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William Winfred Fagundus, Jr.

BAYVIEW - William Winfred “Bill” Fagundus, Jr., 56, born in Pitman, New Jersey, passed away on May 21, 2007. A graduate of East Carolina University, he worked at A&B Auto before beginning a 25 year career with the N.C. Department of Human Resources. Though his “paying” job was with the State of N.C., his real passions were always in his craft. He had natural talents of carpentry, mechanical work on cars, gardening, tinkering in general, and that is where his heart was most content. Beyond the creation of his work, he found joy in his two children; Bryan Carl Fagundus of Winterville and Ashley Fagundus Dengler of Wilmington. In addition to his children, Bill leaves behind two beautiful grandchildren; Turner Bryan Fagundus and Wyatt Carl Fagundus; a daughter-in-law, Julie Fagundus; and a son-in-law, Todd Dengler. He also leaves behind two brothers; Frank Fagundus of Washington Township, NJ and Duncan Fagundus M.D. of Greenville NC; two sisters; Colleen Cooke of Salem, NJ and Faith Neal of Aura, NJ; ten nieces and nephews and one great niece. Preceding him in death were his mother, Lois McLeod Fagundus and a sister Laura Fagundus. We will miss our father, friend and brother, but we rest in knowing that he is dining with the King today. (1Peter 5:10) And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, May 30, 2007)

Henry H. Fair, Sr.

In the early hours of April 18, 2002, surrounded by his loved ones, Henry H. Fair Sr. entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Though he suffered a painful and lengthy illness, he continued to encourage all those around him with the words of the Apostle Paul "whatever state I'm in I've learned to be content."  Master Sgt. (Ret.) Henry H. Fair Sr. was born in Washington, N.C. on Jan. 25, 1930, to the late Raymond and Percie Fair and has been a resident of Hampton for the last 37 years. He was a retired Air Force veteran who also served with the U.S. Army. He attended N.C. Central University and was a graduate of St. Leo College.  In addition to this parents, Henry was preceded in death by his brother Raymond Fair, Jr. and sisters Menville Cherry, Dorothy Boyd and Amanda F. Watson. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 44 years, Josie F. Fair; son, Henry H. Fair Jr. of Voorhees, N.J.; daughters, Shirley T. Williams and husband Elijah of Hartsville, S.C., Linda C. Barrett and husband James of Greenville, N.C. and Sheila Fair Bailey and husband Atmire, local residents; two sisters, Odessa Keech of Washington, N.C., Chloe S. Williams of Richmond; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a host of loving relatives and friends.  A homegoing celebration with full military honors will be held 11 a.m. Monday April 22, 2001 at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple, 3100 Butternut Drive, Hampton.  Interment immediately following at Hampton Memorial Gardens.  Viewing Sunday at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St. from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. and two hours prior to the service Monday at the church.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – April 20, 2002; pg. C5)

Gary Gene Faircloth

Mr. Gary Gene Faircloth, age 67, who recently moved to South Carolina from Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC conducted by Derik Davis.  Mr. Faircloth was born in Wayne County on March 17, 1947 to the late Otis Thaw Faircloth and Juanita Carr Faircloth. Mr. Faircloth had been married for 41 years to Kay Elizabeth Livingston Faircloth. He was a graduate of Goldsboro High School. Mr. Faircloth served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Faircloth was a retired Level 3 Building Inspector with New Hanover County Government. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.). Mr. Faircloth was Lutheran.  In addition to his wife, Kay, Mr. Faircloth is survived by a brother: Rudy Russell Faircloth and two step brothers: Tommy Best and Harold “Jr.” Sykes all of Charlotte, NC.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Faircloth was preceded in death by a brother: Glen Gray Faircloth.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Faircloth family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Joseph Farish

Mr. James Joseph “Jimmy Joe” Farish, 52, of Adams Street, Chocowinity, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at his residence.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Oakdale Cemetery with Pastor Clara Albritton officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mr. Farish was born May 28, 1953 in Richmond, VA. He was the son of the late Robert Edward Farish, Sr. and Ruth Sullivan Farish. He was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1972. During high school, he was a member of a local band, known as “The Majestics”. Mr. Farish was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include his sister, Linda Farish Kelly and her husband, Pat of Fort Collins, CO; his sister-in-law, Rebecca S. Farish of Washington; his nephew, Robert E. “Bobby” Farish, III and his wife, Melony of Washington; his niece, Nicole Walker and her husband, David of Winterville and his friend and caretaker, Lydia Oden.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Edward “Bobby” Farish, Jr.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Farish family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, May 5, 2006)

Valerie Farris

Ms. Valerie Farris of 553 Price Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Temple of Jesus Christ with pastor Telsa Lampkins officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Ms. Farris was born Nov. 6, 1967, to Wilbert Farris and the late Hester Smallwood Farris. She attended the New York City Public Schools. She attended Whitestone Holiness Church. Ms. Farris was employed with Extension of Living Home Health.  Survivors include three daughters, Valeria Lawrence and Tylisha Farris, both of Chocowinity and Hester Farris of Washington; three sons, Stephon and Donte Farris, both of Chocowinity and Cornelius Farris of Washington; seven sisters, Cherly Farris, Gloria Cato and Earnestine Brown, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Yvonne Martin of Long Island, N.Y., Gwendolyn Davis of Highland Springs, Va., Ruthie Hill of Blounts Creek and Cynthia Teachey of Chocowinity and two brothers, Andre Farris of Utica, N.Y., and Jerome Farris of Manhattan, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Williams and one brother, Roland Smallwood.  Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at L.R. Randolph Memorial Chapel, Washington.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, October 20, 2006)

Neva Pearl Faulkner

Neva Pearl Faulkner, 72, a former telephone operator at the Woodner Hotel in Washington, died of cancer Dec. 2 at Washington Adventist Hospital.  Mrs. Faulkner, who lived in Takoma Park, was born in Bath, N.C. She moved to the Washington area from California in the mid-1960s.  She was a Woodner Hotel telephone operator from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Her marriages to Earl Waters and Robert Faulkner ended in divorce.  Survivors include two children from her first marriage, Sandy Hauck of Takoma Park and Bill Waters of Virginia Beach, and seven grandchildren.  (The Washington Post (Washington, DC) – December 6, 1991; pg. C5)

Rapha Ray Felts

Mr. Rapha Ray Felts, age 47, a resident of 103 Hamilton Street, Washington, NC and a former resident of Roanoke Rapids, NC went to be with his Lord on Tuesday December 18, 2012 in Augusta, Ga.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday December 22, 2012 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. The family will receive friends 12:30 until the funeral hour on Saturday at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington. Caswell Felts, Gary Siddens, Jerry Davis, Harold Susko, Brian Oliver and Jason Moore will serve as pallbearers.  Ray was born in Wake County on June 26, 1965 to the late Louis Douglas Felts and Rosalee Harris Felts, who survives. On September 10, 2011, Mr. Felts married the former Frances Susko, who survives. Mr. Felts was employed with The Roberts Construction Company and was working on a project in Augusta, Ga. Ray loved Frances with his whole heart. He loved cooking, fishing, getting together with family and friends. Above all, he loved his family.  In addition to his mother; Rosalee Felts of Camden, SC and his wife Frances Felts of the home, Mr. Felts is survived by a sister Cassandra and her husband Danny Davis; sister Susan Lane; brother Caswell Felts and his wife Tamie Felts. He was Uncle Rafe to Greg Bibbey, Jeremy and Matthew Lane, Emmylou Todd, Elaina Felts, Davis Felts and Abigail Felts.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Felts family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Kenneth D. Fennell, Jr.

Kenneth D. Fennell, Jr., 75, Sept. 23. Funeral 11 a.m., Monday, funeral home chapel. Burial, Edwards Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Home.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – September 25, 1999)

Mablelene Davis Fennell

Mrs. Mablelene Davis Fennell, 57, of 349 N.C. Highway 99 North, Pantego, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego with Elder Donald Peartree officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Fennell was born in Beaufort County on Jan. 15, 1951. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Lenora McCloud Davis. She was a 1969 graduate of Pantego High School and did further studies at Beaufort County Community College in Washington and Model Cities in New York. On June 29, 1987, she married Arthur Roy Fennell, who preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1996. She retired as a secretary with New York City Department of Education. She was a member of the New York chapter of the Beaufort County Alumni Association. She was a member of Macedonia Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Pantego.  Survivors include one son, Arthur Fennell of Pantego; one stepdaughter, Tonya Fennell of Georgia; one goddaughter, Kikwanda Dekattu; one son-in-kind, Kenneth E. Davis Jr.; two sisters, Carolyn Y. McCloud and Vicy Davis, both of Pantego; three brothers, Kenneth E. Davis of Belhaven and Melvin Davis and James Davis, both of Pantego and three step-grandchildren.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Vicy Davis, 376 Morning Star Road, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, August 27, 2008)

Gloria Churn Fentress

Gloria Churn Fentress, 82, of Washington, NC died peacefully Tuesday March 31, 2009 at the Raleigh home of her daughter, surrounded by her family. Her gracious southern style, her warm smile and wonderful sense of humor were always a part of her, even through her courageous battle with cancer and will be sorely missed by many.  She was born on November 6, 1926 in Goldsboro, NC the daughter of Pearl Bryant Churn and Clifton Russell Churn. She grew up in Raleigh, NC with two brothers, Clifton Russell Churn, Jr., deceased, and William Leroy Churn who lives in Raleigh. She graduated from Needham Broughton High School in 1944 and Peace College in 1946. She worked as a secretary at the State Bureau of Investigation where she met Clyde Deleon Fentress, Jr. She married him in 1951. They moved to Washington, NC where they made their home. She then worked as a secretary for many years for William P. Mayo, R. Nelson Jennette, and Cameron H. Rodman.  As a loving mother, she raised three children, Susan Fentress Brown, married to John V. Brown of Raleigh, Clyde Stephen Fentress of Jupiter, Florida and Patricia Fentress Phelan, married to Sean M. Phelan of Charlotte, NC. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Caroline Fentress Brown, Patrick Bryant Brown, Ashley Marie Fentress, Stephen Daniel Fentress, Andrew Michael Phelan, William Thomas Phelan and Isabel Churn Phelan. She spent many years as a tireless and loving caregiver to her husband, Clyde, who preceded her in death in 1980. She was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church. Fiercely independent, she enjoyed being with her friends, her children and her wonderful grandchildren. All during her life she was an avid bridge player with a wide circle of friends of all ages. She was a charter member of the Sans Souci Book Club of Washington.  She and her children were astounded by the warmth, compassion and many kindnesses of her friends, neighbors, and caregivers throughout her illness.  The service and celebration of her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 West Second Street in Washington on Friday, April 3rd at 11:00 A.M. Pallbearers are Anthony Ashburn Capehart, III, George William Taylor, III, Luther J. Davis, Donald Howard, Jack Pyburn and Howard Smith. Her four grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family will greet friends and loved ones in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the service. A private burial at Oakdale Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center of Washington, First Presbyterian Church of Washington or Community Hospice of Washington and Cary.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Fentress Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Thursday, April 2, 2009)

Tommy Dawson Ferguson

Mr. Tommy Dawson Ferguson, age 66, a resident of 92 Main Street Ext., Edward died Monday June 21, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday June 24, 2010 at Edward Christian Church officiated by Pastor David Linton. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Ferguson was born on March 20, 1944, son of the late Harry Ferguson and Mildred Dawson Ferguson. On November 9, 2007, he married the former Helen Taylor who survives. Mr. Ferguson retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired supervisor with Perdue in Lewiston. Later, he owned and operated a florist in Rich Square. Mr. Ferguson was a member of Edward Christian Church. He loved to fish and enjoyed the game of golf.  Mr. Ferguson is survived by his loving, Helen, of the home, he is survived by three sons: Robert Ferguson and his fiancé, Tami of Dallas, TX; Michael Ferguson and his wife, Ann of Greenville and Sean Ferguson and his wife, Jo of New Bern; his brothers: Harry Ferguson II of Grimesland, Bobby Ferguson of Chicago, IL and Sam Ferguson of Stokes; his sisters: Maryanna Pearson of Hickory, Mae Coburn of Pactolus; his beloved grandson: Thomas James Ferguson, who was his pride and joy, and his beloved pet, Patches.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Donald Ferguson, his sister, Joy Ferguson Sullivan, and beloved pet, Daisy.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home located at 92 Main Street Ext., Edward.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Ferguson family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

James Reuben Ferrell

Mr. James Reuben Ferrell, age 64, a resident of 3805 U.S. Highway 17 North, Washington, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Friday, June 11, 2010 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington, conducted by Rev. Carter S. Askren.  Mr. Ferrell was born in Wilson County on November 5, 1945. He was the son of Hazel Mae Wood Ferrell and the late Reuben Henry Ferrell. Mr. Ferrell served in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Ferrell’s Gas Station and Gun Shop for several years. Later, Mr. Ferrell was a U.S. Mail Carrier for the Blounts Creek area. Most recently, he owned and operated Lapcom Computers as long as his health permitted.  On January 3, 1966, Mr. Ferrell married the former Marabeth Butcher, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are his two daughters, Tabatha Ann Ferrell and Samantha James Ferrell both of Washington; his mother, Hazel Mae Wood Ferrell of Washington; and his two grandchildren, Logan Ferrell Reason and Rowan Fawn Reason.  In addition to his father, Mr. Ferrell was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Ferrell.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Ferrell family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Audrey B. Few

Audrey B. Few, 72, of Virginia Beach, born in Washington, N.C., passed away July 12, 2001, in a local hospital.  Mrs. Few was predeceased by her son, Jimmy L. Few. She is survived by her husband, Edward ''Ed'' W. Few Jr.; three daughters, Honey Few Kidd, Beverly Few Millikan, and Joy Marie Few, all of Virginia Beach; two sons, Joe Few and Kenneth ''Dude'' Few, both of Virginia Beach; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Glenn Hardy Mayo of Virginia Beach, and Margaret H. Miller of Fredericksburg, Va.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, a treasure to her sisters, and friend to all.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Warren Wilson, at noon Monday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow service at Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – July 15, 2001; pg. B7)

Doris Mae Willis Fields

Doris Mae (Willis) Fields, 78, of Manchester, peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, (March 12, 2006) to be with the Lord and to be reunited with her beloved husband, Jerry Fields. Her family was by her side and helped walk her home with the loving support and excellent care the Hospice nurses and staff at Rockville General Hospital, Bissell 2. Doris was born on November 20, 1927, in Chocowinity, NC, the daughter of the late McDonald Ewell Willis and Phyliss (Bikuledge) Willis. She was predeceased by her brother, McDonald Ewell Willis, Jr., her sister Elizabeth (Willis) Garey and a precious granddaughter Shelby Dolliver Fields. She was an exceptionally loving mother who adored her children and grandchildren. She was steadfast in her care and devotion to her husband and his 29 year struggle with multiple sclerosis. She cared for him with great compassion and strength until she could no longer keep him at home and reluctantly let him leave when he predeceased her in 2001. She enjoyed her Tuesday/Thursday morning outings at the Senior Citizen Center in Manchester. We give thanks and praise to our Lord, Jesus Christ for everyday that we were blessed with the gift of her life. The family wishes to thank Dr. Faustinus Onyirimba for his loving and gentle care. Doris is survived by a sister, Jean Faga of Boynton Beach, FL; and two daughters; two sons; ten grandchildren and a great grandchild. Her daughter Elizabeth F. Wicks, her husband Paul and children Michael and Sarah of South Windsor; a son Jeffrey Fields, his wife Sherryl and children, Taylor, Hunter, and Nathan of Surrey, England; a daughter Katherine F. Grondahl, and her husband Jeff and children, Samantha and Stephanie and grandson Keith of Manchester; a son Chris Fields, his wife, Dorota and children, Alexandra, Matthew and Adam of Poughkeepsie, NY. Calling hours are 6-9, TODAY, at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center Street, Manchester. A funeral mass will be on Friday morning 9:30 at St Bridget Catholic Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester. Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester.  (The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) – March 16, 2006; pg. B12)

Leonard Fields

Mr. Leonard “Red” Fields, 84, of Blounts Creek, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ayden Cemetery.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden.  Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden, is serving the Fields family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] –Wednesday, December 10, 2008)

Kathryn Elizabeth Snell Filbert

Mrs. Kathryn Elizabeth Snell Filbert, age 84, a resident of 194 Washington Harbour in Washington, NC died Wednesday April 16, 2008.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday April 19, 2008 at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Danny Allen.  Mrs. Filbert was born on October 22, 1923 in Pansey, Alabama to the late Lester Harold Snell and the late Verna Hopkins Snell. She was a graduate of Horace Mann High School in Gary Indiana. She married Herbert L. Filbert who preceded her in death in February of 1994. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Washington and the Ladies Circle of the church. She was also a member of the Washington Garden Club and the Bath Historic Garden Club.   Survivors include one son: David H. Filbert and his wife Patricia of Greenville; two grandsons: Bryan Harris of Pamlico County and David M. Filbert of Greenville; one granddaughter: Karen Meo of Cove City; one son-in-law: John Harris of Pinetown; three grandchildren and three great granddaughters. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Filbert was preceded in death by one daughter Nancy Harris.  The family will receive friends 6:00-7:30PM on Friday April 18, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her son, David Filbert located at 2120 Brookview Place in Greenville.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Filbert family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 17, 2008)

Crystal Lynn Finigan

PIKEVILLE - Crystal Lynn Finigan, 45, passed away on Thursday morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital.  Crystal was born in Beaufort County on March 17, 1964 to Sina Tripp Woolard Corbett of Goldsboro and the late Fred B. Woolard, Sr. She owned and operated Carolina Paper Works. Crystal was a graduate of both Mount Olive College and Wayne Community College. She was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church and was a volunteer with the Wayne County Pregnancy Center.  Funeral services will be Sunday at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Norris officiating.  Interment will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jeffery Finigan; her brother, Rick Woolard of Goldsboro; and her step-father, Joe Corbett of Goldsboro.  The family will receive friends Sunday following the service at Seymour Funeral Home.    (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, November 28, 2009)  Kindly submitted by Rick Woolard.

Myrtle Ladd Fisher

Ms. Myrtle Ladd Fisher, age 82, a resident of Washington, NC, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. There will be a celebration of her life on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:30 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Rev. Doug Batchelor. Special music will be provided by Pastor Jerry Waters and Kristy Surles. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery with special music by Chris Alligood. Myrtle's grandsons and great grandsons, Ed Dixon, Jr., Lee Jackson, Matt Hammonds, Chase Sauls, Michael Lee Warren and Austin Woolard will serve as pallbearers. Aaron Sauls will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Laverne and Ed Dixon, 406 Camellia Dr., Macswoods, Washington, NC.  Ms. Fisher was born September 3, 1929 in Beaufort County, daughter of John Ladd and Rosa Woolard Ladd. She was married to Lattie Lee Fisher who preceded her in death. Myrtle was a lifelong resident of Beaufort County and was retired from Beaufort County Hospital. She was a charter member of Love Missionary Baptist Church.  Ms. Fisher is survived by her daughters, Linda Fisher Banks (Mayhew), Laverne Fisher Dixon (Ed) and Debra Kaye Fisher, her sister, Ruth Ladd Fisher, 7 grandchildren, Amy E. Woolard, Denese E. Midyette, Anessia E. Hammonds, Tonya P. King, Lee Jackson, Dana D. Sauls (Kris) and Ed Dixon, Jr., 8 great grandchildren, 1 step grandchild, Karla Banks Perry (Doug), and 1 step great grandchild.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her brother, James Ladd and her sister, Virginia Ladd Cherry.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Ruth Alligood Fisher

Mrs. Ruth Alligood Fisher, age 90, a resident of 273 N. Asbury Church Rd. Washington, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the home of her daughter.  Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Asbury United Methodist Church and will be conducted by Dr. Carolyn Pilgrim.  Mrs. Fisher was born in Beaufort County on October 26, 1919 to the late Absolom and Cynthia Alligood. She married Warren Masters Fisher who preceded her in death. She graduated from high school in Beaufort County, was a graduate of the University of Georgia and completed additional studies in business. She served as staff photographer in the United States Navy on the Islands of Hawaii during World War II. The scenes that she photographed will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institute. She did bookkeeping for Harris Evans Plumbing and D.S. Swain Gas Company. Mrs. Fisher was the eldest member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Kay Borkowski and husband Larry of Simpsonville, SC, her son, Steven Masters Fisher of Greenville, NC and six grandchildren, Ashlee, Matthew, Grace, Luke, Noah and Peter Borkowski. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm Friday, November 20, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of Margaret Hudson, 102 Lake Dr., Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Fisher family.  (
Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, November 20, 2009)

 Richard F. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Richard F. Fitzgerald, Jr., 72, of Chocowinity, North Carolina, passed suddenly on January 14, 2012. Born October 7, 1939, he was a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School and Villanova University. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Rose C. Fitzgerald, his three sons, Daniel, Peter, and Richard, and four grandchildren Caroline, Connor, Richard, and Sean and his sister Anne Fitzgerald. Retired since 2004, Dick was a human resources executive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who worked at the Sun Oil Company, Renal Treatment Centers, and IFM Efector.  Celebration of Dick’s life will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11 am at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Washington, NC. A reception will follow the service at Cypress Landing Bay Club in Chocowinity, NC. Interment will be at St. Dennis Cemetery in Havertown, Pennsylvania at a date to be announced later this year, through The Donahue Funeral Home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Fitzgerald family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Brownie Shelton O'Ham Fleming

Mrs. Brownie Shelton O’Ham Fleming, age 88, formerly of Chocowinity, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.  Funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Joel Cannon. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Mike Hill, Gavin Coley, Mike Coley, Glen Bright, Bobby Bright, and Jim Singleton. The Deacons of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Fleming was born in Beaufort County on July 27, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Joel Benjamin O’Ham and Margaret Moore O’Ham. Mrs. Fleming was a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband. She was a member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church for over 75 years. Mrs. Fleming also served as Sunday school teacher.  Mrs. Fleming was married to Johnnie Daniel Fleming, who preceded her in death in 1990.  Mrs. Fleming is survived by a brother, Kenneth O’Ham of Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Pauline Hunning of Greensboro, Leadell Hill of Washington; grandson, Johnnie Daniel Fleming III of Chocowinity; two granddaughters, Jessica Vermilyea and husband, Bruce of New Orleans, La., Maria Dunn and husband, Carl of Washington; three great-granddaughters, Ryan and Kelsie Vermilyea of New Orleans, La., Kaelynn Dunn of Washington; one great-grandson, Tripp Dunn of Washington; daughter-in-law, Mary Fleming of Chocowinity; and special son-in-law, Jesse Tripp and his wife, Juanita of Blounts Creek.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Fleming was preceded in death by her son, Johnnie Daniel Fleming, Jr. and her daughter, Patricia Fleming Tripp.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday at Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mary Fleming, 164 Old Blounts Creek Road, Chocowinity.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Fleming family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Doris Arlene Williams Fleming

DURHAM - Mrs. Doris Arlene Williams Fleming, age 80, of 2520 E. Club Blvd, died at her home, on Thursday, June 17, 2004, after a period of declining health.  Mrs. Fleming was a native of Beaufort County, NC but had lived most of her life in Durham. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin Williams and Lillian Gibbs Williams. Mrs. Fleming retired from Ferguson Printing Company and was of the Baptist faith. She loved going to the beach and also loved to play bingo.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Thompson Fleming of Durham; one son, Joseph Bradsher Fleming and wife, Angela of Creedmoor; a grandson, Joseph Dylan Fleming and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hudson Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Cash officiating. Entombment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2520 E. Club Blvd.  Arrangements by Hudson Funeral Home.  (The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) – June 20, 2004; pg. C2)

Phillip Thomas Fleming, Sr.

Mr. Phillip Thomas “Phil” Fleming, Sr., age 63, a resident of 1404 “B” Street, New Bern, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Fleming was born in Beaufort County on March 25, 1950. He was the son of the late Robert Edward Fleming, Sr. and Annie Laura Evett Fleming. Mr. Fleming graduated from Washington High School. After High School, he joined the Army and played in the 440th U.S. Army Band. Mr. Fleming was an over the road truck driver.  Mr. Fleming loved sports, especially softball, baseball and golf. He was a former member of the Ayden Country Club. Mr. Fleming was a NASCAR fan with Tony Stewart being his favorite driver.  Mr. Fleming is survived by a daughter, Emma Yvonne Fleming of Aurora; two sons, Phillip Thomas Fleming, Jr. and his companion, Tiffany Leary of New Bern, Christopher Andrew Fleming, Sr. and his companion, Nina Wiseman of New Bern; five grandchildren, Drew, Sissy, Cole, Hannah, and Jacob and one brother, Robert Fleming of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Fleming family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Terry Eugene Fleming

Terry Eugene Fleming, age 50, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Warren Memorial Cemetery, Blounts Creek, conducted by Pastor David Linton and Pastor Vernon Morris.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Fred Porter, Shane Leary, Chris Fleming, Kent Walker, Tim Toler, and Mayhew Banks.  Mr. Fleming was born in Newport News, Va. on August 14, 1959. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Wainwright Fleming and the late Willie “Pete” Fleming, Jr. Mr. Fleming was a millwright with Trader Company. He loved fishing, gardening and kept his yard in immaculate shape.  Mr. Fleming is survived by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wainwright Fleming of Blounts Creek; his fiancée, Sandy Hovis of Edward; three sons, Mark Fleming of Blounts Creek, William Poland of LaGrange, Matthew Norris of Chocowinity; one brother, Leroy Fleming of Newport News, Va.; and a sister, Cindy Porter of Aurora.  In addition to his father, Mr. Fleming was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Fleming Boyd.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday April 23, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his mother, Mary Fleming, 31 Mary’s Drive, Blounts Creek and the home of his fiancée, Sandy Hovis, 229 Warren Street, Edward.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Fleming family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Unetta W. Fleming

HAMPTON - Unetta W. Fleming, 56, died Saturday, July 15, in Hampton.  A native of Beaufort County, N.C., Mrs. Fleming was a member of Rosemary Church of Christ.  Survivors include her husband, J.W. Fleming; three daughters, Brenda Leigh Fleming, Amy F. Boyd and Melanie Kaye Fleming, all of Washington, N.C.; and two sisters, Olive Boyd and Emma Whitaker, both also of Washington.  Services were conducted in Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial was in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – July 19, 1989; pg. B4)

Virginia Stevens Fleming

Mrs. Virginia Stevens Fleming, age 80, a resident of 2435 Whichard’s Beach Road, Chocowinity died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.   A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Oakdale Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Henry Horne.  Mrs. Fleming’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers: Chris Horton, Brandon Horton, Jennifer Edmond, Tiffany Creech, Heather Creech, Ashley Jamison, Sarah Jamison and Robert Earl Gaskins.  Mrs. Fleming was born in West Norfolk, VA on November 15, 1932. She was the daughter of the late John Harry Stevens and Hester Penelope Grammar Stevens. She worked for many years at King Chicken and the Dairy Palace in Washington. Mrs. Fleming was a member of the Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She loved to shop and travel. Mrs. Fleming was passionate about children with cancer.  Mrs. Fleming was married to Robert Fleming, who preceded her in death in July of 1983.  Mrs. Fleming is survived by one son, Douglas Wayne Fleming and wife, Sarah of Chocowinity; two daughters, Susan Jamison and husband, James “Cotton” Jamison, Lisa Creech and husband, Michael Creech all of Washington; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Fleming was preceded in death by two sisters, Naomi Stevens and Elizabeth Sawyer and a brother, John Harry Stevens.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 11, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Susan Jamison, 150 Everett Lane, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Fleming family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Willie Leroy Fleming

Willie Leroy Fleming died peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was 68 years old.  Leroy was born in Aurora, N.C., on Aug. 2 1, 1942. After graduating from Warwick High School in 1960, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served one tour in Vietnam with the 458th Transportation Company as a Harbor Craft Boatswain.  Following his Honorable Discharge, Leroy became a dedicated pipefitter in the shipyard and retired after 42 years. Leroy was preceded in death by his father, Willie “Pete” Fleming Jr.; sister, Betty Lou Boyd; and brother, Terry Eugene Fleming, all of Blount’s Creek, N.C.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Rose Gallins Fleming; three sons, Michael and his wife, Michelle, Scott and Chris and his wife, Liz; and a daughter, Lynnette Marie Fleming, all of Newport News. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Fleming of Blount’s Creek, N.C.; and sister, Cynthia Fleming Porter and her husband, Fred, of Aurora, N.C. Leroy’s grandchildren Jessica, Michaela, Mckenzie, Michael, Marc, Olivia and great-grandchildren, Julian, Jayla, Jordan, Jolie, Josie, and Kiley, nephews, nieces, and cousins will all miss him dearly. The family would also like to thank his oncology nurses, Lindsey, Cindy, and Wendy for the care they provided to him during his stay. Viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the funeral home chapel. The burial will immediately follow in Peninsula Memorial Park with Pastor Jim Weston officiating. After the funeral, the family will receive family and friends at 905 Costigan Drive, Newport News.  Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, December 18, 2010)

Inez I. Flora

Inez I. Flora, 82, died Dec. 17, 2002. She was born in Belhaven, N.C., to the late Oscar Linton and Cora Jackson Linton. She was also recently predeceased by her husband of 49 years, George E. Flora. She was retired from Food Fair/Pantry Pride grocery store and was a charter member of Azalea Baptist Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Doris Cytryn and husband, Bernard of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Linda F. Greene and husband, James Jr. of Virginia Beach; five granddaughters, Sondra Grandfield, Nancy Goldman, Jennifer Intravatola, Diane Lash and Sherry DeLooze; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Melbert Linton of Chesapeake.  A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – December 20, 2002)

Teresa Ann Florschutz

Teresa Ann Florschutz, 46, of Chocowinity, died Monday, May 15, 2006.  The family will receive friends at the home of her sons: Malcom, Dillon and Aksel Bunch, 396 Bay Drive, Washington, or at the home of her parents, Otto and Nancy Florschutz, 2308 W. Fifth St., Washington.  Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 17, 2006)

Teresa Ann Florschutz, 46, of 4829 U.S. Highway 17 South, Chocowinity, died Monday, May 15, 2006.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Washington, with Father Arturo Cabra officiating.  She was born in Craven County on Oct. 15, 1959. She was the daughter of Otto Florschutz Jr. and Nancy Ann Briggs Florschutz of Washington. She was a 1977 graduate of Washington High School and attended Beaufort County Community College, Appalachian State University and East Carolina University. She earned an associate degree in early childhood education. She was employed with Comfort Keepers of Washington. She was a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Washington.  Survivors include three sons, Malcolm Bunch, Dillon Bunch and Aksel Bunch, all of Washington; one brother, Otto Florschutz III of Wrangell, Alaska; three sisters, Monica Burns of Washington, Angie Thompkins of Fredericksburg, Va., and Julie Joyner of Chocowinity; and her grandmother, Ruth Wheeler of Mesa, Ariz.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home of her sons, 396 Bay Drive, Washington, and the home of her parents, 2308 W. Fifth St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, May 18, 2006)

Charles McDonald Flowers

Charles McDonald Flowers, the son of Malachi and Lucretia Flowers, was born February 20, 1888, at South Creek, N.C. and died 3:55 P.M., Monday, April 3, 1939.  Mr. Flowers is survived by his widow Mary Minda Flowers, four sons--Charles Moore, Luther Woodrow, Dwight Oxley, and Elven Miller, and two daughters--Virginia Elnora, and Mary Lucretia, and two grandsons--Thomas Charles, and Larry David, and by six brothers--James E., Archie Tilmond, William A., Josephus S., Howard Emmanuel (Edwards), Alva McCullough (Edwards), and one sister Savannah Katherine (Edwards).  Mr. Flowers has been a resident of Wichita since 1909, and was very highly esteemed and loved by his immediate family, many relatives, and a host of friends.  Mr. Flowers' death came as a shock to all, because of his courage and patience up to the time of his death, was brightened greatly a few days before his death, because of his testimony, that the Lord had heard and answered his prayers.  So we feel that our loss is his gain, and bow our hearts to the will of Him who knows always just what is for the best, thanking God for His great love and enduring mercy toward the children of men.  [Wichita Eagle & BeaconKindly submitted by Larry Flowers who states that Charles and Mary (Miller) Flowers are buried in the Highland Cemetery, Wichita, KS.  Howard Emmanuel Edwards, Alva McCullough Edwards and Savannah Katherine Edwards were Charles M. Flowers' half-siblings.

Essie Gertrude Wiggins Floyd

Essie Gertrude Wiggins Floyd, age 94, a resident of Hwy 264 E., Washington, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014. There will be a celebration of her life at 11:00 am, Monday, May 26, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Pastor Ron Bousquet. Special music will be provided by Kim Bousquet. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Monday, May 26 from 9:30 to 10:45 am at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home of Audrey and Jerrell Wilson, 221 Dogwood Dr., Pamlico Village, Washington, NC.  Mrs. Floyd was born September 26, 1919 in Chicod, NC, daughter of the late John and Mealie Fornes Wiggins. She was married to Henry Floyd, Jr. on February 1, 1942 who preceded her in death on October 10, 1976. Mrs. Floyd retired from National Spinning after 35 years of service. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II. Mrs. Floyd was a member of The River Church, Bath, NC.  Mrs. Floyd is survived by her son, Mike Floyd of Washington; her daughter, Joan F. Whichard of Washington; her grandchildren, Brian Floyd of Bath, Adrienne Floyd of Boone, Allena Hale of Washington, Thelma Sue Floyd of Winston-Salem, Scott Floyd and wife Carol of Ohio, Daniel Floyd and wife Randi of Ohio, Crystal Floyd of Washington, Christina Floyd of Washington, Heather Floyd of NY, Jerrell Wilson and wife Audrey of Washington, Eric Wilson and wife Michele of Bath and Shawn and wife Shawna of Kelso, WA; and 20 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, James, Bobby, Durwood and Conway; and her siblings, Bessie Wiggins, Mettie Wiggins, Sally Wiggins, William Wiggins, Laura W. Wiggins, John Albert Wiggins, Roy Clifton Wiggins, Herman Wiggins, Earl Wiggins, and Elmer Wiggins.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

 DeRotha Lee Flynn

Mr. DeRotha Lee Flynn, 76, of 528 Swamp Road, Pantego, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington with the Rev. Lawrence Satchell officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Cemetery, Pantego.  Mr. Flynn was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 11, 1931. He was the son of the late Mary Brown Flynn and Dewey Flynn Sr. He attended the former Beaufort County High School, Pantego. He was an Army veteran. His employment was as a messenger with a travel agency. He was first married to Ann Williams Flynn. He later married Judith Selman Flynn, who preceded him in death.  Survivors include two daughters, Farah Flynn of Bronx, N.Y., and Maryam Flynn of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, Abdul Flynn of Ossining, N.Y.; one sister, Alice Nijman of Pantego; one son-in-kind, Carlton King of Pantego; and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Ali Flynn; two sisters, Evelyn Flynn McGill and Pamela F. Phillips and three brothers, Ivory Flynn, Cleo Flynn and Dewey Flynn Jr.  The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Albert Nijman, 528 Swamp Road, Pantego.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Thursday, July 17, 2008)

Walter Riley Flynn

Walter Riley Flynn, age 79, a resident of US Hwy 264 E., Pantego, NC, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his home. Walter was born in Pantego, NC on April 30, 1935 son of the late Everett Flynn, Sr. and Mary Ann Griffin Flynn. He graduated Pantego High School and attended North Carolina A & T. Walter served his country in the United States Air Force. He was married to Melva May Sewell Flynn who survives. Walter was a train operator for the NYC Transit Authority, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Beaufort County Alumni Association and the Free Mason Society.  In addition to his wife Melva, Walter is survived by his children, Kevin L. Flynn of Brooklyn, NY and Nesby Medina Flynn of El Paso, TX; his brothers, Gene R. Flynn of Orlando, FL, Robert L. Flynn of Newark, DE, and Harry L. Flynn of Fairfax, VA; his sisters, Rosa B. Reddick and Roberta Slade of Pantego, NC, Matricia McCoy, and Marian Gadsden of Clayton, DE; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.  In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his sister, Loretta Ford and his brother, Everett Flynn, Jr.  A celebration of his life with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Beaufort County Alumni Building, Pantego, NC officiated by Elder Peatree. The family will receive friends at the home. Burial will be at a later date.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Valerie Faye Hines Fonville

Mrs. Valerie Faye Hines Fonville, 48, of 1610 Idalia Road, Aurora, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Peedtown Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stewart Ham officiating. Burial will follow in Whitehurst Creek Cemetery.  Mrs. Fonville was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 2, 1960. She was the daughter of the late George and Betty E. Hines. She was a graduate of the former Aurora High School, class of 1979. She furthered her studies at Fayetteville State University. She was married to Dennis Fonville, who survives. She was a member of Peedtown Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary.  Survivors include one son, Georis Hines of Norfolk, Va.; three stepchildren, Dennis M. Fonville of Greenville, Dawn Carroll of Raleigh and Deshawna Fonville of Greensboro; and four sisters, Ovella Bilal of Winterville, and Georgie Hines, Terri Hines and Stephanie Williams, all of Aurora.  A walk-in visitation will be held today from 2:30-8:30 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, March 7, 2008)

Edna S. Forbes

CHOCOWINITY - Edna S. Forbes, 89, Dec. 8.  Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – December 9, 1997; pg. B6)

Gladys Roberson Forbes

RALEIGH - Gladys Roberson Forbes, 85, of 2617 Layden Street, died Saturday at Wake Medical Center. She was born in Beaufort County, NC. Mrs. Forbes retired as a supervisor with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue after 30 years of service. She was a charter member of Layden Memorial United Methodist Church and was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Layden Memorial United Methodist Church. Entombment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.  Surviving are sons, Samuel Paul Forbes, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Delaware, AR, Stephen B. Forbes and wife, Verlon of Front Royal, VA; sisters, Alice Chauncey and Lola Edwards of Washington, NC; grandchildren, Sheila Girardot and husband, Thom of Fuquay-Varina, Michelle Howell and husband, Tony of Garner, Scott Forbes and wife, Wanda of Clayton and Cullen Forbes of Oklahoma; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel P. Forbes, Sr.  The family will receive friends at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Street from 7-9 p.m. on Monday.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – October 27, 2003; pg. B6)

Ola Forbes, Sr.

CHOCOWINITY, N.C. - Ola Forbes, Sr., 85, father of Mrs. Baxter I. Bell of Williamsburg, died in his home.  Additional survivors include his wife, Edna S. Forbes; three sons; a brother; three sisters; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Wayside Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jerry Bron. Burial will be in Pamlico Gardens.  (Daily Press (Newport News, VA) – September 15, 1990; pg. C2)

Frederick Ford. Sr.

Mr. Frederick Ford Sr., age 77, a resident of Bath NC, passed away Friday August 8, 2008 at his home with his family by his side, sending him off to charm the angels.   Fred was born in Richmond Virginia on January 5, 1931. The son of the late Richard and Emma Ford, he is survived by his wife Evy Ford, his siblings Katherine Hawkins, Oscar Ford, and Leon Ford, and his children, Dale Olsen, Meg Olsen, Marna Olsen, Fred Ford Jr., Kathy Hershey, and Robert Baker, as well as his many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. He was preceded by his brother Richard “Sonny” Ford.  He enjoyed time with family, his garden, cooking, gambling, and traveling whenever possible. A lover of all animals, he raised anything his children dragged home, including some of his own favorites, like show horses, and exotic birds.  He will truly be missed by all his family and friends.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Ford family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, August 12, 2007)

 Loretta Flynn-Ford

Loretta Flynn-Ford, age 70, a resident of 889 Neck B Road, Pantego, died Saturday, October 3, 2009 at her home. Loretta, affectionately called “Honey”, died peacefully, almost in her sleep, with several of her family members including her primary “caregiver” and loving sister, Bernell, when she died.  A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 25319 Highway 264 East, Pantego, NC.  Loretta was born in Pantego on August 9, 1939, the fifth of ten children, to Everett and Mary Ann Flynn.  Loretta was in declining health for the last several years and often surprised her family and many of the health professionals by her constant and repeated recoveries from several serious illnesses.   “Honey” lived in New York for most of her adult life. She had several jobs but worked for Con Edison, an electric utility company, for more than 20 years. She left Con Ed when her health began to decline and eventually moved back to Pantego with her husband Rudy. They settled back “up Neck”, in a house on the same property where she was born. She spent her last few months, weeks, and days as her health continued to decline, completely surrounded by numerous family members and friends. At the time of her passing, and for many years, she was very much aware of the intense love that so many people felt for her. During her life, in all the places that she lived, everyone was always welcomed to her home and she was most content when her home was filled with various people laughing and enjoying her wonderful meals. She loved to cook for family and friends. She loved having children around and had special, loving, knick names for dozens of her nieces and nephews. She adored family pictures and the walls in her home were covered with them. She gave so much love to so many as evidenced by a multitude who returned such love.  Loretta spent over 30 years of her life as a dedicated servant of Jehovah, the religion she converted to many years ago while living in New York. She ministered to and studied with so many in her quest to serve Jehovah. Her home is filled with so many Bibles and other Witness materials that she used and lived by for the last years of an incredible love-filled life!  She was married for 45 years to her loving husband Rudy, whom she lovingly called “Wonderful”!  In addition to her husband Rudy she is survived by her step-daughter Janet Giles and three grandchildren. She also has nine brothers and sisters, Everett Flynn (Mary Ella) of Alaska, Rosa Bernell Reddick (Leroy), Roberta Slade (Walter), and Walter Flynn (Melva) all of Pantego, Gene Flynn of Florida, Robert Flynn (Sandra) of Delaware, Matricia “Teasie” Moore of New York, Marian “Dot” Gadsden (Joe) of Delaware, and Harry “Buddy” Flynn of Georgia. She is also survived by one remaining Aunt, Bessie Canady! She also has dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, too many to mention!  The family would also like to express their sincere appreciation to our Sister Rosa Bernell Reddick who was at Honey’s side every day, without fail, for the last several months of Honey’s life! Other than her husband Rudy, Bernell would be the first person that Honey saw in the morning, and one of the last people that she saw at night!  We also want to thank the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice for their professional and caring attitude throughout Loretta’s several months of sickness. We also want to send the same sentiments to the various dialysis units and ambulatory transports that were so attentive and responsive to her and the families every concern.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Odessa Lupton Jones Ford

Mrs. Odessa Lupton Jones Ford, age 95, a resident of 280 North Sixth Street, Aurora, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at her home.  Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 3, 2013 at White Hill Cemetery, Aurora, conducted by Rev. Eddie Gabbert and Rev. Earl Sadler.  Mrs. Ford was born in Hobucken, N.C. October 18, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Walter Linsey Lupton and Mary Eliza Hopkins Lupton. Mrs. Ford owned and operated Dessa’s Beauty Shop in Aurora for over 40 years. She was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Ford was married to Marshall Jones, who proceeded in death, December 18, 1981. Later, she married Arthur B. Ford, who has also preceded her in death.  Mrs. Ford is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth “Lib” Litchfield of Aurora, Joyce Rice of Mt. Olive, N.C.; one sister, Verona Swindell of Reelsboro, N.C.; four grandsons; five great grandchildren and Mr. Ford’s children.  In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Lib Litchfield, 424 7th Street, Aurora.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Ford family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Beryl Thomas Foreman, Jr.

Mr. Beryl Thomas Foreman Jr., 57, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville.  Mr. Foreman was a native of Beaufort County and lived in Washington in his early years. He spent his adult life in the Maury and Stokes communities. A painter by trade, he was most recently employed with McGowan Paint Company.  He is survived by three sons, David Craig Foreman of Maury, Charles Lisenby of Norfolk, Va., and Paul Joyner of Tampa, Fla.; four daughters, Tammy Foreman and Wendy Spain, both of Washington, Crystal Phelps of Raleigh and Leanne Avery of Grifton; his mother, Essie Medford of Grimesland and step-mother, Edith Foreman of Washington; six sisters, Betty Jean Coward of Liberty, Ruby Casper of Williamston, Judy Fillingame of Vanceboro, Hazel Sanderson of Raleigh, Donna Harrington of Florida and Elizabeth Vick of Washington; four brothers, Billy Coward of Chocowinity, George Thomas Foreman of New Bern, Jesse Foreman of Washington and Ken Harrington of Grimesland; and five grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilkerson Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, May 29, 2006)

Charles Herbert Foreman

Mr. Charles Herbert Foreman, age 72, of 26063 US Hwy. 264 E., Pantego, died Friday, December 28, 2007 at his home.  Funeral services will be 11:00 Am Monday, December 31, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by Pastor Medford Hopkins. Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery. Ronnie Keech, Jeff Leggett, Chip Hewitt, Charles Equils, Jody Howery and Henry Foster will serve as pallbearers. Horace Keech and Wesley Bowman will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Charles was born on July 22, 1935 to the late Alphues Burtrom Foreman and Martha Sadler Foreman. On June 8, 1956 he married the former Frances Louise Bullock who survives. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was a tugboat operator for 20 years and for 25 years was a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church, former member of the Pantego Fire Dept., Pantego Ruritan Club, VFW, American Legion, and the Seabee’s.  Survivors include his wife Frances of the home, 3 daughters, Katlin of the home, Louise Cahoon and husband Vernon of Belhaven, Rosileta Paul of Robersonville, 3 sons, Charles Foreman and wife Beverly of Washington, John Foreman and wife Nikki of Belhaven, Steve Foreman and wife Dot of Washington, 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 1 brother and 4 sisters.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday, December 30, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Foreman’s caretaker, Doris Gibbs and also to Gail Friedman of Community Hospice.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Foreman family.  (Paul Funeral Home obituary)

Charles Oliver Foreman, Sr.

Charles Oliver Foreman, Sr., age 72, a resident of Kelly Rd., Bath, NC passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his home. A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service officiated by Rev. Dean Fulford. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Mr. Foreman was born on January 11, 1941 in Beaufort County, son of the late Hugh and Claudia Sawyer Foreman. He was married on February 1, 1964 to Janice Marie Cox Foreman who survives. Charles served his country in the United States Navy. He was a heavy equipment operator with Trader Construction Co. Charles was married at and attended St. Clairs Church of Christ.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Charles O. Foreman, Jr. of Atlanta, Timothy Foreman of Bath, Curtis Lee Foreman and wife April of Gold Hill, NC and Hugh James Foreman; his daughter, Greta Marie Compton and husband Keith of Salisbury; his brother, Hugh Curtis Foreman of New Bern; a special niece, Cathy Burbage; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Lee Foreman and his sister, Mary Carolyn Cordon.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Clara Waters Foreman

Clara Waters Foreman, 70, of the 900 block of Oklahoma Drive, died Sept. 26, 1994, in her residence.  Mrs. Foreman was born in Pinetown, N.C., and was a member of Indian United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was co-founder and former co-owner of Plantation Rest Home for Adults.  Survivors include her husband, W. Ralph Foreman; two daughters, Deborah Elaine Foreman of Chesapeake, and Denise Carol Clere of Silver Springs, Fla.; a son, Leroy Scott Foreman; four sisters, Rachel Waters, Effie Chambers and Doris Jordan of North Carolina, and Delsie Waters of Virginia Beach; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana F. Stanland.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway Chapel, by the Rev. E. Clifton Whitlock. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – September 28, 1994; pg. B4)

Dallas Gray Foreman, Sr.

Mr. Dallas Gray Foreman Sr., age 80, a lifelong resident of the Five Points Community, passed away Monday afternoon, March 20, 2006, at home.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Five Points Free Will Baptist Church. The service will be officiated by Brother Gene Gilbert with assistance by Brother Wayne Hargrove. The interment will be in the family plot at his home located at 681 Biggs Road, Washington. Pallbearers will be Wesley Wallace, Donald Waters, Steve Swain, Wade Biggs, Ray Harris, Larry Boyd and David Riggins. The entire male body of Five Points FWB Church will serve as honorary pallbearers. Special music will be provided by Melinda Boyd of Five Points FWB Church.  Dallas was born January 13, 1926, son of the late J.E. Foreman and Nancy Elizabeth Boyd Foreman. He was a 1944 graduate of Bath High School, and on July 17, 1944, he married the former Alla Rae Whitley, who survives. Dallas served his country during World War II during 1944-1945 in the U.S. Army, 84th Div., 333 Reg., 2nd Btn., Company G, 3rd Platoon, at the Battle of the Bulge, where he served as first scout and platoon runner. He served with pride for his country and received the European Theater Medal with three battle stars, good conduct medal and the victory medal.  Dallas was a long-standing member of Five Points FWB Church, where he served as deacon, Sunday school superintendent, teacher and usher. He was employed by Weyerhaeuser Company in Plymouth in the construction department and carpentered for 19 years. He retired with a good record.  In addition to his wife, Alla Rae Foreman of the home, he is survived by his three children, Dianna Rae Foreman of Hendersonville, Sherriee Beth Foreman Singleton and her husband, Haywood, of the Free Union Community, and Dallas G. Foreman Jr. and his wife, Mary Reed Foreman, of Raleigh. He is survived by his grandchildren, Tasha Singleton Traud and her husband, Chris, of Greenville, Grant Singleton of Pinetown, Crystal Lee Foreman of Laurinburg, Beverly Gray Foreman and Sarah Beth Foreman, both of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Delsie Foreman Waters of Autumnfield Care Center in Belhaven and Margaret Foreman Woolard Shepherd of Washington. Special mention goes out to the entire Five Points FWB Church and to Marlo and Kay Johnson for their undying love and attention to the care and needs of Dallas and Alla Rae during his lengthy illness. For this the family will always be grateful and extends a sincere “Thank You.”  Preceding him in death are two brothers, his twin, Dennis Lee Foreman, and Ervin Garfield Foreman.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Five Points FWB Church and other times at the home.  Pinetown, NC 27865 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 604 E. 12th St., Washington, NC 27889.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Foreman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 23, 2006)

Gene Phillip Foreman, Sr.

Mr. Gene Phillip Foreman, Sr., 71, of 852 Biggs Road, Washington, died Sunday, April 1, 2007.  Family and friends will meet at 5:30 PM, Thursday, April 5, 2007 for dinner and fellowship at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 901 North Bonner Street, Washington.  The family will receive friends for a time of remembrance from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mr. Foreman was born September 26, 1935 in Beaufort County.  He was the son of the late Ervin Garfield Foreman and Racheal Alligood Foreman. On July 21, 1956, he married the former Wanda Clark, who survives.  Mr. Foreman was a home builder.  He was a member of Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church.  In addition to his wife, survivors include three children, Kim Foreman Windley and husband, Thomas of Hope Mills, NC, Gene Phillip “Phil” Foreman, Jr. and wife, Linda of Pinetown, NC, and Pamela Foreman Hawkins and husband, Bonner of Washington, NC; four sisters, Judy Hutton and husband, Chuck of Charlotte, NC, Linda Leggett and husband, Jay of Cleveland, TN, Faye Jones and husband, Charles of Wallace, NC, and Naomi Nimo and husband, Bob of Washington, NC; seven grandchildren, Andrea Windley, Kenneth Windley, Heather Foreman Hudson and husband, Daniel, Jodi Foreman, Ashley Foreman, Cory Hawkins and Christopher Hawkins; one great-grandchild, Summer Whitley.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Nelda Francis Foreman and one brother, Luke Morris Foreman.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – April 4, 2007)

Jesse Ray Foreman

Mr. Jesse Ray Foreman, age 47, a resident of 191 Singleton Street, Washington, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Pastor Phillip Jethro.  Mr. Foreman was born in Beaufort County on February 22, 1965. He was the son of Edith Coward Foreman and the late Beryl Thomas Foreman, Sr. Mr. Foreman had attended Alligood Church of God when his health permitted.  Survivors include his mother, Edith Coward Foreman of the home; a daughter, Linda Olivia Foreman of Washington; two brothers, William “Billy” Coward of Chocowinity, George Foreman of Washington; five sisters, Hazel Kirk of Youngsville, N.C., Judy Fillingame of Vanceboro, Ruby Casper of Williamston, Betty Link of Liberty, Elizabeth Perry of Greenville and one grandchild.  In addition to his father, Mr. Foreman was preceded in death by a brother, Beryl Thomas Foreman, Jr.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, August 10, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of his mother, Edith Foreman, 191 Singleton Street, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Foreman family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Joffie Foreman, Sr.

BLOUNTS CREEK -Mr. Joffie Foreman, Sr., 87, of 91 Camp Hardee Road died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at his home. Mr. Foreman was a lifelong native of Beaufort County, where he attended the public schools. He served as a deacon on the deacon board at his membership church, St. Union Missionary Baptist Church, Blounts Creek. A funeral service for Mr. Foreman will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Southside High School, Chocowinity, with Bishop John McClaney officiating. Burial will follow at Foreman Cemetery in Blounts Creek. Mr. Foreman is survived by seven daughters, Lillian Washington, Ava Foreman, Bettie Saunders, Hasty P. Foreman and Virginia Hemby and husband, William, all of West Haven, Conn., Pamela Jones and husband, Joseph, of Blounts Creek and Carolyn Carmon of Grimesland; three sons, Lonnie Cox of California, Joffie Foreman Jr. and wife, Juanita, of West Haven, Conn., and Elbert Foreman of Washington, N.C.; one brother, Elbert Foreman of Blounts Creek; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at Southside High School. Professional services provided by Mitchell's Funeral Home, 1000 Howell St., Greenville.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Thursday, July 5, 2007)

BLOUNTS CREEK - Mr. Joffie Foreman, Sr. died Sunday, July 1, 2007.  Funeral services for Mr. Foreman will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at South Side High School, Chocowinity.  Mr. Foreman was a retired truck driver for Moss Planning Mill in Washington, N.C. He was the oldest deacon serving on the deacon board at St. Union Missionary Baptist Church, as well as an assistant to the trustee board, choir and usher board. He was a beacon in the community and other surrounding churches in the area, and a Sunday School Teacher. Arrangements handled by Mitchell's Funeral Home, Greenville.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Friday, July 6, 2007)

Katherine McClees Foreman

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Katherine “Katy” McClees Foreman, age 87, a resident of 629 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, NC died Monday March 13, 2006 at her home.  A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Thursday March 16, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven officiated by Rev. Dwight Boyd. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery of Washington. David Davis, Toby Gillie, Bill Foreman, Jr., Jay Brinn, Scottie Ellis and Mark Webb will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Foreman was born in Purdy, Virginia on November 25, 1918, daughter of the late Dr. James Edgar McClees and the late Katherine Phillips McClees. She graduated from Hobgood High School and continued her education at the former East Carolina Teaching College. On August 13, 1946, she married Roswell Arondal Foreman who survives. Mrs. Foreman later earned her masters degree from East Carolina University. She worked as a teacher at schools in Stokes, Pinetown, Bethel, John A. Wilkinson in Belhaven, Tarboro, Columbia and Pungo Christian Academy in Belhaven. She served as a principal at schools in Pinetown and Princess Ann Courthouse School in Virginia and retired while she worked in a supervisor position in Columbia. Mrs. Foreman was an avid pianist and organist. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Washington where she served as a Sundy School Teacher and had the privilege to preach on occasions.  Surviving along with her husband, Roswell of the home is a daughter: Ann Foreman of Belhaven; a sister: Margaret Gillie of Mechanicsville, VA; two grandchildren: Kate Webb and her husband, Jody of Belhaven and Jeremy Foreman of Greenville; three great grandchildren: Elizabeth Harris, Kennedy Webb and Zane Foreman. Mrs. Foreman was preceded in death by her son: Phil Foreman; a sister: Virginia McClees two brothers: James E. McClees, Jr. and James E. McClees.  The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday March 15, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home of Mrs. Foreman’s granddaughter, Kate Webb located at 631 Foreman Lane, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Foreman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – March 14, 2006)

Roswell Arondell Foreman

Mr. Roswell Arondell Foreman, age 88, a resident of 629 Foreman Lane, Belhaven died Thursday, March 29, 2007 at his home.  Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, conducted by Pastor John Langley and Rev. Dwight Boyd.  Mr. Foreman was born in Sidney, N.C. on August 13, 1918. He was the son of the late Grover Cleveland Foreman and Addie Snow Foreman. Mr. Foreman was a farmer, cotton mill worker and worked on the railroad. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during World War II. After the service, Mr. Foreman built houses and later became a barber. At the time of his death, he had worked as a barber for over 64 years. Mr. Foreman loved Pungo Creek and developed Foreman Lane. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington.  Mr. Foreman was married to the former Katherine McClees, who preceded him in death, March 13, 2006.  Survivors include his daughter, Anne Foreman of Belhaven; his granddaughter, Kate Webb and her husband, Jody of Belhaven; a grandson, Jeremy Foreman of Washington; three great grandchildren, Elizabeth Harris, Kennedy Webb, Zane Foreman; a brother, William Harold “Bill” Foreman of Norfolk, VA; and a sister, Gladys Minach of Norfolk, VA.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Foreman was preceded in death by a son, Phil Foreman; a brother, Grover Cleveland “G.C” Foreman, Jr.; and three sisters, Irene Hardee, Blanch Paul, and Frankie May Clark.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home of his granddaughter, Kate Webb, 631 Foreman Lane, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Foreman family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, March 31, 2007)

William R. Foreman

William R. Foreman, 79, of the 900 block of Oklahoma Drive, died Dec. 30, 1996, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Foreman was born in Beaufort County, N.C., and was the widower of Clara I. Foreman. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a ship hull inspector.  Survivors include two daughters, Deborah E. Foreman of Chesapeake, Denise C. Clere and husband, Steve, of Silver Springs, Fla.; a son, Leroy S. Foreman of Chesapeake; two sisters, Hilda Napier of Plymouth, N.C., and Mary Gross of Columbus, Neb.; a brother, Sam A. Foreman of Yorba Linda, Calif.; two grandchildren, Karen F. Stanaland of Raleigh, N.C., and Wayne D. Stanaland III; six nieces and eight nephews.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Highway Chapel, by the Rev. E. Clifton Whitlock. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and Thursday.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – January 1, 1997; pg. B6)

Ardis Johnson Forest

Mrs. Ardis Johnson Forest, 82, of 406 Lawson Road, Washington, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, at Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. Thomas Franz, Mayo Griffin, Ed Youmans, Ted Fraune, Robert Welch, John Groesser, Ryan Groesser, and Jason Groesser will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Mrs. Forest’s home.  Mrs. Forest was born June 16, 1926, in Grand Forks County, North Dakota. She was the daughter of the late Albert Seymour Johnson and Alvida Olivia Nelson Johnson. She was married to Robert Joseph Forest, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Forest was a retired teacher, having taught in Texas, North Carolina and Nebraska. She received her BA degree in Home Economics and Business Education from the University of North Dakota and later received her BA in Elementary Education from the University of Houston.  Mrs. Forest had been a resident of Beaufort County for approximately 20 years. She was a member of the Bodacious Babes of the Red Hat Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She is survived by her children, Phillip “Flipper” Anthony Forest of Washington, Jeanne Anne Forest of Durham, and Janet Forest Burgess and her husband, William “Bill” of Core Point; one sister, Verle Johnson Nienas of Portland, OR; and six grandchildren, William Buchanan Burgess and his wife, Lisa of Knightdale, Khansas Burgess Elliott and her husband, Mark of Bath, Kyle Forest Burgess, Nicole Woolard, Caroline Forest, and Olivia Forest, all of Washington.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Forest family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Sunday, July 13, 2008)

Phillip Anthony Forest

Mr. Phillip Anthony “Flipper” Forest, 60, a resident of 431 Shady Banks Road, Washington, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Forest was born March 7, 1948 in Bismarck, N.D., He was the son of the late Robert Joseph and Ardis Johnson Forest. He retired as an environmental technician with PCS Phosphate. After graduating from Washington High School, he attended N.C. State University. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the Pirates Club.  Survivors include three daughters, Nicole Woolard, Caroline Forest and Olivia Forest, all of Washington; and two sisters Janet Burgess of Core Point and Jeanne Forest of Durham.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 406 Lawson Road and other times at the home of Nicole Woolard, 211 Ridgewood Lane.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Forest family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Friday, December 5, 2008)

Billy Ray Fornes

Mr. Billy Ray Fornes, age 54, a resident of 3180 Clairemont Road, Atlanta, GA died Wednesday July 16, 2008 at his home.  A Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Monday July 21, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Wayne Flora.  Mr. Fornes was born in Beaufort County on April 13, 1954 son of the late Guy Cletus Fornes and the late Lena Frances Dixon Fornes. He was a graduate of Chocowinity High School and NC State University. He worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in their Food and Nutrition Division as a Financial Specialist in Atlanta. Mr. Fornes married the former Li Meng Yi in March of 2007 in China who survives. Mr. Fornes was a member of the Free Will Baptist Faith.  Surviving along with his wife Meng Yi Fornes of China are three sisters: Louise Carawan and her husband Roger of Washington, Dixie McLawhorn and her husband Lonnie of the Clay Root Community of Ayden and Mary Fornes Holmquist of Holly Ridge. Mr. Fornes was preceded in death by a brother: Heber Lee Fornes.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday July 20, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Fornes family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC – Sunday, July 20, 2008)

Gabriel Christian Wayne Fornes

Infant Gabriel Christian Wayne Fornes, born April 1, 2010, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 18, 2010 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev. Billy Hacker officiating. Burial will follow at Gorham Swamp Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 102, Chocowinity, NC.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until the service hour at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Gabriel is survived by his parents, Wayne and Jamie Fornes, his sisters, Hailey and Hanah, his maternal grandparents, Gaye Neal and Cecil Riddick all of Chocowinity and his paternal grandmother, Lois Fornes of Vanceboro.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Heber Lee Fornes

Mr. Heber Lee Fornes, 55, of 11968 U.S. Highway 17 South, the Wilmar community of Vanceboro, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Fornes was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 2, 1950. He was the son of the late Guy Cletus Fornes and Lena Frances Dixon Fornes. He served in the Army. He was a mechanic and a tow truck driver.  Survivors include one brother, Bill Fornes of Raleigh, and three sisters, Louise F. Carawan of Washington, Dixie McLawhorn of Clay Root and Mary Holmquist of Calico.  Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, June 3, 2006)

Jimmie Lee Fornes

Jimmie Lee Fornes age 61, a resident of 2306 Mill Road, Chocowinity, NC died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 7:30PM Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the 15th Street Church of God in Washington, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM prior to the service at the church.  Mr. Fornes was born in Beaufort County November 21, 1950 the son of the late Johnnie Franklin Fornes and Ruby Bell Patterson Fornes. He was married to Loretta Wells on October 13, 1972 who preceded him in death in 2009. Jimmie loved the outdoors, guns , hunting, fishing and gardening.   He is survived by a daughter Tammy Moore of Chocowinity, NC; five sisters, Ann Bowen of Vanceboro, NC; Muriel Fornes of Greenville, NC; Shirley Godley of Chocowinity, NC; Darlene Garrett of Chocowinity and Fannie Edwards of Swansboro, NC and two grandchildren, Breana and Christopher Hathaway. He wa preceded in death by four brothers , Dallas Koonce, James, Mayhew, and Curtis Fornes and a sister Katie Chandler.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Fornes family. 

Lena Frances Dixon Fornes

WASHINGTON - Mrs. Lena Frances Dixon Fornes, age 71, a resident of 104 Meredith Road Spring Road Mobile Estates, died Saturday, December 23, 2000 at her home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2000 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial will follow in the Lewis Family Cemetery Chocowinity.  Survivors include three daughters Louise Fornes Carawan of Washington, Dixie Fornes McLawhorn of Clay Root, Mary Holmquist of Topsail Island; two sons, Heber Lee Fornes of Wilmar and Bill R. Fornes  of Garner; one sister, Martha Louise Dixon of Washington; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of her sister, Martha Dixon, 8881 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – December 26, 2000)

Nicolas Cage Fornes

Infant Nicolas Cage Fornes, son of Marsha Leann Brickhouse and Timothy Art Fornes, was born and died on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  A memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Saturday, September 6, 2014 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, conducted by Glenn Brickhouse.  Nicolas is survived by his parents, Marsha Leann Brickhouse and Timothy Art Fornes both of Washington; maternal grandparents, Ramona and Donald Lanier of Washington, Milton Brickhouse of Creswell; paternal grandparents, Jackie Glisson of White Lake, Art Fornes of Winterville, Randal Palmer of White Lake; aunts, Candy Brock, Kimberly Brickhouse, Elaina Lanier Smith, Makayla Brickhouse, Heidi Brickhouse; and uncles, James Brock, Donald Lanier II, Kyle Brickhouse.  The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.  Paul Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Fornes family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Margaret Estelle Forrest

CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Margaret Estelle Forrest, 72, died on Thursday, Oct., 18, 2007. A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mrs. Forrest, a native of Pitt County, attended the Pitt County Schools. She was a resident of the Blounts Creek community for many years. Mrs. Forrest was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Franklin Forrest, in 1999. Surviving are daughters, Delores Forrest Dixon and husband, Steve, of Greensboro, Jo Forrest Puckett and husband, Ray, of Summerfield; a son, Ollie Franklin Forrest Jr. and wife, Linda, of Greensboro; grandchildren, Mark Dixon of Durham, David Dixon of Arlington, Va., Scott Brady of Greensboro; great-grandchild, Olivia Dixon of Durham; and special friend, Louis Broughton, of Blounts Creek. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Dr. Richard Merrill and the many nursing staff members caring for Mrs. Forrest while she was a patient.  (Greenville Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) - Saturday, October 20, 2007)

Ona B. Forslund

Mrs. Ona B. Forslund, 84, of Aurora, Ill. died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at home. A funeral was conducted Feb. 25, 2009, in The Healy Chapel, Aurora, Ill., with the Rev. Juancho Companano officiating. Burial followed in Lincoln Memorial Park. Mrs. Forslund was born in Bath on July 12, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Elizabeth Braddy. She was married to Robert Forslund, who preceded her in death. She worked for the Aurora, Ill., police department for 16 years and later worked with McEnroe Real Estate and Dreyer Medical Clinic. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Survivors include four children, Charles “Chuck” Forslund, Susan Kellett, Judy Hunter and Robert Forslund Jr.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Geneva Morgan of Washington. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard “Dick” Forslund, in 2007, five brothers and one sister.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, February 26, 2009)

Agnes Gurganus Fortner

BRUNSWICK - Agnes Gurganus Fortner, 75, died Dec. 19 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Bath, N.C., and lived in Brunswick since 1950.  Survivors: her husband, C. Wayne Fortner of Brunswick; a daughter, Emily Wages of St. Simons Island; three sons, Alan Wilson of St. Simons Island, Jerry Wilson of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Steve Wilson of Snellville; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick.  (Savannah Morning News (Savannah, GA) – December 21, 1999)

Brownie Tetterton Foskey

Mrs. Brownie Tetterton Foskey, 97, of 438 Craven Street, Bath, died Saturday, May 19, 2007 at her home.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington conducted by Rev. Curtis White. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Foskey was born in Beaufort County on Feb. 1, 1910 to the late Grover Cleveland and Mary Mae Wallace Tetterton. On Jan. 4, 1934 she married James Henry Foskey who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1969. She was a homemaker and a member of Bath Christian Church.  Survivors include a sister, Hallie Tetterton Marslender of Englehard.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Tetterton Ormond and three brothers, Leroy Tetterton Sr., Tommy Tetterton and Bonnie Tetterton.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Foskey family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, May 22, 2007)

Helen Adams Foskey

Mrs. Helen Adams Foskey, 83, a resident of 103 Smith St., Amityville, N.Y., and formerly of Aurora, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Parkview Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.  A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at J.S. Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Apostle Ronald Allen Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.  Mrs. Foskey was born in Aurora on Dec. 12, 1928, to the late Charlie Adams and Annie Bynum Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Foskey Sr., and her siblings, Nehemiah Adams and Naomi A. Hooten.  Mrs. Foskey is survived by five children, Vena Moore, Annie P. Jack and Carolyn Foskey, all of Amityville, N.Y., Dorothy Foskey of Atlanta, Ga., and William Foskey Jr. of Amityville, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Pagan of Farmingdale, N.Y.; two brothers, William P. Adams (Janie) of Westbury, N.Y., and Joseph Adams of Farmingdale, N.Y.; one uncle, Jesse Bynum of Aurora; two special nephews, John Morris of Amityville, N.Y., and Frank Foskey (Hattie) of Aurora; special cousin, Georgia Taylor of Aurora; 30 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday. Condolences may be forwarded to the home or to J.S. Goodwin Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by J.S. Goodwin Funeral Home, 545 Albany Ave., Amityville, N.Y. Local arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday. March 22, 2012)

Laura S. Foskey

Mrs. Laura S. Foskey, 88, of 266 Warren Chapel Church Road, Chocowinity, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Warren Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bishop Roger Hook officiating. Burial will follow in the Foskey family cemetery.  Mrs. Foskey was born in Beaufort County on May 7, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Isiah and Effie Moore Smaw. She was married to Henry Foskey Sr., who preceded her in death.  Survivors include three sons, John Foskey of Greensboro, Isiah Foskey of Washington, D.C., and Melvin Foskey of the home; four daughters, Ava Ward of Salisbury, Md., Christine Gause of Washington, D.C., Evelyn Holmes of Port Tobacco, Md., and Arlene Brown of Greensboro; one sister, Jessie M. Howard of East Orange, N.J.; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Henry Foskey Jr.  The family will receive friends at the home. A walk-in visitation will be held today from 1-7 p.m. at Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, January 9, 2009)

Ada Meekins Foster

Mrs. Ada Meekins Foster, age 86, a resident of 678 Old Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, NC died Sunday January 2, 2011 at her home.  A graveside funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday January 5, 2011 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Pastor Dean Fulford, Jr. and Pastor Stanley Jones. Pallbearers will be Shaun Hopkins, Benjamin Hopkins, Leo Huggins, Kenny Woolard, Ben Sheppard and Stanley Jones.  Mrs. Foster was born in Beaufort County on November 29, 1924 daughter of the late John William Meekins, Sr. and the late Rena Elizabeth Foster Meekins. She married Benjamin Franklin Foster on August 12, 1941 who preceded her in death on April 5, 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Pamlico Beach.  Survivors include two daughters: Rena Foster Tyer and Velma Foster Huggins both of Belhaven; four grandchildren: Katrina Tyer Sheppard, Glenda Bryson Hopkins, Teresa Bryson Woolard and Lisa Bryson Jones; four great grandchildren: Joshua Woolard, Shaun Hopkins, Benjamin Hopkins and Ashley Jones. Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by a grandson: Jeremy Blake Tyer and a great grandson: Lance Corporal Johnathan E. Kirk.  The family will receive friends at the home located at 678 Old Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve Mrs. Ada’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Alice Faye Watson Foster

Ms. Alice Faye Watson Foster, age 64, a former resident of Washington and a most recent resident of Las Vegas, NV, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Las Vegas home of her daughter Amy Banks.  A graveside celebration of her life will be Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Oakdale Cemetery officiated by Pastor Linda Smith. Special music will be provided by Joe Stringer. Visitation will be Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 1:30 to 2:45 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 US Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and at other times at the home of her daughter Angela Stalls, 1398 Big Oak Road, Robersonville, NC. The body will lie in state, Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations.  Alice was born on August 12, 1947 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late James Hardy Watson and Ruth Cayton Watson. She was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother.  Alice is survived by her children, James Horace Gilliard and special friend Lynn of Brunswick, GA; Susan Marie Gilliard Trent and husband Billy of Callahan, FL; Richard Lamar Gilliard and wife Norma of Callahan, FL; Angela Dawn Foster Stalls and husband Danny of Robersonville, NC and Amy Nichole Foster Banks and special friend John of Las Vegas, NV; 19 grandchildren; and her siblings, James Alton Watson of Jasper, TN; Sybil Harmon of Washington and Ricky Watson of MO.  Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 US Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC, (252) 975-4500, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Foster family.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Beatrice D. Foster

Mrs. Beatrice D. Foster, age 71, a resident of Riverside Apartments and formerly of Pamlico Beach, died Thursday, July 26, 2012. A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Ryder Hill Cemetery, Pamlico Beach, NC officiated by Medford Hopkins. Sammy Curlings, Jason Curlings, Sam Edwards, Carl Foster, Jr., Henry Foster, Jr. and Eugene "Boots" Mills will serve as pallbearers. Carl Foster, Sr. and Bobby Hodges will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Hwy. 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home of Joyce and Bobby Hodges, 5105 Slatestone Rd., Washington, NC.   Beatrice was born in Beaufort County on November 23, 1940, daughter of the late Lonnie Theodore and Cassie Potter Guthrie. She married Ottis D. Foster who preceded her in death on May 30, 2012. She was a homemaker.  Beatrice is survived by her daughters Teresa Taylor of Ayden, Joyce Hodges of Washington, Deborah Mills of Chocowinity, Sue Edwards of Washington and Clara Foster of Washington, her brother, Tillman Guthrie of Pamlico Beach, her sisters, Frances Foster of Everetts Crossroad and Sina Thurman of Washington, eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Irene Cox Foster

Mrs. Irene “Runt” Cox Foster, age 79, a resident of 763 Cedar Village Road, Belhaven, died Wednesday afternoon, April 20, 2011 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday April 23, 2011 at West Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church officiated by Rev. Lee Medford Hopkins.  Mrs. Foster was born April 30, 1931, daughter of the late Mose Allen Cox and Katie Mae Jones Cox. On September 19, 1952, she married Hughes Foster, Sr. who preceded her in death on November 28, 2003. She was a member of Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended West Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mrs. Foster was a homemaker.  She is survived by her son: Hughes Foster Jr. and his wife, Janet of Belhaven; her granddaughter: Tammy Elizabeth Foster of Belhaven; three sisters: Nina Lewis and Shirley Cox both of Bath and Dorothy Koonce of Washington.  The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 PM Friday at her home located at 763 Cedar Village Road, Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Foster family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Janet Leigh Foster

Ms. Janet Leigh Foster, age 43, 123 Holloman Street, Washington, died Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2006 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Rev Dean Fulford, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in the Ryder Hill Cemetery in Pamlico Beach. Bryan Smith, Robert Smith, Robert Lewis Richardson, John Hopkins, Mark Hopkins and Edward Farrow will serve as pallbearers. Dustin Richardson, Bobby Murdock, Joey Perry, Donnie Richardson, Robert Earl Richardson, Louis Elbert Hopkins and Curnie Lee Hopkins will serve as honorary pallbearers.  The family will receive family and friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at Hillside Funeral Service.  Janet was born August 11, 1963 in Beaufort County, N.C. She was the daughter of Thelma Hopkins Foster and the late Franklin Roosevelt Foster. She worked in retail sales and was very active at the Blind Center. Janet was very loving, caring, and family oriented, known as “Little Hattie”. She enjoyed nature (particularly elephants), friends and family. She loved her “Main Man” Maloe, was an avid reader, loved music, wrote a lot of poetry, loved going to the beach, was great at shopping for clothes, and loved riding on the motorcycles with her sister (Debbie) and brother-in-law (Joey). Janet was very outgoing and enjoyed having FUN! She attended elementary and middle school in Virginia and was a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven, N.C.  She is survived by her mother, Thelma Hopkins Foster of Washington, N.C. and her sister, Deborah F. Perry of Robersonville, N.C.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jasper Hopkins and Hattie E. Hopkins and paternal grandparents, Caleb Foster and Salley Reamey.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Foster family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, September 26, 2006)

Janice Prescott Foster

Mrs. Janice Prescott Foster, age 74, a resident of 111 Waterford Place, Washington, NC died Thursday January 31, 2013 at West Georgia Health Systems in LaGrange, GA.  A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2013 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Rev. Doug Allen.  Mrs. Foster was born in Carteret County on January 9, 1939. She was the daughter of the late Wilibey Thomas Prescott and Alberta Virginia Whelton Prescott. At six months old, Mrs. Foster was raised by her late grandparents, Norman Alexander Whelton and Lizzie Florence Stowe Whelton. She was a retired cosmetologist. Mrs. Foster owned and operated Jan’s Beauty Shop in Pamlico Beach and later worked at Creative Hair Design in Washington. After her retirement, she sold jewelry for Sarah Coventry (which later became Lady Remington). Mrs. Foster won two cruises for being top sales person. She was a former member of a gospel singing group. Mrs. Foster was a member of the Faith Free Will Baptist Church. In her spare time, she loved to crochet and playing cards.  Mrs. Foster was married to Hilton Samuel Foster, Sr., who preceded her in death.  Survivors include one son, Hilton Samuel Foster, Jr. and his wife, Kip Foster, of Aurora and Kip’s mother, Sally Brown; one sister, Lizzie Jeannette Miller of Grand Bay, Alabama; four grandchildren,Brandi Michelle Carter, Jason Underwood Foster, Samuel Justin Foster, Megan Davis; three great grandchildren, Austin Woolard, Katlian Glison, Jaden Samuel Foster; and two step grandchildren, Jack Anderson, Shane Anderson and their children.  In addition to her husband, parents, and grandparents, Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by a brother, Judson Martin “J.M.” Prescott.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the home, 111 Waterford Place, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Foster family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

John Roy Foster, Jr.

Mr. John Roy Foster Jr. (Roy Jr.), age 61, a resident of 1210 Old Pamlico Beach Rd. W., Belhaven, died Friday April 11, 2014 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday April 13, 2014 at the end of the Wilkins Road in Belhaven, officiated by Rev. Medford Hopkins. The family will receive friends following the service and other times at the home.  Mr. Foster was born in Beaufort County on May 21, 1952. He was the son of the late John Roy Foster Sr. and Myrtle Lucille Foster Garris and step-son to Billy Garris who survives. He worked as a commercial fisherman for 48 years. On March 12, 1985 he married Tamra Starr Stotesbury who survives.  Survivors include Tamra S. Foster of the home, two sons, Eddie T. Foster and wife Debbie of Pamlico Beach, Roy Leon Foster of the home, one step son, J.D. Stotesbury and wife Tiffany of Richlands, two daughters, Susan Louise Foster of Georgia and Lucille Foster Myers and husband James A. Myers of Fort Knox, KY, 10 grandchildren, Brittany N. Foster, Christian T. Foster, Trisha Boatright, Levi Boatright, Melanie Stotesbury, Joey Stotesbury, Trinity S. Myers, James A. Myers, Kaleb J. Myers, and one great granddaughter, Layla N. Story.  In addition to his father, Mr. Foster was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Thomas Foster and a sister, Patsy Ann Foster Fulford.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Foster family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Margaret Short Foster

Mrs. Margaret Marie Short Foster, age 79, a resident of 1028 Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, NC died Friday, June 29, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, NC.  A memorial service will be held 11:00a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the home located at 1028 Pamlico Beach Road West, Belhaven, NC conducted by Rev. Medford Hopkins. The family will receive friends at the home.  Mrs. Foster was born in Halifax County, NC on February 10, 1933 to the late Jimmie Earl Short and Ruby Marie Whitaker. On June 15, 1951, she married J.R. Foster, who survives. Mrs. Foster was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved gardening.  In addition to her husband, J.R., of the home, Mrs. Foster is survived by her children, Robert Carl Foster and his wife Sonja of Pamlico Beach, Jimmy Ray Foster of the home and Becky Jo Bell of the home; two brothers, Jimmie Earl Short, Jr. of Enfield, NC and Raymond Fountain of Leggetts, NC; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Foster is preceded in death by her grandsons, Robert Christopher Foster and R. J. Gay.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Foster family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Mavis Dell Worthington Foster

Mrs. Mavis Dell Worthington Foster, age 90, a former resident of the Pamlico Beach Community, Belhaven, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington conducted by Rev. Medford Hopkins. Burial will follow in Pamlico Beach Cemetery at Ryder Hill.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the homes of her children.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Foster family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Minnie Sawyer Foster
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 21, 1962; pg. 2

Ottis Dalton Foster

Mr. Ottis Dalton Foster, age 72, a resident of W. Old County Rd., Belhaven, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Vidant Medical Center. A celebration of his will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Belhaven Pentecostal Holiness Church, 866 W. Main St., Belhaven, NC officiated by Pastor Medford Hopkins. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.   Mr. Foster was born in Beaufort County on May 9, 1940, son of Wilson and Mamie Wilkins Foster. Ottis was married to Beatrice Guthrie Foster who survives. He was a cook on a tugboat and was a self-employed commercial fisherman.   In addition to his wife, Ottis is survived by his daughters Teresa Taylor of Havelock, Joyce Hodges and Sue Edwards both of Washington, Deborah Mills of Chocowinity and Clara Foster of Belhaven, his brothers, Carl, Willie and Bobby Foster, his sisters, Miriam Guthrie and Myra Sullivan, 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Robert Chris Foster

Robert Chris Foster, 32, of 90 Barnes Foster Loop Road, Belhaven died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at his home.  Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 at Buddy’s Seafood on Wilkins Road and will be conducted by Rev. Eric Hill.  Foster was born Feb. 11, 1974 to Robert Carl Foster Sr., and Kathy Moore Tarkington who survive. He was a self-employed commercial fisherman.  Other survivors include two sons; Christopher Lee Foster and Michael Christopher Foster of Keysville, Va.; his step-mother, Sonja M. Foster of the home; his step-father, Jimmy Tarkington of Roper; one brother, Robert Carl Foster, Jr., of St. Augustine, Fla.; one step-brother, Allen S. Navaroo of the home, and his paternal grandparents, J.R. and Margaret Foster of the Pamlico Beach community. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; Jessie T. and Betty Jean Moore.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Monday, September 25, 2006)

Rosa Adams Foster

Mrs. Rosa Adams “Crick” Foster, age 83, a resident of 388 Ralphs Road, Belhaven, NC died Monday October 11, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday October 13, 2010 at the Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Pastor Alan Harmon.  Mrs. Crick [sic] was born in Beaufort County on August 30, 1927 daughter of the late Garfield Adams and the late Janie Marie Baynor Adams. She attended Pantego Schools and married Ralph Benjamin Foster on March 16, 1943 who preceded her in death on January 17, 1996. Mrs. Crick [sic] worked at Skippy Peanut Butter Plant in Portsmouth, VA and later at Blue Channel Crab Company in Belhaven. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Belhaven.  Survivors include a daughter: Francis F. Bonney of Belhaven; two grandsons: Perry Bonney and his wife Sarah and Brian Bonney and his wife Betsy all of Belhaven; a sister: Marie Davenport of Belhaven; and four great grandchildren: Candace Bonney, Erin Bonney and her husband Phillip, Jennifer Bonney and Rebekah Bonney. Mrs. Crick [sic] was preceded in death by a twin sister: Bonita Levidy and a brother: Edmond “Buddy” Adams.  The family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday October 12, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home of her grandson Perry Bonney located at 296 Ralphs Road, Belhaven, NC.   Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Foster family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Daniel G. Fowle
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA) - April 8, 1891; pg. 2

Mary Payne Fowle

Ms. Mary Payne Fowle, age 85, a resident of the Waterford Place Apartments in Washington, died March 9, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A service celebrating her life will be held Monday March 24 at 10:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, NC. A reception will immediately follow.  Ms. Fowle , born in St. Louis, MO, was raised in Chattanooga, TN, the daughter of the late Reverend Dr. James L. and Katherine Fowle originally of Washington, NC. A 1947 graduate of Peace College, she was a social worker for the Chattanooga Tumor Clinic for most of her career. She also assisted her father in his ministry recording sermons, teaching bible studies, and accompanying him on outreach travels.  Ms. Fowle enjoyed summers with her dad, relatives, and friends at their log-cabin cottage, “JAMAKA”, which was located on River Road outside of Washington, NC. She always spoke fondly of her time there, and would proudly remind all that the name derived from JAmes (her dad), MAry (herself), and KAtherine, her mother.  She will be long remembered for her kindness and sweet smile, and her love for animals. Ms. Fowle exuded a genuine warmth that made all feel special. Her soft heart for dogs led to the rescue of countless strays in Chattanooga and Washington.  A devout Christian and biblical scholar, Ms. Fowle never wavered in her love for Christ and her confidence that in death she was destined for a better place.  The family wishes to express its appreciation for the exceptional care provided by the staff of River Trace Nursing Home and the caring hands at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Fowle family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Cindy Beason Fox

Mrs. Cindy Beason Fox, formerly of Washington, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, in Severn, Md.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Howell Funeral Home, Jessup, Md., with pastor Noland Henson officiating. Burial will follow in Meadwood Cemetery, Elkridge, Md.  Mrs. Fox was born July 9, 1959, the daughter of the late William H. and Marcell Robinson Beason. She graduated from the Washington City Schools and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from N.C. Central University. She was married to George R. Fox, who survives. She pursued a career in mortgage banking.  Survivors include three children, Crystal, Yvette and Denzel and one sister, Anita Beason Gibbs.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, May 2, 2008)

Katie Olivia Ambrose Foxwell

Katie Olivia Ambrose Foxwell, a resident of Suffolk, Va., died Nov. 10, 2011, in her home.  She was born in Beaufort County on March 15, 1937. Katie graduated from Bath High School in 1957 and worked on the farm with her late parents, William E. and Modie Boyd Ambrose, until her marriage to John Edward Foxwell on Nov. 19, 1957. She lost her beloved husband on Aug. 15, 2004.  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, with the Rev. Tom Potter officiating. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are by Sturtevant Funeral Home, Suffolk.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, November 13, 2011)

Kenneth Wayne Foy, Sr.

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Foy, Sr., age 64, a resident of 501 E. Main St., Washington, died Thursday, October 30, 2008 at his home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 1, 2008 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in the Brown Chapel and will be conducted by Rev. A. Donald Wiesner. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mr. Foy was born in Onslow Co. on April 18, 1944 to the late Robert and Minnie Jones Foy. He married Mary Anne Nunnally on September 19, 1998 who survives. Mr. Foy was a graduate of Jones Co. High School and was employed in the retail business most all of his life, working for Maola Ice Cream Co. in New Bern, Jacksonville and Greenville, Harris Supermarket in Greenville and Jeffery’s Beer and Wine until his retirement. Survivors include his wife Mary Anne Foy of the home, two daughters, Tina Foy Cox of Greenville, Jennifer Foy Holloman and husband Mike of Grimesland; one son, Kenneth “Kete” Wayne Foy, Jr. of Greenville; one step-daughter, Katie D. Barkley and husband Christopher of Raleigh; one brother, James Foy of Jackson, TN; one grandson, Robert Charles Cox II and one sister-in-law, Carol M. Nunnally of Garner. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Foy and David Foy and one sister, Carolyn Yates.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington serving the Foy family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, November 1, 2008)

Yvonne Cardoze Fraley

Mrs. Yvonne Cardoze Fraley, age 81, of 664 Black Road, Washington, died Tuesday Sept. 18, 2007, at Britthaven of Washington.  The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Paul Funeral Home of Washington with Pastor David Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Fraley was born in the Dutch West Indies, Curacao Island, on March 11, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Dario Secundino Cardoze and the late Sila Catarina Henriquez Cardoze. On Sept. 29, 1944, she married Freelen Leroy Fraley Sr., who preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1991.  Surviving Mrs. Fraley are three sons, Freelen Fraley Jr., and wife, Barbara, of Pollocksville, Michael Fraley and wife, Debra, of Chocowinity, Timothy Fraley and friend, Elizabeth Williford, of Blounts Creek; one sister, Vivienne Hoogenbergen of Caracas, Venezuela; six grandchildren, DeDe Jefferson, Dawn Jones, Crystal Fraley, David Fraley, Betty Yvonne Fraley and Alexis Fraley; and three great-grandchildren, Megan Jones, Aubrey Jones and Caylee Jones.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home 664 Black Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Fraley family.  (The Sun-Journal (New Bern, NC) - Thursday, September 20, 2007)

Silvia J. Ratcliff Frank

AUSTIN, TX. - Sylvia J. Ratcliff Frank, 60, passed away on February 5, 1998 in Austin, Texas after a four year battle with cancer. She was born in Beaufort County North Carolina on September 27, 1937 to Amy and John L. Ratcliff, Jr.  She was preceded in death by her father on October 18, 1956.  She married James R. Frank and devoted the rest of her life to her husband and their three sons. She endured the many family moves of a military career and provided much love, support and courage through the associated hardships. She will be missed by her family and friends throughout the world.   Sylvia is survived by her husband, Jim of Austin; mother, Amy L. Ratcliff of Pantego, NC; brother, John L. Ratcliff, III of Wilson, NC; sons, Rick Frank and his wife Stacey, Steve Frank, Jeff Frank; grandchildren, Jamie and Brittney Frank all of Austin.  Visitation will be held at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 1998, and 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, February 9, 1998 at Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven and other times at the home of her mother, Mrs. Amy Ratcliff, Pantego.  Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at the Hebron Methodist Church, in Pantego, NC. Interment will follow in the Oak Dale Cemetery in Washington, NC.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, NC.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – February 8, 1998; pg. B7)

Byron Woodward Franklin

Mr. Byron Woodward Franklin, age 90, a resident of Autumnfield passed away on March 21, 2012 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.  Memorial services will be 1:30 PM Friday, March 30, 2012 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath and will be conducted by Father Eric Zubler.  Byron Franklin was born in San Antonio TX. He earned a degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1941. He served during World War II as a fighter pilot in the United States Marines 1942-1946. Franklin received a Bachelors in Architecture from MIT in 1949. His early work experience came from three Cambridge MA firms: W. A. Bogner, Carl Koch, and R. W. Kennedy. After active duty, he continued his service as a fighter pilot trainer in Kinston for a year in 1952.  In 1953, he started his own firm and designed many projects, including the Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in New Bern NC, St. Andrews Methodist Church in Raleigh, and Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Research Triangle Park, both in 1969. By 1970, he had an office in North Hills Mall in Raleigh. At some point he moved to Washington NC and spent his last years in a retirement home in Bath NC. Mr. Franklin was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath.  Surviving family members are his daughter: Sandra K. Franklin of Raleigh; daughter-in-law: Betsy Hubbard of Wade, NC and two grandchildren: Patrick Franklin and Robert Franklin.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Belhaven is honored to be serving the Franklin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Catherine Neil Nicholls Franz

Catherine Neil Nicholls Franz age 51, a resident of 975 Gum Point Road, Bath NC died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at her home.  A memorial service will be held 11:00AM Saturday, March 31, 2012 at her home by the water she so loved officiated by Ed Hamrick. In case of inclement weather services will be held at the Bath Ruritan Club Building located at 808 Highway 92, Bath, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Mrs. Franz was born in Beaufort County, July 23, 1960 the daughter of the late Henry "Puz" Lee Nicholls, Jr. and Charlotte Kugler "Kay" Tankard Nicholls who survives. Neil graduated from Washington High School and later attended the University of North Carolina. She received her degree in Computer Science from Beaufort Community College. Neil was married to Thomas "Tommy" Henry Franz on November 23, 1993. She worked with the Beaufort County Board of Elections. Neil was known for being a dedicated ECU Pirate fan. She had a great love for animals especially her dogs and cats, the river was close to her heart and often she worked with her husband Tommy. Spending time with her family gave her the most happiness in life.  Along with her mother and husband she is survived by a son, Thomas Franz of Wilmington, NC; two daughters, Brett F. O'Brien and husband Robert of Greenville, NC and Erin Franz of Washington, NC; a brother, Lee Nicholls III of Washington, NC; three sisters, Charlotte N. Mason and husband George of Washington, NC; Caroline N. Cutler and husband Jim of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Sally K. Nicholls of Myrtle Beach, SC; six grandchildren and her loving family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Neil was preceded in death by a brother Hal Martin Nicholls.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Franz family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

Joyce Claire Frederick

Joyce Claire Frederick age 79, a resident of 15058 Highway 33 East, Blounts Creek, NC died Friday, January 4, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington.  A funeral service will be held 7:00 PM Monday, January 7, 2013 at  Christ Vision Church in Blounts Creek, NC officiated by Pastor Ray Webb. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5:30 PM until the funeral hour at the church.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving Frederick family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Sunday, January 6, 2013)

Chester Daniel Freeman, Sr.

Mr. Chester Daniel Freeman Sr., 90, of 919 Pamlico St., Belhaven, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Cross Creek Healthcare. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Belhaven. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Saturday, April 25, 2009)

David Freeman, Jr.

Mr. David Freeman Jr., 79, of 414 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Mary’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Carlton Keyes officiating. Burial will follow in Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville.  Mr. Freeman was born in Beaufort County on Dec. 18, 1927. He was the son of the late David Freeman Sr. and Ida Carter Freeman. He was an Army veteran. He was married to Eula Boone Freeman, who survives.  Survivors include six children; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Burnice Freeman of Manhattan, N.Y., Ann Freeman of Queens, N.Y., and Sylvia F. Sanders of the Terra Ceia community, Pantego; and one brother, Johnny Freeman of Bronx, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Willie Ray Freeman, Melvin Freeman, Charlie Freeman and Wanda F. Jennette.  The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of his sister, Sylvia F. Sanders, Terra Ceia community, Pantego.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, March 15, 2007)

Helen Sutton Freeman

Helen Sutton Freeman, 88, a resident of Autumnfield, Belhaven, died Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at Pungo District Hospital. She was born in Belhaven, North Carolina on May 27th, 1918 to the late Nancy Brooks Sutton and John Sutton.  She graduated from Beaufort County High School (Pantego, NC) in 1936. She attended Elizabeth City State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in 1940. After working for a while, she returned to school to get her Master’s degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University. Her master thesis was a study of preschool children and was recognized in the Who’s Who in Thesis in 1959. She continued her work in education and taught in the public school system for 37 years retiring in 1978.  She was an extraordinary teacher known for her creative ways of helping students learn from crawling on the floor to teaching them how to dance. As a result of her musical ability, she organized glee clubs in the schools and encouraged students to pursue their natural ability and talents. In 1972, she was honored as one of the outstanding elementary school teachers in America. Since that time, she has received several honors from the public school system as well as alumni associations. She was a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators, Beaufort County Teachers Association as well as chairperson of the Comprehensive School Improvement Program.  She married Mr. Chester D. Freeman from Roper, North Carolina on May 5, 1942 and they have been together for 64 years. After eleven years of marriage they had their only child, Rev. Chester D. Freeman, Jr. The Freemans grew up in First Baptist Church where Mrs. Freeman’s mother was one of the founding members. Mrs. Freeman holds the title of the longest membership and the oldest member. She served in many capacities over the years: Choir Director, Organist, Pianist, Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess, and several capacities of president and secretary of church committees.  Her outreach extended beyond her local church. She was considered a truly ecumenical person. She served as interim organist and choir director for several denominations from the Saint Reddick Baptist Church, where she was made an honorary member, to the Episcopal Church. She provided vocal as well as instrumental music for weddings, funerals and organizational meetings. She was the founding member of Church Women United and served as president of that organization for several years.  She has received several awards from the church, school and community. She received a resolution from the Belhaven Centennial Committee for her contributions to the Belhaven Community. She was always one of the first people to offer food, clothing or assistance when the hurricanes swept through this community. She received a certificate of appreciation from the North Carolina Association of Future Homemakers of America. She always tried to spend time visiting the sick in the hospitals and offering her services whenever possible for volunteer work.  Recently she received a lifetime achievement award for her service to First Baptist Church. The church made a proclamation that the church anniversary will be known as Freeman Day. She always encouraged others to do their best and to let their light shine regardless of however small.  Survivors include one brother, Clyde Sutton of Bronx, N.Y.  A funeral service will be conducted 2:15 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2006, at First Baptist Church, Belhaven, NC with Rev. Marc DeNeal officiating. Burial will follow at Northside Cemetery, Belhaven, NC.  Viewing will be 1:15 p.m. until the hour of the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, NC.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, November 17, 2006)

Paul Marion Freeman

Paul Marion Freeman, age 60, a resident of Gallberry Rd., Washington, NC, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home. There will be a celebration of his life "At the Camp" at "High Noon" (12:00 pm), Saturday, February 1.  Paul was born October 22, 1953 in Beaufort County, son of the late Jennings B. Freeman and Marion Worthy who survives. He graduated from Washington High School and lived in Beaufort County his entire life. Mr. Freeman was a self-employed environmental service contractor, carpenter and farmer. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and a member of the Southern Dismal Wildlife Hunting Club.  In addition to his mother he is survived by his daughter, Brittany Freeman Stanley of Chocowinity; his brothers, Ford Worthy Freeman and Jennings "Bryan" Freeman, Jr. both of Washington; and his granddaughter, Brielle Helen Stanley.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Theodore M. Freeman

Mr. Theodore M. Freeman, Jr. - Early Wednesday morning a man of simple pleasures finished his course victoriously. He was surrounded by his family, the loving nurses of Beaufort County Medical Center, and his special friend, Barr Coleman.  Ted lived 84 full years. He knew how to eliminate the clutter of life and focus on what is most important: to love patiently and without judgment and to recognize the value of each day as it unfolds. He edified others and not himself. A child’s laugh never escaped his attention, nor did a stray animal or the beauty of a steam engine.  After being educated in Hillsborough, Ted enlisted in the Marines, serving his country for 4 years in the Second Marine Division in the Pacific in World War II. He survived 5 beach landings and his ship being kamikazed and sunk, to return home, where he met the love of his life, Beatrice Smith Freeman, 64 years ago. Their devotion to each other has been an inspiration.  The Freeman family history has been integrated with railroads for many generations, with Ted continuing the tradition. He was employed with Norfolk Southern Railroad for 46 years. Ted was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washington. He served as a Director of the Roadmaster’s Association for many years, was a member of the Railroad Trianmen, The American Railway Engineering Association, and the Roadmaster’s Association. Most importantly, he was the only one who could assemble his grandson’s electric train.  216 Dogwood Drive was their family home since 1974. Their neighbors have been a constant source of love and encouragement, especially Ted’s devoted friend, Bill Sprenkle.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 7th, at Maplewood Cemetery in Clayton, North Carolina, with Dr. James Moore officiating. There will be a celebration of Mr. Freeman’s life on Tuesday, August 11th, at the First Baptist Church in Washington at 2o’clock, with Dr. Moore and Dr. Barmer officiating.    The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, August 6th, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, June and Jim Nance, 111Honey Pod Farm in Washington.  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Smith Freeman; a daughter and son-in-law, June and Jim Nance; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kathryn and Adam Roark; a great grandson, Theodore (Ted) Roark. Ted has 5 sisters, Mrs. Gloria Wagner, Mrs. Sylvia Bult, Mrs. Diane Hancock, Mrs. Carolyn Hightower, Mrs. Jayne Kirkpatrick and one brother, Jerry Freeman.  (Hillside Funeral Home)

Elizabeth M. Fritze

Elizabeth M. Fritze, 61, Oct. 13.  Graveside 2 p.m., Friday, Dixon family cemetery, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, Alliance.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – October 14, 1999)

David Aaron Fritzler

Mr. David Aaron Fritzler “Fritz”, age 60, of 6354 NC Hwy 99 South, Belhaven, NC died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Sidney Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery and will be conducted by Pastor David Pooser.  David was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on September 10, 1952 to Marilyn Aurilla Kath Fritzler Christensen and John Fritzler. He was a graduate of Scottsbluff High School and attended Scottsbluff Junior College prior to joining the Navy on May 21, 1971 with an honorable discharge on May 27, 1975. Work was a true passion of his, and he dedicated 25 years of his life to PCS Phosphate of Aurora, NC and 7 years to Sandhills Utilities Services, LLC of Fayetteville, NC. David was also a member of Sidney Free Will Baptist Church.  David loved his family with all of his heart and is survived by his loving wife and caregiver: Juanita Cutler Fritzler; one son: Brandon Hill Fritzler and his wife Mary McCotter Fritzler of Bayboro, NC; one daughter: Katherine E. “Katie” Fritzler and her husband D.R. Alligood, Jr. of Washington, NC; one brother: J. Marc Fritzler and his wife Desyl Peterson of Maple Plain, MN; two grandchildren: Maria Nicole Fritzler of Bayboro, NC and Samantha Renee Williams of Belhaven, NC; several other extended family members, friends and the baby dogs Bacio and Mina.  David was preceded in death by both of his parents (John & Marilyn), sister (Mary E. Fritzler Beezley) and his vibrant son (David “Aaron” Fritzler, II).  The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington, NC and other times at the home of his wife, Juanita Cutler Fritzler, 6354 NC 99 Hwy S., Belhaven, NC.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Fritzler family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

David Aaron Fritzler, II

Mr. David “Aaron” Fritzler II, age 26, of 6354 N.C. Hwy 99 S., Belhaven died Monday, January 28, 2008.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2008 at the Sidney Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. David Pooser. Carroll Selby, Joshua Selby, David Davis, Mark Cordon, Tommy Bonner, Carlton “Moose” Wells, Eric “Bubba” Wells and James Jones will serve as pallbearers.  Aaron was born in Beaufort Co. on October 8, 1981 to David Aaron and Juanita Cutler Fritzler who survive. He was a graduate of Northside High School, was a member of Sidney Free Will Baptist Church and worked as a commercial fisherman.  Survivors include his parents of the home, David Aaron and Juanita Cutler Fritzler, one brother, Brandon Fritzler of Belhaven, one sister, Katie Fritzler of the home, two nieces, Samantha Williams of Wilmington, Maria Fritzler of Belhaven, maternal grandmother, Shirley Mae Cutler Wells of Phoebus, VA, aunts and uncles, Anita and William Charnock of Hampton, VA, Vera and James Parrish of Oklahoma City, OK, Tammy and Craig Hannum of Poqouson, VA, Carlton Wells of Phoebus, VA, Eric and Angela Wells of Hampton, VA, Marc Fritzler of Maple Plain, MN, Mary Beezley of Colorado Springs, CO, several cousins and extended family and the baby dogs Bacio and Mina.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Fritzler and Marilyn Aurilla Kath Fritzler Christensen, maternal grandfather, James Jarvis Cutler, Jr. and maternal step grandfather, “Papa” Benjamin Macklin Wells.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home 6354 N.C. 99 Hwy S., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Fritzler family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, January 31, 2008)

Beulah Mae Stowe Frizzell

Beulah Mae Stowe Frizzell (1926-2005), age 78, of Grosse Ile, Michigan, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2005 at William Beaumont Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Frizzell was born September 10, 1926 at Washington, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Howard Lamar and Alice Mae Singleton Stowe. She was a homemaker, a member of Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church, attended First United Methodist Church in New Hudson, MI, was a former volunteer with Brighton Hospital, and was the first president of Fairview Independent School System PTSA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Charles Graham Frizzell in 2003. She is survived by two sons, Rick Frizzell and his wife Linda of Grosse Ile, MI and Graham Lamonte Frizzell of New Hudson, MI; one daughter, Jane Alice Pushee of Grosse Ile, MI; two brothers, Bobby Marshall Stowe of Bunn, NC and Howard Lamar Stowe, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida; eight grandchildren, Logan, David, Shannon, Amy, Tracy, Sarah, Meghann and Jessica; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Michael Locklear. Burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Caniff Funeral Home in Ashland, Kentucky and one hour before services Wednesday at the Church.  (Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) – June 1, 2005; pg. B4)

Cynthia Elizabeth Allen Fry

Cynthia Elizabeth (Allen) Fry was born June 29th, 1951 in Washington, North Carolina to Freeman and Hilda Foreman Allen. Cynthia graduated from Plymouth High School in Plymouth North Carolina in 1969 and attended Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She married Gary Wayne Fry on May 27th, 1972. Three children were born to this union. Cynthia was a dedicated pastor’s wife and served the First Free Will Baptist Church in Mtn. Grove, Missouri where her husband served as youth pastor from 1972 until 1976 and as pastor from 1981 until 2004. She assisted her husband as he served as Pastor of the Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church in Bratt, Florida from 1976-1981. She was a dedicated teacher, receiving her teacher’s degree from SMSU. She spent her entire teaching career at Mountain Grove Christian Academy from its inception until poor health forced her retirement. She loved her Lord, her family and her church and was selflessly dedicated to all three. She was a talented artist, interior decorator and florist. She enjoyed working with children and taught Sunday School her entire life.  She will be remembered for her ready smile and willing hand to any who needed help.  She is survived by her husband Gary of Lebanon, MO, her daughter Jessica Gainey and her husband Mark of Nashville, Tennessee; her son Thadaeus and his wife Laura of Ozark, MO and her daughter Katy of the home, three grandsons, Isaac and Tate Gainey and Harrison Fry. She is also survived by her mother Hilda Allen of Plymouth, North Carolina, her brother Mike Allen and his wife Cathy of Louisville, Mississippi, her brother Grant Allen and his wife Joanna of Plymouth, North Carolina and her brother Steve Allen and his wife Denise of Donguan, China. She was preceded in death by her father Freeman Allen and a grandson, Aden Gainey.  Our lives have been profoundly influenced by her presence. We are anxious for our coming reunion in Heaven!  Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15  Memorial services for Cynthia Fry were held Monday, December 1, 2 p.m. in the First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Pinkerton and Rev. Joe Wilson officiating. Those serving as singers were Jessica Gainey, Ray Bradley, Charles Dean, Heather Moore and Cara Conway. Song selections were “The Light Of That City,” “Amazing Grace” and “Going Home.” Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove, Missouri.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, December 2, 2008)

Edith Warren  Fulcher

AURORA - Edith Warren Fulcher, 96, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Whitehill Free Will Baptist Church.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitehill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  She is survived by two sons, Marvin Fulcher and his wife, Joyce, of Aurora and Joseph Fulcher and his wife, Betty, of Navarre, Fla.; one daughter, Joyce Gaskins of New Bern; a daughter-in-law, Glenda Fulcher of Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Fulcher.  The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, just prior to the funeral service.  Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home and Cremations, Alliance.  (The Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - Tuesday, December 18, 2007)

Joseph Theodore Fulcher

AURORA - Mr. Joseph Theodore “Ted” Fulcher, 57, of 8062 N.C. Highway 306 South, Aurora, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at his home.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lee Cemetery in the Small community of Aurora with the Rev. David Linton officiating.  Mr. Fulcher was born in Beaufort County on Nov. 7, 1949, son of the late Joseph O. Fulcher Jr. and the late Doris Brothers Fulcher. He graduated from Aurora High School. He served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division as a first-class rigger during the Vietnam War. In civilian life, he was a welder with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, CMF Company and Roberts Company.  Mr. Fulcher was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Fulcher.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Fulcher family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Wednesday, May 23, 2007)

Milton Cedric Fulcher, Jr.

Mr. Milton Cedric Fulcher Jr. of Britthaven of Snow Hill died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 after a prolonged illness.  Mr. Fulcher was born in Washington, where he graduated from Washington High School. He served in the Army. He worked as a credit manager in the furniture industry most of his life.  Survivors include one brother, John McCoy Fulcher of Washington; one son, John Gerrit Fulcher of Felton, Del., and one daughter, Debbie Fulcher Rinker of Middletown, Ind.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Thursday, October 26, 2006)

Rondal Lee Fulcher, Sr.

Mr. Rondal Lee “Bubba” Fulcher Sr., 55, of 731 Hudnell St., Washington, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in White Oak Chapel Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath, with Elder Kirk T. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Fulcher was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 9, 1952. He was the son of Addie Gibbs Fulcher of Bath, and the late Lee Randolph Fulcher. He attended the Brooklyn, N.Y., Schools. He was married to Gail Ballad Fulcher, who survives. He was employed as a truck driver with Empire Fruit and Produce Trucking Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.  Survivors include six daughters, Lisa Fulcher of Boston, Mass., Tashawnda “Sharelle” Fulcher, Pamela Fulcher-Flood and Nakia Fulcher, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kawanna Fulcher of Scarsboro, N.J., and Lacy Goldston of Harrisburg, Pa.; six sons, Rondal L. Fulcher Jr., Ramale Fulcher, Kendal Goldston, Donnell Fulcher, Quentin Fulcher and Ronald Fulcher, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one stepson, Davonte Ballad of Brooklyn, N.Y.; eight brothers, Melvin Fulcher, Alvin Spencer and Reginald Spencer, all of Washington, Bernard Spencer, Linvert Spencer Jr. and James T. Riddick, all of Bath, and Raymond Spencer and Harry Spencer, both of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Millie Spencer and Sharon Spencer, both of Atlanta, Ga. and 14 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Loretta Davis and Wanda Fulcher.  The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 181 Possum Hill Road, Bath.  Arrangements are by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, June 14, 2008)

Coley Manford Fulford

Coley Manford Fulford, a retired Baltimore County corrections officer, died of a heart attack Monday at Franklin Woods Rehabilitation Center. He was 74 and lived in Middle River.  He retired 10 years ago as an officer at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson after 20 years of service. Earlier, he had worked at the former Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft manufacturing plant in Middle River.  Born in Aurora, N.C., where he attended local schools, he moved to Baltimore in 1944.  In 1945, he married Eunice Bafford, who survives him.  He was a member of Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Road, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow.  He is also survived by a daughter, Shannon Clark of Perry Hall; a brother, Joseph Fulford of Fredericksburg, Va.; and two grandchildren.  (The Sun (Baltimore, MD) – November 5, 1999; pg. B5)

Elma Bunday Rollins Fulford

SNOW HILL - Elma Bundy Rollins Fulford went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2008 after battling cancer. Mrs. Fulford was born August 15, 1928 in Beaufort County to James and Annie Baker. She was retired from Collins & Aikman. She was a member of Howell Swamp FWB Church of Walstonburg and also attended services at Monk’s Memorial Church of Farmville.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, John “Mutt” Bundy, Rev. Robert Rollins and Rev. Nelson Fulford.  Her surviving family includes her daughters, Linda Walston and husband John of Walstonburg, Janie Smith and husband Sammy of Fountain, Judy Tyndall and husband Mitch of Snow Hill; her grandchildren, Michelle Price and husband Steve, Brian Walston of Snow Hill and Crystal Weaver and husband T.J. of Winterville; her great grandchildren, Sarah Price, Rebecca Price and Sophia Weaver; sisters Elizabeth Beamon of Chocowinity, Dorothy Barbour of Washington, who was also a special caregiver, Esther Gibbs of Tarboro, Shirley Woolard of Richlands and Joyce Hagwood of Garner; brothers James “Junior” Baker of Snow Hill; sister-in-laws Dorothy Pittman of Farmville (formerly of Wilson) and Ramona Beamon of Snow Hill; step-children Arnet Barton of Holden Beach, Arminta Harrell of Winston-Salem, Nelson Rollins of New Bern, Jimmy Rollins of Wilson, Linwood Rollins of Wilson, Gwen Kennedy of Pink Hill and Jerome Rollins of New Bern.  Visitation will be at Farmville Funeral Home Monday night, February 18, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of Farmville Funeral Home Tuesday, February 19 at 2 p.m. with interment following at Walstonburg Cemetery. At other times the family will be at the home of Judy and Mitch Tyndall at 2121 Gurganus Road, Snow Hill.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – February 18, 2008)

Ida Ruth Fulford

Ms. Ida Ruth Fulford, 65, of 996 Peedtown Road, Aurora, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Peedtown Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stewart Ham officiating. Burial will follow in Whitehurst Creek Cemetery.  Ms. Fulford was born in Beaufort County on March 6, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Jady B. Fulford. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was a member of Peedtown Baptist Church.  Survivors include three sisters, Lena F. Barber of Aurora, Betty Fulford of Patchouge, N.Y., and Patricia F. Ruso of Holbrook, N.Y.; and seven brothers, John Fulford of Riverhead, N.Y., Lee Fulford of Edward, Cornelius Fulford and Sammy Fulford, both of Bridgehampton, N.Y., Charlie Fulford of Chocowinity, Randy Fulford of Plymouth and Alonza Fulford of Brentwood, N.Y.  The family will receive friends today from 7-8 p.m. at the chapel of Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington, and other times at the home of her sister, Lena Barber, 1015 Lane St., Aurora.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, April 21, 2006)

James R. Fulford

James R. Fulford, 55, 4612 Tamworth Court, Orlando, died Sunday. Born in Washington, N.C., he moved to Orlando from Greensboro, N.C., in 1965. He was the owner-operator of a coin laundry company. He was a Methodist. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Janice L.; mother, Annie Laurie Stancil, North Carolina; son, Richard Lare, Orlando; daughters, Sharon L., Deboran Ann Pherai, Maryann, all of Orlando; brothers, Harry, Charleston, S.C., Colon, Durham, N.C., Joe, Siler City, N.C.; sisters, Janie Langley, Siler City, Helen Horne, Marie, both of Durham; one granddaughter. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.  (The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL) – February 14, 1989; pg. D6)

Joseph Hardy Fulford

Joseph Hardy Fulford, 76, of Spotsylvania, Va. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Mary Washington Hospital.  He was born on Dec. 29, 1934, in Aurora, N.C., to the late Coley Armstead Fulford and Lucy Flowers Fulford.  Joe was a U.S. Air Force veteran of 20 years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant, and a 40-year member of Highway Assembly of God.  He was a genuine man, a strong believer in Christ and a patriotic American. Joe possessed a ready smile and a great sense of humor. Above all, he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved his family very much. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and everyone who knew him.  In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Hall Fulford and all of his siblings, Mary Lupton, Ray Fulford, Hilda Fulford, Manford Fulford, Roger Fulford, and Gary Fulford.  He is survived by his children, Joel Patrick Fulford and his wife Monica of Macon, Ga., Angela Marie Lawson-Smith of Fredericksburg, Jeffrey Scott Fulford and his wife Tracy of Spotsylvania, Va. and Rebecca Ann Fulford of Spotsylvania, Va.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.   (Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Monday, December 19, 2011)

Julia Cleary Fulford

Mrs. Julia Cleary Fulford, age 91, a resident of 1060 W. Pungo St., Belhaven, died Monday, August 16, 2010.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Belhaven Community Cemetery and will be conducted by Linwood Adams.  Mrs. Fulford was born in Beaufort County on April 19, 1919 to the late Alphaeus and Mattie Sadler Foreman. She was a homemaker and a member of West Belhaven Church of Christ. Mrs. Fulford was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Morgan Cleary, Sr. and husband Isaiah Fulford.  Survivors include three daughters, Mattie Ratcliffe, Louise Davis and husband Samuel C. Davis, Sr. and Mary Wallace all of Belhaven; two sons, James Cleary, Sr. and wife Connie of Belhaven and William Cleary and wife Retha of Bath; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren and two sisters; stepchildren, Rennie Johnson of Belhaven, Gray Shackleford of Belhaven, Kay Carter and husband Van of Plymouth, Junior Fulford and wife Patsy of Belhaven, Herbert Fulford and wife Mildred of Lowland, Murrell Fulford and wife Annell of Belhaven and eight step grandchildren . She was preceded in death by one son, Johnie Morgan Cleary, Jr.; one great-grandson; five brothers; two sisters and one step grandchild.  The family received friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home of Mary Wallace, 1035 W. Bay St., Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Fulford family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Patsy Foster Fulford

Mrs. Patsy Foster Fulford, age 61, a resident of 4188 Pamlico Beach Road, Belhaven, NC died Wednesday March 9, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.  A graveside funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday March 12, 2011 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill officiated by Pastor Dean Fulford, Jr. Pallbearers will be Roy L. Foster, Eddie Foster, James Meyers, Van Carter, Morgan Shackelford and Howard Sawyer.  Mrs. Fulford was born in Beaufort County on July 2, 1949 daughter of the late John Roy Foster, Sr. and Myrtle Foster Garris who survives. She attended John A. Wilkinson High School and married Junious Isaiah “Jr.” Fulford, Jr. on April 18, 1976 who survives. Mrs. Fulford was a homemaker and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.  Surviving along with her husband Jr. of the home is her mother: Myrtle Foster Garris of Belhaven; a step father: Billy Garris of Belhaven; two brothers: John Roy Foster, Jr. and his wife Tammy and Eddie Thomas Foster and his wife Debbie all of Belhaven and a community of extended family and friends. Mrs. Fulford was preceded in death by a brother: Eddie Thomas Foster.  Mrs. Fulford will lie in state at her home where the family will receive friends Friday March 11, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Fulford family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Peggy Foster Fulford

Mrs. Peggy Foster Fulford, age 72, a resident of 4681 Pamlico Beach Road, Belhaven, NC died Tuesday December 1, 2009 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Friday December 4, 2009 at the Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church officiated by Rev. Mike Wheeler. Burial will follow in Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill. Neal Fulford, Murl Fulford, Murphy Hopkins, Jr., Mark Braddy, Robert Fulford and Carlton Cornelius will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Fulford was born in Beaufort County on November 2, 1937 daughter of the late Major Wilson Foster and the late Mamie Allena Wilkins Foster. She married Armistead Dean Fulford, Sr. on June 25, 1955 who preceded her in death on June 16, 2002. She was a homemaker who worked home health as a caregiver. Mrs. Fulford was a member of Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended Washington Senior Citizens when her health permitted. She enjoyed painting art but her greatest love was singing for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Mrs. Fulford is survived by a son: A. Dean Fulford, Jr. and his wife Robin of Belhaven; two sisters: Marion Guthrie and Myra Sullivan both of Belhaven; four brothers: Ottis Foster, Carl Foster, Bobby Foster and Willie Foster all of Belhaven and two grandchildren: Caleb Fulford and Leah Fulford who were the apple of grandma’s eye.  The family will receive friends 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday December 3, 2009 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and at other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Fulford family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 3, 2009)

Tristan Lee Fulford

Tristan Lee Fulford, age 4, a resident of 4189 Pamlico Beach Road, Belhaven, NC died Monday May 31, 2010.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 5, 2010 at Pamlico Beach Community Cemetery at Ryder Hill.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Fulford family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charles N. Fuller, Jr.

Charles N. Fuller, Jr., 62, Nov. 15. Funeral 11 a.m., Monday, Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity.  Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – November 17, 2002)

Kent Harwell Fulton

Mr. Kent Harwell Fulton, 58, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at home in Washington, N.C.  The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service in Washington on Friday evening, July 7, 2006. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington with the Rev. Jay Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. David Howdy, David Norwood, Bruce Niederhauser, George Parker, Rodney Hill and Steve Tanner will serve as pallbearers. Kent is survived by his wife, Kathey B. Fulton, and their daughter, Sarah Downs Fulton. He is also survived by his siblings and their families: Woody and Joyce Fulton of Southport, N.C.; Jan and Neal Smith of Winston-Salem, N.C., and their daughter, Rachel Cousart of St. Louis, Mo.; and Beth Fulton of Winston-Salem, N.C. He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Matthew and Emily Cox of Morehead City, N.C.  He was vice president of Carolina Wind Yachting Center, Inc., a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain, and past president of the North Carolina Marina Association. He was a lifelong sailing enthusiast, and spent his last day on the water with family and friends.  Kent was President of Downtown Washington on the Waterfront. He had resided in Washington since 1985, and believed that Washington offered a special sense of community and enriched quality of life.  A native of Winston-Salem, Kent was born on May 2, 1948. His parents were the late James Woodrow Fulton and Ruth Harwell Fulton. Kent graduated from Reynolds High School in 1966. He earned a B.S. degree in mathematics from North Carolina Wesleyan College, a B.S. degree in materials engineering from North Carolina State University, and a master’s in business administration from Duke University. Prior to moving to Washington, Kent worked in the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh for Mead CompuChem and Monsanto Corp. for a number of years. He was a veteran of the United States Army.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Fulton family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Friday, July 7, 2006)

Fannie Pinkham Funderburk

Fannie Funderburk was born to George and Larcey Pinkham of Washington, on June 7, 1917. Fannie was raised on a farm in Washington and attended Bath High School. She saw many changes during her long life.  She met her husband Woodrow while she was enrolled in beauty school in Norfolk, Va. Fannie had a warm personality and was loved by many and had influenced a number of people by her kind nature and insightful understanding of the Holy Bible.  Holidays and birthdays were made very special by the beautiful dinners and cakes she prepared that were enjoyed by all.  After World War II, she and Woodrow and her two children moved to southern California, living in Lawndale, Woodland Hills and the Torrance areas. In 1973, Fannie and her husband moved back to So. Lake Tahoe, joining her son and his family and started A&K Plumbing.  Fannie liked to keep current with the news and was conversant on topics of world events around the world and politics.  She was prevented in her last years from doing a lot of activities she enjoyed such as quilting, reading and sewing because of her declining eyesight.  Fannie was predeceased in death by her brothers, William Pinkham of Washington, and Braxton Pinkham of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., and her husband in 1993.  She is survived by her son Leonard and daughter Laurie Funderburk of So. Lake Tahoe, her two grandsons, “Lucky” Funderburk and wife Erica, their children Gavin and Olivia of Fernley, Nev.; “Levi” and wife Lupe Funderburk and their sons Isaac and Ivan of Cupay, Calif., and several nephews and nieces.  Fannie liked to put on her Sunday best even as a child and go to church. She attended Sierra Community Church in So. Lake Tahoe.  Her wit, wisdom and southern charm will be missed by all who knew her.  Graveside services were held at noon, Monday, Dec. 5, at Happy Homestead Cemetery, So. Lake Tahoe, Calif.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) – Tuesday, December 6, 2011)

Olga Davis Furbee

PLYMOUTH - Mrs. Olga Davis Furbee, 90, who was a resident of the Plumbee Nursing Center, died Monday evening at the Washington County Hospital following a lengthy illness.  A native of Beaufort County, born November 21, 1906, Mrs. Furbee was the daughter of the late David C. and Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd Davis.  She was married to the late Holland Allen, who died in 1953, and later remarried Howard J. Furbee who died in 1980.  She was a member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church at Pantego.  Surviving are a son, Williams M. Allen of Pantego, and a daughter, Mrs. Louise Norman of Plymouth, as well as four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Horner-Walker Funeral Home with Lloyd Davis officiating.  Burial will be in the Windley Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) - Thursday, January 30, 1997; pg. 11A)

Ruth E. Bonner Furcron

Ruth E. Bonner Furcron, 98, of Westville Grove, formerly of Philadelphia, died Sunday at Underwood-Memorial Hospital, Woodbury.  Mrs. Furcron, a homemaker, was born in Washington, N.C., and had lived in Philadelphia before moving to Westville Grove 17 years ago.  Survivors: a son and a daughter-in-law, William and Jean Furcron, with whom she lived; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Services: private. Associated National Cremation Services, Westville.  (The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) – July 28, 1994)

Arthur W. Furlough, Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY - Arthur W. Furlough, Jr., 78, died Friday afternoon, May 25, 2001, in the Guardian Care Nursing Home.  He was born in Washington, N.C. to the late Arthur W. and Laura Ambrose Furlough and was the widower of Clara Dassell Furlough. Mr. Furlough was a retired major of the U.S. Army having served for 26 years, a former agent for State Farm Insurance Co., a member of Mount Tabor Freewill Baptist Church, a Mason and Shriner, and a member of the American Legion.  Mr. Furlough is survived by two sisters, Olean Spruill of Chesapeake and Ella Knight of Norfolk; three brothers, Horace Furlough of Monticello, Ark., Jennings Furlough of Brandonburg, Ky., and Frank Furlough of Chocowinity, N.C. He was predeceased by two brothers, Burnie Furlough and Jordan Furlough.  A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., by Wayne Spruill. Burial will be in the Holy Family Catholic Church Cremation Gardens. The family will greet friends and relatives at the funeral home immediately following the funeral service.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – May 29, 2001; pg. B9)

Chester Furlough

Mr. Chester Furlough, age 82, our loved one and friend, a resident of 537 Barwick Drive, Washington, NC went home to be with the Lord on Monday June 9, 2008.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday June 12, 2008 at the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington, officiated by Steve Hill and Ray West. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Mr. Furlough’s grandchildren along with Mr. Kenny Edwards and Mr. Clint Sorenson will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be: Charles Boahn, Jack Clayton, Maxie Gavin, Kenneth Holland, Norwood Houston, Jim Joyner, Mark Lilley, Donald Wallace, Russell Waters, Max Wilkerson, Cedric Woolard, Emmett Powell, Michael Price, Spencer Woolard, Harold Alligood, Mike Caton, Ben Grant, Bobby Whitley and Ted Clayton.  Mr. Furlough was born June 1, 1926, son of the late Jodie Agar and Hulda Clifton Furlough. He attended Washington County Schools. He served his country in the US Army as a World War II Veteran where he served in the South Pacific Theater. On December 24, 1950, he married the former Iris Rose. Mr. Furlough was employed with the NC Department of Transportation for 33 years. He and William Henry Silverthorne owned F&S Paving for 19 years. Mr. Furlough was a lifelong worker in the church and he was a member of First Church of Christ. He formerly served on the Board as a Deacon of Rosemary Church of Christ for 20 years and on the Board of Open Door Christian Ministries for 8 years. He was also a member of the Beaufort County Grange and VFW.  In addition to his wife, Iris of the home, he is survived by his children: Chris W. Furlough and his wife, Nancy; Dennis W. Furlough and his wife, Pam all of Washington; and Glenda R. Furlough of the home; his sister, Vivian Holten of Creswell; his grandchildren: Lauren O. Furlough, Jessica M. Furlough, Amy Furlough Edwards, C. Leigh Furlough, Cody W. Furlough and Caleb J. Furlough; and a special cousin, Myra Marriner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Hubert Ray Furlough.  The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Furlough Family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, June 11, 2008)

Annie B. Furman

Annie B. Furman, 91, March 8. Funeral 2 p.m., Saturday, Trinity Episcopal Church, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – March 9, 2001)

H. Polly Fyle

Mrs. H. Polly Fyle, 83, a former resident of 351 Jones Bridge Road, Pinetown, died Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 19, 2009, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Woodrow Freeze officiating.  The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington.  Mrs. Fyle was born August 25, 1925 in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late William T. Windley and Katie Radcliff Windley. She was married to her husband of 62 years, Samuel Leon “Lee” Fyle, Sr. She graduated from Bath High School and retired as a typist with Elliot Addressing Company in 1955. She was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Samuel “Lee” Fyle; two sons, William T. Fyle and wife, Christy of Wilson, NC and Samuel L. Fyle, Jr. and wife, Sandra of Darlington, SC; one sister, Erma Dean Paul of Moyock, NC; eight grandchildren, Adam T. Fyle, Matt Fyle, Brad Fyle, Samantha Fyle, Trey Fyle, Katie Fyle, Amanda Fyle, and Tommy Fyle; one great-grandchild, Ryder Fyle and one sister-in-law, Marina Windley.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, George T. Windley and Nathan T. Windley; one sister, Rosa Lee Tetterton.  Hillside Funeral Service of Washington is serving the Fyle family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, January 20, 2009)

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