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Olive Pinkham Dail

Olive Pinkham Dail, 90, of the 5000 block of Wesleyan Drive and Edenton, N.C., died Dec. 26, 1996, in Brighton Gardens, Virginia Beach.  She was a bank clerk for Peoples Bank of Edenton, N.C., and retired in 1965 after 30 years of service. Born in Beaufort County, N.C., she was the widow of George I. Dail and a member of United Methodist Church of Edenton, N.C.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Stan Smith in Beaver Hill Cemetery, Edenton. Maestas Funeral Home, Baltic Ave. Chapel, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – December 27, 1996; pg. B7)

John Dailey, Jr.

Mr. John “Dad” Dailey, Jr., 77, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home, Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Dailey was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 15, 1929. He was the son of the late Sadie and John Dailey Sr. He attended the Beaufort County schools. He was an Army veteran. He worked with B.E. Singleton Co., Washington, and Osprey Crab Co., Chocowinity.  Survivors include one daughter, Christine D. Hyman of Greenville; one stepdaughter, Glenda Dailey of Washington; three sons, Clifton Minor and Roy Dailey, both of Washington, and Karl Dailey of Greenville; one stepson, Steven Minor of Williamston; one brother, Richard Dailey of Durham; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Luella Dailey.  The family will receive friends at the home of Zelma Dailey, 773 N.C. Highway 171 North, Washington.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, May 19, 2006)

 Virginia Morris Daniel

Mrs. Virginia Morris Daniel, age 90, a resident of 105 Daniel Drive, North Shore, Washington, died Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenville, conducted by Dr. Spottswood Graves.  Mrs. Daniel was born in Washington on August 7, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Isadore Henry Morris and Charlotte Ann Mayo Morris. Mrs. Daniel at one time owned a watch repair business, sold Avon cosmetics and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Washington.  Survivors include three children, Tami Vickers and her husband, Tim of Danville, Kentucky, Debbie Voytko of Monmouth Junction, N.J., Blake B. Daniel Jr. and his wife, Kathie Marie of Kendall Park, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Laura Vickers, Ross Vickers, Joy Voytko, Jessica Voytko, Amanda Daniel, Brianna Daniel, Ras Daniel, Blake Daniel; three nephews, William “Bill” Proctor of Greenville, Jeff Morris of Pinetops and Mike Morris of Cincinnati, Ohio, and special daughter-in-law, Kim Daniel Roberson of Washington.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by a son, Alston Daniel; a sister, Sarah Morris Proctor and a brother, I.H. “Henry” Morris.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Daniel family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, September 9, 2008)

Betsy Cutler Daniels

RALEIGH, NC - Betsy Cutler Daniels, 78, passed away April 3, 2009. Born on September 18, 1930 in Washington, NC; she was the daughter of the late George Oler Cutler, Sr. and Dora Lee Clark Cutler.  Betsy retired after 25 years as a LPN. She enjoyed crocheting and reading.  She is survived by her son: Michael L. Daniels and wife Judy, grandchildren: Jason M. Daniels and wife Amy, Kevin L. Daniels, Drew S. Daniels and Leigh A. Daniels; great-grandchild: Riley J. Daniels, all of Raleigh; brother: Joe. L. Cutler, of Blounts Creek, NC.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mount Mitchell Daniels; daughter: Linda J. Daniels; and siblings: George Oler Cutler, Jr. and Evelyn Haire.  Family will receive friends on Monday, April 6th from 10-11 AM at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Ave.). Funeral Services will begin at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel, with a Graveside Service at 4 PM at the Cutler Family Cemetery in Blounts Creek, NC.  Mitchell Funeral Home in Raleigh and Paul Funeral Home in Washington serving the Daniels Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, April 6, 2009)

Charlie Clayton Daniels, Sr.

Mr. Charlie Clayton Daniels, Sr., age 64, a resident of 272 S. White Post Road, Pinetown, NC died Monday, April 28, 2014.  Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Everett Family Cemetery.  Mr. Daniels was born on January 30, 1950, in Beaufort County, to the late Charlie T. Daniels and Ruth Inez Jefferson Daniels.  Mr. Daniels is survived by two sons Charlie Clayton Daniels, Jr. and wife Lois of Washington, Edward Ray Daniels and his wife Tracy of the home, two grandchildren, Ashley Marie Daniels of Chocowinity and Charlie Clayton Daniels III of Chocowinity, and One sister Delphia Daniels Williams and her husband Daniel of Pinetown. Mr. Daniels is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Mable Marie Smith Daniels, his brother Ashley Ray Daniels and his sister Patricia Gail Daniels.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Daniels family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Danny Ray Daniels

BELHAVEN - Mr. Danny Ray Daniels, age 35, a resident of 596 Pamlico Beach Road, West, Belhaven, NC died Saturday, November 25, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28 2000, at the Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Rev. David Linton.  Michael Daniels, Henry Foster, Jr., Carl Foster, Jr., Richard Voliva Curtis Wayne Wilkins and David Smith will serve as pallbearers. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Frank Daniels, Ruben Braddy, Dewayne Hopkins, Clyde Kirk, Paul Hopkins, W. G. Roberson, Don Quidley, Robert Fulford, Johnnie "Butter Ball" Foster, Billy Daniels, III, Jamie "Bumper" Daniels, Ronnie Moore and Frank Washburn.  Danny was born in Martin County on March 3, 1965, son of Masceo E. Daniels and Cecilia Gibbs Daniels.  He was a commercial fisherman and a member of Bayview Community Church. Survivors include Danny's mother Cecilia G. Daniels of Chocowinity; his father and step-mother, Masceo E. and Theresa Daniels of Belhaven; his fiancee, Nancy A. Lee of the home; two sisters, Wendy Gail O'Neal of Belhaven and Vickie Daniels of Chocowinity; a brother, Michael Evans Daniels of Washington and two future step-aughters, Karen Benavides and Jamie Pedo, both of Belhaven.  he family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2000, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at Danny's home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Daniels family with their arrangements.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) –November 27, 2000)

Jammie Medford Daniels, Jr.

Mr. Jammie "Jimmie" Medford Daniels, Jr., age 70, a resident of the Ponzer Community of Hyde County, NC, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 peacefully in his sleep. A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Patrick Harrison and assisted by Patricia Daniels. A reception will be held for family and friends immediately following the service.  Mr. Jimmie was born on July 30, 1941 in Aurora, NC, son of the late James Medford Daniels, Sr. and Dorothy Tate Daniels of Belhaven, who survives. Mr. Daniels was a self-employed contractor and commercial fisherman.  In addition to his mother, survivors include his daughter, Lori Bennett of Winterville, NC; son, Jimmy Daniels of Belhaven, NC; two brothers, Johnny Daniels of Belhaven, NC and Charles Daniels of Washington, NC; sister, Loretta Edwards of Mt. Olive, NC; and four grandchildren.  Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by a son, William David Daniels in 1986 and one brother, Howard Stewart Daniels.   Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Daniels family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Jerry Dee Daniels

Mr. Jerry Dee Daniels, age 54, a resident of 2811 Maple Street, Hopewell, VA died Saturday October 9, 2010 at the Southside Regional Medical Center of Petersburg, VA.  A private graveside memorial service will be held at the Jordan Family Cemetery in Pinetown, NC.  Jerry was born in Beaufort County on January 13, 1956 son of the late Allie Franklin Daniels and Ruby Mae Jordan Daniels who survives. He was a carpenter by trade.  Survivors include Jerry’s mother: Ruby Daniels of Hopewell, VA; three brothers: twin brother Terry Daniels, Mike Daniels and Steve Daniels all of Hopewell, VA.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Daniels family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Josie Corey Daniels

Mrs. Josie Corey Daniels, age 97, a resident of Washington, died Thursday, November 4, 2010.  Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery and will be conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.  Mrs. Daniels was born in Beaufort County on January 8, 1913 to the late James and Mary Harris Corey. On January 30, 1933 she married William “Bill” Daniels who preceded her in death on September 7, 1996. She was a 1930 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of Washington. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Washington where she taught the children’s Sunday School class and also was a member of the church choir. Mrs. Daniels was a bookkeeper for more than forty years and was employed with Charles Store of Washington.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Daniels family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

June Dele West Daniels

Mrs. June Dele West Daniels, age 69, of Phoenix died on May 3, 2009 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday May 11, 2009 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Roy Lester.  A Phoenix native, June will be missed for many reasons, but one quality that comes first to mind was her abundant “Southern hospitality.” She married William “Bud” Daniels of North Carolina in 1960 and embraced this welcoming attitude. Every event at June’s started with a big hug and invitation to sit and stay. Second or third helpings of her cooking were impossible to resist. When a guest was about to leave, she would protest as she wrapped leftovers to send along. June was born on January 29, 1940, to Paul and Samantha (Clifton) West. As a girl, her interests included the youth group at West Phoenix Church of Christ, where she also met her future husband. After graduating from Camelback High School in 1958, she received her undergraduate degree in education from Arizona State University, and a master’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University. June taught special education for the Scottsdale Unified School District until she retired in 2003. Her devotion to her students was legendary within the family. She spent countless hours beyond the school day preparing her classroom, working with students, and creating special celebrations. For many years she roasted and stuffed Cornish game hens for her students at Thanksgiving. Fellow teachers, classroom aides, and former students became lifelong friends. June cherished her sorority sisters from Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators. She was an active member of a church she loved, Lincoln Heights Christian Church. Above all else, her family came first in her heart: As a child, she loved listening to the adults tell family stories. She gave ongoing care and companionship to her mother. And for the past 13 years, her grandchildren have been the joy at the center of her life. She is survived by her son, Jim (Rebecca) of Phoenix; four grandchildren; her mother; and her brother, Ray (Kathy) West of Pheba, Mississippi. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bud, and her father. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday May 10, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Daniels family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, May 9, 2009)

Lillie Fulford Daniels

Lillie Fulford Daniels, 91, of the 8200 block of McCloy Road, died April 17, 1992, in her home.  Mrs. Daniels was born in Beaufort County, N.C. She was the widow of John William Daniels.  Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Wright and Audrey Mashburn; a son, Elrice D. Daniels; and a sister, Edith Erickson, all of Norfolk; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church, Pamlico Beach, N.C. Burial will be in Ryder Hill Cemetery, Pamlico Beach. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, N.C. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Monday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – April 18, 1992; pg. D2)

Linda Satterthwaite Daniels

Mrs. Linda Satterthwaite Daniels, of 5608 Sandy Ridge Drive, River Creek, Washington, died, Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the home of her son Calvin Satterthwaite. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at St. John Church of Christ, 2283 St John Church Road, Washington. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel and other times at the home. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, Washington.   (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 11, 2013)

Merrill David Daniels
The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 31, 1993; pg. 10A

Richard Henry Daniels

CHOCOWINITY -Richard Henry "RH" Daniels, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Willow Manor Nursing Home.  He was born on July 7, 1933 in Vanceboro. He grew up in Chocowinity and attended Beaufort County Schools. He is a 1953 graduate of P.S. Jones High School. He was a member of Warren Chapel F.W.B. Church.  His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home in Washington, N.C. with Kenneth Simmons, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield and Whitley Cemetery.  He is survived by his sister, Alice Gay and one brother, Fred "Dollye" Daniels, both of Vanceboro.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, Washington, N.C.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, March 7, 2011)

Wanda Ann Daniels

Ms. Wanda Ann Daniels, a resident of 970 N. Respess St., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at UHS–Beaufort Hospital. A viewing will be held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Church of Christ, Belhaven. Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 1, 2011)

William Harold Daniels

Mr. William Harold “Bud” Daniels, native son of North Carolina, passed away from this life on June 2, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Bud was born in Bath, North Carolina in 1932. He was the son of the late Millard Blount Daniels and Audrey Browne Woolard Daniels. Bud lived in the Douglas Crossroads community as a young man. He graduated from Bath High School in 1952 and attended Roanoke Bible College in Elizabeth City.  Bud served in the ministry for several years before moving to Phoenix in 1954 for health reasons. He received both a BS and a Master’s Degree from Southwest Christian Seminary. Bud also attended Arizona State University. He met and married June West and shared 48 years of marriage, having one son, James.  Bud taught elementary school in Phoenix for 13 years and was a small business owner. Throughout his 54 years in Phoenix, Bud maintained strong ties to the Washington area.  Survivors include his wife, June; his son, James and his wife, Rebecca; four wonderful grandchildren he both loved and adored (they were the light of his life) Shelby, Emma, Liberty and Ronin; his sister, Christine Hardison and her husband, John of Sidney Crossroads, his aunts, Bonnie Boyd, Margie Keel and her husband, Clayton all of Washington; many cousins; his mother-in-law, Samantha West of Phoenix; and brother-in-law, Ray West and his wife, Kathy of Phoebe, MS.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, June 9, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Bud held a special love for Roanoke Bible College. Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Daniels family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Monday, June 9, 2008)

Clarence Brady Darden, Sr.

Mr. Clarence Brady Darden, Sr., age 78, a resident of 1270 Slatestone Road, Washington, NC died Saturday January 16, 2010 at his home.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday January 20, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Tommy Denton. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Allen Darden, Reggie Toler, Jeffrey Toler, Joshua Lee, Lee Warner and Chris Bunch will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Darden was born in Clinton, NC on February 16, 1931 son of the late Allen “Amos” Darden and the late Juanita Denton Darden. He was a 1951 graduate of Clinton High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Darden married the former Linda Brinn Tingle on May 20, 1980 who preceded him in death on November 4, 2007. He was a retired truck driver with Atlantic Boat Transportation as well as Hamilton Beach and was also a member of Washington Moose Lodge # 1800.  Survivors include five children: Brady Darden of Fayetteville, NC, Bill Darden and wife Faye of Suffolk, VA, Sherry Toler & husband Reggie of Washington, Stacy Lee and husband Phil of Washington and Scott Tingle of Washington; a brother: A.C. Darden of Clinton; a sister: Peggy Dallas of Jacksonville, FL and five grandchildren: Allen Darden of Suffolk, VA, Brandy Lee of Grimesland and Reggie Toler, Jeffrey Toler and Joshua Lee all of Washington and several aunts, nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday January 19, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Darden family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 19, 2010)

Eunice Smith Darden

Eunice Smith Darden, 90, widow of Rufus Edward Darden, died May 21, 2001.  Born in Pantego, N.C., she was a graduate of Duke University and a former high school teacher. Mrs. Darden was a member of Buckhorn Baptist Church.  Survivors include her brother, Dr. C. Timothy Smith, a niece, Margot Smith Pilara, and her two sons, Scott and Stephen, all of Walnut Creek, Calif.; a nephew, Rosser Edward Bryant of Franklin; and a grand-niece, Susan Elaine Bryant of Boca Raton, Fla.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Buckhorn Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Allen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 23, 2001; pg. B9)

Linda Brinn Tingle Darden

Mrs. Linda Brinn Tingle Darden, age 66, a resident of 1270 Slatestone Road, Washington, died Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington conducted by Dr. Tommy Denton. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  Mrs. Darden’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Darden was born in Beaufort County on March 23, 1941. She was the daughter of the late David Buchanan Brinn and Margaret (Maggie) Keech Brinn. Mrs. Darden was a homemaker. She was a member of the Faith Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Darden was a long time member of the Washington Moose Lodge where she received honors in the Academy of Friendship and College of Regency. She loved her grandchildren and Bingo.  On May 25, 1980, Mrs. Darden married Clarence Brady Darden, Sr., who survives.  Surviving with her husband are her children, Sherry Tingle Toler and her husband, Reggie, Stacy Tingle Lee and her husband, Phil, Winfield Scott Tingle, II all of Washington, Brady Darden of Fayetteville, Bill Darden and wife, Faye of Suffolk, Va.; a sister, Irene B. Dixon of Garner; a brother, David Warren Brinn of Belhaven; and five grandchildren, Brandy Lee, Reggie Toler, Jeffrey Toler and wife, Lauren, Joshua Lee and Allen Darden.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Darden was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell H. Brinn, D. Frank Brinn and Wilbur T. Brinn; and two sisters, Ida B. Harrington and Annie Laura B. Tetterton.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Darden family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary posted Monday, November 5, 2007)

Thomas Pollard Darracott, Jr.

Thomas Pollard Darracott, Jr., age 80, a resident of 2437 Trent Street, North Charleston, SC, died Tuesday, August 21, 2007.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  Mr. Darracott was the son of the late Thomas Pollard Darracott and Lillian Vernon Stewart Darracott. He graduated from Washington High School and the Citadel and served in the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal and the WW II Victory Medal. He was organist for the Christian Science Church in Charleston, SC for a period of time.  Survivors include Betty Stewart and L. Stewart Rumley of Washington; Julie Rumley Hill of Greensboro, NC; Paul, Charles and Lawrence Davenport of Pactolus. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Frances Darracott.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Darracott family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, August 28, 2007)

Billy Russ Darrow

Mr. Billy Russ Darrow, age 64, a resident of 301 Christian Service Camp Road, Washington, NC, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Washington, NC officiated by Rev. Jay Martin. Burial will be private. The family invites all to join them following the service for a cookout celebrating Billy’s life at the Riverside Community Lot on Riverside Road in Washington, NC. Casual purple attire is encouraged.  Mr. Darrow was born on July 9, 1948 in Houma, Louisiana to the late Charles Walker Darrow and Allene Woolard Darrow. The Darrow family moved to Washington when Billy was six months old. He was a 1966 graduate of Washington High School and a 1970 graduate of East Carolina University. Mr. Darrow served as Broker in Charge at Century 21 Real Estate of Washington for twenty years. He also owned and operated several businesses in the Washington area. Mr. Darrow was an active member of the Pirate Club, a former president of the Washington Jaycees, State Director of the NC Jaycees, served on the Washington City Council, and was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Washington, NC.  Billy loved the river and the beach, and was a wholehearted ECU Pirate fan. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his special love for his children and grandchildren, and his unrelenting ministry of food, as he often served his church family by manning the grill. Towards the end of his life, Billy experienced a personal renaissance of faith, and his last days were full of joy.  Mr. Darrow is survived by his children: Russ Darrow of Atlanta, GA., Dodi Darrow Konigsmark and husband Andy and their children, Emmi Claire and Crew of Telluride, CO; and Caroline Darrow Collie and husband Mark and their children, Asher, Blake and Arabella all of Washington, NC; his girlfriend, Claudia Beamon of Morehead City, NC; his former wife; Claire Lewis Darrow of Washington, NC and his faithful dog Buc.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Darrow family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Gloria Jean Matthews Daughton

Mrs. Gloria Jean Matthews Daughton, age 65, a resident of 203 Juniper Drive, Washington died Wednesday evening August 13, 2008 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday August 16, 2008 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Selby Smith.  Mrs. Daughton was born in Martin County on August 2, 1943 daughter of the late Jasper Matthews and Letha Goldie Bland Matthews. On January 15, 1988, she married Robert Dennis Daughton, who survives. She attended Love Baptist Church. Mrs. Daughton was employed in the medical field as a nurse’s aide.  In addition to her husband, Robert, of the home, she is survived by her seven daughters: Debra Jean Cheesman of Farmville, Rita Truelove of Washington, Sherry Whitfield of Pinetops, Jennifer Holly of Bear Grass, Romie Wiggins of Bunn, Roeaster Rogers of Chocowinity and Vivian Hester of the home; her two sons: Ricky Rogers II of Michigan and Robert Daughton, Jr. of Ayden; her three brothers: James Earl Matthews of Hobgood, Gene Matthews of Hassells and Clifton Matthews of the home; her two sisters: Brenda Edwards of Gold Point and Katie Spain of Greenville; 20 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by a son, Ricky Rogers I; two brothers: Dallas Matthews and Larry Matthews and three sisters: Doris Carson, Linda Keel and Goldie Matthews.  The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Daughton Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Marjorie Janise Daughtrey

Marjorie Janise Daughtrey, 77, of the 1400 block of Loose Strife Place, died Oct. 29, 2000, in Chesapeake.  Mrs. Daughtrey was born in Washington, N.C., and was the daughter of the late William B. and Willie Mae Wynn Barber. She was a member of Raleigh Heights Baptist Church in Chesapeake.  Survivors include her husband, Alvah ''Bud'' Daughtrey; a son, Michael A. Daughtrey and his wife, Gwendolyn Ann, of Moyock, N.C.; two grandchildren, Michael Jason Daughtrey and Matthew Todd Daughtrey; two sisters, Nell Wilson of Chesapeake and Stella Gurganus of Plymouth, N.C.; a brother, Clarence J. Barber; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jim Thompson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 31, 2000; pg. B8)

Mildred Cutler Daughtridge

Mildred, affectionately known to her grandchildren and many friends as “Goggy,” died on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at East Alabama Medical Center in Auburn, Ala. She was born in Beaufort County on November 16, 1916, and was the daughter of Millie Mayo and Fenner Bradford Cutler. She was married for 53 years to Charles Edward Daughtridge, who preceded her in death. Her dear friend and sister was the late Mary Ella Jarman.  Mildred loved life! She always enjoyed dancing and continued to dance even at her most recent home at Monarch Estates in Auburn. Mildred loved people and never met a stranger. Her personality was magnetic and her grandchildren admired her spunk. She was an active life-long member of the First Christian Church of Washington. She was very involved in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She had a deep faith in the Lord and loved serving Him.  Mildred was cherished by her family and they made many happy memories. She is survived by her daughter, Milly D. Greene and husband, John, and grandson, John F. Greene Jr. of Auburn, Ala.; a granddaughter, Bradford Phelan and husband, Stephen, and great-grandson, Ford, of San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by a nephew, William F. Jarman Jr. and wife, Dava, of Raleigh, and daughter, Ellie, of Columbia, S.C. A private graveside service will be held. A memorial service and celebration of Mildred’s life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday March 30, 2006, at the First Christian Church in Washington.  The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Wednesday March 29, 2006, in the upper gathering area of the First Christian Church.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Daughtridge family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, March 28, 2006)

Albert Davenport

Mr. Albert “Ray” Davenport, age 58, a resident of 265 South Wharton Station Road of Washington, died Saturday, April 29 2006 at his home after an extended illness.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2006 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by the Rev. Dianne B. Catlett. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Robert Diggs, Billy Davenport, Jr., Steve Davenport, Michael Davenport, J.D. Davenport and Bruce Nobles.  Mr. Davenport was born in Beaufort County on December 26, 1947. He was the son of the late Johnny Richard Davenport, Sr. and Birdie Elizabeth Garris Davenport. Mr. Davenport worked at Abrams Restaurant, Fifth Street Shell and Holiday Inn. He was a member of Wharton Trinity United Methodist Church.  On September 14, 1975, Mr. Davenport married the former Elsie Faye Boyd, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are two brothers, Billy Davenport and James Henry Davenport both of Washington; and three sisters, Frances Nobles of Washington Park, Glenda Ingalls and Doris Dellinger both of Washington.  Mr. Davenport was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Richard Davenport, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 265 South Wharton Station Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Davenport family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, April 30, 2006)

Alton Calies Davenport

Mr. Alton Calies Davenport, known to many as “Bull” or “Bulldog,” age 72, a resident of 8552 Hwy. 264 East, Washington, NC died Thursday June 19, 2008.  A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday June 22, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Jim Reid. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Sammy Robbins, Joey Taylor, Keith Taylor, Charlie Davenport, Paul Thompson and Mark Nelson will serve as pallbearers. Eddie Wells, Pete Patterson, Larry Cox, Bobby Brown, Robbie Calfee and Floyd Sutton, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Davenport was born in Beaufort County on January 18, 1936 son of the late Charles Wesley Davenport and the late Lillian Woolard Davenport. He was a 1955 graduate of Bath High School and married the former Betty Jean Alligood on January 5, 1958 who survives. Mr. Davenport retired after working at several local grocery chains. Mr. Davenport enjoyed gardening, hunting and what he was preparing to do at the time of his death, “fishing.” He was a member of Woodard’s Pond Church of Christ.  Surviving along with his wife, Betty Jean, of the home are three sons: Michael “Mike” Calies Davenport and his wife, Debbie; Wesley “Wess” Roscoe Davenport and his wife, Bonita and Alton “Al” Lee Davenport and his wife, Jennifer all of Washington; a brother: Charlie Ray Davenport of Washington; a sister: Ladonna D. Younger of Bath; five grandchildren: Michael Paul Davenport of Greenville, Jeannie Davenport Horner and her husband, Greg of Washington, Wesley Brett Davenport of Greenville, Dylan Roscoe Davenport of Washington and Savannah Mae Davenport of Washington, some of which called him “Granddaddy” and some called him “Papa Alton” ; a step grandchild: Catrina Fisher and her husband, Allen of Chocowinity; two great grandchildren: Michael Joseph Davenport of New Mexico and Lukas Alan Horner of Washington and two step great grandchildren: Ashton Fisher and Alison Fisher both of Chocowinity; a sister-in-law: Wilma Lee Anthony of Washington and many nieces and nephews.  Mr. Davenport was preceded in death along with his parents by two sisters: Edna Davenport Robbins and Wanda Davenport Taylor.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday June 21, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Davenport Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, June 21, 2008)

Alvin Thomas Davenport, Sr.

Mr. Alvin Thomas Davenport, Sr., age 78, a resident of Fairway Drive, Grifton, NC passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 at University Health Systems Hospice of Greenville. A Celebration of his Life will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations with Pastor Jason Currie officiating. Special music will be provided by Shirley Jean Sheppard. Burial with military honors will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Jimmy Hardison, Kenny Hardison, Mark Davenport, Mitchell Davenport, Randy Moore, Jimbo Moore, Scott Sheppard and Johnny Brooks will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service and other times at the home on Fairway Drive, Grifton, NC.  Mr. Davenport was born in Beaufort County on June 11, 1933 to the late Samuel Hezekiah Davenport and the former Kattie Bell Keech. He attended Beaufort County schools. On October 9, 1956 he married Lola Curtis who survives. Mr. Davenport served his country in the Navy. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Grifton. Mr. Davenport retired from Overnite Transportation Co. following 32 years of service as a truck driver.  In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters, Sherie Lynn McBynum and husband John of Kinston and Cindy Ann Powell and husband Scott of Chesapeake, VA; one son, Alvin Thomas Davenport, Jr. and wife Jackie F. of Chesapeake, VA; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Other survivors include two sisters, Elva Rae Hardison of Grifton, Shirley Jean Sheppard of Bath and one brother, Wayne Kearsey Davenport of Pinetown.  Mr. Davenport was preceded in death by one sister, Effie May Moore and two brothers, Elmer Earl Davenport and Kiah Thurman Davenport.  Lola and children would like to express their gratitude to Jean, Ola and Wanda for their loving care for their dad. A special thank you to Peggy, Debra and Dr. Patton, the hospice organization, for their special care.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Davenport family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

 Brandon Scott Davenport

Brandon Scott Davenport, age 22, a resident of Bath NC, died Friday, June 11, 2010 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.  A visitation will be held Sunday, June 13, 2010, from 6:00PM-9:00PM at Bath Church of God, located on HWY 92, Bath NC.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Hillside Funeral Service in Washington, NC.  The service will be officiated by Rev. Nelson Koonce.  Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington.  Brandon was an avid outdoorsman, who especially enjoyed water sports and spending time with the many friends he made throughout his life.  He was a very caring person and also an organ donor. Brandon is survived by his father Vance Davenport and fiancé Corinna Cox of Bath, NC and mother Tammy Linton of Greenville, NC; sisters Candace Cobvan and Connie Woolard; brothers Todd Burrus, Dakota Davenport, Jeffrey Taylor and Joshua Davenport, of the home.  Pallbearers will be Cody Hare, Terry Cox, Preston Cutler, John Cuthrell, Derek Woolard and Alex Spain.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Charlie Ray Davenport, Sr.

Charlie Ray Davenport, Sr., age 84, a resident of Hwy 92 E., Washington, NC passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. There will be a celebration of his life at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Evangelist Leroy K. "Skip" Hurley. Special music will be provided by Julian Cutler. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Wes Davenport, Al Davenport, Robert Cutler, Keith Taylor, Sammy Robbins, Keith Woolard, Johnnie Martin and Dwight Davenport will serve as pallbearers. Joey Taylor, Mike Davenport, George Sullivan and Floyd Sutton, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC and other times at the home.  Mr. Davenport was born October 9, 1929 in Beaufort County, son of the late Wesley and Lillian Woolard Davenport. On July 21, 1951 he married the former Iris Cutler. He retired from National Spinning. Mr. Davenport was a member of Woodard's Pond Church of Christ and was a charter member of Goose Creek Hunting Club He enjoyed gardening; especially, collards. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Davenport is survived by his son, Charlie Ray Davenport, Jr. and wife Anne of Washington; his daughters, Ellen D. Holliday and husband Danny of Jamesville and Grace D. Kennedy of New Bern; his sister, LaDonna Younger of Bath; his grandchildren, Brandon, Chad, Andrew and Erin; his great grandchildren, Olivia and Eden; his step grandchildren, Tracey and Lisa; and his step great grandchild, Lauren.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Edna D. Robbins and Wanda D. Taylor; and his brother, Alton C. Davenport.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Curt Beckham Davenport

GARNER - Curt Beckham Davenport, 40, of 619 East Garner Road, beloved son of Wade and Sue Beckham Davenport of Garner, died Friday at Rex Hospital.  Surviving in addition to his parents is a brother, Taylor Davenport and his wife, Heather of Cary; 3 nephews, William Wade Davenport, Holden Cole Davenport and a new nephew, Austin Curt Davenport, born Thursday, January 29, 2009.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William A. and Helen A. Beckham and his paternal grandparents, Warren G. Davenport and Orpah C. McLaughlin.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at 7760 White Oak Rd. Garner. They will also receive friends in Washington after the graveside service at the First United Methodist Church.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, February 3, 2009)

 Elizabeth Taylor Davenport

Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Davenport, age 93, a former resident of 2785 Camp Leach Road, Washington, NC died Sunday November 1, 2009 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday November 4, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Cleve Edwards and Chris Hux. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Davenport’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Davenport’s nephew Charlie Ray Davenport and elders and deacons of Athens Chapel Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Davenport was born in Beaufort County on December 11, 1915 daughter of the late Joe John Taylor and the late Lizzie Ann Wells Taylor. She married Julius David Davenport, Sr. on December 30, 1933 who preceded her in death on February 21, 1999. She and her husband operated a family farm on Camp Leach Road and they were foster parents for the Beaufort County Department of Social Services, caring for fifty seven foster children in their home. She worked at the Bath School lunch room until her retirement in 1983. Mrs. Davenport was a member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ where she was a member of the Ladies Aid circle # 1 and a former member of the Beaufort County Home Demonstration Club.  Survivors include a daughter: Nora Guirkins and her husband Rudolph of Washington, their children: David Sikes, Vida Cutler and Elaine Tigchelaar; A daughter: Anna Dunn and her husband Linwood of Stokes, their children: Tandy, Carl, Lane and Lin Dunn; a daughter: Luette Cuthrell and her husband George of Washington, their children: Sam and John Cuthrell; a son: Julius Davenport, Jr. and his wife Eunice of Alachua, FL, their children: Julie Johnson and Jason Davenport; Dwight Davenport and his wife Jan of Washington, his children: Nickie Asby and Beth Baily and a son: Vance Davenport and his friend Corinna Cox of Bath and his children: Connie Woolard, Brandon, Joshua and Dakota Davenport; two sisters: Virginia T. Godley of Chocowinity and Betty T. Jones of Morehead City; two half sisters: Louise Taylor Edwards of Washington and Joyce Tuten English of Salisbury, IN; seventeen great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Mrs. Davenport was preceded in death by a grandson: Lee Sikes, two brothers: Joseph E. Taylor, Sr. and Melvin R. Taylor; a sister: Mary Louise Taylor; a half sister, four half brothers and three infant sons.  The family will receive friends 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday November 3, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at the home of Mrs. Davenport’s daughter Luette Cuthrell located at 2636 Camp Leach Road, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Davenport family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Helen Carmen Davenport

Ms. Helen Carmen Davenport, 40, a resident of 8124 N.C. Highway 33 South, Aurora, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at her home.  No services will be held at this time.  Ms. Davenport was born in Texarkana, Texas, on Sept. 9, 1966. She was the daughter of Angela Turnage and the late J.C. Turnage.  Survivors include her mother; two daughters, Amanda Kolb of Havelock and Rebecca Kolb of Greenville; a brother, Larry Turnage of Utah; and one grandson.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Davenport family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, October 17, 2006)

Iris Irene Cutler Davenport

Iris Irene Cutler Davenport, age 83, a resident of NC 92 E., Washington, NC passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her home. There will be a celebration of her life at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 28, at Woodard's Pond Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Skip Hurley. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Sarge Woolard, Kevin Cutler, Kent Cutler, Joey Taylor, William Earl Woolard, Robert Cutler, Jr., Al Davenport and Wess Davenport will serve as pallbearers. George Sullivan, Floyd Sutton, Jr. Sammy Robbins, Daniel Gray Adams, Keith Taylor and Mike Davenport will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday, June 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home.   Iris was born January 28, 1931 in Washington, NC, daughter of the late Nathan and Maude Brinson Cutler. She graduated from Bath High School in 1948. On July 21, 1951 she married Charlie Ray Davenport, Sr., who preceded her in death on January 6, 2014. Iris was a homemaker who raised three children. She was a member of Woodard's Pond Church of Christ where she was a long time member of the Christian Women's Fellowship and treasurer of the Adult Bible Class.   Iris is survived by her children, Ellen Davenport Holliday of Jamesville, Charlie Davenport, Jr. of Washington, and Grace Davenport Kennedy of New Bern; her sister, Laura Cutler Sullivan of Washington; her grandchildren, Brandon, Chad, Andrew and Erin; her step-grandchildren, Tracey and Lisa; her great grandchildren, Olivia, Eden and Lauren; her special neighbors, Linda and Fred Squires and Greg and Susan Cox; one great grandson, Austin, who is "on the way".   In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eva Grace Cutler and her brother, George Robert Cutler, Sr.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Walter G. Davenport

Mr. Walter G. Davenport, 68, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A private memorial service will be held to celebrate his life.  Mr. Davenport was born May 13, 1939, the son of the late Warren Davenport and Orpha Davenport McLaughlin. He was married to Janice Davenport of Washington, who survives.  Survivors include one son, Glen Davenport of Washington; one grandchild; one sister, Esther Ruth Tony of Charlotte and one brother, Wade Davenport of Raleigh.  Arrangements are by Boris Barrett Funeral Service, Greenville.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, January 3, 2008)

Lonnie Ray Davidson

Mr. Lonnie Ray “Mr. Lonnie” Davidson, age 62, of Washington died September 6, 2009 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at 7:30 PM, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until the service hour on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889 and other times at the home of his sister-in-law Amelia Davidson, 420 McNair Street, Washington, NC.  Lonnie was born March 13, 1947 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Harvey Lee and Cassie Harrington Davidson.  On July 2, 1978 he married Jackie Wingate Davidson, who preceded him in death on May 11, 2009.  Lonnie retired from National Spinning in 1997 with 36 years of service and was employed with Hillside Funeral Service after his retirement.  He was a member of West End Baptist Church, The Royal Order of the Moose of Washington, and played softball for National Spinning.  Lonnie was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He played Santa Claus at Washington Square Mall and was everyone’s favorite Santa.  He had a great love for children and especially his grandson, Bryson.  Survivors include his daughter, Melissa Davidson and fiancé Brian Waters of Pinetown, NC; his grandson, Bryson Lee Thomas of Pinetown, NC; two sisters, Stella Giesau of Ontonagon, Michigan, and Ruby Mason and husband, Carl of Blounts Creek, NC; two brothers, Edward Davidson and wife Shirley of Hillsborough, NC, and Thelbert Davidson and wife Helen of Trenton, NC; and sister-in-law Amelia Davidson of Washington; several nieces and nephew; and Joi Stewart and Lisa Melisauskas, who were like daughters.  He was also preceded in death by one sister, Donnie Davidson and one brother, William Davidson.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Anthonette D. Davis

Ms. Anthonette D. “Toni” Davis, 48, of 1029 A, City Park Ave., Portsmouth, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.  A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Ms. Davis was born in Portsmouth, Va., the daughter of John Davis Sr. and the late Louise Davis. She had been employed as an appointment clerk at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. She was a member of Prentice Park Seven Day Adventist, Portsmouth, Va.  Survivors include one daughter, Serena Davis of Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Queen Spruill of Petersburg, Va., and Veronica Washington of Elizabethtown; one brother, John Davis Jr. of Portsmouth, Va.; stepmother, Alice Davis of Portsmouth, Va.; two stepsisters, Jane Allen of Richmond, Va., and Delores Oliver of New Jersey.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Nelson and one brother, Amos Davis.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, November 8, 2007)

Cathleen Cordon Davis

CHESAPEAKE - Cathleen Cordon Davis, 89, went to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 2010 in Chesapeake. Born Nov. 1, 1920 in Bath, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George D. and Mollie Poole Cordon and a member of Rosemont Christian Church. She was also a member of the Norfolk County Historical Society, the Moose Lodge, and the South Norfolk Woman's Club and its legislative committee. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, J. James Davis Jr.; a son, J. James "J.J." Davis III; a daughter, Cathleen B'Smith of Houston; three grandchildren, Kirsten B'Smith and Rebecca B'Smith, both of Escondida, Calif., and Leilani B'Smith of Santiago, Chile; a brother, George D. Cordon Jr. of Bath, N.C.; two sisters, Erma Lee Magnanti and her husband Eddie of Syracuse, N.Y., and Louise Riley of Chesapeake; a brother-in-law, James Morgan Davis and his wife Sheri; a niece, Shirley Perry; and numerous other nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at noon Saturday in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, 1112 Kempsville Road, Chesapeake, with Pastor Jerry Kilyk officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to express special thanks to Chris Anne Daily and her husband Chris and to Chesapeake Health and Rehab staff for their loving care.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - Friday, September 3, 2010)

David Isaiah Davis

David “Isaiah” Davis, 25, of 231 Biggs Road, Washington, died Monday, January 16, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 20, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, January 19, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington and other times at the home of his parents, David T. and Rose M. Davis, 6911 NC Hwy 99 South, Belhaven, NC.  Isaiah was born April 16, 1980 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of David T. Davis, Jr. and Rose M. Davis.  He lived in Beaufort County all of his life.  He attended Northside High School.  Isaiah was self-employed in construction.  He was very interested in dog rescue and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and cooking.  He attended Bethany Methodist Church.  He is also survived by the love of his life, Katie Lynne Burbage of Washington; his maternal grandfather, Muriel Moore, Sr. of Bath; his paternal grandparents, David Tex Davis, Sr. and Metta Selby Davis of Belhaven; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and too many special friends to count.  Isaiah was preceded in death by his brother, Kristopher Shane Davis in 1989 and his maternal grandmother, Betty Cox Moore in 2002.  Isaiah – our son, our buddy, our friend.  He touched more lives in 25 years than most people could in 100.  He may not have realized the impact he made on all of us, but we are forever changed because of him.  Everyone who knew him, loved him, and we will always hold him close in our hearts.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

 Davis Tex Davis, Sr.

Mr. David Tex Davis, Sr., age 81, a resident of 1000 Little Creek Road, Belhaven, NC died Thursday June 2, 2011 at UHS Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday June 4, 2011 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Winsteadville officiated by Pastor Timm Hackett and Pastor Linda Rowe. Burial will follow in Winsteadville Community Cemetery at Bethany United Methodist Church. Mr. Tex’s grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Tex was born in Beaufort County on December 12, 1929 son of the late Daniel Clifton Davis and the late Margaret Lucille Paul Davis. Mr. Tex served his country in the U.S Army during the Korea and Vietnam eras. He retired as Sergeant after twenty years of service. Mr. Tex then worked at the former Texas Gulf as a mechanic and retired with twenty five years of service. He married the former Metta Elizabeth Selby on August 12, 1951 who survives. Mr. Tex was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and rededicated his life to Christ in the spring of 1997.  Mr. Tex is survived by his wife: Metta Davis of the home; three daughters: Cindy Ross of Belhaven, Darlene Berry and her husband Henry of Sladesville and Denise Davis Wilkinson and her husband Charlie of Columbia, SC; three sons: David Davis, Jr. and his wife Rose, Greg Davis and Cliff Davis and his wife Faye all of Belhaven; a brother: Sid Paul Davis of Plymouth; three sisters: Joan Selby Craft and Carlene Potter both of Belhaven and Phyllis Woolard of Plymouth; six grandchildren: Elise and Selby Ross, Crystal Edgar, Hank Berry and Morgan and Dustin Davis and two great grandchildren: Dominic Edgar and Dayton Blackman. Mr. Tex was preceded in death by a son in law: Skeeter Ross; two grandsons: Shane and Isaiah Davis and a special brother in law: Hal Selby.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Davis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Elsie K. Davis

Elsie K. Davis, 66, of the 200 block of Falcon Ave., a retired music teacher for the Norfolk public schools, passed away at home on April 10, 1995, surrounded by family and friends.  Mrs. Davis was born in Bath, N.C., and was a member of Bath Christian Church. She was the widow of Jessie H. Davis.  Survivors include a son, Joel N. Davis of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Janice Kemp of Chesterfield, Va. and Elva Richardson of Williamsburg, Va.; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.  A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.   (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 12, 1995; pg. B6)

Estella Davis

Estella Davis, 67, 1314 S. Washington St., Apopka, died Tuesday. Born in Aurora, N.C., she moved Apopka from Belle Glade in 1962. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Weeping Rachel Free Will Baptist Church, Aurora, N.C. Survivors: husband, Frank; brother, Ruben Peed, Aurora; sisters, Minnie Moss, Mary Cannon, Nancy Barrow, Ellen Bryant, Charlotte Adams, all of Aurora. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – September 22, 1988; pg. B6)

Geraldine Mackey Davis

Mrs. Geraldine Mackey Davis, 52, of 203 Clifton Park, Cowell Farm Road, Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Washington County Hospital, Plymouth.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in St. James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Belhaven, with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery, Belhaven.  Mrs. Davis was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 8, 1953. She was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Ebron Mackey and William Edward Mackey. She earned a GED. She was employed with Mel’s Diner in Pantego as a chef. She was a member of St. James Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Belhaven, where she served as a choir member.  Survivors include three sons, Phillip Mackey and Sean Davis, both of Washington, and Toshua Davis of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Debra Williams of Washington; two brothers, James Mackey of Pinetown, and Benny Mackey of Washington, and nine grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Mackey Freeman and Hattie Ruth Davis and two brothers, Henry Mackey and Calvin Mackey.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, 124 Coy Road, Washington. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 23, 2006)

Guy Roosevelt Davis

Guy Roosevelt Davis, age 92, a resident of NC Hwy 32 N, Plymouth, NC, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home. There will be a celebration of his life at 1:30 pm, Thursday, March 13 at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church, officiated by Rupert Wallace. The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the home.  Mr. Davis was born November 11, 1921 in Beaufort County son of the late Ernest W. Davis and the former Carrie Cutthrell. He served his country in the US Army and was a retired farmer. He was married to Marie Landman Davis who preceded him in death, November 17, 2011. Mr. Davis loved his church and loved that he was able to serve his country.  Mr. Davis is survived by his son, Harold Davis and wife Patsy of Washington; his granddaughter, Amy Davis of Plymouth; and his great grandchildren, Teia Taffer of Williamston and Hunter Taffer of Plymouth.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Hubert Lee Davis

Hubert Lee Davis, 66, of 1027 Old Wood St., Chesapeake, 23324, died Nov. 24, 1998.  Born in Beaufort County, N.C., he retired as a machinist for Southland Industries. He was predeceased by his parents, Sorthonia and Woodrow Davis.  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn J. Davis; daughters, Carolyn L. Pearson, Lisa Bell, Nicole Bell, all of Chesapeake; a son, Randy Murray; sisters, Gladys Wiggins of Chesapeake, Joyce Perry of Norfolk and Sharon James of Virginia Beach; brothers, Andre Davis of New York and John Davis of Chesapeake; and grandchildren, Brandon Pearson and Brittney Pearson, both of Chesapeake.  A funeral will be at noon Saturday in Hale Funeral Home, Norfolk. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – November 26, 1998; pg. B8)

Hubert Phillip Davis

BELHAVEN - Hubert Phillip Davis, 76, of the Ponzer Community, Belhaven, died Saturday, November 21 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born March 6, 1922 in Echols County, Ga., he was the son of the late Lessie and Ada Zeigler Davis.  He was married to the former Edith Batterson.  A U.S. Army veteran, Davis served his country and was discharged as sergeant; was a member of the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon.  He was a member of the Ponzer Ruritan Club.  He was a retired commercial truck driver and retired to Hyde County in the early 1980's from Richmond, Va.  Surviving are his wife, Edith Batterson Davis; a daughter, Shirley Ann D. Good and husband Ralph of Deland, Fla.; a brother, Emory Davis of Valdosta, Ga.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church.  The Rev. Tony Warren, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in the Ponzer Community.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Tuesday, November 24, 1998; pg. 14A)

James Allen Davis

BELHAVEN, N.C. - James Allen Davis, 70, formerly of the Peninsula, died Thursday, Feb. 2, in Pungo District Hospital.  He was a native of Beaufort County, N.C. and resident of Williamsburg and Newport News for 36 years.  A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, he retired as electrician foreman from U.S. Naval Supply Station Cheatham Annex after 30 years service.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Lillian Harroll Spry Davis; two daughters; two sons; and 10 grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven Chapel, Belhaven, N.C. The body has been cremated.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – February 3, 1989; pg. B4)

Larry Dale Davis

Mr. Larry Dale Davis, age 60, a resident of 7828 North Savannah Rd., Belhaven, NC died Friday January 6, 2012 at his home.   A graveside memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday January 9, 2012 at Winsteadville Community Cemetery officiated by Dr. Burke Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred W. Smith, IV, Kevin Braddy, Wade Cooper, Douglas Barnes and Bobby Davis, Jr.   Mr. Davis was born in Beaufort County on May 17, 1951 son of the late Guy Robert Davis and the late Otris Allen Davis. He was a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School and continued his electrical education at the former Beaufort Technical Institute. Mr. Davis was a truck driver for Guy Shavender Trucking Co. of Pantego for fifteen years. He was a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ.   Survivors include two sons: Larry D. Davis, Jr. and his wife Melinda of Belhaven and Chip Reid Davis and his wife Rebecca of Greenville; a brother: Robert “Bobby” Davis of Belhaven; a sister: Elaine Reddick of Galveston, TX and a granddaughter: Chelsey Parker Davis of Belhaven.  Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a brother: Walter Davis.   The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Davis’ son Larry Davis, Jr. located at 16 Portside Lane, Belhaven, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Davis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Lillian Simmons Davis

Mrs. Lillian Simmons Davis, age 78, a resident of 339 East 11th St. Washington NC, went home to be with her heavenly father on Monday, May 10, 2010 at Beaufort County Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The Reverend Charles B. Latham, Jr. will be presiding. Pallbearers will be Charles Latham, Paul Cosentino, George Cosentino, Stuart O'Neal, John Edwards, and Robbie Crisp.   Lillian was born in Pitt County to the late Marcellous Washington Simmons and Myrtie Evans Simmons on January 2, 1932. On December 24, 1946 Lillian married Lloyd George Davis who preceded her in death on August 14, 1989. She was also preceded in death by a son, Rober "Bobby" Davis, a great-grandson Cayton Latham, and eight siblings.  Lillian was a selfless ray of light who touched the lives of all who knew her. She enjoyed a 28 year career at Tayloe Drug Co. Washington.  Lillian is survived by children Carolyn Davis Cosentino, Lloyd George Davis, Jr. and wife Debbie, James Allen "Jimmy" Davis and wife Dawn, all of Washington; Yvonne Davis Modlin and husband Ed of Jamesville, and Brenda Davis Edwards and husband Barry of Rocky Mount. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Paul and George Cosentino, Kelly O'Neal Crisp and Stuart O'Neal, John and Jenny Edwards, Shenna Davis Latham and Miranda Davis. Great-grandchildren are Logan and Grant Crisp; Zachary and Ethan Cosentino; Kaitlyn, Lauren and Noah Cosentino; Genesis and Calista Latham; Seth Radosevich and Riley O'Neal.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Home of Washington. At other times, the family will be at the home of Lloyd and Debbie Davis, 322 Summer Haven Road, Washington, NC.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Lucille Tripp Davis

RALEIGH - Lucille Tripp Davis 96, died on January 6, 2001 at Bon Secours Retirement Community Chester, VA. She was the widow of the late Hubert A. Davis, former vice president and secretary of the Occidental Life Insurance Company.  Mrs. Davis was born in Bonnerton Beaufort County, NC, the daughter of the late Robert Edward Tripp, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Bonner Tripp.  She was preceded in death by brother, Robert E. Tripp, Jr. and sister, Allien Tripp Humphrey.  She graduated from Blackstone College for Girls, Blackstone, VA in 1924, and was a resident of Raleigh for more than 70 years. She was an active member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, working in the Sunday School for 17 years, and on the Board of Trustees, and many other committees of the church. She served in the United Methodist Women as the treasurer of the North Carolina Conference Women's Society, treasurer of  the Southeastern Jurisdiction Women's Society, and as a member of the Women's Division of the National Board of Missions of the Methodist Church. She was also active in the PTA of Myrtle Underwood Elementary School and Needham B. Broughton High School; and was a past president of the Raleigh YWCA.  Mrs. Davis is survived by two children, Hubert A. Davis, Jr. and wife Gaynelle of Midlothian, VA and Patricia D. Burgess and husband, Dewey of Rockville, MD. She is also survived by seven grandchildren seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2001 at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church Raleigh, NC. The Davis family will receive friends in the church parlor at 12:15 until time of service. Private family interment at Montlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements by Mitchell Funeral Home, 600 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – January 9, 2001; pg. B4)

Lydia Darphine Reddick Davis

Mrs. Lydia Darphine Reddick Davis, 54, of 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Beaufort County Medical Center in Washington.  A memorial service was held Jan. 12, 2009, in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with pastor Bernard Cox officiating.  Mrs. Davis was born in Beaufort County on March 20, 1954. She was the daughter of the late Syble Mae Spencer Reddick and William David Reddick. She attended the Beaufort County Schools. She was married to Kalvin A. Davis. She had been employed in the health care field as a nurse’s assistant.  Survivors include one daughter, Alicia M. Cox of Greenville; one son, Shawne J. Reddick of Leavenworth, Wash.; two sisters, Claudine Boone and Linda R. Reddick, both of Virginia; one brother, James C. Reddick of Virginia; and five grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dornisha A. Davis; three brothers and one sister.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, January 14, 2009)

Patricia Spivey Davis

EMERALD ISLE - On Friday, July 8, 2011, Patricia Spivey Davis passed away peacefully at Duke University Hospital surrounded by friends and family after her courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  Pat was born on Jan. 17, 1952, and grew up in Washington, N.C. In August of 1973, she married Jim before settling in Emerald Isle in 1981. From a very young age, she knew she had a passion for art and design. Pat went on to obtain a degree in interior design, a profession she enjoyed for more than 20 years. She enjoyed the beach, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Of the things that mattered most to Pat were caring for others and her grandson Gavin.  Pat's generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to many. She lived her life to the fullest, with integrity and an indescribable sense of happiness. Pat will always be remembered for her infectious laugh, enthusiastic personality, and her giving nature. Her innate ability to make others happy will truly be missed.  She is survived by her husband, Jim Davis, one daughter, Jamie Davis-Williams and husband, Derrick, all of Swansboro; her father, Col. (Ret.) David W. Spivey and wife, Mildred, of Washington; her mother-in-law, Margaret R. Davis, of Bath; one brother, David Spivey and wife, Betty, of Concord; one grandchild, Gavin; and sisters-in-law Pegi Davis of Swansboro, Bebe Major and husband, William, and one niece Jamie Major, all of Bath. She is preceded in death by her mother, Frances Bost Spivey.  The family will receive friends and relatives from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Dave Spivey residence, 607 Bank St. in Washington, N.C., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Davis residence, 203 Gertrude Hurst Court in Swansboro, N.C. A celebration of her life will be held at the Swansboro Rotary Civic Center at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, July 11, 2011)

Robert McLean Davis, Sr.

Mr. Robert “Bobby” McLean Davis, Sr. age 74, a resident of 7828 N. Savannah Rd. Belhaven, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, January 7, 2013 at Bethany United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Rev. Tim Hackett. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Clint Davis, Cliff Davis, Billy Daniels, Chris Jordan, Greg Davis and Earl Foster, Jr. will serve as pallbearers. Robert Smith, James Burbage, Mike Davis, Bernie “Winky” Underhill, Mike Williard and Donnie Keech will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Davis was born in Beaufort County on March 6, 1938 to the late Guy Robert Davis and Cynthia Allen Davis. He was a retired farmer and truck driver and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Audree D. Parker and husband Alton of Bath, Amy D. Sasnett and husband Paul of Washington, Leslie D. Foster and husband Earl of Belhaven, two sons, Johnny Dewayne Colbert and wife Lora of Pantego, Robert M. “Louie” Davis, Jr. and Cara Jones of the home, Deanie Wood, mother of Wayne, Louie and Leslie, one sister, Elaine Reddick and husband Roland of League City, Texas and eleven grandchildren, Chelsey Colbert, Sydney Colbert, John Colbert, Destin’ee Brown, Brittany Nixon, Megan Davis, Elizabeth Bland, Candice Sasnett, Amanda Sasnett, Kassie Sasnett and Reid Sasnett. He is also survived by his special friend, Judy Friend of Belhaven. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry D. Davis, Sr. and Walter A. Davis.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Davis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Samuel Carnell Davis, Sr.

Mr. Samuel Carnell Davis, Sr., age 81, a resident of 1134 West Bay Street, Belhaven died on April 29, 2013 at his home.  A graveside service with military honors will be held 4:00 PM on Thursday May 2, 2013 at the Belhaven Community Cemetery officiated by Dennis R. Davis.  Mr. Davis was born in Beaufort County on August 21, 1931, son of the late Josephus Hyman Davis and Delsie Louise Swindell Davis. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. On July 19, 1957, he married the former Louise Cleary who survives. Mr. Davis worked on the NC-1 Paper Machine at Weyerhaeuser and retired after 39 years of service. He was an avid reader of the Bible, enjoyed writing poetry, woodworking, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. He was of the Christian faith.  In addition to his wife, Louise of the home, he is survived by his children: Sam Davis, Jr. and wife Mae of Burbage Cross Roads; Sandra Davis Miller and husband, George of Bath, NC; Tim Davis of Greenville, NC and Paul Davis and wife Jena of Hampstead, NC; his grandchildren: Jessica Smith of Modesto, CA; Geordie Miller and Kellie Miller both of Bath, NC and his faithful dog, Louie.  In addition to his father, who preceded him in death also on April 29 in the year 1974 and his mother, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Audy Davis and Joe Davis and two sisters: Ada Davis Dunbar and Elizabeth Davis Kirkman.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 1134 West Bay Street, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Davis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Tessie McNeal Mann Davis

Mrs. Tessie McNeal Mann Davis, 51, of 24545 U.S. Highway 264 East, Pantego, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego, with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Davis was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on Dec. 26, 1956. She was the daughter of the late Luther B. and Willie Mae Burrus McNeal. She was a graduate of the class of 1974 at Mattamuskeet High School in Hyde County. She did further studies at Beaufort County Community College in nursing assistance. On Sept. 6, 1998, she married James Thomas Davis, who survives. She was employed in healthcare services at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven and Britthaven Nursing Home in Washington. She was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Survivors include one daughter, Patrice Mann of Grimesland; one son, Donell Mann of Wendell; two stepsons, Sean Davis of Pantego and Toshua Davis of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Ronald McNeal of Scranton; two sisters, Diane Rodgers of Washington and Lucinda Lovick of Scranton; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – January 19, 2008)

Tracy Lynette Davis

Ms. Tracy Lynette Davis, age 40, a resident of 293 Tuscarora Drive, Bath, NC died Friday, September 21, 2012 at her home.  A memorial service will be held 11:00a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 along the river shore behind Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven, officiated by Tony Krantz.  Ms. Davis was born in Washington County, Arkansas on December 19, 1971 to the late Mary Lou Whisnant. She attended Beaufort County Community College where she obtained a degree in nursing. Ms. Davis worked as a licensed practical nurse at Vidant Pungo Hospital. She was a loving mother and friend, who loved her pets and loved to travel. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Ms. Davis is survived by a daughter, Amber Lynette Smith of Washington, NC, a son, Samuel Wayne Davis of Pantego, NC, a brother, Billy Don Peoples and wife Debbie of Spiro, Oklahoma and her best friend, Phyllis Huggins of Bath, NC.  Ms. Davis is also survived by many extended family and friends.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Davis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Walter Bragg Davis, Jr.

Walter Bragg Davis, Jr., 77 of 121 Waterside Drive, Bath, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Oakdale Cemetery. Jack Wallace, Thad Tankard, C.M. Woolard, Comer Griffin and nephews Jim Davis and Dougie Currin will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Mr. Davis was born October 9, 1928, in Beaufort County. He was the son of the late Walter Bragg Davis, Sr. and Jesse Morse Davis. He was a graduate of Bath High School. On August 13, 1950, he married the former Margaret “Peggy” Kilby. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict and receiving the Purple Heart. Mr. Davis retired as a supervisor with Dimon Tobacco Co. He was a member of Bath Christian Church.  Survivors include his wife, Peggy; his daughter, Margaret Ann Woolard and husband, Donnie Woolard; his son, Walter “Walt” B. Davis III and wife, Lisa Davis; four grandchildren, Martha Bragg Woolard, Blane Woolard, Kilby Davis and Paige Davis; one sister, Becky Davis Currin and husband, Doug Currin; one sister-in-law, Margaret R. Davis; four nieces and two nephews.  He was preceded in death by one brother, James M. Davis.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 5, 2006)

 Charlotte Helen Paul Daw

Mrs. Charlotte Helen Paul Daw, age 91, a former resident of Pantego, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2008, at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Doug Stokes. Benton C. Daw Jr., Rex Harrison, Daniel Midgette, Paul Boyd, Glenn Boyd and Glenn Blake will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Daw was born on May 28, 1917, to the late Noah Fred Paul and the late Delia Iola Allen. She was a graduate of Pantego Academy. Mrs. Daw married Mr. Thomas Murry Daw on December 20, 1939, who preceded her in death on December 28, 1992. Mrs. Daw was a homemaker and a member of Pantego Christian Church and the Christian Women’s Fellowship where she served as past president.  Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Daw Midgette and her husband, Darrell, of Plymouth; three grandchildren, Benton C. Daw Jr. and his wife, Erin, of Winterville, Darlene Midgette Harrison and her husband, Rex, of Plymouth, Daniel L. Midgette and his wife, Connie, of Pantego; two great-grandchildren, Kyle Midgette and Destiny Midgette. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Daw is preceded in death by one son, Benton Coleman Daw Sr.; one sister, Frances Paul Boyd and three brothers, Noah Fenner “Dick” Paul, Hugh M. Paul and Benton C. Paul.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2008, at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Daw family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, September 4, 2008)

Eula Elizabeth Waters Daw

Mrs. Eula Elizabeth Waters Daw, age 84, a resident of 1054 Swindell Road, Pantego, died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Autumnfield of Belhaven.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven, conducted by Rev. Allen Harmon. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: William Daw, Matthew Daw, Charles Daw, Jr., Justus Smith, Joseph Smith and Leo King. Steve Midgette and Selby Daw will serve as alternate pallbearers.  Mrs. Daw was born in Beaufort County on September 1, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Ellis Clifton Waters and Mattie Windley Waters. Mrs. Daw worked for over 20 years as a secretary for Coastal Lumber Company. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Belhaven. Mrs. Daw enjoyed visiting area churches in the assembly and attending camp meetings in Windsor. In her spare time, she enjoyed her flowers, gardening, yard work, crocheting and going to Walmart.  Mrs. Daw was married to Vernon Vanwert Daw, Sr., who preceded her in death, May 25, 2011.  Mrs. Daw is survived by three sons, Vernon Vanwert Daw, Jr. and wife, Connie Keech Daw of Pantego, Charles Clifton Daw, Sr. of Pantego and his friend, Velvet Avery of Washington, Ellis Lynn Daw and wife, Rene Brock Daw of Middlesex; six grandchildren, Vanessa Daw Smith and husband, Joseph, William Branch Daw, Charles C. Daw, Jr. and wife, Crystal, Matthew Windley Daw, Ashley Rebecca Daw, Sarah Elizabeth Daw; four great grandchildren, Justus Smith, Melody Smith, Heath Dutton, Katilyn Dutton and two sisters, Beulah W. Harris of Raleigh, Tillie W. Tingen of Cary.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at her home, 1054 Swindell Road, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Daw family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Frances Speight Daw

Mrs. Frances Speight Daw, age 90, a resident of Cedar Circle, Washington, NC, passed away on Friday, June 6, 2013 at Ridgewood Manor. A graveside celebration of her life will be held Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, NC officiated by David Thompson and Edmund "Ed" Hill. The family will receive friends Sunday June 9, 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.  Mrs. Daw was born in Pitt County on November 21, 1922 daughter of the late Fred and Mary Little Speight. She had worked as a clerk with Colonial and Big Star Grocery Stores and retired after 20 years of service. Mrs. Daw was a member of Peace Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Daw is survived by her daughter, Carol Jean Waters; her sons, James Anthony Waters and wife Delores, Johnny Hassell Waters, Jr. and wife Darlene and William Dwight "DW" Waters and wife Tammy; her grandchildren, Chad Keech, Carol Lee Keech, Deanna Waters Fail, Tom Fail, James Waters, Jr., Nicole Waters, John Michael Waters, Lee Waters, Jen Waters, Dustin Waters and Carla Waters; and her great grandchildren, Zack, Caden and Nicholas Keech, Carrie Ryan, Christi and Tommy Fail, James Waters, Andrew Marino, Macie Ann Waters, Colby Waters and Leah Grace Waters; and her devoted friend Peter Dunn.  Mrs. Daw was preceded in death by her husbands, Johnny Hassell Waters, Bunnie Snow Chandler and David McCoy Daw; her son, Donald Ray Waters; her grandson, Melvin Raleigh Keech, Jr., her great grandson, Cecil Dylan Waters and her grand daughter-in-law, Melissa Ann Keech.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Shirley Langley Daw

Mrs. Shirley Langley Daw, 94, of 280 Neck B Road, Pantego, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pantego Christian Church with Doug Stokes officiating. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Charlie Daw, Matthew Daw, Jimmy Windley, Wayne Windley, Bennie Carawan and Mike Ahearn will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Daw was born in Beaufort County on March 5, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Leland F. and Eloise Gurkin Langley. She was a graduate of the former Pantego High School. On June 13, 1950, she married William Herbert Daw, who preceded her in death June 6, 1972. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pantego Christian Church and its Christian Women’s Fellowship.  Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 30, 2007)

Vernon Vanwert Daw

Mr. Vernon Vanwert Daw, age 83, a resident of 1054 Swindell Road, Pantego, NC died Wednesday May 25, 2011.  A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM Saturday May 28, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven officiated by Rev. Allen Harmon. Burial will follow at Belhaven Community Cemetery. Charles Daw, Jr., William Daw, Matthew Daw, Joseph Smith, Selby Daw and Steve Midgette will serve as pallbearers and Dempsey Ange as an alternate pallbearer. Justin Keith and Roger Hudson will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Daw was born in Beaufort County on October 24, 1927, son of the late Branch Daw and Myrtle Bell Daw. On August 12, 1949, he married the former Eula Waters who survives. Mr. Daw served his country during World War II in the US Army. He was a farmer and enjoyed gardening especially raising tomatoes. Mr. Daw was a member of First Assembly of God Church, where he was a long time member. He loved his Lord and his church deeply.  In addition to his wife, Eula Daw, of the home, he is survived by three children: Vernon Vanwert Daw, Jr. and his wife, Connie Keech Daw of Pantego, Charles Clifton Daw, Sr. of Pantego and his friend, Velvet Avery of Bath and Ellis Lynn Daw and his wife, Rene Brock Daw of Middlesex, NC; six grandchildren: Vanessa Daw Smith and her husband, Joseph, William Branch Daw, Charles C. Daw, Jr., Matthew Windley Daw, Ashley Rebecca Daw and Sarah Elizabeth Daw; two great grandchildren: Justice Smith and Melody Smith; his sister: Mavis Daw Jefferson of Washington and his caretakers and dear friends: Leo and Trumilla King. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Thomas M. Daw and William H. Daw and his sister, Hilda Daw Helms.  The family will receive friends 1:00-2:30 PM prior to the service on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven and other times at the home located at 1054 Swindell Road, Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Daw Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Allen Dawson

Mr. James Allen “Buddy” Dawson, 82, of 807 Washington St., Washington, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Beaufort County Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with Bishop Aaron McCarter officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mr. Dawson was born in Pitt County on Nov. 20, 1923. He was the son of the late Arden and Jeannette Leggett Dawson. He attended the Pitt County schools. On Sept. 20, 1977, he married Everlina Williams Dawson, who survives. He retired as a truck driver with the sanitation department in New York. In North Carolina, he was owner and operator of Buddy’s Cab, Washington.  Survivors include three daughters, Anita Dawson and Danielle Council, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jewel D. Maultsby of Charlotte; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Katie Rice.  The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, October 3, 2006)

Mildred Winstead Dawson

ZEBULON - Mildred Winstead Dawson, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was called to her heavenly home on March 3, 2005. Mildred was born October 16, 1908 in Winsteadville, Beaufort County, NC, the daughter of the late William Franklin and Georgia Pedrick Winstead. Mildred graduated from Pantego High School on June 7, 1927 and then went to East Carolina Teachers College where she graduated June 2, 1930 with a degree in primary education. She taught school in Bath, North Carolina and then in Zebulon, North Carolina. She met her husband, Robert (Bob) W. Dawson in Zebulon and they were married May 24, 1936 at Pamlico Beach, her parents summer home.  Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Dawson; her parents, William Franklin and Georgia Pedrick Winstead; her brother, Ellis G. Winstead and her sisters, Rhoda Winstead Gill, Katie Winstead Wharton and Olive Winstead.  She is survived by daughters, Mimi Dawson Kelly and husband, Bob of Apex, Emma Kay Wallace and husband, Jim of Skippers, VA and Robbie Sue Crumpler and husband, Wayne of Elm City; four grandchildren, Kelly Proctor and wife, Kathy, Nikki Tompkins and husband, Danny, Tonya Summerlin and husband, Paul and Tara Crumpler; six great-grandchildren, Parks and Sydney Tompkins, Emma Jane and Dawson Proctor and Annah Claire and Lawson Summerlin; sister, Mary Elizabeth Politis and husband, Charles of Ft. Myers, FL; brother-in-law, Dr. Amos Council Dawson of Raleigh; many nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Zebulon Baptist Church where she was a member. Burial will follow in the Zebulon Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the church parlor.  Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) - March 5, 2005; pg. B8)

Roger Ernest Dawson

Roger Ernest Dawson, 78, of 122 Hillcrest Drive, Chocowinity, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Inpatient Hospice of Greenville with his wife, Lucy by his side. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. He was retired from E.I. Dupont and was an avid fisherman and golfer. Roger was preceded in death by his parents. Clinton Adam and Della Pelletier Dawson, his sister, Merle D. Eason and a son-in-law, Kent Adams.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from the chapel of Garner Funeral Home with Richard Parker officiating.  Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lucy Sutton Dawson of the home; his daughter, Donna D. Adams of Kinston; his son, Craig Dawson and wife, Nancy of Sneads Ferry; his sister, Grace D. Hardy and husband, Bryan of Seven Springs; his brother, J.B. Dawson and wife, Geraldine of Kinston; many nieces, nephews and friends.  Garner Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, September 30, 2011)

Rosa Lee Ebron Dawson

Rosa Lee Ebron Dawson of the 1300 block of Olinger St., a home child care provider, died Feb. 1, 1995, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mrs. Dawson was born in Washington, N.C. She was a member of Faith Deliverance Christian Center, Norfolk.  Survivors include her husband, Willie J. Dawson, Sr.; five daughters, Eva Drew, Tallulah Dawson, Arleda Dawson, Della Elliott and Terry Upsher, all of Norfolk; six sons, Joseph Ebron, Romeo Dawson and Alvin Dawson, all of Norfolk, Willie J. Dawson, Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas, Nathaniel Dawson of Ft. Drum, N.Y., and Christopher Dawson of Italy; a sister, Marion Pope of Washington, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Temple, Norfolk, by Bishop Barbara M. Amos. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Carlos A. Howard Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. The remains will be ready for viewing at 1 p.m. Monday. The family will assemble at the residence at 12:30 for the processional. The remains will be taken to the church at 11 a.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – February 5, 1995; pg. B6)

Tommye Nixon Dawson

Miss Tommye Nixon Dawson, a resident of 166 Washington Harbour, Washington, died Friday, May 14, 2010 at her home.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Father Kevin Johnson. John Peter Rascoe III, Braxton Bragg Dawson Rascoe, Francis Edward Nixon Rascoe, George Smedes York, Jr., Benjamin Jasper Forbes III, Braxton Bragg Dawson III, Braxton Bragg Dawson Rascoe, Jr. and Hunter Aaron Spivey Rascoe will serve as pallbearers.  Miss Dawson was born in Norfolk, VA on December 27, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Braxton Bragg Dawson and Edna Jones Nixon Dawson. Miss Dawson was a graduate of Washington High School. She made her debut into society at the NC Debutante Ball in 1957. Her education includes St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, VA, Sullins College in Bristol, VA, University of Georgia, Brenau College in Gainesville, GA where she became a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Miss Dawson then studied French at École Le Mania in Lausanne, Switzerland. She then moved to New York City and resided at Barbison Residence for Women where she was an interpreter for the United Nations. Miss Dawson was a secretary and officer of Coca Cola of Washington for a number of years. She was also a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  Miss Dawson is survived by a brother, Braxton Bragg Dawson, Jr. of Washington; a sister, Nancy Bragg Dawson Rascoe of Hertford; a brother in law, John Peter Rascoe, Jr. of Hertford; a sister in law, Susan Sherwood Dawson of Washington; six nephews, John Peter Rascoe III, Braxton Bragg Dawson Rascoe, Francis Edward Nixon Rascoe, Braxton Bragg Dawson III, George Smedes York, Jr., Benjamin Jasper Forbes III; five nieces, Sarah Parker Dawson York, Amanda Ashley Dawson Forbes, Gina Lee Stone Rascoe, Elizabeth Beale Joyner Rascoe, Diane Daniels Rascoe; four great nieces, Lucy Mae Holliday Rascoe, Katherine Granbery Rascoe, Elizabeth Joyner Rascoe, Julia Belle Dawson Forbes; five great nephews, Braxton Bragg Dawson Rascoe, Jr., Hunter Aaron Spivey Rascoe, Francis Edward Nixon Rascoe, Jr., George Smedes York III, William Bowen Nixon York; beloved caretakers, Sonia and David Carpenter, Glenda Windley, Keisha Carpenter, Vanessa Collins, Denaysia Carpenter and Evelyn Blount.  The family will receive friends at the home, 166 Washington Harbour, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Dawson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William H. Dawson, Jr.

WASHINGTON, N.C. - Mr. William Hawkins "Billy" Dawson, Jr., 83, a resident of Washington, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Dr. James Hagwood and the Rev. Keith Hudson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Mr. Dawson was born in Washington on June 11, 1924. He was the son of the late William H. Dawson Sr. and Roxie Anna Wagoner Dawson. Mr. Dawson was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Mr. Dawson was a tobacconist working as a mental calculator for several tobacco markets. He served as Sales Supervisor for the Washington Tobacco Market for several years. Later, Mr. Dawson owned and operated W. H. Dawson Jr. Accounting. He was a member, trustee and deacon of the Riverview Baptist Church. Mr. Dawson was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and Church choir. On Sept. 19, 1946, Mr. Dawson married the former Becky Paramore, who preceded him in death, June 6, 1989. On Feb. 3, 1990, Mr. Dawson married Juanita Henries Cherry, who survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, William H. "Bill" Dawson III and wife, Camilla, Lee Dawson and wife, Rita, all of Washington; a daughter, Gail Dawson Pinkham and husband, Tim, of Washington; a stepson, Jimmy Cherry and Beverly of Washington; a stepdaughter, Lucy Cherry Grist and husband, the Rev. Samuel Latham Grist III, of Washington; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and great grandson. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dawson family.  (Greenville Daily Refector [Greenville, NC] - Friday, January 11, 2008)

Emma Spencer Merrill Deal

Emma Spencer Merrill Deal age 74, a resident of 350 Oak Ridge Lane, Belhaven, NC died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven, NC.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the John A. Wilkinson Building in Belhaven, NC officiated by Pastor Dean Fulford. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Mrs. Deal was born on May 30,1938 in Hyde County the daughter of the late Ralph Ray Spencer and Martha Louise Blake Spencer. She was married to the late Harry Lee Merrill, Sr. and later to Durwood Allen Deal who survives. Mrs. Deal worked with many different retail stores during her life as she enjoyed working with the public. Survivors include four sons, Harry Lee "HL" Merrill, Jr. and wife Carolyn, Ralph Eugene "Gene" Merrill, James Edward "Jamey" Merrill, Steven Randell "Randy" Merrill and wife Sandra all of Belhaven, NC;one daughter, Peggy Ann Groome and husband Kevan of Belhaven, NC; two sisters, Shirley Tolan of Belhaven, NC and Aleta Bowman of Kelso, Washington; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her loyal dog "Maggie". She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Nixon and Maxie Cuthrell, and daughter in law, Barbara Merrill.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the family.  (Pamlico Funeral Home)

Terry Lee Deal

Mr. Terry Lee Deal, age 62, a resident of 221 Pamlico Drive, Pamlico Village, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Todd Parrish. Burial with military honors will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. “Eddie” Paul Congleton, Adam Congleton, Rick Congleton, Joe Paul Congleton, Sammy Squires and Marty Martin will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Deal was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1950. He was the son of D. Bryan Deal and the late Virginia Tyer Deal. Mr. Deal graduated from Washington High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972. After his military obligations, he worked at Larry’s Shoe Store, Tidewater Supply Company, Transmission Supply Company, Life and Casualty Insurance Company, Motion Industries and Dixie Bearing before his retirement.  From an early age, Mr. Deal loved sports. From age 13 to 19, he wrote sports columns for the Washington Daily News. He was a coach in the Little Tarheel Baseball leagues and Women’s softball leagues. Mr. Deal served as announcer and scorekeeper for the Babe Ruth League. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Washington.  Mr. Deal was an avid N.C. State Wolfpack Fan. His support began in 1956 when Willis Casey was coach.  Mr. Deal is survived by his wife Debbie Congleton Deal of the home; his daughter, Jessica Woolard and son in law, Josh of Washington; his father and step mother, Bryan and Shirley Deal of Chocowinity; his two grandchildren, Colby Deal-Woolard and Felicity Woolard both of Washington; two nieces, Paula Nobles of Vanceboro, Jacy Congleton of Tennessee; two nephews, Adam Congleton of Winterville, Joe Paul Congleton of Clayton; two great nieces; three great nephews; mother in law, Joyce Congleton; step siblings, Donna Bennett of Chocowinity, Rhonda Taylor of Chocowinity, Sonja Lane of New York, Ricky Peed of Washington, Mark Peed of Chocowinity.  In addition to his mother, Mr. Deal was preceded in death by his father in law, Paul Congleton; paternal grandparents, Dettie and Addie Smithwick Deal; maternal grandparents, Jesse B. and Elizabeth Ross Tyer; and his two dogs, Puddles and Peanut.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the home.  The family would like to thank the staff of Vidant Beaufort Hospital and all the friends he has met over the years at Blackbeard’s Restaurant and Pam’s Diner for their love and compassion shown to him.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Deal family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Theo Selby Deal

BRIDGETON - Theo Selby Deal, 80, died on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his residence.  He was a retired truck driver.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora, with Tim Ware officiating.  Arrangements are by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations, Maysville.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Thursday, March 10, 2011)

Wilbur Lee Deal

Mr. Wilbur Lee Deal, age 77, a resident of 2704 Bay City Road, Aurora, died Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at his home.  Graveside services were held 4:00 PM Sunday, August 20, 2006 at the Deal Family Cemetery at Cayton Landing near Aurora, conducted by Rev., Earl Sadler, Jr.  Mr. Deal was born in Beaufort County on April 10, 1929. He was the son of the late Morgan Lee Deal and Nannie Marie Selby Deal. Mr. Deal was a retired farmer and retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Highway Division. He was a member of Dublin Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Deal loved horses, attending horse shows, and riding horses in parades.  Mr. Deal is survived by a brother, Theo Selby Deal of New Bern. He was loved by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington served the Deal family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, August 21, 2006)

Jacob Ymert DeJong

Mr. Jacob Ymert "Jake" DeJong, age 91, a resident of Christian School Rd., Pinetown, NC, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at his home. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church officiated by Rev. Dave Weemhoff. Jacob Vander Weit, Phillip Vander Weit, Devon Rhodes, Ryan DeJong, Craig Baas, Eric Baas and Alan Baas will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC.  Mr. DeJong was born in The Netherlands on March 6, 1921 son of Jan and Elizabeth DeJong. He was a dairyman and farmer. Mr. DeJong married the former Annie Vink on August 14, 1945, who preceded him in death on July 12, 2009. He was a member of the Terra Ceia Christian Reformed Church having served as deacon and elder. He was a former member of Free Union Ruritan Club. Mr. DeJong also served on the board of Terra Ceia Christian School.  He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth DeJong Dodde and husband Duane of Falmouth, MI, Gerda DeJong Rhodes and husband Ty of Plymouth, NC and Irene DeJong Vander Weit and husband Ken of Belhaven, NC; his daughter-in-law, Pat DeJong; his sisters, Anna VanHouwelingen, Toni Kraaijveld and Nellie DeRuiter all of The Netherlands; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife he was preceded in death in 1999 by his son, John Pieter DeJong.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Deakon Lee-Haynes Demers

Infant Deakon Lee-Haynes Demers, of Washington, died Saturday, July 1, 2006.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington, with Selby Smith officiating. Dexter Reason, Allen Powell, Brad Reason, Bennie Woolard and Clay Buck will serve as pallbearers.  Deakon was born was born March 11, 2006 in Newport News, Va. He was the son of Tina Reason Hudson, who survives.  Survivors also include four sisters, Angel, Destiney, Miracle and Ash Lynn; one brother, Hunter; and his maternal grandparents, Dexter and Lucy Reason and Allen and Debra Powell, all of Washington.  The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Love Baptist Church on River Road.  Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, July 5, 2006)

Lalah Kay Strickland Dennard

Mrs. Lalah Kay Strickland Dennard, 63, a resident of 2395 Old Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, NC died Sunday December 9, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday December 12, 2007 at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dean Fulford.  Mrs. Dennard was born on March 15, 1944 daughter of the late William Harvey Strickland and the late Lalah Driver Strickland. She was a graduate of Wilson Fike High School and East Carolina University. Mrs. Dennard served as Food Services Director for the Beaufort County Schools for many years until her retirement. In 1992, she married Emory Jack Dennard Jr. who preceded her in death. Mrs. Dennard was a member of the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church and was active in the John A. Wilkinson Foundation.  Mrs. Dennard is survived by her two sons; Walt Finch and his wife Gwen of Greensboro, NC and David Finch and his wife Emily of Charlotte and four grandchildren; Leah, Maggie, Shelby and Will.  The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service on Wednesday.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Dennard family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, December 11, 2007)

Dorothy Denning

Mrs. Dorothy Denning, age 96, a resident of 212 Connecticut Dr., Chocowinity, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  Survivors include her son, David Denning and his wife Joyce of the home; three grandchildren, Kelly Gioffre, Noelle McMullen and D.J. Denning and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Floyd B. Denning.   Paul Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Denning family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Christopher Dennis Sr.

Christopher Dennis Sr., 77, formerly of Atlantic City, died Friday at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.  Born in Washington, N.C., he lived in Atlantic City for 11 years before moving to Philadelphia 50 years ago.  While a local resident, Mr. Dennis was employed by Wagenheim Meat Market of Atlantic City. He worked for over 15 years on the Philadelphia waterfront.  Surviving are his wife Mary L.; one daughter, Lillian Dennis of Atlantic City; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Jewell Funeral Home in Atlantic City, where friends may call one hour before services. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Park in Mays Landing.  (The Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ) – October 14, 1990; pg. B3)

Laura B. Dennis

Laura B. Dennis, 76, of the 500 block of Avondale Road, died April 19, 2000, at Maryview Medical Hospital, Portsmouth.  She was born in Beaufort County, N.C., a was a daughter of Lucy G. Tripp of Chocowinity, N.C., and the late Joseph Tripp. She was a retired physical therapist aide for Maryview Medical Hospital for 18 years. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth, and the No. 1 Usher Board.  She is survived by two daughters, LaVerne D. Stokes of Portsmouth and Sharon S. Sawyer, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Larry Dennis of San Diego, Calif.; five sisters, Mattie Tripp, Louise Langley, Jean Williams and Jessie Lee O'Neal, all of Chocowinity, N.C., and Nellie Kibble of Bronx, N.Y.; two brothers, Theodore Tripp and John W. Tripp, both of Chocowinity; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, including two sons-in-law, and friends including a very special friend, M.C. Archer.  A funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at St. John Baptist Church, Portsmouth, by the Rev. Robert L. Earls. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Chesapeake. Viewing at Corprew Funeral Home will begin at noon Monday. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 23, 2000; pg. B6)

Linda Rose Dennis

Linda Rose Dennis, age 67, a resident of Bahama, NC died Tuesday June 17, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville while surrounded by her family.  A memorial service will be held 2 pm Monday June 23, 2014 at Union Grove United Methodist Church of Bahama, NC officiated by Rev. Cheryl Lawrence.   Mrs. Dennis was born in Beaufort County on October 3, 1946 daughter of the late Henry Thomas Rose, Jr. and the late Lucille Haddock. She was a 1965 graduate of Pantego High School and continued her education at Watts School of Nursing in Durham. At Watts Mrs. Dennis earned her registered nursing degree. She married William Burl Dennis on May 3, 1975 who preceded her in death on January 27, 2001. Mrs. Dennis worked in nursing at Duke University Medical Center of Durham until her retirement. She was a starter with the Pantego High School Warriorettes which was considered by many as the best girl’s basketball team in Pantego’s history. Mrs. Dennis was a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church of Bahama.   Survivors include a son: Chris Dennis and his wife April of Greenville; four grandchildren: Abby Dennis, Alexia Burch, Zachary Dennis and Wyatt Dennis; a brother: Johnny Rose of Greenville; two sisters: Donna Alligood and her husband Danny of Washington and Lisa Grubbs and her husband Benny of Blounts Creek; a niece: Sara Grubbs; two uncles: Donald Leoni of Charlotte and Ellis Leoni and his wife Lida of Belhaven; four cousins: Misty Lanning of Chocowinity, Angela Leoni of Charlotte, Grace Thorneburg of Charlotte and Cindy Foxe of Bethlehem, PA. Mrs. Dennis is also survived by a devoted pet Sophie.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Dennis family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Lewis Murchison Dibble

Mr. Lewis Murchison Dibble, age 81, a resident of 171 Hilltop Lane, Washington died Thursday February 18, 2010 at his home.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday February 20, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, officiated by Reverends Danny Allen and Susan Harrison. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Marshall Singleton, Muriel Moore, Harry Tubaugh, Earl Bonner, Ron Pledger, John Morgan, Horace Waters, Todd Galloway, and Ashley Windham will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Dibble was born on July 28, 1928 to the late Andrew Comstock Dibble and the late Lucille Murchison Jackson Dibble. Mr. Dibble was a native of Orangeburg, S.C. and graduated from Orangeburg High School in 1945. He later graduated from Clemson University in 1949 with a degree in electrical engineering.  On March 19, 1955 he married the former Louise Tomlinson who preceded him in death on July 14, 1996. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael C. Bailey of Costa Rica in 2000. She is survived by her granddaughter, Janet Bailey Calderon, her husband, Eliecer Calderon and their three children, Christopher, Jonathan, and Jennifer, also of Costa Rica. He later married Mrs. Lucille Edwards Carowan on April 10, 2004, who preceded him in death on November 6, 2006. She is survived by her four daughters, Gladys Carowan Howell, Clarissa Carowan Phillips, Mary Carowan Mertz and Martha Carowan Zito.  Mr. Dibble’s brother Andrew Comstock Dibble, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and his wife Mary also preceded him in death. He is survived by two brothers, Alexander Jackson Dibble and his wife, Joyce of Orangeburg, S.C. and Robert Buford Dibble and his wife Shirley of Orangeburg, S.C. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews.  Mr. Dibble actively served the First United Methodist Church as Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of the Administrative Board, Trustee, as well as numerous other boards and as a long-standing usher. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He was a member of the East Carolina Engineers Club, has been registered as a Professional Engineer of N.C. since 1959, and was inducted into the prestigious Fellow of Professional Engineers of North Carolina in May 2004. The plaque reads “For longstanding and faithful service to his Creator, his community, his fellow man, and the Engineering Profession.”  The family will receive friends 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday February 19, 2010 at his home. Mr. Dibble will lie in state at Paul Funeral Home until 12:00 noon on Saturday.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Dibble family.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Monday, February 22, 2010)

Lucille Edward Carowan Dibble

Mrs. Lucille Edwards Carowan Dibble, age 75, of Washington, NC, died Monday, November 6, 2006 at her home.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Washington with Dr. Jimmy Moore and Robert Paciocco officiating. Graveside services will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Jack Cherry, Bill Cochran, John Powell, David Roberson, Vance Smith and Cliff Toler.  Mrs. Dibble was born in Chocowinity on January 18, 1931, daughter of the late William Thomas Edwards and Muzette Wells Edwards. She graduated from Chocowinity High School in 1948. She had been a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church since 1950. She taught preschool for twelve years, served two terms as president of the Women’s Mission Union, taught Sunday School for two years, and supervised the Sunday morning nursery for ten years. She was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class.  Her dedication to the community is evidenced in her fifteen-year career at John Cotten Tayloe School, serving the local Board of Education for three terms and serving on the Salvation Army Advisory Board for two-and-a-half terms as secretary. She chaired a bond issue to fund Beaufort County Technical Institute’s first library and chaired the College Parallel Committee for seven years to make the transition from Technical Institute to Community College. She served the Washington Housing Authority for thirty years. During that time, she served as vice chairman and chairman.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Clarence B. Carowan, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Dibble, and four daughters, Gladys Carowan Howell and her husband, Gus; Clarissa Carowan Phillips and her husband, Charles, of Washington; Mary Carowan Mertz and her husband, Bob, of Durham; and Martha Carowan Zito and her husband, Dave, of Matthews; brother Alvin Edwards of Blounts Creek and sister Mary Briskin of Arlington, VA; four grandchildren, George Howell, Ben Howell, Chuck Phillips and Carly Phillips; and one great grandchild, Cameron Bennett Howell.  The family will receive friends Wednesday at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dibble family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, November 8, 2006)

Vivian Stokes Dickens

Mrs. Vivian Stokes Dickens, age 81, a resident of Washington, died Sunday, December 3, 2006.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore.  Mrs. Dickens was born in Pitt County on June 18, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Harry David Stokes and Catherine Harris Stokes. Mrs. Dickens was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at Beaufort County Hospital for over 30 years. Mrs. Dickens was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Pamlico Garden Club.  Mrs. Dickens was married to Terry Dickens, who preceded her in death in 1981.  Survivors include a son, Charlie Clark and his wife, Carolyn of Belhaven; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Eudy and her husband, Bruce of Charlotte; a grandson, Charlie Clark, Jr. and his wife, Samantha of Chocowinity and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Stokes, J.D. Stokes and Elmer Stokes and one sister, Melba Beech.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dickens family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, December 5, 2006)

Karen Evonne Lewis Dickerson

Mrs. Karen Evonne Lewis Dickerson, age 48, a devoted wife, mother and daughter, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, July 12, 2006. She was a resident of 1955 Cherry Road, Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday July 16, 2006 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Pastor Mike Davis. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Ed Faucette, Jim Faucette, Walker Faucette, J.A. Brand, Holt Faucette and Tony Faucette will serve as pallbearers. Ken Dickerson and Wayne Dickerson will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Dickerson was born in Beaufort County of August 29, 1957, daughter of Larry D. Lewis and Josephine Faucette Lewis. On October 10, 2005, she married Larry Gene Dickerson.  In addition to her husband, Larry Gene Dickerson of the home, and her parents, Larry D. and Josephine Lewis of Chocowinity, NC, she is survived by her son, Paul Keel of Chocowinity; her sister, Wanda Brand of Chocowinity; two nieces, Kelly Jo Brand and Briley Brand both of Chocowinity and her maternal grandmother, Verna Faucette of Chocowinity.  The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday July 15, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her grandmother, Verna Faucette, located at 585 Mill Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dickerson Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 14, 2006)

Lloyd Marion Dilday

Lloyd Marion Dilday, 88, passed from this life on February 9, 2010 at his Water Street home in Belhaven. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 12, at 11:00 AM at the Wilkinson Center. Visitation will be Thursday, February 11 from 6-8 PM, also at the Wilkinson Center. Private entombment will be held later at the Belhaven Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dick Tunnell, Rickey Keech, Jimmy Latham, David Burbage, Frank Spilker, Henry Riddick, Perry Williams, and Gaylon Ambrose.  Mr. Dilday was known as “Daddy” to his five daughters, “Pop” to his ten grandchildren, “Boss Man” to his dedicated employees at Circle Grove Seeds, and “Mr. D.” to his devoted caregivers. He enjoyed a rewarding life, especially prior to the death of his wife of 58 years, Jane Latham Dilday, who died on October 1, 2005. In the last several years, his body failed him, but his mind remained sharp and strong.  Mr. Dilday was raised near Ahoskie in the Hickory Chapel community. He was the son of the late Lloyd and Eva Dilday and the brother to sisters Thelma and Mary Lou Dilday who survive. He graduated from NC State University with a degree in Agronomy. Following graduation, he worked with the NC Department of Agriculture. That job brought him to Belhaven where he inspected potatoes and poultry that came into the depot by train. (Anyone that knew him very well knew that he never ate poultry!) During this time he met and courted Jane Latham, a Belhaven native.  In 1947, after serving in the US Army at Fort Lee, VA., he returned to Belhaven and married Jane. Together they raised five daughters, who survive: Donna Shealy and husband Jerry of Charleston, SC; Susan D. Smith and husband Harold of Belhaven; Ellen D. Allen and husband Walt of Belhaven; Lynn D. Ross and husband Buddy of Bath; and Marian D. Keech and friend John Oliver of Belhaven.  “Pop” had a profound influence on his grandchildren as he stressed and supported the importance of education in each of their lives. His ten grandchildren are Matthew and Anna Crowder, Ashley S. Johnson and Brittany Smith, Donna H. Martin and Josh Allen, Jenny R. Modlin, Sara J. Ross, Emily R. Chancellor and Maggie R. Potter. Also, four great-grandchildren survive: Bode and Aria Johnson, and Christopher and Camdon Martin.  Mr. Dilday was a life-long supporter of agriculture in North Carolina. After his marriage to Jane, he began farming and vigorously pursued improvements and the development of new farm enterprises. His seed processing plant, Circle Grove Seeds, was started in the late 60’s, and grew to be one of the best-known operations in the southeast. These endeavors led to numerous awards including Jaycees Outstanding Farmer Award, NC State University Distinguished Alumni Award and the Governor’s Award for Supply to Agribusiness.  In his earlier years, Mr. Dilday was also active in many area of public life, having served long terms on boards such as Pungo District Hospital and Beaufort County Board of Commissioners.  Mr. Dilday had a special fondness for quality seed and the possibilities that lie therein, clearing new ground and seeing it put into cultivation, his home at Circle Grove Farm, his girls, and the many friends he made through business and travel. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Dilday Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, February 11, 2010)

David Clarence Dillon

Mr. David Clarence “Hap” Dillon, 54, of 605 Taylor St., Windsor, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Bertie Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Dillon was born in Beaufort County on July 17, 1954. He was the son of Nina Virginia Hart and Louis Clarence Dillon Jr. He was married to Leslie Moore Dillon, who survives. He was a painting contractor. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and Cashie Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Michael David Dillon of Raleigh; four sisters, Linda Dillon-Martin of Belhaven, Sandra D. Myers of Pantego, Teresa D. Manning of Pungo and Carol D. Sawyer of Bath and one brother, Steve Dillon of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Walker Funeral Home, Windsor.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, December 3, 2008)

Albert DiPietro

Albert DiPietro, age 93, a resident Ridgewood Manor and formerly of 49 Holly Glen Drive, Washington, died Friday, March 12, 2010.  A graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Fredrick DiPietro officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Monday, March 15, 2010 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC. Mr. DiPietro was born in Salem County, New Jersey on August 9, 1916 to George DiPietro and Filomena DiGiuliu DiPietro.  Mr. DiPietro was employed by DuPont at the Chambers Works Plant for 38 years before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mrs. Edyie DiPietro. He is survived by his brother, Fredrick DiPietro and two sisters, Susan Davis and Angelina Yulo, all of Carneys Point, New Jersey. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.   (Hillside Funeral Service)

Edna DiPietro

Mrs. Edna “Edyie” DiPietro age 71 of 49 Holly Glen Drive, died Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 3:00 pm at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with Rev. Nancy Love officiating.  Mrs. DiPietro was born in Salem, NJ, the daughter of the late Edward Erwin and Lillian Butler Love. She was a graduate of Salem High School in New Jersey. Edyie was married to Albert DiPietro, June 22, 1959. They had been living in Beaufort for the past 18 years.  Surviving are her husband, Albert DiPietro of Washington, NC; two sisters, Nancy Love and Lorraine Defino of Spruce Pines, NC; one brother, Scott Love of Lakewood, FL.; and several nieces and nephews.  (Hillside Funeral Home obituary posted Sunday, November 4, 2007)

Joseph DiStefano

Joseph DiStefano, 81, of Tampa, died Friday (Nov. 23, 1990). 23, 1990) at Brian Center Nursing Care. She was born in Washington, N.C., and came here in 1988 from St. Petersburg. She was a retired registered nurse and a Navy veteran of World War II. She was a Protestant. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas Jefferson and Roland Jefferson, both of Washington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews, including Brenda Allen, Tampa. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – November 24, 1990)

Ada Mae Mercer Dixon

Mrs. Ada Mae Mercer Dixon, age 91, a resident of 1275 Langley Road, Chocowinity, NC and a former resident of South Creek, Aurora died Sunday March 30, 2014 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2 pm Wednesday April 2, 2014 at South Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Lewis, Tony Eubanks, Travis Martin and Michael Martin.  Immediate family and close friends will gather 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.  Mrs. Dixon was born in Beaufort County on August 21, 1922 daughter of the late Jim David Mercer and the late Neta Elizabeth Tyson Mercer. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and married Claudius Myron Dixon on December 23, 1942 who preceded her in death on December 16, 1975. Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker and a member of Memorial Free Will Baptist Church of Chocowinity.  Survivors include a daughter: Diane D. Lewis of Chocowinity; five grandchildren: Christopher James Lewis, Tony Ray Eubanks, Denise Eubanks Stokes and husband Eddie, Travis Martin and Michael Martin and wife Darla. Mrs. Dixon was also survived by five great grandchildren. She was predeceased along with her parents and husband by a daughter: Shirley Dixon Martin on March 29, 1996; two brothers: John Wiley Mercer and George Amblic Mercer and a sister Elizabeth “Libby” Brousard.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Dixon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Albert Wesley Dixon

Mr. Albert Wesley Dixon, age 84 a resident of 50 Elks Rd. Chocowinity, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at his home.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Saturday June 13, 2009 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Chris Whitley, Matthew Whitley, Chris Dixon, Lee Brame, Chris Rutland and Steven Dixon his grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Dixon was born December 8, 1924 in Albany, Georgia to the late Wesley and Evelyn Adams Dixon.  Mr. Dixon served in United States Navy.  On June 17, 1947 he married Carolyn Jean Perry who survives.  He was employed for 15 years with IMC and then 15 years with Texas Gulf where he retired in 1982.  Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jean Perry Dixon of the home, one son, John W. Dixon of Atoka, TN, two daughters, Susan D. Whitley of Chocowinity and Carolyn D. Garris of Chocowinity, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and caregivers, Ms. Ida and Ms. Duck.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Hilda Dixon Trupiano.  The family will receive friends at the home, 50 Elks Rd. Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Dixon family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, June 11, 2009)

Amanda Lewis Dixon

CHOCOWINITY Mrs. Amanda Lewis Dixon, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005. Mrs. Dixon, a native of Chocowinity, was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Union Chapel FWB Church.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – November 5, 2005)

Deborah Alice Sawyer Dixon

NORFOLK, VA. - Deborah Alice Sawyer Dixon, 82, of Bedford, Penn., died Friday, April 21 at the residence of her son, Rufus in Norfolk, Va.  Mrs. Dixon was born in Bath, daughter of the late James and Mary Sawyer, and the sister of the late Naomi Smith.  She was the widow of William Earl Dixon.  Mrs. Dixon was retired from the W.T. Grant Co. as a manager in Chesapeake, Va. and was a member of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ in Chesapeake.  She was also a long-time member of the Jarvisburg Church of Christ in Jarvisburg, a life-long Sunday School teacher and youth leader.  Survivors include two daughters: Judith Dixon Cahoon of Harbinger and Daphne Dixon Ollman of Alum Bank, Pa. and Reston, Va.; one son, Rufus Hilton Dixon of Norfolk; two brothers: John B. Sawyer of Powells Point and William L. Sawyer of Mount Holly; five grandsons.  A funeral service was held at Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, Monday, April 24 by the Rev. Rupert Wallace.  A graveside service was held at Jarvisburg Church of Christ Cemetery at 2 p.m.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Tuesday, April 25, 1995)

Elizabeth Ann Dixon

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Dixon, 61, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Potter's Place Church of God, 3014 Old Creek Road. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of the Rev. Brent and Lori Dixon, 3022 Old Creek Road. Mrs. Dixon, daughter of the late Guy and Verna Carrow, was born in Beaufort County and spent most of her life in Pitt County. She attended the Grimesland schools. She owned and operated Nut & Bolt, Inc. with her husband for many years until her retirement in 1999. Mrs. Dixon attended the Potter's Place Church of God and was an avid pet lover, especially her dogs. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Dalton "Pee Wee" Dixon; a son, the Rev. Brent Dixon and wife, Lori, of Greenville; a daughter, Shelia Foell and husband, Russell, of Greenville; two sisters, Edna Evans and husband, T. H., of Washington, N.C. and Delores Elks and husband, Charles, of Greenville; and three grandchildren, Hunter Dixon and Joshua and Tucker Foell, all of Greenville.  (The Daily Reflector [Greenville, NC] - Tuesday, December 23, 2007)

Gloria Kirk Dixon

NEW BERN - Gloria Kirk Dixon, 69, passed on Monday, Nov 30, 2009, 6:40 a.m., at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. After much suffering with an extended fight with cancer she has fought the good fight and gone home to meet her Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, where there are no more tears or suffering. The family mourns for their loss but know their loss is heaven's gain.   She was a woman of many qualities, but most importantly, she was a devout and God fearing Christian from the time of 12 years of age. She grew up in the small community of Wade's Point near Belhaven. She prayed for a Christian God fearing husband and met Kenneth R. Dixon when she was 18, by writing a letter to the local radio station where he had a gospel show. She always believed her marriage was ordained by God. At the time, Kenneth lived in Pamlico County near Reelsboro. Earlier this year, they were blessed to celebrate 50 years of marriage on June 14, 2009.  Her many interests, talents and qualities include playing and teaching piano, guitar, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, painting and drawing, and helping people in need. She had an unusual heart and compassion for people. A woman who believed in supporting and keeping in touch with her friends, she started the "Circle Of Friends" which involved regular meetings with former classmates from her high school days. She was a quiet, humble woman who felt she could never do enough for the kingdom of God and her family. A wife and mother that is an example to all who desire to be a Godly woman. She had insight into people and spiritual matters that was unusually keen and was always a constant never failing support to her husband and his ministry. She never fully realized the influence that she had on her family and friends, but we were blessed to have her in our lives for this season. Her loss is devastating but she leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.  She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Kenneth R. Dixon; their three children, Kenneth Stephen Dixon of Bridgeton, Jonathan Lynn Dixon of New Bern, and Sharon Joy Dixon Cahoon of New Bern; one brother, Lynwood Sylvester Kirk of Wades Point; two sisters, Betty Esther Kirk Gurganus of Greenville and Linda Dale Kirk Blohm of Aiken, S.C.; She has three grandchildren, Stephen Caleb Dixon, Jennings Dylan Cahoon, and Katelyn Faith Dixon.  The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, at the Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church. The funeral will be 2 p.m., Thursday, at the Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church with Bishop Jim Whitfield and Dr. H. M. Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at the New Bern Memorial Cemetery.  The family wishes to thank all the many friends for their continued love and support and especially the Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness church, which Rev. Kenneth and Gloria have pastored for the past 17 years. We are truly blessed to have such a giving and extended family.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.  (Sun-Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, December 4, 2009)

Gretcha Woolard Dixon

Mrs. Gretcha Woolard Dixon, age 68, a resident of 40 Braddy Road, Washington, died Thursday September 20, 2007 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Dixon was born June 15, 1939, daughter of the late Elmer Huron Woolard and Julia Elizabeth Sullivan Woolard. On October 18, 1958, she married Norwood E. Dixon who survives. She was a homemaker.  In addition to her husband, Norwood of the home, she is survived by her children: Norwood E. Dixon, Jr., Christopher Gerome Dixon and Lesleigh Dixon Manning; her grandchildren: Julia Lacey Dixon, Norwood Eugene Dixon, III, Caroline Elizabeth Manning, Emily Chris Manning and Charles Hodges Manning, IV and her brothers and sisters: Isabelle Woolard Queijo, Mable Woolard Alligood, Julia Hollis Woolard and Jasper Evan Woolard.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dixon Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, September 22, 2007)

Harvey Henry Dixon. Jr.

Mr. Harvey Henry Dixon, Jr., age 86, a resident of 105 South East Avenue, North Shores, Washington, NC, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at First United Methodist Church of Washington officiated by Rev. Danny Allen, Rev. Chris Leak and Rev. Laura Early. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mr. Dixon’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Dixon was born in Beaufort County on November 22, 1925 to the late Harvey Henry Dixon, Sr. and Laura Plummer Stancill Dixon. Mr. Dixon grew up working on a tobacco farm with his parents and continued farming until he retired at age 60. Mr. Dixon served his country in the United States Army Air Force from 1944-1946.  On January 4, 1948, Mr. Dixon married the former Ophelia Mae Harrell, who survives. Mr. Dixon was a member of First United Methodist Church of Washington for over 60 years. Harvey and Ophelia raised their five girls in Beaufort County. Family and friends were of utmost importance to them both.  Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ophelia Harrell Dixon, of the home, five daughters, Brenda Hardy and husband Bobby of Washington, NC, Laura Davis and husband Paige of Washington, NC, Mary Tom Hink and husband Doug of Cary, NC, Peggy Saba and husband Rafee of Jacksonville, NC and Julie Kucas and husband Mark of Cary, NC., a brother, Dirk Stancill Dixon and his wife Susan of Lexington, NC, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Dixon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Hazel Smith Dixon

Mrs. Hazel Smith Dixon, age 81, a former resident of 1668 Robersonville Road, Washington died Saturday October 25, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Saturday November 1, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington officiated by Elbert Lilley and John Anderson. Pallbearers will be Larry Smith, Jack Jackson, David Johnston, Dave Dixon, Mike Dixon and Rick Dixon.  Mrs. Dixon was born in Pitt County on May 13, 1927 daughter of the late Major Smith and the late Janie Clark Smith. She was a 1947 graduate of Chicod School in Pitt County and married Donald Kenneth Dixon on May 11, 1947 who preceded her in death on April 18, 1989. Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker, a member of Rosehill Free Will Baptist Church and attended Tranters Creek Church of Christ where she was very active in many Church activities.  Survivors include a daughter: Julia Dixon Spain of Washington; two sons: Kenneth Franklin Dixon and his wife Barbara of New Bern and Randy Smith Dixon and his wife Denise of Washington; a sister in law: Olive Smith of Ayden; four grandchildren: Neal Dixon, David Spain, Sgt. Jed Spain and Brandi Alligood and five great grandchildren: Adam McLawhorn, Elijah Spain, Mary Baylor Dixon, Braughton Dixon and Wyatt Spain. Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by a grandson: Ashley Dixon on May 9, 2000 four sisters: Ruth Watson, Rubelle Pollard, Bobby Ann Johnston and Ester Jackson and four brothers: Austin Smith, Burley Smith, Grady Smith and James Madison Smith.  The family will receive friends Saturday November 1, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mrs. Dixon’s grandson David Spain, which was Mrs. Dixon’s former home, located at 1668 Robersonville Road, Washington, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dixon family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, October 29, 2008)

Hilda Lee Hill Dixon

Mrs. Hilda Lee Hill Dixon, age 94, a resident of 95 Ballard Street, Chocowinity, NC, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Henry Horne and Rev. Tim Hodges. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Tony Mumford, Timmy Mumford, Ben Hodges, Adam Dixon, Virgil Bright and Michael Kosto will serve as pallbearers. Tavner Dixon will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  Mrs. Dixon was born in Beaufort County on February 5, 1919 to the late Henry Hilliard Hill and Catherine Jane Taylor Hill. On June 1, 1935, she married the late Charlie Mayhue Dixon, Sr., who preceded her in death on December 26, 2001. Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker and a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.  Mrs. Dixon is survived by three daughters, Mary Etta Hill and husband Billy of Chocowinity, NC, Catherine Sue Price and husband Charles of Camden, SC and Joyce Bright of Chocowinity, NC, a son, Charlie M. “C.M.” Dixon, Jr. and wife Jeannie Allcox Dixon of Vanceboro, NC, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dixon is preceded in death by two sisters, Cassie Hill and Beulah Mae Downs.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Dixon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Isabel Bowers Dixon

Mrs. Isabel "Tuck" Bowers Dixon, age 88, a resident of Washington, died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Henry Horne and Pastor Rodney Bragg. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Ricky Peed, Harold Tyson, Jr., Chris Dixon, Brandon Tyson, M.G. Wobbleton, Miles Wobbleton, Todd Gaskins and Mark Peed.  Mrs. Dixon was born in Edgecombe County on March 29, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Owens Bowers, Sr. and Lillie Ayers Bowers. Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker, which included raising her children and making homemade biscuits. She was a member and Past Secretary of the Pactolus Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Dixon was a former member of the Home Demonstration Club in Pactolus.  On August 10, 1938, she married Charlie J. Dixon, Sr. who preceded her in death, May 28 1997.  Mrs. Dixon is survived by four daughters, Shirley D. Deal (Bryan) of Chocowinity, Carolyn D. Tyson (Harold) of Washington, Judy D. Tyson of Washington, Betty D. Vaughan (Donald) of Keysville, VA; one son, Charlie J. Dixon, Jr. (Judy) of Vanceboro; two sisters, Sarah B. Lee and Marie B. Tyer both of Washington; two brothers, Sam O. Bowers, Jr. (Mildred) of Pactolus and R.B. Bowers (Betty) of Riverdale, GA; brother in law, Ralph Langley of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren and her "River Trace Nursing Home Family".  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy B. Langley; two son-in-laws, Billy Ray Tyson and Richard D. Peed, Sr.; grandson, Terry Deal; three great grandchildren, Amanda Lynn Gaskins, Heather Grace Wiggins, Steele Douglas Bennett and one great-great grandchild, Brenan Isiah Wiggins.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at her home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Dixon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jean Carolyn Perry Dixon

Mrs. Jean Carolyn Perry Dixon, age 81, a resident of 50 Elks Road, Chocowinity, NC died Monday July 11, 2011 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday July 14, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Greg Richards. Pallbearers will be Chris Dixon, Steven Dixon, Mathew Whitley, Tina Garris, Chris Whitley and Bobby Paige.  Mrs. Dixon was born in Rockingham, GA on August 5, 1929 daughter of the late John Henry Perry and the late Amanda Pearilee Nipper Perry. She married Albert Wesley Dixon on June 17, 1947 who preceded her in death on June 10, 2009. Mrs. Dixon was a member of Hodges Chapel Holiness Church who dedicated her life to being a homemaker for her family.  Mrs. Dixon is survived by two daughters: Susan Whitley and Carolyn Garris both of Chocowinity; a son: John W. Dixon of Atoka, TN; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Linwood W. Whitley; a sister: Grace A. Rutland and a brother: John A. Perry.  The family will receive friends at Mrs. Dixon’s home located at 50 Elks Road, Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Dixon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joseph Allen Dixon

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Allen Dixon, age 48, a resident of 355 Possum Track Rd. Chocowinity, died Saturday April 4, 2009.  Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday April 8, 2009 at the Dixon Family Cemetery and will be conducted by Pastor Earl Edwards Jr. His nephews, Matthew Dixon, Stanley Dixon, Shane Armstrong, Kenny Adams, Thomas Carrow, Brian Dixon and David Dixon will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Dixon was born on March 24, 1961 to the late Allen and Lillian Wall Dixon. He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and held various jobs in construction.  Survivors include three brothers, Jesse Dixon and wife Joan of Chocowinity, Royce Dixon and wife Alice of Chocowinity, Phillip Dixon and wife Jonita of Washington, three sisters, Barbara Adams and husband Charles of Maysville, Lillian Armstrong and husband Jerry of Chocowinity, Sharon Carrow and husband Paul of Washington and one brother-in-law, Buddy Willoughby of Washington. He was preceded in death by one sister, April Willoughby.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Jesse and Joan Dixon, 1896 Old New Bern Rd. Chocowinity, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dixon family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, April 7, 2009)

Linda Bright Dixon

Linda Bright Dixon, age 61, a resident of 378 Tyler Street, Washington, died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, August 31, 2009 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Steve Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Christopher Bright, Eddie Dutton, Louis Edwards, Bryan Lilley, Danny Moody, and Joe Stringer will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Ms. Dixon was born in Beaufort County on June 19, 1948 to Irving Theodore and Thelma Louise Hawkins Bright who preceded her in death. Linda was a member of First Church of Christ.  She is survived by two daughters, Cindy D. Stringer and husband Joe and Amy D. Moody both of Washington; one sister, Darlene B. Dutton and husband Eddie of Spartanburg, SC; two brothers, Gary Bright and wife Sondra of Chocowinity and Greg Bright and wife Amy of Louisburg, NC; three nieces, Christina B. Lilley and husband Bryan of Washington, Courtney Dutton of Carrboro and Caroline Dutton of Anderson, SC; two nephews, Christopher Bright of Chocowinity and Matthew Bright of Louisburg; and four grandchildren, Hillary and Haley Stringer and Zack and John Moody all of Washington.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Martha Louise Dixon

Ms. Martha Louise Dixon, age 75, a resident of 8881 Hwy. 264 East, Washington, died Thursday morning, April 21, 2011.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday April 23, 2011 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Leroy Skip Hurley  Ms. Dixon was born in Beaufort County on November 14, 1935, daughter of the late Charles Dixon and Zelma Louise Davenport Dixon. She was a graduate of Pantego High School. Ms. Dixon was employed with Hamilton Beach in the customer service department for many years.  Ms. Dixon is survived by her sons: Mark Cutler and Scott Cutler and his wife, Kim, all of Washington; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Francis Dixon Fornes.  The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Dixon Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Merrian Andrew Dixon, Sr.

Mr. Merrian Andrew Dixon Sr., 74, of 9388 NC Hwy. 306 S., Aurora, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Edward Christian Church and will be conducted by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in the Dixon Cemetery at White Hill Free Will Baptist Church in the Small community of Aurora. Doug Niethanmer, Bryan Bonner Sr., Joe Bennett, Allen Carrow, Danny Taylor and William Edward Provo will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Dixon was born in Pamlico Co. on Jan. 1, 1933, to the late Andrew Timothy and Belva Lillian Smithwick Dixon. On Sept. 19, 1959, he married Brenda Joyce Heath who survives. He was a 1953 graduate of Aurora High School, was a member of Edward Christian Church and was a member of the Noah Tripp Music Ministries where he ministered in music to several nursing homes in Pamlico and Craven Co. He retired in 1995, after 30 years of service as a mechanic with PCS Phosphate. Mr. Dixon served his country in the United States Navy. Survivors include his wife Brenda of the home; two daughters, Linda D. Hollowell of Greenville, Betty Lynn Dixon Armstrong and husband, Timothy, of Arapahoe; a son, Merrian "Andy" Dixon Jr. and wife, Penny, of Aurora; three grandchildren, Nicholas Cole Hollowell, Hannah Lee Dixon, Samantha Dawn Armstrong; and a godson, James Allen Peele. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lou Dixon; and one brother, Carl Clifton Dixon Sr.. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour Thursday at Edward Christian Church and other times at the home 9388 NC Hwy. 306 S., Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Dixon family.  (Greenville Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Wednesday, October 24, 2007)

Milbron Franklin Dixon, Sr.

Mr. Milbron Franklin Dixon Sr., 81, of 239 Edwards Road, Chocowinity, died Saturday, December 16, 2006, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home in Washington.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2006, at the Dixon family cemetery with the Rev. Henry Horne officiating. Michael Chandler, Mark King, Chris King, Joshua Rea, Joe Stringer and Troy Congleton will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2006, and from 1 p.m. to the funeral hour Monday, December 18, 2006, at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, and other times at Mr. Dixon’s home.  Mr. Dixon was born February 5, 1925, in Pitt County. He was the son of the late Claude Timothy Dixon and Mamie Hill Dixon. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. On May 8, 1944, he married the former Marietta Porter, who preceded him in death on June 12, 2000. He worked for 15 years as an aircraft mechanic at Norfolk Naval Air Station and was a retired farmer.  Survivors include his children, Peggy Chandler and her husband, Ruffin, of Wilmar, Milbron Dixon Jr. (Buddy) and his wife, Gloria, Betty Brame and her husband, Herman, and Robin Goff and her husband, Danny, all of Chocowinity; two sisters, Ozell Ward of Williamston and Elma May of Simpson; seven grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mattie Simpkins and Helen Smith, and two brothers, Myron Dixon and Lloyd Dixon.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Dixon family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, December 17, 2006)

Mildred S. Dixon

Mildred S. Dixon, 85, Feb. 3. Graveside 2 p.m., Tuesday, Wesley Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.   (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – February 5, 2001)

Mitchell Mallison Dixon

Mr. Mitchell “Mickey” Mallison Dixon, Jr., age 52, a former resident of River Road, Washington, NC died Friday, July 24, 2009 at Martin General Hospital in Williamston, NC.   A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Unity Church of Christ, 727 River Road, Washington with Fred Wilson officiating.  The family will receive friends at the Dalmer Dixon residence, 634 River Road, Washington, NC.  Mr. Dixon was born February 17, 1957 in Beaufort County to Mitchell Mallison Dixon, Sr. and Nina Edwards Dixon. Mickey was formerly employed by TexasGulf and Associated Mines in Aurora.   Mr. Dixon is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Dixon Beeker of Greenville; two grandchildren, Nathan Daniel Beeker and Anna Leah Beeker both of  Greenville; one brother, Dalmer Dixon and wife Betty of Washington and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Jean Fox of Washington.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, George Donald Dixon and a son-in-law, Randy L. Beeker.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Richard Warner Dixon

Mr. Richard Warner Dixon Sr., 70, of Aurora, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. A funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance, with the Rev. Archie Rivenbark officiating. There will be no graveside service.  Mr. Dixon was the son of the late Edgar Dixon and Margaret Dixon Ireland. He was an Air Force veteran. He worked with the New Bern Fire Department for eight years and retired from PCS Phosphate after 21 years of service. He was married to Jennie Dixon, who survives. Survivors include one son, Richard Dixon Jr. of Hickory; two daughters, Denise Mullins of Reelsboro, and Debbie Quidley of Delaware; three stepdaughters, Stacy Long of Plymouth, Angel Crisp of Washington, and Lisa Escobedo of Nashville, N.C.; one grandson, Eric W. Dixon of Reelsboro, who he reared; one sister, Julia Voliva of Vandemere; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Webster and his stepfather, Ammie J. Ireland.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, June 12, 2007)

Violet Sawyer Dixon

Mrs. Violet Sawyer Dixon, age 85, a resident of Chocowinity, NC died Sunday, November 3, 2013.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 7, at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday, November 6, at the funeral home and other times at the home of Frederick and Carolyn Dixon, 1930 Tara Court, Apt. 102, Greenville.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is serving the Dixon family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Helen Jones Dobson

Helen Jones Dobson died peacefully in her home at Sunrise of North Hills on March 12, 2008. A woman of great faith, she is now home with her heavenly Father and at peace.  Helen was born October 21, 1916, in Beaufort, N.C., and was the daughter of Hugh C. and Annie L. Jones. She was preceded in death by her parents and her six brothers and sisters. Helen married Carlton B. Dobson of Morehead City, N.C., on June 19, 1945, and they were happily married until his death April 9, 1994. Helen always had a smile on her face and a kind word for those around her. She always had the time to make someone's day a little better. Helen and Carlton ran the Frame Shop in New Bern, N.C., for many years and she took great pleasure in the friendships created during that time. She was an active member of Garber United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, gardening, needlework and bridge.  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at Garber United Methodist Church, followed by services at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.  (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] – Friday, March 14, 2008) 

Richard Allen Doiel

CHOCOWINITY - Mr. Richard Allen Doiel, age 60, a resident of 300 Nelson Farm Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at Duke Medical Center in Durham.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by the Rev. John Shackleford and the Rev. Gregg Hornbuckle. Burial will follow in the Edward Christian Church cemetery, Edward.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Chris Edwards, Bill Armstead, Jimmy Manning, Danny Manning, Paul Avery and Billy J. Avery. Thomas Garris and Timothy Avery will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Doiel was born in Anaheim, Calif., on June 15, 1947. He was the son of Tillie Kathleen Price Cagle, who survives, and the late Howard Craven Cagle. Mr. Doiel attended Morehead City schools. He was a retired commercial construction foreman. Later, Mr. Doiel worked as a long-distance truck driver. He attended the Aurora Church of God as long as his health permitted.  On June 17, 1967, Mr. Doiel married the former Patsy Rose Avery, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his son, Michael Craven Doiel of Chocowinity; his daughter, Faith Michelle Doiel of Chocowinity; his grandson, Phillip Richard Alligood of Columbia, S.C.; and his sister, Denise Ann Meyers of Newport, N.C.   In addition to his father, Mr. Doiel was preceded in death by a sister, Paula Sherleen Shackleford.   The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 pm today at Paul Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home, 300 Nelson Farm Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Doiel family.  (Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) – Wednesday, August 22, 2007)

Annie Belle Cherry Doody

MANTEO - Mrs. Annie Belle Cherry Doody, 75, a resident of the 100 block of Sadler Drive, died Friday morning, April 15, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 18, at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by the Rev. Andy Raynor. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Doody was born in Pitt County, July 3, 1935, daughter of the late William Dave Cherry and Martha Williams Cherry. She was employed with the Dare County Public School system in the janitorial department. Mrs. Doody is survived by her son, Stacy Williams of Manteo and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, George Williams, two brothers and two sisters. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service today at Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, April 18, 2011)

William F. Dorn

Mr. William F. Dorn, 69, of 122 Wellington Drive, Washington, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, with the Rev. Douglas Ort officiating.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Dorn family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, July 3, 2008)

Beulah Mae Downs

Beulah Mae Downs, 79, of the 1100 block of Edgewood Ave., retired owner of Mae's Beauty Shop, died May 23, 1994, in Chesapeake.  Born in Chocowinity, N.C., Mrs. Downs retired in 1992 after 30 years. She was a member of Chesapeake First Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Survivors include her husband, Oliver J. Downs Sr.; three sons, Rohmie O. Downs of Wardensville, W.Va., Harold R. Downs of Chesapeake, Jerry H. Downs of Portsmouth; one sister, Hilda Dixon of Chocowinity; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Wayne Sawyer and the Rev. Nelson Fields. The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today and at the residence at all other times. The body will be taken to Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., for visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 24, 1994; pg. D2)

Oliver Johnson Downs, Jr.

Oliver Johnson Downs, Jr., 60, of the 3500 block of McNeal Ave., died Jan. 10, 1992, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Downs was born in Beaufort County, N.C. He was the retired owner of Downs Construction Co. He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple.  Survivors include his wife, E. Bernice Downs; a son, Phillip W. Downs; his mother, Mae H. Downs; and his father, Oliver Downs Sr., all of Chesapeake; three brothers, Rohmie O. Downs of Wardensville, W.Va., Harold R. Downs of Chesapeake and Jerry H. Downs of Portsmouth.  The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Clark Mahoney. Friends may join the family there from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. The body will be sent to Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C., for visitation Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and a graveside at 11 a.m. Monday in Oakdale Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – January 11, 1992; pg. D2)

Oliver Johnson Downs, Sr.

Oliver Johnson Downs, Sr., 86, of the 1100 block of Edgewood Ave., died April 5, 1997.  Born in Chocowinity, N.C., he was a bridge tender for the City of Chesapeake and the widower of Beulah Mae Hill Downs. He was a member of Chesapeake First Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Tidewater Gospel Music Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.  Survivors include three sons, Rohmie O. Downs of Wardensville, W.Va., Harold R. Downs of Chesapeake, Jerry H. Downs of Portsmouth; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Oliver J. Downs Jr.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Hans Hess. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today and at 838 Dorcas Ave., Princeton Halls, Chesapeake, at all other times.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 7, 1997; pg. B6)

William Allen Downs

GARNER - Mr. William Allen Downs, 62, died Tuesday, November 4, 1997 at his home in Garner.  Graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, November 7, 1997 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C.  Mr. Downs was born in Beaufort County, January 20, 1935. He was retired from U.S. Air (formerly Piedmont Airlines) at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.  Survivors include one son, Bruce Downs of Garner; one daughter, Cathy Downs Fields of Chocowinity and four grandchildren.  Visitation, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times a the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fields, 4155 Gray Road, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – November 6, 1997; pg. B6)

Naomi J. Doyle

Naomi J. Doyle, 73, of Virginia Avenue, a foreign service officer and personnel director for the State Department, retiring after 25 years of service, died Friday at Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.  Mrs. Doyle was born in Washington, N.C., and came here 21 years ago from Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Association of Widowed Persons, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the American Association of Retired Persons. She enjoyed computers, music, playing cards and reading self-help books.  Survivors include a good friend, Roberta Ray, DeLeon Springs, who helped provide for her care.  Allen-Summerhill, DeLand, is in charge.  (Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL) – July 14, 1996; pg. C5)

Flossie Brewer Dozier

Mrs. Flossie Brewer Dozier of 109 Grimes Road, Washington, died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Ridgewood Manor of Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. E.R. McNair officiating.  Mrs. Dozier was born Dec. 8, 1926 to the late James and Daisy Boone Brewer. She attended the Rich Square Schools. She was a member of Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church. She was a former usher at the church. She was married to Stonewall Dozier who preceded her in death.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary M. Brewer, Lossie White and Daisy L. Brewer; and two brothers, Cornelius Brewer and Doxey L. Brewer.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 West Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, March 25, 2007)

Elloree Cox Draper

Elloree "Polly" Cox Draper, 73, a senior member of the Beverly Hills Garden Club and member of First Christian Church, both in Alexandria, died of complications from melanoma April 28 at her home in Alexandria.  She was born in Washington, N.C., and grew up in Alexandria, where she graduated from George Washington High School.  Over the years, she had done volunteer work with the Girl Scouts and Brownies.  Survivors include her husband of 51 years, C. Norman "Norm" Draper of Alexandria; three sons, Ron, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., Dennis, of Clifton, Va., and Robert, of Silver Spring; a daughter, Norma Jean Talley of Crosswicks, N.J.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.  (The Washington Post (Washington, DC) – May 1, 2000; pg. B6)

Harold Alfred Draper, Jr.

Mr. Harold Alfred “Bill” Draper, Jr., age 87, a resident of 387 Main Street, Pinetown, NC died Saturday June 15, 2013 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Center of Washington.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday June 17, 2013 at Five Points Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Pastor David Young.  Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Grandsons: Eric Leslie and Reggie Gimlin and deacons of Five Points FWB Church Wade Biggs, Paul Boyd, Neal Boyd and Mark Bowen will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends Monday 12:30 to the funeral hour at the church and other times at the home.  Mr. Bill was born in Macoupin County, IL on April 10, 1926 son of the late Harold A. Draper, Sr. and the late Margaret Ware Hagaman Draper. He married the former Alma Louise Cope on June 9, 1984 who survives. He served his country in the Merchant Marines, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. During his military career he served during WW II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. After his military career he worked as a production mechanic at Emerson Electric in St. Louis, MO. Following his retirement in 1990 he moved to Pinetown. He was a member of Five Points FWB Church, Pinetown Senior Citizens, Washington Post 15 American Legion and a past member of the VFW.  Surviving along with Mr. Bill’s wife Alma of the home is a son: Stephen Mark Draper-Leslie; a daughter: Cyndy Meyer of Columbia, MO six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Mr. Bill’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Valeria Womble Drew

Mrs. Valeria Womble Drew, 89, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Sentara Nursing Center in Norfolk, Va.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, with pastor Ken Cash officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington.  Tommy Womble, Robert Womble Jr., Buddy Womble, Thomas Womble, Robert Fleming and Jack Drew will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Drew was born in Rocky Mount on April 21, 1918. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Womble and Mary Louise Padgett Womble. She was married to John Abner Drew, who preceded her in death in 1963. She had lived in the Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., area for the past 70 years. She retired from J.C. Penney with 35 years of service. She was a member of Alliance Christian Church in Portsmouth, Va.  Survivors include one son, Herbert Martin Drew of Vidalia, Ga.; one daughter, Jacquelyn Louise Drew of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Robert “Bobby” Womble of Washington; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, Linwood Kaffer Womble, Lewis Henry Womble, Thomas C. Womble and John Henry Womble Jr.; and two sisters, Marie Waters and Kathleen Womble.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 p.m at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, December 12, 2007)

Henry Dudley

(The New Bern Weekly Journal (New Bern, NC) - Sept. 26, 1902; pg. 3 - Digital image taken by David A. French from microfilm)

Edith Inez Jefferson Duke

As the sun was setting on March 16, 2008, Edith Inez Jefferson Duke, age 69, of Washington, NC passed away with her family by her side.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington officiated by Rev. Barbara Chaffee. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Troy Phelps, J. R. Collins, Jim Jefferson, Swindell Braddy, Larry Lang and Earl Braddy will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Duke was born in Beaufort County on May 28, 1938 daughter of the late Grady Jefferson and the late Evelyn Braddy Jefferson. She was a 1956 graduate of Chocowinity High School. Mrs. Duke married Golden Odell Duke in September of 1956 who preceded her in death on November 23, 1983. She was the original owner of E-Dell’s Beauty Shop. She also worked at WITN-TV and managed various retail stores including Catherine’s and the Betsy Ross Store. She was most recently employed as a teller with Cooperative Bank. Mrs. Duke was a member of the Zion Episcopal Church and a past member of the Washington Singles Club.  Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Duke Lee and her husband Leo of Grimesland and her two grandchildren, Brittany Golden Apple and Brentley Speight Lee; her nephew, Jim Jefferson and his wife Becky and two very special friends, Mary Noe and Judith Collins. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Loris “Jeff” Taylor Jefferson and James “J. T.” Thadeus Jefferson.  The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00 PM Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tammy and Leo Lee, 259 Farmington Road, Grimesland.   Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Duke family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 18, 2008)

Joseph B. Duke

Mr. Joseph B. (Skipper) Duke, age 71, a resident of Greenville, NC, died in his home on Sunday, January 19, 2014.  He was the son of the late Edna Mae Grantham Duke and the late William Benjamin Duke. His sister, Ann Duke Cobb, died last year. Skipper was a graduate of Washington High School and East Carolina University, where he was a standout on both football teams. He retired from DuPont and was a proud member of the DJ Hall of Fame.  He is survived by his two daughters and their families, who reside in North Myrtle Beach, SC.: Jennifer and Mitch Batten; grandson, Jackson Duke Batten and granddaughter, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Batten: Jodi and Ralph Pandure; grandson, Davis Duke Pandure; and granddaughter, Grace Evelyn Pandure.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Duke family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mae Grantham Duke

Mrs. Mae Grantham Duke,83, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007. She was born on January 21, 1924 to the late Elijah M. and Florence Eloy Hester Grantham in Augusta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Benjamin Duke.  She is survived by her son, Joseph Benjamin “Skipper” Duke and wife Sylvia of Greenville, NC; her daughter, Ann Duke Cobb and husband Bill of Rocky Mount, NC; her brother Donald Anthony Grantham and wife Carol of Augusta, Georgia; her granddaughters, Jennifer Duke Batten and husband Mitch, Jodi Duke Pandure and husband Ralph of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; her grandsons, Willis Edwin Cobb IV and fiancé Susan Anderson of Raleigh, William Benjamin Cobb and wife Karen of Pinetops; her four great-grandchildren Jackson and Lizzie Batten, Davis and Gracie Pandure of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and her beloved miniature Schnauzer, Dolly.  A graveside service will be held December 26, 2007 at 11:00 AM in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, NC with the Reverend Sylvia Tripp Duke officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington, NC.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, December 24, 2007)

Bonnie Faye Snider Dunbar

Mrs. Bonnie Faye Snider Dunbar, age 59, a resident of 7989 NC Hwy 99 North, Pantego, NC, died Sunday October 3, 2010 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC.  A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Union Grove Church of Christ officiated by Scott Askew. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 12:30pm until the service hour at the church.  Mrs. Dunbar was born on June 7, 1951 in Pitt County daughter of the late Grover Edward Snider and Willa Mae Gaylor Snider. She was a 1969 graduate of Jamesville High School. On June 14, 1969, she married Edward Timothy Dunbar, who survives. Mrs. Dunbar retired after 35 years of service with Tideland Electric Membership Corporation. Following her retirement, Mrs. Dunbar found much enjoyment working in real estate. Mrs. Dunbar was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dunbar is survived by two children, Kimberly Dunbar Harris and her husband Jamie of Greenville, and a son, Edward Timothy Dunbar, Jr. and his wife Glee of Pantego, a sister, Yvonne Hamlow of Orange Park, Fla. and her furry four legged grandchildren, Oliver, Otis and Maggie.  The family wishes to express special thanks and appreciation to the staffs of the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, Pungo District Hospital and Community Home Care and Hospice.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Dunbar family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Reba Lee Jefferson Dunbar

Mrs. Reba Lee Jefferson Dunbar, age 82, a resident of 60 Furman Lane, Chocowinity, passed away Monday, April 12, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Jason Kirkman and Kent Gurganus. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be Tony Ward, David Smith, Jerry Jefferson, Greg Purser, Jeff Hardy, Terry Ward, Gary Hollis, Julian Pierce and Timmy Jefferson will serve as active pallbearers. Randy Smith, Kenny Jones, Jerry Ward, Bonner Hollis, Earl Chandler, and Lou Ensley will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Dunbar was born in Beaufort County on February 24, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Titus Adelphia Jefferson and Lillie Mae Smith Jefferson. Mrs. Dunbar was a wonderful homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Haw Branch Church of Christ. Mrs. Dunbar loved to cook for her family, friends and the employees of D & H Supermarket. She loved tending to her flowers and collecting dolls. Mrs. Dunbar had a fabulous sense of humor, enjoyed being with her granddaughter, visits from her nieces and nephews and loved going to Wal-Mart.  On October 3, 1953, Mrs. Dunbar married Milford Leon “Red” Dunbar, who survives.  Surviving with her husband are her daughter, Deloris Creasman of Blounts Creek; her granddaughter, Candice Creasman of Raleigh; her brother, John Jefferson and wife, Elsie of Grimesland; and her sister, Shirley Jefferson Smith and husband, Randy of Greenville.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dunbar was preceded by her siblings, David Jefferson, Mildred Mae Jefferson, Jesse Vaner Jefferson, Harold Smith Jefferson and Edmond Harold Jefferson.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 60 Furman Lane, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Dunbar family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

William Leon Dunbar

PANTEGO - Mr. William Leon Dunbar, age 84, of 499 Lake Rd., Pantego, died Monday, April 23, 2007 at Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Davis Cemetery in the Pungo Community. Rupert Wallace, Pastor Phil Ange and Pastor Walter Taylor will conduct the services.  Mr. Dunbar was born in Beaufort Co. on October 11, 1922 to the late Dallas and Ada Allen Dunbar and on July 27, 1965 he married Claudia Joel Lewis who survives. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School, served in the United States Army, 2nd Cavalry during WWII where he was awarded numerous medals for his service and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ, Belhaven American Legion Post #249, Plymouth VFW Post #04023 and was a charter member, past president and former treasurer of the Pungo River Ruritan Club.  Survivors include his wife, Claudia Joel Dunbar of the home; one son, Kenneth A. Dunbar of Pantego; one granddaughter, Laura Ashley Dunbar of Pantego; one brother, Henry O. Dunbar of Southern Pines; two sisters, Virginia H. Tetterton of Plymouth and Hazel H. Ange of Knightdale.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home, 499 Lake Rd., Pantego.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Dunbar Family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, April 25, 2007)

Katherine Adams Duncan

Katherine Adams Duncan, age 56, died Monday, November 8, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. A lifelong resident of the Carolinas, Kathy was born in Washington, NC, to Lewis Jackson Adams and Katherine Swanner Adams.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duncan is survived by her husband, James David Duncan, Jr.; her son, James David Duncan III; two sisters, Rebecca Buck of Raleigh, NC and her sons, Trey and Bryan; and Ann Bryan Womble, her husband, Jim Womble of Marietta, Ga. and their two daughters, Katherine and Ashley.  A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, November 10, 2010)

Walter Duff Dunn

Walter Duff Dunn, 76, of the 2600 block of Berkley Ave. Extd., died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mr. Dunn was born in Aurora, N.C., and was a retired heavy equipment mechanic for Higgerson & Buchanan. He was also a member of AARP. He was the son of the late Daniel Duff Dunn and Viola Mae Hodges. He was predeceased by his wife, Clydia May Brinn, and a son, Walter Ray Dunn.  He is survived by a son, Charles M. Dunn and his wife, Shirley; four grandchildren, Gerald M. Price of Monroe, N.C., Sandra P. Baldridge of Roanoke, Joyce P. Moore of Asheboro, N.C., Chani Melea McFetridge of Virginia Beach; and also six great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry Napier. Burial will follow in the Good Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – March 29, 1997; pg. B4)

Metta Benson Dunshee

Mrs. Metta Benson Dunshee, age 99, a resident of 1018 Wilkinson Station Road, Pantego died Thursday morning September 4, 2014.  A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday September 6, 2014 at Wilkinson Church of Christ officiated by Jon Langley, Robert Spruill and Reggie Braziel. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Her great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Dunshee was born August 8, 1915 daughter of the late Johnnie M. Benson and Sally Cartwright Benson. She was married to Guy Dunshee for 61 years prior to his death in 1998. Mrs. Dunshee was manager of the Pantego High School lunchroom. She was the oldest living member of Wilkinson Church of Christ where she was the pianist and secretary of Sunday School for over 40 years, a member of the ladies’ group, the choir and remained an active member until her death. She loved to sing, crochet, read and visit until her death.  She is survived by her daughter: Janice Kay Baynor and husband Wayne; three granddaughters: Donna Baynor Murphy of Pantego, Jena Baynor Neal of Raleigh and Lisa Dunshee Powell of Fayetteville; her daughter-in-law: Elaine Parker Dunshee Saleeby of Fayetteville; six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, her son, Jason Dunshee preceded her in death in 1964. She is also preceded in death by her sisters: Janie Crumpler, Mildred King, Mona Simpkins and Zola Paul and her brothers: Robert Benson, Charles Benson and John Benson.  The family will receive friends 1:00-3:00 PM on Saturday prior to the service at Wilkinson Church of Christ and other times at the home of her daughter located at 125 Beach Road North, Schram’s Beach, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Dunshee family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lisa Jefferson Dupree

Lisa Jefferson Dupree, age 42, a resident of 312 Circle Street, Washington, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, September 5, 2009. Hallelujah!  A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Washington Assembly of God with Pastor Kenneth Pritchard officiating. Burial will follow at Adams Family Cemetery. Billy Craig, Jr., Larry Everette, Jimmy Garner, Chip Jones, Gerald Masten, Will Masten and BJ Pollard will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Washington Assembly of God, 2029 West Fifth Street, Washington, NC.  Lisa was born in Beaufort County on October 18, 1966 to James R. Murdock and Edith Adams Mason. On February 21, 2009 she married Joseph B. Dupree, II. Lisa was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister who was full of life and an example to all. Her beauty and personality touched all, Lisa never met a stranger. Lisa loved to cook and entertain. Her home was always full of family and friends and love and laughter. Lisa, we will love you forever and we will see you in heaven.  In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Dupree, II; her children, LeAnn Paul and husband Emmanuel, Dallas Spain, Jr., Alex R. Spain, Macy Spain, McCray Jefferson and Sarah Jefferson all of Washington;  two sisters, Joanna Masters and Kristy Murdock Greene; and grandchildren Isaac Paul, Marvin Paul, Jaden Spain, Alex Spain and Lynnleigh Spain.  She was preceded in death by her father, James R. Murdock.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Mary Elizabeth Dupree

Miss Mary Elizabeth Dupree, age 93, a resident of Britthaven of Williamston died Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Martin General Hospital in Williamston.  A funeral service will be held 2:00PM Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Minister Cliff Britton. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Joseph Gibson, Ernest Respass, Kevin Respass, Terry Respass, Dave Moore and Mark Ruffin will serve as pallbearers. Johnnie Respass, Travis Respass, Larry Respass will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Miss Dupree was born on October 6, 1916, daughter of the late Samuel Redmond Dupree and Rosa Waters Dupree. She had lived at Britthaven of Williamston for many years where the staff and residents are members of her extended family.  Miss Dupree is survived by as sister; Dorothy Dupree Gibson of Franklin, Va and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers; Ernest Leroy Dupree, Samuel Redmond Dupree, Jr. and Charles Allen Dupree and one sister; Opal Dupree Respass.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Dupree family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Edward Durbin

Mr. James Edward Durbin, age 59, a resident of 115 Carolina St., Chocowinity, died Saturday August 4, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.   Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday August 9, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be conducted by Rev. Melvin Haas.   Mr. Durbin was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on September 20, 1952 to Billy Durbin and Geraldine Drake Durbin of Hutchinson, Kansas who survive. He married Judith Ann Foulk who survives. He served in the United States Air Force from 1970 until 1975 and was employed by Impressions and Compmillennium both of Washington.   Survivors include his parents, his wife Judy Durbin of the home and her mother Anita Hodges Lewis and step-father, Thomas Lewis. Other survivors include his sister Jody Miller, three nieces, Cyndi Burr, Anna Owen, Vicky Hoster, eleven grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his son, William Allen Durbin.   Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Durbin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Susan Wirtz Moody DuVal

WASHINGTON, N.C. - The Reverend Deacon Susan Wirtz Moody DuVal, age 63, passed away peacefully in her home in Washington on Friday, October 21, from ovarian cancer.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2005, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity officiated by the Right Rev. Clifton C. Daniel III. There will be a private burial in the Columbarium at a later date.  A native of Roanoke Rapids, she was the daughter of the late Hubert C. Wirtz and the late Myrtle L. Wirtz. Sue was very active in the Episcopal Church. She was one of the first deacons to become Archdeacon for the Diocese of East Carolina. While deacon, she first ministered at San Mateo in Yeatesville and then at Trinity Church in Chocowinity. She actively served as a certified spiritual director and was a charter member of the Daughters of the Pamlico Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King.  Sue was a past office manager for Pitt County Anesthesia. Her private business was billing for Ballard Medical Management, and she worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. While continuing her education, she worked in the Financial Aid office at Beaufort Community College.  Sue's other activities included a past seat on the Ayden Town Council and past position as an officer on the Ayden Rescue Squad for ten years. She was a two-time past president of ElectriCities of North Carolina.  Sue enjoyed many warm and loving friendships. It was with friends that she spent her last years involved in quilting, entering competitions and traveling. Her other art interests included stained glass and painting.  She was preceded in death by her son, Donovan C. Moody and step-grandson William Renn. She is survived by her husband, Marshall P. DuVal; her son, Eric Moody, his wife René and their daughter, Annalise of Holly Springs; her stepdaughter, Mary Renn and her husband Wayne of Greenville, and their daughter, Elizabeth Renn Harr; her stepson Marc DuVal, his wife Tammy and their son Jackson of Greenville; and her aunt Madeline Kruger and her husband Larry of Roanoke Rapids.  Her body will lie in state at Paul Funeral Home in Washington until 3 p.m. on Sunday. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2005, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity and other times at the home located at 813 Isabella Ave., Washington, N.C.  Paul Funeral Home is serving the DuVal Family.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – October 23, 2005)

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