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ORIENTAL - Eugene Frederick Gallagher, 78, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at home. He was a member of the American Legion, an avid fisherman and dog lover. He is survived by his wife, Mavis J. Gallagher; two sons, Daniel Gallagher of Mary Alice, Ky., and Timothy Gallagher of New Milford, Conn.; two daughters, Kathleen Murchison of Danbury, Conn., and Barbara Kolba of Woodbury, Conn.; two stepsons, James A. Jenkins and Garry N. Sandlin, both of New Bern; one stepdaughter, Roxy Bloomberg of New Bern; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.   (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Friday, August 6, 2010)

Claudia Mae Gallop

Claudia Mae Gallop, 74, a longtime homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at her South Baltimore home. She was 74.  A native of Chocowinity, N.C., the former Claudia Chapman attended the old Elizabeth City State Teachers College and married Ishmael Gallop in 1947. He died in 1972.  Mrs. Gallop enjoyed reading and cooking, and was a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church, 2616 Ridgely St., where services were to be held at 11 a.m. today.  She is survived by four sons, Ernest Williams, Clarence Williams, Donald Gallop and Ishmael Gallop Jr., all of Baltimore; six daughters, Claudette Gallop Finch, Sheila Gallop Mitchell, Beatrice Gallop and Barbara Gallop Gardner, all of Baltimore, Mary Gallop Quittley of Newark, N.J., and June Gallop of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Fenner Chapman of Washington, N.C.; three sisters, Clara Moore of Baltimore, Flonnie Moore of Memphis, Tenn., and Jamale Crawford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.  (The Sun (Baltimore, MD) – February 1, 1998)

Joseph Rupert Galloway

Mr. Joseph Rupert “Joe” Galloway, 63, of 345 N. Sixth St., Aurora, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern.  A graveside service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Warren Memorial Cemetery, Blounts Creek, with the Revs. Graham Lane and Earl Sadler Jr. officiating.  Mr. Galloway was married to Mary Ellen Galloway, who survives. He was a member of the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department. He was a former member of the Aurora Town Council and Aurora Rescue Squad. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bonnerton.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations, Alliance.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006)

Irene Lopez Garcia

Irene Lopez Garcia, age 77, a resident of 114 E. 4th Street, Washington, NC died Saturday November 26, 2011 at UHS-Beaufort Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 7:30PM Monday November 28, 2011 at the First Hispanic Baptist Church 4770 US Hwy. 17N Washington, NC.   The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 6:00PM until the funeral hour.  Graveside services will be held 11:00AM Tuesday November 29, 2011 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens.   Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Lopez family.  (Pamlico Funeral & Cremation Service)

George S. Gardner

Mr. George S. Gardner, age 85, a lifetime resident of Washington died Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Beaufort County Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM, Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church. Reverend Danny Allen will officiate. The burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and Tunney Nunnalee, Dr. Zeno Edwards, Harvey Dixon and Edmund Buckman, Jr. will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Gardner was born in Beaufort County on September 28, 1925, son of Claud and Juanita Gardner. He was a graduate of Washington High School and proudly served during World War II where he earned a Purple Heart. After the war, he returned to Washington and was the owner of C.O. Tankard Company until his retirement. He was a past president of the North Carolina Beer Wholesalers Association and served on the Washington City Council. Mr. Gardner was a member of the Washington Yacht and Country Club where he was an avid golfer for many years. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church where he attended the Frank E. Ruble Sunday School Class.  Mr. Gardner is predeceased by his daughter, Claudia Parvin and by his first wife, the former Edna Earl Nichols, both of Washington.  He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ruth A. Gardner and his sisters, Frances Gardner Snyder and Jane Gardner Hodges both of Washington; his children, Margaret Brewbaker and husband, Doug of New Bern, NC; Georgia Anne Atkins and husband, Tom of Washington; Adele Gardner of Raleigh; Ann VanDyke and husband, Mike of Charlotte, NC and son, Joseph H. Pridgen and wife, Nancy of Glen Allen, VA.  Mr. Gardner, “Pop Daddy” was also the proud grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at 12:30 on Thursday at the church with the service to begin at 2:30 and other times at the home located at 506 Northwood Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gardner Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Jessie Mae Whitney Gardner

Mrs. Jessie Mae Whitney Gardner, 85, of 604 W. 11th St., Washington, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at her home.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington.  Mrs. Gardner was born May 22, 1922, in Hyde County. She was the daughter of the late Beulah Whitney and James Monroe. She attended the public schools of Hyde County. Mrs. Gardner was a member of Mount Hebron Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Washington. She was married to Harold Gardner Sr., who preceded her in death on March 17, 1980.  Survivors include two daughters, Annie G. Adams of Belhaven and Lizzie G. Langley of Washington; three sons, Curtis Gardner, Harold Gardner Jr. and Donald Ray Gardner, all of Washington; two sisters, Mary Lee Hardy of Swan Quarter and Gertrude Kenlaw of Washington; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Pernell Whitney.  The family will receive friends at the home, 604 W. 11th St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Wednesday, October 31, 2007)

Mitchell Reed Gardner

Mr. Mitchell Reed (K.W.) Gardner, age 74, a resident of 555 East 9th Street, died Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital as a result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident.  A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2007 at the Woolard Family Cemetery, Betsy Elbow Road, Washington, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Moore.  The following will serve as pallbearers: Frank Godley, Kenny Parker, Randy Ange, Paul Winslow, Mitchell Warren, and Leslie Miller, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Scott, Edmund Evans, Bill Shavender and Alpheus Lewis.  Mr. Gardner was born in Pitt county on June 7, 1933. He was the son of the late Wyatt Gardner and Lucretia Jones Gardner. Mr. Gardner served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was the retired owner and operator of Gardner Trucking Company. Mr. Gardner was a member of the Washington Moose Lodge.  On December 3, 1983, Mr. Gardner married the former Joyce Miller, who survives.  Surviving with his wife are four daughters, Sandy Godley and her husband, Frank of Washington, Lisa Adams of Greenville, Michelle Chrismon of West Virginia, and Michelle Gardner of New Bern; one son, Mitchell Reed Gardner, Jr. of Manning, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Trey Brunson, Cody Godley, Trey Gardner, and Will Gardner.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home of his daughter and son in law, Sandy and Frank Godley, 469 Betsy Elbow Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gardner family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, August 17, 2007)

William Allen Downs Garner

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

 Alphonza Garnett

Mr. Alphonza “Al” Garnett, 78, of 3028 John Small Ave., Washington, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Gateway Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath, with Elder Ricky Clemmons officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mr. Garnett was born in Beaufort County on Aug. 31, 1929. He was the son of the late William and Lottie Taylor Garnett. He was a 1949 graduate of Belhaven High School. He was an Army veteran. He did further studies in business administration at Nashville School of Business in Nashville, Tenn., and completed his education at William Penn Institute in 1956. He retired as a supply specialist with the federal government after 32 years of service. On Oct. 31, 1953, he married Thelma Winfield Garnett, who survives. He served for six years as a Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Enoch Grand Masonic Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a member of Gateway Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Bath, where he served on the trustee board.  Survivors include two sons, Eddie Garnett and Gregory Garnett, both of Pottstown, Pa.; two sisters, Louise Hopkins of Pantego, and Ludie Ebron of Washington; six brothers, Lee H. Garnett of Philadelphia, Pa., Wilbert Lee Garnett and Robert L. Garnett, both of Bath, Herbert O. Garnett of New York, Carl E. Garnett of Belhaven and James L. Garnett of Columbus, Ga.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the home.  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] – Friday, May 9, 2008)

Charles Brinkley Garrett

Mr. Charles Brinkley Garrett, age 57, a resident of Fredrick Rd., Chocowinity, NC, died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, April11, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service, officiated by Pastor David Pooser. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC and other times at the home of his daughter, Barbara Wilkins, 250 Mansfield Rd., Washington, NC.  Charles was born in Beaufort County on February 17, 1956 son of the late Ira and Sarah Woolard Garrett. He graduated from Bath High School in 1974 and married the former Darlene Fornes. Charles worked in the maintenance department at PCS for 35 years. He was a member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club of Beaufort County.  In addition to his wife he is survived by her daughter, Barbara Wilkins and her husband Dewey "Dee" Wilkins of Washington; his brothers, Rivie Garrett of Lubbock, TX and Ira Simmons Garrett, Jr. of Chocowinity; his sisters, June Roberson and husband Billy of Washington, Barbara Herring of Sidney and Carolyne Everett and husband Wayne of Pinetown; and one granddaughter, Leah DeAnn Wilkins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Everett.  (Hillside Funeral Service)

Tara Louise Tankard Garrett

Mrs. Tara Louise Tankard Garrett, age 38, a resident of 703 Tankard Drive, Bath, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Beaufort County Medical Center. A celebration of Tara’s life will be held 6:00 PM Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Harvest Church, 2020 West 15th Street, Washington, conducted by Pastor Kent Mattox. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wednesday at Harvest Church and other times at the home of her parents, Tad and Treva Tankard, 417 Tankard Drive, Bath. Tara was born March 31, 1972 in Washington, North Carolina. She was a graduate of Emmanuel Christian School and Oral Roberts University. After graduation she moved to Orlando, Florida to teach and it was there she met the ‘love of her life’, Brian Garrett, and was married on December 30, 1995. From the beginning, believing God had a special call on their lives, they worked for the next four years, side by side, in inner city ministry with children and the homeless in Orlando. After a short time back in North Carolina where Tara was a teacher at Emmanuel Christian School, they moved to Oxford, Alabama where they served at Word Alive International Church, again with children and other ministries. In 2005, she and Brian returned to Washington where they serve as associate pastors of Youth and Children’s ministries at Harvest Church.  Tara is survived by her husband, Brian Garrett, her parents, Pastor Tad and Treva Tankard of Bath and one special brother, Adam Tankard of Denver, Colorado. Tara’s life was influenced greatly by godly grandparents; Thad and Rowena Tankard of Bath and the late Nellie Woolard Lee. Her life was also shared with many uncles and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, whom she enjoyed giving love and joy to.  Tara was known to all as the ‘girl with contagious JOY’, an unshakeable FAITH, and of course the beautiful singing voice that touched so many lives. She not only expressed her love and devotion to Jesus Christ with words, but with actions. She served tirelessly to people of all levels of life, backgrounds and ages. Always having time for the person in need, her life was marked by so many testimonies of those whose lives were changed and impacted from her love, counsel, and prayer with them.  Always having a desire for missions, locally and globally, Tara began with her first mission trip to Russia in 1991 for 2 months, later ministering in Romania, Nicaragua and several US short term mission trips. All of her 38 years were lived to the fullest, ever seeking to live out God’s destiny and purpose for her.  Some would say a great light has gone out of our lives. But we would say the light you saw was not Tara, but the ‘light of the world’, Jesus Christ, that lived IN her and THROUGH her every day of her life. She left a deposit in many who will carry on her desire to serve the Savior wholeheartedly, unwavering and unashamedly to the end.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Bonner Lee Garris

Bonner Lee Garris, age 71, a resident of 559 Swan Point Road, Washington, NC entered into eternal peace on July 20, 2013.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday July 24, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Doug Spivey. Bonner will be laid to rest in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be David Townsend, Ray Garris, B.J. Holland, Trevor Edwards, Joel Edwards, Landon Temple, Andrew Keech, and Daryl Alligood. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday July 23, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Bonner was born in Beaufort County on December 14, 1941 son of the late William Jessie Garris Jr. and “Stella” Wallace Garris of Washington. He is preceded in death by his wife Patricia “Annette” Garris who passed away on June 27, 2013 and who he married on October 8, 1960. He owned a masonry business for thirty plus years. Bonner and his wife owned and ran a concession business for eight years. He worked at Brinson Welding and Machine for ten years. He and his wife Pat enjoyed traveling and fishing. Bonner had a heart of gold and saw the good in everyone regardless of their faults. He loved everyone genuinely and would drop everything to help someone in need. Though he was blind he saw the good in everyone.  Survivors include: Jamie Garris and wife Robin of Washington, Veronica Leigh Johnson and husband Artie of Aulander and Rhonda Garris Thomas of Jacksonville; grandchildren: Brandi Garris Smith and husband Tim of Oklahoma City, OK, Brandan “B.J.” Garris of Washington, Anthony and Caleb Johnson of Aulander and Austin and Abby Thomas of Jacksonville and great grandchildren: Brandan James Garris, Jr. of Yonkers, NY and Trey Smith of Oklahoma City, OK and brothers: Major Garris and wife Nellie of Bayview, Phil Garris and wife Mary of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Bonner’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Charles Michael Garris

Charles Michael Garris of New Bern died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Mike was born in Washington, N.C., on February 12, 1950, the son of Ervin and Ulma Smith. He was adopted by Charles Lindy Garris in 1959. Mike was a mail route carrier in New Bern until his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service in 2006. He then established Garris Lawn Service.  He is survived by his mother, Ulma Garris, of New Bern; his sister, Susan Williams and husband, Patrick; and nephews, Kyle and David Williams.  Visitation will be on Thursday, July 24, at Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  Following visitation, a private family memorial service will be held on Riverside Drive in Bridgeton at 7:30 p.m.  Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.   (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Tuesday, July 22, 2008)

Elsie Wallace Garris

Elsie Wallace Garriss, 69, of 144 Big John Store Rd., Margarettsville, died Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va.  Mrs. Garriss was born in Beaufort County, the daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Waters Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Ray Garriss. Mrs. Garriss was a friend to all in the Margarettsville Community and will be dearly missed.  Mrs. Garriss is survived by her daughter Jeanne Skinner and her husband Sheldon of Margarettsville; two grandchildren, Allison Rice and Brittany Skinner, and two great-grandchildren Faith and Angel Pierce; her brothers, Wayne Wallace and his wife, Mary Faye of Plymouth and Cecil Wallace and his wife, Evy of Pinetown, and her sister, Lou Davenport, also of Pinetown.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 16, at Beechwood Cemetery in Boykins, Va. with the Rev. Tommy Glover officiating.  The family received friends Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7-8:30 at Mrs. Garriss’ Home.  Askew Funeral & Cremation Services, 731 Roanoke Ave, Roanoke Rapids is handling the arrangements.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, November 16, 2007)

Lillie Mae Garris

Lillie Mae Garris, 87, passed away Monday, March 31, 1997, at Akron City Hospital. She was born in Beaufort County, N. C.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Callie C. Garris. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rev. C. Clifton and Patricia Garris of Akron (Rev. Garris is the minister of East Market Street Christian Church); grandchildren, Sandra (Jeffrey) Cullither of Washington, N. C., Dale Garris and Jonathan Garris, both of Akron; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at First Christian Church in Washington, N. C. Visitation Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington, N.C. Local arrangements by Adams-Mason Memorial Chapel.  (Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH) – April 2, 1997; pg. D6)

Pat Annette Garris

Pat “Annette” Garris, age 71, a resident of 559 Swan Point Road, Washington, NC entered into eternal peace on June 27, 2013.  A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday June 30, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington officiated by Rev. Doug Spivey. Pat will be laid to rest in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be David Townsend, Ray Garris, B.J. Holland, Trevor Edwards, Joel Edwards, Landon Temple, Bobbi Lou Ward, Wendy Todd, Misty Boyd and Tabitha Ward. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday June 29, 2013 at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.  Pat was born in Pitt County on July 11, 1941 daughter of the late Joseph S. Edwards and is survived by her mother, Lillian Houston Edwards of Washington. She is also survived by her husband, Bonner L. Garris whom she married on October 8, 1960. She worked at National Spinning, Inc. for thirty years. Pat was a professional carpet cleaner for nine years and along with her husband they ran a concession business for eight years. She was a devout Christian and an avid reader who enjoyed spending time with her family. She and her husband Bonner enjoyed traveling and fishing. Pat had a heart of gold and saw the good in everyone regardless of their faults. She loved everyone genuinely and would drop everything to help someone in need.  Surviving along with her husband Bonner of the home and her mother Lillian of Washington are her children: Jamie Garris and wife Robin of Washington, Veronica Leigh Johnson and husband Artie of Aulander and Rhonda Thomas of Jacksonville; grandchildren: Brandi Smith and husband Tim of Oklahoma City, OK, Brandan “B.J.” Garris of Washington, Anthony and Caleb Johnson of Aulander and Austin and Abby Thomas of Jacksonville and great grandchildren: Brandan James Garris, Jr. of Yonkers, NY and Trey Smith of Oklahoma City, OK and brothers: James Edwards and wife Carol, Bobby Edwards, Donald Edwards and wife Cheryl and Jerry Edwards and wife Kay. Pat was predeceased by a brother: Billy Edwards.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Pat’s family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Alva C. Garrison

Alva C. Garrison, 77, of Tampa, and formerly of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Nov. 23, 1990) at Brian Center Nursing Care. She was born in Washington, N.C., came here in 1982 from Jacksonville and moved to Tampa in 1988. She was a retired registered nurse. During World War II, she served in the Navy. She was a Protestant. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas and Roland Jefferson, both of Washington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews, including Brenda Allen, Tampa. Holloway Funeral Home, Oldsmar.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – November 25, 1990)

Shirley L. Garrison

Shirley L. Garrison of the 900 block of Goff St., Apt. 171, a retired elevator operator, died April 21, 1994, in a local hospital.  She was born in Beaufort County, N.C. She retired from the Monticello Hotel and was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, United Order of Tents and Huntersville Senior Citizens.  Survivors include a sister, Sylvia Andrews of Chesapeake; a very good friend, Mildred Caraway of Chesapeake; four nephews, Maurice Hines of Norfolk, Lavelle Lowe of Virginia Beach, Rodney Hines of Maryland and Luigi Lowe of Germany; three aunts, Ella Gray of Norfolk, Lucy Boyd of New York City and Lugena Perry of North Carolina; two uncles, Fred and Edward Davis, both of North Carolina; and three nieces, Lavonda Hines and Sherry Robinson, both of Virginia Beach, and Theora Staton of Chesapeake.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. Ronnie Joyner. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the residence. The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Graves Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, NC) – April 24, 1994; pg. B2)

Arlie J. Gaskins

Arlie J. Gaskins, 92, Sept. 15. Funeral 2 p.m., Friday, Paul Funeral Home, Washington. Burial, Norman Dixon Cemetery, Chocowinity. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) – September 17, 1998; pg. B6)

Clement E. Gaskins

Clement E. Gaskins, 83, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Dec. 31, 2000) at home. Born in Aurora, N.C., he came here 41 years ago from Jacksonville and retired as circulation supervisor for the St. Petersburg Times. He was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church and an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Josephine H.; a son, Shelly O., New Port Richey; a brother, Ellsworth, Aurora; two sisters, Mildred Yount and Ozeda Caton, both of Aurora; and two grandchildren. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.  (St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL) – January 3, 2001; pg. 6)

Evelyn Carol Alligood Gaskins

Mrs. Evelyn Carol Alligood Gaskins, 56, a resident of 2017 Black Jack-Grimesland Road died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at her home.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home of Washington, officiated by Pastor Robert Ormond and Pastor Gary K. Thompson. Entombment will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park in Greenville. Dean Watson, Ronnie Godley, Carl Elks, Adrian Waters, Marvin Alligood Jr. and Thomas Jefferson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Brinn and Justin Cox.  Mrs. Gaskins was born in Beaufort County on April 5, 1949, daughter of the late Millie Alligood Banks and Robert Edward Alligood Sr., who survives. She married Harold “Slick” Gaskins on October 1, 1983. Mrs. Gaskins was employed by D&H Red & White Grocery Store for more than 31 years and most recently was manager of Choco Convenient Mart of Chocowinity. She was extremely dedicated in helping others in their times of need and strongly supported and participated in events such as Relay For Life walks, March of Dimes walks and Multiple Sclerosis walks. Mrs. Gaskins is survived by her husband, “Slick,” of the home; her father, Robert E. Alligood Sr. of Black Jack; a daughter, Cathy McGowan and husband, Michael, of Greenville; two sons, Tony Alligood and wife, Christie, of Washington and Greg Gaskins and wife, Diane, of Washington; four sisters, Lib Womble and Joyce Henson, both of Washington, Peggy Wilson and her husband, Benny, of Greenville and Debbie Tyndall and her husband, Sammy, of Greenville; two brothers, Robert “Blue” Alligood Jr. of Greenville and Callas Earl Alligood and his wife, Vicky, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Brittany Dyson, Autumn Dyson and Courtney McGowan, all of Greenville, and Amber Alligood, Kyle Cox and Adam Cox all of Washington. Mrs. Gaskins was preceded in death by her mother, Millie A. Banks, and a son, Christopher J. Gaskins.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the family.  (The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) – September 4, 2005)

Robert Lee Gaskins

Robert Lee Gaskins, 89, a retired farmer and carpenter, died April 15, 1990, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Gaskins, a native of Beaufort County, N.C., was the widower of Mary Keech Gaskins. He was a member of Pantego Christian Church, Pantego, N.C.  Survivors include three daughters, Rae G. Spencer of Belhaven, N.C., Faye G. Reid of Grandy and Evelyn G. O'Dell of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Mary G. Cuthrell of Belhaven and Stella G. Pilley of Washington, N.C.; two brothers, Steve Gaskins of Carrollton, Va., and Howard Gaskins of Pinetown, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven. Burial will be in the Gaskins family cemetery near Pantego. Friends may join the family from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home and at the home of Rae Spencer, Route 2, Belhaven.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – April 16, 1990; pg. D2)

Mary Thelma Taylor Gaskins

Mary Thelma Taylor Gaskins, 71, passed away at her home of 35 years on Oct. 9, 1999, after a yearlong fight with cancer. Thelma was born April 19, 1929, in Blounts Creek, N.C., the daughter of the late Mark A. Taylor and the late Mary B. Taylor. Thelma graduated from Chocowinity High School and attended nursing school for a time before marrying Warren C. Gaskins Jr. of Washington, N.C., her sweetheart since grade school. She touched many lives in her roles as loving daughter and sister, supportive Navy wife, caring mother and grandmother, active Thalia Lynn Baptist Church member, and dedicated Virginia Beach school bus driver for 26 years. She will never be forgotten by those whose lives she enriched with her innate curiosity, her strength, her love of nature and her joy in artistic creation. Her friends and family will treasure her lovingly hand-crafted gifts as remembrances of her artistic spirit and affection.  She is survived by Warren, her husband of 52 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Mark Martin of Akron, Ohio, and grandchildren, Rachel and Joshua; a daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Murray Crowder of Blacksburg, Va., and grandchildren, Devin and Rowan; and her son, Mark C. Gaskins of Eugene, Ore.  A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Rosewood Chapel of Kellum Funeral Home, Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach, with Dr. Mark Olson of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – October 10, 1999)

Thad Timothy Gaskins

Mr. Thad “Timmy” Timothy Gaskins, age 64, a resident of 312 Old New Bern Road, Chocowinity, N.C., died at his home Saturday, July 16, 2011. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens officiated by Henry Horne. The family received friends Monday, July 18, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 15th Street Church of God in Washington. Mr. Gaskins was born in Beaufort County, the son of the late Garland Benjamin Gaskins and Elsie Clark Gaskins who survives. Timmy, as he was called by his friends, graduated from Chocowinity High School. He worked with Weyerhaeuser Company for 16 years and Hatteras Yachts in New Bern for 13 years. Mr. Gaskins is survived by his mother, Elsie Mae Clark Gaskins of Chocowinity, one son Scott Gaskins and Joy Davis of Washington, a sister Sandra Daniels and husband Jeffrey of Aurora, N.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Curtis Gaskins.  Pamlico Funeral and Cremation Service of Washington is serving the Gaskins family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

William Edward Gaskins, Jr.

Mr. William Edward Gaskins Jr., 61, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Covenant of God Church. Burial will follow at Palmetto Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Gaskins, a native of Beaufort County, was a lifelong resident of the Vanceboro community. He was a Vietnam veteran in the United States Army.  He is survived by his wife, Tammy Whichard Gaskins; daughters, Laura Gaskins Riggs, of Cove City and Sheila Gaskins Lewis, of Washington; son, William E. “Billy” Gaskins, III, of Vanceboro; stepson, William Logan Whichard, of Whicards Beach; parents, Edward & Dorothy Gaskins, of Vanceboro; brother, Joey A. Gaskins, of New Bern; and six grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Tuesday, March 1, 2011)

Rosa Lee Gause

Mrs. Rosa Lee Gause of Washington died Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville.  Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, April 26, 2010 at Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.  Mrs. Gause was born June 28, 1954, to the late Luther and Elizabeth McCray Gause in South Carolina. She was a member of Bethel Chapel Ministries.  Survivors: one daughter, Akele Gause, and one son, Christopher Gause, both of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Emma Lee Oliver, Stewart, Va.; two brothers, James and Henry Gause; two grandchildren. Siblings preceding her in death were Mary E. Stanley, Luther, Julias, Elgilee and Nathaniel Gause.  Arrangements by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. MLK Jr. Drive, Washington. Visitation at the home of Willie Hawkins, 707 Charlotte Street, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Sunday, April 25, 2010)

McDonald Gautier, III

Mr. McDonald Gautier, III, age 63, a resident of 6268 US Hwy. 17 North, Washington, NC died Tuesday afternoon December 20, 2011 at UHS – Beaufort Hospital.  A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday December 23, 2011 at Old Ford Church of Christ officiated by Eddie Bowen and Thomas Hamilton. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Freddie Griffin, Harry Gautier, Jr., Wiley Woolard, Freddie Matkins, Andrew Hardison and Jeffrey Stoop will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Men’s Sunday School Class, Old Ford Ruritan Club and the Elders and Deacons of Old Ford Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. Gautier was born in Beaufort County on May 29, 1948, son of Helen Davenport Gautier and the late McDonald “M.C.” Gautier, Jr. On March 31, 1972, he married the former Hilda Gail Hardison. He was self-employed for 30 years as owner/operator of Gautier Welding and Machine Shop. He loved his job welding for businesses and individuals in the area and surrounding counties. Mr. Gautier was a member of Old Ford Church of Christ and served as a deacon, usher and greeter. He was a member of Old Ford Ruritan Club and served as President. Mr. Gautier loved spending time with his family and was known as “Pop” by his grandchildren, whom he cherished dearly.  In addition to his wife, Hilda of the home and his mother, Helen of Washington, he is survived by his children: Jennifer Gautier Mitchell and husband Kevin, Willie McDonald “Will” Gautier and wife Jamie, and Emily Gautier Pake and husband Scott all of Washington; his grandchildren: Taylor and Caroline Mitchell, Avery and Kathryn Gautier, and Elli and Anna Brey Pake; his sister: Ann Elrod and husband Jim of Belhaven and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a grandson, Wesley Andrew Gautier.  The family will receive friends 6:30-8:00 PM Thursday at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gautier family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Lefate Durell Gavin

Mr. Lefate Durell “LD” Gavin, age 85, a resident of 1950 Herring Run Road, Blounts Creek went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 31, 2010.  Funeral services will be held at Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ at Blounts Creek on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM with Marty Alligood officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery with military honors. Phil Weston, Michael Weston, David Bennett, W.B. Beddard, Charles Smith and Jeffray Waters will serve as pallbearers.  He was born in Okaloosa County, Florida on November 2, 1924 to Shelby and Lucy Gavin. He had three sisters and one brother. He served In the US Navy, detached to the Marine Corps as a medic in WWII. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and a member of the “Greatest Generation.”  After WWII he moved to Winston-Salem, NC where he lived for twenty years working first for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., then for Colter & Chappell Electric Co. He later moved to Blounts Creek, NC, where he worked for TGS in Aurora, NC from 1964 to 1983, with 17 years of service.  Mr. “L.D.” is survived by his wife, Edna Adeline Chessher, his two children Richard Gavin (Ina), Earlene Sapp (Joe); his four grandchildren Angela Gavin, Brad Sapp, Amy Deininger and Anna Nelson; and 9 great-grandchildren. Surviving also is his only brother, and best friend, Maxie Gavin of Washington, NC; two sisters, Dora Brede of Florida and Joy Carlini of California. He was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Paul.  Mr. “L.D.” loved fishing and boating and was able to share many years doing so with “Et” and his various friends and family. He was an active member of Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ and will be remembered as having a compassionate hand, a kind word, and a supportive ear to all who sought his council. He was loved and honored by all those who knew him and will be missed by his loving neighbors at Blounts Creek, and most of all by his family. In return, his family wishes to honor Community Home Care and Hospice for their loving care. Special love goes to Barbie Peele, who encouraged us all to “keep looking up.”  The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and other times at the home, 1950 Herring Run Road, Blounts Creek, NC 27814.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gavin family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Ella Louise Dixon Gay

Mrs. Ella Louise Dixon Gay of 213 W. Seventh St., Washington, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.   A funeral will be conducted at noon Friday in Deeper Life Ministries with pastor William Guilford officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Gay was born Jan. 29, 1940, the daughter of the late James and Odell Carpenter Dixon. She attended P.S. Jones High School. She was married to Randall Gay Jr., who preceded her in death. She was a member of Deeper Life Ministries, where she was a Mother of the church.  Survivors include three daughters; three sons; one sister, Mozella Marshall of Winston-Salem; two brothers, William Dixon and James E. Dixon and nine grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Benson and Louise Dixon and two brothers, Gadis Dixon and Willie Dixon.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Deeper Life Ministries.  Arrangements are by Leon Randolph Funeral Home, 208 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, December 18, 2008)

Iola Carrowan Gaylord

Iola C. Gaylord, 81, of Grace Ridge Retirement Community, formerly of Pea Ridge St., Glen Alpine, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Born in Pantego, NC on Jan. 23, 1928, Mrs. Gaylord was the daughter of the late Dallas T. Carrowan and Ethel Geneva Midyette Carrowan. She attended Mars Hill College and then transferred to East Carolina Teacher’s College, from which she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. She moved to Morganton in 1950 to take a position as Dietician for the NC School for the Deaf. In April of 1952 her wedding to Russell Gaylord was featured nationally on the TV program “Bride & Groom,” sponsored by Betty Crocker and produced in New York City. In 1954 the Gaylords moved to Glen Alpine, and Mrs. Gaylord became a teacher of home economics in the high school at NCSD. She retired from teaching in 1989.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Friday, November 20, 2009)

Morris Earl Gaynor

Services for Morris Earl Gaynor, 48, of Orange will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Gethsemane Baptist Church, 326-330 15th Ave., Newark. Arrangements are by the G.G. Woody Funeral Home, Roselle.  Mr. Gaynor, who died Wednesday in the Hospital Center at Orange, was a senior account manager with workers compensation claims at Sedgwick Claims Managements Services Inc., Roseland, for two years.  Earlier, he had been a manager at Crum and Foster in Parsippany for 17 years and a supervisor at Travellers Insurance Co. in New York City for several years.  Mr. Gaynor earned a bachelor's degree in business and psychology from the City College of New York, New York City, and did post-graduate work at the New School in New York City.  He was a youth department instructor and served on the Youth Board of Directors, both at Riverside Church in New York City.  Mr. Gaynor was a past president of the Reynolds Terrace Homeowners Association in Orange.  Born in Washington, N.C., he lived in New York City before moving to Orange 20 years ago.  Surviving are his wife, Pam; a daughter, Morgan; his mother, Mrs. Serena Gaynor; his father, Bravet Earl Gaynor; a brother, Gregory Lewis, and a sister, Mrs. Sharon Gaynor-Johnson.  (The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) – July 8, 2001; pg. 39)

Diane Shaw Gerard

Mrs. Diane Shaw Gerard, age 63, a resident of 1036 N. Market Street, Washington died Thursday morning April 3, 2014 at her home following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease.  Diane was known for her strong faith and her relationship with her Lord Jesus Christ. She had a glowing smile and vibrant personality. Diane was an optimist who was dedicated to helping others. Her long battle with Parkinson's included her courageously participating in a UVA Parkinson's research study. Her "family" extended well beyond her blood lines as she so often welcomed countless people into her home to enjoy the amazing life of Diane Gerard.   A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday April 6, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington officiated by Rev. Danny Allen. Chris Furlough, Hodges Hackney, Bill Litchfield, David Mays, Jack Mitchell, Jeff Peacock, Forrest Sidbury, Marshall Taylor, Harry Wetmore, and Paul Wetmore will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mrs. Gerard was born in Norfolk, VA on July 22, 1950, daughter of the late Captain James Emerson Shaw and Betsy Thompson Shaw. She was a former "Miss Beaufort County". On December 22, 1968, she married Walter Bennett "Bubba" Gerard, III. Mrs. Gerard was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington where she was a former member of the choir and Sunday School Teacher. She was instrumental in starting the pre-school program at the church. She was an FCA leader, a member of the Crescite Book Club and a charter member of the Pamlico Sounds, a local singing group.  In addition to her husband "Bubba", she is survived by her children: Elizabeth Gerard Bennett and husband Jeff; Walter Bennett Gerard, IV and wife Laura and Amy Gerard Thomas and husband Austin all of Washington; her grandchildren: Emily Thompson Bennett, Richard Jeffrey Bennett, Jr., Marisa Frances Gerard, Madison Virginia Gerard, Bailey James Murphy Gerard, Walter Bennett Gerard, V, Avery Shaw Thomas, Oliver Austin Thomas, IV and Anderson Dean Thomas. She is also survived by her sisters: Susan Shaw Gerard and husband Al of Blounts Creek; Cathy Shaw Fletcher and husband Fred of Washington and Jami Shaw Gerard of Winston-Salem.  The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 PM Saturday at Wesley Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Washington and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gerard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Eldean Calloway Gerard

Mrs. Eldean Calloway Gerard, age 91, a resident of 808 East 7th Street, Washington went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday evening, November 30, 2010.  A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Friday December 3, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington officiated by Rev. Lee Kinney and Rev. Daryl Evans. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Her grandsons: Richie Gerard, III, Steven Lee, Jr., Michael Lee, Shawn Batts, Josh Batts, Galen Niederhauser, Jim Anderson and Wes Carroll will serve as pallbearers.  Mrs. Gerard was born in Jamesville, NC on September 5, 1919, daughter of the late Fred Leroy Calloway and Betty Virginia Goddard Calloway. She was a graduate of Jamesville High School and a 1944 graduate of Tayloe Hospital School of Nursing. She was a very dedicated registered nurse in service to patients and families at Tayloe Hospital and Beaufort County Hospital. Throughout her nursing career and afterwards, she was affectionately known as “Big Calloway”. Mrs. Gerard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a former member of Circle # 5. She volunteered with the Red Cross, March of Dimes and Cancer Drive.  Mrs. Gerard is survived by her children: Richard E. Gerard, Jr. and wife, Sandy; Shirley “Jean” Lee and husband, Steve , and Ginny Gerard Batts all of Washington; her grandchildren: Richie Gerard, III, Shawn Batts, Steven Lee, Deanna Anderson, Michael Lee, Alison Carroll, Josh Batts and Jeanne Niederhauser; her great grandchildren: Miller Lee, Macon Lee, Davis Lee, Maddox Lee, Gabe Niederhauser, Cate Calloway Lee, Cutler Lee, Carter Gerard Anderson, Reese Katherine Anderson and Emma Claire Carroll. She is survived by a very special sister, Juanita Jackson of Washington, known as “Little Calloway” and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Earl” Gerard, Sr. on September 9, 1996 and eight brothers and sisters.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, neighbor and friend to many. The family wishes to express their appreciation to her caregivers, Jewel Chesson, Josephine Griffin and Rashonda “P.T.” Griffin.  The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM on Thursday December 2nd at Paul Funeral Home in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Jean Lee, located at 123 West River Acres Road, Washington, NC.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to be serving the Gerard Family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Julia Rae Peed Beacham Gerard

Mrs. Julia Rae Peed Beacham Gerard, age 80, died, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Britthaven of Washington.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington conducted by Dr. Michael Price.  Julia was born May 14, 1930, daughter of Helen Taylor Peed and Tillman Roscoe Peed, who predeceased her. She was married to Clarence Anderson Beacham, Sr.and of that union was born a son Clarence Anderson Beacham, Jr. (Andy). Later she married Richard Earl Gerard, Sr. who predeceased her.  Julia was very active until her health failed her being a member of the First Christian Church in Washington and an active member of the Degree of Pocahontas and served as past Great Pocahontas.  She is survived by her caring and loving son, Andy Beacham, who was the light of her life, and his wife, Nell of Washington; her granddaughter, Andrea Beacham McLawhorn and her husband, Bruce of Clay Root; her grandson, Lewis Gray Holloman and his wife, Emmy of Washington; and her great grandson, Adam McLawhorn of Clay Root.  In addition to her parents, Julia was also predeceased by a step father, Jack Daniels; brothers, Tillman R. Peed, Guy Adrian Peed, Clyde Wesley Peed and sisters, Edna Peed McQuay and Bessie Mae Peed.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home and other times at the home of her son, Andy Beacham, 364 Neck Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Gerard family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Patricia Franklin Gertz

Mrs. Patricia Franklin Gertz passed away on January 9, 2009 at her residence in Washington.  Memorial services will be held in the Brown Chapel of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. with the interment following in the Chapel Gardens.  Pat was born in Charlotte, NC on February 25, 1947, daughter of the late Charles and Marianna Franklin. She was a 1965 graduate of Washington High School and attended Peace College. She retired from East Carolina University as the manager of the traffic department with over 30 years of service. Pat was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where she served as past president of the Episcopal Church Women, a member of the Altar Guild and taught Sunday School classes.  Survivors include her son, Richard Halle Gertz, III of Washington along with many cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Henry Blount Rumley, IV and her husband, Richard Halle Gertz, Jr.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Gertz family.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Saturday, January 10, 2009)

Arden Gettel

Mr. Arden “Gill” Gettel, age 77, of Petersburgh, VA, died Tuesday, January 29, 2008.  Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2008 at Belhaven Community Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Donald Joyner.  Mr. Gettel was born in Lebanon, PA on September 15, 1930 to the late John A. and Anna Fortna Gettel. He was married to Sydney Martin Gettel who preceded him in death on October 4, 2000. Mr. Gettel served in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant First Class. He later worked as an electrician for the Virginia Department of Transportation where he retired on October 1, 1992.  Survivors include two sisters, Betty Petkov and Josephine Potocny both of Lebanon, PA, one sister in law, Patty M. Boyd of Washington and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by Baby Gettel and one daughter, Janet Louise Gettel.  Paul Funeral home of Washington is serving the Gettel family.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Thursday, January 31, 2008)

John Lee Gettys, Sr.

Mr. John Lee Gettys Sr., 83, of 4763 Old Blounts Creek Road, Chocowinity, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with the Rev. Dr. Richard Sheriff officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Larry Harding, Kenneth Pollard Jr., Chris Pollard, Richard Pollard Jr., Armando Vilchis and Woody Taylor will serve as pallbearers.  Mr. Gettys was born May 31, 1924 in Rutherford County. He was the son of the late Lee Osburn Gettys and Fannie Luckadoo Gettys. He was married to Lelia Spicer Gettys, who preceded him in death Feb. 2, 2000. He was a retired drywall installer in residential construction. He had been a resident of Beaufort County for approximately 17 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chocowinity.  Survivors include five sons, Steve Gettys of Sacramento, Calif., Dannie Lee Gettys of Forest City, Kenneth Pollard Sr. and Richard Pollard, both of Washington, and John L. Gettys Jr. of Blounts Creek; two daughters, Bobbie Gettys Coffey of Durham and Elizabeth Vilchis of Smithfield; three brothers, A.L. Gettys of Forest City, Claude Gettys of Bostic, and Rommie Gettys of Union Mills; two sisters, Etta Gettys Thomas of Inman, S.C. and Mattie Gettys Toney of Forest City; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie Gettys and Clyde Carson Gettys; and one sister, Erie Gettys.  The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at Hillside Funeral Service, Washington.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Friday, October 5, 2007)

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