach, FL and special friends of the family: Kelli Montez Harper, Edith Fortuna and Patsy Weatherington.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son: Patrick Michael Knipple and her brother-in-law: Leo Riggs.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at 113 Jackson Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Burden Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, December 13, 2007)

Addie Buchanan Burgess

Mrs. Addie Buchanan Burgess, age 94, of 208 W. 13th St. Washington, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend died Wednesday morning, September 19, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home after a period of declining health.  Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Darryl Evans. Affectionately known as “Buck” to her closest friends, Mrs. Burgess was born November 6, 1912 in Harnett County, NC, the youngest of eleven children of the late John Ambrose and Mary Thomas Buchanan. She was married to William Harvey Burgess of Washington on June 3, 1933, who preceded her in death on August 28, 1963.  She was educated in the Broadway public school system in Lee County, and later at Tayloe Hospital School of Nursing in Washington where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1934. She practiced private duty at Tayloe and Fowle Memorial Hospitals until 1952 when she became Director of the Beaufort County Nursing Home, a position she held until her retirement in July 1975. She is well remembered by many longtime families in Beaufort and surrounding counties for her devoted care of past loved ones. This community expressed its regard for her by nominating her as the Mother of the Year, an award given to her by the Washington Daily News in 1972. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, a past assistant president of the Adult Sunday School Class, and was active with the church women and other phases of church work. Mrs. Burgess was a charter member of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Washington.  She is survived by one daughter: Elizabeth (Betsy) Burgess Lucas Modlin and her husband Carl McLean Modlin of Plymouth, two sons: John Buchanan Burgess and his wife, Sara Westmoreland Burgess of Bath, William (Bill) Lewis Burgess and his wife, Janet Forest Burgess of Blounts Creek; nine grand children: Jenny Lucas Mastin and her husband, Greg Mastin of Valdese, NC; Richard Cameron Lucas and his wife, Gayle Hicks of Hampton, VA, Louis Edwards Lucas Jr. and his wife, Wanda Cholerton Lucas of Angier, NC, Robin Burgess Webb of Columbia, SC, Sarah Alison Burgess of Sausalito, CA, Captain (USN) John B. Burgess Jr., MD and his wife Jessica Park Burgess of Virginia Beach, VA, William Buchanan Burgess and his wife Lisa of Knightdale, Khansas Burgess Elliott and her husband Mark of Bath, Kyle Burgess of Washington, six great grand children; Katherine Mastin Johnson and her husband Clint Johnson of Morganton, NC, Shelley K. Mastin of Boone, Ashley G. Lewis of Bath, Gage Webb of Supply, NC Louis McLean Lucas of Angier, NC, and James Cameron Lucas of Angier, NC; two nephews, Clyde Buchanan Rosser of Sanford, NC and David Smith Bitterman of Biscayne Bay, FL and four nieces, Mary Thomas Chandler of Fort Collins, CO, Mary McLaughlin Pope of Vass, NC, Martha Buchanan Gaddy of Cameron, NC, and Mary Buchanan Shaeffer of Southern Pines. She was also preceded in death by six sisters; Clara B. Rosser, Lena B. Thomas, Allie B. McLaughlin, Eula R. Buchanan, Jeanette C. Buchanan, and Lois B. Bitterman, and four brothers; W. Carl Buchanan, A. Glen Buchanan, J. Lewis Buchanan and L. Belton Buchanan.  The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff of Ridgewood Manor and to the caregivers of Ascera Care Hospice of Greenville for their care and compassion over the last several months.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Burgess family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, September 20, 2007)

Betty Hunt Burgess

Mrs. Betty Hunt Burgess, 73, of 888 W. 2nd St., Apt. 4, Washington, N.C., died Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 N. Bonner St., Washington, N.C. Father Kevin Johnson, officiating, burial in the Fragrance Garden at the church. Mrs. Burgess was born on March 23, 1936, daughter of the late John L. and Gertrude Douglass Proctor. She attended and graduated from Washington High School. She furthered her studies at St. Mary’s and graduated from the East Carolina Teachers College. She did post graduate work in Social Services at North Carolina Central University. She was for many years a public school teacher and ended her work career as a Social Worker with the Durham County Department of Social Service. She was a member at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, serving as a Lay Reader, Betty also worked with the Dental Clinic, Altar Guild, the Church Women organization. In the community, Mrs. Burgess was a volunteer with Eagles Wings, Mental Health, and a Tutor with the local adult Learning to Read Efforts.  She was married to Herbert Burgess who preceded her in death.  Surviving is a daughter Molly C. Seggerman (John), Durham, N.C.; a son James P. Cutler (Caroline) Myrtle Beach, S.C. She had eight grandchildren.  The family will receive friends after the interment at St. Peters.  Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 2, 2010)

Ralph Lavon Burgess

Mr. Ralph Lavon Burgess, 38, of 5680 Sandy Ridge Drive, Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at White Plains Ministries with Dr. Douglas Cogdell officiating. Burial follows in Macedonia Church’s cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home. Arrangements are by Bonner Street Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, January 2, 2014)

Rev. Robert F. Burke

The Rev. Robert F. Burke, 73, of 1196 Jefferson Road, Pinetown, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, with the Revs. Bobby Carden, Wesley Taylor, Gene Gilbert and David Thick officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens with military honors.  Alton Ausbon, Carroll Whitehurst, Larry Bullock, Mack Wallace, Delma Beach, Christ Liverman and Al Watson will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Burke was born in Coeburn, Va., on May 23, 1934. He was the son of the late James H. and Mattie Hillman Burke. On Jan. 15, 1957, he married the former Georgia Corder, who survives. He attended Coeburn High School and worked with Greyhound Bus Lines before becoming an ordained Free Will Baptist minister in 1965. He pastored many Free Will Baptist churches in North Carolina. At one time, he was a part-time employee of Hillside Funeral Service.  Survivors include two daughters, Shelia Jett of Pinetown, and Terri Butler of Newport; one sister, Flo Sexton of Jerrett, Va.; one brother, Jack Houston Burke of Lordsburg, N.M.; two grandchildren and one god-grandchild.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30-9 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 15, 2007)

Dorothy Burrell

Dorothy Burrell, 98, of the 1300 block of Seaboard Ave., died Aug. 6, 2001. Born in Beaufort County, N.C., she was predeceased by her son, Frank Burrell; and her parents, Mary and Charlie Jennette.  Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Brite of Chesapeake and Mary Bryant of Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Chatman/E.A. Hughes Funeral Home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – August 12, 2001; pg. B8)

Patsy Ree Porter Burrow

Mrs. Patsy Ree Porter Burrow, age 66, of 479 Hodges Rd., Chocowinity, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2007, at Beaufort Co. Hospital from a brief illness.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2007, at the Providence Church Cemetery located on the corner of Hwy. 33 E. and Dixon Rd. in Chocowinity and will be conducted by Mr. Ola Forbes. Michael Alligood, Chris Edwards, Steven Manning, Arick Bullock, Larry Howard and Little Larry Howard Jr. will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Patsy was born in Beaufort Co. on March 9, 1941, to the late Willie and Lucy Carson Porter and on October 31, 1984, she married Jerry Wayne Burrow who survives. She was employed by Singer Furniture Co. in Chocowinity for 9 years and attended Chocowinity United Methodist Church. Patsy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Survivors include her husband Jerry and grandson Arick Bullock of the home, four daughters: Diane Lilley and husband William of Chocowinity, Donna Edwards of Washington, Janet Jones and husband Jimmy of Chocowinity, Sherry Bullock Hawkins of Pantego, one son: Donald “Pete” Bullock and wife Ronnie of Gates, two sisters; Doris Bright of Chocowinity, Audrey Porter Cherry of Grimesland, two brothers: William Earl Porter and David Ray Porter, both of Chocowinity, a brother- in-law: Jimmy Howard Burrow of Harrisburg, Ariz., 8 grandchildren: Crystal Lilley Paul, Jennifer Barber, Steven Manning, Chris Edward, Michael Alligood, Kendra McGowan, Lynnsey Bullock and Arick Bullock, 2 great-grandchildren, Jada Gaynor and Kaleb Barber. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Lester Porter and James Porter.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2007, at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of William and Diane Lilley, 2304 Possum Track Rd., Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Burrow family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 8, 2007)

Arthur Lee Burrus

Arthur Lee Burrus, 49, of Erie Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., died May 5.  He was born in Beaufort County March 24, 1960 to Lillie Barber and David A. Burrus.  Mr. Burrus was employed as a welder.  Beside his parents he is survived by his wife Joann Alexander Tyson; daughter, Britney Burrus of Washington; brothers: David Burrus, Rolmus Burrus, and Roger Burrus, all of NJ; sisters: Beulah Wilson, Barbara Montgomery, Cynthia Lakie, all of NJ, Linda Murray of Fairfield and Vivian Weston of Plynouth.  A funeral service will be held (today) Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at Salem Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Satchell officiating.  Burial to follow at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 14, 2009; pg. 10A)

Thomas Burrus

Thomas "Tommie T." Burrus, 50, of Bridgeton, died Dec. 10 in the South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton, of a cerebral hemorrhage.  Mr. Burrus was formerly employed by Red Line Installation of Cherry Hill.  Born in Bath, N.C., he moved to Bridgeton 25 years ago from New York City.  Surviving are his father, Thomas W. of Bridgeton; two sons, Timothy and Robert, both of New York; a daughter, Edith of New York; three brothers, William of Rock Island, Ill., James of New York and Glenn of Roxboro, N.C.; seven sisters, Sadie of Bridgeton, Annie of Edison, Mary of Upper Deerfield, Louise and Elaine, both of Pantego, N.C., Edith of Roxboro and Angela of Washington, D.C.; and 11 grandchildren.  Services will be held noon today in the Evangelistic Temple, Bridgeton, where friends may call from 11 a.m. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township.  Arrangements are by Edwards and Son Funeral Home Inc., Bridgeton.  (The Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ) – December 17, 1993; pg. D3)

Marguerite C. Burton

Marguerite C. Burton, 78, died Oct. 19, 2003 at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. She was born in Beaufort County, N.C. and lived for many years in the Suffolk area.  Her husband, Thomas L. Burton, died in 1993. She was a retired payroll clerk with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Northern Virginia.  She is survived by her sons, Daniel T. Burton of Stafford, Va. and Richard L. Burton of Berryville, Va.; a sister, Emily Russell of Vienna, Va.; her grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Kristine and Thomas; and her great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Rebecca.  Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Money and King Funeral Home, Vienna, Va., where a funeral will be held Thursday at noon. Interment will follow at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – October 22, 2003; pg. B9)

Frances Jackson Butler

Frances Jackson Butler, 79, wife of Melvin L. Butler, died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born Feb. 2, 1932, in Washington, Frances was the daughter of the late James and Blanche Jackson. Frances grew up in Washington then went to college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, known then as North Carolina Women’s College. After graduation, Frances moved to Roanoke Rapids in May of 1953 and later married husband Melvin Lee Butler in 1958.  The family would like to thank everyone who wrote, called, and came by to visit. These gestures warmed her heart. She knew she was very blessed.  She is survived by her husband Melvin Butler; her sister, Sarah Jackson Potter (Lee); nieces, Ginny Potter, Martha Potter Bowen (Bill), Pat Wildman (Wayne), Patricia Grooms (Fred); and nephews, Steve Potter (Carissa), Michael Newsome (Jeane) and Mike Butler.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial will immediately follow at Cedarwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. today at Askew Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, December 11, 2011)

Nell Dare Whichard Holland Butler

SUFFOLK - Nell Dare Whichard Holland Butler, 87, died Monday, Feb. 13 in Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth.  She was born in Washington County, N.C. She was a member of Holland Baptist Church and was its organist and choir director for 15 years. She was a member of the Ladies Bible Class and was past president of the Women's Missionary Circle. She was also a member of the Holland Women's Club, and was past president of the Holland Parent-Teacher Association.   She received her teacher's degree from East Carolina College in Greenville, N.C. and taught in Beaufort County, N.C. and Isle of Wight County public schools.  Survivors include two daughters, Ann B. Davis of Norfolk and Paula B. Ballard of Richmond; one son, Steve H. Butler, Jr. of Suffolk; and nine grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in R. W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home by the Rev. W. Thomas Wood. Burial will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in the funeral home.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – February 15, 1989; pg. B5)

James Compton Butner

James Compton Butner, 69, of Route 2, Pungo Creek, Belhaven, North Carolina, died Friday, June 26, 1987, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C. Member First Baptist Church of Radford, Va. Retired mechanical engineer and a U.S. Air Force Captain serving as a pilot in the China/Burma/India theater.  Awarded the Purple Heart, two Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Service Award and the Presidential Certificate.  Preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Gene Herman Butner, and Rev. Martha Pearl Boggs Butner Allred of Christiansburg, Va.; sister, Ruth Butner Powers of West Jefferson, N.C.; brothers, Dallas Butner of Tobaccosville, N.C., and Carston Butner of Richmond, Va., and infant son. His remains are being interned with his beloved, deceased wife, Mildred Ruth Parsons Butner of Roanoke. Surviving include his sons, Jared Butner of Zionsville, N.C., and Gary L. Butner of Asheboro, N.C.; daughters, Susan Kovach of Floyd, Va., Sharon Overton of Roanoke, Va., and Cheryl Bradley of Rustbury, Va.; 13 grandchildren; sister, Ruby Butner Coleman of Roanoke; brother and sister-in-law, Seth G. and Joyce Butner of Tazewell, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Madeleine Parsons Snidow of Christiansburg; and nieces and nephews. Memorial services for James Compton Butner and wife, Mildred Ruth Parsons Butner will be Saturday, August 12, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg, Va., conducted by the Rev. Larry Sprouse of Melrose Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Military Honor Guard Ceremony conducted at the Sunset Cemetery, internment. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg.  (The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – August 9, 2000)

Minnie Lee Hardison Buttry

Minnie Lee Hardison Buttry, 65, of the 900 block of Old Ferry Road, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in her home.  Mrs. Buttry was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late James Edward Lee Hardison and Minnie Alice Dail Hardison. The owner and administrator of Washington Manor Rest Home, she had formerly owned and operated Buttrys Family Care in Tyner. She attended Chappell Hill Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Douglas Hardison and her husband, Ronald Tew Buttry, Sr.  Surviving are her husband, Randall Wayne Sanderlin; her children, Ronald Tew Buttry, Jr. of Washington, N.C., Vicky Dail Buttry Chung of Cary, N.C., Karen Lyn Buttry Cinq-Mars of Virginia Beach and Sharon Lee Buttry Spear of Grant, Minn.; her siblings, Alice June Hardison Kaminski of San Diego, Calif., James E. Hardison of Washington, N.C., and Sylvia Hardison Warren of Southern Pines, N.C.; her grandchildren, Jake Tew Chung, Amanda Lee Gaspar and Jessica Lyn Chung and her aunt, Della Sheets Schiebe of Roseboro, N.C.   Services will be announced. Miller Funeral Home, Edenton, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – November 3, 2003; pg. B8)

Charles H. Byrd

Dr. Charles H. Byrd, Sr., age 70, a resident of 109 Mallard Creek Drive, Washington, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center.   A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM, Thursday, August 13, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with The Rev. Charles J. Schwidde officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Hillside Funeral Service.  Dr. Byrd was born July 31, 1939 in Mt. Olive, NC to Luby Harper Byrd, Sr. and Anne Geneva Gentry. Charles was a graduate of Duke University where he received his PhD. Dr. Byrd was the founding president of Beaufort County Community College and past president of Stanly County Community College in Albemarle, NC. He was currently employed as the Executive Director of Pitt County Council on Aging.  On February 3, 1970 Charles married Linda Woolard Byrd who survives. He is also survived by one son, Charles H. Byrd, Jr. of Washington; one brother, Luby Harper Byrd, Jr. of Mt. Olive; one nephew, Craig Byrd and wife, Beth of Goldsboro; one niece, Kelly Byrd of Mt. Olive; and one brother-in-law, Roger Woolard of Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Janice Louise Byrd

Ms. Janice Louise Byrd, 55, of 407 E. Third St., Apt. 404, Washington, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at House of Prayer Deliverance Ministries, Washington, with the Rev. Lewis Glaspie officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield & Whitley Cemetery.  Ms. Byrd was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 5, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Byrd and Louise Crews. She attended the former Washington City Schools.  Survivors include two sons, Larry Carter of Reidsville and Alonzo Byrd of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Ella Carter Lee of Boston, Mass.; one brother, Julius Carter of Boston, Mass., and eight grandchildren.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m.  The family will receive friends at the home of Annie Woolard, 931 N. Bridge St., Washington.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, August 29, 2008)